EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN

November 6, 2019

In the very true and forthright words of Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos: “Every American family needs to open The Nation’s Report Card this year and think about what it means for their child and for our country’s future. The results are, frankly, devastating.” She continued, “This country is in a student achievement crisis, and over the past decade it has continued to worsen, especially for our most vulnerable students,” she added.

The “game changing” Obama legacy initiative known as Common Core that was introduced by former Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has failed every child subjected to the system. A study by NEAP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) over a 7 year period (2010-2017) showed that Common Core teaching methods produced significant negative effects on 4th graders’ reading achievement and 8th graders’ math achievement. The study also showed that the negative effects tend to increase over time!

While academic scores continue to drop precipitously, the kids in K-12 public schools are learning the benefits of transgenderism, oral and anal sex for pregnancy prevention, gender confusion is one staple on which you can rely, protesting elevates celebrity, victimhood is the road to success and blaming white men for your failure is better than working to improve your station in life. They are not learning math, science, reading, English, world history, geography and civics to an extent that will benefit them in their lives beyond high school.

While some people want to throw more money at our failing public schools to continue the practice of indoctrinating over educating, others are seeking choice for students and caring parents. Granted, charter schools and home schooling take money from the public schools coffer, but they do teach the tools that help our youth become productive members of our society. Students of alternate schools must actually learn, accomplish and verify their knowledge rather than simply attend classes to pass and graduate.

Both traditional public schools and charter schools are funded through state and local tax dollars and enjoy tax exempt donations. The traditional schools also receive funding from the federal government. Home schooling via voucher receives federal money and charitable donations through community service organizations. Charter schools and home schooling are therefore forced to economically provide the educational services. Public schools, as with most government agencies, rely on myriad administrative levels absorbing the funding before the much much needed dollars ever meet the classroom.

The goal of education should be the benefit to the children, not the physical plant from which that education in meted. The cost of education should, and must, be commensurate with the value received by each and every student and the immediate or adjacent economic surroundings must be irrelevant.

As the national debt grows through unchecked deficit spending on unnecessary pork laden special interest projects and election reversal, it shows only that government inefficiency, graft and corruption is destroying our country and the future of its citizens. Education must be restored and enhanced for equitable prosperity and longevity.

BUT IT’S THE ONLY WAY WE CAN GAIN CONTROL

September 30, 2019

President Trump says nasty things about virtually everybody he believes has attacked him or his ideas without warrant. It matters naught who it is, what color their skin or from where they come. It is him reacting to what he believes is untrue or wrong. Therefore, he must be impeached.

He was accused of “attacking women of color” because he said some uncomely things about THE SQUAD. The media, every democrat and P.C. analyst wrote and spoke about his being a racist for weeks due to a couple of tweets and live sound bites. He was called a racist, xenophobe, misogynist, white supremacist and Hitler for his pronouncements.

Could it be that he felt the four made idiotic suggestions about how much more money could be sucked out of the pockets and bank accounts of taxpayers? Might it be that they want government control of that money and your life? “The Green New Deal” would be 100% ineffectual because the U.S. is only a part of the world’s CO2 emissions caused by manufacturing and consumption of petroleum based products.

The squad, by their proposal, intimate that the U.S. can eliminate green house gasses and therefore eliminate the need for all other countries’ responsibility for emission reduction. They say that if we spend trillions of dollars on the effort, others will follow and do their part.

Human nature and history show us that, in fact, those other countries are likely to say, “Good job America, now we don’t have to waste our resources because you’ve done such a fantastic job”. Here I’d like to reference China’s adherence to the Paris Climate Accord. China (where people must often wear masks to breathe) agreed to continue creating greater pollution until a peak is reached in 2030.

He might have demeaned the people when he suggested that they “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” https://bizarroworldusa.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/news-alert-how-lies-become-truths/

While some of the greatest emitters of carbon based pollutants are truly reducing their emissions, their production and their economies are faltering. More manufacturing is being done in the U.S. since the accord was reached yet we are still reducing the total pollution despite the increase in production.

Don’t even get me started on bovine flatulence. I, too, have been known to eat foods such as legumes and grains that cause gaseous emissions.

It might be said that the current attempt is to make the president into something other than he really is. Of the past week or so, we have seen the media and socialists in office attempt to make a story out of a phone call. They have used hearsay, revolving media stories, innuendo and unfounded allegations. They say that he (Trump) tried to get dirt on a political opponent.

I doubt that President Trump is seriously concerned about Joe Biden becoming a viable candidate for president and that he needs dirt to secure re-election. As I see it, the president was suggesting that an investigation into corruption, money laundering, coercion and perhaps even bribery be re-opened. The subject of the investigation just happens to be a candidate unlikely to be the Democrat presidential nominee. It’s the corruption, not fear of Joe Biden, just as the comments about the squad had nothing to do with their gender, skin color or heritage. They happen to be socialists and he believes Americans are better off under a law and order capitalist society and democratic republic not a socialist controlled authoritarian regime.

