12/10/2013 12:10:00 PM
Can you believe this -- President Obama taking a selfie at the Nelson Mandela memorial:
Roberto Schmidt, AFP/Getty Images
12/9/2013 1:06:00 PM
Obama Garden Gnome
You might do a double take here... but is this an Obama zombie garden gnome?
I got to admit... it looks a lot like him. This gnome was found at a local Fort Wayne Meijer and is still on the shelf as far as I can tell. So it leads me to a few questions. Is the zombie modeled after President Obama? IF it is... is it racist? Is it wrong to sell these? Is it wrong to own these and put them in your garden? Is this what everyone will look like after Obamacare? Perhaps...
The ears lead me to believe it is Obama.
Or maybe there's no actual connection and it's all a coincidence. Maybe... But none the less wait for the national outcry.
12/8/2013 7:39:00 AM
It might be hard to believe... but the Federal Government still works with floppy disks.
Yes... the same floppy disks you used in 1994. The same floppy disks that promised hundreds of free hours of AOL. The same floppy disks that came in a bundle of 15 to install Windows 95.
Maybe this is why the government can't be trusted with the technology of Obamacare. Are we sure they're not trying to upgrade the site using these same disks? Read the article here:
The New York Times explains that the government's secure email system "is expensive, and some government agencies have not yet upgraded to it. As a result, some agencies still scan documents on to a computer and save them on floppy disks. The disks are then sent by courier to the register."
BTW - it seems the government blogs are as infrequent as radio blogs. The last three posts on the Federal Register is from 9/30/13, 10/17/13 and 12/3/13.
12/5/2013 4:01:00 PM
Trey Gowdy Won't Back Down
If Trey Gowdy is speaking... I am listening. In this round of verbal knock out, he takes on Presidential logic of ignoring laws:
BOOM! That just happened. If you're not familiar with Trey Gowdy, take a moment to go on YouTube and search his name. All of his encounters with nonsense are documented... and you'll like them all.
He raises a lot of good questions -- why do you get to pick and choose the laws you want to enforce? What makes you qualified to judge what is enforceable and not? AND don't you see a blatant infringement of law by working this way?
A great follow-up came from Senator Ted Cruz... who has a hard time finding differences between this President and a dictator:
12/5/2013 2:29:00 PM
What A Million Dollars Looks Like
Ever wonder what a million dollars looks like? Take a look...
That might not be a million dollars in cash -- but that's how much the US Government paid for this stack of bricks. Looks like what you would see at Menards garden section. I don't have to understand art to know that this is government waste.
12/2/2013 1:29:00 PM
President Uses Slur
Did President Obama just use a sexual slur in a hand written letter?
As one blogger said, "this has to be the first time in history that a sitting President penned a letter using a sexual slur towards someone that disagrees with his not at all ideological politics."
I imagine it's not meant to be sexual in nature. But what is the meaning? Is he attempting to be derogatory? Is it meant to degrade a certain group of people? He's using language in a passive abusive way... and it shows how disconnected he really is -- or maybe how common abusive language is used by liberals. Insults have become so common to liberals that they are immune to accountability.
Even if the original letter written to the President uses the term -- the fact that he had to gang pile onto it even further speaks to his character and proves he doesn't come to the table with pure intentions.
Get the story here
12/1/2013 7:40:00 AM
The Real Criminal
In the "who's the real victim here" story of the week:
Video and photo courtesy Fox10
According to the would be robbers family... the real criminal is the good samaritan.
“If [the customer's] life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him - what gives him the right to think that it's okay to just shoot someone?”
The family of the teen who held up the store argues their son was simply holding up a Family Dollar at gunpoint on a pleasant afternoon when a big ol' mean shopper -- who by the way had nothing to do with being taken hostage -- decided to interrupt his game and not mind his own business.
I can see why the family was angry -- the kid was shot five times. But it was justified. He was holding workers hostage at gunpoint... and who knows what else he had in mind. PLUS the kid was out of bond for holding up another store just a few weeks earlier.
If it would of been a cop that shot this kid it would be the same story -- the family would have blamed the police. And I'm just going to guess it would garner national attention because somehow someone would raise the race flag.
I just hope the good samaritan isn't financially ruined by lawsuits from the family. Either way I hope the workers at that Family Dollar send him thank you cards every year for the rest of their lives. They got to see what a true hero looks like.
But I think we all have some sort of blame "blind spot" where we overlook the obvious because it fits our own personal agenda. It's just that some blind spots are bigger than others... and some choose to have them because right and wrong isn't enough.
11/27/2013 12:32:00 PM
Kids are smelly... but they don't have to be:
What if your kid brought home this letter... would you take offense to it? I wouldn't and the parents of that class shouldn't either. But that's not to say I would sign this document and send it back with my kid. I would throw it away. There's no need to confirm delivery of this letter.
The letter is written out of frustration and clearly is insensitive to the situation. This is one of those situations where you should go to the parents directly. Don't hide behind the piece of paper -- it's not going to solve of the problem.
In the end -- take care of your children and don't put them in situations where a teacher needs to write a letter like this.
Link to the article here
11/24/2013 8:29:00 AM
You're Intolerant For Your Beliefs
I would like talk to anyone who are fast to scream "separation of church and state" try to argue this one:
The school is saying you're intolerant for your beliefs. They're saying you're raising your children to be hateful towards other religions.They're saying you're a bad parent for teaching your Christian children that other faiths are false.
First of all -- why would you try to scare the parents for something they absolutely have the right to do? But this is a lame excuse to indoctrinate our kids by saying there is no right or wrong. Morals are what you make of it. It's the idea that there are many paths to the same outcome. It's the idea that the schools system knows what is right for your kids -- not you as the parent.
I've also read that the school revoked this field trip after complaints and apologized. But it doesn't change the way the school system thinks and makes decisions. They're going to continue to make decisions that impact your kids with this mindset... and that should be enough to keep you very involved with school politics -- that's if you haven't decided to home school.
You can read the story here
11/23/2013 8:04:00 AM
Give To The Homeless
Have you ever given money to the homeless? Have you ever not wanted to give to the homeless? It can be tricky in the sense that you don't want to fuel an addiction, nor do you want to ignore someone that needs help. Here's a campaign they did in England:
This is a great approach and I'm glad it works for them. But as John Stossel says... you shouldn't give to someone with a sign:
So who should you give to?It's your money. Keep that in mind. It's YOUR money. But you're going to be doing much better by giving to legit charities and not directly to someone. So what do you you do?
I'm with John Stossel here. It's not a good idea to give to someone with a sign because you don't know where it goes and you can very well be contributing to the wrong cause.