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

December 7, 2018

Today marks the 77th 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.

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.  View LIFE’s photos of the attack. The Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center features galleries, interactive exhibits, two movie theaters, an amphitheater and an education center.

For more history of the date we should never forget, visit the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service site here and the Naval History and Heritage site 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.

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.

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The border. The invasion. The wall. The truth.

November 26, 2018

Standing firm with President Trump on the border

Let’s get this straight.  An estimated 7,000 Central Americans, with thousands more expected, are claiming they are leaving their homelands due to dire conditions and are seeking asylum. Traveling in what are described as caravans, they have passed through Mexico, without asking to be allowed to stay there. It’s America they desire, as they are lured by our taxpayer funded goodies (shocking news video). American citizens are being fed a continual diet of deceit and contrivances about these folks often referred to simply as “migrants.” The accurate descriptive wordsillegal aliens” are now considered pejoratives.

Their desire to be Americans is so great, the mostly young men brandish their own national flags and defiantly hurl rocks at the U.S. Border Patrol agents, boldly displaying their deep desire to enter our country and become acculturated. To gain access, they are now storming the border en masse. Criminals have been found among these sterling folks.

Assimilation is not their goal, nor is asylum, or they would have asked for it when entering Mexico. Overrunning Tijuana, creating havoc and skyrocketing costs to sustain them there, the Mexicans who live in the city are marching in the streets protesting the Central American invaders who are funded by activist organizations and globalist billionaire George Soros. He has long supported Chicago-based La Familia Latina Unita. (Bill O’Reilly video.)

Yet when President Trump declares he will permanently shut down the border if the human avalanche continues across our border, he is derided as lacking compassion.

The political component is all too clear. Radical Democrats want to ensure a borderless society and a permanent leftist voting bloc. The leftwing media vilifies President Trump, and the soon-to-be-installed Democrat House majority is chomping at the bit to bring him down.

The rest of us, those who comprehend the ugly realities, are all too aware that among the left and at universities across our nation, celebrating illegals is the new chic craze. Even following the senseless murder of Kate Steinle shot while walking along the San Francisco pier with her father, the word “deportation” is never uttered, although the Mexican national shooter with a criminal history was previously deported five times. He was acquitted in the murder trial. And across the bay in Oakland, the Democrat mayor has been cheered for warning illegals in advance of ICE raids.

We live in a time when there are no penalties for lawlessness and schools indoctrinate our students to the point where elderly Socialist Bernie Sanders was a big 2016 hit with millennials who lack historical knowledge of its failed regimes. Devoid of understanding, they prefer socialism to capitalism. (Set aside time for this instructive video.) Businessman President Trump deserves our support for his efforts to keep American safe and in the capitalistic realm.


Phoenix’ 2018 Veterans Day Parade: Mon. Nov. 12th

November 11, 2018

Date: Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m.

This year’s parade theme isOUT OF THE TRENCHES: A Century of Remembrance,” marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end World War I. The parade has more than 100 entries, and will also feature Veterans Service Organizations, POW/MIA/KIA Honor Guard and ROTC entries.

Presented for the 22nd year by Honoring Arizona’s Veterans, this family friendly event is an impressive tribute to our true heroes — our Veterans. Among the highlights are 14 floats, 12 marching bands, 7 color guards, equestrian units, and large helium balloons. In all, there will be 2,500 participants in the parade, with an expected 45,000 spectators along the route.

An impressive array of 8 Veteran Grand Marshals representing each era of military service from World War II to present day will be featured, led by Celebrity Grand Marshal Loretta Swit. Scroll through link to see them all. Read the history of Veterans Day.

Phoenix’ Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m.  The parade will head south on Central Avenue from Montebello Drive to Camelback Road; turn east on Camelback Road to 7th Street; turn south on 7th Street and end at Indian School Road. The parade will end at approximately 1 p.m. Map HERE.

