Calif. learns what AZ already knows about Janet Napolitano

November 27, 2017

As conservatives who chafed under the heavy hand of Janet Napolitano, we were gratified to see that she is finally being outed for her ruthlessness and corruption. Here in Arizona, Napolitano was known for hamhandedly pushing through leftist issues.

Emily DeRuy, writing for the Mercury News reports University of California President Janet Napolitano is under fire for interference in a state audit, and has been forced to apologize for her actions. At least one Bay area lawmaker is calling on Napolitano to resign.

“From what I’ve seen, I really do think it’s time for the UC system to make a break from President Napolitano,” Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, vice chair of the Higher Education Committee. She has not taken full responsibility — and she has not been completely forthright with the committee.”

But the Board of Regents that oversees the 10-campus system unanimously decided Thursday that Napolitano should remain at the helm, even as some regents expressed outrage at her actions.

According to the report, Napolitano has faced blistering criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for her handling of the audit, which showed her office failed to disclose $175 million in funds in a secret account even as it paid executives hefty salaries and prepared to raise tuition. This is the letter sent by the California Auditor General to state political leaders detailing the deception.

Rather than showing her the door, the spineless Regents merely requested Napolitano apologize for her office’s interference — which she did, expressing “regret” for her “mistake.”  She was hired at a $570,000 yearly base salary as of 2013 and has likely had raises since. This palatial estate is part of her benefits package.

A new law, AB 562, has been enacted to deal with Napolitano-style deception in the future. Even far leftwing California Gov. Jerry Brown has expressed disappointment, saying he will withhold $50 million from UC until it implements a series of reforms recommended by the state auditor.

Know this: Janet Napolitano is not prone to apologies. Her “mistake” was getting caught. Napolitano’s modus operandi is to dig in her tasseled Gucci loafers. Somehow this liberal Democrat who left the Arizona governor’s office midterm to join the Obama administration as the ineffective Secretary of Homeland Security, and boogied from that post to become president of the University of California college system — manages to land on her feet. Arizonans have known her since she carpet-bagged into the state, where Bill Clinton appointed her U.S. Attorney. From there she was elected as Attorney General,  which she used to spring-board to the governor’s office, where she was known as “J-No” for her unprecedented penchant for wielding a veto pen and for her statement against providing security along Arizona’s southern border: “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border. That’s the way the border works.”

Napolitano was integral to the attempt to “slime” Clarence Thomas as he was put through a brutal hearing prior to his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Napolitano represented Anita Hill.

As Homeland Security chieftain, she issued this publication warning that returning U.S. military personnel posed a “rightwing extremist” threat since they possess combat skills.

The actual danger is arrogant liberal Janet Napolitano.

H/T to valued reader and commenter Conservative Since Birth

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Liberal Greg Stanton joins political musical chairs game

October 9, 2017

Beguiled by Washington, political opportunist Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton drops bid for Secretary of State

It’s possible to get a severe case of whiplash trying to keep your eye on the political prize Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is after.

 The Democrat who is not inclined to being democratic as we’ve pointed out here, here, and here, still has an open campaign for Secretary of State — a sleeper position often the direct route to the governor’s office since it is next in line of ascension if a sitting governor is unable to serve out their term.

But now we see that the ambitious liberal isn’t content waiting for a governor to provide an opening. He’s  announced he’s resigning the top city job and looking directly at D.C., now that Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is bounding from her Congressional District 9 House seat and mounting a challenge to Jeff Flake, John McCain’s doppelganger senate seat-mate. Dr. Kelli Ward is the conservative in the race.

The only discernible activity on Stanton’s Secretary of State page is a payment of $1000 Stanton made to Equality Arizona last November, listed as an expenditure. But there was a method to Stanton’s seemingly madcap donation. EQAZ, as it nicknames itself, lists its mission on its website:

“Each election cycle provides us the important opportunity to help elect candidates who will work to achieve full LGBTQ equality in our state. Helping to elect pro-LGBTQ candidates is one of the most important things we do.”

