I was on my way home from work listening to the radio when the first announcements about the World Trade Center being attacked came in around 8:50AM. The initial report I heard claimed that a small single-engine plane had crashed onto the roof of North Tower (1 WTC). When I got home just a few minutes later and turned on the news I was saddened to see the horrifying truth.
My wife came in the living room to see what was happening and she asked what I thought about it. I said I had a gut feeling it was terrorism in spite of what they were stating at the time that it was a tragic accident. She looked at me in disbelief and asked if I was sure. Then from the right side of the screen we then saw the second aircraft come into view and strike the South Tower. My fears were then confirmed.
Keep this in mind as we remember our friends and loved ones who perished: democRATs saw the attacks by AlQueda during the 1990s as a law enforcement issue and not as a threat to national security. Karl Rove put it best when he said, “Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.” They hate the fact that he was 100% correct.
Lan astaslem: Arabic for I will not submit/surrender.
Never forget, never forgive.
Students are reportedly returning to the school now. Parents tell us a student admitted to writing the threat and said it was a hoax.
“Jawbone of an ass” – Judges 15:15
Central New York’s Fayetteville-Manlius and Baldwinsville school districts are the latest to ditch the National School Lunch Program, which was revamped in 2010 under the guidance of First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to fight childhood obesity.
Strict limits on calories, fat, sugar, carbohydrates, sodium and other aspects of the school lunch imposed by the federal government on schools participating in the free and reduced lunch program has not only increased cafeteria costs, they’ve resulted in a drastic drop in the number of participating students.
At Fayetteville-Manlius, Baldwinsville, and thousands of other districts the new regulations resulted in a sharp downturn in students who eat school lunch and a sharp increase in food waste. The lost sales are threatening the viability of cafeteria programs in schools across the country, prompting many to do without federal subsidies to serve students food they’ll actually buy and eat.
“Grilled cheese and tomato soup was a very popular lunch,” Baldwinsville Superintendent David Hamilton told WRVO public media. “We couldn’t offer that under the new guidelines of the federal government. Spaghetti and meatballs, we couldn’t offer that either.”
A teacher in California’s Bay Area has been reprimanded after she reportedly tweeted that she wanted to stab some students and that her “trigger finger is itchy.”
The Oakland Tribune Newark Memorial High School administrators disciplined teacher Krista Hodges with a written reprimand, but she remains in the classroom as the new school year begins. The tweets, which were sprinkled with obscene language, were posted before the end of the last school year, in June.
Some parents said they found the posts insulting. One tweet allegedly insinuated that Hodges wanted to dump hot coffee on some of her students.
The principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, is facing a hailstorm of criticism from some very angry parents and residents.
The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, a member of their “Cultural Arms Club” led the student body in an Arabic version of the pledge, replacing the words “under God” with “under Allah.”