Elizabeth Warren: I Only Enrolled in Law School as a Minority to Meet Others With Tribal Roots

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If Elizabeth Warren wanted to meet people like her, she’d have checked the “Marxist” box instead of “Native American.” In any case, Warren wants us to believe that she only said she was a minority (in spite of claiming to be only 1/32 Cherokee) to meet others who shared her tribal roots:

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, fending off questions about whether she used her Native American heritage to advance her career, said today she enrolled herself as a minority in law school directories for nearly a decade because she hoped to meet other people with tribal roots.

“I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off,” said Warren.

The Harvard Law professor argued she didn’t use her minority status to get her teaching jobs, and slammed her Republican rival U.S. Sen.Scott Brown for suggesting otherwise.

She apparently needed the camaraderie of others like her because unless you’ve ever been three percent minority you just can’t relate to what it’s like!

Kind of reminds me of the time I checked off my ancestry as “1/64th Samoan” in the college registry because I wanted to meet Polynesian chicks (I justified it by the fact that my great-great grandfather once briefly thought about visiting Manu’a).

Warren can prove she’s got Native American blood in her. How? Her Grandpa’s got high cheekbones! No, seriously:

New College Course: Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse

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Alternate course title: Living Through the Obama Economy:

Coming soon, zombies will be invading Michigan State University.

The School of Social Work is offering a one-of-a-kind online course called “Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse – Catastrophes and Human Behavior” that will do a lot more than teach students how to fend off the undead.

Starting May 14 – the first session of the summer 2012 semester – students enrolled in the seven-week course will learn how human behavior and nature change after catastrophic incidences – from the historical to the hypothetical – through a blend of traditional coursework, online forums and a catastrophic event simulation, which will be in the form of a theoretical zombie pandemic.

Aspects of anthropology, sociology and geology, among other disciplines, will be woven into the two-credit course, which will be scored on a traditional 4.0 scale.

“We are using the idea of a zombie apocalypse to attract attention to the important research and science on the topic of ‘Catastrophes and Human Behavior,'” said Glenn Stutzky, social work instructor and creator of the course. “Students will learn about the nature, scope and impact of catastrophic events on individuals, families, societies, civilizations and the Earth itself.”

Judging from the rhetoric just a few years ago, I’d have expected college to now be offering courses called “How To Cope With Too Much Success” and “Everybody in the World Loves Each Other: Where Do We Go From Here?” But no… all we get is catastrophe-prep. They’re about three and a half years too late in starting this class.

Federal School Lunch Agents: What Country Is This?

At first I looked to see where this story took place, because part of me is still naïve enough to assume it must have happened in China or North Korea. But I should know better these days:

A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.

The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.

The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs — including in-home day care centers — to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.

When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones.

The girl’s mother — who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation — said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a “healthy lunch” would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.

When I think “healthy alternative” the first thing that pops into my mind is “chicken nuggets.”

At least now the kid knows who the real boss is, and that’s the whole point:

When the girl came home with her lunch untouched, her mother wanted to know what she ate instead. Three chicken nuggets, the girl answered. Everything else on her cafeteria tray went to waste.

“She came home with her whole sandwich I had packed, because she chose to eat the nuggets on the lunch tray, because they put it in front of her,” her mother said. “You’re telling a 4-year-old. ‘oh. you’re lunch isn’t right,’ and she’s thinking there’s something wrong with her food.”

This is part of the State’s “we know better than your parents” training program. It has nothing to do with food or nutrition. This is the “ghost of Let’s Move future” creeping into the present — how’s it look?

It’s not like they haven’t been telegraphing their intentions for a long time. Here’s Michelle Obama:

“Many of the children in the public schools, they take this information, they understand it,” said Mrs. Obama. “They apply it to their lives, and they push their parents and their families to be different. That’s one of the reasons why we start with kids oftentimes. They are ready for change sometimes when we’re not.”

People who want to believe these kind of statements are just innocent metaphors for healthy living do so at their own peril and that of their children.

‘Green’ Fail of the Week

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“Waterless urinals” in schools? What could possibly go wrong?

Here’s the latest self-inflicted green fail:

Palm Beach County public schools decided to go green several years ago to help protect the environment and save on energy bills. But the switch to waterless urinals in numerous boys’ bathrooms has become a costly mess on some campuses.

Copper pipes behind the walls in at least two bathrooms at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton corroded, leading to urine flowing across floors and students holding their noses.

“It was seeping through the hallway into the classroom next door,” Caleb Rader, 15, a freshman, said of the urine leaks before winter break. “Pretty disgusting.”

