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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 07, 2010
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Nearly 70 years ago, on December 7, 1941, our service members and civilians awoke on a quiet Sunday to a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces. Employing whatever weapons were at hand, those who defended Hawaii that fateful morning stand as examples of the selfless heroism that has always characterized the Armed Forces of the United States. More than 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded, and the images of burning battleships and the grief for lives lost were forever seared into our national memory.
The deadly attack on Pearl Harbor did not accomplish its mission of breaking the American spirit. Instead, it reinforced our resolve. Americans responded with unity and courage to a tragedy that President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy.” In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, thousands of resolute individuals immediately volunteered their service to a grieving Nation. Sixteen million of America’s sons and daughters served during World War II, and more than 400,000 paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of life and liberty. Countless other patriots served on the home front, aiding the war effort by working in manufacturing plants, participating in rationing programs, or planting Victory gardens. In the face of great loss, America once again showed the resilience and strength that have always characterized our great country.
The Allied Forces battled the scourge of tyranny and ultimately spread the transformative march of freedom. As we recognize the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II this year, we honor not only those who gave their lives that December day, but also all those in uniform who travelled to distant theaters of war to halt the progression of totalitarianism and hate. In honor of all who have borne the cost of battle throughout America’s history, let us pledge to meet our debt of honor and uphold the ideals they fought to preserve.
The Congress, by Public Law 103 308, as amended, has designated December 7 of each year as “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.”
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2010, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies and interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half staff this December 7 in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
Seventy years ago today readers, on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 America’s naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the forces of the Empire of Japan. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded. The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships and damaged four more. It also damaged or sank three cruisers, three destroyers, one minelayer and damaged 188 aircraft.
The day after the attack, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt, in a speech to congress, stated that the bombing of Pearl Harbor is “a date which will live in infamy”
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed annually on December 7, is to remember and honor all those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. On August 23, 1994, United States Congress, by Pub.L. 103-308 , designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day. It is a tradition to fly the Flag of the United States at half-staff until sunset in honor of dead patriots.
It is not a federal holiday. Government offices, schools, and businesses do not close. Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured at Pearl Harbor. for the most part the day passes unremarked upon and unremembered except for a filler piece or human interest story thrown in the evening news
Memorials have been built to remember the day and its events. The USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor is a marble memorial over the sunken battleship USS Arizona, which was dedicated in 1962. The memorial remembers all military personnel who were killed in the Pearl Harbor attack. Another memorial is that of the USS Utah, a battleship that was attacked and sunk in the attack. A memorial to honor the crew of the USS Utah was dedicated on the northwest shore of Ford Island, near the ship’s wreck, in 1972. The ship was added to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. In 1991, which marked the 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress established the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal. This is also known as the Pearl Harbor Survivor’s medal and can be awarded to any veteran of the United States military who were present in or around Pearl Harbor during the attack. The medal can be awarded to civilians, who were killed or injured in the attack.
As I stated in our Veterans Day Issue:
We are losing these figures of Living History at an alarming rate. Many of the WWII Museums like The National Museum of the Pacific War have oral history programs where these living pieces of history are interview usually via telephone at no cost to them. These taped interviews are then transcribed and preserved as the voices of a living breathing bit of a historic event told from each ones unique perspective. With most of these Vets in their late 80s and early 90s, time on interviewing them is rapidly running out.
My wife serves as one of multiple transcriptionists for her grandfather who is a tireless volunteer for this project and has to date done over 670 such interviews despite being over 80 himself. If you have a WWII vet in your family or know of one please consider asking them about their willingness to be interviewed and then contact me off blog.
Also if your grandmother or some other member of your family was a “Rosie the Riveter” a WAC or a WAVE or something along those lines please ask them if they would be willing to be interviewed also as Home Front and Women’s War Contributions are also being documented.
Sadly to date only a SINGLE person has come forward at this request. His father, a proud WWII vet has been contacted and was honored to be interviewed. The interview has been completed and Molly came home from our Thanksgiving trip with that tape to transcribe at our request.
