Anti-Trump jihadists are not “peaceful protesters”

September 25, 2020

The far-left media cover the destructive riots fomenting in American cities as “peaceful protests,” though they are marked by arson, theft and violence. Police officers have been attacked, hit with cinder blocks brought in on pallets to smash store windows, as we witnessed in Scottsdale Fashion Square on May 30, where millions of dollars in damage caused a shutdown for nearly two weeks.

Violence, now including police shootings, has essentially been given a pass within cities run by Democrats who turn a blind eye to the mayhem. In fact, prior to the canonization of career criminal George Floyd, the harassment of GOP members of congress was condoned by Democrat U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and her ilk. Waters, who mysteriously became a multi-millionaire while in congress, urged an assembled crowd to harass members of the President’s staff and cabinet wherever they might be, “in restaurants, department stores or at the gas station.”

Brock Simmons writing for Gateway Pundit, exposesPro-Antifa DA Drops Attempted Murder and Arson Charges For Terrorist Who Hurled Massive Molotov Cocktail At Police.” His article is specifically about Portland, Oregon, but countless cities from Seattle, Washington and Kenosha, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois, Louisville, Kentucky and points beyond are impacted by the violence. Americans are not even safe in their own homes as we witnessed in St. Louis, when BLM rioters broke down an iron gate in a private community to harass homeowners.

Until recently Democrats were content to ignore the anarchy in American cities, pretending it didn’t exist. Now, concerned that their feeble presidential candidate Joe Biden is not adequately addressing the widespread chaos, they have acknowledged the rioting, deceptively blaming it on President Trump.

Given the vicious barrage they unleashed against Trump at their convention, if Democrats actually believed that the president is responsible for anarchists attacking police and torching buildings, it would be their major talking point.

It remains to be seen if weak Joe Biden, who has been holed up in his basement, will be able to debate President Trump. The first debate is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Others will take place Thursday, October 15, and Thursday, October 22. The Vice Presidential debate will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2020. They will all be televised 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET. (6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. AZ time).

The Commission on Presidential Debates lists the entire schedule, topics and moderators.


Bumbling Biden out-buffoons himself on tax plan

September 5, 2020

During his recent trip to riot plagued Kenosha, Wisconsin, Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden was asked about his tax plan.

“Not gonna punish anybody but every[one] should pay a fair share,” he punted. “Not gonna lay out for you. I won’t now because they’ll shoot me.” Clearly unwell, he was able to string together these incoherent sentences without cribbing from notes.

Biden didn’t specify if the imagined shooters would be his handlers or the irate American taxpayers.

According to the non-partisan Tax Foundation, founded in 1937, most previous tax increases were temporary, while Biden’s tax plan would raise taxes for each year over the budget window and are intended as permanent. By historical standards, the tax increases Biden has proposed are significant, ranking alongside tax increases used to help finance World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

His plan would also have a negative long-run effect on the American economy, lowering long-run output and after-tax incomes across the income spectrum. Biden’s VP running mate Kamala Harris has also proposed multiple punishing changes to the tax code, including expanding your after-death estate tax to cover increased teacher compensation. As a lawyer, Harris should know this is not a federal issue.

In Arizona after striking teachers abandoned appropriately 840,000 students (link includes numerous permanent school funding sources) for nearly two weeks in 2018, Gov. Doug Ducey rewarded them with a 20% pay increase for their part-time employment.

Joe Biden’s irrational tax ramblings are nothing new. In June 2019 candidate Biden vowed, On Day One, I will move to eliminate Trump’s tax cuts,” bizarrely expecting the news to be met with cheers by American taxpayers.

Lay in a good supply of popcorn. The scheduled debates between Republican President Donald Trump and Biden, a pathetic relic of nearly 50 years of being reelected by Democrats, will be both enlightening and entertaining.

The smart money is on Trump.


AZ Republic buries Dem arson report that plays out wrong

July 31, 2020

Democrat operative burned down AZ Democrat headquarters

Under the cover of early morning darkness last Friday July 24, a ravaging fire broke out at Arizona Democrat party headquarters. Classified as arson by Phoenix police, it was responsible for destroying party records, furnishings and historic political memorabilia.

The timing, in advance of the Primary Election, appeared Watergately suspicious. Who would be moved to create such havoc at this particular time?

When an arrest was made with the aid of surveillance video, the culprit turned out to be Matthew Egler, a disgruntled elected Democrat Precinct Committeeman and State Committeeman, self identified as President/Chairmen Valley Leadership Council.

Egler had previously worked at the party headquarters, which likely accounts for the placement of the report. The Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic newspaper chose to place the follow-up naming Matthew Egler on Page 3 of the inside Valley & State section.

