Politically correct crime coverage obscures facts

July 17, 2015

The takeaway line in Thursday’s AP report on the unprovoked slaughter at a Marine recruiting center and another U.S. military facility in Chattanooga —- resulting in the killing of four Marines and the wounding of two others, and one police officer —- was this lunacy:

“Federal authorities said they were investigating the possibility it was an act of terrorism.”

Brace yourself. Next we’re told shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, the Kuwait-born gunman, who came to the U.S. in 1996, is a naturalized American citizen. After all, America only takes in the best the world has to offer. 

Abdulazeez had posted these menacing “jihad” messages on his blog days before the attacks, yet was not on an FBI watch list. “Every one of them fought Jihad for the sake of Allah,” the post reads. “We ask Allah to make us follow their path.”

Still we are told federal officials have yet to announce a suspected motive in the attacks.  His high school yearbook quote, “My name causes national security alerts. What does yours do?” might have raised a red flag or two. He was known to have traveled to the Middle East.

But political correctness reigns and as a result, innocent lives continue to be lost.

We’ve been down this road before. Just a couple of memory refreshers:

When Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a military psychiatrist and devout Muslim, shouting “Allahu Akbar” or “Allah is greatest,” opened fire slaughtering 14 and wounding more than 30 others at Foot Hood in 2009, Obama administration officials classified the massacre as an act of “workplace violence.”  This, despite Hasan’s assertion that he shot his victims in defense of Taliban leadership and called himself a “Soldier of Allah.”

Alton Nolen, 30, an Oklahoma man who had recently converted to Islam in prison, changing his name to Jah’Keem Yisrael, went on a violent stabbing spree at the warehouse where he was formerly employed. He beheaded a female worker and attempted to decapitate another, screaming Islamic phrases as he committed the grisly crimes. The women had declined his offer to convert them.  His rampage was also classified as “workplace violence”  rather than terrorism, by an all too submissive, politically correct media.

The latest phenomenon is the lack of reporting the illegal status of criminals.

Miguel Angel Maldonado, a 14-year-old is accused of driving drunk, running a red light and causing a crash that critically injured four people, including a toddler, in Phoenix. The victims had to be cut out of their vehicle. Maldonado, who was not injured, will be tried as an adult. The daily reports he’s facing four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the near-fatal crash. If Miguel laid off the sauce, and decided instead to study, he’d qualify for tuition breaks.

The new normal is abnormal.


Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change

June 17, 2015

Pope pushes One World governmental authority in advance of Sept. 25, 2015, U.N. appearance

The UK’s Guardian News carries the report “Pope Francis warns of destruction of Earth’s ecosystem in leaked encyclical.”

The 192-page encyclical comes packed with dire predictions of an apocalyptic future from the religious leader, now masquerading as a far-left scientist. Francis lambastes rich countries for “looting” the world and takes aim at bankers and climate skeptics for accelerating its decline. Further, he warns that the world is facing widespread crop failure, economic ruin, mass migration and the destruction of entire eco-systems as he repeatedly linked climate change with the plight of the poor.

From the Guardian report:

“Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century, according to a leaked draft of a papal encyclical. In a document released by an Italian magazine on Monday, the pontiff will warn that failure to act would have “grave consequences for all of us. (The Vatican was enraged by the leak accusing the magazine responsible of a “heinous act” that amounted to “sabotage against the pope.”)

Francis also called for a new global political authority tasked with “tackling … the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions.” While accepting that there may be some natural causes of global warming, the pope will also state that climate change is mostly a man-made problem.

“Humanity is called to take note of the need for changes in lifestyle and changes in methods of production and consumption to combat this warming, or at least the human causes that produce and accentuate it,” he wrote in the leaked draft. “Numerous scientific studies indicate that the greater part of the global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases … given off above all because of human activity.”

Read that to mean that those in industrialized nations, especially Americans, must drastically scale back their standard of living. His provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist  buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. Yet he does not deny himself the latest technology as he travels the globe like a jetsetter, frequently tweets and even takes selfies. Last year his tweet, “inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was  criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously slammed “trickle-down” economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.

Seeing Red AZ posted, “Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines,” May 14, just one month ago.

We concluded that post with these words: Income redistribution is the main theme of Karl Marx’ Communist Manifesto: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”


Dems defeat Obama on trade scheme….

