AZ US Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick enters alcohol rehab after serious fall

January 16, 2020

AZ Democrat US Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has finally admitted what many have long known: she is an alcoholic. After falling and sustaining serious injuries, Kirkpatrick’s office announced she is taking an unspecified hiatus from her duties to enter a treatment program for what she refers to as a “disease.” Intoxicated Kirkpatrick reportedly cracked ribs, required staples in her head and fractured her spine.

The Congressional Record notes her departure.

An ineffective leftist, Kirkpatrick carpetbagged across the state after insulting constituents in the northern Arizona district she then-represented.

Her offices will remain open in her absence and issued an announcement, sounding akin to a threat, that she is committed to running for reelection this year.

At the time of her fall, she was headed to the Capital to vote against President Trump’s military intervention in Iran.

Nearly 70, Kirkpatrick needs a solid conservative challenger to give her the much needed rest she requires for her indefinite time away from the job that taxpayers are paying her $174,000 annually to perform. Conservative Review gave Ann Kirkpatrick an F rating, with a 4% Liberty Score.

She voted party line on HR 755 calling for the bogus impeachment of President Donald Trump, that began as soon as he was sworn into office. 

The McCain women, Cindy and Mega, beat most others in sending her their best wishes.


Project Veritas: Sanders’ key staffer predicts “cities burn” if Trump reelected

January 15, 2020

…predicts violence at DNC, advocates for brainwash-style “reeducation” of Americans

It would be easy to dismiss Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as an irrelevant, aged Socialist who suffered a heart attack a few months ago and shouldn’t be on the presidential campaign trail. Not only has he remained in the race — promoting free college and health care, but Kyle Jurek, a Sanders’ “top-tier campaign organizer,” is candid via his profanity-laced dialogue as to the need for that “education.”

See it all in the most recent James O’Keefe Project Veritas undercover video exposé released Tuesday.

Predicting there would be violence against police at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee and “cities burn” if President Trump wins reelection, Jurek stated, “F–ing cities burn, I mean, we don’t have a lot of time left, we have to save f–ing human civilization.”

“We’re going to make 1978 (he meant 1968 when the DNC convention held in Chicago pitted protestors against police) look like a f–ing Girl Scout f–ing cookout,” adding, “The cops are going to be the ones that are getting f–ing beaten in Milwaukee. They’re going to call out the National Guard for that s–t. I promise you that.”

“If Bernie doesn’t get the nomination, or it goes to the second round at the DNC convention, f–ing Milwaukee will burn,” Jurek predicted. “It’ll start in Milwaukee, and then when the police push back on that, other cities will just f–ing (explosion sound).”

Prior to working for Sanders, Jurek was a short time employee with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2018.

In the video, Kyle Jurek said that Trump supporters would need to be re-educated, comparing them to Nazi supporters at the end of World War II, and expressed support for Soviet-style gulags, which he said were “a lot better than what the CIA has told us.”

 Asked whether “some of these MAGA people could even be re-educated,” Jurek replied, “We gotta f–ing try,” adding that such reeducation was an aim of Sanders‘ call for free tuition at public universities.

“So like in Nazi Germany, after the fall of the Nazi party, there was a s–t ton of the populace that was f–ing Nazi-fied,” Jurek said. “Germany had to spend billions of dollars reeducating their f–ing people to not be Nazis. We’re probably going to have to do the same f–ing thing here. That’s kind of what Bernie’s whole ‘hey, free education for everybody,’ is about…because we’re going to have to teach you not to be a f–ing Nazi.”

“There’s a reason Josef Stalin had gulags” and that “gulags were actually meant for, like, reeducation.”

The video also depicts Jurek taking shots at less radical liberals and media outlets, saying, “Walk into that MSNBC studio, drag those m–––ers out by their hair, and light them on fire in the streets.” If “they f–ing take Bernie from us,” he said, “then we have nothing else left to lose.”

This is Part II:


AZ educrats revive $5 billion “tax the rich” scheme

January 14, 2020

We’ve all seen the now-faded bumper stickers that said, “if you can read this, thank a teacher.” Americans are now experiencing a new twist on that sentiment: “If your kids are Socialists, thank their teachers.”

The “Tax the Rich” scheme, initially filed in 2018, is being resurrected after the Arizona Supreme Court disallowed its placement on the ballot.The initiative is the teacher’s latest Socialist plan that sounds suspiciously akin to the slogan popularized by communist Karl Marx:

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

This is where “underpaid”teachers put their own money.* Many of those figures are in the millions. Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas’ salary is well concealed. Paid by the union, he received in excess of $400,000 in compensation each year from 2011 through 2016. That swank sum has no doubt been upgraded in the intervening years.

