French Culture And American Schools

Under no circumstances should one say c’est la vie  regarding what has become of French culture and what President Obama seems willing to do to American Schools.

French Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand wrote a book in 2005 in which he described how he paid for sex with boys during a trip to Thailand.  The revelations came to light after Mitterrand condemned the arrest of pervert filmmaker Roman Polanski.

Meanwhile, in Washington, it has now become known that Kevin Jennings, Obama’s assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools is just fine with the North American Man-Boy Love Association.

It Looks Like Charter Schools Work

The Philadelphia Archdiocese announced today that it will be closing Cardinal Dougherty and Northeast Catholic high schools in the city due to declining enrollment.

Apparently, the biggest reason for it is due to the success of publicly funded charter schools in the city.

Hey, here’s an idea let’s turn all the city’s schools into charter schools. Tens of millions in dollars will be saved and tens of hundreds more children will learn to read and right.

We can do the same for the suburbs. Make it so the very-well paid central office gang has to actually do some labor.

Pa. House Passes Barrar’s Amendment To Defund ACORN

What a difference three weeks makes.

The State House, Oct. 7, passed an amendment proposed by Steve Barrar (R-160) to prohibit state money from going to any non-profit organization that

  • are under indictment for violating any federal or state campaign finance or election law, including voter fraud.
  • fail to comply with federal or state lobbying requirements.
  • file a fraudulent form with any state or federal agency.
  • are the subject of a cease and desist order or any order from the
    Department of State to prohibit the solicitation of contributions.

In other words ACORN.

The vote was 157 to 42.

On Sept. 17, an almost similar amendment by Barrar failed on an almost perfectly partisan 102-94 vote with the Democrats, of course, being the ones trying to protect the discredited organization.

Barrar says that he will continue to advocate the passage of House
Resolution 426, which would institute a formal request by the House of
Representatives for the state attorney general to investigate
ACORN. His office has also sent a letter to the attorney general’s
office to request an investigation, and he is awaiting a response.

Barack Obama Wins Cy Young Award

It’s been quite a year for the young man from Illinois (or Hawaii or Kenya or wherever).

Inaugurated as president of the United States on Jan. 20; feats in his first 12 days to garner him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination by the Feb. 1 deadline; beating 204 other worthy nominees to win the award — and its sweet 10 million Swedish kronor — on Oct. 9; and now to cap it off he has been named National League Cy Young Award winner for his performance in this year’s All Star game.

Take that those of you who say he throws like a girl.

The New York Times has asked that the awarding of the Heisman and Super Bowl MVP trophies be moved to December so he can win those as well this year.  Megadittos, I say!! Megadittos!

Tip of the hat to Bob McCarty.

Steve Cordasco, Rolling Stone and Goldman Sachs

I heard  Steve Cordasco discussing on his Sunday morning show on WPHT 1210 AM articles by Matt Taibbi appearing in Rolling Stone magazine describing the disconcerting influence the bank holding company, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has on our economy and our political system, including that — maybe especially  that — of the Obama administration..

One of the articles, Inside The Great American Bubble Machine, can be found here.

Why Won’t The Daily Times Use Her Name?

The Delaware County Daily Times won’t use the name of the woman who blind attorney John Peoples alleges took advantage of his handicap by overcharging his credit card when he used it to pay her for sex.

Why not? She’s Ginger Dayle. She’s right there in U.S. District Judge Edmund V. Ludwig’s decision dismissing People’s complaints against Discover Financial Services alleging the corporation didn’t live up to its agreement to protect him from fraud.

She’s on the the internet. All the world can see it.

Ms. Dayle, fyi,  says she is a fitness instructor and has counter-sued Peoples alleging him of making improper sexual advances.

Regardless, there doesn’t seem to be any dispute that Ms. Dayle in October and November of 2007 charged Peoples’ card 10 times for $1,100 and once for $1,600 which is pretty high for fitness instruction of whatever sort.

While Discover is off the hook, the suits between Peoples and Ms. Dayle were thrown out on a jurisdictional matter and can still proceed in state court.

 http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/opinions/09D1154P.pdf

Why Won't The Daily Times Use Her Name?

Why Won’t The Daily Times Use Her Name?

House Dems Vote For $1 Billion In New Taxes

The State House restarted the budget process last night by voting, 103-98, to resolve matters with $1 billion in new taxes. The vote was pretty much on party lines with Republican Dennis O’Brien joining the Democrats to vote for the taxes and Democrats John Pallone and Joe Petrarca joining the Republicans to vote nay.

Thanks to Government Bytes and Nathan Benefield for the tip.

Something to ponder: have things really been so bad without a budget? Maybe we will get lucky and they will never pass one. Status quo is better than new taxes.

Did you hear about the graffiti in Iran? Of course, you didn’t.

Anti-government graffiti is appearing in Iran. Did you see it in the old media? 

The link shows messages scrawled  on a wall in University of Tehran social science department lambasting the ayatollahs for sending money to support terror movements in Gaza and Lebanon.

Joe’s Missing Too Many Votes Says Arlen

Sen. Arlen Specter (Former Republican) is saying the man who is running against him in Pennsylvania’s May 18 Democratic Primary is missing too many votes.

Congressman Joe Sestak (D-7) has missed 122 votes or nearly 17 percent of his total this year Arlen said in a news release. Arlen says he sent a letter to Joe in which he says “It’s okay to want to campaign full time for a promotion to the U.S.
Senate but it’s wrong to continue to do it on the taxpayer’s dime –
they deserve better, they deserve a full time Congressman. Serve or
quit – it’s that simple.”

Ouch.

In fairness to Joe, it’s not like he’s flying to party in Copenhagen while ducking phone calls from our generals in Afghanistan.

Arlen will be appearing at a campaign rally in Bucks County 5-7 p.m., this afternoon with Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Pat Murphy, who has missed just 6 votes in the 111th Congress.

The goods news is that Arlen and Joe have both fallen behind Pat Toomey — a man not driven by ego — in the polls.

Thanks to GrassrootsPa. com for the tip

How Capitalism Has Harmed Michael Moore

Filmmaker Michael Moore has just released the movie “Capitalism: A Love Story” and conservatives are outraged.

The movie apparently rakes our economic system over the coals and the plutocrats point out that the multi-millionaire auteur has done quite will by it.

But has he? Has he really done well under our system? 

If he lived in North Korea do you think he would he be anywhere near as obese?

FYI, Moore apparently used non-union stage hands to make the film.