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Commander and Thief

As if the $800+ billion stimulus package was not enough to satisfy the fiscal crooks in the B.O. administration, now with Quantitative Easing they have taken shell game theft to new heights. The scheme is as simple as adding some zeros to the balance line of the checkbook. First the Treasury prints up stacks of valueless dollars (noticed all the new money in circulation?), then loans these dollars to the Federal Reserve Bank that uses them to purchase equally worthless U.S. bonds. Thus laundered the Treasury passes along the cash to government bureaucracies to, indirectly, ‘buy votes’ for the Obama administration through welfare, food stamps, unemployment benefits etc. Creating inflation quantitatively easing through all of our checkbooks.

Barrack Hussein Obama with the assistance of Timmy Giethner, Fanny and Freddy and the Fed have robbed millions of Americans of the American Dream, their homes, their future and their children's future. B.O. may have reduced the American Dream to just that, a dream, but it is still alive, despite all that he has done to destroy what is America. The American people are a tough, resilient lot and will refresh the dream with the 2012 election.

In the mean time we are audience to the infighting over the debt ceiling, but can there really be a debt ceiling if every time it is reached it is breached to soar anew? Harry Reid and his ilk whine and complain of impending financial Armageddon if the ceiling is not raised while the borrowing goes on apace at some four billion dollars per hour. Every liberal expenditure is a sacred cow when talk of a spending cut arises. Fiscally sound decisions will prevail only when the most imperative cuts come – the number of liberal politicians.

Randy Edwards | Cave Creek


Statement on two court rulings

“The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the matching funds provision of Arizona’s taxpayer-funded campaign finance system unconstitutional. This is a victory for Arizona and a victory for free speech. The Court rightly found that matching funds illegally discourages private candidates from raising and spending cash in elections.

The Court ruled that matching funds present a substantial burden to free speech rights.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote “the First Amendment embodies our choice as a nation that, when it comes to speech, the guiding principle is freedom – the unfettered exchange of ideas – not whatever the State may view as fair.”

It made no sense that as privately-funded candidates raised money for their campaigns, it triggered taxpayer subsidies for the opposing candidates. This was an experiment that failed, and now it has been ruled unconstitutional by the highest court in the land. Good riddance.

This ruling follows an Arizona Supreme Court ruling dealing with another big issue. The Court rejected the request of public interest attorneys to place an injunction on the AHCCCS enrollment freeze scheduled to take effect Friday. The justices understand that there is not sufficient funding to maintain one of the richest Medicaid programs in the country. Arizona has gone above and beyond what is federally required and can no longer foot the bill. These tough times have prompted tough decisions, and it is encouraging to see that reflected in the court’s decision.”

Senate President Russell Pearce | Arizona



We just heard an illegal immigrant crying about the Dream Act and how it's unfair that he has to follow our rules and how he should get a pass because he's gay, and what is an American Citizen anyway.

1. An American Citizen is a person who will fight kill and die for the United States of AMERICA

2. An American - does not - whine bitch and moan about what the task or objective is, rather … an American assesses the challenge, develops a plan for victory, and executes that plan until his objective is attained.

3. An American only wants a - fair chance - to compete and does not whine and cry about having to live up to expectations.

These Illegal Alien Invaders insult us severely. After we've been kind enough to allow them ample, unnecessarily excessive time to comply to our standards, they prefer to whine, bitch, and moan, and spit in the face of our tolerance … and attempt to smear our good name with false accusations of how - intolerant - we are.

My friend, not countryman … but illegal unwelcomed, over stayed guest, who was NOT invited in the first place … our only crime as a nation is we have been TOO KIND to you and those like you.

All this time you have KNOWN what you needed to do and you haven't seen it as important enough to do it. You spit in the face of our kindness and we see NO reason to acknowledge your insults. We realize there are hateful krackers and evil peckerwoods that feel the same way … but we don't change our views to show you how we protest their demeanor … rather this matter only illuminates how the both of us love the same country. And being as hateful as some krackers are, bottom line, and in the end … we are countrymen. And a lot of those krackers are our realtives :-) ...

So the message to you is: GET LEGAL Marriage is between a man and a woman.
Homosexuals make a contract.
What has Maxine Waters done?
Is the Fence finished
Bust the Banks
Clean Congress
Repel the invasion
Any questions?


M.E. Goodwin | Los Angeles, California


Liberals Are Smarter Than Conservatives,
Just Ask Them

If you are a conservative, Jon Stewart wants you to know you are a moron. Recently on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked the comedian-cum-political commentator who the most consistently misinformed media viewers are. "The most consistently misinformed?” Mr. Stewart said, “Fox, Fox viewers, consistently, every poll." This is a prevalent opinion on the left; they tend to think that those who don’t agree with them must not be bright enough to understand the complexities of the world, or willfully believe in things that are demonstrably untrue. But when the fact-checking website PolitiFact scored Mr. Stewart’s comments it turned out that he was the one who was misinformed. Their review “found three Pew studies that ranked Fox viewers low on the well-informed list, but other general-interest media outlets – such as network news shows, network morning shows and even the other cable news networks – often scored similarly low.

