Jan Brewer: The Face of Arizona

I just discovered that Jan Brewer, the Governor of Arizona does not have a college degree. Born in California, Brewer attended Glendale Community College where she received a Radiology Technologist certificate, but never earned a degree.  Perhaps this is why she has cut funding for Arizona’s education state-wide.

The irony, here, is that Jan Brewer got into politics by joining her local school board because she was interested in her childrens’  education.… [Read more]

Joe Arpaio: Pretty in Pink

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, is the focus of a federal investigation for a pattern of abuse against Latinos, especially immigrants. No offense to the sane and rational who live there, but just what is it about the desert heat that breeds his kind? <*That heat is a bitch!*>… [Read more]

A Little ‘Something Something’ On The Chain of Command: Respect For Your Superiors And The President

I am a Sailor at heart, and an enlisted Sailor at that. So, taking orders is not something I’m unaccustomed to doing.  Also, 14 and a half years in the military left me with a certain degree of ‘military bearing’ that has left me with the ability to handle myself in most situations.

For example, I can handle a butt-chewing from my boss, even when it’s not deserved, because I’ve been down that road many times before and I can remain calm and courteous because professionalism is part of the job, in my opinion, whether my boss shows it or not.… [Read more]