A glaring example of fake news

March 20, 2017

No cream in your coffee?  No milk on your Wheaties? According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, you can lay the blame for such inconveniences directly at the feet of President Donald Trump.

Who knew?

Trump’s campaign promise to deport illegal aliens doesn’t play well with a dairy farmer interviewed for the newspaper’s report.  He depends on “foreign workers” to do the dairy work, saying Americans won’t work for $13 an hour — the identical salary bank tellers in Wisconsin earn. Farming today, including dairies, is overwhelmingly mechanized  Stoop labor in the fields is mostly a thing of the past. Dairies have long had automated milking machines.

This Center for Immigration Studies report titled, “Alternatives to Immigrant Labor” was published in 2000 — seventeen years ago!  Even then the conclusion was hand harvesting of fruit and vegetable crops in the United States is a labor-intensive operation that accounts for about 50 percent of total production costs.

In other words, even paying substandard wages to illegal harvesters increased the prices to American consumers. Mechanization, including computer and vision equipped robotic systems for crop detection and robotic arms with special grippers for crop detachment, collection, and transport are described in the CIS report, which concluded, “Great progress has been made as computers, vision systems, and motion/manipulation control technologies have been enhanced.”

Those words were written nearly two decades ago. It’s not difficult to imagine rapid advances have since been made in our ever increasing technological world.

The entire premise of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report, “Immigration Policy Could Put Dairy Farmers Out of Business, is fallacious. The newspaper editorially endorsed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Although no fan of Hillary’s it used inflammatory hyperbole to describe Trump, calling him a “liar, a bigot, a gleeful peddler of hate, egotistical and emotionally unsteady” — among other insults.

The editorial board concluded with this display of foolishness:  “For those who can’t support Clinton’s policies, we recommend they follow the lead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who wrote in the name of a mature, conservative leader at the top of his ticket — in his case, Arizona Sen. John McCain.”

That selection of a “conservative leader” could explain why John Kasich is a man destined to be relegated to political obscurity when his term expires. He lost the Republican nomination for president in 2000 and 2016. 

This newspaper shames itself with its obnoxious, leftist spew.


Gay porn scandal rocks U.S. military

March 19, 2017

Dishonorable behavior a direct result of the armed forces becoming a place for leftist social experimentation

The USA Today report is labeled, EXCLUSIVE and headlined, ”Gay porn scandal hits military.” Readers are informed that “images on websites show men in uniform engaging in sex acts.” These images “have made their way on to gay porn websites.”

Thank the liberals whose hard-core belief is that anything goes and restrictions of any kind denote bigotry. Few of them have served in the military and lack the understanding of preparedness and the problems associated with interjecting homosexuals into close living and sleeping quarters.

In 1950, President Harry Truman, a retired Amy Major who served in WWI, signed the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which set up discharge rules for homosexual service members.

President Ronald Reagan’s defense directive of 1982 stated “homosexuality is incompatible with military service,” also resulting in discharge. Reagan served in the U.S. Army Air Force attaining the rank of Captain.

By 1992, President Bill Clinton, who used subterfuge to dodge the draft, vowed to lift the ban. The following year, however, he introduced a compromise policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Barack Obama who also never served in the military made full repeal of the law a centerpiece of his 2008 presidential campaign.

By 2010, within days of each other, the U.S. House and Senate voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” ending the ban altogether. Those presidents who wore the military uniform know all too well that social experimentation and feel good politics have no place either in bunks or on the battlefield.

In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, meaning all fifty states must allow such ceremonies, invalidating all previous laws. In celebration, Barack Obama bathed the White House in lights of rainbow hues, symbolizing his unity with those now simply called LGBT.

Along the way, the language changed dramatically as incrementalism crept into the mix, aided in large part by media and Hollywood trendsetters.  Same sex partners now represent “marriage equality.”  Homosexuals have vanished — replaced by “gays” who celebrate their sexuality by holding Pride Parades. The rest of us are merely “straight” and as such, have no exclusive parades, forcing us to join cowboys and bagpipers at the rodeo and St. Patrick‘s Day events. In Phoenix much ado was made of the fact that liberal Mayor Greg Stanton and his then-wife Nicole led the Pride Parade, as the first straight marshals.  

