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Monday, December 31, 2012

Partisanship: What's Really at Stake?

Partisanship:  What's Really at Stake?

Those who are sick of the squabbling of the so-called negotiations in Washington to avoid flying off the fiscal cliff seem to chalk it up to the pettiness of partisan politics, as if that is bad.  Maybe in many people's minds these long drawn out negotiations are all about posturing and appearance, and they may be.  Personally I am half convinced that the script was written weeks ago, and that what we are now seeing is merely kabuki theater.  Regardless however, I believe that partisan politics is more important now than it ever has been before.

Barack Obama and the liberals in Congress, over the past four years, have taken this country to the brink of constitutional catastrophe.  Leave it to an academic, however, to plumb the ultimate depths of asininity.  Legal Insurrection has the story of a Georgetown professor's opinion piece in today's New York Times, who states that America's problems are due to "...our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions..."

Like many conservatives, I have a deep foreboding that the outcome of November's election will be the kiss of death to America as we have known it, and that in another four years' time, the American landscape will be markedly changed for the worse.

You're damn right I want the conservatives in Congress to be partisan! 

For the moment, I could care less whether they are partisan out of vaingloriousness or deep devotion to the constitution of the United States, because for the moment, the stakes could not be higher.

Here's to the Battle for America in 2013.

Tags: Battle for America, partisan politics, partisanship, conservative partisanship, fiscal cliff negotiations, Legal Insurrection, New York Times.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sean Arce, Mexican American Studies Director and "Maestro of Authentic Caring" Arrested for Domestic Violence Assault, Damage and Trespassing

From  Arizona Daily Independent, via Morning in Arizona.

Sean Arce, former director of the Mexican American Studies program (formerly known as "Raza Studies") in the Tucson Unified School District, who continues to raise funds and push for the reinstatement of MAS, was arrested last month on charges of domestic violence.  His claims of having created "Barrio Pedagogy," and that he is hailed by friends as a "maestro of authentic caring", create a sharp dissonance, as Arce was arrested and booked for Domestic Violence Assault, Domestic Violence Damage, and Domestic Violence Trespassing after a series of incidents on one night last month.  The full story is worth reading and can be found here.  It involves his ex-wife getting a hyperextended elbow, some broken window glass, blood, and the police arresting him at the Starr Pass Marriott Resort and Spa where he was staying (at a minimum of $200/night).  Arce soon found himself being processed into the not-so-swanky confines of the Pima County Jail.

[BACKGROUND: MAS was group of courses taught specifically to Hispanic/Latino children along a curriculum aligned with La Raza, MEChA, and their concerted effort to reclaim "Aztlan" ("The Race's" homeland that happens to be the southwest U.S./North America/all of N and S America depending on who you're talking with). The TUSD students were being taught that they were oppressed by white men, that they could be part of a great revolution to take back control and independence over Aztlan, and that any Hispanic or Latino was not a Machismo because they are "vendidos" or traitors, fitting in with the white man's society. Other Conservative Observer AZ blog postings are Here, here, here, here and here, for starters.]

While the guilt or innocence of Sean Arce relative to domestic violence will be determined in a court of law, his lack of integrity falls squarely in line with how those within and those supporting TUSD's MAS operate.  Tucsonans United for Sound Districts (TU4SD.com), a non-partison group of parents, educators and community members with a vested interest in educating Tucson's youth put it this way: 
"...the use of a wasteful curriculum that is abhorrent to the overwhelming majority of American voters, mob actions by extremist groups in defense of their programs of indoctrination, the silencing through terror of anyone who opposes the extremists, the alliance of these extremists with overtly anti-American groups, and the misuse of public funds to support junkets and other perks for public employees."

In January 2012, the State of Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal banned TUSD's MAS based on the ruling of an Arizona administrative judge, who found that the program violated Arizona's constitution.  Specifically, the program was aimed at a single ethnic group, was divisive and racially incendiary.

MAS was still being pushed at TUSD board meetings as recently as November 27th, 2012.  MAS specifically was not on the agenda, but public commentary about MAS dominated the meeting, including a statement from Arizona CD-3 über-progressive congressidiot, Raul "boycott Arizona" Grijalva:
"A representative from U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva's office read a comment prepared by the congressman, who supported the classes and cited a recent study that showed a link between them and improved student achievement. "These successes, which would have been impossible without the MAS curriculum, can and should be repeated," he said."

