Sunday, May 30, 2010
A New Law of the Internet
The law: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of blaming George Bush approaches 1.
My inspiration (James Kelly's comment at 12:32 PM, May 30, 2010).
Apologies to Mike Godwin.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Bigotry and Racism Alive and Well In MIchigan Grade School
An Ann Arbor elementary school principal used a letter home to parents tonight to defend a field trip for black students as part of his school’s efforts to close the achievement gap between white and black students.Madison tries to justify his actions. Of course the stupidity of his logic and his actions would be laughable were he not in charge of a school. And, there is no justification for racism and bigotry. If he wants to close the achievement gap, he could take actions that encourage all students to work harder on their academics. Maybe, he, himself, doesn't believe that the children of his own race are as capable, that's certainly the message he's giving. Otherwise, why would he try to handicap non-black children. Rather than pull everyone up he's sponsoring a race to the bottom.
Dicken Elementary School Principal Mike Madison wrote the letter to parents following several days of controversy at the school after a field trip last week in which black students got to hear a rocket scientist.
Great work, bigot. You shouldn't be working with children in any capacity. We don't need another generation poisoned by racist, bigoted beliefs.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
One Thing Is Clear
“If I had to guess, twenty five cents, this would be exactly that,” Bloomberg said. “Homegrown maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.”It's tempting to call Bloomberg a fool or an idiot, but we all know he's not an idiot. Maybe he's a fool.
Bloomberg is an intelligent man. He chooses to play ignorant and point his finger in the direction of those who disagree with his political philosophy. For Bloomberg and his ilk oppposing their politics makes you a legitimate target for whatever kind of lies and trash they want to throw at you. Constitutional rights be damned.
The only winner for Bloomberg's game are those seeking power and control over others and use every and any opportunity to do so. Bloomberg tries to play the American public for fools. But, it's a fool's game if they see through his ruse.
Remember Aesop's fable of The Wolf and the Lamb, "Any excuse will serve a tyrant."
PS - As we all should now know, the "someone" fits none of Bloomberg's supposition but is an Islamic terrorist. That's too politically incorrect to say out loud though. Indeed, apparently it's too politically incorrect to actually do anything to stop an Islamic terrorist.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
College Coaches - Need a Good Offensive Lineman?
My son is a 6' 3-4" offensive tackle who is agile and quick. Despite being 40-50 pounds heavier than any other interior line teammates, he is this fastest interior lineman on the team. Enjoy the video, his opponents won't.
Oh, academically, he's excellent. Member of the National Honor Society and such.
T-shirt Vendor Spots Bomb in Times Square
Thousands of tourists were cleared from the streets for 10 hours after a T-shirt vendor alerted police to the suspicious vehicle, which contained three propane tanks, fireworks, two filled 5-gallon gasoline containers, and two clocks with batteries, electrical wire and other components, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.I'm eagerly awaiting Janet Napolitano's statement that "the system worked."
"We avoided what we could have been a very deadly event," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "It certainly could have exploded and had a pretty big fire and a decent amount of explosive impact."
The bomb appeared to be starting to detonate but malfunctioned, top police spokesman Paul Browne told The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Browne did not immediately return an e-mail to the AP seeking confirmation.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Subversion of Democracy
Moreover, democracy in a nation of more than three hundred million people is inherently difficult. It has always been noisy and messy; contentious and complicated.I'll agree democracy whether it is three hundred people or three hundred million people. Since consensus is rarely reached, someone always must tolerate things not being the way they want them and, if freedom is to exist, the majority must concede many rights and powers to individuals.
The "noisy and messy; contentious and complicated" part comes in when a faction tries to subvert democracy and freedom in order to force their "way" upon everyone as the Democrats have done with health care and aim to do with immigration, financial reform, and the rest of their totalitarian agenda. (Not socialist, totalitarian)
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