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  • The Border is Vanishing as Mexico Pushes North

    09/11/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/10/2012
    America’s foreign policy emanates from the domestic condition of its society, and nothing will affect that society more than the dramatic movement of Latino history northward. Mexico’s 111 million people plus Central America’s 40 million add up to half the population of the United States. Eighty-five percent of all Mexico’s exports go to the United States, even as half of all Central America’s trade is with the U.S. While the median age of Americans is nearly 37, the median age is 25 in Mexico and even lower in Central America (20 in Guatemala and Honduras, for example). The destiny of...
  • Homeowner thwarts burglary attempt, fires shot (AZ)

    09/11/2012 1:54:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    gvnews.com ^ | 10 September, 2012 | AP
    Police say a homeowner in Phoenix thwarted a burglary attempt at his house and fired at least one round from a shotgun at three suspects who then fled the scene.
  • Letter: What Mr. Obama’s nuclear cuts portend

    09/07/2012 11:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2012 | Sen. Jon Kyl, minority whip & Rep. Mike Turner
    The Sept. 1 editorial “Loose talk on nuclear weapons” missed the true significance of President Obama’s breach of his nuclear weapons funding commitments. His proposed $370 million cuts — with billions more to come — are not just a “minor dip.” They go to the heart of the program to refurbish aging warheads and infrastructure. Ironically, the cut will delay or prevent achievement of one of the goals of the president’s 2010 Nuclear Posture Review: reducing the number of “hedge” warheads in our stockpile. Moreover, the president abandoned commitments he made to win support for New START. In his letter...
  • OMG! They’re Selling Guns In Arizona! To Almost Anyone! OMG!

    09/06/2012 12:46:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6 August, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    It can be hard for those of us stranded out here in flyover country — what with dodging the Indians’ flaming arrows and digging our Conestogas out of them durned wheel ruts — to fully grok the anti-gun, pro-disarmament POV so prevalent among those who inhabit the left and right coasts. Not to mention a few conspicuous points in between. But it’s always useful to put yourself in the shoes of those on the other side, if for no other reason that plot better ways to counter their arguments. Not that that was what Jeanne Marie Laskas was doing...
  • Sunday Reflection: Repeal the Hollywood tax cuts!

    09/05/2012 7:42:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 4, 2012 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    There's an old joke about a boy who complains to his mother that his little sister keeps pulling his hair. "Oh," responds the mother, "she doesn't know that it hurts." A few minutes later, the mother hears the girl scream and runs into the other room. "She knows now," the boy explains. There's a lesson for Republicans in that old joke, if they're smart enough to absorb it. For the past few years, there has been a drumbeat in favor of increased taxes from Democrats of all stripes. Make the rich pay their "fair share." Get rid of "loopholes." Make...
  • Judge OKs Arizona's show-me-your-papers law

    09/05/2012 10:13:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/5/2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD, WALTER BERRY
    Arizona authorities can now enforce the most contentious part of state's immigration law PHOENIX — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. The provision has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court...
  • JUDGE OKS CONTENTIOUS PART OF ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW (POLICE ALLOWED TO ENFORCE IT)

    09/05/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 09/05/2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD AND WALTER BERRY
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. The requirement has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June upholding the requirement. Opponents then asked Bolton...
  • Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status...

    09/05/2012 4:24:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2012 | AP
    Full title Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status of suspected illegalsPHOENIX – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/05/federal-judge-oks-arizona-immigration-law-section-allowing-police-to-question/#ixzz25dmQqGQ0
  • 40 suspected illegal immigrants arrested at alleged drop house

    09/04/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT · by donna · 7 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | September 3, 2012 | Catherine Holland
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- At least 40 suspected illegal immigrants were taken into custody at a Glendale home overnight. The alleged drop house is near 65th and Olive avenues. According to public records, the home is owned by a Scottsdale woman. Few details about the incident were immediately available. Video from the scene showed dozens of men sitting on the curb in the dark while investigators gathered evidence and information. While neither Glendale officers nor agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement would speak to media on the scene, a neighbor told 3TV he had no idea the home was a drop...
  • After Arizona Primaries, 9th District Rating Change (Republican pickup opportunity)

