Dad slams government school lesson that teaches 2nd graders “government gives us rights”

November 22, 2014 Leave a comment

According to a citizenship lesson for 8-year-olds, rights are given to Americans by their government. Parent Andrew Washburn posted a picture on Facebook of a handout titled “Being a Good Citizen” by Phyllis Naegeli.

“So Emma brought home a very interesting handout from school the other day. So informative! I didn’t know that our rights come from the government! Thank you, government!” he sarcastically wrote.

“And thank you, (Butler County school district), for teaching my eight year old daughter all about her rights!” he added.

Washburn tells EAGnews his daughter attends a Butler County, Ohio district.

Among other things, the worksheet claims:
* Rights are special privileges the government gives you.
* Because the government gives us rights, we have the duty to be good citizens.
* Someday you will be given the right to vote.

EAG News

Categories: Government Schools, RTHS

FSU shooter from Dayton area

November 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Happy Veterans Day

November 11, 2014 Leave a comment

What Is A Veteran? (Attributed to Father Denis Edward O’Brian, USMC)
Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them, a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg – or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul’s ally forged in the refinery of adversity.

Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem. You can’t tell a vet just by looking. What is a vet?

A vet is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn’t run out of fuel.

A vet is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th Parallel.

A vet is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.

A vet is the POW who went away one person and came back another – or didn’t come back at all.

A vet is the drill instructor who has never seen combat – but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account punks and gang members into marines, airmen, sailors, soldiers and coast guardsmen, and teaching them to watch each other’s backs.

A vet is the parade-riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand.

A vet is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.

A vet is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean’s sunless deep.

A vet is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket – palsied now and aggravatingly slow – who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.

A vet is an ordinary and yet extraordinary human being, a person who offered some of his life’s most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.

A vet is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more that the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.

So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say, “Thank You.” That’s all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.

Again, two little words that mean a lot to any Veteran – “THANK YOU.”

Have you hugged and thanked a Veteran today?

VA

Twenty-five years ago today

November 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Twenty-five years ago today Barry Sadler passed away in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Barry was a family friend and is greatly missed.

RIP Barry.

Categories: US Army

Election Day

November 3, 2014 Leave a comment

voting

Categories: Humor

LAX flight delayed after WiFi hotspot name prompts concerns

November 2, 2014 Leave a comment

An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport to London was delayed Sunday after concerns over the name of a WiFi hotspot. A passenger saw the WiFi connection, named “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork,” and expressed concern to a flight attendant.

The plane was held at a remote part of the airport for three hours and passengers were told to turn off their electronic devices. Passengers said they were initially told that it was a maintenance issue.

“After an hour, (the captain) said there was a security threat and that we didn’t have clearance to take off,” said passenger Elliot Del Pra. Flight 136 was eventually taken back to the gate and was delayed until 1 p.m. Monday, American Airlines officials said.

After further investigation, it was determined that no crime was committed and no further action will be taken,” the airport said in a statement to Eyewitness News on Monday.

You have got to be kidding. I’m sure it won’t be long before Homeland Security will be at my door over my wifi network “FBI Surveillance Van #3″.

ABC 7

Categories: Humor

Happy Birthday Barry Sadler

November 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Today is Barry Sadler’s birthday. He would have been seventy-four years old. He was a good friend and is dearly missed.

Happy Birthday Barry.

Categories: Barry Sadler, Birthday
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