AZ Sec. of State candidate Shawnna Bolick is running…scared

October 20, 2021

The emails are being sent in rapid succession, with the obvious expectation that Republican voters have defective memories. Secretary of State candidate Shawnna Bolick seems to have forgotten that the GOP logo is the elephant, esteemed for its keen sense of recall. We also grasp the differences between primary and general elections.

Few voters are fans of single-term, coarse and crude democrat former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, and were happy to see him defeated for his fondness for easy-to-manipulate mail-in ballots and ballot harvesting.*  Fontes is currently running for Secretary of State on the democrat ticket, preposterously hoping to oversee statewide elections. He faces a democrat primary challenger.

The words “democrat ticket” are crucial in this context, since Shawnna Bolick conveniently forgets she also faces a Republican August 2, 2022 primary election where she will be pitted against two other Republican candidates. This is not the first time she’s tried this misleading ploy, stating she has two democrat (she calls them their preferred label, “Democratic”) candidates running against her, giving them unnecessary prominence by naming them. The fact is, the two men are actually running against one another in the August 2022 primary, not against Bolick. The general election, in which the winners of their political party’s primary go head-to-head, will occur on November 8, 2022.

Scheming Bolick has doubled down on pitching for campaign donations, pleading,  “It’s me, Shawnna Bolick, asking for your help. I know my team e-mailed you yesterday, but I thought I would reach out myself.” Feigned desperation drips off her pleas.

Although she ran for the legislature, losing twice in LD 11, and is concluding her second term in the state legislature after slickly moving to a district with a vacancy, she strangely chooses to define herself as “not a politician.”

She is also trying to deflect from the fact that President Trump has endorsed in the race, and it isn’t Bolick who won his praise. State Rep. Mark Finchem secured the prized endorsement.

Additional background to help you vote wisely:

March 6, 2010: Shawnna Bolick and her friends

July 30, 2014:   How badly do you want a taco?

Sept. 14, 2021: Pres. Trump endorses AZ Rep. Mark Finchem for Sec. of State

Sept. 19, 2021: AZ Sec. of State candidate Shawnna Bolick tries to pull a fast one

Oct. 13, 2021:  Pres. Trump predicts “easy victory” for AZ SOS candidate Mark Finchem

* H/T Arizona Daily Independent

REMINDER TO OUR READERS: In accordance with our 2020 established policy, the word “democrat” or its derivatives will no longer be capitalized on this site. The exception is when the word is capitalized in quotes or beginning a sentence.


Scientific authorities Biden, Pope meet to discuss climate                           

October 18, 2021

Neither Joe Biden, nearly 79, nor Pope Francis, soon to be 85, are scientists or medical doctors. They are both leftists, and as such are proponents of the debated issue known alternatively as climate change or global warming. Climate change is much preferred since it cuts a wider swath including global cooling, wildfires, droughts, floods or other phenomena that have been recorded throughout history. Francis gave an encyclical on ecology, declaring that climate change is real and mainly “a result of human activity.” The problem is urgent, he said. “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years.”

The United States is just over two hundred years since its founding, making Francis’ words appear to be a pointed barb. Given that no nation was mechanized then, his time frame is more than odd. These two wizards will also discuss the Covid-19 pandemic.

The duo will meet at the Vatican Oct. 29 to discuss things over which they have no control, though it would seem the pope would use the opportunity to dissuade Catholic Biden from his pro-abortion stance, since a pro-life position is a basic tenant of the faith.

In June, the U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including Biden, for receiving communion despite their support for the gruesome act of abortion.

But Biden and Francis are cunning liberals who are both more political than religious. Their agenda states the duo “will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic. They must have missed that abortion permanently disrespects human dignity as preborn humans are brutally ripped from what should be the safety of their mother’s uterus.

When Argentine Francis came to the United States to address congress in 2015, he stopped first in Cuba, prioritizing his meeting with Communist dictators Fidel and Raul Castro, where they warmly conversed in Spanish and dined, like old amigos.

Arizona U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, a principled Catholic and conservative Republican, shunned Francis’ speech.


Biden must reinstate Pres. Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy

October 16, 2021

In another vindication for President Trump, federal district judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ordered the Biden administration to “enforce and implement” what is formally called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). This decision comes in response to a lawsuit from Texas and Missouri, contending the administration’s attempt to terminate the policy was illegal and harmful. The 53-page order can be read here, courtesy of Scribd. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ruling.

