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Recently, a young lady from California came here to present a slide show, and illustrate how California is almost totally destroyed by “Sustainable Development.” Yes, Sustainable Development. This is the real force of Agenda 21 and, with able assistance from the EPA, and comrade Obama, California is being stripped of private property rights, dams are being blown up to save the fish, wildlands are being expanded and expanded, at the expense of Californians, many of whom have no clue it’s going on.
Home owners are being told that their property really isn’t their private property. Oh, no. The EPA can infringe on your property, and demand that you not build a structure, not cut down a tree, and many other intrusions. Unless you have a pile of cash for lawyers, you have no defense. In the business world, the EPA, which has issued not hundreds, but thousands of new regulations, can demand that a business reduce emissions to meet 1990 standards, even if the EPA can’t tell us what those standards were. Their intent is clear; drive them out of business.
Arizona is trying to fight back. Last year Senator Judy Burges (R-LD22) submitted an anti-Agenda 21 bill, but it lost, by ONE vote. She’s back again this year with another bill that would, if passed by the Senate, and the House, and signed by the Governor, would legally stop Agenda 21. Not only is this the right thing to do, we would have the added benefit of driving the federal government nuts !
Tell you Arizona legislator to support the bill in the Senate and the House, and get the Governor to sign it. It’s good for Arizona.
The Sheriff won reelection in November, and was sworn in just last month. But now, with the ink barely dry on his swearing in paperwork, the leftists have decided that the election results don’t matter, especially since the Sheriff won, so they want to recall him.
I don’t believe that the so-called Democrats (communists) are behind this, though I’m sure they are rooting for a successful recall. No, this is being conducted by the same crowd that went after State Senator Russell Pearce. George Soros’ money is behind it; La Raza is behind it; Randy Parraz is pushing it. When the communist left doesn’t get their way, they use whatever tricks they have to overthrow the election result.
These people are despicable, people that I would call feral humans. Remember now, Sheriff Joe enforces the laws, he doesn’t make laws. Over a half million voters supported him in the election, and though he won with a smaller margin, he was still reelected for a sixth time. He didn’t author SB1070, he didn’t write any immigration laws, but he has carried out his duties, and enforced existing laws.
What these communist morons don’t like is that the sheriff enforces laws they don’t like. They don’t want some laws enforced; they have no problem with the sheriff enforcing other laws. The people behind this fraudulent recall action should be identified, and their pasts made front page news in Arizona newspapers, but don’t hold your breath. Arizona newspapers are biased against immigration laws, and have no use for Sheriff Joe. They won’t provide any objective reporting on this lunacy.
This recall will fail because they won’t be able to get enough petition signatures in Maricopa county, at least not legally. But these miscreants are not above getting fraudulent signatures, making up names, anything to meet the threshhold. That’s what they do. They cheat, lie, and misrepresent.
Unfortunately, in Arizona the newspapers, the Arizona Republic being most notable among them, are not about reporting the facts. No, they slant the facts, provide biased “news” to fit their agenda. They need to be put out of business. If you agree, write letters to their advertisers, companies like Albertson’s grocers, Fry’s Electronics, and Spencer’s TV and Applicance, and tell them that if they continue to place advertising with the Arizona Republic, you won’t patronize their stores. Once the bottom line starts to drop for the Arizona Republic, perhaps then they’ll wake up and start behaving like a real newspaper rather than a propaganda tool of the left.
For those of you who watched Hillary mop up the floor with Congress, or caught the highlights, one thing was clear, Congress is populated by a bunch of buffoons who have no clue what they are doing. The alternative view is that Congress was circling the wagons to protect one of their own. I’m not buying it.
With the exception of Rand Paul, who told Hillary that if he were President he would have relieved her (fired her) as Secretary of State for her failures. She had no response.
But after all those hours spent in the Senate and House for two separate hearings, what have we learned? Well, nothing.
The American people still don’t know who, at the State Department, ignored those requests for additional security.
We don’t know where the people that were evacuated from Benghazi are now, and why they haven’t been identified, and allowed to testify.
We don’t know why rescue efforts were not attempted. Who made that decision, and why?
