Daily Archives: March 9, 2011

Are We Greece Yet? 35% US Paychecks Are Welfare. Cloward Piven Plan Well On The Way.

The left certainly loves to lament the loss of manufacturing jobs in the America, and indeed I’d love to see more jobs in that sector here, but I wonder: if we got those jobs back again would those same democrats still be in favor of paying people to sit on their butts at home and be soap opera watchers?
It’s clear that the answer is yes for we learn today that fully 35% of Americans get their paychecks from a welfare program.
You heard me. 35%. Source here.

Even as the economy has recovered, social welfare benefits make up 35 percent of wages and salaries this year, up from 21 percent in 2000 and 10 percent in 1960, according to TrimTabs Investment Research using Bureau of Economic Analysis data.

The chief reason, of course, is the dismantling of the welfare reform act of 1996 which was a smashing success in getting people to give something back for their welfare payments. This was blown up in the democrats’ stimulus bill. Nancy Pelosi and President Obama’s own budget director have made the ridiculous assertion that for every dollar spent on government programs there is a $1.50 multiplier in the economy. Government transfers aren’t economic growth and this certainly puts the lie to that assertion.

“The U.S. economy has become alarmingly dependent on government stimulus,” said Madeline Schnapp, director of Macroeconomic Research at TrimTabs, in a note to clients. “Consumption supported by wages and salaries is a much stronger foundation for economic growth than consumption based on social welfare benefits.”


Cloward Piven is coming.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Sex Ed School for Kids and Teachers to Include Interactive Workshop on Masturbation

Did you think sex ed would come to this? 
Nearby is a flyer for a sex ed workshop which occurs every year in Seaside in April. And every year this weekend seminar–attended by educators and kids alike–pushes the envelope of probity.
Sex ed has morphed from a discussion of the birds and bees and launched into raunch. Last year (see below) this workshop dealt with porn (complete with suggested movies) and this year we have a primer on the importance of masturbation. 

You may think that’s wonderful. I’m wondering where teachers are going to find time to teach all this stuff when we’re trying to turn out kids who can read and get their math facts straight. Each school district decides what goes on in the sex ed curricula. I’d like to know which school districts think a discussion in masturbation is worthy of spending more class time on.

A2 – Masturbation Exploration: A Workshop Eliminating Stigma, Promoting Safer Sex and Encouraging Healthy Relationships
Amanda McLaughlin, MSEd
For someone to have a healthy relationship, they should start with self respect, self worth and self exploration. This interactive workshop will help the audience eliminate the stigma around the taboo topic of masturbation, discuss the myths associated with it, learn how it is a safer sex option and how it benefits healthy relationships.
(Intended Audience: Community Member, Health Care Provider, Parents, Social Service Provider, Teacher/Educator, Youth) 

I don’t know what they mean by “interactive.” Maybe it’s nothing, but my oh my, we’ve certainly strayed away from the basics. On DHS website here  we learn the state must get involved in the sexual sexual health of children because it’s a big issue. See? Didn’t you know sexual health has to do with “livable wages” and “affordable housing?” 

“Sexual health is is connected to overall community well being. Building and strengthening all community infrastructure — providing quality education and livable wages; maintaining affordable housing and enhancing mental health, family and social support systems–is important for youth sexual health.”

DHS thanks Planned Parenthood and Americorps paid “volunteers” for help in assisting their sex ed planning. 

Look at those DHS sex ed goals nearby. Number one is straightforward sex ed info. Good idea. Number two seems to be normalizing what’s considered –at the very least–unusual sexual practices such as transgenderism. The state sees these things as “inequities that must be eliminated.” And they’ll teach Oregon’s youth all about these ideas to extinguish any objective view about how bizarre these behaviors are.

And those goals conform to the World Health Organization’s (United Nations) idea of what should be taught. Here’s what DHS says about the WHO guidelines:

“… the
World Health Organization offers a
holistic definition with a focus on
wellness (see glossary). To foster
sexual health we must unequivocally
communicate to young people
that sexuality is a natural part of
human experience.

