Thursday, June 25, 2009

King Willie Abdicates

The unbelievable has happened. Willie Herenton announced today that he is resigning effective July 10. He said that he was resigning to pursue a seat in Congress, but according to other sources Willie is being investigated by the FBI, again, for the misuse of campaign funds, and an indictment is likely in July. Because he such a slimy slime ball, I highly doubt an indictment will be forthcoming, but I will keep this blog updated.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I'm torn about this particular subject- I do believe that parents have the right to home school their children, and that in matters of home school the government should largely BUTT OUT. For me the issue comes from personal experience- I loved school, the whole experience. I can learn anywhere, but I particularly enjoyed the social aspects of school, and the long lasting relationships made with my peers, and especially those established with my teachers. Teachers make a long lasting impression on children, and the best teachers are those who guide, and encourage, and teach. I've had several excellent teachers, Mr. Cook- who drilled into my head diagramming sentences, and how an essay should be written, Mrs. Banks- who first taught me about the holocaust, the horrors people can do to each other, and encouraging further my love of history. Ms. Foster- my math teacher, through who's teaching I learned to love math, and forced me to take an extra year of math, making my college experience easier. And Coach Stephenson, who's AP European History class remains my all time favorite, and because of my experience in his class I decided to pursue my degree in history. It is because of these teachers that I am seriously considering teaching, and if I should decide to, I hope that I can be as good a teacher as they were. School also gave me the opportunity, early on, to stand up for my beliefs, and what was right- irregardless of the consequences.

However, all parts of school are not pleasant. I shall never forget the teacher who told me that I would never amount to anything, or the various school bullies. But until lately, I've not really been considering homeschooling as an option for any of my future children. Until my sister started homeschooling my nephews, I'd never met a home schooled child who was "normal" they were all slightly off. Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the home schooling conference with my sister, in San Antonio TX, since then I have been seriously considering the home school option. Because I learned that if the parent is aware and is active in expanding both child's mind and social experiences, that homeschooling will top anything that public or private school can offer.

I've been dwelling on this since I recently saw a school's summer reading list, on this list were books that my children will never read, full of content that glorifies "alternative" life styles, teen promiscuity, and liberal ideas. I also know that certain agendas are becoming more aggressively pushed in the public schools, and they are things that I do not want my children exposed to. So I'm seriously considering homeschooling, to the point that if I can home school, I probably will.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Political Correct History

In Sunday's Commercial Appeal (the local paper) there was an article about Nathan Bedford Forrest Park. In the opening paragraph it states: "Nathan Bedford Forrest monument in the Downtown park named for the Ku Klux Klan leader," and later "what the park would look like if, magically, Forrest disappeared," and the conclusion, "And in a space that has been home to just one story -- Forrest's -- it was fitting that on this day, he had no one there to speak for him.
He sat there mute, trapped as if in prison, as the future danced all around him."

FIRST OF ALL MS. THOMAS, Nathan Bedford Forrest was a great Confederate General, and Leader, and I know in your political correct, deluded sense of history he is displayed as a the devil's spawn, but in actuality he was a brilliant leader, a hero of the Civil War. But no, she labeled as "the Ku Klux Klan leader," reducing him to nothing more than a racist, demented bigot, as the politically correct version of history portrays him.

As for the second part, "what the park would look like if, magically, Forrest disappeared," seeing as the is the South, I seriously doubt he will disappear, and I will protest every time it is brought up by the City Council. I am not a racist, or bigot, BUT I WILL NOT STAND FOR LIBERALS BULLDOZING OVER HISTORY. HISTORY SHOULD NOT BE REWRITTEN. REWRITING HISTORY LEADS TO BIGOTRY, RACISM, AND IGNORANCE!!!! Furthermore, the monument is not just a monument, it is the site of Forrest's burial, and it is illegal, in this instance, to move interred remains.

As for Ms. Thomas's final sentence "... a space that has been home to just one story -- Forrest's -- it was fitting that on this day, he had no one there to speak for him.He sat there mute, trapped as if in prison, as the future danced all around him," THE EVENT WAS SECRET, SO OF COURSE THERE WAS NO ONE TO SPEAK FOR HIM! Furthermore, in the article of glowing praise for the program that celebrates the diversity of Memphis heritages there was one that wasn't represented-MINE!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

King Willie to de-throne?

Recently it was made public that "the Honorable Mayor of Memphis, Dr. Willie Herenton" (I had the fire extinguisher ready, for I was quite expecting the keyboard to catch fire at that statement), has is considering running for Congress against Steve Cohen, in TN's district 9.

King Willie, Congressman? There were tons complaints about it in the paper... but seriously, King Willie is a democrat, Cohen is a democrat, therefore it doesn't matter which is elected, because District 9 is a Democrat district. Democrat either way, so I don't care which of them is elected, because if district 9 elects a Republican, I'd expect that the Apocalypse is coming.

If King Willie is elected to Congress he WILL HAVE TO VACATE THE MAYORAL POSITION. This opens up, for the first time in almost 2 decades, the possibility that Memphis will get a decent Mayor who will work to put it back other the map for something other than crime, and scandal.