In the age of the 24 hour news cycle, it’s interesting to see what is deemed important. Most Americans are spoon-fed their news from the mainstream media. These journalists get to determine what is delivered into homes via TV broadcasts and through their websites.
The Democrats would like to remind you that today is one of their favorite days. It is Ted Kennedy’s birthday and they are feeling inspired. And while the party of the tired and faux War on Woman campaign is celebrating, I would like to take the opportunity to reflect upon the woman that Ted Kennedy allowed to drown in a shallow tidal channel, Mary Jo Kopechne.
On his birthday, we are inspired by the late Senator Edward Kennedy. pic.twitter.com/HI1Jv43Efz
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) February 22, 2015
Pop culture’s continued hostile invasion of the medium formerly known as “news” has never been more evident than this week, with the salacious hype surrounding the opening of the BDSM movie Fifty Shades of Grey. Most of us can remember a day when the topics portrayed in the movie would not be headlines in the national media’s version of evening “news.” At least not the dinner time edition.
With so much talk about Charter Schools and school choice, it may be confusing to parents out there. There is so much information, misinformation, and quite simply personal opinion, that it is hard to separate the facts from bias.
First off, let’s start with a definition of what a Charter School really is. A Charter School is a school that exists outside of the regular school district. They are schools that have the freedom to be more innovative, while still being held accountable by student achievement.
Dylan Magyar is a bit of rock star in Dublin, Ohio. As the youngest child in a family with four boys, he has an active schedule. Dylan is an average 6-year-old with lots of friends.
Dylan also has an extra chromosome.
Dylan pretty much always has an optimistic attitude. He’s quick to greet you with a hug and smile. I often refer to people with Down Syndrome as, “God’s Prozac” because their upbeat demeanor is so contagious. That extra chromosome seems to create an extra dose of sunshine that radiates from them.
Dylan’s family treats him the same as his brothers. He plays soccer with “typical” kids and will follow in his brothers’ footsteps by playing hockey next year. He also wrestles. And Dylan had his first victory this weekend.
Casey, 12, is Dylan’s oldest brother. He sees the obstacles his youngest brother has to face and how he is able to champion them.
“Dylan is my inspiration. When ever I think something is too hard or I can’t do it, I think about Dylan and how hard he has to work for things that I take for granted. It helps make me push myself to do what it takes to achieve my goals.”
Dylan is treated as just one of the boys. He is viewed as a typical kid who can accomplish a lot with a little extra perseverance and time.
And this weekend he accomplished quite a bit by winning his first match of the season.
Dylan Magyar proves that all lives matter. And he proves that with hard work, determination and a great support system, there are no viable excuses for not achieving your dreams.
Here’s a little story about how four people with guns terrorized France, a gun controlled country.
January 7, 2015 was a day of sadness and terror that did not need to happen. Two gunmen entered Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper and executed 12 people. This was a newspaper that was guarded members of the local French police force. Two of those officers were killed because thanks to French law, they were unable to have the necessary means to defend themselves. According to one report, a witness said they saw the local police come, (unarmed and on bicycles), and then they left.
Sadly, these same two men, who escaped after the Charlie attack, were able to terrorize again in a city north of Paris along with a coordinated attack by two others at a kosher grocery store in Paris at the same time. All four had guns. In a country where they should not have been able to obtain or even own those guns. The citizens were unable to defend themselves thanks to France’s ridiculous strict gun control laws.
French gun control laws date back to 1939. While France has a fairly low gun crime rate, it has left not only its citizens vulnerable, but its police force unable to protect themselves and the citizens.
The French have three separate types’ of police. Two of the forces are centralized. They are the Police Nationale and the Gendarmerie Nationale. Both can be armed with very specific weapons, thought the Gendarmerie (the oldest force in France) has much more flexibility than the Nationale. The Police Municpale (The local police) are under the mayor’s authority.
The local police are generally unarmed. If they are armed, they must get special permission from government.
So why have I explained all of this? Simple. They are the same police who patrol in the neighborhood where 4 innocent people were murdered at a grocery store. The same police who were in the neighborhood of Charlie Hebdo and helpless to do anything or stop the terrorist when they left because they couldn’t protect the citizens thanks to strict gun control.
The people are basically disarmed and the police have very limited use of weapons.
The terrorists are not. They have guns.
Twenty people died at the hands of gun wielding terrorists in strictly gun controlled France this week. Again, showing gun control only emboldens and enables those who wish to misuse guns and how it denies the citizens the basic right to defend themselves.
Relationships are an important part of life. Our friendships can say a lot about us. We surround ourselves with people we trust, people we support. And to many, golfing is an important part of those relationships.
Dan Donovan is the Staten Island District Attorney. He also has been a golfing buddy to Michael Bloomberg for several years. Bloomberg is a generous financial supporter of Donovan.
A Congressional Aide pleaded guilty to sexual assault yesterday. He drugged two women and raped them. This story is not dominating the news however, presumably because he is a Democrat.
In 2010, Donny Ray Williams, Jr was a staff director for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee. He also raped two women that year. He gave one woman a drink laced with Ambien to weaken her before he attacked.
The mainstream media is instead focused on doxing and digging up dirt on a Republican stafffer for committing the crime of speaking of the Obama daughters on her Facebook page.
Chicago style politics are cut throat. A take no prisoners style of warfare. And after what happened to Elizabeth Lauten this week, it is easy to see who was behind it and why.
The White House obviously coordinated and shopped the story to the press. Lauten was guilty of having an opinion of the Obama daughters on her own personal Facebook page. For this, the left feels she not only needs to be pushed out of her job, but that she should also be threatened and have all of her personal information made pubic via doxing, including her address and mobile phone number, made available so anyone can stalk, harass, intimidate or injure her.
Basically, the White House has coordinated a very real war on this woman.
It’s a word many of us learned on the playground from being teased or bullied by our peers. It’s also a word that Jonathan Gruber openly used to describe the American electorate while the Democrats were bullying us into Obamacare.
And he’s right.