Archives for October 2006

Jeff Chimene Used “Dietary Orientation” Defense

EspressoPundit has posted on the race in legislative district 30 in which it was revealed that candidate Jeff Chimene was convicted for a domestic violence incident against a former girlfriend in 1990. While actually practicing the “rule of thumb” on his former girlfriend, Chimene blamed the domestic violence tendencies on his diet.

Chimene said the woman intentionally tried to anger him, and his low blood sugar made him irritable.

“I recognize what I have done, and I’ve done a lot to control my diet and things that led to that,” said Chimene, who expected the incident to come up when he decided to run for office.

Didn’t I recently post on this? As early as 1990, Chimene attempted to use the “dietary-orientation” argument to seek protection under the law. Unfortunately for Chimene, it didn’t hold enough weight on the scales of justice. But don’t be surprised if you start hearing this and hygenic-orientation in the years ahead.

Al Melvin Campaign Issues Press Release on Attack Mailer

Here is the press release issued by Captain Al Melvin regarding an attack piece ridiculing his service in the U.S. Navy:

Al Melvin for State Senate


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 26, 2006
For more information contact Al Melvin at (520) 429-8083    

Melvin Expresses Outrage at Attack Mailer
~ Calls on Democrat Opponent to denounce mailer ~

(Tucson) Beginning yesterday, voters in Legislative District 26 began receiving an ugly mail piece that mocked State Senate candidate Al Melvin’s military service.

Melvin, who retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1999 after 30 years of service, had earned the rank of Captain, and his military service played a positive role in his successful primary campaign.

Yet a group calling itself Moderates for an Accountable Democracy has mocked Melvin’s military service, drawing a cartoon of Melvin in uniform and referring derisively to him as “Cap’n” Melvin.

Moderates for an Accountable Democracy, a front group for 7 donors that draws the majority of its funding from a Democrat pro-abortion group called Arizona List (related to the national Emily’s List), also made a number of false accusations on the mailer.  Yet it was the treatment of Melvin’s military service that made him most upset.

“It was an honor for me to serve in the military” said Melvin “and it is shameful that these people lack the decency to treat the uniform with respect.”

Melvin has called upon his Democrat opponent, Charlene Pesquiera, to denounce the mailer and its treatment of his military background.

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Jim 1.jpg     Jim Kolbe makes the news again.

The normally loquacious Kolbe now has little to say to the press. (Click on the little video icon to play the tape.)

Now Brian Ross of ABC News gets in on the action.

Pro-Abortion Democrats funding “Moderates” front group.

20weeks.jpg      An independent expenditure committee has targeted Al Melvin with a hit-piece mailer. It says that it is paid for by Moderates for an Accountable Democracy. The group was registered on September 29, 2006. The chairman is Peter Hormel and the treasurer is Diane Diamond.

     The front group, Moderates for an Accountable Democracy, has received a few individual donations. Diane Diamond  $100; JoJene Mills $1,000; Thomas Chandler $500; Don Martin $1,000; William Risner $250; and Terrence Jackson $200. By far the largest contribution, $5,000, came from Arizona List. On their web site they call themselves “A Political Committee for Pro-Choice Democratic Women in Arizona.” They sound more like partisan activists than moderates. What is it about their abortion on demand agenda that causes them to fund attacks against Republican’s through front groups instead of directly. The top five names listed on the Honorary Board of Arizona List are Janet Napolitano, Raul Grijalva, Rose Mofford, Terry Goddard, and Gabrielle Giffords.

     One recent supporters of Arizona List is Lena Saradnik who is currently running for the house in LD 26. Another big supporter is Steve Quinlan of Long Realty. Steve is also a major contributor to Arizona Together and has given them over $20,000. Arizona Together is the anti traditional marriage group chaired by bi-sexual state representative Kyrsten Sinema. Barbara Lawall is another Arizona List supporter. Molly McKasson, Francine Shacter, and Don Martin. I wonder if that is the same Don Martin who gave $1,000 directly to the “Moderates” front group. Moderates is the last word I would use for this gang.

     Melvin may end up laughing all the way to the bank because this independent expenditure could trigger more matching funds from Clean Elections. To date Al has already received $21,952 in public financing just for the general election and more may be on the way. Another point in Melvin’s favor is that a huge part of the electorate has already voted days before the attack mailer was sent.

Wednesday 10-25-06, 10:00 pm

Rich Trial Lawyer’s wife targets Al Melvin.

David Diamond.jpg     District 26 resident are receiving hit a hit piece on Al Melvin sent by a group caller Moderates for an Accountable Democracy. The address listed on the mailer, 4850 N. Camino Escuela, belongs to David J. Diamond and Diane L. Diamond. According to documents filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office Diane Diamond is the treasurer of the independent expenditure committee. She shares the house with David J. Diamond a lawyer with the personally injury firm of Goldberg and Osborne. Al Melvin beat trial lawyer favorite Toni Hellon in the primary so it is not a surprise that the wife of someone involved with the American Trial Lawyers’ Association would go after him.

