Monday, April 30, 2012

Supreme Court Immigration Protestors

Also known as Occupy activists.  Thanks to some video that has been forwarded to us, we can show you an example of those who were in attendance.  The favorite in the crowd was this gentleman who tried to tell those who disagreed with his point of view that they were simply ignorant of the facts.  He said, "Ignorance is not so great a shame as being unwilling to learn."  They do like to sound intelligent and smarter than everyone else.  They also like to claim that if someone doesn't share their same view, it must be because they are just ignorant and must be educated of the facts.

He then went on to tell about his idea of fixing the immigration problem which was to go after corporations.  In his own ignorance, he had no idea that the state of Arizona already had legislation enacted since early 2008 to crack down on employers who knowingly hire illegals.  Because of this legislation, Arizona has seen both a dramatic drop in the hiring of illegals as well as a significant increase in self deportation.  Other states should follow Arizona's example.  Mr. Occupy was then asked if he had made any effort to try and change the law by going to his state legislature or Congressman (Barney Frank.  Enough said).  He cited something about the Citizens United vs. FEC case.   Last we checked, that case involved allowing companies to make political contributions and had nothing to do with companies hiring illegals.

When asked who his Senators were, he obviously had no idea and decided to distract and deflect from his own ignorance by saying "What are you so afraid of?" 

video

Someone should point out to him that it wasn't Thomas Jefferson who made the quote on his poster.  It was Benjamin Franklin. 

Perhaps he meant the Jefferson quote that says,

 "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free,
it expects what never was and never will be."


Winning!


More photos and videos to come.....

Friday, April 27, 2012

1940 Census. Then And Now.

The National Archives recently posted the results of the 1940 census to compare to present day.  There has been an interesting shift particularly in the top industries.  The graphic below says a lot.  Notice the change from being mostly a manufacturing country in 1940 to a Healthcare, Education and Social Assistance heavy country. 

Is it any wonder why Unions see these sectors as their cash cow by guilting the masses into funding their power through higher taxes and mandates?




Another interesting statistic:  Marriage

1940
Men Married - 55%
Women Married - 68%

2010
Men Married - 31%
Women Married - 39%


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rewriting History: We The People.




This is a readers theater script for 4-6th graders created by a company called
We've highlighted the troubling parts that teach that our Constitution is more about Socialism than a free society. 

Script by Lorraine Griffith
A choral reading for a large group or a Reader's Theater for 7 voices.

R1: The Constitution
R2: Of the United States of America
All: We the people
R1:  The people:
R2:  First the Native American,
R3:  Then a flood of European immigrants,
R4:  Africans,
R5:  Middle Easterners,
R6:  Asian peoples,
R7:  South Americans
All:  and they keep on coming.  We the people of the United States,
R1:  The United States:
R2:  ALL 50!
R3:  From Portland, Maine, west to San Diego, California,
R4:  from Fargo, North Dakota, south to El Paso, Texas
R5:  Alaska and Hawaii
All:  We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union,
R6:  That Union seemed perfect, all of the colonies became states as well as the territories to the west,
R7:  until the southern states seceded because they wanted States Rights.
R1:  But the Civil War ended with a more perfect union of states based upon the belief that all Americans deserved the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
All:  We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, 
R2:  Even before the established United States, justice was valued.
R3:  John Adams had actually defended the British in court after they had attacked and killed colonists during the Boston Massacre.  Although he didn't believe the British cause, he still believed justice was more important than retribution.
R4:  Justice was ensured for Americans by following the fairness of John Adams in establishing a Court system beginning with local courthouses and moving up to the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
All:  We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,
R5:  There have been times when our nation's tranquility has been disturbed.
R6:  But in spite of Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941,
R7:  and as recent as the horror in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2001,
All:  we still live in a stable and peaceful country.  We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense,
R2:  The Air Force.  No one comes close!  Soar to new heights in the wild blue yonder!
R3:  The Army.  Be all you can be!  Be an army of one!  Hoo Ahh!
R4:  The Navy, Welcome aboard;  Anchors aweigh!
R1:  The Coast Guard, Protecting America, It's our job everyday!
R5:  The Marines.  The few, the proud.  Semper Fi!
All:  We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,
R7:  People's basic needs must be met in a country.
R5:  Needs for housing, education, transportation, and health care are overseen by our government system.
R6:  Labor laws ensure that people work in safe environments and that they are paid fairly for the work that they do.
All:  We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves.
R1:  Thomas Jefferson's promise of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of happiness came later for many of the peoples of our nation.
R2:  African Americans did not share the rights of whites by law until the Emancipation Proclamation signed in 1863.
R3:  Women did not share in the rights of men to vote or own property until 1920 when the Suffrage Act was ratified.
All:  We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves.
R1:  That's you and me!
R2-3: And our children!
R4-7: And our children's children.
R1-7:  And their children too!
All:  We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
R5:  The Constitution of the United States of America has stood the test of time.
R6:  Although it was signed on September 17, 1787, it still stands as a ruling document of laws, ensuring our rights and liberties that we still enjoy today.
R7:  And so, let us proclaim once again for all the world to hear...
R1:  The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America.
R2-3:  We the people of the United States,
R2,3,4,5:  in order to form a more perfect Union,
R2,3,4,5,6: establish justice, insure domestic tranquility.
R1-7: provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,
All:  and secure the blessings of liberty, to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