The Arizona Republic listsfree food and meal discountsoffered by Valley restaurants on Veterans Day and reminds military members — current, former and retired — to bring their ID or proof of service with them. 


Ann Coulter clarifies the 14th amendment

November 4, 2018

Navigating through the maze of “birthright citizenship” can be a daunting task.                                                                                         

This superb analysis clarifying the issue is titled,The true history of millstone babies.” Author Ann Coulter boldly asserts, “If you’d like to be the smartest person at your next cocktail party by knowing the truth about the 14th Amendment, this is the column for you!”

A political commentator, syndicated columnist and author of numerous best selling books, Coulter is also a lawyer — evidenced by the well researched legal facts in her enlightening article on this timely subject.

Exemplifying the calamitous state of our border crisis, are the thousands of Central American invaders from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, who were facilitated by conduit Mexico. The current wave of Guatemalans are moving ever closer to breaching our southern border.

President Trump has correctly responded by deploying 15,000 troops, though they are largely symbolic. He needs to follow that action by cutting off all foreign aid (move cursor over country) to the nations that are facilitating this onslaught. Money bridges any language gap. Eliminating our taxpayer-funded generosity will be understood even by illiterates and would definitely be the motivating factor their governments need.

Arizonans know all too well, the wall must be completed. The money we save could be better directed to this needed construction.


Martha McSally has earned AZ US Senate seat

November 2, 2018

No deceit is too outrageous for Sinema or the liberal Arizona Republic newspaper

Although the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic has already endorsed radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema in the Arizona U.S. Senate race, and today’s edition runs a vicious Pinocchio-nosed cartoon of demonstrably better qualified Congresswoman Martha McSally, the same issue of the schizophrenic newspaper features a front page, above-the-fold headline and photo of the two candidates with the headline, “Moving To The MIDDLE” in which it urges readers to “forget attack ads: Sinema, McSally boast relatively moderate records.”

This is a blatant lie.

Sinema was exposed in Kyrsten Sinema’s devious metamorphosis, and has even lied about growing up in an abandoned gas station without running water or electricity. She will stop at nothing to win this race that will hamstring Pres. Trump’s abilities to get federal judges, Supreme Court Justices and cabinet officials confirmed. His winning agenda will be held hostage.

Arizonans have a real choice between two very different candidates. Stripping away Sinema’s heavily leftwing-financed, deceitful ads and slyly crafted reincarnation of herself, we have dedicated American Martha McSally who doesn’t just give lip service to veterans. McSally is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history.

The choice couldn’t be more clear. It’s long been said that your actions when you think no one is looking is what defines your character. This recently released Project Veritas video reveals the truth about Sinema and her campaign staff.

Early ballots have altered the dynamics of voting. Although Tuesday Nov. 6 is Election Day, upward of 80 percent of ballots have already been cast. It’s too late to mail them in now, but your vote in this tight race is critically important and can still count. Drop off your ballot at a polling place on Tuesday.

The AZ Secretary of State provides this locator and pertinent information. Beware. Search engines are likely to take you to Priorities USA, a George Soros funded* left-wing site, aiming to shift votes to the left.

* Center for Responsive Politics

 


Bias mars AZ U.S. Senate McSally, Sinema debate

October 16, 2018

Debate “moderator” Ted Simons was clearly unable to be impartial as he gave unjustified leeway to Kyrsten Sinema, while restricting Martha McSally

Arizona’s sole U.S. Senate debate was broadcast Monday evening, Oct. 15, co-hosted by the less than objective Arizona PBS/KAET Channel 8 and the Arizona Republic newspaper. 

U.S. Representatives — Republican Martha McSally (CD-2) and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema (CD-9) — are running for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat vacated by anti-Trumper Jeff Flake, who chose not to wage a reelection campaign based on 18 percent approval ratings. 

The newspaper’s political reporter Maria Polletta and Ted Simons, host of Channel 8’s “Arizona Horizon,” supposedly moderated the debate, though Simon’s partiality toward Sinema was clearly apparent. 

