Dan Saban: Would you like some syrup on your waffles?

July 22, 2016

Perennial candidate for sheriff is back  —  opportunistically party switching

After attempting to unseat Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio three times— in 2004, 2008, 2012 — with no success, politically slippery Dan Saban is giving it another try, using a new guise — this time as a white haired, white mustachioed Republican. When he ran in 2012, it was as a bottle brunette Democrat, even dying his mustache. Saban changes his hair color nearly as often as he switches political parties and changes his wives.

With no core values, he’s been all over the political map and has lost every previous race. Not only does he fail at challenging the sheriff politically, but Dan Saban has even sued him — and lost.

Now, however,  voters can rest assured Saban’s party allegiance is absolute.  How can they trust the ever vacillating political opportunist?  Simple. This time he’s got an elephant on his roadway campaign signs. Yeah, that should do it.

We posted Perpetual loser Saban takes swipe at Arpaio in 2012, illustrating Saban’s problems telling the truth — even during a taped legal deposition. The included videos tell more about Dan Saban than his deceptive campaign signs do.


Jeff Flake bungles parenting, yet tries to reprimand Trump

July 11, 2016

By now most of us have heard Jeff Flake’s weak stab at witticism claiming that he can’t attend the Republican National Convention because he needs to “mow his lawn.” This boycott is Flake’s arrogant posturing to unequivocally send his message of contempt for Donald Trump. Flake doesn’t approve of Trump’s messaging and tone, so he takes to public forums to publicly chastise the Republican presidential nominee. Flake accuses Trump of racism for stating that he will build a wall along our southern border and has called for a moratorium on unable to be vetted refugees from terror sponsoring nations.

Closer to home, Jeff Flake fails miserably in the scolding department.

When it comes to racism and Flake, his son Tanner was the indisputable champion offender. In 2013 teenage Tanner was the subject of our post “Generational Flakes.” The younger Flake was exposed for his online spew of vile anti-black and Hispanic, anti-Semitic, and homophobic slurs. BuzzFeed has more here  including the offensive screen name Tanner used in online games.

For his vulgar rants, there was no woodshed or even a pretense of one for the arrogant punk. Jeff Flake apologized for his son, teaching him that getting off easy is easy when your dad is a U. S. Senator. Tanner may have apologized to his parents for the negative publicity, but never publicly took responsibility for this hate filled rhetoric.

His weak cover-up doesn’t make Jeff Flake a racist. Just a self-absorbed flake who let an important teachable moment pass.

Jeff Flake’s parenting failures are legend. Another son, Austin, who along with his then-wife Logan, bore the responsibility of caring for the dogs kenneled at the dog boarding facility owned by her parents Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, vacationing in Florida. Under the young newlyweds less than watchful supervision 23 family pets died horrific heat-related deaths. Austin and Logan are magically off the hook, while the Hughes have been sentenced to jail time.

After the younger Flake’s indictment mysteriously vanished, they have the raw nerve to sue the taxpayers of Maricopa County for $8 million for the damage they say was done to their formerly pristine reputations.

Not a word from Papa Flake who will long remember the kindness of Houdini Montgomery, the obliging Maricopa County Attorney, who cut the Flake’s loose.

When Jeff Flake comes up for reelection next year, conservatives should take a page from the Arizona junior senator‘s book, and be too busy “mowing our lawns” to cast a ballot for him. He deserves the same cold shoulder he and his mentor John McCain are giving Donald Trump by not showing up at the Republican National Convention and undermining the GOP candidate.


Jeff Flake’s ex-kin accept plea deal, jail time

July 1, 2016

Son and former daughter-in-law skip prosecution, sue for $8 million

Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, the former in-laws of Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s son Austin, have accepted a plea deal in conjunction with the June 2014 gruesome heat related suffocation deaths of  23  dogs at their Green Acre dog boarding facility in Gilbert.

On Thursday, the couple took the pleas in lieu of going to trial. As defendants, each pleaded guilty to one count of facilitation to commit fraudulent schemes and artifices, and one count of cruelty to animals, both Class 6 felonies. Their sentences will each include 23 days in jail without the possibility of work release, work furlough, home detention or compliance monitoring.  The days to be served equal one day per dead dog.

This raw video of the court proceedings is available from KMOV TV 4, St. Louis. In addition to the jail terms, the Hughes’ must complete 230 hours of community service and serve three years of probation. They are prohibited from posting about the case on social media or resume running a pet boarding facility . Additionally, they are to write letters of apology to all who lost their family pets.

Missing from the news reports is the fact that the Hughes’ were vacationing out-of-state when the deaths occurred, leaving Austin Flake and his-then wife, Logan, who is the daughter of MaLeisa Hughes, responsible for the care of the pets. When the Flakes’ returned to the kennel the next day and witnessed the horrific scene, they callously hosed down the dying dogs in a crude attempt to cool them. The carcasses of the dogs were then piled in a storage shed. No veterinarians were ever called.

