It hasn’t been my particular focus but when a government scandal the likes of which the Liberals in Canada have created culminates in a no-confidence vote ousting the ruling Liberal party, you have to take notice. For the absolute best coverage of the issue outside Canada – and better than most inside Canada – I direct you to Ed Morrissey of Captain’s Quarters. He was the sole avenue of information in the early stages of the scandal when the ruling Liberals managed to put a gag order on the Canadian press. Welcome to the 21st century, boys. They’ve got this thing called the Internet, now.
Read all about it.
I saw this story on-line earlier and wondered what the article actually said to get the school to want to run around cracking open lockers and desks to get all 1800 copies that had been printed. Fortunately, it appears someone was able to get their hands on a copy and transcribe it. Have a look.
I’m sorry, I can’t see what the problem is with the article. The figures used are publicly available, so it’s not like the article was not truthful. In fact, it seems well researched and relatively devoid of any political leanings. Perhaps the WaPo and NY Times could take lessons?
So your kid comes home with the vocabulary quiz given in class and here’s an example of one of the questions:
The correct answer is, according to the teacher, “coherent.” And no, I am not making this up. This is just 1 example of the actual questions being presented to actual students by an actual, honest-to-goodness, position-abusing liberal teacher who feels it’s just fine to embed his political views into the lessons the local children are mandated to sit through by law. Of course the teacher sees nothing wrong with his behavior.
If this man is convinced that children of an age where a vocabulary class is part of the normal curriculum are up to the challenge of debating their teacher – an authority figure they are conditioned to not argue with – then he’s so completely disconnected from reality the school district should seriously consider whether he should be teaching at all. The question given as an example is so rhetorically “loaded” it’s inconceivable that any group except a bunch of elementary school students would consider it anything but flaming invective. Just read it: not only is Bush not “coherent”, but Republicans are all of below-average mind and charmed into zombies by “everyday diction.” Here we are back to asking how can 59 million people be so stupid.
I would like to ask this teacher what his take would be on his students being presented with a question that paints all Democrats as whiny, morally bankrupt adulterers who run from any fight that so much as bloodies their noses. He shouldn’t do that, either, just like he should keep his friggin’ politics to himself in class. If he needs to spout off about his liberal views, start a blog. Keep the kids out of it.
Hat tip to LGF, Ward Churchill is eviscerated by Grant Crowell, a former cartoonist for the Hawaii-Reporter. Let’s listen in:
And that’s the light-hearted part. Mr. Crowell is exactly correct as regards his upcoming documentary on Ward Churchill; he can make use of any quotes spoken aloud by Churchill at any setting provided or paid for using public funds as a fair use and he can’t be touched. Churchill’s threats to sue him are nothing more than attempted extortion and a blatant try to use the legal system as his own personal cudgel. I’m looking forward to seeing more from Mr. Crowell and I’ll be definitely keeping everyone as informed about his progress as I can.
I would imagine that the sight of 200,000 Jordanian citizens calling for Al Qaeda and Zarqawi to burn in hell followed by the proclamation of the King to make war against their cause would make for a rather bad week for Zarqawi and his buddies.
Is anyone else fascinated by the fact that the Jordanians have no issue calling the enemy exactly what they are – Islamic militancy and Takfiri culture – when Americans are still getting all palsy over even the barest mention of them? Good to see our affliction isn’t global. The extremely bad move of bombing non-combatant civilians and, especially, muslim civilians is continuing to cost Zarqawi. He’s now got no friends in Jordan left and any safe houses there have got to be suspect. More people are perfectly willing to provide intel for finding him and his minions. The world is getting a lot smaller for him. Here’s hoping it gets too small for him to stand on real soon.
Major K’s got the short tip of the Thanksgiving list up. He also notes the terrorists have taken to blowing up civilian hospitals to make their point. That’s sure to make more friends for them.
Here’s hoping you’ve counted your blessings already. ‘Cause that game your NFL team just lost 27-7 against the Atlanta Falcons was one of the most pitiful displays I’ve ever seen.
I’m certainly thankful I’m not a Lions fan!
New Orleans has come up with a plan to go on with Mardi Gras albeit with a shortened schedule.
New Orleans badly needs Mardi Gras, for their pocketbooks, their honor, and their souls. There is nothing that better evokes the thought of New Orleans than Mardi Gras and having it go on as scheduled after Katrina’s effects almost completely destroyed the city offers the hope and promise that life can return to normal there. Lord knows the city needs the money tourists would bring in. I wish them luck and hope that the government there can keep their corrupted grip off the event.
This time, that was meant literally.