The policy was established and expanded in 2019 by President Trump and involved sending illegal aliens back to Mexico, rather than being released into the U.S., until their immigration hearings took place.  Once released, there was no incentive for them showing up for their court dates…and they didn’t.

Texas and Missouri each sued the Biden administration for canceling MPP — demanding the restoration of the program.

“President Biden could immediately remedy the influx of crime pouring across our border by reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stated in this motion. “Dangerous criminals are taking advantage of the lapse in law enforcement and it’s resulting in human trafficking, smuggling, a plethora of violent crimes, and a massive, unprecedented burden on state and federal programs for which taxpayers must foot the bill.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has become more rational, free from the clutches of open border proponent John McCain, warned that the ongoing illegal immigration surge at the US-Mexico border is creating a golden opportunity for terror groups, calling it “another 9/11 in the making.”

“There are 80 countries that they pick people up from,” Graham told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “There are two terrorists from Yemen they caught just a few weeks ago. How easy would it be for an Al Qaeda or ISIS cell to leave Afghanistan and come to the southern border, to blend in with this group?”

“The Border Patrol is doing the best they can,” Graham added, “but they told me the likelihood of a terrorist attack coming from our southern border grows by the day.”

Meanwhile, in an unrelated ethical breach, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, has filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel, asking that it investigate whether Biden’s mouthpiece Jen Psaki violated the Hatch Act by advocating for the election of Virginia democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. During a media briefing she said, “We’re going to do everything we can to help former Governor McAuliffe, and we believe in the agenda he’s representing.” 

Deeply entrenched radical leftist McAuliffe was the national chairman of the democrat party and chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. He is being challenged by successful businessman, Glenn Youngkin, endorsed by Pres. Trump.


Biden’s economy: Buy now, think later…when you’re in servitude

October 15, 2021

Recent news accounts describe the problems accompanying the staggering inflation delivered to Americans by Joe Biden, including escalating gas and energy prices, empty shelves in grocery stores and unaffordable housing. We are being told to buy holiday gifts now, since stock will not be replenished. Year-old cars are selling for more than they did new, and merchants are beginning to ration toilet paper again.

Although Biden mandates vaccines for Americans, hinging employment, schooling and the ability to travel on producing verification of falling in line with his demands, there are no such restrictions on the hundreds of thousands of illegals from countless countries, continuing to invade the United States and being transported and relocated across our nation.

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN.), the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, sent this list of 42 disastrous items to his Republican colleagues, outlining the dangerous policies in President Biden’s $3.5 Trillion budget proposal. This list should energize us all to call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Stacey Lennox of PJ Media urges lighting up the phone lines of individual congressional members stating. “it matters more than you think and some Democrats need to get more uncomfortable about the midterms than they already are.”

Take time to review these stats from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and it will be obvious that our agents are overworked as the numbers have grown beyond the ability to apprehend and hold the vast numbers for processing. They are referred to as “encounters.” These stats have not been updated since August 2021 and are currently much worse.


Calif. redefined crime, residents continue to suffer effects

October 14, 2021

Repercussions of non-enforcement of criminality are devastating as repeat offenders, aware there are no consequences for their actions continue their crime sprees

With California’s passage of Proposition 47 in 2014 the theft of less than $950 in merchandise is treated as a nonviolent, non-punishable misdemeanor under state law. This crime can be continually repeated. Ludicrously sold to the voters as the ‘Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,’ it was ostensibly to divert money from incarceration of criminals to enhancing public schools, which have instead transmogrified into bastions of leftism and Critical Race Theory.

The consequences are even worse than anticipated by law-abiding residents. Not only are customers forced to pay more to make up for the losses, but stores that are unable to remain viable while routinely sustaining thousands of dollars in theft, are closing.

The only winners are the criminals.

Under the proposition’s lax standards, DNA samples are no longer collected from misdemeanor offenders, leading to a constricted DNA database, making it more difficult for law enforcement agencies to solve cold cases, including those involving rape and murder. This was the Prop.47 overview as released by the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

As would be expected, the referendum had the support of the California democrat party, the teacher’s unions, and the American Civil Liberties Union, which donated $3.5 million to support it. Ill-informed state voters passed it into law. Leftists don’t believe punishment deters crime, though the facts indicate exactly the opposite is the case. Today the objects of compassion are the criminal perpetrators, not the victims of their lawless aggression. Proposition 47 passed by 59.6% to 40.4%.

