Peaches & Pits

Peaches to the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism for putting on Meet the Candidates night. It took a lot of work to put this together, especially with all the concerns over the coronavirus. Only people who really care about the community would’ve made such an effort.

Pits to the live Facebook feed from Meet the Candidates. The audio was terrible. The voters who watched it couldn’t learn anything about the candidates because they couldn’t hear a word they were saying and the sound kept cutting in and out. The video wasn’t any better, with the images freezing and skipping. It was frustrating to watch. What a shame, as it was clear the Chamber put a lot of work into this.  A bit of advice:  learn from this. The next time you do something like this, you may want to ask for help from people who are experts at it.

Pits to La Paz County for not having any statues to pull down. I wanted to pull down a statue to show my support for oppressed peoples, but I couldn’t find any to tear down. Maybe we could get some of the folks who have torn down statues across the land to send us a few of them. Hey, if they don’t need or want them anymore, we got plenty of room for them here.

Pits to the people who do not or will not do the things needed to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. In case you haven’t noticed, the numbers now are worse than ever. Out state has become one of the nation’s hot spots. There are now 70,000 cases in Arizona. Even with a 95 percent recovery rate, that’s still 3,500 deaths.

 

Peaches to all the elected officials who have to try to balance their budgets for the next fiscal year. No matter what you do, you’re going to get someone ticked off at you. It’s a fact of political life that it’s far easier to run for public office than it is to serve in public office.

Peaches to William Lucas, the new Parker Schools Resource Officer. Like so many other officers in the Parker Police Department, he’s a native of Parker and a graduate of Parker High. I think he’ll do just fine.

 

Pits to those people who come through our vacation town and don’t give a rip about what kinds of germs they’re spreading.

Peaches to the eventual end of this pandemic!

Got a peach or pit to share with the Parker community? You can send your comments to pioneer@havasunews.com with the subject line “Peaches & Pits.” You can also send them to Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344.

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