From the author:




My children love this piece! Taking an historical document and annotating it, is a great way to



teach the meaning behind the familiar words. The children were very proud of themselves for memorizing
the preamble in the process of learning the script. During a performance for parents on the last part, they
all looked up at the audience and recited the preamble from memory. It was very effective.





If you loved the theater number, you'll love this song that is promoted in schools called


We The People.

We the people, every color.
We the people, every voice.
We the people, every chapter.
We the people, every country.
We the people, every age.
We the people, every body.
We the people, no slavery.
We the people, no hunger.
We the people, no poverty.
We the people, no tyranny.
We the people, no pollution.
We the people, no cruelty.
We the people, free to speak.
We the people, free to learn.
We the people, free to vote.
We the people, free to choose.
We love people.  Our humanity.
We love people.  Our one humanity.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Quote Of The Day: John Adams

John Adams in a letter to Thomas Jefferson April 6, 1796

"Corruption in Elections has heretofore destroyed all Elective Governments.  What Regulations or Precautions may be devised to prevent it in the future, I am content with you to leave Posterity to consider.  You and I shall go to the Kingdom of the just with Hearts pure and hands clean of all Corruption in elections;
 so much I firmly believe."


John Adams to his wife, Abigail 1777

"Posterity!  You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom!  I hope you will make good use of it!  If you do not, I shall repent it in heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it."

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Citizen Journalists. Doing The Work the MSM Refuses To Do

We've heard all about Occupy Wallstreet, women's reproductive rights, racism accusations, evil corporations, and the Buffett rule.

What we HAVEN'T heard about, are the stories reporting on the shocking evidence of forgery regarding Obama's Government issued documents.




Saturday, April 21, 2012

What Has Jerry Lewis Been Up To Lately?

Surprise visits to the Mesa Latino Diversity Event in January:


Winning "Man of the year" awards.


Participating on panels for the Arizona Emerging Latino Vote Conference in February 2012 sponsored by the Arizona Latino Research Enterprise (ALRE) and the Raul Castro Institute.
(Seen sitting with Phoenix City Councilman Daniel. Valenzuela)


The ALRE website lists those groups joining the Latino Voter Turnout Pledge which includes several leftist organizations such as:




Valle del Sol, Inc. (Hispanic advocacy organization)
Arizona Advocacy Network (advocates to keep "clean elections")
Somos America Coalition  (Founded by activist Lydia Guzman/helping Tom Perez from the US DOJ on the lawsuit against Arizona's SB1070 and Joe Arpaio)
ACLU Arizona
Raul Castro Institute (Founded by Janet Napolitano)
Arizona Center for Empowerment  (AFL-CIO)
Border Action Network  (Open borders protestors)
Arizona Hispanic Community Forum (advocacy group focusing on Hispanic human rights issues)
Mi Familia Vota (Board of Directors are members of SEIU/United Auto Workers Unions)
Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ (Alinsky's IAF)
Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition Educational Fund
Promise Arizona (Helped canvass to get Jerry Lewis get elected)
Puente (Sponsored boycott on Arizona)
Maricopa County Democratic Party
Arizona Democratic Party
Chicanos Por La Causa 
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens
Arizona Latino Commission
It should be noted that the Republican Party was also on the list which we suspect is why Mr. Lewis was invited.  This is how the left works.  Include a couple of token Republicans who don't recognize they are being used in order to give the illusion of a bipartisan effort.
And, of course, voting NO on bills that would permit employers NOT to include coverage for contraception to employees if the employer has a religious objection. 

