NYC officers murdered, Maupin crawls out of Phx rat hole

December 21, 2014

Open season on police as WH and race baiters stoke racial fires

Racial unrest exacerbated by Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder reached another explosive level Saturday when a cowardly killer named Ismaaiyl Abdulah Brinsley, 28, shot and killed two New York City police officers. Brinsley then committed suicide.

Prior to his spineless execution of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, the killer posted on Instagram “I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGardner #RIPMikeBrown This May Be My Final Post.”  The image of a silver handgun accompanied the macabre message.

Officers Liu, married just two months, and Ramos, a married father of a 13-year-old son, were taking part in an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant when they were each shot point-blank in the head as Brinsley approached their patrol car.Brinsley was a fugitive who shot his former girlfriend in Baltimore earlier Saturday, according to this report in the Baltimore Sun.

This video shows NYPD officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill deBlasio, whom they hold culpable, as he walked into the police press conference Saturday evening. The New York Post has the report.

The shooting comes at a time of heightened tensions amid grand jury decisions in the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York. Both men were black and the officers white.

The Obama White House sent a message that escalation of protests are acceptable when it sent three officials to attend Brown’s funeral —- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, which it snubbed last year. 

At the time, AG Eric Holder personally visited Ferguson and assigned dozens of investigators to conduct a federal civil rights probe. Riots and looting, followed by burning of businesses came in the wake of the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict the police officer. Few will forget Obama’s declaration in another case, “if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon (Martin).  This Bill Whittle video fills in the facts Obama omits.

The double standards,  reported by the Washington Times, became ever more apparent as unarmed white 20-year-old Dillon Taylor was killed by a black police officer in Utah, with no White House representatives at his funeral and no federal probe underway.

To further stoke the fires, Phoenix has it’s own Al Sharpton protégé, a race baiter named Jarrett Maupin, who like his mentor Sharpton, is congregation-less yet still calls himself Reverend —-  though their contemptible actions belie that title.  Saturday afternoon Maupin rallied a few dozen demonstrators into downtown Phoenix to lie down in the street and on the light rail tracks halting traffic while calling for “justice” and protesting “police violence.”

Maupin ought to be calling for bringing fathers back to black families, instilling values and making education a priority. Seventy-three percent out-of-wedlock births insure poverty, gang involvement and accompanying crime.


McCain spaniel Jeff Flake colludes with Dems on Cuba

December 17, 2014

Aisle-crossing Flake sole Republican favoring lifting embargo on Communist isle

Credited as key players in brokering a secret prisoner exchange and working to normalizing relations with the oppressive Communist dictatorship of Cuba were Democrat Sens. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.). U.S. Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) were also involved with negotiating the Cuba deal, at the urging of  the Obama White House..

The stand alone Republican in this mix is none other than Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake.

U.S. contractor Alan Gross was swapped for three Cubans jailed in the United States for spying. Gross worked on Van Hollen’s first campaign.

“When I visited Alan last month, he expressed the hope that his ordeal might somehow lead to positive changes between the United States and Cuba,” Flake enthused Wednesday. “With today’s significant and far-reaching announcements, I think it already has.”

Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla), whose parents are Cuban immigrants, summed up Obama’s overreach in normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba with this statement: “At a minimum Barack Obama is the worst negotiator we’ve had as president since at least Jimmy Carter, and maybe in the modern history of this country,” he said on Fox News. “The issue that I care about in Cuba is democracy. Nothing that is happening here will further that cause.”

Noting he was glad Gross would be reunited with his family, Rubio added that the exchange for three spies sets a “very dangerous precedent.” He said, “It puts a price on every American abroad. Governments now know that if they take an American hostage, they can get very significant concessions from the U.S.”              

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, was no happier.  “President Obama’s actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government.” Menendez said that exchanging Gross for “three convicted criminals sets an extremely dangerous precedent. It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.”  Read his contemptuous  statement. Menendez is also of Cuban heritage.

