Tea Party of Scottsdale, AZ
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Tea Party Scottsdale Taxed Enough Already


Diane Douglas is our Featured Speaker for May 21


Diane_Douglas.jpgTea Party Scottsdale will host Diane Douglas, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, our monthly meeting to be held Thursday, 
May 21st at Chaparral Suites, 5001 N Scottsdale Rd, Barcelona Room, Scottsdale from 6:30 PM until 8:30.

Ms. Douglas, recently elected to her position, will speak on her experiences in the new job with particular emphasis on Common Core

and her plans to modify or eliminate the program. A question and answer session will follow.

The meeting is sponsored by Tea Party Scottsdale. The public is invited. There is no charge, although a small donation to defer expenses will be appreciated.

For additional information, including Ms Douglas's Interview, visit our Events Page.

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Scottsdale Proposed Bond Issues - What the High Information Voter Needs to Know

scottsdale_city_logo.jpegScottsdale General Obligation Bond Proposal - click here for TPS High Information Voters - Scroll down to page 13 for a ranking and description of all 34 projects submitted by City Staff to the City Council for consideration.  

The Council selected 21 of these projects and rejected 13.  The 21 selected projects will appear on the ballot in November 2015 grouped into seven categories as outlined in the attached "Proposed 2015 Bond Program". Voters will be asked to approve or reject the groups rather than individual projects.

Doug Reed, TPS Scottsdale City Council Liaison, gave us the following update at our May 21 General Meeting or you can Contact him through TPS.

We will have a bond election on November 3, of this year.
There will be 7 categories with a total of 21 items for a total of $99 mil

First, a bit of history-The last successful bond election in Scottsdale was 

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Scottsdale School District Misusing Taxpayer Money

school_board_3.jpgThe Performance Audit of the Scottsdale School District, May 2015, Report no 15-206 reveals an appalling misuse & waste of taxpayer money. 

1. Administration costs: too many administrators paid too much & "the District did not accurately report its costs in its Annual Financial Reports and has misreported its costs for many years" p.3  We paid $1.6 million more than similiar districts.

Scottsdale employs Assistant Principals at the elementary level and more Information Technology employees (who are also paid $7500/yr more) than similiar districts. pp. 3-4.

2. Excessive building space & plant costs are 8% higher than similiar districts.

3. Transportation costs $1.6 million higher than similiar districts.

This audit was conducted pursuant to A.R.S. 41-1279.03 A.9.

Superintendent of Scottsdale Schools: Dr. David J. Peterson, Ed.D., J.D.  480-484-6100

School Board:

Mrs. Bonnie Sneed
480-484-6238
e-mail: bsneed@susd.org

Mr. George Jackson
480-484-6238
e-mail:
gjackson@susd.org

Ms. Kim Hartmann
480-484-6238
e-mail:
khartmann@susd.org

Barbara Perleberg
480-484-6238
e-mail:bperleberg@susd.org

Pam Kirby 
480-484-6238
e-mail: pkirby@susd.org

Here is the article in the Scottsdale Independent which includes responses by Dr Peterson, President Sneed & Board Member Kirby. 

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Councilman David Smith's Position on the Bond Issues


Dave_Smith_City_Council.jpegThe April Meeting enlightened how interesting & tangled is our Scottsdale City Council   The Council is making decisions that will affect all of us, our lifestyle and our property values.  Councilman Smith told us what they are considering and then listened to our concerns.

Read Councilman Smith's article on how he believes the Bond package can increase our home values!

All politics are local and the Federal Government may not listen to us individually, but our local government does - we are making a difference in Scottsdale and we cannot stop now.

Here is Councilman Smith's official website!

 

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How the Clintons Get Away With It

Clintons_Bonnie___Clyde.jpgThe Clintons are protected from charges of corruption by their reputation for corruption.

by Peggy Noonan, WSJ May9, 2015

I have read the Peter Schweizer book “ Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.” It is something. Because it is heavily researched and reported and soberly analyzed, it is a highly effective takedown. Because its tone is modest—Mr. Schweizer doesn’t pretend to more than he has, or take wild interpretive leaps—it is believable.

By the end I was certain of two things. A formal investigation, from Congress or the Justice Department, is needed to determine if Hillary Clinton’s State Department functioned, at least to some degree and in some cases, as a pay-for-play operation and whether the Clinton Foundation has functioned, at least in part, as a kind of high-class philanthropic slush fund.

I wonder if any aspirant for the presidency 

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Race, Politics & Lies

Thomas_Sowell_quote.jpegThomas Sowell, Townhall, May 5, 2015

Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri -- but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a fleeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina.

Totally ignored was the fact that a black policeman in Alabama fatally shot an unarmed white teenager, and was cleared of any charges, at about the same time that a white policeman was cleared of charges in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

In a world where the truth means so little, and headstrong preconceptions seem to be all that matter, what hope is there for rational words or rational behavior, much less mutual understanding across racial lines?

