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  • The Woodrow Wilson school of thought in matters of judicial activism

    05/26/2012 7:51:11 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    In "Constitutional government in the United States", Woodrow Wilson wrote the following: (Page 167) The weightiest import of the matter is seen only when it is remembered that the courts are the instruments of the nation's growth, and that the way in which they serve that use will have much to do with the integrity of every national process. If they determine what powers are to be exercised under the Constitution, they by the same token determine also the adequacy of the Constitution in respect of the needs and interests of the nation; our conscience in matters of law and...
  • Will Student Loans Cause an Economic Armageddon? (student loan growing faster than housing bubble)

    05/25/2012 9:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Lifeboat Foundation ^ | 05/24/2012 | Jake Mann
    In 2006, the underpinnings of the American financial system began to crack from a speculative bubble in the country’s housing market. Fueled by irrational exuberance in which homeowners believed their home prices would rise forever, this was made worse by Main Street and Wall Street, both of whom repackaged mortgage loans for sale to everyday investors through a process called securitization. That’s right, this was a multipronged problem, not the hell-bent desires of a few financial fat cats, as Occupy Wall Street would have you believe. When the bubble burst and home prices began to decline, this not only hurt...
  • Adventures in Politicking I : A Presidents Job

    05/24/2012 9:04:52 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 24, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    * By: Larry Walker, Jr. *In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever. ~ Oscar Wilde *According to Barack Obama, the job of the President of the United States is to make sure everyone has a fair shot." However, according to Article II (Sections 1 3) of the United States Constitution, in which the job of the President is officially and clearly outlined, nowhere do we find such 'verbage'. Therefore, it is unnecessary to try to figure out whos included or excluded in 'everyone', and how fair a shot must be before...
  • Progressivism: The purpose of colleges it to indoctrinate and manipulate

    05/24/2012 12:51:21 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    The following words are attributed to Woodrow Wilson in 1909: (14th quote down) The purpose of a university should be to make a son as unlike his father as possible. By the time a man has grown old enough to have a son in college he has specialized. The university should generalize the treatment of its undergraduates, should struggle to put them in touch with every force of life. This is important, for several reasons. He's making clear the progressive point of view about universities - they're not really there to educate people with meaningful and substantive information(although, some of...
  • GOP's 'No' Votes On School Choice Defend Their Decisions

    05/24/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Legislative candidates fill out a lot of questionnaires from interest groups in election years. Some stick with their answers if they are elected; others flip flop when it comes time for an actual vote, which doesn't sit well with the groups that asked the questions, or with voters who want elected officials to stay true to their word. In 2010, the Great Lakes Education Project, a pro-schools of choice group, asked prospective legislators about increasing or eliminating the cap on charter schools in Michigan, but when a vote was taken, some Republican legislators voted contrary to how they answered the...
  • Memorial Day, Gettysburg, and Amos Humiston

    05/24/2012 8:46:16 AM PDT · by NEWwoman ^ | May 23, 2012 | smithsk
    Humiston Children Memorial Day had its genesis in the Civil War. First known as Decoration Day, the holiday began by commemorating fallen Union soldiers. The event was inspired by how the Southern States had honored their dead, decorating Confederate graves, usually in the time frame of April through June. The first observance in the North was May 30, 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery as well as other cemeteries in the Northern States. But after World War I, the North and South agreed on the same date (May 30th). And Decoration Day was extended to all men and women, who...
  • We are the 4%

    05/23/2012 6:21:03 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 2 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 05/23/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    This young man is the 4%. He is the one who proves the American dream is real. And by the way: you 99% OWS-ers are a bunch of whiny, lazy, good for nothing brats who rightfully deserve to remain poor and stupid for the rest of your miserable lives.
  • Media Blackout As Obama Appoints First Ever Assassination Czar

