Loony Leftists go full circle, now claim “God is on our side”

June 25, 2018

It wasn’t that long ago when a devout Christian Colorado bakery shop owner was the subject of vicious condemnation for refusing to bake a custom ordered cake for a same-sex wedding, explaining that to do so violated his religious beliefs. Because he regarded his cake baking expertise as using “his artistic skills to make an expressive statement,” making a cake for a same-sex couple would require him to convey a message that is fundamentally inconsistent with his religious beliefs.

On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld his right to his freedom of speech. The left raged in protest, saying he had no right to deny the men a cake. The men had been previous customers and the baker offered them a cake from his case that did not have an inscription on it. They refused and initiated a lawsuit.

Even with that victory, it appears as thought the revered First Amendment to our Constitution stands on a shaky precipice.

For some time conservatives have been denied the ability to speak when invited to university campuses by college Republican groups. Ann Coulter got pelted with cream pies thrown onto the stage where she was standing. David Horowitz’ addresses were drowned out by shrieking students who refused to allow him to speak. Both of them have had invitations withdrawn. This explicit article he wrote in 2013 is as relevant today as when it initially appeared in National Review.

Universities, once considered bastions of freedom and enlightenment, are now complicit in repressing the rights of those whose views they do not share.

This past week Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at a Washington, D.C. restaurant was rudely interrupted when protesters arrived to chant, “If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace,” and “Shame! Shame!” Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America, a group with ties to Socialistic billionaire George Soros, took credit for the raucous commotion. The restaurant management was complicit in the assault.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and several members of her family were refused service in a Virginia restaurant Friday night. She later tweeted that she ‘politely left’ The Red Hen in Lexington after it was made clear she was not welcome ‘because I work for POTUS.’

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-D) urges more public disruptions (video) against those in the Trump administration, adding, “God is on our side.” Interesting that God is being invoked by this liberal Democrat. In 2012 at the Democrat’s National Convention, delegates booed the inclusion of the word “God” in their Party Platform. A floor vote was taken three times and God was repeatedly booed. Finally, embarrassed convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa declared, “The ayes have it.” His announcement fooled no one and was followed by more and louder booing.

Democrats have an aversion to God. The rest of us have a growing aversion to Democrats.

As Saul Alinsky, stated in “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals,’ “One acts decisively only in the conviction that all of the angels are on one side and the devils are on the other.”

Alinsky, who laid the groundwork for extremist community organizing, and dedicated his book to Lucifer, also said, “We are always moral and our enemies always immoral. The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the immorality of the opposition, of conservatives and Republicans. If they are perceived as immoral and indecent, their policies and arguments can be dismissed, and even those constituencies that are non-political or “low-information” can be mobilized to do battle against an evil party,”

That’s the strategy. It has been followed by Alinsky disciples Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and their claque, since the book was published in 1971, setting the groundwork for today’s Democrat Party.

 

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AZ Republic: Foolish reports take center stage again

June 2, 2018

Transgender “migrants,” carping school principals rate front page coverage

Last weekend we ran a post titled,Major reason to steer clear of deceptive AZ Republic.” It was an instant hit, garnering an exceptionally high number of hits, proving common sense still resonates.

Today we bring our readers yet another couple of reasons to ditch the newspaper. These latest Page One offerings shared the same issue on Wednesday, May 30.

First we bring you “Looking for a safe place to call home.” You might be inclined to think this concerns abandoned pets up for adoption, but you’d be wrong. The article details the “new struggles” of “transgender migrants.” Their advocates — yes, they have advocates — say “U.S. officials haven’t done enough to protect transgender women from assaults and abuse.” The article continues to two full inside jump pages. The caption accompanying the above-the-fold photo identifies two of these “transgender migrants” by their femme name, continuing, “they often face difficulties in remote detention centers when applying for asylum in the United States.” They complain they are unable to get decent jobs and the only work open to them is in the “sexual servitude industry” working as prostitutes. One reported that “clients became enraged” when discovering the prostitutes ware born male. ‘Ya think?

Article two, also given prominent above-the-fold exposure is titled,” Principal: ‘D’ grade is public shaming.”  Numerous valley principals appearing at the State Board of Education meeting addressed their concerns that the low school grading labels hinder their success.

The principals have it exactly backwards. Their schools’ lack of success in teaching hinders the students, whose abysmal testing scores are reflected in the grades given to the schools by the state.

One by one, they requested their specific schools grades be bumped up a notch or the system that alerts parents to the success or failure rate of individual schools be discarded altogether. These are representatives of the same public schools that abandoned their students — over 180,000 of them statewide — for a week, while the REDsforEd teachers went out on strike demanding a 20 percent salary hike.

The Arizona State Board of Education’s website states:

Arizona Revised Statutes § 15-241 requires the Arizona Department of Education, subject to final adoption by the State Board of Education, to develop an annual achievement profile for every public school in the state based on an A through F scale. The development of the Accountability System was informed by public input through 17 public hearings across the state and a survey that yielded almost 1700 responses. Additionally, a broad-based committee consisting of school administrators, teachers, parents and data experts provided the Board with additional input.

