Jeff Flake OK as a “globalist,” but WH takes heat

March 18, 2018

Double standard exists for liberals and Republicrats while Trump staff irrationally smeared as anti-Semites

The link received in an email was too compelling to resist. AOL News, flexing its decidedly anti-Trump muscle, contemptibly refers to an “anti-Semitic term” used during a White House staff meeting. Pulled in by what appears to be a vulgarity, imagine the surprise to read the word that so offends the delicate sensibilities of the left-wing media. Simple sleuthing found the charge originated at the HuffPost with this headline: “This Anti-Semitic Term Was Casually Used At The White House 3 Times This Week.”

The pejorative word, worthy of such hyperventilation by AOL and HuffPost?

Sit down before you fall down.  The offensive word is ….“globalist.”

It’s a term Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a dedicated ‘Never Trumper,’ says he embraces.

In his book with the stolen title, Conscience of a Conservative, soon- to-be-out-the-door Flake writes,

“Seemingly overnight, the word globalist became a grave insult among people in my party who also call themselves ‘conservative.”  He continues, “In this country, we are less than 5 percent of the world’s population. We are 20 percent of the world’s economic output. And if we don’t trade, we don’t grow. Given the alternatives, I’ll take the globalist moniker, thank you.”

But the well-named HuffPost hyperventilates, huffing “the term ‘globalist’ has been used at the White House at least three times this week in reference to an outgoing Jewish Trump administration official, raising some eyebrows because the word is increasingly used in xenophobic and anti-Semitic contexts.”

Says who?

And  if that’s the case — which we dispute — why did these liberals give Jeff Flake a pass?

The answer is liberals and Republicrats function under a different set of standards than conservatives, who are always blameworthy. Remember that the next time you open your mouth. And don’t make the mistake of a D.C. mayor’s employee fired (and ultimately rehired when the word was researched) for using the word ‘niggardly,’ rooted in the Old Norse verb ‘nigla,’ which means “to fuss about small matters.” If you’re a guy don’t compliment a female co-worker about anything or the #MeToo police will be bringing you a box to put your desk contents into as they accompany you doing the perp walk out the door.

It’s a new world, folks.  One in which you’re apt to be found guilty for nothing, especially if you’re a conservative.


Elvia Diaz: Sets poor example for Lenten conduct

February 25, 2018

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.

McCain crony rips Trump’s CPAC speech

February 24, 2018

Three day conservative conference draws huge crowd, top conservative speakers

Steve Schmidt’s checkered career includes elevating political RINOs and even worse, John McCain, who makes Republicrats appear mainstream.

Here’s Schmidt, the top adviser, message developer, and strategy wizard behind McCain’s 2008 failed presidential campaign, as he appeared Oct. 2017 on far-left MSNBC where he is employed as a political analyst, absurdly claiming, “John McCain has spent every hour of his adult life in service to this nation“…..and has “lit a torch for future political leaders.” The use of the past tense bizarrely sounds like a eulogy though the obstinate and vengeful McCain is still above ground.

Far outside the prism of reality, Schmidt actually compares McCain to George Washington. It would not be surprising to learn he has an altar erected to deity McCain that he kneels before as he starts each day. His Twitter page is topped by wild mavericks, no doubt another nod to his calamitous client, who has long used that analogy as a cover for his liberalism while shrewdly running as a Republican in the red state of Arizona. Carpetbagging into the state following his marriage to Cindy Lou Hensley, he was advised in 1982 by the then-powerful Phoenix 40 that he could not hope to replace retiring House Minority Leader John Rhodes, an ethical conservative congressional leader, if he ran as a Democrat as he was poised to do. 

Schmidt’s latest mantra is that “it’s apparent to everybody that Trump is unfit for office,” conspiratorially stated on the Trump-hating network. For emphasis, he adds, “They say it privately in the bars.”

When Schmidt’s out of the bars where he appears to conduct his private polling, he tweets vicious anti-Trump attacks, recently blasting President Trump’s CPAC speech that won acclaim from conservatives, who he refers to as “a crowd of cheering extremists….the heirs of the Know-Nothing’s and nativists that have always plagued us.”

Using his apparently favorite bar analogy again, Schmidt says this of President Trump’s speech:

“This speech at CPAC is demagogic, vapid, intellectually dishonest and just plain old fashioned idiotic.  If someone delivered this speech from the end of a bar most people would think that person was an imbecile.”

And with that bit of wisdom, we can imagine political hack Steve Schmidt calling out in a boozy slur, “Schet up ‘nother roun, Joe. Thish one’s on me!”

Dimwit Pelosi: To curb flow of illegals,“Mow the grass!”

February 23, 2018

Border fence is unnecessary

Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Peloisi has never been regarded as a brain trust. Brain rust is a more fitting description for the far left, disconnected from reality (video montage) California Congresswoman who will turn 78 next month. She’s exhibited her appalling lack of mental acuity on numerous occasions over the years.

