Jimmy Zuma 
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Re: “I Infantilize High School Students and Have Little Faith in the Intelligence of High School Teachers? Who Knew? (Certainly Not Me)

You were certainly attacked, but it was opportunistic rather than personal. McKenna's paragraph (that you excerpted) was polemical, notas he claimedobservational. It was a deliberate and deliberately contrived attempt to plant the notion that opposing his agenda was disrespectful to his targets.

It is a common dirty-politics technique, attempted regularly by other right wing pundits and tent preachers to push and promote entirely made-up things, simply for profit. And while it sometimes works, the technique itself is rooted in a disrespect of the listener's ability to see through it.

It doesn't really seem to be working this time.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 11/03/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion

The writer pretty well rebuts his own claims by his inability to conceal his polemical disdain for counter-libertarian ideas.

And while it is possible that he is not aware of the close ties between the Kendricks and the Kochs, it is not a well kept secret that Randy Kendrick is a central player in the Koch Donor Network. She is also the person that bankrolled APS to disadvantage solar power against dirty technologies, a favorite issue for the Kochs.

A simple Google search of "Koch" and "university" reveals lots of reporting on this topic.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 11/02/2017 at 4:43 AM

Re: “Prop. 204: Planting Preschools in Daycare Deserts

Good write, Dave, as always.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 10/24/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “The Skinny

"Let's pass this fuckin' thing!" McSally blaming Trump is like Roy Cohn blaming Joe McCarthy.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 06/11/2017 at 5:27 AM

Re: “Poutine Parking Problem

Things are working fine. US Fries tried to change the equation and got severly spanked by the customers on 4th. One misfire and the war is over. It won't happen again.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 06/06/2017 at 5:09 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

As someone who was convinced that Trump was conspiring with Russians last Augustand talking about itI can relate to the slightly embarrassing position of calling everyone else wrong, and that nagging feeling of self doubt. But the operative word in graf one is "any" and your reading is certainly correct. The other reporting deserves a correction.

The net effect is that Arizona has decided to conduct an uncontrolled experiment in using trainers as teachers. Unfortunately, this may not prepare students for future learning. You only need to ask yourself how many terrible corporate trainers have wasted your time to know this is a risky plan. Or just count how many were good. That's a lot quicker.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 05/17/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “The Weekly List: 12 Things To Do In The Next 10 Days

"Inspired by Arizona's SB1070 legislation (which many feel opens the door to racial profiling),"

Chelo, Chelo, Chelo! Don't let bigots coerce you into qualifying their racism as just someone's opinion. It's easy to slip back into old journalism, but the times need the new standard, even during innocuous discourse.

Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 04/07/2017 at 5:50 PM

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