Category Archives: Lies and the Left

0355_Karen Kataline — Aug. 20, 2018 — Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing. Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop

Donna Jack
August 24, 2018

article by Karen Kataline – please share

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From: Karen <kaykat73@aol.com> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 9:43 AM To: KAYKAT73@aol.com Subject: My latest piece just posted in Town Hall: Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing. (Feel free to post & share ‘liberally!’) Thnx

https://townhall.com/columnists/karenkataline/2018/08/20/masterpiece-cakeshop-ii-if-you-cant-say-no-your-yes-means-nothing-o

From: Karen <kaykat73@aol.com> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 9:43 AM To: KAYKAT73@aol.com Subject: My latest piece just posted in Town Hall: Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing. (Feel free to post & share ‘liberally!’) Thnx

https://townhall.com/columnists/karenkataline/2018/08/20/masterpiece-cakeshop-ii-if-you-cant-say-no-your-yes-means-nothing-o

 

Opinion

Masterpiece Cakeshop II: If You Can’t Say No, Your Yes Means Nothing

Karen Kataline

|Posted: Aug 20, 2018 8:56 AM

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.

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As an assertiveness trainer, I made up an axiom: “If you can’t say no, your yes means nothing.” Our belief that we aren’t allowed to say no can be a form of self-imposed slavery. We have even bigger problems when our government typifies that belief.

Once again, the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) is targeting Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. The original drama lasted more than six years and concerned Phillips’ refusal to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple. The finale came in June 2018 with a 7-2 Supreme Court decision in Phillips’ favor.

The sequel to this story debuted recently when news broke that the CCRD ordered Phillips into “compulsory mediation” for a new discrimination charge. The complainant this time is Autumn Scardina, a transgender attorney who requested a custom cake to celebrate his/her gender transition. Scardina has allegedly targeted this shop in the past with sexually explicit and satanic cake requests. Continue reading

0335_New Update Apr. 24, 2018_ Teacher Walkouts (in 27 CO school districts) Potentially Cost Taxpayers $13.3 Million_ plus cost for classified employees_ and cost to parents, etc. – by Ed is Watching

Donna Jack
April 29, 2018

Shouldn’t teachers and administrators who encourage (or take part in) walkouts during school hours be fired?!?  Shouldn’t that also be the case for ones who encourage students and teachers to walkout during school hours?

This needs to be stopped – these people are eating up our tax dollars with their tyrannical and bullying behavior.  And they are causing parents and children grief (financial and emotional).  They are negative role models for our children.

The article below by Ed is Watching, was linked in Blog 0334.

It can be found at:  http://ediswatching.org/teacher-walkouts-potentially-cost-taxpayers-11-5-million/

New Update: Teacher Walkouts Potentially Cost Taxpayers $ 13.3 Million



According to Colorado Chalkbeat, 27 Colorado school districts have cancelled classes due to the teacher walkouts scheduled later this week. Based on the average teacher salary in each district plus the cost of PERA benefits, the teacher walkouts in the 27 districts are potentially costing taxpayers $13.3 million. This figure does not include classified employees who serve at each school.

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0334_It’s the First Day of School Shutdowns_ Blog Mandy Connell | KOA NewsRadio_ So what we have here is another example of the NEA pushing pure propaganda to ramp up the sympathy train so the teachers unions make more money. (Apr. 26, 2018)

Donna Jack
April 26, 2018

Teachers in my school district in Colorado (Jefferson) and also in Douglas County schools, are striking and lobbying at the state Capitol.  They claim Colorado ranks 46th in teacher pay – not true.  The NEA (National Education Association) lied.  Colorado teachers are 30th or 31st — closer to the middle of the pack.

Aren’t we paying them to teach in school — not strike to hold tax payers hostage?  Public school employees should never strike.   They should educate our children.  At least that is what we would ideally want.

Today Mandy Connell posted some comments on her blog about this subject.

