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The Racist PB and J we eat!


You know what the cheapest and fastest sandwich my parents or even me as a parent could put together was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Kids love them!  Well actually only “privileged white kids” love them it seems.  This according to a Principal in Portland Oregon  that is a racist sandwich you are eating there.  Here is an excerpt from the Portland Tribune.

Verenice Gutierrez picks up on the subtle language of racism every day.

Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year.

“What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” says Gutierrez, principal at Harvey Scott K-8 School, a diverse school of 500 students in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood.

“Another way would be to say: ‘Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that?’ Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita.”

Guitierrez, along with all of Portland Public Schools’ principals, will start the new school year off this week by drilling in on the language of “Courageous Conversations,” the district-wide equity training being implemented in every building in phases during the past few years.

Through intensive staff trainings, frequent staff meetings, classroom observations and other initiatives, the premise is that if educators can understand their own “white privilege,” then they can change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance.

Last Wednesday, the first day of the school year for staff, for example, the first item of business for teachers at Scott School was to have a Courageous Conversation — to examine a news article and discuss the “white privilege” it conveys.

Most of the staff are on board, but there is some opposition to a drum class being offered to middle school boys of color at Scott School.

Fifty percent of the students at Scott are Hispanic; another 15 percent are black and 9 percent are Asian. Eighty-five percent are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Chuck Barber, who also offers boys’ drum corps at Vernon and Faubion schools in Northeast Portland, approached Gutierrez last year to start up a lunch-time drum class for black and Latino boys once a week. This year, it’ll expand to two classes a week, to accommodate new boys as well as those with experience.

At least one parent has a problem with the the class, saying it amounts to “blatant discrimination and equity of women, Asians, whites and Native Americans.”

“This ‘club’ was approved by the administration, and any girls who complained were brushed off and it was not addressed,” the parent wrote anonymously.

Gutierrez denies that any students were turned away from the drum corps, and vehemently rejects any suggestion that it is discrimination to offer a club catering to minority boys.

“When white people do it, it is not a problem, but if it’s for kids of color, then it’s a problem?” says Gutierrez, 40, an El Paso, Texas, native whose parents were Mexican immigrants. “Break it down for me. That’s your white privilege, and your whiteness.”

Okay you read it do you see it?  Who is really the racist here?  This woman is dangerous and she is being supported by her school district.   Even scarier is that she was trained to think this way by a California Based initiative.

A drum line of Hispanic and Black children, whoops BOYS, this group excludes the girls and every other race in the school.  But that is okay with Gutierrez.

Time to write the Portland School District and remove this hater from her position.  But I fear they took the same left leaning white guilt class she did.

One more point about the Portland Tribune and I will provide the link.  They misspelled her name within one paragraph of another mention.  Check it out

http://portlandtribune.com/pt-rss/9-news/114604-schools-beat-the-drum-for-equity

The paper and school district want to make this azzhole a hero but what she really does is hate.  She is not unifying she is dividing with the support of the press and the district.  oh and the published the word “the” back to back in the excerpt too.  I did not edit it.  Check for yourself.

A sad situation!

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NYT Leftist? No Surprise!


Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Tines (go figure the Times hires a leftist blogger) wrote an article about the Obama Administrations rules on health care that failed to allow for the religious believe that both abortion and birth control are immoral and the recent backtracking.  Here is how Rosenthal opened his article.

It’s a law of politics that when you’re losing the debate, you change it. So with the economy improving and President Obama rising in polls against his likely general election opponent, Mitt Romney, it’s not surprising that the Republicans went looking for an inflammatory social issue. They came up with contraception, which apparently is really controversial even though 99 percent of women rely on it at some point in their lives.

Note how he has his head so far up Obama’s butt that he can not see the reality through his navel lens.  He immediately blamed the Republicans for fanning the flames.  I really want to see that statistic 99%  Wow!  One wonders if contraception includes the use of condoms during sex.     Here from the study cited by these liberals to quote the 99% number.

CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD CHOICE

Method use among U.S. women who practice contraception, 2006–08
Method No. of users (in 000s) % of users
Pill 10,700 28.0
Tubal sterilization 10,400 27.1
Male condom 6,200 16.1
Vasectomy 3,800 9.9
IUD 2,100 5.5
Withdrawal 2,000 5.2
Three-month injectable (Depo-Provera) 1,200 3.2
Vaginal ring (NuvaRing) 900 2.4
Implant (Implanon or Norplant), one-month injectable (Lunelle) or patch (Evra) 400 1.1
Periodic abstinence (calendar) 300 0.9
Other* 200 0.4
Periodic abstinence (natural family planning) 100 0.2
Diaphragm
TOTAL 38,214 100.0
*Includes emergency contraception, female condom or vaginal pouch, foam, cervical cap, Today sponge, suppository or insert, jelly or cream (without diaphragm) and other methods.
†Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision.

