Federal Courts redefine marriage in Arizona

October 18, 2014

The pro-same sex marriage Arizona Republic crows over the now legal unions with blazing headlines, oversized photos and six pages of gushing splash. The Page One bold headline in oversized, all caps type face, blasts, “LAWFULLY WED.”

As bible-believing conservatives, Seeing Red AZ would more appropriately remove the first “L” in the headline. But as realists in these times of political correctness, elevation of contrived “victimization” status to respectability, and liberal federal courts with unelected judges, overturning the will of the voting citizens in state after state, it was clear this was bound to happen.

Arizona Attorney Tom Horne, who has fought to defend traditional marriage, issued this press release regarding the Federal District Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rulings against Arizona. He notes the United States Supreme Court’s unwillingness to accept review in the case of three other circuits in essentially identical circumstances. There is an additional section providing background at the end of the press release. The Attorney General’s Office filed a brief on October 16, advising the court that the Latta decision is not yet considered final under Ninth Circuit case law, and requesting that Judge John Sedwick refrain from issuing any ruling based on Latta until it becomes final. Despite the Arizona Attorney General’s request, U.S. District Court Judge Sedwick issued an order and injunction declaring Arizona’s traditional marriage laws unconstitutional and prohibiting Arizona officials from enforcing the Arizona laws that ban marriage between persons of the same sex

During his 2008 presidential campaign Barack Obama made many promises to various constituencies of the Democrat Party, including the gay/lesbian lobby. Repeal of the 1996 Defense Of Marriage Act was on his “to do” list, and the divided court complied by gutting key sections in 2013. He also called for a law to extend various benefits to domestic partners, which was initially the foundation of the “marriage” effort. Dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia wrote. “I promise you this: The only thing that will ‘confine’ the court’s holding is its sense of what it can get away with.”

Last year, even Pope Francis, who represents the Roman Catholic Church to millions worldwide, and is not legally bound by the heavy hand of liberal, agendized federal courts, disappointingly took the path of least resistance, rhetorically asking,  “Who am I to judge?” The answer was, of course, “You’re the Pope, for God‘s sake!”

We live in times our nation’s Founders could never have envisioned.


Still going to the movies? THIS is what you support

October 12, 2014

It’s well known that Barack Obama’s “eloquent” delivery is reliant on a teleprompter.  Now we see that Oscar award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow is not so articulate without a script.

Recently, sans script, Paltrow evidenced speaking difficulties as she hosted a fundraiser benefiting the Democrat National Committee at her Brentwood/Mandeville Canyon estate. With Obama standing beside her, she attempted to introduce him to the crowd of several hundred supporters who paid up to $15,000 per plate for dinner in her back yard. Attendees included actors Julia Roberts and Bradley Whitford.

Overcome with passion at the prospect of having Obama so close, Paltrow gushed, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.” She added, “I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest, and have been since the inception of your campaign.”

Paltrow, 42, then displayed her abysmal ignorance of, and contempt for, the U.S. Constitution and separation of powers —- the basic tenant of our government —- by saying, “It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass.”

She noted she admired the president for his efforts on sustainable energy, as well as his push for equal pay legislation, which she deemed “very important to me as a working mother.” Forbes listed poor Paltrow’s 2014 earnings at $19 million as of June.

Celebrity gossip site TMZ blasted both Paltrow’s embarrassing foolishness and what it described as “the latest example of how demeaning it has become for Presidents to act like circus animals — performing for crowds that will feed them … in this case, feed them with money to line political coffers.”

Obama had three other such events scheduled for this weekend.


Who’d want to paint Phoenix purple?

October 5, 2014

Domestic violence has been in the news frequently of late, and always paints an ugly picture. The image of an unemployed beer-swigger in a  “wife-beater” tee shirt has too often given way to high paid celeb athletes who punch out their girlfriends —– who then marry them and defend the thuggish actions.

Here in Phoenix, there is a campaign to raise awareness of the issue as it impacts a broad spectrum of families. This report compiled by the Arizona Coalition to End Domestic Violence states that since March there have been 25 domestic-violence related deaths in Arizona.

Calling attention to this crime is admirable.  What rings the bell on the oddness meter is the method the City of Phoenix is using to promote it.  When the Mayor of Phoenix is a leftie with connections to nationally prominent like-thinking liberals—- including Barack Obama —-  the concept of naming the campaign “Painting Phoenix Purple” has even greater implications.

Stanton has been quoted as saying that Obama told him that red Arizona is an “important state” to the White House. It would be even more important as a purple-tending-blue state.

The radically left daily reports that to heighten awareness of the Paint Phoenix Purple program, purple lights have been placed on top of City Hall, Tovrea Castle and in trees along Washington Street downtown. Window clings and magnets are being distributed to businesses and affixed on city vehicles. The public can join in by putting purple ribbons on cars, changing outdoor light bulbs to purple and dressing in purple on Oct. 15, “Wear Purple Day.

Serendipitous choice of color? The odds are, this was a well thought out scheme, accompanied by more than a few cackles and maybe a retention bonus for the city employee who conceived the idea.


French reject terrorists call to define themselves

September 20, 2014

Words matter. We’ve heard that phrase often, especially in political discussions.

As an example, pro-abortion factions despise being called that more honest description, preferring instead to hide behind the word, “choice.” The baby, whose life is terminated never gets to decide in that “choice” and in fact, is never actually referred to as a baby. The term “fetus,” devoid of sentiment, comes in handy in that context.

