Dem donor Ed Buck, 2 dead men and counting & Update

January 10, 2019

The news has been rife with coverage of Ed Buck, an LGBTQ activist and Democrat donor, who has a strange penchant for having men die in his Hollywood apartment. Law enforcement officials have opened an investigation into the most recent death, which comes a year-and-a-half after Gemmel Moore, 26, a black gay male escort, died in 2017 of a methamphetamine overdose in Buck’s home. Moore was described as “homeless” by his mother. The latest man to die in Buck’s home is 55-year-old Timothy Dean, another black man not known to have been a drug user.

This Los Angeles Times article citing the coroner’s report describes the bizarre circumstances surrounding Moore’s death, reporting, “Buck was found with a dead, naked house guest who died of a methamphetamine overdose while watching male porn on a mattress on Buck’s living room floor.” Inconceivably, no charges were filed against Buck in that death after the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office found insufficient evidence against him. They are now reinvestigating the death. 

Candidates Buck deemed worthy of his generosity included former President Obama, 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Arizona’s newly elected chameleon Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the first self-declared bisexual elected to the U.S. Senate.  She previously represented AZ Congressional District 9. Before that, Sinema was a twice losing Green Party candidate for the state legislature, finally winning a seat when she switched allegiance to the Democrat Party.

Buck, 64, whose actual name is Edward Bernard Peter Buckmelter, is far more than just a casual Arizona political participant. In 1987, shortly after Gov. Evan Mecham’s inauguration, Buck had already organized a recall against the conservative businessman. Mecham won the governor’s race after a momentous primary victory he was belittled for entering. He trounced the stunned longtime Arizona House Speaker Burton Barr who was heavily favored to win in the three-way race that also included an affluent former Democrat who ran as an Independent.

Jan, 12, 2019:

More on Ed Buck, “serial predator,  H/T NBC News.

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Galahad Flake defends Sinema

January 8, 2019

The news that jobless RINOcrat Jeff Flake has donned his armor— not to set out to seek the Holy Grail—- but to defend the honor of Kyrsten Sinema, should not come as surprise. Flake is engaging in whatever provocative actions he can to reignite his relevancy just long enough to land a job. What better way to catch the attention of leftist networks CNN or MSNBC, where he could inveigle permanent employment as a renegade Republican?                               

Flake’s days of trying to pass himself off as a conservative are long gone.  In its place is the bared provocateur auditioning for a full-time perch on a left-wing network where he reliably bashed President Trump as a prized turncoat guest.

Arizona’s GOP National Committeeman Bruce Ash, currently the object of intra-party conservative wrath, was obviously trying to hone his credentials by commenting that Sinema looked more like “Senator Madonna” than the “Senator Barbie Doll” image that filled her 2018 senate campaign ads.

Ash noted that Sinema’s politics and positions will “lean further left than the dumb ass people on our side ever imagined,” when they left their ballots blank in the race between Sinema and Republican candidate Martha McSally, “which led the way to her being seated in the U.S. Senate this past week.”

Unemployed Flake responded with this tweet:

No, @kyrstensinema won because she ran a good race and had a message that resonated with Arizona’s voters. The sooner we Republicans recognize this, the sooner we will we be in a position to win the next contest.

Complement bestowing Flake neglected to say that Sinema never mentioned her party affiliation in her deceit-based campaign. Both Sinema and Martha McSally now hold Arizona’s two U.S. Senate seats. After Jon Kyl stepped down to resume his lucrative D.C. lobbying gig, Gov. Ducey appointed Martha McSally to fill the seat previously occupied by John McCain.

And Ash? In 2016, Seeing Red AZ reported on the lunacy that defines Bruce Ash. With the passage of time, he has only become more unhinged.


Fem Dems take the term “swearing-in” seriously

January 5, 2019

On her first day in office, newly elected U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, (DS-MI) began her career with a vulgar assault (video) on President Donald Trump.

Speaking at a D.C. reception hosted by the radically leftist, Soros-funded  group MoveOn.org, the Muslim congresswoman related an exchange with her son on election night. 

Tlaib, a member of the Democrat Socialists of America who ran unopposed in the General Election, quoted her son saying, “Mama, look, you won. Bullies don’t win.” Her response was far from typical of the way most mothers would interact with their child, “Baby, they don’t. Because we’re gonna go in there, we’re gonna impeach the motherf**ker.”

