So, it’s time for a bit of fun…or maybe not

January 3, 2016

Each year for the past 41 years, the wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University issue their List of Banished Words and Phrases.

The first list of words and phrases that people love to hate was compiled at a New Year’s Eve party in 1975, and published on Jan. 1, 1976.

The 2016 list of overused, incorrectly used and those that fall into the category of general uselessness can be viewed here beginning with the ubiquitous and meaningless “So” as a sentence starter. The history of Word Banishment is also entertaining.

We have added the following few and our astute readers are welcome to join in with their own selections of annoying words and phrases. Have some fun….it’s the weekend.

  1. WENT MISSING: Oddly used in news reports to describe someone who has disappeared. FELL ILL is similarly strange.
  2. AWESOME AND AMAZING: Teens with limited vocabularies inappropriately overuse these words. But when mature adults declare their kids or grandkids fall into the realm of “amazing,” or their truck is “awesome,“ we suggest finding new acquaintances.
  3. REALTOR®: This is the correct spelling of the trademarked word.  It does not have an “I” between the “L” and “T.”
  4. AT THE END OF THE DAY: Unless you’re in the cast of Les Misérables, steer clear of this cliché. Besides, it belongs to Karl Rove.
  5. MYSELF: Maeve Maddox the “American English Doctor” gives some outstanding advice regarding the misuse of personal pronouns in this section “Myself is Not the same as Me or I.”

Tomorrow we return to the hard news. Barack Obama has just returned from his lengthy annual Christmas Hawaiian vacation and is prepared to move aggressively — bypassing Congress —  to increase federal controls over American gun owners, restricting our Second Amendment Rights. His ultimate intent appears to be disarming and leaving us vulnerable in these most perilous of times.


BHO’s year-end sucker punch wallops American workers

December 31, 2015

Unprecedented, expansive, foreign worker program imperils future of U.S.    

Are you or someone you know still out of work, underemployed or working multiple jobs to keep hearth and home together? If you’re a recent graduate, is your college debt taller than you are, while the jobs you are trained for are scarce? Well, listen up!  Barack Obama has an end-of-the-year surprise for you.

Acting unilaterally, the imperial president is executing yet another executive order — a massive one — circumventing congress, that will definitely impact your job prospects in 2016 and beyond.

In a sweeping year-end action, Obama’s latest display of distaste for Americans comes by way of a new proposal issued today by his Department of Homeland Security.  Not only will this expansive rule increase work permits for much cheaper-to-hire foreign college graduates, who will directly compete with, and negatively impact, Americans seeking professional level jobs — it also imperils national security at a time when it such measures should be should be tightened, rather than relaxed.

Barack Obama is making good on his promise to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” And the foolish crowds cheered.

For all the facts, read Neil Munro’s report in Breitbart News. We recommend you do so on an empty stomach. The report also includes a method for the public to protest the executive order. We envision those forms sliding down a chute into a vast, dark hole never seen by human eyes.


Students sing ‘Allah Akbar’ at holiday concert

December 20, 2015

Christmas morphs into excuse for absurd political correctness

A song of praise to Allah was considered appropriate and defended by the local school district at Blaine High School in Minnesota, who claim it supports “inclusion.”

Parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are questioning the decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert.

‘Allah Akbar’ meaning ‘Allah is greater,’ has been the favored phrase used by jihadist terrorists as they commit their bloody carnage in the U.S. and around the world.

In this video report, reporter Todd Starnes asks if Christian songs such as “Jesus Loves Me” or “Onward Christian Soldiers” will be sung at the school during Ramadan. What do you think?


Disciplinary actions against AZ teachers unrecorded

December 12, 2015

Failure to share serious criminal and breech of trust issues leave children vulnerable

The Arizona Republic sprang into incensed editorial mode on Friday noting that State Board of Education investigators have, since 2010, failed to properly record all teacher disciplinary information to state and national databases —- leaving children unprotected. It correctly noted that lacking the input of this vital information, offending teachers can go on to other districts or states and prey on other students. Among the offenses listed were: “sex crimes against minors, other improper relationships with students, teaching while under the influence of alcohol, teaching inappropriate material to students and physically harming students.”

Seeing Red AZ began tracking teachers who sexually exploited students in 2009, referring to our posts on Arizona’s predatory teachers as “The endless parade.”  Eventually, local and national politics as well as world events got in the way since these cases were occurring in rapid succession.

Due to the damning information which came directly from school administrators, we’ve selected this Sept. 2009 post for perusal. — which is far from the first as you’ll notice when you see links to earlier articles.  This April 2009 post also contains shocking admissions from Board of Education officials who said they would have divulged the information to the new school, if, (presumably like clairvoyants), they would have asked. This case involved a “love triangle” with a teacher in which one student lover stabbed another student rival to death.