    09/04/2012 5:26:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    Rothernberg Political Report ^ | August 29, 2012 | Nathan Gonzales
    Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona offered a little bit of everything, including a Member vs. Member race and what GOP strategists are calling “a gift.” The 9th District is brand new, after the Grand Canyon State was awarded another seat in Congress through reapportionment, and its first general election could be a fascinating race between an openly bisexual Democrat and an African-American Republican. Kyrsten Sinema won the Democratic nomination with 42 percent over state Senate Leader David Schapira (31 percent) and former state party chairman Andrei Cherny (27 percent). Vernon Parker, an official in both Bush administrations and Paradise Valley city...
  • Tea Party Express Announces “Winning for America” National Bus Tour [Sept 12-Oct 1](Update # 31)

    09/04/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Sept 4, 2012 | Staff
    Tea Party Express Announces :"Winning for America" National Bus Tour 25 Battleground States in 21 Days Starting September 12thSacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November. Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got...
  • Arizona GOP rising star Vernon Parker to square off against extreme liberal...Kyrsten Sinema...

    09/03/2012 1:05:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/1/2012 | Mike Paranzino
    With Arizona’s primaries now complete, a key Congressional race has emerged in the state’s newly created District 9. Prior to the primary, this swing district had been rated “Lean Democratic” by the Cook Political Report, but the District’s Cook Partisan Voting Index is “Even,” indicating its voters have voted in line with the national average over the last two presidential election cycles. Significantly, the district has more registered Independents than either Republicans or Democrats. Now, with both parties having selected their candidates, Democrats no longer have the edge and this race should be re-characterized as a Tossup. The GOP candidate...
  • Hundreds attend the first ever Yuma Territorial Gun Show(AZ)

    09/03/2012 12:42:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    kswt.com ^ | 2 September, 2012 | Felicia Martinez
    UMA, AZ - Hundreds of dove hunters flocked to the Yuma Civic Center this weekend. The first ever Yuma Territorial Gun Show was held for two days this weekend to coincide with the opening of dove season. Organizers of the event say dove hunters often hit their dove limit within the first couple of hours and are left with nothing to do so having a gun show this time of year makes sense. Gun show attendees could shop for firearms and accessories and even have their dove cleaned while they shopped. The owner of the gun show says they not...
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • Parker wins GOP primary in new 9th District [AZ - U.S. House]

    08/31/2012 10:55:54 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    AZ Daily Sun ^ | August 29, 2012
    Former Paradise Valley mayor Vernon Parker has won the Republican nomination in Arizona's new 9th Congressional District. Some early ballots remain to be counted but results Wednesday with all 141 precincts reporting show Parker with an 800-vote margin over Wendy Rogers, with a total of more than 38,000 votes cast in the seven-way GOP race. Parker will face former state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in the general election. She won the district's three-way Democratic primary. The 9th District takes in much of Tempe and parts of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Mesa and Chandler.
  • Government shuts probe of controversial Arizona sheriff, no charges filed

    08/31/2012 6:18:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 129 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 31, 2012
    (Reuters) - The government has closed a criminal probe into Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself "America's toughest sheriff," and no charges will be filed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Friday.
  • Every Arizonan Owes More than $7,500 in State Debt

    08/30/2012 9:56:59 AM PDT · by inkling · 3 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | August 30, 2012 | Stephen Slivinski
    Every Arizona household's debt is getting bigger — but most people don't even know they owe. In Arizona, every man, woman and child owes state and local governments more than $7,500 for bills ranging from sports stadiums to parking garages. State and local per-person long-term debt grew from $4,568 per Arizonan in 2000 to $7,587 in 2009, an increase of 66 percent in less than a decade. Arizona's per-person debt load is almost $1,000 more than the national median of around $6,800 in per-person debt. The $7,587 owed by every Arizonan to pay off state and local debts is in...
  • Open Carry in Harkins Theater, August 29, 2012

    08/29/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    opencarry.org ^ | 29 August, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Today I open carried my Glock 17 into the Harkins Theater in Yuma Arizona to watch the 1:40 pm showing of 2016. Nothing remarkable happened. Arizona is a constitutional carry state, and you do not need a permit for open or concealed carry. However, when the temperature is 104 in the shade, and there is little shade to be had, open carry is quite a bit more comfortable than concealed carry. I did not see any signs banning guns. I regularly carry openly with the primary purpose of exercising my Constitutional rights, and the secondary purpose of defense of self...
  • In Arizona, young illegal immigrants battle governor's policy

