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Act II

OK, here’s the rest of the story, as the late Paul Harvey would say.

Illinois high schools are completely changing how they teach kids because test scores are that bad

MISS ISABEL JUST TURNED 14 AND IS IN 8TH GRADE AT THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL SHE AND HER SISTER HAVE BEEN ATTENDING THEIR WHOLE LIVES. NEXT YEAR SHE HAS TO GO TO DeKALB HIGH SCHOOL, A HOTBED OF DRUGS, VIOLENCE, AND TEEN PREGNANCY. MY BIGGEST FEAR, ESPECIALLY SINCE SHE IS WELL DEVELOPED FOR HER AGE, IS THAT A BUNCH OF LITTLE SAVAGES WILL TRY TO CHALK HER UP AS ONE OF THEIR ‘BABY MAMA’ CONQUESTS. SHE’S MUCH TOO SMART FOR THAT, BUT SOMETIMES BEING SMART IS NOT ENOUGH. THAT’S WHEN GRANDPA GOES TO JAIL FOR ENDING SOME LITTLE STUD.

[CtH: Our super smart, uber talented nephew is going from his Catholic high school to Harvard next fall.  I have been giving him faith-building books and DVDs and praying often that he’ll keep his values intact.]

Teachers in certain school districts will also not evaluate students with traditional testing methods but will rely more heavily upon presentations, projects and activities that students complete outside of the classroom. The students in the program will not receive GPA rankings.

Patrick Hardy, the principal for Illinois’ Proviso East district, said the program isn’t a perfect solution to fix the poor results Illinois’ school districts have regularly produced, but that there’s nothing to lose by trying something new. “We had a school on the brink of failure,” he said.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/01/17/illinois-high-schools-completely-changing-teach-kids-test-scores-bad-589632

Feinstein warns people will die if the government shuts down

THIS IS FROM CNN, SO TAKE IT WITH A TRUCKLOAD OF SALT

[CtH: Wait, what?  Isn’t everyone ALREADY dead from the tax bill? Plus, you know, they didn’t care about the consequences of a shut down in 2013, now did they?]

“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease,” she said. “There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: ‘Well everything is going to be just fine.’ You can’t make that judgment. So, I think it’s a last resort. And I’m really hopeful we don’t get to it.”
Feinstein said she had not made her mind up about whether to vote for the measure.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/18/politics/dianne-feinstein-people-will-die-shutdown/

Veteran Earns Spot at State of the Union After Maxine Waters Announces She’s a No Show

When Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) joined the list of Democrats who said they’d be skipping President Trump’s first State of the Union address (because he’s a “despicable” human), one veteran jumped at the opportunity to be a seat filler.

Army Vet Ricky Taylor let it be known last week that he’d gladly take her spot.  Thousands of retweets, an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” and a meeting with Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) later, and Taylor has earned himself a spot in the room.

Duffy reached out to Taylor after seeing his Fox News. Long story short: he invited the veteran to the SOTU address as his plus one. The extra ticket usually goes to his wife Rachel Campos Duffy, but she too was more than happy to give it to Taylor.

[CtH: Too bad it isn’t Maxine’s actual seat!]

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/01/18/confirmed-veteran-is-taking-maxine-waterss-seat-at-state-of-the-union-n2436239

California AG: ‘We Will Prosecute’ Employers Who Cooperate with Federal Immigration Officials
SO IF AN EMPLOYER KNOWS SOMEONE IS AN ILLEGAL AND HAS COMMITTED CRIMINAL ACTS, HE’LL BE PROSECUTED FOR TURNING HIM IN?

[CtH: Sounds about right … for California. I wonder if federal law requires businesses to provide that information to ICE.  So many reasons why California is the least business-friendly state in the union.]

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says his office “will prosecute” employers who cooperate with federal immigration officials to deport criminal illegal aliens from the United States.

In a press conference on Thursday, the pro-open borders attorney general warned California employers of new state laws that barred businesses from providing information on illegal aliens to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency that would aid in deportations.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/01/18/california-ag-we-will-prosecute-employers-who-cooperate-with-federal-immigration-officials/

Heaven Help Us! Nancy Pelosi To Judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’


I TUNED IN TO THIS ONCE, BECAUSE I LIKE WATCHING TOP FUEL FUNNY CAR DRAGSTERS. ALL I SAW WAS A BUNCH OF UGLY GUYS IN WIGS.

Yes, the congresswoman who recently told her constituents she has a “massive funding gap to fill,” is clearly working hard to keep her seat as she guest-judges with such Hollywood personalities as Vanessa Hudgens and Adam Lambert. Pelosi, who accused Trump of “destroying President Obama’s phenomenal legacy,” is keeping up with her own legacy by judging drag queens on VH1.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/corinne-weaver/2018/01/18/heaven-help-us-nancy-pelosi-judge-rupauls-drag-race

How the Press Treated Hillary’s Health vs. Trump’s
A good mashup here from the Washington Free Beacon. I mean, as far as I know, Trump hasn’t passed out and collapsed into a car.

Vowing to ‘rip’ Trump ‘a new one,’ Obama’s ex-presidency devolves into third-world coup-plotting

Far from content living his golden years on the $400,000 speech and lecture circuit of other former presidents, President Obama has been busy with clawing back his old power. He’s actually covertly plotting to oust his democratically elected successor, President Trump, vowing to his associates to “rip him a new one” in the 2018 midterm elections. Seems he’s not all that interested in watching his younger daughter grow up.

