McCain & the “dossier”: It’s worse than we thought

March 16, 2019

 

Jeff Dunetz, writing for The Lid, headlines his report, “BREAKING: McCain And Aide Worked With Steele To Spread Dossier All Around DC.”

As our longtime readers are aware, from time to time SRAZ provides what has turned out to be a much read favorite — titled, “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter.”

Today, we provide the back story to the sordid hoax intended to bring down the candidacy of Donald Trump, and most assuredly keep him out of the White House.

The vengeful and jealous John McCain was integral to passing on the fraud created by political opponents of Trump during his presidential campaign, alleging that the Russians had compromising information on the candidate. It was known at the time that McCain personally hand-carried the sleaze-laden documents to then-FBI Director James Comey in 2016. 

In his own inimitable and vulgar style, he acknowledged in 2017, “I did what duty demanded I do,” in passing on the documents. “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell.”

Yet as the salacious report exploded and dominated the news, McCain’s involvement mysteriously faded into the smutty haze.

The only way to deliver this potent news and fully reveal its unscrupulous purveyor is via the actual report. For a peek into the depraved mind of Arizona’s former senior senator, we urge you to read:McCain And Aide Worked With Steele To Spread Dossier All Around DC.”

Photo courtesy of “The Lid.”

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Want news? Failing AZ Republic invites you to write it

March 10, 2019

Editorial Page editor Boas’ shocking metamorphosis into a beggar 

It’s no secret the Arizona Republic is on its last legs. The situation has turned so dire for the local newspaper, that its parent company, Gannett, Co. Inc. recently laid off its Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist to save a few bucks. The action even threw the newspaper for a loop, featuring an editorial bidding a fond farewell to Steve Benson and his talented but venomous pen. This boot follows previous massive layoffs preceded by large scale buyouts of senior staffers.

A quick Internet search reveals countless publications detailing the company’s layoffs and overall wretched state. The Wall Street Journal recently headlined its report,Gannett’s Loss Widens as Ad, Circulation Revenue Fall.” Its been death by a thousand cuts, with so little coursing life blood left that the anorexic publication relies on vapid ASU Cronkite Journalism School student reporters who write as colloquially they speak. The absurdity could be entertaining, if you enjoy farce.  

But there is a bright light at the end of this darkened tunnel.

Editorial Page editor Phil Boas, is, of course, a deep thinker. Who could forget Boas? He’s the guy who dedicated years of his life to the craven pursuit of taking down popular 6-term Republican Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio — his own father-in-law.  Boas oversaw the endorsement of the problem plagued Democrat with this headline: “Elect Paul Penzone, not Sheriff Showboat.” After Penzone was elected, the new sheriff referred to illegal aliens as “guests.”

Now, functioning with editorless staff, a couple of far-leftwing columnists, and mostly purchased content, Boas has had to become inventive. His latest cost-cutting gimmick is called “Voices.” That’s the slick way he sells what they are not paying for but expect you to provide — previously known as op-ed pages. Those haven’t existed in the left-wing echo chamber for years. Not only can’t the newspaper afford established conservative opinion writers, it definitely doesn’t want them.

But the fact remains subscriptions are continuing to tank because few Trump-supporters can tolerate the elitist radical leftism that oozes off every page of the Hillary-endorsing newspaper. Boas and his like-thinking ideologues are bonded to the policy of insulting the very people who pay their increasingly overpriced subscription rates for emaciated editions.

Yet Boas farcically writes, “…we began our experiment with conservative writers [former Gov. Jan Brewer who pushed Medicaid expansion, was the odd choice]. And for a reason. After Donald Trump won election, most newspapers could not turn to their in-house and syndicated conservatives to express pro-Trump points of view, because so many media conservatives opposed Trump. I fit that category.”

After admitting his own bias against President Trump, Boas doesn’t name any conservatives on the Arizona Republic’s staff —- because he can’t. Even Libertarian-leaning Robert Robb has fallen in with the newspaper’s standard.

