Did you know? Trump’s immigration policy is just bigotry

December 3, 2019

Leftist reporter pushes bigotry farce

That tripe is what you’d be fed if you read the hemorrhaging subscriptions Arizona Republic. A recent column in the one-sided Viewpoints section titled, “There’s no other way to explain Trump’s immigration policy. It’s just bigotry,” shamelessly attempts to make the fallacious case. This is the opening salvo:

“It was never about protecting the border, rule of law or the U.S. economy. And it was never about “illegal” immigration, for that matter.

Trump’s anti-immigrant bigotry was always just anti-immigrant bigotry.

There’s no other way to explain the Trump administration’s latest onslaught against foreigners of all kinds, regardless of their potential economic contributions, our own international commitments or any given immigrant’s propensity to follow the law. Trump’s rhetoric may focus on “illegals,” but recent data releases suggest this administration has been blocking off every available avenue for legal immigration, too.”

Truth is not a concern for either the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating newspaper or the agenda-driven columnist who conveniently omits the fact that Trump‘s own mother was an immigrant. The writer is merely identified by name and her twitter account, where the dwindling readership is invited to follow her. There is no mention of the fact that Catherine Rampell is an editorialist for the radically left Washington Post. She was previously employed by the ideological counterpart New York Times. Neither newspaper endorses Republicans for president, although the Times made an exception 64 years ago when it endorsed Dwight Eisenhower.

American workers do not need competition from imported workers. Our economy is strong based on the fact that record setting employment has been attained under the Trump administration. The unemployment rate holding steady at 3.5% is the lowest it has been since 1969 — over 50 years ago. All Americans are benefiting from the labor market’s continued improvement. We are witnessing historically low unemployment rates for Black and Hispanic Americans, celebrated by President Trump, yet he is routinely described by his left-wing detractors as a “racist.”

Rampell’s assertion regarding “Immigrants propensity to follow the law,” cannot go unchallenged. Since the leftist media uses the words “migrant, undocumented and immigrant” interchangeably to describe illegal aliens — unwilling to make the distinction for actual lawful immigrants — it’s important to note that while legal immigrants may have a lower crime rate, crimes committed by illegals is, and has been, disproportionately higher. The border state of Arizona stands as an example. Following their initial crime entering the U.S. in violation of the law, compounded by using counterfeit or trafficked/stolen ID to gain employment, rent an apartment, access benefits or enroll their kids in school, other crimes, including felonies, become standard operating procedure. America is a country to be used, not revered.

Leftist myopia is the problem. It is not President Donald Trump.

George Washington’s Thanksgiving proclamation, & the newspaper’s negative emphasis

November 28, 2019

On this Thanksgiving day we reflect on the many blessings we enjoy as citizens of this great nation, and wish the abundant bounties of this uniquely American holiday to each and every one of our readers. 

George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation:

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best. Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

But wait! In case you become too comfortable with faith and tradition on this day of Thanksgiving, the barely surviving Arizona Republic newspaper runs a full page editorial titled, “Faith, family and old traditions are in decline in America,” questioning whether “a holiday that embodies all can survive our modern world?” It carries the names of the entire editorial board, editorial page editor Phil Boas and executive editor, Greg Burton.

Today’s issue also alerts us to Thanksgiving being “celebrated” as a “National Day of Mourning” by United Native Indians of New England who have been holding this “solemn day of Remembrance” since 1970, at Portsmouth, Massachusetts — where the Pilgrims landed, survived hardships and celebrated the first Thanksgiving, sharing their bounty with the native tribes.

AZ Republic’s circulation in deep decline

November 27, 2019

Newspaper’s plunge among steepest for Gannett papers

The acquisition of Gannett, publisher of USA Today and other papers, by GateHouse Media was supposed to provide a lifeline to the faltering news conglomerate.

Instead, of the 200 daily newspapers at the newly merged Gannett Co. that file print circulation numbers publicly, more than 80% are losing circulation at a faster rate than the national average and 10% are declining at twice that rate or more, according to a Business Journal analysis.

Among the largest Gannett-owned publications, The Arizona Republic has suffered one of the steepest declines, with a two-year circulation drop of 30.3% since 2017.

The failing, Hillary-endorsing Republic’s 2019 print circulation has plunged below 100,000 to 99,456.

The Business Journal’s analysis of the past two years’ worth of circulation data filed with the Alliance for Audited Media could provide clues as to which newspapers Gannett may target with staff cuts, closures or potential mergers with other publications. Earlier this month, the $1.2 billion merger of Virginia-based Gannett and New York-based New Media Holdings Group was completed, forming the nation’s largest newspaper conglomerate.

The new Gannett is reported to be under intense pressure from shareholders to fulfill its pledge to cut $300 million in expenses. The likelihood is that it will ax its most under-performing newspapers.