PLEASE help us preserve the memories experiences and deeds of these last few remaining members of The Greatest Generation, “lest we ever forget”. There are no costs to or obligations on the interviewees. They will not be hounded to join the Museum or to make contributions. They have already made their contribution.
You can find an e-mail address for me personally in the closing credits.
Ah…Irish Coffee…about the ONLY possible way to improve on perfection itself!
It was the doctor’s last patient consultation of Christmas Eve. A mother came in with her young daughter and asked if he would examine her because she had been showing some strange symptoms, including a significant increase in weight, sickness most mornings and a number of strange cravings.
He checked her out very carefully and eventually told the mother that her daughter was unquestionably pregnant. At which news she protested very strongly.
‘Don’t be ridiculous, my daughter has never been with a man’
The girl confirmed that this was true and added that she had never so much as kissed a man.
The doctor studied the girl very carefully, then quietly stood up, walked to the window and stared out of it.
Suspecting the worst the mother asked if there was something wrong.
“No, not really” replied the doctor. ‘It might just be a coincidence, but the last time this happened a bright star appeared the East.’
Pumpkin Cranberry Walnut Muffin
Adapted from Very Culinary Blog who adapted it from Betty Crocker
In large bowl, mix together:
2 c all purpose flour
3/4 c sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
1/4 t salt
Combine the following in a small bowl. Then quickly fold into dry mixture with a spatula until just moistened. Do not overmix!!!
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 c canola or vegetable oil
1 c dried cranberries
1/2 c chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
Scoop into muffin tray greased with cooking spray or lined with muffin cups (I use an ice cream scoop). Top with sanding sugar or sugar in the raw (turbinado). Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
Spiced Mocha Fudge Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
- Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
- 4 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup hot brewed Folgers® Classic Roast Coffee
- 2/3 cup Hungry Jack® Instant Mashed Potato Flakes
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Powdered sugar
SPICED WHIPPED CREAM
- 1/2 pint whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- HEAT oven to 350°F. Line bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Coat paper with no-stick cooking spray. Place chocolate and butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH power 45 to 60 seconds or until chocolate is melted and smooth when stirred.
- COMBINE coffee, potato flakes, cinnamon and cayenne in large mixing bowl, stirring until moistened. Blend in sugar and vanilla. Blend in chocolate mixture and egg yolks. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually blend into chocolate mixture.
- BEAT egg whites on medium speed of electric mixer until stiff. Add to chocolate mixture and blend on low speed until completely blended, scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until set in center. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan. Sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar.
- COMBINE whipping cream, powdered sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in medium mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer until stiff. Serve with cake
Irish Black Bun Shamrock Cookies
Serve these fruit-and-spice filled cookies on New Year’s to ensure an extra measure of Irish luck in the coming year.
Prep Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 8 mins
Servings: Makes about 32.
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground mace or nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons whiskey
2-1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
1 cup currants or chopped raisins
1/4 cup coffee or apple juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped toasted almonds
1 tablespoon whiskey
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons whiskey or milk
Green food coloring
1 Beat the 2/3 cup butter or margarine and cream cheese in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, the 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, the mace or nutmeg, allspice, salt, and pepper; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the 3 tablespoons whiskey until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours or until easy to handle.
2 Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until 1/8 inch thick. Cut with a 2-1/2-inch shamrock-shape cookie cutter (rerolling scraps). Place cutouts 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3 Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.
4 Combine currants or raisins and coffee or apple juice in a saucepan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Do not drain. Stir in brown sugar, the 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, unsweetened cocoa powder, orange peel, and the 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture is combined. Remove from heat. Stir in almonds and the 1 tablespoon whiskey. Cool filling to room temperature. Place in a food processor bowl or blender container. Cover and process or blend until finely chopped. Refrigerate if not used immediately.
