Open Thread

I came across this article on the state of public education and I’d like to say it was shocking and a real eye-opener, but as I read it my whole attitude was “yeah, naturally”. I do strongly recommend reading it, but that we’ve got an insider’s story about how absolutely out of control and effectively worthless public education is – especially at the high school level – is about the least surprising thing you can read.

It must be kept in mind that education is the last thing public education is for. In fact, if it actually educated, it would be undercutting the primary purpose of public education, which is to provide fat sinecures for unionized employees who, in turn, back Democrat politicians who get to use their funding of public schools to show how much they care. An actually educated populace would see through the scam right away – but even to this day, I’d bet that polling would show north of 65% still believe that public education is crucial to our nation. It isn’t, and never was.

It is time to bite the bullet and start working for the abolition of public schools. I don’t at all mind giving money to poor parents to send their kids to school, but I don’t want a single, government official within 10 miles of a school. I don’t want them in charge of curriculum. Of discipline. Of class size. I don’t even want them there for health and safety inspections. Be better if there was a law making it a felony for a government official to come within 100 yards of a school. Leave government out of it. Yes, this means some kids won’t get any formal education – but all those who really want it, will. And as for a kid turning 18 with no schooling, how is that really inferior to a kid getting a high school diploma at 18 when he can’t even read? The 18 year old with no schooling might have at least picked up some life skills along the way.

Concaine Mitch (R-Increasingly MAGA America) is going to bring the Green New Deal up for a vote – so, Democrats can either make themselves politically toxic by voting in favor, or infuriate their base by voting against. I like Cocaine Mitch.

Governor Newsom (D-People’s Republic of California) is putting the high speed rail boondoggle on the back burner. Hey, at least those most juiced in got a big payday for a while.

Rep. Omar (D-West Somalia) has got herself into hot water over her anti-Semitic remarks. The MSM is furious – with us, for noticing. She’s what the Democrats get when they decided that downplaying radical Islam in a play for Muslim votes was the thing to do. Radical Islam is shot through with anti-Semitism. Anyone who subscribes in any way, shape or form to radical Islam is going to be anti-Semitic. It’s as natural as their being anti-American. Our Democrats have made Labour’s choice – there’s more votes and money in Islam than in Judaism…but, it comes with a price.

Governor Cuomo (D-Will the Last Person in NY Please Turn out the Lights) is upset over rich New Yorker’s bailing out and heading to Florida. He’s thinking that Florida is stealing New York’s people…I’d suggest that all the taxes and the lousy climate plays a role, but that would probably be a hate crime.

Open Thread

Did you guys know that our Matt now has a writing gig at Townhall? ((wipes away tear)) And we remember him when he was just this little blogger. This is his latest – pointing out the bit of absurdity of Obama not be embarrassed by his scandals. Give him a read. And, don’t forget his new book The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama comes out on April 3rd. In other writing news, the novel is past 72,000 words, now, and I’m simply not going to meet my original publish date…the story is very much growing in the telling and it’ll be around 100,000 words when done. I’m hoping to have the first draft done in about six more weeks and then it’ll probably be another six months of work before I can get it ready to read. Meanwhile, Worst President is going to be re-issued soon.

I also keep forgetting to mention that Don Surber – a man of excellent quality – has a follow-on book to his Trump the Press: Fake News Follies of 2017. I keep promising myself I’ll do a review of it, and I will, but, meanwhile, check it out yourself.

Codepink has decided to make an in-kind donation to the Trump/Pence 2020 re-election effort – they want JROTC kicked out of schools.

Getting in on the effort to help Trump get re-elected, John Oliver has decided to attack a children’s book written by Pence’s daughter. The book is about a bunny rabbit and the proceeds to go help the victims of human trafficking. Someone noted that all the Democrats ever had to do to beat Trump is not be insane, and they just can’t manage that.

We have long known that the public school system has become an indoctrination system for Progressive ideology – but, now our Progressives are really letting the mask slip. It really struck me about a week ago: why in heck do we even consider the government educating the kids a good idea? I mean, think about it: how stupid do we have to be to believe that is a good idea? I wouldn’t want it even if we completely control the government. No matter what, a government-run school is going to do what the government wants…and, more importantly, what the permanent bureaucracy wants it to do. Let’s provide aid to poor families so they can buy their own education and terminate the public education system.

Cynthia Nixon is running for Governor of New York on the theory that Cuomo isn’t liberal enough. Aside from the fun of watching Progressives eat their own, it came out that she was called an “unqualified lesbian” by a fellow Progressive. I’m trying very hard not to find out what it takes to be a qualified one.

You’ve all read The Lottery, right? Turns out, modern kids are unwilling to condemn human sacrifice these days…you know, who are we to judge, right? Yet another reason to close down the public schools.