Saturday, June 27, 2015

Federalist Society Summer Happy Hour

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dr. Kelli Ward can unseat McCain, just ask Virginia conservatives

Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City) is the closest of anyone to announcing a run against Senator John McCain in the 2016 primary. Her exploratory committee continues to evaluate whether the financial and logistical path to victory exists.
Ward is a family physician, not a career politician; Obamacare propelled her run for office. “It [Obamacare] was such an offense to me that the federal government was gonna try to take over my patients and their freedom, their liberty, their ability to get the kind of care that they want and need,” she said, on The Mark Levin Show. She described the “blood sweat and tears” she spent working to become a doctor.

Senator Ward has made a name for herself in the state legislature sponsoring more than forty bills, including banning traffic citation cameras and restoring gun rights. Her voting record provides ample evidence that she is a principled conservative and takes action on behalf of her constituents.

Ward has built strong support in Arizona and her name is being mentioned nationally as a rising star. She does acknowledge her potential fundraising disadvantage against the McCain machine. Conservative Republican Club of Kingman President Larry Schiff says Ward has been underestimated in the past and he’s not counting her out. “She has become much, much better known than anyone else from this area in Phoenix, and I have often heard of her described as a rising star,” Schiff told the Kingman Daily Miner. McCain spent approximately $24 million when he won his fifth term in 2010, using money left over from his 2008 Presidential bid. According the Schiff, Ward will need $10 million to have a chance.

During the miraculous 2014 GOP House primary in Virginia, David Brat shocked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by defeating him despite being outspent $5.7 million to $231,000. It was the largest House primary upset in generations and Brat did this with no support from national groups like Club for Growth and Heritage Action.

Eric Cantor ignored his base, treated his constituents with disdain and displayed a massive ego. That sounds strikingly similar to the five-term Senator from Arizona who gets booed, censured and has his own party turn their backs on him while he speaks.

Many media outlets attributed Cantor's loss to immigration reform or his support of amnesty, but that is not the case. Senior Editor at The Daily Caller, Christopher Bedford, summed up the true deciding factor: Grassroots Anger at a Washington power player meddling in Virginia politics with a heavy hand and a disregard for his base.

"Attempts by the Cantor team and other establishment Republicans in Virginia to bully, exclude and defeat grassroots conservatives in his district and elsewhere that made his defeat essential to send a message to Washington,” conservative Virginia activist and writer Mark FitzGibbons told The Daily Caller.

Never underestimate the power of "grassroots anger". There is no shortage of that right now in Arizona.

Dr. Ward was a recent guest on #RedNationRising Radio:

Article originally published at

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Left Disbars Another Conservative Prosecutor, Charles Sebesta

Charles Sebesta in front of the building where he worked as a DA for many years.
Realizing they control the judiciary and state bar associations, as well as much of the complicit media, the left is going after conservatives with a vengeance using the legal system. Any conservative is at risk of being sued, but conservative attorneys and judges are getting hit the hardest because state bars can take away their license to practice law, destroying their reputations and careers. Once they’ve been disciplined by the state bar, it is easy for aggrieved “victims” to sue and get a large judgment awarded against them from a sympathetic judiciary.

Several years ago, society was concerned about renegade prosecutors. Now, the tables have turned. Prosecutors are scared to bring charges on politically charged issues, especially if they go against the left’s agenda. Any little technical, meaningless mistake made by anyone down the chain – from an assistant to a detective to a secretary – can be magnified and used against them.

Powerful public officials with income streams to protect and left-wing agendas to push regularly bully prosecutors around now. Prosecutors are terrified to file charges against corrupt public officials, knowing the system is too stacked against them and will be turned around and used to destroy them.

Charles Sebesta was the Burleson County District Attorney in Texas for many years. He would have retired with an impressive career except for one thing – the left started making traction unpopularizing the death penalty toward the end of his tenure, and he had a case that was inconveniently getting in the way. In 1994, Anthony Graves and Robert Carter were convicted of capital murder in the deaths of six black people and sentenced to death. Carter was put to death, but Graves and his attorneys continued his appeals. Finally, in 2006, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the conviction, on the grounds that Sebesta had “withheld evidence.”

Read the rest of the article at Townhall

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sen. Kelli Ward distinguishes herself from McCain on blind allegiance to Obamatrade

Great piece in Breitbart here contrasting Ward's v. McCain's positions on TPA and TPP. I wrote about the latter two here last week; Kelli is taking the careful, cautious approach instead of blindly giving Obama carte blanche powers to do what he wants as McCain is doing. McCain hasn't even bothered to read the entire Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, yet he's giving Obama fast-track authority and intends to vote yes on it anyway.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Famed attorney Mark Geragos taking on corrupt California State Bar

Corrupt bar associations are finally getting some scrutiny around the country. Here are some excerpts from The Modesto Bee's article on how bad the California State Bar has become:

Geragos has practiced law 32 years and represents “seven different whistleblowers at the upper echelons of the bar,” he said, including its executive director, who was fired in November.

