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  • Arizona Teacher Makes Students Recite Gender-Neutral Version Of Declaration Of Independence

    09/23/2017 2:47:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    InternationalBusinessTimes ^ | 09/21/17 | DANIELA COBOS
    An Arizona mother spoke out against her son’s 4th-grade teacher having students recite an altered version of the Declaration of Independence in class, reported Arizona ABC-affiliate KNXV Wednesday. The Salk Elementary School teacher replaced the word “men” with “humans” whenever it appeared in the Declaration. The mother, Elizabeth Vaillancourt, posted about the teacher’s actions on her Facebook account, including a photo of the altered Declaration of Independence. In one of the comments, she also provided the number of the superintendent Mr. McCord and encouraged people to contact him and complain. “Zev’s teacher has this hanging in the classroom can anyone...
  • Uncertainty over Trump infrastructure plan jeopardizes transit projects, jobs

    09/22/2017 10:14:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 9, 2017 | Damian Paletta and Mike Debonis (WaPost)
    Dozens of public transit projects around the country are in danger of stalling as the White House's plan to boost U.S. infrastructure fails to gain momentum - with thousands of jobs at risk. The uncertainty over these projects has worsened in recent days as President Donald Trump - who had vowed to make the week's focus infrastructure - faced a series of distractions, including a congressional hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey. The president, who had called for $1 trillion in new infrastructure programs to create millions of jobs, now faces an increasing probability that not only will his...
  • Tucson Pays for Scofflaw Actions to Destroy Guns

    09/22/2017 12:49:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In September, 2017, the City of Tucson taxpayers agreed to pay the State of Arizona for the legal fees required to stop the City Council from violating State law.  The Council had required that legal, valuable firearms be destroyed rather than sold for the benefit of the public. Even liberal academics understand that is a waste of valuable resources. In 2012, Arizona made the wasteful practice of destroying valuable firearms illegal for local governments.From AZCDL.org: This legislation was a follow-up to a 2010 law that required forfeited firearms to be sold to authorized dealers and not be scrapped. Unfortunately, there...
  • Arizona Supreme Court rules both spouses in same-sex marriages have parental rights

    09/19/2017 5:53:40 PM PDT · by Coronal · 21 replies
    12 News ^ | September 19 2017 | Bob Christie
    PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court says a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to parental rights under the U.S. Constitution even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights. Tuesday's ruling says U.S. Supreme Court precedent requires same-sex couples be afforded the same "constellation of benefits" as straight couples.
  • Meghan McCain / Thoughts On Her Dad and His Replacement

    09/15/2017 5:53:49 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 104 replies
    My own thoughts | 09/15/2017 | Doughtyone for Free Republic
    On Friday, October 10th, 2008, John McCain was giving a presentation at one of his rallies.  During this rally, an attendee stood up and asked a question about then candidate Senator Barack Obama.  LINK McCain responded at length admonishing her for the premise she had presented about Obama, when she said she feared an Obama presidency. During his presentation, he told her, the other attendees, and citizens around the nation that they had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency. It was essentially an endorsement.  Anyone aprehensive about an Obama presidency was told not to have any fear.  This was effectively...
  • Tucson Stops Illegal Destruction of Firearms, Grudgingly Follows The Law

    09/15/2017 1:35:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The City Council of Tucson has finally been forced to stop their irrational violation of state law. For years the city council has been destroying valuable property that could have been sold for the benefit of the public. Instead, they insisted on expensive destruction for political grandstanding.Since 2013 they have ordered 4,820 guns to be destroyed, conservatively valued at between $500,000 and $1,000,000. Guns sold at auction by police routinely bring $100 – $200. One gun destroyed by the city is claimed to have been a rare collectible valued at $10,000. A Colt Python in mint condition turned in...
  • A taste of Bavaria Oktoberfest launches the community into old-world traditions

    09/11/2017 6:15:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Oompah-pah bands, brats and beer gave Sierra Vista a taste of Bavaria Friday and Saturday during the 22nd annual Oktoberfest. As the Sierra Vista Community Band filled the beer garden with such festive German favorites as the Chicken Dance, Beer Barrell Polka, Happy Wanderer and Hamburger Waltz on Friday, parents and youngsters danced along. Manuel Garcia and his 7-year-old granddaughter were particularly fond of the Chicken Dance. “I lived in Heidelberg for three years and really enjoyed Oktoberfest celebrations while I was there,” he said. “I’m sure my Chicken Dance could use a little work, but my...
  • Bisbee, the haunted Eerie encounters

