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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005 7:14 am | Updated: 8:26 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

BRICKS to a New York Times editorialist and Boston Globe columnist Derrick Z. Jackson, both of whom referred in print Friday to the "so-called war on terror."

That these prattling pundits can imply that our campaing against the vermin who carried out the first World Trade Center bombing, the Khobar Towers attack, the African embassy bombings, the attack on the USS Cole, the 9/11 holocaust, the Bali disco bombing, the videotaped slaughter of hostages in Iraq and Thursday’s atrocity in London is somehow not a war on terror ranks them with the pre-World War II isolationists for sheer dunderheadedness.

BOUQUET to Arizona State University for opening an Emeritus College this month for retired professors. It’s a great way to allow the retired profs to continue contributing their knowledge and experience, and they also just might bring a little political diversity back to academia, which seems disturbingly dug into a left-wing dogma these days.

BOUQUET to Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman for nudging City Hall back to a more business-friendly stance in the face of mounting frustration from property owners and developers over the city’s myriad regulatory hurdles. Hallman said he wants the new Rio Salado project manager, Chris Anaradian, to lead the city’s bureaucracy in the new direction. City Manager Will Manley says he agrees it’s time for a change.

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