Joe Biden, U.S. Commander-in-Chief, “should be court martialed”

August 23, 2021

Today we take our readers to the Heritage Foundation to read, “Joe Biden Has Been a Monumental Disaster.” It’s a bit of a circuitous ride, since this commentary originally appeared in the U.K.’s The Telegraph (which requires a subscription.).

Joe Biden is rightfully getting whacked by our stunned allies as well as Americans who are appalled by the horrific visuals we have seen accompanying his botched withdrawal and stunning defeat in Afghanistan. The terror is real. Parents, trapped in massive crowds at the airport, surrounded by multiple circles deep of armed Taliban militants, and lacking a clear pathway forward, are desperately throwing their own infants and young children over barbed wire topped barricades to strangers in hopes of saving their lives. People have been trampled to death at the airport.

And in true Biden fashion, before taking off for his weekend retreat, he was quick to place the blame on everyone and everywhere except on his own feeble shoulders. Former President Donald Trump is always a convenient Biden go-to worthy of blame. 

Colonel Richard Kemp, the former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, spoke forthrightly when he stated on ‘Life, Liberty & Levin’ Sunday evening that “Biden has surrendered to the Taliban.” He went on to say, “In my opinion America is the greatest country in the world, but it is about to go into deep decline. I don’t say this lightly and I’ve never said it about anybody else – any other leader in this position.”

“People have been talking about impeaching President Biden,” Kemp told Levin. “I don’t believe President Biden should be impeached. He’s the commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces who’s just essentially surrendered to the Taliban. He shouldn’t be impeached. He should be court-martialed for betraying the United States of America and the United States armed forces.”

Col. Kemp added, “I would encourage the people of the United States to turn this situation around.” In other words, viewing the current calamitous situation, the former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan is encouraging Americans to elect Republicans.  

Biden’s statements and actions of the past week show a disengaged, befuddled president who doesn’t care about Americans or their allies in Afghanistan. He is also emboldening the Communist Chinese who have been eyeing a takeover of Taiwan, and now view us as not standing up for freedom loving democracies.

Unsurprisingly, Biden’s poll numbers have continued to plummet.

Who’s in charge? Most voters don’t think it’s Biden

August 21, 2021

Buyers’ remorse reaches new high after Afghanistan debacle

According to the most recent daily Rasmussen national presidential tracking survey, a majority of voters don’t think President Joe Biden is mentally and physically capable of doing his job, and suspect the White House is actually being run by others. Only 39% of U.S. voters believe he is actually doing the job of president.

Most voters would not vote to reelect President Joe Biden, and a significant number who voted for him in 2020 now regret their choice. This August 18, 2021 survey reveals that if the next presidential election were held today, only 37% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for Biden. Forty-three percent (43%) would vote for former President Donald Trump, and 14% say they would vote for some other candidate.

Vice President Kamala Harris fares no better. This August 19, 2021 survey finds that only 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think Harris is qualified to assume the duties of the presidency. That’s down from April, when 49% said Harris was qualified to become president.  Now, 55% say Harris is not qualified to assume the duties of the presidency, including 47% who say she is Not At All Qualified.

After claiming that she played a key role in Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal decision, VP Kamala Harris has been mysteriously missing while he’s on vacation.

Count on the Arizona’s leftist failing local newspaper to attempt to give Harris cover, though even it had enough shame to bury it on Page 8: “Harris’ Asia trip carries urgency…stakes high for VP after collapse of Afghanistan.” 

Harris, who has neither experience nor interest in foreign affairs left on Friday to travel to Singapore and Vietnam, ostensibly to assert herself in women’s rights and foreign affairs. Not a word about the Taliban’s brutal mistreatment and routine rape of young girls and women.

Over her head in every area, she actually wants to get as far away from Washington, D.C. as possible.

AZ Republic’s latest farce: “People experiencing homelessness”

August 19, 2021

Phoenix police are characterized as bullies

It’s ironic that the Arizona Republic newspaper which knows first hand about homelessness,* would employ a reporter who focuses solely on homelessness. Jessica Boehm’s job title is, “Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Reporter.”

Her recent article is headlined, “Homeless people say police throw away their belongings.” The three-pager, denigrating police officers, comes complete with three photos. It also gave three words a workout. Homeless people are never described as such. There is a new definition which Boehm uses repeatedly: “People experiencing homelessness.” The attempt is to indicate this is a temporary situation.  For many it is not. In fact, those encamped in tents on vacant city lots habitually refuse to go to shelters which provide beds, toilets, showers, meals and recovery services. Arizona has dozens of them.

What Jessica Boehm conveniently omits is that many of the street people are drug addicts and alcoholics. They don’t want to conform to regulations imposed by the shelters such as segregating men and women.

