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.

Update-tag

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.


President-elect Trump making top notch cabinet slections

November 19, 2016

Top quality picks will bolster new administration

Donald Trump is making all the right moves as he picks Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for U.S. Attorney General, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KA) as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser. With a Republican dominated Senate, his exceedingly capable selections should easily win approval.  Unlike the other cabinet posts, national security adviser does not require senate confirmation. (links include bios.)

Each of the three nominees have years of experience in Washington and stood firm against the GOP establishment to support Trump from the onset of his campaign.

Today Donald Trump will be meeting with former Massachusetts governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Unlike those previously selected for top posts, Romney has been a harsh critic of the president-elect. Other meetings will be taking place throughout the weekend. Romney is not deserving of any post in the Trump administration.

Earlier this week in a surprise move, Trump named Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to the chief of staff position. Steve Bannon, executive chairman of the conservative Breitbart News was selected as chief strategist and senior counselor.


Judicial Watch, Russell Pearce sue AZ AG for communications with ACLU

November 15, 2016

AZ AG Mark Brnovich pays $1.4 million of taxpayer money to ACLU

Seeing Red AZ rarely gives space to press releases, but this stunner is a worthy exception. We see no need to read and regurgitate this important information for you. An enlarged version of the 5-page lawsuit can be seen here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 14, 2016

Judicial Watch and Russell Pearce Sue Arizona Attorney General for Communications with ACLU

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Settlement of SB 1070 Case Undermining Rule of Law

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it and former Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce filed a lawsuit to obtain records of communications between Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office, the ACLU and other groups challenging Arizona immigration enforcement law S.B. 1070. The lawsuit was filed in Maricopa County Superior Court (Judicial Watch and Russell Pearce v. Office of Attorney General Mark Brnovich (No. CV2016-016945).

Judicial Watch and Senator Pearce’s lawsuit was filed on November 9, 2016, after the Attorney General’s office failed to respond to a request for records under Arizona’s Public Records Law. The request sought records of communications between the Attorney General’s Office, the ACLU and other illegal alien advocacy groups that resulted in a settlement of a lawsuit challenging S.B. 1070. The settlement was formalized in an agreement called a “Joint Case Disposition.” The September 20, 2016, request sought records concerning:

Communications, correspondence, and contacts between the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and counsel for plaintiffs in Valle del Sol, et al. v. Whiting, et al., Case No. CV-10-1061-PHX-SRB (D. Ariz.) concerning or relating to the Joint Case Disposition submitted to the court on September 15, 2016. Such records include, but are not limited to, records of discussions resulting in the agreement to submit to the court the Joint Case Disposition.

Under Arizona law the Attorney General’s office was required to respond “promptly” to the records request. After nearly two months, the Attorney General has failed to comply.

The request seeks to shed light on the unusual settlement of the SB 1070 case, including an agreement that the Attorney General would issue an “informal opinion” setting forth his “interpretation” of the meaning of certain provision of SB 1070. The agreement also provided for payment of $1.4 million of taxpayer money to the ACLU and other groups. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the SB 1070 law in 2012, but other provisions were left untouched, including a provision to allow police officers individuals for proof of immigration status.

“The public has a right to know if the Arizona Attorney General outsourced his work to the ACLU and other illegal alien advocates,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “By stonewalling this request, the Attorney General is thumbing his nose at the rule of law. And we have little doubt that this is all about thwarting any illegal immigration enforcement by a Trump administration.”

“With this settlement, the Attorney General undermined the rule of law,” said Senator Pearce.

“Why is the Attorney General hiding his communications with illegal alien advocates? Why is the Attorney General negotiating the meaning of duly-enacted laws with the ACLU? When did the citizens of Arizona elect the ACLU as Attorney General?”

After filing the Valle del Sol v Whiting case in May 2013, the ACLU conducted a sweeping subpoena “witch hunt” against Judicial Watch and dozens of conservative organizations and individuals that had supported SB 1070. Among those targeted by the ACLU were more than twenty current and former members of the Arizona State Legislature, public interest groups such as the Center for Immigration Studies, NumbersUSA, and the American Legislative Exchange Council, nine police associations, including the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police and the Arizona Highway Patrol Association, the Arizona State Republican Party, the Arizona African American Republican Club, the Arizona Republican Assembly, and three Arizona senior citizens who had no apparent connection to SB 1070.

Judicial Watch and Senator Pearce are represented by William T. Luzader of Luzader Law PLLC in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Trump picks Priebus as chief of staff, Bannon chief strategist

November 14, 2016

Priebus is GOPe — Bannon represents conservative ideas

Donald Trump ran as an outsider — outside the mainstream Republican construct. Throughout his campaign he was often denigrated by the establishment, horrified at the prospect of a president they couldn’t control.

For that reason alone, naming Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to the chief of staff position is, puzzling, to say the least. To conservatives, the RNC is the establishment personified — everything the populist conservative movement that propelled Trump to the presidency rejects. Priebus, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are what we have just given the boot to in electing Trump.

Businessman Trump was elected, against all odds, for a reason. He won the presidential nomination over 16 other primary candidates. All but Trump, Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina possessed arm’s length government resumes.

Donald Trump represents new ideas.  The old ones definitely haven’t worked out all that well as evidenced by the last eight years of Barack Obama’s reign in which he ignored the Constitution and bypassed congress at will. Trump needs to show his loyal, conservative, core base of support that being elected doesn’t mean he’s abandoning the principles he ran on.

The establishment has used a megaphone within its own conferences, repeating the echo chamber tripe that Republicans can’t win elections without embracing amnesty, always slickly repackaged as “comprehensive immigration reform.” Trump’s election has boldly proven that canard is false.

Priebus represents more of the same and will surely counsel President Trump to back away from many of the concepts that put him over the top last Tuesday. Just days ago SRAZ wrote “Trump’s vow to enforce border security propelled him forward.”

Yet following the Romney/Ryan 2012 loss, Priebus, a Ryan ally, released this 97-page GOP “autopsy that concluded Republicans must embrace amnesty in order to remain relevant. “We must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform. If we do not, our Party’s appeal will continue to shrink to its core constituencies only,” the report states.

Obviously he couldn’t have been more wrong.  American citizens are not opposed to legal immigration, but are vehemently opposed to gifting citizenship to illegal invaders who disrespect .our sovereign border.

Steve Bannon, executive chairman of the conservative Breitbart News has been named as President-elect Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor. He and Priebus appear to be diametrically opposed on major issues.  Trump’s announcement said the duo “would be working as equal partners to transform the federal government.”

Time will tell.