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  • Ruth: Jeb Bush plays the grown-up card (Some of the worst writing you'll read this year)

    12/19/2014 10:55:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | December 19, 2014 | Daniel Ruth
    Nothing shakes up the political landscape more than the exciting arrival of a new, bold, spirited, youthful fresh face. And then there is Jeb Bush, 61, the Eddie Haskell of the Republican Party. Why that's a lovely dress you're wearing, Mrs. Koch. For a while there the former governor of Florida was flirting with being tagged as the GOP's version of an overly cautious, indecisive Democrat — Mario Cuomo 2.0 — as he mulled and ruminated and pondered and cogitated on whether he should run for president. Decisions, decisions. But this was about as big a mystery as wondering if...
  • High School: Islamic vocabulary lesson part of Common Core standards

    12/19/2014 3:23:37 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith. “It really caught me off guard,” a Farmville Central High School student who was in the class told me. “If we are not allowed to talk about any other religions in school – how is this appropriate?” The Islamic vocabulary worksheet was assigned to seniors. “I was reading it and it caught me off guard,” the student told me. “I just looked at it and knew something was not...
  • Turkey to Teach Muslim Discovery of America in Schools

    11/21/2014 8:56:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/21/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The USSR claimed to have invented absolutely everything. Soviet children were taught that everything from the locomotive to the airplane had been invented in Russia. Muslims can’t seem to stop jumping headlong into the same xenophobic delusional propaganda. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hit back at ridicule of his claim that Islamic explorers discovered the Americas three centuries before Columbus, accusing his Muslim critics of lacking “self-confidence”.In an aggressive rebuttal of the criticism heaped in some quarters on his comments, Erdogan also suggested that the purported “discovery” of the Americas by Muslims should be taught in schools.“A big...
  • Turkey's Erdogan: Muslims discovered Americas

    11/17/2014 12:41:00 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is claiming that Muslim sailors reached the Americas more than 300 years before explorer Christopher Columbus. Speaking Saturday at a gathering of Muslim leaders from Latin America, Erdogan said that contact between Islam and Latin America dates to the 12th century. "It is alleged that the American continent was discovered by Columbus in 1492," Erdogan said. "In fact, Muslim sailors reached the American continent 314 years before Columbus, in 1178."
  • Columbus Trying to Recruit the Chinese Emperor to Liberate Jerusalem and Stumbled on America

    07/08/2009 5:44:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 585+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 7-8-09
    Egyptian Writer Muhammad Ibrahim Mabrouk: Columbus Was Trying to Recruit the Chinese Emperor to the Liberation of Jerusalem When He Stumbled Upon America Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian writer Muhammad Ibrahim Mabrouk, which aired on Al-Majd TV on April 27, 2009.To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2167.htm. "Columbus Wanted to Liberate Jerusalem From the Muslims"Interviewer: "American society was not born and did not grow in the United States. It is a mixed society - a society of immigrants, of different nationalities. How can it be claimed that this society in its entirety was melted down...
  • Chinese map claims to back theory that China discovered America

    01/17/2006 5:00:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 53 replies · 1,092+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/17/06
    Chinese map collecter has found a copy of an ancient map he claims proves controversial theories that famed Chinese mariner Zheng He was the first person to discover America and circumnavigate the world. Liu Gang said the map supports the recent theories that Chinese discovered America before Christopher Columbus and charted parts of the world such as Antartica and northern Canada long before Western explorers. "The map shows us that Chinese discovered the world 70 years before Columbus," Liu said in a public unveiling of the chart. "The map tells us that Zheng He discovered the world." The map is...
  • PBS Previews: 1421: the year China discovered America?

