Sen. Sinema: AZ Republic applauds voting for plumbing over competence

November 18, 2018

Capable women have long impacted Arizona politics, with voters sending Isabella Greenway to Congress in 1932. Lorna Lockwood was the nation’s first female Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court in the 1960’s, Jewel Jordan was elected Maricopa County Sheriff in 1944.  Ana Frohmiller was elected State Auditor in 1926. Read more:

The front page of Sunday’s edition of the local newspaper is topped with a large photo of select past and current women elected to statewide office in Arizona. Centered among them and more prominent than the others in bold color — not muted or in the gray tones used for some, is Kyrsten Sinema their latest heroine, in a bared-shouldered dress. Sinema is the far left, newly elected U.S. Senator, the first woman in that role in the history of Arizona. 

Arizona has been in the forefront of electing women for the better part of the century, since our 1912 statehood. Countless women have served in the state legislature, including Polly Rosenbaum, a Democrat from Gila County, who was in the House of Representatives for 46 years (prior to term limits), until age 95, when she lost due to redistricting.  Republican Barry Goldwater lamented her defeat. Until her last day on the job, she was still taking the stairs rather than using the elevator.

We’ve had had a long list of female Arizona governors, including Rose Mofford, Jane Hull, Janet Napolitano, and Jan Brewer. Five women have held the office of Secretary of State, next in line of succession to the governor. The courts are filled with female judges. Arizona’s Supreme Court has been populated with women, including several who have been Chief Justice.

Lorna Lockwood is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court — serving two terms in that role — after being elected in 1960. Lockwood was born in 1903 in the Arizona territory, passed the bar in 1925 and was a state Legislator and Superior Court Judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court as the first female justice. SRAZ covered this history in 2012 complete with a photo of Justice Lockwood.

Arizona didn’t just fall off a repressive election train. In fact, back in 1944 Jewel Jordan was elected Maricopa County Sheriff. The state treasurer’s office was led by Carol Springer, elected in 1999. It is currently held by Eileen Klein and soon will be under the capable leadership of former state senator, Kimberly Yee.  However, before any of them where ever heard of, Anastasia “Ana” Frohmiller (1891-1971) was elected Coconino County Treasurer in the 1920’s. She became the first woman to serve as State Auditor, an office to which she was elected in 1926. She held that office until 1950 when she ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor against Republican Howard Pyle.

Karan English, Gabrielle Giffords, Ann Kirkpatrick, Martha McSally, Debbie Lesko and Sinema have all been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. But, Isabella Greenway (1886-1953) preceded them all as Arizona’s first female U.S. Representative. She was elected as Arizona’s sole at-large Representative to the 73rd Congress in 1932. She won reelection in 1934. Greenway Road and several schools are named in her honor.

Yet despite the fact that Arizona women have held elected leadership roles for decades, the Arizona Republic treats the election of Kyrsten Sinema — clearly not the one to brag about (links to a series of revealing posts) — as though electing women is an anomaly.

Elections should be based on ability, not on plumbing. Once again, the Arizona Republic reveals its foolish leftist bonding to political correctness, when Arizona has clearly not fallen in lockstep with that contrivance. Accomplished Arizona women have ably represented the state long before the word “bi-sexual,” Sinema’s chosen identifier, was ever heard of.

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AZ Republic already falling out of love with Sinema?

November 17, 2018

A tabloid-style tale of a short-lived romance

Although the clowns at the Arizona Republic have removed off their pre-election, shiny plastic light bulb noses, oversized shoes and fright wigs — aimed at distracting inattentive voters — they still have the ability to make rational people laugh.

You’ll remember the newspaper endorsed the crude chameleon Kyrsten Sinema for the U. S. Senate. She’s the self-outed bi-sexual version of the now deified “maverick” John McCain who spent his 35-year congressional career lobbing grenades at the same Republican Party under whose banner he calculatingly chose to run and whose funds and energies went into getting him elected.

Overcome by an irrational wave of ecstasy, the newspaper fell into a deep swoon over former Green Party candidate Sinema, who previously sent out May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings in the Communist Party newspaper. It didn’t ditch her, when in a spectacular turn-around, she dumped her former demeanor to reconfigure herself as soft-spoken, slimmed down blonde who wanted nothing more than to bring people together. Sinema ran from the word, “Democrat,” referring to herself “Independent minded.” 

