Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place

September 19, 2014

Career aspirations of political animal run headlong into the carcasses of dead pets

So what do you do when you’re the chief prosecutor in the most populous county in Arizona and the country’s most renown and fearless sheriff sends you felony recommendations following a completed investigation?

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio did just that recently, forwarding twenty-one charges of animal neglect and cruelty to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. The recommendation of charges came after an arduous and professional three-month investigation related to the heinous deaths of dogs supposedly being cared for at a Gilbert kennel bearing the menacingly funereal name Green Acre.  Arpaio, a champion of animals, has had an Animal Crimes Investigations Unit as part of his office for over a decade.

Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, the owners of the kennel, were vacationing in Florida, leaving the  dogs in the care of their daughter Logan and her husband Austin. When they returned, Todd Hughes initially told the pet owners their dogs had all run away.  Later they claimed the deaths of nearly two dozen dogs were the result of an accident when a dog chewed through an air-conditioning electrical cord, disabling the unit. The dogs died an agonizing death, suffocating in the small utility room in which they were crammed together on a searingly hot June day. The dead dogs were then carted out to a storage shed where they were callously dumped.

The veterinarian who performed necropsies on some of the dogs indicated suffocation was the likely cause of death. 

Austin Flake is the son of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. And this is where things begin to get dicey.

Montgomery has career aspirations that are rumored to include the state’s second senate seat, when McCain finally moves on. Obviously how he chooses to handle this widely scrutinized case could have devastating consequences for his ambitions.

At a recent press conference in which he exhibited raw insensitivity to the grieving pet owners, Montgomery gave more than a few clues (video) as to his bent. “This isn’t to cheapen or minimize the loss of the pets to the families,” Montgomery said. “But we’re not talking about the deaths of 23 children.” 

Oddly, Montgomery used the occasion to slam his predecessor‘s administration, and repeatedly said there are no assurances of convictions, becoming a broken record stating the office standard of a “reasonable likelihood of conviction.”

The harshest punishment Austin and Logan Flake might receive is the inability to ever own an animal in Maricopa County. No joke. The Maricopa County Attorney actually noted that as a potential penalty.

Okay. We get it. When the prosecutor sounds more like a public defender, expressing concerns over what the “impact to someone’s life in the future” might be after being charged with a felony, it becomes all too clear that Montgomery sees his own future looming before him. If it crashes or soars could well depend on 21 dead pups and a couple of rabbits.


Naturalized AZ Rep. proposes requiring civics to graduate high school

September 18, 2014

State Rep. Steve Montenegro knows a thing or two about American citizenship.  His background has motivated his desire to ensure that Arizona high school students are knowledgeable about our government and the freedoms that were intended for us by our nation’s founders.

Montenegro, a Republican representing Legislative District 13, was born in El Salvador, immigrating to the United States with his family when he was little more than a toddler. His personal history is inspiring —- a true American success story.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University, he earned degrees in Political Science and Theology. He has taught school and works as a youth minister. Montenegro is also a District Representative for U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (CD-8). 

Montenegro has proposed that graduating high school students have a solid understanding of civics. He is working with other state legislators and representatives of the Civics Proficiency Institute, writing legislation for the requirement. Arizona’s 51st legislative session begins January 12, 2015.

“Every single student in Arizona and across the United States of America should have basic knowledge and understanding of American government,” Rep. Montenegro said. “If we as a people don’t know where our fundamental rights come from, where that authority comes from, it’s easier to be led astray, led away, misled,” Montenegro said at a press conference Wednesday. “What we want is to help people engage in society.”

He was joined by fellow Republican Representatives supporting the proposed legislation, including John Allen (LD15) and newly elected Jay Lawrence  (LD23).

The alarming  lack of basic knowledge about our government is exhibited by the high school students in this video. These grossly undereducated kids will be deciding our nation’s future. Will they be inclined to protect that which they are ignorant about?


AZ GOP candidates join Dem’s feigned outrage, Pearce resigns

September 15, 2014

Conservative icon Russell Pearce, Arizona’s former Senate President, knows all too well what it’s like to be at the center of controversy. Now as a  radio talk show host he has once again energized the left with comments he made on his popular Saturday evening KKNT 960-AM radio program, The Russell Pearce Show, which provides a forum for Republican candidates and expression.

