Pipe dream of AZ “blue wave” hyped in NC

August 14, 2018

Associated Press’ liberal skew on AZ politics in NC news

In a review of news reports, it was surprising to find that distant Raleigh, North Carolina, has an interest In Arizona’s political scene — or more specifically the attempt to ignite the leftist vote here.  Headlined, “Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona,” the report gives a voice to Democrat desperation, reeling in the face of the election of President Donald Trump.

The skewed news account attempts to present a hopeful outlook — from a liberal perspective — albeit 2,000 miles away.

SRAZ exposed AP’s Stylebook attempts to alter the English language in 2013 in our post,Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press.” At that time we compared the AP’s revisions to George Orwell’s acclaimed book, “1984.”

Nothing has changed at AP.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Flake’s son, ex-wife

August 12, 2018

Flaky Austin Flake and Logan Brown try and fail in another attempt to get rich on the backs of Maricopa County taxpayers

Federal Judge Neil Wake has dismissed the lawsuit brought by Austin Flake and his now ex-wife Logan, who has reclaimed her maiden name of Brown.

The case stemmed from dismissed animal cruelty charges the duo faced in the June 2014 heat related suffocation deaths of nearly two dozen dogs they supposedly were caring for at Green Acre Kennel in Gilbert. The facility was owned by Logan’s mother and step-father, MaLeisa and Jesse “Todd” Hughes, who were vacationing in Florida when the gruesome deaths occurred.

When the Flakes’ checked the kennel on the hot June 20th morning and witnessed the horrific scene, they did not call for veterinary assistance, opting to hose down the dying dogs, then callously piled their dead carcasses in a shed.

The pets sweltered to death, packed together in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning. They had neither food nor water in their stomachs, according to the veterinarian who performed necropsies on the dogs.

On October 14, 2014, a Grand Jury indicted both couples with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Ultimately Logan’s parents served short sentences on fraud charges involving lying to the owners of the pets, telling them their dogs ran away. The Hughes’ took plea deals in lieu of going to trial. As defendants, each pleaded guilty to one count of facilitation to commit fraudulent schemes and artifices, and one count of cruelty to animals, both Class 6 felonies. Their sentences included 23 days in jail without the possibility of work release, work furlough, home detention or compliance monitoring.  The days they served equaled one day per dead dog.

After Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery dropped the 21 felony charges and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals against Austin and Logan Flake, the actual responsible parties, they filed a lawsuit against the taxpayers of Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seeking $8 million to resurrect their formerly pristine reputations. They claim they were targeted by the Sheriff’s office and their characters were ruined by the investigation. A few $million each could go a long way to soothe their hurt feelings. Fortunately that effort went nowhere.

With their eyes still on the money prize, they angled for another civil trial, this time against the sheriff’s investigative detective.

But Judge Wake has now dismissed that lawsuit, ruling their attorney Stephen Montoya hadn’t provided evidence the detective intended to deprive the Flakes’ of their rights. Read the judge’s order.

SRAZ has written extensively about this tragic set of circumstances and the appalling flakes. Let’s hope this is the last we hear of these grifters. 


Jeff the Flake returns to Africa, prefers gov’t to U.S.

August 4, 2018

Loose cannon Flake embarrasses himself again

The aptly named Jeff Flake is once again in his beloved Africa.  He was first there on a church mission, later returning to Namibia in the 1990’s where he was employed as a registered foreign agent working for Rossing Uranium, a mining company with ties to Iran and one of the world‘s largest supplies of nuclear fuel. He lobbied on behalf of the company, opening doors in Washington D.C. —- a job, as the HuffPost points out, Flake did his best to keep under wraps as he campaigned for the U.S. House as a “political outsider.”

During his single senate term, due to expire with the coming election, fake Republican Flake cozied up to Barack Obama, and accompanied him and the congressional black caucus to Kenya, Obama’s familial homeland.