Want to know who the leader of the resistance is? This is the leader of the resistance.
Knowing how Obama’s campaign organization was run, with its slipshod accounting of foreign cash infusions and phony claims to be running on small-dollar donations, it’s probable that this operation is as shady as all the other ones. In fact, it is all the other ones. DCWhispers reports that it comprises almost entirely Obama’s leftover and not dead campaign apparatus.

It’s a disgusting picture for any ex-presidency.

[CtH: Seriously!  Don’t TALK to me about Trump’s tweeting, all you Obama lovers!]

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/01/vowing_to_rip_trump_a_new_one_obamas_expresidency_devolves_into_coup_plotting.html

Trump Admin Freezes Tens of Millions in Aid From UN Agency for Palestinians

The Trump administration is withholding more than half of an aid package to a United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees.  The U.S. will still give $60 million to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency but is cutting $65 million from a planned $125 million contribution.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2018/01/17/trump-admin-holds-tens-of-millions-from-un-agency-for-palestinians-n2435320

PRESIDENT TRUMP Stops Speech…Brings Shocked Worker On Stage To Speak

If Democrats Take the House, They’ll Impeach Trump

The Republicans may well lose control of Congress in 2018 for the first time since 2006. This is significant, because one of the things a congressional majority has the power to do is bring articles of impeachment against a sitting president.

The lowest possible arbitrary, inexact standards of “high crimes and misdemeanors” to which the Democrat-controlled Congress can possibly stoop will undoubtedly be fulfilled early on in the new congressional year as the Democrats rush to satisfy their highest priority – removing President Trump – to the complete and total exclusion of anything else the country needs to be done.

One can only imagine the breathless, frantic, grandstanding speeches and floor declarations from the likes of Maxine Waters, John Lewis, Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Adam Schiff, and Elijah Cummings as they compete for national liberal media adulation with one overwrought, hyperbolic performance after another.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/if_democrats_take_the_house_theyll_impeach_trump.html#ixzz54ebpEEMP

Diamond and Silk tell Democrats: ‘This is not Burger King, you can’t have everything your way’

WE HAVEN’T HEARD FROM OUR GIRLS LATELY

The duo said they do not expect former President Barack Obama to campaign for endangered Democrats ahead of this November’s House and Senate races.

“For him hitting the campaign trail, what he needs to be worried about is the trail leading back to him and his administration about their alleged abuse of power,” said Diamond.
“And President Obama, need to stop acting like a girlfriend full of revenge and Donald Trump is the president, and Donald Trump is also Obama’s president. So suck it up, buttercup,” Silk added.

Illinois population trend could lead to one fewer congressional seat for state

ILLINOIS IS AMONG THE HIGH TAX STATES THAT ARE BLEEDING POPULATION. IT MAY LOSE 2 SEATS AFTER THE NEXT CENSUS.

In U.S. Census Bureau estimates released last month, Illinois’ population decreased by 22,000 people from 2014 to 2015. Because of the estimated drop, Election Data Services, a Virginia-based political consulting firm, projects Illinois will lose a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.

I LIVE IN THE 16TH DISTRICT, TOP DEAD CENTER OF THE STATE, 15 MILES FROM THE WISCONSIN LINE.

Illinois is one of nine states that could lose a representative in Congress. According to Election Data Services, Alabama, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia also could lose a seat.

Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Oregon would each gain one seat, Florida would gain two seats, and Texas might gain three seats under the Election Data Services projections.

http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article53995625.html#storylink=cpy

Mulvaney Scolds Acosta for Defending Schumer From Shutdown Blame: ‘I Have to Laugh’

Follow the March for Life Open Thread

Every year, pro-lifers from all over the country brave the D.C. winter to stand for the sanctity of life, representing a fraction of national pro-life support.  The value and sanctity of each and every human life is by far one of the most, if not THE most important issue of our time.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/follow-the-march-for-life-open-thread/

Anti-Israel activists attempt to hijack Women’s March – again

Attempt by Jewish Voice for Peace, Code Pink and others to make Women’s March 2018 about Ahed Tamimi, arrested for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers for the cameras.

During the 2017 Women’s March on Washington and follow up Women’s Strike, anti-Israel activists attempted to hijack the movement.

Anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour attempted to steer the movement against Israel, and the Women’s Strike was co-organized by and honored convicted supermarket bomber murderer (and immigration fraudster) Rasmea Odeh.

Ahed Tamimi is the Palestinian teenager, who turns 17 this month, who has been exploited by her parents and supporters in groups like JVP and Code Pink, for propaganda purposes since early childhood. I summarized this background after Ahed was arrested for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers on a live Facebook feed filmed by her mother, Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teen exploited by her parents and BDS supporters, indicted for assault:

Ahed has been thrust into the spotlight by her parents because they understand, as her father Bassem recently stated, that her blond hair and light skin color makes her appealing to Western audiences.

As we have covered many times, it is nothing short of child exploitation and abuse to encourage children to engage in such dangerous behavior of deliberately trying to provoke the police and soldiers so that cameras can capture the interaction. If the Israeli policeman or soldier reacts, it’s used as a propaganda tool to claim Israeli cruelty to children; if the Israeli policeman or soldier doesn’t react (which is what almost always happens), it is used as a propaganda tool to claim Israelis are weak and scared….

https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/anti-israel-activists-attempt-to-hijack-womens-march-again/


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OUT!!

It seems like every time the president allows access to the media whores, he knows they’re going to make clowns of themselves. And every time, they oblige. They truly can’t help themselves. Jim Acosta, the pathetic Walter Cronkite wannabe, once again showed himself to be the empty soul, trying desperately to be taken seriously. I think he’d have had his credential pulled long ago if not for the fact Trump likes to mess with him and Sarah Sanders is really good at pimp slapping this little turd.