And they continue that central to this point are these factors:
(1) poverty and discrimination that can severely
compromise family and community support systems;
(2) gender inequities and
gender role expectations; and (3) the assumption that everyone is or should be heterosexual. Effective efforts to promote sexual health advance socioeconomic and gender equality, challenge definitions of what it means to be male or female and encourage openness to sexual diversity.
The 2009 Oregon Youth Sexual Health Plan reflects
a positive approach to working with young people to
improve their sexual health. It focuses on promoting
comprehensive well-being, rather than simply
avoiding negative outcomes. When young people
feel valued by their communities, have hope for
the future, and are confident their actions make
a difference, they are better-equipped to make
positive choices about sexual health.

Recently the United Nations’ WHO and the NEA got together to consider what should be taught to students around the world–including the United States. Here are their goals (see story here):

“Oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms need to be taught in education,” Diane Schneider told the audience at a panel on combating homophobia and transphobia.  Schneider, representing the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the US, advocated for more “inclusive” sex education in US schools, with curricula based on liberal hetero and homosexual expression.  She claimed that the idea of sex education remains an oxymoron if it is abstinence-based, or if students are still able to opt-out.  
Comprehensive sex education is “the only way to combat heterosexism and gender conformity,” Schneider proclaimed, “and we must make these issues a part of every middle and high-school student’s agenda.”  “Gender identity expression and sexual orientation are a spectrum,” she explained, and said that those opposed to homosexuality “are stuck in a binary box that religion and family create.”
Last year’s work shop included a class on using porn to teach kids and break down barriers to sex for adolescents. And, don’t forget, kids are invited to this yearly sex ed confab. I couldn’t find the complete work shop info from last year’s conference but did find this:

Workshop Selection

Tuesday, April 13, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

__ A1    You & Me and Disability: Relationships, Sexuality and Disability
__ A2    Engaging, Educating and Empowering the Other   Voice – Increasing Adolescent Male Participation in Pregnancy Options Decision Making
__ A3    Porn
__ A4    Things To Know Before You Say “Go”
__ A5    LGBTQ Youth & the Oregon Safe Schools Act: Taking the Next Step
__ A6    Parenting Education through Independent Study Credit by Proficiency

A pro-family organization put out a notice about last year’s conference. They mention that Oregon recently got a grant for this more “holistic” brand of sex ed. (Apparently the organizers been panicked for money to put on this yearly sex school here.) Note they mention the organizers of the sexuality conference last year augmented their discussion of porn by sending out a list of a “treasure trove of old sex films” in case anyone was confused about what porn is.

Every year the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference gets more vulgar.  This year offers a workshop called “Porn.”  Note that Planned Parenthood is one of the workshop presenters.  Note all the sponsors and the list of “who can attend” which includes teenagers.
ATTACHED: 
“Working To Institutionalize Sex Education – WISE” – a grant given to the Oregon Dept. of Education.  The school districts which are getting this sex ed grant are all in the suburbs.  Excerpts:
HB 2509 [in Oregon] did pass and the WISE Team wrote a successful proposal. This allows us to help you, our local grantees, as you work to support and promote the health of Oregon youth through improved sex ed.
There are WISE grantees in seven states. Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Iowa, Georgia and New York.
 The Oregon Youth Sexual Health Plan, which puts youth at the center of making decisions around healthy sexuality, will help you frame your discussions on sexuality education with your community.

It’s unbelievable that these so-called “experts” would include in their newsletter a link to “a treasure trove of old sex ed films” on You Tube.  [ https://webmail.pamplinmail.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=bcd927dcc53a4b5f9dfab9fccce69825&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dEtlh8EF6QH8 ]  Listed beside the film that it opens up to, which is harmless, are explicit sex films.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Mo Mo Goes for Entrapment Defense: Won’t Work.

It’s all they’ve got, I guess. Attorneys for the man who twice tried to set off a bomb he believed would vaporize thousands of Portlanders at “The Tree” lighting ceremony last November, will go for the “entrapment” defense. They’ve asked for documents pertaining to training techniques for FBI officers. 
Mohamed Mohamud was arrested by the FBI soon after trying to set off a van load of what he thought were explosives. He’s alleged to have purchased parts for and twice dialed a cell phone which he was told would set off the bomb. 