The brouhaha grew from the expected ire of state Democrat Party Executive Director DJ Quinlan to include pilers-on from within the Republican Party as they struggle to distance themselves from his comments and secure Independent votes in the upcoming General Election.

First out of the hatch to join the Dems was Mark Brnovich candidate for Attorney General. Pearce endorsed his incumbent, primary opponent. Brnovich jumped at the opportunity to issue a statement saying Pearce’s remarks “are unrepresentative of the Republican Party I know. The notion that government would force sterilization upon anyone is counter to everything I believe about individual liberty and contrary to the founding principles of a free nation,” adding, “comments that demean the plight of the poor, including women in the dual role of mother and economic provider, are not conservative; they’re cruel. And I reject them.”

So what has caused the uproar that united some statewide Republican candidates (named in this Arizona Republic article) to join with the Democrats in denouncing the conservative leader? He is reputed to have said, “You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.”  He did not call for state-imposed sterilization.

Pearce was elected to a two-year term as First Vice Chair of the AZ Republican Party by a wide margin of state committeemen at their January 2012 meeting, carrying the strong endorsement of then-State Party Chairman, Tom Morrissey. 

Now the current party chairman Robert Graham has accepted Pearce’s conciliatory resignation tendered late last night in this statement:

“As an unapologetic conservative, I’ve stood up for the rule of law and our constitutional freedoms. I love this great Republic, and have loved serving Arizona and my service with the Republican party. Recently on my radio show there was a discussion about the abuses to our welfare system. I shared comments written by someone else and failed to attribute them to the author. This was a mistake. This mistake has been taken by the media and the left and used to hurt our Republican candidates. 

I do not want the progressive left and the media to try to take a misstatement from my show and use it to attack our candidates. I care about the Republican party and its conservative platform too much to let them do that. Yet I have to recognize that hosting a radio show and the nature of the debates that we have had and will continue to have are incompatible with what our Party needs from its leadership team. For that reason, I am submitting my resignation as a Vice Chairman of the Republican Party. I will never back down from standing up for what I believe in and I will continue to fight for the principles that our founding generation risked their lives for. But I have no intention of being used as a distraction by the Democrats looking to escape responsibility for their failed policies. It is time to return the focus to where it belongs, and that is the direction that our state and country should be headed towards. Let’s get back to winning in November!”

The Honorable Russell Pearce, who has endured slings and arrows before, resigns rather than allow Republican statewide candidates to fail. The rest of us should keep our eyes on the ball, as First Amendment rights ensuring freedom of speech are being curtailed. Some Republican candidates who should be upholding them are joining with the most liberal elements to misconstrue and constrain them.


Frustration abounds in LD 28 as RINOs reign

September 12, 2014

The following message was sent to Legislative District 28 Chairman Scott O’Connor by Tom Mason, a decades-long precinct committeeman. It was also copied to AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham and Maricopa County Chairman A.J. La Faro. This district has been the longtime home to John McCain, Jon Kyl and their establishment operatives, who preach the deceptive message of “unity,” which actually translates to promoting the liberal theme of the Democrats.

Scott,

I attended my last district 28 meeting as an elected PC this past Tuesday. Interesting that you would greet me and Sally Geyer as we approached the sign-in table with “here’s two faces I don’t recognize – are you two new PCs”? Sally and I have been PCs for over 20 years. Sally has been the PC captain in Kaibab Precinct for 18 years with exception of the past two where I was the captain. Actually, I was appointed by you because none of the (I was assured I wouldn’t have to do anything) PCs in Kaibab would take the position. As a side note, of the ten elected PCs in Kaibab, I believe we were the only two present at Tuesday’s meeting.

I would have extended my congratulations to District 28 PCs Kathy Petsas, Jane, Ann and Bob Lynch on whatever efforts they may have put forth in electing “closet democrats” (aka RINOs) to replace Conservative Republican PCs. But I didn’t want to disillusion Shawnna Bolick (candidate for State Representative in 28) or Wendy Rogers (congressional candidate in CD 9) who were both in attendance and are counting on Republican PCs to get out the GOP base. In my precinct of Kaibab newly elected PC Marci Farnsworth has an Eric Meyer (current democrat representative for Dist.28) sign in her front yard and PC Susan Charlton and her husband Paul are Co-Chairs of democrat Fred DuVal’s gubernatorial campaign committee.