If the perpetrator had been a Republican —  playing into the newspaper’s hoped for narrative — it would have merited a Page One, bold headlined report. When the arsonist is a 29-year-old Democrat activist, who still lives with his parents and posts bizarre online rantings, the focus is…not to focus.

The police do a superb job. The barely surviving local newspaper excels at agenda-driven obfuscation.


Overindulged, undereducated mobs protest law enforcement in Tempe

July 28, 2020

Capitulation rather than incarceration emboldens criminal mobs, leads to increased destruction, violence

The most reprehensible trend sweeping our nation this summer are the mobs of anarchist thugs taking over cities, setting fires, seriously injuring responding police, destroying property, including police cars, toppling historic monuments, looting and engaging in mayhem. This is all in the name of Black Lives Matter, and ostensibly in tribute to George Floyd, a career criminal, high on illicit drugs and an unlikely martyr but for his death at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer. Floyd was restrained while resisting arrest for passing a counterfeit $20 bill. The officer has been charged with second degree murder and is currently in jail awaiting trial as are three officers who did not participate, but did nothing to stop what turned out to be Floyd’s suffocation. One officer was a new hire.

Monday the mob took over portions of Tempe, blocking the Mill Avenue Bridge to call attention to two other deaths, one in 2016, the other a criminal robbing a local pharmacy.

The protest had less to do with deaths than with leftist politics as evidenced by the involvement of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and Tempe Against Police Violence, bent on ending immunity from lawsuits against law enforcement officers doing their job.

As mobs take to the streets in cities controlled by Democrats across America, they stand as testament to overindulgent upbringing, where parents give too much and expect too little, where schools no longer award merit, but hand out participation certificates, so as not to offend the sensibilities of those who didn’t achieve meritorious levels in academics or athletics. The level playing field is Marxism in its purest form.

These vandals did not spring from thin air. They were indoctrinated in government schools by far-left teachers, taught climate change instead of American and world history and recycling instead of geography. Their parents were too busy to pay attention and indulged them rather than engaged them. Wanton thuggery, ignorance and lack of respect is the result.

The Gateway Pundit headlines its June 27th post,We Asked Our Readers to Send Photos of the Democrat Party Sanctioned Destruction and Rioting in their Community — We Were Shocked at What They Sent In.”  You will be, too.


Another DACA recipient takes American lives

July 25, 2020

The death of George Floyd, a black man with a lengthy, violent criminal history and numerous incarcerations, has vaulted him into martyrdom. He died while being restrained by a white police officer, now jailed and facing Second Degree murder charges. Three other officers, one a rookie, are also incarcerated, awaiting trial for not interfering. Floyd has become the unlikely impetus for calls to defund police departments, national riots, wanton destruction, and the movement to discard America’s historic monuments.

That the police were initially called based on Floyd attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill in a store has faded into oblivion, as has the fact that his autopsy report revealed numerous illicit drugs in his system.

But count on the fact that few Americans have heard the names of Jerry Wayne Harbour, Michael White, and Joseph Paglia, three members of a police motorcycle group who were killed by Ivan Robles Navejas, 28, an illegal alien drunk driver who received Obama’s illegitimate DACA amnesty. And unlike with Floyd, there will be no outcry for policy changes to rectify the scourge of repeat offender criminal aliens who are allowed to remain in the country and further victimize Americans. KTSA San Antonio news radio covered the deaths and provides photos of the three victims and the drunk driving killer.

 SRAZ addressed the impact of just two cases in which Arizonans, Mesa Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza and young convenience store clerk Grant Ronnebeck were killed by illegal aliens. Their parents praised President Trump’s efforts to address this criminality through the creation of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office to support the victims and families affected by illegal alien crime.

Navejas, a Mexican national, was shielded from deportation by former Pres. Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which remains in effect due to a disappointing June 18, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

In November 2014, Obama announced changes to DACA expanding it to include illegals who entered the country prior to 2010, eliminating the quasi requirement that applicants be younger than 31 years old, and lengthening the renewable deferral period.

Obama’s efforts, intended to expand the Democrat party, were aided by his Arizona pal, and traveling buddy, Sen. Jeff Flake, whose 18% home state approval ratings were so low he opted to retire after a single term.

In 2018, SRAZ wrote, Jeff’s Flaky dreamers are a farce: most are adults, not “kids,” which reveals the truth about DACA recipients. There is no accurate means of verifying if they were brought into the U.S. as infants by their illegally invading parents, or arrived last year after hoisting themselves over the border.


