SPI Douglas follows predecessors: rebrands Common Core

January 13, 2017

Breitbart News stuns with the headlined article, “Arizona State Board of Education ‘Rebrands’ Common Core.” Yes, the same Common Core that had parents throughout the state so riled, they elected unknown Diane Douglas as Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction based on her promise to repeal the so-called standards.

Seeing Red AZ celebrated Douglas’ huge win opposing Common Core as she trounced the incumbent in the Sept. 2, 2014 Primary Election. In the comment section of this post, she noted she was “honored to have our support and endorsement.” 

Conservative syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin was an early endorser. She also praised Douglas for calling out Arizona Common Core promoters for their devious rebranding scheme.

Arizona parents have previously been through this “rebranding” con. Gov. Jan Brewer and Douglas’ predecessor John Huppenthal already pulled a fast one as they magically re-christened Common Core as “Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards” — hoping no one would notice. Malkin devoted countless columns to exposing the federal overreach that aims to place control of local schools in the hands of unelected Washington bureaucrats.

In Sept. 2013 SRAZ posted “Educrat trio: Huppenthal, Brewer, AZ Republic,” exposing the deceitful scheme to which Diane Douglas appeared to be the antidote. She wasn’t. 

Diane Douglas rode the anti-Common Core horse to the winner’s circle. Now she’s exposed as throwing the race.

H/T commenter azgary


Dems confirmation sham calculated to disrupt Trump’s transition

January 12, 2017

Here’s some information to put all of the liberal Senate confirmation posturing of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks in perspective. The U.S. Senate’s website has a lengthy but fascinating history of the process. Before checking the facts, take a guess at the number of Cabinet nominations ever rejected or withdrawn.

It turns out to be a rare event for the Senate to reject a Cabinet nomination. Only nine Cabinet appointees in all of U.S. history — appointed either by incoming U.S. Presidents or sitting Presidents attempting to fill vacancies in the middle of their terms — have ever been voted down by the Senate. 

Republicans are in the majority which should make confirmation even less of an issue, although Republicrats who are still reeling in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory revel in trying to disrupt the process.

Meanwhile, OneNewsNow reports the Obama and Hillary coat tail hangers are finding themselves jobless in D.C. The sure thing they so fervently believed in turned out to be an apparition. And that smooth transition Barack Obama promised Donald Trump’s administration? His lips were moving as he talked about emulating the graciousness of the 2008 George W Bush transition — a sure sign Obama was lying.


Hypocrite McCain holds hearings on cyber security

January 7, 2017

Yes, THIS John McCain. Who could forget his admission as the 2008 ultimately failed GOP presidential candidate that he was “an illiterate” who has to rely on his wife for all the computer assistance he can get.

Fast forward three years, and we find McCain tweeting with pseudo-celeb Snooki and chatting with leftist open borders advocate and multi-billionaire Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The suddenly tech-savvy McCain now opines no one watches television anymore. Why then did he dump $ millions into deceptive TV ads trashing his able opponent this past election cycle?

The daily newspaper, which has long assigned a Johnny-McOne-Note reporter to cover the out-of-touch octogenarian, runs a Page One article and oversized photo of McCain at a senate committee hearing with the headline, “McCain talks tough on election hacking.”

Suddenly the self proclaimed computer “illiterate” is advocating “serious consequences for cyber attacks.” Yet  James Clapper, director of national intelligence unequivocally asserted in response to a leading question, “They did not change any vote tallies or anything of that sort.”

The fact is, the much covered hacks were not only damaging to Democrats but deeply embarrassing as they revealed themselves to be everything they claim to oppose. Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee even refused to apologize for giving the questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of a presidential debate.

Let’s be clear.  Cyber attacks are not new or unique to rogue nations. But the issue here is that the damning material released shows high ranking Democrat advisers at their worst in their efforts to ride Hillary’s coattails to the White House.  The fact that she didn’t win not only rankles Democrats, but also John McCain, who previously called her a rock star “he could support for president.” Ultimaley he withdrew his lukewarm support from Republican nominee Donald Trump. Sharyl Attkisson’s informative exposé  Eight Facts on the “Russian Hacks” is definitely worth your time.

