Desperate USAToday/Republic hypes global warming

April 6, 2014

Vainly hoping threats of catastrophe will engage few remaining liberal readers

There’s a new newspaper in Arizona.  It’s an unreadable, error-filled, miserable mishmash of Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) leftwing spew stirred into the larger Gannett/USA Today cauldron of hyperbolic alarmism, innuendo and downright lies.  The honchos at the daily even acknowledge its glitch-filled, embarrassing week old configuration with, “The new Republic: You called, we’re listening,” where they promise new tweaks. But no alignments or tweaks will save the ailing newspaper now under the protective custody of its parent.

Days ago the contrivance, passing itself off as a news source, ran a story citing a United Nations report, “No hiding from climate change,” detailing that every corner of the globe is affected by climate change. In its previous incarnation climate change was known as global warming —- until global cooling hit.

The Telegraph’s Christopher Booker writes an exceptional exposé titled How did the IPCC’s* alarmism take everyone in for so long? Bookers reveals climate scaremongers are still twisting the evidence over global warming.

The fact that top scientists have discredited the report is of little consequence when there’s a shiny new agenda to drive. The left wingers remain stubbornly attached to their “unequivocal” global warming crisis in which humans and flatulent cows are the culprits

Climate Change Reconsidered demonstrates that its the evidence that the IPCC tries to marshal in favor of its catastrophic, human caused, global warming hypothesis that is false, falsifying the hypothesis.

As you might have guessed, this is political science, not actual science.

 

*United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


Say “No” to ‘Noah’ — Green politics minus God

March 29, 2014

No mention of God in the entire two hour movie

Breitbart News’ Senior Editor-At-Large Ben Shapiro has done a masterful job in his review of the newly released film, Noah —- widely anticipated as a family film with a rich Biblical morality factor. 

If you’ve been planning on taking the family and dropping more than a few bucks on tickets, Shapiro’s commentary, 9 Problems with Aronofsky’s ’Noah is a worthy read.

The traditional Biblical morality epic has been turned on its ear, with fanciful dramatic fabrications by director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky, an admitted atheist. The concept of sin has been transformed into destruction of the environment and animals. Further, Noah and his family are unrecognizable as the righteous beings chosen by God, as portrayed in the Biblical account.

The weather is idealPlan a bike ride. Go on a picnic. Plant a tree. Take a hike — away from Noah.


You live in mediocre Arizona….because?

March 5, 2014

Left cites numerous studies attesting to  “mediocre” Arizona 

Those who read the local news might wonder what they’re doing here in Arizona. Monday’s  Page One headline tells us “Trauma common for kids in Ariz.” And the answer? According to the state‘s newspaper of record, “Several Arizona leaders say the data are the latest alarm bell indicating that the state should focus more resources on child welfare.”

“Resources” are your tax dollars that educrats never have in sufficient enough supply. 

The report is based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente, which looked at “adverse childhood experiences” nationwide. Results found 31.1 percent — nearly one-third — of Arizona children have dealt with two or more adverse childhood experiences, which is significantly higher than the national average of 22.6 percent.

In the same edition, the Business section headlines a report on another study —  the results of which conclude, ”Arizona is mediocre at luring corporate facilities.”

Other headlines in the newspaper?

“Arizona: Where mediocre education is good enough.”

“The Arizona Department of Transportation recently launched a study which indicates that 52 percent of Arizona’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.

Student journalists at ASU’s Cronkite News have caught on to the tactic and report “Arizona city parks receive mediocre scores in study.”

No doubt it’s merely coincidental that the Leftwing Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) which claims to “stand up to powerful interests,” uses the same terminology, declaring, “Arizona receives mediocre grade for enforcement of job-creation measures in subsidy programs.”   

Though there are numerous such headlines testifying to Arizona’s abyssmal mediocrity, we provide this small but convincing sample which appears to indicate the lefties want the state to themselves.


Arizona tragedy: 19 firefighters perish – Update includes victims

June 30, 2013

A deadly wildfire spreading over 2,000 acres of Yavapai County has taken the lives of 19 members of an elite local firefighter crew battling the Yarnell Hill Fire. The horrific tragedy took hold amid triple digit temperatures and raging winds.

Hundreds of residents in the area southwest of Prescott, AZ have reportedly been forced from their homes. The area is about 85 miles northwest of Phoenix.

Fox 10 News has the video and report:

Read the Prescott Courier coverage here.

This lightning sparked tragedy was the biggest loss of firefighter life since 340 fire personnel died at the World Trade Center, and marks the worst in a wildfire blaze since 1933, when 29 were killed in Los Angeles.

 NBC News has more on the team of firefighters known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots. We are awaiting a listing of their names.

Update-tag

GraniteMountain Hotshots – Fallen Firefighters

The City of Prescott is mourning the loss of the 19 heroes of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who gave their lives yesterday fighting the Yarnell Fire.

The City of Prescott is first and foremost committed to assisting those who have been impacted by this tragedy and tending to their needs. The City asks that the families and others in mourning must be afforded the space they need to begin the healing process.

The Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives are:

  • Ashcraft, Andrew – Age: 29
  • Caldwell, Robert – Age: 23
  • Carter, Travis – Age: 31
  • Deford, Dustin – Age: 24
  • MacKenzie, Christopher – Age: 30
  • Marsh, Eric – Age: 43
  • McKee, Grant – Age: 21
  • Misner, Sean – Age: 26
  • Norris, Scott – Age: 28
  • Parker, Wade – Age: 22
  • Percin, John – Age: 24
  • Rose, Anthony – Age: 23
  • Steed, Jesse – Age: 36
  • Thurston, Joe – Age: 32
  • Turbyfill, Travis – Age: 27
  • Warneke, William – Age: 25
  • Whitted, Clayton – Age: 28
  • Woyjeck, Kevin – Age: 21
  • Zuppiger, Garret – Age: 27

The UK’s Daily Mail has more, including photos of the crew here.

We mourn the loss of these heroic young men and pray for their families. May God hold them all in the cusp of his hands


Rep. Grijalva: Losing him would be swell, but unlikely

December 11, 2012

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“Hometown kid?’ Ya’ gotta be kidding

Arizona’s U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is the open borders radical who irrationally called for a boycott of our state after the passage of SB 1070 – ultimately harming many Hispanics in the hospitality industry. He’s been unfailingly mute on the Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal, even though the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry occurred in his district.

Now this committed socialist, who refers to himself as a “progressive,” is being promoted — via petition — for Secretary of Interior, as Obama reshuffles his cabinet. It’s a position Grijalva has coveted since Obama’s first term when he was thwarted in his quest by Ken Salazar in 2009.

Salazar has vehemently opposed developing oil shale on public lands, although the fuel is cleaner than coal, and would markedly reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.  This would undoubtedly be the identical position of Grijalva.

Office of Personnel Management director John Berry is rumored to be in first place for the post. You might want to acquaint yourself with Berry.

As CD 3 Congressman, Grijalva sponsored legislation (H.R. 6609) that would have designated the Tumacacori Highlands, a rugged expanse just north of the Arizona/Mexican border, a wilderness area. The proposal was widely scorned since its actual intent was to hamstring the Border Patrol — a law enforcement organization he obviously cares little about. Like many of his efforts, the Tumacacori Highlands Wilderness Act attracted not a single co-sponsor, and no support.

They say you can tell a lot about a politician by his endorsers. To get a flavor of Raul Grijalva, check out his pals.  Gateway Pundit outs socialist Grijalva here.

And the Periódico de la República de Arizona’s leftist bellwether Linda Valdez?  As might be imagined, she is in all her glory, writing Arizona could wind up with another “hometown kid” in the Obama Cabinet “if a coalition of 238 environmental groups have their way.”

Arizona has been home to two previous interior secretaries. Stewart Udall held the post from 1961 to 1969, and Bruce Babbitt served from 1993 to January 2001. Both men were Democrats.


Maria Baier MovesOn.job

November 20, 2012

Does the name Maria Baier ring a bell?

The Sonoran Institute Board of Directors has announced Baier’s appointment as the group’s new chief executive officer. She takes the reins as CEO of the broken-world repairers effective December 3, 2012.

Baier has served as Arizona State Land Commissioner since 2009. Prior to that she was a short-term Phoenix City Councilwoman. Most notable, however was her inclusion on the notorious list of RINOs who signed on as Republicans for Janet — Arizona’s liberal former governor, now Obama’s chieftain of Homeland Insecurity.

Baier was personally hand picked and endorsed for the District 3 city council post by liberal former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. As the sister of then-Fire Chief Bob Khan, she was well positioned to vote for pay increases for her own brother and his union.

The Sonoran Institute’s website says it is dedicated to “inspiring and enabling community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of western North America.” Climate Change is a front burner issue.

You might think a group this far up Al Gore’s alley would be looking for someone of the same political persuasion, rather than a Republican who went to the trouble to become a GOP Precinct Committeeman.

 Well, whaddya know? It looks as though they did.

 The infamous list of Republicans for Janet — to which Maria Baier affixed her name — can be viewed below. Her name is on the 7th line from the top. Click to enlarge.


Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

September 9, 2012

Today we take pleasure in introducing those of you who haven’t yet visited the Heritage Foundation website, to view the vast trove of information it contains.

Take time to read The Second Coming of Cap and Trade? by Diane Katz, writing for Heritage’s The Foundry blog. Katz provides vital facts regarding Barack Obama’s costly and restrictive environmental regulatory agenda — an additional disaster to impact American business and consumers.

Knowledge is power.  When it comes to Obama and his administration’s deceptive policies, it’s more important than ever to stay informed. There are only 57 days until the November 6, 2012 election. 


Energy efficiency “standards” exposed

December 21, 2011

Fed light bulb mandates get temporary reprieve

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) questions the Department of Energy’s commitment to protecting consumer choice during consideration of Appliance/Light Bulb Energy-Efficiency legislation. Although not recent, it is well worth watching the doubletalk from Obama’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Kathleen Hogan.

