We Are Change AZ behind AR-15 Incident

Hat tip to Gila Courier for chasing down the truth on the gentleman who carried the AR-15 assault weapon at the Obama protest.

Here is the video the guys at WeAreChangeAZ shot of the “incident.”

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“Chris” who wore the AR-15 is a Libertarian and ardent defender of the 2nd Amendment.

One interesting confirmation is during the video clip there is an exchange between a blond woman and Chris. You will see her refer to her feeling and how the big black gun makes her feel uncomfortable. This is a classic example of how the liberal worldview is driven by emotions and not logic.

NEWS RELEASE: Bundgaard Snags Arpaio Endorsement

Adding to an endorsement list that already has Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas on it, former State Senator Scott Bundgaard has added the ultimate endorsement prize, Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio has been a long-time supporter of Bundgaard and they share a commitment to winning the fight against illegal immigration.

The LD4 Senate seat will be open as a result of term-limits. Bundgaard had held the seat prior to the election of current Senator Jack Harper, and he has spent the last eight years working in the private sector. A former top-ranked Friend of the Taxpayer, Bundgaard has promised to bring his pro-taxpayer, pro-family, pro-Constitution ideology back to the Legislature.

“I’m extremely grateful for the Sheriff’s endorsement and his offer of help. I plan to make the most of both!” said Bundgaard.

2nd Amendment Still In Effect in Phoenix

This news item off Breitbart.com. “Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest”

Although I will neither confirm nor deny the presence of an AR-15 in my household, I will confirm that I did not have one of these on my person at today’s protest.

The money quote in the news article was:

The man with the rifle declined to be identified but told The Arizona Republic that he was carrying the assault weapon because he could. “In Arizona, I still have some freedoms,” he said.

*******UPDATE ON THIS POST*******

The video of the man carrying the AR-15 without a doubt, shows the man standing among Obama supporters. In fact, as you can see in the photo below, someone behind him is wearing a SEIU t-shirt. The man was NOT with the conservative protesters but rather a member of the Pro-Obama protesters

And in yet another update, JD Hayworth’s show is reporting that the man carrying the AR-15 may indeed be a Libertarian member who decided to move amongst the Obama supporters.

Phoenix Taxpayer Protest – Video Coverage Now Up!

Thanks to a great crowd of citizen activists who took the morning off to make it down to the ever-so-convenient-to-park downtown Phoenix to participate in the protest against the government health care rationing bill. Although the One didn’t grace us with his majesty, we let him know how we felt about his political agenda.

The videos are now going up on our YouTube Channel. Please feel free to visit them and subscribe to our channel.

Special thanks to American for Prosperity, Smart Girl Politics and all the Tea Partiers!

Here is a video clip of Tom Jenney, organizer extraordinaire, kicking off the protest at the corner of 2nd Street and Adams.

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Overheard at Today’s Rally: LA Ringers Ride In

by Gayle Plato

While standing in a shady spot, next to the Light Rail ramp, I met a lovely lady wearing the big O t-shirt, Obama’s campaign logo, carrying a Health Insurance Reform Now hand sign printed up by Organizing for America.  We smiled and after I complimented her great purse, she asked about places to eat in Phoenix. “Oh, you’re not from here,” I asked.

The lady went on to say she was from Los Angeles.  I said I was also at the rally up the block, and she noted my t-shirt for Smart Girl Politics.  She didn’t know of us and I said it is all about real feminism and getting women active in political action locally and nationally.  She was so thrilled.  When she asked if I came in from LA,  I said, no I rode a van here and that I’m from the area.

I asked, “Were you on that big bus there I see?” She explained that she and her two sisters came in as they wanted to meet President Obama and wanted to be at the VIP event today. It seemed that she and her sisters were encouraged to attend as they were to be VIPs and that only the dedicated true devotees were invited to ride in to Phoenix for the rally.

I recommended some good spots to eat,  and noted that I respected her passion for politics. Just then, a friend saw me, gave me a hug with a large NObamacare sign in her hand.  We talked and the Light Rail started pulling up by the shade spot I copped.  Mrs. O-shirt glared, she asked: ” What exactly is Smart Girl Politics?  Didn’t you say you’re a feminist? ”

I am!  I believe in women standing up for and loving our families, our individual freedoms, and limited government.  I believe in the original feminists who stood up as moms and smart women wanting the vote and the right to be equally heard.”

Okay, I have the lil speech memorized as I say it often, to lots of women, and I am certain of my conviction.   I liked this gal and I knew we agreed on shoes and bags.  Nonetheless, she felt I had lied to her.  I could tell.  I never said I was supporting her cause of Obama’s socialization of programs. I just wanted to get out of the heat!   Correct me if I am wrong,  I paid for the Light Rail too thank you!  I can lean on it all I want.  I even decided to ride it a way and listen in to the rhetoric of the crowd.

After riding to Central and Camelback, and I paid for a pass, none of them seemed to have stubs. I asked where all were from.  Easily 75% of the protesters, all liberals, were from out of state.  At least two groups of bus-riders, and many smaller caravans came in today.   All asked about the SGP shirt, much like Mrs. O.  I said the same things, rising up to scoot off at Camelback, and wish them all well.  As I stood to go, I heard one say, “Is she a Republican?”

I turned, holding on to the bar, ” You bet I am, and I live in Arizona, I paid for this train you’re riding on too.  [ Doors opened as I got off I finished my thought] Enjoy the Valley of the Sun and try not to get burned!”

For Wonks, Election 2010 has already begun!


SAFFORD, AUGUST 12, 2009: Surrounded by her hometown friends, Brenda Barton officially
announced her candidacy for the Arizona State Legislature from District 5. Brenda is seeking the seat that will be vacated by Bill Konopnicki who is term limited. When asked about Bill, Brenda replied, “I’ll have some big shoes to fill.”

Brenda, a fifth generation Arizonian who’s family established Lee’s Valley in 1879, is no stranger to the issues or politics. She has worked the trenches as precinct committeemen, gathered candidate nomination signatures, and served for many years as an officer of the Graham County Republican Women.

Additionally Brenda has been nominated for her second term as Region Three Director of the Arizona Federation of Republican Woman. She is a graduate of the Leadership Institute, and most recently graduated from the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series. In 2008 she was elected an alternate delegate to the Arizona Republican State Convention, and was surprised when she was moved up to voting delegate. The district native enjoys a state wide network of political associates covering the spectrum from conservative to moderate in political views.

“There is no one-size-fits-all Republican. We are all Republicans. It is from our diversity and
respect for each other that we draw our strength.” (Brenda Barton 2007)