AZ Republic views ethnicity as top attribute in Gov’s race

September 10, 2018

Although Arizona’s newspaper of record is still in the thrall of mourning over the passing of John McCain, it has found room on Page One to gear up for Nov. General Election. In the Sunday edition, the Periódico de la República de Arizona  (Arizona Republic) briefly cast aside its grief and all but gave an early endorsement to David Garcia, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, in an zealous paean that filled a third of the jump page.

There was the cursory, ‘He’s good on education,’ spew that pales in comparison to Gov. Doug Ducey falling on his sword and ponying up the 20% pay hike demanded by the teachers who walked off their jobs for a week. They deserved to be fired rather than rewarded for abandoning over 800,000 students statewide in violation of their contractual agreements.

The teacher’s unions — whose members work 8½ months a year — should consider Ducey their hero.  Instead, they’re enraged that their latest extortionist ploy — #InvestInEd, an irreversible constitutional amendment slated to be on the ballot as Prop. 207, a Marxist redistribution of wealth ‘tax the rich’ scheme — was deep-sixed by the Arizona Supreme Court. They hold Ducey, not the justices responsible. That these educrats who lack a basic grasp of the three distinct branches of government, are teaching Arizona’s students, should concern us all.

What sets Garcia apart isn’t his choice in food or drink, described in minute detail, including his refusal to drink milk at someone else’s home, as his campaign bus hit the political trail. His major accomplishment, over which he has no control, is his ethnicity.  Being a Hispanic running for governor appears to be his major attribute, according to reporter Richard Ruelas. The headline topping his report reads: “Aiming for historic win, Garcia gets on the bus— Democrat would be 2nd Latino governor of Arizona.”

We’ve already had four women governors so gender politics has lost its panache.  In over his head, after serving less than half of his four year term, Arizona Gov. Raul Castro eagerly accepted the offer of President Jimmy Carter to take the post of ambassador to Argentina and was gone in a flash.

Garcia lost his 2014 bid for Superintendent of Public Instruction and now is now focusing his gubernatorial campaign on recklessly abolishing ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) leaving our southern border even more vulnerable to criminals. Garcia is also opposed to constructing the much needed wall along our southern border.

His extreme views mirror those of the left-wing, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic, but not the voters of the state of Arizona who overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump in 2016. Divisive identity politics is all David Garcia has.  Running the state requires far more than he offers.

The differences couldn’t be more clear. The wise votes will go to Gov. Ducey. Even Mario Diaz agrees.

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19 charged in crime we’ve been told never occurs

August 25, 2018

Voter fraud is a figment of overly fertile imaginations. It never occurs, we’ve been told. Evidence we’ve seen here, here and here, (videos) to the contrary is fantasy.  Democrats preposterously claim any talk about routing out fraud by requiring photo ID is actually engaging in “voter suppression,” and “disenfranchisement” of poor, minority, and elderly voters.

Federal prosecutors in North Carolina see things differently.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, on Friday announced the grand jury indictments of 19 non-citizens, ranging in age from 26 to 71, on charges of illegal voting in the 2016 election. The press release, charging multiple defendants voted in more than one election, can be read here.

Democrats who prefer to focus on nonexistent Trump-Russian collusion in the last presidential election need look no further than North Carolina to see evidence of actual fraud. These crimes are undoubtedly replicated across the nation.

Those charged with illegal voting face up to a $100,000 fine and up to a year in prison. Those accused of falsely obtaining citizenship face up to a $350,000 fine and up to six years in prison.

“Up to” indicates a wide range. And what happens when the fines are beyond the ability of the criminals to pay?  Extending their prison time sounds like a decent deterrent.


Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Flake’s son, ex-wife

August 12, 2018

Flaky Austin Flake and Logan Brown try and fail in another attempt to get rich on the backs of Maricopa County taxpayers

Federal Judge Neil Wake has dismissed the lawsuit brought by Austin Flake and his now ex-wife Logan, who has reclaimed her maiden name of Brown.

