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Re: “T.H.R.E.A T. Watch: Immigration, Libel, Treason

Wayne, aren't you just a little bit ashamed of your attempts to say it didn't happen, that Trump didn't call some countries shitholes?

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Posted by David Safier on 01/12/2018 at 5:55 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A T. Watch: Immigration, Libel, Treason

Francis. Get a grip Old Man, Trump ain't going no where.

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Posted by CW13 on 01/12/2018 at 5:35 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A T. Watch: Immigration, Libel, Treason

The Constitution of the United States provides the following for the removal of Donald Trump:

Article II, Section 4; 25th Amendment, section 4; and the 2nd Amendment.

Donald Trump is a Racist Neo Nazi, an Inveterate Liar, and Mentally Unstable. He is a threat to our Constitutionally Protected Freedoms and Nationally Security, and, as such, he MUST be Removed from Office Forthwith!!!

30 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Francis Saitta on 01/12/2018 at 1:14 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A T. Watch: Immigration, Libel, Treason

Germany just announced changes to their open border policy and will no longer allow chain migration to their country, and will enact stricter border security. And nobody called her racist.

Dick Durbin made the claim regarding Trump's words. Has anybody confirmed that Durbin is telling the exact verbiage? Two Senators have said that they did not recall him saying that. Upon closer questioning his marks appear to refer to the governmental leaders of the countries that are sending us their unwanted problem citizens. Cuba has done it, so has El Salvador and Mexico.

Let's not forget that even with the Russian investigation Durbin praised Putin in an attempt to marginalize Trump's Presidency.…

Has he ever tried this in the past?…

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/12/2018 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Governor, You're No Don Quixote.

It is too bad you can't be fair and honest. The Governor's speech was much more believable than the 50 years of Democratic promises to raise blacks out of poverty (by taking from others). And the analogy is perfectly timed for MLK Jr Day on Monday. The difference is that education has plenty of money, it's just that so much of it is wasted, as is our road money to repair potholes. So, politicians continue to lie to us, because some have a history of believing it.

6 likes, 29 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/12/2018 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Had to look up "dreck"...good word.

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Posted by ronko on 01/12/2018 at 8:22 AM

Re: “The Skinny


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Posted by Happy Schwenkfelder on 01/12/2018 at 2:13 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I personally know the owners of this establishment they are amazing loving caring people they have amazing staff I know all of them they make the place feel comfortable and welcome it is very laid back.It's family!!

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Posted by BLUEANGELEYES 47 on 01/11/2018 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I love the way we are transported to the bar as readers, the palpable sense of place. The tone the author strikes - not too reverent and with zero trace of pity. Just compassion, subtlety, appreciation. A gentle and humane read for this new year.

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Posted by Magdelena37 on 01/11/2018 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Southwest University of Visual Arts Galleries

I attended this school when it was the Tucson Art Center. Marvin Woods is by far one of the nicest people and thorough teachers Ive ever had. I respect him immensely. Sharmon Woods, however is a witch on wheels and made my life hell for 2 years. But even though she demanded, (screaming in my face), to leave her school, I would not!!! I stayed on, achieved my degree with a 4.0 GPA and even made Alpha Beta Cappa. Most of the teachers, when I was there, were very helpful, knowledgeable and really pushed me to become a better and more imaginative artist. The real world was a better teacher but they did their best under poor management, in my opinion. I am a respected artist in the Tucson community now. I only earn around 50k a year but I love my work and my place of employment so thats something. Im grateful for the education I received at the Tucson Art Center.

Posted by Dee Dee Reeb on 01/11/2018 at 7:14 PM

Re: “The War on Weed

Read "Safer Arizona" proposed initiative.
This will rally the wagons in defiance.
As a user, patient and a proponent of medical Marijuana. I have the assets, medical history I wont have a problem getting two specialists Internists neurologist to sign have a notarized statement.

I hope they do this with all dispensed opiates and stimulates. After all if they had one doctor responsible for the other and the patient signing off there would be no drug problem right. PROBLEM SOLVED IT WAS SO SIMPLE.

