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Re: “A Little Late To the 'Patriotically Correct' Party

There is a power shift happening as we sit here. Even talk show hosts, basketball players, football players are getting into the action. The old power structure (Why hasn't Kaepernick been hired yet?) is beginning to show signs of age. And people are speaking up (Steve Kerr!) . I'm surprised it's happening as fast as it is. What's next?

Posted by Nancy Fahringer on 09/25/2017 at 6:30 AM

Re: “McCain: "I Cannot in Good Conscience Vote for Graham-Cassidy"

Youtube Jimmy Kimmel for the reasons this bill is awful.

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Posted by Nancy Fahringer on 09/25/2017 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Why Teachers Are Leaving (And New Teachers Aren't Replacing Them)

It is fascinating that public charter schools pay less to teachers and yet teachers are going to them in droves. Perhaps they like the culture and trade that for pay?

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Posted by Doug Martin on 09/25/2017 at 6:14 AM

Re: “Checkpoint Trauma

The CBP roadblock located along SR-86 just outside Three Points, AZ first became a fixture along the highway in January of 2008. It's pretty much been operated 24/7 365 days a year ever since. I've recorded every compelled interaction I've had at the roadblock since it's inception - we ll over 600 and counting at this stage. One of my earlier interactions took place on January 8, 2008 and can be viewed at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6uw7506xMw

Before January 2008, the roadblock had been setup a few times for brief periods. Once on April 15, 2005. See:

http://roadblockrevelations.org/DHS/DHSroadblock.htm

and again on November 12, 2006.

I've been to court multiple times over the years regarding my roadblock encounters and will again in the near future.

Checkpoint USA
https://roadblockrevelations.org/wp

Posted by Checkpoint USA on 09/24/2017 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Reign in Tacos

Ughh amazing food!!

Posted by Roylissa Valenzuela on 09/24/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Why Teachers Are Leaving (And New Teachers Aren't Replacing Them)

MrMarkAZ - Everything you are saying is precisely whats wrong with the mindset of today ... the federal govt should give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give give .... and give some more, until the USA fully transforms into a socialist country like Venezuala .... where people are now eating dog food for dinner.

You have no clue what you are talking about. Disengaged parents should not be blamed, eh? So they have children, but they should take absolutely no responsibility for them?

You are a clueless moron.

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Posted by Danehick Sux on 09/24/2017 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Why Teachers Are Leaving (And New Teachers Aren't Replacing Them)

This was my experience when considering switching to elementary education as an alternate career track, and that was back during the Shrub Administration (first term). I can only imagine the environment has worsened since then.

In reply to Commenter #1 (that's a really rude handle, just by the by): Disengaged parents need to be re-engaged, not blamed. If you want better parents, give them the support and resources they need: subsidized health care (physical and mental), subsidized quality child care for parents who work outside the home, more parenting classes, economic opportunities (more jobs, better wages), and more adult education opportunities. Incentives, not punishment, drive performance: that's basic human psychology. Think of it as using the research-proven tactics in business leadership for the public good.

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Posted by MrMarkAZ on 09/24/2017 at 2:24 PM

Re: “McCain: "I Cannot in Good Conscience Vote for Graham-Cassidy"

Blow John. You've been in politics for a century and in that time you've only served the great state of Maricopa and yourself. I know for a fact you're treatment isn't taking place at a VA hospital.

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Posted by Sup on 09/24/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “White Flight

Participation in social media will make a middle school student out of you eventually.

Posted by Sup on 09/24/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Checkpoint Trauma

I am a white middle aged woman. I had an agent follow me to a gate on my private property and threaten to pull me out of the window of my truck. I can not imagine the fear and emotional damage these assholes inflict on children with brown skin. The whole situation is beyond disgusting.

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Posted by Kali Turner on 09/23/2017 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Not Going Anywhere

CW13 - Who said anything about being entitled to citizenship without going through proper channels? Nice straw man argument. DACA is not about citizenship.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 09/23/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

It used be called POLLUTION. There's no doubt that every human alive is running rough-shot over the environment. Trashing the place with garbage, sewage, fertilizer, animal slaughter and their waste, species extinct...on and on. But there's no grants or Federal money to study what will take an eon to prove or disprove. If it was called pollution again, the same 'concerned' snowflakes would have to get up off their ass and clean the place up by modifying their own disgusting human behavior.

