Obama’s skewed priorities: African Ebola, Muslim refuges take precedence

September 16, 2014

U.S. vulnerability of no consequence to Obama

In the midst of terrorist threats on American soil by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists, Barack Obama is assigning 3,000 U.S. military personnel and more than $500 million —- drawn from funding normally used for defense efforts —- to west Africa to deal with the Ebola crisis.

Calling this a “national security priority,” he says he is responding to appeals from Africa to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the deadly virus that has reportedly claimed 2,200 lives in the region The U.S. has already spent more than $100 million responding to the outbreak

Most American taxpaying citizens would likely agree that our own “national security” priorities should take center stage.

Obama is taking these unprecedented actions despite reports of ISIS terrorists preparing to carry out attacks on Times Square and the Las Vegas strip and our porous southern border being a pipeline for any comers who intend harm to our country. Could it be any more clear that  American citizens who should be secure in their cities take second place to Obama?

So far a few hundred U.S. military “advisors’ have been assigned to fight terrorism in Iraq.

To fuel our internal crisis, WND reports that displaced Syrians will likely make up the next big wave of Muslim refugees joining approximately 250,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States.

Earlier this year, the State Department moved to ease the rules that protect the U.S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations. The rules were seen as “too strict” by the refugee-resettlement groups that lobby Congress and the administration continuously to let in more Muslims from the war-torn Middle East.

“The  UNHCR  just this year started referring Syrian refugees to the United States for processing,” said the dull-witted Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State at this Sept. 4 press briefing. “Obviously, we have several thousand in the pipeline, and that number will continue to go up,” Harf said.  For those wondering what the acronym stands for, it’s “United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.”

Yes. Under the Obama administration, we are now taking our immigration marching orders from the United Nations.

 Obama’s claim of a “broad coalition” of support to deal with ISIS terrorists in a war he refuses to call a war, is outed as “non-existent” in this contemptuous front page analysis in the New York Times. Breitbart has additional, in-depth information.


AZ Republic: Single pronoun reveals homosexual agenda

September 16, 2014

The trickery engaged in by the propaganda pushers at the state’s agenda-driven, radically left-leaning newspaper has morphed into a full-fledged art form.  We’ve often pointed out the dual issues focused on by the increasingly diminished crew at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). Ever more intensified arguments on behalf of same-sex and amnesty issues leap to the forefront as actual reporting is infused with editorializing.

A case in point? The sly efforts to normalize homosexuality have reached epic proportions in the news coverage of David Trujillo, 27, a former Ahwatukee Foothills high school dance instructor.  For his egregious acts of sexual abuse of a minor in his charge, Trujillo was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and lifetime probation in connection with a “sexual relationship” he had with a student.

The report written by Tyler Fingert, a student at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Republic “Breaking News Reporter,” uses the term “sexual relationship,” which implies consent — something minors legally cannot give.

Trujillo pleaded guilty in July to two counts of sexual conduct with the student and received what amounted to a judicial slap on the wrist. Contrast the double standard sentence meted out in 1985 to ‘Teacher of the Year’ Ken Lamberton —- then a Mesa science teacher. 

The eight paragraph news report of this betrayal of trust as a sexual pervert in a position of authority preys on a youthful student, takes the reader to the second to last sentence to divulge the underage victim’s gender by use of the pronoun “he.”

Tyler Fingert’s obviously a quick learner. What a shame the newspaper is unlikely to exist by the time he needs a paycheck to facilitate his life as an adult.


AZ GOP candidates join Dem’s feigned outrage, Pearce resigns

September 15, 2014

Conservative icon Russell Pearce, Arizona’s former Senate President, knows all too well what it’s like to be at the center of controversy. Now as a  radio talk show host he has once again energized the left with comments he made on his popular Saturday evening KKNT 960-AM radio program, The Russell Pearce Show, which provides a forum for Republican candidates and expression.

The brouhaha grew from the expected ire of state Democrat Party Executive Director DJ Quinlan to include pilers-on from within the Republican Party as they struggle to distance themselves from his comments and secure Independent votes in the upcoming General Election.

