Reesa was lost in golden October. Shining maple trees bridged the concrete walk down the gentle hill. Brown-gold fallen leaves carpeted the hillside. Bright gold leaves floated toward this mottled carpet where, upon landing, they glittered like brilliant stars.
Alone in this golden splendor, Reesa seemed unaware that she should be with her classmates. Tall, slender, and light on her feet, she danced gleefully from falling leaf to falling leaf, catching a dazzling yellow bouquet of falling stars.
I was tempted to open the door and call out to Reesa. I knew I had only seconds before I must return to the classroom or risk disruption. But I didn’t call out. I wanted Reesa to learn to line up with the class. But I also wanted her to have this sacred moment. I made one of the one thousand judgment calls a teacher in a wonder-centered school makes each day. I just waited.
Dear Mr. Trump,
You may well be already aware of what I am going to say here, but I felt the need to say it anyway. Lest it come across to you in the wrong manner, let me state that my wife and I both voted for you, and we pray for you, that what you are trying to do will be successful. There are people in your own administration that cannot honestly say that much.
Regarding this entire “Russian collusion” narrative you have asked several good questions which I need to comment briefly on. It should be obvious to you that Mr. Mueller, in some vain attempt to tie you to something illegal or treasonous, will investigate you, your family, your friends, including all the family pets (to see if you ever owned a Russian wolfhound) back for at least three generations, and no matter how tenuous whatever they manage to dig up is, it will be parroted by the mainstream media as a world crime of gigantic proportions. I think we both realize that. Continue reading
“I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Our guilty conscience is working overtime these days. It seems, according to many politicians and pundits, that we and the rest of productive humanity, are somehow responsible for the inequities and social injustices being perpetrated on the poor, who are trapped in “poor-dom”, by those of us who are a little better well off. The pundits and politicians want to rectify this tragic injustice (and have) by doing what the socialist Karl Marx advanced, and that is to “take from those with the greatest capability (those of us who are a little better well off) and turn our sweat, blood, tears, effort and money over to those with the greatest need”, you know, those poor folks who are forever trapped in “poor-dom.” Who gets the job of turning our tax money over to those hapless victims, the government of course, the great champion of the poor, the aged and the downtrodden, or the Blacks, Latinos and the LGBT crowd ….. in exchange for votes. Continue reading
Too bad these thieves and traitors didn’t take the hammers to their own heads.
This is stolen property – paid for by the taxpayers and no way should these thieves get any of it back. It should be used as evidence to prosecute them all and sentenced them to life plus 50 years – in isolation so they can’t even talk to each other and no visitors ever. One meal a day and a bath once a month. Oh – and make room for Hillary to be included in all this.
Oh, It is hard to find someone uglier than Chelsea but Wasserman wins the contest, IMHO~ Jackie Juntti
FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case and a high level congressional source.
Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Continue reading
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Tesla sales have plummeted to near zero in Hong Kong and Denmark, as generous subsidies evaporated. Its $7,500-per-car federal rebate (taxpayer subsidy) is about to start its death spiral. So California is halfway toward enacting legislation that would provide $3 billion in state point-of-sale rebates: as much as $30,000 or even $40,000 per car. The legislature apparently wants to continue ensuring that all families help perpetuate programs that thus far have transferred 90% of all electric car subsidies to the wealthiest 20% of families.
Meanwhile, ardent renewable energy aficionados insist that the key to a wind and solar future is battery backup systems … which are just around the corner. Not so fast, says technology guru Mark Mills. Storing 12 hours worth of household and business electricity demand per day, plus charging up 1.4 billion currently gasoline-powered vehicles, would require 1,250 years of production from every existing lithium battery factory worldwide. It’s not going to happen, he says. And that’s just the beginning of the subsidy and sustainability fantasies we must deal with. ~ Paul Driessen
The world of high finance is actually the power and brains behind the Fasciunism movement and it is a movement. Through the Trilateral Commission, the CFR and somewhat the Bilderberg and other lesser known national and international organizations, they attempt to control and most of the time do control what goes on in this country. These are the super-rich of the world and they feel it is their privilege to tell the United States and the rest of the world how it should run. They have been successful in Europe, creating the European Union. Just look at the terrorism there because of the no borders policy. More on this aspect of it later. Most of the very wealthy people in power are left wing ideologues. They know that Communism and Fascism do not work in the long run. However, they will profit from either ism, thus Fasciunism. These are billionaires like Warren Buffet and George Soros. Soros has his fingers in every anti-American organization on the planet. He funds such groups a Black Lives Matters, AMTIFA and others. He was a big funder of occupy Wall Street. He has no favorites; he funds communist groups, fascist groups, anarchist groups and any other group that is anti-American. My feeling is that he is behind at least ninety percent of the anti-Trump demonstrations and the pro-illegal immigrant demonstrations. Continue reading
Sometime in 2011 my friend, Jeffrey Bennett, suggested I compile four or five articles from each of the subjects I had been writing upon and submit them to him for publication in book form. The result of this project was my first book, Ross Unmasked: An Angry American Speaks Out. When I finally held a finished copy of the book in my hands I was proud of the fact that I had finally become a published author. Now, five years after publication, I look back and find the title a bit misleading as I was not truly angry at the time it was published. However, that was then and this is now; and let me tell you, anger doesn’t come close to describing how I often feel.
