Jeb Bush: Common Core is the Least We Can Do

  From Human Events: State-driven Common Core is least we can do to accelerate student learning This piece was written exclusively for Human Events by Governor Jeb Bush.  I recently finished a fascinating new book by journalist Amanda Ripley called The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way. The comparisons in the book between American schools and those in higher performing countries were jarring, but not a wake-up call. We’ve had those for years, going back to Sputnik and then A Nation at Risk and now to continued poor performance on international tests – the most … Continue reading

Maybe We Are NOT Alone…..

…..in knowing that “climate change”, “global warming”, by ANY name is nothing more than a scam. Here is an ENCOURAGING piece of news. From The Daily Caller.com by Michael Bastasch   Top MIT scientist: Newest UN climate report is ‘hilariously’ flawed.       Not all scientists are panicking about global  warming — one of  them finds the alarmism “hilarious.” A top climate scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lambasted a new report by the UN’s climate bureaucracy that blamed mankind as the main cause of global  warming and whitewashed the fact that there has been a hiatus in warming for … Continue reading

NBC Should Change Name to OBC

From IJ Review: NBC To Dedicate A Week Of Programming Promoting Obamacare    Just last week Chuck Todd was excoriated by the Left for daring to say that it was the president’s job to sell Obamacare, not the media’s job. This enraged liberals so much, there’s a petition to have him apologize for his comments. It appears that NBC has learned its lesson! Via Townhall.com: Yesterday NBC announced it would be running a week of programming to help Obamacare get off its feet. So whether you like the bill or not (and let’s be honest, most Americans don’t), NBC is going … Continue reading

One From The “Union Success Stories” File.

Well, SEIU, you asshats WANTED Obamacare, YOU got it. If you want sympathy, look in the dictionary. Right there, between shit and syphilis. I love these stories. Nothing like schadenfreude. From Breitbart.com   SEIU Members Strike over Job Cuts Caused by Obamacare. BWAHAHAHAHAHA   asshats.  Be CAREFUL what YOU ask for. You MAY just get it. Now CHOKE on it, assholes.             by    Tony Lee     28 Sep 2013, 7:12 AM PDT Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members in Chicago have gone on strike after a janitorial company cut some union jobs and hours because of Obamacare, a law the SEIU supported. … Continue reading

The Fraudacle Speaketh Again.

Or, from the “I Wish He Would Shut The F#$^ Up” file. Read it, and you decide. From The Daily Caller.com     ‘How dare you?’ Al Gore calls possible government shutdown ‘political  terrorism,’ takes a shot at Ted Cruz. 3:20 PM  09/27/2013   Katie McHugh Who to believe?  Ted, or THIS  lying asshat……. … I rest my case.   Former Vice President Al Gore blamed Republicans for the impending government  shutdown on Friday, which he called “despicable” and “political terrorism.” Gore also took a gratuitous shot at Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. “I think the only phrase that describes it … Continue reading

Sometimes Being Right Sucks.

Last week, I put up a post about the U-frigging-N’s upcoming IPCC report. I predicted they would ignore the FACTS. Said report came out today, and sure as shit…. From The Daily Caller.com UN climate report glosses over 15 years without global warming   12:07 PM  09/27/2013 Michael Bastasch   THIS bunch of morons wouldn’t know the truth if it was biting them on the ass like THIS…… …. Be NICE if we could let a hundred or so of THESE dudes into the snake pit on Turtle Bay.      A U.N. bureaucracy’s newly released assessment on global warming … Continue reading

Are You Familiar with Civil Forfeiture?

Civil Forfeiture is when the feds confiscate funds and/or assets related to the commission of a crime. Some jurisdictions specifically use the term “confiscation” instead of “forfeiture”.  Such asset confiscations can occur without a conviction and sometimes in the absence of evidence. Civil Asset Forfeiture is a part of the Criminal Justice system. Federal civil forfeiture law features an appalling lack of due process:  It empowers the government to seize private property from Americans without ever charging, let alone convicting, them of a crime.  Perversely, the government then pockets the proceeds while providing no prompt way to get a court to review the seizure. … Continue reading

Senator Ted Cruz’s Last Plea Before the Senate

Despite his plea the Senate voted to saddle Americans with ObamaCare. From WND: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was not able to stop his fellow Republican senators from handing the Democrats a major victory on Obamacare. Enough Republican senators joined with Democrats to vote Friday for “cloture,” a move that brings an end to debate on a House bill that would defund Obamacare. That vote also allows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to now restore funding for Obamacare to the spending bill. Reid goes ballistic, again Speaking on the senate floor Friday, Reid again went ballistic on conservatives, as he … Continue reading

OK. Environmentalists Are RACIST Now??

Well, according to our old reprobate pal, Van Jones, they are indeed. Read it, and decide for yourself. From The Daily Caller.com   Van Jones: The environmental movement is too white. 5:08 PM  09/25/2013 Pictures say it SO well, don’t you think? Michael Bastasch   Is the “green” movement  too white? According to former Obama administration green jobs czar Van Jones,  it is. Jones told the news site Grist that the environmental movement  has a diversity problem. “The mainstream donors and environmental organizations could be strengthened  just by recognizing the other ‘environmentalisms’ that are already existing and  flourishing outside their … Continue reading

Hearing Confirms Egypt Link to Benghazi

From WND: JERUSALEM – In a development unreported by news media, the State Department’s lead Benghazi investigator, Thomas Pickering, apparently leaked important classified information at a House hearing last week on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack. Pickering revealed there is evidence that an Egyptian organization was behind the attack on the U.S. mission that killed U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He further refused to deny there was a plan to kidnap Stevens. Pickering was the author of the State Department’s 39-page Accountability  Review Board report, or ARB, which largely absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top State officials of … Continue reading

What the Hell’s the Matter with Maryland?

