Phx’ farcical mayoral election today: Leftists rule

March 12, 2019

Today is Election Day in the City of Phoenix. It’s not just any election, mind you. It’s a Special Election — for mayor. The seat was left open when the former deeply committed mayor, Greg Stanton boogied to run for congress in Congressional District 9, following Kyrsten Sinema’s departure. On his way out the door, Stanton doled out $2.4 Mil of our tax dollars to a La Raza ally. When initially elected mayor, he received a congratulatory call from then-President Barack Obama and his Secretary of Homeland INsecurity, Janet Napolitano — clearly exposing the farce of “non-partisan” city elections.

For her part, Sinema magically ran for, and was elected to, the U.S. Senate — without ever once mentioning her party affiliation.

If you’re wondering about the election today, there’s not much to bother yourself with. Both candidates are Democrats. The only choice is the “conservative” liberal or the straight-up, liberal liberal. It’s all a disgraceful charade. Council District 5 and 8 seats are also on the ballot since those are the seats Valenzuela and Gallego abandoned.

It does sound confusing, but just think of it as Democrat politics as usual. In this case Daniel Valenzuela has political operative friends who have been financing mailers that describe the firefighter unionist and committed liberal as a “conservative,” when nothing could be further from the truth. Moses Sanchez, who ran and lost claiming GOP credentials, has endorsed Valenzuela. He joins other AZ Republicrats Woods and Romley (appropriately at the bottom of the endorsement list) who have made careers of endorsing liberals. Woods recently made good on his longtime promise and re-registered as a Dem, losing his swag. Also among Valenzuela’s endorsers are McCain insiders Robert Delgado and Doug Yonko, both honchos in Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship empire.

Kate Gallego, who was the object of incendiary race-baiting when she ran for the city council seat she has abandoned for the mayor’s race, has the better credentials. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania — though her endorsements are as radically leftist as Valenzuela’s. Her ex-husband, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, who she divorced while pregnant with their only child, has gallantly endorsed her candidacy for mayor.

Arizona voters need a scorecard to keep up with the ambitious, reconfigured Democrats and their stranglehold on the city of Phoenix and encroachment on D.C. in the Senate and House.

If you’re up for this, election results can be viewed here. We suggest you watch the on an empty stomach. Polls close at 7 PM.

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ERA 2019: A solution seeking non-existent problem

February 27, 2019

Competency has long trumped gender as qualifier for women achievers, rendering Equal Rights Amendment irrelevant

As the ERA resurfaces in the Arizona Legislature, and marches on the state capitol are planned, it’s worth examining the facts regarding the need for a constitutional amendment to enshrine equal rights for women.

For the third year in a row, women outnumbered men in law school classrooms across the country in 2018. Ditto medical schools, with higher female enrollment. Women serve in record numbers in congress. In a historic first, Arizona is represented in Washington D.C. by two female U.S. Senators Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema.  Ironically, it was Democrat Sinema who viciously slurred women.

Four of Arizona’s last six governors have been women, dating back to 1988. We were also one of the first states to send a woman to Congress, when Isabella Selmes Greenway won office in 1932. Not only was Sandra Day O’Connor — appointed by President Ronald Reagan — the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, but the trailblazing state of Arizona had the first female state Supreme Court Justice, when Lorna Lockwood — born in 1903, in the Arizona territory — ascended to the Arizona Supreme Court.

Justice Lockwood is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court serving in that capacity twice — from 1965 through 1966 and from 1970 through 1971. She passed the bar in 1925 and was a state legislator and Superior Court Judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court in 1960 — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court. O’Connor was elected to both the state legislature and as a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge (prior to the 1974 advent of “merit selection”) before being named to the Supreme Court.

Women are also entrepreneurial. According to these 2017 figures, which have no doubt grown since they were released, more than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people, and generating $1.7 trillion in sales.

So why is the political left reviving efforts to pass the obviously unnecessary Equal Rights Amendment? Women have served in Presidential Cabinets, as spokespersons and advisers. Female Democrat 2020 presidential aspirants are already outnumbering their male counterparts.

