AP reconfigures language, tries to control thinking — again

March 26, 2017

In a Friday email to subscribers listing updated entries for its style manual, the Associated Press is urging journalists to avoid making references in news stories that suggest there are only two sexes in the human race. Ken Shepherd reporting for the Washington Times caught this latest attempt to neutralize not only our identities and our language, but also dilute our ability to reason.

Gender is the latest gambit.

The Stylebook issued further guidance for use of pronouns under an entry named “they, them, their.” Those third-person plural pronouns are preferred by some transgender or gender fluid individuals who say they are not comfortable with traditional male or female personal pronouns, Shepherd notes.

“Gender fluid”?

At this point the Stylebook has drawn the line on the use of exotic pronouns: “We do not use other gender-neutral pronouns such as xe or ze.”

Yet.

In April 2013 the news agency asserted that “change is a part of AP Style because the English language is constantly evolving and enriched by new words, phrases and uses.” That announcement dealt with the terminology describing those who have illegally invaded our country, in order to “use the most precise and accurate words so that the meaning is clear to any reader anywhere.” In fact, by skewing words and their definitions, AP did exactly the opposite of their pretentious claim. Seeing Red AZ likened Associated Press’ leftward lurching language machinations to George Orwell’s “1984” Newspeak, the language used by Winston Smith as he toiled at his job rewriting history.

Seeing Red AZ reported in Dec. 2010 that the Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists called on news reporters nationwide to stop using the term “illegal immigrant” in their news coverage.

The Washington Times editorially addressed this attempt at language control by correctly stating altering words “doesn’t change facts.” The Times contended the term “illegal alien” is “highly specific and accurately describes the problem, unlike “undocumented immigrant,” which purposefully removes a stigma that should rightly remain.”

Kudos to the Washington Times, a lone rational voice in the reporting wilderness, for placing truth above political correctness.


Gay porn scandal rocks U.S. military

March 19, 2017

Dishonorable behavior a direct result of the armed forces becoming a place for leftist social experimentation

The USA Today report is labeled, EXCLUSIVE and headlined, ”Gay porn scandal hits military.” Readers are informed that “images on websites show men in uniform engaging in sex acts.” These images “have made their way on to gay porn websites.”

Thank the liberals whose hard-core belief is that anything goes and restrictions of any kind denote bigotry. Few of them have served in the military and lack the understanding of preparedness and the problems associated with interjecting homosexuals into close living and sleeping quarters.

In 1950, President Harry Truman, a retired Amy Major who served in WWI, signed the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which set up discharge rules for homosexual service members.

President Ronald Reagan’s defense directive of 1982 stated “homosexuality is incompatible with military service,” also resulting in discharge. Reagan served in the U.S. Army Air Force attaining the rank of Captain.

By 1992, President Bill Clinton, who used subterfuge to dodge the draft, vowed to lift the ban. The following year, however, he introduced a compromise policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Barack Obama who also never served in the military made full repeal of the law a centerpiece of his 2008 presidential campaign.

By 2010, within days of each other, the U.S. House and Senate voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” ending the ban altogether. Those presidents who wore the military uniform know all too well that social experimentation and feel good politics have no place either in bunks or on the battlefield.

In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, meaning all fifty states must allow such ceremonies, invalidating all previous laws. In celebration, Barack Obama bathed the White House in lights of rainbow hues, symbolizing his unity with those now simply called LGBT.

Along the way, the language changed dramatically as incrementalism crept into the mix, aided in large part by media and Hollywood trendsetters.  Same sex partners now represent “marriage equality.”  Homosexuals have vanished — replaced by “gays” who celebrate their sexuality by holding Pride Parades. The rest of us are merely “straight” and as such, have no exclusive parades, forcing us to join cowboys and bagpipers at the rodeo and St. Patrick‘s Day events. In Phoenix much ado was made of the fact that liberal Mayor Greg Stanton and his then-wife Nicole led the Pride Parade, as the first straight marshals.  

Voicing disapproval of the increasingly aggressive homosexual agenda carries the risk of having the trendy label “homophobe” etched indelibly across your forehead, though there is no fear (phobia) involved. Such shut down tactics have elevated deviant behavior to the new norm and brought us to the place where this previously unthinkable gay porn scandal could occur in the United States military.


John McDeity? The world according to leftist media

March 10, 2017

There’s no denying the above-the-fold headline in Thursday’s Arizona Republic was astonishing. Treating John McCain as omnipotent, the headline, “McCain aims to reassure the world,” creates a deity of the man many Arizonans have come to abhor. He’s been censured by elected Republican officials at state and Maricopa County intra-party statutory meetings.

Does that make Republican party activists heretics instead of political adversaries?

The report’s theme? McCain is attempting to ease the angst of world leaders who have a problem with President Donald Trump‘s “America First” policy, reassuring them we “still have their back.” The coverage is unique in that it was not written by McCain’s assigned sycophantic reporter Dan Nowicki, who has devotedly covered McCain’s every move and utterance.  Instead it was filed by Eliza S. Collins of the “Republic Washington Bureau.” Whether the Republic actually has a Washington Bureau is up for debate.  She appears to work for USA Today, the Gannett parent company of the Republic.

