Friday, May 18, 2018

Another School Shooting

Today, a school shooting occured in Sante Fe, Texas.
Per the press conference going on now, there are about 10 people killed, with the possibility a police officer killed.
Pipe bombs have been at the school and off the campus.
One suspect has been arrested and a person of interest has been detained.
From the Gavel stone County Daily:  Galveston County Judge Mark Henry reports that nine people — eight students and a teacher — are dead in the shooting at Santa fe High School. Two people are in custody, one a suspect and one person Henry described as a person of interest. Police are investigating what they worry are explosive devices both on the campus and at an undisclosed place off campus in Santa Fe, Henry said. 
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center had received seven patients and Mainland Medical Center received two, officials said.
UPDATE: 11:10 a.m.
Two adult gunshot victims being treated at the University of Texas Medical Branch are in critical medical condition and a teenaged victim is in good condition, officials said.
A victim described as a middle-aged male was in surgery, officials said.
A woman described also as middle-aged had been shot in the leg, officials said.
A boy younger than 18, presumed to be a student, was in good condition with a gunshot wound to the leg, officials said.
UPDATE: 11 a.m.
As many as 10 people, including two adults are dead in a shooting at Santa fe High School this morning, according to the Galveston County Sheriff.
Prayers to all those involved.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Of Course Journalists Should Be Licensed

President Trump implied that journalists should be licensed or at least held to to a certain to a specific standard.
Of course, said journalists are outraged because after all, they are better people than anybody else on the globe.
Let's look at some occupations that are licensed by most, if not all jurisdictions.
Doctor, nurse, CNA, physical, occupational and speech therapists, teachers and teacher aides, barbers, beauticians, bartenders, truck and taxi drivers, clergy (if they perform marriages), pharmacists, police officers, firefighters, EMT and paramedics, stockbrokers, fast food workers, child care workers, lawyers, business owners, drivers of any kind, CPA's and accountants, security guards, rail road engineers, pilots, social  workers, any juvenile who wants to work and the list can go on and on.
In fact, most jobs have some kind of government over site.
Except journalists.
Why are they so darn special?
License journalists.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Another Hypocrite Politician Bites The Dust

From Mediaite: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned following the stunning New Yorker report on four women accusing him of physical violence.
The women — two of whom went public with their identities — all allege physical abuse and violence from Schneiderman, among the many many disturbing claims detailed in the New Yorker piece, including threats he made.
The women — two of whom went public with their identities — all allege physical abuse and violence from Schneiderman, among the many many disturbing claims detailed in the New Yorker piece, including threats he made.
One woman, who Schneiderman dated for nearly two years, claimed the former attorney general slapped her across the face violently, an assault which left her ear injured for months. Three others had similar stories about Schneiderman’s violence and abusive behavior.
In response to the report, Schneiderman denied he engaged in any non-consensual behavior and said he had been “role-playing.” Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand had called on him to resign earlier tonight.
Will liberals in New York investigate the beat downs by another liberal.
And President Trump seems might tame compared to this New York thug.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Arizona Teacher Strike Over

From the Kingman Daily Miner:
Unable to convince Republicans to provide more cash for K-12 education, members of the #RedForEd movement told members late Tuesday to go back to work.
But not until Thursday. And not until lawmakers give final approval to the budget and teacher pay plan, now scheduled for later today.
Noah Karvelis, one of the organizers of Arizona Educators United, said the movement - and the strike that began this past Thursday - already has scored several key victories.
He said the Republican-controlled Legislature agreed last month to extend the 0.6-cent sales tax for education beyond its 2020 expiration date. That was not something that was even on Gov. Doug Ducey's agenda when the session started in January.
More significant, Ducey has agreed to an average 9 percent pay hike for teachers for the coming school year, with a 5 percent increase the following year and an identical increase the year after that. By contrast, the budget the governor presented to lawmakers included just a one-time 1 percent increase.
Karvelis said the budget still leaves the #RedForEd movement far short of its original goals.
But he said that it has now become obvious that this is the best educators will get, at least this year.
This whole strike was about politics, with the liberal teachers union taking on the GOP in Arizona.
There were no winners in this but the children of the State certainly lost.