Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Proof the NEA, Does NOT Care About Education


by OneVike I am always amazed how liberals always seem to deny that which they support.  Often times they will go so far as to state that the organizations they support only care about the good of society.  Take the NEA and what they support for instance.  I have heard liberals claim that the NEA only uses their member union dues to support education initiative drives across the nation, and that the dues are not used to support federal legislation in Washington.  Well, it is time to open the eyes of the blind and shine the light of truth on what the NEA supports.  Fact is, besides being heavily involved in supplying campaign cash for numerous politicians across this country that eventually end up in Washington, the NEA also supplies lobbyists to persuade Washington politicians to vote for an agenda that has very little to do with education. Could someone please explain to me what does education have to do with the resolutions that were overwhelmingly agreed to at this years NEA meeting in San Diego on July 1-6 2009? Allow me to first inform you that the NEA does NOT care about the children. Not my words, but the words of the retiring General Counsel of the NEA, Bob Chanin. This is a quote from his farewell speech to the union members at their summer meeting. A speech that received a standing ovation from the delegates. In a response to the attacks that the NEA receives from conservatives, Chanin states that "the right-wing b****rds" pick on the NEA because, "they are the nations leading advocate for a liberal social, and economic agenda." Chanin goes on to explain exactly what makes them effective.
"We are effective, not because of our creative ideas, it is not because of the merit of our positions, it is not because we care about children, and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power .........we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year"
Wow, talk about losing sight of the goal. I was always told that the NEA's ultimate goal was better teachers so we can have better educated children. Perhaps the NEA should put on their promotional fliers that they are all about power, not education. After all, who would want the largest association representing teachers in the country to be basing its effectiveness on its ability to improve the education of children? For the leftists who claim the NEA cares more about the children then they do about politics, or that they do not support Washington politics with their money and efforts, I have two words for you,WAKE UP, because like all leftist the care only about their power to effect legislation around the country. Whether that legislation is Local, State, or Federal level.(i.e. Washington and the Washington politicians who vote for such legislation that they want passed.)
What follows is a list of resolutions the delegates voted on during their five day meeting in San Diego this past summer. All of these are non educational, politically liberal initiatives that are up for approval at Local, State, and Federal(Washington) levels of government. The Union delegation voted to use union dues to support items A-K and defeat items in L 1-6 in my list below, along with creating suggested classroom indoctrination littérateur to be used on the students education of the agenda items. So even if they do not get their agenda now, they will be assured to have more support from the public in the future when students they have indoctrinated are old enough to vote. 
A.) Abortion
NEA delegates voted 69-31 to reject an amendment stating the union had "no position" on abortion, which would have invalidated a resolution professing the group's support for "family planning, including the right to reproductive freedom." While the NEA technically holds a "neutral" position on abortion, this amounts to promoting abortion.
B.) Immigration
The NEA supports immigration "reform" that "includes (note: this is a change from last year's verb "may include") a path to permanent residency, citizenship, or asylum" for illegal immigrants.
C.) Same Sex Marriage
Despite protests that the group's involvement in same-sex "marriage" was causing a loss in membership, delegates at the meeting adopted an action plan strengthening the NEA's support of homosexuality with a vow to support same-sex "marriage" or civil union legislation.
Specifically, the resolution stated the group would support the enactment of same-sex "marriage" laws, and fight both state and federal constitutional or statutory provisions defining marriage as between a man and a woman by using money received from union dues along with in classroom litterateur to persuade students of the benefit of same sex marriage in America.
D.) Gay Rights Agenda
The NEA passed at least a dozen resolutions supporting the "gay rights agenda" in public schools. These cover employment, curricula, textbooks, resource and instructional materials, school activities, role models, and language, with frequent use of terms such as sexual orientation, gender identification, and homophobia.
E.) Sex Education
The public school must assume an increasingly important role in providing sex education and that the instructors must be legally protected from censorship and lawsuits.
F.) Nationalized Health Care
On the critical issue of health care, NEA delegates voted to “zealously advocate for national health care reform,” stressing the urgency of quality, comprehensive, affordable health care for all that includes a public health care plan options, not just for the United States, but also for the inclusion of its territories, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
G.) Minimum Wage Increases (that effects only women not men at the Federal & State levels)
Wage control so the government can arbitrarily raise the pay of women but not men, the feminist pork called the Women's Educational Equity Act, and letting feminists rewrite textbooks to conform to feminist ideology.
H.) Hate Crime legislation
The NEA supports a beefed-up federal hate crimes law with heavier penalties. The NEA wants federal legislation to confer special rights on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.
I.) United Nations Treaty Initiatives
The NEA supports United Nations treaties, especially the U.N. Convention on Women, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the International Court of Justice and that the United States should ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and recognize and support its authority and jurisdiction. Global education, which promotes world citizenship that would require the taxation of American citizens to fund Third World countries.
J.) Global Warming education and World Treaties that would cripple the American Economy
The NEA voted to support unproven environmental education, which teaches that human activity is generally harmful to the environment and population should be reduced. Also the initiative refuses to equally support any proven facts that refute the idea that man can effect the climate of the the world.
K.) Gun Restriction Legislation
The Association believes that strict prescriptive regulations are necessary for the manufacture, importation, distribution, sale and resale of handguns and ammunition magazines. A mandatory background check and a mandatory waiting period should occur prior to the sale of all firearms.
L.) Here are some of the political ideas the NEA members voted to fight against by using Union dues and educational littérateur for the classroom so that they can indoctrinate the next generation
1.) Vouchers to help poor families send their children to private schools in high crime ridden areas where the children cannot learn
2.) Tuition tax credits for parents who already send their children to private schools
3.) Parental choice programs that would educate children about alternatives to abortion and sex, like adoption and abstinence
4.) Making English the official language of the U.S. so that non English speaking students can get a fair chance at better paying jobs when they graduate
5.) The use of voter identification for elections so that voter fraud can be stopped (as in non citizens will not be able to vote)
6.)Privatization of Social Security so that Americans can actually be assured that SS will be around when they retire, and that black families will not lose their fathers SS because he died before the age of reimbursement.
Again I ask you. What does all these items have to do with the education of the children? Nothing, because the way I see it, the teacher unions are all politically motivated by supporting anything the left desires to accomplish. That would be both the states and the national teacher unions. The NEA will not stop, because as I stated, they will keep trying until the children they indoctrinated have become old enough to vote.  Then they will vote for politicians who will go to Washington and turn their agendas into federal law. That is not education, that is indoctrination. 