First out of the hatch to join the Dems was Mark Brnovich candidate for Attorney General. Pearce endorsed his incumbent, primary opponent. Brnovich jumped at the opportunity to issue a statement saying Pearce’s remarks “are unrepresentative of the Republican Party I know. The notion that government would force sterilization upon anyone is counter to everything I believe about individual liberty and contrary to the founding principles of a free nation,” adding, “comments that demean the plight of the poor, including women in the dual role of mother and economic provider, are not conservative; they’re cruel. And I reject them.”

So what has caused the uproar that united some statewide Republican candidates (named in this Arizona Republic article) to join with the Democrats in denouncing the conservative leader? He is reputed to have said, “You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.”  He did not call for state-imposed sterilization.

Pearce was elected to a two-year term as First Vice Chair of the AZ Republican Party by a wide margin of state committeemen at their January 2012 meeting, carrying the strong endorsement of then-State Party Chairman, Tom Morrissey. 

Now the current party chairman Robert Graham has accepted Pearce’s conciliatory resignation tendered late last night in this statement:

“As an unapologetic conservative, I’ve stood up for the rule of law and our constitutional freedoms. I love this great Republic, and have loved serving Arizona and my service with the Republican party. Recently on my radio show there was a discussion about the abuses to our welfare system. I shared comments written by someone else and failed to attribute them to the author. This was a mistake. This mistake has been taken by the media and the left and used to hurt our Republican candidates. 

I do not want the progressive left and the media to try to take a misstatement from my show and use it to attack our candidates. I care about the Republican party and its conservative platform too much to let them do that. Yet I have to recognize that hosting a radio show and the nature of the debates that we have had and will continue to have are incompatible with what our Party needs from its leadership team. For that reason, I am submitting my resignation as a Vice Chairman of the Republican Party. I will never back down from standing up for what I believe in and I will continue to fight for the principles that our founding generation risked their lives for. But I have no intention of being used as a distraction by the Democrats looking to escape responsibility for their failed policies. It is time to return the focus to where it belongs, and that is the direction that our state and country should be headed towards. Let’s get back to winning in November!”

The Honorable Russell Pearce, who has endured slings and arrows before, resigns rather than allow Republican statewide candidates to fail. The rest of us should keep our eyes on the ball, as First Amendment rights ensuring freedom of speech are being curtailed. Some Republican candidates who should be upholding them are joining with the most liberal elements to misconstrue and constrain them.


Maher v. Charlie Rose: Claiming Islam is like other religions naive, wrong

September 14, 2014

Atheists Bill Maher, Charlie Rose debate “moderate” Islam; Maher defends Christianity

“Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you leave the Christian religion, you should be killed for it. Vast numbers of Christians do not treat women as second-class citizens. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you draw a picture of Jesus Christ you should get killed for it.”

Bill Maher clashed with Charlie Rose over Islam during an appearance on Rose’s Bloomberg Television program this week. Maher, the host of Real Time on HBO, scoffed at Rose’s numerous attempts to link Islam to Christianity and to try to disavow radical Muslims as representatives of the religion. Rose contended numerous times that “moderate Muslims” do not approve of the actions of radical groups like ISIS. Maher noted Muslims when polled overwhelmingly agree with ideas like killing those who leave Islam and stoning adulters. Rose said the Koran does not teach Muslims to do “these kind of things.” The following is a transcript of their conversation courtesy of Real Clear Politics:

BILL MAHER: I saw Howard Dean on TV the other day and he said something along the order, he said the people in ISIS….he said I’m about as Islamic as they are, you know, distancing the vast numbers of Islamic people around the world from them. That’s just not true.

CHARLIE ROSE: It is true.

MAHER: It is not true, Charlie. There is a connecting tissue between…. 

ROSE: Behind every Muslim is a future member of some radical?

MAHER: Let me finish.

ROSE: I was doing that. 

MAHER: There are illiberal beliefs that are held by vast numbers of Muslim people that….

ROSE: A vast number of Christians too.

