British murderer ID’d as ISIS inspired terrorist

March 24, 2017

London’s mayor advises get used to it

The U.K.’s Daily Mail provides a detailed report on the homegrown middle-aged Brit turned Muslim convert — and ultimately, radical jihadist — responsible for the deaths of four and what are described as “catastrophic” injuries to at least 40 others. As he carried out his depravity on Westminster Bridge and outside Parliament, his weapons were a rental car and two knives, making tracking such lunatics through weaponry purchases impossible.

Among those killed were an unarmed police officer, a mother of two and a U.S. citizen vacationing with his wife as they celebrated their 25th anniversary.

British Prime Minister Theresa May revealed authorities knew of the attacker, who had previously been imprisoned for violent attacks,  but considered him a “peripheral” figure who was “not part of the current intelligence picture.”

Wednesday’s attack was reminiscent of the atrocities in Nice and Berlin where trucks plowed into crowds, killing 86 people in the French Riviera city last July and 12 at a market in the German capital just days before Christmas. 

The report includes a section on how ISIS terrorists have brought death to Europe. Providing overviews of  carnage in France, Belgium, Germany and Denmark.

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim elected last May, reacted to the slaughter by warning Londoners to be vigilant, saying, “Terror attacks are part and parcel of living in a major city.”

That was not always the case, Mr. Mayor.


Calif. Dems threaten border wall contractors

March 22, 2017

A trio of California Democrat lawmakers have issued a warning for contractors who sign up for President Donald Trump’s border wall construction project along the U.S./ Mexico: Build it, and we will divest from your company.

This latest act of defiance stems from President Donald Trump fulfilling his campaign pledge to secure our nation’s sovereign, but easily breached border, with a wall. This issue was a winner with American citizens, who swept him into office last November.

The state lawmakers have introduced the cagily written Assembly Bill 946 that would compel the state to drop its pension investments in any companies involved in the construction project.

“This is a wall of shame and we don’t want any part of it,” Assemblyman Phil Ting said in a statement. “Immigrant stories are the history of America and this is a nightmare.”

What Ting neglects to add is that actual immigrants arrive legally. Illegal aliens use stealth to enter our country, and once here facilitate their existence and access to social services by using stolen or fraudulent identification.

He has another ace up his sleeve to “put more money in the pockets of those who need it most.” He devotes a page of his legislative website to checking eligibility forfree money from the government.” Of course the government doesn’t generate money.  Hardworking taxpayers are the ones he desires to fleece, with his “You Work, I Eat” scheme.

Assembly Bill 946 sprang to life on Monday, three days after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection requested proposals forborder wall prototypes.

The proposed legislation requires the California Public Employee Retirement System and the California State Teachers Retirement System — the two largest public pension funds in the nation, with investments of $312 billion and $202 billion, respectively — to liquidate investments in any company involved with the wall’s construction within a year. It would also require the pension-fund management to report a list of those companies to the Legislature.

This lunacy is the brainchild of Democrats Phil Ting (San Francisco), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (San Diego), and Eduardo Garcia, (Coachella), who must have missed the news that on March 21 alone Customs and Border Protection agents reported seizing over $40 Million in cocaine headed for American streets.

Ting’s district includes the sanctuary city of San Francisco where Kate Steinle, 32, was senselessly murdered by an illegal alien, repeat drug felon, using a stolen gun. He had been deported five times, and was just released from jail. She was strolling the pier walking arm-in-arm with her father when her life was cut short.

In 2011, ABC 10 News in San Diego reported the Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah has a long-established foothold adjacent to the city. Does Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, who represents the area, care?

We need a wall.  We need it now.


Sheriff Joe remains focus of ethically challenged newspaper

March 13, 2017

Arizona’s statewide newspaper is known by various names. For its pro-amnesty/open borders stance it is sometimes referred to as the Periódico de la República de Arizona. Many call it the Arizona Repugnant or Repulsive. More recently, as the failing newspaper attempts to fill its smaller and devoid of news pages it repeats the  same articles — sometimes pages apart in the same edition of the newspaper — leading to the name the Daily Regurgitation.

But whatever name is most fitting on any particular day, know this: The newspaper was committed to taking down popular Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who had been reelected to an unprecedented six 4-year terms

The chosen replacement was Democrat Paul Penzone, with zero background in the sheriff’s office. His connections are far more nefarious. His campaign was funded to the tune of $2 million by radical leftwing globalist George Soros, who disdains sovereign national borders and is working  tooverhaul the U.S. Justice Systemas reported by Politico. What will be the  quid pro quo for his generosity?

