Phoenix ID scam includes ease in illegal voting

January 20, 2016

Last week the daily’s front page article went into frenzied overdrive as it pushed a costly and disastrous plan to grant ID cards to illegals in Phoenix.

Rife with incendiary language, the report claimed Republican legislators were attempting to “handcuff” a “grassroots effort” to extend identification cards to “city residents” — including, of course, illegal aliens. The alleged rationale behind this scheme is to allow freer access to banking services, provide the ability to report crimes, access city benefits and volunteer at their children’s schools.

Who knew residents needed ID to ride a city bus or be a home room mother in their child’s classroom?

Crime reporting is an old saw that is hauled out whenever the issue involves normalizing illegal invaders. Because they are here unlawfully, they allege they are less inclined to report crimes in their neighborhoods, fearing their own status will become an issue. Crime reporting does not require identification, as evidenced by the silent witness program — based on reporting anonymity — that has been an effective crime fighting tool used by law enforcement since 1979.

The baloney is too thick to cut with a sharp knife as the word “grassroots“ is sprinkled liberally throughout the news report giving the illusion that this is a all-encompassing, citizen based effort. It is not.  The issue is promoted by activists with an agenda.

The homosexual contingent is supportive, saying such a card would allow them to indicate the gender they prefer.

As expected, columnist EJ Montini backed up the report by declaring “Lawmakers launch attack on cities, immigrants.”

Like clockwork a few days following the initial report, a ‘My Turn’ column by Maricopa County District 5 Supervisor Steve Gallardo, the lone Democrat on the Board of Supervisors, appeared and the main thrust was revealed. Headlined, “Key solutions to increase voter turnout,” Gallardo advocates for expansion of identification that can be used at polling places.

Who’da guessed?


“Anyone but McCain” resolution passes easily at GOP meeting

January 17, 2016

John McCain walloped in advance of quest for a sixth six-year senate term

Although John McCain’s sycophants tried their best to ward off another embarrassment — this one before his final senate campaign — elected precinct committeemen of the Maricopa County Republican Committee handed the senior senator his head in his hands again. By a vote of 921 to 582, they voted to pass the “Anyone But McCain” resolution. 

Amid the routine items such as election of members-at-large* at the statutory meeting Saturday, was a vote to remove McCain-aligned officers. Maricopa County GOP chairman Tyler Bowyer, a conservative, was retained by 1,074 votes. But First Vice Chair Jenni White was recalled by 1,083 votes as was Second Vice Chair Aaron Borders — recalled by 1,070 votes. White and Borders represent the McCain establishment wing of the party. There was no vote on the by-laws because the full content had not been sent in the call letter to committeemen.

Tucked in among the fiery speeches, patriotic video and a routine by the Buffalo Soldier re-enactors, was the effort to rescue John McCain from another censure-like vote such as the embarrassment he suffered in 2014. Using delaying tactics, ‘points of order,’ quorum calls and parliamentary ‘calls for division,’ his operatives worked diligently to table votes counter to McCain — even calling for suspension of the vote.  They were unsuccessful. He was trounced by 61 percent of ballots cast. Due to their shenanigans, the meeting needlessly continued on until nearly 8:00 pm.

Committeemen were required to register before the 9:00 am. deadline — with most elected GOP PCs arriving long before, in order to get credentialed and receive ballots. The packed parking lot attested to the 1,006 attendees, carrying 989 proxies.

Highlights included speeches by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward, both punctuated by standing crowds and thunderous applause. Numerous county officials were in attendance and addressed the PCs, along with U.S. Reps. Trent Franks, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert who all sensed the ire in the air. Though they touted their conservative credentials, all were silent on the subject of the ‘Anyone but McCain’ resolution. Salmon made a point of referring to himself as a founding member of the Freedom Caucus. Franks reminded the assemblage that he “has attended every county meeting for the last 20 years.” Salmon, stated, “I’m proud to stand before you today and say I’m not part of the establishment,” and said it’s time for the Republican Party to stop being seen as the party of the Chamber of Commerce.

Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, now the host of the “Joe Walsh show,” was anything but mute as he addressed the growing calls for Republicans to stifle their anger.  He boldly announced, “I’m here to deliver a message: Stay angry!” Walsh added, “The stupid Republican establishment tells us, don’t be angry.  Let me tell you something, stay angry and never apologize for your anger. It makes me angry that 234-year-old John McCain is still in the U.S. Senate.” Walsh noted, “It’s not just Republicans who are angry, most of the country is angry — this is not the country we grew up in.”