    09/10/2017 8:14:35 AM PDT · by SandRat · 46 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    BISBEE — Believe it or not, Bisbee has some amazing ghost stories, a few of which are so interesting that they'll be aired nationally on an upcoming tv show. These tales of spirits are told everyday either by longtime locals or employees of haunted businesses. Steven Reed, the general manager of the Copper Queen Hotel, said there are about 2,400 pages of written ghost encounters inside of the hotel’s eight guest books. Most guests have penned only their first names — and sometimes their room numbers — to identify themselves. One encounter includes the experience of a young girl named...
  • Iraqi pilot killed in training crash near Fort Thomas

    09/09/2017 9:29:33 AM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | David Bell and Ronald Arrellin Jr. Eastern Arizona Courier
    FORT THOMAS — For the second time in two years, an Iraqi jet crashed during a training mission above the Arizona desert, killing its pilot. According to 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts, public information officer with the 162nd Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard, an F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in Fort Thomas at about 3 p.m. The crash was in the vicinity of Blackrock Road, near the shooting range. “The pilot was doing a routine training mission in that area,” Roberts told Eastern Arizona Courier. Cause of the crash has not yet been released. An interim safety investigation board has...
  • Find the facts Sharing the stories of territorial Tombstone

    09/09/2017 9:02:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    OMBSTONE — What was it like to be a soldier in the country’s post-Civil War frontier forts? Perhaps Lt. Col. Josias King summed it up best when he wrote, “We are about 1,000 miles from nowhere excepting it be the verges of Hell…” Historical accounts of soldiers from the mid- to late-1800s — the trials, tribulations and sacrifices, as well as the significant roles they played in pacifying the west — are some of the stories that are likely to be shared through Tombstone Territorial Days, on Sept. 16 and 17. This year’s theme — Five Flags Over Arizona —...
  • AZ State Rep Calls Out McCain: 'He Needs to Show My Constituents More Respect'

    09/04/2017 6:03:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Arizona state Rep. Bob Thorpe called out Sen. John McCain Saturday for failing to show his constituents respect. Thorpe said McCain’s criticism of President Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was unwarranted, given that his predecessor pardoned a record 1,927. Moreover, he argued, Arpaio was convicted of following state and federal laws regarding immigration enforcement—Obama’s pardons on the on the hand included people who revealed national secrets and broke financial fraud laws as well as narcotics laws. The Arizona Republican said he can forgive McCain for “slandering Arpaio by pushing the false narrative that he was found...
  • Arpaio flouts laws so he's a perfect fit for a Trump pardon(Barf Alert)

    09/02/2017 2:55:23 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 2nd September 2017 | David Blake Knox
    THE first presidential pardon of Donald Trump’s administration was granted this week to a former sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona. In July, 85-year-old Joe Arpaio had been found guilty by a federal court of criminal contempt, and he was due to be sentenced next month. His pardon was unusual in several respects, not least because it came at such an early stage of Trump’s presidency. However, it was not unexpected: Arpaio had been a prominent supporter of Trump throughout the presidential campaign. The two men seem to have a lot common. They both view themselves as archetypal Alpha males. They...
  • MOVING TO TUCSON FROM NYC

    09/01/2017 12:09:48 PM PDT · by HateBill · 80 replies
    SELF
    Long-time freeper relocating from 110% Dem. voting district (you know what I mean) in Brooklyn to a Tucson development with one of the largest (if not the largest) Republican clubs in America (learned about it on FR about a decade ago!). So sick of running into people who insult Trump continuously, just assuming I'm of like mind because I don't wear a swastika or other Nazi paraphernalia. Was inspired by recent thread started by freeper moving to Phoenix. BTW, I know it's hot!
  • Federal judge to hear arguments regarding Sheriff Joe Arpaio in October

