McCain hosts Sedona shindig: Your invitation is in the mail

April 23, 2015

Well, not actually.

Although John McCain wants your money and your vote, he doesn’t want YOU. According to the website, “registration for this invitation-only, closed-press event is full.”

These are the high-profile folks you could have mingled with at the third annual weekend conference, if only you had made the cut. As you nose around the site, be sure to take a gander at the high dollar donor list, with categories ranging from “$100,000 and above” down to a paltry “$24,999 and under.” The McCain Presidential Campaign and Bloomberg Philanthropies are among the eye catchers, but San Francisco-based Democrat donors Lisa and Greg Wendt, should ring a bell or two. As FrontPage magazine reports, under the guise of the benign sounding “Arizona Grassroots Action PAC,” the longtime McCain contributors helped raise nearly $300,000 to oust elected conservative committeemen —- the backbone activists of the AZ GOP —- who voted in a stinging rebuke to censure McCain in 2014. Colorado businessman Gregory Maffei and the Wendt’s wrote the PAC’s largest checks.

 Leftist Democrats are integral to McCain’s programs. Last year, Hillary Clinton, who McCain has referred to as a “rock star,” was featured.  Past speakers besides Clinton, have included “Vice President Joe Biden, Actor/Director Ben Affleck, CEO’s from major corporations and Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers, experts and civil society leaders from around the world.” This year even Actress/Cougar Demi Moore who co-founded a group fighting sexual exploitation of children, will be in attendance.

While National Security is prominently featured on McCain’s Sedona Forum agenda, not a word is mentioned about border security or the fact that besides not having a clue who is entering our country, we are losing our national identity as reported Wednesday by the Washington Examiner. The newspaper points to recent U.S. Census figures that indicate a record 51 million immigrants in 8 years will account for 82% of U.S. growth. The Center for Immigration Studies analyzed the statistics and concluded that by 2023, one in seven U.S. residents will be an immigrant, rising to one in five by 2060 when the legal and illegal immigrant population is expected to total 78 million and minorities will be the majority.

Staring 80 in the eye, the egotistical and mean-spirited McCain is running for yet another six-year-term. We have a choice. Get onboard.


Jeb Bush runs from his ethnicity to run

April 7, 2015

Phony Jeb caught forging heritage to win Hispanic votes

As he gears up to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Jeb Bush resigned from all of his corporate and non-profit board member positions. He has reportedly been working with a personal trainer, dropping pounds before making his announcement.

But weight isn’t all he’s dropped. His ethnicity is apparently as big a burden as his formerly bulging belly.

Though Jeb Bush speaks Spanish fluently, has a Mexican-born wife, lived in Venezuela for two years, and is a Catholic convert —- he is not Hispanic. Ethnicity is not an interchangeable commodity, but he is apparently so deeply enmeshed in Hispanic culture, he forgot his parents George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush are both bona fide blue-blooded WASPs. Barbara’s ancestors include an early colonist and Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States.

The New York Times obtained Jeb Bush’s 2009 Florida voter registration form that shows he marked ‘Hispanic’ in the field labeled “race/ethnicity.”

Bush received 61 percent of the Hispanic vote in 1998 when he became governor of Florida and nearly as many when he ran for re-election in 2002. But as a pro-amnesty candidate who also supports Common Core, Bush will not appeal to conservatives regardless of what ethnicity he selects on any given day.

In 2012, Democrat Elizabeth Warren ran for a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts professing to be a Native American —- using recipes copied from the Pow Wow Chow Cookbook in an attempt to substantiate her claim. The easily duped liberals of Massachusetts apparently didn’t care. They elected her anyway.

Will Republicans be as gullible?


Education or divisive, anti-American indoctrination in TUSD?

March 7, 2015

Tucson Unified School District and AZ SPI Diane Douglas form odd alliance

The Arizona Daily Independent recently ran this cogent report, “Douglas finds TUSD Ethnic Studies class in compliance.” Posted midweek, it began with this well-turned phrase, acknowledging waning support and unusual alliances:

“Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas found Tucson Unified School District’s Ethnics Studies Culturally Relevant classes to be in compliance of Arizona law. The Superintendent, who is trying to avoid a recall, hastily called a press conference to announce her decision.”

