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


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


AZ GOP State Sen. Paul Boyer surrenders to Dems

February 9, 2021

Political contortionist lacks core beliefs

It’s not everyday we see a career politician wave a white flag at the opposing party, (video seen below) but that’s what took place Monday at the Arizona State Senate. At issue is a declaration holding the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt for failure to adhere to a subpoena challenging the November presidential election results in which irregularities were witnessed with the problematic Dominion voting machines. Maricopa County GOP chair Rae Chornenky resigned in the wake of failing to certify the voting machines. Arizonans were not alone in their distrust. Following the election, Rasmussen Reports polling cited 47% who thought fraud was likely.

Paul Boyer was the lone Republican among 16 who voted against holding the AZ Board of Supervisors accountable. His bizarre quote is, “Make no mistake today’s vote merely provides a little bit more time to work together charitably and actively as friends.”

If Boyer thinks Republicans have democrat colleagues with whom he can he rely on as “charitable friends,” he must believe in the tooth fairy.

Although his photo, committee assignments and office phone number are shown on the senate website, there is no biographical information for Boyer, who is termed out in two years. You might want to call his office and express your dissatisfaction with his foolish vote that frustrated Senate President Karen Fann and bewildered Republicans.

The brief text of SR1005 can be read here. No doubt Boyer’s angling for a much more lucrative future lobbying gig. State legislators are paid $24,000 a year and haven’t had a pay increase since 2000. For mental midgets such as Boyer caving to his democrat “friends,” even that paltry sum is too much.

* H/T Channel 3TV & CBS 5AZ video


AZ GOP senators proceed with 2020 election audit

January 30, 2021

Arizonans looking for fact-based information regarding contentious issues in our state know the radically leftist, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic is not the place to find it. The newspaper dramatically lost subscribers in the wake of the blowback from the 2016 endorsement. They have not returned.

A reliable source is The Gateway Pundit. This Jan. 29, 2021 post,HUGE NEWS! Arizona State Senate Hires Its Own Independent, Qualified, Forensic, Auditing Firm to Analyze 2020 Results,” exemplifies in-depth information that is either never seen or discredited by the far-left local newspaper that has actually threatened its few remaining Republican subscribers.

The Gateway Pundit report includes a comprehensive press release from Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann (R-LD 1) that is definitely worth your time.

Arizona Republicans don’t buckle under hard left partisan pressure. We seek the truth…a scarce commodity at the local newspaper, which has fallen on well-deserved hard times.


AZ Gov. Ducey alters history, Columbus kicked to the curb

September 28, 2020

If you thought October 12th, was Columbus Day you are mistaken. So were your teachers and the calendar makers who mark that day specifically as the one set aside to honor Italian explorer Christopher Columbus “who sailed the ocean blue in 1492,” from Spain to the New World. He traveled in a time when the world was thought to be flat, making his three-ship voyage all the more courageous.

We now live in a time when those we regarded as worthy of memorials are defamed. Statues of Columbus, along with our nation’s founders and presidents, including President Grant who led the Northern Army to victory during our Civil War fought to end slavery, have been defaced and toppled by historically ignorant mobs. They have vandalized, looted and burned large swaths of American cities while violently targeting police officers who they want to defund and displace.

Arizona’s lame duck Governor Doug Ducey has executed a novel plan as he falls prey to the counter culture rebels, issuing this proclamation rife with “Whereases” declaring October 12th Indigenous Peoples’ Day. He says it won’t replace Columbus Day, but the odds are good it eventually will.

State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai (D-LD7) is more honest, declaring she’s been working since 2013 to get a bill passed that would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in Arizona, but she was always met with negativity, told it would never happen.

The local newspaper quotes Peshlakai as saying she hopes to “make Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples Day and maybe make June 2nd Native American Civil Rights Day.” She successfully got a bill passed recognizing Native American Day on June 2, 2018, but that wasn’t good enough. “It was really a hollow victory,” she groused, “June 2nd in the hottest state as a day to celebrate Native people? It was more of a slap in the face.”

Her most recent bill SB1026 received zero votes in both the Government and Rules committees, but that didn’t deter Ducey who acted despite its monumental failure.

Ducey’s proclamation appears to be a means of generating tribal votes. He and his wife recently sold their 11,400-square-foot Paradise Valley gated, golf course, mansion on a two-acre lot, including a separate 1,200-square-foot guesthouse for almost $9 million. Is he looking at relocating to Washington DC…and, if so, in what capacity?

Tutored in politics by John McCain, Ducey is every bit as self-serving. Check out his suspect connections as he sits on the board of a group doing testing, and is an affiliate of a prospective Coronavirus vaccine maker, in a clear conflict of interest.


Tennessee boldly increases penalties for protest related crimes

August 23, 2020

GOP Gov. Bill Lee signs forceful bill following rioters setting fires inside and outside of courthouse

Following two-month, around-the-clock demonstrations immediately outside the state Capitol doors, the Tennessee legislature approved a bill that includes enhanced mandatory sentences for vandalism, rioting and assaulting first-responders.

