Haven’t we been down this Phoenix street before?

June 20, 2020

Destruction and renaming: Hallmarks of the left

America’s historic monuments are being toppled by the suddenly aggrieved. The calculatingly offended not only find Civil War memorials offensive, but also 1492 New World explorer Christopher Columbus and America’s first president, George Washington.

Washington was recently vandalized and brought down in Portland, Oregon along with a burning American flag and spray painted words “genocidal colonist.” The latest manipulative neutering is that certain street names, now considered offensive, have to go.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a Democrat, profits from those she refers to as “the community,” being in a froth. If they don’t know they’re offended, she’ll gladly inform them. Ginning up perpetual aggrievement is the latest trend in garnering votes, as incongruously wearing victimization in the land of the free has replaced pride in citizenship.

The latest gambit is to replace the names of Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street. Thanks to a policy change rammed through in 2017 by then-Mayor, now Congressman Greg Stanton (CD-9). The Democrat  did so despite objections of property owners, who preferred the historic name and opposed being forced to update the address listed on their driver’s licenses, legal documents, passports, bank accounts, connected to all credit cards and bills, including mortgages and utilities.

Stanton was following in the footsteps of then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, another Democrat, who in 2008 forced through the renaming of landmark Squaw Peak, a popular mid-Phoenix mountain known for its hiking trails. Bypassing the normal process she ramrodded the name Piestewa Peak, commemorating Lori Piestewa the as the first American Indian woman to die in combat in 2003 while serving in the armed forces in Iraq. Her actual heritage was half Hopi and half Mexican, which is stifled as less compelling.

Democrats are on a mission to effect change regardless of the merit or consequences. Disgracefully lacking in knowledge of American history it wouldn’t be surprising if the next monument they demolish is President Andrew Jackson, a Southerner who instituted policies that resulted in the forced migration of Native Americans. He also founded the Democrat Party.


SCOTUS hurls more havoc at besieged USA

June 19, 2020

Transgenderism given cover of normalcy, illegals magically legalized

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court many of us were proclaiming as turning a corner with two Trump appointees, veered off, instead, into unbridled legal hinterlands.

While Americans are staggering in the wake of a deadly pandemic and cities under siege as marauding bands of thugs use the deaths of now martyred criminals to loot, plunder, demand defunding of police and tear down historic monuments, we are told by the Supremes that we must redefine sexuality.

It’s a load worthy of mythical Atlas, who bore the sky aloft. But instead of a Greek titan of legend, it will be us and future generations who will have to hoist this absurdity.

Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz does as fine a job as we’ve seen explaining what was just thrown at us in this 6-3 opinion in which Justice Neil Gorsuch turned John Robertsish and voted with the court’s liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, caving to the ACLU legal team. Pres. Trump’s other Supreme Court appointee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, joined Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas in dissenting.

Read Horowitz’ “SCOTUS decision redefining sexuality will wreak havoc on society.”

Want even more? Horowitz also provides this earlier overview: “Conservatives get massacred by fake ‘conservative’ SCOTUS.”

Legal scholar Mark Levin weighed in on the Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of Univ. of California case, in which the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that DHS’ rescission of DACA was “arbitrary and capricious.” Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, were in the minority as Chief Justice Roberts once again joined with the liberals.

Levin asserted “this week the Supreme Court did more damage to the rule of law and the Constitution than the rioters in the streets.”

Chief Justice John Roberts shiftily contended that “the dispute before the Court is not whether DHS may rescind DACA. All parties agree that it may. The dispute is instead primarily about the procedure the agency followed in doing so.”

DACA is the facile acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program thrust upon us as an executive action by Barack Obama in 2012. DACA worked hand-in-hand with another scam known as the D.R.E.A.M. Act. The acronym stood for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. It was introduced as S.1291. The 2002 bill was drafted before the speech police ruled the words “illegal” and “alien” unacceptable, so they were used extensively throughout the bill.

Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion asserted that the majority decision “must be recognized for what it is: an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision.

Renown former Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes is quoted as saying, “The longing for certainty is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion.”


