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‘Mysterious Beasts’ Spotted by Arizona Highway Cameras

by Douglas J. Hagmann on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

7 January 2015: Per ABC and the Arizona Department of Transportation… “It wasn’t Big Foot enthusiasts reading too deeply into a suspicious photo; the government officials were the ones to suggest that something sinister — and mysterious — was going on.” Traffic camera catch mysterious figures on Route 260 as depicted above. Click HERE to read the ABC News report.

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John McCain’s Progressive Hand Is Behind The Purge Of Tea Party Detractors From The Arizona GOP

by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

This is article 95 of 95 in the topic Republican Party

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
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John McCain is the quintessential enemy from within on the right. I am long past the argument of honoring his service to this country. He served his country long ago with distinction, now he’s serving it on a platter to the Communists. At every turn he has betrayed America in recent years. Just two words describe the good he has done this country: Sarah Palin and she is Tea Party. Now, in an act of political cleansing, McCain has set about to gut the Arizona GOP of Tea Party riff-raff using an Obama San Francisco donor. How richly appropriate for a man who is a Marxist Progressive and much more of a friend to the Leftist policies of Barack Obama than to the Constitutional Conservative premise of Ronald Reagan.

Behold the machinations of the troll that is McCain:

As the longtime Republican senator lays the groundwork for a likely 2016 reelection bid, his political team is engaging in an aggressive and systematic campaign to reshape the state GOP apparatus by ridding it of conservative firebrands and replacing them with steadfast allies…

The ambitious effort — detailed to POLITICO by nearly a dozen McCain operatives, donors, and friends — has stretched from office buildings in Alexandria, Virginia, where strategists plotted and fundraisers collected cash for a super PAC, to Vietnamese-American communities across Arizona, where recruiters sought out supporters eager to help the incumbent defeat the tea party.

McCain is much more likely to be besties with the likes of Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. You remember her… she endorsed a Communist Party May Day appeal back in 2002. She did it again in 2003. He probably also hearts Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva who penned an article for the Communist Party paper back in 1993. Don’t forget the fascist moves of La Raza either in the Red State of Arizona. Arizona has big problems on the Left and the Right.

I don’t believe McCain ever really intended to win his last run for President. I think he wanted to enable Obama and taint Palin. If he had employed even a fraction of his time fighting for conservatives that he spent fighting against them, he might have occupied the Oval Office:

Until this year, however, McCain aides had never seriously considered a concerted effort to remake the state GOP apparatus, which has traditionally been dominated by his conservative antagonists. That changed after the January censure, which rapped the senator for having an insufficiently conservative record that was “harmful” to Arizona.

“He was very unhappy with the censure and wanted to make sure it never happened again,” said Mike Hellon, McCain’s deputy campaign manager in 2010.

In the days after the state party’s rebuke, a group of top McCain political hands, including Jon Seaton and Christian Ferry — who worked for McCain in his 2008 campaign and have remained with him since — hatched a plan to form a super PAC that would spend money to elect a more friendly slate of precinct committeemen.

The super PAC, which was based out of offices in the Washington, D.C., suburbs and Phoenix and given the generic name “Arizona Grassroots Action PAC,” raised nearly $300,000.

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So why did Rep. Ron Barber go to court to demand that 133 of the 240 ballots cast in the wrong precinct be counted?: Because those were the Democratic votes

by John Lott on Sunday, November 30th, 2014

This is article 46 of 46 in the topic 2014 Elections
This is really a hilarious legal argument.  I have read a number of news reports on this recount battle because Barber’s race was one that gun control advocates really pored a lot of money into.  But there is only one article that actually mentioned that Barber’s lawyers were only calling on 133 of the 240 ballots cast in the wrong precinct be counted.  Barber’s loss is a real blow for them.  From the Nogales, Arizona newspaper:

. . . Barber’s campaign is challenging 133 ballots it says were wrongly rejected because voters went to the wrong polling site. State law says that if you vote at the wrong site, your ballot will not be counted.
But Barber’s campaign says every vote should count – and blames the problem on poll workers who neglected to tell voters they were at the wrong site.
Last week, the Pima County Recorder’s office said 240 votes were rejected in the CD2 race because people voted at the wrong place. So why isn’t Barber’s campaign insisting all 240 be counted?
I asked Rodd McLeod, who works with Barber’s campaign, that last week.
After asking him if the 133 voters are known to be Democrats; he said no. “I assume they’re a mix of Democrat, Republican and Independent.”
Later in the conversation he said, “It wouldn’t shock me if they were mostly Democrats, obviously.” . . . .

