Archive for November 2005

Polling Day

I went and voted. According to the last census (IIRC) my precinct is 45% black, 50% Hispanic, and 5% white. I was number 29 on the roll. There were two white women, a Hispanic woman and a black woman working at the poll. There were three other voters there — two older white women and a white man. I’m a young white man. I cast vote #26 on the machine.

There is some sort of social commentary here, but I’m not sure what it is.

State Prop 2

By the way, my endorsement of Prop 2 is entirely independant of the KKK support of it. I hate being on the same side as the KKK on anything. Damned homosexuals, making me side with the KKK.

Ballot Time

It’s time for Dallas Polling. I’ve got my votes details below. I’ll be taking my cheat sheet with me to fly through it all tomorrow. If you are interested, it is in the extended entry.
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Hurrican Pierre

It’s seven days since Hurricane Pierre hit Paris, and the looting is only getting worse. Now, the looters have torched a police station in search of food and water, and 177 more cars were flooded with gasoline and then spontaneously combusted.

Oh, wait, a hurricane didn’t hit Paris? You mean, the Parisians are doing this all on their own? No act of God? No loss of power and water and sewage? Just pointless savagery?

C’mon. I thought the French were supposed to be experts about dealing with Those People. I thought the French had all this experience dealing with violent dissidents. You mean all the French appeasement didn’t work in assimilating violent fundamentalist Islamic savages? You mean herding all your immigrants into ghettos and letting them all live on welfare for 20 years doesn’t make them calm, productive members of society?

I just wish Paris didn’t have to burn down for them to realize all this.

State Indoctrination Centers

Must… control… fist of death…

The Ninth Circuit, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that parents have no rights in regard to what their children are taught in a public school. This decision is in regards to parents who objected to having their first graders subjected to questions about their sexual feelings and activities so the school counselor could study them for her master’s thesis.

But let me assure you, this decision is not limited to sex ed. Oh, if only this were the case. Look at what the court really found:

We conclude only that the parents are possessed of no constitutional right to prevent the
public schools from providing information on that subject to
their students in any forum or manner they select.

Catch that? The government can, without limitation, tell your children whatever they want in a public school and there is nothing you can do about it. Your only option is to send them or not send them. Of course, we also have compulsory education, so you have to either pay for private school, or pay to homeschool, which has considerable expenses of its own. And even at that, in the People’s Republic of Kalifornia, even homeschooling is highly regulated and overtly discouraged.

So why? Seriously, why would the school care, as long as the kids are getting educated? Because education has nothing to do with it. This is all about indoctrination. Don’t take my word for it — listen to the Ninth Circuit:

For example, the state “as parens
patriae
” may restrict parents’ interest in the custody, care, and
nurture of their children “by requiring school attendance, regulating
or prohibiting the child’s labor and in many other
ways.”… (“No question is raised concerning the power of the
state reasonably to regulate all schools, to inspect, supervise
and examine them, their teachers and pupils; to require that all
children of proper age attend some school, that teachers shall
be of good moral character and patriotic disposition, that certain
studies plainly essential to good citizenship must be
taught, and that nothing be taught which is manifestly inimical
to the public welfare.
“); Hooks v. Clark County Sch. Dist.,
228 F.3d 1036, 1042 (9th Cir. 2000)

[My bolding; italics in original] Get that? The court is affirming what was said in Hook; it isn’t just the school’s job to teach your children. They also want to make them “patriotic.” They have the right to prevent anyone, including you, if you homeshool, from teaching anything “manifestly inimical to the public welfare.” Think about what that means.

Patriotism, in this case, is defined by the state. If you believe that the state is tyrannical, and support its overthrow, you might be considered a patriot by a lot of people — but not by the state you wish to overthrow. If you decided to teach your children what they would need to know to overthrow that state, like basic marksmanship, the state reserves the right to prevent it as being inimical to the public (really, the state’s) welfare.

The Ninth Circuit has admitted that the purpose of public schooling, and indeed compulsory education in general, is to make sure that children think the way the state wants them to think. That is why I support the separation of school and state. This is dangerous people, and we need to nip it now, while we still can.

Gotta Love Metadata

Captain’s Quarters is all over another one. It seems that the DNC is trying a racist smear against Alito. Because, you know, all those WOPs are mobbed up. Of course, they tried to do it anonymously.

They failed at it, because political wogs generally aren’t computer experts literate. It has been tracked back to a copy of MS Word owned by the DNC and written and reviewed by Chris Prendergast and Devorah Adler, both DNC employees. Click the link and read the tales of woe.