Yet, from TU4SD.com:
"Mexican American students attending TUSD schools graduate at an 83% rate regardless of whether they have taken none of these classes, one of them or a half dozen of them. Proponents of MAS classes used to claim that 97% of students in the program graduated until TUSD’s own numbers blew that claim out of the water. Proponents used to claim that MAS students scored better on Arizona’s AIMS test until the tests results shared by TUSD proved that students who have never taken a single MAS class scored slightly better on the AIMS test than students who took these classes. These classes are wasteful because the fear of indoctrination has caused thousands of students who live within TUSD’s boundaries to leave the district for neighboring districts, charter schools and private schools. This has cost the district millions of dollars a year in lost state revenue and has resulted in a district that is more segregated now than it ever was."

Arce's next court action will be a pretrial hearing in Tucson City Court on Monday, Jan. 8.


Tags: Sean Arce, Tucson Unified School District, Mexican American Studies, MEChA, La Raza, Raul Grijalva, TU4SD.com.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Friday, December 28, 2012

An Email to Dwight Worley

I had a little bit of time this week, so I sent the following to Dwight Worley, the guy who calls himself a "journalist" who published the names of legal gun owners in his NY paper (EXCLUDING himself, although he is also a gun owner).  Although I cannot immediately find it, a blogger posted the names, addresses etc. of the editor and  all "journalists" at the paper and mapped it at Google.  Probaby several have by now.  Hooray for whoever it was! 

UPDATE:  It's at For What It's Worth.  Big hat tip to Innominatus.

Acting on that bit of sleuthing by a fellow blogger, I wrote as indicated.  As you can tell, I didn't put in time crafting it much.  Sometimes I knee jerk too quickly.  Anyhoo...I suggest you let Mr. Worley know what you think of his actions at any of his addresses below in red.

Mr. Worley,
 
Does publishing peoples’ names and addresses with your obvious intent at their harm seem fair and just to you?  Just like when Spike Lee tweeted George Zimmerman’s parents address So that the New Black Panthers would incite a lynch mob to attack?  Lee was wrong, and Lee had to pay dearly ( just some money, nothing important). 

So tell me, Worley, how does it feel to have all of America electronically looking up your name address, published stances on issues? Does it feel threatening?  Like you are being coerced into a very uncomfortable position?

I hope you get back tenfold what you intended for the gun owners whose privacy you raped.

Velcro
Conservative Observer AZ
 

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Tags: Dwight Worley, The Journal News/LoHud.com, Gun owner addresses, Journalists' addresses, Spike Lee, George Zimmerman.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The White House, The FBI, and Criminal Firearm Statistics

They're used to be a game show back in the 1960s called, "You Don't Say".  Their tag line was, "It's not what you say that matters, it's what you DON'T say!"  That holds true when somebody is quoting statistics, but especially when it's the mainstream media and the White House.

USA Today ran two stories today about the evils of guns.  The first story cited statistics from the FBI under the patently misleading headline, "Mass killings occur in USA once every two weeks".  OMG run for your life!  This is the kind of hysteria-seeking behavior the media is so well known for that also has the effect of encouraging copycatters to claim their 15 minutes of fame. 

The authors report doing serious research in FBI statistics to make this claim.

Here's what they don't say.  First of all, what the FBI means by "mass killings" (4 or more deaths at one crime scene not including the perp), is not the same thing that a man on the street thinks when he sees that term in a headline. But that's what you get from a couple of "journalists" with an agenda.

In spite of the article's claim to the contrary, the FBI does have statistics for 2011. Out of 12,664 homicides , there were nearly 1.5 times as many committed without a firearm as there were committed with a firearm. In 2009 and 2010, there were 1.4 times as many robberies committed without a firearm as there were with one, and in those same two years, there were nearly FOUR TIMES as many aggravated assaults committed without a firearm as there were committed with a firearm.  


Surprise!  The press and the White House are liars and spinsters.