Obama earlier lifted some travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans and allowed former Cuban nationals living in the U.S. to send remittances (U.S. dollars) to family members still in Cuba.

The U.S. Department of State has had Cuba on the terror watch list since 1982.

Now Obama’s advisors have announced he will attend the Summit of the Americas in Panama —- a conference Cuban dictator/President Raul Castro will also attend.

The U.S. embargo against the Communist regime 90 miles from our shore, has been in effect since 1960.

We previously posted Jeff Flake would be term-limited in his beloved Cuba Check it out.


Bush 3? Conservatives will take a pass on dynasty

December 17, 2014

To no one’s surprise, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced on Tuesday he would “actively explore” a 2016 run for the White House.

We’ve written about him before. This post, “Another Bush? Thanks, Jeb, but we’ve had enough,” is from March 2013, when he was promoting his soft-on-illegal-immigration book, written to keep him relevant after leaving office.  It’s worth reviewing —- the post, not the book —- the hardcover of which can now be purchased  for less than a buck on Amazon, exactly what it’s worth.

Nothing has changed except Jeb’s lost 15 lbs, attempting to shape up before entering the fray. Just in time to welcome in the New Year, he’s promising to send out 250,000 email releases from his time as governor and gearing up to release an eBook on his governing style to strut his digital hipness.

The eBook and emails could well serve as a calculated distraction from Bush’s financesincluding overseas investments and his work for venture capital firms, which have recently come under scrutiny.

Well aware he holds numerous positions out of step with the conservative base of the Republican party, Bush acknowledges, “I am who I’ve been.” 

Yep. We’ve noticed. 

Who he’s “been” also includes Jeb Bush being a longtime and dedicated supporter of Common Core.

Apr. 23, 2014:  Why Jeb Bush will never be President

Sept. 6, 2013: Jeb Bush opting out of 2016 presidential race?


Flake kin beg for cash to aid in dead dog defense

December 13, 2014

Gilbert grifters grab for greenbacks

At this point most Arizonans are aware of the disturbing saga* of  the dogs who died agonizing heat-related suffocation deaths in a small windowless utility room, sans air conditioning at Green Acre kennel. Nearly two dozen family pets entrusted to the owner’s care suffered excruciating deaths last summer. Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, the kennel owners, were vacationing out of state when the deaths occurred.  They left the boarding facility and pets in the care of their daughter and son-in-law Logan and Austin Flake. Austin is the son of Arizona U.S. Senator Jeff Flake.

All four of them have been indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges relating to the June 20 gruesome incident. The indictment charges the Hugheses with 22 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, and one felony count of fraudulent schemes and artifices. Austin and Logan Flake are each charged with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. The pets had neither food nor water in their stomachs, according to  the veterinarian who performed necropsies on the dogs. The Flakes did not call for veterinary assistance, opting to hose down the dogs and then callously pile their carcasses in a shed.

The four family members are also charged in a civil lawsuit.

Displaying an abysmal lack of judgment to go with her boorish coarseness MaLeisa Hughes, (news video) and her husband Todd, have now taken to begging for money for their legal defense on a GoFundMe online account. They are seeking $50,000.

*Additional background is available here:

Oct. 13, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Focus of daily’s sarcastic jab remains inert

Sept. 29, 2014: Still awaiting Montgomery’s Flake decision

Sept. 19, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place

July 17, 2014: 21 dead dogs inconsequential as Flake connection gets cover-up

June 27, 2014: AZ Republic uses dead dogs to bash Arpaio, give pass to Flake & Update


Establishment love-fest signals Ducey’s direction

December 12, 2014

Doug Ducey hearts McMentor Jon Kyl

The Dan Nowicki article, “Mentor Kyl helps Ducey gain footing,” is a front-pager in the daily. It’s that important. The exchange of worshipful praise between incoming Gov. Doug Ducey and his acknowledged “mentor” former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl is downright blush worthy, akin to inadvertently witnessing a romantic tryst between two lovers.

