Let’s starve! Kids forced to go hungry for hours during Michelle Obama media event
by Eric Owens,
March 4, 2013
A very fifth-grade teacher in the Chicago Public Schools has written a scathing critique of the almost comical misery she and her students endured when they participated in a massive February 28 event kicking off Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Active Schools campaign.
The First Lady’s campaign is an effort to (and in some cases, bring back) physical education in American schools. White House officials called the event “a groundbreaking, earth-shattering, awesomely-inspiring day.”
Lisa Putnam and her fifth grades most certainly did not experience the event the same way, however. According to Putnam, the event at Chicago’s McCormick Place (the largest convention center in North America) was an unmitigated catastrophe.
CPS Chatter — “a of CPS parents and teachers” — has Putnam’s full tongue-lashing.
“If you are a , imagine that you take your child on a trip and they are very excited,” writes Putnam. “Now imagine they have to wait on a bus and stand in straight lines for three hours straight. Then imagine after one hour of ‘fun’ that they have to sit around and wait for three more hours that bus to pick them up. Oh, did I mention that are not allowed to have a morsel of food the entire time?”
In her devastating piece, Putnam explains that she was initially [....]
New U.S. aid package of $250 million for Egypt fuels debate over support
by Guy Taylor,
March 4, 2013
Secretary of State John Forbes-Heinz-Kerry’s release of $250 million in economic aid to Egypt added fuel to a fiery debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should be helping to a government run by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Although several lawmakers have called for a halt of U.S. assistance to Egypt, analysts generally agree that Congress lacks the momentum to redirect the $1.3 billion in military aid that Washington sends to Cairo each year.
With lawmakers caught up in “dysfunction and gridlock,” the Obama administration will “probably continue to have broad leeway to continue the current military and economic assistance,” said Brian Katulis, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Such leeway appeared to rear its head Sunday when Mr. Forbes-Heinz-Kerry announced that the administration would cut a $250 million check for what he described as “a good-faith effort to spur reform and the Egyptian people at this difficult time.”
The issue of U.S. assistance to Egy [....]
obama Admin Prepares To Disarm America
obama Giving Billions To The Muslim Brotherhood!!
Feinstein:Large-capacity Magazines Are Used To Hunt Humans- LEGALLY!!
Ed Schultz Caller Rips Apart MSNBC Talking Head Over Drones!
10 Reasons I Wish George Washington Were Still Alive (Part 3)
by Chuck Norris,
March 5, 2013
In the previous two columns, I highlighted the first seven of the top 10 reasons I wish George Washington were still alive:
10) Washington was a role model for many, even as a youth.
9) Washington epitomized courage.
8) Washington wasn't afraid of public opinion or challenging the status quo.
7) Washington was a man of integrity and character yet just as human as the rest of us.
6) Washington was a first-class servant leader who walked what he talked.
5) Washington didn't allow personal obstacles to stop his service to God, his family and his country.
4) Washington was a devoted family man.
Here are the remaining three reasons I wish he were still alive and why I believe the model of his life is still worthy to shadow today. (These are also the reasons I cited in my New York Times best-seller "Black Belt Patriotism," which has an expanded paperback edition.)
3) Washington revered God and religion, often elevating their irreplaceable and invaluable roles in our republic. For example, in 1789, during the same time when the First Amendment was written, then-President Washington signed into law the Northwest Ordinance, which states, "Religion, Morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, Schools and the means of education shall be forever encouraged."
On Oct. 3, 1789, Washington issued the first presidential Thanksgiving proclamation to God: "a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God."
A must-see at Washington's estate at Mount Vernon is his museum's exhibition display and video (set up within a mini chapel setting) of how the general [....]
"MORMON" MUSICAL IS PURE BIGOTRY
by Bob Lonsberry,
March 5, 2013
“The Book of Mormon” opens in Rochester today.
