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December 27, 2012

“Isn’t it rich. Isn’t it queer.”

Late Night Musings while Listening to Beethoven’s 9th:

  • Barry/Barrack Hussein Sorterro/Obama is the first (half-)black American President.  This is the best we could do?  Martin Luther King, Jr., would have to rewrite his dream to where kids are known only for the color of their skin and not for the content of their character. But he is the king of hyphens.
  •  That kids in Michigan cannot buy fake, bubble gum cigarettes but they can purchase real ones anywhere.  I guess the Internet sale of bubble gum will soon be banned in Michigan.
  • That folks in the state of Washington have banned smoking in public.  But the use of Marijuana is okay.  There must be something in the water up there and it better than Olympia beer.
  • The good folks in the government/union schools of Philadelphia installed condom dispensers in several of their high schools.  This was done in the dead of night, during Christmas vacation.  It was quietly announced on a Friday night. Hmmm.  They say that parents are to be blamed if the kids take these condoms without mom and dad’s permission.  And while the dispensers are in the nurse’s office or school office, they won’t be monitored.  Students will be on the honor system apparently.  This is worse than giving a loaded gun to a six-year-old.  Here’s a real weapon of mass destruction.  These folks are destroying the moral integrity of their own children.  But they say, “It’s for the kids.”

A German pastor announced that he believes that Jesus would have a Facebook account were He here today.  “Mein Gott in Himmel.  Ich denke nicht!”  (I don’t think so.)  Jesus didn’t send a message, he sent himself.  He didn’t wire ahead to Jerusalem, he road into town on the back of an ass.  He didn’t send gifts to the wedding at Cana; he came in person.   Presence is much more important than presents.  Our problems stem from our hiding behind technology–it’s hidden, it’s impersonal, it’s empty.  When the batteries drain, when the power fails, when the lights go out–all we have is each other.

Remember:  a network is NOT a community.

The vast majority of these were written by college graduates.  That should tell you something about the state of education in the USA.

  • You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.
  • Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.
  • A seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.
  • The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.
  • Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while some slothful behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.
  • The government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).
  • Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.
  • Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.
  • The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.
  • You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iPhones, TV’s and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars).
  • Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself somehow makes you “safe”.
  • You have to have your parent’s signature to go on a school field trip or take an aspirin at school but not to get an abortion.
  • An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.
  • You need a license to drive a car, or ID to cash a check, or take out a loan.  But not to VOTE.  Somehow that’s unfair.

It was reported that one large city in America was handing out cell phones with 250 prepaid minutes to the homeless.  They justified this campaign because the recipients were literally “homeless.”

Wouldn’t it make a lot more sense to give the homeless a roll of quarters?  It would be a lot cheaper.  And if they need more quarters for phone calls to potential employers, all they have to do is document how they used the previous roll: whom they called, when, to whom did they speak and what was the job they were seeking.

Another solution might be to give them a personal 800 code number they can use to make “free” calls to potential employers.  If they want to phone, they’ll find a phone.

These technological give-aways (cellphones or shoes) don’t address the issue–they only exacerbate them.  If you give a man a fish, you feed him for today.  If you teach her how to fish you feed her for a life time.

It’s time to fish or cut bait.

Cory Booker, mayor of a large New Jersey city, declared that welfare checks and cell phone programs are NOT government give-aways, but a safety net.  I once knew and worked briefly with Cory Booker and had respect for his attempts to help people.  But this video cracks that support; he seems to be selling his soul piece by piece to the latest Mephistopheles.  If he cannot distinguish honestly between a safety net and a hand-out, then he is doomed to the nether world of the Democrats.

My gosh, Cory.  When I was in the circus and fell from the high-wire act, I thanked God for the safety net beneath.  My fall was stopped.  But here’s the difference: a safety net has an exit. You eventually get off.  It catches you on the way down so you can bounce up.  What exists are there from the food stamp program?  None.  What incentives are there to get better, to exit the program, to bounce back, to rejoin the human race?  None. There used to be.  But your lord and dictator removed all of those avenues of respect and recuperation.