5 Place 1 teaspoon filling onto the flat side of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.
6 Combine powdered sugar and enough of the 2 to 3 tablespoons whiskey or milk to make of spreading consistency. Tint with green food coloring to desired color. Spread over tops of cookies. Makes about 32.
Calories 144, Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 64 mg, Carbohydrate 19 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 2 g.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Apple Spice Egg Nog
This elegant punch adds a new twist to an old favorite.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yield: about 2 1/2 quarts
2 qts Egg Nog
2 cups apple cider, chilled
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
fresh whipped cream and thinly sliced red and green apples for garnish
In large punch bowl, combine Egg Nog, apple cider and cinnamon; mix well. Chill. Just before serving pipe dollops of fresh whipped cream on top of Egg Nog and place 2 slices of thinly sliced apples onto each dollop. Serve.
Bailey’s Sundae Coffee Drink
This tantalizing concoction is a wonderful way to put a nightcap at the end of your next dinner party.
Yield: 6 Servings
12 cups brewed coffee
1 pint French vanilla ice cream
12 fluid ounces Irish cream liqueur
Brew 12 cups of coffee. While the coffee is brewing, fill each cup with a scoop of ice cream. Be sure to use large cups (the oversized types you get at coffee houses are best). Top each scoop of ice cream with just enough Irish cream so that the ice cream looks lightly coated. When the coffee is brewed, pour it so that each cup is filled up about halfway. It is then up to each individual to add more Irish cream, half-and-half, or sugar to suit his/her taste.
This allegedly happened with some guys from Maine.
They dressed the truck up with the guy dummy spread eagle on the roof of the truck.
The driver and passengers put on Moose Heads.
Down the Maine Toll interstate they went causing about 16 accidents.
They went to jail.
(some cops just have no sense of humor)
I’m about to sandbag all of you right in your heart, at the worst possible time of the year and in the worst possible manner. I respect you all enough to warn you of this but I’ll make no apologies for doing so for a damned good reason as you’ll see.
‘A woman went into a post office to buy some stamps for her Christmas cards. What denomination do you want ? asked the lady at the counter. ‘Good God!’ she replied, Those darned politically correct liberals! Has it come to this? I suppose you’d better give me twenty Catholic and twenty Presbyterian.
Well that’s one permanently traumatized future Scrooge in the making!
No nativity this Christmas in our Nation’s Capitol.
There will be no Nativity Scene in Washington this year!
The Supreme Court have ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the capitol this Christmas season.
This isn’t for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation’s Capital.
A search for a virgin continues.
There was no problem, however, finding enough jackasses to fill the stable.
How much would it cost to give someone the “The Twelve Days Of Christmas?”
The 12 items rattled off in the classic carol “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” would cost $24,263 in 2011, an increase of 3.5 percent over last year, according to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management.
12 Drummers Drumming — $2,629.90, 11 Pipers Piping — $2,427.60, 10 Lords-A-Leaping — $4,766.70, Nine Ladies Dancing — $6,294.03, Eight Maids-A-Milking — $58, Seven Swans-A-Swimming — $6,300, Six Geese-A-Laying — $162, Five Golden Rings — $645, Four Calling Birds — $519.96, Three French Hens — $150, Two Turtle Doves — $125, Partridge In A Pear Tree — $184.99.
Buying the 364 items repeated across all the song’s verses would cost $101,119 in 2011, Going the Cyber Monday route to obtain the core list will not help you out any either. The core list would come to an estimated $39,860 online.
A Police STOP at 2 AM
Impish Dragon is stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night.
Impish replies, “I am on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late.”
The officer then asks, “Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?”
Impish replies, “That would be my wife.”
Impish is laying on his death bed. He wants to take all his possessions with him. So he tells his wife and Lethal to place all his possessions on the roof, telling them he would grab them on the way to heaven. Impish dies. A few days later his wife and Lethal see that his possessions are still on the roof. “I knew we should have put his stuff in the bloody basement.” says Lethal.
