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Open letter to Pelosi and her Ram-n-jam Gangbangers

I am a protester. An old one. Over 31,500 days on this planet. The kind of protester you will never understand.

Seventy years ago, his majesty king Roosevelt promised my mother her son would never serve on foreign soil. What a lie, for a few months later I was wading in ankle deep blood and body parts.

As a young and passionately patriotic American, I feared that my countrymen would become victims of the Japanese unit 731 (as in the rape of Nanking) or shoved into Hitler’s gas ovens.

How dare you call me a Nazi and a brown shirt.

This teenager was taught to kill Nazis and Japanese, which I did – kill a few.

And now madam twit, in view of your total disregard for the reason I had to kill these young men and the trauma of having to live with these memories, I would not trade one drop of blood or one tear of the grieving mother whose son I killed to save you and your ram-n-jam Democrats.

Since you offer no apology for the words of contempt for me and many like me, I feel justified referring to you as the bitch of buchenwald.

Take a look at Harry Reid. If you cannot see the resurrection of Boss Tweek and his corrupt and bankrupt Tammany Hall gang, you should have your party’s logo – a jackass – tattooed on your forehead.

Ah, yes. Harry Reid. A very good example of Tammany Hall politics. The Democrat party has become so bankrupt it has become a corpse and the only thing that can be done is bury it. Perhaps then, from the ashes, there will be enough nutrients to grow a new party. A party that all Americans can be proud of. One in the class of Zell Miller’s character and integrity.

Ralph Cope | Cave Creek



As always, I love your online paper. It's awesome. But just wanted to provide some feedback ... I really do not like the new format of the classified section. I preferred the old format as it was quicker to scroll through the entire classifieds at one time. Now it takes too long to go into each section and I probably won't take the time to do that. Too many clicks ... Thanks.

Peter Krisch | Cave Creek



Thirty five states file lawsuit against the Federal Government

Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) states to convene a Constitutional Convention.

This is an idea that we should address.

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States."

C. O. Jones | Phoenix


ObamaCare = Abomination!

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said Congress had to pass Obama's health care reform bill so we could find out what's in it? Well, we are starting to find out, and it is truly an abomination.

Remember when Barack Obama repeatedly promised that no one's current coverage would have to change when Congress approved the health care overhaul he demanded? Big 0: "If you like your current plan, you can keep your current plan." Wrong! The changes in the law to supposedly generate billions of dollars to pay for the bill are driving companies to dump their health care programs.

Congratulations, employees and retirees! Thanks to ObamaCare you're getting dumped from your company health plans.

Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. recently announced it will no longer offer its health-insurance plans to retirees beginning in 2013, a move being spurred by the added costs of meeting ObamaCare regulations. Now 23,000 retirees, plus 20,000 or so spouses, will be forced to buy their supplemental health insurance in the open market. The company will pay the retirees an "unspecified health reimbursement" in place of their access to the company-sponsored health plan.

Gee, the election is just a few weeks away, and retirees tend to vote in large numbers. You don't think they'll remember this in the ballot booth, do you?

Is this the tip of the iceberg? All major companies are now reassessing their health care offerings to measure the added costs of ObamaCare. And get this: In the last few weeks, dozens of firms, including McDonald's and Jack-In-The-Box, have already received waivers for 2011 to opt out of ObamaCare, because it would be too costly for them to comply. How many more waivers will we see?

Acknowledged tax-dodger Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services, has been granting waivers right and left, so the companies didn’t discontinue their employee health plans right before the November elections. Here is a consultant's quote: "The big political issue here is the president promised no one would lose their coverage. …. these companies represent millions of voters." The biggest waiver granted by Sebelius so far was to the United Federation of Teachers Union in New York, with 350,000 people allowed to opt out of Obamacare. That's a lot of angry voters, if Sebelius hadn't given the waiver to this big union.

Hey, where's my waiver? Oh, it's only for "special" people, not the little guy like you and me.

But ... But ... But Obama promised people could keep their existing insurance coverage. He didn't say that ObamaCare would force companies to evaluate the new expense, and then make rational decisions about what is in the company's best interests: cut it or keep it. Anyone with a basic knowledge of business and economics would know this, which leaves out the entire Obama administration and the congressional Democrats.

Congratulations, small entrepreneurs! ObamaCare is designed to stifle your growth.

One of the provisions that has surfaced in the ObamaCare bill is the requirement that all firms with 50 or more employees must enroll them in ObamaCare or pay huge penalties.
When small entrepreneurs approach the 50 employee magic number in their growing company, they will do everything they can to avoid hiring more people, which would incur the huge costs of ObamaCare. Big O's crack team of financial wizards and tax dodgers weren't quite bright enough to foresee these unintended consequences.
Something for Everybody!

The total number of surprises in ObamaCare are still unknown, but here are just a few:

• A 10 percent tax on tanning salons.

• Your W-2 must spell out the costs of your employer's health care benefits. (No tax consequences, just another paperwork cost burden on your employer).

• No more coverage of aspirin, vitamins, etc. in your flexible health spending accounts unless prescribed by a doctor.

• In 2012, the IRS requires a report of all sales of gold in excess of $600. They are apparently afraid that people are starting to acquire gold in large quantities. What the heck is this doing in the ObamaCare bill?

• In 2012, the IRS requires all businesses to report all payments in excess of $600 for services or merchandise on a form 1099. For the first time, this means each company must send 1099s to other companies they buy from. It will cost companies billions of dollars to comply. Here's a horrible example: You have a sales force of 100 reps that stay in hotels all over the country, a purchased service. Your accountants must compile all these expenses for the year, sort them out by hotel, and then send dozens of 1099s to La Quinta, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hilton, et al; reporting the dollars you purchased from them during the year.
Ditto for all restaurants used by your reps. It is an accounting nightmare, and another huge drag on the economy. What the heck is this doing in the ObamaCare bill?

Rest assured there are many more surprises in ObamaCare, and we all will get our share in the months to come if we do nothing.

Take Action!

In December, start contacting your new congressmen, insisting they vote to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety. Some of the middle-of-the-roaders are already saying: "Let's just repeal the really bad parts of ObamaCare to fix it." That is NOT a solution.

Stay tuned to for more information on Obama-Nation. And never forget:

Obama lied, your insurance coverage died.

WeThePeopleAZ | Taking Our country Back


Bill Maher

So exactly who and what is Bill Maher? One night several years ago I was channel surfing and happened upon his television show. Being interested in politics I decided to listen to what Bill had to say.  While I can't remember the exact topic, as a conservative it wasn't (to coin a phrase) my cup of tea. So, I moved on to another program.  I never really paid much attention to Maher after that, until recently.  It appears he is everywhere, describing the Tea Party Movement and its supporters as racist and the American public in general as being just plain stupid. During the week I try to listen to Mike Broomhead on KFYI. I find his show both interesting and informative. The other day Mike was describing some of the comments coming out of Maher's mouth as being hateful and indicative of left wing liberals.
Just to clarify, Maher is nothing but a comedian.

When I was younger my father thought Don Rickles was hilarious. Don would come on the tube and insult everyone in sight. Didn't matter who you were, chances are you were going to get labeled as a "hockey puck." While you knew the insults were going to be coming from every direction they were never vicious or hurtful.  After all, one look at Rickles and you wanted to laugh.

Maher is today's Don Rickles without the sense of humor, class, or comedic timing. Maher doesn't tell jokes; he has found that simply insulting the American public in conversation is enough to keep his wallet fat. Many label him a spokesperson for the Liberal Left. I find he is nothing more than the poster boy for shock and awe.

Be you liberal or conservative please remember Bill is just a comedian. You can catch his show at Caesar's Palace in Atlantic City on Nov. 20 for about $300. If you want to save some money while you are being insulted you can catch him at the Omaha Music hall for just $149. Only in America!

