Phoenix’ 2018 Veterans Day Parade: Mon. Nov. 12th

November 11, 2018

Date: Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m.

This year’s parade theme isOUT OF THE TRENCHES: A Century of Remembrance,” marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end World War I. The parade has more than 100 entries, and will also feature Veterans Service Organizations, POW/MIA/KIA Honor Guard and ROTC entries.

Presented for the 22nd year by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans, this family friendly event is an impressive tribute to our true heroes — our Veterans. Among the highlights are 14 floats, 12 marching bands, 7 color guards, equestrian units, and large helium balloons. In all, there will be 2,500 participants in the parade, with an expected 45,000 spectators along the route.

An impressive array of 8 Veteran Grand Marshals representing each era of military service from World War II to present day will be featured, led by Celebrity Grand Marshal Loretta Swit. Scroll through link to see them all. Read the history of Veterans Day.

Phoenix’ Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m.  The parade will head south on Central Avenue from Montebello Drive to Camelback Road; turn east on Camelback Road to 7th Street; turn south on 7th Street and end at Indian School Road. The parade will end at approximately 1 p.m. Map HERE.

The Arizona Republic listsfree food and meal discountsoffered by Valley restaurants on Veterans Day and reminds military members — current, former and retired — to bring their ID or proof of service with them. 

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Cindy McCain kicks off election eve campaign rally  

November 6, 2018

The question is, who’s the actual candidate?

Cindy Hensley McCain is not letting any grass grow under her well shod feet. According to the Daily Courier, she appeared at an election eve Republican campaign rally in Prescott, Arizona — coincidentally at the same location where her now deceased husband, John, kicked off his presidential election bid. The Yavapai County Courthouse steps were initially used by former Senator Barry Goldwater to launch his presidential campaign in 1964. Although the territorial capitol moved several times, Yavapai County held that distinction twice.

SRAZ has covered Cindy’s reemergence in two separate posts.

Sept. 9, 2018: Supercharged Cindy Hensley McCain emerges 

Oct. 25, 2018: The “Maverick” is not gone: The hustle goes on

In retrospect, an excerpt from the October article becomes even more intuitively intriguing. We wrote:

In September, when appointed as a senate place holder, former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl made clear his intention to leave in December 2018. This reemergence of Cindy McCain sounds a like a priming of the pump for Gov. Ducey to appoint her to finish out her hubby’s term. Cindy recently endorsed Ducey as he campaigns for a second term, but their relationship is much deeper than the political.  When Ducey first arrived in Arizona to attend ASU, his first job was working for Cindy’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship. The Ducey’s have remained close to the McCain’s, even visiting John in his final days at the McCain’s Cornville compound. John McCain encouraged Ducey’s political career.

Clairvoyant predictions have been known to make the hair stand up on the nape of the neck. Few among us are telepathic, but astute conservatives should be excused for experiencing an eerie sense of foreboding. 


Tune in to hear JD — Tues. 7- 9:00 am, AZ Time

October 22, 2018

Another treat for JD Hayworth fans. Listen LIVE as he broadcasts from Tampa Bay’s WWBA 820-AM. 


Pres. Trump in Mesa Fri. Oct.19, – Ticket info here

October 15, 2018

Rally supports U.S. Rep. Martha  McSally’s senate bid

The rally will take place this Friday evening October 19, 2018 at:

International Air Response

6250 S. Taxiway Circle

Mesa, AZ 85212

This location is adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Tickets to the event are limited to two per person. Register HERE.

Winning this key senate race is crucial to retaining a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate. The Dems are desperate to pull an upset and stall any further judicial and cabinet appointments while restricting President Trump’s ability to continue fulfilling his promises to the American people. (Click the arrow on each link for a list of his stellar accomplishments.)

 Martha McSally was first elected to Congress in 2014 representing Arizona’s CD 2. Her impressive biography is one of exemplary service to our country. 


Kate Brophy McGee “grateful” for Dem endorsers

October 14, 2018

District 28 Republicans are shaking their heads in dismay over the report that Kate Brophy McGee, running for reelection to the state senate, is emulating leftist former Gov. Janet Napolitano —- albeit in reverse.

Arizonans will remember the contemptible list of GOP turncoats who affixed their names to the Republicans for Janet roster in 2006. (Click to enlarge.) The list was rife with McCain activists, including Grant Woods, John McCain’s former chief of staff, who chose the liberal over conservative Len Munsil, heading the Republican ticket. Woods, an iffy Republican who has yet to follow through on his threat to leave the GOP, is notorious for endorsing Democrats and has even cut a televised ad in support of crude and deceitful Kyrsten Sinema over Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally running for an open U.S. Senate seat.

Now Kate Brophy McGee is following Napolitano’s lead flaunting her far-left Democrat supporters led by Janice Miano, Art Othon, and John Whiteman who are co-chairing ‘Democrats for Kate.’  In their announcement, they heap praise on her, saying, “Kate does what is right for Arizonans. She isn’t held hostage by party politics.”

The question Republicans in Legislative District 28 — encompassing North Central Phoenix, Biltmore, Arcadia and Paradise Valley — should pose to Kate Brophy McGee is, if you and your liberal friends find the politics of the party under whose banner you have chosen to run since 2010 has held you hostage, why didn’t you run as a Democrat? Her treasured leftists refer to her as “fearless,” inferring that throwing the GOP Platform to the winds is liberating.

In response to the liberal embrace, Kate Brophy McGee gushed, “I’m so grateful for the support of Janice, Art, and John. The issues I fight for — education, small businesses, and public safety — transcend party lines. I’m honored to have these great Democratic leaders supporting my campaign.”  


A treat for JD Hayworth fans: Mon. 7-10 am AZ time

October 7, 2018

“Red White & Blue” for “Blue Minnesota!”

Longtime broadcaster and former Congressman JD Hayworth — seemingly banned from the Arizona airwaves, unless he is guest hosting a nationally syndicated show — returns to radio tomorrow, again far from the Grand Canyon State.

On Monday, Oct. 8, Hayworth will host on the legendary WCCO, Minneapolis. He can be heard from 7-10 am, AZ Time. Listen live at wccoradio.radio.com (click the “Listen Live” box in the upper right corner of the web page.)

Minnesota’s reputation in recent years — Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty notwithstanding — has been “Deep Blue.”  In fact, Minnesota was the lone state President Reagan failed to carry in his 1984 reelection, as voters in the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes” opted for native son, Walter Mondale…keeping his name afloat in Political Trivia, as the lone Major Party Nominee to carry just one state — the one he called “home.”

Might Hayworth end up calling Minnesota his “Broadcasting Home?” It’s apparently a greater possibility than finding an Arizona station with the guts and good sense to put JD to work.

Blacklisting a Conservative Republican in a supposedly Republican state…of all the things that could be said, we’ll state the obvious: It’s a damn shame.


AZ Primary Election Results – Aug. 28, 2018

August 28, 2018

Polls close tonight at 7 p.m., and continually updated results will be available after 8 p.m.

                       

The AZ Secretary of State’s Office has categorized the election results into FEDERAL, STATEand LEGISLATIVE races. 

Oddly, the links omit some of the candidates, who can only be seen by clicking on “view more.” The snafu plagued site, might explain why Secretary of State Michele Reagan is in the race of her life. It’s a repetition of her last election misadventures.  Reagan’s office, obviously anticipating problems on her watch, even put up an election night Help page that is sure to get a workout.

Of the early ballots mailed out in Maricopa County, approximately 44% were returned before election day.