If you get a MMJ card you lose your right to sit on a jury as you are committing a federal crime. Attorney's CANNOT advise you how to obtain or possess marijuana just quote the law. If they do in Arizona they can and will be disbarred for advising how to commit federal crime REALLY. Arizona supreme ruling for those members of the state bar.

The previous US Atty was married to a Pima County Sheriff admin is it a wonder the seizure RICO monies went to pencils, ballroom gowns, toy drones, travel and god knows what was grifted. Called
"hmm" Education from the reserve slush fund. We do know about the Gagnepain murder Radtke prosecution. With Sessions and the like of what Pima county elects. Can you say Aboud stealing the judge test scores and at 70's years old and the old line "I was joking" still and hearing cases. Sessions is playing right into the funding of the BLUE machine right here. Funding cuts the PCAO and PCSO needs these stolen monies and the line "We steal so they dont have to, Nothing left".

Both the Arizona Dispensary Association (ADA) and the Pima County Sheriff Office (PCSO) are of he belief it is possible to allow and control illegal activity so it dont get out of hand Market control.

So with all of this on the local scene is it a wonder that the powers looking to sustain their livelihood are looking for new opportunities? Really is that not human nature, as is reason I sit and type this useless dribble to a sea of idealistic mutants that try and have two columns for the stoned. Democrat/Republican most look at it like recycle and trash average projected TUSD analogy.

SESSIONS, WILL BE GONE SOON HE IS JUST TRYING TO PLAY INTO THE OLD POWERS OF GRAFT FOR SUPPORT AND IT IS NOT THERE. This old endless unaccountable pits of government like education and protection. The lack of one of these means more monies need to be spent the more the failure the more the monies. WE heard the stores before. ( I am a b-----cract because fear, I fear because I am a b-----crate)

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 01/11/2018 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Have Guitar, Will Travel

Can't wait to see Dave and the guys

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Posted by charlie on 01/11/2018 at 9:13 AM

Re: “How to Raise a Billion Dollars For Schools Without Raising Sales Taxes

With such a large percentage of the student population continuing to be made up of illegal immigrants or children of illegal immigrants, as well as legal immigrants, there is no way we will ever keep up with student funding. It's not going to happen.
We've chosen a low-wage, high-immigration policy for our economy and are reaping the "benefits".

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Posted by bslap on 01/11/2018 at 6:32 AM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

If there was you would be even more ignorant of the facts:

South Koreas president said Wednesday that President Trump deserves big credit for renewed talks between South and North Korea, and that Mr. Trump has offered to negotiate personally with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
It could be a resulting work of the U.S.-led sanctions and pressure, President Moon Jae-in told reporters. I think President Trump deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks.-Washington Post

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/10/2018 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Everybody in Arizona Is For Education

No Frances I mean unaccountable as in TUSD. Who has actually held them accountable for any of the malfeasance the past 25 years? They have damaged the labor force in Pima County. It's no wonder the voters say NO to bond elections.
I have more trust in the good parents that take part in the child's education by moving them to alternatives. They are voting with their feet. That's all they had left.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/10/2018 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Everybody in Arizona Is For Education

"Everyone... is for education"

Yes, but some just want to throw more money at it in a belief that money improves education. Or, that the existing education culture is healthy, strong and coming close to achieving student's potential. Others of us read research carefully and know that is not true.

A researcher from Stanford, Sean Reardon, just published what may be the most important study in the history of education. He used a sophisticated statistical technique to rank every single district in the nation based on academic gains. These were 5-year gains, not the one-year gains of letter grading which can be gamed.

Of the 200 largest districts in the nation, Chandler Unified ranked second. Peoria and Washington also ranked in the top ten. Not a single AZ district in the bottom ten.

Of the whole list, we had 41 school districts in the top 10% of the nation. By comparison, Massachusetts had 36 districts in the top 10%. (Our district student count about 950,000, Massachusetts? 950,000)

Massachusetts had 19 districts below the 10th percentile. Arizona had zero.

The median Arizona district placed at the 72nd percentile. The median Massachusetts district placed at the 55th percentile.

