Tag: Sacramento California

Your Best Damned Blog Post of the Week Award goes to Troglopundit

During the Leftist temper tantrum, AKA the Scott Walker recall. The Leftist accused Governor Walker of hurting “workers”. One of the groups most “hurt” by Walker, according to the union thugs, and whiny Libs were teachers. Walker was demonized in despicable fashion, and the poor, poor teachers were portrayed as his innocent victims. Well, we all know how the recall vote went. Walker won easily, and if that was not bad enough for the union types, 38% of union members dared to think for themselves and voted for Walker!

Worst of all, though, Wisconsin native Lance Burri rubbed salt in Left’s the electoral wounds by noting that, despite all the rhetoric, Walker’s policies are BETTER for good teachers!

This wouldn’t be happening to her then.

Despite just being named Sacramento’s “Teacher of the Year,” (6th-grade teacher Michelle) Apperson was laid off as part of a massive budget cut.

“It hurts on a personal level because I really love what I do,” Apperson, who taught all subjects, told KXTV-News 10. “But professionally and politically or economically, I get why it happens.”

Us, too. That’s why we’re avoiding it now.

The Sacramento City Unified School District has suffered approximately $143 million in budget cuts in recent years. School spokesperson Gabe Ross told News 10 that who gets laid off is mandated by state law and is based on seniority, not performance.

Wisconsin districts are, by and large, hiring teachers, not laying them off. And those “seniority, not performance” rules don’t apply here anymore, unless the local school boards want them to.

OUCH! The truth hurts! Of course, it is no secret that many of the union bosses care about their power, and not the workers, who are a source of money and not much more to the bosses, Fact is that the state that under Governor Walker was supposed to be so anti-teacher, is HIRING teachers, while other states, which have refused to do anything to reign in their budgets, are letting teachers go! Once more, Conservatism trumps Liberalism! Congratulations to Lance Burri, the first ever winner of the Blog Post of the Week Award!

Yes, I realize bestowing an award of this magnitude, OK, that is a stretch, upon Lance will surely make him impossible to live with for a month or so, but, frankly, he earned this honor! In one short, sweet, to the point post, Lance illustrated why unions have become BAD for teachers. So, again, congrats Lance, and, er, good luck on that whole head on a stick franchise you are dreaming of. I bet it will be called Lance’s Cheese Head on a Pole, or something similar.

Gun-Packing Santa Draws Fire – Sacramento News Story – KCRA Sacramento

Gun-Packing Santa Draws Fire – Sacramento News Story – KCRA Sacramento.

Good grief! One mentally unstable idiot whines and obsesses over a cardboard cutout of Santa, and the owner of the business caves in? The only “controversy” was a hypersensitive nutcase who could not get over herself. Sadly, her tantrum was rewarded. I hope the owner realizes that they have encouraged future miscreants like the woman in this story.

Newest target of Nanny Staters? Circumcisions!

Where will they stop? Please God do not let us find out!

You have to hand it to San Francisco legislators; they’re doing their part to awaken the country to the dangers of government overreach one lunatic ban after another.  First it was the toys in your Happy Meal, now it is your son’s penis:

“It’s genital mutilation,” said Lloyd Schofield, the author of a San Francisco ballot measure that would make it a “misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the…genitals” of a person under 18.

Baby boys in San Francisco may be relieved but not everybody agrees with a proposed ban.

“I just had him circumcised 3 weeks ago,” said Heather Wisnicky of Sacramento, mother of Tyler, a 6-week-old baby boy. “It’s a health issue. It’s cleaner,” she said.

Scientists with the Centers for Disease Control are still studying whether circumcisions are healthier, and have promised recommendations to the public. Meanwhile, according to the New York Times, a CDC researcher reported a sharp drop in the number of American parents choosing circumcision in hospitals – from 56 percent in 2006 to less than 33 percent last year.

“Most medical groups have not come out with strong opinions regarding pro or con circumcisions,” said CBS 5 medical reporter Dr. Kim Mulvihill. “Most are saying leave it up to the families, let them decide what’s right for their son.”

Ah, that’s a little much,” said Earl Phillips of San Francisco about the proposed ban. “That goes a little bit too far.”

Flag Removed: Interview with school Superintendent — KTXL

KTXL FOX40 – This is simply unacceptablde! The “supervisor” who told the child to take the flag off should be fired! Luckily the outrage made the wimps and political correctors eat their words and retreat. And the kids who might cause problems over an American flag need to be dealt with, and if they cannot learn to be tolerant, they ought to be booted out of school! If safety is a concern, then by George punish those who use threats of violence, not those exercising their rights!

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