Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place

September 19, 2014

Career aspirations of political animal run headlong into the carcasses of dead pets

So what do you do when you’re the chief prosecutor in the most populous county in Arizona and the country’s most renown and fearless sheriff sends you felony recommendations following a completed investigation?

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio did just that recently, forwarding twenty-one charges of animal neglect and cruelty to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. The recommendation of charges came after an arduous and professional three-month investigation related to the heinous deaths of dogs supposedly being cared for at a Gilbert kennel bearing the menacingly funereal name Green Acre.  Arpaio, a champion of animals, has had an Animal Crimes Investigations Unit as part of his office for over a decade.

Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, the owners of the kennel, were vacationing in Florida, leaving the  dogs in the care of their daughter Logan and her husband Austin. When they returned, Todd Hughes initially told the pet owners their dogs had all run away.  Later they claimed the deaths of nearly two dozen dogs were the result of an accident when a dog chewed through an air-conditioning electrical cord, disabling the unit. The dogs died an agonizing death, suffocating in the small utility room in which they were crammed together on a searingly hot June day. The dead dogs were then carted out to a storage shed where they were callously dumped.

The veterinarian who performed necropsies on some of the dogs indicated suffocation was the likely cause of death. 

Austin Flake is the son of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. And this is where things begin to get dicey.

Montgomery has career aspirations that are rumored to include the state’s second senate seat, when McCain finally moves on. Obviously how he chooses to handle this widely scrutinized case could have devastating consequences for his ambitions.

At a recent press conference in which he exhibited raw insensitivity to the grieving pet owners, Montgomery gave more than a few clues (video) as to his bent. “This isn’t to cheapen or minimize the loss of the pets to the families,” Montgomery said. “But we’re not talking about the deaths of 23 children.” 

Oddly, Montgomery used the occasion to slam his predecessor‘s administration, and repeatedly said there are no assurances of convictions, becoming a broken record stating the office standard of a “reasonable likelihood of conviction.”

The harshest punishment Austin and Logan Flake might receive is the inability to ever own an animal in Maricopa County. No joke. The Maricopa County Attorney actually noted that as a potential penalty.

Okay. We get it. When the prosecutor sounds more like a public defender, expressing concerns over what the “impact to someone’s life in the future” might be after being charged with a felony, it becomes all too clear that Montgomery sees his own future looming before him. If it crashes or soars could well depend on 21 dead pups and a couple of rabbits.


Frustration abounds in LD 28 as RINOs reign

September 12, 2014

The following message was sent to Legislative District 28 Chairman Scott O’Connor by Tom Mason, a decades-long precinct committeeman. It was also copied to AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham and Maricopa County Chairman A.J. La Faro. This district has been the longtime home to John McCain, Jon Kyl and their establishment operatives, who preach the deceptive message of “unity,” which actually translates to promoting the liberal theme of the Democrats.

Scott,

I attended my last district 28 meeting as an elected PC this past Tuesday. Interesting that you would greet me and Sally Geyer as we approached the sign-in table with “here’s two faces I don’t recognize – are you two new PCs”? Sally and I have been PCs for over 20 years. Sally has been the PC captain in Kaibab Precinct for 18 years with exception of the past two where I was the captain. Actually, I was appointed by you because none of the (I was assured I wouldn’t have to do anything) PCs in Kaibab would take the position. As a side note, of the ten elected PCs in Kaibab, I believe we were the only two present at Tuesday’s meeting.

I would have extended my congratulations to District 28 PCs Kathy Petsas, Jane, Ann and Bob Lynch on whatever efforts they may have put forth in electing “closet democrats” (aka RINOs) to replace Conservative Republican PCs. But I didn’t want to disillusion Shawnna Bolick (candidate for State Representative in 28) or Wendy Rogers (congressional candidate in CD 9) who were both in attendance and are counting on Republican PCs to get out the GOP base. In my precinct of Kaibab newly elected PC Marci Farnsworth has an Eric Meyer (current democrat representative for Dist.28) sign in her front yard and PC Susan Charlton and her husband Paul are Co-Chairs of democrat Fred DuVal’s gubernatorial campaign committee.

While democrats are busy “fundamentally” changing the United States of America into a socialist nation it struck me as rather odd you, who are never reluctant to take on a GOP office holder or call someone out during a meeting, would not have publicly chastised PCs Charlton and Farnsworth and/or called for their resignations as Republican Precinct Committeemen.

This may come as a surprise to you but I assure you Fred DuVal, Felecia Rotellini, Terry Goddard and Eric Meyer aren’t the least bit surprised with their good fortune; because all the aforementioned District 28 PCs could easily fall under the “usual suspects” category when it comes to helping democrats get elected to public office.

