This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.
House Republican Whip Eric Cantor responds in a statement to the latest BLS numbers:
An employment report that shows job growth is always a good thing, period. What concerns me, however, is whether we are creating long-term, sustainable jobs that will help America reclaim its place as the world’s sole economic superpower. The agenda being pursued by Democrats in Washington—fueled by a spend-now, pay-later governing philosophy—is a barrier to the kind of job growth that America so desperately needs.
Out-of-control spending in Washington has produced a Mount Everest of debt that we are asking future generations to climb. Even if the economy added 250,000 jobs every month, it would take nearly five years to get back to full employment. Five years is too long. It doesn’t help matters that job creators have already indicated that the new health care law will substantially increase their costs causing workers to lose their jobs.
I look at the horrible images coming out of Greece and I am struck by the reality of what can happen when a country goes on a shopping spree without paying its bills. Thank goodness America is not at that point. We have time to right the ship and get serious about tackling our own debt crisis. But we have to start now. Until we do, sustainable- job growth may not be possible.
Beginning this month, college seniors will receive their hard-earned diplomas and go out in search of jobs that will be hard to find. We owe it to them—our future innovators and job creators—to start acting responsibly in Congress.
I have really been trying hard not to comment on this one but since it’s Freaky Friday I will no longer restrain myself. I hate flying. I used to love it. I still love it if I’m flying with my buddy Fred at the controls and me on his right. I hate air travel. I would rather drive or take the train than fly just about anywhere because it’s such a hassle.
We know why it’s such a hassle. It’s hard for a thinking man to submit to the sometimes moronic behavior of TSA employees. We go into it with an attitude of wanting to be in compliance with every requirement and be helpful in making things go as smooth as possible so that they can keep a sharp eye for the guy who has a stick of dynamite shoved up his ass or other such nonsense.
I am convinced that evil forces are afoot in an effort to deprive us all of our sanity. We were in quite a Bizzaro World this time last year but that was nothing compared to current events. It is truly astonishing to behold the rate we are being shoved toward self-destruction. It’s hard to digest.
Something hit my ear this morning the likes of which I don’t believe I’ve ever heard before. I got home and found the music video and found it to be pretty entertaining. Maybe it will help lighten the load here a little. The weekend is almost here but it can’t get here fast enough.
Burton Statement On Navy SEAL Matt McCabe Being Found Not Guilty
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN-05) issued the following statement after Navy SEAL Matt McCabe was found not guilty of all charges related to the alleged abuse of an al-Qaeda terrorist detainee:
“My heartfelt congratulations go to Petty Officer McCabe and his family. I know they have endured many stressful months in anticipation of this trial. With all three Navy SEALs now cleared of all charges in this case, I believe this sends a very positive signal to the men and women in uniform who are fighting for America around the world today.
“I join the many thousands of Americans who cheer for SEALs McCabe, Keefe, and Huertas tonight, and on behalf of the 35,000 who signed my petition for these three heroes, I thank them for their honorable service, and welcome them back to duty.”
Three Cheers. In spite of what we have been lead to believe, there are real Americans. We are not alone. This shows that we have been looking at a manufactured problem. The Seals are heroes who were attacked by their prisoner. The good news is that it did NOT work.
The attack on heroes has been set back. Not forever, but slowed. Maintain vigilance.
A Sheriff’s Deputy was shot by a Criminal Mexican who was sneaking dope across our border and MSNBC accuses him of staging the shooting to garner support for “Arizona’s tough anti-immigration law”. (notice it wasn’t ‘tough anti-illegal immigration law – these subtleties create the idea in the mind of all 16 of their viewers that the law is anti-immigrant, as opposed to what it is in reality: anti-criminal.
We all know CBS wouldn’t know journalism if it tea-bagged them on national TV, but it’s really beyond ridiculous that our government is pushing the same “mysterious motivation” narrative with Faisal Shahzad that they did with Nidal Malik Hassan. Why can’t our Resident just call a spade, a spade? Disgraceful.
New poll: Is the Resident’s lack of willingness to call a jihadi, a jihadi motivated by fear of being politically incorrect – or fear of retribution from angry adherents to “the religion of peace”?
I just heard this on the Rush Limbaugh Show and couldn’t believe my ears…
INSIDE EDITION also discovered Shahzad’s bank statement from June 2005, showing he had a total of $3,637 in his account. It was strewn just feet away from a USA baseball cap.
Shahzad discarded the student visa that he obtained in 1998 when he first came to the U.S to study at Southeastern University in Washington. His college transcript, also in the garbage, shows that the accused terrorist got D’s in English composition and microeconomics, a C in statistics and a B in accounting.
