Down at the Arroyo Cafe, Romero was telling his friends about his grandfather. The old man had been a farmworker in California in the ’60s and he had met César Chávez.
What can the U.S. do about a nuclear armed Russia invading Ukraine? Plenty. Here are a number of steps members of the world community have taken already.
When Arizona’s discrimination bill, SB 1062, was making international headlines, state Sen. Al Melvin appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360” to speak on behalf of persecuted bakers everywhere. Then Cooper invited him back.
Praising Brewer for vetoing Arizona's Anti-Gay bill is like giving me a pat on the back for saying “No, thanks, I think I’ll pass on the puke-in-paper-bag sandwich," to the crazy homeless guy.
A nation in central Africa just made it a crime to be gay. Uganda is now known as "the Arizona of Africa". We're a punchline, again.
Bravo to State Senator Al Melvin, the pride of Saddlebrook, for his impressive appearance on CNN opposite Anderson Cooper. Anderson Cooper was trying to set up the wily proponent of the anti-gay bill but our cagey Melvin outsmarted him. "I won’t stand for it, sir.”
On February 12th of this year President Obama, by Executive Order, designated a midtown pothole a national monument. His secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, toured the proposed area in December and found the pothole to be," a remarkable national treasure rivaling Oregon's Crater Lake in…
A law that lets business owners cite their religious belief as grounds to refuse service to gays is now on Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk. The law is the brainchild of state Sen. Steve Yarbrough, a Chandler Republican.
From the Office of Arizona State Senator Al Melvin:
Where is it? Where is the The Pit, The Crater, Satan’s Subway Entrance? Where is Tucson Asphalt Black Hole?
‘Reservation for two?” I nodded. As our perky hostess led us to our table I whispered in my Valentine’s ear. “Who would have thought we’d make it to 2031?”
A National Forest Service production, "Rambo" is a 2014 action epic directed by Ewe Grant, co-written by and starring Ram Rackbottom as "Rambo" a troubled and misunderstood Bighorn Sheep who sets out to avenge the deaths of his fellow bighorns at the hands of Mountain Lions. Despite initial …
When’s the next time you’ll be lucky enough to see a jaguar at Rosemont? When a visiting Canadian investor hops out of one.
When the Canadians are done scraping the Santa Ritas clean we’ll be left with a mile wide hole with a dead lake at the bottom. Our very own Lake Wobegon. No field surgeons ever had to see a wound that grotesque. Dear Joni Mitchell: They didn't pave paradise. They carved it out. And don't it …
Sean Hannity is leaving New York. We know this because the Fox News host put his underground bunker on the market.
When I was ten-years old I dug a hole to China in our backyard. I never made it to the other side of the world directly below me. By sunset, standing in a pit up to my shoulders I knew what I had to do. I wouldn't have dreamed of leaving behind an empty crater with a mud lake at the bottom. …
The stone ’n’ bone peddlers from out of town needed an experienced gumshoe with moxie, and I was their man. Sure, ruby heists and sapphire thieves were on their mind, but nothing made the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show organizers sweat diamonds like bad wordplay. Puns were the worst.
Obit cartoons are generally the easiest; in this case I must defer to words. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, a great talent was the victim of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, acting in an inexplicable slow-motion suicide, a familiar Shakespearean tragedy that too often befalls the uncommon artist. His Capo…
Governor Christie says the official who claims he knew about the manufactured traffic jam, "better not be a commuter and he better not come to school tomorrow if he knows what’s good for him."
‘Hi. I’m Dave. And I’m a postaholic.” I scanned the small crowd in the drab hall. The phone in my hand beeped text alerts.
Unhappy with the Sochi Winter Olympics torch selected by the Olympic Committee, Russian President, King, Czar and Prime Minister Vladmir Putin offered up his personal KGB dungeon torch for the Sochi Winter Olympics to use and display for the upcoming Winter games. "I will also throw in the m…
State of the Union: a Haiku
Nothing has changed. Same flag. Same room. Same neolithic nattering nabobs of nimrod negativism.
Middle East peace is at hand. As he exited the Syrian peace talks in Geneva, Secretary Kerry announced he had successfully piloted a Hot Tub Time Machine back to 19th century where he halted the drawing of arbitrary borders in the region by European colonial powers. "None of the borders resp…