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KC Burke may now be AZ Burke
Big Vanity | November 8, 2012 | KC Burke

Posted on 12/08/2012 5:43:23 AM PST by KC Burke

Work has transported me to the Phoenix metroplex, Glendale and Surprise to be exact.

What is happening here? People have told me it gets hot sometimes.

Do you guys in AZ have politics or guns?


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No Internet yet - the moving van is just pulling up to unload.
1 posted on 12/08/2012 5:43:26 AM PST by KC Burke
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To: KC Burke

Better get your Fiesta Bowl tickets!


2 posted on 12/08/2012 5:46:18 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KC Burke

My son lives in Surprise. Great place to live down in that area. I live up north in the cool country. Welcome to my new homie!!!


3 posted on 12/08/2012 5:47:01 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: KC Burke

Watch for scorpions.


4 posted on 12/08/2012 5:48:07 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: KC Burke

Get ready for heat shock in about 4 months.

You should come up to the Lake Havasu/Bullhead City area. It’s nice and cool up here. Modest summer temps...

No really...130 isn’t THAT hot... ;)


5 posted on 12/08/2012 5:50:59 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: KC Burke
A Viet Namese family we knew in the Twin Cities gave up their restaurant in Burnsville back in the 1980s to move to the warmer climate of Arizona.
They were back in a year. Couldn't take the heat.
6 posted on 12/08/2012 5:51:08 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Oh, I’m not crazy. I kept my Lake house.


7 posted on 12/08/2012 5:53:40 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Had one son do a doctorate and start a family down here — we have spent many visits. Your side of the state is about the only area I haven’t been.


8 posted on 12/08/2012 5:57:28 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: KC Burke

Much of AZ doesn’t even have the same sun as the rest of us and theirs is much closer. BTW, June/July is their monsoon season.


9 posted on 12/08/2012 6:00:17 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: KC Burke

Good luck in AZ.
I hear they have tomahawk sharpening seminars in Phoenix...


10 posted on 12/08/2012 6:00:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Jonty30

We actually have some of those pests in one of my Missouri haunts and it has taught me that moccasins or slippers are nice to have provided you shake them out each morning.


11 posted on 12/08/2012 6:00:34 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I got the chisel sharpener from Heaven last Christmas. I’ll have to post a link.


12 posted on 12/08/2012 6:02:38 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: KC Burke

PHX isn’t too bad temp wise by AZ standards (110ish summers), but honestly, drink lost of water. way more than you’re used to.

As for living here...I’m a 96 NY transplant and wouldn’t go back for love nor money. AZ takes some getting used to. It’s a whole different mentality out here. Some people adapt, some love it, some think it’s Damnation Alley. For some I guess it is.

Rural here is “RURAL”. Think 1940s America with attitudes to match. Cities are modern, but I forwarn you in all seriousness...there is a lot of castoffs from Cali. 3rd striker types.

But if you get into a good area, you’re golden.


13 posted on 12/08/2012 6:03:22 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

This baby

http://m.woodcraft.com/aHR0cDovL3d3dy53b29kY3JhZnQuY29tL3Byb2R1Y3QvMjAyMDMxMC8yNTEzNC93b3JrLXNoYXJwLTMwMDAuYXNweA%3D%3D

Now if I can get the Chiefs to lend me their tomahawk.


14 posted on 12/08/2012 6:07:15 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Rented a place but will be looking around the whole state for something to buy in about 18 months I imagine.


15 posted on 12/08/2012 6:10:03 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: KC Burke

Prescott and Flagstaff are pretty nice and a lot of people in my neck of the woods like heading that way in the summer. Cooler and really nice area.

Prescott is relatively cheap for real estate still but Flag thinks it’s Beverly Hills East ;)

It’s a pretty diverse state geographically speaking. If you ever wanted to get away from it all, plenty of places fit the bill.


16 posted on 12/08/2012 6:20:50 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: KC Burke

So sorry to see you go but........you’ll still be here (on FR)!


17 posted on 12/08/2012 6:24:43 AM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: KC Burke

Good luck in Arizona KC, I like it warm but don’t think I could handle that extreme.

I prefer the mountains. Heading to Boulder in ten days when my son receives his PhD.

Best wishes. Remember all the good times in KC a dozen years or so ago.

SAF aka TroutStalker


18 posted on 12/08/2012 6:26:34 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: zerosix

After a lifetime based out of the KC area it was hard to part. I was the last of my family there except for some second cousins.


19 posted on 12/08/2012 6:27:47 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: Second Amendment First; zerosix

The rallies on the Plaza, barbecue at your house, the Jazz nights at the Phoenix, that dog of yours that used to chase a bowling ball you told him was Clinton...

Good times.


20 posted on 12/08/2012 6:32:03 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: KC Burke
After KC, you are going to love the winters. :)
21 posted on 12/08/2012 6:37:58 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: KC Burke

LOL! I forgot about Max the GSD and his bowling ball. Thanks.

I now have a pair of Bichon Frise puppies who are chewing up the furniture in the next room.


22 posted on 12/08/2012 6:39:25 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: KC Burke
Ohh, so sad to hear you're the very last ......and now you're gone.

Come July, you'll be thinking of all the coooooil KC fountains, lovely green lawns and beautiful trees of Kansas City and get homesick; then in January, when you're basking in 60 degrees and hearing of our beautiful snow and ice, maybe not so.

23 posted on 12/08/2012 6:43:23 AM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: zerosix

I plan to retire in about two years or less. I will still have a small vacation house at the Lake of the Ozarks, so when it is the hottest here I will be in the water in a nice shady cove off the Osage arm. I probably will spend forty percent of my time there.

