Archive for February, 2011

Is THIS the worst dirt they got on Palin?! Wow.

February 27, 2011

There are several higher up on my presidential list of the big names offered up by the media, but it is amusing to see this list of three things offered up as the worst dirt an insider has on Palin:

Sarah Palin Tell All Book Leak – iVillage:
http://www.ivillage.com/sarah-palin-tell-all-book-leak/1-a-326003?obref=obnetwork

Teachers union chief Michael Mulgrew’s free-spending ways make him a Knucklehead

February 27, 2011

If you get caught cheating on students’ test scores, maybe you can make a career of negotiator for teachers’ unions like Mike Mulgrew:

Says NY Daily News:

Teachers union chief Michael Mulgrew’s free-spending ways make him a Knucklehead:
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2011/02/25/2011-02-25__ufts_wretched_excess.html

Deputies seek immunity for threatening family and violating Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments

February 27, 2011

Your Police state against home-schooled children:

Another case of anonymous tips and authoritarian authorities going after maverick non-conformists, thinking they are open season.

“Deputies seek protection after threatening family:”

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=268349

However, the judge said that under federal law, an anonymous tip, “without more, does not constitute probable cause.” In this case, the anonymous tip was clearly targeted at this family for home-schooling their children.

The problem with government schools teachers unions: Education

February 27, 2011

Education IS the point when you talk about education! And teachers’ unions are about equalizing the field between those who produce good results versus the one who produce more pathetic performance.

In other words, today’s unions, as measured by what they DO not what they SAY, they are about

(1) union dues for union bosses and top-down rule,
(2) to contribute to political causes that get more money for them from you and me and
(3) to protect bad teachers,
(4) seniority without regard to quality education or results,
(5) supporting the super-rich elites’ political program (Darwinism, excising God from education, Gaia-based religion, dissolving bottoms-up republics in favor of the worldwide Orwellian “governance”,
(6) creating a monotonous monolithic institution that puts our next generation through a cookie-cutter view of the world..

..and that’s just a partial list…

The initial post for this thread of discussion was the pathetic performance of America’s school kids today.

No amount of noise and static will cover up the unavoidable fact that this pathetic performance reflects on the politicized government schools regime under which both politicians and teachers’ union bosses and some of the teachers use OUR children as political footballs.

That’s the problem with anything government sees fit to control. Everybody with a stake in such things now has to lobby for its interests. Socialist plutocrat zillionaires, corporate lobbyists and UNION lobbyists, with specific interests, now telescope down to what affects them and a piece of those entitlement programs, set-asides, research money, subsidies.

While meantime, there are pathetically few rich that are actually supporting free market principles, such as “Please don’t subsidize me”.

Private sector unions must consider the market forces that their employers must face, lest they price themselves out of the market.

Public sector unions can “go for broke” because governments have legal extortion power, they can gut everybody else’s bank accounts.

The politicized government school systems in the nation have seen themselves forced to improve their results because of the “threat” of competition that they are still trying to kill off. This is one of the direct measurable effects of the Jeb Bush “opportunity scholarship” program for poor kids in poor-performing schools, where one school that got an “F” before now is excelling.

And private schools do it with a lot less money.

Here is the gaping wide window into the soul of the topmost bosses of the biggest leftist operative organizations and their leaders and lackeys in the political arena:

Their opposition to vouchers exposes the fact that they want to rob the chance that the poor may have to get their kids a decent education.

25% of teachers in Washington and Baltimore send their own kids to PRIVATE schools. But they oppose vouchers for the kids they teach in those schools, whose parents cannot afford to take their kids out and many of whom, educated in those same schools, don’t know the difference.

“Private schools for my kids for me”, they do, “but not for thee”.

–trutherator

Proverbs 21:13  ¶Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Matthew 7:12  ¶Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Psalms 94:20  Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

Isaiah 55:7  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Obama’s Tough Luck – Barrons.com

February 25, 2011

Tough luck?

Obama’s Tough Luck – Barrons.com:
http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052970203296004575352982133405348.html

Yes sir, Obama bragged about Solyndra as a showcase for “stimulating” the economy through “green” jobs, with the loan guarantee for more than half a billion dollars, $535 million, for a plant that would create 3,000 construction jobs and 1,000 plant workers making photovoltaic solar panels . That was 2009.

But then the day after the shellacking rebuke from the American people at the Obama-Reid-Pelosi triumvirate and runaway regime, while the world’s attention was elsewhere, Solyndra announced it was NOT going to build the Obama showcase plant and what’s more, they were closing down another plant and lay off 175 workers.

Well, now, looky here, follow the money.

The majority owner of Solyndra is George Kaiser, an Oklahoma billionaire, and a “bundler” of campaign funds for the 2008 Obama-Biden presidential campaign.

And some people really believe the indignation of the faux indignant mouthings of liberal and socialist politicians against big corporations.

Like Bush, like Obama. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…

DOE: Two-Thirds of WI 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently « InvestmentWatch

February 25, 2011

Teachers’ unions are helping destroy education in America, along with other top-down attacks:

http://investmentwatchblog.com/doe-two-thirds-of-wi-8th-graders-cant-read-proficiently/?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4d670173a6aa312b%2C0

They don’t realize they’re being used as pawns in the push to put American under socialism and dictatorship, just like the unions in Russia, and in Chile under the openly Marxist Allende, where his cabinet members bragged about trashing the private sector to eliminate the economic base of any opposition.

