Housing crisis or selfish lack of common sense?

August 21, 2017

Tale of woe doesn’t generate sympathy

The daily newspaper runs a front page article about ‘the new housing crisis,’ headlined, “A family’s plight: An income that’s $200 too much for housing help.” If you‘re in the mood for a tear-jerker, you couldn’t ask for more than this news article that reads like a paperback novel. It continues on two jump pages, complete with a photo showing the tattooed dad tenderly kissing his young son‘s head. Midway through, be forewarned, your patience will wear thin.

The account of a family’s travails begins with these words:

The kitchen light was already on as Kevin Scarbrough rose for another day of empty promises. He poured a mug of strong coffee and slipped a cellphone into the pocket of his jeans, turning up the volume in case a call came from the hospital or the housing authority.

“Where are you going?” his 4-year-old son Anthony asked. A catheter dangled from his leg, running to a kidney that failed before he was born and set in motion his family’s spiral into the shelter.

“I’m going to smoke,” replied Kevin, 41, and he stepped into the mid-morning sun. He stood in the gravel as he did each day and lit a cigarette, staring out into the concrete emptiness of UMOM New Day Center in east Phoenix. It had been the same view for almost a year, after the Scarbroughs were swallowed by an affordable-housing crisis the federal government was calling a national problem.

Ultimately, the sick little boy received a much-needed kidney transplant. The mother cut back her work hours to qualify for public assistance and the family of five was able to move into a subsidized apartment.

A “shrunken paycheck” would arrive at the end of the week, and they needed basics like towels, sheets and pillows. But according to the newspaper account, unemployed Kevin had the first $140 earmarked.

“He already had tattoos of his children’s names and the New York Knicks logo, and now had another in mind, the heart-in-hand logo of Phoenix Children’s Hospital with Anthony’s name arching above it.” The Dad with no job and on food stamps that never last the entire month “wanted to be a walking billboard for the hospital that saved his son.”

Know this: With a jobless father who puts cigarettes and tattoos before the basic needs of his family, dire circumstances will remain the norm for the Scarbrough family. This saga is a poor example of a national housing crisis. It only reflects the flawed mindset of a self-centered fool who is able to father children.


Toppling monuments: Analyzing the radical leftist’s demands

August 20, 2017

This past week has provided most of us with too much political lunacy to digest. Wide-scale death and injury perpetrated by Islamic jihadists in Spain and Finland, North Korea, led by a madman is threatening a “merciless (nuclear) strike,” and here at home riots and bizarre demands made by the undereducated who are not only toppling historical Civil War monuments but now want to obliterate references to our nation’s founders — Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Madison and others who owned slaves. Today we all agree the practice, then legal, was reprehensible. It is a stain on our past, but one we brought to an end.

In a testament to the pathetic state of  American education with leftist union teachers falling down on the job of educating the students in their charge, a statue of President Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president and the man famed for emancipating slaves, was defaced and then burned. Rampaging liberals, intent on destruction, lack the facts to discern that it was Republicans such as Lincoln who emerged victorious in the brutal Civil War that put an end to slavery. Democrats fought to defend it.

The word “racist” is hurled with impunity. “Hate speech” — speech the left disagrees with — has become an unpardonable sin, no longer worthy of First Amendment protection. Universities, which should be the bastions encouraging and protecting free expression, shut down or disinvite speakers with whom their liberal students disagree. 

Our president is arriving in Phoenix for a rally on Tuesday, and two far left Democrat Arizona Congressmen will be acting as ring leaders ginning up an unruly mob to gain national attention, since they’ve accomplished  nothing worthy of note.

Matthew Vadum, writing for FrontPage mag provides a thought-provoking piece, Sharpton targets the Jefferson Memorial, which we highly recommend.


AZ Republic gives instructions for Trump rally…to protesters

August 19, 2017

Under the guise of providing tips to those attending President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally, the Trump-haters at the Arizona Republic newspaper use the report to dispense more than advice to wear comfortable shoes, bring snacks and water. Another reminder: “Don’t bring a gun.

