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Re: “McSally's Latest Performance: A Bogus Push for an Extra Week of Employment Bucks for Out-of-Work Arizonans

I've been thinking back to the CD2 election in 2014 which Colonel Retired McSally won by 161 votes. If she'd lost that one she'd have gone bye-bye from the Arizona political scene. If you think your vote doesn't matter, ponder that election. And for love of country, VOTE damnit.

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Posted by franklymydears on 08/05/2020 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Judgment Day

I forgot to mention that my interviewer had held the position for 26 years. And I have no idea how close he came to finding his ideal replacement.

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Posted by franklymydears on 07/17/2020 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Judgment Day

I was once interviewed for a position in a state agency by the man who was the incumbent preparing to retire. His objective became fairly clear during the course of the conversation: he was looking for a clone to succeed himself. Somehow Barbara's comments in this article remind me of that long ago interview. She wants someone who views the office pretty much as she has. And he would be a change agent? Perhaps, but I think an outsider is a more likely one.

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Posted by franklymydears on 07/16/2020 at 11:03 PM

Re: “This Isn't Gonna Help McSally Win Over Female Voters: US Senator Once Said Women in Military Get Pregnant To Avoid Their Responsibilities to the Country

I'm fascinated by the Colonel McSally I just viewed speaking out strongly without fear or favor. Can anyone tell me whatever became of that warrior? I only met a Colonel (Retired) Martha McSally when she decided she'd like to become a Member Congress here in Arizona and became a reciter and repeater of a set of safe statements beyond which she would not and still will not move. No bravado any more, just relatively harmless, sort of mindless 'positions' that take no courage, no conviction. Gosh, what I've just written almost seems to describe the man who appointed a losing senatorial candidate to the seat that might better have gone to a McCain, perhaps Cindy or Megan.

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Posted by franklymydears on 07/09/2020 at 9:50 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Got an email from Col. Ret. McSally this morning, asking whether or not Trump's 'visit' to St. John's was appropriate. I responded: Trump did not ‘visit’ St. John’s Church. perhaps he should have but only after contacting the Rector and asking whether it would be appropriate. What he did was get the street cleared by use of pepper spray and rubber bullets and then march across the street, have some flunky hand him a Bible, display the Bible for photos, hand off the Bible to a flunky and walk back home. Definitely not a visit, not presidential, not appropriate, pure Trump. And the photo may be the iconic image of his miserable presidency.

Got your parachute buckled on, Martha? It’s about time to bail out.

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Posted by franklymydears on 06/04/2020 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Republicans Lawmakers Unhappy with Ducey's Extension of Stay-at-Home Order

So many contradictions. Lawmakers deploring the governor's cautious approach to 'opening up' while they seem unwilling to return to their chambers even just long enough to adjourn 'sine die'. Legislators who aren't legislating but are constantly finding new ways to impede the constitutional right of the people for whom they work to exercise the legislative power through initiative and referendum. Elected officials who depend on voters for their offices and livelihoods but are unwilling to assure that all electors can cast ballots in these uncertain times.

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Posted by franklymydears on 05/05/2020 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Co-Sponsors Violence Prevention Legislation

I don't quite understand Misplaced Priorities? Seems to me (1) our national, state and local law enforcement efforts can't be focused on any single target and (2) the law enforcement effort at the border did apprehend the attempted smuggling of a huge supply of fentanyl. And aside to the fomenter in chief of trumped up crises, this shipment was discovered at an urban border crossing; the drugs weren't tossed over or tunneled under THE WALL.

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Posted by franklymydears on 02/01/2019 at 2:40 PM

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