More child abuse from our reeducation camps

Reeducation camps is increasingly, I think, an apt description of our public schools. William Teach alerts us to the latest example of punishing kids for being kids

(CBS Charlotte) A 5-year-old boy was reportedly suspended from school after making a gun gesture with his hand on the playground.

His father, David Hendrix, was furious when he found out his son was issued a suspension for the gesture.

“He was playing army on the playground,” Hendrix told WBTV. “I just felt like the punishment was way too severe.”

Any punishment at all would be too severe. This has all gotten incredibly idiotic, with unhinged liberals leading the way. I’m sure I don’t even have to explain why. And if I did, liberals/progressives still wouldn’t get it.

Teach is correct, there ought to be no punishment for a small child playing, as kids have done for eons. The punishment ought to go to the buffoons that exact such punishment on kids.

 

Honestly, who did not see this coming? School asks police officer not to pick his daughter up while in uniform

We can expect more of this because the absurdity of Leftism is absolutely limitless

Via Fox News:

A police officer who dropped off his daughter at her Phoenix elementary school was asked by the school’s principal not to wear his uniform to the school because other parents were concerned that he was carrying a gun, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported.

Scott Urkov is a police officer for the Coolidge Police Department. The department told him not to comment to media inquiries, but immediately after he received the no-uniform request, he posted on Facebook.

“Nothing like your kids school calling and asking if I could not come to pick up my daughter in uniform cause parents were concerned when their kids came home telling them there was a man at school with a gun, “ he posted. “Are you freaking kidding me?”

It has come to this, but the school, in true Leftist fashion, wants to make this into a teachable moment

Meanwhile, school officials’ initial reaction was to ask the officer not to wear his gun and uniform to school, they are now saying they want to turn this incident into “a teachable moment.”

Really? I doubt these Moonbat knuckle draggers can brush their teeth without written instructions. Teaching is not their thing, indoctrination and fear mongering are their strong suits, and job #1 is to demonize guns and anyone who has one, even the police apparently. 

 

Your Marxist Moron of the Day is………

Charles Hil, the principal of Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward, California. Hill, likely drunk on anti-gun Kool-Aid, thinks having toy gun buy back programs will serve society somehow

Toy guns, everyone run!

Toy guns, everyone run!

Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward, California will host a toy gun buyback this Saturday. Children who turn in their toy guns will be entered for a chance to win a bicycle, so it’s less of a buyback and more like an expensive raffle.

Charles Hill, the school’s principal, explained, “Playing with toys guns, saying ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ desensitizes them, so as they get older, it’s easier for them to use a real gun.”

Two things here. First off playing with toy guns has been going on in America for decades upon decades. Before their were toy guns, kids used sticks, fingers and anything else that looked like a gun. See kids play games, it is natural and normal, which is probably why Hill takes issue with it. Secondly, Hill apparently thinks using a real gun is necessarily bad. But that is absurd. Millions of Americans have used real guns to protect themselves. Yes, including many kids. That is not a bad thing, that is a good thing, and Hill should have the ability to see that. But, moral clarity and objective thinking is not something Liberals excel at. It interferes with their emotion-driven opinions, and that makes them fussy.

Now, I am not saying that we should not teach kids about gun safety, that is a major priority, and groups like the NRA are at the forefront of that effort. Of course, I would wager that Hill loathes the NRA, and would never opt for having them talk gun safety to his students. He would likely prefer to cast blame on the NRA, as well as the millions of responsible gun owners than actually learn from either. That is sad.

The other sad aspect of programs like this one is that they are used to indoctrinate kids to hate guns. The message is simple, guns are bad, even guns that are not guns. Even the word gun is now bad somehow. We know the many stories of kids suspended because they pointed a chicken strip and said “bang”, or drew a picture of a soldier with a gun, or brought a water pistol to school, or chewed a Pop Tart into the “shape of a gun”. These cases amount to child abuse, and nothing more. This must be stopped, and now. If state legislatures want to do something positive, they can start by cracking down of such school policies. As Stacey McCain puts it, why aren’t you home schooling yet?

 

Years ago, someone explained to me what’s wrong with the system: Government school bureaucrats are not interested in teaching facts.

What they are interested in teaching is attitudes.

Once you understand that, everything else makes sense.

BINGO!

Kindergartener interrogated over cap gun then suspended 10 days

The anti-gun idoctrination continues

In the latest incident of anti-gun hysteria to erupt in a school setting, a kindergarten boy has been suspended from school for 10 days because he showed a friend his cowboy-style cap gun on the way to school.

The incident happened on Wednesday morning at about 8:30 a.m. on a school bus in Calvert County, Maryland, reports The Washington Post.

