Cindy McCain outed as a human trafficking liar & Update

February 7, 2019

Claim of witnessing human trafficking incident disputed by Phoenix Police

Arizonans, and the nation, were well aware of the duplicity and arrogance of John McCain, a man who was raised in the shadows of brave military men. Both his father and his grandfather were admirals in the U. S. Navy.  As John Sidney McCain, III, he carried their names and had a big legacy to fill. Instead he graduated at the bottom of his Naval Academy class, was a renown womanizer and crashed three jets. When he was shot down, captured and imprisoned during the Vietnam War, his embellished saga was disputed by others on congressional committees along with former POWs. After returning as a hero, he ditched his wife who waited patiently for his return to marry the much younger rodeo queen and Anheuser-Busch beer heiress Cindy Lou Hensley, now morphed into a philanthropist.

Now his widow after McCain’s 2018 death from brain cancer, Cindy, who has also had problems with veracity, is now integral to the grandly named McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, where Cindy serves on the Human Trafficking Advisory Council and the board of trustees. This scheme has vaulted them both to iconic stature. Cindy made human trafficking her focus. Opiate abuse a topic with which she has personal familiarity would not have served her nearly as well.

During a Monday interview on KTAR‘s ‘Mac & Gaydos’ show, reported by the Washington Post, Cindy recounted an incident which she claimed took place at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport — which, of course, now has a McCain terminal.

“I came in from a trip I’d been on and I spotted…it looked odd….”It was a woman of a different ethnicity than the child, this little toddler she had, and something didn’t click with me. I tell people, trust your gut. I went over to the police and told them what I thought, and they went over and questioned her. And by God, she was trafficking that kid.”

The radio show hosts were aghast.

“No way!” one said.

“And you said a toddler?” the other asked.

“Yes,” McCain said. “A toddler. It was a toddler. She was waiting for the guy who brought the child to get off the airplane.”

Cindy McCain is the co-chair of Gov. Ducey’s Arizona Human Trafficking Council. The Ducey and McCain families have been close since Doug Ducey first arrived in Arizona and was hired at Hensley & Co. while attending ASU. Years later as a businessman, John McCain encouraged him to run for state treasurer and he is now serving his second term as governor.

The McCain worshiping Arizona Republic newspaper has so far been mute on Cindy McCain’s fabricated human trafficking tale, on which she has now backtracked since Phoenix Police refuted her story on Wednesday as reported by KTAR News.

Fri. Feb. 8, 2019:

The Arizona Republic, several days late and a dollar short, as the saying goes, finally addresses Cindy McCain’s fabricated tale of saving a toddler from human trafficking — burying it on page 13.  The banal headline: “Cindy McCain steps back from report of trafficking,” sits atop a brief article tucked in among a full page of ads for discounted zoo tickets, window blinds and resale jewelry. Bringing embarrassment to the widow of the Machiavellian man the newspaper obsessively reveres, would never do, even when Cindy McCain’s acknowledged motive for contacting the airport police was based in racism. Imagine the placement and coverage this preposterous claim would have received if the person making the false allegations was First Lady Melania Trump.

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Ed Supe Kathy Hoffman proves too much is never enough

February 6, 2019

Hoffman’s ‘State of Education’ speech demands additional teacher’s salary increases, as she thumbs her nose at 20% raises

It was easy enough to miss — but Democrat Kathy Hoffman, Arizona’s newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction, delivered her fledgling State of Education speech.

A committed leftist, her campaign of smoke and mirrors promised a sound education benefiting Arizona’s school children, many of whom are in ESL classes and not up to speed in the basics. Yet Hoffman regards sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, including clear policies, support groups, and activities for LGBTQ students on the top of her list.  Her campaign website stated, “Welcoming family diversity promotes exclusivity and must be a priority for our state.”

Hoffman’s intransigent opposition to charter schools is abundantly clear, with these irrational words addressing her fears, “I do not support the expansion of ESA vouchers and will be voting NO on Prop 305 come November. If passed, Prop 305 would further defund our public schools. This is terrifying.”

