Chicago proves validity of Einstein’s wise observation

June 23, 2020

Murder has been a hallmark of Chicago for decades. The 1929 Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre in which rival bootlegging mobsters engaged in a brutal assassination during the Prohibition era, remains a familiar story that has been characterized in films. Seven gang members, all adult, white males were killed.

Modern day Chicago makes that brutality appear quaint. Over this past Father’s Day weekend 104 people were shot, 14 fatally, including five children. The Chicago-Sun Times maintains a continually updating list of the homicides — a high percentage of which are black assailants murdering black victims.

The mantra “Black Lives Matter” now rings across America and motivates mobs of destructive thugs and violence. Yet Chicago stands as a testament to the war-zone levels of crime Democrat mayors have presided over. Not only does the city lead the nation in crime, but also in corruption by public officials. This list only includes 2019 – 2020.  A more comprehensive report, compiled by the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Political Science is titled,Chicago Still the Corruption Capital.

William Hale Thompson who served as mayor of Chicago from 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931 was the most recent Republican to have been elected mayor — leaving office nearly 90 years ago.

Professor Albert Einstein, renown for his intellect, is quoted as identifying insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

The voters in Chicago must all be certifiable.


AZ Republic: Pride goeth before a fall, as it begs for “donations”

June 22, 2020

Move to all digital publication is imminent

As we’ve frequently pointed out, the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic newspaper has fallen on hard times. The reality was substantiated by The Phoenix Business Journal in this November 2019 report titled,Analysis: Arizona Republic’s circulation decline among steepest for Gannett papers.”

The deterioration has grown more acute since then. The anorexic pretense posing as a newspaper is staffed by ASU Cronkite J School interns who have replaced longtime reporters. Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Steve Benson, who accommodatingly switched gears from conservative to leftist, was abruptly kicked to the curb as unaffordable. The remaining skeletal staff following mass firings, furloughs and staring down a nonexistent future voted to unionize. The newspaper’s dire circumstances were predicted in AZ Republic: homeless vagrant on borrowed time.

Blithely undisturbed by the daily’s daily flubs, exemplified by this monumental list of Corrections and Clarifications, is the inanely grinning executive editor Greg Burton — except when comparing his remaining staff tocrackpots and criminals.” He puts on a happy face to thank the dwindling number of readers overpaying for being fed leftist slop as he prizes newsroom diversity above factual reporting while promising more of the same to subscribers. Sunday’s edition carries a preposterous editorial clamoring for gifting reparation to blacks for slavery, which was abolished 155 years ago in 1865 through the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment.

In a full page ad, the same edition of the failing newspaper deviously reveals the latest incarnation of the desperate publication which is unable to afford the myriad costs associated with producing and delivering hard copies. It’s gearing up to go all digital, which will not sit well with its remaining mostly senior citizen subscribers who prefer the delivered paper on the driveway. The newspaper honchos admitted irate readers dropped their subscriptions after its 2016 Hillary endorsement, leading it to abandon its roundly ignored endorsement policy altogether. The effects of going all digital will make that calamity look like a cakewalk.

Here’s its pathetic pitch:

Everything You Love About the Paper And More.

Enjoy reading the Arizona Republic print edition online. With the e-Edition, you get access to a digital edition of our paper and extra features.

Available 24/7. Give your eyes a break and let the e-Edition read the articles to you.

Then, in what can only be described as a mega-dose of chutzpah, an accompanying page sporting 4-inch high capital letters and bankrolled by Google, blasts “SUPPORT LOCAL NEWS,” actually pleading for folks to subscribe, advertise and…donate.  Conveniently blaming the decline in revenue on the Corona-19 virus, the newspaper, through its left-wing mouthpiece admits it’s losing money and now considers itself a charity.  Don’t be conned. 

 


Chaos reigns in Atlanta following police shooting

June 14, 2020

Leftist politics and race in forefront as white officer who acted in self defense has been terminated

As violence overtakes sectors of Atlanta after a police confrontation ended in the death of intoxicated Rayshard Brooks, police chief Erika Shields resigned. Abandoning the city’s officers in a time of unrest, the openly gay chief issued this bizarre statement, “Our posture in Atlanta is one of tolerance, It’s the birthplace of civil rights.”