The suspended boy had acquired the menacing, plastic, orange-tipped weapon at Frontier Town, a western-themed campground with a water park, mini golf and the like.

School officials at Dowell Elementary School in the town of Lusby proceeded to question the five-year-old for over two hours before finally calling his mother, whom The Post also does not name.

The principal eventually called the boy’s mother at 10:50 a.m. By that time, the five-year-old had wet his pants (which the mother called highly unusual).

Interrogated? For two hours? Over a cap gun? I wonder what questions the Gestapo school officials posed to the child? Any doubt that he was asked if mommy and daddy had any guns? Of course, things could have been worse for the little boy

The Post explains that the principal — Jennifer L. Young, according to Dowell Elementary’s website — told the kindergartener’s mother that things would have been even worse had the toy gun been loaded with caps. In that case, the school would have regarded the plaything as an explosive and called the police.

Oh the police should have been called, and should have hauled the principal off in cuffs for abusing a child. What kind of sick bastard does that to a child of five? But I suppose that is the price we pay for allowing our educational system to indoctrinate America’s youth to hate guns, and make no mistake that is, in the end what this is about. The message that little boy got was that guns are bad and you will be punished for touching one, even a toy. Raising good little Stalinists has to start early you know.

At least 91 dead in Moore Oklahoma tornado tragedy

As I said yesterday, there are no words

At least 91 people were killed in the devastating tornado yesterday in Moore, Oklahoma. That number is expected to rise.

KFOR reported:

Officials have confirmed at least 91 people have been killed in the Moore tornado Monday.

The medical examiner’s office confirmed at least 233 people have been injured.

That number is expected to rise as recovery efforts continue Tuesday morning and daylight arrives.

The tornado claimed an unconfirmed number of children at Moore’s Plaza Towers Elementary.

Also among those killed, a family of four with a baby near 4th St. and Telephone Rd. in Moore.

Officials said the family tried to take shelter in a freezer.

100 survivors were rescued over night, please continue to pray

 

Just awful, tornado wipes out town of Moore, Oklahoma, death toll at 51

Oh Dear Lord this is terrible. Pray for the people in that town as the death toll could go higher

A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.

The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people south of the city. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.

The National Weather Service issued an initial finding that the tornado was an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, the second most-powerful type of twister.

Watch a pair of incredible time-lapse footage of the tornado here.

Authorities expected the death toll to rise as emergency crews moved deeper into the hardest-hit areas. More than 120 people were being treated at hospitals, including about 70 children.

There are no words to express my grief and horror. 

 

How do these people ever get jobs working in education?

The old saying is that stupidity should hurt. Well, it is hurting all of us, especially our school kids

CNS NEWS– Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have filed a civil rights lawsuit against a Chicago public school district on behalf of a second-grade teacher who was suspended after he displayed garden-variety tools such as wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers in his classroom as part of a “tool discussion” in his class.

Despite the fact that all potentially hazardous items were kept out of the students’ reach, school officials at Washington Irving Elementary School informed Doug Bartlett, a 17-year veteran in the classroom, that his use of the tools as visual aids endangered his students. Bartlett was subsequently penalized with a four-day suspension without pay – charged with possessing, carrying, storing or using a weapon.

The complaint charges that Bartlett “suffered humiliation, embarrassment, mental suffering, and lost wages, and was suspended for four days” – and asks for “nominal and compensatory damages” and for the suspension to be expunged from the teacher’s record.

“This school district’s gross overreaction to a simple teaching demonstration on basic tools such as wrenches and pliers underscores exactly what is wrong with our nation’s schools,” said Rutherford Institute Pres. John Whitehead.

There is only one solution to this epidemic of idiocy in our schools. those that engage in such asinine over reactions have to be fired! No one that stupid ought to be near kids anyway. Incompetence in the workplace should be punished rather than rewarded!

 

Seven-year-old boy suspended for chewing pastry into a gun-like shape, sanity hardest hit

Oh brother!

A 7-year-old Maryland boy was suspended from school for two days for shaping a breakfast pastry into what his teacher thought looked like a gun, according to his father.

FoxBaltimore.com reports that Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, was eating a strawberry tart when he decided to shape it into a mountain.

“All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn’t look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun [kind of],” Josh told the station.

Josh, who suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, said his teacher was visibly mad when she saw that the pastry looked like a gun, according to the report.

The boy’s dad, who was not identified in the report, was later notified that Josh had been suspended for two days for fashioning the pastry into a gun.

Did Adam Lanza pick Newtown school because it was an easy target

We argue that “gun-free zones” make easy targets for nutcases. The Left scoffs at our logic. Well………..

