Phx Veterans Day Parade today, Sat. Nov.11, 11:00 (route included)

November 11, 2017

The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, celebrating its 21st year, will be presented by “Honoring Arizona’s Veterans” today, Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 11AM.

The parade route begins at Montebello and Central heading South. It then turns East on Camelback Road, and heads South on 7th Street, concluding at Indian School Road.

Today’s parade will feature 2500 participants with floats, bands and marching units. An estimated 45,000 spectators will be on hand along Parade route. Featured will be eight Veteran Grand Marshals, representing each era of military service from World War II to present day

“M*A*S*H” TV Star Loretta Swit will serve as Celebrity Grand Marshal.

More information is available here.

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Traitor Bergdahl given slap on the wrist for desertion

November 4, 2017

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who voluntarily deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, has received what amounted to a slap on the wrist for his abominable actions.  Despite the fact that Bergdahl caused serious harm to the lives of his fellow soldiers who went searching for him, military judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, has only demoted him and given him a dishonorable discharge. Bergdahl could have faced life in prison. The death penalty hasn’t been imposed for desertion since the 1940’s.

Barack Obama, president at the time, arranged a prisoner swap in 2014, to gain the release of deserter Bergdahl from Taliban captivity, approving an exchange of five high ranking Taliban militants being held at Guantanamo Bay. Obama’s decision triggered an intense backlash from soldiers who view Bergdahl as a traitor for abandoning his post.

Who can forget Obama’s meeting with Bergdahl’s parents (video) in the White House Rose Garden, where the traitor’s father, sporting an Islamic beard, spoke an Arabic message to his son and was hugged by Obama?

According to the Articles of the Military Code of Justice (UCMJ) unauthorized absence from the military falls under three articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ): Article 85, Desertion; Article 86, AWOL; and Article 87, Missing Movement. Of the three, desertion is the most serious offense.

 UCMJ is a federal law enacted by Congress that governs the military justice system. Its provisions are contained in United States Code, Title 10, Chapter 47.


Establishment candidate Jeff Flake folds senate tent

October 24, 2017

There is nothing noble about this out of touch RINO leaving the senate. He takes his leave by continuing to bash Republican Pres. Donald Trump

The Arizona Republic calls Jeff Flake’s decision not to run for reelection to the U/S. Senate “a bombshell.” We call it prudent.  As we have repeatedly written in a sidebar topic titled, Jeff the Flake, Jeff Flake is disconnected to Arizona conservatives, winning the senate by only 3 percentage points in 2012. Open borders supporting Flake has been losing to conservative Dr. Kelli Ward in poll after poll.

The question is, where does the squish elite of the AZ GOP throw its support? Conservatives will support Ward. The RINO hacks in charge of the party apparatus, will blame her for Flake’s decision and likely look elsewhere — conceivably handing a victory to radical chameleon CD 9 U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.  A first term member of congress, she recently announced for the U.S. Senate. This soft campaign ad about a young military vet who committed suicide, shows her ability to facilely switch positions.

McCain clone Flake told the newspaper, “Here’s the bottom line — The path that I would have to travel to get the Republican nomination is a path I’m not willing to take, and that I can’t in good conscience take. It would require me to believe in positions I don’t hold on such issues as trade and immigration and it would require me to condone behavior that I cannot condone.”

Jeff Flake was not averse tocompromising his positionsin 2011, when facing Arizona voters, he backtracked on his amnesty bent, terrifying the open border newspaper — but only until the ballots were counted.

This is how Breitbart News characterized the Flake exit.

Last month, Jeff the Flake was continuing to raise money while already having nearly $3 and a half million in his campaign coffers. Where will that cash go?


AZ Republic editorial previews McCain obit

October 19, 2017

No, we are not being insensitive to the fact that John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer by his Mayo Scottsdale doctors.  Such a sentence is dreadful. In many cases, receiving a dire diagnosis provides patients time to reflect and even make amends.

Not so with AZ Sen. John McCain.  Or his apologists.

It’s clear there is nothing John McCain can do or say that warrants a reprimand or even a raised eyebrow from his slavishly adoring fans at the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper.

 The editorial carrying the title: “Our View: Trump answers McCain’s call for patriotism — with narcissism,” reeks of pomposity run amok. The less confrontational hardcopy version was titled, “McCain’s call for patriotism.”

Seeing Red AZ covered the petty McCain’s scathing remarks in America First “unpatriotic, half-baked nationalism,” says McCain– just two days ago as he received the Liberty Medal from the left-of-center organization with a winning name: The National Constitution Center. Even while being honored, he was unable to contain his hostility, using the occasion to jealously hammer President Trump.

 John McCain is an exceptionally flawed man, as evidenced by his renown temper tantrums, flagrant lies and underhanded trickery. He has pilloried people of integrity and publicly used the foulest language toward his wife. As chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee he permanently classified  the facts concerning American Vietnam era POWs and MIAs. Family members who have spent decades pleading with him at senate committee hearings for answers received insults from McCain. This video exposes why.

