TOO LITTLE TOO LATE  3:41 pm January 11, 2012

Jan Brewer Sorry She Pawned Off Arizona State Capitol, Wants It Back

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

A better ride than having Jan Brewer as your governor!

One of the dimmer stars in the galaxy of indignities that Arizona’s teabagger governor loon Jan Brewer has wrought upon her dominion is the fact that she sold off the state’s capitol to a bunch of private investors in 2010 to raise some quick cash and is currently only leasing the government’s office space, which looks a little embarrassing as Arizona is now looking forward to celebrating its centennial next month in a rental shack. OOPS. She’s really sorry about this, though, so she wants the state legislature to buy it back for her with some of the money it’s been saving from cutting education and health care (and then passing a half-billion dollar corporate tax cut). This will heal the pain, surely!

From the Yuma Sun:

Citing the state’s upcoming 100th birthday, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday asked lawmakers to buy back three buildings at the Capitol that were mortgaged off two years ago to balance the budget.

The move will cost the state $105 million out of its current budget surplus. Brewer press aide Matthew Benson said the state has the cash.

Benson acknowledged the state actually got only $81 million for the state House, the Senate and the nine-story executive tower that includes Brewer’s office when it negotiated a ‚Äúsale-leaseback” arrangement in 2010.

But he said that $24 million difference should not be seen as an exorbitant interest rate for just two years of borrowing. Instead, Benson said, it actually is a savings: If the state had taken the full 20 years to pay off the debt, the cost would be far more.

Brewer, however, said she sees this as more than an issue of dollars and cents. She called it a matter of pride as the state recovers economically.

Yep, that’ll save Arizona’s pride! [Yuma Sun via Mother Jones]

 
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Barb January 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm

What a big prick! Prickly prick? Cocktus?

slithytoves January 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I think I've seen that picture used on Wonkette at least a dozen times. Can't they find any other pictures of ridiculous penies? I mean that shouldn't take any effort at all.

nounverb911 January 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Jan Brewer? Wasn't she one of the headless bodies they found in the desert?

chascates January 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I thought she was one of the Brady girls.

DaRooster January 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

AZ wishes.

Spurning Beer January 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I miss Riley. Remember when he reported on Brewer changing her story about the ranchers being beheaded, and admitting that they were, in fact, in mint condition?

But I love you, too, Kirsten. Ever true to Brown!

GunToting[Redacted] January 11, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The best was after the debate when a reporter actually did his job and asked her to back up the "headless bodies" claim. She locked up like she was going through a crash/reboot cycle then ran away.

emmelemm January 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Oooh… that WAS a great moment.

kissawookiee January 11, 2012 at 4:35 pm

No. She only sounds that way every time she talks.

poncho_pilot January 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm

brainless. i think you mean brainless.

PsycWench January 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

Possibly soulless also.

poncho_pilot January 12, 2012 at 7:55 pm

she'd probably lease her soul out if she had one.

johnnyzhivago January 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Seriously, I'm out of snark for Rethuglicans. Fuck them all with a rusty cattle prod, please….

IceCreamEmpress January 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Larry "Widestance" Craig says "Holla!"

Maman January 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Wow. Is anyone in Arizona trying to figure out how she is connected to the people who she sold the Capitol to?

NorthStarSpanx January 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

And why aren't their nice corporate logo's and tag-lines plastered all over the place?

starfanglednut January 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

The Arizona State Government, brought to you by Nike, Kraft Foods, and Philip Morris.

Jukesgrrl January 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm

You got one right. It's Arizona, brought to you by Philip Morris, Smith & Wesson, and the private prison industry.

PsycWench January 12, 2012 at 11:25 am

Has Monsanto not gotten a foothold yet?

nounverb911 January 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

"Numbers are hard."
–Jan Brewer

vtxmcrider January 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm

That's about the only thing that could ever be hard for Jan.

