RINOcrat, egotist Recorder Stephen Richer “dost protest too much”

August 20, 2021

After receiving a gargantuan 38-page emailed “letter” from problem-plagued Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, the legendary quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet rings all too true as it epitomizes insincere overacting.

Stephen Richer, the novice politician who appeared to have a bright future within the Arizona Republican Party irreparably damaged himself with his insulting invectives hurled at President Donald Trump, referring to him as a “liar“ and “unhinged.”  Make no mistake; he was also aiming his wrath at loyal Trump supporters. His tirade rated a front page headline accompanying an oversize photo, unmistakably displaying his value to the leftwing local newspaper. The Maricopa County election audit, which he regards with contempt, has been emulated by other jurisdictions nationally, a fact ignored by Richer.

While Donald Trump can’t vote against Richer, Maricopa County conservatives can, which is why he is trying to inveigle himself back into the GOP camp.

Unable to make a point, the lawyer who should be better trained to clearly state his case, instead sent out a self-serving missive to GOP activists, bearing the lengthy title, “Dear Arizona Republicans: Let‘s do this right.  Let‘s build confidence. Let‘s move forward”  Yet, digging in his heels, he included this gem, “I stand by everything I’ve said over the past three months.”

We are not including the link, though Richer appears to have sent it out to the immediate world. If you didn’t receive it, it’s likely your dog did.

It’s doubtful many will be inclined to spend time reading much more than the cover letter, since 38-pages is a bizarre contrivance. Most of us have better ways to spend our time, although it’s clear Richer is more driven by egocentric urgency.

SRAZ previously wrote, “If Richer runs for any political office in the future, it should be as the democrat he has shown himself to be…It will be a rare display of honesty.”

We stand by that vantage point.

Although Republicans rejoiced when Richer trounced single-term democrat Adrian Fontes, his election was hardly a runaway. Richer defeated Fontes by a razor-thin 50.1% to 49.8%. In the primary he defeated perpetually losing candidate Clair Van Steenwyk (known as “Van the Radio Man”) by a 15% margin, which should have been far greater. Richer’s current term ends January 2025. If he dares run again, he needs a reputable GOP primary challenger. It’s critically important.


AZ Republic’s latest farce: “People experiencing homelessness”

August 19, 2021

Phoenix police are characterized as bullies

It’s ironic that the Arizona Republic newspaper which knows first hand about homelessness,* would employ a reporter who focuses solely on homelessness. Jessica Boehm’s job title is, “Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Reporter.”

Her recent article is headlined, “Homeless people say police throw away their belongings.” The three-pager, denigrating police officers, comes complete with three photos. It also gave three words a workout. Homeless people are never described as such. There is a new definition which Boehm uses repeatedly: “People experiencing homelessness.” The attempt is to indicate this is a temporary situation.  For many it is not. In fact, those encamped in tents on vacant city lots habitually refuse to go to shelters which provide beds, toilets, showers, meals and recovery services. Arizona has dozens of them.

What Jessica Boehm conveniently omits is that many of the street people are drug addicts and alcoholics. They don’t want to conform to regulations imposed by the shelters such as segregating men and women.

In many cases, their own families spent years trying to assist the “people experiencing homelessness,” until they could take no more.

Coddling vagrants never works. San Francisco’s homeless problem, exacerbated under democrat Mayor London Breed — who has paid fines for ethics violations while in office — has driven away its once vibrant tourist industry that made it a destination for sightseers, theatergoers, diners and shoppers. Now hotels, stores and fine restaurants have closed due to street bums camping out on downtown sidewalks, accompanied by piles of feces, hypodermic needles and rats. Breed did have time to implement an “Office of equity for transgender and gender nonconforming people.”  The sanctuary city of San Francisco also declared the NRA a domestic terrorist organization.

Jessica Boehm should take a trip to what was once described in song as the “golden city by the bay,” to see the results of what she views so warmly.

