Which party to join: Tequila is stronger than TEA

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I’ve been watching this story about forming a Tequila Party from the Las Vegas Sun go national and then international, even making it to CNN, so I want to jump in now. Three Sonorans has to admit he likes the name. Keep in mind we are not talking about the Jose Cuervo party, which I do not like. We are talking about a sacred drink made from cactus that grows on the hillsides in southern Mexico for about 7 years before becoming a spirit. A good quality tequila can give enlightenment, enjoyment, and elucidation. There is a lot that can […]

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How the Arizona Democratic Party gave the Republicans victory, and how Rodney Glassman wants a part of it

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Stephen Lemons of the Phoenix New Times has this great story about the Arizona Democratic Party, and a bit of recent history. There are a lot great information in his article, but one thing really stood out to me. I heard rumors from politicos that the AZ Dems stance was to avoid SB1070 and immigration as much as possible. This certainly seemed to be the case, and I can point you to a whole history of Three Sonorans wondering why the Dems are being silent on SB1070. This was the exact reason I abandoned my early support for Rodney Glassman, […]

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Save Ethnic Studies response to "review panel" by board members and TU4aSD

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Tucson, Ariz. — Save Ethnic Studies hand delivered a letter to the Tucson Unified School District this morning in response to the calls by Tucsonans United for A Sound District (TU4SD), School Board Member Dr. Mark Stegeman, and School Board Member elect Michael Hicks for an Ethnic Studies “Review Panel.” These recent requests represent an endorsement of HB 2281, one that Save Ethnic Studies, Inc. laments lends legitimacy to an unconstitutional law that represents bad public policy. All while ignoring the origins of the law. Save Ethnic Studies, Inc. is hopeful that the TUSD Board will stand firm in its […]

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Map of the HB2281 battle and the politicians involved

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I created a battle map of all elected officials and their stance on HB2281, the Ethnic Studies ban. John Pedicone is not elected by the people, but directly by the school board, and he was just unanimously selected to run TUSD for a whopping 2.5 years and over $500,000. Pedicone does not even live in the TUSD, but rather in Oro Valley, like many leaders in Tucson, but he is still a major player in this saga. Will the former Flowing Wells superintendent of a district with a total of 1 high school, who now lives in Amphi school district […]

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Conference in Tucson this week regarding HB2281, SB1070, Prop 107, and forbidden books and curricula

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DEC 2-4 COMBATING HATE, CENSORSHIP, & FORBIDDEN CURRICULA CONFERENCE * There is no charge for this conference. However, donations are greatly needed and appreciated. Click the donate button above. Money will assist in covering costs of the conference. PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE FOR UPDATED SCHEDULE: http://drcintli.blogspot.com/ THURSDAY DEC 2 – UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 7:00 –8:am Opening Ceremony-Outside Old Main – CALPOLLI TEOXICALLI 8– 9:45 am Opening Platica CALPOLLI TEOXICALLI- Old Main Auditorium Chucho Ruiz, Maria Molina, Norma Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez and Zotero Citlacoatl An Indigenous Education 10 am TOUR OF EXHIBIT – Main Library 10-10-50am Community Organizing Panel Corazón de Tucson, […]

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Man denied surgery in the Jan Brewer's death panels, focus of Keith Olbermann special, dies

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Keith Olbermann covered Jan Brewer’s “death panels” on his show about two weeks ago. These were people who were awaiting surgery on October 1st, and then got denied because of Jan Brewer’s cut to the state’s Medicaid program. Some of the people in the video above were already prepped for surgery, and then got told the news. In the video above, at around the 2:00 mark, Olbermann mentions Mark Price, who was denied Medicaid coverage for a bone marrow transplant on the very day he found a donor. Mark Price is now dead. Who will be next? Goodyear man who […]

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Arizona Capitol Times covers the coming culture war in Tucson, Arizona that begins with HB2281 Ethnic Studies ban

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The Arizona Capitol Times has a great story on the Ethnic Studies program at TUSD, including teachers, students, and the ones-with-the-problem, Tom Horne, Steve Montenegro, and John Huppenthal. I have been following the Ethnic Studies saga for a while now, and I learned something while reading it, and that is that the TUSD school board president, Judy Burns, deserves some credit for having the courage to stand up to the Arizona Republican Leadership, while Democrat (DINO) Mark Stegeman cowers away and joins with the TEA Party’s Michael Hicks. Curtis Acosta instructed his Latino Literature students at Tucson High Magnet School […]

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