Scandal rocks AZ State University, Pres.Michael Crow slides

April 18, 2019

ASU’s Michael Crow’s salary exceeding $1.55 million in base pay and bonuses vaults him to nation’s top paid public university president

The local newspaper can’t get enough of Arizona State University President Michael Crow. It devotes numerous articles to extolling the virtues of the overpaid liberal,* who has put together programs providing financial assistance to illegal aliens, as tuition and fees continually skyrocket  for Arizona students and wildly spiral for out-of-state American citizens. 

Today’s edition of the Hillary-endorsing newspaper headlines a front page report, “Audit: ASU misspent more than a $million, questions raised over use of research funds.” The 3-page article includes references to redacted information throughout the audit, and “questionable expenditures.”  Missing is any mention of Michael Crow.

Since Crow is in charge of the university, why is there not a single reference to him? 

Money magazine in June 2017, named Crow as the nation’s highest paid public university president, at that time raking in $1.55 million in base pay and bonuses, with a package that vaulted him into the top spot.

His future brightened considerably in May 2018, as he received a 15% raise in his base pay bringing his salary — excluding bonuses and perks — to $690,000 applied retroactively to January 2018. Crow also receives automatic annual 3.5% increases in his base salary starting in September 2019  His salary was unanimously approved by the Arizona Board of Regents.

ASU’s website still extols President Barack Obama Scholars Program, which is described using these words, “President Barack Obama represents outstanding academic achievement, thoughtfulness, a long record of service to others, inspired leadership and a commitment to building strong communities across this country.” It includes a “coaching component.” to elevate failing minority students.

Obama has been out of office since 2016, but still rates high at ASU.

*These figures, published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, reflect Michael Crow’s base salary as of 2016-17. His bonuses and other compensation, including car and a housing allowance for his nearly 5,000 sq. ft. Paradise Valley mansion, personal and social club benefits are in addition to his base plus a $150,000 bonus and a $550,000 payment from the university foundation as a 10-year retention bonus.

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#REDSforEd teachers followed actual dunce, Noah Karvelis

April 12, 2019

For many Arizona parents, the anger over their children’s teachers abandoning them and sneering at their contractual obligations as they went out on strike for over a week, still rages. The bond of trust was irretrievably broken as they deserted over 840,000 students while over demanding a 20% pay increase for their part-time employment.

Newly elected Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman boasted she “proudly voted to walk out” with her fellow #REDSforEd striking teachers as they followed Socialist Pied Piper Noah Karvelis a 24-year-old hip hop music teacher and avowed Socialist. Hoffman, whose own teaching credentials are paper thin, says she was “inspired by unity within the movement.”

Not only are these educrats intent on dumbing down Arizona students, ironically Noah Karvelis is now being exposed as also being a failed student himself.

Breitbart News reports Karvelis only holds a “provisional” teaching certificate, having failed to complete the required coursework and pass tests on the U.S. Constitution and the Arizona Constitution — documents on which he places no value. Popular KFYI-550 AM conservative talk show host James T. Harris, previously outed Karvelis‘ insufficient credentials.

Important to remember is the fact “underpaid” teachers, who work 81/2 months a year, are able to support the far left teacher’s unions* to the tune of $millions a year, earmarked for Democrat candidates and liberal causes.

These same people are undermining the values conservative parents try to instill in their children. Karvelis’ résumé states he served as campaign manager to elect leftist Kathy Hoffman and was also a volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Additionally Karvelis has been a political consultant and staff writer for the Progressive Times, which defines itself on its masthead with this banner: “Progressive, independent journalism for the political revolution.” His mantra is, Teaching is political, and silence is complicity. Karvelis, a young white male. is also a self-hater.

This is akin to putting Marxists in charge of educating our children. Noah Karvelis, and those who march to his extremist tune, are dangerously influencing America’s youth, steering them away from democracy that flourishes in our representative Republic, and into the killing fields of Socialism.

