Fake news breeds fake polls

July 25, 2017

We’ve been hearing a lot about Fake News  recently. This USA/iMedia Ethics poll illustrates the extent to which relentless negative news manipulation impacts the average American. The all-caps headlines in the Monday edition of USA Today trumpets AMERICANS ARE SPLIT 42% – 42% ON IMPEACHING PRESIDENT.

We’ll focus on just four questions. The first is the one from which the headline numbers are derived. It also provides a means for the leftist Gannett publication to gauge the effectiveness of its skewed content — which is now folded inside the anorexic Arizona Republic to give it heft. By the poll’s own admission, the sampling numbers vary depending on the questions as does the margin of error.

Based on what you’ve read and heard, do you think the Congress should?…Or should not? Impeach Donald Trump and remove him from the presidency, or are you not sure?

How upset would you be if Congress does NOT impeach President Trump and remove him from office?

How upset would you be if Congress DOES impeach President Trump and remove him from the presidency?

The poll concludes with this ominous question:

Whatever your views of Donald Trump, what do you think about his chances of serving out the four years of his current term?

Seeing Red AZ also has a question:

Where was such a poll when Barack Obama was president?

Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution sets the Standards for Impeachment.*

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

* Courtesy of the Heritage Foundation


Seeing Red AZ risks being labeled crass to tell the truth

July 24, 2017

There’s no way to win the etiquette award going after a desperately ill man. But the integrity of Seeing Red AZ requires that we speak the truth and remain faithful to the Constitution and Republican platform.

So it is we expose the Sunday, July 23, 2017 edition of the Arizona Republic and its obsessive recrafting of John McCain. The dramatic headline, “An arena without its fighter,” sits above a  photo of a hallway view of McCain’s Washington D.C. U.S. Senate office with the mahogany door ajar, showing an elegant interior including an exquisite marble fireplace and velvet upholstered chair.  The outer view features an American flag flanking a black and gold gleaming wall plaque identifying the office as that of Senator John McCain.

Above the headline is a deceptive quote from McCain’s protégé Jeff Flake:

“One of the most important roles he has played, obviously, over the past six months is as one who reassured the world that America is still gong to lead. He was a calming, consistent voice when we needed it.”

Think about that message. Jeff Flake, who broadcast his refusal to vote for Republican nominee — now U.S. President Donald Trump, as did John McCain and his family — is actually saying that since Trump’s election the world needed McCain’s assurance that it would still rotate on its axis. The same McCain who hand carried to the FBI director, the phony Russian dossier intended to destroy President Trump within short order after his inauguration. Flake, who remains a close associate of Barack Obama, even promoted Obama’s lame duck Democrat nominee, Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court, saying it was ‘time to act’ on his nomination.  President Trump actually nominated conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch who now sits on the high court.

Let’s be clear. Sick or well, intemperate McCain, who has spent his career colluding with Democrats, is a rabidly jealous man who has never gotten over his own presidential defeat and begrudges President Trump  his spectacular 2016 victory. Arizona’s two Republicrat senators are determined to bring him down even if it requires a last breath, losing the next election or ultimately destroying the Republican Party.


Ann Kirkpatrick: political opportunist carpetbags to CD 2

July 23, 2017

She’s ba-a-ack, newly reincarnated

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick has had a bumpy ride in Congressional District 1 —  opting in and out, winning, losing and getting chased down and booed (brief video) by angry constituents. Now, at age 67, she wants to reprise her political adventure after losing a senate effort to unseat John McCain in 2016.

The on-again, off again Kirkpatrick has recently carpet-bagged into Tucson and registered in Congressional District 2. Throwing caution and good sense to the winds, she’s banking on mounting a successful challenge to 3-term Republican incumbent Martha McSallyThere are seven other already declared local Democrats in the race.

The burning question is, will Kirkpatrick stay in Tucson after her 2018 loss or move back to Flagstaff? That nearly 300 mile drive gets tedious. Her husband, Roger Curley, has a legal practice in Flagstaff, making it unlikely he’d join her in setting up a sham residency.


Networks’ disgraceful allegations against Christian legal group

July 15, 2017

ABC, NBC and CNN  dishonestly call Alliance Defending Freedom a “hate group”

The Valley of the Sun is fortunate to have Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in our midst. ADF is the nation’s largest religious freedom legal advocacy organization, winning  seven cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in the past seven years.

Earlier this week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the group on the topic of religious freedom.  ABC, NBC and CNN networks headlined the event describing ADF as an “anti-LGBT hate group,” using information gleaned from an actual hate group, the radical, violence inciting Southern Poverty Law Center  (SPLC)— which NBC deceptively referred to as a  “prominent civil rights watchdog.”

Count on the shameless Democrats to join the dishonest tirade. DNC spokesman Joel Kasnetz was quoted as declaring, “Sessions’ appearance at this event, as the top law enforcement official in the country, brings into question whether the attorney general intends to protect all Americans.”

Some Phoenix residents are familiar with the New Times, a giveaway, left-wing tabloid, featuring soft porn ads along with its sensationalized articles blatantly targeting conservative officials. Until recently, Stephen Lemons, whose rancorous column titled, ‘The Feathered Bastard,’ was a mainstay of the tabloid, was a local resident. His final column which we addressed in,A vile goodbye from a sour Stephen Lemons,” was written in April as he prepared to move to a new gig with the disreputable SPLC in Montgomery, Alabama, befitting his extremist bent.

