“Wilding” ain’t news, taking down Trump is

April 25, 2017

Arizona Republic’s pathetic* attempt to reverse its death spiral

The Arizona Republic newspaper has long been known as the Periódico de la República de Arizona for its deep commitment to open borders and bonding to amnesty for the illegals invading Arizona — and fanning out to the rest of the U.S. It is also known as the Repugnant and the Repulsive, names given to the disseminator of skewed news, long before we ever heard of fake news. The Daily Regurgitation has become our favorite AKA, since identical stories and accompanying photos appear on consecutive days or even in the same issue. The exact report and photos on the Westward Ho hotel renovations ran Sunday and Monday.

Looking for coverage of the estimated 40 – 60 teen marauders who commandeered a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train Saturday night, robbing and beating passengers — leaving some with face and head injuries? You won’t find it here. The newspaper specializes in disseminating AP feed and USAToday leftward lurches. There is no op-ed page. Opposing views are not welcome.

Instead you’ll be treated to endless bashing of President Trump, routinely and appallingly referred to or depicted in editorial cartoons as Hitler — trivializing the systematic and gruesome murderer of millions. Though the mischaracterization is reprehensible, it’s what they do.

The shocking BART case is eerily similar to what became known as the “wilding” case involving a gang of teens who savagely brutalized a 28-year-old investment banker jogging through Central Park in 1989.  She was left unrecognizable and comatose by her attackers, who assaulted at least nine people during their rampage.

Though they distort the news the newspaper’s execs are savvy enough to understand harsh realities. Its readership is mainly retirees. They won’t be around forever. Insulting the intelligence of readers causes many of them to ditch their subscriptions such as when the newspaper endorsed scandal-plagued liberal Hillary Clinton for president.

Despite the gloom and doom reports from the Arizona Repugnant, the actual barometer of President Trump is American confidence in his policies. They are evidenced in the fact that the stock market continues to soar during his first hundred days, breaking records. This is today’ report.

Hard-copy issues aren’t cost effective. Even the foolish attempts at coolness fall flat.  Case in point was Monday’s main front page headline, “Valley has 99 problems, but triple digits ain’t one.” This accompanied a one paragraph follow-up. With literacy in short supply, it’s a fair bet the newspaper is no longer used as a teaching tool in classrooms.

* According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the word “pathetic“ is defined as “unsuccessful, useless or worthless.“ That definition fit’s the state’s largest newspaper to a “T.”


“Mom, Dad…about those slaves you owned…..”

April 22, 2017

Universities foster and elevate victimhood

In today’s zany world, it had to happen. Intending-to-produce-“snowflake“-guilt courses such as the Problem of Whiteness within the African Cultural Studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and White Privilege along with courses in Black Lives Matter. As colleges offer monetary scholarship inducements at Sam Houston State University in Texas lunacy has reached its zenith.

Now we read that Students at Western Kentucky University voted in favor of a resolution seeking to provide free tuition to black students as reparations for slavery. The Student Government Association passed this resolution Wednesday by a vote of 19-10, according to this report in the Lexington Herald-Leader. Their parents and other Kentucky taxpayers will be footing the bill for what the coddled students regard as free.

The Civil War ended over a hundred and fifty years ago. President Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, halted slavery with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Today, any American with a determination to succeed can work, study, achieve and aided by a wide variety of academic scholarships, complete their education. 

Yet people out-hustle themselves to claim greater victim status. There are countless books on the topic, detailing every conceivable affront.  The very concept of victimization now carries with it an odd measure of prestige. Academia has fostered a nation of victims who revel in their new-found status and exhibit an ambivalence about growing up.

Writing for PJ Media, David Solway’s snowflake” description is as good as they come:

“Anyone who has followed academic issues since the anti-intellectual 1960s knows that the university is in serious trouble, catering to a professoriate that has bought into the travesty of “social justice” a coercive ideology obsessed with “victim groups.”

The university’s ancestral mission of pursuing truth has been replaced by a species of social engineering and leftist indoctrination. At the same time, it views its mandate as establishing a “safe space” for a student clientele that spends far too much of its time and energy “wringing its hands over pronouns, gluten and microaggressions” (link to Jon Brown at American Thinker) rather than devoting itself to the rigors of study and the acquisition of honest merit. These impoverished souls have come to be known as “snowflakes,” justifiably.”

The victim mentality is a cultural phenomena that looks to blame others for perceived shortcomings. For too many, the long acclaimed sense of personal responsibility has given way to desiring a mantle of inevitable weakness.  Universities stand as a testament to that foolish philosophy.

Recently the students at Notre Dame University protested Vice President Pence, a former Indiana governor and native son, as their commencement speaker, saying his appearance on campus “made them feel unsafe.”

Conservative Ann Coulter has been disinvited to speak at left-wing Berkeley University, where repression of First Amendment freedoms take center stage.

