Jeff Flake’s son, ex-wife lose: Jury decides in favor of Arpaio & taxpayers

December 16, 2017

During a federal civil court trial in which Austin Flake and his now-ex wife Logan Brown were suing the taxpayers of Maricopa County for $8 million in a malicious prosecution case, their attempts to play on the sympathies of the jurors fell flat with Thursday’s verdict.

 The duo were the caretakers for nearly two dozen dogs who died excruciating heat related deaths at a Gilbert kennel owned by Brown’s vacationing parents. They claimed former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio brought charges against them in order to embarrass Flake’s father, Sen. Jeff Flake — so out of step with Arizona Republicans, he does a fine job of discrediting himself without any outside assist. Papa Flake’s polling numbers sunk so low that he has opted not to seek reelection. After writing a 140-page anti-Trump diatribe masquerading as a book and with a title stolen from Barry Goldwater‘s iconic, “Conscience of a Conservative,” he was unable to resuscitate his career. Arizona is not the place to deride Pres. Trump. He won Arizona’s GOP primary by more than 20 percentage points before carrying the state in the general election. Among the president’s most ardent supporters, the feeling of betrayal is particularly intense.

After a six-day trial, the jury was unmoved by Flake and Brown’s claims of fear, distrust of the criminal justice system and depression requiring therapy and medication, resulting in “bickering” that ended their marriage. Austin Flake testified that he was forced to quit BYU until the matter was resolved — and gasp! — he had to get a job. Jurors refused to award them damages in the animal cruelty case that riveted Valley residents in 2014. The shocking account revolved around the boarded dogs being locked in a small utility room, without food, water or cooling in the scorching summer heat. After initially alleging the dogs bit through the electrical wires, they later claimed the air-conditioning unit malfunctioned. A Maricopa County Grand Jury indicted the Flake’s and Logan’s parents Todd and MaLeisa Hughes.

After the divorce, whiney Austin testified he got a dog for emotional support. Had he won, the millions of dollars the twosome originally claimed they deserved, the greenbacks would not have licked his face, but would likely have calmed him considerably.

Deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office found dead dogs piled like cordwood in a nearby shed after the couple’s crude attempts to revive the still dying pets with a garden hose failed.  Austin and Logan admitted they never called a veterinarian, when they first saw the horrific condition of the family pets left in what their owners believed was optimum care.

Seeing Red AZ wrote numerous accounts of the then-ongoing saga that took unexpected twists and turns, exemplified by Logan’s mother and stepfather who were not even in the state at the time of the atrocity serving 23 days jail time. This single post provides a broad overview.

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Russian involvement in US election? Nope. it was the FBI

December 15, 2017

When suspicious Republicans got wind of the fact that Democrat operative and former CNN commentator Donna Brazile was funneling questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of the presidential debate, the topic was stonewalled and termed preposterous — until  Brazile, the onetime chair of the DNC, finally admitted her involvement. Hacked emails from the campaign blew the lid off her previous denials.

And so it is with the now known to be fraudulent claims of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. “Collusion” was the Democrat’s repeated byword, used to describe Donald Trump, his friends and even family members.

It turns out the collusion was on the part of the FBI, the agency with the reputation of being squeaky clean. People working for the FBI from former Director James Comey on down, were poised to protect the conniving Hillary Clinton. Judicial Watch has done the research and exposes the incredible deception, including the purposeful words Comey used to exonerate Clinton — replacing “gross negligence” which denotes criminality, with the softer term “extreme carelessness.” Political bias clearly influenced the Clinton email investigations.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has become “irreparably tainted” after “endless revelations of bias” against President Trump. Laura Ingraham’s “Angle” monologue is enlightening.

 And that damning dossier guaranteed to bring Donald Trump’s political aspirations to a screeching halt? It was a bogus construct, but gleefully hand-carried to then-FBI Director Comey by none other than Trump-hater Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS), who had previously referred to his liberal friend Hillary Clinton as a rock star he could support. In the end, he did — as did Arizona’s junior senator Jeff Flake. Both Republicrats announced they and their families withheld their votes from Republican nominee, Donald Trump.

 Flake, who authored a Trump-bashing 140-page booklet, has opted not to seek reelection due to bottom-dragging polling numbers. He did not  want the embarrassment of a massive primary election loss to Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and conservative former state senator, who had been crushing him in the polls. Prior to his political career, unprincipled Flake worked as a lobbyist and registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —- which operates a mine in the African country of Namibia where Flake did his LDS mission. Flake earned a substantial salary opening doors in D.C. and promoting the firm which had deep financial ties to Iran.

Using The Freedom of Information Act, lawyers at Judicial Watch have sued for access to documents to probe this scandal that has permeated the highest levels of our government.

Fox News headlines its report:Republicans turn focus to FBI’s McCabe over texts on ‘insurance’ against Trump.” It’s filled with revealing information.

