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Trent Franks

Casino Referendum Failure In Glendale

Gary Hirsch and Jill Ryan recently teamed up to bring forth two referendum petitions squaring off against recent casino activity from the Glendale City Council. They have apparently hired Petition Partners as paid petition circulators. Click here for that story. This isn't the first time this team has been rounded up for similar purposes. The first time was a few short months ago, and their effort failed badly. R-14-01 Gary and Jill formed a political action committee (PAC) on April 21, 2014 for the purpose of circulating referendum petitions intended to oppose a Glendale City Council vote. Click here for their PAC registration. On March 25, the Glendale Council voted (click here) to oppose the "Keep The Promise Act" proposed Federal legislation (HR 1410) sponsored by Trent Franks. Resolution 4783 is a statement that the City opposed the Franks bill, and it passed 4-3 with Alvarez, Chavira, Hugh, Sherwood voting "aye" leaving Knaack, Martinez, and Weiers to vote … [Read More...]

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Jason Rose Sues Coyotes Honchos

Jason Rose is back and starring in an AZ Republic piece. He's not in his role as the trusted advisor to Glendale mayor Weiers helping with the anti-Coyotes project, among other things. He isn't wearing his hat as the PR representative for the fabulously nutty Amy's Baking Company. This time Jason's wearing his polo tournament savior of the Coyotes hat, at the perfect jaunty angle of course. Let Us Stipulate We can all agree that Jason Rose had absolutely nothing to do with defeating the 2013 referendum attempt. The 2013 referendum attempt failed because no petitions were ever turned in. Even if those petitions had been turned in, the paperwork for the referendum was … [Read More...]

Trent Franks

Casino Referendum Failure In Glendale

Gary Hirsch and Jill Ryan recently teamed up to bring forth two referendum petitions squaring off against recent casino activity from the Glendale City Council. They have apparently hired Petition Partners as paid petition circulators. Click here for that story. This isn't the first time this team has been rounded up for similar purposes. The first time was a few short months ago, and their effort failed badly. R-14-01 Gary and Jill formed a political action committee (PAC) on April 21, 2014 for the purpose of circulating referendum petitions intended to oppose a Glendale City Council vote. Click here for their PAC registration. On March 25, the Glendale Council voted (click … [Read More...]

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Bill For Barrett-Jackson? Over A Million

My top ten Barrett-Jackson rides for my own personal use was full of cars you could drive instead of parking in a museum. Had I populated my non-existent ten car garage with these things, I would have had to write a check for $1,020,350. Not bad, really! $495,000 - 1955 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport GSL Coupe I guessed this would be a a $200,000 car, I was wrong.It's on the list because of the way it looks, it's the right color and everything. If you complain it's not a driver, you'd be wrong because it's run five Colorado Grand and two Copperstate 1000 rallies. $20,900 - 1963 Pontiac Star Chief 4 Door Sedan This would need some air conditioning … [Read More...]

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The Outrage of Laziness

It's no secret that social media is riddled with a wealth of misinformation. Popular social media outlets provide an easily accessible and inexpensive avenue for people to forward their agenda, often by fomenting outrage with incomplete and/or inaccurate information. There's a great deal of confidence that most people won't do any fact checking, accepting inflammatory headlines and snippets disguised as "news" blindly. That confidence is well founded, as is the confidence that accountability for the veracity of facts presented is nil. Snopes is Your Friend There is no excuse to remain ignorant of facts. The wealth of information available to us with a few clicks is essentially … [Read More...]

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Secret Android Speedup WORKS

I'll admit I have yet to perform any scientific calculations on the effectiveness of the following change, I'd have to test it and then revert to the prior setup on my devices to do it correctly. Seat of the pants? This is a great change. You'll need to have Android KitKat 4.4.2 on your device for this to work. I believe right now that means having a Nexus 5 phone or a Nexus 7 tablet. Oracle, Schmoracle Oracle sued Google in 2012 claiming that the basis for the Android operating system running Java, the Dalvik virtual machine, infringed on patents oracle had acquired with it's purchase of Sun Microsystems. Oracle lost their case, but Google learned a lesson and started building … [Read More...]

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Glendale – Referendum And Irony Capital Of The World

Two referendum applications were filed by two new political committees in Glendale yesterday (8/14). Both are aimed squarely at the actions taken by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday … [Read More...]