Hillary: “Bordering” on McBehavior

October 9, 2015

Babeu, Clinton and McCain all shameless reruns

Almost six years ago, Arizona’s very senior U.S. Senator and the Pinal County Sheriff took a stroll along the Arizona-Sonora border. They were, of course, accompanied by TV cameras and campaign consultants.

Sheriff Paul Babeu and Señor Juan McAmnesty were unified in embracing the popular posture of border security, including the senatorial utterance, “Complete the danged fence!

The deceptive duo and Hillary Clinton have a lot in common; doing or saying whatever is politically expedient. As a member of Obama’s administration, Hillary continually praised the flawed Pacific Trade deal. CNN actually counted 45 times she pushed the scheme. But as a desperate candidate lagging in the polls, Hillary now opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) she previously supported, prompting mocking responses from several of her Democrat presidential rivals.

All three of these hypocrites are once again candidates. McCain, who immediately after getting reelected, developed a case of amnesia regarding the fence and instead with his junior senator Jeff Flake, Marco Rubio and contingent of liberals McCain characterizes as “bi-partisans,” put together the amnesty pushing Gang of Eight. Though he will be 80 by Election Day, he’s running for yet another 6-year term.

Babeu shelved his previous congressional campaign when news of his gay romance with an illegal alien and photos he wished he never took, hit the news.  But Babeu is back in the First Congressional District race again, no doubt feeling “sophisticated” voters have become blasé to homosexual exploits since Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner has made such issues trendy.

Babeu’s border buddy McCain abandoned him last cycle after his house playing with now former beau Jose Orozco became too hot for the dodging codger. As he dithers in his dotage, McCain’s  mission is clear: to turn “the world’s greatest deliberative body” into “the nation’s most exclusive Senior Day Care Center,” to give him a place to wile away his time, no matter the consequence to Arizona or our nation. Babeu doubtless aims to one day play house while in the U.S. House.

Despite McCain’s notorious lapses in memory, his sense of political survival never leaves him, The only thing that exceeds that sense of survival is his own shameless hypocrisy. It was on display during that TV commercial in 2010, as he lied about legislation, lied about completing the fence, and established a non-border sheriff with a checkered past as a “border authority.”

A tough primary campaign and $30 million later, once safely re-elected McCain returned to his old ways as we had been warned, sponsoring amnesty for illegals with his infamous Gang of Eight. 

And Hillary? She’s now dancing to the two-step used by McCain in 2010. How else to explain her reversal on TPP? Regardless of her switchbacks on numerous  issues, there is one policy position that Hillary will never abandon— she is all in for amnesty. In fact, recent reports predict that illegal aliens who are illegally registered to vote in the U.S. may give her the margin of votes she needs to win the presidency. They will be joined by John McCain, who has called Hillary Clinton a “rock star” he could support.

Newcomers to Arizona’s political scene need this dose of truth. They won’t get it  in the local media.

Americans deliberately being mislead on economy

October 6, 2015

Just days ago, in a report titled, “Grim Jobs Report Is Likely to Delay a Move by the Fed on Rates,” the New York Times wrote of the unexpectedly dismal job growth last month casting a shadow on the nation’s economy.” The newspaper described Friday’s government report as sending analysts scrambling for adjectives like “dreadful,” “a body blow” and “grim” to describe just how disappointing they found the latest employment figures.

The U.S. Department of Labor oddly boasted that the jobless rate held steady at 5.1 percent in September — despite wage gains stalling, the labor force shrinking and employers creating far fewer positions than they had been averaging in recent months. The latest Employment Summary makes clear that American workers are still failing to take home the kind of monetary rewards normally expected from a recovery that has being going on for more than six years.

If the staggering economy were a patient, it would be on life support.

So why does the USAToday edition — tucked into the anorexic Arizona Republic in an effort to give it heft — report that the Army has hit its target for recruits in 2015, exceeding its goal, because “the improving economy has offered young men and women more job options….”

The obvious takeaway is that the lackluster economy offers few opportunities, lessening employment choices and causing youth, who might have other aspirations, to sign up for the military as they seek a steady income.

There appear to be major discrepancies in economic analysis among the sources. Then again, does anyone actually put any faith in the rosier numbers coming out of the Obama administration with Thomas Perez — the exceedingly left-wing and political former Assistant Attorney General in Obama’s DOJ — now in the position of Secretary of Labor? Here is Perez announcing his intention to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in a May 2012 news clip.

