McDowell Mountain Ranch: Over 100 Foreclosures

August 24, 2008 by Frank · 18 Comments 

Whoa! I always knew McDowell Mountain Ranch was full of fakes and phonies, and it has gained the notorious nickname of ‘Wisteria Lane’ due to all the cougars living there, but now I’ve learned that there are over 100 active foreclosures in McDowell Mountain Ranch!

Then again, this shouldn’t come as any surprise. As early as 2001, I went to a party in someone’s house there, and could immediately see that the guy was your typical Scottsdale fake jackass, as were most of the guests in attendance.   Read more

Fight Back Against Photo Radar Fraud!

August 22, 2008 by Frank · 5 Comments 

It’s finally happening – Scottsdale is finally organizing and fighting back against the Photo Radar Fraud! 

A new group, CameraFRAUD.com, is organizing a protest at 5pm today at Scottsdale and Thomas Roads to make their voices heard and begin the process of organizing to remove photo radar from Arizona.

I looked at their site and was impressed. One of the key issues they are bringing to light is the unregulated FRAUD that routinely happens with photo radar.   Read more

Cave Creek, looking more like Scottsdale, bans free speech

August 21, 2008 by Frank · 13 Comments 

Ahh, it was only a matter of time. Cave Creek has been looking more and more like Scottsdale with their hatred of freedom and free enterprise, and now they’re taking things to another level by banishing free speech at town council meetings.

Yes, you read that correctly. Town council meetings, which are intended entirely as an open forum for citizens to express their issues to council members, are now a one-sided “meeting” where – get this - staff members have the right to defend themselves from “unwarranted criticism and unsubstantiated accusations.”   Read more

Scottsdale club aims for “black card” crowd

August 18, 2008 by Frank · 12 Comments 

Oh man, you can’t even make this stuff up. This might even be funnier than a good episode of Family Guy. 

A new Scottsdale “club” claims to be aiming at holders of the American Express Centurion (aka “Black” card) as their clientele. By the way, the “club” is “new” only because it’s a recycled version of yet another failed Scottsdale “club.” Big surprise, huh?

Upscale? Yeah, right! I think this photo is a bit more representative of who the real clientele will be….

This is just too damn hilarious to ignore, so we’re gonna have to rip this one apart piece-by-piece. Hell, I think even trolls and others who generally disagree with me are even laughing at this one!   Read more

This really says it all

August 16, 2008 by Frank · 12 Comments 

Thanks to our anonymous commenter, ‘you can’t buy class,’ for this gem that really sums up the essence of what this site is about and why I feel so compelled to warn people against moving to Scottsdale:

“This story doesn’t surprise me in the least. I lived up in Scottsdale for the past two years and I’m so glad I moved before the fakeness sunk its teeth in me. Nearly everyone I’ve met has gone into debt in one way or another. A large majority of people that move to Scottsdale think that by purchasing 100 dollar t-shirts,

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Retail Closures Rock NE Valley

August 14, 2008 by Frank · 20 Comments 

This is just too easy. The media does all my work for me now.

The Arizona Republic reports today that retail failures and vacancies are rocking the Northeast Valley.

Hmm, is anyone actually surprised by this? It started in DC Ranch Marketplace, and now it’s spreading.

The reason for this oncoming urban blight in Scottsdale and the surrounding NE Valley areas of Phoenix is quite simple: Scottsdale never had any money to begin with. It had no disposable income. It had no “wealthy” or “affluent” residents.   Read more

Comment of the Day

August 14, 2008 by Frank · Leave a Comment 

 

Thanks Joe! Another great one:

Scottsdale has transmorgrified from a friendly, western cow town into an absolute den of slithering snakes and opportunistic thieves and predatory vultures galore.

I remember coming out to the city in the ’70s, to visit my uncle and cousins, and the place was affordable, friendly and accomodating to people from other areas of the country, looking for a decent middle class life without pretense.

I remember my cousin riding his horse out past Bell Ave. before stuff was built up, and going to Rawhide for some family cowboy fun with everyone.   Read more

The Myth of Scottsdale “Wealth”

August 13, 2008 by Frank · 18 Comments 

It’s happened again. A regular troll to this site posted a link to an article claiming Scottsdale is America’s 8th wealthiest city in the U.S.

After I challenged the validity of the survey for a number of reasons that I’ll get to in a moment, the troll wrote back with this statement: “I took the survey myself in 2006.”

Hmm, wait a minute here. We’re supposed to believe that Scottsdale is “wealthy” based on a survey that Scottsdale’s own residents – notorious for lying about their incomes and supposed wealth –  completed themselves?   Read more

Arizona #2 in foreclosures, after Nevada

August 12, 2008 by Frank · 11 Comments 

No surprise here – according to this new article in the Phoenix Business Journal, Arizona ranks #2 in the nation behind only white-trash subprime Nevada in foreclosure filings.  

This, of course, is no big surprise to anyone who knows the facts about the fake Arizona – and especially Scottsdale – economy over the last 7-10 years.  

Arizona, and the Scottsdale area in particular, are full of people who “bought” homes on no-doc, no-money-down, no-credit-check toxic loans. They were thrilled to get in on an interest-only loan making small payments, but now that those payments are doubling and tripling, the Scottsdale phonies are getting thrown out on their asses, where they belong.   Read more

The Scottsdale Police State

August 12, 2008 by Frank · 14 Comments 

Scottsdale, Arizona is a corrupt, shyster, sad excuse for a city government and police department.

Scottsdale maintains a police state where photo radar cameras lie in wait on every block and on the freeway, and red light cameras are going up on every corner.

To further bolster their money-grubbing schemes, the city has been artificially lowering speed limits on photo-enforced streets.   Read more

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