Lawrence Downes

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    New York Times Criticizes Salvador Reza's False Arrest

    Reza's false arrest: Not big enough for the Republic?Though the false collar of Phoenix's best known civil rights leader by a goon squad of sheriff's deputies has rated only begrudging coverage in the Arizona Republic, the New York Times evidently thinks the incident significant enough to condemn.In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    "The Ballad of Joe Arpaio" Hits the Blogosphere

    A buddy just sent us a link to this cool little story in the New York Times.  Seems that a factory worker from Long Island named Saul Linares recently penned a little corrido -- those wonderful Latino folk ditties about love, murder, and about everything between. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    Lefty Linda Valdez disappoints; plus, wing-nut Robert Robb's neo-Nazi fans!

    Tired ol' lefty Linda Valdez of the Repugly disappoints today in her "quick hit" against Salvador Reza and the protests at Pruitt's. I guess she got the top-down memo telling all of the Repugly's writers that they have to tow the line on the Pruitt's matter. Does Pruitt's advertise with the Repugnan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    New York Times article and slideshow on Pruitt's clash in Phoenix.

    I'm on deadline today, so I barely have time to breathe, but here are a couple of things I felt I should point you to re: everyone's favorite topic: illegal immigration. First off, check this opinion piece and slideshow about the standoff at Pruitt's by New York Times editor Lawrence Downes, titled ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Kentucky-Fried Joe

    The comedic kestrel makes the Joe Show in Sun City West, shares a few Joe jokes of his own, and grills state Representative Russell Pearce about his links to white supremacists