Most pathetically, following articles is this plea: “Support local journalism. Subscribe….today.” (We omitted the link the failing newspaper provided.)  The big-time beg should be written on corrugated cardboard with a black marker and held up for passing traffic on Van Buren Street by Editorial Page editor Phil Boas.


Democrats mainstream anti-Semitism & Update

March 7, 2019

The Holocaust, a shameful blight in modern history was a genocide in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically slaughtered six million European Jews — two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe —between 1933 and 1945. Adolf Hitler’s aim was total annihilation, facilitated by concentration camps equipped with showers that spewed deadly gas, ovens for humans and mass graves. After the allies liberated the skeletal, but still living victims, the rallying cry became, “Never Again!”

Who would imagine that anti-Semitism would find a home in the U.S. Congress in 2019 — a mere eight decades later?

Repeated vicious comments — widely criticized as anti-Semitic — questioning the patriotism of Jewish Americans, saying they “pledge allegiance to a foreign country,” referring to Israel, have been made by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a Somali immigrant and radical Islamic activist. Women’s March co-chair Linda Sarsour came to Omar’s defense. Sarsour has notoriously called for a “jihad” against President Trump and urged Muslims not to assimilate in America.

Sarsour, an associate of hate-monger Louis Farrakhan who called Jews “termites,” “Satanic” and worse, blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for pushing an anti-Semitism resolution, calling her a “typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men.” In the end, Democrat House leadership put forth a resolution that was gutted of its original intent. Pelosi’s resolution was first watered down to include the trendiest grievance groups of the moment.

In this video, Sarsour, surrounded by henchmen, refuses to answer whether Israel has a right to exist.

Radical Bronx Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the out-of-control new face of Socialism in the U.S. Congress supports Omar, who has called for a full-fledged boycott of Israel.

Omar made the controversial remarks while appearing alongside U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), another freshman congresswoman accused of making similar comments in recent weeks. She recently accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of bribing Republican lawmakers into supporting Israel in exchange for payoffs. The fact that AIPAC does not make financial contributions to political candidates or sitting lawmakers doesn’t faze Tlaib. In 2012, Omar tweeted that Israel had “hypnotized the world” and committed “evil doings,” yet she was still elected in 2016. Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to congress. Talib is a strident voice calling for the impeachment of President Trump.

Despite the fact that President Trump has fulfilled the promise of moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a promise made and quickly forgotten by other presidents,  a preponderance of Jewish voters remain irrationally bonded to the Democrat Party.

Barack Obama treated Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu with contempt, but still he carried 78% of the Jewish vote in 2008. Exit polls reflect Hillary’s odd appeal. Donald Trump, the father of a Jewish convert daughter and grandfather of three Jewish grandchildren, mysteriously only convinced 24% of Jewish voters. More than 75 percent voted for Democrats in the 2018 midterms.

It’s worth remembering the shameful display at the 2012 Democrat National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, when the delegates booed the inclusion of the word “God” in the language of their Party Platform and jeered the idea of moving the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem.

Here’s the SRAZ memory jogger — complete with the following shocking video.

 

The House Resolution  — read it HERE —- originally conceived to repudiate anti-Semitism, and specifically aimed at reprimanding Rep. Ilhan Omar, has been expanded to condemn Islamaphobia, white supremacy, anti-Catholicism, and racial profiling by law enforcement. Omar’s name is not mentioned. However, she did assist in writing what was supposed to be a rebuke of her overt bigotry.

Consider this capitulation the death knell for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rein. 


Skewing & spinning news to fit anti-Trump agenda

February 28, 2019

Historic summit merits no coverage; pre-prison congressional testimony of convicted perjurer tops front page

In a blatant fit of pique, the local daily once again provides spin rather than news. With its anti-Trump loathing prominently displayed, the Hillary-endorsing local newspaper teaches its ASU Cronkite J School student reporters, lacking professional guidance, a thing or two about the importance of placement.