In the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests administered by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009—the latest year available—only 32 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned a “proficient” rating while another 2 percent earned an “advanced” rating. The other 66 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned ratings below “proficient,” including 44 percent who earned a rating of “basic” and 22 percent who earned a rating of “below basic.”

The test also showed that the reading abilities of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders had not improved at all between 1998 and 2009 despite a significant inflation-adjusted increase in the amount of money Wisconsin public schools spent per pupil each year.

Make no mistake: Those Communists had tens of thousands of stockpiled weapons and they fought big pitched battles against Pinochet. Pinochet gave up power: Castro never gave it up, and Chavez plans on staying in forever himself.

Allende’s political adviser –his equivalent to Karl Rove and Rahm Emmanuel– was Jose Miguel Insulza, the present boss man in the OAS, who fought HARD to install another socialist dictator for life in Honduras. Weeks before Honduras exposed his malice to the world, he said Castro gave “legitimacy” to the Cuban government.

“Well-regulated” means “well-trained”

February 25, 2011

(1) Well-regulated was clearly explained by the Founders as “well-trained”. Folks with guns in their homes ready to fight.
(2) The main purpose of the 2nd as EXPLICITLY expressed was the security of a free state. They meant to make sure the populace had the freedom to carry and practice at shooting, so they could form a militia against attacks against the constitution from outside or inside the borders.
(3) James Madison and others of these elected leaders and founders also made clear that the arming of citizens clearly was a protection against marauders and thieves.

Of course history bears out all three points very clearly.

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” —Thomas Jefferson

New Soros investment fund, profiting off Obama’s ‘green energy’ push, hires top Obama energy aide | Timothy P. Carney | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

February 25, 2011

Not for nothing George Soros supports causes that push for government-created industries, it’s easier to make profits on government decrees that muddy up the free market, which is less predictable.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/new-soros-hedge-fun-profiting-obamas-green-energy-push-hires-top-

Not like he’s even hiding this. What happened to the protests against “greedy” corporate raiders?

Philanthropy. Riiiiiiggghhht.

Joe Biden meets with AFL-CIO Pres Richard Trumka to talk about secret stuff | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

February 25, 2011

Whattaya know:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/02/joe-biden-richard-trumka-afl-cio-white-house-.html

Obama, saying he wanted to make his government the most transparent ever (ho-hum, how many times have we heard that before?), did open up the logs of the visitors to the White House, but NOT the logs from the offices next door, where he meets, for example, with ALF-CIO president Richard Trumka.

The matter in Wisconsin, and spreading, is about recruiting union workers for whatever future plans they are building. They would like to use them to break the will of taxpayers and of the American people.

Collective bargaining by government workers creates a conflict of interest on the part of elected representatives and government in general.

A private company has to make the concessions from its revenues, meaning, its own pockets.

Government management negotiators are not paying out of their pockets, because they get their pay from the same place as the government worker unions: you and me and whoever either pays taxes directly, or pays taxes indirectly from the “multiplier effect” of tax collection.

–trutherator

John Stossel discussion about God

February 24, 2011

One thing I appreciate about John Stossel’s programs is that he brings in some of the best and most articulate spokesmen for views opposite his own, to hash out the issues. But he didn’t do it in my opinion when it came to the issue of believing in God, in the show available at the following link:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/205277/stossel-thu-dec-16-2010#s-p1-so-i0

In fact, the priest he brought on used an argument similar to what I think is the straw-man caricature of faith Carl Sagan put into his novel “Contact”, in which he painted a picture of advanced aliens so benevolent that it boggles the mind how a smart guy can be so hopelessly naive.

The priest in the segment made the argument more forcefully and possibly more convincingly than the one in Sagan’s atheist imaginations, but a believer that holds to evolution cannot say much about the evidence of God. The kind of love people can have among themselves is for sure one of the evidences for God, but it’s not enough at all.

Schermer thinks that he can say are “close to” figuring out where matter came from, and threw out “string theory” as one answer, but string theory has not been demonstrated one time. And even for the universe they think they know, they have no clue as to what 90 percent of the universe consists of!

Schermer has his own confirmation bias.

I just wish he would bring a better spokesman for faith in God there. Maybe he just buys the empty non-logic of thinking creationist arguments and its cousin, design is too fringe. He’s doing himself a great disservice if so.

I was once an atheist, but followed science, history, facts and logic to believe in the Bible again.

I despise the “argument from no proof”, aka “God of the gaps”. Truth is, agnostics are intellectually more honest with themselves than atheists like Schermer, because materialism and faith in what they call “science” is their own “god of the gaps”.

Like he said about Stalinism, his is a faith in materialist explanations, a faith in “godless explanations” so to speak.

Dinesh D’Souza is a better spokesman, and Ravi Zacarias is invited to hostile campuses around the world.

And by the way, despite the offer of sneering arrogance that Schermer offers at creationism, the fact is that the foremost scientist spokesmen for atheism, agnosticism, and evolution, stubbornly refuse to debate creation scientists anymore, because when they first ventured to do so, they were soundly humiliated.

Fact is the major branches of science were founded by believers in creation, including the arguably best scientist of all time, Isaac Newton, the foremost scientists who articulated the formal steps of the scientific method, Roger Bacon.