An important and instructive message
The pro-same sex marriage Arizona Republic crows over the now legal unions with blazing headlines, oversized photos and six pages of gushing splash. The Page One bold headline in oversized, all caps type face, blasts, “LAWFULLY WED.”
As bible-believing conservatives, Seeing Red AZ would more appropriately remove the first “L” in the headline. But as realists in these times of political correctness, elevation of contrived “victimization” status to respectability, and liberal federal courts with unelected judges, overturning the will of the voting citizens in state after state, it was clear this was bound to happen.
Arizona Attorney Tom Horne, who has fought to defend traditional marriage, issued this press release regarding the Federal District Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rulings against Arizona. He notes the United States Supreme Court’s unwillingness to accept review in the case of three other circuits in essentially identical circumstances. There is an additional section providing background at the end of the press release. The Attorney General’s Office filed a brief on October 16, advising the court that the Latta decision is not yet considered final under Ninth Circuit case law, and requesting that Judge John Sedwick refrain from issuing any ruling based on Latta until it becomes final. Despite the Arizona Attorney General’s request, U.S. District Court Judge Sedwick issued an order and injunction declaring Arizona’s traditional marriage laws unconstitutional and prohibiting Arizona officials from enforcing the Arizona laws that ban marriage between persons of the same sex
During his 2008 presidential campaign Barack Obama made many promises to various constituencies of the Democrat Party, including the gay/lesbian lobby. Repeal of the 1996 Defense Of Marriage Act was on his “to do” list, and the divided court complied by gutting key sections in 2013. He also called for a law to extend various benefits to domestic partners, which was initially the foundation of the “marriage” effort. Dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia wrote. “I promise you this: The only thing that will ‘confine’ the court’s holding is its sense of what it can get away with.”
Last year, even Pope Francis, who represents the Roman Catholic Church to millions worldwide, and is not legally bound by the heavy hand of liberal, agendized federal courts, disappointingly took the path of least resistance, rhetorically asking, “Who am I to judge?” The answer was, of course, “You’re the Pope, for God‘s sake!”
We live in times our nation’s Founders could never have envisioned.
Puny Harry Reid’s bodyguard physically attacks reporter
Journalist Jason Mattera was recently pinned to the wall by one of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s goons.
Mattera, exercising his Constitutionally guaranteed First Amendment rights, is the author of “Crapitalism.”
Reid, 74, a far leftist from Nevada, did not respond to repeated questions from CNSNews.com about whether American citizens who try to ask him a question in the Capitol hallway should be physically barred from doing so by Capitol Police —- as happened when reporter Mattera introduced himself, shook Reid’s hand, and asked him a question about how he became a millionaire on a government salary. Reid’s been at the public trough since 1969.
Read the full report.
Felony & misdemeanor charges filed against Sen. Jeff Flake’s son Austin, wife Logan and her parents
Four long months after the heat-related, suffocation deaths of nearly two dozen dogs at a Gilbert kennel, the owners and caretakers have been charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor counts. An indictment was handed down Wednesday by a Maricopa County Grand Jury.
The Grand Jury should be commended for diligently considering the evidence and doing the job it was impaneled to do —- conducting its business, without regard to politics.
Todd Hughes the owner of the boarding facility, has been a bad actor throughout this despicable saga, lying about the number of dogs involved and initially claiming they merely ran away. The story was later changed to cast blame on the dogs themselves by alleging one or more of the pets chewed through the air conditioning wiring. Hughes and his wife MaLeisa were vacationing out-of-state and left their daughter Logan, and son-in-law Austin, to oversee the care of the pets.
When the Flakes’ returned to the kennel the next day and witnessed the horrific scene, they callously hosed down the dying dogs in a crude attempt to cool them. The carcasses of the dogs were then piled in a storage shed. No professional veterinarians were called to help.
The dogs sweltered to death, packed together in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning, and without food or water provided for them.
After deputies responded to a call the morning of June 21, 2014, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office launched an extensive investigation and submitted its findings to the County Attorney’s Office on August 27, 2014. This is Montgomery’s Sept. 10, follow-up press conference. (Courtesy of KTVK-TV3)
The indictment charges Todd and MaLeisa Hughes with 22 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, and one felony count of fraudulent schemes and artifices. Austin and Logan Flake are each charged with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.
A hearing for the four defendants is scheduled Oct. 23, 2014.
Seeing Red AZ has covered the deaths of the pets in these posts:
Sept. 29, 2014: Still awaiting Montgomery’s Flake decision
Sept. 19, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place
Some of the remaining readers of the far left daily newspaper have questioned the rationale for the endorsement of a Republican for governor of Arizona
A Republican, you say?
To respond to their dismay, the newspaper hauled out the opinions editor Robert Ledger to engage in a Q & A on this gut-wrenching topic causing more than a bit of angst among the liberals who still shell out too much for a daily infusion of leftist bias.
Taking time away from the relentless promotion of same-sex marriage and amnesty for America’s illegal invaders, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) sends out its call for reshaping the state via its endorsements
It’s been a difficult dry period for liberals. All state offices and the majority of the 90 members of the state legislature are Republicans. The Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Corporation Commissioners were entrusted to Republicans by the voters of the state of Arizona. Maricopa County, the fourth most populous county in the United States, also boasts a lineup of Republican elected officials.
Now like the answer to a prayer of Biblical proportions, all of the statewide offices are up for grabs. The editorial board is in a state of disbelief that such monumental good fortune is playing out before their very eyes. In response, they have endorsed Democrat retread Samuel Pearson “Terry” Goddard, III for Secretary of State —- an inconsequential post that has frequently been a direct ascension route to the governor’s office.
