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McClintock (6-3-1) scored three runs in the 10th inning to beat Maricopa. Junior shortstop Mary Mentz's double scored senior center fielder Karina Hidalgo with the the go-ahead run, and senior pitcher Shealynn Zimnick followed one out later with a two-run single, scoring Andi Blodgett and Mentz with insurance runs. It was McClintock's third victory this season coming in its final at-bat, having previously topped El Paso Franklin and Bushland, Texas, in the Fox Country Girls Fast Pitch Tournament in El Paso. McClintock also put up two runs in the seventh inning Tuesday to rally from a 2-1 deficit, but surrendered the tying run in the bottom of the inning, sending the game to extra innings. Mentz led McClintock, going 4 for 5 with two doubles and a triple, while Zimnick was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. She also improved her record in the circle to 5-2, striking out eight. Maricopa got two hits apiece from Madison Byrd, Madison Moncel and Vickie Andrade while playing stellar defense.
“It’s that time of year when politicians everywhere live on a food stamp budget for a week and then whine and moan about how hard it was. Guess what? I am not on food stamps, but my family has less than that to spend on food. We eat healthy and do just fine. $29-$47 a week per person for food would be a luxury.”
“Thinking of buying trip cancellation insurance next time you book an airline flight? DON’T BOTHER! Save your money! They have no intention of honoring their side of the deal.”
Does “GOP” now stand for the “Grand Old Peace” party? You’d think so if you listen to many Republican conservative talkers, pundits, and nervous politicians holding their fingers up to the wind, then holding up a certain finger to the White House.
“It seems there are a lot of people in this world who don’t know where they came from, who they are, or where they are going. Otherwise, they wouldn’t do a lot of the bad things they are doing.”
How could the Obama administration even considered for one minute arming the Syrian rebels?
It's tempting to think that if we just elect the right people next week, the clouds will part, the sun will break through and everything will be fine again. But it's not that simple. Whoever is president the next four years will face daunting problems. We've dug some big holes for ourselves.
“The University of Minnesota has approved co-ed bathrooms. This means the pick up line ‘do you come here often?’ will never die.”
“Apparently political corruption in Arizona is truly a bipartisan thing. In Arizona, the words politician and corrupt are synonymous.”
“In (Wednesday’s) paper was a short piece about proposing to ‘expand work visas for top foreign talent.’ Meanwhile, we have American engineers and nurses working in fast food joints. Why? Because as children they were brought here by parents who are illegal immigrants. Though as American as the rest of us they aren’t allowed to use their skills to benefit our country. It’s time for the Dream Act in some form.”
“When Vladimir Putin learned about our Republicans legislating voter fraud laws in numerous states it brought a tear to his eye, because he didn’t think of it first. His idea was to stuff the ballot box. In the 21st century U-S-of-A, you unstuff the opposition’s ballot box with sleazy legislation.”
“Mitt Romney isn’t a flip-flopper just because half the time he doesn’t mean what he says and the other half he doesn’t say what he means. If he becomes president, Sean Hannity from Fox News could become whitehouse translator for occasions like the State of the Union Address.”
“If Romney’s poll numbers get better and Obama’s get worse, I keep thinking about what the Dems are going to have to do to win this election. I don’t know what they will use as an excuse, but I can see Joe Biden not being on the ticket with Obama. I can see Hillary Clinton taking his place. Call me crazy, but I believe that this administration will do whatever it takes to win.”
“Will Congress wrap up the investigation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) involvement in the ‘Fast and Furious’ gun-walking scandal and cover-up before the November elections? Let’s hope so.”
“I picked up my free EVTRIB this morning and noticed a very odd scent coming from the paper, something like dog poop covered in vomit. Low and behold I open the paper right to Jon Beydler’s so-called column and found the source of the stench. It’s a darn shame you let someone with the writing proficiency of a 6-year-old grace your publication.”
“Obama is Forrest Gump. He was there when Roosevelt established Social Security, he was there when Kennedy established the Peace Corps, he was there when Carter established the Department of Energy. He was part of it all. What a loser.”
Barack Obama’s open-mic comments to Russian President Medvedev gave us a terrifying insight into the true mindset of our president.
MAKHACHKALA, Russia -- A Chechen militant claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks on the Moscow subway in an Internet message posted Wednesday, hours after two more suicide bombers struck southern Russia in brazen defiance of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
MOSCOW — Russia publicly pushed back Tuesday against U.S. efforts to threaten tough new sanctions if Iran fails to prove its nuclear program is peaceful, dealing an apparent setback to President Barack Obama's hopes for Moscow's backing for fresh penalties against Tehran.
The Nobel Foundation likely gave President Barack Obama its Peace Prize as an incentive to him — and the United States in general — to stay involved in international affairs, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Monday.
Arthur Cyr: President Barack Obama deserves commendation for making the right call concerning deployment of anti-missile weapons in Europe. Instant criticism of the decision as weakness and appeasement of Iran and Russia is predictable but without merit.
Taylor Jones: It’s hard to “clear, hold and build” piles of rubble punctuated by poppy fields. Why re-enact the Charge of the Light Brigade?
DAVOS, Switzerland - Don't put off action on global warming just because times are lean - that's the message Al Gore, world environmental leaders and U.S. executives sent Friday to President Barack Obama.
DAVOS, Switzerland - The Chinese and Russian prime ministers have obliquely criticized the United States for the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, citing the blinding drive for profit in the opening session of the World Economic Forum.
PISAREVKA, Russia - Russian natural gas finally flowed into Europe once again Tuesday, after Moscow and Kiev pulled back from an energy war that drastically reduced supplies to many nations for two tough winter weeks.
MOSCOW - Hopes that Russia would get natural gas flowing again to shivering Europeans vanished like a winter's breath Tuesday when Moscow turned on the taps, then alleged hours later that Ukraine was blocking the shipments.
MOSCOW - Russia's state gas monopoly said it would cut off all natural gas supplies to Ukraine early Thursday after the two sides failed to agree on how much Ukraine would pay in 2009.
MOSCOW - An accident aboard a nuclear-powered Russian navy submarine doing a test run in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday killed more than 20 people, the navy said.
President Bush has proposed sending $1 billion in economic and humanitarian aid to Georgia to help that small country on Russia's border rebuild after its disastrous war with Russia last month. Bush's gesture indicates a certain amount of bravado and a commendable fellow feeling for a country his administration has encouraged. But it doesn't suggest that he has learned anything from the embarrassment to the U.S. that conflict represented.
MOSCOW - Russia's president said Sunday his country will give military aid to the two separatist regions at the center of the war with Georgia - signaling Moscow has no intention of backing down in the face of Western pressure.
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TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia severed diplomatic ties with Moscow on Friday to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory. Russia said the move would only make things worse.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks during an interview with Germany's ARD television in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia will not be isolated over its conduct in Georgia. The Russian prime minister is also warning Europe not to the bidding of the United States