    07/21/2004 10:00:24 AM PDT · by SteveH · 46 replies · 1,632+ views
    1421: THE YEAR CHINA DISCOVERED AMERICA? 1421: THE YEAR CHINA DISCOVERED AMERICA?, airing on PBS Wednesday, July 21, investigates a theory that could turn the conventional view of world history on its head: the startling possibility that a daring Chinese admiral, commanding the largest wooden armada ever built, reached America 71 years before Columbus. The documentary examines the mystery surrounding China's legendary Zheng He and the spectacular Ming fleet of treasure junks he commanded in the early 15th century. The special provides a history of the known journeys of Zheng He's fleet and an account of new information uncovered by...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood in American Schools

    11/29/2014 1:46:27 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 83 replies
    Barbwire.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Tim Brown
    The Muslim Brotherhood in American Schools "I am waging a Bloodless Revolution in America's Public Schools..." - Shabbir Mansuri (Founder and Director of the Council on Islamic Education) . Brigitte Gabriel spoke earlier this year at First Conservative Baptist Church and informed the people there that the Muslim Brotherhood is in the process of infiltrating American public schools, just as they have the United States federal government. Gabriel, author of two New York Times Best Sellers, Because They Hate and They Must Be Stopped, and founder of Act for America, said that she is passionate about the subject because it...
  • Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America

    11/25/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America By Julio Severo The president of Turkey has re-written history by claiming Muslim explorers, not Christopher Columbus, discovered America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said November 15 that Islamic sailors found the New World in 1178. He said, “Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus.” Turkey is the only Islamic nation in the NATO. His theory — which is supported only by Islamic historians — came to light in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of...
  • NATO ally's president: Muslims discovered America

    Some historians and political observers were surprised over the weekend when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said Muslims discovered the Americas more than 300 years before Christopher Columbus. But the Islamic leader was doing nothing more than stating publicly what Islamic historians have said, including some who believe Native Americans who spoke Arabic greeted Muslim adventurers hundreds of years before the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria sailed. Among those reporting Erdogan’s statement was the BBC, which noted his AK Party “is rooted in political Islam.” Erdogan said, “Muslim sailors arrived in America in 1178,” but...
  • The True Story of How Muhammad Discovered America

    11/17/2014 6:29:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-17-2014 | MOTUS
    actual photo h/t Blazing Cat FurIn eleven hundred and seventy eight Muhammad sailed through the Hormuz strait.He had three ships that left from Persia; Heading out and sailing further Than anyone had sailed before To land upon America’s shore. MOTUS, 2014And that, my friends, is the legend of how Muslims discovered America, 300 years before Columbus. And that’s great news, just in time for Thanksgiving! It means Western Imperialism is off the hook for stealing and raping the Indians’ land, brutally killing Native Americans with long guns and small pox and introducing everything from racism, sexism, anti-gay bigotry, and the class...
  • Erdogan: Muslims Discovered America

    11/15/2014 2:30:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 105 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus claimed the discovery in the name of Spain. "Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," the president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America. "Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast," Erdogan said. Erdogan said that Ankara was even...
  • Erdogan says Muslims, not Columbus, discovered Americas

    11/15/2014 9:45:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there. "Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," the conservative president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America. "Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast," Erdogan said.
  • Archeology: Evidence scant for ancient Muslims in America

    11/08/2014 10:50:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Columbus Post-Dispatch ^ | Saturday November 1, 2014 | Bradley Lepper
    Francaviglia does not dispute that Muslims could have beaten Columbus to the New World. They certainly possessed the technological expertise to have done so; but, so far, there is no reliable evidence that they did. There are, however, very good reasons for thinking that they didn't. Arab maps were the best in the world, but none of the existing early maps demonstrates any knowledge of the Americas. Arabs also were prolific writers. Francaviglia thinks it’s virtually impossible that Arab explorers discovered the Americas and made no mention of the fact. Why then is the supposed pre-Columbian Muslim discovery of America...
  • Greenfield: Goodbye Columbus, Goodbye America

    10/14/2013 4:48:41 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 25 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, October 13, 2013 Goodbye Columbus, Goodbye America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Columbus may have outfoxed the Spanish court and his rivals, but he is falling victim to the court of political correctness. The explorer who discovered America has become controversial because the very idea of America has become controversial. There are counter-historical claims put forward by Muslim and Chinese scholars claiming that they discovered America first. And there are mobs of fake indigenous activists on every campus to whom the old Italian is as much of a villain as the bearded Uncle Sam. Columbus...
  • US Textbooks: Muslims Discovered America

