Janet Napolitano drops “Big Sis” guise, becomes “Big Bro”*

April 26, 2019

Issues directive requiring California universities to quarantine students and staff unable to prove they were vaccinated against measles

Janet Napolitano —- formerly Arizona’s radically left-wing governor who took a midterm hike to ineffectively head the Department of Homeland Security for Barack Obama —- is currently the president of the University of California system. 

Longtime Arizonans rate her as the undisputed worst governor in memory. Wielding her veto pen in a manic rage over bills passed through the GOP controlled state legislature, she earned the nickname “J-No.”

Lax leftist Napolitano, bonded to an open border policy, was renowned for her dismissively blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border security: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

Called “Big Sis,” for her ham-handed tactics, Napolitano has now fully morphed into “Big Bro,” mandating that California universities quarantine students and staff who are unable to prove they were vaccinated against measles. CBS 2 Los Angeles carries the full report.

Years preceding the shameful attempts to keep Judge Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Napolitano was integral to the attempt to defame Clarence Thomas as he was put through a brutal hearing prior to his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court nearly three decades ago.  A black, conservative justice was more than the left could tolerate. Napolitano represented Anita Hill, who suddenly recalled offensive comments she attributed to Thomas —- though she inexplicably continued to follow Thomas, who vigorously denied her charges, from job to job.

It’s a sure bet there are few who miss “Big Bro/J-No” but for those who have a hankering to see her, she has authored a book targeting President Trump as a bigot for enacting national security measures. She will be reviewing it and signing copies next month for a mere $45 fee.

Using these printable coupons, treat yourself and take a few guests out to dinner at Red Lobster for the same amount.  Crab or lobsters and shrimp, even with their antenna intact, are easier on the eyes than Janet Napolitano any day of the week.

Here she is with her gal-pal Kyrsten Sinema out for a night on the town a few years ago.

*“Big Brother is watching you,” was the warning that appears on posters throughout Oceania, the fictional dictatorship described by George Orwell in his book titled, “1984.”

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AZ educrat Pres. Joe Thomas instructs in “Thugocracy”

April 25, 2019

Educating students takes back seat to educrat’s intimidation agenda

Breitbart exposesvia video — the ruthlessness and intimidation techniques advocated by Arizona Education Association (AEA) president Joe Thomas. He was caught instructing teachers who act as union liaisons in their schools how to intimidate any colleagues who refuse to participate in future walkouts planned by #RedsforEd at the State Capitol in Phoenix.

The Arizona Daily Independent initially uncovered the video instructing teachers in bullying of their colleagues.

Scroll through the notoriously left-wing Teachers Unions* site funded to the tune of $millions by dues paying teachers. Bear in mind,  the “underpaid” teachers, who work 81/2 months a year, are able to support the far left unions which almost exclusively support liberal candidates and causes.

In May 2018, Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), a position reportedly paying over $500,000 yearly, came to Phoenix to rally the acquiescent teachers against the 20% pay increase/bribe foolishly offered by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Weingarten does double duty as a Democrat operative who gave impassioned speeches introducing Dem presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at both AFT’s 2016 convention and the Democrat’s national convention.

During the strike Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association (AEA) was front and center issuing statements about the need for more money for the teachers — who care so much for their students that last year they abandoned 840,000 of them for over a week in violation of their contractual agreements.

Paid by the union, Joe Thomas received in excess of $400,000 in compensation each year from 2011 through 2016. That swank sum has no doubt been upgraded in the past three years. Thomas and his teacher wife are Democrats. Following the Nov. 2018 General Election, we posted,If you like AZ’s leftist election results, thank a teacher.”

In January SRAZ posted, Educrat thugs promise “Armageddon,” as AEA Pres. Joe Thomas threatened another strike. We described Arizona teachers, who received 20% pay increases —- and are now demanding more —- as resembling emboldened thugs pulling a heist.

Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom”— eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.

Falling prey to the teacher’s demands was foolishness personified. It’s like attempting to bribe a mobster. No amount will ever be enough.

*Center for Responsive Politics


Who cares what Mega McCain thinks?

April 24, 2019

It’s impossible to miss the impending demise of the once well-read and dependable Arizona Republic newspaper. It hasn’t been reliable since Eugene and Nina Pulliam were the conservative publishers, in the pre-Gannett glory days. News was written by reporters, not student interns lacking editors. Journalists were regarded as trustworthy, and like Clark Kent, who spent time as a reporter at the Daily Planet, their clear eyed integrity was unquestioned.

What a novel concept. 

Today’s newspaper is emaciated and filled with leftist spew.  Seasoned reporters and editors have taken early retirement, had their contracts bought out or been axed, as was the case recently with Pulitzer-prize winning cartoonist Steve Benson, who rose to prominence when he held a conservative perspective later degrading to brazen Trump hatred.