Voicing disapproval of the increasingly aggressive homosexual agenda carries the risk of having the trendy label “homophobe” etched indelibly across your forehead, though there is no fear (phobia) involved. Such shut down tactics have elevated deviant behavior to the new norm and brought us to the place where this previously unthinkable gay porn scandal could occur in the United States military.


Sheriff Joe remains focus of ethically challenged newspaper

March 13, 2017

Arizona’s statewide newspaper is known by various names. For its pro-amnesty/open borders stance it is sometimes referred to as the Periódico de la República de Arizona. Many call it the Arizona Repugnant or Repulsive. More recently, as the failing newspaper attempts to fill its smaller and devoid of news pages it repeats the  same articles — sometimes pages apart in the same edition of the newspaper — leading to the name the Daily Regurgitation.

But whatever name is most fitting on any particular day, know this: The newspaper was committed to taking down popular Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who had been reelected to an unprecedented six 4-year terms

The chosen replacement was Democrat Paul Penzone, with zero background in the sheriff’s office. His connections are far more nefarious. His campaign was funded to the tune of $2 million by radical leftwing globalist George Soros, who disdains sovereign national borders and is working  tooverhaul the U.S. Justice Systemas reported by Politico. What will be the  quid pro quo for his generosity?

Now in one of the largest requests submitted to the budget office, Penzone wants an extra $4.1 million to buy laptops, radios, computer server storage and 300 Tasers — all “vital to the safety of the public and deputies.”  That would be a drop in the bucket to multi-billionaire Soros. Penzone ought to hit him up for the funding.

Sunday’s edition of the Periódico de la República de Arizona lavishes praise on Penzone with a two page article titled, A New Sheriff In Town, by ASU Cronkite reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, who still puts his high school on his résumé. He focuses on the new sheriff’s newly forged relationship with the town of Guadalupe, where Arpaio conducted a workplace enforcement raid of illegals. Penzone is noted for referring to illegal aliens as “guests.”

But we’ve saved the best for last. Dominic Verstegen describes himself as a 40-year-old dad living in Phoenix and documenting his life in occasional columns for the local newspaper. A quick Google search identifies him as a local lawyer.  Throwing in gratuitous, non sequitur slams against Sheriff Arpaio is his hallmark.

Boasting about “the time I was on the best show on TV,” which he identifies as the local PBS’ Check Please! where a panel critique local restaurants, he describes getting flustered by the studio cameras with these words,” I was as awkward as Sheriff Joe at a quinceanera.”

Seriously.

Another column is on navigating Valley roads which the former Midwesterner describes as “quirky.” Displaying his coolness, he even managed to work the word transgendered into his description of wacky freeway signs. When he gets to complaining about major roads changing names, he inanely opines, “It seems like a deliberate attempt to mess with Valley residents. Like that time when Joe Arpaio was our sheriff for 24 years.”

Imagine this Johnny-One-Note mounting a defense in a criminal trial: “Your honor and members of the jury, I acknowledge that my client engaged in multiple bad acts, but they weren’t his fault.  He lived in Maricopa County where Joe Arpaio was the sheriff.”


AZ U.S. Reps. Franks, Gosar, Schweikert target of Ryan-linked hit ads

March 11, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan is committed to ramming through his health care plan, ostensibly repealing and replacing Obamacare as promised by presidential candidate Donald Trump — an issue that resonated with American voters and helped propel him into the White House.  But the American Health Care Act, frequently referred to as Ryancare or Obamacare Lite is receiving push back from congressional conservatives who charge it doesn’t make the necessary changes.

Enter the American Action Network. The group with close ties to establishment House Republicrats, including Speaker Paul Ryan, is airing $500,000 in a deceptive TV ad blitz in more than two dozen media markets, urging conservatives associated with the Freedom Caucus to support Ryan’s flawed health care legislation.

The group boasts this latest campaign brings AAN’s total spending to $8.5 million in over 75 congressional districts nationwide. The Center for Responsive Politics lists 2016 cycle donors to American Action Network.

The latest ads will target 30 Congressional District Representatives including three in Arizona: Paul Gosar (CD-4), David Schweikert (CD-6) and Trent Franks (CD-8).

Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle provides what under reasonable circumstances would be the implausible back story to this high level deception. Obviously these are not reasonable circumstances. Paul Ryan’s deception is grand scale.

We urge you to read Boyle’sHoneymoon Over: Speaker Paul Ryan Targets His Own Republicans, Not Democrats, with Ads on Health Care.”


John McDeity? The world according to leftist media

March 10, 2017

There’s no denying the above-the-fold headline in Thursday’s Arizona Republic was astonishing. Treating John McCain as omnipotent, the headline, “McCain aims to reassure the world,” creates a deity of the man many Arizonans have come to abhor. He’s been censured by elected Republican officials at state and Maricopa County intra-party statutory meetings.

Does that make Republican party activists heretics instead of political adversaries?

The report’s theme? McCain is attempting to ease the angst of world leaders who have a problem with President Donald Trump‘s “America First” policy, reassuring them we “still have their back.” The coverage is unique in that it was not written by McCain’s assigned sycophantic reporter Dan Nowicki, who has devotedly covered McCain’s every move and utterance.  Instead it was filed by Eliza S. Collins of the “Republic Washington Bureau.” Whether the Republic actually has a Washington Bureau is up for debate.  She appears to work for USA Today, the Gannett parent company of the Republic.

To get a flavor of her puerile vantage point, consider these words, but precede them with visions of jubilant trumpets blasting and golden edged clouds parting as McCain glides in on a ray of heavenly light:

Enter Sen. John McCain. The Arizona Republican has used his perch as head of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee to shape national security and influence foreign policy. But he’s also acted like a diplomat of sorts, making calls and taking trips to reassure foreign leaders concerned about where they stand with the White House.

McCain’s post as head of the Senate Armed Services Committee requires him to travel extensively and schmooze world leaders. He also is known for speaking his mind — particularly on foreign policy and national security — even if it means breaking with his party.

“Even if it means breaking with his party“?

McCain has carefully cultivated his “Maverick” image to cover these career-long departures. When he first ran for the U. S. House in 1982, recruited as a compelling returning POW, to succeed retiring House Minority Leader and conservative icon John J. Rhodes, McCain had to be dissuaded from running as a Democrat by the powerful Phoenix 40. He and his new wife Cindy Lou Hensley briefly moved to the East Valley to connect with the First Congressional District voters.

The report quotes Wes Gullett, a former McCain operative who, like his onetime boss, prefers Democrats and their policies to Republicans. Gullet was among a host of McCain aides known for signing onto the infamous Republicans for Janet — supporters of liberal Democrat Janet Napolitano — when she ran for governor of Arizona in 2006 and reporter Collins was still in high school.

Still unable to come to terms with the fact he lost the 2008 presidential race, McCain has adorned himself with the mantle of global statesman, calling world leaders and speechifying at a 2017 security conference in Munich, Germany where he blasted President Trump.

Also quoted in the Republic‘s article, Rhode Island Democrat Sen. Jack Reed, who called McCain’s Munich comments, “critical,” saying “I thought it was a very thoughtful speech…” and Joseph Nye a Defense undersecretary from Bill Clinton’s administration, present for McCain’s speech.  His response? “Thank God for John McCain.”

Nye obviously didn’t get the McMemo that McCain is God.

The conferences are nothing new to McCain, allowing him to cavort with his America-hating, anti-capitalist longtime benefactor, George Soros, who disdains national borders. This post provides more background on the unsavory relationship. Reporter Eliza S. Collins might learn a few things she wasn’t taught in J school.


Paul Ryan’s hyped Obamacare revamp is a farce

March 9, 2017

Conservative critics view bill as Obamacare-lite, but House Ways and Means Committee moves forward

When current House Speaker Paul Ryan became Mitt Romney’s running mate in the 2012 presidential election, few outside of his home state had heard of the Wisconsin congressman. Romney promoted Ryan as a numbers cruncher and policy wonk. Though the Republicrat ticket crashed and burned, Ryan’s aspirations did not. Although his 2016 support for Trump was tepid, Ryan shrewdly dropped the anti-Trump Romney when it became apparent the businessman was poised to win the GOP nomination.