* Homeless Vagrant on Borrowed Time


Leftist AZ newspaper surprisingly vilifies black, dem, female police chief

August 16, 2021

There’s no doubt Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams is in hot water. Though she ticked off all of the politically correct boxes of being the first female to hold that office, in addition to the bonus of being black, Williams is now surprisingly on the receiving end of the local newspaper’s wrath. She was recently suspended for a day, and is facing calls to resign relating to the Phoenix Police Department’s response to the BLM mobs that stormed Phoenix last year that the left portrays as evidence of “system racism.”  Spineless Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel, dropped charges against the criminal mobs ridiculously portrayed as “protesters.”

Jeri Williams is not a political novice. In 2016, Pres. Obama appointed her as a member of the Medal of Valor Review Board. Her husband, Cody, was a Phoenix City Councilman. Although council members, like the mayor, run under the “non-partisan” subterfuge, a fact made all too clear when he was inducted into ‘Arizona’s Democrat Party Hall of Fame.’ In 2007, he was appointed to fill a vacant position as South Mountain Justice of the Peace, a position he has since run for, and to which he has been reelected.

When Jeri Williams was appointed police chief in October 2016, she all but walked on water, though not the first minority to serve as chief. Ruben Ortega held that post from 1980 to 1991. He was followed by Daniel Garcia who led the department from 2012 to 2015.

Highly acclaimed Doeg Nelson, Arizona’s top ranking black police officer, who rose through the ranks to assistant chief, was exceptionally well qualified and widely expected to be the next chief in 1980 before being ambushed by Ortega supporters within the office. They invited Nelson for a celebratory drink after their shift, and then arranged to have him pulled over after leaving, which left Ortega unchallenged.

Ortega’s arrogance along with his chastisement by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge were exposed in this 1991 Phoenix New Times report titled, “The Rise and Gall of Ruben Ortega.”

SRAZ has previously covered Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams:

Nov. 6, 2021: Biden’s US AG Merrick Garland launches probe into Phx Police

Nov. 5, 2019:  Phoenix police chief prioritizes firing officers

July 14, 2019: How did police become the enemy?


RINO AZ Sen. Paul Boyer and the friends he keeps

August 12, 2021

To say that Arizona State Senator Paul Boyer is unpopular in his district would be the height of understatement. The iffy Republican is known for ignoring the elected precinct committeemen in the district he represents, who helped get him elected. Openly hostile, Boyer never attends the monthly district meetings where he is expected to give legislative updates. It’s no surprise he is currently the subject of a recall within District 20.

This is the recent statement issued by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, in which he refers to Paul Boyer as a “RINO” and endorses “highly respected” former State Representative Anthony Kern who is mounting a primary senate challenge to Boyer.

You might wonder what Boyer busies himself with when he isn’t reviling Republicans and the Maricopa County election audit.

National File provides the answer, complete with touchy-feely photographs with Boyer posing with fellow state Sen. Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete, a District 30 Democrat. Navarrete, a 2017 founding member of the Legislature’s LGBTQ Caucus resigned last week after being booked into Maricopa County jail following his arrest by Phoenix Police. During a monitored phone call, police taped Navarrete graphically apologizing to one of his victims.

Navarrete has been charged with seven felonies for having sexual contact with minor boys. If convicted he could serve up to 50 years in prison.

SRAZ has provided this recent timeline.


Diversity: Left views it as DNA, never perspective based

August 8, 2021

A recent headline in the failing local newspaper blasted, “Cities on quest for diversity.” The report opened with, “Valley municipalities are beginning to prioritize a diverse workforce to better serve the community.” The inside jump page ran another headline: “Finding solutions to diversify Valley’s municipal workforce.” In all, the article covered four pages.

One of the “experts” stated, “Whatever the strategies undertaken, it must be intentional because government jobs have been historically dominated by white men.” This bizarre contrivance is the radical left’s latest divisive agenda item. In fact, white males are now hindered in their job quests based on their whiteness and maleness.

It should be noted that Arizona has had four female governors, two Republicans and two democrats in recent years. The state legislature has House and Senate members that come from a mélange of ethnic and political backgrounds, including immigrants…many holding leadership positions.

