Director Comey out at FBI: What took so long?

May 10, 2017

While Pres. Donald Trump’s Tuesday firing of FBI Director James Comey (read Trump’s letter) was hailed by conservatives, the reliably liberal editors at AOL took a distinctly different approach, exhibited by the headline:

“Why did Trump fire FBI Director James Comey? Cover-up of Russia investigation suspected.”

Of course, the usual Never-Trumpers, still reeling in the wake of scandal plagued Hillary Clinton’s defeat, were ready to pile on, concocting their own conspiracy theories, all revolving around Trump’s “collusion with Russia” resulting in his 2016 presidential election victory.

Using the well-known magician’s maneuver of misdirection, U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass); Hillary’s running-mate Tim Kaine, (D-VA); and John McCain (RINO-AZ) were more than ready to heave their partisan spew to the media.

Schumer promptly called for an independent investigator to take over the “Russia probe.” Warren echoed Schumer’s calls for a special prosecutor. Kaine, peering out from under the rock where Hillary found him, used a series of tweets, declaring Comey’s termination proved “how frightened the Admin is over Russia investigation,” claiming it was “part of a growing pattern by White House to cover-up the truth.”

Republicrat McCain, the still smarting failed presidential candidate who previously called Hillarya rock starhe could support, has done all he can to undermine Donald Trump since Trump won the GOP nomination. McCain and his family made it clear they were not voting for Trump, who won despite their embarrassing and rancorous display.

McCain, sounding no different than the Democrats he aligns with, said, “I have long called for a special congressional committee to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The president’s decision to remove the FBI director only confirms the need and the urgency for such a committee.”

But wait! Chuck Schumer, Comey’s steadfast supporter today, on Nov. 2, 2016 — opinion swinging like a chimp in the rain forest — gave Comey a vote of no-confidence in response to his revelation that the FBI reopened its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.I do not have confidence in him any longer,” Schumer gravely stated. Liberal hypocrites switch their opinions so quickly, they must have chronic whiplash.


TX Gov. Abbott signs bill banning sanctuary cities

May 9, 2017

Rational Americans understand the danger posed by sanctuary cities, which thwart federal immigration law, releasing arrested illegal alien criminals back onto our streets. The issue gained notoriety following the horrific murder of San Francisco resident Kate Steinle, strolling along the pier with her father and gunned down by a repeatedly arrested and deported illegal alien felon who had just been released from jail. Her tragedy — one of countless such deaths — where the perpetrators are given cover by sanctuary cities — highlights the need to rein in these disastrous policies.

Closer to home was the cold blooded murder of Grant Ronnebeck, a 21-year-old Mesa convenience store clerk killed by a Mexican illegal repeat offender, facing deportation but released on bond. Ronnebeck was killed for counting the money before handing the impatient illegal alien the cigarettes he was purchasing.

On Sunday Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, signed a state law which imposes stiff penalties and hefty fines on elected or appointed officials who fail to comply with the provisions included in Senate Bill 4.

Gov. Greg Abbott should stand on solid legal ground. He was previously the longest-serving Attorney General of Texas, served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and as a State District Judge in Harris County. With her own interesting bio — holding two Master’s Degrees and a Bachelor’s, Cecilia Abbott, has made Texas history as the first Hispanic First Lady of the state.

The Texas measure comes as President Donald Trump has prioritized combating illegal immigration. Texas, which has an estimated 1.5 million illegal immigrants and the longest border with Mexico of any U.S. state, has been at the forefront of the immigration debate.

“As governor, my top priority is public safety, and this bill furthers that objective by keeping dangerous criminals off our streets,” Gov. Abbott said in a statement after signing the bill into law. It will take effect on Sept. 1.

This Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report published on March 20, 2017 details a portion of what U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been dealing with regarding “Detainers that were declined.” Another tricky description is “Non-cooperative jurisdictions.”

Gov. Abbott stands in stark contrast to the repugnant policies of California Gov. Jerry Brown, a left-wing Democrat.


Kerplunk! Sheriff Penzone falls from grace

May 5, 2017

That didn’t take long.  Paul Penzone, the new shurff in town, is already feeling the wrath of the newspaper that couldn’t wait to see him unseat former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been reelected to an unprecedented six 4-year terms. 

The upset stung, but was not unexpected since Republican Arpaio was in the eye of the storm for doing the job he was repeatedly elected to do. It didn’t hurt that Penzone was the darling of the illegal alien protectors at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) or that he had secured the financial backing of open borders multi-billionaire globalist George Soros. In August 2016, Politico reported that Soros was working behind the scenes throughout the nation to overhaul the U.S. Justice system — working to elect liberal prosecutors and law enforcement professionals as a means of loosening America’s criminal justice structure. Electing Democrat Paul Penzone was a part of that ambitious scheme.

