LD 7 Rep. Albert Hale: Awphusor iz jus a lil bita gin

December 20, 2014

Albert Hale isn’t just a run of the mill resident of Navajo County. He’s currently an Arizona State Representative who previously represented LD 7 constituents in the Arizona Senate. Additionally, Hale, a lawyer, was president of the Navajo Nation from 1995 to 1998.

He’s been an Assistant Attorney General for the Navajo Nation, Special Counsel to the Navajo Nation Council, and was a Judge Pro Temp for the Laguna Tribal Courts, Laguna Pueblo, Laguna, New Mexico. In all, he’s practiced law over 36 years.

It would seem that a person holding a law degree and the lofty titles of judge, lawmaker and president might possess even a passing familiarity with the law. But Democrat Hale not only fails the test, he fails miserably.

When stopped by a DPS officer for speeding, Rep. Hale admitted, after first issuing a denial, he had gin in his coffee. The gin was one of the few things he actually had.

Hale, 64, was missing nearly everything else he needed —- such as proof of insurance, a current tag on his vehicle, and the ability to pass field sobriety tests, which he failed several times, according to the daily. It also reports he was arrested, booked into the Navajo County jail and charged with driving while intoxicated “to the slightest degree” in last month’s incident. That charge has been dismissed by the Navajo County attorney pending the results of crime-lab tests.

The question remains, will Rep. Albert Hale need a driver to transport him the nearly 300 miles from his St. Michaels home abutting the New Mexico border to his Jan. 5 swearing-in ceremony at the State Capitol in Phoenix —- or will he be telecommuting? 

Rep. Albert “Ahbihay” Hale’s mug shot can be viewed here.


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


Challenging Obama’s amnesty order, Brewer exits on high note

December 5, 2014

Nearly out the door of her ninth floor office, term-limited Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has taken the bold step of joining a growing coalition of states assembled by Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott suing to overturn Barack Obama’s executive order on amnesty.

In issuing her terse statement, Brewer adds Arizona to the list of states that are challenging Obama’s authority to unilaterally give rights and benefits to millions of foreign nationals who have illegally invaded our nation —- allowing them to compete with American citizens for scarce jobs and qualify for protection from deportation.  Some of the provisions of Obama’s action such as identifying those who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years, ensuring they pay fees, back taxes and learn English are clearly unenforceable.

Arizona is proud to join a coalition of states fighting to overturn President Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive action,” said Gov. Brewer. “As a border state bearing the brunt of our nation’s broken immigration system – a crisis exacerbated by the President’s reckless immigration policies and refusal to enforce the law – our state and our citizens have had enough.

President Obama has exceeded his power as clearly defined in the United States Constitution and federal law and deliberately ignored the will of the American people. Such federal overreach cannot stand. I believe that the courts should strike down this presidential fiat and uphold the fundamental principles upon which this country was built.”

Obama’s order, endorsing a culture of lawlessness was announced Nov. 20.

The federal lawsuit (view it here) was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas, and names the heads of the top immigration enforcement agencies as defendants. At the time of filing, the action involved the following 17 states: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. 


GI files lawsuit against ousted AZ Ed Sup’t Huppenthal

December 3, 2014

Teacher opposed to Common Core gets legal assistance

The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Brad McQueen, a fifth grade teacher in Tucson’s Tanque Verde School District, and an outspoken opponent of Common Core. The civil suit McQueen v. Huppenthal was filed on McQueen’s behalf under the free-speech provisions of the Arizona Constitution and the First Amendment.

The lawsuit names John Huppenthal in his official capacity as Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Bureaucrats at the Arizona Department of Education oppose any criticism of their plans for implementation of the federally mandated Common Core scheme —- deceptively re-christened  Arizona College and Career Ready Standards in an attempt to dupe anxious parents. After he spoke out against the federal program, McQueen was the subject of a deluge of ostracism, intimidation, and a vicious email campaign. He was removed from the Department of Education’s standardized-testing committees.

