Political correctness skews rational thought

August 27, 2015

PC absurdities from Hollyweird, to sports and politics

Hopping aboard the leftwing politically correct train a few decades late, actress Julianne Moore has launched an online petition to change the name of the high school she attended in Falls Church, Virginia in the mid-1970’s. Moore now claims the school,  J.E.B. Stuart High, named for a Confederate general and Virginia native who was killed in battle during the Civil War, is a symbol of racism.

“No one should have to apologize for the name of the public high school you attended and the history of racism it represents,  as so many alumni of Stuart have felt the need to do our whole lives,” says Moore. a committed liberal and atheist. She suddenly wants the school renamed for Thurgood Marshall, who represented the NAACP in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case before becoming a Supreme Court justice.

Her personal background is interesting. Moore, 54, was born into privilege in North Carolina.  Her father was an Army Colonel and a military judge. Her Scottish-born mother, an American educated psychologist, legally immigrated to the U.S. as a child in 1950.  In 2011, Moore chose an odd way to “honor” her newly deceased mother.  The actress, who has amassed great wealth from American movie goers,  renounced her American citizenship.

On Tuesday, ESPN suspended Curt Schilling, after the former Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star pitcher and current  baseball analyst for the network, posted a message on Twitter that drew a comparison between extremist Muslims and Nazis. The tweet which he quickly deleted contained a picture of Hitler and stated, “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” Schilling added: “The math is staggering when you get to true #’s.”

It turns out comparisons of mass murderers is politically incorrect. Who knew?

“Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” said ESPN in a statement. “We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.” Schilling also serves as an analyst for the network’s Sunday Night Baseball.

Schilling rushed to apologize: “I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.”

Apparently mass beheadings — some committed by young boys encouraged by their terrorist fathers, child rapes and burning caged men alive for the cameras works for ESPN.

Democrat presidential aspirant Martin O’Malley actually apologized for saying “Black lives matter,” and adding, “white lives matter, all lives matter.” The former Maryland governor appeared with fellow candidate, self-described Democratic Socialist  Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT), and were shouted off the stage by radicals at the July Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix, for having the temerity to include all lives as having relevance. The extremists in the Black Lives Matter movement do not tolerate expanding the lives that matter beyond their own.

These  politically correct contrivances are reminiscent of Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller “1984.” Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

The mind control and group think described in the fictional “1984” is in full bloom in 2015.


Phx election today! Don’t let the left decide our fate

August 25, 2015

Judging by the large number of searches for information on the 2015 City of Phoenix election we‘ve received, we’re reposting a link to Phoenix Councilman urges “No” vote on ALL Props — which provides an overview of the ballot Propositions. We also direct your attention to Phoenix election: Vote NO on Props, YES for Brennan. Don’t be fooled by the $ multimillion campaign being waged in support of Prop. 104 by liberal political insiders, the Chamber of Commerce cadre and unionists who would benefit from the passage of this monstrosity.

Americans for Prosperity answers the questions and exposes the fallacies about Arizona ballot Proposition 104. SRAZ urges a NO vote against doubling the city transit tax over 35 years and spending over $31 billion on the unaccountable light rail expansion. Notice all of the professional campaign signs in support and the home made ones opposition?  That alone tells who has the money and benefits from the massive extension of the essentially rider-less light rail. The Arizona Free Enterprise Club recently released its study on the Phoenix Transit Plan Tax Hike, which debunks many of the claims made by the tax increase proponents.

Special polling places are open 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 25 (Election Day). Any registered city voter residing in Phoenix can use any one of the 29 voting centers to cast a ballot. Additional questions? Call: 602-262-6837.

The unions and liberal special interests have voted their early ballots. We need to make getting our own voices heard a priority in this vitally important election. If you haven’t already voted, make it a point to do so today. There will be no do-overs.


Dems to enlist Pope on illegals, voter base expansion

August 24, 2015

Breitbart News carries an intriguing report on the less-than-devout Catholic Democrats in the U.S. Congress who are now looking to Pope Francis for aid in expanding their political base by increasing illegal immigration.

