Illegal invaders have a friend in federal judiciary

July 3, 2020

Americans have been snookered again. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly has ruled against the reasonable policy intended to halt Central American invaders by requiring hordes from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, who were caravanning by the hundreds of thousands, to first apply for asylum in countries of Guatemala or Mexico they pass through on the way to the United States.

Judge Kelly, a Trump appointee, was confirmed by a 94 – 2 vote to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia September 5, 2017.

Why would Democrats so enthusiastically vote to confirm a Trump appointee?

Though Kelly previously served as chief counsel for national security and senior crime counsel for Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, he began his career as an associate at the 14 office (including a branch in China), international law firm of Arnold & Porter founded in 1946 by Franklin Roosevelt cohorts, where his practice focused on defending product liability cases in state and federal court — hardly a qualification for the federal bench. Later, Kelly was the firm’s “loaned associate” to the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, where he represented indigent clients in civil matters.

Arnold and Porter successfully represented the government of Venezuela in its case against the United States’ Clean Air Act, on the grounds that the CAA violated World Trade Organization agreements.

The judicial vetting process needs to be strengthened.


SCOTUS turncoats: The ultimate betrayal

June 30, 2020

The United States Supreme Court has long had a predilection for Republican nominated Justices turning hard left after confirmation and donning the black robes of ultimate authority. Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy and Sandra O’Connor were prime examples of portraying themselves as conservative and then reveling in the muddy waters of being “swing votes,” aligning with liberals on major issues.

President Donald Trump is now likely feeling the same sting that Pres. Ronald Reagan endured as his nominees O’Connor and Kennedy danced with the wolves.

Neil Gorsuch, a former U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Tenth Circuit, was nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to succeed brilliant originalist Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly while on a hunting trip.

Brett Kavanaugh, a U.S. District Court Judge for the D.C. Circuit, succeeded retiring Anthony Kennedy following a contentious nominating process in which Democrats went to the mat to defeat his nomination. Pres. Trump’s support remained solid and conservatives rejoiced as the two nominees each were sworn in and took their seats on the nation’s highest court.

On the nine-member court with five Republican appointees — including Chief Justice John Roberts — the all-too-frequent lurch to the left is palpably disappointing.

Monday, Roberts jarringly joined far-left justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor in striking down Louisiana’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, concluding such patient protections violate the abortion rights mandated in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Two weeks earlier, the court ruled 5-4 against the Trump administration, saying it did not take the proper steps to end Obama’s 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects an estimated quarter of a million illegal aliens from deportation based on unable to be verified claims they entered the USA with their invading parents as young children. Roberts, ensuring a future Democrat majority voting bloc, wrote the court’s opinion, joined by the four liberal justices.

Bereaved family members making final arrangements for their loved ones at a Georgia funeral home, were forced to deal with an obvious male employee who decided to come to work in drag. His employer asked him to return to his usual mode of dress, which he claimed infringed on his right of free expression as a newly configured transgender male. Gerald Bostock’s outrageous claim was persuasive. In a June 15, 2020, 6-3 ruling, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion. Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh were in the minority authoring dissents, voting for sanity.

Chief Justice John Roberts, portrayed as a conservative when nominated by President George W. Bush, joined his liberal colleagues in all three cases.


SCOTUS hurls more havoc at besieged USA

June 19, 2020

Transgenderism given cover of normalcy, illegals magically legalized

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court many of us were proclaiming as turning a corner with two Trump appointees, veered off, instead, into unbridled legal hinterlands.

While Americans are staggering in the wake of a deadly pandemic and cities under siege as marauding bands of thugs use the deaths of now martyred criminals to loot, plunder, demand defunding of police and tear down historic monuments, we are told by the Supremes that we must redefine sexuality.

It’s a load worthy of mythical Atlas, who bore the sky aloft. But instead of a Greek titan of legend, it will be us and future generations who will have to hoist this absurdity.

Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz does as fine a job as we’ve seen explaining what was just thrown at us in this 6-3 opinion in which Justice Neil Gorsuch turned John Robertsish and voted with the court’s liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, caving to the ACLU legal team. Pres. Trump’s other Supreme Court appointee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, joined Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas in dissenting.

Read Horowitz’ “SCOTUS decision redefining sexuality will wreak havoc on society.”

Want even more? Horowitz also provides this earlier overview: “Conservatives get massacred by fake ‘conservative’ SCOTUS.”

Legal scholar Mark Levin weighed in on the Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of Univ. of California case, in which the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that DHS’ rescission of DACA was “arbitrary and capricious.” Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, were in the minority as Chief Justice Roberts once again joined with the liberals.

Levin asserted “this week the Supreme Court did more damage to the rule of law and the Constitution than the rioters in the streets.”

Chief Justice John Roberts shiftily contended that “the dispute before the Court is not whether DHS may rescind DACA. All parties agree that it may. The dispute is instead primarily about the procedure the agency followed in doing so.”

DACA is the facile acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program thrust upon us as an executive action by Barack Obama in 2012. DACA worked hand-in-hand with another scam known as the D.R.E.A.M. Act. The acronym stood for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. It was introduced as S.1291. The 2002 bill was drafted before the speech police ruled the words “illegal” and “alien” unacceptable, so they were used extensively throughout the bill.

Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion asserted that the majority decision “must be recognized for what it is: an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision.

Renown former Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes is quoted as saying, “The longing for certainty is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion.”


Fake news takes a sentimental journey

May 24, 2020

President Trump often cites valid reasons to refer to the media as fake. It has grotesquely mischaracterized him since the previously non–political businessman first entered the political arena — formally announcing his candidacy on June 16, 2015, with a campaign rally and speech at Trump Tower in New York City.

Rallies launched him with Americans as nothing else could. His initial Phoenix one held July 14, 2015, energized Arizonans much to the dismay of the radically left Arizona Republic, which later endorsed scandal-plagued Hillary. Trump filled large venues in both Las Vegas and Phoenix on that same day, with lines snaking around downtown blocks in the scorching heat to gain access to the Phoenix Convention Center, where he was met with rousing cheers, which continued to punctuate his speech. Trump was joined on stage by crowd pleasing Sheriff Joe Arpaio, further inflaming the editorialists. The terrified newspaper, sensing the coming conservative revolution, coarsely dismissed the ticket carrying crowd of 5,000 as a “preposterous guesstimate” of “angry white people,”  “ripe for demagoguery.” Trump’s message was mocked as “obnoxious caterwauling.”

Despite the fake news’ continuing attempts to marginalize him, Donald Trump not only won, but swept the country. Under his guidance as president, we have enjoyed the strongest economy and historically lowest unemployment, until the Wuhan Coronavirus global pandemic turned the worldwide financial system on its head. He has successfully nominated two conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and filled numerous vacancies on the federal district courts, returning sanity to the judicial system. For his efforts, congressional leftists impeached him, though he was not removed from office, since the senate maintains a GOP majority, albeit slim.

The local newspaper despises our very effective president and is intent on diminishing him. Instead it’s the Arizona Republic that is on life support.

It was interesting, then, that the far-left newspaper recently took a pathetically wistful walk down Memory Lane as its front page was filled with previous Page One headlines nostalgically commemorating its glory days when it was widely read, beginning with its inception as the Arizona Republican,130 years ago. The Viewpoints section was topped with an oversized photo of Eugene and Nina Pulliam, the newspaper’s longtime conservative owners and publishers before it repulsively transmogrified into a radical rag following their deaths. What is preposterous is under their photo is this deceitful headline:

“In 1946, The Republic promised to do good — that vow remains.”

“Doing good” does not entail lying about conservatives and continually promoting political extremists.

