We’re Back! Meanwhile: Arizona Senate Hires Team to Audit 2020 Presidential Election in Maricopa County

The Arizona Senate leadership announced on March 31 that it has hired a team of independent auditors to complete a “comprehensive, full forensic audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, including a hand recount of all ballots.”

Showing ID is un-American, says Joe

The Trump campaign sued Arizona election officials last year, alleging irregularities in Maricopa County, a county he won in 2016. According to state-certified results, Biden won the county by just over 45,000 votes and barely won the state by a 10,457-vote margin. There were more than 2.2 million votes cast, Politico reported.

“After months of interviewing various forensic auditors, the Arizona Senate has found a qualified team consisting of Wake Technology Services, Inc., CyFIR, LLC, Digital Discovery, and Cyber Ninjas, Inc. to conduct the audit,” Senate President Karen Fann wrote in a press release issued by the Arizona Senate Republicans.

The Senate Republicans’ press release added the team will be led by Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based cybersecurity company that specializes in application security, working across financial services and government sectors.

“The audit will validate every area of the voting process to ensure the integrity of the vote,” the press release states. “The scope of work will include, but is not limited to, scanning all the ballots, a full manual recount, auditing the registration and votes cast, the vote counts, and the electronic voting system.”

A report will be issued at the conclusion of the audit, which is expected to take approximately 60 days, according to reports by the liberal Washington Examiner and conservative PJMedia.

“Our people need to be assured that the Senate and Maricopa County can work together on this audit, to bring integrity to the election process,” said Senate President Karen Fann. “As Board Chair Sellers and County Recorder Richer wrote in the Arizona Republic (newspaper) ‘a democracy cannot survive if its people do not believe elections are free and fair.’ They also acknowledge a significant number of voters want the additional assurance that a full forensic audit might bring. I look forward to continued cooperation.”

About the ‘We’re Back’ headline: MohaveGOP’s webmaster, who went on hiatus (no, not the Kennedy Compound) for medical reasons, returned on April 6.

Trump Acquitted in Second Impeachment Trial on Charge of Inciting Jan. 6 Capitol Riot; 16 Republicans Convicted of Backstabbing Conservatives

President Trump displays newspaper reporting on his first acquittal in Feb. 2020

President Trump holds newspaper reporting on his first impeachment acquittal Feb. 5, 2020, on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Former President Donald J. Trump was acquitted in a second impeachment trial on charges of inciting an insurrection for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, making him the first and only president in history to be impeached and acquitted twice.

A majority of senators found Trump guilty on Feb. 13 in a 57-43 vote, but the number fell short of the supermajority needed to convict the president. Had Trump been convicted, the Senate would have moved to bar the 45th president from holding federal office ever again.

Six Republican Senators joined all Democrats in voting to convict the former president. Previously, 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives joined Democrats in sending the impeachment charge to the Senate for trial.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who presided over the trial as judge and voted as a juror, announced the vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction (67 votes) and therefore Trump is “hereby acquitted of the charge.”

The acquittal means that as of now Trump can leave the door open to another White House bid in 2024, though several senators have indicated they may still try to bar him from office in a separate 14th Amendment measure.

Trump praised the victory, thanked his supporters and promised he’d soon emerge with a “vision for a bright, radiant, and limitless American future.”

Six Republican Senators evidently held their hatred of Trump in higher esteem than the interests of conservative voters who elected them. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) voted to convict Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection.

Votes to convict by Murkowski — at best, a nepotistic RINO elected with strong Democratic support — and envious failed presidential candidate “Mittens” Romney had been expected, but Cassidy’s vote was a surprise, even though he does not face a reelection challenge until 2026. Cassidy had initially sided with 43 other Republican senators in holding that the Senate had no power to try a president who was no longer in office; but he later flipped his position.

The Louisiana GOP voted to censure Cassidy after he voted to convict Trump.

Ten Republican House members previously joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump, making him the only president in American history to be impeached twice, albeit unsuccessfully.

Those 10 House Republicans who placed their hatred of the president over the nation’s interests were Representatives Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), John Katko (R-N.Y.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Jamie Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Peter Meijer (R-Mich.), Tom Rice (R-S.C.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), David Valadao (R-Calif.).

Is AOC Still Hiding from Those “Dangerous” Republicans?

