Mark DeSimone: from Dem AZ lawmaker to lifer

June 18, 2019

Mark DeSimone, 56, a former Arizona legislator convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man at a remote cabin site in Alaska in 2016 was sentenced Monday to 65 years in prison, with 20 years suspended.

DeSimone was a dichotomy. On one hand he was a hot-head, with drinking problems whose violence toward his then-wife in 2008, escalated eight yeas later to the murder of an acquaintance during a hunting and fishing trip in Alaska. The Anchorage Daily News carries the complete report, including a photo of the now unrecognizable DeSimone.

Previously, DeSimone was a well-presented businessman. The Phoenix bar owner was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006, representing then-District 11, a GOP stronghold. He was considered genial by his colleagues. His interest in politics initially piqued as he opposed a ballot Initiative known as Proposition 201 or the “Smoke-Free Arizona Act.” It banned smoking in public buildings, bars and restaurants, which he believed would hurt business. Despite his opposition, it passed 54.8% to 45.2%.

After his arrest for spousal abuse, DeSimone resigned his legislative seat, ultimately moving to Juneau where he had attended high school. Unable find employment, he advertised his services as a handyman and slept in his car or bunked with friends. Then came the unexplained two shots to the back of the victim’s head, resulting in the life sentence of the assailant, a widow and two sets of fatherless children.

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AZ border towns become war zones…

June 15, 2019

…as Democrats prefer to impeach our President and leave southern border vulnerable

Tucson’s KVOA News 4 provides the grim statistics of gun violence perpetrated by members of drug cartels in the communities of Naco and Agua Prieta, Sonora, both of which are adjacent to Douglas, Arizona — located in Cochise County — in the southeastern-most corner of the state. View map below.

According to the report, a bloody gun battle in the border town of Agua Prieta claimed the lives of nearly a dozen people this past week. Six people were reportedly killed Friday with an unknown number wounded.

This high level advisory was posted by the Douglas Police Department.

Cochise County Sheriff Mark J. Dannels expresses “serious concern” regarding the ongoing violence, stating the “deputies are working with local, state and federal partners to monitor the situation.”

This is not happening in Afghanistan.  This war is on our southern border. Arizonans need to acknowledge that congressional Democrat inaction on providing funding for a wall is making all Americans vulnerable. Instead of providing security, Dems are instead focused on the politically motivated impeachment of our president, whom they claim engaged in “Russian collusion,” disproved by the Mueller Report, which entered in public record:

“The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

Yet this old saw, not border security, is the Democrats 2020 campaign issue.

Bill Clinton, 49, at the time, was impeached and disbarred for both lying and suborning perjury, but never removed from the Oval Office where he cavorted with 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.  He was elevated to icon status and his scandal-plagued, deceitful wife was endorsed for president in 2016 by the failing, far-left Arizona Republic newspaper. 

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George Will proves libertarians are not conservative

June 12, 2019

In his dotage, Will alters position on open borders and illegal invasion

After suffering through Jeff Flake’s political machinations far too long, Arizonans are ahead of the game when it comes to discerning the difference between libertarians posing as Republicans and conservatives. Libertarians are epitomized by opposition to what they perceive as government interference into their personal, family, and business decisions, believing in few personal constraints. Societal anomalies such as prostitution, illicit drug usage and late-term abortion including infanticide, are all given the stamp of approval.

Here in Arizona. the libertarian Goldwater Institute, which previously rated state legislators and made recommendations on ballot issues, has abandoned that noble cause and took no position on the legalization of marijuana or raising the minimum wage, which raised prices and displaced low end workers when small businesses were forced to cut staff.

Author and columnist George Will is a case in point. A onetime Republican with a libertarian bent, he re-registered as an Independent in protest of Donald Trump‘s candidacy. A dedicated baseball fan with a penchant for the Chicago Cubs, he has written extensively about the game and appeared in a documentary series, ‘Baseball.’ It’s a topic to which he is irretrievably bonded — and one we think he should stick to exclusively.

Will has transitioned from a rational political observer/commentator to a radical leftist on the border. He recently was quoted in The Hill:

“I believe immigration is an inherently entrepreneurial act. It’s people uprooting themselves, taking a risk for themselves and their families. I think a country where the baby boomers are retiring, where we have an aging workforce, where we have seven million unfilled jobs at the moment, and we have people clamoring to get into our country and get to work, I’m for as much immigration as the economy can take and the economy needs immigration just as much as the immigrants need the American economy.”

In 2006, Will took a decidedly different stance, writing:

“Border control belongs at the top of the agenda, for four reasons. First, control of borders is an essential attribute of sovereignty. Second, conditions along the border mock the rule of law. Third, large rallies by immigrants, many of them here illegally, protesting more stringent control of immigration reveal that many immigrants have, alas, assimilated: They have acquired the entitlement mentality created by America’s welfare state, asserting an entitlement to exemption from the laws of the society they invited themselves into. Fourth, giving Americans a sense that borders are controlled is a prerequisite for calm consideration of what policy that control should serve.”

This Rasmussen Reports survey shows overwhelming support for strongly controlled borders and rejection of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s charge that it is immoral for the United States to build a border wall. Democrats view illegals as permanently swelling their voter base, relegating the GOP to Whig status.

The unrestrained invasion of the United States, with no controls on who is entering our country, is the most significant issue of our time. President Ronald Reagan said it best: “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”


Texas passes looting deterrent bill, sent to Gov

May 28, 2019

As they wrapped up the 2019 legislative session over the Memorial Day weekend, Texas legislators, by a slim margin, voted to send HB1177, known as the Natural Disasters bill, to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature. Three Republicans folded, joining the Dems.