Ron Barber’s campaign wants to count votes that will go his way and they do not want to count votes that will not go his way.

That’s why we have a battle over 133 ballots in court and not 240.
I can’t blame the campaign for making every effort for their candidate, but I resent them wrapping themselves in the flag and telling us “every vote must count” when they really don’t believe that at all. . . .

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Despite gun control advocates spending millions on the Barber/McSally congressional race in Arizona, McSally appears to have won

by John Lott on Thursday, November 13th, 2014

This is article 42 of 46 in the topic 2014 Elections
With Gabrielle Giffords’ gun control organization spending at least $1.5 million and launching what even the liberal Arizona Republic labeled as “base and vile” ads, Republican Martha McSally appears to have won the congressional race by 161 votes.  There will be a recount, but the vote counters don’t think that the result will be changed.

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Vote Fraud? Video Shows Man Stuffing Hundreds of Ballots Into Ballot Box

by Selwyn Duke on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

This is article 376 of 377 in the topic Elections

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Defenders of lax election laws say it rarely happens — but apparently it’s happening again. In what critics describe as a shocking example of likely vote fraud, a surveillance video (see below) from a Maricopa County, Arizona, polling place shows a man stuffing hundreds of ballots into a ballot box.

The act was observed by A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, on August 25 while he was stationed at the MCTEC facility at 510 S. Third Avenue in Phoenix during the primary election cycle. Writes the Arizona Daily Independent:

LaFaro recounts that between 12:54 p.m. and 1:04 p.m., he heard a loud thud and turned to see what was going on. “A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona (CBA) t-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement.”

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Vote Fraud? Video Shows Man Stuffing Hundreds of Ballots Into Ballot Box

 

While sound is not available on the recording

LaFaro provides the following account:

Person from CBA: “What’s your problem?”

LaFaro: “I don’t have a problem.”

Person from CBA: “Stop watching me. You’re annoying me.”

… LaFaro: “One of your ballots isn’t sealed.”

Person from CBA: “It’s none of your business. What’s your name?”

LaFaro: “I’m the chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. What’s yours?”

Person from CBA: “Go [f***] yourself. I don’t have to tell you who I am.”

After the man was mostly done with his ballot stuffing, he began taking pictures, which were images of ballots “that he staged in the slot of the ballot box. He then hid behind the ballot box and table as he slipped the unsealed ballot [mentioned earlier] into his brief and left,” the paper reports LaFaro as saying. The man is then seen on the video leaving the building and subsequently returning to drop the ballot into the box. As he left for good he said to LaFaro, “Go f*** yourself, gringo.”

Not surprisingly, LaFaro describes the CBA operative as “a vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug that has no respect for our laws.” “I would have followed him to the parking lot to take down his tag number, but I feared for my life,” said LaFaro.

The next day he visited four other polling locations, where he observed poll workers doing nothing and heard about “ballot parties,” events at which activists collect large numbers of ballots from people so they can “vote them illegally,” as LaFaro put it.

And what’s the nature of CBA? American Thinker’s Thomas Lifson weighs in, writing, “Citizens for a Better Arizona appears to be a left wing organization, hiding behind the usual bland rhetoric.” Its website tells us that it is “a predominantly volunteer driven organization of Republicans, Democrats and Independents committed to improving the quality of life of all Arizonans — better schools, better health care, better jobs, better government and a better, more civil tone of respect and decency when it comes to solving Arizona’s problems.” But, reports Lifson, “[H]ere are some of the stories highlighted on its [CBA’s] “news” page”:

PROTESTERS CONFRONT THE WOMAN BEHIND ARIZONA’S HATE LAW

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/02/26/protesters-herrod-hate-law-arizona/ Tweet Read More

ACTIVISTS PRESENT CONSERVATIVE REP. WITH TOILET

http://www.kfyi.com/articles/arizona-news-118695/activists-present-conservative-rep-with-toilet-12057574/ Tweet Read More

But CBA isn’t the only player in the vote-fraud game.

