Oh, no, Andy!

July 31, 2010

It’s not just politicos that disappoint. Old reliables can do it, too          

Here is the former television icon, homespun Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor — aka actor Andy Griffith — now 85, and pimping for Obama Care. The ad was paid for by Medicare, which disingenuously says the campaign is not political but part of an “outreach to skeptical senior citizens.”  

We liked him a whole lot better here, when he was also taking on another job, but was a straight shooter rather than an Obama con man.

 Who would have guessed the small town hero was a liberal? But here is proof.

And check out the horrible influence he was on cute little Opie — better known today as director Ron Howard.


U.S. Senate candidate Deakin facing foreclosure

July 31, 2010

U.S. Senate candidate Jimmie Lee Deakin, Jr. has more to worry about than siphoning enough votes from conservative U.S. Senate candidate J. D. Hayworth to return John McCain to the halls of power he so covets.

It seems Jimmie Lee is facing foreclosure, with his home just noticed  — July 29 — for a trustee sale.*

During the debates, Deakin made much of the issue of congressional overspending. But how does he intend to effectively rein in government spending when he’s unable to control his own? This news puts a definite damper on Deakin’s credibility.

Deakin claims he is a successful businessman, continually reminding audiences of his business acumen in making payroll — even stating that he’s had to make tough decisions that included laying off his own family members when the need arose. He has used the words “I’m squeaky clean,” as he compared himself to others. 

Now with the need to replace his current living arrangements, his campaign beneficiary John McCain should be able to provide some relief. After all, McCain has so many homes, he was unable to give an accurate accounting when asked during his failed 2008 presidential campaign. Jimmie and Adonia should be able to count on the generosity of friends.

Blanche DuBois was always able to rely on “the kindness of strangers.”

* Documentation regarding the trustee sale can be found on the pages of the law firm, Tiffany & Bosco:

10/28/2010 10-19983 6/25/2007 Chase Home Finance LLC (OH) $376,000.00 Trustee Sale 10:00 AM 1734 East Pontiac Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85024, 1574728768 Deakin Jr. 10:00 A.M. at the office of Michael A. Bosco, Jr., 7720 North 16th Street, Suite 300, in the City of Phoenix, County of Maricopa, State of Arizona, Maricopa

Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

July 31, 2010

We bring you the wisdom of Victor Davis Hanson and his commentary titled The truths we dare not speak about illegal immigration.

H/T Pajamas Media

Arizona State Treasurer’s race provides clear choice

July 30, 2010

Our friends at Growing Our Party have written a stunning exposé of the questionable business dealings, incomplete financial disclosures and McCain heavy campaign donors of Doug Ducey, a candidate for State Treasurer.

In addition, as a candidate who asks for our vote, Ducey was not inclined to exercise that privilege on behalf of others running for public office. He has only thought it important enough to cast his own ballot in the decisive primary elections once in the last decade.

Sen. Thayer Verschoor is a true conservative, voting for the largest tax cuts in the history of the state of Arizona. Verschoor has consistently been at the top of the list of the reliably conservative PAChyderm Coalition and received the coveted rating of  “Champion of the Taxpayer” from Americans for Prosperity. A native Arizonan and decorated Army veteran, Verschoor has merited the endorsement of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Sen. Russell Pearce, and 25 of his fellow legislators — men and women who worked with him on a daily basis.

Check out Verschoor’s website here. State Senator Barbara Leff is also running for treasurer.

Former McCain staffer Jim Waring gets questionable endorsement

July 30, 2010

The voters in Congressional District 3 should thank John McCain for making it clear who NOT to vote for in the CD3 race. McCain has just announced his endorsement of his own former staffer, Jim Waring. If you’ve had enough of John McCain and his Double-Talk Express, then you can now eliminate Jim Waring as an option for Congress in CD3.

Waring, who boasts about his awards while in the Legislature — due to a lack of actual real life experience — must be shell-shocked in this crowded field of 10 candidates. No doubt Waring thought his election to Congress would be a cake walk, but he is now caught between conservatives Sam Crump and Pamela Gorman on one side and multi-millionaires such as Ben Quayle and Steve Moak on the other.

We can only speculate how McCain’s endorsement is sitting with folks like Vernon Parker, Paulina Morris and Ben Quayle who all professed their admiration and support for McCain.

Congressional Quarterly reports on the swift kick they received from the ungrateful McCain for their endorsements.

McCain refuses to answer pro-life questionnaire

July 30, 2010

John McCain, favored with the Arizona Right to Life endorsement, has effectively stuck his finger in the eye of the pro-life community as the only Republican refusing to answer the 2010 candidate survey — just released by the Phoenix Diocese of the Arizona Catholic Conference. 

John Jakubczyk, a stridently loyal McCain defender and one of the founders of Arizona Right of Life, must be experiencing a well deserved case of heartburn. His obsessively unwavering support of McCain resulted in members of the group’s PAC leaving and caused a fracturing of the membership. McCain’s monetary donations to the group and his accessibility to the egocentric Jakubczyk were apparently enough to turn Jakubczyk’s head.

Those who support John McCain can expect more of this treachery from the driver of the forked Tongue Express and his apologists.

On the candidate survey, Jimmie Lee Deakin, the spoiler in the important Arizona Senate race, acknowledges his support of a “guest worker program to provide foreign workers to Arizona employers,” although unemployment has soared to record levels and foreclosures have forced countless Arizonans from their homes. Deakin also favors allowing authorities to accept Mexican issued matricular consular cards as a form of identification — views exposing as bogus his claims to be a representative of the Tea Party movement.

