March 2, 2006

Well, that big Pacific storm we had hoped would work east enough to break our streak of 132 days without rain turned out to be a bust. This blurb from the Arizona Republic about sums it all up:

Disregard the sprinkle marks on your windshields: There was no measurable rain in the Valley as of late Tuesday, weather officials said.

But there were traces of rain reported in Peoria, Litchfield Park, Mesa, north Phoenix, Wickenburg and other areas. And that was enough to get people excited.

“It smells like rain and feels humid,” said Jesse Matthews, 27, of Phoenix. “It sprinkled in my hand when I walked out of my apartment. (It was) cool.”

In fact, I can report that I felt 3 – count ’em, 3! – sprinkle drops on my hand last night while taking out the trash. And that, my friends is what is called “weather” out here in the Valley of the Sun.

Heard yesterday that Arizona’s governor Janet Napolitano is now prepared to use state money to fund the National Guard patrolling our border with Mexico. Oh, and by the way, it just so happens she made this announcement one day before she filed the papers needed for her run for re-election this year. Madre di Dios.

UPDATE: Why now when she has been Governor since 2002, you ask? Far be it from me to be a cynic when it comes to Democratic governors in border states, but could it possibly be because of this?

In Arizona, however, Republican candidate Len Munsil, through a grassroots campaign, has turned up the heat on incumbent Governor Janet Napolitano.

…Munsil has established a platform that includes fiscal and immigration issues and refuses to be a one-trick pony. He jumped into the race in December, and he quickly topped all his fellow GOP competitors in funding, even those who had been campaigning for months. He’s reached the next stage, requiring $5 contributions from resident Arizonans to help his campaign continue.

(Hat tip: Redstate).

Hugh Hewitt has the latest on that intriguing story of Pope Bendict XVI perhaps working towards reconciliation between the Vatican and the schismatic Society of Pius X. Of course, had Hugh been following this blog regularly he could have gotten all the goods on this story back on February 4. Sorry, Hugh! 🙂

The PGA Tour moves to the East Coast for the first leg of its Florida swing to the Doral and it’s Blue Monster course. Goodboy Steve “Killer” Kowalski has, in fact, played the Blue Monster and calls it “not a bad tract, a fair test, though not as difficult as Trull Brook“. The Doral is the year’s first big draw tournament, with a field that includes everybody who’s anybody in the golf world. While it’s difficult not to pick Tiger to win, I’m gonna go out on a limb – a BIG limb – and pick Sean O’Hair.

Filed in: Golf & Sports,Politics & World Events,Religion & Culture by The Great White Shank at 00:35 | Comments (3)
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  1. Is there any stretch of holes more difficult than 12, 13 and 14 at Trull Brook? The tee shot looking through the “Tunnel ‘O Trees” on 13 is about the most knee-knocking shot I’ve ever had to play (especially when the markers are back in the box).
    I’m sure the Great White Shank has lost a few Titelists in the left hand side of that particular hole.
    But 16, 17 and 18 are a great threesome to finish up a round at Trull Brook, especially the generous green on 18. If you walk that course, you appreciate #18 all the more.

    Comment by Dave Richard — March 2, 2006 @ 9:50 pm


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