According to law enforcement Newtown killer Adam Lanza picked the local primary school because it was an easy target and he knew he could murder a lot of children in one attack. And he did just that.
CBS reported, via Pirate’s Cove.

Law enforcement sources say Adam Lanza was motivated by violent video games and a strong desire to kill more people than another infamous mass murderer.

Sources say Lanza saw himself as being in direct competition with Anders Breivik, a Norwegian man who killed 77 people in July 2011.

Two officials who have been briefed on the Newtown, Conn., investigation say Lanza wanted to top Breivik’s death toll and targeted nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School because it was the “easiest target” with the “largest cluster of people.”

Evidence shows that his mind, sources say, Lanza was also likely acting out the fantasies of a video game as he killed 20 first graders and six adults at the school. For Lanza, the deaths apparently amounted to some kind of “score.”

So, in short he was whacked completely out of his mind, and picked the easiest target he could find. What a shocker! The Left, of course, will still blame guns.

 

Texas legislator pushes gun safety classes………..

Liberals will freak over this of course, but I think it is a helluva idea!

 

State Representative James White hopes a new bill he’s proposed will help more high school students across the state handle guns properly.

It would give schools the choice to offer a class, taught by a certified concealed handgun license instructor or peace officer, on how safely to use guns like pistols, revolvers and shotguns.

Gabriel Rivera, a Douglas MacArthur High School student, believes the classes could stop tragedies like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“It’s not who can use it, bad or good. It’s who can use it properly,” said Rivera.  “It think it’s a good way for people to be safe with weapons and guns in general.”

But should guns be in the hands of students, some of whom are barely even teenagers? Peggy Weyel says yes. She runs a hunter education program for children as young as nine.

“I’ve hunted with several of the grandchildren of the people who have been on leases with. And those kiddos are some of the safest hunters I’ve ever seen,” states Weyel.

Like I said, Libs will flip out over this. I can hear them now bemoaning the thought of  a teenager handling  a gun. Funny, Libs want high school kids to handle, and have condoms, they want them to be educated about sex, and safe sex. But they do not want them handling guns or learning gun safety? Maybe if we promise to put condoms on the guns, then Libs will approve? No problem!

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The Left’s war on anything traditionally American

Now it is Valentine’s Day that is “culturally unequal”

Via Fox News:

Boys and girls at a Massachusetts elementary school have been banned from bringing Valentine’s Day candy or cards over cultural equality issues and federal guidelines regulating candy.

Parents of students at Salemwood Elementary School in Malden, Mass, received a letter informing them of the policy – that impacts not just Valentine’s Day – but all holidays.

“We have many different nationalities, cultures and languages spoken,” Principal Carol Keenan told Fox News. “Because of that we don’t honor specific holidays.”

Keenan said she did not want some students feeling left out.

“This is done with all good intentions – to have all students be accepted, to have all students feel like they belong,” she said.

Why do Leftists hate kids?

 

I think we need stupidity control

Good grief! HERE THEY GO AGAIN!!

ABC 2 – Two 6-year-old elementary school students were suspended from White Marsh Elementary School in Talbot County on Monday for using their fingers as imaginary guns while at recess. They were playing a game of cops and robbers on the playground.

One of the boy’s father, Army Staff Sergeant. Stephen Grafton, says the schools decision to suspend the boys crossed the line. Some parents on the Eastern Shore agree with him.

The Talbot County Board of Education released a statement on the suspension saying, “It is frustrating for school systems because a complete explanation of events cannot be provided due to confidentiality requirements under the federal educational rights and privacy act.”

Some believe gun play of any kind is not appropriate for school. They say in today’s world it’s hard to tell how far is too far.

Educators say parents can use this as a teaching point and talk about the importance of not shooting at one another.

Actually, parents could use this as a teaching point to get their kids out of public schools and away from morons like these “educators” who have no business being near kids!

 

Who are these people and how are they allowed near children?

Too angry about this to comment right now. I am so sick of kids being punished for being kids!

A six year-old boy in Maryland was suspended from school after he formed his fingers into the shape of a gun and saying, “Pow!”

The boy was given a day off for the pretend shooting.
The UPI reported, via Free Republic:

A Maryland 6-year-old was suspended from school for forming the shape of a gun with his hands and saying “pow,” a lawyer for his family said.

Robin Ficker said a boy, a student at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, was given a one-day suspension from school with a conference planned for when students returned from winter break for the pretend shooting a week after 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., The (Springfield, Va.) Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.

“What they’re doing is looking at the worst possible interpretation of a young, naive 6-year-old,” Ficker said. “This is a little child who can’t form the intent to do anything like that.”

