AZ Republic headline gives conservatives hope

December 12, 2017

The headline in the left-wing Arizona Republic newspaper is a head turner: “Removal process of feral hogs continues across New Mexico.“

Will the trend catch on and continue across the wide expanse of the entire United States? It sounds like New Mexico is eradicating its Democrat population, so fond of the concept of nanny government (brief video).

It’s also reminiscent of a previous post (March 26, 2011) on the topic of capturing wild hogs.

This parable defines the issue of government dependency: 

Years ago a wise farmer noticed that wild pigs roamed freely in the woods adjacent to his farm. “If I could just capture some of those wild pigs, I could fatten them up and reap financial rewards,” he told his neighbor.  But the neighbor scoffed, “Those pigs are wild animals, clever in fending for themselves. You can never round them up.”

The wild pigs were suspicious of any advances by the farmer. However, the farmer was a very patient man, and knew the rewards would be great if he was able to gain their trust. The farmer set out with his plan to tame the beasts.

His plan evolved. Each day he took corn and tossed it in the woods where the pigs could safely feast under the cover of darkness. Gradually, as the pigs grew less cautious, the farmer scattered the corn in a pasture located nearer the farmhouse. Then he set about hammering in fence posts around one side of the pasture. That night, the pigs noticed the posts with some curiosity but were eager to dig into the big pile of corn the farmer had left them. A few nights later, they noticed more posts had been erected. At last, the farmer attached wire to the posts around the perimeter but the corn inside was so enticing and delicious that they gobbled it up as they had gotten used to doing, setting aside any apprehension they had about the fence.

Finally, the pigs noticed there was a fence around the entire pasture with a wide and welcoming gate, swung open and leading to where the sweet corn was piled high. Although a few pigs were suspicious and refused to enter the gate, the more fearless ones entered the enclosure. After several nights when no harm came to them, the others decided to join in the banquet and gorged to their delight, as pigs do.

Then late one night as the pigs were busy feeding, the farmer quietly walked up to the gate, closed and locked it.

So it is with reliance on government to meet our basic needs. The trap is set.  We simply have to anticipate the gate swinging shut on us.

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Unseemly sideshow at the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals

December 11, 2017

Sexual impropriety once again raises its multi-faceted, sordid head. As if members of the U.S. House and Senate, business titans, and celebs aren’t enough, the judiciary now gets its turn at the harassment lynching tree. Ancient claims, often alleged by unidentified women are all that are needed to bring down the powerful in the current climate.

The latest is Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski. We’re no fans of the liberal, frequently overturned U.S. Circuit Court, but Alex Kozinski, a Reagan appointee on the bench since 1985 is decidedly unlike his fellow jurists. His few campaign contributions were not large and made in the early 1990s, but they all went to Republican congressional candidates. He served as chief judge of the appellate court for seven years.

Judge Kozinski’s personal background contributed to his broader view. He was born in Communist Rumania and immigrated to the U.S. with his Holocaust survivor parents when he was 12.  His background made him a supporter of the Second Amendment. Among his many notable quotes is this:

“My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime usually do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed only for those exceptionally rare circumstances when all other rights have failed. A free people can only afford to make this mistake once.”

Yet, none of this background explains his bizarre predilections. In his case, there is no presumption of innocence. His actions are a repeat performance.

Just days ago, Heidi Bond —- who as a romance novelist uses the pseudonym Courtney Milan —- told The Washington Post that Kozinski showed her pornography three times in his chambers while she was clerking for him over a decade ago. Four other women who previously worked for Kozinski have since followed suit, saying he also acted improperly towards them, lacing his conservation with sexual innuendo. Except for Bond, Judge Kozinski’s accusers remain anonymous saying they feared “retaliation.” Other former Kozinski clerks contacted by the newspaper denied experiencing any harassment.

The judge, described as “brilliant and possessing a wry sense of humor,” is decidedly a mixed bag. n 1992 Judge Kozinski authored the foreword to a handbook titled, “Sexual Harassment in Employment Law.”

Constitutional-law professor Josh Blackman writing for National Review provides insight into the legality 0f Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Arizona law. Kozinski dissented. Read his reasoning on this contentious issue.

He may be brilliant and funny, but he has a decided disconnect. Similar allegations against Judge Kozinski emerged in 2008. At the time, his lawyer wife, Marcy J.K. Tiffany, sent this email* attempting to explain the reasons he had pornography on his computer.

The time has come for Judge Kozinski, age 67, to retire from his lifetime appointment. With President Trump naming his replacement, conservatives can breathe easily.