The democrat’s mantra for this year’s election cycle is “It doesn’t matter what party you belong to”. Unfortunately, we have PCs who are misguidedly playing into the democrat’s hands. I have always maintained these special interest non-principled political campaign strategists and lobbyists would eventually infiltrate and destroy our political party structure.

Scott, unless you too believe in “bi-partisan” party structure, you need to get a handle on these PCs before we lose our state to the special interests that prey upon the naive and uninformed.

Tom Mason

District 28 Kaibab PC

Seeing Red AZ has previously written about RINO attempts to takeover this once solidly conservative district. Here are a few:

Jan. 10, 2014:  Prayer controversy escalates in LD 28 & UPDATES

June 15, 2013:  Laurie Roberts champions GOP traitors & update

May 18, 2013:  Reagan, O’Connor: Liberal elites masquerade as Republicans

Dec. 22, 2012:  RINO Kathy Petsas aids Dem fundraising machine

Nov. 29, 2012:  Conservatives targeted in LD 28

Aug. 17, 2012:  Snake oil salesman Jon Kyl undermines conservatives

July 25, 2012:  Kooky newspaper on DeKook toot

July 6, 2012:   Dist. 28 (formerly 11) recertifies its RINO status Update: O’Connor responds

March 18, 2001: Meet Arizona’s Benedict Arnolds Adam Driggs LD 11, now LD 28

Oct. 8, 2010:    Political comedy: Grant Woods plays the clown, loses vote

Sept. 24, 2010: Grant Woods leads RINOs for Rotellini


AZ Amnesty pushers McCain, Flake, engage in outrageous deception

September 10, 2014

Duo claim they want full-scale border prosecutions

In the face of terrorist threats against the United States, Arizona Sens. John McCain and his duplicitous doppelganger Jeff Flake are attempting to perpetrate the most outrageous act of deception.

Recent news has been rife with fearsome reports that the United State’s porous southern border is a portal allowing ease of access to terrorist groups that intend to bring destruction to American cities. Threats have been issued by militant Islamic jihadists, and warnings of impending devastating attacks have even been sent to American authorities by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.

Arizonans know all too well that the most enthusiastic supporters of amnesty and keeping our border accessible to hordes of illegal invaders have been the double-talking and bogus tricksters, John McCain and Jeff Flake.  

If your memory needs refreshing click on the links under their names to remember that both campaigned for the U.S. Senate as border hawks and immediately after election reverted to their amnesty stance, even forming the so-called bipartisan Gang of Eight, to push for amnesty and keep our country vulnerable.

We’ve covered the treacherous charlatans often.

Now the duplicitous duo are feigning concern that a federal program they claim has driven down incoming illegal aliens in the Yuma sector is being scaled back as the Obama administration plans to stop prosecuting illegals, focusing only on criminals and those who have previously been deported.  In a great display of showmanship, McCain and Flake have sent this letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking that he reconsider his actions —– actions that have been in effect since Aug. 18, 2011, as the administration bowed to intense pressure from amnesty advocates.

Flake is quoted in the stridently pro-open border Arizona Republic claiming there is almost “universal agreement” that the program known as Operation Streamline has stemmed the tide of illegal immigration in the Yuma Sector.

“Some people think it’s too harsh —- you’ll get some of the immigration activists who protested against it —- but I think everybody has recognized the effectiveness of it,” Flake said. “In Yuma, that’s been what everybody points to when they talk about policies that work. To just turn away from that is really troubling.”

What is actually “really troubling” is that these two deceivers think Arizona citizens are foolish enough to think they have changed their long-standing positions one iota. When it comes to border security, these men are loathsome liars, who are merely playing a CYA game in the face of terrorist threats and shamefully doing so the day before the thirteenth anniversary of September 11th.  


John McCain suffers major memory lapse

September 7, 2014

John McCain has previously been the object of scorn and in larger numbers

In a collection of recent tweets from the past week, the daily newspaper has this gem from Arizona’s senior senator:

“First I was sanctioned by Vladimir Putin, then #ISIS labeled me “the enemy,” now Fidel Castro! Who’s next?!”

In an obvious memory lapse, McCain appears to have forgotten a “sanction” or two that preceded them all. Right here in Arizona, a state he visits infrequently, McCain was more than sanctioned. He was repeatedly censured by elected members of the party he claims to represent.

This past January elected GOP state committeemen representing Republican voters throughout Arizona assembled at their annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party and voted overwhelming to censure McCain.

That vote came on the heels of a similar vote of censure by the Maricopa County Republican elected precinct committeemen. In a stern rebuke of his increasingly liberal positions and abandoning the Republican platform to join with Democrats on significant issues, the vote to censure McCain passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. The ‘Resolution to Censure Sen. John McCain’ can be read here.

Other counties statewide joined Maricopa in expressing deep dissatisfaction with McCain. Apache, Cochise, Gila, Mohave and Santa Cruz counties all passed Censure Resolutions.

