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Monthly Archives: March 2015

BACA stands for Bikers Against Child Abuse International. This organization, which was formed in 1995, “exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children.” (The quote comes from their mission statement.) They held a fundraising poker rally this past Saturday, and to see how it was done, I decided to participate. The ride started at the local Harley-Davidson dealership (“local” being relative, as it’s about 40 minutes across town from… Read More

Boy, I don’t know where the time goes, but it keeps going faster and faster these days. I have a couple of items I have wanted to talk about for a while, but it seems that I just get myself going in the morning and suddenly it’s the end of the day already. So today I’m trying to catch up on some of my backlogged stuff. The weekend before last (Mar 14… Read More

Toys for grownups come in all shapes and sizes – boats, cars, trucks, and airplanes all qualify. Trains do, too, although it’s harder to own a real train than some of the others. I think the closest most people come to owning a real train is having their own railcar – there’s even an association of railcar owners. But that’s not what I’m writing about today. This past weekend, two events in… Read More

Good Morning! Here is the reported voting record of Representative Martha McSally for the week ending last Friday (March 6). “Regular Budget for Homeland Security” [Bipartisan?] (HR 240) – This bill was a so-called “clean” funding bill for the department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. McSally voted FOR. I would also have voted for this bill; therefore she earns a PASS. “Rail-Passenger Budget” [Unknown]… Read More

Congress was back in session last week, and The Arizona Daily Star reported on three votes taken in the House of Representatives. Here are Representative McSally’s votes, and my verdict on each. “Higher-Education Savings Plans” [Unknown] (HR 529) – This bill expands the types of tax-free expenditures that can be made from earnings in 529 college-savings plans. According to the Star, it’s “projected to increase annual deficits by $51 million through fiscal 2025.” The bill… Read More

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