The NEA, Does NOT Care About Education

For those directed here, please follow this link to the article on the NEA.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Losing the Climate Debate? That's Ok, Just Change History


by OneVike

During the 70 years that the communists controlled the Soviet Union, they had a peculiar way of teaching history to the people. They would teach things as historical fact that never happened. If you were one of those who took umbrage with their revisionist history lessons, you would soon find yourself living in a tiny apartment in a part of the country where they laugh at anyone who claims the world is getting warmer. In a communist country this is the only way to convince the masses that they are actually better off than anyone in the history of the world has ever been. We now joke about the way the Soviet Union and China used to dissimulate information in order to control their people, but look around and you will notice that there are people in America that are attempting the very same thing here. That's right, there are many Americans today who would like nothing better than to convince the rest of us that their false beliefs are true. Take the global warming debate as an example. There are many global warming alarmists who would like us to believe that historical records back up their cooked scientific data claiming that man can, and has, affected the climate of the world in a negative way.
Oh, now I have done it! I have accused the global warming crowd of using bad science and twisting history to help make the masses believe them. Well, allow me to introduce you to a Mr. William Connolley. Connolley is a United Kingdom scientist and a Green Party activist who, until this past September, just happens to also be the editor of most everything pertaining to the world's climate at the most read encyclopedia the world has ever known, Wikipedia. Just so you know, Wikipedia is the an online source that, while 90% of schools and colleges prefer that their students not use it as a reference for their work, instructors do realize that a majority of their students do use Wikipedia as a source to get started in their search for information. Usually the information the student get from Wikipedia will lead them down a path that can often times take them to other questionable sources that the instructors cannot verify to for qualifying nor disqualify as acceptable sources for the students work.  So what we have is a vast amount if information that is used to indoctrinate the children of the world, or better yet, the future leaders of the world When I learned what Connolley was doing at Wikipedia I had to write about it
Everyone knows about the leaked e-mails that have been sent between some of the leading scientists who believe man is responsible for world wide climate change. In these e-mails, the scientists admit to falsifying their data and destroying evidence so they cannot be caught. Well it seems that there is a lot more in these e-mails then we first thought. We have now found out that the scientists involved in Climategate are also involved in revising history to help their cooked scientific data fit with the historical record of climatic change for the last 1000 years. Long before these charlatans worried about their emails surfacing, they worried about how they could justify their scientific data with the historic fact of the Medieval Warming Period and the Mini Ice Age. This is a quote from an e-mail to David Deming, a geoscientist at the University of Oklahoma, from a major participant in the IPCC assessments.  As Dr. Lindzen confirmed, this was accomplished by the Third Assessment in 2001.
"We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period"
It would almost seem like a joke, if it were not one of many extensive and illuminating transcripts that provide an unvarnished look at the struggles that the climate practitioners underwent before settling on their scientific dogma. What it does is give you an idea of their collective mindset when they considered the effects that the Medieval Warming Period and the Mini Ice Age would have on their ability to convincingly prove that their scientific data is correct. These leaked e-mails show a pattern that goes back over 15 years as to how they eventually came to the conclusion that they needed to change history to fit the results of their flawed scientific data.
Well eventually the whole matter came down to a political solution that was offered by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the highest climate change authority in the world. What the UN eventually agreed to publish was U.S. scientist Michael Mann's work which would become the icon of the global warming movement. His work includes the "Hockey Stick Graph " which has since been disproved as nothing more than junk science. By agreeing to the hockey stick graph, they were saying that the temperatures of earth for the last 1,000 years have been stable. To back it up they needed to change history to coincide with their findings. So now we come back to Mr. Connelley of Wikipedia. 
See they knew that they would have a little trouble revising history, because of all those schoolbooks, encyclopedias, and other scholarly sources that proved them wrong. They knew it might take decades for them to rewrite all these books and change history in the minds of people, however when has a little thing like time stopped communists from getting what they wanted? They decided to work on the media while politically exerting pressure on climatologists like the weathermen across America. All the while they get their friends in the blogosphere to create them a website called RealClimate.org . Their reasoning was that they needed a place where they could mount a rapid response to the supposedly bombshell papers that were combating their junk science. They needed to defend their ideas like the "hockey stick graph" and any other claims that were easily dispelled by honest scientists and climate experts and investigaters like Anthony Watts and his site, "Watts Up With That?". Anthony and others have been doing the Lords work in taking on these charlatans. They needed to do all they could to defend their position that temperatures today are hotter than any other time in recorded history.
That is where William Connelley came in. He was one of the founding members of the RealClimate.org site and soon he was brought on board to become the know all editor of climate issues at Wikipedea. What Connolley did was create or rewrite 5,428 unique Wikipedia articles to coincide with his and his colleague's global warming beliefs. He began by changing the facts behind the Little Ice Age, and the Medieval Warming periods to convince those who use Wikipedia that these climate changes were actually localized instead of world wide. This way he could then rewrite the debate about the hockey stick graph and heavily lean the evidence to convince Wikipedia's users that man made global warming is a fact. Remember, 90% of all students of the world are encouraged to use Wikipedia for their studies and facts when writing papers or doing homework.
Evntually, Connolley would rewrite thousands of articles on the politics of global warming and about the scientists who were skeptical of the science used to defend the idea that man is the cause of global climate changes. Two of his targets, Richard Lindzen and Fred Singer , are distinguished climate scientists who have been denied the ability to rebut the information Wikipedia has posted about them. So when you read about theses scientists you will come away with the idea that they are both extreme scientists who are at odds with mainstream academia on most of their views from global warming to cancer causing effects of cigarettes. One person who they use as evidence of about Richard Lindzen's opinion of cigarettes effect on lung cancer is none other then the actor Robin Williams. Now there is a neutral observer for you. There are many other reputable scientists Connolley has also attempted to destroy though his power as editor of everything climate at Wikipedia. But time and space prevents me from listing them all.
Connolley helped transform Wikipedia from a encyclopedia that has was well respected, into a political propaganda tool that is used to change the facts to fit the cooked science of the left. He has acted with impunity by removing over 500 articles written by various well-known and respected scientists. He has also banned over 2,000 highly educated and respected contributors from offering information to Wikipedia. It has been reported that In September 2009, a Wikipedia Arbitration Committee revoked Mr. Connolley's administrator status after finding that he misused his administrative privileges while involved in a dispute unrelated to climate warming. However, he is still heavily involved behind the scenes and when it comes to climate debate the Arbitration Committee are in 100% agreement with his belief and tactics, so things will not change. In the end, Wikipedia has become a propaganda tool of the left like every other organization they have gained control of.
Those who wish to read what Connolley has to say about this accusation can find it at scienceblogs.com where he has a blog called "Stoat", taking science by the throat . He attempts to defend himself but the evidence is overwhelming and unless he admits his part, which is clear to see in the many leaked e-mails, he is just continuing in this charade called global warming. He is responsible for helping Wikipedia do what the Soviet Union did for 70 years, change history to fit inconvenient lies. When you lose an argument and you refuse to admit it, all you can do is try to change history. Communists and dictators do it all the time and the crowd behind the global warming hoax is no different.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Carbon Dioxide Lags Behind Warming Trends by 800 Years

