Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Post

So much has gone on while I was away.

The popular press sifts through 24, 000 pages of then-governor Sarah Palin's e-mails (quote of the day: "They released it in paper form?! Awesome! it's like paying someone you hate in pennies.") and finds.... nothing:

I'll bet Mrs. Palin was unfazed.

I'm glad these salivating hyenas are getting yanked around like Paris Hilton's chihuahua. They have maligned her and her family since the 2008 election. Her runaway bus tour drove (no pun intended) them crazy and now there is no scandal at all. Nothing. Just bits of digital matter they have to grind through. Sad, little creatures.

A perverted politician tweeting to a teen-ager. Now that's a scandal!

Nothing may come of the investigation into Weiner’s conscious decision to conduct private communications with a 17-year-old who publicly dreamed of getting Weiner to escort her to her high-school prom.  But the mere fact that Weiner chose to do this, especially while conducting more revolting communications with other women using the same modus operandi, should have everyone convinced that Weiner lacks the judgment or the maturity to handle his responsibilities, and that the best option — for Weiner as well as all others concerned — is for him to withdraw from public life … and start thinking about what he wants to do when he grows up....

The girl’s mother tells the New York Post that while she doesn’t understand why a congressman would be messaging her daughter, there’s no evidence of anything inappropriate happening:

The mom said she pointedly questioned her daughter about whether Weiner sent her anything obscene, and the girl swore it was all G-rated.

“I guess because he knew she was in high school,” the mom said, though she added it was weird that Weiner would spend any time communicating directly with her daughter.

The mom did say her daughter wrote in one message, “I’m in love with you,” but explained it away with, “She’s 17.”

“None of us will be getting our 15 minutes of fame because of this nonsense,” the mom said. “Representative Weiner never tweeted her anything inappropriate . . . That is the answer, honestly.”

Is this woman's head in the clouds? This married congressman was sending lewd pictures of himself (which he claimed were either not of him or that he wasn't sure that those were of him in a maneuver I cannot decide is just plain stupid or meant to stupefy people long enough for him to run out the backdoor). It's not just inappropriate that an older man was tweeting her daughter; it's creepy. This doesn't bother the mother at all?

I'm stunned.

Linda Gibbons is currently free. Some people are fried no end.

Remember- Israel is the apartheid state:

Syrian helicopter gunships fired machineguns to disperse pro-democracy protests, witnesses said, in the first reported use of air power to quell unrest in Syria's increasingly bloody three-month-old uprising.

The use of the aircraft came on a day of nationwide rallies against President Bashar al-Assad, as unrest showed no sign of abating despite the harsh crackdown by his authoritarian state.

The helicopters opened fire in a northwestern town after security forces on the ground killed five protesters, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

"At least five helicopters flew over Maarat al-Numaan and began firing their machineguns to disperse the tens of thousands who marched in the protest," one witness said by telephone.

"People hid in fields, under bridges and in their houses, but the firing continued on the mostly empty streets for hours," said the witness, who gave his name as Nawaf.

Syria's state television, in contrast, blamed violence in the area on anti-government groups. It made no mention of attack helicopters but said an ambulance helicopter had come under fire over Maarat from "terrorist armed groups," injuring crew.

Rest assured that had this been said in a church or temple, there would be no end in sight for the coverage and ruminations. There would be the typical crossed-arms and nodding heads of those who have no ruddy idea what certain adherents actually believe but find it easier to hide in the grimacing mob than pick up a book. But no. Culture matters. No one cares about the innocuous dietary habits of newcomers. People should care when a draconian form of public conduct is demanded by populations in their midst.

Just watch.

(hat tips)

What greater way to hasten the demand for home-schooling and the abolition of teachers' unions and school board patronage than by allowing a special-interest group with a victimization fetish absolute control over your kids?

In a major attack on parental rights, and a direct violation of the stated policy of the Ontario government, the Toronto District School Board is forbidding parents from opting their kids out of classes treating homosexuality.  

Their policy suggests children are forced to join the board’s comprehensive “anti-homophobia” curriculum that promotes Toronto’s raunchy Pride parade to kindergarteners and aims to transform students into social activists by the end of high school.

The school board’s curriculum on “equity” for homosexuals, called ‘Challenging Homophobia and Heterosexism’, says parents cannot have their children removed from “human rights education” because of religious reasons.

“If a parent asks for his or her child to be exempted for any discussions of LGBTQ family issues as a religious accommodation, this request cannot be made because it violates the Human Rights Policy,” the document reads.

Religious freedom, they write further, “is not absolute” and religious accommodation in the school board “is carried out in the larger context of the secular education system.”

Similarly, the document says teachers are not allowed to opt out of treating controversial issues in the classroom that would violate their religious beliefs.  “The TDSB is part of the secular public education system. 

…Teachers refusing to create an inclusive classroom that is safe and supportive for all students would create a poisoned learning environment.”

Furthermore, it says schools ought not to send home notes or permission slips to parents before dealing with “LGBTQ issues” because treating sexual orientation differently in this way could be deemed “discriminatory.”

Has the world taken crazy pills? In what universe would a sad sexual minority be allowed to get away with this? This has nothing to do with "equity" (in the sense that normal people understand it) nor is this rancid topic even remotely relevant to today's market economy (why mould children into useful members of society when you belt them over the head with the Gay Juche?). This is a special-interest group given so much power over people's children and educators that this program cannot be seen as anything other than forced acceptance and propaganda. "Do it or else" is not the path to tolerance but the push people otherwise politically unmotivated need to pull their kids out of school and give you the finger while doing it. Homosexuals aren't buried up to their waists and pelted with rocks in Canada. Their lifestyle is promoted and forced on the public at large. Did Guy Earle get sued for nothing? How refreshing it would be for a mayor of any town or city in this country to say to the weird pink body paint set: "No, we're not funding your 'pride' event because public money should only be used for Canada Day". Now imagine parents en masse saying to the school boards (and the special-interest groups) that have their appendages in a vice: "Your cowardice and incompetence have failed us long enough. We're home-schooling".

Is that "racist", you say? I didn't realise a subculture counted as a race. I wonder if they will hammer that into the heads of the students they want brow-beaten into submission.

(hat tips)

And now, Alexander Graham Bell's great grandson can pay taxes here.

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