Gilman and I get to know some of our fellow Sand Land-ers and reconnect with old pals like Buffalo Rick...
There's nothing more fun on a mild, sunny day in Arizona than getting out and about and talkin' to ordinary folks.
-Jim Carrey, Right on Gun Nuts, Fox News, Emma Stone...
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio thinks it's an honor to be called KKK, remember?
So why is anyone surprised that in 2011 he accepted the Sons of Confederate Veterans' J. Edgar Hoover Law and Order Award, apparently for all that hard work he did in ignoring hundreds of sex crimes cases around the county.
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You'd think a practicing lawyer, former president of the Arizona Board of Regents, and erstwhile GOP gubernatorial candidate would possess a lick of sense. But Tucson attorney John Munger is proof positive that possession of a swell resume is no guarantee of intelligence.Munger is the fella who rece ... More >>
Tony Diaz, dropping some knowledge with the Libro-Traficante caravanArizona's ethnic studies ban has resulted in the eradication of the successful and popular Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District, and a backward edict banning certain supposedly "dangerous" books by ... More >>
Like him or hate him -- and God knows our commenters are divided -- but you can't deny President Obama's ability to speak. His 2012 Campaign Kickoff State of the Union address on Tuesday night was yet another example of the man's public command, but to be honest, we couldn't really concentrate on wh ... More >>
Kirk Adams: not the youngest House speaker in Arizona history.UPDATE: See Adams' response to House Speaker Age-Gate here.Former Arizona House Speaker and current Congressional candidate Kirk Adams issued a press release recently claiming he was "the youngest speaker in Arizona history."The releas ... More >>
Courtesy of the Three Sonorans blog. Now here's a quiz: What do all these people have in common? Just a coincidence, I'm sure...It's the easiest thing in the world to label someone a Marxist, a commie or un-American. You don't need any real evidence. All you need to do is show that someone read the ... More >>
We at Up on the Sun, like Clinton himself, feel your pain. Every year Presidents Day rolls around and you're struggling to plant that cherry tree and buy all the stovepipe hats you can, all so that you can have the best damn Presidents Day party possible. (C'mon, we can't be the only ones.)So to ea ... More >>
The new Republican "neo-Cons," are neo-Confederates, led by Russell Pearce
Having recently returned from spending Christmas in my native North Carolina, an obviously older state than the almost-but-not-yet-100-year-old state of Arizona, I was struck by a sense of history ... More >>
Yuma Mayor Al KriegerAs vehemently as he defended his anti-gay comments last week -- in one case even referencing George Washington and Abraham Lincoln -- we figured it would be only a matter of time before Yuma Mayor Al Krieger broke down and apologized.We were right.
Yuma Mayor Al KriegerYou can add Yuma Mayor Al Krieger to the long list of Arizona politicians intent on embarassing the hell out of this state.According to this clip from KYMA Channel 11, Krieger used a Memorial Day speech to criticize congressional plans to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell" - ... More >>
Think Ernie's got an ego? Nah...I took up Phoenix libertarian Ernie Hancock's invite to be on his Webcast Wednesday morning, after much prodding from Hancock and his supporters. Alas, I couldn't make it into the studio. (Sorry, Ernie, I've never been an a.m. person.) Still, we s ... More >>
By Bromirski from Flickr Creative Commons"George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page From an American History Textbook" by Robert Colescott.
Much like the death of Michael Jackson overshadowed the loss of Farrah Fawcett, Bisbee, AZ artist Rose Johnson's untimely and tragic
demise diverted ... More >>