I watched an interesting battle between politicians, name-calling religious zealots, pro-gay liberal progressives, and lawyers recently as the Danville, Kentucky City Commission discussed and ultimately passed the so-called “Fairness Ordinance” with a vote of 4-1 on Monday.
The alleged “pro-fairness” politicians bowed down to a local organization, Sunrise Children’s Services, and exempted them and similar religious groups from the law that is steadfast for the rest of the citizens. But, you know, money talks and when it’s going to cost to vote your beliefs, most politicians alter the language of their beliefs.They settle. It’s sad. Cowards. If it’s not fair for everyone, it’s not really fair, is it? Continue reading
I just had to say that this quote from our beloved king today did not go unnoticed:
“And now that the government is reopened, and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio, and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do.” – Barrack Obama Continue reading
So, if you have a failing school (based on test scores) and you want to fix that… what do you do? Let’s pretend like this is a standardized test and you have to answer that question by selecting from a multiple choice list.
Here are your options:
- Remove the hurdles to teaching imposed by the administration
- Remove the hurdles placed by the legislators on the administration
- Forget about teaching to the test and get back to actually teaching students subjects
- Streamline the syllabus by removing all the “politically correct” indoctrination classes imposed on our youth and get back to basics like reading, writing, math, history and science
- All of the above
- Take the smart kids from a better school and bus them to a failing school to boost test scores
Well, according to the The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, the correct answer is 6. This makes perfect sense. After all, why actually educate the children and improve the schools when money is the primary goal, right?!?
I think I’ve had my last Nestle candy bar… EVER… (and I LOVE Crunch bars and KitKat). I’d like to blame the candy company… but I’m sure some idiotic PR person thought this idea was an AWESOME blend of cool cutting edge technology that would give them a lot of play in the media. Well, they were half right…
Nestle is tracking their winning candy bars (and customers) with GPS mini-chips. If that isn’t bad enough, they are calling it the “We Will Find You” campaign. Creeped out yet? No?!?!? Well… there’s more…
When the wrapper is opened, the GPS alarms and “alert a secret control room who will scramble a crack team of highly trained individuals… They will board a helicopter, find the special bar and give the owner 10,000 pounds ($16,145).”
This is only in the UK (as far as we know) and there are six of these little buggers out there. Like I said, I’m done with Nestle now. It’s just too creepy for words. It’s bad enough that I have to worry about this kind of crap from my government and now I have to be suspect of my chocolate?!?! That’s unconscionable.
Last night, while at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington, Kentucky I bought a book and a magazine. While waiting my turn to check out, I noticed that the three displays closest to the main checkout were quite an odd collection of topics… and then I thought about it and decided that the person responsible for the setup of these displays may be making their own statement.
I’ll let you be the judge (I got photos of each of the three for your review):
First there was this one…
then this one followed…
and the third (and last one) before the checkout…
Accident, irony or overt political statement? You be the judge.