Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

June 14th, 2023 - 1:50 am § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake doesn’t know history

Kari Lake, who lost a race for Arizona governor in 2022, partly because 30,000 Republicans voted against her (see details here), is one of America’s most strident election deniers after Trump himself. A British reporter for Australia’s Sky News who disputed her assertion that American el[...]

May 23rd, 2023 - 6:26 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake threatens to register dogs and gilas to vote

In the wake of her latest court defeat (details here), Kari Lake is vowing to “show up to a knife fight with a gun” and “register every man, woman, dog, Gila monster” to vote (read story here). In a ballyhooed “huge announcement” on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, Lake cla[...]

May 22nd, 2023 - 10:35 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake rebuffed in court again

An Arizona trial court judge has again rejected Kari Lake’s claims that she lost the 2022 governor’s race because of misconduct by Maricopa County election officials (see story here). The same judge previously ruled Lake failed to prove any of her original 10 grounds for overturning the [...]

March 8th, 2023 - 1:49 am § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Can we at least try to keep stupidity out of politics?

I wish I could give you hope, but it’s not looking good. For starters, the Arizona GOP has collapsed into bitter infighting, with finger-pointing aplenty. How they’re fighting, and what they’re saying about each other, is concerning. The only positive thing about it is they haven&#[...]

February 22nd, 2023 - 1:06 pm § in Law and Courts

What if a state refuses to obey the Supreme Court?

Arizona badly wants to execute cop killer John Montenegro Cruz (photo, left), and has defied Supreme Court rulings standing in the way. In 1994, the Supreme Court ruled that if prosecutors seek a death sentence by telling jurors a defendant is a threat to society, the judge must allow his attorneys [...]

February 17th, 2023 - 11:09 am § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake untethers from truth

And that’s a huge red flag in a candidate for public office. Before the 2022 election, in which Lake ran for Arizona governor, she repeated Trump’s election lies and claimed her own election wouldn’t be fair unless she won. That’s a slap in the face — no, a hard punch &[...]

February 11th, 2023 - 6:22 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake argues elections aren’t fair unless Republicans always win

Kari Lake was a local news anchor before she ran for Arizona governor and lost by 17,117 votes. Lake, who based her campaign on Trump’s election lies, sued to overturn the election, lost in court, and has vowed to take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which shows her understanding of how la[...]

February 3rd, 2023 - 2:28 pm § in Politics, Republicans

How to keep losing elections

Think of Arizona Republicans as lab rats. GOP strategists do. What’s going on in Arizona GOP circles illustrates why Republicans are losing elections they should win. But they’re learning nothing from it. A Politico article published on Friday, February 3, 2023, goes into the details (re[...]

January 9th, 2023 - 8:11 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Don’t raise kids in Arizona

The importance of education doesn’t need to be explained or defended here. Arizona is known as a retirement haven. Low cost of living is part of what attracts older folks on fixed incomes. They don’t  like paying school taxes, and don’t have school-age children, so they don’[...]

December 24th, 2022 - 1:13 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake loses election challenge

Kari Lake (photo, left) has lost her election lawsuit. An Arizona judge rejected her exaggerated claims of election problems, and false claims of fraud by election workers (read his decision here). As expected, the judge ruled the defeated GOP candidate didn’t prove Maricopa County’s ele[...]