Geragos’ top client, Joseph Dunn, is suing to get back his job, saying he was sacked after exposing a cover-up of the State Bar’s ethical problems.

If that weren’t enough, a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a North Carolina anti-trust case prompted a San Diego law school and two consumer organizations to question whether lawyers should police their own.

State Bar reform is just what a former attorney in Modesto has sought since he was disbarred three years ago.

“It’s a dysfunctional system running roughshod over a lot of different people,” said Tore Dahlin. He has established a website, produced documentaries running longer than five hours and is shopping to legislators a proposed bill – all aimed at changing the structure of the State Bar Court.

Most of the 28 attorneys recently disciplined in Stanislaus, Merced, San Joaquin, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties declined to talk about allegations that landed them in hot water. A few did, though – some charging that the State Bar ignores large firms with money and influence, preferring to bully small law offices with few resources to defend themselves.

“The kind of prevalent opinion is that the State Bar Court is a kangaroo court and pretty draconian in what they do,” said Stockton attorney Roger Moore, who was suspended for 30 days last year for lax representation in a slip-and-fall case. “Some lawyers call it a witch hunt.

Dahlin’s legislation would move State Bar judges to superior courts; currently, their paychecks come from the same place as those of State Bar prosecutors, creating an inherent conflict, he said.

The University of San Diego School of Law, the Consumers Union and the Citizen Advocacy Center sent a May 4 letter to attorneys general of all states warning that state bars are “theoretically vulnerable to federal felony prosecution” unless their enforcement system is overseen by others. Occupational licensing boards that regulate accountants, doctors, brokers, barbers and other trades don’t serve the public interest if regulated by themselves, the consumer advocates say.

“The State Bar is not long for this world,” Geragos predicted, “as presently constituted.”

Friday, May 22, 2015

Meet the Bill Maher From the Right Who is Changing Entertainment

Conservatives frequently complain there are not enough of us in show business, but that may be because they are overlooking some of their top talent. Evan Sayet, a former mainstream stand-up comic and writer for comedians like Bill Maher, has hosted The Right to Laugh for years, the longest running conservative commentary show in America. He is taking his show on tour around the country this year, with stops in Phoenix, Chicago, Boston and New York. Rush Limbaugh, Dennis Miller, Larry Elder and Dennis Prager all call him "brilliant." Hugh Hewitt describes him this way, “There’s funny, there’s VERY funny and then there’s Evan Sayet.” Michael Barone of U.S. News and World Report says, "Evan has crossed that line from 'funny to important.'"
Evan’s jokes pierce through the rhetoric, forcing people to think, as they hit the left both intellectually and emotionally,
"See, the idea of being a conservative is we try to better ourselves. Liberals spend their lives just being themselves. And you would think they would love the Catholics because you don’t even wait until you’re born to start being yourself. You were yourself in the womb. And you would think the liberals would love you for that, because, what is the womb? Basically, it’s a liberal paradise. Right? Basically, you’re sitting in a hot tub, feeding off of somebody else. They should love babies in the womb, instead of wanting to abort them."
I had the chance to interview Evan this weekend and was surprised at some of the things he told me about conservatives in entertainment. Since the younger generations are increasingly interested in entertainment, conservatives need to start making more inroads there. I asked Evan how we can get more conservatives interested in becoming entertainers, and he said that wasn’t the problem. There are plenty of conservative entertainers, the problem is we’re not supporting them. Unlike the left, conservatives are more likely to have families, so they tend to be busier with family events, church, etc., blowing off our entertainers.

Read the rest of the article at Townhall

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Phoenix Federalist Society presents "Little Pink Houses: The Kelo Decision and Its Impact on Us and Our Future" June 17

Start : Wednesday, June 17, 2015 09:00 AM
End : Wednesday, June 17, 2015 02:00 PM

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The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 North Scottsdale Road
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Featured Speakers:
Christina Sandefur
Steve Greenhut
Mark Brnovich
Tim Keller
Session 1
From New London to Jerome, There's No Place Like Home: Post-Kelo Property Rights - Christina Sandefur
Session 2
Eminent Scam: How Central Planners Run Roughshod Over Property Rights - Steve Greenhut, columnist -- U-T San Diego
Session 3
Keynote Address  - Attorney General Mark Brnovich
Session 4
Debate -- After Kelo: Next "Frontiers" in Private Property Rights - Tim Keller, Institute for Justice, & Cameron Artigue, Gammage & Burnham with moderator Kory Langhofer, Phoenix Fed Soc Vice President
Registration details: Register for the Event HERE.
3.5 hours of CLE offered.  Lunch included.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Conservative comedian Evan Sayet coming to Phoenix on May 27th!