    08/29/2012 11:26:15 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel - ^ | August 29, 2012 | John M. Glionna
    PHOENIX — Lilia Romo will tell you plainly: She didn't ask for this fight, but now that the immigration war has been declared in this politically conservative state, the confident 24-year-old says she intends to win it. Romo was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by people her mother hired 20 years ago. All she recalls about the adventure is that the man who drove her illicitly across the border plied her and her two cousins with candy to keep them quiet.
  • Russell Pearce loses in Arizona Primary

    08/29/2012 12:37:52 AM PDT · by Coronal · 16 replies
    East Valley Tribune ^ | Aug. 28, 2012 | Garin Groff
    Unofficial results show Russell Pearce is facing his second election defeat in a row — once again to a political newcomer who vowed not to pursue divisive illegal immigration legislation. SkyMall Founder Bob Worsley is leading Pearce with 56 percent of the vote in the Republican primary, according to early ballots and 100 percent of precincts reporting. Pearce’s potential loss is a huge blow to a man who some had once considered Arizona’s most powerful politician.
  • Arizon Election Results

    08/28/2012 11:41:57 PM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28th, 2012 | Cnn.com
    Despite being outraised by his opponent, Flake, a six-term congressman, had seen strong backing from both establishment and tea party Republicans in his quest to win the open seat soon to be vacated by retiring Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl....
  • US Justice Department to monitor AZ elections

    PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has announced that it will monitor primary elections in Arizona's Maricopa County. The department said Monday that federal observers will be dispatched Tuesday to make sure that Maricopa County follows the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965. That law prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group. Observers will watch and record activities during voting hours at polling locations
  • Teens caught on TAPE pelting man with water balloons, nearly killing him in hit-and-run

    08/23/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 23, 2012 | Philip Caulfield
    Police in Arizona are hunting for a pair of teenage hellions who nearly killed a man when they tossed water balloons at him and then ran him over in their truck. Steven Bright, 26, of Chandler, was walking with his brother near Carson Elementary School at around 10 p.m. on Aug. 4 when two teen girls in a truck attacked them with water balloons, ABC News reported. While trying to dodge the balloons, Bright ran into the road, where the truck slammed into him and dragged him for a few feet. Bright eventually broke free, but the truck kept going.
  • Community Opprotunity [MIAP (Missing In America Project) Event, Tucson, AZ 20 APR 2012]

    08/23/2012 11:20:31 AM PDT · by SandRat
    MIAP is a nationwide project with the purpose of finding and identifying the cremated remains of American veterans that have been left in funeral homes and seeing that they are buried with honors as our nation promised it would do when these men and women signed up to serve in the armed forces. To that end, the MIAP Arizona organization will be conducting interment services for 19 veterans at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012. We are looking to have some volunteers post flyers with businesses along the route from the Adair...
  • Phoenix Woman Ordered to Not Give Out Water in 112 Degree Heat Because She Lacked a Permit

    08/21/2012 2:06:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Reason ^ | 08/21/2012 | Brian Doherty
    This is what government is all about. Forget roads, mass murder through warfare, or locking people up for their consumption choices: it's making sure that no one gives out water without a permit.This is from last week but I believe un-noted here: ABC-TV 15 from Phoenix reports that local Christian proselytizer Dana Crow-Smith was ordered by a "Neighborhood Preservation Inspector" to stop giving out free bottled water last month because she lacked a vending permit, though she was not vending.She is threatening to sue the city with help from the Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties group with a focus...
  • Lawsuit over roads in Tahoe Forest west of Reno

    08/21/2012 10:42:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    ap ^ | Aug. 19, 2012
    A national group representing off-highway recreationists is suing the U.S. Forest Service to try to overturn a new travel management plan on national forest lands in the Sierra west of Reno they say is overly restrictive. The Pacific Legal Foundation said in a lawsuit filed recently the agency plan adopted in 2010 illegally closed more than 800 miles of roads and trails the public has used for years in the Tahoe National Forest. ... Similar disputes are under way in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, primarily in northeast Nevada's Elko County, and in the Eldorado National Forest in California mostly west...
  • Court: Candidates not proficient in English can be barred from seeking office

    08/19/2012 6:48:30 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    The Yuma Sun ^ | August 17, 2012 | HOWARD FISCHER - CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES
    PHOENIX – Don't have a decent command of the English language? Then forget about running for public office in Arizona – or even being appointed to one. In a decision with statewide implications, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that candidates who are not proficient in English cannot even try to become an elected or appointed official. The justices said the requirement, which has existed since territorial days, is justified.
  • Feds propose 1,200 sq. miles for jaguar habitat in S. AZz (and more in NM)