June 12, 2015

….for now

Despite Obama’s intensive campaign to gain support for his signature Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, he was unable to convince more than a few Democrats to support his push for the disastrous fast-track authority he so desperately desired. Had this passed, he would have been granted authority to submit the measure to Congress for a vote in a specified timetable without lawmakers being able to amend it.

With supportive Chamber of Commerce mega-bucks campaign contributions on the line, there has been widespread Republican support for this lunacy.

Obama’s dramatic defeat followed a lengthy lobbying campaign in which he invested significant credibility and political capital. Next to Obamacare, this was his most sought after key issue for passage. It also has his long-favored open borders and climate change components attached.

The House vote was 302 to 126. (Republicans are in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents are underlined). Although Matt Salmon (R-AZ CD 5) has tried to bring conservatives onboard to support the measure, no doubt sensing the extreme level of opposition, he ultimately joined the entire Arizona delegation in voting against it.

Even liberal Nancy Pelosi, the former House Speaker, voted against the deplorable bill.

Although the secretly negotiated legislation is now “stuck in the station,” as Pelosi described it, Speaker John Boehner, has decided to give Obama the weekend to try to win over enough Democrats, saying he intends to bring it up for reconsideration in the House next Tuesday.

 


It’s only June but the Fourth of July is over

June 11, 2015

America’s Founders take back seat to Mohammad and climate change at U.S. Embassy

At the United States Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, the uniquely American Fourth of July holiday has already come and gone —- celebrated a month early on June 4. 

According to remarks given by U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake, the early celebration was out of respect for the holy month of Ramadan which runs from June 17 through July 17 in the mostly Muslim nation. The period is regarded as the holiest month of the year since Muslims believe the Quran was revealed to Mohammad during that time. The faithful fast from dawn to dusk throughout the holiday.

Political correctness ruled the day at the embassy, as a brass band played renditions of both the Star Spangled Banner and the Indonesian national anthem, Indonesia Raya. Climate change was also given a boost.

In his embarrassing speech, Ambassador Blake noted, “The theme of tonight’s celebration is ‘Go Green’ to highlight the importance of clean energy and sustainable development.  I encourage you to hop on the electric motorcycle, look at the model of the new green embassy we are building, and see the other displays of our green cooperation here, including biodegradable balloons and local, low-carbon, sustainable food.” 

Green is in.  Red, White and Blue are out.


AZ GOP’s Cap & Trade and Obamacare amnesia

May 29, 2015

Make no mistake. Although Seeing Red AZ, like the vast majority of Arizona conservatives, actively supports the defeat of John McCain, we are not onboard with liberal Ann Kirkpatrick who recently announced her challenge to the RINO senator. 

We optimistically look forward to a face-off led by state Sen. Kelli Ward, a uniquely qualified Mohave County whirlwind.  Sen. Ward, a family physician, has opened an exploratory campaign, impressing crowds as she travels the state with her well articulated conservative message.

In tackling the liberal Kirkpatrick, we found it curious that the AZ GOP chose to raise the issue of her votes in support of Obama endorsed Cap and Trade and his signature Obamacare.

They must have suffered a memory lapse regarding Jeff Flake’s stunning complicity when the votes on these mega-issues were taken. The appropriately named Flake was one of only two Republicans who didn’t bother to show up —- which was a good as voting for the so-called American Clean Energy and Security Act (Cap and Trade), a massive government expansion with dire consequences for American taxpayers and manufacturing. By his absence, Jeff Flake helped the Democrats pass a junk science, climate change-based, massive national energy tax, restricting carbon emissions by imposition of exorbitant penalties against the U.S., which other nations are able to skirt.

Flake claimed a “family conflict” due to his daughter’s participation in the talent portion of a teen beauty pageant in Alabama to be held the weekend following the vote. His fellow Republican dodger John Sullivan was in alcohol rehab, though the Dems thought the vote was crucial enough to pull Rep. Patrick Kennedy out of his drug treatment program.  

Another “family conflict” ensured Flake was also MIA on the crucial vote to restore funding of Obamacare. His mentor, John McCain, voted with the Democrats.

In giving cover to McCain, the AZ GOP oddly referred to the lackluster Kirkpatrick as Arizona’s “Most Progressive Democrat in Congress,”  completely obscuring the disastrous records of Raul Grijalva; Ed Pastor, succeeded last election by Ruben Gallego; and former Green Party member Kyrsten Sinema. The voters of the First Congressional District were so dissatisfied with Kirkpatrick’s performance they booted her out after her first term. She regained the seat by a slim margin in 2013 when U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, who replaced her, relocated to CD 4 and was returned to congress representing that district.

