Life is a gift: A concept AZ US Dist. Judge Rayes doesn’t comprehend

July 13, 2022

Though you’ve likely never heard his name, Douglas Leroy Rayes, a U.S. district judge for the District of Arizona, can make decisions that have a profound impact on Arizona residents.

On Monday, he blocked a 2021 Arizona law recognizing the personhood of a fetus from the moment of fertilization, siding with the abortion industry which determined the measure “was too vague and exposed them to prosecution.”

The Center for Reproductive Rights, which asserts it “fights for the fundamental human rights of all people in the U.S. and across the globe,” neglects to include preborn human babies as it makes fundraising its mission, highlighting donors and “major gifts,” using death as a fundraising mechanism.

The Arizona Attorney General’s office recently prevailed in disallowing abortions based on the sex or race of the child. The office countered that the provision, which says state law must be interpreted to grant fertilized eggs, embryos and fetuses the same “rights, privileges and immunities available to other persons,” was not intended to create any new abortion-related crime.

U.S. District Judge Douglas Rayes, an Obama appointee, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2014 by a 77 to 19 vote — with 4 senators not voting. Republicrats John McCain and Jeff Flake both voted for this democrat, who replaced Republican Judge Frederick Martone, then assuming senior status.

During the hearing, Rayes expressed concern about a state policy that the provision’s effects be interpreted case by case in court, after abortionists voiced fears they could be prosecuted for child endangerment or other crimes.

In his ruling, Rayes, engaging in classic double-talk, wrote that his motion blocking the law was not just about abortion. “It is about giving people fair notice of what the law means so that they know in advance how to comply.”

The case is one of many disputes over state abortion laws after the U.S. Supreme Court sent the matter back to the individual states, sensibly removing it from under the auspices of the federal government.

Arizona passed the personhood law in April 2021. Abortion providers sued to block it last August, fallaciously arguing that it was unconstitutionally vague because it did not make clear what conduct, if any, it would prohibit. In March, Arizona passed a law banning most abortions after 15 weeks. That measure is set to take effect in September.


Matt Salmon’s governor’s office retry is a fool’s errand

January 12, 2022

Matt Salmon is running again. He began his political career in the state senate in 1990. Then running for congress from a Mesa-based district, he was elected to three 2-year terms, retiring to honor his term-limit pledge. That opened the door for the aptly named Jeff Flake, a McCain clone, to succeed him. In 2002 Salmon ran for governor, losing to democrat Janet Napolitano. She then left the governor’s post mid-term to join Barack Obama’s administration.

Next in line of succession* was Secretary of State Jan Brewer, which is why the mundane post is so popular.

Salmon’s history of commitment isn’t much better than Napolitano‘s. Salmon was a U.S. Rep. from 1995 to 2001 and again from 2013 until 2017, not a difficult task, running from the East Valley, where his roots run deep. The governor’s race is statewide. He lost it previously. As a member of the LDS church, which advocates healthy lifestyles and disparages smoking, Matt Salmon was President of the Electronic Cigarette Association, where he peddled vaping to young people.

In the intervening years, he was reported to have earned $336,090 yearly as of 2018, as the chief lobbyist for Arizona State University, notably supporting the China-financed Confucius Institute. This Jan. 2022 list shows a much slimmer list of participants and ASU appears to have ditched its program, which likely accounts for unemployed Salmon running again.

Matt Salmon still chasing AZ governor dream…when not backing China,” provides additional background.

Now, as he once again aspires to be Arizona governor, he has a unique campaign tactic. It includes incessantly emailing lists of his supporters, including many sporting the titles “retired“ and “former.” There is also a long list titled, “Women for Salmon Coalition,”  whose white letters on a red background appearance resembles the nefarious “Republicans for Napolitano.” The similarity stops there. Salmon’s women’s coalition is more likely to be drawn from a Relief Society list.