Assistant Principal Renee Garraway sent a letter to the boy’s parents saying the child had been warned.

“Your son … was involved in a serious incident,” Garraway wrote. “(He) threatened to shoot a student. He was spoken to earlier today about a similar incident.”

OK, I lied, I am angry but I have to comment. Asst. Principal Renee Garraway calls a six-year-old pointing a finger and saying “pow” a serious incident? How exactly does a buffoon like this ever get put in any position with any authority? Of course, this is a case of a teacher/principal just saying what they have been trained to say. I guess you cannot dumb down students without first dumbing down the teachers and administrators right?

Why can’t Johnny read? Maybe because the folks running the schools cannot think!

Teachers Unions outraged at thought of arming teachers

The Communist influence in the Teachers Unions is showing Zip at Weasel Zippers notes that a Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans support the idea of armed teachers

Nobody is proposing every teacher carry a loaded gun on a holster, they recommend several people working at a school have access to a firearm in case some lunatic starts shooting. Seems reasonable to me and according to Gallup, 64% of Americans agree with the idea.

Via WaTi:

..the nation’s two biggest teachers unions warned Thursday that would be a disastrous idea that sends the wrong message to children.

“Some are actually proposing bringing more guns in, turning our educators into objects of fear and increasing the danger in our schools. Guns have no place in our schools. Period,” reads a rare joint statement from the presidents of the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers.

In their letter, Dennis Van Roekel of the NEA and Randi Weingarten of the AFT called the idea of arming teachers “astounding and disturbing,” saying it runs counter to educators’ vow to provide safe and secure public schools.

In the days following the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., several high-profile political figures — including Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican — have suggested that instructors or principals be given firearms. They would kept in secure locations and available only to school leaders, who would use them in the event a gunman enters the building or in the case of some other extreme threat to students.

Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett has also voiced support for the idea.

“Suppose the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary who was killed lunging at the gunman was instead holding a firearm and was well-trained to use it. Would the result have been different? Or suppose you had been in that school when the killer entered, would you have preferred to be armed?” Mr. Bennett wrote in a recent column for CNN.com. “Evidence and common sense suggest yes.”

So, these unions, who I bet do not speak for many of the teachers they claim to represent, would prefer that teachers not be given an option to protect themselves and their students? Apparently so. Evidence shows, overwhelmingly, that Americans with concealed carry permits are incredibly responsible and safe, but the unions, being Leftist are vehemently opposed to allowing such people to help secure our schools. this is sad, but not surprising. Unions like the NEA and AFT have become servants of Leftist ideology rather than teachers. And Leftist ideology loathes armed citizens, and ultimately, individuals being responsible for their own protection. The Left being the Collectivists they are, believe that we ought to be reliant upon government for everything. Gun ownership challenges that, and the Left cannot stand that.

Morally retarded publicity whores threaten to descend on Sandy Hook Elementary

The Westboro Bastards Church is going to go too far one day. 

I cannot think of a more cruel bunch of trash. To seek to inflict more pain upon these families? If these miscreants possess souls they must be black. Like I said one day they will picket the wrong person’s funeral. 

Right on cue, here come the tragedy pimps and the incredibly clueless gun bashers

We knew as soon as we heard of yesterday’s shooting that the cries to have “gun control” would come in droves. And, of course they did, as if Adam Lanza, who broke law on top of law, including the ones installing schools as gun-free zones would have been stopped by some new law. A magic law that would have somehow prevented a deranged man like Lanza from committing mass murder. Of course many of these buffoons are simply victims of a concentrated effort to demonize guns. The gun-grabbing left tells repeated lies about the “easy accessibility of guns, and naive Liberals believe them and repeat them. They cry out for a new law to prevent such tragedies. They might as well pray to the tooth Fairy frankly. Many in the blogging world have been chronicling these calls for gun control, and the tragedy pimps who almost seem delighted that they can possibly use yesterday as a tool to disarm Americans.

Doug Giles has a great quote from Penn Jillette

“Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking away rights from good people”

Very true, and the Statists who seek to take guns away from us use rhetoric to stir the emotions of Liberals who react with cries for more gun control. Giles also calls for allowing teachers to arm themselves

But imagine if at least one teacher (with a concealed weapons permit) had their .40 caliber Glock with them, locked and loaded, when this weed Adam Lanza began his murderous mayhem today on the Sandy Hook Elementary School campus? What would have happened differently?

Would idiot boy have been able to slay 20 children and 6 teachers? I doubt it. But then again . . . who knows?

However, I’m guessing that this terminal turd might not have dealt out as much death (if any) if the good guy with the gun drew down on him and doubled tapped the center mass of this jackass with a couple of jacketed hollow points.

