Maricopa County ballot audit front-burnered by White House

May 9, 2021

If you were under the misguided impression the Maricopa County election audit isn’t a concern to the Biden administration, be sure to read Breitbart News’ coverage of  the deep angst emanating from the White House as the matter is prioritized.

Headlined, “Biden Chief of Staff’s Daughter Asked DOJ to Deploy Federal Monitors for Arizona Audit,” it discloses the high degree of relevancy the audit carries, since Maricopa County pushed reliably red Arizona into the blue category, giving Biden the surge he desperately needed.

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone — a Democrat more focused on politics than law enforcement — whose anti-Sheriff Joe Arpaio campaigns were beneficiaries of $millions in funding from Socialist billionaire George Soros, has jumped into the fray. He fantastically asserts that the audit is “mind-numbingly reckless and irresponsible.” He also leveled unfounded charges that the audit put the sheriff’s office “at risk” based on contrived situations that have no basis in reality.

Penzone is doing his job, but it’s not insuring the safety of the citizens of Maricopa County. A press release headlined, “Sheriff Penzone to Join the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice,” deceptively omits the name of the president, but the date discloses it was Joe Biden.

Is AZ AG Brnovich gearing into campaign mode?

May 8, 2021

Unmistakably sounding like a candidate, Arizona’s term-limited Attorney General Mark Brnovich emphatically stated in this May 7, 2021 press release, “It is illegal and unconscionable for the federal government to force the release of dangerous criminals into Arizona communities when they are required to be deported by statute. Upholding the rule of law and preserving public safety must always come before any political or special interest group agendas.”

In a border state bearing the brunt of Joe Biden’s politically motivated, lenient policies, this is a winning issue. Biden appointed VP Kamala Harris to head up the border crisis investigation on March 24, but she has yet to visit the southern border and laughingly dismisses the topic  (video) when questioned by a reporter.

Brnovich has not been complacent regarding Biden’s border leniency. On February 3, 2021, within a month of Biden’s inauguration, AG Brnovich filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and federal officials over its new administration’s flagrant policy to halt nearly all deportations for 100 days. The Attorney General’s Office, alleging the new policy violates federal law and Arizona’s existing agreement with DHS requested a ruling from the U.S. District Court in Arizona. Federal Judge Susan Bolton denied the request, as reported by the Arizona Mirror.

With a likely under-reported*171,000 illegal aliens having surged through our sovereign Southwest border in March — including “more than 18,800 unaccompanied minors” and “more than 53,000” adults traveling with children — the crisis is explosive.

Despite his actions Brnovich has some fence mending to do with the Trump-supporting Republican base. He stepped out early, before the presidential ballot count was completed, telling Fox Business host Neil Cavuto, “It does appear that Joe Biden will win Arizona, there is no evidence, there are no facts that would lead anyone to believe that the election results will change.” At that point the vote was 49.9% for President Trump and 49.39% for Joe Biden.

There were sufficient questions raised by the slim margin that a ballot recount is currently taking place in Maricopa County, the nation’s fourth most populous county

* It is the leftist Washington Post, after all.

Whiteness morphs into insidious crime, as students taught self hatred

May 7, 2021

Critical Race Theory is a term we hear bandied about with increasing frequency, invading not only our culture, but our schools. It is anything but benign. Its main objective is to alienate Americans from one another, cast blame, and instill guilt, while elevating some by blaming others through insidious indoctrination. Taking pride in our country is regarded as the purview of racism. Voices raised to defund the police have become de rigueur.

At its core is the word “theory,” which is not a fact based premise, but rather a conjecture based on hypotheticals.  AZ Senate Bill 1532 has been introduced to address these overreaches in classrooms.

The bill’s wording mirrors that of Idaho’s recently passed landmark legislation HB 377 (Dignity and Non-discrimination in Public Education) that was signed into law by Republican Gov. Brad Little. The Daily Wire headlines its report, “First In Nation: Idaho’s Republican Gov. Signs Bill Banning Critical Race Theory.” Arizona Gov. Ducey should do no less.

