RADICAL DEMOCRAT STATE REP. STACEY NEWMAN THINKS BENGHAZI IS A PUNCH LINE

Today was a very exciting day in the Missouri legislature.  First, the veto of SB 509 was overturned, giving Missouri taxpayers the first tax cut in almost 100 years.  Then, lawlessness broke out in the Senate gallery.  And tonight, a filibuster is being carried out in the Senate.

Whats a radical Democrat to do?

Easy.  Make jokes about four dead Americans:

Because to the left, four dead Americans are a punchline, or something:

I wasnt as impressed:

I wasnt alone in my disgust –

Newman is all class. Maybe she can bring back her stuffed uterus when she makes her joke about Benghazi.

Update:

The hits just keep on coming

That would take backbone. See all the responses here.

OBAMA ADMIN WANTS TO FORCE COMPANIES TO GIVE EMPLOYEES PERSONAL INFO TO UNIONS BEFORE LABOR ELECTIONS

Streamlining the intimidation process, brought to you by Team Obama:

The Obama administration is poised to change regulations to allow for union “ambush elections” in which workers have less time to decide whether or not to join a union — and in which workers’ phone numbers and home addresses are provided to unions.

The administration’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposed rules would allow for union elections — in which workers at a company vote whether or not to unionize — to be held 10 days after a petition is filed. And what, exactly, would be happening to the unions during those 10 days? The new rules require employers to disclose workers’ personal information, including phone numbers, home addresses, and information about when they work their shifts.

One of the first things I thought of was of when SEIU protestors descended on a Bank of America executives home, terrorizing his son, who was home alone at the time.

While thats not a idle concern, its not my main worry. Im more concerned about the unions gathering up all that data and the impact that will have on state and local politics.

Data was the key to turning Colorado blue. From The Blueprint: How Democrats Won Colorado (And Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care):

Coalition for a Better Colorado set about building a ground operation from scratch, with the first building block being voter data. At its most basic level, this could be gathered using public information: Coalition for a Better Colorado purchased detailed files in targeted legislative districts from county clerks in Adams, Arapahoe, Bent, Boulder, El Paso, Fremont, Gunnison, Jefferson, Lake, Larimer, Mesa, Otero, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Routt, and Weld counties. This information was supplemented as Election Day neared. For example, voters who requested absentee ballots were tracked so mail could be timed to hit mailboxes close to the same time as ballots.

Roundtable groups such as AFL-CIO, Colorado Conservation Voters, CTLA, CEA, and the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) also helped build the database by contributing their own information.

So, if Im reading this right, employers would be forced to surrender all the contact info for each employee to a union if they get enough people to call for an election there.

It would be worth it from a political level to get elections at as many businesses as possible, even ones you know you couldnt win. At least youd get names, addresses, emails and phone numbers for the data base.

And it would save a lot of money for the lefts political ground game.

The only people they wouldnt be able to collect data on are the unemployed, and Id wager they already know where they live.

SHAMEFUL: REP. JEFF ROORDA COMPARES REP. HOLLY REHDER TO NAZIS DURING DEBATE ON HOUSE FLOOR (AUDIO)

During debate on HB 1617, legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Holly Rehder to let workers annually give or deny permission for union dues to be taken out of their paychecks, Democrat Rep. Jeff Roorda directly attacked Rep. Rehder, comparing her to Nazis.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Roorda read the quote and then asked Rehder, “Who are you coming after next?”

When Roorda was challenged by another Republican for making reference to Nazi Germany, Rooda added, “Lady I never used the word ‘Nazi.’ I hope you don’t think I was comparing you to a 1939-era Nazi German just because you’re doing the same thing that they were.

The shameful comment resulted in condemnation from Speaker Tim Jones.

Wheres the outrage?  Last year when Rep. Holly Rehder compared the public relations efforts of Gov. Jay Nixon to how Adolf Hitler won over the German public, the outrage caused her to apologize.

This is more than referencing Nazi tactics.  This is a direct comparison and a direct personal attack on the House floor.

Roorda should issue an apology and publicly apologize to Rehder.

Heres his contact info:

Phone: 573-751-2504
E-Mail: Jeff.Roorda@house.mo.gov

Please let him know how you feel about his behavior.

Update

Linked at Gateway Pundit. Thanks, Jim.

Update 2

It was brought to my attention that I didnt point out party affiliation. For the record, Rep. Jeff Roorda is a Democrat. Rep. Holly Rehder is a Republican.

