An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 19 June 2012
President Blames Republicans for His Debt
A LOT! And what’s that got to do with the price of tea in China? Not a dadburn thing. It does, however, have a great deal to do with internet access.
I’m not sure why, but when it rains in Podunk Texas, the internet connection is spotty at best, and impossible most of the time. Hence….I have been prevented from doing much posting of anything, even if I had been in the mood.
As for the reason I’m still down here, there has been some progress, and a few interesting developments.
I had forgotten just how BAD babies can smell! BLECH!
And what’s with sticking a 3 month old in front of the TV for them to watch brain dead cartoons???? Sheesh!
While snooping around, I came across this little tidbit. Since I have been, basically, in a total news blackout, I hadn’t heard that former First Lady was receiving an award. Cool! That’s one classy lady. I don’t happen to agree with her on everything, but she gave the White House class, unlike someone I won’t mention because I haven’t had my breakfast.
Imagine my surprise to learn that feminazis were protesting Mrs Bush receiving the Alice Award (an honor given to a woman for advancing women). 22 of them in fact, one named Sonia Pressman Fuentes. I have never heard of Fuentes, so, I looked her up. …………………………………….. Seriously? Apparently, her claim to fame is that she’s an expert on women. I’m a woman. Is she an expert on me? I highly doubt it, so I think her fame must come from other areas. Is she a woman who hates men? One who hate actual ladies? All ladies are women, but not all women are ladies.
Honestly, I wish these broads would shut up! They have set relationships between men and women back by eons. I am NOT a man, and I do not want to be treated the same as a man! I am not ‘equal’ to a man. In some ways, I am superior…in others…. Well, I’m not a man. Period!
So, Fuentes says: “I’m complaining that she’s [Mrs. Bush] never done anything for women to get this award..”
Really? I guess that wasn’t Laura Bush promoting reading for kids, traveling across the country, and around the world promoting early breast cancer detection, talking in areas where a woman can’t get a mammogram without their husband’s permission. Wonder who that was? Hmmm… I seriously doubt it was Fuentes, and her cohorts. Ya see, those types of women don’t give a flying flip about women in general. What they care about is their agenda, which is nothing more than brow beating. Those types have turned little boys into wussy males, and I find them revolting. They are a very noisy minority who have pretty much ruined life for a large number of women. Thanks! Dipwads!
If anyone deserves such an award, it would be ladies like Laura Bush…
…and not females like the hag from hell!
So, all you females who claim to speak up for women…..start talking! Start defending a terrific lady against the BS being spewed. And while you’re at it, when are you going to start speaking out against the brutality against women in Muslim countries?
Yeah…that’s what I thought.
Once upon a time, public schools were actually pretty good. Kids learned. They were taught by extremely competent men and women to actually…..GASP…..think! Now….have a conversation with a middle school kid, and find out just how much they DON’T know, how lacking in reasoning skills they are, and listen to how the polar bears are dying because of ‘man made’ problems. How do they know this? Well, algore and their teacher told them so, so it has to be true, right? Pfft!
Apparently, even the teachers are incapable of educating themselves when they spew utter nonsense and teach it as FACT. When it comes to science, nothing is actually ‘settled’. Then ask the kid about their own country, and you get…..DEER IN THE HEADLIGHT! It’s enough to make ya want to scrap the whole system, and come up with a formula that will not leave our kids behind in education, as compared to other industrial nations. We USE to be #1. Now? I honestly don’t know. Somewhere around 20 something? Nothing more than just average, when it comes right down to it, and Americans have never been ‘just average’….until the last few decades. I’ll let you figure out how that came about….I shouldn’t even have to say it!
If you want to learn about the success stories of charter schools, look no further than New Orleans. Yep…that same place that was totally devastated by government incompetency. If students aren’t performing up to par, teachers get fired, as well they should! When did a 70 become a passing grade? I would expect students to learn well enough to be able to surpass any low bar set by those oh so brilliant teacher unions. When you demand, and expect more out of your kids, you will get it! When you coddle them, everybody gets a participation trophy, pat them on the head and tell ‘em it’s ok, you get sub par! Which would you rather have?
School Choice in D.C. Saved…For Now
President Obama has begun “evolving“ his positions on various policy issues as polls show him neck and neck with Mitt Romney. His latest about-face restores a popular school voucher program for needy children in Washington, D.C.—after he had yanked its funding.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), the Obama Administration has agreed to restore funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship for another year.
The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), which allows children from low-income homes to escape the underperforming D.C. public schools and attend a private school of their choice, has given scholarships to nearly 5,000 children since 2004. Although legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President last year authorized the program to continue for five years, the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2013 went back on his word and eliminated the program’s funding, giving what was authorized for the scholarships to the public schools instead.
In seeking to end the program, the President sided with the teachers union, which consistently opposes policies like school choice that improve student outcomes.