Mike McClellan is a Gilbert resident and former English teacher
at Dobson High School in Mesa.
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"We're more afraid, less secure, more suspicious, less confident. And more prone to blame each other for the messes we're in."
In other words, "Mission Accomplished" for the Islamofascists.
"Most of us are not the extremists we see who dominate political and media discourse."
Almost 80% of the American population believes an invisible man in the sky created the world 6,000 years ago...I call that pretty extreme (and ignorant).
Well said, Mike. Voter turnout in 2010 was less than 40% of those eligible to vote. That means that fewer than 20% of those eligible to vote decided the election that leaves us in our current, well . . . . ?
I think Arizona does surprisingly well considering that we sometimes show up with a 50% voter turnout rate. Still, Arizona is a rather unsophisticated state with few, if any monuments to great political leaders to adorn our public spaces. We like bronze horses and cows, there are a few buffalo grazing near Overgaard. Oh yes, there is that monument to a guy ‘Standing on the Corner in Winslow Arizona.’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_It_EasyHave a good day.
Mike, Are you saying that the silent majority should wake up and vote. Hmm, I thought that happened in 2010 when the Tea Party movement did a lot of the voting candidates in and out.
Hopefully the Taxed Enough Already silent majority will vote again in 2012.
I forgot entirely that we have streets named after presidents in Phoenix. I inadvertently came upon an old article that reminded me of such. The article read, in part, “Central Avenue is as advertised: a lustrous north-south axis, gleaming with hotels, high-rise apartments, restaurants, offices and spiffy stores. The east-west axis is a triad of thoroughfares named after the three great presidents; Washington, Jefferson and Van Buren.The Presidents are on the tacky side, lined with warehouses, motels and adult bookstores.” (Daniel Ben-Horin) Funny thing, I never thought of Van Buren as a great president.
(read the article here: http://books.google.com/books?id=s-YDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=Mother+Jones+logo&source=bl&ots=KWd2UskvPt&sig=Vothyd3XH-973UcxAe2V3Vjf4Mg&hl=en&ei=yW1yTqK3KuzWiAKo48GgCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=15&sqi=2&ved=0CHEQ6AEwDg#v=onepage&q=Mother%20Jones%20logo&f=false)
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