Pres. Trump to CNN’s Jim Acosta: ‘Out’

The veteran reporter along with other members of the press, were allowed inside the Oval Office during a meeting between Pres. Trump and Nursultan Nazarbayev the president of Kazakhstan.

When White House press aides started asking the press to leave, Acosta, whose contentious relationship with the Trump White House has been well-documented, tried to get in a few final questions.

“Did you say you want more people to come into the country from Norway, Mr. President?” Acosta asked.

“Thank you very much, everyone,” Trump responded.

Acosta asked the question again, to which Trump responded in a lower, softer voice, “I want people to come in from everywhere.”

“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world…people of color?” Acosta asked.

The president pointed at Acosta and said: “Out.”

They need to look at revoking the White House press credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta.

Here’s another installment of, ‘hey everybody, Trump’s a racist’ from our friends at FAKE NEWS CNN.

Disgraceful. And Trump doesn’t want any of it from Acosta

Acosta Suggests WH Doctor Could Be Withholding Information About Trump’s Health

CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked Physician to the President Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson if he was withholding negative information about the president’s health from reporters during Tuesday’s press briefing.

Jackson assured Acosta that there was no information about Trump’s health being withheld, negative or otherwise.

“I can promise there is nothing that I am withholding from you. I can tell you, I’ve done the last four or five of these,” Jackson replied. “I’ve been involved in probably the last six or seven of these and this is hands down more information that has been put forth by any other assessment to date.”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/16/acosta-suggests-wh-doctor-could-be-withholding-information-about-trumps-health-video/

DHS Secretary Asks to Move on After Four Democrats Ask about Sh**hole Comments

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressed a desire to “move forward and discuss ways in which we can protect our country,” during her testimony before the Judiciary Committee Tuesday after being asked for the fourth time about vulgar language reportedly used in an immigration meeting last week with President Trump.

“At any point in that conversation on Thursday did the President of the United States use a four-letter word beginning with s in combination with other words or alone that you heard?” Sen. Blumenthal asked.

“Sir, respectfully, I have answered this,” she replied. “I’ve been very patient with this line of questioning. I’m here to tell you about the threats our country faces and the needs and authorities that are needed by the Department of Homeland Security. I have nothing further to say about a meeting that happened over a week ago. I’d like to move forward and discuss ways in which we can protect our country.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2018/01/16/i-have-already-answered-this-five-democrats-ask-dhs-secretary-about-shhole-comments-n2435260

Democrats: Trump must capitulate on DACA “to prove you’re not prejudiced or bigoted”

Trump denied using the term, and is backed up by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who were at the same meeting and dispute Durbin’s account.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was at that meeting also. She testified today before a Senate committee which included Durbin.

Durbin fell flat on his face when Nielsen testified she did not remember Trump using the “s***hole” word during the meeting, and that Trump did not have a “specific categorization of countries in Africa.”

NJ Senator Cory Booker then went ballistic, berating Nielsen and accusing her of lying, your “silence and amnesia is complicit.”

The questioning of Nielsen, and Booker’s theatrics, are part of a concerted Democrat effort to turn DACA into a racial issue if Democrats don’t get their way.

It’s all a charade that was laid bare by Chuck Schumer today, who demanded Trump get on board Democrat DACA demands or be labeled a racist:

“If you want to begin the long road back to prove you’re not prejudiced or bigoted, support the bipartisan compromise … One that was aimed at meeting the concerns you voiced,” Schumer said, noting it was negotiated by three Republicans and three Democrats. “This may be the last train leaving the station. President Trump needs to get on board.”

HOW IS THIS NOT A THREAT?

This was a line of attack also used by Durbin:

Cory Booker ‘seething with anger’ as he yells at DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen

“I had tears of rage,” Booker bellowed at Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in reference to when he first heard of Trump’s “shithole countries” remark last week.

“And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss the questions of my colleagues, with tens of millions Americans hurting right now because they’re worried about what happened in the White House …”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/watch-cory-booker-seething-with-anger-as-he-yells-at-dhs-chief-kirstjen-nielsen/article/2646066

Cory Booker is the wokest 8 year old in Congress

Cory Booker: Bangin’ it out to the cheap seats

Journos Unable To Accept Results Of Trump’s Physical Exam

Journalists have long questioned the president’s mental health and fitness for office, but Dr. Jackson debunked any notion that Trump is unhealthy and called his mental health “excellent.”

However, reporters are still unwilling to accept that nothing is wrong with the president and have taken to Twitter to express their displeasure with Dr. Jackson’s assessment of Trump.

CNN’s Brian Stelter, who routinely talks about Trump’s fitness, wrote that Trump passing a cognitive exam has nothing to do with being “unfit.”

“Someone could be sharp as a tack, but still unfit,” Stelter claimed.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/16/trump-healthy-journalists/

AP Reporter Asks Trump Doctor “Do You Have a Life Expectancy Based On Your Results?”

Presidential Doctor Ronny Jackson took questions from the White House press corps after detailing President Trump’s excellent health.

AP reporter Jill Colvin bizarrely asked Dr. Jackson “Do you have a life expectancy based on your results?”
Cristina Laila reported, Dr. Ronny Jackson conducted a physical exam on the President and declared Trump to have excellent cognitive health and attributed it to incredible genes “it’s just the way God made him”.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/wow-ap-reporter-asks-trump-doctor-life-expectancy-based-results/

MSNBC’s Mika Wants ‘Small Crowd’ For Trump’s State Of The Union

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said that those who disagree with President Donald Trump should “give him a small crowd” at the upcoming State of the Union address.

