School Tells Second Grader: Shave Your Head Or Get Suspended

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Second Grader Adam Stinnet was told by his school to shave his head or be suspended

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

This is one of those cases of PC gone mad. I believe this school district and, in particular this principal will live to regret their actions.

A second grader in McMinneville, Tennessee has been forced to shave his head after his principal said his “military” haircut wouldn’t be allowed in class.

According to Adam Stinnet’s parents, the seven-year-old boy got a “high and tight” haircut to imitate his brother, a soldier in the Army who has served in Afghanistan. Just one day later, on March 9, the family received a letter from the principal saying the boy’s new look violated a school rule against “mohawk haircuts and other extreme cuts.”

His parents disagreed and sent Adam to school again without cutting his hair. This time, his mother, Amy, was summoned to meet the principal in person, and was told that until Adam’s hairdo changed, he would not be allowed back in class.

Deciding that the hair wasn’t worth having Adam suspended, Amy decided to give in.

“I did shave his head,” Stinnett said Thursday, according to the Army Times. “With no hair, he looks sick all the time.”

But Adam’s mom didn’t let it end there.

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Amy took the story to the local press, and it has since snowballed to receive national attention.

The local school district has since been in damage control. A Wednesday press release denied that either the district or Bobby Ray have a policy banning military haircuts. However, the district has refused to comment on the specifics of Adam’s case.

Here is the school’s contact info:

John R. (Bobby) Cox, Ed. S.

Director of Schools

(931) 668-4022

Warren County Board of Education

2548 Morrison Street

McMinnville, TN 37110

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Fire Up The Way Back Machine, Sherman: High School In 1970 vs High School In 2015

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“Come along, Sherman while we compare common sense with political correctness run amok.”

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“Where are we going, Mr. Peabody?”

“Not where, Sherman – when.”

“Okay, when are we going, Mr. Peabody?”

“We’re going to a typical American high school in 1970, Sherman.”

“Why, Mr. Peabody?”

“To compare the common sense of that time period, with the political correctness that has the American education system firmly in its grasp.”

Okay, okay. I’ll admit that I just recently watched the feature film based on the Mr. Peabody and Sherman cartoons because it’s now on Netflix. I liked the show as a kid and I liked the movie, so it wasn’t so much of a stretch to envision Mr. Peabody teaching a life lesson to his boy Sherman by comparing how things were handled in a typical high school 45 years ago.

Clearly, the world has changed significantly over the past 40-50 years, and not always for the better.

The progressive mindset of entitlement mixed with moral equivalency, along with a dose of ultra-sensitive political correctness, has transformed the nation into something virtually unrecognizable from what it once was.

Take public education for example, more specifically high school, and compare what would have happened back in 1970 with what would happen today in a number of different scenarios.

 

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Additionally, PETA is called in and they hold a candle light vigil for the poor, murdered quails.

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Both boys have to take anger management courses do 500 hours of community service volunteering in a half-way house for recovering quail hunters.

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The school then applies for federal grants to have an entire classroom of “Jeffreys”

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Billy and his Dad wind up in the same prison, where they set up a protection racket and basically run the joint.

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The Principal tells Mark that if he “shares” something other than aspirin, he’ll tell the cops it was a false alarm…

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Ten years later, newspaper does follow up story on Pedro. The response is so overwhelming that he is encouraged to run for public office and ends up becoming a United States Senator.

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Johnny is secretly recruited by the CIA to help them battle red anthills in third world countries.

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While in prison, Mary pursues a law degree and upon reentering society, she sues the school, the school district and the state.

 

 

Sadly, these scenarios, while kind of funny, or not that far off from reality, and just go to show how vastly different life in America is now, compared to back then.

Some call that progress.

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Man Told To Remove His NRA Instructor Hat Before Being Allowed To Vote

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Hat/Tip to Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller.

In Georgia, as he was early voting, a man named Bundy Cobb was told to remove his hat before being allowed to vote.

While he was early voting on Friday, a Douglasville, Georgia man says he was asked to remove a hat he wears everywhere, one that reads “NRA Instructor,” because poll workers said it was too closely associated with the Republican party.

Bundy Cobb, who is certified by the National Rifle Association in firearms training, wears the hat in part to promote his business, True Aim Defense. But poll workers apparently saw it as something different.

“I went by the first two ladies, and they didn’t say anything. And then the next lady, she said ‘sir, you’re going to have to take off your hat,’” Cobb recalled in an interview with The Daily Caller.

“What are you talking about?” Cobb said he replied.

