Biden bites the dust on Border Security: He’s no Greg Abbott

April 15, 2022

Even democrat US Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) has taken Biden to task, says he’s done “nothing” to stop the flow of illegal aliens and drug trafficking

Cutting to the chase this morning, Seeing Red AZ takes our readers directly to Joe Biden’s latest polling on the topic of Immigration. Real Clear Politics’ aggregated polling relies on various national polling sources on a wide range of topics. The site uses the term “immigration” to refer to the illegal invasion of foreign nationals

On this subject, Biden’s average drags bottom, with a stunning 59% Disapproval rating.

He ought to pay attention to Texas’ GOP Governor Greg Abbott, who has begun busing illegal invaders to Washington, D.C., to give the democrat elites a taste of their own medicine.

“We live in a time with the most extreme and urgent border crisis in the history of the state of Texas,” Abbott said. “In just the past 15 months there’s been more than 1.6 million people come across the Texas border illegally.”

Abbott noted that the 1.6 million figure is higher than the population of any Texas city except for Houston, which was listed as having 2.3 million people according to the 2020 census estimate. The Republican governor warned that if Biden ends Title 42, “that number’s only going to double or maybe even triple.”

“What that means,” Abbott stated, “over the next year, beginning May 23, there will be more people coming into the state of Texas than even the largest city in the state of Texas. That is an extraordinary challenge for the state to deal with.”

Arizona is also a border state, but Gov. Doug Ducey, a McCain clone, is limp when it comes to border enforcement.

Surprisingly, it is Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) who broke ranks with her fellow democrats in calling on Biden’s administration to delay lifting the Title 42 immigration policy, put in place by President Trump from the onset of COVID-19, that allowed for the expulsion of illegals due to the pandemic.

Referring to Biden‘s inaction, she stated, “Nothing, there’s not been any active steps to stem the flow of migrants from the border. One of the things I’ve been working on with my colleagues in both parties is to discuss the fact that the current flow is unsustainable”

Sinema added, “D.C. has shown little regard for the actual crisis that’s occurring in Arizona, and we know that. We’ve paid the price for the federal government’s failure to fix our broken immigration system for most of my lifetime.”

Her AZ U.S. Senate seatmate, Mark Kelly (D), who is generously funded by open-borders Socialist George Soros, must have steam coming out of his Uncle Fester’s look-alike ears.


Matt Salmon’s governor’s office retry is a fool’s errand

January 12, 2022

Matt Salmon is running again. He began his political career in the state senate in 1990. Then running for congress from a Mesa-based district, he was elected to three 2-year terms, retiring to honor his term-limit pledge. That opened the door for the aptly named Jeff Flake, a McCain clone, to succeed him. In 2002 Salmon ran for governor, losing to democrat Janet Napolitano. She then left the governor’s post mid-term to join Barack Obama’s administration.

Next in line of succession* was Secretary of State Jan Brewer, which is why the mundane post is so popular.

Salmon’s history of commitment isn’t much better than Napolitano‘s. Salmon was a U.S. Rep. from 1995 to 2001 and again from 2013 until 2017, not a difficult task, running from the East Valley, where his roots run deep. The governor’s race is statewide. He lost it previously. As a member of the LDS church, which advocates healthy lifestyles and disparages smoking, Matt Salmon was President of the Electronic Cigarette Association, where he peddled vaping to young people.

In the intervening years, he was reported to have earned $336,090 yearly as of 2018, as the chief lobbyist for Arizona State University, notably supporting the China-financed Confucius Institute. This Jan. 2022 list shows a much slimmer list of participants and ASU appears to have ditched its program, which likely accounts for unemployed Salmon running again.

Matt Salmon still chasing AZ governor dream…when not backing China,” provides additional background.

Now, as he once again aspires to be Arizona governor, he has a unique campaign tactic. It includes incessantly emailing lists of his supporters, including many sporting the titles “retired“ and “former.” There is also a long list titled, “Women for Salmon Coalition,”  whose white letters on a red background appearance resembles the nefarious “Republicans for Napolitano.” The similarity stops there. Salmon’s women’s coalition is more likely to be drawn from a Relief Society list.

Salmon’s time has come and gone. His political aspirations have hit a roadblock. He might have had better luck running for secretary of state, which has frequently provided a direct route to the governor‘s office:

*In 1977 Wesley Bolin, Arizona’s longest serving secretary of state with 28 consecutive years on the job, succeeded Gov. Raul Castro who left midterm to become ambassador to Argentina. Bolin served less than five months before suffering a fatal heart attack. The next in line of succession was Attorney General Bruce Babbitt, later elected to two full terms.

