Americans deliberately being mislead on economy

October 6, 2015

Just days ago, in a report titled, “Grim Jobs Report Is Likely to Delay a Move by the Fed on Rates,” the New York Times wrote of the unexpectedly dismal job growth last month casting a shadow on the nation’s economy.” The newspaper described Friday’s government report as sending analysts scrambling for adjectives like “dreadful,” “a body blow” and “grim” to describe just how disappointing they found the latest employment figures.

The U.S. Department of Labor oddly boasted that the jobless rate held steady at 5.1 percent in September — despite wage gains stalling, the labor force shrinking and employers creating far fewer positions than they had been averaging in recent months. The latest Employment Summary makes clear that American workers are still failing to take home the kind of monetary rewards normally expected from a recovery that has being going on for more than six years.

If the staggering economy were a patient, it would be on life support.

So why does the USAToday edition — tucked into the anorexic Arizona Republic in an effort to give it heft — report that the Army has hit its target for recruits in 2015, exceeding its goal, because “the improving economy has offered young men and women more job options….”

The obvious takeaway is that the lackluster economy offers few opportunities, lessening employment choices and causing youth, who might have other aspirations, to sign up for the military as they seek a steady income.

There appear to be major discrepancies in economic analysis among the sources. Then again, does anyone actually put any faith in the rosier numbers coming out of the Obama administration with Thomas Perez — the exceedingly left-wing and political former Assistant Attorney General in Obama’s DOJ — now in the position of Secretary of Labor? Here is Perez announcing his intention to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in a May 2012 news clip.

AZ Republic’s skewed “viewpoints” expose bias

September 28, 2015

Newspaper makes no effort to provide balance

Sunday’s edition of the Arizona Republic is a classic, rife with examples of the leftward lurch that underscores the entire failing publication. For the untutored reader it would be easy to mistake the page topping headlines “Viewpoints Sunday” and “Opinions” as vehicles delivering a variety of vantage points. That is obviously not the case.

There’s the requisite piece of open borders blather from Linda Valdez, the resident amnesty doyenne.  An Our Turn article titled “Focus on the Future” is the joint effort of two notable educrats, Sybil Francis (wife of Arizona State University’s overpaid president Michael Crow) and Lattie Coor, who preceded Crow as ASU president. The duo seeks to exert liberal influence within the state’s educational structure and beyond.

The expected piece of Arpaio bashing is front and center. This one dripping with sarcasm aimed at the sheriff and his office. Letters to the editor? Most sound as though they were crafted by the ASU’s Cronkite journalism students who have risen to jobs for which they are unqualified, as seasoned staffers grab their retirement and run — before the dam finally breaks. 

Focusing on the Question of the Week, under AZ Talk, the skew is irrefutable.  The question, “If Trump wins the Republican primary can he win the White House? “ is answered by each of four selected respondents with the first word emboldened and preceding a short explanation. There are two “No” answers, one “Never” and one “Maybe“. Of the four only one is a registered Republican. Listed under their names are their jobs, presumably intended to convey credibility. Two are either former or current teachers, one is a sculptor’s assistant, and another is described as a “community enthusiast.” 

Phil Boas, son-in-law of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is the director of the Arizona Republic’s editorial pages. That means he oversees the constant barrage against his wife’s father and the grandfather of his kids. It’s a good bet he also has at least some authority over the type of questions asked and the selection of those who respond —  typically in lockstep — with the newspaper‘s bent. Conservatives should consider giving this guy a call and volunteering to provide their perspective on issues concerning us all. Phil Boas can be reached at 602-444-8292. No doubt he’d like to hear from you.

Trickery escalates at the Arizona Republic

September 21, 2015

Using intentionally imprecise words, Arizona’s newspaper of record toils at trying to influence its increasingly diminished base of readers.

Standing as a stark example is Sunday’s front page headline, topping the final installment of an eight-part series — the sole intent of which is to defeat Maricopa County’s popular Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The headline?  “As Arpaio considers a 7th bid for office, some say it’s time to go.”  Got that?  “Some say.”

The objective of an eight-part series is to encompass two weekends, since the withered readership includes a larger segment of Sunday only subscribers. Between now and the 2016 election, count on the fact that the Daily Insult will quote itself repeatedly as it desperately attempts to exert influence. Of course, those glory days when citizen voters stood in line at polling places with the newspaper’s endorsement list in hand, have long since passed. Now it’s far more likely that an endorsement will be the kiss of death for candidates and issues.

