Al Franken not so funny, Judge Moore stands firm

November 18, 2017

Although this Bloomberg report attempts to link the ongoing and appalling sexcapades of Minnesota Democrat Senator Al Franken with Alabama Senatorial candidate Roy Moore, there are no similarities.

Moore, a twice elected Supreme Court Justice and two-time candidate for governor has never had any charges of sexual impropriety leveled against him in all of his previous campaigns — until he decided to run for the U.S. Senate. Whereas Franken, when faced with overwhelming evidence, including a damning photo, acknowledged his guilt and, according to today’s front page article, “personally” apologized for forcibly attacking the woman who was on a USO tour in Afghanistan  with him. The press account refers to the photo as “joking.”  Crudeness is not new to Franken, who publicly discussed drugging and raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.

Moore has steadfastly denied the claims, post dated 40 years, and maintained his innocence.

Prior to being elected, Franken was a comedian. He was elected from the same state that put professional wrestler Jesse “the Body” Ventura in the governor’s office. Those occasional  -60 F winter temperatures obviously mess with clarity of thinking.

An AP report in today‘s Arizona Republic, attempting to deflect from predatory Democrats is headlined, “As sex scandals topple those with power, some ask: Why not Trump?” referring to a private comment he made prior to his election.   A better question would be “How did President Bill Clinton get away with lying and suborning perjury about his affair with a White House intern — which he later admitted?”

The Roy Moore case is simple to follow. It’s deeply rooted in politics. As we previously noted in  “Gunning for Roy Moore: Why now?” within the state of Alabama Roy Moore was insulated and safe from scurrilous accusations to take him out of his previous campaigns. This time is different.  He’s a conservative running for the U.S. Senate. The party apparatus — most notably Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — wants pliable. Roy Moore doesn’t fit that description. The accusatory story broke in the Washington Post, a far left publication solely owned by multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos, who didn’t think it important to cover the ongoing rape allegations against Hollywood insider Harvey Weinstein, but is dedicated to perpetrating politically based allegations against Roy Moore.

Mitch McConnell’s leadership position is riding on this U.S. Senate race. His shaky majority could well be upended by uncompromising conservative Roy Moore.

Curiously, none of Moore’s accusers were heard from when he was elected chief justice in 2000 and 2012 or when he ran for governor in 2006 and 2010, making the timing of the women’s claims even more suspicious.

The Washington syndicate can’t tolerate a man of conscience who won’t robotically fall in line with the D.C. power structure, which is why McConnell is now demanding that Moore, “Step aside.”

To his credit, Judge Moore is digging in his heels. If we were all to cower and run in the face of suspicious and contrived allegations, the wrong people would always win. As a man of faith, Judge Moore knows that and will not concede to evil.

 

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Flying into McCain?

November 17, 2017

Mayor Stanton employs odd tactic to aid his next political pursuit — naming airport terminal after pilot who crashed 3 planes*

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has political aspirations that far exceed the job he’s held since 2012. Although he  filed to run for Secretary of State earlier this year, the liberal Democrat now has his eye on congress. With U. S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a fellow leftist, abandoning the 9th Congressional District post to run for the U.S. Senate, Stanton has decided to try his luck for the open CD 9 seat in 2018.

His vote-getting scheme calculated to bring RINOs into the Democrat fold is the renaming of Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Stanton’s fawning words showcase Arizona’s Senior Senator’s (ASS) appeal to the left:

“Senator McCain has given so much of himself to our country, to Arizona and to Phoenix. Giving something back to an American hero, a former naval aviator and a 30-year member of the U.S. Senate is the least we can do,” Stanton announced Thursday.

Stanton also took to twitter where the majority of tweets were anti-McCain, until word went out to give him some accolades, which appear grouped together.

Councilman Jim Waring, who began his political career as an aide to ASS — with whom he still maintains a strong relationship — said:

“This is a fitting tribute to a man who personifies courage and perseverance.” Waring added, “Sky Harbor Airport is one of America’s busiest airports and is a point of pride for Phoenicians.  As such, there is no greater honor the city can bestow than to name one of its terminals after a community leader. Tens of millions of visitors and residents will see Senator McCain’s name and be reminded of his long service and personal sacrifice on behalf of Arizona and our country.” 

Perseverance? Does that include running for another six-year term at age 81? Being the dramatic ‘thumb’s down’ vote against replacing Obamacare? Digging in his heels after a brain cancer diagnosis in order to continue hammering President Trump — including passing a bogus dossier intending to implicate Trump to the FBI director? ASS is a bitter and vengeful man.

Waring’s apple-polishing foolishness requires approval of the Democrat majority City Council members who will consider the proposal Nov. 29. It will then be forwarded to ASS’s office for “full consideration.”  Bet on a quick ‘thumb’s up.’

Terminal 3  is in the midst of a nearly $600 million renovation, scheduled to be completed in 2020. 

* Read the LA Times report on McCain’s botched flying record resulting in three costly crashes.


Jeff Flake does the expected: Supports Democrat

November 15, 2017

SRAZ has covered the suspiciously timed allegations aimed at former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, now running for the U.S. Senate in that state.

