Exceptional exposé of agenda-driven public/government schools

October 24, 2021

Columbia University Law Professor Philip Hamburger has written a stellar assessment of America’s public school system, titled “Is the Public School System Constitutional?” It was posted as a commentary in the Wall Street Journal.

His summery includes these words: “Education consists mostly in speech, and parents have a right under the First Amendment to exercise authority over what their children hear.”

The WSJ requires a subscription, so the link may not work. Tap “Read Article” in the WSJ’s pop-up box. It’s important reading. If the first paragraph link doesn’t work, SRAZ located the commentary on the Fry Electronics site, which advertises itself as “an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media.” The paragraphs are oddly spaced, but the content remains. One way or another, this is a must read.

Law firm’s cheery farewell to do-nothing Rodney Glassman

October 6, 2021

Fake conservative, pro-abortion Glassman is no Reagan or Trump

On its website, Beus Gilbert McGroder law firm refers to itself as “a boutique law firm concentrating on high stakes litigation, real estate, zoning law, and catastrophic personal injury…demonstrating a relentless commitment to represent our clients’ interests.”

The listing of lawyers is impressive but also notable for one stand-alone designation. With the exception of the Founders, all 23 other attorneys are listed as members or associates. The sole exclusion is perpetually losing candidate Rodney Glassman, who is designated as “of counsel.” The term is a loose one, frequently used to designate casual relationships with firms.

We raise this issue due to the fact that founder Paul E. Gilbert has sent out a effusive and glowing mass email stating what a loss it will be to the firm to have Glassman pursue a race for Arizona Attorney General.

Gilbert, it is rumored, hired Glassman after his Fresno-based, wealthy agribusiness parents paid handsomely to have their son find a respectable landing spot from which to launch yet another campaign for which he is ill-prepared. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is the largest law office in the state, with over 400 attorneys and 1,000 employees. Being Attorney General is an enormous responsibility representing government agencies as well as overseeing the Solicitor General’s Office, Child and Family Protection Division, Criminal and Civil Litigation Divisions and State Government Division. In addition to the Phoenix office there are also offices in Prescott and Tucson. Heading this office is not the place for a novice.

As contrived, Glassman responded to Paul Gilbert’s email with a pompous thank you, and a video in which he claims, “Like Presidents Trump and Reagan, I have experienced a political awakening to conservative thinking.” This is an odd claim since he gladly accepted Planned Parenthood’s endorsement just last year. He was also happy to take the UFCW Union endorsement.  Scroll through the union’s homepage to see his smiling picture alongside other democrats.

Glassman is a fraud, who is desperate to win after repeatedly losing every office he has ever run for except a Tucson City council seat, from which he resigned mid-way through the term.

No doubt the firm is weighted down by the egocentric, chronic political aspirant who has nothing to recommend him other than a burning desire to attain an office…any office. Paul Gilbert is likely all too happy to cheer Glassman — who hosts political soirees in the firm’s grand conference room — out the door, and make room for a lawyer who will actually work.

Acquaint yourself with Rodney Glassman. It’s critically important. SRAZ has been exposing the deceitful poser for years: We’ve posted these links previously, due to their level of importance:

March 16, 2018: Opportunist ex-Dem Glassman now GOP Corp. Com. candidate

July 15, 2018: Obvious cracks in AZ Corp. Com. candidate Glassman

July 1, 2020: Dem opportunist Rodney Glassman now a “conservative”

July 16, 2020: Lifelong “leopard” Glassman deviously changes his Dem spots

July 27, 2020: Planned Parenthood endorsed “conservative” Rodney Glassman

Sept. 7, 2021: Is political changeling Rodney Glassman seeking another job

Oct. 1, 2021: Rodney Glassman returns: Lacking expertise, absurdly announces for AZ AG

Rodney Glassman returns: Lacking expertise, absurdly announces for AZ AG

October 1, 2021

Party-switching dem preposterously compares himself to Presidents Reagan, Trump

In the movie Batman Returns, a character named The Penguin is described as a sewer-dwelling super villain intent on terrorizing the city. In Arizona politics there is a character named Rodney Glassman who has zero ability to strike fear in his many opponents, and is more aptly compared to the Energizer Bunny, the logo for Energizer batteries.

