SCOTUS upholds Arizona’s voting laws

July 2, 2021

As the U.S. Supreme Court protects ballot integrity, the reliably leftwing local newspaper intentionally mischaracterizes the ruling as “voting restrictions disproportionately affecting minority voters”

The U.S. Supreme Court (photos and professional bios) on Thursday upheld Arizona’s rational election integrity laws. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices defended states’ abilities to administer elections and pass laws to protect the results.

This is excerpted from the Arizona Attorney General’s press release:

“The Democratic National Committee (DNC) challenged Arizona’s regulation of ballot-harvesting and limitation on out-of-precinct voting in 2016. The DNC erroneously claimed the measures violated the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and that the ballot-harvesting law was enacted with discriminatory intent.  The U.S. District Court of Arizona rejected the DNC’s challenges after a full trial, but a majority of judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed those findings to invalidate Arizona’s laws.

Today, the justices strongly refuted the DNC’s claims stating, “…neither Arizona’s out-of-precinct rule nor its ballot-collection law violates §2 of the VRA.” SCOTUS further concluded: “Under our form of government, legislators have a duty to exercise their judgment and to represent their constituents. It is insulting to suggest that they are mere dupes or tools.

The case, Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee has broad implications for the rest of the country. If the SCOTUS had accepted the logic of the DNC, every voter integrity law in the country would be in jeopardy if it created any disparity between minority and non-minority voters.

Approximately twenty states have some regulation of ballot harvesting. Ballot harvesting occurs when third-parties or political operatives go door-to-door and collect voters’ ballots. There are exceptions in Arizona’s law for family, caregivers, mail carriers, and election officials.

Additionally, the majority of states require ballots to be cast in the correct precinct. Requiring voters to vote in their assigned precinct furthers important state interests in administering the election free from fraud and ensuring voters get a ballot with the correct local races.”

Justice Elena Kagan wrote the dissent.


Desperate border state Guvs Ducey, Abbott request help…

June 17, 2021

Gov. DeSantis responds

Governors Doug Ducey (R-AZ) and Greg Abbott (R-TX) recently sent this 2-page letter (click to enlarge) to their fellow governors urgently requesting help securing the border that they describe as “a disaster” and “a crisis” ignored by the Biden administration. The two governors cite the Emergency Management Assistance Compact that empowers states to help one another in times of disaster or emergency. It was originally enacted in 1996.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, (R-Fla) was first to respond, stating:

“America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American. Governors Abbott and Ducey recently sent out a call for help to every state in the nation, needing additional law enforcement manpower and other resources to aid with border security. I’m proud to announce today that the state of Florida is answering the call. Florida has your back.”

When the federal government shows no commitment to protecting our sovereign border or ensuring the safety and security of American citizens, it’s good to know that this crisis is not a back burner issue for governors who have to deal with the illegal invasion by providing benefits to those who wantonly disregard our laws. Rewarding lawbreakers only encourages more of the same, depraved pedophiles and deadly drunk and wrong way driver’s, among them. On March 24, — three months ago — Biden appointed VP Kamala Harris as border czar, but she has yet to give more than lip service punctuated by her notorious cackle, to the border.  Former President Trump has been invited to the border by Gov. Greg Abbott, and will be visiting it again Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

These numbers provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show the staggering upsurge in illegal alien invaders. Be aware that “encounters” do not translate to “apprehensions.” Illegal crossings have surged by 674% in a year, with 180,034 reported in May.


Lawyer misplaces compassion, finds an absurd platform

June 10, 2021

Leftist newspapers such as the Arizona Republic don’t only despise conservative candidates, elected office holders, voters and opinions; they use their flagging platform to promote their twisted agenda. A recent edition is a case in point.  A third of the editorial page was devoted to a commentary titled, “I watched a gas chamber execution. It still haunts me.”