MAHER: No, that’s not true. Not true. Vast numbers of Christians do not believe that if you leave the Christian religion you should be killed for it. Vast numbers of Christians do not treat women as second class citizens. Vast numbers of Christians….

ROSE: I agree with that….

MAHER: ….do not believe if you draw a picture of Jesus Christ you should get killed for it. So yes, does ISIS do Khmer Rouge-like activities where they just kill people indiscriminately who aren’t just like them? Yes. And would most Muslim people in the world do that or condone that? No.

ROSE: No.

MAHER: But most Muslim people in the world do condone violence just for what you think. 

ROSE: How do you know that?

MAHER: They do. First of all they say it. They shout it.

ROSE: Vast majorities of Muslims say that?

MAHER: Absolutely. There was a Pew poll in Egypt done a few years ago — 82% said, I think, stoning is the appropriate punishment for adultery. Over 80% thought death was the appropriate punishment for leaving the Muslim religion. I’m sure you know these things. 

ROSE: Well I do. But I don’t believe….

MAHER: So to claim that this religion is like other religions is just naive and plain wrong. It is not like other religious. The New York Times pointed out in an op-ed* a couple of weeks ago that in Saudi Arabia just since August 4th, they think it was, they have beheaded 19 people. Most for non-violent crimes including homosexuality. 

ROSE: I know that they cut the hands off the thief.

MAHER: Right, okay, so we’re upset that ISIS is beheading people which we should be upset about but Saudi Arabia does it and they’re our good friends because they have oil. Okay. But they do it too. This is the center of the religion. I’m not saying….

ROSE: But they’re now fighting against ISIS too. They’re joining us in the fight. As is the Emirates. As is Jordan. They are all Muslim countries.

MAHER: Well, they are both fighting ISIS and they are for ISIS.

ROSE: Well, it’s not the government. I mean, some of them….

MAHER: Certainly the governments.

 ROSE: It’s a bit like today about Qatar. The big story today in The New York Times about Qatar. And some guy there is supporting, who is a Muslim….

MAHER: But I mean in Mecca where infidels, non-Muslims, are not even allowed in the holy parts of the city. I mean, right there, we don’t have that example in other religions. They do behead people. Now if they were beheading people in Vatican City, which is the equivalent of Mecca, don’t you think there would be a bigger outcry about it? So this is the soft bigotry of low expectations with Muslim people. When they do crazy things and believe crazy things, somehow it’s not talked about nearly as much. 

ROSE: Would you come to the table and debate this with a moderate Muslim?

MAHER: Find one, yes. Find one.

ROSE: I promise you I’ll find one.

MAHER: Find a Muslim…. 

ROSE: I do believe that what we see with ISIS is not representative of….

MAHER: As I said, connecting tissue. 

ROSE: ….not representative of the Islamic religion. I don’t think the Koran teaches them to do these kinds of things. 

MAHER: Well you’re wrong about that. The Koran absolutely has on every page stuff that’s horrible about how the infidels should be treated. But for example again ISIS says that they should perform genital mutilation on all women 11-46. Would most Muslims agree with that? No. Or carry it out? No. 

But as Ayaan Hirsi Ali points out, she says….

ROSE: I wouldn’t expect for her to…. 

MAHER: And she would know better than….

ROSE: Exactly.

MAHER: But can we really say….

ROSE: She’s been a victim.

MAHER: ….women are treated equally in the Muslim world? I mean, their testimony in court is very often counted as half. They need permission to leave the house in some places. 

ROSE: But a lot of moderate Muslims would say in fact one of the things that we need to modernize is the idea of the way we treat women. 

MAHER: But in this country, if you just use the wrong word about women, they go nuts. And all these other countries…

ROSE: As they should. 

MAHER: ….they’re doing things like making them wear burqas and I hear liberals say things like, ‘they want to.’ They want to. They’ve been brainwashed. It’s like saying a street walker wants to do that.

 H/T Real Clear Politics

 *New York Times August 22, 2014 op-ed “Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism,“ by Ed Husain in which he wrote “Just since Aug. 4, 19 people have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia, nearly half for nonviolent crimes.”


