Dying AZ Republic continues to insult readers

November 13, 2017

Over the years, we’ve written about the failing, intelligence-insulting local newspaper. On this lovely autumn morning when many of us might be inclined to forgive many overreaches, let us remind you why the Hillary-endorsing, amnesty-supporting rag is not worth your time or money.

Today’s edition contains only three + pages of opinion passing itself off as news. These efforts are  tucked in among multiple full page ads for hearing aids, along with knee braces and dentures for its aged reader demographic. AP and USA Today handle whatever “heavy lifting” there is. The lone columnist quotes Democrat strategists who are putting together a ballot initiative which would be a constitutional amendment to limit free speech in elections. Her effort is titled, “Want to find out who is buying our elections?”

The editorial by Linda Valdez’ encroaching replacement Elvia Diaz is headlined, “Will love for Mexico save NAFTA.” It is on the same page masquerading as “Opinions” that headlines, “Republican Party of louts and dunces.”

There is a total of four lockstep letters to the editor, under an anti-Republican cartoon, most often Trump-thumping. They are titled: “Failing again to understand supporters of Donald Trump,” followed by “Arizona is fortunate to have men like Jeff Flake and John McCain.” Next contains a threat to conservative Arizona U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs and Trent Franks, titled, “We will remember the Republicans who turned on Robert Mueller.” The final letter compliments the newspaper’s publisher on her editorial intended to remove a GOP state lawmaker.

As usual, there is a front page box inviting remaining readers to “Go deeper with digital.” The newspaper, which often repeats the same article twice in a single edition, uses ASU Cronkite student reporters and lacks editors. Most of its seasoned reporters took the desperation buy-out offers and left a few years ago.  It can no longer continue to stay afloat buying newsprint and ink while keeping what’s left of home deliveries and drop-offs at convenience marts.

The Daily Insult’s only immediate path to survival is going entirely online where it will compete with multitudes of more reliable news sources and eventually turn up its toes. The left-wing Arizona Republic, which actually referred to itself as conservative when endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, has written its own obituary.

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US Rep. Andy Biggs recipient of insults — hurled by a jerk

November 9, 2017

Leftist columnist E.J. Montini can’t handle a principled stance 

Those who still read the Arizona Republic are all too aware of its descent into oblivion. Content is flimsy, engineered to appeal to the casual reader seeking entertainment and dining reviews who definitely doesn’t want to be taxed with major issues or the seniors who are the target of the multiple full page hearing aid ads or retirement community inducements. Local news is frequently written by ASU’s Cronkite journalism students who obviously need another semester or two under their belts. National events are filtered through the liberal lens of Associated Press. International issues appear in the USA Today insert. The Hillary-endorsing newspaper’s stock in trade has been its unswerving dedication to battering former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and President Trump.  The overarching policy is amnesty for illegals.

When an issue tugs at its leftwingism, out comes the multifaceted, in-tandem grinding machine including contrived reports, columnists, the cartoonist and the trusty fallback, the editorial page to inflict punishment on the offender.

Now there is a new target. U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs. Prior to being elected to congress in 2016, Biggs represented state Legislative District 22 — running unopposed —- and served as President of the Arizona Senate. Besides being a genuinely decent man, he’s bright. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies, he earned a Master’s degree in political Science, holds a Juris Doctorate, and was licensed to practice in three states before retiring from the practice of law to concentrate on politics. He and his wife have six children.

So what causes him to be the recipient of slings and arrows and held in enough contempt by a marginal, left-wing Republic columnist to be called a “toady” and a “loser“?

Biggs is a principled, conservative. He is also a first-term member of congress.  It’s clear the newspaper thinks it has a better shot at replacing him with a Democrat than more deeply entrenched AZ Congressman Trent Franks (R-CD8), leading to this opening salvo.

According to scrawny liberal columnist E..J. Montini, Biggs has crossed the line in joining with other Congressmen in calling on former FBI director Robert Mueller to acknowledge his obvious conflicts of interest and step down as special counsel in what has become known as the Russian probe.  As FBI director in 2010, Mueller bungled an investigation into Russian bribery and extortion resulting in a deal to purchase 0ne-fifth of the U.S. uranium resources, known as the Uranium One Deal. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was complicit in approving the nefarious deal. The Obama administration Justice Department sat on information for four years and silenced a whistle-blower who tried to alert Congress to the questionable activity.

