Leftist AZ Republic hammers conservative U.S. Rep. Biggs

February 21, 2018

In campaign mode, liberal agenda moves front and center

 When the Arizona Republic, an undeniably left-wing newspaper endorsed ethically challenged Hillary Clinton for President of the United States in 2016, the editorial board went to great lengths to characterize the endorsement of the scandal-plagued Democrat as an anomaly. The board collectively claimed it was the first time in the newspaper’s history they veered into liberal land. “Despite her flaws,” the ‘Never Trumpers’ wrote, “Clinton is the superior choice.”

The Hill reported that in the final national newspaper endorsement count, Clinton led by 57, to Trump’s 2 — proof that endorsements mean nothing. The only endorsement that matters is that of the voters on Election Day. In a decisive vote against the Jeb! Bush supporting GOP establishment, Trump swept the Electoral College. He also won formerly solid Democrat states. Hillary’s declaration that she was going to shut down coal mining in West Virginia, badly backfired. Traditionally blue states Michigan and Wisconsin joined a host of others that went for Trump.

The Republic’s decidedly leftward lurch is evident with the in-tandem efforts of columnists EJ Montini and Laurie Roberts engaging in unconcealed cronyism with cartoonist Steve Benson, as all ferociously rip the president.

The latest tactic is to undermine Arizona’s strong congressional conservatives with incendiary language in a concerted effort to destroy them. 

SRAZ recently bared the vile effort to undermine U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ CD-4).  The editorial was headlined, “Paul Gosar is a disgrace to Arizona.”  It began with these words, “ Republicans in Congressional District 4 need to find somebody to defeat U.S. Rep Paul Gosar in the primary. His smash mouth style brings serial embarrassment to our state.”

Who are they kidding? The dentist turned congressman makes Republicans who are paying attention proud. Conservatives usually pay extra close attention, and they have no reason to peel away from the popular representative of the people. . 

Now the target is U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ CD-5), former state senate president. Marginal Montini shovels what he views as the first load of escremento, calling Congressman Biggs a “Trump toady,” and maligning him for winning the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes. That prize allowed Biggs to retire from the practice of law and enter the political arena, a move which has greatly benefited Arizonans. Leftist ideologue Montini, a dependable lap dog for the radical mindset of those who pay his salary, has accomplished nothing to which he can point with pride since he was first hired in 1979.

Count on the fact that the newspaper known as the Arizona Repulsive is just warming up. Election season is approaching. But as the failing newspaper is gasping its last breaths it has been rejected by those who were touted as keeping it on course. We recently wrote, “AZ Republic becomes an orphan as both mommies split,” detailing its abandonment.

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Traumatized teens marching against guns target wrong culprit

February 20, 2018

Blame and threaten Pres. Trump, NRA rather than gun free zones

Statistics point to the fact that it is guns in the hands of the wrong people — psychotic shooters in gun free zones — who are the actual culprits.

This National Review article,A Look at the Facts on Gun-Free Zones,” was published over two years ago, prior to the carnage perpetrated by an expelled student charged with  killing at least 17 classmates and wounding more than a dozen others at his former high school in Parkland, Florida. The LA Times provides an overview of the shooter.

The nation’s sympathies are with the survivors of the horrific bloodbath and the families of those who were mowed down by the manic assailant, who mysteriously slipped through the hands of law enforcement, though the FBI was pre-warned about him in January. Students, encouraged by anti-Second Amendment activists, have called on their peers around the country to demand action. The National School Walkout on March 14 and the March for Our Lives on March 24 are scheduled. With no understanding of the Second Amendment, they are calling for its repeal as they blame the NRA and President Trump for the actions of a former classmate many described as odd and troubled. That would be analogous to banning cars for highway deaths or bread knives for fatal stabbings.

“We’re marching because it’s not just schools. It’s movie theaters, it’s concerts, it’s nightclubs,” student Alex Wind when appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“This kind of stuff can’t just happen. You know, we are marching for our lives, we’re marching for the 17 lives we lost. And we’re marching for our children’s lives and our children’s children and their children.”

“These people who are being funded by the NRA are not going to be allowed to remain in office when midterm elections roll around,” student Emma Gonzalez declared. “They’re going to be voted out of office. Incumbency rates are going to drop.”

