An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for May 2011
…..aka….a whole freakin’ lot of OUR money wasted!
(really hate it when I forget to hit “publish”)
The Unstimulated Obama Economy
Newsflash from The New York Times: President Barack Obama’s stimulus did not work. No, the Times doesn’t say that in so many words, but in an op-ed this morning, the paper laments the sputtering economy and the fact that Washington just isn’t doing enough to help the economy grow. The problem, of course, is that Washington has done too much of the wrong things to get the economy moving again.
A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Eric Holder said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.
‘Al-Gebra is a problem for us’, the Attorney General said. ‘They derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values.’ They use secret code names like “X” and “Y” and refer to themselves as “unknowns” but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, “There are 3 sides to every triangle.“
When asked to comment on the arrest, President Obama said, “If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes.” White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the President. It is believed that another Nobel Prize will follow.
Shared by Jerry.
And in an added tack to influence the court’s decision-making, one election watchdog has demanded an FBI probe of the justice over a 2010 campaign finance ruling.
The months-long efforts to target Thomas focus on his financial disclosure forms, of which amended versions were filed earlier this month and released publicly on Friday. In them, Thomas reveals that his wife, Ginni Thomas, received a salary in 2010 from Liberty Central, a group that she helped found and which supports the repeal of the health care law.
“We knew that Justice Thomas’ family had a financial stake in opposing health care reform. Now we know even more,” Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said in a statement. “It’s pretty clear the justice has one option here: recusal.”
More ‘brilliance’, brought to you by Weiner’s weiner! Y’know….there are a lot of obnoxious democrats, this guy just happens to be in the top 10.
While the Weiner is so busy being a racist (you know it’s only because of Thomas’ skin color, right? /snark), shouldn’t he also be pointing fingers and demanding Elena Kagan recuse herself as well? After all, there is a MUCH bigger conflict of interest in her case.
Contrary to what Mr Weiner might believe, conservative women are NOT controlled by their husbands. If Mrs Thomas started a group opposing ObamaCare….one, it means she’s an extremely smart woman, and two, it means she is capable of thinking for herself. In the same vein, conservative women do not control their husband’s thought processes. While democrats might be ruled by feminazi spouses, conservative men are not.
This is my blog. I post what I want, when I want. I pay for it, it’s mine. I have neither the time, nor the inclination to deal with other people’s childish pettiness.
Since August of last year, there have been a LOT of things going on on this side of the computer. Just because there are some who don’t know what exactly we have been dealing with, and never took the time to find out, does not give them the right to insult me. If some folks had pulled their head out of their asses and learn a few facts, then perhaps they wouldn’t be wasting my time, and theirs, by leaving snide remarks. Such comments will not be moderated or posted. They will be deleted.
A federal lawsuit was filed Friday by the Americans United for Separation of Church and State to prevent a Texas school district from allowing prayer during graduation, according to FoxSanAntonio.com.
The suit was filed on behalf of Christa and Danny Schultz, who have two children in the Medina Valley Independent School District, including one graduating on June 4, according to the San Antonio Express.
The group wants the school district to remove a student-led invocation and benediction, but the school district says that the remarks do not violate any laws or school policy, according to the Express.
“Public schools can’t require students to take part in religious worship as the price of attending their graduation. This is settled law, and the district needs to stop resisting it,” the Rev. Barry Lynn, the group’s executive director, told the paper.
A ‘reverend’? Of what? And people just can’t understand why this country has gone to hell in a hand basket? There’s just ONE reason, right there. One of the most important reasons! Cutting God out of our children’s lives has turned them into what we have gotten stuck with in Washington, D.C. Selfish, totally self centered, rude, obnoxious, disrespectful children become a bunch of evil driven, power hungry, tyrants, most of which have NO clue what the First Amendment actually says, and means. The government is limited….NOT the people! A federal lawsuit DEFINITELY oversteps the bounds of those limitations. As for the so called ‘agnostic’ parents driving this bus….stop being tools!
