The AZ Republic actually wants you to buy a paper?

November 25, 2015

After expending a great deal of time and effort begging its increasingly meager reader base to “Go deeper with digital,” the failing local newspaper has done an about face — at least for Thanksgiving. The anorexic daily, skinny and wan, has done its damnedest to veer away from hard copy publications requiring newsprint, ink, delivery drivers and editions hitting driveways — though fewer do these days. 

Gannett execs offered generous bonuses to longtime employees just to get them out the door and lower their overhead, replacing them with ASU students, who have no idea what actual journalism is and not even a passing familiarity with the First Amendment. Editors are gone, so the news reports are filled with teen colloquialisms and Snoopy-like, “It was a dark and stormy night” approaches. Pertinent details are missing and, let’s face it, the once towering beacon of reliable standards now does little more than dole out leftist, agendized spew with a hefty side of food news, sports and entertainment, aimed at a nearly nonexistent audience. The internet has replaced stale hard copy with fresh up-to-the minute reports.

For the holiday, however, the aptly nicknamed Arizona Repugnant promises “Another Thanksgiving Tradition: The Giant Newspaper!”  A screaming headline blares, “It’s almost time for our BIGGEST paper of the year including inspiring stories, your holiday gift guide, things to do for the long weekend, last minute turkey tips and the GIANT crossword puzzle. Plus, all the details on the weekend’s sports scene and up to 100 inserts full of deals.” 

You can, if so inclined, pick up this gargantuan bunch of dead tree pulp “as an early bird copy at your favorite store,” they advise. “Or, if you subscribe, we’ll bring it to you Thanksgiving morning.”

That sounds like more of a threat than a promise.

Obama’s bizarre miscues display leadership ineptness

November 25, 2015

French President Francois Hollande came to Washington to meet with Barack Obama Tuesday, following the synchronized acts of Islamic extremist terrorism that killed 130 people in Paris Nov. 13.  Hollande met earlier with his British counterparts and is proceeding to Germany, Italy and Russia. Obama, referring to his contemporary casually as “Francois,” pledged to stand with France, though offering no concrete actions the U.S. would take — making it clear it was up to Europe to escalate efforts to combat terrorism, though the ISIS terrorists have vowed imminent attacks (video) on the United States.

Coordination is not in the cards. Obama’s response is to welcome the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, he now claims are “subjected to vigorous screening and security checks” — something experts say is virtually impossible. He makes this assertion despite the fact that several of the Paris terrorists entered Europe as part of the flood of “refugees” leaving Syria.

Barack Obama and Francois Hollande’s joint news conference held bizarre overtones as Obama, who refers to the jihadist terror group commonly known as ISIS by his preferred acronym of ISIL, also began calling it “Daesh” during the televised meeting. Daesh is an acronym created out of the group’s full Arabic name, “al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham.” 

Obama has been criticized by Democrats as well as Republicans for not further ramping up a military response on the growing Islamic State he has referred to as a “JV Team” and recently claimed was “contained.” (video)

This CBS News poll released Monday confirms that Americans have little confidence in his handling of the threats.

Obama’s talk is cheap. In a line reminiscent of one used by the French to express unity with the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, linguist Obama said in French, “Nous sommes tous Français.” or “We are all French.” It’s a weak attempt at a harmonious gesture that boorishly escaped him in January when 40+ world leaders assembled in Paris to participate in a unity march following the ISIS slaughter of 17 people at the office of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. This was Obama’s late and cringe-worthy response.

Many Americans will remember it was French President Jacque Chirac who was the first foreign Head of State to arrive at the White House with a personal message of support and condolences after the radical Islamic-inflicted Sept. 11, 2001 carnage that killed nearly 3000 on American soil.

At the time, Obama was busying himself as an Illinois state legislator and restaurant critic, (video) so it might have escaped his notice.

AZ Republic: Hypocrites in face of ISIS jihadist attacks

November 19, 2015

Newspaper lobs misplaced brickbats at conservative Republicans

In an irrational editorial that clearly defines its radically leftist lurch, the Arizona Republic places the blame for unspeakable acts of terror not on ISIS, but on…..conservative Republicans.

 Carrying the absurd title,“ ISIS hits and the right goes wobbly,” making the Islamic jihadist organization sound more like a paper tiger than a dedicated killing machine committed to ensuring  every knee bend to Allah and in total submission to Sharia law.

Barack Obama, who refuses to use the words radical Islam, referred to the coordinated murderous attacks across Paris as “a setback,” after one day earlier foolishly claiming ISIS was “contained.” (Video under link) Previously he deemed ISIS a “JV team.” French President Francois Hollande hesitated not a moment in declaring the slaughters as “an act of war.”

But in Republicese, blaming Republicans carries the day, since there’s not a chance liberal Democrats could ever be culpable. There’s no need to read the entire frenzied editorial, the first 83 words will more than suffice.

