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  • Schools fret over overhaul ideas (TX)

    01/09/2005 10:45:58 AM PST · 10 of 17
    Conservative to Dubya
    During the past few weeks I have listened as many Republican representatives and senators discussed the school finance issue. It has been disappointing that there is a "all-fund, no-fix" mindset.....always on how to get more money, rather than on how the money is being/will be spent.

    Texas is the most conservative large-population state in the country. We have a conservative legislature and governor, elected by a conservative constituency. On the other side, however, is an entrenched public education establishment, which is engaged in the left's cultural war on conservative values across the nation, and increasingly in Texas as well.

    This conflict gives the 79th legislature a unique opportunity, to ensure that Texas' public schools teach a curriculum focusing on America's core principles, requiring academic and cultural accountability as well as fiscal accountability in return for funding.

    Lots of smart people, including the Texas Public Policy Foundation, make a good case that public education is already overfunded. For example, the state controller's office exposed my district as spending only 47% of budget on instruction-related activity. Rather than fix the problem, district trustees fudged the numbers, raised the number to 69%, and declared victory

    My work during the 2002 statewide social studies textbook review cycle revealed stunning attempts by the left to revise American history. TEKS standards that drive textbook and curriculum content ignore American patriotism,
    foster a negative view of American history, encourage inclusion of multiculturally correct events rather than historically significant ones, and do nothing to temper successful attempts by activist authors and administrators to introduce their leftist views.

    More recently, we have seen a blatant attempt by Plano ISD administrators to silence religious free speech by Christian students.

    In the Richardson ISD where I pay my school taxes, the Thanksgiving lesson plan ignored the holiday's Christian heritage, while referring to Pilgrims as "religious bigots"
    and for some politically correct reason included a lengthy description of Ramadan and other Islamic holidays. The district's response? Remove citizen search capabilty from the district's website which contained the offensive material.

    This same RISD threw a public temper tantrum in August 2003 in response to the legislature's mandate to recite the Pledges of Allegiance and honor a moment of silence and the beginning of each school day. What a message they sent to the students! And my tax dollars fund all of this.


    It is difficult to have much sympathy for the Dallas ISD's projected budget shortfall of $15-30 million, given the DISD's past excesses including the extravagant severance package bestowed on departed superintendent Mike Moses by the very same trustees who now demand additional funding.

    The emerging statewide testing scandal, which alleges organized, pervasive cheating on TAKS tests by administrators and teachers in as many as 400 schools suggests that institutional dishonesty is a primary response by the education establishment to the state's demands for academic accountability to parents and taxpayers.

    In summary, Republican legislators must take the lead on school finance reform. But legislators need also to take advantage of the significant opportunity to demand adherence to the fiscal, academic, and cultural values held by the conservative majority that they represent.
  • Scientist: Not wearing seat belt 'is just stupid'

    02/20/2003 3:14:08 PM PST · 92 of 119
    Conservative to First_Salute
    Seatbelts for safety are almost as important as carrying a
    concealed firearm at all times.
  • Trailing Transit (pro - light rail barf alert!)

    12/16/2002 10:03:24 AM PST · 13 of 46
    Conservative to GOPcapitalist
    DART has created a "crime corridor" into the affluent neighborhoods of North Dallas/Plano/Richardson.

    Criminals ride in, steal, ride out.....and to add insult to injury....since DART operates on a quasi honor system... they don't even pay to ride.

