Lesko’s AZ CD8 victory? You can’t believe your lyin’ eyes

April 26, 2018

Dejected Arizona Republic skews the news….again

Dang! We thought Republican Debbie Lesko won the AZ Congressional District 8 Special Election Tuesday night. We watched as the votes were tallied, and saw the broad smile on former Arizona Senate President Pro-Tempore Debbie Lesko’s face as her hand was held aloft by former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. We saw Lesko plant a smooch on her husband, and joyfully introduce her son and daughter.  We even thought we heard cheers and applause. Apparently it was all a wishful apparition.

According to the Arizona Republic newspaper, what we witnessed was a post mortem. Those cheers were wails, as mourning Republicans realized the victory wasn’t decisive enough.  Leftwing reporters Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald Hansen, called it “lackluster and tepid“ and termed what we thought was a victory, “a wake up call.”

The article doesn’t mention the fact that liberal Democrat challenger Hiral Tipirneni played fast and loose with the truth in campaign ads depicting her in scrubs with a stethoscope around her neck, at a patient’s bedside. In fact, she has not practiced medicine since 2007, after a serious medical malpractice charge was brought against her. In the intervening years she’s been a dedicated lobbyist for Obamacare.

To bolster its contention that Lesko’s win was less than a victory, the newspaper quoted a misguided Republican who voted for Tipirneni. It also quotes Arizona Democrat Party Chair Felecia Rotellini, who knows a thing or two about losing elections. “The same chaos and dysfunction that we’re seeing in the Republican GOP in D.C. is reflected in Arizona’s GOP, (and) the lack of leadership, the lack of a platform that speaks to Arizona,” adding “the voters have awakened.”

Rotellini ran twice for Arizona Attorney General and though trounced by the Republican candidates in 2010 and 2014, she stubbornly waited days to concede her losses.

The elephant in the newsroom is Lesko’s unwavering support of President Donald Trump, called “broadly unpopular,” by the Hillary Clinton endorsing newspaper — which ignores his list of accomplishments and the wide range of support he enjoys among his loyalists.

This morning’s editorial oddly consists of a dialogue between the unhinged members of the editorial board and their shameless editor. They are unable to fathom the voter rejection of their Second Amendment restrictionist and pro-abortion supporter, who opposes actual border security. Tipirneni used verbal contortions in an attempt to carefully conceal the facts of her liberalism that is far out of step with the district and the editorial board is reeling.  They regard CD 8 voters as being easily duped.

If you still get skewed information from the Arizona Republic, let us give you the good news: Conservative Debbie Lesko, an unapologetic Trump supporting,  pro-Second Amendment and pro-life candidate who also stressed national and border security, support of our military, tax reform and parental choice in education, won!

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Yuma, AZ picked romaine lettuce linked to E. coli

April 21, 2018

Life-threatening complications include kidney failure

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona, growing area. A previous warning was limited to chopped forms of romaine, including salads and salad mixes. 

CDC based the new warning on eight new cases of acute gastroenteritis at a correctional facility in Nome, Alaska, that appear to be connected to the current outbreak affecting 53 people in 16 states. Thirty-one of those have been hospitalized, the CDC said, and although no one has died, five people have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. This map details the cases by state.

According to the CDC, “E. coli are a diverse family of bacteria that can be found in the intestines of people and animals.”  This information leads us to ask how sanitary are the conditions in the fields where the laborers are picking crops?  Do they have bathroom facilities with soap, running water and antiseptic hand spray or wipes? What do you think? Given the likely circumstances it’s surprising there aren’t more serious disease outbreaks.

From the U.S. Food & Drug Administration:

The symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing (STEC) E. coli infections vary for each person but often include severe stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea. If there is fever, it is usually not very high (less than 101 degrees Fahrenheit /less than 38.5 degrees Celsius). Most people get better within 5–7 days. Some infections are very mild, but others are severe or even life-threatening.