Cobb, who is a veteran, says he looked down the voting line and saw another man with a hat on. “What’s the difference between his hat and mine?” Cobb asked.

That’s when workers told him that his NRA hat was perceived as being associated with the GOP and that he couldn’t wear it near the voting booth.

Upon being contacted, the local board of elections supervisor cited a rather vague court case as justification of Mr. Cobb being told to remove his hat.

Laurie Fulton, the Douglas County board of elections supervisor, explained that the decision was made out of an abundance of caution.

“The courts have found that anything that suggests associated with the NRA in many people’s perceptions is associated with the Republican party,” Fulton told Fox Atlanta. “So in an overabundance of caution Mr. Cobb was asked to remove the hat so that no one could interpret that we were playing any favoritism over one party versus the other.”

But reached for further comment, Fulton couldn’t cite the court case she alluded to and told TheDC that there was no clear precedent at the state level prohibiting NRA apparel.

Eventually, the real reason came out.

Instead, Fulton said that the policy came about after she consulted a colleague following an incident that took place in Douglas County earlier this week.

“It started earlier in the week when a voter complained to me about a hat a man was wearing [an NRA hat],” Fulton told TheDC.

Like Cobb, that man removed his hat after being asked.

“I consulted with one of my contemporaries in another county,” Fulton said. They determined that the NRA hat “fell under the same sort of grey area” as a ruling that barred voters from wearing a “Don’t Tread on Me” t-shirt, Fulton said, citing apparel that is popular among tea party and other similar groups.

Fulton was unable to recall if that ruling came from the Georgia Supreme Court or the state election board. 

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Government’s Misplaced Priorities and The Price You Continue To Pay

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Our government extorts taxes from us whether we like it or not. They have the power and they know how to use it. They then set the priorities on how to spend your money. You have no say in the matter unless; that is, you think your ballot box decision are the final word. How’s that worked out for you? Right! So, we are supposed to take comfort that our political elites, from their vantage point on Capitol Hill, can be trusted set the proper priorities for spending your hard-earned cash.

The thing about government’s misplaced priorities is that the negative dividends continue for years, decades, or maybe forever. Further more, the price Americans pay for these misplaced priorities is much more than dollars you pay in taxes. Much more! For example, ask yourself: How many wars _ oh, let’s say since the days of President Woodrow Wilson _ have Americans had to fight that most Americans were against US involvement? Think about the blood and treasure and ruined economies and ruined lives that Americans paid and continue to pay.

In recent times, probably no war was less supported by the American people than the Iraq War that President George Bush insisted we fight. The reason this war was necessary, President Bush told us, was that we (the government) had credible intelligence that the Saddam Hussein government had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which were a threat to America’s national security. To the chagrin of the America people across the political spectrum, ten years of war turned up no WMD. As a result, there’s been no end to the criticism Bush has received from both the Left and the Right and that would include yours truly. I have been a consistent critic of the Iraq War. Today, however, my good friend and operator of the Spellchek blog opened my eyes to a startling truth. You really must read this article. You will learn for example, that President Bush was not relying  on “credible intelligence reports” Saddam had WMD. He didn’t have to rely on speculative intelligence reports because he knew Saddam had WMD because he knew that Germany and the US had given Saddam WMD. Congress was told about the WMD given to Iraq in 1991! (The article has links to impeccable sources.) So, you might ask: Why would the US give WMD to Saddam? Because he was fighting a war with Iran. In other words, as the enemy of our enemy, he was prioritized as a temporary friend. You. also, might ask why in ten years no WMD were found? It’s been speculated that Saddam had time to move them somewhere safe; like Syria , maybe? Both Assad’s forces and the militant’s forces have been accused of using chemical (WMD) in the raging uncivil war in Syria. Could they be Saddam’s? Now, ISIS is said to have acquired chemical WMD and are using them against the Kurds in northern Syria. (I guess the UN missed some.) By the way, the Spellchek article has a link to an article with graphic photos of some of the dead that show no signs of bullet holes or shrapnel wounds _ just blisters and skin falling off, and open sores. Those misplaced priorities have a way, as my friend points out, of coming back and biting you in the ass.

Okay, let’s take a look at the man with the absolutely worst record of setting priorities that do great harm to the well being of Americans, President, Barack Hussein Obama. You. my fellow Americans, will be paying in countless ways for his misplaced priorities for a very long time. Consider the ramifications of Obama’s apology tour, the bail-out of the criminal Wall Street Banks, using the $800 billion stimulus package to reward his crony friends and bail-out his union buddies at GM and Chrysler, while screwing the bondholders and breaking our nation’s bankruptcy laws. This list could get very long, so, let’s move along to some current issues confronting Americans.

