Posts Tagged ‘Policy’

Associate Superintendent: Kids main focus in school should be learning not “dropping it like it’s hot.”

September 4, 2008

Peoria, Illinois school District 150 is proposing a plan to ban high school students from activities like dances and attending sporting events if a student is failing any of his or her “core courses.” The best part about the whole scene is District 150 Associate Superintendent Herschel Hannah’s comments to the school board, which voted unanimously approved the idea.

“Until we emphasize that academic achievement is what we want our kids to be about . . . only then will they get to perform at their highest level,” Hannah said. “When students know that their core business is learning and not dribbling the basketball, it’s not throwing the football, it’s not hitting the ball, it’s not dancing, it’s not ‘dropping it like it’s hot,’ their core business is learning, and until we stand on that and demand that, we won’t get it.”

Remember kids, it’s this:

Before this:

More here

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O’ Hail the Messiah Lord Obama

August 29, 2008

Now this is an Obama song I can really stand behind. (if you don’t see why Obama’s theme is set to the anthem of the former U.S.S.R., you should crack open some books and read about socialism…you might start to draw some parallels with Lord Obama’s policy ideas.)

I’ll gladly run some McCain parody stuff as well if someone can send it in.

The Republicrats-A new party for the people, of the people. Their candidate doesn’t give a shit about anything…or does he? It’s all up to you!

August 25, 2008

The Republicrats: They’ll do exactly what you tell them to. In fact, they’re soliciting videos from supporters. Candidate Sean Masterson readily admits he has no idea what he’s doing. Also, he’s actively seeking a First Lady with one caveat: no virgins. Check out some of their videos below. Meet the Presidential candidate and his staff. Funny stuff.

Official Republicrats website.

Introducing the Republicrats

Wanted-Republicrats First Lady (No virgins)

Meet Donna White-Republicrat Fund Raiser (hoping for a dead hooker to turn up in the other candidates hotel room)

Meet Lisa Zak-Republicrat Press Secretary (She won Miss Teen Texas at age 22)

Smoking marijuana should reduce air rage, increase demand for Doritos

June 26, 2008

From Wired.com

Air travel is a total hassle, man, and marijuana advocates in Denver say everyone would find the normally excruciating process a lot more pleasant if they could enjoy a few bong hits before boarding. It might even help solve a few of the problems that airlines have been experiencing lately. The way they see it, if people can knock a few back before a flight, they should be able to spark one up. They’re calling on airports nationwide to install marijuana lounges.

“All we’re saying is, in light of the fact drunk and disorderly incidents on airplanes are becoming more common, it really makes sense to allow adults the choice to use marijuana,” says Mason Tvert, executive director of Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation, the organization calling for the lounges. “There’s no rational reason our government would allow people to use alcohol and not use marijuana.”

Well, except for the fact the feds classify marijuana a Schedule 1 drug, putting it alongside heroin, mescaline meth and acid on its list of Drugs That Definitely Are Evil.

Tvert says many travelers consider flying stressful, so they’ll have a drink – or two, or three, or… – before boarding. That can lead to problems, such as the case last week where a JetBlue passenger allegedly lit up a cigarette and socked a flight attendant. She blamed the crew for serving her three vodkas. U.S Attorney Troy Eid told the Rocky Mountain News the feds are seeing a record number of passengers – often drunk – misbehaving on airplanes. “I think sometimes people think this is a joke,” he says. “They think it’s funny. And they’re going to find out otherwise as we do more and more of these cases.”

SAFER says giving people the option of smoking a joint before their flights would relax them without making them unruly. But don’t expect the feds or the airports to go along with the idea. Chuck Cannon, a spokesman for Denver International Airport, told the Denver Post he doesn’t foresee marijuana smoking in the airport. “Marijuana is illegal isn’t it?,” he says. “All the bars and restaurants are concessions and they sell what they sell. I do not know that we are going to tell them what they can sell. Alcohol is legal and tobacco is legal and marijuana is not.”

Tvert said he doesn’t have a problem with alcohol being sold in airports — although some people do, and say it should be banned — but says people should have another option. “It is irrational and potentially dangerous policy to continue allowing passengers to get drunk before and during flights while prohibiting them from simply making the safer choice to use marijuana prior to boarding,” Tvert says.

Homeland tyranny continues

May 25, 2008

“What you assert is the power of the military to seize a person in the United States, including an American citizen, on suspicion of being an enemy combatant?” Judge William B. Traxler asked.

“Yes, your honor,” Justice Department lawyer Gregory Garre replied.

Yes, your govt is vigorously defending a policy that allows the military to swoop you up, hold you indefinitely, deny you access to an attorney or even a trial on the SUSPICION you might be a terrorist.  I know, I know….if you’re not guilty, what do you have to worry about right?  Because we know the federal government and military intelligence has never erred.  Somewhere along the line, we seemed to have forgotten that giving the governement nearly unchecked police powers is very, very dangerous.   Somewhere the Constitution is weeping.  More here

 “Failure of government programs prompts more determined efforts, while the loss of liberty is ignored or rationalized away. Whether it’s the war against poverty, drugs, terrorism, or the current Hitler of the day, an appeal to patriotism is used to convince the people that a little sacrifice of liberty, here and there, is a small price to pay. The results, though, are frightening and will soon become even more so.”

Congressman Ron Paul