A vile goodbye from a sour Stephen Lemons

April 21, 2017

Brags about dancing on the graves of conservatives

Stephen Lemons is a columnist for the giveaway Phoenix New Times tabloid. Fitting the definition of a rag, it’s worth exactly what people pay for it.  After years of spewing hatred aimed at conservative elected officials, Lemons is taking his sour tour on the road, moving to Alabama. He describes his new gig this way:

“I’m leaving due to an offer from another outlet, as the grown-ups say, an organization that sues the pants off racists and gives their property to minorities.”

In Lemons’ small-minded, self-loathing world, those who don’t march in lockstep with him qualify as racists.

We are intentionally not posting a link to his farewell column. For most of us, taking a shower at work is not an option, and readers of his column would definitely feel the urge to lather up with a disinfectant.

Lemons is a cockroach who has made a living creeping through dung heaps. If he finds nothing other than his own droppings, he’ll construct something by deadline in order to sensationalize the mundane and satisfy his own decadent interests.

He is fond of flinging words made up by the left to further their causes. “Nativist” gets a workout, as has “birther.” He is not above portraying contrivances as fact.

Stephen Lemons insults a former Arizona governor as a  “pathetic, grizzled, uneducated boob,” saying he looks forward to returning to Arizona to dance on the grave of that still agile and healthy Republican, in the same way he claims he previously did on the tombstone of U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms. He finagles the opportunity to refer to the Republican senator who died in 2008, as a racist, but withholds any mention of Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd, who had once been an active member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Hate monger Lemons, routinely decimates former 6-term elected Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and thanks the Phoenix New Times for giving him “carte blanche to wreak as much havoc as possible on the octogenarian autocrat.” Below a cheery photo of himself, Lemons is quoted, “Just the thought of Arpaio being booked makes me smile.”

This is how vermin Stephen Lemons signed off his final column:

“Sometimes, cutting a jig over the corpses of mean-spirited, race-bating troglodytes — once they’ve passed of natural causes — is the best you get in this life. And I’ll take it.”

Nice guy.

He’ll be a real asset to the radical left-wing hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, his new gig in Montgomery Alabama.


Georgia CD 6 election is one to watch

April 19, 2017

Dems hope of reclaiming  the U.S. House is the thrust propelling liberal Ossoff

Today we’re looking at Georgia Congressional District 6 runoff race, taking to heart House Speaker Tip O‘Neil message to Americans, “Al politics is local.”  O’Neil was a Democrat who was actually a friend of Republican President Ronald Reagan’s.

Georgia’s 6th congressional district special election failed to produce a clear winner Tuesday falling just short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win, and  throwing the unconventional race into a June 20 runoff. This time contenders are liberal Jon Ossoff and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, who proudly calls herself “a lifelong conservative.” Her Issues Page attests to that fact.

Democrat Ossoff is a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, who doesn’t reside in the district he wants to represent. Nontraditional Ossoff and his girlfriend of 12 years haven’t bothered to move into the district or get married. He says it’s enough that he lived in the district as a child.

Ossoff has raised an astronomical $8.3 million mostly from out-of-state donors, in a 18 person race in which the top two candidates — regardless of political party affiliation — vie against one another  This political skew is known variously as Top Two or Jungle Primary, a concept effectively disenfranchising voters, is pushed by the far left-leaning  Arizona Republic. The newspaper’s hope it that the only choices available are two Democrats. Columnist Robert Robb is the stand-alone voice against this con job. We’ve linked to his 2012 article. Acquaint yourself with this deceptive  scheme.  It will be back.

Ossoff’s puerile campaign theme is “Make Trump Furious,” offering no solutions to the citizens of the district as he runs to represent a traditionally Republican stronghold. He’s gained reliably liberal celebrity endorsementsFully 95 percent of his money came from out-of-state donors, demonstrating a further disconnect with the Georgia district.

The 6th congressional district has been in GOP hands since the 1970s, providing a stronghold for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who represented it from 1979 to 1999. This election has been characterized as a referendum on Donald Trump and a wake-up call for the GOP. It is neither. It’s rooted in high dollar fundraising and Hollyweird glitz heaped on an unqualified liberal.

The winner will replace Republican Tom Price, who left the seat vacant when he was appointed Health and Human Services secretary by President Trump. Candidate Trump won the district by a slim 1% margin, giving Dems hope for a victory.

Though Ossoff lacks personal political experience himself, he is a former intern to U.S. Rep. John Lewis who declared then-president elect Trump “was not a legitimate president.” Ossoff was also an aide to genius U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, who worries thatGuam will tip over and capsize(must watch video) if U.S. Marines are stationed there.


