Is serious condition downplayed by McCain’s office, Mayo Clinic?

July 17, 2017

The New York Times is reporting that neurosurgeons reviewing the facts surrounding John McCain’s craniotomy to remove a 2 inch blood clot “above his left eye”.are concluding that his surgery may be more serious than initial descriptions have implied, and could delay his return to Washington by a longer period of time than the week originally stated.

“Usually, a blood clot in this area would be a very concerning issue,” said Dr. Nrupen Baxi, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He added, “The recovery time from a craniotomy is usually a few weeks.”

The cause of the clot has not been disclosed. Possibilities include a fall or a blow to the head, a stroke or certain brain changes associated with aging. McCain will be 81 next month. His office did not divulge if he takes blood thinners.

“Usually, a blood clot like this is discovered when patients have symptoms, whether it’s a seizure or headaches or weakness or speech difficulties,” Dr. Baxi said. “Generally, it’s not found on a routine physical because doctors would not know to look for it.” 

An initial press release regarding his condition indicated McCain’s blood clot was found during a routine physical examination.

McCain’s recent confused questioning (video) of former FBI director James Comey led to widespread speculation that he suffered a health related impairment.  He dismissed questions that something was wrong by saying he had stayed up too late watching a Diamondbacks baseball game the night before.

The dependably McCain-fawning Arizona Republic, unable to ignore his bizarre performance, even addressed the elderly senator’s incoherent interview of Comey in this coverage by McCain’s assigned reporter, Dan Nowicki.   Columnist E.J. Montini used the descriptive words, “awkward, befuddled performance,” concluding it was “embarrassing.”


McCain’s cranial surgery for blood clot delays health care vote

July 16, 2017

At the request of Sen. John McCain and his family, Mayo Clinic released the following statement:

“Following a routine annual physical, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye on Friday, July 14 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Surgeons successfully removed the 5-cm (2 inch) blood clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision. Tissue pathology reports are pending within the next several days.”

“The Senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition. His Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went ‘very well’ and he is in good spirits. Once the pathology information is available, further care will be discussed between doctors and the family. In the meantime, his Mayo Clinic care team will not be conducting interviews. On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week.”

McCain’s recovery hiatus has caused Senate Majority Leader Mitchell McConnell to delay what is expected to be a very tight vote on the health care revision. Democrats are united in their opposition and several Republicans are not sold on the bill.  

McCain, who turns 81 next month, was reelected to another six-year term in 2016.


Networks’ disgraceful allegations against Christian legal group

July 15, 2017

ABC, NBC and CNN  dishonestly call Alliance Defending Freedom a “hate group”

The Valley of the Sun is fortunate to have Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in our midst. ADF is the nation’s largest religious freedom legal advocacy organization, winning  seven cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in the past seven years.

Earlier this week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the group on the topic of religious freedom.  ABC, NBC and CNN networks headlined the event describing ADF as an “anti-LGBT hate group,” using information gleaned from an actual hate group, the radical, violence inciting Southern Poverty Law Center  (SPLC)— which NBC deceptively referred to as a  “prominent civil rights watchdog.”

Count on the shameless Democrats to join the dishonest tirade. DNC spokesman Joel Kasnetz was quoted as declaring, “Sessions’ appearance at this event, as the top law enforcement official in the country, brings into question whether the attorney general intends to protect all Americans.”

Some Phoenix residents are familiar with the New Times, a giveaway, left-wing tabloid, featuring soft porn ads along with its sensationalized articles blatantly targeting conservative officials. Until recently, Stephen Lemons, whose rancorous column titled, ‘The Feathered Bastard,’ was a mainstay of the tabloid, was a local resident. His final column which we addressed in,A vile goodbye from a sour Stephen Lemons,” was written in April as he prepared to move to a new gig with the disreputable SPLC in Montgomery, Alabama, befitting his extremist bent.

Kristen Waggoner was interviewed by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Friday evening. She does an excellent job of describing the skewed news reporting of Attorney General Sessions’ speech, the mission of ADF and its many successes in the courts. She is ADF’s senior vice president of US legal advocacy and general counsel, with an impressive bio.

The Federalist provides this copy of Attorney General Sessions inspirational speech. You’ll be glad you took a few minutes to read it.


AZ GOP engages in suspicious info harvesting 

July 14, 2017

An urgent email has been sent out by the state Republican Party. It says, “In reviewing our records, we were made aware your voter profile status has been marked — incomplete.”

If those bold red letters don’t speak of urgency, nothing does. But what’s the emergency?  Since the recipients received the email, the party obviously has the necessary information to make contact — or “reach out” as trendy talking, touchy feely Chairman Jonathan Lines likes to say. They also have access to the voter files that list all of the data they say they need.

Then comes the kicker:

—Complete your voter profile now—

Make sure to fill out this short survey in the next 24 hours to remain active in our system.

That 24-hour deadline is an eyebrow raiser. Being suspicious types, we smell a rat. It has bleach streaked hair, sports an often inappropriate grin, has a propensity for joining up with an octogenarian rodent and a gaggle of RINOs and liberals on amnesty for illegals, besides being a shirtless show boater extraordinaire. Though making news for loudly refusing to vote for Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, it is also running for reelection in 2018.

Yep. The party is readying itself for a Flake blowout and is harvesting for Jeff Flake — who won his first 6-year senate term by a slim 3-points. Flake should be remembered for promoting Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s lame duck nominee for U.S. Supreme Court, saying, “It was time.”  Fortunately, Trump was elected president without Jeff Flake’s vote and appointed conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch to the high court. 

The information gathering goes further with a drop down box asking “What Issue Is Most Important To You?” Recipients are given the option of a single choice. They can chose from  Economic Growth,  Job Creation, Federal Overreach, Gun Rights, Taxes, Government Spending, National Security, Foreign Policy, Social Issues and Pro-Life.  Oddly missing is the issue that was central to the election of President Trump  — illegal immigration.

