SCOTUS turncoats: The ultimate betrayal

June 30, 2020

The United States Supreme Court has long had a predilection for Republican nominated Justices turning hard left after confirmation and donning the black robes of ultimate authority. Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy and Sandra O’Connor were prime examples of portraying themselves as conservative and then reveling in the muddy waters of being “swing votes,” aligning with liberals on major issues.

President Donald Trump is now likely feeling the same sting that Pres. Ronald Reagan endured as his nominees O’Connor and Kennedy danced with the wolves.

Neil Gorsuch, a former U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Tenth Circuit, was nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to succeed brilliant originalist Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly while on a hunting trip.

Brett Kavanaugh, a U.S. District Court Judge for the D.C. Circuit, succeeded retiring Anthony Kennedy following a contentious nominating process in which Democrats went to the mat to defeat his nomination. Pres. Trump’s support remained solid and conservatives rejoiced as the two nominees each were sworn in and took their seats on the nation’s highest court.

On the nine-member court with five Republican appointees — including Chief Justice John Roberts — the all-too-frequent lurch to the left is palpably disappointing.

Monday, Roberts jarringly joined far-left justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor in striking down Louisiana’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, concluding such patient protections violate the abortion rights mandated in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Two weeks earlier, the court ruled 5-4 against the Trump administration, saying it did not take the proper steps to end Obama’s 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects an estimated quarter of a million illegal aliens from deportation based on unable to be verified claims they entered the USA with their invading parents as young children. Roberts, ensuring a future Democrat majority voting bloc, wrote the court’s opinion, joined by the four liberal justices.

Bereaved family members making final arrangements for their loved ones at a Georgia funeral home, were forced to deal with an obvious male employee who decided to come to work in drag. His employer asked him to return to his usual mode of dress, which he claimed infringed on his right of free expression as a newly configured transgender male. Gerald Bostock’s outrageous claim was persuasive. In a June 15, 2020, 6-3 ruling, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion. Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh were in the minority authoring dissents, voting for sanity.

Chief Justice John Roberts, portrayed as a conservative when nominated by President George W. Bush, joined his liberal colleagues in all three cases.


Haven’t we been down this Phoenix street before?

June 20, 2020

Destruction and renaming: Hallmarks of the left

America’s historic monuments are being toppled by the suddenly aggrieved. The calculatingly offended not only find Civil War memorials offensive, but also 1492 New World explorer Christopher Columbus and America’s first president, George Washington.

Washington was recently vandalized and brought down in Portland, Oregon along with a burning American flag and spray painted words “genocidal colonist.” The latest manipulative neutering is that certain street names, now considered offensive, have to go.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a Democrat, profits from those she refers to as “the community,” being in a froth. If they don’t know they’re offended, she’ll gladly inform them. Ginning up perpetual aggrievement is the latest trend in garnering votes, as incongruously wearing victimization in the land of the free has replaced pride in citizenship.

The latest gambit is to replace the names of Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street. Thanks to a policy change rammed through in 2017 by then-Mayor, now Congressman Greg Stanton (CD-9). The Democrat  did so despite objections of property owners, who preferred the historic name and opposed being forced to update the address listed on their driver’s licenses, legal documents, passports, bank accounts, connected to all credit cards and bills, including mortgages and utilities.

Stanton was following in the footsteps of then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, another Democrat, who in 2008 forced through the renaming of landmark Squaw Peak, a popular mid-Phoenix mountain known for its hiking trails. Bypassing the normal process she ramrodded the name Piestewa Peak, commemorating Lori Piestewa the as the first American Indian woman to die in combat in 2003 while serving in the armed forces in Iraq. Her actual heritage was half Hopi and half Mexican, which is stifled as less compelling.

Democrats are on a mission to effect change regardless of the merit or consequences. Disgracefully lacking in knowledge of American history it wouldn’t be surprising if the next monument they demolish is President Andrew Jackson, a Southerner who instituted policies that resulted in the forced migration of Native Americans. He also founded the Democrat Party.


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.”


Amid widespread domestic terrorism, AZ Gov. Ducey activates Nat’l Guard

June 1, 2020

Sunday night, following Gov. Ducey’s issuance of a State of Emergency declaration, hundreds of criminal looters and defilers took aim at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and surrounding businesses including the Mercedes-Benz dealership. Their wanton destruction was estimated in “millions of dollars”

In a rare Sunday announcement, (Read it here) Gov. Doug Ducey declared a State of Emergency including activating the National Guard and issuing a week-long statewide, limited curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The overriding question as violent demonstrations, arson and looting arise with contrived spontaneity in Arizona, states across the country and have now erupted in our nation’s capitol, is who is organizing them? The obvious intent is to destabilize our social structure, coupled with respect for authority and law, which bind our enviable, constitutionally-based society.

