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This post by IowaHawk comparing Texas schools and Wisconsin schools is so well done I think we may have to require Iowahawk to be serious at least once a week. http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/03/longhorns-17-badgers-1.html
Trying to explain what public schools were like in the 1970s to my son is difficult. He finds it easier to believe in wizards that play ball on broomsticks than to believe in what the best minds of the day thought were educational breakthroughs. Recently I tried to explain to him why I never learned [...]
While visiting an art museum the Burkeanson was able to tell all the stories of Greek and Roman Mythology and the Old Testament, but he knew very little of the stories from the life of Christ. He has read of Jesus and his impact in history books, but he knew very little of the parables and [...]
Can you name three Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, who with firm reliance on the prtection of Divine Providence, had mutually pledge to each other their Lives, their Fortunes and their sacred Honor? The answer will be told soon. (h/t Thomas Jefferson)
Lower Merion School District in Philadelphia is well funded. Funded well enough in fact that they issued laptops to high-school students. All well and good so far, eh? Blake J Robbins v. Lower Merion School District paints a picture straight out of 1984. The Robbin’s child was disciplined by the school for “improper behavior”. (What’s [...]
THE DOUBLE-D STRATEGY FOR RESCUING AMERICA Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler Thursday, 17 December 2009 A friend of mine lives in Kona on the Big Island in Hawaii. He has a fishing boat which he proudly named the 44-DD after a spectacular feature of his wife’s anatomy. This is not about that sort of Double-D. [...]
All the Town Hall weblog contributors: 2009 is NOT the end of the decade.
It has been two hundred and thirty-three years since brave British, North American Subjects declared their freedom and called themselves Americans and their nation as these United States of America. In 1787, they formed a Constitution to keep the misrule of tyrants at bay if their future generations would keep that documents. Read the Constitution [...]
Who says I don’t have a better idea on health care. My Faith Tradition does: * a truly universal health policy with respect for human life and dignity * access for all with a special concern for the poor and inclusion of legal immigrants * pursuing the common good and preserving pluralism including freedom of [...]
@28thamendment over at twitter.com is conductiong a campaign to amend the U.S. Constitution. This proposed article of amendment will curtail the tossing of the taxpayers’ incomes into the bottomless money pit called the federal government. I copy the proposal below: The 28th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America First Draft Proposal [...]
or rather listern to JOHNATHAN MCCOY’s No N-word speech
http://www.flock.com #fail on its blogging editor!
You may be wondering how California got a $21 billion deficit in the first place. You may be wondering if it is true that vital state services will have to be cut. Well let’s take a look at one of those services that everyone, except me, agrees are important and worthy of public funds. Let’s [...]
Tweeting caused economy says Harvard prof. #tcot
Just saw this: under a law Congress passed last year aimed at regulating hazards in children’s products, the federal government has now advised that children’s books published before 1985 should not be considered safe and may in many cases be unlawful to sell or distribute. Aside from the issue of putting out of business just [...]
Did the Democrats regain power too late to finish FDR’s & LBJ’s nanny4tate?
Forget Rand’s fiction, go for the real change and hope through Friedman
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