DerrickWildcat January 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I would think the Capitol would be worth twice the original price seeing how awesome Arizona became after Brewer.

memzilla January 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

This is good news for those fine folks at JP Morgan Goldman of America Mortgage Backed Securities.

Seriously, Jan, if you don't think we don't know — and that it won't eventually be uncovered — that your Rethuglican political connections are involved in this real estate buyback deal, then I've got some beachfront property in Sedona to sell you.

littlebigdaddy January 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Just waiting for a big Muslin haboob to blow them all away.

rambone January 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

This is why Arizona can't have nice things . . .

johnnyzhivago January 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Why just sell the capitol?? Sell the whole fucking state to California to use as a garbage dump or to the military to use for drone bombing practice. Sell the citizens too!! The military needs lots and lots of targets and humans make great ones!

MissTaken January 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Do not want. In fact, us in Nor Cal are always thinking of ways to get rid of Southern California. Those bastards take our water.

natoslug January 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Those of us truly in Nor Cal are suspicious of anyone south of the Mendocino line. And even those shifty bastards are suspect. Fortunately, we seem to be too perpetually stoned to do anything about it.

Crank_Tango January 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

it's OK. I peed in the water.

chilequiles January 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Mmm, yes, give us your delicious water, it's absolutely imperative for survival! I mean, have you seen how dry my lawn has been looking lately? The ladies at the homeowner's association are not pleased.

SorosBot January 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Or sell it back to Mexico.

Blueb4sunrise January 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

You're too late with that proposal.

Dudleydidwrong January 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Has Brewer considered selling off Arizona's citizens for body parts and transplants? Lots of money to be made there, Jan. Start with Sheriff Joe. Somebody might want his shriveled balls for trucknuts on their Prius.

Captain_Quark January 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm

A matter of pride? In Arizona? Someone should tell her that there's nothing to be proud of in Arizona.

DahBoner January 11, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Someone should tell her that there's nothing to be proud of in Arizona.

Except for the Grand Canyon, but nothing man-made, fer sure…

chicken_thief January 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Bristol libel!!!!

MissTaken January 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Math is hard

SorosBot January 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

She's just a girl so she can't understand math anyway, in the right-wing mind.

nounverb911 January 11, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Doesn't Walnuts have some friends in the banking industry that could help?

GOPCrusher January 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm

He did. Not sure if their prison sentences are up yet.

DaRooster January 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

"So what… I'm supposed to look before I leeeaaahhh……."

SorosBot January 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I'd feel bad for the people of Arizona, but they're the ones who put this racist dumb asshole in the Governor's mansion in the first place.

GunToting[Redacted] January 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Not all of us.

SorosBot January 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

OK, I'll feel bad for those of you who didn't vote for her.

Negropolis January 12, 2012 at 2:07 am

Yeah, all two of them.

BerkeleyBear January 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Technically, the Obama administration had something to do with it, since Brewer backed into the gig from the office of Secretary of State when Napolitano went to DHS. But the dumb bunnies did give her a full term once given the chance.

NewtsChicknNeck January 12, 2012 at 10:23 am

That's MADAME Racist Dumb Asshole. She didn't spend years at Glendale Community College to receive a certificate as a radiological technologist and later ascend to the highest office in the state just so you could forget to call her MADAME, sir.

Also, kind of ironic that the Gov. of Az. never found the time to get a mail-order degree when the harverd of for-profit institutions of hier book-learnin' is in her sun-baked backyard. c'mon, Jan, you're a phoenix.

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Who says the real estate market has crashed in Arizona.

weejee January 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

In the photo is that Jan Brewer in a dark burqua diving under those cacti nutz? Is she trying to give Arizona a prostrate probate exam?

Mumbletypeg January 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Arizona! The gift that keeps on giving. If I may borrow from a Jimmy Dean tune:

We forgive you Arizona
For all the strange rows you've hoed;
You're drinking from your saucer
'Cause your cup o' crazy done overflowed.

