Would someone please tell Michelle Obama to stop talking about school lunches until her kids eat like the kids at government run schools?

I am so tired of Michelle Obama’s school lunch preaching. All across this country kids and parents are complaining.  Federal food standards for government run schools are a horrible disaster.  When her kids eat the same lousy foods my kids get served, then I might care to listen to what she has to say.  I decided to compare five days of lunches at A) my kids’ government run school where I pay a ton in school taxes and that doesn’t even cover their lunch and B) the swanky, posh private school where the Obama girls go to get educated (when they’re not traipsing with their mom on swanky, posh vacations).  On a side note, I can’t have my kids out of school more than five days per school year w/out being threatened with legal action; how do they get away with all those vacations? Never mind. Liberals play by different rules than the rest of us. If nothing more, my kids’ Common Core-based curriculum has reconfirmed to me that everything is relative in their world. But I digress . . . here, for your comparison, are the lunch menus.  Talk about inequality!

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No, they are not human rights. Sorry.

A FB friend posted the following status:

Universal access to healthcare, education, water and food are essential human rights.  Agree or disagree?  Those who disagree please tell me which of your children will serve as tribute in the next hunger games?

Here is my response:

A right is something that is inherent in being a human being. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are rights. Healthcare and education are not human rights because they cannot be obtained w/out demanding them from another. If I have to force someone (wither the provider or the taxpayer) to give me those things/services without paying for them myself they can’t be rights. I can’t force a doctor to fix me nor can I can’t force a person to teach me. The last two are not human rights, however, the right to access to those things are human rights. I have no right to demand someone give me water nor can I demand someone give me food. However, I should have every right to obtain them whether I shop at a store or hunt in the woods. Healthcare, education, water, and food are not human rights in and of themselves. They are goods and services to be exchanged, quid pro quo for something of value. Don’t get me wrong, I support a lot of charities because I think people need help obtaining these goods and services. But, they are not rights. To make them rights would be to allow others to be forced/coerced to provide them at the expense of others or by having the goods or services paid for by people not in receipt of the goods or services. That is tantamount to slavery and is why every institution of communism has eventually failed.

When Liberals Take Over Christmas

In case you haven’t been listening or paying attention, liberals are proudly boasting their insistence that they have taken over the USA, a conservative will NEVER again be elected to POTUS, and they are now empowered to continue (unabated and uncontested) the “fundamental” transformation of our country.  While liberals dream of a third term for their savior, Obama; I can’t help but wonder how the Christmas holiday will change if (God forbid) those “in your face” liberals are correct.  Here’s what I envision.

