Dems fail in D.C. statehood power grab

June 27, 2020

It was bound to happen. On the rising tide of racial divide following the martyrdom of George Floyd, a career criminal who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer responding to a call of Floyd attempting to pay for merchandise with a counterfeit twenty dollar bill. The death was unnecessary and the former officer is in jail, charged with second-degree felony murder. Three other officers who witnessed the knee to Floyd’s neck are unreasonably facing third-degree murder charges. One was newly hired.

Floyd had been incarcerated multiple times on robbery and narcotics sale convictions. His autopsy report revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 and had numerous drugs including cocaine, fentanyl, cannabis, morphine and oxycotin in his system. Though far from a sterling character, his death was the impetus for riots, arson and looting across the country. It has expanded into an excuse for calls to defund police departments nationwide and destroy historic monuments in what amounts to a cultural revolution by leftists lacking in knowledge of American history as they elevate Floyd to hero status.

The most recent affront is being perpetrated by congressional Democrats who are now pushing for statehood for Washington, D.C. There is a method to their madness. If such a vote were to pass the senate, we would have a minority majority state, where black voters, mostly democrats would alter the dynamics of the U.S. House and Senate.

In a patently partisan 232-180 vote, the U.S. House on Friday approved legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C. A single Democrat, Collin Peterson (MN) voted against H.R. 51. There is no chance of passage through the Republican controlled Senate, which adheres to the fact that such a move is unconstitutional, since the nation’s founders established the city as a neutral zone outside the influence of state politics for co-equal sovereign states to come together to transact the nation’s business.

The bill violates the 23rd Amendment, which grants D.C. residents the right to vote in presidential elections. That is of no consequence to the Democrat magicians. Their presto-chango legislation included a swift vote to repeal the 23rd Amendment.


Not only have we met the enemy, we diapered them

June 25, 2020

As home grown anarchists seize American cities, plunder and venomously destroy what preceding generations have created, we are left to wonder what went so wrong in the raising of our children. 

Obviously, indulging them has been a mistake. So, too, has been the public educational system that replaces history with global warming, eliminates basics and devalues excellence by giving non-offending participation awards — a practice that extends from academics through sports. The devaluing message is pure communism. No one is superior, all effort is equal. If, as in communist regimes, a doctor’s work is compensated at the same level as a truck driver, why expend the effort to spend at least a dozen years in college, medical school and residency? A driver’s license is far easier to attain.

Respect is another antiquated notion. Perpetual anger, based on nothing in this land of incomparable opportunity, is given release by smashing business windows, stealing merchandise and wantonly destroying what others have worked to achieve.  It is the mark of the perpetual Brat Generation. Throwing bricks at police officers has become as de rigueur as toppling statues erected to honor past presidents and patriots.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a third of young people, or 24 million of those aged 18 to 34, lived under their parents’ roof in 2015. More young adults lived with parents than with a spouse in 2016. Almost 9 in 10 of those who lived with their parents a year ago are still there, failing to launch self-supporting lives. That’s more than double the number sponging off their Medicare recipient parents in 1980. Not having a job to go to enables 24-hour street protests.

The United States of America, that has offered these spoiled ingrates more than they deserve, is now held in contempt. So devoid are they of knowledge, they vandalize memorials erected to those who founded this nation or worked to ensure freedom for all, since they are intellectually vapid.

Worse, there are no consequences for their actions, so they continue to destroy and loot. In cities with Democrats in control, police are being defunded and jailed while criminals are martyred. Lives have been needlessly lost as 911 calls no longer guarantee an ambulance or police response in areas where the mob is in control.

For years we were inundated by the leftist media with falsehoods about Russia and or China influencing the 2016 election. It’s a certainty Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are watching the destruction of America by Americans, hoisting a glass and chortling.


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.”


Chaos reigns in Atlanta following police shooting

June 14, 2020

Leftist politics and race in forefront as white officer who acted in self defense has been terminated

As violence overtakes sectors of Atlanta after a police confrontation ended in the death of intoxicated Rayshard Brooks, police chief Erika Shields resigned. Abandoning the city’s officers in a time of unrest, the openly gay chief issued this bizarre statement, “Our posture in Atlanta is one of tolerance, It’s the birthplace of civil rights.”

