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27 November 2016

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Russ

Federal agencies push 'midnight' rule-making flurry under Obama

With less than two months before US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, federal agencies under President Obama are pushing for a final flurry of new rules – despite the high likelihood that many will not survive.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2016/1127/Federal-agencies-push-midnight-rule-making-flurry-under-Obama

Gregory

Accepting GR's invitation to copy this over to the fresh litter...

I was hoping for a Royal Flush over at His Majesty's, with all five of the indexed comments Jeff talking to himself but, alas, that was ruined by the Keachie himself. As a consolation prize, I commend him for yet another post on Education by a Real Retired Educator that gets it all wrong. He wrote,

Common Core has several objectives. First the notion is there that all students, in a world where parents may have to job hop across the country often in order to stay employed. deserve to at least have instruction in the key subjects of English and Math. locked down to goals for each grade level, regardless of text or teacher,

This avoids situations in which, for example, students learn fractions twice, and miss decimals altogether.

So far, it has mostly created situations where students avoid ever really learning how to manipulate fractions or perform long divisions.

The second area of importance is the redesign of teaching some areas, such as elementary math. in ways that will lead to much easier teaching and comprehension of complex concepts of advanced math. What appears to be unnecessary obfuscation to parents who learned old math and then found Algebra and Caculus [sic] “too hard,” is in fact the royal “easier” road to success in STEM subjects later on.

The obfuscation readily apparent to those skilled in math is core to the constructivist, or "discovery methods" preferred by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards; the NCTM represents math teachers and education departments who loved whole math and whole language. These set California back ten years when a guy named Phil Daro poured them into California's 1992 Mathematics Framework for the state's Dept of Ed. Daro, who entered UC Berkeley in the early 60's intending to become a physicist, then changed majors to math but ending an English major, doesn't have the education required to teach math at NU or Ghiddotti, yet the State trusted the document (a veritable paen to the NCTM) on how to teach math to all kids in California Public Schools.

The '92 Framework was mute on what math kids needed to learn but spent 200 pages on how it should be taught. Hint: lots of drawings, groupwork and calculators on the shared worktables even for the 1st graders; actually doing the math, not so much.

Fun! and Mathematical Power! were the rallying cry. My son entered the 1st grade at Hennessey the year MathLand was introduced across all grades in the GVSD, and entered 2nd grade at Grass Valley's own St. Sensible a year later because of MathLand. By the standardized test our St. Sensible gave (identical to the initial STAR exam chosen by the state two+ years later), he was already significantly behind in math, despite doing two years of MathLand.

Fast forward to 2008 when something like $300 million of Bill & Melinda Gate's money started towards pushing the Common Core brainchild of a couple of progressive 501c3's in Washington DC. Untainted by any real state involvement until they were finished, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics needed a real expert to chair their drafting, and they hired a real gem to do it: the same Phil Daro who so damaged California's math education, the same Phil Daro who still lacked any degrees in mathematics... just the BA English he managed to escape with when he found writing sonnets to be more enjoyable than doing physics or math.

One has to remember that the later decades of the 21st century are not going to be your grandpa’s Global Economy.

Yes, but the Common Core is the Royal Road to ruin, not science and math. Even CCSS-M co-chair and co-lead author, mathematical physicist Jason Zimba was careful to note that the Common Core was only meant to be a minimum for entry into non-competitive schools (like our community and state colleges), not the sort of colleges parents wish to be open to their children. Not the Cals, not the CalTechs. Not even the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople. "STEM"? Common Core Math delays Algebra for a year, to the 9th grade, and that's for a watered down algebra loaded with inductive lessons, eschewing the deductive approaches that have long been the standard for college preparatory sequences, not to mention general education sequences. What discovery methods most resemble are remedial education methods and one of the Common Core texts dating back to the beginnings of the NCTM Standards in 1989 is the wretchedly misnamed "College Preparatory Math" (CPM) from a company in Davis, not a part of the UC in town.

CPM was actually formulated to be a remedial program for kids who had fallen far behind... no, it doesn't prepare them, or anyone else, for a college and beyond career in math and the sciences.

I know of some math professors at rather good schools who are fully expecting Common Core to have created a slow motion collapse in American education and, after years of grappling with the beast, have come to the conclusion that only a collapse will lead to a real reform, sweeping out the entrenched incompetence in K-12. One shining light on the horizon is that a bright fellow from the Hoover Institute, Williamson "Bill" Evers, a founder of HOLD of Palo Alto, the first parent's group protesting whole math and language circa 1995, has been leading the Trump transition for the Education department.

We live in interesting times.

fish

This is the best election outcome ever.....not for the country or for policy prescriptions......for the laughs!


"And Democrats have responded to their recent electoral defeat with riots, arson, and Alex Jones–level conspiracy theories. Progressives have just raised $5 million to press for a recount in several states. Clinton sycophant Paul Krugman, sounding exactly like every well-mannered conspiracy nut you’ve ever known, says the election “probably wasn’t hacked,” but “conspiracies do happen” and “now that it’s out there” — (who put it out there?) — “an independent investigation is called for.”


Remember this the next time a Frisch, Koyote or Porkline calls the right the party of "Konspiracy Korner" dwellers!

We're getting back to Christic Institute level Krazy from the progressive left!


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442474/democratic-party-lost-governors-state-legislature-seats-2016-election

Steve Frisch

I am an equal opportunity de-bunker of conspiracy theories and have spent quite a bit of time this cycle going after the conspiracy thinking of the left---not to mention not supporting either rioting or a recount, nor disputing the election result. America decided. They decided wrong, but they decided.