Montini’s “loser” description is his attempt at sarcasm stemming from the fact that Biggs once won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes, but is a political loser for challenging the integrity of an Obama administration official.


D.R.E.A.M. Act morphs into dreamy amnesty, Part II

November 8, 2017

Illegal’s impossible to verify claims set stage for nightmare rather than dream

If you’re looking for support of amnesty or full-blown citizenship for illegal aliens who have invaded the United States, The Periódico de la República de Arizona (AZ Republic newspaper) never disappoints. The editorial board would feature this issue on a daily basis if other national and local priorities didn’t occasionally raise their pesky heads.

The most recent foray comes packaged as a demand to congress. “Enough politics. Pass the Dream Act now.” The only item missing is a declarative exclamation point. Let’s begin with the soft word “Dream” contrived to induce warm sympathetic responses to what is now estimated to be about a million illegals claiming they were brought here as young children by their invader parents.  There is no way to accurately verify their claims. The Dream Act is toothless and requires incomprehensible naiveté on the part of those being asked to condone its provisions.

There is no need for SRAZ to reinvent the wheel where this Democrat Party expansion lunacy is concerned. For the best response, we’re reprising a previous post written after the Nov. 2016 presidential election, but prior to Donald Trump‘s inauguration. Please  reacquaint yourself with these truths:

Once upon a time — in 2001 — we first heard of something known as the D.R.E.A.M. Act. The acronym stood for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. It was introduced as S.1291. The 2002 bill was drafted before the speech police ruled the words “illegal” and “alien” unacceptable, so they were used extensively throughout the bill.

The D.R.E.A.M. Act was a liberal dream come true, a warm and fuzzy piece of legislation lacking any means of verification while permanently swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party.

Those applying for the gift of U.S. citizenship need only affirm they were 16 years of age or younger when they initially entered the United States and are currently 35 years of age or younger. They have to declare that they have been persons of good moral character since initially being brought to the U.S. as children by their parents — illegally. Verifying how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last year at age 34 is impossible to substantiate.

Along the way those hoping to access the overly generous provisions of the D.R.E.A.M. Act, simply became known by the sympathy provoking term, “Dreamers.” They are no longer “alien minors,” but merely those requiring compassion. There are consequences to this massive scale manipulation and the victims are not the illegals, but our own American citizen children.

The so-called “Dreamers” represent a dual assault on law-abiding, taxpaying American citizens and legal immigrants, since public universities grant illegals in-state tuition. American parents who send their children to out-of-state colleges have to pay higher tuition than illegals.

Most importantly, this scam results in illegals taking the limited number of spaces available for students at public universities, crowding out deserving American students and eventually competing with them in the job market.

Any illegal who claims they entered the U.S. before they were 16 years old and have lived here for at least five years can gain legal residence and ultimately citizenship merely by graduating high school, attending two years of college or entering the military. But even those requirements can be waived if they would cause “hardship.”

The biggest winners of this reckless lunacy will be the millions of illegals whose status is legitimized, and universities striving to enhance their numbers of Hispanic undergrads to 25 percent in order to qualify for a $1 billion fund set up by the Department of Education forHispanic Serving Institutions.” Over a dozen Arizona schools are on the notorious list.

President-elect Donald Trump has stated he will terminate DACA, (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an executive action signed into law by Obama in 2012. It provides an exemption from deportation and a renewable two-year work permit. 

Let’s be clear. ‘Dreamers’ are dreaming of one thing: Stealth Amnesty. They are being aided and abetted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the Phoenix Union High School District, funded by citizen’s tax dollars while creating impediments to our own kids.


Irrelevant McCain and Flake consume AZ Republic

October 30, 2017

Absurdity comes on fleet foot from local newspaper

 The Arizona Republic is suffering. The throes of despair are more evident with each passing day.  And the cause of this anguish? Two irrelevant Republicrat senators: John McCain and Jeff Flake.

Dan Nowicki, the senator’s assigned sycophantic reporter is so distraught at the thought of their imminent departures, he’s been reduced to writing gibberish — aided by columnists— sappy Laurie Roberts and toothless pit bull E.J. Montini. It‘s a pitiful sight to behold as his job security hinged on two political contrarians, slips beyond his grasp.

