Raw deceit keeps local columnist Montini employed

June 24, 2019

When one lies for a living, telling the truth doesn’t come easy. Being employed when colleagues have been given their walking papers in systematic cutbacks, no doubt presents a conundrum.  It’s good to have a salary, though tough to know former co-workers are facing hardships.  But disgorging odious spew three days a week is what keeps the bills paid. And if you’re E. J. Montini, writing columns for the Arizona Republic newspaper, bile automatically erupts by way of your leftist politics.  Dishonesty? That’s your stock in trade.

You’ve hung on longer by repeating falsehoods and denigrating American patriots who were repeatedly elected to office by Arizona voters.  Revulsion for Republicans oozes from your every pore.

The headline of Montini’s recent column contains the words “Operation Wetback,” relating to a mass deportation of illegal aliens in the 1950’s. The program was put into effect during the Eisenhower administration with the support of the Mexican government, facing a national worker shortage, since a majority of the illegals crossing the border were young men. It was only later when the Mexican government realized the value of reparations, bolstering its economy by over $30 billion each year.

The fascinating thing about liars is the ease with which they spin tall tales. Nowhere in the column is Pres. Eisenhower mentioned. Known as “Ike” he was the popular, two-term president who was a five-star general in the U.S. Army during World War II and served as the first supreme commander of NATO. He had previously been president of Columbia University.

Most assuredly not a bigot, in 1957 he ordered federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to protect nine black children integrating into a public school — the first time the US federal government ordered troops in the South since the end of the Civil War.

Though Eisenhower was mysteriously absent from Montini’s screed, President Donald Trump was maligned, hammered and battered for desiring to halt the unfettered invasion of our country by illegals. The United States welcomes approximately a million legal immigrants each year with the reasonable expectation of assimilation, which is too few and too restrictive for the ethically challenged E.J.

Also worthy of bashing are former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, who sponsored SB 1070 (actual title: “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act”), and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose deputies enforced the law, signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in 2010. Major portions of the law were later gutted by a federal court judge.

What do Trump, Pearce and Arpaio have in common? They are all men of unquestioned patriotism, principled courage and a deep commitment to the United States of America.

Those patriotic traits rankle Montini, who robotically tailors his vacuous verbal vomit to fit the newspaper’s agenda — facts be damned. He’s earning his keep.

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Martha McSally suddenly disdains “creepy old men”

June 21, 2019

…gave McCain a pass

Although former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore strongly denied allegations of inappropriate conduct with young women over 40 years earlier, his 2017 U.S. Senate aspirations crashed and burned.

That was the point. Accusations are all it takes in the wake of the #MeToo era.

Nine women suddenly emerged after Moore, the Republican nominee in the special election was making a strong showing. Moore had repeatedly been elected to Alabama’s high court without any attempt to smear his reputation, but that was a statewide judicial office. The U.S. Senate race had far-reaching consequences, with the potential to upset the balance of power in D.C., making it worthy of pulling out all stops to curtail his campaign.

The oddity came as calls for Moore to suspend his race was led by Democrats and their establishment Republicrat cohorts, in a bizarre display of bipartisan vigor. Imagine Democrats going after one of their own, and recruiting GOP colleagues’ assistance even if they found evidence he was a modern day Jack the Ripper?

AZ Sen. Martha McSally, a nominal Republican, is so agitated by Judge Moore’s recent U.S. Senate campaign she is quoted as saying,

“Give me a break. This place (DC) has enough creepy old men.”

Those were words she never uttered when the Arizona delegation included the foul-mouthed and crude John McCain, who used vulgar language to disparage his own wife and the mother of his children in front of staffers.

 


The Prez and the press: Trump proven right

June 20, 2019

Media’s herd mentality pushes left-wing agenda

New York Times CEO Mark Thompson on Wednesday condemned President Trump for his often harsh criticism of the news media, calling it “hostile, stupid but also dangerous.” The key word that Thompson omitted from his barrage was, “true.”

