Throwback Blowback

Taking a page out of the Jason Rose playbook (“He supported it before he opposed it”), the editor of the “straight and unbiased” Scottsdale Independent, Terrance Thornton, posted a Throwback Thursday Facebook reference to a ScottsdaleTrails article I wrote years ago regarding his ascension to his current position: Terrance Thornton Throwback Thursday: cool to see […]

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McDowell Road Noise/Urination Ordinance Coming?

Incumbent city council candidate Virginia Korte just retweeted an AZCentral tweet announcing that the taxpayer-subsidized office building known as SkyThong will soon include a Starwood Hotel. This is because of yet-another city lease amendment favorable to Sharon Harper’s Plaza Cos., thanks to Korte and her council cronies. What you may not know is that the […]

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Korte is Anti-Small Business

In response to an anonymous email missive from Scottsdale city council incumbent Virginia Korte this morning, Scottsdale artist and downtown gallery owner, Bob Pejman, penned the reply below which really digs to the bottom line. To Bob’s commentary I add the following: Along with hotels, merchants and galleries have historically been the mechanism by which […]

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A mile is not always a mile in Scottsdale

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

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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Another $4 million taxpayer subsidy down the drain

Tuesday night the Scottsdale City Council and Mayor Jim Lane voted to flush another $4 million of your money down the award-winning toilets of the Scottsdale Cultural Council. Fiscal Year 2016/17 Scottsdale Cultural Council Financial Participation Agreement – Approved on Consent. Request: Adopt Resolution No. 10452 authorizing Agreement No. 2016-065-COS, an annual financial participation agreement […]

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