Seeing Red AZ has occasionally shared a particularly enlightening column we’ve encountered with our readers — posting it under the headline, “Weekend Reading Guaranteed to Make you Smarter.” Today we upgrade our previous description as we bring you the genius of favored columnist, Victor Davis Hanson, and his most recent commentary titled, “The Thinnest Veneer of Civilization.” Appearing on Townhall, it embodies sheer brilliance. Reading it is sure to raise knowledge levels and possibly our IQs.
Sec. of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas bent on reconfiguring America
Officially Congressman Andy Biggs represents the people of Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District. But in fact, he represents us all…and how fortunate we are to have this knowledgeable man serving in Washington, D.C. alongside, and partnering with, our state’s GOP U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar, DDS (CD-4), David Schweikert (CD- 6), and Debbie Lesko (CD-8).
U.S. Rep. Biggs — co-chair of the Congressional Border Security Caucus — recently premiered a new border documentary titled, “Alien Invasion,” at The Heritage Foundation. The documentary addresses how Joe Biden’s border crisis began, its consequences, and solutions to address the crisis. SRAZ has included it here for our valued readers.
Biggs introduced H.R.8951 the Ending Catch and Release Act of 2022. This legislation amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to prohibit the Biden Administration from continuing to release illegal aliens into the United States. The Washington Times headlined its coverage, “Biggs renews calls to impeach Mayorkas in new documentary targeting Biden’s border policies.”
Watch Biggs’ newly released, fact-filled documentary. We are presenting it on Saturday when time is not as constricted as on a weekday. This information is crucial.
Alejandro Mayorkas’ 56 – 43 senate confirmation as Secretary of Homeland Security was, with few exceptions, a party line vote. Arizona’s two democrat senators, putting party above their own border state’s security, both supported him.
“Border Czar” Harris cavorts in Asia, still neglects US/Mexico border where invasion impacting USA is ongoing
Finding anyone who unequivocally asserts Vice President Kamala Harris is up to the job of assuming the reins of government if we were to have an incapacitated president would be less of an absurdity, if we were not already in that tenuous position.
Joe Biden, the oldest elected president in American history, is a clearly out-of-touch octogenarian, who campaigned out of his basement two years ago, has less than a nodding acquaintance with the truth, and has demonstrated mental fragility in the intervening years. He has fallen multiple times while boarding Air Force One, fallen at home, resulting in a broken foot, fallen off his bike while attempting to demonstrate his non-existent fitness. He has difficulty articulating simple sentences, and was embarrassingly ignored when Barack Obama paid a WH visit.
Within short order following Harris’ return trip to the U.S. after her four-day Asian jaunt, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, marking North Korea’s third round of missile launches this week, following previous provocative actions.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre casually acknowledged North Korea “has a history of doing these types of tests,” adding that Harris’ Asia trip this week is a demonstration of “our rock-solid commitment” to the security of Japan and South Korea.
The trip was obviously a diversion from the demanding duties of securing our own chaotic border where Kamala Harris has definitely not demonstrated a “rock solid commitment.”
As millions arrive illegally following Biden’s orders to tear down the effective border wall — miles of which were under construction during President Donald Trump‘s administration — the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a significantly different public face focusing on its history, which even used the dem’s now verboten term “Illegal aliens.” Under Biden, illegal aliens are now deceptively referred to as “migrants” and the colored-coded page of continually updating numbers of illegal invaders has vanished. There is, however, a “Scam Alert” which has nothing to do with the sieve-like border, though it has dozens of undoubtedly well-paid press officers listed. The Biden/Harris administration views illegals warmly as new voters, irreversibly increasing the size of the democrat party. The only way to save our nation is to elect Republicans.
Biden claims credit for economy “on my watch”
100 times WH press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doesn’t have anything to say
H/T RNC Research
Ruben Gallego, a radical leftist democrat representing Arizona Congressional District 3, who preposterously focuses on expansion of border medical centers and protecting COVID infected illegal aliens from deportation, throws the first punch. Gallego accuses fellow democrat Arizona U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of aiding Republicans. This is his recent tweet in which he obviously is declaring his intention to challenge Sinema who has frequently partnered with West Virginia democrat Joe Manchin on more moderate legislation than their extremist colleagues. As this battle intensifies, pull up a comfy chair and pop some corn. Watching dems destroy each other is reliably entertaining. This is a race that begs for the entrance of a strong, well-funded Republican. The dems will go all out to ensure keeping this seat.
Soundly defeated Liz Cheney announces she’ll campaign for dems
Liz Cheney, a RINOcrat who was soundly rejected in her primary election bid to retain Wyoming’s single congressional seat is sourly emerging not only as a has-been, but as a never-again-will-be — following her 66.3% – 28.9% primary election loss to Trump-endorsed, Republican natural resources attorney Harriet Hageman. Cheney’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump was a career ender for her, though she isn’t alone. Eight of the 10 pro-impeachment Republicans have since either lost reelection or announced their congressional retirements.
Trump clobbered Biden in Wyoming, with his 69.94% vote total to Biden’s 26.55% making it his strongest win in the 2020 election. That robust showing doesn’t faze losing Liz, now blatantly committed to endorsing dems. She recently declared, “Partisanship has to have a limit.“ Cheney proves she has a short memory and has developed a preference for losing.
