$tudying poverty is a lucrative business

November 10, 2019

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has recently been awarded to husband and wife Massachusetts Institute of Technology professorial team, Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” The third recipient is Michael Kremer, professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard, who previously taught in Kenya.

Officially known as the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, the award was created in 1968 by Riksbanken, the Swedish central bank.

The award comes with a 9 million-kronor ($918,000) cash award, a gold medal and a diploma.

Nobel prizes were also given in medicine, physics and chemistry plus two literature awards, and the once acclaimed “Peace” Prize.

The Nobel Peace Prize  (complete recipient list) lost much of its luster after it was awarded to Palestinian Liberation Organization leader and terrorist Yasser Arafat, known for inciting murderous rampages including suicide bombers and blowing up school buses filled with Israeli children.

It’s nothing if not political. Since its inception in 1901, there have been 125 recipients. Four have been U.S. Presidents and one a failed Dem candidate. Only one of the four, Theodore Roosevelt, has been a Republican — in 1906. Democrats Woodrow Wilson (1919), Jimmy Carter (2002), and Barack Obama (2009) all merited the award, along with Al Gore (2007).

Obama, who submissively bowed to emperors, tyrants, and Muslim monarchs received the prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people.”

AZ US Rep. Paul Gosar challenged by brassy upstart

November 7, 2019

A bizarre political trend is gaining momentum. It’s exemplified by the Swedish teenage climate change activist who has been the object of adulation by the left after addressing the United Nations, accusing the U.S. and industrialized nations of “stealing my dreams,” and threatening, “We will not let you get away with this…we will never forgive you.”  Her latest admirer is Leonardo DiCaprio, an anti-Trump, high dollar Democrat donor who was recently described as “swooning” over her as he referred to her as “a leader of our time.”  The object of his adulation preemptively stated she would refuse to meet with President Trump — who never issued an invitation.

Scientists at the Natural History Museum in London have officially named a tiny beetle after her. Fittingly, it has no eyes and lacks wings.

Arizonans have their own versions of this new breed of inexperienced aspirants who take on Republican incumbents. A former Martha McSally staffer living in Prescott is eyeing a congressional run. Though not a teen, Anne Marie Ward, who is in her 20’s, has decided to challenge Congressman Paul Gosar.

She is quoted as saying:

“We need to have younger citizens step up and run at every single level to really bring our conservative values back to life at the local, the state, the federal level,” Ward stated. “We have the Democratic Socialist party gaining momentum and the Republican Party losing momentum, and with that shift it’s time for the young generation to step forward and start using their voice to represent our communities again.”

She obviously missed the fact that it is the youth vote, known as millennials, that moved unlikely Bernie Sanders, an acknowledged socialist, within spitting distance of leading the 2016 Democrat ticket. They support radical leftist Elizabeth Warren and turned out to elect extremists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib to congress. In response, the four women known as “the squad,‘ have irrationally called for lowing the voting age from 18 to 16.

Equally ill-prepared for the U.S. Senate seat he’s announced for, is Daniel McCarthy, 34, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Martha McSally for one of Arizona’s two senate seats — one already in the clutches of Dem Kyrsten Sinema. McCarthy’s ego-driven entry will do nothing more than aid current challenger, Mark “Mr. Gabby Giffords” Kelly, a gun-grabber, who is being funded by Socialist multi-billionaire George Soros.

Youth is great. We all wish we could keep it and our biceps, permanently ward off wrinkles and graying follicles. But the years bring with them the respectable trade-off of experience and wisdom.

At 60, retired dentist and current AZ CD-4 Congressman, Paul Gosar is just reaching his prime. He’s doing an excellent job in congress. Gosar is a known conservative who earned a Liberty Score “A“ rating from Conservative Review.

His unknown challenger, not even a decade out of her teens, tells us she holds to those same principles. Why, then, does she think we need to replace him?

Adam Schiff’s multiple visits to Ed Buck’s sex, meth den

November 3, 2019

Questions abound regarding close association with now jailed deviant

SRAZ recently posted Deviant Dem megadonor Ed Buck finally arrested after 3rd man overdoses. That exposé was preceded by Dem donor Ed Buck, 2 dead men and counting. It’s been a busy year for the former Arizona resident who cut his political teeth in 1987, launching a recall against Gov. Evan Mecham shortly after the conservative businessman’s and decorated WWII veteran’s inauguration.

