April 20, 2016
Problematic Proposition 123 fraught with deception
The Arizona Daily Independent runs a fact-filled report titled, DeWit: Arizona “Run Like A Mini Dougtatorship.” State treasurer Jeff DeWit boldly states his opposition to Prop. 123, the flim-flam education funding scheme being relentlessly pushed by Gov. Doug Ducey.
The far left Arizona Republic newspaper gives it an editorial stamp of approval, writing: “Proposition 123 represents an opportunity to infuse big money into Arizona’s K-12 public schools. It is step one in a long journey of restoring proper funding to our schools.” The editorialist unconvincingly adds, “but with tough expectations for Arizona’s governor.”
Take a look at that “big money” being donated to the promotion of Prop. 123 by some of the wealthiest individuals and business entities in the state. Then ask yourself what’s in it for them. Rest assured it’s not the ability to nurture warm feelings of benevolence.
The donor’s names and their campaign donations follow the final paragraph of the ADI report.
When asked about the large donations to the pro-Prop 123 campaign, DeWit said that the money was provided by “the richest people in the state. From what I understand – what they say down there,” referring to the Capitol, “there is talk that they have been promised future tax cuts. There are cuts that are targeted to that, and that’s why they are giving the money. There is a reward kind of return. I have been told that there was a fundraiser at the Governor’s house where they wrote these checks. He invited them over, and there were some closed room talks and they wrote big checks. And that’s it.”
Seeing Red AZ posted Vote NO on deceptive Prop. 123 on Monday. It contains important information to enable voters to make an informed choice against this duplicitous measure.
April 18, 2016
Special Election May 17, 2016 — Early balloting begins April 20
Proposition 123 is being heralded as Arizona’s education panacea, providing school funding without raising taxes. If you believe in the tooth fairy, this will be right up your alley. Ballots are being mailed this week. We all have busy lives, but it’s imperative we get up to speed on the ramifications of this proposition.
Ask yourself why current state treasurer Jeff DeWit and previous treasurers Carol Springer and Dean Martin oppose amending the Arizona Constitution, raiding our state’s Permanent Land Trust Endowment and guaranteeing tax increases, including raising your property taxes without adequately addressing our state’s school funding problems. As Arizona’s Chief Banker and Investment Officer, Treasurer DeWit oversees more than $13 Billion in state assets and serves as an investment manager for local governments. His extensive background in finance makes him a credible source on this issue.
The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office provides arguments filed for and against Proposition 123. Since we strongly oppose the measure, we are providing the No on Prop. 123 opinions. Read them over carefully.
This brief video explains the better answer to school funding for Arizona‘s students Protect the future of Arizona’s K-12 education system. More information is available here.
7 reasons to vote NO on Prop. 123
Prop 123 in a nutshell.
What got us here?
A different path to take.
Knowledge is power. Vote wisely. Our children and their futures are too important for this quick, but deceptive, fix.
Arizona’s K-12 education system is underfunded, but Proposition 123 will make sure it stays that way for the next generation. No one would argue that Arizona’s schools have enough money. We all know that Arizona students deserve better, but Proposition 123 doesn’t solve the problem. It doesn’t bring any revenue that is not currently owed to our schools, it spends future money today, while constitutionally limiting spending for future students.
March 30, 2016
Leftist Harry Reid and RINO John McCain have been longtime senate associates, even working in concert on deals including pushing amnesty and restricting Second Amendment rights. McCain became the Republican Reid trusts more than any other according to Politico, which headlined this 2013 article “Reid’s favorite Republican: McCain.”
“We have a long history,” McCain was quoted as saying of his relationship with Reid. “We have had our clashes and our words that we wish we hadn’t [said] about each other. But there’s a bond that’s very deep and long between us.”
Now it appears that “bond” has been irretrievably broken. In a desperate plea for campaign contributions, McCain, calls us “friends,” and claims his good buddy Harry Reid, whom he now refers to as “Nevada’s least favorite son,” and “his liberal cronies” are working to support McCain’s Democrat opponent. McCain, who conveniently forgets to mention his exceptional primary challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, whines, “I need your immediate help to fight back.”
“But,” McCain wheedles, “he doesn’t know that I have a secret weapon: YOU.” It is with our support McCain claims he will win reelection and stay fighting for our “shared conservative values in Washington.”
Few Arizona Republicans share values with John McCain. In fact, he has spent his decades in Washington working against conservative values, which is why he was censured by elected Arizona Republican leaders. Senate terms are six long years. John McCain will be 80 by Election Day. You do the math.
Arizonans can do better.
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.
- WENT MISSING: Oddly used in news reports to describe someone who has disappeared. FELL ILL is similarly strange.
- 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.
- REALTOR®: This is the correct spelling of the trademarked word. It does not have an “I” between the “L” and “T.”
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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?
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.