Administrators say they have cleaned up, started repairs, and ordered a return to flush urinals, this time with low water flow.

“We’re really concerned because we don’t think it’s a sanitary place for our children to be,” said Mara Shapiro, president of the school’s PTSA, whose son is a junior. “The hallways reek.”
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Permanently fixing the problem could cost a total of $500,000 at Spanish River and three other high schools with similar bathroom designs and urinals: Palm Beach Lakes in West Palm Beach, Santaluces near Lantana, and Wellington.

School district officials say they are negotiating with the manufacturer of the urinals, Falcon Waterfree Technologies of Los Angeles, to reimburse them for much of the repair and renovation expenses.

“We want to hold them accountable,” said Joseph Sanches, district chief of facilities management.

The district chief of facilities management should be the one held accountable for not seeing this coming before having the things installed. Or maybe at least he should give Al Gore a call — the Goracle is on Falcon’s Advisory Board. So is Dick Gephardt. Not exactly ringing endorsements if you ask me.

This story pretty much sums up what the world would be like if everything were constructed under Gore’s “green” guidelines: Broke and fetid.

Lily the ‘Free Lunch’ Muppet

Don’t you wish the government and the shill “media” outlets they allow to remain lip-locked on the public teat would drop the puppet charade and just start robbing us at gunpoint? I’d feel less insulted.

From CNS News:

A “food insecure” Muppet is helping to promote a national “Food for Thought” campaign that teaches poor families to seek out nutritious food and to eat on the taxpayers’ tab.

At the National Press Club on Thursday, Lily the Muppet – who worries about her family not having enough money to feed her properly — pitched free food at school:

“Sometimes we can’t always afford to buy all the food that we need,” Lily said. “I mean, but we’ve been finding lots of ways that we can get help…Yeah, for example, at school I get a free breakfast and a lunch…part of the meal plan.”

Lily’s message is being circulated through schools, hospitals and food assistance programs as part of Sesame Street’s “Food for Thought” multi-media campaign, which includes DVDs and a booklet listing “services that can assist your family” as well as “referrals to social service agencies.”

Organizers say they have produced a million of the kits.

Could they at least use the opportunity to teach the kids where the money comes from and that it’s not in fact “free”? Sorry, stupid question… let’s move on.

Probably the most twisted part is the excuse that the more government handouts there are, the greater the cut in the deficit:

At the National Press Club on Thursday, the Rev. Douglas Greenaway of the National WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Association lauded Sesame Street’s ‘Food For Thought’ campaign – even linking it to federal deficit-reduction.

“What ‘Food For Thought’ does is remind people that eating healthy now gives them a good health outcome in the long term. So the folks you’re looking at up here, the programs that they represent, what ‘Food For Thought’ does is really a deficit reduction strategy, and we hope policymakers will take notice of that,” Greenaway said.

“You have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt.” Hey, if Joe Biden agrees it must be true.

I can’t get the video at CNS News to embed here, but you can watch the newest Muppet touting her free breakfasts and lunches here.

And here’s Lily after she grows up:

Time for Another Edition of ‘Great Moments in Public Education’

Keep in mind as you read this that we are talking about California, so maybe it’s not very out of the ordinary:

Parents of Emerson Elementary in Compton, California, are up in arms over the school’s decision to invite former porn star Sasha Grey to read to a group of first and third-grade students, at an National Education Association-sponsored event called Read Across America.

TMZ obtained photos of the event, but when they contacted school administrators, they were less than forthcoming about the decision to invite the winner of the 2010 AVN award for best anal sex scene. The award is sponsored and presented by the adult video industry trade magazine Adult Video News.
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The actress, who once won a Best Oral Sex award for her film “Throat: A Cautionary Tale,” has since acted in a film directed by Steven Soderbergh and appeared regularly in HBO’s Entourage.

Soderbergh? Well in that case the parents owe the school an apology for their misdirected outrage.

The school denied Grey was invited to read to kids, but Grey didn’t:

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With the literacy programs of caring school systems aided by selfless porn stars, we can return to a time when kids read Playboy for the articles!

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Help Wanted: NYC Condom Czar

Who says there are no jobs out there?

The city Health Department is looking to hire a condom coordinator to keep the city’s public high schools stocked with free birth control.

The former condom czar, Amrita Harbajan — the first person to hold the position since its 2005 creation — no longer works for the agency, which runs the program with the Department of Education.

The city is offering up to $88,000 a year.

The previous Condom Czar was promoted to Washington and is now the National Director of Diaphragms & Dental Dams, so there is room for advancement!