An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 8 December 2011
Well, I did get a new phone, but my computer is still in the hospital. :-/ So, I reckon eeither I’ll have to use one of the Mr’s or do without. This tiny typing is a real pain in the hinder!
Well, I’ve had this new laptop for what….3 or 4 months? A couple of months ago, the arrow keys quit working. Home, End, Up, Down, Left, Right. POOF! Since I bought it Jackson, and haven’t really been physically able to take it in, I’ve had to put up with the annoying issues. However, today, I am capable of walking at least a half mile, and I have to go to Jackson for a follow up with Dr. Dimple, why not kill 3 birds with one trip? The third bird? This piece of garbage Droid! Ever since they did an upgrade on it, it locks up so I have to pull out the battery, it burns battery even when it’s turned off, and has been known to turn itself back on after I’ve turned it off.
So, that being said, I might be computerless, and phoneless. Who knows. We shall see! Just a warning. If ya don’t see anything posted here for a while, you’ll know why.
What is….Barack Hussein Obama’s lips are moving, Alex!
Earlier this week, the Blaze reported on 9-year-old Emanyea Lockett’s suspension story. As you’ll recall, the child was forced to stay home from school for three days after he called his female teacher “cute.” Now, the principal who qualified these comments as “sexual harassment” has been forced to retire over the incident.
Following the suspension, school officials investigated and determined that Lockett hadn’t done anything wrong (though officials had previously said that Lockett had also been guilty of calling other students inappropriate names — something the boy has denied).
As a result, the principal of Brookside Elementary School, Jerry Bostic, was given an hour to either quit or face termination. Following his forced retirement after a long, 44-year career, the former principal is speaking out.
“I didn’t show a history of making problems like that. I’ve had the best of evaluations my entire career and because of some syndicated columnist in New York or California, I don’t have a job,” he said. ”I admit I made some errors in what I did, but to fire me or to demote me with 44 years in it, it just doesn’t make sense.”
“I made a mistake,” he continued. “I offered to apologize for my mistake, but I wasn’t given that opportunity.”
I honestly can’t feel any sorrow for this principal. What he did was pure D ignorant! Perhaps other schools will thing twice before accusing little children of sexual harassment, like when a 4 year kisses another 4 year old on the cheek, or an 8 year old holds the hand of another 8 year old. They have turned innocence into a crime, and it must be stopped! The power trip that so many in the education system needs to be cut off at the knees! They are NOT omniscient!
Pearl Harbor, WWII, and a Lesson for Today
On this day 70 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress and requested a declaration of war against Japan following the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor the day before. Roosevelt’s words carried forth across the nation via radio, and the consequences of the actions America would take would be felt around the world–and across history. The lessons America learned in those fateful days should be remembered even today.
Roosevelt noted that the day of Japan’s attack would be “a date which will live in infamy,” and he also pledged the following:
I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.
Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.
With confidence in our armed forces — with the unbounding determination of our people — we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us God.