Well the last time I checked Condoms where over the counter and we must give the government there due.  They hand them out behind the backs of parents at schools all the time (government control of our children anyone?) and much of this program is run by the now infamous Planned Parenthood  Here is one of the more subversive comments from their site on condoms.

What would be wrong with making teens ask their parents for permission to use birth control?

Basically, it would lead to more teen pregnancy. Minors seeking sexual health care services at a Planned Parenthood health center in Wisconsin were asked what they would do if they had to tell their parents they were using contraceptives. Nearly half said they would stop going to the clinic. Many others said they would stop using any sexual health care service. But only one percent said they would stop having sexual intercourse.

Unfortunately, not all young people can trust their parents to be helpful. Some parents are abusive. Many young people don’t even have contact with their parents. To keep kids safe and healthy, most states wisely let young people consent to their own medical care for a variety of services. These critical services include counseling, testing, as well as care for mental health problems, drug and/or alcohol addiction, sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy. Planned Parenthood believes that confidential health care is a public health necessity — for the young as well as for adults.

What?  No less than Planned Parenthood is telling our children not to trust their parents.  But that will be enough for now on the undermining of the family by the left (a bonus point if you can name another movement that undermined parenthood for the state).

99% interesting.  Lets take out the ones that women have to either ingest or have an invasive procedure.

Condoms 16.1

Withdrawal 5.2

Abstinence 1.1

Total 22.4

Oh and I am sure healthcare does not pay for condoms so lets see 99% minus 22.4% is 76.6%.  So Andrew and the liberals ignore the fact that there is no healthcare payments for 22% of what they call contraception.  I would say that changes the argument quite a bit.  It is religion that drives many of those 22%.  But that won’t help the argument of the left.  Rosenthal attacks the church in this passage.

I’m referring, of course, to the ridiculous brouhaha over the new health care rule mandating that businesses provide insurance coverage for birth control. The original version exempted religious institutions, like Catholic churches, but not religiously affiliated ones, like Catholic universities, that cater to the general public.

That concession wasn’t good enough for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Along with such opportunists as House Speaker John Boehner and Rick Santorum, they claimed the president was disregarding the First Amendment and assaulting religious freedom.

Bad news Andrew  they are!  The Catholic Hospitals are chartered to follow the beliefs of the church and as such can not and should not offer those services.  Nothing vague there and it is simply unconstitutional to try to force them too.  Even this so-called concession is a back door way of forcing the insurance companies that contract to provide a service to the employees to violate the religious beliefs of these institutions.

FREE MARKET MOMENT: In a free market there is insurance that does and does not cover these services and there are institutions that do and don’t.  People should be able do decide if they want to use these services and institutions based on whatever criteria they wish.

Andrew Rosenthal and Barack Obama don’t want you to make those decisions.  They want them made for you.  Here is the neat part  Rosenthal does not say the government should get out of the insurance contol business, instead he says the government should not be offering exemptions for religious reasons.

I’m also uncomfortable with the spectacle of the president and the rest of the government having to tie itself in knots to make the law of the land conform with a particular religious doctrine. What will they do if Jewish- or Muslim- or Protestant-affiliated organizations start asking for specially tailored loopholes?

Hey Andrew  how about the government NOT telling an industry how to deliver its product?  You don’t think of that do you?  What he does consider is how it reflects on the left.

And how is it that these big ideological brawls keep taking the White House by surprise? Laurie Goodstein reported in the Times today that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has been planning this battle for months. The administration seemed utterly unprepared for the “death panel” attack on the health care reform law, the debt limit debacle, Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts, and now this.

It is pretty simple.  Barack Obama and the statist left are wrong for America and while the electorate can be swayed by economic decay, which we all know leads to a party change every few years, the people don’t want too much government intervention.  News flash to the left. 63% of America does not like Obamacare, the basis for these wrong. I wonder how many of those 63% are in the 99% who use contraception.

