Say Amen! Or not.
It's not necessarily a bad thing to make Romenesko's column.
When are we going to be free of the ad from that woman in Phx about Flake's not keeping his promise? It seems as if it is aired every time there is a commercial break. I personally am tired of having to watch and listen to it!
We honored our war dead this Memorial Day weekend, flew Old Glory proudly & rejoiced that our Democracy remains strong! Meanwhile, here in Arizona our liberties are under attack by the same people that we elected to run our beautiful state's government. Governor Janice K. Brewer remains beholden to the private prison industry & she insists on another term even though the Arizona Constitution forbids it. Attorney General Tom Horne thinks that he's above the law: he too aims to remain in office after being found guilty of a misdemeanor; he ascended to his office by violating our campaign finance laws & has engaged in inappropriate relationships. Superintendant of Public Instruction John Huppenthal won't help our dying & under funded schools but is pushing for vouchers to further erode the public school system & didn't lift a finger to defend T.U.S.D.'s MAS program. Maricopa County's Sheriff Joe Arpaio allows prisoners to be murdered by his prison staff & is found guilty of racially profiling Hispanics, but doesn't blink an eye in shame for his actions. The Arizona Legislature incorrectly believes that we sent them to the capitol to fight the Federal Government, cut funding for Planned Parenthood, destroy public education, pass laws to restrict local governments, try to minimize union influence in the workplace, raid any funds they like to balance the budget, etc. Oh how wonderful it is to be part of this grand republic in a sea of Democracy called the U.S.A. Veterans like myself wonder if we truly live in Arizona or in the Land of OZ?
Arizona is in a building year with a very young team. Del Ponte was the only active senior. It's easy to have a worst season in the program when the program has excelled. Also recall that all great pitchers get beat up at some point (re: Nancy Bowling) but she will be a PAC 12 player of the year in her career. Recall she struck out 10 Oklahoma Sooners earlier in the season. Who else did that? Watch Jess Mendoza's commentary on current status of NCAA Div I softball at http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9278541. She makes the points that more money is being pumped into SEC, Big Ten, and Big 12 softball programs that allow them to practice nearly year round. That removes the outdoor climate advantage formerly held by southern California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. Inside info from UA staff also indicates recruiting has begun in junior high. While UA doesn't agree, they must begin so they won't get left behind. But many young players don't develop and they still process the LOIs. I disagree that Candrea is done. He's brilliant and we can bank on next year being better. Couynt 'em, the Cats will have 5 pitchers!
I sent Tom a verifiable example of an armed citizen using a 9 M.M. handgun to stop a rape ( her own) and not a word from him.
I expected better from him.
Do you have title or date for the Wharton study? I would very much like to read it. By the way Kentop, the Indian Removal Act was not the result of a war. It was and is theft. With diabetics and TB rates 8 times the National average, not too mention astronomical rates for all other diseases, including a a suicide rate 3 times the national average, it is fair to call the BIA reservations America's killing fields. There was no Indian War the policy remains the byproduct of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act. Why are you so afraid to give the tribes fee simple title to their land?
I worked WITH an Indian casino in Oregon, I know. The ass't manager referred to opening a new casino in a brand new neighborhood as "giving a gift of cancer." After consulting with the resort's Security officer who told me, one year after opening all the crime stats you can think of leap frogged including rape, robbery and divorce, including parking lot shottings, I'd say prepare for everything. Wharton School did a rather dispassionate study on same. Look it up. It's ugly.
So happy to be moving in these directions. I picture this wonderful harvest from Seattle to Tucson.
Watching last week, it became apparent to me that the game has changed, but UA hasn't. Pitchers are not as dominant with the new, lighter ball; there are fewer slap hitters (which I always found kinda silly) and the players are more aggressive and athletic. And why in the world were the Cats taking the first pitch when they were behind by 4 runs? The Baylor pitcher was aware of that and tossed cantaloupes over the plate every time.
Two words-Jerry Kindall. Sometimes the game gets past you. Recruiting has sagged the past few years. Even the today's Star Candrea was promising better recruits. Don't shot the messenger.
Basis does not "produce" outstanding students; they were already that when they were enrolled. Credit goes to the parents.
Great report, most of the gun enthuses in this country won't believe this report.
Thanks for setting the record straight.
Turn all states "Green" This country is missing out on billions of dollars by not growing hemp and marijuana crops. Jobs, jobs, jobs. Congress needs to get their heads out of their asses. This would create hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Hilarious take on the Maxim Hottest.
Where I agree with almost everything you said in that part of your article, most of all how annoying Jack Bauer's daughter was.. I still have to say she is smoking hot.
In any event, when I saw this year's "Hot" top ten, I could not help but think to myself the people that picked it were not of voting age.
Exactly, one of the best softball coaches in the country and some alleged sports writer who has nothing better to do is ready to throw the guy under the bus! What non-sense.
Riorican: My mistake and now corrected.
Radio is good, other than political talk radio. TV? Not so much. I watched Mad Men once, and didn't see justification for "greatest drama ever" hype. The guy worried about what suit to wear, and his secretary about her status at the office. Really? I remember the British series The Prisoner. Originality these days is more about office politics or special effects. Zombies and vampires. Give me a great radio play, or an audiobook. Audio is always better for you than video because you exercise your imagination. TV is driven by ratings, and Coke ads. They don't care so much about quirky stuff like you mention. They're shooting for the mass audience, a demographic that includes NASCAR fans who munch on pork rinds while drinking Pepsi and call it paradise. --JL editor, Tower Review
Why hate on a school that produces outstanding students? I guess he'd be happier with a race to mediocrity so everyone can feel good about themselves?
As far as the Maxim top 100, I think it's probably not aimed at those qualified for AARP membership. If you don't think Selena Gomez is gorgeous, you probably need a visit to your cardiologist to see if your heart is still beating.
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