Thousands unite to protest Planned Parenthood

August 23, 2015

Nationwide protests against Planned Parenthood were held Saturday in the wake of the release of vile videos showing PP executives coolly haggling over prices in the calculated harvesting and sale of pre-born baby body parts. Pro-Life activists demonstrated at a reported 320 clinics across the country.

In Phoenix hundreds of protestors heard Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, U.S. Reps. Trent Franks and David Schweikert as well as AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham speak out against the gruesome practices that are funded by tax dollars funneled to the abortion mills of Planned Parenthood by the federal government. Protests took place in several other Valley cities, including Chandler, Tempe and Glendale.

“We call on Congress to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood,” declared Montgomery.

CNS News, citing numbers from Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report, reports PP’s net revenue increased 5% to a total of $1.21 Billion in its organizational fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013. About 45% of that revenue —- $540.6 million —- was provided by taxpayer-funded government ‘health services” grants. Breitbart News’ “Planned Parenthood Annual Report: All About Abortions and Profits,” contains updated 2014 information. 

Although Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, it cloaks itself as a women’s health care organization.

Seeing Red AZ posted “Planned Parenthood’s gruesome realities in mid-July, revealing the death industry’s deeply embedded roots in Arizona.

The Center for Medical Progress, which released the Planned Parenthood exposés, is to be commended for bringing the macabre truths of this monstrous industry to light via these videos.

It’s past time for the taxpayer-funded money spigot to be turned off.


McCain embarrassed again: Chased off Navajo Nation

August 18, 2015

Navajo activists shout at McCain: “Get off our land”

The less than enthusiastic welcome John McCain received as he and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey visited the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona is garnering plenty of attention. The Blaze, Western Journalism and Raw Story are just a few of the sites reporting on the middle-finger reception that greeted McCain.

When John McCain was censured in 2014 by fed-up Republican elected officials and booed in 2015 at the state GOP meeting the following year, he got off easy. Angry Republicans are a staid lot compared to irate Navajos. We could stand to learn a thing or two about in-tandem sprinting after vehicles and shouting while carrying signs — an action they’ve perfected.

McCain and Ducey traveled to the reservation to participate in a ceremony commemorating the unique contributions of Navajo Code Talkers — whose use of their native language baffled the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II — and meet with tribal and community leaders. Instead, McCain was met by protesters at two separate locations, and was literally chased off the tribal land.

Check out The Blaze for the back story to the reception.

Here’s hoping those expressing dissatisfaction with John McCain keep their ire up and work to get out the vote for Dr. Kelli Ward — who provides all Arizonans a real choice.


Trump retreats from his stance on illegal invasion

July 31, 2015

Inconsistent ramblings on key issue trouble conservatives

Donald Trump has opened a commanding lead in Republican national presidential polls, sprinting ahead of the crowded GOP field with a 20 percent lead in Thursday’s Quinnipiac survey. His numbers are also soaring in Arizona where the Phoenix-based MBQF Consulting survey reports he holds “a staggering 2 to 1 advantage over his closest opponent.”

Most political observers base Trump’s strong showing on the fact that he gives a voice to the frustrations of Americans who are primed to hear a candidate meaningfully address the deplorable and costly illegal invasion that is flooding  our country unabated. Here in the border state of Arizona, 5.000 people stood in line in searing July temperatures to hear and cheer his message at the packed Phoenix Convention Center.

Now Powerline, a reliably conservative site, runs a provocative post, titled “Trump goes soft on immigration.” In his column John Hinderaker uses Trump’s disturbing quotes from this bizarre CNN interview, which also rates coverage on Breitbart.

To refer to Trump’s views as inconsistent would be generous. In truth his incoherent ramblings appear to be indistinguishable from those of any Democrat as he calls for “legal status,” immediately after saying he would deport all in the United States illegally and then allow the “good ones” to reenter through an “expedited process” and live here legally, though not as citizens.

But, “later down the line, who knows what’s going to happen?” he muses. He clarified that this meant citizenship would be “something I would think about, but I would say right now no. I’m not open to it. I would say legal status.”

When asked what he would do with the so-called DREAMers, Trump responded, “We’re going to do something. I’ve been giving it so much thought, you know you have a….on a humanitarian basis, you have a lot of deep thought going into this, believe me. I actually have a big heart….I mean, a lot of people don’t understand that, but the DREAMers, it’s a tough situation, we’re going to do something, and one of the things we’re going to do is expedite — when somebody’s terrific, we want them back here, but they have to be legally….”

The words “flash in the pan” are beginning to take on new meaning.


Planned Parenthood’s gruesome realities

July 16, 2015

Planned Parenthood’s roots deeply embedded in Arizona

Many of us have seen the macabre video showing Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services enjoying her lunch and sipping wine while nonchalantly discussing the harvesting of aborted baby body “parts.”  Hearts, lungs and livers, also called “specimens” command a good price. “Lower extremities” are in demand, as well, she says.

In the video, released by The Center for Medical Progress, Nucatola is seen at a business lunch with actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company. Nucatola callously describes the process she engages in to procure intact body parts for buyers. 

To carry on this grisly legacy, she is involved in the training of new abortionists at Planned Parenthood and also performs abortions herself at a Los Angeles area clinic up until 24 weeks —- on 6-month pre-born human babies.

