editor: fred miller April 12, 2022 Wire #28/April 22
The wind is making me cranky.
The republican dominated legislature intends a return to the 50's in education. You know, a time when women knew their place, non-white people weren't uppity, and sexual expression was repressed. You can see the result of those times in some legislators.
A current bill up for vote would ban books! for talking about sex. Another up for consideration would require teachers to list every single item they use or discuss in the classroom and a third would ban teachers from discussing 'controversial' topics such as umm slavery? Repugnant!
And another thing some of those repressed dingbats are running for state offices! Gosar-the qnon lover, Biggs-the plotter, Udall-a shame to the name, Bolick-the incompetent, Finchem-would wear a hitler stache if he could get away with it, and Ugenti-Rita.-well Ugenti is an unrepressed exception seeing that naked photos of her were sent to a lobbyist by her husband trying to entice a threesome) Every one of them believe to one degree or another the trump lie. More on elections in another Wire.
The economy is humming right along. It's a good thing cause public pension debt service keeps growing. If Ducey were smart-sigh-he would take that $5 billion surplus and use less than 20% of it to pay off every city's pension debt. It would free up lots of dough for cities, make him look good, not hurt the state treasury, and stimulate rural economies. Silly me to think a rational act like that could be done.
Lots to digest here. Hope you have some time. Lotsa stuff going on.
Local appreciation night this Friday night/15 at Le Cornucopia cafe. 5 to 8. Beverage included
with entree order for locals! Thayer is doing the cookin. Get some of that good Southern service from Jen. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you would like to help out Arizona Water Defenders get signatures for the Douglas basin AMA, their meeting is Saturday/16 11am-12pm at 10th Street Park in Douglas (700 E. 10th St.) www.arizonawaterdefenders.com <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Cochise County Democrats April 14 9:00 am- 10 am - Join CCDP partners for strategic planning of events and how we keep AZBLUE! Monthly event. They can use some volunteers. https://www.mobilize.us/cochisecountydems/event/445301/
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GIVE YOUR TAX DOUGH TO COMMUNITY ORGS AND NOT TO ZOMBIE LEGISLATORS You might know this but...If itemize deductions and you might owe some taxes, you can donate actual money to local orgs and then deduct it from taxes you owe. By April 18. Feds and State. $400 per individual $800 per couple. $200/$400 to the School district which is a separate donation from the orgs who will take your money. Get a receipt put it with your taxes and those lie believing/women hating wienies don't get to spend your dough. 20232 Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless PO Box 5393, Bisbee, AZ 85603 20346 Boys & Girls Club of Bisbee 405 Arizona Street, Bisbee, AZ 85603 20043 Chiricahua Community Health Centers 1205 F Avenue , Douglas, AZ 85607 21009 Community Montessori School of Bisbee, Inc.1900 S Naco Highway, Bisbee, AZ 22363 Copper Queen Community Hospital Foundation 101 Cole Avenue, Bisbee 22289 Healthy Bisbee Inc. 129 Fort Huachuca Lane, Bisbee, AZ 85603 20422 Premier Alliances, Inc 1556 S Naco Highway, Bisbee, AZ 85603 22185 St. Vincent de Paul- St. Patrick Bisbee Conf P O Box 164, Bisbee, AZ 85603 20934 Step Up Bisbee/NACO 44 High Road, Bisbee, AZ 85603 20496 Verhelst Recovery House 936 Tovreaville Rd/P.O. Box 4098, Bisbee, AZ 85603 Bisbee Unified School District 519 Melody Lane <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< BISBEE COMMUNITY CHORUS CONCERT How Can I Keep From Singing...April 23 @ 5:00 and April 24 @ 3:00. Covenant Presby church annex. $10
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< BIsbee Senior Association is hosting an information meeting with Step Up BIsbee/Naco at the Senior Center on April 26 at the Senior Center at 3 PM Come hear Grady Meadows and Danielle Bouchever describe how they can help seniors with home issues. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bisbee Police Department now has a grafitti hotline 432-6050. See Something, Say Something. (Although I've never known Bisbee residents to be reluctant to say anything, anywhere, anytime, anyplace, any number of times) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Water Awareness Month WAM https://www.arizonawaterfacts.com/tips-resources >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Chiricahua Clinic Mention https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2022/03/24/covid-arizona-sonora-mexico-border-doctors-chiricahua-clinic-infectious-disease/6943332001/
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Sparklight Grant Cycle Opens. Applications for the company's Charitable Giving Fund,are open from April 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022. Grants will be made available across communities served by Sparklight • Education and Digital Literacy • Hunger Relief and Food Insecurity • Community Development Go here for more info: www.sparklight.com/charitablegiving
