letters 11-7-12

"Allah in the classroom"

Dear Mr Sorchych,

Thank you for taking a stand and printing the story "Allah in the classroom!" We appreciate your informative article by Linda Bentley and your willingness to print it on the front page. Our country is being trounced upon by the liberal media and the movement controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood. Our American religious freedoms are seriously at risk.

Your article will help inform those who do not have school age children that the Muslim movement is very strong in our communities. I am thankful for and applaud the parent who took a stand and spoke with her school principal. It is tragic that it was received with deaf ears.

Gwendy Kem


Concerned citizens

New reports indicate the Obama Administration denied three urgent requests for help as terrorists attacked our Ambassador and other Americans in Libya.

These disturbing reports state that CIA operatives on the ground were told to "stand down" and not assist our Ambassador during the terrorist attack.

Four Americans died from these terrorist attacks, and help was denied. Yet, the Obama Administration still plans to send billions of dollars to radical terrorist-led regimes. Why was help denied while more of our tax dollars are being given?

Visit www.ACLJ.org to sign a petition to stop sending our tax dollars to these terrorist-led regimes.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

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After receiving a full color four-page “2012 Annual Report” of the Cave Creek School District in the mail last week, I wondered how much money it took to print this in today’s troubled economy. I also wondered how many trees were destroyed in order to send this nonsense which was going to be tossed by every recipient. Isn’t it funny how this district begs for bond issues and budget overrides every year while wasting money on these flyers. What’s worse? As a resident in this area, I get them for the Deer Valley School District, a district that doesn’t even serve the majority of my zip code and their flyers are even more extravagant! If we are witnessing inefficiency and waste like this, just imagine how much other money could be saved in other areas of all school districts.

Brad Burdick


How he did it

Obama lied to us repeatedly ... Libya, Solyndra, unemployment reports, economic data, debate lies, the fact HE is the prime reason why people have lost their homes, their equity, their jobs, their families.

Sure Bush's wars were part of it. But Obama is the one who took millions from the big banks to block McCain’s bill S.190 that would have prevented this massive financial crisis that McCain predicted and Obama likes to blame on Bush.

Obama was too self-absorbed to take President Clinton's advice, the man who gave us the Greatest Economic Recovery in History.

Obama was too big of an ass to get along with Congress and get anything done. He has failed in just about everything he was supposed to do.

He spends too much time entertaining rappers, pimps and the Muslim Brotherhood in our White House. He wastes millions on his extravagances and foolishness, like $5000 a plate to feed Beyonce and Whoopi Goldberg!!!

Back to how he did it. Following is a link that will explain how he changed his identity with the help of an ex-CIA man who was able to breach the State Dept files and more.

There were security breaches at the State Dept. to delete, alter, or build Obama's records.

Some files were completely obliterated like his passport, birth certificate, school records, mother's passport, marriage & divorce records, school yearbooks, and INS records.
Some were built, like a Selective Service file and a new passport.

Most of this illegal activity was done with the help of John Brennan, an ex-CIA man who knew how to breach State Dept. files. He still works for Obama.

Oh, there's also a murdered informant.


Mike Santiago


Attempt to save face

In an attempt to save face after their loss in Superior Court in 2011, CCUSD appealed the $13 million bond money case to Arizona Court of Appeals. Unlike the Arizona Supreme Court, the Appeals Court must accept appeals and doesn’t have the option of not hearing an appeal. Superior Court Judge Willett ruled against CCUSD on two critical points.

She held that 2010 Ariz. Sess. Laws 332 § 34 (“Section 34”) was unconstitutional because it “essentially abrogates the voters’ rights existing at the time of their bond vote, and by so doing, strikes a blow to the election process.”

She also ruled that narrowly-worded Section 34 constitutes a special law that violates the Arizona Constitution. Section 34 provides that when “nine years or more” have passed since a bond election a school board may spend bond money as it sees fit “provided the school district’s governing board votes to authorize the proposed use of the bond proceeds prior to June 30, 2013.”

