Gov. Perry’s bold border action: Left v. Right views

July 22, 2014

After it was announced that Texas Gov. Rick Perry was deploying 1,000 National Guard troops to his state’s southern border to provide much-needed security, the liberal Dallas Morning News ran with this headline, “Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s border sheriffs pan Perry’s plan to send National Guardsmen.” 

Perry described his decision as an imperative response to help U.S. Border Patrol agents overwhelmed by an estimated flood of 60,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have arrived since October. With border security spread thin and distracted, drug cartels and human traffickers might push into a state where their crimes already have taken a toll, he said. At the current rate, the illegal arrivals, mainly from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and, of course, Mexico, are expected to reach 90,000 by fall.

This was the Drudge Report’s top-of-the-page take on Perry’s action:

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The Dallas newspaper’s VP and editorial page editor is the same Keven Ann Willey who set the leftwing tone of the Arizona Republic before her move to Texas a dozen+ years ago.

The time has come to deduct the costs of this invasion from the foreign aid cash-strapped American taxpayers are ponying up to send to these countries that hold the United States, our sovereignty, rule of law and generosity in utter disdain. In 2013, El Salvador got $27 million, Guatemala received $84 million, Honduras took in $52 million and Mexico put its hooks in us to the tune of $265 million. Check it out on this U.S. government Foreign Assistance website. Make sure you haven’t eaten before you move the cursor over the map. There is also a drop-down box to facilitate your search.


Riggs mocked for staying fit, silence on Flake’s ego trip

July 19, 2014

“A tough guy for a tough job”

Gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs’ latest campaign ad juxtaposes a few seconds of shots of the 62-year-old former U.S. Congressman working out as it lists his numerous credentials qualifying him for Arizona’s top office.

Leave it to the leftist Arizona Republic newspaper to use the ad to ridicule Riggs, in a bit of tripe titled, “I’m too sexy for my shirt.”

Riggs, also an army vet, a former police officer and a deputy sheriff, begins the pitch with “Arizona needs a strong governor,” and tags his commercial with “Sure it’s a tough job, and I’m just the guy to do it.”

Speaking himself rather than using a paid voice-over announcer, he says, “Big changes take hard work. As governor I’ll protect public safety….Finally secure our border….I’ll fight federal overreach and the Obamatization of Arizona ….by repealing Common Core on Day One and stopping Medicaid Expansion. And I’ll fix the state budget and get our economy growing again.  Sure it’s a tough job….and I’m just the guy to do it.

The same newspaper went silent in 2009 when then-congressman Jeff Flake, in his 40’s at the time, took a solo vacation on a deserted Pacific island with only his tripod and camera to keep him company. He sent shirtless photos of himself to the immediate world and got a pass.

We covered the preening Flake, when he didn’t cover himself —-  and the local newspaper looked the other way. The egocentric Flake even sent his pics to the liberal Washington Post. His shirtless adventure was covered in a Reason magazine piece cleverly titled, Rep. Jeff Flake goes on island vacation, catches crabs, and he milked his beefcaking on in this televised interview.

Hypocritical double standards exist at the amnesty pushing Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). Republicrat Jeff Flake is solidly onboard with their leftwing agenda, so don’t look for objective reporting.


AZ Republic uses dead dogs to bash Arpaio, give pass to Flake

June 27, 2014

Animal cruelty linked to Sen. Jeff Flake’s son and his wife

By now most Arizona residents know about the tragedy of the heat induced deaths suffered by 20 dogs in an East Valley home-based kennel.

In death, the beloved pets have morphed into PETA approved, politically correct, “companion animals” in the daily’s editorial.

As authentic pet lover Sheriff Joe Arpaio investigates this horrific abuse case, the outlandish newspaper editorial uses this as an opportunity to slam the conservative they love to hate, with these words, ”But Maricopa County’s flamboyant sheriff needs to focus on the facts, not the drama.”

Todd Hughes the owner of the boarding facility, has been a bad actor throughout this despicable saga, lying about the number of dogs involved and claiming they merely ran away.  No professional veterinarians were called to help. Instead, dying dogs were heartlessly hosed down in a crude attempt to cool them.