Glassman just keeps running and running. The leftist who cut his political teeth working as a D.C. staffer for radical U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, desperately desires political office. He has run for many and lost all but one, a Tucson City Council seat, from which he resigned before finishing his first term. Commitment takes a decidedly back seat to trying to grasp any political ring. Although Glassman suddenly has embraced the term “conservative” (slippery campaign ad) and now claims to be pro-life, he welcomed an endorsement from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider just last year. He has run for every conceivable office including U.S. Senate, though his candidacy for democrat state chairman was the most telling. Had he won that position, unprincipled Rodney Glassman would have set policy for dems up and down the ballot to undercut Republican office holders and candidates.

Glassman is the only lawyer at the Beus Gilbert McGroder law firm to be listed with the iffy term “of counsel.” All of the others are partners, associates or members.

The Phoenix New Times revealed Glassman’s appalling lack of judgment in this report, Rodney Glassman raising cash for official who could vote to appoint him Assessor.

These are previous posts SRAZ has devoted to exposing conniving Glassman:

March 16, 2018:  Opportunist ex-Dem Glassman now GOP Corp. Com. candidate

July 15, 2018: Obvious cracks in AZ Corp. Com. candidate Glassman (Includes links to 2 exposés printed in other publications…one of which reveals Glassman‘s plagiarizing his college dissertation.) 

July 1, 2020:  Dem opportunist Rodney Glassman now a “conservative”

July 16, 2020: Lifelong “leopard” Glassman deviously changes his dem spots

July 27, 2020: Planned Parenthood endorsed “conservative” Rodney Glassman

Sept. 7, 2020:  Is political changeling Rodney Glassman seeking another job? 

SRAZ apologizes for the abundance of links, but Glassman’s renewed candidacy, now posing as a pro-life conservative, is too important to leave to chance. Knowledge is power.

Maricopa County’s election audit results do not instill confidence

September 25, 2021

While the results of the Maricopa County election audit appear to confirm the election results, numerous other questions regarding the 2.1 million ballots, were raised by Senate President Karen Fann.

Sen. Fann sent this letter* to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich specifically detailing areas of concern in the current voting process and requesting a formal investigation. Brnovich, however, is in campaign mode, eyeing a U.S. Senate seat, making it a certainty Sen. Fann’s concerns will go nowhere fast. He previously incurred the wrath of former President Trump, who called his tepid efforts, “lackluster.” That sentiment will come back to haunt Brnovich, who will need Republican support to put wheels on his campaign. Brnovich’s Rasputin-like beard will turn white before that will happen in a crowded field.

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel isn’t a viable backup. She’s been in local and out-of-state drug and alcohol treatment facilities since election night Nov. 3, 2020, spending more time out of the office than in it. Claiming she also suffers for stress and anxiety, she asks we respect her privacy. That would be easier to do if she resigned and let the chief deputy assume the responsibilities of the office in the fourth most populous county in the nation, which is also a border state with the accompanying criminality.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors have been outed by Steve Chucri one of their own members, who has now announced his impending November resignation, after being caught on a surreptitious tape saying, “I think it was done through dead people voting. I think it was multifaceted.”

When allegations of tens of thousands of ballots cast illegally, including multiple precincts having more votes counted than residents, someone in a position of authority should have had the ability or interest in promoting integrity in the basis of our republic. What we have are self-serving politicians, too many of whom are unable to function in the jobs they arrogantly ran for. The only election they care about is their own.

The Gateway Pundit has been the reliable source for information on the audit. In this report it lists the numerous discrepancies found in the audit. Those seeking truth will never find a shred of it in the failing, Hillary-endorsing local newspaper.