Let’s see… from whence does the food stamp program come?  The government.  What is the source of the revenues to pay for his program?  The government.  Where does the government get its money?  From taxes.  Whom does it tax?  You and me.  There is no program that collects funds voluntarily or by mandate specifically for food stamps.  There’s no box to check on one’s income tax that says “contribution for food stamps, check here.”  If there are no expectations, no encouragements, no end in site, it cannot be a safety net.  If each citizen doesn’t decide, then the government has stepped in.  Therefore… IT’S A HANDOUT.

What would happen if there was a box on your income tax form that said: “Check here if you would like to pay an additional $28 in taxes to fund the Food Stamp Program.”  Do you honestly think there would be more than $56 in the fund?

Truth is universal, regardless of the participants.  To enslave any people is wrong whether it’s done with chains, education/indoctrination or cell phones.

Business solution for the 21st Century.  Post a sign on your front door: “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.  Just because you come in doesn’t mean we have to sell it to you.”

Three Benghazi questions that haven’t been asked:

  • Who wanted Ambassador Stevens killed?
  • Who benefits from his death?
  • Who has the power to cover it up?

What’s the cost of maintaining an Army?  It’s the same as the first rule in Economics: Supply and Demand.  The cost of maintaining an army is to maintain an enemy.  If there is no enemy… you get the picture.

Which is more harmful to your health?  A plane full of cell phone talkers or a plane full of smokers? You be the judge

Only in America.

  •  Could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund-raising event.
  • Could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black.
  • Could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (head of our Treasury Dept) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes for American citizens.
  • Can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have our media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
  • Would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens.
  • Could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”
  • Could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
  • Could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more than it has per year for total spending of $7 million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.
  • Could the “rich” people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

Dear Teachers:

I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no person should witness. Gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates.

So I am suspicious of education. My request is: help your students become more human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, or educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.    –Haim G. Ginott

 

**”Send in the Clowns” is a song by Stephen Sondheim from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music.

Isn’t it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air..
Where are the clowns?

Isn’t it bliss?
Don’t you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can’t move…
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.

Just when I’d stopped opening doors,
Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours.
Making my entrance again with my usual flair
Sure of my lines…
No one is there.

Don’t you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you’d want what I want…
Sorry, my dear!
And where are the clowns
Send in the clowns
Don’t bother, they’re here.

Isn’t it rich?
Isn’t it queer?
Losing my timing this late in my career.
And where are the clowns?
There ought to be clowns…
Well, maybe next year.

 

 

December 15, 2012

Evil Came to Connecticut and Into Our World

Evil came to Connecticut and our world yesterday.  Evil and violence killed more than 20 children.  I pray to God for those kids and for their families.  The grief we all feel surpasses the joys associated with this season.  Evil came to Connecticut and to our world.

As tragic as this situation was, as absolutely unfathomable the pain and suffering that comes with the loss of a child, as gut-wrenching our concerns may be, we all need to stop.  We need to mourn, individually and collectively.  We need to account for this loss.  We need to pray to God, however you believe imageshim to be or not.  But this is surely not the time for politics.

But some of our leaders have made it so.

When one consoles another, one comments on the loss, on the evil apparent in the world today, on the tragic shock to all of us—but especially to the parents, and on our prayers of support for the hell through which these families are passing. We offer support and love.

One doesn’t then add that “we’ve all suffered too many of these tragedies,” then list that history and then add, “We need to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics.”

My God, how brazen is this person. Nothing is sacred to him. Not even the lives and deaths of children. Evil came into our world yesterday.

December 4, 2012

Where’s the budget?

Filed under: Civics,Good Administration,Government,Obama,Uncategorized — by Robert @ 11:08 am

Forget the so-called “fiscal cliff.”  Forget sequestration.  Forget the media-attention-getting animosities of congressional debates.  Forget the political-correctness drivel oozing from the lips of the Pharoah.  How in the world can anyone consider a “plan” for the future without knowing the reality of today?  How in the world can you plan your time and your resources without knowing what’s in the bank?  Simply said, “You can’t.”  So the realquestion, Mr. Soetoro/Obama is, “Where’s the budget?”