Rare truth was contained in the words of then-retiring NEA legal counsel Bob Chanin. Listen to his admission carefully.(brief video.) He admits that the unions are about money, power, and a leftist agenda —- clearly stating “It’s not because we care about children.

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. Akin to attempting to bribe a mobster, no amount will ever be enough.

* Center for Responsive Politics


Illegal alien crisis reaches breaking point

March 29, 2019

Overburdened Border Patrol is releasing illegal aliens on to city streets in Arizona and Texas, a fact the Arizona Republic buries on page 11

The Trojan Horse symbolizes a saga in Greek mythology describing the strategy used by ancient Greeks to overtake the powerful city of Troy that had remained unconquerable during a decade long war. Finally the Greeks constructed a gigantic wooden horse in which they hid an elite fighting force. The horse, considered a victory trophy by the Trojans, was wheeled into the walled city as the Greeks appeared to retreat. According to legend, using the cover of darkness, the soldiers stowed inside the horse, crept out, opened the gates and let the rest of the army enter. The result was the destruction of Troy followed by a takeover by the invaders. The war ended, and so did Troy.

The United States is now in a similar position. There is no wooden horse, but there are determined invaders —- and we, like the Trojans, appear to be aiding and abetting our own demise.

John Binder, writing for Breitbart News, citing facts and figures from government sources, reports the United States is projected to add about 1.5 million illegal aliens to the American population by the end of the year, if current rates of Catch and Release border crossings and the 300,000 to 400,000 visa overstays remain consistent.

These numbers are in addition to the unverifiable tens of millions* of illegal aliens who are already fanned out across our country. This incalculable range represents the fact that we have lost control of how many invaders have breached our border. Their birth rates surpass native-born Americans.

Additionally, the astronomical numbers don’t factor in the estimated 500,000 illegal aliens who successfully cross into the U.S. undetected by Border Patrol agents. They are typically deported only after committing crimes in the U.S. —- initiating a cycle of repeated returns and deportations.  These are recent Border Patrol statistics.

The unskilled and uneducated Central American and Mexican hordes who have no respect for our sovereignty and are loath to assimilate, recreate the barrios they left behind after arriving in the USA.  Once here, they are able to access taxpayer-funded benefits as they fan out across our nation, all too often aided and abetted by unconscionable churches desperate to fill their emptying pews with grateful invaders.

President Donald Trump ran and was elected on his promise to build a border wall. Congressional Democrats have thwarted his efforts at every turn, denying the funding needed to complete construction. They tout technology that has been a costly failure since it was initially implemented. SRAZ posted,Virtual fence is a virtual flop,“ andVirtual fence “looks good” to Homeland Insecurity Chief Chertoff,” nearly a dozen years ago. The only thing that has changed is the invaders now boldly arrive in caravans, knowing that the leftist dominated U.S. House of Representatives refuses to advance funding President Trump has repeatedly requested. The visceral hatred they have for him trouncing Hillary Clinton in 2016 supersedes any rational thoughts of providing security to America’s citizens.

This Roy Beck video is not new, but remains as relevant as when it first introduced.

* Recent study by researchers from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The harsh realities of Socialism

March 11, 2019

Venezuela takes a nosedive

The economic crisis in Venezuela has reached fever pitch as alarmed Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday. The country has entered the fifth day of a nationwide blackout that has left scarce food rotting in shops, homes lacking water and cell phones without reception. Health care is imperiled as patients are dying in hospitals after back-up generators stopped functioning. Desperate Venezuelans, struggling to find food, are looting supermarkets during the blackouts, which have paralyzed the country.

Government authorities suspended school and business activities today providing no information on a possible time frame for resolving the dire situation, leaving the nation’s residents worried that the shutdowns could extend indefinitely.

Chaos reigns. The country’s massive power outage comes as President Nicolas Maduro faces an unprecedented political crisis and a hyperinflationary economic collapse. Opposition leader Juan Guaido invoked the constitution in January to assume the presidency after declaring Maduro’s 2018 re-election a fraud.

