September 11, 2001: We will never forget

September 11, 2015


Islamic jihadists continue to engage in unspeakable violence, chant “Death to America”  and promise the annihilation of Israel, while Obama and his congressional colluders engage in deal making with Iran to facilitate the rogue state’s nuclear capabilities 

Fourteen years ago today, 2,973 people were murdered by terrorists who commandeered two commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City and a third into the Pentagon. The death toll includes 40 passengers and crew members aboard the fourth hijacked plane, United 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as courageous passengers rushed the cockpit.

Along with our American citizens, people from 90 other countries were killed in the attacks. The stunning horror of the day will remain with us throughout our lives.

We also remember the orchestrated attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 — resulting in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Ty Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty.

The 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that maimed and killed innocents on a spring morning were perpetrated by Chechen immigrant brothers motivated by extremist Islamic beliefs.

The 2014 depraved decapitations of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff  shake our sensibilities —- as was the intent via the grotesque videos posted by the jihadist executioners. These victims follow Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter savagely executed in the same manner in 2002. Other Americans have followed that grisly path. 

During 2015 the civilized world has witnessed mass beheadings and the burning alive of a caged Jordanian pilot. Some of the beheadings were carried out by children under the guidance of their own fathers, indoctrinating depravity in the name of Allah.

The perpetrators of these unspeakably evil acts are fanatical and murderous international thugs who literally follow the Quran’s 47:4 directive to “strike the necks” of unbelievers. Obviously, ISIS represents the worst of Islam, but few American Muslims raise their voices against either the butchery or the threats of causing devastation to our homeland and inflicting havoc on American cities.

There is unprovoked violence closer to home. Reports center on concerns surrounding sniper style “domestic terrorism” in Phoenix with random shootings in a series of at least 11 freeway incidents in the past two weeks. “Anytime you have multiple shootings against American citizens on a highway, that’s terrorism,” Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead said. “It’s just a matter of time before there is a tragedy.”

Yet Americans are now forced to watch the Obama administration’s capitulation to the terror sponsoring regime of Iran by accelerating their nuclear capabilities. At the same time we are fed distorted intelligence reports giving a glossier version of U.S. progress against the Islamic State and  al Qaeda than is reflected by reality.

It’s time for an actual leader, a bold person of unquestioned integrity, in the White House.

Tea Party Patriots host WH rally; conservatives shine

September 10, 2015

Appeasing Democrats mindlessly put party loyalty above security as they prepare to deliver $150 billion to Iranian terrorist regime to facilitate and accelerate securing nuclear weapons

The more the American people become aware of what is contained in the catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran being crafted by the Obama administration, the more support declines. As Congress prepares to vote on the nuclear agreement, rife with undisclosed side deals, public support for the sham has fallen sharply.

This latest Pew poll finds nearly half — 49% — are opposed to the deal, with only 21% in support. An astonishing 30% — or three in ten Americans had no opinion — presumably preferring to watch sports, drink beer and remain disengaged as this disastrous foreign policy moves closer to being approved. The numbers show a 12-point drop in support for the deal from Pew’s poll conducted in mid July, which found 33 percent supported the deal and 45 percent opposed it, with 22% expressing no opinion.

On Wednesday, opponents of the Iran deal, sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots, held this rally (video) at the U.S. Capitol. Among the many eloquent speakers were Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (1:08.25), and Donald J. Trump (1:23.55). Conservative Review editor-in-chief, radio host and prolific author Mark Levin (1:28.54) came out swinging. Each spoke with courage and candor, boldly taking on the acquiescent GOP was well as the Obamocrats. You can watch them all. We focus on non-candidate Levin.

He minced no words, declaring,

“We’re here to tell the world that we, the American people, reject the cowardice and surrender by our government to the genocidal terror regime in Iran. We are here to tell the world that we, the American people, are more resolute than ever… to destroy those who threaten to wage war against us, our society and our ally Israel. This enemy makes a grave error in confusing the appeasement of a president and a Democrat party and the capitulation of a Republican Congress with the strength and fortitude of the American people. Never before has a president of the United States, never before has a political party, consented to funding and arming the enemy. Never before has a president entered into agreements with a terrorist regime that holds Americans hostages, that has killed and maimed thousands of American soldiers and that seeks nuclear weapons and ICBMs to attack his own county. Barack Obama makes Neville Chamberlain look like George S. Patton. 

This phony deal allows the Iranian terrorist regime to inspect its own nuclear sites, to continue uranium enrichment, to build advanced centrifuges, to perfect their ICBMs, to spend $150 Billion on terrorism, and in the end to secure nuclear warheads.  As one Democrat after another, supports this surrender, it’s clear  the Democrats no longer represent the party of Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy. It’s now the Democrat party of Bill Ayers, Sol Alinsky and Barack Obama. The Democrat party will have blood on its hands as a result of this deal  for the rest of time.  And let me be clear, this deal sows the seeds of war. The enemy is emboldened. And the enemy will be well armed and seek regional and world domination. And how do we know?  They told us so.

