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I am reminded of the old saying: The difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats want to spend more than they collect, while Republicans want to collect less than they spend. 🙄
FYI - AZ is truly a state of transplants. Of our 24 Governors since statehood in 1912, only 5 were born in either the Territory or State of Arizona.
Another interesting fact for today: None of Arizona’s top elected positions will be held by a Baby Boomer. Tom Horne is close, but was born in 1945. Gov Hobbs born in 1969, and the others in the 70’s.
Arizona’s elected officials take office today. A bit of trivia: If my research is correct, this is the first time in AZ history the top 3 state offices(Gov, AG, SofS) will be held by AZ natives In fact, of the 6 state offices, only Tom Horne is not a native of AZ).
Herb Kelleher is looking down from heaven, probably with a Wild Turkey in his hand, and crying. 😢
I’m confused: Lots of photos of unclaimed baggage on an airport turnstile from SWA flights. So, how did the bags get there if flights cancelled and no passengers arrived? 🤔
For those outside of AZ, last night was a snippet of my lifelong trials as a Phoenix sports fan: in a matter of minutes, both the Cardinals and Suns gave up late 4th qtr leads to lose in overtime, taking us fans on another emotional roller coaster! 😔
Just imagine the 2024 AZ Senate race with Progressive Ruben Gallego on the Dem side, a MAGA Republican, and Kyrsten Sinema. What a ride it will be! Hand me some popcorn! ☺️
Arizona GOP created and perfected Early Voting as a machine for maxing Rep voter turnout. Won tons of elections with that strategy. They’ve now destroyed that advantage with unproven claims of fraud. One of the dumbest political moves ever! 🙄
With Pres Biden visiting TSMC plant tomorrow, a reminder that this project doesn’t happen w/o Prop 400 funded Loop 303 and I-17 improvements. And that @DougDucey vetoed bill allowing Prop 400 extension. 😔
I severely sprained my ankle six months ago and it’s really sore today. I’m convinced that it’s all because of mail-in ballots!! 😳
What the whiners and screamers, mostly Republican, don’t tell you is that every step of voting process has Rep and Dem observers involved. Watching. Participating. But let’s keep the fraud lie going. 🙄
I feel so lonely now that the 50+ political texts I was receiving each day have stopped. The phone is silent! 😔
Depositing my ballot in the same secure drop box I’ve used for years. Never had a problem. Looking forward to confirmation from Maricopa Cty elections dept in a couple of days!
I have yet to hear a convincing argument for why student loan debt should be wiped out, or even reduced. Not a single one. I guess we are all suckers. 🙄
Serious question for my LE and crim def atty friends: I thought police followed details of search warrants and collected only items covered by warrant. Why, then would trained FBI agents grab passports, which have nothing to do with warrant? And, what else did they take?
I’m sitting’ in a padded chair on the back patio. There’s a steady rain that sounds and smells wonderful. It’s a cool 74 degrees. In July. In Mesa AZ. And it’s real! I’m not dreaming! ☺️
Stalwarts of conservatism who are RINO’s in today’s AZ GOP: Ronald Reagan Barry Goldwater John McCain (a given) John Rhodes Stan Turley Jake Flake Paul Fannin And basically any other Republican who built the party in AZ. Oh yeah….and me! Proud to be part of such a group!
I am honored to announce the endorsement of former Vice President @Mike_Pence. He has been a warrior for the sanctity of Life; limited government; law & order; opportunity for all; & the knowledge that our freedoms are granted by God. I’m proud to have him on my team. #AZgov
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When heavy rain hits your window and the landscape lights outside project this creepy image on your ceiling! 😯l
Much of the allure of college sports for fans are the conference and regional rivalries built through years of familiarity. It will be interesting to see if these “super conferences” with 20+ members will dilute the product and lessen fan engagement. 🤔
Gotta give some kudos to AZ Leg: Don’t know all the details, but approved state budget uses chunks of surplus to increase funding for both roads and Ed! Well done!
Just finished 4K mile road trip across 7 states and Alberta. Great time, but was shocked at how bad AZ roads are compared to others. By far, we are worst. It’s embarrassing! Every AZ road I drove needs serious repairs. AZ Leg has underfunded ADOT for years. Spend the surplus!
