The Vicious Snake: recited by Donald Trump

June 23, 2016

Food for thought

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump began reciting the lyrics to a song titled, “The Vicious Snake,” at his rallies several weeks ago.  Trump included this reading in his recent Phoenix appearance.

It’s not about guns, but senate missed the message

June 21, 2016

Begin by turning off spigot of unable-to-be-vetted “refugees” from terror sponsoring countries

Disarming Americans is tough work. The U.S. Senate spent Monday evening trying to enact controls on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens in response to the most recent ISIS inspired massacre in Orlando.

Political shenanigans were the order of the day in an effort to constrain law-abiding citizens as those elected to represent us pursue their bizarre scheme ostensibly to “prevent further mass shootings.” Heritage Foundation offers a far superior plan on how to prevent another domestic terror attack: “Implement counter terrorism policies.”

The executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), Chris W. Cox, summed up the farcical maneuvering with these words:

“Today, the American people witnessed an embarrassing display in the United States Senate. President Obama and his allies proved they are more interested in playing politics than addressing their failure to keep Americans safe from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.

We all agree that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms. We should all agree that law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a secret government list should not be denied their constitutional right to due process. These are not mutually exclusive ideas.  It is shocking that the safety of the American people is taking a backseat to political theatre.”

Cox’ full statement can be read here.

Erich Pratt. Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, sent this letter to Senators, which included a survey of over 15,000 law-enforcement personnel illustrating that our first responders believe that armed civilians, not gun control, will make Americans safer. 

Countering “violent extremism” bill scrubs Islamic component

June 18, 2016

Intentional omissions of words that matter leave us all more vulnerable

As ISIS operatives are acknowledged to be exploring new ways of expanding terrorist attacks in the U.S. and internationally, a toothless bill that has had three previous incarnations has reared its head again, just in time to coincide with election season and provide talking points to the homies.

Given the calculated-to-appeal title of “Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act,”  H.R. 5471  authorizes the formation of a Counterterrorism Advisory Board tasked with issuing terrorism alerts.

Admit it. Don’t you feel safer already?

This posturing is in response to the Orlando terrorist attack that left dozens dead and wounded. Unfortunately, the bill, which passed the House on Thursday, is neither a serious response nor will it help make our country safer. Yet it is now headed to the Senate. The “violent extremists” are never identified. Not a word relates to curbing the continued flow of unable to be vetted “refugees” from terror sponsoring nations.

Daniel Horowitz writing for Conservative Review explains the contorted language Republicans use in  refusing to acknowledge the fundamental component of Islamic terror. Be sure to check out the chart titled, “Disappearing Language of Terror.”

Robin Simcox’ excellent commentary for the Heritage Foundation is titled, “The Unmentionable Origins of Terrorism.” 

Rest assured the bogus HR 5471 allows for “no additional funds” to be authorized to carry out this Act or the amendments made by this Act.” Why would it need funding? It does nothing and says less.

John McCain “directly responsible” for rise of ISIS

June 17, 2016

Not a “maverick” riding the “fork-tongued express,” Dr. Kelli Ward refreshingly speaks the truth

Former Arizona State Senator Dr. Kelli Ward released this statement regarding John McCain’s assertion that the president was “directly responsible” for the mass shooting at an Orlando LGBT nightclub, which he immediately backtracked with a statement that he misspoke,” saying that he “did not mean to imply that Barack Obama was personally responsible.

This is Dr. Kelli Ward’s response:

As we got used to during his 2008 presidential campaign, John McCain has once again thrown a punch at Barack Obama and immediately apologized for it, bowing to lick the boots of the political correctness police — not surprising for the ultimate establishment insider.

I, however, am not afraid to place the blame right where it belongs: John McCain is “directly responsible” for the rise of ISIS. Without his dangerously distracted foreign policy, we would not have this ruthless Islamic extremist organization that crucifies children, systematically rapes women, oppresses Christians, and throws homosexuals off rooftops.

