Speaker Ryan fires parting amnesty shot at Americans

April 14, 2018

Remember when we were sold a bill of goods on wunderkind Paul Ryan? As Mitt Romney’s 2012 vice presidential running mate he was touted as a numbers cruncher extraordinaire who would bring a depth of knowledge and great insight to budget issues

With his recently announced plans to retire from Congress, few tears are being shed for the Wisconsin Representative who has spent two decades wallowing in the iffy realm of bipartisanship and accomplishing little. Conservatives view him less affectionately than liberals such as Washington state liberal Democrat Patti Murray with whom he co-authored a 2017 tax bill. Apparently he was unable to find a willing Republican Senate cosponsor.  As House Speaker, Ryan gave Donald Trump only begrudging support as the GOP presidential nominee, waffling along the way.

More egregious than Ryan’s enmity towards President Trump is his McCain-like aisle crossing to forge an amnesty scheme before he leaves Congress.  As his parting gift to America’s citizens, Ryan will push his open borders agenda during his last months in Congress, telling  media sources that he is interested in passing an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for Obama’s self-admitted, illegitimately created (video) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Childhood Arrivals” is a misnomer since there is no verification process.  The age limit is 36, ensuring more than a few are grandparents.

Breitbart News reports in a comment to Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Ryan said he would “certainly” be interested in passing a DACA amnesty before his term ends.

Ryan, who hypocritically had a fence constructed around his family estate, said that his main focus after passing a budget to keep the federal government open was to pass an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens, granting between 800,000 to 3.5 million permanent authority to stay in the U.S.

The aim of such an amnesty is ultimately rewarding illegal aliens enrolled in the program with a  pathway to U.S. citizenship, which comes with tremendous costs for American citizens. Such an amnesty would put more citizen children of illegal aliens — known as “anchor babies” — on federal welfare, while American taxpayers would be left with an estimated $26 billion bill.  Additionally, about one in five DACA illegal aliens, after an amnesty, would end up on food stamps, while at least one in seven would go on Medicaid.

The U.S. generously admits over one million legal immigrants a year —- often at the expense of American workers and students — as they compete for jobs and university placements. Ryan’s scheme would give amnestied illegal aliens the opportunity to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country, through a family reunification process known as chain migration.

A DACA amnesty will trigger a border surge that potentially triples the number of illegal aliens breaching our southern border. Since DACA’s inception, over 2,000 recipients of the program have been ejected due to criminal involvement or gang violence. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released this report detailing the extent of the gang surge last year.

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AZ Gov. Doug Ducey caves to teachers’ outrageous demands

April 13, 2018

Though his press secretary denies it, Ducey is looking ever more like a guy with senatorial aspirations

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey had a chance to stand tall. Instead he rewarded the abysmal behavior of union teachers who abandoned their students to strike for a massive 20% raise.  He played tough for a nanosecond, telling the teachers there was no pay hike in the near future, then reneging, followed by an acquiescence or two preceding the final capitulation. If nimble Ducey didn’t have his eye on a mighty political payoff, he could fill the role of state contortionist.

Instead of emulating President Ronald Reagan who on Aug. 5, 1981 fired 11,359 unionist air traffic controllers of the almost 13,000 who went on strike in defiance of his order for them to return to work, issued two days earlier.

Reagan, a former two-term Screen Actor’s Guild union president, didn’t stop there.  He declared a lifetime ban on the rehiring of the strikers by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Within days the FAA began accepting applications for new air traffic controllers, and ultimately the Federal Labor Relations Authority decertified the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Association (PATCO).  Robert Poli, PATCO president, was found in contempt by a federal judge and ordered to pay $1,000 a day in fines, for the disruptions his union caused. 

There were inconveniences during the strike and after Reagan made good on his threat, (video) but such a strike never happened again.

Ducey is thinking politically instead of on behalf of Arizona students abandoned by their striking teachers, who should also have been fired if they didn’t return to work.  He appears to be letting his future political aspirations get in the way of sound judgment. Ducey’s longtime friend and mentor John McCain, diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in July 2017 has remained at his compound in Cornville, AZ. missing crucial votes. The Arizona senate seat is not a museum piece. 

Ken Rudin, Political Junkie, answers the question about governors appointing themselves to the U.S. Senate. It has happened. Of the nine going back to 1933, all but two were Democrats and the results were uniformly dismal.

Joy Pullmann, an author and executive editor of The Federalist, does a masterful job with this commentary, “Fire All Striking Teachers And Send Their Paychecks To Students’ Parents.” Obviously it was not on Ducey’s reading list.

It should be.

Education Week, a publication of the liberal teachers’ union, clearly states teachers plan to ride this victory to effect changes across the Arizona political landscape.  The teachers, who overwhelmingly vote Democrat, have no allegiance to Ducey.