In many cases, their own families spent years trying to assist the “people experiencing homelessness,” until they could take no more.

Coddling vagrants never works. San Francisco’s homeless problem, exacerbated under democrat Mayor London Breed — who has paid fines for ethics violations while in office — has driven away its once vibrant tourist industry that made it a destination for sightseers, theatergoers, diners and shoppers. Now hotels, stores and fine restaurants have closed due to street bums camping out on downtown sidewalks, accompanied by piles of feces, hypodermic needles and rats. Breed did have time to implement an “Office of equity for transgender and gender nonconforming people.”  The sanctuary city of San Francisco also declared the NRA a domestic terrorist organization.

Jessica Boehm should take a trip to what was once described in song as the “golden city by the bay,” to see the results of what she views so warmly.

* Homeless Vagrant on Borrowed Time

Nat’l poll shows Joe Biden dropping like a rock

August 18, 2021

Rasmussen Reports has been providing presidential approval numbers as a weekday ritual since 2003.  Gallup polling, which  curtailed its surveys in 2017, now withholds its information without a subscription, so we take our readers directly to Rasmussen.

The numbers are not good for feeble democrat, Joe Biden. His recent debacle in Afghanistan has as good as kicked him to the political curb as dangerously ineffectual, and caused his administration to spin both a contrived message and wobble uncontrollably. As death and terror reign following his unexpected troop pullout, Biden was even forced to return from his vacation at Camp David, the presidential retreat, and his mouthpiece Jen Psaki  also had to cut short her week-long getaway to deal with the atrocious aftermath.

Joe Biden is obviously ill-equipped to be president of the United States. His weaknesses are numerous, leading with the massive increase in crime, his dangerous commitment to an open border — worsened during the COVID epidemic — and the failing economy coupled with astronomical indebtedness that will encumber future generations indefinitely.

Biden’s disapproval numbers have outpaced any satisfaction with his performance. He is elderly, unable to function without intense coaxing, has fallen several times and is shocking our allies with his inability to comprehend the dire consequences of his lack of necessary action to save American military and Afghan fighters in harm’s way. He’s given free rein to the murderous Taliban, allowing them to commandeer our military equipment and rampage.

Biden’s most recent (Aug. 18, 2021) Rasmussen approval index of -19 can be seen here. These dismal numbers are despite the concerted efforts of the alphabet networks to give cover to Biden, under-report the facts and hide his lies and gaffes.

Biden voters must be very proud of their choice

August 17, 2021

Yes…this report initially appeared on Sunday, but it is so revealing we’re making it available to our readers who may have missed it.

Kyle Becker, who writes the Becker Report, titled it “Biden Photo at Camp David Raises Red Flags as Questions Swirl About President’s Whereabouts.” The accompanying photographs are shocking. 

Clocks are wrong and Biden wears two different outfits.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki suddenly announced on Sunday night that she would be taking the entire week off.

Becker writes, “No one knows quite for certain what is going on in Afghanistan, or in the White House, for that matter. But as a near 20-year war comes to a disastrous close, the Biden White House is in full retreat, and no one is brave enough to give Americans any direct answers.”

As Afghanistan crumbled on Sunday, the American people had one question on their minds: ‘Where is the president?’ Joe Biden had taken off on vacation days ago to his Camp David “retreat” (as CNN called it) and was nowhere to be found.

Kabul fell and the presidential palace was overrun. Afghanis were executed in the streets. Interpreters sought desperately to flee from Kabul International Airport. The Taliban declared the two-decades-long war “over.”

But the word came on Sunday afternoon that Biden would not be giving an address to the American people. A single photo was tweeted from the White House account with a picture of Biden being “briefed.”

Those dwindling numbers who still read the leftist, failing Arizona Republic were greeted with an absurd headline this morning: “Biden confident in troop withdrawal.” The sub-header reads, “Says Afghan government collapse was faster than foreseen.”

Even the Associated Press, topped today’s report, “Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed so quickly and completely — in some cases without a shot fired — that the ultimate beneficiary of the American investment turned out to be the Taliban. They grabbed not only political power but also U.S.-supplied firepower — guns, ammunition, helicopters and more.”

Yes. Joe Biden is in over his head. But he will be responsible for bringing America to its lowest point in our 245 year history, while bankrupting us with social programs and opening our southern border to all comers, including criminals — worsened during a deadly pandemic.

AZ TV-3 puts wokeness on display with “products of conception”

August 13, 2021

Although Phoenix’ TV 3 News goes by the warm identifier, “Arizona’s Family,” it appears to have forgotten what the term “family” signifies.

A recent news report carried this bizarre headline: “Police find products of conception in Mesa park.”

“Products of conception”? No doubt they are referring to a life that was snuffed out. A pre-born human baby. The report noted that “officers responded to Ranch West Park for a report of an unknown presence in a bag in the park. When officers arrived on the scene, they found tissues that developed from a pregnancy.”

