Dem opportunist Rodney Glassman now a “conservative”

July 1, 2020

Current and former Republican politicians are mysteriously crawling over one another to give their endorsements to a newly minted Democrat-turned-Republican candidate for Maricopa County Assessor. This under-the-radar, but important office deals with property tax evaluations for nearly 2 million parcels and requires utmost integrity. 

In early October the bombshell broke that Assessor Paul Petersen was arrested, facing multiple state and federal charges in connection with a fraudulent adoption and money laundering scheme stretching from the Marshall Islands to Arizona, Utah and even Arkansas. He recently pleaded guilty and faces lengthy prison time.

Since then the office has been in the capable hands of Maricopa County Assessor Eddie Cook, a trusted, conservative community leader, technology expert and former member of the Gilbert Town Council where he served for nearly a decade. Cook was unanimously appointed by the Board of Supervisors as Maricopa County Assessor over 10 other GOP applicants. He is restoring trust and accountability to the office, eliminating waste and saving taxpayers money. Take time to read his priorities and accomplishments.

Conservative Eddie Cook, the recipient of a national award for improving efficiencies, is being challenged by lawyer Rodney Glassman, a lifelong Democrat operative who opportunistically switched party affiliation, hoping to launch a higher level career from this post. He has run for and applied for appointment to numerous positions as success eluded him.

Glassman has an unlikely background for someone seeking political office as a Republican and even embracing the term “conservative.” He worked as a D.C. staffer for radical leftist Congressman Raul Grijalva. He also ran for the U.S. Senate from Arizona as a Democrat. Additionally, Rodney Glassman was a candidate for state chairman of the Arizona Democrat Party, hoping to guide the statewide strategy for defeating Republicans. This post was one in a long string of offices he sought and lost. After magically recasting himself in 2018 he ran as a Republican for the Arizona Corporation Commission and lost again, just as he did as a Democrat carrying the UFCW Union endorsement.

Integrity is not on Glassman’s radar. He hosted a fundraiser for a member of the Board of Supervisors who would be tasked with selecting Paul Peterson’s replacement. The invitation can be seen here.

A genuine Republican, Eddie Cook continues to amass support and has won the endorsement of Arizona Congressman and former State Senate President Andy Biggs, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.

This is an important election. It’s crucial to retain Eddie Cook as Assessor.  Don’t  be conned by the biggest signs placed by wealthy political changeling Rodney Glassman, desperate for a win, whose intent is to buy his way into office…any office.


SCOTUS turncoats: The ultimate betrayal

June 30, 2020

The United States Supreme Court has long had a predilection for Republican nominated Justices turning hard left after confirmation and donning the black robes of ultimate authority. Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy and Sandra O’Connor were prime examples of portraying themselves as conservative and then reveling in the muddy waters of being “swing votes,” aligning with liberals on major issues.

President Donald Trump is now likely feeling the same sting that Pres. Ronald Reagan endured as his nominees O’Connor and Kennedy danced with the wolves.

Neil Gorsuch, a former U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Tenth Circuit, was nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to succeed brilliant originalist Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly while on a hunting trip.

Brett Kavanaugh, a U.S. District Court Judge for the D.C. Circuit, succeeded retiring Anthony Kennedy following a contentious nominating process in which Democrats went to the mat to defeat his nomination. Pres. Trump’s support remained solid and conservatives rejoiced as the two nominees each were sworn in and took their seats on the nation’s highest court.

On the nine-member court with five Republican appointees — including Chief Justice John Roberts — the all-too-frequent lurch to the left is palpably disappointing.

Monday, Roberts jarringly joined far-left justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor in striking down Louisiana’s law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, concluding such patient protections violate the abortion rights mandated in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Two weeks earlier, the court ruled 5-4 against the Trump administration, saying it did not take the proper steps to end Obama’s 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects an estimated quarter of a million illegal aliens from deportation based on unable to be verified claims they entered the USA with their invading parents as young children. Roberts, ensuring a future Democrat majority voting bloc, wrote the court’s opinion, joined by the four liberal justices.

Bereaved family members making final arrangements for their loved ones at a Georgia funeral home, were forced to deal with an obvious male employee who decided to come to work in drag. His employer asked him to return to his usual mode of dress, which he claimed infringed on his right of free expression as a newly configured transgender male. Gerald Bostock’s outrageous claim was persuasive. In a June 15, 2020, 6-3 ruling, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion. Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh were in the minority authoring dissents, voting for sanity.

Chief Justice John Roberts, portrayed as a conservative when nominated by President George W. Bush, joined his liberal colleagues in all three cases.


