Harry Reid out! Not soaking “up all those resources”

March 27, 2015

Harry Reid, 75, announced today he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.

Physically and emotionally bruised, the Senate Minority Leader issued this video statement saying it would be “inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources when I could be devoting those resources to the caucus, and that’s what I intend to do.”

The steadfast Obama supporter claimed he sustained facial injuries when an elastic band on a piece of equipment broke while exercising at his home on New Year’s Day. He fell, breaking four ribs and multiple bones near his right eye.


Memorial Service for Bill Bridwell

March 26, 2015

   Calla LilyBill Bridwell, a long-time and well respected GOP activist passed away on Sunday.

Bridwell was a CD1 Member-at-large, AZ GOP Assistant Sergeant At Arms, Pinal County   Republican Committee and Precinct Committeeman, Charter member and past President of the Western Pinal Republican Club and a 2008 Republican National Convention representative. He also served as a Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commissioner.

Memorial services will be held at 2 pm., Tues., March 31 at the United Methodist Church, 1515 N Trekell Road., Casa Grande, AZ 85122.

The service will be led by his nephew Pastor Buc Bridwell of Seattle and Cowboy Preacher, father Bill Sr. of Scottsdale.

His complete obituary can be read here.

 


Randy Parraz closes shop, trades one scheme for another

February 24, 2015

Latest scheme is $5 million Democrat registration campaign

Were Arizona conservative Republicans given an assignment of compiling radical provocateurs, the name Randy Parraz would top many lists.  The hard-left, amnesty-for-illegals ideologue was behind the effort to unseat state Senate President Russell Pearce and shows up in the most unlikely of places.

In March 2013, open-borders and anti-enforcement extremists Parraz and his failed candidate wife Lilia Alvarez (video) were forced to admit their deceptively misnamed effort “Respect Arizona,” an attempt to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was doomed.  In addition to coming up short on cash to pay petition circulators, he was unable to energize rational citizens to engage in his trickery. 

Parraz, a pro-illegal, self-described “community activist,” has made a career of extremism rather than the practice of law in which he holds a degree.

But it appears Parraz’ vocation of deception has come to an abrupt end. According to the leftist Modern Times magazine, which glowingly refers to Parraz as “charismatic,” the agitating rabble-rouser is calling it quits. He recently sent out an email statement telling of his bogus handled Citizens for a Better Arizona closing shop.

“After considerable thought, reflection and debate, CBA has decided to: Cease operations as a 501 C 4 organization (effective March 1, 2015); and Initiate the formation of a $5 million fund called the Arizona Blue Campaign to register over 200,000 Democrats by October 1, 2016.”

His message caused nary a blimp on the “aw shucks” meter.


AZ House Republican majority release 2015 agenda

February 10, 2015

Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives, led by House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, released an ambitious seven-part policy agenda and accompanying video. “We want to make sure we are doing the business of the people,” Montenegro explained. “The House Majority Agenda helps us to stay on track. We want to conduct our work in a way that makes Arizona proud.”

“These seven guideposts give us a roadmap to prioritize the work of the House,” added House Speaker David Gowan.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope for conservative victories among the budget battles.


Tony Bouie scores cushy post: Establishment takes care of its own

January 31, 2015

Newly elected Arizona Governor Doug Ducey isn’t letting any grass grow under his feet as he repays establishment favors.

In this accolade-filled press release, Ducey announces the appointment of accomplished charlatan Tony Bouie as the new director of the Arizona State Lottery.

This post, “Tony Bouie: Problematic candidate is baaack,“ dated Jan. 30, 2012, contains links to numerous articles we’ve written about Bouie’s brazen attempts to deceive the voters in two separate districts where he sought legislative seats.  It’s time to stop the embarrassment, Tonycontains links to a dozen other articles about the duplicitous Tony Bouie.

A man with an abundance of personal problemsBouie is best known for registering as a Republican after being a lifelong Democrat, and then opportunistically lying about it when running in a GOP heavy District. He shamelessly filed his intent to run within FIVE short days of changing his registration status. Then the newly-minted Republican had the temerity to refer to himself as a “conservative leader.” After his con was exposed he went so far as to send out a press release declaring that he “became a Republican in his heart,” but neglected to reregister — with the new party that meant so much to him. 

Until his lies were exposed, opportunistic imposter Bouie remained so insistent touting his longtime Republican credentials that he told the Capitol Times, “In fact, I’ve been a Republican half of my voting life.”

The lottery —- state sanctioned gambling —- is taking a pointless gamble with Tony Bouie.

In an arena where integrity must be the paramount consideration, Gov. Ducey and his advisors have fallen far short of the mark in replacing principled former state lawmaker Jeff Hatch-Miller, who has held this position since 2009.


Departing candidate Mitt gets it right with Jeb jab

January 30, 2015

Bush fatigue coupled with Jeb Bush’s notorious amnesty stance make his candidacy unacceptable

In his Friday morning announcement that he will not be running for president, Mitt Romney lobbed a less than subtle parting shot at 61-year-old Jeb Bush.  Though cloaked, conservative politicos got his message loud and clear —- and Romney was right on target.

“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney, 67, said, as he underscored the need for a fresh face for the GOP.

“I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee,” he told supporters on the conference call during which he announced his decision. “In fact, I expect and hope that to be the case.”

We join Mitt Romney in that hope.

Here is Jeb Bush calling the invasion of the United States by illegal aliens, “an act of love.” 

“Yes, they broke the law,” Jeb Bush acknowledges, “but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime. It shouldn’t rile people up that people are coming to this country to provide for their families.”


Same-sex issues: A confusing religious smorgasbord

January 28, 2015

Faith-based courage retreats as political correctness takes major leap 

On Tuesday the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints loosened the reins on teachings about homosexuality via this rare news conference in which church leaders called for a “fairness for all” approach “that balances religious freedom protections with reasonable safeguards for LGBT people — specifically in areas of housing, employment and public transportation.”

Couching this change of attitude as an issue of “housing, employment and public transportation,” and glib use of the acronym LGBT, appears to be acceptance of the camel’s nose under the tent, since these issues were already addressed in 2009 as the LDS Church endorsed two Salt Lake City ordinances barring housing and job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Nearly 20 Utah cities and counties have passed similar ordinances.

This Salt Lake City Tribune report contains information on pending legislation to protect religious individuals’ ability to refuse to marry same-sex couples, but even the sponsor is unsure it will pass.

In July 2013, it was Pope Francis who uttered the stunning words, “Who am I to judge?” when speaking with reporters about homosexuality within the Catholic Church.

In the words of the Catechism, the Church teaches that homosexuals “must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity” and that “every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.” But the Catechism also describes a “homosexual inclination” as “objectively disordered” and homosexual acts as “intrinsically disordered,” because sexuality is “an integral part of the love by which a man and a woman commit themselves totally to one another until death.”

Biblical teachings have remained consistently clear on the topic of homosexuality. Leviticus 20:13 leaves no doubt that homosexual relations are against God’s law. In Romans 1:24 Paul preached to the Romans that homosexual behavior was sinful.

The Bible is a sacred book of scripture that serves as an important pillar of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

As overreaching courts have legitimized same-sex marriages in dozens of states, including those with large Mormon populations such as Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Utah, a growing number of churchgoers have pushed the conservative church to become more accepting of homosexual members —- a considerably altered  position since the church’s involvement as one of the leading forces behind California’s 2008 ballot measure  known as Proposition 8, prohibiting such unions.

This Dec. 2012 Pew Research Center report provides an overview of the official positions on same-sex marriage held by 16 religious groups in the U.S.


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