McCain, who will be 80 by Election Day, is running for yet another  six-year term.

* Members at large who won election are Linda Brickman, Mark Spencer, Wes Harris, Tom Morrissey, and Joshua Askey.


GOP debate tonight Jan. 14: Main event 7:00 PM

January 14, 2016

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Undercard debate begins at 4:00 pm (AZ time)

The latest Republican Presidential debate — the first in the 2016 election year — will be held in North Charleston, South Carolina .tonight, Thursday, Jan. 14. The event will be hosted by Fox Business Network. Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo will moderate the prime time debate. Trish Regan and Sandra Smith will moderate the earlier, second tier debate.

The prime time debate begins at 7:00 pm AZ Time, (9:00 pm ET).  This top-tier event features seven candidates: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and John Kasich. Chris Christy who has seen a recent resurgence is back on the prime time lineup after previously being dropped to second tier.

Participants qualifying for the earlier debate which will air at 4:00 pm AZ Time (6 p.m. ET) are: Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. Carly Fiorina, dropped from the main stage this time around, will join them. Rand Paul has announced he will boycott tonight’s debate after being demoted to the lesser event.

Criteria for participation on the main stage can be found here.

Both debates will air on the FOX Business Network and live stream on FOXBusiness.com.

Additional information on viewing accessibility can be read here.

The focus will be on economic, domestic and international policy issues.


McCain’s secret new constituency

January 9, 2016

It’s no secret Arizona’s conservative Republicans are not enamored with John McCain. After he was embarrassingly censured by elected state delegates at the 2014 GOP Statutory meeting, he retaliated by using his operatives and a megabucks San Francisco Obama donor to oust them from their elected positions.

Adding to his intra-party woes, the aged senator has been having a tough time ginning up a crowd as evidenced by his recent flop appearance featuring Mitt Romney in Mesa — which was miscalculated to be a crowd pleaser. And no, we’re not referring to this one.

Where Donald Trump and Ben Carson drew local crowds of thousands, McCain’s highly advertised Romney event pulled in a puny crowd estimated at under 300.

So today he’s opting for a new constituency. At 3:00 PM this afternoon, McCain is appearing at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in downtown Phoenix where he will hold a Town Hall  meeting. His press release notes there will be media availability following the event.

No doubt RSVPs are flooding the email and phone lines are tied up.

It’s difficult not to summon up a degree of pity for the man who will be 80 by Election Day and is egotistically running for yet another six-year term. When you’re listed as Number Six on Roll Call’s roster of the 10 most vulnerable U.S. senators as McCain is, the Daily Caller reports that he and Jeff Flake are in a race for the nation‘s “least popular senator prize,” and the Senate Conservatives Fund dedicated a page titled, Replace John McCain to you, it‘s a good guess the constituencies you need are rapidly evaporating.

The previously overlooked Ukrainian American population might hold the key for Johnny Mac, but it’s doubtful. Their statewide population isn’t high enough to counter the others who wouldn’t vote for him if they were promised a free pony and freshly baled hay for a year.


Philly Mayor’s bizarre reaction to ISIS inspired police shooter

January 9, 2016

CBS 3 Philly carries the report including the graphic photo of a gunman wearing what was described as Islamic garb brazenly attempting to assassinate a Philadelphia police officer in his squad car. The self-admitted ISIS inspired shooter has confessed to the act of depravity as the lone officer was making late night routine rounds.  

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney‘s response is mind-boggling. “There are just too many guns on the streets and I think our national government needs to do something about that,” he said.

The newly elected Democrat obviously missed the fact that the armed officer was able to save his own life and shoot his would-be murderer due to the fact that he was armed. It’s not “too many guns” that’s the problem. Gun violence is perpetrated by criminals not gun-owning, law-abiding citizens who are guaranteed their rights under the Second Amendment.

Kenney’s statement supports the skewed overreaches of Barack Obama, who announced yet another executive action earlier this week —bypassing Congress — to increase restrictions on gun owners and sales of firearms. Anyone “in the business” of selling guns also applies to a private citizen selling a firearm to his sister. Under current law, federally licensed firearms dealers are required to conduct background checks on potential firearm purchasers, but the executive action expands the definition of gun dealers.