You like driving? How about that AC, use of a toilet, and the methane you personally emit just like the animals you eat? Everyone is guilty but Global Warming finger pointers. Pat yourselves on the back while you eat until you burst and contaminate yourselves with constant alcohol.

Posted by Sup on 09/23/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “White Doesn't Make Right

Waaa-waaa-wa. Little Mexican babies need a MAS binky in order to grade out in their other classes. The Mexicans can have TUSD and just to be fair, they can have El Paso too.

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Posted by Sup on 09/23/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “White Doesn't Make Right

jhuppent, I can understand your point, but surely you would agree that it would tend to depend upon the _context_ (and isn't this always the case?) in which these _revisionist_ studies take place.
I admit, that if taught with an equally puerile, of not angry, _revanchist_ perspective, we're back to square one and set the stage for social divisiveness of the kind we've witnessed recently from Yugoslavia to Iraq to Syria--futile brother vs brother, Hatfield vs McCoy ancestral feuds that achieve nothing but resentment, bitterness and, heaven forbid, bloodshed.
No, I merely meant teach History in a forthright manner in order to avoid Santayana's injunction; in order to learn history's bitter, hard-earned lessons. We cannot and must not repeat our forefathers' costly, inhumane mistakes.
We must away from teaching _American Mythology 101_ in our schools and smugly label such teaching "history." That's what I resent. And that's what I believe the promoters of balance and perspective desire. If not, like you, I join in condemning _any_ resentful, vindictive motives! Such motives are unworthy of any of us who truly believe in unchaining ourselves and our posterity from the dungeons of ignorance and hate.
Be well.

Posted by socrates2 on 09/23/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Reign in Tacos

We go there every time we are in Tucson visiting our daughter. Can't wait to see what the new place looks like! Their shrimp tacos are the bomb!

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Posted by Pat Cooper Gile on 09/23/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Why Teachers Are Leaving (And New Teachers Aren't Replacing Them)

I am waiting for the hate TUSD (including Huppenthal) trolls to arrive, so readily with DS columns, and start ridiculing. Teaching is not an easy job and it continues to get harder on many levels, some which are never seen by the public. Most teachers deserve better because they work hard (some do construction in the summer), they must tolerate disrespect from know-it-alls who know little about the day-to-day pressures, and they work in a state close to number 50 in every area of support for their work. All this happens after they must go though years of preparatory studies, at least for now.

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Posted by Retired without Prejudice on 09/23/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Why Teachers Are Leaving (And New Teachers Aren't Replacing Them)

I am waiting for the hate TUSD (including Huppenthal) trolls to arrive, so readily with DS columns, and start ridiculing. Teaching is not an easy job and it continues to get harder on many levels, some which are never seen by the public. Most teachers deserve better because they work hard (some do construction in the summer), they must tolerate disrespect from know-it-alls who know little about the day-to-day pressures, and they work in a state close to number 50 in every area of support for their work. And all this happens after they must go though years of preparatory studies, at least for now.

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Posted by Retired without Prejudice on 09/23/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “The Real Story Behind Lisa Frank

Have a friend with cognitive disability that loves Lisa Frank's Mother and baby rainbow unicorns. I want to have a rolling backpack made from the image since I cannot find anything like that or even the mother and baby backpack. What to do? What happens if I print an image and have a backpack made. I am not mass producing them....just something to make my young friend happy. Can;t seem to find anyone that knows. Company is defunct, correct??

Posted by Frannie Stone on 09/23/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Checkpoint Trauma

I taught out in Sells for a couple of years. I remember asking my class once how many of them had been stopped and had secondary inspections at the checkpoint. Every single hand went up. I told them that I never had and that the officers always looked shocked if my husband was with me and we told them he wasn't a citizen, because we are about as white as you can get. As I went through with clear sailing time after time and my students' families were pulled over time after time, it just began to feel very very wrong.

And I'll say hi to Sebastian, because I suspect I taught him a couple summers ago. :)

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Posted by Traci Robison Klein on 09/22/2017 at 9:44 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Sounds just like Obama.

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Posted by CW13 on 09/22/2017 at 9:14 PM

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