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.


21 dead dogs inconsequential as Flake connection gets cover-up

July 17, 2014

Sen. Jeff Flake’s son and daughter-in-law, Austin and Logan Flake, in charge of kennel when heat related deaths occurred, not even worthy of mention in Arizona Republic

The Arizona Republic newspaper never ceases to amaze. The reliably left-wing disseminator of sap and pap does have a soft spot for a few Republicrats. Case in point?  Today’s coverage of the exhaustive search of the Gilbert kennel where 21 dogs died miserable heat-related deaths. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s deputies have served search warrants and collected evidence in the ongoing investigation, including parts of the air conditioning unit and even sending tissue samples to the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan. 

The dogs, crammed in a small room overnight at the Green Acres Dog Boarding facility, were found June 20. Initially the home-based kennel owners Jesse Todd and Maleisa Hughes, who were out of town at the time the deaths occurred, lied to the pet owners about the circumstances surrounding the deaths of their family dogs, saying the dogs “ran away.” A veterinarian performing necropsies on the pets said the deaths were not inconsistent with suffocation, though further testing will be done to determine the exact cause.

 Sheriff Arpaio, whose affection for dogs is well known, created an Animal Crimes Investigations Unit over a decade ago and to this day, it remains one of the only units of its kind in existence inside a law enforcement agency. Here is the MCSO’s initial press release on this horrific crime and another unrelated case that occurred earlier this month. That man, responsible for the heat related death of his own one-year-old dog, has been arrested and booked into jail.

Today’s newspaper report fittingly continues to the back of the Valley and State section, just above the obituaries. 

Omitted entirely from the report is the fact that the animals were under the care of the Hughes’ daughter Logan and her husband, Austin Flake, the son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. The two not only have refused to talk to investigators, directing them to contact their lawyer, but they left town as soon as her parents, the kennel owners returned.

When the atrocious deaths were first reported, the Arizona Republic took to editorializing against Sheriff Arpaio with these words,”But Maricopa County’s flamboyant sheriff needs to focus on the facts, not the drama. 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.”

It’s clear such are also “the wages” of a reporting shutdown on pertinent facts.

This is the FOX News raw interview footage with the arrogant Maleisa Hughes, who declared that the kennel provided “awesome care.”

Seeing Red AZ reported on the Republic’s biased coverage in this post: AZ Republic uses dead dogs to bash Arpaio, give pass to Flake. Obviously, nothing has changed.


Americans join forces to push back against invasion

July 16, 2014

Amnesty politicians and dictatorial president need to hear America’s voice

Leo Hohmann of WND reports Hundreds of cities fight back against ‘invasion. His article includes a transcript clip from Tuesday’s Rush Limbaugh intro detailing stories about the successful pushback against the hordes of illegals taking place across America.

“Here’s what you do not know,” Limbaugh said.  “There are towns all over America standing up to this invasion, just like they did in Murrieta, California.  You’re not hearing about it, however, and I am here to tell you why you’re not hearing about it.  Westminster, Maryland, is a town standing up to it, just like Murrieta, California, did. Oracle, Arizona, is standing up to it.

“In Nebraska they’re going to stand up to it when they find out. The governor is fit to be tied,” Limbaugh continued.  “Upper Michigan, same thing. There are towns all over America standing up to this.  There are protests happening, but they’re not being covered.”

But the mother of all protests promises to be Friday and Saturday. It’s dubbed the National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform, Amnesty & Border Surge, and it’s gaining support by the hour, said William Gheen, president of the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC and one of 11 sponsors. The main organizers are ALIPAC, Overpasses For America and MakeThemListen.com, Gheen said.

“Right now it’s looking like we’ll have a little more than 300 protest rallies large and small across the country. Our goal is to unify Americans of all races, political parties and walks of life against the Obama-inspired illegal immigrant invasion,” Gheen said. “At last count we had 257 communities signed up, but that was two hours ago. We’re expecting more than 300 and updating the event list every two hours.”

