Democrats rival Houdini as documents disappear

January 23, 2018

Democrats have a wily propensity for “losing” important documents, especially when they could reveal their nefarious involvement in matters they prefer to conceal. We saw this phenomena occur when Hillary Clinton mysteriously lost the billing records linking her and her Arkansas law firm to the notorious Whitewater scandal, a shady real estate venture. When they were mysteriously located in the White House family quarters two years later, the FBI found her fingerprints and those of her old friend and Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster among those discovered on the records. Foster committed suicide in the midst of the unraveling scandal

The latest gambit involves missing text messages — thousands of them — between Peter Strzok and his girlfriend Lisa Page, both married FBI officials and dedicated Hillary partisans during the 2016 election.

It’s clear former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch knew well in advance of FBI Director James Comey’s press conference that he would not recommend charging Hillary Clinton for her misuse of her email server putting classified information at risk while Secretary of State.

The revelation was included in the text messages exchanged between Strzok and  Page, and  significantly diminishes the credibility of Lynch’s earlier commitment to accept Comey’s recommendation — a assurance she made while pushing the charade that the two were not coordinating with each other.

The deceit at the highest levels is mind-boggling. Comey and Lynch reportedly knew that Clinton would never face charges even before the FBI conducted its three-hour interview with Clinton, which was supposedly intended to gather more information into her mishandling of classified information.

When Bill Clinton just happened to run into Loretta Lynch — each on private jets — on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International in Aug. 2017, they claimed they spent time chatting about his golf game and their grandchildren.

Believe that and the slippery duo has got a bridge or two to sell you.

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Putting the Hurt on Jeff the Flake

January 20, 2018

From time to time, we post a selection we think is worthy of being featured as “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter.”

As the failing Arizona Republic newspaper features “celebrity birthdays” and a “fish with human-like teeth” among its “top stories,” count on the fact that SRAZ won’t insult your intelligence.

Take a couple of minutes to read,The Nuclear Option: Jeff Flake Is Stupid Fake News,” by Charles Hurt and posted on Breitbart. You’ll be glad you did.


MLK Day icon Calvin Goode isn’t so iconic

January 16, 2018

Double standard exists: Calvin Goode made a mockery of MLK’s words when attempting to defeat a “white” woman based solely on her race

Reporting on Martin Luther King Day observances, the Arizona Republic gave front page coverage to notable black community activists and the winner of the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement Award.

What is omitted in the coverage is Goode’s own not so subtle bigotry. As we noted back in 2013, Goode threw the inspirationalI have a Dream” sentiments of Martin Luther King to the wind as he vigorously opposed a fellow Democrat woman running for a city council seat based solely on….her race. Take a couple of minutes to read Calvin Goode: Former councilman proposes racial gerrymandering, which includes his confounding letter to the newspaper’s editor explaining why “white” Kate Gallego should not be elected to the District 8 Council seat.

 Goode, who served on the Phoenix City Council for over two decades, elected by people of all races, shamefully opposed Kate Gallego not on the content of her character, but on the color of her skin — turning Martin Luther King‘s words on their ear. Regardless of Goode’s embarrassing protestations against her, she was elected. As an update, we note that in the intervening years her marriage to Ruben Gallego abruptly ended before the birth of their child.  Ruben Gallego is now the far-left, Trump-bashing congressman representing AZ CD 7.

This post, Council candidate Kate Gallego subject of incendiary race baiting, relates the vicious verbal abuse aimed her way by disreputable anti-white bigot Jarrett Maupin, II, a one-time Al Sharpton protégé. It exposes the appalling silence of the duplicitous Arizona Republic when she was called “white sham candidate in brown face,” “an interloping political puppet,” (albeit with a degree from Harvard and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania) and “a white political patsy.”  He also referred to her as “a power-hungry white…who not is openly campaigning as white. Liberal Kate Gallego apparently has learned nothing from the racial political grinder she was put through. She is now a declared candidate for Mayor of Phoenix, and an open apologist for illegals, who she says, “benefit our city” by making it more “diverse.”

As we stated in 2013, “Seeing Red AZ is a politically conservative site, not in the business of giving aid and comfort to leftist Dems such as Kate Gallego.  However, the vicious assaults on this woman are reprehensible, and standing by in silence would be condoning this despicable behavior. We would be remiss not acknowledging that fact, regardless of race or party affiliation.”

Prejudice can flow in both directions and is equally abhorrent regardless of its origins. Oddly, the newspaper refuses to acknowledge this truth. And deserving recipients are gifted with a Lifetime Achievement Award named in honor of bigoted Calvin Goode. 