Now we all know that the big BO will obfuscate, suborn, jive and shuffle his way out of this budget thing by noting that there is nothing in the
Constitution that requires him to provide one. Actually, he’s correct there (and that’s a first!).  Seemingly, then, he’s off the hook and off to the races with our credit card.  His behavior and that of his wife, let alone all his czars, remind me of a newly-minted adolescent, recently free from the bondage

of home, family, and parental guidance, free to explore the world at whim, and possessing a credit card for the first time.  But the problem is that the citizens of the US are the co-signers on that card.  He might wind up in Hawaii, living the life of Soetoro, but the rest of 

 

us will still be down on thefarm, slaving to pay off the debt incurred in his reckless pursuit of narcissistic dreams of power and pleasure.  Ain’t freedom wonderful?

But he cannot ignore six laws of the land which do apply:

  1. Budget and Accounting Act.
  2. Congressional Budget Act.
  3. Antideficiency Act.
  4. Impoundment Control Act.
  5. Government Performance and Results Act.
  6. Federal Credit Reform Act.

If BO doesn’t first provide a budget proposal to Congress, fire him.  If Congress (the Senate) doesn’t enact a budget, fire them.  If leadership cannot adhere to the will of the people, fire them.

A contemporary  comedian once noted that the most sacred document in any home is the checkbook.  It tells what you’ll do withten dollars and what
you’ll do for ten dollars.

Transparency demands that we have a budget.

Change demands that we have a budget, one in which we can all live.

Hope demands that we have a budget.

Let’s get with the program or throw the bums out.

 

November 14, 2012

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – Saturday Musings

Filed under: American,Civics,Elections,Government,Obama — by Robert @ 8:32 am
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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – Saturday Musings

A house divided cannot stand.  I was reminded of this piece of scripture during the recent election cycle.  All the signs suggest that we are no longer the “united” states of America.  We are the divided states of America.  It reminds me of the folklore about the indian father teaching his son about choice.  He teaches his son that every person has a battle going on inside, one to do the good, one to do evil.  One is hard because it requires one to be brave and often stand alone.  The other is easy because it simply means following the crowd.  But one leads to freedom and the other to slavery.  He explains that one is like the deer and the other is like the wolf.  The young brave asks his father, “Which one wins?”  The father responds, “The one that you feed.”

For me there are three pillars to America: The Constitution, “E Pluribus Unum,” and “In God We Trust.”  These are like the three legs on a milking stool.  When all three are present you cannot fall.  But if one of the legs is missing, you can balance things for a while, but once you tire you fall.  Likewise, with two legs missing, it’s only a matter of time before you collapse to the ground.

The Constitution clearly delineates the three branches of our government (administrative, legislative, and judiciary) and their respective roles and limits.  Those limits have been usurped or ignored. We have an executive making law and enforcing little, a judiciary seeking to rewrite history, and a legislature that fails to represent the people and exercise appropriate authority (such as impeachment).

We have allowed splinter and subversive organizations to dictate to the American people just what “God” means and where and when His name may or may not be proclaimed.  It’s time to buy back that sacred honor and it may require the spilt blood of tyrants and heroes.

Finally, “E Pluribus Unum,” a lowly and simple phrase embossed on the back of every red cent in America, stands for a marvelous worldview: from the many is made one.  In the recent electioneering cycle we all saw both sides to e pluribus unum.  One side said to vote for the “one”—vote for America.  That’s what we all have in common.  Americans don’t have or need hyphenated names.  Honor your roots and heritage, of course, but you are an American now.  That’s what we have in common.  That’s the good we seek.  The other side said “vote for the pluribus”—for the many—vote for the you.  Groups were identified and splintered: Jews and Catholics, men and women, religious and not, southern and northern, old and young, rich and poor, black and white and all shades in between.

One side pushed to help us see the magnificent contribution that each of us makes to the good of the whole.  One side distributed gifts to mark distinctions, separate people and ultimately make slaves—at least of their decisions, if not in fact.

Sandy Aftermath – I wrote earlier about the abominable and absurd actions by union officials in New Jersey turning away volunteered help to assist them in cleanup operations in their state.  Why?  Because they were non-union.  As I noted then, that’s like watching your house burn down and refusing to use your neighbor’s hose because it wasn’t union made.  Like so much of our government, union works have outlived their usefulness and are now toxic to life in America.

