Phx City Council runoff: Why it’s crucial to elect Chris DeRose

February 16, 2017

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday rejected a petition to give sanctuary city status the nation’s sixth largest city.  But the issue is not dead.  It’s been referred to a committee for further review after the city hall chambers were jammed with shouting illegal advocates.

Sanctuary cities provide a safe haven for illegal aliens, who are living and working in the United States using stolen or falsified social security numbers and other ID while taking jobs and taxpayer-funded benefits. Among them are criminals who have previously been deported and returned.

Who can forget the senseless murder of Kate Steinle as she walked along the San Francisco pier with her father? The gunman Francisco Sanchez  was an illegal alien  — a repeat drug felon — who had been deported five times. Taken into custody again, the city of San Francisco refused to hold Sanchez for deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials because of San Francisco’s “sanctuary city” policy. Sanchez was dumped back out onto the streets where he stole a gun and ultimately killed the 32-year-old Steinle.

Closer to home is the horrific case of Grant Ronnebeck, 21, a Mesa convenience store clerk killed without provocation  over a pack of cigarettes by Mexican-born Apolinar Altamirano, who was arrested following a high-speed chase on at least two valley freeways, endangering countless other lives..

San Francisco was also where sanctuary policies played a role in the slayings of a 48-year-old father and his two sons, 20 and 16 by allowing city officials to shield the killer, Edwin Ramos, from deportation back to his native Salvador, despite his violent criminal history.

These are but a few of thousands such cases across the U.S. They are nothing we want to emulate as a matter of policy.  We need another Republican on the Phoenix City Council to offset the leftward lurch of the liberal majority who sanction sanctuaries.

The fallacy that has been relentlessly promoted for years is that the mayor and council members are non-partisan. Nothing could be further from the truth. When he was elected mayor in 2011, Greg Stanton received a congratulatory call from then-Pres. Barack Obama and Homeland Insecurity Chieftain Janet Napolitano. Stanton is already moving on filing to run for Secretary of State, frequently a dependable path to the governor’s office.

Red state Arizona has a blue stained capitol city, with only two Republicans — Jim Waring (Dist. 2) and Sal DiCiccio (Dist. 6) among the eight council members who represent Republicans in their districts.  Thelda Williams, (Dist. 1), also a registered Republican, is less steadfast, though she issued this statement in opposition to the sanctuary city petition.  Waring and DiCiccio both voted in opposition. After the vote, DiCiccio rightly accused the council of “punting” the issue by forming a committee to make recommendations.  The remaining members newly appointed councilwoman Debra Stark (Dist. 3); Laura Pastor (Dist 4); Daniel Valenzuela (Dist. 5); Michael Nowakowski (Dist. 7); and Kate Gallego Dist. 8) are all liberal Democrats.

Residents of City Council District 3 (map here) will participate in a crucial March 14, 2017 runoff election (complete election info, including early voting under link).  Stark was appointed as an interim to replace Councilman Bill Gates who was elected to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Gates is a Republican. There is an excellent candidate ready to replace liberal, short-term, appointee Debra Stark.  Chris DeRose, unafraid to declare his political affiliation and with an outstanding resume and a much-needed vibrancy, is the obvious choice.

If you live in Phoenix District 3, commit Chris DeRose’s name to memory.  This is a major election with far-reaching ramifications. It’s too important to mistakenly regard as inconsequential.


McCain: “I’ve seen no evidence of illegal voting”

January 30, 2017

McCain opts for not paying attention to facts

Speaking with CNN‘s Anderson Cooper, John McCain unequivocally asserts, “I obviously have seen no evidence of illegal voting. My focus has been on national security, getting Gen. Mattis in as secretary of defense … doing those issues.”

Then the man who is still smarting from his own presidential thrashing by Barack Obama, who withdrew his momentary support from Republican nominee Donald Trump and now pummels him at every opportunity, snidely added that he’s “learned to disregard at least some of the President’s news-making remarks and focus on the business of governing.”