AZ Republic heading for last roundup

September 13, 2014

Still trying to scalp readers as it rides off to the sunset

Raw evidence that the carcass of the extreme leftwing Arizona Republic is heaving its last breaths comes by way of the news of further pink slips amid what is cunningly referred to as “operational streamlining” involving approximately a dozen positions —- this time.

Newsroom positions will be renamed and employees will be subject to the humiliation of reapplying for their current jobs. As new hires, benefits will likely be delayed until a probationary period has passed, factoring in a cost savings to the newspaper and leaving any “rehired” employees in limbo.

The failing newspaper, rife with seemingly endless layoffs, cutbacks and increasing reliance on students from ASU’s liberal Cronkite School of Journalism, recently informed nearly two dozen community reporters they would need to work from their laptops at Starbucks and McDonald’s — which supply free WiFi — and consider their cars to be their offices.

As the newspaper’s brass pushes its reporters onto the streets, the subscription rates have just skyrocketed nearly ten dollars a month. Quite a deal if you enjoy having your intelligence routinely insulted and being relentlessly deluged with open borders and same sex issues.

Given its propensities, the future of the local Gannett holding has grown ever more bleak. We recently noted the “separation” of fading print assets from its broadcast and digital businesses. Gannett, which operates 82 daily publications including USA Today, is the parent company of that fattening agent of the anorexic pages of the Arizona Republic —- often referred to on this site as the Periódico de la República de Arizona, for its relentless pro-amnesty positions. It also owns KPNX-TV 12, the NBC affiliate in Phoenix. The mirror-image local entities have been housed in the same building since 2010.

Jim Romenesko details Gannett’s 16 job descriptions and salary ranges under the “Newsroom of the Future” parameter.  He writes, “each newsroom employee at each Gannett property must be in one of these positions. They are all digital-centric and aligned with Gannett’s new “Picasso” initiative, in which journalism is driven solely by metrics and journalists are expected to be marketers and ‘community connectors.’”

Unbiased reporting doesn’t exist at the Arizona Republic. The entire newspaper reeks editorial content. If you’re actually seeking untainted news, you’ve gone to the wrong place. And now you’ll have to shell out close to ten more bills each month for the insult.


Frustration abounds in LD 28 as RINOs reign

September 12, 2014

The following message was sent to Legislative District 28 Chairman Scott O’Connor by Tom Mason, a decades-long precinct committeeman. It was also copied to AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham and Maricopa County Chairman A.J. La Faro. This district has been the longtime home to John McCain, Jon Kyl and their establishment operatives, who preach the deceptive message of “unity,” which actually translates to promoting the liberal theme of the Democrats.

Scott,

I attended my last district 28 meeting as an elected PC this past Tuesday. Interesting that you would greet me and Sally Geyer as we approached the sign-in table with “here’s two faces I don’t recognize – are you two new PCs”? Sally and I have been PCs for over 20 years. Sally has been the PC captain in Kaibab Precinct for 18 years with exception of the past two where I was the captain. Actually, I was appointed by you because none of the (I was assured I wouldn’t have to do anything) PCs in Kaibab would take the position. As a side note, of the ten elected PCs in Kaibab, I believe we were the only two present at Tuesday’s meeting.

I would have extended my congratulations to District 28 PCs Kathy Petsas, Jane, Ann and Bob Lynch on whatever efforts they may have put forth in electing “closet democrats” (aka RINOs) to replace Conservative Republican PCs. But I didn’t want to disillusion Shawnna Bolick (candidate for State Representative in 28) or Wendy Rogers (congressional candidate in CD 9) who were both in attendance and are counting on Republican PCs to get out the GOP base. In my precinct of Kaibab newly elected PC Marci Farnsworth has an Eric Meyer (current democrat representative for Dist.28) sign in her front yard and PC Susan Charlton and her husband Paul are Co-Chairs of democrat Fred DuVal’s gubernatorial campaign committee.

While democrats are busy “fundamentally” changing the United States of America into a socialist nation it struck me as rather odd you, who are never reluctant to take on a GOP office holder or call someone out during a meeting, would not have publicly chastised PCs Charlton and Farnsworth and/or called for their resignations as Republican Precinct Committeemen.

