AZ State Sen. Kimberly Yee wows the RNC

July 18, 2016

Arizona was well represented at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday. Watch as conservative state Senator Kimberly Yee (LD 20) tells her moving family story and boldly endorses Donald J. Trump for president of the United States.

Read Sen. Yee’s  impressive bio here.

Don’t blink. This sharp and articulate woman is going places.

 

Video courtesy of: ABC TV 15


Terrorist arrested in Tucson

July 3, 2016

KVOA News 4 in Tucson reports that the FBI and Arizona Attorney General’s office have arrested Mahin Khan an 18-year-old Tucson resident for making threats to attack government buildings in Tucson and Phoenix. Khan, who lived with his parents in a gated community in North Tucson, was charged Friday with one count of terrorism and one count of conspiracy to commit terrorism. He is being held in the Maricopa County jail.

We’re taking a politically incorrect leap and betting Mahin Khan isn’t a Southern Baptist.

The news has not yet been posted to the AZ FBI’s media site or to the Arizona Attorney General’s press releases.


Unenviable status: AZ cities on “Extreme Poverty” list

June 27, 2016

John McCain & Jeff Flake remain committed to importing poverty

Number 2 on the list of American cities with pockets of extreme poverty, topped only by Fresno California, is what is widely regarded as the “Valley of the Sun” — Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ. It’s a good bet the Valley, including numerous affluent areas, would hardly leap to mind as showcasing extreme poverty. 24/7 Wall St. gleans its information from census records.

Listed as Number 6 is Tucson.

The border town of Nogales, Arizona, population 20,699, with a poverty rate of 35.2%, comes in at Number 3 on the list of Poorest Towns in Every State.

Forbes reports that the nation’s highest unemployment is in the border town of El Centro, California which has a whopping 19.6% jobless rate. Yuma, Arizona, another border town, comes in at Number 2 with 18.0% unemployment.

The ongoing influx of uneducated and unskilled illegal aliens and accompanying crime rates continues its choke-hold on American cites. Taxpaying citizens are footing the bill for the numerous benefits they receive in addition to health care, schooling for their children and the costly burdens on the criminal justice system.

John McCain, at age 80 is running for yet another 6-year-term. He’s a .longtime advocate for amnesty for illegals — working with the late Ted Kennedy, then Jon Kyl,  and most recently organizing the Gang of Eight — partnering with his junior seatmate, Jeff Flake. Marco Rubio, Lindsey Grahamesty and a far left Democrat contingent including Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Michael Bennet and Robert Menendez were all part of the McCain/Flake scheme.

Watch these shocking news reports by WTHR Indiana revealing tax loopholes accessed by illegals that are costing Americans $ billions.

In the unlikely event  you’re able to get into one of McCain’s forums, where the audience is most often pre-selected by his handlers, it would be good to ask him why he’s intent on importing poverty. Simple question for a simple guy.

This editorial, “Sorry, But Illegal Aliens Cost the U.S. Plenty,” posted on Investor’s Business Daily is chock full of good information and includes intellectual pins to pop the untruthful bubbles that are floated by the left and McRINOs.


Americans for Prosperity: 2016 AZ Legislative “Heroes” MIA

June 25, 2016

Legislative Scorecard awards no “Hero of the Taxpayer” designation in latest report

On its website, the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity writes that it works to improve the well-being of Arizona citizens by passing legislative policy reforms that expand economic freedom. The 2016 Legislative Scorecard is the 33rd annual scorecard put out by AFP-Arizona and the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers. The Scorecard assigns weights to bills according to their projected dollar impact to Arizona taxpayers, consumers, and producers ($1 million equals one point). The Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget was scored according to how many millions of dollars the Legislature and Governor voted to spend above $9.4 billion — including supplemental spending increases to the FY 2015-2016 budget. Legislators are penalized on the Scorecard if key bills do not come to floor votes, but the Scorecard does allows for substitute bills that have similar policy impacts. The weighting of bills is adjusted for a probability factor and for a long-term policy value factor. AFP-Arizona traditionally assigns a triple weight to tax bills, using the Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s three-year Fiscal Notes when available.