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Neighboring business owner stops credit union robbery by two armed men

by John Lott on Thursday, October 16th, 2014

This is article 579 of 603 in the topic Gun Rights
The fact that the individual who stopped this robbery was outside his business when he saw what was happening indicates that it is a concealed handgun permit holder who stopped this robbery.  From Phoenix, Arizona:

. . . Two armed suspects wearing masks entered the Desert Schools Credit Union near Cactus and Tatum around 3 p.m. and attempted to rob it, police said. A witness then opened fire on the suspects. It is not known if the suspects returned fire.

Authorities said one of the suspects was shot and transported to a local hospital where he died. The second suspect fled the bank and stole a vehicle from someone at gunpoint, damaging several cars as he fled.

That suspect struck a mini-van, which then ran into a wall near 44th Street and Thunderbird. Two people in the mini van were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The suspect was taken into custody.

The owner of the salon next door to the bank said it was another business owner who opened fire. . . .

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Even liberal media outlets are calling Gabby Giffords’ gun control attack ads completely over the top

by John Lott on Monday, September 22nd, 2014

This is article 35 of 46 in the topic 2014 Elections
From Politico:

Gabby Giffords, irreproachable figure of sympathy, has fashioned an improbable new role for herself this election year: ruthless attack dog.

The former Democratic congresswoman, whose recovery from a gunshot wound to the head captivated the country, has unleashed some of the nastiest ads of the campaign season, going after GOP candidates in Arizona and New Hampshire with attacks even some left-leaning commentators say go too far. And Republicans on the receiving end are largely helpless to hit back, knowing a fight with the much-admired survivor is not one they’re likely to win.

Some of the toughest spots from Giffords’ newly formed pro-gun-control super PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions, hammer Republican Martha McSally, a retired Air Force pilot who is running for the Arizona seat Giffords once held. One features a wrenching testimonial from a woman named Vicki who weeps and stumbles over her words as she recounts how her 19-year-old daughter was hunted down and murdered by an enraged ex-boyfriend. . . .

Giffords’ bare-knuckled approach isn’t entirely out of character. . . .

As Politico notes, even the liberal Arizona Republic’s had strong words condemning the ads in Arizona.

the Arizona Republic’s editorial page, which is typically liberal leaning, called the “Vicki” ad “base and vile.” The commercial, the newspaper said, put the murder “at McSally’s feet, as if she were responsible. A murder indictment implied. But, of course, McSally had nothing to do with” the death. . . .

 

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Suspected Syrian jihadi bomb maker extradited to U.S.

by Jim Kouri on Monday, September 1st, 2014

This is article 786 of 805 in the topic Terrorism

Despite the need for human intelligence regarding Syria, Iraq and Islamic terrorist groups, the Obama administration proudly announced on Thursday that a radical Muslim from Syria, who was extradited by the police in Turkey to Phoenix, Arizona, and who faces a number of federal terrorism charges, appeared in federal criminal court instead of being interviewed and interrogated for intelligence, according to a Justice Department report.

The suspect, Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Ahmad, is charged with a number of counts, including conspiracy to use improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, in plots against U.S. fighting forces and military vehicles during the Iraqi insurgency between 2005 and 2010, according to an FBI statement.

“Al-Ahmad’s charges also include conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to damage or destroy U.S. government property by means of an explosive and conspiracy to commit extraterritorial murder of a U.S. national, among others,” according to the indictment.

In addition, the 39-year-old Syrian allegedly supplied materials to an Iraqi insurgent group, known as the 1920 Revolution Brigades, for use in making IEDs to target U.S. and coalition military personnel during that five-year period. The 1920 Revolution Brigades is a Sunni terrorist group in Iraq, which is comprised of former members of the disbanded Iraqi army.