The disingenuous headline in Sunday’s edition of the radically-left local newspaper was, “Anger and Anguish.” The question of whose anguish and anger is made all too clear with the accompanying front page article, headlined, “Ariz. governor’s remarks focus on ‘rule of law’ not community pain.” 

It begins by disparaging Republican governors “across the country,” while specifically targeting Republican Gov. Ducey for being forcefully outspoken in his denunciation of criminality committed by what the newspaper terms “marginalized persons.”  The full quote from a Tucson-based ‘Black Lives Matter’ advocate is, “I think the governor has always made it clear that he values law and order over the everyday person, specifically marginalized people — “black people, incarcerated people,” she stated.

The rest of us can only hope so.


Contrived FBI, DOJ charges against Gen. Flynn dropped

May 8, 2020

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton succinctly addresses the travesty that has played out against retired Army General Michael Flynn in this single, powerful paragraph.

This April 21, 2020 report provides revealing information, proving the bright light of exposure is the best disinfectant. Not only are the anti-Donald Trump text and email exchanges between former FBI official Peter Strzok and his girlfriend former FBI attorney Lisa Page, accessible — they both detested Trump, who they call an “utter idiot” — but John McCain’s key role in trying to remove Pres. Donald Trump is also exposed.

It should not be forgotten that the deception came from the highest levels as former FBI Director James Comey engaged in a cover-up of Hillary Clinton’s misuse of her classified email server while serving as Barack Obama’s Secretary of State. He opted not to charge her, despite her lies and attempts to scrub all evidence of her abuses. Comey acknowledged, “None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government.” Still, he gave her an undeserved pass.

Although the dropping of the fallacious charges against honorable Gen. Flynn — who was bankrupted trying to defend himself — dominated the news late Thursday when the story broke, this morning’s edition of the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic ignored the report altogether. It doesn’t play into its agenda as a reliable arm of the Democrat Party. Gen. Flynn will survive. The skewed news rag, not worthy of being called a “newspaper,will not.

The Wall Street Journal editorially covers the farce, rightly terming it,The Vindication of Michael Flynn… Justice drops its prosecution with new evidence about the FBI.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s egocentric big gamble

May 6, 2020

Americans deserve better than seriously ill 87-year-old

Years ago there was a televised game show known as ‘Beat the Clock.’ The premise involved contestants trying to complete challenges to win prizes before the clicking clock ran out of time. Justice Ginsburg must have been a fan.

According to this terse May 5, 2020 press release from the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back in the hospital.  What appears to be a serious condition, especially at age 87, is made to sound like a walk in the park.  She’ll be teleconferencing oral arguments from her hospital bed, we are told. Ginsburg earlier survived several bouts of colon and pancreatic cancer.

Two previous press releases attest to her deteriorating health, this one dated August 23, 2019. After three months of silence the next “update” was November 23, 2019. Promised further updates from PIO Kathleen Arberg were never posted. Apparently the American people are looked upon as mushrooms, by the SCOTUS PR Department. Our role is to be kept in the dark and fed manure.

In 2018 Ginsburg stated her intention to stay on the court for five more years, hoping to surpass what she believes to be President Trump’s time in office. She pointed to the example of Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired at 90.

“I am sure she wants to stay on the court until the end of the Trump presidency if she can,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, and a liberal who called on Ginsburg to retire in 2014, when Barack Obama was president and Democrats controlled the Senate.

The undercurrents are many. Ginsburg, a radical leftist former ACLU lawyer, was appointed to the high court by Bill Clinton. Her dream, that never materialized, was for her successor to be appointed by Hillary Clinton, another blunderous miscalculation since Donald Trump clobbered the scandal-plagued Democrat standard bearer. 

Meanwhile, the ancient extremist, who has been videotaped saying she’s not a fan of the U.S. Constitution, and has fallen asleep when she’s expected to be alert, continues to hang on by a tenuous thread, hoping demented Biden will name her replacement.

Her glib reason for falling asleep during Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech was that she’d had too much to drink before attending andwas not 100% sober.” (video admission.) The political double standard was evidenced by newscasters who found that comment to be humorous.  Does anyone believe their reaction would have been the same if those words were uttered by a 90-year-old Republican justice? CNN slickly dubbed the outrageous episode “Power napping.”


Politics invades bench? Dem judge removes GOP incumbent from ballot

May 1, 2020

Corporation Commissioner Boyd Dunn off ballot after petition circulator admits forgeries

In what sounds like politics on steroids, Republican Corporation Commissioner Boyd Dunn has been unceremoniously removed from the ballot. One of the petition circulators gathering signatures to place his name on the ballot for reelection to a second term has admitted she forged signatures. For her criminal act, Dunn, a former Chandler City Councilman and Mayor and retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge with a long history of community service, is being punished for acts he neither authorized nor committed. This is his impressive bio page.