Tissues that developed from a pregnancy?  See them here in the first weeks. A baby’s heartbeat can be detected as early as 16 days after conception, before a mother even realizes she is pregnant.

The casual disregard for the sanctity of human life was launched by the notorious Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court 7-2 decision, which inexplicably found the previously unheard of “right to privacy” in the U.S. Constitution. Prior to his appointment to the court, Justice William Rehnquist practiced law in Phoenix. He was later appointed Chief Justice by Pres. Ronald Reagan and confirmed by this 65-33 vote). On Jan. 22, 1973, Justice Rehnquist wrote the dissenting opinion in the ruling legalizing abortion. He was joined by Justice Byron White. The rest of the nine men supported pre-birth infanticide.

The language of  “Wokespeak” is defined here by Prof. Victor Davis Hanson, Ph.D, who makes us all smarter…though few of us will ever attain the pinnacle upon which he stands. It should be required reading for the folks at the local news station who so facilely manipulate the English language.

AZ Newspaper concerned criminals don’t look their best in mug shots

August 9, 2021

AZ Republic absurdly cozies up to criminals

This July 13, 2021 post, “Associated Press gives official pass to criminals,” exposed the lengths to which the leftist media will go to conceal facts from the public.

SRAZ first exposed the AP’s fixation on altering information to fit its leftwing bias in 2013, in “Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press.” It’s only gotten worse in the intervening years.

Fast forward to August 8, 2021. Sunday’s edition of the far-left Arizona Republic mirrors a lockstep approach with Associated Press as evidenced by this headlined report, “Our crime coverage is changing.”

Among the article’s absurdities is the assertion that mug shots will be rare. The rationale according to the newspaper is that “mug shots portray people in the worst light, on a traumatic day and can feed stereotypes about communities of color and the mental illness community.” The meritless claim is that police shootings rarely lead to discipline against officers and takes on “how power is wielded.” The newspaper also claims that mug shots are released to “showcase a police departments efforts,” preposterously writing, “That’s not a standard we should or will use to determine news value.”

Of course not. The unworthy police are not treated as well as the criminal perpetrators.

There is a way to address this problem with mug shots of criminals.  Police agencies and county sheriff’s departments should consider reassigning some of their budgets to employ hair stylists, cosmetologists, image and lighting consultants to fix up the thieves, drug criminals, pedophiles and murderers to make the criminals look less like the criminals they are. Those with tattoos on their faces should have the option of having them obscured by a professional makeup artist, since they could be described as indicative of violence, such as below the eye tear drops which depict murders committed. That braggadocio could sway public opinion or, God knows, potential jurors.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone are both leftists. Penzone, who was financed by socialist billionaire George Soros, runs for election. Williams was appointed by City Manager Ed Zuercher, who has recently announced his retirement. Williams’ husband, Cody, a former Phoenix City Councilman and now a reprimanded, though well paid, South Phoenix Justice of the Peace, ran for office as a democrat.

‘Law Enforcement Today’ exposes the Soros connection to Penzone. It’s a must read.

Diversity: Left views it as DNA, never perspective based

August 8, 2021

A recent headline in the failing local newspaper blasted, “Cities on quest for diversity.” The report opened with, “Valley municipalities are beginning to prioritize a diverse workforce to better serve the community.” The inside jump page ran another headline: “Finding solutions to diversify Valley’s municipal workforce.” In all, the article covered four pages.

One of the “experts” stated, “Whatever the strategies undertaken, it must be intentional because government jobs have been historically dominated by white men.” This bizarre contrivance is the radical left’s latest divisive agenda item. In fact, white males are now hindered in their job quests based on their whiteness and maleness.

It should be noted that Arizona has had four female governors, two Republicans and two democrats in recent years. The state legislature has House and Senate members that come from a mélange of ethnic and political backgrounds, including immigrants…many holding leadership positions.

Lorna Lockwood, born in 1903 in the Arizona territory, is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become chief justice of a state Supreme Court serving in that capacity twice. She passed the bar in 1925 and was a state legislator and Superior Court judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court in 1960 — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arizona Governor Raul Castro, born in Mexico, was elected in 1974. A democrat, he resigned midway through his term when he took an ambassadorship to impoverished El Salvador which he must have regarded as a higher calling than being governor.

This chart showing the mayors of America’s 50 largest cities demonstrates voters elected 17 diverse leaders without the contrivances advanced by the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). In all, the breakdown of mayoral political parties is 36 democrats, 11 Republicans, and 3 “Independents” (two elected with state democrat party support). Several are listed as “openly gay,” as if that is a qualification. Politically astute Phoenix Mayor Kate Widland Gallego kept the Hispanic surname of the congressman husband she divorced while pregnant, clearly viewing it as a political asset. Phoenix holds “non-partisan” elections, which are a farce. Kate Gallego is a democrat as are the majority of the council.

