Friday, May 06, 2011

What your tax dollars fund

Oh, you don't pay them directly, but your tax dollars fund teacher's salaries who in turn, fund the OEA who publish this kind of nonsense.........

Of particular interest is the section titled

How to Integrate Social Justice into Math Class

Seriously, are we teaching or indoctrinating kids?

Life in "Progress" City - Cincinnati edition

Brenda Raines pointed at a crack in her windshield.

That happened about a month ago, she said, as she drove on River Road under the Sixth Street Viaduct.

Raines' frustration only deepened after news broke this week that a $66.5 million project to replace it would have been pushed back because of political wrangling over a proposed rail-to-river barge terminal.

That issue was resolved Thursday after an amendment that would have blocked funding was nixed by the Ohio House.

The 53-year-old bridge, also called the Waldvogel Viaduct, is a main thoroughfare between Cincinnati's West Side to Downtown, carrying 28,000 vehicles a day. It is the city's worst bridge, officials said, and is in dire need of repair.

For years the viaduct has held the unsavory title of being the only bridge maintained by the city that is rated in "poor" condition. On a scale of 0-9, with nine being the best condition, it was rated three this year, said Michael Moore, director of Cincinnati's Department of Transportation and Engineering.

So no one has 65 million to fund crumbling infrastructure but in "Progress" City there's plenty of city money to throw around for a rail line that won't service 28,000 people for an entire year!

Here's the proposal for how the city plans to fund their Thomas the Tank Engine boondoggle............

What We Have
Urban Circulator Grant $ 25 million
OKI CMAQ Grant $ 4 million
City Bond Financing$ 64 million
Private funding (Duke)$ 6.5 million
Total $ 99.5million

So the city has the ability to borrow 64 million to fund "Gordon" Mallory's pet project but will not do anything to fund a vital artery into town unless someone else pays for it.

Now that's "progressive"!

Life in "Progress" City - Chicago edition

Chicago last week surpassed 100 homicides for 2011, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

The 100th homicide victim was a 25-year-old man shot to death April 27 in the 3900 block of West Thomas Street in Humboldt Park, RedEye determined, based on police data. A 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the 3600 block of West Harrison Street in East Garfield Park later that evening, police said.

Just how is it that nearly everyone in little "Redville" enclave is a gun clinging red neck and yet we have had no shootings in years?


A lib confronts reality

A true lib addresses the contradictions in ecofascist thinking...........

“All of us in the environment movement, in other words – whether we propose accommodation, radical downsizing or collapse – are lost. None of us yet has a convincing account of how humanity can get out of this mess. None of our chosen solutions break the atomising, planet-wrecking project. I hope that by laying out the problem I can encourage us to address it more logically, to abandon magical thinking and to recognise the contradictions we confront. But even that could be a tall order.”


Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Life in "Progress" City - Detroit edition

According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the Fund’s Director, Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who explained exactly what this means.

“Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks,” she said.

“I don’t really know how they get by, but they do. Are they getting by well? Well, that’s another question,” Tyler-Ruiz said.

Some of the Detroit suburbs also have high numbers of functionally illiterate: 34 percent in Pontiac and 24 percent in Southfield.

“For other major urban areas, we are a little bit on the high side… We compare, slightly higher, to Washington D.C.’s urban population, in certain ZIP codes in Washington D.C. and in Cleveland,” she said.


Obamanomics 101

Growth in the food stamp program appeared to reach a plateau in February — with 14.3% of the population relying on the safety net program.

The number of food stamp recipients was essentially flat in February, the most recent month available, with 44.2 million Americans receiving benefits, according a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (See a sortable breakdown of the data here.)

The food stamp program ballooned during the recession as workers lost their jobs or saw their hours and income reduced. The rise in recipients has begun to flatten in recent months, which may mean that as the economy is improving fewer Americans are seeking to join the program. Enrollment in the program is still high though, with 11.6% more people tapping benefits in February than the same month a year earlier.


Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Crush non union extended cut

Obama's greatest hits

The last time I posted Obama's Greatest Hits (April 4th) gas was $3.89 a gallon. Now it's $4.21. Hey Peggy...... are you worried about your mortgage and gas prices yet?

Obama: U.S. `Will Not Torture'

Peter King: Bin Laden's Death Came From Waterboarding

Thoughts on killing terrorists

I think what happened over the weekend to take out a worldwide terrorist was a good thing but I have some questions/comments to liberals out there.

1) If you are against capital punishment, how do you justify the assassination of a movement without a trial or even an arrest? Shouldn't those SEAL teams read some rights?

2) It appears that much of the intelligence to take this clown out came as a result of "enhanced interrogation techniques" or as you liberals came to call it..... torture. Was this torture worth it or are you going to give your leader a pass you wouldn't give his predecessor? If they had read these detainees their "rights" how much of that information do you think we would have received.

3) Remember the cries of how we invaded a sovereign nation (Iraq) who had nothing to do with 9/11. Remind me of what Pakistan's role in 9/11 was? In fact, the last I checked, I believe Pakistan was considered an ally.

4) Now that we've cut off the head of a snake, will the Code Pink, anti-war types show up at the White House in protest of the war(s).

Once again, this whole thing is a display of how liberal policies are some child like, fantasy land that cannot function in the real world. It actually took conservative policies to save the ass of another liberal. In other words.......... conservatives once again saving liberals from themselves.

Tis the season

Today is Ohio School District levy day where Ohioans across the state will go to the polls and vote on school levies.

Here are my predictions for today's holiday...........

1) probably 90% of the levies will go down in flames.

2) Despite the fact that Ohio's school funding formula has been ruled unconstitutional three times, liberals across the state will condemn people who vote against the levies.

3) Not one of those liberals who voted for a failed levy will donate a dime of their money to the cause they allegedly believe in.

While I'd like to think of myself as a prophet, it's a tried and true formula.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Can your government pension say this?

Over the weekend, I received a letter from my former employer indicating that my defined benefit pension plan is well funded and my benefit is safe.

How many people getting a public pension can say the same thing?

No celebration here

Apparently, a multinational terrorist has been captured and killed.

Forgive me if I'm not in the streets celebrating but frankly, that's what this multinational terrorist would want and I'm not really interested in giving him what he wants.

He loves the fact that he died in glory and now get to spend time with all his virgins.

Seeing all those people celebrate at ground zero looks as hideous to me as watching people in Islamabad celebrate the downing of the towers.

Actually, what I would like to have seen was this multinational terrorist's casket filled with his body and the boots of our dead soldiers and dumped into the ocean.

In addition, I'll give the president his due on this one. Good job and good riddance to that pile of crap.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Obama Weekly Address: Gas Prices

Veronique de Rugy Tells the Truth About Taxes and the Rich

Obamanomics 101

In addition to skyrocketing rent and gas prices, New Yorkers are being nickel and dimed to death, shelling out 21 cents more for a box of Corn Flakes, 29 cents more for a six-pack of beer, and about a buck extra to go to the movies. It even costs more to treat a headache than it did in 2010.

Costs are creeping upward for everything from a coffee-cart cup of Joe to a carton of milk to a TV dinner.

A Post analysis found that rent has risen 5 percent and a sampling of New Yorkers’ common purchases have jumped about 14 percent.

The average price of a regular gallon of gas in New York City was $4.21 Friday, compared with $3.08 a year ago, according to the American Automobile Association.

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