Representing Michigan’s 13th Congressional District, a minority majority district, she advocates for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and supports free health care and free college. The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, she is an ardent opponent of the nation of Israel. She is one of 14 children in a family that accessed welfare benefits.

Unlike Rashida Tlaib, who took her oath of office with her hand on the Quoran, Arizona freshman class Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a self-identified bi-sexual, also known for her crude language, opted for a volume of Arizona Revised Statutes, a law book that includes both the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions. Previously describing herself an atheist, she now has the distinction of being the only senator to declare herself “religiously unaffiliated.” God is only invoked when she swears.

Keep extremist U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Bronx-born Puerto Rican in your sights, as well. She didn’t take her oath on the Communist Manifesto, though it fits her agenda. She says she wants to impose a 70% tax on “the rich,” though she doesn’t identify who they are, nor does she acknowledge that the wealthiest Americans already pay the highest federal taxes, while many others pay none at all.

Like Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez is member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She worked as a community organizer for Democrat Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in 2016.  Ocasio-Cortez ran on a far-left platform which includes abolishing ICE, race-based leniency for minority criminals, tuition-free college and universal healthcare.

Hillary Clinton called conservatives “deplorables.” Think of these three women as “indistinguishables.”  Shocking as it is, as public schools dumb down America’s students teaching global warming and recycling rather than broad based American and world history, there are sure to be more following in their footsteps. 

Although capitalism has been the most dynamic force for economic advancement, delivering countless millions out of the depths of poverty, raised living standards to once-unimaginable heights and enabled an unprecedented flourishing of productive creativity, young Americans are not impressed (video).  It was the support of 18 to 34 year old millennials that made Socialist Bernie Sanders an unlikely presidential contender, although he was older than many of their grandparents …who, through years of experience,  are more likely to be Republicans.


AZ Republic: homeless vagrant on borrowed time

January 1, 2019

A common New Year resolution for many is to slim down. The Arizona Republic is taking that to the next level. It’s not simply depriving itself of extra calories. It’s becoming an emaciated homeless vagrant.

The 10-story building and parking garage the Republic once called home has sold for a reported $38 million. The plan is for the company to lease back space from ViaWest, the Phoenix-based real estate company that purchased the newspaper’s properties.

Subscriptions have continued to plummet and Gannett shares have followed suit. Still, the departing execs take good care of themselves, as tweeted by longtime insider, Jim Romenesko. The latest closing price for Gannett as of December 31, 2018 was a skeletal 8.53.

The handwriting was on the wall as far back as June 2011, when Gannett — the parent company of the Arizona Republic — laid off 700 employees in its newspaper division, as it announced, “we need to take further steps to align our costs with the current revenue trends.”  Layoffs and buyouts continued as the newspaper decreased in size and content, replacing seasoned reporters and editors with ASU Cronkite J students.

Aside from promoting leftist candidates, an open border, taking potshots at elected Republicans and insulting its remaining readers while spewing venom at President Trump — the Hillary Clinton and Kyrsten Sinema endorsing newspaper could be counted on to give slavish praise to Senators McCain and Flake. The Republic dedicated incessant coverage to the seemingly endless funeral for one and the face-saving “retirement” of the other, after he garnered only 18% approval ratings in his home state.

Newspapers were once regarded as bastions of integrity, printing op-eds, presenting different points of view. That practice has long been cold-storaged at the local newspaper. The homeless Arizona Republic is dead. It just doesn’t know enough to lie down. 


Kyrsten Sinematic theatre of the absurd

December 26, 2018

AZ Republic dubs Kyrsten Sinema “Arizonan of the Year’

Count on this recent edition of Sinematic thrall becoming the absurd norm: Accompanied by a nearly full page illustration and a headline blasting, “She’s a real trailblazer,” is the newspaper’s choice for ‘Arizonan of the Year.’ There is entire jump page, replete with more oversize photos, extolling the virtues of former Green Party candidate, foul-mouthed, self acknowledged Socialist with Commie ties, bisexual atheist and practiced liar Kyrsten Sinema — who heaped praise on John McCain to win over Arizona newcomers and less knowledgeable residents who bought into his self aggrandized history. Every vote counts, regardless of the deception used to gain them.