While democrats are busy “fundamentally” changing the United States of America into a socialist nation it struck me as rather odd you, who are never reluctant to take on a GOP office holder or call someone out during a meeting, would not have publicly chastised PCs Charlton and Farnsworth and/or called for their resignations as Republican Precinct Committeemen.

This may come as a surprise to you but I assure you Fred DuVal, Felecia Rotellini, Terry Goddard and Eric Meyer aren’t the least bit surprised with their good fortune; because all the aforementioned District 28 PCs could easily fall under the “usual suspects” category when it comes to helping democrats get elected to public office.

The democrat’s mantra for this year’s election cycle is “It doesn’t matter what party you belong to”. Unfortunately, we have PCs who are misguidedly playing into the democrat’s hands. I have always maintained these special interest non-principled political campaign strategists and lobbyists would eventually infiltrate and destroy our political party structure.

Scott, unless you too believe in “bi-partisan” party structure, you need to get a handle on these PCs before we lose our state to the special interests that prey upon the naive and uninformed.

Tom Mason

District 28 Kaibab PC

Seeing Red AZ has previously written about RINO attempts to takeover this once solidly conservative district. Here are a few:

Jan. 10, 2014:  Prayer controversy escalates in LD 28 & UPDATES

June 15, 2013:  Laurie Roberts champions GOP traitors & update

May 18, 2013:  Reagan, O’Connor: Liberal elites masquerade as Republicans

Dec. 22, 2012:  RINO Kathy Petsas aids Dem fundraising machine

Nov. 29, 2012:  Conservatives targeted in LD 28

Aug. 17, 2012:  Snake oil salesman Jon Kyl undermines conservatives

July 25, 2012:  Kooky newspaper on DeKook toot

July 6, 2012:   Dist. 28 (formerly 11) recertifies its RINO status Update: O’Connor responds

March 18, 2001: Meet Arizona’s Benedict Arnolds Adam Driggs LD 11, now LD 28

Oct. 8, 2010:    Political comedy: Grant Woods plays the clown, loses vote

Sept. 24, 2010: Grant Woods leads RINOs for Rotellini


AZ Amnesty pushers McCain, Flake, engage in outrageous deception

September 10, 2014

Duo claim they want full-scale border prosecutions

In the face of terrorist threats against the United States, Arizona Sens. John McCain and his duplicitous doppelganger Jeff Flake are attempting to perpetrate the most outrageous act of deception.

Recent news has been rife with fearsome reports that the United State’s porous southern border is a portal allowing ease of access to terrorist groups that intend to bring destruction to American cities. Threats have been issued by militant Islamic jihadists, and warnings of impending devastating attacks have even been sent to American authorities by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.

Arizonans know all too well that the most enthusiastic supporters of amnesty and keeping our border accessible to hordes of illegal invaders have been the double-talking and bogus tricksters, John McCain and Jeff Flake.  

If your memory needs refreshing click on the links under their names to remember that both campaigned for the U.S. Senate as border hawks and immediately after election reverted to their amnesty stance, even forming the so-called bipartisan Gang of Eight, to push for amnesty and keep our country vulnerable.

We’ve covered the treacherous charlatans often.

Now the duplicitous duo are feigning concern that a federal program they claim has driven down incoming illegal aliens in the Yuma sector is being scaled back as the Obama administration plans to stop prosecuting illegals, focusing only on criminals and those who have previously been deported.  In a great display of showmanship, McCain and Flake have sent this letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking that he reconsider his actions —– actions that have been in effect since Aug. 18, 2011, as the administration bowed to intense pressure from amnesty advocates.

Flake is quoted in the stridently pro-open border Arizona Republic claiming there is almost “universal agreement” that the program known as Operation Streamline has stemmed the tide of illegal immigration in the Yuma Sector.

“Some people think it’s too harsh —- you’ll get some of the immigration activists who protested against it —- but I think everybody has recognized the effectiveness of it,” Flake said. “In Yuma, that’s been what everybody points to when they talk about policies that work. To just turn away from that is really troubling.”