DerrickWildcat January 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I have a great idea. We can combine the Arizona Capitol and the Nevada Capitol and move it to Mexico. Think of the money this will save your constituents!

ttommyunger January 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Have another drink, Governor, it'll be all right.

DahBoner January 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm

She could really use a few shots of Botox…..

ttommyunger January 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Or just shot. Oooops! Am I being too direct?

Callyson January 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Why don't they just sell it to Walnuts, and it can be one of his who-knows-how-many houses?

Schmannnity January 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Owing 105 million on a 81 million dollar loan? How ironic that a Republican has put the desert state of Arizona underwater.

Callyson January 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Also:
House Minority Leader Chad Campbell was skeptical of the move because paying off the debt now — plus future interest — does not save any money compared with simply paying off the buildings after 10 years. More to the point, Campbell said, paying off the debt does nothing to create jobs.
Money wasted, jobs scarce, embarrassing headlines…yep, the Republicans are in power…

proudgrampa January 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Don't ya just love bureaucratic math? It's like from another dimension.

Jesus H. Christ. On a pogo stick..

FlownOver January 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

My quick 'rithumatick says AZ will pay about 15% APR for that loan. Payday lenders stand in awe.

chascates January 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

She'll probably still want to contract out all maintenance, cleaning, etc. of the buildings to prominent Republicans backers. That's part of the 'private enterprise always does it better' philosophy so beloved by people who go into government in order to dismantle it.

James Michael Curley January 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Before November Jan Brewer's ears will slam together due to lack of substance preventing the occurrence..

Indiepalin January 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Here in NM we celebrated OUR 100th over the weekend by unveiling a new state flag: It's a painting of a guy sitting in his pickup truck with the engine running while his buddy runs into Allsups to buy some more beer.

DahBoner January 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm

It's a painting of a 15 year-old guy sitting in his pickup truck with the engine running with an ignition interlock while his buddy runs into Allsups to buy some more beer.

Fixed!!!

Indiepalin January 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

….and fireworks

GOPCrusher January 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Joe Dirt: So you're gonna tell me that you don't have no black cats, no Roman Candles, or screaming mimis?
Kicking Wing: No.
Joe Dirt: Oh come on, man. You got no lady fingers, fuzz buttles, snicker bombs, church burners, finger blasters, gut busters, zippity do das, or crap flappers?
Kicking Wing: No, I don't.
Joe Dirt: You're gonna stand there, ownin' a fireworks stand, and tell me you don't have no whistlin' bungholes, no spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin' kitty chaser?
Kicking Wing: No… because snakes and sparklers are the only ones I like.
Joe Dirt: Well that might be your problem, it's not what you like, it's the consumer.

Indiepalin January 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Doesn't Sheriff Joe still have some of those "Prison Tents" left, stored in his garage? They should do the trick. It's sure more than Brewer and her gang of idiots deserve.

SayItWithWookies January 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Someone better tell Arpaio not to give all his tents away — he'll be needing one for himself soon enough.

BigDumbRedDog January 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

At least they're not underwater on their mortgage like I am. I wish I was renting.

Radiotherapy January 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I can hardly wait for her endorsement of someone in the clown car.

MissTaken January 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm

When I was little I sold my bike to the neighbor kid for $2. My parents were understandably pissed and told me to get the bike back that night. I had to pay $5. I learned this lesson when I was seven, too bad Brewer had to wait until she turned 183 to learn it.

SayItWithWookies January 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Oh, Arizona's running a surplus — well maybe they can use that money to buy kidneys for those dead people who needed them a while back. Oh, and fuck you, Jan Brewer.

Radiotherapy January 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Are we really sure she isn't Rexella van Impe?

emmelemm January 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm

O M G

I've seen their late-night newscast infomercial dealie-bobs! It's IN-SANE.

