Gov. Ducey’s magical “fee” is actually a tax

December 9, 2018

Teacher pay hikes that “wouldn’t raise taxes,” find their funding source: YOU

Remember when Gov. Doug Ducey, vowed he would not be held hostage to teachers’ demands for a 20% pay hike, and then acquiesced, though promising no tax increases would be needed to fund their excessive demands for their part-time jobs?

Surprise!

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019 there will be a new, deceptively namedpublic safety fee(notice it’s not called a tax) that will be tacked on to vehicle registrations. The newspaper headline says it takes effect Jan. 1, but the ADOT press release declares Dec. 1.  Which one of these charlatans to believe?

ADOT’s website is full service, providing a choice among 103 languages from Afrikaans to Zulu, and even has a readily accessible Civil Rights Division, in case your feelings were bruised during your work day. If that isn’t enough, it also hawks specialty license plates, “for that person who’s impossible to shop for.”

The $32 fee/scam, originally touted as $18, was projected to raise either $149 or $185 million yearly. The numbers fluctuate wildly depending on the “fee” and who made the projections.  When the word “stakeholders” is used, your suspicion antenna should be on high alert. ADOT itself announced it would actually be $265.6 million! Good luck in finding that news release now. This is the enabling legislation, signed by Gov. Ducey. The purpose of this “fee” is to free up highway safety money tapped into for educrats, according to this revealing news report.

On July 13, 2018 leftist editorialist Linda Valdez wrote, “What’s wrong with Phoenix raising taxes?” one of her loads of drivel passing for a column.  Valdez is a staunch cradle-to-grave advocate. With liberals, having the government provide for you throughout your lifetime is a core belief comparable to the religious fervor she so disdains. Of course, “the government” is us.

The rest of us hold the belief that taxes are our money, necessary for maintaining infrastructure (pipelines, utilities, roadways, bridges, and military preparedness), but often misspent. President Trump’s tax cuts have, in fact, spurred economic growth. Tax cuts, not tax increases, are the means of energizing the economy and empowering Americans.

Tell that to da Dems and da Ducey.

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Pres. pardons turkey, CA Gov. Brown pardons Dem crook

November 22, 2018

Following in the pre-Thanksgiving tradition begun by President Abraham Lincoln, President Donald Trump pardoned a turkey. California’s own dual fowl turkey and lame duck governor, Leftist Jerry Brown also issued a pardon.

Joel B. Pollak, Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News, has the complete report of the ongoing case including corroborating links.

The sentence of Democrat State Senator Roderick Wright — including 90 days in jail, three years of probation, and 1,500 hours of community service — following his conviction on federal perjury and voting fraud charges, was overturned by Jerry Brown. Less than upright Wright was also banned for life from holding public office.

While running to represent California’s 25th district in the state senate in 2008, Wright lied about his residence to qualify for the ballot. He claimed he lived in an Inglewood apartment complex within the district, but prosecutors presented evidence that Wright’s true residence was an upscale Baldwin Hills home outside the district.

Voter fraud and perjury are not unique to Wright. A plethora of other California Democrats were have also been charged with corruption.

According to this 2014 LA Times report, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy wasn’t buying any of Wright’s excuses noting, “It didn’t pass the smell test and it doesn’t now. She added that there was an “arrogance” in Wright’s actions in trying to circumvent the law, an assumption “that the law doesn’t apply to him … the law applies to all of us.”

In addition to Gov. Jerry Brown, Wright’s supporters included none other than California U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, who somehow — after a 40-year career in D.C. — affords a 6.000 sq. ft., $4.3 million mansion on a congressional salary, and also doesn’t live in the district she claims to represent.


Guys: Shocking truth about the women in your life

November 20, 2018

According to CNN’s Kirsten Powers, white women who voted for Donald Trump are not only “oppressed,” they are also “racists.”

Powers, a left-wing partisan who is incapable of functioning as an objective political analyst, has a lengthy bio beginning with working on the Clinton/Gore presidential campaign and then for the Clinton administration in various roles. She’s toiled in the New York State Democrat political minefields for years, and was a staff member of the New York Democratic Committee and press secretary for the Andrew Cuomo for Governor campaign. As an indication of her ability to evidence a deep commitment, she’s bounced between being an Episcopalian, an atheist, a Presbyterian, an atheist, an evangelical and now a Catholic.

