Elvia Diaz or Russell Pearce: Who’s the hate monger?

July 19, 2017

The leftwing, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic outdid itself with a hate-laden, incendiary screed passing itself off as an editorial.  Elvia Diaz, the heir apparent to long-in-the-tooth Linda Valdez, must have missed her dose of Prozac as she took to the keyboard in a venomous rant against Russell Pearce. The threatening headline reads, “You’ve got our attention, Russell Pearce, and we’re ready for you.”  Whether the readiness includes more than words is left to speculation.

Who is Russell Pearce? He’s the former Arizona Senate President who has dedicated his life to others. A brief overview includes serving as a Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff, promoted to Chief Deputy, Justice of the Peace and pro tem judge. He served in the military. Pearce has been the director of state agencies and is now Chief Deputy of the Maricopa County Treasure’s Office. He was also instrumental in the passage of Arizona’s SB1070. As you read his full and impressive bio, it becomes clear this is a man who stands head and shoulders above the crowd. 

What has Diaz so riled up is the fact that the respected investigative and  legal watchdog Judicial Watch and Pearce have joined forces requesting Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich sue the state Board of Regents for skirting a recent Arizona Court of Appeals decision denying illegal aliens in-state tuition rates.

In Diaz’ fantasy world, the illegals have morphed into venerated “immigrants” and “dreamers.”  And patriot Pearce?  He is worthy of a voluminous assault, exemplifying a new low in journalistic standards. Here are a few examples taken directly from the editorial with Diaz’ smiling photo smugly attached:

Russell Pearce is described in the opening sentence as the man “behind Arizona’s infamous, anti-immigrant law…we thought we sent to the depths of irrelevancy.”

Pearce, she construes, “Is attempting a comeback, with his divisive and corrosive rhetoric clearly intact.” Because he has worked and earned retirement in the state legislature, law enforcement, and the judicial system and he doesn‘t think Arizona’s taxpaying citizens should be forced to underwrite illegals by gifting them with  in-state tuition,  Diaz refers to him as a “disgraced, triple-dipping bigot.”

Diaz goes on, “It’s a mistake to dismiss Pearce as the lunatic, publicity-hungry politician some Arizonans love to loathe.” At least she conceded it’s only “some“ loathers. Most of us regard the man whose personal motto is “faith, family freedom — above all else,” with respect.

The diatribe ends with this sunny thought, “The stars have aligned in his favor. Donald Trump’s election to the White House makes it all too plain that people like Pearce remain in our midst.

We can’t become too distracted with Trump to ignore them. We must remain ready to fight their kind of intolerance.”

Long known to be in the grasp of death throes, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) continues to insult its dwindling reader base.

In the skewed thinking of the radical left, it’s intolerant to want to secure our border and deny undeserved benefits to invaders. They are poised to fight for the hordes over our own citizens.


AZ blazes educational trail with ESA vouchers

July 3, 2017

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts open educational choice to all students

The daily newspaper, which adamantly opposes parental choice in education, provided an editorial platform for Sen. Debbie Lesko to inform the public of the passage of her bill authorizing Empowerment Scholarship Accounts.

Does anyone smell a rat?

The newspaper titles Sen. Lesko’s  AZ I See It op-ed Lawmaker: Stop spreading fear about vouchers. But the machinations don’t stop there.  A video accompanies the online version of Sen. Lesko’s commentary. Straddling the back of an orange settee, reporter Joanna Allhands, looking like she’s about to take her vehicle to a do-it-yourself car wash, engages in a cheesy display to make the point that she and the newspaper she works for, oppose the accounts.

As the AZ Senate President Pro Tempore, Lesko didn’t just fall off the political turnip truck. She’s a savvy leader who has been an active member of the community and has served in the state legislature since 2009. She’s also a parent of three children and a grandparent, which gives her more than passing familiarity with public schools and their inability to serve every child effectively.

A Republican representing Legislative District 21, Lesko was the sponsor of Senate Bill 1431, legislation expanding Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, which gives all parents the ability to make educational choices in the best interests of their own children.

Under the provisions of Sen. Lesko’s legislation, signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey, all students will be eligible for this educational opportunity. It was originally available only for students with special needs.

Republicrat Kate Brophy McGee shamefully joined with unified Democrats  — tied at the hip with the educrat unions, as disclosed by Center for Responsive Politics —  to vote against the measure. It passed, despite her efforts to undermine parental choice.

Center for Arizona Policy carries an excellent overview of the ESA program, including information regarding the unsuccessful lawsuits filed by the education establishment attempting to halt the opportunity for Arizona children to achieve academic success.


