Sneaky New Fed School Policy Topic

Sneaky New Fed School Policy Topic — The Common Core State Standards Initiative, which is an attempt to  nationally unify state educational standards, will be the subject of a May 20 talk by Pennsylvania educational activist Dr. Peg Luksik.

Concerns that she will address include the transfer of the authority that state governments and local school districts have over education to the federal government.

The event will be held at The Knights of Columbus Mater Dei Hall, 327 N. Newtown Street Road (Route 252), Newtown Square, 19073. It starts at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by The Delaware County Patriots.

Call 610-572-3442 for  information or questions.


Sneaky New Fed School Policy Topic

Things Learned About Benghazi

Things Learned About Benghazi– The Philadelphia Inquirer appears not to have covered yesterday’s Benghazi Whistleblower Hearing before the  House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding the attack last Sept. 11 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and information officer Sean Smith along with security personal Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods former Navy SEALs who rushed to the scene when they heard of  the battle.

If you missed it, here’s some things to take from it courtesy of Breitbart.Com:

1. Two “stand-down” orders were given while the Benghazi attacks were in progress.

2. The “protest” about a YouTube video was a complete fabrication by the Obama administration.

3. Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s lawyer at the State Department, told witnesses not to speak to House investigators.

4. The diplomatic personnel on the ground acted with incredible, unheralded heroism.

5. Democrats came to rebut the eyewitnesses with talking points.

Bryan Preston of further notes that it was revealed that Stevens was in Benghazi to create a permanent diplomatic post in the city at the command of  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton despite her denying  repeated requests from the U.S. team in Libya to upgrade security there.

Preston also reports that the Democrats on the committee — especially Elijah Cummings of Maryland and William Clay of Missouri — tried to destroy  Mark Thompson, a member of the Foreign Emergency Support Team who
testified that his section had been cut out of decision making during
the attack.

Hat tip Chris Stigall


Things Learned About Benghazi


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Hearing On Bullying Bill in Pa. House

Hearing On Bullying Bill — The House Education Committee, last week, recently held a hearing on legislation aimed at protecting students who are the targets of school bullies reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).

House Bill 156, the Pennsylvania Safe Schools (PASS) Act, would require all teachers to undergo a bullying prevention training program every five years and also require acts of bullying be reported to the state.

Pennsylvania is currently ranked by the U.S. Department of Education as having one of the most insufficient anti-bullying laws in the nation.


Hearing On Bullying Bill

Gun Violence Way Down

Gun Violence Way Down — Here is a tidbit one would not expect to read in The Philadelphia Inquirer or hear Jim Gardner  report albeit has been surprisingly reported by AP— gun violence is way, way down.

Firearms-related homicides dropped 39 percent between 1993 and 2011, while nonfatal firearms crimes fell 69 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics

It should be noted that places where one had the right to carry a concealed weapon increased from 17 states in 1993 –or nine states in 1986 when the right to carry movement started — to 41 states today.

While there are five states today that have no restrictions on concealed carry, liberal, safe Vermont was the only one that did so in 1986. It still does.

Another tidbit gleaned from the BJS: The firearm homicide rate for non-Hispanic whites was 1.4 per 100,000. For blacks it was 14.6 per 100,000 which was still a 51-percent drop from 1993.

Hat tip



Gun Violence Way Down

Legalizing Illegals Would Cost $6.3 Trillion

Legalizing Illegals Would Cost $6.3 Trillion — The Heritage Foundation released a study, May 6, saying that granting legal status to those who are residing in this country illegally would cost the nation $6.3 trillion.

Defenders of the most recent amnesty bill before Congress are outraged at the claim.

“This study is designed to try to scare conservative Republicans into
thinking the cost here is going to be so gigantic you can’t possibly be
for it,” said Haley Barbour, the former Mississippi governor and RNC chairman who is supporting the plan.

One suspects that The Heritage Foundation numbers better reflect the reality than Mr. Barbour.

One further suspects that those who run this country regardless of party are royalty-wannabees at heart and would dearly love for the rest of us to be entirely dependent on them them for jobs, education and protection.

Maybe even  food, heat and electricity.

Swamping the existing safety net and destroying the dollar would go far in destroying the institutions that are meant to preserve our freedom.

With that said amnesty is not a bad word and should be part of the solution. If giving amnesty to one magic illegal solved the problem would you do it? Sure and that would apply to a dozen, or 100 or 1,000, or 10,000 or maybe even a million.

But giving amnesty to all by right is a very, very bad idea considering the number who come here to milk the system or involve themselves in crime.

And amnesty must not even be hinted at as the first step in addressing this matter. The first step must be to get government involved in the enforcement of immigration law. Golly, what a radical idea. This means that the federal law enforcement agencies must not merely allow — which they notably do not  — local ones to question the immigration status of those who they stop for crimes, but actually encourage them to do so.

More importantly, this means that all government bureaucracies — whether a local school district, or a state department of motor vehicles or a federal social services office — demand the residency status of those who seek to use them with the understanding that they will report them if they are found here illegally.

Ever wonder why the self-appointed princes and princesses  in Harrisburg and Washington want to put the burden on enforcing the law on the owners of pizza shops seeking help but shout  down all who suggest that it is maybe the government’s job? Just one of those things that make you go hmmm. Or should anyway.


Legalizing Illegals Would Cost $6.3 Trillion


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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards.
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21 Homes Sold In Springfield

21 Homes Sold In Springfield — There were 21 homes sold in Springfield, Delaware County, Pa. in April.

The most expensive was 808 Lorraine Drive  which went for $785,000 on April 30.

The least expensive was 358 Powell Road, which went for  $174,900 on April 19.

Hat tip Springfield Patch


21 Homes Sold In Springfield

Pennsylvania Pushed For FAA Site

Pennsylvania Pushed For FAA Site — Sen Pat Toomey says that he visited Tobyhanna Army Depot in Monroe County last week to tour the impressive facility and to urge the Federal Aviation Administration to give Pennsylvania equal consideration with New York for construction of a new air traffic control facility.

Numerous properties in Eastern Pennsylvania such as Tobyhanna fit the criteria outlined by the FAA, he said. They are located in areas with considerably lower costs of living and an existing security presence which may provide an opportunity for significant cost savings. Moreover, many of these sites are also closer to New York City than Albany, where the agency is considering locating the new facility.


Pennsylvania Pushed For FAA Site

Record Low Self-Employed Americans

Record Low Self-Employed Americans  — Reader Tom C tells us that the percentage of Americans that are working for themselves has never been lower in the history of the United States with only about 7 percent of non-farm workers being self-employed.


Record Low Self-Employed Americans