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Cave Creek getting raped
The Dark Side • Miscellany

Yes, rape is a hostile word but what else would you call the destruction of our attractive medians for the bike lanes, the slowdown of traffic and a setback for the image of the town that will take years to overcome?

It will be interesting to compare this year’s and last year’s tax revenue with previous years. Cave Creek Road was a show place of desert vegetation without having to waste time and money for desert tours. And I don’t believe for a minute the retorts of bicyclists that they will be responsible for more revenue in Cave Creek. They, unlike automobile drivers, are not taxed for road building and maintenance. Causal observation of their “driving” habits should draw the attention of MCSO.

Guest Editorials:

By John Traynor & Jim Van Allen  |  january 20, 2016

Commissioner Hitchon’s misguided missiles

Just when you think some sanity could creep into Carefree, warheads fly.  Ms. Hitchon, who happens to be a voting member of Carefree’s Planning & Zoning Commission, and a long-time cheerleader for Carefree Town Administrator, Gary Neiss, used her blog / not-quite-the-truth email to initiate a personal attack.  Apparently she was very distraught over two CFM Newsletters which we sent out, one prior to the P&Z meeting and the other as a summary of that meeting.  Her attack included words and phrases like inflammatory, highly editorialized, couldn’t hear, sketchy notes, and incendiary assertions.  Needless to say those words and the other half-truths she imparted along with them were clearly intended to motivate her ardent followers; I can already visualize the names on the forthcoming letters she will publish shortly.  I wonder if those chosen followers would agree to allowing construction of 50, 60, or 70 foot tall buildings in Carefree (I doubt even Ed Morgan would go along with that).  Or, will they simply agree with her hate words and completely ignore the real issue.  Haters hate, and Ms. Hitchon seems to hate anyone who disagrees with her or the Town Administrator & Planner.

By Matt Barber  |  january 20, 2016

Every Muslim will bow before Jesus

My goal here is not to offend. Or to persuade. In matters of the spirit, there is but One capable of opening the eyes of the heart. My objective is to sow seeds of Truth so the Holy Spirit might, according to His perfect pleasure, purpose and will, cultivate the soul as He deems just.

We Christ followers are admonished to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us (see Matthew 5:44). This obliges us to at once love and pray for, among other antichrist subsets, the 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, including the hundreds-of-millions who faithfully embrace Muhammad’s myriad commands to commit violence against the Christian, the Jew and all other non-Muslims.

By Lawrence Sellin, PhD   |  january 20, 2016

Ted Cruz is a U.S. citizen at birth, natural born is a different question

According to Public Law 414, June 27, 1952, An Act: To revise the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality and for other purposes [H.R. 5678], Title III Nationality and Naturalization, Chapter 1 - Nationality at Birth and by Collective naturalization; Nationals and citizens of the United States at birth, the relevant section being:

SEC. 301. (a) The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:

(7) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than ten years, at least five of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years: Provided That any periods of honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States by such citizen parent may be included in computing the physical presence requirements of this paragraph.

By Jim Van Allen   |  january 20, 2016

Expensive holiday gifts for Ed Lewis

Back in February 2015 Ed Lewis said he was done with Carefree. He insulted the mayor and council and really blasted Councilman Farrar. Then in August he came back with his new Luxury Condo Plan for his South parcel but still no plans for the North parcel. This time he was not holding the Town of Carefree 'hostage' by insisting the town spend up to $4 million for the ASU project. Everything looked to be on the 'up and up' as they say, even though losing the ASU project is considered a major blow to the town.