Lacey, Larkin homes raided by FBI. Sex site shut down

April 7, 2018

Although the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona has nothing on its website as yet, other sources are replete with information concerning an FBI raid on the Sedona home of former New Times publisher, Michael Lacey, and the Paradise Valley home of Jim Larkin. The duo co-founded Backpage.com.

Sedona Red Rock News carries the report by Christopher Fox Graham detailing that Backpage.com, ranks second behind craigslist for online classified advertising. But its main products aren’t lawnmowers or toaster ovens. Their stock in trade is prostitution and sex trafficking, often involving underage girls. This 2017 report released by a U.S. Senate subcommittee reveals that 73 percent of the child-trafficking reports are knowingly facilitated by Backpage.com.

This is the indictment.  (Click link to open.)

The website has been removed. It has been replaced with a screenshot overlayed with law enforcement insignias and a notice stating: “Backpage.com and affiliated websites have been seized as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, with analytical assistance from the Joint Regional Intelligence Center.”

Although the Department of Justice said it will issue a press release after the charges are unsealed, CBS News reports that an indictment had been unsealed against seven people allegedly involved in running Backpage, containing 93 criminal counts including money laundering and running a website to facilitate prostitution. The indictment, which was filed in Arizona where Backpage is maintained, reportedly names 17 victims who were trafficked, both adults and children. The site is alleged to have earned more than $500 million in revenue since it was founded in 2004. Law enforcement officials have called it “the world’s top online brothel.”

A year ago, before he departed to work for the hate-mongering Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Stephen Lemons, still writing his “Feathered Bastard” column for the free-of-charge, far left Phoenix New Times, opined that Lacey and Larkin — his former bosses —  were being treated unfairly for “donating to powerless Democrats.” Even a man of Lemons’ low caliber knew there was far more going on, but chose to try imitating Houdini and misdirect our attention.  It didn’t work then. It clearly doesn’t work now.

Focusing on Mike Lacey, co-founder and former owner of Phoenix New Times, Lemons characterized him as “still battling for freedom of speech despite being slimed by Backpage’s foes.”

With this critical thinking, Lemons couldn’t have found a more accommodating place to land than the equally dishonest SPLC.

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Leftist town council aims to disarm citizens

April 6, 2018

Banks join the curtailment of Second Amendment rights

At first glance, these folks — the mayor and members of the village board in the northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield — appear benign enough. On their bios they note that they are proud of their children, grandchildren and pets. One sings in a choral group, another is a retired sanitary engineer with a specialty in drainage. Among them are an accounting instructor and a lawyer.

In fact, they cast a dark shadow.

They also want to disarm the people in the community they serve, recently casting unanimous votes to ban legally owned semi-automatic firearms. The new law goes into effect June 13. Residents who don’t get rid of banned weapons by then face a fine of $1,000 a day.

Their actions are eerily similar to those imposed in Germany by Wilhelm Frick, the Nazi minister of the interior in 1938, when he issued “Regulations Against Jews Possession of Weapons.” Not only were Jews forbidden to own guns and ammunition, they couldn’t own “truncheons (clubs) or stabbing weapons.” In addition to imposing restrictions, the Nazis had begun raiding Jewish homes and seizing weapons. Other German citizens found the laws expanded regarding their ownership of firearms,

Putting his ignorance of our unique history and the rights we cherish on display, Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street said if more towns banned the weapons then it’s possible the state and federal government will too.

These are the 27-words with which Kent Street has a problem:

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

They comprise the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which our Founders thought important enough to put immediately following the First Amendment — guaranteeing freedom of speech and assembly.  Leftists are hard at work attempting to curtail our rights. Now they are joined by banks. Citigroup, Inc. bank is imposing restrictions on companies that use it to issue store credit-cards or for lending and other services, according to a Thursday memo issued by Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Mike Corbat, which included these deceptive words: 

“The policy was designed to respect the rights of responsible gun owners while helping to keep firearms out of the wrong hands, It is clear to me that most people believe there are areas of agreement and practical changes we can make to find common ground.”