The 20% salary increase Arizona striking teachers, who abandoned over 840,000 students, demanded while thumbing their noses at their contractual agreements, was ultimately acquiesced to by Gov. Doug Ducey who initially said he would not cave to the demands. Then, he cunningly claimed there would be no accompanying tax increase. Ducey followed those hollow words by imposing a new, $18 car registration “fee” that all motorists will have to pay. But even that wasn’t enough to placate the educrats.

The deceptive ‘Invest in Education Act(read it) is contrived to extract an additional $500 million annually — specifically earmarked for teachers’ salaries — from higher wage earners, who already pay the highest taxes. They are the latest enemies.

Leftists conveniently forget that “the rich” supply jobs that raise up individuals and benefit families. None of them work 8 1/2 months a year as teachers do. They are the people who took risks and worked long hours to realize their dreams of entrepreneurship or professions. They are those we should aspire to emulate. The Left view them with contempt.

With the support of the radical, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, public school teachers also led the vote against Prop. 305, intended to expanded eligibility for education empowerment scholarship accounts or vouchers. The educrats organized to deny parental choice in education.

As we wrote in this fact-filled Jan. 2019 post, Educrat thugs promise “Armageddon”:

Falling prey to the teacher’s demands was foolishness personified. It’s like attempting to bribe a mobster. No amount will ever be enough.

*Follow the Money


#REDSforEd: Educrats push socialist political agenda

January 13, 2020

Teachers outpacing Dem politicians as the latest tools to turn red states blue

Arizonans were exposed to the unseemly underbelly of the unionized striking teachers’ walkout which left approximately 840,000 students abandoned for nearly two weeks just prior to the end of the 2018 school year. SRAZ extensively covered the union thugs abominable actions and 20% wage hike demands  — which they then decided wasn’t high enough for their part-time jobs.

In unison, the striking teachers donned red t-shirts emblazoned with #RedforEd and marched on the state capitol. Here at Seeing Red AZ, we dubbed their slogan #REDSforEd, in acknowledgment of the fact that, lemming-like, they were willingly led by a then-24-year-old Noah Karvelis, an eager Socialist Labor Party pawn and 2016 AZ Bernie Sanders campaign coordinator who had only a “provisional” teaching certificate having failed to complete the required history and government courses for certification. Still the teachers followed him as obediently as rats following the Piped Piper of Hamelin.

His mantra,“Teaching is political and silence is complicity,” is enough to send chills down the backs of any responsible parents. Arizona students are doing even worse on tests than their previously low scores. More than half who took the 2019 AzMERIT tests failed — for the FIFTH year in a row! This is the educrats’ highly touted program that measures what should be proficiency in student ability to comprehend basic math and reading skills. To conceal the unfathomable failure rate, they simply changed the test name to AzM2.

Sunday’s edition of Breitbart News, features an outstanding report by Michael Patrick Leahy titled,#RedforEd Founder Promoting ‘Teacher Agency’ in Politics to Academia.” Be aware there is a major concerted effort within the education establishment to flip red or purple states into the leftist blue column. If you have children or grandchildren attending public schools, be sure to read it. Knowledge is power.

Teachers unions, (check out the “party split” graphic) funded to the tune of $millions by dues paying teachers are notoriously left-wing, almost exclusively supporting liberal candidates and causes.*

*Center for Responsive Politics


AZ Republic’s selective and skewed news reporting

January 12, 2020

The rapidly deteriorating, leftist skewed local newspaper remains committed to its own demise. Its slim edition pages are rife with regurgitated reports. Reliable fall backs include the 1976 car bombing of investigative reporter Don Bolles. Yes. It was shockingly gruesome, shaking placid Arizonans to their core — nearly a half century ago.

In the 1990’s Arizonans elected women to the top state offices: Gov. Jane Dee Hull, Secretary of State Betsey Bayless, Attorney General Janet Napolitano, Treasurer Carol Springer and Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan. Although there were RINOs and a radical leftist in the mix, they gained national attention making public appearances as Arizona’s “Fab Five.” Decades later, that remains a reliable front page rehash.

The Daily Regurgitation, devoted a week’s worth of front pages written by an, “Oh no, my hair is turning gray,” columnist detailing the tortuous saga of a child who was finally removed from her mother’s custody and adopted by a family who could nurture and provide for her. The druggie mother, who lived on the streets between bunking with a succession of men, spurned help and never showed for mandatory court appearances regarding her daughter. She was described as lacking money, but had painted fingernails and smoked cigarettes, while her young daughter went hungry. 

Nowhere on the anti-Trump Arizona Republic’s pages did you read this report or anything remotely resembling these facts. Expecting to be informed by the anorexic daily is a fool’s errand and a costly one, at that.

