Scorned Jeff the Flake’s irrelevant sideshow

May 12, 2020

In the days before computers and cell phones offered every bizarre enticement, there were sideshows that accompanied state fairs and were the staples of circuses. For a quarter, you could see sword swallowers, fire breathers, unfortunates born with anomalies that rendered them otherwise unemployable and the bearded or tattooed woman (now available free of charge in the grocery store aisles). Oddities were intriguing.

Arizona has had its share over the years. There was a Phoenix record store on Central Avenue that was actually shaped like a gigantic record. Now records are a relic and the building is long gone. Tovrea Castle, a 100+ year old home resembling a wedding cake perched on a hill surrounded by cactus, still stands. Newcomers viewing it from a nearby freeway wonder what it is.

We also had Jeff Flake, a single term U.S. Senator whose home state favorability ratings plunged to a low of 18%, causing him to “retire” rather than face the embarrassment of being kicked to the curb. His relatives in his birthplace of Snowflake, Arizona — named in part for an ancestral grandfather — are not his fans. Never known as a deep thinker, he made a fool of himself during the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Narcissist Flake also tweeted a photo of his check to Democrat Sheriff Paul Penzone’s 2016 campaign, writing “County over Party“ in the memo line. He needn’t have bothered, since open borders socialist billionaire George Soros funneled $3 million to Penzone, who immediately after his election, welcomed illegal invaders as “guests.”

 FrontPagemag’s Daniel Greenfield writes, Republicans for Biden” Off To a Great Start, featuring Jeff Flake. We urge you to read it.

Flake so loathes Pres. Donald Trump, that he is supporting frail, dementia sufferer, Joe Biden. In a compatible pairing Flake is joined by John McCain’s longtime campaign operative, Steve Schmidt. FrontPage commentator Greenfield, sums up Flake with these well chosen words:

“Can’t you just see the Jeff Flake ads script themselves? We are after all talking about giants who have defined what it means to be obscure, forgotten, and generally irrelevant.”

Seeing Red AZ takes a single, minor exception. Flake was only a “giant” within the confines of his own skull.


Reacting to outcry, AZ Gov. Ducey OKs partial reopenings

May 5, 2020

Ducey will also be on hand to greet President Trump today

Bowing to pressure, Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an Executive Order allowing salons and barber shops to resume appointment-based services this Friday, May 8. Restaurants and coffee shops will be able to resume dine-in services with physical distancing measures on Monday, May 11.

This is the official “Whereas” laden document, complete with an embossed gold state seal, official signature and attested to by the illegible signature of the AZ Secretary of State.

Massive rallies by citizens who desperately want to get back to work, and were armed with petitions demanding his recall, obviously pushed Doug Ducey’s sensible buttons.

Gov. Ducey, keenly aware of the need to placate Arizona conservatives, will be on hand to welcome President Trump today. We should not forget, however, that along with McCain and Flake, Ducey intentionally boycotted Donald Trump‘s initial Phoenix Convention Center campaign rally in July 2015. So many supporters requested tickets, the venue had to be moved three times to accommodate the enormous crowd, though many still had to be turned away due to fire code restrictions.

Pres. Trump will be in Phoenix touring a Honeywell facility producing protective face masks. Sen. Martha McSally is accompanying the president to Arizona on Air Force One. U.S. Reps. Debbie Lesko (CD-8) and Paul Gosar (CD-4) are also flying from D.C. to Phoenix with President Trump.


Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee teams with Dems against Trump

January 9, 2020

Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, threw a temper tantrum worthy of a three-year-old following a lengthy Wednesday White House briefing on Iran, in which the senators were requested to be circumspect in their discussions of the issue. The words he used to describe the request were, “Insulting, unacceptable, unconstitutional and un-American.” 

Lee bizarrely stated the Trump administration’s handling of the conflict so far has moved him to support a Democrat-led effort to rein in President Donald Trump’s authority to “take the nation to war.” Lee is partnering with Hillary Clinton’s former running mate Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat.

In fact, President Trump’s decisive actions in authorizing the airstrike targeting brutal murderer Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, had exactly the opposite effect, deescalating a war scenario. During his lifetime, the ruthless Soleimani was celebrated as a “living martyr” by the Ayatollah Khamenei.