Todd Juvinall

The correct outcome was achieved in this election. We have a smart businessman defeating a lying flawed democrat caught with her panties down. What a great country!

Don Bessee

How about dem Raiders? ;-)

Bill Tozer

Have to stand as a character witness to Steve Frisch's 4:20 PM. Mr. Frisch has a proven track record of going head to head against the Sandy Hook conspiracy theory as well as the Chem Trail Theory (as he ably exhibited over at the FUE's blog) after the a Nevada City Councilperson's embarrassing Facebook Debacle. Nor did Mr. Frisch show any support for the erroneous wack job idea that law enforcement were under directives to go out and kill black folk for some sinister political, societial, or racial plot....hatched by an unnamed puppeteer behind the dark wall. No, I have to bear witness to the truth on this one. Mr. Frisch is an equal opportunity debunker of conspiracy theories. He just happens to believe AGW is a real and we need to be debunked. That is one nutty conspiracy theory he still hangs on to. :)

We all have a past which includes past screw ups. I think it's time we drop the failed business venture against Mr. Frisch and debate issues....whenever possible....if possible. In case nobody has noticed, there have been 2 business failures for every start up as residue of the Great Recession. Life in the fast lane has its drawbacks. But, then again, I have been wrong before. "Risk taking is risky" a wise man once uttered.

Sure, I blamed Steve for turning that river into an Orange Julius contaminating (briefly) river and lake water that supplied 4 states with thirst quencher.. Then I caught a lucky break when the EPA sent the Navajo potable water in barrels contaminated with oil. That was fun, but most of my outrage was feigned to tell ya the truth. Good for a poke in the eye. Timing was great.

Moving forward, the truth has set me free. Don't know about the rest of you deplorables, but I feel good. It's nice to be irredeemable.

Steve Frisch

Posted by: Bill Tozer | 27 November 2016 at 06:13 PM

...and head to head with the Alt-Left on GMO's, vaccines, the "Hillary Stole the election from Bernie" meme, the "Hillary murdered the DNC staffer" meme, and Ben's ridiculous business conspiracies (not all of which are conspiracies), and the lefts magical thinking on monetary policy debt and deficit, and Fukushima, and the meme that we can eliminate fossil fuels overnight, and cold fusion and HAARP...and the list could go on :)

fish

Posted by: Steve Frisch | 27 November 2016 at 07:46 PM


Wow......that blurb was reminiscent of the convergence between "real" news and The Onion.

I can't tell who's responsible for what.

Bill Tozer

BTW, Alex Jones (Inforwars) is ok to read again. I got turned off when I discovered he was into that 9/11 conspiracy thang. But, he was been right on during this election cycle on many things. Besides, who has time to download every Wikileaks and connect the dots? It's a group effort from many sources. Each site pulls out what is deemed revelant to their readers. It takes a village of Deplorables. So, no more disclaimers when posting Alex Jones stuff from me until further notice.

Russ

Joel Kotkin: The Corbynization of the Democratic Party.

The Democratic Party’s current festival of re-examination is both necessary and justified. They have just lost to the most unpopular presidential candidate in recent memory. Lockstep media support and a much larger war chest were not enough to save them from losing not only the presidency, but also in state races across the country.

Since President Obama’s first election, Democrats have lost control of the House and Senate, as well as a dozen governors’ houses and roughly 900 state legislative seats. Republicans have control of all levels of government in 24 states, while Democrats have total control over six. Overall, the party seems incapable of reaching out to the middle part of the country, white and middle-class voters.

This contrasts with the 1990s, when a group of party activists consciously rebuilt the party to appeal to middle-class Americans. Groups like the Democratic Leadership Council — for whose think tank, the Progressive Policy Institute, I worked for several years — pushed notions of personal responsibility, welfare reform, tough crime policies and economic growth that, embraced by Bill Clinton, expanded the party’s base in the Midwest, the Appalachians and even the Southeast.

Such a shift to the middle is unlikely today. Progressives generally see Hillary Clinton’s loss as largely a rejection of her husband’s neoliberal policies and want to push the party further to the left.

This parallels developments in the United Kingdom, where, following their defeat in 2015, the Labour Party promoted a far-left figure, Jeremy Corbyn, as its leader. This was driven by grassroots progressives — deeply green, multiculturalist and openly socialist. Many, including several high up in Labour’s parliamentary party, believe the party has little chance to win under such leadership.

Democrats face a similar dilemma. Driven by their dominant academic and media “thought police,” any shift to the middle on issues like crime, climate change or regulation now seems unimaginable. Self-described progressives who now dominate the party generally adhere to a series of policies — from open borders to draconian climate change policies — that are unlikely to play well outside the coastal enclaves.

Lurching to the left does not seem to be winning strategy in a country reexamining populism as a governing philosophy.

fish

Curse the luck.....wrong color, wrong faith, wrong creed.......AGAIN!


"Law enforcement officials told NBC News the suspect's name is Abdul Artan, an 18-year-old student at the university. He was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident of the United States, officials said".


Stay strong guys......I'm sure one of these days you leftards will have another white guy shoot up the place in spectacular fashion!


Bill Tozer

http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/11/28/dnc-chair-candidate-keith-ellison-proposed-making-separate-country-african-americans?ref=yfp

George Rebane

fish 107pm - not to worry Mr fish, when the non-Muslim finally strikes the lamestream will just make up for it with additional column inches. It all works out in the end ;-)

BillT 114pm - Mr Tozer, I wish you wouldn't be bringing up all these other examples of Americans fomenting a Great Divide. The one-size-fits-all contingent already has a hard time rationalizing their nostrums for society.