In 1988 Secretary of State Rose Mofford succeeded impeached Gov. Evan Mecham. Jane Hull followed the same route in 1997 after Gov. Fife Symington resigned due to a felony conviction —  which was later reversed. Gov. Jan Brewer was secretary of state when she completed Janet Napolitano’s term in 2009 when she resigned to join the Obama administration.

In Arizona, the secretary of state’s office provides a never-ending, high stakes political version of musical chairs.


Slo Joe Biden “agrees” with “Let’s go Brandon!” chants 

December 26, 2021

Duplicity abounds at the dying Arizona Republic

Unless you’re living under a rock, it’s a good bet you know how the slogan,Let’s go Brandon!” originated and what those who use it are actually implying. Joe Biden isn’t under a rock. Slow Joe’s under a massive boulder.

On Christmas Eve, Joe and Jill Biden were supposedly taking calls into the North American Aerospace Defense Command Santa Tracker, which they claim “follows the progress of Santa’s reindeer-guided sleigh for millions of children.” The Biden’s are so committed to lying to American adults, they think they can pull off a similar scheme on children.

At the conclusion of one call, a father exclaimed, “Merry Christmas and Let’s go Brandon!”

“Let’s go Brandon, I agree,” a disconnected from reality Biden responded, before incoherently asking the dad if he was in Oregon. The call was then abruptly terminated by Biden‘s handlers.

The dying Arizona Republic,* which actually took three days off from delivering its skewed version of the news, didn’t cover this since it reveals Biden as incompetent as he is. It returned with an odd message in its Dec. 26, 2021 edition. In a report revealing that yet another democrat has resigned from the state legislature’s House and Senate. This one is not a crook or pedophile, but a member of the Navajo Nation, leaving to join the Biden administration. Mention is made of the low $24,000 salary, not being a livable wage for her.

Ballotpedia has an updated list comparing statee legislative salaries. Scroll past the map to get to see the ‘Salaries by State’ chart:

https://ballotpedia.org/Comparison_of_state_legislative_salaries

Low, unlivable-wage salaries were never raised whenever pay increases have been on the ballot, and the newspaper consistently disparaged the idea, editorially and through its in-tandem, radically leftist columnists. A former columnist, turned arrogant PR guy, consistently referred to our lawmakers as undeserving “dwarfs.” The politically incorrect term got a workout. An online search reveals all references have been deleted.

That will soon be the fate of the local newspaper.

*H/T Phoenix Business Journal


AZ high school: Parents shut down transgender awareness week

December 12, 2021

Goodyear’s Estrella Foothills High School mission statement: “Inspire minds to change the world … everyone, everyday.“

Today we take our readers directly The Federalist, which shines a bright light on the social absurdities advancing in our taxpayer-funded schools, while actual education falls through the cracks. 

Spencer Lindguist writes an outstanding exposé on the insanity overtaking public schools, as he reports on the promotion and celebration of ‘Transgender Awareness Week’ at Estrella Foothills High School in Goodyear, AZ. The program was successfully shut down by outraged parents. 

Arizona High School Halts Transgender Spirit Week After Outcry From Parents,” contains important information and clearly illustrates why parents need to be vigilant when it comes to what is passing for education at their children’s schools.

According to 2018-2019 Public School Review* of Goodyear’s Estrella Foothills High School, the percentage of students achieving proficiency in math stood at 60-64%. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was less than half at 48%, clearly indicating the teaching time could be better spent on educational basics rather than celebrating transsexuality.

Following objections from enraged parents, Principal Kimberly Heinz canceled “Spirit Week” after the first day, telling parents in a mass email that “our administrative team met this afternoon and have made the decision that we will not move forward with the remaining awareness days this week.”

Lindquist’s report includes email exchanges between 24-year-old instructor Courtney Ratkus and Principal Kimberly Heinz, as well as to students. Ratkus, the sponsor of the Coexist Club, needs to find employment other than indoctrinating students in transsexuality. Solitary street sweeping would be a better fit for this radical.

National Review has written how the perverted scheme passing as education has been gaining traction within the educrat community as schools disallow parents to opt their children out of the programs that begin in kindergarten. Your eyes did not deceive you. Kindergarten is where the sexually deviant brainwashing begins. Open Secrets shows where the teachers unions send their political donations. It isn’t to conservatives.

