SCOTUS to hear race-based college admissions cases

January 26, 2022

Within two months of his inauguration, Joe Biden’s handlers began hastily reversing the Trump administration‘s policies negating the disproportionate use of race in college admissions. While the Trump administration sought a narrowly tailored use of race or even color-blind admission standards, Biden advanced the practice of using race as a principal factor in selecting students, all for achieving the insultingly illogical goals of racial equity and diversity. High grades and achievement took a back seat to race-based factors, although melanin, the primary determinant of skin pigment, is something over which none of us have any control.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case challenging the practice of affirmative action, which factors race into college admissions. Lawsuits assert that Harvard University,* a private institution, and the University of North Carolina,* a state college, discriminate against Asian American applicants, who frequently achieve higher scores than their student counterparts.

In the Harvard case, petitioners argue that the private university’s policy unfairly disadvantages Asian-American applicants in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. In the North Carolina case, petitioners allege that the policy of the public university violates the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Biden’s handlers indicated that his administration will aggressively promote affirmative action with his nomination of Kristen Clarke to lead the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, which oversees the department’s position on cases related to affirmative action.

Clarke was previously president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, an organization that actively defends colleges’ use of race as a key admission factor. She is a staunch advocate of using admissions processes to achieve a student body that is more racially diverse than its applicant pool.

Don’t hold your breathe waiting for a decision on this important matter. The court is not expected to hear the consolidated cases until next term, meaning a decision is not likely until later this year or early next year, according to the informative Ballotpedia.


Trump comes to town, lets conservatives down

January 16, 2022

Republicrat Kari Lake endorsement is a monumental fail

Drawing an enormous crowd of energized supporters, as only he can do, former President Donald Trump held his first 2022 rally in Florence, Arizona, at the Canyon Moon Ranch festival grounds.

Although there is still speculation he will run for president again, a large percentage of his loyalists believe he remains most effective as an energizing force to keep Republican candidates on topic and point to his multiple successes that need to be replicated. During Trump’s administration, the economy soared and employment was at a record high. He was constructing the border wall he had promised as a candidate and appointed a record number of judges to the federal bench and three justices — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — to the U.S. Supreme Court, comprising a conservative majority.

As president, his style was unique but effective. America was once again elevated on the world stage. He engendered a loyal following that still exists as evidenced by the massive crowd he drew Saturday.The Heavy has photos, although its estimated crowd size is thousands lower than we saw. Since there was no coliseum-style seating, it was difficult to get photos without professional equipment.

Energy ran high throughout the event. The single, but “huge” disappointment was Trump’s endorsement of former TV anchor, teleprompter reading, Kari Lake in Arizona’s governor’s race. Now a Republican, the party switching, generous donor to John Kerry and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns is a standout for her lack of ability to run the state of Arizona. Trump cannot possibly know each of the candidates he endorses, and in this case he obviously got disastrous advice.

Here is Kari Lake, who claims to be pro-life, endorsing pro-abortion Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court when Obama tried (and failed) to slip him in as a last minute nominee to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who mysteriously died while on a hunting trip. Garland was resurrected as the U.S. Attorney General by feeble Biden’s handlers. Among his first acts was suing the state of Texas over its newly implemented abortion law.

These are a few revealing posts about unqualified, teleprompter reader Kari Lake:

July 26, 2021: Conservative” AZ Gov candidate Kari Lake was an Obama democrat. Major new video added

Aug. 3, 2021: GOP hating newspaper promotes former dem Kari Lake as GOP governor. New video explains why

Sept. 23, 2021: Fake “conservative” Guv candidate Kari Lake’s moral compass is broken

Sept. 29, 2021: Pres. Trump gets bad advice in AZ Gov’s race

Oct. 3, 2021: Fake conservative Kari Lake fails trying to speak Republicanese

Oct. 27, 2021: Merrick Garland supporter Kari Lake goes mute as he mobilizes FBI against parents


Biden administration continues to rack up losses

January 14, 2022

VP Kamala Harris confirms she’s incompetent

The U.S. Supreme Court, in this 6-3 ruling, delivered a blow to Joe Biden on Thursday, blocking his COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandates for companies with 100 or more employees. Biden’s handlers expressed disappointment in this statement.