Bill Tozer

1) 1:07. When the radio first said that dead piece of human debris was from Somalia, I said "that don't sound right." Don't fit my mental profile. Aha!!!! There it be. He was in Pakistan from 2008-2014. Bingo!! Come to papa. 95% of the Pakistanis belief Sheria Law should be the Law of the Land. About the same percentage for Afghanistan. BTW, the Turks are the lowest, with only 6%. agreeing Shira Law should be the Law. So, Mr. Dozer has a nice Turkman friend. He was right, I was wrong. Probably a fine fellow.

Anybody heard from Obama about this? Anybody heard from the Obama/ Hillary Campaign concerning the recount? Maybe Jill is pissed she only got 30,000 votes in Wisconsin. But the polls said she had 2%! Think WI has a state law that a political party has to get 1% to stay certified. Or was that MI? Or, that's how rumors start. :)


2). Dr. Rebane. Sorry Doc, it's a weakness of mine. Thank you for your longsuffering with me. A rare quality. I am but a lowly clinger. However, I will keep trying until I get it right. We both shall persevere.

Boy, I hope they have that lunatic Marxist Bernie as the face of the party. He ain't no Democratic Socialist spouting for more family leave. That's Sweden stuff. No, he goes straight to Castro in his heart.
I also hope that the handsome clean articulate Black Muslim becomes the head of the DNC. With him running things and Bernie playing The Old Crumudgeon in front of the cameras, this should be fun. Bernie already has 25-30% of the Dems in his pocket. Maybe Lizzy Cheekbone could break the glass ceiling. Harvard would love it. The media would love it. Soros would love it. They can even bring The Reverend Al out of the mothballs Trump will put him in.

https://www.facebook.com/lastamericapatriots/photos/a.235087906641439.1073741826.235086849974878/751089981707893/?type=3&theater

Scott Obermuller

The 'middle of the road' AP has decided to define alt-right.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/11/28/1604870/-The-Associated-Press-defined-alt-right-and-the-white-supremacists-are-not-going-to-like-it

It turns out they are all NAZIs.

Meanwhile there is a coordinated push by the left news media to start calling out 'white nationalism'.
Several different stories or political cartoons all were on this topic by total coincidence.
NPR wanted to let folks know that a white nationalist lost in Montana but the movement has 'gained a foothold' in that state. Yeah - losing an election will do that. The local McClatchy rag ran an editorial cartoon about white nationalists.
The left continues to harangue and name call. It beats having to actually talk to folks or have a conversation.

Gregory

Responding to my 3:38PM yesterday (2nd from top), Pelline (aka Mr. Pink) jumped into action, all his empty rhetorical barrels firing... his cutting criticism? I had one two many d's in Ghiddotti... it bothers Pelline so I'll repeat it intentionally so he can be ghiddy at being able to find *something* wrong with my education screeds.

Oh, and the straw man ad hominem that I wasn't "qualified" to teach math at NU... a real howler, because the issue was the man hired to be the Chairman for the vaunted Common Core "State Standards" in Mathematics, writing the standards for K-12 in the entire US, wasn't qualified to teach mathematics at our big local high school.

I home schooled my kid in algebra and geometry before he started as a frosh at NU. He turned out OK.

Checking, one of the ghiddotti math teachers only has a provisional single subject credential that "authorizes the holder to teach the content areas in general mathematics, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, and consumer mathematics in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults". This person is teaching pre-calculus/trig, apparently above their certification level, from the very CPM textbook I identified as being originally a remedial sequence. No idea what their degree was in.

The other (only two?) has a BA in Anthropology from Cal and math and social studies teaching credentials from 'Frisco State.

Neither of them apparently have the education that NU's math department required just a decade ago. Even the bottom of the NU barrel, the late Ken McCarthy had a BA Math from Sac State. So it seems that Ghiddotti (looks better with two d's, Jeff) may be relying on quality instruction from Sierra College for their last year: they require a Masters in the subject though they did let my late wife squeak by with an BS Math/MS Electrical Engineering. Would my very similar BS Physics/MSEE make the Sierra grade? Maybe, maybe not, but Phil Daro got the job to direct mathematics education nationwide with only a BA in English and no degrees in math. That was nuts but because neither California, any other state nor the Federal government was paying the bills for Common Core (that was Bill Gates), we don't get to be privy to the reasons Phil Daro got the top job. FOIA has no force at a private company.


The apparently senile Keachie (it's hard to tell, considering what he was like nearer his peak) focused in on my kid at MIT and wondering if he ever finished, apparently not remembering my kid didn't choose MIT.


Gregory

The left is continuing what they did to lose the past election. National Propaganda Radio is also toeing the "white nationalist" line.

I guess our top tier journalists are trying to ensure the low esteem average folk have for them now remains well earned.

"Good plan. Didn't work." -Boris the Animal

Bill Tozer

Did someone say Alt-right? Can you say Pepe? Link ain't that good, but I liked some of its quotes.

------Progressive journalists are reporting -- desperately hoping it's true -- that Gab is little more than a cesspit for racists,” Yiannopoulos told FoxNews.com. “But Gab isn't just attracting the alt-right and other social pariahs. Dissidents, mischief-makers, libertarians and conservatives are all discovering it -- and remembering what Twitter used to be like before the social justice warriors took over."

