But none of that compares to Obama's "war" on FOX News. I know there are many people who do not like FOX (although, the numbers tell a different story). But it is not the job of the mainstream media to be "friends" with the government. In addition, the President only lowers himself when he comes across as petty and divisive (Nixon, anyone?).
Simply put, Obama not only won't win a pissing contest with FOX, but he will embarrass himself (and his administration) trying.
It was nice to see that common sense finally prevailed in the case of the 6-year-old boy who was suspended from kindergarten, for bringing his favorite camping tool to school. The tool, a Swiss Army-type combination of fork, spoon, bottle opener and knife, that he uses for his Cub Scout trips, was brought to school because he wanted to use it with his lunch. According to the published account:
In addition to his suspension, the school determined that as punishment, the child would be forced to spend 45 days in a reform school.
Zachary had no idea that it was wrong to take his favorite camping tool to class. When the teacher asked for it when he got off the bus, he handed it over, unaware that he was already in serious trouble. He went to class while his principal called his mother.“She said that I needed to come to the school immediately; that Zachary had brought a dangerous weapon into school, and I needed to come and pick him up. He would be suspended for five days pending a disciplinary action committee hearing. She said that he had a knife,” Christie told Vieira.
Thankfully, the school board reviewed their zero sanity policy and realized that sending him to a reform school for what was unquestionably an accident was ridiculous and they took back the suspension and punishment.
Did I mention the child was SIX YEARS OLD? A number of school districts around the country are beginning to see the stupidity of having a set-in-stone policy, regarding zero tolerance. Waco, Texas, for example, has already removed the policy from their district and others are beginning to do the same.
The problem was not the idea of zero tolerance. It's that nothing is black and white. There are always going to be extenuating circumstances. But by creating a blanket policy, they lump the criminals in with the unaware and punish them equally.
That is always going to be a problem with blanket policies. It is also why ObamaCare is a mistake. By setting up a blanket policy for everyone, those who fall in the cracks, or those who do not really fit the exact criteria will be lumped in with those who completely don't. There is no gray area where their is bureaucracy.
If you don't believe me, tell me how I'm wrong. Better yet, show me where it's worked.
Well apparently, the group attempting to buy the St. Louis Rams has decided to do so without Rush Limbaugh. I think the whole thing is ridiculous. First of all, I have listened to Rush on many occasions and while there is no doubt he is a lightning rod, I have never found him to be a racist. As a matter of fact, I have read a number of glowing articles by prominent conservative African-Americans regarding their respect and admiration for the man.
The people portraying Rush (as well as conservatives in general) as racists are those who prefer to keep the black community in its place - poverty stricken and drug infested. Why? Because as long as they stay "down", they will continue to need the Democrats to give them their fixes.
Think I'm racist for saying that? Then that means you find Thomas Sowell, Colin Powell, Condi Rice and Michael Steele racists, as well. And don't forget Bill Cosbie.
Think about this, what would Al Sharpton do if he wasn't creating a race war? Perhaps instead of screaming about the Rush Limbaugh's of the world, he should do something about all the kids in Chicago who are murdered each year. But if you blame it on the lack of male role models in the black community, you're deemed a racist.
Face it, the experiment doesn't work. Taking away incentives to work simply creates poverty and dependence. Of course, with what Obama is doing to the unemployment numbers, we'll all be out of work soon, anyway.
One last comment on Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Whether or not he deserved it, as an American, I am proud of our President for winning it. However, under no circumstance do I feel it was deserved. In fact, I have no doubt in my mind that it was awarded not because of "Hope and Change", but as a way for the Norwegians to promote their own philosophy of the world. Don't be fooled by these awards - they are ALWAYS political.
Speaking of hope and change...