All-star lineup at West Valley Lincoln Day luncheon

February 28, 2009

The Maricopa County Republican Committee honors precinct committeemen

 Governor Jan Brewer 

The 22nd Governor of Arizona

Ward Connerly

Founder and President of the American Civil Rights Institute

U.S. Congressman Trent Franks

Representing Arizona’s 2nd Congressional district

Saturday, March 28

11:00 AM check-in, ceremony starts at 11:30 AM

Crowne Plaza Hotel 

2521 W. Peoria Ave. (I-17 and Peoria Ave) 

$25 per person   (623) 977-4532   Additional information available here.


Weekend reading and viewing to make you smarter

February 28, 2009

Immigration Counters provides key numbers resulting from illegal immigration in the United States. The group supports legal immigration, but highlights the significant weight of illegal immigration as a result of poor governmental controls and unscrupulous employers.

Illegal immigration impacts all aspects of society and is unprecedented in American history.

Take a close look at the statistics and watch as the numbers change, reflecting the seriousness of the ongoing situation. Information about the research supporting the individual counters and data collection methods is available here.

Then watch Roy Beck’s celebrated immigration gumball video — seen here. This is a must see video for anyone interested in the immigration debate.

Be aware that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced this slippery worded placemarker bill last month intended to be quietly held until amended and slid into the middle of the Senate calendar later in the session — with the ultimate goal of granting amnesty for illegals.


And if you missed it the first time around….

February 28, 2009

The Republic endorses Karl Marx’s dream

The daily’s weekend supplement which regurgitates all of the news from the previous week, wants to remind their dwindling readership that they give an emphatic Thumbs Up to the efforts of Begging for a Handout Mayor Phil Gordon.

Under the headline Gordon’s push for stimulus funds earns our applause is this typical leftist short take:

“Whether you agree with the president’s stimulus plan, thumbs up are in order for Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon, who joined other mayors in a meeting with President Barack Obama to represent the interests of their constituents and insure that their cities get their fair share of funding.”

No mention that the so-called “fair share” comes from overburdened taxpayers across the nation or that the stimulus scheme is filled with non-essential projects. Also omitted is the fact that the grandchildren of today’s toddlers will continue to bear the indefensible debt that comes along with this Marxist ideal of redistribution of wealth.

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”

- Karl Marx, a founder of modern socialism and communism


Supporters turn out in support of Sheriff Arpaio TODAY

February 28, 2009

Rally Supporting Sheriff Arpaio’s enforcement of federal immigration laws –  the 287(g) agreement

When: TODAY – Saturday, February 28, 2009, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where: 100 W. Washington St., Phoenix Arizona 85003

Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues to do the job the citizens of Maricopa County have repeatedly elected him to do.


Dow plunge: Worst percentage drop for February since 1933

February 28, 2009

Obama’s 5 ½ week presidency sending chill through the market

A late burst of selling sealed a dismal finish for the stock market, which hit a fresh 12-year low on Friday as Citigroup sold a bigger chunk of itself to the government and General Electric slashed its dividend, spooking investors who were already jittery, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal..

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 119.15 points, or 1.7%, to end at 7062.93. The blue-chip benchmark ended down 937.93 points, or 11.72% on the month — the worst percentage drop for February since 1933, when it fell 15.62%. The Dow industrials have fallen six months in a row and are now more than 50% off their record highs hit in October of 2007.

The S&P 500 fell 17.74 points, or 2.4%, to 735.09. Its financial sector dropped 6.5% and its health-care sector sank 4% on fears that President Barack Obama’s reform plans will carve into the profits of drug makers and insurers. The S&P is off 53% from its October 2007 peak and has now seen its worst six-month drop in percentage terms — 42.7% — since 1932, when it dropped 45.44% in the six months ending in June.


Oh, no! Not this, too?

February 27, 2009

Is nothing sacred to the Greenies?

“I really do think it is overwhelmingly an American phenomenon,” said Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist at the global warming bastion, Natural Resources Defense Council.

“People just don’t understand that softness equals ecological destruction.”

“This is a product that we use for less than three seconds and the ecological consequences of manufacturing it…are enormous,” he said.


Reagan is once again proven correct

February 27, 2009

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President Ronald Reagan was renown for saying that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

Rasmussen Reports confirm his words still resonate with Americans. 59% of voters agree with Reagan’s inaugural address statement — given January 20, 1981. Only 28% disagree, and 14% are not sure.


