JD provides a weekend treat: Sat. Oct. 1, 10 – noon

September 30, 2011

You can hear JD Hayworth tomorrow — Saturday — on one of our nation’s legendary stations…WLS 890 AM, Chicago!

Listen Live here 10:00 am – Noon, Arizona and Pacific time. (Noon – 2 :00 pm, Central).

WLS is the conservative Chicago station that carries Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.


Obama’s Chicago-style pressure politics

September 30, 2011

This is the Ford commercial that the White House pressured Ford to pull.  Not only was the critical ad removed, but it was completely erased from the Ford website. Obama doesn’t like the idea that his failed bailouts are being questioned. He learned his intimidation tactics well in his hometown of Chicago.

 Detroit Daily News columnist Daniel Howes takes a closer look.  He writes: As part of a campaign featuring “real people” explaining their decision to buy the Blue Oval, a guy named “Chris” says he “wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government,” according the text of the ad, launched in early September.

“I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work.”

The Ford customer featured in the yanked ad is San Diego resident Chris McDaniel, who has more than a bit of personal experience in the down-on-your-luck arena. His wife lost her job in 2008 and then they lost their home. After struggling to pull themselves out of debt, they purchased a Ford F150 truck.

The McDaniel’s have a greater understanding of the economy than the globetrotting elitists currently occupying the White House — when they‘re not in Martha‘s Vineyard or Hawaii on private getaways.

AZ to host GOP presidential debate, Dec. 1

September 30, 2011

The Arizona Republican Party and CNN have agreed to partner on a proposed Dec. 1 GOP presidential debate to be held in Arizona.

Gov. Jan Brewer made the announcement in this press release in which she expressed delight  that CNN will be involved.

“I’ve been in politics a long time, but I can’t remember a more critical election than this,” Brewer said. “When it comes to some of the hallmark issues facing our country — whether illegal immigration, the housing crisis or the ongoing power struggle between the states and federal government — Arizona is at the forefront. These are national issues, certainly. But Arizonans live and breathe them.”

CNN’s participation ensures that the debate will be viewed worldwide. A venue for the event has yet to be decided.

Phoenix’s cost saving plan has hefty price tag

September 29, 2011

City to spend $800,000 to save $1.3 million

Most people are blissfully unaware that Phoenix has a city manager named David Cavazos. We’ve written about him previously, citing his longstanding disregard for Phoenix taxpayers along with his own employment woes before those transgressions were ignored and he was given the top job with a whopping $236,995 salary.

Cavazos’s latest wizardry is to merge the recycled trash and garbage pickup days as a cost saving and city beautification measure. Who could be against such a meritorious plan — especially in a declining economy with a looming budget deficit?

By now we should know that trusting these folks to oversee our money is akin to hiring an axe murderer to trim your trees. This is the same city where Mayor Philly Gordon felt it necessary to tax resident’s food to provide an unconscionable $14.3 million in “retention bonuses” to city employees.

With the merging of garbage and trash collections days, the city “hopes” to save $1.3 million annually, according to a report in the daily.

But at the bottom of the article we see that the savings comes with a surprise. Cavazos who calls this scheme “a total win for the community,” needs a cash infusion of $800,000 “to hire consultants and additional staff” to oversee the cost saving plan.

No mention is made of whether the consultants and staff will be temporary.

Tanking Perry apologizes for “heartless” comment

September 29, 2011

Presidential  contender Rick Perry is now backing away from his statement made at last week’s GOP Florida debate that those opposed to providing taxpayer funded in-state college tuition breaks to children of illegal aliens “did not have a heart.” It was a defining moment that caused Perry’s polling numbers to plummet. The average cost to Texas taxpayers per college recipient is approximately $100,000.

“I was probably a bit over passionate by using that word and it was inappropriate,” he now says. Perry must have been too preoccupied to note the results of the Rasmussen poll taken last month which showed  81% of Americans oppose such a move in their state.

Watch as Perry’s spokesman embarrassingly spars with the senior advisor of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney‘s campaign. Apparently Perry hasn’t clued him in to his change of heart.

Perry has held fast to his opinion that building a fence along the Mexican border is irresponsible and provides no solution to the invasion. The Texas governor declared it would be expensive, ineffective and violate the property rights of those who owned land on the border. And although he stated in Florida that he supported Arizona’s popular SB 1070, at the time of its passage Perry was actually derisive of the measure.

AZ Sen. Pres. Russell Pearce, challenger, debate

September 28, 2011

Shill moderates forum scheduled to preclude working people

Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce (R-Dist.18) and his recruited challenger Jerry Lewis are scheduled to debate October 6 at a public forum presented by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce. The Valley Chambers are notorious for promoting an easily exploitable, low-wage illicit workforce favored by illegal alien profiteers.

