Tag: phoenix

Phoenix, Hell, and the Bucket Lady

 

After a mild few months, summer heat finally hit Phoenix this week. No return of our record-breaking 122°F; yesterday was a balmy 111°. The show “King of the Hill” best expressed non-Arizonans’ view of the Valley of the Sun.

Bobby: 111 degrees?! Phoenix really can’t be that hot, can it? (steps out of car) Oh my God, it’s like standing on the sun!

Peggy: This city should not exist. It is a monument to man’s arrogance.

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From February 13th to the 18th, we were in the Phoenix area, for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar. During that week, most days we met with fellow Ricochet Members. For some reason, I was not a picture-taking fool this trip. I have no photos of any of our meetups except the last one, and […]

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Ray and I are taking the entire second week of February as vacation, and flying down on Monday, February 13.  Seminar is Tuesday and Wednesday, the 14th and 15th.  @mlh and @thecynthonian are going to the Tuesday evening event with us.  Mark Steyn is the speaker that night.  @mlh has already posted a meet up […]

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A Tale of Two Donalds

 

trump two facesDonald Trump delivered two major speeches Wednesday, one in Mexico City and one in Phoenix. They might as well have been delivered by two different candidates.

Earlier in the day, Trump held a joint appearance with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in which the GOP nominee delivered a meek, conciliatory message stressing friendship. Trump spoke as much of Mexico’s need for job security and border enforcement as he did of America’s. He abandoned his threat to leave NAFTA, and instead proposed the countries work together to improve the trade agreement.

“A strong, prosperous, and vibrant Mexico is in the best interest of the United States,” Trump said. “Both of our countries will work together for mutual good and most importantly for the mutual good of our people.” He also stressed the importance of protecting manufacturing jobs not just in America, but throughout “our hemisphere.” Trump’s muted voice and bowed body language demonstrated even more contrition to the country he had spent a year inveighing against.

Finally, An In-Your-Face Conservative Art Show

 

6700706_origProvocative Art 2016 will premiere this Friday at the Lotus Gallery, 511 E. Roosevelt, in Phoenix. Local Ricochet members are invited to attend the free reception, and meet some pretty awesome artists, including Roman Genn and Sabo, who will be talking about their work. Also on hand will be original pieces by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Michael P. Ramirez.

Ricochet’s very own Editor, Jon Gabriel has promised to make an appearance as well. Below are some examples of their artwork:

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Unless you’re a conservative or libertarian artist, you don’t understand the level of contempt the art world reserves for you. Many of the artists involved in a first-ever show, dubbed Provocative Art 2016, have been “disinvited” from events once the secret of their political leanings is revealed. Preview Open

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Another “Mohammed Cartoon Festival” is in the works, this time in Phoenix, Arizona. Unlike the last one, which was held on the property belonging to a Texas educational institute and therefore “gun-free“, (funny how the jihadists didn’t get that message…), the organizers of this festival are encouraging participants to come armed.  Jon Ritzheimer is the […]

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Writer/Comedian Evan Sayet is one of the terrific conservative speakers I met when I “wintered” in LA this year. He’s hilarious, he cuts the left to ribbons, and you should definitely catch one of his shows as he tours the country this year. Attention Jon Gabriel and Doug Kimball: he just added a May 27 […]

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A Capital Idea

 

Washington, D.C., has been the capital of the United States since 1790. In the intervening years, of course, the country has expanded to the Pacific, and the population has spread southward and westward. So isn’t it time to at least think about moving the capital to another region? Perhaps to a red state? Perhaps to a warm area? Perhaps to a city where it’s possible to drive for more than three minutes without becoming hopelessly lost? I’m sorry, Phoenix, Arizona, but I nominate you.

Now, before you Phoenicians get too upset, think about the upside. The capital rains money on those who live and work with, for or near it. According to most estimates, six if the ten richest counties in the country are in the D.C. metro area. Plus, the Feds already own over 74% of the land in Arizona, so you’re used to them, and there’s plenty of room for shiny new edifices. As for the old ones back in D.C., they’ll become museums and such, and the tourists will continue to flock there. They’ll even be able to get near the old White House again (or, as it would likely be renamed, the White House Museum). We’ll have plenty of time to create jokes about what will be exhibited there.

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Link to pdf file with full description On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at approximately 9:11 p.m., an unknown white male entered a residence attached to a church in the area of 1500 West Monroe Street. He assaulted a Male Victim, who is also a Father of the Church, before assaulting and shooting Kenneth Walker. Both victims were […]

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FBI’s Phoenix Office Launches Criminal Probe of VA

 

Veterans Medical CareBefore Cantor and Bergdahl, Washington was transfixed by the shocking Veterans Administration scandal. Thankfully, many officials inside and outside of the Beltway continue to investigate the unconscionable mess that left America’s heroes without health care.

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Wednesday that the bureau’s Phoenix branch has opened a criminal investigation of the Veterans Affairs Department, amid mounting calls on Capitol Hill for the Justice Department to get more involved.

Comey confirmed the bureau’s involvement during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Officials previously made clear that federal prosecutors were helping in an inspector general investigation, but the probe by Phoenix FBI agents marks a new phase.