Ken Bennett can and will be AZ’s next governor

June 5, 2018

Frenzied Phil Boas expends massive effort repeatedly declaring Bennett can’t win

Given the chaotic state of the Arizona Republic newspaper, replete with admissions of peddling fake news and Cronkite Journalism students under-filling jobs as desk-less reporters, it would not be a leap to think Monday’s editorial was a misprint, repeated, as is frequently the case, from a previous edition, 

But panicky editorial page editor Phil Boas, is reprising his previous editorials with updated skews. On May 31, we posted,Bennett’s in the race: AZ Gov. Doug McDucey should be nervous.It provides an in-depth review of the political landscape that encouraged Bennett to challenge Ducey. Readers would be excused for thinking Boas’ latest version was a regurgitated report. It’s more of the same though palpably trembling with fury. Bennett had the temerity to address the widely held belief that Ducey is poised to appoint Cindy McCain to the senate when her terminally ill husband meets his maker. According to Boas such speculation is off limits, despite the fact that John McCain is planning his own funeral.

Headlined, “Bennett should exit the governor’s race,” this latest effort begins with the slightest twist, “Ken Bennett needs to get out of the governor’s race.” Boas asserts that Bennett can’t harm Gov. Doug Ducey, but “needs to save himself and what’s left of brand Bennett.”

Don’t mistake this for thoughtfulness. It’s ice-in-the-veins fear. Boas purposely misstates Bennett’s “late and haphazard entry” into the governor’s race.

When he announced he made the ballot, Bennett thanked Arizona Republicans statewide for their “incredible effort” in securing not only the required number of signatures to make him a viable gubernatorial candidate, but giving him a healthy cushion of 26% to overt challenges. That’s indicative of strong grassroots support, hardly “haphazard.”

Boas then pulls out the long gun, blasting what only he and his ilk would consider a slur: “Bennett is behaving like an insurgent, a Trump-destroyer of the Republican establishment, and that’s pure fraud.” In the next line, schizophrenic Phil foolishly accuses Bennett of “being as establishment as it gets in Arizona.” 

Poor, delusional Phil Boas. In his agitated state, he’s descended into withdrawal from reality, stating, “The only thing that explains Bennett’s strange run for governor is something that explains a lot of politicians. They’re needy. They reach a point when they’ve been too long from the spotlight and they crave its white glare.”

“This campaign feels like that. Like vanity,” Boas opines, “It also feels like Ken Bennett’s last.” 

Does this quote from Bennett sound like vanity or commitment?

“I am running because the truth matters and we are not being told the truth in critical areas. My primary opponent, Governor Ducey, has forgotten that this is a Republican state and is caving to outside interest groups on gun control, outrageous budget spending, NAFTA, DACA, and Obamacare.”

Arizonans are weary of being unrepresented. Republicans are tired of campaign promises that evaporate the day after the ballots are counted. Conservatives want honesty. We’ve gotten none of those qualities from deceptive U.S. Senators McCain and Flake. Gov. Doug Ducey is a longtime McCain cohort, whose first job when he arrived in Arizona was working for Cindy Hensley McCain at Hensley & Co., her Anheuser-Busch beer empire. The two couples remain close.

Ken Bennett is running as a Clean Elections candidate. Give him a $5 donation to enable him to received matching funds. Unlike Doug McDucey, he isn’t beholden to lobbyists and special interests.

It’s time for a change. Former Arizona Senate President and Secretary of State Ken Bennett, an Arizona native, has the experience to ably lead the state. We’re entering a McCain-free zone. The air is crisp and clean.

No wonder Phil Boas is choking.

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School shootings: Who’s to blame?

May 19, 2018

Another school shooting has taken the lives of what is being reported as 9 students and a teacher‘s aide. Twelve others were wounded by the 17-year-old murderer, This time the massacre was in Santa Fe Texas, a small town of approximately 80,000 residents south of Houston.

The Houston Chronicle described the assassin with these words: “He posted a photo on his Facebook page of a “born to kill” T-shirt and wrote in a journal about shooting people and committing suicide. His Facebook cover photo comes from an album called “Dangerous Days” by a dystopian cyberpunk band called Pertubator with a track that took on a haunting quality before 8 a.m. on Friday morning: “Humans Are Such Easy Prey”

The newspaper wrote, “The signs of dark, violent fantasies were ubiquitous in (the killer’s) social persona and private ramblings.”

