NYC language police curtail 1st Amendment, issue hefty fines

October 12, 2019

“Illegal alien” verboten as left escalates its war on free speech

The Heritage Foundation reports New York City will now impose fines up to $250,000 — per offense — on Americans who use constitutionally precise language when describing invaders.

What have we devolved to when a major U.S. city censors and penalizes citizens for using the correct legal term,” illegal alien,” that has been used in both federal immigration law and numerous court decisions?

The NYC Commission on Human Rights has issued a preposterous 29-page manual imposing guidelines on speech as it relates to illegal aliens.

The opening sentence of the Heritage Foundation report warns, “The propaganda, surveillance, and censorship of Big Brother in George Orwell’s novel “1984” has now arrived in New York.”

 SRAZ used the same analogy in 2010, describing the government imposed theft of our rights in the post,Orwell’s 1984: Alive and well with journalistic word police.”

You can’t put four minutes of your time to better use than acquainting yourself with this alarming curtailment of our First Amendment freedoms.

We are on the brink of sacrificing our rights on the reckless altar of political correctness. If we don’t stand up to this expansive encroachment on our constitutional freedoms, our children and future generations will rightly despise us for sitting by idly while Leftist-driven annihilation overtook us.


AZ teachers deserve lumps of coal, not 20% pay hike

October 11, 2019

Students continue to fail basic AzMERIT tests; ADE’s solution? Change its name to AzM2!

AzMERIT is the educrats’ highly touted program that measures what should be proficiency in student ability to comprehend basic math and reading skills. The recently released scores illuminate the abysmal failures being turned out by Arizona public schools that continually ask for bond overrides and increased school spending.

The Arizona Department of Education appears to go to great lengths to derail active searches of overall scores and those of individual schools. Navigating the 37-page AzMERIT Reporting Guide requires more skills than renowned voyager Magellan likely possessed. We suggest you start here, but make no promises.

The bottom line is that Arizona students are doing even worse on tests than their previously low scores. More than half the students who took the tests failed — for the FIFTH year in a row!

This marks the first year high schools were given the ability to opt out of participating in this specific assessment, which no doubt thrilled the school administrators.

 Since school funding is based in part on student proficiency in basic skills, some schools are resorting to trickery to boost scores, giving those who earn a “B,” for example, a bright shiny “A,” if they were deemed “proficient.” These shortchanged students will be in for a rude awakening when they have to survive in the real world, where they will be expected to perform based on actual ability, a broad range of knowledge, creative thinking aptitudes and effective communication skills.

The Federalist reports schools now have social agendas that have nothing to do with education. Illinois, for example, recently passed a law requiring children as young as preschoolers to be taught LGBT history. Districts can only purchase textbooks that include positive contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in their history curriculum.

NPR affiliate Illinois Public Radio labeled Christian and conservative opposition to this law while it was being considered as stemming from “hate groups.”

In 2018 Seeing Red AZ wrote, #REDS for ED: Union thugs demand more $ for less. It’s chock full of facts and worth your time to review.


Drag Queen Story Hour: Libraries dedicated to corruption of our kids

August 19, 2019

Perversion being taught as the new normal to America’s children

Remember when libraries were havens for learning and study? In school we learned the Dewey Decimal System of cataloging, to read for pleasure and to expand our base of knowledge. Libraries, whether city owned or housed in our schools, provided a window to the world.

Today that window reeks of lunacy and is steeped in perversion. The American Library Association (ALA) through its Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) division, including the Intellectual Freedom Committee, promotes “continuing education programs” for children. The ALA provides guidelines on promoting this depraved agenda.

This American Library Association link and quote is today’s new reality:

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions…”

That paragraph is an example from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) self identified as “a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, children’s literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults committed to improving and ensuring the future of the nation through exemplary library service to children.”

Interested in bringing Drag Queen Story Time to your library? At its annual convention, ALSC committee members “received tips for optimizing success from library pioneers who have already done it. We also had the chance to meet a Drag Queen who talked about the value of offering this program, including fostering empathy, tolerance, creativity, imagination and fun.”

This video features very young children being indoctrinated by a man dressed as a woman, teaching them about “gender fluidity.” The children, not more than toddlers, come away from the indoctrination thinking that the story was about “being nice to other people.”

