By David Vance On May 19th, 2015 at 8:31 am
I found this a rather sad tale of ignorance.
A teacher accused of public humiliation of a pupil has herself had a dose of public humiliation.
Nicole LeMire was sacked in front of a crowd of parents supporting her after she called out a boy who had blown his nose on other children, pushed another pupil to the floor and used inappropriate language. She said that she asked the boy: ‘Do you know how your actions and your words are hurting other students and your friends?’
Ms LeMire was sacked from her job at Glen Oak Elementary School in Delaware County, Ohio, after a board meeting.
I hope she takes legal action against the school. In standing UP to a bully she is then bullied by the School Board! I think this is seriously misguided and it will do nothing to inspire discipline and good manners in this school. Right across our education system, bullies seem to operate with impunity and this example shows a weakness that is cosmic. The bullying pupil deserved to be reprimanded and how it ends up with the teacher being sacked is beyond me. Your thoughts?
By David Vance On May 19th, 2015 at 8:23 am
Hi there, I am back, in case you wondered what happened to me! My wife and I were across in London this weekend – the primary purpose to go to Wembley and watch my football team, Grimsby Town, play Bristol Rovers in the Vanarama Play off final – with the winner gaining admission to the football league. We lost 5-3 on penalties, alas.
It was lovely day but during the game I got a call to say my brother in law had died. He has been suffering from a malignant brain tumour for the past six months. We cut short our visit to London and came back home for what will be an emotionally turbulent week. I buried my mother two weeks ago and now this – it’s been a tough month. I am glad his suffering has ended but feel so sorry for the family he leaves behind.
By Pete Moore On May 18th, 2015 at 7:25 pm
To protect Palmyra.
ISIS has appeared near Palmyra, and there are fears that the ancient city may be targeted. It’s a justified fear, given the destruction wrought by these and other Islamic nihilists, from Nimrud to the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan. London Mayor Boris Johnson makes the perfectly reasonable case for air strikes to be used in Palmyra’s defence.
I’d actually go further. I’d have no problem with a military zone to dissuade ISIS or even tactical nuclear warheads being dropped on the first Abdul Kaboom to ride up in his white Toyota. If governments with the resources to protect one of the world’s great treasures allow it to fall into the hands of barbarians who might take it apart with bombs and bulldozers, that would be unforgiveable. Some things simply must be defended.
By Mahons On May 18th, 2015 at 1:45 pm
New York City Mayor de Blasio is slightly to the left of Chairman Mao. He spouts left wing slogans like Lenny Bruce spouted profanity. His wife is not only black, she is a lesbian. His son looks like he is at a casting call for What’s Happening. In the absence of adults following Mayor Bloomberg riding off in his jet to into the sunset the combination of Say the Right Thing and Soul Train allowed de Blasio to get elected Mayor.
Now he is having a problem, and is is all about the base. In particular, black leaders don’t think he is listening to them with the requisite level of devotion. In New York City black leaders is a phrase used to describe a hodpodge of politicians, ministers and other charlatans who have zero interest in the City’s black citizens, and 100 % interest in subsidy, profit and walking around money. My guess is he will try to appease them as much as possible, not realizing that their appetite has no end.
Other ethnic groups have their own cast of characters, and it has been this was for over 100 years. But the black leaders commitment to black Victimhood is entrenched. It is their raison d’etre. They will not forgive a white politician who is supposed to bend further, even if he is Gung ho to do so. Even the New York Times finally noticed this today.
Hopefully it will undo de Blasio in a messy and career ending defeat. He will then learn that diversity measured only by color is not real diversity, and certainly not a goal in and of itself. A diversity of thought is a better measure of society.
By Mike Cunningham On May 18th, 2015 at 8:51 am
As I am first and foremost an Englishman, and after that British, I shall not link to the Trident document issued by William McNeillly. But this document’s appearance online should not be dismissed by the Royal Navy as the ‘meanderings of a very junior rating’, and “subjective and unsubstantiated personal views”.
I was able to access this document with two clicks of a mouse, and our enemies, of which there are many, will be able to read it exactly as I have done. The claims in this document are valid, and a Weapons System trainee should be listened to, and worries and stated concerns acted upon with alacrity.
Rating McNeilly has acted honourably, and if he acts as he states, and surrenders himself to the police, he might face a Court Martial, but should not be judged and dismissed out of hand!
By Pete Moore On May 17th, 2015 at 2:11 pm
You go out for a couple of days, avoid the news, and come home to find the Labour rabble are sinking even further into chaos.
Dan Jarvis, one of the few sane Labour MPs, wants nothing to do with the leadership. Chucka can’t, having discovered his colourful private life coming under scrutiny. That leaves Len McLuskey’s puppet Andy Burnham and Mrs Ed Balls in the running, by my reckoning. And now Jim Murphy of Scottish Labour has fallen on his sgian-dubh. Who can blame him? As Dan Hodges, a Labour man, says:
For the past week it looked like the wheels were coming off the Labour Party. Right now it looks as if the whole car is about to be dragged to the junk yard and pounded into scrap.
A week is a long time in politics, as someone said, and wasn’t he right!? In one week Labour went from drafting a victory speech to a total shambles. More of this please.
By Pete Moore On May 17th, 2015 at 1:58 pm
Foreigners must not get a vote.
I always thought that pro-EU types (which very much includes Cameron) would allow foreigners to vote in any EU referendum. There are two electoral lists in the UK: one is the General Election register and is restricted to Britons; the other includes foreign residents and allows them to vote in local and European elections.
Some have noticed and fear that Cameron and other pro-EU factions will attempt to use the second register, allowing 1.5 million foreigners a vote. This is not on. The question will be whether or not the UK should remain suzerain to the EU, and that’s a concern for the British people, not foreigners. Says The Telegraph:
However, MPs fear that Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, pro-EU Tories and the Labour party, which is opposed to a referendum, could join forces in an attempt to tip the balance in favour of an “in” vote.
These groups could gang up on the government in the Lords and force through an amendment to the Bill, changing it so that the local government electoral register, which includes European residents, is used.
This is not on either. It’s parliamentary convention is that an explicit policy in the governing party’s manifesto will be approved. The Tory promise, for what it’s worth, says (page 76): “We will negotiate a new settlement for Britain in the EU. And then we will ask the British people whether they want to stay in on this basis, or leave.”
The manifesto is clear: the British people will be asked, not residents of Britain. Only Britons should have a say, and that includes expats.
By Mike Cunningham On May 16th, 2015 at 9:05 am
A week, a month, a year, a decade; whatever!
Not long now, Dzhokhar; enjoy your dinner!
By The Troll On May 15th, 2015 at 9:20 pm
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gestures towards a surveillance camera in his holding cell in this 2013 surveillance image released by the U.S. Justice department. REUTERS/USDOJ
They sentenced the Animal to Die….
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to die Friday for detonating two bombs in a crowd at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds more in a terrorist attack.
The only shame is that it will probably take a decade to actually carryout the Sentence.
The Man should be Hung in Public, and it should be aired on PBS for the World to see.
By Pete Moore On May 15th, 2015 at 8:23 pm
Because Friday night is Music Night
This weekend, boys and girls, I’ll be shooting, drinking, watching the rugby, drinking, walking, watching the Gunners turn over Manure and then putting out the empties. I hope yours is as enjoyable as mine promises to be. So let’s kick it off on a quality note, and the first song I learned to play on the guitar.
As always, feel free to share what you like and what you’ve heard –