Farcical magician Kwok tries to make Kelli Ward vanish

July 18, 2018

Leftist newspaper’s not so subtle political attempt to eliminate stellar conservative, Dr. Kelli Ward

We’ve previously stated that we read the local newspaper so you don’t have to. In addition to being overcharged for having your intelligence insulted, it‘s guaranteed to raise the blood pressure of any rational reader. The leftward lurch is no longer subtle. Columnists admit to being liberals and reporters — journalists, have vanished — are not at all reluctant to interject liberal bias into news reports. Whether they do so on their own or under marching orders from above, the end game is the same. Conservative candidates are given the boot in the Hillary-endorsing newspaper, which still prints endorsement lists prior to elections for its remaining readers they consider easily influenced sheep.

Case in point is an article by reporter Abe Kwok. On the surface he appears to be covering a Democrat, Muslim, female immigration lawyer, running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. He notes that she is “barely registering a blip on the media radar,” and her ability to fund raise is nearly nonexistent. He lays that off to the fact that Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is sucking all of the money out of the Dem donor base.

The actual purpose of the entire hit piece masquerading as a news report — ostensibly about the little tractioned Democrat candidate follows:

“[She] has the lowest name recognition in a field that includes Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. It also hasn’t helped that this has been an election cycle with an unusually high number of candidates, each competing for voter attention.”

Notice Kwok names only two other candidates, in a primary field he admits has numerous competitors. He identifies Martha McSally (frequently referred to on this site as “Sally McCain“) and 86-year-old Joe Arpaio, a respected career lawman, who should not be running for a six-year U.S. Senate term. Siphoning conservative votes in a race he can’t win serves only to help the opposition.

Conspicuously and intentionally missing is principled conservative senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward. A physician and former two-term state senator, she has earned the endorsements of a growing list of high profile conservatives, many nationally prominent. Arizona Congressman, Paul Gosar, (R-CD 4) a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, has enthusiastically endorsed Ward’s candidacy as noted by Breitbart News —- a bold move since he serves with McSally in the U.S. House. 

We urge you to watch THIS fact-filled video ad drawing the clear distinction between Dr. Kelli Ward and her deceptive McOpponent.

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Jon Kyl: “Coyote” for Supreme Court nominee

July 10, 2018

One of the great curiosities of the Trump Administration concerns the high number of “Never Trumpers” — Open borders, Country Club Republicans — who somehow worm their way into positions of responsibility and power — allegedly in the service of President Trump.

The latest — and most notorious — example is the decision to have Jon Kyl — the calculating and committed Arizona amnesty supporter, given the responsibility of shepherding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh through the process of senate confirmation. The former Arizona Senator, who double-crossed the voters who awarded him his last term (sound familiar?), caved on promises of border security, and was all-in for the infamous McCain Amnesty. The cautious “McKyl” made his treacherous turn for crass careerism — ironically, centered on the Supreme Court.

Here’s the way it went down: Kyl, who might know his way around a speedway, but has a crappy understanding of Vegas odds for “shooting craps,” gambled that his support of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” would result in his nomination to the High Court by George W. Bush. There was just one problem. There was no vacancy. So, Kyl slithered out of the Senate and into a D.C. lobbying job at Covington & Burling where he partners with Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder, among others. Last year Kyl was appropriately named to The Hill‘s “Top Lobbyists: Hired Gunslist, rife with Democrats.

The unctuous Kyl, remembered in Arizona for his slimy McCain-like efforts to purge elected conservatives on the precinct level, is now custodian of the new Supreme Court nominee, escorting him through the senate halls to meet with those who will be voting yea or nay on his confirmation.  As recently as February 2018, Phoenix’ KJZZ headlined a report, “Former Sen. Jon Kyl Is No Fan Of President Trump.”

Now the same Kyl is running an escort service on behalf of President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee.

Ain’t Washington grand?


Is this worthy of Page One coverage?