Whistleblower: Obama Administration Sent Letters to Soleimani

The Sunday January 12, 2020 edition’s full front page and two jump pages is devoted to a skewed report of old news by Daniel Gonzalez, titled, “Sign of the times” (showing then Gov. Jan Brewer signing SB 1070 into law) subtitled, “10 years after SB 1070, what has happened to the undocumented population in Arizona?” Omitted is the fact that illegal aliens who invade our country have no legal right to be here. They are neither undocumented nor migrants. Read Number 3 in our still popular 2008 post Lingo”… a primer in reading Republicese.

The actual title of Senate Bill 1070 is “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.”


Exposing the criminal justice reform farce

January 11, 2020

We hear the words “criminal justice reform” tossed around a lot of late. Most often the tossers are Democrats, although others who should know better are also caught up in the trendy catchphrase. When boiled down to its nub, it translates to fewer penalties for criminals because, according to its advocates, minorities and males are disproportionately ensnared in the “system.”

Those who commit crimes get arrested, charged and tried, regardless of who they are. There are plenty of blue eyes in prison and interestingly, fewer Asians. The Federal Bureau of Prisons released its most recent statistics noting inmate’s race, ethnicity, gender, and sentences imposed. These numbers reflect federal incarcerations, not local jails or state prisons, which often have different demographics.

Factor in the false positives. In 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, reclassifying numerous property and drug crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. CBS Channel 13 in Sacramento reports theft under $950 is now a misdemeanor. The immediate effect? The average daily incarceration population dropped by almost 10,000 between October 2014 and January 2015. Crime didn’t go down. Criminals were simply turned back out to re-offend against law abiding public.

Radical groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center see criminality as a misnomer. They state they want to reform the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems so they operate “fairly and equitably” — to “ensure the dignity and humanity of those interacting with these systems, and to reduce the population of those jailed, detained, and incarcerated in the United States.” The dignity of victims is of no consequence.

New York State crafted new bail laws that went into effect on January 1, 2020, the brainchild of Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Pretrial detention and cash bail, considered too harsh for poor criminals, have now been eliminated for most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony cases, including some violent felonies. Crimes such as burglary, stalking, some assaults, many drug offenses — even some arson crimes and robbery — no longer require bail, which means criminals are less likely to appear for court hearings.

San Francisco, a one-time destination city, now a crime and homeless haven with human waste, rats and needles littering sidewalks, recently elected Chesa Boudin as District Attorney. The former public defender who has never prosecuted a case, fired multiple prosecutors after being sworn in. The LA Times reports Boudin heard the news that he had been elected while visiting his father in prison.

Boudin was an infant when his parents, members of the radical leftist group Weather Underground, began serving their sentences in the mid-1980s for killing three men in an armed robbery. His mother was released in 2003. His father is serving a life term.

How are such people getting elected? Here’s a memory refresher from Politico, which reported in 2016 billionaire Socialist George Soros’ under the radar commitment to overhauling the U.S. justice system.

This is serious business with drastic consequences, as is increasingly evident. 


Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee teams with Dems against Trump

January 9, 2020

Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, threw a temper tantrum worthy of a three-year-old following a lengthy Wednesday White House briefing on Iran, in which the senators were requested to be circumspect in their discussions of the issue. The words he used to describe the request were, “Insulting, unacceptable, unconstitutional and un-American.” 

Lee bizarrely stated the Trump administration’s handling of the conflict so far has moved him to support a Democrat-led effort to rein in President Donald Trump’s authority to “take the nation to war.” Lee is partnering with Hillary Clinton’s former running mate Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat.

In fact, President Trump’s decisive actions in authorizing the airstrike targeting brutal murderer Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, had exactly the opposite effect, deescalating a war scenario. During his lifetime, the ruthless Soleimani was celebrated as a “living martyr” by the Ayatollah Khamenei.

Uncharacteristically, Utah’s other senator Mitt Romney, parted company with Lee saying, “The president took action, which I think was effective in removing a terrible person who has done terrible things,” Romney said, referring to Soleimani. “And there’s great upside from that action.”

It’s worth remembering Lee, like his doppelganger former single-term Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, said he voted for independent presidential candidate and co-religionist Evan McMullin in protest of Donald Trump in 2016.

Mistakenly regarded as a conservative, Lee was reportedly on a short list being considered to fill the U. S. Supreme Court vacancy that resulted with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Federal appellate judge Brett Kavanaugh was ultimately nominated and confirmed for the position after enduring a despicable, though baseless character assassination by leftist extremists who wanted to stall the appointment and maintain the court’s Democrat majority.

If renegade Mike Lee ever wears a robe, it will be the one he dons after his shower.