The system measures year to year student academic growth, proficiency on English language arts, math and science, the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners, indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school and that high school students are ready to succeed in a career or higher education and high school graduation rates.

This accountability is what the left-wing union educratsare fighting.

* Open Secrets notes its data for the current election cycle was updated by the Federal Election Commission on Monday, May 21, 2018.

 


Boehner rips GOP, Pres. Trump, but OK with pot

June 1, 2018

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has assessed the Republican Party and found it wanting. You remember Boehner? He’s the guy who broke into tears and slurred his words at the drop of a martini glass. The one who was so fond of tanning lamps that he sported an orange-tinged face.

Now, staging a rendition of Jeff Flake’s favorite tune, Boehner is warbling, “President Trump has ruined the Republican Party.”

“There is no Republican party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican Party is kinda taking a nap somewhere,” he recently told attendees at the Mackinac Policy Conference in Michigan.

“Well, you know, Donald Trump, who I know well, was one of my supporters, when I was speaker,” Boehner incoherently recalled. “I was having a rough week, Trump would call me, pat me on the back, cheer me up, played a lot of golf together. But president? Really? I never quite saw this.”

To calm his angst, Boehner, who resigned under pressure in 2015, has taken a new gig as spokesman  for the U.S. marijuana industry, joining the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses cannabis in 11 U.S. states.  It was originally known by the more accurately descriptive name of High Street Holdings.

An odd man who exemplified the Peter Principle, Boehner was previously quoted as saying he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization of marijuana. 

Now he says, “Over the last 10 or 15 years, the American people’s attitudes have changed dramatically. I find myself in that same position. My thinking on cannabis has evolved.” How much it cost to have his thinking “evolve, ” we might never know. Acreage Holdings did not to disclose his salary.

Boehner’s son-in-law could also be a compelling factor for his change of heart on weed.

Marijuana remains federally illegal and is classified as a Schedule I narcotic, under the Controlled Substance Act.


School shootings: Who’s to blame?

May 19, 2018

Another school shooting has taken the lives of what is being reported as 9 students and a teacher‘s aide. Twelve others were wounded by the 17-year-old murderer, This time the massacre was in Santa Fe Texas, a small town of approximately 80,000 residents south of Houston.

The Houston Chronicle described the assassin with these words: “He posted a photo on his Facebook page of a “born to kill” T-shirt and wrote in a journal about shooting people and committing suicide. His Facebook cover photo comes from an album called “Dangerous Days” by a dystopian cyberpunk band called Pertubator with a track that took on a haunting quality before 8 a.m. on Friday morning: “Humans Are Such Easy Prey”

The newspaper wrote, “The signs of dark, violent fantasies were ubiquitous in (the killer’s) social persona and private ramblings.”

Like the 1999 Columbine High School killers, he had a penchant for wearing a trench coat. Presenting a dichotomy of personalities, he had been an honor roll student, played on the high school football team and expressed a wholesome desire to join the Marines.

Seventeen were killed at a Parkland, Florida high school just three months ago on Valentine’s Day. This list of school shootings goes back to 1990.

The immediate reaction by many on the left is to go after guns — confiscate and destroy them. Eradicate the Second Amendment as outdated.  Blame the NRA. Then comes the talk of mandatory mental health evaluations and permitting involuntary commitments.

Lost in the mix is the undeniable fact that violence, passing as entertainment,  has for far too long, permeated our society.  Music lyrics were once taken on by Tipper Gore, then-wife of Sen. Al Gore. She testified before a senate panel in 1985, saying, “…in virtually every medium, the communications industry offers increasingly explicit images of sex and violence to younger and younger children. In the course of my work, I’ve encountered a degree of callousness toward children that I never imagined existed. No one asks what is in the product or its effect on kids, only how well it will sell.”

Her efforts to expose the encroachment were vociferously fought by the music industry. In 1985, the graphic violence was mild compared to today. According to Quora, the Internet “became mainstream among researchers by 1989, among Silicon Valley movers and shakers by mid 1995, and by most US households by 2001.”

In 2018, many children are isolated, unsupervised and fatherless. The Internet provides them with explicit images and social media sites to “express themselves.”  Their entertainment is raw and often violent.  Fewer families than ever before are involved in a faith-based community. Values are no longer taught. Parents increasingly put their own pursuits ahead of their children. These are the areas that beg for attention, since they create the personalities that revel in violence.

Families owned firearms throughout our history and mass shootings were not perpetrated at schools by adolescents. The cause is too uncomfortable to address, but it’s time to remind parents that their children are their primary responsibility. Economic pressure must be applied to the entertainment and music industries. The NRA, which protects freedom, is not the problem.