In a first, the Pope is scheduled to address Congress on Sept. 24. He intends to follow that by meeting with a group of Hispanic illegals. Liberal lawmakers hope his advocacy will inspire their colleagues and constituents.

Last year, Francis called the calculated flood of Central American children crossing the border into the U.S. a “humanitarian emergency.” In a June encyclical where he delved into the issue of climate change using the left‘s talking points, Francis cited the “tragic rise” of immigrants fleeing poverty.

The Pope is clearly opposed to capitalism. Earlier this year, using his closest adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, as his spokesman, he issued this statement: “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits.” 

In May we posted Pope Francis embraces leftist doctrines, in which we noted Francis sounded a lot like Karl Marx, as he called on governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor to help curb an “economy of exclusion.” That was followed by  Pope Francis: “Global Political Authority” needed to tackle climate change. His provocative mastery of Marxist, anti-capitalist buzzwords is disturbing, with redistribution of wealth one of his frequent themes. Yet he does not deny himself the latest technology as he travels the globe like a jetsetter, frequently tweets and even takes selfies. Last year his tweet, “inequality is the root of social evil,” set off a heated debate in which he was  criticized for increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church. Francis previously blasted ‘trickle-down’ economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive” theory.

Francis clearly relishes promoting radical political positions. The Blaze reported Vatican Officially Recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in New Treaty, observing he shifted to referring to PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the “state of Palestine,” giving authenticity to those who are sworn to the annihilation of Israel.  

The Institute for Works of Religion, often referred to as the ‘Vatican Bank’ manages $8 billion of the church’s worldwide wealth, and investments, as well as 33,000 accounts for clergy and parishes, held in Euros. This is in addition to priceless High Renaissance art collections on display as well as in vast underground storage facilities.

Pope Francis has written, “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity and should be accorded ‘their human dignity’ in the countries where they reside.”

Kevin Appleby, policy director on migration for the pro-amnesty U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., said: “What we do know from his record is that it’s an issue close to his heart” and “one of the issues central to his papacy.”

Rather than lecturing the United States, the time is ripe for this political Pope to put his mouth where his money is on his central issue and swing open the doors of Vatican City to accommodate and respect the “human dignity” of the hundreds of thousands of impoverished, uneducated and unwilling to assimilate, North African Muslims fleeing Libya in an effort to reach Italy. Their plight should also qualify as a “humanitarian emergency” demanding immediate action.


AZ Republic doggedly committed to its own demise

August 17, 2015

Newspaper recreates itself as sensational entertainment tabloid

The world is an increasingly dangerous place, made even more calamitous by Barack Obama’s commitment to a sinister deal allowing Iran to ramp up nuclear capabilities for its Jihadi bomb. The deal comes packaged with a $100 billion signing bonus that will advance Iran’s deadly terror campaign, imperiling the entire Middle East, America, Israel and Western nations. Iran make no concessions, not even returning American prisoners, as we roll over.

On Saturday, bowing to massive pressure including constituent calls and television ads aimed at him, Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ) finally announced he won’t be the Republican to sign onto his buddy Obama’s deal — allowing the irrational scheme to be called “bi-partisan.”  Christians United for Israel bought a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition directed to Jeff Flake. it was signed by countless pastors across Arizona.

Yet what does the Arizona Republic newspaper decide is noteworthy enough to feature in its Sunday edition? Three-quarters of the front page is taken up with a story and oversized photo on the newspaper’s new dining critic. This blather, that rightfully belongs in the entertainment section,  continues on two jump pages.

If it’s news you want, the state’s vacuous and decidedly leftwing, dual agenda newspaper, is not the place to find it.

The Valley and State section also lacks substantive news. It’s front page and two jump pages spotlight a 55-year old man with long pink hair who favors pink lip gloss — “transgendered” — in today’s trendy vernacular. There are two salon photos, one depicting a couple of attendants providing simultaneous manicure and pedicure services. It details the saga of the former husband and father of three, previously answering to the name Brian, now known as Briana. The article is titled “I just have to be Bree.”

