Traumatized teens marching against guns target wrong culprit

February 20, 2018

Blame and threaten Pres. Trump, NRA rather than gun free zones

Statistics point to the fact that it is guns in the hands of the wrong people — psychotic shooters in gun free zones — who are the actual culprits.

This National Review article,A Look at the Facts on Gun-Free Zones,” was published over two years ago, prior to the carnage perpetrated by an expelled student charged with  killing at least 17 classmates and wounding more than a dozen others at his former high school in Parkland, Florida. The LA Times provides an overview of the shooter.

The nation’s sympathies are with the survivors of the horrific bloodbath and the families of those who were mowed down by the manic assailant, who mysteriously slipped through the hands of law enforcement, though the FBI was pre-warned about him in January. Students, encouraged by anti-Second Amendment activists, have called on their peers around the country to demand action. The National School Walkout on March 14 and the March for Our Lives on March 24 are scheduled. With no understanding of the Second Amendment, they are calling for its repeal as they blame the NRA and President Trump for the actions of a former classmate many described as odd and troubled. That would be analogous to banning cars for highway deaths or bread knives for fatal stabbings.

“We’re marching because it’s not just schools. It’s movie theaters, it’s concerts, it’s nightclubs,” student Alex Wind when appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“This kind of stuff can’t just happen. You know, we are marching for our lives, we’re marching for the 17 lives we lost. And we’re marching for our children’s lives and our children’s children and their children.”

“These people who are being funded by the NRA are not going to be allowed to remain in office when midterm elections roll around,” student Emma Gonzalez declared. “They’re going to be voted out of office. Incumbency rates are going to drop.”

Mute when 14 mass shootings occurred during Barack Obama‘s presidency, they obviously have been well coached to blame President Trump. Student David Hogg, called the president “disgusting” for questioning a lack of action by Democrats when they controlled both houses of Congress and the White House.

Ignoring Obama, whose gun-controlled hometown of Chicago rivals a battlefield, Hogg stated, “You are in that exact position right now, and you want to look back on our history and blame the Democrats? That’s disgusting, You’re the President. You’re supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us. How dare you!  Children are dying, and their blood is on your hands because of that. Please take action. Stop going on vacation in Mar-a-Lago. Take action. Work with Congress.”

What they don’t understand is that “gun free zones” are tantamount to issuing an invitation to would-be assassins, alerting them to the fact that there’s no security.

There is no question that our culture has made violence an entertainment staple for decades, from violence in cartoons watched by toddlers to video games favored by preteens and their older siblings, willingly purchased by their obliging parents who slough off the mind numbing effects. Movies and song lyrics contribute to desensitization to violence.

The Second Amendment was placed immediately after the First enshrining freedom of speech for a reason. Our Founders regarded gun ownership as that important.  Not only for hunting, but to provide a means of defense against an over-zealous government.

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Why is a leftist billionaire targeting Arizona?

February 17, 2018

The troubling answer is inept AZ GOP leadership

It’s campaign season and fundraising is an integral part of the equation. It takes money for candidates to get their messages to the voters. We get that.

What is perplexing is the latest missive from AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines. You know the one we mean. It’s the AZ GOP Daily Update! The salutation of which he inexplicably opens with an ill-placed exclamation point and then goes on to declare it, “The Only Official Newsletter of the Arizona Republican Party!” (There’s that pesky misplaced exclamation point again.) Wonder who he’s taking pot-shots at? Could be the actual daily, fact-filled Maricopa County GOP  newsletter most conservative precinct committeemen read, that includes otherwise not seen insider information including calendared meetings and events?

Lines obliviously asks, “Have you seen the news about California billionaire Tom Steyer? (He inventively spells the guy’s name two different ways in the same “official” newsletter.) “Steyer has decided that ARIZONA is the perfect target for his out-of-touch liberal agenda.”

“He’s already pumping money into a left-wing ballot initative (Oops. Another misspelling.) focused on solar energy that would devastate rural Arizona and send the cost of electricity SKYROCKING. An ASU professor has even called it “folly” and “totally divorced from physics reality,” Lines writes.

“Styer has also promised to spend $30 million to elect Democrats in states he thinks liberals can win, including Arizona.” “We can’t let this happen. It’s our grassroots supporters that make a difference,” Lines somberly intones.

