The era of destruction guns for movie icon

July 14, 2020

The perpetually inflamed left isn’t content to oversee the defacing and toppling of statues of Christopher Columbus, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant off their pedestals. They were just getting revved up. Now they’re coming for Marion Morrison. Marion was a movie star, but if you’re envisioning a platinum haired hot babe in a strapless gown, you’d be disappointed. 

Marion was definitely a cinematic icon, but was nicknamed “Duke” and was known on screen as John Wayne. He personified the wild west in countless movies. A proud Republican, Wayne, who died in 1970, was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980, by Democrat President Jimmy Carter and in 1998 he received the Naval Heritage Award by the US Navy Memorial Foundation for his support of the Navy and military during his film career. In 1999, the American Film Institute honored the Oscar-winning Wayne as among the Greatest Male Screen Legends of Classic Hollywood cinema. There are schools, ongoing events, a 100-mile trail named the “John Wayne Pioneer Trail” in Washington’s Iron Horse State Park, a marina and major roadways that carry his name to this day. A larger than life-size bronze statue of Wayne atop a horse was erected at the corner of La Cienega Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills commissioned by a bank. John Wayne International Airport in Orange County, California, has a nine-foot bronze statue of him at the entrance.

Now decades after his death, the University of Southern California will no longer honor John Wayne, who attended pre-law classes and played football there before embarking on his film career.

As New American writes:

The memory of the Oscar-winning star must be erased, the school says, because Wayne uttered now-unacceptable sentiments in an interview with Playboy magazine nearly 50 years ago.

 The result is the Wayne exhibit at the university’s cinema school will be removed.

The Hate-Wayne movement began last year when the interview popped on Twitter, and has gained steam since the death of George Floyd, which in turn prompted leftists in Orange County to launch a drive to remove his name and statue from the county’s airport.

This announcement came from Evan Hughes, Interim Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion for the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Have no doubt Janet Napolitano had a hand in this. The extreme leftist former Arizona governor, who left her post midterm to join the Obama administration, is the president of the University of California system, overseeing all 10 campuses. This will be her coup de grâce before she steps down in two weeks.

In the city of Maricopa, Arizona, part of Arizona State Route 347 is named John Wayne Parkway, which runs through the center of town. There is now an effort to rename that stretch of road.

A  multi-day event of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation benefiting the American Cancer Society takes place each fall in Casa Grande, Arizona where John Wayne owned a ranch. The disease took Wayne’s life.

As to allegations of John Wayne’s racism, the fact that the three-time married Wayne’s wives were all of Mexican heritage lays that to rest. He was the father of seven children.


Electing Democrats undermines citizen safety

July 13, 2020

Accelerated release of prisoners also jeopardizes public health

There’s a lot of talk about ‘Criminal Justice Reform’ these days. Restructuring the American criminal justice system is a pet project of the left, most notably driven by open borders Socialist multi-billionaire George Soros. He began in earnest in 2016 by giving more than $20 million to Democrat candidates, even funding Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone and a liberal challenger to then-County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who won despite the high dollar infusion.  Soros’ efforts and spending have intensified in advance of the 2020 election.

You might not have heard of “decompression” relating to prison populations, but that is the word being bandied about in California as Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom is planning another release of prison inmates onto the state’s streets.

Efforts at “decompression” within California’s prison system during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a prison population that has plummeted by approximately 10,000 prisoners.

When rational people think of a statewide emergency response to the virus, it wouldn’t entail swinging open the cell doors in San Quentin Prison and releasing thousands of offenders so hard core that they end up in a facility that as of 2015 its death row held a capacity of 715 prisoners, though executions no longer take place. Trespassers, jaywalkers and petty thieves are not part of the population.

The intent is to release enough prisoners to make the population so low density as to allow “social distancing” for the inmates who remain, a policy that is more attuned to a ladies luncheon than a penitentiary system.

Vern Pierson, the Republican district attorney in Northern California’s El Dorado County, called it “concerning” for public safety, saying the criteria the prison system will use to decide which inmates to release remains unclear. “The Newsom administration also has not made clear whether crime victims and prosecutors will be given notice when an inmate is released or if they will be able to file objections,” said Pierson, president of the California District Attorneys Association. “We don’t know what the actual impact of this is going to be. We do know that it’s a high likelihood there will be significant increases in crime,” Pierson said.

Pierson noted that because of changes made to California’s criminal justice system in recent years — including the release of many offenders whose crimes weren’t considered violent — those still in state prisons tend to be the most serious offenders.


GOP hatred erodes leftist EJ Montini’s memory

July 10, 2020

The anti-Trump, Hillary-endorsing, beleaguered Arizona Republic newspaper has suffered through unparalleled subscription declines, losing its building and finally being sold like a dilapidated junker. Along the way, it has fired countless employees replacing them with ASU J-school student interns, and even dropping its longtime prize-winning cartoonist, unable to afford him — all in a desperate effort to keep its head above water.

