Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio exhibits more integrity than foes

June 24, 2017

In anticipation of his upcoming trial, the failing Arizona Republic is thrusting a multi-pronged pitchfork in Joe Arpaio’s direction.  Dissipated columnist EJ Montini gloats in an on-line video in which he appears to be unwell. His counterpart, Laurie Roberts leaps onboard with her own spew of negativity. Political cartoonist Steve Benson, who devoted years to churning out contemptuous criticism towards Arpaio has now turned his focus to President Trump, another Republican to despise and attempt to bring down.

This single sentence sums up the newspaper’s bias: “Joe Arpaio — the man, not the lawman — is the defendant in a federal criminal trial scheduled to begin in Phoenix on Monday.”

Arpaio, who fittingly celebrated his 85th birthday which occurs on Flag Day, faces a criminal contempt trial on allegations that he violated a federal judge’s orders to stop enforcing federal immigration law. Joe Arpaio, the son of Italian immigrants, has obviously never been against immigration. Illegal hordes invading our country, using counterfeit or stolen ID to facilitate their lives here are not immigrants.

What you need to remember: Joe Arpaio, an Army veteran and career lawman who rose from a Washington DC police officer to worldwide assignments within the Drug Enforcement Administration, culminating with heading the Arizona DEA office prior to initially running for Sheriff in 1992 — was doing the job the citizens of Maricopa County repeatedly elected him to do.

Democrat Paul Penzone, the Soros supported leftist candidate, who succeeded Arpaio is working to eradicate any semblance of the last 24 years where Sheriff Arpaio was the popular chief law enforcement professional in Maricopa County. The liberal newspaper, which supports open borders and amnesty, led the charge against him. Shamefully the editorial policy is overseen by editor Phil Boas, who is Arpaio’s son-in-law. Boas claims he recuses himself from coverage of Arpaio.

George Soros, a muti-billionaire, is a socialist who ultimately dropped $2 million into Penzone’s campaign as he has been funding liberal candidates across the nation in an attempt to alter the U.S. Justice system. Politico carries the shocking exposé.

Discover the Networks exposes George Soros’ well-funded tentacles.


Cheers for Handel in GA CD 6: Laughing our Ossoff

June 21, 2017

Call her Congresswoman Handel. 

In the most expensive congressional race in the nation’s history, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel was victorious over Democrat Jon Ossoff, a  30-year old documentary filmmaker in the state’s 6th Congressional District

The Georgia race was touted as a referendum on President Trump, as Democrats pulled out all stops and money poured into the district from East and West coast influence peddlers. Inexperienced Ossoff wasn’t helped by the fact that he lived outside the district he was running to represent and was unable to vote for himself.

Things are looking very good. Approaching the midterms. The Republican also won the special congressional election in South Carolina.


US Rep. Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice & UpDate

June 14, 2017

Gunman intended to shoot Republican Congressmen

A would-be assassin opened fire on Republican members of the U.S. Congress during a baseball practice near Washington. DC this morning, wounding several people including  U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, House of Representatives Majority Whip,—  the third-highest ranking member of the House Republican leadership.

Rep. Mel Brooks, who represents Alabama, estimated 50 to 100 shots were fired in the spree that lasted about 10 minutes. Those at the practice were “sitting ducks,” with no place to hide in the open field.

Scalise, 51, represents Louisiana. He was shot in the hip and is undergoing surgery. Five people were transported to local hospitals. Two of the wounded were Capitol Hill police who responded to the scene. Also shot was Zack Barth, a congressional aide to Roger Williams. Williams was injured trying to escape by jumping into the dugout

The attempted assassin, who was shot by Capitol Police, was identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, of Illinois has died of his injuries. As he entered the Alexandria, Virginia ballpark, he specifically asked if the players were Republicans, since the site was known as a congressional practice field.

“Without the Capitol Hill police it would have been a massacre,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)  said, describing the scene as “sort of a killing field.”

SRAZ’s post yesterday titled, Celebration of assassination betrays leftist hypocrisy, deals with an acclaimed New York theatrical production of Julius Caesar, featuring the stabbing assassination of a President Trump look-alike Caesar. 

