Re: Russell Pearce

Mr. Pat Nevin, General Manager
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Dear Mr. Nevin,
Your 9 p.m. newscast on this date contained what could conservatively be described as a "hit piece." Your attack on Russell Pearce, which concluded absolutely nothing, put your station at the bottom of the local broadcast barrel along with KPNX and KPHO. Enlisting the opinion of the SPLC and "unnamed" state senate Republicans to concoct a negative shadow over President Pearce was a street thug tactic. And what credibility does your "star witness" have when he said Pearce changed his life and then calls him a "habitual liar"?

May I remind you the SPLC is a dangerous, radical organization on the level of the ACLU? Do you really need some TV viewer to tell you that? And must I remind you nine state senate Republicans killed five illegal immigration bills after receiving the Chamber of Commerce manifesto to stand down? NOW they are looking at digging themselves out of the political toilet because most of them will be removed for their actions in the next election. So now they are scape-goating Pearce to deflect backlash for their treasonous behavior and save their political asses.

Your entire staff knows that Russell Pearce and Joe Arpaio are and have been in the crosshairs of every pro-illegal immigration profiteer, psychotic liberal, Democrat, and Hispanic group in the book. All the more disdain for your attack composition, apparently co-conspired with these foes as the piece de resistance rolling toward the finish line of the Pearce recall effort. Exactly how did the conspirators buy KSAZ off to join the cartel? I'm sure they thought your high school-level mini-drama was the nail in the coffin, coming from a "conservative" television network and affiliate.

From this day forward I will consider KSAZ as a broadcast enemy and in the company of the aforementioned unprincipled and unscrupulous television stations. I will work to the extent I can to expose and enlighten others about your subversive ulterior-motivated enterprise disguised as "news." I'm afraid your little venture into the journalism septic tank is going to motivate others to turn off channel 10 and spread the word. They just won't take the time to tell you about it.

Greg Farley | Phoenix

I didn't care about "the birth certificate" issue!

I didn't care about the birth certificate issue ~ until now ... there are some issues here that make you wonder! Obama could have stopped all of this from the beginning if he did not seal all of these records away ... especially when it's a requirement you be a natural born citizen.

(Are you telling me that in a world in which an illegal immigrant can come up with more authentic-looking official documents than I possess, these knuckleheads couldn't even deliver a forged birth certificate that could pass muster for 24 hours?)

Here is a comment from a reader to George Ure at
"As you all know, Donald Trump made a big deal about Obama's birth certificate. As of yesterday, the White House released the birth certificate.

I will tell you right now that I had never given this "birther" issue any credit. I watched the hype and the crazies come out. I completely dismissed the entire ordeal altogether. In fact, it was not until the White House released the birth certificate that it had gained my attention.
I am the studious sort of guy, and I have plenty of time on my hands. So, I took a close look at this document. While I would have thought that this issue would have been closed for good (and, got the crazies to crawl back into their holes), I found two extremely strange inconsistencies that merit some attention.

First of all, the birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama's birth as August 4, 1961. It also lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father. No big deal, right? At the time of Obama's birth, it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama's father was born in "Kenya, East Africa." This wouldn't seem like anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after Obama's birth, and 27 years after his father's birth.

How could have Obama's father have been born in a country that did not yet exist? Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the "British East Africa Protectorate". But, this is not the only thing that I found that just does not jive.

The other item that I looked into was the hospital that Obama was born in. On the birth certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is "Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital."

This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called "KauiKeolani Children's Hospital" and "Kapi'olani Maternity Home," respectively. The name did not change to Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?

Go ahead, look it up. I am not talking crazy talk, these are the facts.

Like I said, I thought that this was a non-issue until the actual certificate was released. Now that it has been released, of course I had to look into it. I have found these issues, now I know that something is up. If you doubt me, just look at the following resources:
Sure as hell, the hospital part is true, as you can read about the 1978 merger here:

Post-colonial history (from Wikipedia)
The first direct elections for Africans to the Legislative Council took place in 1957. Despite British hopes of handing power to "moderate" African Rivals, it was the Kenya African National Union (KANU) of Jomo Kenyatta that formed a government shortly before Kenya became independent on 12 December 1963, on the same day forming the first Constitution of Kenya.