AZ Republic’s skewed “viewpoints” expose bias

September 28, 2015

Newspaper makes no effort to provide balance

Sunday’s edition of the Arizona Republic is a classic, rife with examples of the leftward lurch that underscores the entire failing publication. For the untutored reader it would be easy to mistake the page topping headlines “Viewpoints Sunday” and “Opinions” as vehicles delivering a variety of vantage points. That is obviously not the case.

There’s the requisite piece of open borders blather from Linda Valdez, the resident amnesty doyenne.  An Our Turn article titled “Focus on the Future” is the joint effort of two notable educrats, Sybil Francis (wife of Arizona State University’s overpaid president Michael Crow) and Lattie Coor, who preceded Crow as ASU president. The duo seeks to exert liberal influence within the state’s educational structure and beyond.

The expected piece of Arpaio bashing is front and center. This one dripping with sarcasm aimed at the sheriff and his office. Letters to the editor? Most sound as though they were crafted by the ASU’s Cronkite journalism students who have risen to jobs for which they are unqualified, as seasoned staffers grab their retirement and run — before the dam finally breaks. 

Focusing on the Question of the Week, under AZ Talk, the skew is irrefutable.  The question, “If Trump wins the Republican primary can he win the White House? “ is answered by each of four selected respondents with the first word emboldened and preceding a short explanation. There are two “No” answers, one “Never” and one “Maybe“. Of the four only one is a registered Republican. Listed under their names are their jobs, presumably intended to convey credibility. Two are either former or current teachers, one is a sculptor’s assistant, and another is described as a “community enthusiast.” 

Phil Boas, son-in-law of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is the director of the Arizona Republic’s editorial pages. That means he oversees the constant barrage against his wife’s father and the grandfather of his kids. It’s a good bet he also has at least some authority over the type of questions asked and the selection of those who respond —  typically in lockstep — with the newspaper‘s bent. Conservatives should consider giving this guy a call and volunteering to provide their perspective on issues concerning us all. Phil Boas can be reached at 602-444-8292. No doubt he’d like to hear from you.

Trickery escalates at the Arizona Republic

September 21, 2015

Using intentionally imprecise words, Arizona’s newspaper of record toils at trying to influence its increasingly diminished base of readers.

Standing as a stark example is Sunday’s front page headline, topping the final installment of an eight-part series — the sole intent of which is to defeat Maricopa County’s popular Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The headline?  “As Arpaio considers a 7th bid for office, some say it’s time to go.”  Got that?  “Some say.”

The objective of an eight-part series is to encompass two weekends, since the withered readership includes a larger segment of Sunday only subscribers. Between now and the 2016 election, count on the fact that the Daily Insult will quote itself repeatedly as it desperately attempts to exert influence. Of course, those glory days when citizen voters stood in line at polling places with the newspaper’s endorsement list in hand, have long since passed. Now it’s far more likely that an endorsement will be the kiss of death for candidates and issues.

The left-wing, pro-amnesty-for-illegals newspaper which we often refer to as The Periódico de la República de Arizona, never lets facts get in the way of agenda. Its Open Borders Queen, Linda Valdez, takes up three-quarters of the editorial page with, ”10 immigration myths debunked.” In fact, she “debunked” nothing. But truth holds no relevance when it comes to opinion pieces passing themselves off as factual. The left-weighted newspaper ceased having an op-ed page or featuring opposing columnists years ago.

In order to remove the onus from invading Hispanics coming across our nation’s southern border, the folks at the Daily Insult solicited a local lawyer to write a lengthy piece about his family’s generational roots in Arizona facilitated by his illegal Chinese grandfather. According to the saga, the grandfather moved easily between China and the United States, returning to his homeland to find a bride and then slipping her in with him on a return trip. The author concludes by chastising the use of the term “anchor baby,” lecturing on the hardships illegals endure as they sneak into the U.S. 

Republicese is a language unto itself. Reading it takes patience and definitely the assistance provided by a Primer. We cheerfully provide, “A Primer: How to decipher Republicese,” which includes a link to the ever-popular “Lingo.”  The language of Newspeak, AP’s revised acceptable words can be found in, “Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press.”

Be aware, the invasion now employs even more fanciful jargon with the words “migrants, undocumented, refugees, asylum seekers” replacing the now politically incorrect “illegal aliens” —  a term we will continue to use.

