Peaches & Pits

Peaches to Parker student athletes. It looks like they’re going to have a fall season after all. It will start later and be shorter than in previous years, but at least they’ll be playing.

Peaches to all the students in the schools around the state that have had to cancel fall sports due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please know that we in Parker love you and feel for you. We agree this isn’t how it should be. We hope things are back to something resembling normal soon.

Peaches to the Colorado River Indian Tribes for easing up on some of their coronavirus restrictions. At least Tribal members and other residents of the reservation can have some breathing room again.

Peaches to Guy Blain, a U.S. Census Bureau official who came to America from Haiti. He said all Americans should spend at least a year overseas, especially in Third World countries. He said they might then appreciate America.

Peaches to all first responders. Those who have been so critical of the police and want to defund them seem to forget officers are willing to go in while others are running to get out.

Peaches to the organizers of and participants in the Trump boat parade held Sept. 6. There was no negativity, just pure joy.

Pits to La Paz County Park for charging $30 per person to go in and watch the Trump boat parade. Really? We were not even asked if we were residents, which, I found out later, we would have been let in.

Peaches to the firefighters, law enforcement officers and others who are on the front lines of battling the wildfires in the West Coast states. They have a tough, dirty job that most of us couldn’t and wouldn’t do. It’s a job that needs to be done. Please remember that these men and women rush into places where others are trying to rush out of.

Peaches to everyone at the Parker Unified School District for a successful first week of hybrid learning. This isn’t just teachers, staff and administration. The students and parents also deserve a lot of praise. We’re going to educate our kids and we are going to beat that nasty little bug. We’ll do it together.

Pits to the NBA players who knelt for the National Anthem on Sept. 11. Seriously, guys. You talk about people who oppose your protests being tone deaf, but what would you call it when you kneel for the National Anthem on the anniversary of the deaths of more than 3,000 Americans in terrorist attacks? Talk about bad taste.

Pits to the WNBA players griping about not being paid the same as NBA players. Excuse me, but the WNBA has never made money. Their attendance figures and TV ratings are tiny when compared with the NBA. The sad fact is you can’t pay people with money you don’t have.

Pits to our two major political parties. They have both sold out the American people for political power. We either need new parties or no parties at all.

Who do you think deserves a peach or a pit? Send your ideas in 40 words or less to the Parker Pioneer at or P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344


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