Then there’s the case of the volunteers from Tennessee who came to the shores of New Jersey to offer solace, care, food and shelter where they could.  They were turned away.  They were told that there was no place for them to set up. One of those backhoes could have cleared a spot in ten minutes—and people would have been fed.  Was it that these good Samaritans were from a religious organization?   That’s a union with which they’ll eventually have to contend.

Now New York is going to ask the military to help with electrical restoration.  But they’re not union as well.

Louisiana citizens appeal to Secede – That’s right.  The day after the election some citizens from Louisiana got together and started a petition drive to secede from the union—they want to form a government in keeping with the Constitution, obviously not the one they now experience.  They’re not alone.  Texas has tried that—twice… but for different reasons and in different times.  I think we experienced a civil war over this issue once before.  Maybe the south has right reason on their side this time.

In its narcissistic largesse, the Whitehouse (aka: Barry Soetero) added a website to “address” just such movements.  And the Whitehouse defines the rules: there’s a deadline date and there’s a minimum number of signatures necessary.  The clincher is that a signature is not valid without an e-mail address.  And you know what that means with this administration.

Imagine that!  A website where you can address your government on issues of concern.  Wow!

  • What about press conferences that spew out lies, don’t allow non-payola pundits and reporters, or simply don’t allow questions at all?
  • What about all the stone-walling over Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the real reasons why Petraeus was fired, the secret deals with the UN and Iran?

But we have a website now.  Wow!

General Petraeus is fired – You could see this coming a block away, and especially AFTER the election.He’s fired supposedly because of an illicit affair. Imagine that.  General Eisenhower had an affair and he went on to become President of the United States.  J. Edgar Hoover (of FBI fame) practiced a cross-dressing predatory homosexual lifestyle and used his office to mask his secret life, former President Clinton had a calendar of affairs in the White House even as he cried to the American people, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”  He continued in office.  And now we have the Petraeus affair.

Is Obama getting rid of Petraeus the way he got rid of Stevens?  Only this firing cannot be masked by a video or spontaneous demonstration.

Eric Holder fails to disclose his Wife’s abortion clinic – “Fails to disclose” is political double-talk for “he lied.” If this is true, I cannot wait to see what the IRS does about it.  But Eric Holder is the Attorney General.  And his family deals in death.  His wife doesn’t just work there, she’s part owner.  The wife of the attorney general is part-owner in a death factory.  They are dealers in death.  Fast and Furious, then, must not have been a far reach for this Attorney General.  Five will get you ten that there will be more fall out from the IRS than justice.

November 2, 2012

New Jersey Wake Up: Sandy was a non-union Storm

Filed under: Government,Uncategorized — by Robert @ 10:51 am
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It’s absolutely stunning to find out that help was refused in New Jersey because they were non-union. Power company officials drove hundreds of miles on their dime to help their neighbors and they were turned away.  I’ve got news for the folks of New Jersey: Sandy was a non-union storm.  She didn’t pick and choose among those on the ground as to whose house should stand or fall. She struck.  But officials in New Jersey are particularly selective about the help that’s offered.  That’s kind of like watching your house burn to the ground because your neighbor’s water hose wasn’t union made.  This pales compared to stupidity.

This does speak to the power of unions and to the idiocy of continuing to allow these non-representative agencies control so much of our lives.

When you are in a position of public trust, such as air traffic controllers, municipal officials, teachers in government schools, fire officials, police, etc., unions should not be involved. Why?  The trust has to be extended to ALL the public, not just some of them.  When you insert a union in the mix, you insert yet another agency between the employees and the people they serve.  And union folks are not elected by the folks-at-large; they only represent certain of the public.  Remember, all these government employees are YOUR employees, not the union’s.  As a citizen you have the authority and should have the power to say “yea” or “nay” to more of them, the quality of their work, and the content of their curriculum.  It’s a government of the people, not the unions.

If the power company unions say “no” to honest offerings of assistance in a catastrophe, what in the world are they dictating to your kids in school?   Think about it.

October 31, 2012

Who would want the Ambassador dead?