Around 5–10 percent of those who are diagnosed with STEC infection develop a potentially life-threatening complication, known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

Symptoms of HUS include fever, abdominal pain, feeling very tired, decreased frequency of urination, small unexplained bruises or bleeding, and pallor. Most people with HUS recover within a few weeks, but some suffer permanent damage or die. People who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately. Persons with HUS should be hospitalized because their kidneys may stop working (acute renal failure), but they may also develop other serious problems such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and neurologic problems.

Read the complete updated report here.


A morning radio treat

February 22, 2018

You can listen to Arizona’s all time favorite radio talk show host this morning from 8 to 10 am AZ time  — both today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) — as JD Hayworth appears on WBT, Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Listen Live by clicking here.


Disproportionate number of non-citizens far more likely to commit crime

December 22, 2017

Criminality becomes routine when the first act of entering the USA is illegal, though Arizona Republic reaches far different conclusion

On Thursday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security released data on incarcerated aliens. The appalling statistics reveal that 94% of all confirmed aliens in DOJ custody are here illegally. Read the facts contained in the shocking DOJ news release. Second and Third Quarter FY 2017 reports can be accessed at the bottom of the news release page.

President Trump’s Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collect relevant data and provide quarterly reports on data collection efforts. The newly released Alien Incarceration Report Fiscal Year 2017, Quarter 4 can be read here, The stats clearly illustrate we are importing an unskilled, uneducated criminal class, including murderers, those engaged in drug trafficking and fraud.

Barack Obama didn’t see the relevancy in such reports. After all, these are “just good people coming to do the work Americans refuse to do.” It’s a certainty providing such information to American citizens wouldn’t have topped Hillary Clinton’s list either.  Pres. Trump has authorized their collection and public reporting.

Out of the 185,507 inmates in Bureau of Prisons (BOP) custody, 39,455 (21 percent) were reported by BOP as foreign-born. 

The United States Marshals Service identified 19,311 aliens and foreign-born inmates under Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation detained at USMS facilities.

You won’t find any of the statistics linked in these reports in the Arizona Republic newspaper. In fact this morning’s Page One, above-the-fold headline cites a poll that concludes, “Two-thirds of all Arizonans now oppose border barrier.”

“The big takeaway is that Arizona seems to be moving away from the national conversation on the border wall. And that’s very interesting as a border state,” said Erik Lee, executive director of the North American Research Partnership. “In many ways, this is a return to a kind of traditional Arizona thinking about Mexico,” he said. “The state historically has had a very close relationship to Mexico, it’s complex to be sure.”

This biased polling company that works to facilitate cross-border trade, claims it commissioned the telephone poll of nearly 600 Arizona residents last month jointly with Mexico’s Food and Development Research Center. The Republic concludes the poll “appears to show a noteworthy shift from attitudes seven years ago that led to passage by the Arizona Legislature of the nation’s toughest anti-immigrant law, Senate Bill 1070.”

Once again, the open border, amnesty supporting newspaper gets it wrong. Actual immigrants come here through legal channels and gratefully become Americans. Illegal aliens are not immigrants.

The survey claims, “Two-thirds of Arizonans said immigrants did not increase crime rates. Three-quarters said they don’t take jobs from citizens. Eighty two percent said they were good for the U.S. economy. And an equal number said immigrants improve American society.”

Were you surveyed? Neither were we.


Trump nominates AZ Treasurer DeWit as NASA finance chief

November 30, 2017

Will this open the door for Gov. Doug Ducey to appoint Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee to fill out Jeff DeWit’s term?

Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit, who was a Donald Trump loyalist from the onset of the 2016 presidential campaign is being repaid for his staunch allegiance and diligent work as Chairman and Chief Operating Officer by being nominated to oversee the finances of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The new post requires senate confirmation and a move to Washington, D.C.  DeWit previously announced he would not run for reelection.

Tuesday’s newspaper reported that Arizona Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee (R-LD20) has announced her intention to run for state treasurer. In July 2016, Sen. Yee represented Arizona as a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention. SRAZ predicted then that “she was going places.” Read her impressive bio here.

