“President” Biden knows how to stop these shootings!

Oh, really, Joe?

How long have shootings like this been going on, Sleepy Joe?

You have been a senator, a vice president, and now The President, going all the way back to 1973!

1973!!!

You have been in a position to do something to protect our school children for close to 50 years!

Again…, you have been in a position to do something to protect our school children for close to 50 years!!!

49 years, exactly.

49 years!

And now, suddenly, you have all the answers?

Excuse us all if we’re a little skeptical, “President” Joseph Robinette Biden.

Yes, the “R” in Joseph R. Biden stands for “Robinette!”

But that’s a whole different blog for another day.

Getting back to Sleepy Joe’s answers for these school shootings…, yes, my friends, here we are, again, sadly mourning the loss of innocent young lives, while searching for answers about what we can do to prevent this happening again.

And Incoherent Joe says we need to limit the types of guns people can have and tighten the background checking process used when people buy a gun.

Hmmm.

Are you referring to tightening the background checking process that your own son, Hunter, got past, by lying on the application (which is a federal crime for the rest of us poor slobs), but then was not charged with a crime (this is a felony, in fact), and did not suffer ANY consequences for skirting our gun laws?!

Is that what you’re proposing Creepy Joe?  

I would like to harken back to my blog from March 26, 2021, titled “Hidin’ for Biden,” which reads:

According to Charlie McCarthy for Newsmax, “The Secret Service interceded on Hunter Biden’s behalf to quash evidence of a gun purchase.”

Oh, really?

Now why would they do that?

Can you, in your wildest dreams, ever imagine the Secret Service, or any other governmental organization for that matter, going out of its way to protect one of former President Trump’s children in this manner?

The answer, of course, is “no.”

What we have here is just another example of the legal double standards for those who are friends of “the swamp,” and those who aren’t.

Democrats, in other words.

“Based on information from two sources, Politico [a political news website] reported the Secret Service [which falls under the Department of Homeland Security] tried to obtain paperwork for a gun sale to [Hunter] Biden after the weapon was tossed into a trash can and then was missing.”

“The report surfaced on the day President Joe Biden was scheduled to hold his first solo press conference since taking office.”

I wonder if any of the press will ask him about it?

My guess would be, “over Jen Psaki’s dead body!” 

“The Secret Service said it had no record of agents investigating the incident, and the president, not under protection at that time, said through a spokesperson he had no knowledge of Secret Service involvement.”

Really?

So, I guess either the Secret Service is lying, or some other agency was masquerading as the Secret Service.

Hmmm.

“Law enforcement officials said any involvement by the Secret Service on behalf of the Biden family or on its own initiative would be inappropriate in an incident already under investigation by Delaware State Police with the involvement of the FBI.”

“According to law enforcement officials and a copy of the police report obtained by Politico, Hunter Biden’s sister-in-law, Hallie, searched Hunter’s pickup truck and found a .38 revolver on Oct. 23, 2018.”

Interesting. That’s a lie, but go on.

“She then took her brother-in-law’s gun, wrapped it in a shopping bag, and threw it in a trash can behind a high-end grocery store [Oh, that’s okay, as long as it was a “high-end” grocery store!]. When she returned later to retrieve it, the gun was gone.”

First, it’s illegal to just throw a gun in the trash, which of course Ms. Hallie will face no repercussions for.

Second, why did she go back and go dumpster diving for it?

“With the trash can located across from a high school, Delaware police began investigating and were concerned the missing gun could be used in a crime.”

“Secret Service agents then approached the owner of the store where Hunter bought the gun.”

So, these supposed “Secret Service agents” must have had access to gun registration records, if they knew where he bought the gun.  

“They requested the paperwork involving the sale, according to two people — one with firsthand knowledge of the episode, and the other briefed after the fact by a Secret Service agent.”

If these people already had all of the information regarding the sale of this gun, why did they want the store’s paperwork?

The ONLY reason they would want the store’s paperwork would be to erase any recorded tie of Hunter Biden to this gun.

But why would they have the need to do that, if Hunter Biden bought the gun legally?  

“The store owner, Ron Palmieri, refused to hand over the paperwork. He suspected Secret Service officers wanted to hide ownership of the missing gun in case it were to be involved in a crime, the two people said.”