Fake McFlake tries to paint Pres. Trump as Stalin

January 15, 2018

Lame duck Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is reminiscent of a spoiled brat, demanding attention and wiling to do and say anything to be noticed.

Appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” he was back to throwing puerile tantrums, the more outrageous, the better — or so he thinks. During this interview with host George Stephanopoulos, Flake compared President Trump to murderous Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. This contemptible misinterpretation of history is Flake’s response to Trump fittingly calling out deceptive news outlets as dishonest and purveyors of “fake news.”

Taking his spew to left-wing outlets where he is sure to be given the attention he craves, Flake couldn’t have picked a more responsive program than one helmed by Bill Clinton’s former senior adviser and communications director. Ethically challenged Stephanopoulos neglected to disclose a $75,000 donation to Bill and Hill’s “pay to play” Clinton Foundation, even as he reported on both the former president and his Democrat presidential candidate wife, Hillary. 

Flake, who is “retiring” due to his acknowledged inability to win reelection, shows himself to be an even bigger fool than his reputation implies.

“When you reflexively refer to the press as the enemy of the people or fake news, that has real damage. It has real damage to our standing in the world,” Flake said. “And I noted how bad it is for a president to take what was popularized by Joseph Stalin, the enemy of the people, to refer to the press.”

The preposterous comparison exemplifies Jeff Fake’s historical illiteracy. During a single month in the midst of World War II, ruthless tyrant Stalin, fearing some of his military officers might challenge his absolute authority, ordered the execution of 30,000 Russian military men, or half of his own army and navy staff. An estimated 5 million Russian peasants died of famine after being forced off their land.

Flake, who loudly proclaimed his refusal to vote for the Republican nominee who was victorious over 16 other GOP primary challengers, followed his mentor Arizona’s senior senator  (ASS) John McCain, and ultimately supported scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton.

Flake’s latest anti-Republican gambit in denouncing President Trump is making the Stalin comparison for his “unrelenting daily assault on the constitutionally-protected free press.” The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe has excerpts of Flake’s rant which he has already released to some anti-Trump outlets, and is expected to deliver on Wednesday. Let‘s hope his theatrics  are delivered to a senate chamber devoid of Republicans.

Fake Jeff Flake prefers the Communist dictators Raul and Fidel Castro to our duly elected American President Donald Trump. Flake even traveled to repressive Cuba with his buddy Barack Obama to reestablish ties with the corrupt regime.


Decoding the deceptive language of AZ Republicese

January 8, 2018

Sunday’s edition of the Arizona Republic showcases some sterling examples of liberal skew. In a featured article under ‘Arizona Politics,’ McCain and Flake’s reliably sycophantic assigned reporter Dan Nowicki is back to marginalizing Dr. Kelli Ward, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Jeff Flake. He’s departing due to bottom dragging polling numbers after repeatedly deprecating candidate, and now president, Donald Trump. In the end, he was left with no other face-saving option other than retirement from his.$174,000 (plus benefits) job.

Playing his job security role of political assassin, Nowicki tries and fails miserably linking Kelli Ward, a physician and two term state senator, to unsavory characters across the country. Magicians call this trick “misdirection.”

How best to take down the accomplished woman who would bring conservative stature to Arizona’s senatorial delegation? Nowicki missed the mark by referring to her as a “border security hawk.” Keeping our sovereign border secure is a plus, not a minus to the grassroots Republican base that elected Donald Trump President of the United States.

In the same edition of the newspaper was this peculiar headline: ‘Migrant convicted of murder arrested.’  No, it wasn’t a murderous swallow migrating the 6,000 miles to Capistrano, California from Goya, Argentina. It was an illegal Guatemalan previously convicted of murder in 2005, who served a ridiculously light sentence of four years in prison and was deported. He was caught reentering the U.S. via Southern Arizona.

In its press release headline, U.S. Customs and Border Protection correctly refers to the murderer as an illegal alien. The newspaper adheres to the liberal guidelines in the AP Stylebook, which abhors the words. “illegal” and “alien,“ especially when they abut one another.

The Republic cites a suspicious poll that says the vast majority of Arizonans don’t support construction of at border wall. North American Research Partnership is hardly unbiased. Additionally fomenting the positions it does is a money maker.

