Ending illegal invasion is national security priority

November 16, 2015


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. 

Speaker Paul Ryan? Another conservative betrayal

October 21, 2015

Pro-amnesty Ryan supported by liberals   

Senate minority leader Harry Reid’s sloppy wet smooch to Paul Ryan shouldn’t be doing much good for Ryan’s aspirations to be anointed to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, whose limp tenure has been a colossal disappointment.

The liberal Nevada Democrat threw his support to Wisconsin Republican Ryan, saying he hopes Ryan runs and wins the job because he’s a “Paul Ryan fan.” According to Reid’s assessment,  Ryan “appears to me to be one of the people over there that would be reasonable.”

After being sold as a conservative and economic wizard as Mitt Romney’s 2012 Vice Presidential running mate, Ryan revealed himself to be a leading proponent of amnesty — a defining issue for a wide swath of grassroots GOP voters.

Pro-amnesty Democrat Harry Reid is not alone in supporting Ryan as House Speaker. Committed amnesty proponent and far left Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who worked with Ryan on amnesty legislation, has also thrown his support behind his candidacy.

Gutierrez has vouched for Paul Ryan with these troubling words, “I want you to know that in 2005 when Jeff Flake and I introduced a comprehensive immigration bill … and Kennedy and McCain was the first bipartisan, bicameral bill, Paul Ryan was an original co-sponsor of comprehensive immigration reform.”

Let that message sink in. No wonder status quo politicians are losing ground with frustrated voters.

On Tuesday Senate Democrats, led by Ryan enthusiast Harry Reid, blocked a vote on (S 2146), titled “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act.” It was tied to a bill known as “Kate’s Law” named for San Francisco resident Kate Steinle who was shot and killed while walking on the pier with her father. The bill imposed a mandatory five-year prison sentence on any illegal convicted of an aggravated felony who returns to the U.S. after being deported. Democrats blocked Kate’s Law because it was attached to a provision to defund sanctuary cities, which the left steadfastly supports.

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly addressed the issue with these words:

Foolishly, instead of simply voting straight up on Kate’s Law, the Senate put both pieces of legislation together. Everybody knew that would doom the vote, yet the Republicans did it anyway. That’s what makes Americans furious with the political system in Washington,” he said. “This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson continue to lead in the Republican polling. A recent CNN poll has Trump at 27%, Carson at 22%, and no one else in double figures. Both Trump and Carson support Kate’s Law and would not play political games with it. There comes a point where the American people are going to have to take back their government. When a 32-year-old woman can be gunned down by an illegal felon who had been deported five times and you cannot get a strict law punishing illegal alien felons you really don’t have a functioning government.”

The first time conservatives get sand kicked in their faces, shame on the kickers. The successive times it happens, shame on the conservatives. Haven’t we dealt with enough deceit on the topic of the illegal invasion from Arizona’s senators McCain and Flake to have made us wary of the arrogant candidacy of Paul Ryan? Arizona’s Representatives need to hear from us ASAP. Their contact information is here.

Obama: Criminal justice system “remains unfair”

October 19, 2015

Slick talk on crime skips over facts

In his weekly address to the nation over the weekend, Barack Obama said that much of the American criminal justice system is unfair and that what he referred to as “underfunded schools” in the United States are a conduit to overcrowded prisons.

According to the selfless community organizer now sitting in the Oval Office,  criminal acts have nothing to do with incarceration rates. He tells us “The Department of Justice has gotten ‘Smart on Crime,’ refocusing efforts on the worst offenders, and pursuing mandatory minimum sentences less frequently.” 

“But over the last few decades, we’ve also locked up more non-violent offenders than ever before, for longer than ever before.  That’s the real reason our prison population is so high,” he claims.

The rioting mobs in Ferguson, Missouri, as a single example, who loot and destroy businesses, throw bricks at police, smash police cars and set their own town on fire to express their displeasure, apparently fall into the “non-violent offenders” category. They thought they could get away with their savagery and they did.

Missing from Obama’s video address are the astronomical numbers of fatherless homes and young uneducated mothers who breed not only large families but generational poverty and reliance on public benefits.

Former Florida Congressman Allen West, a black conservative Republican, tells the truth about the cities that foment crime — among them, Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, New York City and Washington, DC — are all run by Democrats.

Quoting from this John Nolte piece posted on Breitbart, Allen West says Nolte was spot on. “This is not about an American failure, it is about a Democrat failure. As far as the good people of Baltimore trapped by the terrible voting of your fellow citizens, I suggest you buy more guns until you can move to a city not run by those who see rioting as part of the Master Plan.

