Mount McKinley gets Squaw Peaked

September 1, 2015

Obama purges American history to conform to political correctness

Although it’s being configured as restoring the original native Alaskan name, Obama’s politically motivated name change of Mount McKinley to Denali has taken a questionable route all too familiar to Arizonans.

As the story goes, North America’s tallest mountain got its officially recognized name in 1896, when a prospector, William Dickey, was exploring in central Alaska. When he heard the news that William McKinley, a Republican and Spanish-American war hero, had received his party’s presidential nomination, Dickey named the mountain in his honor. The name was formally recognized in 1917. It should be noted that numerous native peoples of the area had their own names for the massive peak.

In unilaterally switching the name, Obama is effectively thumbing his nose at McKinley, the 25th president, who was born in Ohio and assassinated early in his second term. Ohioans have long pointed with pride at the towering Alaskan mountain named for their native son. Ohio’s congressional delegation, both Republicans and Democrats, have reacted angrily, calling Obama’s actions “deeply disappointing” as well as an “insulting political stunt.“ 

Squaw Peak, a popular hiking site and focal point of central Phoenix, received similar treatment in 2003, when New York-born Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano determined the word “Squaw” was derogatory.  Using ham-handed tactics not previously seen, she ramrodded  through the name change to Piestewa Peak, honoring Army Pfc. Lori Piestewa — a Hopi tribal member killed in the Iraq War. Napolitano waived the five-year waiting period required for posthumous naming to effect the change and her henchman bullied the chairman of the state geographic names board.

Napolitano later abandoned the governorship to join the Obama regime as the ineffectual chieftain of Homeland Security, noted for her blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for actual border security: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

Political correctness is a hallmark of the left. Common sense?  Not so much.


Ending birthright citizenship = end to anchor babies

August 20, 2015

The Washington Examiner reports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship in the United States “could revive a similar proposal in Congress that has never gained traction despite past support from top leaders.” The article cites Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, (watch him in linked video) and House Speaker John Boehner, (R-OH), who is all over the map on any given subject on any given day. We can count on them for nothing.

Birthright Citizenship is the automatic granting of citizenship to children born to non-citizens within a nation’s borders or territories. The United States and Canada are now the only developed nations in the world to still offer Birthright Citizenship to tourists and illegal aliens. Those children are known as anchor babies since the birth of one on American soil facilitates “chain migration” or the ability of that infant in diapers, usually supplied by your tax dollars, to act as the conduit to bring in the rest of the extended family. It is a preposterous misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, which rightly granted citizenship to American-born children of African-born slaves freed after the Civil War.

In recent years the practice has been repealed by the nations of Australia (2007), New Zealand (2005), Ireland (2005), France (1993), India (1987), Malta (1989), UK (1983), and Portugal (1981).

The list “Developed Nations” that disallow the practice can be seen  on NumbersUSA along with the list of “Other Nations” that join in refusing to accept the this surefire means of destroying the unifying heritage of a country. The NumbersUSA website also lists the 2016 presidential candidates who support and oppose ending birthright citizenship. Although the post was just updated there are missing candidates.

Seeing Red AZ has written about the issue and its many incarnations as far back as 2010 with the post Anchor babies and “birth tourism” making the news. and Birth tourism” alive and well in 2012.

Americans are increasingly being told what words they can use to describe the worsening situation. “Illegal alien” is an unkind description of those who thumb their noses at our laws while invading our sovereign nation. By 2011, the New York Times explained the term “anchor baby” has been redefined as a slur.

In 2013, we wrote the amnesty supporting Arizona Republic speaks illegalese, followed by Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press, in which we reported that the AP Stylebook was ditching the term “illegal immigrant” as politically incorrect.

America is not yet the totalitarian regime described in George Orwell’s book, 1984. Redefining language is a calculated tool of the left. Don’t fall in line.


Who’s $pending to exert political influence?

August 15, 2015

Record amounts spent by three top lobbying groups in Q2, 2015

On July 20th, filings on federal lobbying expenditures made between April 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 were due to the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. MapLight analyzed the 10 organizations that spent the most on lobbying Congress and federal agencies during this time period.

Take a guess which three organizations spent record amounts on lobbying efforts in the second quarter of 2015.

The arrows on either side of this chart, move to the next lobbying group and the amount they spent to influence votes. This compelling site is chock full of intriguing information regarding the money flow.

If you’ve wondered why your members of the U.S. House and Senate aren’t responding to your concerns about such crucial issues as the continuing illegal invasion of our country, the answer can be found on these pages. Let’s face it. Your donations are just too damn paltry. It’s impossible for individuals to compete with the mega-funding of the amnesty-supporting, illegal labor profiteers at the Chamber of Commerce.