As House Republicans rolled out their Obamacare replacement, Ryan’s calculated political caution was nowhere to be seen. Many of his conservative colleagues have expressed dissatisfaction with the legislation bearing the speaker’s personal stamp of approval.

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus have been vocal in their disapproval. An example is U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) who condemned the leadership bill in a two-word tweet: “Obamacare 2.0.” The full Freedom Caucus includes  over two dozen members of the 237 in the House Republican majority. If they voted as a bloc, they could sink the bill on their own. Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks (CD-8), Paul Gosar (CD-4) and David Schweikert (CD-6) are members of the group.

The Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon called the healthcare bill, “a train wreck waiting to happen. It is remarkable that they’ve produced a bill that is so out of touch with ACA opponents,” Cannon said. “The House Republican leadership bill does not replace Obamacare. It merely applies a new coat of paint to a building that Republicans themselves have already condemned.”

Edmund F. Haislmaier, a Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and an acknowledged expert and adviser in health care policy has written an analysis of the recently released draft House health care bill, “House Republican Health Care Bill Misses the Mark.”

The issue is complex, and putting a Band-Aid on Obamacare is the last thing the Republican controlled Congress should be considering. President Trump and Republican House and Senate majorities were elected in large part by citizens who believed their declarations of a full repeal of Obamacare, and their vows to replace it with free-market reforms.

But the rush is on. Step one, funding, was addressed by the House Ways and Means Committee this morning. This is the press release issued today by House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX). The bill was approved along party lines after debating the draft legislation nearly 18 hours. The full committee can be seen here.


Obama’s shadow government is a reality

March 5, 2017

Dems hypocritically engage in mind-boggling double standard

It is not a matter of coincidence that President Donald Trump is being hampered at every turn.  There has been a concerted effort to marginalize the businessman — not a politician — since he first entered the Republican presidential primary.  It intensified when he won the GOP nomination over 16 other candidates. But when his dedicated supporters handed scandal-plagued liberal icon Hillary Clinton a massive loss on Election Day 2016, it set the disbelieving left reeling. Not only have they and their media cohorts not recovered, they are working double time to undermine President Trump. This is not a ragtag group of malcontents. It is being led by Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama and his clique, who began working to retake control before Inauguration Day.

Since taking office, Trump’s advisers and cabinet picks have been brutalized by the colluding media. His wife and family have been subjected to vicious onslaughts both personally and professionally. Unable to relinquish the reins of power, Obama has moved into a mansion within close proximity to the White House and Capitol. In a recently reported bizarre move, Loretta Lynch his longtime confidant and former Attorney General has taken up residence in the Obama’s home. This is not an inconsequential ménage à trios, but a strategic repositioning of the left. The  household is ground zero for what they expect will be a thunderous, albeitbloody and deadly(one minute WND video) rebirth of radical liberalism.

The recipient of leftist billionaire George Soros’ funding, Obama has started “Organizing for Action,” closely aligned with the disruptive “Indivisible Project” protest movement. Its training manual instructs on effective opposition strategies to any policy or appointment put forth by President Trump. They also are the disruptive forces overtaking many GOP congressional town hall meetings. Breitbart provides chilling excerpts from the training manual. Joel B. Pollak, writing for the site also presents an expanded version of what conservative radio host, lawyer and author Mark Levin  refers to as “police state tactics”  to undermine President Trump. Levin implores Congress to investigate Obama’s “Silent Coup” vs. Trump.

Both of these links are imperative reading for American citizens who desire to preserve our liberties for future generations. It’s not an exaggeration to say we are at a dangerous crossroad,  aided and abetted by a media intent on collapsing the meteoric rise of Donald Trump — who is fearlessly fulfilling his campaign promises and just last week knocked the wind out of Democrat House and Senate members with his masterfully eloquent speech to the joint chambers.

The opposition yammers about meetings with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, hypocritically neglecting to remember the actions they describe as impeachable or worthy of taking down the U. S. Attorney General were actually engaged in by numerous Democrat senators and Obama himself.  As President, Obama hosted the high-ranking Russian at the White House nearly two dozen times. Katie Pavlich writing for Townhall includes the stellar list.

There are clearly two sets of standards. Gird your loins, America.  We’re in for a rough ride.