Ducey bypasses GOP applicants, picks another Dem judge

September 15, 2019

Hands out judicial appointments to Democrats as though there were no Republicans on the vetted lists he receives from judicial selection commissions

With this hyperbolic announcement Gov. Doug Ducey, who twice ran as a Republican, boldly shows his leftist stripes by appointing yet another Democrat to the judicial bench. Superior Court Judge David Gass has been elevated to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Among the accolades Ducey heaped on his new appointee was pointing out that he “served as counsel to the Democratic Caucus of the Arizona House of Representatives and currently serves on the Maricopa County Superior Court where he has been for the past 10 years after his appointment by Governor Napolitano.” Ducey didn’t miss a trick, adding that earlier in his career, Gass “clerked for then Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Ruth McGregor,“ another Democrat.

Those are definitely credentials that warm the cockles of the Republican base, whose votes put him in office, first as state treasurer and then for two terms in the lofty ninth floor governor‘s office.

The gaseous Gass appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Justice James P. Beene to the Arizona Supreme Court. Currently, Ducey has far outpaced hyper-partisan Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano who also had an aversion to Republican judges, as SRAZ pointed out in 2007. So far during his terms, Ducey has made 26 cross-party judicial appointments — far outpacing his predecessors — leftist Napolitano at 16 or Republican Jan Brewer who jumped the political fence 7 times.

On the governor’s office home page is a box containing these words:

AtYOURService

Connect. Engage. Speak out.

Don’t kid yourself thinking the Guv actually wants to hear from you. He’s obviously still busy channeling his RINO McMentor. Ducey’s first job when he arrived in Arizona to attend ASU was working at Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship empire, which fostered a enduring friendship between Ducey, later including his wife, and the McCain’s. John McCain reveled in his “maverick” status, even bucking the Republican Party with his thumb-in-the-eye, “thumb’s down” final senate vote. (brief video.)  Ducey was an able pupil.

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Anti-police coverage dominates, predatory teachers are routine

September 2, 2019

The Hillary-endorsing, newly acquired, failing local newspaper, which gives front page prominence to what it calls “bad officer behavior” and use of “excessive force,” when police are in encounters with an increasingly hostile criminal element, is stupefyingly lax when it comes to sexual predatory teachers in our schools.

Beginning in 2009 Seeing Red AZ began covering predatory teachers, with, “The Endless Parade,” predicting in that year,Nothing wrong with these teachers a good raise in salary couldn’t fix.”

Fast forward to April 2018 where we proved to be ‘right on the money,’ with, “Teachers behaving badly demand 20% raises,” which gives the background on money that has been specifically earmarked for schools through passage of ballot propositions301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteeing more money for education, which apparently is never enough.

A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket purchases would make its way to schools.

Teachers protest and school districts hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. And just like clockwork, signs in support of bond overrides are popping up on Valley roadways, once again.

The Goldwater Institute’s VP for Litigation advised school districts the teacher’s strike and school closures were illegal, depriving more than 840,000 Arizona students of their constitutional right to an education. Still Gov. Ducey capitulated, yielding to their demands. Ducey recently applauded gifting lower in-state tuition rates for illegal aliens.

Meanwhile sexual predators with teaching credentials continue to populate our schools, betraying the trust placed in them by parents as they prey on young students. Yet the unfailingly negative focus of the leftist Arizona Republic newspaper continues to be police officers, who increasingly are in life or death situations where split second decisions must be made.

Some of our early coverage of sexual predator teachers can be seen here.


Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream

August 30, 2019

Claiming he supports President Trump, ego-driven McCarthy mounts a senate challenge to incumbent Martha McSally, who has Trump’s endorsement — setting up a needless and damaging internecine battle

Here we go again. Seeking elusive perfection, some GOP politicos who should know better, enthuse over the entrance of Daniel McCarthy, an unknown entity to muddy the waters and pave the path for a second U.S. Senate Democrat. 

First, some background: Decades of frustration with John McCain and his U.S. Senate colleague, Jon Kyl, only worsened when the duo worked overtime shoehorning the eager Republicrat U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake into Kyl’s then soon-to-be-vacant senate seat.

 “Comprehensive immigration reform” the slick term used by McCain and Kyl to conceal their goal of amnesty for illegal aliens, got double-time effort from slippery Flake, formerly a registered foreign agent who represented the African country of Namibia and a uranium mine operation with ties to Iran. As a House member, he clung to his single issue of eliminating pork projects. That contrivance evaporated with the lofty title, “senator” before his name. Flake’s campaign-based lies regarding amnesty, like those of McCain and Kyl, became so overt that even the leftist Arizona Republic called him out asa coward.” Eventually, he was reduced to a single senate term due to 18% approval ratings in his home state, wisely opting not to run for reelection.

Although President Trump supports and has endorsed incumbent Martha McSally for the U.S. Senate seat, she is not sufficiently conservative for some of our perfectionist seeking compatriots, though her stellar military career and her congressional service burnish her credentials.

 

A never-before-heard-of senate wannabe named Daniel McCarthy has now announced a McSally challenge. His credentials are nil. He has never served in the state legislature or run for any city, county or statewide office, but the rarefied air of the Potomac beckons him. The Glendale resident is in his mid-30s with four young children who presumably would benefit from having a father in their daily lives. His wife created a makeup eraser that has brought them wealth. With the brashness of a political no-nothing, he has already declared he intends to self-fund, not understanding that when you bypass donors you lack dedicated supporters with skin in the game. 

