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August 16, 2014

Gannett’s print and broadcast divorce

This recent Gannett press release slipped under the radar as politics dominate in this pre-election period. But make no mistake, the “separation” of fading print assets from its broadcast and digital businesses, signals a split that no conciliation expert worth his/her salt would consider repairable. Gannett is the parent company of the Arizona Republic —- often referred to on this site as the Periódico de la República de Arizona, for its relentless pro-amnesty positions —- and KPNX-TV 12 in Phoenix. The mirror-image entities are housed in the same building.

Gracia Martore, president and CEO, said, “The bold actions we are announcing…are significant next steps in our ongoing initiatives to increase shareholder value by building scale, increasing cash flow, sharpening management focus, and strengthening all of our businesses to compete effectively in today’s increasingly digital landscape.

Translation: Print is dead, The fetid stench of decay assaults the senses.

When the Gannett chairman of the board then announces the company “has made huge strides in strengthening each of its businesses over the past few years, and the Board believes that the creation of two highly focused companies with enhanced financial and regulatory flexibility will accelerate growth and create additional value for our shareholders,” it’s clear concern for the shareholders exceed those of the dying newspapers.

The pull-down “Arizona” box under the map, provides an indication of a likely problem.  The now defunct Tucson Citizen is misspelled as Tuscon. When the mighty media giant Gannett can’t spell the name of its own holdings —- former or not —- it signals the dissolution is merely a formality. The love was gone when the subscriptions caved.


Islamic terror: U.S. must be prepared despite lack of leadership

August 11, 2014

Barack Obama is not one to let world crises get in the way of his vacation plans. Despite Islamic militants overrunning Iraq, taking control of one of the area’s largest dams and forcing religious minorities out of the city of Mosul under threat of conversion or death, the Obama’s arrived in Martha’s Vineyard as scheduled, where they and their entourage are luxuriating at a 17-room, $12 million home. Obama wasted no time in getting out to the links to indulge in his favorite pastime of golf with his pals.

As the leader of the free world, Obama’s narcissism is appalling. Americans are also foolishly disconnected, fuming over a news break that interrupted an inane TV program to announce the beginning of U.S. air strikes in Iraq against ISIS which the terrorists now want to be known simply as the Islamic State.

The 7,000+ miles that separate us from this hotbed of terror should not lull us into complacency. Young children —- future perpetrators of genocide —- are being trained in the Mideast as we anxiously await the networks prime time lineup for the coming season.

Even the relentless liberal lunacy of the AZ República’s Linda Valdez as she pushes for what she dishonestly refers to as “nonpartisan” primaries —- actually a re-christened “Top 2,” rejected by voters just two years ago —- fades to dark when juxtaposed against the savagery that has the “religion of peace” in its grasp and is moving forward with its plans for world domination.

Children are being groomed to be hate-filled, jihadist murderers for the Caliphate, the means of worldwide enforcement of Islamic Sharia law.  A father coaches his 7-year-old son, raised in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia to hold the severed head of a mutilated Syrian soldier, proudly declaring, “That’s my boy!” The UK’s Daily Mail has a full report.

Pay attention. In addition to the domination of the Middle East, including the total annihilation of the region’s sole democracy Israel, they have Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, including the United States in their sights.

We can no longer afford distractions and complacency. This San Diego ABC 10 News report, “Terrorist Group Setting Up Operations Near Border,” is from May 2011. Watch it.  The 7,000+ mile expanse is suddenly much closer to home. Also, check out “Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns.”


Thinking about mailing in your early ballot?

August 9, 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio, residents captured this video of a U.S. postal worker discarding boxes of mail into a garbage dumpster earlier this week.

If you’d prefer to personally drop off your early ballot, the Secretary of State’s Office lists the contacts to each of Arizona’s County Recorders websites. Although there should be early voting locations with secure ballot drop boxes available through 7:00 pm on Election Day, not all counties had links advising of their locations.  Call your recorder and find out where you can securely deposit your early ballot. 

We have several options to have our voices heard. Mail-in ballots must be received at the Recorder’s office by Thursday, August 22. Primary Election Day is August 26. That is the day to vote in person at your assigned neighborhood polling place.

Real Clear Politics lists the various polling and projections with the full range of Republican candidates and how they would fare against the Democrat in the 2014 race for Arizona Governor.

 


Arpaio endorses Ducey: “Say it ain’t so, Joe”

August 1, 2014

Chicago White Sox outfielder Joe Jackson (1887 – 1951)  —- nicknamed “Shoeless Joe” —- was a Major League baseball legend in the early part of the 20th century. He earned the name “Shoeless,” after playing a minor league game in his stockings because a new pair of spikes had given him blisters on his feet the previous day.

Generations later, Jackson is remembered both for his stellar performances on the field and for his alleged association with the Black Sox Scandal, in which members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox shockingly participated in a conspiracy to fix the World Series. As a result of Jackson’s association with the scandal, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, MLB’s first commissioner, imposed a lifetime ban on Jackson and seven other Chicago players implicated in the scandal. Although a Chicago jury acquitted the popular Jackson, the ban remained.

