Satanists’ antics result in AZ GOP chair launching recall

February 5, 2016

Seeing Red AZ  recently covered the Phoenix City Council’s plan  — on the advice of its legal council — to allow a Satanist to deliver the “invocation” (formerly known as the opening prayer), at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting.

As might be expected, all hell broke loose. The majority of council members were not onboard with this affront. Satanist Stuart de Haan, a Tucson lawyer equipped with a king-sized agenda, initially made the request, saying his group is opposed to “religious tyranny” — presumably his view of prayer. The Satanists threatened a lawsuit.

The daily reported that Phoenix City Attorney Brad Holm’s statement provided no recourse:

“Consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s direction, the city cannot dictate religious viewpoints or the content of a prayer, Holm wrote. “In addition, government may not exclude a denomination or a religion from praying under these circumstances.”

In response, the council, after hearing testimony from both sides, voted to replace the traditional prayer with a moment of silence, according to this Fox News report.

But the saga doesn’t end there. On Thursday, AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham’s spokesman blasted out an email titled, “We Need Prayer!” There’s nothing to disagree with in the content of Graham’s message, but the last paragraph and follow-up sentence were puzzling:.

“If a show of humility to God, rich in the American tradition, is to be ended because of a few satanic bullies, how are we going to fix some of our community’s and nation’s most pressing problems? Maybe it is time we send a message to the Phoenix City Council that they are out of touch with the people of Phoenix.”

Graham is collecting information necessary to create a ballot initiative to reinstate public prayer, as well as for the recall of elected Phoenix public officials.

Is Graham aiming for the mayor, the city attorney or the council members?

Stay tuned.


McCain, pimping for Rubio, tries to disqualify Cruz

January 8, 2016

A frazzled John McCain is having trouble grasping reality.  Nothing new there. Without someone whispering in his ear, he often doesn’t know friends from foes.

The new political reality, which McCain is loath to accept is that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are making wavesbig ones — on the GOP presidential primary landscape. The change of tide finds the political futures of establishment candidates Jeb Bush sagging and Marco Rubio lagging.

Both men, like McCain, are supporters of amnesty for illegal aliens.  Bush actually referred to those invading our country as exhibiting “an act of love,” saying the issue “shouldn’t rile people up.” Rubio eagerly hopped on McCain’s failed ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty bandwagon, colluding with Chuck Schumer and a faction of other liberals and Republicrats to push this problematic venture. 

On Wednesday, McCain appeared on local KFYI radio’s Chris Merrill Show questioning Sen. Ted Cruz’ eligibility to run for the U.S. Presidency, saying, “I think there is a question. I am not a constitutional scholar on that, but I think it’s worth looking into. I don’t think it’s illegitimate to look into it.” The “it” stems from the fact that Cruz was born in Alberta, Canada, to an American mother and Cuban father.

Cruz, a Harvard Law School honors graduate who served as Texas’ Solicitor General, has responded that it is “settled law” that a child born to a U.S. citizen, even if they are abroad at the time, is a “natural born citizen,” as required by the U.S. Constitution.

This is old news as McCain should well know. McCain, who was born in Panama in 1936, dealt with this issue during his 2008 presidential campaign. Barry Goldwater, who sought the presidency in 1964 was born in 1909 in the Arizona Territory, three years prior to statehood. George Romney, Mitt‘s father, faced these same questions when he ran for president in 1968 since he was born to American parents living in Mexico. None of them were disqualified.

Ted Cruz has previously been denounced and called names by John McCain for staying true to his conservative principles — something McCain is incapable of comprehending.

“There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” is how Senate Conservatives Fund describes John McCain on a page titled, Replace John McCain. Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician and two-term state senator, offers the intelligent alternative.

Now is the time to take action to ensure this much-needed change. U.S. Senate terms are six long years.


Susan Bitter Smith jumps ship as posse closes in

December 18, 2015

Mixed metaphors? Sure. But how else to describe Susan Bitter Smith’s bizarre sense of self-importance which she assumed placed her above the law?

Amid charges of conflict of interest that caused Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to file this Petition for Special Action to remove her from office due to ineligibility, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith resigned Thursday.

She was elected to a four-year term on the Commission which began January 2013. Her resumé will no doubt be removed shortly, but from her vast array of positions, it’s clear Susan Bitter Smith, 60, has been around the political block a time or two and can’t allege ignorance of the law.

Taking the Arizonans who elected her for fools, Bitter Smith claimed she was resigning her elected position because the controversy was becoming a distraction, creating difficulties in doing her job.

Left unspecified was which job she was referring to. She has worked as a registered lobbyist and executive for a trade association of cable companies regulated by the very same Arizona Corporation Commission she chairs as a state regulator. The combined yearly salaries of the two jobs are in excess of a quarter of a million dollars. Jan. 4, 2016 is her last day with the Corporation Commission.