Victor Davis Hanson, a leading conservative historian has written, “Is Racism Moral Now?” posted on American Greatness. The left is attempting to silence us into submission. This is an important commentary that is definitely worth your time. As SRAZ has often reminded our readers, Knowledge is power. These are unprecedented times that require vigilance and solid responses to the deceptive madness that is endorsing repression as equality. Silence is acquiescence.

Anti-GOP desperation reaches a “slashing” zenith

May 6, 2021

Movie reviewer, with no movies to review, recommends cutting conservatism out of our lives

There’s no question Arizona’s radically left local newspaper is fighting for its life. To counter the fact that subscriptions are in the toilet after losing its building and repeatedly being on the auction block before finally being sold, it showcases its commitment to ethnic diversity hires, while giving a hostile thumbs down in opposition to diverse thought. Massive staff cutbacks are evident to even a casual reader as editor-deprived ASU Cronkite Journalism students take up the slack prior to being ready for prime time.  A columnist who died over three years ago reappears through his recycled columns, with the added bonus that he doesn’t require a salary. 

The latest attempt to save a buck is moving the movie critic into the political arena. Bill Goodykoontz has held on longer than cartoonist Steve Benson, who was unceremoniously kicked to the curb after decades when the failing newspaper could no longer afford the Pulitzer Prize winner.

It’s not a stretch to imagine Goodykoontz dutifully double masked as Biden and Fauci recommend. Though with no movies to review during the pandemic, he shows off his ambidextrous skills as he swings far left to grovel at the feet of job security, morphing from a reviewer to a venom spewing critic of conservatives. 

Not only does he attempt to decimate top-rated Fox News host Tucker Carlson, but like a foot stomping petulant child, he demands viewers, “Cut him out of your media diet entirely, even if you’re a fan.”  He also advocates cutting the My Pillow guy Mike Lindell out, “Like a vegan would red meat.” Why?  He’s a Trump supporter, which warrants not only silencing, but loss of your livelihood. “Vote with your remote,” hotshot Goodykoontz, the impostor who calls other people liars, advises.

You get where this is going.  See no conservatives, hear no conservatives and you’ll eventually lose your ability to comprehend or articulate conservative thought. The hope is you’ll be ignorant enough to actually buy the overpriced, leftist newspaper that pays Goodykoontz’ salary.

Mega McCain puts coarseness, ignorance on display

May 5, 2021

It came as a surprise to read that vacuous motor-mouth Mega McCain got something right. She is quoted as slamming a family as “old, archaic, and deeply irrelevant.” The description fit her late father who opportunistically ran as a Republican but colluded with democrats throughout his career. It is also an apt description of her Joe Biden-endorsing mother, beer heiress Cindy Lou Hensley McCain.

It turns out, however, the family she was describing wasn’t her own, but the British royal family. Her timing epitomizes her lack of class and empathy coming on the heels of the recent death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth II.

The chunky McCain also gave an insight into her diet choices, declaring she’d “rather eat a muddy tire” than watch Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla. Mega looks as though she’s been binging on them for years, likely with a heavy coating of calorie-rich dark chocolate.

Teachers unions, CDC unite in stalling school openings

May 4, 2021

The New York Post confirms what many have suspected regarding the collaboration between the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and its influence on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), relative to reopening America’s public schools. Reporter Jon Levine has written an outstanding exposé titled, “Powerful teachers union influenced CDC on school reopenings, emails show.”

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and AFT President Randi Weingarten are revealed as colluding influence peddlers, as the well-funded teachers union lobbied the Biden administration, which it supported as longstanding donors to national democrat candidates. 

Read the opening paragraph before you scroll thorough the contributions of the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers. The Center for Responsive Politics which details their contributions, notes that the unions give at least 94 percent of their $multimillion political contributions to democrats.

