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Pat McMahon

Updated Oct 11, 2013 - 12:06 am

Growing moss

I can't stand it. Everytime I hear about some voice of authority doing something stupid, I keep trying to convince myself that it shouldn't upset me because it's the rare exception. But lately it seems that it's becoming a way of life.

I'm talking about school administrators who suspend a kid for having a bologna sandwich that's shaped like a gun or a student sent home for wearing a political t-shirt. Yesterday it was announced that the U.S. Postal service has been forced to destroy an entire run of stamps promoting physical activities. They did it in spite of it being a program supported by the first lady. Why would the postal service have to waste millions of tax payer dollars like that? Because the activities showed such dangerous, risky behavior as skateboarding without knee pads and doing a headstand without a helmet. There were stamps promoting the health benefits of turning cartwheels, playing sports and skipping rope…terrifying!

So mom and dad, from now on you'll never have to worry about bruises or ouchies again -- only the growth on your children's bodies and whether it's moss or mold.

I'm Pat McMahon

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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