AZ Republicans criticize Democrats for ‘politicizing’ AZ voting – CBS 5 – KPHO

http://www.cbs5az.com/story/32530030/az-republicans-criticize-democrats-for-politicizing-az-voting-fiasco?google_editors_picks=true

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A federal felon is friends with Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane’s campaign PR manager? No surprise.

Maupin was treated like a client at the firm [Rose+Moser+ Allyn], said Stacy Pearson, a former employee at the Rose agency who is now with the left-leaning political firm Strategies 360. She recalled at least one meeting where Maupin met with agency staff and discussed ways to improve his image and profile. Pearson said she had no information about whether Maupin paid the firm, or was paid by the firm.

[Maupin] said he was fine with being useful to his clients because of his race.

“I’m OK being the guy who gets some things done,” Maupin said. “I can’t get everything done, but I get a lot of things done.

“And you know why that is? I’m still Mr. Black Power. I’m still Mr. Civil Rights. I’m still going to piss white people off.”

Looks like Richard Ruelas put a lot of work into this article.

Source: Who is Jarrett Maupin? Man behind Phoenix’s police protests is a rights leader — and a paid political consultant

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A mile is not always a mile in Scottsdale

July 25, 2016

As a pilot, I’m familiar with the small (15%) difference between a “statute” mile (the common use) and a “nautical” mile (used for marine navigation–obviously–but also aerial navigation). Pilots almost always talk in nautical miles, and in nautical miles per hour (aka “knots”). At the Scottsdale mayoral debate last week, I heard one of the […]

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Scottsdale Independent “likes” plagiarism

July 25, 2016

I guess the sellout is complete. The editor of the new Chamber of Commerce newsletter “likes” the anti-rhetoric rhetoric of incumbent mayor Jim Lane. So much for neutrality of the media. A recent Facebook post from incumbent Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane plagiarized the campaign slogan of challenger (and three-term former council member) Bob Littlefield, by […]

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“Media Buy” has a whole new meaning in Scottsdale

July 25, 2016

About a month ago, I published additional details in the ongoing saga of former-fake mayoral candidate Bill Crawford and his phantom nominating petition signatures, including Crawford’s cowardly attempt to bully me into silence with an empty threat of a lawsuit over comments his lawyer mistakenly said I posted on AZCentral. Thinking (foolishly, as it turns […]

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Rio de Janeiro is not ready for the Olympics, and the IOC is to blame – The Washington Post

July 24, 2016

According to a report issued this week by investigators from Oxford University’s business school, the Olympics over the past decade have cost an average of $8.9 billion, with an average cost overrun of 156 percent. Not another megaproject project in the world has a record of such irresponsible and suspiciously large cost overruns, no bridge, […]

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GPEC: Scottsdale SkySong to create major economic impact over 30 years | Scottsdale Independent

July 22, 2016

Brilliant press-release journalism at its finest. Not a real fact to be found anywhere: http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/news/gpec-scottsdale-skysong-create-major-economic-impact-30-years/

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Scottsdale pays $4M for desert home, lets seller stay rent-free for life

July 18, 2016

Murphy will not have to pay rent but will remain responsible for utilities maintenance and insurance, according to his contract with the city. Murphy can rent out the house up to six months at a time, the contract says. Source: Scottsdale pays $4M for desert home, lets seller stay rent-free for life

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Stop the Bulldozers: Say “No” to Mayor Jim Lane’s Desert Disneyland

July 17, 2016

AZ Daily Star gallery photo: “Watching a herd of javelinas eating sunflower seeds from the ground. The baby was upset because the mother had just brushed him with her nose (and the cholla stuck to it was sharp)!” David Baker. The petition to “Stop Mayor Jim Lane and the City Council from bulldozing our McDowell […]

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William J. Laneford

July 15, 2016

The latest missive from the Jim Lane for Mayor of Gooberville campaign just showed up in my inbox. When I first read it, I did a double take because it sounds just like something Bill Crawford would write, instead of the polished products of Lane’s campaign PR guy (and taxpayer-subsidized polo match promoter) Jason Rose. […]

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