At a September press conference, DeWitt, clearly a fan of conservative Sen. Yee,  presented her with an award, saying she “truly understands the role the State Treasurer of Arizona serves in protecting taxpayers.” Yee previously worked at the Treasure’s office during the Dean Martin administration.

At the same event, DeWit also pulled no punches, as he called Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese, “Sleazy Foresey” and said he,“Wouldn’t trust him with a dollar of my own, certainly not $15 billion of taxpayer money.”

DeWit was referring to the fact that Forese, who has opened a campaign for state treasurer has become a political hot potato over allegations that more than $3 million in anonymous money was spent to elect him and fellow commissioner Doug Little to the commission. The Phoenix Business Journal reported on speculation that Pinnacle West Capital Corp, the parent company of ACC regulated utility Arizona Public Service Co., was the source of the “dark money” contributions to a PAC run by political operative Sean Noble.

Following a successful term, Republican Jeff DeWit should be easily confirmed for the NASA post. It would then be up to Gov. Doug Ducey to appoint a replacement from the same political party. DeWit’s successor would have to run in the next primary election. 

This is Arizona Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee speaking at the Republican National Convention:


Reagan Forum featuring McCain abruptly cancelled

November 21, 2017

We posted Reagan Foundation’s big blunder this past Thursday. Apparently Seeing Red AZ wasn’t the only voice raised in opposition to the ill-advised scheduled appearance of John McCain — the antithesis to everything President Reagan stood for.

The promoters of the forum have now posted this cancellation notice, with no explanation:

“We regret to inform you that the Reagan Forum with Senator John McCain has been cancelled.  If you purchased tickets, your credit card will be refunded. Thank you for your understanding.” 

 

H/T to commenter azgo


Flying into McCain?

November 17, 2017

Mayor Stanton employs odd tactic to aid his next political pursuit — naming airport terminal after pilot who crashed 3 planes*

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has political aspirations that far exceed the job he’s held since 2012. Although he  filed to run for Secretary of State earlier this year, the liberal Democrat now has his eye on congress. With U. S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a fellow leftist, abandoning the 9th Congressional District post to run for the U.S. Senate, Stanton has decided to try his luck for the open CD 9 seat in 2018.

His vote-getting scheme calculated to bring RINOs into the Democrat fold is the renaming of Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Stanton’s fawning words showcase Arizona’s Senior Senator’s (ASS) appeal to the left:

“Senator McCain has given so much of himself to our country, to Arizona and to Phoenix. Giving something back to an American hero, a former naval aviator and a 30-year member of the U.S. Senate is the least we can do,” Stanton announced Thursday.

Stanton also took to twitter where the majority of tweets were anti-McCain, until word went out to give him some accolades, which appear grouped together.

Councilman Jim Waring, who began his political career as an aide to ASS — with whom he still maintains a strong relationship — said:

“This is a fitting tribute to a man who personifies courage and perseverance.” Waring added, “Sky Harbor Airport is one of America’s busiest airports and is a point of pride for Phoenicians.  As such, there is no greater honor the city can bestow than to name one of its terminals after a community leader. Tens of millions of visitors and residents will see Senator McCain’s name and be reminded of his long service and personal sacrifice on behalf of Arizona and our country.” 

Perseverance? Does that include running for another six-year term at age 81? Being the dramatic ‘thumb’s down’ vote against replacing Obamacare? Digging in his heels after a brain cancer diagnosis in order to continue hammering President Trump — including passing a bogus dossier intending to implicate Trump to the FBI director? ASS is a bitter and vengeful man.

Waring’s apple-polishing foolishness requires approval of the Democrat majority City Council members who will consider the proposal Nov. 29. It will then be forwarded to ASS’s office for “full consideration.”  Bet on a quick ‘thumb’s up.’

Terminal 3  is in the midst of a nearly $600 million renovation, scheduled to be completed in 2020. 

* Read the LA Times report on McCain’s botched flying record resulting in three costly crashes.