July 5, 2018

 

The contrivance of ‘Russian Collusion’ had no traction and veered into oblivion, Stormy Who? became an evaporated drizzle, the economy is up, unemployment is down. Desperate Democrats are left with ramping up the fallacious issue of family reunification for invaders and publicly screeching at White House cabinet members and Republican elected officials in restaurants, theaters and in their own front yards.

Real news would entail reporting on President Trump’s successes, which is inconceivable to the operatives populating the leftist national media and the agenda-driven Arizona Republic.

The increasingly anorexic Arizona Republic, reliant on mostly unedited ASU Cronkite student reporters, and a single page USA Today fold-over for added heft, outdid itself with this Page One report. Titled, “John McCain, family, celebrate Independence Day in Arizona with giant water slide.”

Gullible online readers are then regaled with Independence Day tweets supposedly sent out by John McCain, via his office, of course. He is described by the local fish wrap in bio format:

“McCain, the six-term senator, 2008 GOP presidential nominee and former prisoner of war, continues to go through physical therapy as he battles a typically deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.”

This pathetic charade posing as news, provides cover to the deceptive McCain who used the Republican Party to get elected, and has been heralded by the local newspaper as a “Maverick” for colluding with Democrats for decades, and now — though seriously ill —  hasn’t the grace to resign after not being seen in public since last December. Between McCain and lame duck, Trump-hating Republicrat Jeff Flake, who spends his final days in D.C. purposely blocking votes on President Trump’s federal appellate court nominees, Arizonans have no representation in the U.S. Senate. Flake is not running for reelection due to embarrassing 18% approval ratings.

These are the issues that should be Page One news. Don’t hold your breath waiting for responsible reporting.


Consultant Sean Noble drops the ball on Seth Leibsohn & update

June 11, 2018

Years ago there was an award winning Broadway musical, later made into a movie and adapted more recently into a television production. “The Music Man” featured a con man posing as a noble boys’ band director, selling the naive townsfolk instruments and uniforms to keep the youth out of “trouble right here in River City,” by involving them in a marching band. The boys’ parents finally caught on to the fact they were being scammed.

Political insiders are abuzz that a similar con is taking place in AZ CD 9. Instead of band uniforms, trombones, and Professor Harold Hill, there is a hapless congressional candidate, Seth Leibsohn, who was sold a bill of goods by political operative / consultant Sean Noble.

Andrew McCarthy, writing for National Review begins his enthusiastic endorsement with, “Arizonans should send Leibsohn to the House of Representatives.”

The problem for Leibsohn, formerly an associate of Bill Bennett and most recently co-host of the “Seth and Chris”afternoon drive-time radio talk show, is Arizona voters won’t get the chance.  His good friend, frequent radio guest and campaign consultant, Sean Noble, has fallen down on the job of ensuring the collection of the proper number of nominating petition signatures to place Leibsohn on the ballot.  No kidding. Leibsohn didn’t qualify.

This is far worse than being swindled for uniforms and instruments for a non-existent band. This is an actual congressional district race, in need of a viable Republican candidate. The less than noble Noble not only fell down on this preliminary campaign duty, he is virtually hand-delivering the congressional seat to uber-liberal Democrat Greg Stanton, the well-funded, union-connected, former Phoenix Mayor. When Stanton was elected in Nov. 2011, he received a joint congratulatory call by none other than Barack Obama and then-Homeland Insecurity Chieftain Janet Napolitano, previously Arizona’s nightmare governor.

Chris Buskirk has been co-hosting with McCain ally and all-around slickster Robert Graham since Seth Leibsohn’s campaign related departure. Now that his pursuit has been deep-sixed, will Seth return to the airwaves? Self-promoter Graham is a frequent no-show.

We hear a lawsuit is in the works. Leibsohn is a lawyer, but won’t have a fool for a client. 

