Dems take their own pulse, as Americans rally in Pres’ support

December 11, 2019

It’s been said that a doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient. The same can be said in reference to Democrats suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome who self medicate by overdosing on potentially lethal impeachment meds. Political irony at its best was on full display Tuesday. Partisan extremists who populate the Democrat Party moved forward with farcical articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the same day, Americans turned out by the thousands to attend his Hershey, Pennsylvania rally.

Trump enthusiast Scott Presler gifts us with his video showing the massive crowd supporting the president. Hundreds waited more than 10 hours enduring, rain, and freezing temps to ensure a seat.

Illuminating their own inconsistencies, the Trump-hating Dems also announced they were going to pass the signature trade deal of a president they say is “too dangerous to leave in office.”  The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA ) replaces the problematic North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

And on the brink of the Dem’s sure-to-backfire impeachment of the president, a new dynamic is evident. The President is seeing a significant boost in support. Recent polling results by Firehouse Strategies/Optimus are headlined: “BREAKING: As Impeachment Moves Ahead Trump Surges in Battleground States.”

And that impeachment? First declared as a goal immediately following his inauguration, by Maxine Waters, the earliest motivations were tied to China and Russia collusion. When those contrived constructs didn’t pan out, the Dems fast forwarded to baseless charges of bribery and extortion, also duds. Finally they settled on impeachment is “in the public interest.” The best economic news we’ve had in decades is irrelevant to the left. Instead they run on the socialist promises of “free” health care and college they know they can’t deliver and advancing open borders, undermining our nation’s rule of law and sovereignty.

It’s actually all about two women. The first is scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton who Trump trounced in 2016. The second is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, and ailing. If she dies on Trump’s watch, he will get a third Supreme Court nominee, unthinkable in the mind of leftists. Refresh your memory here.


The unspoken link between military base carnages

December 8, 2019

What type of vetting takes place in today’s politically correct environment?

Just over ten years ago — November 5, 2009 — a previously unthinkable act of violence occurred at Fort Hood, in Texas. Nidal Hasan M.D., a U.S. Army major, psychiatrist and Islamic extremist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others, after ranting openly to colleagues why infidels should be beheaded. During the trial in which he was sentenced to death, Hasan acknowledged that he pulled the trigger in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting final medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fast forward to the morning of Friday December 6, 2019. A shooter identified as Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida killing three people and wounding 8 others, including two deputies, one of whom was responsible for killing the murderer.

Among the base victims was Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and officer on deck at the time of the massacre, who alerted first responders to the location of the shooter even after he had been shot multiple times. He was training to become a Navy pilot … a goal that will never be realized.

There is a connective thread between the two horrific incidents of terrorism on U.S. military bases training foreign nationals in the use of the aircraft we send to their countries. Both of the assassins were authorized to be on the base where they committed their carnage and both were devout Muslims, making frequent trips back to their homeland.

Alshamrani entered the United States in 2017, when he began training with the United States military. He attended school and began taking classes in English and aviation at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Prior to Friday’s massacre Alshamrani hosted a dinner party at his residence where the entertainment was watching videos of mass murders.

One of the students who attended the dinner party was videotaped outside the building while the shooting was taking place. Two other Saudi students reportedly watched from a car. According to an unnamed U.S. official, 10 Saudi students were being held on the base Saturday while several others remained unaccounted for. He also said the FBI was examining social media posts and investigating whether the assassin acted alone or was connected to a larger group.

It’s important to acknowledge that there are American Muslims who are patriotic and fighting against the very things these craven haters believe in. Arizonans are fortunate to have among us Zuhdi Jasser, MD an American medical doctor specializing in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Jasser is a former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. He served as staff internist in the Office of the Attending Physician of the United States Congress. Jasser is an author and frequent guest on nationally televised programs where he makes the distinction between the religion and politicized Islam. His website is the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. It’s our sole link today.  We hope our readers will visit it.


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

December 7, 2019

 

USS Arizona after Japanese attack

Today marks the 78th anniversary of the Japanese stealth bombing attack on our naval fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii resulting in the deaths of 2,335 American service members and 68 civilians. Nearly 1,180 were injured. The attack sank 12 naval vessels and heavily damaged nine others.

President Donald Trump released this Proclamation in remembrance of that horrific day that precipitated United States involvement in World War II.

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; 334 crew members survived.

Other major installations on Oahu, including Wheeler Field and Kaneohe Naval Air Station, also were attacked.

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.

In his address to a joint session of Congress, President Roosevelt rightfully referred to December 7, 1941 as, “a date which will live in infamy.”


AZ ACLU advises students on reciting Pledge of Allegiance

December 4, 2019

Though reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is a bridge too far for leftist ACLU, Republican Gov. Ducey is supportive, reported to have expressed surprise that grade school students no longer begin their mornings with the pledge

As difficult as it is to fathom, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona has a 25-page manual for public school students, titled,Know Your Rights,” urging them “Don’t just know your rights…fight for them!” The advice includes:

 “Act Now! Get a copy of your school’s Code of Student Conduct. Learn from this booklet what rights you have, and ensure those rights are protected by the school. Don’t wait until your rights are violated to speak up.”

