Protesting the Marines is just a predictable by-product of the massive Bush Derangement Syndrome that exists in this God-Forsaken city. But they took it a step further and not only denounced the US Military but then wholly endorsed and even subsidized Code Pink.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., says the City of Berkeley, Calif., no longer deserves federal money
DeMint was angered after learning that the Berkeley City Council voted this week to tell the U.S. Marine Corps to remove its recruiting station from the city’s downtown.
“This is a slap in the face to all brave service men and women and their families,” DeMint said in a prepared statement. “The First Amendment gives the City of Berkeley the right to be idiotic, but from now on they should do it with their own money.”
“If the city can’t show respect for the Marines that have fought, bled and died for their freedom, Berkeley should not be receiving special taxpayer-funded handouts,” he added.
I don’t know if the following quote is true but it has been attributed to General Tommy Franks:
“When you men get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she’s dating a pussy.”
I know we live in a different time than when I went to high school, but do the students of today just rush pell-mell into sex and children without a moments thought about their future or chances for success?Of course, not all of them do. Not even a majority of them do. But those that do are perpetuating a cycle of poverty over and over again.
This morning on the way to the office I am listening to a local talk show and the issue de ‘jure concerns a school district in this country that wants to provide high school mothers with four weeks of ‘excused absences’ when they have a baby and are still in high school.
I realize that the schools are handing out condoms and such without parents’ permission, but how have we gotten to this level where we are basically rewarding bad behavior?
Babies cost money, lots of money. I know, I raised and paid for four boys to be brought up and educated. It isn’t cheap. These things don’t just go away, someone has to feed them, care for them and hopefully educate them or they perpetuate the cycle.
On the other hand, should we deny someone an education who wants one, because they have a child? If we do, then we doom that person to a life of struggle and hardship by remaining uneducated
How can we instill values in our young folks that will keep situations such as this from happening?
When they liberated the women of Afghanistan, I was silent.
I am not an Afghan woman.
When they liberated the women of Iraq, I was silent.
I am not an Iraqi woman.
Though the women in many Muslim nations are oppressed and brutalized, I reman silent.
I am not a Muslim woman, nor do I live in any of these nations.
Though a 54 year-old British woman faces 40 lashes and six months in jail in the Sudan for naming a teddy bear “Mohammed,” I reman silent.
I am not her, she is not my problem.
Once I was part of a movement dedicated to stamping out injustice against all women.
But times have changed.
Now all I care about is preserving legalized abortion.
I can–and will–remain silent about everything else.
Here’s a thought – why don’t we just swap with him? Send all our university profs down there and bring theirs up here. He would get socialist, communist, gender neutral pinkos, and we might get someone who would actually teach our young skulls full of mush the threats to liberty posed by jerks like Chavez and Castro and Kim Jung Small, etc.
Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s president, has threatened to nationalize any educational institution that does not adopt his socialist government’s new curriculum.
“All of the schools in the nation must apply this curriculum,” Mr. Chavez said this week during his regular call-in show, Hello, President. “Any school which does not comply — to be nationalized! Any university which does not comply — to be nationalized!”
Mr. Chavez has said that the nation’s educational system should promote socialist, anticapitalist values and that a new curriculum would replace “colonial, Eurocentric ideological education.” That curriculum was supposed to be instituted in elementary and secondary schools last month, but its details have not yet been released.
A school in Colorado has banned tag, after some children claimed they were being chased against their will. Well, slap my buns and call me Fred. Kids don’t want to be “it.” Imagine that. To quote Ghandi, that’s crap.
According to the assistant principal at the Discovery Canyon Campus, tag causes “conflict.” Running games, she says, are still allowed – as long as students don’t chase each other. But what’s the point of running, if you aren’t running after, or away from someone? Simply running? That’s not a game, but exercise – something only fat or unnattractive children do.
Right now, other schools have done away with tag, in favor of nonphysical alternatives like staring. They think this reduces playground squabbles, but they’re wrong. Kids need to hurt each other – it prepares them for adult hardships like marriage. The truth is, none of the kids disliked tag – it was a few enlightened (wussy) parents. Probably because back when they were kids, they were busy sucking on their inhalers.
But to some people in Vermont, the idea is bigger than a $20 novelty. They want Vermont to secede from the United States — peacefully, of course.
Disillusioned by what they call an empire about to fall, a small cadre of writers and academics is plotting political strategy and planting the seeds of separatism.
They’ve published a “Green Mountain Manifesto” subtitled “Why and How Tiny Vermont Might Help Save America From Itself by Seceding from the Union.” They hope to put the question before citizens at Town Meeting Day next March, eventually persuading the state Legislature to declare independence, returning Vermont to the status it held from 1777 to 1791.
Let’s see – their Declaration of Independence can give the goals that all Vermonters hold dear:
Lattes can never be more than one Vermont dollar and Mochas two Vermont dollars
Any living thing in Vermont can marry any other living thing in Vermont – man, woman, child, chicken, pig, insect, tree
Everyone in Vermont is guaranteed a living wage of $100,000 a year
Only the Rich will be taxed
The Rich make $50,000 a year
All cars in Vermont can only run on electricity
Electricity made by global-warming inducing coal is banned
Electricity made by eeeeeevil nuclear power is banned
Electricity made by burning eeeevil oil is banned
In fact, eeeeevil oil is banned forever from even being talked about
Lifetime subscriptions to the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Mother Jones, High Times, and Rolling Stone are guaranteed for every citizen of Vermont
Republicans are banned
All schools will be financed only by taxes on the rich
No one is illegal in Vermont – except for the aforementioned Republicans
Only Cruelty-free products can be sold in Vermont
Women are guaranteed twice the salary of any man
No sales taxes on food, dope, or hemp clothing – except for the rich
Incandescent light bulbs are banned
Coal and wood may not be burned, except for the immolation of images of George W Bush or Amerikkka
Self-defense is strictly limited to cutting remarks and “that look”
Any discrimination against women, gays, cripples, dips, pets, communists, socialists, immigrants, or Democrats is punishable by banishment to New Hampshire