What exactly she tolerates was left unclear. Brooks, who failed a field sobriety test, then grabbed the officer’s Taser, an incapacitating device. The threat of Brooks using the Taser to facilitate going for the officer’s gun was compelling enough that the officer fired, killing Brooks.

Brooks’ family, realizing that he is of more value dead than alive, immediately hired a team of three black lawyers who held a lengthy, nationally televised, news conference.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, acting as judge and jury announced at a press briefing Saturday evening that she did not believe the shooting was a “justified use of deadly force,” and called for the “immediate termination of the officer” who shot the Taser-armed Brooks.

This incident originated in a Wendy’s restaurant drive-thru lane, when others in line reported Brooks sleeping in his car impeding their ability to order and receive their purchases. It didn’t take long for swiftly assembled protesters to arrive on scene, initially slashing the tires of police cruisers. Their violence rapidly escalated as they set fire to cars parked outside the restaurant and then torching Wendy’s. News reports described the mob cheered while the building, situated precariously close to a gas station, became engulfed in flames.

Protests also took place at police precincts around Atlanta, as I-75 and I-85 were shut down by the thugs.

Mayor Bottoms, a Democrat who presides over a sanctuary city for illegals, and came out as an early Joe Biden supporter, won the mayoral race in 2017, after receiving only 26% of votes in a crowded field. She then defeated a fellow City Councilwoman in the subsequent runoff election.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution newspaper exposed Bottoms’ illegal hiring practices following her election.

Crime is rampant in the “tolerant” city of Atlanta, where the chances of becoming a victim of violent crime are 1 in 125. In the state as a whole, the number is 1 in 306. The statistics can be seen here.


Leftist lunacy reaches fever pitch

June 8, 2020

Latest gambit: Though blacks make up approximately 15% of the population, they are now demanding that stores carry 15% of black owned brands as George Floyd is all but forgotten

We’ve all heard the adage: “The inmates are running the asylum.” Minneapolis proves it true as the majority of its city council, filled with self identified “activists,  artists,” a transgender woman, homosexuals and pro-abortion zealots have voted to dismantle the police.

Nine of the council’s 13 members, which includes not a single Republican, appeared with militants at a rally Sunday, vowing to end policing as the city currently knows it. Council member Jeremiah Ellison, son of the Minnesota’s Attorney General Keith Ellison, declared the council would “dismantle” the department.

“It’s clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,” Lisa Bender, council president, said. Bender declared that she and her colleagues were committed to “to end policing as we know it and recreate systems that actually keep us safe.”

When Mayor Jacob Frey tried walking a fine line on the issue of defunding and dismantling the police department, said, “I do not support the full abolition of the police department,” he was met with raucous shrieks ofShame, shame shame!”

In a related example of leftist lunacy, the New York Times’ editorial page editor has resigned following an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), in which he advocated using federal troops to quell national protests that have destroyed property leaving devastation in their wake.

The newspaper announced Sunday that James Bennet, who had overseen the Times’ opinion pages since 2016, had stepped down “effective immediately.”

Sen. Tom Cotton’s op-ed, titled,Send in the Troops,” in which he advocated for the use of US military troops to quell civil unrest, and indicated the president would be justified in doing so under the Insurrection Act of 1807which empowers the President of the United States to deploy U.S. military and federalized National Guard troops within the United States in particular circumstances, such as to suppress civil disorder, insurrection and rebellion.

Past presidents have used the Insurrection Act, sending military to Southern states to ensure court-ordered desegregation of schools in the 1950s and 1960s, and at the request of several states to suppress riots in 1968. It was most recently used in 1992, when troops were sent to Los Angeles after Gov. Pete Wilson sought federal intervention during the Los Angeles riots which resulted in 63 deaths, 2,383 injuries and 12,111 arrests, following rioting, looting and arson, resulting in an excess of  $billion in destruction over charges of police brutality. The chaos arose from a prolonged traffic chase and beating of a black DUI motorist resisting arrest which he knew violated the terms of his parole in his latest robbery conviction.

The mob later turned on an uninvolved white truck driver, pulling him out of his vehicle in an intersection and seriously battering him with cement blocks.