But other than that...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Moveon.org 99% Training Videos From Around The Country

99% Advertisement for 99% Spring non-violent, direct action


Training the Trainers

At about 11:00 minutes into the video, they discuss the REAL story of Rosa Parks.


99% Spring Training:  Philadelphia
"Power in numbers going up against power with money."

More from Philadelphia  (Progressive Activist, Frank Arcoleo)
Trainer admits that goal is to get out the base and to persuade others (educate them) to vote for Obama.  (beginning of video and then again around 23 minutes)
(29 minutes)  "You're going to be able to say these in your sleep.  Middle class families are struggling. The rich get richer.  Wall Street speculators wrecked the economy." 

At 37 minutes, Arcoleo advised, "Don't feel like you've gotta know everything all the time.  It's good to have deeper knowledge....most of the time, just being able to say, 'Hey, guess what?  For the last 30 years, middle class has done nothing and the rich have gotten richer.'   That's a powerful statement!"

At 45:30 he says, "When framing any kind of issue or discussion, it's very important to have villains and heroes.  People really do connect with them.  It may be unfortunate that we as humans are wired that way, but they become very simple when we have a villain to connect with and say, 'Ah HA!  That's what's bad!' and a hero....that's perfect, right?"


4/14/12 99 Spring Training - Bob and Kerri (Occupy Hawaii)

Video tape your civil disobedience.  (oh, we know.) 

Ann Arbor Michigan presenting Chase Bank with a tax bill

Dallas Training

99% Training role playing

99% Training role playing (banking)


IUE-CWA - 99% Spring Training 

Flashback to 2008 Election.  Moveon.org training for Obama

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Tax Day! Speaking Of Taxes....Texas "Poll Tax" Update

We did an entry that discussed the left's excuse that government issued voter ID was equated to a "Poll Tax" and suppresses the turnout of those minority voters and tries to make sure that white Republicans rule the state.


There must not be THAT many who have had their vote suppressed considering sixteen counties in Texas appear to have more registered voters on their rolls as of 2010 than qualified citizens of voting age.

So, would that be considered a "surplus"?

Ex-prosecutors To Holder: Charge Arpaio Or Exonerate Him

What a wild coincidence that the four people who recently penned a letter to the DOJ's Eric Holder are the SAME four people who attended the forum last week sponsored by Randy Parraz's Citizens for a Better Arizona.  It's almost like it was planned or something.

Former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton, former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard,
former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley and former
 Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon sent a two-page letter to Holder
late Friday asking him to expedite a conclusion to the probe.

Charlton and Romley are Republicans. Goddard and Gordon are Democrats.


Remember.....it has to look like a bipartisan effort.







Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Training 101

(A special thanks to our guest blogger today for sharing their recent experience at a Moveon.org Training meeting.)

I attended a recent Moveon.org sponsored 99% Spring Training event. I wanted to give some insight as to what happened at my particular training.

There were two moderators for our training. One was a woman whose personal narrative was that of a former bakery owner who was forced out of business by evil corporations. The other was a young man who graduated from college yet feels disenfranchised because he can't find a job that pays better than minimum wage.

Others in attendance were people representing the Green Party, the Democratic Socialists of America, various other local factions of Moveon.org and the Occupy movement as well as a State Legislator who happened to be in all of my breakout groups. Many were openly willing to define themselves as progressives and for "single payer" healthcare. What was more interesting was that most of those in attendance were probably the hippies of the 60's. Only now, they are grandmas and grandpas.

Before the training began, we spent 15 minutes discussing the "ground rules". What was fair? (Weren't we adults?) We determined that we had to show respect for others and that those who wanted to make a comment had to do so within a three minute time limit. We then spent another couple of minutes trying to determine who would actually get out a watch and keep track.

