Foolish do-gooders aid and abet illegal invasion

April 22, 2019

Righteous absurdity of the left

The Easter Sunday edition of the local newspaper devoted front page coverage, including two jump pages, to a 74-year-old local grandmother who opens her small condo to hordes of illegal aliens. The article is headlined, “We are called to welcome strangers…Arizonan opens home, heart to asylum seekers.” A more fitting title would be, “Misguided do-gooder* aids and abets illegal invasion.”

Her home is described as “spotless” although the photos belie that depiction. Truth on any level simply has no relevancy when the topic is illegal aliens. Imagine a neighbor harboring criminals steps away from your home. Yet she and others working in concert with their churches, are extolled for feeding, clothing and temporarily housing Central American illegals now breaching our border by the 100‘s of thousands as they caravan through facilitating Mexico. The illegals, referred to as “guests,” are coddled until they are able to fan out cross the United States and access taxpayer-funded benefits. Any children they have once here are automatically American citizens based on flawed interpretations of the Fourteen Amendment, able to exploit absurd chain migration policies to bring in other relatives.

A pastor acknowledges not all of his congregants are happy with his church’s involvement, with some concerned that “publicity could lead to anti-immigrant protests from so-called patriot groups, which have occurred at other churches.”

Understand that if you believe in legal immigration and respect for the law, you are on the wrong side of this issue and your patriotism is open to question.

These brief insights aim to give our readers a sample of what the increasingly radical left-wing newspaper pushes as it attempts to make aiding criminality an act of faith-based decency. The failing Arizona Republic expends its last gasps of breath struggling to normalize the abnormal from deviancy to criminality, but is fooling no one but itself — evidenced by the fact that subscriptions for the anorexic, poor excuse for a newspaper continue to plummet. Parent company Gannett Co. Inc. continues to fail and has been the subject of hostile takeover bids as profit and revenue fall short of estimates.

For a cogent view on the impending prospects of such irrational tactics, read “Amnesty: Bad Policy, Even Worse Politics,by Bradley Betters — posted on American Thinker.

 * Click on link to read excellent description.

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Skewing the news Arizona style

April 20, 2019

No wonder the Arizona Republic is dying

With its last gasps, the dying, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper continues to spew venom at Republicans. On Jan. 1, 2019, the newspaper was described as ahomeless vagrant on borrowed time,” after having been forced, by declining readership and following massive layoffs, to sell the building and parking structure it has occupied for decades.

Limited vocabulary when describing Republicans is de rigueur. It spikes into incendiary high gear when conservatives are the topic. 

A classic example is a column by sob-story aficionada turned bomb thrower, Laurie Roberts, who describes physician Kelli Ward, the newly elected state Republican chairwoman, using these intended to incite words: “Ward is the reigning queen of the far-right fringe.” Columnist Robert Robb described Dr. Ward’s election as “meaningless.” The backdrop for Robb’s assertion is border security, which his pro-open border and amnesty supporting employer, The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) adamantly opposes. He now sings its tune like a trained parrot.

What Laurie Roberts refers to as the “far-right fringe,” are actually the majority of grassroots Republican elected state committeemen who elected Dr. Ward, a former state senator, while strongly objecting to the prospect of reelecting the ineffectual phantom chairman Jonathan Lines. He was put in place by his slippery predecessor Robert Graham, who still ran the party since Lines resides 200 miles away in Yuma, runs a roofing business and has 11 kids to parent.

The newspaper also has former state senate president Russell Pearce in its sights again. He is referred to as a “hard right conservative.“ In AZ Republicese, this is no compliment. His current job is listed twice in the same article, just in case rabble-rousers missed it the first time.

The report veers off the charts by referring to groups labeled “extremist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The group which the newspaper refers to as “monitoring hate,” has itself been outed as a source of vicious hate. Watch this 5-minute Prager University video for a healthy dose of truth.

The agenda driven newspaper continues to harp on the Mueller report as if President Trump had been found guilty of obstruction of justice or Russian collusion, when exactly the opposite conclusion was reached. Though dying of a thousand self-inflicted cuts, it follows many of its articles with these words, “Support local journalism. Subscribe to (gives an email address.)”

Hari-Kari is an ancient Japanese form of ritual suicide by disembowelment. The Arizona Republic is taking the slower path, but the result will be the same. Insulting its remaining subscribers is not a successful business model, yet it is the one to which it is bonded.

