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WI Governor proposes that union members pay a small portion of their retirement and health care; “civil” Liberals cry for his murder

Update: A good list of questions for the teachers.  Despite their Helen Lovejoy impersonation (“Won’t somebody please think about the children?!”) it is obvious who they are really thinking about.

The teachers, says reader Tom, keep claiming that it’s all “for the kids” yet their actions here prove that the kids are last on the list as teachers worry more about safeguarding their unions, their high salaries and lucrative benefits.

So if the teachers care about the children, why are they:

  • With Schools Closed, special meals for kids have stopped. Aren’t leftists all worried about feeding poor kids? Do kids have to starve while teachers involve themselves in political rallies?
  • Many kids whose parents work will now be home alone while parents are at work. Why don’t these leftists care that kids are dangerously unsupervised?
  • Many low income families rely on after school programs to help their children. Now this help has been closed by the actions of leftist protestors.
  • Other families are now losing pay as they have working family members that are now staying home because their kids are not in school. This hurts families.
  • All the days that have been missed will now have to be made up at the end of the year and this will cost the schools even more to stay open more days. These extra days will also disrupt families.
  • Did the kids taken from schools to attend the protests last week have parental permission slips filled out? Why did the unions and teachers put the kids safety at risk just to benefit their own salary and benefits?
  • If teachers are claiming that they are all about service to the community, why don’t we just pay them what we pay our soldiers? They shouldn’t mind that, right?
  • If government is the solution to all America’s ills and the supporter of kids, how is it that teachers shutting down state government and Democrats running away to other states to hideout is helping fulfill that charge?


These are just Twitter feeds.  They don’t begin to capture the hatred from the rallies in Wisconsin.  This is what happens when people get entitlements: They get vicious when someone tries to take away even part of them.

Just like in Ohio, the irrationality and immaturity of the pro-union crowd is astounding.

Where is the “civility” crowd now?  Is this all Sarah Palin’s fault?  Why are Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton doing a civility gig in Arizona when those shootings had nothing to do with political discourse?

Hat tip: Lone Wolf Archer

False teacher wants to force his false beliefs on others

See: “The faith community and public schools need to partner to help homeless students”.

Of course everyone opposes homelessness.  The rational approach would be to examine the root causes (primarily broken families) and work to address those while helping those in need in the mean time.

But what does false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie propose?  Some sound bites about the “faith community” partnering with schools.  Unfortunately, other than the usual blather he offered no concrete ideas.

For starters, he never demonstrated why we should listen to him.  Let’s look at some facts about Chuck’s professional religious experience:

  • Very Liberal “reverend”
  • Very Liberal denomination
  • Very Liberal city and state
  • Failed church

Hmmmm . . . see anything wrong with that?  How can orthodox pastors like Mark Driscoll preach long, “boring” (in the traditional, secular sense) verse-by-verse sermons in Liberal places like Seattle and grow their church attendance dramatically, while people like Chuck have every demographic in their favor yet produce an epic FAIL?  Must be those UCC ejector seats!  What is it that qualifies Chuck as an expert here?

Back to the article . . .

The aim of this unprecedented gathering — which will bring together Christians, Jews, Muslims, government officials from the state of Oregon, and educators and families from across the state — will be to develop advocacy plans for supporting students who are homeless and for reducing family and childhood homelessness in Oregon.

And why is this “Christian” reverend partnering with Muslims and other religions?  Has he deleted the “unequally yoked” teaching from his Bible as he did with those 100 politically incorrect passages teaching that Jesus is the only way to salvation?

In short, our schools need more funding, and more resources are needed to provide affordable housing and other supportive services.

Oh, they just need more money.  Shocking!  But wait — since Chuck insists that he has the whole “faith community” behind him, wouldn’t it set a great example if they ponied up some dough first?  If they are such a majority and so well aligned, they could fund most of the “needs” themselves.  Why all the extra work and bantering just to approve taxes to force those non-faith community types to take part?