We don’t know who decided to use this obscure video as the fall guy for this attack.
We don’t know who edited the talking points to remove all references to terrorism or a terrorist act.
We don’t know why Hillary, after Susan Rice had lied on five different TV shows, didn’t step forward and tell the truth.
When Hillary was in New Hampshire to honor the dead Americans, she told the father of the Navy SEAL that she would make sure that the person who made the video was apprehended, yet in these two hearings, the video didn’t come up because not one member of Congress asked the question.
These hearings were controlled by Hillary, and she lied through her teeth. Not one Senator or Representative challenged her comments, or asked for verification of her statements. No narrative was presented, with a time line, and then walked Hillary through each event to find out what she knew, when she knew it, and what she did or didn’t do.
For Hillary to demand that “it doesn’t matter whether this was a terrorist act or a random act of violence” is laughable. It DOES matter to the families of the dead Americans. It does matter to the American people who have a right to know the truth.
Hillary has learned from the master liar, her husband. Bill, a philanderer, liar, adulterer, perjurer, draft dodger, and rapist taught her well. And we, the American people, are being lied to and played by Hillary, and the Congress is complicit in all of it.
Anti-SB1070 Crowd Uses Newspaper for Propaganda
The Arizona Republic, masquerading as a newspaper, is an openly anti-immigration law rag. Most of its reporters – and I use that term loosely – are really advocates for removal of any law that affects illegal aliens invading Arizona, and America.
On Monday, November 26, in a front page story, below the fold, used one of their own reporters (open border advocates), Daniel Gonzalez, to spin a yarn of a supposed racial profiling incident involving an Asian-American living in Phoenix. The story is so long that it is continued on an inside page for several columns. I mean, Mr. Gonzalez and the Arizona Republic management must believe this is more important than national debt, middle east violence, unemployment, and anything else. This is a story that warrants front page treatment, despite the fact that it’s just one man, with no supporting documentation, no witnesses, nothing to support him. First of all, is this man an Asian or an American. He is ostensibly a citizen of the United States, but insists on being called an Asian-American. Sound familiar? It should also be noted that Mr. Shee is part of a large suit against Arizona for daring to enforce SB1070 portions ruled Constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
This man, Mr. Shee, claims that he was racially profiled, not once, but twice in the past three years. This 72-year old man said that in 2010, at a specific time of day, he pulled off a main street onto a side street in order to read a text message. Shortly thereafter he says that a policeman approached his car, tapped on the window and said, and I’m not kidding here, “Show me your papers.” Really? It must be true, though. Mr. Shee says it happened and reporter Gonzalez dutifully reported it.
First of all, his comment about what the police officer said is laughable comment. No police officer uses that phrase. They might say, “May I see your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance?” Secondly, where did the police officer come from? Was the officer driving a patrol car, and saw Mr. Shee pull off a main street into a side street (an alley?), and thought that suspicious? Was the officer walking a beat in that area – doubtful – and saw the car pull off into a side street (alley?), stop, and sit there, and believed that to be suspicious? Mr. Gonzalez never mentions those circumstances, and cares not at all about that. He takes what Mr. Shee, who obviously has a photographic memory, as fact, and spews it out. Mr. Shee was not given a citation so he has no paperwork to prove that his claim is true. Reporter Gonzalez doesn’t care. This is much to important to ignore or investigate. Whatever Mr. Shee says must be true, especially if it fits the anti-SB1070 agenda.
Mr. Shee says that later one he was driving back from Mexico with his wife. He had taken her there for some dental work. So, he’s driving North from the border on the freeway. He says that a DPS officer, in his cruiser, was going the opposite direction. Let’s assume that both cars are moving at about the speed limit, about 55-65 mph, depending on where you are on the freeway. It’s a divided road, two cars going in opposite directions, and Mr. Shee says that the DPS officer, cuts over the divided road and pulls Mr. Shee over, and gave him a repair order for having a windshield tint that was too dark, and a violation. The officer did not give him a citation. So, two cars, each going about 55-65 mph, in opposite directions, on a divided freeway, and that DPS officer “profiled” him. Really. If he had tinted side windows, as most cars do, and if his front windshield was tinted so darkly it was a violation, just how did the DPS officer even see who was driving, even if he we looking? The reporter doesn’t care, doesn’t ask.