Update 3:

I wouldnt expect an apology anytime soon:

Rep. Chris Kelly is a member of House Democratic leadership.

SHAMEFUL: REP. JEFF ROORDA COMPARES REP. HOLLY REHDER TO NAZIS DURING DEBATE ON HOUSE FLOOR (AUDIO)

During debate on HB 1617, legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Holly Rehder to let workers annually give or deny permission for union dues to be taken out of their paychecks, Democrat Rep. Jeff Roorda directly attacked Rep. Rehder, comparing her to Nazis.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Roorda read the quote and then asked Rehder, “Who are you coming after next?”

When Roorda was challenged by another Republican for making reference to Nazi Germany, Rooda added, “Lady I never used the word ‘Nazi.’ I hope you don’t think I was comparing you to a 1939-era Nazi German just because you’re doing the same thing that they were.

The shameful comment resulted in condemnation from Speaker Tim Jones.

Wheres the outrage?  Last year when Rep. Holly Rehder compared the public relations efforts of Gov. Jay Nixon to how Adolf Hitler won over the German public, the outrage caused her to apologize.

This is more than referencing Nazi tactics.  This is a direct comparison and a direct personal attack on the House floor.

Roorda should issue an apology and publicly apologize to Rehder.

Heres his contact info:

Phone: 573-751-2504
E-Mail: Jeff.Roorda@house.mo.gov

Please let him know how you feel about his behavior.

Update

Linked at Gateway Pundit. Thanks, Jim.

Update 2

It was brought to my attention that I didnt point out party affiliation. For the record, Rep. Jeff Roorda is a Democrat. Rep. Holly Rehder is a Republican.

Update 3:

I wouldnt expect an apology anytime soon:

Rep. Chris Kelly is a member of House Democratic leadership.

SECOND MISSOURI TEACHER DESCRIBES LIES AND DECEIT AND BULLYING SURROUNDING COMMON CORE (VIDEO)

Following the testimony of Susan Kimball, who described the bullying and intimidation she received for her opposition to Common Core, fellow teacher Tonya Pobst testified before the Senate Education Committee.   She said she was going inform the committee about the lies and deceit that surround Common Core in the Sikeston R-6 Public School District.

She described how tests that were once referred to as Common Core were being renamed.

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On the evening of Thursday, Feb 27th, a curriculum meeting was held at the Sikeston Learning Center.  The question was asked if the Smarter Balanced Science Field test was going to be given in the fifth grade this year, Pobst testified.  The chief academic officer hesitated and then answered, Yes.

From the Smarter Balanced website:

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is committed to supporting member states and territories as they implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Working with educators, Smarter Balanced will identify high-quality curriculum resources aligned to the CCSS and professional development strategies that can be replicated across states.

Post said the test has been renamed from the Smarter Balanced Fifth Grade Science Field test to MAPP Science Field test.

This is now the name being used to notify parents and care givers for this Smarter Balanced Fifth Grade Science Field test, she said.

Rather than tell parents and caregivers they are implementing Common Core standards, schools appear to be hiding the fact from those who should know.

Sen. John Lamping, who sat beside Pobst during her testimony, recalled Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Dr. Chris Nicastro saying Missouri was going to do its own thing.

I was in a meeting two or three weeks ago with Director Nicastro in that room and I made that claim that, Well, the history standards and the science standards are next up and she said, No, no, no, no.  Missouri is going to adopt our own standards, Lamping said. Now we are hearing testimony today.  They are taking Common Core science standards, rebranding them MAPP standards and Im just, I appreciate you being here so much.

Lamping then went on to condemn the harassment Pobst and Kimball received based on their opposition to Common Core.

Sen. Dan Brown offered his own testimony regarding the deceit regarding Common Core, saying hes witnessed it himself during presentations hes seen.

Watch her entire testimony below:

AMENDMENT FULLY DEFUNDING COMMON CORE PASSES HOUSE UPDATED

Rep. Bryan Spencer successfully attached the following amendment to the Budget bill:

AMEND House Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 2002, Page 5, Section 2.060, Line 7, by inserting immediately after the word funds the following:
, and further provided that no funds shall be used to implement or support the Common Core Standards;
Further amend said bill by adjusting section and bill totals accordingly.
The amendment was opposed by 97-57.

Republicans opposing the amendment were:

Rep. Chris Molendrop

Rep. Shelia Solon
Rep. Mike Thomson
Rep. Noel Torpey
Rep. Gary Cross
Rep. Jay Barnes
Rep. Rocky Miller
Rep. Kent Hampton
Rep. Jeffery Justus
Rep. Mike Lair
Rep. Daavid Wood
Disappointing.

