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.

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Ann Coulter clarifies the 14th amendment

November 4, 2018

Navigating through the maze of “birthright citizenship” can be a daunting task.                                                                                         

This superb analysis clarifying the issue is titled,The true history of millstone babies.” Author Ann Coulter boldly asserts, “If you’d like to be the smartest person at your next cocktail party by knowing the truth about the 14th Amendment, this is the column for you!”

A political commentator, syndicated columnist and author of numerous best selling books, Coulter is also a lawyer — evidenced by the well researched legal facts in her enlightening article on this timely subject.

Exemplifying the calamitous state of our border crisis, are the thousands of Central American invaders from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, who were facilitated by conduit Mexico. The current wave of Guatemalans are moving ever closer to breaching our southern border.

President Trump has correctly responded by deploying 15,000 troops, though they are largely symbolic. He needs to follow that action by cutting off all foreign aid (move cursor over country) to the nations that are facilitating this onslaught. Money bridges any language gap. Eliminating our taxpayer-funded generosity will be understood even by illiterates and would definitely be the motivating factor their governments need.

Arizonans know all too well, the wall must be completed. The money we save could be better directed to this needed construction.


Consequences of massive Honduran invasion

October 23, 2018

Occasionally SRAZ reposts a column we find particularly compelling to share with our readers. We do this under the heading, “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter.” Today is Tuesday, so although that title doesn’t work, it’s a certainty you’ll be better informed after reading,Migrant Caravan Points Way to GOP Midterm Success,” by Brian C. Joondeph, M.D., writing for American Thinker. In addition to a keen insight, he provides photos showing the enormity of the invasion featuring thousands of mostly young men.

The border state of Arizona, a major illegal entry portal, is particularly vulnerable, as our southern “neighbor” Mexico, once again allows the teeming, uneducated, multitudes of Central Americans safe passage.  Once here, following coaching by their benefactors, they claim refugee status, though many wave the Honduran flag, while others burn ours.

To bolster Dr. Joondeph’s contentions, we turn to Numbers USA’s Immigration Report Card locator. These are the grades earned by Arizona’s Congressional Representatives.  Notice who is actually doing the job of representing us. All of the Democrats received an F- score, including leftist Kyrsten Sinema, now running for the U.S. Senate and deceitfully portraying herself as an “Independent — who just wants to get things done.” It’s imperative Arizonans elect Republican Martha McSally.

Democrats, who have given us sanctuary cities, want to abolish  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and curtail citizenship requirements for voting, are looking no further than the immediacy of expanding the Democrat voter base. Their goal is to render the Republican Party — the party of Lincoln, Reagan and Trump — to the same status as the Whigs.

Our U.S. Congress, which is Constitutionally mandated* with the duty of protecting the United States from foreign invasion, pathetically offers nothing.

 * H/T Heritage Foundation


The appalling descent of liberalism

October 8, 2018

As many of our readers are aware, SRAZ occasionally devotes a weekend post to a column we view as particularly worthy of our reader’s time. These are posted under the heading “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter.” Today is, of course, Monday. That title doesn’t work.

Know this: If you set aside three minutes to read, “The Mean-Spirited Left,” it will resonate with you throughout the day. The points are strong and well stated by Powerline’s John Hinderaker, encapsulating other aspects of the lunacy that undergirds today‘s left. You’ll have a clearer frame of reference when reviewing the spectacles we’ve observed leading up to the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the 114th associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. There have been other contentious battles at this level, but none descending into the raw political muck and mire we just witnessed — all part of a steadily creeping, ruthless, contagion that has overtaken the left.

Hinderaker ends his compelling commentary with these words: “Today’s liberals have no decency. None whatsoever. Perhaps the most depressing fact is that, to my knowledge, not a single prominent Democrat has repudiated his party’s descent into madness.”


Barack Obama: Prime example of the left’s hypocrisy

October 5, 2018

America under Trump reaches new highs that have nothing to do with illicit drugs or booze binges

This video* is worthy of note after the debacle Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been put through in the wake of his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Donald Trump.

Democrats have a far different standard for themselves. Barack Obama, who admitted to being a thug, who got into fights, indulged in heavy drinking and using marijuana and even cocaine, which he called “substances that weren’t always legal,“ never faced criticism on his way to the White House.

-“I was a thug,” a “mischievous child”

-“I got into fights.”

-“I drank and did–and consumed substances that weren’t always legal.”

-“I might have drank a six-pack in an hour before going back to class”

Michael W. Chapman, writing for CNS News compares Brett Kavanaugh’s beer drinking to Barack Obama’s excesses, that Obama cockily brags about and which never became an issue during his presidential campaign. The actual issue for Kavanaugh —- a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit since 2006 —- has nothing to do with him, his unquestioned integrity or his impartial adherence to the law. He has been targeted because the far left is still reeling in disbelief that scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton lost in 2016. The contemptible treatment he and his family have endured is based in anti-Trumpism. The adherents to this new mob-mentality dogma are fanatical, extremist zealots who have no sense of rationality.