For those two incidents, manufactured or real, Mr. Shee joins a lawsuit against the state of Arizona against SB1070, claiming he was racially profiled.
I think Mr. Shee is just another useful idiot of the open borders crowd, which includes Daniel Gonzalez and the Arizona Republic. If I were the DPS I’d challenge Mr. Shee to prove that the officer crossed the freeway and pursued him, or apologize. If I were the city police I’d challenge Mr. Shee to prove through witnesses or documentation that the incident occurred on that side street. I’d want to know just which side street, at what time of day, or Mr. Shee would be instructed to apologize.
This is a manufactured story, by Mr. Gonzalez and the Arizona Republic, in their never ending crusade against Arizona and Federal laws regarding illegal aliens. Mr. Shee is just an ignorant idiot being used to further the cause of the open borders, pro-illegal alien crowd. He should be ashamed of himself, but I doubt he knows the meaning of shame.
Even though the state passed SB1070, and then the Supreme Court upheld much of it, and later the appeals court approved the right for law enforcement to check for paperwork proving people are in the country legally, the Open Borders Lawless Bunch doesn’t care.
Whether it’s Randy Parraz inciting illegals to ignore the law, fight the law, make false claims of racial profiling, or illegals themselves refusing to abide by the law, they are clear in their intent. They don’t care about the law; they don’t care if they’re here illegal, they’re going to file lawsuit after lawsuit claiming, falsely, racial profiling.
Just this past week, three people were pulled over by a police officer for running a red light. Remember now, the policeman, in his patrol car, was BEHIND the vehicle that broke the law. Yet the open borders crowd claims the policeman was racial profiling. Have you ever been driving behind a car, and yet been able to tell the ethnicity of the driver or passengers? Have you, really? The open borders lawless crowd seem to think the police have this mystical ability.
When the police officer asked for a driver’s license, proof of insurance, and proof of registration, the driver produced nothing, and couldn’t speak English. What the driver did do was hand the police officer a Mexican passport. Gosh, do you think this man is an illegal alien? The police officer then, under probable cause, asked the other occupants for identification, and they had none. He then held them, called in the stop, and ICE was contacted.
So, what’s the response from the illegal alien lawless bunch? Why, of course, claim racial profiling, and get a lawyer. If they do indeed sue, you and I will pay the tab for the county to defend the arrest in court, which is just what the open borders bunch wants. They don’t care about law and order; they only care about the invading hordes here illegally.
And, to add more insanity, they start shouting that this is Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s fault. Really? The Sheriff didn’t write SB1070, he isn’t in the legislature so he couldn’t vote for it; he’s not a lawyer so he couldn’t fight for it in court. No, what Sheriff Joe does is enforce existing law, and the open borders bunch hates him for it.
We need to start fighting to get judges to declare these nuisance suits what they are, frivolous, and summarily toss them out of court, sending a message to the lawless bunch.
Should Someone Who now Has Cancer Be Eligible to Buy “Insurance”?
This whole conversation about forcing health insurance companies to sell policies to people with pre-existing conditions is a complete scam.
If people work, but opt not to buy healthcare coverage through their employer, or as an individual, that should be their choice. Now, however, if you don’t have a healthcare policy, and then come down with some form of cancer, you can contact a healthcare insurance company and demand a policy.
The theory, then, is that you pay nothing for healthcare until you have cancer, then demand a healthcare policy. That is not insurance, folks; that’s a scam. The people who support such an idea have no understanding of the word, insurance. An insurance policy is something you have, that you pay for each month and year, IN CASE you come down with an illness requiring medical intervention.
If I have a car, I have to buy auto insurance IN CASE I get into an accident. Then, the insurance kicks in and reduces my financial liability. When I buy a home I buy a homeowners insurance policy, and pay for it monthly or yearly, IN CASE a disaster happens and my home is damaged or destroyed, to lessen my financial impact.