Gheen said he’s hoping to send a message to “amnesty” politicians in both parties. He wants to counteract the recent surge of illegals at the southern border with a “surge” of his own.

“We’re hoping to get an American surge that will manifest in protests and the defeat of more Eric Cantor-type Republicans that still have GOP primaries and the Democrats in November that support Obama and his amnesty plans,” Gheen told WND.

ALIPAC includes a list of cities participating in the July 18 -19 national protest.

Get involved. Have you had enough of dictatorial governance by “a pen and a phone” bypassing the U.S. Constitution and congressional authority? Let your voice be heard. Our nation is eroding before our eyes. There won’t be an opportunity for a  “do-over.”


Bolick exposes “Shameless self-promotion?”

July 14, 2014

In a “My Turn” column in the daily newspaper, the Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick engages in a virtuous-sounding charade, expressing outrage over mailers sent to constituents by members of congress using the franking privilege. (History and background of the practice dating to 1775 can be read in this Congressional Research Service report.)

Hypocrisy reigns in Bolick’s commentary, which aptly contains the words “Shameless self-promotion” in the title.  His wife, Shawnna Bolick, just happens to be running for a state House seat in Legislative District 28, and the publicly generated by his 2-page outrage is as good as a mailer without the costs incurred by postage —- the very issue he rails about.

The sub-header reads, “Fiscal conservatives should eliminate practice.”  In taking on the franking system, Bolick lobs a few shots at members of the Arizona Congressional delegation, naming GOP U.S. Reps. Matt Salmon and David Schweikert as offenders. He gratuitously throws radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema into the mix for an appearance of balance.

And what a surprise. The white-horsed rider in Bolick’s exemplar is none other than McCain doppelganger Jeff Flake, who coincidentally served as executive director of the Goldwater Institute from 1992 to 2000.  This is how Tracy Thomas former Goldwater Institute Chairman described Flake as he endorsed his senate opponent in 2012. It is Flake, alone, Bolick notes, who has repeatedly sponsored bills to rein in franking.

Can we expect Flake to sponsor a bill to rein in columnists with unique surnames from gaining free exposure for their candidate spouses? Not likely.  especially in the far-left Arizona Republic that cheerfully published two separate reports castigating Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio—- and written by none other than Clint Bolick. Both were printed simultaneously on the Goldwater site and have since been removed.

Clint Bolick and presidential aspirant Jeb Bush have co-authored a book which is founded on the notion of work-based visas “vastly expanded beyond the current numbers,” and a path to citizenship for guest workers and the so-called DREAMers. These unpopular models disregard the unchecked illegal invasion taking place in the United States and the massive unemployment among our own citizens.  Regardless of her campaign rhetoric, Shawnna Bolick’s agenda will surely mirror her husband’s. Watch him and listen closely.

Additional background is contained in these posts:

Dec. 3, 2008:  The Goldwater Institute did not issue biased report in a vacuum

Dec. 12, 2008:  A tale of two mavericks

May 22, 2009:  Clint and the Daily: Cozying it up in left field

March 6, 2010:  Shawnna Bolick and her friends

March 31, 2010:  Goldwater Institute, AZ Republic: A match made in heaven?


Campy Ken Bennett: Making all the wrong moves

July 12, 2014

Term limited Secretary of State Ken Bennett is one of the pack of six running in the Republican primary for governor. He’s generally regarded as a low-key guy better known for strumming his guitar and making budget presentations using Kleenex boxes, than for the time he served in the state senate from 1998 – 2007.

He also gained attention for incidents surrounding verification of Obama’s birth certificate. Not nearly as much for the inquiry itself as for his inane follow-up apology as reported here on KTAR News.

Now, as if he isn’t busy enough running a statewide campaign financed by public money, he has jumped on the McBandwagon against Arizona’s conservative Attorney General Tom Horne, declaring the state should launch a probe into whether Horne violated state election laws —- allegations denied by Horne.