    08/19/2012 2:42:25 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 76 replies
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | Aug 17, 2012 | Dylan Smith
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing that 838,000 acres near the U.S.-Mexico border be designated as critical habitat for jaguars. While a small section of the proposed zone is in New Mexico, most of the land is in Southern Arizona, including the area of the proposed Rosemont Mine. The move was hailed by the environmental group that has long worked for jaguar protection. "Jaguars once roamed across the United States, from California to Louisiana, but have been virtually extinct here since the 1950s," said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity, which sued to...
  • Out Of Touch President Obama Fiddles While Tombstone, AZ Burns

    08/19/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/13/2012 | Ralph Benko,
    Welcome to the Wild West, 2012 style. The Feds to Tombstone: “If you want to fix your water line, better lawyer up and talk to President Obama.”... Obama, is truly the out of touch candidate. The U.S. Forest Service — of which the president is ultimate boss — is preventing, on the flimsiest of excuses, Tombstone Arizona from rebuilding its water pipeline. Obama, conniving, is putting Tombstone, a fixture of American history, in mortal danger. ... A massive forest fire in 2011 wiped out the vegetation in Coronado National Park, wherein lies Tombstone’s waterworks — which were destroyed by the...
  • Shooting outside University of Phoenix stadium

    08/17/2012 10:16:41 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 17 replies
    Phoenix TV station KSAZ ^ | August 17, 2012 | Fox 10 Phoenix
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Glendale Police responded to reports of a shooting in the parking lot of University of Phoenix stadium Friday night, while the Cardinals were playing the Raiders in their first preseason game. We're hearing a man in his 30s was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. He's currently in stable condition. A suspect has apparently been taken into custody. No other information was made available. Stay with myfoxphoenix.com for updates on this developing story.
  • Sex offender assaults boy at AZ restaurant

    08/17/2012 12:33:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    KPHO ^ | Aug 14, 2012 | Phil Benson
    CHANDLER, AZ (CBS5) - A 22-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of assaulting an 11-year-old boy in the men's restroom at Red Robin Restaurant in Chandler, police said. . . The child attempted to leave the restroom but Chavez blocked his path, Tyler said. The child was eventually able to get away and Chavez fled in a red pick-up truck. .. After his release from the hospital, Chavez was booked into the Maricopa County Jail
  • Arizona Makes Another Stand For Rule Of Law On Immigration

    08/16/2012 6:47:53 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 22 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 16, 2012 | IBD
    Rule of Law: Arizona finds itself in more hot water with the left, declining to give state benefits to illegal aliens whose deportations have been stayed as a political favor by the White House. Tell us again what "illegal" means? On Thursday, Governor Jan Brewer enraged the White House, the ACLU and open-borders activists by issuing Executive Order 2012-06, stating that her state reaffirmed the intent of Arizona law on state benefits — from driver's licenses to in-state college tuition — to illegals, which is a big fat "no" to all of the above. That was in response to the...
  • Executive order from Governor Jan Brewer blocks IDs, benefits for illegal immigrants

    08/15/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 59 replies
    ABC15.com ^ | 08/15/2012 | ABC15.com staff
    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an executive order directing state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration ((back-door amnesty)) program.After the order was issued, supporters of the program and the DREAM Act took to the streets of Phoenix in protest. Video from Air15 showed the protesters carrying signs and walking down Central Avenue toward the State Capitol.Brewer's Wednesday order says she's reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants.Young illegal immigrants could...
  • Executive order from Governor Jan Brewer blocks IDs, benefits for illegal immigrants

    08/15/2012 5:29:45 PM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    ABC (Phoenix, AZ) ^ | August 15, 2012
    PHOENIX -Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an executive order directing state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration program. Brewer's order issued Wednesday says she's reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law denying taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to illegal immigrants. Young illegal immigrants could start applying Wednesday with the federal government for work permits under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
  • Obama immigration amnesty to include middle school dropouts

