Phx. Mayor election choices: Which leftie?

February 18, 2019

Seeing Red AZ has been exposing the leftists running the city of Phoenix for years. Their incestuous inbreeding has promoted city council members to mayors. From there they don’t remain static. We now have one of them — Greg Stanton — representing AZ Congressional District 9 — in Washington D.C.

Behind this clique are the unions, most notably the Phoenix Firefighters.  We exposed the deceptive shenanigans before the 2011 city primary election.  It’s worth reviewing, since we are now facing another election for mayor of Phoenix.

The March 12, 2019 “Special Election” is a runoff between two Democrats, though the city attempts to neuter the party affiliation of the council and mayor, under the pretense of them all being “non-partisan.” Kate Gallego and Danny Valenzuela are the leftist choices we have. Bad or worse, the undeniable fact is, one of them will win. The election is to fill the vacancy created when Greg Stanton abandoned the mayor’s seat to campaign for the CD 9 congressional seat previously occupied by radical Kyrsten Sinema, now a U.S. Senator.

Gallego had a 19-point lead over Valenzuela in the November General Election but didn’t secure the required 50-percent-plus-one vote required to win —- necessitating a runoff. In this charade of musical chairs, regardless of who wins, the people of Phoenix lose.

Partisanship is actually the engine that drives this rickety train. The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper is now screeching that a proposed statewide ban on taxing food would cause cities to lose $115 million. This overreach had its 2010 impetus in Phoenix under then-Mayor Philly Gordon and was imposed as the City of Phoenix paid $14.3 million to 6,989 employees in unconscionableretention bonuses,” spending $2 million more than the food tax would have brought in that fiscal year.

Unconscionably taxing food, the most basic necessity for survival, is not outside of the realm of reasonableness to leftists.

A basic rule of thumb when looking at candidates is to check their endorsements, which go right to the core of who they are. In the case of Gallego and Valenzuela both lists are disturbing. As supposed “non-partisans” they claim to represent us all, but their endorsements are more truthful than either candidate. There are a couple of Republicrats on Valenzuela’s list. One, after years of threatening to do so, Grant Woods has recently re-registered as a Democrat. Both candidates are supported by partisan unions, including the ones representing the striking teachers who used thuggish tactics that should have gotten them fired, but instead secured a 20% raise appropriated by Gov. Ducey from our pockets, incorporating a new “fee” which he claims is not a tax.

Going strictly on the two candidate’s credentials, Kate Gallego is most impressive. She earned a degree from Harvard and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Valenzuela, a former firefighter union leader cites his humble beginnings as his chief qualification. Among his endorsers are McCain insiders Robert Delgado and Doug Yonko, both honchos in Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship empire.

Moses Sanchez, an impressive political newcomer who ran as a Republican, pledged to create a more transparent City Hall, not take a city pension or use the office as a political stepping stone. He lost in the Primary Election.

City of Phoenix elections traditionally generate low voter turnout. City employees, bonded to the status quo, and numerous unions, including teachers, firefighters and police, turn out to ensure the blue city in a red state, stays a deep cobalt. 

The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, editorially states, it “likes both candidates.” that was followed by another endorsing Kate Gallego, which raises the suspicion antenna on those looking for clues in addition to the candidate’s endorsement pages. If they actually want her to win, the newspaper, describing her in the second sentence as “a single mom of a bi-racial toddler,” should have stayed out of the endorsement business. It unconscionably remained silent when she was the subject of despicable race-baiting as she ran for the Phoenix City Council in 2013. The failing newspaper’s support is like octopus ink, a poisonous fluid discoloring the surroundings, filled with mucus and emitted through its rear end. No kidding.

Early ballots have been mailed for the March 12th election

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AZ Republic’s desperation: Meds might help

February 12, 2019

As Republicans, it’s no secret we are in the crosshairs of the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-despising Arizona Republic newspaper. As conservatives and supporters of President Trump, the editorial content and columnists’ vile disgorge make it clear they wish we’d all take a hike from which we’d never return. In the end, it was the newspaper’s left-wing Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Steve Benson who was recently given his walking papers, by parent Gannett Co. Inc. Benson was a victim of declining circulation, making him no longer affordable.

Gannett, which also publishes USA Today has been targeted for a buyout bid from a media group with a history of taking over struggling newspapers and slashing jobs, desperate actions the newspaper has already been engaging in as it tries to stay afloat.