His wife, Huma Mian, who attended the University of Colorado, also seems to be a normal mom, content with her quiet suburban life.
On her Facebook page she wrote that her favorite TV shows were Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends. She said she had a passion for: “fashion, shoes, bags, SHOPPING, and of course Faisal.”
As soon as INSIDE EDITION discovered the personal documents in the trash heap, a producer called the authorities, who quickly came and cordoned off the area.
The FBI had already searched the property that Inside Edition shot their video from. They didn’t find any of the items that were in plain sight and could have been recovered without a warrant, as they were in the garbage.
I’ll guaran-damn-tee you that they won’t miss any piece of evidence that would help convict someone of not having Healthcare Insurance. What a fucking JOKE. Then again I’ve known that the FBI is a department comprised of self-important morons for some time, so shit like this should come as no surprise.
REPORTER: Channel 2’s made a decision. We’re really not going to cover the Senate race, if it’s consistently only in your terms, is about Broadway Bank. The bank’s been taken over by the government, Alexi’s been pilloried. Tell me, what is your campaign going forward? What are the issues you are going to tell the voters why they should vote for you?
I have been reporting that the fertilizer used in the Time Square bomber’s attempted assault was non-explosive. That is what early reports indicated. This report makes a different claim.
Some 113 kilograms (250 pounds) of urea-based fertilizer. A diagram released by the U.S. Department of Justice indicates that the fertilizer was found in a metal gun locker in the back of the Pathfinder. The mere presence of urea-based fertilizer does not necessarily indicate that the materials in the gun locker composed a viable improvised explosive mixture, but urea-based fertilizer can be mixed with nitric acid to create urea nitrate, the main explosive charge used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. (It is not known if the fertilizer in the Pathfinder had been used to create urea nitrate.) Urea nitrate is a popular improvised mixture that can be detonated by a blasting cap and does not require a high-explosive booster charge like ammonium nitrate does; 250 pounds of urea nitrate would be enough to destroy the Pathfinder completely and create a substantial blast effect. If detonated near a large crowd of people, such an explosion could produce serious carnage.
If this report is accurate, it makes Fizzle Shazzle appear to be far less incompetent than originally reported. Make no mistake, he still FUBARed this thing, but the potential impact was far more deadly than was being reported earlier. This is pretty sophisticated. Mixing ammonium nitrate with diesel fuel is easy. Mixing urea-based fertilizer with nitric acid is advanced bomb making. The report doesn’t, however, indicate the nitric acid was added. If it wasn’t, the urea based fertilizer is no more explosive than sand; in other words, not at all.
As of now, I withdraw my earlier opinion that the bomb would have caused minimal damage even under optimal conditions. If this newly reported configuration would have blown at maximum capacity, it would have been devastating.
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.
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.
District spokeswoman Liz Margolis said after the trip was over, those who went returned to their fifth-grade class and were greeted by boos by those who didn’t go on the trip. Margolis said Madison, who is black, heard the boos, and went to talk to the class. She said he and the class had a “discussion” about race issues.
So, let me get this straight… Not only do we hold every child back to prevent one from falling behind, but now we prevent the education of white children so that blacks can catch up? How is this doing them any favors? I F***ING HATE LIBERALS!!!
Five Live Oak High School students’ First Amendment rights were challenged this morning when they were asked to leave school because they donned American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Officials at the school chose not to comment on the situation, but one student said an official called the T-shirts “incendiary.”
You know who didn’t get sent home? This girl.
Freshman Laura Ponce shows off her Mexican pride as she wears a Mexican flag over her shoulders and wears facepaint Wednesday as she waits for school to get out at Live Oak.
Turns out the system may not be “working” after all. The New York Times article about disgruntled former homeowner, possible tea-bagger, victim of racism, and technically caucasian, Fizzle Shazzle The BBQ Bomber, had a tidbit of information buried within:
George LaMonica, a 35-year-old computer consultant, said he bought his two-bedroom condominium in Norwalk, Conn., from Mr. Shahzad for $261,000 in May 2004. A few weeks after he moved in, Mr. LaMonica said, investigators from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force interviewed him, asking for details of the transaction and for information about Mr. Shahzad. It struck Mr. LaMonica as unusual, but he said detectives told him they were simply “checking everything out.”
My daughter is getting ready to enter Middle School next year (or “Junior High” for the over-40 set).She is very excited (I am very despondent).She has an orientation this weekend, and we had a ‘parents orientation’ last night.
Here’s are just a few of the things I learned last night that solidified the decision–outside of the curriculum and excellent academics–to send her there.As you read these, just imagine trying to implement any of these in a public school: