Sunday, July 24, 2016

To Oppose Marijuana Legalization or Not to Oppose?

For the most part, the authors over at Sonoran Alliance are pretty opposed to the legalization of recreational marijuana.

However, there is always an exception - and that "get-out-of-jail" card can be used when taking a shot at Senate President Andy Biggs.

Without criticizing or judging motives, the fact is that Sonoran Alliance has just recently become an anti-Andy Biggs' blog, and you can check the latest FEC reports in Arizona's Fifth Congressional District for a financial tie to one of the candidates in this heated primary.

The Tenth Amendment Center recently opined about 18 opportunities the Arizona Legislature had and squandered to reject federal power in 2016.

Two of them involved the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arizona - HB 2006 and HB 2007.

Sonoran Alliance probably looked at the title of the blog and the opening paragraph before narrowing its reach to take a shot  across the bow at the "U.S.S. Andy Biggs."


Our advice to the authors over at Sonoran Alliance would be to take a look at what's actually inside of an article/blog post before using it as an attack against an opponent.

After all, we wouldn't want anyone thinking that Sonoran Alliance was pro-marijuana legalization, now would we?

Keeping Up with Kelly Townsend

Kelly Townsend is usually a pretty reliable conservative vote and one who will stick to her principles and show respect to her fellow colleagues and constituents no matter what.

Until recently.

Townsend, feeling heat for turning on her fellow conservatives for helping to pass KidsCare out of the Arizona House of Representatives at the end of this last Arizona legislative session, has attempted to unload blame and misdirection to an easy target - Andy Biggs, running in one of the most competitive primaries across Arizona for Arizona's Fifth Congressional District to replace retiring Congressman Matt Salmon.

(If you remember, Andy Biggs stood courageously against the passage of this program during the last legislative session.)

Townsend has become unleashed and unhinged - mainly on her Twitter account - as she rants and rails against Andy Biggs on an almost daily basis. Townsend is also a known Justin Olson supporter.

One of the most bizarre series of tweets, though, came when Townsend took her beef to an LD 16 constituent Deborah Geesling. Geesling is a warrior and advocate for the mentally ill, going to great and exhaustive lengths to lobby both at a state and a federal level for the protection and safe keeping of those who cannot as easily help themselves.

Mrs. Geesling rightly called out Representative Townsend for her outright slanderous statements directed towards Andy Biggs on social media. A Twitter debate broke out, where Townsend burst out with a tweet that she would later come to regret very much (the tweet appears to have been deleted by Townsend):


Mrs. Geesling has all the right in the world to express shock and dismay over what transpired on Twitter. It is reprehensible and utterly classless for a legislator of any body or jurisdiction to knowingly turn his or her political barbs and irrational anger to a constituent in a public forum - in the way that Representative Townsend did on Twitter on July 21st.

July 21st showed the people of LD 16 that Representative Kelly Townsend has forgotten to whom she answers to and serves. She apparently has been in the legislature too long and becoming too content with establishment legislators who serve only themselves and their interests.

Kelly Townsend should, at the very least, apologize for lashing out in anger to her constituent Deborah Geesling. Perhaps a beer summit should be proposed and accepted by both parties to mend fences?

(More to come on the Kelly Townsend fiascos.)

Andy Biggs on TV - "Right One"

Can you believe that we are ten days from early ballots dropping into mailboxes across Arizona?!

In case you have missed it - here is the television commercial from the Andy Biggs' campaign - currently showing across the East Valley-based district. Great spot from a fantastic candidate who will continue Matt Salmon's fight to shake up the Washington DC establishment!


Trent Franks and Matt Salmon Oppose Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Recently, two of Arizona's distinguished U.S. Congressmen - Representative Trent Franks and Representative Matt Salmon - came out publicly to oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana. This measure received more than a sufficient number of signatures to refer it to the November ballot in Arizona and barring legal action, it will be up to the Arizona voters to send it to the political abyss where it truly belongs.

Watch these videos from the Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy to see why Trent Franks and Matt Salmon oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arizona:


A Tale of Two Stringers

Just who is David Stringer?

He might remind you of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. Not a long and transparent paper trail before the nomination to the high court - but confirm him to see what you are buying. That worked out well, right?

Or he might remind you of Obamacare. Pass it - then you can see what's inside. It's the thought and the surprise that counts, eh?

Social conservatives are in for a real treat if and when David Stringer fulfills his lifelong dream of getting elected to well....something.

Right now, he's pursuing elected office for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District One. His website - www.votestringer.com - has undergone major changes since he started running months ago. One of the most substantive changes came not from addition, but from subtraction.

The "About" section of VoteStringer.com originally read: "Stringer describes himself as a conservative on fiscal matters with libertarian leanings on some social issues." However that text has since been scrubbed from the site. See the screenshot below for the original text on the site page.

Just what "libertarian leanings on some social issues" did David Stringer refer to when he authored or approved this language on his own website? Is he a libertarian on life issues? Maybe religious freedom? Perhaps school choice?