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Subject: It’s the First Day of School Shutdowns Blog | Mandy Connell | KOA NewsRadio

https://koanewsradio.iheart.com/featured/mandy-connell/content/2018-04-26-its-the-first-day-of-school-shutdowns-blog/

posted by Mandy –

17 hours ago

JEFFERSON COUNTY AND DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE SHUT DOWN TODAY So the people who claim to care more than ANYONE about our CHIIIILLLLLDREN can throw a collective hissy at the Capitol today.  The Wear Red for Ed movement even has nifty shirts for teachers to wear.  Look at the logo I just grabbed from the CEA website:

Communist T shirts for teachers Continue reading

0331_I was there at Columbine_ Let schools spend more time on morality and character development — not politicizing the tragedy_ Let’s protest a system that exploits our students – Examples of student politicization_ March 2018 article by John Newkirk _ documentation supporting claims at end of article

Donna Jack
April 24, 2018

The Left, mainstream media, and schools exploit students and events.  Exploit: to use someone or something unfairly for your own advantage.

They politicize everything.  Politicize:   bring everything into the realm of politics, whether it belongs there or not.

John Newkirk published this article last month.  At the end I include some documentation links he emailed, that support his claim that students are being politicized in school.

“Let’s protest a system that increasingly politicizes our students, yet spends increasingly less time on morality and character development. ” — John Newkirk

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Examples of Student Politicization

by John Newkirk

Our lives are full of routine and mundane days, punctuated by moments of gobsmacked reality that make us wish to God for just another routine and mundane day.

That April day started out like most others; dew-covered grass blades bowed beneath budding aspen sprouts, newborn calves gamboling in the meadow, and mountain bluebirds returning from their winter range, clothed in the same azure as the Colorado columbine.  A day’s worth of sunshine made the pastures greener, but a day’s worth of driving had me looking forward to hanging my hat, shuckin’ off the boots and setting my feet on the hearth.

But then the phone rang, and life would never be the same.

“Can you come to the church?” she pleaded, “Something terrible’s happened!” Continue reading

0328_AP U.S. History Text_ Biased Indoctrination_ by Dr. Susan Berry_Breitbart_ April 14, 2018

Donna Jack
April 22, 2018

[For more on AP (Advanced Placement) U.S. History (APUSH):  0003; 000600130015; 0069; 0235; … ]

AP US History – leftist indoctrination

AP U.S. History continues to be Leftist indoctrination, pretending to help parents by providing a great education for their children — enticing them by claiming to offer in high school, college-level, college credit, American history for a low cost.  AP courses are of the same political persuasion.

In 2014, the teachers’ unions and other leftist groups falsely painted the three school board members who were not controlled by the unions — as enemies of good education.  It began as soon as the three-member majority was elected.

The unions finally found their chance to make up a false reason to recall the school board members, when Julie Williams, one of the reform board members, put forth a recommendation to have people from the public review the AP U.S. History Framework and curriculum, and report back to the school board.

You would have thought she was planning to destroy every part of the Bill of Rights with such an “outlandish” recommendation.  People screamed “censorship.”  It was the twisted excuse that the Left then used to fuel the recall that they had been planning since before the 3 school board members were even sworn into office. 

GRAMMA GRIZZLY’S BLOG — Table of Contents | Gramma Griizzly’s Corner

Read  below about the continuation of the anti-American content, and the brain washing that has been, and continues to be forced on students, through AP U.S. History classes and texts, other AP courses, and school curriculum content in general.

This is just a small part of the overall plan taking over education

 You can read about Superintendent Glass imposing leftist curriculum on every class in our Jefferson County Colorado public school district – with no authority, oversight or permission.  It is not his job to dictate curriculum — and certainly not to put curriculum into classrooms, teaching children to hate anything traditional or American.

Blog:  0262  Jeffco Supt. Glass pushing bad teacher resources and curriculum …

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From: Henry W. Burke <hwburke@cox.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:50 PM
To: Henry W. Burke <hwburke@cox.net>
Subject: AP U. S.HISTORY TEXT — BIASED INDOCTRINATION — BY DR. SUSAN BERRY — BREITBART – 4.14.18

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/14/ap-u-s-history-text-white-christian-americans-finding-it-difficult-to-adjust-to-becoming-minority/ Continue reading

0326_ZUCKERBERG SAYS HE’S UNAWARE OF ANY LIBERAL GROUPS THAT FACEBOOK HAS EVER BLOCKED — FOX NEWS — 4.10.18 – but he has blocked countless conservative individuals and groups

Donna Jack
April 11, 2018

Blatant censorship – and denial of it.

