Monday, April 30, 2012
"A high school sophomore supposedly cheated on homework. He was kicked out of his honors English class, and his father doesn't deny the cheating occurred. But that's not where it ends; that's where it starts."
I'm sorry.... But if I screwed up like that, my father would first paddles my but and second he would tell me I made my bed so now I had to lie in it.How is this teaching this kid about personal responsibility? Oh he screws up and mommy or daddy will fix it and make it go away...... Whaaaat? That is what is wrong with our current society. NO ONE is taking responsibility for their actions. Look at Hollyweird with all the famous actors and actresses and people famous for being famous. A DUI here a DWI there, a drug charge over in that place. Do they serve real time? Do they actually get punished? When people who aren't famous or rich who have lesser offenses receive anywhere from 4 to 50 times the punishment. How is that fair? How is that a properly functioning society? It isn't.
That is one of the main things wrong with our society..... It's always SOMEONE ELSE'S FAULT! Hey folks, if you screw up, stand up and take responsibility for it. Don't expect everyone else to give you a pass as if your screw didn't exist.
"When a six-year-old boy kicked his school principal last week, the school called in police, not parents.
The student had already been suspended for kicking and biting another official, when he allegedly threatened a teacher and kicked Principal Pat Lumbley. This time, the child was placed in police custody and charged with battery and intimidation"
How is charging this child with a crime going to help the child learn to be a properly behaved, well adjusted member of society? The first time junior did something hinky he should have had his read end warmed up, and his parents called. If he still acted up, another paddling plus the parents and the student need to be sat down with a school counselor. As I wrote above, Ms. Brown, my principal in elementary school warmed my butt with an oak paddle several times through my school years. And you know what I never did what I was paddled for again. I found something else to get a paddling for, but all in all, in 7 years of school there, I was only paddled 5 times. When I got home however, I got paddled again plus had privileges taken away from me. I think I turned out rather well. My kids, when they screw up they do get paddled. At most 4 swats depending on what they did. I don't like doing it, however if I don't, the kids will think they got away with inappropriate behavior, and continue that behavior. To the detriment of themselves and society at large.
And that is what most of the "Do Gooders" don't realize. In order to have a polite, functioning society, people need discipline. Both individual self, and external in the force of law and custom. "Don't harm the childs ego or self esteem" they say. I say unless the child knows proper discipline he or she won't know how to live and operate in real society. They will only know they can continue with ever escalating bad or inappropriate behavior, as the get no discipline or punishment for their behavior, they will continue to do it.
Yes the child need to be disciplined, however calling the police and taking him away to a juvenile facility does nothing but scare him and puts him in a place where he can preyed upon by older juveniles who have had more than just 1 or 2 brushes with the law. So the school system needs to be removed from this equation, despite what their policies or regulations are. The first call when this child did that, should have been to the parents. If the parents couldn't or wouldn't come to the school to deal with their child, then I could see involving the local law enforcement. For the school to jump straight to calling the police, is a frightening escalation, and it is becoming more and more of an everyday occurrence.
What are your thoughts? Who should be called first? The parents? or the Cops?
Sunday, April 29, 2012
"Radical gay activist, GOP-basher and “anti-bullying” crusader Dan Savage was asked to speak at a high school journalism convention.
The result was predictable. Savage insulted and cursed at the Christian students, attacked Republicans and bashed Callista Gingrich.
So much for “anti-bullying.”
Jim has video posted there also.
"Media Protecting Obama - 2x More Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan under Obama than 8 years of Bush - No Outrage
There have been 1954 U.S. soldiers killed so far in the Afghanistan war according to icasualties 1324 of those Deaths have occurred in less than 3 1/2 years under Obama while only 630 of those deaths occurred in 8 years under George W. Bush
WHY NO MEDIA OUTRAGE?
I remember when Bush was President the Liberal Media stations and news outlets had daily updates of the number of U.S. Soldiers killed with pictures and everything. Now It is almost hard to find out how many soldiers are dying every day because when a soldier dies now it is not on the front page or sometimes not even reported at all."