Mute when 14 mass shootings occurred during Barack Obama‘s presidency, they obviously have been well coached to blame President Trump. Student David Hogg, called the president “disgusting” for questioning a lack of action by Democrats when they controlled both houses of Congress and the White House.

Ignoring Obama, whose gun-controlled hometown of Chicago rivals a battlefield, Hogg stated, “You are in that exact position right now, and you want to look back on our history and blame the Democrats? That’s disgusting, You’re the President. You’re supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us. How dare you!  Children are dying, and their blood is on your hands because of that. Please take action. Stop going on vacation in Mar-a-Lago. Take action. Work with Congress.”

What they don’t understand is that “gun free zones” are tantamount to issuing an invitation to would-be assassins, alerting them to the fact that there’s no security.

There is no question that our culture has made violence an entertainment staple for decades, from violence in cartoons watched by toddlers to video games favored by preteens and their older siblings, willingly purchased by their obliging parents who slough off the mind numbing effects. Movies and song lyrics contribute to desensitization to violence.

The Second Amendment was placed immediately after the First enshrining freedom of speech for a reason. Our Founders regarded gun ownership as that important.  Not only for hunting, but to provide a means of defense against an over-zealous government.


Amnesty pig Jeff Flake’s latest scheme exposed

February 19, 2018

Inanely grinning egotist Jeff Flake has never been accused of being an intellect. Deceitful and scheming? Absolutely! Trusting him with America’s border security is akin to trusting his son Austin with your pet schnauzer.

It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words. The one accompanying Breitbart’s recent report is worth at least double that. The poor pig likely had no say in being forced to pose with Arizona’s Senior Senator’s (ASS) amnesty clone Jeff Flake.

Breitbart exposes the rabid, pro-amnesty scheme Trump-hating Flake says he intends to force a vote on in the U.S. Senate with “Jeff Flake-Backed Amnesty Plan: DACA Extension for Minor Wall Funding.”

Arizonans know Republican poser Jeff Flake all too well, which is why he plunged to an unprecedented 18% approval rating that led him to abandon his reelection campaign after a single term in the U.S. Senate. Even the marginal Flake knew there weren’t yet enough newly minted voters to keep him in office.

Amnesty, in all its incarnations, is a gift to the Democrat Party, with the ultimate goal of rendering the GOP to Whig status.  Ann Coulter got it right with this still relevant column back in 2013.


Conservatives under siege from both ends of the spectrum

February 18, 2018

AZ Republic hammers whites, senior citizens and evangelicals

In yet another brash surge of leftism, the Trump-hating, illegal alien adoring, Hillary Clinton-endorsing local newspaper has ventured into full thrust spew mode today.

In April 2017 SRAZ posted, “We read the AZ Republic so you don’t have to.” Today’s despicably insulting edition presents the embodiment of that assessment.

Open borders hack Linda Valdez regurgitates her usual blather about how we need “immigrant” workers, never distinguishing between actual immigrants who arrive in the U. S. through our generous legal process, while acclimating to our culture —- and “illegal aliens,two words that are anathema to the radical left.(watch the brief news clip contained in the link.)

Phil Boas, the vicious editorial page editor who devoted years and countless words to taking down his own father-in-law, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is back to trashing President Trump, oddly comparing him to John Wayne’s 1969 movie character Rooster Cogburn.

The method replicates the one recently employed as he oversaw the editorial board’s attempted mutilation of conservative U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R- AZ CD-4) referring to the reputable congressman as a “disgrace to Arizona.“ Roll Call exposed the shockingly shameful antics being used by the GOP establishment in an attempt to oust conservatives in general and Dr. Paul Gosar, in particular. This is not news to Arizona conservatives who have long served as a punching bag for Jeff Flake and Arizona’s Senior Senator {ASS} John McCain.

Boas’ vitriol is not limited to Trump. His hate-bound, small mind also blames “evangelicals and senior citizens” whom he claims turned to a “greasy vagabond lacking character to fight on their behalf.”  That’s his description of the President of the United States. Self loathing Boas, who is white, bizarrely alleges, “Trump is how white people riot,” and asserts “Trump made white people their own tribe.”

The failing newspaper, originally known as the Arizona Republican, long ago abandoned its roots. It is contemptuous of all but the extremist left.


Why is a leftist billionaire targeting Arizona?

