Saturday, February 20, 2010
*Hat tip to CJ's Corner
-SHOCK VIDEO— Obama Caught in a Major ACORN Lie
-Obama has lied to the Press for three decades
-Oops! Obama tells another nativity fib?
-The Obama/Soetoro Dossier (I already posted this one, but no harm to do it again)
-YouTube - Judge Andrew Napolitano Natural Rights and PATRIOT ACT Part 2 of 3
-YouTube - Judge Andrew Napolitano Natural rights Patriot Act - Part 3 of 3
*Hat tip to Kati
I will post the video as soon as it is available.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Great way to treat a spiritual leader. I know he's no Jeremiah Wright, but he deserves a little more respect than the garbage exit! What a clueless coward you are, Obummer.
How many lessons do they want to endure? If they ram this down our throats, we are going to stick it up their ass in November. And they might also want to watch out for depressed Americans in low flying airplanes headed for THEIR buildings. I'm afraid that Joe Stack might now be the only one who has "had it" with these assholes.
-"Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina " - Patriot Update *Hat tip to Lake Lady
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CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were questioned just before Christmas. It is unclear whether the men are still in custody. The five were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base.
Patrick Jones, the Deputy Public Affairs Officer for Fort Jackson, confirmed for CBN News Thursday afternoon that an investigation was ongoing. Prior to this posting, CBN News learned that these details were also confirmed by a government official with knowledge of the investigation.
The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson.
A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the "Fort Jackson Five" may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, D.C., area Muslims that traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad against U.S. troops in December. That group was arrested by Pakistani authorities, also just before Christmas.
Coming as it does on the heels of November's Fort Hood jihadist massacre, this news could have major implications.
Stay tuned to this blog for more details.
Government says "rules are for thee, but not for me"....should frustrate the hell out of every American.
-Michelle Malkin : It's All the Tea Party's Fault - Townhall.com
Thursday, February 18, 2010
*Hat tip to CJ
...One such program being utilized by illegal aliens from Mexico is a remittance program with the ultimate goal of bringing illegal Mexican aliens -- who send money home -- into the mainstream of the US financial system, regardless of immigration status. In other words, The Federal Reserve Bank is aiding lawbreakers in moving their cash around in the US and Mexico. This obviously includes the myriad alien gangs and more than 50,000 gang members who are involved in narcotics trafficking, identity theft, homicides, and other criminal activity.
“The Roll-Out of the Marc Tucker/Obama/Arne Plan”
by Donna Garner
Here comes the roll-out of the cradle-to-the-workplace plan that was begun by the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE), Marc Tucker, and Hillary Clinton in the 1980’s and now is extended even further by Obama and Arne Duncan.
For those who may be wondering who Marc Tucker is (since he is advising the U. S. Department of Education about how to implement the Common Core Standards and Race to the Top), here is a reminder.
Marc Tucker and Hillary Clinton had plans way back in the 1980’s to have national standards, national tests, national curriculum, and a national database. The Marc Tucker “Dear Hillary Letter” was posted by Rep. Bob Schaffer in the Congressional Record (9.25.98): http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/marc_tucker/
Now Marc Tucker has joined up with Obama and Arne Duncan to mount a complete federal takeover of the public schools without a single vote ever having been taken in Congress to approve this effort: National standards (i.e., Common Core Standards), national tests (i.e., Board exams), national curriculum (aligned with the national tests), a national database (probably produced by Bill Gates), and teachers’ evaluations and merit pay tied to individual students’ test scores, thus forcing teachers to teach the national curriculum each day --Race to the Top federal funds provided by taxpayers will be used to push states into allowing 10th grade high-school students to take national tests (i.e., Board exams based upon the Common Core Standards); passing these exams will allow students to enroll in community colleges.
Students will be pushed into community colleges rather than required to take the rigorous high-school coursework that provides the prerequiste skills needed for admittance to major colleges and universities.The 10th , 11th, 12th grade Board tests will be less than rigorous. The college readiness draft standards in math released by the writing team have given us a big clue. So far the comments by experienced mathematicians and math teachers are pretty grim. Please read “Alternative Needed to Common Core: An Additional Consortium for Common Standards” written by Williamson M. Evers & Ze’ev Wurman and published on 1.3.10: http://www.educationnews.org/blogs/19265.html
In mathematics, the standards are perhaps even worse. While essentially all four-year state colleges require at least three years of high school mathematics, including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry or above, CCSSI’s standards require only Algebra 1 and few bits and pieces from Algebra 2 and Geometry. In other words, students who graduate from high school having taken only math coursework addressing those standards (and presumably having passed a test based on them) will be inadmissible to any four-year college around the country.
The high-school students who pass these less-than-rigorous Board exams (national tests) will not take the rigorous four years of high-school courses normally required of them. Their high-school years will instead be spent taking less rigorous community college courses that will doom students to workplace careers rather than motivating them to master the prerequisite skills needed for success in major colleges and universities.