Hemorrhaging subscriptions, the desperate, fetidly partisan newspaper is now offering $1 a week special offers, and even at that giveaway price, there are few takers. Venom still oozes from its pages. Today’s edition runs this suicidal topper to a column:

“Why doesn’t McSally love communists; Trump does.”


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.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s egocentric big gamble

May 6, 2020

Americans deserve better than seriously ill 87-year-old

Years ago there was a televised game show known as ‘Beat the Clock.’ The premise involved contestants trying to complete challenges to win prizes before the clicking clock ran out of time. Justice Ginsburg must have been a fan.

According to this terse May 5, 2020 press release from the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back in the hospital.  What appears to be a serious condition, especially at age 87, is made to sound like a walk in the park.  She’ll be teleconferencing oral arguments from her hospital bed, we are told. Ginsburg earlier survived several bouts of colon and pancreatic cancer.

Two previous press releases attest to her deteriorating health, this one dated August 23, 2019. After three months of silence the next “update” was November 23, 2019. Promised further updates from PIO Kathleen Arberg were never posted. Apparently the American people are looked upon as mushrooms, by the SCOTUS PR Department. Our role is to be kept in the dark and fed manure.

In 2018 Ginsburg stated her intention to stay on the court for five more years, hoping to surpass what she believes to be President Trump’s time in office. She pointed to the example of Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired at 90.

“I am sure she wants to stay on the court until the end of the Trump presidency if she can,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, and a liberal who called on Ginsburg to retire in 2014, when Barack Obama was president and Democrats controlled the Senate.

The undercurrents are many. Ginsburg, a radical leftist former ACLU lawyer, was appointed to the high court by Bill Clinton. Her dream, that never materialized, was for her successor to be appointed by Hillary Clinton, another blunderous miscalculation since Donald Trump clobbered the scandal-plagued Democrat standard bearer. 

Meanwhile, the ancient extremist, who has been videotaped saying she’s not a fan of the U.S. Constitution, and has fallen asleep when she’s expected to be alert, continues to hang on by a tenuous thread, hoping demented Biden will name her replacement.

Her glib reason for falling asleep during Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech was that she’d had too much to drink before attending andwas not 100% sober.” (video admission.) The political double standard was evidenced by newscasters who found that comment to be humorous.  Does anyone believe their reaction would have been the same if those words were uttered by a 90-year-old Republican justice? CNN slickly dubbed the outrageous episode “Power napping.”


Politics invades bench? Dem judge removes GOP incumbent from ballot

May 1, 2020

Corporation Commissioner Boyd Dunn off ballot after petition circulator admits forgeries

In what sounds like politics on steroids, Republican Corporation Commissioner Boyd Dunn has been unceremoniously removed from the ballot. One of the petition circulators gathering signatures to place his name on the ballot for reelection to a second term has admitted she forged signatures. For her criminal act, Dunn, a former Chandler City Councilman and Mayor and retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge with a long history of community service, is being punished for acts he neither authorized nor committed. This is his impressive bio page.

The opinion removing Commissioner Boyd Dunn from the ballot was rendered by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Roger Brodman, who determined that Dunn was 92 signatures short of qualifying for the ballot. Both Brodman and his wife, Diane Johnsen, a member of the Arizona Court of Appeals, were appointed to their judicial posts by hard-left Gov. Janet Napolitano, who abandoned her gubernatorial post midterm to join the Obama administration as Homeland INsecurity chieftain.

Taking a heavy-handed approach, Brodman wrote, “A petition circulator’s falsification of signatures or the execution of a verification she knows to be materially inaccurate invalidates all the accompanying signatures.” That paragraph is worth rereading. The petition gatherer is an 18-year-old looking for a quick buck. Firms that specialize in this business pay the circulators by the number of signatures they collect, which they supposedly guarantee are legitimate electors.

Brodman’s decision effectively destroys Dunn’s attempt for a second term on the five-member board, which has wide-ranging authority, including regulating and setting rates for utilities.