The second article by USA Today ("President Obama appointed Vice President Biden to lead a team to develop a comprehensive strategy to combat gun violence") describes a concerned President Obama putting Vice President Joe Biden in charge (snork) of "find[ing] ways 'to reduce the epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day,'" which is another melodramatic baldfaced lie.  As stated above, violent crimes and homicides occur far more frequently without a firearm than with one.  1) A bad thing to be sure, but hardly an epidemic; 2) as the statistics show, the problem is not guns.  The problem is crime and mental illness; in short, PEOPLE! 

An epidemic of spoons wasn't what made Rosie O'Donnell fat!

Additionally, nobody is claiming that we should not try to reduce crime despite the president's assertion that there "can't be an excuse not to try."

Never let a good crisis go to waste.  --Rahm Emmanuel


Tags: Gun statistics, crime statistics, gun control, White House, FBI, mass killings.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!



White House Noose Summary

By all reports, President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is going slowly.  Concerned that eligible immigrants will not be able to financially sustain themselves while awaiting approval, Mr. Obama's creative mind has created a pilot emergency program called the Welfare Expedited Test for DREAMers.  Referring back to his being denied a "normal" upbringing, the president said that the program was based loosely on experiences he was denied in his adolescent years.  The President stated he was personally eager to track its progress.

Meanwhile, House Republicans, wanting to show their disdain for Obama's programs while at the same time appearing concerned, have put forward their own version of the amnesty program.  This would provide means for an immigrant who came to the U.S. as a child to be taken under the custodial wing of a caring Democrat.  Referred to as Custodial Action for Childhood Arrivals, or CACA, Senator Hairy Reid said flatly that the bill wasn't going anywhere, and he wasn't going to take any crap over it. 

In other news, when asked by a reporter about the president's reaction to the recent legalization of marijuana in a number of states, White House spokesman Jay Carnage coyly responded that the president was "highly" concerned about the effects of inequities between the different states (e.g., large population migrations), and was considering an executive order titled, Regulation of Extended Equity for Energy Reciprocity.  When asked what energy reciprocity was, and what it had to do with legalization of marijuana, Carnage replied that it was patently obvious and that he wasn't going to waste his time explaining banal trivialities.


Tags: DACA, White House, WET DREAMers, CACA, REEFER, Obama, Carnage, marijuana. Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Libtard Solution: More Killing!!!!

 
Calling for a shooting spree to eradicate a "gun problem" shows that liberals have less intelligence than a bag of rocks.
 
Home - by BigFurHat - December 15, 2012 - 22:30 America/New_York - 13 Comments


Will these people be arrested?
Is there equal protection under the law?
We’ll see.
See the story HERE
ht/ gracie

Don't You DARE...

Don't you DARE take the responsibility off of Adam Lanza by blaming "guns", and try to make the problem go away by making guns go away.

"Fla. caseworker stabbed to death during home visit"
"22 kids, 1 adult injured in knife attack outside Chinese school"
"Hero instructor fought son in Wyoming college bow-and-arrow murder-suicide, police say"
"Florida man stabs roommate to death for stealing food, police say"
"Pennsylvania suspect in baby, grandmother deaths allegedly tells police he lost $15,000 at casinos (knife)"
"New Mexico woman shot intruder who followed her home, deputies say" (attacked with a knife, gun saved her life)
"Police: Bloody knife recovered at Pennsylvania fiance death scene"
"Pa. woman jailed in knife and brick attack on women at son's Chuck E. Cheese party"
"Boy threatens baby sitter with knife over homework, police say"
"Police say Detroit family found dead in home by officers stabbed with knife "
"Police search for suspects after 4 people set on fire in blitz attack at Denver home"
"Mother of youth set afire in attack says after teen's conviction that family obtained justice"
"Mother of youth set afire in attack says after teen's conviction that family obtained justice"
"Anchorage woman accused of pouring gas on sleeping boyfriend, setting him afire "

And on it goes...

Get the point?  Did Rosie O'Donnell get fat because of a lack of spoon control?


Tags: CT School Shooting, Gun Control, Guns, Adam Lanza, 2nd Amendment, Rosie O'Donnell, knife deaths.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

(Warning! Velcro Rant) Napolitano: Immigrant Criminals Get Favor Over Their American Victims

Via Breitbart, from The Boston Globe.

