Texas passes looting deterrent bill, sent to Gov

May 28, 2019

As they wrapped up the 2019 legislative session over the Memorial Day weekend, Texas legislators, by a slim margin, voted to send HB1177, known as the Natural Disasters bill, to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature. Three Republicans folded, joining the Dems.

The NRA-backed measure protects law abiding citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a “license to carry” during declared state or local disasters enabling them to protect their property from looters for a week.

The Dallas Morning News reports, “Under current law, Texans who can legally own a firearm don’t need an additional license to openly carry a long arm, like a AR-15. However, to carry a handgun openly or concealed, Texans must get a ‘license to carry,’ which requires taking a course, including a shooting test, passing a background check and paying a fee.”

The fee is $140 with a $70 renewal after 4-years. The intended to impede processing time runs between 60-180 days.

Gun owners asked for these license rules to be loosened after Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in 2017.  KHOU TV 11 reports, “Looters hit Houston after Harvey to the tune of nearly $1 million.” These homegrown thugs robbed businesses and their neighbor’s flooded homes, while good Samaritans from across the U.S. did whatever they could to provide assistance.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, an appointed Democrat whose annual taxpayer financed salary exceeds $260,000, ignores the realities as he previously told Texas citizens who support our Second Amendment protections, “I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue.”

The NRA tracks gun laws across the United States. This interactive map provides important information.

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Christian U students protest faith-based VP Mike Pence

May 19, 2019

Liberal Arts Taylor University students take the word “liberal” more seriously than “Christian”

Taylor University is a nondenominational Christian liberal arts school that appears to take the word “liberal“ more seriously than its commitment to Christianity. There was a student and faculty walkout protesting Vice President Mike Pence just prior to him delivering the commencement address, beginning with these words:

“Throughout most of our American history it’s been pretty easy to call yourself a Christian, but things are different now,” Pence said. “Lately, it’s become acceptable, even fashionable, to malign traditional Christian beliefs. So as you prepare to leave this place and build your life on a Christ-centered, world-engaging foundation poured here at Taylor University, be prepared to stand up.”

Founded in 1846, Taylor University has veered far from its original roots. Its admission page urges applicants to learn more about how God could use you during and beyond your Taylor college experience, but there has been a disconnect, based in the promotion of the homosexual agenda as some students affixed rainbow signs and stickers atop their mortar boards, “We are Taylor too. ” They said the message represented “support for marginalized people hurt by the Trump administration’s policies,” clearly demonstrating their lack of knowledge.

The majority of the 494 graduates did not leave and greeted the comments by VP Pence, a former Indiana governor, with applause and a standing ovation. But the fact that there was a protest at a faith-based school is indicative of the radical leftist popular culture invading even what should be regarded as strongholds for normalcy.

The petition protesting Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement address can be viewed here.

While the university’s website addresses its commitment to Christ, some students suggested a more appropriate speaker would be South Bend Indiana mayor and long-shot Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, married to another man.

Next weekend V. P. Pence will deliver the commencement address to U.S. Army cadets at West Point military academy.


May Day: Significant day for teachers to abandon students

May 1, 2019

Last year, Arizona public school teachers, in violation of their contractual agreements, abandoned 840,000 students for a week — as they clamored for a 20% pay raise for their part-time employment.

In unison, they donned red t-shirts emblazoned with #RedforEd. Here at Seeing Red AZ, we dubbed their slogan #REDSforEd, in acknowledgement of the fact that, lemming-like, they followed a 24-year-old avowed Socialist and 2016 AZ Bernie Sanders campaign coordinator who had only a “provisional” teaching certificate having failed to complete the required history and government courses for certification. His mantra,“Teaching is political and silence is complicity,”is enough to send chills down the backs of any responsible parents.

It turns out we were more correct than we realized in using the term “REDS.” Today, May 1, is celebrated as May Day by Communists. And wouldn’t you know…it’s the day the predominantly left-leaning union members have chosen to take a unified national hike from their students and jobs.

In North Carolina, out-of-the-political-closet teachers, poised to strike today, have even adopted the communist symbol of a clenched fist as their emblem.

Arizona’s recently elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman’s ‘State of Education’ speech demanded additional teacher’s salary increases, as she thumbed her nose at the 20% raises foolishly given by Gov. Doug Ducey, who caved to the pressure. Educrat thugs responded by promising “Armageddon,” a catastrophic calamity of biblical proportions.

The formerly esteemed profession of teaching has veered off the rails into a leftist, youth propagandizing machine while running an ongoing  heist of taxpayer’s dollars.

When the PATCO union air traffic controllers threatened a nationwide walkout, President Ronald Reagan responded accordingly:


Pope Francis fund$ caravans of illegals invading U.S.

April 28, 2019

It’s Sunday…a fitting day for news dealing with religion. What we are presenting, however, is a perversion of being of good faith, the interjection of a religious leader who lives in his own fortress, surrounded by massive, 50-foot tall, ten-feet thick towering walls and protected by his own army, interfering in U.S. border policies. If you guessed Pope Francis, who resides in Vatican City, protected by Swiss Army guards, you win the gold star.

The Vatican News service boasts that the pope —- an elitist Marxist who lives surrounded by opulence —- is spending some of the ample cash at his disposal on financing the caravans of illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras into the United States. The invaders are currently being dumped in Tucson, thanks to the Argentine Pope.

A hypocrite who judges what’s in the heart of others, Francis ridiculed President Trump using these words, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.” Francis’ own wall remains solid and impenetrable.