The lender seeks to bypass the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court and Congress. The move is being praised by gun restrictionists.

 The NRA gets it right….again. We urge you to read,So They’re Not Coming for Our Guns, Eh? We call BS.The commentary begins with a description of why the United States has a Second Amendment.

Firearm registration in Nazi German helped lead to the Holocaust, where millions of unarmed Europeans, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and systematically slaughtered.

 History is the greatest teacher —- if we pay attention.


AZ Republic favors Mexico over US President

April 4, 2018

Trump hatred takes center stage, illegals given a pass

The news that a caravan, likely underestimated at 1,300 emboldened Hondurans, upfront in their assertion that they are illegally flooding into the USA to cause havoc —- all with an assist from Mexico —-  provides editorialist Elvia Diaz another opportunity to display that her allegiance is with Mexico.

For obvious reasons, SRAZ has frequently referred to the local newspaper as the Periódico de la República de Arizona. The shameful coverage of this invasion of brassy illegals makes the anti-American, and certainly anti-Trump bias, all the more clear.

The online version is replete with a photos of families and young children that are intended to be heart wrenching.  Don’t be fooled. Our link in the first paragraph of this post makes their subterfuge all the more repugnant.

The headlined article is, “Migrant caravan that angered President Trump heads for AZ border.” Diaz’ observation is titled, “Trump makes a risky move on caravans.” She refers to Trump’s remarks on Tuesday signaling his intent to deploy military personnel to secure the U.S./Mexico border until the promised wall is built. The coverage is accompanied by a photo of an disgraceful anti-Trump demonstration, complete with a weapon-holding effigy of the president, in Beverly Hills last month.

In the skewed mindset of Elvia Diaz and her cohorts who earn their money elevating illegal aliens to sainthood status, it is the President of the United States and the American people who elected him, who are wrong.  Illegals always get a pass.

President Trump’s plan to deploy National Guard troops got no push back when the exact same forces were previously deployed to secure the Southern border — most recently by none other than liberal icon, Barack Obama. He mobilized 1,200 Army Guard soldiers in an effort to provide surveillance and support for the U.S. Border Patrol, combating drug trafficking and staunching the epidemic of illegals infesting the USA.

Donald Trump gets assaulted.

(We’ve intentionally provided no links to the articles we reference.  Our readers mean too much to us to sicken them early in the day.)


Teachers behaving badly demand 20% raises

April 3, 2018

These are role models?

We’ve been reading about teachers walking out of their classrooms and abandoning their students as they don red tee shirts protesting what they claim are low wages. Bear in mind they get the summer off and a week-long mini vacations for the now neutered Winter and Spring breaks (previously Christmas and Easter). Thanksgiving is not a single day off for teachers.

Early release days and numerous teacher planning days pepper the calendar (this district was randomly chosen) that also gives days off for “teacher collaboration.” Factor in Martin Luther King and Presidents’ Days, Labor Day, Veterans‘ Day and Memorial Day, and it’s easy to see that teachers are idle when the rest of us are expected at work.

Still, they march and loudly protest while demanding a hefty 20 percent raise. Have you ever received such a pay hike?

Some also notch up their frustrations as we’ve recently seen with married female teacher, Brittany Zamora, 27, who was engaged in a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy in her class. She faces nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of molestation of a child, and one count of furnishing harmful material to a minor.

Within days of that obscenity, we’re treated to the report of Ryan Prassas, 36, a local high school math teacher who got drunk after a night on the town with the mother of a 14-year-old, and ordered the girl to drive — after roughing them up, He’s been arrested and charged with a felony and misdemeanors. Was he fired? Nope. He’s still on staff, using “personal leave time.” Those administrators at Trevor Browne are so accommodating.

