Archive | November 1, 2019

FOOD FOR THOUGHT


From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel

 

 

THE CHICAGO TEACHERS STRIKE: A LEFTIST VICTORY

For those of you who live outside Illinois, consider me to be your canary in a coal mine, reporting from Chicago, a city formerly run by moderate Daly-type Democrats, but which now is being taken over by the Militant Woke Far-Left. What is happening in Chicago (and generally in Illinois) could happen to the nation if we allow the Democrats to take power in 2020.

The Chicago Teachers Union decided that an offer of a 16-24% pay raise for teachers who already were just about the most well-compensated in the country was not enough. That offer meant that the average salary for a teacher just five years out of college would increase to $100,000, all for only working 40 weeks a year and receiving generous pension benefits when they retire as early as age 50. Instead of saying yes, the teachers decided to strike, causing great pain to students over the past two weeks. It appears that a deal has finally been reached, but only after the mayor caved to union demands that have nothing to do with improving schools, including this one, as reported by the Chicago Tribune: “The agreement would also provide the development of a training program to help staff ‘appropriately respond’ to agents from ICE if they seek to enter a school. The Board of Education would allocate up to $200,000 per school year to assist CPS employees in planning for and navigating immigration issues. The agreement would also grant employees up to 10 unpaid working days ‘to attend to immigration or citizenship status matters.’”

 I know many independent and moderate voters are disenchanted with the Republican Party, and in some cases with good reason. But please understand that the Far-Left Woke Progressives are increasingly taking over the Democratic Party. I ask that you consider factoring that in as you decide how to vote in 2020.

Josh Kantrow

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”

-Walter Williams-

 

AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL

It is both heartbreaking and maddening to see the salaries these teachers are getting paid to indoctrinate our children with their far-left progressive agenda.

 

A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” (He no doubt had Adam Schiff in mind.)

Mark Twain

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Try Marriage

Because I had forgotten the dates for a number of my friends and relatives’ birthdays and anniversaries, I decided to compile a list on the computer and have the dates highlighted on screen when the machine was turned on.

I went to a number of computer stores to find a software program that would do the job, but had no luck at the first few. I finally found one where the clerk seemed experienced.

“Can you recommend something that will remind me of birthdays and anniversaries?” I asked.

“Have you tried a wife?” he replied.

THE SPHINX—NEWS OR OPINION AND TAXPAYER MONEY

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https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/10/30/report-whistleblower-who-complained-about-trumps-call-to-ukrainian-president-n2555644

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/31/nolte-tom-brokaw-admits-democrats-lack-the-goods-to-impeach-trump/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-impeachment-effort-passes-first-test-of-support-in-congress-idUSKBN1XA18X

https://www.redstate.com/

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The Editor:  Are we still giving money to our enemies, LL ?

Walter Winchell Cat:  We sure are.  You got real news in the olden days.

No taxpayer money should be paid to any company or parent company that distorts and/or lies about the news.  Bezos mostly owns Amazon and the Washington Post, an arm of the Democratic Party.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/10/27/what-trash-wapo-attempts-to-paint-al-baghdadi-as-anything-but-a-disgusting-terro-n2555413

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon-analysis/amazon-could-challenge-loss-of-10-billion-pentagon-cloud-deal-as-early-as-next-week-idUSKBN1X722S

The media have praised almost every enemy of America in their continued hatred of Trump supporters.

National Public Radio should receive no tax payer money or support.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/28/npr-praises-terrorist-baghdadi-he-was-a-real-leader-a-movement-weve-never-seen-before/

This is a little good news.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/28/judge-reverses-ruling-allows-covington-catholics-nick-sandmann-to-sue-washington-post-for-defamation/

Here is a follow up piece on Kalifornia Kitchen or mmm,mmm, good.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/14/new-california-law-you-can-eat-roadkill/

Mommy, can Suzie come over for some of your special sewer-rat soup ?

She certainly can if their house hasn’t burned down.  You girls can grow up to be like the once popular Surfer-Girls.

Favorite Movie Quotes

“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” The Silence of the Lambs, 1991

“Bond. James Bond.” Dr. No, 1962

“There’s no place like home.” The Wizard of Oz, 1939

“I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.” Sunset Blvd., 1950

“Show me the money!” Jerry Maguire, 1996

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Day After Mars
Image Credit & Copyright: Rolando Ligustri (CARA Project, CAST)

Explanation: October 31, 1938 was the day after Martians encountered planet Earth, and everything was calm. Reports of the invasion were revealed to be part of a Halloween radio drama, the now famous broadcast based on H.G. Wells’ scifi novel War of the Worlds. On Mars October 20, 2014 was calm too, the day after its close encounter with Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1). Not a hoax, this comet really did come within 86,700 miles or so of Mars, about 1/3 the Earth-Moon distance. Earth’s spacecraft and rovers in Mars orbit and on the surface reported no ill effects though, and had a ringside seat as a visitor from the outer solar system passed by. Spanning over 2 degrees against stars of the constellation Ophiuchus, this colorful telescopic snapshot captures our view of Mars on the day after. Bluish star 51 Ophiuchi is at the upper right and the comet is just emerging from the Red Planet’s bright glare.

Tomorrow’s picture: inside the flame