Wednesday, April 21, 2010


My head is spinning from the garbage that is Arizona politics and politicians.  It is beyond comprehension that the AZ legislature passes the "birther" bill requiring the AZ Sec. of State to certify the US citizenship of presidential candidates.

Now comes the immigration bill which would make illegal immigration a STATE crime.  It is the responsibility of the federal government to secure the borders.  This bill will force local law enforcement to spend most of their time looking for illegal yard workers and cooks instead of murderers and rapists.  If they don't, anyone can sue them for not doing their job of rounding up the "illegals."  That is part of this creepy bill.  This state is heading into apartheid territory.  White-skinned, blond, blue-eyed people need not be afraid.

Then there is the gun bill, passed and signed.  Anyone can buy a gun without a permit and there is no provision for requiring a class to learn how to SAFELY use the fr*%^*g thing.

And now there is a proposal, by Republicans, to gut the "Clean Elections" law.  The system reduces the incidence of big money interests. The system provides money to candidates who collect $5 contributions from taxpayers who then qualify for the money.  That money comes from traffic and criminal fine surcharges.  Why keep the big money from buying the best politicians money can buy???

All of these bills have been strongly backed by Republicans and virtually no Democrats.  Hatred and Viciousness have these people by the necks and have sunk their teeth into their brains.

Meanwhile.................ah but that's for another time.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Political Idiots, Part 3

If the not-so-bright  governor of this state signs Senate bill 1070, the police and sheriff's departments will have a field day.  So, if you are an American-born, United States citizen who is Latino or you are a legal immigrant (Latino) here in Arizona you are going to have to carry either your birth certificate, your green card, an alien registration card or any other identifying papers with you at all times because sure as hell you will be stopped by police "if reasonable suspicion exists that the person is in the U.S. illegally."  This is the state where the ubiquitous Sheriff Arpaio, sends out his minions of officers to round up the illegals.  And those roundups sometimes include U.S. citizens who get treated as badly as the real illegals UNTIL they can prove who they are.

It is true that Arizona has more than its share of illegal immigrants crossing into the state from Mexico.  But racial profiling will now be taken to new heights if this bill passes. This isn't the answer.  People are desperate to work here in order to make some money, at jobs U.S. citizens do not take, so they can provide for their families.

What really needs to be done is find a way to get Mexico to address the deplorable work  and living conditions in that country so people won't need to come here for jobs.

Monday, April 19, 2010


It's amazing how so many people stick their noses in places where they just don't belong. And it's amazing that these people think that what they have to say about (a lot) of things should have everyone at rapt attention.  These people must think that the words dripping from their mouths are the most intelligent, informative and persuasive about whatever subject they are speaking to.  In reality, they are just pontificating, expressing their views in an annoyingly pompous way.

So, why do politicians like Mitt Romney travel around and endorse candidates from other states?  Does anyone give a fig who these people endorse? Does an endorsement mean anything nowadays?   Do these people think their endorsements will really help?  No, its for payback down the road should any of these candidates win.  Ah, the greased hand.

To these greased hands politicians (there are so many of them):  Go back where you came from, study the issues of your own state, keep your hand out of the till, understand that you did not have a crown placed on your head and remember that you work FOR the people.  And if you do not currently have a job, dust off your resume like everyone else and go find one.  Practice these words: "You want fries with that?"

Monday, April 12, 2010


How come so many who run for public office use the SAME lines when interviewed by reporters?  Lines like:

"I will lead the fight to create jobs."  (All the others are cringing on the sidelines?)

"We need specific solutions..."  (All the other candidates offer none?)

"I am the only candidate who has experience in ......." (All the other candidates are running on their good looks?) 

"I have a lifetime of experience in......"  (All the other candidates decided to run because they have NO experience?)

"I will secure the border."  (Good luck with that one.) 

"I will create an environment to generate jobs..."  (They all say that)

"I will rebuild the economy by cutting taxes...."  (By throwing education, the infirm, the children and the elderly under the bus.)

Ah, the political rhetoric of mealy-mouthed politicians!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Political Idiots, Part 2

My POLITICAL IDIOTS headings are going to run the numbers up!
We have the Maricopa County attorney who is under investigation by the FBI, the AZ Attorney General's Office and the AZ State Bar for alleged abuse of his prosecutorial powers in several criminal cases.  He has had numerous cases filed against him in which he was cleared.  He seems to have an extreme self-preoccupation with a tendency to show off and attract attention.  He is an egotistical attention-grabber. His tenure has been riddled with controversy.

And now, he has tendered his resignation so he can run for Attorney General!  With a background of questionable ethics, I wouldn't vote for him for street-cleaner!  In the relatively short time I've been here, he has been in the news more often than the comics and that's not funny!