Lane’s campaign PR manager attacks Littlefield…anonymously

Isn’t it ironic…that a political campaign public relations manager has to resort to anonymous attacks on his boss’s opponents. Doubly so, when he lectures on “integrity.” Yet here we have it, in the un-attributed, so-called “Arizona Progress and Gazette,” a fiction created by none other than crazy-hair Jason Rose, development huckster, polo purveyor, rugby rascal […]

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Scottsdale neighbors upset about having sober living home next door – ABC15 Arizona

“If Mesa, Gilbert, and all these other cities are [regulating sober living facilities], I think Scottsdale needs to be aware of the problem,” [neighbor] Laura Foster said. Neighbors who spoke to ABC15 said those living at the home had been pretty quiet, but said they were concerned about the problems that could occur and the […]

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The public is not getting the full story on Korte ref Scottsdale LGBT non-discrimination ordinance | Scottsdale Independent

Reading between the lines of the recent article about the death of the non-discrimination ordinance in Scottsdale reveals the failure of Councilwoman Virginia Korte to carry the torch for the LGBT community, which incidentally is my community. It’s even worse than the author describes. Korte’s effort to ram this through was from the beginning pure […]

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Scottsdale Museum of the West management agreement amendment

Shades of the Scottsdale Cultural Council…let’s throw good taxpayer money after bad. The Museum of the West, Inc., got the City Council to give it free land and over $11 million in taxpayer money for the purpose-built structure…mind you, that’s BORROWED money, for which we (the taxpayers) are on-the-hook. Plus, we gave them a $400,000 […]

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One-Way Civility

I had an interesting exchange last night with Virginia Korte toadie Jim Derouin, who butted into a Facebook conversation between me and another acquaintance which never really got started. The other fellow asked me how I felt about Korte and Linda Milhaven abandoning their efforts for an LGBT anti-discrimination city ordinance. The other fellow didn’t […]

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I’m not talking to YOU anymore!

It’s possible that the vagaries of email have resulted in a mis-delivery or non-delivery of the weekly-ish “Voice of Scottsdale” to my inbox. But for the sake of having a little fun, I’m going to assume the more likely and more fun alternative: My stinging criticism and continuing attribution of those writings to Virginia Korte […]

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The ongoing obituary of the Scottsdale Cultural Council

“Instead of a city of arts and culture, we are a city of entertainment,” [Agnese] Udinotti says. “It’s a party city now.” But Scottsdale’s arts scene has ebbed and flowed in the past. There’s a chance at another comeback, right? She’s cutting with her opinion.”It doesn’t come back.” Becky Bartkowski has penned a hard-hitting piece […]

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