Recently comedian Kathy Griffin thought it was appropriate to do a routine including a mock,  bloody severed head representing President Trump. When she met with derision she whined at a press conference — accompanied by her lawyer — that she felt her career was over and that Trump “broke” her.

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake never let an opportunity pass to disparage President Donald Trump. Civil discourse has taken a back seat to reviling the president. They are just as guilty of stirring up hatred as Kathy Griffin.

It all has to stop. This shooting stands as stark evidence.

This update on the condition of Rep. Steve Scalise is from MedStar Washington Hospital Center:

June 14, 2017, 8:15 pm

“”Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center.  He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding.  He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations.  We will provide periodic updates.

In other news, Breitbart News reports President and First Lady Melania Trump went to the hospital where he sat at Steve Scalise’s bedside and they spoke with members of his family.


Mitt Romney endorsements? The ties that bind RINOs

June 5, 2017

Mitt Romney misses the mark as a “Secret Weapon” 

It sounds like a spoof, but the Arizona Republic is dead serious. Referring to failed presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, the newspaper described the man who called Donald Trump  “a phony and a fraud,”  is given accolades as McCain and Flake’s “secret weapon.”

The opportunistic name callers all deserve one another. Not a single one of the trio is a conservative, although they each attempt to claim that high bar GOP marker.

This (brief video) is the liberal, Hillary endorsing, newspaper’s idea of integrity.  Romney made two highly hyped appearances in Arizona on behalf of fellow Republicrat Jeff Flake this past weekend.  Flake needs all the help he can get entering a 2018 reelection with sagging popularity. Mitt will help him shore up his reliable Mormon base, but has no credibility among conservatives. Arizona gave all of it’s Republican electoral votes to Trump.

Romney was unable to bring in a crowd for McCain preceding his reelection. Flake can’t fill a room at Republican headquarters. Even the sycophants for Flake at the Arizona Republic were forced to admit his polling numbers are weak.

Romney, McCain and Flake each took turns taking potshots at GOP nominee Donald Trump. Flake said,Trump can’t win and shouldn’t win.” Since Trump’s inauguration, the jealous McCain has made undermining President Trump his avocation. He was even revealed as the source of a fictitious dossier that supposedly linked Trump to the Russians.

Here Romney says, “I’ll do everything within ‘political bounds’ to stop Donald Trump,” Yet we all remember the photos of a broadly smiling Romney meeting with newly elected President Trump  hoping he would be offered a cabinet level post. And after a dinner meeting in New York, Romney’s praise for Trump was juicer than the Delmonico steak. If he was being toyed with, he deserved it. But Romney was more than willing to meet twice with and discuss his future with the man he deemed worthless

Flake and Romney were featured in this Hillary Clinton campaign ad bashing Trump. 

The daily fish wrap needs to rethink its idea of a  “secret weapon.” This might work in Massachusetts, but it didn’t play welt in Arizona.


No, Jeff Flake isn’t working to boost Trump’s policies

May 25, 2017

Once again hoping to con conservatives, Flake’s back in campaign mode

It’s time for a memory refresher. Two months ago, we alerted our readers to a new contrivance offered by Arizona Republicrat Sen. Jeff Flake and acclaimed by his seatmate John McCain. In fact, McCain was so taken with Flake’s rationale for the Boots on the Border Act of 2017, that he signed on as a co-sponsor — one of only three, including a Democrat.

This was our take at the time:Boots on the Border Act is just that…an act.” It’s worth reviewing to get the full context of today’s post.

When this amnesty supporting, open borders duo colludes on anything — and always with Democrats — expect the worst. They were the main agents behind the Gang of Eight amnesty bill in which they partnered with a quartet of far-left Dems: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Dick Durbin (D-IL); Robert Melendez (D-NJ); and Michael Bennet (D-CO), plus two other RINOs: Marco Rubio (FL) and McCain’s dependable sycophant Lindsey Graham (SC).

