Greedy Inept Arizona Utility Companies

Where I live in Phoenix, I am forced to use APS (Arizona Public Service) for my Electric Power Company.

Yesterday I went in to pay my bill and APS got rid of the 'Payment Only Line' and installed those looped rope style waiting lines instead.
This causes people who simply want to get in and out fast by paying their utility bill to wait in line for people with problems or issues. Many of these are Non Speaking English Illegals.
Why in hell should I have to wait in line to give someone money?
Why are these greedy asshole utility companies even hooking electric power and other types of service (gas, water, sewer, trash, cable, telephone, etc.) to homes and apartments with Illegals?
It comes down to pure greed by these utility companies and their monopoly on services.

Utility companies of all kinds should have to compete for your service !!!
This would reduce the cost to the consumer, and improve customer service.

My husband, Mr. NO Patience, is gonna inquire today about me running for politics in Arizona. I am thinking of running for Governor. I have no experience but I do have common sense and no political ties.
I can't wait to come home from work today and hear what he was told, nothing good I bet.


Photo Radar

If you're just moving to Arizona, or visiting, or maybe been away for awhile, welcome.
YES, welcome to Arizona's Photo Radar System, a convenient way to raise large sums of revenue by inept politicians who spend money faster than they take it in.


Arizona Adoption Laws were ceated by Liberal Ne'er-do-wells

This is a subject that has been on my mind and has pissed me off for many years.

I cannot speak for other states, but in Arizona if you want to adopt a child you have to go classes run by a bunch of idiot psychobabble morons to inform you how to raise your child.
We wanted to adopt a child, even after explaining that we have children, the state said, 'We don't care, attend the school or you are not qualified as parents.'
The state's adoption bureau information office told us if we weren't happy then go adopt a child from overseas, because even if we adopted from another location inside the United States we would still half to abide by Arizona laws.

Again, you have to just say - WTF !!

We decided against adoption, so some little girl somewhere didn't get a home because of the idiotic bureaucracy and stupid Arizona Adoption Laws.
Why you ask - well we were quite offended when told that we had no knowledge on how to raise a child even though we have done so successfully, that we should adopt from some third world shit-hole country, and who the hell has the time to attend some stupid classes.
You have to wonder, how many children in Arizona or the United States for that matter don't get adopted because of the government?
In case you are asking yourself, why didn't we go to a private or non profit adoption agency, because they are subject to the same laws.
What's worse, we wanted a little girl and were willing to take a child from 5 to 10 years old. Most parents want infants. Older children are harder to place, but the state doesn't give a crap as long as they get what they want!

If I ever run for office I am going for the BIG ONE, governor, and there are so many things I'd like to change, starting with doing business in the government using common sense!


Arizona Spends Taxpayer Money Like it Grows on Trees.

City of Phoenix Arizona City Hall - If the lights were off in one building from 6pm - 6am, and all weekend, Maricopa County could save $222,000.

Amid financial crisis, the government in Arizona could save hundreds of thousands of dollars if officials turned off building lights at night. But many of the lights just burn all night long.
In a recent address to the nation, President Barack Obama said, “Our government now pays the highest energy bills in the world.”
How high? The November electricity bill for Phoenix City Hall (and two surrounding buildings) totaled almost $122,000.
The state, the county and the city all face massive shortfalls, yet lights are being left on overnight.
We checked two dozen government buildings, at each hour throughout the night, for a week-long period.
There were signs of some savings. We saw the lights at the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in Phoenix go off at 10 p.m.
For all other building that were lit less than 50-percent of the night, we considered them off too.
But the ABC15 Investigators found the lights on consistently at 15 buildings, including the Arizona Attorney General's Office, the Maricopa County Central Courthouse, the Arizona Capitol Museum, the Arizona State Land Department building and the Arizona Department of Health Services building.
Doctor George Basile with ASU's School of Sustainability said he isn’t sure why the lights are on.
“Let's not make this rocket science," he said. "When you don't need lights on then turn them off. Put in a better bulb, start thinking about it.”
Cleaning crews likely aren't to blame here. The lights were on all night at the Arizona Department of Education, even though the cleaning crew left by 9 p.m.
At the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building, we found the same thing. At 1:30 a.m., we watched as the cleaning crew left, yet the building was still fully lit.
State records show their cleaning is done by 1 a.m., the county finishes up cleaning by 1:30 a.m. and the city cleaning is done at 2 a.m.
So how much money could be saved with the flick of a switch?
We used the Maricopa County Central Courthouse as an example. The county told us the square footage and the type of bulbs they use.
Then, ASU's energy experts did the math.
If the lights were off from 6 p.m. - 6 a.m., and all weekend, the county could save about $18,500 per month.
Multiply that by 12 months, and you get $222,000 for one building.
Include all 15 buildings, and the savings is substantial.
Last month, then Governor Janet Napolitano asked that lights be turned off overnight in state buildings.
Following her request, we went back to check and found many buildings still lit up including the Arizona Department of Revenue, the very department collecting money for state needs.
But our investigation may now be getting some results.
Late last week, a spokesperson for the state said, "The new administration issued a directive... night maintenance will turn off lights when possible. Thanks for pointing it out.”
The City of Phoenix also said it has an Energy Management Program and they have reduced usage recently.
A spokesperson for Maricopa County said they share ABC15's concerns and contracted with APS for an audit of all facilities.

My Comments:
1/ Democrat Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, another do nothing politician is complaining his city doesn't have money but he and city council sure know how to spend it. Like most of the Mayors in America, both Democrat and Republican, they have their hand out and are looking for President Obama to bail them out of their financial crisis. That means we the people, we the taxpayers, but who is going to pay for this later down the road... We The People, We the Taxpayers, that's who!
2/ I am sure other cities have their share of debt and irresponsible politicians as well.
3/ The more of this I see, the closer I get to running for office.


You-Tube: Litter Cleanup

Next time someone talks about 'Illegal Aliens' in the United States, tell them to watch this video clip of what they bring to Arizona.