    09/01/2017 7:11:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — A federal judge will hear arguments in October over whether she should set aside the criminal contempt of court conviction of Joe Arpaio. In a brief order late Tuesday, Judge Susan Bolton vacated the scheduled Oct. 5 sentencing of the former Maricopa County sheriff. That followed last week's pardon issued by President Trump. But Bolton, who found the sheriff guilty of ignoring an order by fellow Judge Murray Snow, put off a separate bid filed by Arpaio's lawyers on Monday to overturn her finding of guilt, a move that would legally wipe out any legal record he had...
  • Republicans Are Not Gonna Be Able to Hide in 2018

    08/30/2017 5:02:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 30, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Todd in Grand Island, New York. It’s great to have you on the program. You’re next, sir. How’s it going? CALLER: What an honor to speak to you. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done. RUSH: I appreciate that. CALLER: For everything you do. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: I had to get right to my point in reference to the 2018 elections. You made a point saying that if the Democrats win 3% of what Donald Trump — in the margin of 3% error if Donald Trump (unintelligible) and the Democrats win those seats, and also if...
  • Annual exercise may delay fort access Full scale force protection exercise

    08/30/2017 7:13:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Tanja Linton, Fort Huachuca media relations officer
    FORT HUACHUCA — In order to be trained and ready for an unexpected emergency event, Fort Huachuca conducts its annual Antiterrorism and Force Protection Full-Scale Exercise Sept. 7. All personnel and visitors should be aware of possible increased security measures and delays at access control points, to include Fort Huachuca gates, during the exercise. There may be traffic delays. Everyone is asked to plan accordingly and give full cooperation. While we make every effort to limit the amount of disruption to organizational missions and services to our customers, knowledge gained through this exercise is critical to the installation remaining prepared...
  • Sen. Flake Losing to Dr Kelli Ward

    08/29/2017 7:54:57 PM PDT · by ak267 · 33 replies
    The Still Report ^ | 8-29-2017 | Bill Still
    Good morning, I’m still reporting on: Sen. Flake Losing to Dr Kelli Ward, 1770 Synopsis: Never-Trumper Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona will face a significant primary challenge one year from yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Flake, who has low popularity in Arizona due to his very liberal immigration stance as well as his opposition to all things Trump, is now being walloped in the latest poll by osteopath Kelli Ward. In a sampling of 500 likely Republican households by JMC analytics, Flake trailed Dr. Ward by a 26-point margin – 21 to 47 for Ward with 29% undecided. An astounding...
  • Yikes: Kelli Ward 47, Jeff Flake 21 in Arizona primary poll (Way outside margin of error)

    08/29/2017 7:14:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2017 | AllahPundit
    Right, right, “it’s just one poll.” But it isn’t. A few weeks ago, PPP had Flake’s approval rating in Arizona a breezy 18/63 overall, including 22/57 among Republicans. JMC Analytics, the firm responsible for this new survey, has him at 22/67 among Republicans. So intense is anti-Flake sentiment among Arizona GOPers in the wake of his feud with Trump that Kelli Ward, a comparatively weak candidate, has more than doubled him up here.It’d be unusual for a youngish incumbent not to run for reelection in the belief that he can’t possibly win. U.S. senators are, by definition, good at...
  • Vanity: Preparing to move to Phoenix

    08/29/2017 1:35:04 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 118 replies
    self | self
    We are looking to relocate from Columbus, Georgia to Phoenix, Arizona. Two members of my family suffer from the local pollen and humid weather. We also need to be closer to traditional Catholic Latin Mass and Sacraments. Wonderful as Columbus is culturally and politically (in the region, not the city proper), there aren't a lot of local traditional Catholic resources. I have been stymied in my attempts to even get so much as an interview for the jobs I apply for online. Presently, I work in IT (storage/servers/backup) in the financial industry. My skills are not cutting edge and I...
  • Joe Arpaio may challenge Jeff Flake for Arizona Senate seat: Exclusive

    08/28/2017 9:31:36 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    After receiving President Trump's first pardon, Joe Arpaio's plans have gone from possible prison to book-writing, speeches and potentially another run for office in Arizona, with Sen. Jeff Flake's seat one opportunity he is eyeing. The former Maricopa County sheriff told the Washington Examiner he's upset at negative reaction to the Friday pardon, and that he feels Republican politicians are insufficiently supportive of the president, who he calls a great man. "I could run for mayor, I could run for legislator, I could run for Senate," Arpaio said Monday. One particular race, however, is likely to gain significant attention: the...