by OneVike

In the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, Al Gore argues that historically, when the levels of carbon dioxide rises that is cause the temperatures of earth to rise considerably. In his documentary, Gore explains that ice core records from the distant past proves this point. However, when the data is looked at in finer detail, it becomes obvious that temperature is driving the hight levels of carbon dioxide not the other way around as Gore and his fellow watermelon political allies would like us to believe. I call them watermelon because they may be green on the outside, but they are red to the core on the inside. What we have found out by looking at the evidence is that the change in temperature has been followed by similar changes in the levels of carbon dioxide and methane by some 800 years. Check out the video clip of Al Gore claiming carbon Dioxide causes the temperateness to get warmer, followed by a clip from the documentary, "The Great Global Warming Swindle" that proves him wrong.



Probably the most accurate explanation for this is that when the Ocean temperatures rise they release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, thus increasing the concentration levels that we see in the data. What most people do not understand is that the oceans contain much more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere, and when the water warms it releases carbon dioxide, and when the waters cool they absorb carbon dioxide which is why the carbon dioxide levels are so low during ice ages.

There is a vast amount of evidence that proves mankind is not responsible for the weather changes of the earth. All the evidence points to another fact also, and that fact is how the Global Warming hucksters have been swindling the citizens of America and around the world. For those who are willing to look at all the evidence, you will inevitably come away with the added knowledge that carbon is the cornerstone of all life on earth, and it is beneficial to our success and growth as a society, not a hindrance. Unfortunately, the facts are inconvenient truths to the leaders of this movement, and from reading the many comments by their followers it would seem that facts are inconvenient to them also. 

The way I see it, there are just some people who were just born to followers and regardless of what song their Pied Piper is playing, they will continue to follow him blindly.  As for me and my kind, we will continue to fight this scam with the truth, and even if the MSM and the politicians continue to ignore the truth, we will continue the fight.

That all being said, I would highly recommend the documentary, 'The Great Global Warming Swindle" as a Christmas gift for your friends and relatives.  Those who already know that Global Warming is a sham, will find this documentary to be a must for their collection.  Those friends and relatives of yours who have been loyal followers of the big scam will need this to learn the truth about their pied pipers of doom and gloom.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Historic Sea Levels Proves That The G W Crowds Are Wrong Again

Here is a graph of sea levels over an extended historic time period  Notice how the sea levels have never been flat? They have always been rising and lowering, and to expect anything different is utterly foolishness!

This from the Telegraph UK on March of 2009, I found this this article about the worlds Sea levels. The article was called, "Rise of sea levels is 'the greatest lie ever told".
Here are a few exerts from the article......
If one thing more than any other is used to justify proposals that the world must spend tens of trillions of dollars on combating global warming, it is the belief that we face a disastrous rise in sea levels. The Antarctic and Greenland ice caps will melt, we are told, warming oceans will expand, and the result will be catastrophe...........
 But if there is one scientist who knows more about sea levels than anyone else in the world it is the Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the INQUA International Commission on Sea Level Change. And the uncompromising verdict of Dr Mörner, who for 35 years has been using every known scientific method to study sea levels all over the globe, is that all this talk about the sea rising is nothing but a colossal scare story.  
 Despite fluctuations down as well as up, "the sea is not rising," he says. "It hasn't risen in 50 years." If there is any rise this century it will "not be more than 10cm (four inches), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm". And quite apart from examining the hard evidence, he says, the elementary laws of physics (latent heat needed to melt ice) tell us that the apocalypse conjured up by Al Gore and Co could not possibly come about. 
There has been billions of dollars in research money that has caused many scientists to fudge their data and check their intelligence at the door. However, I do believe that the vast majority of scientists are not funded by the scare-mongers, and should be ashamed by their fellow scientists who are masquerading their lies as science. Global Warming is a huge black eye to the entire scientific community and yet only a handful speak out.

Check out this email a fellow Freeper called kitchen received from a former geology/geochemistry professor who is now out of academia and functioning in the real world.
God help us. We've come down to the ultimate perjorative of the new age - the Heartland meeting was attended by white males, all around retirement age. Without getting into the idea of respecting the wisdom that comes with age, I guess one needs to be female, undefined, and/or "of color" for your opinion to be worthwhile. Such are the times in which we live.
A young true believer with whom I've had discourse wondered aloud to me once if there was any demonstrable demographic to the "deniers." I told him, "yes, there absolutely is. They are all older - many retired or close to it."
"Why do you suppose that is?" he asked, thinking (I believe) that he had an edge on me in some way.
"Because they aren't dependent on government grants for their careers anymore. They are established and can tell the truth."
As I've said, we don't "discourse" anymore. He's becoming more firmly ensconced with the EPA, crusading against the fossil fuel industries.
We now have evidence that many scientists around the world have been fudging their numbers and covering up the truth.  We can only pray that the eyes and the ears of the masses will finally open up and see Global Warming as the lie it truly is.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Video of Anaconda Getting Revenge On a Reporter (the snake must be a conservative)

In this video you will see something most conservatives can relate to, a stupid Reporter and his Guide catches an anaconda snake off guard. Well they decide to harass the snake and play with him for a few minutes before tossing him like garbage, away from the camp.  This video will remind you of the way the drive-by media treats conservatives?

Well, that's the first thing I thought of when I watched it.

The Queering of America's Future Men by Obama & Jennings



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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jack Webb Scolds Obama

by OneVike

If I could give Obama an earful of what it means to be a good American, I think I might be inclined to say what Jack Webb said in a Dragnet episode. Well this was emailed to me by a friend who edited Obama into the video and edited out the Hippies Jack was speaking to. It works for me, and it hits the mark with a perfect bulls eye.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Praying In The Name of Obama (forensics prove they are saying Obama, not God)


by One Vike

Ever since Obama became a serious candidate for the Democrat ticket in “08”, we have been deluged with various groups of people in America treating Obama like a celebrity. This is nothing new for Americans, after all we have seen different segments of our society display signs of idol worship for many celebrities from rock stars like Elvis Presley to sports heroes like Michael Jordan. However, we have never experienced the type of sycophantic worship for a politician like we see from the left for Obama. Oh sure the nation came together and cried when JFK was assassinated, but before his fateful trip to Dallas, he was not nearly as loved as the revisionist historians would have you believe. No, what we see from the left today is akin to the way Hitler was treated by those of the NAZI party or even the way emperors were considered gods in ancient Rome.

