LD 25 Senate race’s clear choice: Vote Ralph Heap

August 6, 2014

Dr. Ralph Heap is the conservative choice —- Worsley’s history is colluding with liberals

Two candidates are running under the Republican banner for the single state senate seat in Mesa’s Legislative District 25. Although they both claim to be conservatives, the facts tell a different story.

The incumbent Bob Worsley has shown himself to be a Democrat collaborator who joined with five other AZ Senate Republicrats —- Adam Driggs, John McComish, Steve Pierce, Michele Reagan, and Rich Crandall —- and the unified Democrats.  Their betrayal resulted in passage  of the unconscionable and unsustainable Medicaid Expansion, a key element of Barack Obama’s signature health care scheme. 

In its endorsement of Worsley, the far-left Arizona Republic newspaper lavished praise on his deceit, calling him “one of six courageous lawmakers who bucked the party to do what was right for Arizona.” 

Challenging Worsley is Ralph Heap, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon.  His issues page tells the unequivocal story of where he stands on the matters of importance to the grassroots, Constitutional conservatives in the district. As a physician, he has a deep understanding of the myriad  problems connected with the multibillion expansion of Medicaid which his opponent recklessly and irresponsibly supported. Heap is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and committed to limited government and lower taxes.

A tour of the Secretary of State’s public campaign finance reports tells where Worsley gets his support. His donor list is heavy with lobbyists, unionists, utility company, big pharma and health care execs. The pro-illegal labor Chamber of Commerce and immigration lawyers are contributors, along with a fair share of Democrats. It’s not much of a surprise to see  Cindy Hensley McCain’s Hensley/Anheuser-Busch Co. executives Robert Delgado and Doug Yonko among Worsley’s donors.

We first covered Bob Worsley in March 2012 with Worsley’s new pals at Periódico de la República de Arizona and then again in June 2012 with this post, Bob Worsley: Hypocrite-in-Chief.

Compare Dr. Ralph Heap’s informative website to the mumbo-jumbo dished by Worsley, who inanely declares, “We need to repair our image and heal the scars of divisive politics,” as he promotes his “vision” #ELEV8AZ which includes “more apples, more sunshine, more ethics, more music…less hatred and less government.” Considering that he irresponsibly supported massive government overreaches Worsley’s words are all the more shallow and glib.

Ralph Heap’s campaign is being out raised by the extremely wealthy and politically connected Worsley who founded Sky Mall. Heap’s donation site is here.

This election is crucial. Time is short.

H/T This post was written in response to an August 4th suggestion from commenter Barbara Parker. We wish to thank her for the nudge.


US Supreme Court lobs a major blow at ObamaCare

June 30, 2014

Today’s 5 – 4 U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down ObamaCare’s employer paid contraception and abortificides —- abortion inducing drug  —– mandate is a decisive victory for religious freedom.  Barack Obama’s efforts at the socialization of American health care has suffered a major setback.

This decision is even a more significant triumph since it is the first time that the high court has ruled that for-profit businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

On June 28, 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts stunned conservatives by joining with the liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor—– as he shockingly cast the deciding vote upholding the ‘Affordable Care Act,’ which Obama viewed as his signature domestic achievement. The flagrant and massive federal overreach into American’s personal health care decisions is widely known as ObamaCare. Here is a montage of Obama’s repeated lies.*

In today’s decision, Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion. Justice Anthony Kennedy, often a swing vote, voted with the majority. The court’s four liberal justices hung tight, with Ginsburg writing the dissent.

The decision in Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., (joined by Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.) can be read here in its entirety.

* H/T to Abraham Reisman for video 


Abortion: The comedy?

June 7, 2014

Filmdom reaches new low

Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell reviews the cringe-worthy new film, “Obvious Child,” coming soon to a theater near you.

This is the industry’s descriptive takeaway theme of the movie:  A “drunken hookup —– and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment —– turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.”

“Hilarious” and “empowerment.”  Get that?

For a incisive analysis of the vacuous mindset of the left, take time to read Bozell’s Here comes the ‘Abortion comedy.’

