We send sincere best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to our valued readers,
Seeing Red AZ
We send sincere best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to our valued readers,
Seeing Red AZ
“Worshipers were brutally murdered by a gunman targeting them simply because of their faith.”— Robert Jones, Chief of FBI’s Pittsburgh office
A day following the arrest of Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56, charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent liberals, we are hit with news of a mass murder during a joyful Sabbath baby naming ceremony at a Pennsylvania synagogue.
Fortunately, none of the rudimentary devices sent through the mail detonated, though they stoked fear nationally. The combined talents of the FBI, Secret Service, Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the Southern District of New York, the NYPD, and Florida law enforcement, were able to zone in on the man with a prior criminal history in short order. Read the criminal complaint here.
That was not the case in the Saturday morning mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. Among the eleven people killed were two brothers and a husband and wife. Six others, including 4 police officers, were wounded in the bloodbath by a gunman, spewing anti-Semitic venom as he opened fire — yelling “All Jews must die,” and that Jews were “committing genocide to his people.” According to reports, this premeditated vicious crime is likely the deadliest attack against the Jewish community in U.S. history.
The liberal media always look for a connection to President Trump when violence occurs. The heavily armed synagogue gunman, Robert Bowers, 46, was not a fan of the president, referring to him as a “globalist,” and letting it be known that he didn’t vote for him and would never wear a MAGA hat. Bowers was shot by the police and is currently hospitalized. Prosecutors have filed 29 charges against him including violations of federal hate crimes statutes. President Trump has called for the reinstatement of the death penalty.
This is the list of “Persons Sentenced to Execution in Pennsylvania as of Oct. 1, 2018.” Some of them have been on death row for over 30 years. Before leaving office in Jan. 2015, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett signed three execution orders. Incoming Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, placed a moratorium on executions. One of those murderers who hit the jackpot with a Democrat in office, was convicted in 1982 of killing 13 people, including five of his own children. He’s still above ground and getting three squares a day.
It wasn’t that long ago when a devout Christian Colorado bakery shop owner was the subject of vicious condemnation for refusing to bake a custom ordered cake for a same-sex wedding, explaining that to do so violated his religious beliefs. Because he regarded his cake baking expertise as using “his artistic skills to make an expressive statement,” making a cake for a same-sex couple would require him to convey a message that is fundamentally inconsistent with his religious beliefs.
On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld his right to his freedom of speech. The left raged in protest, saying he had no right to deny the men a cake. The men had been previous customers and the baker offered them a cake from his case that did not have an inscription on it. They refused and initiated a lawsuit.
Even with that victory, it appears as thought the revered First Amendment to our Constitution stands on a shaky precipice.
For some time conservatives have been denied the ability to speak when invited to university campuses by college Republican groups. Ann Coulter got pelted with cream pies thrown onto the stage where she was standing. David Horowitz’ addresses were drowned out by shrieking students who refused to allow him to speak. Both of them have had invitations withdrawn. This explicit article he wrote in 2013 is as relevant today as when it initially appeared in National Review.
Universities, once considered bastions of freedom and enlightenment, are now complicit in repressing the rights of those whose views they do not share.
This past week Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at a Washington, D.C. restaurant was rudely interrupted when protesters arrived to chant, “If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace,” and “Shame! Shame!” Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America, a group with ties to Socialistic billionaire George Soros, took credit for the raucous commotion. The restaurant management was complicit in the assault.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and several members of her family were refused service in a Virginia restaurant Friday night. She later tweeted that she ‘politely left’ The Red Hen in Lexington after it was made clear she was not welcome ‘because I work for POTUS.’
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-D) urges more public disruptions (video) against those in the Trump administration, adding, “God is on our side.” Interesting that God is being invoked by this liberal Democrat. In 2012 at the Democrat’s National Convention, delegates booed the inclusion of the word “God” in their Party Platform. A floor vote was taken three times and God was repeatedly booed. Finally, embarrassed convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa declared, “The ayes have it.” His announcement fooled no one and was followed by more and louder booing.