It is this deitification of Obama that has many of us Americans scratching our collective heads in disbelief. Disbelief, because we have been flooded with video after video of school children being taught to sing songs of worship and praise to Obama. Children as young as preschool and as old as college students are involved in this emperor worship of Obama. It has reached the point that the left is not concerned that bloggers are exposing them, because they know that the MSM will never report it. So they continue their indoctrination of our children in public schools across America. Is it any wonder that a record number of parents have begun to either home school there children or spend the money needed to send them to private schools.

History has recorded what totalitarian governments like those of the old Soviet Union, Hitler's Germany, Castro's Cuba, and even Chavez's Venezuela have done to force the children of their countries to worship their leaders. However, I must point out that America is the first major power I know of in modern history, other than Japan and Hirohito, to actually have a segment of it's population willingly worship its leader as a god like Obama is in this video.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Democrats Hired GangBangers to GOTV for Corzine

Sorry, my link is wrong, so follow this link to the video, 
"Carbon Dioxide Lags Behind Warming Trends by 800 Years", 
Again I apologize for the inconvenience.



by One Vike

 If you are the Democrat party of New Jersey and it looks like you may lose the Governor's office to a 500 pound fat guy (Jon Corzine's words, not mine), what do you do? After all, even the "Great One", Obama himself, could not seem to turn the tide that was ready to hit them from the Republican Party and it's candidate, Christie. Well, I have documented story after story about the intimidation tactics used by the left in this country, but what the Democrats did in this election has even left some liberals scratching their heads.

Imagine you are an off duty New Jersey police officer relaxing at home, when you look out your window and see several known criminals. Then you look a bit closer and you realize that one of them is a man you arrested several weeks ago and the other man has just been released from prison. Oh yea, the man just released from prison was there for murdering a fellow police officer. Now as if that is not worrisome enough for you, you then find out that the men have been employed by the the Democratic Party for get out the vote (GOTV) operations.

Check out this interview with another Morris Township resident who also
witnessed the gangbangers going door to door, but is afraid to be identified. 


Can you really blame him for being afraid, the cemeteries across America are filled 
with dead innocent citizens who crossed these kinds of thugs and paid with their lives.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tim McGraw & Brad Paisley, Are Officially Off My Christmas List


by One Vike

It is high time Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw were taken to task for their support of Barrack Husein Obama. I first must admit that I have been a fan of Brad and Tim for a long time. I love the way they put to tune and words of how it is to be a man is in the world. After all, how can you not enjoy listening to the way Brad strings together the words in his song titled, “I'm Still A guy”, or how he seems to lay his heart out in the tune titled, “I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishing Song)”? Then there are the songs by Tim McGraw that just makes me want to hold my wife closely as I sing along with him the words I could never think of on my own.

From the first time I heard Brad Paisley sing the song, “Who needs Pictures” in early 1999, I was a fan of his. And what man can honestly say he did not choke up a bit when he listened to the way Tim sang the beautiful ballad, “Don't Take The Girl'? These are the kinds of songs that have been missing in the American music industry. Songs that speak to our hearts, because we feel exactly like they sing them to us on the radio. For too long the American culture has gone down the trail of anger and hate in the music that has been presented to us. So Country Music has for many become what the music was in the “70”s, beautiful and relevant to our lives and hearts.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Right-wing vs Left-wing Women of Politics


by OneVike

Looking at the way women in politics dress and carry themselves can really explain a lot about the person they are, and what they think about the way others should live their lives. Ian Robinson of the Calgary Sun has nailed it pretty good, and I would like to share what he had to write about today's right-wing women versus the left-wing women of today's Western societies;

The recent election of Danielle Smith as leader of the Wildrose Alliance reminded me that among the many things I love about the libertarian/right wing are the women.

Could be our slogan: Come for the culture war ... stay for the chicks.
Right-wing women rock.

Not for us the sturdy, honest calves of the New Democrat/Green Party female, honed on eco-tourist rain forest hikes. Those legs are often on unfortunate display, extending from a knee-length tweed skirt as hairy as the legs themselves, and end in a pair of Birkenstocks.  I have yet to see a pair of Birkenstock women's shoes that didn't look like part of the required uniform for police SWAT teams. Sensible shoes are one thing ... quite another to don a pair that look like they're meant for rappelling down the sides of buildings with a Heckler & Koch sniper rifle slung over your shoulder. The primary reason our womenfolk are at war with the looming specter of the nanny state is because you can't buy Jimmy Choos in a socialist paradise.

The only sensible footwear you'll find in a right-wing woman's closet are the Nike cross-trainers that go with her gym membership. Everything else has a three-inch heel. Minimum. Left-wing drabs recycle. Right-wing women shop -- and the government measures how much they shop every month to find out whether we're still in a recession. Basically, the world economy depends on right-wing women buying shoes. You never hear a right-wing woman break out statistics pointing out that only 25% of elected offices in Canada are held by women, and then whining about it.

No. A right-wing woman wants to get elected, she runs for office. If she wins, great. If she loses ... well, there's always more shoe shopping.

You can continue reading Ian Robinson's article, "Right-wing Women Rock" at the Calgary Sun Website.

Now it is my opinion that women can and do look beautiful in many things they wear.  Also I do not think a woman's beauty lies in what she was given physically.  However, my take from Ian's article is that, when a women carries herself like a woman instead of like a man, as many women on the left do, well she can and does look good.  Remember this article is basically about most of the activist minded women, not all, but most.  It is also not about the everyday woman who votes but really is not involved outside the two week period prior to any given election.

So, why do so many leftist women in politics act like God has somehow made them incomplete?  It's as if they have this urge to make up for God's mistake by dressing acting, and ruling as if they have a pair? 