For an insight into Stanton’s mindset, EQAZ supports “our LGBTQ immigrant population.” which they claim is “too often at high risk for discrimination, isolation, and a lack of access to resources.” The group also opposed the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Liberal Democrat Stanton announced that he was “disappointed” that President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in mid-August. “’It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit,’ Stanton said. In fact, Stanton ludicrously linked the visit and request for the president to “delay his plans” to visit Phoenix “to what he referred to as “the nation still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville.”

During his campaign for mayor, Greg Stanton was so beholden to then-Firefighters union boss Billy Shields, that when his daughter, Mindy, given a job as Stanton’s treasurer, was charged with embezzling over $77,000 from Stanton’s campaign, lawyer Stanton — who should have known better — tried to have the felony charges dismissed so as not to rile her powerful father. Shields was still angry enough that the crime was reported, to support Stanton’s opponent.

In our January 2013 post,Phoenix Mayor Stanton: An ambitious liberal to watch,” we detailed his commitment to a keeping a sieve-like border as he told mayors of Mexican border cities meeting in D.C.,  “We should never let border security get in the way of the economy.”

We predicted then that Greg Stanton, who was congratulated on his mayoral win via calls from Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano, has higher aspirations.

In March 2013, Stanton blatantly lied about the imposition of a food tax on Phoenix residents. Imagine if this radical liberal with no conscience gains a congressional seat. It was by design not happenstance that Phoenix City elections have notoriously low voter turnouts, timed for the hottest part of the summer when many residents are vacationing. The only announced mayoral candidate is Daniel Valenzuela, another liberal with union roots.

We need a solid Republican to step up and re-take the reins of the nation’s fifth largest city. We’ve been in the liberal abyss far too long.


Fake News leaps front and center in AZ Republic report

August 30, 2017

Newspaper’s liberal, anti-Pres. Trump, Joe Arpaio agenda at work

The topic of fake news has been grabbing our attention since candidate, now President Donald Trump, made a point of exposing the chicanery. It’s a compelling issue, and when it emanates from the local newspaper, as it does with regularity, it‘s repugnant.  Although the Hillary-endorsing, pro-amnesty for illegal aliens Arizona Republic has been a leftwing tool for years, that was not always the case. Politics invading what passes for straight news reporting — once known as journalism and viewed as dependable — makes readers wary of anything they read within the increasingly slim pages.

A case in point, excerpted from the newspaper:

“More than 150 people rallied outside the Sandra Day O’Connor United States Courthouse Tuesday afternoon to protest President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The protest was mostly composed of current and former judges and lawyers — even a Republican former attorney general.”

To give a note of drama to this escapade, this fiction-like bit was added to the report:

“They gathered on the lawn at 4th Avenue and Washington Street, as temperatures climbed well above 100 degrees, huddling for shade under the slender trees planted there or beneath umbrellas they’d bought.”

Obviously leftwing lawyers “huddling for shade under slender trees” in the August midday heat, is intended to conjure up a poignant image, but falls far short.

The article names two participants and the ringleader of the protest. They all have one thing in common, a proclivity to lean left.  The lawyer/instigator of the group, William Hardin, is a registered Democrat. The identified appellate court judge is long retired Noel Fidel — another Democrat, appointed to the bench in 1986 by hard-left governor Bruce Babbitt. The “Republican former attorney general’ is none other than RINO show boater Grant Woods, who has threatened to leave the Republican Party but like a spoiled child seeking attention, he knows such a move would render him flaccid as an attraction. He revels in the attention he gets being able to display his liberalism, while cloaked as a Republican.

Woods is quoted stating, “Neither Trump nor Arpaio are true conservatives,” as if he‘d know a conservative if he met one. Woods added, Trump was incorrect in saying the former sheriff was well-liked in Arizona. “The sheriff was taken out of office by the voters,” he said. “He lost big. Bigly.”