The current Arizona Republic, fueled by Trump-hatred and a dedication to insulting its remaining readers, is a skeletal model of it’s former self, but its radically left content remains uncompromisingly robust.

This morning’s edition of the pre-Thanksgiving front page is dominated by an oversize photo and article hailing the teaching of a new version of what is termed “the myth of Thanksgiving.” Young children at “some” Arizona schools are not learning about the interaction between the Mayflower pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and the native American tribes, but are being taught about “native culture” and “indigenous identity.” In line with the Republic’s offensive notion that only ethnic minorities can cover their own cultures, the report is written by the newspaper’s “indigenous affairs reporter.”

This unprofitable albatross is writing its own obit.

Suicidal Arizona Republic committed to its own demise

November 23, 2019

Dying newspapers can be resuscitated, but only if…..

The death of print newspapers cannot simply be dismissed as a result of digital editions winning over readers. The demise is directly related to increasingly leftward skew, as evidenced by the anti-Trump Arizona Republic’s admission that its 2016 editorial page presidential endorsement of scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton resulted in angry calls and dropped subscriptions.

At the time, editorial page editor Phil Boas was quoted as saying:

“It’s been crazy around here. We’re getting a lot of reaction both locally and national. I don’t believe true readers of the editorial page are surprised by this at all, because over the past year we have been writing scathing, scalding articles about Donald Trump.”

Differing opinions are one thing. Admissions of writing “scathing, scalding articles,” qualifies as agenda, not news. Continually insulting the intelligence of the readers the newspaper needs to stay afloat is antithetical to survival. Clinging to a virulent anti-Trump stance in Arizona, which gave all of its electoral votes to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, is not only folly, it qualifies as suicidal.

The failing newspaper has not only shrunken in size, but has dramatically reduced content. A recent edition consisted of two sections — the 20-page news section was one-third ads, with those for hearing aids, aimed at its aged readers taking the largest slice of the pie. The rest included pages of purchased content. ie: comics, puzzles, an advice column and celeb birthdays, a full “weather page,” and pages of movie times, reviews and TV listings. The good news is the sports section, where obituaries are now oddly relegated, had not a single obit, indicating either no one died in all of Arizona, or paying by the word for farewells to loved ones exceeds the budget of many bereaved families. In a classic case of irony at the dying newspaper, exorbitantly priced obits take up the slack of lost subscriptions.

The latest news about news emanates from Bloomberg, headlined,Newspaper Publisher McClatchy Teeters Near Bankruptcy.” The publisher, weighed down by pension obligations and debt, could file for bankruptcy within the next year, according to analysts. The company faces a mandatory $124 million contribution to its pension plan in 2020 which it cannot afford to honor.

Another article from Detroit discloses,Free Press owner Gannett plays down fears of massive layoffs as deal closes,” points to the escalating problems being faced by the far left print dailies. Taking radically rigid political positions is their hemlock, but they still keep swigging. McClatchy recently decided to end the Saturday print editions of all its newspapers starting next year — a foolish move since the weekend gives remaining readers more time with a cup of coffee and a tangible newspaper.

Poynter.org reports that the newly merged GateHouse/Gannett is considering discontinuing the print edition of USA Today, a couple of pages of which have been used to give heft to the anorexic AZ Republic According this Nov. 19, edition of MarketWatch, the Gatehouse acquisition of Gannett hasn’t kept them from disastrous losses. Layoffs are still expected, causing the remaining staff to vote to unionize.

There Is actually a simple solution to stay afloat, keep subscribers, replace those who fled and retain actual reporters who have been replaced by subpar student interns, sans editors, content to work for a byline.

The prototype for newspaper success? Commit to unbiased reporting and stop insulting subscribers. Once they’re gone, they’ll never return.

No longer private, sex becomes “fluid,” celebrated

November 19, 2019

Leftist AZ Republic drops Page One impeachment focus, when it can spotlight “gender fluidity”

It’s a good bet most of us reached adulthood, surviving nicely, without ever having heard the word “transgender.” It erupted and was planted firmly on the word map by former U.S. Olympic decathlon medal winner, Bruce Jenner. Married to three different women over the years, he decided he wanted to be like them, rather than with them. He began by growing long fingernails, which he had manicured and painted in not-to-be-missed colors. Then came the makeup. Sultry long tresses, followed, of course, by the mandatory hormones and surgeries.  Soon Bruce made a debut as a seductress on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine garbed in slinky white satin, with the words “Call me Caitlyn“ superimposed over what was previously his hairy midsection.

In August 2019, SRAZ wrote,Drag Queen Story Hour: Libraries dedicated to corruption of our kids,” describing kindergarteners being exposed to transgender men, outrageously cross-dressed, coming into the barely out of toddlerhood classrooms to read them fairy tales in an effort to normalize the abnormal.