-------In the runup to the election, the subreddit was mocked -- perhaps prematurely -- for its overwhelmingly positive atmosphere (“LANDSLIDE INCOMING!!!” was a popular tag on headlines) amid a slew of news elsewhere suggesting their candidate – whom they fondly refer to as “the God Emperor” – would lose.

-----posting conspiracy theories and enthusiastic and offbeat subject lines such as "Anyone up for a game of Hungry Hungry Soros?” and “I heard there is going to be a recount. Winning twice! #NeverGetTiredOfWinning.”--


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/28/as-twitter-cracks-down-on-alt-right-aggrieved-members-flee-to-gab.html

Gregory

Jeffy was on it in record time:
"Gregory Goodknight is a hoot! His passes judgement on others’ credentials, while his “job” is — get this — “independent software engineer at my place.” Other than living vicariously through his wife and son’s achievements, he seems to have little to nothing going on."

I gave you a scoop, Jeff. Ghidotti (enjoy the correct spelling while it lasts) is apparently not requiring much math of their math teachers outside of the Sierra College classes. I also have 20 years experience monitoring math education with the Mathematically Correct crowd and had a small role with the original California content standards development. My condolences to your family if your son is being taught from CPM materials.

Your reliance on argumentum ad hominem continues: Classic bullying tactics. And What I do in my semi-retirement is my business, and making light of my home office and independence is part of it.

fish

Posted by: Gregory | 28 November 2016 at 07:36 PM

The apparently senile Keachie (it's hard to tell, considering what he was like nearer his peak) focused in on my kid at MIT and wondering if he ever finished, apparently not remembering my kid didn't choose MIT.


Ouch......


"Gregory Goodknight is a hoot! His passes judgement on others’ credentials, while his “job” is — get this — “independent software engineer at my place.” Other than living vicariously through his wife and son’s achievements, he seems to have little to nothing going on."


Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this jeffys entire schtick? Obsessing endlessly about others educational attainment, employing the "royal" we and prattling on endlessly about his kid?


.....self awareness eludes him yet again.

Todd Juvinall

Victor Davis Hansen rips the left and it made me heer!

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442535/democratic-party-hypocrisy-racism-sexism-homophobia

fish

A Republican back in office and right on cue.......the left takes an interest in civil liberties again! You can set your watch by these guys!

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-29/fbi-and-nsa-poised-to-gain-new-surveillance-powers-under-trump

Bill Tozer

Todd @ 7:30. Good article. I feel personally vindicated. When I finally realized the liberal/progressives had nothing left in their arsenal except calling people racists and bigots and racist bigots, it was a game changer for me. They had zero, nada, nilch, nothing except name calling. That was the moment I stopped defending "us" from their adolescent psychotic rages. I wore the caca they flung as a badge of honor, thus defanging them. They are just toothless dogs. What are they going to do, gum me to death? The emperor has no clothes....and it is a pathetic sight to behold.

"Progressive outrage should not be taken too seriously because it is not intended to be serious. When Barack Obama invites rapper Kendrick Lamar into the White House and announces that his “To Pimp a Butterfly” is the president’s favorite song of the year — whose album cover shows the corpse of a murdered white judge, with Xs in place of eyes, on the White House lawn, as African-American youth toast his demise with drinks and cash — do we really assume that progressives like Obama believe in stopping hate speech and imagery, or perhaps even believe in anything at all?"

No arrows in their quiver, out of bullets. They are too stupid to surrender, thus they got nuked.

Bill Tozer

Fish: Is it just me, or is the MSM unusually mum concerning the terrorist attack on our millennials yesterday? Hmmm. Seems like this is just a one day story to me. What, no guns, no white racists, no Trumpsters, no sit down protest on the House floor (catered of course)??? Just seems like they want to make it go away. Where is the cry for gun control and the need for understanding of those different from us? Odd.

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110/962507740549930/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110/962442557223115/?type=3&theater

fish

Posted by: Bill Tozer | 29 November 2016 at 09:08 AM

I know Bill....been a bad November for proglodytes! They did manage to get that guy banned from Delta Airlines though....so there's that!

fish

Really.....who could have predicted this outcome?! Anyone......Bueller......?


"Australia ceases multimillion-dollar donations to controversial Clinton family charities"


http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/australia-ceases-multimilliondollar-donations-to-controversial-clinton-family-charities/news-story/219577919ed8dfbd79cf808321234eba

Bill Tozer

Oh boy. The twitter machine is back. I don't think our President-Elect has much tolerance for the Clinton News Network. Bash their teeth in, Mr. Trump.

Good move Mr. Trump. You were wise to have Kellyann put it our to us Trumpamaniacs to give Mitt the thumbs up or the dreaded thumbs down. Sure, Mitt is an experienced business and political an, has a passion for foreign policy, has a judicial temperament and is respected outside the US......but the Deplorables give him the thumbs down. Rightly or wrongly, when you said Drain the Swamp, Mitt IS the swamp to my lower companions. Good job KellyAnn and, of course, Citizen Trump.

http://deadline.com/2016/11/donald-trump-cnn-jeff-zeleny-voter-fraud-1201861018/?ref=yfp

Gregory

Regarding living vicariously through one's child, I expect Pelline is "projecting". He's reported on the family travels and all the universities he's taken his kid to see... even in Cambridge... when said kid was still in elementary school.

Let's see, how many colleges did I drag my kid to while in elementary school? I think the total was zero. How many did we visit when he was in high school? One...after he decided to apply for admission.