Enterovirus D68 and President Obama’s Open Border Policy

Enterovirus D68 has become pandemic across the United States.  A half a dozen or so children have died, so far. There are reports this morning of three more cases in Orange County, California. Many Americans have been worried about the recent surge of “unaccompanied children” from Central America crossing our southern border bringing communicable diseases with them. Please take a look at this article and learn what President Obama knew about Enterovirus D68 in Central America, when he knew it, when he knew the children would becoming and what diabolical plans were made well in advance of their arrival, including dispersing them all across America so that if there was a breakout of Enterovirus D68, they wouldn’t be concentrated in one place, which would alert Americans as to the cause. He even wrote a special secret Executive Order, giving the federal government unprecedented powers to quarantine those “suspected” of having a respiratory disease. Clearly, the priority of creating future Democratic Party voters is more important than the health of Americans.

Political Correctness Trumps Threat From Ebola

You know this is true, don’t you? But, if you need any more proof or ammunition, please read these two articles at Questions and Observations, here and here.

I hope I have shown you how the misplaced priorities of our government can and do have long-term ramifications that you pay for, in many  ways, and you keep paying for years after the Priority Misplacer has left office.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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Political Correctness Police Want To Eliminate All References To Gender

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What is this obsession with the rights of those referred to as LGBT? I understand and agree with the efforts to stop discrimination and abuse of these people. But, the Political Correctness Police are clearly after something more. Not only do they want that LGBT are accepted as “normal” and “equal”, it seems to this humble observer of the asylum we all have to live in that they want the general public to celebrate being LGBT as some kind special achievement. I’ve made my position clear many times. Being LGBT  is not normal. It is in fact abnormal and it is wrong to be teaching our children otherwise. LGBT make up no more than 2% of the populace. How can that be called normal. Abnormalities do occur in nature and that includes the human specie. Albinos are an abnormality. Dwarfs are an abnormality. People should not be discriminated against or abused for their abnormalities. Period! Why then is there no special interest group fighting to give special rights to albinos or dwarfs? Does President Obama take time out to call and congratulate the parents of a new-born albino baby? Does the military now allow  dwarfs in the military to march in parades that celebrates their dwarfness?

Clearly, the Political Correctness Police have other motives. We now have legalized gay marriage and their next goal will be to legalize polygamy. We are seeing efforts to classify pedophilia as just another sexual preference. The real goal is destroy what remains of America’s Judeo-Christian culture. The goal is eventually to change our concepts of right and wrong. Once achieved, there is nothing the nanny state won’t be able to do. The “collective” will be everything and the “individual” will be nothing. Americans will be living in Hillary’s village.

I recall some moths ago a school district, I believe in Oregon, introduced a program to eliminate the use of the pronouns: he, she, him, and her. Today I read in this Fox News story that the schools system in Lincoln, Nebraska, wants to do away with gender in the classroom; meaning that teachers will no longer refer to boys and girls as boys and girls.

The fine folks who run the school system in Lincoln, Neb., are on a campaign to make their classrooms gender-inclusive. And that means teachers will no longer refer to boys and girls … as boys and girls.

“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” reads a handout from the Lincoln Public Schools that was given to teachers.

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So instead of asking boys and girls to line up as boys or girls, teachers have been encouraged to segregate the children by whether they prefer skateboards or bikes, or whether they like milk or juice.

“Always ask yourself, ‘Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the handout stated.

The handout, provided by Gender Spectrum, a website which “provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages” does not explain what to do if all of the children like juice or skateboards. But it does suggest teachers “create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet at the rug.”

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To illustrate its point, the district provided an illustration of a gingerbread man. There I go again. How insensitive of me. It’s a gingerbread person. But for the sake of the teachers, the illustration was called a “genderbread person.” Clever, right?

When, at least, one parent objected by sending of an email to other parents, a school official had this response:

One school district official rejected her argument and said it was not pushing a political or religious agenda. Nor was it pushing a sexual preference on people.

“Part of education in addition to academics is the feeling of welcomeness, the relationship piece,” district official Russ Uhing told the newspaper.

Friends, this is a very slippery slope the Political Correctness Police are taking us down. Nothing good will come from this. I hope, but am not confident, that America’s parents will wake-up and put an immediate stop to this dangerous plan to change America.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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UNREAL: FCC Chairman Says They Are Considering Banning Use Of Term “Redskins” On TV And Radio Stations…

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Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

Just another case of the Fascism that is Political Correctness, so don’t worry, censorship is alive and well in America.