On Monday, Jeff Flake, who opted out of his own senate race in Arizona after being faced with the reality of abysmal polling numbers, gratuitously jumped into the fray, lodging his own assault on Roy Moore.

“Just to be clear,“ Flake tweeted, “if the choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, I would run to the polling place to vote for the Democrat.”

This is not abhorrent behavior. The aptly named Flake, it should be remembered, escorted Merrick Garland through the halls of the U.S. Senate, introducing Obama’s lame duck choice for the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, as he attempted to garner votes for the Democrat‘s confirmation. Had he been successful, the dramatic leftward lurch of the high court, would have had irrevocable negative consequences. 

Fortunately, though much to Flake’s dismay, Donald Trump was elected president. He nominated Tenth Circuit Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch who was confirmed to fill the seat made available by the unexpected death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Amnesty supporter Jeff Flake has long confused the two political parties and what they stand for. He’s had his snout in the public trough so long, he’s unable to discern the stark differences. They each have platforms, which he obviously has never taken the time to review.


Dying AZ Republic continues to insult readers

November 13, 2017

Over the years, we’ve written about the failing, intelligence-insulting local newspaper. On this lovely autumn morning when many of us might be inclined to forgive many overreaches, let us remind you why the Hillary-endorsing, amnesty-supporting rag is not worth your time or money.

Today’s edition contains only three + pages of opinion passing itself off as news. These efforts are  tucked in among multiple full page ads for hearing aids, along with knee braces and dentures for its aged reader demographic. AP and USA Today handle whatever “heavy lifting” there is. The lone columnist quotes Democrat strategists who are putting together a ballot initiative which would be a constitutional amendment to limit free speech in elections. Her effort is titled, “Want to find out who is buying our elections?”

The editorial by Linda Valdez’ encroaching replacement Elvia Diaz is headlined, “Will love for Mexico save NAFTA.” It is on the same page masquerading as “Opinions” that headlines, “Republican Party of louts and dunces.”

There is a total of four lockstep letters to the editor, under an anti-Republican cartoon, most often Trump-thumping. They are titled: “Failing again to understand supporters of Donald Trump,” followed by “Arizona is fortunate to have men like Jeff Flake and John McCain.” Next contains a threat to conservative Arizona U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs and Trent Franks, titled, “We will remember the Republicans who turned on Robert Mueller.” The final letter compliments the newspaper’s publisher on her editorial intended to remove a GOP state lawmaker.

As usual, there is a front page box inviting remaining readers to “Go deeper with digital.” The newspaper, which often repeats the same article twice in a single edition, uses ASU Cronkite student reporters and lacks editors. Most of its seasoned reporters took the desperation buy-out offers and left a few years ago.  It can no longer continue to stay afloat buying newsprint and ink while keeping what’s left of home deliveries and drop-offs at convenience marts.

The Daily Insult’s only immediate path to survival is going entirely online where it will compete with multitudes of more reliable news sources and eventually turn up its toes. The left-wing Arizona Republic, which actually referred to itself as conservative when endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, has written its own obituary.


US Rep. Andy Biggs recipient of insults — hurled by a jerk

November 9, 2017

Leftist columnist E.J. Montini can’t handle a principled stance 

Those who still read the Arizona Republic are all too aware of its descent into oblivion. Content is flimsy, engineered to appeal to the casual reader seeking entertainment and dining reviews who definitely doesn’t want to be taxed with major issues or the seniors who are the target of the multiple full page hearing aid ads or retirement community inducements. Local news is frequently written by ASU’s Cronkite journalism students who obviously need another semester or two under their belts. National events are filtered through the liberal lens of Associated Press. International issues appear in the USA Today insert. The Hillary-endorsing newspaper’s stock in trade has been its unswerving dedication to battering former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and President Trump.  The overarching policy is amnesty for illegals.

When an issue tugs at its leftwingism, out comes the multifaceted, in-tandem grinding machine including contrived reports, columnists, the cartoonist and the trusty fallback, the editorial page to inflict punishment on the offender.

Now there is a new target. U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs. Prior to being elected to congress in 2016, Biggs represented state Legislative District 22 — running unopposed —- and served as President of the Arizona Senate. Besides being a genuinely decent man, he’s bright. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies, he earned a Master’s degree in political Science, holds a Juris Doctorate, and was licensed to practice in three states before retiring from the practice of law to concentrate on politics. He and his wife have six children.

So what causes him to be the recipient of slings and arrows and held in enough contempt by a marginal, left-wing Republic columnist to be called a “toady” and a “loser“?

Biggs is a principled, conservative. He is also a first-term member of congress.  It’s clear the newspaper thinks it has a better shot at replacing him with a Democrat than more deeply entrenched AZ Congressman Trent Franks (R-CD8), leading to this opening salvo.

