Melania Trump’s Communications Director’s deep AZ roots

March 28, 2017

This White House press release announces the appointment of Arizonan Stephanie Grisham to serve as Special Assistant to President Donald Trump and Director of Communications to First Lady, Melania Trump. In this role she will lead all communications efforts on behalf of the Office of the First Lady.

Quite a coup.

Grisham previously served as spokeswoman for former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, and later in that capacity for the Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives.

Last November, Grisham and Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit were named to the Trump transition team. DeWit had chaired Trump’s Arizona campaign.

For more information, Heavy News features Stephanie Grisham: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know.


Paul Ryan’s hyped Obamacare revamp is a farce

March 9, 2017

Conservative critics view bill as Obamacare-lite, but House Ways and Means Committee moves forward

When current House Speaker Paul Ryan became Mitt Romney’s running mate in the 2012 presidential election, few outside of his home state had heard of the Wisconsin congressman. Romney promoted Ryan as a numbers cruncher and policy wonk. Though the Republicrat ticket crashed and burned, Ryan’s aspirations did not. Although his 2016 support for Trump was tepid, Ryan shrewdly dropped the anti-Trump Romney when it became apparent the businessman was poised to win the GOP nomination.

As House Republicans rolled out their Obamacare replacement, Ryan’s calculated political caution was nowhere to be seen. Many of his conservative colleagues have expressed dissatisfaction with the legislation bearing the speaker’s personal stamp of approval.

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus have been vocal in their disapproval. An example is U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) who condemned the leadership bill in a two-word tweet: “Obamacare 2.0.” The full Freedom Caucus includes  over two dozen members of the 237 in the House Republican majority. If they voted as a bloc, they could sink the bill on their own. Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks (CD-8), Paul Gosar (CD-4) and David Schweikert (CD-6) are members of the group.

The Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon called the healthcare bill, “a train wreck waiting to happen. It is remarkable that they’ve produced a bill that is so out of touch with ACA opponents,” Cannon said. “The House Republican leadership bill does not replace Obamacare. It merely applies a new coat of paint to a building that Republicans themselves have already condemned.”

Edmund F. Haislmaier, a Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and an acknowledged expert and adviser in health care policy has written an analysis of the recently released draft House health care bill, “House Republican Health Care Bill Misses the Mark.”

The issue is complex, and putting a Band-Aid on Obamacare is the last thing the Republican controlled Congress should be considering. President Trump and Republican House and Senate majorities were elected in large part by citizens who believed their declarations of a full repeal of Obamacare, and their vows to replace it with free-market reforms.

But the rush is on. Step one, funding, was addressed by the House Ways and Means Committee this morning. This is the press release issued today by House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX). The bill was approved along party lines after debating the draft legislation nearly 18 hours. The full committee can be seen here.


March 4 Trump: 12 noon Sat. March 4

March 3, 2017

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The newspaper’s intentionally vague late afternoon headline: “Hundreds attend Phoenix pro-Trump rally”

A N N O U N C E M E N T 

Phoenix is hosting a “March 4 Trump Spirit of America Rally”  — part of a nationwide campaign that includes planned marches in support of President Donald Trump in cities across the USA.

The event, to be held at the state Capitol, begins at noon on Saturday, March 4, and will feature state Treasurer Jeff DeWit– Arizona’s Trump campaign chairman — former Senate President Russell Pearce, the architect of SB 1070,  and numerous Republican leaders.

The Arizona State Capitol is located at 1700 West Washington Street, in Phoenix. Arrive early; bring water and flags to wave.

This page sums up the view of a growing number of Americans, weary of the constant battering President Trump receives from the overwhelmingly leftwing media.

Show up to support President Trump. The press routinely underestimates our numbers. They were wrong when we turned out in full force on Election Day, putting Donald Trump in the White House. Let’s make such an intentional misrepresentation an impossibility by the strength of our numbers at today’s rally.


Conservative icon Thomas Sowell takes an early retirement

December 28, 2016

While the deaths of celebrities who have spent their careers engaging in risky behaviors that shortened their lives make headlines, conservatives mourn the passing of a remarkable assemblage of wisdom.

Though Thomas Sowell, at age 86, has more years behind him than ahead, he is — judging by his commentaries — still mentally fit, and hopefully, healthy.   

But with his announcement of retirement in this final column simply titled “Farewell, a bright light has dimmed. Dr. Sowell was a high school dropout who left due to his family’s financial hardships and despite being accepted into the gifted program in a prestigious school. Born in North Carolina, he grew up impoverished in Harlem, NYC. working at menial jobs and then was drafted into the U.S. Marines Corps during the Korean War.

He later attended high school at night in order to get his diploma. Sowell graduated from Harvard Law School but still could not be contained, ultimately earning his Masters Degree at Columbia University and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago — packing several lifetimes into his nearly nine decades. He has been on the faculties of numerous prominent universities.

Dr. Sowell epitomizes brilliance.

If we had our druthers, he’d reconsider this rash decision to retire, as he opts instead to devote more time to his hobby of photography. Yes, he has carved out time for a hobby! Check his artistic side out here

Seeing Red AZ has frequently posted his columns under the heading, “Weekend Reading Guaranteed to Make You Smarter.”

