Monday, August 27, 2012

"Union owned" signs planted next to Speaker Andy Tobin campaign signs

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tea Parties and conservatives tired of Tobin caving in to unions

Tobin killed four bills due to pressure by the unions

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Special interest lobbyist dupe Legislature! (again)

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Special interest lobbyist dupe Legislature! (again)

A proposition will be on the November ballot that will change the way property is taxed, but it doesn’t appear to do anything worthy of changing our constitution. The first thing that quickly becomes obvious is that this proposition, identified as Prop 117, does not reduce property taxes or limit the ability of taxing districts to levy taxes. If it passes it will require all taxes, both primary and secondary, to be levied against the limited property value (LPV), and increases in the LPV would be limited to five percent per year.
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, an internationally recognized private institution, published a comprehensive study in 2008 of the problems associated with limiting property values. Their study not only makes a strong case that this is a deeply flawed means to counter rising property taxes, but can result in shifting higher taxes to residential property. You can read excerpts of the report at:

Based on a recent Capitol Media Services article by Howard Fischer, The driving force behind this proposition is the Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA). ATRA acknowledges in the article that this proposition does not reduce property taxes. This excellent article by Mr. Fischer can be found at:
Prop 117 began in the State Senate as Senate Concurrent Resolution 1025 sponsored by Senator Steve Yarbrough. You may recall Yarbrough was taken to task earlier this year in an Arizona Republic editorial for “lining his pockets with taxpayer money”. You can find the editorial at:
That editorial pointed out that Yarbrough has sponsored many revisions to the state’s tuition tax credit law that created middle-man organizations to manage the flow of $43 million from taxpayers to students. These middle-men are called School Tuition Organizations (STO), and the good senator runs the second largest STO in the state. STOs are allowed to take 10 percent of the money it channels to students as administrative cost. Guess who put that provision in the law. Another Yarbrough law passed this year doubled the amount individuals can direct toward tuition scholarships thereby doubling his salary that is reported in the editorial at $96,000.
Knowing how the system works, Senator Yarbrough had to have lots of help from ATRA to pass all of his pocket-lining STO laws. Why does ATRA care about Prop 117? Well, if the Lincoln Institute is correct that value limits will cause taxes to shift to homeowners then the property taxes on ATRA members will be less as they are all owners of high value properties. Therefore, they are happy to help Senator Yarbrough line his pockets with his STO legislative changes and he likely returned the favor by sponsoring this sneaky tax shift that could benefit ATRA members.
ATRA and their many lobbyists are masters at “helping” legislators accomplish their goals especially if they are self-serving. They know that somewhere down the road they can call in the chips when they see an opportunity to benefit their members. No doubt that a comprehensive audit of ATRA would reveal that their members have received billions in tax breaks as a result of their influence in the state legislature. Where does a large chunk of ATRA members tax saving go – out of state. What we have is an organization that effectively moves homeowner property taxes to out of state investors.
Any homeowner who thinks Prop 117 will reduce their taxes might want to reconsider. On the one hand you have ATRA and Yarbrough, with records of self interest and enrichment, saying it will help homeowners and on the other hand you have an internationally recognized independent organization saying the opposite is likely. So, take your pick and cast your vote.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
As the Maricopa County Attorney's Office nears going public with its charges against Tom Horne and his co-conspirators, behind the scene deals and plea deals are being cut.

Horne's troupe is striving mightily to hold onto roles in the yet unknown incoming Attorney General's cast. While doing his best to avoid the spotlight and for obvious reasons, not the least of which is his total lack of trial experience, Horne's criminal chief Andrew Pacheco is keeping his fingers crossed for McCain to have enough clout with the replacement AG to keep Pacheco in his spot. That would allow Pacheco and McCain to cling to their pipe dream of Pacheco running for AG in 2014.

Sadly for the hopeful Pacheco, Horne must still work out the terms of his guilty plea, which will undoubtedly require Horne to admit to and identify the people he utilized when orchestrating coordination with Kathleen Winn's independent expenditure committee. This is the campaign finance fraud case the FBI has presented to the County Attorney.