McCain’s hearings couldn’t be more partisan if his liberal pal Chuck Schumer was conducting them. The thrust of the effort is to call Donald Trump’s election into dispute and delegitimize him prior to his Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration.

Where was McCain when Barack Obama tried to sway the Israeli elections to undermine the reelection of conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Obama even had operatives working within Israel. Not a peep from McCain about election insecurity and taxpayer dollars being directed by a sitting U.S. President to try to influence Israeli voters to vote against their Prime Minister. Despite Obama’s actions to intrude on an international election and McCain’s hypocritical inaction, Netanyahu won.


The specter of Joe Arpaio looms large at MCSO

January 5, 2017

Is there actually a “new sheriff” in town?

Many residents of Maricopa County were disappointed by the election night news that Sheriff Joe Arpaio lost his seventh reelection bid.  The popular career law enforcement official had served the people of Maricopa County ably for an unprecedented 6 4-year terms. But it was Arpaio’s commitment to actually enforcing the law that made him the punching bag for the daily newspaper, which never saw an illegal alien it didn’t prefer to Arizona citizens.

Checking out the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) website we got a much-needed chuckle.  The staff of Paul Penzone — the incoming sheriff who received funding from radical globalist, multi-billionaire and open borders proponent George Soros* — has failed in its attempt to do a thorough cleansing of its Home Page.

The first photo is of the Sheriff’s Office building. Second is a “Mission Statement,” and a list of “Values and Expectations From Ourselves and Our Employees” Our favorite comes up next with the depiction of two deputies standing before metal paneled doors, with the inscription instructing “Pull forward to yellow line to activate door.” Emblazoned across the door in bold, all caps, yellow letters are the words SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO —- making it all too obvious Team Penzone isn’t ready for prime time.

* Find out more about Soros at Discover the Networks, A Guide to the Political Left.

Politico reported on George Soros’ behind the scenes efforts to single handedly overhaul the U.S. justice system, including involvement in the elections of sheriffs and district or county attorneys with his infusions of $ millions.

Then remind yourself that this is the man who brought us Paul Penzone.


2017: The New Year we’ve been waiting for

December 31, 2016


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Seeing Red AZ sends sincere best wishes for a satisfying, productive, safe and healthy New Year to our valued readers. As Americans, we’ve endured eight long years of the most disastrous presidency imaginable.

From Barack Obama’s failed dealings with Iran, funding the America-hating dictatorship with $33 Billion and making it nuclear capable, while backstabbing Israel at the U.N., to overseeing the growth of ISIS foolishly calling it a “JV Team.” He gave us the lie-based Obamacare and steadfastly refuses to say the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” His commitment is to flooding the United States with illegal aliens and unable to be vetted Middle Eastern “refugees.” His efforts to constrain our Second Amendment rights, to his obsessive use of Executive Orders bypassing Congress and disseminating phony stats on job numbers in our still struggling economy to giving credibility to the Black Lives Matter thugs by inviting them to the White House. The list goes on.

Although Obama twice swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, he intentionally failed to do so. His stated intent was to fundamentally transform the most free, prosperous and generous nation on Earth.

In three weeks we have a fresh beginning with Republican President Donald Trump and newly elected Republican House and Senate majorities — an undisputable repudiation of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, his choice to implement his third term.

As we embark upon this New Year, there is no better time to renew our acquaintance with America’s founding documents: The Declaration of Independence, our U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

They have served us well. The least we can do is stay familiar with what they contain, hold our Republican congressional majorities accountable and ensure that our children know what blessings we have been given as a nation.


Has Meghan McCain already become a liability for Fox?

