Illegal invaders have a friend in federal judiciary

July 3, 2020

Americans have been snookered again. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly has ruled against the reasonable policy intended to halt Central American invaders by requiring hordes from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, who were caravanning by the hundreds of thousands, to first apply for asylum in countries of Guatemala or Mexico they pass through on the way to the United States.

Judge Kelly, a Trump appointee, was confirmed by a 94 – 2 vote to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia September 5, 2017.

Why would Democrats so enthusiastically vote to confirm a Trump appointee?

Though Kelly previously served as chief counsel for national security and senior crime counsel for Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, he began his career as an associate at the 14 office (including a branch in China), international law firm of Arnold & Porter founded in 1946 by Franklin Roosevelt cohorts, where his practice focused on defending product liability cases in state and federal court — hardly a qualification for the federal bench. Later, Kelly was the firm’s “loaned associate” to the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, where he represented indigent clients in civil matters.

Arnold and Porter successfully represented the government of Venezuela in its case against the United States’ Clean Air Act, on the grounds that the CAA violated World Trade Organization agreements.

The judicial vetting process needs to be strengthened.


Dem opportunist Rodney Glassman now a “conservative”

July 1, 2020

Current and former Republican politicians are mysteriously crawling over one another to give their endorsements to a newly minted Democrat-turned-Republican candidate for Maricopa County Assessor. This under-the-radar, but important office deals with property tax evaluations for nearly 2 million parcels and requires utmost integrity. 

In early October the bombshell broke that Assessor Paul Petersen was arrested, facing multiple state and federal charges in connection with a fraudulent adoption and money laundering scheme stretching from the Marshall Islands to Arizona, Utah and even Arkansas. He recently pleaded guilty and faces lengthy prison time.

Since then the office has been in the capable hands of Maricopa County Assessor Eddie Cook, a trusted, conservative community leader, technology expert and former member of the Gilbert Town Council where he served for nearly a decade. Cook was unanimously appointed by the Board of Supervisors as Maricopa County Assessor over 10 other GOP applicants. He is restoring trust and accountability to the office, eliminating waste and saving taxpayers money. Take time to read his priorities and accomplishments.

Conservative Eddie Cook, the recipient of a national award for improving efficiencies, is being challenged by lawyer Rodney Glassman, a lifelong Democrat operative who opportunistically switched party affiliation, hoping to launch a higher level career from this post. He has run for and applied for appointment to numerous positions as success eluded him.

Glassman has an unlikely background for someone seeking political office as a Republican and even embracing the term “conservative.” He worked as a D.C. staffer for radical leftist Congressman Raul Grijalva. He also ran for the U.S. Senate from Arizona as a Democrat. Additionally, Rodney Glassman was a candidate for state chairman of the Arizona Democrat Party, hoping to guide the statewide strategy for defeating Republicans. This post was one in a long string of offices he sought and lost. After magically recasting himself in 2018 he ran as a Republican for the Arizona Corporation Commission and lost again, just as he did as a Democrat carrying the UFCW Union endorsement.

Integrity is not on Glassman’s radar. He hosted a fundraiser for a member of the Board of Supervisors who would be tasked with selecting Paul Peterson’s replacement. The invitation can be seen here.

A genuine Republican, Eddie Cook continues to amass support and has won the endorsement of Arizona Congressman and former State Senate President Andy Biggs, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.

This is an important election. It’s crucial to retain Eddie Cook as Assessor.  Don’t  be conned by the biggest signs placed by wealthy political changeling Rodney Glassman, desperate for a win, whose intent is to buy his way into office…any office.


Devious Zuckerberg links “hate speech,” false voter suppression claims

June 29, 2020

First Amendment free speech protections under attack

Banning hate speech, whether real or imagined, is morphing onto a mighty venture. To no one’s surprise the Democrat desire for universal mail-in ballots — opposition to which they call “voter suppression” — has found its way into the mix.

Coca-Cola, Dockers, Hershey’s and Levi’s announced on Friday they will be “pausing” or cut advertising budgets on all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram globally. This is the updating list of advertisers who have jumped on-board the far-left #StopHateForProfit.