So you want to know about Javelinas...https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/2022/03/30/javelina-facts-everything-to-know/7135947001/ <<<<<<<<<<< SUPPORT ETSY STRIKE! I don't know how many sellers in Bisbee utilize Etsy. But masses of Etsy sellers are closing their stores from April 11 to April 18 to protest a hike in the platform’s fees from 5 percent per sale to 6.5 percent per sale. At the end of last year there were 7.5 million active sellers on the Etsy platform, which was up 72 percent year over year. The company itself is doing better than ever: From 2019 to 2020, revenue was up 111 percent to $1.7 billion, but the incremental cost increases for sellers — including advertising on the platform itself — have hit a breaking point. https://www.modernretail.co/platforms/coming-up-short-after-every-sale-etsy-sellers-prepare-to-strike-over-increased-fees/ <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< COMMON SENSE Although it wasn't the beginning of nastiness, a few years ago there was public encouragement of a coarser and derogatory way of talking to and about people. It has only gotten worse as social media gooses bad behavior, political positions have hardened into cultural likes/dislikes. It is like people have not only forgotten how to differ with respect, but have a need to vilify the other. These are some suggestions for local interactions.. keeping discussions civil and cultivate neighbors as people you know rather than enemies. Given the influx of newish peeps into Bisbee, it is also a way to help you/them form good neighbor habits. Yeah I know this sounds all goody goody, but wtf are you gonna do? Say Hello...introduce yourself, learn your neighbors names, and offer a regular friendly greeting. Give a heads up... to your neighbors if you are planning construction or landscaping. Do unto others...be considerate about noise, pets, vehicles. Know your differences...background, years in the hood, age can all contribute to misunderstandings. Consider the view...keep areas that others see presentable. Appreciate Them...let them know if they do something you like. Stay positive..don't assume something that irritates you was done on purpose Talk Honestly...Tolerance is important but if something is irritating you talk straight with them about what it is. Be Respectful...Talk directly to someone, don't gossip about them. Be Calm...if a neighbor mentions a problem they have with you, listen, thank them. You don't have to agree. Let feelings subside before responding. Listen Carefully...If discussing a problem try and understand your neighbor's position and why they feel that way. (This is from a column in the AZ Daily Star by Rosie Romero some months ago.)
From Melissa Lyers NewsletterGet these newsletters via email • Get a Request to Speak account A must-have source to separate the truly terrible from the merely bad bills and what to do about them; with a few 'supports' thrown in. "...a state budget is nowhere in sight. Behind the scenes, tensions are running high. Negotiations are stalled on a planned repeal of last year’s tax cuts, which would knock a citizen referendum off the ballot, and allow majority lawmakers to pass even bigger cuts in their place. Majority leadership’s dogged insistence on working with only Republicans, combined with the rail-thin one-vote majority in each chamber, mean a single Republican can derail anything. To no one’s surprise, that’s exactly what’s happening. In the Senate, one lawmaker (Boyer) wants more investment in public education (but also a voucher expansion). In the House, another wants to pay down state debt. But they’re missing the forest for the trees: That giant tax cut was unsustainable last year, and it’s unsustainable now. Since tax increases need to be passed by a 2/3 vote of both chambers, a future reversal is virtually impossible." Too late to comment but these bills are in the Rules committee. See what I mean about truly terrible? "SB1008, sponsored by Michelle Ugenti-Rita (R-23), would increase the margin for an automatic ballot recount to when the margin of difference between the top two candidates is within 0.5%. Currently recounts are required at 0.1% or 200 votes, whichever is less. If this had been in effect in 2020, Arizona would have been forced to recount all 3.3 million ballots at considerable taxpayer expense." (This would increase costs to taxpayers considerably for frivolous recounts.) "SB1211, sponsored by Nancy Barto (R-15), would require public schools to post a list of every single item teachers use or discuss with students, organized "at a minimum" by subject area, grade and teacher. The burden this places on already overworked, underpaid Arizona teachers cannot be overstated. After filing a written complaint, if the school board or administration fails to address the issue to a parent's satisfaction, the parent (or any other entity) could sue." (This kind of bill is being pushed in many states by groups that hate public education.) "SB1412 is now subject to a striker reviving HB2112, the so-called “no hurt feelings” bill, which would ban educators from discussing racist or “controversial” topics in schools and penalizes school districts with fines. ...In addition, the bill will directly harm student advancement, as the Advanced Placement program will not recognize schools that ban certain concepts." (The let's not talk about slavery bill. Have you heard the term whitewashing?)
