Judging Arizona judges in 2016

October 21, 2016

Judging by searches coming into this site, Arizona voters are interested in how to ‘judge the judges.” Unfortunately, many of the lists floating around the internet are undependable, using politics as the sole determiner.  We all know how unreliable that can be. The U.S. Supreme Court stands as a stunning example. Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Connor, who then reveled in being the swing vote on the court and as often as not, swung left. When George W. Bush named John Roberts as Chief Justice, conservatives cheered. We rued the day when he was the deciding vote in upholding ObamaCare. Such examples stand as stark reminders that there is no simple barometer to gauge those in black robes.

The Judicial Performance Review Commission — composed of members of the public, attorneys and judges — collects information from everyone who has contact with a judge including litigants, witnesses, jurors and lawyers. This data is used to rate key aspects of each judge’s performance including whether they can apply the law fairly, treat people with respect and manage a courtroom efficiently. Information on the process can be accessed here.

The much heralded “Merit Selection of Judges” enacted in 1974 by voters who were fed skewed information, and which is expanding throughout Arizona as county populations increase, is far from flawless.  We prefer the system that works well in the majority of counties, where the judges stand for election, rather than retention — but like putting toothpaste back in the tube, it’s not going to happen.

The following is the list of courts where judges and justices are up for retention. There is a wealth of information available by clicking on the judges‘ names. Then go a step further to read the “Detailed Report.” It takes some time to sift through, but if you want to vote smart, do it. Your specific ballot will indicate which judges are up for retention.

Arizona Supreme Court 

Court of Appeals Division I 
Court of Appeals Division II 
Superior Court in Maricopa County
Superior Court in Pima County
Superior Court in Pinal County

Leftist billionaire George Soros targets AZ races

October 17, 2016

Soros’ focus on electing lenient prosecutors and law enforcement

This site has not always seen eye-to-eye with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. His coziness with the establishment wing of the Republican Party is often repellent. His desire to be a kingmaker via his incessant endorsements is unbecoming his position.

But Montgomery is absolutely on target as he — teaming here with Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk and DPS Director Frank Milstead — exposes the disastrous recreational marijuana debacle on the ballot as Proposition 205.

And for his efforts to get the truth out about the catastrophic damage attached to this nightmarish issue and its far-reaching consequences, he is being targeted by radically leftwing billionaire George Soros.  So, for that matter, is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Soros, who abhors sovereign borders, is funding rough ‘er up Democrat Paul Penzone, who was put on administrative leave for his violence against his then-estranged wife and was unable to possess firearms — making it difficult to carry out his duties as a police officer. 

A generous Hillary Clinton and John McCain supporter, George Soros is also dropping $ millions successfully supporting liberals in prosecutor races throughout the United States, with all but one of his liberal candidates winning.  Politico reports on George Soros’ quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system

His focus on Arizona law enforcement officials has been flying under the radar.

John McCain has been a recipient of Soros’ tainted, strings-attached money since 2001. In Jan. 2014, Seeing Red AZ posted John McCain cavorts with pal George $oros, exposing the deep ties McCain has cultivated with the extremist, America-hating, anti-capitalist. Hillary Clinton is another sell-out in exchange for bag loads of cash. Our fact-filled post, By George! McCain & Hillary have a lot in common connects all the dots

Find out more about George Soros at DiscoverTheNetworks.org: A Guide to the Political Left.

Yes. This is a lot of reading for a Monday morning, but do it. Our future depends on making informed choices.

Voter fraud? Where’d you get such an idea?

October 15, 2016

The Federalist, an online news magazine, introduced in September 2013, runs an important report by John Gibbs titled,Voter Fraud Is Real. Here’s The Proof.” As early ballots are appearing in mailboxes, this constitutes crucial reading.

Gibbs writes, “Data suggests millions of voter registrations are fraudulent or invalid. That’s enough to tip an election, easily.” Meanwhile we are continually assured the process is flawless and any attempts to assure ballot integrity are deliberately misinterpreted as ‘suppression of minority votes.’ Attempting to deny such accusations is in the same league as answering the question, “When did you stop beating your wife?”

This excellent exposé of the issue of voter fraud, goes hand-in-glove with a March 2012 Seeing Red AZ post and video, Voter fraud? “ We’re not the police,” clearly illustrating the lack of official concern regarding blatant efforts to subvert  the system.

Online registration, ballots arriving in mailboxes, voted at the kitchen table and mailed in, with no oversight, create an atmosphere ripe for abuseBallot harvesting by third parties, further complicates the integrity of trustworthy voting.  Though the Arizona legislature addressed this issue last session and Gov. Ducey signed HB 2023 into law, both the Secretary of State and Maricopa County Recorder have publicly stated they will not enforce the law.

As an example of vote manipulation, in a purely political move, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s liberal governor unilaterally restored the voting rights of nearly 13,000 ex-felons — a demographic more likely to vote Democrat.  In that move he accomplished with a single executive order what the state’s Supreme Court had previously barred him from doing. McAuliffe’s mindset has been honed as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, (from 2001 to 2005), and co-chairman of Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign. He was also chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Get it?

Donald Trump recipient of Robert Graham’s major reversal?

October 14, 2016

Where’s that leave petulant John McCain?

In July 2015 it wasn’t just the mid-summer Phoenix temperatures that were soaring.  The intra-party Republican establishment versus conservative grassroots activists feuds had reached fever pitch. With that as a backdrop, we wroteAZ GOP’s Robert Graham’s spiteful retribution,” detailing the pettiness and punishments meted out to early Trump supporters, such as Tyler Bowyer, Maricopa County GOP chairman and conservative elected precinct committeemen.

