Saturday, November 20, 2010
Perhaps you heard about a 13-year-old boy named Cody, his
bicycle, and his banned American flag. The story has been
covered by many media outlets, including Fox News.
Well, I want to tell you the rest of the story...
For the past several months, Cody Alicea regularly rode his
bike to school decorated with an American flag. He did it
because he loves his country and to honor veterans like
Just last week while at Denair Middle School in Denair,
California, Cody was confronted by a school administrator.
The official told Cody he could no longer display his
American flag on his bike while his bike was on school
Cody was told that others had complained about
the American flag and were offended by its
presence. The school Superintendent went so far
as to say that displaying the U.S. flag could
promote racial tensions on campus!
Under protest, Cody began removing the flag and storing it
in his backpack during school hours.
Sadly, stories like this usually end here, with students
like Cody intimidated into silence and denied their rights
by school officials who are either misinformed or
intentionally bullying our children.
But not this time...
Because, friends like you made it possible for Liberty Counsel
to intervene and defend Cody's rights!
In fact, within a few hours of the first attack on Cody's
rights, our Liberty Counsel team was already taking action.
Our staff issued a strongly-worded "Demand Letter" to the
Denair Unified School District challenging their
"Unconstitutional Censorship of Student Expression."
We demanded that the Superintendent reverse the decision
to ban Cody from displaying his American flag while riding
his bicycle on school property and reminded the school that
the Supreme Court has clearly affirmed that students do not
"shed their Constitutional rights of freedom of speech or
expression at the school house gate."
Liberty Counsel also offered to defend Cody's rights at no
charge and take the school district to court if necessary.
Suddenly, the school changed its tune! They dropped their
ban on the American flag - and Cody's dad credits Liberty
Counsel for causing the change:
"One day [school officials] didn't want to speak
to us and the next day they couldn't talk fast
enough to apologize. They thought we were going
to sue them. I believe this letter from Liberty
Counsel made a giant difference. The school
staff is very sorry now."
The next day, the news was filled with reports of a spontaneous,
patriotic celebration outside the school! A caravan of
flag-flying motorcyclists accompanied Cody to school,
where he was greeted by flag-waving classmates who joined
together to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
Friday, November 19, 2010
The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense.
So once more, a short civics lesson.
Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.
Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009 as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011.
In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.
For FY 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.
And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period: (below)
If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.
If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.
In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is - I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I presided over an expansion of that deficit four-fold since January 20th, 2009.
There is no way this will be widely publicized, Unless each of us sends it on! This is your chance to make a difference.
If it hasn't gotten your attention yet.
Unless you're in a government job, you've seen a major contraction in the job picture. But you probably already knew that.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Does anyone know how to cancel a bid on ebay.
I put in a $5 bid for a Mickey Mouse Outfit and now it seems I'm only six minutes away
from owning Obama's entire Cabinet.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Yesterday I told on myself about eating one of those big Apple Crumb Muffins from Costco. I ate it with butter.
It cost me a butt load of calories and fat!
By noon, I had already gone over 1000, and had the rest of the day to try to eat and stay in my allotment.
Guess what! I DID IT!!!!!
For dinner I had steamed broccoli and baked squash, with one TBSP butter. I drank water with my meal.
I cringed when it was time to enter the dinner food and see my total.
I came in at 1450!!! I had 100 calories yet before I went over.
WOW. Veggies are SOOOOOOOO good for us, and even better, TO us!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
"Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country." --Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788
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