Category Archives: Children

Common Core Math: 5+5+5≠15 and other follies

5×3 = 15

But Common Core says 5+5+5 ≠ 15!

Common Core says the answer to 8+5 is to think of the question as 10+3!

And Common Core says 3×4 = 11 and 2+2 = 5 are okay!

God help us.

~Eowyn

Former U.S. Department of Education Arne Duncan signs with Creative Artists Agency

Obama and Duncan/ed.gov Photo

Obama and Duncan/ed.gov Photo

About a month after stepping down as U.S. secretary of education, Arne Duncan has signed with CAA in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

During his seven-year tenure (one of the longest in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet and the longest-serving education secretary in American history), Duncan’s accomplishments included implementing the stimulus act’s $100 billion education fund, which saved or created approximately 275,000 jobs*, increased Pell Grants and established reform programs such as Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation.

CAA is expected to negotiate book and speaking deals and identify new business opportunities for Duncan, who served as CEO of Chicago Public Schools before being appointed to Obama’s administration in January 2009.

*So CAA is touting that statistic in their promotion of Arne? That works out to $363,636 spent per “creating” or “saving” a job (if you even believe that number is accurate to begin with). Only in government and liberal la-la-land could one believe that number is something to be proud of.

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Jughead Jones out of the closet…Archie Comics brands him asexual

So glad I’ve been done reading Archie comics for quite some time…

The Jughead as you may remember...

The Jughead as you may remember…

All of the years of Jughead’s love for food since the inception of Archie Comics appear to have finally meant something, as the writers of the current series have announced he is asexual in a newly released issue.

According to Fox News, the writers of the current series of Archies, Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson, made the announcement at last year’s Comic Con in New York, according to Catch News. The revelation takes place in Jughead No. 4, which will be released on Wednesday. Archie Comics gave some preview pages to ComicBookResources.com, which posted them Tuesday.

“My view of Jughead is, over the 75 years of his existence, there have been sporadic moments where he has dabbled in the ladies, but historically he has been portrayed as asexual,” Zdarsky said, according to Catch News.

“They just didn’t have a label for it, so they just called him a woman-hater. But he’s not a misogynist, he just watches his cohorts lose their minds with hormones… I think something like asexuality is underrepresented, and since we have a character who was asexual before people had the word for it, I’m continuing to write him that way,” he said.

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Throughout the series, Jughead has had several girlfriends while at Riverdale High, including dating Big Ethel and January McAndrews, to sharing his love for food with Debbi.

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Miracle baby believed dead cries out just hours before cremation

miracle baby

A tiny baby recently pronounced dead in China woke up crying after spending 15 hours in a minus12 degrees Celsius morgue and just before he was going to be cremated.

The Daily Mail reports that staff at the Pan’an Funeral Home in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, immediately took the month-old boy to the hospital after realizing he was still alive on February 5, reports the People’s Daily Online. The baby, who is called An An, is currently under intensive care at the Pan’an People’s Hospital.

According to reports, the baby was born prematurely in a local hospital in Jinhua on January 8, weighing 49 ounces.  After spending 23 days in an incubator at the Pan’an People’s Hospital, his family decided to take him home for Chinese Near Year. There, his condition deteriorated.

The boy’s father named Mr. Lu told reporters his son suddenly went pale two days afterwards, so he rushed his son to hospital for emergency treatment on February 4. On the same day, the doctors determined the boy had a cardiac arrest and pronounced him dead at the hospital.

After the hospital issued a death certificate, his father wrapped the ‘dead’ baby in two layers of clothing and put him in a plastic bag before taking him to the morgue on February 4. The father showed reporters a receipt issued by the funeral home, which confirmed the boy had been sent to the morgue and that the price of the funeral would be 1,000 Yuan.

At 9am on February 5, after about 15 hours, staff at the funeral home said they heard him crying as they prepared for his cremation.

A worker at the funeral home told a local TV station: ‘As soon as I pulled him out of the morgue, I thought I heard noises. When I pushed him to the crematory, the noises became louder.  ‘I opened the container and saw him moving, so I told the father the baby was still alive.’ The baby was quickly rushed back to hospital.

Doctors at the Pan’an People’s Hospital in east China said this was their first encounter of such an incident. They could not explain what had happened, referring to it as a ‘miracle.’ Doctor Chen, head of pediatrics, said: ‘I have been a pediatrician for over 20 years. I’ve never seen anything like this.’

The baby boy is now under intensive care.

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Meet “Hijarbie” – the Barbie that is covered up!

