Author Archives: zingstrom

About zingstrom

Journalist, free-lance writer, photographer and aviator.

Tactical shotgun story

One of things I’ve done recently during my hiatus from the Internet was to attend a tactical shotgun training course taught by Ed Chavez of R&A Tactical in Tucson. It was an enjoyable and enlightening experience. Here’s a link to … Continue reading

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Tanker 121 lurks at the Gulch

This PB4Y, formerly known around the slurry tanker business as Hawkins&Powers Aviation’s Tanker 121, is now parked at the Casa Grande Airport in Arizona. In years gone by, I pumped a fair amount of gas, oil and fire-retardent slurry into … Continue reading

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Repubs win big nationwide with a few tough losses

With the clock nearing 1 a.m. on November 3, Arizona’s conservatives have good reason to celebrate the election’s results from both the local and the national results. In Pinal County where I reside there was a clean sweep by Republican … Continue reading

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Election Day is almost over

It is still too early to claim great gains for conservatives on this Election Day, but there appears to be some reason to feel encouraged. I arrived at my polling place, Precinct 20 in Pinal County, Arizona, around 3 p.m., to … Continue reading

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Grijalva HQ evacuated. Tea Party blamed.

Earlier today the Tucson campaign headquarters of Rep. Raul Grijalva was evacuated after a suspicious package with swastikas on the envelope was opened and found to contain an (according to TPD) “unknown powdery substance,” possibly toxic. No one was injured. Since … Continue reading

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How many elections will courts decide instead of the voters?

With just more than two weeks to go until the election there is cause for concern about an issue that is not being openly talked about, yet. This election has more to-close-to-call races going against ensconced incumbents than ever before. … Continue reading

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Grijalva helped Code Pink deliver aid to Iraqi insurgents

Ruth McClung’s opponent for the Arizona District 3 House of Representatives seat not only betrayed his state, Raul Grijalva helped secure approval for Code Pink to deliver $600,000 in cash and supplies to Iraqi insurgents fighting American forces. “Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) along … Continue reading

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