Radicals determined to take joy out of holidays

November 30, 2019

…as anarchists and their climate change theology rev up

Headlines blasted economic doom and gloom citing lower numbers of Black Friday sale shoppers in stores, while short-shrifting the fact that on-line sales have burgeoned. The anti-Trump media would like Americans to think the economy is collapsing, when just the opposite is true. Fortune.com reports the stock market has hit19 new highs in 2019.

Americans were reported to have spent a record $4.4 billion online on Thanksgiving Day alone. Nearly half of those purchases were purchased on smartphones, up 19 percent from last year.  Online spending for Black Friday is estimated at $7.4 billion this year — which doesn’t reflect the masses of shoppers who shopped in person.

The excellent economic news had no bearing on radical climate change activists such as those associated with eco-protest group Extinction Rebellion (XR) or kept them from inciting disruptions. The aim of the group which claims to have chapters in dozens of countries is to create chaos surrounding their core issue of climate change. The fact that the matter remains up for debate within the scientific community, many unequivocally asserting climate fluctuation is cyclical,* is of no consequence to the disrupters, who have staged public “die ins,” shut down airports, roadways, bridges and shopping centers, while endangering public safety.

Arrests are not an inconvenience for XR activists, rather they are part of the plan, as one of the organizers stated, “Our aim is creating a law and order crisis that the state can no longer really contain.”

Its maniacal tactic is to declare the absolute correctness of unproven issues and use it to create mayhem and social unrest. Their hope is their goal of anarchy will follow.

This NASA Science site which we have previously referred to is now accompanied by a disclaimer: “This page is kept for historical purposes, but the content is no longer actively updated.” Dissent has been silenced as further evidenced by search engines that have now obliterated all but prevailing opinion.

A strident Swedish teenage climate activist who insulted the President of the United States, encouraged worldwide student school strikes for climate and blasted United Nations representatives with her “How Dare You” speech — threatening, “We will not let you get away with this…we will never forgive you” — has won. It has yet to be explained how she was able to address the United Nations.

The issue has been hijacked by anarchists and a brash teen afflicted with Asperger Syndrome who is the daughter of an opera singer and an actor. She is mysteriously financed and does not appear to attend school — yet she commands international attention as she issues threats and accuses the U.S. and industrialized nations of “stealing my dreams.” Hatred of America, the most generous nation on the planet, is a guaranteed attention grabber.


Dems embrace impeachment to their own detriment

November 29, 2019

The Thanksgiving weekend provides us a much needed respite from the political chaos as congress is on break and many of the rest of us are enjoying family time.

Today we provide our readers with a column by David Limbaugh, titled,Democrats Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” detailing how their radical agenda, focused on their obsession with removing President Donald Trump from office is backfiring on them.

Limbaugh correctly assesses the situation with these words, “For all their smugness about Trump’s imminent demise and the superiority of their “enlightened” policy positions, they have an uphill battle going into 2020, which is partly attributable to their arrogant dismissal of the rest of the nation and partly to Trump’s policy successes.”

You’ll be wiser for reading this excellent column.

H/T The Patriot Post

George Washington’s Thanksgiving proclamation, & the newspaper’s negative emphasis

November 28, 2019

On this Thanksgiving day we reflect on the many blessings we enjoy as citizens of this great nation, and wish the abundant bounties of this uniquely American holiday to each and every one of our readers. 

George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation:

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best. Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

But wait! In case you become too comfortable with faith and tradition on this day of Thanksgiving, the barely surviving Arizona Republic newspaper runs a full page editorial titled, “Faith, family and old traditions are in decline in America,” questioning whether “a holiday that embodies all can survive our modern world?” It carries the names of the entire editorial board, editorial page editor Phil Boas and executive editor, Greg Burton.

Today’s issue also alerts us to Thanksgiving being “celebrated” as a “National Day of Mourning” by United Native Indians of New England who have been holding this “solemn day of Remembrance” since 1970, at Portsmouth, Massachusetts — where the Pilgrims landed, survived hardships and celebrated the first Thanksgiving, sharing their bounty with the native tribes.

