BY LINDA BENTLEY | JULY 27, 2011
Who is Geno Riley and why is he saying all those nasty things about us?
I would rather the Sonoran stand up and just say that hey … ‘we don’t like black people, we don’t want a black president’
PHOENIX – After printing Geno Riley’s e-mail to Todd Newman, owner of Cave Creek Coffee Company (C4), threatening a boycott because he advertises in Sonoran News, which he referred to as “a disgusting rag of hate” and “that disgusting and offensive rumor based, trash talking, mean spirited editorial rag,” we’ve received an outpouring of support, as has Newman.
As always, we like to know who we’re dealing with and Riley, who professes to be from Cave Creek, is really Eugene Ramon Riley, 51, a Phoenix resident who resides in Tatum Ranch.
Besides what we uncovered about Riley, he provided even more information in a two-page rant, responding to an e-mail he received, copying Newman and Sonoran News, which he later admitted was unintentional.
Riley appears to be employed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport as an operations manager/acting traffic management officer at Phoenix Tower/TRACON, which stands for Terminal Radar Approach Control.
According to the FAA, “TRACONs are FAA facilities that house air traffic controllers who use radar displays and radios to guide aircraft approaching and departing airports generally within a 30-50-mile radius up to 10,000 feet, as well as aircraft that may be flying over that airspace.”
Riley has been certified since 1981 to fly single engine aircraft, teach very basic ground instruction and is certified as an air traffic control tower operator, limited to Portland, Ore.
He is also the owner of Aqua-Elite Pool Service, established in 2004.
Prior to purchasing his Phoenix home in November 2003, Riley rented a house on Lowden Road, owned by Eskandar Khamooshpour (who will be the subject of another article), in the unincorporated county island area, bordering Scottsdale, near 69th Street and Lone Mountain Road.
So, since arriving here from Oregon, Riley’s never lived in Cave Creek.
Riley also appears to have a problem paying his HOA dues and has had multiple liens recorded against his property between 2004 and 2008 for failure to pay.
In his rant, Riley says, “I don’t like government getting involved in my personal life nor do I appreciate the right ramming their religious values down my throat. I strongly believe in the separation of church and state and believe that all references to ‘In God We Trust’ on our paper currency, which was added in 1957, ‘under God,’ which was added to our pledge of allegiance in 1956, and the same which was put on our coinage in 1864 should be removed.
I think Thomas Jefferson got it right. I think we have it wrong.”
As a veteran, Riley ought to know the U.S. Constitution a little better than that. There is nothing in the Constitution about separation of church and state, that is simply a mantra of leftist ideology to eliminate religious values from our society.
And, as far as Jefferson is concerned, while there is no question Jefferson rejected the Bible as divine revelation and rejected the divinity of Jesus, in the Declaration of Independence Jefferson's appeal was to the God of the Deist, "Nature's God," not specifically to the God of Christianity.
As explained by Jeremy Koselak in “The Exaltation of a Reasonable Deity: Thomas Jefferson's Critique of Christianity,” Jefferson's religious philosophy was influenced primarily by the writings of John Locke. “A Letter on Toleration” (1689) and “The Reasonableness of Christianity” (1695) were both said to have shaped Jefferson's bill for establishing religious freedom, whereas Locke’s philosophical justification for religious toleration is one that Jefferson advocated in his writings and actions.
By toleration, Locke believed "no man, even if he would, can believe at another's dictation," which induced Jefferson's internalization of religion. Jefferson advocated privacy and freedom of religion in emulating Locke’s vision of toleration, as it meant everything to one’s personal relationship with the Supreme Creator.
Joseph Priestley was said to have been instrumental in preventing Jefferson from rejecting Christianity by convincing him faith and reason could co-exist.
Koselak wrote, “These general principles of religion presented a belief structure independent of interpretation. Simple religion, as far as Jefferson and [Benjamin] Franklin were concerned, represented what all could agree upon. Jefferson's axiom that ‘what all agree upon is probably right; what no two agree in most probably is wrong,’ formed the basic framework of amiability that ultimately characterized [Jefferson’s] theology.”
Riley is also one of those government employees who owes $31,049 in federal income tax, as per the IRS lien recorded in 2009.
There were other peculiarities about Riley’s claims to Newman about how much he and his wife have spent at C4 over the years.
First off, all of Riley’s mortgage documents and liens describe Riley as an “unmarried man.”
And, since Riley mentioned he’s employed in a “safety related position,” said he has a boat in the slip next to Newman’s at Lake Pleasant and all but suggested having an Obama-styled beer summit with Newman, records indicate Riley was cited in September 2009 for careless operation of watercraft, a class 2 misdemeanor, although the charge was dismissed four months later.
Riley put all of his political ideology on the table in his multi-page rant and stated, “The ongoing onslaught of hate by the Sonoran over the whole birther issue is the primary reason my friends and I have decided to boycott the businesses. I would rather the Sonoran stand up and just say that hey … ‘we don’t like black people, we don’t want a black president’ – this is purely a racist issue plain and simple. You know it and so does everyone else. So maybe you are a racist too? … And BTW I guess Sonoran just got busted doing it again with someone who signed a recall petition. That is not responsible journalism.”
Riley doesn’t let facts get in the way of his statements.
We have strong evidence, derived from extensive personal research, Freedom of Information Act requests, and the research and analysis performed by a variety of experts in their respective fields, that Obama is using a fraudulently obtained Connecticut-issued Social Security Number, his Selective Service registration (which proves he is indeed using that SSN) was fraudulently created in 2008 rather than in 1980 and his recently released long form birth certificate is a forgery. Links to other articles explaining each in detail can be found here.
Also, Sonoran News wasn’t “busted doing it again.” We reported on voter registration anomalies during the Pearce recall effort, which included a Mexican-born woman who was actively registered to vote three times under three different names at the same single-family residence.
Citizens who have long been concerned about fraudulent voter registration and voter fraud consider that responsible journalism.
Additionally, Maricopa County Elections Director Karen Osborne confirmed my findings that the woman had three active voter registrations under three different names at the same address.
We’ve investigated and uncovered corrupt politicians, including both Republicans and Democrats.
Our Publisher/Editor Don Sorchych has, so far, from the current field of presidential candidates, expressed his endorsement of Herman Cain, who was quoted by Newsmax as saying, “The president has demonstrated that he lacks leadership in a whole lot of ways [and] could not run a company. And I don't mean to be disrespectful: He could not run one Godfather's pizza restaurant.”
If Sorchych is a racist for simply agreeing, what does that make Cain?