    08/15/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2012 | Neil Munro
    Administration officials confirmed on Tuesday that they have expanded the White House immigration policy for younger illegals to include low-skill immigrants who have not completed middle school or high school. The shift adds roughly 350,000 low-skill immigrants to the Department of Homeland Security policy, which was initially portrayed as including only 800,000 people under the age of 31 when it was announced by President Barack Obama in a Rose Garden statement on June 15. The inclusion of middle school dropouts clashes with Obama’s portrayal of the illegal immigrants as skilled workers, scientists and entrepreneurs. ... The foreign workers will enter...
  • A disturbing new trend among immigrant children ( illegals )

    08/15/2012 5:54:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/15/2012 | Maria Guerrero
    There’s a stunning trend happening within the immigrant community around the country and in New Mexico. Many undocumented parents are fearful not just of immigration officials, but of their own children. “I don't know what to say about that. That's kinda terrible," said Paul Martinez of Albuquerque. It may sound unreal but there have been cases reported of U.S. born kids and teens threatening their undocumented parents with having them deported. ... ‘"Even the little ones, two years old, start to abuse their mothers because they see that violence at home," she said. “The idea is that they're going to...
  • AZ Gov. Brewer's Exec. Order Blocks IDs, Benefits for Illegal Aliens Granted Obama Amnesty (YES!)

    08/15/2012 5:30:00 PM PDT · by montag813 · 34 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaNot in my state, you don't!After a day of lawlessness, with hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens lining up across the nation to apply for Obama's "deferred action" amnesty plan, and with spineless politicians cowering in the shadows, it took an Arizonan to stand up to Obama once again. Obama's old nemesis Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tonight signed an executive order directing state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration program.Brewer's order issued Wednesday says she's reaffirming the intent of current Arizona law...
  • City: Christians can't give water to thirsty

    08/12/2012 7:55:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    WND.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Phoenix officials have until next Friday to apologize for the actions of a code enforcement officer after he stopped Christians from giving out water bottles to city festival participants on a day that reached 112 degrees. A legal team that fights for religious and civil rights is also demanding a commitment that the city will no longer interfere with the Christian group’s acts of charity. According to a letter to the city from the Rutherford Institute, the case developed in July during a “First Friday” festival when Dana Crow-Smith was giving “free bottles of cold water to passersby” on the...
  • Sheriff Joe Raids GNC Nutrition: 21 Illegals Using Stolen IDs (Including Those of Dead Americans)

    08/10/2012 2:08:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 50 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-10-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaHe's known as "America's Toughest Sheriff". But Joe Arpaio continues to show he deserves the moniker of "America's JOBS Sheriff". Because every time Sheriff Joe conducts a raid, he frees up jobs for legal American workers. Yesterday was no exception, as Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies raided the large General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) distribution warehouse in Phoenix. GNC is the dominant retailer of nutritional supplements in the U.S., with stores across the country. MCSO's Jeff Sprong says the vitamin distribution business employed as many as 21 suspects using false identifications to secure employment. Two suspects were using social security numbers belonging to...
  • Janet Napolitano-run Homeland Security treated male staffers like lapdogs, federal discrimination..

    08/10/2012 7:23:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 9, 2012 | oseph Straw , Reuven Blau and Rich Schapiro
    Looks like the Department of Homeland Security could be renamed the Department of Hyper Sexuality. A blistering federal discrimination suit accuses agency honcho Janet Napolitano of turning the department into a female-run “frat house” where male staffers were banished to the bathrooms and routinely humiliated. James Hayes Jr., who now is New York’s top Homeland Security cop, claims Napolitano filled top spots in Washington, D.C., with two of her gal pals who were bent on tormenting male employees.
  • The Death Penalty and Jared Lee Loughner

    08/09/2012 8:53:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to 19 counts involving a 2011 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that left six dead and 13 others, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, wounded. As part of the deal, Loughner will receive a sentence of life without parole. Victims' families have been spared the rigors of a trial, and prosecutors can be sure that Loughner will never again endanger the general public. Thank the federal death penalty, which applied because Loughner shot people at a federally protected political event. Defense attorney Gerald L. Shargel wrote on The Daily Beast that though it would have been...
  • EXCLUSIVE: THEBLAZE INTERVIEWS THE GUY FIRED FOR BERATING A CHICK-FIL-A EMPLOYEE

