Terrified AZ Republic reporters vote to unionize

October 13, 2019

Coverage will remain biased and anti-conservative

In an effort to preserve their job security, reporters who have survived the firings and cutbacks at the increasingly feeble, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic have voted in favor of unionizing.

The 64-30 secret ballot vote, conducted under the supervision of the National Labor Relations Board indicates a desperate last ditch effort at self preservation.

The newspaper was recently purchased by GateHouse Media in a takeover of Gannett, the parent company of the Arizona Republic, USA Today and owner of more than a hundred other media outlets. The merger is expected to be finalized by the end of November. GateHouse has been ramping up its interest in cutting back on news operations. As part of the mega-merger, GateHouse has told federal regulators that it plans to cut as much as $300 million a year from this combined company.

Those words sounds like the death knell ringing for employees, which explains the new effort to unionize.

Ken Doctor writing for Newsonomics headlines his commentary, with the unwieldy but honest warning: “The Gannett-GateHouse merger is really happening, and expect to see more than 10% of jobs cut off the top.”

The anorexic Arizona Republic has been functioning with ASU Cronkite Journalism School student interns taking on the duties of ousted veteran reporters. Working from their cars and lacking editors, they continue the leftist slant which has resulted in massive losses of subscribers, as we noted last month inReasons AZ Republic continues hemorrhaging subscribers.”  We pointed out the deliberate mischaracterization of issues as the hallmark of what has been correctly identified as fake news.

October 13, 2019’s edition is a case in point. In an article titled, “Conservative publication editor misleads,” an intern takes on Daniel Horowitz, senior editor of Conservative Review. The intern repeatedly uses variations of the term “undocumented immigrant” to challenge Horowitz’ accurate assertion thatGov. Doug Ducey applauded a reduced state college tuition rate for illegal immigrants.” The intern’s rating? “No stars…misleading.” Chief among her complaints is that children born to illegals residing in the U.S. are not illegal. To bolster her charge, she cites what noted legal analysts view as a misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment.

The actual distortions are given a voice in the Arizona Republic each and every day. The interns have been schooled in Leftism and are carrying on the tradition of those who were axed…until they find their own heads on the chopping block.

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NYC language police curtail 1st Amendment, issue hefty fines

October 12, 2019

“Illegal alien” verboten as left escalates its war on free speech

The Heritage Foundation reports New York City will now impose fines up to $250,000 — per offense — on Americans who use constitutionally precise language when describing invaders.

What have we devolved to when a major U.S. city censors and penalizes citizens for using the correct legal term,” illegal alien,” that has been used in both federal immigration law and numerous court decisions?

The NYC Commission on Human Rights has issued a preposterous 29-page manual imposing guidelines on speech as it relates to illegal aliens.

The opening sentence of the Heritage Foundation report warns, “The propaganda, surveillance, and censorship of Big Brother in George Orwell’s novel “1984” has now arrived in New York.”

 SRAZ used the same analogy in 2010, describing the government imposed theft of our rights in the post,Orwell’s 1984: Alive and well with journalistic word police.”

You can’t put four minutes of your time to better use than acquainting yourself with this alarming curtailment of our First Amendment freedoms.

We are on the brink of sacrificing our rights on the reckless altar of political correctness. If we don’t stand up to this expansive encroachment on our constitutional freedoms, our children and future generations will rightly despise us for sitting by idly while Leftist-driven annihilation overtook us.


Inexperienced applicant to lead MC Attorney’s Office

October 4, 2019

Allister Adel selected over accomplished prosecutors

The front page headline declares: “1st woman named county attorney.”  A citizen’s committee doing the job that should have fallen to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, vetted the applicants to fill the top position left vacant when longtime elected County Attorney Bill Montgomery was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court. The supervisors then named Montgomery’s replacement.

The list was pared down to five applicants, three of whom were experienced prosecutors, with backgrounds as bureau or division chiefs in one of the nation’s largest prosecutorial agencies, serving over 4 million residents in the fourth largest and fasted growing county in the U.S.