HATE MONGERING

August 12, 2019

The liberal media and Democrat politicians exacerbate every negative situation with vitriolic rhetoric that causes and excites hatred. Sometimes, their actions and wording twist the truth to make it appear negative even when it’s not. Then, when violence occurs, they say the president’s tweets are to blame. Oft ignored is the fact that the statements, those of the msm and their guests, contributors and correspondents place definite divisions on race, religion, politics, gender et al.

Calling for protesters to show up outside a donor’s home in the Hamptons “with pitchforks and torches as one guest did on MSNBC recently does not promote unity and calmness. This was simply because the businessman offered to hold a fundraiser for the president.

Phrases such as “ripping babies from their mother’s arms” that became the meme of the left to describe CBP’s attempts to identify families from child traffickers do not help. Calling those who do not agree with your political views concerning border security “white supremacists” or “extremists” or “Nazis” or “racists” and doxxing them in open forum only incites already angry and unstable people to commit violent acts.

Calling a rifle an “assault weapon” because it is black and looks scary to individuals made fragile by their K-12 education helps the narrative of those who want to eliminate guns. Other weapons that can be, and have been, used to assault the population might be knives, brass (or other hard material) knuckles, rocks, baseball bats, pool cues, pepper spray, acid, etc.

In fact, since the big news stories of El Paso and Dayton, there have been a minimum of three national news stories of knife stabbings. Those, too, were “assaults” with “weapons” where not less than five people died.

Regarding merit based immigration reform as opposed to unchecked illegal migration across our southern border by many hard working but uneducated and indigent individuals and families, Nicole Wallace of MSNBC recently referred to the president as talking about exterminating Latinos. Though walked back later, this type of incendiary speech is not calming to a volatile, demented population looking for a cause to commit violence.

Effective July 1, 2010 a 10% tax was instituted on all tanning salons and businesses that offered tanning services. This was not an equally applied tax on all people or all businesses, it was a direct assault on white people by the Obama administration and enforced under the ACA. Was this a RACIST act?

So, who’s really to blame for the violence and deaths among the citizens and residents of this nation? Is it the president who tweets his beliefs in retaliation against his aggressors, sometimes using foul language? Or, is it the Democrats and their pervasive news arms who broadcast hatred and discontent 24/7 to rile their under educated and angry minions?

NEWS ALERT: HOW LIES BECOME TRUTHS

July 18, 2019

We hear what we want to hear, see what we want to see and accept what we choose to accept. Or, as with the quote often attributed to Marcus Aurelius, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth”.

It is becoming all too common. A statement, a tweet or gesture is taken out of context and spread across social media until it seeps into the realm of traditional media. If not prior, it then becomes the truth that many seek. The repetition makes it undeniable. It’s real. It happened, I read/saw it everywhere!

Because “somebody did something” some time ago, it is easy to conflate that happening to a glance, a phrase or motion giving it a meaning never meant. It is a ploy used effectively throughout our daily lives and is profoundly used by the main stream media and politicians.

While conflation for effect is used by both sides of the political aisle, it is used most frequently by the left and the far left. If you don’t believe what I say or act the way I believe is correct it’s because you’re a RACIST.

At Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, a former clerk, sitting behind him, made a movement with her right hand. To Trump haters, this was a display of the White Power symbol. To some, it was a showing of “OK” as if she was agreeing with his answer or with the proceedings. To others she was simply scratching her left arm.

Michelle Obama: “All this for a Damn flag”, was accepted as a true lip reading at 9/11 commemoration ceremony and it became fodder for hatred of the first lady. It gained authenticity as the video and interpretation made the rounds. Nobody other than Michelle and Barack knows for sure what she actually said.

Go back to your country has been used so many times it has the same affect as calling somebody racist…none. Therefore, it can be used as a point of conflation when necessary.

Last Sunday, President Trump aired his frustration with four Democrat freshmen in a tweet. The actual tweet: “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

There was no reference or inference to their sex, heritage, race, ethnicity or national origin. There was no mention of any country yet the distorted version which is so prevalent is “Go back to their countries and fix their governments”. For effect, the Trump haters across the nation, in congress, in cyber, on air and in columns and “actual” news stories have conflated this tweet with a familiar admonishment.

The “Squad” to whom President referred in his tweet consists of:

Ilhan Omar – Minneapolis, MN – poverty rate for Minneapolis is +/- 22% compared to MN over all rate of 10.2%. 109% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 15.73 daily crimes that occur in Minneapolis making it less safe than 97% of the cities in the United States. In Minneapolis you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of a crime on any given day.