A short-and likely incomplete-roundup of business property or businesses for sale in Bisbee.
A recent rumor has been circulating that Santiago's has been sold, or that is is reopening, or that it will be open only on weekends. None true. According to owner Rob Page, it has not been sold, it is not reopening. They are considering leasing to another company at some point. It will remain closed and a decision about the future of the restaurant will not be made for some months.
After 17 years, Mary Jane and Steve have put the Letson Loft building at 20-26 Main up for sale. The successful eight room hotel an three retail spaces has a list price of $2,250,000 with NextGen realtors. https://newgenadv.com/hotels-for-sale/?propertyId=1038512-sale
The Gym Club Suites at 39 Howell has had a buyer for months and although it has been a protracted process if all goes well a close at the end of April. Eighteen suites and rooms. Bob Klein/Tierra Antigua has the listing.
The 20 room La More Hotel/Bisbee Inn at 45 OK St. Current price is $885,000. Eliza Adams Real Estate has the listing.
The Oliver House at 26 Sowles is listed at $895,000 for 14 rooms and 7 bathrooms plus the usual B&B facilities. Bob Klein has the listing.
102 Tombstone, the former Tombstone Canyon Inn, is up for $549,000
High Desert Market is on the market for $950,000. Located at 203 Tombstone Canyon. The flourishing market has become a mainstay in Bisbee. Bob Klein/Tierra Antigua has the listing.
Double P Roadhouse at 600 Romero St. is listed for $675,000. Includes a Class 6 liquor license.
Contessa's Cantina at 202 Tombstone is rumored to be sold although I haven't confirmed it. Asking price was $365,000
The Stock Exchange, 15 Brewery Av. has also been on the market for months at $2,300,000. 1 Bar, 3 Restaurants, 10 rooms. Eliza Adams has the listing.
La Ramada, 1948 s. Naco Hwy, has also been on the market for months. $499,9990.
Cochise County is selling the former high school at 100 Clawson. Listed at $810,000, the 45 room building also has a spacious gym. Each floor of the building has entrances and exits onto the street level. Christine McLachlan of the Cochise County development services is the contact.
81 Main, the former Finder's Keepers site, is again up for sale, $497,500. It was bought, then there was some problem with fire suppression system-I don't have all details-and then the new owner relisted. Eliza Adams Real Estate has the listing.
The former convention center at 2 Main St. now housing the Table, Bisbee Coffee Co., Mel's Bodega and several other business has been for sale for sometime. Includes 40 parking spots. $2,500,000. Jean Noreen has the listing.
The Lyric Theater, housing Bisbee Realty, has been sold. Same person that bought the Bisbee Royale.
Jason Kihl, the copper guy, has his building, the former Outback Fine Dining, for sale at 3693 Hwy 80 for $449,000. Four acres plus a large building.
There have been no new-build permits issues in many months. The number of houses in Bisbee remains the same and that indicates Bisbee is not increasing in population. That may change a very small amount when some larger buildings (hillcrest, old high school) may offer more apartments. The census showed a decline in population to under 5000. Even if there was an under count-debatable in Bisbee-the population is stagnant or slowly decreasing. That is not a good sign.
Eighteen houses sold in January, traditionally a slow month, for a total of almost $4 million. Eight houses sold in February for $1.7 million, the slowest month in a year. There have been only two months of less than 10 house sales since May of 2020. That could reflect the lack of properties on the market or just a temporary slowdown or just meaningless.
These are the properties and prices.
805 Headstart Way $32k/$37.5k
204 C ST $110,000
215 San Jose Dr. $115,000
79 Main St. $135,000
3648 Oldsmobile Dr. $159,000
202 B St. $159.5k/$158.5k
112 Graham dr. $165k/$155k
921 American Av. $165k/$160k
15 Black Knob View $160,000
115 A St. $179,000
531 Santa Cruz $184.9k/$175k
22 Gardner St. $185k/$195k
112 E. Black Knob $194,000
702 Yuma Tr. $210,000
235 Brewery Av $225,000
303 Cochise Ln $235,000
12 Mojave Trail $258,000
409 Bisbee Rd $269,900
505 N. Lupine Pl $275k/$265k
204 Brewery Av $287,000
408 C Mason $287k/$290k
941 Pueblo Ct. $299k/$295,000
131 Higgins Hill $300k/$325k
508 Brophy $325,000
136 Tombstone $333,000
428 D Brophy $405,000
There were 27 residential permits issue in each of the two first months of they year. Jan totals were $293.657 and February's permits totaled $422,614. There were few commercial jobs during those two months. While the number of permits have gone down a bit from the summer months in 2021, they are substantially higher than the fall.