Uncharacteristically, Utah’s other senator Mitt Romney, parted company with Lee saying, “The president took action, which I think was effective in removing a terrible person who has done terrible things,” Romney said, referring to Soleimani. “And there’s great upside from that action.”

It’s worth remembering Lee, like his doppelganger former single-term Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, said he voted for independent presidential candidate and co-religionist Evan McMullin in protest of Donald Trump in 2016.

Mistakenly regarded as a conservative, Lee was reportedly on a short list being considered to fill the U. S. Supreme Court vacancy that resulted with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Federal appellate judge Brett Kavanaugh was ultimately nominated and confirmed for the position after enduring a despicable, though baseless character assassination by leftist extremists who wanted to stall the appointment and maintain the court’s Democrat majority.

If renegade Mike Lee ever wears a robe, it will be the one he dons after his shower.


Latest scheme to derail Pres. Trump has flaky fingerprints

January 2, 2020

Impeachment plot has a new, out-of-office colluder

The shifty, downcast eyes, crooked nose and the finger thrust pensively lip-ward looked familiar, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen the extraordinarily unpopular one-term Republicrat Sen. Jeff Flake. He was so detested, he had to forego running for reelection due to abysmal 18% approval ratings in his home state.

To call Jeff Flake out for his arrogant disconnect with Arizona voters would be the height of understatement. To compound his spiteful, deceitful nature and his alliance with Barack Obama, he is also a dedicated anti-Trumper, suffering a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Now Flake has reemerged with a nefarious impeachment scheme, turning the Constitution on its head, exposed by Cheryl K. Chumley, author and opinion editor for The Washington Times. She begins her vitally important column with these words: “There’s a new impeachment strategy to oust President Donald Trump from office that’s floating about town and it’s one that goes like this: Vote. In. Secret.”

It’s imperative we are armed with this crucial information as we begin 2020. Take time to read,Trump haters floating secret Senate impeachment trial vote are cowardly anti-Americans.”

After you read it, send it on to other patriotic Americans on your list and urge them to do the same. Be a link to exposing this latest plot to remove President Trump, which began in earnest following his inauguration and continues despite his massive list of accomplishments on behalf of the American people.


Anti-Trumper Lindsey Graham opportunistically contorts into Trump supporter

November 4, 2019

McMaverick’s inseparable sidekick magically transforms, but can he be trusted?

Republicans are symbolized by the elephant for good reason. We share the animal’s strength, intellect and determination. We also possess long memories, a trait for which the impressive creatures are noted.

These characteristics are relevant in the context of political battles and alliances as they relate to besieged President Trump. Democrats and RINOcrats hammer him daily. Trump antagonist Mitt Romney, who deceivingly courted president-elect Trump, desperate to be named secretary of state, also campaigned with anti-Trump McCain, drawing less than stellar crowds. This Arizona Independent News Network cartoon and report links to a SRAZ post on an abysmal turnout. McCain returned the favor, though he fumblingly introduced Romney (video) as “President Obama.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a McCain devotee, appears to have moderated his stance on President Trump, advocating against the covert proceedings as the dems attempt to invalidate the 2016 election via impeachment.  Many conservatives remain skeptical of Graham’s newfound support of the president he routinely assailed when his loyal partner McCain was still above ground. Bachelor Graham described his relationship with McCain, stating, “It was a political marriage.”

Suddenly Graham, up for reelection in 2020, is a fervent supporter of President Trump. Graham is keenly aware his home state of South Carolina gave all nine of its electoral votes to Donald Trump, who carried the state with 54.9% to Hillary’s 40.7%.

Lest anyone be lulled into thinking Lindsey Graham has done a complete turnaround. This was Graham in December 2015 — 4 short years ago — appearing on CNN.

 Graham accused Donald Trump of being a “race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot, the ISIL Man of the Year, undercutting everything we stand for, empowering our enemy… culminating with…“and you know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell!”

Sens. Graham, McCain, and Romney (elected in Utah, Jan. 2019), joined by now ex-senator Jeff Flake, all publicly stated they would not vote for Trump in 2016. 