Democrats presiding over crime will reelect Pres. Trump

June 18, 2020

Video surveillance shows the unthinkable, but there is hope

Our astute readers have likely seen this shocking video, but it’s worth viewing again. As the chants of “Black Lives Matter,” accompany violence, arson and thuggery across the nation, dividing us as never before, watch as Rashid Brimmage, 31, slams a 92-year-old in the face as he casually passes her on a Manhattan sidewalk in the mid-afternoon. The victim is knocked to the ground, hitting her head on a fire hydrant. 

Brimmage, a recidivist sex offender, who has previously been arrested 104 times and released onto the streets under the lenient judicial system in the democrat run city and state of New York has every reason to be secure in the knowledge that there are no consequences for his brutal actions. He is emblematic of what democrats have to offer.

Pimping for what they insultingly miscalculate as the majority of minority voters, who also want safe neighborhoods, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced his plans to cut the police budget. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for state employees. 

The good news is that President Trump is winning the information battle. Conservative Americans — and moderate Americans who want law and order — can’t wait to vote against defunding the police, rioting and appeasement. The Silent Majority is being roused again. 

One of the best political commentaries we’ve read is just out this morning on Townhall. “This Leftist Tantrum Is an Information Operation and Trump Is Winning It,” by Kurt Schlichter.

Do yourself a favor and read it. It will make your day.


Radical AZ Republic promotes obliterating history

June 17, 2020

Always on a mission to change America, the radicals in charge at the gasping-its-last breaths, Hillary endorsing Arizona Republic, aren’t content with indulging the reprehensible riots, looting, arson and missions to defund the police. The latest gem pulled from its seemingly never ending negative view of America, is a push to remove historical monuments.

History is exactly that. It catalogues what came before the present, blemishes as well as spectacular events. History was never meant to be a facade of the optimum, but a catalogue of what brought us to the present. In America, that’s a beacon of hope so magnificent that people give up all they have in their homes of origin to start anew in a land of freedom. We have always welcomed those who legally access our generous immigration process. The newspaper is a strident advocate for the lawless who breech our southern border and later crowd our legal system, as their lawlessness continues following their illegal entry.

Now it has a new tactic to upend America. On the front page is an editorial passing as a news report, headlined, “Calls growing to remove confederate monument,” citing “community leaders,” attempting to pressure Gov. Doug Ducey to remove a plaque. Those who still read the bile-spewing newspaper know that’s code-speak for whichever minority community or Democrat carries the specific message of the moment. It reliably turns to the vicious purveyors of hate at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to bolster its arguments.

Joy Pullmann, writing for the Federalist does a first-rate job of exposing the contemptible tactics used by the SPLC, in5 Reasons The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Hate-Mongering Scam.” Due to its importance, it is our major link today.  Please read it.

History provides context for today and tomorrow. Obliterating it is identical to the job Winston Smith had in George Orwell’s prophetic best selling book “1984” published in 1949:

Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party.

Though we conservatives are “unpersons” to the media extremists, our voice remains strong. It’s imperative we continue to use it.


John McCain outed as actual Russian colluder

June 16, 2020

It’s been nearly two years since John McCain was laid to rest following three funerals. Though he and his surrogates created and burnished the glowing legacy he desired, Arizonans who were paying attention were all too aware of his decades of deception. In 2014, GOP elected state committeemen voted overwhelmingly to censure McCain.

A devious man, McCain obtained political prominence through his good fortune to have been born into a family where his father and grandfather were U.S. Naval Admirals, enabling him to be granted admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he graduated near the bottom of his class. An inattentive pilot, he crashed three jets. His recklessness was responsible for the deadly fire aboard the USS Forrestal. Following his return to his family after his capture during the Vietnam War, he abandoned them to marry beer heiress Cindy Hensley, nearly 20 years his junior.

His well-connected new father-in-law shepherded McCain into politics in Arizona. It was in the U.S. Senate, running as a Republican but colluding with Democrats, and repeatedly advocating on behalf of illegal immigration, that he stuck a shiv through the ribs of the American people with his last official act (stunning 19 sec. video) as he voted with the Democrats against the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare.

