Thursday, March 31, 2011

GOP Budget Would Kill 70,000 Children

And yes, he is a Democrat.
USAID Chief: GOP Budget Would Kill 70,000 Children
What the heck?  Is Obama importing these clowns from the UN?  I want to his birth certificate Green Card.  [Full Felony Here]

5 of ever'thing

5 Fridays
For the first time in 823 years, the month of July in 2011 will be the first month to have 5 fridays, 5 saturdays, and 5 sundays. - It's supposed to be very good luck for money. Anonymoose

New State Dept. Protocol?

Pretend you're Obama

A Statutory Racist

The Ugly Face of Racism in America

I feel so ashamed

A Ladybug

Mid-Day Catharsis

Shhh - Obama gets transparency in gummint award LOL

Nobel Peace Prize Part Deux
Obama accepts award for openness
(behind closed doors)
Is anything meaningfull anymore with these ratbastards?
  “This president has demonstrated a commitment to transparency and openness that is greater than any administration has shown in the past, and he’s been committed to that since he ran for President and he’s taken a significant number of measures to demonstrate that,” Carney said in a testy exchange with Fox News reporter Wendell Goler on March 16.
Obama's Transparency in Government Award

." The meeting was for Obama to accept a transparency award. Later that day, the Oversight Committee released its report on FOIA violations at the Department of Homeland Security, which range from intentional deception to cluelessness, and--in the case of one DHS attorney, who attempted to walk out of a House hearing with evidence gathered by the Oversight committee in his bag--outright theft. (Daily Caller synopsis) 


Hi Everybody!

8th-grade exams

Getting out of the 8th-Grade - in 1910

8th-grade test

This is a follow-up of yesterday's TAKS entry.  Graduating grade school in 1910 was a major big deal.  Before reaching that point many kids were put to work on the farm, or in factories.  For those who did graduate,  high school was no sure thing, and college was pretty much out of the question for all but the swells. Still, those kids comprised a labor force that went on to make the United States the most technologically advanced nation in the world.  I'm speculating, but as this 1910  Olympia WA graduation exam indicates, those kids received an education not far removed from what some of today's college graduates receive.  Here's an example:


1-5. One selection in prose and one in poetry from eighth grade reading book. (50 credits) (not included)

   6. Name five American poets, and give a quotation from each.

   7. Who wrote the following?
      The Village Blacksmith.
      Rip Van Winkle.
      The First Snowfall.
      The Great Stone Face.
      The Raven.

   8. Quote two stanzas of "America."

   9. Quote a stanza from one of the poems mentioned in question 7.    
(There once was a man from Nantucket ... FAIL)

  10. Give in your own words the meaning of the following:
      "To him who, in the love of Nature, holds
      Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
      A various language: for his gayer hours
      She has a voice of gladness, and a smile
      Into his darker musings with a mild
      And healing sympathy, that steals away
      Their sharpness ere he is aware."

Try is yourself (HERE)  or print it out (.PDF
PS - raise your hand if you think you could use a slide rule today.  Use it or lose it, and I cannot.