It is somewhat misleading to look at one month apart from a quarter or half a year because one large multifaceted remodel might skew a monthly total with a much higher permit price. Generally permits are issued for remodels or maintenance upgrades such as roofing, heaters, air conditioners, and other pluming and electrical projects. Occassionally solar installations will skew permits upwards also.
However the numbers indicate a very healthy construction period with ample workers employed and homeowners often waiting months to get on a contractors schedule.
(These stats are always for actual spending that occurred two months prior, in this case January and December.)
Butts in Bed fa shoor! The strength of tourism is providing the city with better than projected revenue.
The bed tax brought in a whopping $59,355, the most ever. Regular hotel taxes also were the highest ever at $46,190. Along with an historic monthly high for restaurant/bars, $47,390, Retail taxes (that includes non-tourism non-food spending such as hardware, lumber, gasoline, etc) were $95,744, short of the six-digit figures in many months of the last year. Home consumption food took a $9,000 dip over December. Internet sales were dropped again to $18,138 on par for the year with the exception of a couple months.
December was a head scratcher. The 5% bed tax brought in major revenue, $41k, about double + what it has registered in previous months. Regular hotel taxes also were very high for the month, $45k, about three times the usual amount. Since these totals were for December spending, it was a banner month to end 2021. That was reflected in restaurant/bar sales as well which showed a hefty 25% increase over November and doubled that of October.
Historically December is a slowish month with only the last week picking up the entire month. Not so in 2021.
Retail however was down for the month, about $10k from November, but retail spending always dips in December. Bisbee is simply not a place for Xmas gift shopping apparently. Groceries for home consumption bumped up about $7 grand while internet sales slowed when one would assume it would increase for the holiday. Go figure.
Interestingly enough Chiricahua has seen an increase in visitation and Coronado is almost flat. Chiricahua is significantly more remote than Coronado.
Chiricahua National Monument
Feb 22 6129 8.5% increase
Feb 21 5646
Jan/22 4,894 15% increase
Coronado National Monument
Feb 22 11,168 -.3% decrease
Feb 21 5646
Jan/22 10,419 -.03 decrease
As sales tax figures indicate, the city's budget shows that revenue collections are ahead of projections.
With 75% of the FY passed in March, collections are about 81% or $107,000 higher than projections. Although property taxes are below projections that does not account for May being the second installment of semi-annual taxes. Licenses and permits are well ahead of projections, likely reflecting the remodel sector, and if that continues, revenue will be about $60k above expectations. Ambulance fees continue to lag about $70k behind projections. Queen Mine revenue for tours and merch is $408,000 more than expected; a huge year if it continues. The treasurer's report sums it up, "Total General Fund expenditures are at 62% or about $1,036,000 under than projected for this point in the fiscal year. This is largely due to short staff in the PD and FD. The higher-than-expected revenue in some categories and overall lower than expected expenses gives a current net revenue over expense is $835,000."
In February 67% of the fiscal year passed, revenue collections are about 76% or $170k ahead of the budgeted projections for this period. Ambulance fees are the only dim spot in revenue. While other services show increased revenue, to date ambulance collections are about $70k below projections.
The City Treasurer reported that departmental expenditures are less than projected while revenue is higher than expected yielding a current surplus of about $948k.
With lower than expected expenditures, the City Treasurer reported that departmental expenditures are less than projected while revenue is higher than expected yielding a current surplus of about $948k.
UNEMPLOYMENT (from cochiseeconomy.com)
The county and cities are slowly returning to pre-pandemic figures. In some case, better than 2020. Job gains were seen mostly in the service industry with leisure and hospitality adding 100 jobs in February. And local and state government adding another 100.
Bisbee’s unemployment rate was 1.6 percent in February (down from 1.7 percent in January and 3.5 percent in February 2021).
County unemployment stayed the same as January at 3.8%. That is down significantly from 6.5% during the same period in 2021.