The opinion removing Commissioner Boyd Dunn from the ballot was rendered by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Roger Brodman, who determined that Dunn was 92 signatures short of qualifying for the ballot. Both Brodman and his wife, Diane Johnsen, a member of the Arizona Court of Appeals, were appointed to their judicial posts by hard-left Gov. Janet Napolitano, who abandoned her gubernatorial post midterm to join the Obama administration as Homeland INsecurity chieftain.

Taking a heavy-handed approach, Brodman wrote, “A petition circulator’s falsification of signatures or the execution of a verification she knows to be materially inaccurate invalidates all the accompanying signatures.” That paragraph is worth rereading. The petition gatherer is an 18-year-old looking for a quick buck. Firms that specialize in this business pay the circulators by the number of signatures they collect, which they supposedly guarantee are legitimate electors.

Brodman’s decision effectively destroys Dunn’s attempt for a second term on the five-member board, which has wide-ranging authority, including regulating and setting rates for utilities.

Prior to attending law school, Brodman appropriately earned a  B.S. degree in engineering. He’s putting that to work from the bench.

Boyd Dunn’s attorney Jack Wilenchik intends to appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court Judge Brodman’s decision to remove Commissioner Dunn from the ballot. More rational minds can only hope reason will prevail over politics.


AZ Republic contemptibly provides cover for hate group

April 9, 2020

Hillary-endorsing, leftwing newspaper engages in deliberate mischaracterizations, a hallmark of what has been identified as fake news

Recently the failing, leftist AZ Republic headlined an article, “SPLC: Virus could mean spread of hate.” Richard Ruelas was unmothballed to deliver a defense for Southern Poverty Law Center, a renowned hate group. Patriot and church groups are reliably in the sights of the radical organization.

Kristen Waggoner, general counsel and senior vice president of U.S. legal division and communications at Alliance Defending Freedom, the nation’s largest religious freedom legal advocacy organization, responded in a op-ed headlined, “Hate list is used to smear conservative groups like Alliance Defending Freedom.” She is featured in this 2017 SRAZ exposé,Networks’ disgraceful allegations against Christian legal group.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) multi-pronged fundraising modus operandi is based on an ever-expanding Hate Map that deliberately mischaracterizes victims as perpetrators of hatred. Alliance Defending Freedom, churches and the Border Patrol are among those showcased.

Watch (video) as Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins tells Fox News’ Tucker Carlson how his organization was placed on the infamous hate list and then targeted by a gunman who entered the organization’s D.C. headquarters, shooting a security guard. The gunman ultimately was sentenced to 25 years.

The hard-left Washington Post used this bland headline to describe the shooting, Morning shooting in Northwest D.C.

The SPLC’s skewed policy is so egregious, this absurdity is an example of its Hatewatch blog that deceitfully claims it “monitors and exposes the activities of the American radical right.” 

March 23, 2020:  “The Trump administration took steps to block asylum seekers from entering the U.S.-Mexico border amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This nativist policy course has been pushed by anti-immigrant pundits and hate groups from the time the crisis started to unfold.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart will long be remembered for his quote describing his threshold for obscenity in a 1964 case: “I know it when I see it.” So it is with hatred. It can’t be made palatable by a ruthless perpetrator denying its own obvious engagement in evil.


Prisons release felons as Dem-led states close gun shops

April 1, 2020

Law abiding citizens, many newly jobless and being ordered to self quarantine, are now in even greater peril as the Wuhan Coronavirus incongruously takes its toll on their safety and that of their families by leaving them vulnerable to criminals.

States with Democrat governors from California to New York are releasing from prison felons charged with violent crimes, claiming the close conditions are breeding grounds for the scourge. At the same time, the pandemic is being used by Second Amendment restrictionists to deem gun shops “non-essential” and in need of being closed.

The unprecedented national quarantine has also bizarrely presented a fertile opportunity for those intent on imposing the leftist’s “Criminal Justice Reform” mandates. Socialist billionaire George Soros has been funneling money to far-left candidates in an effort to overhaul the U.S. Justice System — influencing races for elected District Attorneys (in Arizona they are known as County Attorneys) and county sheriffs. 

One of Soros’ PACs poured $millions into defeating Sheriff Joe Arpaio and installing Democrat Paul Penzone as Maricopa County Sheriff, aided by the left-wing Arizona Republic.  He tried the same tactic against then-Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who not only won reelection, but was later appointed to the state Supreme Court.

On Friday, a lawsuit was filed in the Central District Court of California challenging the notion that gun dealers were non-essential businesses and must be shut down. Among the plaintiffs questioning the illogical restrictions was the National Rifle Association of America (NRA). Read the legal challenge here.

Thank them by renewing your NRA membership, give them as gifts or join if you are not yet a member.  The NRA stands as a beacon protecting our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. 


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