As to Barack Obama, the incompetent President of the United States, it’s well to remember his Sept. 25, 2012 speech delivered at the United Nations just days after the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack when Islamic militants stormed the American diplomatic compound in Libya, killing the American ambassador and three other Americans attached to the embassy.

Obama’s speech contained these words, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

With the forced release of Hillary Clinton’s emails, we now know Obama deceptively blamed what he termed “a crude and disgusting video [that] sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world,” as he tried to rationalize the attacks with trickery.

Obama is a liar. His regime’s operatives lied on his behalf, denying what we now know was a pre-planned act of terror and definitely not “spontaneous.” And Hillary Clinton, who will likely be the 2016 Democrat presidential nominee, and will undoubtedly win the endorsement of this embarrassing rag masquerading as a newspaper — lied as well.

Formerly fawning reporters turn on Obama

November 18, 2015

This is Barack Obama’s full press conference at the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey which includes several reporters asking tough questions regarding U.S. policy in pursuing Islamic Jihadists.  The usually compliant media openly expressed frustration with Obama’s weak response to ISIS — which he alone refers to as ISIL.

In this shorter clip, CNN’s Jim Acosta bluntly asked, “I wanted to go back to something you said to Margaret (Brennan) earlier when you said you have not underestimated ISIS’s abilities. This is an organization that you once described as a ‘JayVee Team,’ that evolved into a force that has now occupied territory in Iraq and Syria and is now able to use that safe haven to launch attacks in other parts of the world. How is that not underestimating their capabilities? And how is that “contained,” quite frankly? And I think a lot of Americans have this frustration that they see that the United States has the greatest military in the world, it has the backing of nearly every other country in the world when it comes to taking on ISIS. I guess the question is, and if you’ll forgive the language, is why can’t we take out these bastards?”

Obama says the United States must welcome the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, who are “subjected to vigorous screening and security checks” — something experts say is virtually impossible. He makes this claim despite the fact that at least two of the Paris terrorists entered Europe as part of the flood of “refugees” leaving Syria.

In the current GQ magazine which features Obama on the cover, he looked ahead to life after his 15 remaining months in the White House saying he has fantasized about owning a professional basketball team or holding the commissioner’s job for the National Basketball Association. Obama, an avid sports fan, couldn’t do as much damage in the sporting arena as he has as the ineffectual leader of the free world and an embarrassing Commander-in-Chief.

Since Jeff Flake routinely plays basketball with Obama perhaps he could join the soon-to-be-former president at his dream job with the NBA.  It would give the unpopular Flake another chance to take his shirt off and free up the Arizona senate seat for an actual conservative.

Govs: Public safety trumps political correctness

November 17, 2015

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey makes proper decision regarding “refugee” resettlement

In the aftermath of the ISIS-led synchronized slaughter of innocents at numerous sites in Paris on Friday, and the recent downing of a Russian commercial airliner, Gov. Doug Ducey has issued this prudent statement regarding the resettlement of unvetted Muslims claiming refugee status in Arizona:

“Given the horrifying events in Paris last week, I am calling for an immediate halt in the placement of any new refugees in Arizona. As governor, I am invoking our state’s right under 8 USC, Section 1522 (a), to receive immediate consultation by federal authorities per the United States Refugee Act, and that the federal government take into account the concerns and recommendations of the state of Arizona as they are required to under federal law, in our efforts to keep our homeland safe. I also call on Congress and the President to immediately amend federal law to provide states greater oversight and authority in the administration of the placement of refugees. These acts serve as a reminder that the world remains at war with radical Islamic terrorists. Our national leaders must react with the urgency and leadership that every American expects to protect our citizens.”

With Ducey’s announcement, Arizona joins a growing list of states that have rejected the relocation of middle easterners claiming refugee status: Alabama  Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin have all announced their intentions to opt out.

Despite a  new  ISIS released video vowing an attack on Washington, D.C,  Barack Obama, speaking in Turkey, said that “the United States has to step up and do its part.”  Obama plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees now, with thousands more to come.

Some Democrat governors also voiced support for the “refugees.”  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said his state ‘“will continue to welcome those seeking refuge from persecution, regardless of where they come from or the religion they practice.” Democrat Govs. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut also said their states will have open door policies. New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, joined her Republican colleagues.

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, (R-Penn), appealed to Gov. Wolf in a letter urging him to reconsider his position. “’I write to urge you in the strongest terms possible to reconsider your plans to accept the so-called ‘refugees’ fleeing Syria and welcome them to Pennsylvania,” Barletta wrote, noting his position on the House Committee on Homeland Security and suggesting it’s best to wait to accept refugees “until a security apparatus is in place.”