“Oh,Yes. We got trouble,” right here in Arizona, with a capital “T” that rhymes with “D” and that stands for…

The 9th Congressional District candidate’s financial well being as of the March 31 filing could provide an explanation.

Liberal Greg Stanton raised $1,106,184, spent $223,767, and had $882,418 cash on hand. As usual, he’s funded by left-wing unions.

During that same filing period, Seth Leibsohn raised $129,007, spent $70,583, and had $58,424 left in the political kitty.

Steve Ferrara, MD, a political newcomer confidently identifies himself as a conservative Republican on his website, and is showing much better fund raising ability and money management skills than Leibsohn. Dr. Ferrara, a military veteran and medical doctor with a compelling personal story, raised $724,144, spent $196,203 and sits on a healthy start of $527,941 cash on hand, entering the next filing period where the expensive advertising wars heat up. He’ll still need donations to buy costly air time.

The Center for Responsive Politics bases its numbers on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on June 11, 2018.

 


AZ Republic’s leftist skew conceals truth, distorts facts

June 7, 2018

Reports lack facts, sugar-coat hate monger

SRAZ has ventured into the mind-numbing arena of the AZ Republic’s irrational reports recently. The conjecture, extreme leftwing skew and wishing-it-were-so cover-ups are appalling.

May 27, we brought our readers, Major reason to steer clear of deceptive AZ Republic. It was followed on June 2, by AZ Republic: Foolish reports take center stage again. With these “reports” coming at breakneck speed, it’s difficult to keep up with them. They are not only foolish, they are deceitful.

Today we present a couple of headlined articles worth delving into:

 Headline Number One: “Lawmakers to Pentagon: Reverse transgender ban.”

Bear in mind there are 100 voting senators and 435 representatives. Both chambers hold Republican majorities. There were “over 100 members” who signed the letter written by U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy,III (D-MA) to Defense Secretary James Mattis demanding a reversal of the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people from military service. The policy originally authorizing transgender troops was instituted by Barack Obama.

Countless searches failed to locate a copy of the letter or any of the signers, though it reportedly concluded with this zinger: “If President Trump and his administration are committed to all of our service members, they will immediately reverse this bigoted ban.”

Headline Number Two: “Louis Farrakhan Jr, dies at Phoenix home.”

“His father, Louis Farrakhan,” according to the newspaper, “is known for preaching a conservative message of self-reliance and family values coupled with black empowerment, but has drawn criticism for fostering anti-Semitic views in the past.”

The past?

Louis Farrakhan, the head of the black separatist Nation of Islam, never preached conservative messages. His anti-Semitism has remained virulent, hateful and incites violence. In March 2018 during a Saviours’ Day event to commemorate the life of Nation of Islam founder Master Fard Muhammad, Louis Farrakhan had some choice descriptions of Jewish people. The “powerful Jews,” he told the audience inside Chicago’s Wintrust Arena, “are my enemy.” The Jews are also “responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men.” He issued a threat to the Jewish community, saying , “Farrakhan has pulled the cover off the eyes of the Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”

In 1986, the Nation of Islam, moved its headquarters to Phoenix, where Farrakhan directed the group.

Farrakhan contemptibly claims Jews committed the 9/11 terrorist attacks in order to start a war between the West and the Muslim world, and to enable the “Jewish owner” of the World Trade Center to collect billions of dollars in insurance money.

National Review recently wrote about Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic tweets. He’s known for praising Hitler and derided Judaism as a “gutter religion.”

Even the radically leftist Southern Poverty Law Center, also known to foment hatred, refers to the Nation of Islam as a hate group. They can recognize one of their own, but the Arizona Republic wears blinders.


AZ Republic: Foolish reports take center stage again

June 2, 2018

Transgender “migrants,” carping school principals rate front page coverage

Last weekend we ran a post titled,Major reason to steer clear of deceptive AZ Republic.” It was an instant hit, garnering an exceptionally high number of hits, proving common sense still resonates.

