Memorial Day gratitude from Pres. Trump and us all

May 28, 2018

Memorial Day is set aside to pay tribute to America’s military personnel — and their families — who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

President Donald Trump is doing just that, replacing platitudes with action.

Take time to read his White House statement: This Memorial Day, a Win for America’s Veterans. It takes only 3 minutes to read, but the inspiring message will stay with you.

The president outlines the 26-page VA MISSION Act of 2018 issued by Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., (R-TN) chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, which achieves five important objectives for our nation’s veterans:

  1. Consolidates and strengthens the VA’s community care programs;
  2. Funds the existing Veterans Choice program to ensure veterans continue to receive care through the Choice program until the new, consolidated Veterans Community Care Program takes effect;
  3. Creates new flexibilities to aid the VA in managing its infrastructure portfolio through an Asset and Infrastructure review process;
  4. Expands the Caregivers program to include eligible veterans from all eras of service;
  5. Strengthens the VA’s workforce.

Marking his second Memorial Day as commander in chief with an 11:00 am (ET) visit to Arlington National Cemetery, President Trump will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and salute those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country with a speech commemorating their heroic actions.

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John McCain: Another view by Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady

May 21, 2018

Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor — is also the former president of the Medal of Honor Society. His commentary, posted at WND is titled, “Medal of Honor Hero ‘Fed Up’ With John McCain.”

We present it here for balance to the gratuitous adulation being heaped on this perpetually angry and ruthlessly vindictive man. The serious health challenges John McCain faces as he nears the end of his life, have made him no more reflective or gracious. If anything, he has become even more sanctimonious in his rage.

As politicians make their way to McCain’s Cornville, Arizona compound to say their final goodbyes, McCain, still filled with rancor from having lost the presidency, seizes on the opportunity to publicly announce that President Donald Trump will not be welcome at his funeral.

Maj. Gen. Brady provides a straightforward evaluation of Arizona’s Senior Senator. Read the linked article. You can count on the fact that it won’t be reprinted in the McCain-worshiping Arizona Republic.


Lesko’s AZ CD8 victory? You can’t believe your lyin’ eyes

April 26, 2018

Dejected Arizona Republic skews the news….again

Dang! We thought Republican Debbie Lesko won the AZ Congressional District 8 Special Election Tuesday night. We watched as the votes were tallied, and saw the broad smile on former Arizona Senate President Pro-Tempore Debbie Lesko’s face as her hand was held aloft by former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. We saw Lesko plant a smooch on her husband, and joyfully introduce her son and daughter.  We even thought we heard cheers and applause. Apparently it was all a wishful apparition.

According to the Arizona Republic newspaper, what we witnessed was a post mortem. Those cheers were wails, as mourning Republicans realized the victory wasn’t decisive enough.  Leftwing reporters Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald Hansen, called it “lackluster and tepid“ and termed what we thought was a victory, “a wake up call.”

The article doesn’t mention the fact that liberal Democrat challenger Hiral Tipirneni played fast and loose with the truth in campaign ads depicting her in scrubs with a stethoscope around her neck, at a patient’s bedside. In fact, she has not practiced medicine since 2007, after a serious medical malpractice charge was brought against her. In the intervening years she’s been a dedicated lobbyist for Obamacare.

To bolster its contention that Lesko’s win was less than a victory, the newspaper quoted a misguided Republican who voted for Tipirneni. It also quotes Arizona Democrat Party Chair Felecia Rotellini, who knows a thing or two about losing elections. “The same chaos and dysfunction that we’re seeing in the Republican GOP in D.C. is reflected in Arizona’s GOP, (and) the lack of leadership, the lack of a platform that speaks to Arizona,” adding “the voters have awakened.”

Rotellini ran twice for Arizona Attorney General and though trounced by the Republican candidates in 2010 and 2014, she stubbornly waited days to concede her losses.

The elephant in the newsroom is Lesko’s unwavering support of President Donald Trump, called “broadly unpopular,” by the Hillary Clinton endorsing newspaper — which ignores his list of accomplishments and the wide range of support he enjoys among his loyalists.

This morning’s editorial oddly consists of a dialogue between the unhinged members of the editorial board and their shameless editor. They are unable to fathom the voter rejection of their Second Amendment restrictionist and pro-abortion supporter, who opposes actual border security. Tipirneni used verbal contortions in an attempt to carefully conceal the facts of her liberalism that is far out of step with the district and the editorial board is reeling.  They regard CD 8 voters as being easily duped.

If you still get skewed information from the Arizona Republic, let us give you the good news: Conservative Debbie Lesko, an unapologetic Trump supporting,  pro-Second Amendment and pro-life candidate who also stressed national and border security, support of our military, tax reform and parental choice in education, won!


McCain’s staff protest Trump’s pick for CIA director

March 14, 2018

Let’s cut to the chase. John McCain was diagnosed in July 2017 with what his Mayo doctors referred to as an aggressive, highly malignant form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.

According to the American Brain Cancer Association, among the symptoms that can develop as a result of increased pressure on the brain are drowsiness, headaches, weakness, visual changes and memory and speech difficulties. 

McCain’s family would like us to believe that the seriously ill 81-year-old is sitting at home tweeting at breakneck speed and staying out of D.C. only due to concerns of catching the virulent flu that peaked in January. Daughter Meghan claims he might return to work “by summer.” McCain’s senate events” page goes back to 2013 and ends July 2016.