The soon to be publicized list of Horne's bad actors who played a part in the campaign money scheme will be no surprise to those who have been following Showtime's coverage of this scandal. While Mr. A. G. Hopeful, wants so, so badly to be part of Horne's resignation deal, so he could stick around until 2014, he can't have his treat and eat it too. This is a classic example of the kid spilling his candy in the lobby.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Maricopa County better not settle expensive lawsuits of cronies

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Maricopa County manager David Smith proposing to settle million dollar lawsuits of cronies

Greedy county officials should be forced to litigate their claims fully to reveal how worthless they are, instead of receiving million dollar settlements

Maricopa County manager David Smith, the hatchet man for the County Supervisors, is proposing that the county settle the million dollar lawsuits filed by the Supervisors' cronies against Maricopa County and its taxpayers for amounts of several hundred thousand dollars up to $15 million each. This is a bad, bad idea that will end up very costly to taxpayers. The greedy county bureacrats, who are suing the county over nothing more than "stress" from being prosecuted by Sheriff Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas, should be forced to plead their cases in a court of law, so taxpayers can see how sketchy their lawsuits are.

The Supervisors better do the right thing and not award their cronies million dollar settlements. Two of the lawsuits are from their fellow Supervisors Mary Rose Wilcox and Don Stapley! This is a blatant conflict of interest for them to award them huge amounts of money.

The Supervisors have already paid Judge Fields $100,000 of your taxpayer dollars for his lawsuit against the county. He received that money for his claims that he was stressed over Arpaio and Thomas attempting to prosecute him. That prosecution went nowhere since he was able to thwart it. None of his assertions of stress were ever heard and tried in a court of law, the county simply $100,000 at him in a settlement.

Next, Judge Baca received a $100,00 settlement for her stress over being sued by Arpaio and Thomas. Stephen Wetzel, the county director of IT, received an undisclosed settlement amount.

This is not right. These officials should be forced to go through the regular court system like the rest of us. They should not be awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars for "stress" based on their claims that they were wrongly prosecuted. We will never know if they were wrongly prosecuted, because they were able to successfully thwart Arpaio's and Thomas's attempts to prosecute them. It is despicable that they they are being awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars for successfully avoiding prosecution!!! David Smith claims that the county is saving money by settling the claims, but the claims are so groundless the county would end up not paying any money if they were fully litigated. He knows this but wants to guarantee his cronies are vindicated, which in turn vindicates his legal attacks against Arpaio and Thomas. This sets a bad, bad precedent for future bureaucrats down the road to sue over "stress" and receive millions of dollars too.

If the greedy bureaucrats are awarded these lavish amounts of money, taxpayers will consider a citizens' lawsuit against them. Tea Parties and organizations like the Goldwater Institute and Americans for Prosperity have grounds to sue them based on abuse of our tax dollars.

The Arizona Republic has coverage.

Contact the Supervisors who will be deciding whether or not to award these outrageous settlements and let them know that you disapprove of them awarding large settlements to the other two supervisors and their cronies. Tell them these speculative claims need to be heard in a court of law where they will inevitably be DISMISSED.

Supervisor Andrew Kunasek
(602) 506-7562

Supervisor Max Wilson
(602) 506-7642

Supervisor Fulton Brock
(602) 506-1776

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Quayle's Silver Lining Around IRC Cloud

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Quayle's Silver Lining Around IRC Cloud

The political operatives in the inaptly-named Independent Redistricting Commission may very well have maneuvered themselves into a dilemma of unintended consequences with their boundary shifting chicanery.

When gerrymandering the Congressional District lines, the five-member Commission made the mistake of drawing Congressman Ben Quayle into the new CD9. Faced with the choice of running a primary contest against the well financed, Tea Party supported incumbent David Schweickert in CD6 or opposing in the general election a Democrat and communist sympathizing Kirsten Synema, it's a no brainer. Arizona simply cannot afford (literally) to send an avowed Leftist to Washington and thus Ben Quayle will emerge a hero for defeating her.

