Deceit is a family trait
A felony is committed. With diligent police work, the perpetrator is located and arrested. Next, evidence is presented as the defendant is tried, found guilty and sentenced to prison time. It‘s an unfortunate scenario, repeated with increasing regularity across the United States, as leftist elected DA’s have implemented catch and release policies, if they impose any penalties at all. Law Enforcement Today acknowledges the steep rise in crime in 2022 as police departments are defunded.
Arizona’s dying leftist newspaper has printed a weeklong series of articles bemoaning the fact that incarcerated prisoners are being “exploited” as outside laborers. Presumably the lunatics/editors running the asylum/newspaper would prefer the inmates stay in their cells around the clock. The reports focus on the inmates doing manual labor rather than office work and instead of building their resumes, as they provide labor to cities and towns, which the four reporters who collaborated on a recent report, view as allowing towns to “live beyond their means” since the criminals are paid low wages. Taxpayers provide inmates lodging, food, clothing, soap, shampoo, toothpaste and the system the newspaper berates allows them to be out of the prison complex, where juries sent them for crimes they inflicted on innocent citizens. A stand-alone blurb states, “Using cheap prison labor keep maintenance costs low in this Cochise County city of 3,213. But what about the inmates’ needs?”
The inmates lost their right to freedom when they chose to engage in lives of crime. The likelihood of these criminals desiring to stay in their cells is remote. Reporters Joseph Darius Jaafari, Jimmy Jenkins, Justin Price and Geoff Hing earn their salaries writing drivel.
But it doesn’t stop there. The newspaper is actually recruiting people who have been incarcerated to relate their “experiences and opinions” for future exposés. SRAZ has chosen to omit the absurd link. Instead we direct our readers to the far more reputable New York Post‘s report by Isabel Vincent, “How George Soros funded progressive ‘legal arsonist’ DAs behind US crime surge.“ It reveals the funding the multi-billionaire socialist has been infusing into undermining prosecutor’s and law enforcement agencies throughout the nation for years. We urge you to read it. Knowledge is power.
Cognitive decline surges front and center
Brain-dead Biden bizarrely creates his own economic reality, set to raise taxes
Unwilling to publicly address the latest dire economic news, Biden’s office sent out this terse statement Thursday, after the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced that the GDP had contracted for the second consecutive quarter, sending the U.S. into a recession. This information is condensed in a simple to read page, accompanied by explanatory graphs.
Real Clear Politics aggregated polling numbers are dismal for Biden in every category. Focusing on the economy, he is upside-down among all of the major national measures.
Watch as FOX News correspondent Peter Doocy questions WH’s spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre: “How is calling two quarters of negative growth not a recession, not redefining recession?” She dips and dodges, unable to provide a cogent response.
A superb editorial in today’s Washington Examiner headlined, “Bidenflation has become Bidencession,” describes the administration’s pending tax hikes at the worst possible time. Take time to read it. Then prepare for the worst.
Arizona voters are gearing up for the Aug. 2, 2022 Primary Election, whether voting early or on Election Day. Pertinent information can be found here. Exercising our rights is an integral part of American freedom. So too, is freedom of the press, enshrined by congress in our First Amendment. The fact is, hard copy news has gone the way of the buggy whip as Associated Press recently admitted. The local newspaper, shriveling in size and filled with disreputable content, remarkably relinquished its reins on pre-election endorsements after infuriated subscribers cancelled in the wake of its Hillary Clinton endorsement. In the aftermath, the Arizona Republic whined that it received death threats following that ill-conceived position. The daily’s more recent tactic is to create an echo chamber of anti-conservatism generally, and anti-Trumpism, specifically, as a reliable arm of the democrat party. Journalists left long ago, replaced by Cronkite J school students and reporters who fit these constricted parameters. As examples, the newspaper that brags about hiring based on ethnicity and gender — they call it diversity and inclusion — has a employee who specializes in “people experiencing homelessness” and another who is unable to type the words “illegal alien,” repeatedly using the word “migrant,“ to describe America’s invaders. The brassiest new tactic is coddling incarcerated criminals while ravaging the Arizona prison system.