Considering FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler refused to say the team’s name during the press conference, I’m guessing there’s a good chance they will ban it.

Via The Hill:

The Federal Communications Commission is mulling whether TV and radio stations should be banned from repeatedly saying the name of the Washington Redskins.

Earlier this month, the FCC received a petition to deny renewing the license of Washington sports radio station WWXX-FM because it “deliberately, repeatedly and unnecessarily broadcasts the word ‘R*dskins’ during most of its broadcasting day, and especially in prime time.”

The word, which many consider to be an offensive slur against Native Americans, is no different from other racist, homophobic or sexist names, legal activist John F. Banzhaf III argued in his complaint.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters on Tuesday that the commission is examining the complaint.

“We will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we’ll be responding accordingly,” he said.

If the FCC decides to pull the radio station’s license, it would seem to effectively ban stations from repeatedly using the name of the Washington football team.

Wheeler himself is a critic of the team’s name. He recently called the name “offensive and derogatory,” and said that he did not use the term personally.

During Tuesday’s press conference, he repeatedly sidestepped naming the team, instead referring to the organization as “the Washington football team.”

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School Security Guard to Army Officer: You Can’t Come In While Wearing Your Uniform

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Hat/Tip to Fox News.

As seen on Fox and Friends

Fox and Friends asked its viewers what story outraged them the most this morning. And this one out of Michigan was an easy winner: an Army officer was apparently told he could not enter his daughter’s school because he was wearing his Army uniform.

His wife, Rachel Ferhadson, explained what happened via phone. Ferhadson and her husband, Lt. Col Sherwood Baker, had stopped at Rochester Adams High School in Rochester Hills during the day to clear up an issue with his daughter’s class schedule.

But when Baker tried to go in, a security guard told him that he could not enter wearing the uniform because it could offend people, Ferhadson recounted.

“They told him some kids might not understand and might be offended. So they gave him a choice, told him he could phone in to the office or go home and change his clothes,” said Ferhadson.

At that point, the couple called the superintendent’s office from the parking lot and a staff member came out to let him in the school.

Ferhadson says the superintendent, a combat Marine veteran himself, was also “appalled” at what happened and the principal has also expressed regret to the family.

“I feel a lot better about it now than I did 24 hours ago. … They have taken steps to correct what happened.”

Ferhadon says she “doesn’t know what they would have done” if officials had stood by the security guard and not allowed her husband into the school.

In a statement to Fox 2 in Detroit, superintendent Robert Shaner said, “The district has apologized for any perception that individuals in uniform are not welcome in the school. The district does not have a policy excluding individuals in uniform and will be working with administration and the firm that handles our security to make sure district policies are understood and communicated accurately.”

 

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Political Correctness – The Death Of The America We Know And The Rise Of A Strange New World

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This is a post that has been a long time coming. I have pondered some of these things in my mind for several weeks, having arrived at the conclusion that political correctness may very well be the one thing that causes the America so many of us knew and loved to draw her last breath. Political correctness should be the bane of our society. It should be the one thing we draw back from and reject. Instead, it is the issue that so many Americans, who should know better, are embracing. In doing so, they are embracing the death of the country they call home.

Political correctness can be defined in many different ways. One of the best examples I know is how gun owners are treated by those who do not value the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution. Because of the hyper-sensitivity on all things related to guns, children have been expelled from school for benignly shaping a pop tart into a crude shape of a gun. Oh, the horror! Guns are bad, guns are bad! Over and over, we are faced with that mantra.

Another example of this is something I experienced personally. I decided to sell the .50 caliber muzzle loader rifle I had purchased last year. Because I had sold items on Craigslist before, I placed an ad on that website. It was promptly flagged and deleted and after reading their terms of use, I discovered that you can not place an ad for even a BB gun, much less a rifle. Such items are banned. You also run the risk of being banned if you place an ad to sell a dog, for fear of taking advantage of the animal to make a profit. You can, however, place an ad for sex, if you so desire. There is an entire section devoted to sexual activity, but no guns or dogs. Oh, the horror! The owners of Craigslist have the right to run their website as they see fit, but that doesn’t make it any less nonsensical.