Inquiring minds would like to know, because ladies, it is not attractive.  I know that it's politically incorrect to expect a woman to act like a lady, but facts are facts.  You are women, act the part for a change.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Goodbye NFL, You Have Finally Jumped The Shark


by OneVike
As many all ready know, the powers that be in the NFL have decided to believe the lies and innuendos about Rush Limbaugh. They have even gone so far as to pressure the Checkett's ownership group into dropping Rush Limbaugh as a partner, thus denying him the right to even apply to be an owner of an NFL team. Like Rush, and many other football fans, I too have had to put up with leftist football prognosticators and their off comment remarks about Americans like me and the politicians I vote for. Being a conservative means becoming accustomed to being called many things, but the past 10 months I have been called and a racist by my government officials more times then I have ever been called one in the past. Now I am even being considered to be a racist by many NFL players and members of the sports media for listening to Rush on the radio.
I quit watching Boxing when it cost me a pretty penny just to see Mike Tyson take a bite out of Hollyfield's ear. I gave up on Basketball when the referees gave the series to Los Angeles a few years back in the NBA playoffs over the Sacramento Kings, in a game that Shaq should have fouled out but the refs refused to ever call his fouls. I then gave up on ESPN when they set Rush up with the McNabb incident but I kept my NFL ticket and still watched the games. However, what the NFL and it's buddies in the sports world have done is tantamount to jumping the shark for me, so I have no recourse but to say;


GOODBYE NFL

Now it seems that since the time that Rush was dropped as a partner by the Checkett's group and after his show was over yesterday, some members of the media realized that they had some egg on their face for spreading the lies about Rush. It really is amazing what happens when the MSM is so willing to attack someone on the right that they will repeat more gossip then two women hanging cloths in the back yard. Here is a list of attempted retractions and apologies that is up in Rush Limbaugh's Web Site I thought he did such a good job I borrowed it with credit.


Fifteen Minutes of Truth Telling is Winning the Day...


Palm Beach Daily News: Rush Limbaugh Discovers All Clubs Not Equal
Wall Street Journal Editorial: The NFL Punts to Left-Wing Political Intimidation
AP/SI Runs Accurate Story! Limbaugh: Checketts Approached Me About Bid to Purchase Rams

Huffington Post Removes Some False Quotes from Jack Huberman Blog
CNN's Rick Sanchez Twitters Retraction (Man Up, Rick. Twitter Doesn't Count!)
American Thinker: The Search for the Wikipedia Libelist



What follows is a letter I wrote to my fellow Fantasy Football League players.

To the Members of Matthew's Cafe Fantasy Football League;

Ever since the Fascists have assumed power in America, I have been forced, like all Americans, to put up with many things I disagree with. However, the events that have unfolded these past Months have now moved beyond Politics and into my beloved game of football. As I tuned into the many sports channels I watch for updates and news on the NFL so I can have my best team ready for Fantasy Football this weekend, my patience was pushed past its limit. What I was given by the many football prognosticators and their guests were unsubstantiated lies and innuendos that have no basis in truth. I am truly saddened this day, saddened because of the way the NFL has joined the ranks of institutions that have allowed the left to completely control their decision making.

As a Christian conservative who has listened to Rush Limbaugh just about every day on the radio since he first went nationwide, I know he has never said what they accuse him of. As a loyal listener, I know what and who Rush Limbaugh is, and he is not what the left in this country portray him to be. Further more, when those of whom I am associated, and agree with are maligned and refused the right to own or be a part of something because of their beliefs, then I too am maligned and lied about. This week I have heard news reporters and NFL sports commentators accuse Rush of being a racist for saying things he never said. Many of the NFL commentators have also stated that anyone who listens to Rush is also a racist hate monger.

We are living at a time when the level of hate in this country has been ratcheted up to the point that even if you disagree with what is happening with our government that you are a called a racist by elected government officials. Now we even see the politics of hate move into the business and sporting world. The individuals who are behind the smear campaign used to pressure the NFL into denying Limbaugh the right to even be on a list of possible owners, are the very ones who have been calling me a racist for disagreeing with their political agenda. When asked at an NFL owners' meeting about Rush Limbaugh's involvement with the Checketts' group that wished to buy the St. Louis Rams, Commissioner Goodell told the reporter;

"I've said many times before we're all held to a high standard here, and I think divisive comments are not what the NFL is all about. I would not want to see those comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL, absolutely not."

The last time I checked, those who are involved with pre-game shows, play by play, and color commentary are also expected to be cordial and respectful. Unless of course you are Rush Limbaugh who was fired by ESPN for daring to say that there are those in the media who desire a black QB to be successful regardless how good he is. Something by the way, that Michael Irving agreed with on the same show. It is well understood that Goodell wanted the current owners to know that he would appose any group that has Limbaugh as a partner. So under pressure from the NFL, the Checketts' group told Rush Limbaugh that he was not welcome in their partnership anymore.

I now await Mr Goodell to extend his high standards to NBC and Keith Oberman, who is prominently involved with Sunday Night Football. After all, I cannot think of that many people who are more divisive and hateful than Keith Oberman. The words of anger and hate towards Sarah Palin, George Bush, and those who marched in the Tea Party protests held this past summer are well documented. So is Mr Goodell going to be consistent and demand that NBC Sunday Night Football remove Mr Oberman from its pre-game show? I won't hold my breath.

As a citizen of the United States I have to participate and live with the burden the fascists leaders of this country are forcing upon me. However, when the same type of race bating fascists excerpt their influence upon the NFL by spreading lies that have no basis in truth, then I really do not wish to be involved and I do not have to be. The decision I have made is not an easy one, because I have been a fan of the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings since I was a young boy. I have watched, and cried, as they have had many good seasons end with a loss in playoffs. Four of which came in the Super Bowl. However, I can no longer enjoy a game whose leaders claim, that my money is good enough for them to take as long as a team ownership is not what I am buying. That is what they said to Rush Limbaugh, and I have no reason to believe they would not say the same thing to me if I the money and wanted to buy an NFL team.

Make no mistake about it, Goodell's decision was all about politics, not behavior and not about revenue. The fascists behind the smear of Rush Limbaugh is telling us that they will be the arbiters of what Americans can and cannot do with our own money. By making ownership about politics the NFL has chosen to be on the side of the fascists who will continue to destroy America from within, and I for one cannot continue in any venture that is used by my political enemies to destroy my friends and allies. They do not know it now, but their decision will be irreparable as another nail has been hammered into the lid covering the corpse of the once great NFL. As I said earlier, there are certain things I cannot avoid from being apart of, but the NFL does not fit in that category. So if my political beliefs bar me from owning an NFL team, even if I had the money, then I do not wish to own a Fantasy team either.