Scott Haberman | Cave Creek


Jaguar receives Green Card

On Oct. 13, 2010 the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol gave the Department of Interior $6.8 million as part of a series of efforts to mitigate the impacts of Border Patrols Actions.  The projects include the survey and monitoring of the jaguars, fish barriers in the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, and funding to restore the habitat for the Long-Nose Bat. 

It was a little over six months ago we lost fellow rancher Robert Krentz to a tragic murder by a suspected illegal alien. Six months later ranchers and residents south of Interstate 10 and 8 continue to live in a lawless region controlled by drug cartels. These drug cartels continue to disrupt everyday life for rural residents along southern Arizona’s border. Yet ranchers are not receiving funds to restore their habitat nor is the Administration working to Restore Our Border. 

CBP will fund DOI up to $50 million over the next few years for mitigation. David Aguilar, CBP Deputy Commissioner, says, “CBP is committed to protecting our country’s natural resources and wildlife while performing our security mission.” CBP should be committed to protecting the citizens of Arizona from criminals entering this country not protecting our natural resources. 

“We have lost human life to the chaos that ensues on our southern border, we need the Federal Government to focus on protecting the people first!” says Cattle Growers’ President Steve Brophy. “That $50 million could go a long ways to improving the conditions in southern Arizona and accomplishing CBP’s real mission to protect the people of this country.”

We have a serious situation on our southern border and ranchers continue to see the degradation of their environment and traffic from drug cartels. The Administration must focus on protecting the citizens of this country. 

To see the full Press Release for the Department of Interior visit:

We must take action to Restore Our Border for the safety and livelihood of the people.

Arizona Cattlemen’s Association


In 1936 depression USA tried to payoff its national debt

In 1936 depression USA tried to payoff its national debt, but the FED stopped it (

The monetary policy of the United States is the domain of the Federal Reserve Bank and not the government. This process is in direct contradiction of the U.S. Constitution that reposes the responsibility of the monetary system with the Congress of the United States.

On April 27, 1936, hearings were held by the House Committee on Banking and Currency. The preamble of the bill - HR 9216 of the Seventy-fourth Congress, states, "The committee had under consideration the bill (HR 92163 to restore to Congress its constitutional power to issue money and regulate the value thereof; to provide monetary income to the people of the United States at a fixed and equitable purchasing power of the dollar, ample at all times to enable the people to buy wanted goods and services at full capacity of the industries and commercial facilities of the United States; to abolish the practice of creating bank deposits by private groups upon fractional reserves, and for other purposes."

The Congress also attempted to issue non-interest bearing Treasury Notes.

A Federal Credit Commission linked to the Secretary of the Treasury was the goal of Congress. The concern was that banks were issuing loans without the backing of real deposits and that it was controlling money based on the price it attracted on international money markets or by the amount of interest they could charge. The Congress wanted to withdraw from the banks the right to issue credit on fractional reserves, and leave the banks the right to issue credit on account of actual deposits, which means that permanent money will be loaned not bank manufactured money.

The bill would have eliminated the private manufacture of money - a direct contravention of the mandate of the Constitution, which places the right to coin money in the hands of Congress.

The bill would have allowed the nation to pay off its national debt and stay out of debt. In one year's time, with this bill, the national debt could have been paid, and without any tax increases, plus it would have allowed for full employment. You could have guessed that this bill never became law in 1936 - the banking interest was too powerful.



Tony Newbill | Wickenburg


USA last country to honor Anchor Babies in the world

No site I could find contradicts the following: Here are all the developed nations of the world that offer birthright citizenship to the babies of tourists and illegal aliens:

United States

That's right, every other modern developed nation in the world has gotten rid of birthright citizenship policies. Some modern countries that recently ended their birthright citizenship policy!!