Referring to the Arizona Republic as “struggling newspaper” is understatement. Monday’s edition is a case in point. With six pages, the Sports Section — which oddly includes obits — was the weightier portion of the entire anorexic edition. Two additional pages delivered syndicated comics, puzzles and movie listings. Three-and-a-half others touched on local and national news, radical opinions and nearly full-page local and national weather reports supplied through a paid service. USA Today, an insert originally intended to provide heft, was reduced to a single page. During campaign season, the editorial board of the newspaper, which originally debuted as The Arizona Republican, reliably endorses extreme leftists. There is no op-ed page featuring conservative writers. Its latest gambit is to veer remaining readers away from the more expensive, hard copy, home delivery. This desperate attempt is a recent example: “5 benefits of an azcentral.com digital subscription.”

The madness knows no bounds. Editorial page editor Phil Boas oversaw the relentless attacks that took 6-term elected Sheriff Joe Arpaio — his own father-in-law — out of office.

But, there is something new. Tucked in among arthritis clinics promising relief from joint, knee or back pain, multiple full page ads for hearing aids and a Snowbird Extravaganza aimed at the aging demographic that still read the leftward skew — are a new breed of ads. They promise renewed vitality. One, a half-pager minces no words, headlining, “Return of Youthful Sexual Feelings Delighting Couples of All Ages.” Another, in a pre-Valentine mode screams out in all caps, “SHOW YOUR SWEETHEART THAT YOU CARE.”

The failing newspaper might do well take its own advice and try some revitalizing meds. Another bit of advice: Stop insulting your few remaining readers by force feeding them the benefits of the illegal invasion on our southern border. It might make you feel good in the short term, but the lasting effects are the precursor to doom.


More deceit spews forth at the AZ Republic

February 4, 2019

All you need to know about the far left bent of the Arizona Republic newspaper is contained in the brief and erroneous description of the Southern Poverty Law Center in an article about Democrat U. S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, (CD-7) who claims his home was targeted by Patriot Movement Arizona.

Members of the group posted images of Gallego’s digs on Twitter (since removed), along with messages calling out his raw hypocrisy for opposing a border wall while living in a walled and gated community himself.

The group was correct in describing Gallego’s nearly 4,000 sq. ft. residence, with spectacular views of South Mountain, as being in a gated community.

The spectacular deception in the newspaper report described the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), as “a group that monitors extremist and hate groups,” writing the posts targeting Gallego appeared to be part of coordinated protests at the homes and residences of other Democrat politicians.

Where was the outrage when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife were met by screeching mobs outside their home? White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders and her family were forced out of a restaurant as were Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and her husband and others, by those who were encouraged to use violent tactics by Democrat U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters.

In truth, the Southern Poverty Law Center is, itself. a notorious hate group — and a well funded one, at that.

Interestingly, the SPLC has invested nearly 20 percent, or $69 million, of its $320 million endowment in offshore equity funds and other investments, according to its 2016 annual report. Christian conservative Family Research Council is prominently displayed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Map,” but not the violent left-wing extremist group Antifa.

This informative report  by Truth Revolt provides an excellent exposé of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Using the fraudulent motto, “Fighting Hate, Teaching Tolerance, Seeking Justice,” SPLC is an incredibly well-funded group engaged in  deceptive practices. On its website‘s “Hate Map” the Trump administration is singled out as fomenting hatred. An ongoing report titled, “Hate in the White House,” will give you an idea of the anti-Trump, hateful spew emanating from SPLC.

If it weren’t on life support and relying on ASU Cronkite School student interns to report, even the leftist Arizona Republic might be ashamed to mischaracterize the real hate mongers as those benignly seeking honesty. Nothing could be further from the truth.


$$ sweetens the pot: Adams returns to Ducey

January 24, 2019

Kirk Adams, who resigned as Gov. Doug Ducey’s chief of staff last month, has mysteriously returned before Ducey’s sweet tweet welcoming replacement Daniel Scarpinato, the Guv’s former spokesperson, was fully digested.