Her commitments might be brief and shallow — she was married all of three years prior to divorcing — but she possesses an uncanny ability to identify an oppressed racist.


Houston Chronicle admits reporting fake news — AZ Republic? Never!

November 12, 2018

Americans are finally presented with undeniable proof, admitted to by the purveyors, that President Trump is right in his needling references to “fake news.”

After acknowledging that substantiating sources didn’t exist, “throwing the veracity of entire stories into question,” The Houston Chronicle has retracted eight stories and apologizes to its readers. Read the explanation and apologyThis is an update from the executive editor, Nancy Barnes, disclosing unable to verify sources in numerous reports resulted in the resignation of veteran reporter and Austin bureau chief Mike Ward.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic, the local disseminator of skewed news, to emulate the Houston Chronicle. The majority of what’s left of its staff consists of unpaid ASU Cronkite Journalism School student interns, who often use questionable grammar and write reports that employ the same style popularized by Snoopy the inventive beagle in the Charles Schulz’ comic strip, “Peanuts.”

The difference is, there is nothing comical about an unreliable press.

As examples, today’s edition of the Arizona Republic used its former sob-story queen Laurie Roberts, now given meatier political assignments, to rant in a column headlined, “Republican crybabies need to get a grip in McSally, Sinema race,” which opens by accusing Republicans of engaging in “cry babying, conspiracy mongering and outright character assassination,” in reaction to the suspicious change in vote totals giving radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema a sudden vote surge.

Leftist editorial writer Elvia Diaz follows Robert’s tripe with “Get angry: Newly elected Arizona Rep. Raquel Teran is being sued because she’s brown.” A former candidate and political provocateur, Alice Novoa, characterized by Diaz as an “anti-immigrant activist,” has filed a lawsuit challenging Teran’s citizenship, an issue that may or may not have legitimacy. The court, not Diaz — who determinedly calls the claims “false” — will decide.


The “Maverick” is not gone: The hustle goes on

October 25, 2018

Many of us were surprised to find a message from Cindy Hensley McCain among our recent email. Included in the missive is a video, urging us not only to vote in the upcoming election, but to pledge to vote like “Mavericks.”

Surely she isn’t encouraging us to emulate her late husband and give a dramatic thumbs down (brief video) to our own party?

Make no mistake. Cindy is hustling. She writes, “As you know, my husband dedicated his life to serving a cause greater than himself. That’s why I’m so proud to let you know about the McCain Institute’s new initiative: #MavericksNeeded.

Its supposed focus is human rights. Cindy tells us, “If you care about human rights, if you refuse to tolerate injustice – you are a Maverick. You belong in the arena.”

The core is far more complex. In September, when appointed as a senate place holder, former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl made clear his intention to leave in December 2018.  This reemergence of Cindy McCain sounds a like a priming of the pump for Gov. Ducey to appoint her to finish out her hubby’s term. Cindy recently endorsed Ducey as he campaigns for a second term, but their relationship is much deeper than the political.  When Ducey first arrived in Arizona to attend ASU, his first job was working for Cindy’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship. The Ducey’s have remained close to the McCain’s, even visiting John in his final days at the McCain’s Cornville compound. John McCain encouraged Ducey’s political career.

“The values John fought for weren’t just his, they are and remain American ideals — and it’s time to fight for them again. That’s what this initiative is all about,” Cindy tells us. “It’s not about right or left, it’s about right or wrong.  Mavericks like you are needed now more than ever.” We are even instructed to take a pledge to carry on McCain’s legacy.

This ambitious undertaking is all under the auspices of the McCain Institute at ASU — a slick means of skirting campaign finance reform, allegedly so near and dear to John’s heart.

As renowned burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee was famous for saying,“Ya gotta have a gimmick.”


Watch almost jobless Jeff Flake audition for a CNN gig…

October 24, 2018

…as he runs interference for Islamist Invaders

Despite having to abandon his lifetime senate plans due to embarrassingly low 18 percent approval ratings, Jeff Flake still creates his own reality.

