Paul Penzone: Facts get in his way as he challenges Arpaio

October 1, 2016

This is a redacted copy of the March 18, 2003 Glendale Police report referred to in a campaign ad that is garnering protests from Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Paul Penzone. At the time this report was filed, Penzone was employed as a Sergeant with the Phoenix Police Department.

Penzone, a Democrat, challenging Republican Sheriff Joe Arpaio, claims Arpaio’s television commercials drawing attention to the two count criminal offence of domestic violence against his then-wife, Susan, is unfair.

Indignant Penzone has hired a lawyer, righteously alleging the allegations contained in the police report are “defamation, old and untrue.” Since when do the police agencies take time to file “untrue” reports against one of their own? And does the passage of time lessen the crime? The couple was living separately and had filed for divorce. Rarely is this a time of cordiality. But facts are facts. In the intervening years both parties moved on with their lives and their son is now an adult. Susan has now backed off her charge of being roughed up by Paul.

The people of Maricopa County still have every right to expect our law enforcement personnel will enforce the law, not break it.

Penzone touts his liberal endorsements, including “Republicans” such as Grant Woods and Jerry Lewkowitz a nearly 90 -year-old former Phoenix city councilman, who are tucked in among the myriad left-wing labor unions and political Hispanic advocacy groups.

Laurie Roberts, a columnist in the daily newspaper, who has full employment taking the side of victims of abuse, has taken a left turn, calling the commercials “despicable.”  Roberts concludes her column with the reliable slur used by the newspaper, writing Arpaio is “nothing but a politician.” That was the same description editorially used to negatively describe Jeff Flake. While running for the U.S. senate, Flake deceptively employed political expediency, briefly backing off his commitment to amnesty to get elected. The newspaper needlessly went apoplectic. Flake, partnering with amnesty proponent John McCain, reverted to his old shenanigans as soon as the ballots were counted.

Seeing Red AZ stands with Republican career law enforcement professional, Sheriff Joe Arpaiowho does the job Maricopa County citizens elected him to do for six consecutive terms. He speaks plainly and speaks the truth. It’s not difficult to understand. 


Opposition to Trump features link to Muslim Brotherhood

September 30, 2016

Both Arizona U.S. Senators lacking rational thought

Staying on top of the news is an all-consuming effort. With jobs and family responsibilities, the task often seems overwhelming. Still, we know we have an obligation to remain as well-informed as possible for the well-being of our families and to vigilantly make the right decisions as we vote to secure America’s future.

With those thoughts in mind, we are providing a direct link to The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse.  This recent post, The Emerging Connections Between the Muslim Brotherhood and “Never Trump is an important key to your arsenal of information.

The post provides in-depth information, stating, “The “Never Trump” coalition has always consisted of a few noisy and indecent politicians within Washington DC.  Senator Ben Sasse, Senator Jeff Flake and Representative Adam Kinzinger the most noteworthy and vitriolic.”  It also links the far-past-his-prime, octogenarian John McCain to the Muslim Brotherhood, and ISIS, who McCain mischaracterized as “freedom fighters.” The pictures aren’t new, but substantiate the allegations.

Dan Nowicki, John McCain’s assigned reporter at the pro-McCain Arizona Republic, reported in 2014 that McCain vehemently denies ever meeting with and posing for photos with the ISIS militants. Do you believe the very senior senator or your lying eyes?

Arrogance does strange things to marginal people. But the question remains, “How did Arizona get so lucky as to have both of our U.S. Senators on the wrong side of crucial issues?”

We invite you to check out A trip down memory lane with John McCain.


Memo to Grant Woods: Grant us a break

September 29, 2016

The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic highlights news that is stale — as in years old. The headline, “Former GOP AG Grant Woods endorses Clinton for president,” is a case in point.

Dan Nowicki, John McCain’s unfailingly fawning assigned reporter, describes Woods as “a moderate-to-liberal Republican,” unaware that a liberal Republican is actually a Democrat. Nowicki has spent so much time groveling at McCain’s two left feet, that he doesn’t have that depth of awareness.  There just ain’t such a thang, Dan. McCain is proof positive.