    01/22/2011 10:42:23 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 64 replies · 2+ views
    “This is a very disturbing video about how our high school students are being brainwashed by Moslems in favor of Islam because our textbook publishers, school principals and teachers do not have the knowledge about Islam to know what is true and what is false. The textbooks are loaded with false positive statements about Islam and false negative statements about Christianity and Judaism.”
  • (Hussein's) Likely Intel Pick: Muslims Were Here First ( Say what! )

    02/28/2009 11:39:48 AM PST · by kellynla · 41 replies · 1,640+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | February 25, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV, Israel – The Obama administration's reported pick for a top intelligence post once peddled a book to U.S. public schools that falsely claims Muslims inhabited North America far before European explorers. The book, funded by Saudi Arabia, also contains widely inaccurate anti-Israel Arab propaganda. Charles "Chas" Freeman, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War, is slated to head the National Intelligence Council, according to multiple reports. Yesterday, it came to light Freeman has financial ties to the infamous bin Laden family – including dealings he defended after Sept. 11, 2001. Freeman served as president...
  • Did Muslims Visit America Before Columbus?

    05/09/2006 9:55:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 154 replies · 3,248+ views
    History News Network ^ | 5/8/06 | Rebecca Fachner
    Is it possible that there were Muslims in the Americas before Columbus? Some claim that Muslims came to America hundreds of years before Columbus arrived in the New World. Are the claims true? Every elementary school student knows the story of Christopher Columbus; that he set sail from Spain and mistakenly discovered America in 1492, landing on an island in the Caribbean. Columbus encountered native inhabitants of this new world, and thinking that he had landed in India, he called them Indians. While many of the details have been mythologized or fabricated over the ensuing 500 years, Columbus’s expedition represents...
  • Of Course The Chinese Didn't Discover America. But Then Nor Did Columbus

    01/20/2006 8:18:53 AM PST · by blam · 69 replies · 1,521+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-20-2006 | Simon Jenkins
    Of course the Chinese didn't discover America. But then nor did Columbus A map supporting claims that the admiral Zheng He reached the New World in the early 15th century is plainly a hoax Simon Jenkins Friday January 20, 2006 The Guardian (UK) We all know that a lie goes halfway round the world while truth is putting on its boots. But what if the lie goes the whole way? What if it claims to circumnavigate the globe? Last week came purported evidence that the Chinese admiral Zheng He sailed his great fleet of junks round the world a century...
  • China map lays claim to Americas ( China Won't Stop at Taiwan?)

    01/14/2006 7:34:00 AM PST · by Candor7 · 98 replies · 1,814+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Friday, 13 January 2006, 13:23 GMT | BBC NEWS (general staff)
    China map lays claim to Americas The map clearly shows the Americas and Africa A map due to be unveiled in Beijing and London next week may lend weight to a theory a Chinese admiral discovered America before Christopher Columbus. The map, which shows North and South America, apparently states that it is a 1763 copy of another map made in 1418. If true, it could imply Chinese mariners discovered and mapped America decades before Columbus' 1492 arrival. The map, which is being dated to check it was made in 1763, faces a lot of scepticism from experts. Chinese characters...
  • Muslim Re-Education - coming soon to an elementary school near you

    10/20/2004 1:42:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 72 replies · 2,960+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/20/04 | Alexis Amory
    Coming soon to an elementary school near you: mandatory indoctrination in Islamic customs and practices. According to The Kansas City Star, third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in Herndon, Virginia, are to be given lessons in the three Rs: Reading, ‘Riting, and Ramadan. During this instruction, public school children will play act being Muslims, and, perhaps unwittingly, convert to Islam. Pupils from a nearby Muslim school will visit classes in the town’s public schools to educate their counterparts in Islam. They will be accompanied by something called “a multicultural trainer” named Afeefa Syeed. In Herndon, during this month of Ramadan (which began Friday),...
  • The Muslims who discovered America

    10/10/2002 10:40:55 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 79 replies · 8,365+ views
    WND ^ | 10.11.2002 | Joseph Farah
    In anticipation of Columbus Day, I've been educating myself on the Muslims who discovered America. You mean you didn't know that Muslims were in America before Columbus? You didn't know Muslim navigators took Columbus by the hand and led him to a little island in the Bahamas known as Guanahani, a settlement of Islamic Mandinkas from Africa? You hadn't heard about the Muslims from both Spain and West Africa who sailed to America at least five centuries before Columbus? Yes, this is the new uni-cultural rage with the U.S. Muslim community. There are seminars in major cities and mosques all...
  • Your children may learn that Muslims discovered America

