“Taking ownership” gives NYT reporter a pass slurring Melania Trump

February 15, 2017

The headline alone was a shocker: “New York Times Reporter Apologizes for Calling Melania Trump a ‘Hooker.”

Jacob Bernstein, son of Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein and the late author Nora Ephron, identified himself on Tuesday as the loose-lipped puerile jerk who “repeated” what he is referring to as “unfounded rumors” about First Lady Melania Trump in a conversation with model/actress Emily Ratajkowski. She, in turn, unloaded on him on Twitter, saying:

“Sat next to a journalist from the NYT last night who told me ‘Melania is a hooker.’ Whatever your politics it’s crucial to call this out for what it is: slut shaming,” Ratajkowski wrote.

She continued, “Gender specific attacks are disgusting sexist bullsh-.” Although she declined to identify the journalist in question, she did identify the person as male in a later tweet.

Now that the doo has hit the fan, Bernstein, 38, wants totake ownershipof the offensive insult. “My mistake,” he added.

On Monday, the New York Times  acknowledged that the previously unidentified reporter made a “completely inappropriate” remark about Mrs. Trump, and that the reporter has been spoken to by editors at the newspaper. “The comment was not intended to be public, but it was nonetheless completely inappropriate and should not have occurred,” according to a spokesman for the New York Times.

“Spoken to by editors?” Yeah. That should do it. 

Yet why do we smell a double standard? If the First Lady in question had been Michelle Obama, “taking ownership” would have resulted in Jacob Bernstein being accompanied out the door by management with a box of his desk contents in tow.

Powerline blog’s John Hinderaker poses and then answers the question,Is the New York Times a serious news source?” Check it out. It dovetails well with our post.


Statehood Day: At 105, Arizona’s an eyewitness to fake news

February 14, 2017

Today is Statehood Day. Arizona officially became a state on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1912.  The newspaper that brought news to the state’s citizens debuted May 19, 1890, over two decades before Arizona moved from territory status to an official state with Gov. George W. P. Hunt at the helm. Readers who disdain the current leftward slant of the Arizona Republic will be surprised to know that its original masthead was the Arizona Republican. Even after the name was changed to the current Arizona Republic, its publisher and newspaper magnate Eugene Pulliam and his wife Nina, held fast to the conservative tone that characterized the content.

After their deaths, the Pulliam’s vast publishing holding Central Newspapers; Inc. was acquired by Gannett, Inc. and the downhill slide began in earnest. When the daily endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, it heralded the predictable move as being “extraordinary,” writing “never in its long history has the newspaper endorsed a Democrat — for president” (emphasis ours). It certainly has endorsed many Democrats for public office along with promoting reliably liberal issues.  In fact, the Arizona Republic endorsed Democrat Lyndon Johnson over Arizona native Barry Goldwater by omission as reported in the Washington Post.

Admitting Hillary was substandard, the editorial board engaged in overt understatement writing: 

“Make no mistake: Hillary Clinton has flaws. She has made serious missteps.”

Clinton lost as she should have, a fact the editorial board,  reporters, columnists, and the not-so-funny cartoonist at the Arizona Republic can’t seem to wrap their heads around. As they mourn their loss, the content is skewed even further left and President Donald Trump has become the newspaper’s punching bag.

A month before the Nov. 8, presidential election, Dan Nowicki, McCain and Flake’s assigned sycophantic reporter wrote an embarrassing piece titled, “3 reasons why Trump is in trouble in Arizona.” The editorial masquerading as a news report, included these words:

“Despite six trips to the state as a presidential candidate — Trump on Tuesday attracted an estimated 20,000 people to a rally in conservative Prescott Valley —  the celebrity billionaire has not been able to seal  the deal in the state.”

Actually Trump won Arizona handily, capturing all 11 electoral votes.

The markets have responded favorably to Donald Trump. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq each hit new all-time highs Monday. The S&P 500 has climbed five days in a row and is up 8.8% since President Trump won the November election. Treasury note yields have also been on an upward trend since Trump assumed office.

Having a businessman rather than a career-long political hack in the White House has obvious benefits. Of course, you’d never know that by reading the Arizona Republic.


Soros funded losing candidates to defeat Trump and failed

February 7, 2017

Soros fund execs gifted donations to failed presidential candidates John McCain, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Lindsey Graham along with Mitt Romney’s VP candidate and now Speaker of the House Paul Ryan,  hoping to trounce Trump in 2016

Seeing Red AZ has been sounding the alarm about the John McCain / George Soros connection for years.  In Jan. 2014, we posted John McCain cavorts with pal George $oros, exposing the deep ties McCain has cultivated with the extremist, America-hating, open-borders globalist. Soros, a multi-billionaire has bankrolled the duplicitous Arizona senator since 2001.

Nov. 2015 we posted McCain joins Soros pushing “refugee” invasion, filled with excellent outside links that further expose the man who at that time was seeking a sixth, six-year senate term at age 80. We wrote, “the depth of McCain’s deception is mind-boggling.”

When we posted By George! McCain & Hillary have a lot in common, Feb. 1, 2016, in the fourth paragraph we included a link to Richard Poe, a New York Times-best selling author and award-winning journalist, who presented the definitive statement and follow-up question: “John McCain Gets Soros Cash. Why would McCain be the willing recipient of money from Soros — who funded Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns?”

Interestingly, the link is kaput and a message says, “The page you are looking for no longer exists.” The site links to Poe’s books, one of which, The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party, he co-authored in 2007 with conservative David Horowitz.

