Education In America!

I am sitting here reading some of my favorite blogs, and in the background my wife has the TV going and is watching the program, "Are you smarter than a Fifth Grader?". The contestant is a High School Biology teacher who had been recently voted as the, "Teacher of the Year" in his State. Sitting in the audience with his parents, is the Principal of the school where he teaches. He appeared to be "thirty something" in age. The Principal looked to be in her early fifties. He is going for a $175,000.00 dollar question. And that Question was: "Canberra is the Capitol of what Country"?

Well after he hemmed and hawed for a few minutes he came up with the answer of, Uzbekistan! Now I'm screaming at the TV and calling this guy every derogatory name I can think of! And he goes with that answer. Then they turn to the kid who has written an answer down in secret and ask her, a fifth grader the same question. She wrote the correct answer of Australia, but they haven't revealed to all of us whether the guy is right or if she is. They they turn to the Principal sitting there and ask her if Australia is the right answer. To my complete amazement and total chagrin, she looks at the camera and says, "No, it sure isn't Australia"!

After I pried myself off the ceiling and wiped all the spit off my face and chest, I sat here in total denial that two people from the same school system could be that stupid! Or maybe not! Could it be that it is the fault of the good ole system of education in this country has been going down the tubes for the last 50 years, and that this is one instance of the culmination of the process? After years of teaching kids to have self esteem, and to be politically correct, don't touch the girls in your class, don't you dare to bring a pocket knife to school little boy, don't spit on the sidewalk, that they have completely forgotten to teach the kids anything of any real value in their 13 years in school?

It is high time for this country to get back to the basics of education FIRST, and then move on to all that esoteric bullshit when they are old enough to understand what it is all about.

Update: Latest contestant has a "[{Masters degree In Education}]" and he DID NOT KNOW that Juneau Alaska was the furthest north state capital! He picked Bangor Maine!Duh! Isn't it Augusta? And the last question this genius blew was, "Who was the first person in 1953 to climb to the top of Mt Everest"? If any younger person than 35 doesn't know, it was Sir Edmund Hillary. I am just beside myself with despair!!! TIFN



Hi All. This time out, I am going to put up a post I have copied from another, "nationally read" blog. It is kind of lengthy, but you NEED to read the whole thing and then randomly pick out a couple to verify them. BTW, I HAVE GOTTEN written permission from the author of the piece to post it on this blog! So here it is. Read and be as amazed as I was by the blatant falsehoods, (LIES), that this man has foist on the oh so gullible American public! The far lefties think they have the reincarnation of JFK here, but what they really have is a common, run of the mill, low life, I'll sell my soul to the highest bidder if you can make me President, Chicago politician, who changes his views and positions as fast as the wind changes direction in that windy city!

Posted by Old NFO at 1:32 PM 5 comments
Sunday, July 13, 2008

Obama's not exactly...

A few 'minor' corrections to Obama's pronouncements... All verifiable via the net. Please feel free to add any that I missed, as I'm SURE this is not anywhere near a complete list!

1.) Selma Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961. Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google 'Obama Selma' for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)

2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

4) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - NOT EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya . It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga's follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for verification of that....and for more.Obama's cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers burned Christians' homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get.

5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to Mention that no Christian religion would allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man, except Mormons.

6.) My Name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and 'Baraka' (from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.Barack Hussein. Obama is not half black. If elected, Obama would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side. While Barack Hussein Obama's father was from Kenya , his father's family was mainly Arabs. Barack Hussein Obama's father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father's birth certificate even states he's Arab, not African Negro).

7.) I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office. 4-3-08 Article 'Obama was 'quite religious.'

8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian - NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book). February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it'll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as 'one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.' This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says 'Obama's narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.

9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia , I Have More Foreign Experience - NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn't even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.

11.) I'm Stronger On Foreign Affairs - NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates said you were just fine.

13.) An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.

14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life - NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.

15.) I Won't Run On A National Ticket In '08 - NOT EXACTLY, here you are. Despite saying live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

16.) Voting 'Present' is Common In Illinois Senate - NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

17.) Oops, I Misvoted - NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.

18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - NOT EXACTLY, you didn't write it, introduce it, change it, or create it.

21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

23.) I Have Released My State Records - NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.

24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens . You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America - NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27.) We passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.

28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA - NOT EXACTLY, the Canadian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.

29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism - NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel .

30.) I Want All Votes To Count - NOT EXACTLY, you said let the delegates decide.

31.) I Want Americans To Decide - NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn't write yourself.

33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - NOT EXACTLY, you used mafia-like tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

34.) I Don't Take PAC Money - NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.

35.) I don't Have Lobbyists - NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.
36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - NOT EXACTLY, you weren't in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.

38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - NOT EXACTLY, your Plan leaves the rest of us to pay for the 15,000,000 who won't have to buy it.

So there you have it folks! Make up your mind and vote your conscience in the fall! Would you rather have an old guy on his last legs, hopefully for at least four years, who is basically honest and trustworthy, or that lying piece of nitrogeneous waste manner named in the above post? TIFN


The Main Stream Media strikes again!!

Does anybody out there except the rabid lefty loonies really believe ANYTHING the MSM professes to be true anymore? The following is a copy of a letter from a retired Major General of the Army to a local newspaper. I didn't see anything about copyrights or restrictions about passing this on, so will all you folks who can't wait to castigate me for my copy right infringements just hold your criticisms for a bit.
This was forwarded to me by a past, long time, (35 years) home owner on the Island. He is a very intelligent person and vets all things he passes to me if possible. So I do believe it, and post it herewith for your perusal! This just goes to show you how far they will go to get their messiah elected this fall.

And some still doubt there is flagrant bias afoot in the media...?.

This story is not so much about inaccuracy as it is about what Catholic
schoolboys used to whimsically refer to as “Jesuit half-truths”, i.e.,
withholding essential bits of information to induce gullible listeners or
readers to form wrong opinions….. or at best…..endorse slightly distorted

Providing facts to allow the public to form objective opinions is what some
of us like to believe reporting should be about. But that’s naive if we
don’t happen to own TV/Radio stations or newspapers.

ABC staffers chose to follow the lead of their owners.

Note: . According to SNOPES.COM this cannot be verified and is
undetermined.......however, statistically this [story] is probably true as
the odds are small that McCain would receive only 1 out of 6 votes.(cf

This from Major General (ret) Buckman


My niece, Katelyn, stationed at Baluud , Iraq was assigned, with others of
her detachment, to be escort/guard/ watcher for Martha Raddatz of ABC News
as she covered John McCain's recent trip to Iraq . Katelyn and her Captain
stood directly behind Raddatz as she queried GI's walking past. They kept
count of the GI's and you should remember these numbers. She asked 60 GI's
who they planned to vote for in November. 54 said John McCain, 4 for Obama
and 2 for Hillary. Katelyn called home and told her Mom and Dad to watch
ABC news the next night because she was standing directly behind Raddatz and
maybe they'd see her on TV. Mom and Dad of course, called and emailed all
the kinfolk to watch the newscast and maybe see Katelyn. Well, of course, we
all watched and what we saw wasn't a glimpse of Katelyn, but got a hell' uva
view of skewed news. After a dissertation on McCain's trip and speech, ABC
showed 5 GI's being asked by Raddatz how they were going to vote in
November; 3 for Obama and 2 for Clinton . No mention of the 54 for McCain.