Unfortunately, there was no concealed weapon in the possession of a teacher to stop this satanic weed from taking root because guns are disallowed on campus. Correct me if I’m wrong, but haven’t the majority of the mass murders within the US in the last 20-30 years been in the Gun Free Zones?

Gun Free Zones turn the people who inhabit such places into sitting ducks for insane whack jobs with death wishes. I know, some schools have campus cops and security systems however, that line of defense brings zero comfort to most parents if serious bullet flying $#*& starts hitting the fan in one of their kid’s classes.

Look, even the best Rambo like police force equipped to the teeth, driving Vipers and descending en masse on a school in Black Hawk helicopters could not have responded fast enough to kill this Lanza piece of crap. But a fast thinking, well-trained teacher could have.

I have already posted my thoughts on having adequate security in our schools. And I have no problem with allowing concealed carry permit holders who are teachers to carry either. We have to admit to ourselves that we MUST be willing and able to meet evil when it shows its face. Even if every gun were taken by the government, evil would still seek to prey upon us

A knife-wielding man slashed 22 children and an adult at an elementary school in central China on Friday, state media reported, the latest in a series of attacks on schoolchildren in the country.

The man attacked the children at the gate of a school in Chenpeng village in Henan province, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Police arrested a 36-year-old man, identified as villager Min Yingjun, Xinhua said. It did not give further details of the extent of the injuries.

There have been a series of attacks on schools and schoolchildren around China in recent years, some by people who have lost their jobs or felt left out of the country’s economic boom.

The rash of violence has prompted public calls for more measures to protect the young in a country where many couples only have one child.

In 2010, a man slashed 28 children, two teachers and a security guard in a kindergarten in eastern China.

Sound familiar? A rash of violent attacks, calls for greater security. And this in a country that, according to Liberal theology, should have no violence, since there is no right to have a gun at all. But that has not stopped  evil men

Early in the morning on March 23, Zheng Minsheng walked in front of an elementary school in Fujian province. Wielding a knife, he attacked the students who happened to be around, killing eight and wounding several others.

Authorities said Zheng, 42, carried out the attack because he was frustrated at “failures in his romantic life,” according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Whatever his real motive was, the senseless killing, reported widely by the Chinese media, shocked the nation. Zheng was tried, sentenced to death and executed on April 28.

If Chinese authorities thought Zheng’s execution would deter similar attacks, they were wrong. The day he was executed, a knife-wielding man attacked elementary school students in southern Guangdong province, wounding 16 students and a teacher. The attacker was later subdued by the police, and no one died.

The next day, a man in Jiangsu province barged into a kindergarten and stabbed 31 people, including 28 students, two teachers and one security guard. “It was too horrible to imagine,” one eyewitness told local reporters. “I saw blood everywhere.” Police apprehended the suspect, 47-year-old Xu Yuyuan.

Then, on April 30, a man barged into a village school in Shandong province, carrying a hammer and a can of gasoline. Wang Yonglai, a local farmer, attacked preschool students with the hammer, causing head injuries. He then set himself on fire and died. According to a Xinhua report, the local farmer went berserk after the local police told him that the family house he had just built using 110,000 yuan (US$16,110) of family savings had to be torn down because it had been built on farmland, which is illegal in China.

It was the third such school attack in three days.

So, taking away the guns will not work. Yet, the Left never learns. Japan also has strict gun laws? Have these laws prevented evil doers?

Tomohiro Kato, arrested after his Sunday lunchtime stabbing spree that left seven dead and 10 injured, has been handed over to prosecutors and is likely to face the death penalty.

Perhaps that is what he wanted.

The police say that he went to Tokyo’s Akihabara shopping district to kill people, saying he was tired of life.

Again, has gun control in Japan ended school attacks by lunatics?

A knife-wielding man burst into an elementary school in Osaka this morning, killing at least eight first- and second-grade students and injuring at least 21 other pupils and faculty, police said.

Although crime has been on the rise in recent years in Japan, the massacre deeply shocked this nation, which outlaws guns and generally is considered so safe that parents let their 6-year-olds ride the subway alone to school.

How about in Australia? How has banning guns worked there? Has crime ended?

Erica Vowles: It seems a week doesn’t go past without a report of a knife attack in one of our major cities. These reports are adding to fears that a knife crime culture is spreading across Australia. Police say more people are carrying knives, and using them, while hospitals report having to treat more patients coming in with stab wounds.

As a result, in 2009, Victoria passed tough stop-and-search laws aimed at stopping people carrying knives. These laws were strengthened in July this year.

