“Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened“-George Washington
“The best means of forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people will be found in the right education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means, in my opinion, must fail.” George Washington
America spent four decades locked in an eyeball-to-eyeball nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union and, when the Berlin Wall came down, most of us thought that we had “won” the Cold War.
Alas, little noticed by most Americans, intellectual subversives sympathetic to the Soviets had ensconced themselves in academia, making the “long march through the institutions” so that our nation’s children are now indoctrinated with a Marxist worldview. This fact — the Sovietization of American history — is now belatedly apparent to John Hinderaker in Minnesota’s public-school social studies standards:
As you read them, you imagine a senile old man, shuffling around in his pajamas and muttering, “Race, class, gender…race, class, gender.” Everything is about demographic interest groups.
Hinderaker notes the anti-heroic concept of the social studies standards, which slight the great deeds of great men, among them the gallant soldiers of the First Minnesota Infantry Regiment.
Well . . . there are still five A’s in RAAAAACISM, after all. Lessons celebrating the heroism of the First Minnesota would, according to the contemporary view, fail to represent non-white, non-male contributions to society. Why should the daughters of Hmong immigrants, for example, be taught to revere these dead Anglo-Saxon men?
History — excuse me, social studies — is now no longer about the facts of the past, but is rather a form of political propaganda, carefully airbrushed in much the same way that Stalinists removed Leon Trotsky from historic photos of the Russian Revolution.
McCain knows of what he writes. Liberalism thrives readily among ignorant minds. And the most deeply ignorant mind is often not the uneducated mind, but the MIS-educated mind. Because the MIS-educated have been taught, maybe they made honor roll, they have excelled. They are certain of the “knowledge” that has been imparted to them. They KNOW that FDR was a great president, and that he SAVED us from the Great Depression for example. They KNOW how LBJ’s Great Society, gave us the glory of Medicare, and other failed entitlement programs that made us more dependent on government. They today are being taught that Obama SAVED the U.S. auto industry. And the long march towards national government dependency continues on the road paved with government subsidized ignorance.
Via NY Post:
Disgruntled union workers put their fight against Cablevision over the fight against cancer at a Times Square protest last night.
About 50 members of the Communications Workers of America Local 1109 disrupted a benefit for cancer research at the Hard Rock Cafe, carrying signs and blaring music as attendees streamed in.
Cablevision CEO James Dolan, whose rock band performed at the event, told The Post that the workers’ actions are “despicable.”
“They think being disruptive for their personal gain is more important than beating pancreatic cancer,” he said. “Their values are twisted. I’m surprised at the depth of their lowness. Everyone who deals with them should take note. It’s shameful.”
The union, which is in drawn-out contract talks with Cablevision, labeled Dolan a “Grinch” for stalling negotiations with 280 company technicians and dispatchers in Brooklyn.
“He is a greedy person pretending to be philanthropist; he’s Scrooge!” barked Tim Dubnau, an organizer for Communications Workers of America Local 1109.
But event attendees said the union members picked the wrong time and place to air their grievances.
“I’m a pancreatic-cancer survivor, and it’s unfortunate that they have to protest an event like this,” said Scott Nelson, 59, who lives in Minnesota.
Calling into the Y94 Morning Playhouse radio show, Fargo-area resident “Donna” aired her frustrations about a number of deer-related car accidents she has been involved in recently – three to be exact.
“My frustration is that, Minnesota and North Dakota Departments of Transportation would allow these deer crossing in such high traffic areas. I mean, I’ve even seen them on the interstate,” Donna began.
“Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate? I don’t get it,” Donna said to two stunned radio hosts.
We don’t get it either.
But it get’s worse. As she goes on, one has to wonder — Can this lady possibly be serious?
“I mean, I understand that deers are animals and they need to travel across the streets occasionally to survive and of course to find food but it seems to me… so irresponsible of us to allow these deer crossings to be in areas where these deer are so likely to be struck by oncoming traffic. Wouldn’t you agree?”
Good Freaking Grief. This is funny, but, how many gun control zealots sound just as foolish as she does. Some people really think the government can solve any problem just by passing a law.
