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The Vent: June 27

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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 3:15 am

"What was Gov. Brewer thinking when she signed off on the fireworks bill? Is there no common sense left in government anymore? Oops, silly me, dirty money out-trumps that."

"So Dennis Kavanaugh and the city of Mesa are finally getting their way by having the signs torn down at Fiesta Village - having used the city's code and legal defenses to do so. All the while, Mesa keeps dragging it's feet on the code enforcement of illegal bandit signs, A-Frames and feather flags that businesses shamelessly use. Can you say double standard?"

"I'm so mad at the Army National Guardsman that I met last Friday at the Bass Pro Shop restaurant. I told his server to put whatever he was drinking on my tab. I went to his table and thanked him for his service to our nation. He later thanked my wife and I for our Vietnam era service. On his way out he stopped and thanked us again as we did him. A short time later our server informed us that he had picked up our check. We were furious. I know service folks make better money than we used to, but not that much. I searched the Pro Shop for him without success. Are our people in uniform the best or what? Sarge, I owe you big time."

"An over-privileged 17-year-old future Canadian Olympic water polo athlete is caught on video trying to light a rag pushed into the gas tank of a Vancouver police car. His parents hire a bigshot lawyer to work out a PR campaign for the kid. If 17-year-old young men and women can join the Canadian army to defend their country, then this 17-year-old rioter can go to jail for trying to destroy his country."

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