In order to get our attention after each of the many breakout and role playing groups, the moderators would clap a rhythmic pattern, over and over. Some around the room even commented on the juvenile behavior. What was even MORE annoying was the fact that everything the moderators said came straight from a prepared script that they read. Word for word. The statements, the questions, and even the answers they would expect to hear were pre printed for them. When someone gave an answer, they would refer to their script to see if it was on the list. Any answer that was not mentioned but on the list, was then read to the group.

I found a copy of the script.

Once the rules were out of the way, we watched a video of all of the different "stories" behind the 99% movement. "We ARE the 99%". It talked about what led up to the 99% movement starting with the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) up through the 1980's under Reagan and his anti union position, the 1990s when jobs were shipped overseas, to 2006 with the protests over illegal immigration and then to the recalls in Wisconsin over collective bargaining.

"We want a different kind of democracy and we want it now."

We then created small groups and discussed our own personal stories. It was exactly like the tactic I have read so much about with community organizing. Everyone has an agenda that they have been affected by yet somehow, we are supposed to come together for the greater good. We agree to help one group if they will agree to help the other. When we were done discussing our problems, the moderator began to ask whose story was affected by:

Healthcare? (most everyone raised their hands)
Housing? (a few responded)
Debt? (a few others)

When he got to the subject of racism, sexism and immigration, not a SINGLE hand went up. In fact, the moderator looked shocked and said, "Oh wow. Really? No one for racism or sexism?"

Of course, after having these issues shoved down our throats for the last two months, in their own little bubble, I would imagine this reaction might have come as a bit of a shock. The training booklet even mentioned that "the 1% appeal to racism, sexism and homophobia to keep us fighting each other. They say that immigrants are to blame for unemployment rates...."

So, it must be true.


We then created lists which were nothing but self-loathing and bitter resentments.

WE ARE:

- Over qualified and under paid
- Uninsured
- Disabled
- Angry
- Terrified

WE ARE STRUGGLING WITH:

- Healthcare
- Unemployment
- Inept/corrupt politicians
- Lack of voice
- Clean air and edible food
- Corrupt corporations
- Greed
- Discrimination

OUR NEW FUTURE:

- Liberty for all
- Sustainable economy
- Good jobs/secure for all
- Single payer health care
- Democracy
- Social justice
- People and environment working together
- Economic justice
- Tolerance
- Equity in education
- Publicly funded elections


We then broke out into groups again and were given a large sheet of paper. We were told to create our ideal town sometime in the future and draw what it would look like.

The first thing our group drew was a park which took up 1/4 of the page. Next to the park was a school with, of course, solar panels. We then decided we needed a wind farm off in the distance.  The next building we put in our town was a credit union which was next door to the city hall. You might be wondering where the companies are that employ people who produce something rather than those that are takers and dependent on tax dollars. After all, we had a city daycare. Don't hold your breath. Next, we made sure to have an urban garden. We made sure to put it right next to the school so as to make sure the children were fed well. And, if we had an urban garden, we naturally needed to have a farmers market. We then drew in a "SINGLE PAYER" hospital which was right next to the Women's Center.   But before we could draw in some low income housing developments, the moderators began going around to the groups wearing stickers on their shirts that said, "Walmart", "Dick Cheney" and "Exxon". They took their own pen and drew in a big building as they told us how important a Walmart would be in our town. The evildoers then started to tear up parts of our town (seen in the top left corner of the paper). Other groups clued in to the action and began standing up, linking arms, and yelling to prevent them from destroying their perfect, communistic, utopian society.

We then started to discuss non violent, direct action.

This is what they consider "non violent, direct action".

We discussed how it made us feel. Which means we created another list.

- Like war
- Like being ripped off (no pun intended)
- Not many stood up at first
- Felt snuck up on

We then were subject to another propaganda video called


It was a shorter version of a documentary which features radical leftists such as Bernie Sanders, Van Jones, Deepak Bhargava, Jakad Imani from the Ella Baker Foundation (started by Van Jones), and Maryland Congresswoman, Donna Edwards.

The film also had an interesting quote by Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism who said about the Occupy movement, "Challenging of the populous way, challenging huge payouts, these are beginning signs of people who are waking up slowly and I call it EVOLUTIONARY RECONSTRUCTION. Building from the bottom. Challenging from the top. This is a long-term rebuilding of an entire basis of a system and that's a hard thing for people to grasp."


