Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 30, 2014

Louis CK Torches Common Core, Says It Made His Kids Cry

Comedian Louis CK writes, directs and stars in his signature FX series Louie. Today, he became a one-person wrecking crew against Common Core State Standards Initiative. Given his reach and influence, it could be a body blow against the movement.

In short, he said Common Core made his kids cry.

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Spike Lee works for the NBA, sat front row at Sterling ban, and is INCREDIBLY racist…Will he be banned?

And he says this of interracial couples: “I give interracial couples a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they see me on the street.”

Spike Lee is employed by the NBA and has said some really racist stuff in his day. I won’t hold my breath for him to be banned.

From Truth Revolt:

Lee now works for SiriusXM NBA Radio – an outlet run by the NBA. Lee’s racial history is pockmarked with ugly racial comments. In February, Lee complained about the gentrification of Harlem in racial terms, telling an audience questioner who praised changes to the neighborhood, “Let me just kill you right now.” He continued, “Have you seen Fort Greene Park in the morning? It’s like the mother*****’ Westminster Dog Show….When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street, that must tell you something.”

After the Trayvon Martin shooting, Lee posted the address of George Zimmerman’s parents on Twitter. After visiting South Africa in the early 1990s, he stated, “I seriously wanted to pick up a gun and shoot whites. The only way to resolve matters is by bloodshed.”

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Michelle Malkin fed up with “Fed-Ed”, BLASTS “John Dewey/Saul Alinsky-marinated progressives” pushing Common Core

“Fed-Ed. I’m fed up with Fed-Ed. And I’m fed up with people swallowing the lies of Common Core propagandists who say that it was state-led. And yet it’s Arnie Duncan and Bill Gates who are the only ones blabbering about it all the time on the air-waves.”

A great clip of Michelle Malkin fighting against Common Core, brought to us by Shark-Tank. I’ve transcribed a good portion of it below:

And you know as well as I do that before it was Common Core, it was No Child Left Behind. And before it was No Child Left Behind, it was Outcome-Based Education. And before it was OBE, it was Goals 2000 and Schools-to-Work.

And who are the people behind these efforts to usurp local control and sovereignty, to trample parental rights, to invade student privacy, and to undermine basic constitutional principles? Chamber of Commerce types, Republican Party types, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, the Establishment — they’re just a facade for the people who are really pulling the strings behind the scenes: the John Dewey/Saul Alinsky-marinated progressives who’ve been trying to undermine local control of education for as long as they’ve been alive and for as long as I can remember.

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This patriotic speech by departing late-night host Craig Ferguson may bring you to your feet (Video)

He went on: “America is not only the greatest country on earth, but also the finest expression of hope for the human race. It is nothing less than that. Sooner or later, sooner or later, America always does the right thing.”

Craig Ferguson, host of CBS’ “Late Late Show,” announced Monday night he would be leaving at the end of the year, following news he would not be given the “Late Show” spot by departing host David Letterman. If you didn’t watch the show — or even if you did — you might not know that Ferguson, originally from Scotland, became a U.S. citizen in 2008. And his public statements about America and its exceptionalism are powerful — especially one speech in particular.

In a whirlwind January 2008 weekend, Ferguson became a U.S. citizen, got his pilot’s license and watched the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Six months later, he found himself in Boston at Faneuil Hall giving a Fourth of July speech. It remains one of my favorite speeches about America.

“There is a new and bigger freedom in America,” Ferguson said. “We believe all people are born equal, so the past, whatever that may be, does not have a stranglehold on the future.”

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BLS: In 20% of American Families, No One Works

Members of the 16,127,000 families in which no one held jobs could have been either unemployed or not in the labor force.

In 20 percent of American families in 2013, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not one member of the family worked.

A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000—or 20 percent–no one had a job.

The BLS designates a person as “employed” if “during the survey reference week” they “(a) did any work at all as paid employees; (b) worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm; (c) or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family.”

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April 29, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

Stars: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O’Brien. Gangster hires down-and-out press agent to make his blonde bimbo girlfriend a singing star.


Quick Pix: Gloria Henry w/Video

Gloria Henry (born Gloria McEniry; April 2, 1923) is an American actress, best known for her role as “Alice Mitchell”, Dennis’s mother, from 1959 to 1963 on the CBS family sitcom, Dennis the Menace.


Louis Armstrong and Johnny Cash – Blue Yodel No. 9

“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.” William Shakespeare


Complete Classic Movie: The Petrified Forest (1936)

Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis. A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.


Is America Still a Serious Country? by Pat Buchanan

Nevertheless, when nonsense like stupid racial remarks by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and Clippers boss Donald Sterling can consume the nation’s conversation for a full week, it does raise a far more disturbing question:

Well, it looks like Donald Sterling will not be getting that NAACP lifetime achievement award he was set to receive at the civil rights organization’s 100th anniversary celebration in Los Angeles in May.

Allegedly, Sterling’s 30-something girlfriend, a model who goes by the name of V. Stiviano, whom Sterling’s wife of 50 years is suing, taped these remarks of the 80-year-old owner of the L.A. Clippers:

“You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it … and not to bring them to my games.

” … Don’t put him [Magic Johnson] on an Instagram for the world to have to see … and don’t bring him to my games.”

This rant of the octogenarian owner swept the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II right off of page one of the New York Times, whose headline blared:

“Amid Uproar, Clippers Silently Display Solidarity.”

The Times story told of how Clippers’ players turned their warm-up sweatshirts inside out and donned black socks and black wristbands in protest of Sterling’s remarks.

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