Lorna Lockwood, born in 1903 in the Arizona territory, is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become chief justice of a state Supreme Court serving in that capacity twice. She passed the bar in 1925 and was a state legislator and Superior Court judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court in 1960 — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arizona Governor Raul Castro, born in Mexico, was elected in 1974. A democrat, he resigned midway through his term when he took an ambassadorship to impoverished El Salvador which he must have regarded as a higher calling than being governor.

This chart showing the mayors of America’s 50 largest cities demonstrates voters elected 17 diverse leaders without the contrivances advanced by the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). In all, the breakdown of mayoral political parties is 36 democrats, 11 Republicans, and 3 “Independents” (two elected with state democrat party support). Several are listed as “openly gay,” as if that is a qualification. Politically astute Phoenix Mayor Kate Widland Gallego kept the Hispanic surname of the congressman husband she divorced while pregnant, clearly viewing it as a political asset. Phoenix holds “non-partisan” elections, which are a farce. Kate Gallego is a democrat as are the majority of the council.

The nation’s top crime-ridden cites are led by democrats, as reported by Fred Lucas in The Tennessee Star.

Local Arizona reporter Paulina Pineda exemplifies the newspaper’s recent diversity policy of assigning minorities to cover anything dealing with minorities, as if ethnicity — a factor over which none of us has any control — is a prerequisite to being able to competently report news.

Numbers take precedence, with percentages of specific minorities in various Arizona city governments weighed against the municipalities’ racial makeup.  When the word “community” is used, it never refers to the community as a whole, but only to the prominent ethnicity, further dividing residents. 

Not addressed in the farcical report is whether those seeking employment have credentials to match the top tier city jobs or whether they are even interested in the positions. In the accusatory language of AZ Republicese, all that matters is attaining the illusionary nirvana known as diversity. We gift our readers with the wisdom of Walter E. Williams, Ph.D. (d. Dec.  2020). In 2019, he wrote, “The Demonizing of White Men.” Professor Williams was black.


GOP hating newspaper promotes former dem Kari Lake as GOP governor. New video explains why

August 3, 2021

Just days ago far left Laurie Roberts, the local newspaper’s former sob story reporter turned political henchwoman, was heaping praise on unlikely gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, a longtime Channel 10 teleprompter newsreader. Lake, put on leave for dropping the F-bomb when she thought the mic was off, finally left and is now deceitfully trying to pass herself off as the conservative in the race, though she was a registered democrat who donated to Barack Obama and John Kerry.

In what turned out to be an honest description of herself, Kari Lake is quoted as saying, “Not everyone is dedicated to telling the truth.”

Radical Roberts is so enamored with the political novice who aspires to run the state of Arizona, that she wrote a sycophantic column purposely excluding the actual experienced Republican candidate, State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, who is too accomplished to merit Robert’s mention. Yee, having been elected to both the Arizona House and Senate knows her way around state government and is doing an  exemplary job managing taxpayer’s money, keeping the state solidly in the black even during the devastating pandemic, which has set the nation on its ear.

Roberts’ column is nothing more than a ruse, intended to promote the least qualified GOP candidate as the Primary Election looms prior to ultimately pushing the democrat among the list of has-beens and never-was aspirants for the state’s top job.

The desperately failing newspaper, which farcically swore off making insultingly biased endorsements, no longer prints pages of its anointed selectees. It doesn’t have to. The promotion of dems and denigration of conservatives is ongoing in editorials, skewed news reports and via the Republican-hating columnists.

The candidate with an actual track record is former state Representative and Senator and current AZ State Treasurer Kimberly Yee.  Read her remarkable accomplishments on behalf of the people of Arizona with a proven track record of service. She has the  enviable record of winning every election in which she has run. Kimberly Yee was tapped to speak at the 2016 Republican National Convention (link). Her brief convention speech endorsing Donald Trump for president is well worth watching.

