Americans becoming more wary

June 14, 2016

Confidence in many established institutions dropping like a rock

Trust in banks, organized religion, news media, and congress fell significantly during the past decade, according to this recent Gallup survey.

The report reveals Americans clearly lack confidence in the institutions that affect their daily lives: the schools responsible for educating the nation’s children; the houses of worship that are expected to provide spiritual guidance; the banks that are supposed to protect Americans’ earnings; the U.S. Congress elected to represent the nation’s interests; the news media that claims it exists to keep them informed and the judiciary which is supposed to render unbiased decisions. The U.S. military remains held in high regard as does law enforcement and big business.

 The nearly across-the-board decline in trustworthiness of these previously solidly respected institutions has given rise to an increasingly jaundiced view, culminating in higher levels of distrust.

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Seeing Red AZ is conducting our own poll, with this two-pronged question: Where has your level of confidence fallen most significantly, and why? We’re also interested in our reader’s solutions.


Vicious AZ US Senate campaign ads: Follow the McMoney

June 4, 2016

You’ve likely seen the despicable televised ads attempting to link Dr. Kelli Ward, the sole conservative in the AZ U.S. Senate race, to Islamic terrorists and claiming she wants to leave our military vulnerable. This is contemptible since she is a military wife as well as a physician and former state senator. Her husband, Dr. Michael Ward is a Colonel in the Arizona National Guard where he serves as state flight surgeon. He has been deployed to global hot spots.

But facts can’t get in the way of the well-financed agenda when John McCain is running scared.

The ad’s tag line identifies Arizona Grassroots Action PAC as responsible for the content. Open Secrets/Center for Responsive Politics provides a link to even more, including the Federal Election Commission (FEC) 15-page report of the Alexandria, Virginia based PAC’s most recent filing, covering Jan. 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016 which can be seen here.

 Gregory W. Wendt, the all too familiar San Francisco liberal who has bankrolled Barack Obama and other left-wing Democrats, is tucked in among the mostly out-of-state supporters of John S. McCain. Wendt and his wife Lisa have been longtime McCain benefactors — as has radical leftist billionaire George Soros who is not on this particular list, though he has funded McCain since 2001. Human Events lists 10 reasons Soros is dangerous, none of which concern John McCain.

D.C. based Lisa Lisker is listed as treasurer of the intentionally hazy, high-dollar group that misidentifies itself as “Republican/Conservative.” It spends the bulk of its well over a $ million “against Republicans” as shown in the Open Secrets graph titled Party Split by Cycle. — click on the header for the revealing graph.

Don’t allow yourself to be fooled. At 80, John McCain is running — scared — for another 6-year term. Although he uses bravado to target Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in the General, it’s Primary challenger Kelli Ward he fears

Ward‘s solid message: “Send a fresh, new voice to the U.S. Senate — Let’s shake up Washington together, “ resonates with McCain weary Arizonans. Show these well-heeled tricksters Arizona Republicans can’t be bought by out-of-state McCain promoting liberals. .


Memorial Day 2016

May 30, 2016

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To Those who Gave the Last Full Measure of Devotion

On this Memorial Day, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are grieving. May we, as Abraham Lincoln said, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

 We are blessed to live in the greatest and most free county in the world. As you enjoy the long weekend, pause to honor the 1,354,000+ men and women who died in service to our country since 1775.

 This inspiring video is provided courtesy of Hillsdale College. 

Then take a moment to listen to this poignant rendition of “Echo Taps” performed by the U.S. Marine Band.


Obama exhibits abysmal lack of historical awareness

May 27, 2016

Leftist ideology permeates Obama’s moral equivalency speech on apology tour

On his ill-timed Japanese apology tour —- just days before Memorial Day, honoring Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to insure freedom —- Barack Obama stated, “our visit to Hiroshima will honor all those who were lost in World War II.”

All those”?

Would that also include the Japanese who engaged in the sneak attack of Pearl Harbor that resulted in 2,335 military personnel killed, including 2,008 Navy personnel, 109 Marines, and 218 Army. Added to this were 68 civilians, making the total 2403 people dead. 1,177 were from the USS Arizona. Wounded numbered 1,143 with 710 Navy, 69 Marines, and 364 Army, as well as 103 civilians. Japanese personnel losses numbered 55.

Is Obama counting the Nazi butchers who engaged in atrocities resulting in the systematic genocide of millions?

“We have known the agony of war. Let us now find the courage, together, to spread peace, and pursue a world without nuclear weapons,” says the same Obama who capitulated on allowing the corrupt madmen of Iran to proceed with nuclear enrichment in the deal worked out by his Secretary of State John Kerry, further destabilizing the volatile Middle East and ultimately our own national security as well as that of Europe. Additionally, the Mullahs have long threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the map. They are now ever closer to their doomsday goals.

Take time to read Ambassador John Bolton’s masterful commentary in the New York Post on this latest leg of Obama’s shameful apology tour. 


Who actually owes vets an apology McCain or Trump?

May 10, 2016

John McCain, appearing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said that Donald Trump needs to “heal many of the wounds” he opened during the initial phase of his presidential campaign. “I think it’s obvious there has to be outreach on his part to heal many of the wounds. Frankly, I have never seen a campaign like this one, where people’s integrity and character are questioned.” One group that needs an apology, McCain said, are prisoners of war. 

In July 2015, Trump appeared at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa and said McCain is “a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

“There’s a body of American heroes who would like to see him retract that statement,” McCain said. 

