Today’s news, for the most part, is nothing more than a rehash of yesterday’s news about Ferguson, MO. A couple of HuffPo reports managed to get themselves arrested for not obeying the police. I just read their account and it stinks to high-heaven. Perhaps they will learn that it’s not wise to argue with cops in a riot situation. Dragging your feet, in response to an order to clear the premises isn’t wise, either. As a retired cop friend of mine says, “Contempt of Cop will get you arrested.”

If you remove Ferguson from the headlines, there is nothing really newsworthy. I think I’ll pass for today.



For some time now I’ve been sharing my posts to Facebook. I know there are some folks from Facebook who follow my link to my blog. I can see them in my log files although I don’t have any detailed information other than coming from Facebook.

I’m wondering just how many of those Facebook readers read more than the first paragraph? From some of the comments, I doubt they’re read or even skimmed the entire post. On the other hand I do write looong posts.

So, as a favour to me, Facebook readers, would you leave a comment and just let me know…did you read or skim the entire post or just the first few paragraphs?

Thank you.


A Kansas City Chiefs football player murdered his live-in girlfriend in front of his mother and 3-month old child, then drove to the KC Chief training area and committed suicide in front of other players and coaches.  Everyone in the media, it seems, is blaming everyone and everything for the murder/suicide except the murderer.

From the news accounts, this murderer had a history of violence, alcohol and drug use that had been kept out of public view for some time. The murderer had gotten away with his previous criminal acts until he committed one that couldn’t be swept under the rug.

Instead of blaming the murderer for his acts, the media is blaming guns, football, football violence and everything except the spoiled criminal who was never made to account for his actions. We’re already hearing false statements—“he was a good boy!”

He wasn’t a “good boy.” He was a drugged-up criminal who should have never been playing football. He should have been booted from the NFL the first time he punched out his girlfriend.


Your education dollars at work. From California: the state education department says that while you have a right to education, you don’t have a right to one that’s worth a hill ‘o beans.

By: Melissa Griffin | 11/30/12 6:19 PM, Special to The SF Examiner

Straight from the “careful how you defend yourself” file is this insight from the California Department of Education, which recently defended itself from allegations that our kids are receiving a substandard education by arguing that, “There is no constitutional right to a ‘meaningful’ education.”

In May, lawyers representing eight children sued the state of California, the California Department of Education and several school districts. The plaintiffs in Vergara v. State of California claim grossly unfit teachers persist in our schools because state law gives tenured teachers extraordinary job protections, and districts have to make decisions about whether to award tenure when teachers have spent less than 18 months on the job. Having these teachers, according to the plaintiffs, deprives certain students of their constitutional right to an education.

The constitutional right to an education requires more than a brick-and-mortar schoolhouse, plaintiffs say.

Students have a right to a “meaningful education” that allows them “basic tools necessary to compete in the economic marketplace or to participate as a citizen in our democracy.” Severely restricting the ability to discipline or terminate ineffective teachers violates this right.

In response, the state tried to get the case thrown out for several reasons, including the grounds that a “meaningful education” is too vague to define. But instead of stopping there or saying all our kids do receive a meaningful education, it made this depressing claim in a public document: “the constitution guarantees only ‘equality of educational opportunity, but no minimum level.’” As long as it’s equally bad, there’s no problem.

There’s more in the rest of the column. The judge did not dimiss the suit as requested by the State of California. It’ll be interesting to follow this case. It does give you insight into the opinions and agendas of the education leadership.


At least some of the National Republicans have some inkling to the failures of the last election. They’ve started one push to correct one of those faults.

Republican Executive Committee Member Calls for Resignation of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

By on May 08, 2012


Due to an alleged violation of the national GOP’s Rule # 11 (bans favoritism of one candidate while more than one candidate exists), an Executive Committee member within the GOP calls for the resignation of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

Washington, DC, May 07, 2012 –(– Jeffrey Bales, a Member-at-Large of the Pima County GOP Executive Committee (Tucson, Arizona), says:

“Due to violation of the RNC’s Rule #11, I call for Chairman Reince Priebus to resign immediately. It is un-American and beneath the standards established by the Republican Party to violate this rule. It is unethical to support a single Republican Presidential candidate (Mitt Romney) while other Republican candidates remain in the race.

I admit this is another Ron Paul kool-aid drinker who can’t get over the fact that Ron Paul never pulled double-digit support in the elections. But—he does have a point.  The complaint applies equally to Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry. OK, Ron Paul as well.

The national party has no right picking winners prior to the convention. Support, financial and organizational, should—must be available equally to all candidates…or to no candidate. Reince Preibus handed the MO Senatorial race to Claire McCaskill. McCaskill may have won anyway…or, if Akin had been supported like dems support their candidates who make a gaff, Akin may have won!

