Candidate Forum at Town Hall

Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m

I thank the Sonoran News for providing a forum to introduce the candidates for mayor and council to Cave Creek citizens.

Several aspects of the Sonoran News forum make this a unique opportunity for Cave Creek voters. In the past, The Arizona Republic has sponsored forums, but has not provided that service in recent elections. In fact, they no longer have a reporter assigned to cover Cave Creek and The Arizona Republic seldom reports about issues in our community.

Dan Baxley is an excellent choice as the moderator. Dan has provided leadership in the community for many years. He also demonstrated skill and impartiality moderating the last Sonoran News forum.

As in the past, the Sonoran News forum will honor its history of occurring on neutral ground with the Town Hall venue. In former elections a group of candidates have held public forums they conducted and in a venue they paid for. That practice can bias a forum. As Cave Creek's local newspaper, Sonoran News serves the whole community.

Thomas McGuire


Invitation to Forum Candidates

Don, your arrogance never ceases to astound me. Have you really studied at the Hillary Clinton school of politics?

 "I will provide these forms to all attendees and collect the questions for Dan to use:"

How can you refer to this political event as a public forum if you are going to screen the questions to be asked of the candidates in advance? Do you really believe the people of Cave Creek are so naive we would believe our questions would be presented as written? Or that your selected candidates won't be prepared in advance? 

This is a joke.   

A forum is of public interest, not Don's interest. 

FORUM: noun – a meeting or assembly for the open discussion of subjects of public interest. 

Public interest, not subjects of Don's interest.

Joe DeFazio
Cave Creek

Editor note: For more than 20 years, it has been the assigned duty of someone to accept the questions from forum attendees, de-duplicate them, screen them for foul language, those asked of all candidates, etc. before placing them in the hands of the MC, whose role it is to make the event happen.


Respect for Americans murdered in Orlando

I write to pay homage to the 49 innocent and gentle Americans who were murdered, and 50 others innocent Americans who were wounded in Orlando in the 86th terrorists attack on American soil by another Radical Islamic Terrorists. 

Unfortunately, few Americans are aware that Radical Islamic Terrorists have been attacking and/or killing hundreds of Americans citizens on US soil for the last 8 years; those attacks have been covered up by the left of center liberal media establishment, and the threat continues to be minimized and underestimated by the occupant of the Oval Office.  

The United States has been under attack from coast to coast in places like Sacramento, Houston, Philadelphia, San Bernardino, Times Square, Moore, Detroit, Boise, Little Rock, Fort Hood Texas, Portland-ME, Chattanooga, Garland, Boston, Portland-OR, Minneapolis, Merced, Missouri, Kentucky, New York, Illinois, Washington-DC, Orlando, Oklahoma, and many more cities too numerous to list here.

The FBI has over 1000 open cases on Radical Islamic Terrorists planning attacks against Americans on US soil. To date 100 ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorist plots have been broken up by the FBI, resulting in the arrests of over 180 ISIS Muslim Refugees and Radical Islamic Terrorists from across the United States

We are saddened at the loss of any American lives to murderous attacks by Radical Islamic Terrorists who have “Declared War Against the United States”, and those terrorists have been employing bombs, knives, planes, and guns in 86 Terrorist Attacks to kill Americans on US soil.

We encourage very aggressive action by the US Armed Forces against Radical Islamic Terrorist, ISIS, Al Qaeda in their overseas bases of operations to put them on the defensive and eradicate the terrorist threat.

We also encourage the Obama administration to allow the FBI to interview all entering Middle East and African Refugees to determine if they have terrorist ties, before they are allowed to be resettled in 180 cities across the United States; to date Obama has allowed 915,000 Middle East and African Refugees to be resettled in the United States without allowing the FBI to vet their backgrounds to determine if they have terrorist ties.

We observe Flag Day again this year, and under the Flag of the United States, pay our respects to every American killed by Radical Islamic Terrorists as a result of their “Declared War Against the United States”.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62 Capt  
USN(Ret)/Formere FBI
Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184 San Diego, CA 92108


History Lesson on Political Correctness

Don, thought your readers might enjoy this….