In 1866 Dostoevsky wrote his classic novel “Crime and Punishment” that remained required reading for many of us, when such a quaint concept existed. Despite rising criminality, punishment is passé.


NYC’s Mayor de Blasio punishes smart kids, promotes “racial equality”

October 10, 2021

More contemptible democrat lunacy invades American schools

Fox News reports Bill de Blasio is phasing out New York City’s Gifted and Talented program — bowing to critics who complain that the esteemed model is racist.

The term “racist” is the latest pungent pejorative. Hurl it and anyone in its path risks an irrevocable taint. The political left has now succeed in installing the Marxist ideology of Critical Race Theory in our schools, teaching children as young as kindergartners that whites are oppressors and minorities are victims.

The Daily Wire runs a revealing exposé, “Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Says It Will Teach Critical Race Theory In All 50 States, 14,000 School Districts. “ It’s definitely worth your time. The article reveals, “the NEA also vowed to team up with organizations such as Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project — named after the anti-American and factually challenged historian Howard Zinn — to call for an October 14 rally in honor of George Floyd’s birthday “as a national day of action to teach lessons about structural racism and oppression.”

Open Secrets shows Teachers Unions have steadily increased their political involvement with the National Education Association (NEA and  the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) giving $millions to democrat state and national candidates. The unions have ramped up their political spending, increasing from $4.3 million in 2004 to $43.7 million in 2020. Just 2% of teachers union donations in the 2020 cycle went to Republicans.

Teachers unions’ political support for Biden has undeniably paid off as he took their side against reopening schools.


AZ ballot deception exposed in U.S. House hearing

October 8, 2021

It’s not often SRAZ links directly to another site as in this post, but today is an exception, not just for substantiation, but in an ardent quest for the truth.

The important link to Conservative Treehouse aka The Last Refuge, is definitely worth your time:

During Testimony Maricopa County Officials Admit to Deleting 2020 Election Data to Avoid Election Subpoena.” The videos featuring AZ CD-5 Congressman Andy Biggs are excellent — and very revealing. Integrity is a disinfecting bright light, all too rare these days in D.C.


Law firm’s cheery farewell to do-nothing Rodney Glassman

October 6, 2021

Fake conservative, pro-abortion Glassman is no Reagan or Trump

On its website, Beus Gilbert McGroder law firm refers to itself as “a boutique law firm concentrating on high stakes litigation, real estate, zoning law, and catastrophic personal injury…demonstrating a relentless commitment to represent our clients’ interests.”

The listing of lawyers is impressive but also notable for one stand-alone designation. With the exception of the Founders, all 23 other attorneys are listed as members or associates. The sole exclusion is perpetually losing candidate Rodney Glassman, who is designated as “of counsel.” The term is a loose one, frequently used to designate casual relationships with firms.

We raise this issue due to the fact that founder Paul E. Gilbert has sent out a effusive and glowing mass email stating what a loss it will be to the firm to have Glassman pursue a race for Arizona Attorney General.

Gilbert, it is rumored, hired Glassman after his Fresno-based, wealthy agribusiness parents paid handsomely to have their son find a respectable landing spot from which to launch yet another campaign for which he is ill-prepared. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is the largest law office in the state, with over 400 attorneys and 1,000 employees. Being Attorney General is an enormous responsibility representing government agencies as well as overseeing the Solicitor General’s Office, Child and Family Protection Division, Criminal and Civil Litigation Divisions and State Government Division. In addition to the Phoenix office there are also offices in Prescott and Tucson. Heading this office is not the place for a novice.

As contrived, Glassman responded to Paul Gilbert’s email with a pompous thank you, and a video in which he claims, “Like Presidents Trump and Reagan, I have experienced a political awakening to conservative thinking.” This is an odd claim since he gladly accepted Planned Parenthood’s endorsement just last year. He was also happy to take the UFCW Union endorsement.  Scroll through the union’s homepage to see his smiling picture alongside other democrats.

Glassman is a fraud, who is desperate to win after repeatedly losing every office he has ever run for except a Tucson City council seat, from which he resigned mid-way through the term.

No doubt the firm is weighted down by the egocentric, chronic political aspirant who has nothing to recommend him other than a burning desire to attain an office…any office. Paul Gilbert is likely all too happy to cheer Glassman — who hosts political soirees in the firm’s grand conference room — out the door, and make room for a lawyer who will actually work.

