Seeing Red AZ sends sincere best wishes for a satisfying, productive, safe and healthy new year to our readers.
All elected precinct committeemen are invited to acquaint themselves with Chairman Rob Haney’s letter HERE, and his impressive bio, detailing the extensive work he has done on behalf of the Maricopa County Republican Party HERE.
Rob Haney is unrivaled for his dedication to the conservative principles outlined in the Republican Party Platform.
County officers will be elected at the Maricopa County Statutory Organizational Meeting on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Registration begins at 8:00 AM, with the Call to Order beginning promptly at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be held at the El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 North 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ.
Attendance is required. However if you are unable to attend, you can send your proxy with another registered Republican from your precinct. Non-Precinct Committeemen proxy holders should bring identification and a voter registration card.
Velma Hart, the Chief Financial Officer of a veteran’s organization, stepped up at a Town Hall forum and introduced herself to President Barack Obama by saying: “I’m a mother, a wife, an American veteran and middle class American and I’m exhausted of defending you.”
“I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for. And I’m deeply disappointed with where we are right now.”
“I have been told that I voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class. I am one of those people and I’m waiting, sir. I’m waiting. I don’t feel it yet. And I thought, while it wouldn’t be in great measure, I would feel it in some small measure. I have two children in private school and the financial recession has taken an enormous toll on my family. My husband and I have joked for years that we thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives. But, quite frankly, it’s starting to knock on our door and ring true that that might be where we’re headed again, and, quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly. “
Speaking for Americans across the country, Democrats, Independents and Republicans, Mrs. Hart then boldly asked the question that we have all asked ourselves in one way or another, “Is this my new reality?”
For her courageous display, Velma Hart is our 2010 Person of the Year winner.
The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists has called on news reporters nationwide to stop using the term “illegal immigrant” in their news coverage in an absurd effort to avoid offending Hispanics. It must be the illegals they are concerned with, since there is no reason for Hispanic American citizens to be offended.
In the latest issue of Quill, the SPJ’s magazine, Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence announced the organization’s new campaign against “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien,” claiming that individuals living in America without approval should be called ”undocumented workers“ or ”undocumented immigrants.”
The Washington Times editorially addresses this attempt at language control by correctly stating altering words “doesn’t’ change facts.” The Times contends the term “illegal alien” is highly specific and accurately describes the problem, unlike “undocumented immigrant,” which purposefully removes a stigma that should rightly remain.
Seeing Red AZ will continue to use the term “illegal aliens.”
And this attempt to recraft our language was also front and center when the Obama administration decided the words “Global War on Terror” should be changed to reflect the “Global Struggle for Security and Progress.” His Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties issued a nine-page memo called “Terminology to Define Terrorists,” which determined it was too incendiary to use the word “liberty” when describing America’s foreign policy goal, and called for an end to the terms “Islamist” and “jihadist.”
Watch as Fox News‘ Megyn Kelly responds to the word police on America’s growing obsession with political correctness:
Just days ago, with the threat of $5 a gallon gas looming, the newspaper blithely tossed out the idea of toll roads. It was headlined, Study looks at opening HOV lanes to toll payers. The two-pronged hook was easing congestion on Valley freeways and, of course, raising revenues. Following the departure of the liberal newspaper’s beloved and free-spending Governor Janet Napolitano, Arizona was facing an unprecedented fiscal crisis. To be sure, the debt was exacerbated by the national economic downturn, but Napolitano never saw a spending program she was willing to turn down.
The solution to her hemorrhaging trail of debt? Tax the fools who elected her. The problem is, others who used some sense at the ballot box find themselves caught in that pricey net.
The sucker punch came a day later via the editorial, titled: To ease traffic, try to think outside the box. The editorialist contemptuously reprimands Arizonans to “keep an open mind” regarding paying tolls, since “we don’t know nearly enough to make a decision.” It’s time, we are told, to “put that knee jerk reaction aside and do a reality check.”
We are being force-fed public transportation as we brace for ever increasing gas prices. But it is the liberal Democrats, so attuned they remind us, to the problems of the American’s working families, who have long advocated higher fuel prices to curtail consumption.
Last year we posted Looks like the fix is in for toll roads. This is one curve we didn’t want to be ahead of.
Quietly tucked into Obama’s Fed-Med legislation, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will reimburse doctors treating seniors and others with critical medical conditions for advising patients on options for end-of-life care — including advance directives to forgo life-sustaining treatment.
“Advance care planning improves end-of-life care and patient and family satisfaction and reduces stress, anxiety and depression in surviving relatives,” the administration says in the preamble to the Medicare regulation.
And if you’re a doctor counseling your patients against life-prolonging treatment, you get your wallet fattened.
Oregon Democrat U.S. Rep Earl Blumenauer addressed the issue succinctly in an email : “While we are very happy with the result, we won’t be shouting it from the rooftops because we aren’t out of the woods yet. This regulation could be modified or reversed, especially if Republican leaders try to use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth.”
According to his e-mail he asked that the proposal to be kept under wraps: “We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists, even if they are ‘supporters’ — e-mails can too easily be forwarded.”
His intentional deception continued: “Thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it, but we will be keeping a close watch and may be calling on you if we need a rapid, targeted response. The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.”
Congressman Earl Blumenauer, the author of the original end-of-life proposal, is rated as a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack’s analysis of bill sponsorship.
The New York Times carries the full report here.
Sorry, Mr. Blumenauer, your deception has been discovered.
Just a few more good people coming to do the work Americans refuse to do
Meet Luis Mejia Ortiz, 33, who faces charges of molesting his girlfriend’s 5-year-old and 9-year-old daughters.
The newspaper calls him a “Phoenix resident.”
He was found in Nogales after admitting to the child sexual abuse crimes and telling his brother he was fleeing to Mexico. We’ll take a major leap on this one, and conclude he’s an illegal.
Ortiz is being held without bond.