Families of Sandy Hook victims sue gun manufacturer

December 16, 2014

U.S. Senate confirms anti-gun advocate as U.S. Surgeon General on same day

A lawsuit against gun manufacturer Bushmaster has been filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut by the families of nine of the people killed, and another who was wounded, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Also named in the suit are the local retailer who sold the AR-15 weapon used by Adam Lanza, 20, to kill 20 first-graders and six educators. He also killed his mother in the home they shared, later turning his gun on himself.

The depraved acts of violence against innocent young children and their teachers shocked the nation. Grief was felt by all who heard of the sadistic slaughter. Yet this lawsuit makes little sense.

“It’s very easy to blame an inanimate object. Any kind of instrument in the wrong hands can be put to evil use. This comes down to intent — criminal behavior, accountability and responsibility,” George Kollitides, the CEO of Freedom Group, which owns Bushmaster, told Washington Times in 2013.

The 40-page negligence and wrongful death suit names Bushmaster as well as a weapons distributor and the retailer that sold the gun used in the shooting. Plaintiffs claim the weapon, purchased by Lanza’s mother two years earlier, should not have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.

Passed in 2005, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act shields most gun makers and dealers from civil action “resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse” of a firearm or ammunition.

Yet Monday in a 51-4 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. Murthy has been at the center of controversy, tweeting on Oct. 12, 2012, “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.”

He also founded Doctors for America, a national physicians group that worked to pass Obamacare, and has worked to promote the seriously flawed government overreach into American health care.

 


AZ Republic cheers the demise of E Pluribus Unum

December 15, 2014

“Out of many, one” transmogrifies into “out of one, many” as unity takes back seat to diversity

The Periódico de la República de Arizona’s (Arizona Republic‘s) dual agendas of amnesty for illegals and promotion of same-sex issues, have matured and given birth to a rowdy youngster named Diversity.

The celebration of diversity, tinged with the not-so-veiled threat of the coming minority status of today’s European-ethnic majority has stepped front and center, elbowing the longtime favorites to the sidelines.

Like the carnival midway it has become, the newspaper now has a new go-to attraction known as the “Changing Face of America.” Our nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum —- Latin for “Out of many, one” —- is teetering on the brink of extinction, with diversity based separatism grabbing the limelight in this ongoing series.

Sunday’s five-page splash followed three teens “who have long had one date etched in their minds,” that being “Nov. 8, 2016, Election Day, and the day all three will turn 18.”

On Saturday, we were treated to a skew by reporter David Gonzalez, who noted he was wearing a dark blue suit, and described his speech to the United Nations on World Cities Day, dealing with….what else?  Increasing diversity, of course.  His report centered on being invited to speak to a conference whose goal is to “make sure American cities become socially inclusive as they become increasingly diverse.” His complaint is that “many immigrants remain invisible.”

Gonzalez, it turns out,  is quite the linguistic contortionist. In employing over 1900 words in his report, he used the word “immigration” 14 times, “immigrants” 20, “without legal status,” twice, “unauthorized migrants,” only once, “illegal” (“the debate over illegal immigration”) once, “undocumented” a single time, and “illegal alien” not at all.

Rather than finding strength uniting us as proud Americans in the manner of  previous generations of grateful legal immigrants, we are separating along ethnic fissures. Most disturbing is the fact that America’s twice-elected first black president, has presided over and exacerbated the deterioration of race relations, according to this Bloomberg Politics Poll.

Americans are witnessing the result of the invasion of our nation by a flood of people who came here in violation of our laws and national sovereignty —- now aided and abetted by Obama’s illegal executive amnesty and shameful congressional inertia. They do not value our history, language or way of life, which is clearly evident as they march through our streets making demands or walking over, spitting on and desecrating the American flag (video) during a patriotic event at the Arizona Capitol.

