Unprincipled McCain admits amnesty deception to unionists

July 31, 2013

Border surge?  What surge?

John McMaverick, the driving force behind the Gang of 8, partnered with Democrats and squish Republicans to push an amnesty bill through the Senate. In his zeal to advance it, he even voted for an amendment that would spend $46 billion on new border security measures, while doubling the size of the Border Patrol. Now he says that “could be adjusted.”

Arizona conservatives know that believing anything this man says is folly. He lies as easily as honest men speak the truth. McCain now admits the plan was simply a subterfuge intended to secure Republican votes.

“I’ll give you a little straight talk,” the forked-tongued one told attendees at an AFL-CIO immigration forum on Tuesday. “We don’t need 20,000 additional border patrol agents,” calling a path to citizenship “a fundamental element.” Singling out border security parts as an example, he said, “The rest of it could be adjusted.”

“I voted for it so friends of mine would have comfort that we are securing the border,” McCain cunningly admitted. “But the real securing of the border is with technology as opposed to individuals.”

More double talk from the master of the maneuver. We’ve been led down that path before.

McCain told the unionists there is a “good chance of convincing” House Republicans that allowing illegal aliens to earn their citizenship is the right thing to do. The question remains, why would unions be aligned with a proposal to bring in millions of workers to compete against their own members in a still struggling labor market?

As the amnesty monstrosity moves through congress, GOP members are being strong-armed by the establishment elite representing pro-amnesty business interests seeking low wage labor. They are led by the chambers of commerce which represent large donors and long-time amnesty aficionado Karl Rove, who is intent on decimating conservative activists — over whom he has no control.

On the opposite side of the divide are the vocal home district voters and grassroots Republican precinct committeemen who oppose rewarding lawbreakers and believe that citizenship is achieved through a legal process open to those who view America as “the shining city on a hill,” as Ronald Reagan so eloquently stated it. Actual immigrants choose to become acclimated Americans and regard this great nation as their home rather than a place to exploit and overtake. America welcomes educated, legal immigrants who contribute to our economy and desire to become part of the fabric of our country.

Spewing deception, McCain told the union leaders, “Every poll I have seen and I have seen hundreds, shows well over 70% of the American people support a path to citizenship. They support a path to citizenship because they realize this is an issue of 11 million people (more accurate numbers under link) who are living shadows, who are deprived of their rights and can’t live normal lives and are not going back to where they came from.”

Even McCain’s blanket amnesty isn’t good enough for Hispanic advocacy groups expressing outrage at even the liberal Senate bill. They fictitiously call U.S. efforts at border security “border militarization.”

Michelle Malkin describes  how illegal aliens are treated in Mexico Then watch this telling interview:

The AZ Republic’s dual agenda

July 30, 2013

Two topic, myopic, aburdities take spotlight in newspaper

As it accepts its fate as a dying hard copy newspaper, the Arizona daily uses a wide banner at the top of the front page to invite their dwindling readership to “Go deeper with digital.” Like a carnival barker, the bold face red print blasts, “Destinations.” “Interactive features.” “Must see video.”  It even invites readers to “join our experts in picking the valley’s favorite places to eat, shop and play.”

The newspaper throws in a plug for its in-house local station, another in the Gannett stable. But there the odd gets odder. “Over TV?” the header asks, “but love (local TV 12 newscasters) Mark, Lin Sue and James?”  Viewers/readers are then invited to watch them on the newspaper’s website. Apparently the folks at the dying newspaper think television is also passé.

True to form there is a front page tale of woe over the fact that “migrants” (read “illegals“) are not offered a green card in the House bill, whereas the Senate 8 Gangster’s bill offers “almost immediate” legal status.  Is that grinding sound the gnashing of reporter Daniel Gonzalez teeth?  

Another front pager by Gonzalez headlines the latest scare tactic — a threat of “food shortages” that could result if amnesty isn’t given to illegals and what he calls “a broken immigration system” isn’t fixed.  How to  keep the country from starving?  Pass “comprehensive immigration reform,” of course.

Then there is the newspaper’s favorite same sex family back to let us know that the men, described as “two gay dads” have adopted more children — bringing the household total to 16 — including the dads. Two pages complete with oversized photos are dedicated to this ongoing coverage.  In case you missed it, the story was also featured on Channel 12 as they describe how they “face the challenges.” The newspaper’s online version covers the report. In 2010, the daily editorially came out in favor of same sex “marriage.”

The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) has two major topics to which it devotes its last gasps: Amnesty for illegals and  ‘gay” issues. If you’re looking for news, the state’s newspaper of record is not the place to find it.

Leftwing agendas abound. News? Nope.

Mueller out; new FBI director confirmed & Update

July 29, 2013

Jeff’s Flakey connections

In a 93 -1 vote, Obama nominee James B. Comey, Jr., 52, has been confirmed as Federal Bureau of Investigations director.  The vote elevates the former Justice Department official to the FBI top post — succeeding Robert Mueller, who is stepping down in September. The director’s term is 10 years.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) had previously expressed concerns over Comey’s approval of a legal memo in 2005 authorizing the use of waterboarding — a technique used to extract crucial information from captured terror suspects. But Leahy cited Comey’s answers at a committee hearing this month, when Comey gave assurances the FBI would not allow “abusive” treatment of prisoners. That pledge should make Americans feel much safer.