Walter Williams details the “greatness of America,” exposes Dem duplicity

June 28, 2020

Amid the contemptible violence being perpetrated in the name of the now martyred career criminal George Floyd, a voice of reason emerges. Walter Williams’ recent column,Insults to Black History,“ will enlighten all who read it. 

Dr. Williams’ final paragraph in the column should whet your appetite for reading it in its entirety:

 “Government should do its job of protecting constitutional rights. After that, black people should be simply left alone as opposed to being smothered by the paternalism inspired by white guilt. On that note, I just cannot resist the temptation to refer readers to my “Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon,” which grants Americans of European ancestry amnesty and pardon for their own grievances and those of their forebears against my people so that they stop feeling guilty and stop acting like fools in their relationship with Americans of African ancestry.”


Dems fail in D.C. statehood power grab

June 27, 2020

It was bound to happen. On the rising tide of racial divide following the martyrdom of George Floyd, a career criminal who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer responding to a call of Floyd attempting to pay for merchandise with a counterfeit twenty dollar bill. The death was unnecessary and the former officer is in jail, charged with second-degree felony murder. Three other officers who witnessed the knee to Floyd’s neck are unreasonably facing third-degree murder charges. One was newly hired.

Floyd had been incarcerated multiple times on robbery and narcotics sale convictions. His autopsy report revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 and had numerous drugs including cocaine, fentanyl, cannabis, morphine and oxycotin in his system. Though far from a sterling character, his death was the impetus for riots, arson and looting across the country. It has expanded into an excuse for calls to defund police departments nationwide and destroy historic monuments in what amounts to a cultural revolution by leftists lacking in knowledge of American history as they elevate Floyd to hero status.

The most recent affront is being perpetrated by congressional Democrats who are now pushing for statehood for Washington, D.C. There is a method to their madness. If such a vote were to pass the senate, we would have a minority majority state, where black voters, mostly democrats would alter the dynamics of the U.S. House and Senate.

In a patently partisan 232-180 vote, the U.S. House on Friday approved legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C. A single Democrat, Collin Peterson (MN) voted against H.R. 51. There is no chance of passage through the Republican controlled Senate, which adheres to the fact that such a move is unconstitutional, since the nation’s founders established the city as a neutral zone outside the influence of state politics for co-equal sovereign states to come together to transact the nation’s business.

The bill violates the 23rd Amendment, which grants D.C. residents the right to vote in presidential elections. That is of no consequence to the Democrat magicians. Their presto-chango legislation included a swift vote to repeal the 23rd Amendment.


Zero Joe Biden has difficulty with zeros

June 26, 2020

Joe Biden’s handlers know that confining him to his home basement bunker is the only path to political viability, given his increasingly obvious cognitive difficulties.

Even with a script before him, he is unable to articulate a cohesive thought. It’s a pathetic spectacle that verges on elder abuse. Yet Biden was the best the desperate Dems had in their depleted 2020 presidential arsenal.

Known for his myriad gaffes and inappropriate touching, (must see video) what we are witnessing now far exceeds even his self-admitted,I am a gaffe machine,” string of blunders. He is a sick man, being used in a desperate attempt to challenge President Trump.

On Thursday, during a rare outing, he made a definitive pronouncement stating, “Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID.”

This continually updating COVID-19 Tracker reports a considerably lower nationwide number of 126,277. Among his other problems, Zero Joe has trouble with zeros.


Not only have we met the enemy, we diapered them

June 25, 2020

As home grown anarchists seize American cities, plunder and venomously destroy what preceding generations have created, we are left to wonder what went so wrong in the raising of our children. 

Obviously, indulging them has been a mistake. So, too, has been the public educational system that replaces history with global warming, eliminates basics and devalues excellence by giving non-offending participation awards — a practice that extends from academics through sports. The devaluing message is pure communism. No one is superior, all effort is equal. If, as in communist regimes, a doctor’s work is compensated at the same level as a truck driver, why expend the effort to spend at least a dozen years in college, medical school and residency? A driver’s license is far easier to attain.

Respect is another antiquated notion. Perpetual anger, based on nothing in this land of incomparable opportunity, is given release by smashing business windows, stealing merchandise and wantonly destroying what others have worked to achieve.  It is the mark of the perpetual Brat Generation. Throwing bricks at police officers has become as de rigueur as toppling statues erected to honor past presidents and patriots.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a third of young people, or 24 million of those aged 18 to 34, lived under their parents’ roof in 2015. More young adults lived with parents than with a spouse in 2016. Almost 9 in 10 of those who lived with their parents a year ago are still there, failing to launch self-supporting lives. That’s more than double the number sponging off their Medicare recipient parents in 1980. Not having a job to go to enables 24-hour street protests.