    05/23/2012 5:27:26 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 34 replies ^ | 5.23.12 | Alexander Higgins
    Corporate news blackout as Obama designates John Brennan as the sole person in charge of designating people to be assassinated. John Brennan, Obamas chief counterterrorism advisor was a name that you did not see on the Mainstream media today as the continue to run stories that serve to distract the masses from stories that matter. Most recently he publicly spoke about the drone program calling it moral and ethical and just. According to reports from the Associated Press, John Brennan has now seized the lead in choosing who will be targeted for drone attacks and raids and Obama has delegated...
  • Stalking the Blogosphere BlogBurst Friday for Free Speech

    05/23/2012 5:07:08 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies ^ | 5.23.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Join Us For: BlogBurst Friday to Target a Terrorist In honor of those protesting the terrorism of Stacy McCain/Aaron Walker/Patterico/Liberty Chick by the Speedway In the 11 years I have been blogging, I have had numerous death threats. But they are nothing compared to what Stacey McCain at The Other McCain is going through. I have watched good friends like Michelle Malkin and other bloggers be threatened, stalked and terrorized mercilessly by the left. They have had to move multiple times, hire private security and fear for their lives and their families simply because they dared to speak the...
  • Why do newspapers have a sports section?

    05/23/2012 10:02:44 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 31 replies
    If you thought to yourself "because it brings in revenue" you'd be correct in a modern sense. But that answer is so overly generic as to be potentially meaningless, because it doesn't get to the root of the question. Why newspapers have sports sections is explained in a study done a century ago of newspapers, done by Will Irwin in his "The American Newspaper". Part 1, "The Power of the Press" explains the following: On the other extreme, the yellow journals a few years ago, put some of their best cartoonists and cleverest writers into the sporting department. This created...
  • Expensive Janitorial Contract Forces Cuts

    05/22/2012 8:28:35 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/21/2012 | Tom Gantert
    While the state of Michigan was facing a $1.5 billion deficit in 2009, the Ortonville-Brandon Public School Board of Education signed a four-year deal with its custodians and maintenance people that would pay for 90 percent of their health care premiums. The family plan for the luxurious MESSA health plan cost $17,171 in 2010 or about $2,000 less than what it could have cost the district to pay the salary of a new custodian. The four-year contract meant that Gov. Rick Snyder's education reform law that says public employees have to pay 20 percent of their health care premium couldn't...
  • Ohio Judge Permits Student To Wear "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" Whenever He Wants.And Pays Him.

    05/22/2012 6:39:57 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 10 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/22/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    As usual, the Waynesville, Ohio public school had to back down against the powerful gay Lamda Legal organization which lawyered up for a gay student who wanted to wear a "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" tee shirt in school. Well, the student, not knowing much about Jesus to begin with, should have understood that Jesus fears nothing, but he will judge many things, such as adultery, homosexuality, etc. if there is no repentance. I asked the Ohio judge, who made the decision, if a student could be allowed to wear a shirt saying, "God Judged Sodom and Gomorrah." The said...
  • Obama daughters' school hit with prank email about sex, contraception

    05/22/2012 2:25:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    The upscale Washington private school that counts Sasha and Malia Obama among its students was hit Tuesday with a prank email advising parents that, among other things, their children would receive "a voucher that may be redeemed for their choice of contraception" at the prom this year. Washingtonian magazine broke the news of the fake message, which purported to be a missive sent from the Sidwell Friends School administration. It is unclear how many families at the Quaker day school received the message, which was addressed to "Parents of the Sidwell Friends School Community." Contacted by Yahoo News, the school...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown and the budget: deceiver or inept?

    05/22/2012 9:59:16 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 6 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown promised not to follow the lead of his predecessors, to right the ship of state and to make the hard decisions in order to get the state budget into shape. How did that work out? As economist Thomas Sowell says, The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy them, and only in the short run. But maybe thats not the full explanation. There seems ample evidence that maybe Browns truthful,...
  • <b>THEE 2012 Campaign Speech!</b> Ronald Reagan's 2012 Address Speech!

