Public School System
This has got to be one of the funniest things I have ever heard:
How freakin’ funny is that?
Ebonics has widely been described as a nonstandard variant of English spoken largely by African Americans. John R. Rickford, a Stanford University professor of linguistics, has described it as “Black English” and noted that “Ebonics pronunciation includes features like the omission of the final consonant in words like ‘past’ (pas’ ) and ‘hand’ (han’), the pronunciation of the th in ‘bath’ as t (bat) or f (baf), and the pronunciation of the vowel in words like ‘my’ and ‘ride’ as a long ah (mah, rahd).”
Detractors reject the notion that Ebonics is a dialect, instead considering it a bastardization of the English language.
Holy bastardized English, Batman! – What the HELL did he say? LOL
Additionally, while “technology plays a major role in the DEA’s efforts, much of its success is increasingly dependent upon rapid and meticulous understanding of foreign languages used in conversations by speakers of languages other than English and in the translation, transcription and preparation of written documents.”
This Ebonics crap has really gotten out of hand when you need the government needs to hire a linguist in order to figure out what American criminals are saying. Is it any wonder that our school systems are failing? They actually TEACH Ebonics in many inner-city schools around this country. Rather than educate the African-Americans and other inner-city kids and elevate their English skills – they just continue to dumb them down – to the point now where our Federal government needs a freakin’ translator!
Is this really funny or is it a sad commentary about our education system and society?
Quite the week we’ve had so far! Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays all dead. Unfreakin’ believable! I wish piece of shit crap and tax bill would have died as well! Anyway – after a two week hiatus – The BoBo Carnival of Politics is back with another great edition. Have at it people!
You’ll see below in response to your credit card discussion that I mentioned I already paid off a few cards and have one left before I’m out of debt. I went through the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University. Dave Ramsey is awesome and what you have on your blog is absolutey right. Once again, great post using a great resource. I highly recommend it to anybody to view his Town Hall video and his Financial Peace University – especially in today’s economy.
Michael Bass presents Joe Tegerdine VS Gene Taylor! The Battle For Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District! posted at Debt Prison, saying, “Every now and then a person runs for office that gives us hope. For many voters in the last election Barack Obama was that person. Obama promised ambiguous ‘Change’ and the people bought it. Unfortunately, for many Obama fans and devout Democrats, his foreign policy actions and his further crack down on civil liberties has come to resemble something like George Bush part II.”
Interesting – hopefully, Tegerdine turns out to be a true conservative then maybe he can defeat that faux Democratic Conservative Taylor.
LSM – excellent. I have nothing further to add to this.
Scott Spiegel presents U.S. Invents Diabolical Weapon Called “Twitter” to Bring Down Iranian Regime posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “President Obama said last week that he doesn’t want the U.S. to be seen as “meddling” in the recent Iranian presidential election. In his view, vocally supporting the protesters is comparable to the CIA’s coup against Mossadeq in 1953.”
Amen, brother! We should be standing behind the Iranian citizens with the full faith and trust of our government and our own citizens. Obama is wrong on this one.
Mad Kane – I’m sure I don’t need to say this – personally – I think this needs to be repealed entirely and have it back to what it was before Clinton instituted the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The UCMJ states that sodomy is a punishable offense as is any other forms of homosexual relations. We don’t need gays OPENLY serving in the military. This would be a huge bust for the morale of our military. I’m sorry – but – the military is by no means ready for this and it would not be accepted.
Bwahaha – Liberty Lentils – good one.
Bob Brooks presents Wall Street Execs Living Large While the Rest of the Country Hurts posted at Bob Brooks – Prudent Money Blog.
Don’t forget – Timothy “Turbo Tax” Geithner is a Goldman Sachs alumni himself and still has buddies there. Nothing will be done. Just more paybacks from this administration for these company’s providing material support for Obama.
I don’t generally tend to side with Ron Paul on many issues. I think he’s a nutjob with a lot of his positions. However, I support him 100% with regards to doing away with the Federal Reserve and having them open their books. The decision in the 30′s to hand over that much power to a private organization was by far one of the most idiotic things this country and our government has ever done. It’s time to take that power away from them.
Terri Choate presents Trickle Down Learning posted at Plum Duff…not your ordinary gruel!, saying, “Maybe this is old news…but school districts regularly understate the money spent per pupil as they ask for more, more, more.”
Great article. Public schools happens to be one of my “soap-box” issues. While I don’t know what the per pupil cost is in my district – we have multiple layers of administration that are totally unnecessary. Since when does a High School and Middle School need a freakin Assistant Principle for each grade and each of them having a secretary, etc etc – not to mention each grade having at least 2 “administrators” that handle discipline. It’s gotten so ridiculous that most of our tax money goes to paying salaries instead of purchasing text books. I sent four kids through public school. 2 graduated and 2 dropped out. I’m sending my last 2 to private schools now.
