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Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:55:27 PDT
A city of Dayton administrator is the subject of an internal investigation after she allegedly e-mailed a newsletter to employees that featured an off-color joke with Peanuts cartoon character Charlie Brown.
Employees received an e-mail on July 2 from Dynetta Brown-Griffith, the city’s Department of Water Safety administrator, with an attachment regarding safety in the workplace.
The cartoon appears next to a section headlined "Allergy Meds at Work," which details some allergy medications that might be harmful to use at work.
No disciplinary action has been taken yet by the city against Brown-Griffith, city spokesman Tom Biedenharn said.
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:54:10 PDT
Muslim parents, students and civic groups are campaigning to add two of their religious holidays to the New York City public school calendar, pinning their hopes on state lawmakers after failing to win over Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the idea.
Putting Eid Ul-Fitr, a holiday marking the end of Ramadan, and Eid Ul-Adha, celebrating the end of the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, on the list of official school holidays will help ease suspicion and reduce anti-Muslim sentiment nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, they say.
Thu, 08 Jul 2010 09:52:05 PDT
From an email:
I do not like this Uncle Sam,
I do not like his health care scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks,
or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals,
I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like this speaker Nan,
I do not like this "YES WE CAN".
I do not like your smug replies,
when I complain about your lies.
I do not like this kind of hope.
I do not like it. Nope, nope, nope.
Sun, 04 Jul 2010 10:50:32 PDT"Our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor" by Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr. (as published in the July 1996 edition of The Limbaugh Letter)It was a glorious morning. The sun was shining and the wind was from the southeast. Up especially early, a tall bony, redheaded young Virginian found time to buy a new thermometer, for which he paid three pounds, fifteen shillings. He also bought gloves for Martha, his wife, who has ill at home. Thomas Jefferson arrived early at the statehouse. The temperature was 72.5 degrees and the horseflies weren't nearly so bad at that hour. It was a lovely room, very large, with gleaming white walls. The chairs were comfortable. Facing the single door were two brass fireplaces, but they would not be used today. The moment the door was shut, and it was always kept locked, the room became an oven. The tall windows were shut, so that loud quarreling voices could not be heard by passersby. Small openings atop the windows allowed a slight stir of air, and also a large number of horseflies. Jefferson records that "the horseflies were dexterous in finding necks, and the silk of stocking was nothing to them." All discussion was punctuated by the slap of hands on necks. On the wall at the back, facing the President's desk, was a panoply-consisting of a drum, swords, and banners seized from Fort Ticonderoga the previous year. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold had captured the place, shouting that they were taking it "in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress!"Now Congress got to work, promptly taking up an emergency measure about which there was discussion but no dissension. "Resolved: That an application be made to the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania for a supply of flints for the troops at New York." Then Congress transformed itself into a committee of the whole. The Declaration of Independence was read aloud once more, and debate resumed. Though Jefferson was the best writer of all of them, he had been somewhat verbose. Congress hacked the excess away. They did a good job, as a side-by-side comparison of the rough draft and the final text shows. They cut the phrase "by a self-assumed power." "Climb" was replaced by "must read," then "must" was eliminated, then the whole sentence, and soon the whole paragraph was cut. Jefferson groaned as they continued what he later called "their depredations." "Inherent and inalienable rights" came out "certain unalienable rights," and to this day no one knows who suggested the elegant change. A total of 86 alterations were made. Almost 500 words were eliminated, leaving 1,337. At last, after three days of wrangling, the document was put to a vote.Here in this hall Patrick Henry had once thundered: "I am no longer a Virginian, Sir, but an American." But today the loud, sometimes bitter argument stilled, and without fanfare the vote was taken from north to south by colonies, as was the custom. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted. There were no trumpets blown. No one stood on his chair and cheered. The afternoon was waning and Congress had no thought of delaying the full calendar of routine business on its hands. For several hours they worked on many other problems before adjourning for the day.Much To LoseWhat kind of men were the 56 signers who adopted the Declaration of Independence and who, by their signing, committed an act of treason against the crown? To each of you the names Franklin, Adams, Hancock, and Jefferson are almost as familiar as household words. Most of us, however, know nothing of the other signers. Who were they? What happened to them?I imagine that many of you are somewhat surprised at the names not there: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry. All were elsewhere. Ben Franklin was the only really old man. Eighteen were under 40; three were in their 20s. Of the 56 almost half -24- were judges and lawyers. Eleven were merchants, 9 were landowners and farmers, and the remaining 12 were doc[...]
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 17:09:52 PDT
The Supreme Court ruled for the first time Monday that the Second Amendment provides all Americans a fundamental right to bear arms, a long-sought victory for gun rights advocates who have chafed at federal, state and local efforts to restrict gun ownership.
The court was considering a restrictive handgun law in Chicago and one of its suburbs that was similar to the District law that it ruled against in 2008. The 5 to 4 decision does not strike any other gun control measures currently in place, but it provides a legal basis for challenges across the country where gun owners think that government has been too restrictive.
"It is clear that the Framers . . . counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty," Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote for the conservatives on the court.