Newspaper Death Watch is a web site chronicling the demise of hard copy newspapers, including a section called ‘Works In Progress,’ listing major metro dailies that have cut frequency or adopted hybrid online/print or online-only models. It won’t be much longer before the anorexic, radically left-wing local daily joins the list.


Pres. Trump vindicated! Vile key AZ agent unmentioned

April 19, 2019

Mueller conclusion: No collusion

The left is in full-blown meltdown mode following the conclusion of a two-and-a-half-year investigation, the end game of which was to charge President Trump with Russian collusion in connection with the 2016 election, culminating, they hoped, in charges of impeachment. Preceding the release, Thursday’s edition of the Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic headlined, “White House braces for report.” The single page USA Today insert warned, “Trump team mobilizes for Mueller’s report…Plan: Read quickly, put out responses.” 

The collusion charges fell with a dull thud as the 448-page Mueller Report not only exonerated President Trump but also his relatives and associates, who have been put through daily hell as the manufactured hoax gained momentum via repetition by Congressional Democrats and their willing cohorts in the leftist media. The radically obsessed Trump haters have perfected a means of dispensing words and phrases which are repeated in mynahesque fashion by like-thinking adherents throughout the day. The networks have been filled with commentators using identical language (example).

Trump Derangement Syndrome has moved from a catch phrase describing the lunacy of Never-Trumpers to a observable disorder with obvious contagious symptoms. Most noticeable is the lack of focus, followed by voices raising several octaves, slurred speech, reddened faces and indignation induced tremors.

Now they have to admit the phony “dossier,” was a construct by the campaign of Hillary Clinton with the sole purpose of discrediting Donald Trump.

When John McCain was alive, a fear of his notorious retribution techniques forced silence. After three cross country funerals in a week last year, it’s a safe bet John McCain is no longer above ground.

Now its been verified that the vengeful and jealous McCain was key to the sordid hoax intended to bring down the candidacy of Donald Trump, and keep him out of the White House.

McCain worked on behalf of his close friend Hillary Clinton, alleging the Russians had compromising information on candidate Trump, personally delivering it to then-FBI Director James Comey in 2016.

In his own inimitable and vulgar style, McCain acknowledged in 2017, “I did what duty demanded I do,” in passing on the documents. “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell.”

Yet as the salacious report exploded and dominated the news, McCain’s involvement mysteriously faded into the smutty haze. Neither serious illness nor even death should obscure the facts of his key role in purposely spreading vicious lies and attempting to keep Donald Trump from the presidency, a position McCain coveted but, thankfully, never attained.


Support for rebuilding Notre Dame questioned by AZ Republic

April 17, 2019

While the world mourns the destructive fire at Paris’ nearly 900-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral, the local newspaper poses this question: “…But some ask: What about our sacred sites?” The article was written by Shondiin Silversmith, identified as an “Indigenous Peoples Reporter.”

After the Notre Dame Cathedral was partially destroyed by a fire Monday, funds immediately started to roll in for reconstruction.

With an outpouring of support from across the world, many Indigenous people asked, where is this support when Indigenous people fight for their sacred sites?

Our answer, of course, will be politically incorrect by the leftist standards of the newspaper.  But not nearly on par with U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who responded with this outrageously insulting tweet neutering the actual significance of the Christian cathedral to a loss of “art and architecture.” Somali-born Omar, who wears a hijab head scarf in congress, is the one who described the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001 by saying, “Some people did something,” not wanting to describe the deliberate murders of 2,977 people as being perpetrated by 19 of her radicalized co-religionists who hijacked commercial airliners, flying two of them directly into the World Trade Center towers and another into the Pentagon. The New York Post responded with this spot-on front page, seen following this post.

The nationwide prospect of high stakes casino gambling that began flourishing on tribal land in the 1970’s had the immediate impact of turning sacred sites into lucrative ones. Indian reservation gambling generates far more income than Atlantic City and Las Vegas combined. Arizona, alone, has more than two dozen casinos. The national list is available here.

This 2017 press release from the National Indian Gaming Commission reports, Fiscal Year 2017 Gross Gaming Revenue amount saw an increase of 3.9% over 2016, totaling $32.4 billion.