Extremely jealous and known for his raging temper, even publicly aimed at his wife, vindictive McCain never recovered from the fact that non-politician Donald Trump easily won the presidency, which eluded him in 2000 and 2008. So jealous was he of conservative businessman Trump that he announced neither he nor his family would vote for the eventual president in 2016. Vengeful McCain tried to taint Trump by claiming he had Russian ties though he knew that to be false as he maliciously hand-carried a fictitious “dossier,” paid for by the DNC to then-FBI Director James Comey.

McCain cultivated and maintained longstanding ties to Socialist billionaire George Soros, and generous funder, who holds sovereign borders in contempt and influenced McCain’s open borders stance.

It is with this memory-jogging background, we urge our readers to read,Something From John McCain’s Past Just Came Back to Haunt Barack Obama,” which SRAZ would have titled, “McCain outed as the actual Russian colluder.”


Joe Biden: Deserving of pity, but not the presidency

June 15, 2020

Joe Biden is past the point of ridicule for his political inanities. He’s not well and is showing obvious signs of cognitive decline. Never eloquent, and previously known for his absurd gaffes, his speech has now become incoherent.

The problem is, this pathetic man is the Democrat Party’s nominee for the demanding job of the U.S. Presidency.

Last week, Biden was once again seen struggling to put together a cogent sentence, finally giving up and stammering, “I don’t know.” This occurred during a roundtable discussion in Philadelphia dealing with reopening the economy amid the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s one of the few times he’s been out of his home basement bunker. Even there, as he attempts to read from prepared scripts, he bungles his remarks.

This previous compilation isn’t funny though fellow Democrat Cory Booker was moved to laughter:

Under any circumstances, President Donald J. Trump deserves reelection. With this mentally frail man as his challenger, it becomes a critical imperative.


Chaos reigns in Atlanta following police shooting

June 14, 2020

Leftist politics and race in forefront as white officer who acted in self defense has been terminated

As violence overtakes sectors of Atlanta after a police confrontation ended in the death of intoxicated Rayshard Brooks, police chief Erika Shields resigned. Abandoning the city’s officers in a time of unrest, the openly gay chief issued this bizarre statement, “Our posture in Atlanta is one of tolerance, It’s the birthplace of civil rights.”

What exactly she tolerates was left unclear. Brooks, who failed a field sobriety test, then grabbed the officer’s Taser, an incapacitating device. The threat of Brooks using the Taser to facilitate going for the officer’s gun was compelling enough that the officer fired, killing Brooks.

Brooks’ family, realizing that he is of more value dead than alive, immediately hired a team of three black lawyers who held a lengthy, nationally televised, news conference.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, acting as judge and jury announced at a press briefing Saturday evening that she did not believe the shooting was a “justified use of deadly force,” and called for the “immediate termination of the officer” who shot the Taser-armed Brooks.

This incident originated in a Wendy’s restaurant drive-thru lane, when others in line reported Brooks sleeping in his car impeding their ability to order and receive their purchases. It didn’t take long for swiftly assembled protesters to arrive on scene, initially slashing the tires of police cruisers. Their violence rapidly escalated as they set fire to cars parked outside the restaurant and then torching Wendy’s. News reports described the mob cheered while the building, situated precariously close to a gas station, became engulfed in flames.

Protests also took place at police precincts around Atlanta, as I-75 and I-85 were shut down by the thugs.

Mayor Bottoms, a Democrat who presides over a sanctuary city for illegals, and came out as an early Joe Biden supporter, won the mayoral race in 2017, after receiving only 26% of votes in a crowded field. She then defeated a fellow City Councilwoman in the subsequent runoff election.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution newspaper exposed Bottoms’ illegal hiring practices following her election.

Crime is rampant in the “tolerant” city of Atlanta, where the chances of becoming a victim of violent crime are 1 in 125. In the state as a whole, the number is 1 in 306. The statistics can be seen here.


Monumental fail as monuments fall

June 13, 2020

Obliterating our past falsely sanitizes our present and makes a mockery of our future

Paraphrasing President John Adams, history is a stubborn thing. It is what it is, a revealing reflection of all aspects of the past — a teacher like no other.