Case in point: On the cusp of President Trump’s historic follow-up summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with the aim of denuclearizing the Korean peninsular, the coverage was found tucked away on page 15, in the USA Today single page insert. 

Worthy of Page One coverage, complete with three full-color oversize photos — one including school children singing “Happy Birthday to the Grand Canyon,” this headline topped the front page and jump page article: “Happy 100th, Grand Canyon National Park.”

It’s a good bet the singing students have never heard of Korea.

Arizonans are appreciative of our uniqueness. We’re proud to be known as the Grand Canyon State. We’ve hiked it and taken countless visiting friends and relatives to marvel at its majestic beauty. But celebrating its anniversary of being declared a national park is not even near to being on par with this crucial summit. Donald Trump is the first American President to even attempt to make inroads in this isolated, impoverished, unstable and nuclear-armed empire.

In May 2018, President Trump facilitated an unprecedented peace summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in that resulted in the leaders vowing to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons and declare an official conclusion to the technically ongoing war between the two nations after more than 70 years of saber rattling hostilities that have destabilized the region and worried world leaders.

President Trump met with Kim Jong-un last June with a follow-up meeting yesterday in Hanoi, Vietnam. “We’ll ultimately have a deal…that doesn’t mean we’re doing it in one day, in one meeting,” Trump told reporters shortly before concluding talks early.  

Once again, the Arizona Republic front page completely ignores the unprecedented meeting. The only mention is on page 8 of the single page USA Today insert.

Grabbing sweeping front page coverage of the failing left-wing newspaper is the pre-prison testimony of convicted perjurer Michael Cohen, trying to save his own ass by throwing red meat to the congressional Democrats in their desperate, staged pre-impeachment circus.

This quote from Cohen, previously convicted of lying to congress, sits above the headline, “Cohen‘s Counterpunch.”

“Donald Trump is capable of behaving kindly, but he is not kind. He is capable of committing act of generosity, but he is not generous. He is capable of being loyal, but he is fundamentally disloyal.”

Get it?


More deceit spews forth at the AZ Republic

February 4, 2019

All you need to know about the far left bent of the Arizona Republic newspaper is contained in the brief and erroneous description of the Southern Poverty Law Center in an article about Democrat U. S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, (CD-7) who claims his home was targeted by Patriot Movement Arizona.

Members of the group posted images of Gallego’s digs on Twitter (since removed), along with messages calling out his raw hypocrisy for opposing a border wall while living in a walled and gated community himself.

The group was correct in describing Gallego’s nearly 4,000 sq. ft. residence, with spectacular views of South Mountain, as being in a gated community.

The spectacular deception in the newspaper report described the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), as “a group that monitors extremist and hate groups,” writing the posts targeting Gallego appeared to be part of coordinated protests at the homes and residences of other Democrat politicians.

Where was the outrage when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife were met by screeching mobs outside their home? White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders and her family were forced out of a restaurant as were Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and her husband and others, by those who were encouraged to use violent tactics by Democrat U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters.

In truth, the Southern Poverty Law Center is, itself. a notorious hate group — and a well funded one, at that.

Interestingly, the SPLC has invested nearly 20 percent, or $69 million, of its $320 million endowment in offshore equity funds and other investments, according to its 2016 annual report. Christian conservative Family Research Council is prominently displayed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Map,” but not the violent left-wing extremist group Antifa.

This informative report  by Truth Revolt provides an excellent exposé of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Using the fraudulent motto, “Fighting Hate, Teaching Tolerance, Seeking Justice,” SPLC is an incredibly well-funded group engaged in  deceptive practices. On its website‘s “Hate Map” the Trump administration is singled out as fomenting hatred. An ongoing report titled, “Hate in the White House,” will give you an idea of the anti-Trump, hateful spew emanating from SPLC.

If it weren’t on life support and relying on ASU Cronkite School student interns to report, even the leftist Arizona Republic might be ashamed to mischaracterize the real hate mongers as those benignly seeking honesty. Nothing could be further from the truth.