New laws are also being considered in Western Australia and South Australia. Civil libertarians warn, however, that these laws might be having some unintended consequences. Criminologists also question whether our governments truly have a handle on the nature and number of knife crimes in Australia. But the stories of victims are hard to ignore.

How about the UK, SURELY their strict gun laws have stopped crime. Ask all the folks being attacked with knives

The latest UK knife crime statistics have shown that thousands of persons were attacked with intent to rob in 2011. The disturbing statistics about knife and gun crime are nothing new, and they are problems which do not appear to be getting better.  Protect Yourself is currently campaigning for body armour to be made a tax-free commodity, to allow those professionals and concerned citizens at risk to protect themselves, at a lower cost. Currently body armour is charged at normal VAT, yet protective boots are VAT free. See BODY ARMOUR PETITION for more information on that. We plan to start promoting that throughout this year, and it is something Director Peter Nunn of Protect Yourself Ltd is very clear on:

“Body armour should be a tax-free purchase for all, you should not tax essential personal protective equipment, it’s not right”

The knife robberies statistic of over 15 thousand attacks (only those reported, many more are not) during 2011 in the UK, shows that thousands of people were robbed at knife-point last year, which is over one thousand per month. It is a disgusting and worrying, yet accurate, depiction of a crime ridden nation which can only be solved through drastic action, ideally a massive increase in police numbers, and a greater public awareness and intolerance of violent and anti social behaviour.

Yet the Left uses the UK as a shining example of gun controls effectiveness. I guess they see stabbings as safer somehow?

More than 350 people are the victim of knife assaults every day in England and Wales, the latest crime figures have revealed. 

Last night a teenager in Lambeth, London, became the latest victim of the stabbing epidemic, dying in hospital after a frenzied attack.

Almost 130,000 attacks involved knives last year  –  equivalent to one every four minutes  –  according to the annual British Crime Survey. 

This figure does not include the tens of thousands of assaults against under-16s. However, unlike the police records published yesterday, it does include crimes which are not reported to the authorities. 

The police data revealed 22,000 serious knife assaults  –  including 231 attempted murders  –  were reported to the police last year. 

There were also almost 14,000 reported robberies and more than 8,000 woundings. 

As the Daily Mail revealed exclusively yesterday, the forces’ data, which was gathered for the first time this year, starkly illustrated how knife crime has spread beyond the major cities into the shires. 

The British Crime Survey figure of 130,000 knife attacks is substantially higher than the police’s figure. This is thought to be because many victims never report being threatened with a knife  –  and even assaults needing hospital treatment go unrecorded.

130,000 knife attacks? That number reminded me of David Frum, who mocked the victims on Twitter yesterday 

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Shooting at CT elementary school. Obviously, we need to lower the age limit for concealed carry so toddlers can defend themselves.

Hmmm, overlooking how despicable such a comment is for a second, let us look at something else Frum wrote recently

Last week, I presented in this space some evidence of the dangers of gun ownership: the elevated risks of accident and suicide in households that own guns. I pointed to a paradox: More Americans support gun rights, even as fewer Americans own guns. I explained this paradox with data that suggested many Americans hold false ideas about the prevalence of crime — and wrongly look to gun ownership for self-defense.

Over the following seven days, I heard from many angry gun-rights supporters.

They argued that gun ownership is necessary for self-protection. They narrated stories of how their guns had saved them or their loved ones in armed confrontations.

And of course that must sometimes be true. The question is: How often is it true? And how do the benefits of widespread gun ownership compare with the measurable harms in higher rates of accident, suicide and crime?

Government figures from the National Survey of Criminal Victimization suggest 100,000 uses a year of guns in self-defense against crime, the vast majority of these uses being the display of weapons to deter or dissuade.

For gun advocates, however, the main problem with the government estimate is that it is not nearly high enough to support their case that private gun ownership is the best way to stop crime.

I would ask Frum if he has ever doe the math on that number? If you divide the number of days in a year, 365 into 100,000, which is by the way the LOWEST estimate of defensive gun uses I have found, you get this result, 274. That is 274 American using guns to defend themselves daily. Certainly that is a significant number. A number Frum finds too low to matter apparently. So how many gun murders were there in America in 2010?

In 2010 – the latest year for which detailed statistics are available – there were 12,996 murders in the US. Of those,8,775 were caused by firearms.

OK, that works out to 24 Americans per day. A number everyone wishes were lower, zero would be good to me frankly. But, consider that the number of defensive gun uses are more than 11 times that number. What would the murder rate be if those 100,000 Americans were disarmed? Certainly it would be higher, as would the number of dead in a few school shootings where armed citizens cut the rampage short because they were armed.