Today we bring our readers yet another couple of reasons to ditch the newspaper. These latest Page One offerings shared the same issue on Wednesday, May 30.

First we bring you “Looking for a safe place to call home.” You might be inclined to think this concerns abandoned pets up for adoption, but you’d be wrong. The article details the “new struggles” of “transgender migrants.” Their advocates — yes, they have advocates — say “U.S. officials haven’t done enough to protect transgender women from assaults and abuse.” The article continues to two full inside jump pages. The caption accompanying the above-the-fold photo identifies two of these “transgender migrants” by their femme name, continuing, “they often face difficulties in remote detention centers when applying for asylum in the United States.” They complain they are unable to get decent jobs and the only work open to them is in the “sexual servitude industry” working as prostitutes. One reported that “clients became enraged” when discovering the prostitutes ware born male. ‘Ya think?

Article two, also given prominent above-the-fold exposure is titled,” Principal: ‘D’ grade is public shaming.”  Numerous valley principals appearing at the State Board of Education meeting addressed their concerns that the low school grading labels hinder their success.

The principals have it exactly backwards. Their schools’ lack of success in teaching hinders the students, whose abysmal testing scores are reflected in the grades given to the schools by the state.

One by one, they requested their specific schools grades be bumped up a notch or the system that alerts parents to the success or failure rate of individual schools be discarded altogether. These are representatives of the same public schools that abandoned their students — over 180,000 of them statewide — for a week, while the REDsforEd teachers went out on strike demanding a 20 percent salary hike.

The Arizona State Board of Education’s website states:

Arizona Revised Statutes § 15-241 requires the Arizona Department of Education, subject to final adoption by the State Board of Education, to develop an annual achievement profile for every public school in the state based on an A through F scale. The development of the Accountability System was informed by public input through 17 public hearings across the state and a survey that yielded almost 1700 responses. Additionally, a broad-based committee consisting of school administrators, teachers, parents and data experts provided the Board with additional input.

The system measures year to year student academic growth, proficiency on English language arts, math and science, the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners, indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school and that high school students are ready to succeed in a career or higher education and high school graduation rates.

This accountability is what the left-wing union educratsare fighting.

* Open Secrets notes its data for the current election cycle was updated by the Federal Election Commission on Monday, May 21, 2018.

 


Boehner rips GOP, Pres. Trump, but OK with pot

June 1, 2018

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has assessed the Republican Party and found it wanting. You remember Boehner? He’s the guy who broke into tears and slurred his words at the drop of a martini glass. The one who was so fond of tanning lamps that he sported an orange-tinged face.

Now, staging a rendition of Jeff Flake’s favorite tune, Boehner is warbling, “President Trump has ruined the Republican Party.”

“There is no Republican party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican Party is kinda taking a nap somewhere,” he recently told attendees at the Mackinac Policy Conference in Michigan.

“Well, you know, Donald Trump, who I know well, was one of my supporters, when I was speaker,” Boehner incoherently recalled. “I was having a rough week, Trump would call me, pat me on the back, cheer me up, played a lot of golf together. But president? Really? I never quite saw this.”

To calm his angst, Boehner, who resigned under pressure in 2015, has taken a new gig as spokesman  for the U.S. marijuana industry, joining the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses cannabis in 11 U.S. states.  It was originally known by the more accurately descriptive name of High Street Holdings.

An odd man who exemplified the Peter Principle, Boehner was previously quoted as saying he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization of marijuana. 

Now he says, “Over the last 10 or 15 years, the American people’s attitudes have changed dramatically. I find myself in that same position. My thinking on cannabis has evolved.” How much it cost to have his thinking “evolve, ” we might never know. Acreage Holdings did not to disclose his salary.

Boehner’s son-in-law could also be a compelling factor for his change of heart on weed.

Marijuana remains federally illegal and is classified as a Schedule I narcotic, under the Controlled Substance Act.