Salmon’s time has come and gone. His political aspirations have hit a roadblock. He might have had better luck running for secretary of state, which has frequently provided a direct route to the governor‘s office:

*In 1977 Wesley Bolin, Arizona’s longest serving secretary of state with 28 consecutive years on the job, succeeded Gov. Raul Castro who left midterm to become ambassador to Argentina. Bolin served less than five months before suffering a fatal heart attack. The next in line of succession was Attorney General Bruce Babbitt, later elected to two full terms.

In 1988 Secretary of State Rose Mofford succeeded impeached Gov. Evan Mecham. Jane Hull followed the same route in 1997 after Gov. Fife Symington resigned due to a felony conviction —  which was later reversed. Gov. Jan Brewer was secretary of state when she completed Janet Napolitano’s term in 2009 when she resigned to join the Obama administration.

In Arizona, the secretary of state’s office provides a never-ending, high stakes political version of musical chairs.


TX Gov. Abbott accuses Biden of creating a “public health disaster”

August 4, 2021

President Trump’s border wall construction has been systematically dismantled by cognitively impaired Biden and his incompetent “border czarina,” VP Kamala Harris

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, frustrated by the Biden administration’s unwillingness to control the border, has issued this Executive Order directing the state’s Department of Public Safety to assist with arrests of illegal aliens and to allow state troopers to stop vehicles suspected of transporting them.

The troopers can stop vehicles “upon reasonable suspicion” and can reroute them to their point of origin or impound them if they are found to be carrying illegals.

The Republican governor specifically called out Biden’s failure to enforce the Title 42 Order, combined with his refusal to enforce the immigration laws enacted by Congress, which he declared is having a predictable and potentially catastrophic effect on public health in Texas. Gov. Abbott cites reports detailing that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently seen a 900% increase in the number of illegal detainees who tested positive for COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley. The Executive Order cites busloads of illegals, an unknown number of whom are infected with COVID-19, being transported to communities across the State of Texas, exposing Texas citizens to the ravages of the highly communicable disease. Infected illegals are also being transported across the entire United States.

Giving precedence to illegals and disregarding the very real threat of infecting even more Americans with COVID-19 and the new Delta variant strain,  Biden’s U. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Justice Department he heads, utilizing NINE U.S. DOJ lawyers, sued to block Gov. Abbott’s transportation order, calling it “dangerous” and “contrary to federal law,” when Abbott refused to rescind it.

Merrick Garland was Barack Obama’s unconfirmed choice for the U.S. Supreme Court. Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republicrat compliantly doing Obama’s bidding, personally escorted him to the offices of other senators soliciting their support for senate confirmation. Fortunately radical leftist Garland was not confirmed, and the aptly named Flake, who carried a meager 18% approval rating in his home state, opted out of running for reelection rather than face an embarrassingly lopsided loss. He then joined Cindy and Mega McCain in endorsing mentally incompetent Joe Biden for president.  

H/T Bill Melugin, FOXLA


Americans beware: Control is the new normal

July 29, 2021

This afternoon, shaky Joe Biden, masked and wearing sunglasses, made a spoon-fed announcement that all federal workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to strict Coronavirus testing requirements. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday all of its health-care workers must be vaccinated.

Read Katie Pavlich’s excellent new report, “BREAKING: Biden Issues New Vaccine Mandates.”

Merrick Garland who heads the Department of Justice as U.S. Attorney General says government agencies and companies CAN force employees to get COVID vaccines as California and NYC lead the way with mandates. Garland rivals Ramsey Clark for the title of most radical leftist to hold that office in modern history.

Remember when Barack Obama nominated this tyrannical activist to the U.S. Supreme Court in the waning days of his administration?  Republican senators back-burnered the nomination, while Arizona single-term Senator Jeff Flake, Obama’s basketball and traveling buddy, was shepherding Garland around the senate desperately trying to gin up votes for him.

Earlier this week, the San Francisco Bar Alliance urged its nearly 500 member bars ask customers to prove they’ve been vaccinated or provide results of a negative COVID-19 test from the past three days. They were not so authoritarian when the deadly scourge of AIDs was infecting large segments of the San Francisco homosexual community, since that would have been politically incorrect.


