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.


Amid widespread domestic terrorism, AZ Gov. Ducey activates Nat’l Guard

June 1, 2020

Sunday night, following Gov. Ducey’s issuance of a State of Emergency declaration, hundreds of criminal looters and defilers took aim at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and surrounding businesses including the Mercedes-Benz dealership. Their wanton destruction was estimated in “millions of dollars”

In a rare Sunday announcement, (Read it here) Gov. Doug Ducey declared a State of Emergency including activating the National Guard and issuing a week-long statewide, limited curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The overriding question as violent demonstrations, arson and looting arise with contrived spontaneity in Arizona, states across the country and have now erupted in our nation’s capitol, is who is organizing them? The obvious intent is to destabilize our social structure, coupled with respect for authority and law, which bind our enviable, constitutionally-based society.

The disingenuous headline in Sunday’s edition of the radically-left local newspaper was, “Anger and Anguish.” The question of whose anguish and anger is made all too clear with the accompanying front page article, headlined, “Ariz. governor’s remarks focus on ‘rule of law’ not community pain.” 

It begins by disparaging Republican governors “across the country,” while specifically targeting Republican Gov. Ducey for being forcefully outspoken in his denunciation of criminality committed by what the newspaper terms “marginalized persons.”  The full quote from a Tucson-based ‘Black Lives Matter’ advocate is, “I think the governor has always made it clear that he values law and order over the everyday person, specifically marginalized people — “black people, incarcerated people,” she stated.

The rest of us can only hope so.


Virus closes Mexican hospital near AZ border

April 25, 2020

News you won’t read in open border supporting AZ newspaper

Judicial Watch’s Corruption Chronicles sounds the alarm on the increasing number of Coronavirus cases (also known as COVID-19) at the Mexico border where the city of Sonora abuts San Luis, Arizona.

The situation is so serious that an overburdened Mexican hospital, unable to care for the rising number of patients, has shut down.

Judicial Watch’s report states, “Under COVID-19 protocols Mexican nationals are not allowed to go back and forth via land crossings for non-essential travel, but those with legal U.S. residency (green cards) and citizens cannot be stopped.”

This is critically important information since it directly relates to the deadly disease — currently infecting residents and more than 30 doctors and nurses who were employed in the now shuttered hospital. One nurse has died.

With traffic virtually unimpeded, despite State Department Global Level 4  Do Not Travel restrictions, the disease continues making its way across our border — placing Arizonans at increased risk.

Texas is facing a similarly dire situation. In the city of El Paso, across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 9 Customs and Border Protection officers have tested positive for Coronavirus and though traffic in that sector is reportedly lighter than in Arizona, officials say there should be no cross border traffic at all. This week Mexican officials reported 140 Coronavirus cases in Ciudad Juarez and 33 deaths.

For complete information on this deadly serious situation, read Judicial Watch’s Mexican Hospital Overrun by COVID-19 Closes Near Busiest U.S. Crossing in Arizona.”


Fed. Judge wants to bring San Francisco’s woes to AZ

April 20, 2020

Due to the ravages of a viral global pandemic, America is in lock-down. Businesses are shuttered. Schools are closed. Families cannot visit dying loved ones in hospitals. We are urged to wear face masks when leaving on urgent errands such as buying groceries in stores that feature bare shelves. Under quarantine, jobs have evaporated and multitudes worry how to pay for necessities. The unparalleled, booming Trump economy tanked overnight. Jobless claims have exceeded 20 million in four weeks, inflicting a toll on the labor force not seen since the Great Depression.

Thankfully, there’s an answer — provided by no less than a retired Federal Magistrate Judge right here in Arizona.  Charles Ryhiner Pyle’s response to the unprecedented calamity we are facing is to put a bit of sunshine on the dire situation. Not as a disinfectant, mind you, but as in flinging open prison doors and releasing inmates.

His commentary, given space in the seriously failing Arizona Republic, is shocking in its bizarre disconnect to reality.

Among the list of those he advocates for release are drug addicts, many here illegally, claiming, “substance use disorder is a disease that has been criminalized with devastating outcomes for our society.”

Heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines are not “substances.” They are illicit drugs that have disastrous effects not only on the addicts, who are frequently pushers, but on their families and the victims they hook to pay for their next dose. Cancer is a disease, Judge. Drug addiction, exemplified by putting a needle in your arm or powder up your nose, is a choice.

Pyle, who is concerned about the prisoner’s close quarters exposing them to Coronavirus, writes:

“Those 3,695 prisoners should be released to the community for evaluation and treatment since Coronavirus presents a much greater threat to this population. A virus outbreak in any of these Arizona correctional institutions puts prisoners and staff at grave risk, as well as placing an incredible burden on a health-care system and workers already facing a desperate crisis.

The stress of these dangers on prisoners and staff, and their families, will become overwhelming, particularly if no meaningful action is taken. This is no time for hopeful complacency. Now is the time for unbiased analysis, courageous plans and bold actions.”

For this brilliance, Judge Pyle was earning between $161,338 and $184,072, and now drawing a solid retirement, paid for by law abiding taxpayers who he wants to make easy prey for the criminals he thinks should be released among us — with no prospect of jobs or places to live.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise when they become recidivists, reverting to criminality to subsist.

Radical policies such as those advocated by far left Judge Pyle have turned San Francisco into a haven of homelessness, with addicts sleeping on rat infested sidewalks piled with human feces and syringes. Under San Francisco language guidelines passed in August 2019, criminals and ex-cons will henceforth be known as “justice-involved” persons or “returning residents.”

It’s a good bet Judge Pyle wishes he came up with such fanciful language.


AZDHS Map details AZ Coronavirus cases

April 15, 2020

Pres. Trump halts U.S. funding to China’s mouthpiece WHO

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released this statewide map, detailing where the Wuhan Coronavirus is most prevalent in our state. The disease, which is responsible for a global pandemic, emerged in Wuhan China in 2019. It is referred to on the site by the abbreviated term Covid-19.

Clicking on the magnifier search icon in the upper right corner will allow viewers to type in a specific address or Zip Code to obtain the number of confirmed cases in their surrounding area.

This continually updating tracker indicates the number of active, fatal and recovered cases in any specific area worldwide.

WebMD offers a timeline focused on Arizona’s response to the scourge.

New information is coming at breakneck speed. On Tuesday, President Trump announced at the White House Coronavirus news briefing that the United States will immediately halt all funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it had put “political correctness over lifesaving measures.” Once again, he was right!

SRAZ previously headlined,China’s Coronavirus propaganda spread by WHO director,” exposing the deceit of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who acted as a mouthpiece for the Chinese cover-up. His official statement was, “The Chinese government is to be congratulated for the extraordinary measures it has taken to contain the outbreak,” parroting the Communist regime’s talking points and aiding its propaganda campaign.

We all owe a debt of gratitude to President Donald Trump who is doing an extraordinary job as we were suddenly thrust into unprecedented circumstances.


Mexico ironically demands border security

March 27, 2020

The incoherent arrogance of Mexico would be laughable if not so ironic. The country whose citizens have been overrunning our southern border for decades is now demanding the United States control the flow of Americans into Mexico.

The concept of Americans flooding the corrupt country run by drug cartels is so preposterous, it was covered by numerous publications, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Newsweek headlined its coverage, “Protesters in Mexico block border crossing to demand stronger Coronavirus screenings for those coming from U.S.”

According to reports, hordes of Mexicans at Arizona’s southern border, wearing protective face masks held signs telling Americans to “stay at home.” Incredibly, they are not being called racists in the open border supporting Arizona Republic for doing so.

Their demands include banning visits for tourism and dental or medical procedures in Mexico for both U.S. citizens and Mexicans living in the United States. Topping the list is the insistence that Mexican health officials must begin medical screenings of everyone crossing the border for Wuhan Coronavirus symptoms, a risk few rational people are willing to take in the squalid country not known for cleanliness or safety. Highly contagious, infectious diseases that have been eradicated in the U.S. through vaccinations remain prevalent Mexico.

Mexicans with multiple diseases have long been illegally entering the U.S. and have more recently facilitated their Central American neighbors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. 

Safety? In the first half of 2019 alone murders in Mexico jumped to the highest on record, according to Reuters News agency

Earlier this week we described U.S. Border Patrol agents reprehensibly defying President Trump’s order banning non-essential travel into U.S. during the deadly global Coronavirus pandemic.