Now Flake, once again jetting at taxpayer’s expense, is in Zimbabwe, emulating Jimmy Carter by overseeing questionable elections in third world countries. Flake’s observation in the wake of deadly violence and claims of rigged results?  According to this Breitbart News report, “Democracy doesn’t get any better than this.” His vacuous tweet was enthusiastic.

This past year, Flake, too haughty and ignorant to be content merely being an American citizen, proudly referred to himself asa globalist.”

Not only does Flake bring to mind the liberal Jimmy Carter, 95, but also his far left counterpart, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now 85. In 2012, she actually praised the South African Constitution (video) over the Constitution of the United States.

Flake is finishing his first and last senate term due to bottom dragging 18% approval ratings after incessant eruptions of Trump-hatred — from tedious tirades delivered in an empty senate chamber to gifting his vitriolic anti-Trump spew to the appreciative alphabet networks. The resulting abysmal polling caused him to rethink a reelection bid, and avoid the embarrassment of a humiliating defeat at the polls.

We’ve long suspected that the disrespected junior senator has had a uncertain grasp on reality…but this latest escapade proves it beyond a doubt. Unconstrained rage has been noted as a symptom of early onset dementia. Jeff might not only be sickening. He may also be sick.


Egomaniacal Jeff Flake stages anti-Trump tantrum

July 20, 2018

Trump Derangement Syndrome afflicts AZ’s embarrassing Republicrat

Jeff Flake, unable to run for reelection due to staggeringly low polling numbers among his home state Republicans, has instead set his sights on becoming Arizona’s embarrassment. He began his descent with a 140-page pamphlet masquerading as a book, sticky-fingering the title directly from that of Barry Goldwater’s 1960 iconic book, ‘Conscience of a Conservative,’ which described the fundamentals of conservatism. Though Flake pilfered the title, he never actually comprehended conservatism.  He knew the word started with the letter “C” and was multi-syllabic, but confused ‘conservatism’ with ‘contrariness.‘

Showboating is the not too bright Flake’s stock in trade.  Emboldened by the attention he’s generated, McCain’s doppelganger Jeff Flake plows ahead. The left-wing networks — notably ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and their ilk, are ready repositories for his hateful spews directed at President Donald Trump. Having an “R” after his name, no matter how misplaced the designation is, makes him a valuable tool in their ongoing scheme to denigrate and destabilize the president.

Flake is noted for flashing his inappropriately placed grin, ever mindful of giving his capped teeth a workout. His bleach-streaked hair is receding, but stiffly coiffed. Lies flow out of his mouth with the same intensity as a spewing, fiery, lava eruption.

His latest assault follows President Trump’s comments at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Flake took to the senate floor declaring Trump’s remarks verged on treason. “The president let down the free world by giving aid and comfort to an enemy of democracy,” he said. “In so doing, he dimmed the light of freedom ever so slightly in our own country.” Though not explicitly calling the president a traitor, his intent was clear, since Article III, Sec. 3 of the U.S. Constitution says treason consists of giving “aid and comfort” to America’s enemies.’

Was it traitorous when Flake accompanied then-President Barack Obama to grovel at the feet of Raul Castro, Cuba’s communist dictator? Where were the aggrieved pundits then?

Flake, whose most significant job before feeding at the public trough was in the 1990s when he and his wife lived in the African nation of Namibia, as he worked as a registered foreign agent, opening D.C. doors for Rossing Uranium, a mining company that is among the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —- and partially owned by Iran. National Journal’s exposé during his initial congressional campaign stated, “Flake’s little-known time in the influence industry stands in contrast to his carefully cultivated image as a Washington outsider.”

Now as his congressional career screeches to a halt, he devotes his time to joining with the Trump-hating Democrats. The latest Rasmussen polling shows Congress holds a 15% approval rating. President Trump polls at 44%, with 31% strongly approving of his performance.

