AZ dem vaccine love fest embraces Cindy McCain…

July 1, 2021

…ignores ugly realities of the school where dems staged photo-op

Leaving her husband’s caretaking duties to professionals, “Dr.” Jill Biden came to Phoenix Wednesday, to push COVID immunizations at what was described as a “closed” school-based vaccination event. Accompanied by Doug Emhoff,* Mayor Kate Gallego, her ex-husband U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, (whom she divorced in 2016, when pregnant with their son) and, of course, Cindy McCain…an increasingly necessary fixture to complete any democrat event.

Oddly, the report was relegated to Page 3 of the interior section of the leftist local newspaper. Could it be because Isaac Middle School where the event was held, should have been showcased the dire conditions of the minority-majority population school, where 86.8% are “economically disadvantaged” and falling far behind in basic math and reading proficiency scores? The school scores a “1” (10 is Best) when compared to schools statewide and nationally.

None of those harsh realities were on the minds of the still-masked democrat attendees on hand for the photo-op. Among them were AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (now arrogantly running for governor); City Councilman Laura Pastor; Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez; and state Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, who cloaks herself as a PND (Party Not Declared.)

The Biden-Harris spouse trip came as headlines blast, “Support for Biden erodes among Democrats as U.S. looks past pandemic.”

*Kamala Harris’ husband, oddly referred to in the report as the “second gentleman.”


Your tax dollars and the AZ Board of Regents at work

May 23, 2021

“Diversity and inclusivity” reign supreme at University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is advertising for an open position: Director of Native American Student Affairs. It comes complete with “4+weeks of annual vacation, 88% of health benefits (including for domestic partners and their families) paid for by UArizona, and 6 weeks parental leave for both parents.” Check out the compensation and benefits.”

Not any applicant will do. They are specifically seeking someone with a Master’s degree in higher education, with a specific focus on Native American and Indigenous students and/or other student populations from marginalized groups…or equivalent work experience.

Topping the list, overseen by the shameless educrats and elitists on the Arizona Board of Regents, is “Experience in engendering and integrating the values of diversity, inclusion and teamwork across various groups. Experience working with and leading Native American and Indigenous students.

Experience partnering with Tribal Nations and Leadership. Previous experience working with intersectional identity groups (i.e., LGBTQ, gender identity, race and ethnicity, multiracial, disability, socioeconomic class).”

The selected candidate needs “previous experience in revenue generation and/or grant writing,” necessary to raise more funds from leftwing entities to keep bogus programs like this one going.

The notice goes on to state: “At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.”

Yearly tuition costs are steep, approximately $60,000 for a state university primarily known as a party school. UofA President Robert Robbins, whose base salary in FY 2019-20 (list of all UofA employees‘ salaries*) was nearly $900,000 excluding benefits and perks, yet was dwarfed by Sean Miller, the head basketball coach making a base of $2,400,000. Bouncing and running with a ball and shooting it into a basket is paramount.

Even more egregious is the fact that in 2018 UofA paid radical Hezbollah-supporting, Communist propagandist Noam Chomsky, 89, $750k to teach “politics.” Read this linked Seeing Red AZ post exposing the insanity.

*H/T The Daily Wildcat


Educrat equivocator Weingarten changes her tune

May 14, 2021

Despite a year of vigorous pushback against parents who want their children back in school, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is now all-in for in-person education.

Weingarten, a far left-winger who takes her marching orders from the democrat party, said in a speech to the AFT Thursday, “Given current circumstances, nothing should stand in the way of fully reopening our public schools this fall and keeping them open. The United States will not be fully back until we are fully back in school. And my union is all in.”

This would best be identified as a load of horse pucky, but SRAZ is too genteel to engage in such descriptive terms.

Referring to remote learning which the unions have advocated, Weingarten has done a complete turnaround. She now says. “Prolonged isolation is harmful. School is where children learn. It’s where they work together and play together.”

