Occupy Mitt Romney
Protesters occupy Mitt Romney's headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday December 28, 2011.
Protesters attempted to "occupy" Mitt Romney's Iowa campaign headquarters yesterday, only to be thwarted by the police.
Rick Perry and Joe Arpaio in Iowa, Dec. 27, 2012
Texas Governor Rick Perry continued his quest to woo Iowa Republicans by appearing with Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Main Street Cafe in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.
Remember when winter break meant spending time with the relatives, watching the same old movies and eating too much? These days, kids have a more exciting option, and it's just up I-10 at Skydive Arizona. But if your college days are behind you, spectators are welcome. Read on for more details:
College Students to Spend Winter Break Leaping from Airplanes at 2011 National Collegiate Parachuting Championships!
Nearly 100 collegiate skydivers from colleges and universities across the country will compete in multiple skydiving disciplines, bringing their youthful energy and thirst for adventure to the exhilarating, high-flying sport of skydiving! These are skydiving’s ultimate collegiate aerial athletes, competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in both freefall and parachute landing events.
The 2011 U.S. Parachute Association (USPA) National Collegiate Parachuting Championships — skydiving’s most youthful, friendly competition — hosted by Skydive Arizona, one of the world’s largest skydiving facilities, located midway between Phoenix and Tucson.
The championships are FREE and open to the public. Spectators are invited for an up-close view to catch the adrenaline-pumping action happening thousands of feet above the drop zone on video monitors, as well as view hundreds of colorful canopies filling the sky and thousands of dramatic landings as competitors swoop swiftly, gracefully back to earth. The drop zone also offers a restaurant and bar for lunch and relaxation.
December 28, 2011 to January 2, 2012
*Sunrise to sunset each day*
Skydive Arizona, 4900 N. Taylor St., Eloy, AZ 85131
(located midway between Phoenix and Tucson)
Map/driving directions: here.
The owner of the new restaurant Jalopy’s Grillville at 4230 N. Oracle Road says he’s shooting for a grand opening over New Year’s weekend. It’s a pizza and burger sort of place that will eventually serve and deliver its own beer.
Regarding that beer: So far the line-up includes cream ale, brown ale, an “aggressively hopped” IPA with "a citrusy nose that you can smell across the room,” according to the restaurant’s website. Seasonal beers are also expected before long.
Hey, Cynthia's back and Eric let her pick the comic! Justice League Dark is apparently the Hot Topic version of the the normal JLA, so that certain appeals to someone.
Local author Paula Frighetti recently published 2012: Transition and Transformation. (88 pages, $12.95)
For more information, click here.
A recent Internet search for 'December 21, 2012', produced over a hundred million hits. In addition to the sites on the Internet, there are thousands of books on it as well. It is clear that learning the story of 2012 is a daunting task. Obviously, the first ones to ask would be the Mayans. They were the ones who created the Long Count calendar that brought December 21, 2012 to the world’s attention. This book summarizes their message and provides information from astronomy, archeology, astrology, religions and ancient stories that support their message. It is also a handbook for those who have been able sense the changes that are occurring. 2012: Transition and Transformation, is a basic guide to the ancient stories and science that binds all life together and the prophecies that foretell the possibilities of the journey that is before us.
[Web producer's note: Chris Patyk was, until somewhat recently, the co-host of the morning show on 92.9 FM back when it was called the Mountain and not a station rocking a Lady Gaga song every 20 minutes. He's quite the pop culture savant, so I asked him if he'd like to reflect back on the past twelve months.]
2011 was a year for the present participle.
A year of (in no particular order of importance) 'occupying,' 'planking,' and 'Tebowing.' And no list of 2011's present participles wouldn't be complete without, 'Winning!' On the other hand, let's throw that out with my novelty vial of tiger's blood I bought from eBay user 'SheenMachine.'
Let us reflect on a few choice 'participles':
'Sexting': When New York Representative Anthony Weiner tweeted a lewd picture of himself to a college student it was one of the great political scandals of the summer. Sadly, he didn't help the public's view of Congress. First he denied it was his wiener, then he admitted it was and stepped down from public office. On the bright side, he launched many of the greatest penis jokes since the Bobbitt incident of 1993. And for proof true love knows no bounds of human decency, we had proof of Weiner's worth as he and his wife welcomed a baby boy last week. Mazeltov!
I don't think I want to hear political news without a bubbling dance beat in the background from now on. Otherwise, it's mostly just dudes talking, right?
The hotel ballroom is transformed into the Kingdom of Sweets for high tea with the Tucson Arizona… More