Seeing Red AZ has occasionally shared a particularly enlightening column we’ve encountered with our readers — posting it under the headline, “Weekend Reading Guaranteed to Make you Smarter.” Today we upgrade our previous description as we bring you the genius of favored columnist, Victor Davis Hanson, and his most recent commentary titled, “The Thinnest Veneer of Civilization.” Appearing on Townhall, it embodies sheer brilliance. Reading it is sure to raise knowledge levels and possibly our IQs.
Arizona’s failing newspaper employs a pitiful man who obediently carries its polluted water. It’s the ideal job for a wizened toady past retirement age who needs to feel relevant. And how does he accomplish this feat? EJ Montini focuses his bile on people who have had careers in public service; actually accomplishing all that eluded pathetic EJ who uses his keyboard to spew vile hatred.
What distresses this pitiful shell of a man is Republicans. Conservatives drive him to distraction. As General Election Day approaches he has lost all sense of restraint and engages in name-calling like the neighborhood bully who threw rocks and threats, but cowardly kept his distance, as we were walking to school. The difference is, Montini has no heft, either physically or mentally. His stock in trade is derision with contemptible abhorrence thrown into his unsavory brew.
It’s not enough that this characterless character is hate-filled and perpetually enraged at GOP politicians; his stock in trade is smearing them. His latest targets are Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state.
The thought of them ascending to Arizona’s top two offices is more than Montini can process. He actually calls them “Donald Trump cultists.”
Resorting to venomous tirades, he attempts to link both Republicans and state Senator Wendy Rogers to a state senate candidate in Oklahoma, who Montini has declared to be “homophobic and anti-Semitic,” vicious handles he hopes will somehow stick to the Arizona candidates.
The only thing that will stick is the stench of Montini‘s boundless hatred of Republicans. He is drenched in the repulsive odor.
The U.S. Census takes place every ten years. The fundamental reason for the headcount, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s website is to comply with “The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 2, which states. “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers…”
“Apportionment is the process of dividing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states, based on the state population counts that result from each decennial census. These results determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years.”
Obviously it is critically important. With democrats in control, vigilance is crucial — which is why we direct our readers to “Census Bureau Admits Overcounting 7 Blue States, Just 1 Red State,” written by Hans von Spakovsky, whose impressive bio follows his photo.
The Census Bureau, mandated by the U.S. Constitution, is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its qualified director Robert L. Santos, is irrelevantly identified as being the first Hispanic to head the agency. He was appointed by Joe Biden, who puts a premium on genetic factors outside of our control.
The Census Bureau, mandated by the U.S. Constitution, is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its qualified director Robert L. Santos, is irrelevantly identified as being the first Hispanic to head the agency. He was appointed by Joe Biden, who puts a premium on genetic factors outside of our control. Even the FBI, whose stated mission is to “Protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States,” has shamefully fallen into the “Diversity and Inclusion” contrivance.
Seeing Red AZ has occasionally used the title, “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter,” bringing our readers such nationally acclaimed conservative luminaries as historian Victor Davis Hanson, constitutional law expert Mark Levin or previously, Professors Thomas Sowell (ret. 2016) and Walter Williams (d. 2020).
Today we feature former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth, now a broadcaster and columnist who knows more than a thing or two about Arizona politics. His most recent column, ‘Sinematic’ moment for Arizona’s senior senator, published in the Mesa Tribune is both entertaining and informative.
Take time to read it. You’ll be glad you did.
Today we gift our readers with the brilliance of Victor Davis Hanson and his most recent column titled, ‘Civil War’ Porn. Once again he zones in on indisputable truths making us all smarter for having taken the time to read the well-presented facts.
Prof. Hanson, a prolific author, has also written “The Case for Trump.”
Arizona voters are gearing up for the Aug. 2, 2022 Primary Election, whether voting early or on Election Day. Pertinent information can be found here. Exercising our rights is an integral part of American freedom. So too, is freedom of the press, enshrined by congress in our First Amendment. The fact is, hard copy news has gone the way of the buggy whip as Associated Press recently admitted. The local newspaper, shriveling in size and filled with disreputable content, remarkably relinquished its reins on pre-election endorsements after infuriated subscribers cancelled in the wake of its Hillary Clinton endorsement. In the aftermath, the Arizona Republic whined that it received death threats following that ill-conceived position. The daily’s more recent tactic is to create an echo chamber of anti-conservatism generally, and anti-Trumpism, specifically, as a reliable arm of the democrat party. Journalists left long ago, replaced by Cronkite J school students and reporters who fit these constricted parameters. As examples, the newspaper that brags about hiring based on ethnicity and gender — they call it diversity and inclusion — has a employee who specializes in “people experiencing homelessness” and another who is unable to type the words “illegal alien,” repeatedly using the word “migrant,“ to describe America’s invaders. The brassiest new tactic is coddling incarcerated criminals while ravaging the Arizona prison system.