* H/T Patterico’s Pontifications


The bizarro world in which leftists exist

December 10, 2017

Anniversary of Trump’s election perceived as “tragedy that befell our country”

With bodies dropping like flies in the frenzied aftermath of harassment allegations consuming the news, you might have missed a really big event that required an RSVP.

Most of us think of The Scream as an overrated, overpriced painting by Norwegian primitive artist Edvard Munch. The mixed media (crayon, pastel, tempera and oil on cardboard) last sold for nearly $120 million. And it’s not even unique. There are four versions of the childlike artwork floating around.

But there is another “scream” that Newsweek magazine thought was worthy of coverage. It pertains to the dissolute liberals, still depressed over sandal plagued Hillary Clinton’s presidential loss. Putting their time to optimum use, they gathered in Boston to scream at the sky, in a display of their utter despair as they “acknowledge the tragedy that befell our country,” the day marking the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s election.

While the event calls upon people to “Scream Helplessly, we want to convert that sense of helplessness into resistance, into action, and maybe even into optimism,” Scream activist Johanna Schulman explained. “Although it is important to acknowledge the tragedy that befell our country on November 9th, we cannot let it defeat us!”

“This administration has attacked everything about what it means to be American,” said Schulman, an organizer the event, told Newsweek. “Who wouldn’t feel helpless every day? Coming together reminds us that we are not alone, that we are part of an enormous community of activists who are motivated and angry, whose actions can make a difference.”

Screaming babies garner a lot of attention. They are usually calmed when their dirty diapers are changed or with a bottle of warm milk. Adults publicly braying at the sky were once confined to asylums. Now they walk among us. They are liberals.


Mesa Mayor Giles gets an earful from angry voters

November 24, 2017

Calling President Trump an “idiot” doesn’t play well with conservative East Valley constituents

After the way Arizona State University’s Journalism students — who should prize freedom of speech — treated invited guest Joe Arpaio, rudely chanting (video) Bohemian Rhapsody over him as attempted to speak in 2009, it might come as a surprise to learn the University of Arizona has a National Institute for Civil Discourse.

The group with the grand sounding name is headed by Carolyn Lukensmeyer, who tries to explain the heated responses generated by Mesa Mayor John Giles’ foolish statements made to Jeff Flake and picked up by his open microphone. Along with encouraging Flake to run for president, despite polls showing he can’t even keep his senate seat — resulting in his decision to abandon his 2018 reelection bid — the mayor called President Trump “an idiot.” Flake, confusing his own career with the GOP,  described the future of the Republican Party by saying, “It’s toast.” 

Liberal Lukensmeyer got it wrong, of course. She blames the negative reaction Giles received to what she refers to as symptomatic of a “personal” and “attacking” dialogue “that began during the 2016 election.”  In other words, it’s all President Trump’s fault. “It’s now like a virus that’s infected the public,” she added. 

It’s obvious she doesn’t read the far left, Hillary-endorsing Daily Insult (Arizona Republic) which is dedicated to anti-Trump derision. During the presidential campaign and continuing since President Trump’s election, the newspaper is awash with coordinated efforts of contrived “reports,” vitriolic columns, blasting editorials and vicious cartoons.

As to Flake’s opinion, spewed last week, that the end is in sight for the Republican Party, those crickets you hear chirping indicate the response from ineffective Arizona Republican Party chairman Jonathan Lines.  He even remained mute when RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel took Flake to the woodshed for anti-Trump rhetoric in August.

Republicrat braintrusts Flake & Giles: GOP’s future is “toast was the Seeing Red AZ post, following Flake and Giles’ spew of insults and absurdity.


Republicrat braintrusts Flake & Giles: GOP’s future is “toast”

November 19, 2017

Mesa Mayor Giles puts absurdity on display

Arizona short-term Senator Jeff Flake and his not too swift ally Mesa Mayor John Giles were caught on a hot mic Friday discussing the state of the Republican Party. ABC 15 carries the exclusive report. (must see video).

With his inane smirk firmly in place, anti-Trumper Jeff Flake definitively declares, “it’s toast.”

And the mayor?  After calling President Trump an “idiot,“ Giles tells Flake he is the only one who can save the GOP, and actually encourages Flake — who couldn’t win reelection in Arizona — to run for president in 2020. We couldn’t make this stuff up.

If the size of the ‘crowd’ they were addressing is any indicator, both of these men ought to consider another line of work.  Their negative message is not catching on.

Giles, who glowingly endorsed John McCain, obviously has a penchant for exhibiting faulty judgment.