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Sun, 27 Jun 2010 13:52:02 PDTDonald Domineck, chairman of the Freedom Project, an outreach ministry of the Ethan Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church, led a protect Saturday against Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Show at Hara Arena. He was quoted saying, "What we’re trying to do is let Hara Arena know that we don't appreciate 24 gun shows a year." First, Donny, there aren't twenty-four gun shows at Hara a year. According to Hara, there are only seven this year; but let's not allow facts to derail a liberal democRAT talking point. As for Domineck, a registered democRAT since 25 May 1979, according to his Facebook page was "was elected a member of the democratic central comm.respresenting [sic] ward 5d in dayton view" on 4 May 2010. A quick glance at the results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections shows that he defeated his opponent Charles Taylor by a whopping one-third of the vote. The problem however is that out of 247 registered voters in the Dayton 5-D precinct only thirty-six people voted, and of those, only twenty-four voted for Domineck or 0.0971%. With those impressive numbers I'm certain that the DNC will enthusiastically encourage him to run in the 2012 primary against Obummer. Hope and Change!His behavior is typical of democRATs today: Do as I say, not as I do. He complains that "kids have such easy access to guns". and yet is associated with a rap artist Clarence Winn, also known as, Chaos Tha Community Serva, whose organization Diamond Cut was classified as a street gang by the FBI. One of the members of Diamond Cut, Levy K. Smith, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after having been "charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute drugs (crack cocaine and heroin) and for having a handgun while being a convicted felon." DDN conducted a five-month examination of area gang activity and found that law enforcement agencies in the Miami Valley have connected assaults, drug trafficking, shootings and homicides to more than a dozen local street gangs including that of Diamond Cut. In addition to his convicted felon pal Smith, Winn also has a distinguished record with law enforcement having been "arrested twice on gun charges, according to Montgomery County court records. In one incident in March 2005, Dayton police found a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun on the floorboard of the black Chevrolet Impala that Winn was driving. Police were led to the car, parked in an alley in the 2100 block of Malvern Avenue, by witnesses who saw it leave the scene where a man had been shot in the neck on McCleary Street." I'm sure with the Diamond Cut gang in attendance, the upcoming "peace in da hood concert" will be calm, peaceful, and serene event.Dayton Daily democRAT News [...]
Sat, 26 Jun 2010 18:32:50 PDTI feel very sad for the sad state of education in the city of Milwaukee. Schlitz may have made Milwaukee famous, but 12th District Supervisor Peggy West has made their school system a laughing stock. We know that they do teach United States geography there at least in the eighth grade in Milwaukee Government Schools, but it is unclear if she was busy at a LaRaza meeting that day. Supervisor West, allow me to educate you: The state of Arizona shares a border with Mexico that spans approximately 375 miles. Comprehende?The temptation to visit the website for the Arizona Office of Tourism and submit her address to receive "a full sized Arizona state map" is overwhelming. Your mileage may vary. Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West is reason # to homeschool.Hot AirTucson CitizenWTMJ-TVMichelle Malkin   [...]
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Wed, 23 Jun 2010 20:49:17 PDTWe now know what William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, whose numerous sexual assaults and rapes have been widely reported, was teaching to the 45th Vice President of the United States. On 24 October 2006 Algore engaged in "unwanted sexual contact" with a masseuse in Portland, Oregon. It's unknown if he followed the teachings of his former boss, the rapist-in-chief, and asked the masseuse to "kiss it". Rest assured that Geraldo and the rest of the Clintonistas will rush to Algore's defense.
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Tue, 18 May 2010 08:10:56 PDT
If Dryden had a drug problem, it could have gone undetected at the school because neither the state nor Dayton Public Schools require mandatory drug tests for teachers, adjunct or otherwise, said district spokeswoman Jill Moberley.
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Tue, 18 May 2010 07:42:33 PDTParents at Coconut Grove Elementary School are calling for the ouster of Principal Eva N. Ravelo this week after she told a parent in an e-mail to "eat sh-- and die."The controversy, which is now under review by the Miami-Dade County school district's central office, started Monday. Abigail DuBearn, a member of the school's Educational Excellence School Advisory Committee, or EESAC, had asked Ravelo and other council members whether student representatives of the committee "could be notified today and be invited to attend and participate'' at Monday's meeting.Ravelo, 44, then replied to DuBearn's e-mail with the message: "Advise her to eat sh-- and die." Ravelo spelled the swear word as it appears here — without the last two letters.Maria Orjeda, the school's reading coach, who spoke on behalf of Ravelo, said the principal meant to send the e-mail about DuBearn to her assistant principal, Ramón Dawkins, instead of DuBearn.DuBearn could not be reached for comment Thursday."Ms. Ravelo takes full responsibility for the mistake. She apologized to Mrs. DuBearn on Tuesday," Orjeda said.The principal, who is still running the school, has been instructed not to speak with the media, Orjeda said.Reason # to homeschool.Orlando Sun Sentinel [...]
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Tue, 18 May 2010 07:40:58 PDT
If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor.
If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely.
If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.
If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed.
If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again.
If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed.
If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison to rot.
If you cross the U.S. border illegally you get: a job, a drivers license, social security card, welfare, food stamps, credit cards, subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house, free education, free health care, a lobbyist in Washington, billions of dollars worth of public documents printed in your language, the right to carry your country's flag while you protest that you don't get enough respect, and, in many instances, you can vote.
Thu, 06 May 2010 14:24:02 PDTOn any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal's office."They said we could wear it on any other day," Daniel Galli said, "but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today."The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts "incendiary" that would lead to fights on campus.Reason # to homeschool.Oh, and how did I celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I burned a Mexican flag.KNTVGilroy DispatchPajamas MediaHotAirFoxNewsMichelle MalkinBig GovernmentGateway Pundit [...]
Thu, 06 May 2010 14:23:20 PDT
The Dayton Board of Education on Tuesday, May 4, took the first step toward eliminating more than 90 positions at the end of the school year under a plan to avoid a $6.3 million deficit in the district’s budget next year.
The seven school board members voted unanimously to cut 70 positions recommended by Superintendent Kurt Stanic. The positions include 10 administrators, 46 teachers and 14 teacher aides, but no principals or assistant principals.
Thirty of those positions will be eliminated through attrition , with 27 from the teaching staff.
Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:51:59 PDTNewsweak reports that the issue in Montgomery County is isolated to one main area in the vacinity of South Main Street and Plumwood Road.
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