Border Patrol defies Presidential order banning non-essential travel into U.S.

March 22, 2020

As the rebellious U. S. Border Patrol puts Americans at risk, the question to ask is, “Why?”

While the world is dealing with the highly contagious, deadly viral plague known as the Coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of carloads filled with Mexican nationals are being permitted to enter the U.S. at the Arizona border.

The Washington Examiner reports that hundreds of vehicles that should have been blocked are being allowed to cross the border into the United States on the flimsiest of claims and in violation of President Trump’s orders.

“We’re letting them through. And that’s pretty much the gist of it,” one Border Patrol official said. “Nobody’s enforcing it. It was put up — the president put it out. The chief patrol put it out. And we’re just not doing it.”

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) website lists its oddly ambiguous mission, which includes keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

American citizens have been under the mistaken impression that the law enforcement organization existed to protect our border, as its name clearly defines. The website absurdly includes a “vision statement,” detailing, “What the Agency aspires to become,” which states:

“To serve as the premier law enforcement agency enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.”

We are living in unprecedented times with a pandemic that is altering daily routines in countless ways. Businesses are closing, healthcare resources are stretched to their limits, Americans are self-quarantining and many are worrying how they will pay their bills since their jobs are gone. The Border Patrol is a law enforcement agency not an innovative social services department. Allowing hundreds of cars filled with Mexican nationals access across our border is not only reprehensible, it further imperils the health and safety of our own citizens.

Whatever else you do today, read The Washington Examiner report, exposing the dangerous laxity on our border.


Dem Gillum found with meth, “gay escort,” in hotel room

March 15, 2020

Crystal meth possession not worthy of arrest, though Gillum apologizes for “distraction”

Despite being married and the father of three, Andrew Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee and former Democrat Florida gubernatorial candidate has other “distractions.”

Gillum,40, who has been working as a CNN commentator since losing to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, was found vomiting, inebriated and incoherent in an exclusive South Beach Hotel room with Travis Dyson,30, an openly gay male escort and “porn star performer.” Dyson, using a pseudonym, has a profile on the RentMen website, Florida’s Local10 reported Friday.

Dyson was transported to a hospital following a suspected drug overdose. A third man, Aldo Mejias,56, called police and fire rescue to the hotel just after midnight.

Officers filed this redacted report* stating they found three baggies containing crystal meth on both the bed and floor of the hotel room. Gillum, frequently compared to Barack Obama, issued this statement: “I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement.”

Following the “distraction,” Gillum, who had previously paid $thousands in fines to settle a case charging him with ethics violations, was released and allowed to return home with no arrest made — though crystal meth is an illegal, highly addictive narcotic.

Imagine that being the case if he’d been a Republican.

* H/T Miami New Times


Deceit comes easy to AZ Republic’s Laurie Roberts

March 1, 2020

The Arizona Republic runs obituaries. Once free, they now charge by the word and have become a major source of revenue for the dying newspaper, trying to sustain itself after more staff layoffs.

Recently, honchos at the newspaper announced what amounted to a dramatic deception, saying it would no longer run pre-election endorsements — no doubt in response to its Hillary Clinton presidential endorsement, which caused subscriptions to plummet as irate readers called to cancel. They have not returned.

There is no need for pre-election endorsements, when ongoing deceit takes center stage in the daily.

A stunning case in point was a hate-laden column about former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, by ex-sob-queen columnist Laurie Roberts now earning her keep as a quasi political reporter.

Ignoring facts that she tosses off as inconsequential, Laurie Roberts actually got away with unbridled deceit in writing about an event she obviously didn’t attend: President Trump’s massive Phoenix rally.  Roberts writes that Joe Arpaio “wasn’t anywhere to be seen at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally.” Either she has lost her vision and hearing or is engaging in blatant lies. As Joe Arpaio made his way down the long center aisle, he was greeted with loud cheers and applause. He sat beside Gov. Doug Ducey. 

