Archive for March, 2010

26
Mar
10

Flash Mobs

For “fun,” groups of amoral young thugs-in-training are roaming the streets of Philadelphia, intimidating passers-by and sometimes attacking them.

The police are trying to crack down on so-called flash mobs, marauding bands of teenage pinheads with little or non-existent parental supervision, by threatening to hold parents responsible.  About damn time.

The New York Times reports… and concludes that these kids just need more afterschool activities.  Well, how about getting a job?  How about doing your homework, helping out around the house?  How about reading a BOOK! 

No, these kids – aided with expensive technology… cellphones, twitter accounts, etc.  have nothing better to do then strut around like the THUGS THEY ARE!  Parents should be held responsible.  If you’re old enough to spread your legs, old enough to give birth… Then you damn well are old enough to raise these kids.

What’s happened is this uncontrolled tribe of “discontented youth” (sarcasm) has turned into a true, terroristic threat to the law abiding folks around them.

11
Mar
10

No Prom for Mississippi Kids

Good for the School Board!  Stand up for your beliefs and give only the best to our students.  To allow this lesbian couple to infiltrate Prom is crazy.  PROM is special, and not an event to be played with.  I sincerely hope area groups (non-governmental of course) can step in an offer these kids the PROM they deserve… without lesbian kissing and cuddling!
 
Miss. School Axes Prom After Lesbian Date Request

Thursday , March 11, 2010 (AP)

JACKSON, Miss. — A northern Mississippi school district decided Wednesday not to host a high school prom after a lesbian student demanded she be able to attend with her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo.

The Itawamba County school district’s policy requires that senior prom dates be of the opposite sex. The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi had given the district until Wednesday to change that policy and allow 18-year-old Constance McMillen to escort her girlfriend, who is also a student, to the dance on April 2.

Instead, the school board met and issued a statement announcing it wouldn’t host the event at Itawamba County Agricultural High School in Fulton, “due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events.”

The statement didn’t mention McMillen or the ACLU. When asked by The Associated Press if McMillen’s demand led to the cancellation, school board attorney Michele Floyd said she could only reference the statement.

“It is our hope that private citizens will organize an event for the juniors and seniors,” district officials said in the statement. “However, at this time, we feel that it is in the best interest of the Itawamba County School District, after taking into consideration the education, safety and well being of our students.”

The ACLU said a school policy banning same-sex prom dates violated McMillen’s constitutional rights.

Kristy Bennett, legal director for the ACLU of Mississippi, said the district was trying to avoid the issue.

“But that doesn’t take away their legal obligations to treat all the students fairly,” Bennett said. “On Constance’s behalf, this is unfair to her. All she’s trying to do is assert her rights.”

Bennett said she wouldn’t allow McMillen to comment on Wednesday, saying “she’s still trying to process” the district’s actions. Calls to McMillen’s cell phone went unanswered.

Itawamba County is a rural area of about 23,000 people in north Mississippi near the Alabama state line. It borders Pontotoc County, Miss., where more than a decade ago school officials were sued in federal court over their practice of student-led intercom prayer and Bible classes.

Anna Watson, a 17-year-old junior at the high school, was looking forward to the prom, especially since the town’s only hotspot is the bowling alley, she said.

“I am a little bummed out about it. I guess it’s a decision that had to be made. Either way someone was going to get disappointed — either Constance was or we were,” Watson said. “I don’t agree with homosexuality, but I can’t change what another person thinks or does.”

Other students are on McMillen’s side.

McKenzie Chaney, 16, said she wasn’t planning to attend the prom, but “it’s kind of ridiculous that they can’t let her wear the tuxedo and it all be over with.”

A Feb. 5 memo to students laid out the criteria for bringing a date to the prom, and one requirement was that the person must be of the opposite sex.

The ACLU said McMillen approached school officials shortly before the memo went out because she knew same-sex dates had been banned in the past. The ACLU said district officials told McMillen she and her girlfriend wouldn’t be allowed to arrive together, that she would not be allowed to wear a tuxedo, and that she and her girlfriend might be asked to leave if their presence made any other students “uncomfortable.”

McMillen said she feared she would be thrown out of the prom because “we do live in the Bible Belt.”

And when McMillen is all grown up she can move to an area that embraces such (in my opinion) immoral behavior.  Maybe in Europe?

09
Mar
10

Stand Up for Your Beliefs

Two articles appeared in today’s news that give me hope.  The first one regards a small town in Oregon that is fighting to keep the hate group “Aryan Nation” out of their community.  The small town of John Day, Oregon is banding together in resistence.  The groups national leader, Paul Mullet says the group will continue its efforts to relocate there – DESPITE the citizens.  So far no real estate office is willing to take them on as a client. 