Since McCain — neither the president nor a governor — has made a name for himself insulting sincere citizens who appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee he chairs, and throughout his career has partnered with liberals and Republicrats to relentlessly promotes amnesty for illegal aliens, what business of governing could he possibly be referring to?

The Washington Times reports that Hillary Clinton garnered more than 800,000 votes from non-citizens on Nov. 8, an approximation short of President Trump’s higher estimate of illegal voters, though definitely supportive of his charges of fraud.

Octogenarian McCain, who “obviously” has seen no evidence of voter fraud, must have missed this shocking three-part report documenting evidence of voter fraud on DiscoverTheNetworks.org, A Guide to the Political Left:

PART 1 includes confirmation of voter fraud Oct. 22, 2010 as reported by the Yuma Sun newspaper. Also listed is the Aug. 25, 2014 Phoenix incident of ballot harvesting as reported by A. J. LaFaro, then-Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee and covered by the Arizona Daily Independent.

Part 2 and Part 3 are also filled with irrefutable evidence of voter fraud in state after state.

The Heritage Foundation provides a sampling of election fraud cases (462) and convictions (742) from across the country — including Arizona.

How are convictions on voter fraud obtained if there is no substantiating evidence to convince the jury, Mr. McCain? They “obviously” require a higher threshold than you do.


Pres. Trump intends to build a wall

January 27, 2017

Financing? That’s the easy part

Amid much fanfare, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto cancelled his trip to Washington on Thursday. He’s miffed that President Donald Trump has neither backed off his call for the construction of a wall along our southern border or suggesting that it could possibly be funded by an import tax on goods from Mexico.

There are myriad ways of financing a security wall to keep illegal drugs, gangs and illegal invaders from Mexico, South and Central America as well as global terror sponsoring nations from flooding the U.S.

What is beyond comprehension is that Mexico would condone losing its young, vigorous men, leaving the country to be inhabited by women, children and the elderly. And why?  The answer is remittances, those funds sent back to Mexico from their nationals living and working here, bolstering the Mexican economy by more than $25 billion in 2014.

Several years ago, Mexico even produced a comic book to aid its own less than literate citizens in navigating the desert to leave their homeland. They were instructed what to wear and bring with them. It outlined their “legal rights” telling them what do and say if they are detained. Once they reach the US, they are instructed to keep a low profile. WND’s post is titled,  “How to be an Illegal.”

Remittances, a massive, tax-free transfer of wealth out of the United States, now exceed Mexico’s oil exports as the nation’s greatest source of income, according to this February 2016 in-depth report by the Government Accountability Office. The study was commissioned by Sen. David Vitter (ret.) and U.S. Rep. Tom Price. All told, it reveals that foreign-born workers, both legal and illegal,  in the U.S. sent $54.2 billion in remittances abroad to Mexico, China, India, and the Philippines which collectively received the most money, according to GAO’s analysis of the World Bank’s Bilateral Remittance Matrix, in 2014.

Billions are also sent yearly to China, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Nigeria, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Korea. So paying these foreign nationals’ salaries does not result in strengthening our own economy, since much of their earnings detour back to their homelands.

Banks, credit unions and even convenience markets are among various entities facilitating remittances.  The time has come for these money transfers to be taxed.  Then there is the issue of the $millions in foreign aid American taxpayers are funding and the benefits they underwrite once the illegals get settled. The U.K.’s Daily Mail tells the shocking story.  Do you recall reading about this in the local news? Didn’t think so.


Jeff Flake determined to fulfill Obama’s amnesty legacy

January 25, 2017

RINO Jeff Flake fails to remember that elephants never forget

Arizona’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and his mentor John McCain are inextricably bonded to amnesty for foreign invaders, forming a bond that continues along the path McCain initially forged with Ted Kennedy and persists with liberals such as Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and Robert Menendez.