The case stemmed from dismissed animal cruelty charges the duo faced in the June 2014 heat related suffocation deaths of nearly two dozen dogs they supposedly were caring for at Green Acre Kennel in Gilbert. The facility was owned by Logan’s mother and step-father, MaLeisa and Jesse “Todd” Hughes, who were vacationing in Florida when the gruesome deaths occurred.

When the Flakes’ checked the kennel on the hot June 20th morning and witnessed the horrific scene, they did not call for veterinary assistance, opting to hose down the dying dogs, then callously piled their dead carcasses in a shed.

The pets sweltered to death, packed together in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning. They had neither food nor water in their stomachs, according to the veterinarian who performed necropsies on the dogs.

On October 14, 2014, a Grand Jury indicted both couples with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Ultimately Logan’s parents served short sentences on fraud charges involving lying to the owners of the pets, telling them their dogs ran away. The Hughes’ took plea deals in lieu of going to trial. As defendants, each pleaded guilty to one count of facilitation to commit fraudulent schemes and artifices, and one count of cruelty to animals, both Class 6 felonies. Their sentences included 23 days in jail without the possibility of work release, work furlough, home detention or compliance monitoring.  The days they served equaled one day per dead dog.

After Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery dropped the 21 felony charges and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals against Austin and Logan Flake, the actual responsible parties, they filed a lawsuit against the taxpayers of Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seeking $8 million to resurrect their formerly pristine reputations. They claim they were targeted by the Sheriff’s office and their characters were ruined by the investigation. A few $million each could go a long way to soothe their hurt feelings. Fortunately that effort went nowhere.

With their eyes still on the money prize, they angled for another civil trial, this time against the sheriff’s investigative detective.

But Judge Wake has now dismissed that lawsuit, ruling their attorney Stephen Montoya hadn’t provided evidence the detective intended to deprive the Flakes’ of their rights. Read the judge’s order.

SRAZ has written extensively about this tragic set of circumstances and the appalling flakes. Let’s hope this is the last we hear of these grifters. 


Snorting Koch: An open border hallucination

August 2, 2018

If you do an online search of the Cato Institute, you’ll find it listed as an “American libertarian think tank with a moderate right wing bias” or a “conservative think tank”  — confirming that far-left predisposed Google can be not only wrong, but very wrong.

The Washington, D.C. based organization was originally launched in 1973 as the Charles Koch Foundation by billionaire Charles Koch and two associates. By 1976, the name of the Koch funded entity was changed to the Cato Institute. It supports legalization of illicit drugs claiming doing so would generate $106.7 billion in annual budgetary gains and advocates for the abolishment of ICE.

“Conservative” or “right-wing,” it is not, unless you use John McCain, Jeff Flake and Ted Kennedy as templates.

John Binder, writing for Breitbart News headlines his shocking article, “Koch-Backed CATO Institute: ‘Time for the U.S. to Have Open Borders.’ The report is based on this USA Today op-ed by Cato’s Director of Economic Studies, Jeffrey Miron, who says the U.S. “has nothing to fear, and much to gain, from open borders,” adding that Americans should “forget” about building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the illegal invasion of our country.

Cato’s Miron opines:

“President Donald Trump’s recent tweets against open borders come as no surprise. Indeed, even fervent immigration advocates worry that open borders would lower the wages of low-skilled natives, erode national security, and overburden the social safety net. Trump doubled down, tweeting that he would be “willing to ‘shut down’ government” unless Congress approves funding for a border wall with Mexico.

Trump, however, has it exactly backwards: The solution to America’s immigration problems is open borders, under which the United States imposes no immigration restrictions at all. If the U.S. adopts this policy, the benefits will far outweigh the costs.”

The United States is a sovereign nation, rightfully entitled to a secure border and protection for its citizens. In a post-September 11, 2001 world, the issue of opening our country to potential terrorists is never addressed.