The United States of America, that has offered these spoiled ingrates more than they deserve, is now held in contempt. So devoid are they of knowledge, they vandalize memorials erected to those who founded this nation or worked to ensure freedom for all, since they are intellectually vapid.

Worse, there are no consequences for their actions, so they continue to destroy and loot. In cities with Democrats in control, police are being defunded and jailed while criminals are martyred. Lives have been needlessly lost as 911 calls no longer guarantee an ambulance or police response in areas where the mob is in control.

For years we were inundated by the leftist media with falsehoods about Russia and or China influencing the 2016 election. It’s a certainty Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are watching the destruction of America by Americans, hoisting a glass and chortling.


Are you a Trump supporter still using Facebook?

June 24, 2020

Arizonans were fortunate to have President Trump make two stops in our state on Tuesday.  He addressed a capacity crowd of Students for Trump at the 3,000 seat Dream City Church. The Phoenix event was organized by Turning Point USA/Action, a group chaired by conservative activist Charlie Kirk.

The president was accompanied at the event by Gov. Doug Ducey; Sen. Martha McSally; U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs; Paul Gosar; Debbie Lesko; David Schweikert; State Treasurer Kimberly Yee; AZ Senate President Karen Fann; House Speaker Rusty Bowers; AZ GOP Chair Kelli Ward, and numerous other local and national political leaders, including Florida U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a youthful conservative rising star.

Watch the #GlobalNews live stream of the Students for Trump event here.

Earlier on the president’s itinerary was a visit to Yuma to inspect the completion of the 200th mile of our border wall construction, with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf.

Accompanying the uplifting news is this harsh reality check:

REVEALED: Facebook Oversight Board – Responsible For Reviewing Censorship – Is 95% Anti-Trump AND Three Quarters Are Non-U.S. Citizens.

This is imperative reading for Trump supporters and all freedom loving Americans. The opening begins with this shocker: Facebook oversight’s board – a new body that can overrule founder Mark Zuckerberg – is drastically, disproportionately stacked with foreign, left-wing activists including individuals on the payroll of Socialist mega-donor George Soros, a globalist who abhors national boundaries, opting instead for a nightmarish one-world government.

The recently constituted board is comprised of activists who’ve compared President Trump to Adolf Hitler and former Obama officials who have hailed efforts to remove President Trump from Twitter as “awesome.

Conservatives should never support radical leftist Zuckerberg, who at age 36, and with an estimated $88 billion is already the second wealthiest man (next to Jeff Bezos) on the planet. The main lame excuse is, “My grandkids (or kids) use Facebook for family communication.” This is your opportunity to educate them on the harsh realities of standing up for what’s right. Tell them you’ll have to be reached by email or text. Even better, a real interactive phone call, or…gasp…a letter. Don’t be above bribery. Let them know for every letter they send, you’ll reply with another, newsy note containing some money. Don’t let your family trap you onto Facebook. Stick to your principles. Remind them that you have a valid voice since they wouldn’t be here without you. Each time you talk, share a short but interesting bit of family history. Make the calls fun, newsy and show them that life is more than wordless communication on their hand-held devices, while making a leftist billionaire richer by the day.


Chicago proves validity of Einstein’s wise observation

June 23, 2020

Murder has been a hallmark of Chicago for decades. The 1929 Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre in which rival bootlegging mobsters engaged in a brutal assassination during the Prohibition era, remains a familiar story that has been characterized in films. Seven gang members, all adult, white males were killed.

Modern day Chicago makes that brutality appear quaint. Over this past Father’s Day weekend 104 people were shot, 14 fatally, including five children. The Chicago-Sun Times maintains a continually updating list of the homicides — a high percentage of which are black assailants murdering black victims.

The mantra “Black Lives Matter” now rings across America and motivates mobs of destructive thugs and violence. Yet Chicago stands as a testament to the war-zone levels of crime Democrat mayors have presided over. Not only does the city lead the nation in crime, but also in corruption by public officials. This list only includes 2019 – 2020.  A more comprehensive report, compiled by the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Political Science is titled,Chicago Still the Corruption Capital.

William Hale Thompson who served as mayor of Chicago from 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931 was the most recent Republican to have been elected mayor — leaving office nearly 90 years ago.