In another bizarre move earlier this year, seemingly calculated to lose conservative voters, Bennett had this to say about SB 1062 —- the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which strengthened protections in Arizona law to defend against religious discrimination. Bennett described the bill as “an unnecessary….divisive measure.” The bill was disappointingly vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer after she caved to pressure from the homosexual lobby.

Even more curious is his odd invitation to supporters to “Join the Ken Bennett Camp.”

The word association is not the best for Bennett, whose camp counselor son was sentenced to jail time for sodomizing (the press called the brutal acts “brooming”) 18 middle school age campers with broomsticks, a flashlight and a cane. This is the report from the Arizona Daily Sun. This article details the civil lawsuits filed by the families of the young campers, who claim Bennett’s son got a sweetheart deal because of his father’s prominence.

“Camp” is a word Bennett should steer clear of. Ditto the governor’s race, which he is unlikely to win.


Obama’s deplorable display of hilarity illustrates border disconnect

July 10, 2014

The adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” is twice as potent when viewing the President of the United States at a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday. These must-see photos linked on PJ Media were taken during a discussion of the crisis resulting from the flood of unaccompanied children and teens —- now estimated at 57,000 —- illegally crossing into the U.S. from Central America.

Although Barack Obama has described the situation on the border as a “humanitarian crisis,” he clearly is not taking the discussion as seriously as others at the table. Contrast his unbridled hilarity with the seriousness displayed by Gov. Perry and other members of the governor’s team.

While visiting Texas for a $10,000 a person to $32,400 per couple a plate barbeque fundraiser raising money for Democrat congressional candidates, Obama refused to visit the border. His lack of first-hand knowledge of the magnitude of the crisis that he has done nothing to alleviate has not restrained him from requesting nearly $4 billion in emergency funding —– with the majority earmarked for processing and care for the children, and not securing America’s sieve-like border.

There’s nothing that is taking place down there that I am not intimately aware of and briefed on,” Obama offered.

U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) has criticized the funding request, suggesting foreign aid should be docked to pay for it. “I think it’s a charade,” he said. “I think the president has set it up to make it look as though the only reason he’s not enforcing the border is because he doesn’t have the money. And that’s not accurate.”

H/T: Reuters photos PJ Media


McCain condones sleazy tactics in Miss. Senate runoff

July 2, 2014

McCain approves fishy scheme of Republicrats encouraging Dems to upend GOP primaries

One week after traveling to Mississippi to aid fellow career politician Thad Cochran,76,  helping him overcome conservative challenger Chris McDaniel, Republicrat Sen. John McCain engaged in some Monday morning quarterbacking  regarding strengths he saw in Cochran’s approach to campaigning.  According to the McCain venerating daily.

McCain dismissed criticism over the smear campaign and race baiting tactics establishment Republicans used to encourage black Democrats to crossover and reregister as Republicans or Independents to vote for 6-termer  Cochran. In a squeaker of an election, Cochran beat McDaniel by 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent.

McCain was full of sarcasm as  he  zinged, “There are some people complaining that African-American voters voted. [But] I thought one of the major priorities of the Republican Party was to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans.” He described Cochran’s “get-out-the-vote campaign” as “excellent,” then talked about how he will face similar circumstances in Arizona and needs to work equally as hard if he runs again. “The key is you’d better pay attention, you’d better work hard, you’d better organize.” He added, “And you’d better understand that there’s a strong anti-Washington/anti-incumbency sentiment out there, which is justified and you’ve got your work cut out for you.” 

McDaniel accurately described  McCain, saying ” he is the perfect example of an establishment Republican. McCain voted to fund ObamaCare, and he won’t rest until he finds a way to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. His liberal stances might work in Arizona, but he does not line up with Mississippi.”

After being censured repeatedly by elected Republican leaders from around the state of Arizona, it no longer takes much to disabuse Arizona conservatives of the notion that John McCain actually represents them. We know better.

There is an ideological war within the ranks of the Republicans Party. It is exemplified by the  “moderate” GOP establishment’s ire at being unable to control the growing Constitutional conservative base.

In order to pull off the Cochran victory, his campaign recruited and relied on Democrats to win the runoff —- which was held under the state’s open primary format in which even those voters not registered as Republicans could cast ballots.