Why young Americans are liberal

June 1, 2017

The following video is guaranteed to make you question the next bond measure requesting a tax increase for teacher’s pay raises. It took years of dumbing down America’s students to give us these young adults. Many teachers are left wing union members who spend more time with America’s kids than their parents do.

 It’s a good bet many of the people depicted in this video voted for avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders for President. After all, he promised them free college, though they are unable to  comprehend the horror that Marxist-driven Socialism actually is. That was omitted from the curriculum — along with American history and instruction in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Years of left wing propagandizing does, however, include moral relativism in which students are taught the U.S. is no better or worse than countries with corrupt regimes ruled by oppressive tyrants.

Liberal indoctrination begins in Kindergarten and the finishing touches are put on at the university level. This 2016 study published in the Washington Times  revealed that liberal professors outnumber conservatives 12-1

Watch the result of this indoctrination. Despite the fact that North Korea, led by unstable Kim Jong-un, just launched its NINTH missile capable of carrying a hydrogen bomb — leading U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to state a war with intentionally confrontational North Korean would becatastrophic— these unconcerned Americans heap praise on the North Korean despot.

How likely is it that a group of 100 New Jersey 8th graders on a D.C. field trip unilaterally decide to refuse having their photo taken with House Speaker Paul Ryan, because they “hated him” for his “positions on health care, education and LGBT rights?” It’s reasonable to assume they might have been fed massive doses of political propaganda in preparation for the trip.

This is where the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers spend their $ millions in dues each year. 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, when Open Secrets’ Center for Responsive Politics data collecting began.


“Day Without Immigrants” based on a lie

February 20, 2017

Illegal aliens are not immigrants

According to organizers, the recent nationwide “Day Without Immigrants” protests were aimed at showcasing the “impact immigrants have on the U.S. economy.” In some locations the demonstrations will continue through today — Presidents’ Day.

Students were encouraged to ditch school to join in the walkout. Their absence from the nation’s classrooms sends a loud and clear message that education is secondary to protests. Adults were told not to open their businesses or go to work, not to make any purchases, not to send their children to school.

NBC News captioned a photo taken in Chicago, “Protesters participate in a march aimed against President Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on immigration.”

Lost amid the political skew and ballyhoo is the fact that the protesters are not immigrants. They are illegal aliens. Media sources have unilaterally decided that accurate descriptive language is taboo, while working diligently to blur the lines between the distinctly different terms. Yet facts are stubborn things.

Immigrants are those who have come to the United States legally with the desire to fully assimilate into our culture as previous generations of newcomers have done.

Immigration Counters supports legal immigration while highlighting the significant impact of illegal immigration in America. Acquaint yourself with the commentary that follows the continually updating numbers.

News coverage dealing with the protests tells of employers who fired their workers for not showing up at work. Their righteous indignation is form over substance.  Had the illegal labor profiteers not hired low wage foreign nationals rather than Americans, there would have been no marches, the businesses that were shut down would have functioned, and most importantly the job magnet that displaces American workers would not exist. Employers can’t have it both ways. They set this mayhem in motion.

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Jeff Flake determined to fulfill Obama’s amnesty legacy

January 25, 2017

RINO Jeff Flake fails to remember that elephants never forget

Arizona’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and his mentor John McCain are inextricably bonded to amnesty for foreign invaders, forming a bond that continues along the path McCain initially forged with Ted Kennedy and persists with liberals such as Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and Robert Menendez.

The Daily Caller reported in 2013 that McCain and Flake were in a race for the least popular senator prize. And why not? The bill they were pushing “would award amnesty to at least 11 million illegals, double the influx of Democrat-leaning immigrants to two million per year for the next decade, and double the annual inflow of guest workers above one million in perpetuity. That’s enough new immigrants and guest-workers to equal the 40 million Americans expected to turn 18 during the next decade.”

The bill was wildly popular among liberals hoping to increase their voter base, and business lobbyists supportive of a continued influx of cheap labor, but is toxic among GOP and Independent voters, who believe a sovereign nation has a right to a secure and enforceable border

Yet when Jeff Flake was rated at a bottom dragging 27 percent approval ratinghe smirked and said, “That’s the beauty of a six year term,” implying that voters are too dim-witted to remember his finger in their eye.

He’s already in campaign mode, sending out requests for campaign contributions as he calls us “friend” and refers to himself as a “conservative.” He arrogantly asks us to stand with him, even as he steadfastly refused to stand with our Republican presidential nominee — now President Donald Trump. 

The Gang of Eighters, of which Flake was an integral part, are looking at reviving their amnesty effort even as the past election was a sweeping repudiation of Barack Obama’s policies. Republicans won the presidency, majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and control the state legislatures in 32 states.  Republican governors now lead in 31 states. Our message resonated. It was not Flake’s message. Jeff Flake was a regular basketball playing buddy of Obama’s and a dependable traveling companion, accompanying Obama to Kenya and the Communist nation of Cuba.