Donna Garner in Texas, is one of the people whose Facebook was shut down a few weeks ago.  Blog 0293, and Blog 0300, give Donna Garner’s account.  She also talks of Facebook shutting down her account in the email below.  Blog 0293, also talks of Dennis Prager’s battle with YouTube, which has banned many of his videos.  Prager is fighting this in court.  Many others in this country (who are not liberals) are under the same censorship attack.  Just look at almost all our schools!!

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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:14 PM
To: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Subject: ZUCKERBERG SAYS HE’S UNAWARE OF ANY LIBERAL GROUPS THAT FACEBOOK HAS EVER BLOCKED — FOX NEWS — 4.10.18

4.10.18 – FoxNews

 [I was one of those conservatives who got shut down by Facebook a few weeks ago. It took contacting our U. S. Representative who then contacted Facebook to get my page unblocked.  As people know who go to my public Facebook page (Donna Garner), I write, research, and publish articles on political, social, and education issues.  I am certainly not a “danger to my community” unless exercising my First Amendment rights under the U. S. Constitution is “dangerous.”

 I am appreciative of Tex. Sen. Ted Cruz for asking Zuckerberg point blank today in the Congressional hearing to name the “liberal” groups that FB has ever shut down. Zuckerberg either could not name any or chose not to do so.  I believe it was the former.  – Donna Garner] Continue reading

0324_April 2, 2018_What I Saw at a College Administrators’ Meeting is Alarming_ politics-far-left, social-justice politics _ equity and inclusion — by Dr. Patricia Daugherty who is president of Eagle Forum of Georgia

Donna Jack
April 10, 2018

This piece is part of a number of articles that shed light on the condition of education in our country.  This article addresses the university level, but it is important to know it is as bad or worse in Pre-K through 12th grades.  It is tragic what is going on.  Citizens do not realize — but need to learn, for our survival as a nation.

The name of the ACPA conference:  American College Personnel Association: College Student Educators International

 Some quotes from article below:

indoctrination isn’t confined to the classroom.
as an Association, ACPA actively challenges traditional definitions of sex and gender.
the ‘ACPA Convention Equity and Inclusion Information Booth.’ At this booth one could report any ‘bias incident .’
    “College students need mentors who are more concerned with their developing competence and strength than with which pronouns they use.”
“Now, however, college students are surrounded by adults who live and breathe an extreme political ideology. No more judging people by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin. No more encouraging everyone to come together around their commonalities rather than focusing on every possible difference. No more celebrating the gifts of all people. It was disheartening to see and hear so much stereotyping from people who pride themselves on their inclusiveness.”

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From: FROM DONNA GARNER <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Monday, April 9, 2018 6:28 AM
To:
Subject: WHAT I SAW AT A COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS’ MEETING IS ALARMING

 4.2.18 – The Federalist

 “What I Saw at a College Administrators’ Conference Will Make You Laugh and Cry”
By Dr. Patricia Daugherty
http://www.educationviews.org/what-i-saw-as-a-college-administrators-conference-will-make-you-laugh/

 PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE:  http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/02/saw-college-administrators-conference-will-make-laugh-cry/ 

 Donna Garner’s Excerpts from this article:

 The extremely liberal environment on many college campuses is often attributed to the influence of aging hippie professors intent on indoctrination rather than education. But perhaps even more influential is the army of campus administrators who work with college students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 My recent experience at a national conference of such professionals revealed that indoctrination isn’t confined to the classroom. Continue reading

0321_Dr. Duke Pesta and Dr. Sandra Stotsky Dissect Why Common Core has Failed Every Child — Video/ YouTube_ Jan. 4, 2018_rough notes

Donna Jack
April 7, 2018

From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:11 AM
Subject: DR. DUKE PESTA AND DR. SANDRA STOTSKY DISSECT WHY COMMON CORE HAS FAILED EVERY CHILD — VIDEO — 1.4.18

1.4.18 – YouTube

 “Dr. Duke Pesta and Dr. Sandra Stotsky Dissect Why Common Core Has Failed Every Child” 

