12News is once again reporting on the ongoing drug crisis occurring in the Maricopa County jails. This Feb.16, 2023 graphic report leaves little to the imagination.This April 7, 2023 report concerned seven female inmates now recovering after overdosing on fentanyl. Over 170 MCSO jail inmates were taken to the hospital for overdose or drug-related incidents in 2022.
Penzone, a democrat elected in 2016, weakly claims the type of drugs and how they were obtained is still under investigation. His immediate predecessor, Republican Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who housed overflow inmates in surplus military tents, was elected to an unprecedented six four-year terms. Bleeding heart liberals protested, though the tents had large air coolers. Arpaio correctly noted that the tents were used to house our military in the middle east without the aid of cooling fans. Penzone resisted being compared to Arpaio, since he always fell short of the popular sheriff. As a top federal official with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Mexico, the Middle East, Central and South America as well as in the United States including Arizona where he headed DEA, Joe Arpaio spent three decades fighting narcotics trafficking worldwide.
Over 170 MCSO jail inmates were taken to the hospital for overdose or drug-related incidents in 2022. For these conditions to exist within the jails exemplifies the need to replace Sheriff Penzone.
Bizarrely declares voting rights her number one issue, though any registered voter is able to voteand no voter repression has been alleged
The widow of party-switching McCain aide and former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, Marlene Woods is no novice when it comes to switching parties herself. Self-described as the ”Shirley Temple of Cuba,” she came to the USA with her parents as a child, eventually becoming a local television station newsreader.
Grant Woods, who served as John McCain’s congressional chief of staff, frequently broke with the Republican Party to support democrat candidates and leftist causes. He and Marlene celebrated their marriage at the McCain compound in Cornville, Arizona. Later, he endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
Currently announcing as a congressional candidate Marlene Woods declared, “I want to flip that seat.”
“I’m a moderate democrat. That seems right for the district.” Though there are no allegations of voter suppression, Woods states, I’m interested in voting rights…that’s the No. 1 issue…along with what she cagily refers to as “common sense gun laws and reproductive rights.”
In an interview, Woods said she had been approached to run by democrats after the November elections. She said she switched her party registration from “lifelong Republican” to democrat when Donald Trump became president, saying, she “no longer recognizes the Republican Party.” Most recently, Woods chaired democrat Adrian Fontes’ campaign for secretary of state.
“My values are the values of this district. My positions haven’t changed. I’ve always been pro-choice,” she boasted. “Pro-choice” is liberalese for “pro-abortion.”
The U.S. House of Representatives is comprised of 435 voting members. Congressman David Schweikert, a senior member of the influential Ways and Means Committee, represents the district. Read his impressive bio.
He has served his district well and deserves to be retained.
Real Clear Politics is a reliable polling aggregator to which we have linked in the past. The most recent 2024 presidential election polling stats show Joe Biden falling behind by sizable numbers. Among the categories are ‘Job Approval’ and ‘Direction of the Country.’ Be sure to check out the Harvard-Harris poll headed, “2024 Republican Presidential Nomination.” Former President Donald Trump leads the pack of 9 GOP wannabes by 42 points.
Remember, numbers are an indicator of future elections. They are not reality. We make that occur by becoming knowledgeable about the candidates and matters affecting our nation, getting involved in campaigns and voting,
Congresswoman Cori Bush introduced a “reparations” resolution Wednesday, May 17, calling for $14 trillion in reparations to people who were never slaves. She claims it will eliminate the racial wealth gap — though not addressing the numerous contributing factors such as single-mom led families with no fathers, increasing school drop-out rates and the accompanying skyrocketing crime and gang membership.
According to U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, a Missouri democrat, who is promoting the federal reparations bill, “H.R. 40 is the pathway for the governmental framework that will help restore national balance and unity in terms of wealth, healthcare, education, housing, and the criminal justice system. By passing H.R.40, Congress can start a movement toward the national reckoning we need to bridge racial divides.”
This absurdity was originally promoted by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who said, “Reparations are not a luxury for our people, but a human right long overdue for millions of Americans. The atrocities committed against black Americans are undeniable, and reparations are a tangible route to acknowledging and making amends to the glaring economic and social impacts of slavery and systemic racism. We must repair this damage.”
Slavery was not unique to the United States. It existed in ancient Egypt, where the slaves were white.
The American Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 26, 1865) was fought to end slavery, with an estimated 620,000 to 750,000 soldiers dead, along with an undetermined number of civilian casualties, making the Civil War the deadliest military conflict in American history. The effort to end slavery was led by President Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president.
Democrat Congresswomen Cori Bush and Sheila Jackson Lee are in need of remedial history studies.