Kirkpatrick is not formidable. Neither is she any different from either Flake or McCain. We have gotten the same treatment from them that she dishes out. The only difference is they deceptively run as Republicans.


Obama picks wrong threat to global security & Update

May 22, 2015

With huge swaths of the Middle East in turmoil as Islamic fundamentalist Jihadists recruit, kidnap and rape young women and children, behead Christians and slaughter Jews, Barack Obama addressed the Coast Guard Academy graduating class of 2015 to talk about….the grave threat posed by global warming…er…climate change.

He says, “So, going forward, I’ve committed to doubling the pace at which we cut carbon pollution.”

What happened to onetime Al-Qaeda-offshoot, ISIS?

Last year Barack Obama referred to ISIS as “jayvee,” as in “junior varsity.”

That group he so breezily dismissed as ”jayvee” now “controls a volume of resources and territory unmatched in the history of extremist organizations, ”makes $3 million per day selling oil on the black market, battles for control of Iraq’s largest dam and the power supply for the city of Mosul, is spreading into Lebanon, threatening to starve or slaughter “at least 40,000 members of the Yazidi sect,” organizes protests in the Netherlands and is stepping up its recruitment of Westerners, according to Defense in Depth. These facts from July 2014, have exacerbated. Since then the world has witnessed even more atrocities in the name of Allah committed by radicals with ties to ISIS, including mass beheadings of hundreds at a time for the “crime” of being Christian. 

As cities fall to its control, public executions, amputations as punishment for petty crimes along with imposition of harsh Sharia law keep the terrified populace in check.

But as Obama delivered the commencement address (video) at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy Wednesday he warned graduates climate change is one of the largest threats the military academy graduates will have to face.

In his speech, Obama said denying climate change or refusing to deal with it is negligence and “dereliction of duty,” adding, “denying it or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security.”

“Climate change is one of those most severe threats. This is not just a problem for countries on the coasts or for certain regions of the world. Climate change will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. So I am here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country. So we need to act and we need to act now,” he warned.

Update-tag

The world understands what liberal Americans still want to deny —- which is the fact that Barack Obama has set out deliberately to destroy America and is a pathetic joke sitting in a position of great power. Watch and listen to these Egyptian commentators discussing Obama referring to Climate Change as the “most serious threat to global security.”

“You people need to wake up!” one angry commentator, a retired Egyptian general raised his voice and pleaded with Americans:  “America is getting weaker by the day under this president.” Discussing ISIS they said, “this man ignores the evidence of his own eyes,” calling him “an ISIS loving president.”


GOP establishment conspires with Obama on trade deal

May 18, 2015

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McConnell: Obama ‘has done an excellent job’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning, telling host George Stephanopoulos that he supports Hillary Clinton’s Obamatrade deal. (Transcript here)

McConnell has come under fire from both Republicans and Democrats this past week for pushing the slippery Trade Promotion Authority that would fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership trade liberalization deal Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton negotiated with eleven Pacific Rim nations.

Conservative Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, contends McConnell is jeopardizing Republican control of the U.S. Senate in the next election by pushing this tremendously unpopular trade deal through Congress.

But McConnell is not to be dissuaded. He previously described his coordination with Obama on trade as “an out-of-body experience.” 

Fast-track authority faces a significantly more difficult path in the House. Nearly all Democrats are opposed to the scheme, along with strong a contingent of Republicans.

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, expressed confidence that the measure will pass in the House. “We will have the votes,” Ryan declared on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We’re doing very well. We’re gaining a lot of steam and momentum.”

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon (R-CD-5) exhibiting eel-like slipperiness, was quoted as saying, 

“The president I don’t think has any political capital at all with this place, and it’s coming to bear right now because the president needs a real heavy lift, and nobody feels any real connection with him or like they owe him anything.”

Still, Salmon plans to vote for Obama’s trade agenda when it hits the House floor, though unlike Ryan, he claims doesn’t think House GOP leadership has the votes.

 “I’m voting for it,” Salmon stated, “not because of him but in spite of him. I don’t think he could pick me out of a crowd, which is so different from when I was here when Bill Clinton was president because President Clinton was really engaged with everybody.” 

Sunday’s Arizona Republic weighs in with an mega-editorial urging Democrats Kyrsten Sinema (CD-9) and Ann Kirkpatrick (CD-1) not to side “with extremists” and to ignore pressure from labor unions which oppose the trade pact and, coincidently, fund their campaigns. 

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


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