Liz Cheney, who has no roots in Arizona, is now committed to defeating Kari Lake
Previously referred to as “Fraidy Katie” for refusing to engage in either the primary or general Clean Elections debates, democrat Hobbs has now revealed herself to be “Shady Katie.”
Among the myriad duties of Arizona’s now term-limited Republican governor is managing the state budget. Gov. Doug Ducey served as a two-term state treasurer. Previously, he was a successful business owner. As governor, he presided over record investments and historic tax cuts. The governor has line-item veto authority on financial appropriations. Given this background, it makes the gubernatorial candidacy of far-left democrat Katie Hobbs — who called for a probe of Pres. Trump and his supporters over ‘“intense efforts to interfere with ballot counting,” — even more preposterous.
Although the Hillary-endorsing local newspaper buried the story with a mere four sentences at the bottom of the Valley & State section, expanding its coverage on Page 5B, hoping to obscure notice of its dwindling number of readers, the report titled, “Hobbs got a secret side gig to help make ends meet,” is shocking in revealing her ineptness for holding the state’s top job overseeing a $16 billion state budget with little to recommend her. She and her husband, who worked two jobs, were so cash strapped — even losing their home to foreclosure. As a state legislator, driving for Uber, Hobbs failed to report the income she earned. Once the facts were revealed, she was forced to amend her 2016 income tax report. The governor’s job pays $95,000 yearly which was likely the inducement for financially hobbled Hobbs.
Amending tax returns as an elected official — only after being caught in nefarious actions — doesn’t have the same resonance as coming forward, admitting guilt and issuing a statement of apology. Instead Katie Hobbs is brazenly seeking the state’s leadership position. Given her background, there’s something very appropriate about having a left-wing candidate driving Arizonans for a colonoscopy appointment. It’s job training.
Those representing high crime areas want less money allocated to law enforcement
The United States is unique among nations in that our constitution guarantees freedom of speech via the First Amendment, which specifically states:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Nowhere do those words, drafted in 1789 — fundamental to the Bill of Rights by James Madison — a Virginia representative who later became the fourth U.S. president, specify that the speech must be agreeable to a specific percentage of the populace. They are guaranteed to the speaker, not to a specific audience.
Yet Arizona native, University of Arizona graduate and philanthropist Robert Sarver, the 18-year majority owner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, previously uttered words currently deemed sexist and racist, initially resulting in a one year suspension by the NBA and a hefty $10 million fine. Now he is being forced to sell the teams, though he has contritely stated, “As a man of faith, I believe in atonement and the path to forgiveness. I expected that the commissioner’s one-year suspension would provide the time for me to focus, make amends and remove my personal controversy from the teams that I, and so many fans, love.”
The speech police have ruled otherwise. Though Sarver is unique in owning major teams, we the hoi polloi, (Greek for “the masses“), have less to lose but can also suffer from not falling in line with the latest edicts of the authoritative language masters. Speaking to work associates about anything other than business is risky these days, giving enhanced meaning to the words, “Silence is golden.” The lesson is, saying nothing is preferable to speaking, which could cost you your job or more. There is no path of redemption.
Read about the border disaster in Cochise County Arizona
The local newspaper has long been characterized on these pages as a failing entity, losing subscribers faster than a newly tick-bathed dog loses fleas and ticks. It also has less than a nodding acquaintance with facts, otherwise known as truth. As subscriptions have plummeted and longtime reporters and editors were given their walking papers — replaced by ASU Cronkite Journalism students working for a byline — even basic grammar frequently takes a back seat. Seeing Red AZ recently headlined, “AP report: Hard-copy newspapers dying at breakneck speed,” which detailed that U.S. newspapers are continuing to die at a rate of 2 each week Fabricating news to fit an agenda is likely a major contributing factor.
A recent pre-election report was topped by this deceitful headline, “Focusing on independence, Sen. Kelly helps Democratic efforts.” Longtime readers of SRAZ are aware that this site does not capitalize the word democrat and never uses the word “democratic” as a political party description, since Republicans, whose first elected president was Abraham Lincoln, are fervent believers in democracy. It’s an act of desperation for the newspaper to describe radical leftist, first-term senator Mark Kelly inaccurately using the word “independence,” since he is willing tool of the left and a Second Amendment restrictionist. The report quotes Kelly as blaming corporations for driving inflation, when corporations provide jobs and keep the economy rolling. It is Joe Biden who is responsible for what is known as “Bidenflation,” a national calamity made all the worse when juxtaposed against the soaring Trump economy.
Our sovereign national border has become a open pathway for illegal aliens to breach, bringing non-English speakers from numerous nations who need living accommodations, food, schooling for their children and bring crime to our neighborhoods. The astronomical costs of $20.4 billion since Biden took office — falling on American taxpayers — in addition to the $140 billion existing illegal aliens already cost, has been reported by Fox News.
The Center for Immigration Studies’ Andrew R. Arthur covers the disaster in Arizona’s Cochise County. Read his report, “Where ‘the Wall’ Ends in Cochise County, Ariz. — Of cartel spotters and the washed-out roads that you paid tens of millions for.”