Though this revealing post was written in 2013, it includes links going back to 2008. 

Fox only network to link police murders to vile chant

September 2, 2015

“Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon”

NewsBusters reports on the startling lack of media coverage of police and sheriff’s deputies who are increasingly targeted by cold-blooded killers goaded by the blatantly hypocritical Black Lives Matter movement.

Friday night we were met with news of the unprovoked, execution style ambush of Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth in Texas.  Goforth, 47, the married father of two young children, ages 5 and 12, was shot 15 times as he filled the gas tank of his patrol car. He was murdered by Shannon Miles, 30, a black male.

“We’ve heard black lives matter — all lives matter,” the visibly angry Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. “Well, cops’ lives matter, too.”

ABC, NBC and CBS dutifully reported the tragedy during their weekend news broadcasts, while noting the increase of police officer deaths in 2015. Missing from the accounts are the increasing death threats against uniformed officers, which  have become a mainstay at Black Lives Matter rallies, often preceding or following acts of violence against police.

Such was the case on Saturday afternoon when Black Lives Matter activists gathered at Minnesota’s State Fair. As they marched, they referred to police as “pigs” and called for them to “fry” while they were, ironically, protected by police escorts.

This certainly isn’t the first time activists have called for violence against law enforcement officers and had their wish fulfilled. Last December, two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were sitting in their police unit when they were gunned down. The killer posted on Instagram the same vicious chant, “I’m putting pigs in a blanket,” just before he killed the two officers.

On Tuesday morning Illinois police officer Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was murdered. Police are conducting an intensive search for three suspects. Gliniewicz, a married father of four had been an officer for more than 30 years.

In Louisiana, State Trooper Steven Vincent, 44, was gunned down following a traffic stop last week. He was married and the father of a nine-year-old son.

Instead of reporting on the chants of violence at these rallies, the networks instead reported on the less offensive “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” slogan — knowing this mantra was based on a falsehood. Still the network news broadcasts continued to include it in reports without comment or correction, an astounding 156 times in less than a year.

Fed. Judge’s illegal lunacy: Admits biases affect judgment

June 21, 2015

Fox News reports on the order issued by Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  McKee instructed U.S. officials to intercept a 34-year-old mother and her 12-year-old daughter on a plane Friday and immediately return them to the United States. The pair, in the United States illegally, were being deported to their native Guatemala.

“If the government is unable to intercept Petitioners at the airport, they must locate Petitioners in Guatemala and return them to the United States as quickly as possible,” Judge McKee wrote in his June 19 order.

The fact that the “Petitioners” are in the United States illegally is of no consequence to Judge McKee, nominated to the federal bench by Bill Clinton in March 1994.  McKee was confirmed June 8, 1994 by a voice vote, rather than the usual roll call, so there is no record of which senators voted “yea” or “nay.”

The Third Circuit, based in Philadelphia, has appellate jurisdiction over the Districts of Delaware and New Jersey, and the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. It also has appellate jurisdiction over the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

In this 1:30 minute video clip, McKee discusses biases and concludes with this thought: “How in the world can we say that those [our] biases don’t affect our judgments?”

And all along Americans foolishly believed it was adherence to the law.

CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield’s ‘apologies’ still miss the mark

June 16, 2015

Appalling comment should result in her dismissal

After first flippantly stating she “misspoke,” CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Monday finally used the word “apology.”

This past Saturday, the experienced reporter enthused over a man using an armored vehicle to launch a gunfire attack against the Dallas Police Department headquarters as “courageous and brave.”

After facing a storm of criticism, the newly anxious Whitfield announced, “I understand now how offensive it was.  I misspoke, terribly. I misused those words terribly and I sincerely apologize for making this statement and I understand now how offensive it was.” She added, “I want to reiterate that in no way do I believe the gunman was courageous or brave. I sincerely apologize.”

Also on Monday, Dan Patrick, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, wrote this letter to Jeffrey Zucker, President of CNN, regarding her shameful remarks. Lt. Gov. Patrick requested that CNN remove Whitfield from her news host duties for her obvious disrespect of the men and women serving as law enforcement officers around the nation.

Just a simple question, Ms. Whitfield: Why do you “understand now how offensive” your words were, when a couple of days ago they suited you just fine?

(Videos of Whitfield’s initial and subsequent statements can be viewed by clicking on the links.)


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