The FBI built the “bomb.” 

In court documents obtained by Fox 12, Mohamed Mohamud’s lawyers say FBI agents steered Mohamud into the crime.

Former federal prosecutor, Andy McCarthy, tells me there’s one sure fire question he’d ask in a courtroom in this trial. He’d turn to the jury and ask them what it would take for them to be talked into vaporizing thousands of people. What would it take for you to be talked into murdering one?

More posts on Mo Mo here, here, here, here, here, here,  here, here, and here.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Ollie, Ollie, Oxen in Come Free Wisconsin Democrats!

From the WSJ 

Republican senators in Wisconsin passed legislation stripping public employees’ unions of nearly all collective bargaining rights.
A vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s “budget-repair” bill had been stymied since Feb. 17 when 14 Democratic senators left the state. Without the Democrats, the senate lacked a quorum to vote on fiscal legislation.
On Wednesday night, Republican senators convened and removed fiscal items from the bill so that they could vote on other issues, including the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions. The vote to pass the remaining bill was 18-1.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Are We Greece Yet? 35% US Paychecks Are Welfare. Cloward Piven Plan Well On The Way.

The left certainly loves to lament the loss of manufacturing jobs in the America, and indeed I’d love to see more jobs in that sector here, but I wonder: if we got those jobs back again would those same democrats still be in favor of paying people to sit on their butts at home and be soap opera watchers?
It’s clear that the answer is yes for we learn today that fully 35% of Americans get their paychecks from a welfare program.
You heard me. 35%. Source here.

Even as the economy has recovered, social welfare benefits make up 35 percent of wages and salaries this year, up from 21 percent in 2000 and 10 percent in 1960, according to TrimTabs Investment Research using Bureau of Economic Analysis data.

The chief reason, of course, is the dismantling of the welfare reform act of 1996 which was a smashing success in getting people to give something back for their welfare payments. This was blown up in the democrats’ stimulus bill. Nancy Pelosi and President Obama’s own budget director have made the ridiculous assertion that for every dollar spent on government programs there is a $1.50 multiplier in the economy. Government transfers aren’t economic growth and this certainly puts the lie to that assertion.

“The U.S. economy has become alarmingly dependent on government stimulus,” said Madeline Schnapp, director of Macroeconomic Research at TrimTabs, in a note to clients. “Consumption supported by wages and salaries is a much stronger foundation for economic growth than consumption based on social welfare benefits.”


Cloward Piven is coming.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Mo Mo Goes for Entrapment Defense: Won’t Work.

It’s all they’ve got, I guess. Attorneys for the man who twice tried to set off a bomb he believed would vaporize thousands of Portlanders at “The Tree” lighting ceremony last November, will go for the “entrapment” defense. They’ve asked for documents pertaining to training techniques for FBI officers. 
Mohamed Mohamud was arrested by the FBI soon after trying to set off a van load of what he thought were explosives. He’s alleged to have purchased parts for and twice dialed a cell phone which he was told would set off the bomb. 

The FBI built the “bomb.” 

In court documents obtained by Fox 12, Mohamed Mohamud’s lawyers say FBI agents steered Mohamud into the crime.

Former federal prosecutor, Andy McCarthy, tells me there’s one sure fire question he’d ask in a courtroom in this trial. He’d turn to the jury and ask them what it would take for them to be talked into vaporizing thousands of people. What would it take for you to be talked into murdering one?

More posts on Mo Mo here, here, here, here, here, here,  here, here, and here.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Sex Ed School for Kids and Teachers to Include Interactive Workshop on Masturbation

Did you think sex ed would come to this? 
Nearby is a flyer for a sex ed workshop which occurs every year in Seaside in April. And every year this weekend seminar–attended by educators and kids alike–pushes the envelope of probity.
Sex ed has morphed from a discussion of the birds and bees and launched into raunch. Last year (see below) this workshop dealt with porn (complete with suggested movies) and this year we have a primer on the importance of masturbation. 

You may think that’s wonderful. I’m wondering where teachers are going to find time to teach all this stuff when we’re trying to turn out kids who can read and get their math facts straight. Each school district decides what goes on in the sex ed curricula. I’d like to know which school districts think a discussion in masturbation is worthy of spending more class time on.