  1. Santa will be shutdown for myriad reasons. First, he’s a rich, old, white, male.  According to most liberal stereotypes, that means he’s probably a Republican.  Second, he lives in an area where they think global warming is making an impact.  They must control that land so he’ll need to be ousted by eminent domain. Third, if he can’t be ousted due his mere presence in that part of the world, he’ll be ousted for his carbon footprint. Those elf-run factories must have one hell of a carbon footprint. Fourth, speaking of carbon footprints, Santa is known to leave coal for bad kids. Obama wants the coal industry decimated. What better way than to shut down one of the big coal users? Fifth, Santa is notorious for his flabby, “bowl full of jelly” physique. I’m sure Michelle Obama will shut him down as a poor role model for today’s youth.  Sixth, I’m pretty certain Santa’s workshops are not regulated by OSHA.  Seventh, I like to believe Santa’s workshops are not yet unionized. I’m sure the liberals can make that happen. Resulting in unsustainable Santa-funded pensions and benefits leaving nothing left to make toys for the good little boys and girls. Leading to an eventual shut-down. Eighth, I have proof Santa has, for many years, given toy and real firearms to people as gifts. That will be unacceptable. I could go on and on . . . but you get the point.
  2. Rudolph will be jailed for using an incandescent bulb.
  3. Lights on houses will be outlawed because they waste electricity.  If not completely outlawed, the government will require them to be attached to a Smart Grid so they can decide when the lights are allowed to be turned on and off.
  4. Christmas as a government-endorsed holiday will end because the holiday has a basis in the Christian religion. No more day’s off of work. You’ll need to take vacation.
  5. Gift shopping will become regulated. Only local, fair-trade, green, organic, and/or sustainable items will be available for purchase.  Shopping at Wal-Mart will become strictly prohibited (unless, of course, they unionize).
  6. People who celebrate Christmas will be taxed.  Probably to off-set the union contracted triple overtime or something like that for government personnel who have to work that day.
  7. Fresh cut Christmas trees will be outlawed because of the impact to the ozone. Regardless of how sustainably they are farmed and harvested.
  8. The trend towards outlawing red and green in public schools will become a national mandate (probably by an executive order Obama passes). I’m not making this one up. It’s already happening. Google it.
  9. Stockings will no longer be allowed to hang by the chimney.  That presents a fire hazard.
  10. Candy canes will be outlawed because sucking on them can result in a viciously sharp point.  That point can be used to harm someone.  Schools will hang up “Candy Cane Free Zone” signs to make sure they don’t make it onto school grounds.
  11. All old family heirloom decorations will be confiscated.  They might have lead or other dangerous chemicals if they were produced before the government started to meddle in everything.
  12. Five-pointed stars will be outlawed because they discriminate against Jewish people who embrace the six-pointed star.  Unless, of course, it is a red star which is a communist-embraced symbol.
  13. All Christmas carols and songs will be rewritten by Obama speech writers.  “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” will become “Goddess Rest Ye Merry Gentle Folk”, “Good King Wenceslas” will become “Bad Oppressor Republican”, “Frosty the Snowman” will become “Frosty the Snowperson”, “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” will become “I’m Dreaming of a Multi-ethnic Holiday”, “We Three Kings” will become “We Three Union Bosses”, “Little Drummer Boy” will become “Vertically Challenged Drummer Youth”, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”, will become “I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus”, you get the point.
  14. Snowmen will be outlawed for two reasons. First, the term SnowMEN is offensive to feminists. Second, the existence of snowmen brings into question the existence of global warming and we wouldn’t want anyone to question that “settled science”.
  15. Use of the words peace and  peaceful will be restricted so they can only be uttered publicly when describing the thugs (sorry, the wonderful humanitarians) at the UN or the Occupy Wall Street people.
  16. Hot cocoa will be outlawed because the cocoa beans might come from countries where they oppress their workers.
  17. Children will no longer be able to leave cookies and milk out for Santa (assuming he hasn’t already been outlawed). Home baked cookies are not subject to government regulation and the milk might be raw milk.  Also, these might accidentally be seen and consumed by a robber who would then be able to sue the homeowners for creating an attractive nuisance.
  18. Gingerbread houses will be outlawed unless they meet all building codes, are union built, and are eligible for Section 8.
  19. All of the “Elf on the Self” elves must approved by the NSA and join a public employee union because only the government is allowed to spy on you and your family.
  20. Letters to Santa (assuming he hasn’t already been outlawed) will be prohibited because of the unnecessary burden on the US Postal Service.

There. That’s twenty. I know there are more.  Fee free to add your own ideas in the comments.

P.S. Ho ho ho . . . and Merry Christmas a little early.

I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like this Common Core plan

I AM FURIOUS WITH THE NEW COMMON CORE BASED MATH WORKBOOKS

In my daughter’s homework a few weeks ago, she had to do addition and subtraction of four-digit numbers.  Part of her assignment (per the workbook) was to CHECK her work.  The workbook said it was OK to use rounding to determine if her answers were REASONABLE.  The workbook did not say to check to make sure her answers were CORRECT.

Here’s an example: If you add 1,111 and 7,777 you get 8,8888.  According to the workbook, to check your work, you round to the thousands.  So, you add 1,000 and 8,000 to get 9,000.  Since 8,888 rounds to 9,000 it’s good enough.  Any answer from 8,500 to 9,499 would be considered reasonable according to the workbook.

HELL NO!

I told my daughter, in our house we check our work the old fashioned way.  We make sure the answer is CORRECT.  I made her go back and check her work using the real method to make sure her answers were CORRECT.  Making sure your answer is REASONABLE is what will get you fired in the real world.  I can’t wait until we get bridge engineers doing truss calculations and being happy when the calculations are REASONABLE instead of CORRECT.

I am perfectly fine with kids being taught how to estimate by rounding.  I am not OK with my daughter being told rounding is an acceptable way to check your work.  REASONABLE IS NOT OK.  This “feel good” math is a disaster.

Here’s a photo of the same crap in my son’s math workbook.