It was a no-brainer for the left-wing, Hillary-endorsing newspaper to find Sinema’s deceit appealing, as it wildly lavished her with affectionate paeans masquerading as news reports, embraced her with editorial odes and breathlessly nestled alongside her.

Then Shazam! Within a week of her defeating the much more accomplished Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally — the first female fighter pilot to fly in a combat zone and command a Air Force squadron — the smitten newspaper is already tiring of its new squeeze Kyrsten Sinema.

Going for the gold, the newspaper unleashed its whine queen Laurie Roberts — who previously specialized in sob story columns — on Sinema with this headline: “Kyrsten Sinema reneges on her pledge to spurn Chuck Schumer,” followed by: “In her first official act as Arizona’s senator-elect, Kyrsten Sinema already has gone back on her word. Great start.”

Roberts rails in bold type: “McCain bucked his party. She didn’t. If you make a promise, keep it.”

You can tell from her dragon’s breath, Roberts, speaking for the newspaper, is really mad.

And what caused this frenzied rage?  Sinema voted for Chuck Schumer for Senate minority leader after making a campaign promise that she wouldn’t.

Com’mon, Laurie. You might have a little girl name, but it’s time to grow up. Get used to the fruits of your labor. And don’t forget, senate terms are six long years. You can feign being irate for quite a while. It’s known as job security.


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.


Martha McSally has earned AZ US Senate seat

November 2, 2018

No deceit is too outrageous for Sinema or the liberal Arizona Republic newspaper

Although the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic has already endorsed radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema in the Arizona U.S. Senate race, and today’s edition runs a vicious Pinocchio-nosed cartoon of demonstrably better qualified Congresswoman Martha McSally, the same issue of the schizophrenic newspaper features a front page, above-the-fold headline and photo of the two candidates with the headline, “Moving To The MIDDLE” in which it urges readers to “forget attack ads: Sinema, McSally boast relatively moderate records.”

This is a blatant lie.

Sinema was exposed in Kyrsten Sinema’s devious metamorphosis, and has even lied about growing up in an abandoned gas station without running water or electricity. She will stop at nothing to win this race that will hamstring Pres. Trump’s abilities to get federal judges, Supreme Court Justices and cabinet officials confirmed. His winning agenda will be held hostage.

Arizonans have a real choice between two very different candidates. Stripping away Sinema’s heavily leftwing-financed, deceitful ads and slyly crafted reincarnation of herself, we have dedicated American Martha McSally who doesn’t just give lip service to veterans. McSally is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history.

The choice couldn’t be more clear. It’s long been said that your actions when you think no one is looking is what defines your character. This recently released Project Veritas video reveals the truth about Sinema and her campaign staff.

Early ballots have altered the dynamics of voting. Although Tuesday Nov. 6 is Election Day, upward of 80 percent of ballots have already been cast. It’s too late to mail them in now, but your vote in this tight race is critically important and can still count. Drop off your ballot at a polling place on Tuesday.

The AZ Secretary of State provides this locator and pertinent information. Beware. Search engines are likely to take you to Priorities USA, a George Soros funded* left-wing site, aiming to shift votes to the left.

* Center for Responsive Politics

 


AZ Republic despises parental choice in education

October 29, 2018

Conservatives who comprehend the need for parental choice in education are voting YES on 305

When the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic turns loose all of its resources on a single topic, it’s clear the newspaper is seeking to unduly influence what remains of its flagging, mostly Medicare eligible readership. Coordinated Page One reports, assenting columnists and editorials are the modus operandi for hammering home a point.

Apart from endorsing mostly liberals in the upcoming election, the topic of educational choice is contemptuously referred to as “vouchers.” The newspaper has also turned its wrath on Charter Schools, and their owners.

A front-page, above-the-fold October 5, headline blasted, “Arizonans confused by voucher measure.” To support its flawed contention, the editorial posing as a news report, substantiates it’s claim with this gem:

“Every Democrat in the Legislature opposed the 2017 expansion that Prop. 305 would keep in place or repeal. But 51 percent of Democratic voters surveyed said they would vote yes in support of the expansion.”

In the section of the voter guide where individuals and special interests pay to express their views on ballot propositions, ten full pages are filled with those who benefit from the current failed system, urging a no vote on Prop. 305.  Don’t be fooled. Read about Empowerment Scholarship Accounts here.