He displayed blatant disrespect to America previously when he was invited to address a joint session of congress in 2015, but stopped off first to chat in Spanish with the Communist Castro brothers, Fidel (died 2016) and Raul. They are the Russian-aligned duo responsible for the substandard living conditions the repressed residents of Cuba have endured since 1959 in the once bustling tourist mecca, 90 miles off the southern Florida coast. 

Francis has repeatedly insulted President Trump and attempted to interject himself into our elections. Though America is the most generous of all nations, he frequently chastises us on the hot-button issues that drive the left: consumerism and global warming.

Worst of all, he is responsible for concealing the rampant sexual abuse in the church until he was forced to hold a 4-day “summit,” where he apologized for the systemic perversion, calling the same clergy he protected, “instruments of Satan.”

He initially issued a lame apology, telling victims the Vatican “felt shame and sorrow” and “the pope is on your side.”

This 2018 news report includes information regarding the Grand Jury report of ’horrific” ongoing child sexual abuse in the Pennsylvania diocese alone. The Pennsylvania Attorney General said the report showed a “systematic cover up by senior church officials in Pennsylvania and at the Vatican.”

It’s time for Francis to get the same treatment given to Pope Benedict XVI — a righteous man who did not deserve to be banished, never to be seen or heard of again. His reported “resignation” was the first of its kind in nearly 600 years.


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


Associated Press’ 2019 guidelines veer further left

April 9, 2019

Reporters instructed on retooling language in an effort to reconfigure attitudes

It’s not just about grammar and capitalization conundrums. Nope. Those zany folks at Associate Press are hard at work attempting to recraft your attitudes via 2019 stylebook guidelines. Though President Trump is not specifically mentioned, anti-Trumpism is always bubbling beneath the surface in news coverage.

The terms “racist” and “racism” are deserving of their own chapter. It is 2019, after all, and the stylebook’s audience is aimed at reporters who put a premium on dividing us according to ethnicity. African American has lost its dash with the removal of the hyphen. Americans who prefer to just be Americans are out’a luck. Are you unfamiliar with the term “Latinx?” It’s the gender-neutral or nonbinary alternative to Latino or Latina. AP is not simply a news agency. It also constructs language.

Illogically the focus on race is followed up with, “Consider carefully when deciding whether to identify people by race. Often, it is an irrelevant factor and drawing unnecessary attention to someone’s race or ethnicity can be interpreted as bigotry.”

In 2013, SRAZ posted,Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press. “

That was followed in 2017 byAP reconfigures language, tries to control thinking — again,” in which the stylebook urged journalists to avoid making references in news stories that suggest there are only two sexes in the human race.

In 2010, the Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists called on news reporters nationwide to stop using the term “illegal immigrant” in their news coverage —- preferring “undocumented workers” or “undocumented immigrants.”

As early as 2008, at the height of the war on terror, we exposed the absurd guidelines from the Society of Professional Journalists, which called for grouping white supremacists and “radical anti-abortionists” with Islamic terrorists. Jihad was not only verboten, it was sympathetically referred to as “exert[ing] oneself for the good of Islam and to better oneself.” None dare call it what it is: A militant Islamic movement threatening Western civilization.

These two gems were specific in their instructions:

– When writing about terrorism, remember to include white supremacist, radical anti-abortionists and other groups with a history of such activity.

– Use photos and features to demystify veils, turbans and other cultural articles and customs.

The 2019 stylebook’s lead editor Paula Froke, slickly states, “Our first audience is journalists, but the audience is very broad.”

The indisputable fact is, American citizens are the intended audience for the double speak and attitude adjustments. The majority of what you see and hear is fabricated with these leftist threads. Students are inundated with it from kindergarten through graduate school. What was once heralded as the free press, has grotesquely transmogrified to purveyors of mind control.


Arrogant, irrelevant Jeff Flake craves Dem 2020 win

March 31, 2019

It takes an unparalleled level of conceit for a single term U.S. Senator —- unable to run for reelection due to 18-percent approval ratings in his home state —- to pompously bloviate about the President of the Untied States, and think he is influential.

But that’s exactly the pathetic behavior insignificant Jeff Flake, now a paid defector at a left-wing network, engages in to generate some publicity for himself. The latest is a rehash of his 2016 pre-election rhetoric, when he went anywhere a camera and mic were located to state Donald Trump couldn’t and shouldn’t be elected, and neither he nor his family would vote for him.  His disgraceful antics mirrored those of his mentor, John McCain.

Flake obviously isn’t keen on the best economy, highest employment and lower taxes Americans have enjoyed in decades, excellent judicial appointments —- two on the Supreme Court —- and historic inroads with Communist despots in China and North Korea. As an orchestrating member of McCain’s notorious Gang of Eight, his focus has long been on instituting destructive open border policies.

The appropriately named Flake would rather grouse, though cameras need to be trained on him when he engages in his anti-Trump barrages.

Appearing at a decidedly leftist Democrat forum billed as the “Intelligence Squared” debate in New York City, Flake said: “I think that four years is difficult enough — to unravel some of the damage that has been done internationally to our role, to our leadership position. We cannot — should not go another four years.”

“Yes … and this notion, this narrative that’s been built up, that Donald Trump is the only one that can cobble together the Electoral College and win is just a fallacy,” stated Flake —- a man keenly aware of his own inability to win reelection.

When the moderator asked, “Are you willing to lose a cycle for the Republican Party because of the principles that you’re arguing,” the Flakester unhesitatingly responded, “Oh, yes. Yes.”