Professor Albert Einstein, renown for his intellect, is quoted as identifying insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

The voters in Chicago must all be certifiable.


AZ Republic: Pride goeth before a fall, as it begs for “donations”

June 22, 2020

Move to all digital publication is imminent

As we’ve frequently pointed out, the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic newspaper has fallen on hard times. The reality was substantiated by The Phoenix Business Journal in this November 2019 report titled,Analysis: Arizona Republic’s circulation decline among steepest for Gannett papers.”

The deterioration has grown more acute since then. The anorexic pretense posing as a newspaper is staffed by ASU Cronkite J School interns who have replaced longtime reporters. Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Steve Benson, who accommodatingly switched gears from conservative to leftist, was abruptly kicked to the curb as unaffordable. The remaining skeletal staff following mass firings, furloughs and staring down a nonexistent future voted to unionize. The newspaper’s dire circumstances were predicted in AZ Republic: homeless vagrant on borrowed time.

Blithely undisturbed by the daily’s daily flubs, exemplified by this monumental list of Corrections and Clarifications, is the inanely grinning executive editor Greg Burton — except when comparing his remaining staff tocrackpots and criminals.” He puts on a happy face to thank the dwindling number of readers overpaying for being fed leftist slop as he prizes newsroom diversity above factual reporting while promising more of the same to subscribers. Sunday’s edition carries a preposterous editorial clamoring for gifting reparation to blacks for slavery, which was abolished 155 years ago in 1865 through the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment.

In a full page ad, the same edition of the failing newspaper deviously reveals the latest incarnation of the desperate publication which is unable to afford the myriad costs associated with producing and delivering hard copies. It’s gearing up to go all digital, which will not sit well with its remaining mostly senior citizen subscribers who prefer the delivered paper on the driveway. The newspaper honchos admitted irate readers dropped their subscriptions after its 2016 Hillary endorsement, leading it to abandon its roundly ignored endorsement policy altogether. The effects of going all digital will make that calamity look like a cakewalk.

Here’s its pathetic pitch:

Everything You Love About the Paper And More.

Enjoy reading the Arizona Republic print edition online. With the e-Edition, you get access to a digital edition of our paper and extra features.

Available 24/7. Give your eyes a break and let the e-Edition read the articles to you.

Then, in what can only be described as a mega-dose of chutzpah, an accompanying page sporting 4-inch high capital letters and bankrolled by Google, blasts “SUPPORT LOCAL NEWS,” actually pleading for folks to subscribe, advertise and…donate.  Conveniently blaming the decline in revenue on the Corona-19 virus, the newspaper, through its left-wing mouthpiece admits it’s losing money and now considers itself a charity.  Don’t be conned. 

 


Haven’t we been down this Phoenix street before?

June 20, 2020

Destruction and renaming: Hallmarks of the left

America’s historic monuments are being toppled by the suddenly aggrieved. The calculatingly offended not only find Civil War memorials offensive, but also 1492 New World explorer Christopher Columbus and America’s first president, George Washington.

Washington was recently vandalized and brought down in Portland, Oregon along with a burning American flag and spray painted words “genocidal colonist.” The latest manipulative neutering is that certain street names, now considered offensive, have to go.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a Democrat, profits from those she refers to as “the community,” being in a froth. If they don’t know they’re offended, she’ll gladly inform them. Ginning up perpetual aggrievement is the latest trend in garnering votes, as incongruously wearing victimization in the land of the free has replaced pride in citizenship.

The latest gambit is to replace the names of Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street. Thanks to a policy change rammed through in 2017 by then-Mayor, now Congressman Greg Stanton (CD-9). The Democrat  did so despite objections of property owners, who preferred the historic name and opposed being forced to update the address listed on their driver’s licenses, legal documents, passports, bank accounts, connected to all credit cards and bills, including mortgages and utilities.

Stanton was following in the footsteps of then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, another Democrat, who in 2008 forced through the renaming of landmark Squaw Peak, a popular mid-Phoenix mountain known for its hiking trails. Bypassing the normal process she ramrodded the name Piestewa Peak, commemorating Lori Piestewa the as the first American Indian woman to die in combat in 2003 while serving in the armed forces in Iraq. Her actual heritage was half Hopi and half Mexican, which is stifled as less compelling.

Democrats are on a mission to effect change regardless of the merit or consequences. Disgracefully lacking in knowledge of American history it wouldn’t be surprising if the next monument they demolish is President Andrew Jackson, a Southerner who instituted policies that resulted in the forced migration of Native Americans. He also founded the Democrat Party.