Good job, Mr. Palmieri…, and that was a good guess, but it wasn’t the reason they wanted your paperwork.  

“Palmieri eventually turned over the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives [ATF], which oversees federal gun laws.”

I’m sure we’ll learn later that these papers have somehow been “misplaced” or “lost.”

“The gun was returned days later by an older man who regularly rummages through the grocery store’s trash to collect recyclable items, according to sources.”

Ha!

What are the odds of that?!

“No charges or arrests resulted from the incident.”

That’s odd.

Although, if anyone would have been arrested, it would have been the gun store owner, or the old dumpster diver who returned the gun.

Just sayin’.

“Although Joe Biden was not under Secret Service protection at the time, individual Secret Service agents at offices in Wilmington, Del., and Philadelphia informally monitored the former vice president’s security, according to one law enforcement official.”

I’m sorry, but how exactly does the Secret Service “informally monitor the former vice president’s security?”

And what would all of this have to do with the former vice president’s security, anyway?

I guess it depends on what all falls under the umbrella of “security.” 

“As an example, the official said the Secret Service’s Wilmington office called the Delaware State Police in 2019 to arrange security for a public appearance by Joe Biden.”

“The Secret Service declined to confirm whether it had informal involvement in Biden’s security during that period.”

C’mon, now!  Did they “informally” monitor Biden’s “security” or didn’t they?

The answer is “yes” when that’s convenient, “no” when that’s convenient, and “we don’t know” when that’s convenient.

“A Delaware State Police spokesman responded to an inquiry about whether the Secret Service requested security for Biden during the period. ‘I have reached out to our sergeant who oversees the Executive Protection Unit with the Delaware State Police. He is unaware of any such requests or services provided,’ the spokesman said.”

So, again, someone is lying here.

Can you guess who?

I bet you can!

“In copies of the Firearms Transaction Record and a receipt for the gun dated Oct. 12, 2018, and obtained by Politico, Hunter Biden answered ‘no’ to a question on the transaction record that asks, ‘Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?’”

Ohhhh!

There it is!

There’s the reason the people who “informally” look out for former vice president Biden wanted to hide the fact that Hunter Biden bought this gun.

HE ILLEGALLY PURCHASED THE GUN!

“Hunter Biden was discharged from the Navy Reserve five years earlier after testing positive for cocaine. He and family members have spoken about his history of drug use.”

He was probably wasted when he bought it!

“Lying on the form is a felony, though prosecutions for it are rare.”

Yeah, “prosecutions for it are rare,” if, like I said, you’re a friend of “the swamp.”

Anyone else would be facing felony charges.

Believe that!

Would you like me to tell you what I believe happened here?

Okay, I’m assuming you do!

Here’s the deal, as Sleepy Joe would say.

Hunter Biden bought the gun for whatever reason, and had second thoughts about it, since he lied in order to get it. If he didn’t actually have the gun, no one could ever really tie it to him…, at least in the world he lives in. 

So, he asked Hallie to toss it into a dumpster, which she did.

After thinking about it for a while, I’m sure they became worried someone would find it, use it in a crime, and it would then be traced back to Hunter.

So, Hunter talked Hallie into going back and retrieving the gun, so they could dispose of it in a different and safer way, for him.

When she went back to the “high-end” store and couldn’t find it in the trash, they didn’t know what to do.

Ha!

You’re brilliant, Hunter!

What an idiot?!

A real chip off the old block!

Then, when the old guy turned-up (my hero) and turned the gun in, that’s when the fun started.

That’s when the gun was traced back to Hunter, and the “Secret Service” had to get involved. 

“Neither George Mesires, a lawyer for Hunter Biden, nor Hallie Biden responded to requests for comment.”

No surprise there!

And, of course, the mainstream, democrat propaganda, media won’t touch this with a ten-foot pole.

By the way…, what ever happened to the investigation into Hunter’s laptop, and that whole money from China and money from Russia for the Biden family thing?

I’m sure we’ll find out where Jimmy Hoffa is buried before we hear anything else about the Bidens as a result of these “investigation.”

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So, there we have the story behind Hunter’s illegal gun purchase, and the effectiveness of these background checks.

When Sleepy Joe starts talking about background checks, why doesn’t anyone in the media question him, regarding his son’s experience with a background check?

Just sayin’.