According to the County Attorney’s website, there are over 900 full-time employees, including attorneys, investigators, paralegals, victim advocates and support staff.

One of the applicants, a former chief deputy, was currently serving as interim county attorney. Another applicant has experience as a criminal section chief at the United States Attorney’s Office. There was one male among the five applicants.

Selected to run the massive prosecutorial office was Allister Adel, who provides consulting services for nonprofits and small businesses. She worked for the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Department of Child Safety. Her bio lists her work with the City of Phoenix “to fund a fellowship space and butterfly garden at Starfish Place, a transitional housing facility for trafficking survivors and their families.” Adel previously served a short stint for the office she will now lead. She will have to run to retain the office in 2021.

Arizona has long been in the forefront of having capable women in high ranking positions. Lorna Lockwood — born in 1903 in the Arizona territory — is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court serving in that capacity twice. She passed the bar in 1925 and was a state legislator and Superior Court Judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court in 1960 — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Our state legislature and judicial branch are filled with women and Arizona has had four female governors. Women have been elected secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, and superintendent of public instruction. In 1998, Arizona women known as the ‘Fab Five,’ held all top offices simultaneously, a national first. In 1944, Jewel Jordan served as Maricopa County Sheriff.

Gender is no longer a groundbreaking issue. The people of Maricopa County deserved to have the County Attorney’s vacancy filled by an experienced prosecutor, rising from within the ranks of the office. That person is not Allister Adel.


American Airlines Iraqi saboteur successfully plays victim

September 7, 2019

A brief report buried in the single page USA Today insert inside the failing Arizona Republic newspaper is titled, “Airline: Mechanic attempted sabotage.”

This should rightfully have been given Page One coverage, but that was likely deemed politically incorrect by the Hillary-endorsing, far left newspaper.

Here are the facts: An American Airlines mechanic, arrested Thursday by federal air marshals and FBI agents, appeared in federal court Friday on a sabotage charge accusing him of purposely gluing foam inside the tube of an air data module, disabling a critical navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport in July. His actions were captured on surveillance video.

The reason? According to this criminal complaint filed in Miami federal court, employee Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who is from Iraq but reportedly lived in the U.S. for decades, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations. Though his salary averaged $8,000 a month he admitted to investigators he was motivated by the potential for overtime pay.

Alani, was appointed a federal public defender by Magistrate Judge John J. O’Sullivan after the saboteur claimed he was unable to pay for his own defense — although he admitted he owned property in Sarasota and leased two cars, a 2018 Honda and 2016 Camaro. Speaking in halting English, he also requested an Arabic interpreter to translate.

Not only did this criminal intentionally intend to endanger the lives of 150 passengers and crew based solely on greed, but he is playing American taxpayers and the legal system and getting away with it. Those nefarious motives are not enough for the local newspaper to give this prominent coverage, though it routinely finds ample space to attack President Donald Trump.


Shazam! AZ Regents gift illegals college tuition break & Update featuring Ducey response

August 23, 2019

Chicanery on display as ABOR manipulate tuition, disregard law

The Arizona Board of Regents is an assemblage boasting an august moniker and eight-year terms — longer than any elected official — including the President of the United States.

Working sub-rosa, they take their grandiose title seriously, using it to magically reconfigure illegals into “non-residents.”

With a bit of “Abracadabra” dust sprinkled over our tax dollars, the Regents just pulled a new rabbit out of its collective hat. They unanimously voted Thursday that the three Arizona universities (ASU, UofA and NAU) will charge illegal alien students a non-resident tuition rate that is less expensive than the out-of-state rate they previously were expected to pay.

Notice the coy language used to describe the illegals:

“A student who graduated from an Arizona high school, but who is not otherwise eligible for resident tuition status….”

Even Merlin would have trouble figuring that jargon out, but it’s perfectly coherent to the mystical Regents.

Bottom line? What the Regents voted to approve gives significant tuition breaks to illegal aliens. Your Arizona-born niece who was raised in California but will be attending ASU will have to pay considerably more than an illegal invader.

