Sexual predator Tucson H.S. counselor arrested, pushed LGBTQ+ studies

May 16, 2022

Blaze Media and multiple other sources including Fox News carried the news report detailing the arrest of Tucson High Magnet counselor, Zobella Brazil Vinik, 29, who has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female Tucson student. Don’t hold your breath hoping for a report in the far left local newspaper. Though the investigation, launched May 3, has been widely reported this criminality is not on its politically correct radar.

To no one’s surprise, Vinik is a democrat.

Sporting hot pink streaked hair, Vinik, divorced from another woman, and using politically correct pronouns, focuses on homosexually as students lack basic civics instruction, have scant knowledge about American history and that of Western civilization, geography, no longer have signatures due to the elimination of cursive and have marginal math abilities.

Instead, they are inundated with gender studies and a newly implemented drag show, as reported by AZ Free News. The news source carries a stunning report on transgenderism, diversity, equity, and inclusion — the latest topics that supersede education fundamentals.

This headlined report U.S. Education Rankings Are Falling Behind the Rest of the World is crucial reading. It describes the dismal education reality being provided to American students as compared worldwide. The U.S. ranks near the bottom in a survey of students’ math skills in 30 industrialized countries.

Eric A. Hanushek, an economist at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, estimated that the U.S. economy would grow 4.5% in the next 20 years if our students’ math and science skills were as strong as the rest of the world’s.

Those facts somehow escaped Zobella Brazil Vinik’s counseling notice. She was busy priming and soliciting teen female students for sex.


Expansion of parental rights in education belittled in local newspaper

May 3, 2022

Duplicity reigns at leftist Arizona Republic

Rating prominent placement in the Valley & State section is a report headlined, “These contentious education bills now law.”

The report begins with these words:

“Two controversial education bills that would create procedures for parents to review library books and allow parents to sue if they believe a school has violated their access to a student’s records were signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey.” 

The slippery, agenda-driven reporter obviously means “their” child rather than “a” child’s student records.  This deceit is standard operating procedure at the Hillary-endorsing, open-border promoting, failing newspaper.

Reporter Yana Kunichoff, a Chicago transplant, cites House Bill 2161 and House Bill 2439 as examples of what she views as egregious parental overreaches that warrant the descriptive words “controversial” and “contentious.”

If you are among the few who still subscribe to this overpriced, putrid garbage masquerading as news…Cancel! Tired of having your intelligence insulted? Cancel! Call 1-800-332-6733. You’ll get someone in the Philippines who is paid 50% less than an American-based employee as the dying newspaper tries to keep costs down.


Gender identity lessons invade N.J. 1st grade classrooms

April 11, 2022

This revealing editorial, “NJ gender-identity lessons for first graders prove parents were right to worry,” by Karol Marcowicz was prominently displayed in the New York Post over the weekend.

The disturbing lesson plans are being foisted upon young children, teaching them that their gender is malleable.

Randi Weingarten, the former president of the American Federation of Teachers, (AFT) wields tremendous clout as an AFL–CIO union leader and a lawyer. She is also a lesbian married to another woman as reported in Teachers for Choice, an organization that opposes government imposed medical mandates in order for any Americans — especially educators — to remain employed.  To no one’s surprise, Weingarten has long opposed charter schools and school choice.

The AFT was the first national union to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential primaries. These are the people who influence America’s students each and every weekday.

Open Secrets reveals teachers unions have steadily amped up their political involvement: From 2004 to 2016, their donations grew from $4.3 million to more than $32 million — an all-time high. Even more than most labor unions, they have little use for Republicans, giving democrats at least 94 percent of the funds they contributed to candidates and parties since as far back as 1990, where Open Secrets data begins. Check out where they see fit to place their considerable resources.

This is all important reading.


Biden fails at all else, now tackles eradicating cancer

February 3, 2022

Medical authority Joe Biden pushes Dr. Tony Fauci aside

When we see the words, “Dr. Biden,” the fawning media has conferred the aura of a medical doctor to First Lady Jill and her education degree, used as a honorary title within the educational establishment. She has no medical credentials.