So, please don’t start lecturing us all, Illegitimate Joe, about what we need to do to curb these school shootings. You’ve been in a position to “do” something for decades, and, obviously, you haven’t done one damn thing that has made any difference at all!

Please see my recent blog for some real answers to this school shooting problem.

Let’s protect our children from these shooters first, then we can look at addressing some of the underlying reasons for the occurrences of these shootings.

Let’s insist, from our representatives, that they actually address the school shootings problem, as I have suggested. Or, we’ll be right back here, having this same discussion all too soon, and more students will have lost their lives due to more inaction by our government on every level.  

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Another school shooting massacre.

Yes, my friends, here we are, again, sadly mourning the loss of innocent young lives, while searching for answers about what we can do to prevent this happening again.

Exactly what has changed since the last time we were mourning and asking these questions?

The simple answer is nothing.

What exactly do you think will change in the future before we are mourning again and asking the same questions again?

The simple answer again, is probably nothing.

That is so odd to me and so unacceptable as well.

What, or who, is more important to protect than our own innocent children?

Again, who is more important to protect than our own innocent children?!

And again I ask, WHO IS MORE IMPORTANT TO PROTECT THAN OUR OWN INNOCENT SONS, DAUGHTERS, GRANDSONS AND GRANDDAUGHTERS, NIECES AND NEPHEWS?!!!

Politicians?

We pay quite a bill to offer personal security to our elected officials.

ARE THEY MORE IMPORTANT TO PROTECT THAN OUR OWN INNOCENT SONS, DAUGHTERS, GRANDSONS AND GRANDDAUGHTERS, NIECES AND NEPHEWS?!!!

Governmental Bureaucrats?

We pay quite a bill to provide secure locations for these bureaucrats to perform their duties.

ARE THEY MORE IMPORTANT TO PROTECT THAN OUR OWN INNOCENT SONS, DAUGHTERS, GRANDSONS AND GRANDDAUGHTERS, NIECES AND NEPHEWS?!!!

The government is obviously pretty good at protecting themselves.

The victims of these shootings and their families get a lot of lip service from these politicians, and everyone else, quite frankly, but that’s about all.

Four years ago I wrote blogs addressing this issue. Nothing has changed since then, and I believe my suggestions for solutions still holds true today.

On February 16, 2018, I wrote my blog titled: “What can we REALLY do about these school shootings?” This blog reads as follows:

First of all, let’s acknowledge that there is no easy answer.

Next, let’s understand that there really is nothing we can do to guarantee there won’t be another school shooting.

It’s hard for us to accept that we are kind of helpless here, but to a certain extent we are. That is just reality.

Passing another law will not solve this problem. Unless I’m mistaken, murder is already against the law.  So now what?

All we can do is take positive steps in many areas, that when combined, may swing the odds of more shootings in our favor.

One – We have to get serious about school campus security. ALL SCHOOLS need an outside perimeter fence before you even get near the school that has one main gate or entrance. This gate should have armed security personnel that only admit individuals that should be there.  Metal detectors would also need to be installed.  Money for these improvements could be incorporated into the new infrastructure spending bill.

Two – Background checks when purchasing a weapon or ammunition need to be more extensive and more comprehensive. Social media should be checked and the community where the purchaser lives should be canvassed for input as to whether anyone has objections to this individual owning a weapon.  The Second Amendment gives the people “the right to keep and bear arms.”  It doesn’t say we have to be stupid about it or make it too easy.

Three – Access to mental health resources has to be greatly enhanced. When people are experiencing issues or are aware of others with issues, assistance needs to be available right then, not a month or two, or three, down the road when a psychiatrist’s or a psychologist’s schedule has an opening.  Mental health, in general, has to be just as much of a consideration as physical health.

Four – The President should establish a component agency that would fall under The Department of Homeland Security and deal solely with the issues that affect school security.

If we can do these four things, for starters, we will be on the way to making some real positive changes that could make a difference. Will these things be cheap? No. Will they be worth it?  Yes.  Ask the families of the latest shooting victims.

If we don’t begin to take real, effective, steps towards dealing with this problem we will be doomed to watching and experiencing the reoccurrence of these horrible shootings again and again. It may be your family that is directly affected next time.  I pray that isn’t the case.

