Ducey flexes muscle, makes judicial appointments just prior to leaving office

December 31, 2022

After needlessly expanding the Arizona Supreme Court and putting two close friends in black robes, Gov. Doug Ducey, on his way out of his ninth-floor office door, has expanded both divisions of the Arizona Court of Appeals. He appointed Michael Catlett, Anni Foster, and Daniel Kiley to Division I. Ducey also appointed Lacey Stover Gard, Michael Kelly, and Christopher O’Neil to Division II. These vacancies were newly and superfluously created by the addition of three at-large appellate seats on each division of the Arizona Courts of Appeals. The Arizona Judicial branch describes the court duties.

Read Ducey’s December 29, 2022 news release announcing his appointments, along with the new judge’s bios, before it disappears. He will be replaced by incoming democrat Katie Hobbs, who will be inaugurated along with other state officials Jan. 5, 2023.

In his statement, Ducey inanely states, “These new judges will provide the much needed resources for the Court of Appeals to handle its growing caseload as more and more people choose Arizona as a place to live, work, and start a business…”  The fact is, Court of Appeals judges working in three-judge panels, without juries, are not corporate lawyers. They deal with both civil and criminal Superior Court cases that are appealed to a higher court for additional review. What Ducey more appropriately should have added is that the state’s open border is a gateway for criminals illegally invading our state, who commit additional crimes once here and are clogging our legal system.

Anni Foster, appointed to Division I, previously dropped out of the race for Maricopa County Attorney after Rachel Mitchell, a former County Attorney’s Office Division Chief was initially appointed and was then elected, to fill the seat vacated by problem plagued Allister Adel, 45, heralded as the first female county attorney. Adel died unexpectedly. Ducey’s general counsel, Foster was fortunate when Ducey ensured her future employment appointing her to the Court of Appeals. She won’t have to campaign since judges are on a retention ballot.


Heart-tugging report misses its mark as “victim” caused her own woes

December 30, 2022

Misplaced sympathy encourages more government dependency

It wasn’t much of a surprise to see the local newspaper take up the cause of a “single mother” with three children who whines “the tuition tax credit isn’t frivolous for parents like me.” Karla Garcia is described as “parenting an 11-year-old, a four-year-old and a new baby boy alone while putting myself through college.”

Garcia is given aid and comfort by the newspaper as she describes the situation she brought about, worrying about putting food on the table. When she got pregnant three times, it’s a good bet she wasn’t thinking about feeding her growing brood. Why would she, when she gets benefits she can’t afford paid for by Arizona taxpayers who prudently limit their family size and opt to take a path where they earn money that is confiscated in taxes to subsidize her outside the mainstream lifestyle. The majority of those funding Karla Garcia and her boys, got educated first, found jobs, got married and then had their children. Garcia wants the rest of us to underwrite her risky choices. The children, none of whom have fathers mentioned in the report, are the innocent victims of their mother’s erratic decisions.

She deserves no sympathy, but her young children deserve a mother who acts responsibly.

Message to those who idolize Anthony Fauci, put him on a pedestal

December 29, 2022

He doesn’t get impressed by that…never has

Dr. Fauci, 82, hasn’t seen a patient since he made rounds as a resident in medical school. He is the highest paid government employee, earning more than the U.S. President.

His wife, Christine Grady, was his boss at the National Institutes of Health…a very chummy relationship.

“While I am moving on from my current positions, I am not retiring,” Fauci said in a statement. “After more than 50 years of government service, I plan to pursue the next phase of my career while I still have so much energy and passion for my field.”

Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, who oversees Fauci’s department, said Fauci’s decision is one “we all knew would eventually come but hoped never would.” Many Americans disagree. U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, MD (R-KS) received Dr. Anthony Fauci’s unredacted FY2020 financial disclosures. The release followed a heated Senate exchange between Fauci and Sen. Marshall which concluded with Fauci calling the senator, who is also a physician, a “moron.”

Forbes previously published, “No, Fauci’s Records Aren’t Available Online. Why Won’t NIH Immediately Release Them?”

This 2001 National File photo shows Fauci and his left-wing pals.

Slippery Biden: A retrospective

December 28, 2022

H/T RNC Research

Did former VP Mike Pence file to run for President in 2024?

December 27, 2022

Although his spokesman denies his intention to run, Mike Pence for President is posted on the Federal Election Commission website. It was filed December 26, 2022. His chances of winning the GOP nomination following his public battles with President Donald Trump are nil.

Real Clear Politics (RCP), which aggregates major polls, shows Joe Biden running negative in all categories, from his job approval rating to the direction of the county.

Conservative voters are unlikely to support Pence, a Trump antagonist. RCP shows the latest 2024 presidential polling, which is definitely worth your time. Yes, it’s early, though it gives a reliable indicator of who is generating support.

Americans viewed as gullible, golden egg laying geese as dems spend $1.7 Trillion

December 26, 2022

Timed to coincide with the Christmas holiday — when they thought we weren’t looking — the U.S. Senate voted to pass a $1.7 trillion, 4,155-page “omnibus” spending bill last Thursday afternoon with only a day remaining before a deadline they threatened could partially shut down the government. Among the costly absurdities, the bill includes $3.6 million funding for a Michelle Obama walking trail in Georgia. 

A shutdown would curtail the frenzied spending that would bring a sense of reality to the elected members who view struggling taxpayers as a never ending source of funding.

The bill also includes $45 billion in aid for Ukraine, in addition to the $66 billion of taxpayers’ money U.S. lawmakers have already approved for Ukraine as we fund a proxy war with Russia, that could ultimately have dire consequences for America. China is engaging in military posturing over portions of the defense budget that it views as provocatively funding Taiwan.