Kristen Waggoner was interviewed by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Friday evening. She does an excellent job of describing the skewed news reporting of Attorney General Sessions’ speech, the mission of ADF and its many successes in the courts. She is ADF’s senior vice president of US legal advocacy and general counsel, with an impressive bio.

The Federalist provides this copy of Attorney General Sessions inspirational speech. You’ll be glad you took a few minutes to read it.


USA Today perfects Winston Smith’s Newspeak

July 14, 2017

Altering words doesn’t change facts

Today is Bastille Day, traditionally a day of celebration in France. Last year irrevocably changed that, turning the day into one of grief. Memorial services are planned to honor the 86 victims of a rampaging nearly 20-truck whose driver purposely plowed into the crowd of revelers, including families with children eating ice cream, strolling the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France after the fireworks display ended. In addition to those killed, there were 435 who were wounded in the attack.

Gannett, the parent company of the failing, left-wing Arizona Republic newspaper, now inserts a copy of its USA Today newspaper in with the barely there daily in a vain attempt to give it heft.  Gannett’s stock has tumbled from $17.49  on Dec. 5, 2015 to  now struggling to stay afloat in the $8.00 range.  

This might be the reason:

The caption beneath a photo of two men who were seriously wounded in the attack names them and says, they “were injured in Nice when someone drove a truck through a crowd last year. “

“Someone?’

The 31-year-old killer’s name is Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. He was a Tunisian Muslim living in France, who had been previously arrested for theft and gun violations, had his sentences suspended and was not deported. He was killed by police at the scene of the massacre.

Gannett’s absurd politically correct contrivance is reminiscent of Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller titled, “1984.” Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.

Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party.  We servatives are “unpersons” to the MSM liberals. But we still have a voice. We need to continue to use it.

When his book was published in 1949, Orwell wrote, “By 2050 — earlier, probably — all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared.”  He turned out to be a reliable prophet.


Vengeful McCain headlined as key player in phony Russian dossier

July 13, 2017

Arizonans who pay attention have long known of the underhanded tactics and uncontrolled temper of  John McCain. To call them legendary would make him appear to be laudable rather than the unsavory character he actually is. The UK’s Daily Mail and the Guardian reveal John McCain as the devious schemer behind the effort to take down President Donald Trump, who McCain and his senate seat mate Jeff Flake each said they would not vote for.  McClatchy News fired the opening volley in outing McCain in the Russian dossier scandal. The Daily Caller has revealed that McCain will face questions in a defamation lawsuit.

Possessing an insatiable ego and access to lobbyist money and Socialist billionaire George Soro’s generous funding, McCain has vastly outspent more worthy opponents and was reelected in 2016 to another six-year term at age 80. Never letting the truth get in the way of his mission, he and his operatives have even engaged in intra-party measures to oust conservative elected precinct committeemen within the Arizona Republican Party — using out-of-state Obama donors to accomplish his ends.

It appears McCain’s role in this  latest outrageous action against the President of the United States, might finally be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel’s back and results in unceremoniously removing him from the U.S. Senate in disgrace.

Longtime readers of Seeing Red AZ are aware that we use substantiating links in our posts.  Today we veer from that policy, since our well known “blue links” would take over this crucial information contained in the news reports.

We urge you to read the reports. Knowledge is power.


La Raza by any other name smells just as foul

July 12, 2017

The National Council of La Raza, the far left Hispanic organization whose name translates to “The Race” and whose motto is “Por la raza todo, fuera de la raza nada” — “For the race, everything, outside the race, nothing,” — met in Phoenix this week for its 2017 national conference

On the agenda was a name change for the clearly racist group, which will now call itself “Unidos U.S.,” or “United U.S.”  according to Janet Murguia, President and CEO,

In 2008, Murguia acknowledged the difficulty the name posed to reporter Ruben Navarrette, Jr., who criticized the name as “a musty throwback to the 1960s.””We take a lot of heat for our name,” Murguia said at the time. She acknowledged that there had been discussions about changing it. “But historically I think it’s something that our community feels wedded to.” Murguia prefers to use its initials, calling it simply, “NCLR.” Yet there’s no escaping the fact that militant Latinos express their advocacy for illegal immigration by shouting, “Viva la Raza!”

Now she admits that though the name change was being considered before Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, the new name “fits the strategy of collective resistance.”

Conference attendees had sharply differing views on the name change, some saying it was “selling out” and expressing pride in the unquestionably racist name.

Randy Parraz, a local open-borders extremist, described benignly as a “community organizer” by the daily newspaper, opposed the name change as giving in to pressure. “We have to own our identity because it makes us powerful,” he said.

Janet Murguia, deeply rooted in liberalism, is not one who speaks impetuously. Her twin sister Mary, is a judge on the left-leaning Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — nominated by Barack Obama.  AZ  Sens. McCain and Kyl voted for her confirmation. Her brother Carlos is a federal judge for the U.S. District Court in Kansas. Prior to being nominated to the federal bench by Bill Clinton, he was the Coordinator for the Immigration Amnesty Program of El Centro, Inc.

Nine years ago this week, Michelle Malkin, nationally syndicated columnist, author and senior editor at Conservative Review, wrote15 things you should know about “The Race.” It remains relevant. At the time the column was written, presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama were each featured speakers at the annual La Raza conference in San Diego. Malkin is a proud American of Philippine heritage.

The late Congressman Dr. Charlie Norwood (R-GA.) warned about La Raza.

*William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, she says, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Juliet makes the case that it doesn’t matter to her that Romeo is from her family’s longstanding foe, the house of Montague. The reference is often used to imply that the names of things have no affect on what they actually are — as in the case of La Raza.