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(Still Nothing) Updated – Time, Place Announced….For Now

8 December 2009, 3:36 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Feckless Weasels.

Perhaps they got tired of a few postings about their non-action? I’ll be real curious to see if they change it again.  If they do……

UPDATE:

FCC Field Hearing on Digital Inclusion
Dec 14, 2009
7:00 PM ET (6:00 PM CT)
National Civil Rights Museum, Rose Room
450 Mulberry Street

Memphis, TN 38103

As stated previously, there is suppose to be a ‘field meeting‘ with the FCC and this broadband business.  It’s now 8 Dec, and still no time and place for the meeting.  I know of several people who would very much like to attend this shindig, but would need some advance notice as to make arrangements.  Not everyone lives in Memphis, or all that close to Memphis, for that matter.

Dec 14, 2009
FCC Field Hearing on Digital Inclusion
Location: To Be Announced…
Memphis, TN

Yep! There it is! S.S. D.D.

An FYI for the FCC:

inclusive [?n?klu?s?v] adj
1. (postpositive; foll by of) considered together (with) capital inclusive of profit
2. (postpositive) including the limits specified Monday to Friday inclusive is five days
3. comprehensive
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) not excluding any particular groups of people an inclusive society

Say what you mean, and mean what you say!

Oh, and for the record?  I wouldn’t count on those who oppose the actions being shoved down our throats NOT to show up.  We are on to your childish games!

Walk The Streets In Anger

8 December 2009, 2:32 pm. Comments Off. Filed under video.

Anne Harpen: This song goes out to every patriot scared sick for our country and our kids’ and grandkids’ future. The tea party pictures were taken between March 15 2009 and September 12 2009 all throughout the country.

Git’cher Barf Bag Ready!

8 December 2009, 2:07 pm. 3 Comments. Filed under Just Cuz.

I’ve avoided reading this nonsense as long as possible, but it keeps popping up all over the place. So, for those others who are gluttons for punishment, here it is….The Boracle….at his finest!

One thin September soon
A floating continent disappears
In midnight sun
Vapors rise as
Fever settles on an acid sea
Neptune’s bones dissolve
Snow glides from the mountain
Ice fathers floods for a season
A hard rain comes quickly
Then dirt is parched
Kindling is placed in the forest
For the lightning’s celebration
Unknown creatures
Take their leave, unmourned
Horsemen ready their stirrups
Passion seeks heroes and friends
The bell of the city
On the hill is rung
The shepherd cries
The hour of choosing has arrived
Here are your tools

Holy crap! I wrote better poetry than that when I was 12 years old!

barf

Your Tax Dollars Hard At Work

8 December 2009, 1:28 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Economy, Education, Taxes.

Columbus schools tapped stimulus for room rentals

Columbus City Schools have more than 120 buildings designed for teaching.

But in a three-day effort to teach its teachers, the district is renting banquet halls, high-end hotels and conference centers — using almost $145,000 in federal grant dollars.

Teach teachers what? Didn’t they spend a few years in school to learn to teach their subject of choice?

The district will pay up to $8,000 to rent Villa Milano, a marble-clad banquet hall with enough “classic elegance” that “you will think you have been transported to a romantic Italian Villa,” according to the hall’s Web site.

Other sites include: the Hyatt Regency ($23,000); the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Hyatt on Capitol Square ($25,000 each); the Quest Business and Conference Center at Polaris ($17,000); and the Aladdin Temple near Easton ($12,500).

The district will pay the speakers more than $1.4 million in federal stimulus money, part of $64.2 million that Columbus schools have been awarded from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

One company, the International Center for Leadership in Education, will receive $468,258.

Sheridan WorldWise, a company run by former Columbus school board President Dave Dobos, will collect $84,500 to give several presentations. He will talk about the college-admissions process and the SAT and ACT exams, while other WorldWise-affiliated speakers will talk on other subjects.

These people have never heard of renting chairs to put in rooms where the desks may be too small? There are no Holiday Inns in Columbus? Days Inn? (emphasis mine)

Norris said the federal government encourages districts to use Title I money for professional development to improve student achievement and school-leader effectiveness.

You mean they are using hard earned tax dollars to indoctrinate the indoctrinators?

Schools will shut down as all district educators attend the workshops, the first one this Wednesday. The other two will take place in February and May.

Ever wonder why there are so many kids running around during weekdays in recent years? Well, this is why! Teachers can’t be bothered to go in on a Saturday. If this stuff was so important, then they could take a Saturday out of their lives to attend these things.

The district received 245 proposals from those interested in leading training sessions, with 33 individuals or organizations winning work. The speakers were selected by the district’s various curriculum departments, Norris said. Asked whether the newly renovated South or East high schools — with auditoriums, cafeterias, gymnasiums capable of seating hundreds, with scores of adjacent classrooms — couldn’t have substituted for the Hyatt and the like, Superintendent Gene Harris said no.

Well, of course not! Why use all that money to buy supplies for the students, like say, maybe….TEXT BOOKS? Aren’t there under privileged students who need simple basics, like a backpack filled with essentials for school?

A proposal for the district to convert an aging building at the Fort Hayes campus into a 2,500-seat theater might help reduce the need to rent outside space in the future, Harris said. The hall would be used for student theatrical productions and staff meetings. The school board voted 6-1 to table the theater proposal last week.

Of course it was. Ya know why? Cuz it makes too much bloomin’ sense!

William Bainbridge, chief executive officer of SchoolMatch, a Dayton-based educational-research firm, agreed with Harris that because of the layout, acoustics and lighting in some schools, they might not be best place to hold a conference.

“I don’t know that they need the Hyatt,” he added.

Gee, y’think!?!?

An Important Read

8 December 2009, 10:33 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion, Socialism.

It is BLACKMAIL!
Obama’s “Gang of 39” has gone Too Far!
Obama Regime “Blackmails” Congress

by J. D. Longstreet

Remember a few weeks ago, I wrote of Obama’s Chicago style politics? Well, then you were not blind-sided by the EPA’s move to declare their regulation of so-called greenhouse gases.

When you peel away the BS spewed by the EPA you will clearly see the ploy being used by the Obama Regime to say to the Congress, either YOU pass the Cap and Trade bill, or MY EPA will pass regulations that will regulate practically every aspect of American life from the home, to factory, to the office, to the church, to the automobile, — you name it — and the Obama Regime will be riding herd over every living American exhaling CO-2 today!

I have to ask – do YOU STILL THINK YOU LIVE IN A REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC? Because — if you do, you are living in a dream, a dream that is, as of this hour, turning into a nightmare!

Read on…