Liberal clowns turn Supreme Court confirmation into circus

April 6, 2017

Emblematic of the Democrats’ unhingement syndrome over SCOTUS nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is radical leftist Sen Jeff Merkley. The Oregon senator is desperately trying to ratchet up his political profile from zilch to a 2020 Democrat presidential candidate.

Merkley was such an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter, he was the lone U.S. Senator to endorse the self identified Socialist over scandal plagued Hillary Clinton.

Merkley’s 15-hour convoluted filibuster stunt begun Tuesday evening, concluding Wednesday morning, is a contrivance to block Pres. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. The chicanery revealed showboater Merkley as nothing more than a vacuous windbag.  Merkley referred to the vacancy left by the unexpected Feb. 13, 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia, as a “stolen seat” that is “being filled by an illegitimate and extreme nominee.”

Despite these shamelessly deceitful Democrat antics, with more scheduled today, we are reminded by the Washington Examiner that in 2006, when he was nominated to serve on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Neil Gorsuch won unanimous confirmation including Democrats and Republicans.

Know this: These actions have nothing to do with Judge Gorsuch. They have everything to do with Merrick Garland — Obama’s lame duck Supreme Court appointee who was not confirmed.


Cranky McCain urges Trump to “do some outreach” — to him

March 25, 2017

John McCain, still smarting from the drubbing he took during his 2008 failed presidential bid, continues to hammer President Donald Trump at any opportunity. Oddly, he ended up forming a cozy alliance with Barack Obama who trounced him, even routinely meeting with him at the White House to help formulate Obama’s legacy.

But populist Trump, swept into office by American people tired of the political status quo, was a bridge too far for the octogenarian Republicrat, who cultivated a “maverick“ image to conceal his liberal bent. McCain not only withdrew his short-lived support from the GOP presidential nominee, he — and his doppelganger Jeff Flake — publicly announced they would not vote for the successful businessman who ignited a groundswell of enthusiasm not seen in the American electorate in decades.

Despite all indications to the contrary,  Flake was so certain Hillary Clinton would win in 2016, that he urged support of Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s choice to replace iconic conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly earlier that year.

Trump has nominated Federal Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch, an unflappable man with impeccable credentials.

Ignoring Trump’s steady adherence to his campaign promises since his inauguration, McCain’s focus is on the fact that he hasn’t met President Trump in person since he took office.

And where does he air his complaints? At the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum using that platform to question Donald Trump’s foreign policy leadership. McCain’s topic was titled, Trump, Transatlantic Partnership.”

What displays better form than to bash the President of the United States on foreign soil?

Here at home, McCain has called for a select committee to investigate his charge of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and unsupported  ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. McCain is convinced Congress lacks the credibility to “handle this alone.” He never called for similar investigations of Democrats Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

Given his hostility, it wouldn’t be a surprise to find McCain blaming Pres. Trump for the change of longtime symbols on the Monopoly game board or revealing that the Girl Scout’s popular Thin Mint cookies are actually fattening.

Is it any wonder President Trump hasn’t made time to fit this petulant antagonist onto his calendar?


A glaring example of fake news

March 20, 2017

No cream in your coffee?  No milk on your Wheaties? According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, you can lay the blame for such inconveniences directly at the feet of President Donald Trump.

Who knew?

Trump’s campaign promise to deport illegal aliens doesn’t play well with a dairy farmer interviewed for the newspaper’s report.  He depends on “foreign workers” to do the dairy work, saying Americans won’t work for $13 an hour — the identical salary bank tellers in Wisconsin earn. Farming today, including dairies, is overwhelmingly mechanized  Stoop labor in the fields is mostly a thing of the past. Dairies have long had automated milking machines.

This Center for Immigration Studies report titled, “Alternatives to Immigrant Labor” was published in 2000 — seventeen years ago!  Even then the conclusion was hand harvesting of fruit and vegetable crops in the United States is a labor-intensive operation that accounts for about 50 percent of total production costs.

In other words, even paying substandard wages to illegal harvesters increased the prices to American consumers. Mechanization, including computer and vision equipped robotic systems for crop detection and robotic arms with special grippers for crop detachment, collection, and transport are described in the CIS report, which concluded, “Great progress has been made as computers, vision systems, and motion/manipulation control technologies have been enhanced.”

Those words were written nearly two decades ago. It’s not difficult to imagine rapid advances have since been made in our ever increasing technological world.

The entire premise of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report, “Immigration Policy Could Put Dairy Farmers Out of Business, is fallacious. The newspaper editorially endorsed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Although no fan of Hillary’s it used inflammatory hyperbole to describe Trump, calling him a “liar, a bigot, a gleeful peddler of hate, egotistical and emotionally unsteady” — among other insults.