Students of history know that though societal mores change over time, they remain the foundation of what we strive for as an improved present. Tearing down statues is the reprehensible equivalent of Nazi book burning. Renaming military bases, the latest obsession of the left, is insanity based in ignorance. There is even a movement to alter the full name of northeastern Rhode Island, which few outside of the nation’s smallest state, founded in 1636, have ever heard and has nothing to do with slavery.

The anti-white hatred, fueled by the needless death of a man with a lengthy criminal history, has even found a foothold in England, where radical protesters, deceptively described in the press as “far-right” are attempting to remove statues including that of WWII heroic Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It has previously been defaced with the word, “racist,”by the historically ignorant. Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson correctly called it “absurd and shameful” that the monuments were at risk.

Do yourself a favor and readThe Monumental Campaign to #CancelAmerica,by conservative author and commentator Michelle Malkin. Her words represent reason in a sea of cultural absurdity and are definitely worth your time.


Lawlessness takes root in Dem run cities & Update

June 12, 2020

America’s education establishment, controlled by Leftists, bears responsibility      

As Antifa political thugs take over American cities rioting, looting and now toppling historic monuments, it’s important to recognize that many ot the anarchists who align with the group identify as communists and socialists. Yet their goal far supersedes advancing a political agenda. Instead, they are committed to obliterating those they consider fascists, — mainstream American citizens, often conservative Republicans.

Under-educated in today‘s far left public schools, they abhor law enforcement, our legal system and public institutions, and justify using violence to prevent law abiding Americans from exercising such constitutionally enshrined First Amendment rights as free speech or public assembly. As far back as 2016, the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities asdomestic terrorist violence.”

Many are young, members of Generation Z, lacking memory of events we considered transformative, such as September 11, 2001 and not having it, or basic American history included in school curriculum. In seizing six city blocks of Seattle, (Hannity video) including the now abandoned police department, which they have renamed CHAZ* (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) the mob is now in control. 

Their List of Demands is preposterous, illustrating their abysmal lack of understanding the fundamentals of what has made America a beacon of hope since the Declaration of Independence was ratified on July 4, 1776.

Though many Americans are riveted, watching the raw hubris exemplified by aggression and hostility to what has made America great, focus should be directed to the fundamental causes.  Teachers unions have been donors to the radical left for decades and the proliferation of fatherless homes have corresponded to the increase in crime.

To more fully comprehend the depth of the left’s tentacles into the educational demise, read the enlightening,Witness to Public Schools Brainwashing,” posted on American Greatness. It’s an outstanding insight.

*As of June 14, 2020, the lawless area has been renamed Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) by the mobsters who have not only not been forcibly removed from the 6-block area, but the city of Seattle has caved in to their outrageous demands providing no inducement to leave. Instead of removing these lawless squatters, the radical leftist city leaders, whose priorities are skewed, have brought in portable toilets and are supplying them with free food, as businesses in the multi-block area remain shuttered and their owners suffer.


UCLA Prof dismissed: denied black students grading leniency

June 11, 2020

Although Arizona abuts the state of California where the university system is under the direction of rabid leftist Janet Napolitano — formerly an appalling Arizona governor — don’t expect to see this astonishing story covered in the hemorrhaging subscriptions Arizona Republic. It doesn’t fit the narrative.

The UK’s Daily Mail, approximately 5,300 miles away, gave it prominence, since it is so outlandish as to warrant extensive coverage.

According to the Daily Mail, “The saga unfolded after students, who described themselves as ‘non-black allies,’ wrote to accounting professor Gordon Klein at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, asking him to effectively cancel final exams for their black peers given the current civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The students demanded a ‘no-harm’ final exam intended to boost students’ grades, insisted on shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

They absurdly wrote, in light of recent “traumas, we have been placed in a position where we must choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter.”

“We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option,” they wrote. They followed the message up with threats.

 Prof. Klein replied, denying their request for special treatment. Read the entire article. including the petition signed by 20,000 students demanding his dismissal. The school complied, placing Prof. Klein on involuntary leave after students condemned him with the ultimate slur of being a “racist.”  He’s taught at the school for 39 years without incident, but that was before mob rule following the clearly unnecessary death of George Floyd, a career criminal, (rap sheets) who has morphed into a worshiped martyr.