In a less than benign article cunningly titled, “How to attend (or protest at) President Trump’s Phoenix rally Tuesday” the emphasis is definitely on the protest aspect. Many supporters of the president have attended his previous packed house events, and are aware the lines are long, the wait is tiresome, and August weather in Phoenix is….well, August weather in Phoenix. During Donald Trump’s campaign, the same venue was used. There was a small group of political opponents kept in an area across the street, and who amounted to a wart on the Republican’s backside.

Clearly that is not what the newspaper is angling for this time.

The Hillary-endorsing, failing newspaper is not being civically responsible in directing anti-Trump attendees. It is laying the groundwork for disruption that provide the negative headlines it hopes will sell newspapers.

After recommending “How to get inside the rally,” among the “tips” it provides is to have “an exit plan.” Readers are advised to ”coordinate with whoever is attending with you on where/when to meet up in case your phones die, cell service cuts out, or there is an emergency.”

Other helpful hints include a “List of unofficial events outside the rally.” Follow that through to its logical conclusion.

The following question and answer posed and answered by the Arizona Republic is the crème de la crème of the incendiary anti-Trump article:

Q: Will registering for a ticket and not showing up leave an empty space?

A: No. Many protesters have registered for tickets but plan on not showing up in hopes of leaving President Trump talking to an empty room. This will not work, as seating is first-come, first-served, and there will be a mass of supporters waiting to get in. The only way Phoenix Convention Center will be empty is if no one shows up at all.

Saturday’s edition features the Phoenix Police Chief reassuring attendees the city is “well prepared” with maximum staffing, noting Phoenix’ partnership with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.

This, for a visit from the President of the United States?

The same newspaper — advocating against a presidential pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio — employs professional Hispanic editorialist Elvia Diaz, who has written a commentary with this enchanting title: “Send Joe Arpaio to prison. Being old is no excuse.”It begins with these words:

“Some of you want me to feel sorry for Joe Arpaio because he’s old  and can’t do any harm since he’s no longer sheriff. My answer? Hell no.

I want the 85-year-old former sheriff to go through the same hell that he forced Latinos to live, the same agony and torture of an uncertain future.

Where is my compassion for a senior citizen, who’s frail? Why keep kicking him when he’s already down? I have the same compassion he did….”

Remember, Diaz is talking about illegal alien invaders.


Right-thinking Arizonans who are also insomniacs are in luck

August 16, 2017

JD Hayworth will appear on “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning at 3:15 am ( AZ Time) on the Fox News Channel.

Hayworth was invited to talk about President Trump’s upcoming visit to Phoenix — and the President’s “relationship” with Arizona’s two U.S. Senators.

Of course, you can watch JD every weekday morning from 7-9 am, (AZ Time) on Newsmax TV…Ch. 349 (DirecTV). You can also watch on your computer at www.newsmaxtv.com


Trump-hating media unable to influence voters

August 16, 2017

Arizona senate hopefuls should pay attention to Alabama

If the mainstream media was all you depended on for news about Donald Trump, you’d be of the opinion that the President of the United States was an incompetent bumbler, who mistakenly stumbled into the Oval Office and can’t find the exit.

The liberal hatred for the man who swept to victory on Nov. 7, 2016, is visceral and unrelenting. But those who count — Americans of every stripe who put him comfortably across the finish line — remain firmly in his camp, which galls the Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton worshipers and their like-thinking media gaggle. Ultimately even the unabashedly left-wing Washington Post was forced to admit,Donald Trump just blew up the electoral map.”

The latest confirmation of President Trump’s influence is evident in the contentious special election senate race in Alabama, where Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Luther Strange and former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore have advanced to a runoff election in Alabama’s Republican Sept. 26 primary. The seat was previously held by former Sen. Jeff Sessions who joined the Trump administration as U.S. Attorney General. Strange was appointed to fill the senate vacancy in February by former Gov. Robert Bentley. If you think Arizona politics is convoluted, try this on for size: Strange, then Alabama’s Attorney General was investigating Bentley for allegedly using state money to cover up a sex scandal. Bentley resigned the governorship in April.

“I predict President Trump’s endorsement will be incredibly important because people want his agenda passed,” Strange said after the polls opened. “I want his agenda passed. He has given me his endorsement and full support. I think that will make a difference today.”

