Raw deceit keeps local columnist Montini employed

June 24, 2019

When one lies for a living, telling the truth doesn’t come easy. Being employed when colleagues have been given their walking papers in systematic cutbacks, no doubt presents a conundrum.  It’s good to have a salary, though tough to know former co-workers are facing hardships.  But disgorging odious spew three days a week is what keeps the bills paid. And if you’re E. J. Montini, writing columns for the Arizona Republic newspaper, bile automatically erupts by way of your leftist politics.  Dishonesty? That’s your stock in trade.

You’ve hung on longer by repeating falsehoods and denigrating American patriots who were repeatedly elected to office by Arizona voters.  Revulsion for Republicans oozes from your every pore.

The headline of Montini’s recent column contains the words “Operation Wetback,” relating to a mass deportation of illegal aliens in the 1950’s. The program was put into effect during the Eisenhower administration with the support of the Mexican government, facing a national worker shortage, since a majority of the illegals crossing the border were young men. It was only later when the Mexican government realized the value of reparations, bolstering its economy by over $30 billion each year.

The fascinating thing about liars is the ease with which they spin tall tales. Nowhere in the column is Pres. Eisenhower mentioned. Known as “Ike” he was the popular, two-term president who was a five-star general in the U.S. Army during World War II and served as the first supreme commander of NATO. He had previously been president of Columbia University.

Most assuredly not a bigot, in 1957 he ordered federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to protect nine black children integrating into a public school — the first time the US federal government ordered troops in the South since the end of the Civil War.

Though Eisenhower was mysteriously absent from Montini’s screed, President Donald Trump was maligned, hammered and battered for desiring to halt the unfettered invasion of our country by illegals. The United States welcomes approximately a million legal immigrants each year with the reasonable expectation of assimilation, which is too few and too restrictive for the ethically challenged E.J.

Also worthy of bashing are former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, who sponsored SB 1070 (actual title: “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act”), and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose deputies enforced the law, signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in 2010. Major portions of the law were later gutted by a federal court judge.

What do Trump, Pearce and Arpaio have in common? They are all men of unquestioned patriotism, principled courage and a deep commitment to the United States of America.

Those patriotic traits rankle Montini, who robotically tailors his vacuous verbal vomit to fit the newspaper’s agenda — facts be damned. He’s earning his keep.

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Why “Gay Pride” parades, events?

June 22, 2019

Deviancy goes mainstream 

The far-left Arizona Republic can’t devote enough space to homosexual or gender-bending entertainers, films, exhibits or activists. The steam powers the failing newspaper in the same manner Robert Fulton used steam technology to power river boats and war ships.

The Republic, previously led by Randy Lovely, acclaimed in the Advocate as the first openly gay chief editor and VP of News in the nation, devoted two pages to what it terms, “an international treasure,” and “a thoughtful cultural critic,” who is appearing for two performances in Phoenix this weekend.  Self identified as “gender fluid,” the entertainer no longer embraces “transvestite.”

The newspaper also gave Page One coverage, including an above-the-fold photo, to an illegal “immigration activist” who is being “honored as a Champion of Pride.” Not only is he illegal himself, but works to bring more illegals into the USA and is celebrated for it and for his homosexuality.

In 1980 the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association dramatically reversed its position that homosexuality is a behavioral disorder after being pressured by the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, now known as The Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists.

if homosexuality is nothing more than the new norm, or an “alternative lifestyle,” what’s to celebrate?  LGBTQ+ has become the accepted acronym to describe every facet of what was medically described as perversion and today is mainstreamed and acculturalizing our children, permeating every aspect of their education and entertainment.

Dating back to 2008, Michelle Malkin showcased the San Francisco Folsom Street festivities that were actual celebrations of deviancy, featuring public sex acts, that resulted in no arrests — due to participants being members of a now not only protected — but celebrated class. She compares the “whitewashing” of the event by the San Francisco Chronicle to the reality to which she links. Malkin warns the readers: Don’t click if you have a weak stomach. The warning is necessary.

These events are now scheduled in cities throughout the United States.


