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  • Chinese-American Mom Says Common Core Is Just Like Education in Communist China

    12/01/2014 8:49:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Nov. 30, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    "Do you just want your kids to be test machines and cheap workers for corporations?"Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, testified before the Colorado State Board of Education that Common Core was similar to the education she received growing up in Mao’s Communist China. “Common Core, in my eyes, is the same as the Communist core I once saw in China,” Williams said. “I grew up under Mao’s regime and we had the Communist-dominated education — nationalized testing, nationalized curriculum, and nationalized indoctrination.” In a post at FreedomWorks, Williams wrote about her experience with the Chinese education system: Our...
  • Get ‘Em Young: Obama’s Plan for Universal Preschool

    02/16/2013 7:51:10 AM PST · by yoe · 31 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 16, 2013 | Tad Cronn
    Since the recent State of the Union address, President Obama has been touting his proposal to offer free preschool to everybody. The White House cites studies that claim all manner of benefits to sticking young children into the zoo early on, including later “success.” And Obama claims one of his main motivations is to close the test score “achievement gap” between poor and rich kids.[snip] If you truly want to give your child an educational head start, turn off the TV and make him crack a couple of books every week.
  • Paul Ryan: Obama's 'Julia' website 'creepy' and 'demeaning'

    05/04/2012 6:46:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 20112 | Justin Sink
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday that the Obama campaign's new website - which uses a fictionalized woman named Julia to illustrate how the president's policies help female voters - is "creepy" and "demeaning." "It suggests that this woman can't go anywhere in life without Barack Obama's government-centered society. It's kind of demeaning to her," Ryan said during a constituent meeting in Wisconsin, the National Review reports. "She must have him and his big government to depend on to go anywhere in life. It doesn't say much about his faith in Julia." Dubbed "The Life of Julia,"...
  • Who the hell is "Julia" and why am I paying for her whole life?

    05/03/2012 9:29:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/03/2012 | by David Harsanyi
    In the new Barack Obama campaign piece The Life of Julia, voters can "Take a look at how President Obama's policies help one woman over her lifetime -- and how Mitt Romney would change her story." It is one of the most brazenly statist pieces of campaign literature I can ever remember seeing. Let's, for the purposes of this post, set aside the misleading generalizations regarding policy in the ad (no one is innocent on that account, obviously). What we are left with is a celebration of a how a woman can live her entire life by leaning on government...
  • Cradle to Grave: The Obama Campaign's Fantasy for American Life

    05/03/2012 10:18:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/3/12 | Kevin Glass
    The Obama campaign has a cringe-inducing propaganda slideshow called "The Life of Julia" intended to illustrate how the Obama Administration's policies will give government help to a young woman as she is educated, works, starts a family and retires. If you had to stifle a guffaw, you're not alone. Yes, the Obama Administration's policies alone can be the savior for American children everywhere - all it takes, apparently, are piles and piles of taxpayer money thrown around recklessly. And by the end, children will still be able to retire and live comfortably on the totally-stable programs of Medicare and Social...
  • Physician's letter to the President

    05/31/2010 8:24:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 2,466+ views
    unsourced e-mail | 23 August 2009 | Dr. Roger Starner Jones
    Dear Mr. President: During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone. While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as "Medicaid"! During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one costly pack of...
  • The Safety Net Shreds

    03/29/2010 4:15:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,250+ views ^ | March 29, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Entitlements: Social Security's chief actuary reports that the social safety net will run a deficit for 2010, nine years earlier than predicted. Put down that big gavel, Madam Speaker, we're about to hit the iceberg. No sooner had House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, carrying the gavel used when Medicare was enacted, taken a victory lap around the Capitol Building after passage of the health care bill than did the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration report that his part of the social safety net had a big hole in it and would run a deficit for all of 2010. Stephen...
  • Administration's Arrogance on Display--Axelrod Dares GOP (Video Included)