  • Sawgrass Rebellion Stop at Saginaw, TX

    10/08/2002 4:04:36 PM PDT · 1 of 3
    Conservative
  • Sawgrass Convoy coming to North Texas Saturday, Oct. 12

    10/06/2002 8:35:02 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    Conservative to sauropod
    We plan to hook up with the convoy in Ft. Worth for awhile, arriving in Naples on the 16th or 17th.
  • Sawgrass Convoy coming to North Texas Saturday, Oct. 12

    10/06/2002 5:36:14 AM PDT · 9 of 12
    Conservative to TX Liberty Lady; basil
    Heads Up.......
  • Sawgrass Convoy coming to North Texas Saturday, Oct. 12

    10/06/2002 5:26:59 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    Conservative to Conservative; LurkerNoMore!; Smartaleck; Topaz; Jolly Green; DallasDeb; bobbyd; PetroniDE; Bob J; ..
    Looking forward to your support for this event.
  • Sawgrass Convoy coming to North Texas Saturday, Oct. 12

    10/06/2002 4:52:53 AM PDT · 7 of 12
    Conservative to MissAmericanPie
    Thanks for your response. Pls help get the word out to more North Texas Freepers.

    I look forward to meeting you there.

    In addition to the convoy speakers, Texas-based speakers will include Peggy Venable, State Director of Citizens for a Sound Economy, Sterling Burnett of the National Center for Policy Analysis, and key members of the Citizens Against Forced Annexation.

  • Sawgrass Convoy coming to North Texas Saturday, Oct. 12

    10/05/2002 10:54:45 AM PDT · 2 of 12
    Conservative to Conservative
    Are there any Texas freepers out there?
  • Sawgrass Convoy coming to North Texas Saturday, Oct. 12

    10/04/2002 1:45:34 PM PDT · 1 of 12
    Conservative
    This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Texas Freepers to support two property rights movements, see the 10-foot Klamath bucket and the 12 foot Jarbidge shovel, and have a good-ol' Texas time at a family oriented festival.

    Saginaw, Texas is located off loop 820 north of Fort Worth, just west of the intersection of loop 820 and Interstate 35W.

  • Anti-abortion group sparks controversy on U. Minnesota campus

    09/19/2002 10:55:23 AM PDT · 29 of 35
    Conservative to areafiftyone
    The University of Minnesota is an embarrassment to its alumni.

    It has allowed its Universtiy of Minnesota press to publish a book which claims pedophilia is a normal, natural act.

    Its Department of Humanities has discontinued teaching Western Cililization, opting instead for Islamic terrorism.

    Its Institute of Technology has become an indoctrination center for environmentalist mush.

    I am embarrassed to be an alumni.

  • A Bush Hater's Poll

    07/11/2002 7:08:39 PM PDT · 838 of 1,426
    Conservative to Jim Robinson
    The "lesser evil" argument does not wash with me.

    I can pick and choose between working for Republicans, or on Texas textbook issues, property rights, and gun rights.

    Electing Republicans in November does not even make the cut.....they have abandoned their Conservative base...even though my spouse and I made over 800 phone bank calls in Florida during the first week of November 2000.

    Live and learn.....

  • House passes bill allowing pilots to carry guns

    07/10/2002 7:32:04 PM PDT · 36 of 78
    Conservative to planesman
    This afternoon, I watched CSPAN as ultra-liberal Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon lobbied to strengthen the weak bill that was passed out of committee.

    Later, I listened to the news as Senator Barbara Boxer endorsed guns in the cockpit legislation.

    Meanwhile, the Bush administration opposes the legislation.

    The universe has surely turned upside down.

  • Portland Salvation Army Fights for Survival

    07/01/2002 12:26:20 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    Conservative to kattracks
    Portland City Council at.....

    http://www.ci.portland.me.us/citycou.htm

    Salvation Army at.....

    http://www.servingnewengland.com/contact.htm

    Go get 'em.

  • Home Depot stops doing business with federal government (even cash!)

    06/17/2002 4:54:50 PM PDT · 310 of 329
    Conservative to John Jorsett
    Homo Depot gains a little respect in my opinion....but not enough to keep me from buying at pro-firearms Lowes.
  • 2002 Texas GOP Convention - Observations from a Freeper Delegate

    06/10/2002 7:14:20 AM PDT · 24 of 72
    Conservative to PetroniDE
    For months, I have been puzzled as the Bush administration, along with Congressional Republicans, have wandered to the left. Campaign Finance Reform, The abandonment of Brett Schundler and Judge Pickering, Israel, environmental issues, etc., were all issues in which Republicans have abandoned the Conservative base which has put them in power.

