The AZ Republic does diversity

January 17, 2020

Following the Democrat presidential debate earlier this week, the on borrowed time, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper ran an editorial titled, “Diversity? Dem debate was all white.” It was written by the Linda Valdez replacement and like-minded not-so-deep thinker Elvia Diaz, who engages in the identical sneering, race-based identity politics, rational Americans find offensive. The entirety of their vantage point is through the offensive lens amplifying differences rather than celebrating unity.

Sowing discord by magnifying uniqueness in derogatory terms is the name of the leftist game. Multiculturalism is celebrated. There is no more melting pot where Americans of all backgrounds came together for the greater good. That concept has been replaced by a salad bowl, with individual components. Assimilation has become an unworthy goal. “Melting Pots and Salad Bowls,” by the Hoover Institution’s Bruce Thornton explains the erosion of Americanism.

And that “diversity” which is the focus of obscene amounts of attention? It’s never about the diversity of ideas, only about things that are immutable such as ethnicity or gender. Oops. Old habits die hard. According to the left, gender is fluid, no longer an indisputable trait we are born with.

This is the current list of presidential candidates. Only the most radical and best liars, committed to the bogus impeachment of Republican President Trump, qualified for the debate stage.

The list changes as despondent Dems, unable to connect with American voters, continue to drop off.


Adam Schiff…who’s Adam Schiff?

January 16, 2020

Wednesday night reveals depth of Democrat disconnect with America

Despite being a ubiquitous figure on cable TV, the bug-eyed leftist leading the contrived impeachment against President Donald Trump has no following. Not a single one of the brainy Jeopardy! contestants — who have to pass complex tests to qualify for the the popular game show — have any idea who he is.

 


Exposing the criminal justice reform farce

January 11, 2020

We hear the words “criminal justice reform” tossed around a lot of late. Most often the tossers are Democrats, although others who should know better are also caught up in the trendy catchphrase. When boiled down to its nub, it translates to fewer penalties for criminals because, according to its advocates, minorities and males are disproportionately ensnared in the “system.”

Those who commit crimes get arrested, charged and tried, regardless of who they are. There are plenty of blue eyes in prison and interestingly, fewer Asians. The Federal Bureau of Prisons released its most recent statistics noting inmate’s race, ethnicity, gender, and sentences imposed. These numbers reflect federal incarcerations, not local jails or state prisons, which often have different demographics.

Factor in the false positives. In 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, reclassifying numerous property and drug crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. CBS Channel 13 in Sacramento reports theft under $950 is now a misdemeanor. The immediate effect? The average daily incarceration population dropped by almost 10,000 between October 2014 and January 2015. Crime didn’t go down. Criminals were simply turned back out to re-offend against law abiding public.

Radical groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center see criminality as a misnomer. They state they want to reform the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems so they operate “fairly and equitably” — to “ensure the dignity and humanity of those interacting with these systems, and to reduce the population of those jailed, detained, and incarcerated in the United States.” The dignity of victims is of no consequence.

New York State crafted new bail laws that went into effect on January 1, 2020, the brainchild of Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Pretrial detention and cash bail, considered too harsh for poor criminals, have now been eliminated for most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony cases, including some violent felonies. Crimes such as burglary, stalking, some assaults, many drug offenses — even some arson crimes and robbery — no longer require bail, which means criminals are less likely to appear for court hearings.

San Francisco, a one-time destination city, now a crime and homeless haven with human waste, rats and needles littering sidewalks, recently elected Chesa Boudin as District Attorney. The former public defender who has never prosecuted a case, fired multiple prosecutors after being sworn in. The LA Times reports Boudin heard the news that he had been elected while visiting his father in prison.

Boudin was an infant when his parents, members of the radical leftist group Weather Underground, began serving their sentences in the mid-1980s for killing three men in an armed robbery. His mother was released in 2003. His father is serving a life term.

How are such people getting elected? Here’s a memory refresher from Politico, which reported in 2016 billionaire Socialist George Soros’ under the radar commitment to overhauling the U.S. justice system.

This is serious business with drastic consequences, as is increasingly evident. 


Leftist psychologists blame stress on conservatives

January 7, 2020

Trump Derangement Syndrome infects psychologists

When the delusional anti-Trumpers at the seriously declining Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic, publish an online report featuring a podcast titled, “How to survive the 2020 election” it’s not a leap to recognize there will be a leftist partisan slant. The noble concept of newspapers delivering unbiased news has gone the way of the buggy whip.

The podcast features two of the newspaper’s left-wing hit squad that has conservatives squarely in its sights, and the executive director of practice, research and policy at the American Psychological Association (APA).

To no rational person’s surprise, the focus of the APA’s “Stress in America 2019” survey, finds that 62% of Americans say they’re stressed by the current political climate. The identical percentage say the future of the country is a significant source of stress. The group admits it crafts the questions to achieve desired results.

Topping the list of stress inducers is the “2020 Presidential Election.” The rest of us are comforted by the reality of the endurance and dedication of President Donald Trump under the most obscene pressures imposed by the inconsolable left, who set out to impeach him before inauguration day and are currently motivated by the fear Pres. Trump will be reelected. 

