Dec. 7, 1941: “A date which will live in infamy”

December 7, 2018

Today marks the 77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, which led to war with Japan. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and nearly 1,180 injured when stealth Japanese fighters bombed and sank 12 naval vessels and heavily damaged nine others.

The USS Arizona still lies beneath the harbor with its dead entombed. The ship sank in less than nine minutes after a 1,760-pound armor-piercing bomb penetrated its decks and exploded in the ship’s forward ammunition magazine. 1,177 sailors and marines on board were killed; 337 crew members survived.

Other major installations on Oahu, such as Wheeler Field and Kaneohe Naval Air Station, also were attacked.  View LIFE’s photos of the attack. The Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center features galleries, interactive exhibits, two movie theaters, an amphitheater and an education center.

For more history of the date we should never forget, visit the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service site here and the Naval History and Heritage site here.

View President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous “A date which will live in infamy” speech (Original Draft: page 1, page 2 and page 3) and declaration of war following that unprovoked attack.

USS Arizona Commander Daniel J. Condon was among the survivors of the attack. A medical doctor, he later served as the Medical Examiner for Maricopa County. His sword & belt were salvaged from the ship. His sword is on display at the Arizona State Capital, and his sword belt is displayed at the University of Arizona Museum. Dr. Condon died in 1992.

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Pres. Bush “41” dies in Texas at age 94

December 1, 2018

June 12, 1924   – November 30, 2018

The Houston Chronicle reports on the life and political history of George H. W. Bush, a single term Republican president. Many remember him dooming his second term presidential aspirations with this now famous 1988 statement:Read my lips, no new taxes! It was a pledge he reneged on amid looming budget deficits and fierce Democrat opposition.

Bush “41” was a two-term Vice President to President Ronald Reagan.  During his own presidency, he made a positive impact on the U.S. Supreme Court when he appointed federal appeals court judge Clarence Thomas as an associate justice in 1991.

A World War II hero and patriarch of a political dynasty, he was the father of President George W. Bush and Florida Governor “Jeb” Bush, who lost his own bid for the presidency.

The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation has his complete biography and his “official obituary.”


Facts re: judicial order restricting Trump’s border security 

November 24, 2018

Those of us who pay attention are aware of the Nov.19, judicial decision resulting in a nationwide restraining order barring President Donald Trump from denying asylum to caravans of illegal aliens who cross over the southern border between legitimate points of entry.

After advocates for the thousands of foreign invaders from Central America did some judge shopping, they found their ideal black-robed decider on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California,

How much do any of us know about Judge Jon Steven Tigar? He fits the metric for an Obama appointee. The former San Francisco public defender graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law. And as an immigrant himself, his bias is clearly with  the illegal border crossers. The difference is, he arrived legally from London, England, where his father was a law professor. But when there is an opportunity to constrain the Republican President of the United States, the lines predictably blur.

Michael Cutler, writing for FrontPagemag provides an in-depth report in which he concludes the judge’s ruling “ignores the Constitution, the 9/11 Commission Report and common-sense.”  Cutler’s impressive bio and previous articles can be read here.

Federal judge blocks Trump’s asylum ban on illegal aliens,“ is highly recommended reading to bring us up to speed on the federal judiciary’s attempts to hamstring President Trump’s efforts to provide security to America’s citizens and expect our sovereign border to be respected.

Previous generations of immigrants came legally — often processed through Ellis Island. They were eager to learn English, acclimate and became proud Americans taking our nation‘s history as their own. Today we are told to “Press One for Spanish.” Using California as a template, these facts from the California Department of Education’s Language Census: Fall 2017 stand out:

A total of 2,637,412 students (English Learners and Fluent English Proficient) speak a language other than English in their homes. This number represents about 42.3 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.

Americanization is now a contemptible goal. We are no longer a “melting pot,” but rather a “salad bowl,” of distinct ethnicities where diversity, rather than unity, is celebrated. Hyphenated Americans have become the norm. And a single Obama-appointed judge like Jon S. Tigar wields more power than our elected president.


Pres. pardons turkey, CA Gov. Brown pardons Dem crook

November 22, 2018

Following in the pre-Thanksgiving tradition begun by President Abraham Lincoln, President Donald Trump pardoned a turkey. California’s own dual fowl turkey and lame duck governor, Leftist Jerry Brown also issued a pardon.