Libya and Iraq would not be the “Harvard of terrorism” they are now if it were not for his knee-jerk, trigger-happy foreign policy of promiscuously arming the supposedly moderate militants he says he is “intimate with” and overthrowing stable, albeit unsavory regimes. He even wants to stay in Iraq for 100 years and joked about risking military lives to “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.” Even George W. Bush and Tony Blair have admitted that the 2003 invasion of Iraq created a vacuum which allowed jihadist ideologies to flourish. Our open border has given those emboldened elements access to our country and our citizens. McCain has been complicit in all of it.

The reason John is currently losing a reliably red state to a rubber stamp Obama Democrat is because he is dangerously distracted with his “Invade the World, Invite the World” agenda. John has proposed bombing, invading, or attacking at least thirteen countries in recent years, and in addition to his support for open borders and amnesty, he also wants to dump thousands of unvetted refugees into our streets and give them welfare to boot.

John McCain claims that I voted against funding the troops and that I have a weak record on national security. Any 5th grader understands that state legislators don’t vote on national security legislation.

As a military wife of a husband who has been deployed overseas, I will support military engagement only as a last resort, only when Constitutionally approved by Congress, and only when there is a clear strategy for victory, not endless occupations and expensive nation-building. Yes, John McCain is “directly responsible” for the rise of ISIS.

U.S. Senate terms are six years long. At 80, John McCain, who rates an “F” score from Conservative Review for his decades long collusion with the most liberal of Democrats, is running for yet another term, arrogantly declaring he has more work to do. It’s time for a change. The Senate Conservatives Fund has devoted a web page to “Retire John McCain,” declaring “Thirty years in the U.S. Senate is enough. It’s time to elect a true conservative in Arizona who will support and defend the Constitution.”

The group adds, “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain. He wrote the McCain-Kennedy and “Gang of Eight” immigration bills that offered amnesty to millions of illegal aliens! He voted for the Wall Street bailout, to fund the implementation of Obamacare, for the $600 billion “fiscal cliff” tax hike, and to raise the debt limit 14 different times! John McCain lost his way a long time ago and it’s time to replace him with a strong conservative leader who will support and defend the Constitution.”

Seeing Red AZ supports Dr. Kelli Ward, a conservative two-term state senator and physician.  John McCain is well-funded by inside-the-beltway, D.C. lobbyists and deceptive PACs. Kelli Ward needs our help to remain competitive as she is assaulted by vicious televised ads and mailers paid for by McCain’s predominantly out-of-state surrogates. Give what you can. This senate primary election is the most important 2016 race in the state.

There is a religious component to terrorism

June 16, 2016

Though we’ve repeatedly been advised that Islam is a “religion of peace,” facts to the contrary place that claim on shaky ground.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has given a lukewarm endorsement to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has stated that refugees entering the U.S. —  significant numbers of whom support some form of terrorism —- should face a “robust security test” but that there should be no religious test. That creates a warm and fuzzy sound bite, but flies in the face of rational thinking amid the horrific acts of violence, here and abroad, committed by radical Muslim adherents. 

When terrorism is a major component of a specific religion, then a security test becomes a religious test. Islamic terrorism is a religious phenomenon. Quranic instruction is to make Islam supreme over all religions. This is the core idea of the battle cry, “Allahu Akbar!”

If the objective is to screen out Muslim terrorists, this is only accomplished by screening for a particular religious belief. Otherwise, we are engaging in dangerous self-delusion. We currently have no handle on who is entering our country.

This 2015 Pew Research survey on Muslims and Islam is not as benign as it initially appears. Younger and with higher fertility rates fueling Muslim population growth, Islam is the  fastest-growing religious group in the world and is expected to surpass the number of Christians worldwide by the end of this century. But it is the graph showing the support for making Sharia the official law of the country in which they live that should alarm.

Here in Phoenix we are fortunate to have Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a moderate Muslim physician and frequent Fox News contributor, who sheds light on the crisis as it relates to Europe and the United States. He is the founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.


Border schizophrenia? BP Union opts for fence and amnesty

June 2, 2016

Arizonans are in the front line fight against illegals who swarm over, under and through the state’s porous southern border. Those other than Mexican are known as OTMs. Many come from nations designated by the U.S. State Department as sponsors of terrorism. The Blaze provides the details. In May 2011, SRAZ posted Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns, which includes a shocking ABC News 10 (San Diego) video.