Like the 1999 Columbine High School killers, he had a penchant for wearing a trench coat. Presenting a dichotomy of personalities, he had been an honor roll student, played on the high school football team and expressed a wholesome desire to join the Marines.

Seventeen were killed at a Parkland, Florida high school just three months ago on Valentine’s Day. This list of school shootings goes back to 1990.

The immediate reaction by many on the left is to go after guns — confiscate and destroy them. Eradicate the Second Amendment as outdated.  Blame the NRA. Then comes the talk of mandatory mental health evaluations and permitting involuntary commitments.

Lost in the mix is the undeniable fact that violence, passing as entertainment,  has for far too long, permeated our society.  Music lyrics were once taken on by Tipper Gore, then-wife of Sen. Al Gore. She testified before a senate panel in 1985, saying, “…in virtually every medium, the communications industry offers increasingly explicit images of sex and violence to younger and younger children. In the course of my work, I’ve encountered a degree of callousness toward children that I never imagined existed. No one asks what is in the product or its effect on kids, only how well it will sell.”

Her efforts to expose the encroachment were vociferously fought by the music industry. In 1985, the graphic violence was mild compared to today. According to Quora, the Internet “became mainstream among researchers by 1989, among Silicon Valley movers and shakers by mid 1995, and by most US households by 2001.”

In 2018, many children are isolated, unsupervised and fatherless. The Internet provides them with explicit images and social media sites to “express themselves.”  Their entertainment is raw and often violent.  Fewer families than ever before are involved in a faith-based community. Values are no longer taught. Parents increasingly put their own pursuits ahead of their children. These are the areas that beg for attention, since they create the personalities that revel in violence.

Families owned firearms throughout our history and mass shootings were not perpetrated at schools by adolescents. The cause is too uncomfortable to address, but it’s time to remind parents that their children are their primary responsibility. Economic pressure must be applied to the entertainment and music industries. The NRA, which protects freedom, is not the problem.


Pres. Trump energizes NRA patriots in Dallas

May 5, 2018

President reminds supporters,’We have to win the midterms’

As over 80,000 NRA supporters filled the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on Friday, it was clear Second Amendment advocates are not going to passively allow the left to blame legal gun owners for the aberrant behavior of maniacal mass murderers.

VIP packages quickly sold out prior to the beginning of the May 3 – 6 event.

Keynote addresses at the 147th annual meeting are being delivered by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, state Attorney General Ken Paxton and Texas’ Gov. Greg Abbott, clearly indicating the support the Second Amendment protection agency enjoys among patriotic, law abiding gun owners.

The event also has a decidedly political aspect, rallying NRA members and their supporters to get involved in the upcoming elections and ensure their voice is heard.

VP Pence rallied the crowd by telling them, “You have two friends in the White House. President Donald Trump and I both stand without apology for the Second Amendment and in this administration the right of the people to keep and bear arms will not be infringed,” Pence told the cheering crowd. “Thank you for all you do to defend liberty, and thank you for electing a president and Congress that are making America great again.”

President Trump lobbed a direct hit in rebutting those promoting Second Amendment restrictions as he pointed to a hospital in London, a city where firearms are illegal, but explosive violence has become commonplace as criminals use knives to inflict carnage. “There’s blood all over the floors of this hospital,” he said, repeating the word, “knives” three times. London has seen a 7-year high crime rate with 55 murders since January, substantiated by the U. K.’s Daily Mail. Recently, six teenagers were stabbed within 90 minutes of each other in a night of knife butchery across London.

Gov. Greg Abbott, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, and Attorney General Ken Paxton all running for reelection in Texas, received Trump’s endorsement. He also gave a double endorsement in Arizona’s U.S. Senate race, endorsing both conservative Dr. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an early Trump supporter.

The President reiterated his support for armed school security officials and ending gun-free zones. “Ninety-eight percent of mass public shootings have occurred in places where guns are banned,” Trump said. “There’s no sign more inviting to a mass killer than a sign that declares, `This school is a gun-free zone.’”