February 17, 2018

The troubling answer is inept AZ GOP leadership

It’s campaign season and fundraising is an integral part of the equation. It takes money for candidates to get their messages to the voters. We get that.

What is perplexing is the latest missive from AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines. You know the one we mean. It’s the AZ GOP Daily Update! The salutation of which he inexplicably opens with an ill-placed exclamation point and then goes on to declare it, “The Only Official Newsletter of the Arizona Republican Party!” (There’s that pesky misplaced exclamation point again.) Wonder who he’s taking pot-shots at? Could be the actual daily, fact-filled Maricopa County GOP  newsletter most conservative precinct committeemen read, that includes otherwise not seen insider information including calendared meetings and events?

Lines obliviously asks, “Have you seen the news about California billionaire Tom Steyer? (He inventively spells the guy’s name two different ways in the same “official” newsletter.) “Steyer has decided that ARIZONA is the perfect target for his out-of-touch liberal agenda.”

“He’s already pumping money into a left-wing ballot initative (Oops. Another misspelling.) focused on solar energy that would devastate rural Arizona and send the cost of electricity SKYROCKING. An ASU professor has even called it “folly” and “totally divorced from physics reality,” Lines writes.

“Styer has also promised to spend $30 million to elect Democrats in states he thinks liberals can win, including Arizona.” “We can’t let this happen. It’s our grassroots supporters that make a difference,” Lines somberly intones.

No right thinking Republican disagrees with that.  But the elephant-in-the-room unasked question is, “What has suddenly made Arizona vulnerable to such an incursion?”

The  incomprehensible answer is Arizona Republican leadership that remained mute in the face of Arizona’s two Obama colluding U.S. Senators — John McCain and Jeff Flake — repeatedly denigrating Donald Trump, who was victorious over 16 other Republican Primary candidates, sweeping the entire United States with his “Make America Great Again” message and talking about securing and protecting our national border? Did Lines or Robert Graham before him, ever attempt to rein them in? The answer is a resounding “NO!” The Flakey McMachine has hastened the susceptibility to such an attempted coup with their own vicious attacks, sanctimonious declarations of never voting for Trump, and  denouncing him from the senate floor. McCain even hand carried the Hillary-generated and now discredited so-called “dossier’ intended to discredit President Trump, to the FBI director.

Rather than sounding the alarm about Steyer (or is it Styer?) long after the fact, Jonathan Lines should have reined in Arizona’s substandard Republicrats, emulating RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel as she took Jeff Flake to the political woodshed. Leadership is shown by comporting one’s self as a leader when the need arises, not by cowering and whining after the fact.


AZ Republic becomes an orphan as both mommies split

February 16, 2018

As if anyone needed further evidence that the local newspaper is on borrowed time, the latest report is that Nicole Carroll, a senior newsroom executive at the Arizona Republic for over a decade, is leaving to take the post of Editor-in-Chief of USATODAY, “the nation’s largest circulation newspaper,’ according to the Republic’s own front page coverage of the abandonment.

The reason behind the large circulation claim is the garish, magazine-like publication is given away “free” at hotels across the USA. Or so we thought. The Gannett publication actually reaps mega millions yearly with the distribution, by colluding with hotels to tack the charges onto your bill.

Just a couple of months ago, Arizona State University bragged it had snagged the Arizona Republic’s Publisher Mi-Ai Parrish. She was willing to ditch the newspaper for what is reported to be a much lower salary to take the post of Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Think of that as inculcating leftwingism to the J students.

Parrish left her post as president and publisher of Republic Media, which operates the Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and La Voz as part of the USA Today Network — to join the Cronkite School on Jan. 1. She will “teach, write, speak and collaborate on how to preserve and grow a robust free press in the digital age.”  With those abilities, Parrish should have stayed at the newspaper and tried to keep it afloat —- although she was probably all too aware of the futility of that ginormous task.

Firings, buy-outs of long term employees and general mayhem have been the order of the day at the increasingly anorexic newspaper. Cronkite students, using colloquialisms and writing in Charles Schultz’ Snoopy “It was a dark and stormy night” style, are ineffectively filling the gaps.

