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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Wednesday

Liberals are taking their anti-war stance a bit too far - attacking the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at local high schools. Leftist teachers claim the JROTC programs are being used as a feeder for the war machine in Iraq, even though a infinitely small handful of JROTC students ever go to the military or are even deemed qualified for service. A high school student who turned his grades and attitude around in the program found himself the target of Roosevelt High School teacher Martha Guerrero. The teacher asked him if he would die in Iraq and if he felt embarrassed to wear the uniform. Guerrero should be fired. Anyone want to take up that cause?

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal reports that government attempts to bring about "affordable housing" may be crumbling. The Council has failed to enact "inclusionary zoning" programs and building of market race housing is going forward - as it should.

Greg Nelson writing at CityWatch explores an interesting idea floating around the Neighborhood Council world - de-linking the Councils from the City. The Councils would become independent non-profit organizations but be able to apply to the city for cash grants, in-kind services and special access privileges.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Roosevelt is one of the lowest performing high schools in the city. The teachers opposing JROTC have such an anti-military attitude that the successes that students experience because of this program are ignored. Placing teachers' goals above student success is not what school is about.

This is all happening at a time when the District is looking for ways to reduce truancy which eventually leads to dropping out.

If the actual record on recruitment is correct, then the teachers are really pushing their own agenda since actual entry into the military by these students is an unlikely event.

Why does a teacher, Guerrero, take an anti-war position, yet have a Che Guevara flag in the classroom. Killing was his business, actually murder. Shouldn't an anti-death position apply to both sides of a conflict?

And what happened to enforcement of the LAUSD's "anti-bullying" policy? Teacher's have an even greater duty to refrain from bullying students, which is what happened, according to the story. Why was no action taken against the teacher by the principal or other administrative sources? Another example of ineffective application of policies.

A lot of the events in the story sound as if they should be happening only outside of the school, and not allowed during school time. T-shirts with any messages are subject to scrutiny when worn by students, and there is not any reason to exclude teachers from the same scrutiny.

There is a dearth of success in LAUSD programs, and efforts to dump this one do a disservice to the students. The content of the story shows that a lot of anti-military sentiment is a sign of anti-American values, as well.

February 21, 2007 12:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What grant programs does the City have that de-linked NC's would be applying for? The Clowncil would love nothing more than to be able to stop handing out fifty grand per NC and use it to buy police or pothole filler.

Why would, or should, they create some grant program to give free hand-outs to a bunch of hostile ingrates if they didn't have to?

February 21, 2007 4:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

...Seeking to avert a confrontation with police, organizers of an immigrant rights rally that was proposed to be held without a permit this Saturday in downtown Los Angeles agreed to postpone the event until April 7.
After the permit was denied, some activists threatened to go ahead with the rally without a permit, but police warned they would arrest people if a large crowd gathered without city permission.
There were some gut reactions from people who felt this is a free speech issue so 'we are going to be there with or without a permit,' " said Juan Jose Gutierrez of Latino Movement USA. "But I think when the dust settled, none of us wanted to be in a confrontational mood with the authorities."

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Jose Huizar negotiated a compromise in which activists would be granted a permit for April 7 for an event expected to draw more than 50,000 people.

THIS SHOWS THE ARROGANCE AND THE DEMANDING ATTITUDE THESE IDIOTS HAVE AND ANTONIO AND JOSE JUMP FOR THEM. LOTS OF LATINOS IN THIS CITY ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE ILLEGALS. GUITERREZ TOLD LAPD OFFICIALS THE MARCH COULDN'T BE MOVED BECAUSE OVER 10,000 FLYERS AND PUBLICITY WAS OUT SAYING THE DATE. OH NOW THEY CAN MOVE IT...IDIOTS. HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST TAXPAYERS FOR OFFICERS, DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION, FIRE DEPT. ETC.

February 21, 2007 7:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And clowncil sits and does nothing.

dailynews.com

DWP overtime scam
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power workers racked up more than $100 million in overtime pay in just one 11-month period, with some employees claiming extra pay even on days when they took some time off, according to an internal audit of the utility.

