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Here we go again . . . another year of being equated with a racist if I personally believe that marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman . . . Yesterday
I am amazed at those who will apparently stand by the Obama administration regardless of what illegal or unethical actions it takes. I have never in my life seen a group so blindly loyal as the current liberal progressives are to this charismatic but inept political figure. The Democrats in power in Washington appear to think they can do whatever they want regardless of statute or precedent -- perhaps they are right.2 days ago
Our entire society needs to get it together morally and ethically, not just the police. And let's not label entire groups of people (police, teachers, politicians, Tea Party members, etc.) just because of a few crazy, self-serving individuals.4 days ago
"Liberals/Independents use facts to cite issues"
Maybe independents, but I have yet to meet a liberal who doesn't make decisions based on emotions rather than reason.2 weeks ago
"What the heck is wrong with Colvin, Smith and Burk?" They really do want to jettison the public school system in favor of charters (Which are loosely monitored by centralized committees in Phoenix) . They sought election for the very purpose of undermining GPS, not serving its constituents. They are doing exactly what they said they would do when they were elected. From the outset, Colvin showed that he understands very little if anything about school finance, and he doesn't really care to learn. He just knows he wants to cut as much as and often as possible, not to help the district, but to weaken it. Our democracy only works well when we make informed, thoughtful decisions when we go to the ballot box. And to the TEA Party enthusiasts who are supporting these people -- I'm a free-market, fiscally conservative Republican who wants Obamacare stopped in the worst way . . . but I don't want to touch the TEA Party in Gilbert with a 10-foot pole.2 weeks ago
Mike . . . The national TEA Party refused to endorse or support Mitt Romney, so I wouldn't blame them for losing that election. And seriously? I have a lot of problems with TEA Party actions locally, but opposing Obamacare is something all thinking Americans should be doing. You think Obamacare is a well-crafted piece of legislation? Our premiums are up because of it, and they're about to go into the stratosphere in 2014. (The President assured us that they would decrease). I think you should rethink your admiration for this inept, though charismatic disaster of a president . . . It's time for those who "felt the tingle running up their legs" in 2008 to recognize that this guy does not know the first thing about running any organization.2 weeks ago
Nice Tina; you've signed on to the Liberal-Progressive strategy of name-calling. TEA Party stands for "Taxed Enough Already," and the primary concern is that we are over-taxed and government is too big. You may disagree with that posture and are still star-struck by our inept yet charismatic Obama administration, but it's childish to call these people racist. And sorry to question your conveniently incomplete historical analysis, but the tea tax DID have something to do with the original Boston tea party. They wanted the right to protest a tax in Parliament.2 weeks ago
I spoke to a TEA Party enthusiast Sunday, and he flat out told me that they want to cut off funding to GPS in every way possible, even completely get rid of custodial and cafeteria staff ("We don't need them," he said). When they hear that the public schools are struggling financially, they are happy. They would love it if everyone was forced to enroll in charters or do home school and the public schools dried up and went away. Sadly, they have taken control of an organization that they don't believe in and want to do away with. The result is chaos now, with more coming. Who's getting hurt? The kids.2 weeks ago
Good luck . . . but, why would anyone want to work for a board dominated by members whose primary objective is to defund as many programs and services as possible. Soon in Gilbert our choices for education will be home school and poorly funded charter schools.2 weeks ago
I was hoping that once Mr. Colvin was elected, he would learn the basics of school finance and how to properly read district financial statements. His claim that there are millions of dollars sitting dormant in the district coffers was completely inaccurate and false, and by now he should know that. It's pretty sad that we have people who only care about financially crippling our education system in order to further their misgujided anti-public-school ideology.1 month ago