* H/T AZ Family

MC Attorney Allister Adel finally admits truth, seeks treatment

September 13, 2021

Takes another leave from job

This September 10, 2021 statement from Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel leaves unanswered more questions than it answers. Her career has been so iffy, it’s uncertain how long the statement will remain available.

A similar message was sent to the staff at the County Attorney’s office:

Dear MCAO Family,

The work we do at this office is hard and I am not immune to its effects. Below is a statement that will be released to the press today but I wanted to personally share the message about my recent struggles. Seeking professional help to deal with stress and anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of. Those who are suffering in silence should be able to ask for help. As a society, we must talk about it.

As County Attorney, I have focused this office on implementing programs and policies to assist those in the criminal justice system suffering from substance abuse disorder. I have revised plea policies to reflect a treatment-first approach. I have championed a home detention program for individuals facing misdemeanor DUIs. We have created and implemented a robust diversion program grounded in evidence-based treatment and eliminated financial barriers previously associated with this opportunity.

Stress and anxiety do not discriminate based on age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status.  I am fortunate to have access to resources and a supportive network of friends and family to help me address my issues. I encourage those in this office who may be struggling with similar issues to reach out to supervisors or take advantage of the resources afforded to us as county employees. You are not alone.

Thank you for your patience as I navigate this path.


Allister Adel

Maricopa County Attorney

In a much heralded election as the county’s first female county attorney, Adel was originally appointed to the position Oct. 3, 2019 by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors when then-current County Attorney Bill Montgomery was named to the newly expanded AZ Supreme Court by Gov. Doug Ducey in a head scratching, uncalled-for action. Ducey put two new justices in place, neither of whom have applicable trial court experience, since one came from a libertarian “think tank” and the other from an elected executive position.

Allister Adel, the mother of two young sons, generated sympathy on election night Nov. 3, 2020 when she was hospitalized for a “brain bleed” said to be caused by a fall. Initially she said she had a blood clotting disorder, which was false, although alcohol does thin the blood. Excessive amounts thin it even more. Her duplicity was perpetrated by the leftwing Arizona Republic which had disdain for what it referred to as, “Bill Montgomery’s hard-line administration.”

The prosecutor’s office ran without its newly elected administrator as she recovered. No reason for the fall was given.  Now we have a more accurate idea of what caused her instability. Falling off a step stool doesn’t require residential treatment.

Adel, who campaigned as a conservative rightly caught flak for dismissing charges against violent anti-police rioters, who broke windows and looted Scottsdale Fashion Mall, threw cement blocks at officers, damaged police vehicles, set fires in the showroom of the adjacent Mercedes dealership and then attempted to destroy the Phoenix Police Department and downtown businesses. The thugs used the death of repeatedly incarcerated George Floyd 1700 miles away in Minneapolis, to assault Phoenix police, and faced numerous charges including aggravated assault on officers, criminal damage, unlawful assembly, rioting, resisting arrest and obstructing a roadway. 

Protests against the police have not been isolated incidents and nationally efforts to defund the police have gained momentum, resulting in officers resigning and crime rates rising. Yet these are the people Maricopa County Attorney Adel regards as worthy of having their charges dropped. Violent rioters do not respond to weakness. It emboldens them. Allister Adel’s focus was not on prosecution of criminals, but on “diversity and inclusion.” SRAZ ended that post with these words: “She should not have been identified by her plumbing, but by her leftward bent.”

The left perverts forgiveness, compromises the law

August 28, 2021

Only credentialed psychoanalysts are qualified to analyze what propels certain thoughts or actions. But as observers, it’s difficult to comprehend what would motivate two of Robert Kennedy’s 11 children, one a toddler at the time of his father’s 1968 assassination, to tearfully plead with a California parole board to grant freedom to their father’s assassin, Sirhan Sirhan. Ethyl Kennedy, their mother was pregnant when her husband was gunned down. Another brother, ironically bearing his father’s name, also pled for the release of his father’s murderer. He was 14 when his father was slaughtered and became a drug addict. Despite their fame and wealth, the family was plagued with problems.* Another son died of an overdose.