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;……
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
Teaing It Up In Vegas To Defeat Obama – Lloyd Marcus
Code Pink and Ron Paul: Leftist Bedfellows – Lisa Richards
By Peace They Will Deceive The World – Walid Shoebat
American Gun Owners: You Have Been Warned! – Insight On Freedom
What Exactly Is ‘Social Justice’? – American Thinker
Consistency…… – silent E speaks
On Zealots and Zealotry – RedState
And What Will You Do For Your Encore, Ali Obama? – Conservative Outpost
The Power to Violate the Constitution – Hornberger’s Blog
Philly: Christians arrested, acquitted for preaching outside mosque – creeping sharia
OUTRAGE: Jury Convicts Disabled Veteran For Defending Self, Saving Lives – Debbie Schlussel
Just One More Hypocrisy – Bluegrass Bulletin
It’s that time of year, when kids are being sprung from schools! Many are going on to the next phase in their lives, whether on to college, or out into the REAL world, hopefully to get a job (good luck with that) and perhaps marry and begin a family. I congratulate them all for getting through the bastions of liberalism, and pray that reality will snap them out of the stupor they’ve put in for the last 12 or 16+ years. We once had a great educational system, but that’s been pretty much taken care of.
While reading through a few things this morning, I happened to come across a story about a particular graduating class. The college is located within the borders of the United States, where the language of the land is English. For a couple of centuries now, people have been coming here, speaking a variety of languages. In order to succeed, they learned the language of their new home, and a great many prospered over the years, creating businesses their children were able to take over. Not necessarily big businesses, but small family businesses, that provided jobs for the communities. You know what I’m talking about, right?
So, when I read this story, I was extremely disturbed. Why? Because it tells me we are no longer the “land of opportunity”, where millions have come to start a new life. No, we are now the land of division. Divided by languages, and cultures. Why would a U.S. college conduct their graduation services in a foreign language? ANY foreign language?
Is this the dream so many fought and died for, that we honor on this Memorial Day weekend? I don’t think that’s what my dad and uncles had in mind. Where once we were a melting pot, joining together with a common language, and common goals, we have become a country driven by agendas and division, that will not survive. This college, and many like it, are doing no favors to the graduates. Public schools teaching in a foreign language are not aiding in the success of their students. They are shackling them.
It makes me quite sad to know that the country I grew up in no longer exists. I feel sorrow that my grandchildren will never know just how strong and proud this nation once was, joined together by the hopes and dreams of so many.
Myth #1: The House budget recklessly cuts taxes by $4 trillion.
Fact: It cancels a future tax increase.
Myth #2: The House budget increases the deficit by giving tax cuts to the rich.
Fact: The proposed change is a revenue-neutral tax reform plan that simplifies the tax code.
Myth #3: The House budget represents only minor deficit reduction.
Fact: It substantially reduces both short- and long-term budget deficits.
Myth #4: The House budget exaggerates the long-term spending challenge.
Fact: The challenge is real and potentially calamitous.
Myth #5: The House budget balances the budget on the backs of seniors.
Fact: Current and near-retirees are exempt from reforms.
Myth #6: The House budget would privatize Medicare and hand seniors vouchers.
Fact: Seniors would receive government support to purchase health insurance coverage on a tightly regulated government exchange system.
Myth #7: Medicare is more efficient than private health insurance.
Fact: Medicare’s administrative burdens are hidden and they outweigh private-sector costs.
Myth #8: The House budget plan would end Medicare as we know it.
Fact: Obamacare ended Medicare as we know it.
Myth #9: The House budget plan would shift Medicaid costs to the states and hurt the poor.
Fact: Medicaid block grants would help states lower Medicaid costs and provide them with the flexibility to better serve the poor.
Myth #10: Most Medicare costs would continue to rise, and retirees would bear those costs with insufficient assistance.
Fact: Intense market competition would reduce costs and enable Medicare patients to secure value for their dollars.
School Choice Is the New Normal
Finding effective solutions to our nation’s education problems is one of the most pressing issues facing America today. Many children lack quality educational options and are too often relegated to attending low-performing schools. A lack of educational choice is a reality for thousands of low- and middle-income children across the country and is a major factor in our nation’s mediocre academic achievement levels. But thankfully, 2011 has marked a turning-point for school choice, with a growing number of states implementing options such as vouchers, tuition tax credit programs, online learning and other innovative school choice options – that offer a better alternative for America’s children.
School choice, which saves taxpayers money and simultaneously offers children a higher quality education, is sweeping the nation. And it’s an idea whose time has come. Instead of funding school buildings, the philosophy behind school choice says we should fund students instead and allow education dollars to follow a child to the school of his or her choice.