Seeing Red AZ is a conservative site that concentrates on the local and national political scene since its 2007 inception. Today, gearing up for the holiday season following some disappointing elections, we gift our readers with a much needed dose of political humor they‘ll continue to enjoy throughout the year.
‘Let’s Go Brandon!’ became a national social media sensation as this Fox News report reminds us. Now in its second year, an enterprising entrepreneurial endeavor known as “Freedom Speaks Up” is marketing a line of quality Christmas gift wrap and a wide range of items, including apparel, coffee mugs, wall hangings, beach/pool towels, fleece blankets, flags, and more — sure to bring levity to the gift exchange. Company CEO Seth Weathers says the company made around $1 million in sales last year. They’ve since expanded their products to include “Merry Easter” Biden Parody wrapping paper.
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In Tuesday’s exceedingly close senate run-off election in Georgia, incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock won by the slimmest of margins as he disappointingly held back Herschel Walker by a razor thin 51.4% to Walker’s 48.6%. The U.S. Senate is currently split 50-50, with dems having control due to VP Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote. Warnock’s win expands their majority in 2023.
Warnock, a senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, is an anomaly, invoking God when it serves his purposes to do so, even as he supports abortion. He stated at a campaign event in Athens Georgia the day prior to the election, “I voted to protect Roe v. Wade, and I would do that again.” Warnock is currently in a legal battle with his ex-wife, Oulèye Ndoye, who has accused him of neglecting to see his children during his custody days and leaving her with unpaid child care expenses.
And though slippery Warnock won the election to a six-year term, he attempts to exploit non-existent “voter suppression.”
“There are those who will look at the outcome of this race and say that there is no voter suppression in Georgia,” Warnock stated. “Let me be clear: Just because people endured long lines that wrapped around buildings some blocks long, just because they endured the rain and the cold and all kinds of tricks in order to vote, doesn’t mean that voter suppression does not exist. It simply means that you the people decided that your voices will not be silenced.”
After Warnock thanked his supporters, he declared, “God should get the glory” for his win.
The headline, “From CNN to Gannett, Media Industry Laying Off Workers Amid Recession Fears,“ substantiates the end result of delivering skewed news intended to insult conservative consumers. Reporter Andrew Moran describes the industry’s demise. In addition to being a relic business in a technology-based world, leftist propaganda is challenged by facts at media giant FOX News. Bidenflation has negatively affected discretionary spending. Radio and television deliver news free of charge, with numerous networks to choose from. Expecting intelligent people to pay to be insulted is not a winning business model. In Arizona, weekly newspapers are the norm.
In the four paragraphs following “Gannett Slashing Headcount,” there is a partial listing of the newspapers in trouble. It reports, “Gannett, which owns USA Today, The Detroit Free Press, The Indianapolis Star, and dozens of other local media outlets, has seen its share price tank this year. Year to date, the stock has cratered more than 53 percent.” The increasingly extremist, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic is in such dire shape continually losing subscriptions, it isn’t even worthy of being listed — described only as one of “dozens.” Gannett stock (GCI) continues to tank. It was trading at $24.70 on Feb. 27, 2014, which was a major tumble from its previous highs. On Monday, GCI closed at $2.61.
Former Rep. Jim Kolbe, elected to congress in 1984, after losing to Jim McNulty in 1982, has died of a stroke at age 80. A Republicrat from Tucson, he is eulogized with accolades befitting a truly noble man…which the long-term congressman was not. Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson lavished Kolbe with praise in a tweet, claiming he “was old school Republican in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower – a friend of business and the environment.”
Omitted was the 1980’s scandal in which the openly gay Kolbe was embroiled, causing him to leave congress when it was revealed he was soliciting sex from male congressional pages as was his Massachusetts democrat colleague Gerry Studds. Former House Clerk Jeff Trandahl told ABC News that Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe was one of a small number of “problem members.” This exposé detailing Kolbe’s predilection for young teen boys appeared in the Washington Post Oct. 9, 2006. Kolbe retired within two months of the report being published.