    While a delegate to the Texas convention, I became even more frustrated with our leadership's attitudes towards the Conservative base.

    The centralization of power in the state chairman rather than decentralization to the more-apt-to-be-Conservative SRECs.

    Rick Perry, in his speech, rolled out more socialist programs without even taking a breath than any Republican in the history of Texas.

    And after working very hard on platform issues at all three levels (precinct, senatorial, and state), it was insulting to find that our state leadership (Weddington and Barton) want us to line up and support Republican candidates come hell or high water..... (thanks for all you do)......but will not require our candidates to endorse our Conservative platform.

    It is beginning to appear to me that the Republican party no longer is contributing much to the conservative versus liberal debate.

    Rather, I see that our leadership at the national and local levels hungers for the power resulting from a victory in November far more than it cares about the core principles of our party.

    I will vote for the candidates in November. But it will be hard to generate much enthusiasm to work for them in the meantime.

  • Texas GOP Convention [PICTURES!]

    06/06/2002 9:02:29 AM PDT · 133 of 294
    Conservative to GOPcapitalist
    Re #93

    Your positions are appreciated.

    What is your position on Rule 43?

    Conservative, (delegate, SD8)

  • ECO RADICALS SHAMED IN DALLAS (After Freep Report)

    05/30/2002 9:58:03 PM PDT · 72 of 143
    Conservative to Ms. AntiFeminazi
    Interview of Conservative appeared on channel 11.

    Interview of Mrs. Conservative appeared on channel 5.

    Picture of Conservative debating opposition appeared on page 1 of Fort Worth Star-Telegram business section.

    Conservative letter to the Editors of Dallas Morning News appears below. We shall see if they print it.

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    To the Editors, Dallas Morning News:

    Having observed numerous occasions in which the Dallas Morning News has recoiled in self-righteous indignation at accusations of its persistent liberal bias, I was once again amused by the reinforcement of such bias, in Charlene Oldham's one-sided article "The opposition speaks at Exxon Mobil Meeting", May 30.

    In typical DMN biased reporting, Oldham ignores key facts.

    Having been at the site, I know that she did not reveal that there were less than 100 unbathed, nose-ringed, Ruckus-trained anarchists who showed up to protest Exxon Mobil; their small numbers thankfully precluding them from wreaking Seattle-type destruction on downtown Dallas.

    She did not tell us that the left-wing rabble was confronted by a counter-demonstration consisting of at least as many pro-America, pro-Capitalism, Exxon Mobil supporters.

    Reports by channels 4, 5, 8, and 11 were balanced, as well as the article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Why not in the Dallas Morning News?

    It is no wonder that my former carrier calls with offers to practically give your paper away.

    Conservative

  • ECO RADICALS SHAMED IN DALLAS (After Freep Report)

    05/30/2002 9:11:58 PM PDT · 70 of 143
    Conservative to Ms. AntiFeminazi
    Interview of Conservative appeared on channel 11.

    Interview of Mrs. Conservative appeared on channel 5.

    Picture of Conservative debating opposition appeared
    on page 1 of Fort Worth Star-Telegram business section.

    My letter to Dallas Morning News, written today, appears below. We shall see if they choose to print it.

    ****************************************

    To the Editors, Dallas Morning News:

    Having observed numerous occasions in which the Dallas Morning News has recoiled in self-righteous indignation at accusations of its persistent liberal bias, I was once again amused by the reinforcement of such bias, in Charlene Oldham's one-sided article "The opposition speaks at Exxon Mobil Meeting", May 30.

    In typical DMN biased reporting, Oldham ignores key facts.

    Having been at the site, I know that she did not reveal that there were less than 100 unbathed, nose-ringed, Ruckus-trained anarchists who showed up to protest Exxon Mobil; their small numbers thankfully precluding them from wreaking Seattle-type destruction on downtown Dallas.