Popular Arpaio, a Republican, served an unprecedented six 4-year terms. He is running for reelection and has earned his support. He was replaced by Soros-funded Democrat Paul Penzone, who immediately after the votes were tallied, referred to illegal aliens invading Arizona as “guests.” Socialist Soros, a billionaire, open borders advocate, pumped $2 million in Penzone’s campaign — his single biggest investment in a national local race. The money even bought the campaign ad support of Penzone’s now remarried ex-wife. At the time, Roberts wasted no tears on Penzone’s then-wife who he roughed up when he was a Phoenix cop.

Deceit will not keep the sinking newspaper afloat, but it will hasten its demise. And that non-endorsement policy? It’s been exposes as a farce. The devious anti-endorsements suffice.


Joe Arpaio’s sentence vacated by reconfigured 9th Circuit

February 28, 2020

This ruling was issued Thursday by a three judge panel* of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case United States of America v. Joseph M. Arpaio.

In October 2019, the court heard arguments concerning whether U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton erred when she refused to vacate former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio’s criminal conviction after President Donald Trump pardoned him.

Judges Jay Bybee, Randy Smith and Daniel Collins noted that although Judge Bolton didn’t technically err when she dismissed Arpaio’s case with prejudice and refused to vacate the verdict after his pardon, the appeals court also ruled that the verdict wasn’t a conviction, since conviction comes at sentencing and Arpaio was never sentenced. As a result there are no future legal consequences to Arpaio, who is currently running to regain his former post as sheriff — one he held for an unprecedented 6-four year terms.

The San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit, which previously held the dubious distinction of being the most overturned, is the largest federal appeals court in the nation encompassing nine states (map).

Though long dominated by repressive (there is nothing “progressive” about leftist ideologues) Democrat judges, President Trump has successfully flipped the court, shifting it to the right, ending decades of far-left domination.

In filling vacancies, Trump has named 10 judges to the 9th Circuit — more than one-third of its active judges — compared with seven appointed by Obama over eight years.

Rational Americans can be thanked for their vigorous effort to elect Donald Trump.  He is putting our nation back on track. The Heritage Foundation’s Judicial Appointment Tracker provides comparative information as of February 19 of each president’s fourth year detailing federal judicial appointments made by President Trump and his predecessors going back to Reagan.

*Jay S. Bybee (G.W. Bush nominee) (confirmed 74 -19, 7 not voting)

Randy Smith (G.W. Bush nominee) (confirmed 94 – 0, 6 not voting)

Daniel P. Collins (Trump nominee) (confirmed by a party line vote 53 – 46, 1 not voting)


Al-Qaeda leader captured: Living in Phoenix

February 3, 2020

According to this January 31, 2020 press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, the leader of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq has been arrested in Phoenix in connection with proceedings to extradite him to the Republic of Iraq.  He is wanted to stand trial in Iraq on two charges of premeditated murder of police officers committed in 2006 in Al-Fallujah. Ahmed Al-Nouri planned and implemented murderous schemes targeting Iraqi police.

The now unsealed complaint can be read here.

The troubling aspect is that this Al-Qaeda terrorist leader was located living in Phoenix. Since the murders were committed in 2006, he could have been living here undetected for well over a dozen years. It’s doubtful he has no like-thinking comrades here.

In 2011 SRAZ wrote, Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns.”* It is substantiated by a shocking photograph of the now dead Yasser Arafat — the father of modern terrorism — and members of RUP, the La Raza Unida party, meeting in Beirut, Lebanon in 1980, providing photo evidence of the longstanding association between Mexico and radical elements of American hating middle-easterners. In recent years, immigration from the Middle East to Mexico has burgeoned, estimated at 1.1 million in 2018.

President Trump acknowledged the presence of Middle Easterners embedded among the caravans from Mexico breaching our sovereign border.

*Unfortunately, the outside links provided in our 2011 post no longer function.


AZ Republic’s odd placement choices, concealed info

February 1, 2020

Let’s see…which story should be given Page One prominence?