AZ daily’s pity party for “unauthorized immigrants”

June 14, 2019

Border situation has reached crisis proportions as hundreds of thousands arrive, demand and infect

With its last gasps, the dying Periódico de la República de Arizona (The Arizona Republic), passing itself off as a newspaper, features an article that places the warping of language on full display.

The premise concerns difficulties faced by Arizona high school students who face financial impediments to their future plans, since they have to pay the full college tuition — like everyone else. They want special consideration…because they are “undocumented’ or “unauthorized immigrants.”

They are interchangeably called “undocumented youths, students and young people.” The words are relentlessly regurgitated throughout the article since the newspaper refuses to use the accurate description of “illegal alien,” which has been deemed politically incorrect by the leftists in charge of the press. Of course, all of the illegals “want to give back to their community,” though not their home countries. 

Intentionally misusing the word “undocumented,” is integral to the perpetration of the fraud. We direct you to definition Number 3 in our post,Lingo: Reading in Republicese.”

In the story (it doesn’t qualify as a legitimate report) the word “undocumented” was actually used 34 times — more than qualifying as pushing an agenda. In numerous instances, the overworked words abutted themselves in adjoining sentences.

The newspaper longs for a renewal of Obama’s admittedly unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which gave some illegals protection from deportation. They had to affirm that they were children brought to the U.S. by their invading parents, but providing evidence of that claim was not part of the equation.

If your nephew, Jack, was Arizona-born but has lived in California the past few years, he would have to pay out-of-state tuition going to an Arizona University. That’s too harsh for the illegals, who are not only protesting, but have the newspaper pleading their case for in-state tuition, that would be beyond the reach of Arizona-born Jack.

The difference? Jack was apt to be a Republican, while the “unauthorized immigrants” could be counted in the Democrat column.

In 2006 Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 300 which denied privileges granted citizens to extend to illegals. It passed by 71.4 %. It required verification of immigration status of persons applying for state-funded services, including in-state tuition and financial aid for college students.

As word spreads of insufficient border enforcement, the number of illegals from around the globe breaching our southern border increases. 

Days ago, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents reported finding the body of a 7-year-old child from India who died crossing the desert from Mexico with her large family group.

Recently, over 550 Africans were apprehended in Texas in just one week. The majority were from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country with the worst Ebola outbreak in the world, dwarfing its measles epidemic.

And Congressional Democrats, who hate President Donald Trump far more than they love our country, continue withholding funds for a necessary border wall.


How do Phx’ lower property taxes = higher tax rate?

June 9, 2019

Taxpayers get creative trickery, mathematical magic

There’s more than a bit of sleight of hand passing as news in the local disseminator of left-wing skew pretending it’s still a newspaper. On the auction block again, the failing Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic’s days are numbered. Reporters have been replaced by ASU Cronkite J school students. Actual journalists are a mere memory. Editors took a forced hike when layoffs turned what was once a newsroom into skeletal remains. The newspaper, now a homeless vagrant, was recently forced to sell its downtown building and parking garage.

An example of the bizarre reporting emanating from this mess is a mind-boggling gem, topped with the hope-inducing headline, “Phoenix council to lower property tax rate.”  Puzzled readers have to remind themselves that the minority majority city council districts, that were put in place for the sole purpose they now serve, (read the bold type portion under the link) have succeeded in making the capitol of red state Arizona, a deep blue. The Democrat majority including the newly elected Dem mayor Kate Gallego, are obviously disinclined to return to taxpayers any of their own money. There must be more behind the headline.

Yep! 

The 25-year-old reporter, lacking any historic memory and obviously hustling to turn out agendized “news” to curry favor with those still able to pay her salary, lets the cat outta the bag with this reality:

“The city is projecting a $55 million surplus in its $1.4 billion general fund budget — extra money beyond what is needed to maintain current city services.

The average Phoenix resident will see a 3% increase in property taxes. The city’s property tax rate is decreasing, but rising property values will result in a higher tax bill.

About 70% of the surplus will go toward city employee salary increases and other compensation, which was negotiated with the city’s unions earlier this year, leaving less than $20 million for other investments.”

