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.


The wacko party’s aberrant priorities

February 26, 2021

The Heritage Foundation explains theEquality Act,” otherwise known as H.R. 5. The article is subtitled, “How Could Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Laws Affect You?”

In view of the Biden administration’s thrust to prioritize sexual orientation and gender identity issues in an era of massive unemployment as the result of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s of utmost importance that you acquaint yourself with this disastrous and far-reaching legislation that undermines reason, constitutional protections and religious values. The democrat sponsor is Rhode Island U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, featured in the Advocate’s article, “Meet the 10 Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Members of the 116th Congress, lauded by the LGBTQ Victory Institute, as a “turning point in the history of federal lawmaking.”

Democrats are no longer simply the “other” political party. They have veered off into trendy aberrant arenas that most of us never heard of before the advent of Bruce Jenner morphing into Caitlyn, and which are not the purview of government. Glamour magazine named the former three time husband and father of six biological children and four stepchildren, ‘Woman of the Year,’ in 2015 as a tribute to his/her work in “transgender awareness and advocacy.” Jenner’s acceptance speech was described as “powerful and moving.”

California’s legislative assembly has recently put forth Assembly Bill 1084 requiring “gender neutral” departments in retail stores, banishing specific areas for boys and girl‘s clothing and even toys. Violators would be subject to $1,000 fines.

This is the state that welcomes unvetted illegal aliens during a global pandemic, while American citizens are unemployed and as elitist California Gov. Gavin Newsom has selectively enforced business lockdowns, unilaterally deciding whose jobs are essential. California citizens, who are waging a recall against Newsom, will ultimately have the last word. We wish them well.

Although they continue to be paid, unionized public school teachers still refuse to return to the classroom. In the 2020 election cycle,* the country’s most influential  educrat dominated teachers unions endorsed and supported Biden and democrat senate candidates over their Republican counterparts. The American Federation of Teachers donated $2 million to Priorities USA Action, a democrat super PAC that spent $44.2 million supporting Biden. The National Education Association gave $500,000 to Take Back 2020, another democrat super PAC that spent $6.4 million to run ads supporting Biden. The AFT also gave $175,000 to Take Back 2020. Teachers unions spent a total of $43.7 million in 2020. Remember that the next time you hear teachers are underpaid for their part-time jobs, with long holiday and full summer vacations not accorded any other workers.

*Center for Responsive Politics


Sham scheme to “eliminate racism” dumbs down math students

February 23, 2021

Who knew math was “capitalist, imperialist, and racist”?

Today we’re taking our readers directly to a head-spinning example of the lunacy that leftist billionaire Bill Gates is funding through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Washington Examiner tops its crucial exposé with these words: Gates Foundation behind effort to end white supremacy in math instruction by eliminating need for students to show work.”

No kidding.

This opinion piece by Jeremy Beaman explains The “Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction” which is best described as racist.

The actual guidelines to the Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction uses these descriptive words, claiming to facilitate an ”Integrated approach to mathematics that centers Black, Latinx, and Multilingual students in grades 6-8, addresses barriers to math equity, and aligns instruction to grade-level priority standards.” The site includes “5 Strides on the Path to Math Equality,” each with its own download

Rather than focusing on one correct answer, the program encourages math teachers to “come up with at least two answers that might solve a problem.”

It continues with this indecipherable jargon: “Challenge standardized test questions by getting the ‘right’ answer, and justify other answers by unpacking the assumptions that are made in the problem.”

The scheme also encourages teachers to “center ethnomathematics,” which includes a variety of guidelines. One of them instructs educators to “identify and challenge the ways that math is used to uphold capitalist, imperialist, and racist views.”

The consequences of this radicalism passing as education can’t be overstated. A catastrophe is first invading America’s far left, educrat-run classrooms* and will then envelop our nation unless we expose and eradicate it now.

* Center for Responsive Politics displays shocking charts showing the $multi-millions teachers unions give to democrat candidates and their own lobbying “clients” who push their educrat agenda in the halls of congress.


AZ’s flush public schools closed due to deceit, not COVID

February 21, 2021

It appears that all it takes to reopen Arizona schools is more money. According to the Arizona Education Association, the educrat union, everything is hinged on more money. The union, which partners with the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers,  blandly refers to itself is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona, dodging the word “union.”

This is its message to its members under the banner, ‘Advocating for Change‘: “All across Arizona, we are with you. We are right there next to you fighting for our students. Fighting for our future.

We need to dismantle unjust systems. We need to fully fund public schools. We need to hold our elected leaders accountable to our communities. And we need your help to make it happen.” The “fighting” message would not be complete without tossing in the trendy leftist word, “equity,” which reliably shows up.  Equity is meant to induce shame for ‘white privilege,’ another favorite term.

“Fully fund” definitely falls under the heading of subjective. A recent news report was headlined, “Ariz. schools to receive $1 billion in federal funds.”  Arizona Superintendent of Education, Kathy Hoffman released this ludicrous statement in response:

“While this significant infusion of federal recovery dollars is good news for Arizona’s schools, it’s not a substitute for sustainable funding from the state as they move through and beyond the crisis of this pandemic.”