To get a flavor of her puerile vantage point, consider these words, but precede them with visions of jubilant trumpets blasting and golden edged clouds parting as McCain glides in on a ray of heavenly light:

Enter Sen. John McCain. The Arizona Republican has used his perch as head of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee to shape national security and influence foreign policy. But he’s also acted like a diplomat of sorts, making calls and taking trips to reassure foreign leaders concerned about where they stand with the White House.

McCain’s post as head of the Senate Armed Services Committee requires him to travel extensively and schmooze world leaders. He also is known for speaking his mind — particularly on foreign policy and national security — even if it means breaking with his party.

“Even if it means breaking with his party“?

McCain has carefully cultivated his “Maverick” image to cover these career-long departures. When he first ran for the U. S. House in 1982, recruited as a compelling returning POW, to succeed retiring House Minority Leader and conservative icon John J. Rhodes, McCain had to be dissuaded from running as a Democrat by the powerful Phoenix 40. He and his new wife Cindy Lou Hensley briefly moved to the East Valley to connect with the First Congressional District voters.

The report quotes Wes Gullett, a former McCain operative who, like his onetime boss, prefers Democrats and their policies to Republicans. Gullet was among a host of McCain aides known for signing onto the infamous Republicans for Janet — supporters of liberal Democrat Janet Napolitano — when she ran for governor of Arizona in 2006 and reporter Collins was still in high school.

Still unable to come to terms with the fact he lost the 2008 presidential race, McCain has adorned himself with the mantle of global statesman, calling world leaders and speechifying at a 2017 security conference in Munich, Germany where he blasted President Trump.

Also quoted in the Republic‘s article, Rhode Island Democrat Sen. Jack Reed, who called McCain’s Munich comments, “critical,” saying “I thought it was a very thoughtful speech…” and Joseph Nye a Defense undersecretary from Bill Clinton’s administration, present for McCain’s speech.  His response? “Thank God for John McCain.”

Nye obviously didn’t get the McMemo that McCain is God.

The conferences are nothing new to McCain, allowing him to cavort with his America-hating, anti-capitalist longtime benefactor, George Soros, who disdains national borders. This post provides more background on the unsavory relationship. Reporter Eliza S. Collins might learn a few things she wasn’t taught in J school.


Dying AZ Republic refuses to take its meds

March 8, 2017

While the markets have been surging since the election of President Trump, Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) parent company of the Arizona Republic has been in decline.  On Dec. 4, 2015 Gannett was selling at $17.48 a share. Tuesday morning it was trading at $7.85. The plunge began in earnest after the leftist publication came out with a Sept. 27, 2016 presidential endorsement of scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton.  The newspaper was forced to admit that the move precipitated a flood of calls to cancel subscriptions. 

But insulting the remaining readers is de rigueur for the Republic, whose favorite topics are sob stories promoting illegal aliens and attempting to normalize deviant behavior –a wide-ranging topic which took on a new luster under the paper’s former editor, Randy Lovely.  He did such a bang-up job in Arizona, he has been promoted to a VP position at Gannett, necessitating a move to the company’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia.

The stock market has responded favorably to Donald Trump, with the Dow breaking above 20,000 for the first time ever within days of his inauguration. Following his speech to Congress, the Dow Jones hit another record — this one climbing above 21,000.

Despite a massive boom in employment since his election, the Arizona Republic continues to hammer him, with a daily barrage of skewed headlines topping reports that have only a passing acquaintance with the truth.  Cartoonist Steve Benson has lost his ability to portray any entity other than increasingly vile distortions of President Trump. The editorials are a constant agenda-filled harangue.

Now the continually shrinking — in size and content — newspaper has a new gimmick.  No, we’re not talking about the propensity to run the same story twice in the same edition, although that has a decided eeriness to it. Demographic studies point to senior citizens as the reliable reader base, hence the majority of ads are for hearing aids, senior facilities, and life alert alarms to assist in the event of a fall.

Are these the people to aim Page One articles and oversized photos of hurdles faced by transgender Arizonans in the workplace? How many even heard the term until recently when it became newsworthy due to their desire to use public restrooms of their feelings, not their biology and demanded accommodations?

The latest stunt is to take up three-quarters of the front page or jump page with repetitive miniscule graphics. A report on escalating crime, for example, included a legend to reading the meaning into the pictures of guns (shooting), fists (blunt force), knives (stabbing), a hypodermic needle (drug overdose), skull and crossbones (poisoning), and a flame (smoke inhalation). The editorial board obviously regards its declining base as being in need of remedial support to aid their reading experience. 

It’s clear the leftist publication would rather die as a purveyor of skewed news, continuing to insult its remaining readers than live with impartial journalistic integrity as a hallmark. The fact that the entire newspaper has become the editorial page is unmistakably reflected in its steadily declining stock prices.


Stand with Pres. Trump: Elect Kelli Ward AZ US Senator

February 13, 2017

Deceptive Jeff Flake falling in recent poll

Kelli Ward has an important message for Arizona conservatives. This newly released Political Marketing International poll shows Jeff Flake in a freefall as Kelli Ward continues to pick up support. 