Join other patriotic NRA members who understand the unique importance of our Second Amendment, which our Founders intentionally placed immediately following our First Amendment protections of freedom of speech and assembly. With these protections under assault by the left, they matter now, more than ever.


Lesko’s AZ CD8 victory? You can’t believe your lyin’ eyes

April 26, 2018

Dejected Arizona Republic skews the news….again

Dang! We thought Republican Debbie Lesko won the AZ Congressional District 8 Special Election Tuesday night. We watched as the votes were tallied, and saw the broad smile on former Arizona Senate President Pro-Tempore Debbie Lesko’s face as her hand was held aloft by former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. We saw Lesko plant a smooch on her husband, and joyfully introduce her son and daughter.  We even thought we heard cheers and applause. Apparently it was all a wishful apparition.

According to the Arizona Republic newspaper, what we witnessed was a post mortem. Those cheers were wails, as mourning Republicans realized the victory wasn’t decisive enough.  Leftwing reporters Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald Hansen, called it “lackluster and tepid“ and termed what we thought was a victory, “a wake up call.”

The article doesn’t mention the fact that liberal Democrat challenger Hiral Tipirneni played fast and loose with the truth in campaign ads depicting her in scrubs with a stethoscope around her neck, at a patient’s bedside. In fact, she has not practiced medicine since 2007, after a serious medical malpractice charge was brought against her. In the intervening years she’s been a dedicated lobbyist for Obamacare.

To bolster its contention that Lesko’s win was less than a victory, the newspaper quoted a misguided Republican who voted for Tipirneni. It also quotes Arizona Democrat Party Chair Felecia Rotellini, who knows a thing or two about losing elections. “The same chaos and dysfunction that we’re seeing in the Republican GOP in D.C. is reflected in Arizona’s GOP, (and) the lack of leadership, the lack of a platform that speaks to Arizona,” adding “the voters have awakened.”

Rotellini ran twice for Arizona Attorney General and though trounced by the Republican candidates in 2010 and 2014, she stubbornly waited days to concede her losses.

The elephant in the newsroom is Lesko’s unwavering support of President Donald Trump, called “broadly unpopular,” by the Hillary Clinton endorsing newspaper — which ignores his list of accomplishments and the wide range of support he enjoys among his loyalists.

This morning’s editorial oddly consists of a dialogue between the unhinged members of the editorial board and their shameless editor. They are unable to fathom the voter rejection of their Second Amendment restrictionist and pro-abortion supporter, who opposes actual border security. Tipirneni used verbal contortions in an attempt to carefully conceal the facts of her liberalism that is far out of step with the district and the editorial board is reeling.  They regard CD 8 voters as being easily duped.

If you still get skewed information from the Arizona Republic, let us give you the good news: Conservative Debbie Lesko, an unapologetic Trump supporting,  pro-Second Amendment and pro-life candidate who also stressed national and border security, support of our military, tax reform and parental choice in education, won!


Unionist teachers vote to strike, ditch students, lose parents

April 20, 2018

Union goons use children as pawns, demonstrate education is not their priority

Gov. Doug Ducey made an enormous miscalculation when he thought he could placate teachers with a colossal 20% pay increase. With their Thursday night vote to stage a walkout, they have proven that nothing is good enough to satisfy them for the 8½ months a year they work.

Teachers pay dues to left-wing unions. Ducey should never have entered the negotiation mix.  District school boards set wages. He needs to govern the state and let the teachers use their unions which spend $millions on far left candidates and issues. Look at the last column on the final chart* to see where the “underpaid” teachers send their money.

This is an instructive memory jogger: NEA General Counsel Bob Chanin told the truth as he spoke candidly on the occasion of his retirement. This is what the agenda actually is. It is not America’s public school children, as he plainly states. The National Education Association (NEA*) supports liberal candidates and issues to the exclusion of Republicans. Its members are the people who are influencing American students, not only politically but also instructing them in the methods of mob rule.

Now the emboldened National Federation of Teachers (check this out) has announced it is severing its ties with Wells Fargo Bank, no longer recommending the bank as a preferred mortgage lender to its 1.7 million members,  over the bank’s association with the Second Amendment supporting NRA.  Exercise your rights. Join “freedom’s safest place” today.