Those crickets you hear chirping? That’s the sound emanating from AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines, refusing once again to rein in the party’s embarrassment. Flake’s despicable antics are particularly damaging to Republican candidates approaching the upcoming elections. They also insult Republican voters —  nationwide. Lines apparently doesn’t care.


Obvious cracks in AZ Corp. Com. candidate Glassman

July 15, 2018

Rodney Glassman is a ‘Class A’ phony who should not be trusted with a seat on the Corporation Commission which sets rates on AZ’s public utilities 

Rodney Glassman is determined to tell to Arizona voters he’s the “conservative” running for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission. His signs are emblazoned with the word and his auto dialers blithely toss it around as an identifier. But the Democrat who opportunistically switches political parties with the same ease the rest of us change our underwear, has shown himself as a facile master of chicanery, who blithely places expediency above principle.

With chutzpah oozing from every pore, Glassman submitted a commentary to the Scottsdale Independent, in which he grandly announces,  “There’s a crisis of integrity at the Arizona Corporation Commission…”  That this man, who doesn’t know the meaning of the word, uses it glibly to define others is preposterous.

SRAZ wrote this revealing post about Glassman, March 16, 2918, titled, “Opportunist ex-Dem Glassman now GOP Corp. Com. Candidate.” It includes a link to the stellar expose of Glassman by investigative reporter Linda Bentley writing for the conservative Sonoran News. She exposed Glassman in this June 2017 report:Recycled Democrat Rodney Glassman running as Republican for ACC.

Bentley wrote, “Hailing as a progressive Democrat at the time, Glassman was a former legislative aide for U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a far-left Democrat and advocate of open borders with Mexico.” Seeing Red AZ posted about Grijalva settling a $48,395 “severance package” in 2015 with one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming he was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment.

Perennial candidate Glassman has previously declared, that if elected, he would model his service after Grijalva, who called for an economic boycott of Arizona in protest of SB1070, which passed in 2010 and required police to determine the immigration status of someone arrested or detained when there is reasonable suspicion they are illegally present in the country. That most hotly contested provision of the law was subsequently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Adding to the collection of Glassman exposes is this latest one, “Rodney the Ungood,” by Joel Feinman, a Tucson criminal defense attorney who teaches justice studies at the UofA. Feinman’s article appeared in the June 10, edition of the Pima Liberator. Each of the reports are chock full of information about the smarmy Rodney Glassman.

Most shocking is the con he has pulled on elected Republicans— all of whom should know better — yet have endorsed this political opportunist, who has shown himself to be totally devoid of principles.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a Republican, whose name is now missing from the endorsement list, is inexplicably still listed on filing documents as Glassman’s campaign chairman.

The actual conservative candidate in the race is Jim O’Connor. Check out his website by clicking on his name.


NEA educrats give kneeling Kaepernick civic award

July 6, 2018

Highest earning AZ taxpayers get shafted by teachers’ union honoring football anthem protester

Upon reflection, what appears at first glance to be a bizarre news item is actually par for the course. The course being the leftist National Education Association (NEA). The teachers’ organization has awarded Colin Kaepernick a human and civil rights award.

Kaepernick, who refused to stand during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem, was given the NEA’s President’s Award in recognition of “his work to fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism” through his ‘Know Your Rights Camp.’

“The human and civil rights champions we honor tonight are the epitome of the fierce urgency of now, that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about in his ‘I Have a Dream speech,'” opined NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “Through their deeds and actions, they have demonstrated remarkable courage and conviction to stand up for racial and social justice. They have shown an unrelenting resolve and ferocity to make a real difference for public education, students and our nation’s future. They are shining examples of social justice activism, fighting against injustices every day, and making sure that our great nation lives up to its promise.”‘

Read the NEA tweet here, Then as you remind yourself about the harsh realities of the National Educational Association, remember that these are the people who spend more time with America’s children than most parents do. Propaganda works, as evidenced by the millennium turnout for Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

In pressing her leftwing agenda of ferocious separatism, Eskelsen García seems to have forgotten the words of Dr. King that still resound in the speech she alludes to.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Kaepernick disrespects the flag and anthem that represent our county and afforded him the opportunity to earn what most of us can only dream about.