Venezuela is out of options. Prices are estimated to be rising at a rate of 3% every day, making the annual inflation rate more than 40,000%. An International Monetary Fund official warns the rate could reach 1,000,000% by the end of the year — one of the most disastrous episodes of hyperinflation in history.

Three-quarters of Venezuelans have lost an average of 24 pounds. Doctors report children dying of malnutrition. Malaria cases have spiked due to a collapse in treatment. Mass departures from the country have surged.

Possessing the world’s largest oil reserves is of no consequence as Venezuela suffers from a catastrophic economic downturn and alarming societal ills brought on by the failures of Socialism.

Yet the United States now has Socialists in congress. Millennials shamefully lacking in historical knowledge are increasingly supportive of both Socialism and Communism. 

This Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) post lists what the group considers its 2018 election successes:

“A renewed working-class movement across this country gives us hope. Earlier this year, teachers in West Virginia went on a historic statewide strike, winning massive concessions and inspiring similar militant action in communities from Arizona and Oklahoma to Kentucky and Washington State. In every respect, 2018 marks the return of the strike and what looks to be the beginning of a new era of militant working-class resistance to corporate control of our society.”

It’s a blatant acknowledgement of leftist teachers unions involvement in crippling strikes that abandoned more than 840,000 Arizona students for over a week…..the same students they have systematically dumbed down. The correlation is undeniable.

Arizona has three DSA chapters. This is the post from the Phoenix-based group along with an invitation to “Join the Revolution.”

These under-educated nitwits would fit in perfectly:


Why is ICE taking illegals to Phx. Greyhound station?

February 24, 2019

President Trump undermined by Dems who abhor building a wall and agents providing illegals free travel within U.S.

The local newspaper reports that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents dropped off groups of illegal aliens at a Phoenix Greyhound bus station Saturday afternoon. Numerous buses arrived to pick up the illegals, who crossed our sovereign border from Mexico.

The report further states that members of a local church set up tables with soup, muffins and an assortment of fruit near the Buckeye Road station to feed the illegal aliens while “mapping out warm places they can stay.”

It’s a safe bet none of the good church folks were bringing any of the illegals back to their own homes.

A spokesperson for ICE confirmed the agency dropped the illegal invaders at the bus station, saying the organizations it normally works with couldn’t accommodate them.

Could it be that they’ve had their fill?

Obviously proud of aiding and abetting the criminal invasion of our country, the church members, described in the news report as “humanitarians,” requested the newspaper’s reporters not use their names. Many illegals are previously deported felons whose crimes included homicides, sexual assaults and drug trafficking.

If the overuse of the terms illegals or illegal aliens stand out as odd, we are intentionally emulating the newspaper’s repeated use of the word “migrants.” We still came up short.

In 2014, under a policy sanctioned by President Obama and his Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, ICE officials acknowledged, “Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America were released at Greyhound bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix,” over several days, after they were flown to Arizona from south Texas. Not only did they fan out across the United States, avoiding detection, other illegals have been encouraged by the ease of which they were able to move freely without fear of being apprehended — after getting an assist from the very agency that is charged with deporting them back to their countries of origin.

Nineteen states and the territory of Puerto Rico have offices listed on ICE’s website. Some states have multiple offices. Presumably they are all staffed. We are paying their salaries and benefits, while the invasion continues unabated, with a warm assist from ICE officials, as they continue to recruit new agents.

What’s going on?


AZ child pornographer given 60 year sentence

February 19, 2019

Missing information: Citizenship status of Josue Eduardo Cota

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona is to be commended for its part in the dual nation investigation leading to its successful prosecution and conviction of this perverted monster, though a key piece of information is missing. What is his immigration status?

Josue Eduardo Cota, 33, a Douglas, Arizona resident and former corrections officer, has pleaded guilty to eight counts of production of child pornography and has been sentenced to 60 years in a case that began with a Canadian investigation. The U.S. investigation in this case was conducted by the Douglas Office Homeland Security Investigation team.