Although the networks and newspapers have given this scant coverage, expect this investigation to explode.


Sexual predator Bill Clinton: MIA

December 14, 2017

USA Today, the failing Gannett, Inc. parent company filler stuffed inside the anorexic Arizona Republic has its bias on full display this morning. The 12.14.17 edition has an online headline differing from the one that subscribers receive, blasting, “Americans ready to take action against harassment.” The layout of the accompanying photo also differs, depicting now jobless sexual predators Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey and Al Franken Their photos are accompanied by an enlarged center shot of President Donald Trump. In the online version all photos are the same size. Regardless of photo size, however, the message is clear: President Trump needs to be ousted. He was picked up on tape during the campaign discussing women with a male companion. He was overwhelmingly elected, beating back scandal-plagued Hillary to the shock of liberals who regarded her as a sure thing.

Bill Clinton, during his presidency, was impeached for lying and suborning perjury from his associates after it was revealed that he had a sexual relationship with a young female White House intern.  His photo is mysteriously missing from the USA Today front page lineup.

The leftwing, Hillary-endorsing newspaper thinks we all are suffering from amnesia. Our minds are clear. We are Republicans, represented by the elephant, noted for its long memory.

The same newspaper also carries an intentionally divisive headline, “GOP tax cut gets sweeter for rich.” Never mentioned is “the rich” are America’s job creators. Before they were “rich,” they took the risks, did without and  worked the long hours to keep their dream afloat. Through their efforts, they provided others the opportunity to own homes and cars, educate their children and live the American Dream.  Now these same entrepreneurs are ridiculed. Barack Obama, a former “community activist,” who spent his career at the public trough, told them, “You didn’t build that.”


Ex-AZGOP chair Graham chairs anti-Trumper’s campaign

December 4, 2017

Robert Graham, the former AZ GOP chairman, is not letting any grass grow under his feet. The McCain/Flake aligned Graham has found a new gig —- that of campaign chairman for Farhana Shifa —- who is running for a state House seat from Legislative District 18. (Click on her name, find her filing and then hit “more.”)

In this Dec. 2 post, Arizona Freedom Alliance provides some background on Farhana and her failed political prognosticator husband Raphael Ahmed, citing his comments that appeared in a March 23, 2016 Phoenix New Times article:

“Anybody but Trump can beat Hillary, and the only person who cannot beat Hillary is Trump,” said Raphael Ahmed, a Republican precinct committeeman for Legislative District 17. (This is not an error, Farhana and Raphael have since moved). The only way Trump would have a chance against Clinton is if he “backpedals everything he’s said.” Ahmed expressed concern about Trump’s stance toward immigrants and Muslims. He appreciates the methods of [former] state Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham, who ‘reached out’ to people in the Asian American community, like himself. Ahmed said he’s hoping this summer’s Republican convention will turn things around, but he admits it’ll be tough for a competitor like Cruz to catch up.”

Although Farhana Shifa refers to herself using the winning word “conservative” on her website, it’s clear she emerges from the same anti-Trump faction as Arizona‘s Senior Senator (ASS); his lame duck unable-to-win reelection sidekick Jeff Flake; and the former and current AZ GOP chairmen who go mute on the topic of President Trump. Their disconnect is odd, given the fact that in the Arizona GOP primary, Donald Trump carried Arizona by more than 20 percentage points, before winning the state in the General Election.

What remains a mystery is CD-5 U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs sharing top-billing duties with Robert Graham for Farhana Shifa’s Nov. 17, 2017 campaign kickoff event. 


AZ Rep.Grijalva accused of drunkenness, hostile workplace

November 29, 2017

Secret settlement from hush fund revealed

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat representing Congressional District 3 has found himself in the spotlight for more than his radical leftist views.

According to The Washington Times, Grijalva is revealed to have settled a $48,395 “severance package” in 2015 with one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming the Arizona Democrat was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment.

The report details that while the Office of Compliance has been the focus of outrage on Capitol Hill for hush-money payouts in sexual harassment cases, the Grijalva payout points to another office that lawmakers can use to sweep accusations under the rug with taxpayer-funded settlements negotiated by the House Employment Counsel, which acts as the attorney for all House offices.

The employment counsel negotiated a deal for taxpayers to provide nearly $50,000— five additional months’ salary — to the female aide, who left her job after three months. She didn’t pursue the hostile workplace complaint further.

This  arrangement appears to run counter to House rules that restrict severance packages, and it caught the eye of watchdogs who were already demanding answers about payouts in the wake of rampant sexual harassment complaints.

Victims are required to sign a confidentiality agreement before the matter can be resolved, which is why this payout was so easily swept under the rug.

Over the past 20 years Congress’ Office of Compliance has paid out $17.2 million to settle 264 complaints of sexual harassment and other workplace violations on Capitol Hill, The Washington Post reported. The funds used for the settlements and awards come from a special Treasury Department account established in 1995 for such payments — in other words out of our tax dollars.


