Can a name constitute child abuse?

May 26, 2020

Proof that having vast wealth doesn’t protect against lunacy comes to us by way of the latest rendition of the name Tesla billionaire Elon Musk and his Canadian musician girlfriend Grimes,* have bestowed upon their newborn son. 

His original name “X Æ A-12“ was rejected by the California Office of Vital Records which only recognizes names that contain the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language, including hyphens and apostrophes. Numbers are banned.

The baby’s new name, altered to comply with state law, is “X Æ A-Xii” which includes Roman numerals instead of the number 12.

It’s true that names go in and out of style as these lists prove. Trendy names, which are all the rage today, will seem hopelessly mundane when half the kids in the first grade class carry the same moniker. Blanche, Dorothy, Hazel and Mildred were once chic, but are now in the name morgue. Though male names are less prone to fads, few parents name their sons Arthur, Clarence, Herman or Wilbur today.

Still, it’s a good bet little X Æ A-Xii might as well have been named Rebel or Maverick, denoting defying authority. He’s likely going to have an issue or two with his parents, and will be anything but passive in his resistance to being an unpronounceable oddity.

It’s strange that father Elon would put his son in such a predicament, since he has written that he suffered relentless bullying as a child and regarded his own “genius” father as evil.

* Her parents named her Claire Elise Boucher.

 


Biden declares black Trump voters “ain’t black”

May 23, 2020

Joe Biden channels Hillary, derisively using jargon white Dems regard as black speech

Holed up in his basement, clueless Joe Biden has become more than an acutely unwell man being put on display to keep the Democrat ticket alive. He’s an embarrassment.

Even with a script on his desk or teleprompter in front of him, he’s unable to articulate the thoughts that his handlers try to funnel into his head. The politically motivated abuse of a seriously ailing man is distressing to watch, but the stakes are high since Socialist Bernie Sanders abandoned his campaign and Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, lacking even tribal traction, jumped off the stage.

The Dems were left with Biden, who even as Obama’s VP was known as the gaffe king, (video) with a knack for being an equal opportunity insulter.

Seeking female voters, Joe has promised to name a woman as his running mate. Pressure is also mounting for him to name a black woman, attempting to ensure that Dems might lay claim to the first dual minority president, since it’s clear sickly and scandal-plagued Joe Biden could never serve out a full 4-year term.  He’s having problems getting through the campaign, let alone being the leader of the free world.

Appearing Friday on a syndicated radio show known as “The Breakfast Club,“ Biden stepped in it again. After a caretaker/aide interrupted the flagging interview to say Biden was running short on time,  the host who calls himself ‘Charlamagne tha God’ genially asked that Biden pay the studio a visit the next time he’s in New York.

“Listen, you’ve got to come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden,” Charlamagne said at the end of the interview. “Because it’s a long way until November. We got more questions.” Biden responded:

“You got more questions? Well, I’m telling you: If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

Saturday’s edition of the leftist fake news disseminator Arizona Republic buried this slur on an interior USAToday insert page. Its AP story carried a quasi apology headline with Biden unconvincingly stating his remark had been “too cavalier.”

During a 2007 campaign stop in Selma, Alabama, Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop where she adopted an absurd southern drawl (video) for her appearance at the historic black First Baptist Church. Clinton said:

“I don’t feel no ways tired. I come too far from where I started from. Nobody told me that the road would be easy. I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me.”

Clinton later defended the affected accent, saying she’d lived in Arkansas.


Preposterous braggadocio from Pinocchio McCarthy

May 16, 2020

Ignoring the fact that Arizona’s incumbent Republican U.S. Senator, Martha McSally, a former two-term member of congress — who has the unequivocal support of Pres. Donald Trump —  is running for reelection, unqualified candidate Daniel McCarthy claims he can’t wait to get beyond the primary so he can debate Mark Kelly on his China connections.

McCarthy’s own company is run out of China, which he told the Channel 12 Sunday Square Off interviewer was “Irrelevant.” He actually claimed, “My business has nothing to do with me running for the Senate.”

Decades ago Walt Disney Studios produced the Pinocchio fantasy starring a wooden puppet whose nose grew with each lie he told. The production featured the song, “When You Wish Upon a Star.” Daniel McCarthy should incorporate it as his campaign theme.

McCarthy, who campaigns under the boastful handle, “Demand Daniel,” obviously wishes to be competitive in this race but falls far short. The Federal Election Commission shows him with a paltry $11,797.95 cash on hand, still on the books from his initial self-funding infusion of $236,592.42 and a few scant donations.  Lacking televised ads and common sense, he shelled out a bundle for his campaign bus featuring full color wrap-around images of himself.