 As an example of Nowicki’s predicament, Sunday’s front page carried the headline, “Mavericks Unleashed,” which concludes that now freed from pre-election fundraising and the pressure to sound rational, lame duck Flake and his seriously ill mentor McCain are unconstrained in spewing their ire at President Trump.  A literal translation of the scenario is the duo no longer has to lie in order to soothe the ire of the irate conservative base within the Arizona Republican Party. Flake, who realized he was in a losing battle against principled conservative challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, opted out of his 2018 reelection to avoid a humiliating defeat, not due to his non-complicity with President Trump. This is all facile fakery to allow him to leave on a higher note than being unceremoniously kicked to the curb.

These are the hard facts: Flake has never been popular, winning the open senate seat in 2012 by just 3 points, despite diligent efforts by retiring Sen. Jon Kyl and John McCain. Trump carried Arizona by nearly 20 points in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. In the General Election Trump captured all 11 electoral votes.

 The same edition of the beleaguered newspaper runs what is likely a first, as editorials go. Attributed to the entire editorial board, (do they take turns writing sentences? Is Tucson resident Linda Valdez hooked up via a conference call?)  it is two pages in length, topped with an oversize full color photo of the new hero of the left, Jeff Flake, absurdly titled, “In Flake’s speech, a flash of hope.”  That was after Flake referred to himself as “a globalist,” cast in the image of billionaire Socialist George Soros.

In a fit of pomposity while editorially standing in for Flake, the Republic calls on Americans, not only Arizonans, to reject the President of the United States, but also to reject what they refer to as “Trump making the offensive seem commonplace.”

This is the same Hillary Clinton endorsing newspaper that uses Cronkite students who write news reports that foolishly resemble Snoopy’s “it was a dark and stormy night novellas. The same newspaper that headlines news reports with the slippery words, “May,” “Could,” and “Might” exemplified by this Page One article titled, “Money for kid’s health care may run out in weeks.” That money also may not run out — making the report pointless. Slippery, non-definitive words and editorials passing as news have become the Arizona Republics stock in trade. 

Can those in charge of disgorging bile and fake news actually harbor realistic expectations that they sway any votes?  When elections roll around, fewer of the newspaper’s endorsed candidates win.  Scandal-plagued Hillary is an outstanding example as the Republic, referring to itself as “conservative,” opined, “Her flaws pale in comparison“ to Trump‘s.

An Arizona Republic endorsement has become the kiss of death principled candidates run from. 


A new tough guy Dem for the AZ Republic to endorse

October 27, 2017

Redeem Green Robinson has got a lot on his plate. The 28-year-old Democrat is a candidate for the state Senate in Legislative District 30 in the 2018 Primary Election.  He’s also charged with assault and criminal damage originating from a fight earlier this year with his now former-girlfriend.

During the 2016 election cycle, Paul Penzone, who had previously roughed up his then-wife, won the Arizona Republic’s endorsement for Maricopa County Sheriff.  Incumbent Sheriff Joe Arpaio, happily married to his wife Ava for six decades was on the newspaper’s hit list, taking slings and arrows on a daily basis for enforcing the law. Popular Arpaio was elected to an unprecedented 6-four-year terms.

The Arizona Republic endorsed Penzone, whose campaign was funded by open borders globalist George Soros who funneled $2 million to Penzone. It didn’t hurt that Penzone, using the strings-attached-cash, bought full page ads in the failing Republic where the bottom line matters more than integrity. Soon after Penzone was elected, he showed his gratitude to billionaire Soros by referring to illegal aliens as “guests.”


Tainting Trump with Russian collusion traced to Hillary, DNC, McCain

October 26, 2017

John McCain hand-carried dossier to FBI intending to destroy Trump

 It must be excruciatingly painful for the liberal Washington Post, long considered an arm of the Democrat Party, to have to report the facts about the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee collusion in paying for false allegations against Donald Trump while repeatedly linking his campaign to Russian spies. It was all bogus, as he has been saying for well over a year.