And too, in Denver Colorado, the Archbishop defends a Catholic School’s decision to not allow two children from a lesbian home to continue past the current class.   

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said it was a “painful situation,” but the decision by Sacred Heart of Jesus parish school in Boulder was in line with church teachings.

We must all stand up for our beliefs.  The time of blind tolerance is over.  Those who would deny us our faith, can no longer bully.  The politically correctness must end!  Progressives will NOT stop shoving THEIR twisted morals on our country – we MUST stand up for ourselves.

06
Mar
10

Important words to teach and learn

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. ”  Thomas Jefferson

What a far better Republic we’d have now, had our children been taught the words and beliefs of our founding fathers.  They were smart, knowledgable, and determined to write a constitution which would ensure our freedom “from oppressive” government…  WE THE PEOPLE have let them down.  It’s time to raise them back UP!

06
Mar
10

have we gone too far?

 The following is a report from the Associated Press:

A Michigan boy reportedly has been suspended from school for curling his hand into the shape of a gun and pointing it at another student.

Erin Jammer, said her son, Mason, was just playing around when he made the gesture Wednesday, the Grand Rapids Press reported.

But officials at Jefferson Elementary School said the behavior made other students uncomfortable, and they suspended Mason for the remainder of the week, the paper reported.

School officials also told the paper that Mason had been warned repeatedly against pretending to aim his hand at students but continued the behavior over several months.

Jammer told the paper her son isn’t violent and doesn’t have toy guns at home. She suggested a less harsh punishment, like taking Mason’s recess away, might be more effective in teaching him not to make a gun with his hand.

“He’s only six and he doesn’t understand any of this,” she said.

Okay folks, does it seem like we’re over-regulating EVERYTHING?  A child playing “cops & robbers” or (OMG) “cowboys and indians” is now a threat?  Really?

04
Mar
10

Average American Woman

I sincerely believe myself to be an average American woman.  I am not a member of NOW, nor am I a member of a religious cult.  I strongly believe the Constitution of the United States of America ensures my God-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  That’s not a cliché to me.  It  never has been.  The Constitution acknowledges, that I, an American Citizen, can be ANYTHING I want to be.  But with that freedom comes responsibility!  My responsibility to myself!  The Constitution does NOT guarantee that I WILL become whatever I want to be, It simply and specifically states that the government – any government – will NOT hinder me in MY efforts. 

 As Martin Luther King, Jr. declared… “I have a dream….”  My dream, for myself, is NOT subject to the current government’s whim and fancy.  I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother.  My future is MY responsibility.  I am smart enough to know there will come a time when I need assisted care, of some sort.  I am smart enough to know living will still cost-even when my husband is no longer “making a living”.

Has our government become so elitist to suggest that MY dream is un-desirable?  To quietly live my life as “Grammy” on a modest income?  – Is this not grand enough, or enlightened enough or progressive enough?

I’ve spent many years as a stay-home-mom married to a small town cop.  Cops don’t make much money these days….  We had so-so medical insurance through our county (at approximately 20% of his take-home pay), with NO dental or vision care offered.  We did the best we could do with what we had. 

Why didn’t I take an outside job?  Hmmmm, well, probably because (remember the constitution here), I happened to believe the best investment of MY time/energy was to be with my kids, molding them, teaching them, KNOWING them…..  (Call me ol’fashioned).  

I now have four grown children and three delightful grandchildren.  I am still guiding and molding and assisting – in what I believe to be a worthy cause – the future of my family, my community and my country. 

 

And from my investment, what have I gained?  Four great kids; Honest, dependable, tax-paying citizens; Loving, caring family ties; A genuine sense of Accomplishment.    My Life’s Goal realized.

And what do I plan to gain in further investment of time/energy?  A lifetime of care and comfort returned to me by the very family I was so earnestly committed to.

There are those who will now implore:  “You would saddle your own family with such a burden?”   My response is rather straightforward.

Ohhhhh Please!  I do not believe, with current planning, that my care will be THEIR burden.   Inconvenient at times?  No doubt! 

But – the question begs – “Would I saddle my children, grandchildren and likely beyond –  to caring for the entire world?”  HELL NO! 

The current log in the congressional fire is HealthCare Reform (oxymoron).  But it goes far beyond a single oxymoron –  No, it goes towards  full entitlement !  It further opens the doors to a “fundamental transformation” of which I have NO desire.  It moves us away from those very principles which founded this great Republic.  It strips the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. 

For this – I WILL NOT STAND!