The Hillary-endorsing newspaper is a contemptible farce, mercifully fading fast. It has shrunken in actual size but uses oversized — oftentimes, half page photos or illustrations — to take up space. Content consists in large part of pre-written pap that bears no resemblance to news. Entertainment and dining are given prominence. More than occasionally the same article will appear a day apart, or even in the same issue, with a few pages separating them, earning it our nickname of The Daily Regurgitation. We also refer to it as The Periódico de la República de Arizona for its unswerving open borders stance and desire to gift American citizenship to those who disregard our laws and sovereignty.

Most egregious of all is its propensity to routinely insult the aging demographic readers, who overwhelming voted for President Trump, a man the newspaper despises. Disreputable RINOs McCain and Flake, both on their way out, are its poster “boys” of Republicanism.

ASU’s journalism students have become the unseasoned glue that holds the disheveled mess together, though their commitment to the First Amendment is questionable.  In 2009, after inviting Sheriff Joe Arpaio to participate in a forum, the students in the audience began loudly chanting Bohemian Rhapsody, drowning him out as he attempted to respond.

Do those in charge at the Republic actually expect anyone to take seriously the views of the skewed editorial board, the toady columnists and rude student reporters who disrespect the First Amendment?

Thursday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal carried a cogent editorial, “Peter Thiel’s Warning to the Valley.” The Valley in question was Silicon Valley but the Valley of the Sun would be an apt substitute. The thrust is contained in these few words: “Hostility to half of America isn’t good business—or politics.”


AZ citizens get final kick from pro-illegal Flake, McCain staffers

February 14, 2018

AZ Prison system: Young illegals commit crime at twice the rate of young U.S. citizens. They also tend to commit more serious crimes.

Jeff Flake, nearly out the senate door after not seeking reelection due to  his unprecedented bleak 18% approval rating — and Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS), whose auto-piloted office, run in his month’s long absence by this mostly left-leaning ideologue staffers, are each showing Arizonans what matters most to them. 

It isn’t the Arizona citizens they are supposed to represent. Flake and McCain, suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, are going for their ‘Last Harrah.’

Their priority are the illegal aliens who disregard our laws, demand amnesty, citizenship, and yes, fill our prisons at alarming rates far outpacing American citizens — especially the 15 to 35 age group comprising the two senator’s sainted,  “Dreamers,” who need only claim they were brought to the U.S. by their illegal parents. There is no way to verify whether they arrived 10 years or ten months ago. Neither are they all “kids” as they’ve been portrayed.  Many are grandparents.

But facts are irrelevant to the amnesty supporting team who deceitfully refer to themselves as conservatives and opportunistically campaign on securing the border. Here are a couple of memory refreshers featuring  John McCain and Jeff Flake.

This month, John R. Lott, of the Crime Prevention Research Center using newly released detailed data on all prisoners who entered the Arizona state prison system from January 1985 through June 2017 updated his previous report. His organization was able to separate non-U.S. citizens by whether they are illegal or legal residents. Unlike other studies, these data do not rely on self-reporting of criminal backgrounds. Undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans. They also tend to commit more serious crimes and serve 10.5% longer sentences, more likely to be classified as dangerous, and 45% more likely to be gang members than U.S. citizens. Yet, there are several reasons that these numbers are likely to underestimate the share of crime committed by undocumented immigrants. There are dramatic differences between in the criminal histories of convicts who are U.S. citizens and undocumented immigrants.

Young convicts are especially likely to be undocumented immigrants. While undocumented immigrants from 15 to 35 years of age make up slightly over two percent of the Arizona population, they make up about eight percent of the prison population. Even after adjusting for the fact that young people commit crime at higher rates, young undocumented immigrants commit crime at twice the rate of young U.S. citizens. These undocumented immigrants also tend to commit more serious crimes.

If illegals committed crime nationally as they do in Arizona, in 2016 they would have been responsible for over 1,000 more murders, 5,200 rapes, 8,900 robberies, 25,300 aggravated assaults, and 26,900 burglaries.

Flake and McCain have spent their careers promoting citizenship for illegals, which will irreparably increase the Democrat voting bloc, rendering Republicans to the dust heap of history. They are both committed to destroying President Trump. We would include their phone numbers and urge calls to their senate offices, but the lines are filled and no one answers. Know this, Flake admits to groaning when he hears illegals called “illegal.”

 Flake’s latest amnesty scheme covered in the Washington Times, is known as the “PILLAR Act of 2018.” In a legacy move, he agrees to end chain migration hoping to score a win out the door.