Political correctness is based on the theory that we should strive to offend no one. That seems to be the basis of why so many Christians are told to sit down and shut up, lest we offend those of other faiths. Or no faith at all. We can not call a spade a spade, without being faced with ridicule. Such is the case of my State Representative John Bennett. He had the audacity to call Islam a cancer that should be cut out of America and is now facing calls for his resignation. I think he will stick to his guns and I hope and pray that he does. It is time someone told the truth about the lie that is called the religion of peace.

It is strikingly odd that we can not speak the truth about Islam. Liberals refuse to cede that ground, saying we have no right to do so, lest we offend. At the same time, they do not want us to speak out against the perverted activities they are protecting. Homosexuality is never to be slandered. After all, they are just as human as the rest of us. It wouldn’t be proper to speak our minds about how perverted their choice of sexual lifestyle is, as that would be offensive. What is so strikingly odd about the protections being afforded by liberals to both Islam and homosexuals? They seem to forget how Muslims treat homosexuals. In Muslim countries that operate under Sharia Law, homosexuals are not tolerated. They are stoned, hung, and otherwise killed dead.

These new ideas of what is right and wrong, of what should or shouldn’t be said in public, of the contrast of how the liberals protect both homosexuality and Islam under the same mantra, can not be described any better than in the picture to the left. Phil Robertson was even banned from his own show, albeit temporarily, while the leader of Iran, who openly states Israel should be destroyed and that the holocaust never happened, was welcomed with open arms. I would say go figure that one out, but it is just standard operating procedure for liberals. The contradictions contained in their philosophy of political correctness abound.

As Americans who love our country, what are we to do about political correctness? We could strive to be like Texas Fred, who refuses to be political correct, no matter the circumstances. Even though it is not the most pleasant thing in the world to always tell the truth about what we see going on in America, is that not what we really need to straighten this mess out? From the politicians, down to the rest of us, we should all stop being political correct. If we do not like something or someone, we should state said dislike, if asked. If we see a problem that is thriving right under our very noses, such as is the case with John Bennett, we should absolutely speak our minds. Not doing so is part of why America is in the shape she is in right now.

Far too many generations have sat silently by and watched America become more and more politically correct. It has not been good for our country. Many of our children no longer have a sense of what is right and what is wrong. We no longer speak out against evil because we are afraid to offend the people who are perpetrating that evil. If we do speak out, many of us are subjected to retaliation by the liberals and their friends in the media. That’s what is happening with the common folk that strive to be all they can be in America. As for the politicians, most of them are too busy making sure they hold onto the amount of power they have by being if office. That’s why so many of them are so politically correct that they are blinded to what is best for the country and the people who elected them to office.

Am I being overly dramatic about political correctness and what it has done, and continues to do, to America? I think not. The America so many of us grew up loving and cherishing is on her death-bed. Her breath is rattling in her throat. And the America I see rising up in her place is not a pretty sight. This strange new world is something I would rather not see.

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National Guard Banned from Vacation Bible School, Allowed to March in Gay Pride Parade

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Have you ever attended Vacation Bible School? Around here, we call it VBS and it is the time of the year, usually during summer vacation from school, that children gather at a local, or not so much, school to learn about the Bible and the principles it teaches. In the case of the VBS put on by our church, it is some children’s only opportunity to attend an event that is both educational and uplifting. Not to mention, a lot of fun.

During the week, representatives of the local police and fire departments, as well as the local paramedics. It depends on the theme of the VBS. For instance, the theme at our local VBS this year was God’s Garage. The children have a lot of fun and learn something about the Bible in the process. That’s how it is supposed to work.

To point of this post, the theme for VBS at Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, Missouri this year was God’s Rescue Squad. As you can guess, the local fire and police departments made an appearance. The paramedics brought their ambulance and was evidently proud to do it. Because of the patroitic pride felt by the church, they extended an invitation to the Missouri National Guard to bring a Humvee and visit with the children. The invitation had a two-fold purpose. First, the church wanted the children in attendance to have the opportunity to see a Humvee up close. It’s quite the impressive sight, especially to a young child. Second, they wanted to show their appreciation of the National Guard for the work they do in serving our country and protecting our freedoms. They thought it would be a simple thing to request, but they thought wrong.

Fox News – But our story picks up with what happened on Thursday. That was the day when the church was supposed to honor the National Guard. They had invited troops from the nearby armory to drop by with one of their Humvees

“We were going to thank them for protecting our religious liberty,” said Pastor Hogan. “It was more of a promotion for the military – to show the kids what the military does.

But the National Guard did not visit Bible Baptist Church on Thursday night, and the reason why has caused great anger and frustration among church members.