Eighteen Republicans joined all 48 Democrats and two independents in passing the bill, which must still pass through the House before Biden signs it into law. The final roll call vote with all senators listed by name was 68-29. Both of Arizona’s leftwing senators voted in favor of the spending debacle. Kirsten Sinema, who created an uproar as she recently reregistered as an “Independent,“ is still listed as a democrat. There’s actually no difference as Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont Ind.) and then-Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif. Dem.) proved. Three Republican senators did not vote: Dr. John Barrasso (R-WY – since 2007); Richard Burr (R-NC – since 2005) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND – since 2005), with no reasons given for their inaction on this outrageous spending bill.

The allocated earmarked items in the dem’s spending package include a minimum of $575 million towards “family planning” and “reproductive health,” in areas where population growth “threatens biodiversity;” the creation of a new “pandemic czar;” $1.2 million for centers that support LGBTQ students at San Diego Community College District; $3 million towards the New York Historical Society’s “American LGBTQ+ Museum Partnership Project” and $750,000 to the Translatin@Coalition, which promotes “Trans, Gender-non-conforming and Intersex” Hispanics, who now want to be referred to as Latinos. A fashion show it sponsored was funded and endorsed by: Gilead, Keck Medicine of UCLA, SoCalGas, Kaiser Permanente, Walmart, Bank of America, Flux, Glamazon, LOUD, Amazon, and the City of West Hollywood.

Americans need to clean house. Democrats who vote to fund these outrageous programs with our taxes, need to be primaried and ousted. We must also stop doing business with radical companies that undermine our values. The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft published this exposé in 2020. It has only worsened since then.

A memorable White House Christmas greeting

December 25, 2022

Remembering how good it was

With sincere best wishes for a Merry Christmas to our valued readers.

Seeing Red AZ

T’was the night before Christmas….

December 24, 2022

Clement Clarke Moore’s original poem, “A Visit From Saint Nicholas,” was written in 1822 as a gift to his children. It was first published nearly 200 years ago in 1823 in the Troy Sentinel newspaper, in Troy, New York.

Clement Moore came from a traditionally religious family. His father, Benjamin Moore, was rector of Trinity Church in Manhattan. He later became bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Read the poem here.

Enjoy Christmas Eve.

NY Rep.-elect George Santos hones deceit to fine art

December 24, 2022

Fraud faces calls to resign following exposure of resume lies

Conservative Republicans are the unique bond that holds the United States together, even in the most trying of times. Seeing Red AZ supports those who hold true to conservative values. Reading about a New York congressional candidate-elect who falsely claims to hold those distinctive characteristics is more than troubling.

After George Santos, 32, released this statement saying he was “honored and humbled” to be elected to represent New York’s Third Congressional District in the United States Congress, he was exposed as a fraud by the New York Times. New York’s NBC Channel 4, headlines its report, “Fake Jobs, Bogus Diploma: Did a NY Republican Make Up His Resume?” Forbes report concerning Santos’ financial deceit is a must read.

Long Island GOP officials have asked for the opportunity for Santos to clear his name. While national Republican leadership has not yet responded to the report, the chairman of the local Nassau County Republican Committee, Joseph Cairo Jr, reacted to the Times report by stating that Santos “deserves an opportunity to address the claims,” which Cairo called “serious.”

Santos, who has used numerous aliases, was revealed to have lied about his earnings, businesses he worked for and schools he attended. Neither the universities nor the companies were able to confirm his alleged associations with them. He was put under eviction proceedings three times between 2014 and 2017 over unpaid rent. Despicably looking for votes wherever he could generate sympathy, he falsely claimed to be related to Holocaust victims.

The deceit is never ending. The latest Fox report, “Rep.-elect George Santos faces more allegations of lying about who he is,” adds fuel to the already blazing inferno

As the walls are closing around him, Santos’ lawyer, Joseph Murray, released this statement.

Lawyer’s letter aside, if Santos was normal, we’d bet the pathological liar would succumb to mounting public pressure and what should be ever increasing embarrassment, and step aside before inauguration day. Since he’s dug in his heels, New York should be selling tickets to the absurd spectacle.

AZ GOP Gov. Doug Ducey does democrat Katie Hobbs work for her

December 23, 2022

On his way out the door, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reverts to his McCain roots, and is authorizing the removal of the shipping container barrier on our southern border he previously heralded as a great accomplishment of his administration, calling the invasion, “an unprecedented crisis.” Ducey was praised by Fox News for taking action to staunch the flood of illegal aliens overtaking our state and nation as he sued the Biden administration.

In an October 21, 2022 news release announcing this lawsuit, Ducey, a nominal Republican, said Biden’s failure to secure the southern border has resulted in surrounding communities being overwhelmed by “illegal activity and criminality.”

“Arizona is taking action to protest on behalf of our citizens,” he said. “With this lawsuit, we’re pushing back against efforts by federal bureaucrats to reverse the progress we’ve made. The safety and security of Arizona and its citizens must not be ignored,” he stated. “Arizona is going to do the job that Joe Biden refuses to do — secure the border in any way we can. We’re not backing down.”

McCain mentored and recruited Ducey, whose first job after arriving in Arizona as an ASU college student, was working in Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship. Ducey ultimately moved on to wealth of his own as the owner of Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream, which he later sold.

Katie Hobbs, the problematic democrat who refused to engage in the PBS televised pre-election debate with Trump-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, was given an unspoken boost by Ducey, who remained mum rather than calling out the political sham.

Today’s gloating headline in the leftist local newspaper blasts: “Ducey agrees to take down border wall.” It continues, “Arizona bows to federal pressure to remove shipping container barrier.”