Time to feel good about yourself.

You want to feel good about yourself?  Take a little pleasure in knowing that you are smarter than Mark Zuckerberg.  Yeah, he may know more about computers and the internet than you, but I promise you, that's it.  You are smarter than him in every other way.  You would have known that giving the Newark, New Jersey public school system $100 million would be just like throwing it down a rat hole, but it gets even better.

You are also smarter than these idiots.  Click on the link, and listen to the video, as they they attempt to explain what happened to the money, and why it didn't do a damned bit of good. They totally miss on explaining what happened to the money.  

For you liberals out there, here's what happened to a good part of the money.  Remember, Zuckerberg gave them that money four years ago, so you can multiply the figure in this headline by at least three.  That's half of the $100 million, right there.  Now that you know that, you can easily imagine where the rest of it went.  That money had about as much chance of getting to the students as the Chicago Cubs have getting to the World Series.
source: EAG News

Absent teacher rules cost Newark schools $16.2 million in 2013-14

NEWARK, N.J. – It’s hardly a secret that the Newark, Jersey school district is a financial disaster.

In 2013 it had a budget deficit of $57 million, according to media reports. A year later the shortfall wasn’t quite so large, but was still a staggering $42 million.
The district has incurred a lot of negative publicity for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on travel agencies, catering services, restaurants and various forms of entertainment.
Last year a prominent state senator called for an investigation of reports that the school district spent $22,000 per month for 15 months on catered meals and take-out food.
But there’s more to the story than all of that. The school district spends a great deal of money on unnecessarily lavish labor costs, as well.
Some are the result of various provisions in the district’s teacher union contract. A good example is a very generous paid sick and personal day policy, which forced the district to spend about $13.7 million on salaries for absent teachers in the 2013-14 academic year, as well as $2.5 million as compensation for unused sick days.
Inflated salaries, mostly for administrators, have been another huge problem. In 2012-13 the school district paid 292 employees more than $100,000 in straight salary, totaling a staggering $33.4 million.
It’s a wonder Newark taxpayers are not marching in the streets, demanding change and accountability.
The paid absence policies in the teacher union contract are an open invitation to rampant absenteeism.
Employees covered by the contract – which comprise a large percentage of the district payroll – are given 15 paid sick days and three paid personal days for a nine-month school year.
In 2013-14, the district’s approximately 2,776 teachers took a combined 17,202 sick days and 5,869 personal days. That comes out to an average of 8.3 paid absences per teacher.
They were paid a combined $13.7 million for days they were not working. The district did not respond to a request for the amount of money spent on substitute teachers.

Theory number two

Obama is an Islamist superhero.

"The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."

It has already been suggested that the White House could be a Islamist terrorist sleeper cell, but what if it goes even deeper than that? What if Obama is not only indirectly responsible for recent acts of terrorism, but actually committed many terrorist acts by himself, or more accurately, by his alter ego, Crescentman? What if Obama is actually an Islamist superhero? 

It would explain a lot.  From his questionable background, which fits well into the typical mysterious superhero profile, to his anti-American rhetoric and actions.

Perhaps the most compelling evidence is the "Where was Clark Kent when this happened" coincidences, as pointed out by Lubbock Online -

Would this explain why the location of President Obama is apparently still unknown during the time of the Islamic Terrorist attack on the United States Consulate and Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi?  What of Obama’s disappearance during the time of the Islamic Terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo?
Now you might accuse me of throwing together a number of random facts and observations and using them to come up with some outlandish story, but that worked well for the global warming nuts. Look how far they've gotten with their theory.

Mighty Powerful Words

source: Mad world News

“A god who is insecure enough to be offended by a cartoon, and incompetent to the level that he wants you to avenge for him, is not a god worthy of worship, but a devil who is leading you to your demise.
“When people challenged Jesus, he made them walk on water, raised them from the dead, and healed their sickness to prove ‘who He Is’ … But when people challenged Mohamed, he chopped their heads off to prove his power as a prophet … Well you chop my head off as much as you want. My heart will continue to call on the name of my savior Jesus Christ.
                                                       - Mark Christian

I think it came about as part of the Reformation

source: Reuters

Feel free to breastfeed here, pope tells mothers in Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis baptises a newborn during a solemn mass in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican January 11, 2015. Pope Francis baptized 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and told the mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried or were hungry. REUTERS-Osservatore Romano
1 OF 4. Pope Francis baptises a newborn during a solemn mass in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican January 11, 2015. Pope Francis baptized 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and told the mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried or were hungry.