Still the left-leaning teachers unions go all out to protect the predators as this Wall Street Journal report by former news anchor Campbell Brown factually details.


Anchor babies taught vulgarity by proud illegal parents

November 5, 2015

Así que, ¿quién es racista?

In the event you missed this vile anti-Donald Trump video flying under the bland title, “Deport Racism,” we present it to you here. For those who wonder why Trump’s message regarding illegal immigration is igniting his poll numbers, wonder no more.

These children of illegals, who deride the term anchor babies that correctly describes them — although CNN considers it a “loaded term” and a “slur“ — are classic examples of the family values Republicrat Jeb Bush tells us exemplify the “act of love” that brings their parents to the United States. He views questioning that rationale as steeped in “harsh political rhetoric” and says their unlawful entry into our country “shouldn’t rile people up.”

After Jeb’s flaccid showing at the Oct. 28 Republican debate in Boulder, Colorado, conservative columnist Peggy Noonan described him as “The Not Ready for Prime Time Bush.”

His skewed views could explain why Jeb, the establishment’s anointed “inevitable candidate”  has now fallen to 4 percent in the most recent Fox News (page 3) and Quinnipiac (page 3) surveys.

Americans are clearly weary of double-talking amnesty proponents who pander to illegals, and are looking in new directions for leadership as we see our country collapsing. Thinking citizens realize we are running out of time.


MC School bond and override election results

November 3, 2015

The Nov. 2, 2015 election results for the bonds and overrides being sought by the Maricopa County school districts will be available after 8:00 pm.

CLICK HERE for the continually updated vote tabulation, provided by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. Mail-in ballots that were hand-carried to polling places today will not be included in this count.

Nearly thirty school districts across the Valley are asking taxpayers to once again approve school bonds and overrides.

We recently wrote this post, “But, but….it’s for the children,” regarding the never ending tax increases. The rest of us have to live within our means, but somehow schools remain exempt.

The state legislature just passed a bill that puts $3.5 billion into education to significantly impact Arizona schools — without raising taxes, while maintaining a balanced budget. This is being accomplished by utilizing the State Land Trust and drawing what Gov. Doug Ducey refers to as “a modest amount as a shrewd investment in our kids.”

Stay tuned.

 


Calif. approves “state sanctioned voter fraud”

October 14, 2015

Jerry Brown continues to expand right for illegals

California’s far left  Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the New Motor Voter Act — Bill 1461 — into law, effectively assuring illegals will be able to cast ballots in future elections.

The legislation automatically registers to vote all California residents when they obtain or renew their driver’s licenses at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Breitbart News quotes True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht saying, “This bill is terrible. It makes an already bad situation much, much worse,” adding that California’s registration databases “lack the necessary safeguards to keep non-citizens off the voter rolls.” She had urged Gov. Brown to veto the bill— to no avail.

Election Integrity Project of California President Linda Paine echoed that Assembly Bill 1461 “will effectively change the form of governance in California from a Republic whose elected officials are determined by United States citizens and will now guarantee that non-citizens will participate in all California elections going forward.” The Election Integrity Project of California had joined True the Vote to demand that Brown veto the bill, calling it a path to “‘state sanctioned’ voter fraud.”

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, a co-sponsor of the legislation, issued this media release in support of the law saying, “The New Motor Voter Act will make our democracy stronger.” Padilla gushed, the newly signed law will “potentially add millions to California’s voter rolls.” 

“The New Motor Voter Act will make our democracy stronger by removing a key barrier to voting for millions of California citizens,” Padilla said in the statement. Referring to “residents” as “citizens,” Padilla said, “Citizens should not be required to opt in to their fundamental right to vote. We do not have to opt in to other rights, such as free speech or due process.”

In 2013, Brown signed Assembly Bill 60 which made illegal aliens living in California eligible to apply for driver’s licenses. It was the latest action to expand privileges for non-citizens in the nation’s most populous state. California already provides in-state tuition to illegals at all public colleges and universities. Brown also signed an inconceivable law allowing illegals to practice law in the state. In 2014, the San Jose Mercury News reports it was approved in a unanimous ruling by the California Supreme Court

The law allowing California residents to automatically register  to vote when obtaining a driver’s license, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016, making millions of illegals eligible to vote in the presidential election.

Last year ago we posted ‘Have you heard? The USA is “the other Mexico.”  It’s filled with information well worth reviewing. This video clip of California Gov. Jerry Brown greeting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is instructive. In response, Pena Nieto brassily called on other states to “evolve” like California so the United States can be more like his home country….. impoverished and crime ridden.

Jerry Brown stands as a monument of the insanity that undergirds liberalism.


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