    03/15/2010 4:34:55 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 13 replies · 695+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/15/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In yet another display of this Administration's inexplicable and blatant arrogance, White House adviser David Axelrod dared the GOP on NBC's Meet the Press yesterday to try to repeal ObamaCare once it is approved. Axelrod claims that it will be politically impossible for the GOP to successfully challenge the mammoth 2 trillion dollar plan once it is in place, due to its supposed compassionate provisions for the underserved. Several things are worth bearing in mind concerning these recklessly erroneous claims:
  • 12 Days of Winter

    11/28/2009 10:44:33 PM PST · by psychopuppy · 2 replies · 647+ views
    You Tube ^ | 11-29-09
    A song that pokes fun at the Politically Correctness in society and in our public schools
  • L.A. County officials offer a novel idea to save millions

    06/18/2009 6:50:51 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 13 replies · 502+ views ^ | June 17, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Supervisors suggest putting unemployed parents to work caring for their own children as part of proposed changes to CalWorks and other state government aid programs. With steep state budget cuts under debate in Sacramento, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to push for changes to CalWorks and other government aid programs they said would save nearly $270 million. Included in their suggestions is a novel proposal: Put unemployed parents to work caring for their own children. "What we're saying is do not cut Welfare to Work outright: Target the cuts to the people who are the most expensive," said Miguel...
  • Clinton offers child poverty plan

    02/28/2008 9:57:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 109+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/08 | Mike Glover - ap
    HANGING ROCK, Ohio - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a plan to improve childhood nutrition and set a goal to reduce by half the 12 million youngsters living in poverty over the next dozen years. The package of proposals includes a "comprehensive" early education initiative that starts with nurse's visits for pregnant women, lets children begin the Head Start program earlier and calls for universal pre-kindergarten programs. The New York senator also says she would deal with childhood hunger by putting in place a food safety net, and give children "greater access to healthy, fresh food." She spelled out her...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger, Speaker reach tentative deal on health reform

    12/14/2007 9:36:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 310+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/14/07 | Laura Kurtzman - ap
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez have agreed on most aspects of a $14 billion health reform measure that would expand coverage to nearly 3.6 million uninsured Californians and force nearly everyone to buy health insurance. A few details remain to be settled, such as the dollar amount of a tobacco tax to help finance the deal. But the two have agreed on most aspects of the bill, including a sliding scale fee for employers, ranging from 1 percent of payroll to 6.5 percent of payroll, depending on the size of the company. There will also be a...
  • Mother-To-Be Flees As Social Workers Warn Her They Will Take Her Baby Away At Birth

    11/20/2007 7:17:44 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 82 replies · 119+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 20th November 2007 | PAUL SIMS
    Mother-to-be flees as social workers warn her they will take her baby away at birth By PAUL SIMS 20th November 2007 A mother-to-be has fled her home after social workers threatened to take her baby within minutes of the birth. Fran Lyon, 22, hopes a new local authority will take a different approach. She insists that the mental health problems she had as a teenager - she started self-harming at 15 and has been treated at psychiatric hospitals for borderline personality disorder - are now behind her and there is no evidence she will harm her child. Miss Lyon moved...
  • New Zealand Denies Immigration to U.K. Wife Because She's Too Fat (Socialized Healthcare)

    11/18/2007 5:47:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies · 972+ views ^ | Saturday, November 17, 2007 | SIMON CABLE
    New Zealand Denies Immigration to U.K. Wife Because She's Too Fat Saturday, November 17, 2007 NEW YORK — New Zealand immigration officials are keeping a U.K. wife from joining her husband "down under" because they say she is too fat, the Daily Mail reports. Click here to read the full report in the Daily Mail. British citizens Rowan Trezise, 33, and Richie Trezise, 35, are living apart as she tries desperately to shed the pounds needed to comply with New Zealand guidelines that immigrants maintain a healthy BMI, or body mass index. BMI is a weight-height ratio that estimates percentage...
  • Clinton health plan for Americans only (sort of..)

