Arizonan Exceptionalism: A Conservative Voice in the Wilderness

By Kelly Townsend

Arizona continues to be a shining star in the midst of liberal darkness that shrouds our country. As we hear reports of inequality regarding the treatment of the Tea Party vs. the treatment of the Occupy protesters in Richmond and other locations, I wish to give thanks the leaders of our great State for their support and fair treatment of our groups over the last two and a half years.

Kelly Townsend

Not once have we received resistance to our events, been unduly denied permits or access to public areas, nor harassed in any manner. On the contrary, the City of Phoenix has provided police protection for our members and has provided freedom of expression of our first and second amendment rights. We have always felt free to express our message, even when it is alongside the violent opposition.

Indeed, Arizona has been a beacon for those wishing to lift their voices in protest, not only for the Conservative voice, but also for the law-breaking entitlement groups who hate our State and our country. When a group of illegal immigration proponents threw a large American flag on the State Capitol grounds, placed a toilet seat on it and instructed their children to stomp their dirty shoes over it in defiance of our laws, the Arizona Capitol police protected their 1st amendment rights as well.

Yes, here in Arizona you can wave your Mexican flag on the porch of the Capitol and declare that it is truly Mexico, not the United States, and get away with it. As abhorrent as that seems, it is the nature of Arizona to uphold the law and the rights of her people, even when it hurts. We applaud our great State, and offer her example to those officials in other parts of our great country who have forgotten what it means to respect the protection of the Constitution.

Kelly Townsend is Co-Founder of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party.


Representative Proud Calls On The City Of Tucson To Enforce Its Laws

CONTACT: Paul Boyer

Tucson, Arizona – “I’m calling on the City of Tucson to enforce the law. Just like every other group, Occupy Tucson has a right to protest so long as their activity falls under what the law allows for. Sadly, these protesters are openly violating the law by staying overnight in Armory park, not obtaining a permit to have an event, and violating the rules by not obtaining the required insurance necessary for the activities. Since there are multiple violations, I am now calling on the City of Tucson to order them into compliance and not give special privileges to Occupy Tucson. The City would not allow this for other protests or groups, so why should Occupy Tucson receive special favors?

And now it’s being reported this same group will camp out in foreclosed homes to prevent them from being cited or removed from the parks. If protesters seek to change park regulations, there is a process they can follow. In the meantime, the City cannot allow them to openly violate the law and only enforce the regulations when they feel like it.”

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More Silence from the Baja-Arizona Center for Civility in Public Discourse

Some light hearted  frivolity from the (union)  folks lurking in the background of the  Pearce recall effort.

Speaker’s Suggestion that Protesters Start Urinating on GOP Lawmakers Draws Applause, Laughter at Fighting Bob Fest

MacIver News Service | September 18, 2011

[Madison, Wisc…] Thousands of liberal political activists, gathered here Saturday for an annual conference, cheered and laughed as a speaker recounted the recent assault of a GOP lawmaker.

The crowd attending the Fighting Bob Fest also rejoiced at the suggestion that protesters, instead of dumping beer over the heads of Republicans, should urinate on them.

“This is Wisconsin, this is the place where you had some guy pour a beer on the head of a Republican State Senator?” said Fest speaker Greg Palast as the crowd erupted with cheers. “No, no, no, that’s all wrong. You can’t do that. That’s just wrong. I’m from New York. If you’re going to pour beer on a Republican, you have to drink it first.”

In audio of Palast’s speech posted online, the crowd can then be heard breaking out in loud and sustained cheers and laughter.

Madison Police on Friday cited Miles Kristan, commonly referred to as ‘Pink Dress Guy’ with disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred Wednesday evening. According to police reports, Kristan dumped a beer over State Representative Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and two of his colleagues GOP Reps Scott Suder (Abbotsford) and John Nygren (Marinette) at the Inn on the Park hotel bar and restaurant.

The incident has brought to a head concerns by conservatives in Madison that law enforcement there have not taken threats to public safety seriously. Many on the Left, however, have openly mocked the incident as humorous and minimal, although most of this has come in the form of facebook and twitter postings and none in such a public fashion as Palast, an author and freelance journalist, brazenly did on Saturday.

Hear the clip, which was posted on the liberal Democurmudgeon

Fighting Bob Fest is an annual gathering featuring progressive speakers, networking opportunities, and folk-style entertainment, according to organizers. Named after Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette, the event attracts thousands and had previously been held at the Sauk County fairgrounds but was moved to the Dane County Coliseum this year.

