French Inaction on known terror suspects brings more death

May 14, 2018

Islamic terrorism returns to France, knife, not gun used

The NRA has become a convenient whipping boy for the left, in instances where mass murder is committed with a gun. But increasingly, terrorist acts are carried out by vehicles being used as weapons, deliberately plowing into crowds. Knife attacks are becoming more frequent here and in Western Europe. The Boston Marathon carnage was carried out by two brothers, whose parents had come to the United States seeking political asylum. They used pressure cookers as explosives, but still the NRA takes the brunt of the blame.

France suffered another bloody attack on Saturday. The assailant, who was shot and killed by police, has been identified as Khamzat Azimov, 21, a native of Chechnya, who  became a French citizen in 2010. Witnesses reported Azimov repeatedly yelled, “Allahu akhbar” during the Paris attack. The French press reported that “a video emerged Sunday online purporting to show the attacker swearing allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”

Not long after the rampage that killed one and seriously injured four others in a busy tourist area, the Islamic State took responsibility for the carnage.

France has a state security anti-terrorism watch list on which this most recent knife wielder has appeared since 2016 — but the attacker was neither detained nor deported. This was the second deadly attack in two months by a person flagged on the watch list. More than 230 people In France have been killed by ISIS-inspired jihadists in the past three years.

Without acknowledging the lack of follow-up on the collected data, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said, “It is, once again, a way of life, our way of life, which has come under a cowardly attack.”

News accounts defended the government’s defenseless actions referring to renewed calls for enforcement as originating from “the conservative opposition.”

Sound familiar?

The leader of France’s largest opposition party renewed his call on President Emmanuel Macron to detain “the most dangerous individuals” on the watch list and expel all foreigners listed on it. “There is no longer room, Mr. President, for this blind inaction which has lasted too long,” Laurent Wauquiez of the conservatives Les Republicains said in a statement.

“What use can this file be if we don’t use it to ensure that these time bombs cannot do any harm on French soil?” National Front leader Marine Le Pen wrote on Twitter.

But Griveaux contended: “Unfortunately, there is no way of stopping this sort of incident from happening.” The security watch list was a key tool for police and intelligence services, he said, adding that “experts were opposed to using it as a basis for roundups or deportations.”

Paris is nearly 4,000 miles from Washington, D.C. though the same foolish arguments leave citizens at risk.

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R U appreciating extortionist teachers during Teachers Week?

May 8, 2018

National Teacher Appreciation Week began on Monday May 7, and runs through Friday May 11. That’s obviously not a week, but the National Education Association (NEA) informs us that it is. Who’d want to take on a group that has mega $millions and marching goons at its disposal? 

We saw teachers at work here in Arizona last week. Not actually “at work,” as they abandoned the students they contracted to educate while they staged their brassy REDSforEd protests over salaries — led by a 24-year-old self-identified Socialist and Bernie Sander’s Arizona presidential campaign organizer who teaches hip-hop music.

When they got the outrageous 20% increase they demanded, it wasn’t enough. Baring themselves as lockstep liberal union thugs, they proceeded to file an extortive Initiative to permanently “tax the rich,” to enrich themselves.

Of course they’ll use that money judiciously, lobbying on behalf of candidates and causes that the organization believes will make our country better for the students entrusted to them. The question is, why are those issues and candidates they back overwhelmingly left-wing Democrats?

The organization is no fan of Charter Schools, which give parents the ability to make educational choices for their own children. Charters often outperform the government schools which have become hotbeds of liberalism, promotingsocial justiceand illegal immigration over education — intentionally blurring the lines between actual immigrants and those who invade our country. The NEA site even includes this form to “Tell your representatives to oppose any private school voucher program for military-connected students.”  After it’s filled out, the ham-fisted NEA takes over getting the message to the representatives.

The NEA promotes the now-yearly ‘Day of Silence’ where students remain silent all day in support of all things “LGBTQIA.”  Not much learning going on but celebrating homosexuality in all its incarnations takes center stage. The NEA declares ”sexual literacy will be essential to address through critical comprehensive sexuality education in grades K-12.” It commends the “transition” of a kindergarten boy who became a girl halfway through the school year.

Diversity trumps unity. But their union activism takes first place.

Ninety-four percent of the funds teachers unions (NEA and AFT) contribute go to Democrats.

This video is from 2009, but it clearly spells out the views of the NEA regarding the children they are charged with educating. The words are spoken by Bob Chanin, the NEA legal counsel in a brief excerpt from his revealing retirement speech.

James O’Keefe latest Project Veritas undercover video “School Corruption Exposed” features New Jersey Teachers Union President Dr. David Perry. Watch as he blatantly states, “We need to know the truth so we can bend the truth,” as he covers up child abuse, protects drug-using and shoplifting teachers.