What is meant by the modern term referred to as ‘Political Correctness’?

These 4 telegrams found at the Truman Library and Museum [Independence, MO] may be the first reference and definition of this doctrine by a sitting President. It is not clear who came up with the doctrine…however, it is crystal clear what is meant when using the term…”Give him, hell, Harry”…didn’t mince words.

The contents of these 4 telegrams are exactly as received at the end of the war – not a word has been added or deleted.

1. Tokyo, Japan  0800- September 1, 1945
    To: President Harry S. Truman
    From: Gen. DA MacArthur
    Tomorrow we meet with those yellow-bellied bastards and sign the Surrender Documents,     any last minute instructions?

2. Washington DC – 1300- September 1, 1945
    To: General DA MacArthur
    From: HS Truman
    Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese     when discussing , the terms of the surrender with the press, because Some of your remarks     are fundamentally not politically correct!

3. Tokyo, Japan  1630- September 1, 1945
    To: H S Truman
    From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz
    Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what does the term     politically correct mean?

4. Washington DC – 2120 – September 1, 1945
     To: DA MacArthur/CH Nimitz
     From: HS Truman
     Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical Minority and      promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the Proposition that it is entirely      possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!

There you have it, direct from the horse’s mouth.  And, everyone knows where the buck used to stop…Webster couldn’t have said it better.

G. Compton


Liberals want our guns? Really? Give me a minute to compose myself.

When was the last time they passed a piece of legislation that didn't completely screw us over after they had bent, shaped and manhandled it into something other than what they solemnly proposed?

Do remember the atrocity by the name of the "Affordable" Care Act

Do you recall the promises made?

Do you remember the savings promised?

Do you remember the guaranty of improved care?

Do you remember the lies boldly spoken by Obama at the State of the Union?

Do you remember that after the fact, it came out that it was planned all along because we were considered gullible and easy to manipulate?

Are you still bleeding from the screwing you received?

Are you really stupid enough to trust those proven liars to do what they say this time?

Are you stupid enough to rely on them to protect your family?

Are you aware of how long it takes to have 911 to respond to a threat?

I can tell you this with total certainty, no matter how fast 911 claims they can respond, it is not fast enough when it's your life and the lives of your loved ones that are at risk.

Here's a plan. Why don't they go and clean up Chicago and every other sewer where there are too many guns in the hands of criminals that have too few brain cells? Disarming criminals, now that would actually do some good. Why didn't they think of that? It's not exactly brain surgery.

No matter how they twist and turn it, every shooting is carried out by a mentally unstable criminal, every time. Think about that.

The Revolutionary War was fought because of treatment that was far less egregious than the treatment we, the U.S. citizens, receive from Congress and the lying condescending gas bag in the White House.

Do not get taken in by the ongoing misdirection and lies being spewed out in an attempt to manipulate and disarm us, while only lip service was given to the 103 unarmed souls that were murdered and wounded in a "gun free zone."

Stand up, Speak up, Refuse to be Silenced!

Tom Carbone
Cave Creek


Why One Day and Not The Other ?

Why one day and not the other I ask?  Follow me now ?

Most will agree that commercial jets, along with many military jets, fly precisely the same schedule each and every day.  So, an 8:15 AM flight to Las Vegas can be caught on any day on any month unless they change the flight time.  If that be the case then why on some days can you view a myriad of Chemtrails over Phoenix and the valley ?  It is agreed that planes fly the same schedule right, then why one day and not the other I ask ?

In the early 2000's Carefree led a campaign to halt jet traffic over Carefree.  If many in Carefree were that awfully concerned about the noise factor why aren't they (and YOU Don) concerned about the Chemtrail crap that is being dumped on by these high flyers.

Now don't be telling me these are CONTRAILS because if you do, your argument does not hold water. Contrails fall behind the jet's exhaust for a short distance.  Whereas, Chemtrails go all the way across the sky and literally form into wide spreading cloud formations.

