This is a great visual representation of what the Washington state legislature IS NOT doing in regards to funding schools in Washington. The state supreme court found the state legislature in “contempt of court” in September of 2014, yet the state legislature continues to make little progress towards the goal they set in their testimony during the trial. This chart shows, quite obviously, that the state isn’t living up to their promises and that ANY money being added to education this year is only “catch up” money, NOT additional funds as they claim in their press releases and speeches to the media.
The height of Congressional dysfunction at work…they can’t even park their own cars.
And we wonder why Congress has a bad reputation? No, I am sure we don’t but this is a pretty good example of why we have little to no faith in them.
Here is yet another instance of a celebrity getting in trouble for something he says and believes. The thought and religion police are at it again. This infringes upon both his right to free speech AND the free exercise of his religion. I blogged about this not that long ago, “A Liberal Double Standard.” The First Amendment is taking a beating these days. Sadly, we let bullies who disagree with someone’s opinion crucify First Amendment all the time. He expressed what he believes and thinks. There is no crime in that.
Some relevant articles to peruse as you contemplate where you stand on free speech and religion:
‘Duck Dynasty’: Can show be saved after Phil Robertson controversy?
Finally, check out what this blogger has to say. I think he says it quite well in his defense of the First Amendment.
When will Americans say they have had enough of the PC crew? When will YOU say you have had enough?
President Obama is an alien robot from a planet just beyond our galaxy that wants to do medical experiments on us, which started with changing our healthcare system to something no one can understand or navigate.
No, this is, of course, not true. But, if I had seen it on Facebook (liked or shared by a friend or family member), Twitter (I don’t participate btw), other social media site, or forwarded to me by a trusted person in my email contacts then I should assume that it is. WRONG! I am a skeptical cynic of much and very rarely do I lend any credence whatsoever to this stuff because it rarely is founded in truth. Rather, it is likely being perpetuated by someone that has some sort of agenda, whether is be political, economic, nutrition, health, or medical.
So yesterday I got yet another email from someone that failed to do their “due diligence” before forwarding it to my inbox. It would be comical, if it weren’t so sad about what people will believe without verification.
Please, before you pass something along, do your homework. You owe it to those you are going to communicate with.
Check out the link below to see the latest offender in the rumor mill, which apparently is getting new life this year from years past.
Ever had one of THOSE days that just seems to make you grumpy no matter what happens? Me too. The list could be especially long and filled with inane events, people, or items. Yet, there is always something that seems to turn my mood from general annoyance to downright disdain. What I find interesting is there are no real patterns for my grumpiness, though there are some definite triggers – cat puke, unwelcome visitors, traffic, slow barista, etc. Now, I try not to be grumpy but often this effort proves futile and the grumpy train carries me on down the line.
So, what makes you especially grumpy? Share below and maybe I will discuss yours in the future!