AZ teaches’ strike leader admits, “Teaching is political”

April 25, 2018

Propagandizing students is educrats’ game plan

Today Seeing Red AZ is taking a road never previously traveled since our inception in 2007.  We are sending our readers directly to another site — in this case, Breitbart — where Dr. Susan Berry Ph.D, has written an illuminating exposé on Noah Karvelis, a radically leftwing elementary school teacher leading the indefensible teachers’ strike set to take place in our state on Thursday.

Twenty-three-year-old Karvelis has urged his colleagues on Twitter to teach political activism to their students and to discuss with them gun control, white supremacy, and anti-capitalism.

Never forget the “underpaid” teachers, who work 81/2 months a year, are able to support the far left teacher’s unions* to the tune of $millions a year, earmarked for Democrat candidates and liberal causes.

These same people are undermining the values conservative parents try to instill in their children.  Karvelis, a cool hip-hop music teacher, volunteered on the presidential campaign of self-admitted Socialist Bernie Sanders. Additionally Karvelis has been a political consultant and staff writer for the Progressive Times, which defines itself on its masthead with this banner: “Progressive, independent journalism for the political revolution.”

This is akin to putting Marxists in charge of educating our children. Noah Karvelis, and others like him, are dangerously influencing America’s youth, steering them away from democracy that flourishes in our representative Republic, and into the liberty killing fields of Socialism.

* Center for Responsive Politics


AZ Reps. pitch funding striking teachers by legalizing pot

April 23, 2018

Arizona Democrat Mark Cardenas (LD 19) and his House of Representatives Republican buddy Todd Clodfelter (LD 10) have joined in a novel bipartisan effort to fund teachers who are demanding a 20 percent pay increase. The teacher’s scheduled strike takes place this Thursday, leaving the students they claim to care about stranded and missing crucial class time.

Sending a terrific message to the impressionable school children, State Reps. Cardenas and Clodfelter are renewing their previous efforts to legalize pot in Arizona. This time the pretext is to help pay for teacher raises.

Read their bill, HCR 2037, titled “marijuana, regulation and taxation,” that includes a provision for 40 percent of the net revenues be directed to a public education grant program that would be administrated by a task force appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, which would solicit, receive, review and evaluate applications and award grants.

No kidding!

The Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting projects 20 percent teacher raises will cost state taxpayers about $650 million.

In 2016, Arizona voters rejected Prop 205, which would have legalized recreational use of the drug. This was SRAZ’s exposé regarding the facts behind the deceptive legislation.

Keep in mind teachers are represented by far-left unions. The $ millions teachers pay in dues fund liberal politicians and their causes.

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. Teachers protest and school districts 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 purchases would make its way to schools.

State Reps. Mark Cardenas and Todd Clodfelter are shameless lightweights who both need to be primaried in their respective districts. Not only do their constituents deserve better, but so do the rest of us who would have to function under their deceptive legislation. Arizona’s students have become the undeserving pawns in their reckless escapade.

Read 10 Facts You May Not Know About Education in Arizona. It’s news you need and aren’t getting. Armed with the facts, it’s time for informed parents to march. The only roadblock is they have jobs where their presence is required. And unlike teachers, they don’t have the luxury of frequent half days, lengthy holiday vacations or the entire summer off.


Educrats offer sticks & stones to protect kids from violence

April 16, 2018

These administrators don’t have their party affiliation revealed, but we’re betting they’re liberal Democrat teacher’s union members *

Have you heard the good news?  Shootings taking the lives of innocent students and teachers are a thing of the past, thanks to the wisdom of William Hall, Millcreek School District Superintendent in Erie, Pennsylvania. The man is nothing if not innovative. Assumedly he devised this strategy himself, since we haven’t heard of anyone else wanting to share credit for it.

The Washington Free Beacon reports on the sheer brilliance of Hall’s foolproof idea to bring safety to our schools.

Bats! 

The 16-inch bats were recently distributed to each teacher following an in-service training day on how to respond to school shootings.

“This is a tool to have in the event we have nothing else,” said Millcreek Education Association president Jon Cacchione.  “Part of the formula now, is to fight back, and so I think the bats that were provided for the staff were symbolic of that.” Cacchione says he supports the decision to arm teachers with bats, which will be locked up in each classroom.

Hasn’t the “formula” always been to fight back? “Symbols” of retaliation against a shooter, are irrelevant to those who think lucidly.

Even though the school district he oversees is in Erie, you’ll notice the spelling is the same as the canal, not eerie, as in darkly sinister. The bats aren’t the nocturnal sort, either. They are small. and incapable of inflicting damage to a person with a gun.

Gong Erie’s Millcreek Distict even one better, the Hill reports David Helsel, the superintendent of Blue Mountain School District in rural Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania has armed students with buckets of rocks as a “last resort” against armed intruders.

Bucket of rocks! 

Every classroom now has a five-gallon bucket of rocks that students can hurl in the event there is an active shooter.

Our Constitutional framers, who enshrined the Second Amendment immediately following the guarantees of free speech and assembly in the First Amendment would be appalled by the blatant ignorance of these educrats. In 2008, the Second Amendment rights of the individual to keep and bear arms were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in  the case of District of Columbia v. Heller.