These “feel-good-about-yourself” community college courses will end up giving students a false sense of accomplishment. The end result will be a society made up of 90% “worker bees” without their having mastered a four-year, high-school, broad-based, foundational, liberal arts program that will make them well-educated American citizens who are able to read well and think logically and analytically.
It is my opinon that around 10% of high-school students will choose to stick with the rigorous four-year, high-school program centered around Advanced Placement courses that will give them the academic background to attend major colleges and universities.
In other words, the Marc Tucker/Obama/Arne Plan will produce probably 90% of Americans who are the poorly educated “worker bees” -- those who will be easily manipulated by political and social justice agendas.Only 10% of high-school graduates will gain a quality high-school background leading to admittance to major colleges and universities, and these students will be the ones who control the direction of our country.
What this cradle-to-the-workplace plan actually will do is to track students. One track will take rigorous high school, AP-type courses; and the other 90% will take dumbed down community college courses.
Contrast that with the goal of our Texas Commissioner of Education and our Texas State Board of Education’s plan. They are rewriting all of our curriculum requirements so that ALL high-school students have access to learn the skills necessary to go to college or into the workforce.
All Texas students will be given the opportunity to learn explicit, rigorous, academic, grade-specific, measurable curriculum that grows in depth and complexity from one grade-level to the next (K-12).Through careful implementation of well-designed state curriculum requirements and state-designed tests aligned with the curriculum, a majority of students will learn and achieve success at each grade level so that they arrive at their high-school graduation with a broad-based, enriched, core-subject background that will prepare them for whatever life choices they make.
High-school students in Texas take the 4 x 4 core courses (e.g., math, science, history, English) all four years in high school, but students can explore their individual interests by choosing electives from a wide assortment of courses.
The Texas Plan offers a much better future for our country than the Marc Tucker/Obama/Arne Plan. If we set the standards right, focus them on back-to-the-basics skills that grow in depth and complexity from one grade level to the next, and then test students on quality tests that are aligned with the grade-specific curriculum, we will see a large percentage of our Texas students develop the pre-requisite skills necessary to be successful in college and/or the workplace.
For those states that follow the Marc Tucker/Obama/Arne Plan, we will see a large percentage of students who will be fooled into thinking they have taken “college” courses when in reality, they have been pigeon-holed into the “worker bee” mode for a lifetime.
For another disturbing aspect of the Marc Tucker/Obama/Arne Plan, please read about the subjectivity of the scoring of the national tests -- Education Week, 1.14.10, “Experts Weigh In on 'Race to Top' Testing Rules,” by Catherine Gewertz: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/01/14/18tests.h29.html
Also read: -New Plan Will Let High Schoolers Graduate Early - NYTimes.com
*Hat tip to Ercille
I guess all that hope & change didn't work out so good for him either.
Is anyone keeping count? How many innocent Americans have been murdered so far (or attempted murder), so that this twisted concept of Political Correctness can be kept alive? It's OK that the innocent are the fodder? I predict that all those who are found responsible for this PC lunacy are going to pay a very dear price in the days ahead.
-CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina
*Update from Greg
-From the palaces to the tombs: a Pandora’s box of peril
Moslem TERRORIST 5th column spreads throughout US
Demand for the items spiked after a billboard featuring the ex-commander in chief appeared alongside a rural Minnesota highway last week, stirring up buzz.
CafePress spokeswoman Jenna Martin said sales of Bush-related products virtually disappeared after Obama replaced him.
But last week, she said, 10 of the firm's top-selling 100 designs were "Miss Me Yet?" items, moving to the tune of up to 500 orders a day.
"There were no Obama-themed designs on the list - Bush has stolen the political spotlight, just like Sarah Palin did the week before when she re-surfaced with crib notes written in her palm," she said.
Ann always hit the nail on the head. Here she lambasts the Democrats and the CIA
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
-YouTube - "Live Free Or Die" Glenn Beck Documentary 1-22-2010 Friday
-YouTube - Part 2 Glenn Beck Documentary: "The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free...Or Die" - 01/22/10
-YouTube - Part 3 Glenn Beck Documentary: "The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free...Or Die" - 01/22/10
-YouTube - 4"Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free Or Die," hosted by Glenn Beck. (Segment Four)
-YouTube - 5"Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free Or Die," hosted by Glenn Beck. (Segment Five)
-YouTube - Part 6 Glenn Beck Documentary: "The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free...Or Die" - 01/22/10
*Hat tip to Barb
The jobs go overseas, and we are stuck with leaking oil and dead birds. And the power generated is neglible. Another stupid idea from the leftwing.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
*Hat tip to Evie
Performance, it seems is abysmal. The district’s high school graduation rate is said to be less than 50 percent, and things have been bad for a long time. Charged with turning things around, the superintendent asked teachers (who are making between $70,000 and $78,000 vs. the town’s median income of $22,000) to work an extra 25 minutes a day, provide tutoring on a rotating schedule, and have lunch with the kids once a week. The union said no. So superintendent Frances Gallo went reluctantly to plan B: she fired the school’s entire staff.
