Maricopa County 2020 presidential ballot audit: Who do you believe?

April 25, 2021

Gateway Pundit ‘s Jim Hoft, who has previously scooped the local, Trump-hating, Arizona Republic newspaper on issues relating to the ballot recount, headlines his report, “BREAKING – IT’S HAPPENING! Arizona Election Workers are Running Ultra-Violet Ballot Testing on Maricopa Ballots (VIDEO).”

The newspaper topped its biased coverage with this falsified header: “Arizona Senate audit gets off to shaky start, with rules finalized on the fly.” 

This petulant coverage, filled with quotes from democrat operatives, a lawyer representing the democrat party who referred to the ballot auditors as “rogue actors,” and the audit itself as a “so-called audit,” is unworthy of a link. County Supervisor Steve Gallardo, the lone democrat on the five-member board busied himself filing a last-minute lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court Thursday night attempting to stop the audit.

The unnamed judge, possessing Solomon-like wisdom, issued an injunction stopping the audit until Monday, with the stipulation that the democrat party post a $1 million bond to cover the potential costs of the delay. The outfoxed dems conceded Friday they wouldn’t/couldn’t be coughing up that kind of cash, and the recount at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum proceeded as scheduled.

The audit, televised by nine separate cameras, can be viewed at AZAudit.org

To illustrate the democrat party’s disconnect with reality, County Chair, Raquel Teran issued a statement that said in part, “We are calling on Governor Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich to put an end to this madness and protect our election systems from conspiracy theorists.”

Ms. Teran has obviously forgotten that neither the Arizona Governor nor Attorney General take their marching orders from the democrat party. They are both Republicans.

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Joe Biden’s bait and switch presidency

April 24, 2021

Although a late find, it was entirely appropriate this commentary was published on April 1st — April Fools’ Day. We disagree with Charles Lipson’s description of former President Donald Trump, but the rest of his analysis is spot on. Americans who voted for barely cognizant, Obama-puppet Joe Biden got exactly what they deserved. The rest of us didn’t.

We urge you to read “Biden’s Bait-and-Switch Presidency,” originally posted on Real Clear Politics. Since this was written, matters have worsened. Leftist rioters have once again taken to the streets, creating havoc. Police are reviled and  have morphed into the enemy, as radical mayors and councils have appallingly called for them to be ’defunded’ and their forces dismantled. ‘Secure America Now’ has a list of the 11 major cities marching in lockstep off the cliff and into the abyss of criminality. This was the Phoenix mob demanding defunding, as covered by the local newspaper, including a gallery of 40 photos.

Despite our southern border being beyond crisis mode, the administration’s spokes-mouth Jen Psaki refuses to make any such admission. VP Kamala Harris, charged with overseeing the disaster, has yet to venture south though GOP members of congress and reporters have made it a priority. Taxes, which were reined in by President Trump, have surged due to astronomical and unsustainable spending by obliging marionette Biden. He has bowed to the radical Climate Change/Green New Deal agenda currently bearing the preposterous price tag of $93 Trillion, dramatically impacting U.S. households — while requiring no concessions from major global polluters China, India and Russia (which top the list). Biden pledged to cut the US’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, doubling the US’s goals under the Paris Climate Accord. It was a cinch for him to make that commitment, since closing in on octogenarian status and weakened with declining cognitive acuity, in addition to having suffered recent falls, he will be long gone by then and will not have to answer for the destruction of America he and his partisans are attempting to ensure.

The term “systemic racism,” which has become the holy grail of the left, is debunked by the fact that Americans elected and reelected Barack Obama as U.S. President. Kamala Harris is now Vice President, likely to be in the Oval Office before frail Biden‘s term has officially concluded. Minorities are a presence in every aspect of American life, from medicine, government, law, education and science to policing. PragerU features Larry Elder, Carol Swain, Candace Owens and others bringing clarity to the topic. Each brief but enlightening segment is worth your time.


AZ Sens. Sinema, Kelly suddenly want Biden to fund border troops

April 23, 2021

The democrat senatorial duo of Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly have become proficient tealeaf readers as elections near. Not only are alarmed Americans riled over the massive surges of illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras breaching our border, thousands of them are unaccompanied minors, dangerously being transported by drug cartel members who are reportedly paid $3,000 per person. Though many are COVID positive they are being put on buses and sent out across our nation. Among the uneducated population are criminals, whose home countries willingly released them from prisons, cutting their own costs. The dire situation has become intolerable as the Biden administration has dismantled the border wall construction that President Trump was effectively erecting, fulfilling a campaign promise.  Mexican President Lopez Obrador, who developed a warm relationship with President Trump,  has referred to Biden as the “migrant president,” due to his lax asylum policies. Mexico views Biden’s policies as an incentive for criminals who arrive at our border after entering Mexico from Central America.