If you choose to fork over your personal information, there’s a box to check asking the powerful AZ/OZ  behind the curtain to “Subscribe me to the Arizona Republican Party Chairman’s Daily Update.” It’s doubtful they’ll get many takers for the daily dose of self congratulatory bravado, when the widely read MCRC Briefs is actually filled with insider party news and key information for conservative activists.


USA Today perfects Winston Smith’s Newspeak

July 14, 2017

Altering words doesn’t change facts

Today is Bastille Day, traditionally a day of celebration in France. Last year irrevocably changed that, turning the day into one of grief. Memorial services are planned to honor the 86 victims of a rampaging nearly 20-truck whose driver purposely plowed into the crowd of revelers, including families with children eating ice cream, strolling the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France after the fireworks display ended. In addition to those killed, there were 435 who were wounded in the attack.

Gannett, the parent company of the failing, left-wing Arizona Republic newspaper, now inserts a copy of its USA Today newspaper in with the barely there daily in a vain attempt to give it heft.  Gannett’s stock has tumbled from $17.49  on Dec. 5, 2015 to  now struggling to stay afloat in the $8.00 range.  

This might be the reason:

The caption beneath a photo of two men who were seriously wounded in the attack names them and says, they “were injured in Nice when someone drove a truck through a crowd last year. “

“Someone?’

The 31-year-old killer’s name is Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. He was a Tunisian Muslim living in France, who had been previously arrested for theft and gun violations, had his sentences suspended and was not deported. He was killed by police at the scene of the massacre.

Gannett’s absurd politically correct contrivance is reminiscent of Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller titled, “1984.” Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.

Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party.  We servatives are “unpersons” to the MSM liberals. But we still have a voice. We need to continue to use it.

When his book was published in 1949, Orwell wrote, “By 2050 — earlier, probably — all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared.”  He turned out to be a reliable prophet.


Vengeful McCain headlined as key player in phony Russian dossier

July 13, 2017

Arizonans who pay attention have long known of the underhanded tactics and uncontrolled temper of  John McCain. To call them legendary would make him appear to be laudable rather than the unsavory character he actually is. The UK’s Daily Mail and the Guardian reveal John McCain as the devious schemer behind the effort to take down President Donald Trump, who McCain and his senate seat mate Jeff Flake each said they would not vote for.  McClatchy News fired the opening volley in outing McCain in the Russian dossier scandal. The Daily Caller has revealed that McCain will face questions in a defamation lawsuit.

Possessing an insatiable ego and access to lobbyist money and Socialist billionaire George Soro’s generous funding, McCain has vastly outspent more worthy opponents and was reelected in 2016 to another six-year term at age 80. Never letting the truth get in the way of his mission, he and his operatives have even engaged in intra-party measures to oust conservative elected precinct committeemen within the Arizona Republican Party — using out-of-state Obama donors to accomplish his ends.

It appears McCain’s role in this  latest outrageous action against the President of the United States, might finally be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel’s back and results in unceremoniously removing him from the U.S. Senate in disgrace.

Longtime readers of Seeing Red AZ are aware that we use substantiating links in our posts.  Today we veer from that policy, since our well known “blue links” would take over this crucial information contained in the news reports.

We urge you to read the reports. Knowledge is power.


La Raza by any other name smells just as foul

July 12, 2017

The National Council of La Raza, the far left Hispanic organization whose name translates to “The Race” and whose motto is “Por la raza todo, fuera de la raza nada” — “For the race, everything, outside the race, nothing,” — met in Phoenix this week for its 2017 national conference

On the agenda was a name change for the clearly racist group, which will now call itself “Unidos U.S.,” or “United U.S.”  according to Janet Murguia, President and CEO,

In 2008, Murguia acknowledged the difficulty the name posed to reporter Ruben Navarrette, Jr., who criticized the name as “a musty throwback to the 1960s.””We take a lot of heat for our name,” Murguia said at the time. She acknowledged that there had been discussions about changing it. “But historically I think it’s something that our community feels wedded to.” Murguia prefers to use its initials, calling it simply, “NCLR.” Yet there’s no escaping the fact that militant Latinos express their advocacy for illegal immigration by shouting, “Viva la Raza!”

Now she admits that though the name change was being considered before Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, the new name “fits the strategy of collective resistance.”

Conference attendees had sharply differing views on the name change, some saying it was “selling out” and expressing pride in the unquestionably racist name.

Randy Parraz, a local open-borders extremist, described benignly as a “community organizer” by the daily newspaper, opposed the name change as giving in to pressure. “We have to own our identity because it makes us powerful,” he said.

Janet Murguia, deeply rooted in liberalism, is not one who speaks impetuously. Her twin sister Mary, is a judge on the left-leaning Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — nominated by Barack Obama.  AZ  Sens. McCain and Kyl voted for her confirmation. Her brother Carlos is a federal judge for the U.S. District Court in Kansas. Prior to being nominated to the federal bench by Bill Clinton, he was the Coordinator for the Immigration Amnesty Program of El Centro, Inc.

Nine years ago this week, Michelle Malkin, nationally syndicated columnist, author and senior editor at Conservative Review, wrote15 things you should know about “The Race.” It remains relevant. At the time the column was written, presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama were each featured speakers at the annual La Raza conference in San Diego. Malkin is a proud American of Philippine heritage.

The late Congressman Dr. Charlie Norwood (R-GA.) warned about La Raza.

*William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, she says, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Juliet makes the case that it doesn’t matter to her that Romeo is from her family’s longstanding foe, the house of Montague. The reference is often used to imply that the names of things have no affect on what they actually are — as in the case of La Raza.