Nearly two dozen dogs were housed in a ten-by-ten laundry room.

But readers had to get to the twelfth paragraph in the seventeen paragraph editorial to find out that Hughes and his wife were out of town when the deaths occurred. The animals were being cared for by their daughter Logan and her husband, Austin Flake, the son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. “This high-profile connection should not matter,” the editorial opines, “but it will raise public interest and attract enhanced scrutiny. Such are the wages of politics.”

And the newspaper’s sarcasm-laced references to the Sheriff? Obviously they are also simply the wages of politics — hate-filled, left wing politics —- the type the Arizona Republic has turned into an art form.

These MCSO press releases contain the facts, the newspaper claims to want:

June 23, 2014Sheriff Arpaio Promises Full Investigation into Deaths of 20 Dogs in Gilbert, AZ Boarding Facility —  — “No stone will go unturned”

June 26, 2014:  Sheriff Arpaio Orders Mounted Posse to Assist in Search for Missing Dog from Gilbert Boarding Facility . . . Launches Helicopter to Aid in Ground Search Sheriff to Attend Saturday Vigil for Deceased Dogs

Although the newspaper will surely disapprove, we’ll share more Flake family values in this post, Generational Flakes, from one year ago regarding Tanner, another of Jeff Flake’s sons. In this case, Papa Flake rushed to the rescue, apologizing for his son‘s online spew of vile racist, anti-Semitic, and homosexual slurs. Tanner was nowhere to be found.

Will Sen. Jeff Flake now be moved to issue an apology to the grieving families for the slipshod care that resulted in the deaths of their beloved pets?


AZ República’s Phil Boas outs SOS candidate Michele Reagan

June 23, 2014

Michele Reagan’s duplicity appears to be “jarring” editorial board —- again

Editorial page editor and amnesty supporter Phil Boas is late to the political reality table with his Quick Hit titled, “Reagan taking hard line on migrants but is a moderate.”

He writes, “Despite her latest pose, Secretary of State candidate Michele Reagan is an immigration moderate. Understanding the mess SB 1070 created, Reagan worked largely behind the scenes to kill five follow-up immigration bills. If leading Republicans such as U.S, Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake could recast themselves as border hardliners to win primary elections, it’s no surprise down-ballot Republicans such as Reagan would do the same.”

In this March 2011 post, “Meet Arizona’s Benedict Arnolds,”Seeing Red AZ linked to the five bills on which Michele Reagan and a group of other colluding Republicrats joined with the united Democrat bloc in the state senate, voting against bills intended to address the continued invasion of our state and country by illegal aliens. In the years since, many of the problems which could have been addressed have significantly exacerbated.

We’ve long been aware of Michele Reagan’s leftist proclivities, which is why we are strong supporters of Wil Cardon in the race for Secretary of State  —- a ”sleeper” post that is often the direct route to the governor’s office. For an overview of how often this line of ascension, which enabled Jan Brewer to succeed Janet Napolitano, has historically played out, read the bold type in this link.

As to Boas’ disappointment in Sens. McCain and Flake recasting themselves as “border hardliners,” we noted in this 2011 post, “Oops — Jeff Flake’s crown slips as he sinks to mere McPolitician,”that the  Arizona Republic’s Doug MacEachern was editorially sputtering out of control when the duplicitous Jeff Flake fell from grace as the newspaper’s anointed amnesty advocate after declaring his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Flake’s politically expedient change of heart, in which he emulated both McCain and his own predecessor Kyl —- who after crafting these (linked) campaign ads giving lip service to “securing the border,” reverted to their previous amnesty stance on legalizing millions of illegal aliens immediately after the ballots were counted.  It was their fraudulent pre-election positions that were “jarring” to those at the newspaper.

It’s surprising that Phil Boas wouldn’t have realized Michele Reagan is cut from the same McCloth.