  The Daily Caller says: There’s really no question by now that entirely too many school administrators across America are crazy, drooling morons. However, school administrators in Maryland — and some teachers, and a few students — possess a special, possibly bionic blend of stupidity and lunacy. Let’s review the indisputable facts. Amazingly, all of these ridiculous incidents occurred in Maryland in the last several months alone. Just last week, Ellicott City parent Robert Small was violently arrested and charged with two crimes for expressing his frustrations about the implementation of the Common Core at a public forum Thursday night in … Continue reading

Well, Imagine THAT. Or, One From The “GEE,NO SHIT” File.

The globalists trying to cover up the FACT there has been ZERO “global warming” since 1998. Guess WHO is in on it?  This article from The Daily Caller.com  tells us. No surprises, really.   US and Europe tried to cover up data showing lack of global warming 1:15 AM  09/23/2013 Mix THESE assholes in with THESE assholes, ……… …….. what you end up with……. ………is  THIS. by  Michael Bastasch   It looks like the science isn’t settled. Leaked documents obtained by the Associated Press show that the U.S. government and several European governments tried to get climate  scientists to downplay the … Continue reading

A Lesson In Abject Stupidity

“Raising the debt ceiling doesn’t increase the nation’s debt”, Pres. Obama declared in a speech on Thursday.   From CNS News: In a speech at the Business Roundtable headquarters in Washington, D.C., Obama dismissed concerns about raising the debt ceiling by noting that it’d been done so many times in the past: “Now, this debt ceiling — I just want to remind people in case you haven’t been keeping up — raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt; it does not somehow promote profligacy.  All it does is it says you got to … Continue reading

Lt. Gen. W.G. Boykin Warns of Engineered Economic Collapse, Martial Law, Dictatorship

In this video entitled “Marxism in America” General Jerry Boykin discusses his background and training in understanding Marxist insurgencies and how current government actions parallel Marxist tactics. (hat-tip new subscriber: Tom Schuckman) Boykin’s words are spot on but it would be nice if our asshat elected officials actually listened to us.  The blizzards of emails, telephone calls, letters, and faxes result in little if anything. Now after the latest mass shooting at the Navy yard in DC, Zero has pledged more Executive Orders regarding gun control. At the same time he has pledged more support for the Syrian rebels (Al-Qaeda) … Continue reading

California School to Monitor Students’ Social Media

From Drudge and CNN: Los Angeles (CNN) — A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats. The district in Glendale, California, is paying $40,500 to a firm to monitor and report on 14,000 middle and high school students’ posts on Twitter, Facebook and other social media for one year.           Though critics liken the monitoring to government stalking, school officials and their contractor say the purpose is student safety. As classes … Continue reading

So, THIS Is TEACHING ?? WTF???

We’ve suspected for quite some time the left has been working FURIOUSLY to alter the Constitution, and how history is taught. Looks like WE were RIGHT. From Breitbart.com   High School Textbook Changes Constitution–Literally We KNOW this bastard has no use for, in HIS words, “this charter of negative liberties”, but for the educational establishment to MISLEAD about our most sacred of documents is inexcusable.             by             Hillary Cherry     18 Sep 2013, 2:47 PM PDT The authors of United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination have taken it upon themselves to change the Constitution of the United States. The … Continue reading

Seventy Fed Agencies with Armed Divisions

From Fox News: Armed EPA raid in Alaska sheds light on 70 fed agencies with armed divisions The recent uproar over armed EPA agents descending on a tiny Alaska mining town is shedding light on the fact that 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement — have armed divisions. The agencies employ about 120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests, according to a June 2012 Justice Department report. Though most Americans know agents within the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Prisons carry guns, agencies such as the … Continue reading

The New Cold War

My Cold War and Now Yours By Alan Caruba I spent the better part of my life during the Cold War that began at the end of World War Two in 1945 and did not end until the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991. It was replaced by the Russian Federation and the competition continues. On February 22, 1946, George F. Kennan, a junior Foreign Service officer serving in the American embassy in Moscow sent the first of a long series of dispatches to the State Department regarding Soviet intransigence, recommending a policy of “containment” of its expansive … Continue reading

From The “Union Success Stories” File.

In a recent vote for union representation, teachers in Wisconsin’s third-largest school district voted 2/3rds AGAINST their union. SAYANARA, Kenosha Education Association!! Good for them.  From The American Thinker.com by Thomas  Lifson September 13, 2013   Teachers Union Decertified in Wisconsin          ONE down, and a shithouse full to go.  Teachers  in Kenosha, Wisconsin – the third largest school district in the state — have  voted overwhelmingly to free themselves from the clutches of the teachers union,  the Kenosha Education Association, which  will now disband. Thanks to the reform bill, Act 10, pushed by Governor Scott  Walker, public employee unions … Continue reading