The high cost of “cheap” labor
Given the raucous demonstrations accompanied by cries of discrimination surrounding the issue of religious liberty SB 1062 has engendered here in Arizona, it’s worth asking the question, “Just where does all the money advancing the ‘gay’ agenda come from?” Michael Voris, who produces ChurchMilitant.TV, provides the answer.
Voris’ own religious perspective is Catholic, but his words hold truth regardless of one’s faith.
We urge you to watch the enlightening “Pink Money.”
There is no discriminatory language pertaining to “gays’ or anyone else contained in SB 1062. That fact has not kept it from becoming a rallying cry for those relentlessly pushing the homosexual agenda.
The Arizona Republic, leading the charge against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, “came out” long ago, as we previously pointed out in the post In their very gay element at the daily.
White House exerts control and intimidation
From the “No Obama Overreach Is Too Much Department” comes this news regarding the federal government’s crushing boot on the neck of the First Amendment and the free press.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is reporting that the Obama administration is looking to send the FCC into newsrooms to investigate how the media chooses stories.
The Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs (CINs) initiative was proposed last spring. The FCC said it wanted information from television and radio broadcasters “to ascertain the process by which stories are selected, station priorities — for content production quality, and populations served — perceived station bias, perceived percent of news dedicated to each of the eight CINs of ‘critical information’ necessitating coverage and perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.” Read the CIN study here.
Equally disturbing are the in-depth interview questions (beginning on page 25) stratified by employment level, with questions such as What is the news philosophy of the station? Who else in your market provides news? Who are your main competitors? How much news does your station air every day?
At the top of page 37, the city of Tucson is misspelled as TUSCSON, adding to the anxiety level brought on by this alarming report.
There are legitimate reasons for concern that the government will exert influence over what stations cover, since the FCC authorizes their licenses. The agency is now poised to expand its regulatory powers to include newspapers, over which it has no authority.
This blatant attempt at media control comes on the heels of Reporters Without Borders ranking the United States 46th in its World Press Freedom Index.
ACLJ’s Matthew Clark cogently sums up the unconscionable assault on our free society with these words: “Imagine a government monitor telling Fox News it needed to cover stories in the same way as MSNBC or Al Jazeera. Imagine an Obama Administration official walking in to the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal and telling it that the American public would be better served if it is stopped reporting on the IRS scandal or maybe that reporting on ObamaCare “glitches” is driving down enrollment.”
Obama’s approval rating is in the low 40’s. Think about it.
“Wake up, America”
WTAE New 4 Pittsburgh, PA shows small business employees’ reactions as they learn of increased health costs due to Obamacare.
“We don’t have documents, but we have dignity and we deserve respect.”
This video showing the contemptible disruption of Texas Congressman Pete Olson’s Townhall meeting with constituents last fall exemplifies the tactics used by illegals who claim they have rights and are deserving of respect. Throughout the boorish commotion they issued threats while shutting down Republican Congressman Olson‘s ability to speak.
Although this occurred several months ago, it is instructive in the context of the current push for amnesty to legalize our country’s illegal invaders by the U.S. House GOP.
These demanding and intimidating illegals are the so-called DREAMers that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, Speaker John Boehner and the Republican establishment are prepared to honor with the gift of U.S. citizenship — along with their family members. Though the number 11 million has been continually used the past decade, there are likely upward of 30 million who will be recipients of such reckless and destructive generosity.
An invitation to fraud, the DREAM Act is far more expansive than presented. Anyone up to the age of 35 who claims they were brought here before age 16 can apply for amnesty. Since illegal aliens are, as the media likes to call them — “undocumented” — there is no way of verifying their claims. They could have arrived as adults last week. In fact, illegal aliens do not need to attend college or join the military to receive legal status, they simply need to declare that they intend to do so within the next six years. In order to receive legal status, they don’t need to show they are of “good moral character” and can actually be convicted criminals. But such facts don’t impede their abilities to compete with Americans for limited jobs, and attend public colleges with in-state tuition, thanks to our so-called representatives who are eager to provide them legal status, with citizenship the next bit of the “piecemeal” scheme.
