Thursday, September 27, 2007

More Doublespeak From MCPS

Jerry Weast’s lawyers have filed an opposition to the Request for Stay filed of the Plaintiffs in the Sex Ed Curriculum case. The out of town lawyers say that the court should enforce the “status quo” and therefore allow the curriculum to go forward. They say that:

“A stay is intended to maintain the status quo as it existed prior to the agency decision under review in this Court. The County Board approved implementation of the Revised Lessons before the State Board ruled, and the State Board upheld the County Board. Therefore, a stay to maintain the status quo is unnecessary.”

We checked with a lawyer who looked up the term status quo in Black’s Law Dictionary. This is what status quo means:

. . . is the last actual, peaceable, uncontested status which preceded the pending controversy. Black’s Law Dictionary page 1264

Once again MCPS redefines a term to accomplish its goals. George Orwell would be proud. By the way, do they still teach from Animal Farm? I doubt it. Students may be informed about the doublespeak Jerry Weast and his Board of Education spew out every day. For example, the word “homophobia” in the dictionary means an “irrational fear of homosexuals.” The new doublespeak definition given to students in the curriculum is “any negative thought about homosexuality” is homophobia. How do parents let them get away with this?

It’s kind of like a bank robber telling the cops that since he HAS the money, it would breach the status quo to make him return the money. Let’s hope the Circuit Court Judge does not fall for this deception. Stay tuned.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Churchill Parents Oppose Military Recruiters

I am curious about why Churchill High School parents are so against the military. Don’t they realize that without the military the first place terrorists would go to kill Americans is Potomac? Terrorists hate decadent and rich Americans. If you want to kill rich Americans, Potomac would be excellent place to start. Terrorists usually want to kill the lawyers, business leaders, etc. Potomac is chock full of these types. Gee the world trade center was full of high income folks who lived in the Potomacs of Connecticut and New Jersey. Seems if I lived in Potomac and I would be thankful for the military. Why blame the military for foreign policy mistakes? The U.S. Military is one of the few that has never staged a government takeover. Let’s be nice to them.

Less than one per cent of Churchill grads even enter the military, so why the big concern? One of the protesters said they wanted to make a point to the school system, the military and the students. He also said he did not like “recruitment” in the schools. Funny, Churchill loves gay recruitment by its Gay Student Alliance Club, but is bitter against the military. At least you can go into and out of the Military. Once you change your sex (as touted by MCPS) its very hard to change back. Isn’t this a double standard? Where is the tolerance?

The protester also said that Churchill kids will go to Brown or Cornell and virtually none into the military. Churchill kids don’t need money to go to college so the military is not necessary to accomplish their goals.

This brings me to another story last week. Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) in partnership with the University Of Connecticut Department Of Public Policy (UConnDPP) administered a test of basic historical and civic knowledge to 14,000 students at 50 top schools, including Cornell and Brown. The survey found that students “were no better off than when they arrived in terms of acquiring the knowledge necessary for informed engagement in a democratic republic and global economy.” Ivy League students were found to know less as seniors than as freshmen.

“There was no relationship between the cost of attending college and the mastery of America’s history, politics, and economy,” according to the study. Ivy League students were among the worst performers. Maybe a different protest is in order. Like one for a refund by parents of students at Cornell and Brown.

Here are three of the questions posed. See if your child can answer them. No cheating please.

1. Which battle brought an end to the American Revolution? (a) Saratoga, (b) Gettysburg, © the Alamo, (d) Yorktown, (e) New Orleans?

2. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964) was significant because it: (a) ended the war in Korea, (b) gave President Johnson the authority to expand the scope of the Vietnam War, © was an attempt to take foreign policy power away from the president, (d) allowed China to become a member of the United Nations, or (e) allowed for oil exploration in Southeast Asia.

3. Which of the following is the best measure of production or output of an economy (a) gross national product, (b) Consumer Price Index, © unemployment rate, (d) prime rate, (e) exchange rate?

These are not hard questions. Maybe we need to focus more on teaching our children information that will be useful than instilling our personal politics. I hope you think about this.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Maryland Court of Appeals Says No Gay Gene. Now What for Weast and Navarro?

Jerry Weast and Nancy Navarro must be sick about the landmark decision of the Maryland Court of Appeals. As reportedhere on June 14th, Weast, Navarro and the rest of the Board, except Steve Abrams voted to sneak into the unconstitutional sex ed curriculum a statement that homosexual conduct is “innate.” At the hearing, parents pointed out that there is no credible scientific evidence for the existence of a “gay gene.” Weast and the Board refused to listen to the parents and boldly proclaimed that the gay gene exists and homosexual conduct is most assuredly “innate.”

Unfortunately, the Maryland Court of Appeals has determined quite the opposite. The Court stated repeatedly that homosexual conduct is not immutable (the term lawyers use for innate, for example, skin color is immutable, sex was thought to be immutable, but the Board also tells kids to change their sex so the Court of Appeals would disagree with the Board on that as well). The Court quoted legal decisions from all over the country, even California, which have ruled likewise. The Court also quoted laws from every state in the union except Massachusetts to support its finding that no gay gene exists.

The Court went further and said that homosexuals are not a powerless minority but rather, wieldsubstantial power. Hey, they need only drive over to Hungerford Drive and see how 1% of thepopulation can control and entire school board, thereby trampling on the voters wishes.

