Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shutdown Shuts Down The Pledge of Allegiance?

I wonder if this 'teacher' will also forgo his paycheck during the 'shutdown' to inspire conversation? 

A Nebraska high school principal may face disciplinary action after he cited the government shutdown as the reason for canceling the daily pledge of allegiance one day last week.

District superintendent Troy Unzicker told TheBlaze his office is investigating the incident and considering taking disciplinary action against Alliance High School principal Patrick Jones for his actions last Monday.
“Yes,” Unzicker said, when asked if he is looking into reprimanding Jones. “It has to be considered.”
*****
According to Unzicker, Jones said his actions were aimed at inspiring conversation among the roughly 500 students in the school.

Friday, October 11, 2013

No... Death Panels? Ridiculous!

I mean, those conservatives who said that ObamaCare would naturally lead to a death panel are just crazy and overreacting! It's not as if the left would even go so far as to begin indoctrinating our children to the idea:

A classroom of 14 and 15-year-old Illinois high school students was assigned the task of deciding the fate of ten fictional characters in an exercise that critics called a lesson in death panels.


The assignment was part of a sociology unit for freshmen and sophomore students at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph, just east of Champaign. The story was first reported by Champion News.
The lesson involves 10 people who are in desperate need of kidney dialysis.
But there’s a problem. The local hospital only has enough machines to support six patients.
“That means four people are not going to live,” the assignment states. “You must decide from the information below which six will survive.”
According to the worksheet I received, the student opted to spare the doctor, lawyer, housewife, teacher, cop and Lutheran minister.
The others weren’t so lucky.
Among those unceremoniously dispatched to the hereafter were an ex-convict, a prostitute, college student and a disabled person.
It sure looked like a lesson on death panels to Jarratt.
“The first thing I thought was they were desensitizing kids to death panels,” he told me. “They are preparing them for it.”
Principal Brian Brooks told me that assessment is way off base.
“The assignment has nothing to do with a ‘Death Panel,’” he said.
He said the purpose of the lesson was to teach students about social values and how people in our society unfortunately create biases based off of professions, race and gender.
“The teacher’s goal is to educate students on the fact that these social value biases exist, and that hopefully students will see things from a different perspective after the activity is completed,” he said.
That’s all well and good if you were the doctor — but try telling that to the 9-year-old disabled kid.
“The teacher’s purpose in the element of the assignment you are referring to is to get students emotionally involved in order to participate in the classroom discussion,” he said.
Jarratt said he suspects there’s more to the assignment than just a lesson in bias.
“There are so many other ways to teach about that,” he said. “Why would they go down that road — especially with freshmen in high school?”
No matter what how the school tries to explain it, a group of young kids was deciding who got to live and who got a death sentence.


Source.

Oh. They are. And the excuse given for the assignment is as transparent and flimsy as wet tissue paper.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

MERS... Have YOU Heard of it from the MSM?

It's that time again... The Hajj. Time for all the most devout followers of the 'religion of peace' to run circles around a big black box and kiss a bloody meteorite encased in a shiny bedpan.

Well, seems that kissing the Islamist blarney stone may not be the healthiest choice in the world after all. It seems that there is a new coronavirus called MERS, or Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, and has a death rate of 65%, compared to the 8% of SARS.

Funny, but I don't believe we've heard the 24/7 panic of the latter from the MSM. I wonder why? 


The CDC said in late June that the risk in the United State was still "low," pointing out Europe has more travelers to the region. But U.S. health officials continue to monitor the MERS outbreak.

I'm sure we'll be just fine.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

14 Years!


Today is our 14th wedding anniversary. I've been lucky to be married to a wonderful man for so long! In one way, this pic feels like it was taken yesterday, and in another respect, if feels like I've always been and couldn't imagine a time I wasn't with David. 

(And yes, the time stamp on the photo is one day off. ;) ) 

Giving

I'm usually not much for stuff like this, but I couldn't help but like this short video:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

This is my new theme song. Heh.

 I'll let you guess which kind... It IS in the list in the song at 2:27. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Someone Said "Thank God!" DUCK AND COVER!!!

John McCain is absolutely insane, or he's an apologist that thinks we are so damn stupid that he can get away with statements like in the video below. Let's say you're at your local grocery store, or mall, or whatever... Which one makes you more nervous;  Someone loudly saying, "Thank God," or "Allahu Akbar"? I think we all know the latter means something bad is about to happen.

Monday, June 24, 2013

A sold out night at the drive in!



Shortly after this pic, the field was crowded with kids, some even doing very impressive gymnastic hand flips, and others playing soccer, football, and even a couple with lacrosse sticks showed up while we waited for the sun to go down.

Even though the forecast was hot, there was a good breeze keeping us cool. A great time was had by all... And today is my oldest's twelfth birthday!

Where does the time go?!? It seems like we just brought her home yesterday!

Here is a bit of the opening to the film. The drive in just switched to digital from film this month. They did have an excellent National Anthem which they have played for years, but it wasn't included. I don't think they were able to transfer it.



(Sorry about the sound.)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Who wants to have a little fun with the NSA?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sooooooo....

....New job, plenty of on-call hours... It's not like I've been ignoring current events. And honestly, I feel badly about not keeping up with my blog friends! 

So I'm going to try to start paying a bit more mind to this site. Especially with the hard and fast hits by this dictatorship. 

But for today, I found this on the Cheezeburger site and thought it could use some improvement, so I added the last panel: 



Nice to see 'yall again! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

I Demand An Apology!

Obama has gone too far this time:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Yes, We CAN!

Work has been keeping me exhausted, with little time for anything else. I turn on the radio and hear constant drivel about the next manufactured crisis (sequestration), high gas prices, and of course, gun grabbing... I thought this pic is a great palate cleanser:



(Click to enlarge.)

"Training in markmanship helps girls at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles develop into responsible women. Part of Victory Corps activities there, rifle practice encourages girls to be accurate in handling firearms. Practicing on the rifle range in the school's basement." 

Of course, Obama would disband this girl's 'corpse' right before inspecting the 'guns' to make sure their 'clips' weren't too 'high capacity.' And what about schools being 'gun free zones'?!?

Ah, we live in a different time!