This will definitely pique the interest of Cathi Herrod and the Center for Arizona Policy as they watch this race heading into the Arizona primary elections.

Why did Stringer scrub that language from his website? What might he be trying to hide?

Is he trying to skate through the election so that voters of LD 1 can find out who he really is afterwards?

More questions remain answered than unanswered with the curious candidacy of David Stringer. Voters had better educate themselves to determine which David Stringer is the real one - the one who will actually show up to work from January to May for the next two years - before they end up with serious buyers' remorse.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

David Stringer Doesn't Know Yavapai County

Primary elections across the state are heating up as we march towards the month of August. One of these races is up in (for the most part) Yavapai County in Legislative District One for the Arizona House of Representatives. Two seats in the Arizona House are up for grabs - Noel Campbell is the incumbent; Chip Davis and David Stringer are also running in the Republican primary.

Chip Davis' candidacy has been previously discussed on this blog. He is a solid conservative Republican, who will do the district proud in the Arizona House of Representatives. Noel Campbell, the incumbent, has been a fairly reliable vote for conservatives in the House and LD 1 voters would do well to send him back to the Arizona Legislature.

David Stringer, however, is an entirely different story. LD 1 Republicans are finding out more and more that they cannot trust him, nor do they have confidence that he has been transparent about his past history.

Take for example - how long he has lived in the county. On Stringer's nomination paper, he notes that he has resided in Yavapai County for three years.



Three years?! That's it?!

Chip Davis, on the other hand, has resided in Yavapai County for thirty years according to his nomination paper.

Chip Davis knows Yavapai County, which takes up a majority of Legislative District One. He understands the needs of rural Arizona and what is needed in a Representative from his region. Thirty years have taught him what he needs to know to take to the Arizona Legislature to be a true and authentic representative of his constituents.

David Stringer doesn't know Yavapai County. His length of residency in the county proves that he would go to the Arizona Legislature and quickly fall into the trap of representing the "state of Maricopa County" (as many in rural Arizona like to quip). Before running for such an important and influential position, perhaps David Stringer should live in Yavapai County for a bit longer - get to know its values, its people, and its needs.

Chip Davis knows Yavapai County. David Stringer doesn't. Voters are taking note and will render their verdict by August 30th.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Don Stapley: Friend of Democrats

Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District is regarded as one of the top 50 most-conservative districts in the entire country. With Congressman Matt Salmon retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives after his current term ends, four individuals have put their names into the hat to replace Salmon in Congress.

Former Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley is one of those four individuals who have come forward to succeed Salmon in the U.S. House. Stapley is generally well known in the district – for both his service and his storied family name (though much of his name ID is not positive by any stretch of the imagination). One would wonder why Don Stapley stepped forward to run for Congress with all of the landmines that he has sown for himself throughout the years of his (self) service.

One of those landmines being that Stapley contributed money ($1000, to be exact) to the campaign of a liberal Democrat running for Congress in 2014. Yes – you read that right. Don Stapley contributed $1,000 to his former pal Mary Rose Wilcox when she ran for the U.S. House of Representatives.

The same Mary Rose Wilcox who supported ObamaCare.

The same Mary Rose Wilcox who supported the pro-illegal immigrant DREAM Act.

And the same Mary Rose Wilcox who supports the expansion of gun control.

Don Stapley will probably tell you now on the campaign trail that he opposes ObamaCare, opposes the DREAM Act, and vehemently opposes expansion of gun control. But actions speak louder than words. And Don Stapley’s actions tell voters of Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District just what they need to know about him.


Don Stapley isn’t one to be trusted. The more voters of AZ-05 find out about the real Don Stapley, the more they will reach that same conclusion.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Video: Phoenix Police Pepper Spray BLM Protesters


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

How State Bars Are Taking Down Conservative Attorneys

Arizona bar disciplinary judge William O'Neil
State bars across the country have become havens for the left in recent years, increasingly used to target conservative attorneys. With deep pockets — due to the exorbitant amount of dues they charge attorneys in order to practice law — it is impossible to fight back once targeted. More than half of state bars are mandatory, which means they are unavoidable if you want to practice law. This is very disturbing, considering many of these states have right-to-work laws. Why are attorneys required to join a union?

Arizona has one of the most corrupt state bars in the country. Many attorneys have lost their jobs, reputations and livelihoods, in large part due to the Arizona bar's Disciplinary Judge William O'Neil. Arizona is a conservative state, but the left controls the legal system here. They have put in their guy O'Neil, a Democrat, who apparently does whatever they say. He particularly seems to go after conservative attorneys. And even if he just suspends a conservative attorney for a brief period of time, he usually finds some technical reason to never let them back into the practice of law.

It has started to hurt business in Arizona, since fewer people are risking becoming attorneys in the state, as word about his draconian rulings has spread. One frivolous bar complaint?  Your entire career could be destroyed. Several sites have popped up exposing the Arizona bar recently, including Working for a Better Bar and Judges Gone Wild. Legislation has been introduced over the last two years to reduce the bar’s power and make it non-mandatory.