As attorney Kimberly Demarchi nervously tried to fill her allotted 20 minutes of oral argument time with legal theories in an attempt to defend CCUSD, an elephant kept prancing about the courtroom. Eventually the elephant couldn’t be ignored.

Why didn’t CCUSD simply ask voters to amend their 2000 bond issue approval to include CCUSD’s new laundry list of projects? The cost of putting the question on the November ballot and mailing a publicity pamphlet would be modest. CCUSD would learn if they could proceed well before the expected four to six months wait for an Appeals Court decision next year.

The obvious answer is CCUSD recognizes it has a very limited political constituency and wants to spend taxpayer funds without public approval. I’m sure voters will remember this latest CCUSD farce the next time the district asks for money.

Jim Peirce


A little help

Lived in a few towns and have read a few newspapers in my time - Sonoran News is flat out my choice for conservative (and other) information. Fortunate to live in Cave Creek and double fortunate to be able to read your take on the issues. I'll keep readin'! I'll be sendin' along a little help.

Denny Dickover
Cave Creek


Educated, informed voting

What concerns me most regarding the campaigning and marketing onslaughts we’ve endured during this race to the White House, is that commercials work. If they didn’t we wouldn’t be inundated endlessly by soda, drugs, beer, injury lawyers, autos, insurance companies, etc- on T.V., in magazines, billboards and on the Internet. Thirty and sixty second sound bytes orchestrated (masterfully) to persuade you to buy a product or service aimed NOT at your intellect but instead directly at your emotions, are the major source of information and decision making for most Americans who are far too exhausted from working and raising a family to do any in-depth research to check the validity of the often outrageously disingenuous claims advertised. Professional marketers know well how powerful the results of covert, subliminal and emotionally appealing advertising can be. Millions of dollars are spent on them because they work and are well worth the investment.

To reduce something as important as a presidential election to these sorts of schemes belittles not only the political arena as a whole, but insults every American voter as well. The implementation of unrestricted Super Pac money has created so much unsubstantiated hype I feel like the Super Bowl, not Election Day, is playing Nov. 6.

Why can’t we just see unbiased candidate interviews, at length and in depth, on television so their “real” positions and thinking on issues can be thoroughly investigated and revealed. The media scored the debates like they were WWF matches; the winner was whoever came across with the best “appearance.” Campaign reform is essential if we are to have educated informed voting which is the very basis for our pseudo democracy – the best that money can buy.

Harvey Rabichow


Hooray for Sonoran News

As I attempted to log onto the Arizona Republic (more correctly, Repugnant) today to get a good chuckle out of the latest leftist tripe, I was told my free view of ten articles had been all used up and I had to buy a subscription to look at the online version. Living in Montana as I do, I have no ability to access a hard copy of that rag. It made me think of what a blessing it is that Sonoran News is available online without charge. I am sure I speak for many others when I say I appreciate the effort you and your staff put into keeping a clear conservative voice available to the public with no charge for online viewing. It is refreshing to see a newspaper like yours that exists not for profit or spin doctoring but to disseminate reason and principle. Keep up the good work.

Greg Hanchett
Helena, Montana


Signs of the times?

Driving home the other night, I noticed the most recent addition to the visual pollution that is proliferating on the main roads through Carefree. There, in all their glory, were brand new, back lit signs heralding your arrival into our fine hamlet. At the traffic circles on Tom Darlington at Wampum Way and Cave Creek Road at Carefree Drive, curved walls facing each direction have been built and ensconced with our town’s name and logo. And they are illuminated for your nighttime viewing pleasure.

Now I may be mistaken, but I’m fairly sure that there is existing signage located on the main roads leading into town announcing your arrival into Carefree. This recent addition seems to be yet another superfluous expenditure on behalf of the town, joining other notable ones including new street signs with the sundial logo around the town core, taller pathway lighting through the garden areas, directional signage for merchants and new street lighting through the town core.
The new signage, located on solid walls perpendicular to the flow of traffic, is also a potential hazard to motor vehicles. It’s just a matter of time before the first car crash.