    05/21/2012 10:34:57 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 6 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | December 26, 2011 | Paul Williams
    This video is the quintessential 2012 campaign speech. If every Republican, from Romney to dog catcher, would use this video as their primary campaign ad, they would win in a landslide. Reagan's principles are conservative principles. His, and ours, will live forever as long as everyone is educated about basic conservative ideas. The video is on you tube here: Ronald Reagan's 2012 Address Speech - "We Can Overcome The Injuries Done By Obama!" View it and pass it on!
  • Study: The power of the press is the power to omit and shape public opinion

    05/21/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    I never cease to be amazed by the things I find by digging around in old progressive-era publications. At one point, they examined themselves and their own newspaper establishments.(All 15 segments) I would be shocked if anything like this were published today, with this level of candor. But 100 years ago the progressives thought they owned America lock, stock, and barrel. The primary author of the study was Will Irwin, who is still remembered to this day for this series of news articles - it's significant enough to have it's own section within Irwin's Wikipedia entry. In reading part 1...
  • Public Schools Aren't About Academics Anymore

    05/21/2012 5:27:03 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 47 replies ^ | 5/17/12 | Tony Caruso
    If you want to know what really goes on in our public schools, go to a teacher-of-the-year banquet. Here you will see why schools aren't about academics anymore. Educators will never admit it openly, but an event like this reveals so much that outsiders never get to see.
  • The Fairy's Mistake's Mistake

    05/20/2012 6:51:56 PM PDT · by AndreaClark · 2 replies ^ | 18 May 2012 | Andrea Clark
    Today, Im going to use economics to dissect The Fairys Mistake by Gail Carson Levine: 87 short pages that can be read in an hour. Levine writes charming fairy tales. Ella Enchanted, probably her most famous, is about how the use of power leads to unintended consequences, and why liberty is to be desired above all else but requires hard work and bravery to attain. The Fairys Mistake is also about unintended consequences.
  • Has Your County Health Department Infringed the Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment?

    05/20/2012 8:32:28 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies ^ | 5.16.12 | Sally Kerwood and Jason Mihalick
    In our county thats exactly the question we are pondering and now researching after the Knox County 912 Patriots recently hosted an information session on an upcoming November Knox County health levy. The featured speakers at the information session were the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) Commissioner and Public Information Officer (PIO). In 2011, according to a handout from the KCHD, the department spent nearly $3 million ($2,983,295 to be exact) and took in just over $2.9 million ($2,908,269) for a shortfall of approximately $75 thousand. Sounds like they need to make a some cuts, right? Oh no,...
  • Obama and Warren, the fabulists - rottenness at the heart of academia, the media and govt

    05/20/2012 1:50:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    ......I've often thought that God has a particularly acerbic wit. After all, FriedrichNietzsche, who famously proclaimed God is Dead, badly wanted to be known as a famous writer. He was granted his wish -after he became too insane to enjoy his fame. Obama seems to have wanted to become an uber-celebritycumpolitician in the worst possible way. How fitting it would be if presides over the bankruptcy of both systems. ..fabulists rising to some of the most esteemed positions in our society have potential impact far beyond what people suspect. They lay bare a rottenness at the heart of academia, the...
  • Obama White House Exposed: Its Intertwined Similarity to the Third Reich!

    05/19/2012 5:24:52 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies ^ | May 19th, 2012 | Jay Loeffers
    Hello everyone I know its been a while since I have written an article. Ive been doing a very large research project which I just now finished. This article might get me in trouble, but thats fine by me, bring it! I have been reading the history of both the Third Reich and Obamas history. Unlike all of the sheeple and Obamanauts out there, I will not hold back. I will be honest and forthright with you. This is not going to be pretty folks. The profile of Hitler and Obama are so similar, its frigging scary and their paths...
  • Prepare for War? ALERT Republican-Led House Votes to ALLOW Military Action Against Iran