“We were told it was against military policy for National Guard troops to participate in Vacation Bible School,” Pastor Hogan said. “They said if the National Guard had assets on church property it would look like the National Guard is sponsoring the Baptist religion.”

Forgive me for being so dense, but I just can not grasp the concept why it is necessary to ban the National Guard, or any other section of our military, from participating in VBS. Are they teaching doctrine to the children by showing off a Humvee and some of the other equipment? The answer would be an obvious no. Are they trying to establish or further a particular religion by being honored at the church for doing what they are doing for our country? Again, the answer is no. It is unfortunate, sad, and more than a little ignorant that our military has such a stupid policy. This is what the Army regulation says, as it was given to State Representative Mike Kelley, who questioned the Missouri National Guard on what had transpired.

It states: “Army participation must not selectively benefit (or appear to benefit) any person, group, or corporation (whether profit or nonprofit); religion, sect, religious or sectarian group, or quasi-religious or ideological movement.”

The policy also states that troops are to avoid any activities that might involve or appear to involve the promotion, endorsement, or sponsorship of any religious or sectarian movement.

I have yet to hear a coherent reason for such a stupid policy. There, I said it again. It is a stupid policy, born of an overgrown federal government that favors political correctness above everything else. It’s nonsense, but it is what we have to deal with because of the direction our government has been heading for the past several decades. It is not an overnight sensation, but one that has been a long time coming.

Gay Pride March Through LondonMake no mistake. I am in no way upset with the Missouri National Guard. The members of the unit that was forbidden to help with VBS were disappointed that they could not do so. One member, having to remain anonymous because of the Army regulations, had this to say about the policy.

“I will never understand why it’s okay for the military to march in a gay pride parade but not be allowed to spend an hour talking to children who look up to them (soldiers),” the Guardsman said. “I honestly never thought I’d see the day that this would happen in my hometown.”

He is referring to the permission given by the Department of Defense for a military color guard to march in a gay pride parade in Washington, D.C. In my opinion, you can’t get any more backwards than that. Since when is it such a bad thing to participate in Vacation Bible School, but perfectly acceptable to make sure our military is politically correct and shows how proud they are of the small minority of Americans who are homosexual?

Our country may be even further down the tubes than I thought.

 

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Some Comments Regarding Phil Robertson

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To the executives at A&E Network;

Something is seriously wrong in America when you can no longer voice an opinion based on your religious values without fear of some sort of reprisal. I am a Christian and like Phil Robertson, I believe the act of homosexuality is a sin. I don’t judge the sin, that’s not for me. Judgment is left to God as Mr. Robertson stated in his interview. Does this make me extreme or wrong? Only in a Godless society I am viewed as extreme and wrong and that’s what we are rapidly becoming; a Godless society where what was once good is now bad and what was once right is now wrong. This is a society that cannot last long because it anchors its core beliefs to the laws of men and rejects the laws of God. It’s an unnatural existence that will eventually unravel and descend into chaos.

Phil Robertson is a man who clearly sees this. He’s sees us slipping away from God. He sees us normalizing and accepting sinful ways for the sake of inclusiveness and political correctness. He is God fearing man living in a society that rejects God’s laws and because of this he is chastised for his beliefs. By suspending him, your network is pandering to these forces who seek to destroy those who choose to abide by God’s laws. Your network has made a choice to persecute a man who stands with God. So I’m returning the favor and I’m choosing not to support your network anymore. I will not devote one more minute of my time towards your programming. I stand by Phil Robertson. Not because he stands against the sin of homosexuality, but because he stands with God.

Sincerely John Carey

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Make A Wish Helps Five Year Old, Liberals Complain

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Imagine that a five year old is surviving Leukemia, and has had this fatal disease since they were a toddler.  Now, also imagine that Make-A-Wish arranged to make the little guy Batman for the day, and get him some recognition. Sounds like a wonderful story, doesn’t it?  Well, not to some liberals, who thought it was terribly unfair!  Stacy McCain has some more…

Idiot Liberal Sees Feel-Good Story, Decides We Need Moral Improvement _ The Other McCain - 2013-11-15_23.13.58To see how Ace completely dismantled her, you’ll have to click the link and head on over to The Other McCain. 

But before you do, just bear with me for a moment.  I’ve said before that liberals have a rather narrowly defined world view.  Thanks to critical theory, AKA, Political Correctness, AKA, Cultural Marxism, liberals subsist on a victim narrative.   In their little world, someone is always exploiting or abusing someone else, and even good news is bad news, because someone’s good news created bad news for someone else.  So, this little kid got to be Batman, but to make that happen, some little dark skinned kid must have been deprived of something.    I know, it’s asinine, but liberals always look stupid when they try and shove any possible story into their victim narrative.  But that won’t keep them from trying.