AZ Republic’s circulation in deep decline

November 27, 2019

Newspaper’s plunge among steepest for Gannett papers

The acquisition of Gannett, publisher of USA Today and other papers, by GateHouse Media was supposed to provide a lifeline to the faltering news conglomerate.

Instead, of the 200 daily newspapers at the newly merged Gannett Co. that file print circulation numbers publicly, more than 80% are losing circulation at a faster rate than the national average and 10% are declining at twice that rate or more, according to a Business Journal analysis.

Among the largest Gannett-owned publications, The Arizona Republic has suffered one of the steepest declines, with a two-year circulation drop of 30.3% since 2017.

The failing, Hillary-endorsing Republic’s 2019 print circulation has plunged below 100,000 to 99,456.

The Business Journal’s analysis of the past two years’ worth of circulation data filed with the Alliance for Audited Media could provide clues as to which newspapers Gannett may target with staff cuts, closures or potential mergers with other publications. Earlier this month, the $1.2 billion merger of Virginia-based Gannett and New York-based New Media Holdings Group was completed, forming the nation’s largest newspaper conglomerate.

The new Gannett is reported to be under intense pressure from shareholders to fulfill its pledge to cut $300 million in expenses. The likelihood is that it will ax its most under-performing newspapers.

The current Arizona Republic, fueled by Trump-hatred and a dedication to insulting its remaining readers, is a skeletal model of it’s former self, but its radically left content remains uncompromisingly robust.

This morning’s edition of the pre-Thanksgiving front page is dominated by an oversize photo and article hailing the teaching of a new version of what is termed “the myth of Thanksgiving.” Young children at “some” Arizona schools are not learning about the interaction between the Mayflower pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and the native American tribes, but are being taught about “native culture” and “indigenous identity.” In line with the Republic’s offensive notion that only ethnic minorities can cover their own cultures, the report is written by the newspaper’s “indigenous affairs reporter.”

This unprofitable albatross is writing its own obit.

Border wall gets a push from Kush

November 26, 2019

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s influential senior adviser and son-in-law, is reportedly now in charge of expediting construction of America’s much needed border wall. The president has been met with resistance in implementing his popular campaign promise, as Democrat House leadership has repeatedly withheld funds necessary for completion of what they derisively refer to as “Trump‘s wall.”

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) which has dedicated forty years to exposing the loopholes in our immigration system, supports President Trump’s efforts to restore the rule of law and make legal immigration work for America.

The Trump Administration Immigration Accomplishments are detailed in this timeline. FAIR’s website contains a wealth of information that we recommend bookmarking for updated facts that you won’t get from MSM sources committed to leaving us vulnerable via an open border.

Crime and corruption, which permeate Mexico and Central America continually make their way across our southern border — with the support of Dem lawmakers who view the criminal invaders as a reliable, burgeoning voting bloc. 

Even admittedly left-wing NPR was forced to acknowledge that the number of journalists killed in Mexico reached ‘Historical High.’

For the security of our nation, it is imperative we expose the truth and reelect President Trump, whom the left has been committed to impeaching since he took his oath of office January 20, 2017.

Deafening silence re: ailing Ginsburg: lynchpin to impeachment

November 25, 2019

Urgency to oust Pres. Trump hinges on SCOTUS

The old adage, “No news is good news,” takes on a decidedly different meaning as it relates to far leftist Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a former ACLU lawyer.

This optimistic press release regarding the health of the 86-year-old has not been updated since Friday, November 23, 2019. At the time it noted Ginsburg was expected to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning.

Today is Monday. Although sporadic far left news sources report she has been “released from the hospital,” there has been no official update. The grimmer reality points to an aged, seriously ailing justice and the desperate Democrats trying to beat the clock, by taking down Republican President Trump before he could name a third justice to the high court. 

Ailing Ginsburg revs up impeachment contrivance

November 24, 2019

At their core — assuming they have one — Democrat politicos know President Donald Trump has done nothing to warrant impeachment. They’ve used every trick in the book, from bogus Russian and Chinese collusion, to Ukrainian quid pro quo dealings, which recently morphed into Godfather-like “extortion and bribery,” after deciding to “ditch the Latin,” in a futile effort to gain traction in their attempts to oust the duly elected Republican President. Nothing sticks, because there is no ‘there,’ there.