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(CNN) – Goodbye, free plastic toys inside Happy Meals — at least in one major California city.
A new San Francisco law goes into effect on Thursday that prevents fast-food restaurants from giving away trinkets, action figures and other toys in their kid’s meals unless their food meets nutritional requirements.
And McDonald’s kid’s meals do not. The meals have to be less than 600 calories and contain fruits (a half-cup) and vegetables (3/4 of a cup). They must have less than 35% of the total calories coming from fat, less than 640 milligrams of sodium and less than 0.5 milligrams of trans fat.
The current Happy Meal consisting of a hamburger, kid’s-size fries and a cola would meet the calorie, calories from fat, sodium and trans fat requirements under the San Francisco law. It would contain 500 calories, 125 calories from fat and 600 milligrams of sodium.
But it would not meet the fruit and vegetable quota. The pickle and onion on the hamburger does not come near the required ¾ cup of vegetables. The French fries do not count as a vegetable, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
The new law will affect about 50 fast-food restaurants in San Francisco such as Burger King, Carl’s Jr. and Subway.
“Our efforts are geared towards addressing childhood obesity epidemic,” said San Francisco City and County Supervisor Eric Mar, who proposed the ordinance.
About one-third of children in the United States are either overweight or obese, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health advocates have long accused fast-food restaurants of enticing children to eat fast-food meals high in fat and sodium by using toys tied to characters in new movies.
But it has had a greater impact beyond the city, Mar said.
“We inspired other local cities, parent activists and health organizers to take up the issue too,” he said. “We started a national dialogue in San Francisco. It has become a national issue.”
Similar initiatives have been proposed in New York in an effort to curb childhood obesity. And Santa Clara County initially passed the ban early last year.
Starting Thursday, parents who order Happy Meals at the 19 McDonald’s locations in San Francisco will have to request the toy and pay 10 cents. That amount will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco.
McDonald’s said in a statement: “While we will fully comply with this law, we also have a responsibility to give our customers what they want.
“Parents have told us they’d still like the option of purchasing a toy separately for their child when they buy them a Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal.”
The announcement that the money would go to charity was met by skepticism by Corporate Accountability International, a corporate watchdog group.
“As McDonald’s long has, it is again using a charity that helps children get well to defend a practice that contributes to a range of diet-related conditions like diabetes. Currently McDonald’s uses its contributions to the charity to defend the hundreds of millions it spends marketing its junk food brand to kids each year,” according to the group’s statement.
Mar said he met with several franchise owners in the city regarding the ordinance. Despite initial opposition to the law last year, he said that there’s growing awareness that having healthy options is good business practice.
Earlier this year, hamburger chain Jack-in-the-Box announced it would discontinue kids’ toys in their meals for children.
Also this summer, McDonald’s announced that it would revamp its iconic Happy Meal to contain healthier options.
The meals will carry apple slices, reduced portion of French fries and a choice of beverage, including new fat-free chocolate milk and 1% low-fat white milk, instead of defaulting to soda. The changes started in September and will spread nationwide by the end of March 2012.
However, the new version of the Happy Meal still does not meet the requirements of the San Francisco law.
Although the San Francisco law has been criticized as legislating health and nutrition, Mar said the responsibility ultimately falls on the parents. But, fast-food restaurants play a role and “benefit from the pester power of the kids of young ages,” he said.
“It’s our job as a local legislator to protect public health,” he said. “Nothing is more important than children’s health.”
He said the momentum for this law came from pediatricians and mainly parents who live in the lowest income neighborhoods. “They were the main voices of our campaign,” he said.
The long-term goal is to move children’s meals toward lower fat, sodium and calories, Mar said.
It’s not bad enough that we have Federal Big Brother and State Big Brother legislating their hands into our pockets as well their nose into our personal private lives where they have no business, now apparently some of us have to endure Flamingly Gay Big Transvestite/Transgender Sibling stuffing their nose into our business and regulating what we can and cannot feed our children. Apparently municipal homosexual corrupt politicians know better than we do how to parent out children!