Romney and Flake have one other area of significance in common.  Flake had an 18% approval rating in his home state of Arizona, causing him to abandon his campaign for a second senate term. Romney is polling at exactly the same nationally, with only 18 % having a positive image of Romney, according to this NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Sunday. Romney opposes additional funding for a border wall. Utah is well on its way to becoming a sanctuary state.

Trusting opportunist Lindsey Graham is a fool’s errand.


McPolitics as usual? Robert Graham eyes state legislature

October 14, 2019

Over a year and three funerals later, it was natural to assume we had heard the last of John McCain.

Nope.

Last week, the local Hillary-endorsing newspaper contained an insert with a smirking John McCain in full color gracing the cover page. It was headlined, “2nd shot for McCain vision,” describing an “ideas competition,” though sounding more like a threat than a promise. The failing newspaper still worships at the McCain altar, routinely covering him and his family.

Now we’re hearing that McCain sycophant Robert Graham, a former AZ GOP chairman, and the CEO of ROI Global Partners, a lobbying and public relations group promising “World Class Results,” is weighing the idea of running for a state House seat in Legislative District 15. Both House seats will be open due to the current members going head-to-head competing for the single senate seat. No doubt it will be a cakewalk for slickster McCain protégé Graham.

He has now reconfigured himself as a solid Trump supporter though he boycotted Trump’s initial Phoenix campaign rally that had to be moved twice to larger venues to accommodate the enormous crowd. Graham was conveniently “out of town.”  John McCain and Jeff Flake made no such excuses. They refused to support Donald Trump even as he was the Republican nominee. Both stated neither they nor their families would vote for Trump — who became president without them.

Was it a coincidence or gratitude that Robert Graham’s namesake son, Rob, was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy by John McCain?


MC Assessor Paul Petersen indicted in multi-state adoption fraud & Updates

October 10, 2019

Things are not looking good for Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen.  Following raids on his home and law office, he’s been indicted in a bizarre international adoption scheme involving bringing pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to homes that he owned until they gave birth. The maneuver involved paying birth mothers and unlawfully selling the babies to adoptive parents. Initially, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Utah Attorney General’s Office were involved in charging Petersen. But he has not escaped the attention of authorities in Arkansas where 19 federal felony charges relating to smuggling, wire fraud, mail fraud, visa fraud, and money laundering have been filed against him.

There is a quirky angle to this strange case. If the Marshall Islands sound familiar, it’s because a remote one of them was a favorite haunt of single term AZ Sen. Jeff Flake. Younger and buff as a congressman, and consumed by fits of bravado, he ventured there alone…except for his tripod and camera.

It was not happenstance that this remote chain of islands caught the attention of Flake and Petersen. They are also a prolific base for LDS Church proselytizing, and are where Petersen served his two-year church mission.

Petersen’s chatty bio on the assessor’s website describes him as a fifth-generation Arizonan with ties to territorial days, a husband and father of four and most interestingly, “continues to practice law from his Mesa-based law office…and remains committed to helping people all across the country in their effort to adopt children. He has helped guide families through this complicated process for nearly 15 years and has provided counsel for adoptive and birth parents alike in hundreds of adoption cases since the beginning of his adoption practice.” Peterson further notes he is admitted to practice law in Arizona and several other states. Petersen did double duty as general counsel for Bright Star Adoptions, an agency that operates out of the same building as his law office. His legal bio remains accessible on the State Bar’s website.

The 32-count AZ Attorney General’s indictment (visible here) alleges conspiracy, theft, forgery and 29 counts of fraudulent schemes.

Petersen and his co-defendant Lynwood Jennet, a Marshallese woman who aided in the fraud, are accused in the indictment of illegally obtaining services from Arizona’s Medicaid system for the women, while falsely claiming the women were Arizona residents. Petersen is accused of bilking the state out of $814,000, according to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. On his (now inaccessible) law office website, Petersen noted he charges $40,000 per adoption.

During Petersen’s initial court appearance, a $500,000 cash bond was ordered as well as the relinquishment of his passport, since he is deemed a potential flight risk.