What Woods neglects to mention as he creates words like a four-year-old, is that Sheriff Arpaio was defeated by Paul Penzone, thanks to the $millions of dollars funneled to his campaign by socialist billionaire George Soros who abhors sovereign national borders. During the last election cycle POLITICO reported that Soros was quietly attempting to overhaul the U.S. justice system. Penzone, best known for roughing up his ex-wife, was bought and paid for. Immediately after his election, he referred to illegal invaders as “guests.”

Additionally, what rational person would think it merely serendipitous that charges were brought against Sheriff Arpaio to coincide with his reelection bid? This was a well orchestrated, multifaceted effort to remove the popular sheriff who had been returned to office for 6-four year terms by the citizens of Maricopa County who appreciated him.

The only reason Grant Woods, McCain’s former chief of staff, rates any coverage is due to the fact that has learned he can generate attention by remaining a registered Republican while supporting Democrats. He was prominently displayed on Republicans for Janet, during Napolitano’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign and endorsed Democrats Terry Goddard and Felecia Rotellini for AZ Attorney General in two separate races. Leftist Harry Mitchell was Grant Wood’s pick for Congress. In 2016, he endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.

This is the man the fake news purveyor Arizona Republic identifies as “a Republican former attorney general.”


Skewed news & rethinking the desirability of a college education

April 10, 2017

Aggressor professor morphs into victim, claims death threats lodged against him by fascists (political conservatives)

Fresno State University Professor Lars Maischak, who teaches — of all things — American History, a topic he appears not to comprehend, has been in the news recently.

We thought the Fresno Bee might have an update on this pathetic excuse for a lecturer. Instead, the newspaper headlines it’s article Breitbart News singles out Fresno State professor over tweet on Trump, describing Professor Maischak who advocated on his twitter account, “to save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better.”

Maischak identifies himself as “teaching American History with a German accent at Fresno State.” He has a predilection for the words fascist and fascism which he uses liberally throughout his tweets. After he was outed, he used weak excuses to back away from his calls inciting murder of the President of the United States.

The Bee refers to Maischak as a “target,” rather than an insurrectionist. It repeatedly characterizes Breitbart News as “right-wing.”

The fault, you see, lies with Breitbart for calling attention to this anti-American ignoramus. Such is the view of the radicals inhabiting academia and the media today.

On the university’s website alongside its name are the words, “Discover, Diversity, Distinction.”  There was a time, not so long ago, when unity rather than diversity was celebrated. Now hyphenated Americans with questionable commitment to the USA, merit praise.

With Joseph L. Castro at the school’s helm and former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano in charge of the entire California university system, it’s not difficult to see that the liberal skew is carefully cultivated and maintained. Castro’s absurd statement following Maischak’s treasonous comments said, “Statements made on his (Maischak‘s)  personal social media accounts are his alone and are not endorsed by nor reflect the position of the University.”

No chastisement.  No talk of firing or even a suspension.  Just a tacit signal that more of the same is OK with Castro.

The University President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity provides an insight of what matters most in this liberal, liberal arts school. As an example, under a heading  KEY TERMS is Intersectionality: It’s described as “a theory and methodology developed in feminist studies, intersectionality (Crenshaw, 1989) reveals and explains the ways in which identity categories, such as gender, race, sexual orientation, ability and other axes (do they mean axis’) of identity, intersect to produce multiple and varied lived experiences and inequalities.  Intersectionality helps us understand how our multidimensional racialized, gendered, and sexualized social identities shape our experiences of power and oppression.”

Got that? Want to pay thousands to make sure your kids do?


Back to the future with Squaw Peak

April 8, 2017

Phoenix residents will have no trouble remembering the renaming of the majestic mid town focal point that is a hiker’s haven, an artist’s delight and casts a long purple shadow over parts of the Valley. Squaw Peak abruptly fell into disfavor with the PC crowd who suddenly declared the name derogatory to female native Americans.