A simple solution to halt AZ pedestrian deaths

April 22, 2018

Common sense enforcement needed, not study committees 

Arizona has a problem with pedestrian fatalities. According to data released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which lists by state, we have the highest rate in the entire nation. Hawaii, which is not a border state, has the lowest. Making the numbers even more compelling is the fact that Maricopa County has the unenviable distinction of coming in second in fatalities of all U.S. counties.

The City of Phoenix, under the thumb of leftwing Mayor Greg Stanton —– a self described “progressive,” now running for congress —- jumped into action with the creation of a board to study the crisis. ‘Complete Streets’ has made recommendations after blaming the high fatality rate on our “streetscape.”

What?  You haven’t previously heard that word? That’s because you’re not a liberal urban planner, public health advocate dealing with sustainability, and complete streets, multi-modal/transportation planning and design or health impact assessments. Many of the board members are “quality of life” specialists.

Check out the Complete Streets Advisory Board Roster and their specialties.

An assemblage of nearly a dozen such luminaries is impressive, if you’re into costly social transformation. They addressed the Phoenix City Council demanding council members accelerate the process and adopt the “Complete Streets Guidelines” to make streets safer for pedestrians.

The group blames pedestrian fatalities on economic conditions, demographics, weather, fuel prices, and the amount of time people spend walking. Ergo, if you’re poor, snow drifts are high, you have to walk while texting, you could be an accident waiting to happen.

Among the concepts to alleviate such deficiencies provided for in the guidelines are more sidewalks, reducing the rate of traffic, shade structures and trees, including increased night time lighting.  The slowing of traffic, more lighting and planting of trees clearly conflict with the need to reduce gas, electricity and water consumption previously favored by “sustainability” alarmists. 

There is a simpler and less costly way to address the increase in pedestrian deaths. Begin ticketing people who refuse to use marked crosswalks. This was once known as “jaywalking” and was a ticketable offense. Now officers in patrol cars, concerned about negatively impacting cultural mores, blithely sail past mothers standing on the median with a flock of tykes, waiting for a traffic break to hustle them across the busy street, ignoring the nearby crosswalk and traffic signal.

Crosswalks are routinely disregarded. The attitude is, lines in the street are put there by authority figures and should be avoided regardless of the fact that they save lives. It’s a foolish, often ethnic-based, power struggle that has made Arizona the leader in pedestrian deaths. This is a fact you can be certain the ‘Complete Streets’ committee won’t address.


Latin American democracy crumbles under corruption

March 30, 2018

The Hill posts an enlightening commentary,Latin American democracy is crumbling under corruption,” by Edward Lynch. Ph.D. The chair of political science at Hollins University, and former Special Assistant to President Reagan for Defense and Foreign Policy, Lynch details the high levels of governmental corruption in Mexico and other Latin American counties.

When people come to the United States, they bring with them the concepts they were familiar with in their countries of origin.  In the case of Latin America, they are often incompatible with our system of government.

How’s Socialism Doing in Venezuela?  This instructional video on PragerU has received over a million hits.

Knowledge is power. Get yours today with these two links.


Foul-mouthed radical leftist wins Sandra Day O’Connor award

March 28, 2018

Ashley Judd, a self-declared “Nasty Woman,” struck a low note at the Women’s March in Washington with her vulgar tirade (video) denouncing then-newly elected President Donald Trump. With her historical ignorance on full display, she referred to him and those in his not even sworn-in administration as “Nazis.” Though her crude rant was timed to detract from his Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, Judd is now deemed worthy of honor.

The Arizona Republic newspaper, noted for its unconcealed liberal bias, headlined the coverage, ‘Honor of a Lifetime.’ Judd, a wild radical with a penchant for shouting shock talk, received the Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award Monday at the Arizona Foundation for Women’s 2018 luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

Both the actress turned radical activist and the woman’s group venerating her have a decidedly liberal agenda. Among the past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award named after former U. S. Supreme Court Justice and Arizona-raised Sandra Day O’Connor — known as a disappointing swing vote on the court exacerbated by her discord with conservative Justice Clarence Thomas — are Tipper Gore (Al Gore‘s ex-wife honored prior to their divorce); Marian Wright Edelman (longtime ally of Hillary Clinton); Janet Napolitano, (Arizona’s abysmal Democrat governor who took a midterm hike to ineffectively head the Department of Homeland Security for Barack Obama); Billy Jean King (lesbians have become a necessary component of women’s list honorees); Maria Schriver (member of the Kennedy clan); Madeleine Albright (best known for saying, “there’s a special place in hell“ for women who don’t support Hillary Clinton.) Of course, no list would be complete without the inclusion of beer heiress Cindy Hensley McCain.

In the event coverage, Ashley Judd is described as a “humanitarian,” which must be the current nom de plume for an out-of-work actress with a still hopeful agent. Her last film credits were prior to 2015, and even those were sparse.  Being a chronically unemployed liberal, historically ignorant and vulgar have catapulted Judd  into lifetime achievement status. Where does she go from this pinnacle?