“While this capture should be applauded, it’s still a mystery to me why we would bring this terrorist into the United States and treat him like a bank robber or swindler. He should be in Gitmo [Guantanamo Bay, Cuba] being interrogated for intelligence purposes. This [Obama] administration is really dysfunctional,” said former anti-terrorism unit police detective Joseph Kiernan.

Justice Department and FBI documents reveal that Al-Ahmad obtained the components needed by bomb makers to create radio-controlled IEDs. The dual-use bomb parts were purchased by the suspect from a company headquartered in the Arizona, according to court documents.

The prosecutors and FBI agents said, “[T]hat the parts [given to the 1920 Revolution Brigades] were believed to be used in a 2007 attack near the Baghdad International Airport, that left three U.S. soldiers dead. Also, the IEDs allegedly manufactured in a Baghdad home by Al-Ahmad were used in a 2007 attack that killed one U.S. soldier and [wounded] four others.”

Al-Ahmad was originally charged in May 2011 and but wasn’t arrested until he crossed the border from Syria into Turkey. He was held by the Turkish police until Wednesday when he was extradited from Turkey to Arizona, according to the FBI statement.

Al-Ahmad is facing a maximum life sentence and his trial is scheduled for Oct. 7, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Latest concealed carry permit numbers for Arizona

by John Lott on Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Latino group and Obama ally exposed by America’s toughest sheriff

by Jim Kouri on Monday, June 30th, 2014

This is article 440 of 468 in the topic Immigration

It’s no secret to many Americans that President Barack Obama and his administration, especially Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department hierarchy, have it in for the man known to many as America’s toughest sheriff, according to supporters for the reelection of Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio in an email release on Sunday. The latest attacks on Arpaio stem from his exposing a Democratic Party favored activist group known as the Puente Movement.

Puente’s legal team on June 18, 2014 filed a federal lawsuit against “Arpaio… and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office challenging… laws that turn immigrants into felons simply for working to provide for their families,” according to thegroup’s website.

“We are requesting an immediate injunction and permanent halt to the workplace raids and to expunge the records of raid victims who continue to face discrimination and barriers from exaggerated felony charges,” Puente officials claim.

“They have spent more time and resources coming after me and my office to keep us from enforcing illegal immigration laws than they do working to stop illegal immigrants from crossing our borders,” according to the 82-year-old Arpaio, who displays the energy of a man half his age,.

“Why? Because I’m the only law enforcement official in this state that has actively enforced our illegal immigration laws,”he said in the campaign email.

Arpaio has frequently pointed out that the Obama administration placed a federal “monitor” in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to make there’s no “racially profiling” going on within the department’s jurisdiction. Arpaio calls this waste of taxpayer money absurd and says he’s in the midst of appealing the ruling and will continue to appeal all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the past few days, Eric Holder’s non-governmental agency allies such as the ultra-liberal American Civil Liberties Union and the aforementioned open-borders, pro-amnesty group called “Puente” filed a federal lawsuit to prevent Arpaio’s deputies from conducting workplace operations to arrest “employees” that are engaged in identity theft by using other people’s social security numbers.

“Being a victim of identity theft is no trivial matter. It can ruin your credit, your ability to purchase a car or a home and make your life miserable because someone broke the law and used your identification. I can’t help it if the vast majority of these identity theft suspects are illegal immigrants,” said Arpaio.

Arpaio claims that Puente is a radical group that demands the deportations of illegal aliens be stopped. Puents also wants permanent citizenship for those who have broken U.S. immigration laws to enter the United States. Even more absurd is the group’s demand that the federal government disband both the U.S. customs and border patrol departments.

“They have consistently called for my arrest, protest outside my office or wherever I appear publicly and have actively worked to remove me from office. They’re counting on me to surrender and quit,” said Arpaio..

‘I won’t surrender. And I won’t quit. I don’t care if it’s the Justice Department, liberal attorneys or these extreme open-border groups that want to see me gone.

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