    She did not tell us that the left-wing rabble was confronted by a counter-demonstration consisting of at least as many pro-America, pro-Capitalism, Exxon Mobil supporters.

    Reports by channels 4, 5, 8, and 11 were balanced, as well as the article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Why not in the Dallas Morning News?

    It is no wonder that my former carrier calls with offers to practically give your paper away.

    Conservative

  • Little Darby Creek wildlife refuge proposal is dead, U.S. official says

    03/14/2002 5:47:09 PM PST · 10 of 11
    Conservative to mommadooo3
    We rallied on the Mall in Washington D.C. with the Second Amendment Sisters on Mother's Day, 2000.

    We joined the Grim Reaper Convoy to the Darby Farmland Rally in September 2000.

    We went to Florida in October 2000 to work for the George W. Bush campaign.

    We travelled to Klamath Falls in May 2001 to be a part of the Bucket Brigade.

    The anti-gun movement has lost its momentum.

    The Darby Refuge is dead.

    George W. Bush is president

    Irrigation water will be turned on in the Klamath Basin for the upcoming growing season.

    We are four for four.

    Conservative & Proud.

  • Spat over parking space turns ugly

    03/14/2002 2:19:23 PM PST · 10 of 12
    Conservative to 2Trievers
    Call the Guiness Book of World Records.

    This is the first time in recorded history that all handicapped parking places at a location have been filled.

  • Dallas mayoral election results -- official thread

    02/17/2002 11:24:13 AM PST · 77 of 92
    Conservative to DallasMike
    My wife and I went to the polls, signed in, and turned in blank ballots.

    In our opinions, neither candidate could even qualify as "the best of the worst" in this election....

  • Calling All oregon Freepers

    02/11/2002 6:50:26 PM PST · 17 of 24
    Conservative to ex-Texan
    Here in North Texas, two Freepers would be unable to organize just the two of them going to lunch.

    I suggest connecting with the Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE)- Oregon. They claim 10,000 conservative members, dedicated to smaller government and lower taxes. And they are organized already.

    www.cse.org ....click on state chapters....then on the state of Oregon map for more info.

  • Calling All oregon Freepers

    02/11/2002 6:31:56 PM PST · 16 of 24
    Conservative to MeeknMing
    So where is the sign pointing to ELF Terrorist HQ?
  • Who here has served on jury duty and has a good excuse to get off?

    02/06/2002 7:18:14 PM PST · 162 of 351
    Conservative to Nachum
    Sometimes I have wanted to be on a jury, sometimes not. It depends on whether the case looks interesting, and the estimated length of the trial.

    If I don't want to be on the jury......during the interview process I ask a question of one of the attorneys which clearly implies that I am against his client.

    Works every time.

  • Please Sign Petition to Kill CARA, the Bill that Confiscates Private Property

    01/21/2002 6:16:45 AM PST · 11 of 11
    Conservative to Conservative
    Bump
  • Please Sign Petition to Kill CARA, the Bill that Confiscates Private Property

    01/20/2002 5:17:59 AM PST · 6 of 11
    Conservative to Conservative
    Sunday morning bump
  • Please Sign Petition to Kill CARA, the Bill that Confiscates Private Property

    01/19/2002 9:02:48 PM PST · 5 of 11
    Conservative to Conservative
    Late night bump
  • Please Sign Petition to Kill CARA, the Bill that Confiscates Private Property

    01/19/2002 3:44:00 PM PST · 1 of 11
    Conservative
    Please access and sign the Petition at Source Link. Thanks.

    Conservative

  • Please FREEP Greens attempt to implement roadless areas, today, January 11

    01/11/2002 1:11:09 PM PST · 35 of 35
    Conservative to Conservative
    Thanks to everyone who responded to my request....
  • Please FREEP Greens attempt to implement roadless areas, today, January 11

    01/11/2002 9:02:30 AM PST · 19 of 35
    Conservative to Conservative
    Thread getting off track.

