jEFFSTANA on November 15th, 2010

In the 12 November 2010 Glendale Republic, Scott Bungaard (R-Peoria) shills for the anti-casino crowd, largely on the back of arguments shot down in 2002 when voters passed Proposition 202, known as the “Indian Gaming Preservation and Self-Reliance Act” (IGPSRA). Ironically, Scotty argues that voters wanted just the opposite, claiming Prop 202 mostly sought to […]

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jEFFSTANA on August 18th, 2010

It’s easy to fault right-wing blowhards as they expound on any number of knee-jerk propositions. Criticizing polemic closer to the stone is a more nuanced effort. I often follow David Safier — an Arizona local — at his site: Blog for Arizona. Another noted blogger posting on the same site goes by the nom de […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 20th, 2010

Driving about metro Phoenix, AZ this spring, I noticed a great crop of political posters sprouting up amidst the urban jungle. Privately I tabulated and categorized the most prevalent signs and additionally noted the staged backdrop to these human-planted advertisements. One of the more popular political sign posts, hawked the wares of the old maverick […]

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jEFFSTANA on April 12th, 2010

Another little something wafting through the blog-o-sphere like influenza at a daycare center. This gem shines forth like a ruby in the muck. It’s the story of a poor black woman growing up and making good. And now that success smiles on her life, she chooses to disassociate herself from the riff-raft of her youth. […]

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jEFFSTANA on August 28th, 2009

A headline in the local rag by AP writer Stephen Ohlemacher on Aug. 23, 2009: “Millions face shrinking Social Security payments”. Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Of course, a bit of digging, a bit of figuring — why simply reading the article in its entirety — shrinks this catastrophe from biblical proportions, down to a ho-hum […]

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