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P.S. Let me reiterate.  I am 100% in favor of teaching kids to round numbers (preferably the common way most of us learned and not they way they taught my daughter to do it for checking her work).  I just don’t think rounding to check your work is acceptable.  I’m sorry, but “reasonable” is not correct and that doesn’t constitute a check in my world.  Rounding is a great way to estimate mow much money you need to take to the grocery store. Rounding is not a great way to make sure your answer is correct.

Deck the Halls (for Democrats) – I wrote this a while ago

deck the halls

A Holiday Carol

Annoy all the world, Obama’s come!
Let libs receive their king;
Let bleeding hearts preach doom and gloom,
As takers and leeches sing,
As takers and leeches sing,
As takers and takers and leeches sing,

Annoy all the world, Obama reigns!
Let men their lies employ;
While thugs with clubs, spread hate and blame,
Deceit kowtow destroy,
Deceit kowtow destroy,
Deceit, deceit, kowtow destroy,

He views our world with brute disgrace,
And makes our nations lose,
The stories of his libelousness,
And blunders hurt our gov,
And blunders hurt our gov,
And blunders, his blunders hurt our gov,

Barack Obama : Most Ignorant Leader Of All Time?

You need to read this blog: Barack Obama : Most Ignorant Leader Of All Time?.

The Constitution Should Not Be Conditional Based Upon Technology

I run into people, liberals and (perhaps most regrettably) conservatives, who shrug their shoulders when I my voice concern over unconstitutional government spying on things such as email, Facebook accounts, Twitter accounts, phone calls, text messages, Skype interactions, and other electronic forms of communications. For some inexplicable reason, they don’t seem very concerned since it’s all based upon electronics.

However, when I ask them if they’d be OK with a federal agent demanding to sit down with them and their best friend as they share coffee and conversation at a Panera restaurant, they all say it would not be acceptable.

If I ask them if they’d be OK with a federal agent opening every piece of mail they send just to see if there’s anything interesting written inside, they all say it would not be acceptable.

When I ask if it would be ok to have federal agents barge into their houses and listen to every conversation between the members of their family, they all say it would not be acceptable.

After asking if they would be offended to find a federal agent in the back seat of their car, listening to their cell phone conversations, they all say it would not be acceptable.

When I ask the same individuals to explain how those three examples are different from the current invasions of privacy we are experiencing, they all wake up and realize there really isn’t any difference.  But when I then ask them what they’re going to do about it, the typical responses are things like, “there’s nothing I can do about”, “it is what it is”, and “it’s not right but I can’t give up my cell phone or my Internet”.

The Constitution memorializes our inherent rights. The Constitution does not carve out unwritten exceptions to those rights.  The Constitution does not have waivers for certain types of technologies.

Tell me in your comments . . . what makes so many people not care when the government spying is done “electronically” and not “in person”?

Here We Go Again . . .

First of all, I can’t believe Americans are even discussing the right to bear arms.  If people are too thick-skulled to read the Constitution in a rational manner, that’s their problem.  I don’t have a reading problem but I do have limited tolerance for liberal idiocy.

I love liberals who claim the Second Amendment only pertains to hunting guns. Um, no. Our founders wouldn’t have wasted their time protecting our rights to hunting guns. That was a given.  Plus, if they wanted to protect hunting, they would have said something like, “the right to have a gun to shoot dinner shouldn’t be restricted”.  I don’t think the inclusion of the words “Militia”, “free State”, “keep and bear Arms”, and “shall not be infringed” is accidental in any way.  I have a law degree and a law license but it doesn’t require either of them to read the simple and plain meaning of the Second Amendment.  And for my liberal friends who shout “no means no” when it comes to rape, “not means not” when it comes to infringing on my Second Amendment rights.

I also love liberals who say the Second Amendment only applies to muskets and other “period” firearms.  If that’s their logic, then the First Amendment only applies to hand written documents penned with a feather dipped in an inkwell or documents printed on old-school printing presses.  If you liberals truly believe the Second Amendment only applies to black powder and other old-school guns, I don’t want to hear a single one of you yapping about your First Amendment rights when it comes to email, documents written on computer, or anything you publish on the Internet. Same goes for anything you say over the telephone.

The final liberal idiocy I will mention here is the idea that “Militia” only applies to government  run millitaries. Seriously? Do liberals truly believe that?  I guess they skipped out on their high school government classes.  Our founders wanted to escape tyrannical government – they didn’t want to create one themselves.  Again, if they meant only the government run military would be armed, I am relatively certain they would have written it that way.  Our founders knew darn well the average citizen deserved the opportunity to protect themselves.  I also think the founders wanted it loud and clear, the government shouldn’t be in the business of picking winners and losers by choosing who should and should not be armed.