I have got to get a high mileage vehicle for all the road trips here and between I plan to make.


24 posted on 12/08/2012 6:52:15 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: KC Burke

If you’re a Royal’s fan you get to catch some spring training down there.


25 posted on 12/08/2012 6:52:25 AM PST by Starstruck (Washinton is presently building a diving board on the fiscal cliff)
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To: KC Burke
Super! No place like lazy, hazy days at the Lake!

Send me a private "head's up" and I'll try to catch you for a cup of coffee some time!

26 posted on 12/08/2012 6:56:35 AM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: KC Burke

very gun friendly, class 3 is fairly common and no-permit CCW


27 posted on 12/08/2012 6:58:27 AM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: Second Amendment First

Here in the Tucson area you can get from desert to mountaintop in 90 minutes.


28 posted on 12/08/2012 7:18:52 AM PST by az wildkitten
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To: Jeff Vader

Bob Avery seems like a likely frequent visit.


29 posted on 12/08/2012 7:24:29 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: az wildkitten

Yes I like Tucson. That is where our oldest dig his doctorate.


30 posted on 12/08/2012 7:25:52 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: FrogMom

When you and your old man come up here, come say hi. Also if you are at Luke, let me know.


31 posted on 12/08/2012 7:28:19 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: Starstruck

I am still pissed at the brush off they gave Frank White. A finer man never wore their uniform. He was gracious even when discarded.


32 posted on 12/08/2012 7:30:41 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: KC Burke

Arizona is right-to bear-arms friendly and you are not required to beg for government permission to carry a firearm openly or discreetly.

The group that got this done is the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL): http://www.azcdl.org .


33 posted on 12/08/2012 7:38:41 AM PST by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Liberty is not a Loophole)
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To: KC Burke

HA!

Welcome back!

Unfortunately, you are moving to the liberal part of the State.


34 posted on 12/08/2012 7:39:02 AM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: KC Burke

I don’t live there, but go get your car windows tinted now. And make sure your home and auto A/C is fully up to snuff.


35 posted on 12/08/2012 7:40:54 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: KC Burke

“No Internet yet “

Post an update once you get on the Internet


36 posted on 12/08/2012 7:43:02 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Ha ha!

I lived in Havasu when it hit 128 degrees in 1994.

Stepped outdoors only once to get the mail. I noticed the streets seemed to be melting.

37 posted on 12/08/2012 7:51:33 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

There are twin cities in the Ozarks?


38 posted on 12/08/2012 8:04:45 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

16 years in Meenahsoota.
Good years, too.


39 posted on 12/08/2012 8:32:24 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: KC Burke

Welcome to AZ!


40 posted on 12/08/2012 8:36:17 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: KC Burke

Best BBQ - Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert.


41 posted on 12/08/2012 8:55:21 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: KC Burke

A few pointers about AZ.

1) The capital is Phoenix, pronounced “Pee-nis”.

2) Four fashion accessories are mandatory: hat, sunglasses, shoes, and at least one gun.

3) Do not kick cacti, they will win. Especially jumping cactus. They will win and laugh at your pain.

http://i.imgur.com/kyTiX.jpg

4) It is not true that if you catch a Mexican, you can keep them. Because of Obama, AZ is now a catch and release state. There is also a bag limit except during armed robberies.


42 posted on 12/08/2012 9:54:18 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: KC Burke

Fyi..check your car insurance about windshields. ..it a given in az that windshields don’t last..lot of little rocks on the roads that get kicked up


43 posted on 12/08/2012 10:03:02 AM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: KC Burke

I spent 7 months in Tucson and it was HOT HOT HOT but I loved it- They told me Phoenix can be 10 degrees hotter- dont kn ow if I would have liked that, but I loved Tucson so much i am planning to retire there

or at least spend 6 months north and 6 months down there


44 posted on 12/08/2012 11:08:07 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: KC Burke

I spent 7 months in Tucson and it was HOT HOT HOT but I loved it- They told me Phoenix can be 10 degrees hotter- dont kn ow if I would have liked that, but I loved Tucson so much i am planning to retire there

or at least spend 6 months north and 6 months down there


45 posted on 12/08/2012 11:08:23 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: KC Burke

Nice gear for fine wood.

Wife and I were after the fire wood variety today. Did about a month’s worth, then changed the oil, wiped down and put the splitter away.


46 posted on 12/08/2012 11:33:29 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: KC Burke

OUT: Dark colored vehicle, untinted windows, vinyl upholstery, low ground clearance.

IN: Light colored vehicles (white), breathable fabric upholstery, 3M® window tinting at 33% VLT/35% Reflectivity all around under the manufacturer’s AS-1 line + full blackout rear windows, add windshield glass pitting/breakage coverage on your insurance policy, carry a pallet of Costco ‘Kirkland’-brand bottled water in the trunk + jumper cables. Car ought to be utterly reliable/low mileage and AWD/4x4 (I highly recommend Toyota FJ Cruiser or Tundra), ensure uninsured driver protection on your policy, never stop to help anyone broken down on the side of the road EVER.


47 posted on 12/08/2012 12:05:51 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Klaatu Barada Nikto

Wife used her Cabella’s gift card to get a new short stock 20 ga. pump. So we are on the right track.


48 posted on 12/08/2012 4:59:52 PM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: FrogMom

Sheriff Joe is my sheriff — that counts for something.


49 posted on 12/08/2012 7:13:34 PM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: machogirl

Thanks.


50 posted on 12/08/2012 7:15:30 PM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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