Former President Donald Trump praised the court’s ruling, saying it, “confirmed what we all knew: Biden’s disastrous mandates are unconstitutional.”

“Biden promised to shut down the virus, not the economy but he has failed miserably on both — and mandates would have further destroyed the economy, We are proud of the Supreme Court for not backing down. No mandates!”

Concurrent with this setback, Biden’s approval ratings plummeted to a new low. Record inflation and stagnant supply chains will be his legacy though he bizarrely blames the rising costs on the meat and petroleum industries instead of his wild spending, intended to transform the USA — and empower and enrich democrat special interests.

Out of her league as vice president, Kamala Harris fairs no better. She inanely told interviewer Craig Melvin who asked about the administration’s COVID policies, “It is time for us to do what we have been doing. And that time is every day. Every day it is time for us to agree that there are things and tools that are available to us to slow this thing down”


A brilliant, detailed exposé of devious dems driven by Trump hatred

January 9, 2022

Trump Derangement Syndrome is a more serious contagion than any virus

In his recent Townhall commentary, “Who Are the Real Insurrectionists? Victor Davis Hanson indicts, with stunning accuracy, those we may have simply dismissed as “the other party.” That term is too bland to describe the grotesque U.S. Constitution consuming monster that many of our parents and/or grandparents regarded favorably. It would be unrecognizable to them in 2022.

If you read only one article today, let Hanson’s wise observation be it. Then forward it to others.


Unraveling US AG Merrick Garland’s threatening Jan. 5, 2022 speech

January 6, 2022

There’s no mystery, the ultimate goal is to indict former Pres. Donald Trump

On Wednesday, Joe Biden’s far leftist U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland used his perch to mark the one year anniversary of January 6, announcing, “We will do whatever it takes and no matter how long it takes,” to bring the American citizens he described as “perpetrators,“ to justice.

“The Justice Department remains committed to holding all January 6 perpetrators, at any level, accountable under law, whether they were present that day or were otherwise criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy. We will follow the facts wherever they lead. ”The actions we have taken thus far will not be our last,” Garland warned.

His words were carefully chosen. The ultimate goal is to find a way to indict former President Donald Trump and even members of his family.

The statement, “Those involved, whether they were present that day or not,”  must be held accountable, and there is no higher priority for us at the Department of Justice,” was not casually selected by his team of lawyers and speechwriters.

Prominent democrats have warned that if Garland does not charge former President Donald Trump, he could go down in infamy as one of the worst attorney generals in this nation’s history. To guard against that, leftist Garland even invokes the name of conservative Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia.

Garland used the televised speech to announce the arrest numbers for the department’s largest investigation in its history. “As of Wednesday,” he said, “725 individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with the riot. Of those 725, DOJ prosecutors charged 325 with felonies. In addition, the department is still searching for 250 individuals who allegedly assaulted police officers on January 6.”

Garland’s full speech can be read here. He ominously concluded, “I look forward to seeing more of you in person, soon, and to our continued work together.”


Gov. Ducey suddenly motivated to education action 

January 5, 2022

The rumor mill has been rife with talk of term-limited Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey having an itch to relocate to D.C. in some political capacity. As we noted on Dec. 26, 2020, the former ice cream tycoon and his wife sold their gated 11,412 sq. ft. Paradise Valley golf course fairway mansion and 1,200 sq. ft. guest house situated on 2.14 acres, at a discounted rate of $8,150,000, obviously in preparation for his next adventure. His term ends on January 1, 2023, and he’s readying for another gig.