Quayle is guaranteed a high-profile race with national media attention, a situation that makes most politicians salavate in anticipation. Because the Maricopa County Republican Party is dominated - yes, owned - by Tea Party conservatives, he is likely to win with very respectable numbers. His current incumbency - albeit in the old district - is a plus, as is his connection to campaign financial resources.

Word on the street is that the Republican National Committee wants Quayle and CD9 in the red column together next November. Is there any doubt that Quayle will be positioned well for his future national political ambitions with this victory in his back pocket and a Tea Party feather in his cap?

The only remaing question is whether Ben Quayle will announce in time to head off a primary challenge from other rumored formidable contenders.

Tick tock.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

State GOP Chair Tom Morrissey endorses Pearce for 1st Vice-Chair

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

On Saturday, January 28, Arizona State Republican Committeemen will elect their officers for the next two years. Those offices are First Vice-Chair, Second Vice-Chair, Third Vice-Chair, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Sergeant-At-Arms and Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms.

The Honorable Russell Pearce, author of the nationally emulated SB 1070, is running for First Vice Chair. Pearce has the strong endorsement of State Party Chairman, Tom Morrissey.

The position of First Vice Chair is vital to the party structure because that person is key to the successful administration of the chairman, facilitating a smooth, coordinated team effort. Pearce’s favorable contacts, earned over years, will enhance the chairman’s efforts in this vital election year.

Pearce and Morrissey have worked closely together in advocating the conservative agenda along with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Pearce’s challenger lacks comparable credentials on the national, as well as the local scene.

The choice is clear.

Check out Russell Pearce’s new radio show Ban Amnesty NOW, Tuesday nights from 7-8pm on KPNX 1100am. Beginning a week from tonight.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

SB 1070 rally at the State Capitol Monday

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Need a show of support for SB 1070

Sen. Gallardo will be holding a press conference to announce his bill to repeal SB 1070



Sen. Sylvia Allen and Arizona Border Security Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Border Security State Sovereignty will be responding to a public Press Conference being held this Monday, at the Arizona State Capitol approximately 12noon.

Sen. Allen will be responding to Sen. Gallardo (Friend of Randy Parazz)who is a publicly proclaimed advocate for Open Borders and severely opposesthe development of the Arizona State Guard to secure Arizona's Border, and provide protection to the citizens of Arizona who continue to fight off the assault of illegal's and drugs coming into Arizona.

Sen. Allen is requesting citizen support from fellow Arizonans who are willing to stand for a secure border. Arizonans willing to stand with Sen. Allen, Sen. Stevens, Sen. Griffin, Sen. Antenori, and Sen. Melvin.

Please show your public support for these elected officials who are willing to stand and fight the good fight to preserve the welfare of Arizona.

Come to the Arizona State Capitol this Monday by 11:30am. Come and bring your voices and your determination to preserve our Great Grand Canyon State

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Friday, January 20, 2012


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Friday, January 20, 2012

My enemy's friend is not my friend. Horne is harboring Andrew Pacheco on his payroll while Pacheco rehearses for his next audition for political office. So let's give him the spotlight.

Recall the earlier review by this journal that exposed Pacheco for hosting a fundraiser at his home in 2008 for Democrat candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, Tim Nelson. That gathering of Democrat elites in Pacheco's home says it all.

Pacheco is a disciple of John McCain, having pledged his allegiance to the Roman Senator in McCain's first failed Presidential bid back in 2000. Since then Pacheco has been vying for public office by propping himself up at various law firms and prosecutors' offices, mostly as a do nothing tag along under Rick Romley. Now Horne is about to give Pacheco a big stage to rehearse on.

It is widely known that Horne's Criminal Division Chief, James Keppel, is leaving soon. None too soon. Keppel was a Romley staffer who should have exited the stage when the voters yanked Romley with the bad actor hook. Instead, Horne picked Keppel up off the cutting room floor. Now Pacheco wants the starring role of Criminal Division Chief and Horne is dangerously close to handing him the script.

This production is going on with the unwitting approval of Horne's Chief Deputy Rick Bistrow. The affable Bistrow is Horne's long-time friend and law partner, but clueless in his current position. This makes Bistrow the perfect choice for former Democrat heads of the Attorney General's office, who still run the box office. Bistrow is a lefty and showing signs of having stars in his eyes after the mention of a possible federal judgeship under an Obama II administration.