Joel B. Pollak, Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News, has the complete report of the ongoing case including corroborating links.

The sentence of Democrat State Senator Roderick Wright — including 90 days in jail, three years of probation, and 1,500 hours of community service — following his conviction on federal perjury and voting fraud charges, was overturned by Jerry Brown. Less than upright Wright was also banned for life from holding public office.

While running to represent California’s 25th district in the state senate in 2008, Wright lied about his residence to qualify for the ballot. He claimed he lived in an Inglewood apartment complex within the district, but prosecutors presented evidence that Wright’s true residence was an upscale Baldwin Hills home outside the district.

Voter fraud and perjury are not unique to Wright. A plethora of other California Democrats were have also been charged with corruption.

According to this 2014 LA Times report, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy wasn’t buying any of Wright’s excuses noting, “It didn’t pass the smell test and it doesn’t now. She added that there was an “arrogance” in Wright’s actions in trying to circumvent the law, an assumption “that the law doesn’t apply to him … the law applies to all of us.”

In addition to Gov. Jerry Brown, Wright’s supporters included none other than California U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, who somehow — after a 40-year career in D.C. — affords a 6.000 sq. ft., $4.3 million mansion on a congressional salary, and also doesn’t live in the district she claims to represent.


With gratitude for America’s countless blessings

November 22, 2018

The First Thanksgiving by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

We send sincere best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to our valued readers,

Seeing Red AZ

 


Phoenix’ 2018 Veterans Day Parade: Mon. Nov. 12th

November 11, 2018

Date: Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m.

This year’s parade theme isOUT OF THE TRENCHES: A Century of Remembrance,” marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end World War I. The parade has more than 100 entries, and will also feature Veterans Service Organizations, POW/MIA/KIA Honor Guard and ROTC entries.

Presented for the 22nd year by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans, this family friendly event is an impressive tribute to our true heroes — our Veterans. Among the highlights are 14 floats, 12 marching bands, 7 color guards, equestrian units, and large helium balloons. In all, there will be 2,500 participants in the parade, with an expected 45,000 spectators along the route.

An impressive array of 8 Veteran Grand Marshals representing each era of military service from World War II to present day will be featured, led by Celebrity Grand Marshal Loretta Swit. Scroll through link to see them all. Read the history of Veterans Day.

Phoenix’ Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m.  The parade will head south on Central Avenue from Montebello Drive to Camelback Road; turn east on Camelback Road to 7th Street; turn south on 7th Street and end at Indian School Road. The parade will end at approximately 1 p.m. Map HERE.

The Arizona Republic listsfree food and meal discountsoffered by Valley restaurants on Veterans Day and reminds military members — current, former and retired — to bring their ID or proof of service with them. 


Voter fraud?  What voter fraud?

November 10, 2018

With Arizona’s 2018 General Election results challenged by now averted lawsuitsand winners and losers shifting before our eyes, today’s post is especially provocative. Although the mainstream media vehemently denies voter fraud exists, evidence speaks louder than the denials. James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has been the leading investigators into voter fraud over the past several years. Here is a compilation of their investigations and compelling evidence that voter fraud is real.

The Heritage Foundation provides a state-by-state ‘sampling’ of of election fraud cases from across the country.

In 2012 SRAZ posted an earlier Veritas exposé, which we titled, Voter fraud? “We’re not the police.” The blatant disregard of maintaining election integrity by those in government offices remains shocking. Click on the link to watch the the video.

This ever-growing problem has been keenly honed by those who seek to manipulate our election system for their own goals. Only by exposing the reality that this criminal activity undeniably exists, can we have any hope of eradicating it. Arizona’s elected officials with oversight into such activities need to be paying attention. What would appear an obvious place to start would be working on behalf of a law to require actual photo ID be presented when voting, though that becomes unenforceable when people register to vote online and receive early ballots in the mail that they vote at their kitchen table, without ever interacting with election officials anywhere in the process. The recent court challenges centered on verification of signatures on the back of the mail-in ballots.  We now have until this coming Wednesday to get the results.

Is convenience worth the high price?