Pass the cheddar and pass on the irrelevant and news-less newspaper. 


Feds seize Hillary’s server, probe expands to aides

August 12, 2015

Townhall’s Guy Benson does a first-rate job of delving into the numerous red-flag aspects of what is justifiably described as the “burgeoning federal inquiry” into the most sensitive, top-secret information on Hillary Clinton’s private computer server.

The Department of Justice has now taken custody of the server kept in the basement of her Chappaqua New York estate, which contained classified information Clinton repeatedly declared she didn’t have.

Last month, as the issue began unraveling, her faithful apologist Lanny Davis relied on the old “vast right-wing conspiracy” canard when discussing her sagging trustworthiness numbers in key battleground states.

Revelations that Clinton’s emails include classified information has prompted an FBI inquiry into whether the data was improperly stored on her private server and thumb drive. The news has triggered alarm among national security experts that the federal government’s secrets may have been exposed or even hacked. Clinton, now a presidential candidate, steadfastly maintains she never sent or received any classified information on her private email account while Secretary of State.

Clinton has resisted surrendering control of her server. In March, she said her emails contained “personal communications from my husband and me,” though Bill Clinton says he’s only emailed twice in his life.

With the Clinton’s, the only thing that changes is the level of intrigue, deceit and cover-up.


Jeff Flake’s progressively close Democrat ties

August 9, 2015

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Gilbert Watch blog* has posted a fact-filled report titled, “Jeff Flake: The Only Republican to Vote for the Judge Who Blocked Release of Fetal Body Sales Videos.”

Flake, like his mentors, John McCain and Jon Kyl, has toiled at burnishing a Republican veneer, even as he gives an award-winning impersonation of a liberal Democrat.   

Just days ago, Seeing Red AZ ran a post titled, “A question for Jeff Flake,” in which we exposed not only his amnesty commitment and the abhorrent actions of his ‘fellow traveler’ liberal Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, but Flake’s increasing associations with Congressional Democrats — recently as the sole Republican accompanying Barack Obama and nearly two dozen Democrats on a trip to Kenya.

Despite his unquestioned dedication to amnesty, he nearly fooled the like-thinkers at Arizona Republic with a brief pre-election turnaround. But he’s been quoted as saying, “that’s the beauty of a six-year term.” Flake counts on the electorate having a short memory.

Jeff Flake’s untrustworthiness rivals Hillary Clinton’s. It’s not a surprise he’s ranked the most unpopular Senator in the nation.

*Kudos to the reliably conservative Gilbert Watch blog


Blatant false reporting advances big lie

August 8, 2015

Arizona Republic: Facts take a back seat to agenda

Friday’s above-the-fold headline in the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is instructive. In the unlikely event anyone needs a reminder of the open borders / amnesty agenda of the left-wing newspaper, this headline referencing the first GOP debate forum should disabuse them of such a notion:

REPUBLICAN HOPEFULS DRAW A HARD LINE ON IMMIGRATION.

“Immigration” describes the lawful process of entering a country — in this case, the United States of America — with the intent of becoming a citizen and embracing our heritage, language and way of life.

Illegally entering our country is not immigration.

Those who follow law to become citizens must demonstrate their good moral character, a proficiency in English (speaking, reading and writing) and basic knowledge of American history and civics. They must attend interviews, take tests, fill out forms, and pay fees.

Their efforts are ultimately rewarded as they recite the Oath of Citizenship becoming naturalized American citizens:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

By repeatedly misrepresenting what actually defines an “immigrant,” the Arizona Republic engages in deception unworthy of an allegedly legitimate purveyor of news. Journalism was once regarded as a trustworthy industry where facts were presumed to drive content. With its incessant and deliberate skew, the Arizona Republic falls far short of fulfilling that obligation. On this crucial subject and others, it promotes agenda-driven sensationalism and stridently displays its lack of integrity, which explains its downhill spiral.


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