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Pat McMahon

Updated May 30, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Climate envy

All right. All together now, "Oh no! Summer is here!!! We're all going to die!"

OK...Got it out of your system?

Fine. Now, let's all shut up.

Including some of the TV weather bozos who lead the requiem chant every night, moaning about the next day's "killer" temperatures.

But, here in Phoenix, they aren't.

Most of us go from an air-conditioned house to an air-conditioned car, which takes us to an air-conditioned workplace.

And even if you have an outdoor job, when you get home, you know it will still be there, as opposed to the piles of rubble formerly known as Moore, Okla. And there will be more tornadoes because in the center of our country there always are, but not here.

And in the east there will be hurricanes this year because there always are, but not here.

And, just to the west, large parts of those urban populations are waiting for the "big one," but not here.

So the next time some boring person says, "Hot enough for you?" you may want to consider how lucky we are and say, "I'm doing just fine."

I'm Pat McMahon.

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About the Author


He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talk-shows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The Mc Mahon Group" features a very unpredictable all-star panel where 3 people from the community get together and give there thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's which talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multi-faceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.

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