Can we get a straight story? Let me put it in a better way – can we be told the truth?
Do you remember what “truth” is? “Truth” does not include spin. It does not include half the information.
For those of you who are unable to understand or remember what “truth” is, let me provide the definition of the word from Dictionary.com:
1. the true or actual state of a matter
2. conformity with fact or reality, verity
3. a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like
4. the state or character of being true
5. actuality or actual existence
What exactly I am referring to? What EXACTLY is the nuclear agreement with Iran? No, I do not want Kerry’s interpretation of the document. NO, I do not want Iran’s interpretation. What EXACTLY does the document state? NO, I don’t want information from a brief or from websites interpreting of the events. NO, we do not want information from an anonymous inside source. We WANT TO SEE THE EXACT DOCUMENT. WE WANT TO READ THE EXACT WORDS.
We can not trust our governments.
Mr. Krauthammer does another excellent job of putting the tail on the donkey.
One of the points of Gates’ book new book is that policy in the United States is something of a political tool not an ethical or moral tool. Anyone following the antics of some of our Presidents would say “duh, obviously”. But the matter has not always been the case. Reagan’s policies were mostly (I have to use this word since I lack perfect recalling ability) ethical and moral responses or strategies. “W” often acted as such (definitely not always). The current president, our empty suit, however is a political creature with a liberal backbone and his actions are based on the narcissistic acquiring of personal power and prestige so that he can shape the USA in his own image (words selection is deliberate here). But let’s not stop there – we must also look our Congress that has finally matured into a monstrosity organism and organization which is in many ways the same type of creature our president is. Morality, ethics and values that are intertwined in one’s DNA that are not self-serving, narcissistic in nature is almost completely void in our Congressional representation. Why is that? Well ladies and gentlemen that is because they are merely getting away with what our society is allowing them to get away with. Our society in my nation is on the whole diseased and sick with narcissism, immorality, amorality, unethical people. Question my diagnosis? Look at our elected officials. Look at our entertainment industry and their products. Look at our public schools. Look at our universities and colleges. Sad isn’t it.
Yet I am certain of this: Our president and congress doesn’t represent me and a few thousand others.
What a mess this nation has become. When our country desperately needs its own SPRING we are yet dead in the middle of a hard cold winter.
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” ~ Cicero, 55 BC
Take your time and read these three short paragraphs. Especially focus on the wording and message in the third paragraph.
Education experts blasted a recent Department of Justice directive, which they say seems to advocate a racial quota system for punishing school kids for such transgressions as being late or chewing gum in class.
The memo, jointly released by the departments of Justice and Education on Wednesday, urges public schools to ditch so-called “zero tolerance” policies the feds claim disproportionately affect minority students. The letter, which was sent to all public schools, said even well-intentioned policies are discriminatory if they end up being applied in greater proportion to minority children.
“Schools … violate Federal law when they evenhandedly implement facially neutral policies and practices that, although not adopted with the intent to discriminate, nonetheless have an unjustified effect of discriminating against students on the basis of race,” read the letter. “Examples of policies that can raise disparate impact concerns include policies that impose mandatory suspension, expulsion, or citation (e.g., ticketing or other fines or summonses) upon any student who commits a specified offense — such as being tardy to class, being in possession of a cellular phone, being found insubordinate, acting out, or not wearing the proper school uniform.”
1. Schools have been put on notice that the DOJ may pursue charges against schools that fairly, neutrally, even handed – all the same plane – practice of punishing disobedience, not following the school’s rules. Gee – what happens with punting accountability to when they are of age to go to college or military or the workforce? Really!!
2. The implication of Holder’s comments are that minorities are the most disobedient. If a white person said that or implied that he or she would be on the screen of every liberal news show, tabloid, blog and paper as a racist. Where is Sharpton, Jackson and the racist hacks now? Why isn’t CNN and HLN running 24 hours on the racist remarks of the DOJ. Oh, I know why – Holder is not white. We all know (wink, wink) only white people can be racist.
Been battling an illness for the past month and most fiercely this past week.
Too many headlines and stories to catch up on. Will try to include in future commentary/post additional back story as applicable.
Wishing anyone who reads this a happy and rewarding 2014.
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