France Seeks to Ban Homework. No Seriously.

October 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm (France, Francois Hollande, Homework, Political Correctness, Progressive, School, Socialism)

Remember last month when a school in Rhode Island had banned their Father-Daughter dances because they were not considered an all-inclusive event?

We had a similar incident here at the local elementary school, in which the father/daughter, mother/son events were canceled.  Why?  Because not every child has a father or mother available in their home.  It was deemed unfair.

Now, French President François Hollande is taking the equal opportunity nonsense to a whole new level, seeking to ban after school homework.  Why?  Because not every child has parents that can help them with their assignments.

Via the Washington Post:

How do you think this would go over in the United States? French President François Hollande has said he will end homework as part of a series of reforms to overhaul the country’s education system.

And the reason he wants to ban homework?

He doesn’t think it is fair that some kids get help from their parents at home while children who come from disadvantaged families don’t. It’s an issue that goes well beyond France, and has been part of the reason that some Americans oppose homework too.

We get it, not every child comes from the same home environment.  But why do those that come from a loving, nurturing family with one mother and one father, who try to instill a good work ethic in their children, have to consistently be punished for that?

Politically correct progressives at their worst…

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Small Business Owners Fight Back With "I Built This" Video

July 22, 2012 at 9:00 am (2012 Election, Big Government, Bristol Palin, Business, Economy, Jobs, President Obama, Small Business, Socialism, Somebody Else Made That Happen, You Didn't Build That)

President Obama recently let us all peak into his economic world view recently when he proclaimed that, “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that”.

He added, “Somebody else made that happen”.

The somebody was big government, for without government in your lives, nothing is possible.

Now, small business owners are having their say.

Bristol Palin made a request for small business owners to share their business photos in an attempt to explain to our President “how our economy works”.

From Bristol’s Blog on Patheos:

Small business owners all over America took offense at this incorrect view that government (instead of elbow grease, intelligence, and good-old-fashioned risk taking) is the bedrock of our economy.

Since the President doesn’t understand how our economy works, let’s take a moment to explain how small businesses are created…  More importantly, let’s show him the businesses we’ve made and who has made them. 

Gateway Pundit writes: 

President Obama’s attack on small business owners revealed a petulant and resentful socialist, who values the collective over the individual and sees the productive class as vampires feeding on the weak and the downtrodden. As Michael Walsh said, “It was a ‘Kinsley gaffe’ for Barack Obama when he inadvertently blurted out the truth.”

Now small business owners across America are standing up, speaking out and fighting back.

Here is their response to Barack Obama…

“I Built This” – the video.

The video is very well done.  Watch for yourself…

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Capitalism V. Communism – A Pictorial Guide Even Democrats Can Understand

March 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm (Capitalism, Communism, East Germany, Economy, Germany, Marxism, Socialism, Spiegel, West Germany)

There’s an economic story in this Spiegel pictorial that practically slaps the reader in the face, but doesn’t even draw a response from the article’s author.

During a trip to East Germany in 1990, photographer Stefan Koppelkamm discovered buildings that had survived both the war and the construction mania of the East German authorities. Ten years later, he returned to photograph the buildings again. The comparison threw up some unexpected contrasts.

All-American Blogger explains the unexpected contrast:

The economy of West Germany, which in 1988 had $323 billion in exports to East Germany’s $30.7 billion, took over after Marxism’s collapse.
In ten years, the properties were completely renovated. Speigel sings a sad song of progress, completely missing the economic lesson.

The Spiegel article explains the communist plan:

For the communist regime, the goal had always been clear. The social problem of housing would be resolved by 1990. That’s what Erich Honecker declared in June 1971 at the eighth party congress of the Socialist Unity Party (SED), the ruling political party, shortly after he took over the post of general secretary from his predecessor Walter Ulbricht. The new leader wanted to distinguish himself and minimize frustration among the East German population through a social policy centered around an ambitious housing program.

Government plans foresaw the modernization of old buildings which were still intact as well as the construction of monstrous high-rise settlements on the outskirts of cities. But in Görlitz, a town in the easternmost corner of the GDR, the buildings of the historic old town were almost all completely evacuated by the late 1980s — most of them were uninhabitable. The East German government had planned to demolish the buildings and redevelop the area, but it never came to that. The GDR didn’t solve its housing problem by 1990. Instead, the state itself disintegrated.

That communist plan in East Germany, 40+ years in the making, led to this:

And this:

Just 10 years after the West German economy had taken over, capitalism brought about these changes in the same areas:

And this:

There was indeed, as the article suggests, a massive face lift for Eastern Germany – it was the introduction of a capitalistic society, and the fall of communism.

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