Soulless reviewers, however, were enthusiastic. Variety’s Peter Debruge described the film as “uproarious” and a “refreshingly honest date-night laffer.” 

The New York Times’ Megan Angelo calls it an “abortion romantic comedy,” giving accolades to the aborting protagonist for her unwavering determination. Writer-director Gillian Robespierre also wants no ambiguity regarding the main character’s resolute commitment to sentencing her own child to death. “This isn’t a hard decision for her to make,” she unequivocally states.

As this enchantment with death is benignly passed off as “hilarious entertainment,” or “a quirky romantic comedy,” what additional proof is needed to show the diversion industry not only has no standards —- but is actually euphoric at the opportunity to give the appearance of trendiness to the foul practice of abortion? 


Mary Rose Wilcox resigns: vows to “deliver the bacon home”

May 26, 2014

After a political career mired in controversy, Mary Rose Wilcox is vacating the post she’s held over two decades on the Board of Supervisors. But don’t rejoice at the departure of the radical advocate for illegal aliens just yet. She’s announced that she is running for the Congressional District 7 post now open via the retirement of Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor.

It won’t be difficult to gauge the type of representative she hopes to be.

As a Maricopa County Supervisor, supposedly representing all of the people in District 5, Wilcox was the recipient of a national award from the government of Mexico for “promoting the prosperity of members of the Mexican community beyond Mexico’s political borders.” Among the accolades the Mexican government heaped on Wilcox, this stands out: “She has been in the forefront in the push for comprehensive immigration reform.”

Wilcox’s lack of concern for her actual constituents was highlighted when the Supervisors voted against increasing the 2011 property tax rate on Maricopa County citizens struggling in the worst economy in decades. It was Mary Rose who cast the lone dissenting vote.

Mary Rose Wilcox profited as one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Federal Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program intended to assist minorities and disadvantaged businesses. The ABC News and Goldwater Institute’s 25-page investigation links in this post no longer work. This 2009 overview is still available.

In 2011, Maricopa County taxpayers were the golden-egg-laying geese who had to shell out nearly $1 million to Wilcox for her weepy claims of being harassed and intimidated.

Wilcox will face off against former state Rep. Ruben Gallego in the Democrat primary. Obviously getting the word from the party hierarchy, State Sen. Steve Gallardo has dropped out of the congressional race — even after his “coming-out” announcement timed to ensure him support in the odd district.

Gallego has been endorsed by radical leftists CD 3 Rep. Raul Grijalva and single-termer Harry Mitchell. Wilcox has the endorsements of the retiring liberal Ed Pastor and the pro-abortion EMILY’S List, a group that spent nearly $4 million on Democrat women in 2012.

The daily reported that at her farewell reception as she departed the Board of Supervisors, Mary Rose told those in attendance, “If you pray for me, I will get that job, and I will deliver the bacon home. Thank you, and let’s eat cake.”

One thing Mary Rose Wilcox, 64, has long shown a proficiency for is delivering “the bacon home” —- to her own. Oink. Oink.


AZ Republic Newspeak: “Pro-life” = “anti-abortion”

May 5, 2014

The hard-left Arizona República is in high gear prepping for the upcoming elections from its increasingly radical perch. The entire crew —- from editorial staff, reporters and columnists, to the readily obliging editorial cartoonist —- is marching in lockstep to elect their favored liberal candidates. They’ll even cozy up to weak Republicrats in the Primary in order to get their desired liberals elected in the General.

Having seen them in action for years, we know the drill and are keen to expose it.

Today we focus on the newspaper’s flimsy “Fact Check” as it relates to Republican gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs. The topic is “Where GOP candidates stand on abortion issues.”

Riggs, a former California congressman, is pro-life, which he affirmed by saying he was the only candidate running for governor with a proven pro-life voting record. While other candidates hold pro-life views, it turns out Secretary of State Ken Bennett and state Sen. Al Melvin have actually cast pro-life votes while serving in the state legislature, so Riggs conceded that he meant to say ”federal voting record.”

Far more interesting than the misspeak, however, is the turn of phrase the newspaper used in the full-page article attempting to castigate him. The words “pro-life” must gum up the works on the failing newspaper’s keyboards. Instead, “anti-abortion” is repeatedly used —- to forward the left’s death-to-innocents agenda.