From there it grew.  In 2003 Janet Napolitano, Arizona’s far left governor, hung her fedora on it. Not only did the favored name have to go, but it was being replaced with one honoring Army Pfc.  Lori Piestewa, a Hopi tribal member killed in the Iraq War — in an attempt to eliminate once and for all objections to the newly out of favor name. Napolitano later abandoned the governorship to join the Obama regime. In 2015, Obama followed the same path renaming Alaska’s Mount McKinley honoring assassinated Republican President McKinley to Denali — one used by Alaskan tribes.

The latest mountain rumble in Phoenix is not actually about Lori Piestewa, but the young mother’s life, cut too short, provided the spin for Democrats to use for their own political benefit. Liberals are adept at creating dramas and wringing the last drops of empathy from them in an effort to configure themselves as compassionate.

Napolitano’s thuggish renaming of the mountain was nothing short of ham handed.  Now following in her tracks is Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who is ready to move on from his current political perch.  What he’s eyeing is following his good friend Napolitano to the governor’s office. A clever dude, he has opened an exploratory campaign for Secretary of State, frequently a direct route to the ninth floor of the executive tower. In past years Secretaries of State Wes Bolin, Rose Mofford, Jane Hull and Jan Brewer accessed that route to become governor.

Stanton is now attempting to override the homeowners in the Squaw Peak neighborhood who want to keep the unique name as their address. There have been outcries from the residents who have called public meetings, signed petitions and spoken before the city council to let their views be known.

In response, Stanton has ordered new signage erected directing hikers to Piestewa Peak.

The mayor lives on a street named Frier. Squaw Peak residents should petition the city to change it to something less offensive to vegetarians, vegans and members of PETA.. Tofu Drive has a nice, non-offensive ring to it.


John McDeity? The world according to leftist media

March 10, 2017

There’s no denying the above-the-fold headline in Thursday’s Arizona Republic was astonishing. Treating John McCain as omnipotent, the headline, “McCain aims to reassure the world,” creates a deity of the man many Arizonans have come to abhor. He’s been censured by elected Republican officials at state and Maricopa County intra-party statutory meetings.

Does that make Republican party activists heretics instead of political adversaries?

The report’s theme? McCain is attempting to ease the angst of world leaders who have a problem with President Donald Trump‘s “America First” policy, reassuring them we “still have their back.” The coverage is unique in that it was not written by McCain’s assigned sycophantic reporter Dan Nowicki, who has devotedly covered McCain’s every move and utterance.  Instead it was filed by Eliza S. Collins of the “Republic Washington Bureau.” Whether the Republic actually has a Washington Bureau is up for debate.  She appears to work for USA Today, the Gannett parent company of the Republic.

To get a flavor of her puerile vantage point, consider these words, but precede them with visions of jubilant trumpets blasting and golden edged clouds parting as McCain glides in on a ray of heavenly light:

Enter Sen. John McCain. The Arizona Republican has used his perch as head of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee to shape national security and influence foreign policy. But he’s also acted like a diplomat of sorts, making calls and taking trips to reassure foreign leaders concerned about where they stand with the White House.

McCain’s post as head of the Senate Armed Services Committee requires him to travel extensively and schmooze world leaders. He also is known for speaking his mind — particularly on foreign policy and national security — even if it means breaking with his party.

“Even if it means breaking with his party“?

McCain has carefully cultivated his “Maverick” image to cover these career-long departures. When he first ran for the U. S. House in 1982, recruited as a compelling returning POW, to succeed retiring House Minority Leader and conservative icon John J. Rhodes, McCain had to be dissuaded from running as a Democrat by the powerful Phoenix 40. He and his new wife Cindy Lou Hensley briefly moved to the East Valley to connect with the First Congressional District voters.

The report quotes Wes Gullett, a former McCain operative who, like his onetime boss, prefers Democrats and their policies to Republicans. Gullet was among a host of McCain aides known for signing onto the infamous Republicans for Janet — supporters of liberal Democrat Janet Napolitano — when she ran for governor of Arizona in 2006 and reporter Collins was still in high school.

