What happened to Samantha Pawlucy, also known as Romney Girl, most likely feeds into every conservative Pennsylvanian's perception of our city as a cesspool of Democratic liberals. At her public school a week ago Friday, the Port Richmond sophomore says she was dissed on dress-down day because she had the temerity to wear a Romney/Ryan T-shirt, embracing the minority group our city least tolerates: Republicans. Geometry teacher Lynette Gaymon told Samantha that Charles Carroll High - a model of diversity with an enrollment that's one-third black, one-third white, and a third Latino - was a "Democratic" school. In Philadelphia
Fair warning, if you have issues with blood pressure, do not read this article. FTA:"Consider the reaction of Republican legislators in Harrisburg, who control almost half the district's annual funding. Yes, they must think, those Philadelphians sure are a bunch of ungrateful, GOP-hating, obscenity-spewing, race-obsessed miscreants. The only silver lining is that the budget won't be debated until spring. By that time, perhaps Republicans - the same ones who attempted to disenfranchise Philadelphia through voter ID - will have forgotten this mess." Stunning.
We didn't need to be told that the teacher was black - it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. American schools are full of these embittered black teachers and no matter what they do they are never fired.
At some point we need to come to the realization that leftists of the Democrat party, where they find their power, are willfully ignorant of the principles in a Democratic Republic and represent great danger to the nation. When half the population falls under the spell of a group that is prepared to remove the greatest freedoms of the citizens then the differences between parties are no longer political. And we should begin to treat these people as enemies of our very way of life and values as a free people.
I know longer look upon acquaintances who are liberal Democrats as simply those who have different political thinking. They now represent an adversary attempting to brainwash my grandchildren in public education, limit freedom of speech through political correctness and desirous of tearing down the very fabric of the culture.
The writer had a good idea for the article but couldn't help lacing it with a multitude of insults to Republicans. She is all too proud that Reps in the city are treated with intolerance and a lack of respect. In short, she is a typical liberal Democrat piece of crap.
The teachable moment. Yeah, the lesson learned is, whatever it takes, get your kid out of public schools as quickly as you can. All it takes is just one bad teacher to ruin your child's academic future. The problem is that in public schools it is impossible to get rid of the bad teachers. On the contrary, the school administrators are typically just as bad and will fully support them.
#1, as to blood pressure, the comment that the student's father has never voted, but would have voted for Obama, and his mother backs Obama because he is handsome and speaks well, was enough to get my pressure up.
But Dad's for Romney now, because Romney has a plan and Dad has four kids to support and isn't making enough.
#2, there's a Supreme Court decision that says students don't leave their First Amendment rights at the schoolhouse door. However, that doesn't stop idiots from attacking people who don't think the way they do.
In the last election, a liberal writer as an experiment wore McCain tee shirts around town in Democratic precincts, and Obama tee shirts in Republican areas. To his credit, he dutifully reported that he was frequently and overtly hassled by complete strangers when wearing the McCain tee shirts, but only received one or two disapproving looks when wearing the Obama tee shirts. Most Republicans maintain a low public profile in their attire and speech, starting with the bumper stickers they avoid putting on their cars. Democrats understand the same thing, which is why our daughter cautioned us to say nothing political while she gave us a tour of Columbia University, where she was enrolled as a graduate student.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has no system in place to prevent fraud when individuals apply for tax credits under Obamacare, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The IG said in an audit released Tuesday that the IRS has no plan to manage, monitor, or mitigate fraud risk when processing premium tax credits available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “The ACA Program has not yet completed a fraud mitigation strategy,” the audit found. “It is important for the IRS to thoroughly consider fraud threats and risks that could impact new ACA systems.” Politico reports: The
Around 100,000 Americans successfully signed up for health insurance in November through the troubled federal online marketplace, HealthCare.gov, a person familiar with the preliminary data confirmed to ABC News. The figure reflects a surge in enrollment as software and hardware fixes to the site were made over the course of the month. In October, only 26,000 people could successfully enroll in Obamacare plans, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. "We´ve been working 24/7 to make improvements, and more consumers are successfully shopping online and enrolling in a health plan each week," Health and Human Services Secretary
NEW HAVEN >> The jail cell death last weekend of Yale University professor Samuel See, known as a brilliant writer and rising star in academia, has shaken up the tight-knit college community. Now adding to the mystery of his unexpected death are apparent connections between the online profiles of See and several escort service websites that include a cache of sexually explicit photos. At least four websites advertising male escort services included a phone number connected to See. The website Ryan Cochran Escort Services includes the same phone number listed on an order of protection filed against See in September.
For many Ann Arborites, Thanksgiving is a day devoted to giving thanks, spending time with family, eating turkey and watching the Detroit Lions. This year, retail giants want that to change. (Snip) The early openings change the game for retail giants looking to boost profits through aggressive holiday sales. It also means millions of retail employees in the U.S. are working on the holiday, and it poses the question to consumers: Is a bargain on a 70-inch television or an Apple iPad worth ditching Thanksgiving dinner? “You couldn’t pay me to stand in a line in the cold on Thanksgiving
Macy´s Inc and a slew of other U.S. retailers are opening on Thanksgiving for the first time ever in a bare-knuckled brawl for a bigger slice of overall holiday sales. But it might not be so easy to lure most Americans from their turkey and football - particularly if the weather is foul. Department store rivals Kohl´s Corp and J.C. Penney Co Inc led a string of Thanksgiving opening announcements after Macy´s said it would open its U.S. stores on the popular holiday, ending a 155-year tradition. Sales trends, survey results and an online "Save Thanksgiving" backlash suggest that shoppers
The captain of a Greenpeace ship released on bail after two months of detention in a Russian prison following an Arctic protest said he and his fellow activists remain in shock at their treatment. American Peter Willcox, who was also in charge of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior when it was sunk in Auckland in 1985 by a bomb planted by the French intelligence service, said the organization again found itself in the crosshairs of a government bent on throttling the environmental group. “There is a similarity between the two cases,” with both the French and Russian governments targeting Greenpeace to prevent
DENVER - 9Wants to Know has learned federal investigators believe Colombian drug cartels have taken root within Colorado´s medical marijuana industry. On Thursday, federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency and Internal Revenue Service executed search warrants on several medical marijuana shops in Denver and Boulder. One of those shops is VIP Cannabis, a shop near Federal Boulevard and Alameda Avenue. Numerous calls into VIP Cannabis by 9Wants to Know have not been returned. While the warrants and other documents relating to the investigation are under court-ordered seal, sources spoke on the condition of anonymity to 9Wants to Know.
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon