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(UPDATED) Governor Hobbs Reorganizes Her Leadership Team

In a move designed to enhance her mission to positively serve Arizonans, Governor Katie Hobbs announced the following changes to her leadership team through a late afternoon press release on March 31, 2023 "Will Gaona will serve as the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff; Jennifer Loredo will serve as the Director of Policy, Legislative, and Intergovernmental Affairs; Tracy Lopes will serve as the Director of Community and Constituent Engagement; A new Director of Communications will be announced next week."

By |April 1st, 2023|AZ Government, AZ Politics|0 Comments

Trump Indictment Leads His Supporters To Flood Social Media With Calls For Violence And Civil War

Update to Judge Michael Luttig: American Democracy Is Under Attack From Within, From The Republican Party. When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. - Maya Angelou MAGA/QAnon Republicans attempted the first coup d'état in American history, and have been waging a slow-motion insurrection against the U.S. government ever since, trying to bring down American democracy and replace it with a White Christian Nationalist fascist regime. This is who they are. Vice reports, The Far

By |March 31st, 2023|Courts & Law, Gun Violence, National Politics|1 Comment

Democratic Senate Leader Mitzi Epstein Goes After Republican Inaction on Gun Safety Measures

In her second State of the Session address since becoming Democratic Senate Leader, Senator Mitzi Epstein (full disclosure: I am a member of her Legislative District 12) went after hypocrite Republicans for not working on gun safety legislation that could potentially prevent horrific school shootings like the recent one this week in Nashville that cost six lives, including three children. In her comments, Senator Epstein started by saying: "The sadness and sting of mass shooting is all too

Lawless Gov. DeSantis Of The Fascist State Of Florida Now Says He Would Deny Trump Extradition (He Can’t)

Reversing his prior position, because Donald Trump is beating his sorry ass in early polls, Gov. Ron "Go-G0 Boots" DeSantis  now says that he will not cooperate with the extradition of "Individual-1," Donald Trump, to the state of New York, if he does not voluntarily surrender himself. So the rule of law no longer applies in the Fascist State of Florida because Donald Trump's mini-me, the lawless tin-pot dictator of the Fascist State of Florida, is protecting a wanted man

By |March 30th, 2023|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

UPDATED (Senator Jester Strikes Back!) Arizona State Senator Johnny “Blog Jester” Kavanagh Disparages Working Class People

UPDATE 4/1/23: So our blog jester came through with a comment meant to harpoon our criticism: "Wow!! Had Clyde researched the bill properly, he would have seen that MY floor amendment gave voters the option of dropping off their mail ballot at the polls or voting it there. Looks like Clyde and this post’s commentators have to eat crow. I accept the apologies that none of you will probably offer." - Sen. Kavanagh Boy, that's some tasty crow, Johnny!

By |March 30th, 2023|AZ Politics|9 Comments

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego Reacts to Concerns about the CHIPS Act and TSMC

A recent Washington Post op-ed by former Obama Administration Car Tsar Steven Rattner on some potential pitfalls regarding last years passed CHIPS Act cited potential difficulties with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and its planned facility in Phoenix that is scheduled to open in 2024. From Mayor Kate Gallego's Facebook Page. President Joe Biden visited the TSMC site last December, praising its construction as an example of the United States reentering the world of semiconductor manufacturing.

By |March 30th, 2023|Economics, Environment, Local Government|0 Comments

Republican Hypocrisy Shows Itself Again in the Josselyn Berry Resignation

Republicans in the Arizona State Legislature are openly peddling legislation discriminating against members of the LGBTQ Community, including children. Let us say that again. Republicans are openly supporting legislation discriminating against children. Anthony Kearn, one of the Republicans at the Arizona State Legislator is suspected of taking part in the January 6, 2021, Domestic Terrorist Attack at the Nations Capitol. Another "legislator," Jake Troll Farm Hoffman has spent many waking hours working to secure legislation that will thwart Democracy

By |March 30th, 2023|AZ Government, AZ Politics, Civil & Human Rights|0 Comments

Breaking: Manhattan Grand Jury Indicts Donald Trump

Musical accompaniment, Whoomp! There It Is. It is being widely reported that the Manhattan DA's criminal grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump. CNBC reports, NY grand jury indicts Trump in hush money payment case: A New York grand jury voted Thursday to indict former President Donald Trump in connection with a $130,000 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election, his lawyer told CNBC. Trump is the first former president to be

By |March 30th, 2023|Courts & Law, National Politics|5 Comments

Curb Gun Violence Against Children by Home Schooling

We are pathetic. Yes, all of us. We obviously don't care enough about the carnage going on in our schools, our churches, our theaters, our grocery stores, our concerts, our workplaces, and myriad other places. If we cared enough, we would do something to curb gun violence. I'll be the first to admit that I started to feel hopeless, powerless, and numb after 20 first graders and six adults were slaughtered at Sandy Hook in 2012. After all, I

By |March 30th, 2023|Gun Violence|0 Comments

Wild Media Speculation Surrounds The Manhattan DA’s Criminal Grand Jury

There is nothing that the news media likes to do more than to fill hours and hours of air time with wild speculation about things of which they have no knowledge or idea of what is going on. Case in point, the Manhattan DA's criminal grand jury investigation into Donald Trump. Grand juries, by design, are secret. The media is not in the court room as prosecutors present evidence and witnesses to the grand jury. The Manhattan DA's office

By |March 30th, 2023|Courts & Law, National Politics|3 Comments

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