The line up of speakers included Democratic Congresswoman and US Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin of Madison, Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, John Nichols of the Capital Times and The Nation Magazine, former Congressman David Obey, US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Matt Rothchild of the Progressive magazine. According to press accounts attendees included Vos’ colleague State Representative Mark Pocan.

Ironically, earlier this year Pocan joined Vos in a call for more civility in Madison.

Pocan has not issued a statement regarding the assault on Vos, nor Palast’s comments that protesters should instead urinate on their political foes. As of press time neither has any of the speakers mentioned above.

The inciting comments and crowd reaction come one day after State Representative Steve Nass (R-Whitewater)  said he believed Madison law enforcement leaders are partially to blame for the escalation of disorderly and dangerous conduct by protesters in the Capitol city.

Nass believes that Madison Police Chief Noble Wray, Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney, Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne have been more interested in cooperating with protesters than enforcing the law.

“The problem is not with rank-and-file police officers. They have had enough, as well. Frankly, the problem rests squarely with the top law enforcement leaders that have let their partisan views interfere with the conduct of their offices,” Nass said.

Indeed, the beer incident of Wednesday night was not a spontaneous occurrence.

The MacIver News Service discovered a video, posted online, of Kristan and another protester harassing Representatives Vos and Suder just last week. In the video, which is apparently shot by Kristan and can be seen here, the representatives leave the Capitol and head over to check into the Inn on the Park. This video corroborates allegations that these two individuals have repeatedly harassed Vos, Suder and others.

“I am somebody and you will listen to me,” the agitator screams at one point in the six-and-a-half-minute video. Earlier, he warns that he was giving Vos “five business days to respond.”

The beer was dumped on Vos and the others five days after the video was posted.

Many conservatives share Nass’ concern that Madison authorities, while not mocking the incident as publicly as Palast, appear to be supportive of Kristan’s antics. Nass warns this casual attitude toward unrest could reach a boiling point.

In this exclusive video interview with the MacIver News Service, Nass said, “[I]f Madison law enforcement authorities don’t begin to crack down on the repeated and escalating harassment of lawmakers and staff “somebody is seriously going to get hurt…or killed.”

Tucson’s Mike Shaw video featured on Glenn Beck

Congratulations to Mike Shaw for having his video work featured on Glenn Beck’s show today. Beck was especially interested in Shaw’s revelation and coverage of former Colorado professor Ward Churchill who appeared in middle of the protest. Churchill, who was fired from the University of Colorado at Boulder because he referred to victims of the 9/11 attacks as “Little Eichmanns” was obviously in on the protests to orchestrate and organize the student protest.

Here is the video from Glenn Beck’s show:

Here is the video that Mike produced:

Leonard Clark wants to recall Carl Seel

Fresh from the Secretary of State’s Office, here is the latest moronic attempt by one Leonard Clark:

Mr. Clark obviously does not hold back how he really feels about Representative Seel when he calls him a racist and fascist for his “behavior against our President!”

Clark, who is a K-8 music teacher has given money to Democratic candidates including Paul Newman, Sandra Kennedy and District 6 Democrats, the same district Carl Seel represents.

Successful recall campaigns are very rare and with potential presidential candidates like Donald Trump firing up the electorate over the legitimacy validity of President Obama’s birth certificate, Clark’s recall effort is likely to fail in a heavily registered Republican district like LD-6.

Representative Carl Seel ought to take advantage of Mr. Clark’s futile recall effort and hold a fundraiser every week until the next election. Hell, The Carl ought to invite The Donald back to Arizona where they can explain the importance of following the US Constitution to the spirit and the letter of the law.


UPDATED: Uncivil Protest at Taxpayer Rally at the Arizona State Capitol

This is how the leftist operates. When was the last time you saw conservatives show up at a leftist rally blaring sirens, chanting, and toting “You’re a NAZI!” signs?

From the YouTube account P2012p:

“Uncivil anti-legal immigration activist and militant anarchist harass peaceable coalition of Pro-American, Pro-Arizonian Patriots meeting on Tax Day on the grounds of the Arizona State Capitol. Swastikas, Mexican Flags, Sirens, Mega-phones filled with foul mouth hate ridden shouts from a mob determine to disrupt and incite violence! It is all here!

How much you want to bet that you did not see this on your local news station?”

Maybe it’s time to identify these people and list their names here.


UPDATE – April 17th

Here is a mugshot of the individual arrested during the rally. His name is Timothy Ronald Coomer and is known as a Democratic agitator. Here is his mugshot available for viewing on the Maricopa County Sheriff’s website.

In the State of Oregon, leftist protesters also tried to shout down a Tea Party rally using the same tactics of vulgarity, profanity and anything but civil discourse. The Blaze has made video coverage of that event available.


