Harry Alexander: Random thoughts

Harry Alexander: Random thoughts

By Harry Alexander Pima County is apparently getting involved in “climate protection.” Why? To further the county’s commitment to climate protection and joining other county and city government across the nation in signing on to the County Climate Coalition in support of the Paris Climate Agreement. Really? Well, isn’t that special. These “feel good” motions […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: I’ll be your public servant today so how would you like your sleaze?

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: I’ll be your public servant today so how would you like your sleaze?

By Mike Tully Introducing a fictitious politician, Governor of an unidentified state named S. Lee Zbag.  Call him “Governor Lee.”  He has a new acquaintance, a wealthy and ambitious businessman named Richard Guy.  Let’s call him “Rich.”  Governor Lee has expensive tastes and enjoys the good life.  Rich knows what the wealthy and powerful have […]

Phil Richardson: It’s all about health care

Phil Richardson: It’s all about health care

By Phil Richardson I’ve had occasion many times in past decades to remember all of the horror stories in the press about the long waiting lists for patients in nations with national healthcare programs, the claim of a lack of competent physicians in Canada and abroad and the warnings promulgated by some physicians in the […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: I’ve got a secret

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: I’ve got a secret

By Mike Tully The liberties of people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. – Patrick Henry Ally Miller, a local County Supervisor with a penchant for sluicing her official email through a personal email account, has a powerful new friend in high places.  Arizona […]

Phil Richardson: Thoughts following the annual meeting of anarchists or lost in translation – The G-20 Summit

Phil Richardson: Thoughts following the annual meeting of anarchists or lost in translation – The G-20 Summit

By Phil Richardson The battalions of polizie fought the rioters to a draw, but barely. There were times when the hordes of Goths and Visigoths appeared to be close to pillaging Hamburg. I think Grossmutter Merckel demonstrated an abundance of restraint in her treatment of both the crazies and the foreign representatives gathered there. It’s […]

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Love and kisses, America

Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: Love and kisses, America

By Mike Tully On July 4, 2017, America celebrated its dual independences:  from England and from sanity.  We earned independence from England 241 years ago through bravery, battle and sacrifice.  The other independence – we’re still figuring out how we “earned” that one. But, earn it we did and our achievement was made official on […]

Phil Richardson: Climate change

Phil Richardson: Climate change

By Phil Richardson In all of my 90-year lifetime, I have never seen weather that even begins to compare with what we are experiencing worldwide. Never before in my experience has their been the swarm of tornadoes and high winds such as those spawned continually, wreaking almost unrelenting havoc, death and billions of dollars of […]

Phil Richardson: Inferno!

Phil Richardson: Inferno!

By Phil Richardson “EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT THE WEATHER, BUT NO ONE DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT” – Mark Twain All temperatures herein are based upon a scale calculated by German physicist Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, about the year 1700. It was 86 degrees at daybreak today in Tucson, Arizona—two degrees lower than yesterday at the same time. […]

Harry Alexander: Rewriting history for the Left

Harry Alexander: Rewriting history for the Left

By Harry Alexander Apparently, Arizona history is no longer safe from the Left’s “history monitors,” who are now calling for the removal of six Confederate war memorials throughout the state. Local NAACP chapters and Black Lives Matter groups want the state to get rid of the Confederate memorials because, in their words, “we can’t go […]

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