Adams, previously a state legislator earning $24,000, was paid just fifty bucks short of $170,000 a year at the time of his abrupt departure from the ninth floor perch. His latest salary hasn’t been fully disclosed, other than the report from Ducey’s current spokesman Patrick Ptak that Adams will be compensated an additional $1500 a month to “cover expenses.” When he resigned Adams, a failed 2012 congressional candidate, said he was “looking forward to new opportunities outside of state government.”

Obviously those “opportunities” never materialized.

The local newspaper’s none-too-bright Elvia Diaz opined that “it was no coincidence that Gov. Doug Ducey’s loyal chief of staff resigned just after Ducey handily won re-election.” In her convoluted thinking, Ducey would appoint Adams to replace Jon Kyl, who agreed to temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant after John McCain‘s numerous funerals. Then the dutiful Adams would subserviently act as a placeholder until Ducey completed his final term and compliantly step down.  Diaz actually called Adams “Ducey’s golden ticket.”

She clearly has no sense. No one is that loyal…especially Kirk Adams.


Odd border comparisons underscore news dishonesty

December 27, 2018

“Mormon migration” was never illegal. LDS settlers were American citizens

The local newspaper is up to its trickery again. This one is so bizarre readers can be excused for wondering when the punch line was coming, thinking it was a gag —- as in funny story, not retch. April is months away, but this could have passed as the intro to an April Fools’ joke.

The Arizona Republic is simply reprising its old antics, but with a new twist. The difference between illegal aliens invading and Americans relocating is clear.

Reporter Dustin Gardiner begins his article about a proposed bell monument with these words:

Tens of thousands of Arizonans trace their roots in the state back to a mass migration of Mormon settlers, who made a harrowing journey from Utah over a century ago.

They walked hundreds of miles, through rugged desert and winding red-rock canyons. The most perilous portion of the journey came when they crossed the Colorado River, then a raging force without dams. At Lees Ferry, the only safe crossing between Utah and Arizona for hundreds of miles, they ferried or floated countless wagons and livestock across the untamed river.

They made the fraught journey in search of fertile farmland and new opportunity, directed by leader Brigham Young. Many had already fled religious persecution in the Midwestern United States. Today, the legacy of that migration can be seen throughout eastern and southern Arizona, where they established communities like Mesa, Gilbert, Safford and Snowflake.

It’s the sixth paragraph where the bell, being considered for a state monument, is described as being used at the Lee’s Ferry schoolhouse.

The obvious scheme is to entice readers to make the comparison to thousands of Guatemalans, Hondurans, and El Salvadorans caravanning from Central American through Mexico to breach the U.S. border, waving flags of their native countries and hurling rocks and bottles at ICE border agents as they stampede our border. Make no mistake, the magnet is birthright citizenship.

Drawing parallels between Mormon settlers and illegal aliens is the driving farce of this force — not a typo. The Mormons were Americans. There is a vast difference between invaders and Americans moving from one place to another. Facilitating moves within your own nation is how the Schoen family who founded the U-Haul trailer and truck rental empire became billionaires.

It’s easy to envision members of the open borders editorial board thinking this comparison was nothing short of sheer brilliance, especially on the heels of U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez’ (D-IL) sneering rant (brief video) comparing the birth of the Christ child to illegals, though he admittedly had his facts skewed. He then rudely walked out of the hearing before the response from U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.

The AZ Republic, which inventively used the word “seekers” in place of the overused and erroneous “migrant,” in a recent front page headline, gets it wrong again.


Kyrsten Sinematic theatre of the absurd

December 26, 2018

AZ Republic dubs Kyrsten Sinema “Arizonan of the Year’

Count on this recent edition of Sinematic thrall becoming the absurd norm: Accompanied by a nearly full page illustration and a headline blasting, “She’s a real trailblazer,” is the newspaper’s choice for ‘Arizonan of the Year.’ There is entire jump page, replete with more oversize photos, extolling the virtues of former Green Party candidate, foul-mouthed, self acknowledged Socialist with Commie ties, bisexual atheist and practiced liar Kyrsten Sinema — who heaped praise on John McCain to win over Arizona newcomers and less knowledgeable residents who bought into his self aggrandized history. Every vote counts, regardless of the deception used to gain them.