The NRA-backed measure protects law abiding citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a “license to carry” during declared state or local disasters enabling them to protect their property from looters for a week.

The Dallas Morning News reports, “Under current law, Texans who can legally own a firearm don’t need an additional license to openly carry a long arm, like a AR-15. However, to carry a handgun openly or concealed, Texans must get a ‘license to carry,’ which requires taking a course, including a shooting test, passing a background check and paying a fee.”

The fee is $140 with a $70 renewal after 4-years. The intended to impede processing time runs between 60-180 days.

Gun owners asked for these license rules to be loosened after Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in 2017.  KHOU TV 11 reports, “Looters hit Houston after Harvey to the tune of nearly $1 million.” These homegrown thugs robbed businesses and their neighbor’s flooded homes, while good Samaritans from across the U.S. did whatever they could to provide assistance.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, an appointed Democrat whose annual taxpayer financed salary exceeds $260,000, ignores the realities as he previously told Texas citizens who support our Second Amendment protections, “I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue.”

The NRA tracks gun laws across the United States. This interactive map provides important information.


Illegal alien impregnates 11-year-old Phoenix girl

May 26, 2019

Just another illegal coming to do what Americans refuse to do*

In these politically correct times, the local newspaper no longer provides the citizenship of arrested and charged criminals. Nevertheless, we’d like to introduce you to a sterling hunk of a guy.  At 5’4’ and weighing in at 130 lbs., there’s no doubt 20-year-old Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez is a sought after Romeo. The problem is he’s been romancing a child. Although he admitted to authorities that he knew it was wrong, he couldn’t contain his overwhelming lust for an 11-year-old, who is now pregnant. His bond has been set at $150,000.

Ironically, the girl’s pregnancy was confirmed at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

As to his citizenship…with a bit of resourceful searching we found that in addition to the child sex charge, the pedophile also faces illegal immigration charges, a fact the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is unwilling to report. During his initial appearance, Cobo-Perez, who is obviously also a jokester, asked the judge if he would sign his Order of Deportation. Count on this Carlos: That won’t be happening.

According to the victim’s mother, the family reported Cobo-Perez to Phoenix police three times prior to the pregnancy — initially when she first saw a hickey on her little girl’s neck. They “didn’t do anything,” she said.

In a related matter, U.S. District Court Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. of the Northern District of California, on Friday ruled against President Trump. The issue was the completion of a portion of border fence. Gilliam was nominated to the court in 2014 by Barack Obama.

Federal election records reveal Gilliam donated $6,900 to Obama’s campaign for president…$4,600 to Obama for America and $2,300 to the Obama Victory Fund. Barack Obama’s commitment to open borders and amnesty for illegals is well documented.

*The Left’s frequently repeated refrain is, “These are just good people coming to take the jobs Americans refuse to take.”


Terrorist’s short term, early release, should be inconceivable

May 23, 2019

In 1953, turning on your country was a crime punishable by death. Ethel, 35, and Julius Rosenberg, 37, the parents of two young sons, were charged with conspiracy to commit espionage.

On March 29, 1951 the couple was found guilty of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union, and were executed in the electric chair on June 19, 1953, although the evidence against Ethel was weak.

Fast forward to 2019. John Walker Lindh, 38, a Californian who converted to Islam at age 16, provided support to the Taliban. He became known as the “American Taliban” after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan in November 2001, where he was fighting with the Afghan Taliban two months after the 9/11 attacks.

On February 5, 2002, Lindh was indicted by a federal grand jury on ten charges of conspiracy, including conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens and providing material support and resources to terrorist organizations. He could have received up to three life sentences and 90 additional years in prison.

Instead, Lindh, who now uses the name Abu Sulayman al-Irland, has preposterously been granted an early release from a federal prison after being sentenced to a paltry 20 years. Lindh is getting out 3 years early for “good behavior,” though his actions resulted in American deaths.

In 2010 Lindh and a Syrian-American prisoner, represented by the ACLU, sued to lift restrictions on group prayer by Muslim inmates. U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, an Obama appointee, ruled in their favor, saying that the government had shown no compelling interest in restricting the religious speech of the inmates by prohibiting them from praying together.

According to an internal report by the National Counterterrorism Center, Lindh told a visiting television news producer that he had not renounced extremist violence and continues to advocate for global jihad, saying, “ISIS,” the terrorist group that beheaded Americans, “is doing a spectacular job.”

The burning question is, what can we expect next as this America-hater is free?


FBI: Islamic terrorists training kids in Alabama

May 13, 2019

We are constantly inundated with news, much of it conflated by the leftist Trump-hating media which have become adept at turning hoaxes into repetitive drumbeats. Yet a report of this magnitude rates little coverage. It is not isolated. The FBI reports there are a growing number of terror camps across the United States.

ABC3340 News in Alabama carries the report including videos, that reveal the property is similar to another compound in New Mexico. 

The coverage begins with these words:

At first glance, it looks like an abandoned dump.

But this plot of land in Macon County, Alabama is described in an FBI search warrant as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course” belonging to a small group of terrorists led by Siraj Wahhaj who owned the property up a long dirt road but just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee.

According to federal prosecutors Wahhaj and four other suspects were training children to carry out deadly terror attacks on American soil.

FBI Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division Michael McGarrity told lawmakers on Capitol Hill there are 850 open domestic terrorism investigations, with 40% racially motivated violent extremism.

“Just because you’re in a small town or a small state does not mean you might not potentially have individuals engaged in the types of activities that would call into question threats to national security,” says Tim Fuhrman, former Special Agent with the FBI field office in Mobile, Alabama.