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Re: “Lani's Luau Hawaiian Restaurant

Onolicious local kine grinds from local boy and girl. Reasonable prices, friendly service. Ey, where else you going get malasadas and poi in the desert?

Posted by Mike Anderson on 11/05/2015 at 7:52 AM

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Re: “Investigation Underway in Corrections Officer Death

"No danger to the public and no suspects or persons of interest in this case?" Death by firearm on duty? This surely sounds like a suicide.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 08/24/2019 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Laughing Stock: Find Comedy in Patriotism and Bisbee

And there is even more comedy (of the "sit-down" variety) on Bisbee's community radio each Saturday evening at 8 p.m. on KBRP-LP ("K-Burp: The Mighty Belch of Bisbee"). The three Bobs (Joe Bob Drobich, Mike Bob Fishberg and Peter Bob Moscatelli) who make up the cast of The Farm and Ranch Report, present their twisted take on the community better known as "Mayberry on Acid" in a half-hour of satire and the fakest of fake news about Bisbee, the rest of Cochise County, Hidalgo County and the Kush-covered highlands of northern Sonora each week, or until the FCC and/or aggrieved citizens drive them off the air. For those who don't live in Bisbee (the station has a steam-powered five-watt transmitter with a signal that doesn't go past the Mule Pass Tunnel) the three Bobs' latest shows are archived on the KBRP-LP website. The show also streams each Saturday at 8 p.m. for those who sadly don't have anything better to do on a weekend.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/29/2019 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Trail Grazing

We stay at the Lodge and eat at Coyote Pause when we stay in the big city. The Lodge is a wonderful place for a weekend or more, with its own short hiking trails and close access to Tucson Mountain Park's trail system. The restaurant is a real jewel, using local ingredients in its menu items. I grew up not far from the Cat Mountain Lodge/Coyote Pause so it's a real treat to say there, eat there and to enjoy the Sonoran desert. And I remember Stan's Antique Museum back in the late 60s and early 70s. It had a sign out front advising passers-by of its free admission and another large sign at the museum exit next to a "donations" box announcing "this isn't a free museum." P. T. Barnum was right.

Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/23/2019 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Still They Persisted

I've been tracking down the fates of the Bisbee deportees and the vigilantes for almost 2 1/2 years. We now have a much better understanding of who the deportees were and what happened to them after they were deported. Some of them did indeed return to Bisbee and we know that at least 28 are buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Lowell. I have been in contact with the many of the descendants of deportees, who have provided photos and stories about their ancestor's lives before, during and after the Deportation. New information about and photos of the Deportees (as well as new information about the vigilantes and the Deportation plotters) will be shared with the public at the Copper Queen Library in Bisbee on Tuesday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 05/08/2019 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Here's Why Democrat Mark Kelly Could Knock Appointed Sen. Martha McSally out of Her Orbit

Silly McMartha should take comfort in Mark Kelly's announcement. In the near future she will have all the time in the world to go hiking. I was hoping she would take a hike after losing in 2018, but instead, our wise-guy Governor gave her the booby prize. She's just not really cut out to be an elected official.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 02/13/2019 at 9:22 AM

Re: “A Terrible Beauty

There is indeed beauty to be found in mining landscapes and mining communities. Head frames, concentrators, smelter stacks and change rooms make great subjects for photographers and painters, but there is a terrible price to be paid - especially for open pit mining. Open pits destroyed long-established neighborhoods (most of Lowell, all of Upper Lowell, Jiggerville, the Johnson Addition, Germantown and Cowan Ridge) that made up 1/3 of Bisbee, the entire towns of old Morenci, Metcalf, and Ray, many old established neighborhoods in Butte, MT and ironically, a beautiful plaza and the rest of a planned community in Tyrone, NM. Open pit mining leaves horribly ugly gaping wounds in the earth that will never be healed. Each time I drive down State Route 83 between Sonoita and I-10 in either direction, I think about how such a hideous, gaping wound might well soon scar the Santa Ritas. Margaret Regan is absolutely correct in her observations about the ill treatment of mining and milling workers by the copper companies - the copper bosses conceded nothing in the way of wages and benefits (and equal treatment of workers of color) without a hard fight and did their utmost to destroy unions and crush dissent in their corporate fiefdoms.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 01/11/2019 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Danehy

Hate to tell you Tom, but some German-Americans and Italian Americans WERE interned or imprisoned during WWII for seditious and treasonable acts - i.e., active participation in the German-American Bund, Silver Shirt Legions of America and other fascist groups that supported Hitler and Mussolini. The number was small. You are correct if you mean that there was no wholesale roundup of German-Americans and Italian-Americans, as there was of Japanese Americans in the Western Defense Zone. Dwight Eisenhower, Carl Spaatz and Chester Nimitz weren't interned. Nor were all German and Italian "enemy aliens" rounded up. Joe DiMaggio's parents weren't naturalized before the war, and the only penalty they, as enemy aliens, faced, was that they were excluded from the coastline and other :sensitive" areas.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 11/08/2018 at 7:14 AM

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