No Wray of hope at the FBI

October 19, 2019

American Greatness posts an intriguing report titled, “Christopher Wray Has Some Explaining to Do.” The attorney author, who uses a pseudonym, reveals that although FBI director Wray promised the bureau would be better at complying with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), he has actually fought hard against transparency and accountability. We’ve previously written, “knowledge is power.” After reading this, it’s apparent that certainty is no longer assured.

Editors’ note: We will be unable to monitor comments today. For that reason, the comment section is turned off.

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Laddie Guy Shane: Coming out with a vengeance

October 18, 2019

Hate-filled spew, mocking videos aimed at Christian legal advocates

A former Republican low-level worker with a spotty but inflated work history, saddled with the unfortunate moniker Laddie Guy Shane, is now registered PND (Party Not Designated). The longest he worked at any of ten jobs between 2011 and 2019 was as a salesperson at Bass Pro Shops for “2 years and 1 month.” Those facts would not be noteworthy but for his raging spew — directed at the Scottsdale-based, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Using typical leftist smear tactics, he takes on the legal group that has been a reliable advocate for religious freedom — representing individuals, churches, and organizations that seek to freely live out their faith.

ADF’s attorneys have won nine cases that have reached the U.S. Supreme Court in the past seven years, and approximately 80% of other legal actions, earning respect for its advocacy on behalf of those who are increasingly being squeezed by the radical agenda of the left.

Laddie Guy’s most recent position is as a self aggrandizing “success strategist,” at Spark Solutions USA, whose motto is: ‘You have one little spark of inspiration that we want to make into a great big creation.’ He has obviously taken that slogan to heart, since the clear intent of his opinion piece in the local newspaper with a longstanding pro-gay agenda is to throw one of the nation’s most acclaimed legal organizations under the bus. Using flamboyant hyperbole, he describes himself as an “articulate leader driven to succeed specializing in strategic planning and creating industry leading results through online marketing.”

The dishonest headline topping his ‘Your Turn’ commentary is: “ADF pushes anti-LGBTQ agenda.” In his piece, he says he “learned he was truly blessed when he came out.”  His negative portrayal of ADF is in support of a mocking website,Scottsdale Discriminateswhich refers to the Arizona city where ADF is headquartered, as “intolerant.”

Laddie Guy focuses on what he calls “sex discrimination — pure and simple,” referring to this recent case ADF argued before the Supreme Court.  A man working nearly six years as a funeral director decided he is a woman. After informing the funeral home’s owner that he planned to come to work dressed and made up as a woman, it was deemed unacceptable. Laddie Guy takes the position that the “woman” was qualified to have her job before telling her employer of her intentions, so why is there a problem now?

How about appropriateness? Grieving family and friends have enough to deal with following the death of a loved one without serving as a testing lab for deviant behavior.

Laddie Guy defames the legal group saying, “ADF’s extreme anti-LGBTQ+ activities have been well-documented at all levels – from local school boards to the Supreme Court and in countries around the world.”

The marginal guy with a childish name who has accomplished nothing of consequence, then advocates, “Keep standing up to organizations like Alliance Defending Freedom who will stop at nothing to erase us from the communities to which we rightfully belong. Hate is not a core value of our town and Scottsdale does not stand with, or behind, the acts of ADF.”

Those of us who pay attention enthusiastically support the good work of ADF.


Billionaire anti-Trump leftist targets AZ Sen. McSally

October 17, 2019

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, a former two-term congresswoman, is in the crosshairs of the extremist big guns as she is once again being hit by volleys of negative ads. The recent barrage is produced by an anti-Trump, pro-impeachment group financed by multi-billionaire leftist Tom Steyer. McSally is one of several GOP senators in battleground states being pressured to break with President Trump.

Steyer made an initial ad buy of $3.1 million in TV and digital ads slamming Republican incumbents in key races.

The reliably left-leaning CNBC All-America Economic Survey recently released a poll that found 47 percent of respondents oppose impeachment, compared with 44 percent who approve. But 88 percent of surveyed Republicans, according to the same poll, oppose impeaching Trump. Americans understand all too well that Democrats are working double time attempting to nullify their 2016 vote.

