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We Don’t Need No (Leftist) Education

By idaflo | October 13th, 2010 | No Comments » 

By Robin of Berkeley at American Thinker

hippie playing guitar

We don’t need no education

We don’t need no thought control

We don’t need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teachers leave those kids alone. . .

All in all, you’re just a

Nother brick in the wall

– Pink Floyd, “We Don’t Need No Education”

David Horowitz is one of those rare people who change lives. I know, because he changed mine…(continue reading here)

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Fact-challenged. History-challenged. Tolerance-challenged.

By idaflo | August 3rd, 2010 | No Comments » 

Sometimes the smart ones behave stupidly when given the opportunity to practice what they preach, as revealed here at the BLOG –  IGNATIUS Insight Scoop

St. Ignatius of LoyolaCheck, check, and check. That’s right, this must be a post about the upside-down world of ivory towers and the inside-out people that reside therein. From the Inside Higher Ed website, an anecdote from Timothy Larsen.

I had lunch this summer with a prospective graduate student at the evangelical college where I teach. I will call him John because that happens to be his name. John has done well academically at a public university. Nevertheless, as often happens, he said that he was looking forward to coming to a Christian university, and then launched into a story of religious discrimination….(continue reading HERE)

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Somethin’ just ain’t right…ever

By idaflo | June 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

James Cagney in military hatSomething’s Amiss In the Hallowed Halls of Academe

Posted by Frank Ross Jun 7th 201 at BIGJOURNALISM.COM

Have you ever questioned the credibility of a study you may have seen on the news, only to dismiss it as an unimportant detail?  Or perhaps you’ve seen statistics cited in an article that just seemed to be way off the mark, and you just shrugged it off as political bias on the source’s part?….(continue reading HERE)

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…what HE said. What he’s GOT, we need.

By idaflo | June 5th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Chris Christie talkingFrom REDSTATE

I’m at a total loss for words. Total. UPDATE! It gets even BETTER!

Watch this performance and you will be too. Posted by mbecker908 – Wednesday, June 2nd

Go to link for first video I posted in an earlier post; here is the update and second one mentioned also at REDSTATE.com

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Concerning God and Parents…quote from J. Budziszewski

By idaflo | May 20th, 2010 | 3 Comments » 

We have a friend who deliberately declined to give his children any religious instruction in their upbringing.  This quote from Budziszewski drives home some vital points that are useful should such a discussion come up.

And even when it doesn’t.

Baby in window play pen

“A good many parents decline to give their children any religious instruction, saying that they think it is better to ‘let them make up their own minds,’

But declining to teach is itself a way of teaching, a very effective one, and it teaches children a very definite creed with eight articles:

(1) It is not important for children to know anything  about God.

(2) The questions which children naturally ask about Him require no answers.

(3) Parents know nothing about Him worth passing on. Read More »

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For Mothers’ Day – An issue that concerns all of us

By idaflo | May 9th, 2010 | No Comments » 

A call to pay attention, a call to act.  Flawed content produces misinformed voters. The kids are too important to be poorly taught and  the future of freedom is at stake.

December 12, 2009

Get Global Warming Out of Our Schools

By Jane Jamison

Because of  the recent revelations of “Climategate” (see source materials below) and my experience raising two children in private and public schools  in California, I believe we need to start a nationwide campaign to get “global warming” immediately removed from the curriculum of our schools…..
The leaked e-mails and subsequent evaluation of their contents, which inspired the term “Climategate,” sound the alarm that we have been fooled for thirty years. There is good cause to believe that the “global warming” data was contorted to achieve a desired result, that true facts were suppressed or destroyed, and that truth-tellers were censored by climate gurus on a mission.(article continues here)

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