This isnt the end. The bill now has to go through the Senate. Its possible it comes out the other side without the amendment.

There are other bills out there that do the same thing. Also, a big turnout is expected tomorrow at the Senate Education Committee.

Theres more information here.

WHILE MISSOURIANS RALLY IN CAPITOL TO SUPPORT LIFE

Radical Democrat Rep. Stacy Newman sends this tweet:

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Yes, thats a knit uterus on her desk on the House floor.

Thats how mature the debate is.

It goes right along with Sen. Jamilah Nasheed saying on the Senate floor that government needed to stay out of her va-jay-jay.

One side is debating an issue of life and death.  The other is bringing knit vaginas and street slang.

UNREAL: MISSOURI REPUBLICAN APPROPRIATES $8 TO BUY TIN FOIL HATS FOR COMMON CORE OPPONENTS

I was just doing a search on Twitter for tweets related to yesterdays anti-Common Core rally at the Missouri state capitol when I saw this tweet from Collin Reischman:

Lair appropriated $8 to purchase tin foil hats, taking a jab at opponents to Common Core. #YesThisIsTrue #moleg

— Collin Reischman (@Collin_MOTimes) February 19, 2014

At first I was like:

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Then I saw this one from Ely Yokley:

#NotTheOnion: Missouri lawmakers line item $8 for tinfoil hats to combat Common Core http://t.co/A5rGvzi4p6 #MOLeg

— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) February 19, 2014

And right after that, a story from the Columbia Daily Tribune:

The House Appropriations – Education Committee cut deeply today into Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposals for public schools and higher education, slashing his planned increases by more than $200 million.

But committee Chairman Mike Lair, R-Chillicothe, found $8 to address a pressing problem. The money is to be used “for two rolls of high density aluminum to create headgear designed to deflect drone and/or black helicopter mind reading and control technology.”

On the summary sheet handed out to lawmakers, the money is slated for “tin foil hats” and was tied to an amendment removing language barring the state from accepting federal grants to implement Common Core standards for public schools.

It gets worse:

“Basically, when you deal with conspiracy theorists, you do logic first,” Lair told the committee, noting that he has filed bills to limit how student data is shared and blocking the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from mandating curriculum or textbooks to local schools.

“If you can’t deal with folks with logic, you use humor,” he said. “This is to stop all the problems from the black helicopters and drones. This is high density foil.”

Oh, if we could only all be a wise as Rep. Mike Lair.

Speaking of Rep. Mike Lair, heres his contact info:

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Address: MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 400
Jefferson City MO 65101
Legislative Assistant: Gregg Pfister
Phone: 573-751-2917
E-Mail: Mike.Lair@house.mo.gov

And heres his Facebook page.

Let him know what you think about his sense of humor.

Update:

I asked Sen. John Lamping, sponsor of SB 514, which prohibits the implementation of Common Core, what he thought of Rep. Mike Lairs actions.

He responded:

@Bodhi1 Disappointed to see an “R” revert to typical Liberal name calling tact. Wonder if he thinks 600k NY union teachers need tin hats?

— John Lamping (@JohnLamping) February 20, 2014

@Bodhi1 You know youre starting to win the debate when your opponent starts ignoring the facts and starts calling you names.

— John Lamping (@JohnLamping) February 20, 2014

I TOOK THE SNAP CHALLENGE AND SCORED 25 POUNDS OF BACON UPDATED

There is this thing called the SNAP Challenge.

Whats the SNAP Challenge?

The SNAP Challenge encourages participants to get a sense of what life is like for millions of low-income Americans facing hunger. By accepting the SNAP Challenge, you’ll commit to eating all of your meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant $1.50 per meal.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) provides monthly benefits to supplement the food budgets of families in need, but in many cases these households still struggle to put food on the table. While it is impossible to fully comprehend the difficult decisions low-income families face, sharing your experience with the SNAP Challenge will help raise awareness about the issue of hunger in America.

$1.50 a meal seems like very little, doesnt it?  Most think so.

I decided one day to see what I could get from the state in the way of food stamps.  Missouri has a website that estimates what a person would qualify for.

Just so you know, when I went through the interface, I put in the number of children I have (six), the amount I pay for my mortgage and what my utilities are and assumed I had nothing coming in for income.

Heres what it told me:

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GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY!

Wow.  That is a lot of loot.

And heres something more:  thats only $1.42 a person.