    08/06/2012 4:51:13 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 3, 2012 | Mike Opelka
    Should someone be fired from their job and threatened with violence, torture, even death because they have an opinion different than yours? Of course not. And yet, that is what Adam M. Smith of Arizona says happened to him. Adam Smith’s life has been turned upside-down in the 36 hours that followed his posting the video of his protest at Chick-fil-A, which involved letting a young, female employee at the drive-thru know what he thinks about the company. (You can watch the video here.)
  • Arizona man sent to jail for holding Bible studies in his home

    08/05/2012 9:40:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 1012 | Maegan Vazquez
    A Phoenix pastor who was jailed for holding a Bible study group on his private property is now holding one behind bars. Michael Salman is serving a 60-day sentence in Maricopa County's notorious Tent City jail for allegedly violating his probation by holding religious services on his property in violation of zoning and building codes. He was arrested July 9, after authorities charged the one-time gang member hosted Bible sessions for as many 80 people on his 4-acre property, which he tried to claim as a tax-exempt church. [Snip] The married father of six is an ordained pastor of...
  • MCSO: Former inmate falsely reported assault by detention officers (Sheriff Arpaio)

    08/03/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT · by donna · 10 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | August 3, 2012 | Jennifer Thomas
    PHOENIX -- Maricopa County sheriff's detectives have submitted charges against a former inmate for false reporting to law enforcement officers. The charges stem from reports that Kolton Clark, 18, had been assaulted by detention officers while incarcerated in the Fourth Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix. Clark was taken into custody in July on two counts of misdemeanor assault then released on a $200 bond shortly after being questioned. Detectives began an investigation after receiving information that Clark's family was concerned that he had been beaten, tased and Maced by detention officers while inside an isolation safe cell at the jail....
  • AZ Moves to Protect Mothers, Abortion Lobby Cries Foul

    08/03/2012 9:15:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2012 | Steven Aden
    To protect mothers as well as their preborn children, Arizona lawmakers passed H.B. 1036—a bill banning elective abortions after 20 weeks. Although the legislation was aptly titled “The Mother’s Health and Safety Act,” the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights sued to block its implementation. But a federal judge just ruled for mothers, and as a result, the law will take effect in Arizona. Arizona now joins Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, all of which already have bans on abortion after 20 weeks in place. And these complement 20 other states that have bans on abortion...
  • Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO

    08/02/2012 8:20:51 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 33 replies
    NBC News.com ^ | updated 8/2/2012 5:02:00 PM ET
    TUCSON, AZ — The following is a statement from Vante: Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company. The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner...
  • Chick-Fil-A'd: Bully Fired After Video Goes Viral

    08/02/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 160 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Aug 2012, 3:18 PM PDT | Dana Loesch
    Adam Smith, the man who videotaped himself getting free water at a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru just to berate the young woman as been fired. Smith in his video said he was happy to feel "purposeful" in condemning the Chick-Fil-A employee over CEO Dan Cathy's same-sex-marriage remarks. The video went viral and citizen journalists tracked him down online and grabbed copies of his resume. His employer, Vante, released this statement a bit ago: Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO Employee Has Left the Company TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - The following is a statement from Vante: Vante...
  • Alleged UofAZ prof and medical supplier CFO Bullies Chik-fil-a clerk (video)

    08/02/2012 1:52:43 PM PDT · by Smogger · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/22/2012 | YouTube
    On Wednesday, one protestor recorded himself venting to a drive-through clerk at a Tucson Chick-fil-A. He was met with polite professionalism. He soon removed the video, which was re-uploaded by viewers. http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=Jg-jzlWcc0E
  • Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO (Bully at Chick-fil-A drive-in window)

    08/02/2012 2:18:04 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 299 replies
    Market Wire ^ | 8-2-2012 | Press Release
    August 02, 2012 17:02 ET Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO Employee Has Left the Company TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - The following is a statement from Vante: Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company. The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. We respect the right of our...
  • The Short, Miserable Life of Wise Hectare (Meet America's Latest ZOT)

    08/02/2012 10:20:12 AM PDT · by Wise Hectare · 67 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Joe Hagan
    ...Arpaio is an unabashed carnival barker. And his antics might be amusing if he weren't also notorious for being not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America. As Arizona has become center stage for the debate over illegal immigration and the civil rights of Latinos, Arpaio has sold himself as the symbol of nativist defiance, a modern-day Bull Connor bucking the federal government over immigration policy.... ...Arpaio is so obsessed with the often illusory crimes of immigrants that he ignored more than 400 cases of sexual abuse he was responsible for investigating, including assaults on...