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A Texas school district will soon make Arabic language and culture classes mandatory for some students at select Mansfield Independent School District (ISD) schools.

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has selected Mansfield ISD as one of only five school districts nationwide to receive its Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant.  Because DOE identifies Arabic as a ‘language of the future,’ the Department requires that participating school districts make the Arabic curriculum mandatory as a condition for receiving the grant.

Mansfield ISD will receive $1.3 million over five years to implement a mandatory program at Cross Timbers Intermediate School and Kenneth Davis Elementary School and an optional program at T. A. Howard Middle School and Summit High School.

Mansfield ISD Superintendent Bob Morrison said the district’s Arabic language and culture curriculum would be similar to its current Spanish curriculum.

Don’t know much about history

Don’t know much biology

Don’t know much about a science book

Don’t know much about the French I took

But I do know that … [those who insult the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, must die!]

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming To Mansfield and the Mansfield Independent School District Curriculum & Instruction page.

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When Matt Miller and Carol Massar of Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart” asked investment analyst and entrepreneur Marc Faber—who predicted the October 1987 stock market crash one week before it happened and whose market advice since 2000 has been quite accurate—his thoughts on the Ruler, it’s obvious the interviewers were looking for more kowtow than candor.

How many investment analysts have the chutzpah to compare the Ruler to a prostitute before a live audience on Bloomberg TV?

MATT MILLER:  With the political constraints in mind that the President has to deal with, what do you think of the job he’s done and what do you think he needs to do from here?

MARC FABER:  I think he’s done a horrible job and I think that will continue. I think he is a basically dishonest person, intellectually dishonest and change … nothing has changed.

MATT MILLER:  Why do you think he’s intellectually dishonest … keeping in mind he is a politician?

MARC FABER:  [S]ome politicians are more honest than others. I don’t think that I have a very high regard for politicians. I have a high regard for businessman and for people who work, and not for people who abuse the system continuously. And in comparison to other politicians, I think that he came in on a platform as a president that would want to change the government in Washington, and actually he’s made it worse.

CAROL MASSAR:  To be fair, he came in at a time when we were smack in the middle of a financial crisis … You laugh, but he came in at a tough time; maybe now he’s going to start changing the system.

MARC FABER:  You are an optimist. Keep on dreaming. We foreigners, we just laugh about someone like Mr. Obama.

MATT MILLER:  What should he be doing?

MARC FABER:  I was very critical of Mr. Bush, but at least he had one line and he stuck to that line, and at least he set out to do a thing and he was relatively straight on the thing that he did. He may have been wrong, and I criticized him very frequently, but at least he didn’t change his mind continuously, and didn’t prostitute himself.”

CAROL MASSAR:  What should be the one line President Obama should put out there and stick to?

MARC FABER:  “I think what should happen in the US is for a president to tell the US, ‘you have to tighten your belts. We have to go through hard times for 5 years to repair the damage that was committed over 20, 25 years by the Federal Reserve, by the Treasury, by the politicians, and somebody has to tell the truth.’ But the politicians keep on fueling the illusion that you can spend yourself out of the misery, and that by printing money you will improve the economy, which is not the case.”

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see the Bloomberg interview Faber Interview on U.S. Stocks and Marc Faber’s Most Provocative Interview Ever: Compares Obama To A Prostitute, Goes Long Treasurys.

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During a visit to Gedney Park last month, Democrat Councilman Michael Wolfensohn witnessed Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and Rice Krispie treats for a buck a piece. With no regard for his own safety, the daring Democrat confronted the two bake sale ruffians to find out if they were motivated by charity or greedy self-interest.

After determining the Chappaqua youths were nothing but Gordon Gekko wannabes, the New Castle Democrat deduced the selfish shysters were in fact vendors conducting a bake sale on town property without a license. To uphold the dignity of his elected office, the Town Board crusader reported the infraction to the police and filed a complaint.

The unassuming public servant’s heroics would have escaped public notice had not The Journal News filed a Freedom of Information Law request for the police report and discovered that Wolfensohn had made the complaint against the boys.

Wolfensohn admitted that he could have simply told the boys that they needed a license, but he chose instead to call the cops because “The police are trained to deal with these sorts of issues.”

Surprisingly, the media outlets reporting on the story left out Wolfensohn’s party affiliation. To give Democrats their due, additional research was necessary to determine that Wolfensohn was elected councilman in 2007 as a member of the Democrat Party.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see New Castle councilman calls cops on boys’ cupcake sale by Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy.

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AP has withdrawn its call for Democrat Dan Malloy as winner of the governor’s race in Connecticut. AP based its call on Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz who declared Malloy the winner over Republican Tom Foley by 3,103 votes.

AP now shows Foley with an 8,424 lead over Malloy, with only 1.5 percent of the precincts remaining.

I.M. Kane

For more on this breaking story, see AP withdraws call that Malloy won from The Associated Press.

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How long before Americans know if it’s a Republican tidal wave or if Democrat fraud helped to minimize the damage? According to AP, trends should be evident before most people finish dinner.  

Polls close at 7 p.m. in Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Vermont with16 more states to follow at 8 p.m..

If the GOP can unseat Democratic Rep. Baron Hill in Indiana’s always-hard-fought 9th congressional district, for example, that’s a good sign for the expected Republican takeover of the House. And if they can capture all three seats they’ve got an eye on in Indiana, that could well signal a GOP hurricane.

On the other hand, if Democrats hold their ground in Indiana, and if their Kentucky Senate candidate, Jack Conway, can beat back Republican Rand Paul, it could be an early indication that GOP gains won’t challenge the record books …—Nancy Benac, Liz Sidoti, David Espo, Nedra Pickler, Tom Raum and Julie Hirschfeld Davis

Republicans need at least the 40 seats to retake the House and 10 seats to retake the Senate. If Midwestern incumbents Joe Donnelly in Indiana and John Boccieri in Ohio (polls close at 7:30) lose, Republican prospects brighten for huge gains.

If Republican John Raese beats Democrat Governor Joe Manchin in West Virginia, (polls close at 7:30), the victory would dramatically increase Republican chances to regain the majority in the Senate.

I.M. Kane

For more on this story, see What to Watch in Tuesday’s Elections Returns by Nancy Benac, Liz Sidoti, David Espo, Nedra Pickler, Tom Raum and Julie Hirschfeld Davis.

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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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Next year, Cambridge, Massachusetts, public schools will close to honor one Muslim holiday each year. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, schools will close either for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting or Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.

School officials say the move to make one of the Muslim highest holy days a holiday is the first of its kind in the state.

Lord, what fools these mortals be!—A Midsummer Nights Dream Act 3, scene 2

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see School system to get Muslim holiday by Brock Parker.

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