Missing from the newspaper’s coverage is the deadly gun battle on the outskirts of the Mexican seaside city of Acapulco that left 11 dead Sunday.  Acapulco is Mexico’s murder capital, the center of opium poppy production. War-like violence has been fed by turf wars over the distribution of street drugs such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

The former resort city was one of Mexico’s most famous, and for decades served as a playground for the rich and famous. In recent years, however, Acapulco has been overtaken by vicious gang warfare and is now ranked one of the most murderous cities in the world.

The U.S. Department of State has issued this all-encompassing, dire warning for travelers to Mexico. But Mexico remains the Arizona Republic‘s widely touted business partner we should be cultivating to better ourselves. These corrupt, unskilled and uneducated foreign nationals, enmeshed in murderous drug wars and lawlessness are those we should welcome and provide benefits and amnesty?  Something is definitely wrong with this picture.


Is Romney the new McCain?

January 7, 2018

We thought Halloween was over until reading the frightful column by Dave Catanese in US News & World Report. Still, we urge you to read it in its entirety. Knowledge is power.

Arizonans are keenly aware McCain’s time in the senate is coming to an end. And with his doppleganger Flake opting not to run due to abysmal polling numbers, ‘hope springing eternal’ suddenly becomes more than a hackneyed phrase.

Then we read this:

“As he’s expressed his desire to join the U.S. Senate, Mitt Romney has privately revealed that a driving purpose of his service would be to emulate a former rival and fellow foiled Republican presidential nominee: Sen. John McCain.

“There’s got to be somebody who can stand up to the president,” Romney told members of the Utah congressional delegation in recent weeks, according to a person with knowledge of his comments. “Who’s going to stand up to Trump?”

What a shame that creating havoc for the duly elected President of the United States — especially one of your own party, who won in a stunning upset — is the reason any person of integrity would run for the U.S. Senate.

In Romney’s case, the key word is “integrity.”  It’s doubtful the McCain and Flake admirer possess any. He’s the delusional insult hurler who called Republican candidate Donald Trump a “phony and a fraud” and then came on bended knee imploring President Trump for the secretary of state appointment.

Is this what McCain admirer Romney aspires to emulate?


Echo chamber hack Montini squawks at bigger Biggs

January 3, 2018

It would be easy to imagine Arizona Republic columnist E.J. Montini is not a man awash in friends.  He’s acerbic, haughty and an unrepentant liberal, appearing to revel in his role as echo chamber for the left wing newspaper.

Being in a rut is his way of life.

According to an article written about him in 2011 as he zoned in on 25 years on the job he’s been working at since coming to Arizona in 1979, he’s been cranking out three columns a week for most of what is now nearly four decades. There’s no way to describe his career other than putting a face on tedium. Which is why he falls far short in attempting to skewer Congressman Andy Biggs.

Leftie Montini is paid to decimate his betters — or in this case, Biggers

A recent column was bizarrely headlined, “Biggs should probably shut up about Mueller ASAP.” Biggs is Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs, a man of integrity and actual accomplishment. He served in the Arizona Legislature for 14 years –– the last four as Arizona Senate President. A retired attorney, he’s been licensed to practice law in three states. His bachelor’s degree is in Asian Studies. He earned a Master’s degree in political science. He’s been awarded many honors including “Champion of the Taxpayer” from Americans for Prosperity for his cumulative service in the Arizona legislature, and has been honored numerous times by the Goldwater Institute as a “Friend of Liberty.” He’s a married father of 6 and grandfather of four.

So what’s the problem with this highly regarded public servant? If you guessed his conservative politics, you’ve been paying attention.

Montini is distressed that U.S. Rep. Biggs has correctly called for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to recuse himself from the Department of Justice Russian investigation. He first did so in this June 23, 2017 press release. He recently made his case against the Witch Hunt on Fox News, and authored this Dec. 26, commentary printed in USA Today, — a Gannett-owned insert intended to add heft to its anemic cousin, the Arizona Republic.

 The 2011 article noting Montini’s then-25 years doing The Republic’s bidding, contains these intriguing words:

For Montini, arrogance has always been the most infuriating of the human frailties.

“We have a lot of it in political terms,” Montini said. “We have people who choose to impose their arrogance on other people out of some moral high ground that doesn’t really exist.”

Speaking of Phoenix, he states, “We are still in our adolescence, Kind of loopy, kind of crazy. And we do some really stupid things. The same kind of things that I think you look at as a kid who is an adolescent and trying to figure things out.”

“We act impulsively; We act on the wrong information. We get all caught up in emotional things and don’t think things through. We do all of that stuff. It is what makes us charming. It is what makes us endearing. It is what also makes us, sometimes, really bone-headed.”

Except for the “endearing and charming” parts, it sounds as though Montini was describing himself.