MC Recorder Fontes compares voter verification to slavery

May 4, 2017

Just days ago we posted what turned out to be a tip-of-the-iceberg article about the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, advising, “Keep your eye on the Maricopa Recorder’s Office.” Little did we realize how prophetic that warning would be.

Newly elected Adrian Fontes is the first Democrat to hold that important, but under the radar, office in decades. And he’s wasting no time politicizing it. That was never the case as longtime Maricopa County Recorder, Helen Purcell, a Republican, and  Elections Director Karen Osborne, a Democrat, interacted in a trustworthy manner without interjecting a partisan agenda.

Those days are gone. Right out of the hatch, Fontes, who won by a single percentage point, made it clear he intended to mandate mail-in ballots in time for the 2018 statewide elections — eliminating polling places, poll workers and security.

Fontes is now claiming that eligible voters may have been denied the right to vote because their forms were missing proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate, naturalization number, tribal ID or a driver’s license. In an attempt to verify those he alleges have been disenfranchised, he’s hired nine additional staffers to perform extra research in the motor-vehicle system to verify citizenship and add eligible applicants to the voter rolls. He has since significantly downgraded the inflated numbers of supposedly disenfranchised voters he originally reported.

Comporting himself more like a street thug than an officeholder Adrian Fontes is reported to have said he’s itching for a court fight. ”They can bring it,” he said. “I’m not interested in the status quo, I’m interested in doing what’s right.” Asked if that meant going against state statute, he countered with, ’That’s what they said during slavery.”

It’s not difficult to see where this is going. The leftist ACLU has already jumped aboard this out-of-control train. If Fontes seeks to change the law, the state legislature is the route to take.

Proposition  200, the “Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act,” passed overwhelmingly by voters in 2004, requires proof of citizenship and presentation of a photo ID at a polling place in order to vote — along with proof of eligibility to receive taxpayer funded benefits. With nonexistent polling places count on the vultures swooping in to pick over the bones of the law.

Joe Kanefield, an attorney who was the state elections director in the Secretary of State’s Office when Proposition 200 was passed says, “The statute seems pretty clear cut to me. If a voter registration form is received and does not contain evidence of citizenship, the registrar shall reject it.”

According to the local newspaper, Fontes is the only Arizona county recorder not rejecting state issued voter applications lacking proof of citizenship. His actions should raise concerns. He countered by stating “What we’re doing is not illegal. If you read the entire statute, and you take it in context, I’m doing exactly what I should be doing. And that’s enabling U.S. citizens to vote.”

Others view the grand scheme differently, expressing concerns about ballot security, including ballot harvesting, and coercion. There is also the real problem of non-citizen participation in our elections.

The guarantee of secure elections is a fundamental expectation of each and every voting citizen. We should accept nothing less. Registering online, receiving a ballot in the mail  — regardless of whether it was requested by the voter  —  voting it at your kitchen table and returning it by mail, removes oversight and opens the entire process to fraud.

Fontes indicates that any voter who is eligible to vote in local elections — though they’ve never previously requested or received a mail-in ballot need not do anything to participate. All registered voters will automatically receive a ballot.

March 2016, Seeing Red AZ posted How secure is your mail-in ballot? It included several links that expose the very real crimes associated with voter fraud — including ballot harvesting.

Last November, just days before the presidential election, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting. Read more in SCOTUS blog. 


VP Pence calls Limbaugh’s show to defend budget deal

May 3, 2017

Rush Limbaugh to Vice President Mike Pence:

“If I’m the Democrats, $21 billion, 15 billion for defense that was not originally authorized, that’s a small price to pay for continuing to fund refugee resettlement, continuing to fund Planned Parenthood, continuing to fund sanctuary cities, continuing to fund the EPA, and not build the wall. The Democrats clearly think this is a big win, and they’re confident they can block Trump’s agenda after this spending bill for the rest of Trump’s term. There isn’t anything of the president’s agenda in this budget, and people are beginning to ask, when’s that gonna happen? If you’re gonna shut it down in September, why not now?”

“If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican? What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95% of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?”

The transcript of the entire conversation which took place Tuesday. is here.

Limbaugh echoes other prominent conservative media personalities in questioning the budget, which is viewed as a giveaway to Democrats. Meanwhile, devious House Speaker Paul Ryan refers to this charade as a “Pro-GOP game changer.” In our view it’s only a “game changer” if the players are looking to throw the game to the opposition.


AZ Parents who lost sons to criminal illegals thank Pres. Trump for aid

April 28, 2017

Cronkite News surprises with the report, “Family members hail opening of office for victims of immigrant crime.” Kudos to ASU student reporter Andres Guerra Luz for the in-depth coverage. Deduct points for mischaracterizing illegal aliens as “immigrants.”

In announcing the opening of the office known as VOICE —  an acronym for Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement — Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly used more accurate language, saying the office “will assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens.”