Sappy columnists have morphed into bomb throwers for the anti-Trump and open border agenda. Ditto the former Libertarian minded columnist who has veered into Liberal-land for job security.

Tuesday’s edition was so lightweight in both heft and content, that only the word “pathetic” is appropriately descriptive. In an interesting placement choice, an impending LGBT rights case to be heard in the fall before the U.S. Supreme Court is given front page prominence, though high arsenic levels detected in various identified bottled water brands is relegated to page 9. The entire news section, national, international and local, rated 14 pages sparsely tucked in among ads. Sports took 8 pages, including obituaries — which now abut athletic scores. ‘Things to do,’ also a section, is a hodgepodge including movie listings, hiking trails, restaurant reviews, comics, puzzles and Dear Abby. Five full pages are devoted to hearing aid advertisements, since the remaining reader base consists of senior citizens.

Mega McCain has somehow become newsworthy. One headline roars, “Meghan McCain: Bernie Sanders not fit to lead.” Another, “I still can’t go back home to Arizona,” is a commentary on her inability to cope with father’s 2018 death.

She was controlled enough to ensure that she insulted purposely uninvited President Trump and his family during her anger-laced eulogies at three separate, week-long funerals.  Among the A-Listers were scandal-plagued Bill and Hillary Clinton and the part-time president and full-time vacationer and golfer, Barack Obama, who first denied and then admitted delivering $1.7 billion in cash payments to Iran in 2016. For those with short memories, Iran is the country that routinely assembles screaming mobs yelling, “Death to America!”

Coarse, tattooed and untalented, Mega McCain has briefly held a succession of television gigs only because of her recognizable last name. Her opinions influence no thinking American, making her the ideal person for the failing newspaper to cover.

Michelle Malkin provided an exemplary review in her column reprinted here in the Philadelphia Inquirer, ‘Vulgar exercises in self-indulgence’: Aretha Franklin, John McCain funerals showed how not to depart with dignity.

Malkin succinctly summed up the tastelessness using these words, “graveyard narcissism intertwined with crass partisanship.”


Democrats’ bizarre bond with death

April 23, 2019

Earlier this month, Democrat New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy bragged about signing legislation legalizing doctor assisted suicide, becoming the eighth state to casually devalue life. In signing the bill, Murphy, a self-described “lifelong, practicing Catholic,” stated that while he was aware the Church opposed assisted suicide he was signing the bill into law regardless.

The bill was co-sponsored by Assemblyman John Burzichelli and Senator Nick Scutari, both….you guessed it…Democrats.

New Jersey joins other assisted suicide-condoning states with Democrat governors including California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.  Vermont is the stand alone with a Republican chief executive to sign assisted suicide legislation.  

 It’s a slippery slope. Newly-born life has been shockingly devalued by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, another Democrat, who condones infanticide via post-birth abortion saying it‘s a decision to be made by a mother and her provider.  Northam, a medical doctor, is even more reprehensible, since his pre-political career has been as a pediatric neurologist. Although he condones death for innocent babies, he opposes the death penalty for the most horrific criminals, who have committed capital offenses.

Watch this astonishing video of Northam’s interview on CNS News.

Appearing on WTOP’s “Ask The Governor,” program Northam defended the 40-week abortion bill saying, “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

New York’s leftist Gov. Andrew Cuomo celebrated signing into law abortion up until birth. Watch this Fox and Friends video featuring New York Archbishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan discussing how Democrats changed their previous abortion rhetoric from “safe, legal and rare” to what has now morphed into “dangerous, enforced and frequent.”

 Cuomo has gone to the mat banning single use of plastic bags, which he prioritizes over human life.


Foolish do-gooders aid and abet illegal invasion

April 22, 2019

Righteous absurdity of the left

The Easter Sunday edition of the local newspaper devoted front page coverage, including two jump pages, to a 74-year-old local grandmother who opens her small condo to hordes of illegal aliens. The article is headlined, “We are called to welcome strangers…Arizonan opens home, heart to asylum seekers.” A more fitting title would be, “Misguided do-gooder* aids and abets illegal invasion.”

Her home is described as “spotless” although the photos belie that depiction. Truth on any level simply has no relevancy when the topic is illegal aliens. Imagine a neighbor harboring criminals steps away from your home. Yet she and others working in concert with their churches, are extolled for feeding, clothing and temporarily housing Central American illegals now breaching our border by the 100‘s of thousands as they caravan through facilitating Mexico. The illegals, referred to as “guests,” are coddled until they are able to fan out cross the United States and access taxpayer-funded benefits. Any children they have once here are automatically American citizens based on flawed interpretations of the Fourteen Amendment, able to exploit absurd chain migration policies to bring in other relatives.

