Constant Voter 
Member since May 8, 2010

Latest Review

Re: “Avatar

Couldn't disagree more with the reviewer expert guys above and below.

This film was better than The Hurt Locker - should've won the Oscar for many reasons.

Right vs. Wrong in a multi-layered world of fantastic images.

Film was creative, fast-moving, absorbing, thoughtful and FUN!

Posted by ay te wacho on 05/08/2010 at 7:31 AM

Recent Comments

Re: “Profile in Courage: McSally Avoids CNN Cameras, Questions on Trump's Ukraine Scandal

If this must be the new behavior we must learn to admire enough to get our vote these days, then I will vote for someone else. Additionally, why do we even bother to choose GOP Senators when one man, the GOP Senate leader, never even allows them to vote on big issues? They should stand up, vote, and quit hiding in the their fancy offices. If you think the job is to always play politics and NEVER vote, then go away. Don't you dare call yourself a "public servant" with "integrity" because you are a different animal in Washington, DC.

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 11/10/2019 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Democrat Kathy Hoffman Is Arizona Republicans' Enemy Number One

When a decent, well educated professional woman with direct experience makes it to a state-level elected office, out comes the loud, foul derisive trolling by "conservative" men. And worse, these male masses of political protoplasm then seek to expand their stupid, vituperative BS to a whole range of issues beyond the education of little kids in school. Kids in school are not just political opponents for insults and loathing.

Vote them out.

67 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 10/23/2019 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Who Wins When People Trash TUSD?

Ignorance is as ignorance resents (and proud of it).

9 likes, 71 dislikes
Posted by Your Wrong. on 07/31/2019 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Kirkpatrick: Time To Impeach Trump

Comparing Clinton's sexcapade with Trump's daily onslaught of dictatorial behavior is not equivalent. Clinton did wrong, but followed the legal process and testified under oath. Trump is far too much a liar and a coward to testify under any oath in any court. Instead, he brays on Twitter, and Twitter is not a place of truth or honor for people like Trump.

The GOP has become the party of crazy support for a mad criminal who will forever hold himself above the laws of the land, the tenets of the US Constitution and, more recently, racism. Defend his remarks and you are guilty right down there with this mean-spirited demon from New York City.

69 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Trump Is ATwitter Troll Without A Soul on 07/17/2019 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Is The Charter School Bandwagon Losing Momentum?

Between 15 and 20 years ago, I had the opportunity to read a hard-copy charter for a Charter School in Cochise County, Southern Arizona. There were at that time two (2) Charter Schools either operating or proposed to be operating in our immediate area. Both Charter writers were former employees in the close by public school district.

The Charter writers approach was to: (a) discredit, vilify and/or trash in detail the performance of the local Public School District, while (b) simultaneously poaching teachers and support workers to staff their Charter Schools.

Since these Charters were written, accepted and operationalized, one of the Charter Schools went under after a limited run of years, and the second is still operating with the following reported for 2018-19:

Overall School Rank: Bottom 50% in AZ
Math Proficiency: 21-39% (Bottom 50%)
Reading Proficiency: 21-39% (Bottom 50%)

Meanwhile, the local Public School was rated best in the state a couple years ago, still expands, and improves with solid community support.

27 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 06/11/2019 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Kathy Hoffman Is Doing What She Was Elected To Do

It is about time the State of Arizona finally has a highly qualified, empathetic and professional person as Superintendent: someone who brings both the training and some real-life, day-to-day experience to such an important position of public service. I sincerely hope we are getting past the cronyism, the shallow shenanigans, and the strange political trolling online that have characterized holders of this state level office in the past.

27 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 05/30/2019 at 12:45 PM

Re: “AZ Senate Republicans Push For a New NAU "Freedom School" While They Undercut University, K-12 Funding

Finally, there is some reporting on charter schools, with their secret budgets, their hidden administrative salaries and "profits" that may leave the state forever. Why It took years to even start reporting anything at all is so overdue that it is strange. This fiscal secrecy seems to have been born from an incestuous marriage of charter owners and majority party AZ politicians. I do not care how good (some are) or mediocre individual charter schools might be - just show how much money you are harvesting every year, and then show taxpayers what you do with the shared tax money.

Do this reporting annually just like all public school districts must do. Publish every single budget line for each and every operating cost, the individual salaries and dollar value benefits for all employees from top to bottom, and all "profits" that derive directly from legally collected taxes. Also - now that reporters are on to this more, I would like to read through public money budgets for all charter schools, extinct or still operating, all the way back to June, 1994.

27 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 05/18/2019 at 6:33 AM

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