The Urban Institute rolled out one of the most powerful statistical techniques yet to also rank the states. Rather than use state tests score for its ranking, as Reardon of Stanford dit, it used NAEP, the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Think of all Hispanic students living in a two-parent household making $80,000 per year, or one parent household making $30,000. In the UI ranking, we placed 13th for those students math and reading scores and an infinite variety of similar apples to apples comparisons. Massachusetts placed first.

The Stanford Study suggests that our districts may not be in 13th place, that we may be much higher.

Its hard to believe that charters would drag down that ranking. AZ Black students in charters outscore Black students in districts. White students in charters outscore white students in districts, Hispanics outscore Hispanics.

Massachusetts may be ahead of us, or it may not be. Our academic gains from the end of 3rd grade to the end of 8th grade are clearly higher than theirs. If they are truly ahead of us, that means that their academic gains from kindergarten through 3rd grade are significantly higher than ours.

We should go and see what the number one state in the nation is doing from kindergarten through 3rd grade. We should also go and see what the number two district in the nation (large), Chandler, is doing from 3rd through 8th. We should also go and see what Saddle Mountain (top one percentile of all districts) is doing from 3rd through 8th. Or just go ask Mark Joraanstad, the executive director of the Arizona Schools Administrators. He was the Superintendent of Saddle Mountain during the period of the Stanford Study and clearly the driver of those results.

Battered and bruised Tucson Unified placed at the 67th percentile in the Stanford study. But, look at what little it took to be 17 percentile points above average: 5.1 academic years in 5 years of study. Not nearly enough to even partially close the achievement gap. But, its not below average.

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Posted by on 01/10/2018 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Arizona Diamondbacks offer special Spring Training presale to Tucson residents

What's the matter little waynie? Is the truth too hard to handle? You should get together with wimpy boy CW13. The two of you can bond over your wimpyness (wimpiness?) and your misguided tRump love.

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Posted by little waynie and wimpy CW13 can love each other through tRump! on 01/10/2018 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Arizona Diamondbacks offer special Spring Training presale to Tucson residents

Pretty much the same thing that you do in a comment thread, right Wayne Olson?

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Posted by Wayne Olson and the rest of the 99% need to get a clue on 01/10/2018 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Everybody in Arizona Is For Education

Keep the Education blogs coming, David Safier! Having had three kids graduate from TUSD before Charters, I watch this wild west of Charters take hold. I remember wonderful old Wrightstown Elementary, where my kids went. (2 lawyers and 1 MD) Wrightstow has been razed. Several charter schools surround the housing development that has taken the place of the school we loved .
For those wanting an impartial look at Charters, join the League of Women Voters and find out their results as well. The LWV meeting on Charters that I attended revealed the lack of oversight and regulation of Charters at the State Level. Some were good. Some were excellent. Many many poor.
More and better Charter oversight is needed, as are your blogs, David. Thanks.

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Posted by Nancy Fahringer on 01/10/2018 at 6:14 AM

Re: “Southwest University of Visual Arts Galleries

Sharmon Woods is a bully and an abusive human being. I personally watched her belittle her adopted daughter's birth defects caused by an addict birth mother and her husband's learning disability. You can imagine how she treats her employees if she speaks to and about her family like that in front of everyone. I worked there for over a decade and in that time I saw it all from her, including a moment when she compared herself to Jesus. The scary part is she believes she is doing good. She believes that belittling people helps them learn and "get it." She passes herself off as knowing so much but most president's of universities have PhDs. This woman has a bachelor's in psychology and claims to know so much because of what? Certainly it is not the books she "reads"only to twist key concepts in them to her advantage. She created psuedosciences that bring people who desperately seek approval to the level of almost cult like blind devotion. All in the name of "getting IT" whatever "IT" is that week. Everyone, including students, who have had an interaction with her are scarred from those meetings. Just look at the countless lawsuits they have had against them and they have pending now. Students beware. All yourself if the owners of the school are willing to treat employees as I have described, how will you be treated?

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Posted by Formeremployee on 01/10/2018 at 5:25 AM

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