I think, bottom line, we’re facing a standoff between those who believe rights are inherent simply by being alive.  I’m one of those people.  I don’t believe the Constitution grants us rights.  I believe the Constitution simply memorializes those rights and then protects them from infringement and encroachment by the government or others.  Liberals, on the other hand, believe it is the Constitution document itself which grants rights.  Rights which they believe can be taken away simply by editing the document.

I don’t think our founders planned on the liberal interpretation.  Our Constitution was signed not long after our Declaration of Independence.  Reflect a moment on these words found in the Declaration:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed . . .

That is not the mindset of a group of people saying, “if it ain’t in the document, it doesn’t exist”.

It’s not hard to understand what the Second Amendment means.  Our Constitution was written by founders inspired by earlier documents and philosophies.  Peruse the Magna Carta and the intent of that document to see the stance against tyranny.  Consider the writings of John Locke.  Contemplate why the authors of the Constitution opted for a President instead of a King.  Reflect on why they established a republic instead of a pure democracy. Look at the Constitution itself and it’s emphasis on federalism. It’s not hard.  Seriously, you people should have paid more attention in class when your teacher taught you about our Constitution.

Liberals want to take away or (at a minimum) restrict inherent rights.  Conservatives recognize the inherent flaw in the liberal desire to do so.  I side with the Conservatives on this issue.  I will never understand why liberals want to voluntarily forfeit their own rights and infringe on mine, against my will, for a false sense of security – a modern day 30 pieces of silver.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Gun laws don’t prevent crime.  They just constrain and infringe on the rights of the lawful citizens.  Criminals will always find a route to obtain guns whether those guns are legally owned or illegally owned.  If they can’t find guns, they find other weapons.  I highly doubt there will soon be a movement to outlaw knives, baseball bats, pencils, cars, rope, and fists . . . but who knows how far liberals are willing to go in eviscerating our inherent rights and simultaneously converting a huge number law abiding citizens into criminals with nothing more than a stroke of the pen.

A Letter From Washington

Dear Esteemed Member of the Criminal Community:

We want to assure you. Many of us in Washington, D.C. are working quickly and expeditiously to improve the safety of your work places. We are working every day to make sure you can do your jobs safely and without concern. Those 23 executive orders are just the start. We have individuals throughout our agencies and in our legislature actively putting together more and more regulations and laws which will keep you happy and healthy.

For those of you who perform your jobs in or around public schools, we are pleased to confirm they are working very closely with us to assure you the safest possible work environments through the implementation of “Gun Free Zones”. We are hopeful this progress will result in an ongoing reduction of the number of on the job injuries you receive.

As you are aware, we are thwarted at every turn by hateful members of the vast right-wing conspiracy who want nothing more than to assure you encounter armed resistance resulting in damage to your person. Do not worry. We will stop at nothing to end their heartless attempts to derail our efforts. Like our dear leaders before us, we have even used sweet, innocent children to further our cause. Do not be concerned. We promise you we will not do anything to actually improve their safety because that would mean a potential increase in your work place injuries. The media is on our side. Nothing can go wrong.

We take inspiration from Chicago, the shining beacon on the hill, as the example of how gun control makes your lives easier. We know many of you have already moved there because of the safety you experience when performing your criminal endeavours. We have a dream that one day every city, suburb, and rural area of the USSA will offer you the same protections.

Do not be discouraged by the states, localities, and law enforcement officials who will do everything in their power to stop us in our tracks. We will not be halted. We will not be dissuaded. We are a force to be reckoned with. We won’t even let the Constitution stop our efforts.

We also intend to improve your work place safety through a few key pieces of legislation and regulation. By restricting gun ownership and usage, these laws and regulations will immediately convert millions of law abiding citizens into criminals. By spending more time finding and prosecuting those individuals, our government paid law enforcement personnel will have less time to interfere with your work. Yes, it is true, nothing is too good for you, dear criminal. All we ask in return is that you continue to elect us to these powerful positions and make large cash donations to our cause. We are here for you.

Very truly yours,

Your liberal, progressive, socialist, communist and fascist friends in Washington, D.C.

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