All House and Senate members are listed and scored using these designations:

90-100% = Hero of the Taxpayer

70-79% = Friend of the Taxpayer

30-49% = Friend of Big Government

10-29% = Champion of Big Government

80-89% = Champion of the Taxpayer

60-69% = Not Bad

50-59% = Needs Improvement

0-9% = Hero of Big Government

There’s a lot to see here. The Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity Legislative Scorecard makes for interesting reading and provides a guide for tracking your legislators prior to marking your ballot. The site includes a brief description of each House and Senate bill as well as State Legislative Objectives for the 2016 Session. The Top Bills of the Session are also included.


SCOTUS blocks Obama’s amnesty proposals

June 24, 2016

In a split decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of United States. v. Texas, a challenge to Obama’s 2014 amnesty executive actions. The 4-4 decision sends the case back to Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen.. Meanwhile, DAPA and DACA, both Obama constructs, granting legal status to America’s illegal invaders, remain blocked

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released this statement Thursday, following the Supreme Court’s equally divided decision affirming the 26-state* lawsuit against Barack Obama’s amnesty decrees:

“The action taken by the President was an unauthorized abuse of presidential power that trampled the Constitution, and the Supreme Court rightly denied the President the ability to grant amnesty contrary to immigration laws,” said Governor Abbott. “As the President himself said, he is not a king who can unilaterally change and write immigration laws. Today’s ruling is also a victory for all law-abiding Americans — including the millions of immigrants who came to America following the rule of law.”

Here’s Barack Obama repeatedly stating (video) that he was the President of the United States, not an emperor and was unable to bypass congress and unilaterally impose laws, specifically saying:

“Such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair. It would suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there would be no repercussions for such a decision, and this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. It would also ignore the millions of people around the world who are waiting in line to come here legally. Ultimately, our nation, like all nations, has the right and obligation to control its borders and set laws for residency and citizenship.” 

That was prior to him doing exactly the opposite.

Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of Center for Immigration Studies, does a fine job of analyzing the action in his cogent commentary: “SCOTUS Doesn’t Abolish Separation of Powers – Yet.”

This 2016 Rasmussen Report survey shows over half of American voters believe providing a pathway to citizenship for those in this country illegally will just encourage more illegal immigration. Seventy percent of Republicans — and 51% of all voters — support GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S./Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration. Gallup polling indicates nearly one-quarter of American Hispanics do not favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

* The 25 other states joining Texas in the lawsuit with Obama over his executive amnesty are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

 


AZ joins states fighting Obama bathroom directives

May 26, 2016

Obama’s transgender bathroom mandate meets with resistance

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas have announced that they have joined ten other states in a federal lawsuit to challenge Barack Obama’s mandate requiring all public K-12 schools to open up boys’ and girls’ locker rooms and restrooms to students of the opposite sex, based on student perceptions of their “gender identity.”

Since the President has threatened to deny federal funding to all schools that object to this outrageous decree,  Arizona has joined Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Georgia, West Virginia and Wisconsin in a lawsuit filed in the United States Court for the Northern District of Texas. The lawsuit is focused on who should set these sensitive policies —- the federal government via executive order or states and local school districts. The challenge seeks declaratory relief against a number of federal agencies in order to block the implementation of the administration’s unconstitutional interpretation of the law. The Heber-Overgaard Unified School District has also joined the state’s lawsuit as a plaintiff.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in response the Obama administration’s issuance of a broad directive advising every public school district in the country they must allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity rather than their biological sex.

The implicit threat is that schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.

Read the formal filing of the complaint which states in part these truths regarding the overt attempts at social engineering by the radically left-wing lame duck president:

“Defendants have conspired to turn workplaces and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights. Defendants’ rewriting of Title VII and Title IX is wholly incompatible with Congressional text. Absent action in Congress, the States, or local communities, Defendants cannot foist these radical changes on the nation.”


May 17, 2016: AZ Special Election results — updated automatically

May 17, 2016

Are Amendments to Arizona’s Constitution necessary?

Prop 123 The bogus free $3.5 billion giveaway “for the children” opposed by the current state treasurer, Jeff DeWit and three former state treasurers.

Prop. 124 an Amendment intended to reform the Public Safety retirement benefits.

Click HERE  for the continually updating election results —  courtesy of the AZ Secretary of State’s Office.


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