So, continuing on with the SNAP Challenge, I know that I just renewed our membership at Sams Club, so I can shop there for another year.  And bonus:

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I had my wife sit down at the computer and do some virtual shopping.  Her limit was $1,137.

Heres what we could get if we took the SNAP Challenge:

SNAPChallengeGet rid of the shipping and tax and youre looking at right around what wed be given on food stamps.

Take a close look at that list.

Thirty dozen eggs.

28 gallons of milk.

AND 25 POUNDS OF BACON!

Im told we could live on that for more than one month.

Democrats take the SNAP Challenge and fail.  This isnt an indictment of the program, but an example of either their inability to manage money or pure propaganda:

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Key statement: It barely provides enough to keep the hunger pangs away for half the day.

Does my list look like it would keep the hunger pangs away for half a day?

I think if I were going to be on the road all day, Id maybe start the day with a six egg sausage and cheese omelet and pack a pound of bacon and a couple hamburgers  for the road.

Im pretty sure Id make it through the day on that.

The question I keep asking myself is, Why shouldnt I sign up?

I qualify.  Maybe not for $1,137, but Id get quite a bit of loot.

Other than my own set of beliefs, theres nothing stopping me.

Its an incredible temptation.  I can see how easy it would be to let the government pay for all my food.

I mean, if I were getting $1,200 a month for groceries, why would I get a job?  What job could I get where I could afford to live like that?

See the danger?

UPDATE:

Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon Markay clan pointed out these great quotes from Democrats worried about living on the SNAP Challenge:

“It’s tricky. You know, I just got done having lunch and I’m hungry again,” Rep. Mark Pocan (D., Wis.) told Politico.

Rep. Robin Kelly (D., Ill.) said she is “really relying on the peanut butter.”

New York City’s Democratic comptroller John Liu, who is running for mayor and participating in the challenge, tweeted pictures of himself eating Campbell’s soup directly from the can, and a loaf of sliced white bread.

Heres a great quote from Anthony Weiner:

Weiner will live on $1.48 per meal for one week — the average benefit for city residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

“I doubt I’ll be able to do that at any restaurant in the city,” said Weiner.

Yeah, no kidding.  Its SUPPLEMENTAL.  Its not supposed to pay for a night out, you clown.

BREAKING: MELINDA COLEMAN SAYS DAISY COLEMAN IS DEAD

Last night, a comment was left that targeted Daisy Coleman.  I dont know what it said, as its been deleted.  But according to Melinda Coleman, it was enough to cause Daisy to attempt suicide:

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Melinda then called out the person who left the offending comment, saying she had killed Daisy:

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Meggin then left this comment on her Facebook page:

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Then, Melinda repeated that Daisy was dead:

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Contrary to Melindas repeated statments,  friends of hers say Daisy is physically alive:

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Ill update when I have more.

MISSOURI BILL MANDATES PARENTS REPORT GUN OWNERSHIP TO SCHOOL THEIR CHILD ATTENDS

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A pre-filed bill in the Missouri Senate would require parents of a public school student to report to the school if they own a gun.

Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal filed SB 549, which reads:

This act requires a parent or guardian to notify a school district, or the governing body of a private or charter school, that he or she owns a weapon within 30 days of enrolling the child in school or becoming the owner of a weapon. The written notification only needs to include the names of the parent and any child attending the school and the fact that the parent owns a weapon.

The good news is, if you have several children attending the same school, you only have to notify the school once.  So theres that.

This isnt the first time Sen. Chappell-Nadal showed complete disregard for the privacy of Missourians.  The bill is exactly like SB 124 from the 2013 General Assembly.

It went no where.

BREAKING: Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder Calls for Grand Jury in Daisy Coleman Case

Just received this via email from the office of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder:

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder today released the following statement urging Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and the Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice revisit a controversial alleged rape case in Nodaway County.

“Since Sunday I have read with growing dismay the media accounts of the Daisy Coleman case in Nodaway County. I make no claim to knowledge of all the facts. Still, facts revealed in exhaustive media reports, including the 4,000-word piece in the Kansas City Star, raise all kinds of questions that it is now clear won’t be put to rest. These questions will fester and taint the reputation of our state for delivering impartial justice to all.

“I am disappointed that the Attorney General would wash his hands of the matter through a brief statement by a spokesman. The appalling facts in the public record shock the conscience and cry out that responsible authorities must take another look. I call on Attorney General Koster and Prosecutor Rice to join me in asking that the Circuit Court convene a grand jury to review all the evidence, hear all witnesses, and issue a decision as to whether charges should ensue.