But this was not inadvertent. In fact, it’s a bold advertisement of what to expect from the Ducey administration. Picture the intended message ricocheting statewide in eye-popping Day-Glo fluorescents.

For every enthusiastic accolade Ducey lobs in Kyl’s direction, there is a return serve. Kyl is quoted as saying he and Ducey think alike. “We’re both conservative,” Kyl fibbed. As for Ducey, he says he hopes to rely on Kyl long past his current stint chairing the governor-elect’s transition team.

Liberal pollster Bruce Merrill says he sees similarities between the two men. Merrill notes that Kyl’s position at the helm of Ducey’s transition team is just one sign of his continuing influence in Arizona politics and policy.

We’ve observed that very trait in 2012 watching in disbelief as Jon Kyl inveigled himself into precinct committeemen elections, as he attempted to oust conservatives from the political posts by sending out these mailers to households in a concerted effort to dilute the grassroots base.

Kyl worked diligently, devoting himself to selling his endorsed slates of RINOs to commandeer the precinct committeemen elections in contested precincts.  These elections are fundamental to the direction of the party since it is the elected precinct committeemen who then elect the intra-party county leadership. Some committeemen are elected as state committeemen and represent their districts at the statewide GOP statutory meeting, electing state party officers.

Reporter Nowicki, whose main assignment is covering John McCain, notes McCain’s admiration for Kyl, as he enthuses “He [Kyl] is respected by one and all, Republican and Democrat,” McCain said of his former Senate colleague. “I wish I were as good a public servant as Jon Kyl. I think he’s a wonderful man.”

There you have it. A warm triad, mutual admiration society—-  and one to watch like a hawk.


Psst…“Don’t tell anybody I said that”

December 11, 2014

These ignoramuses with titles teach our kids

Illustrating the topic “How they came to power,” Dr. Blake Armstrong, a psychology professor at South Texas College in Weslaco, Texas was recorded (video under link) as he likened the rise of the tea party to the rise of the Nazi party. The school is a public community college supported by taxpayers.

Armstrong began his lecture saying, “In 1931, which was really interesting, the Nazis —- people were kind of tired of them. They’ve been around since 1920, 11 years now. They’ve won seats —- they’re like the tea party. That’s such a good example,” Armstrong smugly noted. “Don’t tell anybody I said that, though.”

“But in the sense of how they politically came to power, there’s a good analogy there. That eventually people realized, ‘Oh, these Nazis are a bunch of nuts,’ ‘These tea party people are a bunch of nuts.’ I mean, the analogy really is a good analogy,” he concluded.

No, Professor Armstrong.  The analogy really is a vile one, based in leftwing deceit and moral relativism.

The tea party rose up out of citizen frustration. It is not actually a party, but a gathering of Americans united in their desire to return our United States to its constitutionally based roots. Last we heard they did not have forced labor death camps or gas chambers and ovens such as those in which the Nazis systematically murdered millions of those they deemed “undesirables.”

In another video, Armstrong says “civil disobedience just doesn’t work anymore.  All these people are joining ISIL, because they feel like the rest of the world is abandoning them —- which we are.”

Let’s hope so. Armstrong might have missed the numerous reports depicting these fanatics beheading innocent Westerners.

South Texas College needs to reassess its association with Blake Armstrong. He is unworthy of holding a position of trust and the ability to influence captive audiences in his classroom.


Like a moth to the flame…McCain drawn to warmth of publicity.

December 9, 2014

John McCain took to the Senate floor today, granted time by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and grateful for the publicity, “crossed party lines,” giving legitimacy to the Dems’ brazen political play.

How times and the players have changed. Last year, even former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, a Democrat, credited enhanced interrogation techniques —- including waterboarding of top Al Qaeda operatives in the wake of 9/11, as ultimately leading to the whereabouts and killing of the terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden, saving American lives.

One question Sen. McCain never addressed in his senate diatribe: Which is worse…water boarding or beheading?

 


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