AZ Republic pushes more liberal lunacy

July 13, 2018

Chamber of Commerce calls out Marxist agenda of teacher’s Socialist Pied Piper and gets hammered

When you’re an unrepentant liberal like the Arizona Republic’s editorialist Linda Valdez, playing games with words comes naturally. She advocates on behalf of physician assisted suicide, calling it, “a medically prescribed exit.” According to Valdez, denying this right is religion-based discrimination. “Suicide,” she claims, “is a loaded word that should be replaced with something less emotionally charged.” Most of the rest of us find it difficult to separate death from emotion. Another of her anti-faith offerings is, “Will the God Squad tale away your right to die.” Abortion on demand becomes “women’s health care.” There is nothing healthy about abortion — especially for the pre-born baby, who feels pain as he’s burned by chemicals or has his spinal cord severed and skull collapsed.  No wonder we need fabricated terminology to describe this horror.

Taxes?  “What’s wrong with Phoenix raising taxes?” is actually a headline topping one of her loads of drivel passing for a column.  Valdez is a staunch cradle to grave believer. With liberals, having the government provide for you throughout your lifetime is a belief comparable to the religious fervor she so disdains.

Valdez rails about illegals dying in the scorching desert heat, but places no blame on them for making unwise choices. They invade. They die. America is to blame.

She typifies the left-wing slant of the newspaper, which spews its outrage on Page One over what it apparently finds to be a slur in today’s edition. The leader of the striking teachers who abandoned their students for a week while violating their contractual agreements marching for a 20% pay increase is Noah Karvelis, 23, a self described Socialist, who was Bernie Sanders 2016 Arizona presidential campaign organizer. Sanders has no problem referring to himself as a Socialist. But when the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued this press release calling Karvelis out for addressing the 2018 Socialist convention in Chicago, that’s beyond the bounds of propriety. The leftist newspaper huffily declares it “offers a glimpse into the opposition strategy,”

After Gov. Ducey recklessly acquiesced to the teacher’s demands, they have come up with a Marxist redistribution of wealth scheme of placing hefty additional taxes on job creators they derisively call, “the rich.” It will be a ballot initiative in the form of an unalterable, permanent Constitutional Amendment with a permanent funding stream in addition to the others they already have 

Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough for the teachers who work 8½ months a year. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.

Don’t fall for the educrat extortionists latest ploy. This time the AZ Chamber of Commerce — an organization we’ve disagreed with on illegal immigration — is right on the money. 

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Pres. Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh as next SCOTUS Justice

July 9, 2018

In a moving speech introducing Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, President Trump hit all the right notes. It will be difficult for the despairing Democrats to disparage this man, who by all accounts has an impeccable record of jurisprudence.

Prepare for the Left’s lies, which we’ve seen before and are now wise to their deceptive ways. President Ronald Reagan nominated Constitutional scholar and Appellate Court Judge Robert Bork to replace Justice Lewis Powell, July 1, 1987. Like Anthony Kennedy, who is currently retiring, Powell was considered a “swing vote.”

This is amoral Senator Ted Kennedy, savaging Robert Bork with blatant falsehoods. Rather than continue to be the target of the hostility directed at him, when a Supreme Court vacancy existed, the admirable Judge Bork withdrew his name from consideration.

Let these words flowing from the lips of Ted Kennedy sink in. The alcoholic womanizer left 28-year-old campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in his car which he drove off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island. He waited until the next morning to make an appearance, sobered up, wearing a neck brace, with a concocted cover story and accompanied by his long-suffering wife. His presidential aspirations died with the young teacher and political speechwriter.

“Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, and schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens.”

Arizonan Sandra Day O’Connor, a moderate Republican, and ultimately the court’s most aggressive swing vote — reveling in that position — was named the first woman to ascend to the U.S. Supreme Court. Bork became a verb.