According to scrawny liberal columnist E..J. Montini, Biggs has crossed the line in joining with other Congressmen in calling on former FBI director Robert Mueller to acknowledge his obvious conflicts of interest and step down as special counsel in what has become known as the Russian probe.  As FBI director in 2010, Mueller bungled an investigation into Russian bribery and extortion resulting in a deal to purchase 0ne-fifth of the U.S. uranium resources, known as the Uranium One Deal. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was complicit in approving the nefarious deal. The Obama administration Justice Department sat on information for four years and silenced a whistle-blower who tried to alert Congress to the questionable activity.

Montini’s “loser” description is his attempt at sarcasm stemming from the fact that Biggs once won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes, but is a political loser for challenging the integrity of an Obama administration official.


D.R.E.A.M. Act morphs into dreamy amnesty, Part II

November 8, 2017

Illegal’s impossible to verify claims set stage for nightmare rather than dream

If you’re looking for support of amnesty or full-blown citizenship for illegal aliens who have invaded the United States, The Periódico de la República de Arizona (AZ Republic newspaper) never disappoints. The editorial board would feature this issue on a daily basis if other national and local priorities didn’t occasionally raise their pesky heads.

The most recent foray comes packaged as a demand to congress. “Enough politics. Pass the Dream Act now.” The only item missing is a declarative exclamation point. Let’s begin with the soft word “Dream” contrived to induce warm sympathetic responses to what is now estimated to be about a million illegals claiming they were brought here as young children by their invader parents.  There is no way to accurately verify their claims. The Dream Act is toothless and requires incomprehensible naiveté on the part of those being asked to condone its provisions.

There is no need for SRAZ to reinvent the wheel where this Democrat Party expansion lunacy is concerned. For the best response, we’re reprising a previous post written after the Nov. 2016 presidential election, but prior to Donald Trump‘s inauguration. Please  reacquaint yourself with these truths:

Once upon a time — in 2001 — we first heard of something known as the D.R.E.A.M. Act. The acronym stood for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. It was introduced as S.1291. The 2002 bill was drafted before the speech police ruled the words “illegal” and “alien” unacceptable, so they were used extensively throughout the bill.

The D.R.E.A.M. Act was a liberal dream come true, a warm and fuzzy piece of legislation lacking any means of verification while permanently swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party.

Those applying for the gift of U.S. citizenship need only affirm they were 16 years of age or younger when they initially entered the United States and are currently 35 years of age or younger. They have to declare that they have been persons of good moral character since initially being brought to the U.S. as children by their parents — illegally. Verifying how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last year at age 34 is impossible to substantiate.

Along the way those hoping to access the overly generous provisions of the D.R.E.A.M. Act, simply became known by the sympathy provoking term, “Dreamers.” They are no longer “alien minors,” but merely those requiring compassion. There are consequences to this massive scale manipulation and the victims are not the illegals, but our own American citizen children.

The so-called “Dreamers” represent a dual assault on law-abiding, taxpaying American citizens and legal immigrants, since public universities grant illegals in-state tuition. American parents who send their children to out-of-state colleges have to pay higher tuition than illegals.

Most importantly, this scam results in illegals taking the limited number of spaces available for students at public universities, crowding out deserving American students and eventually competing with them in the job market.

Any illegal who claims they entered the U.S. before they were 16 years old and have lived here for at least five years can gain legal residence and ultimately citizenship merely by graduating high school, attending two years of college or entering the military. But even those requirements can be waived if they would cause “hardship.”

The biggest winners of this reckless lunacy will be the millions of illegals whose status is legitimized, and universities striving to enhance their numbers of Hispanic undergrads to 25 percent in order to qualify for a $1 billion fund set up by the Department of Education forHispanic Serving Institutions.” Over a dozen Arizona schools are on the notorious list.

President-elect Donald Trump has stated he will terminate DACA, (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an executive action signed into law by Obama in 2012. It provides an exemption from deportation and a renewable two-year work permit. 

Let’s be clear. ‘Dreamers’ are dreaming of one thing: Stealth Amnesty. They are being aided and abetted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the Phoenix Union High School District, funded by citizen’s tax dollars while creating impediments to our own kids.


Race baiting Dem Ralph Northam elected VA Governor

November 7, 2017

We’ve all seen the despicable campaign ad depicting a driver in his pickup truck, flying a confederate flag, with a ‘Gillespie for Governor‘bumper sticker on the back. The truck sports a ‘Don’t tread on Me” license plate as it careens down a roadway, appearing to try to mow down minority children.

In a race that was neck-in-neck as the returns first came in, Ed Northam, an ally of Barack Obama, pulled ahead in the Northern Virginia outskirts of Washington, DC. after shamelessly linking Gillespie with white supremacists. The final unofficial results are Northam 53% to Gillespie’s 45%.

Titled “American Nightmare,” the ad, released by the left-wing group Latino Victory Fund has been airing through Election Day on Spanish-language stations in key Democrat strongholds.

Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder’s group the National Democratic Redistricting Committee has pumped over a $1 million into the Virginia governor’s race to ensure Democrat’s redistricting efforts in advance of the 2020 Census.

Let’s hope Republicans are paying rock solid attention and are engaged in more worthwhile pursuits than fighting President Trump, as Arizona’s pathetic excuses for U.S. Senators are doing.