While Keppel clears out his dressing room, Pacheco is already painting the set.

From all appearances, Horne is just weeks away from endorsing Pacheco for Attorney General in 2014 by foolishly promoting him, without giving it a second thought.

Or maybe, as it seems, not even giving it a first thought for a smart guy like Horne who did not carry Maricopa County in his last primary election.

If this turns out to be Horne's first B movie, the re-runs will ruin him.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Explosive new evidence AZ judge ruling is illegal

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Anthony Martin

Conservative Examiner

In a stunning development that could potentially send the nation into a Constitutional crisis, an astute attorney who is well-versed in Constitutional law states that the ruling against the state of Arizona by Judge Susan Bolton concerning its new immigration law is illegal.

The attorney in question submitted her assertionin a special article in the Canada Free Press. Her argument states in part, "Does anyone read the U.S. Constitution these days? American lawyers don't read it. Federal Judge Susan R. Bolton apparently has never read it. Same goes for our illustrious Attorney General Eric Holder. But this lawyer has read it and she is going to show you something in Our Constitution which is as plain as the nose on your face.

"Article III, Sec. 2, clause 2 says: "In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction."

In other words, the Judge in the Arizona case has absolutely no Constitutional jurisdiction over the matter upon which she ruled. As the Constitution makes abundantly clear, only the U.S. Supreme Court can issue rulings that involve a state. This means that neither Judge Bolton nor the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, to which the case is being appealed, have any legal standing whatsoever to rule on the issue.

Thus, U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder filed the federal government's lawsuit against the state of Arizona in a court that has no authority to hear the case. The attorney whose heads-up thinking concerning the Constitution provides the legal remedy for dealing with this blatant disregard for Constitutional law in the article at Canada Free Press, which can be accessed at the link above.

In a related development, another explosive discovery was made by those who actually take the Constitution seriously. The Constitution specifically allows an individual state to wage war against a neighboring country in the event of an invasion, should there be a dangerous delay or inaction on the part of the federal government. This information was cited by
United Patriots of America.

From Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, we find these words: "No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay." No one who is actually familiar with the crisis at the southern border can deny that Arizona is endangered by the relentless assault of lawless Mexican invaders who ignore our laws, inundate our schools and medical facilities with unpaid bills, and even endanger the very lives of citizens with criminal drug cartels that engage in kidnapping, murder, human trafficking, and other mayhem, including aiming missile and grenade launchers directly at U.S. border cities from just across the Mexican border. This is every bit as much of an invasion as the nation of Iran sending in a fleet of warships to the Port of Charleston.

The Constitution that forms the basis of the rule of law in this country says that Arizona has legal right to protect itself in the case of inaction or delay on the part of the federal government, including waging war in its self-defense. This, when coupled with the clear Constitutional mandate that only the Supreme Court hear cases involving the states, should be ample legal basis for attorneys representing Arizona to go after the federal government with a vengeance. Governor Jan Brewer and the stalwart members of the Arizona legislature have ample legal reason to stand firm against the illegal bullying of an arrogant, lawless federal government.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Barry Young is not our friend

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Boycott beginning of Barry Young Show advertisers

No longer a good fit for a conservative talk radio station

Tea Party haterAre you as fed up as we when you turn on right wing talk radio 550 KFYI every morning and hear Barry Young endlessly smear conservatives and Tea Party activists? Enough is enough! Time to boycott his advertisers and get him removed from the air. He pretends to be on the right but he is a fraud. Please read the following and start contacting the companies that advertise on his show and tell them you will not use their services until they remove their ads. Stop using their services NOW.


Barry seems to be unaware of who is devastating our Republic! There seems to no greater pleasure for him than to attack the Patriots who are fighting thankless battles in the trenches for us all. Maybe we need a "taller" host in this 7-10am time period, and a new sidekick with a more stable personality.

