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New ad hits Sinema as “Prada socialist”

Posted: September 20, 2012 at 11:05 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics, Videos

Sometimes a candidate’s own words are the greatest tools a campaign has against them.  The presidential campaigns seem to have figured that out, and now in a local congressional race the tactic is being used.  Former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker came out of the multi-candidate field in the District 9 GOP primary the winner, […]

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Band-Aid Alert: Child Poverty

Posted: July 24, 2012 at 10:13 am   /   Politics

What is it about band-aids?  Little kids love them.  They invent “boo-boos” just to wear them.  My sons coveted the super-heroes ones, barely tolerated smiley faces and abhorred the girly ones.  Band-aids get reactions. Band-aids have come to signify covering up problems or temporary efforts that don’t address the real problem. Preparing for a dinner […]

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Big Government Is Taking a Bite

Posted: July 20, 2012 at 11:15 am   /   Elections, Politics

I spend a lot of time in my garden and I often witness the frogs in my pond sneak up and eat unsuspecting bugs. I am starting to feel a little like someone is trying to take a bite out of me. Strangely, I feel like I am the bug and the frog is big […]

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Don’t mess with my pond, President Obama!

Posted: July 19, 2012 at 8:00 am   /   Politics

My pond is the part of my garden that brings me the greatest happiness.  That all changed today, and I blame it on President Obama. I found the dog in the fishpond, frantically chasing a chipmunk that was loudly screeching warnings while backstroking away from JAWS.  The dog had unearthed the large rocks around the […]

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Millennials: Screwed or Uncorked?

Posted: July 18, 2012 at 7:45 am   /   Politics

In Newsweek magazine, Joel Kotkin refers to millennials as “the Screwed Generation.”  Well, Mr. Kotkin, you are talking about my sons and I don’t like that tone.   Many things are bad, but that choice of words implies finality.  Let’s not put their futures in the past tense.  Things can change and I know how determined […]

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Thanks for nothing, Obama. Women are still unemployed.

Posted: July 17, 2012 at 4:44 am   /   Politics

Since June 2009, men have gained 80% of the net jobs created in the US. More startling is that in June there were 5,785,000 unemployed women – 780,000 more than in January 2009.  This feels like the old “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” thing – the handmaiden left holding a bouquet of wilting flowers […]

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(Obama’s like a bad) Boyfriend

Posted: July 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm   /   Politics

You can do better. I worry about you.  Your choices, the things you thought you were looking for, have changed; what you thought you were getting is not what you got.  The past four years of this administration have been like a bad boyfriend that you haven’t quite been able to give up, but you […]

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We’ve been PUNKED!

Posted: July 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm   /   Politics

Surprise!  We’ve been duped, fooled and misled into believing that Obamacare is good for America.  Sadly, unlike April Fool’s Day or reality TV, we will be paying for it for more tomorrows than are imaginable.  Rather than enjoying a good laugh at a YouTube video, some of us will be crying; instead of receiving royalties, […]

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Roll Eyes and Sigh

Posted: July 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm   /   Arizona, Politics

The Fast and Furious debacle and the tragic death of Brian Terry needs to be settled soon.  Not only am I tired of hearing about it, but I am tired of feeling powerless to affect this situation gone awry and cringe at the thought of the bad messages it is sending to our families and […]

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