Rather than immigrating through the proper channels, and becoming part of the fabric of this great country, they have come here to access our legendary generosity and turn this country into a replica of the downtrodden and crime infested one they left. Should it be much of a surprise they are unwelcome?


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


In Obamaspeak: a “good heart” = bowing to invaders

December 10, 2014

Addressing a town-hall meeting of illegals and their supporters in Nashville on Tuesday, Barack Obama boasted that his successor won’t take on what he considers the political risk that reversing his recent executive amnesty action would entail.

“It’s true a future administration might try to reverse some of our policies. But I’ll be honest with you -— the American people basically have a good heart and want to treat people fairly. So any future administration that tried to punish people for doing the right thing, I think, would not have the support of the American people,” Obama claimed. “It’s true, theoretically, a future administration could do something that I think would be very damaging. It’s not likely, politically, that they reverse everything we’ve done.”

Yet even his unconstitutional executive amnesty order normalizing at least five million foreign nationals who showed contempt for our laws and sovereignty is not enough to pacify the illegals. The Tennessean newspaper reports two people balanced on a big commercial trash can full of old tires, holding a fabric sign proclaiming in Spanish, “FALTAN 7 MILLONES,” which translates to 7 million left out.

The report describes one high school student, whose father came to the U.S. as a “migrant.” She was among the invited guests selected to hear Obama’s speech, and described her excitement at being handed the microphone to ask a question. Obama told her voting was a key way to make an impact on issues of higher education and immigration.

“I absolutely think that’s the case,” she agreed.

As far as committed leftist Obama is concerned, that’s actually what it’s all about.

Like an adolescent experiencing a first mad crush, the newspaper giddily gushes over Obama’s return trip to Nashville. Reporter Frank Daniels, III, could get a dose of reality by visiting the border state of Arizona, to gauge the actual costs associated with the realities of illegal immigration. Taxpayer funded benefits including education, medical care, nutritional handouts and the staggering costs related to the criminal justice system might cause him to rethink his genial glee. The green rolling farmlands of Tennessee are a far cry from Arizona’s desert abutting a foreign country that encourages its own citizens to illegally enter, as they drain public resources, spike our crime rate and take our jobs in a still tough economy.

Daniels might begin with considering the impact of sending remittances totaling $21.6 billion back to Mexico —- in 2013 alone —- to bolster its economy. Arizona’s porous border is also a portal for any and all comers, including OTM’s (Law enforcement term for ‘Other Than Mexicans‘) many, including radicalized Muslims, intending to bring harm to our nation.

Our “good heart” has been pushed to its limit.


AZ Republic calls violent criminality “rally…vandalism”

November 26, 2014

Fishy_Arizona_Republic

Under the mild headline “Ferguson protesters rally across U.S. for 2nd day,” the increasingly erratic and radically leftist Arizona Republic newspaper boldly puts its bias on display, with this opening sentence: “People protesting the Ferguson, Mo., grand-jury decision took to the streets in some U.S. cities for a second day Tuesday, even as others were still cleaning up vandalism from the night before.”

In the small community of Ferguson alone, wild gangs first looted and then torched businesses, set fire to police cars, intimidated law-abiding citizens and stormed city hall, breaking out windows. In addition to perpetrating such crimes, thuggish mobs blocked roadways in major cities imperiling safety.

How do such savage acts of feral criminality morph into rallies?  The Republic employs the same understatement technique as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, America’s chief law enforcement officer, who blandly said he was “disappointed” by the violence.

What the Republic tamely calls “vandalism“ is blatant criminality that began in Ferguson and has run rampant through American cities with large black populations. The looters and arsonists are criminals who conveniently used the grand jury decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of black Michael Brown as an excuse for violent acts against innocent business owners —- devastating their years of sacrifice to create a livelihood for themselves and their families.

The small-statured convenience store owner who 6’4” and nearly 300 lb. Brown shoved aside during his strong-arm robbery (video) just prior to the shooting, had his business and inventory destroyed during the riots.