Top Gun Maverick on an IMAX screen. A total rush! And a whole lotta fun! Don’t watch it at home. See it in a big screen! ☺️
Happy to see Remy Martin play such a key role in Kansas win after giving us ASU fans so much to cheer about during his time in Tempe. 👏👏
Congratulations to Mesa's own @TroyKotsur on winning the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the film CODA. What an incredible accomplishment. Can't wait to see what you do next! @CITYOFMESA #InspireMesa #Oscars twitter.com/TheAcademy/sta…
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Poll: The worst way to decide OT winners: 1. NFL a team can lose w/o ever touching ball; or, 2. Stupid 1-on-1 short range Penalty Kicks in soccer?
Questions for Buffalo: 1. With 13 seconds, how do you NOT squib the kickoff and take time off clock? 2. How do you NOT check Kelse at the line and let him run free up the field to set up FG?
Random thought after turning off Cards game:If AZ Leg eliminates early mail voting, I’d bet the 80% of voters who love and use mail ballots will revolt, the bill will be referendummed (new verb) and will go down to defeat, ironically with 80% of votes cast by mail.
Now this is funny! In a sort of warped way, but still funny! twitter.com/BlueTeamSherpa…
Fun to see good things happening in DT Mesa. Not a surprise, especially with light rail opening 6 years ago. twitter.com/MesaEconDev/st…
I’m not sure exactly what Heaven will be like, but I gotta believe it will include helpings of Elote en Vaso from ⁦@tacoschiwasphx⁩ in DT ⁦mesa AZ!
Checking out progress on the Northwest Light Rail Extension in Phoenix. This is the future station at the former Metrocenter Mall. Very exciting! #ValleyMetro #NWEII
Casey Kasim introduced one song by saying “If you’ve watched this man work, you know he’ll be around for a long, long time…….here’s Jim Croce…” Jim died in a plane crash almost a year later to the day. 😳
Each Saturday, I get my 70’s nostalgia fix listening to replays of AT40 on #SiriusXM. Today, the top 40 was from the week of Sep 16, 1972. As I was listening, I heard something sort of eerie.
I have informed the Valley Metro Boards that after 5 1/2 years as CEO, I'll be retiring in the next year. It's been a wonderfully crazy ride, but it's a good time to move on to the next adventure....whatever that might be.
Yeah…..it gets hot in AZ when you park on a concrete slab for awhile! 😳C
I knew it was too good to be true! The Phx Suns playoff curse lives! Ced Ceballos, Danny Manning, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw…..and now Chris Paul! All critical knocked out via injury, etc during playoff run. It’s tough being a Suns fan! 😞
For me, it was never a question of if, but when Downtown Mesa would experience a Renaissance. It’s fun watching the progress! Downtown Mesa Is on the Cusp of a Second Golden Age phoenixnewtimes.com/news/mesa-down… via @phoenixnewtimes
The great real estate reset: Rethinking how and what we build brook.gs/2YC2fOL via @BrookingsInst. Looking forward to participating on this Brookings panel tomorrow at noon MST.
I know this sounds weird, but thank you Dave Koz, Jonathan Butler and Friends for bringing some wonderful Christmas spirit to this challenging year through your live streamed concert! @DaveKozMusic
Now the reason we're all here - recognizing our #CleanAirChampions! MC @SeanOnTV starts the awards 🏆 presentation.h
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With this in mind, I’d like to recognize and celebrate the men and women in our transit operations who have shown up from day one of the crisis at great personal risk to provide uninterrupted bus, rail and paratransit services to the community. You are all heroes in my mind.
There’s a whole lot of debate about schools and other govt services should be open, and who should and who shouldn’t be putting themselves at risk working during this COVID crisis.
Freight train derailment and fire over Salt River in Tempe, AZ. We have light rail bridge adjacent that so far has not been damaged, but service is suspended. Thank heavens no injuries.
Last week we celebrated the activation of 3500 new solar canopies at our Mesa Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility! These panels will save on energy and fuel costs- another step towards creating a more #sustainable system for generations to come.
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Thank you @realDonaldTrump for your support of this important project. We are proud to partner with @USDOT @FTA_DOT and key local stakeholders to improve mobility for workers, students and patients! twitter.com/realDonaldTrum…
Great news! Thank you @realDonaldTrump and to @USDOT Sec Chao and @FTA_DOT Actg Admin Williams and their staff for helping to make this happen! twitter.com/realDonaldTrum…
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