“Document and Organize! If you feel your rights have been violated, write a statement with details of the incident, including: who, what, when and where. Get witness statements…” seemingly preparing them for a lawsuit.

Page five addresses the question: “Do we have to say the Pledge of Allegiance?”

The ACLU’s answer is “No. The courts say that students have the right to sit silently during the flag salute and Pledge of Allegiance. As long as you do not disrupt the pledge, you may refuse to participate.”

According to the ACLU, needing a parent’s permission to opt out, could have a “chilling effect on students’ free speech.” Seriously.

The pledge, long regarded as a symbol of patriotism, has reached red flag urgency status due to a bill currently in the state legislature, allowing for the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each day — apparently now regarded as an outrageous assault on the tender psyches of Arizona children. Not only does it support allegiance to the United States of America, but it contains the two words, “under God,” that are anathema to the ACLU.  HB 2017, a simple one-page bill sponsored by Rep. John Fillmore (R-LD16) allows for “quiet reflection” in lieu of the recitation.

In 1954 Congress added the words “under God” at the request of President Eisenhower. The thirty-one words now creating a commotion are, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Count on this…Quiet reflection will still be considered an affront.


George Washington’s Thanksgiving proclamation, & the newspaper’s negative emphasis

November 28, 2019


On this Thanksgiving day we reflect on the many blessings we enjoy as citizens of this great nation, and wish the abundant bounties of this uniquely American holiday to each and every one of our readers. 

George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation:

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best. Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

But wait! In case you become too comfortable with faith and tradition on this day of Thanksgiving, the barely surviving Arizona Republic newspaper runs a full page editorial titled, “Faith, family and old traditions are in decline in America,” questioning whether “a holiday that embodies all can survive our modern world?” It carries the names of the entire editorial board, editorial page editor Phil Boas and executive editor, Greg Burton.

Today’s issue also alerts us to Thanksgiving being “celebrated” as a “National Day of Mourning” by United Native Indians of New England who have been holding this “solemn day of Remembrance” since 1970, at Portsmouth, Massachusetts — where the Pilgrims landed, survived hardships and celebrated the first Thanksgiving, sharing their bounty with the native tribes.


Honoring Our Veterans (Parade route included)

November 11, 2019

Date:  Monday November 11th, 2019

Time:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (arrive early)

Parade route: The parade runs southbound on Central Avenue starting at Montebello, turns east onto Camelback Road and then south on 7th Street, ending at Indian School Road.

Today’s parade will feature over 2,500 participants, numerous floats, bands, Veterans Service Organizations, giant helium balloons and eight Veteran Grand Marshals, representing each era of military service from World War II to present day.

Sponsors of the event, presented by Honoring America’s Veterans, Inc., can be viewed here.

Information about parking and street closures available here.

Today’s parade is designed to commemorate and honor our veterans and to educate Americans about the service and sacrifices our nation’s veterans have made to protect America’s unparalleled freedoms.


Michael Bloomberg magically recreates himself…again

November 9, 2019

As Democrat presidential candidates are imploding, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is suddenly being touted as the Democrats latest shining star. After word-slurring Joe Biden began collapsing like a punctured hot air balloon, post-heart attack Bernie resembles burnt toast. Elizabeth Warren has promised so many freebies, including a $57 trillion Medicare-for-all plan guaranteed “not to raise taxes on the middle class,” along with tuition-free college, that even her fellow leftists doubt her economic schemes are sustainable and are abandoning her sinking ship.

The rest of the 2020 Dem pack (chart) are dropping like flies or hanging on by their fingernails.

Lacking a political compass, Bloomberg offers a little something to resonate with multiple groups. As a leftist political voyeur he’s spend more time stealing furtive glances at political parties than engaging with them. He’s been a Democrat, a Republican, and a registered Independent, before returning to the Dem fold. Endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, he announced, she “was the right choice.”

He’s pro-abortion and opposes building a much needed wall along our southern border, instead advocating a “path to citizenship” for illegal invaders who have no respect for our laws or sovereignty.

Bloomberg spearheaded Everytown for Gun Safety, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action, a league of gun control advocacy groups, using the mantra of “combating gun violence” to further restrictions. The ultimate goal is disarming law-abiding American citizens.

What di-stink-squishes Bloomberg above all else is his unconcealed desire to curtail Americans’ Second Amendment rights. He’s the Dem’s point man on their federal gun registry and confiscation agenda, having devoted years of his career and $millions to gun control and climate change programs. Forbes recently named Bloomberg the eighth richest person in the world, with $52.4 billion.

As political chameleon Michael Bloomberg gains momentary momentum due to voter fatigue with the current leftist candidates, it will be President Donald Trump who emerges victorious. It is his effectiveness that has made him the Dem’s punching bag and promoted the farcical impeachment circus.