There is one clear choice in this race, “my friends,” and that choice is conservative J.D. Hayworth. Vote.  Encourage your friends, neighbors and family to vote.  The upcoming primary election will determine who Arizona sends to Washington for the next 6 years.

It matters. Now more than ever.

North Phoenix Tea Party urges “Beware of Nancy Barto”

July 30, 2010

The Sonoran News has been conscientiously resolute in its mission to inform readers regarding the antics of Rep. Nancy Barto (R-Dist.7). With early ballots beginning to hit mailboxes, there is an urgency to enlighten voters in Legislative District 7 about the questionable behavior of their current House member — now running for a state senate seat.

Wes Harris of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party sent out an e-mail recently warning, “If you live in LD 7, beware of Nancy Barto…”

An inveterate McCain supporter, Barto has his unique fondness for illegal aliens that is evidenced by her slipping out the door of the legislative chamber rather than vote on [then] Rep. Russell Pearce’s anti-sanctuary bill, the forerunner of SB 1070.  When not dodging votes by disappearing, her habitual voting pattern on illegal immigration related legislation includes not voting or simply voting “present.”

Nancy Barto has become known as the doyenne of special interests as detailed in this Sonoran News article. Last week we covered a report by Sonoran News reporter Linda Bentley detailing Barto’s numerous unsavory shenanigans.

Leaving no stone unturned, Don Sorchych, the newspaper’s Editor and Publisher also editorializes about Barto here, where he endorses Rep. Ray Barnes for the district’s senate seat.

The far left Arizona Republic gave Barto and her political soul-mate Heather Carter the editorial nod, which for most conservatives is an effective kiss of death. Since the two women are RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) at best, they should feel right at home in this arid political wilderness.

Information missing in Chandler police shooting

July 29, 2010

Seeing Red AZ has waited to post information regarding yesterday’s horrific shooting in South Phoenix in which three Chandler undercover police officers were shot, one fatally. One of the surviving officers is in critical condition. The death of officer Carlos Ledesma, a 34-year-old married father of two, marks the third on-duty death of a Valley police officer this year.

In the midst of a drug bust gone awry, two criminal suspects were shot and killed. According to police, one was fatally shot while fleeing in a car. Six suspects have been detained. A Chevrolet Caprice Classic has been impounded.

Yet names of these suspects, all of whom are in custody, are mysteriously missing from the reports we have been following.

Any idea what’s taking so long?


Finally, information regarding the suspects is available: There are eight, ages 25 to 40. Two were killed; another hospitalized and five have been arrested on charges ranging from murder to possession of marijuana with the intent to sell.

The five in custody have been identified as Thadika Singleton, 38, John Webber, 37, Doarnell Jackson, 35, Jerry Wayne Cockhearn, 25, and Eldridge Gittens, 34. In a twist on the all too often police shooting suspects, none are “in the country illegally,” the daily reports.

Zinging Quayle

July 29, 2010

“Paulina for Congress” is going after Ben Quayle in a big way. There’s no arguing with her points, skillfully timed to hit mailboxes just prior to the arrival of early ballots. Raising large donations from abortion supporters, Paulina Vasquez Morris has problems of her own connecting with the Republican base.  But these mailers are among the best of the worst pieces dropped during the season of the long knives.


Activist Judge Bolton exposed as Obama enabler, AZ Republic cheers

July 29, 2010

National Review’s The Corner runs an insightful commentary on the ruling made yesterday by Judge Susan Bolton that gutted key provisions of SB 1070. Heather MacDonald’s “What Judge Bolton’s Injunction Doesn’t Say” is a must read. To whet your appetite for the entire article, we provide this cogent first paragraph:

In enjoining Arizona’s landmark immigration law, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton maintains the Obama administration’s carefully cultivated fiction: that what concerns the White House regarding SB 1070 is its effect on legal, rather than illegal, aliens. Almost nowhere in the government’s briefs or the judge’s ruling is the arrest and detention of illegal aliens addressed. This fiction is transparent, however. The real threat posed by SB 1070 was that it would disrupt the de facto amnesty that the executive branch has accorded to the vast majority of illegal aliens. It would start to implement congressional mandates and the public will that the immigration laws be enforced. For that reason, it had to be stopped.

The entire piece can be read here. It’s about as good as it gets.

Conversely, the Arizona Republic displayed a five-inch high headline banner on it’s front page declaring in bold caps JUDGE BLOCKS HEART OF LAW and cheering coverage, which includes an oversized, above-the-fold photo of Hispanic celebrants singing, accompanied by numerous slanted articles, columnist’s zingers and an editorial in which they call Arizona’s new law “misguided” and citing it as the heart of an “international drama.” The newspaper heaps praise on Obama and his Justice Department’s lawsuit against our state as it derides Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the bill into law and has vigorously defended it. Brewer declares she is prepared to move forward, vowing to “battle all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.”

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, upon whose shoulders this debacle squarely rests following years of inaction or outright caving to demands of illegals and their supports, are now cloaked in a phony disguise of utter outrage and promises of a remedy.

Don’t believe them. 

Their urgency is propelled by the fact that early ballots are being mailed today and the laissez-faire John McCain is being challenged by conservative J.D. Hayworth, an actual border security proponent.

Kyl pushed for the former Democrat-slickly-turned-Independent Judge Bolton’s appointment to the federal bench and Bill Clinton was all too happy to comply. Such actions, which define both Arizona senators are the hallmark of Washington aisle-crossing that neuter Republicans not just here at home, but across the nation.

It’s time for a change. Send the duplicitous John McCain packing. Mark your ballot for J.D. Hayworth.