Canada was the last non-U.S. holdout. Illegal aliens stopped getting citizenship for their babies in 2009.
New Zealand repealed in 2006
Ireland repealed in 2005
France repealed in 1993
India repealed in 1987
United Kingdom repealed in 1983
Portugal repealed in 1981

The United States is the laughing stock of the modern world. Only the U.S. values its citizenship so lowly as to distribute it promiscuously to the off-spring of foreign citizens visiting Disney World on tourist visas and to foreign citizens who have violated their promises on their visitor, work and student visas to stay illegally in the country, as well as to those who sneak across our borders.

Mike Vanhooser  |  E-mail


Romina Khananisho - "My Turn," Oct. 4, 2010, The Arizona Republic

Romina Khananisho is suddenly surprised that the thousands of grass roots Tea Party groups are influencing the Republican Party. Where has this "government-relations specialist" (lobbyist) been the past two years? Apparently hob-nobbing in the little circle of the ruling elite of both parties, who have pooh-poohed the Tea Party movement ever since it began.  

Ms. Khananisho states the new candidates have no plans once they are in office.  How out of touch can you be?  If she had attended even one tea party in the last two years, she would know the principles they are working for are those basic to our individual freedom and liberty.  She glosses over the huge growth in government during the Bush years, which set the stage for the explosive growth in government during the first two Obama years, which finally gave rise to the push-back of the Tea Parties.  Hard-working, productive Americans are fed up with government intrusion in their lives.

Typical of many of the Republican elite, she suggests the old guard has a right to all things political, and outsiders should just fall in line.  And she is now snidely attacking conservative Republican candidates who aren't part of her old club, as too inexperienced.  In contrast to the political elite, many of these new players have actually held real jobs and contributed to our society for many years before turning to politics.  They are not past community organizers or lobbyists, who rely on the largesse of big government.

The entrenched elite of both parties have shown little appetite for reform, as they continue to focus on two things; more government power and their re-election.  After this election, the remaining old guard will continue to wish for the Tea Party to just go away.  Ain't gonna happen, Ms. Khananisho.  It's time to embrace the new wave.

David J. Kolander, International Conservative Authors Network | Scottsdale


Linda Bentley’s "Disenfranchising Americans"

(Vol. 16, No 43, Oct 27, 2010)

Vox populi, vox Dei is Latin for 'The voice of the people is God's voice,’ a maxim conveniently disregarded by the MarxAmerican Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. We Zonies overwhelmingly voted for Proposition 200, making it compulsory to show proof of citizenship in order to register to vote, but leftist judges feel they have to make law, not interpret it. This is just one more instance of kowtowing to the horde of Mexican invaders now polluting our society, sucking it dry of public assistance funds - OUR tax money.

We are getting closer to civil war in this People's Republic. I feel that Obama may create such chaos that he will find it necessary to suspend the 2012 national election. What follows will make the 1956 Hungarian Revolution* look like a church bake sale.

Stand by to repel all boarders, patriots!

GySgt Locke N. Lode, USMC (ret)

*Magyar patriots Imre Nagy and General Pal Maleter were hanged by Soviet invaders after the revolt against puppet dictator Janos Kadar failed. Eventually, Hungary achieved freedom after much blood loss.


Number one public health problem

The withdrawal of the diet drug Meridia marks the latest setback in a long and frustrating quest for a pharmaceutical solution to our national obesity epidemic. Despite millions of dollars spent by drug companies, none of the handful of diet drugs on the market is considered very effective.

This is most unfortunate, for obesity has become the number one public health problem for our community and our nation, affecting one-third of our population. It's a precursor to heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses that account for more than a million premature deaths each year.

Leading causes of obesity are consumption of fat-laden meat and dairy products and inadequate exercise. This is particularly critical during childhood years, when lifestyle habits become lifelong addictions. The failure of the drug industry to come up with a dietary silver bullet places added emphasis on the diet/exercise solution.

The time has come to replace meat and dairy products in our diet with wholesome grains, vegetables, and fruits and to undertake a regular exercise program. Parents should insist that their schools introduce wholesome school lunch choices and should set a good example at their own dinner table.


Carl Devlin | Cave Creek