Noonan is proof: A mind is a terrible thing to lose

March 18, 2017

Remember when Peggy Noonan was a readable conservative columnist? Her credentials as a speechwriter and special assistant to President Ronald Reagan gave the pert redhead panache beyond her ability to turn a phrase.

Now that she’s closing in on 70, she’s doing a 180° on what Winston Churchill is credited with describing as the natural order of youth and adult reasoning. The saying which still gets quite a workout is: “If you’re not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.” Noonan has turned the adage on its ear.

HotAir carries a copy of Noonan’s most recent column, Reach Across the Aisle, Mr. President,” which illustrates her downward spiral.

Would Noonan suggest President Trump go with hat in hand to plead with Chuck Schumer to stop degrading Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch as “extreme“? Yes. This Chuck Schumer. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is another Democrat he might try to reason with…if she possessed the mental capacity.

Disoriented Peggy Noonan has unmistakably tumbled down the political rabbit hole. Read her column, sure, but you’ll never read her mind. It’s obviously taken too many twists and turns to be decipherable. After turning on George W. Bush in 2008, she endorsed Barack Obama later that year. Noonan sold her integrity for a bowl of pottage. It can never be regained.


Sheriff Joe remains focus of ethically challenged newspaper

March 13, 2017

Arizona’s statewide newspaper is known by various names. For its pro-amnesty/open borders stance it is sometimes referred to as the Periódico de la República de Arizona. Many call it the Arizona Repugnant or Repulsive. More recently, as the failing newspaper attempts to fill its smaller and devoid of news pages it repeats the  same articles — sometimes pages apart in the same edition of the newspaper — leading to the name the Daily Regurgitation.

But whatever name is most fitting on any particular day, know this: The newspaper was committed to taking down popular Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio who had been reelected to an unprecedented six 4-year terms

The chosen replacement was Democrat Paul Penzone, with zero background in the sheriff’s office. His connections are far more nefarious. His campaign was funded to the tune of $2 million by radical leftwing globalist George Soros, who disdains sovereign national borders and is working  tooverhaul the U.S. Justice Systemas reported by Politico. What will be the  quid pro quo for his generosity?

Now in one of the largest requests submitted to the budget office, Penzone wants an extra $4.1 million to buy laptops, radios, computer server storage and 300 Tasers — all “vital to the safety of the public and deputies.”  That would be a drop in the bucket to multi-billionaire Soros. Penzone ought to hit him up for the funding.

Sunday’s edition of the Periódico de la República de Arizona lavishes praise on Penzone with a two page article titled, A New Sheriff In Town, by ASU Cronkite reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, who still puts his high school on his résumé. He focuses on the new sheriff’s newly forged relationship with the town of Guadalupe, where Arpaio conducted a workplace enforcement raid of illegals. Penzone is noted for referring to illegal aliens as “guests.”

But we’ve saved the best for last. Dominic Verstegen describes himself as a 40-year-old dad living in Phoenix and documenting his life in occasional columns for the local newspaper. A quick Google search identifies him as a local lawyer.  Throwing in gratuitous, non sequitur slams against Sheriff Arpaio is his hallmark.

Boasting about “the time I was on the best show on TV,” which he identifies as the local PBS’ Check Please! where a panel critique local restaurants, he describes getting flustered by the studio cameras with these words,” I was as awkward as Sheriff Joe at a quinceanera.”

Seriously.

Another column is on navigating Valley roads which the former Midwesterner describes as “quirky.” Displaying his coolness, he even managed to work the word transgendered into his description of wacky freeway signs. When he gets to complaining about major roads changing names, he inanely opines, “It seems like a deliberate attempt to mess with Valley residents. Like that time when Joe Arpaio was our sheriff for 24 years.”

Imagine this Johnny-One-Note mounting a defense in a criminal trial: “Your honor and members of the jury, I acknowledge that my client engaged in multiple bad acts, but they weren’t his fault.  He lived in Maricopa County where Joe Arpaio was the sheriff.”


Bill Montgomery’s change of heart on animal cruelty

March 2, 2017

The Editorial Board of the daily newspaper has opined in unison on House Bill 2242, which seeks to elevate the punishment for “cruel mistreatment” of a domestic animal to a type of felony that can’t be reduced to a misdemeanor.

Examples of such heinous abuse are detailed in the editorial. Few would disagree with the intent of such legislation.

What is odd, however, is that the bill is sponsored by a lone state Representative at the specific request of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

This is the same Bill Montgomery who punted on the deaths of 23 dogs who died agonizing deaths, suffocating in the small, steamy utility room in which they were crammed together without food, water or cool air in the scorching heat of June 21, 2014. The family pets were boarded at Green Acre kennel and left in the care of incompetents Austin Flake, son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, and Austin’s then-wife Logan. The kennel was owned by Logan’s mother and step-father, who were vacationing out-of-state.