No right thinking Republican disagrees with that.  But the elephant-in-the-room unasked question is, “What has suddenly made Arizona vulnerable to such an incursion?”

The  incomprehensible answer is Arizona Republican leadership that remained mute in the face of Arizona’s two Obama colluding U.S. Senators — John McCain and Jeff Flake — repeatedly denigrating Donald Trump, who was victorious over 16 other Republican Primary candidates, sweeping the entire United States with his “Make America Great Again” message and talking about securing and protecting our national border? Did Lines or Robert Graham before him, ever attempt to rein them in? The answer is a resounding “NO!” The Flakey McMachine has hastened the susceptibility to such an attempted coup with their own vicious attacks, sanctimonious declarations of never voting for Trump, and  denouncing him from the senate floor. McCain even hand carried the Hillary-generated and now discredited so-called “dossier’ intended to discredit President Trump, to the FBI director.

Rather than sounding the alarm about Steyer (or is it Styer?) long after the fact, Jonathan Lines should have reined in Arizona’s substandard Republicrats, emulating RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel as she took Jeff Flake to the political woodshed. Leadership is shown by comporting one’s self as a leader when the need arises, not by cowering and whining after the fact.


Why higher Ed produces brainwashed liberals

February 10, 2018

American parents want to ensure a solid future for their kids and a degree from a prestigious college is seen as the key component to prosperity.

But consider what the university setting inspires in a field where a majority of professors identify as liberal. A request to grant extra credit to students who attend an upcoming guest lecture by Fox News commentator Katie Pavlich at Kennesaw State University on the subject of “Fake News” and liberal media bias has drawn the ire of one professor.

In an email exchange with the event’s student organizer, Business Law and Ethics Professor Neil Wilkinson agreed to give his 225 students extra credit if they attend, — in accordance with school policy — but also encouraged them to go after Pavlich like a “mad dog in a meat store.”

The event, slated for March 7, is hosted by Young Americans for Freedom and aims to “celebrate women’s month by hearing from speaker Katie Pavlich as she discusses the ways in which media is being used as leftist propaganda,” This is taboo subject, and one worthy of inciting violence against Pavlich.

This survey is dated by four years. Given increasing campus trend towards liberalism, chances are today’s numbers are even more skewed to the left. In 1990, according to survey data by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, 42 percent of professors identified as “liberal” or “far-left.” By 2014, that number had jumped to 60 percent.  In colleges across the country, far-left professors now dominate disciplines such as English literature, sociology, and history. Few have anything positive to say about capitalism, the Constitution or the United States in general.

This could explain why college age Americans supported Socialist Bernie Sanders for U.S. President even though he was old enough to be their grandfathers and with whom they had little in common, though the lure of free tuition was irresistible.  It’s impossible tot be motivated to cherish, protect or defend a nation in which its citizens are steeped in moral relativism and  there is an appalling lack of understanding of America’s superior system of liberty and freedom based governance.

In a 2016 poll conducted by Harvard, 51 percent of Americans between 18 and 29 rejected capitalism, and a third said they supported socialism, a system based in Marxism, which older Americans understand is destructive to individual rights.  A Pew poll in 2011 showed that the same age bracket had more positive views of socialism than capitalism. Young people who are taught the USA is a flawed nation and believe, as Barack Obama does, in the failed policies of redistributing wealth will eagerly toss our freedoms to the wind and have no desire to protect the rights contained in our founding documents.

Barry Bluestone, a Northeastern University professor was caught on tape telling his students he “wouldn’t mind seeing President Trump dead.” If he had said that about Obama, he’d be charged with inciting  murder. The double standard is indefensible, but the lack of education in America’s educational institutions is far worse.


DACA “dreamers” smuggle more illegals into USA

February 1, 2018

The report in the San Diego Union Tribune calls the perpetrators “unauthorized immigrants.” We prefer the more accurate assessment of “illegal aliens” — terminology deemed unacceptable by the leftists in charge of the AP Stylebook.