* Updated numbers are not available due to schools being shuttered during COVID.


Biden‘s America: 12 major US cities hit all-time homicide records

December 9, 2021

Far-left, Biden-supporting Tucson makes notorious list

With three weeks left in 2021, 12 major U.S. cities have already broken their own annual homicide records.

Of the dozen cities that have surpassed the horrific milestones for killings, five topped records that were set or tied just last year.

The following cities have exceeded their own yearly homicide records: Tucson, AZ; Portland, OR; Indianapolis, IN; Toledo, OH; Columbus, OH; Rochester, NY; St. Paul, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Louisville, KY; Baton Rouge, LA; Austin, TX; and Albuquerque, NM — which broke its own record in August.

According to a workforce survey released in June by the Police Executive Research Forum, the retirement rate in police departments nationwide jumped 45% over 2020 and 2021. Another 18% of officers resigned, coinciding with radical activists efforts to defund police agencies.

It’s not rocket science…when police are undervalued and under-funded, crime flourishes. We are living in Biden’s America.


Shopping for the holidays?  We’re urged to make sure it’s race-based

December 2, 2021

Separatism is the new leftist theme as evidenced by BLM advocating boycotts of white-owned businesses

The diversity-promoting Arizona Republic which bases its hiring on DNA, has written numerous articles extolling the merits of supporting black-owned businesses, through a project known as ‘Buy Black Phoenix.’ This article, headlined, Buy Black Phoenix’ campaign urges support of African-American-owned businesses,’ was given prominence in 2016.

Race-based shopping has been a constant theme. In Nov. 2021 the dying newspaper* ran this report, From bookstores to beauty shops, 25 Black-owned businesses in metro Phoenix.’

There’s nothing that reaches the irrationality of promoting businesses based on immutable characteristics of the owners. We won’t hold our breath waiting for endorsements of freckled, redheaded business owners, or those of Asian or Middle Eastern ethnicities — nor should we. Such absurdities would be equally as insulting both to the business owners and shoppers.

In response to the foolish adherence to DNA as a rational reason for giving your business to a store owned by a specific ethnicity proprietor, Black Lives Matter recently jumped into the fray…not by encouraging shopping in specific stores, but by exclusively urging boycotting “white owned” businesses over the holidays shopping season.

Human Events tops its must-read coverage with this headline, “BLM Calls for Boycott of White Companies” During Holiday Season.” It’s important to be aware of the divisiveness that is given prominence on the LSM…’Lame Stream Media.”

This incendiary race-based venom is directly from the excellent Human Events exposé:

“The boycott is being promoted under the hashtag #BlackXmas and #BuyBlack, among others.

**White-supremacist-capitalism uses policing to protect profits and steal Black life,” an Instagram post by the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation reads. “Skip the Black Friday sales and buy exclusively from Black-owned businesses.”

Seeing Red AZ sends best wishes for a Happy Chanukah (early this year beginning Nov. 28) and Merry Christmas amid the vulgar viciousness. This is the new America, brought to us by the Biden administration. Thank the democrats you know.

*   H/T Phoenix Business Journal

** SRAZ doesn’t capitalize black or white. The instances above are direct quotes.


Federal Trade Commission forgets Biden is president

December 1, 2021

The United States of America is suffering through an economic calamity that is exacerbated by befuddled Joe Biden‘s inept handlers.  Our economic boon that rode in on the coattails of President Donald Trump’s 2016 election, has plummeted to historic depths. Businesses have closed and inflation continues to skyrocket. Supply chains remain in chaos as shipping containers loaded with goods are mysteriously unable to be unloaded. Grocery stores continue to deal with empty shelves and sticker shock at the checkout line remains on par with a tank fill-up at the neighborhood service station. Home building has stagnated as necessary supplies are unavailable. Year-old cars cost more than they did new.

The Phoenix home market has become the nation’s most volatile with home prices increasing 33.1% since last September.

In response to this dismal economy, the Federal Trade Commission issued a bizarre press release titled, FTC Launches Inquiry into Supply Chain Disruptions.” It announces the Federal Trade Commission is ordering nine large retailers, wholesalers, and consumer good suppliers to provide detailed information that will help the FTC shed light on the causes behind ongoing supply chain disruptions and how these disruptions are causing serious and ongoing hardships for consumers and harming competition in the U.S. economy. This absurdity is classic blame shifting.