(Reuters) - Pope Francis baptized 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and told the mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried or were hungry.


I've never been to the Sistine Chapel before, but I think the Lutherans have a better idea here.  The mothers' room in the back of the church, was where women (ladies, as we would refer to them) would take care of crying and hungry babies.

The mothers' room was usually vacant, so it was a great place to goof off and bullshit with your friends during the service when you were ushering.  

Liberalism Hits a Brick Wall

I suppose it’s too early to to glean any satisfaction from the fallout of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, but I am going to try anyway.  It seems that Bernard Holtrop, a cartoonist for the French paper is angered with the sudden unholy alliance with the right.

source: malaymailonline
‘We vomit’ on Charlie Hebdo’s sudden friends, staff cartoonist says  
THE HAGUE, Jan 10 — A prominent Dutch cartoonist at Charlie Hebdo heaped scorn on the French satirical weekly’s “new friends” since the massacre at its Paris offices on Wednesday.
“We have a lot of new friends, like the pope, Queen Elizabeth and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. It really makes me laugh,” Bernard Holtrop, whose pen name is Willem, told the Dutch centre-left daily Volkskrant in an interview published today.
Read more.  This time it’s worth it.  Go ahead and click on the link and read the entire article.

He may seem angry, but it is more likely that he is confused. He can’t understand the sudden flow of support for Charlie Hebdo from the right.  He rejects it and embraces it, all in one short interview.  As you read the above article, you can almost see the gears in Holtrop’s brain struggle to turn as he attempts to distance himself from those who are most opposed to an ideology that endorses killing him.  

“We vomit on all these people who suddenly say they are our friends.”

“A few years ago, thousands of people took to the streets in Pakistan to demonstrate against Charlie Hebdo. They didn’t know what it was. Now it’s the opposite, but if people are protesting to defend freedom of speech, naturally that’s a good thing.”
Nevermind that the thousands of people protesting in Pakistan were on the same side as those who just killed his friends, and the people now protesting to defend freedom of speech, have been opposed to radical Islamist extremism all along.  
There’s really nothing confusing about it at all, unless your mind has been preprogrammed with liberalism, in which case you would be unable to deal with coincidence, irony, and paradox. (Even though you would often be the cause of them.)  Perhaps the video clip below would best illustrate what is going on in Holtrop’s mind right now.

The reason why leftists are having such a problem with all this is because it proves that the right wingers were right all along.  Unchecked immigration, especially by those who are violently opposed to the beliefs and moralities of your own culture, is a bad idea.
That might seem like a no-brainer, but it is a no-brainer that is endorsed by the right.  Western liberalism for the past seventy five years or so, has been based upon opposing anything conservatives believe in.
If conservatism is based upon looking at what has and has not worked well in the past and using that as a guide as we go along, it’s easy to understand why liberals so often end up looking foolish.  
It might also seem like a no brainer that leftists are going to cut their losses, and drop the whole soft on radical Islamist terrorism thing, but don’t count on it.  If the left ever does admit that letting thousands and thousands of militant Muslim extremists into their countries was a bad idea, they just might have to consider that some of their other ideas might not be so good either.

I couldn't agree more.

I saw this at Just a Car Guy and I couldn't agree more!  All kinds of other great car stuff there too.

If you like cars, you should check out Just a Car Guy everyday.  Best automotive blog ever!

Who's the more hard-core rocker?

To be fair, I do not know everything about Bono's injury, but come on.  He doesn’t know if he will ever be able to play guitar again?

I bet that Rick Allen would call him a pussy.

Allen rolled a Corvette.

Bono fell off a bicycle.