The dues paying educrat teachers, who are being paid for not teaching this year, are the same ones who went out on strike in Arizona and other states, abandoning over 840,000 Arizona students, in violation of their contractual agreements. They demanded and received a 20 percent pay increase for their part-time jobs from Gov. Doug Ducey, who caved after declaring he would not agree to their demands. They are also the ones who spend more time influencing American children than many parents do. Remember, self admitted Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders had strong primary election support from younger voters, who have no concept of the harsh realities of Socialism, as detailed by noted historian Lee Edwards, Ph.D.

AZ newspaper bows at diversity altar, rejects diversity of thought

May 3, 2021

Not only does the leftist lockstep, white self-flagellation madness never stop, but it has intensified. Under the headline declaring, “We’re urgently building a more diverse staff,” the Arizona Republic newspaper’s executive editor, Greg Burton pledges his commitment to ratios, ethnicity, skin pigmentation and whether we sit or stand in the bathroom — traits which are beyond our control — rather than quality. He crows:

“More than three-quarters of new hires over the past year have been journalists of color, and eight of 13 are women.

Our goal is to match a community that is 44% people of color. We’re not there yet, but we’re making progress, and doing so while hiring the most skilled and promising journalists on the job market.

In 2016, journalists of color made up 20% of The Republic’s staff. Next month, they’ll be 37% of the staff, up from 34% just nine months ago. Among managers, that number is 39%, up from 28% last August.”

At the Arizona Republic, hiring based on qualifications is a passé concept. In order to authentically report the news, diversity takes precedent. This insulting concept invalidates professionals in all walks of life. Having a degree that relates to your line of work is no longer paramount. To be considered a valuable employee it’s imperative you represent a specific ethnicity and have the proper amount of melanin in your skin pigment.

For all of Greg Burton’s slobbering over himself for the newspapers new diversity and inclusion hires, as the executive editor he egocentrically misuses the reflexive pronoun “myself” multiple times.

His grammatical blunders aside, the missing component from his commitment to diversity is the long overdue retirement submission of Greg Burton. He noticeably doesn’t fit the parameters he has set for the staff he oversees. He’s too white, middle-aged and he stands to urinate. These genetic defects over which he has no control still render him unacceptable.

When he was hired in 2018, Burton complemented his new workplace calling it, “a vibrant, healthy and successful newsroom,” but he quickly set about reconfiguring it. Subscriptions have fallen dramatically.

Chandler officer killed, Gilbert officer hospitalized, suspect in stolen car identified

May 2, 2021

As a memorial vigil was held Saturday evening for Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar intentionally hit by Jonathan Atland, who was driving a stolen vehicle, the Arizona Republic oddly placed quotation marks around two words in the the officer’s church bulletin notice stating the community prayed for the family of Farrar and honored “his sacrifice.”

Gilbert officer Rico Aranda remains hospitalized in critical condition due to acts of wanton criminality committed by the twenty-five-year-old Atland, who also attempted to run over three Pinal County officers and four DPS officers who shot at Atland during his crime spree at a Gilbert auto dealership. Atland will be charged with murder, aggravated assault and auto theft.

A comprehensive and updated report including photos of the officers and the suspect is available on Fox10, Phoenix. The Gilbert Digital Newsroom released this report.

These police officers, like countless other men and women across our state and nation, put their lives on the line each and every day they don their uniforms and go to work. The National Police Foundation has posted “A Hippocratic Oath for policing,” written by Sgt. Jeremiah P. Johnson, (bio follows oath) which is well worth your time.

The political left has become obsessive in its thrust to demonize law enforcement, calling for defunding and dismantling of our police agencies, replacing them with chaos. As an example, the website, For a World Without Police uses loaded language, placing law enforcement agencies into the context of enemies rather than defenders of peace. The three categories, The Problem, The Strategy and The Study Guide, should not be ignored.

None of us have previously encountered anything of this proportion intent on destroying our societal system based on living lawfully and respectably among one another. Games have rules and penalties. So do our daily lives. There are lines in the roadways, traffic lights and speed limits to keep us safe. In a perfect world, there would be no criminality. Humans are imperfect. Evil dwells among us in the form of murderers, thieves, pedophiles, arsonists and other criminals. And we now see that there are those who are intent on assuring its expansion rather than curtailment.