The editorial board concluded with this display of foolishness:  “For those who can’t support Clinton’s policies, we recommend they follow the lead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who wrote in the name of a mature, conservative leader at the top of his ticket — in his case, Arizona Sen. John McCain.”

That selection of a “conservative leader” could explain why John Kasich is a man destined to be relegated to political obscurity when his term expires. He lost the Republican nomination for president in 2000 and 2016. 

This newspaper shames itself with its obnoxious, leftist spew.


Dubya Bush odd choice to save Flake’s political ass

March 16, 2017

Anti-Trump Bush stumps for anti-Trump Flake

Bush fatigue is a chronic malady afflicting many Republicans, reaching epidemic proportions in the border state of Arizona where the illegal invasion is not a back burner issue. After the presidencies of Poppy (Bush 41)  and Dubya  (Bush 43), brother Jeb, the establishment pick, who had no chance of winning the 2016 presidential primary, spent a staggering $150 million before he withdrew. 

Donald Trump was elected as an anti-establishment populist, who responded to the concerns of average Americans. In his short time in office, he has made excellent cabinet appointments, nominated an originalist in the mode of former Justice Antonin Scalia to the U.S. Supreme Court, is keeping jobs in America, working to repeal and replace Obamacare, and build a border wall. According to this morning’s Rasmussen Presidential Tracking poll, 80% of Republicans agree with the job he’s doing. 

Arizona’s two U.S. Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake were vocal opponents of candidate Trump. McCain withdrew his momentary support after Trump was the Republican nominee. Flake never gave an endorsement, opting instead to make the rounds of broadcast networks telling interviewers he would not only not endorse Trump — he would also not vote for him. McCain took the same approach and has continued to be a leading antagonist.

Flake, reported by AZ’s Channel 3  to be the most unpopular senator in the nation, faces the voters in 2018. His arrogance is only exceeded by his lack of trustworthiness. Even the daily newspaper which has forgiven him his politically expedient transgressions, had to acknowledge he’s in trouble.

Under the circumstances and with an election around the corner, it would seem reasonable that Jeff Flake would go to the mat finding someone who could bring voters to his shaky campaign. But the closed-to-the-public exclusive dinner soiree April 11, at a Paradise Valley mansion headlines George W. Bush — another Republicrat who refused to vote for President Trump.

Great strategy, Jeff.  We hope you keep it up. We support principled conservative  Dr. Kelli Ward.


Orrin Hatch afflicted with McCain contagion

March 12, 2017

U.S. Senate seats grasped by gnarled fingers

America’s founders envisioned a citizen legislature in which senators and representatives would serve their country for a short time and return to private life. Here in Arizona we’ve witnessed the obsessive lust for power that has rendered octogenarian John McCain unable to gracefully retire. Equally as troubling are his political enablers who fall prey to lobbyist financed campaign deceit and reelect him.

Now Utah’s Deseret News confirms that 83-year-old Sen. Orrin Hatch — certain that no one else is up to the task —  is planning to run for an eighth 6-year senate term. You do the math.

During the 2012 election Hatch vowed that his current term would be his last. But unable to relinquish power, he’s changed his mind. “I’m planning on running right now,” Hatch told CNN. “That’s what my current plans are.” Hatch has been quoted as saying, ”I’m tough and strong and I have the usual infirmities that anybody my age has, but nothing stops me. I don’t think I’m ready to give up the ghost yet.”

It’s chilling to realize that Hatch, the most senior Republican senator, is third in the line of succession after the Vice President and Speaker of the House to the President of the United States in his role as Senate President Pro Tempore.

Octogenarian-senator-in-training Jeff Flake also pledged to term-limit himself to three two-year terms during his first Congressional campaign in 2000, but later smirked while admitting, “I lied.” He stayed in the House until Sen. Jon Kyl retired in 2012, and then barely squeaked into the senate by 3 points. He’s running for a second six-year term in 2018.

A staunchly pro-amnesty McCain lackey Flake is known for saying “the beauty of six-year senate terms” is that the voters have short memories.  

Jeff Flake has been in Washington, D.C. so long he’s forgotten the symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant — noted for it’s long memory. 

Flake, an unwavering Trump antagonist, is being challenged by conservative Dr. Kelli Ward. She needs our help to counter the perks of incumbency. Get on-board. It’s time to stop enabling Republicrats and their decades-long terms.

In 2015, Channel 3 reported Jeff Flake was the most unpopular Senator in the nation. Arizonans deserve better.