To accomplish its goal of promoting abortion, no distortion is too excessive. The skewing of language is an old propaganda technique. George Orwell’s book titled “1984” described a Ministry of Truth that obliterated history and altered words to adapt to governmental edicts in a language called Newspeak. The slogan: “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength” was inscribed on currency, cigarette wrappers, stamps, ubiquitous banners — to hammer the message.

In describing the Newspeak formalized at Associated Press, we’ve previously referenced Orwell’s book, in which protagonist Winston Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a “reduced” language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party.

We conservatives are “unpersons” to the MSM liberals. But we still have a voice. We need to continue to use it.


Phx. VA chief on leave during death investigations

May 2, 2014

Shocking revelations of gross criminal negligence should lead to firings and charges

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki placed Phoenix VA Health Care System Director Sharon Helman, Associate Director Lance Robinson and a third employee on administrative leave amid charges that dozens of VA hospital patients may have died while awaiting medical treatment.

Shinseki released this statement of concern and announced the actions on Thursday. But this is how the Washington Examiner editorially described Shinseki the same day. 

Delays in providing appropriate treatment were purposely hidden as part of a complex cost-cutting scheme set up by Veterans Affairs managers. Their alleged goal was to hide the fact that between 1,400 and 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait up to 21 months to see a doctor, according to whistle-blowing retired top VA doctor, Samuel Foote, M.D.

U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs said staff investigators have evidence that the Phoenix VA Health Care System kept two sets of records to conceal prolonged waits for doctor appointments and treatment that patients were forced to endure. “It appears as though there could be as many as 40 veterans whose deaths could be related to delays in care,” Miller revealed.

To hide the fact that they were compelling sick veterans to wait indefensible months to see a doctor, Phoenix VA managers kept two separate lists. One was an official list sent to Washington that alleged progress in providing timely appointments. The second and secret one revealed the actual lengthy wait times. Dr. Foote says those records have been shredded.

Because the VA uses performance targets of reduced wait times to determine bonus levels,  Sharon Helman actually received nearly $10,000 in bonuses last year — despite knowing about the off-the-books list and defending its use to staff.


Crazed porn prof attacks teen pro-life activist

March 22, 2014

University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young, is facing criminal charges after a videotaped confrontation with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign, harassed and tussled with the 16-year-old girl. 

Miller-Young, whose faculty web page says she specializes in black cultural studies, pornography and sex work, claims she was “traumatized by the graphic imagery.”

Thrin Short, her older sister Joan, 21, and other young pro-life supporters are members of the Christian pro-life group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. They were holding signs and demonstrating in a free speech zone on the campus earlier this month when Miller-Young went berserk.

The professor was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. Read the police report courtesy of the Santa Barbara Independent newspaper.

This video of the assault and theft was made by the young victim.

The newspaper also has the full report, including a comment from the wordsmith lawyer representing Miller-Young, who called the pro-life supporters, “anti-choice.”


Thinking like a liberal: An impossible task for the rational

March 12, 2014

Trying to make sense of madness

As difficult as it is to imagine, far left activists in New York City spent last weekend protesting a $100 million donation to New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Groups as seemingly diverse as the New York State Nurses’ Association — which should be celebrating the creation of dozens of jobs for nurses and enhanced patient care — the NAACP New York State Conference and SEIU unionists protested the hospital’s plans to add an ambulatory care center, to be called the David H. Koch Center.

The new addition to the hospital is made possible by the beyond-generous donation from David Koch, one of the politically conservative, philanthropist Koch brothers who have, in recent years, been targeted by leftist politicians, activists and media elites.

Yet despite the fact that David Koch gave what is purportedly the largest donation in the hospital’s history, according to this report in the Washington Free Beacon, liberals are outraged that the hospital accepted his money.

Screeching activists, shouting about the Koch’s funding of a nonexistent “war on women’s reproductive rights” organized the protest on International Women’s Day.

Such bizarre workings of liberal minds are not unique to this irrational display.