Great response to your typical stupid Liberal Racial Obsession Syndrome!
First here is the nauseatingly asinine “White Privilege” video
Now, the terrific response from some normal people who do not suffer from ROS!
The student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth who went on a hunger strike to protest oppression by gender specific restrooms!
Via The Blaze:
Gender-neutral bathrooms have become a priority at The University of Minnesota-Dulut in Dulut, Minnesota, after student Blair Moses reportedly began a hunger strike. His goal? To convince the school’s administration that they are of paramount necessity. Moses allegedly stated that gender-specific bathrooms are “oppressive” and problematic, thus he took some curious avenues to ensure that more flexible facilities would be installed.
Last month, the student reportedly sent a letter to the school stating that if his demands were not met for more equitable lavatories by April 26, he would begin a three-week hunger strike. According to CampusReform.org’s Oliver Darcy, Moses insisted in his note that the university “take immediate action to begin the process of designating more gender neutral bathrooms.” He also maintained that officials needed to announce the change once it was implemented.
Of course the university, in gutless fashion, caved in to the little thug
The very next day, April 27, the university administration ceded to both of his demands.
Chancellor Lendley C. Black issued a campus-wide e-mail stating the school would take “immediate steps” to resolve the issue and would “provide two gender neutral restrooms” in the student center. Additionally, he pledged that all new construction projects and remodels would include at least one gender neutral restroom.
Good Freaking Grief! Stop pandering to these little miscreants. The little whiner should have been told to go screw himself frankly. But, once more, a thug is rewarded for being a thug. And yes, by the way, this kid is a thug, The Blaze has a video of him playing Billy Bad Ass Black Panther!
It should be noted that The Blaze has covered Moses before. In September 2011, Campus Reform published a video of the alleged Black Panther supporter. In the clip, he gets into a verbal altercation with Phil Cleary, a man handing out U.S. Constitutions in honor of Constitution Day.
This is why I do not go out to protests and do things like record pricks like this little wannabe thug. I just do not have the temperament to stand there and take someone threatening me. I do not suffer fools and bullies well at all.
Yesterday I wrote about an effort by House Democrats to overturn “stand your ground” laws that allow people to defend themselves. Today, the Democrats have decided not to pursue this vile end, for now anyway
(Washington Times) — Democrats backed off of their effort Tuesday to offer a “Trayvon amendment” to pressure states to drop their stand-your-ground laws after learning it was likely to be ruled out of order under the evening’s rules for debate on the House floor.
Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, said he will still try to force a debate at a more “appropriate” time in the future, saying action is demanded by the case of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager who police said was shot dead in a street encounter with a neighborhood watch volunteer.
The Ellison amendment would have docked federal criminal justice grants to states that have stand-your-ground laws, which allow residents to use deadly force to respond to an attack without first having to retreat.
As I said, they will keep trying, they despise Individualism, and self-defense is a hallmark of individual liberty.
Liberals are always digging in the Pit of Moral Retardation
House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.
The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House’s debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.
“‘Shoot-first’ laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted. Federal money shouldn’t be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own people,” said Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the two Democrats who are offering the legislation. “This is no different than withholding transportation funds from states that don’t enforce seat-belt laws.”
Got that? Killing someone who is attacking you, trying to kill you, is bad according to these jack wagons! Apparently the only “lives” endangered are those of murderous thugs. The most basic human right is that of self-defense, and the Democrats are attacking it. Understand this, if these weasels had their way, the people who defended themselves, RIGHTLY defended themselves would be criminals!
Then they came for evil sugar! And An ‘Old Broad is fighting mad!
Three California obesity researchers struck a nerve in Tennessee’s sweet tooth last month when they proposed regulating sugar in the same way government regulates tobacco and alcohol.
In the journal Nature , they pegged a litany of chronic illnesses to excess sugar consumption — diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver disease and others. Their article proposed taxing foods with added sugar, restricting purchases to ages 17 and over, and limiting convenience stores in poor neighborhoods.