Fiscal trickery is nothing new for the City of Phoenix. As an example, in December 2009 we wrote $14.3 million was paid in “retention bonuses” to nearly 14,000 employees. This, as the City Council cut $270 million, or 22 percent, from Phoenix’s general-fund budget, including $156 million from programs and services in order to balance the city budget.  In 2010, under Democrat Mayor Phil Gordon, Phoenix imposed a 2% tax on food.

In 2012, problem-plagued, then-City Manager David Cavazos was gifted with a 33% raise, which amounted to an extra $78,000 a year boosting his base salary to $315,000 a year plus a $600 monthly car allowance, $35,000 a year in deferred compensation, and a $4,000 “longevity” bonus.

Think you can effect change next election cycle and vote the Dems out? Unless droves of middle class Phoenix residents are willing to move into neighborhoods where English is not the primary language, the chances for turning this lopsided city council around are beyond remote — which was the whole point behind Democrat former Mayor Terry Goddard dividing the city into districts where ethnicity reigns supreme.


AZ Fed. Dist. Judge becomes less lenient re: illegals

June 5, 2019

Back in 2005, there were few rational Arizona taxpayers who supported U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins’ order imposing an astronomical penalty of $500,000 a day on the state if it failed to comply with his directive to “properly fund” English-language programs for Spanish-speaking students in the Tucson Unified School District. There were ESL (English as a second language) programs in place but they weren’t expansive enough to suit Collins.

In the intervening years, and newly on senior status, the Clinton appointee to the Federal District bench, has apparently mellowed. Based in Tucson, a major portal for illegals, Judge Collins has first-hand experience of the results of blatant disregard for our laws and sovereign border.

Fast forward to June 4, 2019 and we find Judge Collins in no mood to grant leniency to a facilitator and harborer of illegal aliens who unlawfully invaded the United States.

The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) which refers to illegals a meremigrants” or “undocumented immigrants,” expands the English language even further to designate defendant Scott Warren “a humanitarian aid volunteer,” working with the group No More Deaths. The simple answer to halting desert deaths in the extreme summer heat, is to stay home. The newspaper reporter dramatically refers to the desert as “vast and deadly.”

Warren, 36, arrested by Border Patrol Agents in January 2018, is being prosecuted for his crime and could face up to 20 years in prison on three felony charges. Additionally, he faces misdemeanor charges of trespassing. During the trial it was revealed Warren has been in communication with a Phoenix activist who gained notoriety for leading caravans of invaders through Mexico to the U.S. border last year.

Based on the illegals’ statements, Warren had given them meals, clothing and provided them a place to sleep. Whether he gently patted their furrowed brows, sang them lullabies and tucked them in as they rested was not specified.

Attorneys for Warren previously filed two motions to dismiss the charges against him. Last week, Judge Collins denied both motions, allowing the felony trial to proceed.

Bravo! Judge Collins!

Following the newspaper’s deceptively worded account is this solicitation exhibiting sheer desperation: “Have any news tips or story ideas about the U.S.-Mexico border? Reach the reporter…(listing his email and twitter account). Support local journalism. Subscribe to azcentral.com today.”


Phoenix City Council elections expose ethnic divide

May 30, 2019

Unity kicked to the curb in Phoenix, AZ as radical activists win council seats

The local newspaper recently heralded the newly elected city council members with a headline blasting, “Elections shake up City Hall.” It was followed with an Elvia Diaz wishful thinking opinion piece titled, “Expect fireworks with Garcia win,” describing the May 20 runoff election.

The City of Phoenix is comprised of 8 regional districts, (map), each electing its own council member. Districts 5 and 9 were at play. The newly elected District 8 councilman Carlos Garcia, is enthusiastically described  by Diaz as a “Mexican native, and an “uncompromisingly revolutionary, unwavering in his defense of undocumented immigrants.” Diaz neglects to mention Garcia is also known to lead chants, “chinga la migra” (f**k the Border Patrol).

She is so stoked by the prospect of seditious insurgents in city hall that she begins two adjacent paragraphs with the words, “It’ll be fascinating to watch….”