But, with healthcare where a condition exists, BEFORE you go buy a policy, that’s not healthcare insurance, that’s demanding that the insurance company pay thousands, hundreds of thousands, or maybe millions of dollars to care for you, while only paying a monthly premium that in no way offsets the expense.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is a fraud. Only the moron-class or the weak-minded could believe that this is a good idea. Which, I suppose, is why Obama and his minions support it.
Arizona has, for years, had a legislature dominated by Republicans. Democrats have a difficult time getting representatives elected because voters reject their tax and spend proposals. Has anyone in Arizona ever heard of a bill or proposal by Democrats that calls for balancing the budget, cutting spending, putting the axe to useless social programs? Of course not. The Democrats, like Democrats nation-wide always want to tax more and spend more. If the state is upside down in debt, like California, not to worry; just raise taxes on working people. In Arizona most voters dismiss Democrat ideas as ill conceived, expensive, and unnecessary. So, they’re pushing hard for open primaries as a way to get leftists elected by trying to trick voters into thinking this is a good idea. It isn’t.
Most voters are registered as Independent, Republican, or Democrat. There are many that don’t register to vote because they’re not interested in their government. Look at the low number of voters who actually cast a ballot. It’s hard to get 60% of registered voters to show up and vote in a Presidential election. In off-year elections the turnout is even more woeful. If people are who can vote don’t care enough to actually vote, why do we have to employ some new tactic to entice them? People are either good citizens who want to vote for the best candidate, or they just don’t care.
If Open Primary becomes the law, why have a primary at all? Voters who care use the primary elections to winnow the field of declared candidates in preparation for the general election. With an open primary who decides who the candidates are? Is it anyone who feels like putting their name on the ballot? Do candidates have a letter-designation after their name to show a party affiliation, or is it hidden to fool voters? You could have a primary with 15-20 candidates running for an office, and none have a party affiliation noted on the ballot. And this is a good idea? More likely is that each party would select their candidate, and cut the voters out of the primary. The idea would be to try and get that one candidate to the general rather than fearing that voters would split their votes among 3, 4, or 5 candidates from that party and none of them making it through to the general election. Thus, it’s really not an open primary but a closed primary as far as voters are concerned.
If registered voters wouldn’t show up at the polls before, why would they show up now? There’s no evidence that having an open primary would entice more voters. Would people that don’t even register to vote now be enthused and get registered? Not likely.
How does a candidate in an open primary advertise, get invitations to speak, or convince potential voters that they are the best candidate, use private money, or their own money? If there are 15 candidates for an office in an open primary, what voter would want to contribute to one or more of them, based on what information? Is it the candidate that finds a way to get private money from, say, moveon.org, to start promising more giveaways, more free stuff without having to disclose their party affiliation?
If you have a legislature, senate and house, that is filled with non-party affiliated representatives, who is the senate leader, the house leader? Who sets the agenda for each body of the legislature? Who chairs all of the committees and sub-committees in the legislature? What we end up with is a gaggle of senators or house reps who squabble and fight over which bills are heard, which are not, and forget about balancing a budget for the state.
A political party generally has a set of core principles, and appeals to the voters to support those principles. With no party affiliation how do voters know what the principles of the candidate are, or can they say anything to try and win, then switch to whatever principles suit them?
This is nothing but a ploy by a minority party to try and sneak more of their people into office by fooling the voters with the “open” primary scam. Democrats can’t win if they have to admit that they want to tax more and spend more. So, with open primaries, they can hide their principles, and just promise more giveaways to try and entice voters who want free stuff not responsible government.
I have personally seen people on food stamps buy alcohol and tobacco products at grocery stores. The responsibility seems to fall on the shoulders of the cashier to catch any “illegal” purchases. We know that the government isn’t going to provide any point-of-sale oversight. There have been numerous stories of people selling their food stamp cards – called CBT cards – for cash that can then be used to buy drugs, or other illegal items. There have also been a lot of stories about how many of the poor are obese. I’ve watched men and women who had to use an electric cart to go through the aisles of the store because they were way too fat to walk, buy doughnuts, candy, candy bars, all kinds of fattening foods. Let’s have a program that will really help in all areas.
