Crime is bad but appropriate punishment is worse

February 17, 2019

The hoax of criminal justice reform

A recently released poll by FWD.us purports to show Arizona voters across the political spectrum support “bold reforms” to the state’s criminal justice system.

The left-wing group refers to a “prison crisis,” rather than accurately calling it a crime crisis.

Public Opinion Strategies which conducted the survey ludicrously concluded only one percent of Arizonans want to spend additional tax dollars on jails and prisons. The obvious conclusion, according to the pollsters, is 99 percent of Arizonans prefer living among violent criminals.

Additionally, the survey farcically claims support for less prosecution of crimes cuts across political party affiliations and demographic groups, with majority support supposedly among victims of crime. The far left group declares its pro-criminal efforts have “bi-partisan” support, the conveniently used buzz word providing cover to radical agendas.

In 2018 FWD.us President Todd Schulte opposed California bill SB10, which he preposterously referred to as bringing “extraordinary harm caused by unnecessary pretrial jailing” and the “requiring of bail.” Bail ensures bondable criminals don’t flee prior to trial. Pretrial incarceration keeps dangerous offenders off the streets.

Among the ill-conceived bills FWD.us’ Arizona proponents have introduced this state legislative session are HB 2245 (Prime Sponsor: Rep. Tony Riverio, LD-21) which allows prisoners to cut an additional 25% percent from their sentences for good behavior and participation in rehabilitation programs, both of which are expected of criminal inmates and HB 2362 (Prime Sponsor: Rep. Ben Toma, LD-22). This bill allows individual judges to determine the punishment if, in his or her opinion, the mandatory minimum sentence is not justified based on “the crime and individual” — ignoring the law and making criminal defendants’ fate a crap shoot depending on the luck of the judicial draw.

FWD.us, is heavily funded to the tune of $100’s of millions by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Open Society Foundation founder George Soros, who has been working behind the scenes to overhaul the U.S. Justice system in his extreme leftist image.

The liberal billionaires lead a host of moneyed, like-thinkers who embrace open borders, spew leftist rhetoric and hire numerous lobbying groups to press their issues with city and state governments and congress. Illegal alien profiteers at the Chambers of Commerce whose members seek cheap, illegal labor are also in the tank for open borders, which is why they so disdain President Donald Trump and his commitment to build a border wall.

These people put criminals and illegal aliens above the safety and security of American citizens.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s lobbying operation alone spent nearly $95 million last year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. What do you think would be worth that much money and effort?

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Trashing Trump: A venomous end-of-life political family business

February 9, 2019

In a classless funeral fad, faith and reverence take a back seat to bile spewing and settling scores

The scenario is not one most people choose to contemplate, but it would seem reasonable that the last hours of our lives could be better spent in loving reflection with those we hold dear than in bitter recriminations.

U.S. Rep. John Dingell, Jr. died Thursday at age 92. Prior to drawing his last breath, we are told the liberal Democrat dictated parting remarks to his wife, which included denigrating President Trump —- though not mentioning him by name:

“In our modern political age, the presidential bully pulpit seems dedicated to sowing division and denigrating, often in the most irrelevant and infantile personal terms, the political opposition.”

In 1932, his father John Dingell Sr. was elected the first representative of Michigan’s newly created 15th District. In 1955, John Sr. died and John Jr. won a special election to succeed him. He was ultimately reelected 29 times, serving nearly 60 years and acknowledged as the longest serving congressman in U.S. history. Between them, he and his father represented the southeastern Michigan area for 80 years.

But the Dingell Democrat dynasty doesn’t end there. When his health declined and he finally retired, he ensured the Dingell name would continue to dangle over the state. His wife Debbie Dingell — 28 years his junior — won the election to succeed him in November 2014, as the first non-widowed woman to immediately follow her husband in Congress.

Debbie, a former Republican strategically turned Democrat, is the one who took the dictated anti-Trump message before her husband closed his eyes for the final time — making sure it reached an audience.

In a similar rendition, before John McCain died, he gave instructions specifying who would be invited to his funerals — he had three.  President Trump and First Lady Melania didn’t make the A-List.  They were specifically uninvited by the still resentful man who never attained the presidency.  Although Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner came to show their respects in Washington, D.C., they are now being blasted by mega Meghan McCain, who says she’ll never forgive them for attending. She added, she hopes she made them uncomfortable as she gave her eulogy at her father’s funeral stating, “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly.”

