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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013 10:37 am | Updated: 7:23 pm, Fri Mar 29, 2013.

“Just spent the day doing my federal and state tax returns. The good news is I don’t owe anything. The bad news is that, for the first time in 40 years, I didn’t earn enough to owe any income tax.”

“So there are no conservative hate mongers huh? Maybe so, except for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and Glenn Beck, and right here in our lovely Valley of the Sun, Gov. Jan Brewer, Russell Pearce, Joe Arpaio.”

“Is Mark Kelly hiding something that should disqualify him from buying a gun?”

“The very fact that our duly elected officials in government keep telling us just how hard the ‘sequester’ is going to be on all of us is all the reason I need to believe that it isn’t going to change things all that much.”

“Do you think our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves right now?”

“The White House said that government employees will have their hours reduced by 20 percent, working only four days a week. The good news about this reduction in hours is that the productivity should not be affected. They can still get the same amount of paper-shuffling done. As a coworker once said while we were discussing productivity during a period of overtime work, ‘I find that if I pace myself, I can get just as much done in 10 hours as in 8 hours.’”

“If you eliminate all the murders committed by assault weapons, the murder rate would drop about 1-2 percent, but the law proposed in the U.S. Senate won’t even have that much effect. The really funny thing is there are statistics to back up my argument. We had 10 years of an assault rifle ban and according to FBI statistics, the affect was not measurable. You would save more lives by re-instituting prohibition to get drunks off the road.”

“In view of the recall attempt on Joe Arpaio by the lovers of illegal aliens who hate democracy and refuse to accept the results of any election that doesn’t go their way, why hasn’t any Arizona legislator introduced legislation to prevent a recall of an elected official within one year of the last time he was elected unless he has been found guilty by a court of a felony, not the court of opinions on one side of an issue?”

“Cities don’t need new laws to collect additional revenue. All they need to do is enforce existing laws. Jaywalking, bike riding against traffic or on the sidewalk, parking on the street with car facing the wrong direction, etc. The biggest money-maker would be handicapped parking enforcement, cars without placards being ticketed, ID-matching to people in the car and the placard number and ticketing motorcycles in the van-loading stripes. Those are some big fines just waiting to be collected.”

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