We’ll cut to the chase.  Regardless of how he tries to reconfigure himself, anyone who has been paying even scant attention knows that Flake not only refused to endorse Republican Party nominee Donald Trump, but publicly declared he would not vote for him. That left Hillary Clinton, whether by omission, or the active act of casting a ballot for her, Jeff Flake’s choice for President of the United States.

Continually vacillating on issues of importance to Arizona voters, Jeff Flake is also rated as the most unpopular senator in the country, according to this Channel 3 AZ Family report.

Flake has come to represent what voters despise about Washington, D.C. A Libertarian, he initially sold himself to voters as a conservative since Libertarians don’t get elected. But with his increasingly leftist stances Jeff Flake has been weak on issues of major importance. He’s a reliable amnesty supporter, partnering with McCain and the most liberal senate Democrats. His close association with Barack Obama led him to waffle on the horrific Iran deal which imperils global security and places our ally Israel directly in the crosshairs of a nuclear Iran.  He has been intolerant toward conservatives, even suggesting apurge of those wanting to restrict immigration from terror sponsoring nations, a move reminiscent of McCain’s calculated attempts to oust conservatives from the Arizona Republican Party.

In the early 1990’s Jeff Flake worked as a Washington lobbyist for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of the nuclear fuel. He was registered as a foreign agent representing the company which operates a mine in Namibia.  Flake earned between $5,000 and $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm with financial ties to Iran

Acquaint yourself with Dr. Kelli Ward’s impressive bio .Check out the strong principled stands that underscore her campaign.

Arizona Congressmen who were posed to take on McCain in previous elections mysteriously lost their enthusiasm and each in turn stepped aside.  In political circles, it’s known as the horse’s head in the bed. McCain operatives don’t have to place the bloody head of a massive stallion under the covers of a reckless challenger. But the message is given and received loud and clear.

Kelli Ward doesn’t fall into that category. She boldly took on the deeply entrenched John McCain, whose deep pockets were filled with lobbyist cash and outspent her 10 to 1, outrageously lying about her throughout the campaign.

Jeff Flake is concluding his first senate term and is vulnerable. He‘s proven his disregard for Arizona voters when he described “the beauty of a six-year term” alluding to what he hopes are our short-term memories.

It’s important to make a commitment to volunteer and donate to Kelli Ward’s campaign. It matters.


Score: Pres. Trump: 72 — 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: 0

February 12, 2017

President’s moratorium on non-vetted “refugees” places national security above political naïveté

Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), has just released a compelling, fact-filled  report that places President Donald Trump squarely on the right side of this crucial national security issue.

A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen — covered in President Trump’s vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks. These facts stand in stark contrast to the assertions by the Ninth Circuit judges who have blocked the president’s order on the basis that there is no evidence showing a risk to the United States in allowing aliens from these seven terror-associated countries to enter the United States.

In June 2016 the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, then chaired by new Attorney General Jeff Sessions, released a report on individuals convicted in terrorist cases. Using open sources (because the Obama administration refused to provide government records), the report found that 380 out of 580 people convicted in these cases since 9/11 were foreign-born. The report is no longer available on the Senate website, but a summary published by Fox News is available here.

Read the complete CIS report here.

SRAZ includes the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denial issued Feb. 9, 2017 by a three-judge panel. The left-leaning court is the most overturned in the nation.


Budweiser Super Bowl ad incites boycott

February 6, 2017

Anti-Pres. Trump overtones fall flat with beer drinkers

There was more going on at Sunday’s Super Bowl than the Patriot’s spectacular victory. Business Insider’s Kate Taylor writes about the threats of boycotts against Budweiser for its immigration themed Super Bowl ad. The 60-second ad Born the Hard Way has created a firestorm of protests with many dedicated Bud drinkers swearing off the brew in response to what they regard as an anti-President Trump, political message.

The commercial depicts Anheuser-Busch co-founder Adolphus Busch’s journey to the U.S. in 1857, portraying prejudice the German immigrant encountered. 

“You’re not wanted here, go back home!” one American in the ad yells at Busch as he arrives in New Orleans.

Budweiser’s vice president of marketing Ricardo Marques said that the ad is relevant in today’s political climate, but said the brand did not intend for the ad to make a political statement. Many people aren’t buying his explanation after the ad aired at the Super Bowl. 

“I drank your product for 30 years and I will no longer drink it you liberal s— heads,” reads one such comment on Budweiser’s Facebook page. 

Last summer as the presidential candidates were gearing up, the brand reinvented itself to staunch sagging sales, replacing the name Budweiser with “America.” It was of no consequence, as only 11% of purchasers said they would buy Budweiser next time they purchased beer.

This push back hits Republicrat John McCain, who withdrew his brief support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, where it hurts the most — in his heiress wife Cindy Lou Hensley McCain’s bank account. She chairs Hensley & Co. as well as holding majority control in one of the largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributors in the United States. Although they file separate tax returns, he lives quite well on her money. Who can forget this glaring disconnect during his 2008 failed presidential bid?