Tainted prescription drugs and the China connection

September 1, 2019

The Washington Times features an important analysis by former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth. The Arizona Republican served 6 terms in Congress, where he was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. The article is titled, China and pharmaceuticals, the new ‘drug war’How America’s reliance on prescription drugs puts it at risk.

As we’ve often stated, “Knowledge is power.” Consider this column your weekend power infusion.

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AZ jury awards Planned Parenthood informant $3M

August 20, 2019

Victory for life in Arizona! 

It’s always been mystifying that a group that exists primarily to slaughter pre-born human babies could call itself Planned Parenthood. The abhorrent concept is analogous to Auschwitz, a notorious Nazi death camp, blandly referring to itself a care center.

There is some good news, however, concerning the abortion mill. LifeSiteNews reports:

An Arizona jury has unanimously awarded $3 million in damages to a former Planned Parenthood director who was fired after reporting an abortionist’s illegal conduct and high complication rates, falsification of affidavits and patient records, incomplete abortions, and failure to report statutory rape.

Mayra Rodriguez, who ran three Planned Parenthood clinics in Arizona and worked for the organization for 17 years, sued after being wrongfully terminated from her position in October 2017 for repeatedly reporting that Planned Parenthood was endangering the health and safety of its patients, according to And Then There Were None (ATTWN), a non-profit that helps former abortion workers leave the industry.

Rodriguez’ lawyer, Tim Casey, hadn’t asked the jury for any dollar amount during the trial. Yet after only three hours of deliberation, the jury unanimously awarded her $3 million in damages following the two-week trial, which ended last Friday, August 16, 2019.

Bryan Howard, president of Planned Parenthood Arizona, was reported to be “disappointed” with the verdict.

Just like Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life advocate, Rodriguez won Employee of the Year the year before she left. Johnson now runs ATTWN.

 “I’ve stared down Planned Parenthood in court. I know how hard it is watching your friends lie about you,” said Johnson. “It’s always good to take down Planned Parenthood but it’s not without hurt.”

Johnson’s conversion story is told in the movie. “Unplanned,” which as of August 7, 2019 made $18.9 million after being produced with a $6 million budget, according to boxofficemojo.com. The movie just became available on DVD and was the top selling film on Amazon on the day of its release.

“When Mayra came to And Then There Were None with her incredible story, I felt solidarity with her, having gone through a similar situation when I worked for Planned Parenthood. Standing with her through the trial and rejoicing in the ultimate victory has been amazing,” said Johnson.

The abuses Rodriguez documented are serious. Complications from abortions can result in severe, permanent health problems for women — even death. Incomplete abortions can similarly cause serious health problems for the mothers in whose uteruses parts of their aborted unborn babies are left. ATTWN didn’t specify how old the minor was whose sexual relationship with an adult Planned Parenthood covered up, but the age of consent in Arizona is 18.

And Then There Were None, is a ministry founded by Abby Johnson that has helped more than 500 abortion workers leave their jobs.

Abby Johnson will be the keynote speaker at the next Arizona for Life March & Rally on January 18, 2020. Find out more about Arizona’s biggest pro-life event here.


Will Arizona go to (recreational) pot?

August 10, 2019

The sham of imperiling our youth for the promise of $300 million a year

The guise of medical marijuana has been a scheme that fooled no one. Suddenly there was a rise in youthful patients experiencing “chronic pain” and desperately in need of a “prescription” dispensed by pain doctors, who just happened to be working out of dispensaries with a marijuana plant on the building‘s signage.

The deceptively titledSmart and Safe Arizona Act* was filed Friday with the Secretary of State’s Office. There is little doubt the well-funded measure will collect the necessary signatures to be on the 2020 ballot.

To make the initiative with the deceptive name appear palatable to Arizona voters who turned down a similar measure in 2016, the current version has seemingly socially conscientious provisions attached via a 16% excise tax — including $15 million from the “medical fund” to be directed to the state universities’ Arizona Teacher Academy, $10 million to the Department of Health Services for public health programs and $10 million to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to reduce impaired driving. Stoned drivers presumably will not get the same level of scrutiny as inebriated ones, who aren’t integral to the charade. It also promises to create thousands of “good-paying jobs” across Arizona, no doubt in dispensaries. The few penalties that are incorporated in the initiative are nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy raises awareness about the harms of marijuana and other substances, and opposes the legalization of marijuana. Its website states: Marijuana is a harmful, addictive substance. Public policy decisions involving marijuana should be based on science, not made in the ballot box.

As a gift to those with multiple convictions, the ballot initiative facilitates expungement and sealing of arrest records, convictions, adjudications, and sentences that were predicated on conduct made lawful by this Act.

For those seeking a more rational, medical assessment of marijuana usage, we urge you to readMarijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” a Hillsdale College Imprimus article by Alex Berenson. He details a conversation with his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Berenson, then a senior psychiatrist at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute. It’s one of three places the state of New York sends the criminally mentally ill defendants judged not guilty by reason of insanity.

