Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Flake’s son, ex-wife

August 12, 2018

Flaky Austin Flake and Logan Brown try and fail in another attempt to get rich on the backs of Maricopa County taxpayers

Federal Judge Neil Wake has dismissed the lawsuit brought by Austin Flake and his now ex-wife Logan, who has reclaimed her maiden name of Brown.

The case stemmed from dismissed animal cruelty charges the duo faced in the June 2014 heat related suffocation deaths of nearly two dozen dogs they supposedly were caring for at Green Acre Kennel in Gilbert. The facility was owned by Logan’s mother and step-father, MaLeisa and Jesse “Todd” Hughes, who were vacationing in Florida when the gruesome deaths occurred.

When the Flakes’ checked the kennel on the hot June 20th morning and witnessed the horrific scene, they did not call for veterinary assistance, opting to hose down the dying dogs, then callously piled their dead carcasses in a shed.

The pets sweltered to death, packed together in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning. They had neither food nor water in their stomachs, according to the veterinarian who performed necropsies on the dogs.

On October 14, 2014, a Grand Jury indicted both couples with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Ultimately Logan’s parents served short sentences on fraud charges involving lying to the owners of the pets, telling them their dogs ran away. The Hughes’ took plea deals in lieu of going to trial. As defendants, each pleaded guilty to one count of facilitation to commit fraudulent schemes and artifices, and one count of cruelty to animals, both Class 6 felonies. Their sentences included 23 days in jail without the possibility of work release, work furlough, home detention or compliance monitoring.  The days they served equaled one day per dead dog.

After Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery dropped the 21 felony charges and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals against Austin and Logan Flake, the actual responsible parties, they filed a lawsuit against the taxpayers of Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seeking $8 million to resurrect their formerly pristine reputations. They claim they were targeted by the Sheriff’s office and their characters were ruined by the investigation. A few $million each could go a long way to soothe their hurt feelings. Fortunately that effort went nowhere.

With their eyes still on the money prize, they angled for another civil trial, this time against the sheriff’s investigative detective.

But Judge Wake has now dismissed that lawsuit, ruling their attorney Stephen Montoya hadn’t provided evidence the detective intended to deprive the Flakes’ of their rights. Read the judge’s order.

SRAZ has written extensively about this tragic set of circumstances and the appalling flakes. Let’s hope this is the last we hear of these grifters. 

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AZ Republic: Where agenda trumps fact

August 9, 2018

Deciphering Republicese

The headline blasts, “Donald Trump’s border wall could cost much more than estimated, new report says.”

A few observations when reading the local newspaper, employing a wide range of sufferers of TDS or “Trump Derangement Syndrome“:

  1.  Yes, it’s a long headline. It could have been shorter and more respectful if the word “Donald” was eliminated and replaced with the abbreviated, “Pres.”

      2.  Usage of the word “could”: Could is vague and indefinite, as in the case of may, might, maybe and possibly. If the wall “could” cost much more than estimated, it “could” also cost much less. It depends on the perspective that is intended to be conveyed. The Arizona Republic makes no bones about its messaging, rife with an open-border agenda, hence the usage of the wobbly word, “could.”

     3.  Most egregious error of all: It’s not, “Donald Trump’s border wall.” It’s ours! Americans across this nation voted for candidate Donald Trump. Among the top reasons was the promised construction of a “border wall,” since border security is national security. This principle was reiterated during a speech delivered by President Trump at the Reagan Library in December 2017.

The article was written by Rafael Carranza, described as “covering the U.S.-Mexico border for The Arizona Republic, and contributing to La Voz Arizona.” La Voz is the Spanish language edition. Both papers specialize in highlighting families separated and/or reunited at the southern border, never suggesting that their illegal entry into the U.S. or sending their young children on the arduous journey with strangers claiming to be their parents put them in indefensible predicaments of their own making.

The recent arrest of an illegal in Texas, highlights the problem.  A young girl was sent by her mother with a man, who falsely told authorities he was her father. He had, in fact, repeatedly raped her during the journey.

Would Carranza have gotten this particular assignment if his surname had been O‘Connor or Wong, or does identity politics override all other considerations at the Hillary-endorsing, open borders, far left newspaper?


UofA pays radical Hezbollah-supporting Noam Chomsky, 89, $750k to teach “politics”

August 8, 2018

This preposterous story is factual and happening right here in Arizona.  And guess what?  You’re paying for it with your tax dollars.  Judicial Watch reports that  the University of Arizona — a public university —  hired 89-yearr-old radical leftist Noam Chomsky at an outrageous salary of $750,000 a year. Chomsky, who supports Hezbollah, will teach his famously leftist brand of politics.