Paul Petersen remains in jail and Arizona elected officials are demanding he step down from his post as Maricopa County Assessor. Duane Kees, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas announced at a Wednesday news conference that if Petersen is found guilty of all of the federal charges in Arkansas alone, he could be sentenced up to 315 years in prison and be fined $5 million.

Oct. 28, 2019: The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to suspend Paul Petersen for 120 days from his position as Maricopa County Assessor citing “neglect of duty.”  The board does not have the authority to remove him from office. He has been in police custody since Oct. 8.

Oct. 28, 2019: Petersen posted bond and was released from custody.

Dec. 10, 2019: Divorce filing adds to Paul Peterson’s problems

Beleaguered County Assessor Paul Petersen has even more problems in addition to the over 60 felony charges, filed in three states. On December 9, 2019, Petersen’s wife of 13 years filed for divorce. The couple has 4 minor children. According to the divorce filing documents, Raquel Petersen says the marriage is “irretrievably broken and without a reasonable prospect of reconciliation.” She alleges that “during their marriage and without her knowledge,” Paul Petersen “dissipated, wasted, encumbered, transferred, hid and concealed community funds for his own personal benefit.”

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6590346-RPetersenFiling.html

 

 


Jeff Flake morphs into rabid Trump-hating preacher

October 1, 2019

Religion of the absurd with a flaky fraud in the pulpit

Jeff Flake, whose political career crashed and burned on the pyre of his visceral Trump hatred, is now urging other congressional Republicans to abandon President Trump. Flake’s latest egocentric tantrum includes a haughty morality spin telling elected Republicans they have a moral obligation to put their principles first — even if it means risking their careers. Flake is unable to accept the fact that the president enjoys a broad base of support.

Taking his sore-loser message to the extreme leftist Washington Post (subscription required), he was, of course, given op-ed space. Flaunting a Republican, even a fraudulent one unable to draw a crowd, exudes a sophisticated panache:

 “My fellow Republicans, it is time to risk your careers in favor of your principles. Whether you believe the president deserves impeachment, you know he does not deserve reelection,” wrote Flake. “Our country will have more presidents. But principles, well, we get just one crack at those. For those who want to put America first, it is critically important at this moment in the life of our country that we all, here and now, do just that.”

“Trust me when I say that you can go elsewhere for a job. But you cannot go elsewhere for a soul.”

Narcissist Flake shown here in 2011, retired after a single senate term when he embarrassingly garnered a mere 18% approval rating in his home state. Even his relatives in the town of Snowflake, where he was born and raised, and named in part for a paternal ancestor, are identified as saying, Flake’s name is mud.” The scheming Flake who earlier in his career lobbied as a registered foreign agent in D.C. on behalf of an African uranium mining company with ties to Iran, was hired by CBS as a “contributor” in January.

Flake’s so-called principles have always been to the almighty dollar, peddling uranium and keeping the border open for his contractor cronies, desirous of cheap labor. He’s been rewarded with a well-paid seat as a board member by Arizona home builder Taylor Morrison, whose Chairman and CEO Sheryl Palmer, lavished praise on the noted word thief.

In 2016 Flake and his mentor John McCain both publicly stated neither they nor their families would vote for Donald Trump. President Trump obviously didn’t need them then. He won’t need Flake in 2020.


Irrelevant Flake contributes to Dem Penzone

September 5, 2019

Most pesky flakes vanish with a couple of applications of Head & Shoulders shampoo. But the one named Jeff keeps returning leaving unsavory residue in his path.

In the case of Jeff Flake, there is the engorged ego that accompanies the affliction. His modus operanti places his inflated opinion of himself on full display. We were exposed to his shirtless selfies in 2011 when he brought a tripod and camera along on his solitary, week long trip to a deserted Pacific island, where he narcissistically preened, lit fire without matches, and caught crabs.