This American Library Association link and quote is today’s new reality:

“Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like — drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions…”

Monday’s edition of the failing Arizona Republic which revved up its downhill content slide in 2008, celebrates a headstone placed on the grave of a “transgender man who died a century ago… given back his identity.” It describes a man, Nicolai De Raylan, who came to Phoenix in 1906 for his health. He was married to two different women, who we are led to believe never suspected he was actually a she.  Now the Arizona LGBT+ History Project is putting a tombstone on his grave and garners front page attention for doing so.

We wonder if De Raylan, who lived his life as a man, would have approved being outed — whether accurately or not — without his consent. But with the Arizona Republic, agenda takes precedence over all else.



Phx thieves have advocates who denounce police

November 18, 2019

Local newspaper supports lawlessness

The City of Phoenix has a transportation farce known as light rail. It was the costly brainchild of then-Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, whose family and friends benefited from its construction, as businesses along its path suffered or permanently closed while it cut through the city. Construction began in March 2005. It began operation Dec. 27, 2008.

Just like riding a bus, going to the movie, or getting a haircut, there are fees to access the service. According to its website, there are various ways and places to purchase tickets, including fare vending machines at the light rail stations. Reduced fares are available to youths ages 6-18, seniors 65 and over, and the disabled. Violators are supposedly subject to fines ranging from $50 to $500, plus any court fees, and may lose their transit privileges — which is nothing more than an idle threat.

Therein lies the rub, as Shakespeare’s Hamlet might have said. No one routinely collects the tickets, which has made the trains a haven for the non-paying homeless. Because the rail cars are air conditioned, they provide these folks a respite from the summer heat and winter chill, plus a soft seat and scenic ride.

Since they are driving paying passengers away, police have begun occasional “fare sweeps” to “encourage fare and code of conduct compliance,” as described by the failing newspaper’s ASU Cronkite journalism school student intern Alyssa Stoney. Her sympathy clearly lies with the non-paying riders, whose advocates are given prominence in the newspaper’s report.

Yes. Street bums have advocates.

Light rail is estimated to cost over $140 million dollars per mile to build. That does not include the expense of maintenance and operation. It is obviously not a free ride, even for those taxpayers who were forced to fund it to the tune of $1.4 billion at its 2008 opening, though have never ridden it. Expansion continues.

But a group calling itself ‘Living United for Change in Arizona’ protested the “police sweeps.” Going by the acronym LUCHA, it is warmly described by co-executive director Alejandra Gomez as a “membership-led economic justice organization that is trying to support the most vulnerable communities that struggle on a day-to-day basis to make ends meet.”

New flash for Alejandra: So do many honest, hardworking Phoenix citizens who pay for what they use. Not doing so is theft, which is a crime.

AZ Republic revs up hate machine against US Rep. Gosar

November 15, 2019

Conservative Congressman Paul Gosar doing a stellar job, riles leftist newspaper

The increasingly radical, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper doesn’t even make a pretense of neutrality in contested elections. Its leftward lurch is not confined to its endorsements, but infiltrates what should be straight news content. Columnists, relics held over from the pre-Gannett sale and survivors of the mass firings as the homeless, vagrant newspaper tries to keep its head above water, routinely target Republicans. Republicrats, such as former Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are exempt and embraced. Conservatives are eviscerated.

A favored target is U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, who represents the 4th Congressional District (map) — which stretches from the Utah border in Arizona’s northwest corner down to Yuma in the southern part of state. President Trump carried the district by 68% to Hillary’s 28%, in what can rightfully be described as a drubbing. 

 Congressman Gosar, whose stellar ratings are listed here following his impressive bio, steadfastly supports President Trump, which is anathema to the newspaper. Though the primary and general elections are a nearly a year away, the fire is already blazing under the anti-Gosar cauldron. The newspaper’s columnists hammer him at very turn and the skewed news reports batter him for effectively carrying out his duties and representing his constituents who have voted for him since 2010. He is currently serving his fifth term. In 2018, Gosar handily won reelection garnering 68.2% of the vote.* His Democrat opponent carried just 30.5%.  A Green Party candidate took 1.3%.

In the 2016 Primary Election the tantrum-throwing newspaper endorsed unknown Ray Strauss, whom Gosar defeated 71.4% to 28.6%.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Dr. Gosar owned his own dental practice. As a small businessman for 25 years he is uniquely attuned to the fact that small businesses are integral to the success of their communities.

A quick internet search of his name and the newspaper’s turned up pages of negative articles in the rag often referred to as the Daily Insult or the AZ Repulsive. A man of faith and integrity, his tireless efforts on behalf of his constituents and the state of Arizona are of no consequence to the partisan extremists at the failing newspaper.

 * Real Clear Politics election results