SRAZ has written about McCarthy numerous times. These are a few columns:

Sept. 24, 2019: Facts expose Daniel McCarthy’s distortions of Sen. Martha McSally

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

 Aug. 30, 2018: Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream


Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s egocentric big gamble

May 6, 2020

Americans deserve better than seriously ill 87-year-old

Years ago there was a televised game show known as ‘Beat the Clock.’ The premise involved contestants trying to complete challenges to win prizes before the clicking clock ran out of time. Justice Ginsburg must have been a fan.

According to this terse May 5, 2020 press release from the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back in the hospital.  What appears to be a serious condition, especially at age 87, is made to sound like a walk in the park.  She’ll be teleconferencing oral arguments from her hospital bed, we are told. Ginsburg earlier survived several bouts of colon and pancreatic cancer.

Two previous press releases attest to her deteriorating health, this one dated August 23, 2019. After three months of silence the next “update” was November 23, 2019. Promised further updates from PIO Kathleen Arberg were never posted. Apparently the American people are looked upon as mushrooms, by the SCOTUS PR Department. Our role is to be kept in the dark and fed manure.

In 2018 Ginsburg stated her intention to stay on the court for five more years, hoping to surpass what she believes to be President Trump’s time in office. She pointed to the example of Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired at 90.

“I am sure she wants to stay on the court until the end of the Trump presidency if she can,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, and a liberal who called on Ginsburg to retire in 2014, when Barack Obama was president and Democrats controlled the Senate.

The undercurrents are many. Ginsburg, a radical leftist former ACLU lawyer, was appointed to the high court by Bill Clinton. Her dream, that never materialized, was for her successor to be appointed by Hillary Clinton, another blunderous miscalculation since Donald Trump clobbered the scandal-plagued Democrat standard bearer. 

Meanwhile, the ancient extremist, who has been videotaped saying she’s not a fan of the U.S. Constitution, and has fallen asleep when she’s expected to be alert, continues to hang on by a tenuous thread, hoping demented Biden will name her replacement.

Her glib reason for falling asleep during Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech was that she’d had too much to drink before attending andwas not 100% sober.” (video admission.) The political double standard was evidenced by newscasters who found that comment to be humorous.  Does anyone believe their reaction would have been the same if those words were uttered by a 90-year-old Republican justice? CNN slickly dubbed the outrageous episode “Power napping.”


Trump-hating AZ Republic cuts staff, blames virus

March 31, 2020

Propaganda machine needs to bear responsibility for its fade to black status

Journalists were once regarded as reputable presenters of fact, ethically dedicated to accuracy, fairness and balance. They forged a bond of trust with their readers as they delivered the news.

For the most part, those days are gone, replaced by strident partisan reporters, driven by hatred of the President of the United States. At the recently sold, homeless Arizona Republic, ASU Cronkite School interns working for a byline and sans editors are the rule rather than the exception. The shrinking newspaper with its unwavering bond to the left, has continued to hemorrhage subscribers, even after their massive exodus following its blunderous 2016 presidential endorsement of Hillary Clinton. 

The Daily Beast announced Monday that the “Coronavirus downturn has forced Gannett to make deep [personnel] cuts.” That’s skewed news at its finest. Newspapers survived other calamities from the Civil War and World Wars I and II to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, the horrific deaths of 3000 by Muslim extremists on September 11, 2001 and everything in-between. We survived them all and so did the newspapers of the day. 

Recent pay cuts and furloughs have far less to do with the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic than they do to readers tiring of the distorted reports and raw Trump hatred — flagrantly absurd in Arizona, a state that gave all 11 of its electoral votes to Donald Trump.

The AZ Republic has been in serious decline for some time. The big boom dropped with the news that to avoid layoffs, Gannett employees will be furloughed five, unpaid days a month through June. That’s three months of 4-day weeks — with no solid guarantees.  Poynter, the go-to insider site, posted this copy of CEO Paul Bascobert’s letter to staff, including this dismal FAQ.

Even without the pandemic, which caused Gov. Doug Ducey to issue thisStay at home order,” on Monday, Gannett had plenty of challenges, as losses in its print businesses showing no sign of abating. In a contorted move, the company sold itself last year to New Media Investments, the parent of GateHouse Newspapers. The new company kept the Gannett name.

“It’s hard to see the path forward,” Mi-Ai Parrish the former president and publisher of The Arizona Republic is quoted as saying. “I think there’s something different about what’s happening right now. They’re all covering COVID. But everybody’s covering it. And nobody’s being paid for it. There are no advertisements.”