“I really wanted made very clear that the Trumps have beef with me then and in the words of Cardi B, they’re gonna have beef with me forever and I’m not gonna forget,” McCain added, sounding like a street thug.


An insight: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Socialism

February 8, 2019

Since the June 26, primary election, when it became shockingly clear that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, soundly defeated longtime incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York’s 14th House District,  Americans across the country have been inundated with the inanities uttered, and bizarre antics engaged in, by the full-of-herself, newly elected New York Congresswoman.

AOC is a former presidential campaign organizer for Bernie Sanders. Crowley 56, who had served in congress over two decades was seen as a possible replacement for Nancy Pelosi as the leader of the House Democrats — prior to the election returns coming in. He has not had a primary challenger since 2004, when Ocasio-Cortez was too young to vote. 

She prances and dances, as she spews her radical ideology and redistributionist ideas which many find atrocious, others foolishly amusing and still others grasping at them as if being thrown a life-jacket. The latter groups are the ones in dire need of education.

Knowledgeable people who are familiar with history and economics shudder at her notions of taxing the wealthiest Americans at a 70% marginal tax rate in order to fund her “Green New Deal.”

High earners are not the enemy. They are most frequently job creators who make the American Dream possible for other Americans. They are also who previous generations of Americans desired to emulate, not decimate.

Under AOC’s Green New Deal, every building in the nation would have to be rebuilt to comply with her radical climate change goals, which would include eliminating all air travel within the next ten years. Yes, you read that right! AOC has unilaterally deemed that the earth can only survive another dozen years without swift action.  When questioned about how to fund all of these projects, she shrugs and says, “We’ll print more money “

Ocasio-Cortez embraces the description of radicalism, wildly distorting it to fit her contrived image of herself:

“It only has ever been radicals that have changed this country,” she said. “Abraham Lincoln made the radical decision to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programs like Social Security. If that’s what radical means, call me a radical.”

The best counter to Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk is fact-based truth.  Take time to read, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fails miserably at dissociating her socialism from Venezuela’s,” by Monica Showalter and posted at American Thinker. You’ll be glad you did.  It’s a well-written exposé of the global failures of Socialism, always with the same abysmal results. 


Pres. Trump’s outstanding 2019 State of the Union speech

February 5, 2019

Congress must do more to address America’s border crisis

Watch the President’s speech here on the White House site.

Watch excerpts with illuminating titles.

This is the complete transcript of President Trump’s speech.


VA Gov. Northam condemnations miss the mark

February 3, 2019

Horror of infanticide takes a back seat to racial insensitivity

We’ve reached a bizarre point in our history when an objectionable medical school yearbook photo in which the subject’s face is obscured, is deemed more offensive than condoning infanticide.

Comparing the vileness of aborting a human baby up until the moment it draws its first independent breath to a 35-year-old photo taken in another time and context and which the subject alternately admitted and then denied it was him, has become the rallying cry for demanding Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam resign.

Incredibly, Northam, who condones abortions up until birth, is a medical doctor specializing in pediatric neurology. Did we mention, he’s also a Democrat? Somehow that fact was obscured, as CNN in its zeal to besmirch a Republican, misidentified Northam as a member of the GOP.

But the revelation of the clearly offensive photo deemed to be Gov. Northam is what has brought the swiftest condemnation. Showing more spine for holding onto his job than for standing against infanticide, he has so far dug in his heels, refusing to acquiesce to the calls to step down, though the list of Democrat officials demanding his resignation continues to grow.

National Democrats including 2020 presidential wannabes Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, Julian Castro and Kamala Harris have called for Northam to resign. They are joined by former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, under whom Northam served as Lieutenant Governor, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Governors Association, former Vice President Joe Biden and even Hillary Clinton, who has made a career of lying — have all jumped on the bandwagon. The NAACP and MoveOn, a Soros-sponsored leftist mega-fundraising group have united behind the calls for Northam’s resignation. U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, all Virginia Democrats, joined in the voices raised against Northam.

Despite his resistance, it’s a good bet Northam’s more astute wife, Pam, is already packing in anticipation of vacating the Governor’s Executive Mansion.