In the intervening years, Buck, 65, whose actual name is Edward Bernard Peter Buckmelter, moved to California and morphed into a Democrat mega donor, lavishing campaign contributions (itemized list) on Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Kyrsten Sinema and her ‘Getting Stuff Done’ fundraising PAC, along with a two page list of other Dems and their organizations. A standout is U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) who rated a hefty chunk ‘o change from Buck.

Schiff becomes even more notable as it’s been revealed that he visited Ed Buck’s den of horrors — otherwise known as his Hollywood home — at least a dozen times. This is the same place where Buck would bring homeless, usually black men, back for a evening of less than wholesome antics, fueled by methamphetamines and carried out on floor mattresses. At least a couple lost their lives, before Buck was finally arrested after another man escaped.

Buck’s federal criminal trial has been rescheduled from Nov. 26 of this year to Aug. 4, 2020. He is currently being held in the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Senior U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder has delayed the proceedings, citing, among other reasons, that “the case is so unusual and so complex, due to the nature of the prosecution and the voluminous discovery, that it is unreasonable to expect preparation for pre-trial proceedings or for the trial itself within the time limits established by the Speedy Trial Act.”

Never-Trumper Schiff is committed to the removal of the President of the United States by whatever machinations he deems useful. When the claims of Russian collusion didn’t pan out, shifty Schiff, the chair of the oxymoronic House Intelligence Committee switched gears, alleging a Ukrainian scandal. Expect a North Pole scandal centering on Pres. Trump, to erupt as we draw closer to Christmas.

The investigation that should take place is one looking into Schiff’s penchant for repeated visits to Buck’s drug den and sex chateau.

True Pundit titles its must-read exposé, “Clinton WhistleBlower: FEDS Investigating Adam Schiff’s Disturbing Behavior at Ed Buck’s Meth & Sex House.”

 If you read only one thing today, this report should be it.

Paul Eckstein: Dedicated to nullifying elections by impeaching Republicans      

October 23, 2019

Scheme involves invalidating the voice of voting citizens

Still smarting from the drubbing she took, the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic has gone full-bore on impeachment for President Donald Trump, who royally trounced the scandal plagued former senator in 2016.

Undoubtedly the extremist newspaper that delights in hammering Republican officials, considers it justified retribution for the 1998 humiliation of Bill Clinton. He was impeached and disbarred, but not removed from office, for suborning perjury to a grand jury and obstruction of justice, connected to his dalliance with a young White House intern — causing the name Monica to become a verb. This was Bill Clinton looking the nation in the eye and swearing to a falsehood, later disproved by the stain on her notorious blue dress. (Scroll down to FBI report.)

To reinforce the newspaper’s case for impeachment, an opinion commentary imbued with braggadocio by leftist lawyer Paul Eckstein, titled, “I helped impeach Arizona’s governor. It’s time for Congress to do the same with Trump,” topped the editorial page. 

Known for frequently representing the Democrat Party, Eckstein basks in the memory of co-prosecuting Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham, who in 1986 was underestimated by his opponents just as Donald Trump has been. A former state senator and successful businessman, Republican Mecham was victorious in a three-way general election with a Democrat and registered Independent, that set the status quo on its ear. In the primary Mecham trounced the powerful House Speaker and wheeler-dealer Burton Barr, who had the backing of the GOP establishment, even though he admitted lying about a “temporary tax” that turned out to be permanent.

Gov. Mecham, who served from January 5, 1987 to April 4, 1988, was removed from office following a conviction in the impeachment trial on charges of obstruction of justice and misuse of government funds — money Mecham maintained was private. Though a later criminal trial acquitted Mecham of the charges, the damage was done, and he was replaced by an inept Democrat Secretary of State, via the line of ascendancy in Arizona.

When the people spoke at the ballot box, it was time to show them who was boss…and it wasn’t them. As we’ve seen, impeachment is the slick process Democrats employ to invalidate an election of popular Republicans.

Now an octogenarian, Eckstein has his vengeful memories to give him a ‘boost.’  He’d get more benefit by grabbing a plastic bottle and swigging down the nutrient rich sauce for seniors.

Tucson: People’s Republic of Pima to vote on sanctuary city status

October 21, 2019

It’s no secret Tucson, Arizona, located in Pima County, is a leftist bastion. The city, a stone’s throw from crime infested Mexico (read State Dept. warning under link), will be voting Nov. 5, on Proposition 205, that, if passed, will codify it as a sanctuary city. Such an act will be an anomaly in the state that is overwhelmed with illegal aliens and their negative impact on schools, medical facilities, the court system, countless social services, and citizen employment. No other Arizona city has made the claim that supporting such a preposterous policy would be beneficial to its citizens. The ballot measure, organized by extremists aligned with The People’s Defense Initiative, is officially titled, “Tucson Families Free and Together.”