It was recently revealed that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (R-Bartab, NY), who claimed her life was endangered by hordes of MAGA-hatted savages banging on her office door in the Capitol, Sen. Ted Cruz tried to murder her, a policeman (aka “facist Nazi”) came to her office door and scared her, yadda-yadda, is a fraud who — during a Jan. 6 protest that got out of hand — was actually in the bathroom of a building seven to 10 minutes away from the Capitol. Her story earned AOC the new nickname, Alexandria Ocasio-Smollett, and prompted her to appeal to the social media giants to stop people from being mean to her.

Now, the Babylon Bee has distributed its take on this saga:

AOC Recalls How She Barely Survived Terrorists Seizing Nakatomi Plaza

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a recent video, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recalled her harrowing experience at Nakatomi Plaza on the night terrorists stormed the building. She describes her near-death experience and what it was like trying to survive.

“I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die,” said AOC describing the events at Nakatomi Plaza. “Hans Gruber and his armed thugs took control of the building, and everyone was in a panic.”

The congresswoman said she was able to sneak away and hide behind a bathroom door for safety. “But suddenly a deranged, barefoot, and bloodied cop wearing a wifebeater came bursting into the bathroom,” AOC explained. “His presence just didn’t feel right to me. He had so much anger and hostility! He was carrying a gun on his back, and he wasn’t yelling like, ‘This is Nakatomi Police, this is Nakatomi Police.'”

“And like where was his partner?” she continued. “Nothing was adding up. I just know Ted Cruz was behind all of this and sent this man here to murder me and steal all of the bearer bonds.”

“Listen, Lady, I’m John McClane, but you gotta be quiet so I can get you out of here,” the cop said. 

But before he could explain more, Hans Gruber heard her shouting, and John McClane was forced to turn himself in. Gruber grabbed AOC and held her hostage once again. “This is the end for me,” AOC thought to herself, but then McClane saved the day by ripping the gun off his back and killing the terrorist and wounding Gruber. 

“And to make matters worse, Gruber fell back through the window, grabbing my wristwatch and nearly pulling me down with him. John McClane –without my consent — grabbed my arm and unclasped my watch, letting Hans Gruber fall to his death,” said AOC. “I’m lucky to be alive, and I may never recover from the trauma it caused.”

Ocasio-Cortez has called on the NYPD to be defunded based on McClane’s violent, aggressive behavior toward her.

Biden asks even the white supremacist Trump supporters to unite with Dems

Trump Advisor Says Former President Will Focus On Election Integrity

Jason Miller, a key Trump advisor, said that Trump wants to focus on voter integrity but that work will never take place in Washington, D.C. because Democrats don’t believe there is a threat to America’s elections. Instead, Trump is likely to work with individual states and state legislatures to create reforms. 

The day after boarding Air Force One with the Trump family on their venture from Washington, D.C. to Mar-a-Lago, Miller told “Just the News AM” that the former president has a couple of goals over the next few years, including “winning back the House and the Senate for Republicans in 2022 to make sure that we can stop the Democratic craziness.”

“You’re also going to see him emerge as the nation’s leader on ballot and voting integrity,” Miller said.

Miller indicated that Trump will focus on working with state leaders, rather than Republicans in Washington, D.C., because the Republicans make real elephants look speedy by comparison.

The Rs in Washington failed to act on censorship and lobbying abuses by social media companies, lack of election integrity, Joe and Hunter Biden’s corruption, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton’s attempt to destroy the incoming president by drumming up a phony Russian conspiracy, and a whole lot more.

Back to the Future; McConnell’s Learning Chinese

Here follows a story from Breitbart News shedding some light on why I refer to Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell by the nickname, “Maoist Mitch”:

Schweizer: Mitch McConnell, Wife Elaine Chao Financially Tied to the Chinese Government

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Outgoing Senate Majority leader “Maoist” Mitch McConnell and wife, Elaine Chao.

Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer on Sunday detailed how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao are financially tied to the Chinese Communist Party.

Schweizer said on Fox News Channel’s “The Next Revolution” that McConnell’s “position on China has softened over the years,” which he argued is due to the growing relationship between the Chinese government and the Chao’s company.