“I really feel that Democrats and any Republicans with a spine who actually believe that this president is lying and perhaps acting in a way that is bad for this country should not show up for the State of the Union, and some are speaking about that. Give him a small crowd,” retorted Brezinski.

[CtH: It should be remembered that, during his time in office, President Lincoln was reviled by the Democrats, half the Republicans, and a lot of the media.]

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/16/msnbcs-mika-wants-small-crowd-for-trumps-state-of-the-union/

Squinty and Meat Puppet To Be Honored for Responsible Journalism. No, Really…
“Two of most wildly irresponsible members of liberal media, MSNBC anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, are going to receive an award for being part of “a distinguished group of journalists and First Amendment leaders that exemplify responsible journalism and who practice their constitutionally guaranteed duty to seek and report the truth.”

That’s not a joke, the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) will actually be honoring the Morning Joe co-hosts during the organization’s annual First Amendment Awards dinner on March 8 in Washington, D.C.The couple will specifically receive the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award for “a radio or television journalist or news executive who has made a major contribution to the protection of First Amendment freedoms.”

http://www.diogenesmiddlefinger.com/2018/01/squinty-and-meat-puppet-to-be-awarded.html

DC Mayor Addresses How High School Grads All Got Diplomas Without Meeting Requirements
 An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that Ballou High School’s administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences. We reviewed hundreds of pages of Ballou’s attendance records, class rosters and emails after a district employee shared the private documents. Half of the graduates missed more than three months of school last year, unexcused. One in five students was absent more than present — missing more than 90 days of school.

To add insult to injury, the majority of Ballou’s 2017 graduates missed more than six weeks of school. One teacher recalls seeing kids in the 12th grade that couldn’t read and write.

Local viewers were skeptical and blasted the school system and D.C. leadership in the comment section.

“Dr. Reeves should be prosecuted,” one commenter said.

“Revoke every diploma of every student who failed to meet grad requirements,” another wrote. “Otherwise this is a cruel joke that will have a lasting impact on every DCPS graduate.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/01/16/dc-high-school-scandal-n2435228

THIS IS PART OF THE PROBLEM

40 Percent Of Kids Now Born To Single Moms—Up 700 Percent Since 1960

A recent report from the Social Capital Project reveals that the American family is disintegrating, fast. Fully 40 percent of mothers are currently unmarried.
This is partly due to the increasing acceptance in out-of-wedlock births. But, as the authors point out, this rise has a few more concrete explanations, such as: increased unwed promiscuity, fewer “shotgun marriages” to pregnant single women, and increasing delayed marriage/rising divorce.

https://nationaleconomicseditorial.com/2018/01/16/single-motherhood-rise/

West Virginia Legislators Propose Bill to Require the State’s Schools to Offer Bible Elective

West Virginia state legislators introduced a bill that would require the state’s schools to offer an elective course on Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament, or the New Testament in the Bible.

State Sens. Mike Azinger (R-Wood) and Sue Cline (R-Wyoming) submitted Senate Bill 252 to the West Virginia Senate Thursday for consideration, WOWK reported.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/16/west-virginia-legislators-propose-bill-require-states-schools-offer-bible-elective/

Dems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat
IT SEEMS LIKE THE REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO LOSE THE MAJORITY…IT’S TOO HARD.

Democrats have expressed optimism heading into November’s midterm elections in the wake of successful campaigns at the state and local level.

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee touted Schachtner’s win as the 34th district to flip from Republican-held to Democrat-held since President Trump was inaugurated a year ago.

Democrats won governor races in New Jersey and Virginia, a special U.S. Senate election in Alabama and several other state races late last year.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/dems-flip-wisconsin-state-senate-seat/ar-AAuNeMz?li=AA5a8k&ocid=spartanntp

AZ Sen candidate: Your “clean DACA bill” isn’t happening
McSALLY IS A FORMER FIGHTER PILOT RUNNING FOR FLAKE’S SENATE SEAT

Major news outlets are already sounding the alarm about a possible government shutdown, assuming that a “clean” DACA bill is the hill that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to die on this week.

This seems particularly true of Arizona Congresswoman (and newly announced Senate candidate) Martha McSally. She was making the rounds on cable news this week, letting the minority party know that they need to pack the “clean” bill idea away because it’s not gonna happen.

Fox News tweeted the video of that exchange for everyone yesterday.

This wasn’t a particularly new position for McSally, who has been solid on immigration issues from the beginning. She was also out with a similar warning during an interview last week, when it might have actually done some good had the Democrats been listening.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/01/16/az-sen-candidate-clean-daca-bill-isnt-happening-video/

Trump: Freedom Doesn’t Come From Govt, It’s a ‘Sacred Right From Almighty God’

Today, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring January 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day, wherein he noted that, “Our forefathers, seeking refuge from religious persecution, believed in the eternal truth that freedom is not a gift from the government, but a sacred right from Almighty God.”

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/trump-freedom-doesnt-come-govt-its-sacred-right-almighty-god

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Successful Intelligence

Cornell University’s professor of human development, Robert J. Sternberg, has been awarded the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology for a new psychological theory he introduced in 1996 called “successful intelligence.”  He defines it as “the ability to set and accomplish personally meaningful goals in one’s life, given one’s cultural context.”

BOOK Successful Intelligence by Robert Sternberg

According to Sternberg, if you’re successfully intelligent, you can think well in four different areas as related to goals.

  1. CreativelyYou think creatively to come up with new ideas that are useful.
  2. AnalyticallyYou then analyze those ideas to see if they’re worthwhile or good.
  3. PracticallyYou think practically when you apply your concepts in ways that make sense for everyday life and convince others to jump on board.
  4. Wisdom-based (Ethically)You consider whether the way you’re implementing your ideas will benefit everyone and follows accepted ethical rules.