Sen. Cotton’s op-ed caused a revolt among Times reporters, with some protesting staff calling in sick. The Times later wrote that a review found that the op-ed did not meet its standards. The newspaper’s solution? Reducing the number of op-eds! Opposing views to those of the far left Times are intolerable in what Americans have naively regarded as the unbiased press.

The NY Times, like the biased and seriously failing Arizona Republic, stand as examples that it is not a double standard we face, but rather no standard that deviates from grinding Leftism.


Dems prefer chaos, anarchy to law enforcement

June 6, 2020

Under bizarre conditions, police should preemptively pull back to show their value to maintaining law and order

The Thin Blue Line symbolically represents the men and women of law enforcement who hold the line between order and chaos. They have dependably responded when citizens call 911, and routinely put their own lives in jeopardy (Officer Down site lists officer deaths by state) when criminality occurs.  Now in the wake of the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, officers across the nation are being vilified and mobs of rioters given cover by Democrat mayors, calling for defunding and dismantling police departments.  Multi-millions of dollars of damage and destruction in the form of thugs looting, and wantonly committing arson — even here in Arizona — has been overlooked.

It would be interesting to see what would happen if the police preempted the thugs and elected leftists who have decided that chaos is preferable to order and staged a national “blue-out.”

Nearly a decade ago Ann Coulter, best-selling author and conservative commenter, prophetically used these words in her book,Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America

“The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. The Democratic Party activates mobs, depends on mobs, coddles mobs, publicizes and celebrates mobs — it is the mob. Sweeping in its scope and relentless in its argument, Demonic explains the peculiarities of liberals as standard group-think behavior. To understand mobs is to understand liberals.”


Amid widespread domestic terrorism, AZ Gov. Ducey activates Nat’l Guard

June 1, 2020

Sunday night, following Gov. Ducey’s issuance of a State of Emergency declaration, hundreds of criminal looters and defilers took aim at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and surrounding businesses including the Mercedes-Benz dealership. Their wanton destruction was estimated in “millions of dollars”

In a rare Sunday announcement, (Read it here) Gov. Doug Ducey declared a State of Emergency including activating the National Guard and issuing a week-long statewide, limited curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The overriding question as violent demonstrations, arson and looting arise with contrived spontaneity in Arizona, states across the country and have now erupted in our nation’s capitol, is who is organizing them? The obvious intent is to destabilize our social structure, coupled with respect for authority and law, which bind our enviable, constitutionally-based society.

The disingenuous headline in Sunday’s edition of the radically-left local newspaper was, “Anger and Anguish.” The question of whose anguish and anger is made all too clear with the accompanying front page article, headlined, “Ariz. governor’s remarks focus on ‘rule of law’ not community pain.” 

It begins by disparaging Republican governors “across the country,” while specifically targeting Republican Gov. Ducey for being forcefully outspoken in his denunciation of criminality committed by what the newspaper terms “marginalized persons.”  The full quote from a Tucson-based ‘Black Lives Matter’ advocate is, “I think the governor has always made it clear that he values law and order over the everyday person, specifically marginalized people — “black people, incarcerated people,” she stated.

The rest of us can only hope so.


Minneapolis erupts in savagery following officer brutality

May 29, 2020

Organized protests have now spread across the U.S. from New York to California and are creating chaos in Phoenix

Following the needless death of George Floyd, accused in Minneapolis of passing counterfeit money, who died when a responding officer held him down with a knee to his neck, violence erupted. The officer, since fired along with four others, is white. Floyd was black.

As if on cue, those in the neighborhood took to the streets, torching buildings, burning cars and looting stores. Videos showed a new way of honoring Floyd, as vandals took hammers to smash open the cash registers in a local Target store after they stole the merchandise.

The police were told to stand down for their own safety, despite the fact that their job entails protecting the safety of the citizens they are hired to serve.

This oddly worded Emergency Executive Order, issued by far left Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, who activated the National Guard to provide safety and security to the people of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding communities. It took him until the fourth paragraph to address the riots and widespread criminality.

A former Congressman, Gov. Walz, ran as a member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party — the same party which radical anti-American and anti-Semitic U.S. Rep. Ihan Omer won election in Minnesota. Walz is a former teacher enamored with communist China, where he once taught. He and his wife ran Educational Travel Adventures, dedicated to accompanying high school juniors and seniors on summer educational trips to China.