As of today, I am stepping down from my position as the owner of the Fantasy team the Vikings, and I am also going to contact Direct TV and cancel my NFL Ticket. Should my beloved Minnesota Vikings continue to roll all the way to the Super Bowl and win, they will do it with out this long time fan watching. Now I realize I am tied for second in the standings and alone at top in the weekly picks, but my mind has been made by Goodell and others involved in this travesty of justice. For those who wish to have a chance at the players on my Team, I will be officially releasing them at 10:00 PM PDT, which is tonight on October 16.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

White Boy Takes Beating For Loving A Black Girl


by One Vike
Being in love was supposed to come with joy and happiness, not pain and suffering. For Brian Milligan and Nicola Fletcher, their love for eachother brought ridicule and hatred because they dared to date across racial lines. Reminiscent of the attacks black men received for daring to date white girls in years gone by, we are now confronted with a story that has all the makings of a Hollywood movie. Don't look for some Hollywood script writer to be working in this story anytime soon though, because this time the boy is white and girl is black. Personally I am shocked that no one in the media is spewing any kind of outrage about this incident that took place almost two Months ago in Buffalo NY. I myself just stumbled upon the story while I was looking for something else, or I never would have known the incident took place. Maybe someone reading this will say they knew about it already, but if you didn't you can blame the MSM for again failing to do their job of reporting the news, instead of making it like they so often do these days.


What happened was a young man named Brian Milligan dared to date a black girl in Buffalo NY. What he got for his relationship with his girlfriend Nicola Fletcher, is an attack that left him with a bruised and bloodied body. Brian is recovering from an attack that is reminiscent of the beating that happened to Reginald Denny, a construction truck driver who happened to drive through the scene of the Los Angela's rioters back in April of 1992.







Because Brian is suffering from amnesia as far as the incident was concerned, the police investigators can only go off the clues in the investigation. What they believe happened was late night on August 18th, Brian was returning home when a group of about 10 to 12 black thugs attacked him. After the beating, Brian was able to somehow stumble five blocks to his grandmothers house. When he arrived at the hospital he was treated for bleeding and swelling in his brain, a three inch gash in his head, a broken jaw, and a broken tooth. To this day Brian has no smell, and his lack of any memory from the attack is making it difficult to investigate the crime. Nicola informed the police that just a couple days before the attack she was shot with paintball pellets and that whenever the racists thugs saw her and Brian together they would yell racial slurs at him and call her names, I would rather not repeat.

While the police are now investigating the attack as a hate crime, that was not the case for the first few weeks. But as the community began to raise concern about the double standard, the police reluctantly expanded the investigation to include the possibility that it might have been racially motivated. Besides Brian's loss of memory, the investigation is going slow because of Nicola's refusal to help in the investigation, which is understandable considering the thugs responsible for the attack and their friends on the street have warned her to be quiet or else. I have read almost every official story and even communicated with a few people I am in contact with who live in the vicinity and the facts are far and few between. Also, the gangster mentality of the thugs has the whole community afraid to even help find those responsible.

Through it all I can only wonder why the MSM, has not done their job of investigating and helping to get to the bottom of this and the thugs involved. I remember the way they did all they could to destroy the lives of the Duke University Rugby boys that were involved in the rape of a black stripper that never took place. So I ask, where is the outcry for the "Justice Brother's”, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Why isn't Obama himself raising any concern about the crime rate among the inner-city youth by using this as an example? After all, we know what would be going on with the 24/7 news cycle coverage if this were a black boy beat mercifully like this by a bunch of racist white boys because he dared to date a white girl. I don't agree with the concept of hate crimes, because all crime is hate. However if we are going to categorize crimes into different types of hate so we can dish out stiffer penalties, then we need to be consistent. That means the leaders of this country also need to be consistent in the way they respond to crime, regardless of the color of the victim.

What is happening in the inner-cities with crime and the gangster mentality, is the same thing the KKK was doing in the deep South. Like the KKK, these thugs are sticking together and being silent by not helping the authorities investigate the crime. In some of the racially motivated crimes if the South, it took almost 40 years to solve and prosecute the guilty because of the way the "Brotherhood of the Klan" stuck together. It is 2009 and we now see that same mentality in the inner-cities as these gangster mentality thugs stick together. So, will Brian have to wait forty years for justice or will Obama tell the FBI to step in and solve the problem of the inner-city gangs run by black thugs?

Fortunately, what the left has been doing for decades is dividing Americans along racial lines. As long as blacks can play the race card, and whites are told to feel guilty because they are white, America will never truly be united. We even have a leader who himself is playing the game of racial divide by claiming those who are against his ideas are racists. Until we as a nation stand up together and demand that everyone be treated equal regardless of their skin color or gender, sexual preference the left will continue to advance their ideas and win their war against America. It is time we left the past in the past and move forward as, “One Nation Under God”, not a nation of special groups who need special rights. My prayers go out to Brian, his family, and his girlfriend who must now put the pieces of their lives back together.

At the time of this story there have been no arrests in the case. Buffalo Common Council Majority Leader Rich Fontana has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Milligan's assailants. Anyone with information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of these assailents are asked to call the Buffalo Police hot-line at 716-847-2255. Brian's Father is an unemployed construction worker facing a mountain of medical bills, and is asking for help. There has been a fund started to assist in the mounting medical costs at the Bank of America under the name of leslie Ann Milligan, Brian's mother. Send all donations to:
Brian Milligan, Jr. benefit account c/o Leslie Milligan Bank of America 6041 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043

Friday, October 9, 2009

Teaching Children to Worship Obama

Teaching Children to Worship Obama

by One Vike

In their ongoing movement to turn Obama into a god that children should look up to and in my opinion worship, the is another incredible pro-Obama video. This one was produced by his good friend Oprah Winfrey's and her Harpo Productions. In this video you will see sundry self-important Hollywood narcissists pledging their fealty to Barack Obama. A slew of shallow celebrities, including Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Mendez, Cameron Diaz, and P Diddy, tell viewers: "I pledge to reduce my use of plastic ... to sell my obnoxious car and buy a hybrid ... to be more green ... to turn the lights off ... to flush only after a deuce, never a single ... to go to USAService.org ... to be of service to Barack Obama ... to be the change ... to be a servant to our president."

This "serve Obama" propaganda video also has been shown to captive school audiences.

In our 24/7 pop culture of celebrity idolatry, Barack Obama is constantly presented to young people as the epitome of cool, hip, smart, sexy; and he is all but worshiped by Hollywood demigods whom our youth are taught to idolize. This engenders a mindset that is conducive to tyrants and fatal to freedom, limited government and our constitutional safeguards. The charges of Fidel Castro and his like-minded comrades in the Big Media punditocracy notwithstanding, parents are not "racist" or "insane" for suspecting that President Obama and/or his fanatical followers would exploit his speech to the schools to further his Big Government political agenda.