Now watch faux “conservative” Kari Lake — who was actually a registered democrat — endorsing leftist Merrick Garland, Barack Obama’s pick to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Radical Garland is now the U.S. Attorney General in the Biden administration:

H/T: Video courtesy of SRAZ’s reliable commentor Trevor, who scooped us on this Kari Lake video. Many thanks, Trevor. This will get much needed exposure.


Associated Press gives official pass to criminals

July 13, 2021

News agency will no longer cover “not newsworthy” crimes

Associated Press is back to its old tricks, determining what is now too offensive for general consumption while attempting to manipulate American’s attitudes via language. It has become the self-appointed arbiter of communication, with no one to challenge its leftist perspective. SRAZ has written about the agency’s overreaches intended to cunningly alter the vantage point of readers, now utilizing loaded language techniques while ignoring minority perpetrated criminality.

In 2019 AP reporters were instructed on retooling language in an effort to reconfigure opinions. In 2021 deceitful word manipulation has become even more emboldened. We noted at the time that what was once heralded as the free press, has grotesquely transmogrified to purveyors of mind control. This is an important link which is worth your time.

Claiming its mission is to “inform the world,” and “setting the industry standard for ethics in journalism,” AP boasts it’s been on the scene since 1846. Its former rival United Press International (UPI) has all but dried up and bitten the dust.

AP’s latest gambit is deeming certain names too objectionable to be seen in print. Naming crime suspects or showing mug shots of minority criminal perpetrators is now considered racist, although their presumably loving mothers bestowed the monikers on them.

John Daniszewski, AP’s Vice President for Standards, ignores the fact that crime stats are highest among minority perpetrators, since that doesn’t fit into the leftist perspective as it skews the news. He writes, “The names of suspects are generally not newsworthy beyond their local communities. We will not link from these stories to others that do name the person, and we will not move mug shots in these cases, since the accused would be identifiable by that photo as well. We also will stop publishing stories driven mainly by a particularly embarrassing mug shot, nor will we publish such mug shots solely because of the appearance of the accused.”

In a world inhabited by leftists even those calling themselves “journalists,“ charged with delivering the news, showing or naming the perpetrator is now racist or too embarrassing.

It’s worth considering if John Daniszewski would be so generous if either he, his wife or children were brutally victimized by those whose violent crimes he is intent on ignoring.


Stephen Richer revels in blue spotlight, duped Republicans

July 12, 2021

GOP political newcomer clearly displays his leftist stripes

When the GOP-hating, Hillary-endorsing local newspaper is enraptured with an elected Republican, it’s a clear sign something is amiss. That is exactly what’s happening with Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. The Recorder’s Office is regarded as a down ballot post, which few people can accurately identify either by the duties or the office holder.

In November 2020, Richer, the previously unknown Republican lawyer ousted the single term democrat and the victory tasted sweet, masking the toxicity aimed at conservatives that we were soon to see. Richer has appeared in a full-color, above-the-fold photo in a newspaper report standing beside democrat Sheriff Paul Penzone and using the prominently displayed word “unhinged” to describe President Donald Trump. Penzone, it should be remembered defeated six-term Sheriff Joe Arpaio with at least $2 million added to his campaign coffers by none other than Socialist billionaire George Soros who has resolutely donated to overhaul the criminal justice system in his leftist image.

This revealing account was published in Law Enforcement Today.

Displaying its newfound GOP defector poster boy, Sunday’s edition of the seriously declining local newspaper devotes two pages to a “Your Turn” column by Stephen Richer, titled, “Playing by an awfully different set of rules.”  This bold type face, foolish sentiment is directly below the headline:

Maricopa County election administrators conducted bipartisan hand-count audit of 2020 votes. Cyber Ninjas — Republicans in sheep’s clothing — recruited almost exclusively from the GOP.

Do those words sound like what Republican voters would expect to hear from a newly elected Republican? The newspaper, which always posts a photo of the columnist alongside the article, generously provides Richer a “haircut” by lopping off the oddly balding top of his head, making him look more palatable as he gouges Republican Senate President Karen Fann and the auditing firm which has worked around the clock with NINE online cameras making the process available to any interested party. Richer bizarrely concludes they play by a “different set of rules.”