When the recorded fatal shooting of a 

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The Capture of Ticonderoga (1775)

Ticonderorga.jpegFort Ticonderoga was located on a key military corridor between Canada and the Hudson River.  Military supplies captured at Ticonderoga were later used to force the British to evacuate Boston.  Ethan Allen recorded the event:

“… the first systematical and bloody attempt at Lexington, to enslave America, thoroughly electrified my mind, and fully determined me to take part with my country[.]…  directions were privately sent to me… to raise the Green Mountain Boys, and, if possible, to surprise and take the fortress of Ticonderoga.  This enterprise I cheerfully undertook; and… arrived at the lake [Champlain] opposite to Ticonderoga, on the evening' of the ninth day of May, 1775, with two hundred and thirty valiant Green Mountain Boys[.]…  I landed eighty-three men near the garrison, and sent the boats back for the rear guard… but the day began to dawn, and I found myself under a necessity to attack the fort, before the rear could cross the lake…

The garrison being asleep, except the sentries, we 

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The Reverend Clyde Bowen Responds to Baltimore on Behalf of the AAARC

Clyde_Bowen.jpegIn the death of Mr Gray in Baltimore we hear of the indictment of police officers. While you debate nation of laws & criminal disobedience issues we say this:

Black lives matter is wailed! Well, 632 murders in B in the last 27 months! 95 percent Black deaths!  We presume, much more woundings,maiming, violence in general.

Where is the marching swearing, taunting, sneering for that? Where is the civil/ criminal dissent about that! 23 murders a month in Beautiful Baltimore according to FBI. Where is the community outrage over that! The people not Police should be upset because of that.

No justice no peace?

No justice no personal responsibility we say.

Learn to police yourself and each other, Baltimore!

Hands up don't shoot?  Hands up, you don't  Vote. If you do it is Democrat all the way up to  Obama. They keep silent you keep Dying. You can still carry a flat screen instead of a voter ID.

You appear to prefer the bullet to the ballet.

Opportunities you cry!

We cry to for all the deaths & pain. Get off the dole, slap that government hand away, create yourself.

 You were once Republican! Remember!

Rev Clyde Bowen

The AAARC 

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An Update on National Tea Party Patriots Efforts

TPP_logo.jpeg from Jenny Beth Martin - Here is more information about projects that they are currently working on.

Stop Congressional Exemptions from Obamacare:

Congress continues to exempt themselves and staffers from Obamacare.  Tea Party Patriots is launching a petition drive to support Senator David Vitter’s bill to force Congress to live under its own laws. Our polling about this issues suggests that individuals across the political spectrum want to end this practice hope you will consider informing your members about this project:

www.endobamacareexemption.com

Tea Party Patriots would also like to run an ad to give the American people more visibility to the Congressional Exemption.  Please click the link below to see the ad:

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/end-obamacare-exemption/

Make no mistake, we are still all in for full-repeal and will continue pushing that, but we feel like it is important for force Congress and their staffs to live under the disastrous law so that they have an even greater incentive to repeal it.

Resources from Sunday Night:

Legislative Update (PDF) (Audio)

ObamaCare Truth Squad:

If you would like to contact Chris Wright directly about his work with the ObamaCare Truth Squad please email him at cwdirect22201@yahoo.com.

Thank you,

Jenny Beth Martin and the National Support Team

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What About the Good Verses in the Quran?

via Citizen Warrior: What About the Good Verses in the Quran?

THIS IS ANOTHER in our series, Answers to Objections. You’ve probably heard someone quote “good” verses from the Quran. Bill Warner wanted to know exactly how many verses in the Quran are positive for non-Muslims, so he counted them. The answer is 245. That’s pretty good. That adds up to 4,018 words in the Quran, and comprises 2.6 percent of the total Quranic text.

But, says Warner, “in every case, the verse is followed by another verse that contradicts the ‘good’ verses.” Furthermore, except for seven verses, every “good verse” is abrogated later in the same chapter (known as a “sura”). Those seven exceptions are abrogated in later chapters.

In other words, every single one of the verses in the Quran with a positive message for non-Muslims is abrogated, leaving nothing positive for non-Muslims. Not one verse.

There’s more. Warner says, “The media emphasizes Islam’s positive verses about the People of the Book, the Jews and Christians. Even this turns out to be illusory. Christians and Jews receive the goodness of Islam only if they agree that their sacred texts are corrupt, the Koran is true, and that Mohammad is a prophet of the Christian and Jewish religion.” If they do that, they will get the blessings of Islam. Of course, if they do that, they are no longer Christians or Jews; they’re Muslims.

So there is nothing positive in the Quran for non-Muslims. Period. And there are 527 verses in the Quran that are intolerant to non-Muslims, 109 verses calling on Muslims to make war on non-Muslims.

When non-Muslims read the Quran and don’t like it, sometimes they’re accused of “having an unfavorable view of Islam” or being an Islamophobe. Or they may be simply accused of “hatred.”

But, really, what is there to like about any of this if you’re a non-Muslim?

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