The upcoming primary and general elections present unique challenges, since Trump-hatred is so virulent, Trump endorsed candidates become pariahs. With staff dwindling, the two remaining columnists who previously specialized in sap have taken on the mantle of hate-mongers and deceit spewers. A recent pro-abortion column by emaciated leftist E.J. Montini was headlined, “GOP’s goal is complete subjugation of women,” which is not only insulting, it’s untrue. Laurie Roberts whose specialty was exposing the plight of children in tenuous situations, has joined Montini in disparaging Republicans while glorifying democrats — advising the remaining readers not to believe the polls if they don’t align with her leftwing wishful thinking. She conveniently forgets it was Republican governors who appointed her Republican sister Ann Timmer to the Court of Appeals and then as a justice on the Arizona Supreme Court.
Facts are of no consequence. “It’s the agenda stupid.*
*Bill Clinton’s strategist James Carville coined the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid,” during the 1992 presidential campaign.
Recent poll shows Liz Cheney trailing Harriet Hageman 52% to 30%
Those who watched egotistical U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney arrogantly eviscerate former President Trump on Fox’s Sunday morning news show are aware it’s not a leap to conclude her political days are numbered. Cheney was one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, some who are not running for reelection and others who are facing strong challengers.
Political watchers expect a massive Cheney loss in Wyoming’s August 16, 2022 GOP primary against Trump-endorsed challenger Harriet Hageman who was born, raised and focused her legal career in Wyoming. Liz Cheney, aptly known as a carpetbagger, relocated to the state to run for congress.
Donald Trump’s single biggest win among all the states in 2020 was in Wyoming, with 70% of the voters casting their ballots for him. Verbally thrashing the vigorous president who presided over a stellar economy and high employment is not a winning strategy, especially in Wyoming. The Casper Star-Tribune running a banner headline declaring, “The poll results are in: Hageman holds commanding lead over Cheney,” provides in-depth coverage of the upcoming election. Still, magical thinker Cheney, living in an alternative universe, bizarrely dangles the possibility of a 2024 presidential run.
Just as Arizona elected state committeemen did with John McCain, Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain, the Wyoming Republican Party, in a display of dynamic unity, voted to censure Liz Cheney following Trump’s impeachment, voting last fall to no longer recognize her as a member of the GOP.
Meet Harriet Hageman, check out her Issues page, and send her a donation that will help send Republicrat Liz Cheney back to Wisconsin, D.C., Virginia, Illinois or any number of other places she’s lived before moving to Wyoming for the sole purpose of running for congress — where she does not represent the state’s conservative voters.
Arizona’s local newspaper is on the skids, as are others nationwide. Associated Press admitted that fact recently. Still nothing dissuades the Hillary-endorsing local disseminator of leftwingism from getting its message out…even when patently false.
Today’s edition is illustrative of the fakery fitting the agenda taking precedence over fact. Headlined above-the-fold is this gem: “Female first time candidates still face challenges.” Reporter Tara Kavaler relies on the old “glass ceiling” metaphor in an effort to give substance to her false narrative.
She’s obviously never heard of energetic and respected democrat Polly Rosenbaum who was Arizona’s longest-serving state legislator, representing Gila County in the House of Representatives for 46 years, defeated in an anti-incumbency thrust at age 95.
Arizona also has the distinction of electing what became known as the “Fab Five,” all women elected to the state’s highest offices in 1998: Jane Dee Hull was elected governor, Betsey Bayless was elected Secretary Of State, Janet Napolitano was elected Attorney General, Carol Springer was elected state Treasurer, and Lisa Graham-Keegan was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction. All were Republicans except for Napolitano. They remain the greatest number of women to serve in any state’s highest elected offices simultaneously. Republican Kimberly Yee, a former state senator, is currently Arizona’s state treasurer, keeping Arizona’s economy solvent during the pandemic pandemonium and the faltering Biden administration, with the worst inflation many of us have ever endured.