Still on the payroll are the two write-anything-for-a-buck columnists, Laurie Roberts and EJ Montini. Facts take a backseat when it comes to promulgating the newspaper’s hard left agenda. A recent Montini column hit a all-time low with the headline, “Gosar gets cozy with hate group member.”

Gosar is, of course, conservative Congressman Paul Gosar, DDS, who has ably represented Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District for five terms. Read his impressive list of ratings here.

According to Republican hater Montini, his credentials take a back seat to a photo taken of Congressman Gosar, who was in Prescott for Fourth of July festivities. It seems he casually posed for a photo with a guy identified by a left-wing reporter as a member of a “hate group.”

Montini should have gone bat s#*t crazy when then-First Lady Rosalynn Carter warmly posed shaking hands with Democrat precinct committeeman John Wayne Gacy.  He was also a serial killer who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 young men and boys before being executed for his horrifying crimes.

It’s a certainty Montini, who was working at the newspaper at the time, would never have headlined a column, “Mrs. Carter gets cozy with grisly mass murderer.”

The double standard is alive and well at the failing Arizona Republic.

First Lady Rosalynn Carter shakes murderous hand of serial killer and sexual deviant John Wayne Gacy


NYT provides Biden red herring excuse not to debate & SCOTUS Update

July 9, 2020

As Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden shows ever advancing signs of cognitive decline, his media allies have come up with a scheme to give him cover.

Enter Tom Friedman, far left New York Times columnist. In his recent (subscription required) column, he advises frequently confused (shocking video compilation) Joe Biden not to engage in routine pre-election debates with President Donald Trump, unless Trump agrees to release his tax returns.

Turning Trump’s tax returns into a hinge issue to avoid debates is a convenient way for Biden’s handlers — aided by the ever obliging Tom Friedman — to keep Biden from having to answer unscripted questions.

The presidency is an ongoing platform for spontaneous responses on daily new topics. If Biden hides from pre-election debates, how would he function if he was in the Oval Office instead of holed up in his basement bunker? 

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release their final three opinions of the current term this morning, two of them dealing with politically-based subpoenas for President Trump’s financial records, including his tax returns. The anything but randomly timed subpoenas originated from Democrat Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. and biased House committees, aiming to negatively impact the president’s upcoming reelection.

Live blogging from the Supreme Court can be accessed here.

Fox News is reporting the U.S. Supreme Court says Congress can’t get Trump records, for now, though a separate ruling allows subpoena of Trump’s tax records.

Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, joined the majority in both cases along with Chief Justice John Roberts and the four leftist justices. Roberts wrote both opinions.

 

 


Devious Zuckerberg links “hate speech,” false voter suppression claims

June 29, 2020

First Amendment free speech protections under attack

Banning hate speech, whether real or imagined, is morphing onto a mighty venture. To no one’s surprise the Democrat desire for universal mail-in ballots — opposition to which they call “voter suppression” — has found its way into the mix.

Coca-Cola, Dockers, Hershey’s and Levi’s announced on Friday they will be “pausing” or cut advertising budgets on all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram globally. This is the updating list of advertisers who have jumped on-board the far-left #StopHateForProfit.

And wouldn’t you know? The impetus for the campaign was the death of the now martyred, career criminal George Floyd. In his name, businesses have been looted and torched, police have had cinder blocks thrown at their heads, their vehicles set on fire, their departments defunded, historic national monuments have been ripped down, and city blocks have been taken over by anarchists as chaos reigns.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg now disingenuously claims that under its new policies, “Facebook will ban ads that claim people from a specific race, ethnicity, nationality, caste, gender, sexual orientation or immigration origin are a threat to the physical safety or health of anyone else.” He’s been mysteriously silent as hordes of vandals have run amok.

GOP politicians and conservatives have flocked to the social media app Parler, founded in 2018, protesting Twitter’s  biased censorship and unwarranted suppression of Pres. Trump‘s messaging. Zuckerberg went on record with this quote:

“I am committed to making sure Facebook remains a place where people can use their voice to discuss important issues. But I also stand against hate or anything that incites violence or suppresses voting, and we’re committed to removing that content too, no matter where it comes from.”

“Suppresses voting?” Count on devious Zuckerberg to pull out the reliable leftist canard as he routinely suppresses content he defines as hateful. At 36, he has amassed an estimated $88 billion and is willing to spend it. Be assured, it won’t be for candidates or causes conservatives support.


Are you a Trump supporter still using Facebook?

June 24, 2020

Arizonans were fortunate to have President Trump make two stops in our state on Tuesday.  He addressed a capacity crowd of Students for Trump at the 3,000 seat Dream City Church. The Phoenix event was organized by Turning Point USA/Action, a group chaired by conservative activist Charlie Kirk.

The president was accompanied at the event by Gov. Doug Ducey; Sen. Martha McSally; U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs; Paul Gosar; Debbie Lesko; David Schweikert; State Treasurer Kimberly Yee; AZ Senate President Karen Fann; House Speaker Rusty Bowers; AZ GOP Chair Kelli Ward, and numerous other local and national political leaders, including Florida U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a youthful conservative rising star.

Watch the #GlobalNews live stream of the Students for Trump event here.

