Jeff Flake sidles up to NBC, auditions for network gig

February 13, 2018

Hustling for work at uber-liberal CNN, likely won’t pay off as the network finds Trump bashing isn’t profitable, laying off “dozens” of employees

Jeff Flake, whose 18% approval rating was so low he decided against a Senate reelection bid rather than risk the embarrassment of that reality hitting him smack in his already crooked nose, is now homing his advice skills.  And the intended beneficiary of that wisdom?  None other than President Donald Trump — who beat back 16 other Republican primary candidates nationally. Trump won Arizona’s GOP primary by more than 20 percentage points before carrying the state in the general election. and took the Electoral College vote by 306 to Hillary Clinton’s 232.

Here is Flake on ‘Meet the Press,‘ chatting amiably Sunday with NBC’s Chuck Todd, while attacking President Trump. Flake, who repeatedly engages in hammering the President of the United States, dishonestly worries about the problem caused by the degradation of the political culture, calling it a “real concern.” 

During the interview, Flake repeatedly refers to a litany of his own previous speeches while pitching his anti-Trump agenda.

CHUCK TODD: Let me ask you on the treasonous comment. Do you think we need to get a sense of humor or does the president need to watch his words?

JEFF FLAKE: No, I think the president needs to stop calling Democrats or Republicans or others who, who don’t stand or applaud at every line that he has, that they’re “un-American.” He also used that term,”treasonous.” Practiced liar Flake hypocritically told Todd, “Words matter.” When he talks about fake news, for example, the man who accompanied Barack Obama to repressive Communist Cuba,  says, “ I gave another speech where I talked about how that gives aid and comfort to authoritarians around the world who are now labeling their opposition or dismissing real dissent as fake news. So those things matter. So I don’t think that it’s a joking matter to say that somebody is treasonous and he (Pres. Trump) ought to stop it.”

CHUCK TODD: You’re one of the few Republicans that spoke up on that issue. Not many others did. And it seems like fewer and fewer are comfortable criticizing the president when he does some of these sort of unusual attacks on his opponents. Why is that?

JEFF FLAKE: Well, I think the real problem, as I’ve tried to mention, is that we are seeing now as normal, things that we shouldn’t see as normal. And this degradation of the political culture is a real concern, where we’re no longer outraged when we ought to be. And that’s a problem. So I do think that more of us ought to stand up and say, “Hey, this is beyond the bounds of where politics ought to be.” And the longer we go without doing that, you know, the further politics slides into areas that just are unhealthy.

Jeff Flake is a stellar example of exactly what he describes as concerning. That’s why he’s hustling for another job.  CNN, which made Trump bashing its bread and butter issue, is now  laying off dozens of employees. This Vanity Fair report provides the details of the failed “Trump Bump.” The American people who elected President Trump, aren’t buying the liberal pap whether it originates from Jeff the Flake or CNN.

 

 

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Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

February 11, 2018

Today we introduce you to Cheryl Chumley, the online opinion editor for The Washington Times, who has written about the novel approach Macy’s department stores are taking in an effort to boost sagging sales. The former retail giant has been closing stores around the United States.

Chumley writes, “Macy’s recently launched a clothing line for Muslim women, including a collection of hijabs, the scarf-like head coverings used as a show of modesty around men.”

That action has bizarrely won the approval of the National Organization for Women (NOW), a hard left feminist group — despite the fact that Islam tramples women’s rights and forcefully represses any notions of gender equality.  Read the facts, substantiated with excerpts from the Quran.

Take a minute to read Chumley’s excellent commentary 


Why higher Ed produces brainwashed liberals

February 10, 2018

American parents want to ensure a solid future for their kids and a degree from a prestigious college is seen as the key component to prosperity.

But consider what the university setting inspires in a field where a majority of professors identify as liberal. A request to grant extra credit to students who attend an upcoming guest lecture by Fox News commentator Katie Pavlich at Kennesaw State University on the subject of “Fake News” and liberal media bias has drawn the ire of one professor.

In an email exchange with the event’s student organizer, Business Law and Ethics Professor Neil Wilkinson agreed to give his 225 students extra credit if they attend, — in accordance with school policy — but also encouraged them to go after Pavlich like a “mad dog in a meat store.”

The event, slated for March 7, is hosted by Young Americans for Freedom and aims to “celebrate women’s month by hearing from speaker Katie Pavlich as she discusses the ways in which media is being used as leftist propaganda,” This is taboo subject, and one worthy of inciting violence against Pavlich.

This survey is dated by four years. Given increasing campus trend towards liberalism, chances are today’s numbers are even more skewed to the left. In 1990, according to survey data by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, 42 percent of professors identified as “liberal” or “far-left.” By 2014, that number had jumped to 60 percent.  In colleges across the country, far-left professors now dominate disciplines such as English literature, sociology, and history. Few have anything positive to say about capitalism, the Constitution or the United States in general.

This could explain why college age Americans supported Socialist Bernie Sanders for U.S. President even though he was old enough to be their grandfathers and with whom they had little in common, though the lure of free tuition was irresistible.  It’s impossible tot be motivated to cherish, protect or defend a nation in which its citizens are steeped in moral relativism and  there is an appalling lack of understanding of America’s superior system of liberty and freedom based governance.

In a 2016 poll conducted by Harvard, 51 percent of Americans between 18 and 29 rejected capitalism, and a third said they supported socialism, a system based in Marxism, which older Americans understand is destructive to individual rights.  A Pew poll in 2011 showed that the same age bracket had more positive views of socialism than capitalism. Young people who are taught the USA is a flawed nation and believe, as Barack Obama does, in the failed policies of redistributing wealth will eagerly toss our freedoms to the wind and have no desire to protect the rights contained in our founding documents.