With a 5:00 p.m. start time, the audience will likely be stacked with imported attendees who don’t have to work for a living.

Although tickets are required for admission, they are available at no charge. The event will be held at the Jack E. Shell Auditorium of the East Valley Institute of Technology 1601 W. Main Street, Mesa. Approximately 500 tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to LD 18 voters. Ticket requests can be made via email at forum@mesachamber.org or phone at (480) 969-1307, Ext. 16.

A public broadcast and webcast of the forum will be made available via the Tribune at EastValleyTribune.com.

Sen. Russell Pearce, a patriot who has devoted his life to public service, was the architect of the nationally copied SB 1070.  He is the subject of a recall being instigated by the open borders/amnesty crowd.  Jerry Lewis is a recruited candidate, not unlike sham candidate Kevin Gibbons, Jeff Flake’s recruited immigration lawyer brother-in-law, who lost his challenge to then-Rep. Pearce during the 2008 election.

The not-difficult-to-miss facts of this event are that the forum is scheduled at a time when working people will not be able to attend and the moderator is named Shill.

NC Dem Gov: “Suspend congressional elections”

September 28, 2011

From the “We couldn’t make this up” department:

North Carolina’s Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue has actually suggested suspending Congressional elections for two years to focus on the economy:

“You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. The one good thing about Raleigh is that for so many years we worked across party lines. It’s a little bit more contentious now but it’s not impossible to try to do what’s right in this state. You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”

The News-Observer attempts to make the case that she was “joking” Don’t believe it. This is an desperate liberal solution to deal with the national unrest that is causing Barack Obama to tank in every leading poll.*

Was Gov. Perdue joking?  Here’s the audio link. You decide.

*H/T Real Clear Politics

JD Radio update

September 27, 2011

Wednesday through Friday this week, former AZ Congressman JD Hayworth will fill in for Rita Cosby on a nationally syndicated show that can be heard in Phoenix.

KFNX carries the final two hours of the three hour program. You can listen live from 1 to 3 pm, Arizona time at KFNX News-Talk Radio 1100.

S&P downgrades Gannett, AZ Republic’s parent Co.

September 27, 2011

 Long term ad revenue decline results in revision from “positive” to “stable”

Standard & Poor’s has issued the following statement regarding Gannett Co. Inc.:

  — We expect the pace of newspaper publishing ad revenue declines will continue, and possibly accelerate over the near term, as a result of the weak economy and unfavorable fundamentals in the industry.

  — We have affirmed all ratings on Gannett Co. Inc., including the ‘BB’ corporate credit rating.

  — We have revised our outlook on Gannett to stable from positive, reflecting our view that any upgrade potential likely involves a longer time horizon than the next 12 months.

Although we expect Gannett to outperform most of its U.S. newspaper peers, especially those with a metropolitan focus, and maintain a good consolidated EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) margin, the company remains dependent on the newspaper industry, which we view as subject to long-term secular decline. The company’s TV broadcasting business faces mature long-term growth prospects, and operating performance remains sensitive to political advertising cycles. We believe these dynamics, together with increased risk of a return to recession, will cloud the revenue picture for at least the next 12-24 months.

In Arizona, the company’s holdings include the Arizona Republic; Tucsoncitizen.com; KPNX-TV 12, Phoenix; the Tucson Newspaper Partnership; and USATODAY print site, Phoenix. National divisions can be seen here.

The company’s stock chart can be seen here, while the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch provides the latest real time quotes.

Read the complete Reuters News agency report here.

Less than two weeks ago Gannett Chairman and CEO Craig A. Dubow took a medical leave of absence as reported here.

Illegal alien admits to hit-and-run killing

September 27, 2011

They’ve done it again. The pro-open-borders, pro-amnesty daily newspaper has disallowed comments following this report on Cristino Torres-Romero, 33. The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) most likely doesn’t want to provide a forum to those it would prefer to relegate to heartless, hate-monger status.

Dead at the scene of the senseless hit-and-run in Scottsdale was Daniel Pollack, a 31-year-old real estate broker who earned two degrees from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business — one in real estate and one in small business management. He was pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the time of his death and was active on many levels in the Valley community. Read more by Mike Scerbo of Rose+Moser+Allyn PR on behalf of the Pollack family as seen on azfamily.com.

Torres-Romero, in the U.S. illegally, was using stolen identity to facilitate his job at the California Pizza Kitchen restaurant in Tempe. After being picked up following an anonymous tip, Torres-Romero reportedly admitted to detectives that he left the scene after striking Pollack on the night of September 11.