Toppling monuments: Analyzing the radical leftist’s demands

August 20, 2017

This past week has provided most of us with too much political lunacy to digest. Wide-scale death and injury perpetrated by Islamic jihadists in Spain and Finland, North Korea, led by a madman is threatening a “merciless (nuclear) strike,” and here at home riots and bizarre demands made by the undereducated who are not only toppling historical Civil War monuments but now want to obliterate references to our nation’s founders — Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Madison and others who owned slaves. Today we all agree the practice, then legal, was reprehensible. It is a stain on our past, but one we brought to an end.

In a testament to the pathetic state of  American education with leftist union teachers falling down on the job of educating the students in their charge, a statue of President Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president and the man famed for emancipating slaves, was defaced and then burned. Rampaging liberals, intent on destruction, lack the facts to discern that it was Republicans such as Lincoln who emerged victorious in the brutal Civil War that put an end to slavery. Democrats fought to defend it.

The word “racist” is hurled with impunity. “Hate speech” — speech the left disagrees with — has become an unpardonable sin, no longer worthy of First Amendment protection. Universities, which should be the bastions encouraging and protecting free expression, shut down or disinvite speakers with whom their liberal students disagree. 

Our president is arriving in Phoenix for a rally on Tuesday, and two far left Democrat Arizona Congressmen will be acting as ring leaders ginning up an unruly mob to gain national attention, since they’ve accomplished  nothing worthy of note.

Matthew Vadum, writing for FrontPage mag provides a thought-provoking piece, Sharpton targets the Jefferson Memorial, which we highly recommend.


Jeff Flake: The image polishing begins anew

August 11, 2017

Large swaths of the world are in chaos. Islamic terrorists are committed to the slaughter of innocents with the ultimate goal of taking over the planet. A North Korean madman is threatening nuclear destruction. The leftist World Economic Forum cites catastrophic weather or the reliable fallback of Climate Change as the ‘most pressing’ risk looming in our future.

But the Arizona Republic sees things through a different lens. Now that it has satisfied its blood lust in relentlessly pursuing former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, it has other political fish to fry to fulfill its liberal agenda. 

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) a Republicrat who spent decades in Washington colluding with Democrats, is suffering from what his Mayo Clinic doctors refer to as an “aggressive form of brain cancer.”  His days of negatively impacting the political scene are nearing an end. His kiss off to conservatives was casting the deciding vote against repealing Obamacare, a vengeful finger in the eye to President Donald Trump who he refused to support during the 2016 election.

 His like-minded junior senate partner, Jeff Flake, has been taking pre-election heat from every corner for his arrogant attacks on the president in particular and conservatives in general. This week he was chastised by Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, for his skewering of Republicans in his new 140-page pamphlet being called a book, carrying a title that was previously used by Barry Goldwater in 1960. 

Jeff Flake, not known for having an original thought, will be facing voters in 2018.  The newspaper is worried enough about keeping this reckless open borders, amnesty supporter in place that the morning edition ignores all of the turmoil to strategically place him above-the-fold, with the appropriate headline, “A blaze’s aftermath.”  He is shown surveying the scene of the early summer Goodwin forest fire in the conservative voter base of Yavapai County. with an accompanying three-page article. The task is a major undertaking since the aptly named Flake holds the distinction of having the lowest approval rating of any senator in the 100-member body.

Jeff Flake: Reaping what he has sown sheds additional light on this deceptive RINO.


Navigating the language of Liberalese

August 6, 2017

Illegal alien mother teaches her kids an essential principle: Actions have consequences

The USA Today headline was an attention grabber: “After 17 years, Ohio mom of 4 faces deportation.” The hard copy edition was somewhat different: “Immigrant mom faces deportation after traffic violation.” 

Either version elicits the same response. What’s going on here? It turns out, the answer is “plenty.”

 Beatriz Morelos Casillas, 37, her husband and their children live in Smallville…er…Painesville, northeast of Cleveland. She was stopped on her way home from her factory job, we are told, and found to be driving without a license, a violation any of us would be charged with. .Her case had the added caveat of Casillas, a Mexican national, being in the United States illegally.

Her illegal status caused her to be taken into custody. The sympathetic portrayal claims she was “scheduled to be deported to the Texas border state of Tamaulipas — one of the most dangerous places in Mexico.”

To add to the drama, we are told her he kids, ages 4 to 12, are U.S. citizens and never have been out of the United States, according to her husband, Jose DeJesus. “She doesn’t have anybody in Mexico,” DeJesus said. “Everything she owns, everything she has is right here. She is here to live the American dream.”

Using Jose’s logic, sneaking into the United States, having a large family of anchor babies and wanting to live the American dream are reasons to overlook the laws of our sovereign nation, and give her a pass. Further into the tale of woe, we are told this is not her first rodeo.  She’s been deported previously

But such facts aren’t enough to keep an Hispanic advocacy group from coming to her aid. They refer to as “low hanging fruit,” for the U.S. government, since her repeat offender status allows her to be deported without a hearing.

How dare officials expedite a repeat offender? Why should there be any consequences for blatant disregard of our laws?

 Ask Rev. Steve Vellenga, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Painesville, who is working to rally community support for Casillas.  “She is not a criminal, not a violent person, and she is being sent back to a situation where her life will be at risk. This is the result of years of failing to reform immigration. We don’t see the immorality of what we are doing.”

Then ask the families of Kate Steinle and Grant Ronnebeck who join the infamous list of victims of multiple deported illegals. 