Barry is not one of us! He is constantly attacking people we care deeply about. We want him off the air. There are thousands of us!!! We will no longer support ANY of his advertisers. If a sponsor is named on his show - they are giving comfort to someone who is AGAINST US. We need to avoid doing business with THEM - until Barry is GONE. PERIOD. Contact the advertisers, ask for a "Marketing" executive, tell them "we will not use your service as long as you advertise on Barry's show." Other KFYI shows are OK. Suggest that they contact KFYI and have their advertising completely removed from the Barry Young show. (Especially, stop the endorsements.)

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stapley will use tax increase as litmus test to appoint legislators

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Stapley supports 18% tax increase
Threatens to appoint like minded legislators


Indicted Republican Supervisor Don Stapley

Yes you read that right. Liberal Republican and indicted County Supervisor Don Stapley will not appoint new legislators unless they SUPPORT a tax increase. This sounds more like a litmus test coming from a DEMOCRAT directed at a Democrat candidate, not a litmus test coming from a Republican for Republican candidates! The County Supervisors have the power to appoint replacement legislators. With the recent wave of legislators resigning to run for higher office, Stapley and other Supervisors will get to choose SEVERAL of our next legislators. Conservatives worked hard last year to ensure that the legislature became more conservative. Arizona was one of only two state legislatures (Tennessee was the other) to actually GAIN Republican seats, and in addition, the Arizona Republicans overall became more conservative.

Now, Supervisor Stapley wants to undo those changes and only appoint Republicans who favor a sales tax increase. This is a slap in the face to the Republican legislators resigning who stood firm against Governor Brewer’s tax increase, Sen. Gorman and Rep. Crump.

As reported in the Arizona Guardian on January 25, 2010:

Board Chairman Don Stapley, R-Mesa, said Monday he would use the tax increase as a litmus test. Stapley, who has served on the board for 16 years, says he supports the tax hike only because it keeps the Legislature from pushing off unfunded mandates onto the counties. “I do think this is the only way the state can get out of the structural deficit it’s currently in,” Stapley said of the tax hike. “We’re going to want to appoint individuals who understand the role of local government and don’t want to pass additional costs onto counties and municipalities.”

Sure enough, the Supervisors appointed a replacement for Gorman today who favors the tax increase, District 6 chairman Dave Braswell. From today’s Arizona Guardian,

In discussing the state’s current economic problems, he said he was supportive of Gov. Jan Brewer’s budget and financial proposals that call for further cuts to core government services as well as referring a temporary 1-cent (18%) sales tax increase to the ballot in May. “It’s a thoughtful proposal based on the fact that state revenues are down,” Braswell said. “We at the state legislature should only be working with what we have to work with.”

Fortunately, there is legislation underway that could be heard as soon as tomorrow in the legislature to transfer this appointment power from the Supervisors so that the Executive Guidance Committee of the respective county political parties gets to choose the three to send up. The next two seats to be filled are those recently resigned by Rep. Crump and Senator Waring. It’s long been known that Supervisors Stapley and Wilcox are corrupt. Now we find out Stapley wants to hijack the Republican Party with Democrat Party litmus tests for candidates. Let’s hope this legislation passes.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Who is Chris Salvino for Congress in CD-5?


Wanting to know a little bit more about the new candidate for Congress in CD-5 Chris Salvino, I typed in “Chris Salvino and Congress” into Google hoping to find his website. I didn’t make it that far. The third link on Google was a Federal Bankruptcy Court ( ) decision involving Salvino. Having nothing better to do, I decided to read it.

My first reaction was “Wow! This guy is running for Congress?” If you are interested in the CD-5 race I would suggest reading it, but I’ll summarize for those who don’t.