If you haven't seen Evan Sayet's comedy yet, you are missing out. Raised as a Jewish liberal in New York, he saw the light and is now a conservative political comedian, who performs comedy at some of the biggest events in the country. Tickets are only $20, click here to purchase. He'll be coming to Chicago, Boston and New York next in June. Rush Limbaugh, Dennis Miller, Larry Elder Dennis Prager all call him "brilliant." I've already bought my tickets, see you there!

Watch a nine minute clip of his comedy routine below.

Friday, May 8, 2015

I will be on Main Street Out Loud with Rudi tomorrow to discuss politics

Welcome to Main Street

  "The premier political and issue driven talk show on weekend radio" 

For May 9, 2015
This Saturday Afternoon
On Radio and Live Streaming on the 'Net'  

IT SUBSIDIZES THEM"--Pres. Ronald Reagan  

Depending on government to solve things, only makes people dependent on government.  People look to Washington, D.C. for solutions and blame D.C. for the failure and inaction to rid the nation of problems that we have long endured.  These conditions have grown and manifested themselves into epic proportions that threaten the mere existence of a nation that was formed by our founding fathers and, in time,  became the greatest nation on earth.
The politicians that guide government today, for good or bad, do so with the consent of the people.  It is the people that go to the polls and vote for the individuals that sit in the legislative branch to create laws that are passed and dictate the path we follow.  If we are unhappy with Washington, D.C., we must also be disappointed in ourselves.  Continuing to send the same people back to D.C. and expecting change is as sane as continually planting radishes and expecting lettuce to grow.
There comes a time when Americans need to step up and take a stand FOR AMERICA.  When you consider the issues within our nation, when you take a cold, hard look at what is happening to our country (from the inside), when you are not afraid to see the truth---you must know that time has come--it is now.
If you do not stand, if you are not willing to make yourself heard and aren't willing to back your words with action---then who do you suggest should take your place?  If not you---who?

President Reagan's words are most fitting for the conditions in and of America today: 
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.  From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden."


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Monday, April 27, 2015

Legal defense fund started for targeted conservative attorney and blogger Rachel Alexander

Michelle Malkin said about what happened to Rachel Alexander:

"Make no mistake: This is just another nasty battle in the Left’s long war to marginalize, demonize, and criminalize conservative dissent. The selective protection of free speech is unconscionable. The freedom to blog is under assault on so many fronts. It has to stop."

This legal defense fund was started due to friends shocked at what happened to Rachel Alexander, a conservative attorney, writer and former editor of a gun magazine - simply because she is a well-spoken conservative attorney who writes political articles and briefly represented Sheriff Joe Arpaio as one of his attorneys in 2010. 

This could happen to any of us on the right. State Bar associations and the judiciary are almost monolithically controlled by the left, as many of you know, even in red states like Arizona where Rachel lives. The legal system was abused to terrorize her and destroy her life, in one of the most egregious witch hunts I have ever seen. She is now in her sixth year of being targeted with no end in sight to the legal costs and defamatory media articles. The corrupt county government will not pay for an attorney, so she must come up with the money herself. Rachel could have caved in and ran, but she's not stopping until the corruption is cleaned out of Maricopa County, the Arizona State Bar and judiciary.

Please read her story, spread the word or donate whatever you can. Her friends would like to raise enough money to cover her legal costs. Rachel has started using her writing for Townhall and other well-read publications to expose the horrendous abuses against conservatives - both lawyers and nonlawyers -  around the country through misuing the legal system: Dinesh D'Souza, Rick Perry, Bob McDonnell, Tom DeLay, Ted Stevens, Sheriff Arpaio and conservative bloggers to name a few. Let's keep that ball rolling! 

Click here to read Rachel's horrific story

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GOP headquarters in Phoenix hit with 'Primary McCain' posters

Not sure how I feel on open v. closed primaries, but here is the article about the effort. Momentum is building and the candidate to replace him is Rep. Kelli Ward.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This Saturday: "Candidates & Cocktails" at The Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl on April 18th

Politics on the Rocks

RSVP Today on Facebook!Politics on the Rocks and Scottsdale Nights are proud to present "Candidates & Cocktails" at The Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl on Saturday, April 18th 2:00 PM at Scottsdale Stadium located at 7408 E. Osborn Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Come mingle with the Valley of the Sun's top political leaders in an exciting environment. Watch Travis Bagent, World's Best Arm Wrestler (As Seen On ESPN & Showtime) take on Politics on the Rocks President, Charles A. Jensen and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Watch Arizona State University take on Ohio State University in a rugby match. 
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Here is a line up of the days events:
Gates open at 9:30am with the first match at 10:00am.
  • 3:00 PM: #10 ASU vs. Ohio State
  • 2:45 PM: “Warning Track” Fashion Show
  • 1:00 PM: Grand Canyon University vs. USC
  • 11:00 AM: AZ High School Championship
  • ALL DAY: World Arm Wrestling League Featuring The World’s Best, Travis Bagent, As Seen On ESPN & Showtime
We look forward to seeing everyone at The Rugby Bowl on Saturday, April 18th!

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