From the Attorney General’s Nov. 30, 2015 Press Release:

On September 2, 2015, the Attorney General’s Office (“AGO”) launched an investigation into Bitter Smith after receiving a formal complaint against her. The AGO investigation found Bitter Smith receives over $150,000 per year for her trade association work, on top of her $79,500 salary as a Commissioner.  Arizona State Statute 40-101 prohibits Commissioners from being employed by or holding an official relationship to companies regulated by the Commission. The law also prohibits Commissioners from having a financial interest in regulated companies. Section 40-101 promotes ethics in government and prevents conflicts of interest.

Read the 128 unambiguous words which comprise 40-101 under link.

As we previously wrote, There’s no way to put lipstick on this pig. It’s a Category 5, GOP intra-party, cringe worthy embarrassment. At the time, although Bitter Smith had filed for reelection, AZ Republican Party chairman Robert Graham had called for her to step down.

Susan Bitter Smith’s arrogance far exceeds either rationality or ethics, though she was well compensated for her egotism.

Gov. Doug Ducey will now appoint a replacement, who will run for the office in November.


Jeff Flake exposed as colluding with radical Islamist

December 16, 2015

Playing politics with Hamas fellow traveler

Conservative Review, which has consistently given “F” ratings to Jeff Flake and his mentor John McCain, runs a revealing commentary by Daniel Horowitz.  Carrying the compelling title, “Jeff Flake Visits Islamic Extremist Who Chastised Moderate Muslims,” it exposes the staggering hypocrisy recently exhibited by Arizona’s junior senator.

Show-boater Flake earned accolades from the left-wing Arizona Republic for his recent family outing to the Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley in Scottsdale. It was there he displayed his abysmal lack of historical knowledge as he drew bizarre parallels between “persecution suffered by Mohammad” and leaders of his own LDS faith as he addressed the congregants at the mosque. His soiree was photographed — including an image of Flake putting his shoes back on — and covered by Dan Nowicki, McCain’s assigned reporter at the Republic.

The newspaper ate up the contrivance like cotton candy. Flake’s self-righteous gambol resulted in front page coverage and an editorial extolling his “solidarity” with the Muslim community in light of Donald Trump’s recent suggestion of curtailing entry into the U.S. of unable-to-be-vetted Syrians claiming refugee status.

Missing from the glowing coverage is that Flake chose as his photo-op venue a mosque led by Imam Anas Hlayhel, the head of the Arizona branch of CAIR — an organization found by a 5th Circuit judge to be a North American funding arm of Hamas during the Holy Land Foundation trial.  Details of the radical group are included in Horowitz’ commentary.

He writes: Anyone who wants to learn more about the leadership of this mosque should read this riveting op-ed by prominent moderate Muslim, M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.  Jasser is president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith.”  After going on Fox to criticize the Muslim Brotherhood last year, Jasser was publicly demeaned by an Imam at the Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley.

Watch Dr. Jasser, a Valley physician, here as he refutes Obama’s claim that “ISIS is not Islamic.”


AZ AG files action against Corp. Comish Bitter Smith

December 1, 2015

Legal action cites conflict of interest

There’s no way to put lipstick on this pig. It’s a Category 5, GOP intra-party, cringe worthy embarrassment.

Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Susan Bitter Smith is no novice to the political arena. Among her many posts, she was elected as a Scottsdale City Council member and served as the city’s Vice Mayor. She was an elected member of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board and has been a congressional candidate — albeit unsuccessful.

On Monday her career path took a decided nose dive as Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a Petition for Special Action in the Arizona Supreme Court to remove Bitter Smith from office. The Petition is the result of an ongoing investigation alleging she broke the state’s conflict of interest laws by working as a lobbyist for companies the commission regulates.

Brnovich contends Bitter Smith, 60, is ineligible to hold office due to her ongoing conflict of interest as a registered lobbyist and paid executive for an association of cable companies regulated by the same Arizona Corporation Commission she chairs.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation in September after receiving a formal complaint against her.

The AG’s 48-page Petition can be read here, and includes this Conclusion which specifies “Bitter Smith’s three categories of conflicts, each of which is sufficient by itself to make her ineligible to hold office as a Corporation Commissioner under § 40-101. These conflicts are her “official relation[s]” as an authorized lobbyist for two affiliates of Cox; her “official relation[s]” through SWCCA (Southwest Cable Communications Association), to Cox, Comcast, Suddenlink, and Time Warner; and her “pecuniar[y] interest[s]” in those companies because of her $150,000 annual salary as the Executive Director and designated lobbyist for SWCCA. Because she had these conflicts at the time of her election, Ms. Bitter Smith cannot remedy them and remain in office.”

The motion asks for immediate action, although the Supreme Court could send it to a superior court for review.

Since Bitter Smith has filed for reelection,  AZ Republican Party chairman, Robert Graham has now called for her to step down. There has been no activity on her Interim Report for the 2015 – 2016 Election Cycle.