 

“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.” – Winston Churchill 

Benghazi is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.  But there are facts and there is a key.

Four very brave Americans died in Libya.

The enigma includes the painted confusion of various media reports, accusations and denials of who said what, when, where, and how.  High-ranking government officials were watching a live-feed real-time transmission of the events that killed these fine citizens—for up to nine hours! Help was just down the road.  There were enough troops and fire-power to takeout the entire city.  An armed drone might even have been air-born at the time.  But they never got the go-ahead to help.  They were told to “Stand Down.”  That literally means, “Sit down and shut up.”  (The last time I remember such an order to CIA operatives was in Dallas Texas in November of 1963.) A navy vice admiral and Army General were relieved of duty for attempting to help the besieged embassy staff.  Cries for help went out months before, days before and during the heat of battle—at least three times.  Help was watching but help didn’t come. Why?  It’s almost as if it was planned that way.

The shroud of mystery grows with every passing moment because we are all awash in the political double-speak, spin, deceit and lies; not once or twice, but for weeks.  There was even an apology by President Hussein Obama to Libya.  For what?  Even Secretary Clinton promises to the parents of one slain hero, “We’ll get that guy who made that video.”  But what drives the mystery deeper is now the silence.  A new “iron curtain” of silence exists between American citizens and Barrack Obama (and by extension, his entire administration).  Film-film, who has the film?  Forget the film. Whistle-blowers are being penalized and punished for telling the truth and living up to their oath to defend the Constitution from all assaults, foreign and now domestic.  But Americans have died and no one helped.  Maybe the real terrorist wasn’t foreign at all.  Maybe he was domestic.  Why did they ignore the warnings and the pleas?  Why were soldiers told to stand down?  Why did they lie about it when everything seemed to go so wrong?  Why try to hide an attack inside a protest (that’s like trying to hide an elephant inside a mouse).  What’s the truth?  It was planned, but by whom.

The riddle, however, is simple, just like the truth. And there is a key.  We need to step outside the box the media and government has given us to argue and believe, hopefully to contain our minds and our souls, and ask a simple question.  It’s unfortunate, depressing and seemingly harsh, but we do have to ask a very earnest question that nobody’s asking, “ Is there someone who wanted Ambassador Stevens dead?”

Speculation abounds that the ambassador’s death was in retribution for Obama’s previous bombing attack in which Libyan nationals and others were killed from a distance.  This illegal and unauthorized war may have precipitated more hatred for America (and by inclusion, hatred of Barrack Hussein Obama), but I don’t believe it was the reason for the firefight at the Embassy.  You see, the embassy attack was organized, planned and executed at a specific target.

The types of weapons used (mortars, grenade launchers, etc.) are not the typical scoot and shoot weapons that one sees in the movies.  One doesn’t just run in, prop up a mortar or grenade launcher like you would a shoulder-mounted bazooka of WWII vintage or its modern derivative, the RPG.  In order for mortar fire to be as accurate as the one at Benghazi, one has to determine range and distance equivalents in advance.  The evidence suggests that the shots fired at the embassy were dead-on in more ways than one.  This accuracy was neither happenstance nor accidental luck in the heat of battle.  The sites and geometry of these attacks had to be established, probably 24 hours earlier.  In other words, there was intelligence involved and planning.  We have the where, how and some of the who.  But why now?

Who else might want the ambassador dead?

It sure looks like this is another “Fast and Furious” deal that went bad.  And the Ambassador was duped, hung out to dry and was killed.  God Rest His Soul.

Why?  In a passion to prove one’s ego in the land of his people, Obama’s administration had the Ambassador broker a gun-running operation with supposed-Libyans in BO’s desire to take out Gadaffi.  After all, “he” took out Bin Laden in May.  Here’s a potential second feather in his cap.  Guns were supplied by the US (who else) and Gadaffi was killed (October).  But this “operation” wasn’t the spontaneous uprising of Libyan nationals wanting their country back to secure Democracy.  Just like Benghazi, this was a planned, intelligent attack by none other than Al Qaeda. Last time I looked, Al Qaeda is the very reason over 100,000 troops are fighting there.  But we decide to give them weapons.  Sound familiar?   Here’s where “Fast and Furious” became “Fear and Feckless.”