Last week I told you about the new “lesbian” Barbie, modeled after homosexual and Clinton supporter Abby Wambach.

Amy Wambach and her Barbie

Amy Wambach and her Barbie

Now a Nigerian woman has made what she is dubbing “Hijarbie.”

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Haneefah Adam, 24, wanted to create a doll that dressed the way she did. Complete with a tiny hijab on her plastic head, the miniature fashionista could not be further away from the blonde doll that has brandished the bedrooms of millions of youngsters for almost 60 years.

Express UK reports that Adam said, “It got me thinking about how I’d actually like to see a doll dressed up like I would have — covered up. “I was mulling about the idea for about three months while I was still studying for my master’s degree in the UK. When I got back to Nigeria, I went to the mall, purchased a doll, dressed it up, documented it and here we are.”

You can see her creations here on Instagram.

I’m sure Barbie/Mattel will not have a problem with this Hijarbie, because “diversity is crucial.” As reader PatriotUSA pointed out on my other blog post, “When are they going to make a SOUTHERN Barbie wrapped in the Confederate flag in white and black?????”

Gee, ya think Barbie/Matttel would approve of this doll? My guess IS A BIG FAT NO.

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h/t FOTM reader GiGi!

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Iraqi migrant rapes a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Vienna and tells police it was a ‘sexual emergency’

Subhuman piece of you-know-what.

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An Iraqi migrant brutally raped a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool cubicle, resulting in the boy being hospitalized for his injuries.

The Daily Mail reports that a lifeguard immediately called an ambulance after the boy went to him in floods of tears. The perp didn’t even take off – he was entertaining himself by repeatedly jumping off the three-metre diving board.

Police arrested him on the spot at the pool in Vienna, and during an interrogation, he told them that it was a ‘sexual emergency’ as he had not had sex in four months.

The Iraqi, who had been working as a taxi driver in Vienna, told police he knew it was ‘a mistake’ and did not mean to ‘scar the boy’, reports Kronen Zeitung. But the migrant, who had entered the country through the Balkans on September 5, official records show, said he could not help himself as he had an ‘excess sexual energy’. He told police that he knew such an act was ‘forbidden in any country of the world’, and he was not ‘always sick’, as he has a wife and a daughter in Iraq.

And this is how far the political madness has taken over: At first, Austrian did not release details of the rape, which happened on December 2 at The Resienbad pool, to protect the victim. Reports emerged on Facebook and police said they must be sensitive about cases involving migrants, who have ‘been through a lot’, but that there would be zero-tolerance.

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Austrian media have also been following another case of a 13-year-old girl who is allegedly repeatedly being raped by her 26-year-old husband, who she married in Syria. However, the teenager has not spoken against her husband, who is claiming that he has the right to have sex with her after their marriage was consummated, under Islamic law.

h/t Weasel Zippers

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Barbie in full PC mode: There is now a lesbian Barbie

Because “Diversity is crucial“…or something like that.

New line of "diverse" Barbies

New line of “diverse” Barbies

Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie, recently added new dolls in three body types: curvy, petite and tall. They announced the following:

“Girls everywhere now have infinitely more ways to play out their stories and spark their imaginations through Barbie. Along with more overall diversity, we proudly add three new body types to our line.

This is just the beginning. From offering products that feature more empowering and imaginative roles to partnering with best in class role models, we believe in girls and their limitless potential. #YouCanBeAnything”

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And the latest, more “empowering” Barbie? One of lesbian soccer player (retired) Abby Wambach. If (like me) you don’t follow women’s soccer, she is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She is married to Sarah Huffman. And she supports Hillary Clinton.

wambach and hillary clinton

People Magazine reports that the official Abby Wambach Barbie doll was unveiled at The Makers Conference in California on Wednesday, honoring the longtime member of and recent retiree from the United States women’s national soccer team.

“At Barbie we believe that if she can see it, she can be it,” Kim Culmone, Vice President of Barbie Global said during the conference while unveiling the doll. She added, “Makers and Barbie are really, really thrilled to honor an extraordinary ‘shero,’ who has elevated and redefined what’s possible for women through her own effort, her bravery and her accomplishments.”

lesbian barbie

“I’m not gonna lie, you guys may not believe this, I was a Barbie kid… I played with Barbies my whole life,” the 35-year-old told the audience. She continued, “Playing with Barbies that may or may not have looked like myself growing up, I think this is a really impactful statement… it just proves that we really are getting somewhere… if you’re out there and maybe your doll doesn’t look exactly like you feel, here’s another option.”

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