“Important city of Arizona” hasn’t missed Joe Biden’s notice

July 23, 2020

Arizona Democrats have even more reason to be proud of Joe Biden, their party’s presidential nominee.

Biden, well known even in his heyday as the “gaffe king” for his many malaprops, factual filching and general butchery of the English language, outdoes even himself with his usage of bewildered speech, as he shows increasing signs of cognitive decline. During this 2020 campaign, a confused Biden actually told audiences,We chose truth over facts,” andPoor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” The Washington Examiner lists even more, reporting he even botched the Declaration of Independence quote, finally telling his baffled audience, “You know the thing.”

Recently, after emerging from his basement bunker, he spoke of the great state of Arizona with KPNX-TV News anchor Mark Curtis. Biden referred to our state, home to the Grand Canyon, asan important city.” (Brief video)

The Phoenix-based NBC affiliate, with longstanding ties to the far-left Biden supporting Arizona Republic, immediately faded to black.


The era of destruction guns for movie icon

July 14, 2020

The perpetually inflamed left isn’t content to oversee the defacing and toppling of statues of Christopher Columbus, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant off their pedestals. They were just getting revved up. Now they’re coming for Marion Morrison. Marion was a movie star, but if you’re envisioning a platinum haired hot babe in a strapless gown, you’d be disappointed. 

Marion was definitely a cinematic icon, but was nicknamed “Duke” and was known on screen as John Wayne. He personified the wild west in countless movies. A proud Republican, Wayne, who died in 1970, was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980, by Democrat President Jimmy Carter and in 1998 he received the Naval Heritage Award by the US Navy Memorial Foundation for his support of the Navy and military during his film career. In 1999, the American Film Institute honored the Oscar-winning Wayne as among the Greatest Male Screen Legends of Classic Hollywood cinema. There are schools, ongoing events, a 100-mile trail named the “John Wayne Pioneer Trail” in Washington’s Iron Horse State Park, a marina and major roadways that carry his name to this day. A larger than life-size bronze statue of Wayne atop a horse was erected at the corner of La Cienega Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills commissioned by a bank. John Wayne International Airport in Orange County, California, has a nine-foot bronze statue of him at the entrance.

Now decades after his death, the University of Southern California will no longer honor John Wayne, who attended pre-law classes and played football there before embarking on his film career.

As New American writes:

The memory of the Oscar-winning star must be erased, the school says, because Wayne uttered now-unacceptable sentiments in an interview with Playboy magazine nearly 50 years ago.

 The result is the Wayne exhibit at the university’s cinema school will be removed.

The Hate-Wayne movement began last year when the interview popped on Twitter, and has gained steam since the death of George Floyd, which in turn prompted leftists in Orange County to launch a drive to remove his name and statue from the county’s airport.

This announcement came from Evan Hughes, Interim Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion for the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Have no doubt Janet Napolitano had a hand in this. The extreme leftist former Arizona governor, who left her post midterm to join the Obama administration, is the president of the University of California system, overseeing all 10 campuses. This will be her coup de grâce before she steps down in two weeks.

In the city of Maricopa, Arizona, part of Arizona State Route 347 is named John Wayne Parkway, which runs through the center of town. There is now an effort to rename that stretch of road.

A  multi-day event of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation benefiting the American Cancer Society takes place each fall in Casa Grande, Arizona where John Wayne owned a ranch. The disease took Wayne’s life.

As to allegations of John Wayne’s racism, the fact that the three-time married Wayne’s wives were all of Mexican heritage lays that to rest. He was the father of seven children.


AZ Republic: Pride goeth before a fall, as it begs for “donations”

June 22, 2020

Move to all digital publication is imminent

As we’ve frequently pointed out, the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic newspaper has fallen on hard times. The reality was substantiated by The Phoenix Business Journal in this November 2019 report titled,Analysis: Arizona Republic’s circulation decline among steepest for Gannett papers.”

The deterioration has grown more acute since then. The anorexic pretense posing as a newspaper is staffed by ASU Cronkite J School interns who have replaced longtime reporters. Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Steve Benson, who accommodatingly switched gears from conservative to leftist, was abruptly kicked to the curb as unaffordable. The remaining skeletal staff following mass firings, furloughs and staring down a nonexistent future voted to unionize. The newspaper’s dire circumstances were predicted in AZ Republic: homeless vagrant on borrowed time.