President Trump and Senate Republicans, heed the words of Biblical prophet Jeremiah, and “gird your loins” for the battle that is sure to come. The sweet truth is, ultimately you will be victorious.


Ignorant Millennials dis an as yet unnamed SCOTUS justice

July 9, 2018

Pres. Trump’s announcement of Supreme Court nominee is scheduled for tonight at 9 p.m. (ET), 6 p.m. Arizona time

The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic employs two pages and an oversize photo to bemoan the lack of Millennials — those 37 and younger —  running for local public office. The photo shows a line of young adults waiting to hear Socialist Bernie Sanders, a long-in-the-tooth 2016 presidential candidate older than most of their grandfathers. One thing their grandfathers have on them is Gramps knows a thing or two about the failures of Socialism — having seen the toppling of the Berlin wall and the failure of the repressive Marxist regimes of the Soviet Union, Cuba and Venezuela.

Mark J. Perry, a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan, writing for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) authors an informative article titled, Why Socialism Always Fails.”

The far left newspaper details the flawed campaign of a Scottsdale City Council candidate lacking in basic knowledge of the rigors of campaigning. After her petition signatures were successfully challenged she decided politics was not for her, saying the experience left her “disenchanted,” stifling her desire for a future campaign for public office. Rigorous campaigns are not the purview of faint of heart “snowflakes.”

At 9 p.m. (ET) tonight. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who recently announced his retirement. Kennedy, turning 82 later this month, was appointed to the high court in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

Watch as those who weren’t born at that time and most likely couldn’t name any of the current justices, are quick to authoritatively opine on a justice who has yet to be nominated or confirmed.  It’s all about liberal indoctrination, racial and gender politics and baseless Trump hatred.

H/T: Campus Reform video


Mostly good news from the U.S. Supreme Court

June 27, 2018

In this press release the Supreme Court of the United Stat4es confirmed the retirement plans of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the reliable swing vote, often siding with the liberal justices on matters of importance.

Kennedy, a pseudo conservative, was appointed to the high court by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, but relished his role in advancing the homosexual agenda and supporting abortion on demand.

Read Justice Kennedy’s letter to President Trump advising him of his plans to retire July 31, 2018. He turns 82 on July 23.

President Trump will not have an easy time getting his nominee to fill this vacancy through the highly partisan senate. No, it’s not only liberals we need to watch. Turncoat Republican Jeff Flake, a virulent Trump-hater,  will likely vote against any Trump nominee.

Today, the SCOTUS — in another 5-4 decision — gave a stinging rebuke to unions. In 22 states, workers have been compelled to pay fees to unions in order to work. Today the court struck down public-sector union fees.

Read the analysis of the case and decision by Amy Howe on the SCOTUSblog.


Charles Krauthammer’s unexpected farewell

June 9, 2018

Many of us know Charles Krauthammer as a Fox News contributor, who possesses a wry wit and intellectually probing mind.  He’s also a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist. But to many, his shining moment came with the publication of his memoir, “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics.”

In that bio intertwined with a collection of essays we learned about the youthful Democrat, turned mature Republican, born in New York and raised in Montreal, in a French speaking family. While in his first year studying at Harvard Medical School, he was permanently paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident that severed his spinal cord, He resolutely continued his studies while hospitalized for over a year, ultimately graduating as a psychiatrist.

The book, which sold more than a million copies, was on The New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller list for 38 weeks, placing at Number 1 on the list for four weeks in January 2014.

If we weren’t fans watching him on Fox, particularly interacting with Bret Baier on “Special Report,” the book sealed the deal. It was difficult not to notice his absence from the news panels. Yesterday we found out more than we wanted to hear about his whereabouts. Krauthammer has been seriously ill, and in fact, is dying of a now rapidly spreading malignancy, that was regarded as successfully removed and treated until recently.

In his classic style, he sent this letter out to his colleagues; friends and viewers, stating that his doctors have given him only a few weeks left to live. ”This is the final verdict,” he says.  “My fight is over.”