Today’s front page shows a smiling Ducey surrounded by educrat admirers, who got their way, via protests and walk-outs, which the teachers coyly termed, “walk-ins.” The headline blasts, “The winners today are the teachers”

A further look reveals the truth, with this line under the photo, “K-12 advocates skeptical, say walkout still planned.” There is no pleasing a riotous mob. They should have been fired.

Don’t lose sight of the fact that this is where the people who influence our children and grandchildren put their union dues.*

* H/T Center for Responsive Politics


Are Americans safer when businesses restrict our rights?

April 12, 2018

Curtailing Second Amendment freedoms a dangerous business model

Bank of America and Citigroup have each issued announcements saying they will no longer lend to clients who manufacture firearms the banks view as contributing to mass shootings.

B of A, the nation’s second-largest bank, initiated the process of cutting ties with makers of what it considers military-style weapons available for purchase by average Americans after the deadly shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida High School. The FBI was warned of the shooter’s desire to kill, but did nothing, according to this report in the New York Times.  Is that the fault of the National Rifle Association (NRA)?

A similar banking policy will apply company-wide to Citigroup’s small business, commercial and institutional clients that borrow funds, use banking services or raise capital through the bank. Citigroup is also requiring compliance from business partners that issue co-brand or private label credit cards with the bank.

Those of us who value our Second Amendment and the diligent protections afforded by the NRA can also speak with our feet. Walk away from these banks and also Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo and National car rentals. Fly using airlines other than Delta and United. Symantec, the company that manufactures Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, announced it “has stopped its discount program” with the NRA. Ditto Allied and North American van lines. We have the ability to speak as loudly in favor of the NRA, which is being scapegoated by the left in the wake of tragedies committed by the deranged.

Britain has some of the world’s most restrictive gun laws, Gun ownership in the U.K. is considered a privilege, not a right — even their police are unarmed —- but that doesn’t ensure there are no murders. The U.K.’s Guardian reports violent crime has risen, as police record a 10% rise in crime in England and Wales, with an 18% increase in violent crime and major rise in murder rates — including a 20% surge in gun and knife crimes. The official figures also show a 26% rise to 723 in the homicide rate

Knives, heavy objects and vehicles are used to commit homicide. Will the next move of the omnipotent banking institutions and other businesses aligning with Second Amendment restrictionists be the imposition of severe limitations on who can own a vehicle or possess a bookend or kitchen knife?

Silence is acquiescence. We can send a powerful message to the banks by speaking up and moving our accounts to institutions that value our Second Amendment. We can choose who we do business with. We can also join the NRA, a protector of our freedom.

 

 


Austin Flake, ex-wife Logan, sue Joe Arpaio

April 11, 2018

Austin, son of Jeff Flake reprises ‘Son of Dracula’, sucking money instead of blood

Rising once again from the depths of icy obscurity — revived by the alluring scent of money — Jeff Flake’s son and his former bride who has reclaimed her maiden name of Brown, are still a cozy couple when it comes to trying to cash in on the dogs who died in their care. SRAZ has written extensively about the gruesome heat related deaths of nearly two dozen family pets entrusted to the care of Austin and his then-wife Logan (nee Brown) Flake, when Logan‘s parents, who owned the Gilbert kennel, were vacationing in Florida.

Previously this charming couple sued Maricopa County taxpayers for $8 million and lost. They claimed their formerly pristine reputations had been negatively impacted by the charges related to the dog deaths and their callous handling of the animals, as they hosed them down and then stacked their dead carcasses in a shed. No veterinarian was ever called when the dead and dying dogs were discovered by these “caretakers.”

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.

The duo has now filed a new civil case against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seeking that green calming balm known as cash. The added highlight to this ongoing saga is that Arpaio is a candidate for the senate post currently held by Jeff Flake. The senior Flake has wisely opted not to run for a second senate term due to bottom dragging 18% approval numbers. Providing no representation to the citizens of Arizona, Papa Jeff Flake keeps himself busy by slobbering over the liberal hosts on far left networks, while he pushes his anti-Trump narrative, which is music to their ears.

There’s nothing quite like a loser sireing losers. Generational Flakism is a sight to behold. This was the vile spew from then-high schooler, Tanner, one of Flake’s younger sons. He never had to apologize for his racially bigoted, homophobic, and anti-Semitic online slurs.  His senator Daddy did it for him.

Law & Crime reports on the latest antics of Austin and Logan, who will always be flakes to anyone paying attention.


Leftist town council aims to disarm citizens

April 6, 2018

Banks join the curtailment of Second Amendment rights

At first glance, these folks — the mayor and members of the village board in the northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield — appear benign enough. On their bios they note that they are proud of their children, grandchildren and pets. One sings in a choral group, another is a retired sanitary engineer with a specialty in drainage. Among them are an accounting instructor and a lawyer.

