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Deputy headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh was fired from St Michael and All Angels Academy in South London for condemning the education system at the Conservative Party conference.

“It is true that if you are exceptional as a pupil and if you are extraordinary … you can achieve success in spite of the shackles that bind us. But if you are ordinary in the state sector as it is you do not stand a chance. And by very definition, exceptional is rare.

Birbalsingh condemned the system for its culture of excuses and poor standards.

Black children underachieve because of what the well meaning liberal does to him.

Birbalsingh claims teachers are so blinded by and loyal to leftist ideology that they can’t see the necessary changes in state education require rightwing thinking.

In schools and in society, we need high expectations of everyone, even if you’re black, even if you live on a council estate. We need to instill competition amongst our kids and help build their motivation by ensuring they’re not given everything and that they’re being held to account for what they do.”—Katharine Birbalsingh

Birbalsingh’s speech so infuriated the leftist Executive Headteacher of St Michael and All Angels Academy that she sent her packing because she dared speak the awful truth about the UK’s failing education system.

Birbalsingh said she always tells her students: 

Success is never final;

Failure is never fatal;

It’s courage that counts.

It’s rare to find a teacher with the courage to speak the pure, unvarnished truth about the state of a fundamentally broken education system. Perhaps a public school teacher in America will someday brandish similar courage. Then again, don’t hold your breath.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see An inspirational teacher is fired. So who will tell the truth now? by Melanie Phillips.


 Katharine Birbalsingh criticises failed education system 7:51 Video

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The 5:43 video below is a youtube recording of the song, Won’t Be Free by SCORCHED.

Younger conservatives identify with the song, and now it’s getting some traction. The band was recently featured on a local radio show and the song’s getting some airtime throughout the Johnstown and Altoona areas.

I.M. Kane


 

Won’t Be Free 5:43 Video


-won’t be free- (2010)

all of our dreams are gone

jobs all have went along

the change has gone all wrong

no money to pay my way

no hope, it’s gone away

and now I’ve lost my home

I can’t take this

I can’t shake this

what’s this mean for me?

We can’t take this

We must break this

or we won’t be free

government in control

trying to track you all

where were you last night?

do you have your id?

did you pay tax to me?

pride comes before the fall

I can’t take this

I can’t shake this

what’s this mean for me

We can’t take this

We must break this

or we won’t be free

religion banished for all

except for those that play ball

and watch that new hate speech

you better not think that way

or they’ll take you away

zeig hiel and have a nice day

I can’t take this

I can’t shake this

what’s this mean for me

We can’t take this

We must break this

or we won’t be free

arrest those who’ve done no wrong

the masses will go along

scapegoats for all to see

scare them, with new swine flu

the sickness that will kill you

what scares the CDC

I can’t take this

I can’t shake this

what’s this mean for me

We can’t take this

We must break this

or we won’t be free

soldiers have died for me

our rights are not for free

so proud so young so tall

what have they all fought for?

Politicians have changed it all

Why aren’t we all appalled?

I can’t take this

I can’t shake this

what’s this mean for me

We can’t take this

We must break this

or we won’t be free

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In the 2:13 video below, Airplane director David Zucker is having some fun at the expense of Barbara Boxer. Zucker spoofs Boxer’s rebuke of Army Brigadier General Michael Walsh for addressing her as “ma’am” during a hearing of the Committee on Environment and Public Works last June.

“You know, do me a favor? Could say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am?'”—Barbara Boxer rebuking an Army brigadier general for addressing her according to military protocol.

Self-described as a “9/12 Republican,” Zucker joined the Republican Party out of national security concerns but leans left on environmental and social issues.

I.M. Kane

For more on Zucker, see ‘Airplane!’ director cuts ad poking fun at Boxer for ‘ma’am’ exchange with general by Bridget Johnson.


 Call Me Senator – From David Zucker

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 Blame the Electorate, not Congress, for America’s Woes

By Jerry A. Kane 

Even though Charlie Reese retired over two years ago as a syndicated columnist, several of his columns continue to orbit cyberspace. Not too long ago one of Reese’s pieces landed in my e-mail box for the umpteenth time. In his widely-distributed article originally titled “Looking For Someone To Blame? Congress Is Good Place To Start” and then more than twenty years later revised and titled “The 545 People Responsible for America’s Woes,” Reese blames America’s domestic woes on its 100 senators, 435 congressmen, 1 president, and 9 Supreme Court justices.

The self-described traditional conservative with libertarian leanings is currently a registered Democrat. Reese had been a registered Republican until George W. Bush invaded Iraq; then in 2004, he shifted his support to John Kerry.

The flighty Reese started out as a Democrat but became a Republican shortly after John F. Kennedy took office. He returned to the Democrat Party once again when the Republicans nominated George H. W. Bush.  

Reese’s contention that the members of America’s three branches of government are to be blamed for her domestic woes is as well thought out as his party leanings. America’s politicians and jurists are symptomatic of a much larger problem—an ignorant, indifferent electorate who doesn’t know an informed opinion from barroom bigotry and barbershop bullsh*t.

The Congress and the President are elected by the people, and they serve at the people’s discretion. They are elected to office to represent constituents’ wants and needs from districts, states, and country in the nation’s government. Some of America’s most dishonest, deceitful politicians have been reelected to office time and again by their constituents, which suggests that if the politicians are lacking in honor and moral integrity, so too are the people who keep electing them as their representatives.

