The Well-Financed Effort to Marginalize and Intimidate Opt-Out Parents

Originally posted on Scathing Purple Musings:

Though she resigned as chair late last year, last week’s Tweet from Students First was pure Michelle Rhee:

Will the movement realize it’s fighting a losing cause?

In its Tweet, Students First links to an opinion piece from one of its Gates-funded allies, Teach Plus CEO Celine Coggins which appeared in Real Clear Education. Coggins naturally had a study commissioned by her group handy:

It is ironic that the opt-out movement has focused on the new assessments, designed to be more rigorous and of higher quality than prior tests, and to align with higher standards taught across the nation. Earlier this school year, we invited over 1,000 teachers from across five cities to an intensive day of studying the PARCC assessment.

A report we published earlier this month on their feedback reveals that overall, the teachers found PARCC to be a better assessment than their prior state…

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Palm Sunday, Holy Week Begins

Originally posted on The Last Refuge:

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When Jesus and his disciples drew near to Jerusalem,
to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives,
he sent two of his disciples and said to them,
“Go into the village opposite you,
and immediately on entering it,
you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.
Untie it and bring it here.
If anyone should say to you,
‘Why are you doing this?’ reply,
‘The Master has need of it
and will send it back here at once.’”
So they went off
and found a colt tethered at a gate outside on the street,
and they untied it.
Some of the bystanders said to them,
“What are you doing, untying the colt?”
They answered them just as Jesus had told them to,
and they permitted them to do it.
So they brought the colt to Jesus
and put their cloaks over it.

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Glenn Beck – One on One with Grover Norquist (video)


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Last Thursday, Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, finally appeared on The Glenn Beck Program “to defend himself against accusations that he is an ‘agent of influence’ for radical Islamists. Norquist set up the Islamic Free Market Institute roughly 20 years ago, and through the organization, Beck said, he crossed paths with a number of controversial figures, including two now-imprisoned terrorists.”

Beck removed the pay wall making the interview available to all who wanted to watch, subscribers of TheBlaze or not.

Definitely a must see. Squirm, Grover, squirm.



In case you have not seen it, check out the Glenn Beck Program (expose) which aired Wednesday leading up to Thursday’s interview with Grover Norquist: Glenn Beck Exposes Grover Norquist 03252015 (video) (UPDATE 3/26 a.m.)


During Wednesday’s expose (video above), Beck brought out his chalkboard, supports and named names only to follow up Friday morning after Thursday’s one on one with a recap and fact checks (below).




A Democrat representative claims that women will prostitute themselves more if this issue isn’t addressed


Now if a Republican had said this, everyone would be screaming that they were being racist AND sexist. This chick should be run out of office.

Originally posted on Rare:

Rep. Barabara Lee (D-Calif.) proposed a resolution Wednesday that says unaddressed climate change will disparately impact women — poor women in particular — and result in an increase in transactional sex.

“[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,” Lee’s resolution says.

As The Blaze reported, Lee encouraged “gender-sensitive frameworks in developing policies to address climate change” heading forward.

Below is a copy of Lee’s resolution.

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Democrat Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Parks Her Car Like A Drunkard (Video)


Another facepalm moment. Take her license.

Originally posted on The Daley Gator:

Abandon all hope, ye who happen to park anywhere near geometrically challenged-motorist .

A HOH tipster watched in horror Wednesday as the , 77, awkwardly forced her way into a wide-open spot in the carefully controlled corridor of New Jersey Avenue Southeast sandwiched between the Longworth and Cannon House Office buildings.

“If she parks like that she should not be a member of Congress anymore,” one mystified observer – who wisely recorded more than a minute of the automotive travesty – said as the video was being captured. The tipster said Norton rubbed the correctly positioned, red sports utility vehicle to her immediate left with her improperly angled silver sedan.

Per our tipster, Norton performed the sub-par squeeze-in around the same time the rest of her colleagues were crowding into the House chamber to hear the joint address by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

At around the 40-second mark, an oblivious…

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Glenn Beck Exposes Grover Norquist 03252015 (video) (UPDATE 3/26 a.m.)


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UPDATE 3/26 a.m.

At this moment on GlennBeck Radio, Glenn is recapping the past few days of communications and direction back and forth between Beck’s camp and the Norquist camp and Norquist agreeing then disagreeing and now re-agreeing to appear today on Beck’s 5:00 televised program on the TheBlazeTV TODAY.

Beck has agreed to air today’s program for free to all interested viewers. (Please share.)

Let us see where this goes and, of course, if Norquist appears.

In the meantime, on Beck’s radio program airing this morning, Beck continues his expose of Norquist.

TheBlazeTV LINK:


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Published to YouTube on Mar 25, 2015 by theunitedwest (Original air date: March 25, 2015)

On Glenn Beck’s TV Show, Beck gave a one hour overview of Grover Norquist’s Terrorists & Muslim Brotherhood connections. (below)

Followed by correspondence posted over at TheBlaze from Grover Norquist whom Beck invited to the program scheduled to air today (Thursday, March 26th).

At first Norquist accepted Beck’s invitation and then backed out.

Apparently, it is too hot in the kitchen.

The Message Glenn Beck Got in the Middle of His Special on Grover Norquist That Will Affect the Rest of the Week

You can read the complete letter from Norquist’s representative, below:

No conservative should have to pay Glenn Beck to hear a grown up response to Frank Gaffney’s nonsense. Two weeks ago, March 11, Glenn had Frank Gaffney on his radio show for a lengthy interview in front of an audience of seven million Americans. Uncritically accepting Gaffney’s ten to fifteen year old nonsense, Glenn kept saying Grover was a “dangerous” and “bad” man. On the free public airwaves in front of seven million people, Glenn repeated Gaffney’s long discredited nonsense over the course of several shows. Never checking anything. Never reaching out to us for a reality check. And then, after repeating stuff from Gaffney over and over on the public airwaves, you invite Grover to a paid, subscription-only show with a different, and much smaller, audience. If you are now interested in the facts that dozens of reporters and most conservative leaders already know, the best way to proceed would be to hash through Gaffney’s attacks in front of the audience where Glenn gave Gaffney plenty of time to present them. If you are serious about fact checking Gaffney’s material, contact me to find a time to do something on the radio show, the same venue where Gaffney told his conspiracy theory….

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Glenn Beck talks to Frank Gaffney re Grover Norquist link to Muslim Brotherhood


Update: ‘Stakeholders’ will Supply Free Diapers, Formula if Public School Parents Agree to Track Personal Conversations with their Babies


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Missouri Education Watchdog, Gretchen Logue

Russell Winn follows up on his article about the Huntsville School District signing a contract for a program to track conversations between parents and children in their homes. He provides (via youtube) a previous Board meeting with LENA presentation and a recording of the conversation between the Board and representatives from Lena Research Foundation as they briefly discuss the recordings between families.

Watch the video presentation (screenshot above from the presentation) which shows the representative’s claim that actual words are not counted, ‘just the sound’ (12:00 mark). As Winn points out, this is a contradiction to what is posted on LENA’s website. Winn writes:

What We Currently Know About the LENA Program of Recording Children

The board is planning to, as Dr. Cooper stated during her introduction of Mr. Davison, reach down and start touching students when they are infants and toddlers to help close the word gap beginning in May 2015.

Recruitment for this program will start immediately in March and April with their community partners. They will recruit children from “birth to thirty months.“

The first round of classes will begin in May. This will be an 8-week session, and then the district will follow up with a monthly meeting for 10 months to make sure that parents are still on track.”

The community partners include: Huntsville Hospital, “the other hospital” (presumably Crestwood Medical Center), United Way and “various groups.”

The meetings will be held at Ridgecrest Elementary School and Second Mile Development.

The community partners will provide incentives for attending and allowing the children to be recorded. According to Dr. Wardynski, “when mom and dad come, they can leave with a box of diapers, and baby formula, stuff like that.”

Presumably the community partners will identify low-income parents to participate in the program. These parents will be recruited to participate in a curriculum called “Smarter Happier Baby” (SHB). Mr. Davison claims, “it’s not, a lot of times we’ve found that it’s not that the parents don’t want to, they don’t know how to” talk to their children.

Every “stakeholder” will have access to the data that is compiled by the program. As an example, Mr. Davison claimed that if it were 1:00am, and he wanted to check up on how “our students” (children birth to 30 months are students now) are doing, he can pull up that data on his smartphone wherever he is. Thus, the “stakeholders” who can access the data they are compiling include:

  • Huntsville City Schools employees,
  • LENA Foundation employees, partners, “coordinators/educators, administrative staff, and other users of the service,”
  • Presumably the community partners (Huntsville Hospital must have some reason to participate as a stakeholder who recruit and give diapers to parents),
  • and perhaps parents, although they will be receiving a “hard copy” of a report….