It’ll be fascinating to watch García navigate Phoenix city government, which oversees the police department that his organization Puente Arizona and others are suing for clearing out an anti-Trump protest last year.

It’ll be fascinating to watch what kind of councilman García will turn out to be. She asks, “Will he remain the same firebrand who led protesters to chain themselves to the doors of the state’s Capitol…?”

District 5, on Phoenix’ west side, was won by Betty Guardado, a union activist. Editorialist  Diaz, incapable of using the words ‘radical leftists,’ writes, “Like García and recently elected Mayor Kate Gallego, Guardado is a progressive,” making her sound like a reincarnated President Teddy Roosevelt, which she is definitely not. She’s the director of organizing and vice president of Unite Here Local 11 and UNITE HERE labor unions, promising during a campaign rally, “This state is going to turn blue!” Read the linked exposés of the $multimillion unions she leads provided by Influence Watch.  

We are told,”Phoenicians should expect fireworks from Carlos García, who made no qualms about why he sought the council seat in the first place, “to give a voice to the most marginalized.” Which brings us to a bit of history:

Phoenix was previously governed by what was known as “Charter Government,” a mayoral candidate and at-large council candidates, who represented various backgrounds and interests. They ran as a slate, and though they had occasional challengers, they usually won as a team. Most importantly, they did not represent specific districts. This encouraged interaction and working together to benefit city as a whole.

Leftist perennial candidate Samuel Pearson Goddard, III, opting for the chummier nickname, “Terry” (based on Trey for “the third”) — won as mayor, though repeatedly losing trying to replicate his father’s single gubernatorial term. Goddard should be held responsible for dividing the city by districts and eliminating party affiliation, labeling the mayor and council candidates “non-partisan,” as if that concealed their bent.

We can thank liberal elitist Terry Goddard for making ethnicity the sole determiner of representation and irreparably fractionalizing Phoenix.


#RedsForEd teachers aggressively stalk legislators

May 29, 2019

The May 29 edition of the Hillary-endorsing local newspaper features a large photo of teachers, incorrectly headlined as “educators,” clad in their #RedsForEd tee shirts monitoring  state legislators. They filled the gallery of the Arizona Senate chamber to keep a “close eye on the new state budget.” The threat in the tagline is, “they want to hold legislators accountable.” Most are on their cell phones.

Let’s cut to the chase. In 2018 Arizona public school teachers, in violation of their contractual agreements, abandoned over 840,000 students for a week following a 23-year-old avowed Socialist— as they marched, danced to a brass band at the state capitol and clamored for a 20% pay raise for their part-time employment. Gov. Doug Ducey, momentarily balked, then caved to their outrageous demands.  SocialistWorker.org gloated.

SRAZ directs your attention to the 2019 activism expansion, which includes a brief video of how President Reagan handled the PATCO Air traffic controller strikers: May Day: Significant day for teachers to abandon students.

Today’s newspaper’s account calls their “activism more subdued.” They are given credit for sitting in the gallery through the late night through early morning session, which is often typical for legislators. The irony of the leftwing, unionized teachers* keeping a hawk eye on the state budget negotiations and threatening to “hold  legislators accountable,” is Arizona legislators have not had a pay increase since 1998. Unlike neighboring state California, where legislators are paid $110,459 and a hefty per diem of $192, our legislators receive $24,000 with $35 per diem for those within Maricopa County and $65 for those who often have to find local accommodations in a state that is larger than many eastern seaboard states. Sparsely populated North Dakota pays $177/day plus a lodging reimbursement up to $1,682 per month.

Political activism far supersedes a desire to positively impact students. Arizona public school students continue to under-perform as a shockingly low 41% of Arizona students passed math and reading on the 2018 AzMERIT test administered in grades 3-12 as reported by North Phoenix News.

Teachers are busying themselves electing Democrats. That is their commitment. It is not Arizona’s students. In Cave Creek School District, they’ve teamed with Planned Parenthood to sexualize elementary school children, but the kids can’t read with proficiency.

*Open Secrets