40 years ago today: U.S. Senator prophetically warned America

July 19, 2014

Conservative writer Susan Harris has written a masterful and must read article about the unheeded warning of John Porter East, a professor of political science and later an elected Senator representing North Carolina from 1981-1986  Make time for this dose of Sen. East‘s wisdom as he uncovered the bastions of liberalism that American universities had become and the aggressive means used to shut down conservative thought.

H/T D.C. Clothesline


Invasion USA: The tsunami of illegals

July 6, 2014

In a pre-election speech given on Oct. 30, 2008 Barack Obama promised he intended to fundamentally transform America. He is well on his way. Anyone who looked closely at the man and the influences that shaped who he would become, risked being called a racist, a nativist, a bigot and a redneck yahoo. He was the messiah everyone was waiting for.

The ruins of American foreign policy are not likely to catch the attention of a culture drunk on the entertainment of the trivial, the trifling and the unimportant. But everybody begins to notice when the chaos comes close, when those responsible for monitoring the border begin to tremble and sag under the weight of a tsunami of illegal immigration. The scary implications for the future of the exceptional nation begins to weigh on Congress.

This week, a Texas congressman who does not have the luxury of looking the other way because he sees trouble in every direction he looks, said what the nice people think must never be said. The tsunami will change everything.

“Either we’re going to enforce our laws and remain strong, economically or otherwise, or we ignore the rule of law and go to being a Third World country,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican, told Fox News. “You’ve got to follow the law. You cannot bring hundreds of thousands of people in this country without destroying the country. Then there’s no place that people can dream about coming.”

Read editor emeritus Wesley Pruden’s complete Washington Times article “An immigrant surge en route to a Third World USA“— This is the ‘fundamental transformation’ Obama promised

Knowledge is power. If you are concerned about the future of our great country, Pruden’s commentary, excerpted here, is definitely a worthy read.

Then make time for this updated version of immigration author and journalist Roy Beck’s powerful presentation of data compiled from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. The 1996 version of this immigration gumballs presentation has been one of the most viewed immigration policy presentations on the internet. Watch it and you’ll see why:

 


Powerful response to ‘peaceful Muslims’ rates standing ovation

June 29, 2014

In carnage around the world……“the peaceful majority were irrelevant”

Our thanks to WND for posting Brigitte Gabriel’s powerful response to a Muslim woman who attended a Heritage Foundation forum on Benghazi. The woman claimed Muslims are portrayed badly. Gabriel’s answer, complete with potent facts and figures, provides one of the best answers ever given to the constant harangue of ” the majority of Muslins are peaceful.”  Although Ms. Gabriel agrees, she also cites previous historical carnage perpetrated at the hands of Germany, Russia, China, Japan, and the events on September 11, 2001. In each case she concludes, “the peaceful majority were irrelevant”

This enlightening video clip is definitely worth your time.

 


Huppenthal’s tearful apology at news conference

June 26, 2014

“My actions need to bring honor…….”

John Huppenthal, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, broke down in tears as he apologized Wednesday for what he called “hurtful” comments posted anonymously on various blogs —- including Seeing Red AZ. Huppenthal, who has called parents who oppose the federally mandated Common Core education schemebarbarians,” was moved to tears as he repeated his earlier statement that his words didn’t reflect what he felt in his heart about either minorities or those who receive public assistance. This current situation is not the first time Huppenthal’s lack of judgment has attracted negative attention. Back in 2008, Chandler police recommended city prosecutors charge then-state Sen. Huppenthal (R Dist.20) with two misdemeanor counts of theft and cutting down a campaign sign critical of him. His actions included pulling out a sign and his confrontation with a 78-year-old Democrat activist on Election Day. She alleged Huppenthal grappled with her and snatched signs out of her hands.  The East Valley Tribune carried the entire story.


Huppenthal outed as anonymous commenter on blogs

June 19, 2014

After 31 years at the public trough, it’s time to retire the increasingly bizarre John Huppenthal: Vote Diane Douglas

CBS Channel 5 provides this coverage of what AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal does in his spare time.  Judging from various news reports, it appears Huppenthal has a lot of it. Seeing Red AZ has  made no bones about the fact we hope he has even more after the Primary Election votes are counted on August 26, 2014.

Conservative syndicated columnist, Michelle Malkin who has devoted the past two years to sounding the alarm on Common Core, supports Diane Douglas. Read her endorsement.

Huppenthal’s staff offered a statement explaining John Huppenthal’s proclivities which can be read in the Channel 5 link and this report in the daily newspaper, which includes Channel 12 video coverage. His comments —- sometimes posted late night/early morning —- but often during time when he should be tending to his duties and on the state computer —- use the monikers “Thucydides,” “Socrates1289,” and “Falcon9.”

The Arizona Daily Star has been following Huppenthal’s blog prowls, also.