Prior to attending law school, Brodman appropriately earned a  B.S. degree in engineering. He’s putting that to work from the bench.

Boyd Dunn’s attorney Jack Wilenchik intends to appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court Judge Brodman’s decision to remove Commissioner Dunn from the ballot. More rational minds can only hope reason will prevail over politics.


Fact-free politics exemplified by Dem. Mark Kelly

April 27, 2020

Beware of Soros funded Democrats bearing deceit

Before he retired, far too young at age 88, Dr. Thomas Sowell, the brilliant economist and conservative surveyor of the American scene wrote a column titled, “Fact-Free Politics.” Although this particular commentary, written prior to the Wuhan Coronavirus global pandemic, dealt with science and economics, his premise remains relevant in these unprecedented times, when healthy Americans are quarantined — unable to go to work or school — due to a virus that originated in China while the rest of the world was subjected to its misinformation campaign.

The relevance exists because election year politics never take a break. Widespread unemployment doesn’t affect candidates who emulate China and flood the airwaves with distorted disinformation. 

Democrat Mark Kelly, the unemployed husband of former AZ U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, has a variation on Cinderella’s fairy godmother, who provided her with a gold coach and enabled her to go to the ball and meet Prince Charming. Kelly’s Socialist benefactor George Soros, facilitates Kelly’s fundraising through his over 206 U. S. sub-rosa organizations. Act Blue, which has hosted D.C. fundraisers for Kelly, isn’t on this list.

Kelly began running ads in March in advance of the August 4, primary election. They are filled with slick copy aimed at erasing his leftism, falsely portraying him as a savior when it comes to drug prices and never using the hot button word “Democrat,” a slick deception that worked successfully for far left Kyrsten Sinema, who magically reinvented herself as a senate candidate. For a memory jogger, we direct you toKyrsten Sinema’s devious metamorphosis.” It lays the groundwork for Mark Kelly’s deceptive political tactics.

This is the March 31, 2020 mandated Federal Election Commission report. It’s been reported that many of John McCain’s top donors have shifted their allegiance to Democrat Kelly, which should not surprise anyone who‘s been paying attention.

President Trump has unequivocally endorsed incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally, even inviting her to share the stage with him at his spectacular Feb. 19th Phoenix rally.

Voters shouldn’t be conned by Kelly’s ads falsely claiming he will bring down the price of prescription drugs. What he actually is committed to bringing down is President Trump, who he acknowledged he would have voted to impeach in the Democrat-led Senate sham. That fakery drove his fundraising efforts among leftists who desire to turn Arizona blue.  Democrats are motivated by their desperation to hamstring President Trump’s judicial appointments. During his first term, he replaced two retiring Supreme Court Justices with Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, who desperate Senate Dems tried in vain to destroy. He’s filled federal bench vacancies with constitutionalists, fulfilling his promise to appoint judges who will protect and honor the Constitution and the rule of law.

Mark Kelly is a hand-picked soldier in the hard left cabal intent on flipping the senate and restricting American’s Second Amendment rights.

Kelly, along with wife Giffords, operates the major gun control groups* Giffords PAC which between its hybrid PAC and 501(c)(4) nonprofit Giffords, spent nearly $7 million to aid Democrat congressional candidates in 2018. Watch for those restrictive efforts to intensify.

* PAC Information: Center for Responsive Politics.


Fed. Judge wants to bring San Francisco’s woes to AZ

April 20, 2020

Due to the ravages of a viral global pandemic, America is in lock-down. Businesses are shuttered. Schools are closed. Families cannot visit dying loved ones in hospitals. We are urged to wear face masks when leaving on urgent errands such as buying groceries in stores that feature bare shelves. Under quarantine, jobs have evaporated and multitudes worry how to pay for necessities. The unparalleled, booming Trump economy tanked overnight. Jobless claims have exceeded 20 million in four weeks, inflicting a toll on the labor force not seen since the Great Depression.

