Thursday, April 07, 2005

Misc 3

More "bullets" of random subjects of some interest.....

ALL-AMERICAN HEROES "I'm proud of every single one of you. You are not vigilantes. You are heroes."- Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, addressing yesterday a gathering of volunteers for the Minuteman Project, a border-monitoring efforts cheduled to kick off in Arizona on Monday
FIRED OUR GUNS BUT THE MARINES KEPT A'COMIN'"We are fighting. But the Marines keep coming. We are shooting, but theMarines won't stop."- A terrorist/insurgent in Fallujah, Iraq, overheard by Marines who were monitoring the terrorists' radio network last November, "Inside the Ring,"4/1/05
SENATOR WEBSTERPosted to a spirited discussion about Senate Bill 976 and illegal immigration, hosted by Monty Knight of NBC-17 (Raleigh) andfeaturing Donna Martinez, Cash Michaels, Marc Rotterman and bill sponsorRepublican state Senator Hugh Webster.Link to Senate Bill 976
MINUTEMEN BAG 18 ILLEGALS ON DAY ONE"Volunteers for an effort to patrol the Mexican border reported their first sighting of suspected illegal immigrants, resulting in 18 arrests, authorities said Sunday. Participants in the Minuteman Project spotted the migrants Saturday near Naco as the volunteers were surveying the border to familiarize themselves with area. When agents arrived, they apprehended 18 people, Border Patrol spokesman Andy Adame said."- Associated Press, 4/5/05
BOOSTING JOHN BOLTON"John Bolton's nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations got aboost this week when 59 ex-diplomats sent a letter to the Senate opposing his appointment. Along with North Korea's reference to Mr. Bolton as 'humanscum' and John Kerry's passionate disapproval, what more could the Senate want by way of recommendation?"- Wall Street Journal editorial, 3/31/05
WHAT'S IN SANDY'S PANTS"Far from merely taking copies of national security documents to 'refresh'his memory about Clinton administration anti-terrorism policies, (formerClinton National Security Adviser Sandy) Berger took five different versionsof a review of the Clinton team's record on terrorism written in 2000 byWhite House aide Richard Clarke. Each version contained unique handwritten notes or markings made by various high-level recipients of the memo. In other words, each copy could reveal the responses of various key administration players to Mr. Clarke's analysis of how the Clinton administration had responded to the rising threat of attacks on the U.S. homeland. For reasons known only to himself, Mr. Berger shredded three of the five versions of the memo in his office."- John Fund, Political Diary, 4/1/05
IS THAT YOUR WRIST? HERE, LET ME SLAP IT"For a guy who stole and destroyed classified government papers and thenlied about it, Sandy Berger is getting off light. Federal officials sayBerger has plea-bargained his way to no jail time, an infinitesimal $10,000 fine, surrender of his security clearance for three years and a promise to cooperate with investigators. A judge must okay the deal; if justice means anything he won't."- Lyn Nofziger, Musings, 4/1/05
FOOL-PROOF"One thing we do know about abstinence is that if you practice it, you will not have an unintended pregnancy or risk catching a sexually transmitted disease."- Bill Pierce of the Department of Health and Human Services, AssociatedPress, 4/1/05
STUPIDITY VIRUS STRIKES PUBLIK SKOOLS"At Daniels Farm Elementary School in Trumbull, Conn., (principal Gail) Karwoski's teachers grade papers by giving examples of better answers for those students who make mistakes. But that approach meant the kids often found their work covered in red, the color that teachers long have used to grade work. Parents objected. Red writing, they said, was 'stressful.'"The principal said teachers were just giving constructive advice and the color of ink used to convey that message should not matter. But some parents could not let it go.So the school put red on the blacklist. Blue and other colors are in. 'It's not an argument we want to have at this point because what we need is the parents' understanding,' Karwoski said...."The color has become so symbolic of negativity that some principals and teachers will not touch it. 'You could hold up a paper that says 'Greatwork!' and it won't even matter, if it's written in red,' said JosephForiska, principal of Thaddeus Stevens Elementary in Pittsburgh. He has instructed his teachers to grade with colors featuring more'pleasant-feeling tones' so that their instructional messages do not come across as derogatory or demeaning."At Public School 188 in Manhattan, 25-year-old teacher Justin Kazmark grades with purple, which has emerged as a new color of choice for many educators, pen manufacturers confirm. 'My generation was brought up on right or wrong with no in between, and red was always in your face,' Kazmark said. 'It's abrasive to me. Purple is just a little bit more gentle. Part of my job is to be attuned to what kids respond to, and red is not one of those colors.'"- Associated Press, 4/5/05
YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID"How on Earth are we preparing our kids for the real world when we're worried about their (and their parents') self-esteem over the color of ink used to grade their papers? We're turning out another generation ofignorant candy asses who will be completely unable to discern the difference between a private investment account and one controlled by the government.I ask you to consider the chances our nation has to survive in freedom and liberty so long as we depend on the government to educate our children."- Talk show host Neal Boortz
FAMOUS LAST WORDS"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power ofCongress.... Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America."- James Madison


At 7:16 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

Bolton will need the boost. But, he is the man for the job.

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Van Helsing said...

What more boost could Bolton need than the knowledge that John Kerry passionately disapproves of him?

At 2:32 AM, Blogger Michael said...

Hey, where'd ya go?
Gotta live Tom


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