The movie discussed Rosa Parks and almost mockingly bragged that she wasn't the little spinster that we have been taught in school who was just tired from a long days work and didn't want to give up her seat. Rather, she was trained in "non violent" action at the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee. The bus incident wasn't random and spontaneous. They said, "did you really think someone just happened to be there with a camera to take her picture?"

Van Jones claimed that black people who suffered after Hurricane Katrina were purposely not fed a single morsel of food because of their skin color.

Deepak Bhargava stated that there are two kinds of power. Organized money and organized people.

We then discussed the difference between civil disobedience and non violent, direct action. Civil disobedience was different because it means disobeying "unjust" laws. Non violent, direct action implies simply resistance and noncooperation. It also sounds safer and more inviting so that you can encourage participation from women and young children which broadens your base and increases your numbers. Numbers are important. What is interesting is that the packet they handed out which lists non violent, direct action ideas includes: disguised disobedience, civil disobedience of "illegitimate" laws, civil disobedience of "neutral" laws.

The booklet also states that so long as everyone in your group agrees to and understands their own rules and have a shared definition of non violent, direct action, then that will be the standard for the group. One group may think yelling obscenities is a form of violence while others may think clipping a lock on a foreclosed home or seizing someones assets is not violent and completely acceptable.  This gives them leeway to excuse what they are REALLY doing which is domestic terrorism.

Next, we talked strategy. Plan number one was to choose our words carefully. Instead of saying, "war", "fight" or even things like "minimum wage" we should instead say, "solidarity", "unity", "diversity" and "living wage". Then, we needed to pin point specific "values". These include (another list):

- Health care as a right
- Work dignity for all
- Living wage
- Care for most vulnerable
- Income equality
- Education equality


Once you have your action item, you then need to begin the recruitment process. This was the big push at the training meeting as well as during a follow up conference call. In fact, there really wasn't a lot of "training" so much as "Here's how we combine our efforts. Here's our scheduled events. Now, go out and recruit people." We were asked to devote at least 1 hour per week to recruiting others. In the conference call that followed, we were told, "Numbers is what will give our numbers power. Numbers is what powers to be are afraid of."

The next step was pulling off your operation with your new recruits.

Finally, it was important to involve the media. There is an online training course with tutorials on how to contact and utilize the media. Your operation must have publicity. They even include tips on writing news releases and advisories. There is also a link to the CODE PINK website with tips on getting news coverage. If media does not show up to your event, you are encouraged to call them from the event itself. This became evident on the night of the Moveon.org tax day rally when the local news station only showed those at the Moveon event (and even interviewed one of the moderators of our training course!) yet didn't cover the TEA party rally that took place 15 miles away.


In the end, I was left feeling almost sad for those who were there. They seemed so angry and defeated. While I shared my personal story which included student loans, housing value decline and job loss, they all nodded their heads in pity and said that my issues were a clear example as to why we needed to fundamentally change our country. While my personal story was actually true, I have NEVER felt that someone owed me anything. The choices I made were mine and mine alone. For those events that were out of my control, I knew that it was my choice to determine how I would react. I CHOSE to look at my situation as an opportunity for growth and learning. I have never asked for a handout. I have never taken government assistance. My wife and I planned well in advance for these kinds of life changing events so that when we were faced with them head on, we didn't feel fearful, but rather, we were prepared.

The Occupy movement which has been co-opted by Moveon.org preys on people's emotions and deep seeded anger. It will only survive so long as they can get people to focus on all of the negatives and personal grievances rather than tell people they CAN have hope. They CAN strive for something better. To use Obama's own campaign slogan, "hope and change" and "yes we can!"...those who feel defeated need to know that they can hope that they can change their life story for the better. That kind of "hope and change" and "yes I can!" attitude can only come from within and not from government.


You can view their training videos here. One of the training videos has Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards (also in The Heist movie) who is helping in a role play exercise on how to gang up on speak to your elected leaders using a small delegation with specific parts to play as you voice your concern about an issue.

More training opportunities can be found here.