Ayanna Pressley – MA 7th district – Boston. A very diverse population. Poverty is 18.7% or 1.5 times the rate of MA and 1.4 times the national rate. Violent crime is 87.66% higher than the state of Massachusetts and 78.15% higher than national crime rate.

Alexandrea Ocasia-Cortez – Bronx/Queens, New York. 1.7 Million people (52% of her district’s population) lives below the poverty threshold. Chances of being a victim of violent crime is almost 3 times greater than anywhere else in New York State.

Rashida Tlaib – MI 13th dist. Includes half of Detroit. Median household income $29,863 (roughly half of U.S. income). Unemployment 24.7% (6.5 times the national average). Violent crime is second highest in U.S.

Is there still a question about what President Trump was referring to when he said, “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

If you watch or read nothing but opinion news from biased sources you’re left with only one viewpoint and therefore it is the correct one. If you favor the truth, you will avail yourself to multiple sources that vary in viewpoint, each containing at least a modicum of truth.

DEMOCRAT FREE FOR ALL

July 11, 2019

Candidates on both sides of the political aisle make promises that they never intend to keep. They do so trying to entice voters to “pull the lever” on their behalf. It’s nothing new. However, this round, the pledges and overtures go far beyond logic and reason for anybody that is not of the participation trophy generations. Thinking people must reject the fantasy statements and the candidates who make them in favor of saving our nation and our way of life.

Most of the programs include handouts that make no sense or are so broad as to invite uncontrollable fraud. Each entrant into the clown competition for president has made some offers that sound good to the takers of the nation, but terrible for the producers and can only lead to the collapse of our sovereignty and our democracy.

Aside from consulting the nearest wind sock on any given day or event, there are absurd verbal expulsions from virtually everyone seeking the highest office in the land.

Here are just some of the statements made on the campaign trail:

Proposed “War Tax” on families that don’t have at least one member in the military or having served in the military. Sounds good at the onset, but does not describe how far the family extends. There is no mention about honorable service, just service.

The government cannot keep track of who receives EBT benefits or who gets EIC credit. How can anyone in their right mind expect the government to track who has family members in the military. What happens if John joins the Marines after high school? Is his sister Sally exempt from the tax as long as she lives in the family home? Does the exemption continue after she is married?

At least one of the leftist idiots states loud and clear that if he becomes president, and if you don’t relinquish your weapons, you will be overcome by force and imprisoned. Mr. Swalwell has no respect for the Constitution or the attached Bill or Rights. Like most of those on the debate stage(s) mandated conformity to autocratic demands is the way of the future. Fortunately, Mr. Swalwell’s idiocy became clear to even him.

There is vast support among the Democrat candidates for decriminalizing illegal entry into our country. If that isn’t open borders, nothing is. No borders, no country.

If there is no cost, there is no value!

Almost all have advocated for free college tuition. It is simply an extension of the substandard learning process that has been the norm for the past 50 years or so. Continued indoctrination is necessary for some of the slow learners who were unable to accept Communism as the best socioeconomic system in their first twelve years of public education.

Medicare for all (some candidates include virtually every person within the confines of the 50 states, legal, illegal, temporary or permanent). Why not vacationers here on a visa?. This is inviting everybody with a hangnail to clog waiting rooms across the nation. No problem…the doctor’s office is climate controlled and no one can be turned away! Corey Booker says “It just makes sense”.

Taxpayer paid abortion – No matter how you view abortion, (murder, women’s reproductive rights or simply internal feminine cleansing), if there is no cost for irresponsibility there is no reason to be responsible. Hook up on Saturday night and up to nine months later you can have that growth inside you removed at taxpayer expense.

Voting without I.D. – This is about the most ridiculous thing that has ever been presented to a civilized society. Currently, in many states, there is nothing stopping someone from getting off a plane, a boat or crossing the Rio Grande (aka: Rio Bravo del Norte) into our southern desert on election day from going to the Motor Vehicle Department, getting a driver license to use as I.D., then driving on to the polls and voting. Yet, some of these same idiots want to exclude our military men and women serving outside the country on election day from casting their ballot.

Universal Basic Income – Proposals range from $500/mo. to $1,000/mo. given to every adult person in the U.S. No need to work or produce, the check’s in the mail. Actually, you need not even bother going to your mail box or cashing a check. Completely effortless! A government deposit will be made directly into your bank account on a specific date each month so that you can continue using your EBT card to buy corn chips and beer without interruption.

No consequence for breaking the law. No loss of rights for committing felonies; vote from prison. The Marxist/socialists, whether they say it aloud or not, want to make every non-politician completely beholden to a strong central government. Act the way we say or we’ll take away your subsidies.

Otherwise, all is free!