Successfully intelligent people, according to Sternberg, accomplish goals by determining which strengths and weaknesses they’ve got and, as a great mentor might tell you to do, capitalizing on the strength and/or compensating for the weaknesses. To do this, they’re willing to seek out mentors and other people to help them.

They also look deeper than face value and take a second look at what’s “known”–they’re not mentally rigid in the way they think or view the world. They create their own opportunities if need be, and they’re fantastic at correctly identifying problems. And they have a keen sense of when to to keep on trying and when to quit.

Sternberg says that successful intelligence is something you can work at and develop. He maintains that this development can start early, when kids are still in school, by creating curricula that go beyond the typical focus on analysis and memorization.

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Some goodies at YouTube

Conservatives are the true feminists.

How to raise kids who are smart about money. When my girls were young, I asked a female banker with grown kids for advice about teaching my kids about money. She told me she had never done anything, just expected them to learn it by osmosis or something. I wonder if she felt the same way about learning to read and do math. Sheesh.

 

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Happy Tuesday

Continuing my unbroken string of useless, inane, and pointless regurgitation of news of no particular import.

Waters’ Campaign Wrote Off Over $10,000 Spent on ‘Hamilton’ Tickets as Fundraising

44 years … 44 long years she’s been getting away with this because her voters only care that she’s black.

[CtH: Methinks the real power behind her throne (Soros et al.?) only care that she’s greedy and stupid and easy to control.]

The House campaign committee Citizens for Waters paid $10,747.15 for the tickets for the popular Broadway show on Aug. 26, according to a Federal Election Commission report of receipts and disbursements.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/waters-campaign-10000-spent-hamilton-tickets-fundraising/

Ahead of Halloween, universities nationwide tell students what not to wear
“Unacceptable costumes” listed on a University of St. Thomas diversity flier are “wearing Native American headdresses, dressing up as a ‘Mexican’ by wearing a sombrero, dressing as a ‘geisha,’ any form of blackface.”
“Cultural appropriation is defined as ‘the act of taking intellectual and cultural expressions from a culture that is not your own, without showing that you understand or respect the culture,’” explains a University of St. Thomas diversity memo to students.

[CtH: They’re very, very selective about whose culture is inviolable, so I’m guessing they don’t have anything in there about dressing up as an Irish leprechaun, an Italian mobster, a German Nazi, etc. etc. ]

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/37916/

George Lopez Booed For Anti-Trump Jokes At Charity Event

According to a person at the event, the CEO of Liberty Media, Greg Maffei, asked Lopez “nicely to stop making Trump jokes … George doesn’t, continues, gets booed.”
“Thank you for changing my opinion on old white men, but that doesn’t change the way I feel about orange men,” Lopez responded to the request.


HE WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO LAND A HIT TV SHOW. NOW HE LOVES RUBBING ANGLOS’ NOSES IN IT.

Video posted Saturday on YouTube shows the comedian apologizing for “bringing politics to an event.” Then slams the audience for their “white privilege.”
“Listen, it’s about the kids,” he added. “I apologize for bringing politics to an event. This is America–it still is. So I apologize to your white privilege, but yes I’m sorry. If I was a minority in Denver I would be upset too.”

HE WAS PAID $275,000 FOR HIS APPEARANCE AT THIS CHARITY EVENT.

[CtH: “White privilege” now means having the sacred right to shut up while your “betters” bully you.  Gee, thanks, SJWs!  It’s just what I always wanted!  Not.]

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/george-lopez-booed-for-anti-trump-jokes-at-charity-event/ar-AAtv7Fj?li=BBnb2gh&ocid=UE12DHP

McCain makes speech blasting ‘half-baked’ nationalism

PLEASE GET THE HELL OFF THE STAGE… WE’RE SICK OF YOU.

The former POW and Arizona Republican called the United States “the last best hope on earth” while giving an acceptance speech for the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal, according to Politico.
While not mentioning President Trump by name, McCain’s speech was a sharp contrast to Trump’s habits of shunning international institutions such as NATO and the United Nations.

THE AWARD WAS PRESENTED BY HIS CLOSE PERSONAL JERKOFF BUDDY, JOE BIDEN.

[CtH: If half of what his fellow POWs say about him is true, then he’d know ALL ABOUT half-baked patriotism.]

http://nypost.com/2017/10/16/mccain-makes-speech-blasting-half-baked-nationalism/

Four GOP Senators Standing in the Way of Progress


COLLINS DECIDED TO STAY IN THE SENATE AND HELP McCAIN SCREW OVER THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Four Republican senators hold and have held our country in their hands for most of this year by themselves. They obstruct progress by wielding far too much power than their positions and number merit. They are Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and John McCain of Arizona.

These four prevented healthcare reform and they now stand in the way of tax reform.
https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/four-gop-senators-standing-way-progress/

Brigitte Gabriel: ‘Refugee Resettlement’ is ‘About Supplying Cheap Labor’ at U.S. Taxpayer Expense

“Here’s what I mean by that: Most refugees are on some type of welfare and that makes anyone who employs them, any company that employs them, eligible for the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit. An employer has a greater incentive to hire a refugee because the salary is subsidized by the government, than hiring a good, hard-working American who is looking for a job.”