[And the left wonders why conservatives are so angry and regard liberals as sh**heads...]

Security-minded Janet Napolitano keeps Americans in the dark - even crime victims - when she turns loose criminal non-citizen immigrants back into our society (after serving their time).

The reason they are turned loose here? Because their country of origin won't take them back.
The reason she won't identify them? Because the criminal immigrants' right to privacy outweighs the public's interest [read: safety] in knowing their identities.
About how many people are we talking about here?  Since 2008, 8,500!

Says the Globe: "But a senior Obama administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak for the agency, said the department releases more detailed information on a case by case basis when there is a significant public interest."

Really?  Who the hell gets to decide that?  Big Brother government, that's who.

Globe continues, citing the anonymous Señor official:  "...the administration has made significant strides in making the massive immigration system more open to public scrutiny, such as posting online the names of immigrants who die in immigration custody and providing a searchable database so relatives can find detainees."

That's sort of one-sided, isn't it... open to public scrutiny when it benefits the liberal narrative.  WHAT THE F*** ABOUT THE REST OF US AMERICANS, A$$HOLE?

"But the Globe contends release of the information is a matter of public safety."
No sh**, Sherlock!  Where were you when Fast and Furious was stonewalled?  Where were you when Benghazi was covered up?  Why aren't you checking out all of these Executive Orders that are quietly being issued?

But I digress.  "The government has not notified most crime victims of the release, and many released immigrants have gone on to commit new crimes, such as a criminal from Bangladesh who murdered an elderly woman in New York state last year, just weeks after immigration officials released him." 

Obama has called for all federal agencies to be more open about sharing information, saying that “in the face of doubt, openness prevails.” 

Yeah, right. 


Tags: Janet Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security, Criminal immigrants, Boston Globe.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Barack Obama's Quiet Consolidation of Power: EO 13603


The Defense Production Act of 1950 was passed by Congress at the outbreak of the Korean war.  The act gives the president authority to require industries to prioritize government contracts for the procurement of materials and supplies that were deemed critical to the national defense.  The act also gave the president authority to set up systems to allocate materials and to make them economically feasible for industry suppliers.  The intention of the act was to mobilize industry to put America back on a wartime footing for the Korean war.


However, under the act the president could not use this authority to control the distribution of any material in the civilian market unless he makes two findings: 1) that the material in question is critical and essential to national defense, and is scarce; and 2) that the requirements of national defense for the critical material cannot be met without "creating a significant dislocation of the normal distribution of such material in the civilian market to such a degree as to create appreciable hardship."


Fast forward.  On March 16, 2012, president Obama promulgated executive order 13603, titled National Defense Resources Preparedness.  The purpose of this executive order is to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 in several ways.  First, the authority granted to the president is delegated to six cabinet secretaries.  The two findings are still required, but the secretaries can make them and submit them to the president.  The Cabinet secretaries named are Agriculture, Energy, Health and Human Services, and Transportation, which have presidential authority delegated to their respective areas.  Additionally, the Secretary of Defense is delegated the authority with respect to water resources, and the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services and facilities, including construction materials.
The Defense Production Act of 1950 referred to scarce and critical materials essential to national defense.  In contrast, executive order 13603 "...shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions." The order continues, "The secretary of each resource department, when necessary, shall make the finding required [the two indicated in the defense production act]…  [and] this finding shall be submitted for the president's approval…  Upon such approval, the secretary of the resource department…  May use the authority…  To control the general distribution of any material (including applicable services) in the civilian market."

  1. The Defense Production Act of 1950 was legislation.  Obama's amendment is executive order.
  2. The Defense Production Act of 1950 was enacted because of the outbreak of war.  Obama claims to be winding down America's involvement in war.
  3. The Defense Production Act of 1950 was focused on war-critical material such as steel and aluminum.  Obama's order applies to "any material...in the civilian market."

What could possibly go wrong?

Tags: Executive Order 13603, The Defense Production Act of 1950, National Defense Resource Preparedness, President Obama.  Please mention / link to the Conservative Observer AZ. Thanks!