Check out some of the bills by clicking on the bill title and compare the funding to the votes. Money talks.

MapLight bills itself as “celebrating 10 years of revealing money’s influence on politics.”  We think you’ll agree they do a bang-up job. There’s even more to find as you nose around the site. Chances are you’ll spend some quality time here.


Jeff Flake: Obama’s top Republican ally

August 14, 2015

In a bit of bad timing, Jeff Flake arrived in Cuba today, one day too late to celebrate dictator Fidel Castro’s 89th birthday. Flake is among a group accompanying Secretary of State John Kerry as the American flag is raised over the U.S. Embassy in Havana for the first time in nearly 55 years.  Barack Obama restored diplomatic relations with the Communist regime July 20, — something Jeff Flake has long advocated.

The deal included the swapping of three Cuban spies held in the U.S. and the return of an American government contractor imprisoned in Cuba. At that time, Jeff Flake was  Obama’s choice to be the only Republican on a “secret flight to Havana” to bring home the jailed American. “I felt like I was in a Tom Clancy novel,” Flake boasted to the New York Times.

On today’s Cuba trip, Flake is once again part of Obama’s contingent of Democrats and administration insiders. On his recent trip to Kenya, accompanying Barack Obama, Flake was the sole Republican among nearly two dozen Democrats. 

Many Republicans oppose the renewed relations, since Cuba has made no moves to improve its human rights record and make other reforms, but is making demands on the U.S.

When what was known as the Bay of Pigs invasion went sour in 1961, Castro used the attack by “Yankee imperialists” to strengthen his grasp in Cuba and build an alliance with the Soviets in the USSR, which included missiles, and the construction of missile bases.  The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 took place the year Jeff Flake was born and the year preceding Obama’s birth. They have no recollection of the fear produced by warheads aimed at the U.S. from the rogue regime 90 miles off the Florida coast.

When the renewed relations were announced, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) greeted the news with these words: “This entire policy shift announced today is based on an illusion, on a lie, the lie and the illusion that more commerce and access to money and goods will translate to political freedom for the Cuban people. All this is going to do is give the Castro regime, which controls every aspect of Cuban life, the opportunity to manipulate these changes to perpetuate itself in power.” Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants, who fled the repressive regime during the Communist takeover. 

Rubio has said he will seek to block confirmation of a U.S. ambassador to Cuba until topics, such as outstanding claims for confiscated U.S. properties, the return of U.S. fugitives living in Cuba and political freedom for the Cuban people, are addressed. Members of the Cuban-American congressional delegation also oppose additional funding for the embassy.

Castro is now claiming, “Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages, which total many millions of dollars, as our country has stated with irrefutable arguments and data in all of its speeches at the United Nations.”

The Miami Herald reports another cloud over the budding relationship is an estimated $6 billion to $8 billion, in today’s dollars, in 5,913 certified claims by U.S. companies and citizens whose properties were expropriated by Cuba during the early years of the island nation’s revolution.

Communist Cuba champion and Obama advance-man Jeff Flake should be able to fly somewhere with a plane load of Democrats and get this matter resolved.


What’s behind the Obama-Jeff Flake connection?

August 10, 2015

As some Democrats peel away from backing Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, the White House is ramping up pressure by issuing threats against defectors, notably Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Press secretary Josh Earnest recommended Democrats should question whether Schumer is fit to become the party’s leader in the Senate, saying members may want to “consider the voting record of those who want to lead the caucus.”

Yet as  Obama struggles to gain congressional backing for the flawed nuclear agreement, he’s looking to other cronies as he ramps up lobbying efforts. During his search under rocks for such a defector, who’d have imagined he’d find one in Arizona? If you thought it was the mavericky John McCain, you’d be wrong. He opposes the deal. It’s none other than Obama’s good buddy, traveling companion and basketball playing chum, Jeff Flake.

Using peculiar language, left-of-center Politico carries the report on Flake being courted by Obama to join the Democrats on the Iran vote with these words:

“The pursuit of Sen. Jeff Flake shows how far the president’s willing to go for a legacy-defining nuclear pact“ and “two weeks ago, Flake found himself surrounded by Democrats on Air Force One headed to Africa, having joined Obama for his first trip to the continent while in office.”

Pew Research Center’s survey of media outlets places Politico in the left of the partisan ideological field with its decidedly liberal bias. 

Even so, translating those distorted words into rational concepts isn’t difficult. Obama isn’t going further than a close associate, and Flake did not “find himself surrounded by Democrats on Air Force One headed to Africa.” He was not body-snatched. He was invited, accepted and packed his bags, no doubt with his perpetual smirk planted on his face.