Longtime Arizona political observers will remember Kolbe was forced “out of the closet” by the ever-so-compassionate Gay DC Media… who threatened him after he announced his “yes”vote for the Defense Of Marriage Act.
After leaving Congress, Kolbe served on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations under democrat President Barack Obama. An open-borders advocate and supporter of in-state tuition for illegals, pro-abortion Kolbe left the Republican Party and became a registered Independent in 2018 after the election of Donald Trump. He endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
Memo to Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson: Neither Teddy Roosevelt nor Dwight Eisenhower were known to be sexual predators, nor did they endorse far leftist democrats or their ideologies. Confusing Jim Kolbe with either of them is beyond foolish.
Jim Kolbe was married to Sarah Dinham, a UofA psychology professor for 15 years. He later married Panamanian native Hector Alfonso in 2013.
GOP Sen. Kennedy holds Biden’s judicial nominee’s feet to the fire
The Obiden-Harris administration has nominated democrat San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Rita F. Lin to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. As is frequently the case, her ethnicity and gender take precedence over her credentials. The announcement notes that if confirmed, Lin would be the second Asian Pacific American woman, and first Taiwanese American woman on the district bench.
Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy, delving deeper, questioned her about her previous incendiary opinions regarding members of the Christian Coalition.
Rita Lin, salivating over the prospect of a federal judgeship, says she no longer believes members of the Christian Coalition are “bigots,” something she asserted in an essay when she was a senior at Harvard. “This is what you said, and I quote, your words not mine,” Kennedy stated, ‘”The problem with the Christian Coalition is not that they are Bible thumpers, but that they are bigots.’ Did I quote that correctly?”
Lin responded that the Louisiana senator did quote her correctly but that she does not agree with those statements today.
“I did write that when I was 20 years old…. I do want to be clear. I do not agree with that today. I wrote that before I went to law school, before I had any kind of….”
“You were a grown woman when you wrote this,” Kennedy interjected as he noted that Lin was a junior at Harvard at the time of publication. Despite her notorious bigotry, she was accepted to and graduated from Harvard Law School.
A far-left democrat who previously represented Pres. Trump despising Lambda Legal, Judge Lin was appointed to the Superior Court bench in 2018 by Gov. Jerry ”Moonbeam” Brown. As an incumbent, Lin was the only candidate to file and won the position by default when the election was canceled. Lambda Legal is not appeased, claiming the Biden administration fell short on LGBTQ+ representation.
Watch Sen. Kennedy’s interview of Judge Lin:
Although Lin disclosed she suffers from a hearing loss resulting from a childhood illness, she pointedly omitted that her radical biases made her agreeable to both Jerry Brown and Joe Biden. Her polished-up Fact Sheet omits any personal information.
Today we are taking the unusual step of sending our readers directly to the New York Post, which demonstrates the lunacy that possesses eager to spend democrats. Not being a border state, New York has no idea of the realities of the illegal invasion, including the myriad costs associated with accommodating illegals in residences, schools, providing health and child care, food and other necessities, as well as supplying numerous resources to assist illegal arrivals. Their contributions to the crime rate also results in costly incarceration. The term “undocumented” is also misused. They have plenty of documents, stolen, forged and otherwise fraudulent. Now we find that the Biden administration is “Enabling Citizenship Test Fraud and Abuse.” This is all part of the planned expansion of the democrat voter base, permanently marginalizing Republicans.
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Back in April, Greg Burton, executive editor of the failing local newspaper announced, “To make the best use of limited space in print,” they would be “updating some of the puzzles and features, with the most significant change the elimination of TV listing.” Burton admitted, “We know that doesn’t serve all readers. If you prefer printed listings, we offer TV Weekly magazine by mail at an additional cost.” It then goes on to list what is being changed and switched, in a frantic effort to stay afloat digitally, which doesn‘t entail the costs associated with printing and distributing hard copy editions. It’s clear Burton views the remaining subscribers as mind-numbed dolts.
