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Archive for 6 May 2008
If ever other news organization is calling it for the Shrilldebeast, and has been for hours, why isn’t Fox? Perhaps because the MSM has decided who is going to win what, so they already know? Just a thought.
The only solution to the attack on the child-parent relationship is a constitutional amendment securing the rights of parents to raise their children.
Only a constitutional amendment will ensure that the courts of our nation protect the fundamental right of parents to raise their children. And only a constitutional amendment will override international law that seeks to undermine the parental role. As the only complete solution to the danger confronting the child-parent relationship, the Parental Rights Amendment will place current Supreme Court doctrine protecting parental rights into the explicit text of the Constitution. Only a constitutional amendment completely eliminates all threats to the child-parent relationship. It is the only comprehensive response to the attack on parental rights across our nation.
Honestly, I’m totally taken aback! We have watched the erosion of parental rights through activist judges, but have things gone so far that we really need an amendment to the Constitution?
A substitute teacher in Pasco County has lost his job after being accused of wizardry.
Teacher Jim Piculas does a magic trick where a toothpick disappears and then reappears.
Piculas recently did the 30-second trick in front of a classroom at Rushe Middle School in Land ‘O Lakes.
Piculas said he then got a call from the supervisor of teachers, saying he’d been accused of wizardry.
“I get a call the middle of the day from head of supervisor of substitute teachers. He says, ‘Jim, we have a huge issue, you can’t take any more assignments you need to come in right away,’” he said.
Piculas said he did not know f any other accusations that would have led to the action.
The teacher said he is concerned that the incident may prevent him from getting future jobs.
Uh…..they’re kidding, right? The guy does a “trick” and his life may be in ruins? C’mon. There’s GOT to be more to it than this.
Ok, waiting for that chill to run up my leg…………………………………………. Nope! Nothing.
An appropriate H/T to Texas Fred, via email!
The office of the official responsible for protecting federal workers from political interference was raided by F.B.I. agents on Tuesday as part of an investigation into whether he himself mixed politics with official business.
The raid took place at the office of Scott J. Bloch, the head of the Office of Special Counsel. Computers and documents were seized by agents trying to determine whether Mr. Bloch obstructed justice by hiring an outside company to “scrub” his computer files, The Associated Press reported. Investigators were also said to be obtaining a subpoena to search Mr. Bloch’s home.
Read the rest here.
Out of curiosity, who ordered the raids? Where did the ….would you call it a directive…come from, and who has a problem with this office? I assume there is a good reason for the raid. Our gubmint would NEVER do anything untoward. (insert MASSIVE sarcasm here)
I guess you don’t have to be able to speak proper English if you are a legislator:
“Mr. Chairman, may I also say to you and to the members [of the committee], if we can get this piece of legislation out, like this, with this amendment here that Representative Bell just talked about, we will not accept no amendments, of no kind, that comes to the floor, to try to push this legislation any other way. If there’s anything else that goes on it, we will pull this legislation, so I’m giving the committee our word that we will do that. We won’t accept nothing else, except this.”
The discussion here is about home schooling accreditation, and whether or not a home school diploma is acceptable for public service agencies like the police department, or the fire department, etc.
It’s been my experience that home schooled kids are better educated in general, more well spoken, and usually, quite respectful of others (not all maybe, but the majority). And this English assassin is a representative “of the people”? Hornswaggle!
I’ll be honest. I don’t understand what all the fuss is about. If a kid comes to your agency wanting to apply for an academy of one sort or the other, don’t they have to take tests to prove they are competent? A diploma from a home school is just as valid as one from the public school system and probably more so! I know some of the tests I have taken for employment had absolutely nothing to do with the type of job I to which I was applying.
I say scrap the whole public education system, and return to the private type. Parents could keep those tax dollars they pay every year to the gubmint, and apply it towards an education for their kids at the school of their choice. The way it is now, even parents who send their kids to private schools, or who are homeschooling are paying money into the public school system. Pretty much being double dipped, so to speak.
Oh, and the teachers unions can !
You’ve got the urgent need. Nature is calling! But what do you find when you rush to the needed facility?
You wait, as patiently as possible. Take care of business and then….
…you’ve got another one waiting to take his place at the ‘alter’.
And NO, I did not choose that wallpaper. It’s coming down as soon as possible!
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Authorities say nearly 100 students have been arrested at San Diego State University on drug-related charges.
Drugs, cash and guns were seized from sellers and buyers in the bust that followed a five-month undercover operation.
The San Diego County district attorney’s office says the 96 arrests include fraternity members. Defendants are scheduled to appear in state court to face charges Tuesday afternoon.
What ever happened to the idea of going to an “institution of higher learning” to get an actual education?
