Phx election today! Don’t let the left decide our fate

August 25, 2015

Judging by the large number of searches for information on the 2015 City of Phoenix election we‘ve received, we’re reposting a link to Phoenix Councilman urges “No” vote on ALL Props — which provides an overview of the ballot Propositions. We also direct your attention to Phoenix election: Vote NO on Props, YES for Brennan. Don’t be fooled by the $ multimillion campaign being waged in support of Prop. 104 by liberal political insiders, the Chamber of Commerce cadre and unionists who would benefit from the passage of this monstrosity.

Americans for Prosperity answers the questions and exposes the fallacies about Arizona ballot Proposition 104. SRAZ urges a NO vote against doubling the city transit tax over 35 years and spending over $31 billion on the unaccountable light rail expansion. Notice all of the professional campaign signs in support and the home made ones opposition?  That alone tells who has the money and benefits from the massive extension of the essentially rider-less light rail. The Arizona Free Enterprise Club recently released its study on the Phoenix Transit Plan Tax Hike, which debunks many of the claims made by the tax increase proponents.

Special polling places are open 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 25 (Election Day). Any registered city voter residing in Phoenix can use any one of the 29 voting centers to cast a ballot. Additional questions? Call: 602-262-6837.

The unions and liberal special interests have voted their early ballots. We need to make getting our own voices heard a priority in this vitally important election. If you haven’t already voted, make it a point to do so today. There will be no do-overs.


Dems to enlist Pope on illegals, voter base expansion

August 24, 2015

Breitbart News carries an intriguing report on the less-than-devout Catholic Democrats in the U.S. Congress who are now looking to Pope Francis for aid in expanding their political base by increasing illegal immigration.

In a first, the Pope is scheduled to address Congress on Sept. 24. He intends to follow that by meeting with a group of Hispanic illegals. Liberal lawmakers hope his advocacy will inspire their colleagues and constituents.

Last year, Francis called the calculated flood of Central American children crossing the border into the U.S. a “humanitarian emergency.” In a June encyclical where he delved into the issue of climate change using the left‘s talking points, Francis cited the “tragic rise” of immigrants fleeing poverty.

The Pope is clearly opposed to capitalism. Earlier this year, using his closest adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, as his spokesman, he issued this statement: “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits.” 

In May we posted Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines, in which we noted Francis sounded a lot like Karl Marx, as he called on governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor to help curb an “economy of exclusion.” That was followed by  Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change. His provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. Yet he does not deny himself the latest technology as he travels the globe like a jetsetter, frequently tweets and even takes selfies. Last year his tweet, “inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was  criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously blasted ‘trickle-down’ economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.

Francis clearly relishes promoting radical political positions. The Blaze reported Vatican Officially Recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in New Treaty, observing he shifted to referring to PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the “state of Palestine,” giving authenticity to those who are sworn to the annihilation of Israel.  

The Institute for Works of Religion, often referred to as the ‘Vatican Bank’ manages $8 billion of the church’s worldwide wealth, and investments, as well as 33,000 accounts for clergy and parishes, held in Euros. This is in addition to priceless High Renaissance art collections on display as well as in vast underground storage facilities.

Pope Francis has written, “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity and should be accorded ‘their human dignity’ in the countries where they reside.”

Kevin Appleby, policy director on migration for the pro-amnesty U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., said: “What we do know from his record is that it’s an issue close to his heart” and “one of the issues central to his papacy.”

Rather than lecturing the United States, the time is ripe for this political Pope to put his mouth where his money is on his central issue and swing open the doors of Vatican City to accommodate and respect the “human dignity” of the hundreds of thousands of impoverished, uneducated and unwilling to assimilate, North African Muslims fleeing Libya in an effort to reach Italy. Their plight should also qualify as a “humanitarian emergency” demanding immediate action.


Thousands unite to protest Planned Parenthood

August 23, 2015

Nationwide protests against Planned Parenthood were held Saturday in the wake of the release of vile videos showing PP executives coolly haggling over prices in the calculated harvesting and sale of pre-born baby body parts. Pro-Life activists demonstrated at a reported 320 clinics across the country.

In Phoenix hundreds of protestors heard Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, U.S. Reps. Trent Franks and David Schweikert as well as AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham speak out against the gruesome practices that are funded by tax dollars funneled to the abortion mills of Planned Parenthood by the federal government. Protests took place in several other Valley cities, including Chandler, Tempe and Glendale.

“We call on Congress to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood,” declared Montgomery.

CNS News, citing numbers from Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report, reports PP’s net revenue increased 5% to a total of $1.21 Billion in its organizational fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013. About 45% of that revenue —- $540.6 million —- was provided by taxpayer-funded government ‘health services” grants. Breitbart News’ “Planned Parenthood Annual Report: All About Abortions and Profits,” contains updated 2014 information. 

Although Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, it cloaks itself as a women’s health care organization.

Seeing Red AZ posted “Planned Parenthood’s gruesome realities in mid-July, revealing the death industry’s deeply embedded roots in Arizona.

The Center for Medical Progress, which released the Planned Parenthood exposés, is to be commended for bringing the macabre truths of this monstrous industry to light via these videos.

It’s past time for the taxpayer-funded money spigot to be turned off.


Who’s $pending to exert political influence?

August 15, 2015

Record amounts spent by three top lobbying groups in Q2, 2015

On July 20th, filings on federal lobbying expenditures made between April 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 were due to the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. MapLight analyzed the 10 organizations that spent the most on lobbying Congress and federal agencies during this time period.

Take a guess which three organizations spent record amounts on lobbying efforts in the second quarter of 2015.

The arrows on either side of this chart, move to the next lobbying group and the amount they spent to influence votes. This compelling site is chock full of intriguing information regarding the money flow.