The entire final vote can be seen here. One senator, Rand Paul, voted nay. Two senators voted “present’ and four did not vote.


Commenter eubykdisop has done a massive amount of checking into the links between newly confirmed FBI director James B Comey, Jr, and his position on the London-based board of directors of HSBC Holdings — a money laundering banking facility used by international drug cartels and terrorist organizations.

The exposé even includes a troubling link to Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. In the early 1990‘s, Flake was a registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium, a company which operates a mine in Namibia that is among the world’s largest suppliers of the nuclear fuel. He earned between $5,000 and $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm, according to records obtained by National Journal.

Connect the dots. Comey sat on the Board of Directors of HSBC which partners with Kleinwort Benson to run the Hong Kong gold market monopoly. The longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto, and other Rio Tinto officers, came from Kleinwort Benson. Flake was a lobbyist for a uranium mine 69% owned by Rio Tinto and he lobbied for an Arizona land swap deal which benefited Rio Tinto.

Seeing Red AZ has taken the liberty of reposting much of eubykdisop’s compilation of information here:

“The bankrupt Deak & Company’s role in the Hong Kong gold trade was filled by Sharps Pixley Ward, which holds a monopoly over the Hong Kong gold market. Sharps is 49%-owned by the Sharps Pixley subsidiary of British merchant bank Kleinwort Benson and 51%-owned by HSBC. Kleinwort is cozy with the Oppenheimer family’s Rio Tinto, which was founded by the British Matheson family with money generated from opium sales and with help from Schroeder Bank, which also financed Adolph Hitler.”

Well, just how “cozy” is Rio Tinto with HSBC’s 49% partner in the Hong Kong gold market monopoly, Kleinwort Benson?

“OUTGOING RIO TINTO CFO Guy Elliott is to take up an independent non-executive director role with international beer brewery SABMiller, effective from 1 July 2013″.

“Elliott will leave Rio Tinto’s boardroom as the longest-serving director the company has seen…”

“He began his career in 1977 with Kleinwort Benson before joining Rio Tinto in 1980 after gaining an MBA from INSEAD.”

So the longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto came from Kleinwort Benson which is HSBC’s partner in the Hong Kong gold market monopoly.

“Sir David Clementi MA, MBA Director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since 2003. Sir David was chairman of the Audit committee until his retirement at the conclusion of the 2010 annual general meetings. His earlier career was with Kleinwort Benson where he spent 22 years, holding various positions including chief executive and vice chairman.”

“Disputes over the Rossing mine’s Iranian connection have spilled onto the House floor. Another Rio Tinto-owned enterprise, Resolution Copper, has pressed for a federal land-swap in Flake’s home state to mine for copper there. Legislation to enact the exchange passed the House last fall.”

“Flake voted for the land-swap legislation and spoke in favor of it twice. “Many of us have worked for years on this,” he said in one speech. “Jobs will be created. This is a great bill.” Flake did not mention that he once worked as a representative for the Rossing mine, insisting it was “absolutely not” significant and that the proposed Rio Tinto copper mine would create Arizona jobs.”

So Comey sat on the Board of Directors of HSBC which partners with Kleinwort Benson to run the Hong Kong gold market monopoly. The longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto, and other Rio Tinto officers, came from Kleinwort Benson. Flake was a lobbyist for a uranium mine 69% owned by Rio Tinto and he lobbied for an Arizona land swap deal which benefited Rio Tinto.

So the connection goes from Flake, to Rio Tinto, to Kleinwort Benson, to HSBC to James B. Comey, Jr., our new Director of the FBI!

 This network news clip substantiates the information on HSBC:

Phx Council races: Sal DiCiccio deserves your vote

July 29, 2013

Dirty politics front and center

Phoenix City Council elections are right around the corner.  In what appears an attempt to keep voter participation low, early balloting begins August 1, — surely a death knell for active turnout during the extreme heat of a Phoenix summer.

Dirty politics has become more pervasive in the city races in recent years. As we pointed out in this post, District 8 Democrat Kate Gallego has been the subject of vicious race baiting and unconcealed bigotry. She has been referred to as a “white sham candidate in brown face” by Jarrett Maupin, II, a less than upstanding member of the Phoenix black community. His vicious assault on Gallego was compounded by this blatant racism offered in the form of a letter to the editor by former Phoenix City Council member Calvin Goode, who proposes a disturbing scheme of race-based districts. In his letter, he expounds on the impropriety of a “white woman” running in a council district that he says is uniquely black. Gallego is a liberal with union and pro-abortion support, not the type of candidate supported by Seeing Red AZ. However the offensive boorishness of her opponents should not be overlooked.