A thumbnail timeline on Salvino’s bankruptcy case:

  • Prior to decamping to Arizona circa 2005-06, Salvino and his Dr. partners were running a chain of bariatric surgical clinics (I.E. weight reduction surgery).
  • They take out a series of loans to finance expansion. One way Salvino (who was president and CEO of the company) secured the loans was through a personal guarantee.
  • Company defaults on loans and bank is not happy. Bank threatens to go to FBI alleging fraud unless they pay loan or refinance.
  • Salvino and partners find investors who ultimately bought company who prior to buying company want Salvino to sign contract promising to work for company. Salvino does.
  • Salvino then signs contract with a competitor.
  • Salvino then changes mind and decides to stay with company signing another contract promising to stay 5 years and promising to pay liquidated damages if he bolts.
  • Investors buy company. Very shortly thereafter Salvino breaches contract and bolts again going to AZ.
  • Investors are not happy and company goes down.
  • Salvino and wife file Chapter 7 ostensibly to escape paying liquidated damages for breaching contract.
  • Investors sue to try and get money from Salvino for breach of contract.
  • Judges decision says that Salvino intentionally misrepresented his own investors but discharges debt because actual damages weren’t proved.

So in sum, we have a candidate for Congress who was found by a federal bankruptcy court judge to have intentionally mislead his investors and breached his contract and now he wants to run for Congress. And it’s all out there for the Democrats and anyone else to see before his actual website. Not smart.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

JD or not JD? – That is the question

Clueless Grant Woods thinks he has the answer

(Reprinted from Common Sense)

For those of you who live in Rush Limbaugh’s Rio Linda, JD is former Congressman and current KFYI 550 AM conservative, radio talk-show host. Grant Woods is a washed up politician who formerly held the post of Arizona Attorney General.

You can always tell when a politician is beginning to panic. A leading indicator is a poll that shows them losing ground or trailing another candidate. Not too long ago, Senator John McCain was shown to be out of touch with Arizona and another poll showed him in a statistical dead heat with JD Hayworth, in a bid for the Senate in the 2010 election. This is rather remarkable in-as-much as Hayworth is not even in the race. In fact, his position does not differ dramatically from that of Charlie the mailman who serves the postal route in our neighborhood. Charlie also has not declared his candidacy for the Senate seat, and we doubt he will. However, JD might, and this is why McCain is showing signs of discomfort.

Many seasoned politicians keep a bag of dirty tricks in their closets, that they haul out when the season starts. In a cowardly attempt to ensure they maintain the aura of “Mr. Clean,” they get someone else to do the dirty work for them. Grant Woods is apparently eager to fill that role. He recently filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission in Washington, alleging that Mr. Hayworth and his employer, Clear Channel, the owner of KFYI, are violating federal law through in-kind contributions, in a bid to launch JD’s campaign for the US Senate.

It is the nature of talk shows that callers will phone in and suggest that the host ought to run for this office or that. Some of JD’s fans have talked to him about running for governor; others have suggested taking back his seat from Congressman Harry Mitchell, and of course, some believe that JD would make a fine US senator. John McCain has alienated a substantial portion of his natural base by drifting leftward, and no issue separates candidate McCain and non-candidate Hayworth more than illegal immigration. McCain is virtually an icon for immigration reform, (wink-wink) which is just another way of saying: Let’s keep the floodgates open so non-citizens

can destroy our country (McAmnesty). Hayworth has been very critical of McCain and others on this, and wants sealed borders along with strong measures to encourage illegals to pack up and move to their natural homes. This division makes McCain and Hayworth natural political rivals, and sets the stage for a potential battle.

Will JD declare himself a candidate? At this point nobody knows, including Hayworth himself. Political life is not a bed of roses. It exposes anyone who decides to swim in those murky waters to the seedy underside of human behavior. Anything goes, families become fair game, and even non-candidates who are suspected of posing a potential threat become targets. Frequently it is the American people who suffer the most, when the vanguards of special interests prevail. Maybe this time we will get lucky. Keep your fingers crossed and support the candidate who supports us, the little guys. One thing is sure. Whatever feud simmered between Grant Woods and John McCain for almost two decades has been put aside in their mutual political panic concerning the popularity of JD Hayworth with the Republican Base in Arizona.

That’s a small miracle at this special time of year-and in its own strange way, makes Hayworth a uniter, not a divider!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The sheriff vs the feds and illegals

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December 19, 2009

Obama administration sides with lawbreakers

Sheriff Joe fights back - you can help


My Dear Friends:

.I am outraged at the sham being played right now by the Obama administration to stop my lawful enforcement of our immigration laws. Please - I need your help today.