The dogs sweltered to death, packed together in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning, and without food or water provided for them.

Todd Hughes lied about the number of dogs involved and claimed they merely ran away. The story was later changed to cast blame on the dogs themselves by alleging one or more of the pets chewed through the air conditioning wiring, which was never the case.

After Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery dropped the 21 felony charges and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals against Austin and Logan Flake, the actual responsible parties, they filed a lawsuit against the taxpayers of Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seeking $8 million to resurrect their formerly pristine reputations. They claim they were targeted by the Sheriff’s office and their characters were ruined by this investigation. Though now divorced, a few $million each could go a long way to soothe their hurt feelings.

These are some of the posts SRAZ has written about the case that was Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s worst nightmare — since charging Jeff Flake’s son and daughter-in-law and her parents never quite fit into his long rage career plans:

Oct. 13, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Focus of daily’s sarcastic jab remains inert

Sept. 29, 2014: Still awaiting Montgomery’s Flake decision

Sept. 19, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place

July 17, 2014: 21 dead dogs inconsequential as Flake connection gets cover-up

June 27, 2014: AZ Republic uses dead dogs to bash Arpaio, give pass to Flake & Update

Dec. 24, 2014:  Bill Montgomery, dead dogs & the Flakes: We got it right the first time

Dec. 13, 2014: Flake kin beg for cash to aid in dead dog defense

Nov. 14, 2014: Austin, Logan Flake plead not guilty in dog deaths

Oct. 16, 2014Indicted! Austin & Logan Flake, Todd & MaLeisa Hughes


Phx Councilman Michael Nowakowski: Dead man walking

March 11, 2016

Liberals stifle First Amendment Freedoms

Things haven’t been going so well for Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski of late. As if his serious problems arising from conflict of interest shenanigans on an $8.5 million downtown Phoenix land deal aren’t bad enough for the District 7 Democrat, he has offended the easily miffed homosexual community, who are now calling for him to resign his council seat for what they deem offensive remarks. Feeling his political walls closing in, Nowakowski has apologized for comments he made to a group of pastors (Video) regarding same-sex marriage.

His waffling on he issue of transgendered folks using public bathrooms also doesn’t cut it with the strident minority. They want his head on a platter, or at least his butt out of his council seat. Not for his shady land deals, but for stating that he “never thought I would see the day that men and men would be married or that people were allowed to go into the same bathroom as my daughter. This world is changing and it’s time for us to take the leadership and change it back to the way it should be.”  Video of his comments here.

The daily has an  in-depth report on the email exchanges surrounding the city land deal.

For uttering the politically incorrect statements, his fellow liberals on the City Council — Laura Pastor, Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela — have condemned Nowakowski, as has liberal Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo. He’s been denounced by former supporter James McLaughlin, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 99.

The executive director of the Maricopa County Democrat Party also called for  Nowakowski’s resignation as has Equality Arizona, a homosexual rights group. 

In 2012 Seeing Red AZ  covered Michael Nowakowski’s scheme to have the city issue ID cards to illegal aliens residing in Phoenix.  Although he carries a Polish surname, Nowakowski identifies as Hispanic. Notice that his Hispanic cohorts are the first to call for his resignation.  

There’s no doubt his political days are numbered.

 


iPhone-banning Bill Montgomery inconsistent on terror threat

February 28, 2016

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, released a Feb. 24, 2016 statement advising that his office would stop issuing iPhones to its employees as a result of the company’s current legal dispute with the FBI. Montgomery attempted to defend his decision in an interview on Fox News

Fox and Friends (video under link) weekend anchor Clayton Morris asked Montgomery which phone operating system he would use, since both Google and Microsoft have also come out publicly in support of Apple’s decision not to create a way to circumvent the iPhone’s security for the FBI. Montgomery oddly responded by saying if that is the case, it should give the U.S. Congress the motivation to “reset everything back to where it was.”

After Morris made the point that many iPhone owners don’t want the federal government to have access to their iPhone, Montgomery responded by saying he has more faith in the U.S. Constitution to protect a person’s privacy rather than “some benevolent corporate CEO who thinks he’s the privacy messiah.”

Although Montgomery made news by boycotting iPhones, saying that “Apple is on the side of the terrorists,” he neglects to make the connection that his political associates John McCain and Jeff Flake were instrumental in forming the pro-amnesty Gang of Eight. Along with Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Marco Rubio and a host of other liberals and RINOs — they have worked to keep our border open to illegal invaders including terrorists.

A 2015 Washington Post report details the apprehensions of terrorists at the Texas border. In 2011 Seeing Red AZ posted Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns. This is not a new phenomenon as evidenced by this San Diego ABC 10 News report detailing the Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah’s long established foothold in the city. As far back as 2001 WND reported that Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico.