His staff, worried about their own professional futures are obviously working overtime attempting to keep him relevant, since retirement is outside of his realm of rationality.

So when we read that ‘Never Trumper’ John McCain is vehemently opposed to Gina Haspel, President Trump’s choice as C.I.A. director, it naturally raises questions about who is actually pulling the opposition strings. 

In the statement, McCain supposedly demanded Gina Haspel, currently the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, must pledge “without reservation” to oppose the use of torture if she is to be approved as director.

“The torture of detainees in US custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history,” according to the left-leaning operatives running his office. “We are still dealing with the consequences of that desperately misguided decision.”

“Ms. Haspel,” they opine, “needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation process.”

Enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, were successfully used on two high profile al-Qaeda detainees in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 to retrieve information regarding the mass murder of nearly 3,000 people in New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon, by Islamic extremists who commandeered commercial airliners to perpetrate unprecedented carnage on American soil.

America survived the grotesque nightmare they perpetrated, Terrorists and those aligned with them survived being dunked. No one died from waterboarding. Apologizing for using such interrogation techniques is absurd.


Think you’ve opened all your gifts? There’s one more

December 25, 2017

 

Seeing Red AZ has a treat for you. Click here. Be sure your speakers are on.


National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 

December 7, 2017

The National Park Service and the United States Navy will co-host the 76th anniversary of the annual commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The ceremony will take place at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument’s Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Arizona Memorial Place. It will begin at 7:55 a.m., the exact time on the Sunday morning in 1941 when hundreds of Japanese planes began raining bombs and torpedoes onto Oahu’s U.S. military ships and planes.

More than 2,400 Americans were killed and nearly 1,180 injured when stealth Japanese fighters bombed and sank 12 naval vessels and heavily damaged nine others. More than 300 aircraft were lost in the attack. The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association disbanded December 2011.

The USS Arizona still lies beneath the harbor with its dead entombed. The ship sank in less than nine minutes after a 1,760-pound armor-piercing bomb penetrated its decks and exploded in the ship’s forward ammunition magazine. 1,177 sailors and marines on board were killed; 337 crew members survived.

Other major installations on Oahu, such as Wheeler Field and Kaneohe Naval Air Station, also were attacked. LIFE’s photos of the attack can be seen under link. Included are photos of the USS Arizona. The Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center features galleries, interactive exhibits, two movie theaters, an amphitheater and an education center.

More historical information can be read here.

View President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous “A date which will live in infamy” speech (Original Draft: page 1, page 2 and page 3) and declaration of war following that unprovoked attack.


Calif. learns what AZ already knows about Janet Napolitano

November 27, 2017

As conservatives who chafed under the heavy hand of Janet Napolitano, we were gratified to see that she is finally being outed for her ruthlessness and corruption. Here in Arizona, Napolitano was known for hamhandedly pushing through leftist issues.

Emily DeRuy, writing for the Mercury News reports University of California President Janet Napolitano is under fire for interference in a state audit, and has been forced to apologize for her actions. At least one Bay area lawmaker is calling on Napolitano to resign.

“From what I’ve seen, I really do think it’s time for the UC system to make a break from President Napolitano,” Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, vice chair of the Higher Education Committee. She has not taken full responsibility — and she has not been completely forthright with the committee.”

But the Board of Regents that oversees the 10-campus system unanimously decided Thursday that Napolitano should remain at the helm, even as some regents expressed outrage at her actions.

According to the report, Napolitano has faced blistering criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for her handling of the audit, which showed her office failed to disclose $175 million in funds in a secret account even as it paid executives hefty salaries and prepared to raise tuition. This is the letter sent by the California Auditor General to state political leaders detailing the deception.

Rather than showing her the door, the spineless Regents merely requested Napolitano apologize for her office’s interference — which she did, expressing “regret” for her “mistake.”  She was hired at a $570,000 yearly base salary as of 2013 and has likely had raises since. This palatial estate is part of her benefits package.

A new law, AB 562, has been enacted to deal with Napolitano-style deception in the future. Even far leftwing California Gov. Jerry Brown has expressed disappointment, saying he will withhold $50 million from UC until it implements a series of reforms recommended by the state auditor.

Know this: Janet Napolitano is not prone to apologies. Her “mistake” was getting caught. Napolitano’s modus operandi is to dig in her tasseled Gucci loafers. Somehow this liberal Democrat who left the Arizona governor’s office midterm to join the Obama administration as the ineffective Secretary of Homeland Security, and boogied from that post to become president of the University of California college system — manages to land on her feet. Arizonans have known her since she carpet-bagged into the state, where Bill Clinton appointed her U.S. Attorney. From there she was elected as Attorney General,  which she used to spring-board to the governor’s office, where she was known as “J-No” for her unprecedented penchant for wielding a veto pen and for her statement against providing security along Arizona’s southern border: “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border. That’s the way the border works.”

Napolitano was integral to the attempt to “slime” Clarence Thomas as he was put through a brutal hearing prior to his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Napolitano represented Anita Hill.

As Homeland Security chieftain, she issued this publication warning that returning U.S. military personnel posed a “rightwing extremist” threat since they possess combat skills.

The actual danger is arrogant liberal Janet Napolitano.

H/T to valued reader and commenter Conservative Since Birth