Pandemics aside. When newspapers continually insult the intelligence of their readers, it is not a model for success.

On March 22, the Arizona Republic’s Sunday edition headlined in a Kumbaya fashion. “We are in this TOGETHER.” That didn’t last long. Four short days later, the editorial blasted, “Trump doesn’t get it.” It claimed he was missing the point if his top priority is the economy, and mystifyingly lectured, his first job is to protect the people of our country, an issue to which the president has shown an enduring commitment.

Recently the deceitful newspaper has been blatant in its efforts to switch its remaining subscribers to the much cheaper to produce “E-Edition” which it vows will “allow readers to stay connected and informed. Make sure you are familiar with all the ways you can access your subscription online.” It will bring you “Coronavirus coverage,” as though it was unattainable everywhere else — without charge.

Now that expensive obituaries are not being placed due to houses of worship being closed and assembled mourners being limited to ten, ads are hawking sending Mother’s Day and Graduation congratulations on the pages of the newspaper no one reads.  Both announcements scream out the carnival barker’s pitch, “Hurry! Hurry! Place your ad today!”

The bell tolls.


Blinded by Trump hatred, NYT viciously attacks Christians

March 28, 2020

Federalist article points to the contempt in which the secular elites hold faith-based conservatives

There is no question that leftist newspapers, as The Hill pointed out, which overwhelmingly endorsed scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, have never recovered from her dramatic loss. The failing Arizona Republic was among them, suffering catastrophic subscription cancellations that have never returned.

Today we take our readers directly to The Federalist which does an outstanding job of covering the reprehensible New York Times op-ed by hatemonger Katherine Stewart blaming Christians, Not China, For Spread Of Wuhan Coronavirus. The far left newspaper is subscription only.

As Americans self-quarantine, which President Trump’s team of medical experts have strongly advised, take time to acquaint yourself with the hate-filled spew that emits from the extremist media denigrating his religious supporters. The vicious op-ed reveres not God, but secularism.

Media Research Center printed, “Secular Snobs: Documenting the National Media’s Long-standing Hostility to religion,” in 2012.  It’s a longer, meticulously researched review that explains in annotated points the media’s contempt for religious Americans.  Do return to read it, as it provides the backdrop for the secular hatred of the faith-based. But today, as we lead up to the 2020 election, it’s imperative we focus on the New York Times hit piece on Christians.


Virus crisis not enough for Dem Chris Herstam: he advocates for assassination

March 21, 2020

Easily manipulated mail-in ballot scheme tops Dems agenda

Months prior to the Aug. 4, (Primary Election) and Nov. 3, (General), mail-in ballots are making the news. Chris Herstam, a onetime Republicrat, who ultimately ended his charade and re-registered as a Democrat, exemplifies the consequences of his brain turning to mush. In a recent appearance on left-leaning KAET “Horizon,” he advocated violence against Arizona state legislators and Gov.  Ducey, saying they “should be shot,” if they don’t implement a statewide mail-in ballot plan. Host Ted Simon didn’t bat an eye.

Herstam, 71, a former state representative, former member of the AZ Board of Regents, and former lobbyist, can now add another former to his résumé. His deplorable words supporting gun violence against elected officials, repeated on two separate occasions, have earned him the title of former columnist for the Arizona Mirror, where his unhinged, blatantly deceitful writings referred to President Trump as a “white nationalist.” Observing the swift negative effect of his assassination comments, he apologized, but it was too late. After initially being put on a one month leave, he’s been given his permanent walking papers.

Three deep blue states (Oregon, Washington, and Colorado) conduct their elections completely by mail. Herstam would like us to be among them. During his interchange with Ted Simons, Herstam went on to describe President Trump, using these words: “In my opinion, Trump is the most corrupt, the worst president in our history.” Again, Simon didn’t flinch.

Hans von Spakovsky, a Senior Legal Fellow and authority on election law at the Heritage Foundation wrote,Elections Exclusively by Mail: A Terrible Idea Whose Time Should Never Come.”

Although not recent, it remains pertinent in view of the Left’s push to implement the easily manipulated scheme of all mail-in ballots. We urge you to read this fact-filled and important article.

It’s the weekend and we’re all being asked to self quarantine. What better time to hone your arguments against the Dem’s favorite new issue.


Dem Gillum found with meth, “gay escort,” in hotel room

March 15, 2020

Crystal meth possession not worthy of arrest, though Gillum apologizes for “distraction”

Despite being married and the father of three, Andrew Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee and former Democrat Florida gubernatorial candidate has other “distractions.”