Add to each Department of Economic Services office a store. Any citizen who qualifies for food stamps will, instead, receive a photo ID card, with an expiration date, usually one to three months from date of issue. That Photo ID card can only be used to shop for groceries at the government stores. Those stores will not sell any tobacco products or any alcoholic products. The store will not sell any products that are considered unhealthy, like candies sugary cereals, and similar products. The store will sell healthy foods and beverages.
When the holder of the photo ID card enters the store, the ID is checked to ensure that a) it is not a forged card and b) it is still valid. When the ID card holder checks out, the grocery total will then be deducted from the balance on the card for that period. This stops people from selling their CBT cards – food stamp credit cards – and stops purchases of tobacco and alcoholic products as well as sugary products. This helps in the fight against obesity, eliminates the corruption of people selling their CBT cards for cash, and provides a nice healthy place where food stamp recipients can shop.
If necessary, these stores will have vans that can transport those who have no means of transportation. Each state would save tens of millions of dollars using this program, and the federal government would also save millions of dollars as well. I’d wager that major supermarket chains would be delighted to get the contract to staff and stock these stores. It’s a win-win.
The following was published by both The Sonoran Alliance, and the Arizona Post-Gazette. In case you can’t remember, our County Board of Supervisors is comprised of:
District 1 – Fulton Brock – note: his wife is serving 13 years in prison for sexual assault of a minor, and his daughter was convicted of similar crimes.
District 2 – Don Stapley – subject of investigations for various unethical or illegal activities.
District 3 – Andy Kunasek – one of the invisible Supervisors
District 4 – Max Wilson – Can talk for 30 minutes and say nothing
District 5 – Mary Rose Wilcox – she of the sweet no competition facilities at Sky Harbor Airport, and other shady doings
We were pretty disgusted to see how much the Maricopa County Supervisors are paying their favorite county employees. While other county agencies are laying off employees and haven’t given out raises in years, the County Supervisors continue to give their overpaid pet employees raises. YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK! You know what to do, vote them OUT in 2012 when they are all up for reelection.
David Smith, the Supervisors’ hired gun who is behind a lot of the Supervisors’ attacks on Sheriff Arpaio and other county agencies, is THE HIGHEST PAID EMPLOYEE IN THE COUNTY. We are paying this skunk an exorbitant salary during a recession to go after Sheriff Arpaio???
Wade Swanson is a young attorney the Supervisors appointed to take over civil legal work when they stole the County Attorney’s Office away from Andrew Thomas. The Supervisors were ordered by the court to return it. Why is Wade Swanson still employed? And why is his salary higher than the County Attorney, who only makes $123,678? He also makes more than a Superior Court judge. Several of the other highest-paid attorneys, below, were lured away from the County Attorney’s Office to the Supervisors by offering them higher salaries. Why are they still there? They make more than almost every single employee at the County Attorney’s Office. It is brutally unfair to the hard working attorneys at the County Attorney’s Office that they are paid less money than those Supervisor cronies listed below.
All of the following employees are under the Supervisors and were put there by them and report directly or indirectly to them. These are some of the top paid employees in the county:
David Smith, County Manager $227,198
Stephen Wetzel, Director of Office of Enterprise Tech $194,480
Sandy Wilson, Deputy County Manager $193,440
Welton Harris, Assistant County Manager $175,240
Wade Swanson, Director of General Litigation $174,990
Augustin Alvarez, IT Consultant $138,694
Maria Brandon, Special Litigation $134,243
Christopher Bradley, Deputy Director of Budget $131,789
Brian Hushek, DeputyDirector of Budget $131,144
Richard Stewart, Special Litigation $130,000
Thomas Gendron, IT consultant $129,501
Mary Cronin, General Litigation $124,821
Sherle Flaggman, General Litigation $124,821
Randall Garczynski, General Litigation $124,821
Brad Keogh, General Litigation $124,821
The Supervisors know how to pay off their cronies for loyalty using YOUR tax dollars. Remember this when election time rolls around next year!