Now Jeff Flake is trying to lasso in the Hispanic constituency to keep himself politically viable, while attempting to appeal to those who want illegal criminals off our streets. There are at least a couple of things that go unstated, with his supposed SAFE Act.  One, expediting the deportation of criminal aliens convicted of serious and violent crimes is no solution. As we have witnessed repeatedly, deportation is no hindrance. They return to commit more violence. Criminal illegals need to be tried and incarcerated here, where their ability to kill and maim innocents is ended.

Flake is pushing the toothless Obama scheme of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and oddly attempting to tie it to the deportation of criminal aliens, while soft soaping the claims of being brought to the U.S. as a child and not convicted of a crime — enabling them to request deferred action of removal proceedings for a period of two years, subject to renewal.

These impossible to verify foreign nationals, farcically renamed  “dreamers” —  many now adults with families of their own — all claim they were brought here before the age of 16 in violation of the law by their illegal parents. Recipients of this largess must have been under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012; They also profess they will join the military or enroll in college, where they bizarrely qualify for in-state tuition. They will be competing with American citizen kids for college placement and jobs. There are no provisions for verification of these claims or enforcement of failures to comply

Aren’t the lives of Mesa resident Grant Ronnebeck, 22,  Kate Steinle, 32, and countless others killed by repeatedly deported illegals, more important than political correctness and Flaky deceit?


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


Repeating lies doesn’t make them truth

January 9, 2017

Education and Donald Trump top the AZ Republic’s scams

We’re only one week into the new year and President-elect Donald Trump has not quite two weeks before his inauguration, but that doesn’t stop the folks at the Arizona Republic from engaging in deceptive use of the English language.

The newspaper’s scheme brings to mind Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller “1984.”  A clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department, Smith’s job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime. Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.” Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party.

In these cases however, it is not a regime or party but the newspaper itself that engages in the deception. In advance of today’s State of the State address, Sunday’s edition used the front page to take Gov. Doug Ducey to task on the issue of education. The headline: “With his term half over, Ducey under pressure to go big.” Would the liberals pumping out these ludicrous stories have referred Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano using those words two years into her first term?  How about Barack Obama?  Not a chance.  They saw two more years and a second term ahead for the Democrats.

Sunday’s edition also carried an editorial, “Ariz. Schools need real help,” in which they quote their own reporter as well as cite left-wing polling data. It’s not a mystery that subscriptions to this rag are on life support.

Education has become a hot issue for the educrats. Not only is it underfunded, it is underfunded. This is not a typo, just making a point.  It has become the norm for school districts to continually hold bond override elections, “for the children” or to “get more money into the classroom” —  specifically the teacher’s paycheck. The Arizona Lottery was sold to voters in Nov. 1980 as a means of putting millions yearly into education. The City of Phoenix has a Democrat mayor who ran on making education a priority, despite the fact that elected city officials play no role in shaping education policy — typically the realm of the state government and school districts. Greg Stanton has moved past those vague promises, now throwing his hat in the ring for the under-the-radar post of Secretary of State, a frequent backdoor route to the governor’s office.

Voters are getting tired of having to live within their means while the school districts continually cry out for more money. As a result, ballot overrides, once considered sacrosanct, have begun failing.

Proposition 123 a massive increase in education funding, pushed by Gov. Ducey, was a nail-biter for several days, since the vote margins were razor-thin. The final result was 50.8 percent in favor to 49.2 percent opposed to the measure. State Treasurer Jeff DeWit was an adamant opponent, saying there was ample money to fund education without raiding the State Land Trust Fund or raising property taxes.

Sunday’s edition of the newspaper also rolled out a commentary by propagandist Linda Valdez, who never saw an illegal she didn’t prefer to a U.S. Citizen. Her rant includes these odd words: “Millions of families in the United States are living in fear because of Donald Trump’s rise to power.” Apparently she missed the fact that he is not an apparition, but was elected to the presidency of the United States.  Then she pulls out the old canard, that these (illegal) families “face catastrophic separations.“ The oft-repeated lie is outrageous. Nothing stops parents returning to their homeland from taking their American-born children with them. She describes a grandnephew of hers — “a child” —too fearful to sleep.

Nowhere does she mention the hordes of children sent into the U.S. alone and under deplorable conditions by their own parents, who know they will be links to the outlandish practice of chain migration also known as family reunification. Valdez conveniently forgets Jose who illegally crosses into the U.S. for work, sending money home to Maria and the ninos, until his new honey becomes pregnant and Jose forgets about his old family south of the border. How about a column on that practice, Linda?