Douglas Kennedy, the toddler at the time of his father’s murder addressed Sirhan Sirhan with these words:

“I’m overwhelmed just by being able to view Mr. Sirhan face to face. I think I’ve lived my life both in fear of him or his name in one way or another. I am grateful today to see him as a human being worthy of compassion and love.”

Robert Kennedy, Jr. wrote a letter to the board, “Strongly encouraging Mr. Sirhan’s release because of his impressive record of rehabilitation.”

The point of a life sentence is to keep violent offenders from recidivism. Robert Kennedy, Jr. is an environmental lawyer, clearly not familiar with criminal law.

At the time of his murder, New York U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy was a democrat presidential candidate who had just delivered a victory speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning his party’s California primary. President John F. Kennedy, his brother, was assassinated while in office in 1962.

Prosecutors could not oppose “Mr” Sirhan‘s release under a policy imposed by radical leftist Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, who sides with criminals over law abiding citizens.

*H/T New York Post

SCOTUS orders Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy reinstated

August 25, 2021

Court deals major blow to open borders Biden administration

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Biden administration’s motion for a reprieve from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, requiring it to reinstate President Trump’s policy known as “Remain in Mexico.”  Illegal aliens must stay in Mexico while they await a hearing in U.S. immigration court. The court’s three leftist justices — Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor — made clear they would have granted Biden’s handler’s request and ignored the district court’s order.

The high court’s decision means the Biden administration must enforce the policy “in good faith,” though the open border policy it oversees makes it difficult to trust they will comply with the decree without stringent oversight. Those surrogates with the agenda will be calling the shots, as Biden is known to mumble incoherently and wander off-stage.

Though the AP mischaracterizes the illegal invaders as “migrants,” and the lawsuits filed by the governors of Texas and Missouri, as “seeking to reinstate some of the hard-line anti-immigration policies of the Trump administration,” be aware that is blatant editorializing in what is supposed to be a news report. 

These are times unlike others. We are not only dealing with a deadly global epidemic. Thanks to Biden’s surrogates’ miscalculations, the reenergized Taliban Muslim extremists are now armed with our artillery and are preventing Americans and our Afghan allies from getting to the airport in Kabul. In these perilous times, we have a duty and an obligation to know who is entering our country.

The left is unable to be reliable stewards of our nation. Even as we searched for the press release containing the statement in which the Department of Homeland Security said it regrets that the high court declined to issue a stay, and that the department said it would continue to challenge the district court’s order, we found nothing. Not a single sentence relating to the issue. News about the flag-raising ceremony to fly the Progress Flag at the Department of State’s Harry S Truman Building, was given prominence. Former President Truman must be spinning in his grave. This is not his democrat party.

But never fear. The American Civil Liberties Union called on the Biden administration to present a fuller rationale for ending ‘Remain in Mexico’ that could withstand court scrutiny. They’ll listen to them with a keener ear than any citizen group.

Cuban-born Alejandro Mayorkas, the Biden administration’s Director of the Department of Homeland Security, has an open border agenda and suspended the program on Inauguration Day, fully revoking it in June.

The Supreme Court wisely ruled in the best interests of the United States.

No jab, no food? Freedom dedicated France spirals out of control

August 24, 2021

Starvation of French citizens is drastic tool to compel acquiesce

France is imposing a dire state of affairs as illustrated on WND. Protesters have taken to the streets in the nation which so valued liberty that in 1885 it gifted America the glorious Statue of Liberty that stood as a beacon to legal immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in New York Harbor. For nearly 140 years, it has remained a symbol of freedom and friendship.

Previously a monarchy overthrown in the French Revolution the elites had ruled the peasants. Now freedom takes a back seat again as French President Emmanuel Macron, employing drastic measures, withholds basic necessities from those French citizens exercising their rights in refusing to subject themselves or their children to the Covid vaccine.

France has placed untenable restrictions on its citizens denying them vital fundamentals unless they fall in line allowing themselves to be injected with a vaccine against their will. The mandate will apply to everyone 12 and older beginning Sept. 30, 2021.

