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Popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality Joyce Brothers has died. She was…
When it rains, you should expect a hurricane.
His improv was awesome, his delivery precise, and his humor extraordinary. I was one of his many fans…
Roger Ebert dead at 70 of cancer according to the Chicago Sun-Times
It never ends. It’s Spring Break here and I have not had a moment’s peace, until Nomstress showed up yesterday. And no, I still can’t drink, so she got my share. Anyway, this week has given me its share of irritation. First, I had some people on the social-site-with-faces ask ME why in the world I would ever NEED a gun.
No, I am not kidding.
I was patient, and explained that I was fighting for a RIGHT, not a NEED. It didn’t register at all. So, I moved on from that, only to be informed by the
libtardic colostomy bag “friend” that it was nice that I “had seen the light” about guns being evil. This is where I politely informed him that it was time he “saw the light” and put down the fork that was making him rotund. BAM!! Entire conversation deleted.
Second, I had a friend complain that the new Pope was “too Catholic”. This is truly baffling. In her world view, since this is a world church, the Pope should be voted on by people of all faiths. Excuse me, but what part of ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH do you not understand? I asked her if I should be able to vote on the coming Caliphate, or perhaps on the new incarnation of the Dalai Lama. She informed me that that was different, because since I am not of those races, I should not have an opinion. After informing her that Islam is not a race, nor is Tibetan, she was at a loss to refute, resorting to the trope of “conservatives are racist”. I told her that my Puerto Rican heritage was offended. BAM!! Conversation deleted.
These are people with graduate degrees, and proof that higher education, and public education at large, does not educate. Sadly, I think we are past the point of educating the current generations. I can only hope that my children’s generation will make up for that lack.
A few months back, Eldest came to me for help on
a Language Arts an English assignment. First of all, I was THRILLED that she asked for my help. Second of all, I was flattered that she felt I would be knowledgeable enough.
Well, y’all know how kids are.
Anyway, she had to “interpret and analyze” a poem by Robert Frost, called Mowing. Now, I remember the poem from my 9th grade English class. It’s a nice poem, light and easy to follow. But what disturbed me was the teacher’s topic of discussion. She wanted the kids to analyze the sexual innuendos. At first I thought I misunderstood. But no….. the teacher wanted the students to explain how Frost was essentially writing about sex.
In a poem about a laborer cutting tall grass to make hay.
And y’all maybe wondering what I did.
Well, I told Eldest the poem was about the satisfaction of hard work, that sex had NOTHING to do with it, that that was something that Language Arts teachers began to push back in the early 1990′s, and that Robert Frost himself said the poem was about MOWING GRASS WITH A SCYTHE. Further, I told her that if the teacher had a problem with it, she could call me. She never called, and Eldest got an “A” on her paper.
Sometimes the curtains are fucking blue, but according to public education, the curtains are aliens with grape jelly golfing in a fishtank.
And people wonder why we have dumber kids now.
Some of the H&B readers and lurkers may be familiar with RFID, AKA Radio Frequency Identification. Basically, it’s the use of a microchip to detect your presence. Ranchers use this for cattle.
[T]he Northside Independent School District will be issuing RFID-equipped identification cards that the kids have to wear on lanyards any time they’re on campus. And then, in some corner of the principal’s office, the students show up as moving dots on a map of the screen like some real life game of Pac Man.
When NISD first proposed this, they defended it by masking it with concern for truant children. But the reality is, it is a way to keep taking money from the state. You see, school budgets are intertwined with attendance, and if kids are not in his or her seat when roll is called, that means the school doesn’t get money for having a kid in that seat.
Now, y’all may think that parents are ok with this because the schools are using it, right? Noooooooope. Parents were told, not even asked that this programs was to be implemented. Now, that was their first mistake. Their second mistake was implementing it at a magnet school. One very intelligent young woman stood up for her rights and refused to wear the lanyard with the tracking chip, and for that, she was expelled. She in turn took the case to court, and a judge will be ruling on her temporary injunction next week. And as it happens, someone decided to wreak a little havoc to bring attention to this rather obvious infringement on privacy.