The author protesting the death penalty is Tempe-based defense attorney Jim Belanger. In1982, his client Donald Eugene Harding was found guilty of the wanton 1980 murders of two businessmen, whose names are too irrelevant for Belanger to mention in his lengthy diatribe. Throughout the article, he refers to the homicidal perpetrator warmly as “Don.” What he focuses on is not the heinous criminality of Harding’s acts but what he refers to as “the indignity of being striped nearly naked, wearing a pair of white, diaper-like under shorts with an electric monitor attached to his chest.” Following the guilty verdict came the appeals, and Harding got a reprieve of another ten years before his 1992 execution. That’s more than his victims Robert Wise and Martin Concannon were accorded. In a separate murder, Harding also killed Allen Gage.

Not noted in Belanger’s account of the 10 minutes it took Harding to die, and how he “wanted to vomit as he wept” misplaced tears, is the fact that Harding spent his last moments cursing at then-Attorney General Grant Woods, another state execution witness and giving him the middle finger.  The final indignity comes from lawyer Belanger who inconceivably compares the death penalty to being “disturbingly like the one the Nazis deployed to murder millions in the Holocaust.”  Belanger is woefully lacking in historical knowledge, Hitler’s victims unlike Harding‘s, were blameless, rounded up and systematically slaughtered in extermination camps for the crime of adhering to their faith. There is no correlation.

Following Harding’s execution, Arizona moved to lethal injection for administering the death penalty.  This is the list of those executed by the state of Arizona since capital punishment resumed in 1976.

The Arizona Department of Corrections inmate database fills in the cavernous holes in Belanger’s tale, including numerous prior convictions and the depravity of Harding’s acts. Harding even had the opportunity to order a last meal. He chose “several fried eggs, several strips of bacon, toast, butter, honey and orange juice.”

That was far better treatment than his innocent victims Robert Wise, Martin Concannon and Allen Gage received. They were bound, gagged, beaten and shot in the head and chest at close range.

If you want unvarnished news, the local newspaper is not a reliable source.


Illegal aliens being housed in Scottsdale hotel

June 3, 2021

The headlined news item, “Migrants could be detained at Valley hotel,” must have warmed the metaphorical cockles of nearby residents. The now closed Hilton Homewood Suites located at Scottsdale Road and Mountain View, is in the upscale 85253 zip code.

Now it’s a done deal.

There are currently negotiations underway between the property owner and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to operate the property as an “Emergency Family Station Center,” for what they blandly refer to as “migrants,” and the rest of us know to be illegal aliens, who have violated our sovereign national border as they furtively invade our nation.

Woodbridge Hospitality, the property owner, has filed for bankruptcy, and is negotiating to sell the property to a company that intends to convert it into an apartment complex. The price of $17.5 million would be negatively impacted following the use of the hotel to house illegals.

On Wednesday evening, hundreds of people assembled in front of the hotel, waving American flags and carrying signs protesting the plan to house and feed lawbreakers in the shuttered facility. Several of the signs focusing on the worsening border predicament read, “Secure Our Border,” and “Don’t blame me, I voted for Trump.”

This June 2, 2021 letter from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to the law firms representing the lender and borrower of the property, expresses his “grave concerns” over the use of the property. He writes, “The root-causes of the current crisis are problems of the Biden administration’s own making.” Copies of the letter were sent to Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel and Scottsdale City Attorney Sherry R. Scott.

The City of Scottsdale issued this terse, buck-passing communiqué from its Office of Communications.

The hotel, located between two apartment complexes and a block away from Chaparral High School, will house 1,200 illegal aliens — referred to as “migrants.”

These are migrants. They go home. Don’t confuse them with invaders, who stay and expect accommodations.


Your tax dollars and the AZ Board of Regents at work

May 23, 2021

“Diversity and inclusivity” reign supreme at University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is advertising for an open position: Director of Native American Student Affairs. It comes complete with “4+weeks of annual vacation, 88% of health benefits (including for domestic partners and their families) paid for by UArizona, and 6 weeks parental leave for both parents.” Check out the compensation and benefits.”

Not any applicant will do. They are specifically seeking someone with a Master’s degree in higher education, with a specific focus on Native American and Indigenous students and/or other student populations from marginalized groups…or equivalent work experience.