Parents who want the best possible education for their children, were first-hand witnesses to the educrat establishment’s disregard for the public school students in their charge as they gave the back of their hands to their contractual agreements, abandoning students for a week, demanding a 20 percent salary increase for their part time jobs. The thousands of marching unionist teachers* mindlessly followed their favored leader Noah Karvelis, 24-year-old, hip-hop music teacher, and self-identified Socialist.

Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.

U.S. News and World Report recently put out its list of the Best Charter High School in the Nation. Arizona topped the list with seven schools.

 * Follow the Money


AZ Republic, where leftism rules, still hounds Arpaio

October 17, 2018

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio still generates headlines in the duplicitous Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper. The popular sheriff, elected to an unprecedented six 4-year terms, was relentlessly hounded out of office by the newspaper’s editorial page editor, Phil Boas, Arpaio’s own son-in-law in 2016.

But replacing Republican Arpaio with a Democrat accused wife beater wasn’t enough. Today’s headline links Arpaio to Dennis Hof, a Nevada entrepreneur and brothel owner who died in his sleep hours after a political rally/birthday party at which Joe Arpaio, Tucker Carlson, and Grover Norquist spoke. Hof, 72, was a Trump-supporting Republican candidate for the Nevada Assembly. Prostitution is legal and regulated in larger counties by the state of Nevada.

An online search reveals the newspaper went uncharacteristically mute when Democrat former First Lady Rosalynn Carter was pictured greeting John Wayne Gacy and Jim Jones, both mass murderers.

Gacy, later executed, was charged with the torture and sex-related murders of at least 33 boys and young men whose bodies he confessed to burying under his own house. Mrs. Carter shook his hand.

Jones was the monstrous cult leader and Marxist, purporting to be a minister, who led 912 followers to take their own lives and those of their children by drinking a cyanide-laced grape Kool Aid-type concoction at his Jonestown compound in Guyana. This mass slaughter took place after the killing of U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan and his team who came to investigate at the request of relatives of some members of the commune.

The only reason to subscribe to the overpriced daily disseminator of garbage which habitually endorses Democrats is if you enjoy having your intelligence insulted and blood pressure spiked.


Latest lunacy from the left invades news, ASU

October 7, 2018

We read the AZ Republic so you don’t have to

The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper appears to be on a quest to outdo its own excesses.

First, a bit of levity which is deserving of being called, “a good for a laugh” headline:

“As Sen. Jeff Flake stokes White House speculation, his political brand seems in tatters.”

No kidding? Flake is not running for reelection to his single term senate post due to 18% approval ratings, no doubt exacerbated by his relentless brutalization of President Donald Trump. As Trump’s numbers continue to soar, Flake’s have tanked. If he can’t generate support in his home state, it’s unlikely he’d fare better elsewhere, though he’s irrationally been to the primary battleground state of New Hampshire twice recently.

On Saturday, as the Supreme Court confirmation vote was taken, one of the radical hooligans in the senate gallery yelled out, calling Jeff Flake, “a coward.” These are the same people he has actively courted, and are now turning on him. No wonder his eyebrows are down-turned and his perpetual smirk has been replaced by the pained look of a man with inflamed hemorrhoids.

Moving right along, we’ll give you a front page headline under a photo of a person resembling the newspaper’s editorial page editor, Phil Boas, though sporting long hair. You’ll remember him as the man responsible for overseeing the in-tandem opinion pieces — some masquerading as reports — persistently hammering and working double-time to remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio from the elected office he held for an unprecedented six four-year terms. Arpaio is Boas’ father-in-law.

But, no. The photo is not Boas, but a person named Natalie Diaz. Below the photo is this headline: “ASU poet gets MacArthur ‘genius’ grant, worth $625 K.”

Turns out the “genius” is “one of only 25 people nationwide to receive such a bounty. And what sets this poet who works in the ASU English Department apart from the academic herd?  According to the report, “Her poetry draws on her experiences as a Mojave American and Latina to challenge the mythological and cultural touchstones underlying American Society.” There’s even more that makes Diaz so deserving of the prize money.

In addition to Latina, Diaz self identifies as ‘queer and indigenous” expressing hope “to offer visibility to queer people and show how they have been hurt and erased. Also how they deserve and express love.”

If you thought the English Department was a safe space for your college students, think again. There is probably an assignment on “Toxic Masculinity,“ which is actually being considered as a course for integration into Minnesota kindergartens.

 The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a “philanthropic” organization with assets of approximately $7 billion that supports the promotion of leftist causes such as “over incarceration, global warming and nuclear risk,” as it “continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy.”

Get it?