Earlier on the president’s itinerary was a visit to Yuma to inspect the completion of the 200th mile of our border wall construction, with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf.

Accompanying the uplifting news is this harsh reality check:

REVEALED: Facebook Oversight Board – Responsible For Reviewing Censorship – Is 95% Anti-Trump AND Three Quarters Are Non-U.S. Citizens.

This is imperative reading for Trump supporters and all freedom loving Americans. The opening begins with this shocker: Facebook oversight’s board – a new body that can overrule founder Mark Zuckerberg – is drastically, disproportionately stacked with foreign, left-wing activists including individuals on the payroll of Socialist mega-donor George Soros, a globalist who abhors national boundaries, opting instead for a nightmarish one-world government.

The recently constituted board is comprised of activists who’ve compared President Trump to Adolf Hitler and former Obama officials who have hailed efforts to remove President Trump from Twitter as “awesome.

Conservatives should never support radical leftist Zuckerberg, who at age 36, and with an estimated $88 billion is already the second wealthiest man (next to Jeff Bezos) on the planet. The main lame excuse is, “My grandkids (or kids) use Facebook for family communication.” This is your opportunity to educate them on the harsh realities of standing up for what’s right. Tell them you’ll have to be reached by email or text. Even better, a real interactive phone call, or…gasp…a letter. Don’t be above bribery. Let them know for every letter they send, you’ll reply with another, newsy note containing some money. Don’t let your family trap you onto Facebook. Stick to your principles. Remind them that you have a valid voice since they wouldn’t be here without you. Each time you talk, share a short but interesting bit of family history. Make the calls fun, newsy and show them that life is more than wordless communication on their hand-held devices, while making a leftist billionaire richer by the day.


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.


UCLA Prof dismissed: denied black students grading leniency

June 11, 2020

Although Arizona abuts the state of California where the university system is under the direction of rabid leftist Janet Napolitano — formerly an appalling Arizona governor — don’t expect to see this astonishing story covered in the hemorrhaging subscriptions Arizona Republic. It doesn’t fit the narrative.

The UK’s Daily Mail, approximately 5,300 miles away, gave it prominence, since it is so outlandish as to warrant extensive coverage.

According to the Daily Mail, “The saga unfolded after students, who described themselves as ‘non-black allies,’ wrote to accounting professor Gordon Klein at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, asking him to effectively cancel final exams for their black peers given the current civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The students demanded a ‘no-harm’ final exam intended to boost students’ grades, insisted on shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

They absurdly wrote, in light of recent “traumas, we have been placed in a position where we must choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter.”

“We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option,” they wrote. They followed the message up with threats.

 Prof. Klein replied, denying their request for special treatment. Read the entire article. including the petition signed by 20,000 students demanding his dismissal. The school complied, placing Prof. Klein on involuntary leave after students condemned him with the ultimate slur of being a “racist.”  He’s taught at the school for 39 years without incident, but that was before mob rule following the clearly unnecessary death of George Floyd, a career criminal, (rap sheets) who has morphed into a worshiped martyr.


Black AZ legislator speaking truth about Floyd faces condemnation

June 7, 2020

As leftist groups have elevated George Floyd to sainthood status since his suffocation death by a Minneapolis police officer who held a knee to his neck, it has become unacceptable to speak the truth about this less than sterling man. No one debates the fact that his death in the street captured on video was horrific. The officer who committed the act is facing Second Degree murder charges and three others are also in jail.  All have been fired.

Though he did not deserve to die in the manner he did, Floyd was far from a paragon of virtue. Due to the fact that he was black and killed by a white police officer, proportionality has been lost and violent national riots ensued. That the police were initially called based on the allegation that Floyd attempted to pass a counterfeit bill in a store has faded into oblivion, as has the fact that his autopsy revealed illicit drugs in his system and he has a documented criminal past, as the New York Post reports. But like John McCain, Floyd has been eulogized at funerals in three different states, which is apparently a new norm.

State Rep. Walter Blackman, (LD-6) a self-identified Constitutional Conservative with an outstanding military background is the first black Republican elected in the state of Arizona, making him not only an anomaly, but also suspect.  Appearing on KFYI 550 AM radio talk show, The Conservative Circus,” hosted by James T. Harris, Blackman boldly denounced the Black Lives Matter organization, saying it had been infiltrated by Antifa hoodlums, emphatically adding “I do not support George Floyd and I refuse to see him as a martyr. But I hope his family receives justice.”

 He described Black Lives Matter as an “ideology that goes against the very concepts and precepts of our principles in the United States.”

“They started out one way, and they were about helping the community and pulling themselves up,” he said. “Today, they have splinter organizations that have moved away from the original message that have been infiltrated by antifa … and the message is not the same as it was.”

In response to Rep. Blackman’s honesty, the far-left ACLU led the chorus against him, preposterously saying it would “not affiliate with someone who does not share our values of uplifting marginalized communities and rooting out racism.”

The much more pertinent fact is that Rep. Walter Blackman shares the values of the constituents he so ably represents. Race has nothing to do with it.