Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

And they’re gonna love polio when that returns, too

Children iron lung

Children’s ward, 1952

School that urged parents to be “tolerant and understanding” of other parents’ refusal to have their children vaccinated hit with massive chickenpox epidemic

At least 80 pupils came down with the infectious disease in the space of a fortnight at Brunswick North West Primary School, after it was reportedly contracted by a single student in Year 6.

School records from earlier this year showed 73.2 per cent of the pupils were immunised against the disease – compared with 92.1 per cent nationally and 92 per cent in the immediate area.

The 80 pupils make up roughly a quarter of those attending the Melbourne school.

Brunswick North West wrote in its December newsletter: “Staff respect the rights of every family to make choices about immunisation and we will definitely not exclude children who are not fully immunised from our service.

“We expect all community members to act respectfully and with tolerance when interacting with other parents and carers who may have a differing opinion to their own.

I’d ask “how’s that working out for you?”, but I guess we know.


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Take your child to work day


We talking ounces or grams?

Pot dealer had his child in the car when arrested by the GPD. You’d think he’d be given an award from NOW, or something.


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Yeah well, I’m in no danger here

TrumpKurt Schlichter:  Donald Trump is going to break your heart

As a young man, I learned that sometimes that hot chick you’re dating is also completely crazy and, as much fun as it is to go out with her, it’s going to end badly. That’s Donald Trump, the super hottie of the “I Hate the GOP Establishment with a Burning Passion That Has Rendered Me Insusceptible to Reason” crew. He’s sexy, he likes to party, and he certainly puts out – in the sense that he fulfills your fantasies about giving it to the RINOs good and hard.

That intensely troubling metaphor aside, the point is still valid. Donald Trump is not a keeper, not the one you want to marry. He’s never going to make you happy. For now, he’s going to say what makes you happy, and for now he’s going to make a lot of the right people go nuts, but if you get hitched he’ll cheat on you with the liberals. At the end of the day, you’ll walk out of the courtroom wearing a barrel while Trump and the pool boy jet off to Tahiti on your dime.


Donald Trump is out for one thing, Donald Trump’s personal aggrandizement. He cares nothing about you. He cares nothing about your aspirations and dreams. Don’t misunderstand him when he pays attention to you. He’s just trying to get what he wants from you, an earthshattering ego stroke.

Trump believes in nothing, which is why he will say anything. That’s why he’s all over the map, varying his positions not only year-to-year, month-to-month, week-to-week, but even hour-to-hour. First he wants to send all Mexicans home, then maybe not all Mexicans, then yes, all Mexicans, then no, not the great ones. The same with Muslims. One minute it’s every Muslim gets excluded, then the next minute no, we’re going to let some of them back. Who knows what will be tomorrow. I do – whatever gets him the most attention.

When he dumps you, when he goes back to the New York liberal roots that are at the core of his being and starts talking about how he’s decided to switch back to his old positions, that it’s reasonable to take your guns, to liberalize immigration, and to keep Obamacare, you’re going to feel like fools. You’re going to be humiliated. And the GOP establishment, which is terrible, is going to be looking at you saying, “I told you so.”



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And speaking of enemies of the people, when will black folks recognize THEIR worst enemy?

National Review posts an informative chart showing the last dates selected cities have enjoyed Republican leadership:



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Enemy of the people


Ooops! Caught me

ABC News: Secret US policy bars agents from viewing social media posts of visa applicants.

Fearing a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations” for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said.

“They felt looking at public postings of applicants was an invasion of their privacy”, [a former official] told ABC News. “The arguments being made were, and still are, in bad faith.”

Bad faith is defined as an:

Intent to deceive. A person who intentionally tries to deceive or mislead another in order to gain some advantage.

Why would Obama order his people to deceive Homeland Security personnel, and who was he trying to advantage?



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Who has he helped, and why?

Obama has proudly taken credit for saving the world from global warming, but what, actually has he committed us to?

He says: In my first inaugural address, I committed this country to the tireless task of combating climate change and protecting this planet for future generations.

Two weeks ago, in Paris, I said before the world that we needed a strong global agreement to accomplish this goal — an enduring agreement that reduces global carbon pollution and sets the world on a course to a low-carbon future.

A few hours ago, we succeeded. We came together around the strong agreement the world needed. We met the moment.

Today, thanks to strong, principled, American leadership, that’s the world that we’ll leave to our children — a world that is safer and more secure, more prosperous, and more free. And that is our most important mission in our short time here on this Earth.

How exactly curtailing energy use will make the world safer and more prosperous remains unclear; trebling the cost of heating and lighting their homes and driving their cars would seem a counter-intuitive way to help the poor, although burdening those unfortunate people has always been a hallmark of Democratic policy.

What is clearer, though; in fact, perfectly clear, is how this treaty will help Obama and his crowd grab still more power for the central government – when you can pick and choose between winners and losers in a trillion dollar playing field, you win, and when you can impose your vision of what cars people should drive, if at all, where they should live, and how their income should be allocated, you win again, and when your rich friends in business can be helped to get even richer, all is bliss.

Why Obama wants to strip wealth from the taxpaying middle class and ship it to the most corrupt regimes in Africa whose leaders will, in turn, bank it in Switzerland is probably obvious to more political savvy people than I, but it probably has something to do with Barry’s disdain and hatred of our middle class.

Will we be seeing an objective assessment of this deal in our national media? Well, here’s a video of “reporters” in Paris reacting to news of the accord. Apparently we have brainwashed high schoolers covering world events these days.That’s encouraging.



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Couple of sales reported

34 Beechcroft

34 Beechcroft

34 Beechcraft Road (September contract) closed at $1.9 million, after starting at $2.350. Nice, older home, but almost certainly destined to be replaced. 1.8 acres in 2-acre zone, with brook bisecting the lot, but room for a new house, if that’s what the buyer wants to do.

And although it’s a commercial sale, not residential, I thought readers might be interested to see that the old brick building that was once part of the New Haven Railroad’s hydro-power plant at 209 River Road, in Cos Cob, sold for $1.2 million (started at $2.2 ).

209 river road

209 River Road


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