Wurst cafe bans MAGA caps as “symbol of hate”

February 1, 2019

Before the sidewalks of San Francisco became littered with piles of human feces, as noted by the mayor, many Arizonans endured the proliferation of street bums to enjoy delectable meals in a city brimming with great restaurants, entertainment, museums and world class shopping. Same-day, half-price show tickets to theater performances sold at the Tix Booth in Union Square Park have been a reliable draw and the sights and sounds of the city were enchanting. The fact that it was a haven for leftists didn’t detract from the panache, since it was just a vacation, or a stop on the way to Napa and Sonoma winery destinations and more superb eateries.

No more. Now the far-left mental erosion has eaten away at sanity. The owner of a San Francisco-area (San Mateo) restaurant has announced that he will refuse service to any customers who walk into his restaurant wearing a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat.

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, the chef-partner at Wursthall restaurant, declares he will not serve MAGA hat-wearing customers, comparing the red Trump campaign-themed caps to wearing Nazi swastikas or the white hoods of the Ku Klux Klan.

Donald Trump, the  duly elected Republican president has overseen economic surges, the lowest unemployment in decades, and is fighting on our behalf to secure our sovereign and too easily penetrable southern border. He has delivered on promised judicial appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court and national federal district courts and has made unprecedented global inroads, yet is viewed by a screwy liberal wurst cook as a messenger of hatred and bigotry?

The illogical Californian views reality through a distorted and irrational liberal prism.

“It hasn’t happened yet, but if you come to my restaurant wearing a MAGA cap, you aren’t getting served, same as if you come in wearing a swastika, white hood, or any other symbol of intolerance and hate,” according to a now-deleted tweet from Lopez-Alt obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday.

Hungry for some superb dining? The Valley of the Sun is brimming with fine choices. Want to travel for epicurean delights? Try Sedona. The scenery is unmatched, you won’t find excrement on the sidewalks, the air is clean and liberals haven’t taken over the area. You can also venture further north and snow ski in Flagstaff or visit the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

If you’ve previously traveled to San Francisco, you have your memories. Keep your money in Arizona. This map tells the story. Donald Trump carried Arizona.  California, which lost its way years ago, gave all 55 of its electoral votes to Hillary Clinton. 


Pres. Trump’s (sub) mission plan

January 19, 2019

Following a historic naturalization ceremony in the White House on Saturday, President Donald Trump addressed the issue (video) of the partial government shutdown and the nation’s need of a border wall.

All along, the president has remained steadfast, noting there can be no border security without the wall. He previously stated, “I remain ready and willing to work with Democrats to pass a bill that secures our borders, supports the agents and officers on the ground, and keeps America safe. Let’s get it done! Sadly, there can be no REAL Border Security without the Wall!”

The Administration has requested $5.7 billion for construction of approximately 234 miles of new steel barrier on the southern border. Intransigent Democrat Leaders, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have refused to discuss wall funding, although Democrats strongly supported even greater expenditures prior to the Trump presidency. This is the senate vote on the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which overwhelmingly passed with bi-partisan support by 80 – 19.  Now Pelosi dismisses Trump’s proposal as a “non-starter.”

President-elect Donald Trump unequivocally stated he would terminate DACA, (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an executive order — bypassing congress — signed into law by Obama in 2012. It originally provided an exemption from deportation and a renewable two-year work permit, but it’s end theme is full-blown amnesty and American citizenship. Center for Immigration Studies provides facts and figures.

Now President Trump is in deal making mode, offering a DACA giveaway in exchange for wall money. Extortion is a crime. Capitulating to extortionists is reckless lunacy engaged in by those backed against a wall — in this case not metaphorically.  Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who are watching the polls and not taking the pulse of Republican voters, are reportedly behind this preposterous capitulation scheme.

When originally proposed, those applying for the gift of U.S. citizenship needed only to affirm they were 16 years of age or younger when they initially entered the United States and were currently 35 years of age or younger. With the passage of time, it’s safe to assume the ages have changed to accommodate the applicants. They have to declare that they have been persons of good moral character since initially being brought to the U.S. as children by their parents — illegally. Verifying how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last year at age 35 is impossible to substantiate. Many are now grandparents. They will also be voters, most assuredly in the Democrat camp. 

President Trump’s most fervent supporters voted for him because of his promise to build a wall to secure the USA from invasion and crime.  The invasion continues and crime is rampant.

If he moves forward with this capitulation, he will not win the Democrats, but he will lose his base.