Welcome to the 99% Spring Online Training

You are about to join 100,000 of us gathering in homes, places of worship, on campuses and in the streets to train and prepare ourselves for non-violent direct action.
This spring we are joining together to reclaim our country through action, one neighborhood at a time.

April 17: Tax day
April 24: Wells Fargo Shareholder meeting, San Francisco
April 25: 1T Day: Breaking the Link between Higher Education and the Banks on the day student loan debt passes $1 Trillion
April 26: GE Shareholder meeting, Detroit
May 1: May Day (support Occupy and Immigrant Rights Groups
May 3: Verizon shareholder meeting
May 5: Connect the Dots
May 9: Bank of America Shareholder meeting, North Carolina
May 24: Sallie Mae Shareholder meeting, Delaware
June 1: Walmart Shareholder meeting, Arkansas

There will also be a "March for Justice" protest on April 25th in Phoenix (Filmore and Central) to protest SB1070 and the Supreme Court Hearing. It is sponsored by the Alabama Student Group and Puente (who brought you the boycott Arizona march). Moveon.org is simply "supporting" the march. Remember... you rub my back, I'll rub yours.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Political Recipe For Disaster

Mix 1 Steve "I-sued-the-state-of-Arizona-over-Employer-sanctions-laws" Chucri flambe sponsored by Jon.Kyl
Garnish with another endorsement for Kirk Adams and reduce heat to a slow simmer.



Finely chop 1 part Chicken with 1/2 part Quayle and mix until well blended.



Turn up the heat and bake with special guest,
John "I-don't-know-if-he-supports-me-or-not" McCain until al dente.



To eliminate any unsavory aftertaste, serve a la mode.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kyrene Education Association. Just Another Alinsky IAF Affiliate

We previously exposed two Alinsky IAF affiliates in the Mesa Unified School District.  One is the Mesa Education Association and the other is the MESPA (Mesa Education Support Personnel for the Mesa Public Schools).

There appears to be yet another IAF affiliate in our Public education system.  This time, it is in the Kyrene School District in Tempe.



The current president is Erin Kirchoff.  On her Facebook page, she is a fan of groups such as:

Moveon.org, AZ Working Families, 1 million strong against Michele Bachmann, Arizona Progress, Obama for America-Arizona, One Voice Community Center, ONE Community, Barack Obama, Terry Goddard, Kyrsten Sinema, Ed Ableser, David Schapira, NoH8 Campaign, Center for Progressive Leadership (training course that Raquel Teran and Lilia Alvarez attended.  Board members include Progressives Kyrsten Sinema and Chad Campbell), AZ Democrat party, Human Rights Campaign.


Also, according to their meeting minutes, they received a visit from the lead organizer of the IAF Valley Interfaith Project affiliate, Joe Rubio in January 2010.  He "emphasized the necessity of all people who care about education to become involved in the effort to educate the electorate on the history of Arizona's decline in education funding".


You get the picture.


Within the KEA is a Human and Civil Rights Committee.  It is headed by Kinora Hernandez.   The mission statement says the committee is

...comprised of Kyrene teachers who are passionate about
making sure ALL students and staff in Kyrene are treated fairly
and with respect. 
The committee develops policies and activities to support our strategic objective to advance racial, economic,
and gender equity in Kyrene schools.



The committee sponsors two events each year. 


It sounds like a nice idea.  Except for the fact that it implies that our children are incapable of making friends and good choices on their own and that all children are inherently bullies.

"Mix it up day" is sponsored by Tolerance.org which was founded by the Southern Poverty Law Center.


Tolerance.org sounds so...very...tolerant.  Their mission statement:

"Dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations,
and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children."


They include teaching kits for teachers which are geared towards specific grade levels.  These kits include subjects such as:

American Civil Rights Movement:  A Time for Justice


Bullied:  A Student, A School, and a Case That Made History
(a documentary film that chronicles one student's ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies.  It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and High School.)

Viva La Causa
(The Delano strike and grape boycott led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta)





In an agenda for the KEA, they discussed ideas on how to incorporate "no name calling" into the curriculum.  Ideas they came up with included:


Do something simple:  Have students sign No Name-calling Pledge sheets or wear stickers to pledge that they will not bully (basically, teachers bully kids into pledging they won't be bullies)


Social Studies:  Have students generate a survey about bullying and administer their survey to a specific number of students in the school. (use kids to bully and pressure other kids to promote your agenda)


Math:  Create math problems.  For example, If 15% of the students in a class of 27 do not come to school because they fear they will be bullied while at school, how many students would be missing?