Contagion afflicts Arizona Republic employees

February 27, 2009

Today’s daily greets us with another pro-illegal immigration/amnesty spin. This one, again winning front page placement, tells the tale of woe of Arizona university graduates who are unable to legally find jobs.

In the current economy, that includes a lot of job seekers.

But this is a specific group we read about this morning. Reporter Daniel Gonzales brings back memories of the Clintonites who, before vacating the White House offices, removed the “W” key from computers to make it impossible for the full name of the incoming president to be typed.

With Gonzales, the missing component is the normal ability to type the word “illegal” He can manage “immigrant” and even “undocumented,” but somehow the actual defining word eludes him. It is a severe and chronic affliction affecting the reporters and editorial board of the newspaper.

Here is an example: The immigrants have put their hopes in immigration reform, including a proposal in Congress called the Dream Act that would allow undocumented students who complete high school to become legalized if they complete some college or military service.

Then readers are treated to the complaints of Guillermo (last name omitted for obvious reasons) “It stinks having this education (bachelor’s degree in business management) and not being able to use it.” Meanwhile, according to the report, he sells shoes at a retail store, a job he got using an invented Social Security number and fake green card.

State Treasurer Dean Martin, during his previous stint as a state senator, was the main sponsor of Proposition 300, which makes students illegally in this country ineligible for in-state tuition, tuition waivers, grants or any other financial assistance paid with state funds. Those students already are ineligible to receive federal financial aid.

Martin, who says out-of-state tuition more accurately reflects the cost of an education, estimates Arizona has saved millions of dollars by disallowing tuition reductions. In 2006, Arizona taxpaying citizens agreed with Martin, overwhelmingly passing the measure by 1,060,444 (71.4%) to 423,994 (28.6%).

As of 2005, the pro-illegal immigration Migration Policy Institute, estimated there were over 1 million illegal aliens between the ages of 5 and 24 who would qualify for the DREAM Act, including about 360,000 who were college-age. The institute estimated about 50,000 illegals were enrolled in college or university that year.

For another perspective, read author Warner Todd Huston’s exposé on the New York Times coverage of this same topic.


The other Limbaugh brother writes of pragmatism and socialism

February 27, 2009

Remember when liberals were wringing their hands and accusing President George W. Bush of being a dictator and a king? Of course, that was breathtakingly absurd, but what’s really ironic is that these people actually want a king, provided they get to pick him.

As Barack Obama feverishly presses forward with his socialist agenda, one wonders whether any act of executive overreaching might cause the compliant, nay, conspiratorial Democratic congressional majorities to pause or, better yet, to resist.

The rest of this spot-on article can be read here.


The biased dog and the sheriff

February 26, 2009

The AZ Republic can be likened to a dog with a bone in its teeth. Once the flagging newspaper has an issue, in this case illegal immigration, there is no way to get them to part with it. Though the meat was long ago chewed away and the bone wet with the drool of repeated bites, it is guarded and rechomped as the growl grows more fierce.

So it is with the paper’s continued assault on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. It is no secret the editorial board (hopefully, with the exception of his son-in-law Phil Boas) detests the career law enforcement professional and repeatedly attempts to embarrass him. A lesser man would have caved to the relentless pressure long before now — which is likely why he has the resolute support of the citizens who recently elected him to his fifth four-year term since 1992.

Today the Republic touts the findings of a study by another group of illegal alien proponents known as Justice Strategies, which calls Arpaio’s illegal immigration sweeps a “failure.” Checking their website, they also refer to crackdowns on gang violence as a “failure.” a “tragic failure,” or the “wrong approach.”

The group is linked with the Center for Community Alternatives, which has a page devoted to the defense-based Innovate Solutions for Justice, and “sentencing mitigation,” and another providing numerous “tools” for defense attorneys in drug and sex offense cases. It’s not difficult to get a picture of their bent. They voice objections to state legislatures implementing fines for criminal penalties.

Yet it is their biased study which the daily newspaper cites on the front page in the continuing assault on Sheriff Arpaio.

Buried at the bottom of the report are these two paragraphs:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which has supported Arpaio in his efforts to enforce the law credit’s the [enforcement] program with identifying more than 70,000 people suspected of being in the country illegally,” Smith said.

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and author of the 287 (g) program, defended it. “It is astonishing that anyone would want to end a successful, voluntary program that protects American communities from criminal illegal immigrants.

It is Rep. Smith’s comments which merit the front page coverage.  Don’t hold your breath waiting for that day.


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