Hot Links: Crazy lady Karen Johnson, Russell Pearce, Jerry Colangelo, Nickel Bag Joe Arpaio, Michael Phelps' gold, Isaac Hayes dies.

By Stephen Lemons

Conspiracy nutbar Karen Johnson wants to be Guv. And Queen of France, too, we hear. The Rep defends the indefensible: Nazi-hugger Russell Pearce. Nickel Bag Joe announces Wednesday sweep to distract from Tuesday jail lawsuit. Jerry Colangelo's Team U.S.A. trounces China in Olympic b-ball. D-Backs defeat Braves. Anquan Boldin returns to Cards camp. Smack makes a comeback. Alleged pimps and hos on parade. Michael Phelps swims closer to Mark Spitz's record. And Isaac Hayes goes to heaven. Damn straight.

Republiloon Karen Johnson wants to run for Governor.

Rep defends Nazi-hugger Pearce.

D-Backs conquer Braves.

Boldin back at Cards camp.

Arpaio threatens Wednesday sweep.

Zona swimmers make Guinness.

Colangelo's Team U.S.A. devours China.

More on the Gibbons-Pearce battle in LD18.

Heroin hot in AZ.

Slideshow of alleged pimps and hos.

Jail lawsuit vs. Arpaio in court Tuesday.

Michael Phelps five away from Spitz record.

Chef’s gone to heaven, children.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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