Jeff Flake: Biden picks turkey as ambassador to Turkey

July 15, 2021

Appointment is reward for Flake’s support of Biden’s presidential campaign

In what is surely one of the most appropriate appointments to come out of the Harris/Biden administration Arizonan Jeff Flake has been nominated as ambassador to Turkey. Cindy McCain, who also campaigned for the democrat ticket, was similarly rewarded with an ambassadorship.

Flake, a former congressman and single term U.S. Senator, perfected his role as show-boater extraordinaire, colluding with democrats, though elected as a Republican. He posted photos of himself writing checks to democrat candidates, and was avidly anti-Trump,* to the point that his relatives who make up a majority of the conservative LDS town of Snowflake, AZ named in part for his great-great-grandfather, refused to support his candidacy according to a report in the local newspaper. Flake, who was born and raised in Snowflake, opportunistically moved to Mesa to launch his single issue, opposition to “earmarks,” congressional campaign.

Flake’s unprecedentedly low 18 percent approval ratings in his home state, convinced him not to seek a second senate term. Not only was Flake John McCain’s protégé, he was also Barack Obama’s weekly basketball teammate and traveling buddy, accompanying Obama and the democrat black caucus on a junket to Kenya.

A man of unparalleled deception, Flake’s pre-political past, which he tried to obscure, included working as a registered foreign agent lobbying on behalf of Iranian uranium mining interests in Africa. There was no room for this disclosure or his open border positions on Flake’s resume.

* The Washington Times’ Cheryl K. Chumley exposed this 2019 anti-Constitutional secret voting scheme to remove President Trump from office, topped by a photo of the lead instigator, Jeff the Flake.


2020 Election audit: What’s the AZ Republic afraid of?

April 30, 2021

The seriously declining Arizona Republic newspaper devotes the majority of today’s front page to deprecating the state senate authorized and judicially approved audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 General Election audit that is currently in progress. Including five Page One photographs and a jump page, the intended to malign coverage is headlined “Tracking the Ninjas” and tries to undermine the legitimate audit with the prominent line: “Conspiracies, suspicions mix as ‘monitors’ on social media track Arizona election audit.”

Cyber Ninjas is the official name of the company hired by the Arizona Senate to conduct the audit of 2.1 million ballots. The audit, televised by nine separate cameras, can be viewed at AZAudit.org.

SRAZ covered the ongoing deceit earlier this week with, Maricopa County 2020 presidential ballot audit: Who do you believe? noting the newspaper‘s fake headline, “Arizona Senate audit gets off to shaky start, with rules finalized on the fly.”

This is the same open-border supporting, Trump-hating newspaper that admitted it lost massive numbers of subscribers (editorial admission removed) with its 2016 Hillary Clinton endorsement, while acknowledging her “flaws and serious missteps.” When reality hit, it vowed to end its longstanding endorsement policy that included lists of contenders for every statewide office as well as ballot propositions. This publicized new posture was a nothing more than a winking hoax. When biased articles and editorials malign Republicans and conservative issues on a daily basis, the need for lists of endorsements is eliminated.

Today’s edition actually has the audacity to print an editorial jointly written by democrat Gabby Giffords and the aptly named republicrat Jeff Flake, titled “Let’s give up bitter partisanship.”

Flake, mentored by Señor Juan McAmnesty, served a single senate term and left in disgrace after he could only muster a bottom-dragging 18% approval rating in his home state of Arizona.  He was reduced to gaining notoriety for writing meager checks to democrats and posting photos of his donations online, making a pathetic spectacle of himself.

The garbage liner passing itself off as a newspaper is epitomized by Phil Boas, the editorial page editor who led the daily assault on his own father-in-law, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio — who repeatedly won election as the unprecedented 6-four year term Maricopa County Sheriff.

The national blog Gateway Pundit, has more credibility on the audit than anything in the far-left agendized local newspaper. Today’s must-read edition is headlined:

EXCLUSIVE: The Carnival is Coming to Town! Suddenly Booked and Now Open Right Next to Where the Maricopa County Election Audit Is Taking Place.