A2 – Masturbation Exploration: A Workshop Eliminating Stigma, Promoting Safer Sex and Encouraging Healthy Relationships
Amanda McLaughlin, MSEd
For someone to have a healthy relationship, they should start with self respect, self worth and self exploration. This interactive workshop will help the audience eliminate the stigma around the taboo topic of masturbation, discuss the myths associated with it, learn how it is a safer sex option and how it benefits healthy relationships.
(Intended Audience: Community Member, Health Care Provider, Parents, Social Service Provider, Teacher/Educator, Youth) 

I don’t know what they mean by “interactive.” Maybe it’s nothing, but my oh my, we’ve certainly strayed away from the basics. On DHS website here  we learn the state must get involved in the sexual sexual health of children because it’s a big issue. See? Didn’t you know sexual health has to do with “livable wages” and “affordable housing?” 

“Sexual health is is connected to overall community well being. Building and strengthening all community infrastructure — providing quality education and livable wages; maintaining affordable housing and enhancing mental health, family and social support systems–is important for youth sexual health.”

DHS thanks Planned Parenthood and Americorps paid “volunteers” for help in assisting their sex ed planning. 

Look at those DHS sex ed goals nearby. Number one is straightforward sex ed info. Good idea. Number two seems to be normalizing what’s considered –at the very least–unusual sexual practices such as transgenderism. The state sees these things as “inequities that must be eliminated.” And they’ll teach Oregon’s youth all about these ideas to extinguish any objective view about how bizarre these behaviors are.

And those goals conform to the World Health Organization’s (United Nations) idea of what should be taught. Here’s what DHS says about the WHO guidelines:

“… the
World Health Organization offers a
holistic definition with a focus on
wellness (see glossary). To foster
sexual health we must unequivocally
communicate to young people
that sexuality is a natural part of
human experience.

And they continue that central to this point are these factors:
(1) poverty and discrimination that can severely
compromise family and community support systems;
(2) gender inequities and
gender role expectations; and (3) the assumption that everyone is or should be heterosexual. Effective efforts to promote sexual health advance socioeconomic and gender equality, challenge definitions of what it means to be male or female and encourage openness to sexual diversity.
The 2009 Oregon Youth Sexual Health Plan reflects
a positive approach to working with young people to
improve their sexual health. It focuses on promoting
comprehensive well-being, rather than simply
avoiding negative outcomes. When young people
feel valued by their communities, have hope for
the future, and are confident their actions make
a difference, they are better-equipped to make
positive choices about sexual health.

Recently the United Nations’ WHO and the NEA got together to consider what should be taught to students around the world–including the United States. Here are their goals (see story here):

“Oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms need to be taught in education,” Diane Schneider told the audience at a panel on combating homophobia and transphobia.  Schneider, representing the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the US, advocated for more “inclusive” sex education in US schools, with curricula based on liberal hetero and homosexual expression.  She claimed that the idea of sex education remains an oxymoron if it is abstinence-based, or if students are still able to opt-out.  
Comprehensive sex education is “the only way to combat heterosexism and gender conformity,” Schneider proclaimed, “and we must make these issues a part of every middle and high-school student’s agenda.”  “Gender identity expression and sexual orientation are a spectrum,” she explained, and said that those opposed to homosexuality “are stuck in a binary box that religion and family create.”
Last year’s work shop included a class on using porn to teach kids and break down barriers to sex for adolescents. And, don’t forget, kids are invited to this yearly sex ed confab. I couldn’t find the complete work shop info from last year’s conference but did find this:

Workshop Selection

Tuesday, April 13, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

__ A1    You & Me and Disability: Relationships, Sexuality and Disability
__ A2    Engaging, Educating and Empowering the Other   Voice – Increasing Adolescent Male Participation in Pregnancy Options Decision Making
__ A3    Porn
__ A4    Things To Know Before You Say “Go”
__ A5    LGBTQ Youth & the Oregon Safe Schools Act: Taking the Next Step
__ A6    Parenting Education through Independent Study Credit by Proficiency

A pro-family organization put out a notice about last year’s conference. They mention that Oregon recently got a grant for this more “holistic” brand of sex ed. (Apparently the organizers been panicked for money to put on this yearly sex school here.) Note they mention the organizers of the sexuality conference last year augmented their discussion of porn by sending out a list of a “treasure trove of old sex films” in case anyone was confused about what porn is.