In office less than a week, Mayor Kenney, who is assigned his own security detail, spent his first day reinstating dangerous sanctuary city policies which shelter illegal criminals from federal enforcement. Emulating Obama, Kenney signed inane executive orders, including one establishing the politically correct position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer — despite the astronomical rise in the violent crime rate in the Democrat run city once known as the City of Brotherly Love.

According to  this ABC 6 Action News coverage, the 2015 citywide murder and violence rate continued to skyrocket, with 692 people shot and 161 murdered by August.

Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying  the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That’s a message the voters of Philadelphia should take to heart.

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2016: The most important election of our lifetimes

January 1, 2016

Gird your loins! We’ve got work to do!

This New Year brings with it both opportunity and obligation.

Barack Obama, who has worked double-time* to weaken our nation and circumvent the U.S. Constitution that ensures our freedoms, will be termed out and a new — hopefully conservative Republican president — will be elected.

It’s our duty as responsible citizens to do all we can to inform ourselves about the issues and work to get out the vote this time as we never have before.  Apathy will enable the untrustworthy Hillary to return to the White House — this time calling the shots and making key appointments. Of vital importance are the Supreme Court vacancies that will occur as justices in their 80‘s leave the bench. The 2016 election will place in office a person with the potential to change the face of SCOTUS for decades to come.

Conservatives are justifiably disheartened by the collusive actions of House Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP majority, who surrendered to Congressional Democrats on the $1.8 trillion tax and spending Omnibus Appropriations Act —- giving them all the bloat they and Obama desired.

We’ve seen what happens when our presidential choices are limited to unreliable, establishment squish candidates such as Mitt Romney, John McCain or Bob Dole. As GOP posers, U.S. House “leaders” John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell and their ilk have clearly demonstrated that it’s not only Democrats who are betraying us.

These are perilous times. As global atrocities committed in the name of Islam are given short shrift, we witness Barack Obama calling ISIS a “contained JV team;” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exposed as deceiving us about the carnage in Benghazi; and current Secretary of State John Kerry capitulating Neville Chamberlain-like, on guaranteeing a nuclear capable Iran.

We’ve got our work cut out for us.

*When not vacationing or golfing.


Border hypocrisy, lies, flung by McCain & AZ Republic

December 30, 2015

Chronic deceit from AZ’s senators and local newspaper

Arizonans are routinely treated as fools. Not only are we subjected to colossal dishonesty on issues related to our dangerously porous border by U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, but the open border proponents at the Arizona Republic conspire with them to bend facts to suit a distinctly leftwing agenda.

Tuesday’s editorial,* “Fences? We don’t need no stinking fences” is a case in point.  The prevailing opinion of the “editorial board,” whom we are led to believe write this preposterous dreck in unison, is that any political discussion regarding securing the border is “stuck in a time warp.”

The fence, they claim, is “a largely completed component of a broader border strategy that relies on technology” — rather than an “ugly, unneighborly concrete and steel barrier, between the U.S. and Mexico —- a valuable trading partner.”

According to the wizards at the newspaper, “solar-powered towers with radar, cameras that offer real-time and day-and-night surveillance” are part of the border technology plan. Hot off the drawing board and supposedly in place, are “underground sensors, imaging sensors, remote surveillance stations and mobile units.”

We’ve been down this road before. Since Thanksgiving was just a month ago, lets “talk turkey” instead of preposterous liberal notions.

Back in Feb. 2008, Michael Chertoff, the second Homeland INsecurity Secretary, visited our state and declared that a brand new high-tech “virtual fence” along the Arizona /Mexico border near Sasabe “looks good.”

By April of the same year, the technologically advanced virtual fence intended to provide an alternative to “divisive” walls and federal agents policing the Arizona-Mexico border was exposed as a “virtual flop.”

Two years and $700 million later, Janet Napolitano, who followed Chertoff, froze the funds for the virtual fence, before axing it altogether.

And Arizona’s senators?

Here’s the REAL John McCain as opposed to the phony candidate border hawk strolling Arizona’s southern border with Pinal Sheriff Paul Babeu and declaring the need to “complete the dang fence.”

On February 24, 2010, John McCain questioned then-Homeland INsecurity Secretary Janet Napolitano during the Budget Submission Hearing for Fiscal Year 2011, where he stated the “border fence issue has been a waste of billions of dollars.”

Who are you going to trust? John McCain or John McCain?

McCain underling Jeff Flake is also adept at differentiating his campaign border stance from this actual one. Haven’t you had enough?

*The hard copy and online versions carry different headlines and reworked content.


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