The intro to that post began with these words:

In a clear case of intra-party punishment aimed at Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer for having the audacity to buck AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham and his McCain-led establishment allies, comes this inexcusable retaliation. Bowyer hosted and appeared onstage at the July 11, 2015 Phoenix event featuring presidential candidate Donald Trump. That kind of independence doesn’t play well with those who want to dominate the party and, like John McCain, consider the conservative base “crazies.”

Now it appears Robert Graham has not only experienced a change of heart, but along with his epiphany has decided to buck his mentor John McCain, who just days ago haughtily announced he had pulled his shallow support — and even his and Cindy’s votes — from Republican presidential nominee Trump. The effect of that absurdity is to ensure a victory for Hillary Clinton, who McCain has called “a rock star” he could support.

Can it be that Graham, a committed Team McCain player, is now thumbing his nose at McCain’s ruthless antipathy towards Trump? Graham promotes “forgiveness” and calls for Republicans to come together in this well reasoned column Forgiveness for Some,” posted at Townhall.

Based on past experiences, trusting Robert Graham is a difficult concept for conservatives to wrap their arms around. Who has arms that long?

The latest news is that McCain has warned his volunteers and staff to prepare for a backlash over his denouncement of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.  This NewsMax report includes a YouTube video.

Briefing number seven in the “Never McCain” series is titled Betrayal 2. Click link to view.

Vote NO on Prop 205: “Recreational” marijuana is no party

October 6, 2016

The proponents of legalization of recreational marijuana have an agenda and it has nothing to do with the reliable string puller of  “getting more money into the classroom.” Rather than helping children, Proposition  205 is actually a negative factor in their lives, impacting brain development, cognitive thinking and memory. Today we bring you the Arguments Filed In Opposition to the passage of this intentionally cast-in-stone law, which is written in such a manner that it cannot be amended.

Members of the medical, legal, educational, faith-based. public safety and business communities along with elected officials and private citizens who have been personally impacted by the drug epidemic that has ravaged families, have come together to explain the negatives associated with the passage of Prop. 205  The downside to passage is monumental, as evidenced by data available from  Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, states which passed legalization and are now dealing with the consequences. The potency of today’s marijuana is as high as 60% — compared to marijuana of the 1970s with THC levels — the psychoactive chemical that makes people high, then often at less than 1 percent.

Retail dispensaries can be located just 500 feet from schools The drug is marketed as edibles, snacks and candies to appeal to children. Ingesting the drug in this form tends to be two or three times as potent as marijuana that is smoked

Pot smoking is not benign. It’s important to acknowledge that marijuana has distinctly detrimental effects particularly for teens and young adults, whose brains are still developing,. creating a crisis of addiction and mental health problems and increasing DUI deaths and pediatric THC exposure.

Fox News reports a recent study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals fatal car crashes involving pot have doubled in Washington state which legalized the drug for ‘recreational’ use.. CBS Denver reports Colorado hospitals are seeing increasing numbers of newborns testing THC-Positive

Because the devastation is so great and the arguments in favor of this issue are so misleading, we have chosen not to print the link to them.


Thanks to a “good call” request from commenter Kathy, the full 19-page text of Prop 205 can be read here,



Team McCain reportedly engaging in ballot harvesting

August 24, 2016

The corrupt practice of ‘ballot harvesting — collecting voted or unvoted ballots which are then filled out by others who deliver boxes of them to polling places has been exposed to such an extent that the Arizona legislature passed HB 2023 making the practice a Class 6 Felony. It was signed into law by Gov. Ducey in early March. The fraudulent action, utilized in minority neighborhoods most often by Hispanic advocacy groups, affects us all since it undercuts the integrity that each and every citizen has a right to expect from our election process.

Despite the law, the Arizona Daily Independent reports that John McCain’s team is also in on the act.  As a U.S. Senator since before many of his constituents were even born, the 80-year-old McCain, now running — scared  — for a sixth 6-year term, has voted on laws that affect the lives of Americans across the entire United States  He should know better than to authorize young, paid recruits working for him engage in such deceptive practices.

To skirt the law, Hispanic voter advocacy groups are now collecting people rather than ballots, renting vans to transport voters to the polls. They are recruiting high school students as drivers, and have announced they plan to deliver 50,000 people to the polls on Aug. 30. Our best advice is to stay off the roads in the areas where these young drivers with vans full of ballot clutching passengers are being madly shuttled back and forth. Are the drivers insured? Are they getting extra credit for skipping class to engage in this “civic duty“? Are the rental agencies aware of the fact that numerous drivers, insured or not, will be driving the vehicles?

McCain’s recruits are less obvious. McCain is being challenged by Dr. Kelli Ward, a vibrant former two-term state senator and family practice physician who has the savvy to work on restructuring the nightmare known as Obamacare. Unsavory out-of-state dark money PACs hustling for McCain in a desperate attempt to keep him around to do their bidding have bizarrely mischaracterized her as helping ISIS terrorists, though votes cast in the state legislature have nothing to do with issues of national security. Those take place in Washington D.C. where McCain has spent decades.

Her husbandDr. Michael Wardan Air Force Colonel, who has served voluntary tours of duty in global hot spots, is the Arizona State Flight Surgeon. The couple has three children.

Watch (scroll down for video) Dr. Kelli Ward, listen to her message, check out her issues pagesShe’s the real deal and wants you to vote. No one will be flouting the law to harvest your ballot.

The stark differences between John McCain and Dr. Kelli Ward can be seen here.

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