Phx Art Museum sends insulting message to patrons

June 5, 2020

Newly hired Director and CEO Tim Rogers hops on the radical leftist and self-flagellation bandwagon, as “grieving” Phoenix Art Museum condemns “culture of white supremacy that has plagued our nation for centuries,” examines its own “complicity in structural racism,” pledges to dismantle ‘systemic racism’ within our own institution”

Dear Phoenix Art Museum Friends and Family,

Phoenix Art Museum grieves, with our community, for the brutal deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless Black men and women who have lost their lives to the senseless violence caused by systemic racism.

We mourn with Black families who have lost sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, each the victims of persistent, unchecked brutality at the hands of those who swore to protect them.

We condemn the culture of white supremacy that has plagued our nation for centuries.

But it is not enough.

It is not enough to grieve, to mourn, to condemn. It is not enough for us, nor any cultural institution, to simply mute ourselves in an effort to provide a temporary space for Black voices. We recognize that, as part of the larger art world, cultural institutions must address decades-old inequities that prevent us from being strong allies to Black women and men, to people of color, to Indigenous peoples, to the LGBTQIA+ community, and to women. We have not done enough to use our incredible privilege and platform in ways that could impact real change.

As we navigate this period of tumult amidst the profound impact of COVID-19, we resist the temptation to dispense empty platitudes, and instead strive for robust action. We seek to understand and examine our own complicity in structural racism. With the full support of new leadership and the Board of Trustees, we commit to identifying, designing, and executing upon real, actionable solutions to dismantle systemic racism within our own institution, including in the areas of exhibitions, collections, employment practices, board recruitment and training, community programming, and marketing and communications. We will listen to the feedback of our community, and will work to ensure that Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ voices, along with the voices of other underrepresented groups, are not ignored but centered.

We will be better. We will do better. We begin today.

With gratitude,
Your Phoenix Art Museum

#BlackLivesMatter 
#AmplifyingMelanatedVoices
#MuseumsAreNotNeutral

Following this bizarre missive, the museum boldly asks for donations.


Amid widespread domestic terrorism, AZ Gov. Ducey activates Nat’l Guard

June 1, 2020

Sunday night, following Gov. Ducey’s issuance of a State of Emergency declaration, hundreds of criminal looters and defilers took aim at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and surrounding businesses including the Mercedes-Benz dealership. Their wanton destruction was estimated in “millions of dollars”

In a rare Sunday announcement, (Read it here) Gov. Doug Ducey declared a State of Emergency including activating the National Guard and issuing a week-long statewide, limited curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The overriding question as violent demonstrations, arson and looting arise with contrived spontaneity in Arizona, states across the country and have now erupted in our nation’s capitol, is who is organizing them? The obvious intent is to destabilize our social structure, coupled with respect for authority and law, which bind our enviable, constitutionally-based society.

The disingenuous headline in Sunday’s edition of the radically-left local newspaper was, “Anger and Anguish.” The question of whose anguish and anger is made all too clear with the accompanying front page article, headlined, “Ariz. governor’s remarks focus on ‘rule of law’ not community pain.” 

It begins by disparaging Republican governors “across the country,” while specifically targeting Republican Gov. Ducey for being forcefully outspoken in his denunciation of criminality committed by what the newspaper terms “marginalized persons.”  The full quote from a Tucson-based ‘Black Lives Matter’ advocate is, “I think the governor has always made it clear that he values law and order over the everyday person, specifically marginalized people — “black people, incarcerated people,” she stated.

The rest of us can only hope so.


JD: A bright break from the quarantine Tues. 7- 9am

May 25, 2020

JD Hayworth will be guest hosting on conservative talk radio WBT Charlotte, North Carolina — tomorrow (Tuesday) from 7- 9 am, AZ Time. Listen Live.


Honoring America’s fallen heroes: Memorial Day 2020

May 25, 2020

Coronavirus impacts customary memorial events


President Trump’s Memorial Day message can be read here. It includes proclaiming Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, designating 11:00 a.m. in each locality as a time when we may unite in prayer. The President also asks all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time today, as we remember how priceless freedom is and honor those who have fought to preserve it.

This year’s commemorations will be markedly different due to the Coronavirus and restrictions on large gatherings. The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, where thousands gather for a memorial ceremony, will not host events this year. The cemetery will be open to visitors, though they will be prohibited from placing flags on graves.

The U.S.  Department of Veterans Affairs issued this announcement regarding guidelines and restrictions. Graves of loved ones can be accessed through Veterans Legacy Memorial website.


Dr. Fauci’s unsavory,longstanding associations exposed

May 21, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the pint-size fixture we first met at President Trump’s Coronavirus daily briefings, has been more than a benign participant. His medical credentials, including serving as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are impeccable.

But it turns out there’s a much dicier history that defines Fauci. National File’s investigative journalist Patrick Howley reveals through photos and in-depth research who Fauci is and his associates are.

The years-long relationship between Fauci and the Gates family is further illustrated in the article as Fauci has led our government’s Coronavirus response while his friend Bill Gates agitates for a continued population lockdown until a Gates-funded vaccine hits the market.

The information presented is too powerful to interpret for our readers. It’s critically important that you read Fauci photographed with Soros and Bill Gates’ father, who was ‘head of Planned Parenthood.’”

The “titans of globalism” identified in the 2001 photo assembled with Dr. Anthony Fauci are guaranteed to astound.

On May 15, Vice President Mike Pence announced the addition of five new individuals to the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The announcement comes as the Task Force enters a new phase, which is focused on getting Americans back to work and allowing businesses to re-open.