You can read the whole article titled, Are Schools Teaching Children to Serve Obama? at the New American web site.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Indoctrinating Our Children, Goal #41 of the Communist Takeover Document of 1963

 


 by One Vike
By now many of you have seen this video of children praising Obama. It was posted to YouTube just two days before Obama's speech to students, which makes me wonder if it was part of some school’s festivities for the screening. This video justifies the fears many parents have that their kids are being politically indoctrinated by the school system. It is not the first video we have seen where school children have been used to praise Obama by Teachers.
Check out this video that compares what these children are being taught to do and what children in totalitarian countries are trained to do. Now, even if this was not sanctioned by the school system, it is definitely proof of a mindset withing the confines of many schools across this country. That mindset is a socialist mind set bent on destroying the very fabric of this nation. Part of the tune for the song these children are singing is from the the song, “Jesus Loves the Little Children”. Then it closes with a song about Obama using the tune from the classic Christian Hymnal, “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.

This Orwellian idea of turning children into mind numb robots for the state is not new. Many do not know what Hitler did with the children in the 1930s, because instead of teaching history the schools teach leftist indoctrination courses on why we should feel bad for being who we are. In the 1930s Hitler's Nazi Party (the real name translates to National Socialist Party) did what the teachers and instructors in these videos are doing today. In this video you will see what this kind of sycophant worshiping of a leader by those controlling our children's education can lead to, because it is the same that happened the Hitler Youth League.
Recently, Al Gore made news by telling school children not to listen to their parents because there are some things about our world that you know that older people don't know. He then compared parents who don't believe in global warming with those in the 1960's who were against the civil rights movement. So now we are to believe that children are the keepers of wisdom?
This is what happens when socialists are allowed to run a muck. In 1942 Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski told his fellow Ghetto Jews, "Give Me Your Children" in a famous speech that defined the evil truth about Hitlers Germany. Now I am not claiming that Obama and his socialist sycophants want to put our children into ovens, but they do want their minds. When a prominent leader and former Presidential Candidate tells children not to listen to their parents, then I start paying real close attention to the things they are doing with our children.

For those who have been brought up in today's public school system, what I am showing you here is new, but it happened on January 10, 1963. On that day the United States Senate began reviewing a document entitled “Communist Goals for Taking Over America”, (Appendix, pp. A34-A35. In the last 46 years, many of these goals have since been implemented and are now part of our laws. In their long march to take over America, the Communists have stuck to their plan. Of the 45 stated goals in this document number 41 is the control of the children. You can now understand why Al Gore gave that message and why these teachers are doing what we see them do in these videos.
Communist Goal #41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
Like I said, these people need to be watched very closely and I along with millions of bloggers in this country are not going to sit idly by and allow this to continue with out a fight. My advice to you parents, take your children out of the public school system and either begin homeschooling them, or put them in a private school that will teach them the "Three R's”, instead of the "45 Goals" of communism.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beckel vs Beckel on Fox's Hannity


by One Vike

For those who do not know who Bob Beckel is, he is the radical left wing Democrat talking head that makes the circuit as a paid consultant for politicians and Fox News. However, did you know that his brother is a conservative? Not just a conservative, but a Hollywood actor to boot. That's right, Graham Beckel is an actor who is credited by the web site Internet Movie Database (IMDb) with 93 television and movies appearances. He has been in hit TV shows like “Chicago Hope”, “Grey's Anatomy”, and “Monk”. His movie credits include such classics as "Paper Chase”, “L.A. Confidential", and "Pearl Harbor". He was even in an episode of one of my all time favorite detective series, “Kojak”.

Now that you have been acquainted with who Graham Beckel is, I would like those who really dislike his brother Bob, and maybe have on an occasion or two wanted to rip him a new one, to check out this video. What you will see is a classic case of a liberal being taken to the wood shed by a sibling. After watching the exchange between the Beckel brothers all I could think of was the famous line that made directors in Hollywood to take notice of Tom Cruise in the movie “Taps”, “It's beautiful man, beautiful!”

With such lines as,
My brother wasn't loved by my mother in the same way that I was”,
or as a reply to his brother Bob who said of him and Sean Hannity,
You were both dropped on your heads at birth. That's what happened to you”,
to which Graham replied,
Well, apparently that's a good thing to have happened because we are straight and you're crazy”.
Then when Bob says that Obama will go down in history as one of the best presidents in history, Graham replied,
I scratch my head and wonder what you're going to do next. And it's remarkable to me that these words can come out of his (Bob's) mouth.”

You can go here to read the transcript if you like, but the video should do the trick for you. It is moments like these that makes watching Hannity's show priceless. We can only pray that someday we will be blessed with seeing Stephen Baldwin taking on his brother, Alec, the wife beating communist, but for now we on the right can relish the moment that Bob Beckel was taken to the wood shed by his brother Graham.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Obama's Friends



By One Vike
During the Presidential debate on Oct 15, 2008, Barack Obama told the moderator,
"Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself"
OK Mr President we will, and since you have always been open and proud of your connections with ACORN, I would like everyone to watch these video's of ACORN officials offering assistance to a pimp and a prostitute. What you will see in these videos is ACORN officials encouraging a prostitute and her pimp how to lie to the Internal Revenue Service and how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents. Part I & Part II. These videos are the product of an undercover investigation by James O'Keefe.
In one portion of the video, you will hear an ACORN staffer suggesting that the prostitute list her occupation as a freelance performing artist.
It's not dancing, trust me," replies the undercover reporter playing a pimp.
To which the staffer replies "But dancing is considered an art, usually going under performing artists, or yeah, they usually go under performing arts", (the staffer looks at the girl posing as a prostitute and continues) "which will be what you are, a performing artist."
The pimp later talks about the couple's plans to bring up to 13 very young girls from El Salvador to work as prostitutes. Unfazed by the pimps plans, the two ACORN staffers do not threaten him with legal action, instead they offer him advice on how to claim the young girls as dependents for a tax deduction.
"What if they are going to be making money because they are performing tricks too?" The pimp is heard asking.
"If they making money and they are underage, then you shouldn't be letting anybody know anyway," the ACORN staffer says on the audiotape before laughing. "It's illegal. So I am not hearing this, I am not hearing this. You talk too much. Don't give up no information you're not asked.
Another staffer is seen giving the prostitute advice on how she can keep all this secret by telling her to teach the girls to shut up and keep quiet.
After watching these video's, all I could think about was the $4.19 billion from the stimulus package for neighborhood stabilization activities. With all that money I am sure we will see more examples of liberal love for children exuding from various neighborhood organizations like ACORN. I ask again, why is it that those whom liberals claim to care about the most, are the ones who get hurt the most by their help?
I also wonder how long it will take the authorities to charge these staffers under Title 26 USC 7206 of the Federal Penal Code which reads;
Any person who…...(2) Willfully aids or assists in, or procures, counsels, or advises the preparation or presentation under, or in connection with any matter arising under, the Internal Revenue laws, of a return, affidavit, claim, or other document, which is fraudulent or is false as to any material matter, whether or not such falsity or fraud is with the knowledge or consent of the person authorized or required to present such return, affidavit, claim, or document; shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof:
Shall be imprisoned not more than 3 years,or fined not more than $250,000 for individuals $500,000 for corporations, or both together with cost of prosecution
Or will the Justice Dept refuse to prosecute them? After all, there is precedence set by Obama for letting his thugs off the hook for crimes against the country. This past May Obama's justice Dept dropped all charges against the "New Black Panthers" who were intimidating voters, and even shoved reporters around who were just reporting on the election at an inner city precinct in Philadelphia. You can relive the moment if you would like by checking out this YouTube video of Obama's thug's intimidating voters.
To read the rest of the transcript, or watch the video of the conversation between the ACORN staffers and the pimp, go to James O'Keefe's web site called Big Government and learn what over a billion dollars of the stimulus package money it doing for the economy.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sarah, She's Got It