The newspaper quotes America-hating Klee Benally whose website uses this descriptive language as an identifier:

“Indigenous Action Media (IAM) was founded on August 25th, 2001 to provide strategic communications and direct action support for Indigenous communities sacred lands defense. We are a radical volunteer collective of experienced Indigenous media makers & agitators that work together on a project by project basis for media justice from an anti-colonial & anti-capitalist framework.”

President Donald Trump is compared to Hitler, an indefensible slur used by the historically illiterate Benally. Still he is quoted as if he were a mainstream American rather than one who abhors our system that has allowed him the freedom to sit at a computer and spew venom.


Walking outside the lines isn’t cool, in AZ it’s deadly 

April 15, 2019

States that legalized marijuana use since 2012 experienced a collective 16.4% increase in pedestrian fatalities

It took a couple of student reporters at the daily two additional pages backing up their front page investigative report on crosswalk deaths that have spiraled in Arizona. Including an oversize a graphic and aerial photo view of a mid-street crosswalk in West Phoenix, the report is titled, “The  Perils for Pedestrians,” linking to Arizona Department of Transportation Crash Data.

The conclusion reached by the duo is found in this adjacent headline: “Key to solving problem lies in overhaul of state’s roadways.” Not to belittle the needless deaths, but the reality is it’s not the roadways, it’s the pedestrians. Though the authors point to the deadliest area being on a stretch of 27th Avenue, north of Bethany Home Road, referring to it as “dimly lit,” the problem would exist if high intensity beacons were trained on the thoroughfare.

The escalation in fatalities dovetails with the lack if respect for authority and laws. Few pedestrians walk up to a crosswalk to cross the street. It has become all too common to see parents crossing mid-block with young children in tow.  Not only are the parents imperiling their safety, but they are teaching their children that the lines in the street don’t apply to them.  A police officer asked about the lack of enforcement when this dangerous behavior is observed, stated, “It’s a cultural thing.”

What culture teaches their children that rules apply to others but not to them, or their view children as expendable?

Another factor to be considered is the peak in pedestrian fatalities occurring on Saturday nights and weekends when alcohol is frequently a factor.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released preliminary fatal traffic crash data for all road users for calendar year 2016 (the most recent year that complete crash data is available) and estimates show that this may have been the deadliest year since 1990 for pedestrians. Motorcyclist and pedestrian deaths accounted for more than a third of the year-to-year increase.

The Governors Highway Safety Association Spotlight on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities, reported nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017 based on data provided by all 50 State Highway Safety Offices and the District of Columbia.

Among the reported findings:

  • Twenty three states (and Washington DC) had increases in pedestrian fatalities.
  • Twenty states had decreases in pedestrian fatalities.
  • Seven states had no change in pedestrian fatalities.
  • Both Hawaii and Wyoming had only 1 pedestrian death, while California had 352.
  • Arizona was among five states (including California, Florida, New York and Texas) that accounted for 43% of all pedestrian deaths.
  • The seven states (and Washington DC) that have legalized marijuana use since 2012 experienced a collective 16.4% increase in pedestrian fatalities in 2017 (compared to same time period in 2016). All other states had a collective 5.8% decrease.

Associated Press’ 2019 guidelines veer further left

April 9, 2019

Reporters instructed on retooling language in an effort to reconfigure attitudes

It’s not just about grammar and capitalization conundrums. Nope. Those zany folks at Associate Press are hard at work attempting to recraft your attitudes via 2019 stylebook guidelines. Though President Trump is not specifically mentioned, anti-Trumpism is always bubbling beneath the surface in news coverage.

The terms “racist” and “racism” are deserving of their own chapter. It is 2019, after all, and the stylebook’s audience is aimed at reporters who put a premium on dividing us according to ethnicity. African American has lost its dash with the removal of the hyphen. Americans who prefer to just be Americans are out’a luck. Are you unfamiliar with the term “Latinx?” It’s the gender-neutral or nonbinary alternative to Latino or Latina. AP is not simply a news agency. It also constructs language.

Illogically the focus on race is followed up with, “Consider carefully when deciding whether to identify people by race. Often, it is an irrelevant factor and drawing unnecessary attention to someone’s race or ethnicity can be interpreted as bigotry.”

