Like all good, white, progressives, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio heard that charter schools were successfully teaching dark skinned children how to read, so he’s trying to shut them down… So, it comes as no surprise that another progressive socialist is attacking another school choice program, charter schools. As John Fund reported in the National Review, “Last week, New York’s ACORN mayor Bill De Blasio announced he is evicting Success Academy, a widely praised charter school from the Harlem public school building it occupies. Two other charter schools will be blocked from opening. He claims elementary-school kids wouldn’t be safe […]
Virginia Democratic Candidate Proposes the Enslavement of Doctors-Forcing Them to Accept Medicare and Medicaid Patients
If you ask someone that has worked in the medical profession, they would tell you that there is a reason that so many doctors do not accept Medicare and Medicaid patients. 1. Poor re-reimbursement rates-essentially, you lose money with ever patient. 2. Increased overhead in the form of more regulation. 3. (Particularly with Medicaid) Very high no-show rate. In other words, not only do you lose money with each appointment, but nearly 50% of those appointments are not kept at all, complicating the losses immensely. 4. (Particularly with Medicare) Medicare hired companies to investigate claims and “recover” false claims. However, […]
A Tale of Two Stories: Democrats Blocking the School Doors Again, and Why Keep Minorities in Failing Schools?
In something reminiscent of the 60′s, Democrats are barring minorities from escaping terrible public schools. Doug Ross has our first excerpt… Pro-Choice: The Justice Department has asked a federal court to stop 34 school districts in Louisiana from handing out private-school vouchers so kids can escape failing public schools, just like the president’s daughters. He didn’t say it on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” but President Obama, along with Attorney General Eric Holder, also has a dream — one of leaving every black child in the Pelican State behind, trapped in […]
Growing up in Northwest Montana, many of my friends worked for the Forest Service during the summer months to either remove old dead growth or to fight forest fires. If there weren’t any fires to fight (there usually were), they would remove the old growth because that stuff just sits in the forest, dries out, and waits for a spark. It all amounts to fuel waiting for a flame. The frustrating part was that environmental lefties from places like New Jersey were constantly fighting the Montana citizens in their efforts to remove the old growth. The people of Montana saw the threat that it posed […]
AGW Alarmist Compares Reality to Racism, Wants it Categorized as a Mental Illness: Where Have we Heard That Before?
History always repeats itself. And when statists are bent on acquiring power, or then keeping it, they can’t allow something like facts get in the way. So, they have to be creative when attacking truth. Since reality blows the narrative out of the water, they can do nothing with it, so, they attack those that advocate or present the truth. The idea is simple, if someone presents facts that run counter to the narrative, smear them, so no one will pay attention to the facts. Here is the latest example comes from Professor Kari Norgaard, via The GateWay Pundit… Professor […]
Overkill on the title? Perhaps, but you’ll understand when you see evidence. You see, I’ve uncovered the most racist video about racism that you will see all this year. So pervasive is the racism, that the racists that made it won an imaginary award for being the most racist racists in all the land. Just be warned of the racism within the video… Can’t you see? It’s incredible racism to encourage anyone to abandon the loving arms of the Democratic party Government Plantation. If you want more information on the racism, and the racists that promote it, take a look […]
Conservatives, Libertarians, and otherwise concerned citizens have long documented the many failures of the public school system. From mass indoctrination, to the exclusion of actual learning, the system is a victim of the public sector union, and it’s symbiotic relationship with the un-elected federal/state bureaucrat. And, this dismal dance of failure seems to impact minority students to a far greater degree than others, particularly black children. I did some research in late 2010 on that situation… As for graduation rates… The national graduation rate for the class of 1998 was 71%. For white students the rate was 78%, while it was 56% for […]
Allen West is one of the new Conservative Congressmen that are held in high esteem. Recently, he provided Congress with a history lesson. I think that the Democrats will pretend that this was never said. The MSM will never cover it, and the cries of “racism” will continue. Do you think we ought to make this viral? H/T: An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings
History is a pure pleasure for me. As most readers already know, my favorite period is WW II, however, I do know a bit about the Civil War as well. The evils of slavery, the death and destruction of the war itself, and then, the struggle of reconstruction did much to shape our history. However, I caught something interesting on Memeorandum today, and it shows the struggles of that age in a slightly different light. Here is a letter written by a former slave, in response to a letter sent by his former master. Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865 To My […]
Yes, that was said. Well, they left out the thuggery, but since that is the pink elephant in the middle of the room, it doesn’t really doesn’t require further explanation. According to a useful idiot, being opposed to union means that one is in favor of slavery. However, the wise and capable Wyblog has destroyed such ridiculous notions… Taking race-baiting to new heights of mendacity, the Sunday Star-Ledger opines thusly: The American experience overflows with examples of ordinary people — the working class — siding with corporations and the powerful against their own economic interests. The most tragic example is the nearly 300,000 […]
I had thought that the Koch protests would have gone away by now-consigned to the database of moonbattery and hypocrisy that is the left. I’d probably bring it up again as an example in future posts, as I tend to do, but otherwise, it initially looked like a typical rent-a-mob gathering. But then again, more video footage emerged. This is really some reprehensible stuff. They openly warrant “stringing up” people. They want to send a black Supreme Court Justice, “back to the fields.” They talked openly about killing people. Normally, I would have some snarky response to a liberal protest, […]
Okay so now kids can’t wear anything American looking at school because it might offend students of Mexican heritage. If you are no more American than to be offended by the Ole Glory then you are not an American but a Mexican living in America. Really it is that simple. People would like to complicate issues but the more we divide ourselves into racial and national groups the more divided we become. Most official documents in America ask you to choose your race. Choosing race puts you into a group which has the effect of putting up hidden barriers if […]
“A free people claims their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as a gift from their chief magistrate.” Thomas Jefferson We are engaged in an ideological struggle. The lines are drawn cleanly between the opponents. One is the side of individual freedom and liberty, born of the American Revolution. The other is the soft (for now) totalitarianism of the nanny state, seeking to grow the government’s level of control over all aspects of human life. While the words “freedom” and “liberty” tend to evoke reactions to some degree from all Americans, looking at the general ideas […]