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Comment Yep (Score 1) 148

Burn thru all their initial funding with little or nothing to show for it, then roll out something that's big on dreams and weak on funding, and then blame all your problems on your potential customers and not your busines plan.

Yep, sounds like a startup to me. Well, all except for step four, quietly fold up show and go away. That hasn't happened yet.


Comment I've lived in Maricopa County for over 20 years, (Score 4, Insightful) 624

...and the Sheriff's Office has been a joke for almost all of them. Sheriff Joe's predecessor utterly botched an investigation into a high-profile mass murder at a local Buddhist Temple, so voters here were looking for change at any price.

I'm pro-law and order, but law and order means, well, law AND order, not Sheriff Joe's thuggery. He's cost the county millions in unnecessary lawsuits for brutality in his jails, his law enforcement tactics exist solely to grab headlines and intimidate his opponents and he's ruined inter-agency cooperation in Central Arizona for at least the near future.

The sooner we elect someone else, the better off we'll be.

Comment Re:back in my day (Score 5, Informative) 785

It's the texting that's the big issue. My wife teaches middle-school math, and she is constantly interrupting her classes to tell her students to put their not-allowed-on-campus phones away.

30 years ago, it was passing notes in class. Now it's texting. 30 years from now it'll brain-melding in class or something...

Comment Re:It's so very odd..... (Score 2, Interesting) 1376

Well, I am a "Bible-thumping idiot". And this sort of thing scares me to no end. My family background is Scots-Irish, so that means we got kicked out of two perfectly good countries (including, ironically, Ireland) because our particular brand of "Bible-thumping" wasn't compatible with what others believed in. I don't want transubstantiation or premillennialism inscribed into the Constitution, I just want a country with laws that treats my beliefs with respect and dignity and not have to worry about people who label would me as a "Bible-Thumping idiot" attempting to take that right away from me.

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