Hardly anyone dares to stand up to O’Neil — because he can ruin any attorney or judge, as the disciplinary judge over all licensed attorneys in the state.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

McCain’s Arizona Grassroots Action PAC made a “huge” mistake … And probably handed the 2016 Primary Election to Kelli Ward


By Bill Heuisler

John McCain’s millions in corrupt campaigns have been funded by “Arizona Grassroots Action PAC” (GAPAC) for years. And Arizona (AZ) Senator McCain apparently thinks we (home-state Arizona Republican Constituents) are really stupid.               Most of us voters are becoming aware many Senate Primary campaigns are exercises in casual contempt for the voters.  And old frauds like McCain know they can easily win reelection by first diluting, and then smearing primary opposition.      But now, as they smear Kelli Ward for McCain, AZ Grassroots Action PAC is wasting McCain millions on obvious lies.
First, McCain’s PAC says Kelli Ward (a long-time Military Wife) is undermining our military. That is just plain stupid.      Second, McCain’s PAC says Kelli Ward opposed bills funding our US military. That is impossible and fatally stupid.  1) Most AZ Republicans know Mike Ward is a serving Colonel in the AZ National Guard and former US Air Force officer.    2) We Voters all know Kelli Ward was a STATE SENATOR and could not ever vote on FEDERAL Military Spending Bills.      
McCain’s GAPAC thinks AZ Voters do not know the difference between State Lawmakers and US Federal Lawmakers.
So GAPAC is now flooding Internet, TV radio and print with proof of McCain’s gross ineptitude and dishonesty.

McCain’s AZ Grassroots Action PAC has bribed, purged, defrauded, threatened, lied and smeared many Republicans.
In 2010 GAPAC paid off a decoy Republican’s mortgage and then smeared his real primary opponent, J.D.Hayworth.
In 2014 GAPAC paid to purge hundreds of Republican Precinct Committeemen who had voted to censure John McCain.         
In 2015 GAPAC covered up fraud and dispersal of $50,000 stolen from Republicans at a Scottsdale resort by McCain-spoiler-Meluskey’s Campaign Director, PT Burton and two other Meluskey Campaign members, Bergman and Frewa.          In 2016 GAPAC hired lawyers to sue an annoying McCain-Meluskey critic who was spreading the truth to AZ voters.    
In 2016 GAPAC is anonymously smearing Kelli Ward, distorting her record and insulting voters with ineptly obvious lies.      
In 2016 GAPAC is charged with FEC & US Senate ethics complaints by “Arizonans for Transparent Elections” or (ATE).        In 2016 GAPAC made illegal (no return address) political mailings with anonymous, fictional smears against Kelli Ward. McCain’s GAPAC  treacherously spends most of its out-of-state millions against Republicans – see the numbers below.  (Click on “split by cycle”- see anti-Republican millions). http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00558445
 https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2016/05/16/watchdog-group-files-campaign-violations-ethics-complaint-against-senate-candidate-meluskey/    https://azdailyherald.com/2016/06/24/pro-mccain-pac-is-neither-arizonan-or-grassroots/

An FEC 15-page report of Virginia-based GAPAC’s recent filing (1/1/16 to 3/31/16) shows GAPAC’s devotion to the Ultra Left. One example: Gregory Wendt (a billionaire San Francisco Obama-donor) is listed there with hundreds of wealthy, out-of-state, leftist “McCain Friend” donors. (Wendt and wife Lisa have been generous McCain donors for decades). http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/350/201604149012420350/201604149012420350.pdf#navpanes=0
John McCain’s AZ Grassroots Action PAC has done more damage to AZ Republicans than the AZ Democrats have done.     But this year McCain’s sleazy Left Wing GAPAC screwed up badly and has probably cost him his 30-year Senate Seat.                                                             
This crucial year, 2016, McCain’s Alexandria Virginia Super PAC made disastrously revealing factual mistakes that prove  John McCain thinks AZ Voters don’t know the difference between State Lawmakers and Federal Lawmakers. John McCain’s nasty ads show the offhanded careless malice McCain exhibits in most of his endeavors. But these ads also show his AZ Grass Roots Super PAC’s ignorance and reveal how McCain’s DC staff thinks his AZ voters are really stupid. http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/248414/mccain-using-obama-san-francisco-donor-purge-daniel-greenfield 
McCain hoped we voters wouldn’t notice. But we did.
Sorry about repeating info from other reports, but this Grassroots Action PAC mistake will probably sink John McCain.     So, In case some of your voter friends aren't paying full attention, spread the word about John McCain’s fatal screw up. When all our voter friends give a thought or two about McCain’s attempted smear… they will vote for Kelli Ward.

Bill Heuisler, Marine Vet, Author of 3 books, former Tucson Cop and Arizona DPS licensed Investigator over thirty years.