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.


Dec. 7, 1941: “A date which will live in infamy”

December 7, 2015

USS_Arizona_after_Japanese_attack

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, which led to war with Japan. 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. There are few survivors left, with most in their 90’s. 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 here. The Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center features galleries, interactive exhibits, two movie theaters, an amphitheater and an education center.

The live streamed theme of today’s ceremony is “Pathway to Reconciliation, From Engagement to Peace.” 

For more history, visit the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service site here and the Naval History and Heritage site here.

USS Arizona Commander Daniel J. Condon was among the survivors of the attack. A medical doctor, he later served as the Medical Examiner for Maricopa County. His sword & belt were salvaged from the ship. His sword is on display at the Arizona State Capital, and his sword belt is displayed at the University of Arizona Museum. Dr. Condon died in 1992.

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


Dole endorses Jeb! Establishment keeps on truckin’

November 12, 2015

There’s a strong sense of irony as Bob Dole — who lost as the 1996 Republican presidential candidate — now endorses single-digit Jeb Bush, who will not secure the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Former U.S.Sen. Dole, a severely wounded World War II vet, used Veterans Day to announce he had joined Jeb Bush’s campaign as its National Veterans’ Chairman. Jeb Bush never served in the military. 

“I will do all I can to be helpful to Jeb’s campaign,” Dole, now 93, pledged. His proven leadership skills “will fix the country.”

“I think he’s the most qualified, and we need somebody with experience and there are a lot of good candidates — I like nearly all of them,” Dole said of Jeb Bush and the rest of the field. He then added, “Except Cruz.”

Last year, at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference, Ted Cruz offended Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney, all members of the GOP establishment, when he challenged their moderate political postures that didn’t resonate with conservative voters.

“All of us remember President Dole, and President McCain and President Romney,” Cruz told the CPAC crowd. “Those are good men, they’re all decent men but when you don’t stand and draw a clear distinction, when you don’t stand for principle, Democrats celebrate.”

At the time, Cruz noted the “heroic” military service of Sens. Dole and McCain, which he said he greatly respected, but made clear he would not hesitate to talk about substantive matters of conservative principle that are important to bringing Republicans to victory — even if others may disagree.

That fragrant scent is ripe truth.


2015 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

November 9, 2015

Veterans_Day_Honoring_all_who_served

 Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Time: 11:00 a.m.

This year’s theme: “No Longer Forgotten, Remembering Korean War Veterans.”

Presented by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans this family friendly event is an impressive tribute to our true heroes — our Veterans. Included are numerous floats, marching bands, color guards, equestrian units, military flyovers, large helium balloons, Veterans Service Organizations and ROTC entries. A 30×60 foot American flag will be carried along the route.

The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Committee is an all-volunteer, non-profit group of dedicated Veterans, Military, and community leaders who support the mission to ensure our Veterans are recognized on their special day through this parade. Ongoing since 1997, this parade features 45,000 attendees, 100 parade entries, and seven announcers’ booths along the route for attendees to learn more about our Veterans.

The parade route begins at North Phoenix Baptist Church (5757 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012). Starting on Montebello Ave, it will continue South on Central and turn East onto Camelback Road. The parade then turns South on 7th St. It will conclude at Indian School Rd — a distance of 2.4 miles.

Take time to read the inspiring bios of the 2015 Grand Marshals.


Obama unworthy of being Commander-in-Chief

October 23, 2015

The enemy within enables the enemy without

In an act of unparalleled arrogance while giving the middle finer to America’s military personnel, Barack Obama on Wednesday vetoed the $612 billion defense authorization bill.*

This is the first time in over half a century American citizens and those who serve to protect them have faced such an act of betrayal and have been left so vulnerable in an increasingly dangerous world.

Obama’s overt act of hostility effectively shuts down the U.S. military while Islamic jihadists, Russia and China are in aggressor mode. Among its provisions, the bill boosted military pay and benefits. Obama’s veto comes as retaliation because the proposed budget holds the line on domestic spending.  It also makes it more difficult  for Obama to engage in the risky business of transferring terrorists being detained in Guantanamo Bay to prisons within the United States.

With his defiant veto, Obama reveals himself as a greater threat to our military than any foreign power since none of them have the ability to immobilize defense funding.

Stars and Stripes reports the move throws the Defense Department budget into uncertainty, and Congress will need to find a solution to the impasse by the time a temporary budget expires Dec. 11 or active-duty pay will be frozen and about 350,000 civilian Defense Department workers will face furloughs.

Were that to occur, count on Barack Obama using the standoff to employ one of his notorious executive orders to authorize another flood of unvetted Muslim “refugees,” further degrading security in our homeland.

*H/T Commenter Doc


Adm. Lyons: U.S. transformation in full swing since 2008

August 31, 2015

Muslim Brotherhood has penetrated all U.S. National Security Agencies

In a no-holds-barred speech, retired Four Star Admiral James “Ace” Lyons begins his presentation to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. earlier this year, by declaring Barack Obama has implemented the unilateral disarmament of our military. He unequivocally states that under Obama’s guidance, all of our national security agencies have been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama is obviously making good on his promise to fundamentally transform the United States of America.  Few of us will forget the words uttered by presidential candidate Barack Obama days preceding the 2008 election. The foolish crowds, taught moral equivalency rather than American exceptionalism, by liberal unionist teachers, cheered as he vowed, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

Watch Adm. Lyon’s brief presentation, listen to his warning and forward it to your contacts. Regardless of your stance on the 2016 presidential candidates, this information is something we all can agree is critical for our nation’s survival. It’s imperative we unite behind someone who puts America first.


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