Click the above to read the whole story.
During President Bush's term, each and every casualty was paraded about by the media as a condemnation of his leadership. Every wounded and injured soldier was interviewed and broadcast world wide. With the various MSM pundits blasting President Bush's leadership. Yet their own messiah more than doubles the number of casualties and all you hear is crickets. Where is the outrage you so called scions of the press? Where is the reporting? The media establishment is so far in the pocket of the liberal/left political machine, they are the new handkerchiefs of the politicians and special interest groups. And you know what goes into a handkerchief? Mucus and Phlegm.
That is my new word for the MSM. Mucus and Phlegm.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
March to the sea
March to the stars
This is a very good series by David Weber and John Ringo, and like my recommendation of reading The Road To Damascus, you will find parallels between the main protagonists and certain groups within our own country. It's frightening to me, just how future psychic Sci-Fi writers have become. It seems like they "know" something. Those links are to free editions of the novels, if you like them you can purchase them directly from Baen.
Let me know what you think in the comments.
Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors' Prisons
"How did breast cancer survivor Lisa Lindsay end up behind bars? She didn't pay a medical bill -- one the Herrin, Ill., teaching assistant was told she didn't owe. "She got a $280 medical bill in error and was told she didn't have to pay it," The Associated Press reports. "But the bill was turned over to a collection agency, and eventually state troopers showed up at her home and took her to jail in handcuffs."
How this is even legal, I have no idea. But notice the states where it is happening? Who runs those state's governments. Do you're own research and find the truth for yourself.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The Worst Black Widow cosplay pictures on the internet
Now I don't know those women costumers/cosplayers. I DO however speak to other member who DO know them. I also know about how much work goes into making those costumes. Many of these female costumers/cosplayers, do this for many reasons. Several of them create these costumes, sew them themselves, spend their time and money to do this. A few of the ladies also enjoy volunteering at local hospitals and charities to help kids. For this misogynistic cretin to degrade them for a laugh in order to get a few page views to increase his paid advertising is repulsive to me. His so-called apology, isn't. It's an attempt to divert a bunch of upset people. Women and men, one being myself, from spreading bad publicity about his site. His so-called apology posted below.
Cosplay aficionados, I have something to say to you
I find his apology, less than apologetic. And more of a leave me alone, quit being mean to me. It was just a joke.
Sorry, it isn't a joke when you demean someone like you did, and to do so in such a public fashion as well. I would suggest you read the comments over there, as his denunciations become louder and less comprehensible.
I'm going to take some tylenol and lie down for a bit.
"Police on Wednesday arrested two men in connection to a suspected gang rape of a 20-year-old man, carried out by three other men, in a home for asylum seekers in northern Sweden.
“All I can say is that they are all between 18 and 20, apart from one of the suspects who is under 18,” said Inga-Lis Adervall Åström, prosecutor at the Umeå prosecution chamber to local paper Norrländska Socialdemokraten (NSD)".
Click the above to go over the The Gateway Pundit to read more.
The Full story HERE
I found some videos from previous years events HERE
And the link to the Event is http://www.missourisupermileage.org/ However is appears to be down at the moment.
I say Bravo to all the participants, and I hope these future thinkers and engineers, do well in their studies and chosen fields.
"Daily Mail: A gang of Muslim men who abducted and raped two teenage girls as part of their Eid celebrations laughed in court yesterday as they were jailed for a total of 38 years.
The girls, aged 15 and 16, were lured miles from their home to a dingy hostel. In a horrifying weekend-long ordeal, they were plied with alcohol and repeatedly raped by two men, Shamrez Rashid and Amar Hussain, before being offered to a number of others who also ‘used them for sex’."
I'm sorry. You celebrate a religious remembrance by raping two under age girls, and when you are caught and charged with it, you smirk and make funny face in court? How is your religion, Islam, a religion of peace if it allows this to happen?
"The 16-year old was forced to have sex six times with four different men. The younger victim was raped by one man and then sexually assaulted by another."