In 2013, SRAZ posted,Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press. “

That was followed in 2017 byAP reconfigures language, tries to control thinking — again,” in which the stylebook urged journalists to avoid making references in news stories that suggest there are only two sexes in the human race.

In 2010, the Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists called on news reporters nationwide to stop using the term “illegal immigrant” in their news coverage —- preferring “undocumented workers” or “undocumented immigrants.”

As early as 2008, at the height of the war on terror, we exposed the absurd guidelines from the Society of Professional Journalists, which called for grouping white supremacists and “radical anti-abortionists” with Islamic terrorists. Jihad was not only verboten, it was sympathetically referred to as “exert[ing] oneself for the good of Islam and to better oneself.” None dare call it what it is: A militant Islamic movement threatening Western civilization.

These two gems were specific in their instructions:

– When writing about terrorism, remember to include white supremacist, radical anti-abortionists and other groups with a history of such activity.

– Use photos and features to demystify veils, turbans and other cultural articles and customs.

The 2019 stylebook’s lead editor Paula Froke, slickly states, “Our first audience is journalists, but the audience is very broad.”

The indisputable fact is, American citizens are the intended audience for the double speak and attitude adjustments. The majority of what you see and hear is fabricated with these leftist threads. Students are inundated with it from kindergarten through graduate school. What was once heralded as the free press, has grotesquely transmogrified to purveyors of mind control.


Film critic turned book reviewer goes anti-Trump

April 7, 2019

Try to imagine a report in the Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic focused on her myriad lies and her husband’s numerous sexual exploits. Bill, a serial philanderer and accused rapist, was an avid golfer who bragged to his frequent links partner, lawyer/confidant Vernon Jordan, while chopping on a cigar, about his reckless White House cigar interlude with 22-year-old intern, Monica Lewinsky. That got soft-soaped in the local Arizona newspaper, though Clinton was President of the United States, married and over twice the young woman’s age.

Barack Obama appeared to be on the greens more often than he was in the Oval Office, not necessarily a bad thing in his case. He displayed his horrendous judgment by going off on a golfing vacation on Martha’s Vineyard minutes after delivering a statement in which he said he’d just gotten off the phone with journalist James Foley’s parents following news he had been beheaded by Islamic militants. Fun seeker Obama later said he “misjudged the optics” of his timing. The leftist media cut him slack.

Capturing attention in the anti-Trump local newspaper is the review of a newly released book “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,” by former sports columnist Rick Reilly, who describes his motivation for writing the book as being, “really mad.”

“What’s wrong with him?” Reilly asks. “This is why I wrote the book. This is what I’m trying to say — there’s something not right about this guy. If you’re going to cheat at golf,” Reilly says, “you’re going to cheat on your taxes, cheat on your wife and cheat on — what else? Elections? If you’re going to lie about your round, why not lie about how many votes you got, or how big your inauguration size was? Do you realize he lies about the size of his buildings? It’s incredible to me.”

Movie critic Bill Goodykoontz, now pulling double duty as a book reviewer, after the anorexic newspaper recently axed its Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist, following a series of pink slipping longtime employees, smoothly falls in line with the newspaper’s agenda. He even takes to Twitter to quote Reilly as he revs up the Trump bashing.

This bizarre toadyism has a name. It’s called as “job security.” Robert Robb, once considered a voice of rationality, has also fallen in line, hoping not to be the next employee to feel the dull blade of the newspaper’s ax on his neck. Today, he calls the president’s actions on the border, “irresponsible.”

Abutting Robb’s column in another by a CNN host, beginning with these words: “To call President Trump “Machiavellian” is to give him a little too much credit. Machiavelli had a keen awareness of history and could speak in complete sentences.”

No wonder the newspaper is dying in a state that gave all of its electoral votes to Donald Trump in 2016 and where he remains immensely popular. Trump continues to generate record breaking crowds at his national rallies. The Arizona Republic, whose stock continues to plummet, can barely keep the lights on. Parent company Gannett, Inc. recently averted a hostile takeover by a hedge fund corporation, smelling blood in the water. Shares of Gannett have dropped over 40% since its debut as a public company in 2015, when it split its publishing and broadcasting businesses. In 2018, it sold its 10-story office building and parking garage in downtown Phoenix, becoming a homeless vagrant. The newspaper, hemorrhaging subscriptions and relying on editorless ASU Journalism student interns is hardly in a position to judge success.