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Political Correctness Taken Too Far: British Child Taken From Family Due to UKIP

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In the newsletter I receive from Crisis Magazine, there is an article entitled “Political Correctness Reaches New Low in UK” by Theodore Dalrymple. In that article he shares the story about a family, in Rotherham England, who has been foster-care parents for the last seven years. Recently, the Rotherham Borough Council’s Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services, Joyce Thacker, made the decision to remove three children from their care because they are members of the UK Independent Party (UKIP).

I don’t know a whole lot about politics in England or much about the UKIP, except for what I’ve read recently on the internet. However, they sound somewhat similar to the Libertarian Party here in the United States. They believe in sovereignty and want England to pull out of the European Union. They believe in small government. They also believe there should be tougher immigration policies or what Thacker calls “an end to multiculturalism”. However their platform states that yes, they do reject multiculturalism but instead they support “uni-culturalism, a single British culture embracing all races, religions and colours”.

The three children were living with this couple for eight weeks when the decision to take them away from the parents was made. The worst part of the whole thing is that the children were NOT taken from the couple because of abuse or neglect. They were taken away from the couple on the sole grounds that they are members of the UK Independent Party which has been deemed by the local council to be racist. Since the three children are “not indigenous white British”, the council and Ms. Thacker feel that long term the children would be negatively influenced by the foster parents.

The leader of the UK Independent Party, Nigel Farage, says that Ms. Thacker should be fired and heads should roll and has even said that a legal route may be taken to return the children to the family and for disciplinary action to be taken toward the Rotherham Council. At this point, it appears to me that people at various levels of government are passing the buck and placing blame, but Joyce Thacker still says “she did not regret the decision, which was reached after ‘a lot of soul searching’”.

The reason I wanted to bring this story to everyone’s attention after I learned about it is because of the direction our own country, the United States, is headed. You hear every day about what you can and cannot say and do because it is “politically incorrect”. You hear quite often that if you are against lax immigration or are against the Obama Administration, that you are a “racist”.

I whole-heartedly feel that this scenario in this real life story can and will occur in our country. I also believe that it will not be a long time in the future. The direction our country is going, I believe that individuals and various political parties who do not believe in or agree with the big government, socially lax, center to left leaning beliefs, will be more and more marginalized and discriminated

Sources:

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2012/political-correctness-reaches-new-low-in-uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/nov/26/rotherham-council-leader-ukip-fostering

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20474120

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Bill Whittle: Political Correctness

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What is political correctness, and what is it really all about?  Bill Whittle provides on of the best answers.  Give it a look.

The caption in the video states that it might be the most important video you have seen.  It might just be a true statement.  Share it with whoever you can.  If you are new to this whole “political” thing, it will be very useful to you.

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College Students Don’t Learn Critical Thinking: Should we be Surprised?

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Students leave the universities without critical thinking skills? And we should be surprised by this why?

That was my first thought when I saw the title of the article at Memorandum.  I thought that someone was demonstrating their grasp of the obvious, but you get the idea.

Here are some excerpts from the article at McClatchy…

NEW YORK — An unprecedented study that followed several thousand undergraduates through four years of college found that large numbers didn’t learn the critical thinking, complex reasoning and written communication skills that are widely assumed to be at the core of a college education.

Many of the students graduated without knowing how to sift fact from opinion, make a clear written argument or objectively review conflicting reports of a situation or event, according to New York University sociologist Richard Arum, lead author of the study. The students, for example, couldn’t determine the cause of an increase in neighborhood crime or how best to respond without being swayed by emotional testimony and political spin. (Emphasis added)

Again, not surprised a bit. Here’s a little more…

Arum, whose book “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses” (University of Chicago Press) comes out this month, followed 2,322 traditional-age students from the fall of 2005 to the spring of 2009 and examined testing data and student surveys at a broad range of 24 U.S. colleges and universities, from the highly selective to the less selective.

Forty-five percent of students made no significant improvement in their critical thinking, reasoning or writing skills during the first two years of college, according to the study. After four years, 36 percent showed no significant gains in these so-called “higher order” thinking skills.

Combining the hours spent studying and in class, students devoted less than a fifth of their time each week to academic pursuits. By contrast, students spent 51 percent of their time — or 85 hours a week — socializing or in extracurricular activities.