Since Donald J. Trump emerged victorious from the pack of 17 GOP primary contenders in 2016, stunning the media elite naysayers who irrationally dismissed him — they have relentlessly hammered him — not letting truth get in the way of the multi-pronged assaults. He responds by outing them as “fake news,” which riles them because his words are grounded in truth.

The Orlando Sentinel’s bizarre editorial following President Trump’s massive 2020 campaign kickoff, which just took place Tuesday in Orlando, is illustrative.  The far left-wing Arizona Republic, now literally a homeless vagrant, has had Trump as the object of its revulsion long before he and Melania descended the Trump Tower escalator to officially announce his candidacy in 2015. Both newspapers endorsed scandal-plagued Hillary in what became the media herd mentality.

For a dizzying dose of harsh reality, these are the 243 daily and 148 weekly national newspapers that endorsed known liar Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump secured the endorsement of only 6 daily and 6 weekly newspapers.

This brutal mugging did not occur in a vacuum. It was nationally coordinated, intended not only to embarrass Donald Trump, but to render him politically powerless and neuter his base of supporters. Instead, it energized us. The newsosaurs, on the other hand, are failing. Payback is hell.


AZ daily’s pity party for “unauthorized immigrants”

June 14, 2019

Border situation has reached crisis proportions as hundreds of thousands arrive, demand and infect

With its last gasps, the dying Periódico de la República de Arizona (The Arizona Republic), passing itself off as a newspaper, features an article that places the warping of language on full display.

The premise concerns difficulties faced by Arizona high school students who face financial impediments to their future plans, since they have to pay the full college tuition — like everyone else. They want special consideration…because they are “undocumented’ or “unauthorized immigrants.”

They are interchangeably called “undocumented youths, students and young people.” The words are relentlessly regurgitated throughout the article since the newspaper refuses to use the accurate description of “illegal alien,” which has been deemed politically incorrect by the leftists in charge of the press. Of course, all of the illegals “want to give back to their community,” though not their home countries. 

Intentionally misusing the word “undocumented,” is integral to the perpetration of the fraud. We direct you to definition Number 3 in our post,Lingo: Reading in Republicese.”

In the story (it doesn’t qualify as a legitimate report) the word “undocumented” was actually used 34 times — more than qualifying as pushing an agenda. In numerous instances, the overworked words abutted themselves in adjoining sentences.

The newspaper longs for a renewal of Obama’s admittedly unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which gave some illegals protection from deportation. They had to affirm that they were children brought to the U.S. by their invading parents, but providing evidence of that claim was not part of the equation.

If your nephew, Jack, was Arizona-born but has lived in California the past few years, he would have to pay out-of-state tuition going to an Arizona University. That’s too harsh for the illegals, who are not only protesting, but have the newspaper pleading their case for in-state tuition, that would be beyond the reach of Arizona-born Jack.

The difference? Jack was apt to be a Republican, while the “unauthorized immigrants” could be counted in the Democrat column.

In 2006 Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 300 which denied privileges granted citizens to extend to illegals. It passed by 71.4 %. It required verification of immigration status of persons applying for state-funded services, including in-state tuition and financial aid for college students.

As word spreads of insufficient border enforcement, the number of illegals from around the globe breaching our southern border increases. 

Days ago, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents reported finding the body of a 7-year-old child from India who died crossing the desert from Mexico with her large family group.

Recently, over 550 Africans were apprehended in Texas in just one week. The majority were from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country with the worst Ebola outbreak in the world, dwarfing its measles epidemic.

And Congressional Democrats, who hate President Donald Trump far more than they love our country, continue withholding funds for a necessary border wall.


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.”


Trump derangement syndrome personified by Jon Gabriel 

June 11, 2019

As an occasional guest stand-in for conservative talk show host Seth Leibsohn on KKNT, 960 AM, Jon Gabriel is a thinly guised pretender. This article, with the hard copy title of,Why Trump may be our new normal,” effectively exposes his subterfuge.