Union leaders seem to think that the old rules still apply. Maybe they do, for now. The union plans to challenge the firings and it remains to be seen if they’ll find a way to reverse them.
But America is reaching a tipping point after which the old rules will go out the window. Having more than doubled public school spending per pupil in real terms over the past 40 years and not seen a smidgen of improvement in outcomes at the end of high school in return, having become frustrated that we have choice in virtually every area of life except public education, Americans are starting to chafe. When an education system fails to deliver on its promises for generation after generation, Americans will ultimately throw it on the scrap heap of history, and find something that will fulfill their educational needs and ideals. Yes. We. Can.
*Hat tip to Z...he's on a tear today!
Article on government pay and benefits reminds me of a study I read in 2008. The 2 million federal civilian employees average $77,000 in pay and collect benefits valued at $39,000. The taxpayer that pays for these fools averaged $47,500 in pay and $9,000 in benefits.
It is criminal.
Kind of interesting stuff with some surprises. It is a wonder the GOP can ever get anyone elected.
Click on each table to zoom..
I am sick of Liberals suggesting that Conservatives are funded by special interest groups and are whores to business. Open Secrets has gathered data from the Federal Elections Commission that tells it like it is. We need to use this information to smash down the ignorant Leftist footsoldiers that parrot the mantra.
Insurance Industry------------$4,459,200 ----------- -$3,503,647
Banks -----------------------------1,481,352 -------------- 1,423,260
Investment/Securities --------1,868,602 ---------------1,097,433
Defense (Complex) -----------3,805,689 ---------------2,519,448
Health Professionals ---------6,408,079 ----------------3,313,267
Hospitals -------------------------1,998.681 ------------------816,363
Pharma ---------------------------3,253,146 ----------------2,155,430
OpenSecrets.org: Money in Politics -- See Who's Giving & Who's Getting
*Hat tip to Golgotha
*From our friend CJ of CJ's Corner...
If you’re not familiar with Agenda 21, please know that the UN’s Wildlands Project is an integral part of the Agenda. It’s designed to turn at least half of America back into wilderness where common people won’t be allowed to go. The targeted areas, generally UN Biospheres and ‘buffering’ bioreserves, seem to be those rich with above-and-below ground natural resources. The entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan is one such targeted area.
The eco-environmental army is implementing the Wildlands Project, steadily working to divest the American people of their public and private property rights. That army is being aided and abetted by federal and state lawmakers, who not only propose and pass legislation amenable to the goals of our persecutors, but also come up with taxpayer money to support those goals.
In a nutshell, Agenda 21, which is a 40-chaptered by-product of the 1992 UN Earth Summit, is a blueprint to be followed by ‘progressives’ and their cohorts at all levels of government who are working to redistribute wealth.
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Monday, February 15, 2010
*Hat tip to CJ
Organizing The Obama Youth Corps (or is it "CORPSE")
-Millions Against Monsanto Campaign - Organic Consumers ...
*Hat tip to Kati
-Bananas: Using Genetic Engineering Against Fungal Disease
You won't want to eat anything!
Bayh has done us a favor and dropped out. Bye-Bayh!
(click on the chart to zoom)
the good Democrat prefers Al Qaeda to Republicans, clearly.
Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995
These bastards are worse than Madoff and should be investigated.
*Hat tip to Z
-Express.co.uk :: The great climate change retreat
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Taxes & Government Spending
In 1920 there was a sizable recession, though few talk about it. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 35.2%. Over the next three years unemployment went from 1.4% to 11.7% and the Gross Domestic Product lost 4.2% of its value.
The actions taken by government to combat the recession included reducing the top marginal tax rates from 73% in 1921, to 25% by 1924. Government cut federal spending from 1920 to 1923 by 50.6%.
The results were that by 1923 unemployment was reduced to 2.4%, the Gross Domestic Product increased 16.3%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down just 2.9% from its high in 1920. By 1925 the Dow Jones had improve by 20.6% over 1920. From 1920 to 1929 the United States National Debt DECREASED by 34.76%.
In 1929 there was a ‘great depression’ that everyone talks about. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 35.7%. Over the next four years unemployment increased from 2.3% to 24.9% and by 1935 the Gross Domestic Product lost 29.3% of its value.
The actions taken by government to combat the ‘great depression’ included increasing the top marginal tax rate from 24% in 1929 to 63% in 1932, 79% in 1936, and to 81% in 1940. The government also increased spending by 109.2% from 1929 to 1934, 192.3% from 1929 to 1939 and 336.6% from 1929 to 1941.
The results were that it took until 1941 for unemployment to go down to single digits (4.7%) which was mostly the result of gearing up the Lend-Lease Program which began March 1, 1941. The Gross Domestic Product in 1941 increased 22.3% over 1929, mainly the result of entering into WWII December 8, 1941. The Dow Jones Industrial Average did not return to 1929 levels until 1954, 25 years after the crash. From 1929 to 1942 the United States National Debt INCREASED by 327.75%.
Obama’s spending policy replicates FDR’s failed policy.
George Santayana said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”