Published on Jan 4, 2018

 FreedomProject’s Academic Director, Dr. Duke Pesta, interviews Dr. Sandra Stotsky on the demonstrable failures of Common Core. According to a new study from the Pioneer Institute, the move to Common Core has decimated academic achievement in Massachusetts. Prior to adopting the Core, Massachusetts schools and educational standards were the finest in the nation, in large part because of the work of Dr. Stotsky. Now, Common Core has relegated Massachusetts to the same underachieving, politicized, centralized mediocrity plaguing the rest of the country’s public schools. Learn more @ http://www.fpeusa.org/commoncore

Some really rough notes (with errors) of the video
taken by Donna Ja
ck:

[Common Core] It is everywhere in our schools, and has evolved beyond English and Math – to become a national way to look at every subject.

It is in the textbooks, and other materials, and in our college readiness tests.  Anything aligned to Common Core is basically Common Core. Continue reading

0319_Bill Gates’ Admission that he Spent $4 Billion on Common Core Over 7 yrs. that Harmed Tens of Millions of Students — By Dr. Susan Berry — Breitbart_October 21, 2017

Donna Jack
April 5, 2018

At my request, Donna Garner re- sent me this article which I had lost. Here is a portion from the article:

 “…However, Ze’ev Wurman, former education policy advisor in the President George W. Bush education department, tells Breitbart News, “Such ‘pivoting’ may be acceptable in the private market, where companies regularly ‘pivot’ while abandoning previous strategies and the money they invested in them.”

“He continues:

“It is different when a private actor such as Gates uses his money to leverage public money – some $600 billion of it for his own relatively small investment of few tens of millions every year – to steer the public money to implement mediocre curricula and ill thought-out programs born of his feverish imagination and ignorance. Yet that is precisely the track record – and the explicit acknowledgement – of Mr. Gates.”
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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:16 AM
Subject: BILL GATES’ ADMISSION THAT HE SPENT $4 BILLION ON COMMON CORE OVER 7 YRS. THAT HARMED TENS OF MILLIONS OF STUDENTS — BY DR. SUSAN BERRY — BREITBART — 10.21.17

10.21.17 – Breitbart

 “Common Core Backer Bill Gates Announces Plan
To Invest $1.7 Billion in Public Education”   By Dr. Susan Berry

 http://www.educationviews.org/common-core-backer-bill-gates-announces-plan-invest-1-7-billion-public-education/

 Excerpts from this article:

 Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has announced his latest plan to invest $1.7 billion to improve K-12 public education over the next five years.

After having spent some $3.4 billion on public education in the United States – much of it directed toward the development and implementation of the highly controversial Common Core State Standards – Gates says that 60 percent of his new investment will go to public schools and about 15 percent to the development of charter schools. Continue reading

0318_DID U. S. PERFORMANCE ON PISA DECLINE BECAUSE OF COMMON CORE? — BY DIANE RAVITCH — EDVIEWS.ORG — 3.6.18

Donna Jack
April 4, 2018

Bill Gates funded Common Core possibly to the tune of $2 billion.  He has admitted that his Common Core implementation in schools across the country, not only failed to raise the academic accomplishments of students in the United States, but the results have worsened markedly.

Even sadder is the fact that, for the first time in our country’s history, a curriculum standard has been made federal —  Common Core was established as federal law, in December 2015, through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Read about Congress’ vote in Blog 0057 on this website.

You can also search for this article by typing “0057” in the search box at the top of this page (next to the “spy glass”).  Search for other ESSA articles on this website.

Stop the national intrusion into our local education

Isn’t it about time to stop pushing standardized education, and let states, local school districts, parents, and schools decide what they want their students to learn.  Our National Standards are based on Type #2 education.  See the  comparison of Type #1 and Type #2 education on the home page of this website.  Also see another online comparison at:  http://www.educationviews.org/comparison-types-education-type-1-traditional-vs-type-2-cscope-common-core/

Type #2 has been and is a total failure, for our children, and for our country.  Common Core is Type #2 education on steroids.

Below you can read parts of one article published last month about this sad state of education in our country.

“Once upon a time” the United States of America led the world academically – before the push for federally-controlled standards and curriculum. Continue reading