Here is a partially archived listing of his prolific nationally syndicated columns on a wide variety of topics courtesy of Creators Syndicate. 

It’s impossible not to learn something from reading any one of them. Then begin on his books

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JD Hayworth: A rare pre-Christmas treat you won’t want to miss

December 21, 2016

J.D. Hayworth, the Valley’s favorite talk show host before moving to the nationally televised stage with Newsmax Prime, will be subbing for Mike Gallagher on KKNT “Intelligent Talk” radio.

Click on the Listen Live button, to hear the conservative former Arizona congressman or on your radio dial at 960 AM The Patriot —  from 7-10 am local time this morning Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 22).

Santa arrived early for die hard J.D. fans. 


Sheriff Joe Arpaio‘s bombshell final press conference 4:00 pm today & UPDATE

December 15, 2016

Culmination of Maricopa County Cold Case Posse’s Investigation into Obama’s fraudulent documents

WND’s Bob Unruh reports that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not leaving office with unfinished business.  An Army veteran, Arpaio is a dedicated career lawman who began working as a Washington D.C., and Las Vegas, NV police officer. His federal credentials are anything but mundane. As a narcotics agent, he established an impressive record infiltrating drug organizations from Turkey to the Middle East to Mexico, Central, and South America and cities throughout the U.S. His expertise and successes led him to top management positions around the world with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He concluded his extraordinary federal career as head of the DEA for Arizona before being elected to an unprecedented 6-four year terms as sheriff.

With this professional résumé and documents to substantiate his allegations, he is holding news conference today to release 3 years of analysis of matters relating to the veracity of documents previously released by Barack Obama.

The passage of time doesn’t lessen the gravity of the charges regarding Obama’s origins. Merely looking into such allegations has been responsible for the creation of a new disparaging word from the left  — Birther — for those who dare question the legitimacy of his clams. “Conspiracy theorist” is anther censure hurled with impunity. Former Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie sealed the records when requests first began gaining momentum. He was later ousted by the voters in a stunning upset, despite Barack Obama campaigning for him.

In the WND report complete with the questionable documents, Unruh writes, “Some immediately pointed out alleged anomalies, questioning its (Obama’s birth certificate) validity, while others argued it also could prove his ineligibility because his father was not a citizen. Some of the lawsuits argued Obama was a dual citizen at birth through his father, contending the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born citizens.”

The unresolved question based in the facts of the investigation conducted by Chief Investigator Mike Zullo, is whether Barack Hussein Obama was eligible to spend a day in the White House — let alone eight years. Sheriff Arpaio and Commander Mike Zullo will make their presentation at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Training Center.  Watch the Live Stream which will initially be posted on the MCSO Facebook page this afternoon —-Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Arizona Time ./ 6:00 p.m. ET.

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Following the press conference, WND’s Bob Unruh writes: Sheriff’s probe finds Obama birth certificate not authentic. Read his full report here.


Suspect “leaders” mourn death of communist dictator Fidel Castro

November 27, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump speaks the truth

Cuba’s Communist dictator Fidel Castro has died at age 90.  In March of this year, Barack Obama used an executive order to normalize relations with the repressive regime after traveling to the struggling island nation 90 miles off Florida’s southern coast.

It’s worth noting that the reliably liberal Washington Post wrote this scathing assessment of Obama’s actions. The editorial stated that Obama’s acquiescence “eliminated U.S. leverage for political reforms.”

To commemorate Castro, Obama issued a statement expressing sympathy, saying in part, “At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. Today, we offer condolences to Fidel Castro’s family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people.’ Obama neglected to mention Castro’s decades-long, tyrannical suppression of human rights, imposition of forced labor and the brutal subjugation, disappearances and nearly 4,000 murder by firing squad of Cuban citizens Castro considered dissenters. Such truths don’t fit Obama’s paradigm.

Cuban Americans, who risked their lives fleeing the Communist regime, greeted the news of Castro’s death by dancing in the streets.

Arizona Republicrat Sen. Jeff Flake, a longtime supporter of opening diplomatic relations and tourist travel with the Communist regime was along as a willing GOP  prop for his basketball playing pal Barack Obama, with whom Flake’s cultivated a fast friendship.

Will there be a state trip to Cuba to pay respects to the evil dictator?  It should be remembered that Obama snubbed the funeral of Great Britain’s  conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The embarrassing Pope Francis, a fellow traveler who met Fidel Castro when he visited Cuba last year, sent a telegram in Spanish to Fidel’s younger brother Raul, who currently rules the island, saying he had received the “sad news” of “the death of your dear brother,” adding, “I express to you my sentiments of grief.”

Not to be outdone, 92-year-old Democrat former president Jimmy Carter also mourned the murderous dictator, saying:  “Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro. We remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country. We wish the Cuban citizens peace and prosperity in the years ahead.’ The tyrannical Castro had an odd way of exhibiting his “Love of his country.”

President-elect Donald Trump stood alone as a beacon of freedom as he issued this cogent statement: “The world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades; Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.”

In a dramatic repudiation of both the radical status quo, and the unreliable Establishment, America clearly picked a winner on November 8, 2016.