The bitterness McCain, now 81, carries against President Donald Trump, who attained that which will forever be out of his grasp is nothing short of despicable.  McCain even contrived a now exposed as fallacious, Russian collusion fable, and hand carried the dossier falsely implicating Trump to the FBI director. Though they despise him for trouncing Hillary Clinton, there is likely no Democrat as eager to bring down the Trump presidency as Republicrat John McCain.

Taking the newspaper’s preposterous praise for McCain and unwarranted condemnation of President Trump apart sentence by sentence is a task unworthy of taking on.

The fingerprints of editorial page director Phil Boas are all over this undeserved paean to McCain. Boas relentlessly hammered his own father-in-law, popular Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ensuring his defeat after six-four year terms. It didn’t bother the newspaper that the incoming sheriff was funded by globalist Socialist George Soros, a billionaire whose aims include funding a takeover of the U.S.  justice system and ultimately, borderless nations. The Republic gave a wink and a nod when liberal Sheriff Paul Penzone referred to illegal invaders as “guests.”

It’s no surprise, Soros has financed John McCain for years.


American Legion Comdr.Schmidt develops McAmnesia

September 4, 2017

The following message posted in the American Legion magazine obscures the facts about John McCain, under whose watch the worst scandal in the history of the VA occurred a stone‘s throw from his lavish Phoenix penthouse — resulting in prolonged suffering and needless deaths of veterans due to obscenely long wait times for medical care. This is the same John McCain who has intentionally withheld information and permanently sealed the files on American MIAs and POWs from the Vietnam War, denying access to families who have waited decades for information concerning their loved ones. John McCain?  Yes, he’s the one who repeatedly voted against benefits for veterans, and aid for our troops.

It’s one thing to send best wishes under dire circumstances.  It’s quite another to mislead and purposely misconstrue facts.

American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt — just replaced in an Aug. 24,  election by the organization’s first female commander — sent the following message to Sen. John McCain, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer:

Dear Sen. McCain,

From your service as a Naval officer to your career in the Senate, you have always been a fighter. You fought a brutal enemy to keep faith with your fellow POWs, you fought for veterans and you fought for a strong national defense. On behalf of 2 million American Legionnaires, we pray for your recovery and well-being. Keep on fighting, Sen. McCain. America needs you

God Bless,

Charles E. Schmidt

National Commander

Vote Smart lists John McCain’s senate votes on the issues of Military Personnel (2 pages) and Veterans. Pay particular attention to the legislation that passed despite McCain’s negative votes, or not voting at all.

Now that he’s relieved of his official duties, Commander Schmidt should take a few minutes to acquaint himself with the facts according to former POWs who were imprisoned with McCain and members and staffers of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which McCain chairs


With gratitude…Memorial Day 2017

May 29, 2017

 

Sharing in a longstanding tradition of paying tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom,  more than 5,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts placed American flags on the graves of over 88,000 veterans Saturday morning. The flag placement preceded other commemorative events which took place at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

The scouts are made aware that their freedom is maintained by the dedication and sacrifices of others. As they approach each grave, the scouts read the name of the veteran aloud, places an American flag in the ground, observes a brief moment of silence….and salutes each fallen patriot.  Within an hour, the entire cemetery is decorated with thousands of American flags. Most importantly, the lesson of gratitude and the knowledge that freedom isn’t free, will stay with these young scouts throughout their lives.

The flags will remain in place until Tuesday, when the scouts will return to retrieve them and place them in storage for use next year.

On this Memorial Day, e invite you to listen to this moving rendition ofTaps played by the U.S. Marine Band.


Trump’s decisive action against Syria wins support

April 7, 2017

Following Tuesday’s deadly chemical weapon attack that killed at least 75 and seriously injuring scores of other innocent Syrian civilians , President Donald Trump issued this statement

“Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a “red line” against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable attack.”

Thursday the president ordered missile strikes against the Syrian airfield from which the deadly chemical attacks were launched.

According to this April 7 Reuters news report, initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian government’s ability to deliver chemical weapons,” said Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis.

initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft, support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian government’s ability to deliver chemical weapons,” said Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis. 

Numerous allies supported Trump’s action as an “appropriate” and “just” response. 

The Telegraph, a British newspaper reports, “The UK Government fully supports the US action, which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime, and is intended to deter further attacks.”

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, said that the “Australian government strongly supports the swift and just response of the United States.”

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu also issued a statement of full support ”saying that “in both word and action” Mr Trump “sent a strong and clear message” that “the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.”

Saudi Arabia on Friday stated it “fully supports” the strikes, saying it was a “courageous decision” by President Donald Trump in response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians.

Democrat U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, (Hawaii), condemned the attack tweeting that Trump’s military strikes in Syria are reckless and short-sighted. She followed the path of Russian President Vladimir Putin whose spokesman said the strike had seriously damaged ties between Washington and Moscow. Putin, a staunch ally of Syria’s Assad, regarded the U.S. action as “aggression against a sovereign nation” on a “made-up pretext.”

Dijon’s Grey Poupon’s mustard ad had the perfect tagline to address Gabbard’s and Putin’s responses: “But, of course.