BY BECKY FENGER | APRIL 25, 2012
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne returns from watching the U.S. Supreme Court in action on SB1070 at the end
of the week, his world will explode. And the pieces will scatter far and wide
in scope. It's a pity, since Horne did some good work.
But when the Inspector General's Office subpoenas all of the phone records
for all BlackBerry and land lines being used by key people in Horne's AG
office to find out who's been talking to the FBI, these guys are serious.
Do you have a favorite for the replacement Attorney General? Too late, the choices have already been made.
If Human Resources tells a person not to hire someone due to legal issues, it
would have been wise to listen to them. Likewise, when one is told to get rid
of all the Terry Goddard
holdovers, it would behoove one to do so.
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worth getting up early on Sunday mornings just to find out who ABC's "This Week" is going to invite for their
roundtable of experts to discuss the week's hot topics. I thought they
couldn't top Al
Sharpton or avowed Communist Van Jones, but last Sunday they brought forth the much-fired Keith Olbermann.
(You know things are bad when even Al Gore can't stand
The topic was the Secret Service
prostitute scandal in Colombia.
Olbermann opined: "There
seems to be this dynamic, this conflict between these two things. Are they
(Secret Service agents) priests or are they supposed to represent this macho
side and take advantage of what opportunities are presented to them?"
Pearls of wisdom.
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a funny world. One week the Arizona Republic praises retiring Glendale
Mayor Elaine Scruggs for putting Glendale, Arizona on the map with her two decades of
service. The next week readers
learn just how deeply in debt she put her constituents in her lust to be a
Reading the time line on the Coyotes' hockey team looks like a case study in
throwing good money after bad. If more than $50 is spent on her retirement
party, it's too much.
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There are some ads that make my fingernails curl.
One is the one from The Scooter
Store that informs me I can get a Scooter power wheelchair "at little or
no cost to me." What's wrong with this picture? Why should the
schoolteacher down the block pay for my Scooter so I can "go to the park
with my grandkids?" If mobility is so great, isn't it worth some sort of
payment on my part?
Equally indicative of our entitlement crisis are the calls to "Go
Solar," that urge me to "take advantage of government incentives
and qualify for a $0 down lease and reduce or eliminate my power bill."
Really, now? And who do you think is paying to subsidize all this solar
power? When I told the telephone solicitor that my neighbors shouldn't have
to pay for my energy use, she called me a sucker for not leaping on the
bandwagon. Can this country be saved?
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has ever been cleaner fun than comedian Bill Cosby's recorded
solo concert appearance entitled, "Bill Cosby, Himself."
Conversely, nothing has ever been stupider than his pronouncement that more
guns cause more crime. The loss of
his son was tragic, but Bill's just not thinking straight. He needs to read John Lott's book entitled, More
Guns, Less Crime. It's a compelling argument for even
more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens.
© 2012 Sonoran News