What is actually “really troubling” is that these two deceivers think Arizona citizens are foolish enough to think they have changed their long-standing positions one iota. When it comes to border security, these men are loathsome liars, who are merely playing a CYA game in the face of terrorist threats and shamefully doing so the day before the thirteenth anniversary of September 11th.  


What do leftists Janet Napolitano and Fred Duval have in common?

September 8, 2014

Grant Woods once again leads traitorous RINO support 

Janet Napolitano was the most radically liberal governor to lead the state of Arizona in memory. Now a devoted crony of hers is running for the same office and using identical tactics.  Napolitano regarded her liberal counterpart so highly, she appointed Fred DuVal to the Arizona Board of Regents where he made a name for himself astronomically raising state university student tuitions and fees, voting for increases that doubled the price of attendance at the three state universities during his 6-year tenure.

Napolitano left Arizona midterm to work for Barack Obama and DuVal worked in Bill Clinton’s administration. But they have even more in common, as both flaunt the endorsement of turncoat Republicrats, with the contemptible egotist Grant Woods, a onetime John McCain congressional Chief of Staff, leading the pack.

This is the full-page campaign ad Fred DuVal ran in the Arizona Republic last week. The format evokes memories of Janet Napolitano’s 2006 defector ad, which follows his on this page.  Click each ad to enlarge.

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Kyrsten Sinema deceitfully alters stance on military, vets

September 4, 2014

CD 9 voters have a choice: Vote for a 5th-generation military officer, Air Force pilot Lt Col Wendy Rogers (ret.) or radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema, now posing as a moderate

As slickly as radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema repackaged herself from a losing Green Party candidate  to a Democrat Arizona state legislator, she also attempted to conceal her Communist Party ideology. Sinema’s Cinco de Mayo and May Day greetings which each appeared in the Communist publication People’s Weekly World, can be seen in this post.

In 2007, while a member of the state legislature, Sinema was one of eight AZ Dems who introduced HB 2286, an appalling bill that imposed mandatory minimum jail sentences on members of the civilian Minutemen —- many former American service personnel —- trying to get a negligent U.S. government to simply enforce existing immigration laws by alerting authorities to the illegal invaders crossing our southern border. Using the same negative and insulting words as her close friend, Janet Napolitano who singled out America’s returning military personnel, Sinema referred to these patriotic citizens as “domestic terrorists.”

During her 2012 congressional campaign in the newly crafted Congressional District 9, Guy Benson wrote this revealing report for Townhall “Moderate” Arizona Democrat Has Deep Ties to Left-Wing Radicals, Obama White House. Although we strongly urge you to read it in its entirety, this snippet unmasks the pretender:

Beyond opposing America’s military response to the atrocities of 9/11 (the facts of which some of her associates call into question), Sinema has also promoted and appeared with radical characters, including convicted terrorist collaborator Lynne Stewart, and a self-described “pagan” and “witch” known as “Starhawk.”  While colluding with Starhawk to oppose US military efforts, Sinema wrote this email to her fellow activists in 2003, warning them against referring to any illegal activities in writing, lest the government be monitoring their communications.

Now in this ad, Sinema has re-crafted herself once again —- convincing the grieving parents of a young military vet who tragically committed suicide, that she is working in their behalf and in the interest of the military. 

In this press release the woman who holds the military in contempt, boasts of a Department of Defense contract award to a Tempe defense manufacturer, calling it a “vital investment in the safety of our military service members,” saying “they will provide our men and women in uniform with the best, most innovative technology produced right here in Arizona.”

Here charlatan Sinema hypocritically calls for action following the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General confirming gross mismanagement and delays in access to care in the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

Contrast Kyrsten Sinema emceeing this bizarre event calling for the “end of US Occupation of Iraq,” co-sponsored by the Progressive Democrats of America and crackpot 9-11 Truthers, showcasing Cindy Sheehan —- with Lt Col Wendy Rogers (ret.) who served America as one of the first 100 women pilots in the U.S. Air Force.

The clear choices presented in this election are unique in their simplicity. Send Sinema home.


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