Foolish do-gooders aid and abet illegal invasion

April 22, 2019

Righteous absurdity of the left

The Easter Sunday edition of the local newspaper devoted front page coverage, including two jump pages, to a 74-year-old local grandmother who opens her small condo to hordes of illegal aliens. The article is headlined, “We are called to welcome strangers…Arizonan opens home, heart to asylum seekers.” A more fitting title would be, “Misguided do-gooder* aids and abets illegal invasion.”

Her home is described as “spotless” although the photos belie that depiction. Truth on any level simply has no relevancy when the topic is illegal aliens. Imagine a neighbor harboring criminals steps away from your home. Yet she and others working in concert with their churches, are extolled for feeding, clothing and temporarily housing Central American illegals now breaching our border by the 100‘s of thousands as they caravan through facilitating Mexico. The illegals, referred to as “guests,” are coddled until they are able to fan out cross the United States and access taxpayer-funded benefits. Any children they have once here are automatically American citizens based on flawed interpretations of the Fourteen Amendment, able to exploit absurd chain migration policies to bring in other relatives.

A pastor acknowledges not all of his congregants are happy with his church’s involvement, with some concerned that “publicity could lead to anti-immigrant protests from so-called patriot groups, which have occurred at other churches.”

Understand that if you believe in legal immigration and respect for the law, you are on the wrong side of this issue and your patriotism is open to question.

These brief insights aim to give our readers a sample of what the increasingly radical left-wing newspaper pushes as it attempts to make aiding criminality an act of faith-based decency. The failing Arizona Republic expends its last gasps of breath struggling to normalize the abnormal from deviancy to criminality, but is fooling no one but itself — evidenced by the fact that subscriptions for the anorexic, poor excuse for a newspaper continue to plummet. Parent company Gannett Co. Inc. continues to fail and has been the subject of hostile takeover bids as profit and revenue fall short of estimates.

For a cogent view on the impending prospects of such irrational tactics, read “Amnesty: Bad Policy, Even Worse Politics,by Bradley Betters — posted on American Thinker.

 * Click on link to read excellent description.

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Scandal rocks AZ State University, Pres.Michael Crow slides

April 18, 2019

ASU’s Michael Crow’s salary exceeding $1.55 million in base pay and bonuses vaults him to nation’s top paid public university president

The local newspaper can’t get enough of Arizona State University President Michael Crow. It devotes numerous articles to extolling the virtues of the overpaid liberal,* who has put together programs providing financial assistance to illegal aliens, as tuition and fees continually skyrocket  for Arizona students and wildly spiral for out-of-state American citizens. 

Today’s edition of the Hillary-endorsing newspaper headlines a front page report, “Audit: ASU misspent more than a $million, questions raised over use of research funds.” The 3-page article includes references to redacted information throughout the audit, and “questionable expenditures.”  Missing is any mention of Michael Crow.

Since Crow is in charge of the university, why is there not a single reference to him? 

Money magazine in June 2017, named Crow as the nation’s highest paid public university president, at that time raking in $1.55 million in base pay and bonuses, with a package that vaulted him into the top spot.

His future brightened considerably in May 2018, as he received a 15% raise in his base pay bringing his salary — excluding bonuses and perks — to $690,000 applied retroactively to January 2018. Crow also receives automatic annual 3.5% increases in his base salary starting in September 2019  His salary was unanimously approved by the Arizona Board of Regents.

ASU’s website still extols President Barack Obama Scholars Program, which is described using these words, “President Barack Obama represents outstanding academic achievement, thoughtfulness, a long record of service to others, inspired leadership and a commitment to building strong communities across this country.” It includes a “coaching component.” to elevate failing minority students.

Obama has been out of office since 2016, but still rates high at ASU.

*These figures, published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, reflect Michael Crow’s base salary as of 2016-17. His bonuses and other compensation, including car and a housing allowance for his nearly 5,000 sq. ft. Paradise Valley mansion, personal and social club benefits are in addition to his base plus a $150,000 bonus and a $550,000 payment from the university foundation as a 10-year retention bonus.


Support for rebuilding Notre Dame questioned by AZ Republic

April 17, 2019

While the world mourns the destructive fire at Paris’ nearly 900-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral, the local newspaper poses this question: “…But some ask: What about our sacred sites?” The article was written by Shondiin Silversmith, identified as an “Indigenous Peoples Reporter.”

After the Notre Dame Cathedral was partially destroyed by a fire Monday, funds immediately started to roll in for reconstruction.

With an outpouring of support from across the world, many Indigenous people asked, where is this support when Indigenous people fight for their sacred sites?

Our answer, of course, will be politically incorrect by the leftist standards of the newspaper.  But not nearly on par with U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who responded with this outrageously insulting tweet neutering the actual significance of the Christian cathedral to a loss of “art and architecture.” Somali-born Omar, who wears a hijab head scarf in congress, is the one who described the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001 by saying, “Some people did something,” not wanting to describe the deliberate murders of 2,977 people as being perpetrated by 19 of her radicalized co-religionists who hijacked commercial airliners, flying two of them directly into the World Trade Center towers and another into the Pentagon. The New York Post responded with this spot-on front page, seen following this post.

