The lunacy of celebrating diversity gets even loonier

April 29, 2018

Phoenix City Council votes for rainbow crosswalks

Since the inception of our nation, America has been enriched by people of various backgrounds coming to our shores to form a bond that celebrated unity. As grade school students, we were given a single dowel and asked to break it. Of course, it snapped easily in our young fingers. Then we were given several dowels corded together and found that the same task was not easily accomplished. This early lesson was intended to clearly illustrate the power of unity, which in the case of populations, needs assimilation to flourish.

But today, the bonds of unity are cast aside for the celebration of diversity — the very thing that separates us.

 Conservative intellectual Thomas Sowell, once wrote, “The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.” His 2013 column,Words that replace thought,” remains relevant.

We veer off into diversityville today to inform our readers that the liberal majority on the Phoenix City Council including Mayor Greg Stanton — also a self-identified “progressive” congressional candidate — voted unanimously to join what the Arizona Republic newspaper has described as a ”nationwide trend of painting crosswalks with a rainbow design to celebrate the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.”

Heterosexuals, who replenish our earth as God commanded in Genesis 9:7, aren’t worthy of celebration.

Until three years ago when Bruce Jenner revealed himself on the cover of Vanity Fair as “Caitlyn.” few had ever heard the word “transgender.”  Now, thanks to the liberal media, which call homosexuality aculture,” what was previously identified as deviancy, has become so mainstreamed it’s being taught as merely an alternate lifestyle in public elementary schools.

The Seattle Times picked up the crosswalk story, characterizing it as “Phoenix honors gay pride.”

Vastly outnumbered, by leftists, Republican council members Sal DiCiccio and Jim Waring chose to be absent rather than engage in the rainbow crosswalk vote.

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McCain’s family releases vague health reports

April 24, 2018

Smelling a political rat

Inspiring no confidence in the veracity of their reports that the seriously ill senator is “recovering nicely” from recent surgery, his wife Cindy and daughter Meghan appear to be engaging in more than wishful thinking. There is a deception that is obviously intended to provide cover to the fact that he severely impaired McCain does not intend to step down from the D.C. office to which he is unlikely to ever return.

Diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer last July, McCain recently underwent surgery at Scottsdale Mayo Clinic for what was described as an “intestinal infection related to diverticulitis.”

His senate office is suspiciously mum, though they continually and bizarrely post tweets and press releases under the ailing 81-year-old senator’s name.

Cindy McCain tweeted Monday that she and her husband, John, returned to their Cornville, AZ compound to enjoy sunsets.

Even the local McCain-supporting newspaper is more candid, writing, “While Cindy’s tweet suggests the senator has been released from the hospital, his office has not clarified his medical condition or confirmed his release.”

The citizens of Arizona deserve senate representation. They are getting none from either John McCain or his doppelganger, Jeff Flake, who is not running for a second term due to an 18 percent approval rating and spends his remaining time in office bashing President Trump on obliging far left networks.


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


Speaker Ryan fires parting amnesty shot at Americans

April 14, 2018

Remember when we were sold a bill of goods on wunderkind Paul Ryan? As Mitt Romney’s 2012 vice presidential running mate he was touted as a numbers cruncher extraordinaire who would bring a depth of knowledge and great insight to budget issues

With his recently announced plans to retire from Congress, few tears are being shed for the Wisconsin Representative who has spent two decades wallowing in the iffy realm of bipartisanship and accomplishing little. Conservatives view him less affectionately than liberals such as Washington state liberal Democrat Patti Murray with whom he co-authored a 2017 tax bill. Apparently he was unable to find a willing Republican Senate cosponsor.  As House Speaker, Ryan gave Donald Trump only begrudging support as the GOP presidential nominee, waffling along the way.

More egregious than Ryan’s enmity towards President Trump is his McCain-like aisle crossing to forge an amnesty scheme before he leaves Congress.  As his parting gift to America’s citizens, Ryan will push his open borders agenda during his last months in Congress, telling  media sources that he is interested in passing an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for Obama’s self-admitted, illegitimately created (video) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Childhood Arrivals” is a misnomer since there is no verification process.  The age limit is 36, ensuring more than a few are grandparents.

Breitbart News reports in a comment to Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Ryan said he would “certainly” be interested in passing a DACA amnesty before his term ends.

