November 22, 2013 |
Your browser does not support iframes. They're huffing and puffing over in Arizona again. They must like to do that in the desert. Guess there's nothing much else to but sweat. The Diamondbacks must really, really want a rivalry with the Dodgers. Must be good box office. Last time we saw the Diamondbacks, they had their panties in snit because several of the Dodgers celebrated capturing the National League West in Phoenix by jumping into the swimming pool at Chase Field.
November 3, 2013 |
Truth is overrated. Most of the time, it's boring. "The wind blew. " So what? "It blew so hard I saw a chicken lay the same egg twice. " Really? Sometimes telling the truth is necessary, but most of the time the plain truth is just that: plain. It is better to lie. I was reminded of this the other day when I came upon an obituary, published nearly two years ago, for someone I admired. His name was Jim Cook. He worked at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, where I landed my first newspaper job. Jim was a gentlemanly, painstaking reporter who wrote with the grace of a slumming angel.
October 2, 2013 |
For years to come, Sheriff Joe Arpaio can expect to have a federal judge looking over his shoulder, watching almost his every move and those of his deputies. A federal judge Wednesday approved a plan to place an independent monitor inside the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office to ensure the department is not racial profiling. Maricopa County deputies - once described by a Justice Department expert as conducting "the most egregious racial profiling in the United States" - will have every traffic stop monitored statistically and with video cameras, with strict orders to ignore suspects' race.
September 24, 2013 |
Rashad Johnson has a really cool football wound to show off. And the Arizona Cardinals safety did just that Monday night, tweeting out photos of the left middle finger that is now missing the top portion after an injury that occurred during Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. #thefinger Blessed to be able to still go out and do what I love this season. #thankful #trulyblessed #birdgang pic.twitter.com/Z9WYq5TUz1 - Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49)
September 20, 2013 |
I would like to begin by informing you I voted for Sen. John McCain in 2008, but we've had these discussions about honesty before. Still, I've always had a soft spot for the old coot, but the man who brought us Sarah Palin now may have finally gone too far. Linking to a provincial post in the Arizona Republic with the headline “The Dodgers are idiots,” the good senator has taken time out from dressing down Vladimir Putin and trying...
September 19, 2013 |
Every party has a pooper, that's why we invited you, party pooper, party pooper … Ah, some of the Diamondbacks were upset that half the Dodgers' team came back onto the field after clinching the National League West championship and jumped in their outfield pool? And isn't that just too bad? “They clinched the division this year so if that's how they're going to act and be classless, that's their clubhouse,” said Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist. Yes, the Dodgers violated that age-old unwritten baseball rule: Never pee the other team's pool.