Contrarian McCain’s legacy: Colluding with the left

September 27, 2017

From his bonding to amnesty for illegals, lack of commitment to tax reform and promoting campaign finance measures crafted to benefit Democrats — through to his deception on health care reform and sports teams’ refusal to respect our American flag and national anthem — McCain takes the wrong side

After selling out Americans for the second time with his “no” vote on replacing Obamacare, John McCain has moved on to giving aid and comfort to those who disrespect our national symbols of liberty — the American flag and national anthem.

We could lay his betrayals off on what his Mayo doctors referred to as an aggressive brain malignancy, and sympathetically declare that he is reacting to the scourge that’s overtaken his sensibilities. It only takes a brief moment to regain equilibrium and recognize that McCain, now 81, is acting as he always has, in whatever manner gains him the most press and attention as he cravenly colludes with the left and then configures himself as a “conservative during campaign season.

In the instances of his stance voting in opposition to healthcare reform, there is one response.  It happens to be the same reason he is siding with the unpatriotic NFL players who show contempt for the symbols of our freedoms by”taking a knee” and refusing to stand for the national anthem.

The reason is based in his jealousy of and hatred for President Donald Trump, a political outsider who attained what McCain spent his entire career angling for — the presidency. It rankles McCain that Donald Trump overcame 16 other Republican contenders and now continues to work toward fulfilling promises he made to the American people as the 2016 GOP standard-bearer. Keeping promises is a concept beyond John McCain‘s limited abilities.

There was a time when kneeling was indicative of a display of humility and honor. With the National Football League, it denotes unity with broad and unfounded oppressive racial overtones. The football players live large on their inflated salaries paid for by sports fans who just want to see a game. They are tiring of the ongoing and increasing displays of arrogance and lack of patriotism. As a result, attendance and viewership is down. NFL has come to stand for “Not For Long.”

In her nationally syndicated column today, NFL Pigskins at the Public Trough, Michelle Malkin details the $billions spent on taxpayer-funded stadiums across the country.  But that doesn’t bother the tone-deaf John McCain, who sides with the players “rights” of free speech.

Although the First Amendment protects free speech, there are limitations. While the government is prohibited from infringing on free speech, private businesses are not. Workplaces have the ability to determine what is allowable within their confines. Sports teams are well-financed workplaces.

President Trump’s defense of patriotism is correct. John McCain is on the wrong side — again.

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Jeff Flake refers to illegal aliens as “Americans by choice”

August 22, 2017

In a blunderous description reminiscent of failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who said illegals aliens come to America as an “act of love” — Jeff Flake now calls these same foreign invaders who disregard our sovereign border, “Americans by choice.” Jeb favored a “pathway to citizenship” to allow those here in violation of the law to “come out of the shadows.” At the time, Jeff Flake praised the absurd contention that breaking our laws was “an act of love.”

“Truth is, I agree with Jeb, and I applaud him for having the guts to say it,” Flake posted on Facebook as reported by Huffington Post in 2014. “Growing up here in Arizona, I’ve seen what motivates those who come here illegally. Sure, some come with the intent to do harm or simply to take advantage of our generosity. But many come to find work to feed their families. To lump everyone who crosses the border illegally into the same class is unfair and unproductive.”

Now, in a sappy op-ed in the New York Times, Jeff Flake takes another potshot at President Donald Trump’s immigration polices as he recounts his family’s ranch and his father’s hiring practices of employing illegals. The fact that some were repeatedly deported and  returned didn’t bother the senior Flake, who rehired them.  His bottom line took precedence.

The New York Times is the same left-wing newspaper former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, a McCain protégé, ran to as he hurled insults at Arizonans who simply want our nation’s laws respected. Shadegg went across the country to the liberal eastern press to call us “xenophobic and intolerant,“ invectives he never used to our faces, especially as he solicited our donations and votes.

Roy Beck, founder and president of NumbersUSA provides an in-depth report on amnesty-supporter Sen. Jeff Flake, titled,Sen. Flake extols his family’s illegal-alien hiring in attack on RAISE Act.

This evening President Donald Trump will address a rally of supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center. No rational conservative would either expect or desire Jeff Flake, a persistent detractor of the president to show up. Ditto McCain, who has relentlessly opposed President Trump and his policies.  Both men, who colluded with Democrat leaders on the “Gang of 8” amnesty scheme, were booed (video) by elected Republican state committeemen at a GOP statutory when they were slipped in the back door and led onstage by former AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham.