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter sums up the amnesty issue and its link to the demise of the Republican Party in this profound sentence found in her latest first-rate, fact-filled commentary “GOP crafts plan to wreck the country, lose voters.” Coulter accurately states, “It’s not their position on amnesty that [generational] immigrants don’t like; it’s Republicans’ support for small government, gun rights, patriotism, the Constitution and capitalism.”
Given Barack Obama’s abysmal approval ratings, the idea of Republicans conspiring to increase the numbers of Democrats in advance of the midterm elections is suicidal. GOP U.S. Representatives are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Heritage has a simplified call alert to oppose congressional action leading to amnesty. Simply plug in your zip code. Do it for your family. Do it for America. Do it now. There won’t be a second chance.
MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ host Chris Matthews has had a difficult time coming to terms with political realities. Few will forget he was so smitten hearing Barack Obama speak, that he admitted to being overwhelmed by a “thrill going up my leg.” Later, when he felt Obama wasn’t sufficiently liberal to suit his far-left ideals, he turned fickle on the Obama of his affections, haranguing him for a litany of infractions.
For a conservative to appear with such a radically liberal host — where this devout extremist calls the shots — takes spine. Yet that’s exactly what Republican Legislative District 30 Chairman, Timothy Schwartz did Monday evening. Schwartz is the man responsible for drafting the Resolution of Censure against Arizona Sen. John McCain that passed overwhelmingly by elected members of both the Maricopa County Republican Committee on Jan. 11, and this past Saturday at the Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party. To date, elected GOP Precinct Committeemen in Apache, Cochise, Gila, Maricopa, Mohave and Santa Cruz counties have passed similar Censure Resolutions against McCain.
Timothy Schwartz was not to be browbeaten by the likes of the brash over-speaker Matthews and his illogical arguments or David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief at ‘Mother Jones’ (MoJo) a left-wing political magazine published by the Foundation for National Progress —- connected to none other than George Soros‘ Open Society Foundations.
The duo thought they had an easy mark in their sights as the segment opened with a claim of, “How far to the right the Republican Party has gone.” Matthews repeatedly attempted to elicit comments from Schwartz on McCain’s foreign policy positions, but Schwartz stayed on topic and clearly articulated the points contained in the Censure Resolution he authored.
Chris Matthew’s program is intimidatingly titled ‘Hardball.’ But he and David Corn — tag-teaming liberals — were no match for the steady Timothy Schwartz.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Calls Pro-Life and Pro-Second Amendment Americans “extremists” and tells them to leave New York.
“Their problem is not me and the Democrats Their problem is themselves. Who are they?” the governor asked. “Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” Watch.
President Barack Obama: Threatens to continue circumventing Congress by issuing executive orders bypassing the legislative body, to carry out his pledge to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”
“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.” he boasted. “And I can use that pen to sign executive orders.” Watch.
AZ Attorney General Tom Horn debates “recreational” marijuana with state Rep. Ruben Gallego
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, a Republican, and Democrat State Rep. Ruben Gallego (LD 27) discuss the legalizing of “recreational” marijuana in Arizona. This revealing exchange took place Saturday on ABC15.
Tom Horn says legalization will increase use. His opposition stems from his background, which includes twenty-four years as a school board member, four years in the state legislature where he chaired the Education Accountability Committee and eight years as Superintendent of Public Instruction — providing him ample opportunity to see the negative effects of the drug on students. Since legalization is currently being experimented with in Colorado and Washington, Horne prudently thinks we should wait and see the effects in those states.