    05/19/2012 5:07:13 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    theintelhub .com ^ | May 19, 2012 | Staff
    The Republican led House has voted to allow U.S. military action against Iran if the regime threatens the U.S. or its allies (Israel) with nuclear weapons. According to a section of the National Defense Authorization Act, it shall be the policy of the United States to take all necessary measures, including military action if required, to prevent Iran from threatening the United States, its allies or Irans neighbors with a nuclear weapon, reported Raw Story. The use of the word threaten literally makes it possible for the U.S. to attack Iran whenever they please by simply claiming that they were...
  • The Fiction of Barack Obama

    05/19/2012 1:52:19 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies ^ | 5.19.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Everything about Barack Obama is an enormous tapestry of lies woven from interlocking fictions spun from false narrative threads, wrapping and obscuring a dark, poisonous web of malice. An agenda concocted from the depths of Morhdor and wickedly implemented. Given, he is a robber baron politician, worthy of designer torches and gold-plated pitchforks, his deceptions are much worse than surface glitter. They go all the way back to his beginnings, when he was selected for his political sainthood. An agenda to bring change to America, do away with the Constitution and bring totalitarian rule to the US, enforced with an...
  • What is Wrong with Socialism?

    05/19/2012 11:44:48 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 17 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | May 17, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    The American Dream used to mean an opportunity to achieve success through hard work, rather than being promised a free ride at others expense. Those of us who respect the former, rather than believe in the latter, have an instinctive disdain for socialism.But mention anything untoward about socialist ideals in polite society nowadays, and one is likely to be greeted with the reply:What is wrong with Socialism?Socialism is a necessarily totalitarian ideology that seeks to synthesize the political, economic, social, and private life of individuals and places control over it all in the state. Indeed, capitalism makes the separation of...
  • Early Freeper Graduates From College Today

    05/18/2012 7:16:32 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 5 replies
    personal experience ~ I was there and saw it happen | may 18, 2012 | muawiyah
    Remember "March for Justice," broadcast live on Halloween 1998? My sons and I went to the March for Justice and we brought along several of their friends. All of them are today reliable Republican voters. One of the young men is of Thai heritage and he was mightily impressed with the Freepers that day. When he was about 12 he started a two year stint as a child monk in Bangkok ~ by the time he was a senior in high school he had some problems getting the grades needed to graduate so I elected to help him ~ to...
  • Rita Ashley TX SBOE Candidate Lied. Votes Democrat & Not Living in District in race VS David Bradley

    05/18/2012 2:54:12 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 1 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican Newa ^ | 5/17/12 | David Bellow
    Attention Texas Conservatives: All Conservative State Board of Education members are under attack by liberals and moderates in this Texas Primary Election 2012. We MUST fight back. The following article is just one example of the deception and attacks that conservative SBOE members are facing. Is there something in the water over here? This is the second article I have written this week about a southeast Texas candidate lying. Just a couple of days ago, I posted this story: Please DON'T Re-elect Mike Hamilton He LIED to us! - Vote FOR James White State Representative - Early Vote NOW -...
  • Why would anyone object to subsidizing this kind of education?

    05/17/2012 11:03:27 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum
    Public education is something best done privately. Then you can pay for what you get and if you dont get what you pay for, get your money back. But public education doesnt work that way. You get what you get, and you keep paying and paying. And the process not only turns out what it turns out (sigh), but it engenders attitudes like the Harford Courant recently reported...
  • Hey Mr. Wilson: Your tribal theory of religion is a lot of bunk!