Translating the liberal-speak: The United States needs to become an unrestrained, permanent repository of uneducated and unwilling to assimilate Third-Worlder invaders to benefit Americans. We need to fund them with our generous social programs, provide them with health care, educate their kids to the determent of our own, and eagerly accept their criminality. We should ignore the fact that this act of national destruction will ensure a massive expansion of the Democrat/Socialist party that is certain to have permanent negative impacts on our country — the obvious goal of the Cato Institute and the Koch Brothers.  They are radical George Soros clones in drag.

The left-wing, Hillary-endorsing  Arizona Republic newspaper plays this same deceptive game in today’s edition. In a front page article titled, “Migrant reforms floated in House,” it refers to “bi-partisan” supporters of another massive omnibus spending bill funding ‘dreamers’ and other illegals, backed by the American immigration Council an illegal alien support group opposing what it calls, “senseless deportations.” The newspaper blandly describes it as a “non-profit D.C. advocacy group that studies immigration.” Also identified as backing the measure is the “immigration policy analyst” at the “Libertarian Cato Institute.”

The intentional deception jumps off the page.


Kyrsten Sinema’s vicious slurs aimed at women ignored

July 23, 2018

Double standard exists when denigrating women. Men get taken down, women get elected

In today’s highly charged, politically-correct world with celebrities and politicians falling in the wake of the #MeToo movement, heavy footed legislator Paul Mosely (R-LD 5) has more problems than putting pedal to the metal and bragging (video) about his excessive speeds to the officer who pulled him over. Claiming legislative immunity he was given a warning. That loophole has recently been rescinded.

He also has strong faith-based views about women and their place, which is in the home — not in the work force — reportedly asking why working mothers aren’t home with their children. 

But his comments, for which he has apologized, pale in comparison to those of Kyrsten Sinema, who previously was elected to the same Arizona state legislature. Her coarse and foul-mouthed, stunningly offensive remarks viciously denigrating stay-at-home moms received little attention:

An ardent supporter of same-sex marriage, she mockingly blasted women who devote themselves to their families rather than working outside the home. Her crude comment was:

 “These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life. That’s bulls**t. I mean, what the f**k are we really talking about here?” Following the spirit of unity Dems claim to embrace, Sinema then proceeded to deride conservatives as “Neanderthals.”

Sinema, whose 2016 Congressional primary victory was enthusiastically cheered by the Advocate, an LGBT site, praising her for “moving one step closer to being the first openly bisexual member of Congress.”

An atheist who refused to take her oath of office with her hand on the Bible, she now occupies that congressional seat and is running for the U.S. Senate. 

Formerly a Green Party candidate who sent May Day messages to the Communist Worker newspaper, Sinema has re-crafted herself as a soft spoken, aisle-crossing moderate. Democrats, eager to grab a crucial senate seat, have heavily funded her campaign.  According to the June 30. 2018 FEC filings, she has raised $9,563,041.22, spent $6,446,752.43 — much of it on ubiquitous TV ads showcasing her newly crafted soft-spoken image. The hard left liberal still has nearly $5 and a half million cash on hand. 

Don’t be fooled into surrendering a key senate seat to this candidate whose extreme views represent few Arizonans. The senate is entrusted with confirming federal judges and U.S. Supreme Court nominees.

Along with this stellar list of endorsers, Seeing Red AZ strongly supports principled conservative Dr. Kelli Ward for U.S. SenateHer primary opponents Martha McSally (often referred to on this site as Sally McCain), and 86-year-old Joe Arpaio refuse to debate her. (video) Your donations will help her stay competitive against the out-of-state money funding Leftist Sinema.


AG Jeff Sessions: “People are not going to stampede our border”

May 3, 2018

Trump administration “sending a message worldwide”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday the Justice Department will send 35 prosecutors and 18 judges to the southern U.S. border to bolster efforts to prosecute foreign nationals entering the U.S. illegally. Some of these illegals have previously been deported and are reentering the U.S.