I oppose homelessness, of course.  I just take a different approach, supporting my local church (which does much to help in this area) as well as directly supporting the Star of Hope mission (among other things).

And, unlike the average Liberal, I understand basic economic principles and support policies that don’t destroy jobs.

And I oppose Planned Parenthood-style sex education which increases the likeliness of homelessness.

The economic policies of the last decade created an explosion in poverty and homelessness after modest decreases in the levels of poverty in the 1990s.

Always be sure to remind everyone that it was Bush’s fault!  He fought the restrictions against Fannie and Freddie . . . oh, wait, that was the Democrats.  And the insane spending levels of Obama make Bush look like a tightwad.

Because without additional resources we will fail an entire generation of those Jesus would have called the “least of these.”

It wouldn’t be a Chuck Currie piece with abusing that verse.  Again, Chuck is pro-legalized abortion, a procedure which literally destroys 4,000 of the “least of these” per day.  He thinks Jesus supports abortion, so presumably Chuck thinks that Jesus viewed the unborn as even lesser than the “least of these.”

P.S. And where is the ACLU when you need them?  Shouldn’t they be hyperventilating over this intrusion of religion into schools and politics?  Oh, right, that is just the facade they use to silence the opposition.  They do and say nothing when they agree with the political agenda and they know this is just politics disguised as religion.


I just switched from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome.  It is so much faster!  Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?!

25 Ways to Use the Kindle for Bible Study — I’ve been using the ESV Study Bible on my Kindle for several months.  It is very easy to navigate between the text and the study notes, or to look up passages.  This has many other tips as well.

Up to 1,200 Killed at One Hospital by British Version of ObamaCare

Up to 1,200 people lost their lives needlessly because Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust put government targets and cost-cutting ahead of patient care.

But none of the doctors, nurses and managers who failed them has suffered any formal sanction. Indeed, some have either retired on lucrative pensions or have swiftly found new jobs. Former chief executive Martin Yeates, who has since left with a £1million pension pot, six months’ salary and a reported £400,000 payoff, did not even give evidence to the inquiry which detailed the scale of the scandal…

All a-Twitter about abortion

Recently, Tampa native Angie Jackson decided to post her observations regarding her abortion on Twitter. Jackson tweeted (the use of which as a verb still disturbs me, but that is irrelevant) regular updates as the RU-486 (mifiprex) pills she took worked to terminate her pregnancy.

It is grossly apparent that Angie Jackson misses the crux of the debate.

Her appeal is largely to autonomy. The assumption that the unborn is not a human being is unmistakable.

“I am having an abortion…right now,” Jackson informs her audience.

“It’s basically like a miscarriage,” she says. She doesn’t clarify what she means, and such a claim demands clarification.  The terms “miscarriage” and “abortion” (as she is using it) exist on starkly different sides of a fence called “deliberate.”

“This is the best choice,” she says.

She’s right — if the unborn are not human.

“I just want to let everybody know that you too can have an abortion if you want one,” she says.

She’s right — if the unborn are not human.

“It’s okay.”

“It’s not shameful.”

She’s right — if the unborn are not human.

“It’s not killing a child.”

She’s right — if the unborn are not human.

Scientific fact: The unborn are human.  More here by Jill Stanek.

U.K. Religious Schools Forced to Promote Abortion, Homosexuality under Sex-Ed Bill — it is amazing how rapidly Western culture is careening downhill.  Freedom of speech?  What’s that?

Excerpts from the Purity Principle — great summary of the whole book by Randy Alcorn.  Highly recommended.

McLaren’s New Kind of Christianity Is Old and False

A good quote to keep in mind, courtesy of Above Every Name:

“To be holiest in evil times, is an indication of the truth of Grace. To profess religion when times favorite it, is no great matter. Almost all will court the Gospel Queen when she is hung with jewels. But to own the ways of God when they are decried and maligned, to love a persecuted truth – this evidences a vital principle of goodness. Dead fish swim downstream – living fish swim against it. To swim against the common stream of evil, shows grace to be alive.”

