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Monday, October 9, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Friday, October 6, 2017

Pat Robertson Has The Answers

Once again, televangelist Pat Roberts has weighed in with the answers. This time, he wants everyone to know that the shooting in Las Vegas that happened over the weekend is the fault of individuals who do not respect our money laundering, mob enabling, pussy grabbing excuse for a president. That seems a bit odd, since pussy grabbing was one of the alleged reasons that the alleged biblical God destroyed the alleged ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. But who know? Maybe God has changed his mind about sexual misconduct over the years.

In 2010, Pat Robertson attributed a deadly earthquake in Haiti to a 200 year old pact with "the devil". In 2009, he warned the Christian community in America that Witches volunteer in candy factories to coax "demons" into Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters. Seriously; between Donald Trump, who professes to be a strong Christian, and Pat Robertson, why would anyone actually take that religion seriously, at this point in history, here in America?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Trump Is A Day Late And A Dollar Short

So Donald Trump gave us the real reason he wouldn't temporarily suspend the Jones Act in order to get supplies to storm ravaged Puerto Rico. Yep; he did not have the approval of Koch Brothers (not that Puerto Rico buys fuel from them) and others who ship goods to go ahead and save lives in Puerto Rico. The whims of the shipping industry and the dollars of big businesses have Trump's ear, his heart, and apparently, his decisions; while Trump's constituents have no representation. And this past week, it has cost American lives. We do not yet have an accurate count on deaths caused in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, but after the storm lulled and it became possible to ship goods and medical supplies to the island, any death caused by waiting too long for the same can and should be blamed on Donald Trump. Nice going, Trump supporters. Many of us saw this coming. In fact, it is one of the biggest reasons he did not get the vote of yours truly. Say what you will about Trump's opponent; she would never have demanded that Americans die. Trump puts big business first. He does not care about people. Remember that.

Oh; it is worth mentioning that the Jones Act was suspended temporarily to get supplies into Texas and Florida after they were hit by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Donald Trump Has Yet To Visit Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has knocked out all the power on the island of Puerto Rico, in addition to completely flooding it. Anywhere a person might go involves wading or swimming, and there is virtually no wifi or cell phone service. Could this be why Donald Trump has not bothered to visit Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria? President Obama would have bothered. Even while campaigning for president during 2012, he immediately cancelled his campaign stops in order to survey the damage caused on the East Coast by Hurricane Sandy. Many, many people in New Jersey and New York were also left without electricity, but that did not stop President Obama from responding to his constituents.

Anyone who needs to find out if a friend or relative in Puerto Rico is safe can or call the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration's Office in Washington DC at 202-800-8133 or 202-778-0710. The island's government radio station, WIPR, can be reached at 787-777-0940 and 787-766-0505. Puerto Rico's disaster relief team can be emailed at, and, of course, the Red Cross is accepting donations and training volunteers.

Maybe Donald Trump is waiting for electricity and wifi before he visits Puerto Rico. He is, after all, not accustomed to any sort of inconvenience or difficulty.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lyon Sisters And Lloyd Lee Welch

Last week, Lloyd Lee Welch pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and subsequent murders of Katherine Lyon, 12 years old, and Sheila Lyon, 10 years old, both of Kensington, Maryland, in March of 1975. For forty years, their disappearance was a mystery, until Montgomery County Police in Maryland decided to look over the files and the composite drawing of a man who had been seen following them. From there, they realized that Lloyd Lee Welch had paid them a visit, in a vain effort to collect reward money for knowledge of their whereabouts immediately after they disappeared. He failed a polygraph, so they didn't take him seriously. This makes him the first person of whom I have ever heard to be turned loose by the police for failing a polygraph.

I thought I would feel better after Lloyd Lee Welch went to court to enter his guilty plea in the 1975 murders of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, but I really don't. The message from Maryland is sadly clear: child abuse, including but not limited to murder, is still okey-dokey with Maryland authorities. I have yet to see Maryland authorities actually care what happens to children, even children of the rich and famous. We still do not know the whole story, and we still have not recovered the girls' remains.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

We Crashed The Cassini

We crashed the Cassini into Saturn, after it voyaged for twenty years. We didn't want it to crash on its own into one of Saturn's moons, which might support life, so we crashed it into the planet's atmosphere. We got quite a few pictures of Saturn and its moons over the years. Below is one of them.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Donald Trump Lied About The Wiretaps

Well, what else is new? Donald Trump lied about the character of a good person. As it happens, his claim that President Obama wiretapped his silly-assed phone conversations at Trump Tower was a complete fabrication. Yes, there was an investigation in progress. When people constantly involve themselves in fraud, money laundering, civil torts of almost all descriptions, and lie constantly, various law enforcement agencies tend to investigate. Especially when said people do those things with our nation's enemies. If Donald Trump cannot do the time, however it may present itself, he should not do the crime(s).

