ISIS terrorists, drug cartels use same operational plan

August 21, 2014

Risks of doing nothing are too great as terrorists present massive global and US threat

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, a Texas congressman, former felony prosecutor and judge was a guest on Newmax TV’s America’s Forum Wednesday. Poe, a member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security discussed the macabre beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS terrorists and the connection between these depraved fanatics and Mexican drug cartels. Watch the interview with host J.D. Hayworth here.

Poe drew a disturbing connection between the Mexican drug cartels invading our Southern border and terrorist organizations such as ISIS, acknowledging the drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do.

“They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States.  Mexico doesn’t.  The United States doesn’t.  Otherwise they wouldn’t be crossing daily with their drugs.  They’re as vicious as some of these other terrorist organizations.  We need to recognize that this is an organized international crime group that is a threat to the world. We have to deal with them as such,” Rep. Poe said.

In May 2011 we posted Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns, warning of the increasing dangers posed to America and her citizens by terrorists. It includes a news photo showing Hispanic leaders meeting with then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat in Beirut Lebanon in 1980, as an image of the ruthless Sharia dictator Ayatollah Khomeini watches over the meeting.

At the time, ABC 10 News in San Diego filed this alarming televised report detailing that “Hezbolah has operated in South America for decades and then Central America, along with their sometime rival/ sometime ally Hamas. Now, the group is blending into Shi’a Muslim communities throughout Mexico. Other pockets along the U.S.-Mexico border region remain largely unidentified as U.S. intelligence agencies are focused on the drug trade.”

We live in a post-9/11 world. Americans can no longer afford complacency. The federal government (FEMA) has a little-advertised website Ready.gov that warns Americans of risks and the need to be prepared in cases of disasters. This page and its links specifically address terrorism.


Below-the-belt politics? Nathan Sproul lurks nearby

August 18, 2014

The side-by-side signs are head turners. Appearing on street corners around the Valley, they could be the source of whiplash for many driving by. They are also the source of disgust, since they exemplify politics at its worst.

So who would be behind the reprehensible signs slamming two Republican candidates for the office of state treasurer? The reasonable assumption would be a political rival of the opposing party. Then we remember, the upcoming election is the primary. The only challengers at this point are within the same political party.

Given the circumstances, it doesn’t take long for the name Nathan Sproul to emerge.

Sproul, the former executive director of both the Arizona Christian Coalition and the Arizona Republican Party, eventually opened Sproul & Associates, a political consulting firm. After the his name became toxic he switched to the more reputable sounding Lincoln Strategy Group, but the sliminess remained. Sproul is a pro-amnesty McCain ally who, among his other notorious schemes, has previously defended a tawdry independent expenditure campaign as a “battle for the heart and soul of the Republican party.”

In this latest despicable venture into the intra-party primary, Open Secrets reveals Sproul has teamed with Tucson auto dealer and high-dollar McCain donor and bundler, Jim Click, to form the high-minded sounding “Preserve America’s Future.” The two are listed as top contributors, with political operative Sproul running the show, and registered with the AZ Secretary of State’s Office on Aug. 7.

Nathan Sproul is listed on competing GOP treasurer candidate Hugh Hallman’s campaign website as one of his supporters, on a list that looks like a Who‘s Who in McCainville, with a few surprises thrown in. Connect the dots. As this post points out the link is always McCain.

Sproul is far more than merely a supporter. He actually recruited Hallman.

The daily covers the sleazy tactics Sproul has employed to aid Republicrat Hugh Hallman’s desperate campaign, using distortions and outright lies about both the exceptionally well-qualified Randy Pullen, whom we have endorsed, and Jeff DeWit. Neither man should be subjected to these squalid tactics.

Sproul is quoted as saying his committee will disclose its donors during the next reporting period. The next campaign finance reports are due Aug 22, just 4 days before the Aug. 26, Primary election.

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Election goal? Informed voters or larger turnout

August 17, 2014

LA considers lottery-style incentives

As we are all too aware by the flyers flooding our mailboxes, candidate’s pleas in our email, robocalls filling our answering machines or interrupting meals and the increasingly vitriolic commercials assaulting us when we switch on the TV, election season is upon us.

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with the flood of information and all too often, misinformation that pummels us. We want to be informed as we cast our ballots. Most importantly, we want truth upon which to base our decisions. Those we elect affect our future and those of our children, in countless ways. It takes commitment to plow through the rhetoric to make an informed decision.

Too many citizens complain they have busy lives and haven’t the time to inspect each candidate’s website and filter through the talking points, often written by a consultant. But how fortunate we Americans are to be able to arm ourselves with information and cast our ballots, when so few around the globe have that grand option.

Yet apathy reigns. Voter turnout is notoriously low. According to the AZ Secretary of State, the 2012 Primary Election the total voter turnout was a mere 28.09 percent.