Turns out, there is another Dr. Biden in the White House. Joe Biden isn’t focusing on trying to halt dementia, since he has fallen victim to its ravages. Now we are told he plans to reactivate Barack Obama’s plan to eradicate cancer, which Obama previously put Biden in charge of tackling. This 2016 White House press statement shows it’s a reliable diversionary tactic.  It’s now being hauled out as the economy is collapsing, the administration is needlessly spending $trillions on the 2,456 page “Build Back Better” Act,* has allowed millions of illegal aliens to breach our border, untested during the pandemic that has closed schools and pressured citizens to get vaxxed or lose their jobs. We are also viewed as unreliable by our allies, who witnessed the debacle in the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, ignoring intelligence recommendations, leaving  Americans behind and resulting in the needless deaths of 13 U.S. service personnel.

The prominently displayed, above-the-fold headline in today’s edition of the toadying, far-leftwing Arizona Republic describes Biden’s “Moonshot” plan to cut cancer deaths by at least 50% over the next 25 years. He declares it’s “doable” within the next 25 years.  Facing his 80th birthday this year, it’s a good bet he won’t be around to answer  for this grandiose declaration.

“We can do this. I promise you, we can do this. For all those we lost, for all those we miss. We can end cancer as we know it.” Biden‘s surrogates released this Fact Sheet: “President Biden Reignites Cancer Moonshot to End Cancer as We Know It,” on February 2, 2022, nearly a decade after Obama put Biden in charge of the same program.

* Exposed here by the Heritage Foundation


Biden’s catastrophic first year topped with a post-nap WH speech

January 19, 2022

January 20, 2021: A day to lament

We are just a day away from the first anniversary of sleepy Joe Biden’s presidency. Rather than celebrating, most Americans, regardless of party affiliation, are trying to wrap their arms around the magnitude of the calamity we are enduring — which is sure to worsen.

Today, a meticulously coached Biden, who is unable to veer off his script, is scheduled to give an actual press conference, only the second in the interminable year. Staying alert and on-topic should be a monumental task. It is scheduled, according to this White House announcement, at 4:00 PM (ET), presumably after his afternoon nap.

January 20 is a day for reflection, when we pause to wonder how we went so quickly from a flourishing economy, record employment, construction of the much needed border wall, energy independence, and a power position on the world stage to staggering inflation, empty grocery shelves and sticker-shock prices on available commodities. The price of gasoline rose 58.1% in the 12 months ending in November according to the most recent inflation data published December 10, 2021, by the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Crime has also spiraled under the Biden administration as Soros-funded elected prosecutors release criminals back onto the streets after dropping charges. The pandemic Biden claimed to be able to halt has, instead, bred new variants. Radically left-wing Teacher’s unions have fought reopening schools, though American children, who are not virus spreaders, have fallen behind their global counterparts. Based on Biden’s weakness, Iran is once again flexing its nuclear muscle, while the administration remains silent.

These disasters are only the tip of the Biden iceberg. If you care about your family, community, state and nation, vote Republican on every level…and be certain you aren’t being conned by a newly-minted, conservative poser. The walls are irreparably closing in.


Gov. Ducey suddenly motivated to education action 

January 5, 2022

The rumor mill has been rife with talk of term-limited Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey having an itch to relocate to D.C. in some political capacity. As we noted on Dec. 26, 2020, the former ice cream tycoon and his wife sold their gated 11,412 sq. ft. Paradise Valley golf course fairway mansion and 1,200 sq. ft. guest house situated on 2.14 acres, at a discounted rate of $8,150,000, obviously in preparation for his next adventure. His term ends on January 1, 2023, and he’s readying for another gig.

Speculation regarding lame-duck AZ Gov. Doug Ducey’s future plans have been running the gamut, though his national profile is not in the realm of Governors Ron DeSantis (FL) or Greg Abbott (TX).

He’s been quiet of late, not noticeably rocking the political boat except for his needless expansion of the Arizona Supreme Court, obviously thinking two of his friends, neither of whom had tried a case in years, would look sharp in black. There was also that newsworthy snub of then-President Trump, calling Ducey with his distinctive “Hail to the Chief” ring tone and Ducey pointedly ignoring it in front of Trump-disdaining reporters, who made sure it got the attention Ducey clearly desired.  A longtime McCain ally, initially employed by Cindy Hensley McCain at her Hensley Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship when he first arrived in Arizona to attend ASU, their friendship blossomed to the point that John McCain encouraged the then-ice cream mogul Ducey to run for governor.

Ducey’s political future is definitely on his mind as he issued this bullet-pointed January 4, 2022 News Release announcing he was taking “preemptive action to ensure in-person learning remains an option for all Arizona families and students, consistent with guidance from public health experts.” Ducey refers to it as creating an “Open for Learning Recovery Benefit Program.”

