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04 October 2019

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Walt

She is done with her shiny new toy.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/04/ocasio-cortez-says-trump-impeachment-effort-boring-over/
"Ocasio-Cortez held a town hall at the Queens Public Library on Thursday and told her constituents that she finds the impeachment inquiry process “boring.”
“I think the whole thing is boring,” she said, according to the Washington Examiner. “He should have been impeached a long time ago. I’m over it. And so that’s how I feel about it because we’ve got work to do.”

Bill Tozer

Re: Gavin giving school districts more power...to oppose charter schools

“More and more, it seems, establishment educators are going in the opposite direction. The Seattle public schools published a “K-12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework,” yet another step in a nationwide, decades-long, Progressive effort to dumb down the teaching of math. The program aims to “identify how math has been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color,” “create counter narratives about the origins of mathematical knowledge,” “demonstrate mathematical literacy by applying concepts to real world problems through dialogue and story telling,” “redefine mathematical learning through cooperative learning, engagement, advocacy, and action,” “redefine mathematical learning through cooperative learning, engagement, advocacy, and action,” and “explain how math dictates economic oppression.” While students are learning such things, they cannot be learning how to do basic algebra, never mind to derive solutions to problems of integral calculus.”

https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/04/dysfunctional-education/

Bill Tozer

Re: An anti-American attribute of our Left is their imposition of process over performance in their planning and public policies:

Democrat Campaign Slogan: “We Are Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!”

“It is a bizarre situation. These Democrats don’t take the old Civil Rights line that the core of America is just and fair, but has been distorted by past and present bigotries. No, they say that American from the beginning and in essence is racist, from 1619 to the Founders to the KKK to the current president. Has any politician in history, any prime minister or king or emperor, built his power base by trashing his country or nation, empire or tribe?

“It has to be the strangest platform ever conceived. Human beings want to believe that their country is good; they want to feel proud of their homeland, not ashamed; guilt is not a happy condition, especially a guilt whose source is so far from their experience. But these aspiring leaders won’t let them enjoy their citizenship. They are scolds and chastizers, but still expect the recipients of their rebuke to love them”

https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/05/democrat-campaign-slogan-we-are-guilty-guilty-guilty/

Bill Tozer

Re: the anti-American view of the Left using by critics hate “The Joker”.

“A pop culture professor told the Washington Post that all the talk about potential real-world violence around the film is distracting from a great opportunity “to use the movie for a dialogue about questions like alienation, toxic masculinity and the fragility of whiteness.”

But “Joker” is really an opportunity for an altogether different dialogue about the role of families, about what people need most in life, about what makes for civic comity and solidarity. What it suggests, however unintentionally, is that maybe the best way to fend off the kind alienation and frustration that beset Arthur Fleck is with an intact family, a loving mother and a father.

Maybe the thing people need most in life is friendship and love and community. Maybe we need to rethink the way we’ve torn down the institutions and traditions that used to support these things. Maybe the radical atomization and isolation and autonomy of modern life doesn’t foster prosperity and happiness. Maybe we need to start taking these things seriously.

If we do, that will mean rethinking a half-century of progressive thought, and questioning whether it has all been a pack of lies. And maybe that’s the real reason woke media hate “Joker.”

https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/05/why-liberal-media-hates-the-joker/

Bonnie McGuire

Thank you Bill.

Bill Tozer

Re: “....when Leftwing politicians legislate”.

“A Just Society“

“Our nation must recognize that our history — immigrants, enslaved peoples, and refugees built this country. We all do better when we create a just society that embraces our most vulnerable populations and paves a path to prosperity for all. This bill would ensure that all persons in need are eligible for the largest programs of the social safety net, regardless of their immigration status,” her website says.

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law … an individual who is an alien (without
regard to the immigration status of that alien) may not be denied any Federal public benefit solely on the basis of the individual’s immigration status,” the Embrace Act reads.

Ocasio-Cortez defines a federal public benefit as “any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license provided by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States; and … any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or assisted housing, postsecondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance are provided to an individual, household, or family eligibility unit by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-unveils-bill-that-would-give-federal-benefits-to-illegal-aliens

Bill Tozer

Re: update, Scott Adam’s Dilbert.

For those of us who cannot get behind the WSJ’s paywall, here is the Reader’s Digest version.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/10/dilberts-rules-of-reading.php

“Adams’s rules for reading will continue to be of service for the foreseeable future.”

Bill Tozer

Re: George Boardman's columun and new curricla coming to a state near you. Why are these colorful programs always written by rich elites? Bow and kiss the ring of our betters. Kids like glitter and bright colors, I reckon.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/09/how-illinois-schools-teach-preschoolers-to-celebrate-transgenderism/

Common ground. The author identifies as Native American and gender natural. So do I! The two transgendera that have contributed to our society off the top of my head are Dr. Renee Richards and Camille Pagila, both of which are now shunned and demonized by the transgender community, lol

scenes

Public Emergency Update:

Wind speed: 0 mph
Backup power at NC City Hall: none
KVMR: Ms. Reinette prattling on about 5G radiation danger and Monsanto.
Gas: Robinson.
PG&E outage website: Dead
Situation Normal: AFU

The hills are alive, with the sound of generators.

Paul Emery

For your reading pleasure

Trump job approval numbers are the lowest since Jan. Very grim -12.8 in RCP consensus job approval. that's before Trump made such an idiot of himself in this mornings press conference.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

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