What exactly she tolerates was left unclear. Brooks, who failed a field sobriety test, then grabbed the officer’s Taser, an incapacitating device. The threat of Brooks using the Taser to facilitate going for the officer’s gun was compelling enough that the officer fired, killing Brooks.

Brooks’ family, realizing that he is of more value dead than alive, immediately hired a team of three black lawyers who held a lengthy, nationally televised, news conference.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, acting as judge and jury announced at a press briefing Saturday evening that she did not believe the shooting was a “justified use of deadly force,” and called for the “immediate termination of the officer” who shot the Taser-armed Brooks.

This incident originated in a Wendy’s restaurant drive-thru lane, when others in line reported Brooks sleeping in his car impeding their ability to order and receive their purchases. It didn’t take long for swiftly assembled protesters to arrive on scene, initially slashing the tires of police cruisers. Their violence rapidly escalated as they set fire to cars parked outside the restaurant and then torching Wendy’s. News reports described the mob cheered while the building, situated precariously close to a gas station, became engulfed in flames.

Protests also took place at police precincts around Atlanta, as I-75 and I-85 were shut down by the thugs.

Mayor Bottoms, a Democrat who presides over a sanctuary city for illegals, and came out as an early Joe Biden supporter, won the mayoral race in 2017, after receiving only 26% of votes in a crowded field. She then defeated a fellow City Councilwoman in the subsequent runoff election.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution newspaper exposed Bottoms’ illegal hiring practices following her election.

Crime is rampant in the “tolerant” city of Atlanta, where the chances of becoming a victim of violent crime are 1 in 125. In the state as a whole, the number is 1 in 306. The statistics can be seen here.


Lawlessness takes root in Dem run cities & Update

June 12, 2020

America’s education establishment, controlled by Leftists, bears responsibility      

As Antifa political thugs take over American cities rioting, looting and now toppling historic monuments, it’s important to recognize that many ot the anarchists who align with the group identify as communists and socialists. Yet their goal far supersedes advancing a political agenda. Instead, they are committed to obliterating those they consider fascists, — mainstream American citizens, often conservative Republicans.

Under-educated in today‘s far left public schools, they abhor law enforcement, our legal system and public institutions, and justify using violence to prevent law abiding Americans from exercising such constitutionally enshrined First Amendment rights as free speech or public assembly. As far back as 2016, the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities asdomestic terrorist violence.”

Many are young, members of Generation Z, lacking memory of events we considered transformative, such as September 11, 2001 and not having it, or basic American history included in school curriculum. In seizing six city blocks of Seattle, (Hannity video) including the now abandoned police department, which they have renamed CHAZ* (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) the mob is now in control. 

Their List of Demands is preposterous, illustrating their abysmal lack of understanding the fundamentals of what has made America a beacon of hope since the Declaration of Independence was ratified on July 4, 1776.

Though many Americans are riveted, watching the raw hubris exemplified by aggression and hostility to what has made America great, focus should be directed to the fundamental causes.  Teachers unions have been donors to the radical left for decades and the proliferation of fatherless homes have corresponded to the increase in crime.

To more fully comprehend the depth of the left’s tentacles into the educational demise, read the enlightening,Witness to Public Schools Brainwashing,” posted on American Greatness. It’s an outstanding insight.

*As of June 14, 2020, the lawless area has been renamed Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) by the mobsters who have not only not been forcibly removed from the 6-block area, but the city of Seattle has caved in to their outrageous demands providing no inducement to leave. Instead of removing these lawless squatters, the radical leftist city leaders, whose priorities are skewed, have brought in portable toilets and are supplying them with free food, as businesses in the multi-block area remain shuttered and their owners suffer.