 It’s McSally’s allegiance to President Trump and his unequivocal support of her candidacy that underscores her appeal to conservative, Trump-supporting Arizona voters.

Tom Steyer is not merely a leftist Democrat with exceedingly deep pockets, he is also a 2020 presidential candidate. Although he made his money as a hedge fund manager engaged in a capitalist based economy, his campaign is steeped in Socialist Bernie Sanders’ style rhetoric. 

Steyer wants to roll back President Trump’s tax cuts — which energized the economy by allowing Americans to spend more of their own money — but Steyer also wants to impose higher taxes on “the rich,” who already pay the largest share. The rich are not the enemy. They are the ones who took risks and worked long hours to get ahead. They are also job creators who enabled their employees to buy homes, cars, put food on the table and send their kids to college.

Radical Steyer and his like-thinker George Soros, who is funding Second Amendment restrictionist AZ Dem Senate candidate Mark Kelly aka “Mr. Gabby Giffords,” are the problem…not Sen. Martha McSally.


Warring, waffling Dems forced to face reality

October 16, 2019

Impeachment vote is off the table as members fear reprisals

Tuesday night‘s Democrat debate with 12 lackluster but combative candidates, was akin to watching an implosion. “The impeachment must go forward,” blasted Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is also on record aligning with Socialist Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ scheme, which would shift all Americans onto a single-payer health care plan — where choices will be limited and costs will skyrocket.

Flailing Robert Francis O’Rourke, clearly focusing on the Hispanic vote, referred to President Trump as promoting “racism and hatred” in “communities like mine.” O’Rourke, who calls himself “Beto,” is from Texas. He and Pete Buttigieg favor “buying back” guns they didn’t sell to you.

Andrew Yang, who along with O’Rourke, supports decriminalizing opioids, including heroin, had the memorable takeaway “its not your fault” line, stating, “Drug addiction is not a personal failing, it’s a systemic government failing.”

Two weeks after suffering a heart attack, Sanders, 78, cut off one of the debate’s moderators as she tried to ask him about his health. “I’m healthy, I’m feeling great,” he said.

Former VP Joe Biden was in deflection mode, dipping and dodging questions relating to his son, Hunter, who, minus any related experience, served as a paid board member for a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma Holdings, at a time when his father was shepherding U.S. policy there in the Obama administration, including advocating for increased gas production. Hunter was being paid the tidy sum of $50,000 a month. He left that lucrative position when the unseemly connection was revealed. He recently resigned as a director and part owner of a Chinese investment company, where he was reportedly paid $1.5 billion.

Kamala Harris took a novel approach on the opioid epidemic saying she’d support jailing executives at pharmaceutical and insurance companies, who she blames for fueling the crisis. “They are nothing more than some high-level dope dealers.” No word as to what penalties she would impose on prescribing doctors.

Democrats have been so caught up in the ecstasy of impeaching President Donald Trump that the reason is irrelevant.  Anything from China collusion, which had no factual basis, to fake Ukrainian messaging, suits their purposes.  President Trump has already seen two of his nominees advance to the U.S. Supreme Court.  With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in ill health at age 86, the Dems worst fear will be realized if President Trump gets a third appointment. That’s what is driving their urgency to evict him from the presidency.

Walking a political tightrope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday she will not hold a vote to officially launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The decision came after House Democrats returned to D.C. following a two-week recess in their home districts. Their concern over a backlash is palpable, with 31 Democrats in districts where President Trump won in 2016 not wanting to move forward with an issue that could be their own undoing. Bluster and bravado ultimately collide with the real world.  The Arizona Republican Party’s Twitter account is a reliable source of information.


Trump bashed for not criticizing fake video fast enough

October 15, 2019

Truth has no place on network TV

Let’s get this straight: Someone makes a farcical video depicting President Trump viciously attacking his own real life media detractors, and he is being called upon to denounce it.  When he doesn’t do so soon or fervently enough to suit the left, he is reviled further. Keep in mind, he had not even seen the video, nor did he or his campaign have anything to do with its production.

Regardless, President Trump makes a reliable punching bag.

Typical of the skew, NBC’s leftist news anchor Lester Holt began the piling on declaring, “The White House is trying to distance the President from a disturbing video showing a likeness of him violently attacking his political opponents and the news media.”

The Hillary-supporting alphabet networks have been daily revilers of President Trump since he initially announced his candidacy, which they incorrectly deemed a “joke.” CNN has rejected his 30-second re-election campaign ad purchased by the campaign committee, saying it does not meet their standards…as if it had any.

This video features Dem disbelievers, who were unable to deal with this simple truth.


McPolitics as usual? Robert Graham eyes state legislature

October 14, 2019

Over a year and three funerals later, it was natural to assume we had heard the last of John McCain.

Nope.

Last week, the local Hillary-endorsing newspaper contained an insert with a smirking John McCain in full color gracing the cover page. It was headlined, “2nd shot for McCain vision,” describing an “ideas competition,” though sounding more like a threat than a promise. The failing newspaper still worships at the McCain altar, routinely covering him and his family.

Now we’re hearing that McCain sycophant Robert Graham, a former AZ GOP chairman, and the CEO of ROI Global Partners, a lobbying and public relations group promising “World Class Results,” is weighing the idea of running for a state House seat in Legislative District 15. Both House seats will be open due to the current members going head-to-head competing for the single senate seat. No doubt it will be a cakewalk for slickster McCain protégé Graham.

He has now reconfigured himself as a solid Trump supporter though he boycotted Trump’s initial Phoenix campaign rally that had to be moved twice to larger venues to accommodate the enormous crowd. Graham was conveniently “out of town.”  John McCain and Jeff Flake made no such excuses. They refused to support Donald Trump even as he was the Republican nominee. Both stated neither they nor their families would vote for Trump — who became president without them.

Was it a coincidence or gratitude that Robert Graham’s namesake son, Rob, was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy by John McCain?


Terrified AZ Republic reporters vote to unionize

October 13, 2019

Coverage will remain biased and anti-conservative

In an effort to preserve their job security, reporters who have survived the firings and cutbacks at the increasingly feeble, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic have voted in favor of unionizing.

The 64-30 secret ballot vote, conducted under the supervision of the National Labor Relations Board indicates a desperate last ditch effort at self preservation.

The newspaper was recently purchased by GateHouse Media in a takeover of Gannett, the parent company of the Arizona Republic, USA Today and owner of more than a hundred other media outlets. The merger is expected to be finalized by the end of November. GateHouse has been ramping up its interest in cutting back on news operations. As part of the mega-merger, GateHouse has told federal regulators that it plans to cut as much as $300 million a year from this combined company.

Those words sounds like the death knell ringing for employees, which explains the new effort to unionize.

Ken Doctor writing for Newsonomics headlines his commentary, with the unwieldy but honest warning: “The Gannett-GateHouse merger is really happening, and expect to see more than 10% of jobs cut off the top.”

The anorexic Arizona Republic has been functioning with ASU Cronkite Journalism School student interns taking on the duties of ousted veteran reporters. Working from their cars and lacking editors, they continue the leftist slant which has resulted in massive losses of subscribers, as we noted last month inReasons AZ Republic continues hemorrhaging subscribers.”  We pointed out the deliberate mischaracterization of issues as the hallmark of what has been correctly identified as fake news.

October 13, 2019’s edition is a case in point. In an article titled, “Conservative publication editor misleads,” an intern takes on Daniel Horowitz, senior editor of Conservative Review. The intern repeatedly uses variations of the term “undocumented immigrant” to challenge Horowitz’ accurate assertion thatGov. Doug Ducey applauded a reduced state college tuition rate for illegal immigrants.” The intern’s rating? “No stars…misleading.” Chief among her complaints is that children born to illegals residing in the U.S. are not illegal. To bolster her charge, she cites what noted legal analysts view as a misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment.

The actual distortions are given a voice in the Arizona Republic each and every day. The interns have been schooled in Leftism and are carrying on the tradition of those who were axed…until they find their own heads on the chopping block.