 

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Froma Froma Froma


A few months ago I wrote about the Civility Project and it’s director Froma Harrop.  You can take a glance back at that story here.   But what we saw then was only the tip of the iceberg.  The Daily Show, much to their credit sw the hypocrisy of Froma and decided to interview her.  Watch the BS fly

This woman is a nationally syndicated Columnist?  Really?  She is about as bright as a night-light.  She argues points in a circular fashion defending her own hate but demeaning anyone who disagrees with her.  In my first piece I noted that she called the Tea Party terrorists.  Oddly I wrote that piece in August.  Yet the Daily Show seems to only find out about it now?  While I know it is a comedy show, I hope the reality of what Froma is saying is not lost on the demographics of the show.

Here we are 5 months later and she still doesn’t have a clue.

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MoveOn’s delusional petition.


MoveOn.org has a petition on-line and here is that petition.

Want a Real Economic Stimulus and Jobs Plan? Forgive Student Loan Debt!

By Robert Applebaum (Contact)

To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate and President Barack Obama

Forgiving the student loan debt of all Americans will have an immediate stimulative effect on our economy. With the stroke of the President’s pen, millions of Americans would suddenly have hundreds, or in some cases, thousands of extra dollars in their pockets each and every month with which to spend on ailing sectors of the economy. As consumer spending increases, businesses will begin to hire, jobs will be created and a new era of innovation, entrepreneurship and prosperity will be ushered in for all. A rising tide does, in fact, lift all boats – forgiving student loan debt, rather than tax cuts for corporations, millionaires and billionaires, has a MUCH greater chance of helping to rise that tide in a MUCH shorter time-frame. The future economic success of this country is wholly dependent upon a well-educated, prosperous middle class. Instead of saddling entire generations with debt from which there is no escape, let’s empower the American people to grow this economy on their own!

Therefore, we, the undersigned, strongly encourage Congress and the President to support H. Res 365, introduced by Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI), seeking student loan forgiveness as a means of economic stimulus.

For over 30 years, the rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer, and the middle class is slowly but surely being squeezed out of existence. Instead of more of the same corporate welfare/”trickle-down” economics that have been an abysmal failure for the middle class, why not try a trickle-up approach to rebuilding our economy by targeting relief at those most likely to actually help grow the economy?

So the proposal of the leftist mouthpiece MoveOn is to forgive loans for people who borrowed money to go to college.  This is classic behavior.  Claiming to be the aggrieved party and asking the government for relief, but only for themselves.  This is pathetic.  Nobody forced these people to agree to borrow money from a bank.  More importantly it is the very government they choose to petition that has driven up the cost of a higher education with Grants and its federal loan program.    Indeed the effect of grants and the loan programs has been an adverse one on the very people who it was intended to help. Here from Richard Vedderdirector of the Center of College Affordability and Productivity and teaches economics at Ohio University, is a telling statement.

It is an inconvenient truth that a larger portion of college students were from low-income backgrounds in 1970, before Pell Grants, than today. No doubt the rise in college costs relative to family incomes makes more believe that higher education is something for the affluent, not everyone. But the cure — federal student aid — is causing (at least in part) the disease.

The demand for higher education grows with rising federal financial assistance, but the supply grows less rapidly, pushing up prices (tuition fees). Supply is comparatively rigid because the so-called best schools attain their lofty reputation by turning away customers: college rankings are enhanced by taking very qualified bright kids who likely will graduate (and are disproportionately affluent). Dropping money out of airplanes over the houses of college students (or its equivalent) is not the solution.

What the demand should be is for the government to ween the nation off this albatross and to bring the cost of college down through natural market forces.  Supply and Demand being adversely  effected by government intervention?  Could that be possible?  You know it.  The history of government intervention causing a negative effect on the market is well documented.

Sorry MoveOn  forgiving the debt (and causing banks a financial loss) is not the panacea you think it is.  Maybe you should try taking responsibility for your actions, pay your debts and get out of the Occupy movement and into the work force.

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Ponder this while you sit in Zuccotti Park


So you joined the protest at #OccupyWallSt.  What next?  As you sit in the park discussing the evil banks that run the country here are a few things you might want to discuss further.

1. The system put in place by the Constitution which was not our first governmental document. Limited the powers of the Federal Government.  Many of you feel the communion between the Wall Street Banks and Government is to blame for our economic situation. That may have merit but why would you feel it is important to take the wealth from the banks by government force?  There are many examples in history both recent and within the past 80 years that show that a central power by government will not lead to the general prosperity of the people. It will in fact limit the choices available for growth.

2. Are the unions interested in you or your votes?  The majority of union members and the unions themselves represent workers for the government.  They have very little excessive law making in the public sector anymore.  The goal of the unions is to protect its salaries for the top people.  To do this they need members.  They have lobbied the government to force union shops and to force union members to pay dues even if they do not wish to be in a union.  Where is the fairness in that?