The adage we heard from our parents, “You’re known by the company you keep,” bears out here.

Among the supporters of this extremist measure are:*

Pima County Democrat Party

Arizona Democrat Party Progressive Caucus

Green Party of Pima County

Progressive Democrats of America

Progressive Democrats of Southern Arizona

ACLU of Arizona

American Friends Service Committee

Democratic Socialists of America, Tucson

Jobs with Justice

National Lawyers Guild

No More Deaths

Planned Parenthood

Standing Up for Racial Justice

Pima Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

An interesting political mix stand in opposition:

Gov. Doug Ducey (R)

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally (R)

Mark Kelly (D), 2020 candidate for U.S. Senate

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild (D), Tucson

Councilmember Regina Romero (D), 2019 candidate for mayor

Councilmember Steve Kozachik (D), Tucson

Councilmember Richard Fimbres (D), Tucson

Councilmember Paul Durham (D), Tucson

Ed Ackerley (I), candidate for mayor in 2019

Chris Magnus, police chief of Tucson

Former Gov. Jan Brewer (R)

Former State Sen. Steve Farley (D-LD9)

The spineless Arizona Daily Star fails miserably at tightrope walking as it waffles between placating its left-leaning readers or endorsing dysfunction, while piling on the Tucson Police Department, states:

The Arizona Daily Star Editorial Board supports the goal and mission of Prop. 205, but we cannot support this specific initiative. There is another way, albeit an imperfect way, to accomplish many of the Tucson Families Free and Together goals: Work with the Tucson Police Department, the various TPD advisory boards, community groups and the Tucson City Council to revise the TPD general orders that govern how the force operates.”

Several years ago the Huffington Post headlined its report: “Liberals in Southern Arizona Seek to Form New State.” The reporters got some key items very wrong, such as the description of John McCain and Barry Goldwater as “conservative giants.”  But the failed novelty of Tucson severing itself into a 51st state is all the more disappointing in light of the city’s promotion of Prop. 205.

*H/T Ballotpedia

No Wray of hope at the FBI

October 19, 2019

American Greatness posts an intriguing report titled, “Christopher Wray Has Some Explaining to Do.” The attorney author, who uses a pseudonym, reveals that although FBI director Wray promised the bureau would be better at complying with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), he has actually fought hard against transparency and accountability. We’ve previously written, “knowledge is power.” After reading this, it’s apparent that certainty is no longer assured.

Editors’ note: We will be unable to monitor comments today. For that reason, the comment section is turned off.

Inexperienced applicant to lead MC Attorney’s Office

October 4, 2019

Allister Adel selected over accomplished prosecutors

The front page headline declares: “1st woman named county attorney.”  A citizen’s committee doing the job that should have fallen to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, vetted the applicants to fill the top position left vacant when longtime elected County Attorney Bill Montgomery was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court. The supervisors then named Montgomery’s replacement.

The list was pared down to five applicants, three of whom were experienced prosecutors, with backgrounds as bureau or division chiefs in one of the nation’s largest prosecutorial agencies, serving over 4 million residents in the fourth largest and fasted growing county in the U.S.

According to the County Attorney’s website, there are over 900 full-time employees, including attorneys, investigators, paralegals, victim advocates and support staff.

One of the applicants, a former chief deputy, was currently serving as interim county attorney. Another applicant has experience as a criminal section chief at the United States Attorney’s Office. There was one male among the five applicants.

Selected to run the massive prosecutorial office was Allister Adel, who provides consulting services for nonprofits and small businesses. She worked for the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Department of Child Safety. Her bio lists her work with the City of Phoenix “to fund a fellowship space and butterfly garden at Starfish Place, a transitional housing facility for trafficking survivors and their families.” Adel previously served a short stint for the office she will now lead. She will have to run to retain the office in 2021.

Arizona has long been in the forefront of having capable women in high ranking positions. Lorna Lockwood — born in 1903 in the Arizona territory — is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court serving in that capacity twice. 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.

Our state legislature and judicial branch are filled with women and Arizona has had four female governors. Women have been elected secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, and superintendent of public instruction. In 1998, Arizona women known as the ‘Fab Five,’ held all top offices simultaneously, a national first. In 1944, Jewel Jordan served as Maricopa County Sheriff.

Gender is no longer a groundbreaking issue. The people of Maricopa County deserved to have the County Attorney’s vacancy filled by an experienced prosecutor, rising from within the ranks of the office. That person is not Allister Adel.