Gillum,40, who has been working as a CNN commentator since losing to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, was found vomiting, inebriated and incoherent in an exclusive South Beach Hotel room with Travis Dyson,30, an openly gay male escort and “porn star performer.” Dyson, using a pseudonym, has a profile on the RentMen website, Florida’s Local10 reported Friday.

Dyson was transported to a hospital following a suspected drug overdose. A third man, Aldo Mejias,56, called police and fire rescue to the hotel just after midnight.

Officers filed this redacted report* stating they found three baggies containing crystal meth on both the bed and floor of the hotel room. Gillum, frequently compared to Barack Obama, issued this statement: “I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement.”

Following the “distraction,” Gillum, who had previously paid $thousands in fines to settle a case charging him with ethics violations, was released and allowed to return home with no arrest made — though crystal meth is an illegal, highly addictive narcotic.

Imagine that being the case if he’d been a Republican.

* H/T Miami New Times


Reckless Schumer threatens Supreme Court Justices

March 5, 2020

Addressing a gathering of abortion supporters outside the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, an out-of-control Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued threats against the two most recently appointed justices. The court is hearing arguments in a challenge by a Louisiana abortion clinic to a state law passed in 2014 requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of their facilities.

Democrat Schumer’s wild rant began with these intimidating words: “I want to tell you, [Neil] Gorsuch, I want to tell you, [Brett] Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

In this unusual written comment, Chief Justice John Roberts responded, “Statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous.” Justice Roberts added, “All members of the Court will continue do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”         

Schumer, a U.S. Senator with a Harvard law degree — though he never practiced law, opting instead for a political career — would be expected to have more decorum, but that attribute is in short supply among repressive* Democrats these days. They are tormented by the realization that their leading presidential candidates are Marxists or suffering from dementia. Immensely popular President Donald Trump, whom they failed to remove, is delivering on his promises including a growing economy, historically high employment, superb judicial appointments to the federal and Supreme Court benches. Acquaint yourself with his unparalleled list of accomplishments here.

Obviously lacking a sense of decorum and propriety, Schumer has long been described as an “incorrigible publicity hound.” Former Sen. Bob Dole once quipped that “the most dangerous place in Washington is between Charles Schumer and a television camera.” 

In the case of his despicable behavior at the Supreme Court, the least he deserves is censure.

* SRAZ is waging a campaign against the word “progressive,“ which liberals decided to use to make them appear forward thinking. They are not forward thinking, but are regressive on nearly every level. When conservatives use the word, “progressive,” they are playing directly into the hard left’s hands and doing their bidding. Regressive is a more appropriate description.


Slickster AZ Gov. Ducey halts sanctuary city ban

February 21, 2020

Why would Republican Gov. Doug Ducey merit praise from the Hillary-endorsing, viciously-anti-Trump, open-border-supporting Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) newspaper? According to its account, Ducey has had second thoughts about legislation constitutionally banning sanctuary cities in the state of Arizona. This sensible legislation had been requested by the McCain protégé, who suddenly disdains any controls on the illegal invasion.

The newspaper confirmed that Ducey, in an after business hours action, engaged in a “joint decision” (arm twisting?) with legislative leaders to shut down the resolution he’d asked GOP lawmakers to carry in both the state House and Senate.

Don’t bother looking for any mention of this surreptitious double-cross on his office website with numerous pages devoted to Executive Orders and News Releases. There is no explanatory governor’s letter. There’s not a word touting his change of heart on what should not be a contentious issue.

This is the simple, single sentence amendment, SCR 1007, intended to put the issue to a vote of Arizona’s citizens. Ducey, now serving his final term, doesn’t trust us. When those the newspaper describes as “migrant rights advocates” refer to anything that demands adherence to the law by their reliable pejorative “racist,” Ducey tucks his tail between his legs, develops amnesia, loses courage and surrenders.

Juxtapose Ducey’s bizarre decision against the fact that he stood on the stage beside President Trump at the colossal “Keep America Great” Phoenix rally and accepted the president’s accolades regarding securing the border.

Unlike the rest of us, the elitist Ducey’s don’t have to worry about locking their doors at night. They just sold their Paradise Valley mansion in a gated community abutting the Paradise Valley Country Club and golf course for a discounted $8,150,000. But even in their opulent surroundings the rule of law should still be relevant. Previously an ice cream tycoon, as governor, Ducey signs bills into law.

Doug McDucey’s current term ends on January 1, 2023. It will be intriguing to hear what his future plans entail. Our bet is a high level appointment where he won’t have to face the citizen voters he conveniently dismisses.