To address the problem, the misnamed Los Angeles “Ethics Commission” voted 3-0 on Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at offering cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls. The panel wants the City Council’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee to seriously consider the use of financial incentives and a random drawing during its elections, possibly as soon as next year. And they are not considering chump change to get the voters motivated.  “Maybe it’s $25,000, maybe it’s $50,000,” according to the Commission President. “That’s where the pilot program comes in —- to figure out what … number and amount of prizes would actually get people to the voting box,” he said.

The concept of encouraging the uninformed to cast ballots based on the potential for a cash prize, would have horrified our nation’s founders. It should equally horrify us.

The Los Angeles Times carries the disturbing report


Missed the news about the news

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.”


Montgomery’s conflict of interest undergirds legal filing

July 29, 2014

The Arizona Daily Independent reports on the blatant conflict of interest exhibited by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery as he engages in campaigning for Attorney General Tom Horne’s challenger, Mark Brnovich  —- even as he uses the vast power of his office to personally target Horne.

According to the news account, sources are reporting that based on Montgomery’s relationship with Brnovich, a request for a restraining order will be filed by attorneys for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Although a video featuring a sincerely enthusiastic Montgomery has been removed from Brnovich’s campaign website, a statement of support remains on the candidate’s homepage.  

Given that Montgomery, who has become a close McCain and Kyl ally, was instrumental in recruiting Brnovich to challenge conservative Attorney General Tom Horne, his actions rise past the level of unseemliness.

Read more about the perspective temporary restraining order, permanent injunction pleading here.

Visit Tom Horne’s campaign website. Be sure to check out his impressive achievements while in office. Arizonans need this good man to continue his work on our behalf.


John McCain, Jeff Flake working to aid invasion

July 27, 2014

AZ senate duo’s legislation encourages more illegals

 According to this account posted on Liberty News, Arizona’s poor excuses for U.S. Senators John McCain and his doppelganger Jeff Flake are actually about to begin heavily pushing a disastrous $100,000,000 bill that not only does nothing to secure the border, but actually makes it easier for more illegal aliens to flood our nation. Known as the “CREST ACT,” (‘‘Children Returning an Expedited and Safe Timeline Act’’) key provisions of the bill provide for the following: 

1) Initially allocates $100 million of our tax dollars.

2) Asserts acts that are already illegal are now illegal.

3) Makes it a federal crime to prohibit a DHS, HHS or BP bus from moving from point A to point B. (Correction to this assertion posted by Sara Noble on The Independent Sentinel)

4) Does absolutely nothing to secure the border and stop the invasion in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. These southern borders will remain wide open and the bill doesn’t address this.

5) Creates a communication channel between HHS and states about newly recommended facilities for housing illegal aliens.

6) Opens up U.S. facilities in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for the purpose of processing illegal aliens on foreign soil.

7) Calls for 15,000 “refugees” from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to be processed on foreign soil and transported into the U.S. this year alone.

Refugees will be increased to 15,000 from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador combined (5,000 from each country.) We will go to these countries, pick out the would-be illegals, and fly them into our country at taxpayer expense.

Further, the bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to hire 100 new asylum officers to be placed in the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Directorate of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Care to take a guess how the words “refugee” and “asylum seekers” will transform this equation? Those illegals designated  as refugees will get IDs, an income, food, housing and a pathway to citizenship.

The entire bill can be read here.

This is absolutely mind-numbing. Liberty News’ Eric Odom correctly assesses “Barack Obama doesn’t even need to abuse his executive powers. John McCain and Jeff Flake are doing all of his dirty work for him.”

According to a recent press release from McCain’s office, the act addresses a growing “humanitarian crisis.” Don’t buy it.  This is a crisis all right, but the correct descriptive words to describe it are “illegal invasion.”  “Humanitarian” is a contrivance and deluding misnomer.


Persecution of Iraqi Christians garners little notice

July 27, 2014

Reports: There is not a single Christian family left in Mosul

This chilling article detailing the horrors facing Christians in Iraq was printed in The Guardian, a U.K. publication. The U.S. press is mostly silent on the terror being imposed by Islamic militants.

The last Christians in northern Iraqi cities such as Mosul have fled from places where their communities have lived for almost 2,000 years, as a deadline passed for them to convert to Islam, pay an onerous religious tax or be killed.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recently issued a decree offering Christians the three options accompanied by the ominous threat that, if they did not comply, “then there is nothing to give them but the sword.”

Mosul includes the site of ancient Nineveh, the city to which biblical prophet Jonah was dispatched by God.  It was first mentioned in Genesis 10:11-12.

National Review’s The Corner carries a commentary The Attack on Christians in the Middle East by Rev. Robert Barron, which opens with “Though you would never guess it from the paucity of coverage in the major news media, there is a fierce persecution of Christians going on in the Middle East. In Egypt, convents and churches are being burned to the ground and Copts, members of one of the most ancient Christian communities, are being routinely harassed, tortured, and arrested. In Iraq, the ISIS group, hoping to re-establish a “caliphate” across the northern sector of the Middle East, is brutally persecuting Christians.” 