AZ Republic’s farcical effort “to save marriage”

June 17, 2014

Goal: Expanding the definition of marriage 

The far left daily rarely disappoints. With rampant global chaos and the United States being led by a president who is making good on his promise to fundamentally transform America, the newspaper seizes on an issue near and dear to its heart to editorialize about: Same-sex “marriage.”

The lengthy piece begins by giving the lofty credentials of scholars, intended to impress the newspaper’s dwindling readership, which slipped 11 percent last year.

The editorial attempts to persuade that “gays can save traditional marriage,“ by striking a grand bargain “that if realized would bring together conservatives and liberals, gays and straights, in no less a cause than the preservation of marriage.” The goal of these scholars —- meeting at an Oct. 2 DC Marriage Opportunity Project conclave of national “thinkers/leaders” —- is to construct a “pro-family coalition that builds from the center out instead of the right in.”

 “Gay marriage”, we are told, “is a fait accompli. Whether you like it or not, the facts are stacking quickly in its favor. It will soon be the law across the land. And if not, the next generation will make it so.”

Further the argument goes, if current economic trend lines continue the country we’ve known will unravel. “Imagine,” the editorial states,” if gays saved marriage — saved the institution they fought so hard to get for themselves. How would that look to conservatives who’ve spent the last decade arguing equality would destroy marriage?”

According to the unnamed editorialist, same-sex unions (called “gay marriage” throughout the piece) will help strengthen working-class communities and build consensus that can soothe the culture wars, since they acknowledge that marriage is a bulwark against deprivation and dysfunction in low-income populations. These are populations progressives want dearly to help —- the liberals using their favored descriptive term “progressives,” write.

This new approach is called “marriage opportunity”and the newspaper writes it eagerly looks forward to having a conversation about it.

We’ve already been having the conversation.  This 2010 post Same sex “marriage” given editorial nod by AZ Republic, serves as a reminder that nothing changes with the dual agendas of homosexuality and amnesty. Same sex issues have stepped front and center with the newspaper since January 2008, when Randy Lovely took over as chief editor and VP of News at the daily newspaper, moving to Phoenix with his partner.


Illegal invaders supported by “activists”

June 5, 2014

Has a civilized nation ever survived by welcoming its invaders?

If you have any doubts where the AZ República’s core is, the massive photo which takes up a good portion of the front page and its accompanying caption should allay any doubts. The photo shows “migrants” (the words “illegal aliens“ never make it into print) exiting a federal bus as part of the Texas dump of the foreign invaders — these are from Central America — which Texas has been shipping to Arizona. The caption details “volunteers stepping up to offer [them] comfort.”

Are we to stand by silently as the non-military overthrow of our Constitutional government, bequeathed by America’s founders takes place? The effort is aided and abetted by the Obama administration and his cohorts in the Republican establishment.

Immediately after the 2012 election, John McCain and Jeff Flake, strutted their stuff as members of the amnesty promoting so-called bi-partisan “Gang of Eight.” Previously, and always after securing reelection, the McCain/Kyl duo pushed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” The Arizona 4 GOP House members, Trent Franks, Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert are onboard this illegal train wreck. Franks alone didn’t sign this mealy-mouthed missive to the AZ República, chock full of poll tested bromides keeping the door open to “Immigration Reform.“ But Franks allowed illegals and their supporters to camp out in his front yard and joined them in prayer (video). McCain has vowed to keep fighting for amnesty as long as he is “alive and breathing.

Polishing up her legacy as she readies to leave her ninth floor office, Gov. Jan Brewer has registered her “deep concern” about the dumping of  women, children and unaccompanied juveniles in this letter to Obama. They have been abandoned by DHS at Arizona bus stations without food, water or basic necessities, she writes.

The governor need not fear for their well-being. Large numbers of ‘community activists’ have been showing up at the Phoenix bus station daily, cheering and greeting the illegals. They distribute food, bottles of water, clothing, shoes, and items such as toothbrushes, mouthwash, aspirin, deodorant and other personal supplies.