Fortunately we now have a president who is addressing the seriousness of the porous border, which provides passage for illicit drugs, criminals and a route for those from terror sponsoring nations who intend to wreak havoc on America.

In 2010, Seeing Red AZ posted “A Primer: How to decipher Republicese,”which includes a link to a 2008 post titled, “Lingo,” in which we expose the word manipulation of the liberal media.

 

 


US Supreme Court allows travel ban — for now

June 26, 2017

President Donald Trump and the American people received a temporary victory today as the U.S. Supreme Court upheld part of his executive order restricting travel from six terror sponsoring counties: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Fox News carries the compete report.

 


Celebration of assassination betrays leftist hypocrisy

June 13, 2017

Broadway incites presidential assassination, mob cheers

In a bizarre mockery of President Trump passing itself off as a highbrow production of Julius Caesar, the assassination scene is the main impetus. If this is public theater, it has sunken to a new low. Even the reviewer called the production “genuinely frightening.”

We live in dangerous times in an increasingly polarized nation. Donald Trump was elected by a majority of Americans who were demoralized following eight years of far leftist governance by Barack Obama.  Imagine if conservatives controlled the entertainment venues of Broadway, Hollywood and the majority of what comes directly into our homes via television — filled with biased news and vicious deceit passing itself off as comedy.  Obama and his family who were revered by the celebrity clique, would still never be treated in such a repulsive manner.

Some of Julius Caesar sponsors have pulled their funding. They all should have. Presidential assignations are no joke. Four U.S. Presidents have been killed, two others were wounded,  surviving attempts on their lives.

The same elites who consider the stabbing of our president entertainment, celebrating it as a free speech issue, go mysteriously silent when universities — where free speech should flourish — stage raucous protests to repress it when it conflicts with their liberal views. They remain silent when conservative speakers with whom they disagree are shut down or uninvited.

North Korea’s unstable leader is threatening to nuke New York. Terrorism in the United States and Western Europe has reached epic heights resulting in the murders and maiming of ordinary people going about their lives. Instead of pulling together in a united effort to defeat evil, we are increasingly inundated with those who appallingly find it appealing.

Freedom of speech is enshrined in our Constitution. It once had its limits. Schenck v. United States, decided in 1919, is notable for Supreme Court Justice Oliver Holmes writing “the most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.” It was overturned in 1969 by the infamous Warren Court.


Jihadist terrorism: The “new normal” is unacceptable

June 4, 2017

Justice Dept. asks SCOTUS to let temporary travel ban take effect

The UK’s Daily Mail reports another deadly attack by radical Islamic terrorists has hit London, less than two weeks after jihadist murderers targeted their blood lust on a crowd of mostly young girls and women following a concert in the Manchester arena. The 22-year-old terrorist made numerous trips to Libya, his parent’s homeland, where he learned the cowardly techniques of mass slaughter of innocents.

The latest — dual London Bridge area attacks — in which a van plowed through a crowd of pedestrians, followed by gruesome knifings with 12-inch blades —are the third jihadist deadly assaults on British soil in just 10 weeks. This rampage resulted in 7 dead and over 45 wounded.

The Islamic-based contagion is spreading and taking lives in Western Europe and the United States. But wanting to protect ourselves from what Daniel Greenfield descries as the “new normal,” brands us as Islamophobes. Greenfield, a journalist and scholar who focuses on the radical left and Islamic terrorism, rightly identifies Islamic terrorism as a war. In his latest column,Europe’s next big war,“ he unequivocally states, “The only way to stop that war is to stop migration from terror states today.”

During his campaign, President Donald Trump sensibly advocated banning travel from terror sponsoring nations. In view of the ongoing violence we have been exposed to since Sept. 11, 2001, it was a compelling reason many Americans supported his candidacy. After election, on Jan. 27 he attempted to implement restrictions involving 7 terror sponsoring nations: Voices on the left accused him of  anti-Muslim discrimination. A revised list of 6 counties, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Syria and Yemen, omitting Iraq — noted that they were either state sponsors of terrorism or their territories were so compromised that they were effectively havens for terrorist groups. On March 6 it too, was shot down by federal judges, who declared it violated the First Amendment religious protections of Muslims.

“This executive order responsibly provides a needed pause so we can carefully review how we scrutinize people coming here from these countries of concern,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.  Included is the ability of specific individuals to be able to request waivers, which will be given on a case-by-case basis.

The Justice Department announced it is “confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism. The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.”

On Thursday, the Trump administration requested the U.S. Supreme Court allow the temporary ban to take effect.

Stay tuned.


Homeland Security chief: “Terror threat worse than most realize”

May 27, 2017

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Friday that the terror threat is worse than most realize, saying some people would “never leave the house” if they knew the truth.

“I was telling [Fox host] Steve [Doocy] on the way in here, if he knew what I knew about terrorism, he’d never leave the house in the morning,” Kelly said on “Fox & Friends.”

He noted there were four major terror attacks in the last week — in England, Egypt, the Philippines and Indonesia — “by generally the same groups.”

Read the sobering report here.

And today, the Times of London is reporting that Intelligence officers have identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in Britain as potential terrorist attackers.

The scale of the challenge facing the police and security services was disclosed by Whitehall sources after criticism that multiple opportunities to stop the Manchester bomber had been missed.

Political correctness will be the end of the civilized world as the “Religion of Peace” tightens its grip.