Democrats have an aversion to God. The rest of us have a growing aversion to Democrats.
As Saul Alinsky, stated in “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals,’ “One acts decisively only in the conviction that all of the angels are on one side and the devils are on the other.”
Alinsky, who laid the groundwork for extremist community organizing, and dedicated his book to Lucifer, also said, “We are always moral and our enemies always immoral. The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the immorality of the opposition, of conservatives and Republicans. If they are perceived as immoral and indecent, their policies and arguments can be dismissed, and even those constituencies that are non-political or “low-information” can be mobilized to do battle against an evil party,”
That’s the strategy. It has been followed by Alinsky disciples Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and their claque, since the book was published in 1971, setting the groundwork for today’s Democrat Party.
With FBI Director Christopher Wray’s new release of facts from the 500+ page Department of Justice Inspector General’s report regarding the “rooting out of bias” perpetrated against presidential candidate Donald Trump* from within the highest levels of government, examine the same type of anti-Trump bias displayed right here in Arizona. In this instance, we’re not referring to the contrived attempt at influence peddling by former president Bill Clinton as he boarded the plane of then-U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as it appeared increasingly likely his wife would face criminal charges — which ultimately never materialized. They claimed to have discussed their grandchildren.
No. These hits don’t originate with D.C. power brokers or with a partisan former FBI Director shamefully exemplified by James Comey, who gave the deceitful Mrs. Clinton a pass for her countless illicit transgressions, but on the pages of the local newspaper where relentless attacks against candidate, and now President Donald Trump, remains the subject of multi-pronged, repetitive hits.
Who can forget Phil Boas? He’s the editorial page editor of the anorexic and failing Arizona Republic, better known for his loathsome dedication to bringing down 6-term Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio — Boas’ own father-in-law.
All Republicans — except pretenders John McCain and Jeff Flake — are worthy of this partisan goon’s savagery. He despises President Donald Trump with such visceral animosity that his editorial regarding the historic Singapore meeting Trump negotiated with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a leading despot on the world’s stage, is titled, “God help us if Trump solved N. Korea.”
It so rankles Boas that the businessman President who wrote, “The Art of the Deal,” just might have averted a global nuclear catastrophe, it leaves him editorially sputtering, “God help us,” numerous times in the editorial. Boas has lived to middle age without comprehending that those words are uttered by desperate people seeking divine intervention in hopeless situations.
Those of us who comprehend the significance of such a meeting that has not previously occurred in any administration in nearly 75 years — since the Korean peninsula was divided following World War II — are awed by this extraordinary summit, that showcased cordiality from the leaders of both countries.
Rather than rejoicing or giving credit where it’s due, Phil Boas begrudgingly concedes, “It’s a long shot, but there is reason to believe Trump could actually pull this off. Kim could have caught the vision,“ he contemptuously writes, “and if he has, he could make Trump look like a genius.”
Followed by another plea, “God help us.”
The Hillary Clinton-endorsing liberals at the newspaper would rather have nukes aimed at the United States, Japan and South Korea than concede that President Trump should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Barack Obama received the honor simply for breathing. He was nominated within 12 days of taking the oath of office. Read the fascinating time line by attorney Tommy De Seno.
And, as far as the local newspaper? If you’re still one of the remaining subscribers, ditch it. Why support a publication that holds you and our president in contempt?
* As usual, the U.K.”s Daily Mail provides excellent in-depth coverage.
Reports lack facts, sugar-coat hate monger
SRAZ has ventured into the mind-numbing arena of the AZ Republic’s irrational reports recently. The conjecture, extreme leftwing skew and wishing-it-were-so cover-ups are appalling.
May 27, we brought our readers, Major reason to steer clear of deceptive AZ Republic. It was followed on June 2, by AZ Republic: Foolish reports take center stage again. With these “reports” coming at breakneck speed, it’s difficult to keep up with them. They are not only foolish, they are deceitful.
Today we present a couple of headlined articles worth delving into:
Headline Number One: “Lawmakers to Pentagon: Reverse transgender ban.”
