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Yearly Archives: 2007

What A Maroon

Robert Murray would make an excellent Republican candidate. Why? Well, in yesterday’s briefing regarding the tragic events at the mine he owns in Utah, he denied the mounting scientific evidence that the mine collapse was not caused by an earthquake. Then, he took the opporitunity to deflect any criticism by attacking labor unions, environmentalists, foreigners […]

Well, Not So Much

I love looking for fissures among the Republicans as much as the next guy. Heck, I try to encourage such things. Then I go and get a bucket of popcorn and watch the fun. I’m thinking of calling them as home, “Hey, I saw Tim Bee talking smack about you at the bus stop…” The […]

St Cajetan

Today is the feast of St. Cajetan. Although born wealthy, Cajetan was a fierce advocate for the poor, going after his age’s equivalent of payday lenders. He was a popular saint among the early Jesuit  missionaries in our region, and his name is on both a mission (San Cayetano de Calabazas) and the San Cayetano mountains that […]

Say What? (Pt. 2)

The Star ran an editorial a couple of weeks ago urging citizens to get registered and file for early ballots because, gosh darnit all, this election is muy importante. (They didn’t really say it that way. Heaven forbid the Star use a bit of Spanish in their editorials for fear of causing apoplexy in the likes […]

Say What? (Pt. 1)

The main reason, at least as reported by our dailies, for John Kromko’s truncated campaign for mayor is that he didn’t believe he could raise the money for a run. Eh? We have a public finance system for elections in Tucson. Yes, it is a matching fund system, but I find it hard to believe […]

Credit Where Credit Is Due

I failed to note that last week Greg Patterson over at Espresso Pundit summed up my feelings about the news helicopter crash up in Phoenix. What “news” were they really covering? Was it really worth dying for? That these sorts of risks are taken and resources are put on the line for nothing more than sensationalism is particularly […]

That Didn’t Take Long

John Kromko has told the Tucson Weekly’s Jim Nintzel that he will not be running for mayor after all. Here I was ready to do a whole post on the technicalities of his race. Geez.

Farley and the MTA

Word has gotten back from me from the National Conference of State Legislatures meeting in Boston that our own Steve Farley has been using much of his free time riding the local public transit system. No word on what happened when the conductor told him “one more nickel.” NB – So, my New England Revolution haven’t […]

Kromko for Mayor?

Yesterday, former State Representative John Kromko filed to run as a write-in candidate for the Green Party’s nomination for Mayor. Apparently, presumptive Green nominee Dave Croteau is planning on dropping out. The Greens fall under the city’s “new party” rules (they didn’t run any candidates in the last city election), which means that if Kromko […]

Why Does He Hate America So Much?

So, what left-wing defeatocrat said this? None of you should believe we are winning this war. There is no evidence that we are winning this war. So, who was this? Cindy Sheehan? Howard Dean? Barack Obama? Nope, it was Newt Gingrich.