The nation’s top crime-ridden cites are led by democrats, as reported by Fred Lucas in The Tennessee Star.

Local Arizona reporter Paulina Pineda exemplifies the newspaper’s recent diversity policy of assigning minorities to cover anything dealing with minorities, as if ethnicity — a factor over which none of us has any control — is a prerequisite to being able to competently report news.

Numbers take precedence, with percentages of specific minorities in various Arizona city governments weighed against the municipalities’ racial makeup.  When the word “community” is used, it never refers to the community as a whole, but only to the prominent ethnicity, further dividing residents. 

Not addressed in the farcical report is whether those seeking employment have credentials to match the top tier city jobs or whether they are even interested in the positions. In the accusatory language of AZ Republicese, all that matters is attaining the illusionary nirvana known as diversity. We gift our readers with the wisdom of Walter E. Williams, Ph.D. (d. Dec.  2020). In 2019, he wrote, “The Demonizing of White Men.” Professor Williams was black.

Biden’s US AG Merrick Garland launches probe into Phx Police

August 6, 2021

In war-declaring bold type that crackles with rage, the radically left-wing local newspaper headlines, FEDS INVESTIGATE PHOENIX POLICE.

The U.S. Department of Justice, headed by leftist Merrick Garland issued a press release titled, “Justice Department Announces Investigation of the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department.”

Included in the announcement are these words, “Department of Justice officials informed Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, PhxPD Chief Jeri Williams, and other City officials of the investigation. As part of this investigation, the Department of Justice will reach out to community groups and members of the public to learn about their experiences with PhxPD.”

Democrat Mayor Kate Gallego responded by “welcoming” the investigation“ rather than standing up for the Phoenix Police, who work tirelessly, putting their lives on the line along with their uniforms each day as they respond to ever-increasing crime in our city. This is her statement, (click to enlarge) unprofessionally released via twitter. Notice her media contact is Jeanine L’Ecuyer, reshuffled after earlier serving as former Gov. Janet Napolitano’s director of communications and later as deputy chief of staff. Napolitano, known as J-No for her rabid wielding of her veto pen, was the worst Arizona governor in memory.

This incendiary statement condemning “police violence” was sent out by Phoenix City District 8 Councilman Carlos Garcia. Born in Mexico, where violent drug cartels are in control, he has worn a black T-shirt that says “End Police Brutality” to council meetings.

It’s worth noting that Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, who called on the FBI to investigate a police shooting last year, is black. Her husband Cody, was formerly a Phoenix City Councilman. He is now a South Phoenix Justice of the Peace, running as a democrat.

TX Gov. Abbott accuses Biden of creating a “public health disaster”

August 4, 2021

President Trump’s border wall construction has been systematically dismantled by cognitively impaired Biden and his incompetent “border czarina,” VP Kamala Harris

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, frustrated by the Biden administration’s unwillingness to control the border, has issued this Executive Order directing the state’s Department of Public Safety to assist with arrests of illegal aliens and to allow state troopers to stop vehicles suspected of transporting them.

The troopers can stop vehicles “upon reasonable suspicion” and can reroute them to their point of origin or impound them if they are found to be carrying illegals.

The Republican governor specifically called out Biden’s failure to enforce the Title 42 Order, combined with his refusal to enforce the immigration laws enacted by Congress, which he declared is having a predictable and potentially catastrophic effect on public health in Texas. Gov. Abbott cites reports detailing that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recently seen a 900% increase in the number of illegal detainees who tested positive for COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley. The Executive Order cites busloads of illegals, an unknown number of whom are infected with COVID-19, being transported to communities across the State of Texas, exposing Texas citizens to the ravages of the highly communicable disease. Infected illegals are also being transported across the entire United States.

Giving precedence to illegals and disregarding the very real threat of infecting even more Americans with COVID-19 and the new Delta variant strain,  Biden’s U. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Justice Department he heads, utilizing NINE U.S. DOJ lawyers, sued to block Gov. Abbott’s transportation order, calling it “dangerous” and “contrary to federal law,” when Abbott refused to rescind it.

Merrick Garland was Barack Obama’s unconfirmed choice for the U.S. Supreme Court. Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republicrat compliantly doing Obama’s bidding, personally escorted him to the offices of other senators soliciting their support for senate confirmation. Fortunately radical leftist Garland was not confirmed, and the aptly named Flake, who carried a meager 18% approval rating in his home state, opted out of running for reelection rather than face an embarrassingly lopsided loss. He then joined Cindy and Mega McCain in endorsing mentally incompetent Joe Biden for president.  

H/T Bill Melugin, FOXLA