     Sonoran Alliance is just starting its investingation into this group and we will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

Wednesday 10-25-06, 4:50 pm

Update. The group targeting Melvin calls itself Moderates for an Accountable Democracy. Mr. Diamond does not appear to be much of a moderate. He gave money to Jim Pederson’s campaign on 1-5-06, to Gabby Giffords’ campaign on 6-12-06, and gave $1,000 to the Arizona Stare Democratic Central Executive Committee on 9-28-2004. Sound more like a Democrat activist.

This report has been modified due to updated information.

Marriage In The Hands of Renegade Judges

Janet Napolitano and Kyrsten Sinema 

Governor Janet Napolitano and State Representative Kyrsten Sinema at an event hosted by The Stonewall Democrats

Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court punt-faked when it stated that New Jersey must allow special rights to same-sex couples. In the 4-3decision Mark Lewis and Dennis Winslow, et al. v. Gwendolyn L. Harris, etc., et al., the high court of New Jersey stated, “Denying committed same-sex couples the financial and social benefits and privileges given to their married heterosexual counterparts bears no substantial relationship to a legitimate governmental purpose.” The court then punted the ruling back to the New Jersey Legislature to determine how exactly New Jersey will grant those rights.

For all Arizonan’s, there are a few immediate and urgent lessons here:

  1. Arizona must pass Proposition 107 if the definition of marriage is to remain between one man and one woman. Leaving the definition of marriage as it is currently defined under Arizona Revised Statutes allows it to be vulnerable to renegade judges. By passing Protect Marriage Amendment on November 7th, Arizona will codify the definition within our own constitution so no judge will be able to touch and pervert it.
  2. Homosexuals are using the “denial of benefits” argument to defeat and ultimately redefine marriage. Arizona’s Propostion 107 is not about denying benefits to anyone. In fact, their argument only applies to taxpayer-funded benefits and not to the private sector. If Proposition 107 fails, any person will be able to demand and receive benefits paid for by the taxpayer for any other person living with them. This would mean that Kyrsten Sinema could have any of her “partners” on the public dole.
  3. It is equally important to elect Len Munsil as Governor. If you don’t want the Arizona Supreme Court to pervert Arizona’s institution of marriage, you have to vote for Len Munsil. The Governor of Arizona appoints the justices to the Arizona Supreme Court. Imagine a second Napolitano administration giving the opportunity to leftist renegade judges to twist Arizona’s current definition of marriage. Electing Len Munsil as Governor will ensure our Supreme Court will honor and respect thousands of years of traditional marriage.

The ruling in New Jersey is a warning shot across the bow of Arizona’s ship of state. In the 13 days ahead, let’s all get out and work hard to pass Proposition 107 and elect Len Munsil so we don’t have to wake up on November 8th to a state of moral confusion.

Limbaugh refutes Democrat Lies on stem cells.

Rush.jpg     Listen here to Rush Limbaugh discuss the distortions going on in his home state of Missouri.

Wednesday 10-25-06, 9:08 am

Pro-Lifers Respond to Michael J. Fox Ad

The State of Missouri has a ballot measure that will create a right to human cloning should it pass. Proponents of the measure have brought in Michael J. Fox to sell the initiative to Missourians. As expected, Fox’s appearance is meant to emotionally charge voters to vote in favor of this dangerous law.

But pro-lifers are responding.

Here is the ad opposing the initiative which features such big names as Jim Caviezel, Patricia Heaton, Kurt Warner and Jim Suppan:

Democrats support using human life as spare parts.

embryo.jpg      Federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research is the wedge issue for the Democrats this year. Gabby Giffords is running an ad in the AZ CD-8 race. The issue is being used in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri. Claire McCaskill is has an ad featuring Michael J. Fox. Fox has been busy this year and also shows up in an ad in the Maryland Senate race. Nowhere in any of these ads do they use the words embryonic. Are they trying to hide something, say the truth? 

     Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are tragic diseases but politicizing them is not the solution. Paying to harvesting one life for another should not be the responsibility of the federal government. I wonder if embryonic stem-cell research (Frankenscience) is so promising why do we not let private companies do the research. Surly there must be an incentive for them if this technique will cure all these diseases. For sure if there was any potential the ethically unencumbered French would be all over this “cure.” 

     The truth is that embryonic stem-cell research has not shown much promise and the Democrats are using it as a political issue. They want to find some “good use” for all the aborted babies that keep pilling up each year. I wonder what the Democrats would say if a Republican ran an ad with a baby writhing in pain during a partial-birth abortion. They would probably accuse the Republican’s of using that as a wedge issue and demand to get back to “real issues.” 

Tuesday 10-24-06, 12:25 pm.

An astute reader pointed out that Loren Udall, in a DCCC ad, is now blaming J.D. Hayworth for her Lupus.

BTW  Looks like Len Munsil might actually want to win the Governor’s race. Many of us were waiting for him to put away the feather duster that he used in the debates. Looks like he finally did.

The Ballot Propositions.

     Many people are working on their mail in ballots this weekend. If you are one of those please read our irreverent Conservative’s Guide to the Propositions.