Posted by: Scott Lee | February 16, 2010

Here we go again….


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  1. “outcomes from educational experience while holding to the belief that all learners can learn regardless of their inability to demonstrate, reflect, perform, or even merely repeat. What is imperative is determining the most appropriate educational modals that will provide specific outcome oriented learner experiences”

    Its statements like this that discourage me from becoming a teacher. O. M. G. The sad part is that this statement is NOT satire. They think this way….

  2. Intellectual freedom cannot exist without political freedom; political freedom cannot exist without economic freedom; a free mind and a free market are corollaries.

    — Ayn Rand, “For The New Intellectual,” For The New Intellectual

    ‘If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.’

    -Mark Twain

    Let us contemplate our forefathers, and posterity, and resolve to maintain the rights bequeathed to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude and perseverance. Let us remember that ‘if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.’ It is a very serious consideration … that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event.” –Samuel Adams

    No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.” –Samuel Adams

    I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

    -Thomas Jefferson 1800 This Is what liberals are doing their tyranny upon theminds of men.

    Liberals don’t have enough respect for our culture and traditions: To liberals, our cultural, economic, and political norms were formed by backwards troglodytes making arbitrary decisions based on superstition and racism. Unfortunately for them, as a general rule, that’s not so and proceeding as if it is, will often lead to exactly the same difficulties that our ancestors already dealt with in times past. No matter how smart we are, as Thomas Sowell would say, our wisdom is often no match for the “distilled experience of millions who faced similar human vicissitudes before.” Truly wise people are aware that there is a great deal that they do not know.

  3. A few more thoughts for the poor fellow perry

    Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    All socialism involves slavery. That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labours under coercion to satisfy anothers desires.
    Spencer, Herbert

    The intellectual levels of politicians are just one of the many things that intellectuals have grossly misjudged for years on end.

    During the 1930s, some of the leading intellectuals in America condemned our economic system and pointed to the centrally planned Soviet economy as a model– all this at a time when literally millions of people were starving to death in the Soviet Union, from a famine in a country with some of the richest farmland in Europe and historically a large exporter of food.

    New York Times Moscow correspondent Walter Duranty won a Pulitzer Prize for telling the intelligentsia what they wanted to hear– that claims of starvation in the Ukraine were false.

    After British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge reported from the Ukraine on the massive deaths from starvation there, he was ostracized after returning to England and unable to find a job.

    More than half a century later, when the archives of the Soviet Union were finally opened up under Mikhail Gorbachev, it turned out that about six million people had died in that famine– about the same number as the people killed in Hitler’s Holocaust.

    History fully vindicates the late William F. Buckley’s view that he would rather be ruled by people represented by the first 100 names in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard.

    How have intellectuals managed to be so wrong, so often? By thinking that because they are knowledgeable– or even expert– within some narrow band out of the vast spectrum of human concerns, that makes them wise guides to the masses and to the rulers of the nation.

    But the ignorance of Ph.D.s is still ignorance and high-IQ groupthink is still groupthink, which is the antithesis of real thinking.
    Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of Basic Economics

  4. […] appeared on Richmond’s Morning News with Jimmy Barrett this morning on WRVA-AM, with the Lee Brothers substituting for Barrett. Most of their questions focused on the budget and some of the myths promulgated by the left and […]

  5. Hmm,

    What i am truly looking forward to is the Education system finally realizing post school hours Sports events are no longer fiscally viable unless the parents of the athletes themselves FOOT THE ENTIRE COST OF SAID ACTIVITES THEMSELVES.
    I can imagine the screaming nationwide when those Friday Night Lights folks suddenly realize much of their sports have been subsidized by a tranfer of income via taxes to support schools from folks without kids in the sports activites in schools.
    (Isn’t supporting that type of income transfer via taxes to support school’s sports in fact the act of a liberal?)

    LOL something tells me theres a buncha a folks who havent a clue how much stuff they now enjoy are doing so in fact only due of income transfer from folks with no involvement in those activies.

    This is gonna be fun to sit back and watch .

    PS i wonder what Washington ,Jefferson, and the rest of the founding father would think of the attempt to educate everyone in the 1st place , Cuz back when they lived most citizens didnt have much of a formal education. (Just keeping things in context)

    Grant 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Grant , On school sports I agree with you that Cuts in sports will be coming and that the parents SHOULD pay for it, Also the price of a ticket to a friday football game should be put toward that also, But eliminateing Half our American History does not Improve education But devalues it , THey are deliberatly trying to remove the fonding fathers and the founding princleables that made this Nation the Greatist and most Free in the world .
      Also THe founders really did want an educated population , But the also left it to the parents and the local communities,CHURCHES .
      IN LIBERTY
      SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS
      LIVE FREE OR DIE.

  6. OPPS < WORD MISPELL SIC : FOUNDING FAthers

  7. Oh and BTW,

    Free Markets cannot survive Crony Capitalism where lobbyists have influence.
    The average citizens still remember the K-street shenanigans from 2001-2005 and you best believe til all Lobbyists are removed from havining more influence on government than the will of the people those claiming Free markets will work are just blowing a smokescreen to hide the fact Cronyism is more powerful now than the ability of the free market to work.
    Where is the later day version of Theodore Roosevelt willing to bust up this new generation of “trusts” the are enabling Cronyism to strangle the free Market concept?
    Unless of course you believe Theodore Roosevelt in fact was a greater evil than Franklin Roosevelt.
    You may hate Obama’s ideas but til you present better viable options THAT ARE DOCUMENTED WILL WORK , dont be too sure what you beleive is socialism isnt the best perceived option to the majority in this republic.
    After all they see how business sector uses a socialistic union of money , corporate lawyers and former congressmen as lobbyists to advance the corporate agenda when congress makes decisions.
    So when you claim a group is socialist many folks do beleive it’s nothing more than business as usual so why is there a problem.

    Plus wouldnt it be so ironic the Mcdonnell’s actions ended up causing more republican congressional losses in november due to his handling of the budget. Seems it is firing up the activist base which may not want to vote Republican this time.
    After all that’s the logic being used pinning Democratic losses in 2009 on obama’s economic ideas.

    Enjoying sitting back watching this unfold
    Grant 13656 🙂 🙂 🙂


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