Happy Mother’s Day…2020 style

May 10, 2020

Love still abounds despite restaurant closures and restrictions on large gatherings during the current Coronavirus crisis

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Mother and Child in a Boat
by Edmund Charles Tarbell (1892)


Project Roomkey: CA Gov. Newsom’s homeless solution

May 9, 2020

Those California Democrats are nothing if not compassionate. Nancy Pelosi recently shared a video of her fully stocked, stand-alone freezer filled with her favorite expensive gourmet ice creams, intended to soothe her frustrations “during these trying times.”

Now the San Francisco Chronicle chronicles the deep compassion Gov. Gavin Newsom is extending to San Francisco’s street bums. They’re the ones who sleep on the sidewalks amid discarded needles and piles of their own feces, which the city hoses down occasionally so intrepid pedestrians can maneuver.

This is the recent headline: SF gives methadone, alcohol, cannabis to some addicts and homeless isolating from coronavirus in hotels. The newspaper requires a subscription, but the caption under the photo of workers in hazmat suits is definitely worth your time.

And Project Roomkey?  It’s a program in which the Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay 75% of costs associated with housing homeless, including people who test positive or may have been exposed to the Coronavirus. Federal funds come from taxpayers. Newsom is negotiating with 900 hotels to provide rooms to the homeless, while gifting them with methadone (synthetic heroin), booze, cigarettes and of course, marijuana. This government induced stupor will surely give them a reason to clean up their act and become self sufficient. Moreover, they will be ripe for Democrat operatives to register and encourage the grateful addicts to vote to keep their dealer in the governor’s office.

This is Newsom’s brilliant solution to solving the homeless problem. But he also has an answer for solving the Coronavirus problem. Newsom unilaterally decided to accelerate release of 3,500 prison inmates due to concerns that the close conditions might intensify the spread of the virus in the state prison system.

And there’s more. Newsom has officially gone on record rewarding illegals who have invaded the state, with cash payouts. He is gifting $500 apiece of taxpayer’s money to hundreds of thousands of illegals who were not included in the pork-filled $2.2 trillion stimulus package that was guided through congress by fellow Dems Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

It’s all about votes — regardless of who casts them.


Reacting to outcry, AZ Gov. Ducey OKs partial reopenings

May 5, 2020

Ducey will also be on hand to greet President Trump today

Bowing to pressure, Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an Executive Order allowing salons and barber shops to resume appointment-based services this Friday, May 8. Restaurants and coffee shops will be able to resume dine-in services with physical distancing measures on Monday, May 11.

This is the official “Whereas” laden document, complete with an embossed gold state seal, official signature and attested to by the illegible signature of the AZ Secretary of State.

Massive rallies by citizens who desperately want to get back to work, and were armed with petitions demanding his recall, obviously pushed Doug Ducey’s sensible buttons.

Gov. Ducey, keenly aware of the need to placate Arizona conservatives, will be on hand to welcome President Trump today. We should not forget, however, that along with McCain and Flake, Ducey intentionally boycotted Donald Trump‘s initial Phoenix Convention Center campaign rally in July 2015. So many supporters requested tickets, the venue had to be moved three times to accommodate the enormous crowd, though many still had to be turned away due to fire code restrictions.

Pres. Trump will be in Phoenix touring a Honeywell facility producing protective face masks. Sen. Martha McSally is accompanying the president to Arizona on Air Force One. U.S. Reps. Debbie Lesko (CD-8) and Paul Gosar (CD-4) are also flying from D.C. to Phoenix with President Trump.


AZ Gov. Doug Ducey’s curious connection

April 29, 2020

We’ve recently become acquainted with the conservative site National File.* The following attention grabbing article by investigative journalist and Breitbart alumni Patrick Howley deserves to be redirected to Arizonans who might not have discovered its fact-filled pages. It’s important to readArizona Governor Sits on Board of Group Doing Testing, Affiliate of Prospective Coronavirus Vaccine Maker,” which unequivocally poses the question of a conflict of interest.

That report links to this Arizona Capitol Times article detailing,Ducey could have sole discretion over a large pot of state, federal aid funds.”

This page features the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Board of Directors/Governors. Gov. Ducey is a stand-out, with the flags of Arizona and the United States providing the patriotic backdrop to his photo.

How reassuring it is to know that TGen has a conflict of interest policy posted on its site. Whether it has ever been enforced presents a broader question.

* Launched August 2019, readership outpacing competition


Fmr. AZ Gov. Jane Hull & husband die hours apart

April 18, 2020

Independent-minded Republican Gov. Hull endorsed McCain’s 2000 presidential opponent, George W. Bush

Former Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull, 84, and her husband, Dr. Terry Hull, died at their home Thursday night from what was described by their family as natural causes — within hours of each other. Terry Hull, 85, was a retired Phoenix obstetrician. The couple were parents to four children as well as grandparents and great-grandparents.

A onetime schoolteacher, Jane Hull’s political career began in 1978 as a Republican state legislator representing a north central Phoenix district. She later became the first female Speaker of the House, Secretary of State, and AZ’s first woman elected governor. As Secretary of State, she succeeded Gov. Fife Symington, III, who resigned.

Hull was elected governor in 1998. This election was historically noteworthy since it was the first time in the United States that all five of the top elected executive offices in any one state were held by women: Jane Hull as Governor; Betsey Bayless, Secretary of State; Janet Napolitano, Attorney General; Carol Springer, Treasurer; and Lisa Graham Keegan, Superintendent of Public Instruction. They were known as the “Fab Five.”

Her independent streak spoke loud and clear when as governor she snubbed Sen. John McCain, pointedly endorsing his opponent, Texas Governor George W. Bush, in the 2000 Arizona presidential primary. McCain was known for his raging temper and anger-based vendettas, but fiery red-haired Jane Hull was someone he knew better than to tackle

RIP Governor Jane Hull and Terry Hull. MD.