UCLA Prof dismissed: denied black students grading leniency

June 11, 2020

Although Arizona abuts the state of California where the university system is under the direction of rabid leftist Janet Napolitano — formerly an appalling Arizona governor — don’t expect to see this astonishing story covered in the hemorrhaging subscriptions Arizona Republic. It doesn’t fit the narrative.

The UK’s Daily Mail, approximately 5,300 miles away, gave it prominence, since it is so outlandish as to warrant extensive coverage.

According to the Daily Mail, “The saga unfolded after students, who described themselves as ‘non-black allies,’ wrote to accounting professor Gordon Klein at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, asking him to effectively cancel final exams for their black peers given the current civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The students demanded a ‘no-harm’ final exam intended to boost students’ grades, insisted on shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

They absurdly wrote, in light of recent “traumas, we have been placed in a position where we must choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter.”

“We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option,” they wrote. They followed the message up with threats.

 Prof. Klein replied, denying their request for special treatment. Read the entire article. including the petition signed by 20,000 students demanding his dismissal. The school complied, placing Prof. Klein on involuntary leave after students condemned him with the ultimate slur of being a “racist.”  He’s taught at the school for 39 years without incident, but that was before mob rule following the clearly unnecessary death of George Floyd, a career criminal, (rap sheets) who has morphed into a worshiped martyr.


Exposing the farce of “systematic racism”

June 10, 2020

This fact-filled article, “Mass Police Brutality Isn’t the True Plight of Black Americans,” by Dr. Walter E. Williams, a black professor of economics at George Mason University, is guaranteed to make us smarter — though not a match for Dr. Williams, as you‘ll see when you read his extraordinary bio.

He notes the significant political power black Americans currently have at all levels of government. He also details the correlation between abysmal educational scores in Democrat-controlled cities — despite their large, and growing, school budgets. Williams zones in on the violent crime levels in cities run by Democrats, naming the cities.

Take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with the facts. You’ll be glad you did.


What’s Driving Mitt Romney?

June 9, 2020

The movie “Driving Miss Daisy” won the Academy Award for best picture decades ago. It featured an elderly white southern widow whose son hired a black chauffeur for her, after she wrecked her car. Set in the 1940’s, the story, which begins with their mutual hostility, ends with their deep friendship.

Mitt Romney is a longtime narcissist and political opportunist, who has moved to whichever state could afford him the next higher office he was seeking. Now a U.S. Senator from Utah, he was previously the governor of Massachusetts. He ran for president in 2008 losing the primary to John McCain — and in 2012 lost to Barack Obama. Irate that he was unable to attain the presidency after so judiciously setting his path, he maliciously voted to convict President Trump in the Democrat’s contrived impeachment trial, becoming the only senator in U.S. history to vote to convict a president of their own party.

As to our question, about what’s driving Mitt…Most recently it’s been difficult to escape photos and video clips of the duplicitous Mitt marching in solidarity with the ‘Black Lives Matters’ protesters, who joined in American cites with looters and arsonists wantonly destroying $billions in property and engaging in vicious assaults.

Though they are now leaders in the “Defund and Replace” America’s police officers, Mitt has bonded with them and is on-board with their reprehensible agenda. Chicago, with higher death rates than global war zones, with mostly black victims, stands as a stunning example of lawlessness under Democrat leadership. William Hale Thompson (elected 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931) was the most recent Republican to have served as the city’s mayor. Mitt hasn’t shown his face there.

And where was he for most of his 73 years when the LDS Church he was born into prohibited black men of African descent from being ordained to the church’s priesthood? It wasn’t until 1978, the church’s First Presidency declared through a revelation, that the restriction had been lifted.

This explanation was published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2013.

Under the priesthood ban, black men and women were unable to hold any significant church callings, be leaders or serve missions. For men, the priesthood is required for many leadership and church callings and is given to virtually every Latter-day Saint male as early as age 11. When Brigham Young instituted the priesthood restriction in 1852, black members were barred from many leadership and service positions. In 1952, President McKay banned blacks from speaking at priesthood meetings and firesides.

Where was Mitt?  He didn’t protest or march in support of principled blacks who were denied full participation in the Latter-day Saints church. They had to wait for a revelation. Yet corrupt and immoral thieves and vandals have Mitt’s full support.