Lorna Lockwood, born pre-statehood in 1903, became a lawyer, Superior Court judge and the first female justice on the Arizona Supreme Court, holding that distinction nationally. President Ronald Reagan nominated Arizonan Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Arizona’s legislature has had women serving in the state House and Senate since 1914, two years after statehood. Tara Kavaler, an Arizona transplant, needs to take a remedial course in Arizona history. Writing sans information makes everything else she writes worthy of suspicion.
Unable to answer a question, he mistakenly goes to his pre-approved list of reporters, then begs Saudis for oil
Fox News carries the background on this four-day Middle East trip. Though Biden previously called Saudi Arabia a “pariah” nation, he is now going hat-in-hand begging the Saudis and OPEC members to boost oil output, in order to ease the record-high gas prices his administration has overseen.
Before announcing his candidacy as a Republican, Lamar was registered as a PND: “Party Not Designated”
Regular readers of Seeing Red AZ are keenly aware the leftist Arizona Republic newspaper doesn’t rank high on our integrity scale. This headlined article, “Candidate for Arizona House of Representatives was convicted of striking ex-fiancé,” is an exception. Since it’s identified as for subscribers, the link might not open. A few sentences excerpted directly from the report provide the thrust of the coverage:
“Christian Lamar, 37, is one of four Republicans seeking the nomination for the House in Legislative District 2. He was convicted of assault against his then-fiancé in Phoenix in 2015. Both were intoxicated.
The next month the Phoenix Municipal Court convicted him, stating that “the defendant intentionally or knowingly caused physical injury to another, a Class 1 misdemeanor” in violation of the law.
He was fined; served one day in jail with four days suspended and was ordered to serve 11 months of probation. He also had to undergo counseling, enroll in a screening program and was barred from having any contact, invited or not, with the victim, nor “harm, threaten or harass” his ex-fiancé.”
Not chastised enough, Lamar couldn’t control himself.
“He also filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officer on duty that night, the Phoenix Police Department, the city of Phoenix and others, claiming his civil rights were violated by the arrest. He sought $7 million in damages, though the case was dismissed by a federal judge. In yet another lawsuit, he claimed his 5th and 14th Amendment rights were violated. Lamar alleged “the investigation was maliciously turned against him due to his race and gender.”
These current candidates generously gave Lamar their endorsement, which, at this point, are still on his campaign website…where he prioritizes his “donate” page. The question is, how much longer will they remain?
The word migrate implies travel, it does not designate an ultimate destination
Fox News launched on October 7, 1996, presenting a unique, conservative alternative to other network programming. As its ratings soared, it soon left the uni-thought organizations in the dust. Its commitment to facts and a conservative perspective provided viewers with an outlook that was abysmally lacking in mainstream political coverage.
Fast forward a couple+ decades and the lines have decidedly blurred as language has intentionally muddled, obscuring facts. This facile switch has happened with such proficiency that we have to remind ourselves that we are the victims of institutionalized trickery.
The standout example is the correct term “illegal alien,” which Fox newscasters, jackbooting in lockstep, have recently replaced with “migrants.” They also have taken to calling leftists “progressives,” as though they are forward thinking rather than demonstrably regressive.
Are Fox newscasters adhering to Biden’s policy implemented in April 2021, which instructed U.S. immigration enforcement agencies to replace the term “illegal alien” (which is used throughout U.S. immigration law) with “undocumented non citizen?”
Hans von Spakovsky, writing for the Heritage Foundation, titled his cogent commentary, “Sorry, but the Accurate Legal Term is ‘Illegal Alien.” The son of two legal immigrants, he is an author and election law authority appointed by President Donald Trump to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in 2017.