The subject matter I write about is not that difficult to understand; at least not if you graduated from high school with a certain degree of literacy. The hard part, at least for me anyway, was in accepting what I was reading when it conflicted with what I had been taught. After all, what good is knowledge if one does not put it to use? If one encounters facts which contradict with their existing beliefs they have but two choices; they can either change their existing beliefs to conform to the facts they have learned, or they can reject the facts they have learned and go on believing falsehoods. Continue reading
Last night I did something I rarely do these days; I sat down and watched an hour of the evening news. During that hour the local news ran a story about how the House Republicans have postponed a vote on President Trump’s healthcare bill due to the fact that Senator John McCain is out for surgery, and they need all the votes they can get if they want this bill to pass.
During the story the seed for this article was planted when the news showed a woman standing on a stage saying, “How dare the Republicans try to take away health care from millions of people.” So many thoughts ran through my head in the seconds that followed that statement that I could write a treatise based on them alone. Fortunately for you I want to keep my thoughts focused on one primary subject; this idea of entitlement to things people in America have today. Continue reading
Following President Trump’s February executive order, the Department of Education has been reviewing regulations and guidance to make sure that they “adequately protect students.” Men on college and university campuses are students too, and they greatly need protection from the regulations and guidance of the Obama-era Office for Civil Rights, which remain in force at this writing. Campus drinking is a problem, but it is not the most serious problem (“Trump education official: Parties usually ‘both drunk’ in campus sexual assault cases,” July 12, 2017). Here is the most serious problem.
The situation regarding anything even remotely sexual on college and university campuses today is entirely controlled by ideologues steeped in former President Barack Obama identity and sexual politics. Those who caused the current situation to exist are “true believers” who must be replaced by centrists open to evidence and reason. Continue reading
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” ~ 2 Timothy 3:1 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: If you were not aware that there is a war on for your children, especially your daughters, then this article will absolutely destroy that illusion. 20 years ago, this subject matter would have been found only in x-rated sex magazines like Hustler or Penthouse. In 2017, however, it’s the lead article in a magazine marketed exclusively to teenagers. Parents, if you allow your teenagers to read this magazine, then you’re part of the problem. It’s time to take out the trash, starting right here at home.
Not content to only prey on girls, Teen Vogue tells boys, “For those of you with prostates, being on the receiving end of anal sex can be a great experience.” The article then goes on to explain why boys will enjoy anal sex. Continue reading
Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead at the age of 50
The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is deafening.
The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head.“ Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide” by the government. But not long before his death, he acknowledged that his life was in danger because he was outspoken on the criminal activities of the Clinton Foundation. Continue reading
Rational thinking and moral conduct are rare in a society that has no respect for other individuals or succumb to the dictates of an all powerful government. Without free will, the dignity of the person is removed from the social relationship. Tyranny is not simply a state of mind, but is an imposition of compulsion designed to control the behavior of subjects of whatever form of government claiming legitimate rule.
Mary Ann McGrail contends that Shakespeare viewed “tyranny is a perpetual political and human problem“.
“She locates Shakespeare’s expansive definition of tyranny between the definitions accepted by classical and modern political philosophy. Is tyranny always the worst of all possible political regimes, as Aristotle argues in his Politics? Or is disguised tyranny, as Machiavelli proposes, potentially the best regime possible?
Shakespeare’s dramas of tyranny rest somewhere between Aristotle’s reticence and Machiavelli’s forthrightness.”
Latest nightmarish case leaves father of 3 killed in fiery crash
Illegal alien Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, who was deported from the U.S. seven times, told police he was intoxicated at the time of his July 5 crash, which killed a father of three
It’s the latest in a long list of illegal-alien crimes committed against Americans in just the last few years: A Mexican illegal alien who was deported from the U.S. seven times was charged with motor vehicle homicide after driving drunk and crashing his van on a Nebraska interstate, killing one passenger, a 58-year-old father of three.
Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, told police he was intoxicated at the time of the July 5 incident, having consumed 12 beers previously to the crash. Continue reading
In the car the other evening, while waiting for a grandson to exit the local grocery store, we stumbled upon Mark Levin’s radio show where he was going down the list on how government corrupted the elements of liberty that were spelled out in the U. S. Constitution. He focused on government’s perversion of the “Commerce” and “Necessary and Proper” clauses, as delineated in Article 1, Section 8. Of course, these weren’t the only perversions of liberty perpetrated by a government that had been given its head to do just about anything it wanted to do because WE THE PEOPLE turned away from our duty to hold government accountable. Sadly, if the people won’t hold government accountable, they get what they deserve and what they get is slowly evolving slavery. Continue reading
“For whom much is given, much is expected.” Luke 12:18
Mark Twain once said, “There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.” To all the “Honorable” and esteemed Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen who claim honor, distinction, forthrightness, dignity, and exaltation…raspberries! Too many of you can not live up to your own bogus standards. You’ve earned your lousy approval ratings…11% in 2015 (Gallup) and still a dismal 21% in 2017 (Gallup).
You have disconnected your lives from the people you represent. A myriad of you probably don’t even know what a bar code is or even live in the district you represent. Yes, Maxine Waters, that’s you. You live in a $4.3 million mansion in the best part of Los Angeles. How the heck did you manage that with a 40-year career in government? And you too, Mr. Osoff, who just lost an election for the 6th District in Georgia where you don’t even live. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have been paying attention. Continue reading
Call me cynical, but I am dubious that Republicans are going to repeal and replace ObamaCare before an abbreviated August recess. Please note, I don’t think Congress should take a recess until ObamaCare and tax reform are on the president’s desk, but let me not digress here.
If Republicans don’t start getting some wins, Americans have every right to ask, “What good is it with you folks in the majority?”
It’s a fair question … a question we either need an answer to or we truly are proving that D.C. was not only built on a swamp, but the swamp has now encompassed it.
Americans – contrary to what much of the D.C. and New York press corps desire – want Congress to get some tangible conservative things done. If Republicans do not understand this basic fact, they will be seen as incompetent, do-nothing bureaucrats posing as Congresspersons who are spending all their time fighting Russian rumor accusations and hostile, progressive-led town halls. Continue reading
Obama and the Democrats passed Obamacare without any Republican votes on a slick parliamentary move by Harry Reid. Republicans vowed to repeal Obamacare. Next, Obamacare was saved by the vote of Justice Roberts when he decided that it is constitutional as a tax even though Obama and the Dems did not pass it as a tax. Republicans again vowed to repeal Obamacare.
Republicans said Obamacare is designed to fail so we end up with a single-payer system. The passage of Obamacare energized the Republican base, leading to a Tea Party, and a revival of conservative politics. We won the House in 2010 and have retained it since. We won the Senate in 2012 and have retained it since…. Continue reading
Grow a pair…
Why indeed? Obamacare was passed in 2009 without a single Republican vote. Everyone who paid attention to its details knew that it was designed to fail, miserably. Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragged about how getting it passed depended on the stupidity of the American people. But people would not be able to keep their own doctors as promised. No one’s premiums went down by $2,500. They all went up and up and up. Those who are paying for it cannot afford to use it because the deductibles are too high. It is a monstrosity of catastrophic proportions. The insurance companies were on board; they knew they would reap billions of taxpayer dollars, and they have. They have been subsidized with billions in government largesse and still have jacked up the cost of premiums each year. The insurance companies loved the plan despite the fact that it was built as well to be fraud-friendly, like Medicaid and Medicare. It was and remains a giant boondoggle. For eight years, Republicans have campaigned for office in order to repeal it. The House voted repeatedly to repeal it. Continue reading
OR: The Right Nut is no better than the Left Nut. (Ed.)
It all began here… and there will be no improvement!
An article by Michael Snyder, The Republicans In Congress Have Betrayed Us Again/ July 13, 2017 pretty much summed up where many so-called “conservative” Republicans are really coming from–and it’s the same slimy Swamp that most Democrats slither out of. Some of these Swamp denizens are so low they could “crawl under a snake’s belly with a top hat on.”
Years ago (and I have quoted this numerous times) George Wallace said, regarding the two major political parties, “Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee–there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two.” Lots of folks have problems with Wallace, but he was right on the money more often than not. Many in both political parties are little more than paid political prostitutes in the employ of the Deep State that is seeking to destroy whatever Donald Trump accomplishes that will help real Americans. Trump wants “America first.” These people, in both parties, want “America last” because they don’t give a tinker’s damn about ordinary Americans. All we are there for is to pay their fat salaries as they continue to run for office, election after election after election–doing nothing for us and everything for their corporate fascist fat cat buddies, many of who are really on the Left, not the Right. Continue reading
You can’t put wonder in your lesson plan any more than you could plan for a sunny sky. But, while the weather is totally beyond our control, you can put out solar panels to catch the sun when it shines and teachers and parents can, similarly, prepare to catch wonder when it happens.
