Friday, April 29, 2016

Dept of State Propaganda Drive

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Total Conservative


Amid all the textbook controversy in our schools (mostly 7th grade) that are teaching our kids a sugar-coated presentation of Islam, we now know that President Obama's Department of Education is feeding our schools material on what to teach. Total Conservative has a reaction.


http://totalconservative.com/department-of-education-confronts-anti-muslim-bias-in-schools/

Here  is more  from the Parent Herald regarding  the concerns of DOE.

http://www.parentherald.com/articles/39508/20160427/department-education-encourages-islam-
classrooms-stop-muslim-bullying.htm

Going to the source, I went to the DOE web site. The below link (after entering the search word, "Islam") brought up this page.

http://eric.ed.gov/?q=islam&ft=on

I also found this page interesting.

http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED419740

"This simulation allows students to learn about the history and culture of Islam and the Islamic world by "becoming" Muslims. There are five phases of the unit. Students are assigned to a city, choose an Arabic name, and become familiar with their group and responsibilities outlined in the Student Guide. In the introduction section, students take a pretest, read a short history of Islam, and learn about Muslim dress and customs. In the Caravan Days section, cities compete to answer quiz cards and collect Arabic money. Oasis Days gives time for students to complete several tasks required of every group in the simulation. In Festival Days each group presents its own festival project. The Islamic Bowl culminates the unit with each city providing contestants for a "college-bowl" type of activity. (EH)"
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Fousesquawk comment: I don't want to see any kids bullied in school, and that includes Muslim kids. Yet, I am unconvinced that this is a problem. All these so-called hate crimes that CAIR is always talking about are greatly exaggerated in my view. FBI crime statistics bear that out.

As for schools "educating" parents about their kids' bullying, this has been an issue ever since the days of the little red schoolhouse, one that transcends ethnicity or religion. Full disclosure: When I was a kid, I was bullied (until I learned to fight), and I was guilty of bullying myself with one particular student who was obese. (If I could ever find that person, I would beg his forgiveness.) Suffice to say, my kids know that bullying is wrong.

Our schools have a duty to teach facts-not misinformation. From the textbook controversy we already know that 7th grade kids all over the country are getting a distorted, politically correct version of Islam, one that is so misleading as to be false. I am not asking that schools trash Islam in the classroom. That would be grossly injurious to Muslim kids. But if they cannot present it accurately, they should leave it alone altogether.

And the Department of Education should stay out of it altogether as well. Local schools don't need federal guidance in this area.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

At UCLA, Intimidators Say They Are Being Intimidated

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com



Hat tip Daily Bruin


It looks like the chickens are coming home to roost at UCLA, where posters have been put up around campus singling out faculty and students who support BDS and push the pro-Palestinian cause. One UCLA official, Jerry Kang, who is the official in charge of equity, modesty, inclusion and fuzzy feelings, put out a missive condemning the apparent source of the posters, David Horowitz. Unfortunately, Kang, who I understand is a lawyer, failed to accurately read the posters before making charges against Horowitz.

http://dailybruin.com/2016/04/19/ucla-officials-denounce-david-horowitz-posters-as-intimidation/

All I can say to those who are intimidated by the posters is this:

How does it feel?

Here is Horowitz's rebuttal in Frontpage Magazine: I have placed my own comments in both articles.

This guy Kang is a poster boy for why the position he holds is a useless one. His statement that SJP, in particular, is a member group in good standing with UCLA is a doozie. UCLA has a poor track record in recent years in tolerating the brown shirt tactics of SJP, which have directly intimidated Jewish students on campus. Where has Kang and his office been during all that?



Friday, April 15, 2016

What Is Hillary Hiding Regarding Her $250,000 Speech To Goldman Sachs?

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com



"There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail,"
-Hillary Clinton in January 17, 2016 debate
(And repeated last night)


I watched about half of the (replay) of CNN's debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. To me, it was like watching a debate between Stalin and Lenin as to who is the more communist. At any rate, there was one part that I thought was most important. Moderator Dana Bash tried three times-three times- to ask Hillary Clinton if she would consent to having the transcripts of her $250,000 speech to Goldman Sachs made public. Three times, Hillary dodged the question talking about other people releasing transcripts of their speeches to Wall Street firms (Sanders has none to release) and Sanders releasing his tax returns. This was in the midst of the two debating about who would be toughest in breaking up banks.

Over the past 25 years there have so many things that Hillary Clinton has fought to keep hidden, so this is just one more. How transparently dishonest and conniving can one person be?