Speculation regarding lame-duck AZ Gov. Doug Ducey’s future plans have been running the gamut, though his national profile is not in the realm of Governors Ron DeSantis (FL) or Greg Abbott (TX).

He’s been quiet of late, not noticeably rocking the political boat except for his needless expansion of the Arizona Supreme Court, obviously thinking two of his friends, neither of whom had tried a case in years, would look sharp in black. There was also that newsworthy snub of then-President Trump, calling Ducey with his distinctive “Hail to the Chief” ring tone and Ducey pointedly ignoring it in front of Trump-disdaining reporters, who made sure it got the attention Ducey clearly desired.  A longtime McCain ally, initially employed by Cindy Hensley McCain at her Hensley Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship when he first arrived in Arizona to attend ASU, their friendship blossomed to the point that John McCain encouraged the then-ice cream mogul Ducey to run for governor.

Ducey’s political future is definitely on his mind as he issued this bullet-pointed January 4, 2022 News Release announcing he was taking “preemptive action to ensure in-person learning remains an option for all Arizona families and students, consistent with guidance from public health experts.” Ducey refers to it as creating an “Open for Learning Recovery Benefit Program.”

Demanding students be kept in class has not exactly been a priority for Ducey, who coddled the striking “#Reds For Ed” teachers who abandoned, for over two weeks, over 840,000 statewide students, as they followed then-24-year-old Noah Karvelis, an eager Socialist Labor Party member and 2016 AZ Bernie Sanders campaign coordinator, demanding 20% pay hikes for their part-time jobs…do you get the entire summer off? Ducey hung tough for a brief moment and then capitulated to the union members demands, emboldening them to get behind Marxist Proposition 208, a ballot measure that provides a perpetually increasing money stream, under the guise of “tax the rich,” a fallacious democrat advanced scheme.

Ducey didn’t have the fortitude exhibited by Pres. Ronald Reagan in 1981 when the PATCO Union Air Traffic Control workers threatened to walk off the job, potentially shutting down U.S. air travel. Reagan gave them a deadline and fired those who refused to comply. Supervisors and management filled in until new replacements were able to take over the reins. There were no disruptions. 


Biden regime now assaults 2nd Amendment

January 4, 2022

Jan 4, 2022 Presidential approval rating reveal 58% disapprove of Biden’s job performance as Pres. Trump schedules AZ rally

The Biden regime is not satisfied with the catastrophic economy exemplified by record high inflation, a national security crisis at our southern border and faulty decisions that have made us dependent on foreign oil after shutting down the Keystone Pipeline, which cost thousands of Americans their jobs. The botched withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan was an unprecedented, international disaster. We also witness expanded cases of Covid virus variants in addition to the single one which Biden claimed to end once elected. These calamities and numerous others, all come gift wrapped in increased government regulations, further constricting our freedoms.

As expected, the Second Amendment is now openly under assault. The  Department of Justice, overseen by Biden’s radical leftist, pro-abortion, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, issued this media release on Monday, couched in euphemisms but clearly intended to restrict our Second Amendment rights. Carrying the unwieldy title, “Justice Department Announces New Rule to Help Enhance Safe and Secure Storage of Firearms; Publishes Best Practices Guide for Federal Firearms Licensees,” it is well worth your time.

Americans are paying attention.

Rasmussen Reports presidential polling released today (January 4, 2022) reflects the lack of confidence American voters have in Joe Biden as his approval rating continues to tank. The respected polling site states, “Only 40% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden’s job performance. Fifty-eight percent (58%) disapprove. The latest figures include 19% who Strongly Approve of the job Biden is doing and 48% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -29.”

Former President Donald Trump has scheduled a Save America rally Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Florence, Arizona, at Country Thunder Festival Grounds. Time, address and ticket information is available here.


“Courageous” Republicrats praised by leftist AZ Republic

January 2, 2022

Few of us would be inclined to take advice from an adversary telling us who our friends are. Our antenna would shoot straight up and we’d do exactly the opposite of what was being proposed.