Still unable to come to terms with the fact he lost the 2008 presidential race, McCain has adorned himself with the mantle of global statesman, calling world leaders and speechifying at a 2017 security conference in Munich, Germany where he blasted President Trump.

Also quoted in the Republic‘s article, Rhode Island Democrat Sen. Jack Reed, who called McCain’s Munich comments, “critical,” saying “I thought it was a very thoughtful speech…” and Joseph Nye a Defense undersecretary from Bill Clinton’s administration, present for McCain’s speech.  His response? “Thank God for John McCain.”

Nye obviously didn’t get the McMemo that McCain is God.

The conferences are nothing new to McCain, allowing him to cavort with his America-hating, anti-capitalist longtime benefactor, George Soros, who disdains national borders. This post provides more background on the unsavory relationship. Reporter Eliza S. Collins might learn a few things she wasn’t taught in J school.


Ex-Gov. Napolitano: The despotic creature that never went away

December 3, 2016

The nightmare continues

Some childhood stories are so ghastly, looking back we wonder how we survived them. As an example, Hansel and Gretel were led deep into the forest with only a loaf of bread by their widowed father and his new wife, who didn’t take too kindly to children. Hungry, frightened and tired, the brother and sister came to a house made of gingerbread and they began to feast. The old witch who resided within used the house as a lure for satisfying her appetite for tasty kids. As she was about to toss them into her oven, they turned the tables on her, and left her to roast as they followed the breadcrumbs they had purposely dropped and made their way home to their newly single father.  Gruesome? Indeed. The Brothers Grimm were masters of such fables.

This tale of horror is offered for a reason. There is no wicked stepmother in the following story — rather a fanatical and unwilling to enforce the law ogre in ongoing authoritative positions who anoints illegals as having greater needs than our own citizens.

The state of Arizona was once ruled by a rough voiced tyrant named Napolitano who refused to protect the people from hordes of illegal invaders flooding into the state from an impoverished and crime- ridden foreign country directly to the south. When the citizens of Arizona pleaded with the Napolitano to protect them from the influx of crime and violent drug cartels, along with the astronomical costs of the limitless benefits they had to provide the invaders, the Napolitano roared, “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder,” all too clearly illustrating her lack of commitment to constructing a security wall along the southern border to stem the spiraling criminality.

The Napolitano, a coarse and boorish species known as Democratia Erectus, caught the eye of an even greater power known as the Obama. He whisked the Napolitano out of Arizona and spirited it away to Washington D.C. where he put the Napolitano in charge of doing the same nothingness, only on a grander scale as Secretary of Homeland Security, though not following the plans of her predecessor former judge Michael Chertoff, who eventually concluded militarizing the border was a viable option.

Finally in Sept. 2013 the Napolitano heard the enticing call of Academia far across the great land. The Napolitano’s latest gig is University of California President, which paid a base salary of $570,000, and covered a monthly $10,000 lease of a mansion, and $9,000 yearly for car expense.  And the latest edict?

“Campus police officers will not contact, detain, question or arrest any individual solely on the basis of immigration status.” The Napolitano has announced that system leaders will protect and defend the estimated 2,500 illegal students enrolled across the 10-campus UC system. in the country illegally — and will instruct campus police to do the same —- in effect creating sanctuary campuses. This action is in response to the election of Donald Trump, who has vowed a meaningful response to the hordes breaching our porous border. The UC press release  can be read here.

We are supposed to be concerned that they face legal and financial obstacles to completing their education as our American citizen children are now forced to compete for college placement and later, jobs, taken by those who do not belong here. Yet within the first month  of taking office, Napolitano formed a student advisory council on aiding illegals and committed $5 million to assist UC campuses provide them targeted financial aid and services.

This outrageous action come directly from the same Napolitano previously charged with protecting the nation’s borders.

We knew the Napolitano was a cataclysm when it roamed Arizona. In the intervening years, nothing has changed but its increasingly brassy disregard for Americans.