    04/16/2004 7:29:42 AM PDT · by veronica · 63 replies · 413+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-16-04 | Ed Lasky
    Your children may learn that Muslims discovered AmericaApril 16th, 2004 A Native American tribe has forced distributors of an Arab studies guide for American teachers to remove an inaccurate and absurd passage that Muslim explorers preceded Columbus to North America, and eventually became Algonquin chiefs named Abdul-Rahim and Abdallah Ibn Malik! The Middle East Policy Council, a Washington advocacy group that promotes this curriculum to school districts in 155 U.S. cities have apparently been somewhat unresponsive and dismissive of complaints. Ridiculous as this example is, it is illustrative of a far more disturbing development: the placement of propaganda in our schools by...
  • Jeb Bush Must Explain His Support For Common Core

    12/18/2014 3:39:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Election 2016: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush embraces one-size-fits-all national education standards that would turn schools into re-education camps for the left. His decision could cause trouble with GOP primary voters. As is the tradition these days, Jeb Bush, brother of one former president and son of another, has announced via social media that he is preparing to run for president, setting the stage for another Bush-Clinton contest in 2016 should former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton get the Democratic nomination. To be the Republican nominee, Bush must run a gauntlet of primaries where he'll need to persuade Tea Party...
  • 'It Stinks': 10-Year-Old Says Common Core Is 'Nonsense'

    12/17/2014 6:05:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | December 17, 2014
    10-year-old Elizabeth Blaine dropped the mic at a Montclair, New Jersey, school board meeting Monday night, sharing her support for a policy that lets parents opt out their children from taking the Common Core test, also known as PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers). "I love to read. I love to write. I love to do math. But I don’t love the PARCC. Why? Because it stinks," Elizabeth said. "This is crazy!" she continued. "I am one of the most gifted students in my grade (or so my mom says) and I have not...
  • WALL STREET JOURNAL TO JEB: DON'T BUDGE ON AMNESTY, COMMON CORE

    12/17/2014 3:00:59 PM PST · by Bratch · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 17, 2014 | Tony Lee
    The pro-amnesty and open borders Wall Street Journal wants former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to not back down on Common Core and amnesty, the two issues that may represent the greatest divide between the bipartisan political class and Main Street. The Journal, which Bush has hailed as his "paper of record," argued that Bush was right when he recently said during a Journal event that a Republican must be willing to "lose the primary to win the general" election."Mr. Bush’s two main political liabilities in the primaries are said to be his support for immigration and for Common Core education standards," the Journal opined. "Neither is...
  • BREAKING: Jeb Bush is formally exploring 2016 White House bid

    12/16/2014 7:55:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 169 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Jeb Bush is exploring a 2016 presidential bid. The former Florida governor said in a post on Facebook Tuesday that over the Thanksgiving holiday there was a lot of discussion about the future of the nation. “As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States,” Mr. Bush said. Mr. Bush said he plans to establish a Leader PAC next month to “help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical...
  • Ford Foundation pours millions into net neutrality to guarantee billion-dollar investments

    12/15/2014 4:13:03 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Watchdog ^ | December 15, 2014 | Josh Peterson and Yaël Ossowski
    In addition to major telecommunications firms aiming to influence the public debate on net neutrality, there’s the Ford Foundation, the second-largest private foundation in the world. “If you are a foundation for justice in the world, and you don’t understand that the Internet is going to be a major battleground in this century, and you’re not engaged in that fight and supporting people who are concerned about access and security, you’re going to be left out of one of the most important justice issues of the day,” Foundation President Darren Walker told the Council on Foreign Relations this summer. “And...
  • Grover Norquist, then and now on "washed up" Jeb Bush

    12/12/2014 1:39:33 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Adam Smith
    The Wall Street Journal's Beth Reinhard chatted with Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist about Jeb Bush's refusal to sign Norquiest's pledge never to raise taxes and his comments a few years ago that he could support a deficit reduction deal that entailed $1 in tax increases to every $10 in spending cuts: ....Mr. Norquist said the 2012 hearing came at a time when “Republicans were all holding out on not raising taxes, and he was a guy from Florida, a former, washed-up politician from Florida not involved in that fight…and he jumps in says, ‘I’d raise taxes.’ You’re either...
  • Common Core Curtailed in Colorado