Bear in mind there are 100 voting senators and 435 representatives. Both chambers hold Republican majorities. There were “over 100 members” who signed the letter written by U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy,III (D-MA) to Defense Secretary James Mattis demanding a reversal of the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people from military service. The policy originally authorizing transgender troops was instituted by Barack Obama.
Countless searches failed to locate a copy of the letter or any of the signers, though it reportedly concluded with this zinger: “If President Trump and his administration are committed to all of our service members, they will immediately reverse this bigoted ban.”
Headline Number Two: “Louis Farrakhan Jr, dies at Phoenix home.”
“His father, Louis Farrakhan,” according to the newspaper, “is known for preaching a conservative message of self-reliance and family values coupled with black empowerment, but has drawn criticism for fostering anti-Semitic views in the past.”
Louis Farrakhan, the head of the black separatist Nation of Islam, never preached conservative messages. His anti-Semitism has remained virulent, hateful and incites violence. In March 2018 during a Saviours’ Day event to commemorate the life of Nation of Islam founder Master Fard Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan had some choice descriptions of Jewish people. The “powerful Jews,” he told the audience inside Chicago’s Wintrust Arena, “are my enemy.” The Jews are also “responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men.” He issued a threat to the Jewish community, saying , “Farrakhan has pulled the cover off the eyes of the Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”
In 1986, the Nation of Islam, moved its headquarters to Phoenix, where Farrakhan directed the group.
Farrakhan contemptibly claims Jews committed the 9/11 terrorist attacks in order to start a war between the West and the Muslim world, and to enable the “Jewish owner” of the World Trade Center to collect billions of dollars in insurance money.
National Review recently wrote about Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic tweets. He’s known for praising Hitler and derided Judaism as a “gutter religion.”
Even the radically leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, also known to foment hatred, refers to the Nation of Islam as a hate group. They can recognize one of their own, but the Arizona Republic wears blinders.
Those who observe the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter focus on introspection. Some give up a specific behavior as an exercise in sacrificial self-denial.
The Arizona Republic’s Elvia Diaz has written a column on her desire to find common ground with people she normally disagrees with as part of her series spanning Lent.
She chooses as her antagonist, Republican Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio. How nice, it seemed, that committed leftie Elvia Diaz wants to make amends with him. Yet despite her stated desire to treat the fiscal conservative decently for the holiday, she describes DiCiccio in less than glowing terms, referring to “his methods of challenging his liberal colleagues as boorish, bordering exaggerations, or truth twisting, and bullying political rivals and journalists when they disagree with him.”
If this negative spew is indicative of her self-reflection, she’s missed the mark by a mile, showing herself incapable of examining her own thoughts and motives. Diaz also displays her animus toward the word “liberal,” preferring to hide behind the term “progressive,” favored by liberals who want to deny who they actually are. Could she be a “self-loather?”
She does admit that she and DiCiccio have no common ground, defining him as appealing to “tea partiers” — a term rarely used by most conservatives these days. She also disingenuously describes him as “a diehard Trump supporter and buddy of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.” Is she exhibiting early onset memory loss or simply choosing not to recall that DiCiccio ripped Arpaio in the Ahwatukee Foothills News, telling the newspaper in 2016 that neither he, nor anyone in his family, would be voting for Arpaio.
Her use of the phrase “pro-immigrant rights activists” is duplicitous at best, since she’s discussing illegal aliens, who should have no supporters. This was used in the context of a Trump rally in Phoenix when police employed tear gas to disperse the crowd after the rally ended. The “activists refused to let the issue go,” she writes, demanding, “among other things, that Phoenix ban President Trump from using city-owned buildings and police officers.”
Admitting that she “doesn’t throw a blanket endorsement of the work of our men and women in blue” as DiCiccio does, Diaz says, “DiCiccio isn’t wavering and neither am I.”
In summation, after giving him a scathing review, she schizophrenically concedes, “I find DiCiccio respectful, attentive and willing to talk, though we often disagree.”
What happened to the lying boor she described at the beginning of her peculiar article? This must be Diaz’ concession to Lent with which she began her rant.