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

Millennial Feminists Start 2017 At A New Low

Just when you thought leftards could not get any dumber or more hypocritical, we learn that students at Columbia University ($55K / year tuition) think that mutilation of female genitalia by ignorant peasant Muslim males is okay.  Oh, and for American Muslims, this barbaric procedure should be funded by, and performed at, Planned Parenthood clinics.  I’m certain that, if cornered and questioned, these self-proclaimed supporters of womens’ rights would find a way to squirm out of their incredible, bronze-age hypocrisy. Saul Alinsky, Leon Trotsky … y’all must be smiling from ear to ear.  You have successfully destroyed America’s best institutions … Continue reading

Do They Sense A Loss Coming?

Have you noted the accelerated pace by the left to get their damaging agenda items done? In just the past several weeks we’ve seen members of The Regime sign the UN Small Arms Trade Treaty, and sign and ratify the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Compliant lefty judges have denied individual states’ rights to sue to block both the Trade Treaty and the UNFCCC.  These two actions, unconstitutional when done without Congressional approval, have been threatened for years.  And now, suddenly, The Regime has done ’em both. The New York Times, famed user of loss-carryforwards to avoid paying income … Continue reading

BLM and Higher Education – Political Platform For The Rich and Infamous

“Ideological billionaires sway universities’ agendas with big bucks” – Washington Times August 26, 2015 “Donors have always given to causes they believe in.  When John D. Rockefeller gave to the University of Chicago back in the 1890s, people were terrified at the time, whether or not that was ideologically motivated, if it could be dangerous, but it’s turned out to be one of the best schools of social sciences in the country and hasn’t done harm,” said Angela Seaworth, the director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University, when questioned if billionaires giving to higher-education was … Continue reading

A Wider Ideological Gap Between More and Less Educated Adults

A Wider Ideological Gap Between More and Less Educated Adults PEW just released a detailed study for those statistics-minded individuals that is both interesting and frightening.  While I am not a proponent of polls, serious statistical studies do tend to highlight information.  Some may not like PEW but I believe if we pay attention, we will see patterns developing and have something to focus on as our country moves into the future. How people utilize that information is equally important and necessary for future change and consideration.   Their study listed three areas of significant interest concerning liberal vs conservatism … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — December 13, 2015

. “But while property is considered as the basis of the freedom of the American yeomanry, there are other auxiliary supports; among which is the information of the people. In no country, is education so general — in no country, have the body of the people such a knowledge of the rights of men and the principles of government. This knowledge, joined with a keen sense of liberty and a watchful jealousy, will guard our constitutions and awaken the people to an instantaneous resistance of encroachments.” Noah Webster, On Education of Youth in America, 1790   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — October 22, 2015

. My experience is that people who call themselves “The Intellectuals” understand theories, but they do not understand things. I have long been convinced that, if these men could have gone into the South and taken up and become interested in some practical work which would have brought them in touch with people and things, the whole world would have looked very different to them. Bad as conditions might have seemed at first, when they saw that actual progress was being made, they would have taken a more hopeful view of the situation. Booker T. Washington,  (April 5, 1856 – … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — August 09, 2015

. “Historical novels are, without question, the best way of teaching history, for they offer the human stories behind the events and leave the reader with a desire to know more.” Louis L’Amour, (22 March 1908 – 10 June 1988),  “Education of a Wandering Man”   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~

Critical Theory

From Our New Zealand Counterparts comes an excellent post. Critical Theory– the unrecognised force subverting the West BY REDBAITER on AUGUST 5, 2015 If you’re opposed to the attempted tyranny of the Progressives, then you need to understand the concept of “Critical Theory”. I should have paid it more attention myself. Like Fabian socialism, or Socialist Internationale, its a powerful force that does much to affect change but lies below the surface of the political battle. Like Cultural Marxism, its even in most cases completely unrecognised by its main proponents, who act according to its rules without understanding where the … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — July 2, 2015

. “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” Thomas Sowell   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~

Time For Mrs. A.L.’S Humpday Pinecones

This week the Pinecone could have gone in a couple different directions. Since I have had it up to my greying eyebrows with all things Obamacare, and homosexual-related, our Pinecone this week comes to us from the RACISM Division of leftism. Now we have all read outrageous, ridiculous, and hateful things about whites in the past few years, especially in the Age Of Obama, but this one is on the sublime side. Not to mention, our Pinecone is an “esteemed professor”, corrupting the minds of youth. Story from Eric Ownes, education editor at The Daily Caller.com TAXPAYER-FUNDED Professor: ‘Whiteness’ Is ‘Terror,’ … Continue reading

Quote Of TheDay — June 26, 2015

. “No matter how much I admire our schools, I know that no university exists that can provide an education; what a university can provide is an outline, to give the learner a direction and guidance. The rest one has to do for oneself.” Louis L’Amour, (22 March 1908 – 10 June 1988) “Education of a Wandering Man”   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — June 18, 2015

. “The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.” John Adams, (October 30, 1735 — July 04, 1826),  Letters … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — June 13, 2015

. “We have done with Hope and Honour, we are lost to Love and Truth, We are dropping down the ladder rung by rung, And the measure of our torment is the measure of our youth. God help us, for we knew the worst too young! From “Gentleman Rankers” “The Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses” Rudyard Kipling, (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936)   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~

From The “You Have GOT To be Shitting Me” File For Jun 10 2015

Over the past few years, we have done a number of posts chronicling the absolute DISMAL performance of our public schools. Teachers USUALLY get the bad rap for it, but SOMETIMES they DESERVE it as well. Between the teachers’ unions, caring LITTLE about the ACTUAL education of students, and an administrative staff that is ONLY worried about keeping THEIR six-figure salary jobs, it is NO WONDER our schools are in shambles, and our young people are about as smart as sand. Several writers contributed to this article, Laura Alcorn at AmericaC2C.com, for the first part, and Blake Neff, from The … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — June 9, 2015

. “Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.” R. Buckminster Fuller,  (July 12, 1895 — July 01, 1983)   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~