Several years ago conservative radio personality Michael Savage wrote a book titled,Liberalism is a mental disorder.” His words ring of brilliance.

*Center for Responsive Politics


Irrational AZ Republic reporting hits new low

April 9, 2018

MS-13 gangsters shouldn’t be held responsible for crime, terror surge

We here at Seeing Red AZ abhor triteness and generalities as much as the next person, so right out of the hatch we’re cutting to the chase as we attempt to interpret the local newspaper‘s “No stars — Inconclusive” rating of a statement made by Rep. Martha McSally, (R-CD 2).

Let us be perfectly clear.  Martha McSally, often referred to on this site as “Sally McCain,” is not our cup of tea. In fact, she’s too liberal by half, regardless of how she tries to characterize herself while in candidate mode. You can take that to the bank.

Sally McCain is abandoning her House post to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently unoccupied by preening self-pimping, Republicrat Jeff Flake, a John McCain colluder — who prefers to spend his remaining time canoodling with left-wing media types, throwing slings and arrows at Republican President Trump.

Such is the sad state of affairs in Arizona GOP politics. For all intents and purposes, Arizonans have no representation in the U.S. Senate. The logical, principled conservative choice is Dr. Kelli Ward, whom we support.

But we digress.

Sally McCain (aka Martha McSally) is being taken to task for besmirching the international MS-13 gang which has fanned out an estimated 10,000 violent, murderous and drug smuggling gang members throughout the United States.

The Arizona Republic newspaper, known as The Periódico de la República de Arizona for its radical, pro-illegal alien stance, quibbles over the terms “criminal street gang” or simply “gang.” After all, these vicious and rapidly expanding monsters originated in Central America, which makes them sainted, redeemable Hispanics worthy of not only roaming freely in the USA, and obtaining taxpayer funded benefits but likely deserving of amnesty. Why not? The left-wing newspaper refers to the massive number of gangsters as  “fluctuating” and promotes illegal aliens being counted in the upcoming census, with the ultimate end game of bolstering the ranks of the Democrat party.

The newspaper quotes slippery Lidia E. Nuño, an assistant criminal justice professor at California State University (Fullerton).who doltishly disputes the gang’s numbers, is actually quoted as saying, “If the figure is correct, that doesn’t necessarily mean that these 10,000 individuals are murdering people each day.” Proving a Ph.D has lost its value, she foolishly adds, it “could be more than 10,000 or less than 10,000.”

At Arizona State University her Ph.D dissertation was titled, “Hispanics’ and Undocumented Immigrants’ Perceptions of Procedural Justice, Legitimacy, and Willingness to Cooperate with the Police: An Assessment of the Process-Based Model of Policing.”

No wonder she’s the newspaper’s go-to gal.


Leftist town council aims to disarm citizens

April 6, 2018

Banks join the curtailment of Second Amendment rights

At first glance, these folks — the mayor and members of the village board in the northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield — appear benign enough. On their bios they note that they are proud of their children, grandchildren and pets. One sings in a choral group, another is a retired sanitary engineer with a specialty in drainage. Among them are an accounting instructor and a lawyer.

In fact, they cast a dark shadow.

They also want to disarm the people in the community they serve, recently casting unanimous votes to ban legally owned semi-automatic firearms. The new law goes into effect June 13. Residents who don’t get rid of banned weapons by then face a fine of $1,000 a day.

Their actions are eerily similar to those imposed in Germany by Wilhelm Frick, the Nazi minister of the interior in 1938, when he issued “Regulations Against Jews Possession of Weapons.” Not only were Jews forbidden to own guns and ammunition, they couldn’t own “truncheons (clubs) or stabbing weapons.” In addition to imposing restrictions, the Nazis had begun raiding Jewish homes and seizing weapons. Other German citizens found the laws expanded regarding their ownership of firearms,

Putting his ignorance of our unique history and the rights we cherish on display, Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street said if more towns banned the weapons then it’s possible the state and federal government will too.

These are the 27-words with which Kent Street has a problem:

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

They comprise the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which our Founders thought important enough to put immediately following the First Amendment — guaranteeing freedom of speech and assembly.  Leftists are hard at work attempting to curtail our rights. Now they are joined by banks. Citigroup, Inc. bank is imposing restrictions on companies that use it to issue store credit-cards or for lending and other services, according to a Thursday memo issued by Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Mike Corbat, which included these deceptive words: 

“The policy was designed to respect the rights of responsible gun owners while helping to keep firearms out of the wrong hands, It is clear to me that most people believe there are areas of agreement and practical changes we can make to find common ground.”

The lender seeks to bypass the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court and Congress. The move is being praised by gun restrictionists.

 The NRA gets it right….again. We urge you to read,So They’re Not Coming for Our Guns, Eh? We call BS.The commentary begins with a description of why the United States has a Second Amendment.

Firearm registration in Nazi German helped lead to the Holocaust, where millions of unarmed Europeans, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and systematically slaughtered.

 History is the greatest teacher —- if we pay attention.