When President Trump instituted massive tax cuts and economic reforms that put significant money in the pockets of American workers, multimillionaire Pelosi hypocritically called it “crumbs“ saying, “God never intended one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth while others live in abject deadening poverty,” citing what she said was a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King. Pelosi is routinely listed as one of the wealthiest members of congress, is reportedly worth approximately $100 million, according to this account in the Washington Examiner.

During her recent political stop in Phoenix, charlatan Pelosi outdid herself at a town hall by exposing her lack of basic knowledge about the border where Arizona abuts Mexico. The desert isn’t a park with lush green grass, though she suggests that mowing the grass would be a better solution to curb the invasion of illegals than building a wall — since they would no longer be able to hide in the tall grass.

Arizonans have heard such absurdities before. When Republicrat Christine Jones was a candidate for Arizona governor, she cluelessly spoke of Mexicans swimming across the Rio Grande to enter our state. The problem for Jones is the fact that the Rio Grande is not in Arizona.

Facts can be such pesky things for ignorant politicians.

DACA “dreamers” smuggle more illegals into USA

February 1, 2018

The report in the San Diego Union Tribune calls the perpetrators “unauthorized immigrants.” We prefer the more accurate assessment of “illegal aliens” — terminology deemed unacceptable by the leftists in charge of the AP Stylebook.

The news report details two separate incidents involving criminal “human smuggling.” But don’t mistake these cases for those in which actual victims are forced or coerced into prostitution,  domestic servitude or forced labor. These are willing co-conspirators, who pay their transporting coyotes handsomely to sneak them into the United States. And the perps? They’re just a couple of those swell DACA “kids” we repeatedly hear about. They’re praiseworthy, fresh-faced, principled and either honor students or honorably serving in the U.S. military.

There is a widespread fallacy that DACA — the acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — simply protects young foreign nationals who claim they were brought to the U.S. by their illegally invading parents. In fact the scheme which requires not a scintilla of verifiable evidence even protects 36-year-olds, many of whom are grandparents.

The program was put in place through an executive order that even facilitator Barack Obama, admitted was unconstitutional.(Video)

President Trump summed up the situation during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night when he correctly noted, “Americans are dreamers too.” There is one reason Congressional Democrats are willing to shut down our government for these marching, demanding and often criminal “kids.” They are the voting bloc that will keep the Democrat Party afloat.

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.

Globalist claims USA slips in the eyes of the world

January 24, 2018

Although no one likes us, they all want to come here

The U.S. News and World Report article begins with a large dose of high drama, describing the mood on the international conference call at the beginning of this month as somber as Ian Bremmer, self-anointed president of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group, prepared to list off top global dangers in the coming year. Trump-hating Bremmer, who has created a niche career for himself, began with this:

“If we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis — the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown — it feels like 2018. The reasons are many, but the most prominent causes for global insecurity stem from U.S. President Donald Trump’s move away from global leadership, and China’s eagerness to fill the perceived vacuum.”

This quote provides an insight of  Bremmer‘s globalist stance: “In a time when so many challenges transcend borders, the need for international leadership has never been greater. We are told that “Trump shocks and divides the world.”

According to Bremmer, “Donald Trump pledged to “Make America Great Again.” The world thinks he is doing the opposite.” To no one’s surprise, the report’s highest disapproval rating goes to President Donald Trump.

Consequently, according to Bremmer’s Eurasia Group, the United States slips in this year’s U.S. News’ Best Countries ranking, dropping to the No. 8 spot. Topping the list are countries such as Canada, Germany and Sweden with increasing Muslim populations and liberal immigration policies that are rendering their native cultures to second class status. Oddly, Japan, which has national policies restricting immigration made the list.

Muhammad has replaced William in the top ten most popular boys’ names in England and Wales, according to the U.K.’s Independent newspaper.

As in 2017, Canada remains the No. 2 in the survey. Germany, as it was in 2016, is perceived as the most powerful country in Europe – surpassing the U.K. to place at No. 3 overall, while the U.K. drops to No. 4.

Meanwhile, demanding “dreamers” who want noting more than to be granted amnesty, followed by full citizenship and voting rights, create a nightmare for Americans.

Disneyland, which bills itself as “the happiest place on earth,” is the latest battle ground for the DACA./dreamers, a band of wild illegals who think waving Mexican flags, screaming obscenities and trying to shut down access to the famed amusement park, will win them support as they blast, “No dream! No deal!” When Barack Obama pushed his illegal executive order through after repeatedly saying he couldn‘t, he sat in the White House and had Democrat House and Senate majorities, but took no further action. President Trump has no obligation to honor this purely political absurdity with unverifiable claims they are all “kids” who were brought to the US by invading parents. Claimants can be up to 36 years of age. The ultimate goal is increase the number of Democrat voters by millions.