The line, “Say it ain’t so, Joe,” will forever be associated with Jackson, but we’re hearing versions of it from many corners today after Arizona’s legendary Sheriff Joe Arpaio, stunned with his endorsement of establishment gubernatorial pick, Doug Ducey.


Costco plays politics — far left version

July 10, 2014

Big-box wholesaler Costco has pulled Dinesh D’Souza’s  new book, “America: Imagine a World Without Her,” just after the nationwide release of the companion movie —- but Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti claims the decision was not motivated by political considerations.

The book, strongly critical of Barack Obama, was officially released June 2. A corporate decision to return the books was issued July 1, just as it is about to debut on the New York Times bestseller list.

Galanti confirmed to Jerome Corsi at WND the “pull order” was in effect and that D’Souza’s book is in the process of being removed from Costco stores this week, with the goal to have all copies of his book out of Costco stores nationwide and shipped back to the vendor no later than July 15.

He claims the decision to pull the book was not political but was based solely on sales, arguing Costco’s national goal is to market books that show up on the New York Times bestseller list.

The book will make the New York Times list July 13.

Jim Sinegal, co-founder of Costco, endorsed Barack Obama (video) at the Democratic National Convention in 2012. In total, Costco has given $100,000 to Obama and another $100,000 to Priorities USA, the pro-Obama super PAC. Sinegal was the author of an email blast sent out by the Obama campaign in July 2012. Obama also held a fundraiser at Sinegal’s house in Seattle.

Read “Costco removing D’Souza’s “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from shelves. and then decide if you want to keep supporting this radical leftist and funding his donations to a regime dedicated to destroying America. This update, “Costco denies political motive for pulling D’Souza’s book,” expands upon the sorry saga.  

In January, Obama paid a visit to a Costco store in a Washington, D.C., suburb, “proving,” as Jaime Fuller of the Washington Post commented, “that his administration’s romance with the second-largest retailer in America is stronger than ever —- and might just be the most successful union of a politician and a supermarket in American history.”

Watch as D’Souza discusses his film:

 Then make plans to see it. 


Obama regime reconfigures invasion as “a humanitarian crisis” needing $billions

July 9, 2014

Just when you think Barack Obama might have exhausted his ideas on how to bring the United States of America to its knees, he has pulled yet another Marxist scheme from his endless bag of tricks.

Now he is requesting a nearly $4 billion taxpayer-funded bailout to resettle the reported 52,000 “immigrant children” flooding our borders.  The words “humanitarian crisis” with or without the word “urgent,“ are glibly tossed around as he is now characterizes the onslaught as “refugees” fleeing political turbulence in Central America.

This is a “crisis” contrived by Obama.

We are told the money is needed to set up new detention facilities, conduct more aerial surveillance, hire more immigration judges and Border Patrol agents to respond to the contrived assault of 52,000 children on the U.S.

Let’s not forget that the Obama regime has spent years saying the border has never been more secure than it is now. We’ve heard that mantra from Obama and previously from former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano in her role as chief of Homeland Security as well as during her time in our state. Infamous for inaction as she ridiculed fence construction, Napolitano continually stated, “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder. That’s the way the border works.”

Wake up, America! Under the Obama regime, we are experiencing a brand of previously unknown political turbulence ourselves. The wall we were promised has never materialized. In fact, we were told it would pose a risk to our invaders. The National Guard units dispatched to provide security to our homeland were hastily withdrawn. The $20 million highly touted technology failed. Obama’s deceitful cheap talk and costly “solutions” are fraudulent.

In the worst economy since the Great Depression, the man who considers our Constitution an annoyance and himself an emperor, now tries to convince us to pony up more money to guarantee Third World status for ourselves.

As a border state, Arizona is on the front lines in this battle. Violent drug cartels have now taken over the illegal alien transporting business. Patriots in California have blocked the buses dumping illegals in their towns. The recent Independence Day observances should energize us to stand up against oppression from an overreaching government. That’s exactly what the yearly celebrations commemorate.

Listen as Obama —- the elected leader of the United States, sworn to uphold our Constitution and protect American citizens —- boldly mocks security efforts and spews lies regarding the border.

 


Powerful response to ‘peaceful Muslims’ rates standing ovation

June 29, 2014

In carnage around the world……“the peaceful majority were irrelevant”

Our thanks to WND for posting Brigitte Gabriel’s powerful response to a Muslim woman who attended a Heritage Foundation forum on Benghazi. The woman claimed Muslims are portrayed badly. Gabriel’s answer, complete with potent facts and figures, provides one of the best answers ever given to the constant harangue of ” the majority of Muslins are peaceful.”  Although Ms. Gabriel agrees, she also cites previous historical carnage perpetrated at the hands of Germany, Russia, China, Japan, and the events on September 11, 2001. In each case she concludes, “the peaceful majority were irrelevant”

This enlightening video clip is definitely worth your time.

 


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