    05/17/2012 8:48:15 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 17, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Cardinal Newman Society Blog is reporting that: "DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in America, has invited one of the foremost population control advocates who once called Christianity the most dangerous of devotions to speak at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and College of Science and Health commencement ceremony. E.O. Wilson, a Harvard professor and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize who once called humans an environmental abnormality, is scheduled to speak at DePaul Universitys commencement on June 10th. He is one of a number of prominent people who will be speaking on campus that day....
  • MontCo lawmakers criticize schools for using surplus on pay

    05/17/2012 8:30:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2012 | Rachel Baye
    Members of the Montgomery County Council on Wednesday criticized the county school board's decision to spend a budget surplus on employee compensation rather than shrinking classroom size. "The decision last year to use the surplus in their health insurance account to avoid ... an increase in the employee share of health insurance premiums ... that's a choice that I would highlight as an example where they could have reduced class size but instead they chose to keep their employee benefits better than other employees'," said Councilman George Leventhal, D-at large. Montgomery County Public Schools expects to have $32.3 million in...
  • Censorship Of The Left

    05/17/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg ^ | May 16, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A friend of Accuracy in Academia has been fired from her correspondents post at the Chronicle of Higher Education for daring to criticize the field of Black Studies. Seriously, folks, there are legitimate debates about the problems that plague the black community from high incarceration rates to low graduation rates to high out-of-wedlock birth rates, Naomi Schaefer Riley wrote on the Chronicle blog. But its clear that theyre not happening in black-studies departments. Specifically, she took issue with a quintet of these profiled in the Chronicle. If these young scholars are the future of the discipline, I think they...
  • See No Shariah

    05/17/2012 8:05:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 14, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The educational elite still remains unmoved by the prospect of radical Islamic Shariah law even as manifestations of it pop up in the United States. For example, recently, Middle East experts from the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment, along with two graduate students, agreed that in dealing with Islamic states, the U. S. should ignore Shariah but hold the nations to universal standards such as respect for women. United States policy should not pass judgment on Shariah, Eric Trager, a doctoral candidate from the University of Pennsylvania, said at the May 7, 2012 conference at the Reserve Officers Association....
  • A Censored Race War

    05/17/2012 8:01:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 15, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work that might sound like news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper. But it wasnt. The OReilly Factor on Fox News Channel was the first major television program to report this incident. Yet this story is not just a Norfolk story, either in what happened or in how the media and the authorities have tried to sweep...
  • Teacher Made Over $80K Per Year, Retires With a Pension of Over $40K Claims 'Violation of Trust'

    05/17/2012 7:06:20 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/15/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Does a teacher who made $81,000 before retiring to a $41,400 a-year-pension have a valid complaint that she wasnt paid enough? That was the focus of a recent story in The Bridge, The Center For Michigans news site, in which former Royal Oak teacher Kathy Kapera was featured. The article said that Kapera thought the lucrative retirement benefits teachers receive would make up for the relative lack of financial compensation she would earn as a teacher. The article didnt give Kaperas salary other than stating what she earned in 1976 when she first started as a teacher. The article didnt...
  • The minimum wage and eugenics, 2

    05/16/2012 7:48:03 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    Continuing what I wrote yesterday, Alfred Benedict Wolfe, a professor at Oberlin college, wrote the following: (Page 278) But if you wish to reduce the marriage rate, give young women economic independence, so that they will not be tempted to marry simply to escape long hours of hard work at low pay, which has to be turned into the family coffers. Progressive contempt for the family unit goes back well over a century. Wrapped up in discussions of eugenics and the minimum wage is this. He's only speaking theoretically, but these people have known for a long time that the...
  • Californias revised budget by any other name still is horrid

    05/14/2012 4:02:34 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    Over the weekend, we received an email complaining about something we must have written about Gov. Jerry Brown and his budgeting schenanigans. It came from someone who apparently has an iPhone and identifies himself as Jerry Brown. Who knows? Any way, the writers complaint with this writer was thus: Check out the massive budget reductions, government realignment, reorganization and solid pension reform. And dont forget that the most affluent have taken 80% of the growth in income in recent years. And how about JP Morgan blowing $2 billion after lobbying against regs that would have protected its shareholders. Balance and...
  • Will and Norm Visit the Reed Research Reactor (VIDEO)