The lawsuit asks that the state retaliation against him cease and he be reinstated to non-Common Core committees.

McQueen is the author of “The Cult of Common Core: Obama’s Final Solution for Your Child’s Mind and Our Country’s Exceptionalism.”  Read excerpts here by clicking the “look inside” arrow, provided courtesy of Amazon.

The Arizona Daily Independent carries the foul email exchanges in this June 30, 2014 article by Brad McQueen. The article follows the stream of emails between Angela Escobar, Program Project Specialist at the AZ Dept of Education, and other department employees during the workday. Escobar used her office computer to email associates, referring to Brad McQueen as “What a f*cktard!”

With the recent election of conservative Diane Douglas taking over the helm of this rudderless ship, sanity will return to the Arizona Department of Education.  It can’t happen soon enough. 

Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin, an early Diane Douglas endorser, has devoted the past two years to exposing the ‘Big Government and Big Business’ forces that have colluded on this boondoggle and have been partners on expanding the federal role in education —- which she calls ‘Rotten to the Core.’ Her numerous articles can be seen here.


TX, OK AGs sue Obama over amnesty executive order

December 2, 2014

Any chance AZ’s incoming AG Mark Brnovich will hop onboard this righteous effort?

Texas governor-elect Greg Abbott is making good on his vow to take legal action against Barack Obama, who he says “crossed a serious legal line” with his recent amnesty executive order. As Texas’ attorney general, Abbott has joined with neighboring Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt in suing the Obama administration over this unlawful power grab (video).

“The President’s action violates his constitutional duty to faithfully enforce immigration laws that were duly enacted by Congress, circumvents the will of the American people and is an affront to the families and individuals who follow our laws to legally immigrate to the United States,” Abbott said in this statement, citing violations to the “Take Care Clause” of the Constitution as well as the Administrative Procedure Act. “The State of Texas will assert a legal action against President Obama’s unconstitutional abuse of power.”

Abbott said he expects to finalize his decision in the next two weeks, during which time he will speak with other attorneys general and state officials. 

In Oklahoma, Attorney General Pruitt said, “We believe that not only the state of Oklahoma, but states across the country have, in fact, been injured as a result of the president’s action. As the impact of the order becomes clear, states will be able to determine its monetary effects on areas such as education, health-care, and public safety among others.” Pruitt called Obama’s actions ‘brazenly political.’ 

AG Greg Abbott made his case, saying, “President Obama has circumvented Congress and deliberately bypassed the will of the American people, eroding the very foundation of our nation’s Constitution and bestowing a legacy of lawlessness. Texans have witnessed firsthand the costs and consequences caused by President Obama’s dictatorial immigration policy. I am prepared to immediately challenge President Obama in court, securing our state’s sovereignty and guaranteeing the rule of law as it is intended under the Constitution.

These two Republican attorneys general evidence strong determination as they boldly stand for the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States. They should have no trouble assembling a coalition of others to follow their lead in filing suit to overturn this flagrant amnesty action, regally imposed by executive order, while illegitimately snubbing congress.


GOP Senate v. Obama’s liberal judicial appointments

November 30, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court in 2010. Top row: (left to right): Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, and Elena Kagan. Bottom row: Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Circuit Courts awash with radical leftwing ideologues

The recent report that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery during the court’s current session is more than just an item of passing interest. The 9-member court hears its next round of oral arguments on Monday.

The 81-year-old Ginsburg, a radical liberal (video) who has suffered multiple and serious health problems, is emblematic of the aging High Court bench. Ginsburg has yet to top the longevity of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who was on the court from 1902 to 1932 and was 90 when he finally retired, but she’s within spitting distance of the record.

Her age and ill-health point to a serious situation as Barack Obama still has two years to stack the Supreme Court. He has been resolutely at work doing so throughout his tenure with the 13 federal circuit courts, which handle upward of 60,000 cases a year —- compared to the Supreme Court’s fewer than 100 cases. He has diligently created Democrat majorities on the courts that function as mini-supreme courts since they establish precedent on previously unaddressed issues in their circuits, and have the last word in nearly all of the cases that come before them. Not only has Obama appointed leftist ideologues, but young lawyers who will serve for many years. Currently, he has seven circuit vacancies to fill.