With this background, fast forward to a recent newspaper editorial. Elvia Diaz takes on Penzone, chastising him for wanting to replace the court ordered advisory panel put in place to hamstring Joe Arpaio.  Count on the fact that the word “controversial” is still used in conjunction with Joe Arpaio. That’s de rigueur. No mention is made of the fact that Penzone has referred to illegal invaders as “guests.”

The ostensibly independent six-member panel, arising out of a lawsuit, was mandated by U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow, who has routinely evidenced his own biases. Since then-sheriff Arpaio opted out of playing games, the panel members are all recommended by the ACLU which represents the plaintiffs in the ongoing Melendres case.

But why go after their pet Penzone? Paul Penzone wants to change the members and configuration from six to five members. In exerting independence, he is distressing both editorialist Diaz— the obvious Linda Valdez successor-in-training —- and the Hispanic activists who are now attempting to rein him in. What a surprise.  He doesn’t find this muzzling any more appealing than Arpaio did. He says the antagonistic positions of the current panel members make the situation unworkable and has announced he “won’t respond to unreasonable demands or unrealistic expectations.”

Diaz chastises Penzone, warning him there could be another Arpaio waiting to challenge him in four years.

A liberal, Penzone has set up citizens panels to advise him on other issues that focus on blacks, Hispanics and homosexuals. But according to the report, the “activists” say those groups are composed of Penzone’s sympathizers and don’t speak for “undocumented immigrants“ —– which this site chooses to refer to in more precise terms as “illegal aliens,” since we don‘t adhere to the AP Stylebook.

Silly us. We were laboring under the obvious misconception that the sheriff of one of the largest counties in the United States represented us all — even white, non-Hispanic heterosexuals who happen to be citizens.

Imagine having the tenacity to hold such brazenly seditious thoughts! Then again, that’s likely why you’re reading Seeing Red AZ in the first place.


AZ Republic insults remaining readers with copasetic ID theft victim

April 9, 2017

Last Sunday we wrote, “We read the AZ Republic so you don’t have to.”  Judging by its popularity, we’re tempted to make this a regular or at least an occasional feature

Today we regale you with the foolishness that appeared in the Arizona Republic’s “Around Arizona” section. Written by Richard Ruelas the premise of the report is that criminal acts perpetrated by illegal aliens are no big deal. Even the victims of ID theft are onboard with the thieves.

We couldn’t make this stuff up.

The featured criminal illegal, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 35, is a mother of two teenage U.S. citizens, or anchor babies, and has been living here illegally for more than two decades.. As per usual she facilitated her life here by using someone else’s social security number.

When SRAZ first covered the story this past Feb. 10, we headlined our coverage, “AZ newspaper’s new heroine: The Illegal alien.”  Of course, The Periódico de la República de Arizona  (Arizona Republic) provided a sympathetic perspective. 

This was just a simple woman, after all, working as a custodian at a water park and trying to support her family.  She has a husband, but he declined to be interviewed, since he is also a Mexican national, residing her illegally.

Using the identity of a 32-year-old Tucson man, Alex Andrade, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, was picked up in a 2008 workplace raid.  When her crime was uncovered, she was charged and convicted of felony impersonation, which led to her deportation.

Identity theft victim, Alex Andrade is characterized in the headline as, “Man reports no problems after SSN was used by woman later deported.” 

If you’re thinking that’s quite a mouthful for a headline, you’re not alone.  So were we. But nothing qualifies as too extravagant when the subject is the newspaper’s beloved illegals.

Alex Andrade didn’t notice the problem since he is on disability. He’s sympathetic to the thief due to the fact that his own father entered the United States illegally, and like Guadalupe’s children, he was born a citizen by virtue of a gross misinterpretation of the intent of the Fourteenth Amendment. It was put in place to correctly address the status of American-born children of newly freed African-born slaves immediately after the Civil War. When the amendment was ratified in July 1868, it would have been impossible to envision the repercussions of having an invasion on our southern border.

Today the costly reality of unassimilated foreign nationals many with criminal records is a massive problem. Socialist billionaire and open borders advocate George Soros is spending millions to mobilize Hispanics as a Democrat voting bloc via his Super PAC Immigrant Voters Win.

It’s not only the voters he’s funding, but as Politico reports, he is also attempting to overhaul the criminal U.S. justice system by funding prosecutors and other law enforcement candidates who will follow his dictates rather than the law.

Stay alert. Our future generations deserve no less from us.


Did Obama’s NSA illegally spy on Sheriff Arpaio’s prosecution?

