Mike White

MikeW 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Busy weekend

Maybe we can have what amounts to local bypasses like those in South Lake Tahoe. Only the visitors and travelers passing through use the main drags, which provides enough traffic for the local businesses. The locals all know the unmarked high-traffic alternate streets for staying off the jammed highways. I don't see any other way out of this mess we are in, especially when it will only get worse as we expand our city, add the university campus, and as more and more people from the valley vacation on the rim.

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MikeW 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Medical battle renewed

Let us hope our state representatives are successful in their attempt to overthrow the Governor's short-sighted decision to sign up for the temporary influx of free money from the Federal Government. When the Feds' contribution continues to drop, the AZ taxpayers have to make up the difference, long after our Governor is out of office. And her claim that we can always pull out of the large expansion in coverage paid by others is disingenuous. Can you imagine the backlash by all the people getting free health care now being told they can no longer get it in the future?

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MikeW 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Ducey wins Republican govenor's race

The Roundup just can't help itself in one-sided coverage of anything related to Republicans and Democrats. Everything from the selection of unflattering pictures to unproven allegations about "dark money" and personal conduct, with apologetic descriptions of Common Core, and with nothing remotely negative about Democrat candidates, even when they have no experience. This should have been published as a signed Editorial. Why does the Roundup continue to antagonize a mostly Republican population?

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MikeW 4 months ago on ‘Just absentee brain-wise’

If the parents re-assumed responsibility for caring for their children rather than having bureaucrats and public employees do so, then the parents could and likely would ensure make sure the meals were at least halfway palatable and nutritious, Michelle Obama notwithstanding.

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MikeW 4 months ago on Ideology overwhelms common sense

Is Carol really serious that any significant number of the 70% of parents who receive federal tax money assistance for paying for school lunches will let their kids starve to death without the handouts? Come on already, isn't feeding your kids a parent's top priority? If we have a very small percentage of parents who truly cannot provide any food for their children, then let us as a community assist with food packages and maybe even a part-time job filling and distributing the food packages and preparing the school lunches. Having at least one voice of non-emotional, rational thinking on the School Board like Shirley Dye can only help us all look at problems objectively and, yikes, maybe even differently for a change.

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MikeW 4 months ago on Critical thinking

Is this diatribe against Republicans an editorial from a Democrat reader, or was it written by the biased staff of this Liberal newspaper?

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MikeW 4 months ago on Controversy swirls around Huppenthal

Huppenthal is being disingenuous about curriculum not being tied to the Federal standards. You can't meet the standards without changing the curriculum to match the common standards! I have seen some of the math requirements and they are at best laughable. If we teach our kids these completely new and unproven methods, they will not be able to survive any college-level engineering, science, statistics, or math courses. And, yes, there are political biases slipped into the standards and curriculum mandates. There is too much Washington D.C. and even U.N. influence and direction in the creation of Common Core. Why do we need top-down mandates from the Federal bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.? Are they that much smarter than Arizonans?

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