Acquaint yourself with Rodney Glassman. It’s critically important. SRAZ has been exposing the deceitful poser for years: We’ve posted these links previously, due to their level of importance:

March 16, 2018: Opportunist ex-Dem Glassman now GOP Corp. Com. candidate

July 15, 2018: Obvious cracks in AZ Corp. Com. candidate Glassman

July 1, 2020: Dem opportunist Rodney Glassman now a “conservative”

July 16, 2020: Lifelong “leopard” Glassman deviously changes his Dem spots

July 27, 2020: Planned Parenthood endorsed “conservative” Rodney Glassman

Sept. 7, 2021: Is political changeling Rodney Glassman seeking another job

Oct. 1, 2021: Rodney Glassman returns: Lacking expertise, absurdly announces for AZ AG


AZ Regent Karrin Kunasek Taylor Robson supports huge raises for overpaid university presidents

October 4, 2021

With Gov. Doug Ducey term-limited, the list of those from both parties eager to lead the state continues to grow. Most are inexperienced dolts

Today we focus on Karrin Kunasek Taylor Robson, not to endorse her, but to expose the fact that as a Doug Ducey appointed member of the Arizona Board of Regents (ARBOR), she was instrumental in gifting extraordinary salary hikes and numerous additional bonuses to the presidents of ASU and UofA and university coaches as the depressed Biden economy and surging prices are negatively impacting Arizona taxpayers. Robson was appointed by Gov. Ducey in 2017 to an eight-year term.

Focusing on ASU President Michael Crow, his new base salary is $771,282 up from $714,150. This is separate from the $70,000 housing allowance, $10,000 car allowance and an “18 to 21% contribution” to Crow’s retirement funds. All of that is in addition to another $50,000 for achieving some of the goals he set last year.

The cagily written press release can be read here.

The astronomical tuition and other fees at the 3 state universities not only make ASU President Michael Crow one of the highest paid state university presidents in the nation, while dinging parents and students with tuition that is beyond the reach of many. Yet Crow has long advocated for reduced rates (in-state tuition) for illegals who he welcomes with open arms.

Karrin Kunasek Taylor Robson, married to wealthy developer Ed Robson 35 years her senior, self identifies as the founder and president of Arizona Strategies, a land-use strategy company, an impressive title…unless your husband is a longtime, successful developer. She was instrumental in rubberstamping these astronomical pay and benefit increases. Now she has the nerve to run for governor? The U.K.’s Daily Mail even covered  Ducey ignoring a phone call from then-President Trump, when the distinctive incoming ring tone “Hail to the Chief” played, Ducey, a McCain toady silenced it, proceeding to certify the questionable Biden victory.

Karrin Kunasek Taylor Robson a prominent Republican donor, has never held or run for political office, is now a governor wannabe with nothing to recommend her for the state’s top job other than marrying Ed Robson who indulges and finances her whims. At 92, Ed Robson is older than her father. She spoke volumes when she was conveniently “out of town,” during President Trump’s July 24, 2021 “Rally To Protect Our Elections!

She’s a Republican poser, undeserving of your vote for governor.


Fake conservative Kari Lake fails trying to speak Republicanese

October 3, 2021

Dem opportunistically turned Republican Kari Lake copies Rodney Glassman’s campaign tactics as GOP impersonator

When you’ve been a democrat Obama and Kerry donor who has magically morphed into not only a Republican — but a “conservative” candidate for AZ governor — it no doubt takes some time to get a handle on how to appropriately express yourself using your new persona while surviving a major case of political whiplash. Kari Lake even defended her donations to democrat presidential candidates, declaring, “A lot of people do that.”

How many Republicans?

Using her married last name Halperin, this* is just one of her donations. Zen Video is owned by her husband, Jeff, who made three separate donations to Obama, totaling $1,500 under his own name.

A former TV News teleprompter reader known for dropping the F-bomb on-air when she thought her mic was off, Kari Lake fell disastrously short when she labeled her recent fundraiser, “Back the Blue.” Attempting to use conservative support for law enforcement to give her event a boost, she obviously is unaware that the democrat party, defined by the jackass, identifies as “blue.” Even outraged democrats knew that as they reported Trump’s 2016 victory over Hillary, using the red/blue analogies (brief video) on the map.

Wiser Republicans, who are symbolized by the elephant, known for its long memory, embrace bright red. The conservative site you are currently reading is titled, Seeing Red AZ for a reason.

On the day of her Saturday event, Lake was still sending out emails saying, “It’s not too late to register.” Not a good sign for Lake, but proof that her campaign is headed south.

* Federal Election Commission finance date