(Sometimes I do work in the middle of the night because it's the only time I can concentrate. And I need the TV on so I don't feel so alone….)

coolhandnuke January 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

'Razing Arizona" a Koch brothers film.

natoslug January 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm

So, just to be sure I understand, Brewer is a Republican, one of those conservative types that is supposedly fiscally responsible and somehow able to make all of our tax burdens go away while still providing us with everything the constitution promised us (guns, gods and toothless blowjobs?), is making an imprudent financial decision here? Color me shocked! I think my world is turning upside down.

DahBoner January 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm

toothless blowjobs

That was Phoenix in the 90's–meth/crack-addicted hooker paradise!

JackDempsey1 January 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm

It's gonna hit the fan when the building cleaning crews demand to be paid in pesos.

UnholyMoses January 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm

So … this was basically a title loan, but except for using a car for collateral, they used state buildings.

Wow. Just … wow.

OneYieldRegular January 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm

What, you mean the capitol hasn't been torn down yet and turned into a luxury townhouse development, called "The Whispers at Capitol Mound" or something of the sort? There must be some environmental permitting problem holding things up. Damn liberals.

BigDumbRedDog January 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

It would be the perfect place for a casino.

MilwaukeeKent January 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Sell it to Sheldon Adelson, he's making lots of stupid investments these days…

CapnFatback January 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Matthew Benson must be a descendant of Signor Emanuel Ravelli.

DahBoner January 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm

OT: "I am totally for capitalism. … I do draw a distinction between (it) and looting a company

Randi Rhoades is right. Mitt is the POSTER BOY for GOP philosophy.

Only the "company" is the US Treasury.

Every single fucking time a Republican seizes power, they LOOT the treasury and replace it with debt.

Which they later complain about when a Democrat gets elected to clean up their mess.

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

Same deal, every fucking time….

Huevos Ocupados January 12, 2012 at 4:02 am

That nails it, pretty much.

NewtsChicknNeck January 12, 2012 at 10:33 am

Indeed. We can't afford books, roads, medicines, or regulatory agencies because we just paid Halliburton (a/k/a a corporation/person who lives in Dubai) $3 trillion to dig some holes in the desert and get some of your sons and daughters killed in foreign lands…but hey, the market's up, taxes are low (for us), and its not like your dead kids need schools now anyway. No sweat though. Jesus is comin' soon.

elviouslyqueer January 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm

“Today, Arizonans and Americans are saying to Washington, D.C., we don't like an ever expanding government threatening our personal liberties,'' Brewer said.

Except for when the governor wants to extort $105 million from taxpaying citizens in order to pay off a bad loan on three fancy office buildings that, in all likelihood, most Arizonans rarely if ever use. Then it's perfectly okay, because of state pride and shut up is why.

jus_wonderin January 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Yeah, yeah, yeah…but is Jan ribbed for our pleasure???

YasserArraFeck January 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm

maybe not ribbed – seriously furrowed? Certainly.

pinkocommi January 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Brewster's Millions. Classic Richard Pryor film. Shitty for Arizona.

paris biltong January 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I just made an extremely intelligent and witty comment that was "removed by the administrator." Your loss, bitches.

Limeylizzie January 11, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Did you say the word that could be used for a Palin child and/or a Teabagger?

slithytoves January 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

That still annoys me. Now I can't even say "the throttle was ret@rded," or corporate bailouts ret@rd the economy. "Help, I'm being oppressed!!"

Sharkey January 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I'm pretty sure you can say both retard and retarded.

not that Dewey January 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm

or "the electric potential due to a charged particle traveling at close to the speed of light can be described with the ret@rded Green's function"

paris biltong January 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Censor-fucking-ship? Ha, ha, I just used it again below and it passed muster.

Edited: Goddam, they removed my comment, the re-turds.

KeepFnThatChicken January 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm

"Dammit, and we just got the brass poles installed in the old court rooms."