McCain had previously been censured by the same delegates.  He retaliated by plotting with San Francisco-based Obama donors and others of their ilk to purge conservative elected precinct committeemen from their posts. These internecine purges have been McCain’s ongoing commitment, even taking place in precincts this past election cycle. 

Will Arizona’s Republican U.S. House members show up to honor our Republican Commander in Chief? Their presence  — or absence — will speak volumes as the 2018 elections roll around. Those who ran and were elected as Republicans are Martha McSally, CD 2; Paul Gosar, CD 4; Andy Biggs, CD 5; David Schweikert, CD 6; and Trent Franks, CD 8.


Hero or Goat? Typifying the liberal quandary

July 30, 2017

Though deeply entrenched in the digital world, there remains an enigmatic appeal to holding a book or magazine in our hands and turning pages. This explains why the arrival of the conservative Weekly Standard in the mailbox each week is such a pleasure.

The magazine runs the gamut from serious commentary, analysis of the news to dashes of humor. Today we bring you the humor, which we all so richly deserve after the antics that dominated the news this past week. This selection is from The Scrapbook:

Hero or Goat?

The latest threat to the American workforce has arrived, and it’s on four hooves.

A public-employee union is up in arms over a team of blue-collar billy-goats employed to clear brush on a college campus. The union claims that by using the animals, Western Michigan University is snatching jobs away from union workers. They’re not kidding around, either—the union has filed a grievance against the university. Their complaint is a sort of inversion of Orwell’s Animal Farm motto: Two legs good, four legs ba-a-a-a-ad.

What’s particularly delightful about this conflict is how it pits two key leftist enterprises—public-employee unions and college environmentalists—against one another. After all, the reason Western Michigan University chose goat grazers in the first place was concern for the environment. Eschewing chemicals, the college instead opted for the green solution, hiring a team of 20 goats to clear 10 acres of rough bramble and poison ivy. Last year a trip of 10 goats proved efficient and sustainable, and the current flock is ahead of schedule.

Alas, such environmental considerations weren’t enough to pacify the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The union was quick to leap to the defense of its members in the face of the ruminant menace.

And just how great is that menace? The Washington Post did the math and found that in one month, one person with a tractor can do the work of 3,600 goats. Even if all 2.5 million goats in the United States were employed, they would only threaten 347 full-time human jobs nationwide.

Small as that number may be (and it’s nothing compared with the threat posed by automated robot goats), it’s not nonexistent, which leaves leftists with a dilemma. It seems to The Scrapbook that there is an obvious compromise that would satisfy all parties: The goats should unionize.


Dignity, collegiality and propriety? We need a fighter

July 20, 2017

Author Evan Sayet provides a rational look at the political world as it is. Take a couple of minutes to read, “He fights.”  

The title comes from a wartime statement made by President Lincoln describing General Ulysses Grant. Donald Trump is America’s first wartime president in the Culture War. The analogy is unmistakable.


Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio exhibits more integrity than foes

June 24, 2017

In anticipation of his upcoming trial, the failing Arizona Republic is thrusting a multi-pronged pitchfork in Joe Arpaio’s direction.  Dissipated columnist EJ Montini gloats in an on-line video in which he appears to be unwell. His counterpart, Laurie Roberts leaps onboard with her own spew of negativity. Political cartoonist Steve Benson, who devoted years to churning out contemptuous criticism towards Arpaio has now turned his focus to President Trump, another Republican to despise and attempt to bring down.

This single sentence sums up the newspaper’s bias: “Joe Arpaio — the man, not the lawman — is the defendant in a federal criminal trial scheduled to begin in Phoenix on Monday.”

Arpaio, who fittingly celebrated his 85th birthday which occurs on Flag Day, faces a criminal contempt trial on allegations that he violated a federal judge’s orders to stop enforcing federal immigration law. Joe Arpaio, the son of Italian immigrants, has obviously never been against immigration. Illegal hordes invading our country, using counterfeit or stolen ID to facilitate their lives here are not immigrants.

What you need to remember: Joe Arpaio, an Army veteran and career lawman who rose from a Washington DC police officer to worldwide assignments within the Drug Enforcement Administration, culminating with heading the Arizona DEA office prior to initially running for Sheriff in 1992 — was doing the job the citizens of Maricopa County repeatedly elected him to do.

