Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

March 1st, 2022 - 2:40 am § in Economics, Politics

A simple answer to vote suppression

GOP legislatures are scrambling to restrict voting rights. In Arizona, “Republicans have introduced a bill that would … [also] allow the state legislature to reject election results” (see story here). (That’s not all. “The people who took video of police killing George [...]

February 16th, 2022 - 6:07 pm § in Politics

Garbage candidates are elected by garbage voters

Mark Finchem wants to run Arizona’s elections. Currently a state representative, he’s seeking an upgrade to secretary of state (story here). He shouldn’t be allowed to get within a country mile of that office. Not because he’s endorsed by Trump, but because of what he is. Fin[...]

February 11th, 2022 - 9:30 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Politics, Racism

Arizona GOP candidate’s ad spoofs violence against Democrats

  Super Bowl ad depicts GOP “sheriff” shooting Biden, Pelosi, and Sen. Mark Kelly Legitimate political discourse? By the way, this ad is racist, too, unless you think “Crazyface Pelosi” just accidentally sounds like Crazy Horse. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home[...]

October 18th, 2021 - 5:06 pm § in Politics

“Q” runs for Congress

Ron Watkins (photo, left, complete with cowboy hat), widely believed to be the “Q” behind the QAnon conspiracy-theory movement, announced on Monday, October 18, 2021, that he’s running for an Arizona congressional seat “to fix elections.” Read story here. He didn’[...]

September 23rd, 2021 - 11:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Arizona GOP’s “audit” favors Biden

     After spending $5.7 million of mostly-private money (Arizona taxpayers involuntarily contributed $150,000) on a highly partisan, non-binding “audit” of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results, a leaked draft report appears to explode the GOP’s election fraud myths, be[...]

September 16th, 2021 - 10:09 pm § in Politics

Have GOP candidates quit crying wolf about elections?

Something is happening. Larry Elder conceded the California recall election, referred to Gavin Newsom as “Governor,” told his crowd he “lost,” and implored them to “be gracious in defeat” (read story here). In the Virginia governor’s race, the GOP candidate [...]

July 18th, 2021 - 12:40 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

GOP “auditor” revives a false assertion about Arizona ballots

Tell people what they want to believe, and they’ll believe it. From day one, the Arizona Senate GOP’s sham “audit” of 2020 Maricopa ballots was always about trying to give legitimacy for false election conspiracy theories. To conduct the “audit,” they passed over [...]

June 15th, 2021 - 5:03 pm § in Health, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Making Arizona’s colleges unsafe for learning

“Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) has issued an executive order prohibiting public colleges and universities in the state from requiring unvaccinated students to be routinely tested for COVID-19 or wear masks,” The Hill reported on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (read story here). This isn’t su[...]

April 24th, 2015 - 4:12 pm § in Misc.

Joe Arpaio, facing a federal court’s wrath, spied on the judge’s wife

America’s worst sheriff, Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, has been busy lately facing contempt charges in federal court for blatantly disobeying federal court orders aimed at shutting down his office’s racist policy of profiling Hispanics, which is quite popular with white voters [...]

March 20th, 2015 - 10:45 am § in Uncategorized

America’s worst sheriff admits his contempt for courts

Joe Arpaio, the elected (why?) sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, is a folk hero to America’s far right but a nightmare for minorities, defense and civil rights attorneys, and others who bear the brunt of his blatant violations of citizens’ constitutional rights. He’s also crazy [...]