The upcoming primary and general elections present unique challenges, since Trump-hatred is so virulent, Trump endorsed candidates become pariahs. With staff dwindling, the two remaining columnists who previously specialized in sap have taken on the mantle of hate-mongers and deceit spewers. A recent pro-abortion column by emaciated leftist E.J. Montini was headlined, “GOP’s goal is complete subjugation of women,” which is not only insulting, it’s untrue. Laurie Roberts whose specialty was exposing the plight of children in tenuous situations, has joined Montini in disparaging Republicans while glorifying democrats — advising the remaining readers not to believe the polls if they don’t align with her leftwing wishful thinking. She conveniently forgets it was Republican governors who appointed her Republican sister Ann Timmer to the Court of Appeals and then as a justice on the Arizona Supreme Court.
Facts are of no consequence. “It’s the agenda stupid.*
*Bill Clinton’s strategist James Carville coined the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid,” during the 1992 presidential campaign.
How fortunate we are to have a series of columns written by Victor Davis Hanson Ph.D available to us. In “The Cry-Baby Leftist Mind,” illuminating the change of attitude toward the U.S. Supreme Court, he mentions the recent mob assault on the Arizona state senate. An additional gift is “Trumpology.”
Stay out of the heat and increase your knowledge. It’s a win-win.
When you finish Victor Davis Hanson, you might want to read this recent letter to the White House press secretary from Biden’s physician, Kevin C. O’Connor, D.O., describing Biden’s medical condition since contracting the Corona virus. Dr. O’Connor provides assurances that Biden’s nearly 80-year-old “voice remains deep.”
You won’t want to miss, “Why the Left Will Cut Biden Loose.”
Far left newspapers quickly dying off
There’s no question hard copy newspapers are a relic from times past. Even Associated Press acknowledged that fact with its recent report titled, “U.S. newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each week.” News is now free, instant and as close as our fingertips. Various vantage points are the reader’s to choose. Paying to be insulted is no longer the only option.
The hapless, dwindling number* of subscribers to the local daily have been met with outrageous assaults for their loyalty. This Dec. 30, 2021, post, ‘AZ Republic reneges on subscribers third time since Sept.,” exposed the latest money saving scam engaged in by the failing newspaper: Non-deliveries to paying subscribers, commonly known as theft.
Columnists who previously wrote inanities, have now become voices of the democrat party, relentlessly promoting illegal immigration.
When the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating newspaper runs a report titled, “What to know about primary voting,” it’s time to run the other way. One of the authors is former democrat and unconcealed Trump-despiser Stephen Richer, who is currently Maricopa County recorder, overseeing our countywide elections. In 2020, he squeaked into office 50.1% to 49.9%.
The Arizona Republic is struggling with a skeleton crew rife with editor-less student reporters who have trouble with basic grammar. Hard leftist Elvia Diaz, the digital editor of the Spanish language version La Voz, has taken over as director of opinion. Diaz, who entered the U.S. illegally with her family, “will edit The Republic’s Viewpoints section, opinion columnists and guest writers, set the board’s agenda and, working with the executive editor and the board, shape The Republic’s institutional voice.” That should definitely garner more readers.
Another vicious Republican-hater, Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, is now on the radical Washington Post’s payroll in the newly created position of “Democracy Reporter for Arizona,” a job that likely requires dagger-like slashing proficiency.
Greg Burton, the newspaper’s executive editor caved to these demands and responded by reconfiguring the staff according to gender and ethnicity, traits none of us can alter and which have nothing to do with professional skills.
The Republic’s subscriptions have been declining for years, with the majority senior citizen demographic easily identified by the ads for mobility scooters, dentures, hearing aids, erectile dysfunction cures, and walk-in bathtubs as the dead giveaway. It supplements its income by gouging bereaved family members for overpriced obituaries honoring their love ones. Hoping to stay afloat a while longer, the distressed newspaper ran a half-page, full-color ad complete with an exclamation point on its news pages: “Printing Press Operators Needed! $24.68 per hour, plus lead operator pay.” It has also advertised for residential delivery personnel before it makes the financially advantageous switch to an all digital publication.
* Phoenix Business Journal
On Friday, Seeing Red AZ marked our 15th anniversary of delivering daily posts from a conservative perspective. Today, we are gifting our loyal readers a celebratory column written by brilliant conservative Victor Davis Hanson, titled, “Why the Left Will Cut Biden Loose.”
We are living in unprecedented times, lacking leadership as national and international conditions become more dire. Prof. Hanson’s column is definitely worth your time.