Archives for February 14, 2012

ICYMI: Jim Parisi interview with CD-8 congressional candidate, Col. Martha McSally

In case you missed it, here is the recent interview of retired USAF Colonel Martha McSally by Jim Parisi. McSally is running for congress in Southern Arizona’s CD-8 special election.

Watch live streaming video from jimparisishow at

McSally also appeared in a 60 minutes interview:

And here is her announcement video:

Guess the Liberal!








This is a game of GUESS THE LIBERAL. Read the votes below and see if you can guess who the liberal is who casted all of the following votes. Hint: this particular liberal is fairly prominent in the national news and mainstream media. If you watch at all you hear this liberal’s name every day right now.

I have selected a SMALL sub-set of this liberal’s liberal votes.  There are far, far more and they are all cross referenced and linked to voting history!  … as you will see under the link provided below.

The answer is at the very bottom of this post. BUT DONT CHEAT!
Make sure to scan all these votes and guess the liberal before you look at the answer.

★Defense and Foreign Policy
-Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
-Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines
-Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
-Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
-Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
-Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program

-Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
-Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge  (<— WOW!!!)
-Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN
-Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge

-Voted against National Right to Work Act
-Voted against Repal of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
-Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
-Voted for Job Corps funding
-Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
-Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
-Voted for minimum wage increases six times
-Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
-Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
-Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.

-Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
-Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device
-Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.
-Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
-Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.

-Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.
-Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
-Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
-Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.

-Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators
-Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens
-Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
-Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.
-Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.

-Voted against a flat tax.
-Voted twice for internet taxes.
-Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
-Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
-Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
-Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
-Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
-Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.

-Voted against food stamp reform
-Voted against Medicaid reform
-Voted against TANF reform
-Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
-Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

-Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
-Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
-Voted to increase NIH funding by $700 million
-Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
-Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
-Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
-Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
-Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
-Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
-Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

★Spending and Entitlements
-Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
-Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
-Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

★Health Care
-Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
-Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
-Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.

-Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
-Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.

-Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
-Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.

-Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

The name of this liberal is RICK SANTORUM.

This link contains more of his liberal votes as well as linked proof for each of them.

Teaparty, y’all!


Time to pass the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act of Arizona!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2012
CONTACT: Billy Cody

On Thursday, February 16, 2012 the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a national pro-life organization, will join Arizona pro-life leaders at two press conference outside Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Glendale and Tucson to call for the passage of Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act of Arizona that will defund America’s largest abortion provider in the state. The “Women Speak Out: Defund Planned Parenthood” press conferences will be led by former Congresswoman and SBA List Vice President of Government Affairs, Marilyn Musgrave and will include local pro-life leaders.

City: Glendale, AZ 
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Location: Glendale Planned Parenthood Clinic
5771 W. Eugie Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304 (map)

City: Tucson, AZ 
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM MT
Location: Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood Clinic
Corner of Grant Rd. & Wyatt Ave., Tucson, AZ 85712 (map) 


  • Marilyn Musgrave, Former Congresswoman, SBA List Vice President of Gov. Affairs
  • Cathi Herrod, President, Arizona Center for Policy (Glendale)
  • Brooke Burns, Education Director, Arizona Right to Life (Glendale)
  • Brenda Kilhoffer, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life of Goodyear (Glendale)
  • Linda Diamond, Coordinator, Rachel’s Vineyard (Glendale)
  • Patricia Palmer, 40 Days for Life of Chandler (Glendale)

“Planned Parenthood is a profit-driven, abortion-centered business and no friend of women and young girls,” said Rep. Marilyn Musgrave. “Across the country pro-life American taxpayers are standing up to say: we will no longer foot the bill for America’s largest abortion provider at the expense of authentic healthcare for women. We call on Congress and the Arizona state legislature to defund Planned Parenthood of all taxpayer dollars immediately.”

The press conferences come a day after Chuck Donovan, President of the SBA List’s education and research arm, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, will testify before the Arizona state legislature in favor of the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act (HB 2800). The bill is based on model legislation developed by the SBA List and the Alliance Defense Fund, which prioritizes family planning funds away from abortion-centered businesses like Planned Parenthood to groups that better serve women.

Arizona Right to Life, Center for Arizona Policy, East Valley Pro-Life Alliance, 40 Days for Life, Silent No More Awareness Campaign, American Life League of Arizona, and Students for Life of America are also co-sponsoring Thursday’s press conferences.

The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of more than 365,000 Americans dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.


Let’s Open the Door to Compassionate Volunteers

By Diane Cohen

As you read this, hundreds of doctors and other health care professionals are ready to come to Arizona to provide free medical care for those in need. They are volunteers from around the country, who pay their own travel, room and board so that they can donate their skills over the course of several days at free medical clinics.

These volunteers do not need government funding or reimbursements. They do not care if those they serve have insurance, because they would not take it anyway. The only thing these volunteers need is for the government to get out of the way by allowing them to come to our state to serve.

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is one such group, which brings together medical professionals to serve in free medical clinics in the United States and around the world. RAM provides everything from free diabetes screening to dental surgery, vision tests, free eyeglasses and even veterinary care, to those in America’s inner cities, rural areas and on reservations.

Since 1985, RAM’s thousands of volunteers have treated more than half a million people through more than 660 free medical clinics.

Stan Brock, RAM’s iconic and inspirational founder, dreams of a world where people help each other, “just because they can,” but says the biggest obstacle to providing free care is not the lack of volunteers, but their inability to cross state lines and donate their expertise due to restrictive state licensing laws.

Inspired by RAM, Senator Nancy Barto introduced SB 1189, which would amend Arizona law by providing a temporary exemption from our licensing laws to volunteer medical providers who are licensed in good standing in other states. The law would also open the door for other, similar charitable organizations to aid Arizonans.

A committee hearing will be held on the bill this Wednesday, February 15, at 2 p.m., in Senate Hearing Room 1. With its passage, Arizona would join Illinois and Tennessee, which have passed similar laws.

Let’s open our doors to that which makes America great: its people, who more than any government ever could, want to help others just because they can.

Diane Cohen is a senior attorney for the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation.

Learn more:

Arizona Legislature: Contact your legislator to share your opinion on this bill

Remote Area Medical: RAM Website

CBS News: 60 Minutes profile of RAM

Governor Jan Brewer Statement on Arizona’s 100th Birthday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2012
CONTACT: Dockendorff

Wishing Arizona a Happy Centennial

“On February 14, 2012, Arizona will celebrate the most historic and significant milestone of its statehood.

“It’s hard to believe it has been exactly one century since President Taft’s signature declared Arizona the 48th and last contiguous state in the Union. Many people doubted that our remote Western territory would ever grow into a thriving state – renowned for its cultural and natural beauty, high quality of life and remarkable economic and educational opportunities.

“But if one thing is certain, it is that Arizonans are determined. Our people are Western strong. With the Centennial upon us, let us proudly celebrate the obstacles we have overcome, the progress we have made and the opportunities we have created over the past 100 years. Let us also celebrate the years still to come. There is a bright future that awaits.

“May God continue to bless and protect you and your families, our 100-year-old State of Arizona and the United States of America.”