It must have slipped Giles mind that Trump won the Republican nomination over 16 other primary candidates in 2016. Even with massive assists from John McCain and Jon Kyl, who was retiring, Jeff Flake barely squeaked into office with a slim 3-point lead over Democrat Richard Carmona, George W. Bush’s surgeon general. Now after six years of deception, and going against the conservative tide, amnesty proponent Flake can barely muster pulse rate polling numbers, which is why he has opted out of running for reelection. That preemptive action beats an embarrassing trouncing any day of the week.

Flake scored a pathetic 25 percent favorability rating among Republican primary voters in this poll by GBA Strategies, with a 56 percent unfavorable rating. Over half — 59% — of Arizona voters disapprove of the job Flake is doing, and only 34 percent approved. 

Conservative Review gives Flake a bottom dragging “F” Liberty Score. He also ranked as themost unpopular senator in the nation,” as reported by AZFamily.com, Channel 3.

Like Jeff Flake, John Giles is also an alumnus of Brigham Young University. There must be nutcase nuggets tainting the water in Provo, Utah.


Flying into McCain?

November 17, 2017

Mayor Stanton employs odd tactic to aid his next political pursuit — naming airport terminal after pilot who crashed 3 planes*

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has political aspirations that far exceed the job he’s held since 2012. Although he  filed to run for Secretary of State earlier this year, the liberal Democrat now has his eye on congress. With U. S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a fellow leftist, abandoning the 9th Congressional District post to run for the U.S. Senate, Stanton has decided to try his luck for the open CD 9 seat in 2018.

His vote-getting scheme calculated to bring RINOs into the Democrat fold is the renaming of Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Stanton’s fawning words showcase Arizona’s Senior Senator’s (ASS) appeal to the left:

“Senator McCain has given so much of himself to our country, to Arizona and to Phoenix. Giving something back to an American hero, a former naval aviator and a 30-year member of the U.S. Senate is the least we can do,” Stanton announced Thursday.

Stanton also took to twitter where the majority of tweets were anti-McCain, until word went out to give him some accolades, which appear grouped together.

Councilman Jim Waring, who began his political career as an aide to ASS — with whom he still maintains a strong relationship — said:

“This is a fitting tribute to a man who personifies courage and perseverance.” Waring added, “Sky Harbor Airport is one of America’s busiest airports and is a point of pride for Phoenicians.  As such, there is no greater honor the city can bestow than to name one of its terminals after a community leader. Tens of millions of visitors and residents will see Senator McCain’s name and be reminded of his long service and personal sacrifice on behalf of Arizona and our country.” 

Perseverance? Does that include running for another six-year term at age 81? Being the dramatic ‘thumb’s down’ vote against replacing Obamacare? Digging in his heels after a brain cancer diagnosis in order to continue hammering President Trump — including passing a bogus dossier intending to implicate Trump to the FBI director? ASS is a bitter and vengeful man.

Waring’s apple-polishing foolishness requires approval of the Democrat majority City Council members who will consider the proposal Nov. 29. It will then be forwarded to ASS’s office for “full consideration.”  Bet on a quick ‘thumb’s up.’

Terminal 3  is in the midst of a nearly $600 million renovation, scheduled to be completed in 2020. 

* Read the LA Times report on McCain’s botched flying record resulting in three costly crashes.


Amid global chaos NFL continues to disrespect USA

October 1, 2017

As Spanish police shoot rubber bullets and injure over 300* Spaniards, shutting down elections on the government’s banned Catalan separatist referendum, America’s overpaid and under educated NFL players continue to engage in anti-American protests.

Ignorant of history, they stand for “God Save The Queen” while playing in England, but ‘take a knee’ during the playing of our national anthem and offensively disrespect our American flag.

The players’ ongoing  despicable actions have  caused fans who just want to watch football, to abandon the teams they’ve previously cheered, while paying astronomical prices for tickets and memorabilia. American citizens, fans and non-fans alike, have paid  $billions in tax dollars financing ever more grandiose stadium construction nationwide, as reported by The Daily Signal.

Before any more games are scheduled, NFL players should be required to take remedial history courses. They might realize how fortunate they are to live in the liberty-based United States of America, with free elections — rather than be governed by linage-based monarchies, repressive religions or brutal dictatorships.

If the players don’t like it here,  they’re free to go. They might prefer North Korea, Haiti, Afghanistan, Venezuela or any of the impoverished, terror-sponsoring regimes and corrupt nations of the Mideast, Africa, Asia or South America. There’s a wide world from which to choose.

*Reports later today indicate the number of Spaniards wounded in the demonstrations is closer to 750.