New healthcare reform bill: Relying on McCain is a fool’s errand

September 22, 2017

AZ’s Senior Senator (ASS) remains too consumed with jealousy over Trump’s presidential victory to honorably function on behalf of those he’s supposed to represent

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) John McCain, 81, who with a dramatic thumbs down motion reminiscent of the Roman emperor Caligula denying mercy to a wounded gladiator in the arena, took time from his treatment for an  “aggressive malignant brain tumor” to cast the deciding vote, torpedoing Senate Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.  With his self-serving negative end of July action, in an obviously rehearsed betrayal, ASS afforded himself another opportunity to lob a jab at President Trump — though negatively affecting millions of Americans with his pettiness. In ASS’s bitter world, revenge takes center stage, regardless of the consequences. 

A new plan is on the table. Sens. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA) are prime co-sponsors of the proposal that would shift health-care spending currently earmarked for Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and health-care exchanges from the federal government to the states through a system of block grants. Graham-Cassidy would also eliminate the individual mandate, requiring people either carry insurance or pay a fine. Acquaint yourself with the legislation to reform health care and read the comments of supporters — all included here.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a longtime McCain ally, has announced he’s on-board with the plan, saying in a statement, “Graham-Cassidy is the best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Will it make any difference that Graham, McCain’s closest senate comrade, is a co-sponsor? Although McCain functions from his visceral core that is devoid of reason, Ducey is sending him a message to support this replacement effort that carries a Sept. 30 deadline for passage, when rules preventing a Democrat filibuster will expire.  Just as last time, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held up action awaiting McCain’s arrival in DC, every vote counts. It remains to be seen if ASS will revert to anti-Trump jealousy mode again and gum up the works. ASS is on record saying, he might “reluctantly” support the bill, although, to no one’s surprise, the Republicrat, self-anointed “maverick” prefers a “bipartisan” approach. 

Following Ducey’s announcement ASS said he was “still very frustrated” with the process and was “not ready to announce a decision to vote for it.”

Expect nothing from ‘Focus-On-Me’ McCain and you’ll never be disappointed.

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Amid gender lunacy, leftist dad screws with kindergartner’s mind

September 21, 2017

Before Olympic gold metal-winning decathlete Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn in the summer of 2015, the term “transgender” was an unfamiliar one. It was boldly introduced with a Vanity Fair magazine cover of a sultry Jenner, the father of four and step-father of four others, in a white, form-fitting swim suit. Dark, shoulder hugging tresses and professionally applied makeup caused Americans to do a double take scanning the magazines in the check out line. The photo was captioned “Call me Caitlyn.” Jenner was 65 at the time.

Over the past couple of years, the words ‘transition’ and ‘gender fluidity’ have been debuted by the LGBTQ community  If that acronym is unfamiliar, count yourself as antiquated.

In the wake of this “awakening,” pronoun police emerged, demanding an end to personal pronouns denoting gender.  ‘He’ and ‘she’ are doomed to extinction, replaced with ‘they’ and ‘them.’ But it gets even more convoluted as the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Office for Diversity and Inclusion reveals with this chart consisting of an entirely new, unpronounceable,  gender neutral vocabulary.

The issue took off in Target stores, with protests over unisex dressing rooms and restrooms allowing men to use the urinals with girls in plain sight. The stores also eliminated labeling toy and bedding sections as appropriate for girls or boys. An economic boycott ensued and the stock plunged.

“Misgendering,” another  previously unknown word, can be the cause of transgender activists’ outrage as noted in this Phoenix New Times report.

Now we are being introduced to children barely past toddler-hood, whose parents are encouraging them to be “who they are,” boys who want to be girls and vice versa.

The issue has spawned a library of books aimed at “Pre-K”  children, barely out of diapers — titled,Teaching Kids About the Fluidity of Gender and the Importance of Acceptance.”

It’s against this backdrop we read an Arizona Republic article by parent Robert Chevaleau,My transgender daughter was forced to leave her school.”  It begins with the words, “My daughter is lucky” —  and ends with the same four words. He is describing his five-year-old kindergartner, “determined to learn to learn to lace up her own shoes” — who was previously his son.

Supportive and open-minded Dad, in his capacity as president of the Arizona Trans Youth and Parent Organization — AZTYPO — is making the rounds. Here is an article in the Phoenix New Times describing the family dynamics and — to no one’s surprise — his “major disappointment” when Donald Trump was elected.

It’s not much of a surprise that left-lurching politics is the back story to this sad tale.

 


Pres. Trump praised for UN speech; AZ Republic ignores it

September 20, 2017

A classic study in contrasts: News vs. Blather

Though Pres. Trump won international acclaim for his strong United Nations speech Tuesday, you’d never know it from reading the far left, Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic.  The fact that the president’s speech didn’t rate any coverage is telling.  When he excels on the World stage, the fish wrap passing itself off as a disseminator of news, is unable to deal with the accolades he receives. 

The AZ Republic opted instead to devote Page One to its “exclusive analysis” elevating its open borders vagueness and pretzel-like contortions to new heights as it concludes, “The border wall would disrupt lives and force seizures of thousands of properties at untold cost.”