And wouldn’t you know? The impetus for the campaign was the death of the now martyred, career criminal George Floyd. In his name, businesses have been looted and torched, police have had cinder blocks thrown at their heads, their vehicles set on fire, their departments defunded, historic national monuments have been ripped down, and city blocks have been taken over by anarchists as chaos reigns.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg now disingenuously claims that under its new policies, “Facebook will ban ads that claim people from a specific race, ethnicity, nationality, caste, gender, sexual orientation or immigration origin are a threat to the physical safety or health of anyone else.” He’s been mysteriously silent as hordes of vandals have run amok.

GOP politicians and conservatives have flocked to the social media app Parler, founded in 2018, protesting Twitter’s  biased censorship and unwarranted suppression of Pres. Trump‘s messaging. Zuckerberg went on record with this quote:

“I am committed to making sure Facebook remains a place where people can use their voice to discuss important issues. But I also stand against hate or anything that incites violence or suppresses voting, and we’re committed to removing that content too, no matter where it comes from.”

“Suppresses voting?” Count on devious Zuckerberg to pull out the reliable leftist canard as he routinely suppresses content he defines as hateful. At 36, he has amassed an estimated $88 billion and is willing to spend it. Be assured, it won’t be for candidates or causes conservatives support.


Zero Joe Biden has difficulty with zeros

June 26, 2020

Joe Biden’s handlers know that confining him to his home basement bunker is the only path to political viability, given his increasingly obvious cognitive difficulties.

Even with a script before him, he is unable to articulate a cohesive thought. It’s a pathetic spectacle that verges on elder abuse. Yet Biden was the best the desperate Dems had in their depleted 2020 presidential arsenal.

Known for his myriad gaffes and inappropriate touching, (must see video) what we are witnessing now far exceeds even his self-admitted,I am a gaffe machine,” string of blunders. He is a sick man, being used in a desperate attempt to challenge President Trump.

On Thursday, during a rare outing, he made a definitive pronouncement stating, “Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID.”

This continually updating COVID-19 Tracker reports a considerably lower nationwide number of 126,277. Among his other problems, Zero Joe has trouble with zeros.


Haven’t we been down this Phoenix street before?

June 20, 2020

Destruction and renaming: Hallmarks of the left

America’s historic monuments are being toppled by the suddenly aggrieved. The calculatingly offended not only find Civil War memorials offensive, but also 1492 New World explorer Christopher Columbus and America’s first president, George Washington.

Washington was recently vandalized and brought down in Portland, Oregon along with a burning American flag and spray painted words “genocidal colonist.” The latest manipulative neutering is that certain street names, now considered offensive, have to go.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a Democrat, profits from those she refers to as “the community,” being in a froth. If they don’t know they’re offended, she’ll gladly inform them. Ginning up perpetual aggrievement is the latest trend in garnering votes, as incongruously wearing victimization in the land of the free has replaced pride in citizenship.

The latest gambit is to replace the names of Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street. Thanks to a policy change rammed through in 2017 by then-Mayor, now Congressman Greg Stanton (CD-9). The Democrat  did so despite objections of property owners, who preferred the historic name and opposed being forced to update the address listed on their driver’s licenses, legal documents, passports, bank accounts, connected to all credit cards and bills, including mortgages and utilities.

Stanton was following in the footsteps of then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, another Democrat, who in 2008 forced through the renaming of landmark Squaw Peak, a popular mid-Phoenix mountain known for its hiking trails. Bypassing the normal process she ramrodded the name Piestewa Peak, commemorating Lori Piestewa the as the first American Indian woman to die in combat in 2003 while serving in the armed forces in Iraq. Her actual heritage was half Hopi and half Mexican, which is stifled as less compelling.

Democrats are on a mission to effect change regardless of the merit or consequences. Disgracefully lacking in knowledge of American history it wouldn’t be surprising if the next monument they demolish is President Andrew Jackson, a Southerner who instituted policies that resulted in the forced migration of Native Americans. He also founded the Democrat Party.


SCOTUS hurls more havoc at besieged USA

June 19, 2020

Transgenderism given cover of normalcy, illegals magically legalized

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court many of us were proclaiming as turning a corner with two Trump appointees, veered off, instead, into unbridled legal hinterlands.

While Americans are staggering in the wake of a deadly pandemic and cities under siege as marauding bands of thugs use the deaths of now martyred criminals to loot, plunder, demand defunding of police and tear down historic monuments, we are told by the Supremes that we must redefine sexuality.

