Liberal minded Writer for various publications; see facebook info on ABOUT page. Having voted early in Mesa AZ, I asked Ann Kirkpatrick's husband Roger to take our picture on election day 2012 in Kayenta AZ while I was visiting with my partner.
AZ and the USA needs to vote overwhelmingly BLUE so we can be rid of the antagonistic, bigoted, chauvinistic Block & Blame Republicans and their exclusionary hateful input for any & all public policy decisions that scrape the backs bloody of people who are not straight but are definitely crooked rich white religious Republicans.
Hang in there and take care, everyone.
All the best,
Warren G. Richards
Advocate, Socio-political Writer
A mother kitty brought her kittens to the porch recently; two adorable tiger-striped and one beautiful black kitten with an ominous strip of duct tape stuck to its side. I went to trim its fur to free it from the duct tape the next morning they had vanished. Their mother comes around so I'm guessing and hoping she simply relocated them again.
When we grew up, our parents would take us around the neighborhood; maybe also to the church for an evening of fun with friends and seeing who was brave enough to bob for an apple or other kids' games. In urban settings now, strangers often cruise for miles and miles, including some mighty big kids, scoring candy from strangers. Either turn off the porch light & house lights or let's just go out somewhere.
Halloween and religious holidays are indeed for children. Boo and bah humbug. Ha!
Considering the abundant sun and wind in the desert-southwest and throughout the USA, I am stunned that we are now finally pursuing really communicating about this. Harvesting power from the sun and the wind should not be as over-priced as it supposedly is. Getting electricity from clean natural sources should not be restricted to only those who can afford solar panels and wind turbines.
Prisons for Profit ala Jan Brewer & Joe Arpaio & others, would be booming from the GOP's insanity if more students were in the juvenile justice system. Wouldn't they? Of course they would. Good gods and goddesses, save us all from the bigoted class-warfare RepubliKKKan politicians! Now, before some of you GOP-devotees reading this go all partisan whacky with claims of name-calling or whatever, look into how Prescott Bush profited with Prescott Oil when he wheeled and dealed with the Nazis early last century. The crops of GOP politicians have become increasingly worse since Reagan with NoOtherQuest started what has pooled into the Trickle Down Economics cesspool. Obstructionist RepubliKKKans lately are perpetuating that treasonous b.s. worse than ever since the last Democratic primary. Enough is enough. Fire the Republicans.
With the upcoming 2014 Elections, we must get out and vote even more BLUE so that we Democrats can eliminate the GWB-and-Cheney-endorsed tax-evasion for the wealthiest among us, investing in our public teachers and their ability of really teaching our youth again by providing them with the quality tools they need instead of having them be underpaid babysitters, investing in our infrastructure by repairing and/or replacing quality roads and bridges and factories and other structures, implementing incentives for bringing back many of the Republican-endorsed loopholes for outsourcing businesses that were taken overseas to avoid payroll and other USA-taxes and for exploiting cheap labor with little if any oversight for workers' rights, safety concerns and consumers' rights, and bring back the assault weapons ban since hunting for deer to keep down the deer population and other sportsmanship with hunting rifles or self-protection with a pistol absolutely positively does NOT call for military-grade weaponry of any kind.