Feet to the Fire at the Arizona Capitol – This Friday!

The Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity, along with allied Tea Party groups and policy organizations, is hosting a giant Feet to the Fire Tea Party from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on the evening of April 15, 2011. The event will take place on the House and Senate lawns at the Arizona Capitol, and will feature a meet-and-greet with elected officials on the lawns, beginning at 4:00 pm.

On Tax Day in 2009, we brought a crowd of over 7,000 people to the Arizona Capitol. Our goal was to let fed-up Tea Partiers know that the Arizona Legislature actually does have a core of solid fiscal conservatives. Thanks in large part to local Tea Party groups around the state, the Legislature now has even more conservatives. But we cannot simply trust them to do the right thing. On Tax Day in 2011, we must hold their Feet to the Fire.

Tentative FTF Program

4:00 – 6:00 pm Tea Party Meet & Greet on the Lawns with Elected Officials
6:00 – 6:15 pm Prayer, Pledge, and Introduction
6:15 – 6:45 pm Border Security
Sponsors: PAChyderm Coalition, AZ 2012 Project, Local Tea Parties
Speakers: Senator Russell Pearce, Sheriff Joe Arpaio
6:45 – 7:15 pm State Tax, Budget & Debt
Sponsors: AFP-Arizona, AZ Free Enterprise Club, NFIB-AZ, Local Tea Parties
Presentation of 2010 Jackelope Award to Rep. Judy Burges
Speakers: Sen. Andy Biggs, Rep. John Kavanagh
7:15 – 7:45 pm Defending Constitutional Freedom
Sponsors: AZ Citizens Defense League, Goldwater Institute, Local Tea Parties
Speakers: Goldwater Institute constitutional litigator Clint Bolick, gun rights activist Alan Korwin
7:45 – 8:15 pm Reforming Education & City Government
Sponsors: AFP-Arizona, Goldwater Institute, NFIB-AZ, Local Tea Parties
Speakers: Phoenix city councilman Sal DiCiccio, Senator Frank Antenori, school choice activist and former superintendent Jaime Molera, Arizona superintendent John Huppenthal
8:15 – 8:45 pm Federal Tax, Budget & Debt
Sponsors: AZ Free Enterprise Club, PAChyderm Coalition
Speakers: Congressman Jeff Flake (inv) & Congressman Trent Franks
8:45 – 9:00 pm FEET TO THE FIRE Send-Off
Music by Cartridge Family Band

Local Tea Party sponsors include: Arizona Tea Party Patriots Association, Casa Grande 912 Tea Party Patriots, Cave Creek Patriots Tea Party Posse, Crossroads with Van the Radio Man KXXT 1010 AM, Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots, Deer Valley Tea Party, East Valley Tea Party Patriots, Fountain Hills Tea Party, Glendale Tea Party Patriots, Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots, Original North Phoenix Tea Party, Patriot Action Network, Pink Slip Patriots, Red Mountain Tea Party, Smart Girl Politics, Surprise Tea Party, Tea Party Patriots of Scottsdale, Tea Party of Scottsdale AZ, Tempe Tea Party, We the Informed People, lots of local 912 groups, et al.



ICYMI: Tom Horne Harassed by La Raza

In case you missed it, this is the video of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne being harassed by a group of La Raza supporters.

The video was loaded up to a YouTube account under the name of “WhatABCs” which was created by David A. Morales. Mr. Morales is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona.

When Mr. Morales is not practicing applied mathematics, he is producing and writing independent films about sex, drugs and crime in addition to filming the harassment of elected officials.


Don’t let this happen at YOUR State Capitol!

If you don’t believe this could happen in Arizona, take a look at these photos of the last public employees protest that took place at Arizona’s Capitol:

The good news for Arizona conservatives and taxpayers is that many are now connected to the TEA Party network. When these photos were taken, it was January 2009 and the TEA Party Movement was weeks away from starting. It wasn’t until April 15, 2009 that Arizona taxpayers showed up at the Capitol to speak up for their rights. (see Tea Party rally below)

The lesson to be taken from this? If you’re not engaged in a TEA Party, this is an encouragement to get involved.

Don’t let what’s going on in Wisconsin happen here in Arizona!

Arizona Tea Party

Angry Right Wing Housewife: Shame on SEIU for Boycotting Arizona!

I have to hand it to Angry Right Wing Housewife. She is by far the boldest conservative community organizer activist in Arizona!

I’m guessing the Left doesn’t like it when conservatives run a play from Saul Alinsky’s playbook!