Women obviously are not in need of amendment to ensure equal rights. The rights have been in place for decades as Arizonans are well aware, exemplified by Justice Lockwood, who passed the bar 93 years ago, beginning her stellar career path.

In 1998, five Arizona women known as the ‘Fab Five’ were simultaneously elected to the state’s top government positions. Governor Jane Dee Hull; Secretary of State Betsey Bayless; Attorney General Janet Napolitano; Treasurer Carol Springer; and Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham-Keegan.

Soon after statehood in 1912, Arizona amended the state constitution to grant women’s voting rights and ensure their ability to hold public office. That occurred a full eight years before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women’s rights.

What exactly would the ratification of the obviously antiquated notion of an Equal Rights Amendment accomplish in 2019?


Why is ICE taking illegals to Phx. Greyhound station?

February 24, 2019

President Trump undermined by Dems who abhor building a wall and agents providing illegals free travel within U.S.

The local newspaper reports that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents dropped off groups of illegal aliens at a Phoenix Greyhound bus station Saturday afternoon. Numerous buses arrived to pick up the illegals, who crossed our sovereign border from Mexico.

The report further states that members of a local church set up tables with soup, muffins and an assortment of fruit near the Buckeye Road station to feed the illegal aliens while “mapping out warm places they can stay.”

It’s a safe bet none of the good church folks were bringing any of the illegals back to their own homes.

A spokesperson for ICE confirmed the agency dropped the illegal invaders at the bus station, saying the organizations it normally works with couldn’t accommodate them.

Could it be that they’ve had their fill?

Obviously proud of aiding and abetting the criminal invasion of our country, the church members, described in the news report as “humanitarians,” requested the newspaper’s reporters not use their names. Many illegals are previously deported felons whose crimes included homicides, sexual assaults and drug trafficking.

If the overuse of the terms illegals or illegal aliens stand out as odd, we are intentionally emulating the newspaper’s repeated use of the word “migrants.” We still came up short.

In 2014, under a policy sanctioned by President Obama and his Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, ICE officials acknowledged, “Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America were released at Greyhound bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix,” over several days, after they were flown to Arizona from south Texas. Not only did they fan out across the United States, avoiding detection, other illegals have been encouraged by the ease of which they were able to move freely without fear of being apprehended — after getting an assist from the very agency that is charged with deporting them back to their countries of origin.

Nineteen states and the territory of Puerto Rico have offices listed on ICE’s website. Some states have multiple offices. Presumably they are all staffed. We are paying their salaries and benefits, while the invasion continues unabated, with a warm assist from ICE officials, as they continue to recruit new agents.

What’s going on?


AZ Republic touts fetid, incestuous, sham award

February 21, 2019

 

Leftist news skew brings honor to newspaper

The anorexic, continuing to wither and fail Arizona Republic has mustered enough energy to continually hammer a major target: charter schools. They not only operate independent of the public school system providing parents with choices for their own children‘s education, but they excel at doing it. This drives the liberals running the newspaper apoplectic to the point of publishing countless hit pieces on charter schools that have waiting lists for admissions.

It’s worthy of note that charter school teachers did not participate in #Reds for Ed, the mass union-backed walkout, demanding 20 percent raises, as they abandoned 840,000 students statewide for a week — in violation of their contractual agreements — as they followed a 24-year-old, self-proclaimed Socialist leader.

Now the newspaper proudly proclaims it has received a “top honor” for the charter school reports winning the George Polk Award for Education Reporting. The award was conferred by the obscure Brooklyn Long Island University that notes a focus on environmental reporting. The school’s Global Institute hosted Bill Clinton — who doesn’t come cheap —- as he “addressed the sold-out crowd of more than 2,200 people for nearly two hours, touching on international affairs such as North Korea and the Middle East, as well as gun legislation, education, and the broader issue of democracy.” To the best of our knowledge, he left his cigar at home.

