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“Smarts” in action

“Smarts” in action

By Sarge . Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory suggested what I’ve known for years: school teachers have NO control over what happens in their classrooms. Guillory is advocating legislation in Louisiana, through Senate Bill 652. It would give teachers who feel threatened or who feel they’re about to witness a fight a direct line to outside […]

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Who Will Win the Race? The Tortoise, the Hare, the Chinese, or the Americans?

Who Will Win the Race? The Tortoise, the Hare, the Chinese, or the Americans?

The “Tortoise and the Hare” is an Aesop fable about a hare who ridicules a slow-moving tortoise and challenges him to a race. The egotistical, pompous hare takes off and is so confident he will win, the hare decides to take a long nap. When the hare awakens he finds out, much to his dismay, […]

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In response

In response

BySarge   I occasionally receive commentary to my efforts. The following is a cut and paste derived from the website THE HAYRIDE: News and Commentary on Louisiana and National Politics. You could check it out. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. My correspondent is listed with a photo as follows: Charles Foster Malloy • Janitor at […]

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Squeeze Play

Squeeze Play

  “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Jerry […]

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Milgram Says IN Attempt at a Rewrite is a Fail

Milgram Says IN Attempt at a Rewrite is a Fail

  Indiana attempted to gain control of their k-12 education standards by setting up a review panel to “fix” the common core standards. A lot of personal and political capital was expended to get Dr. James Milgram on that panel.  The rest of the political capital that was available was used to stack the committee […]

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The Epic Hypocrisy of Tom Steyer

The Epic Hypocrisy of Tom Steyer

  Powerline Blog Billionaire hedge fund operator and “green” energy magnate Tom Steyer has pledged $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to help Democratic candidates who oppose the Keystone pipeline and who favor “green” energy over fossil fuels. Steyer claims to be a man of principle who has no financial interest in the causes […]

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Quixote into the breach

Quixote into the breach

By Sarge The blank, white sheet of paper was replaced by the technologically advance, blank, white screen. It doesn’t get better with time. . But, I think I’m seeing a little bit of “color”, a little bit of the precious political lucre necessary to comment on. Mark Twain said: “If you don’t like the weather in […]

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School Board Member Needs a Lifeline to Answer Questions about Common Core

School Board Member Needs a Lifeline to Answer Questions about Common Core

. The president of the Columbia (MO) School Board was on a radio program talking about the Common Core support by the school board.  She referenced the regular talking points from CCSSO, NGA and Achieve but offered no facts on why this program would be successful.   FromColumbia School Board Discusses Common Core: . , You […]

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Thinking About You Miss Loopy-Lou…!

Thinking About You Miss Loopy-Lou…!

   . Loopy is going through radiation and another round of chemo.. so, I am making a post to cheer her up, although she looks pretty cheery to me after reading her tweets!  God bless you, Loopy.  Sorry I don’t get around as I used to, have had my own round of health issues so, […]

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The Epidemic of Institutional Collapse

The Epidemic of Institutional Collapse

o   This post was inspired by our friend LD Jackson’s recent article on the exit of journalist Sharyl Attkisson from CBS News. LD’s summation of the episode and the sorry state of affairs that preceded it were spot on, but what stirred our thoughts was his lament: How much longer must we continue to […]

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Common Core Enthusiast Didn’t Get The Memo(s)

Common Core Enthusiast Didn’t Get The Memo(s)

Angie Hanlin needs to get her name on some distribution lists. There are a few important memos she seems not to have gotten. Ms. Hanlin was quoted in a Standard Democrat article this week supporting the Common Core Standards.  I believe she truly enjoys the work she is doing to implement Common Core and she is no […]

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Democrats: The Red Headed League

Democrats: The Red Headed League

“As a rule, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be.” – Sherlock Holmes, The Red Headed League . .   … but don’t take my word for it.  Here’s David Horowitz, one-time Red Diaper baby, charter member of the radical 1960′s “Movement”, and former editor of the defunct leftist journal Ramparts Magazine.  Mr. Horowitz should know a […]

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Common Core: Perfect Example of America’s Obligatory Government

Common Core:  Perfect Example of America’s Obligatory Government

The Definition of the American System of Government: Revise That ELA Aligned History Curriculum! . .   Two Princeton researchers have published a report that the United States is not a constitutional republic or a democracy.  America now operates as an oligarchy.  From Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a […]

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Harry Reid Calls Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”, While Son, Rory, Stands to make Millions off Seizure of Bundy Land

Harry Reid Calls Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”, While Son, Rory, Stands to make Millions off Seizure of Bundy Land

  \ No mention of the 200 armed snipers who set their sights on the Bundy family. That ODB, Harry Reid and his lies of omission are fooling no one.  The Bundy family, the men and women who came to stand by the Bundy family to ensure their protection from a government gone rogue are […]

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