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: “McSally Declines To Take a Stand on Zombie Trumpcare

Just finished watching the video of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" where Jimmy made one of the most intelligent and heartfelt appeals to "public servants" in Washington DC. His newborn son was born with a heart defect, which even for an innocent little neonate would be a "preexisting" condition. Compared to most, Kimmel is a very rich man, so he did not really have to say what he did. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/02/entertainmen… Of course, asking to consider compassion has already fallen on some cold, deaf ears in the land of career politicians: http://people.com/babies/jimmy-kimmel-joe-…

43 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 05/02/2017 at 6:19 PM

Re: “McSally Declines To Take a Stand on Zombie Trumpcare

Why does anyone want to hold a public office if they do not want to express a public position on important public issues that form public policies that directly affect the public?

69 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 05/02/2017 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Editor’s Note

Yes. You are picking cherries on a forklift. It may be true that urban districts suffer the consequences of too many low SES students, with all accompanying problems, but to lump all school districts across the country as a national disgrace is still unfair. Mismanagement comes with unwieldy size and unfortunate politics. Locally, you can look at Vail and Benson to find good management of resources, high teacher morale and solid performance as measured with both student success and test scores. Yet, the immediate referring to TUSD over and over as an immediately realistic paradigm for all may be a mantra here, but it is nevertheless still a shallow, knee jerk shibboleth. Vouchers will satisfy a tea-party level political position (and may even secretly line your own pockets with public money), but vouchers will not elevate the opportunities of most kids, they will not improve a huge majority of schools that will continue to (try to) function, and they will in no way ensure a prosperous future for the nation as a whole.

22 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by False Equivalence - Too Easy on 04/29/2017 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Editor’s Note

TUSD is really rather unique. It is not representative of any other school district in the state. It should not be held up to define and defeat the morale and the professionalism of hardworking people in all the other school districts in the state.

20 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by False Equivalence, Again on 04/27/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Policy and Politics

I used to live in Nogales, and worked there for many years after that. When I saw Sessions on the border he looked so out of place - like a fish out of water. To quote another one of his kind, "Who knew it would be so complicated?"

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Constant Voter on 04/27/2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

Several times back in the past (i.e., before the attack) I can remember listening to our Representative Gabrielle Giffords live on local radio, being interviewed and taking calls. Gabrielle took all calls without hesitation and spoke up on a range of issues, even those that were personal to the caller. In a soft voice, Gabrielle spoke with strength and sincerity. With so many people in office today, such courage and common sense have evaporated.

33 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Constant Voter on 04/22/2017 at 5:24 AM

Re: “The Skinny

What a tightrope these GOP politicians have to walk these days. The actions and results of those depraved, state supported, hacking Russian-spy trespassers may take a long time to unravel, so it is currently hard for an elected politician to hedge a bet and decide what's best to do. A safer bet, however, is that someday in the future there will be an avalanche of disgrace spread among office holders who stand strong with Trump to assist and attend his cover ups (e.g., Nunes). If Congress cannot utilize its powers to distance committees from the president's manipulations, and if the president continues to defy the courts through slander, then changes could be profound in a government that loses that vitality of checks and balances. If that happens, then we all will be able to watch a decline in our quality of life for many years to come.

37 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Imbalance of Powers on 03/30/2017 at 5:21 PM

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