The fact that Douglas is a border town in Cochise County, abutting Mexico, makes Cota’s status relevant. According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report, over 73 percent of residents identified as Hispanic or Latino. Over 65% speak a language other than English in their home. Between 2013 and 2017, a quarter of the population identified as foreign born and 31.9% live in poverty, with a per capita income in the past 12 months (in 2017 dollars) of $15,294. This information leads to the conclusion that a high rate of illegal aliens reside in Douglas. Is Josue Eduardo Cota one of them?

Cota is pictured in this report in the Douglas Dispatch.

The U. S. Department of Justice’s media release can be read here. All involved in apprehending, prosecuting and gaining a conviction of this despicable pervert who sexually exploited young children deserve our gratitude.


Cindy McCain outed as a human trafficking liar & Update

February 7, 2019

Claim of witnessing human trafficking incident disputed by Phoenix Police

Arizonans, and the nation, were well aware of the duplicity and arrogance of John McCain, a man who was raised in the shadows of brave military men. Both his father and his grandfather were admirals in the U. S. Navy.  As John Sidney McCain, III, he carried their names and had a big legacy to fill. Instead he graduated at the bottom of his Naval Academy class, was a renown womanizer and crashed three jets. When he was shot down, captured and imprisoned during the Vietnam War, his embellished saga was disputed by others on congressional committees along with former POWs. After returning as a hero, he ditched his wife who waited patiently for his return to marry the much younger rodeo queen and Anheuser-Busch beer heiress Cindy Lou Hensley, now morphed into a philanthropist.

Now his widow after McCain’s 2018 death from brain cancer, Cindy, who has also had problems with veracity, is now integral to the grandly named McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, where Cindy serves on the Human Trafficking Advisory Council and the board of trustees. This scheme has vaulted them both to iconic stature. Cindy made human trafficking her focus. Opiate abuse a topic with which she has personal familiarity would not have served her nearly as well.

During a Monday interview on KTAR‘s ‘Mac & Gaydos’ show, reported by the Washington Post, Cindy recounted an incident which she claimed took place at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport — which, of course, now has a McCain terminal.

“I came in from a trip I’d been on and I spotted…it looked odd….”It was a woman of a different ethnicity than the child, this little toddler she had, and something didn’t click with me. I tell people, trust your gut. I went over to the police and told them what I thought, and they went over and questioned her. And by God, she was trafficking that kid.”

The radio show hosts were aghast.

“No way!” one said.

“And you said a toddler?” the other asked.

“Yes,” McCain said. “A toddler. It was a toddler. She was waiting for the guy who brought the child to get off the airplane.”

Cindy McCain is the co-chair of Gov. Ducey’s Arizona Human Trafficking Council. The Ducey and McCain families have been close since Doug Ducey first arrived in Arizona and was hired at Hensley & Co. while attending ASU. Years later as a businessman, John McCain encouraged him to run for state treasurer and he is now serving his second term as governor.

The McCain worshiping Arizona Republic newspaper has so far been mute on Cindy McCain’s fabricated human trafficking tale, on which she has now backtracked since Phoenix Police refuted her story on Wednesday as reported by KTAR News.

Fri. Feb. 8, 2019:

The Arizona Republic, several days late and a dollar short, as the saying goes, finally addresses Cindy McCain’s fabricated tale of saving a toddler from human trafficking — burying it on page 13.  The banal headline: “Cindy McCain steps back from report of trafficking,” sits atop a brief article tucked in among a full page of ads for discounted zoo tickets, window blinds and resale jewelry. Bringing embarrassment to the widow of the Machiavellian man the newspaper obsessively reveres, would never do, even when Cindy McCain’s acknowledged motive for contacting the airport police was based in racism. Imagine the placement and coverage this preposterous claim would have received if the person making the false allegations was First Lady Melania Trump.