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Most people in Scottsdale eat when they’re hungry. Time to stop surveys before they get out of control

Posted by   /  May 15, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer A couple of years ago, there was quite a backlash from a survey that stated Glendale and Tempe were among the 10 most dangerous suburbs. And there was one that found Arizona among “normal” states. WalletHub in December declared Phoenix 116th among “safe” cities, while Tucson scored the worst at […]

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The Fonz and the Fixer: Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Photoable

Posted by   /  April 10, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

 

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Last Words

Posted by   /  April 9, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, QUOTES  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Some of the well-known Arizona people quoted here are still living but we think their dying words and those of the deceased would be or were something like: 10. “I’ll rebound.”Charles Barkley 9. “Wonder if Nixon will speak to me?”Barry Goldwater 8. “Willard is responsible for this.”Evan Mecham 7. […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top10 words frequently used by media and politicians

Posted by   /  April 3, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Robust: The hearty meals served in the Senate Dining Room Optics: View of legislation as seen through lawmakers wearing glasses Pushback: Public officials shoving reporters aside Double down: Letting the chips fall where they may on a political gamble Probe: A directive by the Justice Dept. to certain officials to see a proctologist Obstruction of […]

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Barkley for sheriff, Grumpy Cat for mayor, says ‘Phoenix New Times’

Posted by   /  March 28, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

  By Dillon Rosenblatt  | Phoenix New Times Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, Al Franken, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Melissa Gilbert – to name a few – all have something in common. They all made the switch from a career in show business to a career in politics. Then on March 19, Sex and the City actress […]

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Just asking: Rose Law Group Top 10 Questions for the Week

Posted by   /  March 22, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer 10. Who made/sold all those red shirts worn by teachers protesting at the Capitol? 9. Will school crossing guards walk out? 8. Did ASU Coach Herm Edwards throw up when he took a ride in a jet fighter? 7. Can Tucsonians really go on with their lives after another […]

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You’re fired! Well, not Betsy DeVos yet

Posted by   /  March 18, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Those dismissed, those still on the hot seat at the White House are featured in this week’s SNL take off on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” John Goodman plays a memorable Rex Tillerson. BONUS Chameleon Kate McKinnon again played an uncanny Betsy DeVos on “Saturday Night Live,” admitting with a smile on her vacuous face: “I’m […]

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Did I hear you say you’re leaving me?

Posted by   /  March 10, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Growlery Even with expensive hearing aids, I still struggle to make out what people are saying. Some people joke that being mostly deaf is a blessing when it comes to being chewed out by one’s wife. It’s no blessing because she becomes a very frustrated spouse, suffering from “double-talk,” having […]

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What’s so darn funny, Alexa ?

Posted by   /  March 8, 2018  /  Off-Beat News, Science  /  No Comments

Users report random burst of ‘creepy’ laughter By Julia Carrie Wong | The Guardian The robot wars are coming, and Alexa will have the last laugh. Amazon acknowledged on Wednesday that some of its Alexa-enabled devices have developed a new skill: creeping out their owners with unexpected and unwarranted bursts of robotic laughter. “We’re aware […]

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Waiter, my soup is cold

Posted by   /  March 3, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  2 Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam . . . That’s a line from a song about Wyoming, my home state, and if you’re from the Rocky Mountain West, you’re a meat and potatoes guy. You drink wine from a […]

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