To be honest, I’m surprised that the numbers aren’t higher. But as for the results, the reason is simple. If you take young adults-let’s just call them kids, and you immerse them in a curriculum of political correctness, social justice, global warming, Cultural Marxism, and redistribution schemes, how COULD they possible be able to engage in critical thinking? Seriously, how do they preach and teach concepts that have no basis in reality, and then expect their students think rationally? How do students learn when so many professors spend so much time deriding anyone who has a differing opinion? How can students really learn when all opinions contrary to the “progressive” line are labeled as “hate?” Go back to the first quote and the section I bolded. They are supposed to fall for emotional testimony and political spin. That’s the point! If they are able to think rationally, and use empirical evidence to make their decisions, they’ll see that what they’re being taught is a steaming pile of failure!

Seriously, how can any rational thinker be surprised by these results?

Indoctrination machines don’t turn out thinkers, they turn out drones, and this study points that out. I would encourage you to read the entire article. They try to dance around the facts a bit, but I think my explanation fits quite nicely.

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English Classes Turn Into Diversity Training Classes

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As an avid reader, someone who tries to read most of the well-known classics, I should love to visit English classes. Imagine a class where students read and discuss the great literature of the ages- Plato, Cicero, Mark Twain. Imagine students reading the great books and classic novels of the past, discussing the wisdom of our ancestors, analyzing timeless dilemmas and conflicts, being inspired by beautifully written literature, and passing on stories from age to age. What a great class that would be!

Sadly my recent visits to neighboring school districts showed me a different type of English class. In these English classes, students do not read and discuss the great literature of the ages- teachers feel that these books are racist or out-dated or un-PC or are simply too hard to read. In these modern English classes, the literature that is read and discussed is more modern day literature dominated by stories of discrimination, racism, and diversity. Students read the latest story of a black who experiences racism or something, and then discuss racism. Or they read the latest book about a woman who faces discrimination, and talk about that. Or they read about a poor person, or someone who loves trees, or some other leftist or liberal book.

The goal of English class is no longer to transmit the knowledge of the past, but now the goal of English class is to absorb the narrative of the liberal left. Students don’t need to know who Tom Sawyer is or who Romeo is, but do need to know the cast of characters of the oppressed of the world and absorb the language and dialogue of the left. English class should now be called diversity training class.

A classic novel, deep in importance and history and forming the basis for many generations of America, is now thrown aside in favor of highly descriptive tales of the down-trodden of society. These choices are not meaningless. Think about the kinds of words that are read, the images that are formed in students mind, the discussions that are inspired. Are they motivated and inspired by Socrates, or by some depressing leftist jumbles of poorly written words dominated by messages prized by the liberal left?

English classes have indeed become a sad place.

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Fort Hood Retroactive Redux

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November 1944

CH 2.0 News: In a shocking turn of events, Fritz von Manstein, a Major in the US Army, gunned down a dozen of his fellow soldiers, while wounding another 30.  More as this breaking story develops.

NBC News: “We must not rush to judgment on this tragic event, committed by a obviously troubled serviceman.”

CH 2.0 News: This just breaking…Witnesses confirm that Fritz von Manstein, the US Army Major accused of gunning down dozens of his compatriots, yelled “Heil Hitler” before opening fire, and was wearing a swastika armband while committing the act.

NBC: “Nazis and other fascists across the US brace for retaliation by ‘intolerant’ Americans.”

CH 2.0 News: This just in on the Fort Hood Shooter.  Fellow officers have come forward with reports that von Manstein, the alleged shooter, had been speaking out against the war effort.  Claiming that he was a Nazi First, and an American second, he stated that Nazi Americans should rise up and turn against their fellow soldiers.

NBC: “It is thought that the alleged murderer was suffering from ‘combat fatigue,’ induced by talking to other soldiers that had actually been in combat.  Experts suspect that he may have snapped due to the stresses of being in the military during this unjust war.”

CH 2.0 News: The FBI reports indicate that von Manstein had been attempting to contact the SS in Nazi Germany, and maintained close ties to a Nazi functionary who had fled the country after being investigated by the FBI.

NBC: “Since when is it a crime to contact the Gestapo?”

CH 2.0 News: There is more today on the traitor von Manstein.  He had written a presentation indicating that Nazis, “love death more than you love life.”  And warned of an uprising by Nazi sympathizers in the US.  He also said that Nazi soldiers in American uniform should not be forced to kill other Nazi’s “unjustly.”

NBC: “It was Herbert Hoover’s fault.”

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