Quote Of The Day

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rules? We Make 'Em Up As We Go Along

From The Mouths Of Babes

Jeanine Norton

Administrative Secretary

April Lane School

(530) 822-5215

(530) 822-5028 fax


Written by a 15 yr. old School Kid in Ohio:

New Pledge of Allegiance (TOTALLY AWESOME!)


Since the Pledge of Allegiance & The Lords Prayer

Are not allowed in Schools anymore

Because the word 'God' is mentioned...

A Kid in Ohiowrote the attached:


NEW School prayer:


Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule.
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise..
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible..
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
Amen

If you aren't ashamed to do this,
Please pass this on.
Jesus said,
'If you are ashamed of me,
I will be ashamed of you before my Father.'

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Let's Play "Bullshit Bingo"

Rules for Bullshit Bingo

1. Before Barrack Obama's next televised speech, prepare your "Bullshit Bingo"
card by drawing a square. I find that 5" x 5" is a good size -- and dividing it into
columns --five across and five down. That will give you 25 1-inch blocks.

2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:

. Restored our reputation
. Strategic fit
. Let me be clear
. Make no mistake
. Back from the brink
. Signs of recovery
. Out of the loop
. Benchmark
. Job creation
. Fiscal restraint
. Win-win
. Affordable health care
. Previous Administration
. Greed on Wall Street
. At the end of the day
. Empower (or empowerment)
. Touch base
. Mindset
. Corporate greed
. Ballpark
. Game plan
. Leverage
. Inherited as in "I inherited this mess"
. Relief for working families (alternate - "unprecedented")


3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.

4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout
"BULLSHIT!"



Testimonials from past satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players:

"I had been listening to the speech for only five minutes when I won."
- Jack W., Boston

"My attention span during speeches has improved dramatically."
- David D., Florida

"What a gas! Speeches will never be the same for me after my first win."
- Bill R., New York City

"The atmosphere was tense in the last speech as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." - Ben G., Denver

"The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed "BULLSHIT!" for the third time in two hours." - Harry A, Chantilly


Sunday, March 14, 2010

The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net

So many speak about it. So many make claims about what it does or doesn't do. Read it and each of it's amendments so you will know!



The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net

This Has Merit - Reality Check

Frank Rich , 'The New Rove-Cheney Assault on Reality': '[T]he revisionist floodgates have opened with the simultaneous arrival of Karl Rove's memoir and Keep America Safe, a new right-wing noise machine invented by Dick Cheney's daughter Liz and the inevitable William Kristol. This gang's rewriting of history knows few bounds. ... Could any of this non-reality-based shtick stick? So far the answer is No. Rove's book and Keep America Safe could be the best political news for the White House in some time. This new eruption of misinformation and rancor vividly reminds Americans why they couldn't wait for Bush and Cheney to leave Washington. But the old regime's attack squads are relentless and shameless. The Obama administration, which put the brakes on any new investigations into Bush- Cheney national security malfeasance upon taking office, will sooner or later have to strike back. Once the Bush-Cheney failures in Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran again come home to roost, as they undoubtedly and explosively will, someone will have to remind our amnesia-prone nation who really enabled America's enemies in the run-up to 9/11 and in its aftermath. ... If we are really to keep America safe, it's essential we remember exactly which American politicians empowered Iran, Al Qaeda and the Taliban from 2001 to 2008, and why.'

Education Reform - This Should Be Good!

ADMINISTRATION UNVEILS 'NO CHILD' REWRITE - POLITICO's Nia-Malika Henderson: 'President Barack Obama unveiled his plan for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's school system Saturday, proposing changes he says would shift emphasis from teaching to the test to a more nuanced assessment of judging school and student progress. On Monday, Obama will submit his blueprint for reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind law to Congress, and he's given lawmakers a powerful incentive to take up the bill this year-his budget proposal includes a $1 billion bonus should new legislation land on his desk this year. Obama's proposal would toss out the core of the Bush-era law, which calls for across-the-board proficiency from all students in reading and math by 2014, and instead emphasize revamped assessment tools that link teacher evaluations to student progress, and a goal of having students career and college ready upon graduation. ... The blueprint is 'not only a plan to renovate a flawed law, but also an outline for a re-envisioned federal role in education,' Obama writes in the introduction to the 45-page document released Saturday evening. Under the proposed guidelines, the nation's 100,000 schools would be divided into categories, based on how well their students are performing based on annual tests. Low-performing schools would require state intervention, and could face a complete shutdown. ... Among the changes are a greater emphasis on evaluating teachers more rigorously, including rolling back seniority, implementing merit pay and allowing districts greater flexibility in assigning students.'

Serve With ACORN Squash