The thrust of this legislation (S.595,includes textis to lower the requirements for Border Patrol agents, specifically dropping the necessity for polygraph tests for applicants with military or law enforcement background. Flake’s action to relax the hiring standards amends the current vetting requirement that Congress put in place in 2010 in response to reports of misconduct and corruption within the agency.

Flake’s actions are timed to make him appear to be expediting President Trump’s call to ultimately hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. The truth is, Flake’s actions are pure self-interest. Though Flake abhors Trump to the point of announcing during the presidential campaign,Trump can’t win and shouldn’t win,he realizes candidate Trump handily carried the state of Arizona as he swept to victory. Flake won his first senate term after major assists from McCain and then-outgoing Sen. Jon Kyl and still only carried a weak 3 percent margin. Since then, he’s riled the conservative base with his squishiness on a wide range of issues that matter to the solid voting bloc.

This border double-talk is not his first attempt to deceive this cycle. Although he promoted confirming Obama’s lame duck, Democrat U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Flake’s now sending out requests for campaign funds based on his supposed adherence to principled conservative positions. Don’t be fooled. 

Flake’s latest gambit is a toothless proposal to remove Arizona from the liberal, but frequently overturned, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — an issue that has been shot down since 1941Creating a Tenth Circuit Court would be an expensive fix that Flake knows isn’t going to happen, but has campaign resonance. Flake has even momentarily switched his long-held amnesty position for election expediency, just as he’s been on both sides of Second Amendment issues, depending on the audience he’s addressing.

The Arizona Republic which has consistently endorsed him, editorially called Flake “a coward for one of his alternating positions on gun control. The Republic also went apoplectic, calling Flake a “mere politician,” over his change of heart on legalizing millions of illegals. The newspaper needn’t have worried.  It was just campaign rhetoric, which he immediately veered away from following the election.

Between now and the election SRAZ will provide links to previous posts as a reminder of who Jeff Flake actually is. Today we gift you with: Jeff Flake: Reaping what he has sown


Joe Arpaio and the facts get skewed in NYT report

May 24, 2017

Count on the New York Times to write a n inaccurate article on former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The intent of reporter Fernanda Santos was clearly to skewer the career lawman who was repeatedly elected by Maricopa County voters to an unprecedented six-four years terms.

If Fernanda was named Colleen McClanahan, would she have been given this assignment in which she conspicuously interviewed only Hispanics who were erroneously led to believe that Arpaio was targeting them without cause. His workplace raids exposed illegal alien profiteers — business owners and their agents — who hired illegal foreign nationals at substandard wages. Those in the U.S. illegally were rightly booked.

In what clearly appeared to be a personal vendetta carried out by a federal judge timed to coincide with the General Election in which the popular Arpaio was on the ballot running for a seventh term, he was charged with criminal contempt of court for ignoring U.S. District Judge Murray Snow’s order in a three-year old “racial-profiling” case. Arpaio acknowledged violating Snow’s order but insisted the breach was unintentional.

Arpaio was made to sound pathetic, when he is anything but. At age 84, he is quick-witted and robust, with an excellent memory and thoughtful demeanor. Reporter Santos portrays Arpaio as virtually friendless, left to look back wistfully over his expansive career. That, too, is delusional on her part. He still rates standing ovations and has maintained an unwavering base of loyalists.

The article briefly focuses on Arpaio’s successor, Sheriff Paul Penzone, but neglects to mention that Socialist billionaire George Soros, who is contemptuous of national borders, funded his campaign as part of a massive effort to reconfigure the U.S. Justice System. Penzone, who  refers to illegal aliens as  “guests” meets Soros’ criteria. Also missing from the report is the fact that Penzone had roughed up his former wife while a sergeant on the Phoenix Police force and was placed on administrative leave.

Santos scores another deception as she writes, “Fiscal conservatives deserted Arpaio, weary of the rising costs of his legal bills.“ Missing is any reference that Paul Penzone is angling for a $10 million budget hike for the upcoming fiscal year, which she obviously considers unworthy of mention.  Apparently the sidelong glancing Santos is only able to focus her negativity on Arpaio, which she then pumps up with flaccid “facts.”