The question to ask is who are the actual victims — those who willingly subject themselves and their young children to extreme summer temperatures as they invade our sovereign nation, or us —- the citizens who are being overrun by a constant and costly flood of humanity. The newspaper’s recurring barrage of photos and lengthy tales of woe vary little.  The audacity of the illegals is what should receive coverage.

Yesterday illegals and their advocates gathered at U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon’s local office to protest —- what else? They want action on amnesty, and they want it now!

The Primary Election is right around the corner.  Early voting begins July 31. Election Day is August 26. Tell these representatives what you think. After they win reelection, it will be too late.


Fish wrap haranguers carp at Independents — again

June 3, 2014

Fishy_Arizona_Republic Distraught leftists at AZ República implore politically unaligned to strategically limit GOP in Primary Election

Once again the petulant liberals at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) are grousing about low voter turnout among registered Independents. The editorial board is of the collective opinion that without activating this perpetually drowsy voting bloc, the untenable status quo will prevail.

And what’s so untenable?

To the rock solid leftists at the newspaper that would be the fact that all major statewide office holders are Republican: Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Mine Inspector. Add in all five members of the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Republicans in Maricopa, the state’s most populous county, hold the offices of the County Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, Clerk of the Court, Recorder, Assessor, School Superintendent and all but one of the 5-member seats on the Board of Supervisors.

The majority of the 90 member state legislature are Republicans, with a 4-member lead in the Senate and 12-member lead in the House.

The panacea the radicals at the newspaper longed for and relentlessly promoted was the “Top 2 Primary” which  they hoped would decimate the state Republican Party by allowing the top two vote getters —- regardless of party —-  to proceed to the General.  They were, of course,  hoping the only choices would be Democrats. Only columnist Robert Robb was forthright enough to expose the anti-conservative ruse as “…another disappointing attempt to change election outcomes by changing the rules.”

When sham tactics don’t work, the newspaper attempts to ravage conservatives who have the daring to buck the open borders mantra and adhere to Constitutional principles. Examples are former Senate President Russell Pearce, whom the newspaper decreed deserved ouster for spearheading SB 1070. The incessant posturing against Sheriff Joe Arpaio is fed by the same poisoned well. Attorney General Tom Horne is in its sights now. In each case the tactics are identical: Nonstop, repetitive and vicious reports, often veering sharply from the not-so-important facts, are their modus operandi.

The newspaper is hoping to sway registered Independents to opt for the Republican ballot and  skew the Primary election results by supporting the weakest Republican candidate in order to assure Democrats ultimately grab the power that has long eluded them. The aim is to reinstate liberals throughout the spectrum. Employing the tactics defined by Saul Alinsky in his “Rules for Radicals,” the aim is to marginalize conservatives. As an example, witness the nearly daily assault on Arizona’s effective conservative Attorney General Tom Horne.

Many are unaware of what undergirds the desperation driving the far-left newspaper. Talk to your friends, relatives and neighbors and inform them of the deceptive tactics. We don’t have the megaphone the press wields, but neither, anymore, does the desperate and faltering Arizona República.


AZ Republic attempts to conceal key information in freeway death

May 16, 2014

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Haven’t you had enough of the newspaper’s bias?

In the Arizona Republic’s reporting of the tragic and unnecessary death of off-duty Mesa police officer Brandon Mendoza in a head-on collision, readers might have noticed the peculiar placement of a crucial fact. 

Brandon Mendoza, 32, was killed by Raul Silva-Corona, who had driven more than 30 miles in the wrong direction on Valley freeways in the early morning hours Monday. Officer Mendoza had just finished a patrol shift and was driving home when he was killed.

Silva-Corona’s blood-alcohol level was .24 percent —- three times the legal limit —- when the collision occurred. In Arizona, a driver is presumed to be legally drunk with an .08 percent blood-alcohol level.

Bringing up the rear of the 400-plus word news report in the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is this key bit of information tucked away in the final sentence:

“Also Thursday, federal officials confirmed Silva-Corona was in the country illegally. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said he was a native of Chihuahua, Mexico.”

Have you had enough of selective “news” contained in the “fish wrap?” You might want to follow Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s excellent advice at the end of this brief video.


