Archive for July, 2015

THE YOUNG AND THE VULNERABLE

July 24, 2015

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wants to start indoctrinating your kids and grandkids as early as possible. K-12 apparently isn’t doing the job. Head Start is a failure and Early Head still doesn’t capture all the minds.

Head Start, a preschool program began in 1965 as one of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” progressive reforms and was initially promoted as the answer to early childhood development and education; a way for children from low-income families to get a leg up on basic socialization and learning skills.

Now morphed to $8 billion+ per year, the program’s 50 year history at best shows only statistically debatable positive results. Low-income inner city kids continue to drop out of school and join gangs and transition to other entitlement programs at roughly the same demographically proportional rate as those without the early childhood opportunities. Data showing that enrollees who do better with life skills or economic or academic advancement are offset by arrest and incarceration rates of others. There is a statistically insignificant difference between Head Start graduates and their unprogrammed counterparts.

Head Start began as an eight week summer program to prepare children for the transition from home life into the public school system. By 1994, the program mutated to include “Early” Head Start which incorporates children from infant to age 3 as well as pre-schoolers.

Apparently there are still a few defiant children who see the world from a brighter perspective.  They don’t want to be victims or government serfs. They refuse to accept the indoctrination and become prosperous free thinkers. This is not good for progressives (Socialists by another term). So…

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently proposed a more direct way of socially engineering our future population. His proposal, not unlike that of Hitler or Mao or other dictators, is to house, feed, medicate and brainwash the most vulnerable children from birth. Enveloping and subliminally imprinting a socialist program from the earliest moment of cognition while eliminating any outside input will surely change the societal makeup.

(CNSNews.com 13 May, 2015) – Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday proposed the idea of public boarding schools, saying there are “just certain kids we should have 24/7.”
“One idea that I threw out … is the idea of public boarding schools,” Duncan said at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in Crystal City, Va. “That’s a little bit of a different idea–a controversial idea–but the question is do we have some children where there’s not a mom, there’s not a dad, there’s not a grandma, there’s just nobody at home?”
“There’s just certain kids we should have 24/7 to really create a safe environment and give them a chance to be successful,” he said.

Just one more example of that fundamental change you voted for…twice.

EPA AND DOE RULES HARM THE ENVIRONMENT

July 21, 2015

For years now, I have been ranting about the rules, regulations, edicts and other mandates made by the government (3 administrations) that do more harm than good for the environment, human dignity or mankind in general. Now it is beyond nervous laughter. It’s serious.

There is a very wide gap between reasoned conservation and ludicrous power wielding. Yet, the ignorant enthusiasm of environmentalists and government know-naughts allows them to jump that chasm with closed eyes.

Forests throughout the West burn violently each year sending almost as much pollution into the air as the fleets of jets and limos headed for an Al Gore spearheaded global warming convention. The fires kill wildlife, cause some to flee their natural habitat and make some furry creatures invade residential areas or regions where there is no food to sustain life. Beyond the immediate, it takes decades for the devastated territories to regain their life sustaining camouflage and nourishment. Why? Simply because a few misguided individuals believe that thinning trees and clearing a forest floor disrupts nature and harms the natural ecosystem.

Thus, brush clearing is prohibited in many areas. Thank you to the EPA and the dunderheads who lobby for untenable environmental controls.

Water conservation activists campaigned heartily for low flow shower heads and low volume toilets to save the valued and limited supply. Yeah, that’s working well. In order to get the shampoo out of your hair, you now have to stand and let the water gently trickle across your scalp for about a day and a half. Then after rinsing, according to the instructions on the shampoo bottle, you must repeat.

And the toilets today. Low volume = double flush. That means about one and a half times the water it used to take. Additionally, after the second flush and fill you have to use a brush and clean the bowl. That may mean an additional flush to clean the brush. Low volume toilets are working well, too.

Singer, Sheryl Crow, once suggested at a global warming affair that a “one square” restriction be imposed for every porcelain throne event. She failed to grasp the concept of water needed to clean the crap off your hands after using the one square. Eh, that can be written off as an unintended consequence. Save a tree, lose an agricultural field.

So now, according to The Hill.com, the Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing a 3.1 gallon limit on each dishwasher load. The link above illustrates the results of ignorant government bureaucrats setting unreachable goals and mandating their compliance.

I don’t care if you cause sparks to fly and wires melt at every wind driven or solar powered electrical generating station in the nation to super-heat the water for your dishwasher. After killing the bacteria you need to rinse it away or consume it in the future.

CHANGE THE NAME, ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM

July 14, 2015

The Washington Redskins have been under attack by the politically correct gestapo for years now. The P.C. corps (maybe 10 drops of Native American blood among them) say the team name is offensive. So, let’s change the name to something less offensive and satisfy everybody.

First, we have to do away with the name Washington. George Washington was a slave owner and must no longer be honored for anything he accomplished due to that one fact. Second, Redskins is as offensive to some as being called black, brown, white or mauve. It’s far too descriptive.

A new name might be Honored Hunters. Wait, PETA and vegan alert! Can’t have that. Animal killers just won’t cut it. How about Brave Warriors? Nope.  That’s offensive to our current president who finds bravery despicable. And warrior, well that connotes aggression. Rule that out.

Perhaps the Burgundy and Gold Fleet Feet? That should be universal enough.  Nah, that might confuse people who are color blind and make them feel less than whole. And, what about lower extremity amputees? Chuck that suggestion.

