Not All Arizona Laws are Crackpot

For the benefit of those not living under the Arizona Good ol’ Boy Network, here’s some visibility of some legislation that didn’t make national news. Ten laws that go into effect tomorrow, and they aren’t all that crazy. 1. Civil Penalty for boaters who refuse drug or alcohol tests. Arizona… Continue reading

Slide Fire

Several days ago, when the Slide Fire first broke out, I sent out a tweet predicting it to become a very dangerous major fire. By this morning, the fire was expected to be as large as 8000 acres, with almost 850 firefighters working hard to get some containment. Oh no…. Continue reading

Here We Go Again – SB 1062 / HB 2153

Here we go again. The Arizona Legislature, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to pass a “religious freedom” bill making legal discrimination against doing business with anyone who doesn’t comply with a person’s religion. This was in response to a lawsuit filed in New Mexico over a wedding photographer who… Continue reading

The Slow Dismantling of America’s Greatness

The Wild West As many know, I was a Republican for many years. I grew up in a family with classic conservative values. When I lived in California, I was among like-minded fiscal conservatives, so when I moved to Arizona, definitely a Red state with capital R, it felt refreshing… Continue reading

Thursday Thoughts – Bravery

I have been going through the 12 points of the scout law to kick off this meme. Today we’re looking at point 10, a scout is brave. When we think of bravery, images of people running into a burning building to rescue somebody come to mind. That certainly is one… Continue reading

The Real Problem with American Politics

13 years living in Arizona observing the state government, and now this presidential race, have convinced me that the main problem with American politics is there is no accountability for conflicts of interest. Scottsdale passed an ordinance banning temporary signs, so the state passed a law making it illegal to… Continue reading

Gov. Jan Brewer Finds a Spine!

Despite all the wacko nutjob politicians in Arizona who push through legislation regardless of whether the people they represent want it or not, there was a glimmer of hope in this morning’s paper. Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill being pushed through by reactionary members of the Arizona GOP, showing… Continue reading