Instead of those same weapons staying in the hands of these “freedom loving Libyans,” they disappear—just like in Arizona.  They wind up on a ship going to Syria, but not directly.  This ship was heading for Turkey.  That way they could slip this armament to their friends for yet another “spontaneous demonstration” – this time from both ends of Israel.  But I think something went wrong in the process.

Maybe Ambassador Stevens found out about the Al Qaeda connection and wanted to put an end to this.  Maybe he found out that the weapons were on their way to Syria via Turkey.  Maybe that’s why he and the Turkish Ambassador were meeting in that hot spot and on such a perilous date.  Maybe Stevens wanted to short-circuit the delivery.  It was urgent that he speak to the representative of the people of Turkey. “Hell is coming and I’m afraid I sent them.”

It’s conceivable that the planned exchange was recorded.  Folks knew in advance where Stevens would be.  Folks knew to wait for Turkey’s emissary to leave (a hit with them together would make an obvious link for a few true news organizations).  It Stevens meets with the emissary and this is the story he tells, then it will get out that the US is responsible not just for the chaos in Libya, but not Syria, soon to be Lebanon and God knows where else.  The link to Washington has to be broken.

The key is this: the Ambassador and three other heroic Americans are dead.  Who wanted him/them dead?

 “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”    Barrack Obama, Audacity of Hope

September 28, 2012

Michelle Obama’s Food War Should Start in the Teacher’s Lounge

The recent hoopla over Michelle’s Obama’s campaign about school lunches is an appropriate response to a failed attempt to inflict hypocritical expectations on a captive audience (the students).  She should have started in the teacher’s lounge.

Schools are supposed to be places of learning.  That’s what’s advertised.  After all, “it’s for the children.”  But the curricular mush that’s offered in today’s government/union schools is a far cry from the great notions once taught about the wonders of Western Civilization.  These schools seem to spend most of their time on politically-correct issues that decry the fundamentals like reading, writing and arithmetic.  If they did spend their time with those fundamentals, the national test scores would reflect it.  As it is, current testing shows a demonstrable failure.  And it’s getting worse.  Kids get “A’s” in feeling good and political naiveté, but they still can’t read at the 12th grade level.

The best way to influence character is to demonstrate it, model it and teach common sense. But as Voltaire once said, “Common sense is the least common of all the senses.”

Obesity is a problem in America.  But the cause is not the school lunch program.  It’s the very culture that is promoted in schools to begin with.  Have you noticed your child’s “physical education” programs recently?  Only two years of a four-year curriculum are required.  Sports participating can be used in lieu of any PE requirements.  But that’s sports.  Students can take a six week course during the summer to offset requirements during the (10 month) school year.  Options out.  Options out.  Options out.  The curriculum just doesn’t cut it either.  If you keep giving students excuses and opt-outs, no wonder they wonder

There’s a culture on which focus needs attention.  In schools, that culture starts with the example provided by the instructors.  If students see you lie, they lie.  If students witness cheating and fraud, they learn that it’s ok as long as you don’t get caught.  When they witness adults defaming one another, students learn that it’s ok to slam another with no repercussions.  And they surely see a lot of that on most of the media today.   And it comes from the top down.  Case in point: seventeen teachers and administrators were caught red-handed changing test scores in order to falsify gains made.  What happened to them?  Nothing.  Did they loose their teaching licenses and pensions?  No.   What’s a student to do?

When the government instituted the famous D.A.R.E. programs, they also instituted the now infamous Drug-Free Schools campaign.  It was simple: no drugs are allowed on this campus.  It made sense.  It seemed simple enough.  But did it apply to the caffeine-laden Pepsi’s and Coke’s, coffee, tea or cigarettes in the teacher’s lounge?  Of course not.  “Do as I say, not as I do.”

Now Michelle Obama wants to impose standards to the kids that don’t apply to the teachers.  Note the picture of the recent teacher’s strike in Chicago.  The teachers’ union should impose regulations about the health and well-being of their teachers BEFORE they preach to the students.  Ben Franklin once wrote, “A good example is the best sermon.