We can create habits in our classes so they know instinctively when we have pulled back to allow them to express their fascination. We can give unplanned time for student questions when they arise, can listen for the turn of conversation or the moment on a field trip where a child stops and looks with wide-eyed awe. Parents too can postpone bed time or mowing the lawn when they notice that one of those moments is arriving unexpectedly.
My book, A Gift of Wonder, A True Story About School As It Should Be is about those moments. You can pre-order your copy through by clicking HERE and choosing the secret perk at the top of the page. This is a special offer for readers of the Growing Children blog. Continue reading
Our government and political system are both a long way from what our founders intended. Many of the founders felt that political parties would be a detriment to the type of government they were instituting. They were right. However, human nature being what it is, it was impossible to keep people of like thoughts and feelings on how the government should run and what they should do, to get together and form some sort of a political party. It began as the Whigs and Tories and has slowly evolved to Repulicrats and Demlicans. Okay, so it is supposed to be Republicans and Democrats. However, in today’s world it is sometimes very hard to tell the difference. Both parties, with the exception of a number of true conservatives, are both big government backers. The only difference between them is which of them gets to be the big government. In other words, in my opinion they are both arms of the Fasciunist party. Continue reading
Twenty-one cities, many of them sanctuary cities, have pledged to make 1 million immigrants American citizens by the end of 2017.
The “Naturalize NOW!” campaign, which includes liberal and progressive groups and elected officials, is aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from deportation under the Trump administration.
President Trump is not against legal immigration, but has promised to crack down on illegal residency in the U.S., especially of criminals. Continue reading
“Ah sey, shotgun, shoot ’em fo’ dey run now!”
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Two cartel gunmen fleeing from a raging gun battle with Mexican authorities ran through U.S. border security measures twice as they crossed into Texas and back; using their vehicle to ram barriers.
The cartel gunmen were able to cross into Eagle Pass through International Bridge #2 by running the security checkpoints. Shortly after they crossed back through a second bridge that was closed at the time. The gunmen used their vehicle to ram security barriers and later ditched it escape on foot. Continue reading
Publisher’s NOTE: What follows was the lead-off commentary on my Monday (July 10, 2017) edition of Life, Liberty & All That Jazz. What began was a great window into another era – but one from which we may learn an important lesson for today – a lesson ‘taught’ to us from beyond the grave from a not-yet 22 year old German patriot. The end result was a two hour broadcast, which wove its way in and out of this story – a story for all peoples – for all times. and… thank you Jesse for your introduction to her story… and mostly – to Sophie Scholl. ~ J.B.
“I was satisfied that I wasn’t personally to blame and that I hadn’t known about those things. I wasn’t aware of the extent of the crimes.
But one day I went past the memorial plaque which had been put up for Sophie Scholl in Franz Josef Strasse, and I saw that she was born the same year as me, and she was executed the same year I started working for Hitler.
And at that moment I actually sensed that it was no excuse to be young, and that it would have been possible to find things out.” ~ Traudl Junge, Hitler’s Secretary
What is surprising is not that we are called to do so much, but rather, so little. Continue reading
“White privilege” is a spurious construct invented by progressive academics who love to divide and categorize people into groups
I was pondering the other day, how I came to be the lottery winner of “white privilege.” God made me in the image of a good Christian, compassionate and loving to my fellow human beings, and gave me certain tools for success that he gave everybody else, regardless of skin color.
I felt privileged that my parents worked hard and put a roof over our heads and food on the table. It was not the best in the world, but we survived. Nobody gave us welfare and, had we demanded something we did not earn and were not entitled to, we would have been told swiftly, “no work, no food.” Continue reading
Patrick Buchanan is an informative and interesting writer. On foreign policy, especially, he’s long been one of the most reasonable voices among high-level American pundits.
When it comes to cultural matters, however, Buchanan has long held to a peculiar and empirically questionable version of American history in which the United States was once a mono-culture in which everyone was once happily united by “a common religion,” a “common language,” and a “common culture.”
Now, he’s at it again with his most recent column in which he correctly points out that the United States is culturally fractured, and speculates as to whether or not Thomas Jefferson’s call to “dissolve political bands” in the Declaration of Independence might be sound advice today.
Buchanan is correct in noting that the US is culturally divided today. Continue reading
… and an army of journalists to bury the real story
Repeat offender Alexander Bonds pulled the trigger that killed NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, but he didn’t get there alone. Throughout his life, Bonds was abetted by judges and other people in government who did everything in their power to keep him out of prison, no matter what he did to deserve being in prison.
They also gave him unknown quantities of tax dollars to subsidize his criminal lifestyle, pried from hard-working citizens and their families. That’s a story nobody ever tells. Continue reading