Sixteen and fifteen year old girls, under the laws in many countries and states DO NOT have the legal right to consent to intimate relations. How dare these, these, I won't even allow that they are members of the human race, these PIGS, SWINE, HOGS, PORCINES, Yes I am calling them that which to them is Unholy, because to me they are Unholy SCUM, how DARE they touch a child, not yet in her full womanhood, unable to give her willing consent through law and custom. Prison is too good for these PIGS! I am a Minister, however there are times in which I agree with the Old Testament. Much as it pains me in my soul to say it, a different form of punishment is necessary for these heathen pigs. To start I feel the removal of their right hands, as the left hand is unclean, and the traditional punishment for theft, such as the theft of those children's innocence, according to the Qur'an is the cutting off of the hand. By removing of the hand you brand them a thief, by removing of the right hand you deny them entrance into Jannah as they are unclean. I know there are people who will call me reactionary, and attempt to vilify me. I don't care. These radical Islamists, who care nothing for the laws of man and common decency, will destroy Islam itself. And through their actions, and the inaction of moderate Islams who will not temper or restrain the radicalists, there will be people, be they Jews, Christians, Atheists, Hindus, Bhuddists or any other religious or non-religious group, who will step in. It is my fear that they actions of the minority, will be blamed up on the majority, and the "War on Islam" will become FACT instead of hysteria. This HAS to be stopped. But I fear, it won't be. Until such time as Moderate Islamics stand up and take back their religion from the radicalists, incidents such as Bare Naked Islam refers to above, will continue to happen. And more and more civilized people of all religions, all colors, all races and creeds will become more and more disgusted and angry. And then there will be a true war against Islam. And I fear it may become the new Holocaust.
I pray it will not happen, but I fear it will.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
"Since the end of the military draft in 1973, every person joining the U.S. armed forces has done so because he or she asked to be there. Over the past decade, this all-volunteer force has been put to the test and has succeeded, fighting two sustained foreign wars with troops standing up to multiple combat deployments and >extreme stress.
This is precisely the reason it is time to get rid of the all-volunteer force. It has been too successful. Our relatively small and highly adept military has made it all too easy for our nation to go to war — and to ignore the consequences."
To quote XBRADTC
"Let’s take the best trained, most educated force we’ve ever fielded and ruin it!Geebus, how is it people this stupid get PAID to write?"
Hmmm I think it has something to do with a Liberal Arts Degree. The remove commonsense, dignity and an actual brain stem when they hand you the sheep skin.
"Ameren Missouri is vying to be the first utility in the country to seek a construction and operating license for a small-scale nuclear reactor, a technology that's appealing to utilities because of the smaller upfront costs and shorter development lead times"
Lets see if he actually follows through, or if it is another attempt to pass the buck.
Click the above quote to go RTWT.
Oh, HEY OBAMA!?!?! WHERE'S THE BEEF?
"It was Friday the 13. If you are superstitious, then the new Executive Order issued yesterday, “Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources” must give you pause.
The order states,“While natural gas production is carried out by private firms, and States are the primary regulators of onshore oil and gas activities, the Federal Government has an important role to play by regulating oil and gas activities on public and Indian trust lands, encouraging greater use of natural gas in transportation, supporting research and development aimed at improving the safety of natural gas development and transportation activities, andsetting sensible, cost-effective public health and environmental standards to implement Federal law and augment State safeguards.”
Click the above to RTWT.
Also Over at Silicon Graybeard's in the post where I got the above, he discusses Ben Bernanke's speech on Friday the 13th. And he discusses several miscue's and mistakes, Mr. Bernanke makes in his assumptions about the economy of the U.S.A.
Click HERE to go read that article.
Now, if Obummer is trying to add MORE regulation and unnecessary oversight, adding more unnecessary costs for more hoops and hurdles that must be jumped through by the oil companies, what do you suppose will happen to our energy costs? What has been happening to our energy costs since Obummer came into office? Aren't we paying enough, already? This is all to supposedly "Ensure continuation of energy" yet I don't see it happening.
To quote one of my earlier posts "HEY OBAMA!?!?!? WHERE IS THE BEEF?"