Adding urgency to their deception, the Dems are up against an 86-year old ticking time bomb whose fuse is primed to ignite. Former ACLU lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by Bill Clinton. Her 1993 senate confirmation vote was nearly unanimous, with only three Republicans voting in opposition. When it suited his purpose, John McCain claimed to be pro-life. Ginsburg clearly was not, McCain voted in support of her confirmation.

Ginsburg has never hidden her contempt for the U.S. Constitution, as evidenced by this 2012 suggestion (brief video) to Egyptian revolutionaries.

Nearing 90, she has undergone repeated, serious bouts of lung, stomach and pancreatic cancers requiring surgeries and lengthy radiation treatments. Earlier this month, she missed Supreme Court oral arguments due to a stomach infection and previously, due to broken ribs suffered in a fall.

Ginsburg was initially evaluated Friday at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was then admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after experiencing what was described as “chills and fever,” where she received intravenous antibiotics and fluids, according to this Nov. 23, Supreme Court press release that minimizes the severity of her condition — though serious enough to require a change of hospitals.

Ginsburg passed on retirement during Obama’s administration, opting to be replaced by Hillary, a major miscalculation in which conservatives can rejoice. Since the election of President Trump, she has clung to the SCOTUS seat by her fingernails rather than grant him the opportunity to make a third appointment to the high court after Neil Gorsuch (2017) and Brett Kavanaugh (2018) provided a 5-4 Republican majority on the court.

On Nov. 8, 2019 SRAZ wrote,Trump impeachment driven by specter of Ruthless Court.“ If you haven’t read it, you need to. If you did, it’s well worth reviewing. It provides the backstory to the impeachment urgency.

Suicidal Arizona Republic committed to its own demise

November 23, 2019

Dying newspapers can be resuscitated, but only if…..

The death of print newspapers cannot simply be dismissed as a result of digital editions winning over readers. The demise is directly related to increasingly leftward skew, as evidenced by the anti-Trump Arizona Republic’s admission that its 2016 editorial page presidential endorsement of scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton resulted in angry calls and dropped subscriptions.

At the time, editorial page editor Phil Boas was quoted as saying:

“It’s been crazy around here. We’re getting a lot of reaction both locally and national. I don’t believe true readers of the editorial page are surprised by this at all, because over the past year we have been writing scathing, scalding articles about Donald Trump.”

Differing opinions are one thing. Admissions of writing “scathing, scalding articles,” qualifies as agenda, not news. Continually insulting the intelligence of the readers the newspaper needs to stay afloat is antithetical to survival. Clinging to a virulent anti-Trump stance in Arizona, which gave all of its electoral votes to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, is not only folly, it qualifies as suicidal.

The failing newspaper has not only shrunken in size, but has dramatically reduced content. A recent edition consisted of two sections — the 20-page news section was one-third ads, with those for hearing aids, aimed at its aged readers taking the largest slice of the pie. The rest included pages of purchased content. ie: comics, puzzles, an advice column and celeb birthdays, a full “weather page,” and pages of movie times, reviews and TV listings. The good news is the sports section, where obituaries are now oddly relegated, had not a single obit, indicating either no one died in all of Arizona, or paying by the word for farewells to loved ones exceeds the budget of many bereaved families. In a classic case of irony at the dying newspaper, exorbitantly priced obits take up the slack of lost subscriptions.

The latest news about news emanates from Bloomberg, headlined,Newspaper Publisher McClatchy Teeters Near Bankruptcy.” The publisher, weighed down by pension obligations and debt, could file for bankruptcy within the next year, according to analysts. The company faces a mandatory $124 million contribution to its pension plan in 2020 which it cannot afford to honor.

Another article from Detroit discloses,Free Press owner Gannett plays down fears of massive layoffs as deal closes,” points to the escalating problems being faced by the far left print dailies. Taking radically rigid political positions is their hemlock, but they still keep swigging. McClatchy recently decided to end the Saturday print editions of all its newspapers starting next year — a foolish move since the weekend gives remaining readers more time with a cup of coffee and a tangible newspaper.