Blithely undisturbed by the daily’s daily flubs, exemplified by this monumental list of Corrections and Clarifications, is the inanely grinning executive editor Greg Burton — except when comparing his remaining staff tocrackpots and criminals.” He puts on a happy face to thank the dwindling number of readers overpaying for being fed leftist slop as he prizes newsroom diversity above factual reporting while promising more of the same to subscribers. Sunday’s edition carries a preposterous editorial clamoring for gifting reparation to blacks for slavery, which was abolished 155 years ago in 1865 through the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment.

In a full page ad, the same edition of the failing newspaper deviously reveals the latest incarnation of the desperate publication which is unable to afford the myriad costs associated with producing and delivering hard copies. It’s gearing up to go all digital, which will not sit well with its remaining mostly senior citizen subscribers who prefer the delivered paper on the driveway. The newspaper honchos admitted irate readers dropped their subscriptions after its 2016 Hillary endorsement, leading it to abandon its roundly ignored endorsement policy altogether. The effects of going all digital will make that calamity look like a cakewalk.

Here’s its pathetic pitch:

Everything You Love About the Paper And More.

Enjoy reading the Arizona Republic print edition online. With the e-Edition, you get access to a digital edition of our paper and extra features.

Available 24/7. Give your eyes a break and let the e-Edition read the articles to you.

Then, in what can only be described as a mega-dose of chutzpah, an accompanying page sporting 4-inch high capital letters and bankrolled by Google, blasts “SUPPORT LOCAL NEWS,” actually pleading for folks to subscribe, advertise and…donate.  Conveniently blaming the decline in revenue on the Corona-19 virus, the newspaper, through its left-wing mouthpiece admits it’s losing money and now considers itself a charity.  Don’t be conned. 

 


Radical AZ Republic promotes obliterating history

June 17, 2020

Always on a mission to change America, the radicals in charge at the gasping-its-last breaths, Hillary endorsing Arizona Republic, aren’t content with indulging the reprehensible riots, looting, arson and missions to defund the police. The latest gem pulled from its seemingly never ending negative view of America, is a push to remove historical monuments.

History is exactly that. It catalogues what came before the present, blemishes as well as spectacular events. History was never meant to be a facade of the optimum, but a catalogue of what brought us to the present. In America, that’s a beacon of hope so magnificent that people give up all they have in their homes of origin to start anew in a land of freedom. We have always welcomed those who legally access our generous immigration process. The newspaper is a strident advocate for the lawless who breech our southern border and later crowd our legal system, as their lawlessness continues following their illegal entry.

Now it has a new tactic to upend America. On the front page is an editorial passing as a news report, headlined, “Calls growing to remove confederate monument,” citing “community leaders,” attempting to pressure Gov. Doug Ducey to remove a plaque. Those who still read the bile-spewing newspaper know that’s code-speak for whichever minority community or Democrat carries the specific message of the moment. It reliably turns to the vicious purveyors of hate at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to bolster its arguments.

Joy Pullmann, writing for the Federalist does a first-rate job of exposing the contemptible tactics used by the SPLC, in5 Reasons The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Hate-Mongering Scam.” Due to its importance, it is our major link today.  Please read it.

History provides context for today and tomorrow. Obliterating it is identical to the job Winston Smith had in George Orwell’s prophetic best selling book “1984” published in 1949:

Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party.

Though we conservatives are “unpersons” to the media extremists, our voice remains strong. It’s imperative we continue to use it.


Phx police new enemy as emboldened mob demands control

June 4, 2020

The men and women of the Phoenix Police Department take an oath of office swearing to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona, and will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, and defend them against enemies, foreign and domestic.”  These words are embedded in Arizona Revised Statutes and are also affirmed by elected officials. From 1928 to the present, the Phoenix Police Department has lost 38 Officers in the line of duty.

Suddenly those who put their lives on the line to protect and defend the rest of society are the enemy as marauding criminal gangs have taken to the streets across the nation, using the needless death of a black man arrested for passing a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis as an excuse for violence, looting, arson, and hurling bricks at, and even killing police. The white officer restraining George Floyd with a knee to his neck causing his death and other officers who witnessed it have been jailed, and are facing murder charges.

The repercussions of this death nearly 1,700 miles away, have emboldened ransacking mobs, blandly described by the local, far left newspaper as “activists and protesters” Bolstered by the lack of resolve of weak Democrat Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a crowd reported in excess of 1,000 descended on City Hall demanding a 25% decrease of police funding while “fully funding an Office of Accountability and Transparency.”

As widespread domestic terrorism erupted in Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey activated the National Guard.

In a recent interview, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, a black female, bizarrely commended Phoenix police officers who took a knee along with protesters during a night of protests saying, “We lead with heart,” and opining, “that sentiment reflects the beliefs of the majority of the police department.”

If that’s truly the case, which we doubt, we’re in trouble.