Bold Headline, above-the-fold accompanying a three-quarter page report —  including an oversize photo of an ASU student wearing a mouth and nose mask for protection against the coronavirus emanating from China: “It’s hard to prepare for an unknown, but the flu season has already provided helpful practice, state health officials say.” The article continues to an inside half page and a photo of another masked ASU student, riding a bicycle.

Bottom of the same front page: small font type: “27 accused of sex crimes.” It’s accompanied by a single sentence and a directive to page ‘3A’ (short-shrifted rest of the story). “More than two dozen people were arrested by Valley police in Operation Silent Predator, a crackdown on trafficking and sex crimes involving children.”

The arrested suspects, who were arranging sex acts with children, are described as between the ages of 21 and 69.  The child victims were 14-years-old and younger and were stalked online.

Of particular interest is the fact that twenty-seven Valley perverts were charged as sexual predators perpetrating crimes against children and the newspaper did not mention a single name. Could it be because Homeland Security was one of the investigating agencies, partnering with Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, and the Chandler Police Departments along with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office? Seeing Red AZ easily located the names of the suspects:

They have been identified as Samuel Puma, 69; Patrick Mai, 65; Walter Lundy, 59; Franklin Omori, 57; Roy Vasquez, 55; Daryl McCraw, 53; Hector Pano, 48; Juan Flores, 40; Andrew Kasmar, 37; Richard Gonzalez, 37; Colten Jourdain, 35; Edward Mendoza, 33; Agustin Ibanez, 32; Kristopher Broom, 31; Ezra Reynolds, 31; Fabian Hernandez, 30; Jose Sandoval, 30; Bryan Carr, 30; Lawrence Ruiz, 29; Tommy Diaz, 28; Kevin Evangelista, 26; Dovonta Owens, 25; Nicholas Benhart, 23; Jesus Mendoza, 23; Terrick Ebron, 22; and Isaac Arce, 21.

Their photos can be found on various local television outlets, though not in the seriously failing no-news newspaper.

Count on this: If any of these arrested child predators are here illegally, the Arizona Republic will never report it.


Phx thieves have advocates who denounce police

November 18, 2019

Local newspaper supports lawlessness

The City of Phoenix has a transportation farce known as light rail. It was the costly brainchild of then-Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, whose family and friends benefited from its construction, as businesses along its path suffered or permanently closed while it cut through the city. Construction began in March 2005. It began operation Dec. 27, 2008.

Just like riding a bus, going to the movie, or getting a haircut, there are fees to access the service. According to its website, there are various ways and places to purchase tickets, including fare vending machines at the light rail stations. Reduced fares are available to youths ages 6-18, seniors 65 and over, and the disabled. Violators are supposedly subject to fines ranging from $50 to $500, plus any court fees, and may lose their transit privileges — which is nothing more than an idle threat.

Therein lies the rub, as Shakespeare’s Hamlet might have said. No one routinely collects the tickets, which has made the trains a haven for the non-paying homeless. Because the rail cars are air conditioned, they provide these folks a respite from the summer heat and winter chill, plus a soft seat and scenic ride.

Since they are driving paying passengers away, police have begun occasional “fare sweeps” to “encourage fare and code of conduct compliance,” as described by the failing newspaper’s ASU Cronkite journalism school student intern Alyssa Stoney. Her sympathy clearly lies with the non-paying riders, whose advocates are given prominence in the newspaper’s report.

Yes. Street bums have advocates.

Light rail is estimated to cost over $140 million dollars per mile to build. That does not include the expense of maintenance and operation. It is obviously not a free ride, even for those taxpayers who were forced to fund it to the tune of $1.4 billion at its 2008 opening, though have never ridden it. Expansion continues.

But a group calling itself ‘Living United for Change in Arizona’ protested the “police sweeps.” Going by the acronym LUCHA, it is warmly described by co-executive director Alejandra Gomez as a “membership-led economic justice organization that is trying to support the most vulnerable communities that struggle on a day-to-day basis to make ends meet.”

New flash for Alejandra: So do many honest, hardworking Phoenix citizens who pay for what they use. Not doing so is theft, which is a crime.