3. The abdication of responsibility for lawmaking by the congress and the executive branches of government has allowed excessive lawmaking by government agencies.  Time after time these agencies have failed in their missions or have engaged in overreaching regulations that force both banks and industries to engage in risky ventures that hurt the economy.

4. It is those same regulations and taxation by the government that helped fuel the job exodus from the United States.  As taxation increased the cost of employment and production increased.  It also drove up the cost at the retail level of all merchandise.  Rather than increasing taxes on Corporations, why would it not be prudent to reduce the size of Government and the lower taxation to a level that would make growth possible.

5. You advocate for total government intervention on one hand but claim to want freedom from oppression.  Show me one central planning government in the last 100 years that did not oppress its people.  The potential for mass oppression exists in far greater scale with Government intervention than with a market driven economy.  I will cite names like Mao, Chavez, Stalin, and Hitler as examples of dictators born of a fight over a free market society.  The people of those nations have not seen an overall improvement in their wealth while under these dictators.  Be careful what you ask for.

Enjoy your moment in the sun but as you read this on your Ipad or Blackberry remember it was a free market society that got you to where you are and put those devices in your hands.

One more thing, feel free to comment but if you decide I am wrong show me where.  Spare my readers and me your bumper sticker slogan responses.  Thanks

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Occupy Wall Street, WHY?


The people who are currently occupying a park near Wall Street are protesting something. They claim it is the Wall Street Banks.  That is fine but they are protesting the wrong place. Here is what they say on their website in reference to their mission.

Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.

Let’s address the 99% stuff.  It is an arrogant statement by these few hundred people to think they represent 99% of America.  I sincerely doubt that the couple of thousand protestors nationwide.  Seattle had a grand total of 50 people.  hardly the 99% the Occupy Wall Street folks are talking about.  Even the Tea Party which has really effected the political debate over the last three years will claim to be less than 20% of just one political parties voting block.  This shows the fallacy in the very nature of their movement.  Here is the 99% statement from these misguided Marxists.

We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we’re working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.

Well Occupy let me introduce you to the 20%  and what we believe.  They are entrepreneurs, small businesses, managers, engineers, working people with mortgages and families.  We provide a service to our employers and receive a salary negotiated with that employer.  We believe it is government intervention that caused the current financial mess we are in.  The banks were given the money by Washington.  And you go to Wall Street to protest?  Do your homework, revolutions are ugly people die.  Often those people are the very people who unwittingly started the revolution.  Because once you get the anti-rich revolution going the power void opens the door for someone who does not share your goals to step in. The 20% in the Tea Party is not advocating revolution but we are advocating common sense.  Which in your movement is sorely lacking.

You think the Arab Spring was a good thing?  Yes dictators were overthrown.  But the void in power and the very scattered nature of the overthrow has left these nations open to an even more powerful force.  Islamic Fundamentalism.  And you in your dream world can’t see that.  Or you think it is a good thing.  Good or bad many of the Dictators who have been toppled in the Middle East have one thing in common. They ran a secular Government keeping religion out of the rules.  Why would they do that?  Because the Islamic Fundamentalism that is the undercurrent of much of the Middle East is too strict and needed to be controlled.  And you want to emulate this in a country that was founded as a Democratic Republic?  There is no reason.  And that my little occupying troop is why when you look around you see yourselves sitting in a small park in New York having almost no impact on the Real American 99%.

As for your stated goal of overthrowing the banks.  I want you to read this. This little tidbit was taken from a story on the 8 day Chicago Occupy group. Posted on Enews park Forest.

There are committees: a treasury committee, a press committee, an art committee, a bicycle committee. “If anyone asks you why you don’t have a job,” someone says into a megaphone that doesn’t work, “hand them your resume and ask them for one. And if you have a job, tell them! But if you don’t, join a committee and really put your time in. Your new job is to make a change in this country.”

How delusional are you?  You rail for the overthrow of our system and at the same time you tell the protestors to ask for a job?  Where do you think that job stems from?  Wall Street and the banking community!  You are out there biting the hand that feeds you and crying that it is unfair.  See the 99% remarks.  Then you tell people to ask for a job?  Go Home.  Take a shower, write  a resume, get out there and pound the pavement. The rest of us are tired of carrying you.  Register to vote and do so in every election.  You want to effect change?  Do it the American Way, that is what the 20% on the right are doing.

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