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/

Seriously? Hillary Clinton Says She Was “Running Down Stairs in Heels With Cup of Coffee” When She Broke Toe
Hillary Clinton canceled her interview with the BBC today.  She said, “I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards. I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe. I’ve received excellent care from your excellent health service.”
Seriously?  Does anyone believe that?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/seriously-hillary-clinton-says-running-stairs-heels-cup-coffee-broke-toe-flashback-stair-videos/

Judge REFUSES to dismiss, says Menendez case going to JURY TRIAL!

DON’T EXPECT TO HEAR A WORD OF THIS FROM THE LSM.

After raising U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s hopes last week, a federal judge crushed them on Monday morning.
U.S. District Court Judge William Walls refused to toss any of the 18 charges in the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, despite last week casting doubt on a legal theory that’s at the heart of the prosecution’s case.

http://therightscoop.com/breaking-judge-refuses-to-dismiss-says-menendez-case-going-to-jury-trial/#ixzz4vmK4NKUf

Deal for Bowe Bergdahl looks worse and worse

To garner sympathy from the sentencing judge, Bergdahl’s defense team is expected to play up his alleged mental health problems, including what they claim is paranoia and schizophrenia.
However, Army shrinks found Bergdahl does not suffer from psychological problems that would prevent him from standing trial. And last month, Bergdahl’s lawyers failed to produce for prosecutors mental health records and other evidence detailing any serious condition.

[CtH: SUCH a SHAME that his conviction will come too late for BHO to pardon him. NOT.]

http://nypost.com/2017/10/16/deal-for-bowe-bergdahl-looks-worse-and-worse/

President Trump to Hillary Clinton: “Hillary, Please Run Again,” In 2020

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Ends ‘Abusive’ Obama ‘Sue & Settle’ Policy

Under previous administrations, particularly the Obama administration, special interest environmental groups such as the Sierra Club used lawsuits to force the EPA and other federal agencies to issue regulations that advance their climate change agenda. Those groups would sue the EPA and ask the court to compel the agency to enact new environmental regulations.
Critics say the “sue and settle” policy amounts to regulation through litigation, which allowed former EPA administrations to skirt around the agency’s limited rulemaking authority.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/16/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-ends-abusive-obama-sue-settle-policy/

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Post #2001 – A Spaced Idiocy

She just can’t help herself. Perhaps her ultimate desire for power and greed has driven her to madness. Her outward appearance of a simple liberal, hypocritical, babbling nonsense, refusing to accept reality, has been going on since they started losing total domination in 2010. The throne should have been hers. It was her turn. She waited for it, she protected a rapist for it, she stole hundreds of millions to purchase it, and it all ended in failure. It wasn’t fair. Someone had to be blamed for not getting what she wanted more desperately than life itself. The ultimate politician who spent decades preparing for her destiny, beaten by someone who took up politics on a lark.

Hillary Calls Trump An ‘Admitted Sexual Assaulter’

Hillary Clinton called President Trump an “admitted sexual assaulter” in an interview with the BBC on Friday, but dismissed rape allegations made against her husband, saying that they have “all been litigated” and were “clearly in the past.”

“Well, yes because that had all been litigated,” the former secretary of state responded.
“That was subject of a huge investigation, as you might recall, in the late 90s and there were conclusions drawn. That was clearly in the past,” she added.

Despite Clinton’s comments about all of those cases having been litigated, Broaddrick’s allegations were never investigated. She came forward only after Jones filed a lawsuit against Clinton. He settled the case by paying Jones $850,000.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/13/hillary-calls-trump-an-admitted-sexual-assaulter-video/

Reporter to Clinton: So you still blame others more than yourself for loss?

Clinton: I don’t hate anyone

Hillary Says We Need To Explain To Trump Voters That They’re Being ‘Snookered’

Clinton, on “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” said, “We have to do a better job number one of explaining to people, you are being snookered. You know what? The real threat to your future is a government that doesn’t care about you and is taking actions that will make your life even harder and is favoring the wealthy beyond anything we have ever ever seen before.”

Clinton also said, “Look, [Trump’s] numbers are shrinking. The people who are still favorably disposed to him are really the hard core of his base.”

[CtH: I have a hard time taking approval ratings seriously, given how grotesquely biased the MSM news coverage is.]

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/15/hillary-says-we-need-to-explain-to-trump-voters-that-theyre-being-snookered-video/

Hillary Clinton: Misogyny is ‘endemic’

“I’m a middle-class girl from the middle of the country, and so I always struggled with like, OK, so what’s my story. And it suddenly dawned on me that I was the beneficiary of these radical changes in, you know, women’s rights and opportunities that began in the ’60s and continue and that I could have and maybe should have tried harder to tell that story,” she conceded.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/15/politics/clinton-endemic-misogyny-cnntv/

‘State of Denial’: Hillary Clinton Blames Nigel Farage, Macedonian Fake News Factories, for Losing Election

Descending into the Democrat’s favoured and familiar conspiracy theories, she claimed campaign staffer John Podesta’s emails were hacked by Russian intelligence, exposed by WikiLeaks, which she called a “mouthpiece for Russian authoritarianism”, and were “weaponised” and turned into “phony news stories” at fake news factories in Macedonia (a small, former Yugoslav nation of a population of less than one-quarter of London’s).
Claiming that “the Russians wanted to help Trump and hurt me”, she alleged Russian President Vladimir Putin had a “personal grudge” against her.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/15/hillary-clinton-blames-farage-fake-news-losing-election/

EXCLUSIVE: We won’t give back a cent of Harvey Weinstein’s tainted $250,000 says the Clinton Foundation – we’ve spent accused rapist’s every cent claims group run by Bill and Chelsea

  • Clinton Foundation ends days of dodging questions over up to $250,000 it took from Harvey Weinstein to say it won’t hand it back.
  • Foundation already spent the money on its programs, spokesman tells DailyMail.com.
  • Those include lowering the cost of HIV medication and supporting women and girls in developing countries.
  • Chelsea Clinton ran from DailyMail.com reporter in Boston Saturday to avoid answering same question.
  • Foundation’s willingness to take foreign cash became huge controversy during White House campaign for Hillary Clinton.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4982956/Clinton-Foundation-won-t-return-cash-Harvey-Weinstein.html#ixzz4vgUtUTnP

The Clintons do not understand the nature of money

If there is anybody who should understand the nature of money, it’s a Clinton.
After all, other than power, money is the only thing the Clintons value.

