Denver Public Schools looks to hire undocumented immigrants as teachers. (Nelson Garcia KUSA-TV)
DENVER – Denver Public Schools administrators believe they are the first school district in the nation to actively seek out people who were initially brought to the United States illegally to now teach in the classroom.
"We look forward to increasing the number of great teachers who are in our classrooms and who are also role models for children who have similar cultural backgrounds and life experiences," Tom Boasberg, superintendent of Denver Public Schools, said. Is there maybe an underlying reason that Boasberg and his minions endorse this action? You know Colorado is one of two states that has legalized marijuana? Boasberg and all the rest of the Denver school administrators were obviously the first in line at their neighborhood "Weed Store." They've obviously been toking ever since.
The most egregious point in Boasberg's statement is that he sees these illegal immigrant new hire teachers as "role models for children." Correct me if I'm wrong, but the first example I see it sets for the children is it's OK to break the laws of the United States. But such it seems is the prevailing mind set among today's school administrators. What was it Nikita Khrushchev said many years ago? Something to the effect that - "We will bury you!"
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Speaking of bosses mine will expect me to clean up any watermelon drippings. It’s funny. Even when I think I’ve gotten it all cleaned up she’ll still make me get out the bucket and scrub the floor. When we were first married I would’ve never considered just how good daily subservience was for the soul, well, if I had one. Let’s call it my life force, in harmony with Mother Earth. There’s no need to argue about it. After all the wife’s the breadwinner. Pay equity isn’t an issue in this household. She makes the dough, sets the regulations and gives my daily life structure. She very much lives her life nobly, in imitation of government.
I do sympathize with her. Some mornings she leaves for work in a state of near exhaustion. The gun play from the drug dealers down on the corner can keep you awake until sunrise. While I wish they wouldn’t pretend to be cowboys like those fellows in the NRA there is a big difference. The drug dealers are victims of a pernicious culture. As the Republicans have taken all the good work overseas and gotten up early every morning to get to the remaining jobs on time your neighborhood drug lord has been boxed into the corner he occupies every night. Sure, there is a downside to the gunshots. The three-year-old caught in the crossfire last week was a tragedy, although. Until we get the gumption to go door-to-door and confiscate these weapons of mass destruction then we can only blame ourselves. And there is an intriguing thought in my complex mind. As your average drug dealer is deep down more Democrat than conservative, a little training in marksmanship could be the bulwark against the fascists. President Obama surely recognizes this and with universal pre-k we could get the work done before these urchins ever went off to school!
Ultimately we’ll have drug legalization and then I won’t have to skulk around the streets when I need a fix. Just think of the benefits. Government will know all the substances you sell, buy and/or consume. Your doctor will dial it all up on the computer and can prescribe all sorts of medications to control your darkest nature. Imagine a world where no one any longer votes conservative!
Well, I’ve taken up a great deal of your time but I certainly won’t apologize. What I’ve got to say is very important and you very much need to hear what’s good for you. If only those knuckle-dragging conservatives would get out of the way we could re-install the fairness doctrine. I’m fully convinced if those of you on the right were exposed to the true “right thinking” on a daily basis we could remedy all that woes Mother Earth. I can see it, the light bulbs going off over the heads of tiny minds all across America. The problem really is this free market notion. People end up choosing things that aren’t just bad for them personally but constitute threats to all humanity and the planet. Remember, we’ve only got one and desperate times demand strong measures. The handfuls of us who’ve been enlightened owe so much.
It’s why I’ve got to run for now. I’m volunteering down at the rail yard. Did you know you can get 250 climate deniers into one box car if you stand them all rigidly? Good efficiency. Fewer box cars mean Mother Earth smiles back at you!
“But I’ve got gay friends!” You know the argument. Me too! Many of them. Just on my block alone I’ve got Muslim neighbors, Mormon neighbors, Ukrainian neighbors and lesbian neighbors. They’re all really, really nice people! Have I heard jokes about these subcultures before? Yes. I’ve told a few. Does it make me a meanie? I’m not sure. Look, a caller to my radio program a couple of years ago made a reference to some people that he labeled, “limp wrists.” I know how it’s often used but I’m not at all sure it was his reference. From the nature of the discussion it didn’t match the default. Even if it was a reference to the behavior of a class of people I’m not sure we can judge him. Does it mean he wouldn’t hire someone based on sexual preference? Possibly but I don’t like the Dallas Cowboys and I’ve never liked them. Come Monday morning and if Roger Staubach showed up in the lobby and asked for a job application, well, of course I’d hire the guy. I’ll admit there aren’t many retired professional football players in the area (Tom Brown played for Lombardi and the Packers so he’s O.K.) but vast swaths of the community resemble a miniature San Francisco, which also doesn’t bother me as we’ve got some great restaurant choices. Still, I can see how people in the gay community could take offense at the radio caller. You do have to admit, however, a guy blowing off steam on radio is generally harmless.