VA Gov. Northam condemnations miss the mark

February 3, 2019

Horror of infanticide takes a back seat to racial insensitivity

We’ve reached a bizarre point in our history when an objectionable medical school yearbook photo in which the subject’s face is obscured, is deemed more offensive than condoning infanticide.

Comparing the vileness of aborting a human baby up until the moment it draws its first independent breath to a 35-year-old photo taken in another time and context and which the subject alternately admitted and then denied it was him, has become the rallying cry for demanding Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam resign.

Incredibly, Northam, who condones abortions up until birth, is a medical doctor specializing in pediatric neurology. Did we mention, he’s also a Democrat? Somehow that fact was obscured, as CNN in its zeal to besmirch a Republican, misidentified Northam as a member of the GOP.

But the revelation of the clearly offensive photo deemed to be Gov. Northam is what has brought the swiftest condemnation. Showing more spine for holding onto his job than for standing against infanticide, he has so far dug in his heels, refusing to acquiesce to the calls to step down, though the list of Democrat officials demanding his resignation continues to grow.

National Democrats including 2020 presidential wannabes Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, Julian Castro and Kamala Harris have called for Northam to resign. They are joined by former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, under whom Northam served as Lieutenant Governor, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Governors Association, former Vice President Joe Biden and even Hillary Clinton, who has made a career of lying — have all jumped on the bandwagon. The NAACP and MoveOn, a Soros-sponsored leftist mega-fundraising group have united behind the calls for Northam’s resignation. U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, all Virginia Democrats, joined in the voices raised against Northam.

Despite his resistance, it’s a good bet Northam’s more astute wife, Pam, is already packing in anticipation of vacating the Governor’s Executive Mansion.


Wurst cafe bans MAGA caps as “symbol of hate”

February 1, 2019

Before the sidewalks of San Francisco became littered with piles of human feces, as noted by the mayor, many Arizonans endured the proliferation of street bums to enjoy delectable meals in a city brimming with great restaurants, entertainment, museums and world class shopping. Same-day, half-price show tickets to theater performances sold at the Tix Booth in Union Square Park have been a reliable draw and the sights and sounds of the city were enchanting. The fact that it was a haven for leftists didn’t detract from the panache, since it was just a vacation, or a stop on the way to Napa and Sonoma winery destinations and more superb eateries.

No more. Now the far-left mental erosion has eaten away at sanity. The owner of a San Francisco-area (San Mateo) restaurant has announced that he will refuse service to any customers who walk into his restaurant wearing a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat.

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, the chef-partner at Wursthall restaurant, declares he will not serve MAGA hat-wearing customers, comparing the red Trump campaign-themed caps to wearing Nazi swastikas or the white hoods of the Ku Klux Klan.

Donald Trump, the  duly elected Republican president has overseen economic surges, the lowest unemployment in decades, and is fighting on our behalf to secure our sovereign and too easily penetrable southern border. He has delivered on promised judicial appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court and national federal district courts and has made unprecedented global inroads, yet is viewed by a screwy liberal wurst cook as a messenger of hatred and bigotry?

The illogical Californian views reality through a distorted and irrational liberal prism.

“It hasn’t happened yet, but if you come to my restaurant wearing a MAGA cap, you aren’t getting served, same as if you come in wearing a swastika, white hood, or any other symbol of intolerance and hate,” according to a now-deleted tweet from Lopez-Alt obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday.

Hungry for some superb dining? The Valley of the Sun is brimming with fine choices. Want to travel for epicurean delights? Try Sedona. The scenery is unmatched, you won’t find excrement on the sidewalks, the air is clean and liberals haven’t taken over the area. You can also venture further north and snow ski in Flagstaff or visit the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

If you’ve previously traveled to San Francisco, you have your memories. Keep your money in Arizona. This map tells the story. Donald Trump carried Arizona.  California, which lost its way years ago, gave all 55 of its electoral votes to Hillary Clinton.