Woods’ endorsement is contrived news.  The only reason McCain’s former Chief of Staff rates coverage at all is due to the fact that has learned he can generate attention by remaining a registered Republican while supporting Democrats. In 2002 he toyed with the idea of switching  parties, but like a spoiled child seeking attention, he knows such a move would render him flaccid as an attraction. He was prominently displayed on Republicans for Janet, during Napolitano’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign and endorsed Democrats Terry Goddard and Felecia Rotellini for AZ Attorney General in two separate races. Leftist Harry Mitchell was Grant Wood’s pick for Congress. 

 Grant Woods is a show boater. This is who Woods is.  It’s how he thinks. It isn’t news.

Check out the 4th briefing in the ongoing seriesNever McCain.” This latest video is titled, “His voting record.” Each new video will appear on the “Never McCain” page.


AZ GOP chair Robert (Mc)Graham gets testy when truth hurts

September 28, 2016

The subscription only Yellow Sheet Report, published by the Arizona Capitol Times, has devoted several lengthy articles to Rob Haney’s “Never McCain” campaign.  AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham, a McCain sycophant, slices and dices Haney’s exposure of McCain’s decades-long deception, as he cloaks himself as a maverick while colluding with Democrats.

Churlishly referring to Haney as an “angry man who needs exercise and vitamin B,” Graham derides the two-term Maricopa County Chairman as engaging in efforts unbecoming an elected office holder. Later he noted that Haney is no longer a precinct committeeman. This is an area where Graham has more than passing knowledge, since vigorous efforts went into purging not only Haney and his wife Marne, both longtime GOP activists, but other conservative committeemen who don‘t march in lockstep with the McCain syndicate.

Purging of conservatives has been a hallmark of McCain and his operatives as we reported here. In 2012 former U.S. Sen. John Kyl sent out these postcards as he engaged in the same conservative cleansing  These are the results of the most recent “overfilling” of precincts, replacing industrious PCs with McCain followers who are too disinterested or otherwise occupied  to take on the duties associated with the position. They are needed for a single purpose, electing intra-party officers who will go along with the McProgram.

Make no mistake. These are not haphazard efforts, but calculated bloodbaths. In a letter dated September 8, 2006, political consultant Kyle Moyer wrote, “We’re working closely with Sen. McCain’s office to build the party in these crucial districts. This is a write-in precinct committeeman campaign in LD 11 and LD 8. We have about 40 targeted precincts and need a few more volunteers to cover them all.“  Moyer continued, “I have attached the schedule for Election Day. Included in that is a brief description of what the general “game plan” is, including volunteer, itinerary, and general information for Primary Election day, September 12.  Our Election Day “War Room” is at Chaparral Suites. Meet at the War Room” at 5:00 a.m. for donuts, coffee and briefing. Lunch will be provided for volunteers between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.”

“All volunteers must report every ½ hour. When reporting, please include overall voter turnout, the number of cards you have handed out and affirmative exit polling numbers. Please report by text message in this format: name, precinct, turnout number, card number and positive exit number.”

When using the term “war,” Kyle Moyer wasn‘t kidding. Those in the gun sights were other Republicans, albeit of the conservative variety.

Prior to his first election as Maricopa County chairman, Haney served as LD 11 Chairman. He was challenged by former Gov. Fife Symington, a McCain cohort. Large donations poured in to defeat Haney and the deceptively named Grassroots Arizona PAC was formed — chaired by (unrelated) Ann Lynch and treasurer Jane Lynch. Donors included McCain allies Chuck Coughlin, Doug Cole, McCain’s former Chief of Staff Paul Hickman, Chad Willems, Betsey Bayless, Kathy Petsas, Mike Hellon, and San Francisco based Obama donors Greg and Lisa Wendt. Jane Lynch,  you’ll remember, is the Graham-appointed presidential elector who says she won’t cast her own ballot for Trump.

Despite the efforts against him, Haney was victorious. Later, he easily won a second term as County Chair by a resounding 1281 to 575.

Longtime McCain supporter and political consultant, Chuck Coughlin, one of the many who donated $1,000 for a slick mailer campaign to defeat Rob Haney, is quoted as making this bizarre comparison, “Haney’s position [is akin] to the ideological underpinnings that fuel ISIS. We see these types of people with Islamic extremists….it’s the Taliban of the Republican Party.” 

