Sunday, May 9, 2010


While exiting our house many weeks ago, my brother Nappy and I walked to the cars parked in our driveway when I noticed the sign in the yard of our neighbor across the street:

I pointed it out to my Brother and said, “I don’t know yet what Proposition 100 is, but I can guarantee you that after studying it, I will be going to the polls to vote NO on it”.

Here’s the deal: Having lived in this house since 2002, I’ve noticed that every time that particular neighbor places a political sign in his yard, it’s always endorsing the opposite of my view. My neighbor is a Liberal, you see, and I’m a Constitutionalist, which by definition is a “conservative”. For all practical purposes, I really don’t need to study the issues in order to ensure that I’m remaining true to my political viewpoint; I can just look to see how the Liberal across the street from me is voting and vote 180 degrees the other way.

On May 18th, we citizens of Airheadzona will go to the polls and approve or disapprove of Prop. 100. Here is what is at stake:


A “yes” vote shall have the effect of temporarily adding one cent per dollar to the transaction privilege (sales) and use tax for three years for the purpose of funding primary and secondary education, health and human services and public safety.

A “no” vote shall have the effect of keeping the transaction privilege (sales) and use taxes at their current rates.

As is the case with most taxes, we’re being promised that it’s “temporary” and it’s “for the children”. Yeah, uh-huh, sure. Heard that one before, Buster!

Unfortunately, despite the “No” votes from Nappy and Yours Truly, this Proposition will pass because of the general stupidity of Airheadzonans in Airheadzona where the state motto is: "Give me your dimwits, your dimbulbs, your mental defective airheads yearning to master the art of simultaneously watching TV and chewing gum.”

In looking through the Ballot Proposition Guide, I found where Steve Voeller, President of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, stated the “No” argument succinctly and well:

No on Proposition 100.
Are taxes in Arizona too low?
That’s the question to ask before you cast your vote on Prop. 100, which raises Arizona’s sales tax rate by 17.8 percent. Arizona’s budget problem is due to excessive spending, not because taxes are too low.

In fact, when combined with local sales taxes, Arizona’s average statewide sales tax rate is already the 9th highest in the country. If Prop. 100 passes, we will have the 3rd highest combined rate in the country behind only Tennessee and California (according to the Tax Foundation). Raising taxes in recession just destroys jobs, over 14,000 according to a study by the Goldwater Institute. We need tax policies that help create jobs not destroy them.

When the economy was thriving just a few years ago, Arizona’s budget exploded. After double-digit increases in revenues, politicians responded with double-digit increases in spending. Now that the economy has tanked and government is essentially broke, politicians want to tax us more to bail them out. Does this make sense?

We need to use this historic budget crisis to make cuts in spending, not raise taxes. We need to restructure government. Make it leaner, smaller, and more efficient. This won’t happen with a tax increase.
Please vote No on Proposition 100.

But like I said, the Airheadzonans will vote themselves a tax increase on May 18th like the good little Marxist doggies they’ve been conditioned to be.

Will Arizona education suffer if we don’t pay more? How could it? We already put more taxpayer money into education than previous generations did and you can see the results by clicking on the link I will provide at the bottom of this Blog Bit. [See below: Airheadzona: It’s A State Of Stupidity (or, Iz U Smarter’n A Arizona High Skool Student?)] Is another penny per dollar tax gonna fix the bloody, dumbed-down education mess here in Arizona? Pshaw!

Oh, but it’s not just “for the children”; it's for “public safety”, too?

The Friday before last, I was driving along Grand Avenue when I came upon about 40 joggers running to raise money for some cause. I couldn’t read their T-shirts but they probably said something like “Run For The Cure Of Erectile Dysfunction” or something like that. Heck, maybe it was even for cancer research and they hoped that the $2,500 they were raising will turn out to be the final straw that breaks the cancer’s back.

But whatever it was for, the group evidently required the services of about five Phoenix motorcycle cops to escort them safely through the public streets.

Yeah, that’s what I’m paying my taxes for, so a gang of motorcycle cops can ride alongside a bunch of running teenagers in a street paid for by the taxes of Phoenix motorists. Why couldn’t the kids have just run around Camelback Mountain or a Phoenix park a few times, rather than occupying a lane of traffic on a busy thoroughfare in the middle of the day? Well, the answer is probably that had they run around Camelback Mountain or in a park instead of on Grand Avenue then the motorcycle cops wouldn’t have been earning taxpayer-provided wages to ride around slowly on their shiny bikes with their pretty lights flashing. (I’ll betcha those cops were even making inflated overtime wages for this very important public service [cough!-cough!] that they provided.)

Hell, No! No more money for cops and their toys! I’m fed up with it!

Of course, I’m not implying that all of this nation’s dimwits, dimbulbs, and mental defective airheads are confined to Arizona. Oh, no! . . .

This comes from the April 30th edition of 'The Airheadzona Repugnant' newspaper:

CHICAGO -- A boisterous group of roughly 50 people gathered outside Wrigley Field Thursday afternoon to protest Arizona’s new immigration law and call for a boycott of Arizona businesses, including the Diamondbacks, who are in town for a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs.

Chanting and yelling into megaphones just below Wrigley’s historic marquee, protesters were saying, “Boycott Arizona”, “Reform not racism”, and “Shame on Arizona”.
. . .
Among the signs on display was one comparing Arizona to Nazi Germany, and another with a hooded Ku KLux Klansman replacing the star in Arizona’s state flag.

Chicago resident Paul D’Amata said he was there to go to the game but decided he couldn’t support the Diamondbacks in good conscience, instead ripping up his ticket in front of a large cadre of reporters.