    12/12/2014 7:08:07 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 11, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Thus, no matter how full-throated the endorsements of Common Core by such worthies as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the parents go marching on. “Colorado Springs School District 11 struck a blow against the Common Core by voting to remove the majority of its students from the new, mandatory standardized tests,” Chris Neal wrote in School Reform News this month. “District 11, which has nearly 30, 000 students, announced it plans to randomly test the minimum number of students needed to meet the federal requirement, allowing the rest to opt...
  • Our View | Jeb Bush: true conservative

    12/10/2014 10:35:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Longboat Key Observer ^ | December 10, 2014 | Staff
    Is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush too moderate for the Republican Party? That is all the talk. But here’s a surprise: Adam C. Smith, political editor of the liberal Tampa Bay Times, authored this piece last Friday refuting with evidence that Bush as governor was “arch-conservative” and far from a “moderate squish.” — Ed. Respected Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley told the Washington Examiner recently that Jeb Bush is the latest in a line of Bushes who oppose Reaganism. Radio host Mark Levin has dismissed Florida’s former governor as “a very good moderate Democrat,” while pioneering conservative activist Richard Viguerie...
  • Osceola Co. teachers resign en masse over Common Core demands

    12/09/2014 2:32:21 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    WFTV ^ | 12/9/2014 | WFTV
    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — More than 20 teachers have resigned or decided to retire from the Osceola County School District in just the past month -- and the district already had a shortage with more than 50 vacant teaching jobs. The teachers’ union told Channel 9’s Deneige Broom that some of them quit because they're fed up with standardized testing. At Kissimmee Elementary, they need to fill two spots. At the nearby middle school, three spots are open.
  • Mathematically Challenged Core

    12/08/2014 7:06:44 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 6, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The roster of actual mathematicians taking issue with the math in Common Core grows. “In mathematics, mastery of several calculation skills is delayed by one or two grade levels when compared with the standards recommended by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (NMAP),” David V. Anderson writes in Replacing Common Core With Proven Standards of Excellence, a study published by the Heartland Institute. “Common Core specifies only three years of high school mathematics, compared to the traditional four years of instruction recommended by NMAP.” Anderson is a retired research physicist and fellow of the American Physical Society who has taught high...
  • Bobby Jindal hates on Common Core on Fox News (Their headline)

    12/07/2014 4:40:27 PM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | December 7, 2014 | Danielle Dreilinger
    Gov. Bobby Jindal continued his attack on the Common Core academic standards Sunday in an appearance on Fox News. Jindal has sued the federal government, saying the mathematics and English benchmarks are tantamount to a national curriculum and illegally infringe on state sovereignty. "This is a violation to the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Existing federal law says that the federal government shouldn't make curriculum decisions," he told host Chris Wallace Sunday. snip
  • Critics say Common Core includes collecting psych data on kids

    12/06/2014 10:34:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    foxnews ^ | Dec. 7, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A little-known aspect of Common Core should have students worried about what goes on the dreaded "permanent record," say critics of the national education standard. Parents in Pennsylvania have written outgoing Gov. Tom Corbett to demand a moratorium on the collection of what they describe as sensitive and personal information on students, which they say is part of a federal database to track the development of every child. And education activists around the nation say it is part and parcel of the controversial campaign to impose a uniform, national standard for math and English. “This follows them from the cradle...
  • How the 17th Amendment is destroying America

    12/04/2014 6:37:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | December 4, 2014 | Justin Haskins
    Few Americans who entered polling booths for the Nov. 4 election and pulled the lever for their favorite candidate for Senate realize that for most of American history, senators were chosen by the state legislatures. It wasn’t until 1913 that the 17thAmendment was passed, granting American voters the constitutional right of directly electing their senators.While this important amendment may seem innocuous, the reality is that few other changes to our Constitution have had the same detrimental effect on our nation than this single, nearly forgotten alteration.The passage of the 17th Amendment was driven largely by the populist movement of the...
  • Jeb girds for battle with base