Make no mistake, the duplicitous union leader is responding to furious parents who are fed up with the public school systems that have been failing their children for years. Recent polling conducted by the union, which represents nearly 2 million members, found that 73% of parents are comfortable with in-person learning this fall. The number increases to 94% if the teachers union’s reopening plan is fully in place. Still, numerous teachers unions, whose members have continued to be paid, have dug in their heels opposing reopening schools. And though teachers sought and were given priority in receiving the vaccine, and children have been ruled out as COVID spreaders, they remain resistant to going back to the classroom.

Weingarten, who possesses rare psychic abilities, said she supports President Biden efforts to reopen public schools in his first 100 days in office. Facts tell a different story. He was inaugurated January 20, 2021 and schools have remained closed.

This Pew Research survey taken well before the pandemic, headlined  “U.S. students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries,” exemplifies the dismal shape of the union-run public schools, as we are compared with “developed and developing counties.” Read the second paragraph in the link for sobering details.

While the nationwide debate over reopening schools has raged, teachers’ unions gave overwhelmingly to Democrat political candidates. These are the people who frequently spend more time influencing America’s children than their parents.  During the 2016 presidential election cycle, Weingarten, one of Hillary Clinton’s top education advisors, presented an award on behalf of the AFT to Clinton, submissively calling the chronic liar, “Our hero and champion.”


Whiteness morphs into insidious crime, as students taught self hatred

May 7, 2021

Critical Race Theory is a term we hear bandied about with increasing frequency, invading not only our culture, but our schools. It is anything but benign. Its main objective is to alienate Americans from one another, cast blame, and instill guilt, while elevating some by blaming others through insidious indoctrination. Taking pride in our country is regarded as the purview of racism. Voices raised to defund the police have become de rigueur.

At its core is the word “theory,” which is not a fact based premise, but rather a conjecture based on hypotheticals.  AZ Senate Bill 1532 has been introduced to address these overreaches in classrooms.

The bill’s wording mirrors that of Idaho’s recently passed landmark legislation HB 377 (Dignity and Non-discrimination in Public Education) that was signed into law by Republican Gov. Brad Little. The Daily Wire headlines its report, “First In Nation: Idaho’s Republican Gov. Signs Bill Banning Critical Race Theory.” Arizona Gov. Ducey should do no less.

Victor Davis Hanson, a leading conservative historian has written, “Is Racism Moral Now?” posted on American Greatness. The left is attempting to silence us into submission. This is an important commentary that is definitely worth your time. As SRAZ has often reminded our readers, Knowledge is power. These are unprecedented times that require vigilance and solid responses to the deceptive madness that is endorsing repression as equality. Silence is acquiescence.


Teachers unions, CDC unite in stalling school openings

May 4, 2021

The New York Post confirms what many have suspected regarding the collaboration between the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and its influence on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), relative to reopening America’s public schools. Reporter Jon Levine has written an outstanding exposé titled, “Powerful teachers union influenced CDC on school reopenings, emails show.”

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and AFT President Randi Weingarten are revealed as colluding influence peddlers, as the well-funded teachers union lobbied the Biden administration, which it supported as longstanding donors to national democrat candidates. 

Read the opening paragraph before you scroll thorough the contributions of the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers. The Center for Responsive Politics which details their contributions, notes that the unions give at least 94 percent of their $multimillion political contributions to democrats.

The dues paying educrat teachers, who are being paid for not teaching this year, are the same ones who went out on strike in Arizona and other states, abandoning over 840,000 Arizona students, in violation of their contractual agreements. They demanded and received a 20 percent pay increase for their part-time jobs from Gov. Doug Ducey, who caved after declaring he would not agree to their demands. They are also the ones who spend more time influencing American children than many parents do. Remember, self admitted Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders had strong primary election support from younger voters, who have no concept of the harsh realities of Socialism, as detailed by noted historian Lee Edwards, Ph.D.