After Chelsea was reduced to running from reporters asking whether the Clinton Foundation would return Harvey Weinstein’s sticky money, the Clintons finally addressed the issue.

But it’s their explanation that leaves me shaking my head. They can’t return the money because it’s already been spent.

[CtH: This reminds me of a boy I went to summer camp with in junior high. He borrowed a dollar from me for lunch and promised to repay the next day. When I asked him for it, he said he had lost “my” dollar.  In his mind, he seriously believed that, because the dollar he had intended to give me got lost, he therefore didn’t owe me anything!]

They’re greedy, self-serving, opportunistic and corrupt.  And as obsessed as they are with the optics of appearing generous, saintly, and charitable, the truth is, if the choice is between keeping dirty money and good optics, the optics lose every time.

http://patriotretort.com/clintons-not-understand-nature-money/

Report: Hillary Clinton in Talks to Teach at Columbia University

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is plotting her next move after the release of her book last month and is reportedly looking at taking a formal teaching role at the Ivy League Columbia University.

The New York Daily News reports that Clinton is in discussions for a flexible role that would allow the former secretary of state to lecture across schools and departments without the requirement of a strict course.

[CtH: In other words, she can swan in to any class that’ll have her and rant about all the reasons she lost and Trump is evil and Columbia can use her name on their fundraising efforts to effete elite liberals.]


Her classes could include:

  • How to set up a phony nonprofit charity worth millions
  • How to get away with murder
  • Eliminate witness the easy way
  • Uranium sales for dummies
  • How to steal a reset button
  • How to make millions on a government salary
  • Lose six billion in funds and how to get away with it

…just to name a few.

http://patriotretort.com/those-who-cant-teach/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/13/report-hillary-clinton-talks-teach-columbia-university/

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Tuesday Stuff

FROM TING’S NEIGHBORHOOD
There is a gubenatorial contest in less than a month in Ting’s home state of Virginia. Apparently that vicious punk Terry McAuliffe must be term limited. I can’t see any of these rodents giving up power for any other reason.

New Polls Show Ralph Northam Leads Virginia Gubernatorial Race But Ed Gillespie Within Striking Distance
With barely a month to go before Virginians choose their next governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general, all three Democratic candidates maintain statistically significant leads over their Republican rivals, according to a Wason Center survey of likely voters. At the top of the ticket, current Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam leads former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie, 49% to 42%, with Libertarian Cliff Hyra taking 3% of the vote and another 6% still undecided.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/09/new-polls-show-ralph-northam-leads-virginia-gubernatorial-race-but-ed-gillespie-within-striking-distance/

Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam Spar in Final Debate for Virginia Governor
I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT NORTHAM, BUT I’M WILLING TO BET HE’S A REPTILE WHO CRAWLS ON HIS BELLY, LIKE MOST DEMOCRATS.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA IS WHERE THE D.C. SCUM FLEE TO ESCAPE THE VIOLENCE AND LIVE IN THEIR GATED COMMUNITIES WITH ARMED SECURITY.
The two candidates debated topics including tax reform, revitalizing rural Virginia, sanctuary cities, and Gov. McAuliffe’s canceled meeting with the Virginia Sheriff’s Association.

A new poll from Emerson College put Gillespie and Northam in a statistical tie.
http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2017/10/09/ed-gillespie-and-ralph-northam/
VA Sheriffs’ Assn: McAuliffe Canceled Meeting over Ed Gillespie Endorsements
IF I NEVER SAW THIS HEAP OF RANCID PUS AGAIN IT WOULD BE TOO SOON
Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) executive director John Jones accused Virginia Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe of canceling a budget meeting with the VSA over having a majority of sheriffs endorsing Republican Ed Gillespie for governor.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/09/va-sheriffs-assn-mcauliffe-canceled-meeting-over-ed-gillespie-endorsements/

GOP Lawmaker Calls for End of NFL Tax Exemptions Following Anti-Anthem Protests
Florida Republican lawmaker Matt Gaetz is calling on the US Congress to end the tax-exempt status of the NFL’s business office.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/gop-lawmaker-calls-end-nfl-tax-exemptions-following-anti-military-protests/

Trump is overwriting Obama’s unlawful green schemes
EVEN THOUGH SCOTUS RULED AGAINST HIM TIME AND AGAIN, THE DAMAGE WAS DONE. COMPANIES SPENT BILLIONS TO RETROFIT THEIR FACILITIES TO CONFORM WITH THE ILLEGAL REGULATIONS. DEMOCRATS SAY THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO UNDO THE CHANGES BECAUSE THERE WOULD BE MORE COST INVOLVED.