The news report details two separate incidents involving criminal “human smuggling.” But don’t mistake these cases for those in which actual victims are forced or coerced into prostitution,  domestic servitude or forced labor. These are willing co-conspirators, who pay their transporting coyotes handsomely to sneak them into the United States. And the perps? They’re just a couple of those swell DACA “kids” we repeatedly hear about. They’re praiseworthy, fresh-faced, principled and either honor students or honorably serving in the U.S. military.

There is a widespread fallacy that DACA — the acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — simply protects young foreign nationals who claim they were brought to the U.S. by their illegally invading parents. In fact the scheme which requires not a scintilla of verifiable evidence even protects 36-year-olds, many of whom are grandparents.

The program was put in place through an executive order that even facilitator Barack Obama, admitted was unconstitutional.(Video)

President Trump summed up the situation during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night when he correctly noted, “Americans are dreamers too.” There is one reason Congressional Democrats are willing to shut down our government for these marching, demanding and often criminal “kids.” They are the voting bloc that will keep the Democrat Party afloat.


Globalist claims USA slips in the eyes of the world

January 24, 2018

Although no one likes us, they all want to come here

The U.S. News and World Report article begins with a large dose of high drama, describing the mood on the international conference call at the beginning of this month as somber as Ian Bremmer, self-anointed president of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group, prepared to list off top global dangers in the coming year. Trump-hating Bremmer, who has created a niche career for himself, began with this:

“If we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis — the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown — it feels like 2018. The reasons are many, but the most prominent causes for global insecurity stem from U.S. President Donald Trump’s move away from global leadership, and China’s eagerness to fill the perceived vacuum.”

This quote provides an insight of  Bremmer‘s globalist stance: “In a time when so many challenges transcend borders, the need for international leadership has never been greater. We are told that “Trump shocks and divides the world.”

According to Bremmer, “Donald Trump pledged to “Make America Great Again.” The world thinks he is doing the opposite.” To no one’s surprise, the report’s highest disapproval rating goes to President Donald Trump.

Consequently, according to Bremmer’s Eurasia Group, the United States slips in this year’s U.S. News’ Best Countries ranking, dropping to the No. 8 spot. Topping the list are countries such as Canada, Germany and Sweden with increasing Muslim populations and liberal immigration policies that are rendering their native cultures to second class status. Oddly, Japan, which has national policies restricting immigration made the list.

Muhammad has replaced William in the top ten most popular boys’ names in England and Wales, according to the U.K.’s Independent newspaper.

As in 2017, Canada remains the No. 2 in the survey. Germany, as it was in 2016, is perceived as the most powerful country in Europe – surpassing the U.K. to place at No. 3 overall, while the U.K. drops to No. 4.

Meanwhile, demanding “dreamers” who want noting more than to be granted amnesty, followed by full citizenship and voting rights, create a nightmare for Americans.

Disneyland, which bills itself as “the happiest place on earth,” is the latest battle ground for the DACA./dreamers, a band of wild illegals who think waving Mexican flags, screaming obscenities and trying to shut down access to the famed amusement park, will win them support as they blast, “No dream! No deal!” When Barack Obama pushed his illegal executive order through after repeatedly saying he couldn‘t, he sat in the White House and had Democrat House and Senate majorities, but took no further action. President Trump has no obligation to honor this purely political absurdity with unverifiable claims they are all “kids” who were brought to the US by invading parents. Claimants can be up to 36 years of age. The ultimate goal is increase the number of Democrat voters by millions.


Fake McFlake tries to paint Pres. Trump as Stalin

January 15, 2018

Lame duck Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is reminiscent of a spoiled brat, demanding attention and wiling to do and say anything to be noticed.

Appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” he was back to throwing puerile tantrums, the more outrageous, the better — or so he thinks. During this interview with host George Stephanopoulos, Flake compared President Trump to murderous Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. This contemptible misinterpretation of history is Flake’s response to Trump fittingly calling out deceptive news outlets as dishonest and purveyors of “fake news.”

Taking his spew to left-wing outlets where he is sure to be given the attention he craves, Flake couldn’t have picked a more responsive program than one helmed by Bill Clinton’s former senior adviser and communications director. Ethically challenged Stephanopoulos neglected to disclose a $75,000 donation to Bill and Hill’s “pay to play” Clinton Foundation, even as he reported on both the former president and his Democrat presidential candidate wife, Hillary. 