Do you prefer a sleek jaguar or a secure border wall? & UPDATE

November 25, 2017

Liberals are fond of telling us why building a secure border wall is a bad idea.

A wall won’t stop those who are determined to enter the United States: As though desire provides rights. Ask Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Charlie Rose and the myriad other high profile sexual abusers about that.

 We can’t stop the illicit drugs coming across the border: We just have to consider our kids collateral damage.

Our population is aging:  Regardless of the fact that many illegals have the equivalent of a grade school education and limited skills, we are told we need a younger labor force. Illegal aliens, though prized by  the illegal labor profiteers who belong to the Chambers of Commerce, are not educated high tech workers. Crops are able to be harvested mechanically. When they are trained to work in the service industries and construction trades, they undercut wages and  take jobs from American workers. Their American-born children then compete against our own American students for university placements and jobs.

It’s cruel to break up families: Although deported illegal aliens are free to take their children home with them, this bogus claim remains high on the faith-based community’s list.

Now there are even more novel approaches to advocating for an open border. We are to consider the “fragile ecology” of the desert border region, and  big cats —  Jaguars, to be exact. The Arizona Republic devoted three pages to telling us about the “beautiful cats” that are “known to cross the border in the same mountainous region as people.” Bet you didn’t know “building an unbroken barrier to stop the people, means extinction of the America jaguar.” The article is titled, “A big cat, a big wall, a big question.” The bold subtitle hits the preposterous button:  “Keeping border crossers out of the U.S. would also affect jaguars, symbols of a strong Southwestern ecosystem. Is it worth it?”

To which we say, Yep. Sure thing. Or as the Lone Ranger‘s trusted sidekick,Tonto, often said, “You betcha, Kemosabe. “

Sunday’s front page report, continuing on to three jump pages, reveals there is another wildcat endangered by the construction of a border wall. Ocelots, described as spotted night stalkers that prowl the Amazon, are also threatened. Most migrate from Mexico into Texas. We are told they live a life of mystery in the borderland shadows, evading even the eyes of the biologists who study them, except during occasional live trappings or roadkill cleanups.

Though biologists miss them, they haven’t escaped the notice of the open border proponents at the Arizona Republic, writing, “In Arizona, at least occasionally, a few slink along the tree-lined mountains that rise from the Sonoran Desert, a place where they face local extinction if a border wall cuts off migration routes.”

Next we’ll be told that construction of the border wall will further endanger exotic species, previously unknown in the southern deserts. Watch for articles on the newly spotted white rhinoceros, penguins, zebras or gorillas. The Arizona Republic is not above using any scheme in its attempt to halt the much needed wall.

Many Americans who voted for Donald Trump last year did so, based in large part, on his promise to build a barrier. Illegal invaders on two feet, must be stopped.

 


Mesa Mayor Giles gets an earful from angry voters

November 24, 2017

Calling President Trump an “idiot” doesn’t play well with conservative East Valley constituents

After the way Arizona State University’s Journalism students — who should prize freedom of speech — treated invited guest Joe Arpaio, rudely chanting (video) Bohemian Rhapsody over him as attempted to speak in 2009, it might come as a surprise to learn the University of Arizona has a National Institute for Civil Discourse.

The group with the grand sounding name is headed by Carolyn Lukensmeyer, who tries to explain the heated responses generated by Mesa Mayor John Giles’ foolish statements made to Jeff Flake and picked up by his open microphone. Along with encouraging Flake to run for president, despite polls showing he can’t even keep his senate seat — resulting in his decision to abandon his 2018 reelection bid — the mayor called President Trump “an idiot.” Flake, confusing his own career with the GOP,  described the future of the Republican Party by saying, “It’s toast.” 

Liberal Lukensmeyer got it wrong, of course. She blames the negative reaction Giles received to what she refers to as symptomatic of a “personal” and “attacking” dialogue “that began during the 2016 election.”  In other words, it’s all President Trump’s fault. “It’s now like a virus that’s infected the public,” she added. 

It’s obvious she doesn’t read the far left, Hillary-endorsing Daily Insult (Arizona Republic) which is dedicated to anti-Trump derision. During the presidential campaign and continuing since President Trump’s election, the newspaper is awash with coordinated efforts of contrived “reports,” vitriolic columns, blasting editorials and vicious cartoons.

As to Flake’s opinion, spewed last week, that the end is in sight for the Republican Party, those crickets you hear chirping indicate the response from ineffective Arizona Republican Party chairman Jonathan Lines.  He even remained mute when RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel took Flake to the woodshed for anti-Trump rhetoric in August.

Republicrat braintrusts Flake & Giles: GOP’s future is “toast was the Seeing Red AZ post, following Flake and Giles’ spew of insults and absurdity.