Hoffman’s memory is too short for the position she holds. Either that or she’s become a comedian. In 2018 as teachers abandoned over 840,000 students and shut down over 1,000 Arizona schools as they followed an avowed 23-year-old socialist and uncredentialed hip-hop music teacher as they protested for 20% raises, SRAZ posted, #REDS for ED: Union thugs demand more $ for less. It contained these two paragraphs:

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 Center for Responsive Politics initially began collecting data.

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.

In 2020 an irrevocable $5 Billion tax increase for education was passed on the fallacious premise of “taxing the rich,” aka those who create jobs.

This was in addition to these State & Federal Grants displayed by the Arizona Department of Education.

Teachers who aren’t teaching are still getting paid as students are falling further behind, suffering academically, emotionally and socially after missing a year of actual instruction, ultimately rendering them less able to compete in the global economy.

Despite the fact that far-left teachers’ unions wield tremendous influence in terms of donations and votes, Center for Disease Control Director Rochelle Walensky. M.D. has repeatedly confirmed that schools can open without teachers being vaccinated since children are less prone to contracting or transmitting the virus. Her assertion is substantiated by the official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“I also want to be clear that there is increasing data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated in order to reopen safely,” Dr. Walensky confirmed.

* Center for Responsive Politics


Biden’s dangerous and costly illegal alien con

February 19, 2021

51 Lawmakers warn Biden immigration order could make border crisis ‘Catastrophic Overnight’*

Within short order after being inaugurated, Joe Biden authorized the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, an unfathomable bill which opens the border to all comers. At the core of the bill being fast-tracked is citizenship, which translates to voting rights and permanently increasing the size of the democrat party. That core element takes precedent over the fact that America is essentially in lock-down mode due to the global Coronavirus pandemic. There is a major thrust to vaccinate our populace, while the surge of El Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Honduran and Mexican nationals will be bringing in more disease — along with crime. Businesses have been shut down, with tens of thousands permanently closing, putting millions of Americans out of work. Why, then, does the Biden administration tell us the unemployment rate is down?

Schools are mostly virtual, which raises the question of how millions of what Biden terms “migrants” will become educated, learn English and our history, if they choose to assimilate as actual legally arriving immigrants have done for generations.

The Immigration Act of 1882 contained a “public charge” clause allowing the U.S. government to deny a visa to anyone classified as “likely at any time to become a “public charge” or dependent on government resources.

It was established by Congress and signed by President Chester A. Arthur. The provisions have expanded, with the Immigration and Nationality Act (enacted in 1952, and amended in 1965) which declares, “Any alien likely at any time to become a public charge” as inadmissible to the country and “those who have received public benefits within their first five years in the United States as deportable.”

Requiring respect for our sovereign border should not be a partisan issue.  The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, during democrat Bill Clinton’s presidency, strengthened U.S. immigration laws, adding penalties for illegal aliens who commit crimes while in the United States. It also raised the standards for sponsors of foreign nationals, requiring them to show financial capability and obligating them to reimburse the government for means-tested public benefits received by those they sponsor.

This paragraph is directly from the Biden White House’s “Fact Sheet” media release:

“The bill will stimulate our economy while ensuring that every worker is protected. The bill creates an earned path to citizenship for our immigrant neighbors, colleagues, parishioners, community leaders, friends, and loved ones—including Dreamers and the essential workers who have risked their lives to serve and protect American communities.”

Biden has also become a grammarian. His bill also changes definitions in the English language by altering the word “alien” to “noncitizen” in America’s immigration laws. Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, clarifies the terminology in this illuminating article, Undocumented Immigrant’ Is a Made-Up Term That Ignores the Law.

This difficult to decipher mumbo-jumbo was, of course, also put out by the Biden administration‘s Bureau of Labor Statistics, supposedly gauging the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the American workforce. During the Trump administration, when the economy reached historic heights, the jobs report was issued monthly and was read with ease, since there was nothing to conceal.

* Read the Daily Wire article by Ryan Saavedra, asterisked in subheading. It specifically mentions Arizona.


Rush Limbaugh, whose influence was profound, died today

February 17, 2021

 

Rush Limbaugh, the intellectual engine of the conservative movement,  died today at 70, after suffering the ravages of lung cancer, which was diagnosed last year. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, who announced his passing on Rush‘s radio show today.

His three-hour weekday radio program was broadcast on almost 600 stations nationwide since it debuted in 1988, becoming the top-rated American radio show with over 43 million daily listeners, according to EIB Excellent in Broadcasting.

Rush Limbaugh was instrumental in shaping the conservative movement that made the election of President Donald Trump possible.

His influence has been profound, even acknowledged publicly by President Trump. A clearly surprised Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation‘s highest civilian honor, during the 2020 State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The president thanked the radio host for his longtime charity work and “decades of tireless devotion to our country.” The medal was placed around Limbaugh’s neck by First Lady Melania Trump, who was seated beside him and his wife.

Rush Hudson Limbaugh, III, was also a best selling author with seven books to his credit. He came from a family of lawyers, including his grandfather, father, brother, uncles and cousins who were engaged in the profession.

Rush was a major influence in many of our lives.  He will be greatly missed.