Among the assistant attorneys dispatched to the border, 15 will be allocated to Texas, eight to California, six to Arizona and six to New Mexico. Immigration judges will be deployed to adjudicate cases in courts along the U.S-Mexico border in parts of the same states.

Eloy and Florence Arizona will each have immigration courts.

“The American people made very clear their desire to secure our borders and prioritize the public safety and national security of our homeland,” Sessions said in this statement. “Promoting and enforcing the rule of law is essential to our republic. By deploying these additional resources to the Southwest border, the Justice Department and the Trump Administration take yet another step in protecting our nation, its borders, and its citizens. It must be clear that there is no right to demand entry without justification.”

Unveiling the measure at the DOJ, Sessions specifically pointed to a caravan of illegals from Central America — notably Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — claiming to seek asylum. The caravan, which made its way through Mexico in recent months, was part of the impetus behind the decision to prosecute violators. They made no effort to stay in Mexico, where they speak the same language and have similar customs.

“We are not going to let this country be overwhelmed,” Sessions said. “People are not going caravan or otherwise stampede our border. We need legality and integrity in the system. People should wait their turn, ask to apply lawfully before they enter our country. So we’re sending a message worldwide.”

 In a welcome move, the Trump administration has cracked down on illegal border crossings, with Sessions unveiling charges against 11 caravan members on Monday as they arrived at the Tijuana/San Diego border. Exhibiting their desire to be good citizens, illegals were openly rebelling against the laws of the country they hoped to enter by defiantly scaling the border wall.


Central American illegals engage in border stunts

April 30, 2018

Coached, aided and abetted by open border legal activists

San Diego NBC 7 reports on the Central American “asylum seekers” who caravanned through Mexico in an attempt to breach our sovereign U.S. border. They are being coached on proper responses to give to Border Patrol agents by lawyer activists who regard the laws they are sworn to uphold as mere contrivances to circumvent.

Mexico, which has strict border enforcement along its own border with Central America, has taken on the role of facilitating co-conspirator, allowing the illegal entrants to pass peaceably through its borders. If these people claiming to seek asylum from horrific conditions in their own homelands actually need immediate help, why wouldn’t they have sought  asylum in Mexico where they speak the same language and share many customs? Instead, they cheer, “Gracias, Mexico!”

Don’t waste your sympathies on these natives of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras flooding through Tijuana into San Diego. There is a game plan at work here and Mexico is a key player.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail covers Mexico’s double standard when it comes to a wall to protect it’s own border.

Secretary of Homeland Security and attorney Kirstjen M. Nielsen warned in this recent statement on the Arrival of the Central American ‘Caravan’ at the U.S.-Mexico border that anyone — including people advising the illegals — caught breaking U.S. immigration laws would be prosecuted:

“Let me be clear: we will enforce the immigration laws as set forth by Congress. If you enter our country illegally, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you make a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you assist or coach an individual in making a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution.

DHS, in partnership with DOJ, has taken a number of steps to ensure the necessary resources are in place to promptly adjudicate all cases and claims, through either our civil immigration system or through criminal prosecution, consistent with our laws.

 Individuals of the ‘caravan’ seeking asylum or other similar claims should seek protections in the first safe country they enter, including Mexico.

The smugglers, traffickers, and criminals understand our legal loopholes better than Congress and are effectively exploiting them to their advantage. This President fully understands the threat this poses to Americans and has been crystal clear since the beginning of his Administration that we will protect our borders and our sovereignty.

I, again, ask Congress to work with me to quickly pass legislation to close the legal loopholes that prevent us from securing our borders and protecting Americans. I stand ready to work with any member who in good faith seeks to support DHS’s mission and secure our country.”

It doesn’t get much clearer than this. Secretary Nielsen is a world apart from Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Insecurity. Laissez-faire leftist Napolitano, a former Arizona Governor was noted for her blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border action: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

We also direct you toCaravans, Churches and Criminal Sanctuaries,a topical column by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin.