Unionist teachers vote to strike, ditch students, lose parents

April 20, 2018

Union goons use children as pawns, demonstrate education is not their priority

Gov. Doug Ducey made an enormous miscalculation when he thought he could placate teachers with a colossal 20% pay increase. With their Thursday night vote to stage a walkout, they have proven that nothing is good enough to satisfy them for the 8½ months a year they work.

Teachers pay dues to left-wing unions. Ducey should never have entered the negotiation mix.  District school boards set wages. He needs to govern the state and let the teachers use their unions which spend $millions on far left candidates and issues. Look at the last column on the final chart* to see where the “underpaid” teachers send their money.

This is an instructive memory jogger: NEA General Counsel Bob Chanin told the truth as he spoke candidly on the occasion of his retirement. This is what the agenda actually is. It is not America’s public school children, as he plainly states. The National Education Association (NEA*) supports liberal candidates and issues to the exclusion of Republicans. Its members are the people who are influencing American students, not only politically but also instructing them in the methods of mob rule.

Now the emboldened National Federation of Teachers (check this out) has announced it is severing its ties with Wells Fargo Bank, no longer recommending the bank as a preferred mortgage lender to its 1.7 million members,  over the bank’s association with the Second Amendment supporting NRA.  Exercise your rights. Join “freedom’s safest place” today.

*H/T Center for Responsive Politics

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Dr. Kelli Ward holds decisive lead in GOP senate poll

April 19, 2018

There’s good news being reported by ABC Channel 15. According to a poll the station jointly conducted with OHPI last week, the Arizona Senate race is shaking out for a conservative win.

After a single term of Republicrat Jeff Flake, who opted out of running for reelection due to an abysmal 18 percent approval rating, Arizona conservatives see a light at the end of the anti-Trump tunnel. Both current senators, McCain and Flake stated that neither they nor their families would support Donald Trump — who emerged victorious over 16 other GOP presidential primary candidates. Flake mounted an ongoing tirade against President Trump on liberal media and denounced him in the senate chamber.

The Republican senatorial field is not lacking candidates, but only one, Kelli Ward, a physician, principled conservative and former two-term state senator, presents a real choice. Martha McSally, known on this site as Sally McCain, is more of the same.

 Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has been a conservative star, but will be 86 by Election Day, making his run for a six-year term disconcerting even to his diehard supporters.

Arizonans have endured decades of liberals masquerading as Republicans. deceiving voters as they campaign, only to reveal their true blue personas once elected. This is amnesty supporting John McCain at his lying pinnacle. Jeff Flake also cloaked himself as a conservative when in campaign mode, much to the dismay of the liberal newspaper which needn’t have worried about his campaign related duplicity.  Retired Sen. Jon Kyl pulled the same charade as he ran for his final senate term.

The poll results announced on the news report give Dr. Kelli Ward the decisive edge with 36%. Martha McSally fell far short with 27% and popular Joe Arpaio, now unfortunately taking the role of spoiler, held only 22%.

The winner of the GOP primary will face liberal Democrat Krysten Sinema a one-term CD 9 U.S. House member, who has deceptively softened her foul-mouthed image, but is still the former Green Party candidate who celebrated May Day with personal greetings in the People’s World Weekly Communist newspaper, compared women who stay home raising their families to leeches, defamed the military — which she now esteems — and revels in declaring herself the first openly bisexual, atheistic member of congress. To underscore the point, she refused to take her oath of office on a Bible.

Other good news centers on the polling numbers of President Trump. Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential polling shows him with a 50% approval rating, higher than Barack Obama’s 47% approval on the same date eight years ago –– in the second year of his presidency. Trump is winning with the American people,  despite continual leftwing media assaults.


Students learn the art of mob rule from teachers

April 18, 2018

Emulating their protesting teachers who staged walkouts, abandoning their students to demand an outrageous 20% pay hike, the kids who have learned little educationally have become adept at demanding.  Not understanding the significance of the Second Amendment, they want gun control, and the brash, under-educated students want it now.

Here in Arizona, they are going to the state capitol — possibly for the first time — to stage a “die in” to protest school shootings by lying on the ground in a mock death pose.  Using mob-like tactics, they also plan to occupy several government buildings to demand Gov. Doug Ducey support stricter gun control laws. The demands and antics are coordinated with students nationwide.

The date was chosen to commemorate the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colorado. In 1999, two maniacal students killed twelve students and a teacher, before killing themselves. The assassins deliberately chose the date to coincide with the birthday of Nazi mass murderer Adolf Hitler.

Organizers are not satisfied with Gov. Ducey’s school safety plan which includes placing officers in Arizona schools.

The National School Walkout has a Walkout Planning Guide and announced this three part goal:

  1. Hold elected officials accountable
  2. Promote solutions to gun violence
  3. Demystify and engage students in the political system

If the students were properly educated, there would be no need to “demystify” our system of government.

A decidedly liberal approach is manifest in this tip to protesters titled, “A Note on Safety and Privilege.” White privilege is the latest crime for which atonement must be made, and these radicals haven’t left that out of the equation:

“Guidance on how to plan your actions to ensure that no one is asked to take on a role that they are not comfortable with, and how to be mindful of the fact that not everyone walking out faces an equal level of risk.”

The Arizona legislature is scheduled to begin debate on the issue later this week. According to the daily newspaper’s report, student marchers have derided the governor’s efforts, calling it “51 pages of utter BS.” They also view any efforts at reform as placating the National Rifle Association.

The demonstrators need to talk to Kim Corban, (brief video) who calls the National Rifle Association, “Freedom’s Safest Place.”

These are the educrat liberals behind the Network for Public Education, the moving force propelling the anti-Second Amendment organization, propagandizing* America‘s easy to manipulate under-educated youth.

* Center for Responsive Politics

 

 


….and so it McBegins: McCain the movie star

April 17, 2018

Lies! Action! Camera!

John McCain’s office on Monday posted a medical update after surgery to treat what is being referred to as an “intestinal infection related to diverticulitis.”

Despite daughter Meghan McCain’s wishful report that she expects her father to return to the senate by summer, the 81-year-old senator who was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumor last year will obviously need additional recuperation and therapy.  He has been spending time at the family compound in Cornville, rather than at their luxury Phoenix penthouse.

McCain being unable to return to Congress has presented a hardship for the Democrats who were the beneficiaries of his intended to shock vote against what was termed the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. The vote was delayed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who needed McCain’s vote for passage of the package. This is what he and America got from the “maverick instead. (19-second video).

But the man known for his vile temper, angry outbursts and crude manner even when talking to his wife and mother of four of his seven children, in the presence of staff and reporters, is nonetheless being deified by HBO.

Here’s a snippet of the promo from Deadline Hollywood:

“John McCain certainly has led an extraordinary American life, and now HBO has begun work on a documentary about the six-term senator, 2008 GOP presidential nominee and longtime Vietnam POW.

Produced and directed by multiple Emmy winner Peter Kunhardt, the untitled film is an exclusive profile of one of the most influential forces in modern American politics.

No premiere date is set for the film, which will provide unprecedented access to his daily life in Washington, D.C. and Sedona, AZ. The film also features interviews with family, friends, colleagues and leading political figures.

“Through the years, John has rightly earned the reputation as an American hero,” Peter Kunhardt said. “In the final chapter of his life, he is reminding this generation of what government can and should look like.”

It’s unlikely the film will devote time to the intra-party censure of McCain by elected state committeemen in Arizona. Numerous counties throughout the state also voted overwhelmingly to censure him. He retaliated by aligning with a San Francisco Obama donor and waging a massive campaign to remove the elected Republican party volunteers from their posts. The committeemen are the ones who work diligently to elect Republican candidates.

The censure vote in Maricopa County, which encompasses the capitol of Phoenix and numerous adjacent cities, passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. Read the complete Resolution to Censure John McCain, including a list of grievances.

It’s a sure bet few Arizona Republicans will be tuning in to HBO to view amnesty promoter McCain, who prefers illegal aliens to them, except when in campaign mode. Then he advocates tocomplete the danged fence.” (video).  They’ve had quite enough of his deceitful antics to watch a whitewash of the man they know all too well and have learned to distrust.


Goldwater Institute sets teachers straight on pay complaints

April 15, 2018

Frequently mistaken for a conservative organization, the Goldwater Institute (GI) is deeply rooted in fiscal Libertarianism, which has no social component, ie: it is not pro-life. At one time, it rated state legislators with its highly anticipated Legislative Report Card, which has been replaced by a “Donate Now” tab. Goldwater also  took positions on ballot issues, but those days are long gone.  Taking positions means offending some donors, which is not a smart business model.

The person answering the phone was new enough not to have been aware that GI gained its political creds and respect within the state for its list of top legislators and promotion of ballot  issues it deemed worthy.

During the 2016 election cycle, GI took no official position on ‘Legalize Marijuana,’ launched as Prop. 205. The ballot measure advocated recreational use, but was sold to voters as a medical necessity, allowing for the proliferation of dispensaries featuring ‘doctors’ who never saw a youthful patient who was not experiencing chronic pain. 

Voters rejected Proposition 205 in Arizona by a vote 0f 51.32% t0  48.68%. The proposition called for legalizing possession and recreational consumption of marijuana by those 21 and older. Medical marijuana was legalized in Arizona in 1996.

Neither did GI take a position on the disastrous minimum wage hike that actually caused many low wage workers to lose their jobs when their small business employers were forced to reduce staff as salaries were artificially and incrementally hiked. 

Proposition 206 increased the Arizona hourly minimum wage from $8.05 to $12 by 2020, forcing employers to provide additional benefits and exceed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 jumping pay to $10 soon after the election. In numerous instances, this overreach actually defeated the intent of the proponents of the new law. It passed by a vote of 58.33% – 41.67%.

Goldwater Institute is a behind-the-scenes proponent of illegal immigration, which its Chamber of Commerce donors — many illegal labor profiteers — support. The group even hammered Sheriff Joe Arpaio in two separate reports in which they castigated him for enforcing the law.

But veering into the realm of education, attorney Victor Riches, President and CEO of the Goldwater Institute, gets it right with his column, “The Truth About Teacher Pay.

As the father of nine children, he knows a thing two about his subject and who is responsible for setting teachers’ salaries — a pertinent fact which even the striking teachers abysmally lack knowledge, though they can teach climate alarmist/pseudo scientist Al Gore‘s science of global warming …er… climate change and recycling while omitting cursive as they short shrift American history, Constitutional studies and classic literature.

 We encourage you to read Victor Riches’ article. 


Speaker Ryan fires parting amnesty shot at Americans

April 14, 2018

Remember when we were sold a bill of goods on wunderkind Paul Ryan? As Mitt Romney’s 2012 vice presidential running mate he was touted as a numbers cruncher extraordinaire who would bring a depth of knowledge and great insight to budget issues

With his recently announced plans to retire from Congress, few tears are being shed for the Wisconsin Representative who has spent two decades wallowing in the iffy realm of bipartisanship and accomplishing little. Conservatives view him less affectionately than liberals such as Washington state liberal Democrat Patti Murray with whom he co-authored a 2017 tax bill. Apparently he was unable to find a willing Republican Senate cosponsor.  As House Speaker, Ryan gave Donald Trump only begrudging support as the GOP presidential nominee, waffling along the way.

