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Homeschooling is anti-education

Wait, what?

First, I’d like to treat you to a look at a few snippets of some emails I received yesterday, after a certain “controversial” segment on my show:

“I never realized you were so anti-education…”

“It figures that a teabagger would hate education so much…”

“….so it seems you would rather have a nation full of illiterates…”

“….I get tired of your anarchist propaganda…”

“I’m sure Hitler would be very proud of you…”

That last one — the obligatory “you’re as bad as Hitler!” charge — is especially ironic, considering the subject that prompted these responses: public education. Specifically, my belief that government education is an unmitigated disaster, and can only be remedied by more and more families deciding to remove government from the equation and educate their children themselves. That last emailer is, predictably, a proud product of public school. But you already knew that, in light of his hilarious historical ignorance.

Given that it was one of the ten planks in Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, and that Hitler outlawed homeschool education, the irony of that critics statements can hardly be overstated. The reality is that the critic would make Hitler the most proud, which is something that naturally escapes most leftists. Had she not been public-schooled, she probably would have understood Hitler and Marx’s views on the matter.

Every day, people send me stories about madness in the public school system. Recently, I’ve had a lot of folks asking me to rail against the Common Core Standards, and Zero Tolerance Policies, and the efforts to “remove God from education.” Of course, I find all of these things repulsive and I have ranted and raved about all of them countless times. I was actually in the process of writing yet another piece lambasting a school in Indiana for actively promoting eugenics and population control, and a few other schools for expelling or suspending students who “brought” imaginary weapons to class. I made it about three paragraphs into my spiel, and then I stopped. And then I sighed. And then I hit ‘delete.’

No more.

I’m done. Seriously. I’m not going to complain about these things anymore. I’m not going to complain about bureaucracy and propaganda in government education, for the same reason that I won’t write a scathing blog post admonishing water for being moist, or criticizing heroin for being addictive. I won’t criticize a thing for being exactly what it’s meant to be, and doing exactly what it’s designed to do. Instead, if it’s warranted, I’ll attack the thing in its entirety. See, when you take something that is bad, and you randomly chastise a few of its essential parts and properties, you have succeeded only in perpetuating the myth that said parts can somehow be removed from the sum.

People constantly talk about how bad American public school education is, but they do almost nothing about it. They go to PTA meetings, they whine about teachers not doing their jobs, they write letters, they vote, and all of this adds up to next to nothing in the grand scheme of things. Nothing changes because the system is not designed to be changed, it’s working exactly as planned. The corruption of the youth via socialist, environmentalist, and feminist brainwashing, the promotion of pre-marital sex, the utter lack of actual education going on, feelings-based teaching, zero tolerance policies, and this unbelievably stupid anti-bullying campaign that’s just made it worse. Nothing is not working in the system, it’s all going according to plan. That’s because the goal isn’t to educate, but subjugate, and it’s working marvelously at that, wouldn’t you say?

I’ll finish with this:

And this is why people hate home schooling. They hate it because it’s against the grain. It’s too far “out there.” Almost every human being was “home schooled” for most of human civilization, but now many can’t even fathom the concept. These people have no rational or empirical case against it. By any standard or academic indicator, home schooled kids outperform their public schooled peers by wide margins. The critics might babble about how public schools are good for “socialization,” but in the next breath they’ll complain of the bullying “epidemic.”

 

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders

Some people in the State Department and Obama administration must be shitting themselves after this latest revelation:

The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages senior officials in its “customer” departments, such the White House, State and the Pentagon, to share their “Rolodexes” so the agency can add the phone numbers of leading foreign politicians to their surveillance systems.

The document notes that one unnamed US official handed over 200 numbers, including those of the 35 world leaders, none of whom is named. These were immediately “tasked” for monitoring by the NSA.

The revelation is set to add to mounting diplomatic tensions between the US and its allies, after the German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday accused the US of tapping her mobile phone.

After Merkel’s allegations became public, White House press secretary Jay Carney issued a statement that said the US “is not monitoring and will not monitor” the German chancellor’s communications. But that failed to quell the row, as officials in Berlin quickly pointed out that the US did not deny monitoring the phone in the past.

The NSA memo obtained by the Guardian suggests that such surveillance was not isolated, as the agency routinely monitors the phone numbers of world leaders – and even asks for the assistance of other US officials to do so.

Only the Obama administration could make an entire continent full of progressive sycophants hate him after unnecessarily stabbing them in the back. Yeah, I’m sure there are plenty of good reasons for spying on the leaders of dozens of European countries, none of whom are our enemies (nor would it matter much if they were), but for the life of me I just don’t see it. Spying on Russia? Sure, why not. China? Hell yes, they practically make their living hacking our nation’s databases and stealing military and company secrets. Europe? Is it to prevent them from starting a yet another world war? Because I seriously doubt they could muster the collective willpower to do that.

And oddly enough, it might even be good for them this time around. Conflict seems to be what Europeans need to find a reason to live. And not just any old conflict, but conflict that involves killing lots of other Europeans.

Now, ordinarily I would be all for America spying on other nations, but those nations would be our enemies. Britain, Spain, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, and dozens of others are our allies. Is the objective to piss them off so much that the United States is politically isolated from the rest of the world, that we have no allies whatsoever? Obama spent much of his first term doing his level best to make the English hate us, I suppose all that’s left is…the rest of the continent. We have an an evil, stupid, and incompetent government that’s got the greatest surveillance network ever devised under it’s control. The only good thing about this international debacle is that Europe, Africa, and most of Asia are overrun with those types of governments.

Except for Russia.

And China.

S**t.

 
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Posted by on 24 Oct 2013 in raging incompetence, statism

 

Obamacare mandate may be delayed

Obama’s legacy, the only thing he has done during his presidency that he can be openly proud of, is being destroyed before our very eyes. Awesome:

The Obama administration will delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance mandate, extending how long Americans may go uninsured before facing a penalty under the law, MarketWatch has learned.

The health care law requires most people to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014 or face a penalty, but the Administration may postpone when those penalties will go into effect. The law allows for “short coverage gaps” of up to three months before imposing the penalty, which is $95 or 1% of an individual’s income (whichever is greater) next year. Under the current rules, someone would have to be covered by March 31, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed, which is the final day that people will be able to purchase health insurance on the public exchanges, or marketplaces, created by the ACA.

But the Administration is currently working to revise its policy to ensure that people who wait till the last day in March to sign up will not face a penalty, the HHS official clarified. That means that people may go uninsured till April or May without paying a fine, as it takes up to two weeks to process health insurance applications, and new health policies take effect on the first day of each month. A last-minute March 31 application, for example, might be processed by mid-April for coverage starting May 1.

Obamacare was a disaster right from the beginning. It has no redeeming qualities and is positively one of the most harmful pieces of legislation ever written by this government. The only thing that can be said about it is that it’s proven what a total and complete sham this administration is. The level of incompetence on display is staggering; even George W. Bush never saw such unrestrained incompetence, and that’s saying something. So now, after the colossal failure of it’s now infamous registration website, an Obama administration official is saying that, at long last, there will be a delay?

It’s just too perfect. The only way this could get any better is if hackers take over and start posting porn vids on the homepage. (Note for the NSA: If that does happen, I was not involved.) And just think, this fool’s second term has only just begun.

 
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Posted by on 24 Oct 2013 in obamacare, raging incompetence