Franzi’s Blog: Who I voted for and why

Franzi’s Blog: Who I voted for and why

By Emil Franzi PRESIDENT TRUMP. If either as a bad as some think, he’s the easiet to impeach. Hillary owns most of the Dem pols and will throw lefty bones to the Warren and  Sanders folks. Trump already had lost all the Dems and a piece of the R’s would screw him in a heartbeat. […]

Franzi’s Blog: Why the Real Clear Politics averages are flawed

Franzi’s Blog: Why the Real Clear Politics averages are flawed

By Emil Franzi Like much that was standard issue in prior elections, the once useful averaging by Real Clear Politics has become flawed and probably obsolete without some decent reforms. RCP takes a variety of mostly legit polling firms and averages their results. First problem – the inherent bias in almost all poll questions, second […]

Franzi’s Blog: ICYMI – SoAzNewsX candidate endorsements

Franzi’s Blog: ICYMI – SoAzNewsX candidate endorsements

By Emil Franzi When casting your 2016 ballot for President, U.S. Senate, Arizona Congressional seats, the Arizona Legislature and Pima County offices, we want you to consider our choices for office: Federal offices: President – Donald Trump/Mike Pence U.S. Senate – John McCain Congressional District 1 – no endorsement Congressional District 2 – Martha McSally Congressional […]

Franzi’s Blog: Harpies on the march

Franzi’s Blog: Harpies on the march

By Emil Franzi The following is taken from the Facebook posts begun by a caller to the INSIDE TRACK radio program on Saturday and her friends. Adriana is well known as a nasty and lowgrade bully who has called my show and others before to rant and berate a guest. She did so on Saturday […]

Franzi’s Blog: Miller, Harris and REAL Conservatives

Franzi’s Blog: Miller, Harris and REAL Conservatives

Emil Franzi As part of my role on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Political Pathology, I occasionally tune in the J.T. Harris show for entertainment value. NOT. With Harris, many of us have wondered if that’s just an act or is he really that stupid. Sloppy, lazy and, unable to grasp […]

Franzi’s Blog: Monica Benefiel Pylant, 1916-2016

Franzi’s Blog: Monica Benefiel Pylant, 1916-2016

Emil Franzi She was known to all of us as “Grand Mama”. She was Kathy and my next door neighbor for over 40 years, and our kids had the rare privilege of sharing her and their Grand Daddy Chester until his death in 1984. Next door neighbors and in-laws can often be vexing when in […]

Franzi’s Blog: Let’s talk plagiarism

Franzi’s Blog: Let’s talk plagiarism

By Emil Franzi Pla-gi-a-rist n. one who plagiarizes; a literary thief. Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary, 1960. The Arizona Daily Independent has been nailed on numerous occasions for running stories that were plagiarized  ie, stolen. They’re easy to spot. They’re the ones that are mostly coherent. When not stealing other people’s material, the ADI, an obscure […]

Franzi’s Blog: Political signs 101, 7-14-16

Franzi’s Blog: Political signs 101, 7-14-16

By Emil Franzi As promised here’s the latest crop of political signage springing up at nearly every intersection in Tucson and Pima County. The 2016 batch of signs are collectively the worst I have seen in several cycles. Please note the basics of a political sign. Almost all are designed to be placed in high […]