    05/14/2012 3:35:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 1 replies
    Tested takes a trip to Reed College in Portland, Oregon. This isn't just where Steve Jobs went to school, it's the home of the Reed Research Reactor, the only nuclear reactor in the world that's operated by undergraduate students. We learn how the reactor works and get a demonstration in sample irradiation. It's real science!
  • Carnac Predicts: Schools will try to enroll kids who are too young

    05/14/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/12/2012 | Jack McHugh
    Heres a prediction: Expect to see some school districts quietly launch campaigns urging parents to enroll almost 5-year-olds in kindergarten, even though they are considered too young under a bill passed unanimously by the Senate last week. Heres how described it: 2011 Senate Bill 315, introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, to require children to be age 5 by Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten, rather than age 5 by Dec. 1 under current law. This earlier cut-off age would be phased in one month at a time over three years, starting in 2013. A child who would have been...
  • The minimum wage and eugenics

    05/14/2012 8:28:30 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    I've seen plenty written about how minimum wage laws were a tool of progressives and believers in eugenics 100 years ago, but far too often we are left hanging without direct quotes. Written by Henry R Seager in 1913, "The Minimum Wage as Part of a Program for Social Reform" will have a certain familiarity, if you have read up on eugenics in America. It starts on page 3, ends on page 12. For those who may not be aware of it, Seager is who wrote the book that laid the groundwork for social security. Cute, eh? Here's what he...
  • Agenda 21 Treaty on the Horizon

    05/13/2012 5:13:54 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 16 replies ^ | 5.13.12 | Henry Lamb
    While liberal journalists continue to claim that Agenda 21 is just a conspiracy theory being advanced by right-wing crackpots, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Council for Environmental Law (ICEL) have released their fourth Draft of the International Covenant on Environment and Development. This document was designed from the beginning to convert the soft-law non-binding Agenda 21 into firmly binding global law enforceable through the International Criminal Court and/or the dispute resolution features of the Convention on the Law of the Sea. Two excellent analyses of this document are available here and here....
  • The Fascist Boogie Fever (Rise of Golden Dawn (Nazi Greece)

    05/13/2012 3:02:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies ^ | 5.13.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    All hail, or should we say heil, the rise of the Golden Dawn fascists in Greece. Its all the rage (literally) in the streets of Greece these days. They now hold 21 seats in the Greek government about 7% of the controlling body and combined with the Communists, that control is closer to 20%. And their influence is not only growing there, but in Europe and the US. The darkness is rising once again and the Golden Dawn is telling those in power they should fear them now and indeed, they should take those threats to heart. Golden...
  • What should we do with the unemployable? Kill them. Obviously.

    05/13/2012 10:53:28 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 24 replies
    On page 300 of the book Fundamentals of Economics, Volume 2, Frank William Taussig writes the following : A more fundamental question, yet still not one of an essentially novel sort, would be, how to deal with the unemployable. There would unfailingly be a certain number not capable of earning the minimum, - the aged, feeble, maimed, the dissolute or half dissolute. It would be impossible to compel employers to pay the minimum to those whose services were not worth it. But it is a fair question whether it is not a merit in the proposal, rather than a defect,...
  • Why We Should Oppose Gay Marriage

    05/12/2012 6:09:05 PM PDT · by Guido2012 · 21 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 5/11/12 | Tony Caruso
    Barack Obama has come out in favor of gay marriage (Again! He was in favor of it in Illinois before he was against it when he ran for president). He was outed when his vice-president and his education secretary recently took the same stance, forcing his hand. So the question being asked again is: Whats wrong with gay marriage, and why should we oppose it?
  • Question about Secrets on Third Grade Test Defended

    05/12/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2012 | John Semmens
    New Jersey third-grade public school students were asked to disclose a secret about their lives and discuss why its hard to keep. Parents who raised objections over what possible relevance such a question could have for assessing a childs academic progress were said to be overreacting by school authorities. First of all, the answers to this question arent graded, per se, explained Elinor Schnoop, spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Education. A student cant fail the test no matter what answer he or she gives. Thats not the purpose for asking this question. The purpose is apparently more socially...
  • On May 10th Obama Signed another Executive Order