Carole Joyce | Phoenix


Joy Behar’s wisdom

Joy Behar of "The View," coined a marvelous zinger against Arnold Schwartzenegger, who became a full-fledged male Kennedy by impregnating a household staff member. She called him "The Sperminator." Not bad – not bad at all!

J-P. A. Maldonado | Phoenix



I loved your editorial of Russell Pearce. He is a true Patriot.
Now we need to get rid of these RINOs that have kept us from passing much needed immigration reform.


Denny Thompson | Carefree


Debt ceiling

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

Senator Barack H. Obama | March 2006


Lieutenant Stauffer Vs Sheriff Arpaio

Does anyone in the upper management of the City of Scottsdale have a moral compass? Does anyone have a sense of right or wrong? Where have common ethics gone? Scottsdale Police Department District 2 Watch Commander Mike Stauffer may be the most conflicted officer in Arizona Law enforcement today. His watch is over Scottsdale's notorious Entertainment District, a money machine supporting and enabling every vice imaginable at the expense of the neighborhood.

Citizens and business owners in Scottsdale are going crazy with lack of law enforcement in the area. Lieutenant Stauffer commands officers in the bar district. Some of these officers work for the bars off-duty, and are sworn to serve and protect the people who actually live and work there. Recently, the perception that police are protecting the offending bars while outright harassing the complaining residents and business owners is spilling out even into Scottsdale City Council meetings, community meetings and formal complaints with the Scottsdale Police Department. I know from personal experience.

A police officer is a police officer twenty-four hours a day. Lieutenant Stauffer say's he only campaigns while not in uniform (he probably still carries his badge and gun in Scottsdale while not on the clock and could respond to law enforcement issues). Let me introduce you to the tooth fairy. There is probably no geographical area in Maricopa County more fertile with potential campaign contributions than Scottsdale's Entertainment District. Does this wannabe sheriff have any problem with the ethical questions raised here? An even bigger question: Why does the Scottsdale Police Chief, and the City Manger tolerate such a blatant conflict of interest? While holding a paid position in one agency, Lieutenant Stauffer is clearly capitalizing on the leverage he gets while working for another agency, both on and off the clock. Perhaps if you received your ethics training from the New York City Police Department you may not think this is a problem.

Problem is, Mr. Stauffer is "out west" now, where law enforcement officers are expected to ride tall in the saddle and shoot straight.

Bill Crawford | Scottsdale


Winston Churchill 1899 on Islam

The following is a short speech from Winston Churchill, delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many but expressed in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master.

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."

Sir Winston Churchill
“The River War,” First Edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50. London.


The Tea Party becomes the new Lion Party

In the political arena, symbols are very important. Our political parties have their Animal Totems, Republicans, the Elephant. Democrats, the Ass.

The Elephant is a noble critter with big ears, a large brain. It moves though the forest and scrub area providing food for itself and its family. It hauls logs and does other useful work. Republicans who enter Washington, D.C. often lose the big ears and brains of their Totem and degenerate into Rhinos. A Rhino, due to its extremely poor vision, rushes through the forest causing all sorts of damage. Unlike the Elephant, Rhinos do no useful work.

Democrats who go to Washington as Asses also undergo certain changes. In their desire to mate with just about anything some of them try to up their status by coupling with the noble Horse. They become Mules. In a sort of reverse Darwinism others descend to become Rodents. There is a certain logic in this. Elephants are said to fear nothing but the mouse. The problem here is that the only Product the mouse produces will, if you ingest its fumes, give you the Hanta Virus and kill you.

The Elephant could easily dispatch the mouse by stepping on it, but for some reason, it does not do so very often. It could be that so many Elephants have been transformed into Rhinos that they fail to see the insignificant size of the mice.

Sometimes the Parties change themselves to resemble the other parties’ Totems. The Democrats have selected their largest Ass to be their leader. But they have given him bigger ears so as to have him resemble an Elephant. And they have given the Ass the black and white stripes of the Zebra in order to somewhat hide who he really is.

The main purpose of the Zebra is to provide food for the Lion. So far no political party has emerged with the Lion as its Totem. The closest approximation to a Lion party could be the Tea Party movement. My suggestion is would be that the Tea Party change its name to the Lion Party.

