From 90% to 71%. Presumably the least qualified didn’t show up this year and their low scores didn’t drag down those of others. And sleeping late on a Saturday morning makes sense: why plan on college at a zillion dollars a year when you aren’t suited for it and there are no jobs waiting for you if you graduate? Which brings up, again, my gripe about the high school disbanding its non-college curriculum – there are excellent jobs available for kids who aren’t academically inclined yet we do nothing to prepare them for that avenue. Bring back auto shop.
From the folks who brought you airport “security”, confiscating your toothpaste while ignoring fanatical rants on the Internet calling for jihad by a gay who proceeded to shoot 42 people, comes this comforting tale of how our Homeland Security chief is spending her time.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – U.S. Homeland Security officials are working with groups around United States to head off any possible anti-Muslim backlash following the shootings at Fort Hood inTexas, the agency’s chief said Sunday.
The comments by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano also appeared part of efforts to reassure the Arab world that U.S. authorities were taking measures to quell anti-Islam sentiments after last week’s rampage by an American-born Muslim serving as U.S. Army psychiatrist.
“This was a terrible tragedy for all involved,” Napolitano told reporters in the United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi. “Obviously, we object to—and do not believe—that anti-Muslim sentiment should emanate from this.”
Napolitano said her agency is working with state and local groups to try to deflect any anti-Muslim anger after the Thursday attacks by Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim who reportedly expressed growing dismay over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The shootings left 13 people dead and 29 wounded.
“This was an individual who does not, obviously, represent the Muslim faith,” she said after meeting with a group of women university students.
Excuse me, Janet, but “does not represent the Muslim faith“? Of course he does, you dolt. The angry major is an adherent of wahhabism which does not merely condone but actively encourages acts like his. He may not represent all Muslims, but to maintain he’s some non-mainstream nut job is delusional.
The establishment is doing everything it can to pretend that this horror is not what it is. The NY Times says that the Doctor, who never saw combat, suffers from combat fatigue. The Washington Post says that, though never deployed overseas, the doctor snapped because others at Fort Hood were deployed. And now Homeland Security denies he’s a muslim.
Wahhabism is taught throughout the schools of Saudi Arabia: it’s the official curriculum. It’s taught throughout the world to millions of little Muslim boys and even right here in our country, and its indoctrinating them to hate the infidel and kill him when they have the chance. Why our officials and members of the press won’t admit and address this is curious but for now, all I know is that we have met the enemy and he is not us. He’s them.
Voters rejected a homophobic candidate and elected a gay one. I can’t say either matters, although one is a personal belief that gives me the creeps, the latter is just who the person is, but I’m glad for our town that the choice went the way it did. Besides, Drew is a great guy and if I can just wean him from Frankie Fudrucker’s influence and lead him to see the error of his political views, he’ll be a terrific public official. Just so long as he doesn’t over-compensate and become a Republican.
So, with another 15% now on track to be forcibly seized from taxpayers, I thought it would be interesting to see what a rich family earning $100,000 will have left at the end of each year. Uh oh, looks like our government! They’re running a deficit!
Soc. Sec. 15%
Ct. Income tax: 6%
Fed. Tax: 20%
Total taxes 56%
Housing: 36% ($3,000 monthly rental)
Food, clothing : 15%
Fed. suicide guidance: Free