Topping the list, overseen by the shameless educrats and elitists on the Arizona Board of Regents, is “Experience in engendering and integrating the values of diversity, inclusion and teamwork across various groups. Experience working with and leading Native American and Indigenous students.

Experience partnering with Tribal Nations and Leadership. Previous experience working with intersectional identity groups (i.e., LGBTQ, gender identity, race and ethnicity, multiracial, disability, socioeconomic class).”

The selected candidate needs “previous experience in revenue generation and/or grant writing,” necessary to raise more funds from leftwing entities to keep bogus programs like this one going.

The notice goes on to state: “At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.”

Yearly tuition costs are steep, approximately $60,000 for a state university primarily known as a party school. UofA President Robert Robbins, whose base salary in FY 2019-20 (list of all UofA employees‘ salaries*) was nearly $900,000 excluding benefits and perks, yet was dwarfed by Sean Miller, the head basketball coach making a base of $2,400,000. Bouncing and running with a ball and shooting it into a basket is paramount.

Even more egregious is the fact that in 2018 UofA paid radical Hezbollah-supporting, Communist propagandist Noam Chomsky, 89, $750k to teach “politics.” Read this linked Seeing Red AZ post exposing the insanity.

*H/T The Daily Wildcat


Is AZ AG Brnovich gearing into campaign mode?

May 8, 2021

Unmistakably sounding like a candidate, Arizona’s term-limited Attorney General Mark Brnovich emphatically stated in this May 7, 2021 press release, “It is illegal and unconscionable for the federal government to force the release of dangerous criminals into Arizona communities when they are required to be deported by statute. Upholding the rule of law and preserving public safety must always come before any political or special interest group agendas.”

In a border state bearing the brunt of Joe Biden’s politically motivated, lenient policies, this is a winning issue. Biden appointed VP Kamala Harris to head up the border crisis investigation on March 24, but she has yet to visit the southern border and laughingly dismisses the topic  (video) when questioned by a reporter.

Brnovich has not been complacent regarding Biden’s border leniency. On February 3, 2021, within a month of Biden’s inauguration, AG Brnovich filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and federal officials over its new administration’s flagrant policy to halt nearly all deportations for 100 days. The Attorney General’s Office, alleging the new policy violates federal law and Arizona’s existing agreement with DHS requested a ruling from the U.S. District Court in Arizona. Federal Judge Susan Bolton denied the request, as reported by the Arizona Mirror.

With a likely under-reported*171,000 illegal aliens having surged through our sovereign Southwest border in March — including “more than 18,800 unaccompanied minors” and “more than 53,000” adults traveling with children — the crisis is explosive.

Despite his actions Brnovich has some fence mending to do with the Trump-supporting Republican base. He stepped out early, before the presidential ballot count was completed, telling Fox Business host Neil Cavuto, “It does appear that Joe Biden will win Arizona, there is no evidence, there are no facts that would lead anyone to believe that the election results will change.” At that point the vote was 49.9% for President Trump and 49.39% for Joe Biden.

There were sufficient questions raised by the slim margin that a ballot recount is currently taking place in Maricopa County, the nation’s fourth most populous county

* It is the leftist Washington Post, after all.


Chandler officer killed, Gilbert officer hospitalized, suspect in stolen car identified

May 2, 2021

As a memorial vigil was held Saturday evening for Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar intentionally hit by Jonathan Atland, who was driving a stolen vehicle, the Arizona Republic oddly placed quotation marks around two words in the the officer’s church bulletin notice stating the community prayed for the family of Farrar and honored “his sacrifice.”

Gilbert officer Rico Aranda remains hospitalized in critical condition due to acts of wanton criminality committed by the twenty-five-year-old Atland, who also attempted to run over three Pinal County officers and four DPS officers who shot at Atland during his crime spree at a Gilbert auto dealership. Atland will be charged with murder, aggravated assault and auto theft.

A comprehensive and updated report including photos of the officers and the suspect is available on Fox10, Phoenix. The Gilbert Digital Newsroom released this report.