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Visa Number 26698

Mary Anne MacLeod, mother of Donald Trump, immigrated to the United States from Scotland in 1930. Her visa number was 26698. She was, apparently, not in violation of any immigration laws that were in place at the time. She traveled in and out of this country, and married Fred Trump, Donald Trump's father, in 1936. The discrepancy that has raised a few eyebrows is the fact that on a 1940 census, she and her husband lied about her status here in the United States, claiming that she was a naturalized citizen. Mary Anne did not become naturalized until 1942, if at all. The documentation of naturalization the donald's mother is unclear.

Fast forward to today. Donald Trump, the so-called president of the United States, has ordered that Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, be reversed, deporting at least 800,000 young men and women who have been in this country since early childhood, and do not know any other home.Unfortunately, life is not always fair, and the illegal immigrant parents of these children, now grown, should not have put their children in such a terrible position. In light of the circumstances of Trump's parents, having lied to government officials about his mother's citizenship here in America; his first wife's questionable immigration, illegally immigrating to Canada from behind the Iron Curtain,before shacking up with Donald Trump; and his third wife's immigration crime of working for pay on a non-working visa, many, many people are wondering if Trump and his children born to foreign consorts should be deported along with all the people he wants to kick out of America. These are things that get immigrants deported instead of welcomed.

Here is the legendary Woody Guthrie, with a song he wrote for Fred Trump. One can clearly see how the donald was brought up.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Sunday, August 27, 2017

How To Help Harvey Victims

Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, has affected many people in southern Texas. In addition to all of the services the Red Cross typically provides during a disaster, this storm has necessitated the need for long term shelter for people who now have nowhere to live. To donate to the Red Cross, you can call 1-800-REDCROSS, or to make an immediate $10.00 donation, you can text "Harvey" to 90999.

Pictured below, is what those affected by the storm do not need. Donald Trump visited Baton Rouge last year, after some serious flooding displaced a large number of people. He was convinced that they needed Play Doh. He is scheduled to visit the Houston area on Tuesday. Hopefully, he will not make the same mistake again.

Friday, August 25, 2017

New Tipline Number For Kyron Horman

The tipline phone number for Kyron Horman, who disappeared from his school in Oregon, in 2010, when he was seven years old, has changed. It is 503-988-0560. If you think you see Kyron, please call 911.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Through The Lens Of Siriunsun's Camera

Monday, August 21, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Friday, August 18, 2017

I Hope You Heard This, Laura McNish

I hope, Laura McNish, county attorney of Marshall County, Kansas, that you have been paying attention to recent events. Do you remember when you advised the principal of a public school here in Marshall County, Kansas to tell one of my children that she wasn't welcome in school because she might "ruin the culture"? Even though all the other children from my community ARE welcome there? My child, unlike most of the children who attend public schools in YOUR county, had no criminal history, had never used illegal drugs, and had never even tasted alcohol. You just wanted to hurt her feelings. She did not accept your monetary offer to render false information in court, like a couple of other people did, in that case that you LOST back in 2013, so you requested that she be the victim of discrimination. 

Guess what? The nation is starting to see people like you more clearly. Not only are you racist; you favor bigots who offer you money over honesty and truth. The combination of modern technology and the First Amendment to our Constitution have conspired to make this a very awkward time in history for you to continue your crap. Your racist and white separatist goals were never good for any part of Kansas, and certainly have no place now. Equality and love are what I have always taught my children, and it looks as if I might not have been alone, after all.

I really hope you have noticed all the recent developments. Oh, by the way, was your son ever publicly held accountable for driving one of your vehicles over someone's cornfield in Marshall County, Kansas, in the summer of 2013? You know....the same way OTHER young people would have been held accountable? Or is accountability only for other people, and not your children?

Just resign, Laura. No one needs your racism, favoritism, and filth.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

First Day Of School In Frankfort, Kansas

It's that time of year again in Frankfort, Kansas, and this story will appear once again on this site, because the school here in Frankfort has not seen fit to come into compliance with safety standards observed by schools in other parts of Kansas, and has not come into compliance with federal law concerning the presence of weapons on school property, bullying, or student safety. The only change made is that credit shall be granted where it is due: the name of the errant and uncorrected guidance counselor who has been granted carte blanche to endanger children is Tom Schroeder.

Anyone who's listening, I will tell you a story. It's a true story, and it happened in October of 2009. Thankfully, it had a happy ending.

My oldest daughter used to be quite the avid cross country buff when she was thirteen years old. She was good at it, too. But one day, while she was at practice, and I was at home, just assuming that all was well, her coach drove past my house, stopping to talk to my eight year old son. Mr. Coach wanted to know if Mr. Eight Year Old had seen his older sister. Mr. Eight Year Old had not. No one had seen my daughter in over two hours. She was lost. Why was she lost? Because her coach had dropped her off by the side of a highway, four miles south of the town we live in, by herself, and just left her. It was part of cross country practice. No supervision. If she had been stung by a bee, had tripped and hurt herself, or had some other medical emergency, no one would have been there to help her. (at this juncture, you should know that I offered to volunteer to help with cross country, but since I do not attend a Christian church, my offer was rejected. The school staff thought it better to take chances with a child's safety in the way I just described) When my daughter realized that she did not know her way back, she started to wander on a side road, hoping it would bring her to a house, or another person. This area has a lot of commercial farms, and there were no houses or places my daughter could go to for help.

