You Gotta Laugh A Little 5.4.12by Amy Glor on May. 04, 2012
Rebel Without A Leg To Stand On
Here’s what we know: John Frederick was riding a gasoline-powered bicycle when he encountered Shawn Patrick Cleary on a walking path along Golf Links Road.
After that, the real story seems to be anyone’s guess — Cleary calls himself a concerned citizen and says he was simply using his walking staff to enforce path policy regarding motorized vehicles. Frederick says he was just riding to work when some dude jumped him with a big ol’ stick.
Cleary admits to having several other altercations on the same path, for the same reason… but doesn’t consider himself a vigilante or believe he deserves the assault citation.
They Say The RTA Lanes Are Wide On Broadway
The Regional Transit Authority — working from what are reported to be 25-year-old projections — plan to widen Broadway Avenue from Euclid to Country Club. To six lanes. For two miles. And take out 100 buildings. All for the low, low price of $71 million dollars.
Although it might be worth 8 digits to finally be rid of that old Wienerschnitzel.
He’s Down With GOP
Republican candidate for the special CD 8 election to fill the Giffords seat, Jesse Kelly, is so very unpopular that even members of his own party are jumping ship. Many prominent GOP members from the Southern Arizona region have given Kelly’s opponent — and Giffords’ choice — Ron Barber their official endorsements.
At least Kelly can apparently count on the seniors-sitting-around-in-soft-focus-while-pleading-to-keep-their-Social-Security-checks vote, according to his latest non-evil TV ad.
No Hablo Drama
A student-led group called UNIDOS was ousted from the UA department of Mexican-American Studies. Que pasa is the $64,000 pregunta.
UNIDOS made national headlines last year, when protesting MAS students took over a TUSD board meeting. With UNIDOS was kicked off UA campus, some — including Social Justice Education Project manager, Kim Dominguez — are speaking out against what they see as the university’s attempt to railroad student activism.
The details are a little difficult to follow in any language, but essentially, a UA MAS email leaked to the press by SJEP sternly warns UNIDOS against Save Ethnic Studies fundraising in MAS department facilities.
Como se dice SNAFU?
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