Ending illegal invasion is national security priority

November 16, 2015

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On Friday, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz released his detailed “Plan to stop illegal immigration, secure the border, restore the rule of law and protect Americans,” declaring “It’s not that we don’t know how to solve illegal immigration. What is missing is the political will to get it done. And, as president, I will get it done. We will secure the borders.” 

Sens. Cruz and Marco Rubio have been trading barbs on the issue of illegal immigration, which is paramount for an increasing number of American voters in the 2016 presidential election. While Donald Trump deserves credit for bringing this subject front and center, he is short on specifics and long on repetitive bravado. Slick talking Rubio teamed with John McCain, Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer and a pack of other liberals and RINOs comprising the notorious pro-amnesty Gang of Eight.

In discussions regarding the illegal invasion, talk routinely turns to the importance of adherence to the Rule of Law. We hear of those who are waiting in line to legally immigrate to the United States. The notion of American workers displaced by illegals is not the fallacy we are led to believe since they are supposedly only “doing jobs Americans refuse to do.” Stop at any construction site and it’s clear that myriad jobs that once supported middle-class American families are now held by non-English speakers undercutting American wages.

In the wake of the synchronized and calculated Islamic Jihadist attacks perpetrated in Paris days ago accompanied by the now all too familiar cry of “Allahu Akbar!” (Allah is greater) it’s time to take into account the national security issues also at stake. At least two of the murderers were “refugees” who repaid European kindness with carnage.

Here at home, Barack Obama is similarly opening the floodgates not only to Central American and Mexican nationals, receiving taxpayer subsidized benefits as documented by Judicial Watch, but also to unvetted Middle Eastern Muslims from countries that despise the United States — mostly unaccompanied, single young men — claiming refugee status. Christians from the region are not so fortunate.  They are oddly deported by the Obama regime as not qualifying due to lack of government persecution. But hundred of thousands of Somali, Iraqi and Syrian Muslims of unknown political bents are being resettled throughout the U.S.

Despite the fact that ISIS murderers who perpetrated the massacres in Paris, said “American blood is the sweetest,“ the global jihadist threat is being welcomed into America by our own government in collusion with the United Nations. The insanity continues. WND reports that U.S. Mayors are foolishly claiming that more Muslim refugees will ‘help build our economies’

Bloody assaults on freedom loving nations should be a wake-up call. Was Sept. 11, 2001 too long ago for us to remember? Has the Fort Hood massacre faded from memory? The beheading of a female factory worker by a Muslim convert in Oklahoma? These and more were accompanied by shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” Home grown terrorists exist. Must we import others? At this point in our history, unchecked immigration is a national security issue. America’s first obligation is to the citizens of this country.

Vote as if your life and those of your family depended on it. They do.


Flake, Hughes, dog deaths case back to Grand Jury?

November 13, 2015

With the weather cooling to the point of making Arizonans remember why we’re grateful to live here, most of us prefer not to dredge up recollections of the merciless summer heat in the Valley.

But the sweltering 106 degree scorcher of June 20, 2014 is exactly where we need to focus our attention. It is being reported that a Maricopa County Superior Court judge is considering whether another grand jury should take another look at the case of the gruesome heat related deaths of nearly two dozen dogs crammed in a steamy utility room at the Green Acre boarding kennel in Gilbert. County Attorney Bill Montgomery sat on this case for an unconscionably long time.

If a new indictment is issued against vacationing kennel owners Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, what about the actual caretakers Logan and Austin Flake who were entrusted with running the facility and tending the family pets left in their care while Logan’s parents were in Florida?

The foursome was indicted October 16, 2014. From there, a scorecard is needed to keep up with who was charged and who was dropped.

Then as a grandiose 2014 Christmas Eve gesture, Montgomery dropped charges of animal cruelty against all four defendants, leaving a single fraud charge against the Hughes.

A Maricopa County Grand Jury reinstated charges against the Hughes May 6. The Flakes were mysteriously excluded. Politics abounds. Did we mention Austin Flake is the son of Sen. Jeff Flake?

When they returned from their vacation, Todd Hughes initially told the pet owners their dogs had all run away.  Later he and his wife MaLeisa claimed the deaths were the result of an accident when a dog chewed through an air-conditioning electrical cord, disabling the unit. The dogs died agonizing deaths, suffocating in the small room where they were left overnight without cooling, food or water. When the dead and dying dogs were discovered the following morning, the Flakes did not call for veterinary assistance, opting instead to hose down the dogs and then callously pile their carcasses in a shed.

The indictments caused Brigham Young University to expel Austin Flake, which allowed him to recast himself and his wife Logan as victims and sue the taxpayers of Maricopa County for $8 million dollars. If this obscene settlement is awarded, it will ease the reentry into the single world for the now divorcing Jr. Flakes. 


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