Every year the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference gets more vulgar.  This year offers a workshop called “Porn.”  Note that Planned Parenthood is one of the workshop presenters.  Note all the sponsors and the list of “who can attend” which includes teenagers.
ATTACHED: 
“Working To Institutionalize Sex Education – WISE” – a grant given to the Oregon Dept. of Education.  The school districts which are getting this sex ed grant are all in the suburbs.  Excerpts:
HB 2509 [in Oregon] did pass and the WISE Team wrote a successful proposal. This allows us to help you, our local grantees, as you work to support and promote the health of Oregon youth through improved sex ed.
There are WISE grantees in seven states. Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Iowa, Georgia and New York.
 The Oregon Youth Sexual Health Plan, which puts youth at the center of making decisions around healthy sexuality, will help you frame your discussions on sexuality education with your community.

It’s unbelievable that these so-called “experts” would include in their newsletter a link to “a treasure trove of old sex ed films” on You Tube.  [ https://webmail.pamplinmail.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=bcd927dcc53a4b5f9dfab9fccce69825&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dEtlh8EF6QH8 ]  Listed beside the film that it opens up to, which is harmless, are explicit sex films.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Teachers’ Union: It’s a Thug’s Life

We told you about this last week on the Victoria Taft Show and now Big Government has picked up on the story here.
The Manager at On Point Credit Union in McMinnville was fired after the McMinnville Teachers Association complained about her. On Point used to be the Portland Teachers Credit Union. 
What was the manager’s offense? She worked on a Chamber of Commerce Committee which sent out a survey to local business owners about the contract negotiations between teachers and the district. 
The results  were that the business community wanted the contract to be settled quickly, keeping as many teachers in the classroom. The thugs at the teachers union didn’t like that result because that meant the business community was in favor of no raises. 
The On Point manager read the results of the survey at the meeting.
Now, this memo was read by Leslie Van Blaricom at the school board meeting on 2/14.  Members of the teacher’s unions contacted her employee and subsequently she has now been fired from her position at OnPoint.  
Here’s the letter that led to the woman’s firing:

The Government Affairs Council of your Chamber of Commerce has identified an issue that we feel has potential lasting impact on our community and would like to share both a perspective and invite your feedback.
Currently, the McMinnville School District and the local teachers union are involved in month 11 of collective bargaining over a new teacher contract.  State revenue declines have led to smaller projected allocations to K-12 schools.  For current budget news, please see the News Register Article at the following link: http://www.newsregister.com/article/46806-school+budget+gaps+grows+more+6+million
The bottom line:  both the district and the union are negotiating over money our district does not have and does not expect to receive. We feel the business community should provide a message of support for settlement of the negotiations (which are now in mediation) that maximizes the number of teachers the district can retain to keep class sizes smaller for our children.
The district should not spend any additional money towards teacher salary and/or benefits if doing so will require the district to reduce teaching positions and increase classroom sizes to pay for them in order to meet its budget. We should hope the union would see the benefit of smaller class sizes on their members workload and student performance but to date, they have continued to insist on additional wage and benefit increases even though the district indicates that such demands could mean the loss of as many as 40+ teaching positions.
We know many business people, concerned citizens and parents in our community feel, as we do, that they support teachers and appreciate what they do. We do not want to be perceived as opposing teachers and/or education but want to stand up to the unreasonable demands of the teacher’s union given the current state, local and national economic conditions.
We believe this has long-term community and business consequences.  The Chamber and many of its member businesses have supported local education, including the $68 million bond measure that updated and expanded many of our educational facilities. Although we opposed Measures 66 and 67 last year, they passed and have not live up to the challenge of fixing the funding crisis. Our fear is that failure to hold the line on expenses will result in new calls for business taxes at a time when both the business community and the local economy cannot afford it. We urge that your voice be heard on this issue and we intend to share it.
Please let us know how you feel about this issue.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com