It’s a load worthy of mythical Atlas, who bore the sky aloft. But instead of a Greek titan of legend, it will be us and future generations who will have to hoist this absurdity.

Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz does as fine a job as we’ve seen explaining what was just thrown at us in this 6-3 opinion in which Justice Neil Gorsuch turned John Robertsish and voted with the court’s liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, caving to the ACLU legal team. Pres. Trump’s other Supreme Court appointee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, joined Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas in dissenting.

Read Horowitz’ “SCOTUS decision redefining sexuality will wreak havoc on society.”

Want even more? Horowitz also provides this earlier overview: “Conservatives get massacred by fake ‘conservative’ SCOTUS.”

Legal scholar Mark Levin weighed in on the Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of Univ. of California case, in which the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that DHS’ rescission of DACA was “arbitrary and capricious.” Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, were in the minority as Chief Justice Roberts once again joined with the liberals.

Levin asserted “this week the Supreme Court did more damage to the rule of law and the Constitution than the rioters in the streets.”

Chief Justice John Roberts shiftily contended that “the dispute before the Court is not whether DHS may rescind DACA. All parties agree that it may. The dispute is instead primarily about the procedure the agency followed in doing so.”

DACA is the facile acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program thrust upon us as an executive action by Barack Obama in 2012. DACA worked hand-in-hand with another scam known as the D.R.E.A.M. Act. The acronym stood for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. It was introduced as S.1291. The 2002 bill was drafted before the speech police ruled the words “illegal” and “alien” unacceptable, so they were used extensively throughout the bill.

Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion asserted that the majority decision “must be recognized for what it is: an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision.

Renown former Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes is quoted as saying, “The longing for certainty is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion.”


Radical AZ Republic promotes obliterating history

June 17, 2020

Always on a mission to change America, the radicals in charge at the gasping-its-last breaths, Hillary endorsing Arizona Republic, aren’t content with indulging the reprehensible riots, looting, arson and missions to defund the police. The latest gem pulled from its seemingly never ending negative view of America, is a push to remove historical monuments.

History is exactly that. It catalogues what came before the present, blemishes as well as spectacular events. History was never meant to be a facade of the optimum, but a catalogue of what brought us to the present. In America, that’s a beacon of hope so magnificent that people give up all they have in their homes of origin to start anew in a land of freedom. We have always welcomed those who legally access our generous immigration process. The newspaper is a strident advocate for the lawless who breech our southern border and later crowd our legal system, as their lawlessness continues following their illegal entry.

Now it has a new tactic to upend America. On the front page is an editorial passing as a news report, headlined, “Calls growing to remove confederate monument,” citing “community leaders,” attempting to pressure Gov. Doug Ducey to remove a plaque. Those who still read the bile-spewing newspaper know that’s code-speak for whichever minority community or Democrat carries the specific message of the moment. It reliably turns to the vicious purveyors of hate at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to bolster its arguments.

Joy Pullmann, writing for the Federalist does a first-rate job of exposing the contemptible tactics used by the SPLC, in5 Reasons The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Hate-Mongering Scam.” Due to its importance, it is our major link today.  Please read it.

History provides context for today and tomorrow. Obliterating it is identical to the job Winston Smith had in George Orwell’s prophetic best selling book “1984” published in 1949:

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.

Though we conservatives are “unpersons” to the media extremists, our voice remains strong. It’s imperative we continue to use it.


What’s Driving Mitt Romney?

June 9, 2020

The movie “Driving Miss Daisy” won the Academy Award for best picture decades ago. It featured an elderly white southern widow whose son hired a black chauffeur for her, after she wrecked her car. Set in the 1940’s, the story, which begins with their mutual hostility, ends with their deep friendship.

Mitt Romney is a longtime narcissist and political opportunist, who has moved to whichever state could afford him the next higher office he was seeking. Now a U.S. Senator from Utah, he was previously the governor of Massachusetts. He ran for president in 2008 losing the primary to John McCain — and in 2012 lost to Barack Obama. Irate that he was unable to attain the presidency after so judiciously setting his path, he maliciously voted to convict President Trump in the Democrat’s contrived impeachment trial, becoming the only senator in U.S. history to vote to convict a president of their own party.

As to our question, about what’s driving Mitt…Most recently it’s been difficult to escape photos and video clips of the duplicitous Mitt marching in solidarity with the ‘Black Lives Matters’ protesters, who joined in American cites with looters and arsonists wantonly destroying $billions in property and engaging in vicious assaults.

