December 2015

Not Tone Deaf - Totally Indifferent

Just After the December terrorist Attack, Obama taped show with a comedian

“The two taped the segment at the White House on Dec. 7 — the day after Obama delivered a televised prime-time address on terrorism. Though Seinfeld taped footage around Washington for two days, the president never actually left the grounds of the White House with him.”

(NBC's Chuck Todd has noted, in the wake of attacks that have killed innocent people, Obama seems tone deaf in his speeches. No, he's not tone deaf, he's indifferent.)

Anti-Asian Racism

The outrage is that instead of embracing the example of these Asian families, school authorities and non-Asian parents want to rig the system to hold them back. It’s happening here in New York City, in suburban New Jersey and across the nation.

As a group, Americans need to take a page from the Asian parents’ playbook. American teens rank a dismal 28th in math and science knowledge, compared with teens in other countries — even poor countries. Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan are at the top.

We’ve slumped. For the first time in 25 years, US scores on the main test for elementary and middle school education fell. And SAT scores for college-bound students dropped significantly.

Could changes in these tests be to blame? That convenient excuse was torpedoed by the stellar performances of Asian-American students. Even though many come from poor or immigrant families, they outscore all other students by large margins on both tests, and their lead keeps widening.

Here in New York City, Asian-Americans make up 13 percent of students, yet they win more than half of the coveted places each year at the city’s selective public high schools, such as Bronx Science and Stuyvesant.

What’s at play here? It’s not a difference in IQ; it’s parenting. That’s confirmed by a recent study by sociologists from City University of New York and the University of Michigan, which showed that parental oversight enabled Asian-American students to far outperform the others.

No wonder many successful charter schools require parents to sign a pledge that they’ll supervise their children’s homework and encourage a strong work ethic.

That formula is under fire at the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey. The district, which is 65 percent Asian, routinely produces seniors with perfect SAT scores, admissions to MIT and top prizes in international science competitions.

....Using a word that already strikes terror in the hearts of Asian parents, he said schools had to take a “holistic” approach. That’s the same euphemism Harvard uses to limit the number of Asians accepted and favor non-Asians.

(As Glenn Reynolds notes, this is a war on Asian success, which is inconvenient and embarrassing for leftists. It proves American and school systems are not hotbeds of racism striving to keep minoriites down.)

Not A Good Sign for 2016

Swiss Army Chief Warns of Social Unrest, tells people to arm themselves.   (As Vox Day notes, when even military commanders are telling citizens to arm up....of course, in many European countries the citizens can't arm up due to the strict gun control laws. That leaves them defenseless before the migrant criminals and jihadists.)

Must be more of that Hope and Change Thing

Crime in Los Angeles rose in all categories in 2015

The Right Side of History and Eternity

Mark Tooley reminds us that Christmas and the Jesus we celebrate on this  holiday are on the right side of history.

Christmas is the ultimate reminder that Christians and all who pursue decency and humanity in a corrupt and vicious world are on the right side of history.  We know He will make all the rough places smooth, and every valley shall be exalted.  He came to us originally as a child, yet the government will be upon His shoulders. To align with the Baby Jesus is decidedly to be on the right side of history.

(What is even more important, is those of us who serve the risen Savior are on the right side of eternity and will have eternity to reflect on our correct choice.)

News From My Home State

Florida jewelry store giving away free shotgun with purchase  (Boy, am I ticked off. I bought my wife jewelry for Christmas and didn't get a thing.)

A Corrupt Administration

Federal prosecutors have decided not to press criminal charges against two former executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs who were accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said Thursday it has declined a referral from the VA inspector general for criminal prosecution of Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves.

The inspector general said in a report this fall that Rubens and Graves forced lower-ranking regional managers to accept job transfers against their will. Rubens and Graves then stepped into the vacant positions themselves, keeping their pay while reducing their responsibilities.

Rubens had been earning $181,497 as director of the Philadelphia regional office for the Veterans Benefits Administration, while Graves earned $173,949 as leader of the St. Paul, Minnesota, regional office. Before taking the regional jobs 

Rubens was a deputy undersecretary at the VA's Washington headquarters, while Graves was director of VBA's 14-state North Atlantic Region.

Rubens and Graves were accused of obtaining more than $400,000 in questionable moving expenses through a relocation program for VA executives, the inspector general's report said.

 

The U.S. Attorney's office said it has "referred the matter to the VA for any administrative action that is deemed appropriate."

Rubens and Graves were demoted in November, but their demotions were rescinded this month after a paperwork mix-up. The VA has said it will reissue the demotions after the problem is resolved.

(These two should not be just demoted,they should be at the very least fired and probably should be in federal prison. This again shows there is no accountability in this corrupt government. And we have a media who won't hold this govt. accountable.)

Obey the State Or Be Destroyed

Bakery Pays $135K for Refusing to Make Cake for Gay Wedding

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Showing How Wacko The Nation Has Become..

Muslims sue Pam Geller for wearing an itsy-bitsy, red-hot, polka dot bikini. (I admire Ms. Geller for her intelligence and courage and her clear-eyed analysis of the "conflict in civilizations" we are currently undergoing. But I am not so shallow as to appreciate her for her mind alone. She's a lovely woman.)

Let's Hear it for Christian Culture

Don Serbur: K, fair is fair. As a white Christian, I won't eat halal. I won't eat Thai. I'll even give up General Tso, which is something I actually do eat.

Now give me back the polio vaccine. It is part of the Judeo-Christian tradition. It was developed by Jews (there are two vaccines).

Also, give back pasteurized milk.

The automobile.

The airplane.

The train.

Electricity, the Internet, skyscrapers, radio, television, and the cellphone -- or any other kind of phone. Transistors, too.

Jews and Christians have done more positive good for the world than any other group.

Slavery? Don't go there. Slavery pre-dated Christianity and even Judaism. The Indians practiced it long before Columbus arrived, and long after. The only continent that never had slavery was Antarctica.

War? That preceded slavery. How do you think they acquired slaves?

To be sure, the Chinese came up with some good ideas: Paper, printing and gunpowder to name three. But Christians perfected it, and revolutionized the world. And of course, the Arabs gave us algebra. But Christians took it from there.

If Jews and Christians are so evil, why is the migration to our countries?

Don't like cultural appropriation? Then get the hell off the computer.

But stay. We are Jews and Christians. We share.

(And by the way, stay away from vaccines. Developed by white and Jewish guys. And refuse to take a pain killers. Make your next trip to the dentists truly memorable. And stop taking Viagra. Yes, white guys again. Airplanes. Edison. Trip to the moon. If you don't like Christian culture, then head off to Syria. Western Culture has been so successful because it has been blessed and the grace of God has been upon it.)