Bret Baier honors Dr. Charles Krauthammer, his friend and associate, here,

He’s already missed.


Will Gov. Ducey gift his former boss AZ Senate job?

May 30, 2018

Questions swirl around McCain’s senate seat as Arizonans go unrepresented

The bony fingers of speculation have splayed past the rumor mill stage. The word in political circles is that Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to cook his own career. The fire has been lit and the cauldron is bubbling.

He certainly did his political aspirations no favor when he acquiesced to the extortionist tactics of the threatening unionist teachers who abandoned more than 840,000 public school students for a week as they went on strike, marched, took over legislative chambers, danced and played musical instruments while demanding a whopping 20 percent pay hike. When he gave in to their outrageous whims, he then insulted the rest of us by saying he accomplished this feat without raising taxes. That’s a bet worth taking. Teachers have since filed a ballot initiative to permanently raise taxes “on the rich,” for even more money, proving negotiations with those employing extremist tactics is flawed policy.

Now Ducey’s adding insult to injury by doing nothing to quell the speculation that he’s giving serious consideration to appointing his onetime boss to fill the senate seat that has been held far too long by dodgy John McCain, 81, who runs as a Republican while colluding and voting with the most liberal Democrats. The fact that McCain counts Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Dick Durbin and a host of others going back to Ted Kennedy as his cronies, speaks not to negotiating but to conniving collusion with the extreme left since he was first elected 36 years ago.

But first, a key piece of history. When Doug Ducey initially arrived in Arizona in 1983 to attend ASU, he worked at Hensley & Co., the Anheuser-Busch distributorship owned by Cindy Lou Hensley McCain.

Conservative US does a fine job of describing the behind the scenes machinations to hoist Cindy McCain to the U.S. Senate.  And Doug Ducey? He’ll be repaying a favor to his former employer Cindy Hensley McCain.  Her husband, John, was instrumental in setting Ducey on his political path and they have remained close fiends.

Appointing Cindy Lou would ensure a continuance of what we’ve gotten for nearly 4 decades from her duplicitous husband. It’s past time for a change.

The governor’s automated phone number is (602) 542-4331. You don’t get a live person. Leave a message and let him know you want a change.  A real change. Another McCain is more of the same.


All roads lead to…..McCain?

May 26, 2018

Arizona Republic McSkews the news

When the Roman Empire was the center of Western civilization, the saying “All roads lead to Rome,” had real meaning. All of the empire’s roads radiated out from the capital city of  Rome, facilitating trade and enabling the movement of the massive Roman armies.

Those who still subscribe to the Arizona Republic newspaper — which includes an anorexic version of its Gannett-owned cousin USA Today — folded inside, can be forgiven for thinking all roads lead to John McCain.

He is the centerpiece of countless articles, editorials and slavish regurgitations in the daily. Friday the newspaper outdid itself in the absurd department. The headline blasts, “McCain scores win with pardon of boxer.”

The story relates to President Donald Trump’s posthumous pardon of Jack Johnson — the son of former slaves — who became the first black heavyweight boxing champion in 1908. He was later charged and convicted of transporting his white girlfriend, who later became his wife, across state lines for “immoral purposes,” a violation of the Mann Act.

Acting at the urging of Sylvester Stallone, President Trump granted the rare posthumous pardon, stating, “I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that happened in our history, It’s about time.”

During the Oval Office remarks, the president introduced Linda Bell Haywood, the maternal great-great niece of Jack Johnson. She said, “The most important person that decided to do this is sitting here to my left: President Trump.”

The USA Today article refers to the price Johnson paid for his racially motivated conviction. His boxing career was in shambles after his 10-month imprisonment. It mentions Stallone’s movie portrayal of fictional  boxer “Rocky.” It relates that Stallone stood among real life heavyweights as the White House ceremony took place. John McCain’s name is not in the article.