Via Alyssa A. Lappen:
In August 2011, a Marietta, Ga. 7th grade teacher gave a three-page homework lesson from InspirEd Educators Inc. of Roswell, Ga. to students to help them discuss pros and cons of school uniforms. “Women in the West do not have the protection of the Sharia as we do,” declared a letter from a Saudi wife named Ahlima. “If our marriage has problems, my husband can take another wife rather than divorce me, and I would still be cared for.” She’s glad that Saudi women “have the Sharia.” When parents objected to the assignment’s pro-Islam stance, the school district changed the curriculum.
In 2010, Act for America compiled research from former assistant education secretary Diane Ravitch, American Textbook Council and Textbook League on how 38 public school texts handled Islam; last month, Christian Action Network launched a national campaign warning of bias.
While probably unaware of their carefully staged genesis, parents for years have vocally opposed such Islamic instructions in public schools and texts as:
- In 2005, Scottsdale, Ar. schools shelved Across the Centuries, only to introduce more offensive Islamic propaganda in TCI’s History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond.
- In 2008, a Seminole County, Fl. school let Muslim women co-opt a “family dynamics‘” talk.
- A Houston middle school sent students to a class on Islam during a periodreserved for phys ed.
- California parents have repeatedly rejected curricula and texts (including TCI’s History Alive) that sanitize Islam or teach its pillars.
- In Sept. 2010, a Wellesley, Ma. school “field trip” to a Saudi-funded Roxbury mosque taught kids how to pray like Muslims.
- In early 2010, Minnesota’s ACLU sued St. Paul’s public k-8 Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy for breaching the ban against government religious advocacy.
- Massachusetts schools adopted a Notebook by Abiquiu, N.M.’s Saudi-funded AWIRG. Pushed by Harvard’s Middle Eastern Studies Center, it claims Muslim explorers discovered the New World and Native Americans had Muslim names. (In 2005, the center had received $20 million from Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talaal, who later boasted he could control global TV news.)
In Sept. 2010, the Texas Board of Education endured heavy criticism after issuing a textbook resolution asking publishers to fix the “pro-Islamic/anti-Christian half-truths, selective disinformation, and false stereotypes” that riddled textbooks. The board included four pages of notes to document “pejoratives” targeting Christians and “superlatives,” Muslims—e.g. brutal conquests of Christian lands were called “migrations” of “empire builders.” Books listed Crusaders’ massacres, but not the Muslim Tamerlane’s 1389 Delhi murder of 100,000 prisoners or his 1401 Baghdad massacre of 90,000 Muslims.
Read more HERE.
Every couple of years there is a new anti-piracy bill and a new bill to protect “kids from porn” proposed. These bills are deliberately made to be over reaching and over broad.
This is done so certain members can say “see I voted to protect your kids from X” or they can say to wealthy and powerful companies that have intellectual property “See I voted for a law to protect your interests, intellectual property and your money” – In the case of the later it usually happens at times such as now when politicians are fund raising for the elections coming this November.
The bills are so broad and over reaching that they are not intended to become law and on the off chance that they do they are written in such a way that the courts will strike them down, thus setting the stage to use the issue again to shill for votes and fund raising dollars.
This bill was never intended to become law.
Townhall.com John Hawkins:
If you were trying to come up with the most atrocious candidate imaginable to go toe-to-toe with Barack Obama in 2012, you couldn’t do much better than Mitt Romney. He was an unpopular moderate governor who lost 2 out of the 3 major elections he’s run in and whose signature issue Romneycare is an enormous failure. Moreover, he’s so uninspiring that he makes Bob Dole look like Ronald Reagan and that’s before you consider his incessant flip-flopping that makes it impossible to really know where he stands on any issue.
Romney’s candidacy also runs counter to almost every political trend in the book right now. He’s the antithesis of everything the Tea Party stands for — a moderate establishment-endorsed, principle-free Rockefeller Republican. On the other hand, he’s like a bad guy straight out of central casting for the Occupy Wall Street crowd, a conscience-free 1 percenter who makes $10,000 bets and lectures the public about how corporations are people — while hordes of poor and middle class Americans that he fired trail in his wake telling tales of woe about how Romney made their lives into a living hell.
At one time, I thought both Gingrich and Perry were more electable than Romney. I have, however, reassessed and now believe Gingrich, Perry, Santorum, and even Huntsman, who just left the race, are ALL more electable than Mitt. It’s also worth noting that all of those candidates, including Huntsman, are more conservative than Romney. It’s mind-boggling to consider the fact that if Romney wins, the conservative base will have chosen the guy behind Romneycare over the man behind the Contract with America, America’s premier social conservative, and the best job-creating governor in America, all of whom would also be more electable.
Here we are in what may be, forgive me for the cliché, the most important election of our lifetimes and the GOP may end up choosing a candidate who’s one part Charlie Crist and one part John Kerry as our nominee.
Read more HERE.
Gloat Alert! One has to love it when the big guy quotes you and/or mentions your work.
This very writer has written multiple pieces about how John Kerry paid an effective federal tax rate of 12.34% on $5,072,000 income in 2003. I wrote the first piece and posted it in the IUSB student newspaper, The Preface, in 2004. I also posted my piece on Bill O’Reilly.com message boards and mentioned that while the productive rich pay a massive tax rate, the very few super rich do not pay much. O’Reilly did a story on the air on this subject but never gave me credit. [I imagine that one of his staffers saw my piece and presented it as his own work.]
Later when I started writing for the now famed IUSB Vision Web Log I wrote multiple pieces referencing this subject. A simple Google search shows some examples.
Google “John Kerry” 12.34% and you will see multiple pieces by yours truly – LINK.
UPDATE – Video LINK.
Listen to one of the only sane voices in the European Parliament. The EU has been transforming itself into a bureaucratic power structure that is not only unelected, but is more and more isolated from any democratic process.
Florence, South Carolina (CNN) – South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Ken Ard announced Tuesday that his vote in the state’s Saturday primary will be for GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
Ard is the highest office-holder in the Palmetto State to back the longtime Georgia congressman and former House speaker.
“When I vote Saturday morning it will be for Newt Gingrich.”
“If the far right thought that Romney could win, they might be more enthusiastic about him,” Pelosi told POLITICO’s Mike Allen during Tuesday’s Playbook Breakfast. “But they question what he stands for and they don’t think he’s going to win. So what’s the sell? I’m not sure he knows what he stands for, and that makes it harder too.”
“I don’t know who knows him,” she added of Romney. “Does he know him?”