Mesa AZ has charlatan Mayor John Giles leading the city

March 22, 2021

Appearing Sunday on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” Mesa Arizona’s Republican Mayor John Giles says that he has been “impressed so far” by the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis. The Hill has the dialogue in print.

Either Giles isn’t paying attention, impresses easily or thinks halting construction of the border wall and allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to invade the USA is somehow beneficial — especially during the Coronavirus pandemic and as millions of Americans remain unemployed and new jobless claims are historically high. The Washington Examiner reports the Biden administration is opening another overflow facility to house illegals near the U.S.-Mexico border, where thousands of unaccompanied minors, facilitated by members of well-paid drug cartels, are continually breaching our sovereign border. Others, known as OTM and SIA, acronyms for illegal aliens who are ‘Other Than Mexican’ or ‘Special Interest Aliens’ are from places far removed from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended invaders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen. Not only is this unacceptably dangerous, we are then on the hook for the costs to accommodate their basic needs, and educate their children, while the adults flood our depressed labor market, undercutting American wages. 

Mexico disallows the U.S. to send citizens from other countries back through Mexico. Under U.S. law, they’re entitled to a formal deportation hearing. The immigration service lacks beds to hold them, so the vast majority of OTMs are released from custody and asked to voluntarily return for their court date. Guess how that turns out.

This Breitbart headline says it all:Mesa, AZ Mayor Giles: ‘I’ve Been Impressed So Far’ with Biden Administration on Border Surge.”

The good people of Mesa who thought they were voting for a Republican and found they got a Biden admirer instead, should consider kicking this charlatan to the curb with a Constitutionally permissible recall. 

Mesa residents, who deserve better, can and should do it!


Dem voter suppression claim kicked to the curb by US Rep. Burgess Owens

March 15, 2021

Former football star still plays hardball though in a different field 

Today we take our readers directly to the Daily Wire to meet a new conservative shining star, Utah Congressman Burgess Owens, who unseated a democrat incumbent in the state’s November 2020 election.

Although he previously won acclaim as the NFL player who led the Oakland Raiders to victory in the 1980 Super Bowl, Owens was an early standout in the political arena as a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump. During the Utah Republican primary, Owens, who is black, capably won in a crowded field by running to the right of his opponents while unequivocally disagreeing with athletes kneeling during the national anthem in support of Black Lives Matter.

Congressional democrats are working double time to gut state voter ID laws and any restrictions on election day registration, as they require state agencies to provide names and addresses for recipients of aid and any state services to be placed on the permanent mail-in ballot list, under the fraudulent claim that not doing so “suppresses the vote.” The Daily Wire‘s Hank Berrien writes, Tell Me Again, Why Is Showing A Voter I.D. Voter Suppression’: Burgess Owens Slams Critics Of Voter I.D. Law.

The Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky, an attorney and a former member of the Federal Election Commission details the extreme election mandates that blatantly enable voter fraud which the democrats are working to impose through H.R. 1, — a nearly 800 page overreach — deceptively titled,For the People Act of 2021.” The House bill’s number and its Senate joint measure S. R. 1, clearly identifies this as the democrats’ first legislative priority. There are even attempts to lower the voting age to 16.

Republicans in state legislatures throughout the nation are committed to ensuring voting integrity, but the biggest hurdle is the educrat establishment which puts no priority on American history and civics and whose unions refuse to open schools.

According to the Nation’s Report Card, just 24% of U.S. high schoolers are proficient in civics upon graduation. Even the left-of-center Annenberg Foundation’s Constitution Day 2020 Civics Survey indicates just 51% of Americans can correctly name all three branches of government, with 23% unable to name any branches of government.  As of 2018, just eight states and the District of Columbia required at least a year of US government or civics courses prior to high school graduation. 

No wonder democrats view Americans as ripe for a takeover of our basic freedoms. We need to elect more of the caliber of Burgess Owens.

