Ways Government Can Help Communities Get Back To Work

It isn’t often we can talk about EPA helping a community rather than finding ways to stymie and wrap them up in regulations and rules. BUT here is one that is worth a great deal toward moving unemployed and young people forward into an industry that really needs to be considered.   How many times have we heard of disasters where hazmat cleanup and workers were involved? Certainly more every day as places across the country meet different scenarios. Where do these workers come from? How do they get trained? Is it an industry that could provide good paying jobs … Continue reading

Another Obama Regime Screw-Up That’ll Cost You & Me Big Bucks

Be thankful for Judicial Watch!  Here’s a timely report, coming as it does during the debate over government-managed health care.  You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the student loan program, federalized by the Obama Regime, is upside-down financially.  You may, however, be surprised when you find out that King Putt’s minions made a “coding error” that masks the failure of a majority of borrowers to keep their loan repayments current, and conceals the true magnitude of the multi-billion dollar loss now confronting American taxpayers.  Y’see, the Puttster could mask information that might damage HIM … but he deliberately … Continue reading

Student Loan Defaults – Here Is The Reality

Surging Student Loan Defaults Spark New Fear Of Potential Taxpayer-Funded Bailout – Cavuto   In 2015 Obama pushed hard for tuition free community colleges and set up an advisory board to  push the efforts of America’s College Promise plan that would make two years of community college free nationally. He even doubled down in his version of the 2017 federal budget.  In his budget, the federal government was to have would covered 75% of the cost of tuition for two years, approximately $3,800 per student on average. The remaining 25% was to have been covered by states that chose to … Continue reading

Snowflake Watch

  Citizens have 911. Employees have the EEOC. Distressed sailors have the Coast Guard. But what do America’s college students have? Where can they turn when they find themselves outside campus “safe spaces” and suffering a “microaggression”? Fortunately, the University of Arizona has an answer. It recently distributed a 20-page booklet suggesting to faculty that when a student is victimized by a microaggression the appropriate response should be saying “ouch.” And the correct response for the offender should be saying “oops,” according to the guide. “If a student feels hurt or offended by another student’s comment, the hurt student can … Continue reading

The Rise of the Daycare Generation

This is a rather long dissertation, if that’s the right word, but it leads to the crux of the issues being faced by today’s SJW snowflakes and mindless liberals. I listened to it while going about my kitchen business and I urge you to do the same. There’s nothing to look at so just hit play, turn it up, listen and absorb what this man says. He’s not a “genius”, so he claims, but he speaks the truth and nails where society when wrong. He also explains why these kids are so messed-up, (and he’s right, it’s not really their … Continue reading

Re The Story About “Racist” Reading Tests For Teachers In Government Schools ….

…. Allow me to offer two recent articles that reflect the official attitude of many in the education establishment, now that it is ruled by “progressives”.  First, from the Heritage Daily Signal of 2 July 2011: NEA Convention Reminds Us: It’s About Union Power, Not Children   (by Lindsey Burke) It’s hard to forget former National Education Association (NEA) General Counsel Bob Chanin’s farewell address during the 2009 NEA national convention. “It is not because we care about children; and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child,” Chanin boasted. “The NEA and … Continue reading

New York About to Eliminate Test Meant to See if Teachers Can Read… because RAAAACISM!

By Warner Todd Huston March 13, 2017 There would have been a day when a story saying that teachers were about to be excused from requirements that they be able to read just to avoid charges of racism would have been an entry in an issue of the National Lampoon or even on TheOnion.com. But today, in this day of truly insane liberalism, the idea that liberals don’t care if teachers can read just to avoid charges of racism in hiring is… well, sadly, it’s not even a little surprising. New York’s Board of Regents is expected to adopt the … Continue reading

Life At University And In The Bureaucracy: The Department Of Nice

Prolly the best take-down of the modern American university environment, and of federal bureaucracies, that I have ever read.  Courtesy of TheZMan blog, 9 March 2017.  Enjoy! The Department of Nice The other day, I was at the Department of Nice. It is in the Imperial Capital area and while it is not a very pleasant commute, once you are there, it is very nice. It’s still technically winter here, but the weather was very mild, in the 60’s with a gentle breeze. Many of the nice people, who work in the Department of Nice, took advantage of the nice … Continue reading

Cultural Marxism and the Red International Women’s Day

From Canada Free Press Global civic demonstrations as practiced by young and compass-less anarchist hordes have become the latest expression of cultural Marxism, an “unseen plague which corrupted America” and now threatens the rest of the western world, including small, formerly communist countries that allegedly overcame Soviet satellite status.  To understand why I use the term “allegedly,” you must understand the nostalgia of older generations, for the good ole simple days of communism, the longing for the days when they were dependent on the meager rations doled out to them monthly by the communist party apparatchiks in order to keep … Continue reading