Public schools become abortion mills

It has been reported in several sources that at least 13 New York City schools are now in the abortion business.  It seems that Planned Parenthood has its dream come true. They’ve gotten to kids as young as 13 and provided them with the means to kill their own offspring.  And they can do all this without their parents’ knowledge and/or permission.

Some New York City schools are providing their student-wards with morning-after contraceptives. This euphemistic descriptor really means that the pill provided destroys any possible human embryo within 72 hours of sexual intercourse.  Imagine that: 13 year olds having sex outside of marriage.  But the school condones this behavior.

If a parent sent aspirin to the school for a child to take during the day, the school would require a signed note from the parent and, in some cases, a signed note from the child’s physician. The school even needs a signed parental permission slip for a so-called field trip. It seems the school cannot act in loco parentis without a parent’s signature in these cases.  And, yet, these same children are being taught that it’s ok to commit murder on their unborn child and they don’t need to tell mom and pop.  How low you can go.

The school folks say it’s part of an integrated Health program.  Since abortion is considered by them to be part of a “health” regimen (it’s not very healthy for the unborn child) it’s natural to include the day-after pills.  All of this falls on the heels of a previous policy to distribute condoms to students; they say that parents can opt-out of this program by signing a form at the beginning of the year.  So, Johnny can’t participate because his parents said “no.” So Johnny asks Juan to get him a couple because Juan’s parents didn’t bother to read or sign the opt-out forms.

School nurses have been given cause to prove inoculations of contraceptive “medications” that last up to 90 days.  Parent permission?  No.  Doctor’s note.  No.  How in the world can a school board justify this Mengele-type experimentation with children?  Have these so-called “health professionals” checked for potential allergic reactions of their wards (students)?  Have they informed their wards of the potential long-term effects of these measures?  What if the suspected pregnancy is the result of rape?  Have they reported child abuse as is required by law?  Their policy seems to be “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”  But these are children’s lives.

Condoms and contraception are not the business of the government (union) schools.  Murder should not be part of their curriculum as well.

September 26, 2012

Obama’s Flag: Here today… gone Tomorrow!

Filed under: Civics,Elections,Government,Obama — by Robert @ 10:09 am
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Obama’s Flag:  Here today… gone Tomorrow!

While the title is factual for this “flag”, it might also be a metaphor for things yet to come.

Up until this past weekend, the “Our Stripes: Flag Poster” (shown to the right) was posted on the BarackObama.com website.  On the link where it was posted, one gets “an error page” notice now.  That says a lot.  While I don’t recommend shopping there for anything, a visit is worthy of note.  What you’ll see is a lot of typical political paraphernalia: buttons, other posters, t-shirts etc.  But when you look a little deeper you’ll be told a story about division, disharmony, and delusion.

When presidents take office they swear to the following: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

While a flag in itself may seem insignificant in the greater scheme of things, it does represent one’s history, beliefs and worldview.  America has had a flag for over 236 years. The roots never changed, the stripes remain constant.  While the goals have always been the same, the field of participants (stars) has grown over time.  In good times and bad it has been one constant in this Constitutional republic.

Obama has demonstrated public disdain for the American flag.  He chooses not to salute as it passes in parade.  There’s a famous photo of him on the campaign trail in New Mexico standing with arms almost akimbo as the National Anthem is played.  His disdain for the symbol seems to echo his hatred for what and whom it represents.  In our American flag:

  • 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies
  • Red stripes represent valor and white stripes represent purity and innocence
  • The stripes themselves signify the sun’s rays of light
  • Stars are for each state in the union. (1st flag had only 13) They are a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has
aspired
  • Blue is the color of vigilance, perseverance and justice

These all say a lot about a people.

Let’s compare our flag to Barry Barrack Hussein Sotero Obama’s flag.

First, there’s a vague background.  There are no white “stripes” of note.

Second, the blue block in the corner once with stars has been replaced with a Big O.  The building blocks of America have been replaced with the “Big O.”  It’s not the states that are united anymore, it’s that we’re all under the “Big O.”  It’s like states don’t matter. So much for history.  America is no longer 50 laboratories of democracy, we’re one Big O.  No stars equals no heavens.  No heavens equals no divine inspiration or aspiration.  All roads lead to and from the Big O.