As despicable as that race is, District 6 Councilman Sal DiCiccio, running for re-election, has been the subject of dishonest hit pieces by his left-of-center opponent Karlene Keogh Parks. DiCiccio is a dedicated reformer, who has been vigilant in exposing union and city excesses and strongly opposes the Phoenix food tax which increased city employee salaries by $137 million paid out in raises since the food tax was passed. The average total compensation for all 14,600 employees is now $105,000. Check out DiCiccio’s “fact checked“ issues here.

In the most deceitful attempt to take DiCiccio down, Keogh Parks’ Democrat supporters — through an independent expenditure campaign — have initiated a cunning and disreputable effort of mailers and auto-dialers intentionally misinforming voters. They have placed maligning campaign signs that resemble DiCiccio’s own along the roadways. City Hall reporter Dustin Gardiner writes the smears may have violated campaign finance laws.  A complaint is being investigated by the AZ Attorney General’s office.

As she asks for your vote, be aware that Karlene Keogh Parks wasn’t interested enough in the City of Phoenix elections to participate in voting herself — repeatedly throwing away her opportunity to cast a ballot.

A supporter of consolidated elections, DiCiccio has wisely made the case that Scottsdale’s voter turnout increased from 15 percent to 85 percent after the city switched to fall elections in the same years as state general elections, a move that has also resulted in savings of more than $100,000. Phoenix, dependent on low voter turnout consisting primarily of city employees and union members has resisted this sound effort.

DiCiccio resides in Ahwatukee Foothills. District 6 also includes Arcadia, the Biltmore area and parts of east Phoenix.

If you live in this bifurcated district, (map) the clear choice is Sal DiCiccio.

McCain campaign muzzled Palin in 2008

July 28, 2013

Palin forbidden from telling the truth about Obama

On The Record’s Greta Van Susteren talks to Sarah Palin who exposes that in her 2008 vice presidential run, she was forbidden from talking about Obama’s relationships with both Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, as well as his job experience.

“I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those ‘elitists,’ those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine, running John McCain’s campaign at the time said that the media would eat us alive if we brought up these things.”

“What that got us, this kind of complacency and self-censoring of a campaign where we weren’t allowed to tell the truth about who this candidate was –- Barack Obama -– what it got us was a list of these scandals,” Palin charged.

McCain and Obama: The Odd Couple

July 28, 2013


Victor and vanquished become affable companions

In yet another reportthis latest version in “AP’s The Big Story” — we are treated to a recitation of the cozy relationship that has blossomed between Barack Obama and John McCain, described as “Washington‘s Odd Couple.” The article states the partnership is “mutually beneficial and carries little risk,” giving further rise to the notion that McCain is serving his last term.

But this “Odd Couple” is not entertaining as were Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon who teamed in the movie — and later, Jack Klugman and Tony Randall in the televised sitcom.

This “real life Odd Couple” takes aim at sovereignty, security, and the American Dream, and it isn’t funny — it’s tragic — not to mention dangerous.

AP Photo/Ron Edmonds

Cochise County Sheriff Dannels ceding authority to feds? & Update

July 27, 2013

Recall of Sheriff Mark Dannels brewing

In an exclusive interview with CochiseTALK.com News, Southern Arizona rancher Ed Ashurst says that if the Cochise County Board of Supervisors doesn’t reverse its recent vote on allowing the deputizing of federal agents for work as “peace officers” on the border in Cochise County, there is a strong likelihood of a recall movement aimed at fledgling Sheriff Mark Dannels, whom he calls a pawn in a Federal power grab — a role predecessor Larry Dever refused to accept. Ashurst says “the numbers are growing by the hundreds every hour” to “fight to the death” against the agreement, for which he says Border Patrol wrote the wording, and allows deputized Border Patrol Agents to be able to arrest American citizens.

Listen to the complete and disturbing interview HERE. (Ignore the loud noise at the beginning, it soon subsides.)

Archived blog posts on the Federal Observer by Ed Ashurst can be read here.


Sheriff Dannels Rescinds Provisional Cross-Certification:

Greetings to my fellow citizens,

It has been brought to my attention that some have found great difficulty in the provisional cross-certification granted to our recently delegated Border Patrol agents assigned to our Regional Border Team. In contrast, others have expressed their support regarding this action.After meeting with those for and against, it appears a division within the ranching community has been created.

As I have expressed to you, the primary purpose of the regional border team is to enhance your quality of life and provide you some relief with issues that are directly related to the border.

After meeting with leadership and members of the Regional Border Team, it was agreed upon that it is best to not divide our ranching community over this issue, but embrace our Regional Border Team’s mission that serves to enhance our ranching community. As of this time, the provisional cross-certification to our Border Patrol Agents assigned to this team has been rescinded.

The Regional Border Team will continue in partnership utilizing our expertise and resources to help bring awareness and enforcement to those that consciously choose to violate our freedoms and liberties.

As a member of the Southwest Border Sheriffs, Western Border Sheriffs, National Sheriffs Association, Border Security Committee, the Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats, and your Sheriff, I will continue to be a voice regarding our border issues.

Mark Dannels

Cochise County Sheriff