First a black man robbed and beat up a white person because he was angry about Trayvon Martin.
Nuge expression's nothing to be concerned about, but a Global Warming kook wants to burn down houses of deniers.
McCain KNEW Obama campaign was stuffing ballot box but did nothing.
Obamanomics in action.
Daily Kos: A fetus is a parasite.
Ma Pelosi celebrates Earth Day by bashing republicans.
Jim and his co-blogger do good work. If you haven't already bookmark his site. I read it several times a day as a former St. Louisan, and because he always has good information.
Friday, April 20, 2012
What if Goerge W. Bush had done that?
"If George W. Bush had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?
If George W. Bush had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?"
Click the link to go RTWT
"If gays ever want to have the power to make the Democrats keep their promises of gay equality, all they have to do is take a break from donating to and working for Democrats and — this is the key — start acting like they are willing to listen to lesbian and gay conservatives explain the advantages of fiscal conservatism."
I suggest you click that to go RTWT. I also suggest you read her other posts. They will open your eyes.
Clara Peller became a cultural icon with her shouts of "Where's the beef?" It was a simple ad for a major chain restaurant, but over the years it has come to mean much more.
"Three months ago, in his State of the Union speech, President Obama announced a new task force to investigate mortgage fraud and bring some measure of relief to the 12 million American families who are either losing their homes or in danger of losing them.
The new Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group would be co-chaired by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, U.S. Attorney John Walsh of Colorado and three Washington insiders from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission."
Where is the panel? Where is the beef? Obummer has shown he is all talk and no go. All hat and no cattle. And a hundred other euphemisms that I can think of. All pointing out that the man talks and talks and talks. But does nothing. Nothing to stem the tide of insolvency sweeping our country. Nothing to help businesses expand and create more jobs for more people. Nothing other than to obstruct, obfuscate and obliterate the American Dream.
He has got to go.
HEY OBAMA! WHERE'S THE BEEF?!
First Neal Stevenson
Now a few of Jay G
You tell me... Does Jay have an older brother he's not telling us about?
Million upon millions of our tax dollars are spent to collect, collate and disseminate this information, and you are going to remove the most pertinent information from it before sending it out? What are you, IDIOTS?!?!? Does the term fighting with both hands tied mean anything you?
Here are a few you need to read.
Foodstamps rise 70% under Obama
Wall Street Insider Obama's Keystone Trap
Wall Street Insider: Obama Pulling aside the mask
If you haven't already, I suggest you bookmark his site right clicking his name above and bookmarking it.
Jeff Sessions says Not One Dime!
Dem Gov attacks Romney over Religion
Taliban beg after poisoning girls and bombing Kabul
Barack Obummers "Change" in 3 and a half years.
There are many, MANY more stories. If you haven't already, bookmark his page by right clicking The Gateway Pundit and then clicking Bookmark This Link.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
If you don't know who these gentlemen are, you have missed several generations of music.
Levon Helm, the drummer and lead vocalist of The Band, an iconic group of musicians backing famous artists, were famous in their own right.
Greg Ham the Saxophonist and flautist of Men At Work, led a Down Under Assault on the american airwaves.
And Dick Clark, a man who through his various endeavors, such as American Bandstand, brought bands and artists to the attention of america.
We have lost 3 great men who have brought music to the world.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
The last one is his modification of my design. If everything goes right. I should have it in my hands by summertime. Just in time to give it a real work out while camping and hiking with my kids. This is NOT a fighting knife. This is a field utility knife. Designed to be used and abused. And while it will cost me more than I usually pay for a firearm. In my opinion, this will be worth it. For the hand crafted quality, and I know the knife maker. I know people who have and use his blades. And they are all above satisfied. I will ask him to document the build when he starts making it for me. And NO! I will NOT tell you who he is. UNTIL I have my blade in hand, so everyone ordering their own custom blades, doesn't get my knife pushed on to the back burner. :)
Bare Naked Islam is now added to the Blogroll
"Get off my Lawn! Or the Grid: then and Now.