March 20, 2017

Jerome Corsi, writing for INFOWARS details in this Bombshell report what he describes as clear parallels to Obama’s wiretapping of Trump.”

You won’t want to miss this report, which contains a timeline of the Arpaio civil rights case, “created with the assistance of the Operation Dragnet whistleblower and made public in a federal hearing that disseminated the timeline to the public. It was provided to Infowars.com, and is reproduced in full.”


Arpaio denied jury trial: Judge to decide contempt case

March 3, 2017

Constitutional right to being tried before a jury of one’s peers denied former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton rejected arguments that a jury trial was needed to avoid the appearance of bias by Judge G. Murray Snow who recommended the criminal charge against the former sheriff.

Arpaio is charged with criminal contempt for defying a 2011 court order in a case stemming from his workplace patrols of illegals. Arpaio pleaded not guilty to the charge. He acknowledged violating the order but insisted the breech wasn’t intentional.

His trial is set for April 25. Judge Bolton, a registered Independent, was nominated to a lifetime appointment on the federal bench by Democrat Pres. Bill Clinton, based on a recommendation from then-U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, a Republican with John McCain’s concurrence. She was confirmed by a voice vote.

If convicted, Joe Arpaio, who will be 85 on Flag Day, June 14, could face up to six months in jail. His wife Ava battles a serious illness, but age and infirmities take a back seat to politics as usual. Though both of his parents were legal Italian immigrants, he was characterized in the media as being anti-immigrant for doing the job the citizens of Maricopa County reelected him to an unprecedented six four-year terms to do.

Mel McDonald, Arpaio’s lawyer, is the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. Although McDonald argued that an elected official’s actions should be decided by an impartial jury of his peers, he said his client won’t appeal this latest decision. “It’s not surprising,” McDonald is quoted as saying, noting that Bolton had previously said she was leaning toward deciding the case herself. Bolton declared there is no inherent right to jury trials in cases in which potential jail sentences are limited to six months or less.

This August 2016 posprovides background on the motivation of U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow, whose temper and apparent vendetta against Arpaio were frequently on display as he initially put this unsavory legal scheme into action


Bill Montgomery’s change of heart on animal cruelty

March 2, 2017

The Editorial Board of the daily newspaper has opined in unison on House Bill 2242, which seeks to elevate the punishment for “cruel mistreatment” of a domestic animal to a type of felony that can’t be reduced to a misdemeanor.

Examples of such heinous abuse are detailed in the editorial. Few would disagree with the intent of such legislation.

What is odd, however, is that the bill is sponsored by a lone state Representative at the specific request of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

This is the same Bill Montgomery who punted on the deaths of 23 dogs who died agonizing deaths, suffocating in the small, steamy utility room in which they were crammed together without food, water or cool air in the scorching heat of June 21, 2014. The family pets were boarded at Green Acre kennel and left in the care of incompetents Austin Flake, son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, and Austin’s then-wife Logan. The kennel was owned by Logan’s mother and step-father, who were vacationing out-of-state.

After a lengthy and intense investigation —- even consulting with out-of-state experts, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio recommended criminal prosecution on 23 felony animal neglect charges against Todd and MaLeisa Hughes and their daughter and son-n-law Logan and Austin Flake.

 When the Flake’s discovered the dead and dying dogs, they did not call a veterinarian. Instead they hosed them down in an effort to cool them and  then callously stacked the dead carcasses like cordwood in a storage shed on the property. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a champion of animals, had an Animal Crimes Investigations Unit as part of his office for over a decade. He forwarded  charges of animal neglect and cruelty to Montgomery, recommending numerous felony charges in connection with the horrific abuse.

As we wrote in this September 2014 postBill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place,” bringing charges against Sen. Jeff Flake’s son, daughter-in-law and her parents, did not fit into Montgomery’s long-range career goals.

Montgomery went mute after his insulting press conference where he noted that the dead dogs “weren’t 23 children,” after all — enraging the pet owners and the community at large.

A Maricopa County Grand Jury indicted both couples. And whaddya know?  Montgomery dropped all felony charges against Austin and Logan, now divorced. That left them free to sue Maricopa County taxpayers and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seeking $8 million to resurrect their formerly pristine reputations, claiming they were targeted by the Sheriff’s office and their characters were ruined by the investigation.

As onetime shirttail relatives of Sen. Jeff Flake, Todd and MaLeisa Hughes were more expendable. They spent 60 days in jail and will serve six years probation.

And HB2242? It appears to be headed to the bill graveyard after dairy, farm and cattle grower lobbyists have stepped up to oppose it. On Legislative site, click “RTS Current Bill Positions,” and plug in HB2242.