Third, the dark blue field behind the stars, representing vigilance, perseverance and justice, is also gone.  The events with Fast and Furious, the Middle East and his minions’ actions to tear down everything American seen to live up to this fact.

The 13 colonies are no longer represented; again, so goes our history.  Everything is new with the Big O.

Last, we come to the five strokes.  They’re really not stripes.  Their as vague as trying to nail jello to a tree. But each symbol on a flag means something.  What could these five strokes signify? Let’s explore:

  • The five names the Big O goes by? (Barry, Barrack, Hussein, Soetero, Obama)
  • Five of the 14 tenets of Nazism?
    • Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
    • Controlled Mass Media
    • Obsession with Crime and Punishment
    • Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
    • Fraudulent Elections
  • Five of the 10 tenets of Communism
    • Abolition of private property
    • Abolition to all rights of inheritance
    • Centralized control of communication & transportation
    • Government ownership of factories
    • Free education for all children in government controlled schools
  • The Five Commandments of Obama
    • The Big O is your God and you will have no other gods before me.
    • Thou shalt not take my name in vain
    • Honor me, not you mom and dad, you are a child of the state first.
    • Thou shalt not steal; that’s reserved for the government.
    • It’s okay to lie, cheat, steal, suborn, and fake documents to get what you want.
  • The Five tenets of the Big O’s America
    • All things and all people belong to the government
    • Free speech is speech allowed
    • Private ownership of arms is prohibited
    • The government controls all media
    • The government control of all production
  • The Five Pillars of Islam

Many families throughout the world still live under their family flag.  It’s a practice we could all learn a lot from. Define what you believe. Define your roots.  Define who you are.  Whether it’s on a flag, a shield, a coat of arms, these all speak volumes about you.

And even though this particular item was taken off the website, it still speaks volumes about the Big O.  Don’t be fooled about its absence, however; the flag lies in waiting for the opportunity to spring it on the American public.  When that flag flies, Americans will be subjects, not citizens.

September 24, 2012

Suleiman the Sad

Filed under: Civics,Elections,Government,Obama — by Robert @ 9:45 am
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America’s Muslim Heritage?

Have you ever been to a Muslim hospital…

… heard a Muslim orchestra

… seen a Muslim band march in a parade

… witnessed a Muslim charity

… shaken hands with a Muslim Girl Scout or Boy Scout

… seen a Muslim Candy Striper in a hospital

… or seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life?

The answer is no, you did not.

Just ask yourself WHY?

Barack Obama (a Muslim by education and training and personal admission), during his Cairo speech, said: 
 “I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America’s history.”

AN AMERICAN CITIZEN’S RESPONSE:

Dear Mr. Obama:

Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first 
 landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.

Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day?

Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.

Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States 
 Constitution?
 Declaration of Independence ?
 Bill of Rights?

Didn’t think so.

Did Muslims fight for this country’s freedom from England ?  No.

Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America?
 No, they did not.

In fact, Muslims, to this day, are
still the largest traffickers in human slavery.  Your own half-brother, 
 a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as “pug nosed slaves.”

Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family’s “rich Islamic heritage,”
 doesn’t it Mr. Obama?

Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country?

Not 
 present.

There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.

Where were Muslims during this country’s Woman’s Suffrage era?

Again, not present.

In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the ‘hajib’ or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband.
 Yep, the Muslims are all for women’s rights, aren’t they?

Where were Muslims during World War II?

They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from 
 the Nazi’s in killing Jews.

Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001?

If they weren’t flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East.  No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world 
 celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other 
 cable news networks that day.

Strangely, the very “moderate” Muslims who’s asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11.

To many Americans, their silence has meant 
 approval for the acts of that day.

And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the “rich heritage” Muslims have here in America.

Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates. They were Muslim.

And now we can add November 5, 2009 – the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major who is a doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.

That, Mr. Obama is the “Muslim heritage” in America.

EVERY AMERICAN MUST READ THIS !!

Muslim Heritage, my ass.

America’s only Muslim heritage is you, Mr. Obama.  Advertently, you are fast becoming Suleiman the Sad.

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