Before it took its most recent several days hiatus from delivering a skewed version of the news, the failing leftist local newspaper delivered a gift from the exalted — in its own convoluted vision — editorial board. A full page with six photos of the most negatively viewed Republicans in the state are glorified as “Arizonans of the Year for showing courage under fire.” It would be comical if not so pathetically off base. Here’s a opening example:

“The great victory of the 2020 election wasn’t the ascent of a candidate or cause or ballot initiative. It was the triumph of democracy against a plot to subvert and overturn the results of a presidential election.

Under assault by a sitting president and his high-wattage attorneys and operatives, a group of principled election officials, judges and other officeholders across the country steadfastly carried out their duties to deliver an honest outcome. They did it in a nation cleaved by political division and teeming with tribal hatreds.

Especially noteworthy were a handful of Republicans in Arizona who had to lean into the headwinds of their own party and risk political self-destruction to remain true to their conscience. They never yielded. Our recognition and gratitude go to them….”

Make a note of the ones receiving accolades from the Republican-loathing newspaper.

For them to receive praiseful recognition from the far-left, Trump-despising, Hilary-endorsing, open-border proponents at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) identifies them as anything but worthy of conservative’s votes.

Identified by photographs and rave reviews are three of the five Maricopa County Supervisors, Clint Hickman, Bill Gates and Jack Sellers, all Republicrats who sided with the legislative dems and Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, a former registered democrat, (Read UPDATE) who tried to quash the Maricopa County ballot verification. Supervisor Steve Chucri resigned after an embarrassing, covert recording of him surfaced bashing his fellow Republican colleagues, saying they opposed the recount by Senate Republicans because they nearly lost their own 2020 races. Richer, who campaigned and barely squeaked into office — 50.1 to 49.8 —  as a Republican, previously appeared on the front page standing shoulder-to-shoulder with democrat Paul Penzone, the Maricopa County sheriff funded by over $2 million by socialist billionaire George Soros.* Richer called President Trump “unhinged” and a “liar.”

Also making the notorious list, that should sink any further political aspirations in the Grand Old Party, are Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers praised for losing his moral compass and siding with legislative dems, and State Sen. Paul Boyer, a committed leftist who opportunistically ran as a Republican, now announcing his retirement. The link under his name could explain why.

In an effort to wean the few subscribers from more costly hard-copy editions, the Republic announced it would not print a Labor Day edition, ostensibly to give their employees a day off to spend with their families. It also combined three days of the Christmas editions into a single publication and arbitrarily did not deliver a New Year’s paper.

Expect the increasingly unreliable newspaper to cease printing and distributing hard copy editions, as it attempts to go fully digital. It won’t take long to vanish entirely. There will be no mourners.

* Law Enforcement Today


AZ Republic reneges on subscribers third time since Sept.

December 30, 2021

Are sporadic deliveries the new normal? Will bills deduct missing issues?

Following the announcement that there would be no Labor Day delivery to subscribers — ostensibly to give workers the day to spend with family — the Arizona Republic newspaper shut down the print editions for three days over Christmas. The latest insult to its remaining subscribers is the lack of a New Year’s edition, which “will combine the Thursday, Friday and Saturday editions into a single Dec. 30, publication.“ In truth, it’s a cost cutting matter for the failing paper that has long been hemorrhaging subscriptions.

The decisions are not based in magnanimity, rather a ruthless look at the bottom line and a realization the newspaper, alternatively known as the AZ Repugnant (among other less complimentary terms) is about to join this infamous list, and wants to minimize the loss sooner rather than later. Buyouts of contracts and layoffs have been commonplace since the troubles began to mount, resulting in being bought out following being forced to sell its ten-story building and parking garage and the abrupt firing of longtime, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Steve Benson, who it was no longer able to afford. Advertising revenue has plummeted and even stalwarts such as Walgreens Drugs Sunday sale insert and Sprout’s Grocery ads have vanished. The only hope of continuing is to ditch the hardcopy editions and transition to an all digital version, with few costs involved. From there it will be the trash heap of history for the formerly conservative newspaper that lost its way on the path to obliteration as it focused on promoting the illegal alien invasion.