Here are but a few of our recent posts under the heading “academia”

April 17, 2017: Clemson Univ. teaches expecting promptness is racist.

April 10, 2017: Skewed news & rethinking the desirability of a college education

April 1, 2017: NAU educrat docks student’s grade for use of “Mankind”

Dec. 24, 2016: Tucker Carlson eviscerates overindulged, liberal college student


A vile goodbye from a sour Stephen Lemons

April 21, 2017

Brags about dancing on the graves of conservatives

Stephen Lemons is a columnist for the giveaway Phoenix New Times tabloid. Fitting the definition of a rag, it’s worth exactly what people pay for it.  After years of spewing hatred aimed at conservative elected officials, Lemons is taking his sour tour on the road, moving to Alabama. He describes his new gig this way:

“I’m leaving due to an offer from another outlet, as the grown-ups say, an organization that sues the pants off racists and gives their property to minorities.”

In Lemons’ small-minded, self-loathing world, those who don’t march in lockstep with him qualify as racists.

We are intentionally not posting a link to his farewell column. For most of us, taking a shower at work is not an option, and readers of his column would definitely feel the urge to lather up with a disinfectant.

Lemons is a cockroach who has made a living creeping through dung heaps. If he finds nothing other than his own droppings, he’ll construct something by deadline in order to sensationalize the mundane and satisfy his own decadent interests.

He is fond of flinging words made up by the left to further their causes. “Nativist” gets a workout, as has “birther.” He is not above portraying contrivances as fact.

Stephen Lemons insults a former Arizona governor as a  “pathetic, grizzled, uneducated boob,” saying he looks forward to returning to Arizona to dance on the grave of that still agile and healthy Republican, in the same way he claims he previously did on the tombstone of U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms. He finagles the opportunity to refer to the Republican senator who died in 2008, as a racist, but withholds any mention of Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd, who had once been an active member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Hate monger Lemons, routinely decimates former 6-term elected Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and thanks the Phoenix New Times for giving him “carte blanche to wreak as much havoc as possible on the octogenarian autocrat.” Below a cheery photo of himself, Lemons is quoted, “Just the thought of Arpaio being booked makes me smile.”

This is how vermin Stephen Lemons signed off his final column:

“Sometimes, cutting a jig over the corpses of mean-spirited, race-bating troglodytes — once they’ve passed of natural causes — is the best you get in this life. And I’ll take it.”

Nice guy.

He’ll be a real asset to the radical left-wing hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, his new gig in Montgomery Alabama.


What was buried in the Trump/DREAMer deportation story?

April 20, 2017

The intended to be sympathetic protagonist of the story falls far short

The USA Today report was intended to be a heartstrings tugger. Titled “DREAMer is first to be deported under Trump,” it also provides another means of hammering President Donald Trump. As exotic dancer Gypsy Rose Lee quickly learned, ‘Ya gotta have a gimmick.”

Described as “shy,” Juan Manuel Montes, 23, rates kid glove treatment from reporters Alan Gomez and David Agren, whose mission is not only making victims of illegals, but getting their licks in on the Republican president.

The two-page article with an oversize full color photo of Montes, begins above-the-fold on Page One. The headline referred to in the opening paragraph here sweeps across the Gannett flagship’s front page. Gannett is the parent company of the Arizona Republic, which continues to shrink in size and content, often repeating identical articles in the same exact issue, earning it’s nom de plume, the Daily Regurgitation

The thrust is this hapless character, Juan Manuel Montes, mysteriously finds himself in a series of events that lead him to being repatriated to his native Mexico.

He is quoted as saying, “I thought that if I kept my nose clean, nothing would happen.” In his world theft and disobeying the law obviously qualify.

Buried at the end of the bobbing and weaving account of “undocumented” Montes we read that Court records show he has four convictions: one for shoplifting in January 2016, and three for driving without a license, most recently three months ago. There is a glib “the dog ate my homework” type of explanation offered for the lack of a license, having to do with leaving his wallet in a friend’s auto.

According to the newspaper’s report, Montes’ convictions are not serious enough to disqualify him from Barack Obama’s imposed DACA protections. Repeatedly entering the USA by stealth, in violation of the law and committing further crimes once here, isn’t murder, after all.

 For a memory refresher, read D.R.E.A.M. Act morphs into dreamy amnesty. It fills in the blanks in the USA Today fairy tale.


Georgia CD 6 election is one to watch

April 19, 2017

Dems hope of reclaiming  the U.S. House is the thrust propelling liberal Ossoff

Today we’re looking at Georgia Congressional District 6 runoff race, taking to heart House Speaker Tip O‘Neil message to Americans, “Al politics is local.”  O’Neil was a Democrat who was actually a friend of Republican President Ronald Reagan’s.

Georgia’s 6th congressional district special election failed to produce a clear winner Tuesday falling just short of the 50 percent threshold needed to win, and  throwing the unconventional race into a June 20 runoff. This time contenders are liberal Jon Ossoff and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, who proudly calls herself “a lifelong conservative.” Her Issues Page attests to that fact.