“I hope that responsible officials will join me in this call for a grand jury to make the final call on whether criminal charges should or should not be filed.”

BREAKING: MISSOURI LT. GOV. PETER KINDER CALLS FOR GRAND JURY IN DAISY COLEMAN CASE

Just received this via email from the office of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder:

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder today released the following statement urging Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and the Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice revisit a controversial alleged rape case in Nodaway County.

“Since Sunday I have read with growing dismay the media accounts of the Daisy Coleman case in Nodaway County. I make no claim to knowledge of all the facts. Still, facts revealed in exhaustive media reports, including the 4,000-word piece in the Kansas City Star, raise all kinds of questions that it is now clear won’t be put to rest. These questions will fester and taint the reputation of our state for delivering impartial justice to all.

“I am disappointed that the Attorney General would wash his hands of the matter through a brief statement by a spokesman. The appalling facts in the public record shock the conscience and cry out that responsible authorities must take another look. I call on Attorney General Koster and Prosecutor Rice to join me in asking that the Circuit Court convene a grand jury to review all the evidence, hear all witnesses, and issue a decision as to whether charges should ensue.

“I hope that responsible officials will join me in this call for a grand jury to make the final call on whether criminal charges should or should not be filed.”

POST-DISPATCH: THE FIX FOR BROKEN EDUCATION SYSTEM IS SURRENDERING YOUR CHILDREN SOONER

St. Louis and Kansas City school kids are being robbed of the opportunity to learn.

Some are being socially promoted, others, lost through the cracks.

So how does one go about fixing this?

Accept the government school system is overrun with bureaucracy, fat from union influence over the years?

Promote charter schools, where students generally perform better due to smaller class size and other benefits associated with charter schools?

Increase school choice via vouchers, allowing low income families to enroll their children in private schools?

Hardly.

To the editors of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the solution lies in simply surrendering your child to the system as early as possible:

Welcome to pre-Head Start.

Welcome to pre-Head Start.

While there may be no silver bullet, education and business leaders know one surefire strategy that would help schoolchildren in poverty-stricken neighborhoods, if only state lawmakers had the will to implement it.

That solution is free early childhood education.

Free?

Nevermind. Thats a whole other argument.

Just this month, yet another study — this one a comprehensive analysis of all the available research — was published that shows what most experts already know to be true: Quality early childhood education works.

All the available research?

Wow. Thats expansive. And, bonus for the reader, the were able to take all the research in the entire world and condense the findings into 24 pages, with four pages of end notes.

Thats impressive.

However, theres a problem.

The comprehensive analysis didnt include this:

“Institutionalized messages surrounding ECE claim that it has the potential to promote children’s life-long success, especially among low-income children. I examine the legitimacy of these claims by reviewing empirical evidence that bears on them and find that most are based on results of a small set of impressive but outdated studies. More recent literature reveals positive, short-term effects of ECE programs on children’s development that weaken over time.” – Lowenstein, Journal of Educational Policy, January 2011 – Emphasis added

Or this:

In 1996, the state began to provide preschool for four-year-olds in low-income school districts. Following the New Jersey Supreme Court decision 1998 Abbott v. Burke, the state has funded full-time, year round pre-kindergarten programs for all three- and four-year-olds in the state’s 31 lowest income school districts. The state funds other public education programs in the Abbott districts as well. Through public schools, private preschools and Head Start centers, the pre-kindergarten program served more than 40,500 children in the 2005-2006 school year.  Yet, according to researcher Lisa Snell, “more New Jersey children score below basic (which means they cannot read) on the NAEP [National Assessment of Educational Progress] fourth-grade reading test in 2005 than in 2003 or 1992…In the case of disadvantaged students who qualify for the free lunch program, 52 percent scored below basic in 1992, 54 percent scored below basic in 2003, and 55 percent scored below basic in 2005 in fourth-grade reading.” (Lisa Snell “Preschool reality check in New Jersey,” The Record, Monday, July 30, 2007, emphasis added)

Or this:

A 2007 study funded by the NICHD tracked 1,364 children who had participated in early childhood education. Preschool participants were more likely to score higher on factors of aggression and disobedience as reported by their teachers. This finding was true even for children who attended high quality center-based care. The more time a child spent in center-based care the more likely he or she was to be described by sixth grade teachers as one who “gets in many fights,” is “disobedient at school,” and “argues a lot.”

Which is strange, considering they are all featured in the same article here.

Strange that the Post-Dispatch editors couldnt find this either.