Maricopa County GOP elects 2021 officers

January 9, 2021

Pandemic didn’t deter participation of Maricopa County Republicans at Saturday, January 9th Statutory Meeting or vote to censure former Sen. Jeff Flake for his support of dem Joe Biden. The censure was greeted by cheers 

Chairman Mickie Niland: (52.3%) Three other candidates ran for Chairman: Cory Mishkin, Tristan Manos and Linda Brickman.

First Vice Chairman:  Nancy Ordowski (53.7%) Two other candidates ran for First Vice Chair: Lisa Askey and Michael Carbone.

Second Vice Chairman: Jason D. Cvancara  (59.2%) Richard Hopkins was the other candidate for Second Vice Chair.

Secretary: Dan Grimm (68.1%) Jack Clark was the other candidate for Secretary.

Treasurer: David Ludwig (67.7%) Eileen Mueller was the other candidate for Treasurer.

1,622 Precinct Committeemen participated in the vote, with 629 in person; 445 via Zoom; and 548 by proxy. Voter percentages for the winning candidates are shown in brackets. 

Special thanks to all of the participating candidates and those who put the meeting together under the current extraordinary circumstances. Maricopa County Republicans owe all of you a debt of gratitude.


Irrelevant Cindy McCain channels leftist hubby, endorses Biden

September 23, 2020

John McCain’s amnesty scheme has altered America’s and Arizona’s demographics to Democrat dominance

Relying on anonymously sourced, and acknowledged fabricated remarks calculatedly attributed to President Trump, and a “longtime friendship,” to make her case for endorsing feeble and befuddled Joe Biden, Cindy McCain attempts to make herself relevant.  Her influence among Republicans is on par with that of former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republicrat who opted out of running for a second term due to abysmal 18% approval ratings in his home state. Flake gained notoriety for writing meager checks to Democrats and posting photos of his donations online, while making a pathetic spectacle of himself.

If there is anyone who actually cares what Cindy Lou Hensley McCain has to say about anything, they must be hiding under a rock. Her irrelevancy hasn’t kept the former 14-year-old junior rodeo queen from hiring Hollywood-based, United Talent Agency (UTA) to promote her for global speaking tours, with no success. Now characterizing herself as a “humanitarian,” she was previously outed by The Phoenix New Times as addicted to prescription painkillers. She stole pills from a medical-aid charity she headed.

The heiress and chairman of the third largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship in the country is hungry for recognition, which she garners by deprecating our Republican president. The Biden endorsement is nothing new. The entire McCain family made it known they would not vote for Donald Trump in 2016. McCain, who lost two previous presidential elections in 2000 and 2008, was consumed with jealous rage that non-politician Donald Trump was able to achieve what had eluded him. 

Open borders advocate John McCain colluded with Democrats throughout his career and repeatedly led them as he pushed for amnesty for illegals invaders he cagily referred to as “God’s children.” McCain’s efforts aided the expansion of Democrat Party. Breitbart reports that the rapid demographic changes are tilting Arizona and the entire nation toward a permanent Democrat dominance.

Largely ignored, Cindy Hensley McCain is not above lying about human trafficking to garner attention.

“As I focus on the next phase of my humanitarian endeavors, I’m thrilled to work with UTA to leverage my charitable passions to carry on my husband’s legacy by reaching new audiences and continuing to improve the lives of others,” solemnly intones Cindy.

If she thinks endorsing theHarris Biden Administration(Biden’s 4-second video admission) will achieve her goal, Cindy’s sadly mistaken.


Biden-supporter Flake no comprende conservatism

August 31, 2020

Radical hate monger Jeff Flake despises Pres. Trump more than he cherishes USA

It’s impossible to generate sympathy for a coreless political has-been who cloaks his brazen ego and flagrant ignorance in sanctimonious-laced pomposity, though watching Jeff Flake remind Arizona voters why he was unable to run for a second senate term due to his abysmal 18% approval rating in his home state, is instructive.