Felecia Rotellini, another liberal, is the newspaper’s pick for Attorney General. The Treasurer’s Office was won by default by the Republican, since Democrats —- self acknowledged bad money managers —- didn’t bother to field a candidate in that race. In the race for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, the daily pushes Common Core proponent, David Garcia and they advise “splitting the ticket” for the two vacant seats on the Corporation Commission.
In congressional races with challengers, the newspaper endorses the marginal Ann Kirkpatrick (Dem. CD-1), and fawns over openly bisexual self-proclaimed atheist and radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema (Dem. CD-9), calling her “a force of nature.” Hispanic Republican Gabby Saucedo Mercer, (CD-3) a splendid choice to take out extremist Raul Grijalva, goes unmentioned.
The editorial board recommends Republican Air Force Col. Martha McSally (ret.) over incumbent Democrat Rep. Ron Barber in CD-2. The newspaper compliments her “impressive grasp of foreign policy.”
So the daily’s support of Doug Ducey?
It’s a no-brainer. Democrat Fred Duval is so problematic even the far left Arizona Republic realizes his potential to be a drag on the rest of the ticket. Besides, Ducey carries enough McEstablishment endorsers to make him palatable.
News from the U. S. Department of Defense regarding the deadly Ebola virus sparks major concerns as Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, makes grim predictions. Kelly says the Ebola virus will not be contained in West Africa, and if infected people flee those countries and spread the disease to Central and South America, it could cause “mass migration into the United States” of those seeking treatment.
“If the disease gets to countries like Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador, it will cause a panic and people will flee the region,” Gen. Kelly said last week in remarks to the National Defense University. “They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will try to get to the United States for treatment.
Yet Barack Obama assures us the chances of an Ebola outbreak in U.S. are extremely low (video).
Juxtapose General Kelly’s concerns against the blasé attitude of California’s radical leftist senior Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 81. She recently wrote this commentary, for the San Diego Union Tribune, in which she unequivocally declared the border secure, saying thoughts to the contrary were based on “false fears.”
“The bottom line” she asserts, “is that the southern border is more secure than ever.” Feinstein assures readers that time has come to pass “immigration reform,“ —- more accurately known as amnesty —- deceitfully claiming “the border security package included in the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration reform bill would further lock it down.” She offers empty assurances that a pending bill addresses “border security.”
It does not.
As a case in point, Judicial Watch’s Corruption Chronicles confirms the fact that 4 ISIS terrorists have been captured on the border as they recently entered Texas via Mexico. How many have passed through undetected is anyone’s guess.
Seeing Red AZ posted “Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns,” in 2011. It includes a link to a disturbing newscast from ABC 10 News in San Diego, which should have sounded the alarm, but didn’t.
Turkey, integral to Obama’s “broad coalition” is now disputing his claim it will let U.S. aircraft fly from an American base into Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS. The Muslim country’s Istanbul University has become a haven for the terrorist group.
Still, Obama, Feinstein, Harry Reid and liberals of their ilk who care more about expanding the Democrat base than the safety and security of America’s citizens, continue to be reelected. They are joined by long-in-the-tooth, establishment RINOs epitomized by John McCain, in D.C. over well over three decades, and “shortimer” Jeff Flake, first elected in 2000. Voting for amnesty supporters is voting against our country’s best interests. Think about that as you mark your ballots.
Ten days ago, the Arizona Republic’s tabloid style insert ran an ironic cover report titled, “No VIP treatment” detailing the handling of arrested “celebrities” in Phoenix. It continues to a jump page which boldly declares, “No one is a celebrity in handcuffs.”
The list details the arrests of actors, a fitness guru, athletes and musicians.
Missing is any mention of relatives of politicians.
Also MIA is the usually loquacious Maricopa County Attorney, Bill Montgomery.
After a lengthy and intense investigation —- even consulting with out-of-state experts, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office recommended criminal prosecution on 23 felony animal neglect charges against Todd and MaLeisa Hughes and their daughter and son-n-law Logan and Austin Flake. The Hughes’ were on vacation leaving the incompetent Flake’s as caretakers at the Green Acre kennel where nearly two dozen dogs died agonizing deaths, suffocating in the small, steamy utility room in which they were crammed together without food, water or cool air in the scorching heat of June 21.
Frustrated pet owners and the Valley community are weary of the stalling tactics, as County Attorney Bill Montgomery tries his damnedest to obfuscate, deflect and, yes, figure out a method to ditch this political albatross altogether.
Bringing charges against Sen. Jeff Flake’s son, daughter-in-law and her parents, does not fit into Montgomery’s long-range career goals.
Meanwhile, the preventable deaths which the family initially lied about, occurred months ago and not a word has been heard on the subject from Montgomery since his insulting press conference where he noted that the dead dogs “weren’t 23 children,” after all.
On Sept. 10, Montgomery said it would take a “couple of weeks” for him to come to a decision regarding whether there was sufficient evidence to file charges in the case. Since he’s made numerous endorsements this election cycle, the fallout of his decision could have negative blowback on the hapless candidates he’s thrown his support behind. It would not be surprising if that consideration looms large as the motive for his inertia.
Montgomery has sent the investigative report back to the sheriff’s office. In the meantime, he’s hoping we’ve all developed cases of amnesia.
Few political observers will forget how the self-promoting Montgomery displayed his vile penchant for derision as he turned his back on his former benefactor Joe Arpaio, insulting the man who helped him fundraise during his campaign for Maricopa County Attorney. County Supervisor Don Stapley, hardly a paragon of virtue himself, had the presence of mind to tape record Montgomery as he was more than willing to insult the sheriff* while pimping himself for an interim appointment to the county attorney post that was never in the cards.
It’s time for Bill Montgomery to proceed with this case. As much as he might wish otherwise, an amnesia epidemic has not overtaken the Valley.
* H/T Phoenix New Times