Congress discreetly passed a law in the 1990's giving the Air Force permission to experiment with aerosol spraying but most brain-dead zombies don't know that.  And, most of these same morons look up at the sky and think nothing of the long streaking clouds being made by jet aircraft.

I implore you to do a simple search on the internet re: "Chemtrails" and you will find that this is an ongoing program in which a pourage of very bad stuff is being purposely dumped on us under the pretense that it is for global warming.  Materials such as Aluminum, Barium, Radioactive Strontium, and Magnesium just to name a very few.

My wife and I are extremely cognizant of the weather patterns here in Phoenix.  On May 11th, 12th and 14th we were bombarded with Chemtrails on those days.  The sky with literally filled with them. From May 11th through just last week, there was a hideous sort of haze that hung over the valley and just at the end of last week it began to clear. 

I notified every major Phx TV station and Steve Irvin was nice enough to get back with me calling me a conspiracy theorist.  The day after my emails, April on TV 3 made it a point to call the haze "smoke from all the fires."  She assumed this in spite of shifting winds each and every day.  During the 6 week period that the haze remained over the valley there were tremendous floods in S. Texas and a string of extremely violent tornadoes in the Midwest US.

I've read the Sonoran News since 2000 and the one thing I know is that you are absolutely no stranger to controversy.  That be the case I believe that this is an extremely newsworthy story because it is and WILL affect the health of each and every one of us.  Both you and I know what has been going on now for 7 1/2 years.  Why would the spraying of deadly stuff be any different ?

The question is what are they up to?  The other question, even more important, is: Why One Day and Not The Other?  Why, on one day we see a brilliant blue sky and the very next day dozens and dozens of Chemtrails ?

Thank you and please cover this story will you ?

Gary j. Zalimeni

According to PVT South

Dearly Beloved, all We The People have to do now is pick a sound VP for both sides of the aisle. For Trump it is a no brainer, Newt Gingrich is a close friend to him who was a member of Congress and later became House Speaker. (Newt also holds a PhD in American History) That is a landslide ticket if there ever was one. Hillary has Elizabeth Warren and the Democrats think she is wonderful, but PVT South figured The Queen would pick a Hispanic for obvious reasons. (Two Queens on the same ticket is a liberal dream come true)

California is full of gay nightclubs, so if one or two more get shot up before the November elections Queen Hillary won't even carry that state. Obama and Hillary keep talking about gun control, (They also blame the NRA for Orlando) but We The People have no idea what the majority of the folks think. Could Congress make a federal law that gives you automatic jail time for having a hand gun in your possession without a permit and more time if used in a crime? How about the death penalty, or if you are arrested and your picture winds up in the local paper? And how about women in the military and women in combat? Why not ask the folks in New York, LA, Detroit, Chicago and Orlando. The ACLU would not be happy with those questions, but they can (kiss my grits). (PVT South is a member of the NRA)

Now we have a Fox News headline that Trump is behind Hillary by 12 points, what a croc. That information came from Bloomberg News. OK–Bloomberg was Mayor of New York and changed from Democrat to Republican so he could run after Giuliani. Bloomberg is a billionaire and basically a Democrat, so go figure, the information he puts out will have a Democratic slant to it.

One final thought--In the past PVT South made a list of 13 important issues for Congress to consider. Number 13, and my favorite, to pay all members of Congress Super Star wages to attract better qualified people. An example would be a salary of $100,000 a month. (Remember the old saying, you get what you pay for?) Here is an added bonus--Number 1. Raising the legal driving age to 18 in all 50 States. (How about that.) Have a nice day and keep your powder dry.

PVT South


American and Mexican hypocrisy

The second most important Mexican source of income, after petrochemicals and before tourism, is what is known as las remesas, or "the remittances" made by illegal aliens working for cash in the USA. Every Central American, African, Middle Eastern, etc.transient who enters México through its southern border and departs unmolested through its northern border into the USA means one less source of remesas for México.

Hypocrites in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the corrupt Mexican government (down to municipal level) collude to ensure that mojados enjoy a monopoly on cheap cash-based, tax-free jobs in El Norte.