    10/18/2007 7:03:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 41+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/18/07 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that immigrants living in the U.S. illegally would not be covered by her proposed universal health care plan. The New York senator said she supports basic health services for illegal immigrants, including hospitalization and treatment of acute conditions. But she said the magnitude of the nation's health care challenge means her universal coverage proposal would not cover the 12 million people living in the country illegally. "People who are here legally deserve some better treatment and acceptance in the law than people who are not here legally," she said. "These are hard...
  • CA: Governor pushes leasing lottery to fund health plan

    10/10/2007 7:00:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 237+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/10/07 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled new health care legislation yesterday that relies on leasing the state lottery to a private company to generate new revenue. Schwarzenegger's plan to lease the lottery is considered more popular than raising the sales tax, which had been considered the most likely new funding source to expand health care. The governor said his $14 billion proposal to cover the state's 6.5 million uninsured residents offers the best chance for comprehensive health care reform. “We all know that the nation is watching us,” he said at a news conference yesterday. Schwarzenegger is trying to jump-start...
  • Woman, 108, Must Wait 18 Months For Hearing Aid (Another Great Moment In Socialized Medicine)

    07/30/2007 2:43:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies · 921+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Monday July 30, 2007 | Thair Shaikh
    Woman, 108, must wait 18 months for hearing aid Thair Shaikh Monday July 30, 2007 The Guardian A 108-year-old woman has been told she must wait at least 18 months before she receives a new hearing aid. Olive Beal, who has failing eyesight and uses a wheelchair, finds it difficult to hear with her five-year-old analogue aid and needs a digital version that cuts out background noise and makes conversation easier. Mrs Beal, a former piano teacher who was involved in the suffragette movement, would be 110 by the time she gets her new hearing aid. "I could be dead...
  • Drug Addicts To Be Given i-Pods If They Beat Their Habits (But No Drugs For Alzheimer's Patients)

    07/22/2007 9:27:24 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 521+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 22nd July 2007 | JAMES SLACK
    Drug addicts to be given i-Pods if they beat their habits By JAMES SLACK Last updated at 16:37pm on 22nd July 2007 Drug addicts could be offered food vouchers and the chance to win prizes such as i-Pod music players by the Government body refusing treatment to Alzheimer's sufferers. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) wants to offer heroin and crack addicts 'incentives' to quit their habit. The users - many of whom commit crime to feed their habit - will be offered vouchers if they test clean for the illegal substances. The size of the taxpayer-funded gift will...
  • As US tax rates drop, government's reach grows

    04/16/2007 8:12:56 AM PDT · by oblomov · 35 replies · 1,298+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 4/16/2007 | Mark Trumbull
    Maybe the era of big government isn't over, after all. As Americans finish their annual tax-filing flurry to meet a Tuesday deadline, it is true that tax rates are lower than they were a few years ago. But according to a different yardstick, the federal government's reach is expanding. Slightly over half of all Americans – 52.6 percent – now receive significant income from government programs, according to an analysis by Gary Shilling, an economist in Springfield, N.J. That's up from 49.4 percent in 2000 and far above the 28.3 percent of Americans in 1950. If the trend continues, the...
  • Health plan may exempt 20% of the uninsured

    04/12/2007 10:03:37 AM PDT · by oblomov · 8 replies · 880+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | 4/12/2007 | Alice Dembner,
    To remove the threat of a public backlash, the state plans to exempt nearly 20 percent of uninsured adults from the state's new requirement that everyone have health insurance. The proposal, expected to be approved by a state board today, is based on calculations that even the lowest-cost insurance would not be affordable for an estimated 60,000 people with low and moderate incomes who do not qualify for state subsidies. Forcing them to buy insurance or pay a penalty could jeopardize the rest of the state's initiative, officials said. Instead, the state board appears prepared to settle for near universal...