Arpaio’s renown Tent City has been dismantled by Penzone, who has negatively referred to the cost saving effort as a “circus.”  The tents are military surplus, the same tents our service personnel bunk in. Here in Phoenix they are air-cooled.  In the Middle East desert, there is no such accommodation for our troops.

Included in the interview is a 31-year-old state legislator, identified as “a son of Mexican immigrants” (legal? illegal?) who represents the West Phoenix district where he grew up. He recalls seeing sheriff’s deputies “going down my street, raiding homes in my neighborhood.” This is a brazen lie. Such raids would only take place with a warrant issued in criminal cases, yet the bogus recollection is included as part of Fernanda Santos’ report. If his neighbors were drug dealers or murderers, he neglected to mention it.

The New York Times, it should be remembered, is the same newspaper that in 2008 — during John McCain’s failed presidential bid — wrote a piece on Arizona politics, highlighting then-congressman John Shadegg. He referred to his constituents who believe that a sovereign nation has a right to secure its borders, asxenophobic and intolerant.”  Shadegg is no longer a congressman.  He’s now earning a lucrative salary as a DC lobbyist — and no longer insulting us.


Boorish grads boo U.S. Ed. Sec. Betsy DeVos

May 11, 2017

Commencement season brings with it prominent speakers to bestow words of wisdom on graduates as they leave the confines of academia and prepare to make their way in the world. In generations past, the speakers were greeted with cordiality as the eager college seniors looked forward to putting their years of education to good use.

Unfortunately, times have changed. Many students, such as those at U of Calif. Berkeley, are practiced rioters. Twelve previous years of El-Hi have inculcated them with massive doses of liberalism — five days a week, 180 days a year. Rioters are not alone.  There are now a substantial number of “snowflakes,” who react negatively to instruction or issues they disdain, needing safe spaces, soothing music, coloring books, puppies and hot cocoa to comfort them.

They are products of non-competitiveness, where everyone on the team gets a participation award, but there are no actual winners, or conversely, losers. The prospect of hurting a losing competitor’s feelings is too unbearable to comprehend. Graduates who are unable to speak grammatically correct English are indicative of the lack of time spent on communication skills. What American History is taught has been given a new slant along with factual revisionism. Americans are not world leaders who live in freedom, granted by a masterfully crafted Constitution that invokes a Creator. It is an aggressor nation that oppresses its citizens and exploits the environment.

Graduates are not likely to favor capitalism over communism, because they view the former as exploitive, though they have no real grasp on the issues. Many of them voted for Socialist Bernie Sanders. They refer to politicians they don’t like as “Hitler,” lacking any understanding of the atrocities committed by the Nazi Third Reich.

It is with this backdrop that U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, was scheduled to give the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University — a historically black university in Daytona Beach, Florida on Wednesday.

DeVos was greeted with loud boos and turned backs as she reached the lectern to deliver her commencement remarks. As she spoke, she was booed, shouted at, and met with calls of “Go home!” from students and audience members. Minutes into her speech, the president of BCU, Edison Jackson, stopped her to address the disruptive students. Jackson said degrees would be mailed to students if their behavior continued. “Choose which way you want to go,” he said.

DeVos began again, but the toothless warning went unheeded as the boos increased.  She addressed some of the opposition to her speaking at the black university, asking for those critical of her to hear her out, voicing the Trump administration’s support for black colleges and universities. “We support you and we will continue to support you,” she said.

Business Insider reports that the weeks leading up to her speech were marked by vocal opposition by students, civil rights organizations, and Florida education groups, who claimed DeVos has no understanding of the history and significance of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)

Parents often go into debt to provide the college education they believe to be the key to their children’s successful futures. But instead of being educated, they are being indoctrinated and propagandized by mostly leftwing unionist instructors. This is where their National Education Association (NEA*) dues go. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT*) has the same agenda. American children spend more time each day with these agents of the left than they do their own parents.

On Tuesday, petitions carrying the names of over 8,000 students were delivered to university leaders urging them to “disinvite” DeVos from addressing the commencement ceremony.

Victimhood is a status graduating college seniors — of any background or ethnicity —-should ditch. It clashes with caps and gowns.

*H/T Center for Responsive Politics