December 31, 2016

Regurgitating father’s odd, self-serving views doesn’t match conservative format

Just weeks ago to much fanfare and hoopla, Meghan McCain was named a permanent co-host of Fox network’s weekday news program “Outnumbered.” Tattoos hidden, nostrils sculpted, a couple of enhancements added and newly slimmed — Meghan is clearly not the brightest bulb in the all-fem chandelier — the format of which features a lone male guest. The day her father, then in a tough senate reelection race, showed up on the set as that guest, awkwardly epitomized bungled thinking.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my unique perspective with viewers on a now daily basis,” Meghan solemnly stated as she began her new job. Her “unique perspective“?  In this interview with People magazine after the Republican National Convention, Meghan McCain, 32, admitted she cried when the Republican Party made Trump its presidential nominee. “This is a garbage election with two garbage candidates and America deserves a lot better than this,” she said at the time. As a testament to her impeccable judgment, Megan registered as an Independent when she was 18 and bragged that she voted for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.

Ms. McCain’s Republican credentials have always been suspect. She became a Republican as a Father’s Day surprise, in a display of “commitment” to her Dad. It’s worth noting that at the time, he was the GOP nominee for the U.S. Presidency.

As John McCain, who withdrew his lukewarm support from GOP candidate — now President-elect Donald Trump — showboats, things have gotten even dicier.  McCain and his omnipresent traveling buddy and senate colluder Lindsey Graham have announced they will hold hearings on what they regard as Russia’s interference with our presidential elections. The aim is to cast doubt on Trump, delegitimizing the breadth of his popularity and neutralizing him on the world stage before he assumes office. Even the hard-left Rolling Stone writes the Russian hack story of the Democrat National Committee emails “stinks.

And Meghan?  Unable to continually spew her daddy’s talking points, she has been absent from the “Outnumbered” set for several days. She’s too new at the job to be given holiday vacation time that long timers have earned. It would be a wise corporate move to say she’s unable to continue her gig due to other pressing considerations.

 


Kerry, still lying, carries Obama’s water in parting shot to Israel

December 29, 2016

John Kerry foolishly states, “Israel can either be Jewish or Democratic”

After watching the shocked reaction to Secretary of State John Kerry’s betrayal of Israel on the news throughout the day Wednesday, it’s important to take a breather and remember who John Kerry is. The former U.S. Senator and 2004 Democrat nominee is a traitor. Here he is in 1971, spewing lies to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as he betrayed our brave men and women in uniform fighting in Vietnam in order to advance himself. He joined with the notorious Jane Fonda giving aid and comfort to the Communists killing and maiming Americans.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Kerry after his excessively long (hour and 13 minutes) speech rightly stating Israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders. Netanyahu was able to get his point across in just nine minutes.

Kerry neglected to mention that the Palestinian Authority pays a salary to those who kill Jews. He didn’t acknowledge that Arabs have been members of the Knesset (legislative body) since Israel’s first elections in 1949. He apparently forgot that Israel, the sole Democracy in the Middle East,  protects the holy sites of Christians, Muslims and Jews. Most importantly for the Israelis, the Palestinians have steadfastly refused to acknowledged Israel’s right to exist. As the Obama administration calls on Israel to make concessions, the same demands are not made on the Palestinians. How does one negotiate with those who have repeatedly stated their aim is Israel’s annihilation?

“Whole countries in the Middle East are collapsing, terror is everywhere and for an entire hour the Secretary of State of the United States talks only about the only democracy in the Middle East, a democracy that is one of the only stable places in the entire Middle East,” Netanyahu said.

“We are now celebrating Christmas,” the Israeli PM said. “Maybe Secretary of State John Kerry didn’t see that Israel is the only place in the Middle East where Christians can celebrate Christmas in security and peace and happiness. Unfortunately, that doesn’t interest the president of the United States,” Netanyhau added.

“If the U.S. administration would have taken the same energies that they put in condemning Israel in stopping the Palestinian terror, maybe they would have helped the peace process more,” Netanyahu said.

The Prime Minister unequivocally stated, “We have it on absolute, incontestable evidence that the United States organized, advanced and brought this resolution to the United Nations Security Council.  We will share that information with the incoming administration.”

Watch as David Keyes, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also maintains that Israel has “ironclad” proof that the Obama administration was behind the anti-Israel U.N. resolution, which deceptively calls areas such as Jerusalem and the Western Wall “occupied Palestinian territory.”

We decided to add this instructive composite picture showing how Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu spent their 20s. Not much has changed.

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H/T Patriot Post