The rest of us would be fired if we were arrested under such circumstances, didn’t show up for work or tried demanding a 20 percent pay increase.

Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough. Teachers protest and school districts hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket purchases would make its way to schools.

How is it that “underpaid” mostly leftist teachers are able to send union dues specifically earmarked to fund mostly liberal politicians?  These are the people who spend more time influencing American students than their parents do. Ponder why leftist Barack Obama and self-declared Socialist Bernie Sanders cornered the youth vote.

Open Secrets/The Center for Responsive Politics shows the $ millions the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) lobbying arms give to the most left-wing elected officials. The AFT gave not one thin dime to Republicans.

Read 10 Facts You May Not Know About Education in Arizona. It’s news you need and aren’t getting. Armed with the facts, it’s time for informed parents to march. The only roadblock is they have jobs where their presence is required. And unlike teachers, they don’t have the luxury of frequent half days, lengthy holiday vacations or the entire summer off.


Latest illegal fraud: Pairing invasion with Holy Week

April 2, 2018

President Trump astutely reacts by calling off DACA deal

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) details the latest invasion technique being used by what is described as “over a thousand” well trained Central American illegal aliens, boasting about making their way through Mexico to the United States, where their plans include claims of seeking asylum. This travesty is being carried out in connection with Holy Week, in conjunction with a wink and a nod from the Mexican government which has allowed the mob to pass through Mexico.

The invaders, about 80 percent Hondurans, are sophisticated enough to utilize technology both in putting together their well organized “caravan,” and recruiting and organizing participants. According to CIS reporter Kausha Luna, the group has a name, a slogan, and an outrageous mission statement — while seeking financial benefactors on Facebook.

”Our mission is to provide shelter and safety to migrants and refugees in transit, accompany them in their journey, and together demand respect for our human rights.”

Their slogan is “Migrantes en la lucha” (“Migrants in the Fight”).

Just days ago, the caravan set out from Tapachula (in Mexico, due west of Honduras) and began its trek northward. The group chanted “We are migrants. We are not criminals. We are workers.” 

One thing is certain, the invaders are neither studious nor educated workers, with degrees in science, math or engineering that would benefit America.

According to Classbase which reports on worldwide education systems, “The 6 years of Honduran primary school education are free, although less that 32% of pupils receive their educational grounding without repeating grades. These children represent only half of the original school entrants, and will have taken an average of 9.4 years to complete this phase.”

CIS’ Luna writes, “The group practiced security protocols, including formations which called for the men of the group to form a wall around the women and children. Moreover, the Central Americans made their way to Mexico’s Commission for Refugee Assistance and made calls for better compliance with international and national laws, faster processing of asylum applications, and an increase in acceptance rates.”

NumbersUSA has a compilation of additional information detailing the slippery invasion scheme, including outrageous demands for open borders and asylum access, along with an end to deportations.

According to the director of Pueblo Sin Fronteras — People Without Borders —- which announced the invasion intentions, from April 5 to April 9, a series of workshops will be hosted in Puebla, Mexico, by U.S. and Mexican immigration lawyers. The workshops will provide legal guidance on the issue of claiming asylum or refuge status in the United States.

In short, brassy invaders are demanding American citizens relinquish our country to them, as they replicate the corruption, criminality and penchant for depressing property values once they arrive here, by replicating the barros they left.

In response, President Trump  tweeted, “NO MORE DACA DEAL!”

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

 Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!

Dem Juan Mendez’candidate questionnaire plagiarized answers

March 31, 2018

Democrat unable to answer a simple election questionnaire with honesty

A new blog,Arizona Democrats Exposed, (ADE) has done a masterful job of exposing the lazy lifting of answers to a candidate questionnaire requested by the local daily newspaper.

According to ADE’s post, in 2016, the Arizona Republic sent then-State Representative Juan Mendez a candidate questionnaire to fill out while he campaigned for the Arizona Senate — an office to which he was elected. The questionnaire was intended to help constituents “vote with confidence.”