The Daily Caller reported in 2013 that McCain and Flake were in a race for the least popular senator prize. And why not? The bill they were pushing “would award amnesty to at least 11 million illegals, double the influx of Democrat-leaning immigrants to two million per year for the next decade, and double the annual inflow of guest workers above one million in perpetuity. That’s enough new immigrants and guest-workers to equal the 40 million Americans expected to turn 18 during the next decade.”

The bill was wildly popular among liberals hoping to increase their voter base, and business lobbyists supportive of a continued influx of cheap labor, but is toxic among GOP and Independent voters, who believe a sovereign nation has a right to a secure and enforceable border

Yet when Jeff Flake was rated at a bottom dragging 27 percent approval ratinghe smirked and said, “That’s the beauty of a six year term,” implying that voters are too dim-witted to remember his finger in their eye.

He’s already in campaign mode, sending out requests for campaign contributions as he calls us “friend” and refers to himself as a “conservative.” He arrogantly asks us to stand with him, even as he steadfastly refused to stand with our Republican presidential nominee — now President Donald Trump. 

The Gang of Eighters, of which Flake was an integral part, are looking at reviving their amnesty effort even as the past election was a sweeping repudiation of Barack Obama’s policies. Republicans won the presidency, majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and control the state legislatures in 32 states.  Republican governors now lead in 31 states. Our message resonated. It was not Flake’s message. Jeff Flake was a regular basketball playing buddy of Obama’s and a dependable traveling companion, accompanying Obama to Kenya and the Communist nation of Cuba.

Now Jeff Flake is trying to lasso in the Hispanic constituency to keep himself politically viable, while attempting to appeal to those who want illegal criminals off our streets. There are at least a couple of things that go unstated, with his supposed SAFE Act.  One, expediting the deportation of criminal aliens convicted of serious and violent crimes is no solution. As we have witnessed repeatedly, deportation is no hindrance. They return to commit more violence. Criminal illegals need to be tried and incarcerated here, where their ability to kill and maim innocents is ended.

Flake is pushing the toothless Obama scheme of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and oddly attempting to tie it to the deportation of criminal aliens, while soft soaping the claims of being brought to the U.S. as a child and not convicted of a crime — enabling them to request deferred action of removal proceedings for a period of two years, subject to renewal.

These impossible to verify foreign nationals, farcically renamed  “dreamers” —  many now adults with families of their own — all claim they were brought here before the age of 16 in violation of the law by their illegal parents. Recipients of this largess must have been under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012; They also profess they will join the military or enroll in college, where they bizarrely qualify for in-state tuition. They will be competing with American citizen kids for college placement and jobs. There are no provisions for verification of these claims or enforcement of failures to comply

Aren’t the lives of Mesa resident Grant Ronnebeck, 22,  Kate Steinle, 32, and countless others killed by repeatedly deported illegals, more important than political correctness and Flaky deceit?


Leftist radicals seek to derail Trump inauguration, ball

January 17, 2017

Undercover video of potential criminal acts aimed at creating havoc 

Seeing Red AZ has very politically attuned and well read readers. We know most of you check a variety of sites each day since our commenters frequently provide us ideas for posts.  So it was when “Conservative Since Birth” posted Part 1 of the undercover Project Veritas investigative video exposing extremist groups plotting criminal activity at  Donald Trump’s inauguration and festivities. We later saw it on Drudge Report, so it is getting much-needed exposure.

On further reflection, we decided to post it here today since plotting these disruptive activities is adverse to the peaceful transfer of power that has underwritten each incoming presidential administration throughout our nation’s history.  If you’ve seen this video, consider watching it again. It’s that important.

These plotters are talking about setting off butyric acid into ventilation systems and activating fire alarm sprinklers at a Trump inaugural  ball. “We will show them no mercy of any kind.” they say. They discuss shutting down traffic in Washington, D.C. “Just f*ck it all up.”

