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Archive for 26 March 2012
How did I miss this one for 3 whole days?
Apparently the Phony in Chief expects to be re-elected. Does he know something we don’t? Has he already got the election in the bag….literally?
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
Yep…sure sounds arrogant, doesn’t he. Listen to/watch the video here. (Emphasis mine.)
Since I put my nickels worth in a couple of days ago, more has come out about the case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. Texas Fred has an extremely interesting post about the “Black Male Code”. The whut? I always thought a man should be a man, no matter his color. Silly me for thinking such foolishness! I don’t know about you, but I, personally, am appalled that this incident has become a political tool for the “victim” mentality bunch. We all know who they are…the Al Shaprtons and Jesse Jacksons, and even the POTUS…who have turned this tragedy into a race baiting tool.
Rush To Judgment Over Florida Teen Slaying
by J. D. Longstreet
I want to head something off – right now. Florida is NOT the DEEP South! Southerners in the true Deep South joke of Florida as a “Yankee” colony, not so much a southern state, as the result of the influx of people from the northern states over the past five or six decades. It is a bit of uncomfortable humor that hews too close to truth — especially for those in the coastal municipalities of that beautiful state.
Another thing, the shooting of the Florida black teen by a Hispanic man is not representative of black and white relations in the south anymore than it is in the northern states, the eastern states, the Midwest, or the West.
I don’t know what happened there when those two people met on that Florida street. Only two people know what happened — and one of them is dead. There are now reports that police have an eyewitness to the incident. A TV station in Orlando, Florida located and interviewed the witness. You can read that story HERE.
Other than the death of another human being there are two more things that trouble me.
One — is the rush to judgment by both the black and white communities and the trial of the shooter in the media. It is reminiscent of those lynch mobs of days gone by. In my opinion, there is no place in America for this sort of emotional outburst.
When Lainie posted this story on Facebook yesterday, I was already tired, and in a very good mood (always am after church), so didn’t really feel like tackling this issue. But now, it’s Monday morning, and no one is in a good mood on Monday mornings. Well, normal people who have to face a long week of work usually aren’t. Heh.
State University of New York at Stony Brook has decided to no longer cancel classes for major Christian and Jewish holidays in an effort to ensure that some religions are not given special treatment and to “afford equal support and equal respect to students and faculty from all faiths.”
Jewish students would be impacted on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover and Holy Week. Christian students would be impacted on Good Friday. The Christmas holiday is protected under a union contract and occurs when classes are traditionally not in session.
You’ll excuse me if I find this decision to NOT be equal, to anyone. Evidently, Jews and Christians paying for their assumed education at this institution will be unable to celebrate important events in their faith. Oh, but since Christmas is in the ‘union contract’, people of all faiths will get a break. Does anyone else find this a rather odd way to show “equal respect to students and faculty of all faiths”? Apparently, the students and teachers will either be missing those classes, or violating their faith?
For the Jews, it’s pretty much a mandate from God that they observe these Holy Days. Whoever came up with this absurd idea might want to read the Old Testament. Better yet, they should read the Torah, where God gives His statutes that the people are REQUIRED to observe.
The public education system, at every level, has already taken away the Christian Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter, and replaced it with ‘spring break’, where kids go off to some 24/7 party, get drunk, behave like heathens and hoochies, some ending up in jail. Yeah…that as a real good idea, wasn’t it. Now, they want to take away Good Friday as well?
The university had considered allowing faculty to schedule exams on Saturday and Sunday — a time when many students attend worship services. However, that decision was tabled after reaching a compromise with students.
Isn’t it the student and the parents who are paying these yahoos salaries, whether through tuition or tax money? Who is in charge? The paid or the payee?
“As a secular university, as a state-funded university our priority must be to maximize instructional opportunities for our students,” said Charles Robbins, vice provost for undergraduate education. “First and foremost, it’s important to note that while I respect everyone’s concerns, the reality is it’s a relatively small number of people who are upset.”
It’s state funded? I guess that means that the students aren’t paying ANY tuition at all, right? That ‘relatively small number’ who are upset should probably change schools…and take their parents money with them. Also, the state should cut off all funding for an institution that obviously has NO respect for ANYONE’S faith.
I would suggest that the students of all faiths tell the school’s administration to stuff it where the sun don’t shine! In light of recent shootings in Mississippi, I think education systems need MORE faith, not less. If anyone needs the lessons of morality, it would be our kids. Those “Thou Shalts” were not suggestions…they were ORDERS!
I’m not seeing much on whether or not Kagan is going to recluse herself. IF she was honest, and actually gave a flip about the People…that would be us…you and I….she would do the honorable thing. However, since she’s an Obama appointee, honor is not even an issue.
Obamacare Comes before the Supreme Court
Rare is the occasion when the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather to hear three days of arguments, and rarer still is when it is for a case like Obamacare — one that cuts to the core of the Constitution and whose outcome could fundamentally alter the role of the federal government and its power over the people. But today the Court will do just that when it open its doors and begins weighing the arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s seminal health care law.
Were the American people to vote on the issue, they would fall decidedly against Obamacare, as recent polls have shown. But for the Court, the decision is not as cut and dried as an up or down vote, but one that involves the interplay of a series of issues raised by those who are challenging Obamacare — more than half the States of the Union and a collection of interested organizations and private parties — and those brought by the Obama Administration, which is defending the law. And they come to the Supreme Court after conflicting appellate court rulings which have left undecided the question of whether Obamacare is permissible under the Constitution.