*H/T Center for Responsive Politics


Students learn the art of mob rule from teachers

April 18, 2018

Emulating their protesting teachers who staged walkouts, abandoning their students to demand an outrageous 20% pay hike, the kids who have learned little educationally have become adept at demanding.  Not understanding the significance of the Second Amendment, they want gun control, and the brash, under-educated students want it now.

Here in Arizona, they are going to the state capitol — possibly for the first time — to stage a “die in” to protest school shootings by lying on the ground in a mock death pose.  Using mob-like tactics, they also plan to occupy several government buildings to demand Gov. Doug Ducey support stricter gun control laws. The demands and antics are coordinated with students nationwide.

The date was chosen to commemorate the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colorado. In 1999, two maniacal students killed twelve students and a teacher, before killing themselves. The assassins deliberately chose the date to coincide with the birthday of Nazi mass murderer Adolf Hitler.

Organizers are not satisfied with Gov. Ducey’s school safety plan which includes placing officers in Arizona schools.

The National School Walkout has a Walkout Planning Guide and announced this three part goal:

  1. Hold elected officials accountable
  2. Promote solutions to gun violence
  3. Demystify and engage students in the political system

If the students were properly educated, there would be no need to “demystify” our system of government.

A decidedly liberal approach is manifest in this tip to protesters titled, “A Note on Safety and Privilege.” White privilege is the latest crime for which atonement must be made, and these radicals haven’t left that out of the equation:

“Guidance on how to plan your actions to ensure that no one is asked to take on a role that they are not comfortable with, and how to be mindful of the fact that not everyone walking out faces an equal level of risk.”

The Arizona legislature is scheduled to begin debate on the issue later this week. According to the daily newspaper’s report, student marchers have derided the governor’s efforts, calling it “51 pages of utter BS.” They also view any efforts at reform as placating the National Rifle Association.

The demonstrators need to talk to Kim Corban, (brief video) who calls the National Rifle Association, “Freedom’s Safest Place.”

These are the educrat liberals behind the Network for Public Education, the moving force propelling the anti-Second Amendment organization, propagandizing* America‘s easy to manipulate under-educated youth.

* Center for Responsive Politics

 

 


Are Americans safer when businesses restrict our rights?

April 12, 2018

Curtailing Second Amendment freedoms a dangerous business model

Bank of America and Citigroup have each issued announcements saying they will no longer lend to clients who manufacture firearms the banks view as contributing to mass shootings.

B of A, the nation’s second-largest bank, initiated the process of cutting ties with makers of what it considers military-style weapons available for purchase by average Americans after the deadly shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida High School. The FBI was warned of the shooter’s desire to kill, but did nothing, according to this report in the New York Times.  Is that the fault of the National Rifle Association (NRA)?

A similar banking policy will apply company-wide to Citigroup’s small business, commercial and institutional clients that borrow funds, use banking services or raise capital through the bank. Citigroup is also requiring compliance from business partners that issue co-brand or private label credit cards with the bank.

Those of us who value our Second Amendment and the diligent protections afforded by the NRA can also speak with our feet. Walk away from these banks and also Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo and National car rentals. Fly using airlines other than Delta and United. Symantec, the company that manufactures Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, announced it “has stopped its discount program” with the NRA. Ditto Allied and North American van lines. We have the ability to speak as loudly in favor of the NRA, which is being scapegoated by the left in the wake of tragedies committed by the deranged.

Britain has some of the world’s most restrictive gun laws, Gun ownership in the U.K. is considered a privilege, not a right — even their police are unarmed —- but that doesn’t ensure there are no murders. The U.K.’s Guardian reports violent crime has risen, as police record a 10% rise in crime in England and Wales, with an 18% increase in violent crime and major rise in murder rates — including a 20% surge in gun and knife crimes. The official figures also show a 26% rise to 723 in the homicide rate

Knives, heavy objects and vehicles are used to commit homicide. Will the next move of the omnipotent banking institutions and other businesses aligning with Second Amendment restrictionists be the imposition of severe limitations on who can own a vehicle or possess a bookend or kitchen knife?

Silence is acquiescence. We can send a powerful message to the banks by speaking up and moving our accounts to institutions that value our Second Amendment. We can choose who we do business with. We can also join the NRA, a protector of our freedom.