“Really, it goes to the fact that Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao, his wife, are financially tied to the Chinese government,” Schweizer outlined. “And it comes through the shipbuilding company that Elaine Chao’s family owns. That relationship was forged in December of 1993 when James Chao, Elaine Chao’s father, Elaine Chao, and the new son-in-law, Senator Mitch McConnell, visited Beijing, China, at the invitation of the China state shipbuilding corporation.”

“This was a coup to Beijing because Tiananmen square had happened just four years earlier,” he said. “Very few high officials went there. The result of that meeting and the deals that followed is that today the Chinese government finances the construction of the ships for the shipbuilding company, they build the ships, they provide the crews for the ship, and they provide the cargo for the ship. So, the Chinese government could pull the plug tomorrow on this business.

“And the reason they’re doing business with them, let’s make it clear, is because Mitch McConnell is a very powerful figure in Washington, D.C.,” Schweitzer told Fox News. “And the problem is, Steve, that his position on China has softened over the years the closer that this commercial relationship has become, and he’s a direct beneficiary of what this business does.”

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — appointed to that cabinet post by President Donald J. Trump — quickly abandoned Trump after Antifa and allies invaded the Capitol during a pro-Trump rally. We don’t know whether she asked Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping for permission first. Here’s a link to the story, though we take issue with the claim that the riot “forced” her to resign. She continues to have ties to the Bank of China, however.

Will the Dems Impeach Kamala?

Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee suggested Dec. 16 that since President Donald Trump has been impeached for using “reckless” words, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris should also be impeached for raising bail money for Black Lives Matters protesters.

“If we’re going to impeach Donald Trump for what he said, then we’d better impeach Kamala Harris for saying the things she did last summer about the rioters and looters — and even establishing a monetary fund to get them out of jail on bail so they could get back to the riots,” Huckabee told Fox Business Network.

A little more info. is at the Washington Examiner.

Facebook “Fact-Checking” Is Code for “Censorship”

Facebook slapped a misleading “fact-checker” label on top of the following when I posted it on my private account earlier in January. The Democrats in these photos did say what they are alleged to have said (though the flames in the background are obviously photoshopped in):

The New York Times ran a headline “Trump Incites Mob.” I read his Jan. 6 speech; didn’t find inflammatory rhetoric. However, the President did say, “I know everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol Building to peacefully, patriotically make your voices heard.” (Emphasis mine.) What have Democrats said in the past?

Dems call for violence; Facebook censors reports

Back to the Future; Learn Chinese

Here we are in 2021, or 2020 now old enough to drink, and the world is even more chaotic than it was last year. Machts nichts (it doesn’t matter), as we used to say in Kaiserslautern, West Germany, back when there were two Germanys and before America aspired to become the Eastern one; we’ll continue reporting our opinionated news.

Politics has become an extraterrestrial event. Eric Swalwell, he who was compromised by a Chinese honeytrap-secret agent, is now an impeachment manager in the House. The major media, continuing to act in consort with the Democratic Party, have buried news of Swalwell’s chic, chick apparatchik along with the corpse of Hunter Biden’s computer. Meanwhile, Maoist Mitch McConnell is supposedly planning to impeach President Donald Trump after the Trumpster leaves office.

For those who came late to the party: A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-California, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015.

Rep. Eric Swalwell and Communist agent Fang Fang
Rep. Eric Swalwell and Communist agent Fang Fang

Website Axios broke the story, which was quickly buried by ABC-CBS-NBC-PBS. However, Fox News temporarily left the left-wing cabal to do some real reporting.

Christine Fang, nicknamed Fang Fang, came to the U.S. in 2011 as a college student, and proceeded to ingratiate herself with Democrat politicians, raising money and/or sleeping with them. Eric Swalwell won’t say whether he “had sex with that woman.” Since he is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, it turns out his sex life is classified.

Redstate reports, “Swalwell slyly avoided denying that he was one of the people she hooked in that capacity, instead sticking to his claim that he had no direct knowledge of her activities. Now, a source is telling The Federalist that the FBI briefed Congressional members on the matter and that they confirmed Swalwell did have a sexual relationship with Fang.”

Swalwell says he cut off relations with Fang Fang once the Feds told him about her Communist affiliation. One question still remaining: Did Swalwell tip her off that the Feds were onto her? Or is it a coincidence that she fled the country immediately after he was notified?