Any number of similar word plays spring to mind when discussing turns of phrase and definitions. The one we focus on today comes via the administration of French President Francois Hollande, and is brilliant in its simplicity.

The Islamic extremist terrorist group grabbing headlines with its bloody brutality and escalating  threats of violence is alternately referred to as ISIS, IS, or as the Obama administration prefers, ISIL. —- Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The terrorists refer to themselves by the imposing term,  “Islamic State,” representing the compulsory Sharia caliphate they envision having ultimate global dominance.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was quoted recently in France 24, definitively stating,  “This is a terrorist group and not a state. I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims and Islamists. The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’ and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats.’ ”

The Washington Post admits, “That logic is certainly understandable, and the French aren’t alone in bristling at the idea that an extremist group gets to take the moniker “Islamic State.”

The militants reportedly despise the name “Daesh,” an acronym used by Israel and Arab nations, which they consider a slur. According to this AP report, militants have threatened to cut out the tongue of anyone who uses the name, declaring it shows disrespect and defiance.

Yet another threat that clearly establishes what these Daesh cutthroats are all about.


AZ Republic: Single pronoun reveals homosexual agenda

September 16, 2014

The trickery engaged in by the propaganda pushers at the state’s agenda-driven, radically left-leaning newspaper has morphed into a full-fledged art form.  We’ve often pointed out the dual issues focused on by the increasingly diminished crew at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). Ever more intensified arguments on behalf of same-sex and amnesty issues leap to the forefront as actual reporting is infused with editorializing.

A case in point? The sly efforts to normalize homosexuality have reached epic proportions in the news coverage of David Trujillo, 27, a former Ahwatukee Foothills high school dance instructor.  For his egregious acts of sexual abuse of a minor in his charge, Trujillo was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and lifetime probation in connection with a “sexual relationship” he had with a student.

The report written by Tyler Fingert, a student at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Republic “Breaking News Reporter,” uses the term “sexual relationship,” which implies consent — something minors legally cannot give.

Trujillo pleaded guilty in July to two counts of sexual conduct with the student and received what amounted to a judicial slap on the wrist. Contrast the double standard sentence meted out in 1985 to ‘Teacher of the Year’ Ken Lamberton —- then a Mesa science teacher. 

The eight paragraph news report of this betrayal of trust as a sexual pervert in a position of authority preys on a youthful student, takes the reader to the second to last sentence to divulge the underage victim’s gender by use of the pronoun “he.”

Tyler Fingert’s obviously a quick learner. What a shame the newspaper is unlikely to exist by the time he needs a paycheck to facilitate his life as an adult.


AZ Republic heading for last roundup

September 13, 2014

Still trying to scalp readers as it rides off to the sunset

Raw evidence that the carcass of the extreme leftwing Arizona Republic is heaving its last breaths comes by way of the news of further pink slips amid what is cunningly referred to as “operational streamlining” involving approximately a dozen positions —- this time.

Newsroom positions will be renamed and employees will be subject to the humiliation of reapplying for their current jobs. As new hires, benefits will likely be delayed until a probationary period has passed, factoring in a cost savings to the newspaper and leaving any “rehired” employees in limbo.

The failing newspaper, rife with seemingly endless layoffs, cutbacks and increasing reliance on students from ASU’s liberal Cronkite School of Journalism, recently informed nearly two dozen community reporters they would need to work from their laptops at Starbucks and McDonald’s — which supply free WiFi — and consider their cars to be their offices.

As the newspaper’s brass pushes its reporters onto the streets, the subscription rates have just skyrocketed nearly ten dollars a month. Quite a deal if you enjoy having your intelligence routinely insulted and being relentlessly deluged with open borders and same sex issues.

Given its propensities, the future of the local Gannett holding has grown ever more bleak. We recently noted the “separation” of fading print assets from its broadcast and digital businesses. Gannett, which operates 82 daily publications including USA Today, is the parent company of that fattening agent of the anorexic pages of the Arizona Republic —- often referred to on this site as the Periódico de la República de Arizona, for its relentless pro-amnesty positions. It also owns KPNX-TV 12, the NBC affiliate in Phoenix. The mirror-image local entities have been housed in the same building since 2010.

Jim Romenesko details Gannett’s 16 job descriptions and salary ranges under the “Newsroom of the Future” parameter.  He writes, “each newsroom employee at each Gannett property must be in one of these positions. They are all digital-centric and aligned with Gannett’s new “Picasso” initiative, in which journalism is driven solely by metrics and journalists are expected to be marketers and ‘community connectors.’”

Unbiased reporting doesn’t exist at the Arizona Republic. The entire newspaper reeks editorial content. If you’re actually seeking untainted news, you’ve gone to the wrong place. And now you’ll have to shell out close to ten more bills each month for the insult.


Is British candidate Paul Weston a racist? Are you?

August 31, 2014

In April 2014, the U.K.‘s Daily Mail reported that Paul Weston, chairman of Liberty GB (Great Britain), was arrested for quoting esteemed former Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Weston, a European election candidate was accused of religious and racial harassment after he repeated the wartime prime minister’s words on Islam during a campaign speech

The passage Weston quoted can be read here, along with the entire report and accompanying photos. Find the time to watch this exceedingly important video.


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