– Thomas Watson, The Great Gain of Godliness

Can people overcome homosexuality?  The conventional wisdom is that they can’t, but that is a lie from Satan.  Pastor Foster is gathering videos of men and women who have overcome.


Headline: Teacher Steals IPOD in Public School–Student Laughs — we need more teachers like this.

Amazing(ly bad) Leftist video shown to countless schoolkids — Lots of gross errors and unrestrained bias.  She’s like the alter ego of the crazy Texas guy on The Simpsons who lives to destroy the environment.  The problem is that he is a cartoon character and an obvious parody.  She is real and being shown by the authorities to your kids.

But wait, there’s more: School Kids Taught to Praise Obama: Lyrics and Analysis — Super creepy.   This verse may sound familiar to you, though the original was about Jesus, the real Messiah.  “In his sight?!”  Think about this, people.  Teaching public school kids to praise Obama the same way church kids are taught to praise Jesus?

Hmm, hmm, hmm
Barack Hussein Obama
He said red, yellow, black, or white,
All are equal in his sight

Watch me Get the ACORN Lawsuit Dismissed in 15 Minutes (or Less) — ACORN just can’t get enough attention drawn to their failures so they are suing journalism heroes Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe.  Great move, ACORN.  More opportunities for the public to watch the videos.

Nice job by Sarah Palin in laying out why conservatism is so preferable to Liberalism.

We don’t believe that human nature is perfectible; we’re suspicious of government efforts to fix problems because often what it’s trying to fix is human nature, and that is impossible. It is what it is.

Lack of government wasn’t the problem. Government policies were the problem. The marketplace didn’t fail. It became exactly as common sense would expect it to. The government ordered the loosening of lending standards. The Federal Reserve kept interest rates low. The government forced lending institutions to give loans to people who, as I say, couldn’t afford them. Speculators spotted new investment vehicles, jumped on board and rating agencies underestimated risks.


25 rich and famous athletes who went broke — bad advisors, greed and bad decisions happen to non-athletes as well.  Lots of lessons there.

Taking back the schools — Now teachers are getting fired just for being conservative. 

The Left’s stranglehold on education is going almost completely unchallenged, which is one of the Right’s greatest failings, and nothing less than a dereliction of duty by federal, state, and local Republican parties. No attempt to truly advance conservative ideas or repair the damage the Left has done to this country will be complete without a full-blown offensive to restore integrity, accuracy, and fair-mindedness to the schools. Millions of children are being taught to accept at face value false premises about our form of government, historical falsehoods presented as fact, a laundry list of supposed sins tarnishing the image of their country, and other core tenets of liberalism.

A transcript from a presentation by a GLSEN group (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) —  Warning: Very graphic (though I can’t miss the irony that I reflexively warn adult readers of how gross this link is while at the same time these GLSEN leaders thought the conversations were completely appropriate for your kids).  They claim to be all about preventing bullying, but read this link then know for certain what a despicable lie that is.

These clubs are revolting and have no use in schools. They use the Trojan Horse of being anti-bullying to get them in. But why have sex clubs just for that? All you need is a simple and thoroughly enforced anti-bullying policy: If you physically or verbally harass other students on or off school grounds you will have swift and serious consequences. It doesn’t matter if you are bullying because they are gay/straight/fat/thin/smart/dumb/pretty/ugly/etc., or if it is just because you are a mean jerk.

I defy Joanne and the other GLSEN defenders to go through every word of that link then come back here with a straight face and defend it and tell me again why I should believe that these groups are just about bullying.  Then again, when people support perversions like this why should we be surprised when they lie about it?

You know you’ve won a debate on abortion when the pro-abort resorts to the worst kind of moral relativism and religious bigotry. When another commenter asked if the author accepted any intrinsic difference in the values of a calf fetus and a human fetus, the blogger replied:

There are two differences: Biologically, obviously a calf fetus is structurally different to a human fetus. And socially, the majority conventionally view humans as being of more value than animals.