The Court made the astute observation that marriage between one man and one woman goes all theway back to Genesis and has been government supported because it foster PROCREATION. The gay plaintiffs argued that marriage is not about children but about “loving someone.” To which the Court says, what about loving your sister, shall we allow sibling marriage?

The tired gay argument that 50% of heterosexual marriages end in divorce went no where. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Easy no fault divorce laws, a culture that worships “Desperate Housewives” and school system that produces men who are either momma’s boys or predators lead to high divorce rates. All of the phony gay arguments are disposed of by the Court in its well reasoned opinion. Furthermore, gays can get married in all states right now. All they need to do, is go over to the Episcopal Church and get married, take a honeymoon, buy a house together with right of survivorship, sign a nuptial agreement, etc. What they want is a government stamp of approval. But, the government only gets involved when children are involved, which as a rule and by nature only a man and a woman can produce. No one is stopping gays from “getting married.”

Weast and the Board have a chance right now to remove the “innate” teaching before another court rules against them. Don’t forget, the sex ed curriculum does not discuss families (although the curriculum is called Family Life) spends much time pushing the gay agenda and directs students to chop off body parts and change their gender. (A whole separate topic coming soon) Oh, if you have ANY negative feeling about homosexual conduct, you are labeled a “homophobe” according to the sex ed curriculum. Stay tuned, we expect the Rockville Circuit Court to send the curriculum back to the trash heap where it belongs. How much will this cost you and me?

Friday, September 07, 2007

The lesbians are coming? The lesbians are coming!

Young man on left is led around by woman with chain at recent gay event.

Hayley Gorenberg of Lambda Legal a lesbian legal firm hired one of the largest law firms in the world, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP to fight on behalf Jerry Dean Weast, Nancy Navarro, Shirley Brandman and the rest of the Board of Education in connection with the lawsuit
filed by Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum,, Family Leader Network and Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX). Ryan P. Phair, Daniel H. Squire, Jonathan J. Frankel, Kenny A. Wright, Daniel J. Matheson, Brian M. Simmonds are the attorneys from Wilmer Cutler who will fight against the parents and ex-gays suing Weast and the Board.

When confronted with this development, a CRC representative stated that its not unusual for large world wide law firms to take both side of social issues, especially when the case is likely to end up at the Supreme Court. Usually two large law firms square off, so that its evenly matched. Judges prefer an even playing field. However, when CRC and PFOX have approached large law firms they have been quietly told that no large law firm will take on the gay agenda. The large firms are terrified of the bullying tactics of gays at Ivy League law schools when they attempt to recruit new attorneys.

Like the Nazis of 1930s Germany a small but vocal group of gays intimidate large law firms with bully tactics. Ex-gays describe the gay movement as a cult, that recruits, and then punishes anyone who tries to escape or resist them.

John Garza, the Rockville attorney for CRC, Family Leader Network and PFOX stated that he “knows who wins in the end,” that bully tactics, hate, intolerance of religious people, and spreading lies will keep the large law firm from future success. “Like Hitler and his thugs, the gay agenda will have its day and then, good will triumph over evil” Garza said.

At a recent gay protest, lesbians were heard chanting “We may not go down in history, but we will go down on your sister.” We think Misters Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr are turning in their grave. What power the lesbians have in MoCo.

Stay turned, its not getting pretty.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Teen USA Quiz - A Sad Commentary on Government Schools

Teen USA Quiz - A Sad Commentary on Government Schools

Lauren Caitlin Upton of Lexington, S.C. shown in this undated modeling photo.
The 18-year-old has become a national sensation after her gramatically challenged response to a question at the Miss Teen USA pageant in Pasadena, Calif., Aug. 24, 2007 (photo courtesy Locke Management) Lauren Caitlin Upton the Teen USA contestant who botched the quiz question about the inability of government school educated students to find the U.S.A. on a map is herself a product of government schools. She graduated with honors and a 3.5 GPA finishing near the top of her class. How is it that she could so utterly not understand a simple question about geography? It’s not due to a lack of maps or problems in South Africa or Iraq as mentioned by Ms. Upton.

No, it’s a crisis in the government schools. Don’t think that geography is being taught in Montgomery County Schools, its not. Not the way we baby boomers learned geography. Why? Because you can test geography, and Jerry Dean Weast and the current Board of Education hate tests. Especially tests that score knowledge. They prefer to show children “how to learn.” But under this paradigm, children don’t actually learn anything. SAT testing has been dumbed down and our students still fall behind the rest of the world. Each year our students attend government schools they fall farther behind their counterparts in the rest of the world on knowledge tests..

Until competition is injected into the system our tax money will continue to be wasted by Jerry Dean Weast, Nancy Navarro and the rest of the school board. Giving the school board more money is the same as throwing money out the window. It will do no good. Only a voucher system such as in Europe with true competition will cause a change in our education system.For example, Catholic schools in MoCo cost less than half the government school cost but do as good if not better job. With vouchers, parents who want their kids indoctrinated in the latest social fads can send their kids to the Shirley Brandman school of sex and recycling, while other parents can send their kids to schools that teach math, history and geography. Some schools will thrive and others will fold. It’s the American way. There will be no need for lawsuits as children and parents will have choice. Wake up friends, its only going to get worse, it’s your money and more importantly, it’s our future.