The nationwide prospect of high stakes casino gambling that began flourishing on tribal land in the 1970’s had the immediate impact of turning sacred sites into lucrative ones. Indian reservation gambling generates far more income than Atlantic City and Las Vegas combined. Arizona, alone, has more than two dozen casinos. The national list is available here.

This 2017 press release from the National Indian Gaming Commission reports, Fiscal Year 2017 Gross Gaming Revenue amount saw an increase of 3.9% over 2016, totaling $32.4 billion.

The newspaper quotes America-hating Klee Benally whose website uses this descriptive language as an identifier:

“Indigenous Action Media (IAM) was founded on August 25th, 2001 to provide strategic communications and direct action support for Indigenous communities sacred lands defense. We are a radical volunteer collective of experienced Indigenous media makers & agitators that work together on a project by project basis for media justice from an anti-colonial & anti-capitalist framework.”

President Donald Trump is compared to Hitler, an indefensible slur used by the historically illiterate Benally. Still he is quoted as if he were a mainstream American rather than one who abhors our system that has allowed him the freedom to sit at a computer and spew venom.


Pres. Trump‘s new border strategy shows he’s crazy as a fox

April 13, 2019

After being repeatedly thwarted in his efforts to obtain adequate funding for a much needed wall on our southern border, President Donald Trump has tweeted his acknowledgement that he is considering sending the hundreds of thousands of illegal invaders from Central America to sanctuary cities within the United States.

“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing illegal immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Today, we direct our readers to a cogent editorial in Investor’s Business Daily, titled,Yes, Democrats Are Now The Party Of Open Borders.”  Its wisdom was prophetic, since it was written prior to the most recent surge of caravans of invaders from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras being given access to the United States by our “good neighbor” Mexico. They claim to be refugees, fleeing untenable conditions in their home countries, but don’t seek asylum as they arrive in Mexico — whose obvious purpose is to facilitate the invasion.

The Center for Immigration Studies lists Sanctuary cities, counties and states.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a far left Democrat, said, “it’s just another notion that is unworthy of the presidency of the United States and disrespectful of the challenges that we face, as a country, as a people, to address who we are, a nation of immigrants.”

Pelosi, who lives behind a secure wall in her sanctuary city hometown of San Francisco, omits the fact that previous generations of immigrants arrived here legally, were processed at Ellis Island and gratefully became Americanized, learning English, and taking on our history and culture as their own. Those leaving repression did not march through American cities waving the flags of the countries they left, access benefits and continue to engage in high rates criminality while showing contempt for the United States of America.

The ironically inconsistent headline in this morning’s edition of Arizona’s pro-illegal and open border newspaper?  “Trump still might use migrants against Dems.” 


#REDSforEd teachers followed actual dunce, Noah Karvelis

April 12, 2019

For many Arizona parents, the anger over their children’s teachers abandoning them and sneering at their contractual obligations as they went out on strike for over a week, still rages. The bond of trust was irretrievably broken as they deserted over 840,000 students while over demanding a 20% pay increase for their part-time employment.

Newly elected Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman boasted she “proudly voted to walk out” with her fellow #REDSforEd striking teachers as they followed Socialist Pied Piper Noah Karvelis a 24-year-old hip hop music teacher and avowed Socialist. Hoffman, whose own teaching credentials are paper thin, says she was “inspired by unity within the movement.”

Not only are these educrats intent on dumbing down Arizona students, ironically Noah Karvelis is now being exposed as also being a failed student himself.

Breitbart News reports Karvelis only holds a “provisional” teaching certificate, having failed to complete the required coursework and pass tests on the U.S. Constitution and the Arizona Constitution — documents on which he places no value. Popular KFYI-550 AM conservative talk show host James T. Harris, previously outed Karvelis‘ insufficient credentials.

Important to remember is the fact “underpaid” teachers, who work 81/2 months a year, are able to support the far left teacher’s unions* to the tune of $millions a year, earmarked for Democrat candidates and liberal causes.

These same people are undermining the values conservative parents try to instill in their children. Karvelis’ résumé states he served as campaign manager to elect leftist Kathy Hoffman and was also a volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Additionally Karvelis has been a political consultant and staff writer for the Progressive Times, which defines itself on its masthead with this banner: “Progressive, independent journalism for the political revolution.” His mantra is, Teaching is political, and silence is complicity. Karvelis, a young white male. is also a self-hater.

This is akin to putting Marxists in charge of educating our children. Noah Karvelis, and those who march to his extremist tune, are dangerously influencing America’s youth, steering them away from democracy that flourishes in our representative Republic, and into the killing fields of Socialism.

Rare truth was contained in the words of then-retiring NEA legal counsel Bob Chanin. Listen to his admission carefully.(brief video.) He admits that the unions are about money, power, and a leftist agenda —- clearly stating “It’s not because we care about children.

Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.

