Saturday, April 21, 2007

So much for tolerant Liberals

Coulter speech still on
By Dan Meisler

The Coulter show will, apparently, go on.

Cleary University President Tom Sullivan said Thursday in a written statement that the university board's executive committee decided to let the ap-pearance by conservative columnist Ann Coulter scheduled for October proceed....(If you want to read more, click on the "link" above.)

To which I say good for the Cleary University administration. And contrary to popular opinion, Miss Coulter's appearance there does NOT blacken the eye of Livingston County. It can only enhance their reputation for being fair minded. However, if she is "un-invited," it will only prove how bigoted some of the people there truly are.

Of course, this current furor over Ann Coulter only shows how truly UN-tolerant liberals really are. They're all for free speech, as long as it's from THEIR point of view.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not happy with Ann Coulter's comments about "fags" and such. But I don't think her right to speak should be curtailed either. She'll either mend her ways, or she'll dig a hole she can't get out of. So I say, let her dig away!

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

So Much for Free Speech...Again.

CNN just announced that CBS has permanently canceled Don Imus' radio show, effective immediately. While I do not listen to Don Imus, nor have I watched his simulcast on MSNBC (which was canceled earlier by MSNBC), I also deplore what is happening to him.

Granted, he made some comments that should not have been said. But I always thought the USA was the land of the free (speech) and home of the brave (can take some insults). Instead I find America is the home of the Politically Correct and the thin skinned. "Oh, don't call me a ho, that might hurt my feelings!" Give me a break.

To Mr. Imus I say this: You really need to think first, before you stick your foot in your mouth. Talk about stupid!

To the Rutgers women's \/\/hatever Team: You know, rappers have been calling you "nappy headed hos" for a lot longer than Mr. Imus has. Either start picking on the SOURCE of the problem, or get over it!


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Global Warming is a Hoax? Wow, Imagine that!

The Tempest

By Joel Achenbach
Sunday, May 28, 2006; W08

As evidence mounts that humans are causing dangerous changes in Earth's climate, a handful of skeptics are providing some serious blowback.

IT SHOULD BE GLORIOUS TO BE BILL GRAY, professor emeritus. He is often called the World's Most Famous Hurricane Expert. He's the guy who, every year, predicts the number of hurricanes that will form during the coming tropical storm season. He works on a country road leading into the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in the atmospheric science department of Colorado State University. He's mentored dozens of scientists. By rights, Bill Gray should be in deep clover, enjoying retirement, pausing only to collect the occasional lifetime achievement award.

He's a towering figure in his profession and in person. He's 6 feet 5 inches tall, handsome, with blue eyes and white hair combed straight back. He's still lanky, like the baseball player he used to be back at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington in the 1940s. When he wears a suit, a dark shirt and tinted sunglasses, you can imagine him as a casino owner or a Hollywood mogul. In a room jammed with scientists, you'd probably notice him first.

He's loud. His laugh is gale force. His personality threatens to spill into the hallway and onto the chaparral. He can be very charming.

But he's also angry. He's outraged.

He recently had a public shouting match with one of his former students. It went on for 45 minutes.

He was supposed to debate another scientist at a weather conference, but the organizer found him to be too obstreperous, and disinvited him.

Much of his government funding has dried up. He has had to put his own money, more than $100,000, into keeping his research going. He feels intellectually abandoned. If none of his colleagues comes to his funeral, he says, that'll be evidence that he had the courage to say what they were afraid to admit.

Which is this: Global warming is a hoax....

(To read the whole article, click here.

At least I know I'm not alone in my theory, that Global Warming is a hoax.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

IL Politician Caught in a lie. (So, what else is new?)

IL Politician Caught in a Lie


When anti-gun Illinois Senator Dan Kotowski held a press conference to promote a gun ban the other day, I’m sure he didn't expect someone who knows a thing or two about the guns being banned to be in attendance.

So when the senator pointed to an Armalite .50-caliber rifle and called it a "military weapon," he got the shock of his life. The top guy from Armalite stood up in the audience and told the crowd that's not true. He said they'd never sold the rifle to the military.

Kotowski was shocked, and started dancing his best back-and-fill routine.

Armalite is an Illinois company, and the proposed .50-caliber ban would mean they'd have to move operations out of state. But more importantly, a ban on that rifle would lead to a ban on more firearms, and Armalite's Mark Westrom knows that.

In fact, he said at the press conference, "When the .50(-caliber) is restricted, okay, so then we modify it and we convert it into a 49(-caliber). Then what happens next here to the 49s and the 45s?"

Westrom is right. Because bans don't solve problems, they only lead to more bans, and gun owners should NEVER stand for it.

Kotowski made some ludicrous claims about the rifle, including that it could shoot down an airplane flying 6,000 feet overhead. These gun-banners make idiotic statements like this all the time, but rarely is their stupidity confronted by someone so highly credentialed.