Juxtapose that information with the recent PPP poll of Arizona voters which clearly illustrates John McCain is in “deep trouble” with Republican primary voters. His bottom dragging approval ratings place him at serious risk of losing the nomination. At 80, the man who has made a career of colluding with Democrats is arrogantly running for yet another 6-year term.

Most recently John McCain and Jeff Flake led the Gang of Eight, rife with leftists and RINOs in another failed attempt to promote amnesty for those who enter the U.S. illegally. Previously Jon Kyl was McCain’s partner in the effort.

John McCain has been a consistent supporter of amnesty for illegals, going back to 2005 and his days of colluding with liberal icon Ted Kennedy on what was euphemistically referred to as “comprehensive immigration reform.” McCain has vowed to name such legislation in honor of Kennedy.

NumbersUSA provides this record and analysis of all of Sen. McCain’s illegal immigration related congressional votes, co-sponsorships and other actions during his career in Congress. 

On March 30, the National Border Patrol Council endorsed Donald Trump for President, breaking its longstanding practice of not endorsing presidential candidates in the primaries. Trump  has been steadfast in his stated intention to build a border wall.

Now try to square these facts in conjunction with this bizarre endorsement of McCain issued by Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol union: 

“Senator McCain understands the challenges we face out in the field. He routinely meets with agents, and takes their concerns to Washington and gets things done. In the past session alone, Senator McCain stabilized wages, forced the GAO to review the poor sanitation and working conditions attributed to our bases of operation, and secured critical technology like towers and drones to provide better intelligence to agents in the field. We are proud to support John McCain.”


The repackaging of Jeff Flake begins

May 31, 2016

There it was. An above-the-fold, front page article citing Jeff Flake’s report on wasteful federal spending held sway on two pages of the Sunday edition of the Arizona Republic. Co-authored by Dan Nowicki, whose ongoing assignment at the newspaper has been burnishing the increasingly tarnished image of John McCain, the article gives the definite impression that the very senior senator’s recent sagging polling numbers have caused the resuscitation team to get to work on McCain’s underling. Flake with a 27% approval rating, toppled McCain (30%) as the nation’s most unpopular senator. The man with a penchant for streaking blonde through his hair and taking beef cake shots of himself will be running for a second six-year term in 2018.

Flake, who has his own set of problems with conservatives has, with righteous indignation, milked the “earmarks” cow since he was first elected to the U.S. House in 2000. No one denies there is wasteful spending in Washington, DC, but the most egregious example is funding the invaders who enter our country by stealth. Yet the guy who feigns outrage over studies that even the newspaper admitted had merit that the initial wording obscured, willingly joined John McCain in leading Marco Rubio and a pack of the Senate’s most dedicated liberals who, as the Gang of Eight, once again tried to shove amnesty down the throats of the American people.

Jeff Flake is not an honest broker as the newspaper noted here, and for going back on his term limits pledge, smirking as he admitted, “I lied.” In fact, he has said that “the beauty of six-year senate terms” is that the voters have short memories. Flake has become a frequent traveling buddy of Barack Obama‘s  and even accompanied him on a trip to his father‘s African homeland of Kenya. Flake previously worked as a lobbyist in South Africa.

 Between 1990 and 1991, Flake was a registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium, a company which operates a mine in Namibia that is among the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —- and partially owned by Iran. He earned approximately $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm, according to records obtained by National Journal, which writes, “Flake’s little-known time in the influence industry stands in contrast to his carefully cultivated image as a Washington outsider.”

 In 2013 nationally syndicated conservative Laura Ingraham was so incensed over Jeff Flake’s duplicity on the issue of illegal immigration, that she said:

“Let me tell you — I am thinking of moving to Arizona. You know why? I will primary challenge Sen. Jeff Flake myself, if that’s what this requires. Jeff Flake, living up to his last name, backed down from a previous promise his spokeswoman made to Breitbart. This is just like Marco [Rubio] breaking his promise, basically, that he would consider voting in favor of amendments to the Senate’s immigration bill that would close a loophole of allowing illegal immigrants access to state and local welfare. Jeff Flake voted with the liberals against the Ted Cruz amendment.”

Let’s hope she remembers those words.