In WW2 here is what the Germans thought of the US power grid system, in their own words on a document on attacking the US, specifically Section VII "Reconnaissance and military targets on the West Atlantic Coast and in the USA"
A possible Tornado is about 3 miles south of here heading north west. It should miss us by a fair margin, but the forecast is for these storms to hang around for the next 2 to 3 days. If you could please say a prayer for any who are affected by these storms, they and I would appreciate it.
Last weekend I visited the U.C. Berkeley campus and on a whim attended a lecture with the provocative title Teaching as a Subversive Activity — Revisited
Because this was a presentation aimed at education insiders only, the lecturer, retired professor H. Douglas Brown from S.F. State, seemed perfectly willing to let the cat out of the bag about political indoctrination on college campuses. Fortunately, I had my trusty camera with me, so I was able not only to snap a few pictures but also record several key portions of his speech, which I found so eye-opening that I felt the general public deserved to hear it as well
Make sure you have no objects handy for throwing in your vicinity while reading and or listening.
"Reason #13: Betraying Allies (Giving Aid And Comfort To Our Enemies)
Categories: Narcissism, Destroying historic alliances, aiding deadly enemies, personal aggrandizement over nation.
Mr. Obama’s lack of respect, indeed, even his contempt for America’s allies, has become the stuff of legend."
He then goes and gives multiple examples. Click the above to go read it for yourself.
White House Opens Door to Big Donors, and Lobbyists Slip In
Last May, as a battle was heating up between Internet companies and Hollywood over how to stop online piracy, a top entertainment industry lobbyist landed a meeting at the White House with one of President Obama’s technology advisers
The lobbyist did not get there by himself.
He was accompanied by Antoinette C. Bush, a well-connected Washington lawyer who has represented companies like Viacom, Sony and News Corporation for 30 years. A friend of the president and a cousin of his close aide Valerie B. Jarrett, Ms. Bush has been to the White House at least nine times during his term, taking lobbyists along on a few occasions, joining an invitation-only forum about intellectual property, and making social visits with influential friends.
Click the link above to take you to the NY Times article.
Read the whole story HERE at Gateway Pundit...
This is sick and disgusting in my opinion. I have three teenage daughters, and this so called comedienne thinks this if "Funny". No it's not. It sends the wrong message to young women that there are no consequences for their actions. I don't agree with abortion. However as I have said on my show and I believe a few times here on my blog, unless I am the father of the child which might be aborted, "I" have no say in the womans choice to get one. I can say however, I will pay for counseling, I will pay for adoption, I will pay for medical expenses for that child. I REFUSE to pay for the abortion however. Unless it is necessary to save the life of the mother or in the cases of rape or incest, I'm sorry. I WILL NOT pay for it. And I DO NOT want my tax dollars to pay for it either. I will gladly pay for birth control, I will gladly pay for adoption services. But the decision whether or not she should or shouldn't have an abortion is not mine, so I have no say in the matter. It is between her and God. Because every child is precious and should be protected. For some person, I'm sorry in my opinion Ms. Silverman doesn't even rate that courtesy, for some CALLOUS IGNORANT IDIOT! to make a joke out of something like the destruction of a human life, is beyond the pale. HOW DARE YOU! Ms. Silverman a public person, even JOKE about something like that. I have talked to my daughters about their sexuality, and I have told them if they need birth control we will get it. My two oldest daughters are on birth control, the youngest isn't because of the Physicians recommendation. My children know how I stand on the issue of abortion, and they agree with me. The availability of birth control should make it so there are LESS abortions in this country. However for the years 1998 to 2008 the last reported year the statistics are approximately 267.1 abortions per 1000 live births averaged out over 10 years. Don't believe me HERE is the link you can do the math yourself. How is it with the increased availability of birth control, the abortion rates do not go down? The population has been increasing, the availability of birth control has been increasing. Should the rate of abortions have decreased?
