Austin Hill: RIP

November 16, 2015

Former Valley KFYI talk show host, Austin Hill has died suddenly in Boise, Idaho the local KTVB-7 reports.

To say that life is fragile is an understatement. Austin Hill appeared on a Post Debate Special with J.D. Hayworth this past Tuesday Night on Newsmax TV.

Though the multi-talented Hill was a nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host, many Arizona listeners will recall him as a co-host of the popular ‘Liddy & Hill Show’ broadcast on KFYI 550-AM radio in Phoenix 2003 – 2005 where he shared the mic with Tom Liddy.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

Dole endorses Jeb! Establishment keeps on truckin’

November 12, 2015

There’s a strong sense of irony as Bob Dole — who lost as the 1996 Republican presidential candidate — now endorses single-digit Jeb Bush, who will not secure the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Former U.S.Sen. Dole, a severely wounded World War II vet, used Veterans Day to announce he had joined Jeb Bush’s campaign as its National Veterans’ Chairman. Jeb Bush never served in the military. 

“I will do all I can to be helpful to Jeb’s campaign,” Dole, now 93, pledged. His proven leadership skills “will fix the country.”

“I think he’s the most qualified, and we need somebody with experience and there are a lot of good candidates — I like nearly all of them,” Dole said of Jeb Bush and the rest of the field. He then added, “Except Cruz.”

Last year, at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference, Ted Cruz offended Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney, all members of the GOP establishment, when he challenged their moderate political postures that didn’t resonate with conservative voters.

“All of us remember President Dole, and President McCain and President Romney,” Cruz told the CPAC crowd. “Those are good men, they’re all decent men but when you don’t stand and draw a clear distinction, when you don’t stand for principle, Democrats celebrate.”

At the time, Cruz noted the “heroic” military service of Sens. Dole and McCain, which he said he greatly respected, but made clear he would not hesitate to talk about substantive matters of conservative principle that are important to bringing Republicans to victory — even if others may disagree.

That fragrant scent is ripe truth.

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.

It’s time for some tough decisions

October 10, 2015

Real Clear Politics’ aggregated polls have made it the go-to site for political watchers. Today we focus on the GOP numbers and wonder when the candidates clinging to the bottom rungs of the presidential ladder will let good sense prevail and bid us a fond adieu. 

Of the fourteen still in the race, those languishing below 3 percent need to man up and admit they haven’t the support to be viable in 2016. The departures of Mike Huckabee (2.9%), Chris Christie (2.6%), Rand Paul (2.3%), Rick Santorum (0.6%), Bobby Jindal (0.6%), Lindsey Graham (0.3%) and George Pataki (0.3%) will cut the roster in half and allow the candidates who have garnered higher levels of support to move forward — until the next cut. To date, only Republicans Rick Perry and Scott Walker have suspended their campaigns.

Speaking in the vernacular of clichés, where are the Dutch Uncles to take the boys to the woodshed and talk turkey?

Time is short. The next Republican debate is October 28, 2015.

House Speaker: AZ conservatives endorse Webster over McCarthy & UPDATE

October 8, 2015

With the announced resignation of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner a welcome reality, a downside looms.

Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the House majority leader, is Boehner’s ‘right hand man,’ who frequently veers left. Still McCarthy has been regarded as the presumptive successor to Boehner.

Conservatives oppose promoting McCarthy to the leadership position in the wake of Boehner’s upcoming departure.  The prevailing thought is that such a move will leave in place a team that has failed to deliver on its promises or oppose Obama’s “executive” overreaches.

Reps. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) both announced their intentions to run in opposition to status-quo McCarthy.

Freedom Works which tracks key votes called on conservatives not to support McCarthy — calling him Boehner 2.0.

Today in a closed-door vote of the House Republican Conference for speaker, Webster received the conservative support.

The full chamber, in a public roll call vote, will vote on Boehner’s successor on Oct. 29. At that time, 218 votes are needed to secure the leadership post.

AZ U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon is a founding member of the invitation-only House Freedom Caucus, a group of approximately 40 Republicans devoted to limited-government principles. Reps. Trent Franks, Paul Gosar and David Schweikert are also members.

The later October date pushes the GOP leadership elections up against a major vote to raise the federal government’s nearly $19 trillion debt ceiling.

The Obama administration advised Boehner in a letter last week that the debt ceiling has to be raised by Nov. 5 or the U.S. will risk defaulting. During Boehner’s tenure, he relied on a group of squish Republicrats to join with Democrats to pass similar legislation.

Has a new day dawned?


FOX News is reporting McCarthy has dropped out, saying, ’It’s best that we have a new face.”

Dr. Kelli Ward for US Senate: The right medicine for AZ

September 22, 2015

It’s time to replace John McCain — he deserves a rest and we deserve representation

Since most of us were not able to be in attendance to hear state Senator Kelli Ward at the Pima County Republican Club last week, here is a great opportunity to listen to her presentation and view her interaction with attendees, as she gave forthright answers to their questions. She has been traveling the state, meeting the voters and getting her message out

Check out Sen. Ward’s impressive bio here. Her Issues Page contains no double talk. The Lake Havasu City conservative Republican, currently representing Legislative District 5, is mounting a challenge to Sen. John McCain, who is running for his sixth 6-year term. First elected in 1982, he will be 80 by Election Day 2016 and nearly ninety if elected and were to serve out the term.

Seeing Red AZ strongly supports the candidacy of Sen. Kelli Ward and has written numerous posts about her: Here are a few:

 Feb. 27, 2015: AZ 2016 U.S. Senate race takes bright, right turn

March 14, 2015: McCain vulnerable in 2016: All eyes on Sen. Kelli Ward

May 21, 2015: Sen. Kelli Ward: Conservative leadership AZ needs in DC

June 6, 2015:  Breitbart takes note of Sen. Kelli Ward; McCain fares badly

July 14, 2015: It’s official! Dr. Kelli Ward announces for U.S. Senate

H/T Video courtesy of Tillmann News Information


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