Poynter.org reports that the newly merged GateHouse/Gannett is considering discontinuing the print edition of USA Today, a couple of pages of which have been used to give heft to the anorexic AZ Republic According this Nov. 19, edition of MarketWatch, the Gatehouse acquisition of Gannett hasn’t kept them from disastrous losses. Layoffs are still expected, causing the remaining staff to vote to unionize.

There Is actually a simple solution to stay afloat, keep subscribers, replace those who fled and retain actual reporters who have been replaced by subpar student interns, sans editors, content to work for a byline.

The prototype for newspaper success? Commit to unbiased reporting and stop insulting subscribers. Once they’re gone, they’ll never return.

AZ 2020 Congressional spoiler alert: The field widens

November 22, 2019

Another candidate intent on handing GOP held seats over to radical leftists

If you’ve never heard of Tom Lewellen, join the crowd. The murky political waffler is currently running as a registered Independent in his effort to unseat five-term CD-6 Republican U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, a respected finance and tax policy expert. Lewellen is nothing if not inventive, having started his own political party, ‘CIVIL Governance,’ titling himself, Executive Director. Ballotpedia has his error laden survey responses which reek of Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’ socialist redistribution of wealth. His campaign is based on distrust of our government.

Announced Democrats include: Anita Malik, who lost in 2018, unknowns Karl Gentles and Stephanie Rimmer and opportunistic carpet-bagger Hiral Tipirneni, who relinquished her medical license under pressure, yet continued to portray herself as a medical doctor — including wearing scrubs and a stethoscope in her last cycle ads. She failed in both of her challenges to U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko in 2018, in the special election and the general, running at that time in CD 8, across the valley. Tipirneni does not reside in the district in which she is now running. Democrat Gentles has a novel way of introducing himself, self-describing on his website in these words:

“Karl a longtime supporter of Democrats and Democratic campaigns, from interning on former Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt’s presidential campaign to running city council campaigns to supporting President Obama. He also served as a staff assistant for Senator John McCain in 1989. Karl credits the Senator for showing him that politics is less about ideology and party and more about building coalitions and doing what is right regardless of those factors.”

Seeing Red AZ has previously written about Daniel McCarthy, (here, here, and here,) a 34-year-old lacking any relevant experience, but carrying a super-charged ego, even naming his campaign “Demand Daniel.” His mission is to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Martha McSally.  McCarthy is his own major campaign contributor. President Trump has unequivocally endorsed McSally, a former combat pilot and the first woman to lead a fighter squadron into a war zone. She also served as a two-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Incumbent Sen. McSally is being challenged by heavily financed, Soros-supported Democrat Mark “Mr. Gabby Giffords” Kelly, who, based on fundraising alone, is considered formidable as he runs for a seat national Democrats are salivating over. Hypocrite Kelly, a close Obama associate, is a gun confiscator for the rest of us, though not himself.

Efforts to lure Arizona Republican voters who are currently being represented in Washington, D.C. by well qualified GOP incumbents will end in disaster, giving the edge to Democrats who will turn our state into a deep blue, Democrat bastion. Don’t be fooled by novice political slicksters. If we lose the Senate, President Trump will not get any of his judicial nominees confirmed. Another Supreme Court vacancy is expected soon. 

A vote for an upstart candidate over a solid incumbent is guaranteeing a seat lost to the Democrats, something we will live to regret.

Impeachment farce causes java desperation

November 21, 2019

Slippery Trump-despiser Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, obviously afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, embarrassed himself during the interminable, farcical impeachment effort intended to undo an election Democrats refuse to accept. Despite his testimony that he has never spoken directly with President Trump, Vindman admitted to advising his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, on how to comport himself in his communication with Trump.

But it was Emma Dumain, a congressional reporter with McClatchy News, who stole the spotlight. Tilting her head back, she made sure she was getting every last drop of her coffee — to ensure she stayed awake listening to insubordinate Vindman’s partisan blather.

Watch her in action:

H/T Colin Jones