I'm getting off my soap box as I'm raising my blood pressure unnecessarily. For shallow callous unthinking people, abortion is not a joke. It is not a comedy routine. Maybe this is why Hollywood still can't figure out why their big block buster anti war message movies tank. They don't think like the rest of America does.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
"In this recent Wall Street Journal op ed, historian David Beito and economist Daniel Smith explain how respect for property rights enabled the city of Joplin, MO to recover from a devastating tornado much faster than similarly stricken Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which severely restricted property rights in order to pursue a “top-down” redevelopment plan:
Last April 27, one of the worst tornadoes in American history tore through Tuscaloosa, Ala., killing 52 people and damaging or destroying 2,000 buildings. In six minutes, it put nearly one-tenth of the city’s population into the unemployment line. A month later, Joplin, Mo., suffered an even more devastating blow. In a city with half the population of Tuscaloosa, a tornado killed 161 and damaged or destroyed more than 6,000 buildings…."
"THE NATION, SAYS THAT THE REAL HILARY ROSEN SCANDAL is that she’s just another of the many corporate whores who have surrounded Obama:
Per a senior Dem: “Serious Dem operatives are aghast at Hilary Rosen’s misguided attack on Ann Romney’s work history. She and others at PR firm SKD Knickerbocker have represented many clients that have raised hackles with senior White House staff. It’s an open secret in the Dem consultant community that SKD has been signing up clients based on ‘perceived White House access’ tied to prior relationships and employment.”
As we’ve reported, SKDKnickerbocker is led by a team of former Democratic operatives and key White House figures. But instead of promoting a progressive agenda, or even an Obama agenda, these consultants score huge contracts by helping corporate interests lobby for policies that are not in line with the public interest. Many SKDKnickerbocker employees, including Anita Dunn, a former White House communications director, are also frequent White House visitors.
We’ve compiled a partial list of SKDKnickerbocker’s clients. Since the firm refuses to register as an ordinary lobbying firm, we don’t know their full roster of clients.
My favorite: “SKDKnickerbocker was hired to push for billions in tax breaks for already profitable corporations.”
Then, of course, there’s her history as an attack dog for the music industry. Well, what do you expect? They don’t call him President Goldman Sachs for nothing."
Click the above to go RTWT
This piece by Andy Sullivan at Reuters is remarkable for how it highlights the monumental gap between President Obama's promises about how going green will create hundreds of thousands of jobs and begin to transform the economy, and the actual results in the last 3 years.
Three weeks ago, President Barack Obama stood in front of a sea of gleaming solar panels in Boulder City, Nevada, to celebrate his administration's efforts to promote "green energy."
Stretching row upon row into the desert, the Copper Mountain Solar Project not far from Las Vegas provided an impressive backdrop for the president.
Built on public land, the facility is the largest of its kind in the United States. Its 1 million solar panels provide enough energy to power 17,000 homes.
And it employs just 10 people."
"But the most explosive allegation in the news story comes from former Democratic congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Ted Kenney, who calls what the Obama White House is doing "quid pro quo."
Patrick J. Kennedy, the former representative from Rhode Island, who donated $35,800 to an Obama re-election fund last fall while seeking administration support for a nonprofit venture, said contributions were simply a part of “how this business works.”
“If you want to call it ‘quid pro quo,’ fine,” he said. “At the end of the day, I want to make sure I do my part.”
Saturday, April 14, 2012
6. Hilary Rosens firm represents Sandra Fluke….coincidink, I think not.
It is all spin, and has been from day one! DISTRACT AND ATTACK, but for gods sake do NOT bring up Obambam’s record…duh."
"Liberals are getting increasingly touchy about the looming prospect of voters judging Pres. Obama’s term of office. They are almost as touchy about those noting that Obama wants to focus his campaign on his opponents, real and imagined, rather than on his record or the economy."
"Well, that is not exactly what he says. Instead, in Why Scalia Could Uphold Obamacare, Larry Lessig actually says that if the “conservative” Justices do not accept his reading of their prior decisions, his students and other cynics would think the justices were acting politically, and he would be powerless to defend the Court, which would sadden him greatly."
There is also video, UNEDITED video of Rep. West's comments.
GO click on the above to read and SEE the whole thing.