It also flies in the face of Proposition 300, overwhelmingly passed by Arizona citizens in 2006 — by a vote of 71.4% to 28.6% — and clearly defines, “a state university or community college student who is not a United States citizen and who does not otherwise possess lawful immigration status in this country is not entitled to waivers, grants or any other financial assistance paid in whole or part with state funds.”

Previous to the Regents’ action, illegal aliens attending our state schools had to pay about $30,000, the out-of-state tuition rate. Now with the Regent’s sleight of hand chicanery, they will only pay about half that amount, approximately $16,000.  That’s only $5,000 more than the in-state, American citizen student base rate of $11,000.

Who do you think makes up the difference? 

SRAZ’s April 2019 post,Scandal rocks AZ State University, Pres. Michael Crow slides,” provides additional information about ASU President Michael Crow, the nation’s highest paid public university president. Although not mentioned by the generous Regents, he has been an unwavering advocate for elevating illegals over Arizona’s citizen students.

Waiting a week to address this preposterous gifting of our tax dollars to fund tuition discounts to illegal aliens, Arizona’s lame duck Gov. Doug Ducey emerges to applaud the Regent’s generosity. Channeling his political mentor, John McCain, Ducey warmly states, “Somebody who graduates from an Arizona high school is an Arizona kid.”

Remember that when he seeks higher office.


Joe Biden’s wife takes cue from McCain’s mother

August 21, 2019

Jill Biden advises Dems to “swallow a little bit,” not to look for the best candidate, but one who can “beat Trump”

John McCain was a distinctly unpopular presidential candidate in both 2000 and 2008. Like Bob Dole, who also lost his bid in 1996, the longtime senators — misreading the Republican base — considered the presidency their “due.”

In 2008, John’s mother, Roberta McCain, became known for her advice to reticent voters, essentially recommending, “Hold your nose and vote for Johnny.”

Fast forward to 2019. Speaking of her gaffe-prone husband, perennial presidential candidate Joe Biden, Jill Biden gave a bizarre reason for supporting him in the crowded Democrat primary election field. Biden unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 1988 and 2008.

“I know that not all of you are committed to my husband, and I respect that. But I want you to think about your candidate and who’s going to win this race.”

Dispensing an unusual bit of candor, Jill Biden also said that Democrats’ goals should not be to elect the best person for president, but to defeat Trump.

“My goal is to beat Donald Trump,” Mrs. Biden said. “We have to have someone who can beat him. So if you look at the polls, if you look at Joe with his record with independents…your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care than Joe is. But you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election. And maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, ‘OK, I personally like so-and-so better,’ but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump.”


Drag Queen Story Hour: Libraries dedicated to corruption of our kids

August 19, 2019

Perversion being taught as the new normal to America’s children

Remember when libraries were havens for learning and study? In school we learned the Dewey Decimal System of cataloging, to read for pleasure and to expand our base of knowledge. Libraries, whether city owned or housed in our schools, provided a window to the world.

Today that window reeks of lunacy and is steeped in perversion. The American Library Association (ALA) through its Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) division, including the Intellectual Freedom Committee, promotes “continuing education programs” for children. The ALA provides guidelines on promoting this depraved agenda.

This American Library Association link and quote is today’s new reality:

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions…”

That paragraph is an example from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) self identified as “a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, children’s literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults committed to improving and ensuring the future of the nation through exemplary library service to children.”

Interested in bringing Drag Queen Story Time to your library? At its annual convention, ALSC committee members “received tips for optimizing success from library pioneers who have already done it. We also had the chance to meet a Drag Queen who talked about the value of offering this program, including fostering empathy, tolerance, creativity, imagination and fun.”

This video features very young children being indoctrinated by a man dressed as a woman, teaching them about “gender fluidity.” The children, not more than toddlers, come away from the indoctrination thinking that the story was about “being nice to other people.”

Parents and grandparents must pay attention. This is not the world in which we grew up. Leftism carries a disturbed agenda that includes more than radical politics.