And to think, Swalwell was merely destined to go down in history as the Congressman who farted on live TV.

Maricopa County rejects subpoena 4-1, pleads being Democrats

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 18 voted 4-to-1 to sue the the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee over subpoenas related to the 2020 presidential election. The committee had asked for access to electronic voting machines, software the equipment utilized, election file logs, all usernames and passwords, encrypted passwords and security tokens as well as forensic images of all election servers, desktops and any removable media ballot information could have been transferred to, including hard drives and thumb drives. The goal, according to the committee, was to conduct an audit in the state’s largest county.

The Supervisors, with the sole Republican member opposing, said they will conduct their own audit of the election — presumably after Biden is seated.

Click HERE for a Dec. 21 election update from Arizona Republican Party Chairman Kelli Ward

If Biden Takes the White House, He Should Have an Asterisk After His Name

Before you say there was no election fraud, go herehere, and here.  Every mathematician, statistician and numbers person  who hasn’t sold his mind to the lefty cult is going nuts because the voting numbers make no sense. And the only way for the numbers to make no sense is for them to be cooked.

Woke Media Outlet Tries to Make a Funny Video about White Stereotypes and It’s the Most Racist Thing You’ll Watch Today

“Remember waaaay back, like 10 years ago, when racism meant being prejudiced against someone on the basis of their skin color? How ignorant we were! Now, of course, racism is much more complicated.” –Reagan Rose, Not The Bee

One new Racism Rule is that it’s impossible to be racist against white people. They deserve everything (bad) they get. Don’t believe it? The media outlet Cut interviewed 100 black (excuse me, capital Black) folk about white people and managed to make a truly racist video, except it can’t be racist because it stereotypes and denigrates whites. Here’s the age-restricted VIDEO LINK.

Oh, Home Sweet California, we love you so much we’re going to Maui

Nice view of the lagoon and Pacific at the Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui’s southwest shore, where suffering California legislators are corralled.

SACRAMENTO and MAUI — The China virus pandemic may have largely grounded the global travel industry, but it did not stop brave California lawmakers from attending the annual “political conference” in Hawaii for five days of yakking over policy and schmoozing with corporate sponsors.

The conference, hosted by the liberal-leaning Independent Voter Project every November for more than a decade, is taking place this week at the Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui’s southwest shore.

“Somebody has to be first to say, ‘OK, we’re going to do a group event safely,’” Dan Howle, chairman and executive director of the Independent Voter Project, told the Houston Chronicle in a phone interview from Maui.

The event is smaller this year, only a third of its usual size, Howle said. Organizers booked about 50 rooms at the Fairmont and have about 120 people staying there this week, including legislators from California, Texas and Washington state, according to the SF Chronicle.

The Independent Voter Project paid $550 for their airfare, Howle said, as well a five-night stay at the hotel, where rooms now run $600 or more per day.

Last year, top California lawmakers received some criticism for attending the conference with utility executives while, in the words of Consumer Watchdog president Jamie Court, “many wildfire victims fled for their lives” in their home state.

Twitter puts warning label on Nikki Haley’s tweet but lets Ayatollah slide

Twitter slapped a warning label on a tweet from former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley arguing that “election fraud does happen,” but the social media platform has looked the other way at tweets from Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei denying the Holocaust.

Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations The social media platform placed a “disputed” label on Haley’s statement that “Despite what the media tells us, election fraud does happen, and policies like ballot harvesting and mailing ballots to people who don’t request them makes it easier.” The label links to a series of fact checks that do not address Haley’s claim about ballot harvesting.

The Free Beacon reported that Haley pushed back on the move, pointing to Twitter’s refusal to label tweets from Khamenei, who as recently as last month used the platform to spread misinformation about the Holocaust.

Anonymous somebody turns out to be a nobody

An “anonymous Senior Trump Administration Official” turns out to be a low-level bureaucrat years after the New York Times published an op-ed from what they described as an anonymous, principled conservative. That “senior admin official” turned out to be be a paperclip-pusher who later worked for tech giant Google and gave money to far-left Democrats.

Lying Miles Taylor, formerly a Homeland Security staffer Miles Taylor, formerly a Homeland Security staffer, was the “Senior Administration Official” who made it big by anonymously selling his “insider” look at the Trump administration and how he single-handedly saved the nation from Orange Man Bad. He lied on television at least twice when he denied knowing who that anonymous “insider” was, and sold a book of mistruths under the pen name, Anonymous.