And what of the Republicans? The Republican party (who control congress), particularly the leadership, has abandoned the Constitution and the treaty power of the United States Senate. It is recklessly and deliberately avoiding any serious confrontation with the disastrous imperial president. They can stop this. They can invoke the treaty clause right now. They can suspend the filibuster rule and vote against lifting sanctions right now. They can stand between Obama and the Iranian terrorist regime and protect our nation and our allies…but they won’t. Gone is the party of Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. Instead we get the party of McConnell, Corker and Boehner. Tell the Republicans this is not about getting along with Obama, it’s about stopping Obama. It’s about Americans interests.  It’s about our children and the future generations…..”


America, America….

September 7, 2015

Diversity celebrations in spotlight as American workers get kicked to the curb

Last week’s edition of the Phoenix Republic insert included in the local newspaper is instructive. Under a bold headline IN WITH THE OLD, is an article about vintage, “junk” and thrift shops attracting customers. Not surprisingly, the entire article was regurgitated in the Sunday edition of the no-new-news newspaper. That gambit has become routine since fewer people subscribe daily, opting for a day or two — if at all.

In turning the pages, however, it became clear the banner more accurately might have been OUT WITH THE OLD.

Featured in the Things to Do section is an invitation to readers to “Experience Music of India at the Musical Instrument Museum.” On the following page is the “Contemporary Mexican Photography exhibit at ASU.” The next page?  A highlight of the “Reggae Fest,” featuring that sterling character Snoop Dogg, the criminal gangsta rapper now renamed Snoop Lion. The Navajo Nation is having its Annual Fair, this year honoring Mother Earth. Take a guess if climate change is on the agenda.

Oddly missing —  save for the grocery ads featuring beer, chips, chops, pop and hot dog fixin’s — is anything uniquely American for the Labor Day holiday.

Unable to find anything of substance to honor taxpaying Americans who must underwrite the $18+ Trillion national debt* which has grown to approximately $85,000 per full-time private-sector worker under Barack Obama, we are happy to bring our readers this distinctly American treasure.

*H/T U.S. Debt

Political correctness skews rational thought

August 27, 2015

PC absurdities from Hollyweird, to sports and politics

Hopping aboard the leftwing politically correct train a few decades late, actress Julianne Moore has launched an online petition to change the name of the high school she attended in Falls Church, Virginia in the mid-1970’s. Moore now claims the school,  J.E.B. Stuart High, named for a Confederate general and Virginia native who was killed in battle during the Civil War, is a symbol of racism.

“No one should have to apologize for the name of the public high school you attended and the history of racism it represents,  as so many alumni of Stuart have felt the need to do our whole lives,” says Moore. a committed liberal and atheist. She suddenly wants the school renamed for Thurgood Marshall, who represented the NAACP in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case before becoming a Supreme Court justice.

Her personal background is interesting. Moore, 54, was born into privilege in North Carolina.  Her father was an Army Colonel and a military judge. Her Scottish-born mother, an American educated psychologist, legally immigrated to the U.S. as a child in 1950.  In 2011, Moore chose an odd way to “honor” her newly deceased mother.  The actress, who has amassed great wealth from American movie goers,  renounced her American citizenship.

On Tuesday, ESPN suspended Curt Schilling, after the former Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star pitcher and current  baseball analyst for the network, posted a message on Twitter that drew a comparison between extremist Muslims and Nazis. The tweet which he quickly deleted contained a picture of Hitler and stated, “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” Schilling added: “The math is staggering when you get to true #’s.”

It turns out comparisons of mass murderers is politically incorrect. Who knew?

“Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” said ESPN in a statement. “We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.” Schilling also serves as an analyst for the network’s Sunday Night Baseball.

Schilling rushed to apologize: “I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.”

Apparently mass beheadings — some committed by young boys encouraged by their terrorist fathers, child rapes and burning caged men alive for the cameras works for ESPN.

Democrat presidential aspirant Martin O’Malley actually apologized for saying “Black lives matter,” and adding, “white lives matter, all lives matter.” The former Maryland governor appeared with fellow candidate, self-described Democratic Socialist  Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT), and were shouted off the stage by radicals at the July Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix, for having the temerity to include all lives as having relevance. The extremists in the Black Lives Matter movement do not tolerate expanding the lives that matter beyond their own.

These  politically correct contrivances are reminiscent of Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller “1984.” Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

The mind control and group think described in the fictional “1984” is in full bloom in 2015.