Diane Douglas ran for state Superintendent of Public Instruction and was elected as a grassroots conservative candidate based on her unwavering opposition to the federal mandates under- girding the Common Core curriculum and support for local control of public schools. Now those issues have fallen by the wayside as she works hand-in-glove with TUSD Superintendent Heliodoro Torres “H.T.” Sanchez to implement the anti-American,  La Razaendorsed ethnic-studies programs.

The ADI report concludes:  

“After several missteps, it is widely believed that Superintendent Douglas is making strictly politically motivated decisions to avoid a possible recall effort.”

In January, after barely two weeks in office, Douglas disappointingly exhibited a startling new position on the separatist studies. In a statement released following her initial meeting with Sanchez she indicated she is not, in fact, opposed to ethnic studies. Douglas hit a low note with this conclusion, “It is important to correct the misunderstanding that the Arizona Department of Education is opposed to ethnic studies. If any child educated in Arizona is not exposed to the suffering, trials and triumphs of all ethnic groups who have contributed to our state’s rich cultural mix, then we are failing to teach accurate history.”

Seeing Red AZ has been following the TUSD’s ethnic studies program since 2008. A sampling of the reports can be found following this post, “Diane Douglas disappointingly parses ethnic studies.”

In January 2011 even the leftist AZ Republic editorially lambasted the TUSD’s ethnic studies duplicity as “bogus.”  The editorial rightfully referred to the data used to buttress the claims “repeated constantly by [the program’s] defenders that students perform better academically as a result of taking ethnic studies classes and that they go on to college more often” –— “academically unsupportable.” Further the newspaper states that officials who make such claims “are acting irresponsibly in doing so.” The editorial goes so far as to say the results “appear rigged.”

In the intervening years, the only thing that has changed is we now have an irresolute superintendent fearful of being ousted and eager to make any concessions to avoid that embarrassment.


Feds raid state political meeting, harass attendees

March 2, 2015

In what appears to be a wild display of overkill, federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Bryan, Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating their cell phones, iPads, laptops, and personal recording devices. No arrests were made.

The Republic of Texas, a separatist group, was holding one of its regular meetings at the local VFW Post with 60 attendees. There was nothing illicit taking place. Yet according to this account in My San Antonio, an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, Agents of the Texas District Attorney, the Texas Rangers and the FBI disrupted the meeting.

In the end, at least 20 officers corralled, searched and fingerprinted all 60 meeting attendees, before seizing their personal electronic devices in the raid.

In this video, Gov. Rick Perry says, “Texans know best how to govern Texas” as he commended the efforts of the 2009 legislature in introducing HCR 50, affirming that Texas claims sovereignty under the 10th Amendment. 

Seeing Red AZ is not advocating in favor of secession. But it’s a good bet that many regular readers of this site have attended countless political meetings of various stripes and cringe at the thought of being subjected to such tactics for exercising their constitutional rights.

Read more about the underpinnings of the raid here.


Why not “Americans”?

February 1, 2015

“Default” white designation may become MENA?

The federal government is working on another way to further divide Americans. The U.S. Census Bureau is weighing the advisability of implementing a new classification to specifically designate another ethnic division. The acronym MENA would identify those of Middle Eastern and North African descent —- the majority of whom are Arab-Americans.

According to this report in U. S, News and World Report, these Americans “have previously been classified by default as white.”

The census is constitutionally ordered for the express purpose of enumeration for congressional representation. Article I, section II directs that the population be enumerated at least once every ten years and the resulting counts used to set the number of members in the House of Representatives from each state, and, by extension, in the Electoral College. 

In addition to enumerating the population, there is now intrusive data collection. Besides asking how many toilets you have in your home, the relationship of the residents, religion practiced and languages spoken, census data uses ethnicity to determine the configuration of race-based congressional districts, such as Arizona CD 3 and CD 7. Additionally there is $400 billion in federal aid programs and enforcement of civil rights laws to maintain these contrived districts.

A question about Hispanic origin, currently the only ethnic category, has been incorporated into the survey since 1980, though the census form instructs respondents that Hispanic is not a race.

CNN reports that during the 2010 census, some Arab-and-Iranian activists launched a campaign that urged people to check “some other race” on the form and write in their ancestry. The campaign’s slogan was: “Check it right; you ain’t white!

This trend toward ethnic-based separation rather than unity as Americans is troubling. “Balkanization” describes the destructive process of fragmentation of formerly united regions into smaller regions or states that are often hostile toward one another. 