After a lengthy and intense investigation —- even consulting with out-of-state experts, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio recommended criminal prosecution on 23 felony animal neglect charges against Todd and MaLeisa Hughes and their daughter and son-n-law Logan and Austin Flake.

 When the Flake’s discovered the dead and dying dogs, they did not call a veterinarian. Instead they hosed them down in an effort to cool them and  then callously stacked the dead carcasses like cordwood in a storage shed on the property. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a champion of animals, had an Animal Crimes Investigations Unit as part of his office for over a decade. He forwarded  charges of animal neglect and cruelty to Montgomery, recommending numerous felony charges in connection with the horrific abuse.

As we wrote in this September 2014 postBill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place,” bringing charges against Sen. Jeff Flake’s son, daughter-in-law and her parents, did not fit into Montgomery’s long-range career goals.

Montgomery went mute after his insulting press conference where he noted that the dead dogs “weren’t 23 children,” after all — enraging the pet owners and the community at large.

A Maricopa County Grand Jury indicted both couples. And whaddya know?  Montgomery dropped all felony charges against Austin and Logan, now divorced. That left them free to sue Maricopa County taxpayers and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seeking $8 million to resurrect their formerly pristine reputations, claiming they were targeted by the Sheriff’s office and their characters were ruined by the investigation.

As onetime shirttail relatives of Sen. Jeff Flake, Todd and MaLeisa Hughes were more expendable. They spent 60 days in jail and will serve six years probation.

And HB2242? It appears to be headed to the bill graveyard after dairy, farm and cattle grower lobbyists have stepped up to oppose it. On Legislative site, click “RTS Current Bill Positions,” and plug in HB2242.


“Taking ownership” gives NYT reporter a pass slurring Melania Trump

February 15, 2017

The headline alone was a shocker: “New York Times Reporter Apologizes for Calling Melania Trump a ‘Hooker.”

Jacob Bernstein, son of Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein and the late author Nora Ephron, identified himself on Tuesday as the loose-lipped puerile jerk who “repeated” what he is referring to as “unfounded rumors” about First Lady Melania Trump in a conversation with model/actress Emily Ratajkowski. She, in turn, unloaded on him on Twitter, saying:

“Sat next to a journalist from the NYT last night who told me ‘Melania is a hooker.’ Whatever your politics it’s crucial to call this out for what it is: slut shaming,” Ratajkowski wrote.

She continued, “Gender specific attacks are disgusting sexist bullsh-.” Although she declined to identify the journalist in question, she did identify the person as male in a later tweet.

Now that the doo has hit the fan, Bernstein, 38, wants totake ownershipof the offensive insult. “My mistake,” he added.

On Monday, the New York Times  acknowledged that the previously unidentified reporter made a “completely inappropriate” remark about Mrs. Trump, and that the reporter has been spoken to by editors at the newspaper. “The comment was not intended to be public, but it was nonetheless completely inappropriate and should not have occurred,” according to a spokesman for the New York Times.

“Spoken to by editors?” Yeah. That should do it. 

Yet why do we smell a double standard? If the First Lady in question had been Michelle Obama, “taking ownership” would have resulted in Jacob Bernstein being accompanied out the door by management with a box of his desk contents in tow.

Powerline blog’s John Hinderaker poses and then answers the question,Is the New York Times a serious news source?” Check it out. It dovetails well with our post.


Soros funded losing candidates to defeat Trump and failed

February 7, 2017

Soros fund execs gifted donations to failed presidential candidates John McCain, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Lindsey Graham along with Mitt Romney’s VP candidate and now Speaker of the House Paul Ryan,  hoping to trounce Trump in 2016

Seeing Red AZ has been sounding the alarm about the John McCain / George Soros connection for years.  In Jan. 2014, we posted John McCain cavorts with pal George $oros, exposing the deep ties McCain has cultivated with the extremist, America-hating, open-borders globalist. Soros, a multi-billionaire has bankrolled the duplicitous Arizona senator since 2001.

Nov. 2015 we posted McCain joins Soros pushing “refugee” invasion, filled with excellent outside links that further expose the man who at that time was seeking a sixth, six-year senate term at age 80. We wrote, “the depth of McCain’s deception is mind-boggling.”

When we posted By George! McCain & Hillary have a lot in common, Feb. 1, 2016, in the fourth paragraph we included a link to Richard Poe, a New York Times-best selling author and award-winning journalist, who presented the definitive statement and follow-up question: “John McCain Gets Soros Cash. Why would McCain be the willing recipient of money from Soros — who funded Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns?”

Interestingly, the link is kaput and a message says, “The page you are looking for no longer exists.” The site links to Poe’s books, one of which, The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party, he co-authored in 2007 with conservative David Horowitz.