Sinema’s the author of “Unite and Conquer” which details her endorsement of the use of deceptive techniques to reach victory:

“Universal” sounds socialist, so say “affordable healthcare” I’ve become a huge fan of research. It’s helped me as a candidate learn to talk in ways that voters can understand. For example, I used to say that I wanted universal health-care coverage in Arizona, which went over like a ton of bricks. Turns out, Arizonans hear the word “universal” and think “socialism”–or “pinko commie.” But when I say that I want all Arizonans to have access to affordable, quality health care, Arizonans agree wholeheartedly. Same basic idea, different language. Research is what teaches us these differences so that we can relate to voters in ways that are authentic and meaningful for them.” (Source: Unite and Conquer, by Kyrsten Sinema, p.166-167 , Jul 1, 2009)

The foreword was written by her onetime gal pal and radical leftist Janet Napolitano.  The newspaper characterizes the book with these words: “If she continues to follow her own advice, Sinema could be the tonic for what ails America’s body politic.”

Close your mouth.  You might catch a fly!

The aptly nicknamed AZ Repukelick obviously was just revving up with its Hillary endorsement.  It devotedly went to the pre-election mat for Sinema. Nothing she has said or done mattered. The far left extremist concealed her radical and anti-Semitic past, magically transformed herself into a slimmed-down, soft-spoken, stylishly blonde aisle-crosser who deliberately hid her party affiliation and “just wants to get things done.” Her crude language currently in cold storage, Sinema is now suddenly transmogrified into an esteemed Democrat U.S. Senator representing Arizona. The newspaper, subtly acknowledging her propensity for deceit…redefines her as  “reflect[ing] the brand of 100 percent Arizona individualism,” ranking her along with other less than straight shooters, from Republicrats McCain, Sandra O’Connor and yes, Barry Goldwater to leftists Cesar Chavez and Mo Udall.

The AZ Republic is in orgasmic throes at the prospect of Sinema as a U.S. Senator. It even simultaneously published a vicious Benson cartoon mocking far more accomplished Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, recently appointed to the other senate seat, to accompany the Sinematic epic.

The bizarre editorial concludes with this bit of asininity as it calls her brand of politics “revolutionary… representing a refreshing, badly needed change”:

As a senator, she’ll have the biggest stage of her political career. She’ll have the task of delivering political clout to Arizona, which has lost the senatorial longevity and gravitas of McCain and Jeff Flake. We don’t think Sinema will have any trouble making her mark with the kind of flair and substance that reflects well on Arizona – a state with a history of producing impressive public figures who write their own stories.

This April 2, 2017 post will assist our readers more fully understand the increasing intensity of the reporting distortions and psychotic duplicity that drives the failing, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper.


AZ GOP needs oxygen not smoke

December 24, 2018

In the recent post, “Harsh truths underscore internecine AZ GOP battles,” we touched on the internal battle raging between the establishment and conservative wings for the heart and soul of Arizona’s Republican Party.

The battle has become a full-fledged war playing out in Republican Briefs, Frosty Taylor’s well respected political go-to site. Taylor is a retired newspaper reporter who worked in the profession when integrity mattered.

The escalation is epitomized by Bruce Ash, Arizona’s Republican National Committeeman since 2007 and conservatives, who are fed up with the weak GOP control that allowed our previously bright red state to veer purple under its less than watchful eye.

In District 28, the party actively participated in the takedown of a well-qualified conservative incumbent, who was replaced by a Democrat in the General Election after the irresponsible meddling. This past November also saw myriad previously Republican statewide offices won by Democrats and the loss of a U.S. Senate seat to a bonafide radical who magically transformed herself from a onetime Green party candidate to a Democrat, albeit one who never mentioned her affiliation during the race.

Jonathan Lines was chairman when we lost a U.S. Senate seat, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and one of the two seats on the utility rate-setting Corporation Commission. Greg Stanton, the left-wing former mayor of Phoenix won in Congressional District 9. Dems now hold five of Arizona’s nine CD seats.

Two former Maricopa County Chairmen Lyle Tuttle and Rob Haneyboth conservatives, have addressed this debacle in letters to Ash. He has remained mute — never according either man the courtesy of a reply. Copies of their letters appear in Briefs and can be read by clicking on their names.