    12/03/2014 4:34:47 AM PST · by maggief · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Jeb Bush is steeling for a fight with the GOP’s conservative base, signaling he will not bend from his centrist positions on immigration and Common Core education standards in 2016 — even if it costs him support with grassroots conservatives. In what could be read as a swipe at 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Bush told a Washington audience this week that “no one really knows” if a presidential candidate can survive the primaries without sacrificing his core principles because “it hasn’t been tried recently.” The former governor of Florida also told the CEO Council forum sponsored by The...
  • The new GOP divide: 2016 Republicans disagree on NSA surveillance, gay marriage and Common Core

    12/02/2014 1:36:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/02/2014 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    Two years ago, Bobby Jindal was pushing a state law to adapt national curriculum standards to local schools; today, not only is the Louisiana governor suing the federal government to stop Common Core — or “ObamaCore,” as many Republicans have taken to calling it — but most prospective Republican presidential candidates, except Jeb Bush, have reversed themselves. Likewise, two years ago, almost all GOP leaders were unified against gay marriage, supportive of most surveillance tactics designed to prevent terrorism attacks, opposed to a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and unwilling to accept any aspects of the Affordable Care Act....
  • Jeb Bush: Republicans Don't Need Conservatives to Win White House, Should Not Defund Exec Amnesty

    12/02/2014 4:13:39 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 191 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 2, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Even though moderate Republican candidates lose presidential elections without the conservative base (see: George H.W. Bush '92, Bob Dole '96, John McCain '08, Mitt Romney '12), former Florida Governor and potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush thinks conservatives are not needed to win the White House. Bush believes that a presidential candidate who is "willing to lose the primary to win the general" has the best shot at the White House. *snip* Should Bush run, his embrace of comprehensive amnesty legislation and Common Core will put him at odds with conservative voters in the early primary states.
  • Chinese-American Mom Says Common Core Is Just Like Education in Communist China

    12/01/2014 8:49:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Nov. 30, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    "Do you just want your kids to be test machines and cheap workers for corporations?"Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, testified before the Colorado State Board of Education that Common Core was similar to the education she received growing up in Mao’s Communist China. “Common Core, in my eyes, is the same as the Communist core I once saw in China,” Williams said. “I grew up under Mao’s regime and we had the Communist-dominated education — nationalized testing, nationalized curriculum, and nationalized indoctrination.” In a post at FreedomWorks, Williams wrote about her experience with the Chinese education system: Our...
  • Who is the real public enemy, Ray Rice or David Coleman?

    11/29/2014 5:06:26 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    Right Side news ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [Summary; Ray Rice made a mess of his life. Arguably, David Coleman is making a mess of American education.]....Early morning hours. They got drunk and had a fight. She spit on him and hit him. He hit her back. She was unconscious on the floor. A punch or a slap? Too drunk to stand up? Initially, the event was treated as a trivial physical altercation. A month later they got married. Next, Rice was indicted on a third-degree assault charge and accepted into a first offender’s program. Now the wife was saying, please leave us alone and stop talking about...
  • US Mum Bucks Muslim Propaganda in School

    11/24/2014 3:34:54 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 24 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Islamic supremacism is taught in American public schools, one of which is Porter Ridge High School in Union County, North Carolina. A ninth-grade world-history teacher assigned an in-class worksheet about Islam which the pupils had to fill in with the "correct" answers (the worksheet's first part is in the above picture). FALSITIES TAUGHT AT SCHOOL Some of those answers were that Islam is a peaceful religion, Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world and most Muslims' faith is stronger than the average Christian. Islamic Scriptures and history are testament to the fact that the exact opposite of the...
  • Oklahoma’s education waiver reinstated

    11/24/2014 5:21:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 6:12 PM EST | Tim Talley
    The federal government has restored Oklahoma’s flexibility to decide how to use $29 million in public school funding, state officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Education had withdrawn Oklahoma’s waiver from portions of the No Child Left Behind Act in August, after legislators dropped Common Core guidelines that would have been in place for the current school year. Replacement guidelines—the ones in place before Common Core—weren’t certified until October as being capable of making high school graduates ready for college or the workplace. …
  • E.J. Dionne: Bush offers best hope for Republicans