Personally, I am not a fan of the entity known as Anonymous. In their quest for equilateral anarchy, they tend to leave a mess in their wake. But they are an equal opportunity pest, and sometimes they do hit a nail in a coffin pretty well. This Anon person makes a valid point: ASK THE PARENTS FIRST!!! They are the ones paying the taxes for the school system. Further, I have an issue with their whole “first period attendance” thing. According to my source, attendance is taken in the second period, because students do run late, have mishaps on the road, or buses can be late getting in. By second period, everyone who is at school is there anyway. Any student that has a doctor’s appointment, for example, is counted present when he or she check into the attendance office, so that excuse is weak at best.
The whole program reeks of control. Anyone who claims that this is for the safety of the children is either deluded, or in collusion. Just think what would happen if a pedophile hacked into the database. What’s next? Spying on students’ webcams?
Oh, wait…. that already happened.
Honestly, I just don’t understand this.
By now, y’all have heard about this:
School bus monitor bullied by students
My blood pressure had a few spikes, and I thought the kids should be ever grateful they live nowhere near me. Four seventh graders, one of which is the son of a police officer, took it upon themselves to bully a grandmother whose job is to monitor the activities on that school bus.
How sick and depraved is that??
Now I find out that, not only is that poor woman not filing charges, there is a fundraising effort currently underway for her, and it has reached nearly half a million dollars. And she deserves every penny. But here is what pisses me off:
- She’ll have to pay taxes on it, at a much higher rate than that of her current income rate.
- The kids haven’t apologized.
- The community that is showing support for her is the same community that couldn’t be bothered to teach those kids not to be bullies.
- The backlash against the kids is making them out to be the victims.
Those kids are victims of their lackadaisical parents. That’s it. THEY took it upon themselves to verbally abuse and attack a woman trying to do her job. And without swift intervention, they will end up being little psychos terrorizing others. No, I don’t agree with people texting and emailing threats to those kids. I think that’s atrocious and extreme. But I do think they need to be taught fear, so they can learn respect.
Remember, these are the kids that will be in charge in the future. The words “Soylent Green” come to mind when I think of that.
Via Weasel Zippers:
Virginia Elementary School Indoctrinating Third-Graders With Occupy Sing-Along: “They Want More Money, They’re The 1%. . . I’m Happy To Be Part Of The 99%”
I don’t know how things are in Virginia, but around here, it is illegal to promote any political propaganda in the school. I don’t care if any Prez has a message for the kidlets about staying in school. My folks took me out of school when Reagan spoke to the schools in the 80′s, and they voted for him. But what really bothers me aside the obvious in the lyrics, is the affirmation by the by the school board that the third graders wrote the song themselves. Here is a sample of the lyrics:
Some people have it all
But they still don’t think they have enough
They want more money
A faster ride
They’re not content
Yes — they’re the 1 percent
I still remember what I was writing in Third Grade. Hell, I remember what my kids wrote. Roses were red, and violets were blue, and that was the extent of their poetry. Class warfare this early? Sorry, I don’t buy it. Eldest is 16, she reads political blogs and watches the news, and is just now coming to understand what the term class warfare means. Little One can’t grasp the concept of what 99% is, outside of a bar of Ivory Soap™. So I ask you, how do eight year olds come up with these lyrics?
But I look at every side and I’m always willing to give the benefit of the doubt. In this case, let’s say the kids did write it. You know what that tells me? If indeed the kids wrote that, then it’s golden proof that the schools do a poor job of educating, and a great job of indoctrinating. And if so, it may already be too late to stop our decline.