Meanwhile, viewers of particular Fox shows – such as The O’Reilly Factor and Sean Hannity’s show – scored consistently well, occasionally even outpacing Stewart’s own audience.” The notion that O’Reilly viewers are better informed than his own must simply be too much for Mr. Stewart to bear. No wonder he blotted it out of his mind. And it is worth remembering the April 2010 New York Times/CBS News poll that found that Tea Party supporters tended to be better educated and have higher incomes than most Americans. This is at odds with the stereotyped view portrayed on “The Daily Show” and other liberal-leaning outlets of conservative activists as angry, ignorant, redneck buffoons. But if it makes the left happy to live in their safe, self-affirming fantasy world then so be it. We don’t have to watch.

Jim Robbins | The Robbins Report


Political Suicide

As conservatives observe the brazen efforts by the left to unseat Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce (R-Dist.18), it becomes abundantly clear that this is but the latest chapter in the vicious smear campaign that was waged against him during his past election.

As far as the left is concerned, Sen. Pearce has one problem:

He's effective. The best way to undermine this conservative patriot and Constitutional scholar is by attempting to embarrass him with a costly recall. Make no mistake; the underlying issue is illegal immigration.

But facts are impossible to refute. The reality is that any Republican challenge mounted against Pearce would signal a swift end to future political aspirations for such a naive recruit. Ask Kevin Gibbons. If the name doesn't ring a bell, Gibbons, U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake's immigration lawyer brother-in-law, saw the result of that clearly when voters trounced him by a nearly 69 percent margin - as Pearce won 5,717 votes to Gibbons 2,587 votes in the 2008 GOP primary. Rack up another loss for belly-crawler Nathan Sproul.

Pearce has been the prime sponsor and author of some of the nation's strongest legislation in dealing with welfare and voter fraud perpetrated by foreign nationals in our state illegally. His efforts denied bail to illegal aliens who commit serious crimes, and punitive damages to illegal aliens attempting to sue American citizens.

Among other successes, Pearce authored the toughest employer sanctions law in the nation to stop employers from knowingly hiring illegal aliens by revoking their business licenses - a law recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Arizona's SB1070 (Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act). has been emulated around the nation.

Pearce knows the law. Prior to his legislative service, Pearce was a Justice of the Peace and Chief Deputy for Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Throughout his career, he has been an unrelenting supporter of Arizona's citizens.

The Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee recently gave Pearce a unanimous vote of confidence against this recall effort.

His level of support is best summed up by the statement Maricopa County GOP chairman, Rob Haney made after the resolution of support was passed: "It would be an imprudent decision for any pretender to mount a challenge to someone with the level of support and respect enjoyed by Senate President Russell Pearce," said Haney.

We agree.

Thomas Paine | American Post-Gazette
Distributed by COMMON SENSE, in Arizona


You've got Mail ... for now

In response to declining revenues, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed another round of post office closures, overlooking other potential cost savings. There is little doubt the Postal Service needs to restructure, but care must be taken not to leave rural communities without services crucial to businesses, news delivery, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.

We should maintain rural Americans’ ability to send and receive goods and connect with others by keeping service locations open and by increasing remote service options. The cost to serve rural communities can be reduced by keeping a full-service window open within another local business like a grocery store or bank, eliminating the cost of maintaining a separate office.

Moreover, the Postal Service can offer more remote service options than ordering stamps by mail. Equipping postal carriers to process packages and even make in-person stops at businesses would help preserve services in areas where brick-and-mortar offices cannot be maintained.

We should also increase public investment in rural broadband internet access. The digital revolution is the root cause of declining mail volume, but quality and affordable broadband service is still badly lacking in much of rural America. It is important to ensure rural people are not left without access to both the internet and postal services.

Innovative strategies such as these could make it possible for the Postal Service to adjust to a new reality of reduced revenues while maintaining quality service for rural people.

Brian Depew | Center for Rural Affairs


Community organizer and Democrats behind Senator Russell Pearce recall

The Arizona Republican Party stands firmly behind Senator Russell Pearce in opposition to the coordinated attack on legitimate Arizona voters by the Democrat Party in collusion with their Acorn and LaRaza like community organizers. Maricopa County election officials, verifying the recall effort’s signatures, found approximately half of the signatures collected in this scheme were not valid. In one case, the recall effort submitted three signatures from one woman under the same home address. County election officials later invalidated these signatures. However, the message is clear: the recall effort, which used paid canvassers to gather signatures, is no more than democrat activists attempting to circumvent November’s election results and has only resulted in diluting the voting rights of Arizonans.

