Obama, Really? ‘Intercontinental Railroad’ was built by Abe Lincoln

“Abe Lincoln built the “intercontinental railroad” during the Civil War.” claims Obama. Opps POTUS, The railroad was authorized during the Civil War and construction was underway. But, the USA did not have a transcontinental railroad until 1869.Just imagine a female Republican Presidential contender made that statement. Would the media overlook the misinformation or gaffe?But his friend David Axelrod, must have got the same memo this past July 6th.


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“GOP Are ‘Suicide Bombers” MSNBC Debate Really?

“GOP Are ‘Suicide Bombers” MSNBC Debate Really?.

Now, the new Drama Queen, Ms. Tina Brown voiced a deliberate and  harsh statement on that fable news network MSNBC. Such a lively debate, I wonder if she will receive a notice of suspension for her kind remarks to the Republican Party, suicide bombers? Is the right the real terrorists in all this mayhem in lowering taxes and decreasing spending?

Who’s Responsible for the Government Schools Cheating Sandals?

Cheating scandals are multiplying as major school districts like Atlanta, Baltimore (see AT article) and Washington, DC (see AT article) are under the gun by corporate and non-profit school reformers like Eli Broad, Bill Gates and Arne Duncan to produce better grades for more dollars.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal “released a report…that names 178 teachers and principals — 82 of whom confessed — in what’s likely the biggest cheating scandal in US history.

The 55,000-student Atlanta public school system rose in national prominence during the 2000s, as test scores steadily rose and the district received notice and funding from the Broad Foundation and the Gates Foundation. But behind that rise, the state found, were teachers and principals in 44 schools erasing and changing test answers. [snip]

In one case, an administrator instructed employees to tell investigators to “go to hell.” When teachers tried to alert authorities, they were labeled “disgruntled.” One principal opened an ethics investigation against a whistle-blower.

The problems in these school districts point to systemic corruption in public schools across the board. The fraud begins at the top with the DOE and spreads far and wide into a complex network of Obama administration officials, private foundations and independent school reformers.

Dissent Magazine offers a full disclosure of the intermingling of foundation money with the DOE. The article is a must read. This excerpt describes the scene:

The Department [of Education] has truly embraced the foundation community by creating a position within the Office of the Secretary for the Director of Philanthropic Engagement. This dedicated role within the Secretary’s Office signals to the philanthropic world that the Department is “open for business.”

Within weeks, Duncan had integrated the DOE into the network of revolving-door job placement that includes the staffs of Gates, Broad, and all the thinks tanks, advocacy groups, school management organizations, training programs, and school districts that they fund.

Read more here.

The Casey Anthony Jury

Juror No. 3 has now started talking. She is saying that the prosecution didn’t prove how Casey died. Guess what? The prosecution doesn’t need to prove how the victim died to prove murder. The jury had all the information it needed to determine that Casey didn’t die of natural causes and that Casey’s mother was the cause. As time goes on this jury will become known as a jury that didn’t understand it’s job, didn’t understand the evidence, didn’t engage in due and intelligent deliberation … and let a murderer go. They will have to live with that. As for Casey Anthony? She will self-destruct. The only question is when.

Need to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill? How About ‘Extreme Couponing?’

The women sat expectantly as Monica Knight told them she once routinely spent $600 a month on groceries for her family of four. Breaking into a broad smile, Knight says that figure has been reduced to only $100 to $150 a month.

And now the dental hygienist and mother of two is about to tell them her secret.

The women lean forward in their seats. They’re the latest disciples of extreme couponing; women who carry pictures of their overflowing pantries on their cell phones; savvy shoppers who will spend hours flipping through newspaper and magazine advertisements in search of their bargains, and homemakers who have pinched pennies to put food on the table during the recession and need the extra help.

Most have watched the television series “Extreme Couponing,” which debuted on TLC in April and follows shoppers whose intense devotion to finding bargains can whittle a $555.44 grocery store bill down to $5.97, to cite one extreme example.

Read more here.

Investigation into APS cheating finds unethical behavior across every level

Across Atlanta Public Schools, staff worked feverishly in secret to transform testing failures into successes.

A state investigation found former Atlanta schools superintendent Beverly Hall and her top aides either ignored or destroyed evidence of test cheating across the district.

A state investigation found former Atlanta schools superintendent Beverly Hall and her top aides either ignored or destroyed evidence of test cheating across the district.

Teachers and principals erased and corrected mistakes on students’ answer sheets.

Area superintendents silenced whistle-blowers and rewarded subordinates who met academic goals by any means possible.

Superintendent Beverly Hall and her top aides ignored, buried, destroyed or altered complaints about misconduct, claimed ignorance of wrongdoing and accused naysayers of failing to believe in poor children’s ability to learn.

For years — as long as a decade — this was how the Atlanta school district produced gains on state curriculum tests. The scores soared so dramatically they brought national acclaim to Hall and the district, according to an investigative report released Tuesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.