The proposition was ultimately defeated by the public school teachers’ union activists* who couldn’t compete with the proliferation of excellent Charter Schools and want to deny parents choice in the education of their own children. While public school teachers went out on strike, none of the charter or parochial school teachers joined their Socialist-led parade.

Paid month’s long maternity and paternity leave is another of the policies Hoffman advocates, saying such plans would help retain teachers. Apparently working a part-time job, with lengthy holiday vacation days and summer’s off isn’t enough of an enticement.

Kathy Hoffman notes she “proudly voted to walk out” with her fellow #REDSforEd striking teachers who abandoned a reported 840,000 Arizona students for over a week in violation of their contractual agreements as they followed Socialist Pied Piper Noah Karvelis a 24-year-old hip hop music teacher and avowed Socialist. She says she was “inspired by unity within the movement.”

Lacking any leadership experience, Hoffman has spent more time as a student than as a teacher, having taught preschool for two years and two additional years as a years as a speech therapist.

After initially rejecting the outrageous demands for a 20% pay increase for their part-time jobs, Gov. Doug Ducey caved in to their threats while lying about the lack of a tax increase, using inventive language to deceive Arizona taxpayers.

We’ve been had…by politicians of both parties.

* Center for Responsive Politics


McCain’s corruption still haunts AZ GOP in advance of state meeting

January 25, 2019

National publicity is the mother’s milk of those seeking to make an impact. And what is more important in the political realm than energizing the base as they gear up for the next election cycle?  Dirty laundry, it is said, should be aired in private. But when it is downright filthy, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

Gateway Pundit, a nationally well-respected conservative site provides that sunlight as it exposes the internecine chaos via a shocking, leaked, Arizona Republican Party internal memo which raises serious concerns about unethical use of party resources and systematic failures that Deputy Communications Director Robert Maxwell fears will lead to a loss in 2020. The two-page memo to Executive Director Kyle Pierce can be read here.

Which brings us to the Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  Elected state committeemen will, in turn, elect party officers and vote on resolutions. The magnitude of these events cannot be overstated as we approach the all important 2020 election cycle.

But all is not copacetic as the meeting date approaches. Current AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines, who oversaw unparalleled Republican losses in November, is shamelessly running for reelection. Two other lesser known men have been campaigning. All of them are linked to the establishment syndicate, with longtime ties to John McCain — and now, his surrogates. Lines was put in place by former chairman, Robert Graham, a slickster still pulling Lines’ strings.  Lines lives nearly 200 miles away in Yuma, runs a roofing business, parents his 11 children and seldom shows up at the once vibrant Republican headquarters. The phones are rarely answered and messages are returned with the same infrequency.  Pressure to exit has been applied to candidate Frank Thorwald who works with Graham. He is now dutifully falling in line with Lines.

As pointed out in this post-election report, the red state of Arizona is now veering purple, having lost a U.S. Senate seat, Secretary of State — next in line of ascendancy to the governor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and one of the two seats on the utility rate-setting Corporation Commission. Greg Stanton, the leftist former mayor of Phoenix won in Congressional District 9. Dems now hold five of Arizona’s nine CD seats.

Republicans Paul Gosar (CD-4), Andy Biggs (CD-5), David Schweikert (CD-6), and Debbie Lesko (CD-8) are currently the minority in the delegation.

Fortunately, there is an outstanding choice to lead the Arizona Republican Party. Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician and constitutional conservative who served two terms in the state senate. She’s rock solid, has no puppet master and needs no learning curve. Arizona’s political future depends on getting this right.


Climate change Kelly needs coaxing to challenge McSally

January 21, 2019

Not surprisingly, former astronaut Mark Kelly, a liberal hypocrite is considering a challenge to Arizona’s Republican Senator, Martha McSally. But according to 314 Action, which oddly identifies as a “pro-science resistance,” the newly coy potential candidate needs coaxing.

