In Your Own Words:

Compiled by Jonathan McNamara

On: $5 Million (and counting) to Jail "Human Cargo" of Smugglers Under AZ Law

"Aren't conservatives the ones who want to put people to death because they (incorrectly) think it saves money? Yet they're willing to spend $5 million to lock up dishwashers and people that mow lawns? We need to get rid of Andy Thomas and Joe Arpaio. Vote Tim Nelson and Nick Saban if you want your money to stop being wasted."
-Happymeal11

"Your money will still be wasted if you vote for Tim Nelson. He said this week he would continue to use the "tool" of charging immigrants with smuggling themselves.

However, Gerald Richard, the Democratic candidate with actual law enforcement experience, has pledged to stop wasting money on such prosecutions and focus on the 40,000 outstanding felony warrants in Maricopa County.

SAVE LIVES. SAVE MONEY. VOTE GERALD RICHARD."
-Barb850

On: Arizona pols play politics with the state’s disabled students

"WHAT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SAY THEY WILL DO FOR YOUR KIDS AND WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS ARE TWO SEPERATE THINGS. I THINK IT'S VERY EASY TO HAVE AN OPINION WITH OUT WALKING A MILE IN ANOTHER MAN'S SHOES, I AM AFRAID IT IS ONLY JUST THAT, AN OPINION. THE FACT IS MANY PUBLIC SCHOOL NEED A GOOD KICK IN THE PANTS!!! THE LAST THING YOU DO IS GIVE UP ON A CHILD. THEY WILL PROVE YOU WRONG EVERY TIME. YOU ALSO NEED TO CONSIDER THIS, THE MONEY IS BEING GIVEN TO THE PARENTS NOT THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS, AND MUCH LIKE SSI IT IS TO BENEFIT THE CHILD'S WELFARE. ENSURING THAT NO CHILD GETS LEFT BEHIND. SINCE MANY OF YOU HAVE SOO MUCH FREE TIME CRITISIZING OTHER'S WHY DON'T YOU DEVELOPE SOME PLAN TO MAKE SURE YOUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AREN'T SITTING ON THEIR ASS!!! I AM SURE IF IT WERE YOUR CHILD IN THEIR CLASSROOMS YOU WOULD EXPECT THE SAME!!!"
-Sweeney from Prescott

"However, if a parent (who is normally VERY subjective - notice I yelled) wants to place their child into a private school outside the public school, system, I think they should pay for it themselves or get a private scholarship.

Me, I think you just want to make a legal case in an attempt to overturn the separate of church and state in public education set up by our Constitution. So really, you don't care so much for your child (or you would have worked within the system to get the help that is available for you there) YOU JUST WANT TO USE YOUR CHILD FOR YOUR OWN PETTY POLITICAL GAME.

How sad.

I hope your child grows up, reads about this crap you pulled and gives you what for in about 20 years."
-James Bailey from Phoenix

On: Lappy Hour at Duck and Decanter

"The favorite meal of alcohol is your liver, loves to consume it w/o the onion."
-Rodat6

On: More taxation on speeding ahead: AZ's first to OK statewide photo-radar enforcement

"What blatant, in you're face fleecing of Arizona Citizens. Arizona just gets more ridiculous by the minute."
-Coz

On: Happy Death Day! 2012 Hangs a Date on Our Demise

""My prediction for December 21, 2012, is that nothing at all happens."

Gee, that's easy. Thankfully there are few folk who are putting serious thought into the possibilities of a global cataclysm in 2012, and what to do about it. Isn't it nice to know that some people might save our species, our knowledge and our culture from extinction, and don't mind appearing stupid if it doesn't happen?"
-Robert Bast


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