House and Senate Bill 8005 requires that protesters charged with unauthorized camping, vandalism of state property, disrupting a meeting and certain other protest-related offenses be held for at least 12 hours without bond. Read the Bill Summary.

The new law, signed by Gov. Bill Lee states that those who illegally camp on state property would now face a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison, rather than a misdemeanor. Felony convictions in Tennessee result in the revocation of an individual’s voting rights.

The Senate passed the bill 26-5 on a party-line vote, with a single GOP member opposing it. The House approved the legislation 71-20.

 The law which will take effect on September 15 includes the following measures:

Creates a misdemeanor offense of assault against a first responder for spitting or throwing bodily fluids and felony offense of aggravated assault against a first responder for using a weapon or causing serious injury. The misdemeanor must be punished by a minimum of 30 days in jail and $5,000 fine, while the felony has a minimum mandatory sentence of 90 days and $15,000 fine;

Makes it a felony to trespass on the property of an elected official, law enforcement officer or judge with the intent to harass;

Requires vandals who deface state buildings or entrances to be charged with theft and ordered to pay restoration or cleaning expenses. Those charged with the offense a second time must pay a mandatory $5,000 fine;

Imposes a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days for a conviction of rioting and 45 days for aggravated rioting; 

Makes it a felony to block an emergency vehicle from accessing a street or highway while responding to an emergency call or from blocking an emergency exit door in a building if there is a threat to the health or safety of someone inside.

Tennessee’s response to anarchy-based lawlessness is appropriate and should serve as an example to other states.


All mail-in ballots: Dem’s strategy undermines election integrity

April 7, 2020

Coronavirus now being used to boost leftist scheme of all mail-in ballots

Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, has written a masterful exposé of the Democrat scheme to undermine our nation’s traditional election process. 

Make time to readDemocrats’ Coronavirus voting plan — this is the way to undermine democracy.” McDaniel zeros in on multiple examples of voter fraud that the scheme enables.

Those who still read the far-left Arizona Republic, which has continued to hemorrhage subscribers — even after their massive exodus following its blunderous 2016 presidential endorsement of Hillary Clinton — have witnessed all mail-in ballots take center stage, as the Coronavirus is manipulated to promote this major agenda issue.

In a now futile effort to save itself by virtue of a rare conservative op-ed, the newspaper provided space for Republican state Rep. Shawnna Bolick (LD 20) to respond with,All-mail voting would only compromise the integrity of elections.” The legislator is blandly identified in the by-line as an “opinion contributor.” She is a member of the House Elections Committee.

Within days of one another, radical columnist EJ Montini and former sob story queen, turned political henchman, Laurie Roberts, headlined their columns with nearly identically choreographed screeds, regurgitating the same agendized slop:

Montini: Arizona should go to all-mail balloting.

Roberts: Coronavirus shows need for all-mail vote this year.

Just prior to these deceptive pitches, an out-of-control former state legislator-turned-lobbyist declared on KAET’s ‘Horizon’ that Republican Gov. Ducey and GOP legislators “should be shot,” (video in link) if they don’t implement a statewide mail-in ballot plan. The reaction to this leftist’s brazen invitation to assassination was so swift, Chris Herstam is now unemployed.

This Dem dream scheme, taking full advantage of the current health crisis, is raw political sewage, repackaged as a benefit rather than a deceptive con that is less secure, ripe for ballot manipulation and an invitation to fraud.  Early ballots can be requested and those who desire them have long been able to be placed on the permanent early voting list. One is a choice. The other a Democrat-led mandate. 


Virus crisis not enough for Dem Chris Herstam: he advocates for assassination

March 21, 2020

Easily manipulated mail-in ballot scheme tops Dems agenda

Months prior to the Aug. 4, (Primary Election) and Nov. 3, (General), mail-in ballots are making the news. Chris Herstam, a onetime Republicrat, who ultimately ended his charade and re-registered as a Democrat, exemplifies the consequences of his brain turning to mush. In a recent appearance on left-leaning KAET “Horizon,” he advocated violence against Arizona state legislators and Gov.  Ducey, saying they “should be shot,” if they don’t implement a statewide mail-in ballot plan. Host Ted Simon didn’t bat an eye.

Herstam, 71, a former state representative, former member of the AZ Board of Regents, and former lobbyist, can now add another former to his résumé. His deplorable words supporting gun violence against elected officials, repeated on two separate occasions, have earned him the title of former columnist for the Arizona Mirror, where his unhinged, blatantly deceitful writings referred to President Trump as a “white nationalist.” Observing the swift negative effect of his assassination comments, he apologized, but it was too late. After initially being put on a one month leave, he’s been given his permanent walking papers.

Three deep blue states (Oregon, Washington, and Colorado) conduct their elections completely by mail. Herstam would like us to be among them. During his interchange with Ted Simons, Herstam went on to describe President Trump, using these words: “In my opinion, Trump is the most corrupt, the worst president in our history.” Again, Simon didn’t flinch.

Hans von Spakovsky, a Senior Legal Fellow and authority on election law at the Heritage Foundation wrote,Elections Exclusively by Mail: A Terrible Idea Whose Time Should Never Come.”