The desperate, far-left newspaper which fully launched its decline following its Hillary Clinton presidential endorsement over eventual winner Donald Trump, then proceeded to editorially whine that it received countless subscription cancellations and death threats,” though how a newspaper can be threatened with physical harm was never defined. Its actual commitment to ethnic diversity and inclusionovertakes any obligation to disseminating balanced news. Jobs have been eliminated and subscriptions have significantly plunged. The Arizona Republic is a Gannett publication, and Gannett is in deep trouble as Northwestern University declares: “With local journalism in crisis, Northwestern University has assembled a team of experts in digital innovation, audience understanding and business strategy. The goal is incorporated in a hodgepodge of platitudes including this gem, “reinventing the relationship between news organizations and audiences to elevate enterprises that empower citizens.“ The message then concludes with a facetious salute: “Thank you for subscribing and supporting local journalism.”
The newspaper recently announced it is “published 7 days per week, excluding Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.” Apparently it has detected there will be no news to report on those days. Other media sources are committed to keeping a flow of newsworthy information, though the local newspaper is closing shop.
Despite occasional efforts at resuscitation, facts clearly demonstrate newspapers are relics of the past — collapsing due to their unwavering commitment to the left that has driven rational readers away.
Far-left CNN is suffering the same fate. It is reported to be laying off staff and slashing $3 billion worth of costs over the next two years.
Two former politicos interject themselves into area in which they have no influence
Being out of the spotlight poses a challenge for former office holders who were smitten by their own images and what they regarded as brilliance pouring out of their mouths. All they had to do to get publicity as elected officials was have their lackeys call the news media to hear their latest spews intended to keep them in the public eye prior to the next election.
Former Attorney General Samuel Pearson Goddard III, used the less stuffy name “Terry” a contraction of Trey or the Third to bring him down to the level of the common folks whose votes he needed to succeed his father who was governor. But the onetime Phoenix mayor found higher office eluded him. His fellow democrats thought him haughty and Republicans regarded him as a joke when he challenged Fife Symington for governor ridiculing the fact that he was also a “third” who attended a private eastern prep school, as did Goddard. Symington easily won that race.
Democrat Goddard has now aligned with what should be an unlikely new political partner…unless you take the time to follow his odd political meanderings since leaving office. Terry Goddard’s new team member is Richard Romley, also a believer in chummy nicknames. As “Rick” Romley, the man who won office as a Republican, has now been able to reveal himself as the democrat he has always been — excluding the expediency of garnering GOP votes to vault himself into the Maricopa County Attorney‘s Office.
Now the duo of Rick and Terry are pressuring Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre to consider criminal charges against the Cochise County supervisors who recently refused to certify the county’s election. Neither Romley nor Goddard have any standing in how other elected officials in other Arizona counties opt to handle a potential ballot recount, though they can bluster and whine to garner attention. Their emailed letter can be read here.
They each need a cup of hot cocoa and an early bedtime. They also should come to terms that neither they nor their views hold any rational consequences. Many Arizonans have no idea who these two has-beens are and care less about their views.
Sam Brinton is likely an unfamiliar name to most Americans, but they (using the non-binary preferred pronoun) are emblematic of the horde of deviants who comprise the Biden Administration. Rather than delve into the bizarre configuration of “previously unrepresented individuals” that Biden’s handlers view as imperative to his show of inclusivity, it’s important to know Sam Brinton is not alone. Other notable examples include White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (both married to same sex partners) and Secretary of Health and Human Services Rachel Levine, MD, a transgender, previously married father and Navy Admiral, who is notable for resembling an overweight middle-aged man failing in his attempt to impersonate a woman.
Brinton not only has an affinity for fetishes, domination, makeup, sequins and lace, he is also a thief. This must-read Nov. 28, 2022 Fox News report by Thomas Catenacci is headlined, “Non-binary Biden nuclear official charged with stealing woman’s luggage at airport,” noting “Brinton faces up to five years in prison and $10,000 fine for allegedly taking another person’s luggage from an airport carousel.” Not just any luggage, but a Vera Bradley trademark floral suitcase reportedly worth $2,325.