“That bothers me a lot. It bothers me a lot because you can violently disagree with someone on an issue, but to attack their character and integrity, those wounds take a long time to heal.” McCain said Trump needed to show more respect for POWs.

That’s an interesting perspective from McCain — though a Vietnam veteran and POW himself — he attacked families of POWs and MIAs in congressional hearings and went to great lengths to make those files secret.

In McCain’s case — the self-described “maverick,” first elected in 1982, has spent well over three decades in D.C. colluding with Democrats, and at age 80 is arrogantly running for yet another six-year term —  proving the old adage, those heels take a long time to wound.

John McCain’s hero status can’t be questioned, but these are the facts: On veterans’ issues, John McCain talks out of both sides of his mouth. This list of key votes (provided by Project Vote Smart) unequivocally shows McCain has either not voted or often voted in opposition to legislation affecting veterans, troops, reservists and their families. The worst scandal involving the Veterans Administration Hospital occurred in here in Arizona under John McCain’s watch resulting in needless deaths of military personnel awaiting care.

John McCain has done everything in his power to block the release of information on American Vietnam era MIAs as evident in this shocking video by Vietnam Veterans Against McCain. It features veterans, U.S. Congressmen and knowledgeable staff.

This equally stunning video shows John McCain stomping out of a congressional hearing after insulting Delores Alfond, chair of the National Alliance of Families, who spent her life seeking information after her brother was shot down over North Vietnam. McCain intentionally made sure all information was classified and made unavailable.

Ask yourself, “Why?” It’s John McCain, himself, who has the explaining to do.


Leftwing AZ Republic goes to bat for John McCain

April 25, 2016

Republic’s parent company Gannett pushing hostile takeover of Tribune Publishing

The front page of the left -of-center Arizona Republic was ablaze with an above-the-fold article and photo featuring an intense looking John McCain. He’s very concerned, donc’ha know, about what the newspaper refers to as “tales of suffering caused to Navajos by the Gold King Mine toxic spill.” McCain is also distressed about veterans. It’s election season and after decades in D.C. Arizona’s senior senator — who will be 80 by Election Day and is running for yet another 6-year term — knows how to gin up votes. With his overly long career on the line, he can’t afford to dismiss any potential constituencies these days.

McCain, who was literally chased off the Navajo Nation by tribal members, and told to “Get off our land,” less than a year ago, has recently developed an epiphany regarding Navajo issues. He needs tribal votes in a race that resembles a disastrous career ender for him.  His reception was similar to the one CD-1 Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick received from constituents assembled at a local grocery store for a town hall meeting that went very much awry. She wanted no part of a question and answer session and high tailed it out within minutes to hoots and hollers.  A man in the crowd reminded her, “You’re our employee!” Her abrupt exit was cheered, along with the shout, “Don’t come back!”

Expect John McCain to take another border stroll and make promises to “secure the border“ he has no intention of keeping. This deceitful behavior wins him prime space and accolades at the pro-illegal alien, pro-amnesty, Gannett-owned  Arizona Republic.

If the news conglomerate is successful in its unsolicited bid to buy out the majority of publishing entities for $815 Million, it will control the nation’s news as it does Arizona’s.

 According to it’s own press release, Gannett Co. Inc.,  which recently completed the $280 million acquisition of Journal Media Group. is “disappointed” that Tribune Publishing has refused its “highly compelling” offer. Gannett currently owns 108 newspapers and their affiliated digital properties which now comprise the newly created USA TODAY NETWORK.

If successful in its  takeover, George Orwell’s best seller “1984 ”will have come to pass. Read our April 3, 2013 account of Winston Smith. It will fill in the blanks.


McSkewed survey: Smoke, mirrors, hand in your pocket

April 21, 2016

McCain strategists obviously turn to focus groups as Arizonans continue to get McScrewed

In another of his campaign beg-a-thon emails to his “friends,” John McCain has included a survey. The 80-year-old aisle-crossing maverick running for another six-year term, and who has been a key advisor to the Obama White House, is once again a candidate, and disingenuously talking tough. He’s also acting as if he cares about those of us outside the D.C. beltway.  “I’m taking the fight to President Obama and I want your help to prioritize my next step. Please take just 30 seconds to share your opinion on five important issues in our country,” McCain pleads.

Of course it’s a fraud, just like everything else McCain hypes or touches. He doesn’t care what the answers to the insultingly ridiculous questions are.  He wants our money. By now he’s sent us so many donation solicitations that he signs off chummily as “John.”

His McSurvey asks inane questions on Veterans, National Security, the Economy, Immigration and Education —- all of which have suffered under John McCain’s watch. The choice of answers are Yes, No and Not Sure.

A sample of the questions:

Do you agree that veterans should have choice in their health care and not be locked into a broken system?

Do you think Arizona’s military assets are important to our national security? Do you agree with the President and Democrats that the sanctions on Iran – a country with known ties to terrorists – should be lifted, even after it violated the terms of the agreement?

Are you concerned about America’s out-of-control federal debt — now nearly $19 trillion and rising?

Are you concerned by President Barack Obama’s handling of our nation’s border security and the flow of illegal immigrants to the United States?

In the last few years, I helped stabilize pay rates for Border Patrol agents in Arizona, effectively providing more man power on the border. And just last year, the National Defense bill directed more than $170 million to critical border projects, including towers, communications, and critical air assets used by law enforcement. Do you believe these are important steps to securing our border?

 Strong schools make Arizona’s economy stronger, providing more opportunities to retain local talent – do you agree?

Had enough of the campaign related blather from the dodgy codger? Here’s the logical solution.


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