Barry Bluestone, a Northeastern University professor was caught on tape telling his students he “wouldn’t mind seeing President Trump dead.” If he had said that about Obama, he’d be charged with inciting  murder. The double standard is indefensible, but the lack of education in America’s educational institutions is far worse.


New jobs, low unemployment counter market correction

February 8, 2018

Although the media have focused on the recent stock market slump from historic highs, Market Watch ( MW) reports today that the U.S. economy added a healthy 200,000 new jobs in January and unemployment remains at a 17-year low of 4.1%, reflecting the best labor market in almost two decades. Headlining its article Jobless claims drop 9,000 to 221,000, remain near 45-year low, the report provides an overview and analysis.

The U.S. Department of Labor released the Unemployment Weekly Claims Report this morning.

The Motley Fool runs an instructive report titled, 6 Things You Should Know About a Stock Market Correction. Just weeks ago the Dow surged to an unprecedented 26,000.


Insufferable libs can’t get past their venomous anti-Trumpism

January 31, 2018

President Trump radiates optimism in State of the Union speech

Liberals who dominate the media were ensuring their anti-Trump rhetoric stayed front-and-center in advance of President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday night.

This is the hateful spew  erupting from New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow as he warned others not to use the term “presidential” to describe Trump’s exceedingly presidential speech.

President Trump called for strength and unity and issued a robust defense of American exceptionalism. Referring to his newly implemented tax reforms and the benefits they have already made possible for individuals, families and businesses, he reminded the American people, “There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream.”

As the camera scanned the scowling Democrats, the entire membership of the Congressional Black Caucus sat on their hands refusing to celebrate the lowest recorded black unemployment.  Hispanic unemployment has also reached historically low levels. Obviously they don’t want either our president or the country to succeed.

A CBS poll released following the State of the Union tells a different story. Americans who watched the speech gave it a 75% approval rating. 65% said the speech made them proud. Black-clad and dour, Nancy Pelosi looked shell-shocked as cheers repeatedly filled the imposing chamber responding to President Donald J. Trump‘s outline of accomplishments and plans for the future.


Mexican troops aim to quell violence after record 25,000 murders

January 29, 2018

Criminal drug cartels control large areas of Mexico

Our neighbors to the south, we are told, are just hardworking, decent people who will make great contributions to the USA. And despite illegally entering our country, they are worthy of amnesty, and eventually, citizenship.

Reuter’s reports on a much different scenario, including blood baths and wholesale slaughter connected to the lucrative drug trade that attracts young Mexicans.

The U.S. Department of State has issued an updated risk report stating that violent crime such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. Government employees are prohibited from traveling to numerous areas within Mexico. The warnings range from Level 2 (Exercise Extreme Caution) and Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) to the blunt Level 4 warning (Do Not Travel).

Violence is a central issue ahead of the presidential election in July. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party is trailing in third place in recent polls.

According to the report, “More than 25,000 murders were recorded last year as rival drug gangs increasingly splintered into smaller, more blood-thirsty groups after more than a decade of a military-led campaign to battle the cartels. The murder rate rivals war-ravaged Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.”


AZ legislators deserve a pay increase after 20 years

January 25, 2018

Several states have tied legislative salaries to median household income, allowing for automatic, gradual increases

Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts blandly describes herself as “a wife and mother…who loves all things Arizona….” What she neglects to mention is her contempt for Arizona’s state legislators who are among the lowest paid in the nation. She writes three columns a week and presumably gets paid for a full week‘s work. Legislators work full time during the session and serve constituents throughout the year. They also have to be ready to be called back into special session at the whim of the governor. They have not had a pay increase since 1998. It’s a good bet Roberts has.

Roberts, who thinks $24,000 a year is adequate compensation for those we elect and entrust with writing Arizona’s laws, is now hammering state Rep. Bob Thorpe (R-LD 6) for sponsoring two salary related bills — bringing them into the realm of reality in a state where increases of their paltry wages have been denied by voters for the last twenty years. Thorpe realistically proposes to tie future raises to the salaries of supervisors from counties of 500,000+ residents.

Rep. Thorpe also hopes to tie per diem to  the federal reimbursement rate –– raising the daily expense rate for out of Maricopa County legislators from $60 a day to $130. Those who are elected within Maricopa County would see a modest $7 increase per diem

Although today’s rampant political correctness constrains Laurie Roberts from referring to state lawmakers as “90 dwarfs” as former Arizona Republic columnist David Leibowitz frequently did, Roberts disparages the Flagstaff representative as “The Thorpedo,” for running the two bills: HCR 2016 and HB 2275.

Low pay restricts who can realistically serve  in the legislature, since a family could not subsist on $24,000. Few employers can or will allow citizen legislators to take months off work every year and travel to the state capital, which is why retirees, housewives or those with ample financial resources dominate the chambers. Juxtaposed against the rate of inflation, the current salary has decreased.

In Feb. 2013, we wrote AZ legislature: It’s not a part-time job. Responding to the demands of the job has become increasingly complex. Arizona is a large state with diverse issues.

The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, covering first responders, correctional officers and elected officials has expanded its use of outside consultants by hiring a media relations and crisis communications contractor. And what a surprise to read that legislative basher David Leibowitz was awarded the lucrative $72,000 contact. How often will the word “dwarf” slip out of his mouth now that this state retirement system is paying him? We’re betting it’s been excised from his venomous vocabulary.

Laurie Roberts’ own employer ran this 2017 news report citing a national study finding the state’s retirement system ranks as one of the worst performing in the country, but pays the highest management fees. Perhaps that’s where she should direct her misplaced wrath.