Praying for God’s help and God’s comfort for the victims, their families, and all of those involved is good, but they say that, “God helps those who help themselves.”

Let’s help ourselves and praise God for giving us the wisdom to do so.

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Then, on February 26, 2018, I wrote my blog titled: “Again, what we should do if we REALLY want to solve the school shootings problem and make our schools ‘safe zones.’” This blog reads as follows:

We could prevent almost 100% of “school shootings” if each school had protective fencing with one main gate or entrance, on the perimeter of the actual campus or school, which was monitored by security personnel along with metal detectors.

It’s as simple as that.

All we need to do is pass a “safe school” spending bill to get the ball rolling, and within a year or so we will have addressed the immediate issue.

At the same time, we can work on changing how we do background checks when purchasing a weapon or ammunition. Our checks need to be more extensive and more comprehensive.  Social media should be checked and the community where the purchaser lives should be canvassed for input as to whether anyone has objections to this individual owning a weapon.

Access to mental health resources has to be greatly enhanced as well. When people are experiencing issues or are aware of others with issues, assistance needs to be available right then, not a month or two, or three, down the road when a psychiatrist’s or a psychologist’s schedule has an opening.  Mental health, in general, has to be just as much of a consideration as physical health.  In too many cases the insurance companies are dictating the type of help we can get and when.  This has to change.

Then finally, the President should establish a component agency that would fall under The Department of Homeland Security and deal solely with the issues that affect school security.

I see that arming and training our teachers is being advanced by quite a few people. This may seem like a good idea to deter an intruder, but what about when the shooter is a student at the school (which is the case is most situations)?  Do we want that image of teachers gunning down students in school?  Do we want our schools to become “the shootout at the O.K. Corral, or do we want to avoid that situation from occurring in the first place?

Enhancing our background checking system is something that must be done, but also something that can’t be counted on as our last line of defense either. In the case of the Parkland, Florida shooter, there were more red flags raised on this kid than you’d see at a Chinese military parade!  I mean, it doesn’t get any better than this case as far as warning signs, and he still was not stopped.

There are many other ideas that have merit as well, and there’s no reason we can’t attack this problem from a hundred different angles at the same time. But, again…

We could prevent almost 100% of “school shootings” if each school had protective fencing with one main gate or entrance, on the perimeter of the actual campus or school, which was monitored by security personnel along with metal detectors.

It’s as simple as that.

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Like I mentioned in my prior blogs, is solving this problem going to be cheap?

No.

Is solving this problem worth the money?

Yes.

We just sent Ukraine over $40 billion to help solve their problems.

Is Ukraine more important than or children?

Apparently so.

Our government routinely, and annually, sends billions of dollars in aid to other countries.

Are all of these other countries more important than our children?

Again, apparently so.

All of the politicians would say “no,” but their actions say “yes.”

Can we please get back to putting America first?

Can we please put our children first, where they belong?

Can we please stop talking and crying about this problem and start doing something that would offer an effective solution…, like what I have suggested in my blogs for years?!

The time has definitely come to seriously address the issue of saving more of our children’s live in the future.

You know, I noticed that The Congress and The Senate politicians sure threw up a fence fast enough around the Capitol and stationed thousands of troops there when they felt the least bit threatened.

Just sayin’.

I really pray I don’t have to write another blog like this again.

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Let’s make it go viral.

Let’s make a difference for all of our children.

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Following the Science?

For how long and how many times have we heard the liberals decry, “We have to follow the Science?”

Well, apparently, “following the Science” is only a popular liberal catch phrase which is trotted out when it suits their intentions and their politics.

Democrats (blue state governors in particular) have used the China virus as a means to impose a wide range of impositions on our Constitutional freedoms in the name of safety.  

Some based on “following the Science,” and some not so much.  

Usually only when it was politically convenient.

Dr. Richard Besser, for Fox News, says that, “Despite coronavirus, science is NOT telling us to close schools.”

But how could that be?!

We MUST “follow the Science,” right?!

“Sound science, like the coronavirus itself, is apolitical. Most everything else this year — including decisions on whether to close schools — is not.”

I think if we’ve learned anything these last four years, it’s that nothing is apolitical anymore.

Nothing.

“As the pandemic enters its deadliest phase to date, government leaders and school districts are having to make extraordinarily difficult decisions about whether to continue in-person learning amid record communitywide surges in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.”

