Jeffrey Patten 
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Re: “Government Asks ACLU to Find Deported Parents

So the government's position is that "they pointed out that we were violating the law, so they should be responsible for cleaning up the mess we made!"

Dave D - whenever your best argument is to try to change the subject, you have no argument at all.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 08/06/2018 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

About 40 years ago, while on mushrooms, I managed to find my way into the stadium. My mission was simple - look at the view from the top of the nosebleed section.

It was dumb then, and it's still dumb now. I was lucky that I didn't fall and die or get seriously injured, and that I didn't get caught. This guy was just lucky that he didn't fall and die or get seriously injured. Let's face it - of the two possible negative outcomes, getting caught is by far the most benign.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 04/05/2018 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Unpacking a Great Hearts Charter School's Hair Braiding Story

When I was in junior high in 1970 ("middle school," for those much younger than I am), letting girls wear pants to school was against the dress code. (No, really.) During the winter, a couple of girls wore jeans to school because they lived 50 miles from the school (in the area north of Phoenix, a sprawling school district that, in those days, started at Phoenix's northern border). The area where they lived was higher in elevation than our northern Phoenix school, and during the short winter days, they both boarded the bus and returned home on the bus when it was dark. In short, it was COLD. Nevertheless, they were sent home. This happened on a Monday.

The next day, a few of these girls' friends wore pants to school as well, and they were sent home as well. On Wednesday and Thursday, as more girls and their parents learned of the story, more and more girls wore pants, and they were sent home.

On Friday, nearly 150 girls - almost all of the female population of the school - were lined up to go to see the principal because they were wearing pants. Part way through all the principal's office visits, the district superintendent called and said he was rescinding the "no pants" rule.

This is a little advice to any kids going to school in modern times, and who see individuals being unfairly singled out due to fashion choices that do not disrupt the classroom in any way. Non-violent civil disobedience WORKS.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 02/17/2018 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

I'd have to say she is an excellent candidate for alcoholism. Here's hoping someone will help her head this off or, if she does, in fact, become a practicing alcoholic, that someone will help steer her into recovery.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 11/30/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Vintage Vinyl

Two words: Jerry Riopelle.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 11/23/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Democrats Luckier Than Education in 2017 City-Wide Elections

Paul Ryan says "prayer works."

"Trump supporters do exist in Tucson, and many of them were at Las Margaritas Restaurant, Tuesday night, praying (yes, literally praying) that Rodriguez would win."

Apparently, Ryan was wrong. Again.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 11/09/2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

...and the Templeton Foundation is a conduit through which the Koch brothers route money to schools so they will teach the children that the EPA is bad for the environment, and that sweatshops are good for 3rd graders.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_pol…

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 11/02/2017 at 10:36 AM

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