Wisconsin School Under Fire For Assigning Outlandish Anti-Republican Test

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Students at Shattuck Middle School reportedly received an assignment recently that has some parents up in arms. According to EAG News, students at the Neenah, Wis., school were given a worksheet depicting two laborers, one of whom is laying bricks along a pathway while the other is removing them. Scroll down for video.

The former man was shown with the Democrat Party’s jackass symbol on his shirt, while the latter’s clothes bore an elephant associated with the GOP.

The eighth grade class was then instructed to analyze the photos and answer a series of questions about their behavior, culminating with the query: “What might this mean to us about immigration and citizenship?”

As it turns out, the two men reportedly signify the Democrat’s effort to build a so-called pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants contrasted by the position of many Republicans that America’s immigration laws should be enforced.

One parent, Scott Radies, was taken aback by the assignment, explaining he initially checked the back of the sheet “to see if the opposite view” was expressed. It wasn’t.

He then perused his son’s answers – for which he was given a perfect grade.

“When I saw his answers to the questions,” Radies explained, “and realized that the teacher gave him five out of five so apparently those answers that he gave were the ones she was looking for because he got them all right.”

Some of the answers he wrote to earn the grade included his analysis that “the Democrat is building [and] the Republican is destroying” and “that the Democrats want immigrants to come in and Republicans don’t.”

h/t: Right Wing News

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Scott Walker: Ivy League Lawyer In White House Has ‘Done A Pretty Lousy Job Of Leading’ U.S.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has taken some criticism by the liberal elites for not completing his undergraduate college degree. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean questioned Walker’s education and competency on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on February 12:

Scott Walker, were he to become president, would be the first president in many generations who did not have a college degree…The issue is, how well educated is this guy? And that’s a problem.

Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly asked the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate for his response to these complaints about his lack of a degree. Walker, who left Marquette University in his senior year to work full-time for the American Red Cross, laughed at Governor Dean’s insulting remarks:

I said it’s interesting, that’s kind of the elitist government-knows-best top-down approach from Washington we’ve heard from years. I don’t know about you, Megyn, but we’ve had an Ivy League-trained lawyer in the White House for the last six years, who was pretty good at reading off the teleprompter, but done a pretty lousy job leading this country. I’d rather have a fighter who’s actually proven he can take on the Big Government special interests and win.

Walker mentioned that many people have achieved success without a college degree.

I think there’s a lot of Americans out there that scratch their head and say, we have people who help found Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, plenty of other successful businesses and enterprises across this country that did the exactly same sort of thing I did – have an opportunity to start a career, an opportunity to start a business senior year of college and went out and did it.

The Wisconsin governor told The Kelly File host that he and his wife value higher education, but it’s not a necessity for success.

I have two kids in college, I hope they finish, I expect that. My wife and I are helping to fund their pathway along with the hard work they put in. So we value college for those who pursue that career; but in the end, you don’t have to have that to be successful, like many Americans have over the years.

Governor Walker has garnered 24 percent of the Iowa voters in a new poll, ahead of tied second place contenders Jeb Bush and Senator Rand Paul.

h/t: Weekly Standard

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Watch: St. Dept. Flak Who Said A Jobs Program Might Stop ISIS Terrorists Just Insulted Her Critics

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One could say it has long been a pillar of the true believer’s liberal view of the world that poverty and economic hardship are often the cause of bad behavior — that having little money or no job leads otherwise good people to do bad things.

And one might find this basic tenet of liberalism — now wrapped in such benevolent sounding terms as “social justice” or “economic equality” — in the notion so passionately promoted by the State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf.

As Western Journalism reported on Tuesday, Harf contended in an MSNBC interview that one way to attack terrorism is to ensure that potential terrorists, such as those militants fighting for the Islamic State, have good jobs. Her “jobs program” for terrorists solution to ISIS militancy drew sustained, withering fire from an untold number of critics who called it ridiculous and “theater of the absurd.”

But instead of backing down from her controversial comments, this Obama official doubled down.

Harf appeared on CNN’s “Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer Tuesday night and asserted that possibly her earlier “jobs” comments were simply “too nuanced for some” of her critics to understand.

She echoed that longstanding liberal philosophy that we need to get to the “root cause” of terrorism, which, in her opinion, was a “lack of economic opportunity” for young Muslim men drawn into terrorist activities.

We need to help those lost souls, argued the State Department flak, “do something more productive and positive with their life” so they wouldn’t be tempted to cuts peoples’ heads off or slaughter Christians or blow up schools full of kids.

In Marie Harf’s position as stated on CNN — and again, she’s an Obama official and front-line spokesperson for U.S. diplomatic efforts — there’s no acknowledgment of the fact that murderous extremists may be motivated not by the directionless despair of poverty, but by their all-embracing belief in radical Islam that calls for the conversion or the death of infidels.

For ISIS savages, it just may be that eliminating their enemies and setting up an Islamic caliphate is doing something “productive and positive with their life.”

By clicking on the video above, you can watch Marie Harf belittling her critics for being too dense to understand her “nuanced” position on combating terror by combating unemployment in the Muslim world.

h/t: Mediaite

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Divest From Fossil Fuels? Not If You Like Your Life

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Some billionaire limousine liberals are funding a divestment campaign to have people “break up with fossil fuels” this Valentine’s day.

But do they have any idea that means they can’t run their computers, charge their phones, or–yikes–watch documentaries about global warming?

Per the website Big Green Radicals:

This week, radical activists such as Bill McKibben, who runs 350.org, are asking Americans to “break up” with fossil fuels by divesting from fossil fuel investments. Folks like McKibben want to ban the use of plentiful fossil fuels, such as natural gas, to provide affordable energy for the world. With fossil fuels providing about 80% of our energy, McKibben’s proscription for the U.S. would be an economic and social disaster. Fossil fuels provide about 80% of our nation’s energy. Without fossil fuels—and fossil fuel byproducts like plastics—we wouldn’t have a whole host of consumer products such as cell phones and computers—or the energy to power them.

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Southern Poverty Law Center Places Dr. Ben Carson On Its Extremist Watch List

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Dr. Ben Carson was recently placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s extremist watch list.

Carson is a famous neurosurgeon and political commentator who became Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins University at the age of 33. He is famous for his work separating conjoined twins.

He is the author of multiple books, including his autobiography Gifted Hands, which was made into a movie.

Carson was identified in 2001 by CNN and Time Magazine as one of the nation’s twenty foremost physicians and scientists. He was awarded the Springarn Medal, the highest honor given by the NAACP.

Nevertheless, the Southern Poverty Law Center has described him as extremist and said that he “rapidly ascended as a far-right political star after publicly scolding President Obama, whom he sat a few feet away from, at a National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center then states:

Carson’s reproach of Obama for his health care and tax policies went viral, unleashing a flood of adulation from right-wing media and hate groups. Carson’s own story as an “up by the bootstraps” black man reared in poverty translated into an inspiring, magnetic narrative that captured media attention. Soon he was appearing as the keynoter at a rash of right-wing and hate group gatherings, linking gays with pedophiles, comparing the U.S. to Nazi Germany and endorsing biblical economic practices for 21st century America. A movement to draft Carson as a presidential candidate took off in 2014, raising more than $7 million by June, according to its website. Carson has coyly declined to say whether he would run as a Republican or on a third-party ticket, but media interviews suggest that he is increasingly willing to run on some ticket.

What do you think of Dr. Ben Carson officially being labeled as an extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center?

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