    05/11/2012 6:24:19 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies ^ | 5.11.12 | Henry Shivley
    Premier Obama has signed yet another executive order, this one is Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens, that when coupled with his Executive Order Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation and Executive Order Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities, opens a direct path to bring United Nations regulations to the grass roots of our body politic. This latest executive order will allow the soviet socialists in our local communities through their committees to adopt and enact United Nations regulations designed to establish absolute United Nations control over our every resource. The laws of the United States, individual states, counties,...
  • Journalists, Muckrakers, and the CPI: Right from the beginning they failed us

    05/11/2012 9:44:10 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    Journalism has a very long history of betraying the constitution and the United States of America. You can see just how traitorous this group of people have been by tracking down members of America's first domestic propaganda mill, the Committee on Public Information. The CPI was around during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. Most of these are in no particular order, also, some were life long journalists, others only spent part of their time as journalists before(or after) doing other things. When Wilson created the CPI, George Creel, a journalist is who he tapped to lead the organization. Creel states...
  • Jerry Brown, more smoke and mirrors or real pay cuts?

    05/10/2012 10:43:50 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    We will know more about this when Gov. Jerry Brown releases his May revision of the coming years budget, scheduled for Monday. But the Sacramento Bee says Officials representing Gov. Jerry Brown met with state employee union leaders last week and delivered the news: A budget revision hell release Monday includes a new proposal to cut payroll costs in the upcoming fiscal year. Aren't you glad you elected him? Now, knowing his track record, we should take this with a grain of salt. Remember how he promised not to be controlled by the public employee unions when he campaigned for...
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and modern American imperialism

    05/10/2012 9:53:27 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    One thing I find to be very ironic is how modern progressives will decry evil "American imperialism", yet even a cursory view of the history of the 20th century progressive era will expose the obvious: Progressives own it. It is progressives who own modern American imperialism. They're upset about what it is that their own forefathers began! On page 18 of the book "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann quotes Senator McCormick stating the following: Mr. Knox, interested in the question, forgets that he asked for an inquiry, and replies. If American marines had been killed, it would be war. The mood...
  • CARTOON: It Gets Better

    05/10/2012 9:29:06 AM PDT · by daletoons · 4 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 5-10-12 | Dale
    Sodom, 1711 B.C., Mayor Savage attempts to bring order to the streets. In the background we see Outocloset Barackum lunging blindly at Lunchbuggery Joe, before Joe's statements force Barackum to come out in favor of dietary hair. America, 2012 A.D., The public schools are exposing kids to a professional degenerate and his agenda, wrapped in a so-called, anti-bullying campaign. Worse yet, professional politicians pander to destructive interest groups for the sake of personal power. The blind leading the double blind?
  • Tale of Two Commencements

    05/09/2012 10:40:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 8, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Georgetown, a Jesuit university which refuses to provide contraceptive coverage in accordance with its catholic designation, is inviting as a speaker the federal official who is most determined to make them do soU. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Secretary Sebelius is not speaking at Georgetowns commencement, Georgetown spokesman Rachel Pugh said in an email to The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS). She is speaking at Georgetown Public Policy Institutes annual student and faculty awards event. The nations oldest Catholic and Jesuit university has chosen to honor Sebelius by granting her a prestigious platform at its Public Policy...
  • The Academic Mob Rules

    : Instead of encouraging wide discussion, the Chronicle of Higher Education fires a blogger. Recently, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a cover story called "Black Studies: 'Swaggering Into the Future,'" in which the reporter described how "young black-studies scholars . . . are less consumed than their predecessors with the need to validate the field or explain why they are pursuing doctorates in their discipline." The "5 Up-and-Coming Ph.D. Candidates" described in the piece's sidebar "are rewriting the history of race." While the article suggested some are skeptical of black studies as a discipline, the reporter neglected to quote...