Dems to enlist Pope on illegals, voter base expansion

August 24, 2015

Breitbart News carries an intriguing report on the less-than-devout Catholic Democrats in the U.S. Congress who are now looking to Pope Francis for aid in expanding their political base by increasing illegal immigration.

In a first, the Pope is scheduled to address Congress on Sept. 24. He intends to follow that by meeting with a group of Hispanic illegals. Liberal lawmakers hope his advocacy will inspire their colleagues and constituents.

Last year, Francis called the calculated flood of Central American children crossing the border into the U.S. a “humanitarian emergency.” In a June encyclical where he delved into the issue of climate change using the left‘s talking points, Francis cited the “tragic rise” of immigrants fleeing poverty.

The Pope is clearly opposed to capitalism. Earlier this year, using his closest adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, as his spokesman, he issued this statement: “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits.” 

In May we posted Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines, in which we noted Francis sounded a lot like Karl Marx, as he called on governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor to help curb an “economy of exclusion.” That was followed by  Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change. 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 blasted ‘trickle-down’ economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.

Francis clearly relishes promoting radical political positions. The Blaze reported Vatican Officially Recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in New Treaty, observing he shifted to referring to PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the “state of Palestine,” giving authenticity to those who are sworn to the annihilation of Israel.  

The Institute for Works of Religion, often referred to as the ‘Vatican Bank’ manages $8 billion of the church’s worldwide wealth, and investments, as well as 33,000 accounts for clergy and parishes, held in Euros. This is in addition to priceless High Renaissance art collections on display as well as in vast underground storage facilities.

Pope Francis has written, “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity and should be accorded ‘their human dignity’ in the countries where they reside.”

Kevin Appleby, policy director on migration for the pro-amnesty U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., said: “What we do know from his record is that it’s an issue close to his heart” and “one of the issues central to his papacy.”

Rather than lecturing the United States, the time is ripe for this political Pope to put his mouth where his money is on his central issue and swing open the doors of Vatican City to accommodate and respect the “human dignity” of the hundreds of thousands of impoverished, uneducated and unwilling to assimilate, North African Muslims fleeing Libya in an effort to reach Italy. Their plight should also qualify as a “humanitarian emergency” demanding immediate action.

Ending birthright citizenship = end to anchor babies

August 20, 2015

The Washington Examiner reports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship in the United States “could revive a similar proposal in Congress that has never gained traction despite past support from top leaders.” The article cites Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, (watch him in linked video) and House Speaker John Boehner, (R-OH), who is all over the map on any given subject on any given day. We can count on them for nothing.

Birthright Citizenship is the automatic granting of citizenship to children born to non-citizens within a nation’s borders or territories. The United States and Canada are now the only developed nations in the world to still offer Birthright Citizenship to tourists and illegal aliens. Those children are known as anchor babies since the birth of one on American soil facilitates “chain migration” or the ability of that infant in diapers, usually supplied by your tax dollars, to act as the conduit to bring in the rest of the extended family. It is a preposterous misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, which rightly granted citizenship to American-born children of African-born slaves freed after the Civil War.

In recent years the practice has been repealed by the nations of Australia (2007), New Zealand (2005), Ireland (2005), France (1993), India (1987), Malta (1989), UK (1983), and Portugal (1981).

The list “Developed Nations” that disallow the practice can be seen  on NumbersUSA along with the list of “Other Nations” that join in refusing to accept the this surefire means of destroying the unifying heritage of a country. The NumbersUSA website also lists the 2016 presidential candidates who support and oppose ending birthright citizenship. Although the post was just updated there are missing candidates.

Seeing Red AZ has written about the issue and its many incarnations as far back as 2010 with the post Anchor babies and “birth tourism” making the news. and Birth tourism” alive and well in 2012.

Americans are increasingly being told what words they can use to describe the worsening situation. “Illegal alien” is an unkind description of those who thumb their noses at our laws while invading our sovereign nation. By 2011, the New York Times explained the term “anchor baby” has been redefined as a slur.

In 2013, we wrote the amnesty supporting Arizona Republic speaks illegalese, followed by Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press, in which we reported that the AP Stylebook was ditching the term “illegal immigrant” as politically incorrect.

America is not yet the totalitarian regime described in George Orwell’s book, 1984. Redefining language is a calculated tool of the left. Don’t fall in line.

Donald Trump’s spectacular surge is no mystery

August 18, 2015

From time to time SRAZ recommends columns in what we refer to as “Weekend Reading Guaranteed to Make You Smarter.”  Tuesday is nowhere near the weekend, but this column on the disastrous effects of unchecked, spiraling and costly immigration is definitely worth your midweek time.

Read “Immigration: Issue of the Century,” by former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. It clearly defines the phenomenal rise of Donald Trump. 


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