So, crime, and violent attacks seem to be something that more laws do not stop, even gun bans have not worked in several nations. Yet, the Statists will still tell their lies, and the gullible Liberals will drink that Kool-Aid all too gladly. They prefer to believe that armed good guys, who never commit acts of evil are causing the actions of psychopaths. Again, one more glaring example from here, in America. Chicago with possibly the strictest gun laws in the nation has had seven shootings since yesterday afternoon

Seven people —including four teenagers— were wounded in separate shootings since Friday afternoon throughout the city.

The latest shooting happened about 9:45 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 26-year-old man was standing with a group of people in the 1500 block of South Sawyer when shots were fired, police said.

If Liberals believe gun control works, all they need do is look to Chicago. Or maybe Germany, as Ace points out

One failed law is just the predicate for the next one.

WINNENDEN, Germany — A teenage gunman killed 15 people, most of them female, on Wednesday in a rampage that began at a school near Stuttgart in southern Germany and ended in a nearby town, where he then killed himself after the police wounded him.The attack left Germany, which tightened tough gun controls after a similar attack at a school seven years ago, struggling to understand the carnage that had again befallen it, a country with relatively little violent crime. In 2002, a gunman killed 16 people before killing himself at a school in Erfurt, in eastern Germany.

 They had tough gun laws; they had a school shooting. They tightened those tough gun laws; they had another school shooting

Good Freaking Grief! Here we go again six-year-old child told to remove “God” from her Veterans Day poem

Because, I suppose, we are all supposed to bend over backwards, and stick our heads up our asses so as not offend some overly sensitive Atheist whiner!

The girl is a first-grader at West Marion Elementary School. She was supposed to read the poem during a school assembly marking Veteran’s Day. The poem honored her two grandfathers who had served during the Vietnam War.

“He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength,” the poem read.

A parent reportedly found out about the poem and expressed concern about mentioning the word God during a school event. The parent did not want the Almighty’s name mentioned anywhere in the program, according to one account.

“We wanted to make sure we were upholding the school district’s responsibility of separation of church and state from the Establishment Clause,” Supt. Gerri Martin told the McDowell News. 

Martin told the newspaper she made the decision in consultation with the school’s principal and vice principal.

“We jointly decided that we must err on the side of caution to prevent crossing the line on the Establishment Clause of the Constitution,” Kirkpatrick told the newspaper. “As a principal of a public school, I must put aside my personal religious beliefs and follow the law — which upholds that we have freedom of speech and freedom of religion, but that we, as public schools, cannot endorse one single religion over another.”

Wait, what? The words were not the school, our the Congress, they were the words of that particular child. And, to be brutally honest, her words came no where close to endorsing any specific religion. Many religions speak of God don’t they? Look what we have become here folks. A nation of whiners who get their way because too many of us are afraid of offending them. This case is asinine. Now had the school instructed kids to write a poem praising or thanking God, that would be too much because it would violate that child’s religious freedom. But this child CLEARLY has every right to say, write, and use the word God. Once more the right’s of an American are trampled so as to protect some imagined right to never be offended.

Bastards!

The Left loathes everything that is traditional in America. And this story, about banning Santa, points that out.

A Massachusetts school system banned Santa Claus from visiting schools this year.
He’s too controversial.
FOX Nation reported:

A Massachusetts school system is embroiled in a war on Christmas debate after Santa Claus was initially banned from visiting elementary school children over “religious” concerns.

Since 1960 firefighters in the town of Saugus dressed up like Santa Claus and visited every elementary school handing out coloring books. But on Monday, the school superintendent told firefighters that they would not be welcomed into the classrooms.

The lie the Left tries to sell us is that they are trying not to “offend anyone. That is a lie, they are intent on destroying America. And, to effectively destroy a nation it’s history, heritage, and culture must be systematically eradicated. EVERYTHING that is traditional, therefore is a target. To erase a nation’s, a people’s heritage, and history is key to what the Left intends to do here in America. Our common heritage, and culture bonds us, it makes us special, if that is taken away……… That is why it is so crucial to fight these miscreants at every turn.

Also check out my blogging partner Ed’s post on this

The difference between education and indoctrination

Anyone who listens to the Left knows how they value “education”. they love public schools, and mandatory kindergarten, and how they would love to make K-4, K-3, etc. mandatory as well. Why? well, there is more than one answer you would get if you asked a Leftist why they think children benefit by more “education”. They will tell you it is critical for socialization, and development, and yes, “education” of course.