Teachers have to get background checks to teach and mold our children and just LOOK at the damage they still do to them,! WHY are we standing idly by and allowing this morally bankrupt camel to get its nose in the door of our home tents? I will grant you that fast food has been proven none too good as a steady diet, but given the recent articles about the industry being hit had by the recession one has to ask how often the average family with its 2.5 children can afford to make the fast food trip and therefore just how much of a threat this actually is.
Personally if the fast food industry decides to come down legally on these San Franciscan Fairy & Faggot Follies I’ll find the money in my budget to eat fast food once a week to help pay for the legal bills!
Ok see I had this all nailed down and all set to go to autoload like last Saturday before noon right? Then Impish asks me if I saw the link he sent me because it had really pissed him off. I made the mistake of looking to see what got our so laid back he’s one heart beat a minute away from coma Dragon all riled up. HUGE mistake.
NOW I have to upgrade this to an official rant. Hang on, let me hang out the now more appropriate to this upgraded commentary shingle-
Obese 8 year old boy removed by child protective services
San Diego (CNN) — Is child obesity a form of child neglect?
Of course not. That’s ridiculous. But, it seems, the ridiculous is now standard operating procedure in the upside down world of the Department of Children and Family Services of Cuyahoga County in Ohio. In a case making headlines around the country, the agency recently decided that a Cleveland third grader should be taken from his mother and placed in foster care.
Was this an instance of child abuse? Apparently not. Was it an urgent situation that required this local government entity to immediately intervene and take the drastic step of separating a family? It doesn’t seem so.
In fact, county public defender Sam Amata told reporters that his office would challenge the removal because the boy was not in imminent danger.
Here’s the alleged abuse: The 8-year-old boy weighed more than 200 pounds, and officials essentially claimed that his mother was to blame for not doing enough to help her son lose weight. So they went into the home and took the child away. Just like that.
So, now apparently not ONLY do we have the City of San Francisco in all its alternate lifestyle wisdom deciding your fast food options for you because you are not responsible enough to decide what your child eats, the State of Ohio is dictating what you can feed your child, how much you can feed them and then taking him away if they do not approve of the diet you provide for him!
George Orwell’s greatest fears have arrived. 1984 has come to pass in 2011. Draconian Democratic/Liberal Big Brother-which apparently like the Billy goats Gruff in the fable come in three sizes, Local State and Federal will now dictate and decide all facets of your life right down to diet and procreation issues for you!
This only goes to serve as further proof of my strongly held belief that Child/Youth Services people (a favorite job of bleeding heart liberals) have WAY too much leeway and unsupervised discretionary power while being SERIOUSLY under supervised by the courts and governments. They make it a practice to grab at the SLIGHTEST provocation, never admit they were wrong, ask for judicial sanction from liberal judges later to in effect cover their action with tacit post deed approval and make parents out to be criminals and refuse to give kids back for unreasonable lengths of time claiming they are overworked, overloaded and it is their RESPONSIBILITY not only to make these mistakes (they call it “erring on the side of caution” but to then make the parents prove that are WORTHY and RESPOPNSIBLE parents before returning a wrongly taken child making the parents agree to allowing follow up visits and no notice inspections as a CONDITION of returning their child to them! This in spite of the fact that they were doing nothing wrong in the first damned place.
As Impish mentioned in Saturday’s issue we traded some Last Word & Parting Shot material and in the course of doing so and agreeing to use each others material we had a bit of a discussion exchange on the above bit , how I planned to use it in conjunction with the San Francesco bit and where I might take it from there. We frequently have these sort of exchanges behind the scenes (oft while I’m waiting to bail him out from his latest escapade) this is nothing new but this one was so good that rather than spend the time rewriting it I have simply edited it so that complete thoughts appear rather than the instant message bites it was in and offer it here as part of the commentary.
For those of you unfamiliar with how we post these discussions I appear in my normal green and Impish in his normal blue, complicated or rocket science it isn’t.