When Barack Obama recently hosted his sixth Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House, it would be interesting to know if he brought up the topic of Christians suffering torture and death at the hands of Muslim fundamentalists before or after what the White House blog refers to as the “traditional melodic Muslim call to prayer.”  Then again, it might have slipped his mind during the festivities.

Take some time this Sunday to read the linked news articles and acquaint yourself with the hard facts.

The White House website claims “President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.” This site provides contact information.


Bush-Bolick duo pen another Open Borders missive

July 25, 2014

Bush tries to move away from notorious remark, “illegal immigration is an act of love”

Here we go again. The amnesty duo of Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick have co-authored yet again.  First it was their book “Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution.”  Now the twosome has taken to the Opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal with “The Solution to Border Disorder.” The amnesty hucksters opine the “best antidote to illegal immigration is a functioning system of legal immigration.”

The usual blather about “America’s broken immigration system” leaps out in the first paragraph.  Next comes the trio of trites, beginning with the “need for compassion” in the face of the “humanitarian crisis.”

But what’s this? Bush and Bolick schizophrenically jump from these squish views to sounding like hardliners, with “we must close loopholes” that allow  for releases from federal custody between hearings.…except for those deserving few who may demonstrate true cause for asylum or protection from sex trafficking.  The flood of children must be returned to their homes in Central America. Then they say “we must aggressively remove the incentives that encourage people to break immigration laws.”

 Whoa. Sorry pals. You can’t have it both ways. 

But still they try. “We should pursue interdiction strategies that head off illegal immigration before it gets to our border, calling for greater American engagement economically.”  Moderates always think money has a palliative effect. These two sound suspiciously committed to Obama’s request for $3.7 billion of our tax dollars to address the invasion.

It’s no surprise the Bush-Bolick Team are onboard with the latest incarnation of McCain-Flake legislation, which they extol as increasing by 5,000 the number of humanitarian visas available in each of the countries producing the dispersion of illegals — Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras — providing an incentive, they claim, for individuals to stay in their home country and pursue immigration legally.

Trust in these practiced deceivers at your own peril.

As Jeb licks his chops in anticipation of a 2016 presidential run, it’s difficult not to agree with the Bush family matriarch, Barbara, who openly declared there had been “enough Bushes” in the Oval Office.

Mom is right. John Ellis Jeb,” is a Bush too far.”  Watch and listen closely. 


AZ’s “botched” execution?

July 24, 2014

Victims Debbie and Gene Dietz forgotten

The Arizona Republic’s 2-word, oversized, all caps headline “BOTCHED EXECUTION,” is the type previously reserved for reporting a declaration of war. Actually, that’s exactly what it is. A war on the death penalty. The follow-up obligatory editorial calls for “a moratorium” on the practice, saying it defines “cruel.“ Columnists E. J. Montini and Laurie Roberts are reliably aboard with misplaced sympathies.

The Page One report continuing to two jump pages, was written by the newspaper‘s reporter, among the witnesses. It comes complete with the requisite full-color photo showing death penalty opponents, holding signs outside the state prison. One sign says, “No one deserves to die.”

It’s a good bet none of them were related to the victims of the grisly murders.

The reporter calls the execution a “gruesome scene.” He wasn’t referring to the site of the Tucson double homicide that left a father and daughter dead.

By now most Arizonans have heard the name Joseph Rudolph Wood.  He’s the cold-blooded double murderer whose execution, finally re-scheduled and carried out Wednesday, is the subject of the article. He’s lived an additional 25 years more than his forgotten victims, Debbie Dietz, just 29 years old at the time of her murder and her 55-year-old father, Gene Dietz. They were executed in 1989 at their family owned auto repair shop in Tucson.

For an account of what brought Woods to the day when his execution took longer than considered proper by the bleeding  hearts crowd, read what brought him to his end. The gruesome facts of the murders are not in readily available in the Arizona Media.

Family members of Wood’s victims, who also witnessed the execution, said they had no problems with the way it was carried out.

Jeanne Brown another daughter of victim Eugene Dietz, gave her view on whether Wood suffered. “You don’t know what excruciating is,” she said. “Excruciating is seeing your dad lying in a pool of blood.”

“This man conducted horrific murders and you guys are going, let’s worry about the drugs” (used in the lethal injection), said Richard Brown, the brother-in-law of Debbie Dietz.” Why didn’t they give him a bullet, why didn’t we give him Drano?”

The leftwing media is more concerned with the number of gasps Wood took as they report his death as “chilling.” Compounding the atrocious crimes he committed is the fact that his victims have become obscure as the murderer has bizarrely transmogrified into the sympathetic character.


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