The American Psychological Association Has Lost Its Mind,” is a revealing report — guaranteed to make us smarter — published by Capital Research Center. It notes, “Psychologists who make up the APA are overwhelmingly left-wing.  A 2012 study found that of 800 psychologists surveyed, only 6 percent identified themselves as conservative.”

This study provides irrefutable evidence that any report the group issues is skewed and unreliable — identically mirroring the agenda-driven Arizona Republic.


Anti-Trump play to debut in Phoenix

December 12, 2019

In a move sure to arouse more than toe-tapping, the Phoenix Theatre Company (PTC) is veering from solid entertainment to celebrating illegal immigration. Season ticket holders are paying to be propagandized by political leftism masquerading as a musical.

‘Americano!’ is being heralded as the centerpiece of The Phoenix Theatre Company’s 100th Anniversary Season for 2020. It doesn’t come cheap to be insulted and have your belief in the rule of law demeaned. Decent Saturday night seats run close to $100 bucks apiece, not including additional “fees.”

This synopsis comes directly from the PTC: “This musical true story follows Tony, the child of immigrants who discovers his undocumented status when he tries to enlist in the Marines. With his lifelong dream of serving in the military vanishing quickly, Tony must confront his family, his heritage, and a deeply divided country. Featuring a sumptuous original score of new music, Americano! casts a profoundly human light on what it means to be a Dreamer.”

Notice the word manipulation:

“Child of immigrants”: Omits the word “illegal.” Actual immigrants come to the United States legally.

“Undocumented status”: They have plenty of documents. Our 2008 post titled, “Lingo,” provides the facts.  Read Number 3.

“Dreamer”: Read D.R.E.A.M. Act morphs into dreamy amnesty.

If this is the latest trend in live theater, rational Valley residents might want to reconsider their entertainment options.


AZ ACLU advises students on reciting Pledge of Allegiance

December 4, 2019

Though reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is a bridge too far for leftist ACLU, Republican Gov. Ducey is supportive, reported to have expressed surprise that grade school students no longer begin their mornings with the pledge

As difficult as it is to fathom, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona has a 25-page manual for public school students, titled,Know Your Rights,” urging them “Don’t just know your rights…fight for them!” The advice includes:

 “Act Now! Get a copy of your school’s Code of Student Conduct. Learn from this booklet what rights you have, and ensure those rights are protected by the school. Don’t wait until your rights are violated to speak up.”

“Document and Organize! If you feel your rights have been violated, write a statement with details of the incident, including: who, what, when and where. Get witness statements…” seemingly preparing them for a lawsuit.

Page five addresses the question: “Do we have to say the Pledge of Allegiance?”

The ACLU’s answer is “No. The courts say that students have the right to sit silently during the flag salute and Pledge of Allegiance. As long as you do not disrupt the pledge, you may refuse to participate.”

According to the ACLU, needing a parent’s permission to opt out, could have a “chilling effect on students’ free speech.” Seriously.

The pledge, long regarded as a symbol of patriotism, has reached red flag urgency status due to a bill currently in the state legislature, allowing for the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each day — apparently now regarded as an outrageous assault on the tender psyches of Arizona children. Not only does it support allegiance to the United States of America, but it contains the two words, “under God,” that are anathema to the ACLU.  HB 2017, a simple one-page bill sponsored by Rep. John Fillmore (R-LD16) allows for “quiet reflection” in lieu of the recitation.

In 1954 Congress added the words “under God” at the request of President Eisenhower. The thirty-one words now creating a commotion are, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Count on this…Quiet reflection will still be considered an affront.


No longer private, sex becomes “fluid,” celebrated

November 19, 2019

Leftist AZ Republic drops Page One impeachment focus, when it can spotlight “gender fluidity”

It’s a good bet most of us reached adulthood, surviving nicely, without ever having heard the word “transgender.” It erupted and was planted firmly on the word map by former U.S. Olympic decathlon medal winner, Bruce Jenner. Married to three different women over the years, he decided he wanted to be like them, rather than with them. He began by growing long fingernails, which he had manicured and painted in not-to-be-missed colors. Then came the makeup. Sultry long tresses, followed, of course, by the mandatory hormones and surgeries.  Soon Bruce made a debut as a seductress on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine garbed in slinky white satin, with the words “Call me Caitlyn“ superimposed over what was previously his hairy midsection.

In August 2019, SRAZ wrote,Drag Queen Story Hour: Libraries dedicated to corruption of our kids,” describing kindergarteners being exposed to transgender men, outrageously cross-dressed, coming into the barely out of toddlerhood classrooms to read them fairy tales in an effort to normalize the abnormal.

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…”

Monday’s edition of the failing Arizona Republic which revved up its downhill content slide in 2008, celebrates a headstone placed on the grave of a “transgender man who died a century ago… given back his identity.” It describes a man, Nicolai De Raylan, who came to Phoenix in 1906 for his health. He was married to two different women, who we are led to believe never suspected he was actually a she.  Now the Arizona LGBT+ History Project is putting a tombstone on his grave and garners front page attention for doing so.

We wonder if De Raylan, who lived his life as a man, would have approved being outed — whether accurately or not — without his consent. But with the Arizona Republic, agenda takes precedence over all else.