Also in New York the war on parental choice in the education of their own children continues as radical Mayor Bill de Blasio’s unconscionable decision to rescind approval of high-performing charter schools has created havoc throughout the state resulting in multiple lawsuits from parents. But his outrageous actions have also attracted the wrath of the far left, who are suing de Blasio for not shutting down even more such schools.  DeBlasio’s educrat approved actions have forced mostly low income children back into substandard, under-performing government schools. The Daily Caller exposes de Blasio’s long-standing socialist ties.

Here in Arizona, where charter schools flourish and students benefit, the liberal daily newspaper runs editorials and Page One articles against the expansion of parental choice, through the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program.  Several bills are now advancing through the legislature which provide options that benefit families. The Arizona Republic calls them “divisive.”

 


AZ Republic’s hit pieces: Have you noticed a pattern?

March 4, 2014

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Conservatives repeatedly slammed, mischaracterized

It’s no secret the Arizona Republic is a leftward-lurching, agendized newspaper.  Most often the struggling daily concentrates its energies on promoting legalization of America’s illegal invaders and normalizing homosexuality. But superseding all else is its cause célèbre — advancing the Democrat party and its candidates.  It is via that method, after all, that the other issues move forward.

A couple of weeks ago a multi-page, fabricated exposé of Republican political consultant Sean Noble was Page One material. If disinterested readers skipped past it, they saw all that was needed to get the daily’s nefarious point across.  Accompanying his mega-size photo was the sinister title, “The Dark Money Man: Sean Noble, Koch cash and Politics.” 

Suddenly Noble transmogrified into evil personified. Despite the Republic’s usage of a ProPublica cut and paste smear passing as a “report”— actually containing nothing of substance, Noble didn’t  appear less than his name implies. What was missing was such disclosure from the Republic and the omission that ProPublica is a recipient of a massive funding stream from billionaire leftist George Soros with tentacles to radical Media Matters. Yet ProPublica innocently calls itself “an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.”

Hogwash.

On Sunday it was Cathi Herrod’s turn to be eviscerated. Herrod is the president of the conservative Center for Arizona Policy which promotes and defends the foundational values of life, marriage, family, and religious liberty. She is also an effective lobbyist for those issues. That makes her ripe for a barrage of attacks by the daily. Her above the fold, Page One portrayal was titled, “A Political Force Behind the Scenes; Activist wields influence on Ariz. Laws.”

Let’s hope so.

The newspaper is now shining its high beam distortion campaign on state Rep. John Kavanagh, (LD-8).The conservative lawmaker has been the subject of articles, columns and even an editorial which actually employed the word “Yuck” throughout — regarding his participation in a roast of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Kavanagh’s participation — he was one of several “roasters” —  at the  private dinner wrapping up the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix, is obviously the lynchpin.  The newspaper despises Arpaio. A banquet room full of his friends and admirers poking fun at him, would bring on teeth gnashing at the Republic. So now the well respected John Kavanagh is being savaged.

The leftist newspaper became emboldened after contributing to the bogus upheaval playing out in tandem with suspect redistricting that resulted in Russell Pearce’s loss of his district seat and the senate presidency. He was defeated by a one-termer, but that was of no consequence to the Republic.  They simply wanted Pearce, the architect of SB 1070, out.

Attorney General Tom Horne is now in the daily’s sights. While Superintendent of Public Instruction, he successfully fought the racist and anti-American MAS program in Tucson Unified School District. As Attorney General he has been a standout, but not one of their choosing. Conservative Horne urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Ninth Circuit ruling, arguing that Arizona has a right to deny Medicaid funding to abortion providers. Planned Parenthood is scheduled to receive more than $1.5 billion in Medicaid subsidies

What do Noble, Herrod, Arpaio, Kavanagh, Pearce and Horne all have in common? They are independent thinking, conservative Republicans, who don’t take their marching orders from the editorial board of the dying newspaper or the squishy party establishment elites, earning them attacks from the daily — which wants to see all of the top offices led by Democrats. When they endorse a Republican it will be a RINO or the weakest candidate, positioning the Democrat to win the general.

This isn’t rocket science.


Dem swagger embodies intolerance, unipartisanship

January 22, 2014

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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.

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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.


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