The information was obtained by Judicial Watch after a months-long battle with the taxpayer-funded institution for access to its records.

Judicial Watch launched an investigation after the University of Arizona (UA), located in Tucson with an enrollment of about 40,000, announced that it hired Noam Chomsky to teach a general education course for undergraduates titled “What is Politics?” In the announcement UA describes Chomsky as a “world-renowned linguist” and one of the “most cited scholars in modern history.”

The reality is that Chomsky is an extreme leftwing propagandist who defends communist regimes—including those in Vietnam and Cuba—and openly supports the anti-Israel and anti-U.S. terrorist organization Hezbollah. In fact, Chomsky met with Hezbollah leaders n Lebanon even though the State Department lists the group as a terrorist organization and the elderly professor has publicly supported the militant group’s right to be armed.

At the time Chomsky was a professor of linguistics at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a private institution that can hire whoever it wants with no public accountability. However, UA is funded with taxpayer dollars and must comply with public-records laws meant to keep government transparent. It still took UA four months to provide Judicial Watch with the records of Chomsky’s outrageous deal.

The records show that the university’s relationship with the decrepit academic began several years ago while he was still teaching at MIT. Chomsky delivered guest lectures at UA, mostly in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the university eventually hired him as a “consultant” for $65,000. His consultant duties were to show up only six times for a politics class with only 38 students, which means he received north of $10,000 a lecture.

 The class met for 7 ½ weeks and Chomsky was to attend only on Thursdays for a total of six sessions, the contract obtained by Judicial Watch shows. UA subsequently hired Chomsky to teach for three years—from 2017 to 2020—at an annual salary of $250,000. The money comes from tuition dollars, grants, contracts and other funds generated by the public institution, the records show.

Pouring salt on the wound, UA lost nearly $25,000 hosting lectures (“THE HAURY CONVERSATION: NOAM CHOMSKY TALKS WITH TONI MASSARO”) featuring Chomsky. The school promoted one of them as an event in which Chomsky would speak on “a range of topics that could include the refugee crisis, political conflict, democracy, capitalism, climate change and social inequality.”

The records show that the outlay expenses by UA for both lectures totaled $17,007.01. An invoice for $12,687.16 dated April 30, 2018, appears to be a payment to Eventbrite from the university for the second of the two Chomsky lectures. Ticket sales came in at $12,385 and ticket costs totaled $7,683.24. When combined with the original outlays, UA lost $24,992.41 on both of the Chomsky events. It should be noted that UA has not hosted similar events for any other academic in the past 24 years, making the Chomsky fiasco a unique, one-time production at a loss to taxpayers for a radical leftist political activist.

The university’s arrangement with Chomsky has outraged many, especially those with connections to the school. Bevan Olyphant, a former Green Berets who taught a leadership class in the honors program at UA, got paid $1,500 a semester and says a full engineering professor at UA receives an average annual salary of $80,000.

This is enraging considering the university is paying Chomsky an astounding quarter of a million dollars a year. Olyphant, who owns a ranch in southern Arizona, said this is the response he got from the president of UA when he requested that the university bring in conservative speakers: “We can’t do that! We would have a riot,” Olyphant told Judicial Watch. As part of the investigation into Chomsky’s egregious deal, Judicial Watch requested records of UA’s contracts with other speakers and lecturers and none were conservative.


Jeff the Flake returns to Africa, prefers gov’t to U.S.

August 4, 2018

Loose cannon Flake embarrasses himself again

The aptly named Jeff Flake is once again in his beloved Africa.  He was first there on a church mission, later returning to Namibia in the 1990’s where he was employed as a registered foreign agent working for Rossing Uranium, a mining company with ties to Iran and one of the world‘s largest supplies of nuclear fuel. He lobbied on behalf of the company, opening doors in Washington D.C. —- a job, as the HuffPost points out, Flake did his best to keep under wraps as he campaigned for the U.S. House as a “political outsider.”

During his single senate term, due to expire with the coming election, fake Republican Flake cozied up to Barack Obama, and accompanied him and the congressional black caucus to Kenya, Obama’s familial homeland.

Now Flake, once again jetting at taxpayer’s expense, is in Zimbabwe, emulating Jimmy Carter by overseeing questionable elections in third world countries. Flake’s observation in the wake of deadly violence and claims of rigged results?  According to this Breitbart News report, “Democracy doesn’t get any better than this.” His vacuous tweet was enthusiastic.