Excuse me, but these aren’t “extraordinarily difficult decisions” at all.

The Teachers’ Union has made those decisions for our illustrious political “leaders.”  

“New York City’s decision to close schools indefinitely, and the decision in my home state of New Jersey to allow school districts to keep them open, offers a stark contrast in how the two states with the highest death rates for COVID-19 are managing this crisis.”

“As a pediatrician and a parent, I understand the fear, confusion, and even anger that parents and caregivers face today as policymakers grapple with school decisions.”

Can’t you just envision those policymakers “grappling” with those school decisions into the wee hours of the morning?!

“We know that being in the classroom benefits children socially, emotionally and academically.”

Oh, yeah…, so, what’s the problem?

Isn’t it all about the kids?

Of course it’s not.

Huge numbers of these kids have been thrown out with the trash by these supposed caring liberals.

Many of these kids depend on school for at least one or two decent meals each day.

“On the other hand, virtual learning can be a sound option — and when transmission rates rise to unsafe levels, a necessary one — if a student has a computer, a good Internet connection, a quiet workspace, and no special learning needs. For millions of families without these luxuries, however, it’s an unworkable burden and educational disadvantage that many children could bear for a lifetime.”

Ya…, “It’s an unworkable burden and educational disadvantage that many children could bear for a lifetime,” but it’s a sacrifice the liberals and the Teachers’ unions are willing to bear for them on their behalf.  

“From a health perspective, it appears that most children fare well if infected, but they can still spread the coronavirus to higher-risk people in their homes, communities and yes, schools. But when schools have the necessary resources and follow strict protocols, in-person learning has worked remarkably well without accelerating community spread.”

Not according to the teachers, apparently.

“Knowing this, we should do all we can to keep kids in school by providing the funds for proper staffing, equipment, protective gear and ventilation systems. Without these supports, we cannot expect schools to remain open.”

Ok, there we go…, we just need to provide more funding.

We should all know by now that it’s always about the money.

The current CDC Director, Robert R. Redfield, says, “Schools are among the safest places kids can be.”

I guess he isn’t considered to have anything to do with “Science.”

“Achievement gaps could be exacerbated when students are out of school, placing yet another burden on children of color.”

“However, the science and data now tell us a much more nuanced story, and we must adapt as new information arrives. That is the fundamental value of rapid learning during a crisis. With differing approaches, schools have shown that safe in-person learning is possible.”

“That’s why New York City’s decision last week to close schools seems to be a case of following a rigid plan written before we knew schools could remain open safely. The city’s test-positive threshold of 3% — established well before the school year began — has been eclipsed, triggering closures. Yet a mere 0.23% of students in the city’s public schools have tested positive. In fact, New York schools have been a pandemic success story.”

“Governors nationwide are under pressure to follow New York’s lead and close schools, no matter what the data shows. With nearly 200,000 cases a day being reported in the U.S., some of those cases will undoubtedly be teachers, students and staff.”

Why would governors nationwide be under any kind of pressure to follow New York’s lead?

The state of New York, New York City, Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio have the worst COVID record of any state in the nation.

So, “the Pressure” is on other governors to follow their political lead, not their successful dealing with the virus lead.

Just so we’re clear about that.  

“However, decisions on school closures should be driven by data on transmission linked to schools and not on anecdotes or outdated metrics. Public pressure, I fear, is going to make it increasingly difficult in the weeks ahead for governors to stick to the science-based guidance on school closures.”

“Science-based guidance?”

And “public pressure” has no effect on these slimy democrats anymore.

Their friends, the fake news, liberal propaganda, media will just ignore and spin “the pressure” whichever way they want.   

“In the spring, New Jersey was among the hardest hit per capita by COVID-19, with the nation’s highest death rate. But this fall, New Jersey schools have not been the problem. The state’s governor, Phil Murphy, issued a joint statement with six other Northeast governors last week that said in part: ‘In-person learning is the best possible scenario for children, especially those with special needs and from low-income families.’”

“That’s the crux of why we need to do all we can to keep children in schools. The pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black, Latino and Native American communities with dramatically higher rates of infections, hospitalizations and deaths.”

Where is Black Lives Matter on this issue?

Where are any of the democrats on this issue?