“In the next four years, we will fight Trump and everything he stands for. We will show them no mercy of any kind,” they pledge.

Hollyweird radicals Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin and Mark Ruffalo are organizing a massive anti-Trump rally in New York City. Remember them — and their lunatic liberal cohorts — the next time you think you need to go to a movie or a concert.  Funding these marginal people who get rich reading other people’s words, only emboldens them.

Project Veritas notified the FBI, Secret Service and DC Metro Police regarding the content of this video prior to its release.


No news about arrested local Jihadist in AZ Republic

December 24, 2016

Lack of information exposes the falsehood of adage “No news is good news”

The local newspaper isn’t giving this any ink, but Pamela Geller reports ISIS is in Phoenix and plotting to attack a midnight mass and Tucson Jewish community center. Also on Derrick Thompson’s attack list found by officers during a search of the apartment he shared with his wife and young child, were a military recruiting center and fitness location. Thompson, who also goes by the name Abu Talib Al-Amriki, is a home-grown, Phoenix raised jihadist. He’s a convicted felon, prohibited from purchasing firearms, which he has repeatedly attempted to do online. He was arrested by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Geller links to an ABC 15 Arizona report.

Thompson’s arrest comes a month after Mahin Khan, an 18-year-old Arizona man, was sentenced to eight years in prison for terrorism convictions stemming from a plot to attack a motor vehicle office in metro Phoenix.

While the Arizona Republic busies itself denouncing President-elect Donald Trump and irrationally comparing him to German mass murderer Adolf Hitler weeks before his inauguration, fundamental Islamic terrorists are working to decimate us. The newspaper — which often reprints the identical story in another section of the same edition — can’t claim it has no additional space to inform Arizonans of the terrorists in our midst. It might just be it has no will to do so.

This nearly six-year old SRAZ post, Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns, includes this ABC 10 San Diego news report detailing the Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah has a long established foothold in Tijuana and other border towns.

Read the shocking results of this Center for Security Policy poll conducted among U.S. Muslims who say they would trade the U.S. Constitution for Shariah law and specify that the Quran should be highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion.

After famed neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson responded to a question by saying that he would not support an obedient Muslim for president because Islamic law is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution, the former brain surgeon’s roasting among media talkers and politicians of all stripes took on a life of its own.

There’s no doubt that Dr. Carson was correct. But among dedicated liberals these days political correctness trumps being correct — even if we are ensuring our own demise and burqas for our granddaughters.


Ongoing terrorism, refugee crisis propel change

December 21, 2016

Tuesday’s Drudge Report was topped by a provocative photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel holding up her hands, palms facing out, dripping blood.  It was a fitting portrayal of a foolish woman who thinks compassion for those in war-torn lands is shown by destroying your own country, demoralizing you own citizens and importing those who despise everything the German, French, English, Belgium and other European cultures stand for. That includes the binding language, mores, faith, legal system…you name it. 

Nothing in Western society is compatible with fundamentalist Islam. This unbelievable atrocity describes the commitment of Jihadists to their goal of destroying us all, even using their own young children as suicide bombers.

The United States has been on the receiving end of this lunacy countless times, although Barack Obama remains defiant when it comes to identifying the perpetrators of such carnage as “radical Islamic terrorists.”

In Berlin a Christmas marketplace filled with shoppers, mothers and children, became a horror scene as another bloody massacre took place. Yet despite the ongoing “migrant” crisis facilitated by the incompetent Merkel, as she runs for reelection for a fourth term her opponents are characterized as right-wing populists.

Doesn’t that have a familiar ring? The American left still can’t come to terms with Donald Trump’s victory. The most effective way of marginalizing a leader is to call them right-wing extremists or compare them to mass murderer Hitler, when it’s obvious the current system isn’t working and citizens want change.

The Gatestone Institute recently posted Islamism in Europe, which we recommend.