The left-wing, pro-amnesty-for-illegals newspaper which we often refer to as The Periódico de la República de Arizona, never lets facts get in the way of agenda. Its Open Borders Queen, Linda Valdez, takes up three-quarters of the editorial page with, ”10 immigration myths debunked.” In fact, she “debunked” nothing. But truth holds no relevance when it comes to opinion pieces passing themselves off as factual. The left-weighted newspaper ceased having an op-ed page or featuring opposing columnists years ago.

In order to remove the onus from invading Hispanics coming across our nation’s southern border, the folks at the Daily Insult solicited a local lawyer to write a lengthy piece about his family’s generational roots in Arizona facilitated by his illegal Chinese grandfather. According to the saga, the grandfather moved easily between China and the United States, returning to his homeland to find a bride and then slipping her in with him on a return trip. The author concludes by chastising the use of the term “anchor baby,” lecturing on the hardships illegals endure as they sneak into the U.S. 

Republicese is a language unto itself. Reading it takes patience and definitely the assistance provided by a Primer. We cheerfully provide, “A Primer: How to decipher Republicese,” which includes a link to the ever-popular “Lingo.”  The language of Newspeak, AP’s revised acceptable words can be found in, “Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press.”

Be aware, the invasion now employs even more fanciful jargon with the words “migrants, undocumented, refugees, asylum seekers” replacing the now politically incorrect “illegal aliens” —  a term we will continue to use.

Though this revealing post was written in 2013, it includes links going back to 2008. 

AZ Republic aims for Arpaio, misses the target

September 14, 2015

Popular sheriff takes repeated carping in his stride

Campaign season is often derisively referred to as the silly season. It might more accurately be described as the endless night of the long knives. We are more than a full year away from the 2016 elections, but reading the pro-open borders Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) would lead an otherwise rational person to conclude the elections were upon us. A reader of the newsosaur could also be forgiven for thinking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the devil incarnate rather than a professional lawman who has been returned to office by the voters of America’s fourth most populous county to an unprecedented six 4-year terms.

Arpaio’s stellar credentials and years of military and police service to our country — including an extraordinary worldwide federal career with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and ultimately as head of the DEA for Arizona — fail to impress the liberals at the newspaper.  So much so, in fact, they labor tirelessly attempting to take him out, obviously missing the fact that subscriptions continue to decline and the majority of political endorsements fail.

Sunday’s edition exemplifies the lengths to which they will go in their fruitless efforts. A wordy but contrived report became front-page material to the failing newspaper. Since its content is slim to non-existent, a full three-quarters of the page was devoted to Joe Arpaio’s head and shoulder image. The inside jump-page in this first of an eight-part series, is wishfully titled, “Arpaio: Is his time up?”

Proof of the delusional thinking at the struggling daily is the bold header stating, “Many in his own party think it’s time for him to leave.” Who are the go-to Republicrat sources to substantiate the claim? Establishment Paul Charlton, fired as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, and two consistently Democrat endorsing former office holders, Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley and Attorney General Grant Woods, once chief of staff to John McCain. Buffoonish Woods has never made good on his repeated threat to switch political parties, which would be a more authentic representation of his political bent.

As we stated in Quartet of rancorous “formers” pile on Arpaio, posted in April 2012, once again, duplicity reigns supreme at the Arizona Republic.

In order to facilitate reading this slop, we gift our readers with,” A Primer: How to decipher Republicese,” which includes a link to the still relevant and popular, “Lingo,”first posted in 2008.

Political correctness skews rational thought

August 27, 2015

PC absurdities from Hollyweird, to sports and politics

Hopping aboard the leftwing politically correct train a few decades late, actress Julianne Moore has launched an online petition to change the name of the high school she attended in Falls Church, Virginia in the mid-1970’s. Moore now claims the school,  J.E.B. Stuart High, named for a Confederate general and Virginia native who was killed in battle during the Civil War, is a symbol of racism.

“No one should have to apologize for the name of the public high school you attended and the history of racism it represents,  as so many alumni of Stuart have felt the need to do our whole lives,” says Moore. a committed liberal and atheist. She suddenly wants the school renamed for Thurgood Marshall, who represented the NAACP in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case before becoming a Supreme Court justice.

Her personal background is interesting. Moore, 54, was born into privilege in North Carolina.  Her father was an Army Colonel and a military judge. Her Scottish-born mother, an American educated psychologist, legally immigrated to the U.S. as a child in 1950.  In 2011, Moore chose an odd way to “honor” her newly deceased mother.  The actress, who has amassed great wealth from American movie goers,  renounced her American citizenship.

On Tuesday, ESPN suspended Curt Schilling, after the former Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star pitcher and current  baseball analyst for the network, posted a message on Twitter that drew a comparison between extremist Muslims and Nazis. The tweet which he quickly deleted contained a picture of Hitler and stated, “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” Schilling added: “The math is staggering when you get to true #’s.”