Flake, who is “retiring” due to his acknowledged inability to win reelection, shows himself to be an even bigger fool than his reputation implies.

“When you reflexively refer to the press as the enemy of the people or fake news, that has real damage. It has real damage to our standing in the world,” Flake said. “And I noted how bad it is for a president to take what was popularized by Joseph Stalin, the enemy of the people, to refer to the press.”

The preposterous comparison exemplifies Jeff Fake’s historical illiteracy. During a single month in the midst of World War II, ruthless tyrant Stalin, fearing some of his military officers might challenge his absolute authority, ordered the execution of 30,000 Russian military men, or half of his own army and navy staff. An estimated 5 million Russian peasants died of famine after being forced off their land.

Flake, who loudly proclaimed his refusal to vote for the Republican nominee who was victorious over 16 other GOP primary challengers, followed his mentor Arizona’s senior senator  (ASS) John McCain, and ultimately supported scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton.

Flake’s latest anti-Republican gambit in denouncing President Trump is making the Stalin comparison for his “unrelenting daily assault on the constitutionally-protected free press.” The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe has excerpts of Flake’s rant which he has already released to some anti-Trump outlets, and is expected to deliver on Wednesday. Let‘s hope his theatrics  are delivered to a senate chamber devoid of Republicans.

Fake Jeff Flake prefers the Communist dictators Raul and Fidel Castro to our duly elected American President Donald Trump. Flake even traveled to repressive Cuba with his buddy Barack Obama to reestablish ties with the corrupt regime.


Dumping Flake: Nov. 6, 2018 a much anticipated day

January 9, 2018

We’ll start with the truism that each day is a gift. Wishing them away is beyond foolish. But conservatives can be excused for looking forward in anticipation to the Nov. 6, midterm general election.

As the votes roll in, it will signal the end of the showboating, contrarian political career of the exceptionally mediocre Jeff Flake. He began his time in office under the guise of deceit — vowing he would only serve three terms in the U.S. House. When the time came to fulfill his pledge, he inanely grinned while glibly admitting, “I lied,” and ran for a fourth, fifth and sixth term, before heading to the senate in 2012 with major assists from John McCain and retiring Sen. Jon Kyl.  Even with the senior senators going to bat for the marginal Flake, he won by a mere 3 points.

In retrospect, it’s a good bet Flake’s far more accomplished opponent, former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, M.D., a man with a powerful personal story and background in the military and law enforcement would have served Arizonans better. The impoverished high school dropout who won two Purple Hearts for combat wounds in Vietnam, got his GED and earned numerous degrees eventually becoming a nurse, medical doctor and professor. Due to a disagreement with George W. Bush, the president who appointed him, the registered Independent allowed himself to be recruited by the Dems, which was a mistake.

Flake’s main job outside of feeding at the public trough was as a registered foreign agent lobbying in D.C. on behalf of Rossing Uranium, a company which operates a mine in the African nation of Namibia — where he previously lived during his church mission and became fluent in Afrikaans. The company is among the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —- and partially owned by Iran.

A total of 468 seats in the U.S. Congress (33 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on Nov. 6, 2018. Heading into the election, Republicans hold a 52 seat majority in the 100 member Senate. There will be several special election due to congressional resignations including Trent Franks, here in Arizona.

Like amnesty supporters McCain and Kyl, Flake had no trouble jumping on the amnesty train. In fact, he and McCain were the architects of the infamous Gang of 8 amnesty schemers. Flake cultivated a friendship with Barack Obama, traveling with him to Kenya and Cuba, and even promoting his lame duck appointment of Democrat Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy that occurred by the unexpected death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.  The election of Donald Trump put an end to that disastrous attempt. President Trump nominated Judge Neil Grosuch, who had earlier in his career clerked for Scalia. He was eventually confirmed.

Now we read that as a lame duck, with nothing to lose, Flake is back in the amnesty— a word he abhors — saddle again.

This important report by John Binder describes the trickery currently being engaged in by committed anti-Trump fanatic Jeff Flake. In the past, we’ve said he is aptly named. On further consideration, the moniker ‘Jeff the Snake’ is even more fitting.

Conservative Dr. Kelli Ward, formerly a two-term state senator, is running to replace Flake in the U.S. Senate and is deserving of our support.We can’t afford another mistake.