WASHINGTON – A new federal office that will assist victims of crimes committed by immigrants brought “relief and a sense of accomplishment” to parents of Arizona crime victims, on hand Wednesday to witness the opening of the office.

The Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement – or VOICE – office fulfills a pledge by President Donald Trump, who often pointed on the campaign trail to crime survivors like Mary Ann Mendoza and Steve Ronnebeck, whose sons were killed by illegal immigrants in Arizona.

“It feels amazing,” said Ronnebeck, whose son Grant was shot and killed in 2015 during a robbery by an undocumented immigrant. He called the program a “perfect start” toward addressing these crimes that they say for too long have been brushed under the rug.

Immigration advocates have criticized the creation of the office, which they said will further criminalize immigrant communities in this country. Some advocates see the program as a way to justify aggressive enforcement against immigrants, who they said commit crimes at one-third the rate of native-born residents.

But Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, at a ceremony to launch the program, said it will help victims who “are too often ignored. They are casualties of crimes that should never have taken place because the people who victimized them should never have been in our country,” Kelly said.

The program, which will be part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, uses existing agency resources to help crime victims track public information on suspects accused in their crimes and to help answer victims’ questions about the immigration process.

The VOICE office includes 12 call centers staffed by ICE personnel who will direct victims of immigrant crime to resources like the Homeland Security Department’s new Victim Information Notification Exchange, which provides updates on the status of the accused.

But advocates charge that the office paints immigrants “with the brush of collective guilt” and “dehumanizes” them. Frank Sharry, executive director of the immigrant-rights group America’s Voice Education Fund, said in a statement Wednesday that creating the office is “disgusting and dangerous.”“The federal government has set up an entire office dedicated to the proposition that immigrants are uniquely criminal,” Sharry’s statement said. “This is as untrue as it is unfair.”

Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan said that the office was not created because undocumented immigrants necessarily commit more crime than U.S. citizens, but because such crime exists at all.

Mendoza said the office gives victims and their families some place to turn when they are subject to crimes committed by removable immigrants. Her son, Mesa Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, was killed in 2014 when a drunken driver on the wrong side of the road hit his car head-on. The driver, who was in the country illegally, had been arrested previously on other criminal charges but was released.

Mendoza said she wrote to then-President Barack Obama, but never got a response. Ronnebeck said his calls to the Obama administration for justice “fell on deaf ears. They didn’t want to hear us, they didn’t want to listen us, and they didn’t really care,” Ronnebeck said.

Both praised Trump for working to help victims and their families. Mendoza said it’s “huge” that the country now has a president “who’s listened to us and who has actually followed through with what he said he was going to do. Now we have somebody who’s going to be actually working for the victim,” she said.

Ronnebeck said he felt “relief and a sense of accomplishment” with the opening of the VOICE office.

“It’s another promise that our president has kept,” he said.


What was buried in the Trump/DREAMer deportation story?

April 20, 2017

The intended to be sympathetic protagonist of the story falls far short

The USA Today report was intended to be a heartstrings tugger. Titled “DREAMer is first to be deported under Trump,” it also provides another means of hammering President Donald Trump. As exotic dancer Gypsy Rose Lee quickly learned, ‘Ya gotta have a gimmick.”

Described as “shy,” Juan Manuel Montes, 23, rates kid glove treatment from reporters Alan Gomez and David Agren, whose mission is not only making victims of illegals, but getting their licks in on the Republican president.

The two-page article with an oversize full color photo of Montes, begins above-the-fold on Page One. The headline referred to in the opening paragraph here sweeps across the Gannett flagship’s front page. Gannett is the parent company of the Arizona Republic, which continues to shrink in size and content, often repeating identical articles in the same exact issue, earning it’s nom de plume, the Daily Regurgitation

The thrust is this hapless character, Juan Manuel Montes, mysteriously finds himself in a series of events that lead him to being repatriated to his native Mexico.

He is quoted as saying, “I thought that if I kept my nose clean, nothing would happen.” In his world theft and disobeying the law obviously qualify.

Buried at the end of the bobbing and weaving account of “undocumented” Montes we read that Court records show he has four convictions: one for shoplifting in January 2016, and three for driving without a license, most recently three months ago. There is a glib “the dog ate my homework” type of explanation offered for the lack of a license, having to do with leaving his wallet in a friend’s auto.

According to the newspaper’s report, Montes’ convictions are not serious enough to disqualify him from Barack Obama’s imposed DACA protections. Repeatedly entering the USA by stealth, in violation of the law and committing further crimes once here, isn’t murder, after all.

 For a memory refresher, read D.R.E.A.M. Act morphs into dreamy amnesty. It fills in the blanks in the USA Today fairy tale.


Good luck trying to gain access to Jeff Flake’s town hall tonight

April 13, 2017

Prediction: East Valley folks will circle the wagons around Flake

After newly elected conservative U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ CD-5) had his first town hall meeting invaded by boorish Democrats on Tuesday, Republicrat Jeff Flake will be holding another of his tightly controlled meetings this evening.