More egregious than Ryan’s enmity towards President Trump is his McCain-like aisle crossing to forge an amnesty scheme before he leaves Congress.  As his parting gift to America’s citizens, Ryan will push his open borders agenda during his last months in Congress, telling  media sources that he is interested in passing an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for Obama’s self-admitted, illegitimately created (video) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Childhood Arrivals” is a misnomer since there is no verification process.  The age limit is 36, ensuring more than a few are grandparents.

Breitbart News reports in a comment to Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Ryan said he would “certainly” be interested in passing a DACA amnesty before his term ends.

Ryan, who hypocritically had a fence constructed around his family estate, said that his main focus after passing a budget to keep the federal government open was to pass an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens, granting between 800,000 to 3.5 million permanent authority to stay in the U.S.

The aim of such an amnesty is ultimately rewarding illegal aliens enrolled in the program with a  pathway to U.S. citizenship, which comes with tremendous costs for American citizens. Such an amnesty would put more citizen children of illegal aliens — known as “anchor babies” — on federal welfare, while American taxpayers would be left with an estimated $26 billion bill.  Additionally, about one in five DACA illegal aliens, after an amnesty, would end up on food stamps, while at least one in seven would go on Medicaid.

The U.S. generously admits over one million legal immigrants a year —- often at the expense of American workers and students — as they compete for jobs and university placements. Ryan’s scheme would give amnestied illegal aliens the opportunity to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country, through a family reunification process known as chain migration.

A DACA amnesty will trigger a border surge that potentially triples the number of illegal aliens breaching our southern border. Since DACA’s inception, over 2,000 recipients of the program have been ejected due to criminal involvement or gang violence. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released this report detailing the extent of the gang surge last year.


AZ Supremes vote awakens ‘Dreamers’ ’to nightmare

April 10, 2018

In a unanimous 7 – 0 vote, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled against the Maricopa Community College District (MCCCD) Board over whether Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients can receive in-state tuition.

In this press release, Attorney General Mark Brnovich noted Monday’s ruling of Arizona’s high court agreed with a 2017 Court of Appeals 3 – 0 decision which declared, “existing federal and state law do not allow MCCCD to grant in-state tuition benefits to DACA recipients.”

Engaging in political straddle, Brnovich said, “While people can disagree what the law should be, I hope we all can agree that the attorney general must enforce the law as it is, not as we want it to be. As Attorney General, my duty is to uphold the law and the will of more than one million voters who passed Proposition 300 in 2006.”

This was Senate Concurrent Resolution 1031 which gave rise to the popular law. Scroll to Page 5, line 11.

On the 2006 ballot as Proposition 300, it passed overwhelmingly — 71.4% to  28.6% — by Arizona voters a dozen years ago, and was pivotal to the court’s decision.  The ballot that year was filled with numerous propositions, but voters were not confused. Take time to read the pro and con arguments linked under Proposition 300, and you’ll see why this issue took precedence among the others.

Arizona’s high court heard arguments last week in the case.

Those covered by the generous, taxpayer funded DACA program, now alternatively known by the soft term “dreamers,” claim they’ll have to drop out of school without the lower tuition rates. They’ll be joining American citizens with similar stories, working — sometimes more than a single job — while in school. These illegals with perks were also displacing American citizens hoping to attend community college prior to transferring to a university.

There is a widespread fallacy that DACA simply protects young foreign nationals who claim they were brought to the U.S. by their illegally invading parents. In fact, the scheme which requires not a scintilla of verifiable evidence even protects 36-year-olds, many of whom are grandparents.

The program was put in place through an executive order that even facilitator Barack Obama, admitted was unconstitutional(Video)

A written opinion from the court is expected by May 14. When it is made public, we will link to it here.

In a statement, University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins — a retired cardiac surgeon and now an educrat bleeding heart —- announced his disappointment in the court’s decision though acknowledging the university will comply with the ruling. Dr. Robbins should know there is a right and wrong way to accomplish goals. Sneaking into the U.S. in violation of our sovereign border and rule of law, and expecting your unwilling hosts to fund your aspirations is decidedly wrong.