    Calls, folks.....Calls

  • Please FREEP Greens attempt to implement roadless areas, today, January 11

    01/11/2002 5:43:50 AM PST · 1 of 35
    Conservative
    The lady who answered my call was obviously happy to get another call from the good guys.
  • Ford set to shed 20,000 jobs and shut plants

    01/06/2002 3:35:55 PM PST · 33 of 139
    Conservative to GeneD
    Ford has committed three major sins:

    1. Granted benefits to those who shackup with their homosexual employees.

    2. Donated millions to eco-Nazi groups, totally alienating their rural customers.

    3. Fired white middle managers in the name of "diversity".

    Ford deserves anything bad that happens to it.

  • Bush promises help to Klamath farmers; boosts Smith and Walden; calls for job creation

    01/06/2002 10:23:27 AM PST · 31 of 151
    Conservative to SierraWasp
    ..."he's a season late and a bucket brigade short of a full lake!!!..."

    As one who made the trek from Dallas, TX, to Klamath Falls to participate in the May 7 Bucket Brigade, I am very pleased with the President's committment to provide water for the Klamath Basin farmers.

    We need to constantly remind ourselves who are friends are, and who are our enemies.

  • Anti-Gay Protestors Drowned Out In US High School

    01/03/2002 1:32:48 PM PST · 25 of 81
    Conservative to Gritty

    Rev. Robert Ervin, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

    It appears that this Episcopalian "spiritual leader" has become so decadent that he supports homosexual perversion.

  • [DRUDGE] EXCLUSIVE: CNN GRETA [ Van Susteren] JUMPS TO FOX NEWS; CABLE WAR INTENSIFIES

    01/02/2002 4:59:00 PM PST · 315 of 359
    Conservative to Silly
    Well, I hope Fox News does not lose Lorie Dew to CNN.

    It would be like trading away Ann Coulter for Rosie O'Donnell.

  • New Texas Laws That go Into Effect Jan. 1

    12/31/2001 2:02:55 PM PST · 8 of 9
    Conservative to Come And Take It
    SB1074, which bans racial profiling by law enforcement agencies, went into effect Sept. 1 but must be implemented by Tuesday.

    This law will further handicap law enforcement from apprehending and punishing the real criminal predators in our state.

    Thankfully, my spouse and I obtained our concealed carry permits during 2001, and thus are no longer completely dependent upon law enforcement for personal protection.

  • Mallard Fillmore of 12/23/01--a classic

    12/23/2001 1:38:12 PM PST · 35 of 40
    Conservative to Our man in washington
    Although I have made numerous requests to the commies at the Dallas Morning News to balance their editorial page Doonesbury cartoon with Mallard Fillmore, they refuse.
  • My Impressions of Hope, Arkansas - VANITY

    12/23/2001 7:45:12 AM PST · 15 of 15
    Conservative to Notforprophet
    We visited Hope and the former railroad station which was the Clinton museum.

    In the gift shop we asked if they had a full size Jennifer Flowers plastic blow up doll for sale.

    They actually asked us to leave!

  • Passenger Describes Subduing Suspect

    12/22/2001 9:52:40 PM PST · 51 of 120
    Conservative to classygreeneyedblonde
    Watch for the New York Times editorial describing how the American flying public is a group of savage, uncivilized vigilantes.
  • Lynx Hair Hoax Gaining Traction in Government and Media

    12/22/2001 9:32:51 PM PST · 6 of 34
    Conservative to Conservative
    Click on source URL link to see how media coverage of this hoax is expanding. Also how 15 members of Congress have asked the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior for a thorough investigation.

    This incident lengthens the shadow over all government and green groups' analysis of endangered species and the resulting restrictions placed on human activity in rural areas.

  • Lynx Hair Hoax Gaining Traction in Government and Media

    12/22/2001 8:53:45 PM PST · 1 of 34
    Conservative
    Click on Source URL link for further information on this issue.
  • Anti-American Textbooks Have No Place in Texas Schools

    12/05/2001 2:11:11 PM PST · 7 of 13
    Conservative to mxbluto
    America is anti-American anymore. Do you think corporate monopolies and conglomerates are pro-American?