A pastor acknowledges not all of his congregants are happy with his church’s involvement, with some concerned that “publicity could lead to anti-immigrant protests from so-called patriot groups, which have occurred at other churches.”

Understand that if you believe in legal immigration and respect for the law, you are on the wrong side of this issue and your patriotism is open to question.

These brief insights aim to give our readers a sample of what the increasingly radical left-wing newspaper pushes as it attempts to make aiding criminality an act of faith-based decency. The failing Arizona Republic expends its last gasps of breath struggling to normalize the abnormal from deviancy to criminality, but is fooling no one but itself — evidenced by the fact that subscriptions for the anorexic, poor excuse for a newspaper continue to plummet. Parent company Gannett Co. Inc. continues to fail and has been the subject of hostile takeover bids as profit and revenue fall short of estimates.

For a cogent view on the impending prospects of such irrational tactics, read “Amnesty: Bad Policy, Even Worse Politics,by Bradley Betters — posted on American Thinker.

 * Click on link to read excellent description.


Christians target of Muslim Sri Lankan Easter bombers

April 21, 2019

“Religion of Peace” update

The U.K.‘s Daily Mail reports on the bloody carnage perpetrated by radical Muslims on Easter Sunday as coordinated bombings were carried out against Christian worshipers in Sri Lankan churches. Initial reports list at least 207 dead and nearly 500 wounded, including foreign visitors.

Three luxury hotels, frequented by tourists, were also targeted as eight near-simultaneous explosions took place across the country. Thirty-five foreigners, including Americans, British, Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese are reported killed in the blasts.

Although several of the perpetrators of the vicious crimes were suicide bombers — one of whom strategically placed himself in a hotel breakfast buffet line — seven suspects have been arrested.

Sri Lanka’s police chief issued a nationwide alert 10 days before the bomb attacks that suicide bombers planned to hit “prominent churches.”

“A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama’ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo,” the alert stated.

The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that gained notoriety last year when it was linked to the vandalizing of Buddhist statues.   

According to the country’s 2012 census, Sri Lanka’s total population, then estimated at 22 million included 70% Buddhist, 13% Hindu, 10% Muslim, and 7% Christian.


Skewing the news Arizona style

April 20, 2019

No wonder the Arizona Republic is dying

With its last gasps, the dying, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper continues to spew venom at Republicans. On Jan. 1, 2019, the newspaper was described as ahomeless vagrant on borrowed time,” after having been forced, by declining readership and following massive layoffs, to sell the building and parking structure it has occupied for decades.

Limited vocabulary when describing Republicans is de rigueur. It spikes into incendiary high gear when conservatives are the topic. 

A classic example is a column by sob-story aficionada turned bomb thrower, Laurie Roberts, who describes physician Kelli Ward, the newly elected state Republican chairwoman, using these intended to incite words: “Ward is the reigning queen of the far-right fringe.” Columnist Robert Robb described Dr. Ward’s election as “meaningless.” The backdrop for Robb’s assertion is border security, which his pro-open border and amnesty supporting employer, The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) adamantly opposes. He now sings its tune like a trained parrot.

What Laurie Roberts refers to as the “far-right fringe,” are actually the majority of grassroots Republican elected state committeemen who elected Dr. Ward, a former state senator, while strongly objecting to the prospect of reelecting the ineffectual phantom chairman Jonathan Lines. He was put in place by his slippery predecessor Robert Graham, who still ran the party since Lines resides 200 miles away in Yuma, runs a roofing business and has 11 kids to parent.

The newspaper also has former state senate president Russell Pearce in its sights again. He is referred to as a “hard right conservative.“ In AZ Republicese, this is no compliment. His current job is listed twice in the same article, just in case rabble-rousers missed it the first time.

The report veers off the charts by referring to groups labeled “extremist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The group which the newspaper refers to as “monitoring hate,” has itself been outed as a source of vicious hate. Watch this 5-minute Prager University video for a healthy dose of truth.

The agenda driven newspaper continues to harp on the Mueller report as if President Trump had been found guilty of obstruction of justice or Russian collusion, when exactly the opposite conclusion was reached. Though dying of a thousand self-inflicted cuts, it follows many of its articles with these words, “Support local journalism. Subscribe to (gives an email address.)”

Hari-Kari is an ancient Japanese form of ritual suicide by disembowelment. The Arizona Republic is taking the slower path, but the result will be the same. Insulting its remaining subscribers is not a successful business model, yet it is the one to which it is bonded.

Newspaper Death Watch is a web site chronicling the demise of hard copy newspapers, including a section called ‘Works In Progress,’ listing major metro dailies that have cut frequency or adopted hybrid online/print or online-only models. It won’t be much longer before the anorexic, radically left-wing local daily joins the list.