Pesky emails: Douglas’ Bradley reprising Huppenthal?

September 9, 2015

AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ headaches grow

There must be something in the water at the Arizona Department of Education. The Superintendent’s chief of staff Michael Bradley is doing a good imitation of John Huppenthal, his beleaguered boss’ equally beset predecessor.

Huppenthal found himself in hot water after he was exposed as the anonymous commenter on numerous blogs — including this one — which he visited during work hours as well as in the wee hours when the insomniac was unable to sleep. KPHO-TV 5 carried this report at the time. The decade’s long, serial office holder ultimately lost the 2014 primary election to Diane Douglas in a 58 to 41 percent upset.

Fast forward. Though Bradley asserts he was sick and sending emails from home, his problems arose when contacting the Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators regarding the group’s possible support of the recall of his boss. Bradley works for Diane Douglas, the current state Superintendent of Public Instruction who is the subject of a recall effort.

Now Max Goshert, the recall’s chairman, has filed a complaint with the state Attorney General’s Office accusing Bradley of breaking state law by engaging in political activities on state time.

The rest of the story is sure to unfold.

Tucson.com carries the Capitol Media Services report which details the current fiasco.

Robert Graham’s staff engages in GOP intimidation

August 7, 2015

Process servers attend MCRC EGC meeting

In what began as a standard meeting of the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (EGC), transmogrified into a shocking scene by its conclusion Wednesday evening.

The normal practice is to have those in attendance present identification as they pass through a credentials check at the door and be verified as Republicans. Three people who had never previously attended the monthly meeting were so vetted. They were carrying nothing unusual with them.

After clearing credentials they were welcomed by and seated next to Brandon Urness, a key staffer to Arizona Republican Chairman Robert Graham.

These individuals sat through the entire meeting. After adjournment, their actions revealed their purpose in attending as they served three subpoenas to members of the executive board.  The subpoenas were in relation to the ongoing ballot stuffing episode in last fall’s election, exposed by former Maricopa County Chairman A.J. LaFaro. 

Another of Graham’s staffers, under the direction of Brandon Urness, was taking unauthorized photos of members of the executive committee. He refused to reveal his name and continued taking pictures even when asked to stop doing so by Sergeant-at-arms Barbara Medal. A confrontation ensued, resulting in the filing of a police report against both of Graham’s staffers. 

The word circulating in conservative circles is that once again Robert Graham denies all knowledge of the actions of his staff. As usual expect him to “check into the situation” and get back with more of his preposterous responses to the inquiries.

Mayor Stanton: More botched financial disclosures

August 5, 2015

Greg Stanton’s ongoing pattern of questionable filings

The daily reports that for the second time in a month Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has had to amend his financial disclosure reports. The first case involved his lack of disclosure relating to campaign fundraising. The second involves his personal financial disclosure forms. 

According to the newspaper, in both instances the errors have persisted through several years’ worth of filings. Stanton’s statement falsely claimed he and his wife, Nicole, have no personal investments or retirement accounts. He made the same claim in at least five separate disclosure forms going back to his 2011 campaign for mayor.

This is not Stanton’s first rodeo. During his first mayoral race, we reported he had serious problems with campaign funds, his thieving campaign treasurer and her union boss father. Stanton, not wanting to alienate his powerful friend Billy Shields, desperately wanted to get the embezzling charges dropped against his former campaign treasurer, Mindy Shields. His efforts were in vain. She pled guilty to a felony.  Papa Shields’ firefighter’s union endorsed Stanton’s opponent.

In another stunning recent example, a report Stanton’s campaign filed earlier this summer incorrectly listed the amount of money he had raised and spent. The report said he had raised $528,000 total through the May 31 deadline. His campaign later said his correct fundraising total was $985,900. A campaign spokesman said an amended report would be filed in early July, although the corrected report had not been filed by the time the newspaper’s report was printed this week.

The newspaper account states Stanton’s spokesman Robbie Sherwood called the ongoing inaccuracies “unintentional oversights,” and said Stanton didn’t realize what he was required to report in the section related to personal investments and retirement accounts. “The mayor filled the form on his own without an attorney’s review and will update all of his incorrect forms,” Sherwood said.

Since both Greg Stanton and his wife Nicole are lawyers, that explanation falls just a tad short of the mark.


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