“Taylor is a lying, self-aggrandizing swamp creature, so naturally, he’ll continue to fit in nicely at CNN,” says PJ Media
Is this a sign from, you know, the thing?
Is Batman really Donald Trump

The last Trump-Biden debate:

batman debates penguin

Oct. 20, 2020 – Democrats are launching dirty tricks, false claims against GOP Senate candidates in the final weeks. “It’s crunch time in this election season, and dirty tricks are starting to fly, across the board. Democrats are eager to win back the US Senate, and they’re pulling out all the stops — including vastly outspending Republicans down the stretch,” reports

Target states include Michigan, where John James faces an uphill battle against incumbent Democratic Sen. Gary Peters. The Dems are running ads that cut off James’ response to a healthcare question in order to portray him as having no plan. In the complete response, he talks about several specific policy proposals he’s endorsed to help alleviate high-cost burdens while still covering people with pre-existing conditions (such as his son).

In Iowa, Democrat groups crowed and tweeted that the Iowa Farm Bureau had rescinded its endorsement of incumbent Republican Joni Ernst, shifting to a neutral position in the contest. Only problem? The story is false. Ernst has been hitting her opponent, Dem Theresa Greenfield, over Greenfield’s opposition to Amy Coney Barrett’s support to the Supreme Court.

Oct. 20, 2020 – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) officially teed up the Senate’s full vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation next week, following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote on Thursday. After the committee’s approval, the full chamber will vote on Judge Barrett on Monday, Oct. 26, following a procedural vote on Sunday. 

Oct. 18, 2020 – The main Twitter account for the New York Post has been locked since the initial report on Hunter Biden’s laptop dropped on Oct. 14. Yes, Big Brother Tweetie is locking the New York Post out of its Twitter account until they remove stories that show “Beijing” Joe Biden and his son made money off their connections with the Communist Chinese, among other scandals. This is a natural progression of Twitter’s march toward leftwing totalitarianism; the cartoon above of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is from 2018.

Oct. 16, 2020 – Facebook executives have claimed they are restricting content to prevent “civil unrest.” But Facebook has repeatedly censored or banned groups on the right while allowing reportedly violent Antifa factions and left-wing militia organizations to post freely.

facebook is for libs

TechWatch Report: Facebook Still Enabling Antifa, Far-Left Militia (Media Research Center)

CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained his concerns about upcoming violence in an early September interview with Axios: “I think we need to be doing everything that we can to reduce the chances of violence or civil unrest in the wake of this election.” He then went on to claim: “We’re trying to make sure that we do our part to make sure that none of this is organized on Facebook.”

Yet, violent left-wing organizations still remain. Facebook has allowed Antifa to organize on pages. In one particularly foul example, an Antifa page administrator openly fantasized about assassinating President Donald Trump. One administrator for Western New York Anti-Fascist Action wrote in a comment that assassinations of American presidents have “happened not once, not twice, but four times already.” This was written in the comments section alongside a meme showing a bounty hunter character from the Disney series “The Mandalorian” with the caption: “Literally everyone when they hear about the $80m bounty Iran put on Trump.” Western New York Anti-Fascist Action is a prime example because it frequently posts about political violence, whether by Molotov cocktails or guillotines.

More at the Media Research Center’s Newsbusters site

Oct. 15, 2020 – Meme-of-the-Day:

smirk vs smile

Oct. 13, 2020 – Social Security recipients will see a 1.3% increase in their/our monthly checks in 2021, as a cost-of-living adjustment kicks in.

The amount was announced on Tuesday by the Social Security Administration, and was in line with previous estimates. The 1.3% raise applies to about 70 million Americans, including those who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, benefits.

Of course, former Vice President Joe Biden has promised to end President Donald J. Trump’s tax cuts “on day one,” so if Biden is elected, you can expect new tax increases to swallow that 1.3% and more.

KKK or Biden

Oct. 10, 2020 – Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, is pushing to protect survivor benefits for veteran families in relation to the novel coronavirus. The Ensuring Survivors Benefits during COVID-19 Act, introduced Oct. 1, would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to obtain medical opinions when a veteran with a service-connected disability dies from COVID-19 virus.