These police officers, like countless other men and women across our state and nation, put their lives on the line each and every day they don their uniforms and go to work. The National Police Foundation has posted “A Hippocratic Oath for policing,” written by Sgt. Jeremiah P. Johnson, (bio follows oath) which is well worth your time.

The political left has become obsessive in its thrust to demonize law enforcement, calling for defunding and dismantling of our police agencies, replacing them with chaos. As an example, the website, For a World Without Police uses loaded language, placing law enforcement agencies into the context of enemies rather than defenders of peace. The three categories, The Problem, The Strategy and The Study Guide, should not be ignored.

None of us have previously encountered anything of this proportion intent on destroying our societal system based on living lawfully and respectably among one another. Games have rules and penalties. So do our daily lives. There are lines in the roadways, traffic lights and speed limits to keep us safe. In a perfect world, there would be no criminality. Humans are imperfect. Evil dwells among us in the form of murderers, thieves, pedophiles, arsonists and other criminals. And we now see that there are those who are intent on assuring its expansion rather than curtailment.


Maricopa County: $3 Million 2020 election questions demand answers

April 20, 2021

Dependable news is in less than short supply at the leftist Arizona Republic, so today we take our truth-seeking readers directly to Gateway Pundit which has been the go-to source for information regarding the 2020 Maricopa County ballot recount. It is scheduled to begin April 22…two short days away.

Joe Hoft’s lengthy headline, “HUGE: Maricopa County Was Given $3 Million of ‘Zuckerbucks’ Before Election But No One Knows Who Received It and What It Was Used For,” provides the link to get the information you need.

The facts are too significant for residents of Maricopa County to remain blindsided. It’s clear Joe Hoft, who has relentlessly pursued this and related matters, while naming the colluding offenders, has well placed sources within our state. For that we must be grateful, since many of those in positions of power have intentionally ignored what should be front burner issues.

Mark Zuckerberg, a small statured, 5’7″, 36-year-old political radical worth $110.2 billion was accused in 2018 of deceiving Congress about massive data sharing partnerships allowing other companies access to personal data of Facebook users and their friends. Those of you who use Facebook are making him even richer and gifting him the ability to recreate America in his far left image. Break your addiction or your complacent compulsion will be complicit in funding our own destruction.


Biden’s border crisis coming to a neighborhood near you

April 11, 2021

Arizona U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-CD 5) has become a regular Fox News go-to source on the border calamity and with good reason. His credentials are impeccable and as co-chair of the Border Security Caucus he has seen first hand what Pres. Biden and VP Kamala Harris — supposedly in charge of overseeing the catastrophic border — have not. In fact, the very suggestion of her going to the U.S./Mexico border sends her into fits of laughter.

We urge you to read Congressman Biggs‘ fact-filled column, “Biden’s Border Crisis Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You,” published on Townhall.


Tiny Sonoita, AZ rocked by crime committed by illegals

April 2, 2021

Law abiding Arizona residents victimized by criminal illegal aliens

Boldly using the correct terminology to headline its report on the hordes of invaders breaching our southern border, Judicial Watch details the calamity that is occurring in Sonoita, Arizona.

Sonoita, in Santa Cruz County, the smallest of Arizona’s 15 counties, has, as of the last census, approximately 800 residents. Serene Sonoita has recently had the dubious distinction of having an extraordinary spike in crime with home invasion robberies and store burglaries, thanks to the illegal aliens who we are told are fleeing crime and poverty in their Central American homelands. These “good folks” who need our compassion, are being released by the overwhelmed Border Patrol under the direction of the Biden/Harris administration, without court dates for hearings. Not only are they spreading crime, they are unvaccinated against COVID virus. High numbers of spreaders are already infected with the frequently deadly contagion.

Feeble Joe Biden has put VP Kamala Harris in charge of the border, but when a reporter recently asked her if she had plans to go to the border, Harris cackled as she dismissively said, “Not today.” Her clear implication was…not tomorrow either.