Category Archives: Arizona

U.S.M.C. Facing a Readiness Crisis

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils” departs the runway at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 24, 2017. US Marine Corps photo. Pilots need practice to maintain proficiency. Pilots flying … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: AIR

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD AIR — it’s all around us, but invisible unless combined with something else. We must have it to live, yet air becomes an alien environment the moment we lift off into it, separating from the Earth. It is … Continue reading

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Trump’s immigration policy as ethnic cleansing prescription

By ann summers   So we now have heard from an orange realtor pitching the US a Southern Wall timeshare that Mexico will pay for. And being Latino is not illegal, nor is being Muslim, yet that is what is now … Continue reading

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GILA MONSTER: His Myth is Worse than His Bite

“I have never been called to attend a case of Gila monster bite, and I don’t want to be. I think a man who is fool enough to get bitten by a Gila monster ought to die. The creature is … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop: Remembering Route 66

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day. —oooOooo– There are several hosts, each host being responsible for picking a “theme of the day” and starting the discussion. But in an open thread, … Continue reading

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What Country Are You In?

So you’re on vacation, cruising down the highway at 70 mph, and this sign flashes past your eyes: Quick, can you do the conversion from kilometers to miles in your head? This sign is on a road in Arizona that does go … Continue reading

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Let’s not wait until he sends a selfie to Jody Foster

By ann summers   This guy below being interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper decided to imitate the  Draw the Prophet competition that resulted in the deaths of two anti-blasphemy extremists from Phoenix that led to some “patriots” there to stage an … Continue reading

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not such a good idea: HBCU of Phoenix

By ann summers Some historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are public institutions who are being encouraged to subcontract curriculum to the for-profit University of Phoenix. At a moment when the discourse is about making public education more affordable or … Continue reading

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AZ SB 1071: Right to Petition or Special Interest Corruption?

by Gene Howington Arizona seems to get in the news quite a bit as of late and it is rarely flattering. This time it is a bill being sponsored to specifically benefit one person. SB 1071 is moving quickly through … Continue reading

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