Flake recently appeared on CNN, telling leftist host Christiane Amanpour that he believes that “on important issues of American democracy,” former Vice President Joe Biden is “more conservative than the president is.” A John McCain protégé, the aptly named Flake was unable to give any rational explanation, so we’ll draw the distinctions for him:

President Donald Trump’s business career provided the tools to increase jobs and employment to historic highs, as he advocates for lower taxes, securing our border, and expansion of parental choice in education. He is pro-life and a strong Second Amendment supporter. Under his guidance, the US is energy independent, a dream never achieved by previous administrations. Globalism, integral to Socialist George Soros’ borderless nations vision and embraced by Flake, has been discarded as Trump wisely rejected the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Iran nuclear deal and the constricting Paris climate accords.

Pres. Trump has added two new justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and filled federal judicial vacancies. Acquaint yourself with his first term accomplishments and the social programs he has instituted.

Then do yourself a favor and read Patrick Buchanan‘s,A Most Consequential Presidency,” which expands on Trump’s unprecedented and powerful impact on the United States of America. It’s obviously not on Jeff Flake’s reading list.

Jeff Flake’s hero Joe Biden, a Washington insider for nearly 50 years, is now holed up in his basement bunker, emerging only to utter inanities, such as saying he would “shut down the entire country” if a second surge of the Coronavirus surfaces. No wonder Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want him to participate in the presidential debates that are an essential aspect of presidential elections.

In his 2017 140-page pamphlet masquerading as a book with the stolen title, “Conscience of a Conservative,” Jeff Flake wrote:

“Seemingly overnight, the word globalist became a grave insult among people in my party who also call themselves ‘conservative.”  In this country, we are less than 5 percent of the world’s population. We are 20 percent of the world’s economic output. And if we don’t trade, we don’t grow. Given the alternatives, I’ll take the globalist moniker, thank you.”


RNC Night 3: Pres. Trump acclaimed by powerful, diverse speakers

August 27, 2020

Wednesday night’s theme “Land of Opportunity,” couldn’t have been more fitting. The opening prayer was offered by Rabbi Aryeh Spero, a dedicated supporter of Pres. Donald J. Trump.

Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, Kellyanne Conway, Keith Kellogg, Jack Brewer, Madison Cawthorn, Scott Dane, Clarence Henderson, Ryan Holets, Michael McHale, Burgess Owens, and Lara Trump all spoke fervently in support of the president.

The impressive list of speakers included numerous women, including one who was unknown and another we are accustomed to seeing at press conferences, who stunned with her personal story.

Sister Dede Byrne, is a surgeon, who served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and ultimately as a nun with Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts, all the while providing medical care. Her appearance at the GOP Convention on behalf of pro-life President Trump, added a compelling dimension to the list of speakers that included political and sports leaders.

We know Kayleigh McEnany as the White House press secretary and Harvard Law School graduate, but didn’t expect the personal story she shared.

Juxtapose the insights and profound commitment these distinct voices bring in their support for Pres. Donald Trump’s reelection against the fact that Joe Biden, first elected in 1970, has accomplished nothing other than advocating for bigger government, higher taxes, echoing the BLM mantra of defunding the police and less freedom. Biden, who often appears incoherent, remains silent on the rioters, looters, arsonists and murderers destroying lives and American cities. He has repeatedly offended black Americans, most recently with his noxiously insulting statement, “If you vote for Trump,you ain’t black.” Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones, a black, lifelong Democrat, speaking in support of Pres. Trump, disagrees with Biden.

Arizonans Republicans are all too familiar with political duplicity, and pay it little heed. Jeff Flake, a single-term U.S. Senator came out against Pres. Trump and saw his own approval numbers plummet to 18%, causing him to abandon his reelection campaign. The aptly named Flake, hungry for attention, has no constituency other than his own flakey has-been echo chamber, as detailed in this Daily Caller article.

Businessman Donald Trump ran for the presidency and was elected over a career politician in 2016. With our help, he’ll do it again.