The website noted "Within Cochise County’s private sector, service-providing jobs were up by 600 (2.9 percent) from February 2021 to February 2022, with the gain of 400 jobs in leisure and hospitality (12.5 percent), 200 jobs in trade, transportation, and utilities (3.2 percent), and 100 jobs in information (25.0 percent). Those gains were partly offset by the loss of 100 professional and business services jobs (-2.2 percent). Job numbers held steady in financial activities, educational and health services, and other services in the 12 months ended February."
In 2021, bank deposits in Cochise County (as of June 30) were up 18.1% - the biggest increase since 2008 and the second largest on record (with records back to 1994).
The 2021 increase is on the heels of a 12% jump in 2020, making it the largest 2-year increase on record.
Deposits were up in all cities in 2021, with the largest increases in Willcox (+25.2%) and Sierra Vista (+19.8%). Benson, Bisbee, and Douglas all saw bank deposits grow between 12.2% and 12.6%, while Fort Huachuca saw the smallest annual gain at 8.5%.
Deposits in 2020 and 2021 were helped along by COVID stimulus payments.
There has been a steady increase in the number of Autos and pedestrians coming into the US through the port of Naco.
December 2021 26,000 autos came into the US. An increase of more than 6,000 over July/2021. About 9000 pedestrians enter; with the last several months seeing a doubling of the number of peds in July/21
The number of trucks entering the US at Naco has decreased slightly to about 250 in December/21 from 330 in July/21
Stats for Douglas POE shows 70,000 pedestrians the past few months; triple the number in July/21. The number of autos entering has also risen to about 125,000 in Dec/21 up 20$ from July/21.The number of trucks entering the US at Douglas has remained steady the past six months at about 2500.
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
Terrace Homes LLC
Cecilia V. Rivas Schuemann
316 Pirrung Av.
Bisbee Hatchet House
Redbone Bisbee Vintage LLC
Lucy St. John
TRUSTEE SALES/PUBLIC AUCTION
609 Oliver Circle
May 11, 11 AM Cochise County Courthouse
608 Congdon St.
May 11, 11 AM Cochise County Courthouse
307 Van Dyke
June 2, 11 AM Cochise County Courthouse
THE BISBEE FOUNDATION
In addition to allocating grants and scholarships later this month, the foundation has a new prez and one of the grant funded project has come to fruition.
Welcome to the World of Reading
A new short vid featuring a local family sharing books with their little one is available throught the Copper Queen Library video channel https://youtu.be/04mlwiO-2AY
Featuring the Vertree family, the short video is a grant funded project of the Bisbee Foundation for early childhood literacy. In conjunction with the vid release, a variety of cloth and board books will be distributed at request to families with 0-3 age toddlers at both library sites.
In addition to the Copper Queen Library youtube channel, this and future videos will appear on the BUSD web page and distributed by teachers to their parent mailing lists. The library is urging all who see the vid to share it with those who have toddlers.
This project is a recognition that reading to children beginning at birth is very important for any child's mental development and eventual success in school and life
BISBEE FOUNDATION NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
The Bisbee Foundation has elected a new President, Brenda Morales, a lifelong resident of Bisbee. Nominated by former President Doug Dunn, Morales was a unanimous choice of the foundation board.
Mrs. Morales has been the office manager for the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum for six years in addition to running the Bisbee Visitor Center office at the museum.
A Bisbee Foundation board member for the past four years, she serves on the boards of the Bisbee Boys & Girls Club and the Bisbee Science Lab. Mrs. Morales is a volunteer at the Coalition for the Homeless and is an active member of St. Patrick's Church. With her husband Ramon, they have two adult daughters, both graduates of Bisbee High School, attending the University of Arizona.
In a short statement Mrs. Morales said, “I am honored to be a part of the Bisbee Foundation, an organization that invests in the wellbeing of our youth and community. Family and community have always been the core of who I am.”
Dunn, who will remain on the board, has been on TBF Board of Directors since 2001, and served as President for 20 years. Under his leadership, the Foundation endowment has grown from less than $200,000 to $950,000.
Among many other initiatives at the Foundation, he has been instrumental in setting up educational grants for teachers and helping expand scholarships for students.
A former councilperson for Ward 2, Dunn has been active in the Bisbee community through his work at the foundation. His current interest, with his wife Donna, is in supporting early child literacy.