Oct. 6, 2020 – Sen. Martha McSally for Senate campaign released a new ad that exposes Mark Kelly’s lies and scare tactics on health coverage for pre-existing conditions. The ad features Sen. McSally speaking directly to voters about the Democrats’ shameful smears, why she voted to repeal Obamacare, her commitment to protecting Arizonans with pre-existing conditions, and her record of defending the vulnerable.

Oct. 4, 2020 – Arizona gun-grabber Mark Kelly (“Counterfeit Kelly)” could teach even Hunter Biden a few things about how to get rich off the Communist Chinese. Check out Stephen Kruiser’s story in PJMedia (left) and Yuichiro Kakutani of the Washington Free Beacon (right):

Gun-Grabbing Grifter Mark Kelly Is Yet Another Democrat in Bed With the Chinese Communist Party

Democrat Mark Kelly Carpetbagger Mark Kelly Has All the Wrong Friends

By Stephen Kruiser

We are currently witnessing just how important having control of the United States Senate is, especially as the Democratic Party is in the midst of its lemming rush off of the socialist edge. Control of the Senate is up for grabs this year and one of the most pivotal races for it is happening here in my home state of Arizona. Republican Sen. Martha McSally is being challenged by Mark Kelly, a Democrat who is benefiting mostly from money pouring in from outside of Arizona.

Kelly is a former astronaut and, of course, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was a victim of a tragic mass shooting here in my hometown in 2011. As a result of that, Kelly is vehemently anti-Second Amendment. In fact, that is probably the only area of policy where his intentions are clear. Everything else is boilerplate 2020 leftist garbage without many specifics.

Not only is Kelly a carpetbagger and Second Amendment hater, but he is also pretty buddy-buddy with the Chinese Communist Party, and the relationship goes back to 2003.

…Ever the good Democrat, Kelly is pretending that he believes China to be a threat, despite the fact that his business involvement with the country has been anything but casual.

McSally has been hitting him with the China attacks lately but not quite enough from my point of view. She’s been trailing in every poll but they have been tightening. Kelly would be an unmitigated disaster for my beloved native state.

MORE from PJMedia

For Mark Kelly, Attending Forum Hosted by CCP Was the Beginning of Lucrative Relationship with China

Met with top China officials at 2003 Communist-hosted junket

By Yuichiro Kakutani

The Chinese government invited then-astronaut Mark Kelly, now an Arizona Democratic Senate candidate, to an all-expenses-paid retreat at a countryside resort in 2003. He left China five days later not only with a future spouse, former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D., Ariz.), but also with lucrative regime business contacts.

Kelly attended the annual Young Leaders Forum, a five-day junket cohosted by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, which is “under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.” The conference allowed Kelly an opportunity to mingle with high-profile Communist Party officials and rising stars in Chinese society. Attendees included Cui Tiankai, now Chinese ambassador to the United States; Fang Xinghai, former director of the CCP’s top committee on the economy; and Zhou Mingwei, the party’s former top foreign propaganda honcho.

China analyst Gordon G. Chang said that party connections—such as those Kelly fostered—are “absolutely essential” for securing Chinese business deals.

“The Communist Party tries to control everything, whether it’s a state enterprise or a private company,” he said. “And so it’s extremely important to have Communist Party contacts [to do business].”

Kelly has also had extensive ties with China since becoming a civilian. World View Enterprise, an aerospace company he cofounded and in which he still holds investments, received funding from Chinese tech giant Tencent, which censors the internet for Beijing. As the Washington Free Beacon reported, he also held a financial stake in a Colorado company that courted investments from a Chinese state-funded tech enterprise.

He now has assets worth up to $27 million, according to his financial disclosure.

More from Washington Free Beacon

Today’s tweet-of-the-day (above) is from Campus Reform.

9th circuit overturns Ginsberg's death certificate

Oct. 1 – USA Today fact-checked the Babylon Bee’s satirical article that claimed the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had overturned Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death certificate. No, you are not beeing kidded.

Sept. 26 – President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of stalwart liberal Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

LifeZette reports that ahead of her nomination, Judge Barrett “is undergoing a crucible of hate and bile directed against her by the Left and their media sock puppets.” The main complaint appears to be that Judge Barrett is Catholic — like Joe Biden, only she means it!