Rev. Stevie Fieldler, a black Democrat pastor who brought hundreds to the polls for a promise of payment, exposes an alleged massive voter fraud, including a vote-buying operation by the Cochran campaign. “They said they needed black votes,” said Fielder on the phone. Watch the Got News video here.

True The Vote, a leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the outcome of the bitter Mississippi GOP Senate primary, saying that investigators should take more time to determine whether election laws have been broken and whether illegal ballots were cast. Read the True the Vote lawsuit here.

Beyond despicable is the involvement of former RNC Chairman and two-term Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in these deceptive tactics. Barbour is now making $millions at his influential D.C. lobbying firm. He and several of his family members were the driving force behind Thad Cochran’s unsavory re-election campaign.

It’s no surprise that these shady tactics meet with John McCain’s approval. They define him.


Nancy Pelosi: Illegal invasion is “an opportunity”

June 28, 2014

Grandma of 9 wishes she could take all the bright-eyed children home with her

In a stunning example of radically liberal thinking, far-left party hack Nancy Pelosi —- speaking Saturday at a press conference at a temporary border holding facility —- has declared the unchecked invasion of the United States is merely an “opportunity, not a crisis.“  Essentially declaring American sovereignty irrelevant, Pelosi stated, “This is a community, with a border going through it.”

Adding more of  her own peculiar brand of hypocrisy, she wished aloud that she could take the thousands of children flooding over our southern border, “home with her.”

No one is stopping her.

Money certainly wouldn’t be an issue. Pelosi’s number 15 on Roll Call’s list of wealthiest members of Congress, with a minimum net worth of $24.45 million.

Using her soft-toned Harry Reid voice, California Democrat Pelosi preferred to characterize this cataclysmic invasion, of our nation not  as a crisis, but as a “opportunity.”

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, in the past fiscal year more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the border into the United States through Mexico. Although many are Mexican nationals, the majority in this recent flood are Central Americans, arriving from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Take a look at this updated list of Border Patrol numbers as of June 15, 2014.


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?


McCain toadies endorse ship-jumping Kate McGee

June 25, 2014

Just when it appears we’ve seen it all, raw political machinations continue to amaze. Kate Brophy McGee has sent out this announcement heralding what she terms her “key Phoenix City Council endorsements.”

The incumbent council members ooze with compliments for the Republicrat Legislative District 28 incumbent House member —- despite the fact that during her tenure McGee has made a habit of jumping ship from the Republican caucus to repeatedly vote with the Democrats.

If you’re wondering why council members Sal DiCiccio, Bill Gates, Jim Waring and Thelda Williams have all joined in slobbering effusive praise on McGee although there are three Republicans running in the district, look no further than the connective “Mc” before her surname.

 Pull back the curtain to reveal master puppeteer John McCain. His aides lobbied on behalf of Bill Gates initially getting appointed to his city council post, although the team was not so chummy back in 2009, when Thelda Williams voted against Gates’ appointment.

Waring served McCain as a former staffer, and in this Arizona Republic election questionnaire refers to one of McCain’s quotes as the best piece of political advice Waring says he’s ever received: “Use your judgment,” McCain told Waring. “If it’s no good, you won’t be in office very long, anyway.”

Not to be outdone, last November, councilman Sal DiCiccio, another former McCain staffer, followed his mentor’s lead, as seen here, Waring, getting the message, dutifully hopped on the endorsement bandwagon as well —- although none of the endorsements helped perennial candidate Martin Sepulveda, then running for state treasurer.

The cunning DiCiccio credits his teacher and mentor, liberal former U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell, who required his students to attend Tempe City Council meetings, with originally planting the seeds of interest in politics.

Joining in these McCain approved united endorsements of McGee indicate obediently falling in (Mc)line overrides the conservative Republican ideology these council members purported to represent on the Phoenix City Council.

The knotty conundrum facing conservatives voters in LD 28 is that none of the three Republicrats running are worthy of support. 


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