On April 20, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, who obviously has political aspirations issued this Emergency Declaration, announcing his deployment of Arizona National Guard troops to the border. Making certain his actions receive full coverage, he also made this video available.

As if on cue, Sinema, up for reelection in 2024, and Kelly have requested that Biden pay for the troops. Anti-Second Amendment Kelly won a special election to finish the rest of Sen. Martha McSally’s term following the former congresswoman’s appointment to complete the remainder of John McCain’s term. Kelly will be up for reelection in 2022. Both Sinema and Kelly have close ties to Barack Obama, which explains why they each deceptively waged campaigns without ever mentioning their party affiliation.

Keep your eye on these untrustworthy, far-left characters. They are back to their established charade of presenting themselves in the political neutral mode. They are both extreme partisans engaging in trickery.


Former Tucson officer condemns left’s lies about police: “It’s hurting black people”

April 22, 2021

Retired Tucson police officer Brandon Tatum, who is black, joined “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday evening and slammed Benjamin Crump, LeBron James and liberal politicians who he said are pushing a dangerous and false narrative that law enforcement is racist.  (LeBron James has removed an incendiary tweet targeting the officer who shot and killed a teenage girl who was attempting to stab another teen girl.)

TATUM: “They should be ashamed of themselves coming out lying on this police officer and lying on that girl (Ma’Khia Bryant). That girl had a knife in her hand and she was getting ready to stab another young black girl in the face. She wasn’t just swinging a knife. She was going to stab the girl in the face and she was fatally shot. Officers have every right to use deadly force against another person to protect the life of another individual.”

LAURA INGRAHAM: “These people want there to be hatred and evilness in our country and they want police officers to be demonized. They want police officers and the public to have conflicts [so] they can continue to get better ratings. They can continue to get reelected, keep promising the public [policies] they can never deliver on.

TATUM: “They seem almost disappointed, do they not, when the facts don’t exactly match up with an easier narrative to perhaps vilify the police, whether it’s skin color of the people involved or whether there was a weapon involved.

They usually have a meltdown or they completely lie about it because it makes them look like hypocrites.

I really am sick and tired of listening to these people get on TV with no accountability. They are flat-out lying and stoking violence in our communities.

This is not hurting white people. It’s making other black people become more violent and feel like their life is endangered by police. They’re going to end up getting hurt and end up dying and not having patrols in their communities, which makes their communities more violent. It’s hurting black people and is perpetuated by a lot of black leaders.

LeBron James is living on a high horse in a multimillion dollar house, living near nothing but white people. At the drop of a dime, he will have white officers at his house doing investigations on false claims, if there are some. LeBron James and the people like the BLM cofounder living in million-dollar houses, they don’t care … I really wish they would be held accountable and at least be ashamed of what they’re doing to our country.”.

To watch the complete segment click here.

Deadly criminality has become routine in big cites around the country. As the New York Post reported in early February, “These black lives didn’t seem to matter in 2020.” Take time to read it, become aware of the shocking statistics and follow the informative links. You’ll know a lot more when you finish reading than when you began.


Hostile takeover of SCOTUS advanced by democrats

April 16, 2021

Democrats are like spoiled children, proficient at whining, foot stomping and petulantly claiming they are  getting the short end of the stick. This is especially true when the “stick” in question happens to be the U.S. Supreme Court.

It is the president’s prerogative to nominate justices as vacancies occur.  President Trump had three such opportunities during his term, filling seats on the high court with Brett Kavanaugh (replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy), Neil Gorsuch (replacing Justice Antonin Scalia) and Amy Coney Barrett (replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg).

The likelihood of repeating that feat is slim to none for Pres. Joe Biden, who is obviously in failing health and unlikely to serve out his full term.

Therein lies the quandary. The new administration wants to put its leftist mark on the court. That ideology was epitomized by Justice Thurgood Marshall who summed up his judicial philosophy with these words: “You do what you think is right and let the law catch up.” 

Conservative justices, often described as “originalists,” or “constitutionalists” see the document as not open to wide interpretation, preferring to follow the law as written. A constructionist approach not only aligns with the founders’ vision for America, but it also is the best line of defense against an out-of-control government that deprives its citizens of their freedoms. The Constitution delegated the authority to make law to the legislature, not to judges.