Back in September, unaware we were dealing with the state’s top educrat —- in a post that garnered 35 comments —- SRAZ chastised Huppenthal’s alias “Socrates 1289” with these words:

You have tried dominating this section with over a dozen comments. Although some have been posted, don’t expect to see any others. Your wild accusations, name calling and warning to others that this is an untruthful site, will not fly here. This conservative, fact-based site obviously is not the place for you.

It is frenzied candidate John Huppenthal, meeting strong opposition to his bonding with Arne Duncan and Obama’s educare, who is untruthful. He deviously wants to change the name “Common Core” to “Arizona College and Career Ready Standards” hoping no one will notice. We all have and will not forget. Huppenthal is rightly sweating his upcoming election and has taken refuge in deceit.”

Huppenthal has commanded a lot of attention on this site:

Sept. 19, 2013: Huppenthal’s con job: Pushes renaming Common Core

Sept. 22, 2013:  Common Core deception: In AZ it starts with Huppenthal

Sept. 24, 2013: Gov. Brewer, AZ SPI Huppenthal, partner on education deceit

Sept. 27, 2013: Educrat trio: Huppenthal, Brewer, AZ Republic

Feb. 12, 2014:  Huppenthal urging parents to remove kids from Common Core?

Feb. 21, 2014:   Common Core gets hammered in AZ Senate

Apr. 29, 2014:  Veto of HB 2316 proves Huppenthal wrong on student privacy

May 12, 2014: AZ Education Superintendent race goes national

Check through these previous posts and it becomes apparent Huppenthal leaves a lot to be desired. Common Core is serious business. America‘s children are the pawns in the alarming game of federal overreach. As happens too frequently, those we trusted are attempting to hoodwink us with catchy jargon and glib name changes. Now as a worried candidate facing angry parents, Huppenthal has reconstructed the name, though keeping the rotten core of Common Core and spends hours defending his indefensible actions on blogs —- often on the taxpayer’s dime. 

Our education house is made of cards. It’s time to rebuild with a solid foundation. Conservative Diane Douglas deserves your vote and support.


AZ Republic’s farcical effort “to save marriage”

June 17, 2014

Goal: Expanding the definition of marriage 

The far left daily rarely disappoints. With rampant global chaos and the United States being led by a president who is making good on his promise to fundamentally transform America, the newspaper seizes on an issue near and dear to its heart to editorialize about: Same-sex “marriage.”

The lengthy piece begins by giving the lofty credentials of scholars, intended to impress the newspaper’s dwindling readership, which slipped 11 percent last year.

The editorial attempts to persuade that “gays can save traditional marriage,“ by striking a grand bargain “that if realized would bring together conservatives and liberals, gays and straights, in no less a cause than the preservation of marriage.” The goal of these scholars —- meeting at an Oct. 2 DC Marriage Opportunity Project conclave of national “thinkers/leaders” —- is to construct a “pro-family coalition that builds from the center out instead of the right in.”

 “Gay marriage”, we are told, “is a fait accompli. Whether you like it or not, the facts are stacking quickly in its favor. It will soon be the law across the land. And if not, the next generation will make it so.”

Further the argument goes, if current economic trend lines continue the country we’ve known will unravel. “Imagine,” the editorial states,” if gays saved marriage — saved the institution they fought so hard to get for themselves. How would that look to conservatives who’ve spent the last decade arguing equality would destroy marriage?”

According to the unnamed editorialist, same-sex unions (called “gay marriage” throughout the piece) will help strengthen working-class communities and build consensus that can soothe the culture wars, since they acknowledge that marriage is a bulwark against deprivation and dysfunction in low-income populations. These are populations progressives want dearly to help —- the liberals using their favored descriptive term “progressives,” write.

This new approach is called “marriage opportunity”and the newspaper writes it eagerly looks forward to having a conversation about it.

We’ve already been having the conversation.  This 2010 post Same sex “marriage” given editorial nod by AZ Republic, serves as a reminder that nothing changes with the dual agendas of homosexuality and amnesty. Same sex issues have stepped front and center with the newspaper since January 2008, when Randy Lovely took over as chief editor and VP of News at the daily newspaper, moving to Phoenix with his partner.


Abortion: The comedy?

June 7, 2014

Filmdom reaches new low

Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell reviews the cringe-worthy new film, “Obvious Child,” coming soon to a theater near you.

This is the industry’s descriptive takeaway theme of the movie:  A “drunken hookup —– and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment —– turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.”

“Hilarious” and “empowerment.”  Get that?

For a incisive analysis of the vacuous mindset of the left, take time to read Bozell’s Here comes the ‘Abortion comedy.’

Soulless reviewers, however, were enthusiastic. Variety’s Peter Debruge described the film as “uproarious” and a “refreshingly honest date-night laffer.” 

The New York Times’ Megan Angelo calls it an “abortion romantic comedy,” giving accolades to the aborting protagonist for her unwavering determination. Writer-director Gillian Robespierre also wants no ambiguity regarding the main character’s resolute commitment to sentencing her own child to death. “This isn’t a hard decision for her to make,” she unequivocally states.

