Fire – The idiocy of Gov. Moonbeam and the media

Fire – The idiocy of Gov. Moonbeam and the media

Out of Touch SF Cronicle: “As the Wine Country fires close in, rancher in Bangor, CA awaits rescue for 72 horses” —- (clueless about CA geography – Bangor is about 150 miles northeast, in Butte county. Writer finally corrected headline after many FB comments) “The fires occured in year of record-breaking setting heat and persistent […]

Pol of the day

Pol of the day

Miami Herald – A congressional candidate from Miami …Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she’s been aboard a spaceship … crewed by aliens. Three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was 7 years old and have communicated telepathically with her several times in her life, she says. Rodriguez Aguilera, 59, a Republican […]

Canada may legalize drunken canoeing

Canada may legalize drunken canoeing

Impaired operation of a powerboat can easily pose dangers for other watercraft and water users. Canoes, probably not so much. A proposed change would also exclude from “vessel” such muscle-powered conveyances as kayaks and inflatable rafts. [Lowering the Bar]   —Overlawyered    

Steve Christy: Just fix the roads program

Steve Christy: Just fix the roads program

By Steve Christy Pima County has more than 1,200 miles of roads that have been rated Poor or Failed – that’s 2/3 of all the roads. This comes directly from statistics provided by the Pima County Department of Transportation. And they are getting even worse with each passing day. Clearly, something has to be done […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Arizona walks the immigration tightrope

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”:  Arizona walks the immigration tightrope

By Mike Tully Sarah Palin famously said, “I can see Russia from my house!”  Except she didn’t.  That line was uttered by Tina Fey on “Saturday Night Live.”  The impersonation is more memorable than anything Palin uttered (the consequence of satire’s target being a human cartoon).  But those of us in Southern Arizona who live […]

Phil Richardson: A double denouncement

Phil Richardson: A double denouncement

By Phil Richardson I have something sarcastic to say about Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul who set a new public record for aberrant sexual behavior toward women (I came close to using “inexcusable” as an adverb, but “criminal” may be more appropriate), who now admits he “needs help” and “deserves a second chance.” You’ll soon […]

Ben Crystal: How Harvey dooms the Democrats

Ben Crystal: How Harvey dooms the Democrats

By Ben Crystal Ex-Miramax honcho Harvey Weinstein — patron of the arts, promoter of progressives, mentor to movie stars and Democratic Party ATM — is also a blue-ribbon-at the-4-H-show-class pig. That’s right, one of the most powerful people in an industry which is dominated by, and perpetuates, every ugly stereotype imaginable, is a real-life avatar for […]

Joe Guzzardi: California wildfires rage on, so does new home construction

Joe Guzzardi: California wildfires rage on, so does new home construction

By Joe Guzzardi California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), which oversees the state’s 31 million acres of privately owned wildlands, said the raging and ongoing wildfires rank among the worst in the state’s history. With weather forecasts calling for higher temperatures, lower humidity and gusting winds, conditions are ideal for more death […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Political polarization makes it seem like 1968 all over again

Victor Davis Hanson: Political polarization makes it seem like 1968 all over again

Almost a half-century ago, in 1968, the United States seemed to be falling apart. The Vietnam War, a bitter and close presidential election, anti-war protests, racial riots, political assassinations, terrorism and a recession looming on the horizon left the country divided between a loud radical minority and a silent conservative majority. The United States avoided […]

Walter E. Williams: Who pays what in taxes?

Walter E. Williams: Who pays what in taxes?

By Walter E. Williams Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who pays what, with […]