Caitlin explained that she and her two friends were using their imaginations, playing "King and Queen."
She was playing the guard protecting the "royals" and picked up the stick to repel an imaginary intruder.Hoke County Schools said Caitlin posed a threat to other students when she made a shooting motion, thus violating policy 4331.It's amazing that one small school district has several thousand "policies". These folks aren't educators, they're vegetators. And by the look of things in America today, they're doing an excellent job of growing vegetables.
A library in North Bend, Oregon, is offering crash courses catered to people between 16 and 22 who haven't had much practical experience in budgeting, basic automobile maintenance or cohabitation with people they're not related to.
It's called "Adulting 101", and it's geared toward Millennials who "can't even" figure out how to do things like shop for groceries or cook. Such courses are cropping up all across the country, these days:
"Learn some of the skills you will need when you leave your parents' home," the library's course description reads. "Can I make a grilled cheese sandwich with an iron? Can I get a job? Where do I begin? How do I manage my money? How do I shop for food?"
Wow. Just wow. Where have their parents been on all of this?
From an early age, when our daughter wanted to buy something, our first question to her was "How much money do you have? Let's see."
We took her with us when we went grocery shopping, and she learned how to comparison-shop. She also has basic cooking skills, and so would never try to make a grilled cheese sandwich with an iron. And she's quite good at baking - she just made some great gingerbread cookies last night.
Back when I was in junior high school, we had classes in civics, home economics, and shop. They don't have such classes any more. Evidently, administrators are afraid that some kid might actually learn something useful. We knew that, so we took it upon ourselves to provide her with some basic skill-sets.
How stupid are a lot of people in Oregon? Stupid enough that they'll call a state legislative representative to opine about federal issues. And it's not just here (though likely more prevalent, since so many kids are moving in to retire).
A recent caller to his office wanted him to vote to confirm Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general.
There was just one major problem with the caller’s request: Gene Whisnant is a state representative in Oregon. The Republican from Sunriver has no more authority to vote for a president’s nominee than a Canadian Mountie has to give a driver in Oregon a speeding ticket.
Having a solid education in civics is recognized by most to be a laudable goal, and there is agreement there is a problem. During the public hearing, Trish Garner, with the American Association of University Women, pointed to a 2016 University of Pennsylvania survey that found only a quarter of Americans could name all three branches of government.
Our public vegetation systems are doing a great job. They may know how to put a condom on a cucumber after graduation, but not a lot else.
The City of Portland has spent more than $126,000 on programs and consulting from White Men as Full Diversity Partners since August 2014, according to city invoice records. Separately, the company has paid a city bureau director to act as an occasional trainer.
They also spend some $1.2 million per year on an Office of Equity and Human Rights that apparently does nothing other than serve as a money pit. Our tax dollars at work! No money for roads, but plenty for junkets.
The superintendent, Frank Dalmas, implemented the policy and other draconian measures last week to keep students in line.
Knives aren't allowed either, although spoons seem to be okay for the time being. High among my reasons for leaving high school early and attending college instead were the freaking race wars. Things got so bad that police were stationed in the cafeteria to ensure that all utensils were put back on the trays. Looks like it's happening again. What a great learning environment!
Shortly after the election, Orange Coast Community College professor Olga Perez Stable Cox launched into a tirade during her class on human sexuality, calling Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and Mike Pence "one of the most anti-gay humans in this country."
A student recorded her rant, and posted it online. OCCC then launched what they termed an investigation, although judging from the new signs they've posted, it appears as though they're going after students rather than mentally deranged perfessers.
Since it's but one sentence long, Congress may actually read it.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) has introduced H.R. 899, a one-sentence long bill which would eliminate the Department of Education in its entirety by the end of 2018.
Full text of the bill:
"The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018."
It's actually the Department of Vegetation, but let's not quibble. As for why we have a federal Department of Education in the first place, that goes back to the peanut farmer, who owed the teacher unions a favor.
Over in Montana, a legislator has a bill out that addresses the issue of "deadbeat dads" in a novel way: if they don't pay their child support, they can't go huntin' and fishin'. I've always found it curious that in most cases, the woman gets custody of any kids and the man gets to pay child support - in some cases, even when the kid isn't his. I've known some really manipulative women over the years, and it seems odd that the concept of equal justice under the law is so rarely applied to them. The Montana idea is getting some pushback from folks who say it could make matters worse for po families if they can't put wild meat on the table. Whatever, it doesn't seem like an idea whose time has come just yet.
Meanwhile up there in Maine, there's a different controversy a-brewing, as Maine-iacs are increasing opting to "unschool" their kids. The idea seems to be that schooling doesn't equal education, which makes a fair amount of sense, especially given what we see coming out of schools today. Heck, here in Portland, Oregon, the graduation rate is terrible - and of those who do manage to "graduate" with plans to attend college, about half find that they have to pay to take non-credited remedial classes in math and English. The folks in Maine can't do much worse, even if they're taking an unconventional approach.
Yep, they're "tolerant" all right - as long as you agree with their ideology. If not, just hope you don't get beaten into unconsciousness. It's really nasty out there:
The Reuters/Ipsos poll of 6,426 people, taken from Dec. 27 to Jan. 18, shows the number of respondents who argued with family and friends over politics jumped 6 percentage points from a pre-election poll at the height of the campaign in October, up to 39 percent from 33 percent. (See graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jLSU36)
That's really pretty amazing; nearly a quarter of them who voted for Pantsuit ain't talking with family or former friends who didn't share their view. With "friends" like that....
Those people are nuts. But as if that's not bad enough:
The “Knights for Socialism” group at the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a workshop Sunday to teach left-wing students how to “BASH THE FASH” with a “Leftist Fight Club” open to everyone but Republicans.
Yeah - anyone who doesn't agree with far-left/socialist views are now "Nazis" and therefore need to be beaten up - if not killed outright (though a shooting range workshop is almost certain to arise soon).
Remember: they're all about Tolerance™ and Inclusion™. As long as you subscribe to their views. This is why we have the 2nd Amendment. Guns don't kill people; it's the .45 holes that do.