Consumers, whether local folks or tourists, are not fools. Fancy signage alone is not going to get people to shop in town. Carefree, and its neighbor, Cave Creek, have some of the highest sales tax rates in the Valley. That, coupled with the high vacancy rate in our commercial property, provides little incentive for shoppers to spend their money here. The Carefree Shops and neighboring Stagecoach Village are almost ghost towns. And until such time as that changes, people will shop elsewhere.

The Town of Carefree is rapidly losing its charm due to over-commercialization. Let’s get back to basics by removing the proliferation of junk signs while leaving the older, but tasteful, sundial standards. All that is needed on those marquees are three small signs; Shops, Restaurants and Gardens. Shoppers and patrons will come if we have something of value to offer.

Bob Lefebvre


Who do we want answering the White House telephones?

Back in 2008 Hillary Clinton's political ads were asking us, "It's 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. But there's a phone in the White House and it's ringing. Something's happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call. Whether it's someone who already knows the world's leaders, knows the military, someone tested and ready to lead in a dangerous world. It's 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?"

In light of the many frantic emails from our Libyan Embassy, which Hillary and Barack Obama ignored on the evening of Sept. 11, 2012 , we now know with certainty that neither Hillary or Barrack should be in the White House answering phone calls. All of a sudden Mitt Romney is looking pretty damn good!

Joseph DuPont
Towanda, Pennsylvania


We gonna have some fun

So, Fred and I walk down the hill to Harold’s to make a little fun. We brought some small tools, all we’d need. We were gonna take the mufflers off the cycles parked outside. Not gonna steal ’em, just throw ’em in a pile and let the bikers try to find their own.

What a surprise for us! None of them bikes had mufflers.

Over a few beers, Fred and I figured the next step. We’d go to two or three junk yards and buy up mufflers from real old cars. Fred invented a kind of universal adapter so we could put a Pontiac muffler on a Harley and so on. Can you imagine the look on the face of a biker when he kick-starts and hears the purr of a 1960 Caddy under his legs? We gonna have some fun, I tell ya!

You want to get in on it, turn up your hearing aid.

Jack Grenard


What got me started

A few years ago, I was miserable. My wife and I lived in a big city. We felt like we were living with Big Brother. The government constantly had its hand in our pockets. There was constant harassment. Tickets, permits, HOA issues, outrageous taxes, you name it. I couldn’t even get a permit to build a deck in MY backyard! We were sick of it.

That’s when we made the move. We ditched the jobs, the cramped house and horrible neighbors. We moved to a lake in the mountains. One problem: there was no power in this beautiful place. That’s what started my baptism by fire with solar and wind.

I had to learn about making my own energy – the hard way. But after a lot of hard work, and trial and error, my wife and I figured it out and now live completely off the grid. We generate our own power, our own water, and a lot of our own food.

Let me tell you there is nothing more empowering than making it on your own. That’s what is wrong with so many people in this country. They are waiting for a hand out, or a bail out, to get what they want. But my wife and I, like you, want to make it on our own terms, with the sweat from our brow.

Now we’ve done it. And you can do it too, even if it’s just one small step at a time. And you don’t have to drop everything and move into the mountains to do it. You can do it right now, right in your own home. The point is though that you have to take action. No one is going to do it for you.

So get going, make a move. Start small and then add on later. Or go big. Whatever works for you, make it happen.

To your freedom,

Frank Bates


Political signs

No political signs have EVER been an influence on my vote. They are an eyesore, without any quantitative research that they influence anyone except the people who put them up. I'm with Circle K, no matter what party. It's a waste of paper. WE are way too sophisticated to go down that road. And you should be too.

Robert Carsia

Editor note: Arizona Revised Statutes 16-1019. Political signs; printed materials; tampering; classification. A. It is a class 2 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly remove, alter ...