The effort to draft Kelly reportedly involves a six-figure digital ad campaign. The ads direct supporters to draftmarkkelly.org where they can sign a petition urging him to run as a climate change advocate. The site refers to him as a “tireless advocate fighting for action on climate change, absurdly posing the question, “Who better to tackle climate change than someone who has seen the earth from space?” The site asserts, “Now more than ever, we need members of the US Senate who understand that the most important issue facing our public safety is climate change.” The illegal invasion, terrorism, proliferation of illicit drugs, rampant crime and failing education system take a back seat. The slick tricksters also vow to “fight the Trump administration’s attacks on science.”

Kelly is a Second Amendment restrictionist for others, but not himself.  In 2013, he was caught on a Tucson gun store’s surveillance camera purchasing an AR-15, which he refers to as an “assault weapon” and a semi-automatic pistol. After he was outted, he claimed he intended his purchases to illustrate the need for more stringent gun laws. While awaiting the background check clearance he was unable to take possession of the guns.

Mark Kelly is a friend of Barack Obama and husband of former U. S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who survived a 2011 horrific mass shooting at a political event in Tucson, taking the lives of six, including Federal Judge John Roll and a nine-year old girl.

Giffords and Kelly have formed a political action committee, Americans for Responsible Solutions, a blandly named gun control group lobbying for universal background checks on gun purchasers and urging restrictions on various gun purchases.

But their restrictions don’t include deadly pets like his daughter’s pit bull that was caught on a cell phone camera killing a baby sea lion on the California beach where Kelly, Giffords and his daughters were vacationing.

Other Democrats considering challenging Sen. Martha McSally are Rep. Ruben Gallego. Republicrat Grant Woods, who backed radical Kyrsten Sinema this year, says he is considering running for Senate — as a Democrat. Woods is McCain’s onetime chief of staff, who has made a career of endorsing Democrats. Newly elected CD 9 U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton, formerly the Phoenix mayor, who ran on a pledge to eliminate a tax on food, reneging on it after the ballots were counted — and who just won election to Sinema’s House seat in November — is also considering launching a senate campaign.

Kelly has already met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

In 2014 the left-wing Washington Post referred to Kelly as “Democrats’ Dream Candidate.” Thinking Arizonans regard him as an opportunistic, far-left nightmare.


Reading between the (Jonathan) Lines

January 16, 2019

Jonathan Lines has flack roll out a deceptive comment to revive his own ailing campaign for AZ GOP chair

An article filled with contrivances and conniving appears in the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper. It accuses the husband of former state senator and U.S. Senate candidate, Kelli Ward of spitting in the eye of a former campaign worker.

Kelli Ward and her husband Michael Ward are both physicians. He is an Air Force Colonel, whose resumé is jam-packed with extraordinary military and medical achievements.

Dr. Kelli Ward is running for the AZ GOP chairmanship. Current chairman Jonathan Lines, in a brazen display of bravado is now seeking a second term, despite overseeing the loss of previously Republican held state offices in the November election.

The person claiming to have been victimized moved over to the Martha McSally camp after a hard-fought primary election with Dr. Kelli Ward, ultimately won by radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema. McSally was later appointed to fill the senate vacancy following John McCain’s death.

The alleged incident reportedly occurred at the Arizona Republican Party’s general election night gala on November 6, 2018 at the Paradise Valley Doubletree Resort. The PV township’s police chose not file charges due to conflicting reports from the two men and a witness.

But it’s the novel quote from Kyle Pierce, executive director of the AZ GOP that is most telling. Acting as a self-appointed investigator, judge and jury, he stated the alleged incident reflected poorly on Ward’s efforts to lead the party:

“It is extremely disappointing to learn about the assault that occurred at the election night watch party hosted by the Arizona Republican Party,” Pierce said. “On a night meant to celebrate with our dedicated volunteers who had united behind our Republican candidates, the Wards decided to settle political scores. Her recent calls for unity ring hollow given the attacks on those who unified behind our Republican nominee.”