Falling prey to the teacher’s demands was foolishness personified. Akin to attempting to bribe a mobster, no amount will ever be enough.

* Center for Responsive Politics


Amid catastrophic invasion, Homeland Security chief Nielson resigns

April 8, 2019

 

U.S. Border officials overwhelmed by the vast number of invaders

Clearly not fulfilling the duties of the job, Kirstjen Nielson tweeted her terse, sans salutation, 2-page letter of resignation as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to the President of the United States.

With lightening speed, making it clear this much needed change was in the works, President Trump then announced that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary Of the Department.

Nielson appeared at the border with President Trump during a Friday visit to Calexico, California, as the president pushed for more strenuous efforts to curtail the indefensible surge of illegals and reiterated the urgent need to complete the border wall. Funding for the national security imperative is being withheld by congressional Democrats, whose hatred for the president overshadows their commitment to the safety and security of the United States.

Illegal border crossings are at an 11-year high. Brassy Central Americans, traveling in massive caravans, have replaced single Mexican men as the bulk of illegal border crossers, more likely to enter covertly.

Central American invaders, from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, coached by lawyers representing them, claim to be families, with children in tow — not necessarily related to the adults — who use them to claim refugee status. They confidently surrender themselves to Border Patrol or I.C.E., which are now forced to release them since they are filled to capacity and unable to process them. The illegals are given a court date at which they never appear, since they are relocated in states far from the border and reliant on taxpayer supported benefits.

Border security officials estimate the number of foreign nationals violating our sovereign southern border could reach 1 million by the end of 2019, according to what is likely an under-report by far-left ABC News.

Federal officials estimate illegal crossings have exceeded 95,000 in March and will reach 100,000 in April, putting 2019 on track to reach numbers not previously seen.

Mexico, whom we are repeatedly told is our valuable trading partner and “neighbor” to the south, has assisted these human caravans, allowing them safe passage to the United States. Whether Mexican or Central American, they are fulfilling their overarching pledge of Aztlan Reconquista (not recent but still relevant video).

H/T Photo: Drudge Report


Film critic turned book reviewer goes anti-Trump

April 7, 2019

Try to imagine a report in the Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic focused on her myriad lies and her husband’s numerous sexual exploits. Bill, a serial philanderer and accused rapist, was an avid golfer who bragged to his frequent links partner, lawyer/confidant Vernon Jordan, while chopping on a cigar, about his reckless White House cigar interlude with 22-year-old intern, Monica Lewinsky. That got soft-soaped in the local Arizona newspaper, though Clinton was President of the United States, married and over twice the young woman’s age.

Barack Obama appeared to be on the greens more often than he was in the Oval Office, not necessarily a bad thing in his case. He displayed his horrendous judgment by going off on a golfing vacation on Martha’s Vineyard minutes after delivering a statement in which he said he’d just gotten off the phone with journalist James Foley’s parents following news he had been beheaded by Islamic militants. Fun seeker Obama later said he “misjudged the optics” of his timing. The leftist media cut him slack.

Capturing attention in the anti-Trump local newspaper is the review of a newly released book “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,” by former sports columnist Rick Reilly, who describes his motivation for writing the book as being, “really mad.”

“What’s wrong with him?” Reilly asks. “This is why I wrote the book. This is what I’m trying to say — there’s something not right about this guy. If you’re going to cheat at golf,” Reilly says, “you’re going to cheat on your taxes, cheat on your wife and cheat on — what else? Elections? If you’re going to lie about your round, why not lie about how many votes you got, or how big your inauguration size was? Do you realize he lies about the size of his buildings? It’s incredible to me.”

Movie critic Bill Goodykoontz, now pulling double duty as a book reviewer, after the anorexic newspaper recently axed its Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist, following a series of pink slipping longtime employees, smoothly falls in line with the newspaper’s agenda. He even takes to Twitter to quote Reilly as he revs up the Trump bashing.

This bizarre toadyism has a name. It’s called as “job security.” Robert Robb, once considered a voice of rationality, has also fallen in line, hoping not to be the next employee to feel the dull blade of the newspaper’s ax on his neck. Today, he calls the president’s actions on the border, “irresponsible.”

Abutting Robb’s column in another by a CNN host, beginning with these words: “To call President Trump “Machiavellian” is to give him a little too much credit. Machiavelli had a keen awareness of history and could speak in complete sentences.”

No wonder the newspaper is dying in a state that gave all of its electoral votes to Donald Trump in 2016 and where he remains immensely popular. Trump continues to generate record breaking crowds at his national rallies. The Arizona Republic, whose stock continues to plummet, can barely keep the lights on. Parent company Gannett, Inc. recently averted a hostile takeover by a hedge fund corporation, smelling blood in the water. Shares of Gannett have dropped over 40% since its debut as a public company in 2015, when it split its publishing and broadcasting businesses. In 2018, it sold its 10-story office building and parking garage in downtown Phoenix, becoming a homeless vagrant. The newspaper, hemorrhaging subscriptions and relying on editorless ASU Journalism student interns is hardly in a position to judge success.