Mickey Gibson | Carefree


May 11 issue of Sonoran News

First, I’d like to echo Jim McAllister’s (May 11, 2011) comments on the welfare system and a very good editorial by you on our taxes.

Secondly, my compliments on your decision to eliminate the column by those who like to snipe at others but lack the intestinal fortitude to identify themselves. Let’s not reward gutlessness.

I’m afraid you may have left many of us illiterates on the side of the road with your reference to “another Cairo here” to head up Jack Grenard’s letter on government reform. I haven’t the slightest idea of that to which you refer.

While I sympathize Mr. Grenard’s concept of reform via term limits, it is clear he has some facts wrong and is patently unfair in other aspects. Let me challenge a few of his proposals:
2. No Tenure/No Pension. I’m not sure what the Tenure refers to, but it seems patently unfair to ask a citizen to work for us for almost one quarter of his/her working lifetime (approx. 45 years) and deny them the opportunity to participate in our Civil Service Retirement System. The system currently requires at least 5 years of service just to vest in future benefits. What they'll earn is not a huge windfall.

Mr. Grenard seems to infer that Congress needs to participate in Social Security. They have been participants in OASDI since 1984! As stated prior, there no money in a separate “Congressional retirement fund.” Such funds, including personal Congressional contributions are co-mingled with all other civil servant retirement funds.

He suggests that Congress can “purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.” (I rather doubt Mr. Grenard has a substantial knowledge of how Americans fund their retirement, but he’s off in left field on this one.) Most Americans retire by virtue of employer-employee funded pension plans, Federal/ State/Municipal plans, union-negotiated programs and IRA-401(k) plans which are, in many cases, employer-participated programs.
Congress and staff are offered participation in Federal Health Insurance programs, just like those offered to all Federal workers. They don’t have a separate plan.

Mr. Grenard has an axe to grind with Congress. That’s OK, but he needs to bone up on facts and toss the clearly warped, ill-advised idealogical ranting. Here’s a start:


Lawrence J. Rupp FSA (ret) | Cave Creek


The Apprentice

It is almost inconceivable that just a few short years ago Ronald Wilson Reagan described America as "A Shining City on a Hill" speaking often of American exceptionalism, then demonstrated it through his actions on the world stage. Our current chief executive apologizes incessantly for every good deed and/or perceived infraction America has committed, degrading our culture and our way of life.

Reagan looked to our founding documents for guidance and political tutelage, quoted, then took his lead from the Founding Fathers. Barrak Huesan Obama, mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and influenced by the writings of Saul Alinsky, embraces a polar opposite view of America and her place in the world; one nation among many.

President Reagan won re-election in an electoral landslide. Obama is gearing up for the 2012 election crowing about and taking credit for the destruction of terrorist Bin Ladin (among other feats of bravery and genius), but whose involvement was little more than a politically expedient nod of approval. The President vows to amass a campaign war chest of a billion dollars to buy, excuse me, win a second term. Four years with this amateur Marxist is enough.

It is up to we, the electorate, to show B.O. into the political boardroom, our polling place, point an accusing finger at him and repeat that iconic admonishment – you're fired!

Randy Edwards | Cave Creek


Loose Talk Aids Enemy

As a former naval officer who served a tour of duty as an intelligence officer, I am astonished at the covert information released to the media by the U.S. government. The operation against Bin Laden is an example of this problem.

The media reported details of the military operation, including the designation of the units assigned to the task. They received access to information on a dog involved in the operation, the name of the dog trainer and the location of the training base. When President Obama visited the troops to congratulate them the names and faces of many individuals were plainly visible on TV.

The media reported we captured Bin Laden’s computers, CDs, and telephone numbers with information on numerous al-Qaida terrorists and future plans of the terrorist group. It even received some access to Bin Laden tapes.

One story reported the activities of the U.S. intelligence agencies and how they found Bin Laden. They even reported on a CIA operation inside Pakistan.

And why didn’t we keep the death of Bin Laden a secret while we mined the information we gathered and sought out al-Qaida terrorists?

Our loose talk and openness continues to aid the enemy.

Donald A. Moskowitz | Londonderry, New Hampshire