Complicated McFamily ties: Cindy McCain’s son-in-law is resolute conservative

May 1, 2021

Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, has become a conservative fixture on Fox News, and with his sterling credentials it’s not difficult to see why. He is clearly not a fan of Joe Biden, which moves Domenech into the territory of conservative rarified air.  One of his Twitter posts included this wise sentiment, “You can tell a man’s vices by his friends, his virtues by his enemies.”

How all of this aligns with his mother-in-law’s radically leftist politics has not been fully explored, but raises bright red speculation flags. Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship heiress Cindy Hensley McCain, widow of pro-amnesty for illegals Republicrat John McCain, was in the forefront of the Joe Biden campaign. Ben Domenech is married to Meghan McCain. The couple has an infant daughter, Liberty Sage McCain Domenech born Sept. 28, 2020.

Cindy, known to be a vacuous publicity hound who has hired a Hollywood speaker‘s bureau to promote her, initially won acclaim as Arizona Junior Rodeo Queen in 1968 and being named the best dressed in her high school class. As McCain’s wife she favored pricey St. John knits for their packability. Though she claims to be a Republican, Cindy McCain was a member of the advisory board of the Biden-Harris Transition Team. Hoping for relevance, she reported a non-existent interracial human trafficking crime to police and was forced to issue an apology.

This past January, she was censured by the Arizona Republican Party for her cross-party presidential endorsement. Cindy declared the reprimand a “badge of honor.” Her intra-party rebuke emulates that of her democrat-colluding husband, John McCain, who was also previously censured.

2020 Election audit: What’s the AZ Republic afraid of?

April 30, 2021

The seriously declining Arizona Republic newspaper devotes the majority of today’s front page to deprecating the state senate authorized and judicially approved audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 General Election audit that is currently in progress. Including five Page One photographs and a jump page, the intended to malign coverage is headlined “Tracking the Ninjas” and tries to undermine the legitimate audit with the prominent line: “Conspiracies, suspicions mix as ‘monitors’ on social media track Arizona election audit.”

Cyber Ninjas is the official name of the company hired by the Arizona Senate to conduct the audit of 2.1 million ballots. The audit, televised by nine separate cameras, can be viewed at

SRAZ covered the ongoing deceit earlier this week with, Maricopa County 2020 presidential ballot audit: Who do you believe? noting the newspaper‘s fake headline, “Arizona Senate audit gets off to shaky start, with rules finalized on the fly.”

This is the same open-border supporting, Trump-hating newspaper that admitted it lost massive numbers of subscribers (editorial admission removed) with its 2016 Hillary Clinton endorsement, while acknowledging her “flaws and serious missteps.” When reality hit, it vowed to end its longstanding endorsement policy that included lists of contenders for every statewide office as well as ballot propositions. This publicized new posture was a nothing more than a winking hoax. When biased articles and editorials malign Republicans and conservative issues on a daily basis, the need for lists of endorsements is eliminated.

Today’s edition actually has the audacity to print an editorial jointly written by democrat Gabby Giffords and the aptly named republicrat Jeff Flake, titled “Let’s give up bitter partisanship.”

Flake, mentored by Señor Juan McAmnesty, served a single senate term and left in disgrace after he could only muster a bottom-dragging 18% approval rating in his home state of Arizona.  He was reduced to gaining notoriety for writing meager checks to democrats and posting photos of his donations online, making a pathetic spectacle of himself.

The garbage liner passing itself off as a newspaper is epitomized by Phil Boas, the editorial page editor who led the daily assault on his own father-in-law, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio — who repeatedly won election as the unprecedented 6-four year term Maricopa County Sheriff.

The national blog Gateway Pundit, has more credibility on the audit than anything in the far-left agendized local newspaper. Today’s must-read edition is headlined:

EXCLUSIVE: The Carnival is Coming to Town! Suddenly Booked and Now Open Right Next to Where the Maricopa County Election Audit Is Taking Place.