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Hear that? There it is again. It sounds like beat-up Ford trucks on dirt roads and boys in overalls going fishing. It sounds like front-porch stories and sticky Mississippi summers. It sounds like wistful if-onlys and lovely lullabies and bluegrass jigs. Oops, I must have left my latest Amos Lee album playing.
“Why do some people think that human rights and civil rights are the same thing? Everyone has human rights, just by being human. Civil rights are the rights of a person who has legal citizenship to a specific country. If you are not a citizen, then you do not have the privileges of these civil rights. Civil rights activists should be backing the rights of citizens not the illegal immigrants, who have only human rights.”
Those with a passion for genealogy research or others who are novices but want to trace their family roots, will find a wealth of helpful tips and tools at the second annual Mesa AZ Family History Conference on Oct. 26.
Helicopter parents are talked about often these days, but many an overzealous mother or father, who fail to realize that they are often not helping their children but are living vicariously through them, are hardly the products of the current generation.
When your college-student son or daughter lives somewhere other than your own roof, you certainly have every reason to expect that where he or she lives is a safe and stable place.
What educational goals are exactly being met by holding “Redneck Day” at a high school are uncertain.
The last half of July in the Sonoran Desert is no time to allow people to be in a position to be sickened by our intense summer heat.
You’ll want to find and sign one of those petitions against Arizona’s implementation of Obamacare. You’ll be glad you did. A fragile economic recovery here in the East Valley is now in jeopardy with the recent passage of the law.
I have to admit that this column is going to have few readers. For one thing, here is the only mention it will have of the name Jodi Arias. That’s it. Sorry.
If you’ve ever wondered if people will ever learn to stop texting while driving, the answer is, yes, they will, but sadly it’s going to take some time. And it won’t be a law specifically against it that will ensure cooperation, but rather something that’s sometimes more powerful: social acceptance.
“Hey, Mesa! How about not ripping up Broadway until you’re finished with Southern? But no, that would make sense!”
As it gains more and more attention on the regional, national and international stages, Mesa Arts Center is fast becoming mecca for artists from all over.
“A group of parents in petitioning Mesa Schools to give teachers a raise. The average teaching salary in MPS is $54,398. If teachers can’t figure out how to live on a salary that is nearly double the average salary for the general population of Mesa, how are they smart enough to teach children?”
It’s very rare that I’m motivated to write a follow up column, but the dangers generated by alcohol’s sacred position in our society demands more attention. Nothing is better to use as comparison than the uproar about the private ownership of guns and the dangers of both.
Terry Bradshaw made a quote just before playing the Dallas Cowboys for the Super Bowl. Hollywood Henderson, of the Dallas Cowboys said, “Bradshaw couldn’t spell CAT if you spotted him the C and the T.” Bradshaw just laughed and said prophetically, ”who said you have to be a PHD to be a winning quarterback?”
WASHINGTON — Arizona earned a D in a national report Wednesday that graded states on their families’ financial security in five broad categories.
“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? She asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don’t know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn’t matter.”
“Seriously, some people need to get a life. The main news stories on national television have been about Te’o’s girlfriend saga and whether or not Beyonce lip synced at the inauguration. Please find something more news worthy to report about!”
A 2008 Sen. Obama quote: “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child.”
We have all seen those strings of legal words in commercials set in type too small to read, even if you push the pause button and affix your eyeball directly to the TV screen.
“I love the Vent. It lets me believe that there are Americans out there with a brain.”
Ex-Tempe City Council member Ben Arredondo is nothing more than a crooked politician who took advantage of his position of power for personal gain.
Students and faculty at Arizona State University are hoping to invent not only the technology of the future, but also the narrative that accompanies those advances.
“Romney’s quote: ‘47 percent will vote for Obama’ because of entitlements, is right on. That’s why this country keeps getting deeper in debt. Democrats encourage a welfare-state by giving what they don’t have for votes. The Republicans encourage citizens to work for their benefits and self-respect. That’s what makes a society great.”
On The Job Most of us hate change. As much as we would like to think that we are adventurous, fun loving, risk taking individuals, when it comes down to it, change may be a bit harder to swallow than we initially think.