Skewed College Thinking -Time For Complete Overhaul of Higher Education

  College Launches Study Group About ‘Depravity of Whiteness’ DailyWire by Hank Berrien March 2, 2017 St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, must think white men are terrible racists and sexists, because the college initiated a “study group” for “those who most often exhibit racist and sexist behavior—white males.” As Campus Reform reports, a campus-wide email was sent to all students and faculty, urging whites explicitly to attend four sessions on privilege so they can “begin to be self-critical.” The email started by accusing white men of the usual litany of evils, plus ripping the capitalist system: “We will … Continue reading

The Black American Community Should Be Excited By The Latest Trump Executive Order

  For the many Black Americans who supported Trump, the latest executive order should be vindication for their choice for president and encouragement that Trump was not like past politicians simply paying “lip service” to get votes. In this executive order, he has made obvious his determination to fulfill his promises to leaders in the Black American communities and young Black students whom he feels deserve the right to reach their full potential through expanded educational opportunities. NBC Exclusive March 1st by Lauren Victoria Burke “Exclusive: Omarosa Manigault on Trump’s Executive Order on HBCUs”. Over 60 HBCU Presidents this week … Continue reading

Betsy DeVos: One Of Us? Or Not?

Since President Trump announced his nomination of BetsyDeVos as Secretary of Education, many on the right have spoken out about DeVos’ long-range intentions for America’s government school system.  True, DeVos has spoken loudly over the years about school choice, to help parents sidestep underperforming, union-agenda-driven schools.  But DeVos is also on record as a supporter of comprehensive federal standards for public pre-college education.  She carefully avoided use of the term “Common Core” during the hearing process, but it’s known that DeVos (with Trump’s apparent agreement) will push for some form of national intervention, disguised with a less-toxic label. Now we … Continue reading

Quote of the Day

We live in a wondrous time in which the strong is weak because of his moral scruples and the weak grows strong because of his audacity. • Otto von Bismarck And this, boys and girls, is why the democrats prevail so much and so often

Looking At The Reality Of Education – Part 2 Comparing Options of Educating for Families

Comparing Options of Educating for Families Here is a quick look at what Betsy DeVos has to come up to speed on quickly. Incorporating homeschool into the Department of Education thinking along with other innovations or methods may need to become a reality for our country and our budget. It is also a starting point on how parents need to be evaluating their children’s educational options. Public education is for everyone regardless of ability to pay, disability, and other issues. It began in answer to a deep desire for people to know how to read, write, and do other things like … Continue reading

Looking At The Reality Of Education – Part 1

Looking At The Reality Of Education Today With all of the stupidity and lack of basic knowledge currently being exhibited by snowflakes on college campuses, it has definitely become evident that the billions upon billions of dollars invested in education since the 1960’s has been poorly used and taxpayers poorly served. Betsy DeVos finally and barely got approved as the new Secretary of Education.  Many Democrats and a few Republicans have questioned her ability and experience.  Certainly, it has come to my mind as well.  While she has been actively involved in education and politics for many years, I am … Continue reading

Over 3 Million Rallied In The Recent “Womens’ Marches”. Does It Matter?

Old-guard political advisers are saying “yes”, believing that if the Democrat Party can organize these folk and convince them that the Party can end “evil white patriarchy” in the US, the Dems have a good likelihood of taking back the House in 2018.  These very very smart people (who called Hillary’s victory with such accuracy) want us to believe that the lunatics at these rallies organized themselves spontaneously to express their dislike of Trump and conservatives, and will grow into a movement for “revolution” and “change”.  Even some saner heads have stated that ANY cause that gets three million people … Continue reading

Issue of Congressman Lewis Put To Rest

    Former Black Panther DESTROYS John Lewis on Tucker Carlson Tonight Published on Jan 16, 2017 ‘John Lewis wants to oppress black America’. In this explosive interview on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’. Former Black Panther party member Mason Weaver does not mince his words by saying that John Lewis is an illegitimate Congressman who keeps getting richer while black people in his district and in the US get poorer. Mr Weaver describes Congressman John Lewis as a democratic puppet working for democratic interests to destruct the black community. – Tucker Carlson Tonight – Fox News. New Black Panthers Leader Says … Continue reading

Warning To Institutions of Learning From A “Deplorable”

  For the last year indeed the last forty years or more, higher education which should have at its roots the purpose of preparing students to meet the world with expertise and knowledge of the particular field they had chosen to pursue has been derelict in its duty.  It has never been acceptable for the pursuit of that knowledge to be encourage, to pursue, to overshadow, or subliminally alter by the teachings of a particular political ideology such as communism, socialism, or any other political “ism”. These bastions of higher learning have been in part funded by independent donations but … Continue reading