The Bisbee Foundation was founded in 1985 to provide scholarships to Bisbee students/residents pursuing college degrees as well as grants to community organizations to support local programs. They are funded by donations and endowments.
Grant and scholarship recipients will soon be announced from the recent Spring 2022 grant cycle.
More information on the foundation as well as how to contribute is at www.bisbeefoundation.com.
BISBEE CITY INFORMATION
Budget Schedule (These are the meeting where comments should be made about spending priorities. I think there is call to the public. But send comments to your councilpeople.) 4/18…. Draft budget to the council (the draft budget will be in background notes of notification of special sessions) 4/25, 25, 27 28 …. Special council sessions to go over the draft budget 5/3…Conduct hearing/adopt tentative budget 5/12, 5/17…(By law) publish in newspaper for two consecutive weeks 6/7…Meeting and vote on final proposed budget City Employment Opportunities, go here:http://www.bisbeeaz.gov/jobs.aspx Job Postings for: Accountant Streets/Equipment Operator Firefighter EMT/Paramedic Police Officer Police Records Clerk All things related to official city government, go here: http://www.bisbeeaz.gov/ To get on an email list for city communications such as the council agenda or bid postings, go here to the 'notify me' site: http://www.bisbeeaz.gov/list.aspx?Mode=Subscribe - newsFlash For meeting agendas go here: http://www.bisbeeaz.gov/66/Agendas-Minutes For council meetings go here: http://www.bisbeeaz.gov/2332/Audio-Recordings-of-Mayor-and-Council-Se For garbage routes, go here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1-58HKuFuU7EA8BC18L6VPUv9pI8nap8y&ll=31.420275525057058,-109.90478485000001&z=13 Current Fee Schedule as of 7/2020 http://www.bisbeeaz.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7341/City-Fee-Schedule-070821?bidId= Short Term Rentals ordinance and business license form go here: http://www.bisbeeaz.gov/2426/Vacation-Rentals-Short-Term-Rentals
Trump offers to help Putin file for bankrupcy Donald J. Trump has reached out to Vladimir Putin to help Russia file for bankruptcy, the former U.S. President has confirmed. Calling the Russian economy “in very, very bad, terrible shape” as a result of Western sanctions, Trump said that bankruptcy was “quite frankly” Putin’s only option. “Bankruptcy is scary the first time you do it,” Trump said. “But once you’ve done it five or six times it’s the easiest and most beautiful thing in the world.” Trump said that “the first thing Putin should do is stop paying his bills, and that’s something I can show him how to do.” The former President also offered to send his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to Moscow to advise the Russian Federation on bankruptcy. “No one can get you into bankruptcy faster than Jared,” Trump boasted. Other articles from the Borowitz Report...
Trump suggests that Putin should just claim he won.
Putin is starting to worry about his strategy after Trump calls him smart.
Trump fears Putin is too distracted by Ukraine to help him with his 2024 campaign.
Republicans support democracy in Ukraine as long as it does not spread to the U.S.
Putin says he deserves Ukraine as consolation for losing the White House.
Biden tells Putin he must return his Oval Office keys
A satirical look at the news; the Borowitz Report: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-offers-to-help-russia-file-for-bankruptcy? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WRITE A HAIKU To celebrate National Poetry Month (who knew?) the Copper Queen Library is accepting submissions for their Haiku Community Showcase. The form of a haiku is 3 lines, 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Basho I am not, yes a feeble example, but sneaky word fun:Big effort to show a haiku for you to know Ha! I know you knew Go here to share your gem: https://www.bisbeeaz.gov/FormCenter/Library-9/Haiku-Community-Showcase-68 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What's life without some groaners...
John Travolta tested negative for coronavirus last night. Turns out it was just Saturday night fever.
I saw an ad for burial plots, and thought to myself that's the last thing I need.
Intelligence is like underwear. It is important that you have it, but not necessary that you show it off.
A courtroom artist was arrested today for an unknown reason; details are sketchy.
People are making end of the world jokes like there's no tomorrow.
Whatever you do, always give 100% unless you're donating blood.
What do you call a sleepwalking nun? Roamin’ Catholic.
A girl said she recognized me from her vegetarian club but I’d never met herbivore.
I've always had an irrational fear of speed bumps but I'm slowly getting over it.
What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? Short.
If you're not supposed to eat at night, why is there a light bulb in the refrigerator?
My friend died when we couldn't remember his blood type. As he died, he kept insisting "be positive," but it's hard without him.
Don't let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case.