Back to my eight year old son.......Twenty minutes went by. While he did not realize the signifigance of his conversation with Mr. Cross County Coach, (also Mr. Guidance Counselor) he did realize that no one knew where his sister was, and it was getting later and later, and no one was looking for her. So he told me about it. I looked all over town, called all her friends, searched the school (why was the school left unlocked after everyone had gone home?) and finally started home to call the police, when a couple of senior boys drove up with my crying daughter in their car. It was still within a few minutes of when I found out she was missing, but this cross country coach had known all afternoon, and had not called the police, or spoken to me. Why? I guess whatever he cared about, it WASN'T my daughter. Well.........I actually DO care about my daughter. Nowhere else have I met a teacher that did NOT care, at least a little, about the children he teaches, but I think that is what the problem is with Mr. Cross Country Coach/ Guidance Counselor.

Suppose it was not young men from her school who found her, but a dangerous person? I have been told time and time again by the people who live in this small Kansas town that "those things don't happen here", and "there ARE no dangerous people here", but there was a sex offender whose address was within half a mile of where my daughter was abandoned. The police were quick to point that out, but the principal only argued his harmlessness as a sex offender with them and the school board is not worried about the incident.

My children no longer participate in cross country at their school. It isn't safe

Monday, August 14, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Another Word About Public School Enrollment Fees

Textbook Rentals. That's what someone from the superintendent's office at Vermillion, USD 380, in Kansas told yours truly about the unlawful tuition that Dean Dalinghaus, the principal of Frankfort School, in Frankfort, Kansas, charges the parents of the unlucky children who attend his institution. According to federal law, there is no such thing as a "textbook rental" in a public school for a required course. If a student loses or destroys a textbook, it is, of course, another matter; but Frankfort has no legal business charging any parent 50.00 for its moth eaten, outdated, information-challenged tomes that are seldom even read by students.

Prior to paying for a "textbook rental", each parent should inspect the property for which the unlawful tuition is purported to pay. Is the textbook torn up or missing pages? Was it published in 1953? Was it written and compiled by authors whose contributions to the subject matter have been superseded by better authorities? If so, the school should not charge, in the name of state and federal government, for the use of the published material.

The savvy parent should also call the publishing company used by the school and inquire about the actual prices paid by the school for these textbooks. Have the books already been paid off, many times over, by parents who have paid "textbook rentals"? If so, it is very inappropriate and legally questionable, even in cases wherein such a fee is legal, to force a parent to pay for such a thing. How much would the publishing company charge a parent for a new or used textbook? Shouldn't the parent have this information, up front, before paying rental fees? One would not rent a car, or a home, without knowing the actual cost of purchase, so why not find out how much a used book would cost?

USD 380 and Dean Dalinghaus should stop charging tuition for public school. If Dalinghaus wishes to charge parents more money than the actual value of his product, he should attempt to pimp his product in the private market for childhood education, and find out, there, the actual value of his services and textbooks.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Public Schools And Enrollment Fees

Here are some words that appeared on this site a couple of years ago, and as it is almost time for public schools in Kansas to open their seldom locked, unsecured doors again, this message is appropriate for parents who do not wish to pay more than they already pay, via their property taxes and mill levies, for a substandard product. If your childrens' school is charging these unlawful enrollment fees, you do not have to pay. Refuse to be intimidated.

Some of the public schools in Kansas have taken to the unlawful practice of charging "enrollment fees". This is against federal law, and every time a case concerning enrollment fees has gone to court, brought by either the school or parents, the parents have won because the practice of charging for public education is unlawful. The American Civil Liberties Union has gotten involved in a few cases involving this issue, as well.

It appears that the (ahem) school, and I use the word "school" very loosely here, in Frankfort, Kansas is up to their usual unlawful stunts again in regard to extorting money from parents. The "tuition" charged this year for each student is $50.00. This does not include activity fees. There is no information revealing the purpose of the fee, or what is actually covered by it. Frankfort does, after all, garner state and federal dollars, in order to pay staff to yak on their cell phones most of the day, or surf the internet. Why is it all-encompassing to charge money that is legally not allowed to be charged?

In the past, when yours truly sent children to school in Frankfort, she refused to pay the "enrollment fees", stating emphatically that her "fees" were already covered by the mill levy and property taxes she pays each year. This would naturally bring on threats from the principal, promising everything from refusal to admit students to crying to a collection agency. The principal discovered that he cannot refuse to enroll any student in his district, regardless of fees; and that legitimate collection agencies are loth to intervene in matters wherein the so-called obligor owes nothing.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Through The Lens Of Siriunsun's Camera

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Something To Consider

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