Clinton was introduced by former Congressman Steve Israel, who enthused, “President Bill Clinton’s historical impact and experience cannot be understated. His worldview is especially appreciated during this time of global uncertainty and complexity.”

And the elephant in the room is…?

Contrary to the self-congratulatory headline in the local newspaper, “Republic gets top honor for charter schools reports,” it was one of myriad recipient in 16 categories praised for leftwardly skewing the news. One winner excelled in bashing President Trump. Another alleges to have “amassed evidence of ballot fraud in a disputed North Carolina Congressional election.” 

Except for the bracketed sentence, this is an exact copy of the distortions the Polk Award praises:

A team of reporters in Louisiana showed that convictions from split juries disproportionately impacted non-white defendants. Another team in Arizona combed records to reveal false claims and insider deals in the charter school industry. A third converged on the southern border and then spread across the country to show the traumatic effects of separating children from parents and other relatives under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of immigration.” [Unworthy of mention is the fact that the policy they are so outraged over was used extensively during the Obama administration.]

It continues, “Reporters analyzed a voluminous trove of documents to trace President Trump’s personal wealth to gifts from his father rather than to his own business acumen.”

The awards ceremony featured a “special panel discussion on the role of the press moderated by Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan.”

Is there a newspaper more deeply mired in leftist ideology than the Washington Post?  Only the shriveling Hillary-endorsing, Trump- despising, Arizona Republic.

The fish wrap has outdone itself.


Crime is bad but appropriate punishment is worse

February 17, 2019

The hoax of criminal justice reform

A recently released poll by FWD.us purports to show Arizona voters across the political spectrum support “bold reforms” to the state’s criminal justice system.

The left-wing group refers to a “prison crisis,” rather than accurately calling it a crime crisis.

Public Opinion Strategies which conducted the survey ludicrously concluded only one percent of Arizonans want to spend additional tax dollars on jails and prisons. The obvious conclusion, according to the pollsters, is 99 percent of Arizonans prefer living among violent criminals.

Additionally, the survey farcically claims support for less prosecution of crimes cuts across political party affiliations and demographic groups, with majority support supposedly among victims of crime. The far left group declares its pro-criminal efforts have “bi-partisan” support, the conveniently used buzz word providing cover to radical agendas.

In 2018 FWD.us President Todd Schulte opposed California bill SB10, which he preposterously referred to as bringing “extraordinary harm caused by unnecessary pretrial jailing” and the “requiring of bail.” Bail ensures bondable criminals don’t flee prior to trial. Pretrial incarceration keeps dangerous offenders off the streets.

Among the ill-conceived bills FWD.us’ Arizona proponents have introduced this state legislative session are HB 2245 (Prime Sponsor: Rep. Tony Riverio, LD-21) which allows prisoners to cut an additional 25% percent from their sentences for good behavior and participation in rehabilitation programs, both of which are expected of criminal inmates and HB 2362 (Prime Sponsor: Rep. Ben Toma, LD-22). This bill allows individual judges to determine the punishment if, in his or her opinion, the mandatory minimum sentence is not justified based on “the crime and individual” — ignoring the law and making criminal defendants’ fate a crap shoot depending on the luck of the judicial draw.

FWD.us, is heavily funded to the tune of $100’s of millions by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Open Society Foundation founder George Soros, who has been working behind the scenes to overhaul the U.S. Justice system in his extreme leftist image.

The liberal billionaires lead a host of moneyed, like-thinkers who embrace open borders, spew leftist rhetoric and hire numerous lobbying groups to press their issues with city and state governments and congress. Illegal alien profiteers at the Chambers of Commerce whose members seek cheap, illegal labor are also in the tank for open borders, which is why they so disdain President Donald Trump and his commitment to build a border wall.

These people put criminals and illegal aliens above the safety and security of American citizens.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s lobbying operation alone spent nearly $95 million last year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. What do you think would be worth that much money and effort?