Although not recent, it remains pertinent in view of the Left’s push to implement the easily manipulated scheme of all mail-in ballots. We urge you to read this fact-filled and important article.

It’s the weekend and we’re all being asked to self quarantine. What better time to hone your arguments against the Dem’s favorite new issue.


AZ Gov. Ducey allows Mexican official to determine legal policy

February 22, 2020

Arizona citizens lose their vote in this duplicitous stunt

Friday’s SRAZ’s post,Slickster AZ Gov. Ducey halts sanctuary city ban,” generated a great deal of interest. But the follow-up will set your hair on fire.

One day later a report in the failing Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) shines a bright light on Ducey’s deceptive backtracking on SCR 1007, a two sentence proposition he previously asked House and Senate leaders to move forward. The logical proposal, enshrined as a constitutional amendment disallowed any county, city or town of this state to limit or restrict enforcement of state or federal immigration laws. A ballot measure, the intent was to put it to a vote of the citizens of Arizona.

Gov. Ducey doesn’t trust us with that task, though he allows our tax dollars to pay for countless benefits directed to illegal invaders, including but not limited to, health care, housing, food assistance, education — including in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. The criminal justice system is reeling under the weight of criminality.

The following is a brief excerpt from the newspaper’s coverage:

Jesus Seade Kuri, Mexico’s undersecretary for North America, said Friday he was pleased that Gov. Doug Ducey had decided to back off from his attempt to cement a sanctuary city ban in the Arizona Constitution.

Seade Kuri said he met with Ducey hours before the Governor’s Office announced late Thursday the effort was dead. Seade Kuri said he reminded Ducey and state lawmakers of the “importance of migrants to the development of Arizona…”

“We spoke of the closeness of the relationship and if that helped to move things in the right direction, I am very pleased.”

The newspaper’s offensive ethnicity-based reporting standard remains in place, ensuring the report was written by Daniel Gonzalez. Someone named Sean O’Grady would never be given this assignment. O’Grady would be relegated to writing about the deadly potato famine of the mid-1800s or the Irish Riverdance troupe.

Saturday morning’s multi-pronged coverage could best be described as deliriously ecstatic.  The front page headline screams, “GOP effort to prohibit sanctuary cities dead.” Columnist Laurie Roberts, formerly relegated to sob stories, now promoted to leftist disseminator of political distortions, has a column headlined, “Ducey drops sanctuary bill to avoid disaster.” She concludes her irrationally biased column with these words:

“For six weeks now, we’ve been told it was necessary to put a sanctuary city ban into the constitution in order to make it voter protected and beyond the ability of a future Legislature to repeal. Now suddenly … after seeing the impassioned response from Latinos (and perhaps remembering the fallout from SB 1070?) … we no longer need to put a sanctuary city ban on the ballot? Oh yeah, Republicans are running scared.”

Another report in the same edition is titled, “Analysts: Ducey’s attempt to put ‘sanctuary cities’ ban in state constitution a miscalculation.”

Take time today to read,DHS Acting Secretary warns Democrat-backed New Way Forward Act would ‘gut the rule of law.’”

Knowledge is power.


Slickster AZ Gov. Ducey halts sanctuary city ban

February 21, 2020

Why would Republican Gov. Doug Ducey merit praise from the Hillary-endorsing, viciously-anti-Trump, open-border-supporting Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) newspaper? According to its account, Ducey has had second thoughts about legislation constitutionally banning sanctuary cities in the state of Arizona. This sensible legislation had been requested by the McCain protégé, who suddenly disdains any controls on the illegal invasion.

The newspaper confirmed that Ducey, in an after business hours action, engaged in a “joint decision” (arm twisting?) with legislative leaders to shut down the resolution he’d asked GOP lawmakers to carry in both the state House and Senate.

Don’t bother looking for any mention of this surreptitious double-cross on his office website with numerous pages devoted to Executive Orders and News Releases. There is no explanatory governor’s letter. There’s not a word touting his change of heart on what should not be a contentious issue.

This is the simple, single sentence amendment, SCR 1007, intended to put the issue to a vote of Arizona’s citizens. Ducey, now serving his final term, doesn’t trust us. When those the newspaper describes as “migrant rights advocates” refer to anything that demands adherence to the law by their reliable pejorative “racist,” Ducey tucks his tail between his legs, develops amnesia, loses courage and surrenders.

Juxtapose Ducey’s bizarre decision against the fact that he stood on the stage beside President Trump at the colossal “Keep America Great” Phoenix rally and accepted the president’s accolades regarding securing the border.

Unlike the rest of us, the elitist Ducey’s don’t have to worry about locking their doors at night. They just sold their Paradise Valley mansion in a gated community abutting the Paradise Valley Country Club and golf course for a discounted $8,150,000. But even in their opulent surroundings the rule of law should still be relevant. Previously an ice cream tycoon, as governor, Ducey signs bills into law.

Doug McDucey’s current term ends on January 1, 2023. It will be intriguing to hear what his future plans entail. Our bet is a high level appointment where he won’t have to face the citizen voters he conveniently dismisses.