I'm the laid back dad who was there to give my kid guidance and support as his sole surviving parent. If anything, I gave him permission to do less... except in math. I wanted him to graduate from high school without any impediment to a math or science path if he so chose, which, in today's world, means having an introduction to single variable calculus while still in high school. His idiot NUHS guidance counselor told him he should plan on AP Statistics his senior year, as Stats was the crowning glory of Nevada Union mathematics. I did counsel him to get Stats out of the way as a bloody dead end, and plan on AP Calc his senior year because if he majors in math or a science, he'd be needing that Calc fresh to hit the ground running. That worked just fine, so AP Stats in the 10th grade it was.

By my contacts in real math education, Stanford's math department (as opposed to their fake Math Education department) considers an introductory Calculus class to be remedial; they provide it but they would really rather not have to. My alma mater, back in the dark ages of the 1970's before AP Calc became common, sent all entering students a theory-free instructional paperback on differentiation and integration, along with a promise that the theory behind it all will be well covered in the mathematics classes to follow but for your chemistry, physics and engineering classes you will all be taking as frosh (everyone took the same core classes until 2nd semester 2nd year) you'll need to know how to do this. That worked fine.

The Common Core "State Standards" in math do not align with Calculus in high school... mainly because it takes longer to get to calculus with discovery methods of teaching, and students are not as good at it when they get there.

Gregory

"In other words, voters got tired of being accused of thought crimes from a party led by wealthy people who made them poorer while adding insult to injury."

I think that's the money quote in the Victor Davis Hansen piece Todd links above.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/29/1605190/-Here-s-what-the-resistance-looks-like-We-block-f-n-EVERYTHING

Gregory

scenes 1207

That plays right into Bannon's lap, and they're missing something... the Dems can't stop a united majority Republican Senate from giving consent to a Republican President's SCOTUS nominee.

All it takes is the "nuclear option"... removing the need for 60 votes to call for a confirmation vote. That's a Senate rule change and they can get that the same way Harry Reid rammed it through for lower court nominations three years ago:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_option#Events_of_November_2013

I expect McConnell will be able to do a Harry Reid imitation to get the job done.

George Boardman

Congratulations, boys. You may have been unwilling stooges in Russia's attempt to undermine faith in American democracy:
http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/article116925848.html

I recall numerous comments here about Hillary's health, many of them citing dubious online sources. Russ seemed particularly concerned about her welfare. There were even a couple of references here to the pedophilia nonsense.

"Useful idiots" indeed.

fish

Posted by: George Boardman | 29 November 2016 at 01:58 PM

Funny that the "newsmen" have their panties in a bunch over fake news! Nobody said you guys (the domestic MSM) would have a forever lock on bullshitting the American people.....we can have foreigners do it now for much less!

fish

Oh George.......


"Six months of fake news stories about Hillary Clinton didn't doom her election chances; two decades of real news stories did. But the fake-news meme provides Democrats with an excuse to avoid self-reflection; it clears Clinton (and them) of any responsibility for the loss".


http://reason.com/archives/2016/11/28/the-liberal-postmortem-on-2016-is-not-go


Well worth reading.

Russ

Blue State Regulates Cow Farts

Not only are we a Blue State, but we also live among 60% of the citizens with a severe mental illness, called liberal progressivism. Here is one of the visible symptoms, the desire to regulate cow farts.

GALT, Calif. (AP) — California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm.

The nation's leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gasses produced by dairy cows and other livestock.

Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September that for the first time regulates heat-trapping gasses from livestock operations and landfills.

Cattle and other farm animals are major sources of methane, a greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide as a heat-trapping gas. Methane is released when they belch, pass gas and make manure.

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/220448846-story

Soon we will see cows in the field with backpack methane collectors like these used in Argentina:

http://www.agriculturenewsnetwork.com/2014/04/21/argentina-scientists-now-attaching-backpacks-collect-cow-farts/

fish

"Man in the Netherlands euthanised due to his alcohol addiction"


Pfffft.......Euroweenie! Man Up and drink yourself to death like an American!



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/man-holland-netherlands-dutch-euthanised-alcohol-addiction-alcoholic-netherlands-a7446256.html

fish

Hey Steve......looks like your "New Soviet Man" project is coming along nicely!


http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8455

Russ

Mr Boardmand@01:58

Now you know why I do not read the Sac Bee, it is filled with stories that to do not make sense in the real world. With all the "fale news stories" this article did not produce one and clearly show the links to the source. It was just another " couda, mita, maybe " bull shit story. Talk about "fake news."

Russ

Mr Boardman.

Here is fake news story we can sink our teeth into from the Dailykos. In a story about higher than normal Arctic temperatures the Dailykos posted a picture of a Penguin on an ice flow. Outside of the fact there are no penguins in the Arctic or the North Pole, they used the same ice flow that was used in a previous fake story in Science about polar bears.

Photos are HERE.

Bill Tozer

Gregory: CA high school education:

http://www.theunion.com/opinion/thomas-elias-will-lawmakers-deep-six-exit-exam/

Scott Obermuller

Poor Mr Boardman - got it all wrong and comes out of his post-election stupor swinging wildly.
We didn't vote for Ms Clinton because she's a lying crook, Boardman.
Got it?
What part of the 'real' news from AP (Boardman's word-of-God) don't you get, Boardman? She's a lying crook. Her tech guy that set up her server in her home took the fifth.
She lied over and over about why she set up the server and what was deleted and what wasn't. I could go on and on, but what's the point?
Don't worry about 'fake news' - trying reading the NEWS, Boardman. The Clinton Foundation was a scam from start to (hopefully soon) finish. The Clintons are lying crooks - have been for decades.
Who's the useful idiot?