What is contained in the Washington Post’s revealing report rivals any John le Carré spy fiction. The difference is, the Democrats and their operatives are willing to sacrifice the well-being of the United States and our election process in order to not only win, but also permanently disable any political challenger who keeps his promises and believes in the greatness of America.

The WaPo’s must read article is titled, “Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier.”

And that dossier filled with contrived smut? it was none other than Trump-hating John McCain, consumed with jealous rage that Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office and he never will, who hand-carried the bogus documents to then-FBI director James Comey.

The same Director Comey who casually cleared Hillary Clinton of all charges pending against her.

In Jeff Flake’s recent declaration that he won’t seek reelection, he places the blame at the feet of President Trump — not his own abysmal 18% approval rating —saying he “won’t be complicit,” with the current path of the Republican Party.

Today’s  Arizona Republic editorial, written by Elvia Diaz, the heiress apparent to aging left-winger Linda Valdez, refers to those who support the senate candidacy of Dr. Kelli Ward, as “her ilk.”

The words are obviously not intended as a compliment to conservatives, but we’ll gladly take them. Who would want to be called a Democrat in today’s world?

Emmy award winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson reveals the truth about baseless Democrat claims of “treasonous Russian collusion” repeatedly lodged against President Trump.


Flake’s a loser: Time to diminish conservative Ward

October 23, 2017

Fish wrap back to trying to slay conservative candidates

The Arizona Republic is in the throes of political agony. Its two venerated RINOcrat senators are in trouble. “Thumbs down” McCain, 81, who deliberately sabotaged President Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, is seriously ill. Jeff Flake is reaping what he has sown in denigrating President Trump, and is failing in the polls.

Flake, running for a second 6-year senate term in 2018, is struggling to  keep his head above water. Writing an ill-timed, anti-Trump booklet has not endeared him to Republicans in a state that gave Trump all 11 of its electoral votes.

 Enter Dan Nowicki, McCain’s sycophantic reporter employed by the Hillary-endorsing  newspaper.  Rather than reporting accurately about  conservative challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, who just this past week had a thunderous campaign kickoff featuring conservative icon Laura Ingraham and executive chairman of Breitbart News, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Nowicki compares Ward, a family practice physician and two-term state senator, to two women he identifies as “tea party” candidates from Nevada and Delaware, both  of whom won their 2010 primaries only to lose in the general election.  He gets a pass from the left-of-center newspaper which would be the first to call this sexist coverage if the topic was Democrat women.

This iffy language, lacking specifics, is typical of the style Nowicki employs to make his foolish point regarding Dr. Ward:

Many Republicans consider her a weak candidate.”

Some political observers say she could help deliver the senate seat to the Democrats in the general election.”

He repeats the fallacious McCain hype calling her “Chemtrail Kelli” for responding to a question at a candidate forum during her challenge to McCain. Nowicki batters Ward for her commitment to building a wall along our southern border, conveniently overlooking the fact that John McCain and Jeff Flake, both court globalist, billionaire George Soros — a committed Socialist —-  and  open borders proponent — except when McCain and Flake are candidates.

Following Nowicki’s Sunday article, the Republic’s columnist Laurie Roberts jumped in today, with a heading, “Kelli Ward’s run is Democrats’ dream come true.” Echo queen Roberts reaches into the newspaper’s reliable reiteration barrel to absurdly link Dr. Ward to “chemtrials,” and those considered unsavory enough to sully Ward.  But Roberts tosses what she hopes is credibility by going to defamed political operative Nathan Sproul for substantiation of her anti-Ward thesis.

Describing Dr. Kelli Ward’s 2016 loss to John McCain, Nowicki fails to note that McCain outspent her 10 to 1, and brazenly lied about her.  As is his modus operandi McCain has a third candidate enter the race  to split the vote, ensuring  his victory. 

Jeff Flake has been at the public trough for the majority of his adult life, except for a stint as a lobbyist and  registered foreign agent in the African nation of Namibia, where he worked for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel. Flake earned a substantial salary opening doors in D.C. and promoting the firm which had deep financial ties to Iran.

Take time to read about Dr. Kelli Ward and review her principled positions on the issues facing Arizonans and all Americans. Donate what you can. This is a crucial race and she isn’t sitting atop a pile of lobbyist money as Flake is.