Oh, I forgot…, the election is over, so the democrats can go back to ignoring any of the issues affecting the Black, Latino and Native American communities. 

Just sayin’.  

“Because of the inequitable way schools are funded in much of America, (And whose fault is that?) achievement gaps could be exacerbated when students are out of school, placing yet another burden on children of color at the very moment when our nation is forging a new path forward based on racial equity and justice.”

“We know, too, that education is just one facet of what our schools provide. Many families — especially those with parents working full-time, one-parent households, and low-income households — also rely on schools for healthy meals, technology support, and before- and after-hours child care.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the perversion of our national priorities. We need to treat teachers and school staff like the indispensable front-line workers they are and support them as such.”

I think we are, aren’t we?

The teachers appear to be the ones who aren’t comfortable being front-line workers.

Yes, “The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the perversion of our national priorities,” but the “perversions” are much more far reaching than the good doctor understands, or is willing to acknowledge.

“At the same time, we must reject the false choice that we either sacrifice teachers or do harm to our children. In the next critical months, we must come together and follow the science so that the greatest public health crisis in a century doesn’t also become an educational crisis.”

Uh…, the “educational crisis” is already here, and has been here for quite a while already.

Dr. Richard Besser, a pediatrician, is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, America’s largest health philanthropy, based in Princeton, N.J. He serves on the New Jersey Restart and Recovery Commission. He was acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @DrRichBesserio 

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The question isn’t “are you intelligent?”  It’s “how are you “intelligent?”

The theory of multiple intelligences was started back in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, a professor of education at Harvard University.

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He felt that the older beliefs about intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, were not really fair and far too limited.

Instead, Dr. Gardner proposed eight different types of intelligences to represent a wider range of interests in children and adults. These intelligences are:

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Our schools typically focus most of their attention on linguistic (reading and writing) and mathematical intelligence.  For students who happen to be naturally talented in these areas, school is fun because they are successful.  For those of us who are more talented in other areas, school can be frustrating, difficult and/or boring.

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It would be nice if we could place equal attention on individuals who show gifts in the other intelligences: the artists, architects, tradespeople, musicians, naturalists (nature, animals and or plants), designers, dancers, therapists, salespeople, entrepreneurs, and many others who enrich the world in which we live…, but that just is not the case.

Unfortunately, many students who have these gifts don’t receive much reinforcement or encouragement in school.  Many of these students, in fact, end up being labeled “learning disabled,” having “ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,” or simple as underachievers, when their unique ways of thinking and learning aren’t addressed by a heavily tilted reading/writing and mathematical curriculum and classroom.

Every teacher out there has been made aware of the theory of multiple intelligences.  But the theory of multiple intelligences and how we address multiple intelligences does not translate well when we bump up against everyday reality, which has limited money, limited time, limited teacher resources, and large class sizes.

The challenge is to change our educational way of doing things so that each child has the opportunity to learn in ways that go along with their unique minds, ways of thinking, talents and interests.

The I.Q. test was developed in 1900 by a French psychologist, Alfred Binet.  The “I.Q” test does have some value, but it does not take into account many things regarding intelligence and talents that are not easily quantifiable.

As far as our schools are concerned, “Just because everyone is ‘treated the same’ does not mean ‘everyone is being treated fairly.’”

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You can learn more about multiple intelligences and Howard Gardner at his website: http://www.howardgardner.com/

Here is a website where you can take your own multiple intelligences assessment: www.mypersonality.info

 

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“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and so would Ben Carson’s name if he were a liberal.

According to Breanna Edwards, for Essence Magazine, “The Detroit School Board voted 6-1 last week to rename Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine.”

She goes on to say, “There was a time when Ben Carson was highly revered.  His contribution to medicine as a neurosurgeon cannot be denied.  But ever since Carson found himself working with President Donald Trump (and opening his mouth about politics in general), that admiration has largely fallen by the wayside.”

(So let me get this straight; Ben Carson was chosen by The President to be a part of his Cabinet and head The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (something Detroit has no need of, I say sarcastically), one of only 15 executive departments…, and this somehow detracted from his accomplishments and lessened his admiration?)