Democrat Paul Penzone, the Soros supported leftist candidate, who succeeded Arpaio is working to eradicate any semblance of the last 24 years where Sheriff Arpaio was the popular chief law enforcement professional in Maricopa County. The liberal newspaper, which supports open borders and amnesty, led the charge against him. Shamefully the editorial policy is overseen by editor Phil Boas, who is Arpaio’s son-in-law. Boas claims he recuses himself from coverage of Arpaio.

George Soros, a muti-billionaire, is a socialist who ultimately dropped $2 million into Penzone’s campaign as he has been funding liberal candidates across the nation in an attempt to alter the U.S. Justice system. Politico carries the shocking exposé.

Discover the Networks exposes George Soros’ well-funded tentacles.


Liberal hypocrite mob emboldened by ability to repress free speech

April 24, 2017

On occasion we’ve posted columns under the heading, “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter.” They’ve been written by well-respected conservative thinkers who had a message we thought our readers would not only appreciate, but actually benefit from.

Today is Monday.  The weekend is behind us. But the column by Derek Hunter posted on Townhall is definitely worth your time. We hope you‘ll take time to read, Is Ann Coulter The Last Conservative With Guts?”

Focusing on the left’s repression of speech that disagrees with its own, Hunter highlights not only the withdrawal of an invitation issued to Ann Coulter to speak at UC Berkeley — and her refusal to acquiesce — but also on the removal of prime time stalwart Bill O’Reilly, host of Fox News’ highest rated show The O”Reilly Factor.

Derek Hunter zones in on ground zero as he states: “To the fascistic left, Fox News can’t do right because its existence is wrong. As long as it exists, they will find something to be upset about and demand action on. And advertisers will cave. I don’t know what Bill O’Reilly did or didn’t do,“ he writes,  “but I do know nothing was proven.”

As to the issue of subjugating First Amendment freedoms on campuses that should be bastions of liberty, Hunter writes, “But the Nazi march across publicly funded college campuses to prevent students from inviting conservative speakers is a government issue. It’s a direct, unambiguous violation of the First Amendment. Where’s the outrage? Where are the public statements of condemnation? More importantly, where is the legislation to defund these indoctrination centers?”


A vile goodbye from a sour Stephen Lemons

April 21, 2017

Brags about dancing on the graves of conservatives

Stephen Lemons is a columnist for the giveaway Phoenix New Times tabloid. Fitting the definition of a rag, it’s worth exactly what people pay for it.  After years of spewing hatred aimed at conservative elected officials, Lemons is taking his sour tour on the road, moving to Alabama. He describes his new gig this way:

“I’m leaving due to an offer from another outlet, as the grown-ups say, an organization that sues the pants off racists and gives their property to minorities.”

In Lemons’ small-minded, self-loathing world, those who don’t march in lockstep with him qualify as racists.

We are intentionally not posting a link to his farewell column. For most of us, taking a shower at work is not an option, and readers of his column would definitely feel the urge to lather up with a disinfectant.

Lemons is a cockroach who has made a living creeping through dung heaps. If he finds nothing other than his own droppings, he’ll construct something by deadline in order to sensationalize the mundane and satisfy his own decadent interests.

He is fond of flinging words made up by the left to further their causes. “Nativist” gets a workout, as has “birther.” He is not above portraying contrivances as fact.

Stephen Lemons insults a former Arizona governor as a  “pathetic, grizzled, uneducated boob,” saying he looks forward to returning to Arizona to dance on the grave of that still agile and healthy Republican, in the same way he claims he previously did on the tombstone of U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms. He finagles the opportunity to refer to the Republican senator who died in 2008, as a racist, but withholds any mention of Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd, who had once been an active member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Hate monger Lemons, routinely decimates former 6-term elected Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and thanks the Phoenix New Times for giving him “carte blanche to wreak as much havoc as possible on the octogenarian autocrat.” Below a cheery photo of himself, Lemons is quoted, “Just the thought of Arpaio being booked makes me smile.”

This is how vermin Stephen Lemons signed off his final column:

“Sometimes, cutting a jig over the corpses of mean-spirited, race-bating troglodytes — once they’ve passed of natural causes — is the best you get in this life. And I’ll take it.”

Nice guy.

He’ll be a real asset to the radical left-wing hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, his new gig in Montgomery Alabama.