The Arizona Daily Independent weighed in with this Sunday comic and accompanying article, exposing the threats that typify the instability of Bruce Ash, who is not only inept but appears to be unhinged.

When the Arizona Republican Party is in dire need of resuscitation, we are receiving smoke rather than oxygen.

The intraparty reorganization county and state meetings are fast approaching.  The Maricopa County meeting takes place Jan. 12. The statutory state meeting is Jan. 26.  New officers to guide the party forward are desperately needed. Former state chairman Robert (Mc)Graham relishes his role as the puppeteer manipulating the strings of current chair Jonathan Lines, who is running for reelection despite having overseen an unprecedented statewide Republican fail.  But Graham has a backup plan. Frank Thorwald, who works for the puppet master is waiting in the wings as ascendant of the Plan B strategy.

Dr. Kelli Ward, a former two-term state senator, is the conservative running for Arizona Republican Chairman. SRAZ supports her candidacy. Read about her and her unifying vision for the Arizona Republican Party moving forward to the 2020 elections. 


Sen. Sinema: AZ Republic applauds voting for plumbing over competence

November 18, 2018

Capable women have long impacted Arizona politics, with voters sending Isabella Greenway to Congress in 1932. Lorna Lockwood was the nation’s first female Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court in the 1960’s, Jewel Jordan was elected Maricopa County Sheriff in 1944.  Ana Frohmiller was elected State Auditor in 1926. Read more:

The front page of Sunday’s edition of the local newspaper is topped with a large photo of select past and current women elected to statewide office in Arizona. Centered among them and more prominent than the others in bold color — not muted or in the gray tones used for some, is Kyrsten Sinema their latest heroine, in a bared-shouldered dress. Sinema is the far left, newly elected U.S. Senator, the first woman in that role in the history of Arizona. 

Arizona has been in the forefront of electing women for the better part of the century, since our 1912 statehood. Countless women have served in the state legislature, including Polly Rosenbaum, a Democrat from Gila County, who was in the House of Representatives for 46 years (prior to term limits), until age 95, when she lost due to redistricting.  Republican Barry Goldwater lamented her defeat. Until her last day on the job, she was still taking the stairs rather than using the elevator.

We’ve had had a long list of female Arizona governors, including Rose Mofford, Jane Hull, Janet Napolitano, and Jan Brewer. Five women have held the office of Secretary of State, next in line of succession to the governor. The courts are filled with female judges. Arizona’s Supreme Court has been populated with women, including several who have been Chief Justice.

Lorna Lockwood is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court — serving two terms in that role — after being elected in 1960. Lockwood was born in 1903 in the Arizona territory, passed the bar in 1925 and was a state Legislator and Superior Court Judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court as the first female justice. SRAZ covered this history in 2012 complete with a photo of Justice Lockwood.

Arizona didn’t just fall off a repressive election train. In fact, back in 1944 Jewel Jordan was elected Maricopa County Sheriff. The state treasurer’s office was led by Carol Springer, elected in 1999. It is currently held by Eileen Klein and soon will be under the capable leadership of former state senator, Kimberly Yee.  However, before any of them where ever heard of, Anastasia “Ana” Frohmiller (1891-1971) was elected Coconino County Treasurer in the 1920’s. She became the first woman to serve as State Auditor, an office to which she was elected in 1926. She held that office until 1950 when she ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor against Republican Howard Pyle.

Karan English, Gabrielle Giffords, Ann Kirkpatrick, Martha McSally, Debbie Lesko and Sinema have all been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. But, Isabella Greenway (1886-1953) preceded them all as Arizona’s first female U.S. Representative. She was elected as Arizona’s sole at-large Representative to the 73rd Congress in 1932. She won reelection in 1934. Greenway Road and several schools are named in her honor.

Yet despite the fact that Arizona women have held elected leadership roles for decades, the Arizona Republic treats the election of Kyrsten Sinema — clearly not the one to brag about (links to a series of revealing posts) — as though electing women is an anomaly.

Elections should be based on ability, not on plumbing. Once again, the Arizona Republic reveals its foolish leftist bonding to political correctness, when Arizona has clearly not fallen in lockstep with that contrivance. Accomplished Arizona women have ably represented the state long before the word “bi-sexual,” Sinema’s chosen identifier, was ever heard of.