Interviewed at CNN’s ‘CITIZEN’ conference, Flake said President Trump’s tweet stating, “Unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in,” with the caravan of invaders headed toward the U.S. border is a “fear tactic.” When asked if he knew what Trump was talking about, Flake said, “No. That’s long been pretty much a canard and a fear tactic.”

A canard and fear tactic?  Hardly. We posted,Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns,” in 2011.

Here is the delusional Flake, (same video below) so consumed with Trump hatred, he Is unable to think clearly.

Interviewer Jake Tapper, who personifies the liberal media, unable to control his sputtering, referred to President Trump, “The fact checkers can’t keep up with the president these days, he’s saying so many things that aren’t true, that have no evidence behind them. The president constantly says things that are just not  true…they’re lies…it’s difficult to understand why he keeps doing this…on a political level or a psychological level?

Flake responds, “What is troubling is to look behind him and to see the reaction of people behind him.”

That’s most of us, folks. Tapper calls us, “the resistance,” then sympathetically notes, “How lonely it must be to be Jeff Flake.”

Republicrat Flake, bizarrely describing himself as a conservative, denies Democrats want open borders, though he was a member of the Gang of Eight. The group was a failed amnesty promoting scheme he and John McCain cobbled together with a quartet of the most liberal Democrats, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Robert Menendez, Michael Bennet and two other McCain sycophants, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio.

Tapper then prompts Flake with another inane question, saying, “I know it’s not your tendency to be immodest.” What are you proudest of in terms of accomplishments?”

Obviously Jake Tapper missed the self-aggrandizing, prone to pontificating to an empty senate chamber, Flake’s 2011 vanity ladened solo survivalist trip to a deserted island, taking only his camera and tripod.

Tapper reminds Flake that he previously described Trumpism as a fever in the Republican party. Flake responded, “It’s a long fever.”

Since he doesn’t want to risk infection, Flake, who speaks Afrikaans could always move back to the African nation of Namibia, where he worked as a registered foreign agent lobbying in D.C. on behalf of a uranium mining company with financial ties to Iran.

And Tapper? An obvious leftist, he once worked as campaign press secretary for Democrat congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, (D-PA) and later as her congressional press secretary. Her former husband, onetime Iowa Congressman Edward Mezvinsky, was convicted of fraud and spent five years in a federal penitentiary. The Mezvinky’s are the parents of Chelsea Clinton’s husband, Mark.

It’s a full circle.


Kate Brophy McGee “grateful” for Dem endorsers

October 14, 2018

District 28 Republicans are shaking their heads in dismay over the report that Kate Brophy McGee, running for reelection to the state senate, is emulating leftist former Gov. Janet Napolitano —- albeit in reverse.

Arizonans will remember the contemptible list of GOP turncoats who affixed their names to the Republicans for Janet roster in 2006. (Click to enlarge.) The list was rife with McCain activists, including Grant Woods, John McCain’s former chief of staff, who chose the liberal over conservative Len Munsil, heading the Republican ticket. Woods, an iffy Republican who has yet to follow through on his threat to leave the GOP, is notorious for endorsing Democrats and has even cut a televised ad in support of crude and deceitful Kyrsten Sinema over Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally running for an open U.S. Senate seat.

Now Kate Brophy McGee is following Napolitano’s lead flaunting her far-left Democrat supporters led by Janice Miano, Art Othon, and John Whiteman who are co-chairing ‘Democrats for Kate.’  In their announcement, they heap praise on her, saying, “Kate does what is right for Arizonans. She isn’t held hostage by party politics.”

The question Republicans in Legislative District 28 — encompassing North Central Phoenix, Biltmore, Arcadia and Paradise Valley — should pose to Kate Brophy McGee is, if you and your liberal friends find the politics of the party under whose banner you have chosen to run since 2010 has held you hostage, why didn’t you run as a Democrat? Her treasured leftists refer to her as “fearless,” inferring that throwing the GOP Platform to the winds is liberating.

In response to the liberal embrace, Kate Brophy McGee gushed, “I’m so grateful for the support of Janice, Art, and John. The issues I fight for — education, small businesses, and public safety — transcend party lines. I’m honored to have these great Democratic leaders supporting my campaign.”