Mendez fell far short of the mark.   

A review of Mendez’s answers has found that significant portions of them were directly plagiarized from other sources  — hardly a confidence producer.  Despite his slipperiness, he was elected to the state Senate to represent District 26.

Democrat Mendez, whose district includes the Hispanic majority town of Guadalupedescribes himself on the legislative member website with these words:

“Juan is not only a lifelong member of the Arizona Democratic Party but has worked for years to contribute to our state and local Democratic Party. He has held various offices and positions as an elected Precinct and State Committee Member, Chair of the Resolutions Committee on the state level, President of the ASU Young Democrats, Treasurer and Secretary at the district level, and as a Field Organizer helping to turn out Democratic voters and elect progressive Democrats.” He refers to himself as a “first-generation Chicano.”

With all that intra-party work to keep him busy, he could conclude he was forced to sticky finger his questionnaire answers. That would be as good an answer as any — if his constituents cared.


Teen anti-gun marchers, influenced by leftists, descend on DC, other cities

March 25, 2018

Teen mobs led by liberal celebrities march throughout USA

Under-educated students who haven’t been effectively taught the history of our nation’s founding and the enduring greatness of our American Constitution, are flexing their political muscle and threatening to remove members of congress who support the Second Amendment.

Think about that.

Many of them will be first time voters during this fall’s midterm elections. Voter registration activists were among throngs of young Americans who marched for tighter gun laws on Saturday, signing up thousands of soon-to-be voters who want to eject lawmakers who oppose gun control.  Organizers of the voter registration drive hoped to sign up at least 25,000 participants in the DC march alone, a promising boost for Democrats.

Estimates of the March for Our Lives crowd size ranged in the hundreds of thousands, who lemming-like flocked to DC as they flock to rock concerts. Since they are teens, the question is who financed their trek to the nation’s capitol, where food and lodging are not inexpensive. Did they all have parental consent? With or without consent, we find that their benefactors were the left-wing Hollywood elite, who provided funding and buses for the trip. The NAACP was among the co-sponsors of the event, with Martin Luther King, Jr’s young granddaughter calling for the elimination of all guns. Breitbart provides info on the celebs.

This is 17-year-old David Hogg, (video) a survivor of the Parkland Florida high school massacre. Seventeen of his classmates were slaughtered by a crazed, recently expelled fellow student who should have been on the FBI’s watch list, and disallowed to purchase a gun, since the police had been called to the family home two dozen times prior to his murderous rampage at the school.

Rather than engendering compassionate action, cocky, foul-mouthed Hogg uses his new-found status to disparage parents, senior citizens, Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott and issues threats to congress and the Second Amendment. And wouldn’t you know?  He‘s an aspiring journalist. In his profanity laced interview, Hogg calls himself the NRA’s “worst nightmare.”

HeadCount conducts voter registration drives at concerts, and claims it has registered over 500,000 young voters since 2004 — “translating the power of music intro real action.” Missing is any mention of learning about our system of government or the views of individual candidates. These are liberals on the rise. Though they claim to be disconnected from a political party, they direct people to the AFL-CIO union scoreboard and announce, “We balance the power of the wealthy,” (those are the job creators, folks) whom they claim exploit workers — referring to Right to Work laws as “racist.”

Rock the Vote, calls Arizona a “vote blocking state,” claiming it restricts voter rights, appears on DiscovertheNetworks.org: A Guide to the Political Left. RTV also works to register and mobilize voters aged 18-29 to support left-wing Democrat political candidates. Like HeadCount, it forms partnerships with music-industry and popular-culture icons who share the organization’s left-wing values, and use their celebrity status to influence the opinions of young voters.

If your kids are concert goers, you need to get up to speed on these insidious groups and their agendas. Who would have thought music would become a political menace to our Constitutional freedoms?