SB 1070: NY Times concedes not all AZ Hispanics in lockstep

October 31, 2010

In an article titled Arizona immigration law divides Latinos, too, the New York Times spotlights the views of a couple of the many Hispanic immigrants who are in favor of Arizona’s law addressing illegal immigration.

The report focuses attention on Efrain Sotelo and state Rep. Steve Montenegro.

An Arizona lawmaker, Montenegro, who emigrated from El Salvador, was a co-sponsor of the bill and voted in favor of the law known as SB 1070. He serves as an assistant pastor at the Surprise Apostolic Assembly.

Sotelo, a process server, is a Mexican-born immigrant, who thinks his adopted state has been unfairly maligned since the law passed. “I’m a Hispanic, and I don’t have any issues walking the streets,” he said. “They make it seem like the police or sheriff are out there checking everyone’s papers, and that’s not so.”

Dems facing upcoming elections aren’t afraid; they’re “very afraid”

October 31, 2010

Noel Sheppard of NewsBusters exposes the hypocrisy of the left as they pompously opine that “future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America.”

 It’s not even Halloween eve and the liberals are already spooked.  This commentary is definitely worth your time.

She’s ba-a-ck: Mayor Philly Gordon rehires girlfriend’s business partner

October 30, 2010

Taking over the City Hall reporting duties from Scott Wong, Lynh Bui is doing a fine job of cutting edge reporting. This desk has been dependable in getting to the core of issues and not slavishly pumping up the lame-duck liberal and extremely flawed Phoenix Mayor, Philly Gordon.

Here Bui reports on the rehiring of controversial aide, Sue Lindmeier.

Seeing Red AZ has previously written about Lindmeier, a “consultant” at MullanyWunder, the consulting and fundraising firm co-owned by Gordon’s girlfriend, Elissa Mullany and Lindmeier’s sister, Cate Wunder.

Lindmeier has acknowledged being paid privately by Gordon last year to manage the renovation of his Phoenix home. On occasion she would confirm appointments and meet with home-renovation contractors during city work hours, but said she puts in more than her required 20 hours a week in the Mayor’s Office.

Among her duties at City Hall are managing the mayor’s calendar, booking his endless travel arrangements, submitting his travel reimbursements and coordinating Phoenix’s bid to land a national political convention in 2012.

Marchelle Franklin, Mayor Philly’s co-chief of staff says bringing Lindmeier back on the payroll would be a cost saving, since a current employee is leaving to be deployed in Iraq, allowing them to pick up Lindmeier’s old contract: $4,000 a month for 80 hours of work.

Franklin said Lindmeier left to pursue other career opportunities but offered to return after learning about the departure of the other employee.

How thoughtful.

Despite the controversy in the past, Franklin said, it made sense to bring Lindmeier back. “It’s hard to get someone to come work in the mayor’s last term when they know they won’t have a job at the end of 13 months.”

They could always hire on as comedy writers for Jay Leno.

And the good news is….the AZ GOP’s got the mo

October 30, 2010

According to an advisory issued this week by Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the Arizona Republican Party added more than 12,000 voters between the end of July and the latest report, giving the state GOP 1,131,802 active, registered members.

The state Democrat Party grew by nearly 1,700 members, with the party now claiming 1,002,937 active, registered voters. The state Libertarian Party added 239 registered voters, giving it 24,382 in Arizona, and the Green Party added 235 of its own. As of the latest report, the Arizona Green Party had 4,820 active, registered voters.

In all, including the nearly 29,000 who registered without declaring a party preference, that translates to 43,542 Arizonans who have joined the voter rolls since the end of July — with more than 3.14 million voters now registered for state’s General Election. Check out the complete report here

Welcome to all of the newly energized voters who will exercise their constitutional rights this coming Tuesday, November 2 — if they haven’t already done so by early ballot.  How fortunate we Americans are!

Revelation! There ARE beheadings in AZ

October 29, 2010

Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the popular SB 1070 into law, was roundly criticized for stating that headless bodies were found in the Arizona desert. Her comments emphasized the fact that ruthless Mexican drug cartels stop at nothing to send their message.

It appears her statements have been vindicated.

The body of Martin Alejandro Cota-Monroy was recently found — not in the desert — but in an apartment in Chandler, a community outside of Phoenix. He was stabbed and beheaded, with his severed head a couple feet away. One man suspected in the killing has been arrested, and a manhunt is under way for three others.

“If it does turn out to be a drug cartel out of Mexico, typically that’s a message being sent,” according to a Chandler police detective. “This person was chosen to be executed. It sends a message to other people: If you cross us, this is what happens.”

Myway News reports that decapitations are a regular part of the drug war in Mexico as cartels fight over territory. Headless bodies have been hanged from bridges by their feet, severed heads have been sent to victims’ family members and government officials, and bags of up to 12 heads have been dropped off in high-profile locations. 

More than 28,000 people have been killed in Mexico in drug-related violence since December 2006.

AZ Prop. 111: Vote NO if you support SB 1070

October 29, 2010

As readers of Seeing Red AZ are aware, this site does not put forth a list of election recommendations, although we do advocate on behalf of various conservative candidates and issues. For those desirous of such a definitive list we often suggest following recommendations from specific conservative sites. 

When it comes to Proposition 111, however, one of those highly esteemed go-to sites took a pass and gave no position, choosing to remain neutral on that single issue. The organization has its own reasons for taking that tact, which we accord them.

However, we view this Constitutional Amendment as an extremely important proposition and one that has far-reaching and potentially devastating consequences.

Prop. 111 calls for the creation of the office of Lieutenant Governor to replace our current Secretary of State. But, it is far more than an innocuous name change.  The proposition requires a tag-team of candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor.  This has everything to do with line of succession and plays directly into the hands of the Democrats who demeaned current Republican Governor Jan Brewer as the “accidental governor” when she ascended to office after their liberal heroine, veto-queen Janet Napolitano abandoned them for a post with Barack Obama.

Was the term “accidental governor” bandied about when Republican Evan Mecham left the governor’s office in the hands of Democrat Rose Mofford? Of course not. This is a one-way street piece of work that comes with tar and feathers concealed by the malcontents offering it.

Don’t be confused.  For those of us who are among the 71 percent of Arizona voters who support SB 1070, remember that it was signed into law by the “accidental governor” so despised by the liberals among us.  We don’t need tag-team candidates.  Let’s continue to have people run on their own merits. That is what the process is and should be about.

Seeing Red AZ urges a NO vote on Prop. 111.

27-year-old hoodlum: At least the daily didn’t call him an “artist”

October 29, 2010

But the AP report does diminish Joel Delgado’s thuggish, criminal activity by benignly terming it “tagging.”

Wonder if the reporter would be so blasé if the ruined property was his/her own?

But even the AP’s appalling report was preferable to the garbage pumped out by New Times’ Stephen Lemons, aptly tagged as the Feathered Bastard. He thinks graffiti is an art form that enhances a city.

Thankfully, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office does not agree.