Saturday, June 26, 2010


Jan Brewer, the unelected governor of Arizona, has been quoted as stating that most illegal immigrants crossing into the state are being used to bring drugs across the border.  She says they're ostensibly coming to look for work but end up being used as drug smugglers by the drug rings.

 She was quoted as saying: "I believe today, under the circumstances that we're facing, that the majority of the illegal trespassers that are coming into the state of Arizona are under the direction and control of organized drug cartels and they are bringing drugs in."

The fact that she has absolutely no facts to back up this claim does not deter her from spewing out such nonsense.

Brewer:  YOU LIE!

Friday, June 25, 2010


The GOP shoots down benefits for the jobless.  That bill would have provided aid to states, preserving jobs among other things.  In Arizona, over 400,000 of the unemployed will not get any unemployment compensation.  So where does that leave them?  Starving & unable to provide anything for their families.  The GOP has rocks for where their hearts should be.  Of course, they're hoping the economy will stay crappy so they can blame it on the Dems and get them out of office.  The country was in such great shape when the GOP was in.  God, I don't want to go back to that time when we had a moron for President and corruption was the GOP game.

The GOP mantra seems to be:  "I got mine.  F*@#k you."  God, I wish they would all just cease to exist.  They offer nothing to humanity.

I know.  You want me to tell you how I really feel.  I'm just getting warmed up.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


What is wrong with comprehensive immigration reform?  Why is no one connected with Arizona government talking about it?  That includes the state legislators, the non-elected governor, our Congressional representatives and the 2 senators, especially the one who wants to build the "danged fence."  That fence....reminiscent of East Berlin?

The enforcement-only mentality here is overwhelming.  That's probably because most of those listed above think that the majority of illegal immigrants are here to bring drugs, to extort people and terrorize families, populate drop houses and such.  This is a lie that has legs. 

Never mind that the majority of illegal immigrants are here to work, that many came on legal work visas and just never left.  The majority of them are here for a better life, not for any nefarious reason.

Why not consider, really consider a way for those illegally here who work hard, actually pay taxes through sales taxes or social security taxes if they have a fake card (money which they will never get back) to qualify for residency by satisfying certain qualifications.  It may take a few years but if they knew they could eventually become legal without the horrific fear of being kicked out of the country they have resided in, most if not all would gladly do so to stay in the country that has enabled them to be gainfully employed, make a living, provide for their families and contribute to the rich heritage that is the United States.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Manute Bol:  humanitarian, role model, full of goodness, a perfect example of Tikkun Olam-repairing the world, a class act, totally unselfish and the definition of how humankind should be and act.  After all this, he was an NBA basketball player who was fun to watch.

He did more good than most people will ever understand.

May he rest in peace. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm just sayin'

"Indian Couple Electrocuted By Bride's Family for Marrying Out of Caste"
 "New Mexico Congressional Candidate Wants Landmines Along the US-Mexico Border"
"Dead Heiress Leaves Massive Fortune to Her DOGS"
"Ex-Congressman..Prayed Multiple Times a Day, Sang Hymns, Yet Still Had Affair with Staffer"
"GOP Congressional Candidate Floats Oil Spill Conspiracy Theory--Maybe They Wanted It to Leak"
"Diane Kruger Almost Suffocated by Super Tight Dress"

Just reading HEADLINES can make one dizzy, burst out laughing, scratch one's head in wonder, cluck tongues at the absurdity or horrifying aspect of words meant to capture attention.

The headlines above are just a few I've come across in the last day or two.  They just about clear up the mystery of what is taught in creative writing classes!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Last time I checked, President Obama, by education and profession, is/was an attorney/constitutional law professor/community activist/politician.  Nowhere in his biography do I read anything about him having a degree in chemistry, physics, oil engineering or the like.

So why is the public turning on him, in particular, for not stopping the spewing of oil in the Gulf?  He does not have the expertise to single-handedly bring it to an end.  And apparently, those who should have the knowledge and expertise, can't do it either.

Arguably, he is in the seat where the buck is supposed to stop.  And, I have no doubt, President Obama is consulting with everyone who knows or should know how to rein in this horrible situation.  He is not sitting idly by hoping this will resolve itself.  And he's not telling anyone associated with this disaster that "they are doing a heck of a job."

So, all you public motormouths out there blaming him for not being God, you don't know what is going on out of the media's eyes, you don't know what other things are being investigated, you (most of you) don't have degrees in oil engineering.  Stop shooting off your mouths and placing the blame where it doesn't belong.  Look to that oil company, BP, to place the ENTIRE blame, go after them and all those who are on their side (some are Republican politicians) and try to react with intelligence and common sense instead of stupid, uninformed gut reactions.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fashion? Really????

I like to write about different things and express my opinion or just make observations.  I don't know how blogs get noticed by other than friends to whom I sent my blog web site.  I blog about politics, current events, things that strike me funny or absurd (lots of that here.)

A few days ago I received an email from someone who found my blog, liked the content and design and invited me to be part of beta testing on her site which just opened, a place to discuss............... fashion!     Fashion!  Holy crap, I couldn't be less interested in fashion, of all things.

With everything going on in the world, I can't imagine my thoughts wrapping around which heels go with which dress!  I will say this, though.  People here in the Valley of the Sun seem to be obsessed with not only fashion but botox, teeth whitening, teeth straightening, body image, the latest fashion and makeup, who goes to which club, who is seen with whom, who has the latest bauble, what is the latest fashion trend, where to buy the stuff, etc.  There are so many ads for everything I've mentioned that I'm sure those ads are paying enough to keep newspapers running.

And, it's not just newspapers.  The local Phoenix Magazine has more ads for dentists (new smiles), cosmetic surgery, lap-band procedures, skin rejuvenation, facial contouring, spas, weight control, etc...... well you get my point. 

This is the place for the "beautiful people" to get more beautiful.  Apparently, no one is perfect enough.  There is always room for more improvement.  I guess if you're living in the Valley of the Sun where poolside entertainment is year round, one must look fab-u-lous, mustn't one????

Sheeeesh!  I throw on a tee shirt, crops and sandals and I'm happy!  I shudder when I have to throw on a dress.  Thank goodness it's not very often.

I'll stick to blogging about what interests me and fashion isn't on that list.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Once again the world has stomped its feet on the face of Israel with the false allegation that Israel was the aggressor against a defenseless humanitarian flotilla.  In reality, the flotilla was a calculated attack by Hamas to provoke Israel into the action she took.  Hamas' action was designed to break the blockade, cause the confrontation, make it look as if Israel attacked a defenseless group of humanitarians.

Israel bends over backwards to make sure tons and tons of food and supplies reach the people in the Gaza Strip.  The naval blockade is necessary for the safety and survival of Israel.

This confrontation is the sole fault and responsibility of the flotilla organizers.  It's just astounding that the world blames Israel for everything and cannot see craziness perpetuated by Israel's enemies, whose sole purpose is to annihilate the State of Israel off the face of the earth.

Why does the world back the insanity, viciousness and violence of the Arab world?  Until those condemning Israel see and experience the danger that is Hamas and the rest of the Arab world, they will never understand that Israel must survive and continue to flourish.