Monday, May 30, 2011

Thomas Recusal?

Sure.  As long as Kagan and Sotomayor do the same.

Memorial Day 2011

Today we honor those who have fallen on the field of battle.  I have always understood what Memorial Day is about.  When I was a child, the family always went to the parade and memorial at the park.  Speeches were given in front of the band shell near a flagpole where, on the base, were plaques bearing the names of the fallen from various wars.  After, the parade led to the local cemetery where prayers were spoken (and unspoken) and the survivors were left to privately reflect on their friends and loved ones who gave their all.

During the height of the Vietnam War - probably about 1969 - as we entered the cemetery, we were "greeted" by the sight of anti-war protesters singing "Give Peace a Chance".  I recall how my mother and sister argued over the appropriateness of the actions.  This may have been the biggest fight I witnessed between them.  But at the age of about 13, I recognized that this was not the time or place for this type of action.  We had come to honor those who died, not to glorify war.  Indeed, those who would glorify war are no better than those who protest.  At that moment, I began my maturity into Conservatism.  I remain on that road to this day.

Remember those who died for us and honor them.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

It's not just for vacation, barbecue and car sales.

Many people (mostly men) died to secure and maintain our Liberty.  I  have the ability to say what I want in this blog, to criticize my government because soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines took an oath to defend that Right and gave their lives to do so.

Honor their memories.  It is not about the living, but rather the dead.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

More Whining

Laurel Walker whines about the "poor teachers".


I am as tired as I can be listening to the whining and self-adulation from teachers in Wisconsin.  Shut up.  Just shut up.  Sherry Power and Duane Stein are retiring after a zillion years of one of the most cushy jobs available.


For decades, Power's ingenious intergenerational program, "Forever Friends," matched second-graders with elders at an independent living center, St. John's on the Lake in Milwaukee. It continues now as a nonprofit agency that so far has established 30 similar programs across the country.


In what way is this "exceptional"?  In what way does this make her "one of the best"?  Are her second grade students more prepared for third grade?  Do they perform better than those  of other second grade teachers?


And what of Stein's students?


Duane Stein is the high school English teacher and hugely successful Academic Decathlon coach...


So what?  I ask the same questions again, and add this:  that he is the coach is immaterial.   Someone else taught these kids.



Teaching is a unique calling.
"It's about the love you have for children, and the hope you have for our future. If you love kids and you want to have an impact on how this world of ours is going to shake out, then teaching is the place to have it."

In my experience, this is complete and total bullshit.  When I was in college, those who went to the "School of Education" were generally unable to deal with the sciences, moved to business and couldn't handle that and finally went into education.  After college, I did some substitute teaching.  I found that the teachers generally had no clue about their science or math subjects.

Teachers chose  their profession for whatever reason, knowing how the system worked.  They knew it was cushy, they knew the pay and benefits.  They stayed in.

In the end, teachers just need to shut up.  No where else do you get more pay for a few extra hours of education.  Everyone has dedication.  Everyone works extra.  Just shut up about how wonderful you are as you systematically gang-rape the taxpayer and whine about it.  The self-adulation is sickening.  Shut up and do your job like the rest of us.

You lost.  THIS is what Democracy looks like.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Herman Cain

I love his speeches and he is, right now, my frontrunner.  But I need to see some policy specifics.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Israel

Now that an American President has abandoned Israel, what shall Israel do?



 1When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
 2And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people,
 3And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them;
 4For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.


Pray for Israel.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sharia in Minnesota?

Our friends in the uber-Liberal State of Minnesota seem to be pretty open-minded. So open-minded their brains have fallen out. What has happened to the "Separation of Church and State" the left seems to be so passionate about? If a Christian did not want to work on Sunday, yet their employer required it, the Left have no part of defending the Christian. What of the rights of women? Do Libs understand what happens to women under Sharia? Last, where's Pawlenty on this? If he is unwilling to stand up for the US and Minnesota Constitutions here, he is unworthy of the Presidency.

Here's Another

If I had a "Bucket List", this would be on it.



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What and Where?

Hint:  I worked there from 1983-1987 and met Deekawife 2.0 there. Good news/Bad news...



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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Will They Never Give Up?

Probably not.  Apparently, disenfranchising one is a big deal, but disenfranchising all is no big deal.

The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee is affiliated with any number of Leftist causes.  That the Zen Center of Milwaukee and the Unitarian Universalists are members is indicative of the true nature of this group.

Voter ID disenfranchises no one.  The very idea that no one should need to show ID in order to vote assumes that there is no evil in the world.  No nefarious intent, no desire to defraud.  It is a denial of human nature.

I've heard and read any number of Lefties who claim that the Right is the group that engages in voter fraud.  If true, why would the Left not want voter ID?

I don't know, either.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It Bears Repeating

I'm even getting heat from alleged GOPers.  The claim that "Corporations" own politicians.  OpenSecrets.org says differently.