Parents and grandparents must pay attention. This is not the world in which we grew up. Leftism carries a disturbed agenda that includes more than radical politics.


Will Arizona go to (recreational) pot?

August 10, 2019

The sham of imperiling our youth for the promise of $300 million a year

The guise of medical marijuana has been a scheme that fooled no one. Suddenly there was a rise in youthful patients experiencing “chronic pain” and desperately in need of a “prescription” dispensed by pain doctors, who just happened to be working out of dispensaries with a marijuana plant on the building‘s signage.

The deceptively titledSmart and Safe Arizona Act* was filed Friday with the Secretary of State’s Office. There is little doubt the well-funded measure will collect the necessary signatures to be on the 2020 ballot.

To make the initiative with the deceptive name appear palatable to Arizona voters who turned down a similar measure in 2016, the current version has seemingly socially conscientious provisions attached via a 16% excise tax — including $15 million from the “medical fund” to be directed to the state universities’ Arizona Teacher Academy, $10 million to the Department of Health Services for public health programs and $10 million to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to reduce impaired driving. Stoned drivers presumably will not get the same level of scrutiny as inebriated ones, who aren’t integral to the charade. It also promises to create thousands of “good-paying jobs” across Arizona, no doubt in dispensaries. The few penalties that are incorporated in the initiative are nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy raises awareness about the harms of marijuana and other substances, and opposes the legalization of marijuana. Its website states: Marijuana is a harmful, addictive substance. Public policy decisions involving marijuana should be based on science, not made in the ballot box.

As a gift to those with multiple convictions, the ballot initiative facilitates expungement and sealing of arrest records, convictions, adjudications, and sentences that were predicated on conduct made lawful by this Act.

For those seeking a more rational, medical assessment of marijuana usage, we urge you to readMarijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” a Hillsdale College Imprimus article by Alex Berenson. He details a conversation with his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Berenson, then a senior psychiatrist at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute. It’s one of three places the state of New York sends the criminally mentally ill defendants judged not guilty by reason of insanity.

There’s no flim-flam. Just cold, hard facts you won’t soon forget. We hope you’ll recall the article when it comes time to vote on this sow’s ear of a measure.

 *H/T AZFamily.com TV 3


Judge Jeanine Pirro pushes pot, sells out integrity

August 2, 2019

In an unexpected announcement HeavenlyRx, which calls itself “a global hemp and CBD* company,” spotlights the appointment of Fox News host, former judge and prosecutor Jeanine Pirro to its board of directors. Pirro has built a media reputation as the host of Fox News Channel’s top-rated “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

The company boasts that prior to becoming a television personality more than a decade ago, Pirro had a distinguished legal career, scoring two firsts for women. In 1991, she was the first woman to be elected as a Westchester County Court Judge in New York. Two years later, she became the first woman to be elected Westchester County District Attorney.

Omitted from the braggadocio announcement?  Jeanine Pirro is also a disappointing trailblazer in selling out the principles upon which she built her legal career.

Pirro is quoted as saying:

“I am now excited to be a part of the opportunity for people to access fantastic wellness options that are both natural and physically and emotionally beneficial.”

“Initially a skeptic, I now understand there are tremendous benefits outside the assembly line of traditional medical and pharmaceutical dictates,” the new board member enthused.

The onetime judge and Fox News contributor joins former House Speaker John Boehner in giving aid and comfort to a growing industry that has seized upon the false concept of medicalization of the addictive substance in an effort to influence voters nationwide to legalize this anything but benign drug.

In February SRAZ bared the duplicity of former House Speaker John Boehner in the post,Fmr. House Speaker Boehner goes to pot, makes $millions.” Boehner is now an investment counselor for the industry, holding seminars to hawk the enormous opportunities to become wealthy investing in marijuana — er-r — cannabis. Previously opposed to legalization, he now glibly states, “Cannabis is here to stay,” as he hosted the American Cannabis Summit: Countdown to Legalization, touting job creation and new tax revenues. Regarding potential investors in what he calls a “golden opportunity,” Boehner blurs the facts as he bizarrely declares, “They’re dying to get in.” Others, who used marijuana as a gateway drug, are “dying to get out.”