There’s no flim-flam. Just cold, hard facts you won’t soon forget. We hope you’ll recall the article when it comes time to vote on this sow’s ear of a measure.

 *H/T AZFamily.com TV 3


Judge Jeanine Pirro pushes pot, sells out integrity

August 2, 2019

In an unexpected announcement HeavenlyRx, which calls itself “a global hemp and CBD* company,” spotlights the appointment of Fox News host, former judge and prosecutor Jeanine Pirro to its board of directors. Pirro has built a media reputation as the host of Fox News Channel’s top-rated “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

The company boasts that prior to becoming a television personality more than a decade ago, Pirro had a distinguished legal career, scoring two firsts for women. In 1991, she was the first woman to be elected as a Westchester County Court Judge in New York. Two years later, she became the first woman to be elected Westchester County District Attorney.

Omitted from the braggadocio announcement?  Jeanine Pirro is also a disappointing trailblazer in selling out the principles upon which she built her legal career.

Pirro is quoted as saying:

“I am now excited to be a part of the opportunity for people to access fantastic wellness options that are both natural and physically and emotionally beneficial.”

“Initially a skeptic, I now understand there are tremendous benefits outside the assembly line of traditional medical and pharmaceutical dictates,” the new board member enthused.

The onetime judge and Fox News contributor joins former House Speaker John Boehner in giving aid and comfort to a growing industry that has seized upon the false concept of medicalization of the addictive substance in an effort to influence voters nationwide to legalize this anything but benign drug.

In February SRAZ bared the duplicity of former House Speaker John Boehner in the post,Fmr. House Speaker Boehner goes to pot, makes $millions.” Boehner is now an investment counselor for the industry, holding seminars to hawk the enormous opportunities to become wealthy investing in marijuana — er-r — cannabis. Previously opposed to legalization, he now glibly states, “Cannabis is here to stay,” as he hosted the American Cannabis Summit: Countdown to Legalization, touting job creation and new tax revenues. Regarding potential investors in what he calls a “golden opportunity,” Boehner blurs the facts as he bizarrely declares, “They’re dying to get in.” Others, who used marijuana as a gateway drug, are “dying to get out.”

Another, more knowledgeable view was presented in Hillsdale College’s esteemed publication, Imprimis. In the February post we wrote, after you inhale the dope from Boehner, read “Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” by author Alex Berenson which opens with an enlightening conversation he had with his wife — Dr. Jacqueline Berenson — then a senior psychiatrist at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute in New York.

 It would be quality reading for Jeanine Pirro, but the cash is obviously far more compelling.

* Note the myriad equivocators used to describe its ability to cure everything from cancer, fibromialgia, diabetes and epilepsy to acne. The words “could,” “may,” and “might,” get quite a workout.


AZ daily’s pity party for “unauthorized immigrants”

June 14, 2019

Border situation has reached crisis proportions as hundreds of thousands arrive, demand and infect

With its last gasps, the dying Periódico de la República de Arizona (The Arizona Republic), passing itself off as a newspaper, features an article that places the warping of language on full display.

The premise concerns difficulties faced by Arizona high school students who face financial impediments to their future plans, since they have to pay the full college tuition — like everyone else. They want special consideration…because they are “undocumented’ or “unauthorized immigrants.”

They are interchangeably called “undocumented youths, students and young people.” The words are relentlessly regurgitated throughout the article since the newspaper refuses to use the accurate description of “illegal alien,” which has been deemed politically incorrect by the leftists in charge of the press. Of course, all of the illegals “want to give back to their community,” though not their home countries. 

Intentionally misusing the word “undocumented,” is integral to the perpetration of the fraud. We direct you to definition Number 3 in our post,Lingo: Reading in Republicese.”

In the story (it doesn’t qualify as a legitimate report) the word “undocumented” was actually used 34 times — more than qualifying as pushing an agenda. In numerous instances, the overworked words abutted themselves in adjoining sentences.

The newspaper longs for a renewal of Obama’s admittedly unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which gave some illegals protection from deportation. They had to affirm that they were children brought to the U.S. by their invading parents, but providing evidence of that claim was not part of the equation.

If your nephew, Jack, was Arizona-born but has lived in California the past few years, he would have to pay out-of-state tuition going to an Arizona University. That’s too harsh for the illegals, who are not only protesting, but have the newspaper pleading their case for in-state tuition, that would be beyond the reach of Arizona-born Jack.

The difference? Jack was apt to be a Republican, while the “unauthorized immigrants” could be counted in the Democrat column.

In 2006 Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 300 which denied privileges granted citizens to extend to illegals. It passed by 71.4 %. It required verification of immigration status of persons applying for state-funded services, including in-state tuition and financial aid for college students.

As word spreads of insufficient border enforcement, the number of illegals from around the globe breaching our southern border increases. 

Days ago, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents reported finding the body of a 7-year-old child from India who died crossing the desert from Mexico with her large family group.

Recently, over 550 Africans were apprehended in Texas in just one week. The majority were from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country with the worst Ebola outbreak in the world, dwarfing its measles epidemic.

And Congressional Democrats, who hate President Donald Trump far more than they love our country, continue withholding funds for a necessary border wall.


