AZ “thugs” and “extremists” give travel-pro Frommer fits

 Joining the Republic’s boorish clamor, travel expert Arthur Frommer, 80, says he is “shocked beyond measure” by the gun-toting “thugs” and “extremists” in Arizona, and is now refusing to travel to our beautiful state. In his blog, Frommer repeatedly raises the question of a national boycott of the Grand Canyon state.

The Republic used the word “thugs” in yesterday’s editorial, describing Arizonans who openly carry firearms.

“I not only believe such practices are a threat to the future of our democracy, but I am firmly convinced that they would also endanger my own personal safety there,” he added.

“And therefore I will cancel any plans to vacation or otherwise visit in Arizona until I learn more. And I will begin thinking about whether tourists should safeguard themselves by avoiding stays in Arizona.”

Frommer should stick to recommending cut-rate lodging and occasionally pick up a copy of the U.S. Constitution.

Upon hearing the news of Frommer‘s dismay, Mayor Phil Gordon rushed back  to Phoenix from whatever trip he was currently on, to say he planned to call Frommer immediately and invite him to Phoenix to clear up any misperceptions that his city is not safe. “I want to show him the perceptions of what he saw in the news are not a reflection of what Phoenix and the state are all about,” Gordon said.


What a non-surprise to find that Arthur Frommer is a longtime, high-dollar donor to the Democrat Party, giving thousands to the DNC and the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, John Kerry and Bill Clinton. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, another committed liberal, is also a recipient of his generosity. ActBlue has also received funds from Frommer.

No wonder Phil Gordon is currying his favor.

 Check Frommer’s contributions out here.

8 Responses to AZ “thugs” and “extremists” give travel-pro Frommer fits

  1. Doc says:

    A- Philaberto’s an idiot…Period.

    B- Frommer’s a few days late! AAA travel has already published ALL OF ARIZONA as a high risk travel destination, because of high rates of “traffic enforcement” due to 1 of my personal favorite topics…PHOTO SOCIALISM…oops I meant Radar!

    C- Since this idiot is obviously a socialist who either can’t or won’t READ, I don’t see any benefit for him or anyone who reads his drivel coming here. “Such practices are a threat to the future of our democracy…”…Idiot, such practices are the reason we HAVE it.

    D- Frommer’s obviously never truly traveled on the cheap to Australia, where there no privately possessed firearms. When that debaucle passed their socialist regeime, the violent crime rate went up over 300% in less than a year, over the previous year, where it has leveled off. I don’t believe he’d be as safe there, as he would here.

  2. sherriaz says:

    Frommer refusing to visit our state is no big loss.
    I wonder if he refuses to visit New York or Chicago, both of which have much worse crime and real thugs. Methinks I smell a liberal.

    Philiberto inviting him to Phoenix as means to sway him is a terrible idea: I’m sure he will just LOVE the barrios and Spanish billboards. If he wants to see the beauty of Arizona, there are far better destinations than Phoenix.

  3. Justin says:

    Doc and Sherri:
    “Philiberto” is brilliant! I’m going to use it in the future. Thanks to you both. It’s the perfect name for the Sanctuary City mayor.

  4. Doc says:

    Thanks Justin! However, I must reveal the originator of it. I got the mayor’s real name “Philiberto” from former KFYI 550am early morning talk show host Bruce Jacobs!

    I don’t know what happened to Bruce, but Mike Broomhead’s a Great Replacement, in my opinion.

    I agree with you though, that it’s such a fitting name for the guy!

  5. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Appreciate the updated information on Frommer’s politics. I regret every one of his travel guides I’ve purchased over the years. To think a portion of my money was going to fund Democrats makes me sick!! Same reason I rarely go to the movies. Why line the pockets of the Hollywood lefties, who take every opportunity to slam the USA, often when they are overseas. They are mostly incompetents who read other people’s words, and make a fortune in this great land, but have nothing good to say about it.

  6. sherriaz says:

    Doc- I have to say that I do miss Bruce Jacobs. Listening to him rant about Philoberto used to make my morning commute interesting to say the least.

  7. Calypso says:

    Frommer’s political donations tell the wholw story. He’s a lifelong liberal. They disdain the Second Amendment. Disarm all of the law abiding citizens, and only the thugs will have weapons. Makes a lot of sense to me….NOT!

  8. Steve says:

    I’m a proud Marine who defended Frommer’s right to be a jerk.