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

Fake news? Fake everything. Blast from the past.

https://wikileaks.org/hbgary-emails/emailid/39681

Todd Juvinall

Pelline is always claiming Boardman writes fake news. So which is it. And if there are useful idiots in the mix it is the losers who backed Hillary and that includes Bpardman.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKUU4l1TmJU

Bill Tozer

I could be wrong, but the reason Trump won and Hillary was sent to the Gates of Political Hell was a direct result of......of....drumroll please.......the voter. Even the dumb voter couldn't bear to hear that voice of hers for one more minute.

Scott Obermuller

SFTA at 6:11 - Sooo, another officer involved shooting death of a 'person of color'.
When do the riots start?

Walt

News for our Lefties, since their news sources won't tell them,, Trump is already saving American jobs, and he's not even in office yet.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/business/trump-to-announce-carrier-plant-will-keep-jobs-in-us.html?_r=0

Gregory

Boardman 1:58, let me know when they have evidence of Russian involvement that would be admissible in court.

And, how much of any Russian information was true and which was false. So far NONE of the wikileaks have been properly denounced as fakes. If the bloody Russkies ruined Clinton's chances by being more truthful than the NY Times, I say let's give them medals.

Todd Juvinall

O would like to see a vociferous denouncement of the rigged democrat party shenanigans from Boardman. Maybe a column?

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/803979236260220928

Russ

Trumps Leadership is Blooming

Trump is not yet in office and he is having a major economic influence.

• Ford decided to not move car production to Mexico
• Carrier decides to keep AC production in the US
• An then this, EPA to Withdraw Coal Killing Clean Air Act Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to voluntarily withdraw a requirement that seven Texas coal-fired power plants reduce pollution, according to a filing with a federal appeals court.

It could be that the EPA sees the hand writing on the wall and is conducting a little ass saving maneuver to delay the inevitable.

George Boardman

You boys order your tickets yet for the inaugural festivities? Prices start at just $25,000.

That's your Donald: A man of the people.

fish

Posted by: George Boardman | 30 November 2016 at 09:15 AM

That's your Donald: A man of the people.


Nope....that's Imperial Washington.....now scurry along to the senior buffet!

Todd Juvinall

Oh GeorgeB, I miss the critiques of yours on Obama. Especially that Spain trip early on by Michelle and her entourage. Five million taxpayer bucks. Oh, what? You did not report on that? OK. Sorry.

Bill Tozer

Nice to see all the exploding heads as the Dems unravel. First, we are Nazis, aka, the "Alt-right". Next, the fake news sites, aka, the Rolling Stone fake gang rape story and CNN shouting to its viewers "Its illegal to read Wikileaks, don't to it, you are forbidden!!!!"... ..no, they mean the Russians. What is next? Trump wants to destroy the Constitution (flag burning) or just go back where we started 8 years ago.....blame Fox News!

Obama said yesterday Dem voters were hurt by "Fox News in every bar and restaurant"....thus the explanation for My Gal's most embarrassing loss, the most humiliating loss in memory. Boy, how much humiliation can one person take? Hmmmm.
Foundation-gate still on the back burner, but I digress. White Power, Russians, and Fox News.

Pop goes the weasel, ashes ashes, we all fall down. I am embarrassed for them. When will they stop pounding themselves on their own heads with the hammer meant for us? I cannot watch much more of this...without popcorn.

No doubt the Dems/liberals/progressively socialists/Marxists/Stalinists/Maoists have the better ideas. It's just a messaging problem. Total meltdown. They are a slow moving train wreck....Opps, strike that. They are a fast moving train wreck.

Ok, not all of them. Sorry for the broad brush.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democratic-senator-will-beat-the-hell-out-of-flag-burners/article/2608440?custom_click=rss

And not all of the Righties have a functioning brain. Boy, no wonder Mr. Dozer had a man crush bromance on this moderate. Does Gov K have a man bun?

http://conservativetribune.com/internet-explodes-kasich-sick/


Russ

Mr Boardman, here is some fake news from the left:

The claim:

The number of hate and bias incidents reported across the United States spiked in the 10 days following Donald Trump's presidential election victory, according to a report released on Tuesday by a civil rights advocacy group.

The report, by the Southern Poverty Law Center, documents 867 incidents ranging from assaults to threatening graffiti messages, based on incidents reported to the group or by news media.

The facts as reported in the article:

It cautioned that it was not able to verify the authenticity of each of the claims but said it had excluded those that had been disputed by authorities or the news media.

So we have a fake news story about trending hate crimes cause by Trump's election, but the trend cannot be substantiated with any facts.

George Rebane

re GeorgeB 915am - All RR readers should be very appreciative of Mr Boardman's contributions to these pages. He is a literate representative of the large constituency that is still in various phases of mourning, shock, and perhaps a bit of PTSD. To me he remains a valuable window into what half of our neighbors are thinking and, more importantly, how they reason about the world around. RR's welcome mat is at his disposal.

fish

Posted by: George Rebane | 30 November 2016 at 10:19 AM


Awwww.....we're just messing with poor George. I think that's why he still visits....for the attention! (He was more fun when was was "jon" though! Hat Tip to Mr. Tozer for that bit o sleuthing)


And hey, with the re-election of Pelosi to the house minority leader position George can rest easy knowing that he's smack dab in the middle in the of the prime democrat demographic......elderly, white, and comfortably wealthy!

