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.


AZ U.S. Reps. Franks, Gosar, Schweikert target of Ryan-linked hit ads

March 11, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan is committed to ramming through his health care plan, ostensibly repealing and replacing Obamacare as promised by presidential candidate Donald Trump — an issue that resonated with American voters and helped propel him into the White House.  But the American Health Care Act, frequently referred to as Ryancare or Obamacare Lite is receiving push back from congressional conservatives who charge it doesn’t make the necessary changes.

Enter the American Action Network. The group with close ties to establishment House Republicrats, including Speaker Paul Ryan, is airing $500,000 in a deceptive TV ad blitz in more than two dozen media markets, urging conservatives associated with the Freedom Caucus to support Ryan’s flawed health care legislation.

The group boasts this latest campaign brings AAN’s total spending to $8.5 million in over 75 congressional districts nationwide. The Center for Responsive Politics lists 2016 cycle donors to American Action Network.

The latest ads will target 30 Congressional District Representatives including three in Arizona: Paul Gosar (CD-4), David Schweikert (CD-6) and Trent Franks (CD-8).

Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle provides what under reasonable circumstances would be the implausible back story to this high level deception. Obviously these are not reasonable circumstances. Paul Ryan’s deception is grand scale.

We urge you to read Boyle’sHoneymoon Over: Speaker Paul Ryan Targets His Own Republicans, Not Democrats, with Ads on Health Care.”


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.


Obama’s shadow government is a reality

March 5, 2017

Dems hypocritically engage in mind-boggling double standard

It is not a matter of coincidence that President Donald Trump is being hampered at every turn.  There has been a concerted effort to marginalize the businessman — not a politician — since he first entered the Republican presidential primary.  It intensified when he won the GOP nomination over 16 other candidates. But when his dedicated supporters handed scandal-plagued liberal icon Hillary Clinton a massive loss on Election Day 2016, it set the disbelieving left reeling. Not only have they and their media cohorts not recovered, they are working double time to undermine President Trump. This is not a ragtag group of malcontents. It is being led by Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama and his clique, who began working to retake control before Inauguration Day.

Since taking office, Trump’s advisers and cabinet picks have been brutalized by the colluding media. His wife and family have been subjected to vicious onslaughts both personally and professionally. Unable to relinquish the reins of power, Obama has moved into a mansion within close proximity to the White House and Capitol. In a recently reported bizarre move, Loretta Lynch his longtime confidant and former Attorney General has taken up residence in the Obama’s home. This is not an inconsequential ménage à trios, but a strategic repositioning of the left. The  household is ground zero for what they expect will be a thunderous, albeitbloody and deadly(one minute WND video) rebirth of radical liberalism.

The recipient of leftist billionaire George Soros’ funding, Obama has started “Organizing for Action,” closely aligned with the disruptive “Indivisible Project” protest movement. Its training manual instructs on effective opposition strategies to any policy or appointment put forth by President Trump. They also are the disruptive forces overtaking many GOP congressional town hall meetings. Breitbart provides chilling excerpts from the training manual. Joel B. Pollak, writing for the site also presents an expanded version of what conservative radio host, lawyer and author Mark Levin  refers to as “police state tactics”  to undermine President Trump. Levin implores Congress to investigate Obama’s “Silent Coup” vs. Trump.

Both of these links are imperative reading for American citizens who desire to preserve our liberties for future generations. It’s not an exaggeration to say we are at a dangerous crossroad,  aided and abetted by a media intent on collapsing the meteoric rise of Donald Trump — who is fearlessly fulfilling his campaign promises and just last week knocked the wind out of Democrat House and Senate members with his masterfully eloquent speech to the joint chambers.

The opposition yammers about meetings with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, hypocritically neglecting to remember the actions they describe as impeachable or worthy of taking down the U. S. Attorney General were actually engaged in by numerous Democrat senators and Obama himself.  As President, Obama hosted the high-ranking Russian at the White House nearly two dozen times. Katie Pavlich writing for Townhall includes the stellar list.

There are clearly two sets of standards. Gird your loins, America.  We’re in for a rough ride.


Arpaio denied jury trial: Judge to decide contempt case

March 3, 2017

Constitutional right to being tried before a jury of one’s peers denied former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton rejected arguments that a jury trial was needed to avoid the appearance of bias by Judge G. Murray Snow who recommended the criminal charge against the former sheriff.

Arpaio is charged with criminal contempt for defying a 2011 court order in a case stemming from his workplace patrols of illegals. Arpaio pleaded not guilty to the charge. He acknowledged violating the order but insisted the breech wasn’t intentional.

His trial is set for April 25. Judge Bolton, a registered Independent, was nominated to a lifetime appointment on the federal bench by Democrat Pres. Bill Clinton, based on a recommendation from then-U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, a Republican with John McCain’s concurrence. She was confirmed by a voice vote.

If convicted, Joe Arpaio, who will be 85 on Flag Day, June 14, could face up to six months in jail. His wife Ava battles a serious illness, but age and infirmities take a back seat to politics as usual. Though both of his parents were legal Italian immigrants, he was characterized in the media as being anti-immigrant for doing the job the citizens of Maricopa County reelected him to an unprecedented six four-year terms to do.

Mel McDonald, Arpaio’s lawyer, is the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. Although McDonald argued that an elected official’s actions should be decided by an impartial jury of his peers, he said his client won’t appeal this latest decision. “It’s not surprising,” McDonald is quoted as saying, noting that Bolton had previously said she was leaning toward deciding the case herself. Bolton declared there is no inherent right to jury trials in cases in which potential jail sentences are limited to six months or less.

This August 2016 posprovides background on the motivation of U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow, whose temper and apparent vendetta against Arpaio were frequently on display as he initially put this unsavory legal scheme into action