Tourists must also present a “health pass” or be denied the freedom to travel by public transportation, stay in hotels, eat in restaurants, attend sporting events or visit popular tourist locations, including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower or Versailles. 

RINOcrat, egotist Recorder Stephen Richer “dost protest too much”

August 20, 2021

After receiving a gargantuan 38-page emailed “letter” from problem-plagued Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, the legendary quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet rings all too true as it epitomizes insincere overacting.

Stephen Richer, the novice politician who appeared to have a bright future within the Arizona Republican Party irreparably damaged himself with his insulting invectives hurled at President Donald Trump, referring to him as a “liar“ and “unhinged.”  Make no mistake; he was also aiming his wrath at loyal Trump supporters. His tirade rated a front page headline accompanying an oversize photo, unmistakably displaying his value to the leftwing local newspaper. The Maricopa County election audit, which he regards with contempt, has been emulated by other jurisdictions nationally, a fact ignored by Richer.

While Donald Trump can’t vote against Richer, Maricopa County conservatives can, which is why he is trying to inveigle himself back into the GOP camp.

Unable to make a point, the lawyer who should be better trained to clearly state his case, instead sent out a self-serving missive to GOP activists, bearing the lengthy title, “Dear Arizona Republicans: Let‘s do this right.  Let‘s build confidence. Let‘s move forward”  Yet, digging in his heels, he included this gem, “I stand by everything I’ve said over the past three months.”

We are not including the link, though Richer appears to have sent it out to the immediate world. If you didn’t receive it, it’s likely your dog did.

It’s doubtful many will be inclined to spend time reading much more than the cover letter, since 38-pages is a bizarre contrivance. Most of us have better ways to spend our time, although it’s clear Richer is more driven by egocentric urgency.

SRAZ previously wrote, “If Richer runs for any political office in the future, it should be as the democrat he has shown himself to be…It will be a rare display of honesty.”

We stand by that vantage point.

Although Republicans rejoiced when Richer trounced single-term democrat Adrian Fontes, his election was hardly a runaway. Richer defeated Fontes by a razor-thin 50.1% to 49.8%. In the primary he defeated perpetually losing candidate Clair Van Steenwyk (known as “Van the Radio Man”) by a 15% margin, which should have been far greater. Richer’s current term ends January 2025. If he dares run again, he needs a reputable GOP primary challenger. It’s critically important.

AZ TV-3 puts wokeness on display with “products of conception”

August 13, 2021

Although Phoenix’ TV 3 News goes by the warm identifier, “Arizona’s Family,” it appears to have forgotten what the term “family” signifies.

A recent news report carried this bizarre headline: “Police find products of conception in Mesa park.”

“Products of conception”? No doubt they are referring to a life that was snuffed out. A pre-born human baby. The report noted that “officers responded to Ranch West Park for a report of an unknown presence in a bag in the park. When officers arrived on the scene, they found tissues that developed from a pregnancy.”

Tissues that developed from a pregnancy?  See them here in the first weeks. A baby’s heartbeat can be detected as early as 16 days after conception, before a mother even realizes she is pregnant.

The casual disregard for the sanctity of human life was launched by the notorious Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court 7-2 decision, which inexplicably found the previously unheard of “right to privacy” in the U.S. Constitution. Prior to his appointment to the court, Justice William Rehnquist practiced law in Phoenix. He was later appointed Chief Justice by Pres. Ronald Reagan and confirmed by this 65-33 vote). On Jan. 22, 1973, Justice Rehnquist wrote the dissenting opinion in the ruling legalizing abortion. He was joined by Justice Byron White. The rest of the nine men supported pre-birth infanticide.

The language of  “Wokespeak” is defined here by Prof. Victor Davis Hanson, Ph.D, who makes us all smarter…though few of us will ever attain the pinnacle upon which he stands. It should be required reading for the folks at the local news station who so facilely manipulate the English language.