Though they are now leaders in the “Defund and Replace” America’s police officers, Mitt has bonded with them and is on-board with their reprehensible agenda. Chicago, with higher death rates than global war zones, with mostly black victims, stands as a stunning example of lawlessness under Democrat leadership. William Hale Thompson (elected 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931) was the most recent Republican to have served as the city’s mayor. Mitt hasn’t shown his face there.

And where was he for most of his 73 years when the LDS Church he was born into prohibited black men of African descent from being ordained to the church’s priesthood? It wasn’t until 1978, the church’s First Presidency declared through a revelation, that the restriction had been lifted.

This explanation was published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2013.

Under the priesthood ban, black men and women were unable to hold any significant church callings, be leaders or serve missions. For men, the priesthood is required for many leadership and church callings and is given to virtually every Latter-day Saint male as early as age 11. When Brigham Young instituted the priesthood restriction in 1852, black members were barred from many leadership and service positions. In 1952, President McKay banned blacks from speaking at priesthood meetings and firesides.

Where was Mitt?  He didn’t protest or march in support of principled blacks who were denied full participation in the Latter-day Saints church. They had to wait for a revelation. Yet corrupt and immoral thieves and vandals have Mitt’s full support.

What’s driving Mitt Romney?


Dems prefer chaos, anarchy to law enforcement

June 6, 2020

Under bizarre conditions, police should preemptively pull back to show their value to maintaining law and order

The Thin Blue Line symbolically represents the men and women of law enforcement who hold the line between order and chaos. They have dependably responded when citizens call 911, and routinely put their own lives in jeopardy (Officer Down site lists officer deaths by state) when criminality occurs.  Now in the wake of the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, officers across the nation are being vilified and mobs of rioters given cover by Democrat mayors, calling for defunding and dismantling police departments.  Multi-millions of dollars of damage and destruction in the form of thugs looting, and wantonly committing arson — even here in Arizona — has been overlooked.

It would be interesting to see what would happen if the police preempted the thugs and elected leftists who have decided that chaos is preferable to order and staged a national “blue-out.”

Nearly a decade ago Ann Coulter, best-selling author and conservative commenter, prophetically used these words in her book,Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America

“The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs — it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard group-think behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.”


Phx Art Museum sends insulting message to patrons

June 5, 2020

Newly hired Director and CEO Tim Rogers hops on the radical leftist and self-flagellation bandwagon, as “grieving” Phoenix Art Museum condemns “culture of white supremacy that has plagued our nation for centuries,” examines its own “complicity in structural racism,” pledges to dismantle ‘systemic racism’ within our own institution”

Dear Phoenix Art Museum Friends and Family,

Phoenix Art Museum grieves, with our community, for the brutal deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless Black men and women who have lost their lives to the senseless violence caused by systemic racism.

We mourn with Black families who have lost sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, each the victims of persistent, unchecked brutality at the hands of those who swore to protect them.

We condemn the culture of white supremacy that has plagued our nation for centuries.

But it is not enough.

It is not enough to grieve, to mourn, to condemn. It is not enough for us, nor any cultural institution, to simply mute ourselves in an effort to provide a temporary space for Black voices. We recognize that, as part of the larger art world, cultural institutions must address decades-old inequities that prevent us from being strong allies to Black women and men, to people of color, to Indigenous peoples, to the LGBTQIA+ community, and to women. We have not done enough to use our incredible privilege and platform in ways that could impact real change.

As we navigate this period of tumult amidst the profound impact of COVID-19, we resist the temptation to dispense empty platitudes, and instead strive for robust action. We seek to understand and examine our own complicity in structural racism. With the full support of new leadership and the Board of Trustees, we commit to identifying, designing, and executing upon real, actionable solutions to dismantle systemic racism within our own institution, including in the areas of exhibitions, collections, employment practices, board recruitment and training, community programming, and marketing and communications. We will listen to the feedback of our community, and will work to ensure that Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ voices, along with the voices of other underrepresented groups, are not ignored but centered.

We will be better. We will do better. We begin today.

With gratitude,
Your Phoenix Art Museum

#BlackLivesMatter 
#AmplifyingMelanatedVoices
#MuseumsAreNotNeutral

Following this bizarre missive, the museum boldly asks for donations.