Franzi’s Blog: Political signs 101

Franzi’s Blog: Political signs 101

By Emil Franzi Each election cycle we take a look at the various crop of political signs that dot the landscape. Arizona will be holding a primary next month and the signs have started sprouting up in Tucson and Pima County. Here are the rules by which the political signs are judged. Please note the […]

Franzi’s Blog – July 7, 2016

Franzi’s Blog – July 7, 2016

By Emil Franzi ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE PIMA COUNTY SHERIFF’S RACE All three candidates for Pima County Sheriff have exhibited their inherent anti-semitism through their blatant display of a six-pointed star on all of their campaign material. Like Donald Trump, they are either grossly insensitive or worse – subtle bigots. Hey, everybody, it’s called THE BADGE […]

Franzi’s Blog 6-27-16

Franzi’s Blog  6-27-16

By Emil Franzi BREXIT AND PHONY COVERAGE We have now been repeatedly told by a combo of gullible and agenda driven media that “millions” of Brits have signed an on-line petition asking the Brexit vote be re-done. Per news reports actually delivered with straight faces, many of these folk claim they didn’t know what they […]

Franzi’s Blog, 06-13-16

Franzi’s Blog, 06-13-16

By Emil Franzi WAS THE PEARL HARBOR ATTACK A HATE CRIME? If Obama had been President on Dec 7, 1941, the response would have differed from FDR’s “Day of Infamy” speech. It would have been more sophisticated, more nuanced. It would have taken into account Japanese sensibilities and only condemned their ruling class who were […]

Franzi’s Blog: 06-09-16

Franzi’s Blog: 06-09-16

By Emil Franzi The following is most revealing. It tells us the mentality of the GOP Congressional leadership, which can clearly and fundamentally be described in one word. Craven. Sen. Mitch McConnell has abdicated any semblance of setting any agenda to the executive branch. Check the article appearing in our USA section today for some further […]

Franzi’s Blog 6-6-16

Franzi’s Blog 6-6-16

By Emil Franzi THE 72nd ANNIVERSARY June 6th – the 72nd anniversary of the Normandy invasion.  There are lots of great flicks about that. Start with THE LONGEST DAY and follow up with SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. Watch them on the biggest screen you can find with the best sound system, not on some crappy IPad. Make […]

Franzi’s Blog, May 26, 2016

Franzi’s Blog, May 26, 2016

Editor’s perk, past time I exercised it. Part politics, part history, part whatever I’m interested in at the time. Hoping you will be too. I’ll crank this out at least once a week. Once upon a time when newspapers were actually functional,  guys like Mike Royko knocked out a column five days a week. Some […]