Using her soft, cultivated campaign voice, chameleon Sinema refused to respond to questions deserving of answers, saying, “Martha is trying to make this about me, making ridiculous attacks and what we know is that this campaign is about every day Arizonans and I’ll fight for them.”

When McSally, who identified herself as “pro-life,” pushed for a response Sinema finally admitted she would have voted against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

But when Martha McSally, (read her full bio) the first female pilot to fly a fighter jet in a war zone and command a fighter squadron in combat, retiring in 2010 as a full Colonel, noted that CNN reported last week that in 2003 Sinema said it was okay for Americans to join the Taliban to fight our military, demanded an apology, Ted Simons rushed to Sinema’s defense — quickly shutting down McSally and ending the contrivance posing as a debate. This can be viewed in the concluding minutes of “the debate.”*

Conservative SRAZ doesn’t claim to be impartial. Because we support Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally in this crucial senate race that is being watched nationwide for its impact on the continuation of President Trump‘s winning agenda, we invite our readers to get the rest of the story, by watching TheRealSinema.com for the straight scoop about Sinema.

*Video provided courtesy of ABC 15

 


Dr. Steve Ferrara: Best choice for U.S. Rep. in CD 9

July 30, 2018

Moses Sanchez is the sole Republican running for Phoenix Mayor

Not long ago local radio talk show co-host and author Seth Liebsohn retired from the Seth and Chris Show to run for Congress in Arizona’s Congressional District 9, The duo’s afternoon drive time political program provided name ID to Leibsohn, giving him a boost as the campaign took off. The soaring trajectory didn’t last long. An entirely avoidable snafu occurred that derailed the short-lived campaign.

Now Liebsohn is endorsing another Republican in the race. Steve Ferrara, MD, a political fresh face, confidently identifying himself as a conservative on his website.

Dr. Ferrara, is a military veteran and medical doctor with a compelling personal story. Deployed into combat in Afghanistan he transformed combat casualty care by pioneering life and limb saving endovascular surgical techniques on the battlefield. His work history also placed him on Capitol Hill, providing extraordinary background for the CD 9 race.

Ferrara and his wife, Elizabeth, an active duty Navy Captain, are the parents of two teenage children.

Former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a liberal political opportunist who initially filed to run for secretary of state, recently resigned in order to run for congress. Incredibly egotistical, in 2017 he actually warned the President of the United States to “stay out of my city!“ as reported by AZ Family Channel 5. Undeterred, Trump came and addressed a huge, supportive crowd.

Democrat Stanton, a known tyrant who callously disregards the voices of city residents, pulled a costly fast one as he exited the mayor’s office, insuring votes from the La Raza open borders crowd, by gifting them $2.4 million in taxpayer funds. Known for supporting unpopular issues, Stanton even lied about lifting the oppressive food tax as he gave large “retention bonuses” to city employees. When first elected in 2011, he received a congratulatory call from the overjoyed duo, Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano.

The Lego-building-block-shaped district cuts a swath through central Phoenix making its way through Tempe and South Scottsdale, west Mesa, northwestern Chandler and areas of southeast Phoenix including the Ahwatukee district (Map here)

Moses Sanchez, another political newcomer, is the lone Republican in the Phoenix Mayor’s race, As usual, it’s bloated with Democrats, though the council and mayor run under a bogus “nonpartisan” guise. All we know about him is on his campaign website. Mayoral candidates typically don’t make the rounds of Republican district meetings because the city is deep blue in the red state of Arizona. The last Republican elected  mayor of the nation’s fifth largest city was a 1994 GOP pretender named Skip Rimsza.

As a young boy, along with his parents and sister, Sanchez immigrated to the U.S. from Panama. A Navy veteran of 21 years, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan, he continues to serve in the reserves. He graduated college with an MBA in Business Management, owns a small business and teaches in the community college system. Moses and his Arizona native wife Maria Manriquez M.D., live in Ahwatukee.