There is no data to back up the company’s claim of success. Winn offers these observations about the Board’s reaction…..


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Restaurant Patrons, Staff Revolt against BlackBrunch Protesters in Minnesota, Georgia


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The Gateway Pundit reported Monday that BlackBrunch protesters were run out of Maynard’s, a restaurant located in an Excelsior Minnesota, this past Sunday morning by angry customers and staff that did not appreciate the interruption. “The reaction was so swift one protester said they did not have time to take photos.”

As also reported by the Gateway Pundit, BlackBrunch protests were staged in several restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia where the patrons and staff were equally intolerant of the interruption by racist idiots all of whom you could bet would never permit their meals to be interrupted in such a manner.

Black Brunch protesters invaded several Decatur, Georgia restaurants on Sunday. Protesters report two establishments called police, with ma2nagers from Sweet Melissa’s trying unsuccessfully to throw them out.”

Self-centered Marxist bigots boasted about their fake activism based on a false narrative on Twitter (see further down post), as if there is some great accomplishment in their pushing a lie. In turn, their tweets were met with angry tweets of opposition. PRICELESS.

But no one said it better than Lt. Col. Allen West, in his article, “Proof the Black Brunch protest is based on a false narrative.”

…as blogger Douglas Ernst notes, if black lives matter so much, why don’t they stop killing each other?

Ernst took a peek into crime statistics in Atlanta and found that of the 84 murders in 2014, the vast majority of victims were black. He took a cursory view at the FBI Uniform Reporting statistics for the Atlanta Police Department.

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I actually went through every single month for 2014 and per the data presented, only TWO homicides for the year showed a white offender against a black victim. The rest were black on black…..

Continue Reading – Proof the Black Brunch protest is based on a false narrative.

As further noted, the leading cause of death among young black men in America is homicide. Ninety percent of the perpetrators who committed the crime are black in addition to the fact that “98 percent” black shooting deaths are not committed by law enforcement.

This, of course, is not the narrative that Starbucks CEO, Howard Shultz who claims to want to start a discussion on race or these so-called BlackBrunch protesters would care to engage. It is not beneficial to their agenda. – enter the false narrative.

Their problem is that people know better and are calling them out on the lies and propaganda.



The elitist, self-centered Marxist bigot protesters plan to return to the scenes of their bigotry as if these locations won’t be expecting them, their faux outrage AND self-loathing trust fund babies. Pfftt!


Ted Cruz Announces 2016 White House Bid (video)


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Senator Ted Cruz made it official this morning when he announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Liberty University the world’s largest Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia. See video below.


Twitter Hashtag, #TedCruz has been trending since the Senator from Texas announced his 2016 presidential run at midnight on Twitter and now that it is official, between Cruz supporters, not so much supporters, downright Cruz haters, Progressive establishment, and the mainstream media, I think we can expect #TedCruz, to continue trending at least for the next two days.


Admit it; even if you despise all things Ted Cruz, you have to give it to the man for announcing his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on the fifth anniversary of Obamacare which as pointed out by Michael van der Galien of PJ Media, has done more to educate Americans about the perils of a federal government run by progressives.” ZING!!!!!!!!!!!


PH’s Article V Convention & Nullification Events in Kentucky & North Carolina


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I received an email this weekend from our friend and fellow patriot, Publius Huldah regarding speaking engagements this week in Greensboro and Charlotte, North Carolina (below) on the dangers of an Article V convention and “what our Framers actually advised us to do!” Please share and feel free to attend if you’re in the area on the following dates.

Publius-Huldah’s Blog:

Publius Huldah March Events


I will speak on the deadly danger of an Article V convention, and of the two remedies our Framers actually told us to use when the federal government usurps power, at the following events…

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Host: Conservatives for Guilford County (C4GC)
Location: The Oakbranch Conference Center, 23 Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Eastern Time.

See flyer here:


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Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Host: The Rightful Remedy Conference
Location: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Fretwell Building, Room 100
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Again, if you are in the area, you are invited to attend. If not, please forward to your friends, family and acquaintances.

Please also feel free to direct any questions or concerns you might have about our Constitution/Article V Convention to Constitutional aficionado, Publius Huldah.



Ted Cruz Announcement: “I’m running for President…”


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Shortly after midnight, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) announced that he is running for president in 2016.

Cruz the first, GOP candidate to make it official will formally launch his presidential bid this morning at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.


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