It is with these lines of demarcation that Americans need to pay attention to the democrat’s preparations — as announced in this White House press release — for a hostile takeover of the U.S. Supreme Court by expanding the number of justices from nine to thirteen.

On February 5, 1937, democrat Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt sent shockwaves through the nation by initiating a plot to expand the Supreme Court, known as “packing the court,” to insure his leftist agenda would easily be implemented. FDR’s scheme was short-lived, defeated by Roosevelt’s own party members. The senate judiciary committee was clear in its assessment, writing, “It is a measure which should be so emphatically rejected that its parallel will never again be presented to the free representatives of the free people of America.”

Today’s democrats are both ignorant of precedent and far less noble. 

The overreach is being pushed by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA); House Judiciary Chair, Jerrold Nadler (D-NY); U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY); and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) — who deceptively defended the legislation’s introduction as necessary to start debate on the issue. Ramrodding is not akin to debate.

“Ultimately, we have to repeal the filibuster. And then we can move this legislation,” Markey said. “Clearly, we would want Republicans to vote with us, but if they are not willing to participate in that effort,” he slyly added, “then we can still do this on a basis of 51 votes.”

Jones, who stated Biden is “doing a tremendous job,” also said, “There is no reason to work with’ the GOP right now.”

The bill would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total to 13, from the current 9 which has been the case for 152 years. Their intent is to flip the ideological balance of the 9-member court from a 6-3 conservative majority to a 7-6 leftist majority.

Though the consequences of this scheme are enormous, as a 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, in an exchange with a reporter covered by the Daily Wire, said voters “don’t deserve” to know his view on this crucial issue. But as a senator in 1983, Biden held a far different perspective, calling packing the court, “a bonehead idea.”


Mob rule cancels law enforcement as facts are ignored

April 15, 2021

A tragic error has devolved into a police officer becoming the easy sacrifice to quell rioting mobs

Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran Brooklyn Center, Minnesota — now former police officer — was formally charged with second degree manslaughter Wednesday, after making a deadly error and pulling her service revolver instead of the taser she was reaching for. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Body cam footage shows she repeatedly warned 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was attempting to flee, “I’ll tase you! I’ll tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” To propel the legal lynching of Officer Potter, a married mother and career officer, mobs have so far rioted and looted over four days.

Though Wright is being portrayed as an innocent, police attempted to arrest him over an open felony warrant that stemmed from this aggravated robbery charge* in which he was accused of choking and threatening to shoot a woman if she did not give him her money.

The Daily Wire reports that U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) responded to the shooting by claiming on Twitter, without evidence, that the shooting “wasn’t an accident.”

“It wasn’t an accident,” Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants stated. “Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.”

You read that right. A member of the U.S. Congress, a democrat, of course, whose parents presumably came here to embrace our liberty-based existence and ensure a better life for their family, has boldly stated that she not only desires to defund the police, she wants to obliterate them, along with  jails, prisons and whatever falls into her concept of “militarization.”

Rashida Tlaib is not alone. Far-left extremist U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) shared Talib’s views on Twitter.

* H/T The Daily Wire


Dem’s $12 trillion perpetual victimhood scheme buys party loyalty

April 13, 2021

Reparations for slavery is newest machination

The American Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, when Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. The event marked the abolition of slavery in the United States. Jefferson Davis, a democrat, was the president of the confederacy. Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s first Republican president, ran and was elected based on his opposition to slavery.

That 156 year history gets muddled when in the hands of congressional democrats in 2021.

Many Americans trace their family’s arrival to the European immigration facilitated at Ellis Island at the turn of the last century. Influxes arrived on our shores, learning English, working diligently and embracing American history as their own. Mostly working class, they strived to ensure their children received college educations, understanding that was the pathway to a successful future. Asians, subjected to the bigoted Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 eventually arrived on the West Coast and became successful, contributing Americans. Not a single one of the newcomers, many discriminated against themselves, were slaveholders. Neither were the decades of Americans who preceded or followed them. 

But the democrats have another ace up their collective sleeve. Opening the southern border to hundreds of thousands of Central Americans is just the tip of their financial giveaway. The illegal aliens have been deemed eligible for enormous benefit packages, not the least of which is cash payouts.  

Pay attention to the scam The Washington Examiner headlines in its recent report, “House set to vote for slavery reparations commission.” The ultimate objective is that those of us who never owned slaves, will be paying reparations to those who never were slaves.

Though the concept is preposterous, H.R. 40 has 175 democrat co-sponsors, including Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ CD 2) who will not be running for reelection due to repeated, debilitating falls related to her admitted alcoholism for which she has sought treatment and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ CD 3) who was frequently drunk at work and is on record paying off a victim of his sexual harassment.


Biden’s border crisis coming to a neighborhood near you

April 11, 2021

Arizona U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-CD 5) has become a regular Fox News go-to source on the border calamity and with good reason. His credentials are impeccable and as co-chair of the Border Security Caucus he has seen first hand what Pres. Biden and VP Kamala Harris — supposedly in charge of overseeing the catastrophic border — have not. In fact, the very suggestion of her going to the U.S./Mexico border sends her into fits of laughter.

We urge you to read Congressman Biggs‘ fact-filled column, “Biden’s Border Crisis Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You,” published on Townhall.


Biden: “enough prayers, it’s time for action” on guns

April 9, 2021

2nd Amendment rights need protection as never before

In early March, Merrick Garland was confirmed by the senate in a 70-30 vote as U.S. Attorney General, fulfilling the wish of Barack Obama, Joe Biden’s master puppeteer. On his way out of office Obama unsuccessfully tried to slip the former federal appellate judge onto the U.S. Supreme Court.

If all was as it should be, Garland’s new position should put him in an untenable predicament when it comes to handling a federal probe into Biden’s son, Hunter. Federal investigators have been examining multiple financial matters, including whether Hunter Biden violated tax and money laundering laws in foreign energy business dealings. CEFC China Energy, which has links to the Chinese Communist Party, paid Hunter at least $5 million in 2017, according to this Senate report. Along the way, Hunter, who has acknowledged a cocaine addiction, has also developed memory loss regarding compromising information and photos on his laptop that was dropped off at a repair shop. His multiple, and fanciful explanations during a recent CBS interview can be read on The Daily Signal.

Ah, but we digress.

Newly installed U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has been described as a Second Amendment skeptic, a too soft term for a dedicated restrictionist. On March 15, the NRA-ILA (Institute for Legislative Action) headlined its report, “U.S. House Bows to Biden, Passes Legislation to Cancel Your RIGHT to Obtain a Firearm.”

This is not hyperbole.

Frail and barely cognizant Biden, clearly still under Obama’s direction, has been filling key positions with anti-Second Amendment extremists as detailed here by Jason Ouimet, NRA-ILA Executive Director.

On Thursday Biden, joined by Merrick Garland, announced numerous executive actions aimed at  further restricting gun rights and advocating for red flag laws as he admittedly bypasses congress. This overreach should concern every American regardless of party affiliation. (Notice many of his Biden’s embarrassing gaffes remain in the printed version.)

Biden also announced his selection of David Chipman to serve as the Director of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the agency responsible for enforcing gun laws. Chipman was previously aligned with Giffords PAC, a gun control group that specifically funneled $millions to democrat candidates, committed to carrying out its mission. Giffords is former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, whose husband Mark Kelly is now a George Soros aligned U.S. Senator.

America’s strongest safeguard against these far-left overreaches into our Constitutional right to gun ownership is the NRA. If you’re not already a member, join now. It’s never been more important. Our future depends on full dedication to the amendment our Founders put immediately after the first, which guarantees freedom of speech, and the right to peaceably  assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.  


Leftist law firm threatens Maricopa County election auditors

April 8, 2021

The Conservative Treehouse, alternately known as The Last Refuge, is a reliable site that delves into matters of importance, an even more necessary adjunct in the tumultuous post-Trump era.”

Today we take our readers directly to a post dealing with Maricopa County’s election audit. Take time to read Democrat Lawfare Group Including Perkins Coie Sends Legal Threat to Group Auditing Maricopa County Election.”

It has information you’ll never see in the leftist Arizona Republic newspaper, which denigrates any mention of an audit, despite undeniable evidence of fraud. Read the threatening demand letter sent to the auditors and copied to Arizona Senate President Karen Fann; Senate Counsel Gregg Jernigan; Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and the elected members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors: Clint Hickman; Jack Sellers; Steve Chucri; Bill Gates and Steve Gallardo.

Perkins Coie is anything but a benign law firm, as succinctly exposed by Influence Watch in the first four short but compelling, must-read paragraphs. Socialist Billionaire George Soros has shoveled $millions to Perkins Coie to enable the political law practice to file lawsuits to eliminate mandatory voter identification requirements and other state regulations left-of-center activists falsely claim suppress voter turnout among constituencies.

Information is power and we need it now more than ever as the Biden/Harris administration has thrown open our southern border to all comers and is bankrupting our nation as it spends unfathomable $trillions that leave us vulnerable to takeover by enemy debt-holding nations that watch our destabilized condition like salivating wolves.