The United State Justice Department just advertised late last week that they established a Sheriff Joe Arpaio "Hotline" fo

r the sole purpose of soliciting people (so-called victims) to call and report so-called injustices and wrongdoings that my deputies are allegedly conducting. This is a blatant and transparent demonstration of the hollow shell of the Justice Department's non-existent case against me. Further, it clearly shows the level of outright fraud on their part to bring baseless allegations against the very deputies that THEY THEMSELVES trained to arrest illegal aliens.

Just last month, the Obama White House through the Justice Department and Homeland Security Department under Janet Napolitano, took away my authority to make street arrests and detain illegal immigrants and human smugglers. I have defied that outrageous and irresponsible federal policy that does nothing but tie the hands of Sheriffs and Police officers all across the country.

Since October when my Deputy Sheriffs had their federal authority pulled by the Obama White House, we have continued crime suppression operations in accordance with the Constitution of the United States and the Laws of the State of Arizona. My office, in this short month-and-a-half time, has arrested 54 felony smugglers and caused the deportation of over 1,400 illegal aliens. This brings to a total of illegal aliens captured and deported to almost 35,000 in the last two years. This represents almost one-third of the total arrests and deportations in the entire United States; and more than all of the other 64 local law enforcement agencies combined.

The Obama White House wants to put me out of business. Why?

The only reason they are doing this is to stop me from enforcing the laws of this state and our country. Why? Why would they try to prevent me from arresting those who are breaking the law? It all comes down to AMNESTY. They want to so badly weaken laws against illegal immigration that they can establish automatic citizenship for those who cross our borders illegally. It is appalling to think that the Obama administration wants to spend our tax dollars in placing these criminals in hospitals and hotels at our expense while they figure out a way to con the citizens of the United States that this is good for our economy. This is rubbish and insults the intelligence of hard working Americans.

If the liberal politicians and media want me to stop arresting illegal immigrants and human smugglers, then they need to change the law. For me to pick and choose which laws I want to enforce would not only be a dereliction of duty, it would lead to anarchy and chaos. I am saddened that so few politicians will join this fight and choose to ignore the laws and make empty excuses as to why we cannot secure our borders. That is why I need your help today.

The DOJ knows full well that by establishing a toll-free number, in English and in Spanish, that my political opponents, left-wing open borders activists and extremists can "stack the deck" and make any open-ended allegation they want to. The Department of Justice has already lied and openly violated the rights of my Deputies.

The allegations against me and my office are already absurd. You can just imagine what will happen now.

Never in my thirty years of working as a federal law enforcement official did we ever target a locally elected Sheriff the way this Obama Administration has. This is a fight that I cannot lose. This is the front line in the battle on illegal immigration. This is a fight that WE cannot lose.

The same people who have called me a racist; depicted me as a KKK member hanging a Hispanic man; burned me in effigy; beheaded me in effigy then paraded my severed head in a mob of cheering protesters; sued and picketed me will be calling that hotline on daily basis making more and more outrageous and false claims against me and my dedicated Deputies.

This action by the Justice Department is completely irresponsible, reckless and provocative. In fact, it's so far out there they may have gotten the idea from the Reverend Al Sharpton. (The Rev. Al Sharpton came to Phoenix earlier this year just so he could hold an Anti-Arpaio rally and label me a racist.)

Today, I make you a steadfast promise: No matter what political shenanigans these people try, I will never back down one inch. And, I'm not going to surrender.

But I desperately need your help.

These left-wing groups and their allies in the media need to know just how strong the support is among law-abiding people like you for me and my policies. They are mounting an all out effort to remove me as Sheriff. For months now, people have been bused in to protest in front of my headquarters. Will you please stand with me and help me fight this fight?

It's going to take a lot of resources to combat these false allegations - as well as the latest talk about a recall campaign against me. We anticipate the hardest campaign in Maricopa county history to remove me due to my unyielding stance on illegal immigration enforcement.

Your financial support today is so critical. Please log on to right now and make a much needed contribution. Any amount you can offer today is tremendously appreciated. I promise I will not let you down. Our country's future depends on what we do now.

I cannot thank you enough for joining me in this battle. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County

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