In the report, the governor’s special investigators describe an enterprise where unethical — and potentially illegal — behavior pierced every level of the bureaucracy, allowing district staff to reap praise and sometimes bonuses by misleading the children, parents and community they served.

The report accuses top district officials of wrongdoing that could lead to criminal charges in some cases.

The decision whether to prosecute lies with three district attorneys — in Fulton, DeKalb and Douglas counties — who will consider potential offenses in their jurisdictions.

For teachers, a culture of fear ensured the deception would continue.

“APS is run like the mob,” one teacher told investigators, saying she cheated because she feared retaliation if she didn’t.

The voluminous report names 178 educators, including 38 principals, as participants in cheating. More than 80 confessed. The investigators said they confirmed cheating in 44 of 56 schools they examined.

The investigators conducted more than 2,100 interviews and examined more than 800,000 documents in what is likely the most wide-ranging investigation into test-cheating in a public school district ever conducted in United States history.

Read more here.

I’m sick of the shared sacrifice charade

…. Just the latest in class warfare rhetoric from the Democrats

Do you notice how the Democrats are cranking up the class warfare rhetoric? The ObamaMedia, of course, is loving it, and they’ve shown their eagerness to promote the message right into the election. Just know this … the media – with exceptions of course – is dedicated to the reelection of The Community Organizer. The only real tactical question is just how obvious they are going to be about it. The dumb masses must be reeled in — so let’s not make it too obvious.

Actually … it looks like the dumb masses have already been reeled in. According to Gallup’s 2011 Economic and Finance poll, 57% of Americans believe that money and wealth in this country should be more evenly distributed among a larger population. If you are a Democrat, that number increases to 70% who believe the government should tax the rich more heavily in order to spread the wealth around. About one-half of Americans think that the government should actually take care of this redistribution. Unbelievable. What will happen to the productive class in this society if they are punished more for their success? Well that’s a no brainer. They will be less successful. Some (many?) will just say “the hell with it” and fold their tents. Some of those tents go into storage and their owners just retire. Other tents get pitched in foreign lands. You do not get more of a behavior you punish. I’d say confiscation of wealth is a high form of punishment for a productive member of society.

Let’s look at just the last few days as the rhetoric has ramped up to a new level. Here are just a few of the quotes over the last few days:

* White House press secretary Jay Carney: “Americans are not like — ‘I demand this, you know, I draw the red line here and I draw this in the sand.’ They just want us to get something done that’s sensible, that spreads the sacrifice and spreads the prosperity.”

* Zbigniew Brzezinski on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”: “It seems to me that if America were really expanding economically, that kind of wealth, that kind of disparity is palpable. But when you have stagnation when you have a chronic case of unemployment, the sense of social injustice can be terribly demoralizing and politically in the long run, very dangerous. It can politicize social economic issues, create radicalism, class conflict [and] extremism and I think that is a real risk in our society. Especially since so many of those who made so much money recently produce very little wealth for others. They essentially pocket the money. They are engaged in financial manipulations but not in enhancing productivity and increasing employment.”

* In a letter to Obama from Sen. Bernie Sanders: “The wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations in this country must pay their fair share. At least 50 percent of any deficit reduction package must come from revenue raised by ending tax breaks for the wealthy and eliminating tax loopholes that benefit large, profitable corporations and Wall Street financial institutions.”

* Former Obama czar, Van Jones claims at a “Rebuild the Dream” conference: “We do not have to keep suffering like this America because we are not broke. We were robbed, and somebody has our money.”

On top of these statements we also have Obama’s weekly radio address over the weekend, his townhall last week, and Harry Reid’s Sense of the Senate from yesterday. We are seeing an all-out war against the high achievers in the United States. Question is, are you ready to fight back? More importantly, do you believe that your representatives in Washington are ready to fight for you? Until this point, Republicans have stood firm, stating that a debt solution would be revenue neutral – no tax increases. But yesterday Republican Senator Jon Kyl said that Republicans have tentatively agreed to “increased revenue” between $150 billion and $200 billion. Kyl says, “If the government sells something and gets revenue from it, that’s revenue. If there is a user fee of some kind and we want to raise that to keep up with the times, that’s revenue. And if you add up all of the revenues that we Republicans have agreed to, it’s between $150 billion and $200 billion.” Right, Senator Kyl, user fees are revenue. But my fear is that the Republicans will cave into Democrat demands to get rid of some tax deductions for higher income earners .. and those moves translate into tax increases, pure and simple.

I’d recommend reading this excellent article by Steve McCann: Obama’s Class Warfare Harms America. Liberals are not offering solutions by pushing this wealth envy on the American public. What they are doing is trying to avoid the fact that their liberal dreams and schemes of big government are not the same dreams and schemes that made America great. America’s greatness does not come from government; therefore Democrats will never be the source of American greatness.