There is no doubt in my mind….California really IS a granola state….fruits, nuts, and flakes! First off, ya don’t tax people even more, second, ya don’t tell people what they can and cannot eat or drink, and third….it’s called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY! The whole thing sounds like discrimination against the poor folks to me!
Days before the Nature article published, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais made a proposal on the other side of the political spectrum: a bill that would bar federal dollars from being used to publicly criticize foods already approved by the Food and Drug Administration. He’d learned federal stimulus funds financed healthy living campaigns that, in part, discouraged drinking sugary soda.
This is, of course, simply the natural evolution of the Nanny State. We did not stop them at their power grab over tobacco, and this is our reward. And these Neo-Marxists will not stop at sugar either. So, what will be next? Or maybe it will be an activity deemed “too dangerous” by our would-be overlords? Or maybe our Facebook password?
At Telegraph UK, “12-year-old US girl suing school over Facebook comments row“:
A 12-year-old girl is suing her school in Minnesota after being forced to hand over her Facebook password and punished for posts she made on the social networking site.
The case has been brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and comes amid growing concern in the United States about individuals’ ability to keep their email and other online accounts secret from their school, employer and government authorities.
A number of prospective employees have complained that they were forced to hand over their passwords to Facebook and Twitter when applying for jobs.
In the Minnesota case, the 12-year-old girl, known only as RS, is said to have been punished by teachers at Minnewaska Area Middle School for things she wrote on Facebook while at home, and using her own computer.
The ACLU is arguing that her First and Fourth Amendment rights, which protect freedom of speech and freedom from illegal searches respectively, were violated.
She is said to have been punished with detention after using Facebook to criticise a school hall monitor, and again after a fellow student told teachers that she had discussed sex online.
The Nanny State is like a cancer, it will not stop until it rots away every last liberty we have
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Stacy McCain, that infamous blogger who has always been generous with blogging advice, which any smart, aspiring blogger would heed, offers his congrats on this blog nearing the magic 1,000,000 mark! And confesses a propensity to offend. Well, Stacy, I can safely say Ed and I are responsible for a LOT of outbreaks of offendeditis amongst Liberals. I say we enjoy that~!
Wherever there is the slightest hint of controversy — or an opportunity to create a controversy — you can always depend on me to say something that offends people. Set your watch by it. And in other recent news developments . . .
- In Russia, It Means ‘Hail to the Chief’ — Russian TV anchor Tatiana Limanova flips the bird at Barack Obama?
- “Sugar Falling Out of the Sky!” — If you’ve ever listened to University of Georgia football on the radio, you know that Larry Munson was the least objective play-by-play man in the history of sports broadcasting. A native of Minnesota, he became the Bulldogs’ biggest fan and never bothered to hide his emotional reactions. Larry just got called up to that Great Press Box in the Sky, no doubt because God needed somebody to do play-by-play for the Battle of Armageddon with as much drama as Larry brought to the 1980 Georgia-Florida game: “Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott!”
- 90% of a Million — Daley Gator reaches 900,000 hits. He’d already be there, but hasn’t been linking us enough lately.
God bless Larry Munson, even if he was a Bulldog He will be missed I, of course watched that 1980 Gator/Dawg clash, I was yelling like Larry too, except I think I was yelling “Fall, Lindsay FALL!”
Steve at Motor City Times lays out the evidence very well. I ask you to consider if “green energy” is really something the Left believes can work, or do they see it as a path to crippling this nation?
The recent blast of arctic weather received across most of the United States has illustrated the need for reliable energy. (Where is that global warming when you need it?)
When the massive snow storm and single digit temperatures slammed El Paso, TX the cold temps created rolling blackouts across much of Texas. Local electric plants literally froze creating a dangerous situation for residents trapped in the freezing cold. Furthermore, without electricity, natural gas pumping stations could not run and shortages of natural gas in New Mexico and elsewhere ensued.
Strangely, no stories recounting how solar panels and windmills ‘picking up the slack’ from the old, dirty coal plants have surfaced. No stories about windmills keeping the lights on and natural gas flowing.