But fundamentally, the way I see it is that we derive the social difference from our ability to relate to these different species. And we all have different views on the matter. For instance, monotheistic religious people tend to see humans as basically superior to all other lifeforms. Personally I have a far more complex view than that. Some people, such as vegans, don’t see any ethical difference at all between killing humans and killing animals.

What is even more sad is that the blogger was pretending to be taking the abortion debate seriously.  It is amazing what people will say to justify the unjustifiable.  They pretend to be pro-science but go into non sequitor mode as soon as you remind them of the scientific fact that a new human life begins at conception.

Reasons not to teach the Bible in public schools

bible5.gifThis is what you’ll probably get:

Dalmatian Theologians (your basic false teachers, who insist that the Bible is only inspired in spots and that they are inspired to spot the spots)

Kids, get out your scissors!  The Bible has all sorts of parts that don’t belong plus some things that are missing. 

The Book of John doesn’t belong there.  We’ll replace it with the gospel of Thomas. 

Then cut out the 100 passages that teach that Jesus is the only way to salvation.  And all the parts of the Old Testament saying not to worship other gods.  I’d look pretty stupid running around saying that all religions are valid paths to God if those were still in my holy book, wouldn’t I?

Now this won’t take long to read!

Pro-gay theologians

OK, kids, I want you to meet my husband.  We’re going to hug and kiss in front of you, then I’ll read you some illustrated gay fiction, then we’ll study the Bible.

Lesson 1: When Leviticus 18:22 says, “‘Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable,” it really means, “Go ahead and lie with a man as man lies with a woman, because it is not detestable.”

Slippery Christians (Dalmatian Theologians part II)

The Bible is the word of God.  Really, all of it is.  Except the parts that aren’t.  I’ll let you know which is which, because the Holy Spirit inspired me to know the difference — even though He couldn’t inspire the original writers properly.

Postmodern Christians

Teacher: There is no truth, including the Bible.

Kids: Is that statement true?  And isn’t truth just what is real? 

Teacher: No, kids.  It only seems that way.  When you get older and go to college and seminary then you get to say things that 1st graders know are stupid, and you get to release endorphins afterwards because of your smug satisfaction of thinking you are smarter than other people.

Pro-abortion Christians (must . . . resist . . . urge . . . to use scare quotes)

Teacher: Hey kids, life doesn’t begin at conception.  Just ignore those pesky embryology textbooks.  God thinks abortion is just another choice.  And He gave you free will, right?  Abortion is just an exercise of that free will. 

Feel free to add your own! 

Of course, you could get people on the other extreme as well with graceless Christianity. 

Seriously, I am all for Bible reading and I know that the schools that do teach it are supposed to use it as part of history and not to advance a religion.   I do trust that God’s word is powerful and can achieve its purpose even when people use it improperly. 

But I don’t trust that public schools would teach it properly.  There are many denominations and even many churches within my own denomination that I wouldn’t send my dogs to, let alone my kids.  I don’t want to see the Bible mocked.

What do you think?  Are you aware of programs where it has been consistently and properly taught about its content and place in history?  How do you ensure it isn’t abused?

Inner city schools and politics: Time for a change?

schoolVerum Serum had a good post about graduation rates at inner city high schools: Roughly 50% !!  Read the whole thing. 

You can’t blame it on spending, because these schools often have much higher spending per pupil than well-performing schools.

You can’t blame it on the “backwards South,” because that stereotype doesn’t play out either.

Fact: Democrats have had virtual monopolies on inner-city politics and schools for 50 years.  Anyone see the correlation?

I’m not saying it is all the Dems fault. After all, the parents have a huge role in this. But does anyone seriously think the Democratic policies have helped?  Do you think that the rates would be even worse with some conserative leadership? 

50%.  Yikes!