If Arizona's anti-immigrant law wasn't enough to tarnish the state's reputation, the state's "religious freedom" bill is already causing plenty of damage.Despite a huge outpouring of opposition toward the bill from Arizona residents, business groups, and even Republican lawmakers not in the state Le ... More >>
It seems nearly impossible to keep the state of Arizona off of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, but, for once, an Arizona-based segment isn't due to the actions of the state's elected officials.This time, Stewart gave his analysis of the Jodi Arias trial, specifically, the over-dram ... More >>
Republican Representative John Kavanagh's newest effort to regulate toilet usage in Arizona, by proposing that businesses can dictate which bathroom transgender people can use, cleared its first hurdle at the Legislature on Wednesday.With that, the scores of people who spent nearly two hours testify ... More >>
As a deejay, Austin Head knows how to work a crowd. It takes finesse, and it takes being in touch. Those skills are coming in handy for the entertainer/LGBT advocate: He recently announced that he is running for a seat on Phoenix's District 4 city council. It's a very different gig than providing m ... More >>
A state Supreme Court Judge upended New York City's ban on some high-capacity sodas which was set to go into effect this Tuesday. Mayor Bloomberg, who championed the ban on some sodas over 16 ounces in size, was less than pleased and said that the judge had erred in his ruling. He also said that he ... More >>
The joke's on Arizona so much that we had to separate the state's best appearances on Comedy Central "news" shows into two lists.Last week, we brought you some of the best Arizona-themed segments from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Now, we've gone through the Colbert Report's archives, to bring yo ... More >>
"You play golf?" we ask 69-year-old John van Steinburg, as we roll past the entrance to Anthem's country club, riding in a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office patrol car.He doesn't, but since Sheriff Joe Arpaio's PR staff let us hop in the car with Steinburg -- one of Arpaio's posse members now on arme ... More >>
In a move that wasn't exactly unexpected, President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry for the secretary of state post to replace Hillary Clinton.That reminds us of the moment earlier this month when Senator John McCain -- who essentially forced out Obama's original pick for the spot, U.N. Ambassado ... More >>
The media's been hot for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's head over allegations that during the 2010 campaign he was improperly involved in supporter-turned-staffer Kathleen Winn's independent expenditure committee Business Leaders for Arizona. See also: -Tom Horne's Alleged Hit-and-Run at an ... More >>
Sinema's statement on Iran starts 2:48 in, her comments on health care at around 6:03The flap over center-left talking head Hilary Rosen and her perceived insult of Mitt Romney's wife Ann offers a perfect example of how mere verbal flubs can offer ammunition to right-wingers in the highly-charged pa ... More >>
Representatives of the "meth lab of democracy" are apparently comedy gold for The Daily Show, as U.S. Senator John McCain was featured in one of the show's segments earlier this week.McCain's appearance was actually in the same episode as Michael Hicks, a Tucson Unified School District governing boa ... More >>
TwitterNo hash pipe for McCain, but his stupidity has scored him his own hashtagGuess I've heard the last from U.S. Senator John McCain's haughty, over-paid flack Brooke Buchanan.Yesterday, in the midst of a PR meltdown that's turned McCain (once again) into a political laughingstock, his office iss ... More >>
Some of what Sanchez said that sunk his dinghyCNN's firing of Rick Sanchez over some controversial comments made on a satellite radio show is asinine, short-sighted and hypocritical in the extreme.Yeah, he called The Daily Show's Jon Stewart a "bigot," but then he withdrew the comment later during t ... More >>
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A spell badly cast
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Silver City plants a shrub where it wants to dig up a Bush
It's Not Funny (Sub Pop)
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The left, turning right, was plain wrong
to attack pop culture
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