Welcome Back Bradley – looking forward to your analysis of the various bills.
The Smarter Wallet presents Applying For A Credit Card? Review The Credit Card Bill of Rights posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Obama just signed into law some regulations that will help curb some of the unpopular practices done by the credit industry. Here’s what’s in the credit card bill of rights, which is under review by our government.”
Great words of advise for those who are thinking about getting a credit card. I already cut up all mine and have paid them off. I have one more to go then I’m out of credit card hell. My advise is – use cash! If you can’t afford to pay for it in cash – well – then in today’s economy – you really can’t afford it at all then. Save for it instead.
You are absolutely right – we should not be looking to the international community to protect ourselves. That is just plain ridiculous. Great post.
Naomi – I’ll have to admit that I haven’t been paying real close attention to exactly what is going on over on your side of the big pond. However, I have been following Daniel Hannen pretty closely so I get the point. Unfortunately, we’re seeing a similar situation here in the U.S. – rather than second homes – our politicians get lifelong benefits and 100% salary after they retire and that even gets passed on to their spouses after they die and then the spouses collect 100% benefit and salary until they die. Pretty freakin ridiculous that these politicians consider themselves so elite they can steal from we the people.
Agreed! However, this administration that promised transparency has given us none at all.
Jake presents Why the World Hates America (Part 1) posted at Global Implications, saying, “Given the negative attitude toward the United States around the world, I am writing a multi-part series on the actions of the US since World War II with the worst consequences. I will post an article every day and should finish the seven-part series on Friday, June 26.”
Jake – I hope you don’t mind but I took the liberty to post the links to the remaining articles. This is a very interesting analysis. However, I would say that we still have many more friends and allies than we do enemies. It seems our only real enemies in the world are radical regimes. Please post up the last remaining parts in next week’s carnival! Personally, regarding Part 5 – I think we need to “unflinchingly” support Israel. They are our only true ally in the middle east. Being a former Hebrew Linguist in the Air Force – I understand Israel and the day-to-day struggles they have to face. They are under constant terrorist attack every day. They need our support and we should stand behind them all the way.
Ram – you are so totally right on with this post. The only thing I would add here is that the history of Political Correctness actually has its roots in marxism and Russia. Here’s another good resource for you on the history.
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Welcome to yet another great edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics – and Happy December. There are only 18 days left before Christmas – if any of you are actually keeping track. As with weeks prior – another great grouping of article submissions yet again! We have 18 great posts to read this week – so – grab another soda or coffee or whatever your quaffage of choice is while you blog cruise and check each of these out.
Steve Simbeck presents I just ran over a pig-footed bandicoot with my Edsel so where is my bailout? posted at No Mato mi Pavo.
That’s some pretty funny stuff over there. I’ll have to admit it took me a moment to realize where you were going with it – but – I like the analogies. pig-footed bandicoots and ambersnails – good one!
Steve Parry presents Change We Can Believe In; Judging A Book By Its Cover posted at The Axis, saying, “It’s mostly humor, but pretty much on the money.”
Steve – thanks for the submission, buddy! I didn’t recognize a single one of those names myself!
Jon Swift presents Conservatives Need a Bailout posted at Jon Swift, saying, “No one has been hit harder by this financial turmoil than conservatives. Although conservatives generally support self-reliance when it comes to others, the situation is so dire that the only thing that will save our conservative institutions at this point is a quick infusion of government aid.”
If none of you have ever been to Jon’s place before – this guy is a must read! I don’t know about you other conservative bloggers – but – with the economy the way it is and with the fear in the market over an Obama administration – I’ve been hit pretty hard. I’m now to the point where I’m taking money from my kids’ piggy banks just to pay for the hosting service (oh..wait..I don’t pay for it) – nevermind. In any case – Mr. Swift’s post is a satirical look at conservatives in the economic downturn.
Lisa Spinelli presents Warren Buffett’s Secretary Pays More in Tax Than Warren Buffett | Greener Pastures: Personal Finance posted at Greener Pastures: Personal Finance.
Welcome back, Lisa. Just one question – who is doing his secretary’s taxes? If she paid 30% on $60k either she has absolutely no deductions to itemize (which is very unusual) or her tax preparer is an idiot. Also, if he’s paying HIS personal secretary only $60k a year – he’s a cheapskate. Executive secretaries today make in the $80K – $100K+ range nowadays.
SpkTruth2Pwr presents Silence is NOT Golden. posted at The Apathy Remedy, saying, “When NOT speaking up goes wrong? A look at ethical behavior and personal responsibility in leadership, decision-making, organizational structure. Whistleblowers stand up!”