    11/22/2014 10:19:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | November 23, 2014 | E.J. Dionne
    President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in U.S. politics over the next two years will be inside the Republican Party. And the person who can play a decisive role in that battle is Jeb Bush. Yes, Democrats have their own divides, usually described as differences between their populist and Wall Street camps. Still, there is broad agreement inside the party, even among most of its Wall Streeters, that wage stagnation and economic inequality are major problems for the country and that Democrats need to make dealing...
  • Jeb Bush: Debate on Common Core 'troubling'

    11/20/2014 3:26:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | November 20, 2014 | Caitlin Emma
    Potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush stood before a packed hall Thursday morning and rallied his education troops, encouraging the crowd to keep fighting the “government-run, unionized and politicized monopolies who trap good teachers, administrators and struggling students in a system nobody can escape.”Addressing a national summit hosted by his group, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Bush stuck to education in his keynote address. But his speech drew national media attention, reflective of a country hanging on his every word, eager to grasp onto any shred of his political ambitions. He once again defended the Common Core, which has...
  • Jeb Bush digs heels in on Common Core because civil rights and stuff (Boy, is he ludicrous!)

    11/20/2014 9:26:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 20, 2104 | Staff
    Bored 3L @anythingbutdem Follow Jeb doubling down on #CommonCore? Seems there's another Bush needing a lesson on #federalism... 9:32 AM - 20 Nov 2014 Sigh. So, Jeb Bush continues to dig his heels in on Common Core. This happened on Thursday morning: Troy Kinsey @TroyKinsey Follow In his education summit keynote today, @JebBush will take on critics: "the debate over the Common Core State Standards has been troubling."
  • School Handout: 'The Government Gives Us Rights' "[G]ive your loyalty to the U.S. government."

    11/20/2014 8:38:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/20/14 | Trey Sanchez
    A well-circulated school handout is teaching children that rights are given to citizens not by their Creator, but by their government. The author of the handout, Phyllis Naegeli, writes educational (used loosely) materials for elementary school-aged children. Her lesson Being a Good Citizen, found on EdHelper.com, states the following: When you are a citizen you have rights. Rights are special privileges the government gives you. In our country, you have free speech. You are also given the right to choose a religion. Because the government gives us rights, we have the duty to be good citizens. The writing, which dates...
  • Dad slams school lesson that teaches 2nd graders ‘government gives us rights’

    11/19/2014 9:33:30 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    EAG News ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    FAIRFIELD, Ohio – According to a citizenship lesson for 8-year-olds, rights are given to Americans by their government. Parent Andrew Washburn posted a picture on Facebook of a handout titled “Being a Good Citizen” by Phyllis Naegeli. “So Emma brought home a very interesting handout from school the other day. So informative! I didn’t know that our rights come from the government! Thank you, government!” he sarcastically wrote. “And thank you, Fairfield (City School District), for teaching my eight year old daughter all about her rights!” he added. Washburn tells EAGnews his daughter attends Fairfield North Elementary in the Butler...
  • Common Core Co-Author Admits He Wrote Curriculum to End “White Privilege”

    11/16/2014 3:11:09 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/6/14 | Dean Garrison
    According to Onan Coca, "Dr. David Pook is a professor at Granite State College in Manchester, New Hampshire. He's also the chair of the History Department and one of the authors of the Common Core standards. He was a guest at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics when he opened up on his reasons for participating in the creation of the Common Core standards." So what were his reasons? You are about to learn the motivation behind Common Core through one of its authors. The truth is, not surprisingly to some, that Common Core is very racist and very political....
  • Teachable Moment on Israel

    11/14/2014 6:45:46 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 13, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A pair of activists in the state of Washington are promoting an anti-Israel curriculum that high school social studies teachers are considering adopting. Ed Mast and Linda Bevis, of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, have developed “The Palestine Teaching Trunk.” Bevis gave a presentation on it in October at the Washington State Council for the Social Studies annual meeting, Edward Alexander reported in The Weekly Standard on November 10, 2014. “In 1967, Israel seized control of the West Bank and Gaza from Egypt and Jordan,” the “Teaching Trunk curriculum reads. “Israel instituted a military occupation in Gaza and the West Bank—which...