Today we direct our readers to Matthew Boyle’s first-rate investigative report “George Soros the Godfather of the Left,” posted on Breitbart, further exposing the collusion. Boyle writes:

In total, executives with the Soros-founded company pushed $36,800 into the coffers of these GOP candidates just this past cycle. That does not include Super PACs or campaign committees, which saw tens of thousands of dollars more. While these numbers for Republicans pale in comparison to the millions upon millions poured into Democratic groups, causes, and candidates, it is significant that Soros executives are making a play inside the GOP. Perhaps even more significant is the type of Republican they aim to prop up: pro-amnesty, pro-open borders on trade, and generally speaking anti-Trump. A pattern emerges when looking at the policies of the Republicans that these Soros Fund Management executives support financially.

The biggest recipient of Soros-connected cash in the GOP was none other than House Speaker Paul Ryan, who repeatedly attempted to undermine Trump over the course of the election. According to the records available online, the Soros firm’s workers gave $10,800 to Ryan.

POLITICO reported Soros has worked under cover to remake the U.S. Justice system in his liberal image, funding left-wing prosecutor and law enforcement candidates. Here in Maricopa County he spent $2 million to topple Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Commit these traitorous names to memory: John McCain, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham. They are all anti-Trump Republicrats willing to turn on Donald Trump, the Republican party’s presidential nominee and now our 45th president for the proverbial thirty pieces of silver.

McCain’s spokeswoman, Julie Tarallo, along with those representing the other politicos contacted, has not responded to multiple requests for comment from Breitbart News. What a surprise.

H/T SRAZ Commenters Doc and Kathy


Key info preceding AZ GOP Jan. 28th meeting

January 27, 2017

Jim O’Connor is the conservative candidate for AZ GOP chairman

Republican Briefs is a reliable source for the latest news and updates from a conservative prospective. Editor Frost Taylor’s insights and straightforward reporting are a dependable daily read for many GOP grassroots activists.

That’s why we link directly to her Friday post.  If you are an elected  state committeeman attending the Saturday, Jan. 28 Statutory Meeting, you will benefit from having this information before you vote for intra-party officers and Resolutions.

Earlier this week, Seeing Red AZ wroteIt’s time to take back the AZ Republican Party,” along with an update. It contains a powerful video featuring Tim Horn, first Vice Chair of Legislative District 23, Jim O’Connor’s home district —  exposing outgoing chair Robert Graham’s disenfranchisement scheme to rig the election for his chosen successor Jonathan Lines. 

Jonathan Lines is the establishment candidate for Republican state chairman, endorsed by the untrustworthy Robert Graham and linked to the unsavory senate duo of McCain and Flake — who have been instrumental in purging conservatives from precinct committeemen posts.

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* Photo: McCain, Unknown, Jonathan Lines, Jeff Flake   What a nice cozy little group this is for a man who denies he is a McCain supporter.  Would YOU have dinner with these people?

Photo and caption: Arizona Freedom Alliance


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.


McBull in the news

January 26, 2017

Why does military repeatedly receive the back of McCain’s hand?

Did we need the AZ Republic to tell us that “John McCain has come out swinging against the Trump administration“?

The article begins with the mystifying words, “John McCain is making it very clear that he isn’t just going to go along with everything President Donald Trump proposes, despite the fact they are both Republicans.”

Let’s be clear. John McCain only hauls out that cumbersome “R” to place next to his name when ballots are printed.  He prefers themaverick” designation (video), meaning he’s pushing back against Republican principles at every opportunity.

McCain is still smarting from the beating he took at the hands of Barack Hussein Obama, whose middle name he banished from American lips as unfitting, although Obama proudly used it in both of his inauguration ceremonies.

After President Donald Trump announced he would be launching a major investigation into voter fraud, megalomaniac octogenarian McCain boasted about his own vicious 2016 Senate reelection campaign saying, “Listen, I won by 14 points. I’m absolutely sure that there was not a single illegal vote in that election in Arizona.”  McCain must have missed this video, showing irrefutable proof of ballot box stuffing in Phoenix, which was the impetus for a law halting what became known as ballot harvesting.

Rasmussen Reports’ Daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that less than a week into his presidency, Donald Trump is scoring points with Americans — with a 57% approval rating on Wednesday. On Monday, the question revolved around Pres. Trump’s use of the phrase “America First” to describe his trade and foreign policy agenda. 52% agreed with the statement.

The stock market has responded favorably to Trump, with the Dow breaking above 20,000 for the first time ever. Americans are heartened, seeing many of Donald Trump’s campaign promises being carried out within days of assuming office. McCain withdrew his momentary support from Trump after he was the GOP nominee and had previously called Hillary a “rock star” he could support.

No wonder John McCain is posturing. He’s got little to show for his decades in Washington other than colluding with Democrats on amnesty for illegals and mistreating family members of Vietnam POW/MIAs who merely want him to unseal the documents regarding their loved ones. Watch his Feb. 2, 2008 despicable performance, as he disgracefully insults and shuts down Delores Alfond, Chair of the National Alliance of Families, seeking information about American POW/MIAs unaccounted for since their service in Vietnam. Ms. Alfond’s pilot brother Capt. Victor J. Apodaca was last heard from as he was flying over North Vietnam. She passed away in Dec. 2010.

McCain was also onboard with Obama’s plan to cut benefits to our military personnel, as reported in Military Advantage. And although the worse scandal involving VA hospitals, resulting in dozens of needless deaths of veterans, occurred in Phoenix, John McCain didn’t venture into the facility seeking answers.


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?