(Let’s do a quick review of Ben Carson’s story.  According to Biography.com, Ben Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan!!! His mother, though under-educated herself, pushed her sons to read and believe in themselves.  Carson went from being a poor student to receiving academic honors and eventually attending medical school.  As a doctor, he became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33 and earned fame for his groundbreaking work separating conjoined twins.  In 2000, the Library of Congress selected Carson as one of its “Living Legends.” The following year, CNN and Time magazine named Carson as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. In 2006, he received the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP. In February 2008, President George W. Bush awarded Carson the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  He retired from medicine in 2013, and two years later he entered politics, and made a bid to become the Republican candidate for U.S. president.  After Donald Trump was elected president, he nominated Carson to become the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development which, of course, he later became. That’s a pretty impressive resume’, and an impressive life worth celebrating in all communities, but especially in the African American community.)

So what did the Detroit school board do?  They voted last week to rename the Benjamin Carson High School of Science And Medicine.

Brilliant.  We certainly don’t want Black children, or any children for that matter, emulating someone like Ben Carson!  Why, they might end up being self-sufficient and actually take responsibility for themselves!  You know…, all of that “conservative” and “racist” ideology!

Hey!  Maybe I can be of some help here!  Let me respectfully submit some suggestions to the “honorable” Detroit School Board for potential school names.

How about the “Maxine Waters School for the Cognitively Challenged?”

Or, “Michelle Obamas Culinary Arts for Public Schools Academy?”

“Cory Booker’s Spartacus School of Self Defense?”

“President Barack Hussein Obama’s Islamic Preparatory School?”

“Sheila Jackson Lee’s School of Revisionist History?”

“Elijah Cummings Alzheimer’s Research Institute?”

Or maybe “Frederica Wilson’s School of Fashion?”

“The high school isn’t the only building that is being slated for a possible rename, however.  Earlier this year the panel approved a new policy to commemorate, name and rename school buildings and facilities, giving the board the option to change a school’s name to honor ‘individuals who have made a significant contribution to the enhancement of education.’”

The Detroit News writes: “The board also can select another name under circumstances that include when a building is newly built or redesigned, where the name no longer reflects the current student population or ‘the community of the geographic area where the school is located requests a name change that more closely aligns with the history of the locality, or information newly discovered about the current name of the school is negative in nature.’”

Among those who want Carson’s name removed from the high school, however, is LaMar Lemmons, a board member, who claimed that residents “don’t support the [Trump] administration.”

(I think Mr. Lemmons needs to be reminded that President Trump won the state of Michigan in the 2016 election, and it had been almost 30 years since a republican had won the state.)

Last week, Lemmons told the Washington Post, that having Carson’s name on the school was “synonymous with having Trump’s name on our school in blackface.”

Carson, he contended, “is doing Trump’s bidding, and he has adversely affected the African American community in Detroit as well as the nation with his housing policies.”

(Yes, Mr. Lemmons, terribly adverse effects, like the lowest Black unemployment rate in history!  That’s the lowest Black unemployment rate EVER in the history of our country! And regarding his housing policies, what President Trump basically did was lower the amount of federal money, by 9%, being used to subsidize states and cities who expect the entire country to pay for their foolishness, like Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Detroit.)

“And he’s allied himself with a president that says he is a white nationalist and sends dog whistles that even the deaf can hear,” Lemmons added.  (Or “dumb,” in your case, Mr. Lemmons!  You do get credit for using the “biased, liberal, fake news media” buzzword, “Dog whistle, however!  In my estimation, it is the Detroit School Board who are sending out “dog whistles” regarding prejudices against freedom of thought, freedom of political ideology, and the freedom of racial associations.  They are also sending out the message that you really cannot be successful or exceptional in the eyes of the Black community unless you bow down to the liberal democrat masters along the way.)

The board voted 6-1 to change the name, but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to happen.  The district is expected to have community meetings and issue surveys for each site to figure out if there is indeed any interest in renaming any facilities, and also to figure out possible new names. The results will be reported by the superintendent, who will make a final recommendation to the board.

So Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine will still be, for now, at least until next school year.

Hey, didn’t Detroit have to file for bankruptcy back in 2013?  Well, yes they did.  And actually, it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.  This is what the democrats have contributed to the legacy of the city of Detroit, Michigan.

Maybe their city government should be more concerned with spending their money wisely and paying their bills as opposed to playing political games, regarding what name a school has, while running down one of the few good men that children, and the people, in Detroit have to look up to.

 

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