Now with Republicans in control of the Senate for the first time since Barack Obama took office, he should find it harder to appoint left-wing lawyers to judgeships. Since he took office in 2009, the number of circuit courts with Democrat majorities has increased from one to nine. Whether he compromises on some of his nominees, including any to the Supreme Court, may depend on the willingness of the new Republican majority to engage the president on judicial philosophy.

Terry Eastland, an executive editor at The Weekly Standard has written a fact-filled two-page review of the subject titled, Obama’s Makeover of the Judiciary. This is an important article that should not be missed. Eastland addresses the issue of the all-important willingness of the new GOP majority Senate to slow the march of liberal judges onto the courts.

The Heritage Foundation provides an overview of the cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 docket. The Court’s argument calendar can be accessed here on the Supreme Court’s website.


Awaiting GJ decision: Will mob rule reign in Ferguson? UPDATE

November 23, 2014

Taught by Obama, Ferguson vigilantes employ lawless tactics, pump up divisiveness

The aftermath of the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri has ignited a firestorm of protestors. Many are imported from outside the state to incite riots, including emboldened members of the Revolutionary Communist Party and New Black Panthers as spotted by the Blaze.

In anticipation of the worst, barricades have been erected around the building where a grand jury has been deliberating.

This surveillance video showing 6’4” and nearly 300 lb. Michael Brown engaged in a strong-armed robbery of a convenience store, just before the shooting, exposes him as less than an innocent “gentle giant” as he has been portrayed.

Last week in anticipation of the grand jury decision —- likely to come Monday —- Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency, even activating National Guard troops, as he cited the “possibility of expanded unrest.”

Businesses in both Ferguson and neighboring Clayton have boarded their windows in anticipation of violence and rioting if the decision is not to the mob’s liking.

Ryan Lovelace writing for National Review reports on the coarse disregard for police requests that the agitators outside the police department disband.

The Obama White House sent a message that escalation of protests was acceptable when it sent three officials to attend Brown’s funeral —- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, which it snubbed last year. 

The administration has devoted considerable resources as it highlighted the case. At the time, Attorney General Eric Holder personally visited Ferguson and assigned dozens of investigators to conduct a federal civil rights probe.

The double standard, reported by the Washington Times, became ever more apparent as unarmed white 20-year-old Dillon Taylor was killed by a black police officer in Utah, with no White House representatives at his funeral and no federal probe underway.
Update-tag

November 24, 2014 8:25 PM

Ferguson Grand Jury: No indictment

Looting, fires and pandemonium in cities across U.S. follow decision

 After hearing all of the evidence based on a full investigation, a 12-person grand jury returned no indictment in the highly publicized and racially charged case involving white police officer Darren Wilson, 28, in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown, a suspect in a strong armed robbery.

The fact that the mixed race grand jurors did not shrink from their duty out of fear of violence  renews faith in our legal system, that functions on presentation of facts rather than intimidation. The jurors were not sequestered, and knew full well the political ramifications of their decision.

Grand jurors do not decide guilt or innocence.  After weighing a full presentation of evidence, it is the duty of the 12 citizens to determine probable cause as to whether or not sufficient evidence exists to bring charges that will then be presented in a criminal trial.

Officer Wilson’s safety has been an issue since the Aug. 9 shooting, but a recent bounty on his head has put authorities on heightened alert. He is expected to resign his post with the Ferguson Police Department.

As predicted, absolute chaos has taken over, but not just in Ferguson. Mob mentality rioters in cities across the country are setting fires to businesses, looting stores, shooting weapons and overturning police cars. With tensions further inflamed by fiery speeches by Al Sharpton and his ilk, mobs rioted in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chicago, Oakland and Washington D.C.


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