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Pelosi-fends-off-challenge-wins-new-House-10644749.php

fish

"It's the most wonderful time of the year......." Christmas......No! Hanukkah......No! No it's the holiday season that all Americans can embrace........Southern Poverty Law Center pledge drive season!



Has Donald Trump’s Election Really Caused a Staggering Increase in Schoolyard Bullying?
Southern Poverty Law Center says yes, predictably



http://reason.com/blog/2016/11/30/has-donald-trumps-election-really-caused

Barry Pruett

French Brexit comin?

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/11/30/revolution-that-gave-us-brexit-and-trump-could-be-about-to-hit-france.html

Gregory

Boardman 915AM

How does a real man of the people handle inaugurations?

Planners of President Barack Obama's second inauguration are soliciting high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for the celebration in exchange for special access. The changes are part of a continuing erosion of Obama's pledge to keep donors and special interests at arm's length of his presidency. He has abandoned the policy from his first inauguration to accept donations up to only $50,000 from individuals, announcing last month that he would take unlimited contributions from individuals and corporations.

$25k is a real bargain then, isn't it?

Bill Tozer

400,000k to make an exhibit smell just like it stank in like the Middle Ages? 100's of thousand of dollars to find out kids prefer cereal that had not been spit on? Oh my. No wonder our Snowflakes feel threatened. The Okies are coming, the Okies are coming and they are not OK.

http://www.normantranscript.com/news/oklahoma-senator-releases-federal-fumbles-government-waste-report/article_75c08bb2-b5bb-11e6-9932-0b00d1802801.html


Don Bessee

Madam liar liar pantsuits on fire was a surprise presenter at a UNICEF gala and presented Katy Perry her prize at, wait for it......the snowflake gala. Double down dems, double down, Queen Pelosi redux and a communist muslim for DNC chair. They might as well rebrand as the whig party! ;-)

Walt


Boardman. if you ever want to see what an Inauguration invite looks like, I have one that Ronald Reagan sent to my Father. Funny,, Dad didn't pay for his.

Don Bessee

Boardman is just jockeying for a comp. ticket. ;-)

Bill Tozer

Maybe Trump with have a sweepstakes and, as a selfless act of gracious benevolence, I will put Mr. Boardman's name in the pool. Dinner with Trump and his gracious wife, and a lap dance with his son-in-law for desert before heading out onto the stage. Room is comped at Trump Tower on Pennsylvania Ave, room service is not. It's a businessman thang. I already got dibs on the Lincoln Bedroom. White House food is free.

Todd Juvinall

Has anyone seen a disparaging article from Boardman on Solyndra? The libs are trying to make shit out of caramel on Carrier while not apeep on all those billions to solar failures. You cannot make this stuff up.

Gregory

Bessee, there's nothing Whiggish in that group.

The Whig coalition was unstable from the start, being an anti-Federalist group of Slavers and Abolitionists who could agree on so little that they didn't even have a platform.

A Whig President, His Accidentcy, John Tyler, even had multiple SCOTUS seats held open by his Whig Senate for nearly two years waiting for the next President to be elected.

Yes, Dear Friends, the current SCOTUS nominee in limbo, Merrick Garland, is nothing new.

George Boardman

Hey Walt, want to see my father's invitation to Kennedy's inauguration?

(You will notice I spelled hey with an "e" not an "a," unless of course you're going to eat it.)

Gregory

Somewhere, I have an invitation to visit with Presidential Candidate Ron Paul at Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Leary's house above Beverly Hills.

That was fun.

Don Bessee

The dem brand has received a big dose of change under 0, just not the change that they had hoped for. Since 2008 the dem team has lost 19% of house seats, 10% of their senate seats, 20% of state legislature seats and 36% of their governors.
An accelerating pace of decline that leaves them with less and less viable candidates for higher offices. Whig, bull moose, whatever name from the ash heap of history that fits their predicament of accelerating irrelevance will do.
CA and NY hard left pols are in control in the party of the ass and aren't going to start listening to 0's bitter clingers in flyover country anytime soon. ;-)

Scott Obermuller

Hey Boardman, did that include a ring side seat across the street to check out Kennedy's chick-de-jour waiting for him after the formal party?
The press, predictably, kept mum on what was happening because - you know, they were 'middle of the road'.
Not all blabby and letting the masses in on the fact that Kennedy was bedding hotties left and right.
Funny how the press gets all full of itself once and awhile. Typically when a Rep is in office.
Which I predicted. How are your predictions going, Boardman?
Of course we welcome Boardman here. He validates my views on the world.

Todd Juvinall

Come on Boardman, produce a article you wrote criticizing Obama and Solyndra.

Bill Tozer

Mr. Don @ 5:02 PM

"Whig, bull moose, whatever name from the ash heap of history that fits their predicament of accelerating irrelevance will do."

Let's not forget the Shakers. The Shakers Movement, albeit not a political party, is on the ash heap of history that fits their predicament of accelerating irrelevance. The Shakers, a very devout and disciplined group, did not believe in sexual intercourse, not even within the realm of Holy Matrimony. Their strict adherence to their doctrine resulted in accelerating their demise. Carry on. :)

Don Bessee

Good one BT!

Don Bessee

Slick willy called, he is vetoing the dems taking on the Shaker moniker. ;-)

Scott Obermuller

re Todd at 5:29 - how about Boardman producing anything that he wrote showing a knowledge of reality?
Go ahead, Boardman, we're waiting! NOT with baited breath.
I know, I'm being cruel - making fun of the less fortunate.
He has his 'hard work' and his stock portfolio, but not a whole lot else. Too bad he didn't notice reality while he grew old and bitter. Pitty.