What’s driving Mitt Romney?


Leftist lunacy reaches fever pitch

June 8, 2020

Latest gambit: Though blacks make up approximately 15% of the population, they are now demanding that stores carry 15% of black owned brands as George Floyd is all but forgotten

We’ve all heard the adage: “The inmates are running the asylum.” Minneapolis proves it true as the majority of its city council, filled with self identified “activists,  artists,” a transgender woman, homosexuals and pro-abortion zealots have voted to dismantle the police.

Nine of the council’s 13 members, which includes not a single Republican, appeared with militants at a rally Sunday, vowing to end policing as the city currently knows it. Council member Jeremiah Ellison, son of the Minnesota’s Attorney General Keith Ellison, declared the council would “dismantle” the department.

“It’s clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,” Lisa Bender, council president, said. Bender declared that she and her colleagues were committed to “to end policing as we know it and recreate systems that actually keep us safe.”

When Mayor Jacob Frey tried walking a fine line on the issue of defunding and dismantling the police department, said, “I do not support the full abolition of the police department,” he was met with raucous shrieks ofShame, shame shame!”

In a related example of leftist lunacy, the New York Times’ editorial page editor has resigned following an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), in which he advocated using federal troops to quell national protests that have destroyed property leaving devastation in their wake.

The newspaper announced Sunday that James Bennet, who had overseen the Times’ opinion pages since 2016, had stepped down “effective immediately.”

Sen. Tom Cotton’s op-ed, titled,Send in the Troops,” in which he advocated for the use of US military troops to quell civil unrest, and indicated the president would be justified in doing so under the Insurrection Act of 1807which empowers the President of the United States to deploy U.S. military and federalized National Guard troops within the United States in particular circumstances, such as to suppress civil disorder, insurrection and rebellion.

Past presidents have used the Insurrection Act, sending military to Southern states to ensure court-ordered desegregation of schools in the 1950s and 1960s, and at the request of several states to suppress riots in 1968. It was most recently used in 1992, when troops were sent to Los Angeles after Gov. Pete Wilson sought federal intervention during the Los Angeles riots which resulted in 63 deaths, 2,383 injuries and 12,111 arrests, following rioting, looting and arson, resulting in an excess of  $billion in destruction over charges of police brutality. The chaos arose from a prolonged traffic chase and beating of a black DUI motorist resisting arrest which he knew violated the terms of his parole in his latest robbery conviction.

The mob later turned on an uninvolved white truck driver, pulling him out of his vehicle in an intersection and seriously battering him with cement blocks.

Sen. Cotton’s op-ed caused a revolt among Times reporters, with some protesting staff calling in sick. The Times later wrote that a review found that the op-ed did not meet its standards. The newspaper’s solution? Reducing the number of op-eds! Opposing views to those of the far left Times are intolerable in what Americans have naively regarded as the unbiased press.

The NY Times, like the biased and seriously failing Arizona Republic, stand as examples that it is not a double standard we face, but rather no standard that deviates from grinding Leftism.


Dems prefer chaos, anarchy to law enforcement

June 6, 2020

Under bizarre conditions, police should preemptively pull back to show their value to maintaining law and order

The Thin Blue Line symbolically represents the men and women of law enforcement who hold the line between order and chaos. They have dependably responded when citizens call 911, and routinely put their own lives in jeopardy (Officer Down site lists officer deaths by state) when criminality occurs.  Now in the wake of the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, officers across the nation are being vilified and mobs of rioters given cover by Democrat mayors, calling for defunding and dismantling police departments.  Multi-millions of dollars of damage and destruction in the form of thugs looting, and wantonly committing arson — even here in Arizona — has been overlooked.

It would be interesting to see what would happen if the police preempted the thugs and elected leftists who have decided that chaos is preferable to order and staged a national “blue-out.”

Nearly a decade ago Ann Coulter, best-selling author and conservative commenter, prophetically used these words in her book,Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America

“The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs — it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard group-think behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.”