Affirmative action at its finest

It is extremely easy to pass the New York Fire Department’s written test.
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May 18, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Dumbing down, Political correctness, Racism. 4 comments.

I just added items #1,053 through #1,063 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking

The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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May 10, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. Leave a comment.

Baltimore’s public schools

During the  2010-2011 school year (the most recent year for which data is available) Baltimore’s public schools spent $17,329 per student.

What do students get for all that money that is being spent?

According to standardized tests, only 16% of eighth graders in Baltimore’s public schools are proficient or better at reading, and only 13% are proficient or better at math.

Jon Stewart thinks the solution is to spend more money.  He recently said:

“If we are spending a trillion dollars to rebuild Afghanistan’s schools, we can’t, you know, put a little taste Baltimore’s way. It’s crazy.”

Unfortunately, like all liberals who claim that public schools are underfunded, Stewart refuses to admit how much money they are actually spending. I doubt he looked up the number before he made his statement. But he did say what he said, so we know he thinks the current amount is not enough, even if he does not actually know what that amount is.

I wonder how much money would have to be spent for Jon Stewart (as well as all the other liberals who claim that public schools are underfunded) to think it was enough.

In Baltimore, 35% of public school teachers send their own children to private school. This proves that 65% of the public school teachers in Baltimore are idiots.

 

May 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Education. 1 comment.

Bernie Sanders’ war on women

Bernie Sanders wants Nike to stop doing business in Vietnam. He recently accused Nike of

 “exploiting low-wage workers”

in Vietnam.

Unfortunately, Sanders did not actually talk to any of those Vietnamese workers to get their opinion on this issue.

Fortunately, a guy named Johan Norberg did talk to Vietnamese workers who work in a Nike factory. He then wrote the following:

But when I talk to a young Vietnamese woman, Tsi-Chi, at the factory, it is not the wages she is most happy about. Sure, she makes five times more than she did, she earns more than her husband, and she can now afford to build an extension to her house. But the most important thing, she says, is that she doesn’t have to work outdoors on a farm any more… 10 to 14 hours a day in the burning sun or the intensive rain, in rice fields with water up to your ankles and insects in your face.

Bernie Sanders wants to reduce the income of Vietnamese women by 80%.

Bernie Sanders want to force Vietnamese women to work outside in the burning sun and intense rain, with water up to their ankles, and insects in their face.

Bernie Sanders wants Vietnamese women to earn less than their husbands.

Bernie Sanders wants to prevent Vietnamese women from being able to afford adequate housing.

And above all else, Bernie Sanders believes that Vietnamese women are too stupid to make their own decisions regarding employment, and he wants to make those decisions for them.

 

May 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economics, Sexism, Sweatshops. 1 comment.

Woman has EPIC rant about Baltimore

Although I don’t agree with this woman’s use of profanity and racial slurs, I do agree with her general point, especially the part about blaming the parents for not properly raising their children.

Click here to see her video:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f66_1430327629

 

May 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Politics, Racism, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

How embarrassing for the political left – the Baltimore police officer charged with murdering Freddie Gray is black

The Washington Post has just reported that the Baltimore police officer charged with murdering Freddie Gray is black.

Why is the political left blaming Gray’s death on racism?

And if this black police officer gets convicted and ends up in jail, will the political left then complain about yet another black man being sent to prison?

May 1, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Politics, Racism, Violent crime. 5 comments.

Baltimore mother stops her son from rioting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRlmCf1Kj2o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN5OADL5zRU

 

April 28, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Racism, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Vietnam veteran stands up to Baltimore rioters, becomes hero of the night

I nominate this guy to be the next U.S. President:

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/04/28/vietnam-veteran-stands-up-to-baltimore-rioters-becomes-hero-of-the-night-199385

Vietnam veteran stands up to Baltimore rioters, becomes hero of the night

April 28, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN1qSRgKoU0

While police stood by and watched the city of Baltimore succumb to looting and plundering, one lone Vietnam veteran stood in front of them, and in front of rioters, and took control of the situation like only a veteran can.

Robert Valentine, who initially identified himself as “just a soldier,” was caught by CNN cameras yelling at the rioters to go away. Shockingly, they listened.

CNN reporter Joe Johns asked Valentine if he was concerned for his own safety when he confronted the mob.

“I did 30 years, OK, came out a Master Sergeant. I’ve seen more than all this,” he said. “I’ve been through the riots already. This right here is not relevant. They need to have their butts at home. They need to be in their home units with their families studying and doing something with their life. Not out here protesting about something that is not really about nothing.

“They do not respect this young man’s death. You know. Now, mama and daddy lost a child. That could be them. So I’m very pissed.”

When asked why he did it when others would be afraid, Valentine gave the greatest answer.

“I love my country. I love my Charm City. I’m an American,” he said. “I’m not black, white, red, yellow or nothing. I am American.”

Too bad Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake doesn’t have the same leadership ability.

April 28, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Military, Racism, Violent crime. 2 comments.

I just added items #1,028 through #1,052 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking

The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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April 28, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 4 comments.

Daryl Hall and John Oates have just uploaded high quality versions of their music videos to YouTube

You can see them at https://www.youtube.com/user/hallandoatesVEVO/videos

These are much better quality than the VHS recordings that many fans have uploaded over the years.

It’s not a mistake that they uploaded “Jingle Bell Rock” twice – one version has Daryl singing, and the other one has John.

My family got cable with MTV in July 1982. I even remember MTV celebrating its one year anniversary a month later. I though I had seen every Hall and Oates video a huge number of times – but I had no idea that they had videos of songs from their X-Static album. What a pleasant surprise!
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April 25, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . MTV, Music, Television. Leave a comment.

Hilarious new ad for Mentos is done in Monty Python-style!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boWPgICPLQo

 

April 13, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Food, Humor, Movies, Television. Leave a comment.

Is Barack Obama a communist? I don’t know. But here are six things I do know.

1) The Obama administration spent $1.6 million to restore graffiti that glorified communist murderers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
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April 13, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Communism, Politics. 8 comments.

Baby elephant torn from its mother has passionate reunion

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April 9, 2015. Tags: , , , . Animals. 4 comments.

Steak eating contest – man vs dog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzZDa5c1Otg

 

April 8, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Animals, Food, Humor. Leave a comment.

With help from 80 years of self-described “progressives,” Obama is now waging the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president in history

Anyone who has been following the self-described “progressive” politicians since FDR should not be surprised at Obama’s war against medical marijuana.

Obama’s war against medical marijuana is a direct result of the policies of the self-described “progressives” in the White House, Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court, going all the way back to FDR’s New Deal.

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April 7, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Health care, Police state, Politics, War on drugs. 3 comments.

Wikipedia’s “Barack Obama” article violates Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy

Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy states:

“All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.”

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April 7, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Media bias, Politics, Wikipedia. 2 comments.

Even in 2015, the New York Times is still pretending that desalination does not exist

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April 6, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Environmentalism, Media bias, Overpopulation, Politics, Technology. 5 comments.

Hillary Clinton is a polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, inevitable, entitled, over confident, secretive, out of touch candidate who represents the past, and will do anything to win.

Hillary Clinton is a polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, inevitable, entitled, over confident, secretive, out of touch candidate who represents the past, and will do anything to win.

And if you are wondering why I would say such a thing, here is the reason.

March 26, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Police state, Politics. 6 comments.

I just added items #1,023 through #1,027 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking

The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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March 21, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 4 comments.

Perhaps biological evolution created homo sapiens for the purpose of putting carbon back into the atmosphere

http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2015/03/20/why-i-am-climate-change-skeptic

By Patrick Moore

March 20, 2015

Editor’s Note: Patrick Moore, Ph.D., has been a leader in international environmentalism for more than 40 years. He cofounded Greenpeace.

Human Emissions Saved Planet

Over the past 150 million years, carbon dioxide had been drawn down steadily (by plants) from about 3,000 parts per million to about 280 parts per million before the Industrial Revolution. If this trend continued, the carbon dioxide level would have become too low to support life on Earth. Human fossil fuel use and clearing land for crops have boosted carbon dioxide from its lowest level in the history of the Earth back to 400 parts per million today.

At 400 parts per million, all our food crops, forests, and natural ecosystems are still on a starvation diet for carbon dioxide. The optimum level of carbon dioxide for plant growth, given enough water and nutrients, is about 1,500 parts per million, nearly four times higher than today. Greenhouse growers inject carbon-dioxide to increase yields. Farms and forests will produce more if carbon-dioxide keeps rising.

March 21, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Environmentalism, Science. Leave a comment.

South Koreans eat two million dogs every year

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March 21, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Animals. Leave a comment.

RAINBOW CheckerBoard Cake – How to Make a Surprise Inside Rainbow Cube Cake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpNnCB4Mvk4

 

March 21, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Art and sculpture, Food, Math. 2 comments.

I hope this cigarette will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/westmoreland/2015/03/20/Officials-say-cigarette-sparked-fatal-motel-fire-westmoreland-hempfield/stories/201503200317

Officials say cigarette sparked fatal motel fire

March 20, 2015

The state police fire marshal today said a cigarette was the cause of a fatal motel fire in Westmoreland County on Thursday.

Timothy Paul Shane, 43, of Hempfield was killed in the fire at the Motel 3 on Route 30 in Adamsburg, according to the county coroner’s office.

State police fire marshal Scott Mackanick ruled the fire an accident and said Mr. Shane was smoking a cigarette that ignited the blaze around 6:30 a.m.

A section of Route 30 was closed in the area of the fire, as was the Irwin exit off of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Mr. Shane’s cause and manner of death are pending toxicology results from an autopsy, the fire marshal said.

 

March 20, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Health care, Humor, Pittsburgh, Smoking. Leave a comment.

The Irrationally Long Number Pi Song (“Sweet Number Pi”)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skf8NTEnrO4

 

March 19, 2015. Tags: , , , . Humor, Math, Music. Leave a comment.

Why do feminists care how many Fortune 500 CEOs are female?

It doesn’t make any sense to care how many Fortune 500 CEOs are female. Instead, what does matter is how many of the Fortune 500 companies were started by a woman in the first place.

A fake feminist demands that companies created by men hire more female CEOs. A real feminist starts her own company and makes herself the CEO.

 

March 18, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Politics, Sexism. 9 comments.

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