It took a few years, but I finally watched the movie “The Kite Runner”. It now makes the cut as one of my favorite movie dramas. I highly recommend it.
The story, historical fiction, was thought-provoking, compelling and inspiring. It was also very disturbing, because it dealt with the repulsive, revolting reality of the rape of children by depraved sub-human scum.
Continue reading “Better that a Millstone”
This here's a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue,
two college students with lots of school to do.
They both wanted a college education,
and this is how each paid their tuition...
They headed down to the U of El Paso,
where paying for school was a great big hassle.
Billy Joe worked, nose to the grindstone,
Bobbie Sue partied and got a student loan.
Go on, take tax money and run...
Billy Mack is a politician in Congress,
you know he don’t know what the facts is.
He ain't got a clue ‘bout fairness or justice,
he makes his livin' off of the people's taxes.
Bobbie Sue, whoa, whoa, she didn’t have to repay.
Billy Joe got shafted, wouldn’t you say?
She got the money, hey,
You know she got away.
Her degree was worthless, she’s on welfare today,
Singin' go on take tax money and run...
Go on, take tax money and run…
Fundamental to freedom is free speech. Free speech is the first freedom lost as despots seek and solidify power over people.
In his excellent article “The Fight for Free Speech” the late Walter E. Williams makes a compelling case for free speech and against the tyrannical trends trying to take away freedom of expression from political opponents. In the remainder of this post I excerpt several portions of Williams’ article.
Continue reading “The Fight for Free Speech”
You would really have a hard time making this stuff up, never mind getting someone to believe it. But it’s true.
The University of Florida’s Anthropology department recently sponsored a town hall they specifically told white students not to attend. It was just for so-called “BIPOC” students, meaning students who are black, indigenous, or “people of color”. Here is part of the text from an email sent to all students who were enrolled in an anthropology course:
Continue reading “Nothing to see here, it’s just Colorism”
When the topic of higher education comes up I often think of a little saying I heard years ago. I don’t know who wrote it, but it goes like this:
We all know what BS is.
MS is more of the same,
and PhD is piled higher and deeper!
If you don’t know what the acronyms stand for, maybe you didn’t go to college. If not, perhaps you should go. Then again — and I know that this sounds like heresy nowadays — maybe you don’t need to go to college.
Reported by KGW.com on 2013-11-05
Corbett Middle School [Portland, OR] football coach Randall Burbach has been fired for planning an awards dinner at a Jantzen Beach Hooters….
Big kudos to the school administrators that fired the coach. Regarding the coach, it is people like Randall Burbach that are rotting our educational system and society.
Reported by Fox News on 2013-10-17
Police say a substitute teacher at a Pittsburgh-area high school took heroin before work and passed out in class. KDKA-TV reports that Bellevue Police Sgt. Mike Hudson says 26-year-old Christopher Chiappetta, of Pittsburgh, was arrested Wednesday after he passed out in front of 11 students. Authorities say they found four baggies of heroin in Chiappetta’s pocket and marijuana in his car, and that he confessed to using heroin around 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Just a substitute teacher… But substitute teachers often become full-time teachers. Someone who does heroin (or any illicit drug) is too stupid to be a teacher. Seems teachers are getting dumber, which would partially explain poor educational outcomes and America’s low education rankings.
Reported by WSVN.com on 2013-10-17
A South Florida teacher has been fired after she is accused of providing students with alcohol and condoms. The Miami-Dade School Board terminated Isabel Diaz Almaraz on Wednesday for acting inappropriately with students…. Almaraz was a full-time dance teacher at South Miami High School. The district first began to investigate Almaraz because of several complaints from parents….
Kudos to the school district for firing the teacher. Teacher misbehavior (too nice a word) is way too common. There should be near-zero tolerance for this type of bad behavior from teachers.
Reported by Fox News on 2013-10-16
A South Carolina mother says her son was suspended for drawing a picture of a cartoon bomb at home and bringing it to school. Amy Parham [said] her 13-year-old son, Rhett, was suspended from Hillcrest Middle School after showing the drawing to classmates, who reported him to administrators…. ‘They knew he was not actually having a bomb, creating or making a bomb. But that they could not go with out making an example of him and take some type of action because they were worried about their perception’….
Zero tolerance = zero brains… Just drawing a picture of a bomb, or of a gun, or knife, is absolutely not grounds for suspending a student, and certainly no child should be “made an example of” in order to preserve somebody’s image. The administrators knew there was no danger, therefore they should have taken no action.