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Sunday, June 08, 2014

A Phoenix woman will have to keep both feet on the ground if she wants to speak at any public meetings. Sixty-five-year-old Dianne Barker said that she's been banned from doing cartwheels at meetings held by the Maricopa Association of Governments. An attorney for the association that oversees regional transportation projects said in a letter to Barker last month that she must "immediately cease performing cartwheels." Agency spokeswoman Kelly Taft said Barker's cartwheels are disruptive and a public safety liability. "I think that the cartwheel is something I found out that I could do that is enjoyable, and it definitely expresses my passion," Barker said.

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Citizen Cartwheel

#1 | Posted by soulfly at 2014-06-08 03:23 AM | Reply | Flag:

Umm ok...

#2 | Posted by zack991 at 2014-06-08 05:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

One more retarded action from Arizona.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2014-06-08 08:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

What's retarded about banning disruptive and unnecessary behavior at the meeting [...]? [...]

#4 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-06-08 09:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

Diane Barker, a [65-year-old] Phoenix senior citizen and former Ohio State University cheerleader
I'm happy for her that she has apparently maintained her fitness, but there's something to be said for growing old gracefully, and with dignity.

#5 | Posted by censored at 2014-06-08 10:37 AM | Reply | Flag:

One more retarded action from Arizona.

#3 | POSTED BY 726 AT 2014-06-08 08:52 AM

Simple Jack for Governor. Time to go "full retard"

#7 | Posted by soulfly at 2014-06-08 12:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

"public safety liability"... that's the key.

If she hurts herself... she can sue. If she hurts someone else, they can sue.

No one cares if she does it in front yard....

Common sense? That damn Arizona! ...lets dump more illegals till they turn into a blue state!

#8 | Posted by Pegasus at 2014-06-08 01:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Maybe she'd like to do cartwheels in tent city"...sheriff Joe

#9 | Posted by bruceaz at 2014-06-08 02:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sounds like they're just trying to get into the next edition of Balderdash!™

#10 | Posted by sentinel at 2014-06-08 07:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

LOL they are worried about liability, but they allow gun-nuts with holstered weapons and concealed guns at their meetings. Only in gun-crazy Arizona are cartwheels more dangerous than a gun-nut with an ax to grind, at a county hearing
Sammy in gun crazy Arizona and RI

#11 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-08 08:23 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

She was (at some time in the distant past) an OHIO STATE CHEERLEADER.

I think that pretty much covers what needs to be said...

Wolverines! Spartans! Anybody not OSU!

#12 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2014-06-08 09:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

.lets dump more illegals till they turn into a blue state!

And presactly how do illegals do that? They don't vote, you know.

#13 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-06-08 09:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

Only in gun-crazy Arizona are cartwheels more dangerous than a gun-nut with an ax to grind, at a county hearing

The schizophrenic from two places at once continues his streak of consistently being wrong.

Gov. Jan Brewer for a third time in four years has vetoed legislation that would have allowed Arizonans to carry guns into public buildings and events. www.azcentral.com

#14 | Posted by et_al at 2014-06-08 10:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Thia about the right level of the site. Bring on the fried twinkies.

#15 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-06-08 11:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

Let her do her cartwheels. Anything to keep a woman from talking, really.

#16 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2014-06-09 01:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

Let her do her cartwheels. Anything to keep a woman from talking, really.

#16 | Posted by WhiteDevil

..... You are kidding...... Right?

#17 | Posted by mariosanchez at 2014-06-09 05:30 AM | Reply | Flag:

One more retarded action from Arizona.

#3 | Posted by 726

Yes........... the dems in Pheonix are a little strange and a little controling.

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-09 09:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

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