And here in Arizona the #RedsforEd teachers who walked out on the state’s over 800,000 public school students for a week, breaking their contractual agreements, have submitted in excess of the 150,642 required petition signatures for #InvestinEd, their Marxist-based class warfare initiative, qualifying for the General Election ballot. The astronomical taxes imposed by the irrevocable Constitutional Amendment would impact those who already pay the highest tax rates and are job creators. But the extortionist educrats, not content with the 20% pay hike Gov. Ducey generously doled out— “without raising taxes” — he claims, still want more.

When the words “getting more money into the classroom,” are uttered by the teachers who work on average 8 1/2 months a year, remember that 60% of the new funds extracted by an in-perpetuity tax, would go toward teacher salaries. That’s In addition to the 20% pay increases gifted to the striking teachers by Ducey.

They should have been fired, as President Reagan did with the striking unionist air traffic controllers. The earth didn’t stop rotating on is axis, supervisors filled in, new controllers were hired, and flights resumed.

This brief video is nearly a decade old, but listen to the words of then-NEA legal counsel Bob Chanin as he admits what is first and foremost on the teacher’s agenda. It’s not the students. (This video link replaces the non-functioning one previously here, most likely removed from YouTube by the NEA.)


As if you need more reasons to ditch the Arizona Republic

June 28, 2018

It’s no secret the Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic is a leftist propaganda machine disseminating skewed news. It spews anti-Trump venom every day. Today’s edition is a indisputable example of the far left bias it promulgates masquerading as news.

Front page:

A report headlined, “First Lady expected to visit Tucson today.” It relates that the information they report about her expected visit was provided by an “unnamed source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to disclose information about the First Lady’s itinerary.” Mrs. Trump’s spokeswomen declined to provide specifies about a trip. Given the outbreaks of vicious confrontations of cabinet members and Republican elected officials, being verbally assaulted and threatened by mobs of recruited liberals, and threats lodged against member of the First Family and their children, this is the pinnacle of reckless reporting.

Inside Pages:

“Official: Migrant families won’t reunite while parent in custody.”

This separation policy escalated under Barack Obama, but you’d never know that reading the local newspaper. American citizens who are incarcerated for crimes are not reunited with their families, either. This manufactured story of children wrested from the arms of adoring parents has been used by the liberal media to inflame.  Many of the children who have arrived were with unrelated individuals or traveling alone, subject to criminal exploitation. The photo-shopped Time magazine cover depicting a sobbing 2-year-old girl being glared down upon by President Trump, carrying the title, “Welcome to America,” was later revealed by her father to be bogus. Her mother, who left other children in Honduras, was within eyeshot of the child.

E.J. Montini’s deceitful and intended to inflame column bears the headline, “Travel ban is a Muslim ban — so why lie about it?”

Lead editorial:

Fearful of another Republican being appointed to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Reagan appointee who at 82 announced his retirement Wednesday, today’s editorial is headlined, “Why Democrats must win the senate.”

 Editorial cartoon:

A grotesque depiction of President Trump, sporting a pig snout and ears, wearing lipstick, with his teeth spelling the words “National Security” while his jacket lapel has the words, “Total and complete Muslim ban” scribbled in red lipstick.

This deceit passing as journalism is what a newspaper subscription supports.

But there is good news in the Business Section report. Gannett, the parent company of the Arizona Republic, is selling the building and parking garage to an as yet undisclosed buyer at a still undisclosed price. The failing newspaper will still occupy offices in the building where it has been housed for decades, leasing back it’s formerly owned space.  Imagine the dire circumstances that would force a family to engage in such a deal with their home.