Limeylizzie January 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I seriously have no snark, this country has lost its mind.

natoslug January 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

If you pack up and go home, please take me with you. I promise I've never had a mind to lose.

GOPCrusher January 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Just waking up in the morning is getting to be an adventure.

Mojopo January 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Why doesn't she borrow some tents from Arpaio (and kiss my ass)?

CapnFatback January 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm

If this strategy of spending money to re-obtain Arizona's pride works, look for Jan Brewer to give that male escort two thousand bucks to buy back her virginity next.

I mean, hell, considering the rate of inflation over the last thirty years, she'd be practically committing hymen robbery!

mavenmaven January 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Symbolic of republican Merka that even the state capitol was short-saled.

ManchuCandidate January 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Worst game of Monopoly ever.

GunToting[Redacted] January 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

*sigh*

I really do love my state. Once you get out of the valley, it's beautiful. Unfortunately, it is a magnet for the insane.

WinterOuthouse January 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Which one of the 'state houses' did Brissle Palin buy?

hagajim January 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Did Bain Capital buy the fucking state buildings? Jesus how does a building increase over $20 million in value in two years when the rest of the economy in that same state is in the shitter? This is fucking GOP accounting at its very fucking best. Way to go Jan – fucking idiot!

dijetlo January 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I have been exploring the opportunities presented by squatting. First, put your monthly mortgage in a recession proof market index (one that specializes in booze, prostitution and pron). You'll have between 6 and 18 months before the bank moves to evict you. Then, claim you aren't the title holder, but in fact a squatter who's moved into the abandoned property and sue for tenancy rights. That will buy you another six months at least. At that point, you can probably buy the property for cash at the auction by liquidating your porn/prostitution/booze holdings.

Eve8Apples January 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

As punishment for electing a dizzy bitch as governor, Arizonans do not deserve a fancy capitol building. Fancy capitol buildings are socialist, communist empires. The Arizona government should be run from an RV parked in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

GOPCrusher January 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm

The stupid assholes would probably pay 20 million for that.

elviouslyqueer January 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

FEMA trailer or GTFO.

Negropolis January 12, 2012 at 2:17 am

"dizzy bitch" FTW.

paris biltong January 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

OK. Here we go again. Arizonan's are of normal intelligence, but they seem to forget that a sale and leaseback deal works if you sell your asset to an entity you control. Otherwise you just end up paying rent (here, about 12 million a year) to your landlord rather than to yourself.

WhatTheHeck January 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm

It used to be that selling any property below fair market value raised suspicions.
But then, this is capitalism at work in this great democracy.

widestanceshakedown January 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

And the GOP has the reputation for being good with government money because why?

natoslug January 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Why do you hate the troops and baby jesus? Because shut up that's why!

Or, more honestly, because people listen to the loudest, most repeated bullshit and consider it to be the truth. And nobody in America these days seems to be louder and more full of shit than the GOP. We need better shouters on the left. EAT YOUR FUCKING BROCCOLI IT'S GOOD FOR YOU, YOU FUCKS!!!!! Anyone have a broccoli craving yet?

widestanceshakedown January 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Yes, and they are also strong on defense, despite the fact that some crazy dudes with box cutters and a dream committed the worst terrorist attack in our history under their watch.

Yep, I'm still bitter about that, too.

natoslug January 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm

What are you smoking? I heard that there were no successful terrorist attacks under Bush's watch. You must be thinking of the early Obama years, back when he was tanking our economy and selling us out to our new Kenyan Socialist Alpha Centauri Manchurian overlords.

Sharkey January 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Well, I definitely want to fuck broccoli now.

natoslug January 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm

"Fuck Broccoli Now" would be a good bumpersticker slogan. I'll have to see if I can paint it on the side of the silver and pink camper adorned with a mixture of biblical passages and witticisms such as "Eat Pussy Not Cow" that's been parked across the freeway from Humboldt State University the past couple of months.

widestanceshakedown January 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Like, want to a whole bunch? Or just head?