México does not like other dog pissing on her tree, and brutally enforces her immigration laws on her southern border: rape, shakedown, battery, torture, mayhem, la mordida (aka baksheesh in Arabic) and murder are the daily menu.

Huh! Not a word about violation of human rights by our State Department! Time for a change in November.


J-P. A. Maldonado
Lafayette, Colorado


Lights are going out all over Europe:

In view of what just happened in a gay nightclub in Orlando, the speech below indicates that America’s problems arising from Muslim extremism aren’t yet as bad as what the once great nations of Europe are facing. I’ve followed the author, Mr. Wilders for some time now, mostly noting that our media generally classifies him as a bigot and a racist. He is neither.

I fear we’re witnessing what Prof. Samuel Huntington called The Clash of Cultures. For this, Prof. Samuelson was also denounced as a bigot and a racist. He was neither. Indeed, he was a life-long Democrat, who acted as faculty advisor to the Harvard Young Democrats for many years, and who served in the Carter administration.

Let me add something tangential to the matter at hand. President Obama, and president-wanna-be, Mrs. Clinton, took the horror of Orlando as an opportunity to call for more gun control. Baloney! Rather than justifying more gun control, what happened in that Orlando night club provides a lesson on why sane, law abiding Americans should be encouraged to be armed. Just think what would have happened if a few of the night club patrons packed heat, and knew how to shoot. That murderous bastard, Omar Mateen, would have been taken out after his first few shots. Maybe five, instead of 49, would have been killed.

Bill Sumner

True on snopes
Visit for the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons, New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem. He is a Dutch Member of Parliament.

Dear Friends,

Thank you very much for inviting me. I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world.

There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic.

We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.

First I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.

The Europe you know is changing. You have probably seen the landmarks. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.

All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It's the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe, street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.

There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: We Rule.

Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam, Marseilles and Malmo in Sweden. In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammad is the most popular name among boys in many cities.

In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the Swine, and that very thought would be an insult to Muslims.

Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear 'whore, whore'. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin.

In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin. The history of the Jewish people or the Holocaust can no longer be taught or made mention of because of Muslim sensitivity.

In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels, because he was drinking Ale during the Ramadan.

Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya, Israel. I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.

A total of fifty-four million Muslims now live in Europe. San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhardt Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.

Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few if any signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France. One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor of a worldwide caliphate.

Muslims demand what they call 'respect'. And this is how we give them respect. We have Muslim official state holidays.

The Christian-Democratic attorney general is willing to accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority.

We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey.

Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. I call the perpetrators settler's. Because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies; they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.

Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries. Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.

The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages - at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammad himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is very bad.

Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means 'submission'. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is Sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.

Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam 'the most retrograde force in the world', and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel. First, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz. Second because it is a democracy. And third because Israel is our first line of defense.

This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam's territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines, Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan, Lebanon, and Aceh in Indonesia. Israel is simply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.

The war against Israel is not a war against Israel. It is a war against the West. It is jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel, Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.

Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West. It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, a paper tiger and doomed.

The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they can get Israel, they can get everything.

So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islam as a 'right-wing extremists' or 'racists'. In my country, the Netherlands, 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat. Yet there is a greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing.

The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America - as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem.

Dear friends, Liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe, American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe's children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.

We have to take the necessary action now to stop this Islamic barbarism and stupidity from destroying the free world that we know.


How soon we, or the media, forget.

The "Greatest Boxer of All Time"

A lot of people have this title confused.

The Greatest Boxer of All Time didn't die recently...he died 47 years ago.

He didn't have 5 losses, he had 0.

He didn't have 37 Knock Outs he had 43 (88%).

He didn't dodge the draft.

He wasn't a race baiter and sure as hell didn't convert to islam.

He was a local kid named Rocky Marciano aka The Brockton Blockbuster (49-0).

Don't let mainstream media idolize false prophets.

When he was asked on TV if he could've knocked out Ali in his prime his response was oh so classical!! "I’d be conceited if I said I could've, but I'd be a liar if I said I couldn't"

R. Tomlin