Democrat Ossoff is a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, who doesn’t reside in the district he wants to represent. Nontraditional Ossoff and his girlfriend of 12 years haven’t bothered to move into the district or get married. He says it’s enough that he lived in the district as a child.

Ossoff has raised an astronomical $8.3 million mostly from out-of-state donors, in a 18 person race in which the top two candidates — regardless of political party affiliation — vie against one another  This political skew is known variously as Top Two or Jungle Primary, a concept effectively disenfranchising voters, is pushed by the far left-leaning  Arizona Republic. The newspaper’s hope it that the only choices available are two Democrats. Columnist Robert Robb is the stand-alone voice against this con job. We’ve linked to his 2012 article. Acquaint yourself with this deceptive  scheme.  It will be back.

Ossoff’s puerile campaign theme is “Make Trump Furious,” offering no solutions to the citizens of the district as he runs to represent a traditionally Republican stronghold. He’s gained reliably liberal celebrity endorsementsFully 95 percent of his money came from out-of-state donors, demonstrating a further disconnect with the Georgia district.

The 6th congressional district has been in GOP hands since the 1970s, providing a stronghold for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who represented it from 1979 to 1999. This election has been characterized as a referendum on Donald Trump and a wake-up call for the GOP. It is neither. It’s rooted in high dollar fundraising and Hollyweird glitz heaped on an unqualified liberal.

The winner will replace Republican Tom Price, who left the seat vacant when he was appointed Health and Human Services secretary by President Trump. Candidate Trump won the district by a slim 1% margin, giving Dems hope for a victory.

Though Ossoff lacks personal political experience himself, he is a former intern to U.S. Rep. John Lewis who declared then-president elect Trump “was not a legitimate president.” Ossoff was also an aide to genius U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, who worries thatGuam will tip over and capsize(must watch video) if U.S. Marines are stationed there.


Clemson Univ. teaches expecting promptness is racist

April 17, 2017

Cultural divide expands even further; now extends to the clock

Diversity training scores another goose egg. Craig Bannister writing for cnsnews exposes the latest leftward lunacy coming out of what was previously referred to as higher education.

Clemson University’s “diversity education and training” instructs the university’s employees that every “cultural perspective regarding time” is equally valid, so it’s wrong to expect people to be prompt.

The university is spending nearly $27,000 on this program for its faculty members and the school’s President James P. Clements has pledged that ‘all employees will participate in the diversity plan in order to create a more inclusive environment on campus.

As an example, in one slide presentation, employees are taught that tardiness is acceptable because the concept of time is culturally relative. Thus, every culture’s perception of the actual time must be respected — since one “cultural perspective regarding time is neither more nor less valid than any other.”

Got that?  Chronic lateness  is no longer rude or disqualifying, but needs to be respected.

The presentation gives the example of “Alejandro,” who called a 9:00 a.m. meeting, and instructs that he should not rebuke a group of foreign professors and students who show up late: “Time may be considered precise or fluid depending on the culture.” The slide tutors that Alejandro shouldn’t impose his definition of time on others since doing so is not only disrespectful, but racist.

Bannister’s source is Campus Reform.

This past week SRAZ postedSkewed news & rethinking the desirability of a college education,” describing a professor at Fresno State University who took to twitter to opine, “To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better.” It melds with the Clemson madness. Our once revered institutions of higher learning have become liberal propaganda machines, dispensing outrageousness and putting the finishing touches on the 12 previous years of brainwashing by members of the leftwing teacher’s unions. Open Secrets reveals the donations made by the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), two of the largest lobbying groups in the country.

The deception grows as Clemson’s President James P. Clements sums his views up with these words on the university’s website: 

“It is important, as an institution of higher learning, to celebrate our diversity and help others see the importance of creating an environment of inclusive excellence.”

We should be celebrating unity — which strengthens, rather than separates us. That’s what America has represented to generations of legal immigrants who gratefully assimilated into Americans, making our heritage their own as they transitioned to speaking English,  embraced our traditions and honored the freedoms enshrined in our Constitution. It was known as Americanization.

In a paean to diversity, the inmates with multiple degrees are now overseeing an increasingly Balkanized asylum. President Clements’ annual base salary is $801,330.  No doubt he’s worth every cent.


A “Spring Homecoming”

April 16, 2017

American Tradition entwines “Homecoming” with autumn, as the football schedules of high schools and colleges annually attest.

But in this “Arizona spring,” we take note of a most welcome homecoming. After three years in Florida anchoring Newsmax TV programs, former Congressman JD Hayworth is back in Arizona…and he’s brought Newsmax TV with him!

Monday morning, his new program premieres from a local studio. Watch every weekday from 7-9 am at www.newsmaxtv.com (Click on TV at top of the page.)