This past year, Flake, too haughty and ignorant to be content merely being an American citizen, proudly referred to himself asa globalist.”

Not only does Flake bring to mind the liberal Jimmy Carter, 95, but also his far left counterpart, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now 85. In 2012, she actually praised the South African Constitution (video) over the Constitution of the United States.

Flake is finishing his first and last senate term due to bottom dragging 18% approval ratings after incessant eruptions of Trump-hatred — from tedious tirades delivered in an empty senate chamber to gifting his vitriolic anti-Trump spew to the appreciative alphabet networks. The resulting abysmal polling caused him to rethink a reelection bid, and avoid the embarrassment of a humiliating defeat at the polls.

We’ve long suspected that the disrespected junior senator has had a uncertain grasp on reality…but this latest escapade proves it beyond a doubt. Unconstrained rage has been noted as a symptom of early onset dementia. Jeff might not only be sickening. He may also be sick.


McSally’s border wall double talk can’t con Lou Dobbs

August 1, 2018

Martha McSally’s appearance (illuminating video) on Fox Business‘ “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” clearly defines why she’s known as Sally McCain.  Her lack of commitment to constructing the border wall she deceptively alludes to in her campaign ads is reminiscent of her mentor John McCain’s infamous stroll along Arizona’s southern border with then-Pinal County sheriff, deceptively promising toComplete the danged fence” Immediately after the ballots were counted, McCain, Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin along with four other RINOs and liberals, joined together on the Gang of Eight, another of his career-long amnesty schemes.

Dobbs takes none of McSally’s glib double talk on the topic, as she repeatedly yammers about a “border wall system.” Dobbs swiftly clarifies that President Trump has promised a border wall — not a system — and pointedly tells McSally to stop speaking over him.

In an email sent to her supporters, Dr. Kelli Ward, who McSally is challenging for Arizona’s open Senate seat writes:

“Yesterday I met with the editorial board of the Arizona Republic with my opponent Martha McSally. Overall it was a very positive experience — I had the chance to spread our message of America First and discuss some of the most important issues of the campaign.

But McSally never ceases to floor me… our meeting confirmed she’s still totally out of touch with conservative voters.In discussing the construction of a much-needed wall along our southern border, McSally emphatically said, “I don’t know why you guys get so caught up on the word ‘wall’.”

No, I am not kidding… the woman is running for U.S. Senate in a border state and she doesn’t comprehend the overwhelming support for President Trump’s Wall. This is why I’m running. I’m in it to win and support the Wall for Arizona and the United States.

You see, my opponent never supported any of the President’s America First immigration proposals — in fact, she’s supported the opposite. When we refer to McSally as Martha “McAmnesty,” we mean it… in addition to opposing the Wall, McSally voted for amnesty multiple times as a sitting member of Congress.

And let’s not forget that the massive $1.3 trillion budget-busting omnibus spending bill that McSally so “proudly” supported back in March didn’t include a single penny for our southern border wall.”

Today’s edition of the newspaper, employing blatant deception and regarding us as easily duped fools, headlines the meeting with the editorial board, “Republicans McSally, Ward trade jabs in heated debate” —- when in fact, there was no debate. And Joe Arpaio, who celebrated his 86th birthday three months ago, didn’t even bother to show up.

Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician, former two-term state senator, military wife, and mother, is the eloquent conservative in this critically important upcoming U.S. Senate Primary Election, which might explain why Martha McSally and Joe Arpaio refuse to participate in actual debates — denying Arizona voters the ability to see, hear, and compare them. Ward’s campaign donation link is alongside this revealing video. Unlike Martha McSally, Kelli Ward relies on supporters, not open border lobbyists who fund McSally’s ubiquitous, though deceitful, TV ads.

Watch ‘McSally is a McFaker,’ as she tries and fails to con Lou Dobbs:

 


AZ GOP Gov. race: Bold Bennett outpaces cowardly Ducey 

July 28, 2018

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, running for reelection, is in the fight of his political life. He knows it and the rest of us smell the acrid scent of his palpable fear.

It’s almost enough to make to make him appear a pitiful victim. Then reality takes hold and it’s clear he’s brought this political calamity upon himself. Ducey’s nervous political operatives even tried — and failed — to remove conservative challenger Ken Bennett from the ballot.

