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

Fundamentalist Islam Flawed – Humanitarian Nightmare

This past week has been an emotional time for me. A beloved friend and companion for sixteen years passed away.  He came to me lost and nearly drowned at eight weeks old and for all those years even up to nearly the last day, followed, protected, and loved me unconditionally. Pet owners across the world understand that feeling where their animal waits patiently until we return home and greet us with love and kindness especially when our day has been really bad. They are there in good and bad times to lift our spirits, to protect us from harm if … Continue reading

Prez Trump Orders Cabinet to Shrink Departments & Agencies

More winning!  20% reductions!  Whoo hoo! Naturally, those fleecing the treasury are barfing on their shoes over this announcement.  The feeding trough will be shrinking bigley as it should.  Take for example the Department of Education.  There are Federal, State, and Local departments that all basically do the same thing with hundred of thousands of employees and they don’t educate a single child.  Imagine if all that wasted money was actually used to educate our kids. Ditto with the EPA.  There are Federal, State and Local departments that all do the same thing.  Try digging a pond.  One needs to … Continue reading

Heads Explode – Prez Trump Orders T-Rex to Cut UN Funding by 50%

This is called winning! From the Hill: President Trump’s administration has told the State Department to cut more than 50 percent of U.S. funding to United Nations programs, Foreign Policy reported. The push for the drastic reductions comes as the White House is scheduled to release its 2018 topline budget proposal Thursday, which is expected to include a 37 percent cut to the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development budgets. It’s not clear if Trump’s budget plan, from the Office of Management and Budget, would reflect the full extent of Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.N. Secretary of … 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

The Kicker On Cannabis – Pros and Cons

  The use and retail possibilities of cannabis in medicine, industry, and to some extent recreational use is rapidly growing more obvious every day. Like every natural medicine, cannabis is being found to have some benefits and side effects. Recreational use assumes nothing done on a heavy daily basis or for a great length of time. However, there is a kicker – there always is. First, not a great deal of clinically sound study has been done on long-term effects or dependency. For instance, in some cases elevated heart rate can exacerbate heart conditions and yet in seriously ill patients … Continue reading

Iranian National Sentenced – $36.6 Million Restitution and 10 years Behind Bars

Justice grinds slowly but in the case of one Iranian does end in a hefty financial slap down and stay behind bars. Milad Kalantari, 32, an Iranian citizen, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. of the Southern District of Mississippi. Kalantari was arrested in December 2015, when he entered the United States at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. On Oct. 6, 2016, Kalantari pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit identity theft and access device fraud and one count of substantive access device fraud. As part of the plea, Kalantari admitted … Continue reading

Ivanka Trump Bakes Purim Pastries With Her Children

From World Israel News First daughter Ivanka Trump shared a photo on social media on Friday of herself and her daughter, Arabella, and son, Joseph, preparing traditional hamentashen (three-cornered pastries reminiscent of Haman’s hat) for the Jewish holiday of Purim, which began at sunset on Saturday. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes…. Not only is Ivanka Jewish…but so are her Brothers! The only two Children of President Trump who are not are Tiffany and Barron. They follow the same faith as Donald. Is it any wonder why President Trump is so friendly with Netanyahu? Or why he is against anti-Semitism?…. It’s because he has family that … 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

PC Broken? Better Not Call The Geek Squad

Ah, the ever-devious federal government, and their allies in the business community.  Not content just to capture and archive EVERY email, web IP address, and cell phone call in the nation, the FBI hired employees of The Geek Squad to spy on and record “evidence” illegally found on customers’ computers.  Joe Stalin would have been proud of this one:  Turn citizens into undeputized law enforcement personnel, and pit them against their fellow men using warrantless secret searches.  Time to shut down the Geek Sneak Squad! Report: Court Documents Show FBI Used Best Buy ‘Geek Squad’ to Gather Evidence (John Hayward, Breitbart … Continue reading

Why Increased Infrastructure Spending Is Not A Full Answer To America’s Employment Problems

Gary North recently posted an article that shows just how far quality pre-fabricated and computer-printed construction techniques have come in the building industry.  While these methods do not apply to high-end custom single-family homes,  they are already having an impact in the modular home market, as well as the suburban strip and downtown highrise arenas. As a licensed general contractor, I’ve seen homebuyers in the low- and mid-price ranges (under $200K in my market) already migrate to prefabricated / modular homes over stickbuilt.  Not only is there a significant cost advantage (even including site prep and foundation work), the quality … Continue reading

Manterrupted ? There’s An App For That

You read that right — “Manterrupting” — the newest addition to a pathetically absurd feminist vocabulary of contrived terms to denote perceived “male oppression” in society. Feminists have really outdone themselves this time. They have actually created an app that lets a woman know when a man interrupts her, and just how many times he does it during their conversation. “Manterrupting” if you will.   If anyone is interested, just go to their Woman Interrupted website and learn all about it. You can even view some of the masterful “Portraits Of Silence” created by fellow feminazis ( I suppose they painted … Continue reading