February 21, 2007 7:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny quote

Councilman Jack Weiss deftly dodged the question of whether his presence meant he backed Obama for president: "I'm here because I want to see the phenomenon. I mean if Bruce Springsteen came to town, I'd want to see that too."

February 21, 2007 8:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

GOOD BLOGGING MORNING !!!

OUTTAKES FROM THE RED SPOT INSTITUTE

1. "OBAMA MANIA HITS L.A.":
In the immortal words of the offical "LIFEGUARD" of the "BLUECRATS", Ted Kennedy, "OSAMA OBAMA" has come to town !! . The African-American "POLLORAIGOSA", brought his presidential campaign to the streets of Crenshaw drawing thousands. Included in the mass of govermental dependency were "CLOWNCIL MEMBERS" Jack Weiss and Janice Hahn. It amazes me that these junkies of goverment are always drawn to candidates that exult "SYMBOLISM OVER SUBSTANCE". Even better is the turn out in the Hollywood community where a brewing jihad is in the making between the "CLINTONISTAS" and "OBAMANISTAS". Stay Tune.

2."HIS POLLONESS IN SACRAMENTO":
"HIS POLLONESS" and willing "POLLONISTAS" were in the state capital protesting the first funding list for highway bond money. With buddies such as "FLABIAN", "BOSS MOLINA", "CRACKER PERATA" and the approval of the "KENNEDY REPUBLICAN". The mob from SoCal piled on the Tranportation Commission that was apointed by the "KENNEDY REPUBLICAN". We can all agree that our at freeways are at capacity. Are "COYOTE EXPRESS", err, HOV lanes the answer ? Or as one letter writer to the "LA ANTONIA TIMES" stated today, simply that they are too many people and cars. Thus we need to stop our runaway growth ??

3."ADVOCATION IN LAUSD":
As a LAUSD graduate who was not brain washed by the "BLUE THEOCRATS OF EDUCATION" (ie. Leftists). What is going on at Roosevelt and other schools in LAUSD is cause for concern in regards to "TOLERANCE" for all viewpoints. In the last couple of weeks, we have seen articles in the "LA ANTONIA TIMES" that have highlighted the "FAR LEFT VIEWS" of the "UTLA POTIBURO", The mayors ideas for schools, now the blatant propaganda that takes place in the classrooms. There is also a push toward creating "SOCIAL JUSTICE ACADEMIES". If these purveyers of "ADVOCATION OVER EDUCATION" have their way, homework will be replace by protesting, standardize tests will be replace by classes on victims of society, and "JUAN AND JUANITA" will become re-educated tools devoid of critcal thought.

FREEDOM AND FREE ENTERPRISE

"RED SPOT OF REASON IN CD 14"

February 21, 2007 10:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yo Higby:

Montañez gets her reward
When former Assemblywoman Cindy Montañez made like the good Democrat and dropped out of the race for City Council to make way for State Sen. Richard Alarcon, you just knew there would be some payoff (oops, wrong word — let's say consideration) down the road. She made things easier for Mayor Villaraigosa, the unions and others who sought to avoid a messy internecine fight in the Northeast Valley. One piece of her reward package has now become clear. Tucked away in yesterday's council referral file is Villaraigosa's nomination of Montañez, the former mayor of San Fernando, for the Los Angeles planning commission. Once confirmed she would fill out the term vacated by Andres Irlando, who resigned earlier this month. Of course that's officially an unpaid post, so many expect to see her also get a lucrative state commission or board post from the mayor's friends in Sacramento. (She already did: the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board pays $123,987 per year for one board meeting a month. Speaker Fabian Nuñez appointed her last month.)

From Roderick

February 21, 2007 9:17 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

These Freaking looney liberals!

Especially when you kids wanting to fight for this country and help out the district's policy on education and moral standards as well as trying to assimilate and BECOME a true part of this country.

I applaud and salute them.

February 22, 2007 4:50 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

2/21 7:52

Where's our Cuntroller Laura Chick-N-Shit on this one?

Again she signs the checks but never accounts for them. And folks on this Blog wonder why I call her the CUNTroller Laura Chick-N-Shit

February 22, 2007 4:51 PM  

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