His own election was hardly a runaway. Richer defeated democrat Adrian Fontes by a razor-thin 50.1% to 49.8%. In the primary he defeated perpetually losing candidate Clair Van Steenwyk (known as “Van the Radio Man”) by a 15% margin, which should have been far greater.

If Richer runs for any political office in the future, it should be as the democrat he has shown himself to be. It will be a rare display of honesty.


Biden’s border crisis even worse than we thought

July 6, 2021

Dems view invasion of unvaccinated and uneducated as future democrat voters

With the Biden administration’s weakness evident to those from Central America, Mexico and Special Interest Aliens who continually breach our southern border, it’s worth paying attention to the criminal aspect of who is entering.

As bizarre as it sounds, recent “guidance from Biden’s acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement  Director Tae Johnson instructs agents not to pursue illegal aliens for arrest and deportation until they have been convicted of aggravated felonies against Americans — crimes such as rape, murder, child pornography, sexual abuse of a minor, trafficking firearms, and theft.

On its heels came this “Policy Alert” from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services carrying the subject line: “Bona Fide Determination Process for Victims of Qualifying Crimes, and Employment Authorization and Deferred Action for Certain Petitioners.”

In plain English, our government is prioritizing illegals who claim they are crime victims…rather than perpetrators.

The victims Pres. Joe Biden and his disinterested, perpetually  cackling “border czar” VP Kamala Harris should focus on are Americans.

FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) has actively monitored the Biden Administration’s inaction and the criminal invaders who are being welcomed without any consideration for the well-being of Americans.

This datelined list of Examples of Serious Crimes By Illegal Aliens is well worth your time. It exposes the fallacy that these are “just good folks, trying to make a better life for themselves.”

Preston Huennekens, FAIR’s Government Relations Manager, highlights the border policy differences between the Trump and Biden border administrations, headlining his June report, “May Border Apprehensions Reach 21-Year High.”

This Center for Immigration Studies report, “MS-13 Resurgence: Immigration Enforcement Needed to Take Back Our Streets,” details horrific crimes committed at an alarming rate by violent gang members. The numbers have obviously increased since this was written in 2018.

Sanctuary cites, counties and states providing safe havens to criminal aliens have proliferated across our nation.

REMINDER TO OUR READERS: In accordance with our 2020 established policy, the word “democrat” or its derivatives will no longer be capitalized on this site. The exception is when the word is capitalized in quotes or beginning a sentence.


AZ dem vaccine love fest embraces Cindy McCain…

July 1, 2021

…ignores ugly realities of the school where dems staged photo-op

Leaving her husband’s caretaking duties to professionals, “Dr.” Jill Biden came to Phoenix Wednesday, to push COVID immunizations at what was described as a “closed” school-based vaccination event. Accompanied by Doug Emhoff,* Mayor Kate Gallego, her ex-husband U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, (whom she divorced in 2016, when pregnant with their son) and, of course, Cindy McCain…an increasingly necessary fixture to complete any democrat event.

Oddly, the report was relegated to Page 3 of the interior section of the leftist local newspaper. Could it be because Isaac Middle School where the event was held, should have been showcased the dire conditions of the minority-majority population school, where 86.8% are “economically disadvantaged” and falling far behind in basic math and reading proficiency scores? The school scores a “1” (10 is Best) when compared to schools statewide and nationally.

None of those harsh realities were on the minds of the still-masked democrat attendees on hand for the photo-op. Among them were AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (now arrogantly running for governor); City Councilman Laura Pastor; Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez; and state Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, who cloaks herself as a PND (Party Not Declared.)

The Biden-Harris spouse trip came as headlines blast, “Support for Biden erodes among Democrats as U.S. looks past pandemic.”

*Kamala Harris’ husband, oddly referred to in the report as the “second gentleman.”