In June, U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) sent this prophetic letter to Barack Obama and ranking members of the administration, expressing his concerns regarding resettlement of thousands of potential Islamic extremists.  

Foolishness is one thing.  Democrats appear to revel in needlessly imperiling American lives.

Ending illegal invasion is national security priority

November 16, 2015


On Friday, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz released his detailed “Plan to stop illegal immigration, secure the border, restore the rule of law and protect Americans,” declaring “It’s not that we don’t know how to solve illegal immigration. What is missing is the political will to get it done. And, as president, I will get it done. We will secure the borders.” 

Sens. Cruz and Marco Rubio have been trading barbs on the issue of illegal immigration, which is paramount for an increasing number of American voters in the 2016 presidential election. While Donald Trump deserves credit for bringing this subject front and center, he is short on specifics and long on repetitive bravado. Slick talking Rubio teamed with John McCain, Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer and a pack of other liberals and RINOs comprising the notorious pro-amnesty Gang of Eight.

In discussions regarding the illegal invasion, talk routinely turns to the importance of adherence to the Rule of Law. We hear of those who are waiting in line to legally immigrate to the United States. The notion of American workers displaced by illegals is not the fallacy we are led to believe since they are supposedly only “doing jobs Americans refuse to do.” Stop at any construction site and it’s clear that myriad jobs that once supported middle-class American families are now held by non-English speakers undercutting American wages.

In the wake of the synchronized and calculated Islamic Jihadist attacks perpetrated in Paris days ago accompanied by the now all too familiar cry of “Allahu Akbar!” (Allah is greater) it’s time to take into account the national security issues also at stake. At least two of the murderers were “refugees” who repaid European kindness with carnage.

Here at home, Barack Obama is similarly opening the floodgates not only to Central American and Mexican nationals, receiving taxpayer subsidized benefits as documented by Judicial Watch, but also to unvetted Middle Eastern Muslims from countries that despise the United States — mostly unaccompanied, single young men — claiming refugee status. Christians from the region are not so fortunate.  They are oddly deported by the Obama regime as not qualifying due to lack of government persecution. But hundred of thousands of Somali, Iraqi and Syrian Muslims of unknown political bents are being resettled throughout the U.S.

Despite the fact that ISIS murderers who perpetrated the massacres in Paris, said “American blood is the sweetest,“ the global jihadist threat is being welcomed into America by our own government in collusion with the United Nations. The insanity continues. WND reports that U.S. Mayors are foolishly claiming that more Muslim refugees will ‘help build our economies’

Bloody assaults on freedom loving nations should be a wake-up call. Was Sept. 11, 2001 too long ago for us to remember? Has the Fort Hood massacre faded from memory? The beheading of a female factory worker by a Muslim convert in Oklahoma? These and more were accompanied by shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” Home grown terrorists exist. Must we import others? At this point in our history, unchecked immigration is a national security issue. America’s first obligation is to the citizens of this country.

Vote as if your life and those of your family depended on it. They do.

Democrat debate: No deviation from leftist script

November 15, 2015

Disastrous Obama-Clinton foreign policy one and the same

We’ve all heard the claim from the uninformed, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans.” Most conservative activists realize there’s no point in debating with those so abysmally ill-informed, outside of suggesting they read the very divergent platforms of the two parties — something we know they won’t bother doing.

While Republicans promote less government and advocate personal responsibility, Democrats support increasingly expansive government and win by promising to provide more while disincentivizing individual effort.  

Saturday night’s Democrat debate at Drake University in Iowa, between Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley, lowers the bar further. Just a single day after coordinated teams of ISIS Muslim jihadists wrought carnage in Paris, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton —  taking a clue from her former boss Barack Obama — refused to use the words, “radical Islam.”

As these brazen killers were finalizing their deadly plans, Obama proved his ineptness in this interview with George Stephanopoulos the preceding day, by announcing he doesn’t think ISIS is gaining strength. “We have contained them,” he boasts. (Video under link)

Vermont Sen. Sanders, a self-described Democrat Socialist, whose main thrust is advocating class warfare by demonizing job creators, actually asserted climate change is a cause of terrorism, and indeed, poses a greater threat than terrorism. France, in shock after Friday night’s horrors, appears to agree, since it still plans to host the Nov. 30 – Dec. 11  global climate change summit with over a hundred world leaders “because it’s an essential meeting for humanity,” according to the French Prime Minister.

Essential for humanity is ridding the globe of ISIS based radical Islamic terrorism. That begins by calling it by its rightful name, something neither Clinton nor Obama are inclined to do. The other imperative is shutting down the admittance of mostly young male Muslims claiming refugee status in Europe and the U.S., at least a couple of whom participated in the savage slaughter of innocents at six different sites across Paris.

O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, appears the most reasonable of the Democrat debate trio, which explains why he isn’t registering a blip on the polling radar.


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