Don Bessee

Boardman liquidated his portfolio before President Trumps election victory Scott. Hey, Boardman cant be all that bad, the Dark Lord of Liberal Lament Land hates him. ;-)

Bill Tozer

The right tool for the right job at the right time....er....ahead of schedule. Anytime is the right time.

Dedicated to Mr. Walt.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AkrkN7EB3Xg

Walt

Well excuse me all to hell Boardman,, go call the spellen police.
So who mane is on that invite? Buy it on Ebay?

You do realize JFK would be considered a Republican today?

Don.. I warned Boardman about being quick on the trigger to buy it all back. ( It's chiseled in stone, just go back to the election night "chat")Any bets Boardman did not
take my advice?

Bill Tozer

@9:21 PM.
Oh, Mr. Boardman is just premature for the impending arrival of the Mother of All Crashes....sometime the day after Trump is sworn in. Hay, that's what the exsquirts are saying. They know, they know. They be smart fellars. Value investors are notorious for coming prematurely to the party as well, if that gives Mr. Boardman any consolation. Hay, I took some off the table myself. All time high, let's put alittle in the pocket. You only lose when you sell....at the wrong time.

But, but, but, when The Big One comes (and it will come, been coming all my life), Mr. Boardman will be sitting in his safe place all smuge and then will come over here most insufferable and saying "I told yo so!". That will be a dark day for us. Alas.

The good news is come hell or high water, you can always crack open that Mason jar full of those 7-9 pennyweight nuggets. Jewlers are paying 5X spot, 10X spot for the ones that are heart shaped or look like Minnie Mouse. I sold mine, hope you still have yours, Brother Walt. Black Friday had a all time record of firearm sales.

Bill Tozer

Good Morning Mr. Boardman. Guess who is coming to meet with Trump today. My, my, my. Maybe he will make her his Media Czar or Minister of Opposition Party Relations or something.

--Linda McMahon, high-profile Republican donor, former World Wrestling Entertainment executive and two-time Senate candidate from Connecticut.

fish

The Onion just can't compete with real life anymore........


Obama laments 'fake news' -- to rape hoax peddler ROLLING STONE...


Sad...


http://www.theamericanmirror.com/obama-laments-fake-news-rape-hoax-peddler-rolling-stone/

Todd Juvinall

The only real news is from FOX. At least they have both sides on for discussion. When I force myseff to watch CNN or others it brings to the fore the issue of fake. Now it appears CNN is trying to woo Kelly to their cesspool. After her treatment of Trump I say adios baby!

George Boardman

But Todd, Kelly was trying to get the other side of the story. The Donald's a big boy, he can fend for himself when he gets hostile questions.

You apparently have a narrow definition of "both sides."

Todd Juvinall

Oh please. She was out to lunch with her very first question. My guess is you could stand up to her as a metro-sexual male and cave. Trump did what he does best. You attack him, he doubles on you.

George Rebane

Messrs Boardman and Juvinall, could you please recite (or link) for the rest of us the Megyn Kelly question(s) about which you are debating. Right now all of us are reading a 'Yes she did!', 'No she didn't!' exchange. Thanks.

Todd Juvinall

Here you go

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=tightropetb&p=megan+kelly+first+question+to+Trump+at+debate#id=1&vid=cddf71e1575109caf7fdfe54ebd54211&action=click

Don Bessee

Another record close for the DOW- 19,192.13 the 9th record high since sanity returned to the US on Nov. 11th! ;-)

Todd Juvinall

GeorgeR, I posted a link and it is not here. Check spam?

fish

This is the most heart warming holiday story you may hear this season.....


A Hillary Supporter Admitted Himself To The Psych Ward On Election Night When He Realized She Was Losing


If that doesn't bring a tear to your eye you must be some sort of heartless monster!



http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/30/a-hillary-supporter-admitted-himself-to-the-psych-ward-on-election-night-when-he-realized-she-was-losing/#ixzz4Rd2A5Smi

fish

WOW......


When it's tough being a lefty in France........!


http://www.france24.com/en/20161201-france-hollande-unpopular-president-legacy

Gregory

I often watch Fox News Sunday and a handful of the other sane Fox programs (especially WSJ Report, especially not Hannity or the No Spin Zone guy that spins like a top). "Megyn" is exactly the kind of newsreader that I always avoid... a snarky chatbox trying to be the news than to honestly report it.

If they can get a Tony Snow type to take her place, that would increase my Fox viewing.

fish

Posted by: Gregory | 01 December 2016 at 02:48 PM

If they can get a Tony Snow type to take her place, that would increase my Fox viewing.

Not holding my breath that the "The Factory for Churning Out Blonde Newsreaders" has a Tony Snow model in its product line!

Gregory

It isn't a factory, fish, it's a remote south pacific island where they have a cloning operation that pops them out.

Still, there could even be a Tony Snow type with large breasts and legs up to their armpits... I was thinking more about Q&A interviewing style, not T&A teases.

fish

I was thinking more about Q&A interviewing style, not T&A teases.


Yeah....I'm still not seeing that happening on fox!

Todd Juvinall

Tucker Carlson at 4pm. He debates libs and wins!

Gregory

I don't want the news guys to be debating anybody.

Tim Russert gave everyone a fair and friendly grilling, that guy could even smell Democratic BS and air it out.

George Rebane

ToddJ 132pm - Posted. It was in the spam folder, thanks.

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