Demanding students be kept in class has not exactly been a priority for Ducey, who coddled the striking “#Reds For Ed” teachers who abandoned, for over two weeks, over 840,000 statewide students, as they followed then-24-year-old Noah Karvelis, an eager Socialist Labor Party member and 2016 AZ Bernie Sanders campaign coordinator, demanding 20% pay hikes for their part-time jobs…do you get the entire summer off? Ducey hung tough for a brief moment and then capitulated to the union members demands, emboldening them to get behind Marxist Proposition 208, a ballot measure that provides a perpetually increasing money stream, under the guise of “tax the rich,” a fallacious democrat advanced scheme.

Ducey didn’t have the fortitude exhibited by Pres. Ronald Reagan in 1981 when the PATCO Union Air Traffic Control workers threatened to walk off the job, potentially shutting down U.S. air travel. Reagan gave them a deadline and fired those who refused to comply. Supervisors and management filled in until new replacements were able to take over the reins. There were no disruptions. 


Leftist bigotry thrives, hits Minnesota teachers paychecks

January 3, 2022

School Board authorizes pay increases for non-whites

On January 1, in a post titled, “Remembering the wisdom of Judge Bork as we greet 2022,” we wrote about the latest trendy terms, “Equity” and “Equality.” If you were too busy over the New Year holiday to get to it, it’s crucial to fully comprehend the misappropriation of our language that is invading America’s culture at breakneck speed, by reviewing the link in the following paragraph:

Three and a-half decades ago, with clarity and foresight Judge Robert Bork referred to the crisis we now face, based in the rise of political leftism that intentionally obliterates the definitions of “equality and equity.” The words are further clarified in “The Inequality of ‘Equity,‘ by Ben Shapiro.

The reason for this review will be evident as you grasp the full effect of the insanity now instituted by a school board in Mankato, Minnesota, a town of fewer than 45,000 people. The headline, “Mankato schools vote to allow extra pay for non-white teachers,”* reveals, in the most disgraceful manner, the race-based divisiveness that is invading our nation, taking hold in far-left arenas. Info on Mankato can be found on DataUSA.

Decades after it was outlawed against minorities, race-based discrimination, now targeting whites, has taken on a new life in Minnesota. Leftwing NBC News, in a review of the 2020 election results, characterizes Minnesota as “a solidly blue state in presidential elections and Democrats control the governor’s office and the state House, while Republicans control the state Senate.“ Non-partisan Ballotpedia reveals that senate “control” consists of a single vote. Be wary of where you get your news.

*H/T Kyle Hooten, Managing Editor of Alpha News


Shifty Schiff tries deflecting from his sordid connections by bashing Trump

December 23, 2021

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) recently wrote a book. He’s had more time on his hands since his longtime pervert pal and generous donor, Ed Buck with nefarious roots in Arizona politics, has finally ended up in the slammer after being found guilty of nine felonies. Instead of hunkering down after the details of Buck’s horrific crimes emerged, leftist Schiff decided a good deflection would be to try smearing former President Donald Trump.

Schiff’s book titled, ‘Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could,‘ is aimed at taking the onus off of Joe Biden and his unparalleled, disastrous presidency, exemplified by increased crime and laxity of punishment, the Afghanistan surrender debacle, record-breaking inflation, halting our energy self-reliance by shutting down the Keystone Pipeline while killing thousands of jobs and massive school and business closures related to his overreaches during the pandemic. These disasters are enhanced by Biden’s incompetence and obvious inability to function. Instead Schiff has gone into fling mode and following the adage of throw it on the wall and see what sticks, is not talking about testing the al dente doneness of a strand of spaghetti, but the darker and more fetid matter that nourishes the democrat hierarchy.

Following the now-disproved Russian collusion hoax perpetrated by Trump rival Hillary Clinton, Schiff made the rounds of network televised talk shows insisting that a probe of Trump was necessary.

Biden has torn down the border wall construction, surrendering our southern border to all comers worldwide — including drug dealers, human traffickers, child predators, murders, prospective terrorists, and other violent criminals, many of whom have been previously deported.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection no longer reveals the disastrous invasion stats, but now functions as public relations for the administration complete with vision and mission statements. Biden is bankrupting America with his staggering $multi-trillion 2,465 page ‘Build Back Better’ war on reality spending scheme — but that is of no consequence as his handlers increase the momentum as crime soars and Soros-funded elected district attorneys make no effort to attach consequences to the criminality. Jobs have been lost at an alarming rate. Biden responds by putting more people on the dole, as the democrats lean further into socialism’s expansive government theme while caving to the demands of the radical teacher’s unions which funded him 6-1 over Pres. Trump.