Crime and corruption, which permeate Mexico and Central America, continually make their way across our southern border — with the support of Democrat lawmakers who preposterously view the criminal invaders as a reliable, burgeoning voting bloc.


AZ Gov. Ducey issues sweeping reforms to combat Wuhan Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

Executive orders activate Nat’l Guard to assist with food distribution, halt elective surgeries, aid businesses, waive ADOT requirements during Wuhan Coronavirus emergency

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced these latest directives to combat the Wuhan Coronavirus/COVID-19 that is adversely altering the daily lives of Arizonans as well as Americans across the nation. Ducey’s announcement also includes a recap of actions that have been taken prior to the date of this news release. To see them, scroll to the bottom of the link.

 Ensuring food access:

Ducey is activating the National Guard to assist grocery stores and food banks with re-stocking shelves in the face of heightened purchases of food and other necessities due to self-quarantining. Arizona grocery stores are facing unprecedented demand, and this assistance will help ensure the continuation of food supply. 

 Increasing hospital capacity:

The Executive Order halts all elective surgeries in the state of Arizona to free up medical resources and maintain the capacity for hospitals and providers to continue offering vital services. This will help keep critical personal protective equipment (PPE) available for the fight against COVID-19.

 Updated guidance and flexibility for restaurants, bars and other businesses:

The directive also requires restaurants in Arizona counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases to provide dine-out options only, and all bars in those counties close. This also applies to movie theaters and gyms, following the previous guidance from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to ensure one consistent policy across jurisdictions. To assist in mitigating the financial consequences of restaurant closures, the Executive Order also allows restaurants to deliver alcoholic beverages with the purchase of food. At his time, the six affected counties are Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, Pima and Pinal, which all have verified cases of the virus.

Additionally, the Governor’s directive allows manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to buy back unopened products from restaurants, bars and clubs.

 Waives ADOT requirements for seniors and commercial drivers:

Gov. Ducey has also delayed expiration dates on Arizona driver licenses ensuring residents over the age of 65 do not need to visit Motor Vehicle Division offices to renew their driver licenses during the public health emergency. This protects seniors and vulnerable Arizonans from community spread and supports efforts to social distance. The policy applies to commercial vehicle drivers — ensuring that drivers stay on the road not in-line at MVDs.

These orders become effective at close of business today — Friday, March 20.


Joe Arpaio’s sentence vacated by reconfigured 9th Circuit

February 28, 2020

This ruling was issued Thursday by a three judge panel* of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case United States of America v. Joseph M. Arpaio.

In October 2019, the court heard arguments concerning whether U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton erred when she refused to vacate former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio’s criminal conviction after President Donald Trump pardoned him.

Judges Jay Bybee, Randy Smith and Daniel Collins noted that although Judge Bolton didn’t technically err when she dismissed Arpaio’s case with prejudice and refused to vacate the verdict after his pardon, the appeals court also ruled that the verdict wasn’t a conviction, since conviction comes at sentencing and Arpaio was never sentenced. As a result there are no future legal consequences to Arpaio, who is currently running to regain his former post as sheriff — one he held for an unprecedented 6-four year terms.

The San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit, which previously held the dubious distinction of being the most overturned, is the largest federal appeals court in the nation encompassing nine states (map).

Though long dominated by repressive (there is nothing “progressive” about leftist ideologues) Democrat judges, President Trump has successfully flipped the court, shifting it to the right, ending decades of far-left domination.

In filling vacancies, Trump has named 10 judges to the 9th Circuit — more than one-third of its active judges — compared with seven appointed by Obama over eight years.

Rational Americans can be thanked for their vigorous effort to elect Donald Trump.  He is putting our nation back on track. The Heritage Foundation’s Judicial Appointment Tracker provides comparative information as of February 19 of each president’s fourth year detailing federal judicial appointments made by President Trump and his predecessors going back to Reagan.

*Jay S. Bybee (G.W. Bush nominee) (confirmed 74 -19, 7 not voting)

Randy Smith (G.W. Bush nominee) (confirmed 94 – 0, 6 not voting)

Daniel P. Collins (Trump nominee) (confirmed by a party line vote 53 – 46, 1 not voting)