In his “guest column,” in the Daily Insult, the dying local newspaper, Gabriel effortlessly employs the word, “progressive,* the left’s preferred description of itself, to cover its radical lurch.

After slathering Obama’s VP and political has-been Joe Biden with a golden glow, Gabriel, with his lack of conservative credentials and political savvy on full display, writes, “Even Republicans are considering supporting the former vice president.” He continues, “in comparison to President Trump, (whom he viciously demeans) Biden’s gaffes seem downright cultured.”

Though the support statement is doubtful, they could be Republicrats, who like the coreless Gabriel, switched party affiliation to a concealing PND (Party Not Designated) label.

His bold type lead-in to the embarrassing commentary is:

“Treating our current president as an anomaly is misguided. Look around the globe: He’s an emblem of a new, hostile world order.”

Gabriel then lists other nations that he feels are straying, specifically citing the desire of Brits to be free of the European Union, and opting for Brexit, which returns their national autonomy. He derogatorily refers to such ideals as “Trump style populism.”

Leibsohn’s radio show is rich with political wisdom and interviews featuring prominent conservatives. But if Gabriel is the best he can do when he needs to be away, many of us will not just turn the dial on those days, we‘ll permanently take a hike to nearby 550 AM KFYI to hear Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and local host James T. Harris.

Conservatism requires consistency. We can be insulted by CNN or MSNBC, which is why we don’t watch them or listen to NPR.


How do Phx’ lower property taxes = higher tax rate?

June 9, 2019

Taxpayers get creative trickery, mathematical magic

There’s more than a bit of sleight of hand passing as news in the local disseminator of left-wing skew pretending it’s still a newspaper. On the auction block again, the failing Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic’s days are numbered. Reporters have been replaced by ASU Cronkite J school students. Actual journalists are a mere memory. Editors took a forced hike when layoffs turned what was once a newsroom into skeletal remains. The newspaper, now a homeless vagrant, was recently forced to sell its downtown building and parking garage.

An example of the bizarre reporting emanating from this mess is a mind-boggling gem, topped with the hope-inducing headline, “Phoenix council to lower property tax rate.”  Puzzled readers have to remind themselves that the minority majority city council districts, that were put in place for the sole purpose they now serve, (read the bold type portion under the link) have succeeded in making the capitol of red state Arizona, a deep blue. The Democrat majority including the newly elected Dem mayor Kate Gallego, are obviously disinclined to return to taxpayers any of their own money. There must be more behind the headline.

Yep! 

The 25-year-old reporter, lacking any historic memory and obviously hustling to turn out agendized “news” to curry favor with those still able to pay her salary, lets the cat outta the bag with this reality:

“The city is projecting a $55 million surplus in its $1.4 billion general fund budget — extra money beyond what is needed to maintain current city services.

The average Phoenix resident will see a 3% increase in property taxes. The city’s property tax rate is decreasing, but rising property values will result in a higher tax bill.

About 70% of the surplus will go toward city employee salary increases and other compensation, which was negotiated with the city’s unions earlier this year, leaving less than $20 million for other investments.”

Fiscal trickery is nothing new for the City of Phoenix. As an example, in December 2009 we wrote $14.3 million was paid in “retention bonuses” to nearly 14,000 employees. This, as the City Council cut $270 million, or 22 percent, from Phoenix’s general-fund budget, including $156 million from programs and services in order to balance the city budget.  In 2010, under Democrat Mayor Phil Gordon, Phoenix imposed a 2% tax on food.

In 2012, problem-plagued, then-City Manager David Cavazos was gifted with a 33% raise, which amounted to an extra $78,000 a year boosting his base salary to $315,000 a year plus a $600 monthly car allowance, $35,000 a year in deferred compensation, and a $4,000 “longevity” bonus.

Think you can effect change next election cycle and vote the Dems out? Unless droves of middle class Phoenix residents are willing to move into neighborhoods where English is not the primary language, the chances for turning this lopsided city council around are beyond remote — which was the whole point behind Democrat former Mayor Terry Goddard dividing the city into districts where ethnicity reigns supreme.