Scottsdale Buys A Newspaper

Terrance Thornton reports in the Scottsdale Independent (Scottsdale City Council looks to bolster creation of ‘event-based economy’) that the circularity of the relationship between the city and the Arizona Republic is taking yet another lap around the track. The newspaper of record –in the person of former Scottsdale Republic editor (now PR hack) Mike Ryan– […]

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Scottsdale Chamber of Hoogaboogahh

The Scottsdale City Council recently received an email which ordinarily I’d have ignored because it was sent by an anonymous coward. However, the email makes a few points that I think are illustrative of the general misconceptions of the role of city government and the real function of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. First, the […]

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Blue Sky for Sale

The Merriam-Webster dictionary says the term “blue sky” means: 1: having little or no value <blue–sky stock>, or, 2: not grounded in the realities of the present : visionary <blue–sky thinking> I think there are a lot of things in Scottsdale lately that could fit either definition, though the term “visionary” is a bit of […]

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