It turns out comparisons of mass murderers is politically incorrect. Who knew?

“Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” said ESPN in a statement. “We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.” Schilling also serves as an analyst for the network’s Sunday Night Baseball.

Schilling rushed to apologize: “I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.”

Apparently mass beheadings — some committed by young boys encouraged by their terrorist fathers, child rapes and burning caged men alive for the cameras works for ESPN.

Democrat presidential aspirant Martin O’Malley actually apologized for saying “Black lives matter,” and adding, “white lives matter, all lives matter.” The former Maryland governor appeared with fellow candidate, self-described Democratic Socialist  Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT), and were shouted off the stage by radicals at the July Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix, for having the temerity to include all lives as having relevance. The extremists in the Black Lives Matter movement do not tolerate expanding the lives that matter beyond their own.

These  politically correct contrivances are reminiscent of Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller “1984.” Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

The mind control and group think described in the fictional “1984” is in full bloom in 2015.

Pres. Richard Nixon resigned 41 years ago today

August 8, 2015

War on conservatives has deep roots

There is a correlation between the taking down of President Richard Nixon and the removal of Gov. Evan Mecham from office here in Arizona. The media despised both of the Republicans for their conservative bent and went after them with relentless fervor. Mecham, a successful businessman and former state senator, faced a simultaneous impeachment, recall and endured a criminal trial — in which he was acquitted of the charges brought against him. The press was on a mission to remove him from the day the ballots were counted in 1986 and he was declared the winner.

Both men served their country in the military. Mecham was an Army Air Corps officer, a decorated war hero, and was held as a prisoner during World War II.

After completing law school and working in the legal field, Nixon served as a Navy Lieutenant Commander in the Pacific during World War II, winning numerous medals.

Most people know of his resignation (video) as a result of what was referred to as the Watergate scandal, but few are aware of his numerous accomplishments while President. From his days in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, he was a leading anti-Communist when Communism was the major threat to our life and liberty, as Islamic terrorism is acknowledged to be today. He was also Governor of California and  served eight years as Vice President of the United States. Richard Nixon was reelected in 1972 by one of the largest landslides in U.S. history. 

Long before it was trendy, Pres. Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency. He ended American involvement in the Vietnam War, bringing home American prisoners. Nixon ended the military draft and lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, reasoning that if you were old enough to serve your country in the military during combat, you should be old enough to vote for those who govern us. His presidential administration supported transferring power from Washington to the states, and he supported and enforced desegregation of Southern schools, opposed by Democrats. Nixon opened previously closed diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China and initiated détente, which he referred to as  a “thawing out” of relations with the Soviet Union, resulting in the much heralded Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. 

There’s more to the story.

AZ GOP Graham misleads, blames; ignites war with LaFaro

July 30, 2015

In this emailed letter addressed to Republican PCs, Chairmen and Executive Committee Members, AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham has removed the saber from its scabbard as he proceeds to slash at…. “a former party chairman” defined by Graham as “woefully unsuccessful…” while questioning his “true Republican” commitment.

The bizarre letter, received Wednesday is titled, “Dispelling Rumors.” It should have been titled, “Fancy Footwork by a Clumsy Dancer.”

The fact is Graham has received numerous questions — all of which have gone unanswered — regarding his recent disreputable actions toward the Maricopa County Republican Party which he characterizes as “rumors surrounding the temporary cash assistance we provided to MCRC.” He then makes embarrassingly inept attempts to “provide some insights.”

This is just another of many such shoddy misadventures in which Graham has engaged. Scratching the surface always reveals his links to the McEstablishment in general and John McCain, in particular. A few examples can be found here.

Acknowledging “mistakes” were made, Graham runs for cover behind the skirts of his aged grandmother’s out-of-state birthday celebration, his staffers and his need to be “in DC speaking at a Senate briefing against President Obama’s Iranian deal.” What Robert Graham’s foreign policy or nuclear enrichment expertise is, remains a mystery.

The “former party chairman” Robert Graham alludes to is not nameless — neither is he mute. Unlike Graham, he is a committed conservative named A.J. LaFaro — and he is more than willing to respond. His reply isn’t disjointed and doesn’t ramble, since he has nothing to conceal.

A.J. LaFaro’s succinct response:

Robert Graham appears to have serious problems. His continued lame attempts and Saul Alinsky tactics to promote himself while falsely attacking conservatives is irrational and divisive – but not unexpected.

The cheap shot he took at me is meaningless, frivolous, baseless and without merit just like the complaint filed by the progressive socialists.The AZGOP Precinct and State Committeemen should remove Robert Graham from office just like John McCain.

A. J. LaFaro
National Director, Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA)
Immediate Past Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 372 other followers