Language Arts:  Write poems, narratives and enter in the Creative Impressions Contest sponsored by nonamecalling.org


Art:  Create pieces that reflect feelings generated by bullying.  Enter in the Creative Impressions Contest sponsored by nonamecalling.org.


Who is nonamecalling.org?


Their sponsors include:

Amnesty International, Anti-defamation league, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Colage - Children of Lesbian and Gays Everywhere, Girl Scouts of the USA, Jewish Mosaic-the National Center for Sex and Gender Diversity, National Conference for Community and Justice, NEA, National Urban League, OUThistory.org, Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.



Based on the meeting minutes, the focus of the KEA is to promote Democrats in elections (like Penny Kotterman, David Schapira), encourage teachers and others to vote for every bond override proposal and education money-focused Propositions (like Prop 100), support continued funding for all day kindergarten, any legislative actions that affect teachers, teacher salaries and days off for sick time or vacations. 




visit the KEA Youtube page for more insight.

And The Award Goes To...

Randy. Parraz!  Mr. Parraz received an award by the LD18 Democrats for his role in the Russell Pearce recall.


Not to be left out,
Ken. Smith (left) and Jerry. Lewis (right) received "Man of the Year" awards for their efforts in ousting Senator Pearce.  Mr. Smith was one of the "Mormon lawyers" that the Parraz people talked about who helped in the recall efforts.


We know how Mr. Smith feels about the new Pearce challenger, Bob. Worsley.

He wrote a glowing public endorsement which we thought sounded awfully familiar.


March 2012
By Ken. Smith

     Bob Worsley is a very close friend of mine who just announced that he has decided to run for State Senator in the newly redrawn District 25. It is expected that Russell Pearce will announce later that he will run against Bob. I have known and worked with Bob for over seven years. I hand-picked him to take my place on the Citrus Heights High Council when I was called as a Branch President and later to take my place as the Branch President of the Arboleda Branch when it was split. Bob is a very kind, brilliant man with a vision. He excels at solving problems. Bob will use his business and accounting background to help fix Arizona’s economy and bring more jobs to AZ. A strong economy will fix a myriad of State problems, from unemployment to education. Bob’s wife Kristie shines. Minyon and I endorse Bob and Kristie 100% and hope you will support them as well. If you are willing to endorse Bob, please let me know by way of email (ken@smithalstonlaw.com) and I get your name(s) to his campaign. Together, we can keep our state heading in the right direction. I will also help be raising money for Bob. If you can make a contribution, please let me know and I will help make the arrangements. For me and my house, we will make the sacrifice and max out for this good man.



From the Arizona Capitol Times:
August 4th, 2011
By Ken. Smith

Jerry Lewis is a class act. He is inteligent (sic) and honest. He wants the State to focus on jobs, the economy and education. Unlike his opponent, he has spent his entire career in the private sector and knows how to balance a budget and work well with others. Moreover, unlike his opponent, he was never fired by the DMV for corruption. LD 18 can play a big role in turning our State’s reputation and economy around. For me and my house, we are supporting Jerry. 

It's nice to see they are continuing the same strategy of playing the religion card.  They must not have been reprimanded for their blatant use of the LDS church the first time around.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rick Romley Pals Around With Parraz And Other Liberal Leftists

It is widely known that Andrew Thomas and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (particularly Don Stapley and Mary Rose Wilcox) engaged in a high-profile feud which began in 2008.

It ended with the disbarment of Andrew Thomas.

In April 2010, the Board of Supervisors appointed Rick Romley as the Interim Maricopa County Attorney when Andrew Thomas resigned to run for Arizona Attorney General.

Which brings us to today.
We discovered last week that Romley participated on a panel for an event sponsored by the same group who headed the Russell Pearce recall effort and constantly harasses Joe Arpaio, Citizens for a Better Arizona.  It now seems a whole lot clearer as to WHY he accepted the invitation. 