Today we direct our readers to Matthew Boyle’s first-rate investigative report “George Soros the Godfather of the Left,” posted on Breitbart, further exposing the collusion. Boyle writes:

In total, executives with the Soros-founded company pushed $36,800 into the coffers of these GOP candidates just this past cycle. That does not include Super PACs or campaign committees, which saw tens of thousands of dollars more. While these numbers for Republicans pale in comparison to the millions upon millions poured into Democratic groups, causes, and candidates, it is significant that Soros executives are making a play inside the GOP. Perhaps even more significant is the type of Republican they aim to prop up: pro-amnesty, pro-open borders on trade, and generally speaking anti-Trump. A pattern emerges when looking at the policies of the Republicans that these Soros Fund Management executives support financially.

The biggest recipient of Soros-connected cash in the GOP was none other than House Speaker Paul Ryan, who repeatedly attempted to undermine Trump over the course of the election. According to the records available online, the Soros firm’s workers gave $10,800 to Ryan.

POLITICO reported Soros has worked under cover to remake the U.S. Justice system in his liberal image, funding left-wing prosecutor and law enforcement candidates. Here in Maricopa County he spent $2 million to topple Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Commit these traitorous names to memory: John McCain, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham. They are all anti-Trump Republicrats willing to turn on Donald Trump, the Republican party’s presidential nominee and now our 45th president for the proverbial thirty pieces of silver.

McCain’s spokeswoman, Julie Tarallo, along with those representing the other politicos contacted, has not responded to multiple requests for comment from Breitbart News. What a surprise.

H/T SRAZ Commenters Doc and Kathy


McCain: “I’ve seen no evidence of illegal voting”

January 30, 2017

McCain opts for not paying attention to facts

Speaking with CNN‘s Anderson Cooper, John McCain unequivocally asserts, “I obviously have seen no evidence of illegal voting. My focus has been on national security, getting Gen. Mattis in as secretary of defense … doing those issues.”

Then the man who is still smarting from his own presidential thrashing by Barack Obama, who withdrew his momentary support from Republican nominee Donald Trump and now pummels him at every opportunity, snidely added that he’s “learned to disregard at least some of the President’s news-making remarks and focus on the business of governing.”

Since McCain — neither the president nor a governor — has made a name for himself insulting sincere citizens who appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee he chairs, and throughout his career has partnered with liberals and Republicrats to relentlessly promotes amnesty for illegal aliens, what business of governing could he possibly be referring to?

The Washington Times reports that Hillary Clinton garnered more than 800,000 votes from non-citizens on Nov. 8, an approximation short of President Trump’s higher estimate of illegal voters, though definitely supportive of his charges of fraud.

Octogenarian McCain, who “obviously” has seen no evidence of voter fraud, must have missed this shocking three-part report documenting evidence of voter fraud on DiscoverTheNetworks.org, A Guide to the Political Left:

PART 1 includes confirmation of voter fraud Oct. 22, 2010 as reported by the Yuma Sun newspaper. Also listed is the Aug. 25, 2014 Phoenix incident of ballot harvesting as reported by A. J. LaFaro, then-Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee and covered by the Arizona Daily Independent.

Part 2 and Part 3 are also filled with irrefutable evidence of voter fraud in state after state.

The Heritage Foundation provides a sampling of election fraud cases (462) and convictions (742) from across the country — including Arizona.

How are convictions on voter fraud obtained if there is no substantiating evidence to convince the jury, Mr. McCain? They “obviously” require a higher threshold than you do.


Key info preceding AZ GOP Jan. 28th meeting

January 27, 2017

Jim O’Connor is the conservative candidate for AZ GOP chairman

Republican Briefs is a reliable source for the latest news and updates from a conservative prospective. Editor Frost Taylor’s insights and straightforward reporting are a dependable daily read for many GOP grassroots activists.

That’s why we link directly to her Friday post.  If you are an elected  state committeeman attending the Saturday, Jan. 28 Statutory Meeting, you will benefit from having this information before you vote for intra-party officers and Resolutions.

Earlier this week, Seeing Red AZ wroteIt’s time to take back the AZ Republican Party,” along with an update. It contains a powerful video featuring Tim Horn, first Vice Chair of Legislative District 23, Jim O’Connor’s home district —  exposing outgoing chair Robert Graham’s disenfranchisement scheme to rig the election for his chosen successor Jonathan Lines. 

Jonathan Lines is the establishment candidate for Republican state chairman, endorsed by the untrustworthy Robert Graham and linked to the unsavory senate duo of McCain and Flake — who have been instrumental in purging conservatives from precinct committeemen posts.

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* Photo: McCain, Unknown, Jonathan Lines, Jeff Flake   What a nice cozy little group this is for a man who denies he is a McCain supporter.  Would YOU have dinner with these people?

Photo and caption: Arizona Freedom Alliance