So, some of the media-types poked fun at Senator John McCain yesterday for comparing the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya to the bin Laden raid.As for the bigger picture, some people have started asking -- especially after McCain's proposal of a White House "coverup" of the attack app ... More >>
It's been a while since Senator John McCain has talked about a White House "coverup" of details in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya -- although his spokesman wouldn't tell us if he's given up on that theory -- but McCain still has complaints.One of these new complaints has been de ... More >>
The quickly expanding lineup of McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2013 has added two more big names to the roster: The Shins and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes. The 2013 installment of the festival is looking to have the most impressive lineup in MMMF history, as The Shins and Sharpe join Th ... More >>
Maria VassettMegadeth, Godsmack, and Disturbed at Rockstar Mayhem Festival Friday, July 15, 2011 The Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion"You guys are fucking amazing, Phoenix!"This was the first thing I heard as I approached the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion for the Rockstar Mayhe ... More >>
Crusher Sound System and Mr. Meeble Last Night at The Sail Inn You know, the old substance over style debate can get a little old. Isn't it possible to have both? It sure seemed like it watching Mr. Meeble on the outdoor stage at Next Fest at Sail Inn last night. The band was premiering its n ... More >>
Where does America go from here, Karl? Hey, maybe we could invade some Middle-Eastern country unnecessarily and kill a bunch of people. Oh, snap, we already did that.The first thing that sprang to mind when I got the above flier in my e-mail in-box announcing that "Bush's Brain" Karl Rove will be sp ... More >>
Suns Dancers Auditions With Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts So you think you can dance (for the Phoenix Suns, that is)? About 200 women from around the Valley thought so when they showed up at the US Airways Center in Phoenix on Saturday morning to audition for the 2009-2010 Suns Dancers squad. ... More >>
Jessica TestaToby Keith on stage at Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix.It's a shame Toby Keith will always be The Angry American. In mainstream consciousness, the Oklahoma-born country singer is a Bush-loving neocon who's always ready to put his boot in Osama bin Laden's ass, thereby making his ... More >>
C'mon, Jesse, rock the boa, for old times' sake... Do the reporters who pen the Political Insider column for the Arizona Republic know how to use Google? Does their editor? I wonder this after reading this Sunday's edition of the Insider. The column talks up the fact that the former governor of Mi ... More >>
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Sterling Hayden as Col. Jack Ripper: "Now, Ms. Heller, let's discuss the effects of fluoride on our precious bodily fluids." As promised, here's a rundown of the last stand at Waco, aka, my Sunday afternoon and eve with the 9/11 deniers. I have to say my second dip into this paranoid pool wa ... More >>
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