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Archive for 2 July 2009
It was a terrific day! If I wasn’t so bloomin’ tired, I’d give a run down, but right now, I’ll just post pictures.
He was fantastic! There are so many who need to listen to what this man has to say! Believe me, you’ll be impressed, and you’ll learn a great deal!
I’ve got a WHOLE lot more pictures, but like I said….I’m totally pooped! All in all…..a good day!
Nuts, I forgot the picture of the ‘required dissenters’, which if I heard correctly this morning, was reporting as a couple of dozen. Looked more like 6 at the most to me, but maybe they were talking about something different:
I have a son, and I would be shocked by this, but I still can’t help but laugh at this…
A local teacher accidentally put pornography into a DVD that was meant to be filled with school memories from the past year, and nobody caught the error until after it was sent home, shocking parents and students alike.
Parents of students who attend Isabelle Jackson Elementary said that the woman is a good teacher, but just made a mistake that may become the most embarrassing moment of their life.
The offending DVD starts with a menu screen that displays various school trips and functions, and when you click on one of them, you see kids in a classroom sharing stories. They start clapping, then the video suddenly cuts to sex.
“It goes from my son, straight to her on the couch,” said ‘Joe,’ who saw the video along with his son and did not wish to be identified. “My son’s reaction was, ‘Dad, is that Ms. Defanti?’”
“We were up till midnight doing the ‘birds and the bees,’” he added.
The person in the video turned out to be Isabelle Jackson Elementary fifth grade teacher Crystal Defanti.
“All she could say was that it was a horrible mix up,” Joe said.
The teacher called his home the day after his child got the DVD, crying hysterically, profusely apologizing and asking the man and his wife to call every parent they knew to stop their kids from seeing the DVD too.
The Elk Grove Unified School District says they are investigating, but legal experts say it’s unlikely that the teacher will lose her job.
“It’s felony stupid, but it’s not a crime,” said defense expert Ken Rosenfeld. “Is it something that she should be disciplined for? Absolutely, but fired for? She didn’t intend for this to happen.”
Not only that, but the DVD was sent to the TV station and played on air!!
I hope that she does keep her job, but I wonder how she will be able to show her face. I actually feel a little sorry for her!! “Felony stupid” is an apt description.
Gives a whole new meaning to Hot for Teacher, eh? *snicker*
We’re going to be there. Are you?
Just a snippet:
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and every other gentlemen who assisted in the writing of the Declaration of Independence put aside their personal beliefs in order to not misguide the meaning of true freedom. But they never intended to have God removed from our American foundation! Any and every individual living in this country has the right to believe how they choose based on every individuals freewill because this is the core principle in the meaning of love and in order to hold this country together we must keep God in front!
Love is free and not directed!
George Washington once said,”It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
There is a great misconception on the issue of church and state. No where in the U.S. Constitution is the phrase “separation of church and state”. NO WHERE! I dare you to find it! It’s not there!
I posted a video yesterday of the Gibby slap down. What an idiot. I wonder how long he’s going to keep his job? He’s got to be the worst press secretary in the history of press secretaries. Jeeeez!
Anyway, The Foundry has some words on this so called joke of a ‘townhall meeting”.
Yesterday, President Obama held a town hall event in order to “sell his health care message to the public” during Congress’ July 4th recess. However, worried that the President cannot answer tough questions about his plan for health care reform, White House officials carefully screened each member of the audience in attendance and each question asked.
This time, the mainstream media took note, even grilling White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs on the choreographed spectacle. In fact, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, not known as a conservative sympathizer, even lamented: “I’m not saying there has never been managed news before, but this is carried to fare-thee-well–for the town halls, for the press conferences. It’s blatant. They don’t give a d–n if you know it or not. They ought to be hanging their heads in shame.” She added: “What the h-ll do they think we are, puppets?”
In answer to Helen’s question……YES! They think you are puppets, because that’s EXACTLY what you, and your fellow joke of journalists have been! Puppets!
The AP reported: “Some of Obama’s questioners Wednesday were from friendly sources, including a member of the Service Employees International Union and a member of Health Care for America Now, which organized a Capitol Hill rally last week calling for an overhaul. White House aides selected other questions submitted by people on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.”
With the elaborate choreography President Obama managed to talk a good talk, despite his rhetoric not matching his plans. For example he said: “We need a permanent solution that when you lose your job, or change jobs, you can still keep your health insurance.” Absolutely. Do you lose your car or life insurance when you change your job? Of course not. The same should be true for your most important coverage: health insurance.
Heritage’s Bob Moffit, at a recent Congressional hearing, testified that “Americans need portability. If we had portability in health insurance that was tied to the person and not where they worked, the numbers of the uninsured would drop dramatically.“ Unfortunately, the President’s plan doesn’t offer this portability. Obama went on to deliver another one of his prized pieces of health care rhetoric: “If [private insurance] is such a great deal, why are [insurers] so concerned about government competing with private plans?”
The President has been searching for the logic on this one, and luckily it’s easy to explain. There’s no real competition when the Referee making the rules is also playing the game; it’s a fixed competition. Congress’ ability to pay doctors and other providers less will hide the true cost of the public plan. Undercutting private insurance will drive enrollment to the public plan. That’s not competition on a level playing field.
While bemoaning that Congress moves slowly on legislation, he offered this analysis of our Constitutional government three days before the 4th of July, saying: “Part of that is the way the Constitution is designed. We don’t have coups [de’tat] or governments collapsing. The disadvantage is it’s hard for us to make great, big, bold steps.”
At Heritage, we tend to think that one of the more important aspects of the Constitution is the very fact that it is so difficult to take “great, big, bold steps.” Perhaps, on America’s upcoming 233rd birthday, this is a quaint idea. Some still tend to agree with us, however. The point is health care reform doesn’t need to be so radical that the Constitution holds it back. There are other ways to fix health care that won’t intrude into our daily lives or our personal choices.
Nevertheless, the President is going to ask you to hold his hand and jump off the cliff with him, saying: “We’re in one of those rare moments where everybody is ready to move into the future. We just can’t be scared.” Frankly, when a plan is so big, so intrusive and so expensive to every American’s life that the President feels the Constitution might hinder its approval, you should be scared.
This only thing that seriously needs to be fixed right now is the mess this administration and it’s minions in Congress have done to this nation. Time to rip the rug out from under them!
Well, I was going to do a post about getting to Nashville, yada, great dinner, yada yada. Took a picture, was gonna post it, and I’ll be darned if my phone refuse to send it to my email. Well, finally this morning, there it went through:
So, there it is. downtown, and hilly things on the side. Whoo hoo! Yeah, I’m all excited too.
Yesterday, Texas Fred had a post up about the fiasco they call California. The post itself covers things pretty well, but what you need to read are the comments from the people who are actually being affected by such reckless actions. Picture this in a national level, and you’ll find yourself wondering….what the hell happened? All you have to do is look at who is in charge….right now! Who is in the majority in California. Who is in the majority in your state. Who is in the majority in Washington, D.C.