Another, more knowledgeable view was presented in Hillsdale College’s esteemed publication, Imprimis. In the February post we wrote, after you inhale the dope from Boehner, read “Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” by author Alex Berenson which opens with an enlightening conversation he had with his wife — Dr. Jacqueline Berenson — then a senior psychiatrist at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute in New York.

 It would be quality reading for Jeanine Pirro, but the cash is obviously far more compelling.

* Note the myriad equivocators used to describe its ability to cure everything from cancer, fibromialgia, diabetes and epilepsy to acne. The words “could,” “may,” and “might,” get quite a workout.


Pro-Trump Miss Michigan stripped of title

July 20, 2019

Trump-hating Congressional radicals get a pass

If you need proof of double standards and political correctness run amok, look no further than Miss Michigan Kathy Zhu the state’s entry in the Miss World competition. Zhu, 20, a University of Michigan student was informed of her ouster after pageant officials deemed the content of her twitter account, “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate.”

The China-born beauty, studying political science, is also a supporter of President Trump, which no doubt lowers her in the esteem of pageant officials, school administrators and fellow students.

Last year while a freshman at the University of Central Florida and tweeting under the name Political Kathy, she posted this regarding a campus booth encouraging students to try on a hijab in celebration of World Hijab Day.

A member of the Muslim Student Association, working the booth, wrote, “Let’s get this girl expelled.” Though Zhu wasn’t expelled in Florida, the Michigan pageant officials got the job done on another level.

No such efforts are underway for radical leftist U.S. Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) who have embraced being identified as “The Squad.” They not only brazenly clash with their party’s leadership, but routinely express anti-American views and are openly anti-Semitic. As an example, in 2016 Ilhan Omar, a Somalian immigrant, asked a judge for leniency for nine men who tried to join ISIS terrorists and kill Americans. Just days ago she referred to President Trump as a “fascist” with no admonishment from Democrat leaders.

The Washington Times headlines this report, “Rep. Ilhan Omar vows to be ‘nightmare’ for Trump.”

Breitbart News exposes Reps. Omar and Tlaib introduction of H.R. 496, a resolution aimed at supporting the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, targeting Israel, the Middle East’s only democracy. They preposterously likened the hateful bill to the Boston Tea Party and the Montgomery bus boycott. Most offensive of all is the fact that they get away with it.


Why “Gay Pride” parades, fairs & events?

June 22, 2019

Deviancy goes mainstream 

The far-left Arizona Republic can’t devote enough space to homosexual or gender-bending entertainers, films, exhibits or activists. The steam powers the failing newspaper in the same manner Robert Fulton used steam technology to power river boats and war ships.

The Republic, previously led by Randy Lovely, acclaimed in the Advocate as the first openly gay chief editor and VP of News in the nation, devoted two pages to what it terms, “an international treasure,” and “a thoughtful cultural critic,” who is appearing for two performances in Phoenix this weekend.  Self identified as “gender fluid,” the entertainer no longer embraces “transvestite.”

The newspaper also gave Page One coverage, including an above-the-fold photo, to an illegal “immigration activist” who is being “honored as a Champion of Pride.” Not only is he illegal himself, but works to bring more illegals into the USA and is celebrated for it and for his homosexuality.

In 1980 the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association dramatically reversed its position that homosexuality is a behavioral disorder after being pressured by the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, now known as The Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists.

if homosexuality is nothing more than the new norm, or an “alternative lifestyle,” what’s to celebrate?  LGBTQ+ has become the accepted acronym to describe every facet of what was medically described as perversion and today is mainstreamed and acculturalizing our children, permeating every aspect of their education and entertainment.

Dating back to 2008, Michelle Malkin showcased the San Francisco Folsom Street festivities that were actual celebrations of deviancy, featuring public sex acts, that resulted in no arrests — due to participants being members of a now not only protected — but celebrated class. She compares the “whitewashing” of the event by the San Francisco Chronicle to the reality to which she links. Malkin warns the readers: Don’t click if you have a weak stomach. The warning is necessary.

These events are now scheduled in cities throughout the United States.