Here now is that discussion:
Lethal: going to leap from there and attack authority usurping teachers/ might have to upgrade this to a rant!
Lethal: Consider the democratic liberal teacher who gave your daughter that math problem which indicated it was ok for illegal’s to work if it was helping out his family or all the school systems they think they have authority over the actions of the kids 24/7 365 because a child is enrolled there. Attempt to censor what the students can do and say on the web on their own personal time what opinions and views they can express even AFTER their parents have signed off on what they are doing or saying in some cases.
Hair cuts, hair coloring, approving dress codes w/o parental input or worse yet IGNORING the overwhelming parental input in favor of their liberal agenda and indoctrination programs.
TEACHERS are often the ones making the judgments and calling DCYS in situations that have no basis for no decent reason other than something a many of these teachers are not even parents themselves so who & what gives them the right to be child rearing experts? Where did they get the training to be making these judgments on a competent basis?
impishdragon: The thing that I see that Mayhaps you are missing, my fine green friend, are the good teachers out there. The school system we are in has mostly really good teachers and I believe that is the rule, rather than the exception.
Lethal: Tis true BUT those good teachers are oft forced to follow policies and rules they do not agree with and know are wrong IF they value their jobs and wish NOT to be blackballed. Those rules and policies are often liberal set and I’m sorry ANY teacher who teaches the lesson that allowing illegal immigrants to work in violation of state and federal laws simply because your political philosophies do not agree with those laws is NOT a good teacher! Kids need to learn to follow rules and laws and not look to circumvent them. THAT is a LARGE part of the problem with young people today and a growing problem in our society as they age and become those in power. Just look at Barry/Obama a PRIME example!
impishdragon: True in and of itself, but I think that those school systems are in your more liberal (San Francisco) type areas.
Lethal: The previously cited liberal math lesson was taught in YOUR middle of nowhere Indiana school system! How far away from gay heaven in California are you? Your argument seems a little invalidated by your own experience.
impishdragon: Dude, I AGREE with you. I’m just cautioning you to make clear that there are an awful lot of really good teachers out there who do a mostly under paid thankless job.
The whole few bad apples thing as it applies to teachers was an automatic given with me. My Mother in Law is a teacher and I have heard first hand horror stories about the things that go on in the class rooms and what passes for teaching today.
The problem is there are more and more bad apples, fewer and fewer good teachers and more and more liberal packed school boards seeking to usurp your rights to educate your children by attempting to rule their lives 24/7 despite, and in blatant disregard for, your wishes under threat of denying them an education until both student and parent give up their rights and privacy to Big Brother. simply because liberals think they know better than you and there should be laws to force their view points on everyone. They are the political equivalent of the born again moral minority that thinks they have the right to dictate morals and values to everyone and demand we acquiesce to their overly sensitive view points.
Our form of government was NEVER conceived of by the founding fathers to be as intrusive into the lives of the people as it has become. The ONLY reason this is happening and has gotten to the extent of intrusion it has is because we ALLOW it to occur and do nothing about it.
“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out– because I was not a communist; Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out– because I was not a socialist; Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out– because I was not a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– because I was not a Jew; Then they came for me– and there was no one left to speak out for me.” is just one of many variations of a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
NO I am NOT “playing the Nazi card” here. The situation in the quote in my opinio9n simply hold a striking resemblance to the one we currently find out selves in over our personal right and privacy versus Big Brother. Any resemblance between liberals and goose stepping brain washed morons….well is purely of their own making and solely limited to that comparison.
Currently the hot debate is over states rights versus federal mandates. I think we need a similar debate of personal rights versus Orwellian laws, governmental agencies such as Child & Youth Services and over reaching unsupported by laws School systems! However I fear since they are already at the doors of most of our neighbors that we have waited FAR too long to have the discussion and make any need changes to protect our personal right to have our own children in a family environment where we get to chose their value sets, wardrobe and meal options.