In caving in to the demands of the striking teachers who abandoned their students for a week in violation of their contractual agreements, Ducey showed his cowardly underbelly. The 20% pay hike for a part-time job didn’t satisfy the striking unionists. So far in the 2018 election cycle, the “poor” teachers, through their leftist unions have contributed nearly $14 million to politicians —- 94% to Dems and a mere 5% to Republicans.*

Following radical Noah Karvalis, a 24-year-old hip-hop music teacher acclaimed by the Socialist Worker publication, teachers are now coalescing around a permanent Constitutional Amendment straight out of the Marxist playbook of redistribution of wealth with a “tax the rich,” ballot Initiative. Teachers don’t comprehend the simple fact that the small business owners, and those they consider “the rich” and need to be punished for their successes, already pay the lion’s share of taxes. They are the ones who took the risks, worked long hours and ultimately were able to provide jobs enabling their employees to buy homes, cars and send their kids to college. They don’t get the entire summer and long holiday breaks off.

Ducey brought us to this point with his weak response to the #REDsforED thugs, passing as educators. He then added insult to injury by claiming the wage hikes wouldn’t raise taxes. Given his falling on his sword for this economic nightmare, it’s interesting that he is reviled by the teachers, who do not intend to support him with their votes. Another calculated error on the part of the Guv.

Now he cowardly refuses to engage in either of the two scheduled gubernatorial debates. He cites as his reason that well-qualified Ken Bennett, Arizona’s former Secretary of State — the job next in line of succession to the governor and president of the state senate — didn’t show enough deference to Sen. John McCain when he suggested the seriously ill McCain should step down since he is unable to finish out his term.  McCain hasn’t been seen in nearly a year.

According to Ducey, bringing up the realities of McCain’s failing health and extended absence is out of bounds.  When Bennett said Arizona is unrepresented in the U.S. Senate, Ducey considered the facts concerning his mentor uncouth. Ducey not only refuses to debate Ken Bennett, but has maintained a close relationship with the McCain’s since he came to Arizona to attend ASU. Ducey’s first job was at Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship. It has been reported he would appoint his former boss, Cindy, to her husband’s senate post when the vacancy occurs.

Somehow, Ducey’s offer is not uncouth, but mentioning the possibility is. 

* Center for Responsive Politics


AZ CD 2: Conservative Brandon Martin deserves your vote

July 26, 2018

Brandon Martin far superior to recycled leftist Ann Kirkpatrick, radical RINO Lea Marquez-Peterson

Ann Kirkpatrick is a liberal who thrusts her finger to the political wind to decide her most advantageous position on any given day. She has even been known to run away from her own constituents at a Townhall meeting — as we pointed out in Aug, 2009. The post exposing that incident, was titled, “The joke known as U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick,” (video). She won no friends with her antics that day in Holbrook. In fact, that widely seen fiasco was responsible for Kirkpatrick losing her congressional reelection.

She’s gotten no better with the passage of time.

Now she’s either evidencing signs of age-related forgetfulness or blatantly lying.  Either way, it’s not a plus for congressional candidate Kirkpatrick who has carpetbagged into CD 2 in a desperate effort to return to D.C.

Her most recent misadventure occurred after she was booed for raising her hand in support of ICE agents at a debate featuring Democrat candidates for AZ‘s CD 2, Kirkpatrick later issued a statement via her Facebook page contradicting what she represented as her position on the debate stage.  Read the Daily Caller’s report of the incident.

The most recent video showing Kirkpatrick being booed and heckled can be viewed here.

Arizona CD 2 voters have an outstanding conservative choice for the open seat previously held by Martha McSally. Brandon Martin, a military veteran, is reliable on the issues that matter. Check out his website. He’s strong on border security, national security, meaningfully addressing the national debt and reining in spending. Brandon Martin is pro-life and a supporter of our Second Amendment freedoms.  He’s been tirelessly campaigning, clearly exhibiting the relentless determination Arizonans need in congress.

During her on-again-off-again stints in congress, Kirkpatrick’s votes have hovered in the awful to abysmal range, as she voted in lockstep with the Dem Caucus. As examples, in 2014, she voted against the Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution. She supported Obamacare and was endorsed by pro-abortion Emily’s List. She voted in opposition to ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,’ obviously thinking that causing excruciating pain resulting in death to pre-born human babies should not be restricted.

Lea Marquez-Peterson is Martin’s primary election challenger. Her left-wing views, associations, pro-amnesty and illegal immigration positions, staunch anti-Trump stance and bankruptcy are exposed in full on Left Wing Lea, an independent site committed to acquainting CD 2 voters with her dedication to the most extreme elements of the political arena.  It warrants your attention.

Arizona deserves better. SRAZ supports Brandon Martin. Read his impressive bio.