Re the Suns, while I am no longer the huge Suns fan that I was in years past, I follow them enough to add, first that they are 3-2 as I write with two losses to contending teams both of which were close road losses in the final moments [i.e., with a little luck, they could be 4-1 or 5-0] and, second, that they could have as many as four first round picks next summer as well as sufficient cap space to sign one or two good free agents.
I became an Independent because neither party had anyone's interest but their own. I ditched my land line because of the constant robo-calls from both parties. I like some of the Tea Party stance regarding getting the government away from tax and spend more. As long as there is ONLY a two party system and any other party is marginalized and ignored or ridiculed by the media we are stuck with the status quo.
Political fads come and go, that's especially true with the Tea Party or the Occupy movement. Remember the Dixiecrats, the Bull Mooses, the Know-Nothings, and the Whigs.
Hey Ronko, you can't just "simply find another country to move to". Other countries are smart enough to strictly limit immigration.
The Tea Party started with great potential, and good ideas.
Then, as happened with the Republican Party before it, it was co-opted by the religious/social right.
That makes it an oxymoron. One can not espouse a smaller, less intrusive government on one hand, and then espouse a larger, more intrusive government on the other hand, which is what the religious/social right is about, just like the progressives they love to hate.
I love coloring contests! I think its a brilliant idea, however I also think the high end slushie place would be awesome so...
CW13 --Don't forget his other two favorite topics. Girls basketball and Charter Schools. He seems obsessed with us too. Tommy has about hit his level of writing. It's as far as he can go.
I am glad they hate us. They don't seem to like a two party system and after the get the vote for the 15,000,000 illegal aliens there won't be any anyway.
Renee, not all "old" vehicles are owned and driven by poor people. Some of us own "classics" because we liked them back then and still like them and take care of them.
My classics are all two seater sports models and I drive like I actually learned how to drive back in high school. I don't text, very rarely answer the cell phone, watch out for stale green lights, and generally try to pay attention to what is going on around me.
Much of what you observe is correct but use a little finer brush when categorizing drivers and their vehicles.
Now my pet peeve is those monster trucks with 4, count 'em 4, brain piercing headlights, What idiot repealed the law that headlights had to be a certain distance above the road and that drivers should dim them when following or approaching another vehicle?
Besides the dimmed rear view mirror, I have side mirrors and suddenly you are blinded by a light that would do a lighthouse proud until you have almost no forward vision. It takes a few seconds for your pupils to adapt and in the mean time, Macho Monster truck is still sitting on your bumper.
Ever notice how obsessed Pulitzer Tommy is with the Tea Party? If he thinks we're a bunch of fools doomed to fail, why not just ignore us. Just sit back and wait for us to become extinct then stand up and cheer. But, not Tommy. He can't write a column about his favorite Mexican rerstaurant without throwing a dig at us. I'm pretty sure I know why, but I think I'll keep it to myself.
P.S. Signed up yet?
One of the many ironies about the anti-government TeaParty is that they are heavily funded (re Koch brothers support) to get into the very government they strongly oppose. In reality the TeaParty only represents a tiny sliver of the changing demographic of our country. Their extreme beliefs are simply inconsistent with that demographic and therefore generally irrelevant if not usually selfish and mean spirited, especially toward the disenfranchised and poorer people of our country. I have often witnessed people sympathetic to TeaParty policies voting against their own self interests. If TeaParty contingency is so anti-government, perhaps they should consider living off the grid, or simply finding another country to move to.
actually it has been with us - under various names - since the South lost the Civil War and it isn't going to fade in the old South any time soon.
What has happened is that as a result of the Southern Strategy it has spread nationwide in Republican circles and has taken over the party. That will fade once the party loses enough elections outside the South.
But in the Deep South it will be with us for a long long time.
fraser007 is right. Tea party members don't care about anybody's opinions but their own. They don't care about anybody but themselves, and they don't care about America. It's all about what they can hoard for themselves, screw anybody else. They can't even hang together enough to form their own political group. They have to attach themselves lamprey-like to the republican greed heads. Pitiful, really. Like cockroaches, they will now scatter back into the dark corners of the republican party, avoiding exposure to the light of reason, and keep infesting that party until once again, they will skitter into the open to brazenly feed on republican leftovers.
Well, you one thing right. The Kino Stadium is in a crappy place and the Toad was responsible for it. We sure paid a big price for that decision. And finally...who cares what you think about the Tea Party!
to get a reciept you must ask for one these are donations. Not sells remember collectives compensate you for donations just like your getting a reciept when you donate clothes to the goodwill.
I was taken back by Jan Brewer bragging about bringing Apple into the Phoenix area. And creating 700 new jobs. Apple is using the same building that a solar panel company built. Jan and the Republicans chased out the solar manufacturing from AZ, because they are against solar or renewal energy. So the solar panel company would create 2000 jobs, So Az really lost employment, not gained any.
Jan and her Republicans prefer to support coal power plants, polluting the air. They want to mine and drill for oil on Federal lands. Republicans love to destroy instead of renewing or building a better state or nation. I think the voters are finally catching on to the Republicans when they closed down the government.
I like Todd's letter, he should have a column.
ride in the blind spot, teabilly.
One of the reasons there are so many millions of illegals here - there are NOT 11 Million but 40-60 Million illegals and 80% of them Mexican. Mexico has very rigid laws against illegals and they are very frequently murdered, raped and robbed. It is a "felony" in Mexico to sneak into their country (not a misdemeanor like here). Also, the former Governor Napolitano did next to nothing and a lot of stuff that was predestined it appeared to have little or not effect on the border because she herself is partially of Mex. descent. Her father was born there and I read she went to school there. Her grandmother is a Mex. citizen and she took all her info off the internet. ALSO, MEXICO HAS AN AGENDA TO TAKE OVER THE SW INCLUDING 7 SW STATES AND MURDER ANYONE WHO IS NOT OF MEX. DESCENT. GOOGLE: "LA RECONQUISTA" OR THEIR OTHER NAME FOR IT "AZTLAN" AND READ THE LATE U.S. REP. CHARLES NORWOOD'S REPORT "THE TRUTH ABOUT LA RAZA" to see what they have planned including an "ethnic cleansing" (like Hitler)!
This is why I call him " Pulitzer Tommy" A few more gems like this and the N.Y. Times is gonna come a calling and snatch him away from us.
Need to titrate the dose, my man. You're so high you wave the flag over Somali "pirates" and think weed's only good for getting stoned with.
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