Expect nothing of substance from him.


AZ Republic elevates US Rep. Andy Biggs to US Senate

May 27, 2020

Those inattentive folks at the seriously failing Arizona Republic newspaper, have problems that far surpass the Hillary-endorsing newspaper’s out-of-step leftist bent. As a case in point, Tuesday‘s hard-copy edition ran an opinion piece that was an attention grabber.

Topping a rational “Your Turn” column was this headline, “The US can’t afford to stay closed.” The co-authors are identified under their photos as, “Sens. Rand Paul and Andy Biggs.”

Make no mistake. Conservative Andy Biggs is definitely someone we’d be happy to see in the U.S. Senate. However, the former Arizona State Senate president is currently serving his second term representing Arizona’s Congressional District 5 residents in the U.S. House of Representatives. That fact obviously missed the attention of the careless hacks still employed at the newspaper in the wake of mass layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs.

Blithely undisturbed by the daily’s daily flubs, exemplified by this monumental list of Corrections and Clarifications, is the inanely grinning executive editor Greg Burton — except when comparing his remaining staff tocrackpots and criminals.” He puts on a happy face to thank the dwindling number of readers overpaying for being fed leftist slop as he prizes newsroom diversity above factual reporting while promising more of the same to subscribers.

What an inducement!


JD: A bright break from the quarantine Tues. 7- 9am

May 25, 2020

JD Hayworth will be guest hosting on conservative talk radio WBT Charlotte, North Carolina — tomorrow (Tuesday) from 7- 9 am, AZ Time. Listen Live.


Fake news takes a sentimental journey

May 24, 2020

President Trump often cites valid reasons to refer to the media as fake. It has grotesquely mischaracterized him since the previously non–political businessman first entered the political arena — formally announcing his candidacy on June 16, 2015, with a campaign rally and speech at Trump Tower in New York City.

Rallies launched him with Americans as nothing else could. His initial Phoenix one held July 14, 2015, energized Arizonans much to the dismay of the radically left Arizona Republic, which later endorsed scandal-plagued Hillary. Trump filled large venues in both Las Vegas and Phoenix on that same day, with lines snaking around downtown blocks in the scorching heat to gain access to the Phoenix Convention Center, where he was met with rousing cheers, which continued to punctuate his speech. Trump was joined on stage by crowd pleasing Sheriff Joe Arpaio, further inflaming the editorialists. The terrified newspaper, sensing the coming conservative revolution, coarsely dismissed the ticket carrying crowd of 5,000 as a “preposterous guesstimate” of “angry white people,”  “ripe for demagoguery.” Trump’s message was mocked as “obnoxious caterwauling.”

Despite the fake news’ continuing attempts to marginalize him, Donald Trump not only won, but swept the country. Under his guidance as president, we have enjoyed the strongest economy and historically lowest unemployment, until the Wuhan Coronavirus global pandemic turned the worldwide financial system on its head. He has successfully nominated two conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and filled numerous vacancies on the federal district courts, returning sanity to the judicial system. For his efforts, congressional leftists impeached him, though he was not removed from office, since the senate maintains a GOP majority, albeit slim.

The local newspaper despises our very effective president and is intent on diminishing him. Instead it’s the Arizona Republic that is on life support.

It was interesting, then, that the far-left newspaper recently took a pathetically wistful walk down Memory Lane as its front page was filled with previous Page One headlines nostalgically commemorating its glory days when it was widely read, beginning with its inception as the Arizona Republican,130 years ago. The Viewpoints section was topped with an oversized photo of Eugene and Nina Pulliam, the newspaper’s longtime conservative owners and publishers before it repulsively transmogrified into a radical rag following their deaths. What is preposterous is under their photo is this deceitful headline:

“In 1946, The Republic promised to do good — that vow remains.”

“Doing good” does not entail lying about conservatives and continually promoting political extremists.

Hemorrhaging subscriptions, the desperate, fetidly partisan newspaper is now offering $1 a week special offers, and even at that giveaway price, there are few takers. Venom still oozes from its pages. Today’s edition runs this suicidal topper to a column:

“Why doesn’t McSally love communists; Trump does.”