Michael Brown’s crude ex-con stepfatherLouis Head, incited arson in the town of Ferguson yelling,”Burn this bitch down.”

Through its choice of descriptive words, the Arizona Republic gives its explicit approval to the acts of brutality perpetrated by gangs of thugs. The decision makers at the daily fish wrapper should be ashamed.

*H/T The Smoking Gun


Obama reacts to massacre of praying Americans with moral equivalence

November 19, 2014

Using meat cleavers, knives and a gun to brutally kill innocent worshipers in a Jerusalem synagogue, Palestinian terrorists show they are willing to commit their violence in the most provocative way. Eight others were injured in the Tuesday attack.

The Jerusalem Post reports that Palestinians celebrated the violence, with revelers handing out candy to children, while brandishing axes and posters of the terrorists in praise of their deadly attack. Hamas-affiliated social media also circulated violent and anti-Semitic cartoons hailing the killings.

Three of the five slaughtered by two Palestinian cousins were American citizens residing in Israel. They were identified by the State Department as Mosheh Twersky, 59, Aryeh Kupinsky, 43, and Cary William Levine, 55. The men and a British citizen, Avraham Goldberg, 68, all rabbis, were savagely slaughtered when the murderers stormed the building during morning prayers and began attacking worshippers.

The synagogue is located in a quiet neighborhood that has a large community of English-speaking congregants.

Palestinian radio reports praised the attackers as “martyrs” and loudspeakers at mosques in Gaza called out congratulations.

In a statement, Barack Obama inanely said, “At this sensitive moment in Jerusalem, it is all the more important for Israeli and Palestinian leaders and ordinary citizens to work cooperatively together to lower tensions, reject violence, and seek a path forward towards peace “

The praying victims were certainly “rejecting violence.”

Louisiana’s Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal was less equivocal, strongly condemning the unprovoked attack: “Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families after this evil attack on a place of worship. An attack on a synagogue shows that there are no bounds for terrorists. These are people depraved of any humanity in their hearts, and they must not only be stopped, they must be exterminated,” he said. “Unfortunately, Israel is no stranger to these types of attacks. That’s why we must always stand with our close friend and ally, condemn the act of terror and defend their right to defend themselves.”

U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) each issued strong statements of condemnation of the terrorists and explicit support for Israel, as Obama carefully couched his words.


Dog deaths: The not-so-subtle bias of news placement

November 1, 2014

Given the gut-wrenching descriptions of the excruciating deaths suffered by the family pets whose owners mistakenly thought they were leaving them in the attentive care of the folks running the Green Acre boarding kennel, it would appear that new revelations would be a top priority with the daily’s news department.  But omissions take priority as the range of Page One articles run the gamut from a recent Suns win over the Lakers to Uruguay’s cultural shift to the left.

Flip, flip, flip to Page Five to find the report detailing the nauseating fact that the nearly two dozen dead dogs, held in the “dog room” were also denied food and water. They were crammed into a small, sealed off area with inadequate air conditioning, made worse by airflow limitations and neglect of basic system maintenance —- in the searing June 21 heat. A veterinarian who posthumously examined the dogs said the only one with sufficient food in its stomach was the owner’s dog, who also died. He concluded that these were all elements of a pattern of negligent treatment.

When the dead and dying dogs were discovered, no veterinarian was called. The dying pets were hosed down in a vain effort to cool them. The carcasses of the dead dogs were stacked like cordwood in a storage shed.

The owners of the boarding kennel, Todd and MaLeisa Hughes pleaded not guilty earlier this week to 22 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and animal abuse. They were also indicted on a felony fraud charge in the same case.

Logan and Austin Flake, the couple watching the facility while the Hughes vacationed in Florida, are to be arraigned in November. Each faces charges of 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Logan Flake is the daughter of MaLeisa and Todd Hughes. Logan’s husband Austin is the son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake —- which likely accounts for the placement of the news report.

Previous coverage can be read here.


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