brad stroup 
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Re: “Celebrate Life and Death This Weekend at the All Souls Procession

Help! When and where?

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Posted by brad stroup on 11/04/2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion: Vote No on Prop 123

Response to TK: I oppose Prop 123, maybe passing as we speak. My initial email re "what if it doesn't pass" was designed to help us understand both sides of the issue, not to support a yes vote. I believe you are advocating the "no" side only. Before we go one way, I helps me to know the consequences of another way. If 123 fails, maybe unlikely but not assured right now, what are those consequences. From what I can make out, it turns into a prolonged squabble where lawyers and pols can hold forth indefinitely, The chances of receiving what public education really needs become very remote.

Posted by brad stroup on 05/17/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion: Vote No on Prop 123

I understand the need to oppose Prop 123 but I have not found what happens to public education afterward if it loses. What happens for the next "who-knows" years for short-changed schools while lawyers engage in unending squabbles about funding at taxpayers expense? Have the pro 123 people thought through carefully its possible failure.

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Posted by brad stroup on 05/16/2016 at 7:45 AM

Re: “The Skinny

As a long time sane Republican and successful businessman I cannot support Trump for anything. He's a joke as a business executive, inheriting and conning his way before weak regulators and the IRS. I urge you to stay out of the GOP avalanche for him. Keep your powder dry and yourself safe for after the election, whether Clinton or Trump wins. The Congress is where to stalemate has to break with intelligent compromises. No more grandstanding. BTW I am a voting, contributing Republican.

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Posted by brad stroup on 05/12/2016 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Mari: I agree with you completely re Prop. 123. It is a cynical cheap shot to chill out the need for funding public education in Arizona. I will probably vote for it, however, in the belief that half a loaf is better than none. The chances of a long-term judicial order to pay up for past defaults appear to me unlikely. This legislature and governor have the prosecutors, the funds, the infinite legal wrangling on their side, which means getting the whole loaf may never come, or not in most of our lifetimes. I hope I'm wrong.

A more constructive direction might be for you and other sane media to do deeper pieces on the background of the political and religious right engaged in deleting public education in Arizona altogether. There are complex reasons that have never been fully exposed. Thanks, by the way, for all you and the Weekly do in this town!

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Posted by brad stroup on 05/12/2016 at 8:23 AM

Re: “McSally Not Yet #ReadyForTrump

I'm a long-time Republican but the thought of voting for Donald Trump is revolting. I try to vote my conscience and my values, regardless of candidate or party. So, if I vote, it will be for Hillary Clinton, who has her own flaws, but is the only sane person in a race of two. I hope McSally has the honesty and candor to do the same.

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Posted by brad stroup on 05/09/2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “As Acacia Prepares to Shutter, Chef Albert Hall Looks to the Viability of Fine Dining in Tucson

Maybe it's crass to consider it, but supply does adjust to demand. It is possible that Hall and Acacia suffered from more fine dining places than Tucson demand could meet, and he did not have resources to adjust. By leaving the market, he may help others to survive as the economy slowly recovers. Timing may be crucial. A year from now the market may have recovered enough for Hall to re-enter it. Maybe those with disposal income from away will discover Tucson again. Our community loses with the loss of Acacia.

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Posted by brad stroup on 05/09/2016 at 8:21 AM

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