A few days ago, cbullitt, AKA C Monster, AKA SOYLENT GREEN posted a flyer that I gratuitously and creatively borrowed for your perusal:
Here is a larger view, and complete poster for your viewing pleasure. Or retching. I was clicking around the internet trying to find out more information on this, when I happened to find a Seattle Area calendar of events for the month of October:
OCTOBER is LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX HISTORY Month.
OCT 2, Mohandas GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY.
OCT 11, National Coming Out Day is an internationally- observed day for coming out and conversation about GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUEER (LGBTQ) issues.
OCT 16, United Nations WORLD FOOD DAY.
OCT 22, NATIONAL DAY AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY.
OCT 24, UNITED NATIONS DAY.
OCT 26, everywhere; INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY. (I was confused at this, until I read it was for hermaphrodites. Yep, they get a day, too.)
SUN OCT 31, UNICEF DAY.
And in between those there were plenty more days devoted to “democratic” actions, such as protesting the tenth anniversary of the Afghan War. The irony of their protest escapes them.
As to the flyer itself, there are no words. I found it especially galling that right under “Creating a more Democratic Classroom” they have “The Line Between Us: Teaching about the Border and Mexican Immigration” and “Black Student/ White School”.
It’s no wonder it’s derided as the Left Coast.
Ok, I was just going to leave well enough alone with the Chuck Norris video, but damn…this is just too good to pass up, y’all!!!
Al Gore has had some tough breaks — like losing the presidency after getting more votes than the other guy — but the noted environmentalist achieved a singular honor last week, becoming the first vice president to have a Los Angeles school named after him.
And, fittingly, the school will be devoted to environmental themes.
But as in the 2000 election, there’s a catch. Critics say the campus’ location poses a long-term health risk to students and staff.
As if that wasn’t ironic enough, he plays second fiddle to none other than evirowacko Rachel Carson: The Carson- Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences. Am I the only one who notices a few little things, like naming another school after a live pol, and replacing the top soil after building the school, to the tune of $4 million? Or that class instruction will center around recycling, “research”, and beach clean-ups? Can you say “indoctrination“, boys and girls? YES, WE CAN!!!
You have to wonder about a principal who is excited about having an organic garden at his school, with allegedly contaminated soil, though. No links were harmed during this post, but they can be found through Drudge at the L.A. Times.
We all read about the incident involving five young men at Live Oak High School. These young men had the *GASP* effrontery to wear *SHOCK* items depicting the American flag to their school on May 5th. The vice-principal, Miguel Rodriguez, approached them and told them to remove the offensive wear, for fear of starting a fight, or some such nonsense. Basically, the kids wore appropriate clothing to school, but the pussy of a vice-principal thought it would cause the peace-loving Hispanics celebrating Cinqo de Quatro* to basically riot. Nope…not jumping to conclusions there…
Now we hear that this school has a bigger problem than five kids exercising their rights. It turns out that one of the school “clubs” is none other than MEChA. For those unfamiliar with this society, MEChA stands for “Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan” which translates to “Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan”. Guess what they preach (for lack of a better word)?
Essentially, we are a Chicana and Chicano student movement directly linked to Aztlán. As Chicanas and Chicanos of Aztlán, we are a nationalist movement of Indigenous Gente [people] that lay claim to the land that is ours by birthright. As a nationalist movement we seek to free our people from the exploitation of an oppressive society that occupies our land. Thus, the principle of nationalism serves to preserve the cultural traditions of La Familia de La Raza and promotes our identity as a Chicana/Chicano Gente.
So, to those who see the celebration of Cinqo de Quatro* as just an excuse to drink Coronas, think again. This may be my opinion only, but I don’t see the Irish freak out when someone wears an American-themed shirt on St. Patrick’s Day. Likewise with the Germans on Oktoberfest, or the Italians on Columbus Day. Ask yourselves: why is it so celebrated here, yet virtually ignored through most of Mexico? Sometimes the conspiracy theorist in me rises up, I know…. But recent happenings like this and the Texas school suspending a kid and illegal immigration rallies make me wonder, a lot.
*new wording by cbullitt