Sharkey January 11, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Gonna get me me some sweet sweet florets.

BaldarTFlagass January 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

"But he said that $24 million difference should not be seen as an exorbitant interest rate for just two years of borrowing. Instead, Benson said, it actually is a savings: If the state had taken the full 20 years to pay off the debt, the cost would be far more."

Now hiring: Gubernatorial press agent. Must be fluent in Doublespeak. Knowledge of Spanish not required.

Neoyorquino January 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Oh, how I miss the authentic frontier gibberish of Arizona. Oh wait. No, I don't.

Guppy January 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

$24 million? Who holds the note, the First Bank of Joe's Payday Loan and Drive-Thru Package Store?

GOPCrusher January 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Bill's Bail Bonds and Pawn Shop.

unclejeems January 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Steve and Joy's House of Prostitution and Hand Laundry, Searchlight, Nevada.

bitchincamaro2 January 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Note to Jan Brewer: build a mosque next to it; watch sale price plummet; purchase at lower price. Profit!

owhatever January 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Desert Vulture capitalism. Should have fired all the workers, too.

SorosBot January 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm

What happened to the comments on the Gingrich article?

Eve8Apples January 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Jan's next great idea is to sell the Grand Canyon to California so they can fill it with their garbage and untreated sewage. Why would Arizona want a big hole in the ground when it could be making money for some real estate tycoon?

BaldarTFlagass January 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

OT, but maybe O'Keefe has finally stuck his dick in the wrong hornet's nest. Hopefully this goes really bad for him.
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/01

GOPCrusher January 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

That smug asshole belongs in a Federal "Pound You In The Ass" prison.

Barrelhse January 11, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Anyone think they'll press charges?

Radiotherapy January 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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kissawookiee January 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

"But he said that $24 million difference should not be seen as an exorbitant interest rate for just two years of borrowing. Instead, Benson said, it actually is a savings: If the state had taken the full 20 years to pay off the debt, the cost would be far more."

Whaddya mean we can't afford this Bentley I just bought? Have you seen what a Maybach goes for these days?

Callyson January 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm

PLEASE send that wuss to one of Arpaio's jails. Pics of him in pink undies please!

Mahousu January 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

It's all Obama's fault. If the economy had kept collapsing the way it was supposed to, they could have bought the capitol back for pennies on the dollar.

SaintRond January 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I want to refer to her as a cunt, but she's so dried up she can't even make tears let alone be worthy of the great name that is the "C" word.

Beetagger January 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Is it bulletproof?

BZ1 January 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

can't they just lease (perhaps foreclose on) Brewer?

Jukesgrrl January 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Let's make this article a little more accurate. It should say, "The crazy Republican men who tell Jan Brewer what to do have now told her that they changed their minds about wanting her to sell the state capital buildings and she should buy them back."

Jan is, indeed, a teabagger loon, but she doesn't have enough brain power under that wig-hat to have thought this up in the first place, let alone decided that now is the time to reverse it. She also didn't think up 1070 or any of the lawsuits that Arizona is filing against the Federal government. In fact, she's proven repeatedly that she doesn't even know what those lawsuits say.

She takes dictation from a bunch of Evangelical and Mormon wingnuts from Mesa and Gilbert; the Correctional Corporation of America and Management and Training Corp., companies that run the private prisons that are becoming Arizona's greatest growth industry; and the NRA.

Warpde January 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Should just tell them to keep the damn things Jan.
Call it even
Nothing but crap comes out of them anyway.

OldRedneck January 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Do you suppose the people who stand to make the $24 million profit are big donors to her campaign?

Negropolis January 12, 2012 at 2:09 am

If they really want cost savings, they'd outsource the legislature, executive, and judiciary to some other state or nation.

PsycWench January 12, 2012 at 11:28 am

Yet another example of pissing on Arizona's leg and telling it that it struck oil.

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