This morning’s headlines reporting the lowest unemployment numbers since 1969 and President Trump’s soaring 51% approval rating —- dwarfing Obama’s at the same point in his presidency —- are of no consequence to the those who believe in mob rule. The rest of us rejoice in the stellar news.

* H/T Rich Saavedra


Untrustworthy Flake hit with damning Biblical analogy

October 4, 2018

…sans 30 pieces of silver

Jeff Flake, Arizona’s “on the skids” senator, has reached the final stage of his political career. Responding in the only way possible to an unprecedented, abysmal 18 percent approval rating in his home state following his first senate term, he took the path of least resistance and didn’t run for reelection. 

Unfortunately, pretentious Flake has neither the refinement nor wisdom to leave quietly. Those character traits are not ingrained in the persona of a man who camped alone on a deserted island in 2011 as an excuse to send out shirtless beefcake photos of himself. The now fawning, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic was not always such a Flake fan. It referred to him asa coward,“ anda mere politician, no longer a statesman,” when he disappointed them by reversing his stance on amnesty for illegal aliens during a U.S. House campaign. The newspaper needn’t have worried. It was just election based rhetoric that he tossed aside after the votes were counted.

Fast forward to 2018. Now possessed by a virulent anti-Trump mania, Flake is using his remaining time in D.C. fanning the flames set by his Democrat cohorts who are doing everything in their power to derail the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.  When there was nothing of substance to use against the respected federal appellate judge, Christine Blasey Ford, a-less-than-truthful witness sprang forth with allegations dating back nearly 40 years to their high school days. Though she has been caught lying (i.e., her fear of flying was found to be bogus), her memory is fuzzy and no one has corroborated her new-found memories, she has Jeff Flake joining the Democrats, to keep picking at this festering boil.

Make no mistake. What we are witnessing is raw political warfare intended to deny Pres. Trump another appointment to the Supreme Court. In 2016, Flake and McCain both stated they would not vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump.

One of the best assessments of the debacle, is titled,GOP‘s Judas,” by Clarence V. McKee for Newsmax. He nails Flake — as a modern-day Judas Iscariot — who didn’t even get his “thirty pieces of silver” for selling out the GOP Judiciary Committee and Senate colleagues.

This morning, the Senate began reviewing the FBI’s completed report on the allegations.


Grant Woods threatens reprising McCain

September 25, 2018

The Arizona Republic newspaper has gotten lazy. Subscriptions waned as former readers wearied of having their intelligence insulted with a constant barrage of regurgitated, spleen venting leftism. The newspaper’s Trump haters, unified in their vitriol, band together in a daily choreographed frenzy — armed with honed word swords with which to annihilate their conservative enemies. Between the editorial page doyens, the columnists and political cartoonist, the obliteration of foes takes primacy.

John McCain remains a deity to which all employees knees bend in supplication. Though his three-day funeral came to an end, his presence is still felt. The latest manifestation is a 13 x 6 inch, halftone screen, shadowy head and shoulder shot of the now deceased senator, grinning. And what is worthy of the toothy smile, eerie, though it is?

Nothing less than the first of two pages, written by Grant Woods, his first chief of staff when McCain was a one-termer in the U.S. House nearly four decades ago. Woods later was elected Arizona Attorney General.

Still bombastic, the Medicare eligible Woods has nary a gray hair on his Oxford Brown shoe polish toned head. The self-aggrandizing Woods writes a “My Turn” column titled, “Why McCain’s death might convince me to run for Senate (just not as a Republican).”

“If I believe our country is in perilous times, what is my responsibility as a citizen to do something about it? I have to do more, that much is clear,” he writes. “But does that mean I have to run for office again, this time for my mentor John McCain’s seat in the U.S. Senate? Maybe it does. I have the option of running as an Independent.  It suit me and would be a lot of fun.”

His sole practice law firm website is also replete with braggadocio. Former public defender Woods pompously refers to himself as, “one of Arizona’s most acclaimed and successful lawyers,” calling his own career “legendary.” Normally such glowing accolades are bestowed by fans, but Grant Woods has no fan that matches the guy he sees in the mirror each morning. 

For GOP squish Woods to threaten to run as anything but a Republican is no threat at all.  For years he has garnered publicity using this same maneuver. He’s publicly endorsed numerous Democrats from Hillary Clinton to liberal Dems Terry Goddard and Felecia Rotellini for AZ Attorney General in two separate races. Leftist Harry Mitchell was Grant Wood’s pick for Congress. His name was prominently displayed on the list of Republicans for Janet Napolitano, (click to enlarge) the worst Arizona governor in memory, who later abandoned her post to join the Obama administration.

Invariably on the wrong side of issues, Woods prosecuted U.S. Border patrol agent Nicholas Corbett, charging him with second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide in the fatal shooting of an illegal alien during a border altercation. Corbett, who maintained he acted in self-defense, was tried twice, with both cases resulting in hung juries as Woods did not prove the case.

The thought of this Democrat-endorsing, McCain clone trying to resurrect the now buried Republicrat is chilling — even in Arizona where the September temperatures are still in the triple digits.