Sinema’s the author of “Unite and Conquer” which details her endorsement of the use of deceptive techniques to reach victory:

“Universal” sounds socialist, so say “affordable healthcare” I’ve become a huge fan of research. It’s helped me as a candidate learn to talk in ways that voters can understand. For example, I used to say that I wanted universal health-care coverage in Arizona, which went over like a ton of bricks. Turns out, Arizonans hear the word “universal” and think “socialism”–or “pinko commie.” But when I say that I want all Arizonans to have access to affordable, quality health care, Arizonans agree wholeheartedly. Same basic idea, different language. Research is what teaches us these differences so that we can relate to voters in ways that are authentic and meaningful for them.” (Source: Unite and Conquer, by Kyrsten Sinema, p.166-167 , Jul 1, 2009)

The foreword was written by her onetime gal pal and radical leftist Janet Napolitano.  The newspaper characterizes the book with these words: “If she continues to follow her own advice, Sinema could be the tonic for what ails America’s body politic.”

Close your mouth.  You might catch a fly!

The aptly nicknamed AZ Repukelick obviously was just revving up with its Hillary endorsement.  It devotedly went to the pre-election mat for Sinema. Nothing she has said or done mattered. The far left extremist concealed her radical and anti-Semitic past, magically transformed herself into a slimmed-down, soft-spoken, stylishly blonde aisle-crosser who deliberately hid her party affiliation and “just wants to get things done.” Her crude language currently in cold storage, Sinema is now suddenly transmogrified into an esteemed Democrat U.S. Senator representing Arizona. The newspaper, subtly acknowledging her propensity for deceit…redefines her as  “reflect[ing] the brand of 100 percent Arizona individualism,” ranking her along with other less than straight shooters, from Republicrats McCain, Sandra O’Connor and yes, Barry Goldwater to leftists Cesar Chavez and Mo Udall.

The AZ Republic is in orgasmic throes at the prospect of Sinema as a U.S. Senator. It even simultaneously published a vicious Benson cartoon mocking far more accomplished Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, recently appointed to the other senate seat, to accompany the Sinematic epic.

The bizarre editorial concludes with this bit of asininity as it calls her brand of politics “revolutionary… representing a refreshing, badly needed change”:

As a senator, she’ll have the biggest stage of her political career. She’ll have the task of delivering political clout to Arizona, which has lost the senatorial longevity and gravitas of McCain and Jeff Flake. We don’t think Sinema will have any trouble making her mark with the kind of flair and substance that reflects well on Arizona – a state with a history of producing impressive public figures who write their own stories.

This April 2, 2017 post will assist our readers more fully understand the increasing intensity of the reporting distortions and psychotic duplicity that drives the failing, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper.


Dead child at border: Facts can’t compete with agenda

December 17, 2018

If you’re among the dwindling number of Arizonans who still read the Arizona Republic newspaper and its USA Today insert, yet possess an above room temperature IQ, you should understand that you’re routinely being fed skewed news.

A prime example is the story that’s been garnering a lot of media attention. It relates to the unfortunate death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl illegally crossing the border with her father. According to the newspaper account the child was all but killed by agents who deprived her of food and water during their 8 hours in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody.

It’s a horrific report, to be sure, but one that begs for a closer evaluation since it turns out the girl’s father disputes the “facts” in the account, saying he had “no complaints” about the treatment she received.

He says both he and his child were given food and water.  The media say she died of dehydration. Who to believe…the child’s father or illegal advocates with an open border agenda?

How dare we expect our borders to be respected? Attempting to maintain safety and national security for our own citizens reeks of bigotry, according to the illegals who so love the USA, they hurl rocks and bottles at the agents, as they simultaneously wave the flags of the countries they so desire to leave.

It’s long past time to address the facts: The burden associated with the illegal invasion shouldered by American taxpayers is astronomical — $116 billion annually according to this 2017 report. The Center for Immigration Studies reports Non-citizens commit a disproportionate share of federal crimes.

Additionally, the issue of Birthright Citizenship, which many Constitutional scholars believe is a misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, needs to be revisited. It was originally put into place immediately following the Civil War to rightfully provide U.S. citizenship to the American-born children of African-born slaves. Besides now granting citizenship to children born to illegal parents, it under-girds a lucrative industry known as “birth tourism.”  Seeing Red AZ addressed this problem beginning in 2010:

Aug. 9, 2010: Anchor babies and “birth tourism” making the news

April 21, 2011: Birthright citizenship? Increasing opposition seen

Feb. 2, 2013: Illegal immigration: The missing components