Pierce’s boss is Jonathan Lines, running for reelection. Lines is best known for this deceptive mailer which omitted the conservative incumbent in the Nov. 2018 election. The mailer included the words, “Paid for by the Arizona Republican Party.” The result of Jonathan Lines’ unsavory manipulation is that Legislative District 28 lost both of its House seats to Democrats. Four of the nine Republican candidates on the mailer lost.

The red state of Arizona is now veering purple having lost a U.S. Senate seat, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and one of the two seats on the utility rate-setting Corporation Commission. Greg Stanton, the left-wing former mayor of Phoenix won in Congressional District 9. Dems now hold five of Arizona’s nine CD seats

The state party leadership post is a job Jonathan Lines is obviously ill-equipped to handle. He owns a roofing business 200 miles away in Yuma, has 11 young children to parent and is rarely in the Phoenix-based Republican headquarters office. Lines is clearly over his head as evidenced by the unprecedented GOP loses he presided over.

Dr. Kelli Ward has traveled the state making invaluable contacts. She will unify the Republican party and will not engage in the deceptive and disconnected practices that have brought unprecedented election losses. Elected state committeemen will be voting for party officers Jan. 26.  Dr. Kelli Ward deserves your vote.


Leftist network to hire deceitful Flake?

January 13, 2019

Insufferable Republicrat egotist Jeff Flake appears to have found a fitting perch for his hateful, anti-conservative spew. Arizona’s unpopular  former congressman and single-term senator is frequently mischaracterized as being a vulgar Trump-hater.  But in a state that gave all of its electoral votes to the president, it’s fair to say he actually reviles the majority of Republicans in the state he claimed to represent.

Often described as opting not to seek reelection, it’s worth remembering that Flake’s embarrassingly low 18-percent approval rating in his home state made the decision for him. Even his relatives populating the small, conservative LDS community named in part for his great-grandfather, and where Jeff Flake was born and raised, find him intolerable. They know he prefers illegal aliens to them.

The Hollywood Reporter appears to confirm reports that Flake has been discussing a possible job with the reliably left CBS network. Just as traitors are heralded by antagonists of truth, Jeff Flake should be similarly revered by those who promote Socialists Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other political extremists exemplified by the governors and mayors of NYC and the sanctuary state of Mexifornia.

If hired by CBS, Flake won’t find many fans among Arizonans who pay attention, and prefer Fox cable programming to the raging alphabet networks who have been correctly identified as purveyors of “fake news.”


Pelosi OKs failed, substandard border security sans wall

January 12, 2019

Nancy Pelosi is frozen in time in more ways than her overly nipped-and-tucked, botoxed face. She has now declared that she has the answer to securing our southern border — by implementing technology rather than constructing a physical barrier and utilizing trained border agents. She obviously has no commitment to curtailing the invasion, since leftists look at these lawbreakers as the future heft of the Democrat party.

We’ve all witnessed Nancy’s mental lapses, but this latest blunder should have at least caught the attention of her aides, who could have righted her listing memory.

This SRAZ post,Virtual  fence is a virtual flop,” was written nearly a dozen years ago, but couldn’t be more timely. As we wrote at the time, the entire high dollar project ended up being scrapped, due to the clumsy incompetence of the Bush administration’s Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff, the contractors and the failed system itself.

Chertoff, a former federal judge appointed by George W. Bush, was a Hillary Clinton supporter in 2016 and currently works at Covington the same law firm with a massive lobbying presence where former AZ Sen. Jon Kyl and Barack Obama’s onetime Attorney General, Eric Holder, each hang their hats.

The NY Times reported the Obama administration spent $1 billion before the Department Homeland Security canceled the ineffective ‘Virtual Fence.’ Then-homeland [In]security Secretary Janet Napolitano (previously Arizona’s calamitous governor), acknowledged her decision to end the five-year-old project, because it “does not meet current standards for viability and cost effectiveness.

…And besides, it’s just taxpayer’s money. There’s more where that came from. And truth be told, Democrats have no desire to stem the tide of illegals.