The touring company of the hit Broadway musical will work the stage of the Auditorium Theater and thousands will come to watch. That’s too bad. The play is a bigoted mockery of your neighbor’s religion. It is the sort of demeaning filth that most decent people in this society claim to disavow. It is as funny as jokes about kikes and ragheads and mackerel snappers. Maybe next month they’ll book a minstrel show. In the era of diversity and tolerance, a half century after a civil rights awakening, with more than two centuries of refining “We believe that all men are created equal,” making fun of religion -- at least this religion -- is not only tolerated, but celebrated as the “in” thing. Well, I’m not playing along. I think it is shameful. I think this production demeans the building that houses it, the people who attend it and the community that hosts it. This is a dark day. You may dismiss my complaint [....]
DELUCA: Consumption-based tax reforms boosts economy
State eyes pro-growth income tax alternative
by Frances DeLuca,
January 7, 2013
The debate about the “fiscal cliff” may be over for now, but the questions about taxes are as pressing as ever: Should we raise them, by how much, and on whom?
State governments across the country have been grappling with this same dilemma for years, attempting to raise additional revenue without crippling job creation and economic growth. Some have been less successful than others, including my home state of North Carolina. We’re currently saddled with the highest income tax rates in the region — and the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the country.
In 2013, however, North Carolina is ready to lead the way on taxes — and set an example for other states to follow — by eliminating the state’s income tax and replacing it with a pro-growth alternative.
North Carolina’s problems are the same as America’s: high unemployment, flat wage growth, state budget deficits and general economic malaise. Its expected budget shortfall for 2013 is more than $2 billion, or roughly 10 percent of its total budget. The state’s high tax burden has grown to become the 17th worst in the nation. After a two-decade period where personal income increased at the fourth-fastest rate in the country, it has fallen to the 26th-fastest growth rate over the last decade.
No matter what state you’re in, it’s impossible for businesses and families to thrive in an economic environment like this. A few members of North Carolina’s legislature have decided to do something about it. They want to nix the personal income tax, the corporate income tax and the franchise tax, all of which penalize businesses and hinder job creation. In their place, the reform plan calls for a consumption-based tax system, which would expand the sales tax base, close current tax loopholes and [....]
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/7/consumption-based-tax-reform-boosts-economy/#ixzz2N9JNhz2U'The Bible' Tops 'American Idol' in Neilsen ratings
by David Bauder,
March 5, 2013
NEW YORK - In the latest television ratings, the Bible is hot and aspiring pop stars are not.
The History network’s first installment of the miniseries “The Bible” aired twice Sunday, for a total audience of 14.8 million people — topping both of last week’s episodes of “American Idol.”
“The Bible,” produced by the husband-and-wife team of “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett and actress Roma Downey (“Touched By an Angel”), will air in four more installments concluding March 31, Easter Sunday.
“The Bible” appears to be a hit along the lines of History’s “Hatfields & McCoys” miniseries last spring.
Mostly due to curiosity about the series, History’s website had its most visited day ever on Sunday, said Nancy Dubuc, president of entertainment and media for the A&E networks.
“Clearly, the passion for this project has resonated with our viewers and across the nation,” Ms. Dubuc said. “We are thrilled, and the story is only just beginning.”
Meanwhile, both of [....]
Juan Williams Blames Assistant for Plagiarism
Of course, as a marxi-lib, it's never his fault!!
by Joe Coscarelli,
March 8, 2013
A column by Fox News talking head Juan Williams published last month by the Hill was quietly updated last week to fix some pesky instances of plagiarism. The article, it turned out, featured entire paragraphs from a Center for American Progress report on immigration, with a few words changed here and there, as detailed by Salon. "I was writing a column about the immigration debate and had my researcher look around to see what data existed to pump up this argument and he sent back what I thought were his words and summaries of the data," Williams told Alex Seitz-Wald without apologizing.
"I had never seen the CAP report myself, so I didn't know that the young man had in fact not summarized the data but had taken some of the language from the CAP report," Williams continued, adding, "I just feel betrayed." Because he failed [....]Until Next Sunday....