Daily Archives: January 25, 2018

YWCA’s Operation Haboob Initial Report

The YWCA of Southern Arizona’s Stand Together Arizona & Training Advocacy (STAT) Center conducted a statewide survey and held 14 town halls from Nogales to Kingman (including Bisbee, Tucson, Casa Grande, Tempe, Glendale, Globe, Show Low, Wickenburg, Prescott, Yuma, Lake Havasu City,  Flagstaff), in the Fall of 2017.

Here’s their initial report, which was released at the Arizona State Capitol on Thursday, January  18.

Complete findings will be reported later at www.ywca.org/operation haboob. This is a statewide, non-partisan, advocacy effort.  2000 people answered the survey.

“Let’s take Arizona by Storm” is their rallying cry.

More info on STAT at : https://www.facebook.com/YWCASTAT/

GOPropaganda machine turns to McCarthyism to defend Trump (Updated)

“McCarthyism” is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal earlier this month, Donald Trump accused FBI agent Peter Strzok, the Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division, of “treason.” Trump Accuses FBI Agent of ‘Treason’. Agent Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team last summer following the discovery of anti-Trump text messages he exchanged with a FBI lawyer, Lisa Page, with whom he was having an affair, who was also assigned to Mueller’s team.

Trump’s McCarthyism should come as no surprise to anyone as his long-time attorney (consigliere) for many years was the disreputable Roy Cohn: Joe McCarthy’s henchman and Donald Trump’s mentor. Roy Cohn was eventually disbarred by a New York court for conduct that was ”unethical,” ”unprofessional” and, in one case, ”particularly reprehensible.” The apprentice learned well at the feet of his master.

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are the cause célèbre in one of several conspiracy theories that have been ginned up by the Trump administration in coordination with its allies in Congress and its GOPropagandists in the conservative media entertainment complex, in particular FAUX News (aka Trump TV).

The mighty Wurlitzer of the right-wing noise machine has been in overdrive this month cranking out multiple conspiracy theories with which to discredit federal law enforcement officials at the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Special Counsel’s office in defense of their “Dear Leader.” This is the kind of thing that you see from state-run propaganda media in authoritarian autocratic regimes.

Continue reading