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton praised the speech, declaring it the “best speech of the Trump presidency.”

“The only way to deal with the quagmire that the U.N. represents on so many issues is to be direct. For Americans, plain speaking is still a virtue, and there is a lot of plain speaking in that speech,” Bolton said during an interview on “Happening Now.” 

“This was the best speech of the Trump presidency in my view. I think he was as clear and direct as it’s possible to be.”

An acknowledged expert on the United Nations, Bolton credited Trump’s tough talk against North Korea and Iran as highlights of his speech and said such comments were unprecedented at the U.N.

“I think it’s safe to say in the entire history of the United Nations, there has never been a more straightforward criticism of the behavior, the unacceptable behavior or member states,” Bolton said. “I think these are about as clear an indication as a president can make that he’s not going to live with the kinds of half measures and compromises that frankly for 25 years have marked American policy and led us to the present desperate situation.”


Republic reporter does double duty as Flake flack

September 19, 2017

Sinking in the polls, Jeff Flake is in real trouble

Dan Nowicki knows his days of slavishly covering John McCain are coming to an end. Now 81 and suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, McCain spends his waning days bonded to a very un-statesman-like role of Trump-basher-in-chief. Never having recovered from an embarrassing  drubbing during his 2008 presidential bid, he’s unable to reconcile the fact that a Washington outsider was victorious when he, the ultimate insider with 35 years in DC, was not. Using Barack Obama’s tactics of bashing America while in foreign countries, McCain shamefully attacked President Trump while attending an economic summit in Italy recently.

Junior Senator Jeff Flake has alienated the very Republicans he needs as he runs for his first senate reelection, with polling numbers in the toilet. He’s written a 140-page pamphlet masquerading as a book titled, “Conscience of a Conservative,” blatantly plagiarized from Barry Goldwater’s 1960 book. It was written two years before Flake was born, so the marginal Flake probably thinks no one will be the wiser. The sole purpose of Flake’s effort is to hammer President Donald Trump. Flake, who has never been accused of being an intellect, is too dense to comprehend that he is also painting the Republicans he needs to support him as fools, since they overwhelmingly put Trump over the top. Flake wouldn’t know about the massive turnouts for Trump’s valley appearances, since he refused to attend.

Major sources have taken note of Flake’s disastrously low  polling numbers. Townhall pulled no punches with,Uh Oh: Poll Has Sen. Jeff Flake Trailing GOP Primary Challenger By 14 Points.” The Hill wrote,” Poll: Flake’s approval rating in Arizona at 18 points.” Breitbart News headlined, “Exclusive — Jeff Flake Underwater: Poll Shows Kelli Ward Opening Up More-Than-25-Point-Lead In Senate Race With Year to Go.

But reporter Nowicki soldiers on singing the anthem from Jeff Flake‘s desperate playbook, ignoring the obvious as he attempts to position President Trump as imitating Flake‘s positions. It doesn’t work, Dan. The president recently described Flake as “Weak on crime & border!“ Even the newspaper you work for was so stunned by his previous campaign-related amnesty turnaround, that it blasted him as “a mere politician — no longer a statesman.”

Flake is exceedingly vulnerable. He was not swept into the senate by a groundswell in 2012 despite assists from John McCain and retiring Jon Kyl. He won his initial senate race by a mere 3 percentage points. That was before his loud refusals to either endorse or vote for the Republican presidential nominee, and his anti-Trump publication.

In a blunderous description reminiscent of failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who said illegals aliens come to America as an “act of love” — Jeff Flake now calls these same foreign invaders who disregard our sovereign border, “Americans by choice.” Jeb favored a “pathway to citizenship” to allow those here in violation of the law to “come out of the shadows.” At the time, Jeff Flake praised the absurd contention that breaking our laws was “an act of love.”

Dan Nowicki might think that’s practical political posturing. Most of the rest of us think it’s traitorous and unworthy of a candidate running to represent the people of Arizona in the 100 member senate.

 Dr. Kelli Ward is the actual conservative in Arizona’s U.S. Senate race.  Acquaint yourself with her principled positions on the issues. Send her a donation. Unlike Jeff Flake, she is not beholden to DC amnesty lobbyists. Arizona deserves better than Jeff Flake.


Emmy Awards: Leftwing celebs get it wrong again

September 18, 2017

Mocking Pres. Trump takes center stage

The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place Sunday night hosted by liberal Stephen Colbert, a flawed presidential predictorCelebs, who revel in grabbing the spotlight outdoing one another in the glam department, put their politics before their egos as they donned the same accessories: Rabid, hate-filled tirades aimed at President Trump and blue ‘ACLU Supporter’ ribbons, denoting their activism with the far left organization.  There was also a strong pro-illegal alien theme permeating the self-congratulatory awards ceremony.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer even got into the act, making a “surprise” appearance to ridicule Pres. Trump. In a perfect world, this treacherous act should render him unemployable in Republican circles. Spicer, who once wore his flag lapel pin upside down, symbolizing distress, has reportedly turned down an offer to appear on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ with his wife.