Gallego has no such inclination. Arizona’s 2014 legislative session begins today, opening with Gov. Jan Brewer’s State of the State Address. Rep. Gallego plans to introduce his bill this week. The guise of legalizing “medical marijuana” is finally exposed for what it is — a route to full-scale legalization of the drug for recreational use. The left desires other mind-numbing drugs to follow that path, making control of the populace easier.
In the event Gallego’s proposal becomes law, Arizonans ages 21 and older could possess up to an ounce of marijuana and up to five plants. His bill will also include an excise tax and establish regulations. Watch the ABC 15 video here.
Today we juxtapose two seemingly unrelated issues in making a societal point. One is the recent death of 1960’s singing legend Phil Everly of the influential Everly Brothers duo. The other is the newspaper’s coverage of out of wedlock births.
Under the hip, laissez-faire headline, “More moms skip marriage,” the daily gives soft coverage to what they term “the growing trend of unwed mothers in Arizona and nationally.” The handling of this major societal problem is undertaken in short story prose, complete with an oversized photo of the cheery mother playing on the floor with her 4-year-old son. She is described as 38, with a college degree and a well-paying management job. She also decided to ditch her boyfriend early in her pregnancy. They now share parenting duties.
Further into the report is the fact that the majority of unwed mothers are on the dole, costing Arizona taxpayers more than $100 million a year in birth and delivery expenses alone. The majority of women receiving cash benefits, qualifying for WIC, the food stamp/Nutrition Assistance Program, and AHCCCS — which provides doctor’s office visits, immunizations, prenatal care, hospital care and prescriptions — are unmarried mothers. The harsh reality is, unlike the college educated mother the Arizona Republic chose to feature, many are generational, under-educated dropouts, lacking training to qualify them for gainful employment.
This Heritage Foundation report reveals the startling statistic that 71 percent of poor families with children are mostly headed by single mothers. Compared to children raised in an intact family, children raised in single-parent homes are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems; be physically abused; smoke, drink, and use drugs; be aggressive; engage in violent, delinquent, and criminal behavior; have poor school performance; and drop out of high school. This report focusing on Arizona concludes marriage is the number 1 weapon against child poverty.
How do the guitar-strumming Everly Brothers fit into this disturbing equation? Listen to the lyrics of the song “Wake up little Susie.” It’s exceedingly quaint by today’s slack standards. The words describe a teen couple who fell asleep at a drive-in theater, and the young man’s very real concern about their reputations and what the girl’s parent’s reactions will be at the late hour he brings her home.
No such songs would make the hit list today. In a culture where coarseness abounds and raunchy twerking — at the Video Music Awards — is the latest rage, the concept of shame is relegated to a non-issue. As reputations are no longer a concern, unwed births skyrocket.
Wake up little Susie.
Actors in politics not a novel concept
At first blush, the discussions of a Steven Seagal candidacy for Arizona governor might seem odd. But celebs have a long history of entering the political arena. California has had Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger each serve as two-term governors. Reagan was twice elected President of the United States. In 1964 movie actor George Murphy was elected to represent the state in the U.S. Senate. In 1986 Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, Calif., and in 1988 Sonny Bono was elected mayor of Palm Springs, Calif. Bono went on to serve as a two-term U.S. Congressman.
Iowa voters sent Fred Grandy (“Gopher” on the Love Boat series) to Congress where he was a member of the U.S. House from 1987-1995. Ben Jones (“Cooter” on the Dukes of Hazzard) served two terms (1989-1993) as a Georgia U.S. Representative. Law & Order star Fred Thompson was a Tennessee senator from 1993-2003.
Jesse Ventura, a former professional wrestler, was elected governor of Minnesota on the Reform Party ticket in 1998. The same state sent comedian Al Frankin to the U.S. Senate in 2009. The liberal jokester ran on the Democratic–Farmer–Labor ticket.
Actor and martial arts expert Seagal notes the number one problem facing the United States today is its unsecured border. Compared to the office holders in Minnesota, Gov. Steven Seagal sounds (video) even more plausible.
ABC 15 carries a complete report.