An integral tool of the left, Speaker Nancy Pelosi named Schiff a lead impeachment manager in the fraudulent case brought against President Trump.

Prior to his incarceration, Ed Buck donated in excess of half-million dollars to top California democrats including current Gov. Gavin Newsom, former Gov. Jerry Brown, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey. His generous donations to AZ U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, and separately to her “Getting Stuff Done” PAC are all documented on these pages made available by Open Secrets. (Press “next” in the lower right corner for the complete list.)


AZ high school: Parents shut down transgender awareness week

December 12, 2021

Goodyear’s Estrella Foothills High School mission statement: “Inspire minds to change the world … everyone, everyday.“

Today we take our readers directly The Federalist, which shines a bright light on the social absurdities advancing in our taxpayer-funded schools, while actual education falls through the cracks. 

Spencer Lindguist writes an outstanding exposé on the insanity overtaking public schools, as he reports on the promotion and celebration of ‘Transgender Awareness Week’ at Estrella Foothills High School in Goodyear, AZ. The program was successfully shut down by outraged parents. 

Arizona High School Halts Transgender Spirit Week After Outcry From Parents,” contains important information and clearly illustrates why parents need to be vigilant when it comes to what is passing for education at their children’s schools.

According to 2018-2019 Public School Review* of Goodyear’s Estrella Foothills High School, the percentage of students achieving proficiency in math stood at 60-64%. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was less than half at 48%, clearly indicating the teaching time could be better spent on educational basics rather than celebrating transsexuality.

Following objections from enraged parents, Principal Kimberly Heinz canceled “Spirit Week” after the first day, telling parents in a mass email that “our administrative team met this afternoon and have made the decision that we will not move forward with the remaining awareness days this week.”

Lindquist’s report includes email exchanges between 24-year-old instructor Courtney Ratkus and Principal Kimberly Heinz, as well as to students. Ratkus, the sponsor of the Coexist Club, needs to find employment other than indoctrinating students in transsexuality. Solitary street sweeping would be a better fit for this radical.

National Review has written how the perverted scheme passing as education has been gaining traction within the educrat community as schools disallow parents to opt their children out of the programs that begin in kindergarten. Your eyes did not deceive you. Kindergarten is where the sexually deviant brainwashing begins. Open Secrets shows where the teachers unions send their political donations. It isn’t to conservatives.

* Updated numbers are not available due to schools being shuttered during COVID.


Biden’s sagging poll numbers take a toll on Democrat candidates

November 3, 2021

Blatant rejection of radical Biden agenda will continue

The tale of the emperor who had no clothes, appears to have taken a decidedly back seat to the reality of the president who has no coattails. As the much watched Virginia governor’s race played out, the numbers are clearly a repudiation of Joe Biden who carried the state last year by a 10-point margin. His chaotic exit from Afghanistan, uncontrolled spending, open border policies, soaring prices amid limited supplies, escalating crime rates and overreaches into parental control of their children’s education — as they reject Critical Race Theory and explicit classes normalizing all types of sexuality, rather than insuring they learn educational fundamentals — have fostered a constituency that rejects Bidenism. Real Clear Politics lists the final vote count as 50.9 for Youngkin to 48.4 for McAuliffe.

Republican Glenn Youngkin, stayed the course, running on the issues that resonate with Virginians, focusing on parent’s concern over education. Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former Virginia governor, miscalculated by bringing in Biden, Barack Obama, Stacey Abrams and Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, as he courted the black vote which is less energized by white candidates.

New Jersey has a similar scenario. Gov. Phil Murphy, a democrat running for reelection finds himself in an exceedingly tight race — separated by just .03 of a percentage point — against Republican former State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, with 97% of the precincts reporting.

Joe Biden captured majorities in Virginia and New Jersey last year. This year his coattails have lost their heft just as his memory appears to have run its course.

UPDATE:

Proving every vote counts, nearly 24 hours after the polls closed. dem incumbent Phil Murphy retained the governor’s office over GOP challenger Jack Ciattarelli Wednesday by less than a single percentage-point. While we still have the right to vote, we need to be sure to exercise it.