AZ Republic Newspeak: “Pro-life” = “anti-abortion”

May 5, 2014

The hard-left Arizona República is in high gear prepping for the upcoming elections from its increasingly radical perch. The entire crew —- from editorial staff, reporters and columnists, to the readily obliging editorial cartoonist —- is marching in lockstep to elect their favored liberal candidates. They’ll even cozy up to weak Republicrats in the Primary in order to get their desired liberals elected in the General.

Having seen them in action for years, we know the drill and are keen to expose it.

Today we focus on the newspaper’s flimsy “Fact Check” as it relates to Republican gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs. The topic is “Where GOP candidates stand on abortion issues.”

Riggs, a former California congressman, is pro-life, which he affirmed by saying he was the only candidate running for governor with a proven pro-life voting record. While other candidates hold pro-life views, it turns out Secretary of State Ken Bennett and state Sen. Al Melvin have actually cast pro-life votes while serving in the state legislature, so Riggs conceded that he meant to say ”federal voting record.”

Far more interesting than the misspeak, however, is the turn of phrase the newspaper used in the full-page article attempting to castigate him. The words “pro-life” must gum up the works on the failing newspaper’s keyboards. Instead, “anti-abortion” is repeatedly used —- to forward the left’s death-to-innocents agenda.

To accomplish its goal of promoting abortion, no distortion is too excessive. The skewing of language is an old propaganda technique. George Orwell’s book titled “1984” described a Ministry of Truth that obliterated history and altered words to adapt to governmental edicts in a language called Newspeak. The slogan: “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength” was inscribed on currency, cigarette wrappers, stamps, ubiquitous banners — to hammer the message.

In describing the Newspeak formalized at Associated Press, we’ve previously referenced Orwell’s book, in which protagonist Winston Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a “reduced” language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party.

We conservatives are “unpersons” to the MSM liberals. But we still have a voice. We need to continue to use it.


Leftist Linda Valdez: Longs for LBJ, skews facts

April 21, 2014

As the dedicated far-left radical she is, Linda Valdez, editorialist at the Arizona Republic, looks back longingly over five decades at Democrat President B. Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. His failed “war” was integral to his blurred vision of a “Great Society.”

Through LBJ’s efforts to establish programs that compensated single mothers, fathers were rendered unnecessary as they were replaced by welfare checks. In this column, “Race and Rhetoric,” economist and syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell analyzes the disintegration of the black family —- which he notes has survived centuries of slavery and generations of government-imposed discrimination in the Jim Crow era, but began coming apart in the wake of the expansion of the liberal welfare state and its accompanying social dogmas.

The very government expansion acclaimed by Linda Valdez.

The poverty rate among blacks was nearly cut in half in the 20 years prior to the 1960s, a record unmatched since then, despite the expansion of welfare state policies in the 1960s.

Unemployment among black 16 and 17-year-old males was 12 percent back in 1950. Yet unemployment rates among black 16 and 17-year-old males has not been less than 30 percent for any year since 1970 —- and has been over 40 percent in some of those years.

Not only was unemployment among blacks in general lower before the liberal welfare state policies expanded in the 1960s, rates of imprisonment of blacks were also lower then, and most black children were raised in two-parent families. At one time, a higher percentage of blacks than whites were married and working.

None of these facts fits liberal social dogmas, writes Sowell.

Valdez’ column exposes her fringe mentality, worship of the nanny state, and  includes fervent fawning over Arizona’s liberal extremist Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ CD-3), as well as a venomous diatribe against Republicans. This is her pie-eyed description: “Meanwhile, the GOP continued its relentless push to undermine unions and worker rights, keep wages low, sabotage public schools, cut college grants, roll back federal protections for consumers and the environment, stonewall immigration reform, limit women’s reproductive rights, stiff infrastructure and endlessly try to convince the American people that the country can’t afford beloved programs that reflect our shared sense of national responsibility: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.”

How much clearer could it be that facts take a back seat to leftist spew in the pages of the Arizona Republic? You know what to do. (Video: 22 second mark.)


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