McCarthy’s arrogant entrance into the senate primary will force McSally to spend money she needs for the General Election — all but guaranteeing a win for the unchallenged liberal friend of Obama, Mr. Gabby Giffords/Mark Kelly. He has already been the recipient of Socialist billionaire George Soros’ largesse. The Soros affiliated ActBlue funding leftist candidates with radical agendas has hosted D.C. fundraisers for Kelly. Soros, who abhors national borders, obviously opposes a border wall, which McSally supports. Mark Kelly seeks to gut our Constitutionally enshrined Second Amendment rights.

National GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel unequivocally supports Martha McSally as does Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward.

 

Sen. Martha McSally is by far the superior choice. Why would Trump supporting conservatives poke their thumb in the eye of the president to whom they claim allegiance to aid an untested, showboating candidate who guarantees Arizona will have two Democrat U.S. Senators?

Using a sports analogy, political novice McCarthy’s arrogant entry into this senate race should rightfully be regarded as ‘snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.’


Just a couple of murderous “boys”

August 29, 2019

Antonio Palafox-Zermeno and Castulo Cervantes
       Photos: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Two teens being held in the wanton murders of two coffee shop employees during an armed robbery in Phoenix have been charged as adults.

Roosevelt Row artists David Bessent, 41, and Zachary Walter, 24, were senselessly shot and killed while walking home after completing their shift in the early morning hours of Oct. 5, 2018.

Antonio Palafox-Zermeno,16, and Castulo Cervantes,15, — charged with two counts of first-degree murder, armed robbery and assault — are both warmly described as “boys” by the Arizona Republic newspaper. While awaiting trial, the armed and dangerous “boys” are each being held in a Maricopa County jail on $1 million bond.


Educrats reveal full-blown Socialist creds

August 27, 2019

These are the people influencing American students

Unionist teachers are the ones who left pupils in the lurch, abandoning more than 840,000 Arizona students for over a week in 2018 as they protested for 20% pay increases for their part-time jobs. It was not by happenstance were led on their escapade by a 24-year-old, self-described Socialist, uncredentialed hip-hop music teacher.

Recently, the Chicago Tribune reported on a delegation of Chicago teachers who traveled to Socialist-led Venezuela in solidarity with the United Socialist Party government of Nicolas Maduro. The New York Post also regarded this lunacy as newsworthy. Breitbart News gave it prominence. The leftist Arizona Republic didn’t regard it as worthy of coverage. 

The fact that the citizens of Venezuela are enduring devastating hardships resulting from a hyperinflationary economic collapse is of no consequence to these teachers, who funded their trips by begging on a Go Fund Me page.

The harsh realities of Socialism describes the unimaginable conditions the people in the oil rich nation are enduring under the repressive regime.

The brainless Chicago teachers traveled to the ravaged South American nation seeking “inspiration,” while bashing the U.S. government and heaping praise on the repressive Marxist boot on the collective neck of Venezuelans.

These particular teachers are Chicago residents, but their counterparts teach in Arizona and every other state across our nation. They overtly influence American students from kindergarten through college.

The Washington Times reports on a study showing Democrat professors at leading U.S. colleges outnumber Republicans 10 to I. This is the result:

 

 


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.


Why wasn’t Obama blamed for Sandy Hook, other massacres?

August 6, 2019

In the wake of the two horrific mass shootings this past weekend, the drumbeat emanating from the left is as reliable as day following night. Regardless of how they report or discuss the unrelated slaughters of innocents, the blame is always placed at the feet of President Donald Trump.  Barack Obama was in office from Jan. 20, 2009 to Jan. 20, 2017, during which time numerous gun related killings occurred. The inconceivably horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in which 26 people were killed, including 20 six and seven year-old children, occurred two weeks into Obama’s second term.

He was never blamed.

The Arizona Republic continues on it’s politicizing rampage today:

Few things rev up radical leftwing columnist EJ Montini more than elected members of congress offering sympathy in the form of prayers or even as in the case of atheist Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema tweeting her “heart is with the people of the people of El Paso.” He derides Republicans, Congressman Andy Biggs’ and Sen. Martha McSally’s responses, calling them “lame.” What hater Montini actually wants is total obliteration of the Second Amendment.

Racist Elvia Diaz, the bigoted Linda Valdez replacement, devotes a column to asking, “Why is evil by whites excused as mental illness?”

Syndicated Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, a Trump-hater extraordinaire whose column appears in today’s Arizona Republic, writes, “Republicans have trapped us in dark age. “  It begins with these incendiary words:

“The Republican Party is the modern-day equivalent of the medieval church. It fights science. It protects ignorance. Above all, it embraces a lunatic reading of the Second Amendment so that any nut can buy a weapon that can kill a maximum number of people in a minimum amount of time.”

The horrific Boston Marathon bombing occurred on April 15, 2013, celebrated as Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, and occurred under Barack Obama‘s watch. Two Muslim brothers who immigrated with their parents from the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan diligently crafted homemade pressure cooker bombs set to detonate near the finish line. Three people, two young women and a little boy were killed, and hundreds of others were wounded, including 16 who lost limbs, one a 7-year old girl.

There were no calls to ban pressure cookers and no blame hurled at Obama — nor should there have been.

Rational Americans should question the radical left’s double standard.