In a letter to the Massachusetts Militia, John Adams echoed a similar sentiment when he spelled out why the American people must hold basic moral truths and absolute moral standards to keep their representative republic:

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Adams pointed out that it’s the people’s character that actually determines the government’s character. When 70 percent of unmarried women and 68 percent of unmarried men with children vote Democrat because they want a nanny state to take care of them, it’s wrongheaded to hold politicians morally and individually responsible for the country’s domestic woes.

Even though Democrat politicians are willingly undermining America’s representative democracy for the sake of power, Americans associated with special interest groups have proved they are willing to cover up or promote the political corruption to further their groups’ own agenda or to increase their groups’ influence at the negotiating table.

During this election cycle, Democrats have shown that they are willing to use any dirty trick and crooked tactic necessary to hold power in November.  For example:

ACORN, or another organization operating under an assumed abbreviation or acronym, registers the names of legitimate and illegitimate voters.

New Black Panthers, SEIU, or another union or community organizer group intimidates voters, especially minorities, from voting Republican.

Names of felons, dead people, and illegal immigrants are kept on voter lists.

Precinct Captains closely monitor who votes and who doesn’t, and at the end of the day directs precinct workers to submit unused ballots for Democrats under the names of those who did not show up to vote.

Ausonius said that truth is the mother of hatred, and while Democrats have led this great nation to the brink of destruction, they really aren’t responsible for how far it has drifted from its constitutional moorings. Clearly, that responsibility lies at the feet of the American people who are blameworthy for lacking in both the stewardship and vigilance necessary to keep their Republic under God.

Blaming foolish Democrats should not keep Americans from recognizing the confederacy of dunces who elected the Democrat Party to power. The Republic may well survive a Democrat Party made up of myopic special interests groups, but it won’t survive the foolish majority who allowed that Party to rule over them.

In other words, America will not collapse because of the Democrat Party; she will collapse because her citizens voted to keep such dishonorable, deceitful, and despicable people in power.

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“I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for…. 

Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly. Is this my new reality?”—Velma Hart, former Obama devotee  

Will wonders never cease! Last night 60 Minutes aired an accurate, in-depth report on California’s staggering unemployment problem certain to make Brother O, his Bread and Circuses Salvation Sideshow Administration, and the Democrat Party more than a bit anxious.   

Broadcast days before the mid-term elections, Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes interviewed several unemployed and underemployed people in San Jose, California, where one-third of the unemployed, many with college degrees, have been out of work for over a year.   

Pelley reported that such staggering unemployment hasn’t happened since the Great Depression. Americans, especially Californians, must remedy the situation and fire Democrats on November 2.  

I.M. Kane 

For more, see 60 Minutes Shock Report: National Unemployed and Underemployed 17.5%; California 22% by Larry O’Connor.

Unemployment Benefits: The 99ers 13:15 Video


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Alaska’s write-in RINO candidate for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski has been busy. While doing a hatchet job on Republican Joe Miller, she’s also found time to falsely claim that several Alaska Democrats are endorsing her over Democrat hopeful Scott McAdams. Alaska Democrats now are coming out and calling the deceitful incumbent an outright liar.

Murkowski’s campaign sent out the mailer “Alaskan Democrats Who Are Voting for Lisa Murkowski — and not Scott McAdams” to Anchorage residents naming prominent Democrats who would be voting for her. The problem is the endorsements are from a previous campaign, and many of the candidates have openly endorsed Democrat Scott McAdams.

Murkowski, like Florida’s Charlie Crist, lied to Republican voters in promising she would abide by the primary results and respect the voters’ decision. Although she failed live up to her word, she is a least being consistent. She lied to Alaskan Republicans back in August, and she continues her lies into October, only this time they’re directed at Alaskan Democrats.  

Ain’t that what you said?

Ain’t that what you said?

Ain’t that what you say?

Liar, Liar, Liar

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Democrats Call Lisa Murkowski A Liar byDan Riehl.

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The progressive organization OneAmerica Votes is using illegal aliens to canvass immigrant-heavy neighborhoods and steer voters toward Democrat candidates in Washington. Illegal immigrants are canvassing the Seattle area for naturalized citizens who’ll vote for Democrat Senator Patty Murray, who is in a tight race with Republican Dino Rossi. OneAmerica Votes has endorsed the incumbent Democratic because she favors amnesty for illegal aliens and Rossi doesn’t.

The ACORN-lite group has been registering new voters and intends to contact 40,000 immigrants before the November election. The group had better tread lightly though because the consequences are dire for registering the wrong person.

“In the United States, only citizens are allowed to vote in national and statewide elections. And while immigrants who are granted permanent residency — a green card — enjoy an array of privileges, including the right to work, they can lose them all and be expelled from the country if the authorities discover that they have even registered to vote.”Kirk Semple, The New York Times

The voter registration law is not widely known among immigrants, and some may think their green card allows them to vote. For such people, registering to vote is an illegal act punishable by deportation.

Democrats are desperate, and desperate times call for desperate measures, which makes Democrats dangerous. If Gloria Allred’s reckless stunt that exposed her own client as an illegal to smear Meg Whitman and help Jerry Brown in California is any indication of how far the Democrats will go, then it’s a given that they will sacrifice as many permanent-resident immigrants as needed to save Murray’s seat.

Have Democrats no shame; have they no conscience? Obviously, the questions are meant to be rhetorical.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Illegal Aliens Canvass for Votes in Wash. State from the Associated Press and OneAmerica Tries to Draw Immigrants to the Polls (Without Getting them Deported) by Nina Shapiro.

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