2015 Thanksgiving wishes to our readers

November 26, 2015


The First Thanksgiving by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

We pause today to reflect on the many blessings we enjoy as citizens of this great land, and wish the abundant bounties of this uniquely American holiday to each and every one of our readers.

Do yourself a favor and read this inspiring Thanksgiving Proclamation issued in 1789 by President George Washington. The first paragraph references God a total of five times:

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:”

Read it in its entirety here. We recommend this inspiring proclamation for reading aloud at your dining table today. It’s a gift your friends and family will long remember.

2015 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

November 9, 2015


 Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Time: 11:00 a.m.

This year’s theme: “No Longer Forgotten, Remembering Korean War Veterans.”

Presented by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans this family friendly event is an impressive tribute to our true heroes — our Veterans. Included are numerous floats, marching bands, color guards, equestrian units, military flyovers, large helium balloons, Veterans Service Organizations and ROTC entries. A 30×60 foot American flag will be carried along the route.

The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Committee is an all-volunteer, non-profit group of dedicated Veterans, Military, and community leaders who support the mission to ensure our Veterans are recognized on their special day through this parade. Ongoing since 1997, this parade features 45,000 attendees, 100 parade entries, and seven announcers’ booths along the route for attendees to learn more about our Veterans.

The parade route begins at North Phoenix Baptist Church (5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012). Starting on Montebello Ave, it will continue South on Central and turn East onto Camelback Road. The parade then turns South on 7th St. It will conclude at Indian School Rd — a distance of 2.4 miles.

Take time to read the inspiring bios of the 2015 Grand Marshals.

GOP loses a conservative stalwart

October 31, 2015

Tom Tancredo, the grandson of Italian immigrants, and a Reagan appointee, has been a lifelong conservative. His political career took hold when he was a junior high school history teacher and won a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives. Later, Tancredo was elected to the U.S. Congress, where he served ten years. In addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2007 he confronted the issue of illegal immigration, which he has steadfastly opposed, with these words:

“If you want to call me a single-issue candidate, that’s fine, just so long as you know that my single issue is the survival and the success of the conservative movement in America.”

If this sounds like an obituary, don’t be alarmed. It is not one for Tom Tancredo — though it is the precursor of one for the Republican Party — which continues to betray its promises to conservatives.

His thought-provoking article, “I’m quitting the GOP,” posted at Breitbart is a must read. Tancredo pondered whether the Republican Party leadership still believes in the principles of smaller government, individual rights, fiscal responsibility, and free enterprise and concluded the answer is “no.”

Read his article and the issues that caused him to decide “it is time to end my affiliation with the Republican Party.” Tom Tancredo, a decades long conservative icon and fighter for our causes, echoes the frustration many of us feel, as we watch what he calls “the downward spiral of the Party of Lincoln and Reagan into the Party of Democrat Lite.”

Expressing strong discontent with the unacceptable status quo, Republicans have dropped the once considered inevitable presidential contender and establishment choice Jeb Bush in favor of two political outsiders. Business mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson have continued to surge in every national poll.

We are clearly weary of double-talking, pandering to illegals, amnesty proponents, and are looking in new directions for leadership as we see our country collapsing. Thinking Republicans realize we are running out of time.

3rd GOP debate tonight: Main event 5 PM (AZ time)

October 28, 2015

Second tier candidates at 3:00 pm (AZ time)

The much-anticipated third Republican presidential debate takes place later today, October 28. It will be broadcast live from the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

The two-hour top-tier candidate event will begin at 5:00 pm AZ time (8 pm ET). Under card candidates will take the stage for one hour at 3:00 pm (6 pm ET).

This was the criteria used for determining the top card candidate’s standing. The following candidates will be onstage at the main event: Donald Trump: (25.22), Ben Carson: (19.78), Marco Rubio: (9.67), Jeb Bush: (8.11), Carly Fiorina: (8.11), Ted Cruz: (6.89), Mike Huckabee: (3.56), Chris Christie: (3.00), John Kasich: (3.00), and Rand Paul: (3.00).

Their eligibility is based on aggregated national polls conducted by NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN and Bloomberg. 

In what should be their last stand, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham, the same four candidates who appeared in the previous second tier debate are back. They each have met the minimum threshold of one percent in any one of the specified group of national polls.

Hosted by CNBC, the three moderators are John Harwood, the network’s chief Washington correspondent, Becky Quick, co-anchor of the Wall Street-focused show “Squawk Box,” and Quick’s co-anchor, Carl Quintanilla.

Tune in and watch on Cox Channel 62, Dish Channel 208, or Direct TV Channel 355. KFYI Radio 550-AM will broadcast only the main debate. Listen Live here.

Mark your calendars. A fourth Republican debate is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It will be hosted by the Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal.

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 Clock.org


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