Nice to see ya again! This is a great post. In my past life – I used to be a litigation consultant regarding Qui Tam and False Claim lawsuits in healthcare organizations. You are absolutely right – you should never stand idly by if you know there is wrong doing. Part of the economic problem we are facing today is because TOO MANY people sat idly by just watching these things take shape knowing it was wrong. There is a federal whistleblower law on the books that states employers are not allowed to retaliate against any employees who file a whistleblower complaint. I’ll echo it here as well – stand up and be heard if you know something is wrong.
Ahh..but with satirists such as yourself – I’m sure it will be resurrected – most certainly with an Obama presidency!
BH – thank you so much for submitting this post. What happened in Mumbai is indeed a tragedy and I believe Dr. Benkin nailed it on the head there. This was totally preventable – and – unfortunately as with the Indian leaders – I think many of our American leaders aren’t paying attention either or taking the threats seriously. This is a must read article.
Thank you Sarah for another great resource. I’m adding this to my favorites as I did the other list.
Excellent analysis John. Looking forward to parts II and III. I’ve suspected such links and alliances with Iran going back to 2003 when Russia first sided against us when we wanted to move in to Iraq. I believed then that Russia was playing both sides between Iraq and Iran. Likewise, with Russia building the “nuclear power plants” for Iran – I’m sure there is much more going on there than just energy swapping!
Very creative, Archvillain! It’s plausible – that damned Henry VIII – I don’t know what to say!
Hey Bradley – thanks for the submission. While I like the title – for whatever reason – at the time I went to read the article before publishing – all of your pages are gone! Hopefully, you’ll have them up soon for the rest of the readers to enjoy.
Woodward Friend presents this is why we can’t have nice things #1: citigroup posted at detroitist.
Hey Woodward Friend – thanks for this post. Corporate American may not like it – but – the majority of Americans are all for true free-market capitalism. I say screw CitiGroup and all those other companies looking for a handout from we the people. I still don’t understand if we the people have told our representatives NO BAILOUT – then why the hell are they still handing out our money to those bastards. Let capitalism work the way it’s supposed to – no government interference either in good or bad times. If they fail – they fail – screw them.
SpkTruth2Pwr presents Pre-Reqs for Taking the State Sec’y Job posted at The Apathy Remedy, saying, “Does Hillary stack up on the job requirements that really counts in order to be a great Secretary of State? Or is this one job she will NOT be good at?”
Well – I don’t share your same optimism. I wouldn’t have given her a check in any of the categories you used. Oh well, but then again – I’m one of those evil conservatives! I just don’t trust either of the Clintons.
Jeremy R. Shown presents This Time Will Be Different. No Really, I Mean It. posted at Rhymes With Clown, saying, “Do we really want to double down on government intervention and regulation?”
“Rhymes With Clown” – a man after this clown’s heart!! I like the way you think Jeremy. I’m still trying to figure out how those Dems and anti-capitalist can sincerely state that our corporations (any corporation) in this country is unregulated. I too believe we are seeing the problems we are due largely because of too much government regulation and intervention.
A most excellent analysis and explanation of just what a “lame duck” is as it relates to our government. I must agree with your opinion about GWB as well. He essentially has already turned over the office to Obama.
Alli presents How to Save the Republic – Part 3 – Repeal the Direct Election of Senators posted at The Smoking Argus, saying, “We must understand that the Central Bankers who sought to regain control over our money supply and monetary policy at the beginning of the 20th century did indeed learn a precious lesson from the demise of the 2nd Central Bank of the United States…”
This is a very long post – but well worth the read. If anyone is interested in how the Federal Reserve came to pass and how our Senators are complicit with removing the banking powers from our government – this is a very detailed historical account. Only one thing though – I was under the impression that Senators were still subject to recall by state Governors if the people of the state so choose. But, I’m in agreement – we need to do away with career politicians.
Wenchypoo presents The Truth About the Economy and Job Creation (L-O-N-G) posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.
Hey Wenchypoo – nice to see you again – it’s been a while! You weren’t kidding when you said this was a long post. But, I thoroughly enjoyed it. You were right on target with all of your points with regards to our economy being a bunch of individuals conducting transactions. I too fear what will happen to this economy when Obama gets in and starts adding barriers to business. If they try to start this “green” business bullshit – we’re REALLY in trouble. Global warming is a hoax and all the reports coming out have said the earth has actually been cooling the last 7 years and they expect 2009 to be even cooler. With these types of reports coming out – no investor or venture capitalist would be willing to sink their money in a losing business. While the rest of the world is coming around and realizing “green” is not the way to go – our government is going to screw us with all these “green” mandates. Excellent post – your last paragraph is an excellent conclusion.
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