Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Obama admin pays billions for foreign mosques

All I can say is this is the kind of reporting that SHOULD be done by MSM. This is from WSBTV Channel 2 out of Altanta. Kudos to them for having the guts to report.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Teacher re-writes the Pledge of Allegiance

This is just wrong on so many levels, were do you even begin. First a teach has decided that the Pledge of Allegiance is too difficult for our kids to recite and has revised it to a "kid friendly" version.

This is from the NEA website:

Michael Szewczyk, a fourth grade teacher at Berkeley Terrace School in Irvington, New Jersey

Each morning, public school students have to stand and salute the flag by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. After my students complete the Pledge in its standard form, we repeat it in a kid friendly style that is more understandable and meaningful for them. The following is the student version that we created together. I promise my faithfulness to the banner of the United States of America and to our government, for which it stands, one country under God, for which we will stick together, and freedom and fairness for all.

Secondly, the fact that the principal or school system did not stop this and it rose to the level of getting recognition of the NEA, well it is appalling. If it is so difficult for the teachers to teach the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance well, might I suggest this video for Red Skelton.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Growing Pains of the Tea Party

There was an interesting article in Washington Posts blog by Peter Guluszka, "Virginia Tea Parties need to grow up". His article brings up some interesting points and some things I have pondered myself.

Like this:

The well-organized party movement was riding a wave in the run-up to the midterm elections in November. It was taking on politicians of both stripes for what participants saw as overspending and overreaching by the federal government. On their scopes were health-care reform, the TARP bank bailout, changes in various amendments to give "the people" more power and a range of other things from the right to pack heat in bars and to defy conventional teaching in public schools.

Virginia's emerging Tea Party leader is Jamie Radtke, a former political aide and William & Mary graduate who spent a number of years as a housewife. So smashing was her political initiation that she's running for U.S. Senate.

But the hard facts are that the General Assembly session is half over, and the Virginia Tea Partiers haven't made much of a difference.


....Fact is, the average shad- and Brunswick-stew-eating Virginia politician likes the road-spending package. It will create some jobs and give commuters stuck in traffic something better to imagine.

Otherwise, the Tea Party people are showing they have a lot to learn. They didn't have much to do with McDonnell's plan to privatize ABC stores, which has gone down in flames. They don't like a plan to have business pay insurance for families with autistic children.

And, at times, the Tea Party people have displayed themselves at being a little out of their league. Radtke gave a speech blaming the Federal Reserve for hikes in global commodity prices, such as corn, wheat, sugar and gasoline. Once again, she was playing up the notion of those bogeymen in Washington gleefully causing all of our problems.

..... there are a lot of reasons for the global price hikes and not many of them have to do with Fed machinations.

and finally Guluzka last point, I am in total agreement with:

This isn't to say that the Tea Party movement is dead. It just needs time to grow up.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

George Allen credits Reagan "as man who drew me to public office"

Tomorrow, February 6th is not only Super Bowl Sunday will mark the anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday. Conservatives everywhere have been taking time to remember and pay tribute to one of the great Presidents of our life time. This includes Former Gov. and Senator George Allen, who recently announced that he was indeed going to be running for the U.S. Senate.

In his weekly update Allen noted: "the man who drew me to public service: President Ronald Wilson Reagan." . Allen had an opportunity to meet Reagan when he was Governor of California. Reagan would visit practices session of the L.A. Rams, when Allen's dad was the coach, it was there that Allen recognized Reagan for his sound beliefs and principals:

As I grew older, I understood better the principles that he stood for, the faith in America's greatness and the belief in the freedom of people to live their lives and prosper. At Governor Reagan's request, I was proud to serve as Chairman of Young Virginians for Reagan during his first run for the presidency in 1976.

Just over thirty years ago, newly sworn in President Reagan identified that the high unemployment, human misery, high taxes and high debt had to be turned around. He proclaimed 'we are going to begin to act, beginning today.' We should adhere to Reagan's words and philosophy today as we face similar difficulties. He knew that to unleash America's potential, people must be unburdened by government interference, unrestricted by onerous taxes and obstacles to innovation and creativity, and unobstructed by incentive-sapping laws and regulation