Now in one of the largest requests submitted to the budget office, Penzone wants an extra $4.1 million to buy laptops, radios, computer server storage and 300 Tasers — all “vital to the safety of the public and deputies.”  That would be a drop in the bucket to multi-billionaire Soros. Penzone ought to hit him up for the funding.

Sunday’s edition of the Periódico de la República de Arizona lavishes praise on Penzone with a two page article titled, A New Sheriff In Town, by ASU Cronkite reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, who still puts his high school on his résumé. He focuses on the new sheriff’s newly forged relationship with the town of Guadalupe, where Arpaio conducted a workplace enforcement raid of illegals. Penzone is noted for referring to illegal aliens as “guests.”

But we’ve saved the best for last. Dominic Verstegen describes himself as a 40-year-old dad living in Phoenix and documenting his life in occasional columns for the local newspaper. A quick Google search identifies him as a local lawyer.  Throwing in gratuitous, non sequitur slams against Sheriff Arpaio is his hallmark.

Boasting about “the time I was on the best show on TV,” which he identifies as the local PBS’ Check Please! where a panel critique local restaurants, he describes getting flustered by the studio cameras with these words,” I was as awkward as Sheriff Joe at a quinceanera.”

Seriously.

Another column is on navigating Valley roads which the former Midwesterner describes as “quirky.” Displaying his coolness, he even managed to work the word transgendered into his description of wacky freeway signs. When he gets to complaining about major roads changing names, he inanely opines, “It seems like a deliberate attempt to mess with Valley residents. Like that time when Joe Arpaio was our sheriff for 24 years.”

Imagine this Johnny-One-Note mounting a defense in a criminal trial: “Your honor and members of the jury, I acknowledge that my client engaged in multiple bad acts, but they weren’t his fault.  He lived in Maricopa County where Joe Arpaio was the sheriff.”


Bill Montgomery’s change of heart on animal cruelty

March 2, 2017

The Editorial Board of the daily newspaper has opined in unison on House Bill 2242, which seeks to elevate the punishment for “cruel mistreatment” of a domestic animal to a type of felony that can’t be reduced to a misdemeanor.

Examples of such heinous abuse are detailed in the editorial. Few would disagree with the intent of such legislation.

What is odd, however, is that the bill is sponsored by a lone state Representative at the specific request of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

This is the same Bill Montgomery who punted on the deaths of 23 dogs who died agonizing deaths, suffocating in the small, steamy utility room in which they were crammed together without food, water or cool air in the scorching heat of June 21, 2014. The family pets were boarded at Green Acre kennel and left in the care of incompetents Austin Flake, son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, and Austin’s then-wife Logan. The kennel was owned by Logan’s mother and step-father, who were vacationing out-of-state.

After a lengthy and intense investigation —- even consulting with out-of-state experts, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio recommended criminal prosecution on 23 felony animal neglect charges against Todd and MaLeisa Hughes and their daughter and son-n-law Logan and Austin Flake.

 When the Flake’s discovered the dead and dying dogs, they did not call a veterinarian. Instead they hosed them down in an effort to cool them and  then callously stacked the dead carcasses like cordwood in a storage shed on the property. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a champion of animals, had an Animal Crimes Investigations Unit as part of his office for over a decade. He forwarded  charges of animal neglect and cruelty to Montgomery, recommending numerous felony charges in connection with the horrific abuse.

As we wrote in this September 2014 postBill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place,” bringing charges against Sen. Jeff Flake’s son, daughter-in-law and her parents, did not fit into Montgomery’s long-range career goals.

Montgomery went mute after his insulting press conference where he noted that the dead dogs “weren’t 23 children,” after all — enraging the pet owners and the community at large.

A Maricopa County Grand Jury indicted both couples. And whaddya know?  Montgomery dropped all felony charges against Austin and Logan, now divorced. That left them free to sue Maricopa County taxpayers and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seeking $8 million to resurrect their formerly pristine reputations, claiming they were targeted by the Sheriff’s office and their characters were ruined by the investigation.

As onetime shirttail relatives of Sen. Jeff Flake, Todd and MaLeisa Hughes were more expendable. They spent 60 days in jail and will serve six years probation.

And HB2242? It appears to be headed to the bill graveyard after dairy, farm and cattle grower lobbyists have stepped up to oppose it. On Legislative site, click “RTS Current Bill Positions,” and plug in HB2242.


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.