Every time I hear Arizona State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey boast of his business background I start having flashbacks of wealthy businessman and ex-governor Fife Symington. Symington who had the cash to buy the election and failed to understand that while government can learn from business, it’s not a private sector enterprise.
Today let’s consider the locust: it looks like a grasshopper, but is something scientists call “gregarious,” which means it joins up with its friends, creates swarms that together cover about a fifth of the Earth’s land mass and eats up to 423 million pounds of food a day.
After living in Arizona my entire life and having been around and working with Arizona sheriffs like Cochise County sheriffs Jimmy Willson and Larry Dever, Coconino County Sheriff Joe Richards and Maricopa County Sheriff Jerry Hill, and even Joe Arpaio on one of his good days, it’s hard to imagine the new face of Arizona sheriffs is Pinal County “Sheriff Underpants” Paul Babeu.
There’s a proverb that says if you love something, let it go. If it returns, it’s yours. If not, well, it never belonged to you in the first place. But had my son Braden written that proverb it would go more like this: “If you love something and it won’t cooperate, stomp the guts out of it.”
“It’s interesting how Bowe Bergdahl’s former military buddies are all speaking out against, almost like it was scripted. I would bet there was a concerted effort to make Bergdahl look bad. There has been a pay-off in the background. Just wait and see. These are paid detractors.”
Another senseless act of mass violence in California (a state with some of the more restrictive gun laws in the USA) and we see the now repeated call for more gun control. A friend of mine reposted a Facebook comment from comedian John Oliver (I had no idea who John Oliver was until I researched and found out he’s now part of “The Daily Show” — go figure) that “One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all take off our shoes at the airport. Thirty-one school shootings since Columbine and no change in the regulation of guns.”
When you were a kid, did you ever think, “I want to live to be 100 years old.” Yep, me too. Well, I am fortunate enough to know someone very special to me that is closing in on that giant milestone, my grandma. She is 99 1/2 years old, she will be turning 100 in December and I am hopeful that she makes it. I’ve been telling my boys how lucky they are to have a great grandmother and all the amazing changes she has seen in the world during her lifetime. Imagine growing up without electricity, indoor plumbing, a car, television, computers, iPhones, and more.
Today One Love Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to ending relationship violence in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love, announced Dartmouth men’s lacrosse player Adam Fishman as a 2014 Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award finalist. This prestigious award is given each year to a men’s and women’s Division I lacrosse player who shares the qualities Yeardley Love so humbly displayed.
Jan Brady (Eve Plumb) with a machine gun is the least of the many good reasons to see the new film, Blue Ruin; a different sort of “revenge” flick, where the protagonist is an awkward and shy homeless man struggling to even a score and protect his estranged family.
Brick Mansions is an American remake of the French action film, District B13 (2004), that starred the French inventor of the Parkour… uhh … obstacle exercise technique (?), David Belle. I’m not really sure what Parkour is, other than you jump, swing and flip over walls, cars and fences while running from something. Skills that I’m sure come in handy when capture is more dangerous than what you are doing to evade it.
My role in resurrecting a dead criminal case began a few weeks back with an out-of-the-blue phone call courtesy of a private eye named Don Corbett. He phoned with news of a strange case with ties to a Mesa woman and an impending trip to Scottsdale for an interview or potentially an interrogation.
Early on in the new Schwarzenegger vehicle, Sabotage, you get a close-up look at a toilet overflowing with disgusting fecal matter, which it turns out is very symbolic of the entire film you are about to sit through. Ultra-violent and downright dumb, this is one of the worst Arnold movies ever.
The Mountain Pointe football program enters the 2014 season with a new standard for success after winning its first state championship.Produced by David JolkovskiNarrative by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Head Coach Norris VaughanBruce HesterPaul LucasCollin LambdinGarvin AlstonMusic: 1:13am by Soap and Foam