A separate clip shows Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards praising Nucatola’s work to facilitate connections for fetal tissue collection. “Oh good,” Richards says when told about Nucatola’s support for fetal tissue collection at Planned Parenthood, “Great. She’s amazing.”

LifeNews reports that Richards, who took time off from her post to campaign for Barack Obama’s reelection, makes over $500,000 a year. A onetime deputy chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi, Richards is the daughter of former Texas governor Ann Richards. In 1996, Cecile Richards founded the Texas Freedom Network, an organization specifically formed to oppose the “Christian Right.” 

There are also even more  noteworthy Arizona connections to Planned Parenthood. Gloria Feldt, the former CEO and president of the nation’s largest abortion mechanism, interviewed by Connie Chung in the video, began her career in the death industry heading the Central and Northern Arizona office. She and her husband, Alex Barbanell, live part-time in Scottsdale. And you might be surprised to know who started Planned Parenthood in our state. None other than Peggy Goldwater, Barry’s wife of 51 years. It was also a cause near and dear to Barry’s heart. The group’s most prestigious award is named in honor of the not-so-conservative, conservative icon’s wife.

Read the complete report regarding the Deborah Nucatola video at The Center for Medical Progress. Their work is crucial in exposing these grotesque abuses. CMP is a non-profit organization. They gladly accept donations.


Who’da guessed? AZ Republic editors watch Fox News

July 15, 2015

The reliably leftwing Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) has unexpectedly shown it has the ability to amuse. Tuesday’s editorial denigrating declared presidential candidate Donald Trump is a case in point.

Long known for its open border agenda, the liberal newspaper which refers to everyone and everything it abhors as “controversial,” has now taken its lead from — of all people — GOP establishment strategist, Karl Rove.

In conservative circles, Rove is more than simply controversial. He is an arrogant self-anointed king-maker, hoisting an ever-present slate full of his chicken scratched facts and figures to etch in the minds of those platform Republicans he considers doltish but coachable.

During his Monday appearance with Bill O’Reilly, Jeb! Bush promoting Rove, came prepared to denigrate Donald Trump. Rove’s staff must have been hard at work over the weekend Googling Trump’s past comments on sundry issues, attempting to expose him as being soft on illegals, supportive of Obamacare and cozy with Hillary.

Hilariously (pardon the pun) the newspaper used Rove’s talking points as the framework for its editorial barrage against Trump. Convoluted? You bet. But the fading República is desperate.  Its election recommendations are routinely kicked to the curb.  Statewide and Maricopa County elected offices are held by Republicans. The GOP holds a majority of the state legislative seats. McCain has a compelling challenger and the frustration level with Obama has resulted in an abundance of GOP presidential candidates.

Much to the dismay of the Republic, Trump filled large venues in both Las Vegas and Phoenix on Saturday, with lines snaking around several blocks to gain access to the Phoenix Convention Center, where he was met with rousing cheers, which continued to punctuate his speech. Trump was joined on stage by crowd pleasing Sheriff Joe Arpaio, further inflaming the editorialists. The newspaper clumsily dismissed the ticket carrying crowd of 5,000 as a “preposterous guesstimate” of “angry white people,”  “ripe for demagoguery.” Trump’s message was mocked as “obnoxious caterwauling.”

Let’s be clear. The demagogue is sitting in the Oval Office. Donald Trump is drawing massive crowds for boldly addressing the issue of illegal immigration, which has become a tipping point for many American voters who see their country slipping away. Trump is forcing the issue to prominence. The tin-eared newspaper appears even more foolish than usual as it takes the convoluted route of stealing talking points from the Republican other Republicans view with scorn.


SCOTUS: Citizenship no longer matters when voting

June 29, 2015

In deciding to deny the petition for certiorari in the key election case Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, (background here) the United States Supreme Court has summarily decided that citizenship is of no consequence in voting in U.S. elections.

At issue was the question of whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship when registering to vote with what has become known as the “federal form.” The form pertains to state and federal elections. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach led the suit against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), on an appeal of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court decision.


SCOTUS rules in two cases affecting Arizona

June 29, 2015

Liberals on SCOTUS thwarted in abolishing death penalty, rule against AZ legislature

Arizona’s application of lethal injection holds, based on today’s Supreme Court ruling in Glossip v. Gross, an Oklahoma case brought by inmates challenging the drug protocol. Lethal injection opponents cited an execution they referred to as “botched.”

The 5-4 decision, was supported by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito, who wrote the opinion.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor a death penalty opponent, theatrically stated that the use of the drug midazolam leaves the prisoners “exposed to what may well be the chemical equivalent of being burned at the stake.”  Sotomayor neglected to call attention to the victims of the criminals whose crimes were heinous enough to be worthy of the death penalty.

The Arizona Legislature was dealt an unfortunate blow in the case Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission . At issue was whether an unelected “Independent” Commission should infringe on the Arizona Legislature’s ability to draw redistricting boundaries. The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision sided with the appointed commission‘s authority. 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote the opinion for the majority, in which Justice Anthony Kennedy joined with the liberals. Chief Justice John Roberts dissented, as did Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

In his dissent, Roberts said that majority’s position “has no basis in the text, structure, or history of the Constitution, and it contradicts precedents from both Congress and this Court.”


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