When it comes to dissatisfaction with McCain, no one knows him better than those he has repeatedly deceived for the past three+ decades. Arizonan Republicans were first in line imposing sanctions on John McCain by way of repeated censures.

Since the word ‘sanction’ has two distinct —– and opposite meanings —- the often confused McCain could mean he has the explicit or official approval of Putin, ISIS and Castro, rather than their attempts to limit him. Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s description of the word ‘sanction’ can be read here.


Pollster: AZ’s 2014 Guv race a squeaker

September 1, 2014

GOP state treasurer Doug Ducey, Leftist lobbyist Fred DuVal said to be in a 40% tie

Assessing the upcoming Arizona Governor’s race, Rasmussen Reports refers to the results of a new survey of 850 likely voters released Sunday, using the words “dead heat” and “toss-up.”

The Arizona Republic newspaper is engaging in similar whimsy. In a front page article the headline crows, “Dems see excellent chance to win state’s top offices.” The hard-left daily acknowledges Arizona Democrats lost every statewide race in 2010. With Obama’s own flagging numbers currently in free fall, savvy political watchers would not be likely to place large bets on a major leftward shift. 

The upcoming election offers voters a real choice of repudiating the Obama brand of liberalism exemplified by career liberal Fred DuVal or moving forward with a Republican at the helm of state. Although lame duck Gov. Jan Brewer jubilantly stood with Doug Ducey on election night, she endorsed his squish opponent Scott Smith. Popular conservative, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio supported Doug Ducey, which sends a strong message and hopefully will serve to hold Ducey’s feet to the fire on issues of importance to conservatives moving forward.

The Arizona Democrat primary ballot resembled that of the former USSR, with one candidate running for most top offices. The lack of choice resulted in a bottom-dragging voter turnout.  The increasingly left-lurching party didn’t even bother to field a candidate for state treasurer, guaranteeing the GOP primary victor, Jeff DeWit will hold that important office.

Rasmussen’s gubernatorial survey map can be seen here. The survey questions are interest piquing, even tossing in a four-step range of favorable to unfavorable rankings for John McCain and his doppelganger Jeff Flake. Just months ago, the Daily Caller noted that the two U.S. Senators from Arizona have managed to sink their poll ratings to record lows, showing McCain at a dismal 30 percent approval rating with the border state voters, and Flake falling even lower to 27 percent approval.

The duo has felt the stinging backlash of weary Republican voters who reject their colluding with Democrats on brazen amnesty schemes that disregard the rule of law and our right to a sovereign, enforceable  border —- while expanding Democrat registrations.

Arizona’s General Election will be held Nov. 4, 2014. Early voting begins Oct. 9. Registration closes Oct. 6 at midnight.

Make sure you’re eligible to vote and then make doing so a priority. Keep Arizona a vibrant red.


McCain Irony

August 27, 2014

Just days ago we posted “Experts: America facing imminent terror threat,” which included a link to the conservative GOP Daily Dose —- showing numerous photos of AZ Sen. John McCain meeting with the head of ISIS on a secret trip to Syria last year. During the meeting McCain was reported to have promised the  revolutionaries weapons, training, and funding.  He referred to them as “freedom fighters.”

McCain calls the photos a “fabrication,’ even telling the Arizona Republic that attempts to link the Syrian rebels in the photo to ISIS was “fairly ridiculous.”

The denials from John McCain impart a particular ironic twist to the news report of an American jihadist with the unlikely name, Douglas McAuthur McCain. The 33-year-old Muslim convert was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

NBC News has the full report.


McCain backtracks on amnesty & it’s not even 2016

August 24, 2014

Trust the untrustworthy McCain at your own peril

Under the headline, “McCain retreats on immigration reform,” the daily runs this report and video clip from McCain’s interview with Brahm Resnik on KPNX 12 News’ Sunday Square Off,* which aired this morning at 8 a.m. 

The entire Sunday Square off show can be viewed here.

McCain was interviewed on the growing ISIS threat, in which he also bears culpability. Check out the deplorable photos under the link. They were posted on GOP the Daily Dose and show McCain secretly meeting last year with the head of ISIS and those he called “brave fighters risking their lives for freedom.”

Resnik: Let’s move to immigration real quick. I heard you on the radio the other day saying, “There’s no reform now, immigration reform, without complete control of the border. Have you stepped back from where you were a year ago?”

McCain: “We need to assure the American people that the border is secure.  People in AZ are so cynical about the promises that have been made about a secure border.  Doing the right things and spending the right money, we can have a 90 percent effective control of the  border within two years.”

Resnik: “So that comes first?”

McCain: “I think it’s going to have to.”

Resnik: “So this changes the discussion?”

McCain: “To a certain degree.”

 *Channel 12 and the Arizona Republic, both Gannett enterprises, are housed in the same building.


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