I'm glad Mark Westrom was in the audience last week ... I just wish the Illinois media saw fit to report his truth, instead of Kotowski's lies.

(From NRANews)

Personal Note: I was in the Army. I saw first hand what a .50 caliber MACHINE GUN can do. A .50 cal Machine gun can shoot down an air liner. But it takes more than just one bullet to do so. It takes a virtual hail of bullets to bring down an airplane. The best sniper in the world can not bring down an airliner with one shot from a .50 caliber rifle.

Of course, that's just my opinion.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Midland (MI) schools give control over to UN

IB program outsources our children's education
By Pat Hartnagle

Outsourcing has been a very popular news item in the last few weeks. I was quite impressed with all the support received for those involved in Midland's recent discussion of it. Everyone in the system seemed to support keeping the local people and not going to an outside group for help.

I was quite surprised to see one letter to the editor by someone in defense of her husband's job state that the support staff is the "bread and butter" of our schools. Whatever happened to the students, who bring in all the tax dollars, provided by parents and all citizens, providing the need and means for the entire system?

This person also is the parent of three Midland Public School students and a member of the community who has no problem apparently with outsourcing her children and their curriculum to a company in a foreign country.

Apparently that view is shared by the teachers, who do not have a problem with outsourcing their academic freedom, training and input into curriculum.

The superintendent of MPS has no problem with outsourcing his authority for responsibility for the students and parents whom he is supposed to represent.

The school board has no problem with outsourcing the oversight of students, curriculum, choice of textbooks and protection of student records. Apparently, parents have no problem with any of the issues of curriculum, education, testing and student records outsourced for their children either.

With the adoption of the International Baccalaureate Program to be started in the fall, our already limited freedom in education will be taken away from local schools, states and even the federal government as authority is given over to the United Nations, under which UNESCO operates. It already has been writing curriculum and has begun to write textbooks -- much of that taking place under the International Baccalaureate Program.

This curriculum will meet international standards and the UN already has made the content of its international standards perfectly clear. Professor Allen Quist of EdWatch outlines those standards. "Required content will include "education for sustainable development," as defined by its Earth Charter, which includes abortion rights, gay marriage, indoctrination in Pantheism, universal disarmament, income redistribution between nations and advocacy of all the UN environmental treaties, to identify just a few of it's doctrines. The UN's required content also will include its Universal Declaration of Human Rights which says that people have no "inalienable" rights, only those rights the UN says they have. This UN document also clarifies that education must promote the UN and all its activities and that the UN is the highest court of appeals on all human rights issues, higher even than our own Supreme Court.

The UN's required content also will include the dictates of its Treaty on the Rights of the Child, which says that parents have no right to decide what their children will be taught. That right will now belong to the UN. All of education will be geared to"international standards." That means that the UN sets the standards. Since the tests are geared to the standards, the UN will dictate the content of the tests.

Do teachers teach to the tests? Yes, especially when they are paid more when students conform to the international curriculum. The IB does not focus on knowledge, instead it focuses on the attitudes and values of the internationalist left. The educational curricula and achievement tests are based on a political and educational philosophy that is not consistent with the world view and wishes of most parents and other citizens in the United States. Perhaps that is why the plan also calls for the elimination of locally elected school boards. The United States will be required to establish a national system of education as opposed to a state and local system."

Gene Edward Veith, journalist for "World" magazine writes, "Public schools to bolster their academic quality are turning to what they publicize as AP and IB courses. AP refers to Advance Placement, toughened up classes that can earn college credit. But IB is a different animal. International Baccalaureate courses follow a globalist, relativistic curriculum that many taxpayers would object to. Some 500 schools in the United States, each of which pays the Geneva organization between $5,000 and $9,000 per year, and for that will obtain curriculum, special teacher training and even some of the grading. Why would public school districts, most of which by law are required to be locally controlled, give up their control to a company in Switzerland?

"Knowledge," according to IBO's website. is considered to be an in-depth understanding of significant ideas, not merely the acquisition of "fact and skills." And this "understanding", that replaces objective learning consists largely of environmentalism, peace studies, leftist politics, and above all, multiculturalism. The IBO goal is the formation of students "who understand that other people with their differences, can also be right." Not just that other people can be right, but that people with differences can "also" be right. At the heart of the IB approach is a view that no actual culture holds truth.

It does take a certain kind of braininess to convince oneself that it is true that there is no truth and it is no wonder that major universities -- the patrons of postmodernist theory -- are impressed with all of the young relativists clutching their IB diplomas. But the philosophy does not produce a good education: rather it produces a mindset in which good education in impossible.

This program which sets the pathway for No Child Left Behind being totally acceptable, completely undermines everything this country and its education system has stood for. It will make "world citizens" to the point where our country, as we know it, will no longer exist. As Abraham Lincoln said, "The government of tomorrow sits in the classrooms today." For more information, go to website:

Pat Hartnagle is a Midland resident.

Gee, do you think it's time for a NEW American Revolution?

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