Montgomery, his employees, the citizens of Maricopa County and the state of Arizona would be better served if he showed some backbone and called out Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake for their overt efforts in leaving us all vulnerable to terrorism. iPhones are the least of it.


Phoenix ID scam includes ease in illegal voting

January 20, 2016

Last week the daily’s front page article went into frenzied overdrive as it pushed a costly and disastrous plan to grant ID cards to illegals in Phoenix.

Rife with incendiary language, the report claimed Republican legislators were attempting to “handcuff” a “grassroots effort” to extend identification cards to “city residents” — including, of course, illegal aliens. The alleged rationale behind this scheme is to allow freer access to banking services, provide the ability to report crimes, access city benefits and volunteer at their children’s schools.

Who knew residents needed ID to ride a city bus or be a home room mother in their child’s classroom?

Crime reporting is an old saw that is hauled out whenever the issue involves normalizing illegal invaders. Because they are here unlawfully, they allege they are less inclined to report crimes in their neighborhoods, fearing their own status will become an issue. Crime reporting does not require identification, as evidenced by the silent witness program — based on reporting anonymity — that has been an effective crime fighting tool used by law enforcement since 1979.

The baloney is too thick to cut with a sharp knife as the word “grassroots“ is sprinkled liberally throughout the news report giving the illusion that this is a all-encompassing, citizen based effort. It is not.  The issue is promoted by activists with an agenda.

The homosexual contingent is supportive, saying such a card would allow them to indicate the gender they prefer.

As expected, columnist EJ Montini backed up the report by declaring “Lawmakers launch attack on cities, immigrants.”

Like clockwork a few days following the initial report, a ‘My Turn’ column by Maricopa County District 5 Supervisor Steve Gallardo, the lone Democrat on the Board of Supervisors, appeared and the main thrust was revealed. Headlined, “Key solutions to increase voter turnout,” Gallardo advocates for expansion of identification that can be used at polling places.

Who’da guessed?


“Anyone but McCain” resolution passes easily at GOP meeting

January 17, 2016

John McCain walloped in advance of quest for a sixth six-year senate term

Although John McCain’s sycophants tried their best to ward off another embarrassment — this one before his final senate campaign — elected precinct committeemen of the Maricopa County Republican Committee handed the senior senator his head in his hands again. By a vote of 921 to 582, they voted to pass the “Anyone But McCain” resolution. 

Amid the routine items such as election of members-at-large* at the statutory meeting Saturday, was a vote to remove McCain-aligned officers. Maricopa County GOP chairman Tyler Bowyer, a conservative, was retained by 1,074 votes. But First Vice Chair Jenni White was recalled by 1,083 votes as was Second Vice Chair Aaron Borders — recalled by 1,070 votes. White and Borders represent the McCain establishment wing of the party. There was no vote on the by-laws because the full content had not been sent in the call letter to committeemen.

Tucked in among the fiery speeches, patriotic video and a routine by the Buffalo Soldier re-enactors, was the effort to rescue John McCain from another censure-like vote such as the embarrassment he suffered in 2014. Using delaying tactics, ‘points of order,’ quorum calls and parliamentary ‘calls for division,’ his operatives worked diligently to table votes counter to McCain — even calling for suspension of the vote.  They were unsuccessful. He was trounced by 61 percent of ballots cast. Due to their shenanigans, the meeting needlessly continued on until nearly 8:00 pm.

Committeemen were required to register before the 9:00 am. deadline — with most elected GOP PCs arriving long before, in order to get credentialed and receive ballots. The packed parking lot attested to the 1,006 attendees, carrying 989 proxies.

Highlights included speeches by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward, both punctuated by standing crowds and thunderous applause. Numerous county officials were in attendance and addressed the PCs, along with U.S. Reps. Trent Franks, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert who all sensed the ire in the air. Though they touted their conservative credentials, all were silent on the subject of the ‘Anyone but McCain’ resolution. Salmon made a point of referring to himself as a founding member of the Freedom Caucus. Franks reminded the assemblage that he “has attended every county meeting for the last 20 years.” Salmon, stated, “I’m proud to stand before you today and say I’m not part of the establishment,” and said it’s time for the Republican Party to stop being seen as the party of the Chamber of Commerce.

Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, now the host of the “Joe Walsh show,” was anything but mute as he addressed the growing calls for Republicans to stifle their anger.  He boldly announced, “I’m here to deliver a message: Stay angry!” Walsh added, “The stupid Republican establishment tells us, don’t be angry.  Let me tell you something, stay angry and never apologize for your anger. It makes me angry that 234-year-old John McCain is still in the U.S. Senate.” Walsh noted, “It’s not just Republicans who are angry, most of the country is angry — this is not the country we grew up in.”

McCain, who will be 80 by Election Day, is running for yet another  six-year term.

* Members at large who won election are Linda Brickman, Mark Spencer, Wes Harris, Tom Morrissey, and Joshua Askey.


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