It’s not Democrats Flake needs to concern himself with.  Arizona’s junior senator, who will be standing for reelection next year, has nothing to fear from the left. His hard lined stance in opposition to Republican nominee Donald Trump — who carried Arizona and all of the state‘s 11 electoral votes — mirrored that of Hillary Clinton most strident supporters.

Flake needs to figure a way to infect Arizona Republicans with pre-election amnesia. We need to forget his repeated declaration that he would not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In fact, he haughtily declared Trump “can‘t and shouldn‘t win, Flake’s indefensible  positions have left him with weak support, that even his oddly inappropriate smirk can’t reverse. He has been quoted as saying, “that’s the beauty of a six-year term” meaning he hopes our memories are short. Due to his leftward lurch, Flake forgets the symbol of the Republican Party is the long memoried elephant.

AZ’s Channel 3 covered first term senator Flake’s unpopularity, revealing him as the most unpopular U.S. Senator in the nation.

Besides blasting GOP nominee Trump, Flake also urged support of Barack Obama’s lame duck appointee, Democrat Merrick Garland, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Saner heads prevailed since Garland would have pitched the high court irreversibly to the left in the near future and influenced decisions for decades to come. Once elected, President Trump appointed Judge Neil Gorsuch. Though he was unanimously confirmed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Democrats pulled out all stops to derail him. The Republican president Flake refused to vote for was ultimately victorious in changing the face of the most powerful court in the land.

Flake’s event this evening is slated for 7 p.m. at the Mesa Convention Center. It’s advertised as having attendance based on a first come, first served basis. Count on Flake’s core East Valley base dutifully standing in line for hours before the doors open to ensure they get those “first come, first served” seats, in an effort to save him from embarrassing questions.

Unwilling to face Republican voters, John McCain, Flake‘s equally unpopular mentor recently took questions via the safe Facebook Live route.

Flake and McCain have experience with such contrivances. Their tightly controlled  “Conversation on Immigration,” when they were leaders of the Gang of Eight amnesty scheme with Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, a host of liberals and a couple of other RINOs is just one example of their duplicity.

They want our votes, but have no interest in hearing our voices.


AG Sessions visits AZ, announces new border security measures

April 12, 2017

U.S.A.G. Jeff Sessions gives the speech we’ve been waiting years to hear

 U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Arizona on Tuesday and outlined President Trump’s bold new plan to secure our southern border.  Unequivocally stating, “This is the Trump era,” the attorney general announced new crackdowns on illegal immigration.

Read the full text of Attorney General Sessions’s speech as he addressed the uniformed men and women who serve in Customs and Border Protection  — providing the front line of border security.

Sessions stated that federal prosecutors are now required to consider for prosecution a broadened list of offenses, which he clearly outlines with bullet points in the text.

For those who didn’t get a chance to hear his long-awaited message, enjoy it here.


How many terror attacks before liberal policies change?

April 11, 2017

Sweden wises up — too late?

Sweden, a liberal Scandinavian nation, is having more than second thoughts regarding its laissez-faire acceptance of those claiming refugee status flooding the previously homogeneous country in recent years.

With the influx of “refugees” and so-called “migrants” from the Balkans, Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East, Sweden’s Muslim population, which chooses not to assimilate, has swelled by hundreds of thousands. Syrian, Iraqi, Iranian, Somalis and Afghanis add to that religious mix.

Sweden’s Prime Minister has vowed his country will “never go back” to recent levels of mass migration after it emerged the terrorist who killed four people in a truck attack was a Muslim asylum seeker whose application was rejected.

The Gatestone Institute carries numerous articles on the crisis facing Sweden. We have compiled a list from which to choose. These are all hard-hitting articles. Newly multicultural Sweden is now the rape capital of the West.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail details the terrorism perpetrated by Uzbekistan native Rakhmat Akilov, 39, who deliberately drove a 30-ton hijacked beer truck into pedestrians on Stockholm’s main shopping street and into the side of a department store Friday afternoon — murdering four and injuring fifteen others. Today he confessed to committing the heinous act of terrorism.

The act of cowardice was a copycat of the attack carried out in London last month, when Khalid Masood killed four pedestrians and injured dozens more with a Hyundai 4×4. Swedish police said there were clear similarities. Similar “low tech” attacks have been carried out in France and Germany.

Following the carnage, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven pledged to change Sweden’s liberal attitude, insisting the massive influx allowed during the 2015 migrant crisis will never happen again.

“Sweden will never go back to the [mass migration] we had in autumn 2015, never,” Prime Minister Lofven said on Monday. “Everyone who has been denied a permit should return home,” he naively stated. Swedish authorities gave Akilov four weeks to leave Sweden after his final asylum appeal failed in December. He was being sought by police and immigration officials for deportation –– but evaded them by simply giving a false address.

Unfortunately, the horse is already out of the barn. Muslims have large families. At 1.6 births per Swedish woman, the ethnic Swedes are not even replacing themselves. The low birthrates are the same throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Pew Research has the sobering current and projected worldwide population numbers.