Stupid is as stupid does…Our public schools are atrocious

Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:

Police, lawyer release statements on student’s alleged dinosaur killing

A Summerville High School student who says he was arrested and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun in a class assignment has hired a lawyer.

Attorney David Aylor, who is representing 16-year-old Alex Stone, said his client’s arrest over a creative writing assignment on Tuesday was “completely absurd,” and is seeking to appeal the suspension and “proceed with the legal issues of [Stone's] arrest.”

“This is a perfect example of ‘political correctness’ that has exceeded the boundaries of common sense,” Aylor said in a statement released on Thursday.”Students were asked to write about themselves and a creative Facebook status update – just days into the new school year – and my client was arrested and suspended after a school assignment.”

The Summerville Police Department who arrested Stone on Tuesday on a charge of disorderly conduct is disputing…

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Contempt

Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:

PowerlineBlog

In recent months, Barack Obama has crossed an important threshold. He has always shown contempt for his opponents; now he shows contempt for his supporters. He has quit pretending to be a leader, and more or less quit pretending to be a president. On the right and the center, he has become a joke.

RAMFclr-082014-putter-IBD-C.gif.cmsBut that isn’t the worst of it. No doubt there are a few liberals who still defend Obama, but they are the ones who haven’t been paying attention. Miss Weathervane, Maureen Dowd, exemplifies the larger group of liberals who are heading for the exits:

First the president couldn’t work with Republicans because they were too obdurate. Then he tried to chase down reporters with subpoenas. Now he finds members of his own party an unnecessary distraction.

His circle keeps getting more inner. He golfs with aides and jocks, and he spent his one evening…

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Liberals Have Made It Politically Incorrect to Talk About Real Race Problems

Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:

Dr.BenCarson

Carson said, ‘Look at my hometown Detroit and Chicago, New Orleans, Washington D.C. where the murder rates are astronomical. How many black males were killed by police last year? 100. How many black males were killed by other black males? 5,000. 50-1. That’s a huge problem. We can’t afford to be allowing these people just to be slaughtered in the streets and not doing anything about it. This is where we ought to be directing our attention. We can’t afford to just throw those precious people away.”

In reference to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Carson said , “It’s become politically incorrect to actually put your finger on the real problem. And you look in some of these cities like Chicago, Why don’t we talk about their failed gun laws? And why don’t we talk about what is their mayor doing? Why are things getting so bad? Because he’s a friend of…

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About the Time Eric Holder Was Mistaken for a Black Man

Originally posted on Regular Right Guy:

5471883786_3c9a98d120U.S. Attorney General and Obama consiglieri Eric Holder decided to make a personal appearance in Ferguson yesterday, in an effort to … well, nobody’s sure why yet, but he was there.

Anyway, AG Holder kicked off his visit by making a speech about his own negative experiences with law enforcement, in which he was accused of… um, okay, speeding, but it could’ve been for looking at a white woman, or something.

USA Today:

FERGUSON, MO. — Attorney General Eric Holder flew to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer leading an investigation into a police shooting.

He also arrived as an African-American who said he understands the racial tensions that have fueled days of protests that have been marred by violence and mass arrests since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

“I am the Attorney General of the United…

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Judge Blows Cover on Fast and Furious Scandal… All Could Be Exposed

Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

Conservative Tribune

The number of domestic scandals plaguing the Obama administration may have taken a back seat in the media–for the moment–but House Republicans and other investigators are slowly uncovering the truth.

Barack Obama, Eric Holder

Representative Trey Gowdy’s House investigation into the Benghazi attacks and their aftermath is scheduled to continue soon with public hearings. Experts predict the current lull in illegal immigration will soon abate, and be replaced with new and larger influxes of Central Americans once the peak heat of the summer months begins to dissipate, making crossing the desert less dangerous. Obamacare is losing so many enrollees that the program may not be able to sustain itself for much longer.

Now another scandal that hasn’t gotten a lot of press lately threatens to make Obama’s summer vacation even worse.

According to Fox News, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Eric Holder’s Justice Department to provide the…

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Yeah. How’s that smart diplomacy workin’ for ya now, Barry?

Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:

Hagel Says ISIS Threat ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

U.S. military involvement in Iraq will continue because the long-term threat from ISIS is more dangerous, even than that from al-Qaeda, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

In a briefing at the Pentagon a day after the U.S. revealed that it launched a failed mission in Syria this summer to rescue U.S. hostages being held by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sharm, Hagel said the U.S. “must be clear-eyed about the challenges ahead,” stressing: “U.S. military involvement in Iraq is not over.”

Asked to compare ISIS to al-Qaeda, Hagel said it was “beyond anything we’ve seen,” calling the group more than “just a terrorist group.”

“They marry an ideology with a sophistication of strategy and military prowess” that “represents a whole new paradigm of threats to this country,” he said.

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109,631,000 Americans collect welfare, more than full-time year-round workers

Originally posted on Wintery Knight:

From CNS News.

Excerpt:

109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded “means-tested programs” — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

The Census Bureau has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014.

But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time.

[...]What did taxpayers give to the 109,631,000 — the 35.4 percent of the nation — getting welfare benefits at the end of 2012?

82,679,000 of the welfare-takers lived in households where people were on Medicaid, said the Census Bureau. 51,471,000 were in households on food stamps. 22,526,000 were in the…

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Mr. Holder goes to Ferguson!

Originally posted on The Liberal Light:

Mr. Holder goes to Ferguson!

Dateline: Ferguson, MO -The Liberal Light
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Eric Holder

The Jimmy Stuart of our time, also known as The Great Defender of human rights in these United States, Attorney General Eric Holder makes an appearance in Ferguson, Missouri today.

Holder valiantly steps into the lion’s den amid ongoing protest violence without regard for his personal safety in his never ending quest for truth and justice for all.

His investigation: Was Michael Brown’s civil rights violated by officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting?

If so, then the officer can be prosecuted under federal statutes for civil rights violations. That is independent of the State’s criminal prosecution case and independent of the family’s big dollar civil suit.

Holder is vigorously pursuing his investigation. Justice conducted its own autopsy on Monday, the third so far, and have begun interviewing every person in sight. Holder will…

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Embrace the Common Core? The Majority Wants to Ditch It.

Originally posted on PUMABydesign001's Blog:

Embrace the Common Core? The Majority Wants to Ditch It.

Why should such a fabulous education reform need a marketing ploy to sell how great it is? Why wasn’t there a national debate four years ago?

Missouri Education Watchdog

The big news in the Common Core world is the continuing decline of support for the standards by the public. The reformers are becoming the only cheerleaders for the Initiative which bypassed legislative review/voter approval and placed the direction/development of public education into the control of private organizations with no accountability. Peter Green writes about this declining support:

While we’re making note of how Common Core is tanking in the Education Next and PDK/Gallup polls, let’s pull out one other poll from earlier in the summer. This one also us ed the word “plummets,” which has become a serious contender for leading the Common Core Headline Word Bank [...]

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1,461 Days of Summer: Obama’s endless second-term vacation

Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

Family Security Matters

The headline was brutal. “Bam’s Golf War: Prez tees off as Foley’s parents grieve,” read the cover of Thursday’s New YorkDaily News. Obama’s gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. Such a great time that he returned to the Farm Neck Golf Club-sorry, membership is full-the next day.

Technically, Obama’s vacation began on August 9. It is scheduled to end on Sunday, August 24. With the exception of a two-day interlude in D.C., it has been two weeks of golf, jazz, biking, beach going, dining out, celebrating, and sniping from critics, not all of them conservative, who are unnerved by the president taking time off at a moment of peril.

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