Seeing Red AZ wrote about this scam and that of under performing low-flush toilets, in December 2007. It’s worth reviewing since government mandates implementing the use of compact fluorescent bulbs, while effecting a ban on incandescents was scheduled for implementation in 2012. The green game has been responsible for putting many Americans out of work. The last American light bulb factory closed last year.

This past October, with the Winchester Lamp Plant closure, the last 200 factory workers making General Electric light bulbs in the United States lost their jobs. GE which backed the job-killing government regulations, will still be manufacturing traditional incandescents — but in Monterrey, Mexico. The bulbs will be available in the emerging markets inIndia andChina, where more people use electricity every day, and no such restrictions exist.

With no money budgeted to implement this federal overreach in last week’s passage of the  massive $1 trillion, 1,200-page spending bill that funds the government through the rest of this fiscal year, the measure has a temporary reprieve.

The spending bill doesn’t actually amend the 2007 law, but does prohibit the administration from spending any money to carry out the light bulb standards — for the time being


Obama uses honor system to secure border

December 12, 2011

Work on unmanned passageway already underway

Fox News reports on the Obama administration’s disturbing scheme to supplant U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with National Park Service employees at the Big Bend National Park in West Texas. “Improved conservation efforts” take precedence over bloody border drug wars and illegal traffic flooding into the United States, as Obama approves this unmanned border entry with Mexico.

Kiosks are expected to be in place by spring which will allow Mexican nationals and others desiring unfettered access into our country, to scan their identity documents and talk to a customs officer in another location — at least 100 miles away. As CIS reports, there is already a massive business in forged, stolen and counterfeit identification that aids illegal trafficLook for this foolish risk-taking on the part of our own government to intensify it.

Congressman Michael McCaul, (R-TX CD10) is a member of the House Homeland Security committee. He has strong credentials in this arena, having previously served as Chief of Counter Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Texas, and led the Joint Terrorism Task Force charged with detecting, deterring and preventing terrorist activity.

U. S. Rep. McCaul questioned the wisdom of using taxpayer paid, federal funds to expand access to unauthorized border crossers.

“We need to use our resources to secure the border rather than making it easier to enter in locations where we already have problems with illegal crossings,” McCaul said. “There is more to the oversight of legal entry than checking documents. U.S. Customs and Border Protection needs to be physically present at every point of entry in order to inspect for contraband, detect suspicious behavior and, if necessary, act on what they encounter.”

McCaul’s background also includes service as Texas Deputy Attorney General and as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section in Washington, D.C.

News reports state a “public comment” period cuts off December 27, although there is no link to any such site.  The estimated $2.3 million project has support at the highest levels of government from both Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

What a surprise.


McCain gets something right — Liberals ablaze

August 26, 2011

Readers of this site know full well we are not McFans.  For decades, John McCain has been a consistent aisle crosser, partnering with the most liberal of Democrats. He has built a career on being a “maverick,” reveling in his leftist leanings while running as a Republican.

But today we report that he has been vindicated for his comments regarding the cause of countless and massive wildfires plaguing Arizona’s southern border. He was unjustly targeted by open-border Hispanic activists and maligned as an irresponsible racist for attributing many of the raging fires that devastated hundreds of thousands of acres and property to illegal aliens crossing into Arizona.

Arizona sheriffs, U.S. Forest Service officials, and federal and local investigators have long detailed credible evidence supporting myriad devastation caused by illegals.

After the Wallow Fire, Associate Deputy Chief Jim Pena of the U.S. Forest Service acknowledged as much in testimony before a U.S. House Government Committee.  “We have been asked specifically if the fires are related to cross border activities. What I can tell you is that from 2002-2011 457 fires have been determined to be human caused in the SW border area of the Coronado National Forest.”

“To date [July] in Fiscal Year 2011 approximately 7,000 undocumented aliens have been apprehended and 76,000 pounds of marijuana have been seized on or around the CoronadoNational Forest. Wildfires occur near the U.S./Mexico border where there is heavy cross border traffic.”  Read the transcript here.

Yet Randy Parraz, the professional agitator who is behind the baseless recall of Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, called McCain’s comments “careless and reckless,” saying “it’s easier to fan the flames of intolerance, especially in Arizona.”  McCain “should know better than to make unsupported claims about the state’s most vulnerable populations.”

Amazingly, the left-leaning daily newspaper takes a rare cogent view in today’s editorial saying “In fact, McCain told the truth.”  It appears in the same edition with coverage of Arizona LaRaza cronies seeking an apology from McCain.

The editorial begins with these words: In a way, it is helpful that Democratic state Sen. Steve Gallardo and other Hispanic leaders have raised, once again, the entirely mythical belief that Arizona Sen. John McCain had no factual evidence for raising concerns about illegal immigrants causing wildfires near the Mexican border. It is helpful to set the record straight. The senator was justified in observing that fact because, simply, it is a fact.

Read it.


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