Now, you will note that I have placed the word education, in parenthesis. Why? Well, because the Left defines education, or at least what the goal of education quite differently than most folks do. To most of us math, writing, vocabulary, history, science, and civics are among the things schools should teach children. Most of us would also include teaching some type of sex education, as long as the curriculum is age appropriate, and as long as it does not teach values, that ought to be taught by parents, and not by schools.

The Left, however, prefers using education to indoctrinate, rather than educate. And face it, think of all the indoctrination that can be done if our children are in public education from age 2, until, say 22, if you include college. And think about this. It is the Left that is pushing to make a college education, “free” isn’t it? Twenty years are a long time isn’t it? Think of how much education indoctrination can take place in those two decades. Think of a person, age 22. Think of that person, if they have been “educated by the State, through public education. It is likely that their attitudes towards politics, religion, sex, relationships, Western culture, American history, etc. will closely resemble the Left’s ideology. After all, it is the Left that has a vested interest in  forcing every child to go through those two decades of “education”.

Now I am sure that many reading the preceding thoughts will scoff, and say these assertions are inane, and misguided. For those, I offer an example via Donald Douglas

This was in the news when the legislature authorized teaching homosexual studies some time back.

And now at LAT, California schools scrambling to add lessons on LGBT Americans.”

If this were being introduced when kids are in, say, 5th or 6th grade, I personally wouldn’t have an issue with it for my own kids. But as it is, kindergarten or 1st grade, and so on? God, that’s almost obscene in its assumptions. It’s understandable why parents would object. I recently asked my 10-year-old if he knew what homosexuality was. He didn’t have a clue, so I explained it to him. He didn’t seem to care that much about it, but the point is I’d prefer it was my wife and I talking about these things with him, especially in the moral context. I would not teach my child that all family structures are equal, for example. My position is that the traditional household with one father and one mother is the most healthy and prosperous for children. Schools will teach kids that all alternative family arrangements are equally valid, and that’s a radical curriculum.

In any case, from the article:

At Wonderland Avenue Elementary School in Laurel Canyon, there are lesson plans on diverse families — including those with two mommies or daddies — books on homosexual authors in the library and a principal who is openly gay.

But even at this school, teachers and administrators are flummoxed about how to carry out a new law requiring California public schools to teach all students — from kindergartners to 12th graders — about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in history classes.

“At this point, I wouldn’t even know where to begin,” Principal Don Wilson said.

Educators across the state don’t have much time to figure it out. In January, they’re expected to begin teaching about LGBT Americans under California’s landmark law, the first of its kind in the nation.

The law has sparked confusion about what, exactly, is supposed to be taught. Will fourth-graders learn that some of the Gold Rush miners were gay and helped build San Francisco? Will students be taught about the “two-spirited people” tradition among some Native Americans, as one gay historian mused?

“I’m not sure how we plug it into the curriculum at the grade school level, if at all,” said Paul Boneberg, executive director at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco.

School districts will have little help in navigating this sensitive and controversial change, which has already prompted some parents to pull their children out of public schools.

Really? Teaching kids that young about Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans-gender people in history? What legitimate purpose is served by this? Certainly, any significant historical figure ought to be included in history, but any teaching about GLBT ought not to be pushed on to small children. Two words age appropriate.

Think of it like this. I have studied the War Between the States for decades now, I started studying it at the age of nine, so, 37 years. I give historical talks, and presentations on battles, leaders, etc. But, I would certainly not delve into the orientation of, say Jefferson Davis, or U.S. Grant unless that were of some particular importance. And I would not talk about that to very small children. Again AGE APPROPRIATE!

The valid purpose of education, is enlightenment, not indoctrination. This is why I give historical talks in a different manner than when I engage in debates on the war. My goal is to educate, to give facts, and let the listener develop their own opinion. The Left, on the other hand wishes to shape opinions, they wish to indoctrinate. They wish to “educate” to further their agenda, and thinkers are the last thing they wish to turn out of school. And make no mistake, history, is their favorite target.

For all their talk of open-mindedness, and education, and tolerance, the Left believes in none of those ideals. The Left realizes that educated, open-minded people will never embrace Marxism, in any form. Indoctrinated, closed-minded people though, well…………..

Then they came for your kids lunch!

Via Michelle!

The food profiteers & self-appointed nutrition cops stampede onward.

From the Chicago Tribune:

Fernando Dominguez cut the figure of a young revolutionary leader during a recent lunch period at his elementary school.

“Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?” the seventh-grader shouted to his lunch mates in Spanish and English.

Dozens of hands flew in the air and fellow students shouted along: “We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch!”

Fernando waved his hand over the crowd and asked a visiting reporter: “Do you see the situation?”

At his public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago’s West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.

Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.

Do you think this has anything to do with the “no lunch from home” policy?

Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district’s food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.