Randy Parraz, the democrat leading the effort to recall Senator Pearce, began his career as a community organizer, just like President Obama. He was also a union organizer working as the Arizona State Director for the National AFL-CIO and as a political organizer for the Laborers’International Union of North America.

“The voice of the voters was heard loud and clear less than a year ago when Senator Pearce was elected with nearly 60 percent of the vote,” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey. “The attempt to recall Senator Pearce is an obvious political stunt the democrats are using to vilify a strong conservative advocate and distract voters from the real issues like border security. I am proud to add my support to the overwhelming majority of Arizonans who support Senator Pearce and the Rule of Law.”

Arizona GOP |


Rally Around The Flag

Once again, I am compelled to address the desecration of our flag by those who do not comprehend the meaning of the U.S. flag. Our flag is the symbol of freedom and democracy in this country, and around the world. It epitomizes what our military personnel defend and rally around. It is sacred and must not be desecrated.

Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989 ruled it is legal to desecrate the flag under the First Amendment of our Constitution’s right of free speech.

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider H. J. Res. 13 shortly, which prohibits the physical desecration of the flag. A parallel resolution, S.J. Res. 19, will go before the U.S. Senate in coming months. Two thirds majority votes in the House and Senate are required to put forward a constitutional amendment for ratification by the states.

Please contact your state representatives and senators and ask them to support these resolutions. Over 1,200,000 U.S. military personnel have died promoting freedom and democracy in the world, and our flag is the symbol that embodies their sacrifices.
We have to rally around the flag.

Donald A. Moskowitz | Londonderry, New Hampshire


Take back Washington from the Democrats!

The current state of our nation is no laughing matter. The economy continues to remain stalled and unemployment is nearing all time highs, yet President Obama is joking about his failed policies instead of leading our country.

President Obama’s lack of leadership regarding the economy is dangerous. Until Republicans regain control in Washington, our economic future is uncertain because the Democrats will continue to spend us into oblivion. Republicans must maintain the majority in the House and take back control of the U.S. Senate in the 2012 elections.

I am writing to you with an urgent request. My campaign for the U.S. Senate is 48 hours away from the end of the second quarter fundraising period, and I need your immediate support to reach our fundraising goals.

History will be made this summer. The debt ceiling has been reached, and our nation will go into default on August 2nd, unless the debt ceiling is raised. The liberals want to raise the debt ceiling without serious cuts or reforms. Let me be clear: I will not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless massive spending cuts, enforceable spending caps and real reforms to balance the budget are made.

As the House's "fiscal hawk," I've got a long record that includes no earmarks and top rankings among national conservative groups for my votes to cut spending. Now it’s time for me to bring my fight for fiscal sanity to the Senate.

Please show your commitment to my campaign by making a donation. If you’ve already made a contribution, I hope you will consider making another or signing up for a monthly donation.


Jeff Flake | Member of Congress


AZ Republic lays off staff

John/Randy, I'm sure you let go of productive people in the last round of layoffs. But, you missed/overlooked two of the biggest dead beats/slackers at the Rag, Eddie Martini and Stevie "cartoon boy" Benson; these two clowns do not add any value to your business and yet you fail to take corrective action. Their annual earnings would have let you keep half of the 25 productive people you let go.

P.S. I see today's paper had a picture of ex-gov Jano speaking out for illegal aliens (or what you libs call future votes for the dems). I will agree children that entered the US illegally, not knowing anything, should get special treatment. The people that brought them here should be fined and deported. Viva 1070!

Best regards,

Tom Zbytek | Scottsdale


Delta adopts Saudi 'no-Jew' fly policy

Having lived through WWII, having good friends, neighbors and business associates who are Jews, having met survivors of Hitler’s death camps, having joined with other people of good will in a pledge to “Never let it happen again” and having heard Islamists deny that the Holocaust ever happened, I am saddened to learn that a once-great American company like Delta Airlines has WILLINGLY entered into a business arrangement with Saudi Arabian Airlines in which Delta put itself in the position of having to enforce the Saudi’s hateful policies against American Jews. Delta’s defense that they must enforce the laws of Saudi Arabia fall on deaf ears because they entered into this agreement willingly just to make a few extra dollars. You may have a different reaction but please know that I will never again fly on Delta until they void this agreement and apologize for their mistake.

And to my Moslem-American friends, I ask that you also speak out against this hate. When American Moslems are silent on these things other Americans see that as support for the radical fundamentalists. Peace!

Jack C. McVickers | Scottsdale