Silly weasels, penguins don’t live at the North Pole.
In what quickly became a tight budget year, major legislative accomplishments have been few, and some of the most closely watched issues — such as eligibility for keeping lottery scholarships — are pending.
On Monday, the governor will present slimmed-down budgets to the House and Senate, a crash diet that would shed as much as $384 million from this year’s spending and up to $585 million from next year’s.
I bet they could trim it down even more, if they really wanted to.
Voters in Indiana and North Carolina crowded polling places Tuesday as they sought to settle the largest remaining contests in the Democratic presidential nomination struggle between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton that has dragged improbably into spring.
Oh crap! That is today, isn’t it! Are they going to mess up my TV viewing tonight? I’ve got B and H burnout!
Home prices fell faster in the first quarter than Fannie Mae had expected, the government-sponsored company said, and it will open a $4 billion share offering immediately, with the remainder being offered in the “very near future.”
Following the stock sale, Fannie Mae’s federal regulator, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, will cut the capital surplus cushion the company has to maintain by 5 percentage points to 15 percent, with another five-point cut in September, provided there is “no material adverse change” in the company’s regulatory compliance.
Was this a federally funded venture to begin with, or did the feds see this companies sucked, and decided it needed a serious babysitter? I’ve heard horror stories about them from individuals, and honestly don’t know.
Opening up the postal market to competition has seen “no significant benefit” for consumers and smaller businesses, according to an official report today.
A review of liberalisation also found there was a “substantial threat” to the financial stability of the Royal Mail and the universal postal service.
“We have come to the conclusion, based on evidence submitted so far, that the status quo is not tenable. It will not deliver our shared vision for the postal sector,” said the report.
Are they talking about the “Mailboxes, Etc” type places or a totally separate mail system? I never could figure that out. With the Mailboxes, Etc. I’d say go for it. If a separate system, too confusing. Hey, stamps are stamps. One thing I found annoying over there was the lack of places that sold stamps. It would be a “significant” benefit to stupid American tourists to be able to find stamps.
Shelby County Commissioners advanced some charter amendments Monday, but killed extended terms for elected officials, including mayor.
Commissioners also voted against allowing lawmakers to change the duties of elected county officials without the people’s vote.
On the second of three readings, commissioners approved 11-0 an ordinance specifying the duties of sheriff, trustee, register, assessor and county clerk, keeping all elected. It limits those officials to two four-year terms.
Sometimes, the Memphis actually DO impress me.
“The United States has made an initial aid contribution, but we want to do a lot more,” Bush told reporters gathered in the Oval Office as he signed a bill to give a Burmese activist the nation’s highest civilian honor.
“We’re prepared to move U.S. Navy assets to help find those who have lost their lives, to help find the missing, to stabilize the situation. But in order to do so, the military junta must allow our disaster assessment teams into the country,” Bush said.
You know, my heart goes out to those who are now homeless, and have lost loved ones. It really does, and I pray for them. However, we have a Congress who can’t balance a freakin’ checkbook, that spends our money like drunken sailors, and a POTUS who can’t say no to them. I think it’s time we get our own house in order before we start “saving the world”. Allow individuals to make donations, not governments!
The death of a toddler, and the taking of his mother into custody, surprised neighbors Monday in the usually quiet 900 block of Adams Street.
Neenah police were called to the home at 941 Adams St. just after 6:30 a.m., and said later that they were investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy as a homicide.
Sometimes, looks can be deceiving. Rest in peace little one.
Polish authorities charged the Kuwaiti ambassador’s son with briefly abducting three Jewish teenagers at a hotel and claiming he had a bomb, police said Tuesday.
The 23-year-old son of Ambassador Khaled Al-Shaibani, identified only as Mohammad A., was charged with holding the teenagers against their will, Warsaw police spokesman Anna Kedzierzowska said
What? He can’t claim diplomatic immunity? (sarcasm) Wait a minute, the previous report said he was drunk. I thought Muslims didn’t drink. Hmmm….
A rising tide of late mortgage payments and home foreclosures poses considerable dangers to the national economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned anew as he urged Congress to take additional steps to alleviate the problems.
“High rates of delinquency and foreclosure can have substantial spillover effects on the housing market, the financial markets and the broader economy,” Bernanke said Monday in a dinner speech to Columbia Business School in New York. “Therefore, doing what we can to avoid preventable foreclosures is not just in the interest of lenders and borrowers. It’s in everybody’s interest,” he said.
What does he want? Every working family, paying their bills, staying within their budget, to pay for someone else’s stupidity? Aren’t we doing that already? It’s called tax dollars squandered by Congress.
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.