2022 is just days away. Americans are used to instant news rather than day-old rehashes flung on the driveway or walkway.  Any news source readers’ desire is as close as their pocket. We are also able to think and are fed up with skewed, leftist agendized spew being regurgitated via biased coverage passing as news, editorials that could be written by the DNC and columnists who don’t even try to disguise their hatred of conservative elected officials. They lost, and never regained, all sense of rationality when Republican Donald Trump beat scandal-plagued, liar Hillary Clinton, who the Arizona newspaper endorsed and later whimpered, claiming it received death threats for doing so.

In a marriage, when one party welches on their commitment, a divorce ensues. In this case, there is no mention of extending the subscription for the paid-for days or deducting payment the non-delivered issues. This bilking of mostly elderly subscribers, is known as a scam and should be treated as the theft it is.

For in-depth coverage of the dying newspaper industry, this article, “Over 2000 American Newspapers Have Closed in Past 15 Years,” by Douglas A. McIntyre on 24/7 Wall St, is worth your time. We previously used the phrase, “You’ll be smarter among the water cooler crowd,” but there is no longer a water cooler as pandemic-era employees work from home or sit, jobless, collecting government checks the wild spending Biden regime uses to tether Americans to the democrat party.

The Arizona Citizen, later known as the Tucson Citizen, began publishing when Arizona was still a territory. In 1976, the Citizen was sold to Gannett Company, Inc. The last print edition was delivered on May 16, 2009. The digital successor site, TucsonCitizen.com, closed on January 31, 2014. The AZ Repugnant will suffer the same fate.


Biden’s disastrous economy will sabotage democrats

December 29, 2021

Expect Republicans to be rewarded with new congressional seats, as tone-deaf dems are kicked to the curb

In the waning days of 2021, the devastating economy is clearly the major story of the year. Looking ahead to the 2022 elections, there’s no doubt the spiraling inflation rates which drastically cut into purchasing power will not only be the central issue, but will be responsible for a massive rejection of democrats and the policies they support.

The disastrous Afghanistan pullout, leaving Americans and our allies stranded in the now-Taliban-controlled stronghold signaled the advent of Biden’s blunderous administration. That debacle, aligned with the downward spiraling economy, his open border policies and deception on having a “strategy” to defeat COVID, have contributed to his plummeting poll numbers…which will be reflected nationwide at the midterm elections, proving Biden is good for something.

Biden acknowledges inflation, which has risen by nearly 7%, will go even higher. Displaying his disconnect to reality, he ridiculously places the blame for this brutal hit to American families squarely on former Pres. Donald Trump, though the economy soared to unparallel heights under Trump’s able leadership.

Biden’s handlers, speechwriters and coaches, appear to have forgotten that their meal ticket is the one with diminished capabilities, not the voters who are rejecting his policies in ever-increasing numbers. They also have developed amnesia regarding the economy, which reached stellar pinnacles under the leadership of businessman Pres, Trump. Biden tells us his $multi-trillion Build Back Better scheme is already paid for and will cost us nothing, an absurd lie that fools no one.  

According to a Department of Labor report released earlier this month, price increases are widespread: Energy prices jumped 3.5% in November alone and are up 33.3% over last year. Gasoline is a stunning 58.1% higher than it was a year ago. Food prices have also climbed 6.1% higher this year, while used car and truck prices — a major component of the inflation increase — are up 31%. Contemplating a new car? Take your old one in for a tune-up, get it washed and detailed, fill the tank, spray the interior with air freshener. It will feel newer, and you won‘t be aiding Biden‘s disastrous economy which can only be fixed by sensible policies, which are beyond his grasp. Then commit to vote Republican in the upcoming primary and general elections.