by One Vike

In the last forty years, I have watched as the media in America has gone from leaning towards the left in the '60”s, to slowly moving in with the left and actually jumping in bed with them. They are now to the point that they have lost any semblance of objectivity. If a leading liberal politician, or political pundit, desires to besmirch the character of a conservative politician or even an average citizen such as Joe the plumber, all the liberal needs to do is call up his or her favorite media hack. Within a 24 hour period every news organization in the country will be repeating the verbal assault upon the person of their wrath. Never mind the fact that the story they are repeating is false, the story line will be how the conservative or innocent bystander must answer the charge and attempt to defend themselves. In the eyes of public opinion it is a lose lose situation for the the individual who has been attacked. All the while the liberal who began the lie is never to be heard from again, or defended as a great American by the media.


It is this is type of coordinated stealth attack campaign the left has been using on Sarah Palin since the day John McCain named her as his running mate in the days leading up to the Republican convention. One can only guess why Sarah still has the nerve to show her face in public when the media has even convinced some on the right that she is what they claim. Well there is a reason, and many of us on the right have our own opinion as to why she is able to take all the arrows and continue her march towards a destiny she surely has been born for. The reason silver bullet the left is fearful of has not succumbed to their attempt to destroy her is superbly explained by non other than a teacher who loves Sarah. I give you Adrienne Ross and her excellent article on why Sarah Palin's support continues to grow, in spite of the leftist machinery working in harmony in their attempt to bring her down.


What follows was written by;

Adrieene Ross on her blog called MOTIVATION TRUTH


Governor Palin's support continues to grow, which completely baffles those who never understood her support to begin with. After the media malpractice, after the bogus ethics complaints, even after Levi Johnston, she remains strong when much weaker souls would have been laid to rest by now. How is that possible? Keep reading.

I will always remember the first time a student came to my defense in class. Somebody said something disrespectful, and, before I could open my mouth, someone else said, "Don't be talking to Miss Ross like that!" Silence followed. That was the end of that--until the next time, of course.

That's when you know you've got
it.

Now, I don't actually need my students to stand up for me because I do pretty well by myself. In fact, it's a good thing I didn't get a chance to respond--good for the student who uttered the disrespectful comment, that is. I don't take a lot of mess, nor do I have to. Overall my students have always loved and respected me, and I have very few behavioral problems. The reasons, I believe, are simple: I love and respect them first, they think I'm cool, and I can "bust 'em down" in basketball. That's my recipe for success! I'll add to that one more ingredient: I was in a staffing with a parent who relayed the story of why his child said he never gave me trouble, though he gave other teachers trouble. According to this parent, his son said, "'Cause Miss Ross will knock me out!" Nice mix of respect and fear there, I suppose (though I'd never do that!). I say all that to say I can clearly handle myself.

True authority, however, is revealed when I don't have to.

To this day, I have no recollection of what the first student uttered, just that he was put in his place rather quickly by his classmate. Now, I don't advocate students being aggressive with other students, but I do believe that harmless positive peer pressure goes a long way. Because one student came to my aid, I could get on with the business at hand without taking the time to deal with nonsense, saving myself for bigger issues that really need my attention.

I was thinking of this in light of Governor Palin. Some don't understand why so many of us speak up and fight back when we hear her being smeared by the likes of the mainstream media, anklebiters on the Left and the Right, and even her daughter's ex-fiance'. "What's with all these people," some say, "these bloggers, these activists, these supporters, and why won't Palin herself address every allegation thrown at her?" We all know she can handle herself, so why doesn't she deal with every single issue? The answer is simple: she doesn't have to.

See, most of the attacks against Governor Palin are like the comment in my classroom: distractions meant to take her attention from what's important, slurs and accusations intended to sting and bite, and all-out attacks with the hopes of sparking a fiery retort so the process can continue. And for what? To wear her down.

Each year I get new students, several of whom would say in a heartbeat, "We got your back, Miss Ross." Now, they know good and well I'm no pushover and certainly no punk. However, dealing with every individual about every comment is a waste of everyone's time, and it doesn't accomplish anything. Students who speak up, out of respect for who I am and what I represent, allow me to just keep on steppin'-- never missing a beat, never being sidetracked, never wasting energy.

Then, when something big arises, I'll use that reserved energy to deal with it.

Governor Palin, too, has plenty of opportunities to decide to speak or to be silent, to defend herself or to keep on steppin'. More often than not, wisdom tells her to keep on steppin'--and that's when
we step up. That, I suppose, is part and parcel of the "online footprint" first written about here and then commented on here and here. She doesn't need to ask anyone to have her back. Before she turns around, we're already there--just as my student addressed his peer before I could even open my mouth. We're there on Twitter, on Facebook, on our blogs, on talk radio. Everywhere you turn, we're there, so she doesn't have to fight every single battle because we're fighting for her.

Again, that's true authority. That's when you've got
it, and today, more than ever, public servants need it--and they need a whole lot of it. The more we can step in the ring and throw some punches and block some unfair hits for them--and the more of us who do so--the more strength people like Governor Palin can reserve for the bigger battles.