It’s a good bet Coughlin wrote the negative ads groundlessly linking Dr. Kelli Ward, McCain’s primary senate challenger, to ISIS. This is the new language of McCainiacs. It’s doubtful Coughlin would be inclined to describe the defecting McCain staffers who appeared on the infamous Republicans for Janet (Napolitano) list in such a inflammatory manner. The far left Democrat was running for governor against conservative Republican Len Munsil.


Suspense and Hilarity from the Arizona Republic

September 27, 2016

This morning’s edition of the reliably leftist Arizona Republic has reached into the arena of slapstick comedy  The all caps Page One headline “ON THE OFFENSIVE” tops an oversize photo of a smiling Hillary Clinton in the foreground with a shadowy Donald Trump barely visible behind her.

Centered beneath these in bold red type is this teaser: “Our endorsement.”

“At 6 p.m. today, the Arizona Republic editorial board will announce its endorsement for president of the United States. “

Today’s editorial headline is “Clinton takes down national bully,” making the feigned suspense superfluous.

Readers who would have to be flatlined not to have already guessed the newspaper’s position from months of ongoing derogatory coverage of Donald Trump and selective omissions of difficult to ignore scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton, are directed to the fish wrap’s Facebook page and  website for live coverage.  It will also be available in the Wednesday edition. 

No wonder Gannett’s stock is in a free fall. Click on “One Year” on chart to see the most recent plungeThe media conglomerate owns the Arizona Republic.


Donald Trump being undermined by AZ RINOs

September 27, 2016

Political consultant Brian Seitchik appeared in Politico a few months ago identified as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Arizona state director. He carried a strange bag of credentials, having previously opined that, “Trump’s impact on congressional races and other down ticket races could be disastrous.”

This past Saturday at a Trump rally in Mesa, Seitchik, exercising his newly found authority, attempted to pick a fight with twice elected, former Maricopa County chairman Rob Haney who was in line to pick up Trump/Pence campaign signs for himself and distribution to others.

How did this onetime California political operative with an obvious vendetta against GOP standard-bearer Donald Trump end up being appointed his Arizona state director? Who’s responsible for making such a detrimental appointment? 

Earlier this month we posted “McCain colluders Graham, Lynch set to scuttle Trump.” It included the list of Arizona Presidential Electors — all appointed by McCain cohort AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham. Remember McCain actually called Hillary Clinton “a rock star he could support for president?

In the case of Jane Lynch, Graham bears the responsibility for choosing a like-minded, known McCain ally, who gives lip service to Republican values, but turns decidedly squishy when backbone counts, like the aisle crossing, pro-amnesty maverick himself. “I don’t like the fact that I’m going to do this,” said Arizona presidential elector Lynch, of committing her electoral vote to Trump. Lynch told Politico, “she’ll likely cast her personal vote for libertarian Gary Johnson or a write-in candidate.” So Jane Lynch, a  Trump elector, publicly announces her defection, which carries no consequence from the state party chairman.

Trump’s Arizona Campaign Chairman state Rep. Phil Lovas, who congratulated McCain on his primary election victory from the podium at Trump’s most recent appearance in the Valley, was soundly booed by the massive crowd of conservatives in attendance. Again we ask, who is responsible for these appointments?

Check out the 3rd briefing in the ongoing series “Never McCain. This latest video is titled, “McCain Not Pro-Life II.”


1st Trump/Clinton 2016 Presidential Debate 6 pm AZ time

September 26, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton match-up tonight. How fair will it be?

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM AZ Time
Moderator: Lester Holt, NBC News Anchor
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

All Time Zones: The debates will air from 9 to 10:30 pm ET / 8 – 9:30 pm CT / 7 – 8:30 pm MT / 6 – 7:30 pm PT

The audience for this first Donald Trump / Hillary Clinton presidential debate is expected to exceed 100 million viewers — shattering all previous debate records and has the potential to smash viewing records for any live televised event. Football will be on TV tonight, but the NFL won’t be the main draw.

Tonight’s debate will be divided into six-time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity” and “Securing America.” Moderator Lester Holt will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other.  There will be no commercial breaks. 

A disturbing Rasmussen Reports poll released this morning indicates a plurality of voters (46%) are convinced the moderators of the upcoming presidential debates will give Hillary Clinton a helping hand.

TV Channels: The debate will be simulcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including Fox News, CNN and MSNBC.

Live Streaming: All major news networks will offer a free live stream as will YouTube and Twitter.