If you’ve wondered why your members of the U.S. House and Senate aren’t responding to your concerns about such crucial issues as the continuing illegal invasion of our country, the answer can be found on these pages. Let’s face it. Your donations are just too damn paltry. It’s impossible for individuals to compete with the mega-funding of the amnesty-supporting, illegal labor profiteers at the Chamber of Commerce.

Check out some of the bills by clicking on the bill title and compare the funding to the votes. Money talks.

MapLight bills itself as “celebrating 10 years of revealing money’s influence on politics.”  We think you’ll agree they do a bang-up job. There’s even more to find as you nose around the site. Chances are you’ll spend some quality time here.


Target veers far off target

August 13, 2015

Agenda-driven social wars advancing on America’s families

Target has made a corporate decision that its stores will no longer label toys according to the sex of the child they are aimed at. Gender-neutral signs will also appear in the children’s bedding section. The only place gender labels will still remain is in the children’s clothing department — and who knows how much longer that will continue?

The move is confusing to customers. Target Corporation said, “We use signs and displays specially designed to help guests get through the store efficiently,” and “signs that sort by brand, age or gender help them get ideas and find things faster.” 

Yet facilitating that efficiency of shopping is exactly what the stores are discarding, in the name of political correctness.

Target’s decision is a bow to the whims of a single customer in Ohio who snapped a photo of a Target sign indicating “Building Sets” and “Girls’ Building Sets.” She then tweeted it to the chain‘s officials calling the practice, “regressive and harmful,” adding the warning, “Don’t do this, Target.”

“It stood out to me as a good example of the way our culture tends to view boys and men as the default, normal option and girls and women as the specialized exception,” she said.

In response, the Minneapolis-based retail chain has now announced what it called, “something exciting.” The news appears in Target’s corporate publication, “A Bullseye View,” in which they note, “Over the past year, guests have raised important questions about a handful of signs in our stores that offer product suggestions based on gender.”

“Guests“? Not quite.

Since the customer is making the rounds of network shows and savoring the publicity, we are not naming her here. Many other Target shoppers are reacting intensely to this foolishness. They are calling store managers and expressing their disappointment and taking their business elsewhere.

We’ve made it easy for you with this list. Let them hear from you.

Caitlyn Jenner is far outnumbered by American families who have made the Target brand strong.


Mayor Stanton: More botched financial disclosures

August 5, 2015

Greg Stanton’s ongoing pattern of questionable filings

The daily reports that for the second time in a month Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has had to amend his financial disclosure reports. The first case involved his lack of disclosure relating to campaign fundraising. The second involves his personal financial disclosure forms. 

According to the newspaper, in both instances the errors have persisted through several years’ worth of filings. Stanton’s statement falsely claimed he and his wife, Nicole, have no personal investments or retirement accounts. He made the same claim in at least five separate disclosure forms going back to his 2011 campaign for mayor.

This is not Stanton’s first rodeo. During his first mayoral race, we reported he had serious problems with campaign funds, his thieving campaign treasurer and her union boss father. Stanton, not wanting to alienate his powerful friend Billy Shields, desperately wanted to get the embezzling charges dropped against his former campaign treasurer, Mindy Shields. His efforts were in vain. She pled guilty to a felony.  Papa Shields’ firefighter’s union endorsed Stanton’s opponent.

In another stunning recent example, a report Stanton’s campaign filed earlier this summer incorrectly listed the amount of money he had raised and spent. The report said he had raised $528,000 total through the May 31 deadline. His campaign later said his correct fundraising total was $985,900. A campaign spokesman said an amended report would be filed in early July, although the corrected report had not been filed by the time the newspaper’s report was printed this week.

The newspaper account states Stanton’s spokesman Robbie Sherwood called the ongoing inaccuracies “unintentional oversights,” and said Stanton didn’t realize what he was required to report in the section related to personal investments and retirement accounts. “The mayor filled the form on his own without an attorney’s review and will update all of his incorrect forms,” Sherwood said.

Since both Greg Stanton and his wife Nicole are lawyers, that explanation falls just a tad short of the mark.


Robert Graham promises to leave you alone — for a price

July 26, 2015

A bribe from Bobby

That Robert Graham!  The McEstablishment toady never seems to run out of clever ideas in his quest to attract new people to the Arizona Republican Party.  

In a post titled, “AZ GOP’s Robert Graham’s spiteful retribution,” SRAZ recently reported on his slippery deeds against the Maricopa County GOP, stopping payment on the rent for the Tempe office, within days after the ribbon-cutting grand opening. So committed is he to winning elections, Graham engaged in this trickery as the 2016 campaign season gets underway, and the city early ballots are hitting Valley mailboxes. And in a display of exquisite propriety, Graham neglected to notify either Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer or Treasurer David Ludwig of his dastardly deed.

Now comes another first-rate idea. Graham promises to leave Republican activists alone — for a price.  For an $8.25 monthly deduction from your credit card, or a one-time donation of $99 to the Redroots Club, members are promised “the perks” of not receiving fundraising letters or phone solicitations from the AZGOP. Additionally he throws in the hook of 50% off all AZGOP events

There is even a mechanism for supporting your county. Given the dirty trick Graham pulled on Maricopa County’s Republican office, officers, and conservative base, our suggestion is to fill up the coffers with donations for Maricopa County Republican Party. It’s a good bet Graham’s deep pocket pals at the Chamber of Commerce will keep the state party’s doors open and the air conditioning humming.  

There is a catch. If you sign up, you’ll still have to endure a quarterly conference call with Chairman Robert Graham and a “special guest.”  If that includes John McCain, Jeff Flake, or Jon Kyl, you might want to request a refund.


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