Who’s a Communist?

As I reported in an article earlier this week, the North Scottsdale BizPAC (North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce) is running a series of attack ads against city council candidate Guy Phillips, a small business owner and former member of the North Scottsdale Chamber. Here’s a screen capture from the video ad they posted to YouTube and presumably ran on television (though I have not seen it):

Hanmer-and-Sickle

So much for civil dialog, huh? Mayor Lane, what about your big proclamation? From TheScottsdaleLeader.com:

Pictured left to right: Brian Bednar, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Cynthia Wenstrom

At the Nov. 1, 2011 city council meeting, Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane issued a proclamation in support of the Principles of Civic Dialogue.

“Scottsdale Leadership teaches us that anyone can make a difference, and to create change, a grass root effort often works best. We envision a legacy that supports and enriches the future of our community through the Principles for Civil Dialogue,” states Cynthia Wenström, board member and civil dialogue chair, Scottsdale Leadership.

Brian Bednar? Cynthia Wenstrom? Chris Irish? Virginia Korte? Suzanne Klapp? Dennis Robbins? Linda Milhaven? Anyone home at Scottsdale Leadership?

That’s what I thought: You’re all talk, and even at that you only talk about it when it suits YOUR purposes.

When did lying and dishonesty become part of civil dialog? When the establishment hijacks a theme and twists it maliciously toward their own power and the profit of their friends.

I also find it amusing and ironic that the big proclamation includes the statement,

…to create a change, a grass roots effort often works best.”

Scottsdale would be hard-pressed to find someone more grass roots than Guy Phillips.

Some ‘leaders’ you are. You people make me sick.

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