Truth be told, windmills are much more susceptible to freezing temperatures than coal power plants. Via Bluegrass Pundit:
In a pathetic attempt to implement ‘green energy’ in Minnesota, wind turbines transplanted from California have not worked since they were installed last fall. They have been paralyzed by the cold weather. Just think of all the ‘green jobs’ that will be created trying to get them to work in the frigid northern climate.
Obviously, solar panels will not work with large amounts of snow covering them. Come to think of it, green energy doesn’t work when the weather is good either.
Much, much more at the link.
And, as Steve rightly points out, it was our president that laid out what America might expect
“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket,” Obama told the Chronicle . “Coal-powered plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”
Think about those words, think long and hard about them
Chris at Wyblog ponders the images of Jenn Sterger, and the chances of more intimate details of her bedroom antics, and what role Bret Favre might play.
The NFL has thoroughly examined Jenn Sterger and her allegations of inappropriate sextual advances on the part of Brett Favre. And really, who wouldn’t want to thoroughly examine Jenn Sterger? Ms. Sterger, a former NY Jets game hostess, alleged that the future Hall of Fame quarterback sent her explicit text messages and photos, including a picture of a penis, during and after his tenure with the Jets.
But it wasn’t until Favre left the Jets for Minnesota that Sterger’s story got legs. The league immediately opened an investigation, which finally concluded today.
Brett Favre will be fined $50,000, not for any alleged misconduct, but for failing to “cooperate” with the NFL’s investigation.
Until such a taped appears enjoy these images of Ms. Sterger.
Folks, I am aware that there are those “Conservatives” out there, like Michael Medved, for example, who cringe when anyone calls a Democrat a Communist, Marxist, Socialist, Statist, etc. But, read this story from Weasel Zippers and tell me, what would you call Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison?
St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison said Thursday that Democratic lawmakers “need to create a real crisis” to force Republicans to renegotiate the tax cut compromise.
House Democrats voted Thursday to reject the tax cut deal between the White House and Congressional Republicans.
The compromise would extend Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, including the wealthy. It also would renew benefits for the long-term unemployed, a measure President Obama had pushed for to prevent about 2 million Americans from losing benefits in the coming weeks. Republicans had opposed extending unemployment benefits.
Ellison, who was recently elected co-chair of the Progressive caucus in the House, voted against the compromise.
“I think that we need to create a real crisis here so that the Republicans will have to answer for denying Americans unemployment benefits on the eve of the Christmas holiday,” Ellison said. “We let them off the hook, in my opinion.”
Ellison said Democrats should have negotiated more aggressively to protect the interests of middle class and low income Americans, but he defended Obama’s effort to reach a compromise.
“I think (Republican lawmakers) exploited the president’s compassion for people who are facing a very grim holiday with no unemployment insurance extension,” Ellison said, “but I think that we should have bargained harder because what we’re doing is we’re going to fundamentally shift the income spread in this country.”
As disturbing as the “let’s create a crisis” part of his rant is, focus on that last part I highlighted in red, yes, RED as in COMMIE! The redistribution of wealth is the cornerstone of Marxism, and the Democratic Party is increasingly focused on redistributing wealth! Again, let me ask, if Ellison is not a Communist, then what is he?
A master of sarcasm that McCain guy is! Check it out!
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twenty-nine people have been indicted in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali Lutheran gangs in Minneapolis and St. Paul allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution in Minnesota, Tennessee and Ohio, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. . . .
The indictment details several instances in which young Somali or African American Lutheran girls were taken from place to place and forced to engage in sex acts with multiple people. One girl was under 13 when she was first prostituted. Another girl was 18 when she was raped by multiple men in a hotel room, the indictment said. . . .
The indictment claims the ring involved three Minneapolis-based gangs — the Somali Lutheran Outlaws, the Somali Lutheran Mafia and the Lady Outlaws Lutherans — and that all three gangs are connected. The men and women charged were either gang members or associates of the gangs, the indictment said. They range in age from 19 to 38. . . .