Monday, June 7, 2010

June 7, 2010

Public Schools

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has not only gone on attack to public unions by refusing to raise taxes and cutting spending, but is also looking to establish "choice" in schools. Pointing out that in Newark, the taxpayer spends $20,000 per student per year on education and gets subpar results, Christie has said:

"Parents and children who are being failed by a public school system whose costs are exorbitant and whose results are insulting deserve a choice. We don't have to look far around the country to know that vouchers and experiments in school choice are working, that they're producing results.

In D.C., those in that program are now reading 19 months ahead of their peers outside of the program. This isn't a coincidence, we know it's not a coincidence. We know that there's over five-million children trapped in over ten-thousand failing public schools around America."

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Democrats who are whole owned subsidiaries of the Teacher's Union, are in the position of failing their minority members in order to keep this union happy.

Obama: I can handle it

Here's a bit of history for you from the pen of Bryon York.

On September 1, 2008, Barack Obama, fresh from his Roman-colonnade speech on the final night of the Democratic convention in Denver, talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about Gustav and the Gulf. The question: As president, could he handle an emergency like that? Obama pointed to the size of his campaign and its multi-million dollar budget as evidence of his executive abilities. “Our ability to manage large systems and to execute, I think, has been made clear over the last couple of years,” Obama said. That executive ability, he added, “indicates the degree to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

He goes on to explain how his executive experience on the campaign far outweighs that of Sarah Palin. Another liberal who has no grasp of the facts. And we've now seen his executive experience at work in the gulf.

Robert Conquest's Three Laws of Politics:

1.Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
2.Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.
3.The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.

This is on the web today and I found it interesting. It recognizes a lot of what we see happening and explains how the Obama Whitehouse seems to be bleeding with stupid releases of information (ie. the Romanoff controversy right after the Sestak controversy). And it also reinforces my belief that conspiracies at the federal government level can never be kept quiet (do you hear that "truthers"?)

A New Book Explains Why Science Seems to have Gotten Global Warming so WRONG!

"If the data and forecasts in this book are correct, then the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the National Academy of
Sciences in the United States, the Royal Society in the United Kingdom, the
Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO in Australia are all wrong. How can this be?

Firstly, there aren’t that many scientists involved in the IPCC deliberations.
The inner core is possibly twenty souls. Secondly, they were untroubled by the necessity to concoct fraudulent data to get their desired results. "<>


R.A. Hall Elementary School fourth-grader Julisa Castillo has been named
division champion for the 2010 National Science Fair.

project, “Disproving Global Warming,” beat more than 50,000 other projects
submitted by students from all over the U.S.

Julisa originally entered
her project in her school science fair before sending it to the National Science
Foundation (NSF) to be judged at the national level.

The NSF panel of judges included former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, 14
recipients of the President’s National Medal of Science, and four former

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