In fact, they cast a dark shadow.

They also want to disarm the people in the community they serve, recently casting unanimous votes to ban legally owned semi-automatic firearms. The new law goes into effect June 13. Residents who don’t get rid of banned weapons by then face a fine of $1,000 a day.

Their actions are eerily similar to those imposed in Germany by Wilhelm Frick, the Nazi minister of the interior in 1938, when he issued “Regulations Against Jews Possession of Weapons.” Not only were Jews forbidden to own guns and ammunition, they couldn’t own “truncheons (clubs) or stabbing weapons.” In addition to imposing restrictions, the Nazis had begun raiding Jewish homes and seizing weapons. Other German citizens found the laws expanded regarding their ownership of firearms,

Putting his ignorance of our unique history and the rights we cherish on display, Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street said if more towns banned the weapons then it’s possible the state and federal government will too.

These are the 27-words with which Kent Street has a problem:

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

They comprise the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which our Founders thought important enough to put immediately following the First Amendment — guaranteeing freedom of speech and assembly.  Leftists are hard at work attempting to curtail our rights. Now they are joined by banks. Citigroup, Inc. bank is imposing restrictions on companies that use it to issue store credit-cards or for lending and other services, according to a Thursday memo issued by Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Mike Corbat, which included these deceptive words: 

“The policy was designed to respect the rights of responsible gun owners while helping to keep firearms out of the wrong hands, It is clear to me that most people believe there are areas of agreement and practical changes we can make to find common ground.”

The lender seeks to bypass the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court and Congress. The move is being praised by gun restrictionists.

 The NRA gets it right….again. We urge you to read,So They’re Not Coming for Our Guns, Eh? We call BS.The commentary begins with a description of why the United States has a Second Amendment.

Firearm registration in Nazi German helped lead to the Holocaust, where millions of unarmed Europeans, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and systematically slaughtered.

 History is the greatest teacher —- if we pay attention.


Latin American democracy crumbles under corruption

March 30, 2018

The Hill posts an enlightening commentary,Latin American democracy is crumbling under corruption,” by Edward Lynch. Ph.D. The chair of political science at Hollins University, and former Special Assistant to President Reagan for Defense and Foreign Policy, Lynch details the high levels of governmental corruption in Mexico and other Latin American counties.

When people come to the United States, they bring with them the concepts they were familiar with in their countries of origin.  In the case of Latin America, they are often incompatible with our system of government.

How’s Socialism Doing in Venezuela?  This instructional video on PragerU has received over a million hits.

Knowledge is power. Get yours today with these two links.


Trump wasn’t elected to capitulate to Dems, RINOs

March 24, 2018

Chuck and Nancy” will ride this charger to the midterms and Republicans will not be the benficiaries

The $1.3 trillion Omnibus spending bill — all 2,232-pages of it that no one read — was signed into law by President Trump on Friday, despite a threatened veto. Bluster without action is worthless.

We saw more responsible leadership from him on the reality show, ‘The Apprentice.’

As he affixed his signature to the bloated monstrosity, Trump disparaged the legislation as “crazy” vowing “I will never sign another bill like this again — I’m not going to do it again.” Still, he yielded to advisers and squish GOP leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell who warned that standing firm would precipitate a government shutdown crisis.

So what?

According to this Fox News report, the government has shut down a total of 20 times since Congress introduced the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act, which established the federal budget process in 1976. Half of those shutdowns occurred over a weekend. Democrat and Republican presidents have presided over the closures.

President Trump’s capitulation to the Democrats will have far reaching consequences, none of them positive. He is encumbering our grandchildren’s great-grandchildren with massive debt and selling our soul to retaliatory enemies like China, who already have us by the shorthairs. Heritage Foundation explains the spending. Schumer gets his tunnel and taxpayers get the shaft.

Americans rallied behind Donald Trump in large measure because he campaigned on securing our nation against the invasion of illegal aliens, drugs and criminality. His promise of building a border wall resonated. Now, he expressed frustration that the lowball estimates of 800,000 DACA recipients received no protection in the law. He can’t keep the continued support of American voters while he bemoans the lack pf protections to this mass of illegals whose claims are unverifiable but will swell the ranks of the Democrat Party.

Sorry, Mr. President.  You can’t have it both ways.

The law he signed includes no money for the wall, impedes the hiring of thousands of border patrol agents, blocked deep cuts to foreign aid, the diplomatic corps and environmental programs; thwarted a push to fund vouchers for private and parochial schools and even shovels more money at the already well-funded Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities. Sanctuary cities and Planned Parenthood were not scaled back, but received increases — as did the salaries of congressional staffers.

Laura Ingraham gets it right with this Tweet.

Ann Coulter has this to say.

On his radio program, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh unequivocally states, “This budget was designed to end the Trump presidency.” If you missed it, the transcript is here.