Business mogul slams Obama administration

May 31, 2010

“Washington is unpredictable these days,” declares entrepreneur Steve Wynn, developer and CEO of Wynn Resorts. “No one has any idea what’s next…the uncertainty of the business climate in America is frightening, frightening to everybody, and it’s delaying the recovery.”

Wynn expressed concerns about the prospect of inflation, of FHA repeating the mistakes of Fannie and Freddie, and the cost to business from the new healthcare law. “We’re on our way to Greece, in the hands of a confused, foolish government,” Wynn says. “It’s got to stop. It’s got to stop.”

Americans are faced with “wild, uncontrolled spending,” and “unbelievable, unsustainable debt,” Wynn said during an interview with CNBC in Las Vegas.

Wynn quotes French historian Alexis de Tocqueville who brilliantly predicted in 1909: “The American system and democracy will prevail until that moment when the politicians discover they can bribe the electorate with their own money.”

More of Wynn’s caustic observations can be heard in the videos here.


Despicable lies of military service; dodging bullets in war torn county

May 31, 2010

Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk’s false claims of being named the U.S. Navy’s Intelligence Officer of the Year, have been exposed, giving his hopes for winning Barack Obama’s old senate seat for the GOP an ice-water bath.

This revelation comes on the heels of the stunning discovery that Democrat Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal had completely fabricated a tale of serving in Vietnam. Blumenthal is currently Connecticut’s Attorney General, which makes the deceit even more contemptible.

And then there was Hillary:

Memorial Day 2010

May 31, 2010

A day to thank our veterans and their families, who have given so much to protect our many freedoms

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has a fact-filled site with a treasure trove of historic information regarding the observance of Memorial Day.

We invite you to listen to this haunting rendition of “Taps” played by the U.S. Marine Band.

Then please take a few moments to read Oliver North’s very appropriate commentary, which we recommend.

J.D. Hayworth on Meet the Press: Hayworth 10, Gutierrez 0

May 30, 2010

U.S. Senate candidate and former Congressman J. D. Hayworth discusses the illegal immigration issue with Liberal Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez. Moderator David Gregory did nothing to disguise his decidedly left-leaning bent. If you missed Meet the Press this morning, check it out here.

Here is the transcript.

More friends in the SB 1070 corner

May 30, 2010

Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services reports that a pair of non-Arizonans are riding to the rescue of the Grand Canyon State, intent on saving the economy from the threat of a boycott by opponents of the new immigration enforcement law.

Gina Louden of St. Louis, organizer of the Buycott Arizona Campaign, and Phillip Dennis, founder of the Dallas Tea Party, hope to persuade others from across the country to come to Arizona this holiday weekend and spend some money to show they support the tough new law.

“Arizona we feel is America’s Alamo in the fight against illegal and dangerous entry into the United States,” Gina Louden said.

“Our border guards and all of Arizona law enforcement are undermanned, undergunned, taxed to the limit, front-line defenders trying to hold back the invasion,” Louden continued.

“We are calling on all America, from the president to every consumer to defend our Alamo in the best way that they have to do so,” she said, “which in this case means supporting Arizona financially.”

Thank you. We at Seeing Red AZ couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Presidential priorities, Obama-style

May 30, 2010

Arrogance, poor taste and awkward timing have become the hallmarks of Obama’s presidency, evidenced once again as he skips the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National cemetery to take a breather back home in Chicago. 

He waited days, and still wouldn’t leave his lavish Hawaiian vacation to address the Christmas Day bomber, who thankfully failed in his attempt to blow up a commercial airliner filled with Americans.

And before discussing the horrific Fort Hood massacre, he gave a two-minute “shout out” to attendees at a Tribal Nations Conference, followed by a warning to the public against “jumping to conclusions” over the motives of the shooter — a Muslim Army psychiatrist — who ultimately killed 14 and wounded 33.

The recent FOX News report, appropriately titled: Stressed Out or Tone Deaf? Obama Chicago Vacation Raises Eyebrows, has amassed thousands of comments.

Los Suns game 6 loss: 111-103

May 30, 2010

Many basketball enthusiasts feel the loss was appropriate. We are not “all Suns fans now.”

The daily’s editorial carries the sappy headline, Suns galvanize Arizona’s people in tough times, and drips with saccharine sentimentality. Here are the final sentences enthusing in AZ Republicese over the inappropriate mélange of sports and politics that obviously warmed the hearts of the editorialists:

Arizona is not South Africa, and the Phoenix metropolitan area is not Detroit circa 1968. But we are living with wounds inflicted by politics and enflamed by race. And even though the Phoenix Suns dipped their toes into the controversy over Senate Bill 1070 with their Los Suns uniforms and the explicit statements of management opposing the new law, the Suns galvanized their town with their unexpectedly deep playoff run.  And – much like Springboks, Tigers and Saints – they have lifted us all above our divisions in the process.  From the opening whistle to the final horn, we’re all Suns fans now.

Not so fast. What about those who gave away or tore up their tickets when the hometown team concentrated more on politics than sports?  What about those who take exception to their team entering what many believe is the wrong side of the political fray?

There are many basketball enthusiasts who felt the loss was appropriate. We are not “all Suns fans now.”

Read our take on this colossal misstep earlier this month in Phoenix Suns: Play the game, stay out of politics.

Obama: Jan Brewer is no Paul McCartney

May 29, 2010

President Barack Obama will host an event to honor Paul McCartney, but can’t make time to discuss the serious issue of Arizona’s porous border with Arizona’s Gov. Jan Brewer next week during her trip to Washington, FOX News reports.

Of course, it is true Brewer never wrote a ballad called “Michelle

Potentially serious germ named NAP1

May 29, 2010

The daily is reporting that a highly toxic super-germ has invaded hospitals and other care facilities.

The newspaper attempts to give this potentially deadly germ the kid-glove treatment by describing it as being spread through “fecal-oral contact.”

Obviously, a serious problem, particularly for sick and elderly patients, it is nonetheless interesting to note that it is known in medical circles as “NAP1.”

In Arizona, we get it.

J.D. Hayworth on Meet the Press: Sun. May 30, NBC 7:00 a.m.

May 29, 2010

U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) will be on Meet the Press, Sunday, May 30.

The show airs live at (9 a.m. EDT). KPNX- NBC Channel 12, 7:00 a.m. Phoenix time.