Fourth Grader Shames School Board on Testing

This girl is definitely going places.

Sydney Smoot, a fourth grader at Brooksville Elementary in Florida, had some harsh words for the Hernando County School Board earlier this month on the state’s restrictive standardized testing program.

She told the board:

“This testing looks at me as a number. One test defines me as either a failure or a success through a numbered rubric. One test at the end of the year that the teacher or myself will not even see the grade until after the school year is already over. I do not feel that all this FSA testing is accurate to tell how successful I am. It doesn’t take in account all of my knowledge and abilities, just a small percentage.”

Smoot even provided the board with suggestions for how to make the testing process – known as The Florida Standards Assessment Test – more productive, such as breaking the larger test up into smaller, more frequent tests throughout the year. read more at ijreview.com.

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The Real Reason Harry Reid is Retiring

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) explains his shocking decision to not seek re-election and retire when his term ends in 2016 by telling the New York Times, “he was worried his race would consume campaign money that would be needed in other competitive states as Democrats try to regain control of the Senate.”

“I think it is unfair for me to be soaking up all the money to be re-elected with what we are doing in Maryland, in Pennsylvania, in Missouri, in Florida,” Reid told the Times.

Reid said neither his recent eye injury nor concern over his chances of winning played a factor in his decision.

But the real reason Reid is retiring may have nothing to do with any of these excuses and everything to do with his concerns that a possible Republican Presidential victory in 2016 would lead to the appointment of a Republican Attorney General in January 2017.

A Republican Attorney General would be almost certain to initiate a criminal investigation into Reid’s abuse of his political power in a brazen intervention in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) issuance of EB-5 visas to investors in a Las Vegas casino and hotel that was represented by his son, Rory Reid, as was highlighted in a report released by the Inspector General of DHS last week.

“I think Harry Reid’s getting out of town ahead of the posse,” former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova tells Breitbart News. Read more at breitbart.com.

 

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Hysteria Over Cruz Illustrates What We’re Up Against

CRUZ CONVENTION

 

Cruz Fights

William Warren, Americans for United Government

By Lloyd Marcus, a proud unhyphenated American

Wow! Can you believe how Ted Cruz is catching it from both sides in response to his powerful speech announcing his quest to win the White House in 2016? As expected, the Left is doing their typical thing calling Cruz extreme, stupid and crazy. Conservatives are taking shots at Cruz because he has not mastered walking on water.

Folks, this is what you get when you have the cojones to take a bold stand for liberty and conservatism. The hysteria, outrage, slings and arrows coming from both sides of the political aisle targeted at Cruz is what a true conservative must be willing to endure.

For crying out loud, Cruz simply trumpeted traditional principles and values that Americans have celebrated since the Republic’s founding; American Exceptionalism, liberty, freedom, hard work, God and country. The problem is without even realizing it, many have succumb to the Left successfully tainting their thinking, lowering the nation’s behavioral bar and forcing political correctness down our throats. So when a Ted Cruz comes along, his message sounds edgy to those hearing it for the first time. And yet, I believe many will be instinctively drawn to it.

Why? Because conservatism connects with our higher self/spirit. It inspires people to be the best they can be. That is what attracted me to conservatism.

Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice….and follow me.” Without a miracle, conservatism will not resonate with lazy deadbeats filled with class envy and hatred for achievers. It is a foreign language to them. All they care about is handouts and a free ride. Let the Democrats continue pandering to them; the chickens and turtles. Let’s take the higher ground, striving to attract eagles which I believe are a majority of the American people. This is why the Left is so terrified of Cruz, he knows how to spread the good news of conservatism.

Folks, we must stop Obama’s quest to diminish who we are, reducing us to a nation of part-time workers, dependent and subservient to big government. In the name of our founding fathers, we are Americans! Let’s act like it!  Read more at Lloydmarcus.com.

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#Bergdahl Live Twitter Hashtag Rally – TONIGHT

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Bergdahl Live Twitter

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Hat  tip: Jim Sharp

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Megyn Kelly Grills Jen Psaki: Did Bergdahl Really Serve with ‘Honor?’

In the aftermath of the U.S. Army charging Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion, Megyn Kelly faced off with State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki Wednesday night. The Fox News host wanted to know if the Obama Administration still thinks Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction” as National Security Adviser Susan Rice said after his freedom was traded for the release of five Taliban detainees last spring.

Source: Fox News and Mediaite  Hat/Tip: Usa News Page

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Gen. Barry McCaffrey: WH Comments on Bergdahl Are ‘Incomprehensible’ – They Knew What Happened.  hat/tip: Washington Free Beacon

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Matt Lee Doesn’t Suffer the State (of Confusion) Department

This compilation of Jen Psaki’s remarks to AP Warrior Matt Lee is only fitting as the State Department’s Stonewaller-in-Chief transitions to her new position at the White House.  She has had more dodges than Pichard Petty.

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Celebrate Five Years of Obamacare

Five YearsObamacare was signed into federal law on March 23rd, 2010.  The edict was written in such a way so that most of its horrible provisions didn’t take effect right away, but rather gradually kicked in over time. This was done to allow the unknowing masses to get used to having Obamacare around and to prevent them from feeling the pain right away. Did someone say 2012 and 2014 elections?  Well after five years, the time for the pain has come.  So rejoice and celebrate higher deductibles, higher co-pays, higher premiums and and more taxes.  And after you sober up, have another round and celebrate fewer doctors, fewer insurance plans to choose from, fewer working hours and in general, less access to care.  But not to worry, just sit down and fine tune your NCAA basketball bracket sheets and everything will be fine.

Show your pride!

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A Petulant Child – Obama Takes Uneasy Stance with Netanyahu, Israel: Can’t Just ‘Hold Hands and Sing Kumbaya’

Petulant: Having or showing the attitude of people who become angry and annoyed when they do not get what they want.

Obama Petulant

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

By Charlie Spiering

WASHINGTON D.C. – At the East Room of the White House today, President Obama signaled that he wasn’t prepared to forget Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments characterized as rejecting the idea of a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Referring to Netanyahu’s statement before the election, Obama said he “took him at his word,” even though the Israeli Prime Minister walked back his statement after winning the Israeli election.

Obama signaled frustration that the media continued to portray the conflict between himself and Netanyahu as personal.

“I have a very businesslike relationship with the prime minister,” he said, using the same word that he often applies to his relationship with Vladimir Putin.

“He is representing his country’s interests the way he thinks he needs to and I’m doing the same,” he said calling the issue of the two state solution a “clear substantive challenge.” Read more at breitbart.com.

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Ted Cruz Announces Presidential Run

March 23rd, 2015: In a speech on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce a presidential bid for 2016. It is fitting that Cruz picked this campus to announce, as he has clearly championed Liberty throughout his lifetime. And it is no accident, in my opinion, that he chose today to announce, as it is the fifth anniversary of the signing of Obamacare into law.

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Trevor Loudon has Some Advice for Ted Cruz

Trevor Loudon, a New Zealand author, speaker and political activist, spoke at an event hosted by the Greater Orlando Tea Party on September 26th, 2014. In this short excerpt of his presentation, Mr. Loudon gives some poignant advice to a future 2016 Republican presidential hopeful (Ted Cruz).

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