“E Pluribus Unum” was the motto proposed for the first Great Seal of the United States by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson in 1776. The Latin phrase translates to, “One from many.” That’s who we are.


Same-sex issues: A confusing religious smorgasbord

January 28, 2015

Faith-based courage retreats as political correctness takes major leap 

On Tuesday the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints loosened the reins on teachings about homosexuality via this rare news conference in which church leaders called for a “fairness for all” approach “that balances religious freedom protections with reasonable safeguards for LGBT people — specifically in areas of housing, employment and public transportation.”

Couching this change of attitude as an issue of “housing, employment and public transportation,” and glib use of the acronym LGBT, appears to be acceptance of the camel’s nose under the tent, since these issues were already addressed in 2009 as the LDS Church endorsed two Salt Lake City ordinances barring housing and job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Nearly 20 Utah cities and counties have passed similar ordinances.

This Salt Lake City Tribune report contains information on pending legislation to protect religious individuals’ ability to refuse to marry same-sex couples, but even the sponsor is unsure it will pass.

In July 2013, it was Pope Francis who uttered the stunning words, “Who am I to judge?” when speaking with reporters about homosexuality within the Catholic Church.

In the words of the Catechism, the Church teaches that homosexuals “must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity” and that “every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.” But the Catechism also describes a “homosexual inclination” as “objectively disordered” and homosexual acts as “intrinsically disordered,” because sexuality is “an integral part of the love by which a man and a woman commit themselves totally to one another until death.”

Biblical teachings have remained consistently clear on the topic of homosexuality. Leviticus 20:13 leaves no doubt that homosexual relations are against God’s law. In Romans 1:24 Paul preached to the Romans that homosexual behavior was sinful.

The Bible is a sacred book of scripture that serves as an important pillar of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

As overreaching courts have legitimized same-sex marriages in dozens of states, including those with large Mormon populations such as Arizona, Idaho, Nevada and Utah, a growing number of churchgoers have pushed the conservative church to become more accepting of homosexual members —- a considerably altered  position since the church’s involvement as one of the leading forces behind California’s 2008 ballot measure  known as Proposition 8, prohibiting such unions.

This Dec. 2012 Pew Research Center report provides an overview of the official positions on same-sex marriage held by 16 religious groups in the U.S.


Obama won’t identify terrorists; Egypt’s Pres. speaks truth

January 10, 2015

Even as Barack Obama condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris, he fails to mention the obvious, that the perpetrators are Islamists peddling a radical ideology — a fundamental component of which is global jihad.

The number of Muslims living in France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and other European nations is projected to hit 50 million in 2020 — a 72 percent increase from just 30 years ago. Many are unassimilated, living in completely segregated zones, with their own cultural and legal system displacing those of the nations to which they have immigrated.

It was just months ago, Obama touted the “Yemen model,” as a success story for a U.S. policy targeting terrorists.  He was wrong, of course. The murderous Kouachi brothers, who stunned the world with their bloody carnage of “blasphemous” Parisian cartoonists who dared to depict Mohammad, were born in France to Yemeni parents. The brothers returned to Yemen for militarized commando training. They shouted, “We have avenged the prophet!” and “Allahu Akbar!” (Allah is great), as they stormed the offices in a blaze of gunfire.

Although Obama has steadfastly resisted stating that America is at war against Islamic terrorism, the American public holds a vastly different view. A massive 81-percent majority expects the Islamic extremist group ISIS to attempt a U.S. attack in the near future, including 48 percent who think it is “very” likely, according to this FOX News Poll released last month.

Security experts say an Internet-driven, extensive rage against the freedoms of Western society can spark an attack at any time as we’ve seen all too often —- especially driven home on September 11, 2001, with the Fort Hood massacre and vile beheadings of Americans.

In order to win the war on terror, we first have to be clear that we’re in a war, and second, identify who it is we’re fighting. The Obama administration shows little will to declare the enemy. Though it goes by various names —- al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas (an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood), Hezbollah, Islamic State, and Tailban —- their aim of Islamic global domination is the same. Their sadistic barbarism, in coordination with a corrupt concept of religion and politics must unmistakably be called out.

Leading the way, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivered a dose of truth and hard-hitting reality concerning the Islamic world’s relationship to the rest of the world —- a dose of reality very few Western leaders dare think, let alone proclaim.

“It’s inconceivable,” he said, “that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible!”  The two-minute video, with English captions is worth your time.

 


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