My fellow conservatives aren’t pleased because I haven’t been bellowing opposition against same-sex marriage. Last week the left had its knickers in knots when the Supreme Court decided the second of two cases allowing unlimited campaign contributions the protection of the First Amendment. You see the Constitution doesn’t mention campaign limits. You want to cap spending then pass a new amendment. Your reply may well be amending the Constitution is a Herculean task. Agreed! It’s why we don’t have an amendment defining marriage. There isn’t the political will and the founding documents don’t say anything about marriage. The founding fathers didn’t spend much time expounding on sex. They were much more concerned about getting on with lives and without government hovering like a morals drone. The Constitution enumerates God given rights. It’s a listing of things the government can’t do to you. Some people argue an orgy of campaign spending is wrong. Not everyone agrees. Possibly not even a majority. Some people believe same-sex marriage is wrong. Others disagree. Since we seldom have consensus the government in theory should generally be parked in neutral. It’s why the founders placed many of these decisions in the hands of states (not provinces.)
A liberal writer at the Baltimore Sun was fuming about a secession movement in Western Maryland. He suggested the malcontents move a few short miles to West Virginia. Dan Rodricks advanced the very point, whether or not it’s what he intended. Fifty states and vastly different mores in vastly different regions offers us a great many choices. Or it’s supposed to offer alternatives. Liberty and choice are synonyms.
Which gets me to a point about same-sex marriage and a departed executive at Mozilla, the home of the web browser Firefox. He used his first liberty as enumerated in the federal Constitution to state his opposition to same-sex marriage, of which there is no overwhelming consensus about right or wrong. Will there ever be a general consensus here? I doubt it. Not in the shifting winds of public opinion. In a state referendum on the matter the traditional marriage argument edged the trendy view. He wrote a check for the defense of marriage argument. I don’t know if Brendan Eich is a faithful man and what he believes about God is also one of those liberties guaranteed by the Almighty and not by Washington. I’m a Roman Catholic. A liberty I take is to follow what the Church instructs on the issue no matter how fashionable the prevailing breeze. A great many bullies are trying to tell me my Church is wrong and therefore I’m wrong. While my 1 and one half billion co-religionists may not all be in agreement with me or their religious instruction it doesn’t change my thinking process. I think the Church is right and I think I’m right. This is a matter of conscience and long before there was an established United States Constitution the great thinkers of the Western World were standing up for not only what they believed but for your right to believe. A great many people have paid the ultimate price for clinging to conscience. Brendan Eich won’t be beheaded, fired at the stake or boiled in oil but as the orthodox militancy on the left continues to metastasize the day may yet come where your unwillingness to get on the groupthink wagon may leave you in a dungeon or stretched out on a medieval contrivance and gasping for mercy. At the moment the lefties are looking more merciless, malicious and downright diabolical.
I’m posting this via Firefox as I think the folks behind Explorer and Chrome are evil incarnate. It appears our choices are becoming fewer and fewer. The day may have arrived when the only options are surrendering to the darkness or wandering the roads while hoping someday we can safely again find the land of liberty.
An ancient Samurai saying states, “The most powerful warrior is he who has no need to unsheathe his sword.”
Warriors are as old as human communities.If we humans were angels there would be no need for warriors or police forces. As a community we authorize and empower certain individuals to use force with almost complete impunity. Warriors and police serve different functions. Warriors are to protect the community from external threats. With the exception of Civil War they do not operate against members of their own community.
Police are designated to legitimately use force within the community when there is strife among the brethren themselves. In others words their main job is to keep the peace. In fact the term COP is an acronym for Conservator of the Peace. In early America in addition to constables and night watchmen , the Sheriff was the chief local law enforcement officer. It was an organic institution growing out of and remaining part of the community. Local law enforcement recruited from within the community and was part of that community. It was not an occupying force. In the 19th century as cities grew police departments became more “professional”. That did not just mean they started using fingerprint identification and mug shots or civil service exams. It also meant that the members of the force were recruited from outside of the geographic and ethnic base of the local community. But there was still the “Beat Cop”.