Yes, it’s all Monday morning quarterbacking. However, like football and other endeavors, we must not keep a losing coach who will only continue to lose.


My wife and I didn’t watch the debates last night. It’s just as well. Twitter kept my phone and tablet beeping. We watched some video excerpts later. It was a pitiful performance by Obama—an example of an amateur meeting a professional.

The dems were so outraged they attacked their own—Jim Lehrer of PBS, the moderator.

Obama’s Stephanie Cutter knocks Lehrer

DENVER, Colo. — Obama spokesperson Stephanie Cutter took a swipe at moderator Jim Lehrer’s largely passive debate performance tonight, saying the PBS anchor had allowed Mitt Romney to act as the moderator.

“I sometimes wondered if we even needed a moderator because we had Mitt Romney,” Cutter told CNN shortly after the debate, though she told POLITICO that Lehrer did his job as moderator and that her comments were strictly about Romney.

Pitiful! But, I’m not in the pitying mood.


Univision had an expose’ over the weekend—on Fast and Furious. It was the first many in the Hispanic communities heard of it.  They aren’t happy.

Fast & Furious: Univision Continuing to Ask the Tough Questions

On the heels of staging a successful presidential forum, Univision, the largest Spanish-language network in the U.S., has uncovered more information on the failed Operation Fast and Furious.

Fast and Furious resulted in nearly 2,000 high-powered weapons travelling across the border to be used by Mexican drug cartels that has resulted in the deaths of dozens, if not hundreds, of innocent civilians.

As we have been reporting, Administration officials have been less than revealing about what they knew about the ill-conceived Fast and Furious Operation, including the strong possibility that Attorney General Eric Holder may have contradicted himself in sworn congressional testimony.

It was embarrassing to Obama so he took steps to correct the situation.

He selected the wife of the owner of Univision to be an Ambassador. I guess if you can’t refute the facts, try bribery.

Obama appoints wife of Univision owner to UN diplomatic post

By El Nuevo Herald Staff Report

President Barack Obama appointed Cheryl Saban, wife of the owner of Univision, as U.S. representative to the United Nations, according to reports from various news blogs.

According to the Politico blog, Haim Saban, owner of the television network, backed Hillary Clinton in 2008, but during the summer donated $1 million to groups supporting the campaigns of Democrats. And according to another blog in Spanish of Yahoo, the appointment of Cheryl Saban to the diplomatic post was made last Wednesday, the day before Obama appeared at a forum at the University of Miami hosted by Univision.

Quid pro quo?


As a parting shot today, I’ll give you this link.  I’ll not quote it. But if you follow the link, I think you’ll agree with the article.  We’re suffering from “Obama fatique.”

EDITORIAL: Obama fatigue

Familiarity with the president breeds desire to vote for someone else

Deja Vu all over again.

Do you think that Congressmen running from their constituents after Town Hall meetings about health care is new? Wrong! Here is clip about an event from 1989.

On MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky echoed Durbin’s sentiments, asking: “What about the ordinary constituent who’s coming to actually learn something?” These are ordinary constituents, Madam, and they have come to tell you something — they aren’t buying what you’re selling.

Rep. Schakowsky has apparently dropped a few things down the memory hole, such as the “angry mobs” that greeted former House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski over the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, which expanded Medicare benefits and funded the change with a supplemental tax.

The Chicago Tribune of Aug. 18, 1989, reported: Rostenkowski “was booed and chased down a Chicago street Thursday morning by a group of senior citizens after he refused to talk with them about federal health insurance. Shouting ‘coward,’ ‘recall’ and ‘impeach,’ about 50 people followed the chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee up Milwaukee Avenue after he left a meeting in the auditorium of the Copernicus Center.”

What makes this interesting was that leading the protest against Rostenkowski 20 years ago was one Jan Schakowsky, who was then director of the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens. Today, she’s the Democratic representative from Illinois’ 9th congressional district and chief deputy whip to Majority Leader Pelosi. The vox populi she once led she now fears.

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2009 4:20 PM PT

The irony here is in the last paragraph of the clip. Like a true democrat, Representative Jan Schakowsky hypocritically threw her ideals under the bus for personal political power as Nancy Pelosi’s lapdog.

The lesson here is: Never trust a democrat—never trust a democrat. NEVER TRUST A DEMOCRAT! Liars, frauds, hypocrites and would-be tyrants, all.

Cartoon of the Day: Ramirez

Blood and Circuses for the Mob. Our tax blood and a media circus attacking Limbaugh, Cramer and other individual citizens who DARE oppose BO.