The answer is simple. The retailers are victims as well as consumers. The ongoing problem is the barely cognizant man sitting in the Oval Office…the one who foolishly claims he intends to run again in 2024. On Nov. 5, 2024 — if he’s still standing — Biden will be just 15 days away from turning 82.

And the head of the FTA? Joe Biden nominated Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission. Opposition to her appointment was heated and flew like buckshot. The Wall Street Journal published a half-dozen pieces opposing her nomination, including this July 5 editorial that dismissed her as “a thirty-two-year-old academic who has no experience running anything.” In fact, credentials are of no consequence. Subservience to the radical left-wing administration takes precedence. Politico called Khan’s senate confirmation a “huge win for progressives.” While we agree with the sentiment, “progressive” is a word we disdain, since it makes the repressive dems sound forward thinking. We believe words matter. The correct definition is “regressive.”


AZ ballot deception exposed in U.S. House hearing

October 8, 2021

It’s not often SRAZ links directly to another site as in this post, but today is an exception, not just for substantiation, but in an ardent quest for the truth.

The important link to Conservative Treehouse aka The Last Refuge, is definitely worth your time:

During Testimony Maricopa County Officials Admit to Deleting 2020 Election Data to Avoid Election Subpoena.” The videos featuring AZ CD-5 Congressman Andy Biggs are excellent — and very revealing. Integrity is a disinfecting bright light, all too rare these days in D.C.


Maricopa County’s election audit results do not instill confidence

September 25, 2021

While the results of the Maricopa County election audit appear to confirm the election results, numerous other questions regarding the 2.1 million ballots, were raised by Senate President Karen Fann.

Sen. Fann sent this letter* to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich specifically detailing areas of concern in the current voting process and requesting a formal investigation. Brnovich, however, is in campaign mode, eyeing a U.S. Senate seat, making it a certainty Sen. Fann’s concerns will go nowhere fast. He previously incurred the wrath of former President Trump, who called his tepid efforts, “lackluster.” That sentiment will come back to haunt Brnovich, who will need Republican support to put wheels on his campaign. Brnovich’s Rasputin-like beard will turn white before that will happen in a crowded field.

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel isn’t a viable backup. She’s been in local and out-of-state drug and alcohol treatment facilities since election night Nov. 3, 2020, spending more time out of the office than in it. Claiming she also suffers for stress and anxiety, she asks we respect her privacy. That would be easier to do if she resigned and let the chief deputy assume the responsibilities of the office in the fourth most populous county in the nation, which is also a border state with the accompanying criminality.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors have been outed by Steve Chucri one of their own members, who has now announced his impending November resignation, after being caught on a surreptitious tape saying, “I think it was done through dead people voting. I think it was multifaceted.”

When allegations of tens of thousands of ballots cast illegally, including multiple precincts having more votes counted than residents, someone in a position of authority should have had the ability or interest in promoting integrity in the basis of our republic. What we have are self-serving politicians, too many of whom are unable to function in the jobs they arrogantly ran for. The only election they care about is their own.

The Gateway Pundit has been the reliable source for information on the audit. In this report it lists the numerous discrepancies found in the audit. Those seeking truth will never find a shred of it in the failing, Hillary-endorsing local newspaper.

* H/T AZ Family


Columnist Robert Robb wants AZ voters robbed of their rights

September 12, 2021

There was a time when columnist Robert Robb provided what appeared to be a rational voice in the Trump-despising local newspaper. That time is long gone. Whether he was concealing his actual vantage point for expediency or veered further left to stay salaried as the failing newspaper slipped further into murky oblivion, the facts are that Robb is a now willing sycophant, who eagerly supported the farce known as the “Top 2 Primary…after he vigorously opposed it in 2012, calling it “…another disappointing attempt to change election outcomes by changing the rules”

A member of the newspaper’s editorial board, by 2016, Robb, now bearing the title of editorial columnist, was toeing the line of those who sign his paycheck, as SRAZ pointed out in, “Robert Robb: Forgetful, schizophrenic or seeking job security?

We provide this background since today’s column, “These state offices used as stepping stones should be appointed,” advocates for Arizona’s  Attorney General, Secretary of State and State Treasurer all to be appointed. We are not linking to the tripe.

The facts speak for themselves. The Hilary-endorsing newspaper has failed at brainwashing its few remaining readers, so its new strategy is to deprive them of their constitutional right to vote.

If you are among the few who still subscribe, CANCEL! There are better ways to spend your money. Call 1-800-332-6733. You’ll be connected to an underpaid person in the Philippines who will rapidly handle your call. They are used to getting them.