Spare us Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Celebrate Columbus today

October 12, 2016

Christopher Columbus who was heralded for “sailing the ocean blue in 1492” is the latest victim to fall to the overarching lunacy of political correctness. In fact, Christopher Columbus is now regarded as a white exploiter of Indian tribes, bringing white men’s diseases from Europe and initiating the changing of the culture of the noble nomadic tribes, living in teepees and hogans, communicating via smoke signals and drums and without written languages.

President Benjamin Harrison established the Columbus Day holiday in 1892, the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the “New World” in 1492.

Next, the District of Columbia along with the cities Columbus, Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi and Indiana, will be forced to change their names. .Americans of Italian heritage should be outraged, but even Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, whose parents were Italian immigrants, voted to go along with the program, rationalizing that Phoenix doesn’t observe Columbus Day as a paid holiday. The move won’t rename an established celebration, as other cities have done — yet.

Phoenix: Sanity clashes with absurdity on topic of illegals

September 2, 2016

Within the same time frame Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrived in Phoenix to share the fundamentals of his 10-point immigration plan with thousands of supporters, the City Council was busy with a plan of its own. Trump’s announcement on Wednesday included pulling federal funding from cities that provide sanctuary for illegal aliens. The Phoenix City Council, on the other hand, was actively engaged in providing ID cards to “undocumented migrants.”

It’s all a matter of terminology, don’cha know?

Phoenix will even generously allow applicants for the city ID card to use a foreign passport to establish their identity, opening the door to identity theft and encouraging more illegals to flood Phoenix seeking jobs and myriad taxpayer paid social service benefits.

According to the report in the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) The ID Card program should be in full swing by Feb. 1, with pre-registration starting in December.  Phoenix now joins New York, San Francisco and Oakland, which have made municipal IDs available regardless of immigration status.

The ID card is nothing short of miraculous, allowing illegals, the homeless and even transgender folks access to bus and light rail, libraries, community centers, the ability to open a bank account, rent an apartment, report crimes, allow parents to visit their children’s schools, access free food, health care, child care, recreation centers, golf courses, and even provide discounts at local shops. Who knew Phoenix residents were prohibited from engaging in these activities?

The 5 – 4 vote was split between rational thinkers and far left council members joined by liberal Mayor Greg Stanton voting in favor of this magical carpet ride. The daily reports councilwoman Laura Pastor who supported the ID and represents areas of the city “with large immigrant populations” (read: “illegal“) revealed her agenda as she said, “It means they belong to our community and our city.” The citizens in District 4 are in dire need of representation, since they don’t get it from her.

Call and thank council members Sal DiCiccio, Jim Waring, Thelda Williams and Debra Stark. for remembering that they represent the citizens of Phoenix.

Phx City Council meeting: Satanists to deliver prayer

January 30, 2016

Will Mayor Greg Stanton bow his PC head in reverence?

Political correctness is in full bloom in Phoenix. The blue city in a red state has struggled under liberal Democrat mayors since the embarrassing Phil Gordon held sway at City Hall from 2004  — until the equally left-wing Greg Stanton was elected in 2012.

Phoenix city government promotes the sham of non-partisan elections though it’s always been clear where political allegiances lie.

In typical liberal fashion, Stanton, who led the 2014 “gay pride” parade and officially recognized the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, has now approved representatives of a local Satanic group delivering the invocation — previously known as the opening prayer — at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting.

Read the Fox News coverage, which includes a reassuring claim from one of the Satanists who refused to disclose what the group was planning for the invocation, but said, “We don’t intend on doing anything offensive.”

By whose standards?

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?

Phx water rate hike to pay for city workers’ raises

January 14, 2016

Last week we ran this postAnte up! Phoenix “water bill” not high enough?  detailing the Arizona Republic‘s enthusiastic support of increased City of Phoenix water rates.

It turns out there was an even more objectionable underbelly to the increase that is being revealed by District 6 City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, and reported by KSAZ TV-10 Fox News.

“They were out there telling the public this big lie, that they made all these cuts, what they didn’t tell you is they moved all those employees over to the water department and then jacked up the rates to cover that, the same thing is happening again,” DiCiccio tells reporter John Hook.

This year the rates are going up 2.6% on average, and another 2% hike is expected next year. DiCiccio says the average compensation for an employee in the water department has gone from $76,000 in 2009 to over $88,000 in 2016. So that’s where your rate hike is actually going.

“What they’re not telling you is the compensation increase equals the hike and the tax increase on water,” said DiCiccio.

This is the revealing email sent to constituents by Councilman DiCiccio.

Have you heard from your council representative on this crucial matter?  If not, why not? Their contact information is here. You pay their salaries. No doubt they’d like to hear from you….

Ante up! Phoenix “water bill” not high enough?

January 6, 2016

Leave it to the Arizona Republic to take the position that the City of Phoenix water rates aren’t high enough. In fact, the shadowy “editorial board,“ an assemblage that we are to believe writes in unison, takes that editorial view.

The rate hike will be nominal, we are told. It would add “about $1.59 per month” to the bill of the average Phoenix residential customer. It would be the first water rate increase in nearly four years. We should go for it…and then some, since its such a bargain. The sub rosa authors remind us we live in a desert and the pipes do a yeoman’s job carrying water here and there.

Though we are continually told by the newspaper’s open borders liberals who crank out their daily pap, “our immigration system is broken,” they make no such claim about the water pipes. Instead they turn to the director of the Phoenix Water Services Department speaking governmentese, who says, “This rate increase is about enabling a steady level of investment in the rehabilitation and replacement of aging infrastructure so that we can continue to provide reliable water deliveries out here in the middle of the desert.”

There’s that “desert” jargon again, as if the approximately 1.5 million Phoenix customers don’t know where they live.

City Council members are expected to vote on the proposed hike in water and sewer rates at a public hearing scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today. And, wouldn’t you know, the City neglected to advise us of that 2.6 percent increase in our bill — though the editorial advises the council to vote for the rate increase.

Here are the facts as they appear on the monthly City of Phoenix Services Bill which is misidentified as the “water bill”:

Water Base Fee

Water Usage Fee

Environmental Mandates – Water

City Services Tax

Sewer Fee

Environmental Mandates – Sewer

State Mandated Jail Costs

City Sales Tax

State and Other Taxes


Solid Waste Services


State Landfill Disposal Fee

We need to pay more for all of these obscure charges and hidden fees. The newspaper says so. End of story.

City of Phoenix election results – 2015

August 25, 2015


We’ve got what you’re looking for

Today, Tuesday, August 25, 2015, was Election Day in the City of Phoenix. Staggered council seats and Mayor‘s race are being decided along with Propositions 101, 102, 103 and 104. Council members in Districts 1 (Thelda Williams), 3 (Bill Gates), and 7 (Michael Nowakowski), are all running unopposed. Only District 5 councilman Daniel Valenzuela, a Democrat and former firefighter union boss has a Republican challenger, Felix Garcia.

The election is virtually a closed shop contrivance, intentionally scheduled to coincide with late August scorching heat, rather than in conjunction with regularly scheduled fall elections which would produce greater voter turnout as well as cutting costs.  The intent of the scheme is to maintain the liberal status quo, union control and sanctuary city policies by suppressing a greater voter turnout.

The unofficial City of Phoenix election results can be viewed HERE.