While we’re waiting for Missouri primary results – this past week I was in Arizona on business and I was assaulted by their primary campaign (late August) signs on the corner of almost every major thoroughfare. Arizona republicans tend to have red, white and blue signs. The concept is so…original.

There’s still a lot of good in Arizona. Like Raul Grijalva (D) and Gabrielle Giffords (D). And it’s a toss-up whether Missouri or Arizona has the most egregious eye roll inducing right wingnuts. If pressed I’d have to give a slight edge to Arizona.

And I happened to be in the state when the federal judge issued a temporary injunction against enforcement of sections of SB 1070 – the “show us your papers” state law which was supposed to go into effect last week. We missed the downtown street protests by a few hours. In case you’re wondering, there are a few Missouri connections to the law:

Governor Jay Nixon at Missouri Boys State: Q and A on Arizona’s SB 1070

Representative Mark Parkinson (r): “Show us your papers, please.”  

The good, the bad, and the ugly? Well, not all of the time. A few photos:

The Summer monsoon rains from Tucson’s northern foothills, looking west.

Cynical fear driven wedge politics, thy name is…

My kind of Democratic Party politician.

In the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson. Guaranteed to cause right wingnut heads to explode.