Thankfully, there’s an answer — provided by no less than a retired Federal Magistrate Judge right here in Arizona.  Charles Ryhiner Pyle’s response to the unprecedented calamity we are facing is to put a bit of sunshine on the dire situation. Not as a disinfectant, mind you, but as in flinging open prison doors and releasing inmates.

His commentary, given space in the seriously failing Arizona Republic, is shocking in its bizarre disconnect to reality.

Among the list of those he advocates for release are drug addicts, many here illegally, claiming, “substance use disorder is a disease that has been criminalized with devastating outcomes for our society.”

Heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines are not “substances.” They are illicit drugs that have disastrous effects not only on the addicts, who are frequently pushers, but on their families and the victims they hook to pay for their next dose. Cancer is a disease, Judge. Drug addiction, exemplified by putting a needle in your arm or powder up your nose, is a choice.

Pyle, who is concerned about the prisoner’s close quarters exposing them to Coronavirus, writes:

“Those 3,695 prisoners should be released to the community for evaluation and treatment since Coronavirus presents a much greater threat to this population. A virus outbreak in any of these Arizona correctional institutions puts prisoners and staff at grave risk, as well as placing an incredible burden on a health-care system and workers already facing a desperate crisis.

The stress of these dangers on prisoners and staff, and their families, will become overwhelming, particularly if no meaningful action is taken. This is no time for hopeful complacency. Now is the time for unbiased analysis, courageous plans and bold actions.”

For this brilliance, Judge Pyle was earning between $161,338 and $184,072, and now drawing a solid retirement, paid for by law abiding taxpayers who he wants to make easy prey for the criminals he thinks should be released among us — with no prospect of jobs or places to live.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise when they become recidivists, reverting to criminality to subsist.

Radical policies such as those advocated by far left Judge Pyle have turned San Francisco into a haven of homelessness, with addicts sleeping on rat infested sidewalks piled with human feces and syringes. Under San Francisco language guidelines passed in August 2019, criminals and ex-cons will henceforth be known as “justice-involved” persons or “returning residents.”

It’s a good bet Judge Pyle wishes he came up with such fanciful language.


Reckless Schumer threatens Supreme Court Justices

March 5, 2020

Addressing a gathering of abortion supporters outside the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, an out-of-control Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued threats against the two most recently appointed justices. The court is hearing arguments in a challenge by a Louisiana abortion clinic to a state law passed in 2014 requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of their facilities.

Democrat Schumer’s wild rant began with these intimidating words: “I want to tell you, [Neil] Gorsuch, I want to tell you, [Brett] Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

In this unusual written comment, Chief Justice John Roberts responded, “Statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous.” Justice Roberts added, “All members of the Court will continue do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”         

Schumer, a U.S. Senator with a Harvard law degree — though he never practiced law, opting instead for a political career — would be expected to have more decorum, but that attribute is in short supply among repressive* Democrats these days. They are tormented by the realization that their leading presidential candidates are Marxists or suffering from dementia. Immensely popular President Donald Trump, whom they failed to remove, is delivering on his promises including a growing economy, historically high employment, superb judicial appointments to the federal and Supreme Court benches. Acquaint yourself with his unparalleled list of accomplishments here.

Obviously lacking a sense of decorum and propriety, Schumer has long been described as an “incorrigible publicity hound.” Former Sen. Bob Dole once quipped that “the most dangerous place in Washington is between Charles Schumer and a television camera.” 

In the case of his despicable behavior at the Supreme Court, the least he deserves is censure.

* SRAZ is waging a campaign against the word “progressive,“ which liberals decided to use to make them appear forward thinking. They are not forward thinking, but are regressive on nearly every level. When conservatives use the word, “progressive,” they are playing directly into the hard left’s hands and doing their bidding. Regressive is a more appropriate description.