As this enchantment with death is benignly passed off as “hilarious entertainment,” or “a quirky romantic comedy,” what additional proof is needed to show the diversion industry not only has no standards —- but is actually euphoric at the opportunity to give the appearance of trendiness to the foul practice of abortion? 


Michelle O urges teens: monitor family for racism, accept homosexuality as norm

May 21, 2014

Addressing graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas, Michelle Obama told them they need to monitor their older relatives, friends and others for any racially insensitive comments they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they’re made

“Our laws may no longer separate us based on our skin color, but nothing in the Constitution says we have to eat together in the lunchroom, or live together in the same neighborhoods,” she said. “There’s no court case against believing in stereotypes or thinking that certain kinds of hateful jokes or comments are funny.”

Mrs. Obama encouraged students to take steps to “drag my generation and your grandparents’ generation along with you” in the fight against racism. “Maybe that starts simply in your own family, when grandpa tells that off-colored joke at Thanksgiving, or you’ve got an aunt who talks about ‘those people,’” she said. “Well, you can politely inform them that they’re talking about your friends.”

Obama continued, “You have seen Latino singers win Grammys, black coaches win Super Bowls. You’ve watched TV shows with characters of every background.  So when you watch a show like the “The Walking Dead,” you don’t think it’s about a black guy, a black woman, an Asian guy, a gay couple and some white people —- you think it’s about a bunch of folks trying to escape some zombies, right?  Period. “

“And then when some folks got all worked up about a cereal commercial with an interracial family, you all were probably thinking, really, what’s the problem with that?  When folks made a big deal about Jason Collins and Michael Sam coming out as gay, a lot of kids in your generation thought, what is the issue here? And if someone were to say something racist on Twitter, well, I imagine that many of you would tweet right back, letting them know that’s just not cool.” 

Mrs. Obama, the wife of a twice elected bi-racial President, still doesn’t think America is accepting enough. You’ll remember back in 2008 the Ivy League graduate, married to another Ivy League grad and U.S. Senator, with a hefty yearly salary between them and their daughters in private schools, had a difficult time being proud of the country that afforded them so much.

 


Happy Mother’s Day – 2014

May 11, 2014

Breakfast_in_Bed_Mary Cassatt American-born impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844 – 1926) specialized in paintings depicting mothers and children. Our selection for this Mother’s Day, “Breakfast in Bed,”  illustrating a child held in her mother’s loving embrace, is a warm reflection of this special day.


AZ Republic gives Mormon bashing a thumbs up

April 30, 2014

Arizona’s daily newspaper, known to many as the AZ Repulsive, lives up to its name with the glowing review of “The Book of Mormon,” described as a “cheerfully profane musical.”

Though the newspaper calls the Tony Award winning theater production a “controversial hit,” it goes on to extol the content. 

Most often the term “controversial” is reserved for legislation or politicians the liberals at the daily abhor, but it was actually hauled out for this effusive review of the offensive play, referred to as “critically acclaimed.”

 Readers are told that the executive director of ASU Gammage, which is owned and operated by Arizona State University, claims, “We’ve been fielding hundreds and hundreds of requests for the show, so we’re very fortunate that it will be here.” Others want to know, “Why did it take so long?” and speculate the unexplained delay “has fueled rampant rumors that Gammage avoided scheduling the show because of its controversial content —- perhaps bowing to political pressure from influential members of the local Mormon community.”

If such pressure did exist, let’s hope it also came from segments of the faith-based community beyond the LDS Church.

According to the review, “The plot involves two missionaries from Salt Lake City sent to preach in war-torn Uganda. Woefully unprepared to face the violence and poverty there, they suffer a crisis of faith.

Satirical musical numbers include “You and Me (But Mostly Me),” a duet sung by chipper go-getter Elder Price and geeky companion Elder Cunningham, and “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream,” which features a giant dancing Starbucks cup (a reference to the Mormon prohibition on drinking coffee).

There’s also a spoof of “Hakuna Matata,” the don’t-worry-be-happy anthem from Disney’s “The Lion King,” that is, from nearly any religious perspective, wildly blasphemous. Without question, much of the content is offensive to many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” says the newspaper report.

In fact, the so-called “spoof” is filled with “F-U God” references. 

Would a musical defaming Islam receive the same praise from the leftist newspaper? Would Muslim male characters portrayed as effeminate geeks receive rave reviews and awards? Though the Obama administration fabricated the underlying reason, tragic events at the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya and death threats against author Salman Rushdie, who dared write a book critical of  Mohammad, provide the unambiguous answer.

This is the opening number. Side-splittingly funny, huh? At the conclusion, comes this raucous introduction from Neil Patrick Harris: “Welcome everyone to the 66th annual Tony Awards, or as we like to call it, Fifty Shades of Gay.”

And this is the measured response from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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