In his impatience with Congress and his administrative imperiousness, Obama dispensed with all that. What he imposed unilaterally is subject to unilateral reversal.
The rollback will encounter its own regulatory and legal obstacles but can be achieved more readily than if Obama had been able to (or bothered to) write a swath of his legacy into law.
http://nypost.com/2017/10/09/trump-is-overwriting-obamas-unlawful-green-schemes/

NRA’s Chris Cox: Hillary Clinton Will Never Spend a Moment Without Armed Security
Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, accused Hillary Clinton of “hypocrisy” for her stance on gun control and criticism of the NRA, telling “Fox News Sunday” that Clinton “will never spend a moment … without armed security” or “live in a high crime area.”
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/

Feinstein’s Reelection Bid Faces Opposition From the Left
‘She continues to cling to office as a voice for the status quo’
THE LEFT IS WHINING SHE’S TOO CONSERVATIVE.
THIS CRONE WILL BE 91 AT THE END OF HER NEXT TERM… DOES SHE REALLY NEED MORE MILLIONS IN BRIBES AND KICKBACKS?
At least one liberal journalist, Markos Moulitsas, founder of the progressive Daily Kos and co-founder of Vox Media, reached out directly to De León, an outspoken opponent of President Donald Trump who is pushing a sanctuary state law in California, offering to work together to beat “the most pro-Trump Blue-state Dem in the country [Feinstein].”
http://freebeacon.com/politics/feinstein-reelection-bid-faces-opposition-left/

Obama’s Chicago Presidential Library Taking Criticism for Having No Records for Scholars to View
THERE IS A REASON WHY HE HAD ALL HIS RECORDS SEALED BY COURT ORDER BEFORE HE STARTED HIS POLITICAL ACT. PEOPLE WOULD REALIZE HE WAS GIVEN A PASS SOLELY BECAUSE OF HIS RACE. HE WAS FAR TOO LAZY TO APPLY HIMSELF, THAT WAS FOR OTHER, LESS GIFTED PEOPLE TO DO.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Obama library seems more like a playland than a presidential archive. The facility will house “a children’s play garden, sledding hill, green spaces for picnics and outdoor gatherings, basketball courts and even a recording studio,” the paper reported.
But now the winning school, the University of Chicago, is wondering if all they will really get is an overgrown community center.
“This is going to be completely different,” Foundation CEO David Simas said at a recent event. “What the president and first lady said … is they simply did not want a museum that served as a mausoleum, as a way to look back.”
Indeed, James “Skip” Rutherford, the current dean of the William J. Clinton School of Public Service, insisted that the paper records aren’t really that important.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/10/obamas-chicago-presidential-library-taking-criticism-no-records-scholars-view/

REPORT: NFL Players Are Now ‘Scared’ To Take a Knee, ‘People Have to Feed They Family’
“FEED THEY FAMILY”… THAT’S A DIRECT QUOTE. I USE STREET SLANG ON OCCASION TO MOCK THE CULTURE
According to The Root, who spoke with multiple NFL players on background, teams have ordered players to stand for the anthem. Players who wish to protest do so at their own career peril. The report indicates that many players are “scared” to protest, especially if they are not starters, “People have to feed they family,” the one member of the coaching staff says.
http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/10/994297-report-nfl-players-now-scared-take-knee-people-feed-family/

University of Oregon Students Shut Down Speech by University President
“Nothing about us without us!”
University of Oregon President Michael Schill was supposed to deliver a speech last week about a $50 million dollar gift to the school. Before he could even take the stage, the event was taken over by student protesters.
The protesters claimed they weren’t part of any single cause but chanted “Nothing about us without us” implying that they demanded to be part of any decisions made by the school.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/10/u-oregon-students-shut-down-speech-by-university-president/


Tweet, Tweet! Donald Trump on North Korea: “Only One Thing Will Work”
PEOPLE WHO RULE BY BRUTE FORCE ONLY UNDERSTAND BRUTE FORCE
The ominous message is most likely an indication that President Trump believes speaking with North Korean officials is an utter waste of time for all involved.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2017/10/07/donald-trump-on-north-korea-only-one-thing-will-work-n2392137

Shorter Harvey Weinstein: ‘I’m a Liberal, Maybe Gimme a Pass?’
This is grotesquely brazen. Because it’s so transparently obvious what Harvey Weinstein is saying here: “Guys, I’m a liberal, I’m going to go after the NRA, I’m going to make a movie that’s about how terrible Trump is, I’m giving money to liberal causes, whaddaya say about maybe giving me a pass here, huh?”
I would be flabbergasted by the brazenness of it all if I hadn’t just read several thousand words about him trying to get well-known actresses to give him rubdowns in the nude or trying to get a pass from grabbing the breasts of models and writing it off as, hey, just part of my job. What a remarkable scumbag. What a disgusting ploy.
http://freebeacon.com/blog/shorter-harvey-weinstein-im-liberal-maybe-gimme-pass/

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Filed under Barack Obama, Climate, Dianne Feinstein, Donald Trump, Education, Elections, Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton, North Korea, NRA, Sports, Terry McAuliffe

Librarian mocked on Twitter, chastised by employers

To celebrate “National Read a Book Day,” First Lady Melania Trump sent a collection of 10 Dr. Seuss books to one school in each state across the nation.  Liz Phipps Soeiro, a librarian at the public school in Cambridge, MA, that received the gift wrote a huffy “thanks, but no thanks” letter that sneered at both the fact of the gift and its contents.

  • “My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science.”
  • “Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”

2015 Michelle Obama Dr Seuss

  • Soeiro was soundly and justifiably mocked on Twitter. My personal fave: “Cripes, lady. Come down off the cross. We can use the wood.”
  • Soeiro also received a slap on the wrist from her employers who said she was not authorized to reject the gift and had no business using it to push her personal political agenda.

If Michelle Obama had donated books celebrating gay parenting and a Christian librarian had responded the way Soeiro did, Prog activists would have demanded she be fired immediately and blackballed from working at any library ever again.

Sources:

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