In my neighborhood as a child it was Officer O’Malley. The police were viewed with a jaundiced eye as a body in the Catholic working class community where I grew but O’Malley wasn’t just “the cops”. O’Malley was a presence. In today’s parlance he had “street creds”. He didn’t arrest every boy who got into a fight with his brother or run in every 9 year old who lifted a candy bar. More than likely he would apply some physical deterrence and a lecture about “the next time.” If you were a dope dealer you were more than likely to fall down and break something before you made it to the police station. More often than not his mere presence was enough to diffuse a tense situation. I thought he was very old , in reality he was probably 45 or 50, and very big , well over 6 foot and 200 pounds. To six year old eyes he seemed all powerful. He always had that baton in his hand but it was not the source of his power. That came from knowing everyone on his beat and something of their lives – good and bad. To use a term that is au currant, it was about relationships. He knew the Phelans , all 12 of them and that Mr.Phelan was a drunk who beat his wife. He knew the Sylvestros who never slept and were always a good source of information. He knew the Smiths who had a son in jail for joy riding. He checked on Mr.Yazner who ran the corner store and on and on. While informants were frowned upon, when it was necessary, say in the case of the druggist who liked little boys a lot, someone would tell O’Malley trusting him to take the appropriate action. For example that druggist was arrested.
In their wisdom the powers that be eliminated the ‘Beat Cop” beginning in the 1970s. The replacement was air-conditioned patrol cars and police sub stations.
No one in the old neighborhood would mistake them for a Samurai.
By Prof.Helen McCaffrey
A new poll reaffirms what hundreds of recent polls have found: America’s veterans and current fighting forces don’t much care for President Obama. More than 5 years after leaving office George W. Bush remains more popular with the folks in uniform than his successor. As you can expect it brings out all the old liberal rage about President Bush. A blogger at the Washington Post this morning is looking for explanations and suggests the Obama team gives an impression it doesn’t care for the sacrifice of the troops. I added my own thoughts in the comments section. I believe the majority polled see Obama as a pantywaist. This doesn’t mean he’s a wimp. On the other hand there are so many photographs of the man riding a bicycle versus Vladimir Putin fly-fishing you can easily infer how an image is created. Recent events in Crimea don’t reduce the effect.
As you can imagine my comments inflamed Obama’s fellow pantywaists. I use my own name, William Colley, and they don’t. They started bellyaching about Weapons of Mass Destruction (like the ones Saddam shipped to Syria for safe keeping and where they were eventually used.) Another liberal posts under a pseudonym CombatVet68 and appears to imply his views are the majority views of America’s veterans. Then why the persistent polling data saying otherwise?
Look, I respect the man for his service but as a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghan Wars once told me, “Benedict Arnold was both a war hero and combat veteran.” You get the point, right?
So why do so many liberals try and pass off their views as majority when it should even be obvious to them they’re in a minority? It could be some are just delusional and others darned liars. Or both! In this case I also believe the left continues to portray itself as smarter than the people willing to serve their country. Ten long years later and I still recall John Kerry’s mocking words from the 2004 Presidential Campaign. Kerry told a group of young people to get an education or they would get stuck in Iraq. Later he claimed he was calling his opponent stupid and not the people doing the fighting. History shows the troops and voting public didn’t buy the explanation. Perhaps if liberals had in any way been supportive of the war effort they may not today have such terrible stains on their characters.
Not long after Kerry’s remarks an Army Captain of my acquaintance supplied me with some sobering statistics. The people in uniform are on average among the brightest of their generations. They are loyal and willing to pay the ultimate price. The majority still believe in a founding ideal.
These people don’t need to look long at Barack Obama in order to size him up. There are the past associations, the missing years in his biography and his current approach to worldwide hotspots. I’m not a warmonger but you don’t need to be Einstein to figure out Putin, the Chinese and North Koreans are all pushing the envelope. Why? Because they haven’t seen any worthy signs anyone is willing to stand in their paths and shout, “No!”
America may no longer be able to pay the economic price for policing the world. If it’s the case then our nation’s leaders need to come straight out and level with people, including the troops. This means acknowledging the strongly worded protest is the only weapon in the arsenal we’re any longer capable of using.
You can scream all you want about polling data but it’s the truth. Perception in this instance is reality.
I suspect deep down inside even the most deluded liberal realizes there isn’t any Santa Claus. No fairies with magic wands and no politicians with the powers of warlocks. The future is going to be a hard pill to swallow. It brings retrenchment, crushing debt and undeliverable government promises. The people likely most prepared to survive the challenges of the future already fought the nation’s battles. We should all examine our own consciences. It’s gut-check time in America.
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