Hungering for the increasingly elusive limelight he so craves, Flake, who deceptively ran as a Republican, is once again contributing to a Democrat’s campaign and informing the immediate world. Enraged by former 6-term Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s reentry into the Maricopa County sheriff’s race, Flake cut Democrat Paul Penzone a $100 check — mere peanuts compared to the $3 Million Socialist billionaire George Soros, who disdains national borders, contributed to Penzone in 2016. In the memo line the single-term petulant former senator printed, “County Over Party.” Then, of course, he put it out on Twitter.

Immediately after Penzone was sworn in as sheriff, in an obvious nod to his benefactor, Soros, he referred to illegal alien invaders as, “guests,” which unfazed amnesty proponent Flake.

This is far from flaky Flake’s first foray into the frigid waters where soulless Democrats swim. In 2017, he contributed $100 —which the frustrated photog memorialized — to now-Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, a pro-abortion liberal. Jones won in the deep red state following the politically motivated, nearly 40-year-old, unsubstantiated and impossible to verify allegations, never previously raised in Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s judicial campaigns, that he made overtures to women while they were teens and he was a young adult. In that check’s memo, Flake wrote “Country Over Party.”

Few Arizona Republicans will forget that RINOcrat Flake and his mentor John McCain each stated neither they nor their families would vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump for President. Trump’s opponent was Hillary Clinton.


Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream

August 30, 2019

Claiming he supports President Trump, ego-driven McCarthy mounts a senate challenge to incumbent Martha McSally, who has Trump’s endorsement — setting up a needless and damaging internecine battle

Here we go again. Seeking elusive perfection, some GOP politicos who should know better, enthuse over the entrance of Daniel McCarthy, an unknown entity to muddy the waters and pave the path for a second U.S. Senate Democrat. 

First, some background: Decades of frustration with John McCain and his U.S. Senate colleague, Jon Kyl, only worsened when the duo worked overtime shoehorning the eager Republicrat U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake into Kyl’s then soon-to-be-vacant senate seat.

 “Comprehensive immigration reform” the slick term used by McCain and Kyl to conceal their goal of amnesty for illegal aliens, got double-time effort from slippery Flake, formerly a registered foreign agent who represented the African country of Namibia and a uranium mine operation with ties to Iran. As a House member, he clung to his single issue of eliminating pork projects. That contrivance evaporated with the lofty title, “senator” before his name. Flake’s campaign-based lies regarding amnesty, like those of McCain and Kyl, became so overt that even the leftist Arizona Republic called him out asa coward.” Eventually, he was reduced to a single senate term due to 18% approval ratings in his home state, wisely opting not to run for reelection.

Although President Trump supports and has endorsed incumbent Martha McSally for the U.S. Senate seat, she is not sufficiently conservative for some of our perfectionist seeking compatriots, though her stellar military career and her congressional service burnish her credentials.

 

A never-before-heard-of senate wannabe named Daniel McCarthy has now announced a McSally challenge. His credentials are nil. He has never served in the state legislature or run for any city, county or statewide office, but the rarefied air of the Potomac beckons him. The Glendale resident is in his mid-30s with four young children who presumably would benefit from having a father in their daily lives. His wife created a makeup eraser that has brought them wealth. With the brashness of a political no-nothing, he has already declared he intends to self-fund, not understanding that when you bypass donors you lack dedicated supporters with skin in the game. 

McCarthy’s arrogant entrance into the senate primary will force McSally to spend money she needs for the General Election — all but guaranteeing a win for the unchallenged liberal friend of Obama, Mr. Gabby Giffords/Mark Kelly. He has already been the recipient of Socialist billionaire George Soros’ largesse. The Soros affiliated ActBlue funding leftist candidates with radical agendas has hosted D.C. fundraisers for Kelly. Soros, who abhors national borders, obviously opposes a border wall, which McSally supports. Mark Kelly seeks to gut our Constitutionally enshrined Second Amendment rights.

National GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel unequivocally supports Martha McSally as does Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward.

 

Sen. Martha McSally is by far the superior choice. Why would Trump supporting conservatives poke their thumb in the eye of the president to whom they claim allegiance to aid an untested, showboating candidate who guarantees Arizona will have two Democrat U.S. Senators?

Using a sports analogy, political novice McCarthy’s arrogant entry into this senate race should rightfully be regarded as ‘snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.’