In a strange alignment backing Strange, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is also supporting the senator. The Senate Leadership Fund, a major PAC with ties to McConnell, has pledged to spend up to $8 million to get Strange across the finish line. Politico reports the PAC, which has spent $3.5 million on the race as of late July, focused its attacks on U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks for comments he made criticizing Trump during the 2016 presidential primaries. An early Ted Cruz backer, Mo Brooks later supported Trump’s campaign, but his opportunist status didn‘t help him reach 20%.

The anti-Trump brigade at CNN foolishly headlined its wishful -thinking report, “A Donald Trump-endorsed candidate just might lose in Alabama today.”  Despite high hopes for a Trump humiliation, that didn’t happen. CNNers apparently forgot that Donald Trump won Alabama by more than 27 points in 2016.

Yet to come is a Sept. 25 runoff election followed by a Dec. 12 general election.

There is an important lesson for Arizona GOP Senate 2018 hopefuls or a Democrat counting on crossover votes. They would be wise to focus on this race. It appears the road to the Senate is paved by Donald Trump. McCain-led, amnesty supporter and incompetent incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake who was recently chastised by RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, will be running for reelection after loudly proclaiming his refused to endorse GOP nominee Trump and declaring neither he nor anyone in his family would vote for him for President. 

Dr. Kelli Ward supports the president. To know exactly where she stands, check out her strongly heldprinciples.”


AZ Republic: All the news you need to know

August 14, 2017

Five sentences, 100 words say nothing

The tragedy of a man’s murder aside, what exactly was the point of this lack-of-news item in the Arizona Republic headlined “Man dead in apparent Phoenix homicide”?  The man in question “apparently” suffered a fatal gunshot wound in the “apparent” homicide. Additional details were “not immediately” available. It was also  “not immediately” clear whether anyone has been arrested. The victim’s name was not released.

A man was fatally shot Saturday morning in what the Phoenix Police Department is calling a homicide. 

Police responded at about 5 a.m. to the 10100 block of West Cordes Road to investigate the death of an adult male, who apparently suffered a fatal gunshot wound inside the home.

Investigators questioned residents throughout the morning Saturday, but additional details were not immediately available. 

It was not immediately clear whether anyone has been arrested in the shooting. Police have also not released the name of the victim.

Republic reporter Jason Pohl refers to himself as a public safety journalist, and lists breakfast among his interests. He “apparently” needs another bowl of Wheaties.


Deploring Charlottesville’s violence gets selective coverage

August 13, 2017

A rally originally planned to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville, Virginia to remove a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, turned violent and deadly Saturday as a car driven by James Alex Fields Jr, 20, intentionally plowed into the crowd of counter protestors, injuring dozens and killing a woman crossing the street. Terrorist Fields, an Ohio resident, has been charged with murder. Two officers were killed in a police helicopter crash.

 Torch-bearing protestors, estimated at an alarming 6,000, began assembling Friday night in Emancipation Park formerly known as Lee Park. Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia has a population under 50,000 residents.

Reports of the deplorable violence identify the protesters as white supremacists, neo-Nazis, members of the Ku Klux Klan and the “alt-right” — a fairly recent construct that no one seems to be able to pinpoint, but clearly — and unfairly — targets conservatives. 

How is that conclusion reached?

The Daily Mail concludes, “The extreme right hopes to have a stronger showing thanks to the presence of various leaders of the ‘alt-right’ movement that has been emboldened by Trump’s ascent to the White House.” Another from the U.K. headlines, “Donald Trump condemns violence at ‘far-right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying ‘we all must be united’“  

Although both President Trump and First Lady Melania, issued messages of condolences and condemned “the hatred, bigotry and violence,‘ he was criticized for not responding quickly enough and using the wrong words. Politico went so far as to accuse him of specifically “failing to condemn white supremacists.” Sunday morning, when Ivanka Trump tweeted “There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis,“ the left’s obsessive hatred of her father fueled the replies. Hate monger Keith Olbermann, now reduced to a twice weekly YouTube show called “The Resistance,” displayed his vile contempt for the president with this very tasteful tweet.

The  Arizona Republic, working feverishly to buff up the bottom dragging image Jeff Flake has created for himself, thought Flake’s tweeted condemnation of the riot’s white supremacy was worthy of a stand alone Sunday edition news article.

And so it goes.