If these were the Academy Awards, we’d advise our readers to stop wasting money on overpriced tickets and less than entertaining movies, with increasingly grotesque subject matter. Keeping the overwhelmingly liberal Hollyweird crowd basking in wealth for a career based on reading other people’s words makes no sense.

Since the soiree celebrates television productions, conserve electricity next year by clicking the “off“ button. Treat yourself with a good book. Better yet, talk to someone who matters to you.

The majority of the awards program was filled with venomous tirades directed at Donald Trump, the President of the United States. Ironically, it was televised on Constitution Day. Fortunately for the hate mongers the First Amendment gives them the freedom to engage in immature temper tantrums. The good news is the show’s ratings tanked.

Watch Colbert and his like thinkers getting it wrong here:


Constitution Day: US exceptionalism unappreciated by thugs

September 17, 2017

The use of the term “American exceptionalism,” can be traced to Alexis de Tocqueville who, in the mid 1800s, described the United States as “exceptional” based on his admiration of our founding principles of freedom and liberty, rugged individualism, and free enterprise. In 1835, he was moved to write the multi-volume Democracy in America.

President Ronald Reagan spoke of America as “a land of hope, a light unto nations, a shining city on a hill.” Recent news has marred those lofty and inspiring words. We live in a time when chronically aggrieved people revere victim status. Raised with liberal dosages of moral relativism in public schools, they take exception to defining America as exceptional since in their view, there are no better or worse standards or governments. All entities are equivalent and everything should be tolerated.

The recent headlines are troubling. Black Lives Matter mobs and their claque engage in days of violence as they protest an acquittal in the case of a white former St. Louis police officer fatally shooting a black drug dealer following a high speed chase in 2011. Their motivation for rioting is raced based, without hearing the evidence presented in court. Three police officers responding to thugs breaking windows, setting fires and throwing paint at the home of the mayor were transported to a hospital after being hit by bricks and rocks hurled at them. One officer was hit in the head and suffered a broken jaw. 

After shutting down a major highway, hundreds of hooligans stormed an upscale mall breaking windows, and chanting an anti-capitalist threat, “No Justice, No Profits!” KDSK TV-5 reporter Jason Long tweeted “almost every storefront in the Loop is destroyed.”

U2 cancelled a sold out Saturday night St. Louis concert in the wake of the riots, issuing this statement. The St Louis Symphony Orchestra canceled its Friday and Saturday performances.

The U.S. Constitution gives these thugs First Amendment protections. Where else on earth could they chaotically disrupt the lives of others without consequence? Arrests were in response to violence and assaults. Their freedom to assemble, disrupt and spew their vitriol is enshrined.

For those of us who are grateful for the blessings of living in this exceptional nation, Hillsdale College offers a free and enlightening course on the Constitution. Hillsdale titles it, “Study the greatest political document ever written by man that secures your freedom.”

Sign up. It’s guaranteed to make you more knowledgeable than the entire gang of marauders could ever hope to be.

The Law Library of Congress provides a historical overview of Constitution and Citizenship Day.

May God continue to bless America.

 


Illegal advocates demand cash, firing of Motel 6 employees

September 16, 2017

Some Motel 6 locations in the Valley have been accused of cooperating with local law enforcement, turning in the names of guests whose ID given to the desk clerk — such as Mexican voter ID cards or driver’s license — appears to indicate they are here illegally.

As sure as day follows night, the protests begin. The pro-amnesty, open border newspaper Periódico de la República — alternatively known as the Arizona Republic,  headlined, “Phoenix leaders demand Motel 6 fire employees who gave customer names to ICE.”

Those “leaders,” quickly assembled Friday to march and demand a boycott of all Motel 6 locations. They said the boycott should continue until the employees they suspect of involvement are fired. What they are accused of doing is not illegal. The shortsighted “activists” aren’t taking into consideration that a boycott would displace Hispanic maids and laborers employed by the motels.

Their actions bring to mind the economic boycott of the entire state of Arizona called for in 2010 by radical leftist AZ CD-3 U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva  (his background included under link) as a protest against SB 1070. Using the signature Alinskyite tactics of the community organizer he once was, the law had to be fought at “a political, legal and economic level,” he said. 

Grijalva remained indifferent to the fact that his actions would displace Mexicans who work in the hospitality industries. The cameras were not on them, they were focused on him, just as mics were thrust toward his face to catch his every word. The headiness of the attention captured Grijalva’s ego and unconcerned his Hispanic constituents, in his specially carved out ethnic majority district, would end up in the unemployment line.

And Motel 6? Its corporate management tweeted this conciliatory statementwhich of course, wasn’t good enough since there was no financial payout involved.

Protesters demanded the company must provide monetary compensation to the illegal families whose members faced deportation proceedings.

“We are going to fight back,” said Viri Hernandez, director of the Center for Neighborhood Leadership, a pro-immigrant advocacy group.  (Read that to include the word ‘illegal’ before immigrant) “And we’re going to make sure our economic power is not going to you. So for our community, [sic] clear message: It’s time to boycott Motel 6.”