Irresponsible silence on measles link to illegal invasion & Update

April 30, 2019

Blame game denies the facts as tuberculosis and hepatitis are also spiraling out of control in border states

It’s been a quarter of a century since measles was eliminated as a public health concern in the United States. It is now back — with vengeance — and the virulent outbreak has nothing to do with the so-called “anti-vaxers.”

The disease initially resurfaced in the border states of Arizona and California, quickly spreading elsewhere. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) would have us believe it was spread by unvaccinated people in Amish communities in Ohio and Missouri or in a predominantly Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York — odd choices since both religious groups are self-contained.

As of this week over 700 cases have been confirmed in 22 states.

The CDC states, “Measles is still common in many parts of the world including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa.”

Noticeably missing from the list are the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, or our immediate “neighbor to the south,” Mexico. These are the countries that are flooding the United States with impoverished, uneducated invaders, bringing young children — frequently not their own, but used as facilitators — as they caravan by the hundreds of thousands, overwhelming border agents. The agents, with limited space to house them, are releasing them into border states, from which they fan out across the U.S.

This study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics in 2014 found that 88% of measles cases in the country “were internationally imported or epidemiologically or virologically linked to importation.”

Only adherents to political correctness, who blandly refer to the invaders as “migrants,” would silence the truth and rush to blame two American religious groups that principally stay to themselves.

Ahead of her time, lawyer, author, activist and Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly (died: 2016) wrote, “Importing Third World Diseases,” in 2005.  Her ability to predict the future relating to the resurgence of previously eradicated diseases or introduction of new infectious scourges was uncanny. This is an important column that will add to your knowledge bank. Her impressive bio can be read here.

Conservative Review ran this report today detailing the thousands of illegals entering the United States with such highly contagious diseases as tuberculosis. The problem is real and it is urgent. We need the army at the southern border.

Border Patrol releasing thousands who were exposed to diseases like tuberculosis

The open-border supporting local newspaper headlines the rise in hepatitis cases. So far in 2019, there have been 212 cases in Arizona, which is higher than any yearly statewide total in more than a decade. State health officials expect that number to rise.

An outbreak of the viral liver disease began in November in the Tucson area and has spread to Maricopa County.

Never mentioning illegals in the coverage, the newspaper states,
“the cases are primarily among homeless and near-homeless individuals, as well as people who use illicit drugs.”

Pima County Health Department’s Deputy Director Paula Mandel is quoted as saying, “Hepatitis A is often known as “the poop disease” because it is transmitted through feces and can be easily spread when people do not have access to good hygiene and do not wash their hands after using the restroom. It’s a fecal-oral route,” Mandel said. “It takes such minute amounts.” Since Nov. 21, there have been 161 hepatitis A cases reported in Pima County. In comparison, Pima County had just five cases in all of 2017, It can also spread through contaminated food and water. People living on the streets and in homeless camps are particularly vulnerable.

San Diego, where illegals continue to breach the border, is also experiencing high rates of the highly contagious, potentially deadly infectious liver disease.

 

 


Janet Napolitano drops “Big Sis” guise, becomes “Big Bro”*

April 26, 2019

Issues directive requiring California universities to quarantine students and staff unable to prove they were vaccinated against measles

Janet Napolitano —- formerly Arizona’s radically left-wing governor who took a midterm hike to ineffectively head the Department of Homeland Security for Barack Obama —- is currently the president of the University of California system. 

Longtime Arizonans rate her as the undisputed worst governor in memory. Wielding her veto pen in a manic rage over bills passed through the GOP controlled state legislature, she earned the nickname “J-No.”

Lax leftist Napolitano, bonded to an open border policy, was renowned for her dismissively blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border security: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

Called “Big Sis,” for her ham-handed tactcs, Napolitano has now fully morphed into “Big Bro,” mandating that California universities quarantine students and staff who are unable to prove they were vaccinated against measles. CBS 2 Los Angeles carries the full report.

Years preceding the shameful attempts to keep Judge Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Napolitano was integral to the attempt to defame Clarence Thomas as he was put through a brutal hearing prior to his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court nearly three decades ago.  A black, conservative justice was more than the left could tolerate. Napolitano represented Anita Hill, who suddenly recalled offensive comments she attributed to Thomas —- though she inexplicably continued to follow Thomas, who vigorously denied her charges, from job to job.

It’s a sure bet there are few who miss “Big Bro/J-No” but for those who have a hankering to see her, she has authored a book targeting President Trump as a bigot for enacting national security measures. She will be reviewing it and signing copies next month for a mere $45 fee.

Using these printable coupons, treat yourself and take a few guests out to dinner at Red Lobster for the same amount.  Crab or lobsters and shrimp, even with their antenna intact, are easier on the eyes than Janet Napolitano any day of the week.

Here she is with her gal-pal Kyrsten Sinema out for a night on the town a few years ago.

*“Big Brother is watching you,” was the warning that appears on posters throughout Oceania, the fictional dictatorship described by George Orwell in his book titled, “1984.”