I have to two comments to make in reply to this:

#1. Yo! Paul D’Amata, have you ever heard the expression, “Just to spite the cheating circus, I bought two tickets but wouldn’t go in!”? That’s you, buddy. Oooh, you got ‘em REAL GOOD! It must have really burned them up that you gave them your money but then refused to occupy the seat you paid for. Way to go, Cubs fan! That’s outsmarting them.

#2. As for the rest of you Chicago protesters: the next time the Arizona Diamondbacks come to town, take those megaphones and stick ‘em up your Cubbyholes!

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

AIRHEADZONA: IT'S A STATE OF STUPIDITY (or, Iz U Smarter'n A Arizona High Skool Student?)

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  1. I live here in Pico Rivera, CA which has one of the highest sales tax rates in the nation at 10.75%. The citizens voted it in handily a year or so ago and this past March voted out the guys who were responsible for promoting the hike in the first place. Not sure about the logic there-- something like buyer's remorse I guess.

    Our tax hike was to build a new high tech library among other things. Maybe they also need more materials in Spanish. To the city government's credit the city has improved greatly since I moved here, but most of the improvement came before the tax hike.

    Just came from Marjorie's blog where you challenged Stacie to meet you here. I don't think she's ever going to show up, which would not be surprising. Those liberal debators are pretty vociferous until confronted by facts and logic, then they sneak away so they can go somewhere else and squeal. But there was some pretty good stuff over there in Marjorie's comments. Kudos.


  2. rLEE-b ~
    --> Not sure about the logic there-- something like buyer's remorse I guess.

    Ha! Yeah, maybe so. But it sounds like your ding-a-lings aren't a whole lot smarter than our ding-a-lings.

    --> Just came from Marjorie's blog where you challenged Stacie to meet you here.

    Yeah, you know, Brother, I almost never go spoiling for a fight. I figure every knucklehead is entitled to their opinion and I know I'm never going to change the mind of a dyed-in-the-wool Liberal no matter how many facts I present in a logical fashion. So, I almost never challenge anybody... unless I see them denigrating the late Senator Joseph McCarthy. Slander McCarthy and you have IMMEDIATELY gotten on "the fighting side of me".

    But StacyAnn's comments were just so ridiculously distorted and so full of disinformation that I didn't feel I could let them pass without a rebuttal. And since it seemed nobody else was going to confront her about them, I decided I would.

    It was a little out-of-character for me, but I'm more than willing to go toe-to-toe with her here if she wants to take me up on my offer.

    --> Those liberal debators are pretty vociferous until confronted by facts and logic, then they sneak away so they can go somewhere else and squeal.

    Ha!-Ha! Man, "squeal" is RIGHT!

    Thanks, Lee!

    ~ STMcC
    <"As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    so a fool repeats his folly."
    ~ Proverbs 26:11>

  3. Well, D-Fens, you've forgotten that this tax is (sniff) for the children (sniff) and will pass by a landslide because these AZ dummies are too stupid to realize they're still paying the sales tax on the stadium from fifteen years ago.

    Sadly, as long as the state can continue to push these things through, they'll never do any fiscal soul-searching.

    I watched a Phoenix city council meeting where the department that runs the public pools said it costs $15K to maintain the pool for a weekend.

    Maybe I not thinking of all the costs involved, but it seems to me that two lifeguards at minimum wage and a couple of towel boys would cost less than that.

    I agree with your friend Arlee's post that libraries are nice things, but in the wilds of the Philadelphia suburbs they had a very unusual concept-they charged people to use the services.

    That way, the library patrons and pool patrons kept (or at least contributed) to their pet causes.

    Now I know that such a capitalistic notion is a sin in Emporer Obama's United States' Socialist Republic, but maybe we oughtta think a bit about where the money's gonna come from when China cuts off our credit line.

    Anybody know a good Mandarin tutor?

  4. --> it costs $15K to maintain the pool for a seems to me that two lifeguards at minimum wage and a couple of towel boys would cost less than that.

    Well, you're forgetting about all the chemicals necessary to remove the pee from the pool.

    Oh, wait! Proposition 100 is "for the children", you say? It's "FOR THE CHILDREN"? Doh! I hadn't realized that. I'm sorry I've [*sniff!*] been such a [*sniff!*] cold-hearted bastard. I'm changing my vote immediately and going to the polls on Tuesday to vote YES ON PROPOSITION 100!

    You make a lot of good points, as usual.

    ~ "Lonesome Dogg" McD-Fens

  5. I just read this, at your prompting me by asking if I had. As they say on Facebook: "LIKE IT"

    I believe very little should be paid for by the public. Police, fire, armies. That's about it. I don't trust the Libertarian position of paying for armies for hire, since all it takes is more (printed) money to buy them off. Planning departments! Now THERE is a great value received for your tax dollar!

    Everyone is a moron, except me and thee.

    The Seattle City Council, near where I live, just voted to boycott AZ because you are all racists. The unbelievable gross stupidity of these people is overwhelming.

  6. VI ~

    --> The Seattle City Council, near where I live, just voted to boycott AZ because you are all racists. The unbelievable gross stupidity of these people is overwhelming.

    Stupidity - it's an epidemic!

    God alone can save us from ourselves, though I would question the wisdom in His doing so.

    As I predicted in this Blog Bit, Proposition 100 was passed by the Airheadzona voters yesterday by a 2 to 1 margin. If we were any dumber we'd be dead.

    ~ "Lonesome Dogg" McD-Fens


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