This may come as a surprise to you but I assure you Fred DuVal, Felecia Rotellini, Terry Goddard and Eric Meyer aren’t the least bit surprised with their good fortune; because all the aforementioned District 28 PCs could easily fall under the “usual suspects” category when it comes to helping democrats get elected to public office.

The democrat’s mantra for this year’s election cycle is “It doesn’t matter what party you belong to”. Unfortunately, we have PCs who are misguidedly playing into the democrat’s hands. I have always maintained these special interest non-principled political campaign strategists and lobbyists would eventually infiltrate and destroy our political party structure.

Scott, unless you too believe in “bi-partisan” party structure, you need to get a handle on these PCs before we lose our state to the special interests that prey upon the naive and uninformed.

Tom Mason

District 28 Kaibab PC

Seeing Red AZ has previously written about RINO attempts to takeover this once solidly conservative district. Here are a few:

Jan. 10, 2014:  Prayer controversy escalates in LD 28 & UPDATES

June 15, 2013:  Laurie Roberts champions GOP traitors & update

May 18, 2013:  Reagan, O’Connor: Liberal elites masquerade as Republicans

Dec. 22, 2012:  RINO Kathy Petsas aids Dem fundraising machine

Nov. 29, 2012:  Conservatives targeted in LD 28

Aug. 17, 2012:  Snake oil salesman Jon Kyl undermines conservatives

July 25, 2012:  Kooky newspaper on DeKook toot

July 6, 2012:   Dist. 28 (formerly 11) recertifies its RINO status Update: O’Connor responds

March 18, 2001: Meet Arizona’s Benedict Arnolds Adam Driggs LD 11, now LD 28

Oct. 8, 2010:    Political comedy: Grant Woods plays the clown, loses vote

Sept. 24, 2010: Grant Woods leads RINOs for Rotellini


Jeff Flake, NM Dem: Senate Refugees from Reality

September 12, 2014

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“Bipartisanship” convenient ruse as Sens. Jeff Flake, Martin Heinrich ask Discovery to feature them in reality show

Initially, it appeared to be an absurdity too foolish to consider authentic, but when narcissistic Jeff Flake is involved, the absurd becomes commonplace, so it begged a second look.

In the midst of a massive illegal invasion of our homeland, raging global turmoil, gruesome beheadings of American journalists by depraved radical Islamic terrorists who are also issuing threats against major cities in the United States, it would appear that U.S. Senators would have more to do than head to a deserted island to preen before cameras. It’s been widely reported that our porous southern border is a major portal for those intending harm to this country. Yet Republicrat Flake and leftist Martin Heinrich, both border state senators, have been outspoken amnesty supporters who bear responsibility for the sieve-like border. Flake momentarily veers right when campaigning, but swings back to open-border mode immediately after election day.

Odd that these senators conveniently take a self-promoting hike, when the going they aid and abet, gets tough.

Arizonans have previously witnessed these preening antics with Jeff Flake. The perennially smirking guy with a propensity for bleaching his locks and sending shirtless pics of himself, is no stranger to deserted islands. He’s made a sideline of chronicling his egotistical high jinx.

Senators Flake and Heinrich released this bizarre statement regarding their self-serving venture: “Both of us know just how frustrated people are with Washington right now. We can both attest that no one is more frustrated than those of us trying to get things done in this environment. We recognize how difficult it can be to cut through the partisanship. So we decided to do something completely out of the ordinary and frankly a little extreme to show the world and our colleagues that even if you have serious differences, if you want to survive you have to work together.”

According to Entertainment Weekly’s promo of the show, “Rival Survival,” the duo “were dropped on the island of Eru, Marshall Islands. Using only limited resources and their wits, the pair must work together in a harsh environment as they attempt to spear fish, build shelter and find enough water to survive for one week.”

Clever contrivance, but isn’t there real work to be done? American citizens deserve more for that $174,000 base salary (not including benefits, allowances and perks) we’re paying you.  Try talking to us instead of catching crabs.


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