We can also discard any animal names – Jaguars, Lions, Eagles, etc. That would either remind people of predators or prey because that is the animal world. Certainly we can’t use names of any domesticated animals like dog or cat either because that would indicate diminution, dependence and subservience. Calling them Democrats might be generic enough, though.

I think we’re getting close.

The New Orleans Saints now have a problem, too. The name Saints is offensive to any atheist, so it has to go. And the logo, an artful representation of a lilly, simply cannot reside. Despite it’s provenance as a symbol of French monarchy, and its continued and honored use throughout the ages in Europe and the Mediterranean region, a select few people censure it as a mark dominance. Runaway slaves were sometimes branded with the image when returned to their owners.

Perhaps if we are considerate to all and simply identify football teams numerically it might satisfy the few dissonants. This week is the Team #4 against Team #9. We can’t have team rankings, though, because that is elitist and the lower ranked team members or fans might cry. Of course, we have to eliminate #13 from the name lineup to appease the superstitious. Wives against Gambling (WAGS) see the #s 7 and 11 as evil so they must go as well.

Aw hell, let’s just do away with all sports because some people are just too uncoordinated to partake and they will be offended. Dancing? Gotta go. Singing is out for the tone deaf. Reading? Eliminate that, too.

The seventh century is looking better and better to me now. I think I’ll stop by a Mosque today and look into converting.

Oh, don’t get upset now.  I mean, it’s not like I drew a picture of a barbaric child molester.

EVERYBODY’S WATCHING PORN

July 11, 2015

While it may not be true that everybody on the government payroll spends eight hours a day watching porn on a computer you paid for, they may as well be doing so.

Occasionally some of them find the time to redact documents subpoenaed under FOIA to the point they are of no value to any criminal investigation. For the rest, it’s difficult to identify what they spend their time doing unless it’s simply finding new ways to deflect, or obfuscate any inquiry.

It is evident that as any organization grows, it becomes less efficient. It happens in private sector for-profit businesses. It happens in non-profit organizations and it most certainly happens in the public sector. Over growth = complacency and inefficiency. Our government is definitely over grown.

Dylann Roof was able to shoot and kill nine people in Charleston on June 17 of this year because the FBI failed to deny his background check. And that’s according to James Comey, Director of the FBI. “We are sick that this has happened. We wish we could turn back time,” Comey said.

The dealer who sold the gun did his due diligence. He complied with the law.  He submitted the request and sold Roof the gun when the 3 day waiting period ran out. The dealer had no reason to deny the purchase.

Liberals want to grow government. They want background checks on everybody wishing to purchase a gun. They want FBI agents at all gun shows to make sure this happens. This is what they get…inept bureaucracies. They get $35/hr clerks ($60/hr including benefits) texting, applying nail polish or watching porn all day instead of doing their job and following up to make sure the job was done correctly.

When someone dies, their boss simply says, “Um, sorry. NEXT”.

THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH

July 5, 2015

The Ministry of Truth disseminates the information we need to know and accept to keep the elite in control. “Journalists” aid the office with broadcast and print adaptations of what is happening. Both the Ministry and their tentacle allies advise us not to listen to dissenting opinion or alternate viewpoints which they pursue, distort, demean and destroy wherever possible.

According to the Ministry, President Obama is enjoying the highest approval numbers of his second term. Up by 5% over last month according to the latest CNN/ORC survey, it shows that the young and ignorant, gays, socialists and other America haters continue to blindly welcome oppression by edict. He now basks with a 50% approval among the selected respondents.

Taking a quick look at the past month, we can clearly see how the rise in popularity came about.
1. While ISIL gained more territory and displayed more violence (including cage drownings and beheading a woman), Obama admitted to the G-7 conference that because he fired all the experienced and knowledgeable military commanders, he is clueless how the murderous thugs might be controlled. Putin is now eyeing the Baltic states as the Ukrain continues to be hammered and Crimea is annexed. The United States is safe…for now.
2. National debt reporting is “frozen” at $18,112,975,000,000. The Treasury Department number has remained the same for the past 15 weeks. The reported number is $25,000,000 under the congressionally approved limit. No matter how much Michelle spends on vacations abroad, this is the number to be reported until congress raises the ceiling. The National Debt Clock records another $118 billion, but you have to seek that number.
3. Great things came to gays with a Supreme Court decision. Christians around the U.S., however, now fear the demise of religious freedom due to the court’s legislative shredding of the Constitution. Only some rights will now be violated. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” has now been replaced by A Supreme Court decision trumps any God given right or restriction on government enumerated by the Founding Fathers.
4. Obamacare wins another round thanks to the court. Once “middle-income” patients now avoid medical attention because they can no longer afford to pay the increased premiums and meet excessive deductions without foregoing mortgage payments, rent, food or such. The ACA is working as designed.
5. Hundreds of unvetted Syrians, Lybians, Sudanese, Guatemalans, El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Chinese, etc. are allowed into the country daily. After receiving a notice to appear before an immigration magistrate, they are released into the general population. Some are briefly detained to receive nourishment, medical attention, monitary stipends, new clothing, etc. before being transported to the state of their choosing. The Ministry reports our border is more secure than it has ever been.
6. The claimed unemployment rate dropped again in June. Officially, it is now 5.3%. The number of able bodied workers who have abdicated responsibility for their personal well being in exchange for government gratuities, however, continues to rise far more rapidly than the official number drops. BLS shows that only 62.6% of the workforce is now active, down 0.3% or 56,000 from just last month.

Yes siree, The Ministry of Truth reports all is well and the polls reflect that doctrine.