Congressional Republicans worry cutting a deal with a rogue regime, known to sponsor terrorism, still holding American hostages and whose leaders shout “death to America,” and vow to annihilate Israel, even while the negations are underway, is a recipe for disaster. But Flake appears to be onboard with Obama’s preposterous idea that Iran can be trusted to comply with restrictions aimed at curtailing its ability to produce enough weapons-grade enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb.

Though Iran outwardly maintains its disinterest in obtaining a nuclear weapon, its previous stealth activities raised fears that led to international trade, banking and financial sanctions.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Bob Corker, (R-TN) is distrustful of the agreement, saying it doesn’t guarantee “anytime, anywhere inspections” nor does the deal allow U.S. inspectors on the ground.

“Instead of the once-promised ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections, this agreement gives Iran nearly a month of advanced notice to hide any evidence of developing a nuclear weapon,” he said. “Even worse, there are two secret side deals — we can’t ever see — that appear to restrict inspectors’ access to key sites. Iran will go from a weakened state to an economically robust country without being forced to change any of its roguish, destructive behavior,” Corker said. Watch his video here.

In the midst of these grave concerns, on which lawmakers must vote by September 17, congress is now on a month-long summer recess, and Obama is taking a two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

Despite dark clouds of calamity hovering, life goes on for the powerful elites.


Another illegal alien on crime spree kills American

July 29, 2015

What’s the point of a GOP congressional majority if status quo continues?

Juan Emmanuel Razo, an admitted illegal alien from Mexico, who was detained but released July 7, after a “suspicious vehicle” incident, has repaid the Obama imposed generosity of the border patrol agents — under the direction of Immigration and Border Enforcement (ICE) — who advised the Ohio sheriff’s office not to take him into custody despite his status.

On Monday, Razo, 35, was charged with the murder of a 60-year-old woman in her home, the attempted rape of his 14-year-old niece, and attempted murder in the shooting of a 30-year-old woman who was walking along a bike path with her two children. The murdered woman lived directly behind the bike path. Razo capped off his spree by shooting at law enforcement officers as they attempted to apprehend him.

When taken into custody, he was unable to produce a driver’s license, a green card, a birth certificate or any type of identification.

Frustrated Judge Michael Cicconetti asked loudly, “How in the hell do I even know it’s him?” When Cicconetti heard the list of charges, he stated, “I can’t set a bond high enough” and set it at $10 million.

Prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies stated in court that Razo “gave a full confession to deputies.” A Spanish translator was needed to interpret Razo’s statement.

In 2013, the Center for Immigration Studies reported ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings. This group included aliens convicted of hundreds of violent and serious crimes, including homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. The list of crimes also includes more than 16,000 drunk or drugged driving convictions. In the intervening years, Obama’s policies have become even more lenient, and the serious problem has worsened.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Donald Trump, the only presidential candidate to focus on the criminal invasion, has surged in recent polls.

A new CNN survey shows a wide majority — 64% of Republicans prefer securing the border and deportation of illegals over legalization.

Newmax’ J.D. Hayworth exposes Jeb Bush’s slippery Spanish/English double-talk on illegal immigration. The Bush spin on Spanish language Telemundo provides English subtitles. Hayworth points out the differences in Bush’s comments depending on the language he uses.

Meanwhile we get this type of limp-wrested, unenforceable lip service from three Arizona Congressmen, adept at skewing the facts and slathering on a thick layer of what many of us know as horse pucky.


Blind rogue elephant makes deals with Obama, tramples Americans

June 27, 2015

Although former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) is at his best in this exposé on the House GOP sellout on immigration bills, the information he delivers is alarming.

Breitbart’s Big Government carries Tancredo’s warning about the House immigration bills slated to be debated on the House floor sometime after the July Fourth recess. Tancredo describes them as ranging from “deficient to disastrous,” with many “deeply flawed.”

He writes, ”Speaker Boehner and his team have no intention of allowing strong immigration enforcement bills to come to a vote on the House floor. The reasons for this continued stupidity are as transparent as they are onerous. The House Republican leadership continues to misread and misunderstand public opinion and the nation’s strong desire for both secure borders and interior enforcement.”

Tancredo notes there are “10,000 potential terrorists entering the country annually.” That’s the number of border crossers entering the United States each year from countries on the official government list of state sponsors of terrorism.

He concludes, “There are two serious obstacles to passing meaningful immigration bills out of the Republican-majority US House of Representatives. One is the duplicitous marauder who lives in the White House, and the other a blind rogue elephant on Capitol Hill.

Knowledge is power. We urge you to read “Tancredo: House GOP preparing to sell out on immigration bills.”

Then, first thing Monday morning, contact your Republican members of congress and let them know you’ve had enough. More than ever, in these perilous times, we deserve secure borders and actual enforcement.


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