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AZ Ed Supe Kathy Hoffman: The gift that keeps on giving

March 6, 2021

Putting democrats in charge of education is a fool’s errand

Ever on the cutting edge of Arizona’s remote learning education system, as she bows to the not-inclined-to-work teacher’s unions, Kathy Hoffman, the state’s far left Superintendent of Public Instruction has a novel plan to ensure students are learning…how not to be racist. Training should begin in infancy. It promotes racial “equity and diversity” through an “anti-racist” program that advances the outrageous notion that white babies and toddlers are racist.

Caucasian self-flagellation has become expected. There is actually an article on HuffPost titled,How white parents can talk to their kids about race,” which includes an age-by-age guide for white parents to address “racism and privilege” with their children.  It states: “White parents can and should begin addressing issues of race and racism early, even before their children can speak.”

Race now takes precedent to learning. According to a bizarre study conducted by the Children‘s Community School in Pittsburgh, a preschool dedicated to “economic and racial justice,” by the age of five, white children are strongly biased in favor of whiteness, while black and Hispanic children showed no preference toward their own groups.  Seriously.

Provided for Arizona teachers is an “equity and diversity” tool kit.

And though American students fall far behind other nations in basic skills, Kathy Hoffman has incorporated the exclusively inclusive Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. A focus on ethnicity rather than education is preposterous, in addition to ill-preparing our children to succeed in a global economy. All the more so after having lost a year of schooling due to the COVID virus and teacher’s refusals to teach, despite medical studies pointing to the fact that children are not virus transmitters.

This shocking televised news report on the abysmal failure of public education is definitely worth your time.

Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction is the lowest salaried state education administrator in the United States, paid $85,000 compared to the national average of $174,000.

In democrat Kathy Hoffman’s case, she’s overpaid.


Wrong Governor acts decisively: Reopens state

March 4, 2021

Read the bold executive order, embossed with the state seal.

There’s only one problem. It’s the wrong governor and the wrong state.

The following day, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey cautiously decided to follow the leader and reopen schools, setting a March 15th deadline.


AZ Ed Supe Kathy Hoffman needs bright light scrutiny

March 3, 2021

Now that the radical left has deemed the much beloved Dr. Seuss children’s booksracist,” (just as they have the teaching of math) why is the local news suddenly silent on Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman?

Democrat Hoffman took the oath of office on January 2019 with hand upon the children’s book, “Too Many Moose! while disdaining the Bible. Fellow leftist Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the only member of the U.S. Senate not to identify with a faith, took her oath of office on a copy of the Constitution.

If Seuss is racist and his books need to be withdrawn from the public forum, what are we to think about a book bemoaning an ever-increasing number of moose? Obviously it advocates for thinning the herd, which is brought about by certain death.

In addition to Hoffman’s commitment to keep Arizona’s unionized teachers out of the classroom as they continue to get paid and sexualize children beginning in kindergarten with the Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) program, Hoffman’s own identity and background are intentionally sketchy.

Gateway Pundit reveals more, and identifies Hoffman as a “transwoman.”

Take a couple of minutes to acquaint yourself with the actual agenda, as reported by Breitbart News. AZ House Speaker: ‘Radicalized’ Sex Ed ‘Grooming Children to Be Sexualized.’

Trying to delve into the mindset of democrats is a bridge too far. Factoring in bogus Republicans is more than anyone with integrity can comprehend. The unifying theme is that RINOs benefit by the deception. Cindy McCain along with Gov. Doug Ducey, who was mentored by McCain, and former single-term Senator Jeff Flake, were recently censured by the elected GOP state committeeman at the January statutory meeting. Anheuser-Busch beer heiress Cindy follows in her deceased husband’s footsteps, as John McCain was also censured by elected Arizona Republican delegates in 2014 for his brazen hostility toward the party he opportunistically used to rise to prominence.

To no one’s surprise, Hoffman was endorsed by Republicrat Cindy McCain, who also campaigned for incompetent Joe Biden.