The Education System on BI

At one time about 37 years ago, after having spent 20 years in the USN and having been exposed to very many lifestyles in my travels around this country as well as others, I became very concerned with just what was going on with the school systems here in the US. But more specifically what was happening, or not, right here in River City!

Way back then even obtuse me began to see a different direction that was slowly being imposed on the criteria of material being taught to our kids. I don't believe that I was all that oriented, or really informed of  either a right or left leaning bent. I just thought I knew what was right and wrong.

Not liking what I was seeing, I ran for School Committee and was elected and then given the job of Chairperson, ( See, this was another indication of where things were going) by my peers.

For the next 12 years or so it was an on going battle trying to balance the need for money to run the school system, with the ever increasing demands from the evermore intrusive State Board of education.

With their demand that we in corporate into our curriculum all sorts of unfunded mandates that they unilaterally saddled us with.  The first was Public Law (94-142) which was called the Special Education Law I do believe.

Since then the degradation of the Education of all RI kids has been on the skids. Everything has become oriented toward the sole purpose of making the kids "feel good" about themselves, "Increasing their self esteem", Making them aware of the feelings and worth of the children of the world, all sorts of feel good information that most people used to pick up on their own.

All this at the expense of the classes and lessons that really prepare our kids  for the real world out there.  You know like being able to read,write, and spell American English, string two or three co-herent thoughts together on a piece of paper, balance a checkbook, make change, Science, History, (American, World, Ancient) That has NOT been revised by the very left leaning establishment, basic Math, all the things that ought to be taught to our younger generations.

SO, this brings me to where we are today. The elections for  School Committee members here on BI are Non-partisan, so you cannot tell just where a candidate is sort of coming from by her/his political leanings or party affiliations.

So I think that if we want to get our local, "Edifice of Erudition" back on the straight and narrow path and eliminate all the feel good bullshit, we should publicly ask of our candidates just what their thoughts are of the direction in they would steer us, and for what reasons.

Myself I am all for the old time stuff of "readin', writin', and 'rithmitic"! TIFN    


Well here I sit after watching all the news about the big win for the Governor of Wisconsin. Seems as though he won by a total of 53%. That kind of tells me that despite all the millions of dollars of Union members money spent to oust him,that there are a lot more rational people in the state than there are tose of the Progressive,Liberal, Socialist, Communist bent!

 Now, wouldn't it be sweet if the Governor of this crooked little state was to follow in the foot steps of a REAL Governor? After all, didn't he run as an Independent so he wouldn't be beholden to all the various unions, pac's and other graft ridden politicians in this state?

 Then he starts a proceeding to stop the Feds from taking a local murderer form the arms of our oh so forgiving state because he would then be subject to the death penalty.

 He killed someone, an eye for an eye, if convicted, feed him his big dose of dope, rope, lead, or electrons, what ever they use in the place of his ultimate confinement.

Duh, I wrote this one a few days ago but didn't get chance to post it till now.  Was busy getting a camera threaded up an artery for a look-see into my inner-most workings. TIFN

The Dead Shall rise to vote again!

So I wonder if all the upright and totally honest election officials in this wonderfully un-corrupt state are going to get off their asses and get all the dead people off of our voting lists! You think it will happen?

How about all the illegal folks who populate our little haven on the water? Will they all be removed from the voting rolls? And the local environs? Doubtful.

Oh yeah, while these people are in the process of cleaning up our  lists of miscreants who try to vote, I wonder if they are also going to cut them off from their food stamps most probably illegally obtained and used.

When is the 99 weeks of unemployment  payments going to end? How did it ever get from 26 to 99?
When are Jack Reed and Shel Whitehouse going to stop feeding into only their voter base ,and start taking care of business for ALL the people of this state and not just the ones who keep voting for them and their handouts?

These two and those losers in the House need to be voted out of office and the next ones put in their places, monitored on a weekly basis to keep them on the track they said they would follow if we elected them!

If new people run for office, professing to do so only for egalitarian, and unselfish reasons, How do we vet them? And then assure ourselves that they are not straying from the straight and narrow?

It is a paradox and I have no idea how to solve it that doesn't include some kind of mayhem ?

But I will tell you one thing, I am heartily sick and tired of forking over all the tax money I have to pay in order for some lazy assed SOB to sit on his ass eating potato chips and watching his best bud "ohemmoroid" send this country down the drain while all his adoring public applauds him with one hand in my pocket.

Am I a bitter disillusioned old man? You bet your ass I am! TIFN