An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 18 November 2011
Listen to the whole interview here.
ELDER: Chris, first do you still feel as a journalist, it is your job to help Obama succeed?
MATTHEWS: Well, I certainly feel it is my job to help any new president succeed and I said that. And I think it was true when I wrote it for Bush in 2000 with hopes that he would do well until he made some decisions I couldn’t live with and when that comes with Obama, I will break with him. So far he has done what I think he should, but he hasn’t been the leader I think he should be but he’s made the decisions I think I would make.
ELDER: Do you consider yourself a journalist?
MATTHEWS: Yeah, I’m a journalist. I’m a columnist. I’m a commentator
ELDER: No, no a journalist – you think you’re an objective down-the-middle journalist?
MATTHEWS: No, I’m not down the middle. I’m slightly to the left.
ELDER: Slightly to the left?
MATTHEWS: I’d say 40-yard-line.
40 yard line? Really? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Umm….how about past the end zone, through the bleachers and out into the parking lot!
Is this why you send your kids to college? Is this what you are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for? To have them brain washed by lies? Is this what you expect from college campuses? WAKE UP! Educate yourself before sending your child off to such hotbeds of hatred and lies!
These Marines are honoring their fallen brothers and sisters in arms. What business is it of the tools of Satan?
The guy dressed in the suit and tie, smiling and shaking a bevy of hands, caught Grayson Thomas’ eye.
Grayson wasn’t alone. Teachers and other students at Stevenson Ranch Elementary School couldn’t take their eyes off the lunchtime visitor, either.
Grayson, a fifth-grader at the campus near Santa Clarita, Ca., noticed the gentleman’s outward characteristics: Tall and lean. Good looking. Charismatic. Charming. Energetic.
Then he made a fatal error: Grayson, 11, pulled a little “made you look” joke on a schoolmate seated next to him, saying something along the lines of “Obama’s visiting our school today,” referring to the magnetic figure holding court nearby.
If ya look close, there is a startling resemblance. So? What’s the problem?
According to Grayson’s dad, Darren Thomas (who provided the previous details), what happened next was scary: Word of his son’s Obama-Schauble comparison spread to Schauble’s daughter, Shelbi, who was sharing lunch with her newsman father. And Shelbi was uncomfortable with Grayson’s statement, saying it felt racist.
“It felt racist”? What the blazes does THAT mean???? Is it the kid’s fault that people are ignorant? An elementary school kid evidently has been ‘taught’ that anything another kid has said ‘feels’ racist, and I will blame the Obama look alike and his spouse. Does she resemble Michelle? Do I care? Obviously not!
Then a teacher was summoned, then the principal, Candace Fleece, then the Newhall School District superintendent, Marc Winger. And that very afternoon, Nov. 4, Grayson was kicked out of Stevenson Ranch for good, his father says, for implying that all black men look alike.
Unless someone left something out of this story, I do not see anything that implies that is what the kids meant. The two men DO look very much alike, and a 10 or 11 year old kid would notice that, without any implications.
Winger apparently revealed a bit more to a local radio news site, which quoted him as saying, “It’s not what [Grayson] said, it’s how he said it…I can tell you that there was history and that the student had been counseled and we met with the parents.”
It’s besides the point, says Darren Thomas, that neither Winger, Fleece, nor Solomon—not even Schauble or his daughter—were within earshot to evaluate “how” his son originally stated his Obama-lookalike comment. The kicker, Darren says, is that school officials had no basis for determining that Grayson’s comparison implied that all black men look alike. And then they punished him.
You know what they say about assuming, right? Assume…makes as ass out of u and me! And this bunch has certainly shown themselves to be total asses! As do ALL the ‘politically correct’ morons!
Swiped from Chicks on the Right on FB.
One of these days, it’ll add up to real money. /snark
America’s $15 Trillion Nightmare
This week, the U.S. national debt clock hit a nightmarish milestone: a record $15 trillion. Words can’t even begin to describe the scope of borrowed federal spending, but it is no doubt a staggering figure that has risen dramatically in the last decade and is more than $4 trillion higher than when President Barack Obama took office less than three years ago. Unfortunately, Washington does not appear poised to take action to rectify the problem, and those with their hands on the wheel are ignoring the root of the problem: spending.
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday said of the news, “Today marks an infamous day in American history. It is the day that the national debt has surpassed the $15 trillion mark. This debt is hurting not only our economy today, but will result in our children and our grandchildren experiencing a diminished future.” Ryan is right. Future generations will be shackled by today’s debt. And Heritage’s Alison Fraser explains how federal spending is headed toward a cliff of terrifying proportions:
Federal spending, at about 24 percent today, is significantly over the average of 20 percent of GDP, but in a decade it will top 26 percent. Within a generation it will reach nearly 35 percent of GDP. Before the end of the decade taxes will have recovered from their recession-driven levels and will continue to rise thereafter.