    Off topic. If you want to bash Capitalism, start your own thread or go to DemocRATunderground.com

  • Anti-American Textbooks Have No Place in Texas Schools

    12/05/2001 1:34:13 PM PST · 1 of 13
    Conservative
    The rejection of this textbook is a major win for Conservatives against the atni-America enviro activists.

    Dozens of Conservatives presented their issues to the Texas State Board of Education on September 6 and November 8.

    Since Texas (with California) is the leading purchaser of public school textbooks in the country, and therefore often sets the tone for other states' evaluations, the rejection of this biased textbook has national implications as well.

  • The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

    11/22/2001 7:55:39 AM PST · 1 of 8
    Conservative
    Yet one more example of the free market's triumph over socialism.

    This is a great story to tell to those around your table today.

  • Portland, Ore., Police Refuse to Cooperate With Federal Questioning

    11/21/2001 8:23:06 AM PST · 26 of 51
    Conservative to hogwaller
    Maybe because Ashcroft is overstepping his bounds and Oregonians have guts?

    Oregon (Portland and Eugene) is the world headquarters for environmental terrorism, the Earth Liberation Front...

    Liberal Oregon jealously protects these environmental terrorists. Why should they treat other America-haters differently?

  • Owens v. Publix Supermarkets

    11/16/2001 2:48:25 PM PST · 108 of 117
    Conservative to TheOtherOne
    Why didn't you protest, speak up, and testify if it was a fraud and you knew?

    Hey, Freepers just don't get that involved.

    I mooned 'em good, though.

  • Owens v. Publix Supermarkets

    11/16/2001 1:48:42 PM PST · 92 of 117
    Conservative to Loopy
    Wait til some good friend or family member of yours has an accident and gets seriously hurt because some Wal-Mart or Home Depot didn't clean up a mess properly.

    In my case, K-Mart and my sleazy sister- and brother-in- law.

    They are both long term welfare parasites, and they have milked their frivolous lawsuit into a lifelong retirement.....compliments of K-Mart.....and the rest of us, who pay higher prices as a result.

  • I want to build my own MAN what's the best???? (vanity)

    11/16/2001 1:20:08 PM PST · 118 of 306
    Conservative to OneidaM
    Subject: MEN'S RULES

    These are our rules. Please note ... these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!

    1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.

    1. Birthdays, Valentines, and Anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect present yet again!

    1. Sometimes, we are not thinking about you. Live with it.

    1. Do not ask us what we are thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as navel lint, the shotgun formation and NASCAR.

    1. Sunday = sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

    1. Shopping is NOT a sport, and no, we are never going to think of it that way.

    1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really.

    1. Crying is blackmail.

    1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work. Strong hints do not work. Obvious hints do not work. Just say it!

    1. We don't remember dates. Mark birthdays and anniversaries on a calendar. Remind us frequently beforehand.

    1. Most guys own three pairs of shoes - tops. What makes you think we'd be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?

    1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

    1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

    1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.

    1. Check your oil! . Please.

    1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

    1. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't expect us to act like soap opera guys.

    1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

    1. Let us ogle. We are going to look anyway; it's genetic.

    1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done - not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

    1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

    1. Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we.

    1. The relationship is never going to be like it was the first two months we were going out. Get over it. And quit whining to your girlfriends.

    1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

    1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

    1. We are not mind readers and we never will be. Our lack of mind-reading ability is not proof of how little we care about you.

    1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

    1. I'm in shape. - ROUND is a shape!

  • We Freepers Can Influence NRA Board Action on CARA Land Grab Legislation (My Title)

    11/02/2001 7:40:29 AM PST · 3 of 3
    Conservative to Conservative
    NewsMax view on this issue at:

    http://www.newsmax.com/commentarchive.shtml?a=2001/10/30/133429