Trashing Trump: A venomous end-of-life political family business

February 9, 2019

In a classless funeral fad, faith and reverence take a back seat to bile spewing and settling scores

The scenario is not one most people choose to contemplate, but it would seem reasonable that the last hours of our lives could be better spent in loving reflection with those we hold dear than in bitter recriminations.

U.S. Rep. John Dingell, Jr. died Thursday at age 92. Prior to drawing his last breath, we are told the liberal Democrat dictated parting remarks to his wife, which included denigrating President Trump —- though not mentioning him by name:

“In our modern political age, the presidential bully pulpit seems dedicated to sowing division and denigrating, often in the most irrelevant and infantile personal terms, the political opposition.”

In 1932, his father John Dingell Sr. was elected the first representative of Michigan’s newly created 15th District. In 1955, John Sr. died and John Jr. won a special election to succeed him. He was ultimately reelected 29 times, serving nearly 60 years and acknowledged as the longest serving congressman in U.S. history. Between them, he and his father represented the southeastern Michigan area for 80 years.

But the Dingell Democrat dynasty doesn’t end there. When his health declined and he finally retired, he ensured the Dingell name would continue to dangle over the state. His wife Debbie Dingell — 28 years his junior — won the election to succeed him in November 2014, as the first non-widowed woman to immediately follow her husband in Congress.

Debbie, a former Republican strategically turned Democrat, is the one who took the dictated anti-Trump message before her husband closed his eyes for the final time — making sure it reached an audience.

In a similar rendition, before John McCain died, he gave instructions specifying who would be invited to his funerals — he had three.  President Trump and First Lady Melania didn’t make the A-List.  They were specifically uninvited by the still resentful man who never attained the presidency.  Although Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner came to show their respects in Washington, D.C., they are now being blasted by mega Meghan McCain, who says she’ll never forgive them for attending. She added, she hopes she made them uncomfortable as she gave her eulogy at her father’s funeral stating, “We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly.”

“I really wanted made very clear that the Trumps have beef with me then and in the words of Cardi B, they’re gonna have beef with me forever and I’m not gonna forget,” McCain added, sounding like a street thug.


Fmr. House Speaker Boehner goes to pot, makes $millions

February 5, 2019

First, a bit of background. Former House Speaker John Boehner, a heavy smoker and rumored alcoholic, known to weep easily and talk about the impoverished family in which he grew up as one of eleven kids. After leaving congress, the Ohio Republican, found a smokin’ deal of a job in 2016 with a hefty salary increase and free cigarettes. He was hired as a director at Reynolds American, the tobacco company that makes his preferred smoke: Camel.

Last year, he sold his soul and those of millions of mostly young Americans, as he’s moved on —- joining the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses marijuana, now going by the less incendiary moniker, “cannabis,” in 11 U.S. states where dispensaries flourish. This move came after he previously noted he was “unalterably opposed” to marijuana legalization then ultimately “evolved.” Money has been known to change unalterable positions. Prostitutes weren’t born into their trade.

Boehner has also become an investment counselor, holding seminars to hawk the enormous opportunities to become wealthy investing in marijuana — er-r —- cannabis. Now he says, “Cannabis is here to stay,” and is hosting the American Cannabis Summit: Countdown to Legalization, touting job creation and new tax revenues. Of potential investors in what he calls a “golden opportunity,” Boehner declares, “They’re dying to get in.”

Being nation of stoners will put us way ahead of what Roman satirist Juvenal derisively described as “bread and circuses,“ as he deplored the declining courage of his fellow citizens after the fall of the once vibrant Roman Empire…and the diversions the ruling class employed to distract the attention of the populace.  “Two things only the people anxiously desire — bread and circuses,” observed Juvenal. The government placated the Roman populace by distributing free beer and food while staging huge spectacles to entertain the once heroic citizens.

After you inhale the dope from Boehner, readMarijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” by author Alex Berenson which opens with a stunning conversation he had with his wife — Dr. Jacqueline Berenson — then a senior psychiatrist at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute in New York.  Chances are, you already receive a free issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis in your mailbox each month. If not, do yourself a favor and sign up.