Ryan, who hypocritically had a fence constructed around his family estate, said that his main focus after passing a budget to keep the federal government open was to pass an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens, granting between 800,000 to 3.5 million permanent authority to stay in the U.S.

The aim of such an amnesty is ultimately rewarding illegal aliens enrolled in the program with a  pathway to U.S. citizenship, which comes with tremendous costs for American citizens. Such an amnesty would put more citizen children of illegal aliens — known as “anchor babies” — on federal welfare, while American taxpayers would be left with an estimated $26 billion bill.  Additionally, about one in five DACA illegal aliens, after an amnesty, would end up on food stamps, while at least one in seven would go on Medicaid.

The U.S. generously admits over one million legal immigrants a year —- often at the expense of American workers and students — as they compete for jobs and university placements. Ryan’s scheme would give amnestied illegal aliens the opportunity to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country, through a family reunification process known as chain migration.

A DACA amnesty will trigger a border surge that potentially triples the number of illegal aliens breaching our southern border. Since DACA’s inception, over 2,000 recipients of the program have been ejected due to criminal involvement or gang violence. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released this report detailing the extent of the gang surge last year.


AZ Gov.Ducey honors two liberals at Grand Canyon

April 5, 2018

Former U.S. Rep. Mo Udall, an Arizona Democrat from a political family, was known for his liberal views which he sold with his legendary humor. RINO McCain, lacking any sense of humor, and always bonding with far leftists, tried to force feed us liberal positions on everything from amnesty for illegals to campaign finance regulations specifically designed to mute Republican candidates.

After Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s announcement naming the newly remodeled Terminal 3 at Sky Harbor International Airport in honor of Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) John McCain, it wouldn’t be much of a leap to rename the Grand Canyon. That could be next, as talk swirls about the possibility of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey appointing himself to what is expected to be the soon to be vacant U.S. Senate seat. McCain is seriously ill, suffering from what his Mayo doctors have described as “an aggressive form of brain cancer,” and hasn’t been seen in months.

Ducey is a longtime associate and admirer of John McCain. When he arrived in Phoenix to attend Arizona State University, he worked at Hensley & Co., the Anheuser-Busch distributorship owned by Cindy Hensley McCain. and developed a long-lasting bond with the McCain’s.

Phoenix’ liberal mayor Greg Stanton, now a candidate for the U.S. House in Congressional District 9, enthused over McCain last November, as noted in our postFlying into McCain?Playing politics for all it’s worth, Stanton obviously thinks that praising the self proclaimed “Maverick,” will win him squish votes in the competitive district.

He might be on the right track. Like John McCain and Jeff Flake, Stanton endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential primary. At least Stanton, a committed liberal, ran as a Democrat and his endorsement was expected. The other two are Republicrat charlatans.


Dem Juan Mendez’candidate questionnaire plagiarized answers

March 31, 2018

Democrat unable to answer a simple election questionnaire with honesty

A new blog,Arizona Democrats Exposed, (ADE) has done a masterful job of exposing the lazy lifting of answers to a candidate questionnaire requested by the local daily newspaper.

According to ADE’s post, in 2016, the Arizona Republic sent then-State Representative Juan Mendez a candidate questionnaire to fill out while he campaigned for the Arizona Senate — an office to which he was elected. The questionnaire was intended to help constituents “vote with confidence.”

Mendez fell far short of the mark.   

A review of Mendez’s answers has found that significant portions of them were directly plagiarized from other sources  — hardly a confidence producer.  Despite his slipperiness, he was elected to the state Senate to represent District 26.

Democrat Mendez, whose district includes the Hispanic majority town of Guadalupedescribes himself on the legislative member website with these words:

“Juan is not only a lifelong member of the Arizona Democratic Party but has worked for years to contribute to our state and local Democratic Party. He has held various offices and positions as an elected Precinct and State Committee Member, Chair of the Resolutions Committee on the state level, President of the ASU Young Democrats, Treasurer and Secretary at the district level, and as a Field Organizer helping to turn out Democratic voters and elect progressive Democrats.” He refers to himself as a “first-generation Chicano.”

With all that intra-party work to keep him busy, he could conclude he was forced to sticky finger his questionnaire answers. That would be as good an answer as any — if his constituents cared.