Monday, March 31, 2014

Stamp Recall

This second grader’s revenge against Common Core math will make your day!

Yahoo/Daily Caller ^ | Mar 30, 2014
The litany of frighteningly stupid Common Core math worksheets never ends. Perhaps now, though, kids are starting to fight back in satisfyingly creative ways. An alert reader sent The Daily Caller this image of her seven-year-old son’s perfectly reasonable homework answer. The boy attends a public elementary school in San Jose, Calif. He is in the second grade. The math curriculum used by the school is GO Math! The publisher of GO Math! is produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The parent who sent the homework question to TheDC noted that the curriculum aligns with the Common Core math standards. “If you look closely under the math question, you will be able to see the Common Core standards in a blue-colored print that aligns to that particular question,” she explained. The constantly burgeoning inventory of sad and hideous Common Core math problems is very long.

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When Barack Obama Stands Firm

American Thinker ^ | 3/31/2014 | Karl Ushanka
In times past, both Presidents Truman and Reagan took principled stands that resulted in global stability and lives saved. Specificlally, two determined anti-communist presidents confronted the Soviet Union in such an aggressive manner that it disturbed even their closest advisors. The Berlin Airlift looked impossible in 1948, as did the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) in 1983. Nearly everybody – opponents, advisors, the media and the public – thought these policies were beyond the nation’s capabilities. And they were proved wrong.(snip)While president, Obama has not yet stood apart from his party or advisors. To find an example of daring leadership on the part of Obama, you have to go back to his days in the Illinois State Senate.(snip)Illinois Senate Bill 1095 was named the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA). It was modeled after the federal version that was introduced in 2000. The BAIPA legislation was triggered by the 1999 revelation by Jill Stanek, a labor and delivery nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, that infants born alive after failed abortions were being “shelved” and left to die. Ms. Stanek, who had witnessed this procedure, was terminated in 2001 for going public. After her termination, Christ Hospital continued the shelving procedure.(snip)This is where Illinois Senator Obama’s fearless three-year stand on principle began. Illinois Senate Bill 1095 was introduced in February 2001. Senator Obama, sitting on the Judiciary Committee, voted “No,” and the bill later failed to pass the Democrat-controlled House. "We at Planned Parenthood view those as leadership votes," said the abortion company's Illinois president and CEO, Pam Sutherland.
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Plato Lays Into Obama Administration

Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
Or he would if here to witness this debacle...
The price of apathy in public affairs is to be ruled by evil men
Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly,
while bad people will find a way around the laws
Only the dead have seen the end of war
Justice means minding one's own business and
not meddling with other men's concerns
Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil
The measure of a man is what he does with power
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs;
when he first appears he is a protector
He who is not a good servant will not be a good master
Your silence gives consent
He was a wise man who invented beer...

The Parable of the Mashed Potato Police

Politico Magazine ^ | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Jason Edward Harrington
I recently had a bad flashback. I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep when I was hit with a vivid memory from my time as a Transportation Security Administration officer at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. It was 2008, and I was conducting a bag check when three of my TSA colleagues got into an argument with a passenger at the checkpoint. Things got pretty heated. The subject of debate? Whether mashed potatoes were a liquid or a solid. In the end, of course, the TSA agents had the last word: Since the potatoes took the shape of their container, they were determined to be a liquid—specifically, a gel. That’s the official TSA line. “Liquids, aerosols and gels over 3.4 ounces cannot be brought through security.” The potatoes were forcibly surrendered. If you’re anything like me, you may have thought, “Well, mashed potatoes are technically gelatinous, so…”—which sends one down the rabbit hole of bureaucratic absurdity that ends with a passenger looking a TSA officer in the eye and saying, “Do you really think my mashed potatoes are a terrorist threat?” And the officer, if he or she is just an all-around tool, saying: “Ma’am, possibly. Rules are rules.” I’ve had a lot of flashbacks lately—nearly buried memories that have come flooding back ever since Politico Magazine published “Dear America, I Saw You Naked,” my first-person account of working for the TSA and anonymously blogging about my adventures in airport security.
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Obama Voter Fraud Convict






Thank You!






Had Enough Yet?


ObamaCare Numbers


In order to afford ObamaCare!


To Russia












Bereft of ideas!




Held Accountable


Out of money?


Get This Straight


The Internet, too?




Freedom of speech?


Liberal Hypocrisy


Party of the rich? In Congress, it's the Democrats [6 richest Congressional districts all voted Dem]

Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits.  But in Congress, the wealthiest among us are more likely to be represented by a Democrat than a Republican. Of the 10 richest House districts, only two have Republican congressmen. Democrats claim the top six, sprinkled along the East and West coasts. Most are in overwhelmingly Democratic states like New York and California.
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