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Here's a preview of what Romley said:

"Let me first thank Chad, Randy and Julie for this.  It's a true, true privilege.  When Randy asked me to be on the panel, I of course, said 'yes'.  It's a true honor and he asked me to speak on the Department of Justice regarding the violations of civil rights....(Joe Arpaio's office)"

He then went on to list his recommendations for the DOJ:

1.  The longer it takes for the DOJ to investigate, they lose credibility.

"Joe Arpaio is masterful at manipulating the media in such a way that we begin to lose sight of what it is about.  I know this for a fact because it's what he did when I was County Attorney."

2.  No more negotiations.

"It's time the public become aware of the specifics of the allegations that are out there.  And only with that transparency, we as a nation, as a community, can stand up and say, 'this is NOT acceptable'.  That transparency, regardless of the cost, and I say to the Obama administration, I know it will be expensive, regardless of the cost, it's better to go to court to stop the lies that continue to come out of the Sheriff's office and now the County Attorney's office."

Also in attendance;

Paul.Castanada from the AFL-CIO, Roberto. Reveles (immigration activist who donated to CBA and Senator Jerry Lewis), Lilia.Alvarez (purported wife of Randy.Parraz and running against Kunasek for the Board of Supervisors) and of course, the self-proclaimed token "Republican", Chad.Snow.




Raquel.Teran didn't miss the opportunity to hit the campaign trail to attend the meeting sporting what appears to be her "Raquel.Teran for Senate" pin.  Standing on the right is Brian.Barabe, one of the founders of Parraz's first organizations to oust Senator Pearce called "East Valley Patriots for American Values".



Of course, Parraz and token "Republican" Snow wouldn't miss out on a photo op with their friend,
Board of Supervisor Mary Rose.Wilcox.  Notice the photo on display in the background.




Romley talking to another self-proclaimed "Republican" Paula.Pennypacker.




Sunday, April 8, 2012

Serving Up More Adams Endorsements

Congratulations to Kirk Adams for his most recent endorsements
from the Town of Gilbert.

One of his newest endorsements comes from Steve "Capture-The-Revenue-Stream" Urie, who never met a tax increase he didn't like.  In fact, we're pretty sure he voted for every single one of them all the way up to the moment he knew he would run for the legislature.  That was when he became Conservative for a day and voted against sending Prop 406 to the ballot.  Mr. Urie is so financially savvy that he spent 80% of his own money to fund his 2010 legislature campaign.  He should probably avoid emphasizing the fact that much of the outside money he DID receive, came from unions.  Just one term later, he decided to run for a more lucrative six-figure and "less of a commute" position as Justice of the Peace.   

"Driving 55 miles round trip every day is not my idea of fun.
I'm literally in the car at 6:30 a.m. and often don't get home until 8 p.m."


It does beg the question,

Didn't he know the job requirements beforehand? 


Let's not forget that it was Urie who referred to the Conservative slate who tried to run against him in 2007 as "too radical".  But, he didn't stop there.  He went on to say,

"This is a time Gilbert can ill avoid a political
 swing to the far radical right,
because it will have ramifications for the rest of our days here.
I don't think you could recover from it."


And what a treat to have the support of union endorsed Les Presmyk.  He was kind enough to leave the citizens of the Town of Gilbert the gift that will keep on giving when he voted for the Zinke land deal.  Sure, it was a little overpriced, but really, what's a few couple of tens of millions of dollars when you can just raise people's taxes to make up the difference?  It's what every fiscally responsible elected official would do.  Mr. Presmyk also pushed for a 1% use tax which passed by a 5 to 2 vote.  It was also Mr. Presmyk who claimed that the Gilbert Prop 406 sales tax increase he voted for while on the Town Council didn't pass by the citizens "because the town didn't let people know how important it was." 

Something else that didn't pass?  His re-election bid.

Speaking of being voted out,  Joan Krueger was also a supporter of the Zinke land deal.  She also was a fan of the infamous tax increase.  In fact, she explained in 2009,


"We don't have enough money to pay for the lifestyle
that we've enjoyed so far."

 
Ms. Krueger was also supported by unions.


So, Kirk Adams is serving up endorsements from people who:

- Raised taxes
- Were supported by unions
- Voted for outrageous land deals, strapping the taxpayers with the bill
- Refer to Conservatives as "radicals"
- Were voted out of office

Endorsements you can stick a fork in.