Sept. 24 From Powerlineblog, “Life in a Blue City” — In the video below, filmed in Hollywood, a Prius driver is stopped by a mob of Antifa/BLM criminals. They try to haul him out of his car, but he gets away. They pursue him in multiple vehicles, and a pickup cuts him off. Again, the criminals try to assault him, and again, he saves his life by driving away. The video ends with the victim being arrested and handcuffed by the police.

Sept. 24 – We’re fans of Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, since he really grapples with the issues. (Yes, we know he’s a former wrestling coach.)

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, deserves our support, and not just because he’s a former wrestling coach.

Sept. 24 – President Trump’s and former Vice President Joe Biden’s Travel Schedules:

Today's Travel Schedules for Trump, Biden

Sept. 24 – The Get Out the Vote for Trump Sidewalk Brigade in Florida: You don’t get to eat in peace until you turn the country over to Burn Loot Murder, aka BLM.

Sept. 24 Eric Trump Jr. was in Pahrump, NV on Thursday, Sept. 24! He visited Trump supporters at the Pahrump Winery, 3810 Winery Road, Pahrump, NV 89048.

Sept. 23Senate Republicans released a report detailing the extensive business dealings that Hunter Biden pursued with politically connected foreign nationals while his father Joe Biden was serving as vice president. The Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees on Wednesday released an interim report on their months-long joint investigation into Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and his alleged “extensive and complex financial transactions.”

VP Joe Biden and son, Hunter Former Vice President “Sleepy” Joe Biden and son, Hunter.

Read all about it at National Review and/or Fox News and fine conservative sites everywhere. But you won’t find much about it at CNN. You can read the report itself HERE.

President Trump’s campaign said: “The Senate investigation’s explosive new revelations about the Biden family profiting from Russia, China and other foreign sources while Joe Biden was vice president amount to stunning levels of corruption and breathtaking breaches of America’s national security.” The campaigns complete statement is HERE.

Meanwhile, on Planet Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Rhino-AK) has reversed her previously-announced position, when she said she was against filling the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth B. Ginsberg’s seat until after the 2020 presidential election. Sen. Murkowski said Sept. 22 she could not rule out a vote to confirm a Trump nominee prior to the election.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK (Juneau Empire photo)

From Alaska Public Media:

If Democrats were counting on Lisa Murkowski to vote against President Trump’s next nominee to the Supreme Court, they should think again.

Sen. Murkowski said Tuesday she could not rule out that she would vote to confirm a Trump nominee if the Judiciary Committee approves one before the November election.

“I know everybody wants to ask the question, ‘will you confirm the nominee?’” she said outside the Capitol, as her Republican colleagues were gathering for their weekly policy lunch. “We don’t have a nominee yet. You and I don’t know who that is. And so I can’t confirm whether or not I can confirm a nominee when I don’t know who the nominee is.”

Sen. Mitt Romney took a similar position Sept. 22, so it looks extremely difficult for Democrats to block Trump from seating his third Supreme Court justice.

Bonus Item: Question of the Day for Joe Biden

Sept. 14The Harris Administration? Seven Hayward writes in Powerline: “It’s a running joke by now that if Biden wins he’ll be replaced in short order by Vice President Kamala Harris. But did Harris let the mask slip today when she said, in a scripted broadcast targeted at hispanic voters in Arizona, that ‘a Harris administration together with Joe Biden. . .’ That is how you might talk about someone understood to be a pure figurehead.”

Sept. 14 Sen. Kamala Harris is getting ready to blame the Russians when (not if) she and former-VP “Slow Joe” Biden lose the election this November. She told CNN’s Dana Brash “of course” Russia could cost the Democrats the election. She is following in the footsteps of another personality-challenged campaigner, Hillary Clinton. After losing the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, Hillary blamed the Russians — and a slew of others for her loss. In “What Happened,” her book on the election, Hillary blamed her loss on sexism and misogyny, the DNC, Barack Hussein Obama, Wikileaks, Bernie Sanders (whose “attacks caused lasting damage”), political journalists, the debate questions, campaign financing, James Comey, women who voted for Trump because their hubbies said to, the media/TV coverage of the race, her “traditional” campaign, her “damn emails” and, of course, you (“low information voters” or “basket of deplorables”).