Friday, December 22, 2023

Michael Leven on Capitalism, American, and high school and college teachings


Be sure to watch this 2019 PragerU Fireside Chat (No. 81), which is an interview by Dennis Prager with Michael Leven, then-Chairman and CEO of the Georgia Aquarium.

They discuss capitalism, learning, giving and other topics.

I'm binge-watching Fireside Chats and started with Number 1 on November 2, 2023, when Dennis said he wondered how many viewers had watched all 312 of the Fireside Chats.

Do you have family members, neighbors, co-workers who think there is nothing wrong with the slide of America toward socialism? What do you understand about big government and loss of freedoms?

I urge you to make PragerU videos a part of your daily life.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Cursive Writing to make Come-back?

One of today's headlines on reads, "Bill proposed to mandate cursive writing in SC public schools."

Why is a Bill even needed for that? How stupid was it for schools to stop teaching cursive?

I recall a special ed teacher in Illinois telling me 20 years ago that

1. your stepson doesn't need to know how to add and subtract; he has a calculator. Strike 1;

2. your stepson doesn't need to know how to spell; he can use spellcheck. Strike 2; and

3. your stepson doesn't need to know how to write; he has a keyboard. STRIKE 3.

Today? Twenty years later? He can't add, spell or write legibly.

When did SC public schools stop requiring cursive writing? Why didn't parents say "Whoa!" then?

Thank S.C. House Rep. Michael Rivers (D-Beaufort) for H.B. 4709.

That teacher who was interviewed, Pam Light, is totally out-of-touch. I pity her students.

Contact your State Rep. today! Ask him to support HB 4709. And then find out whether he did!

Friday, December 15, 2023

Can This Be True? Sworn in on Gay Porn?

Check out this article on The Daily Wire about the Fairfax County (Va.) School District.

The title of the article is "School Board Member Sworn In On Stack Of Gay Porn Instead Of Bible".

Does this make you sick?

You know where Fairfax County is; right? Pretty close to Washington, D.C., the hub of government for our country. You can't get any closer!

In case you are wondering about the Oath of Office in Virginia, here it is:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as ____________________ according to the best of my ability, (so help me God)." (Code of Virginia, §49-1)

What kind of people elected that guy to the school district's board in 2019? What kind of people on the board elected him as chairman?

Don't miss the last paragraph in the story about the book used by a previous school board chair, as she took the oath. She put her hand on Howard Zinn's controversial "history" of the U.S. 

If you are waiting for the right time for The People to take back our country, your wait is over!

Va. Teacher Wins - Read This

Peter Vlaming (credit Alliance Defending Freedom)

In 2018 Virginia teacher Peter Vlaming was fired for refusing to use a student's preferred pronouns. He referred to the student by name and would not use the biological girl's demand of he/his/him.

Vlaming sued and eventually prevailed in a case heard by the Virginia Supreme Court.

Read this article about that win.

Is any of this nonsense happening in Richland 2? Are teachers under a directive to refer to students by their preferred identity, not their biological gender?

If you are a teacher, I suspect you fear for your job and well-being, if you buck the system. Is the DEI Department running (ruining!) your life? Could you afford a four-year court battle and possibly be out-of-work?

You can contact me "off the record" by email at or phone (847.971.7083 (cell)) and be assured of confidentiality. Nothing from me will ever reach the light of day about you.

How can I say this?

In Illinois I refused to comply with a subpoena in a Federal court case. A deputy had filed a wrongful termination case against the sheriff. I got sucked into it because of my local blog, for which some deputies were feeding me "the dirt". The sheriff was trying to plug the leaks.

I filed a Motion to Quash pro se. To make a long story short, I won. I was well aware that the Federal Magistrate could have jailed me until I identified the deputies. I guess I'd still be sitting in jail, because they counted on me not to "out" them.

The Magistrate's words now, years later, still warm my heart. "Mr. Philpott, you have won your Motion."

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

RCSD wrong not to charge night security guard

Read this WIS-TV story about the night Richland 2 security guard at Round Top Elementary School whose personal loaded firearm was found in the teacher's lounge.

While I can certainly understand his feeling that he is safer with gun in the middle of the night at a closed school, rules are rules. 

And why would he put it down and not pick it up? Did he take a nap in the teacher's lounge while he was supposed to be working and forget to pick it up?

If the custodian found the gun in the late afternoon and the guard had worked the previous overnight shift, was the gun left unattended in the teacher's lounge all day?

South Carolina gun laws are clear.

It was illegal to have his gun at school. It doesn't matter at all that he had a concealed carry permit. It's the "on-school-property" part of the law that counts.

Why would the sheriff give that guy a pass?

What did the RCSD spokesperson mean when she said, "...after consulting with both legal teams and their administrative staff."

Both legal teams? Does that mean the prosecutor's office and the RCSD's staff lawyer? And the RCSD admin staff? Was another lawyer involved?

No doubt the guy is in the unemployment line today, because the Richland 2 school board decided sometime back that no one could carry a gun at work. Two employees (both were former law enforcement officers) of the District's security staff lost their "carry" privilege, when the woke school board at the time expressed their fear of guns.

A popular, national, talk show host asked the question recently, "If you were planning to shoot up a school, which one would you go to?

A. The school in a declared gun-free zone?

B. The school that posted a sign at the front of the school that read, 'Staff at this school are armed and will protect students'?"

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Solving America's Problem with Illegals

Watch this important video about solving America's problem with 11,000,000 illegal aliens. What? Only 11,000,000? (That was in 2017.)

That was when Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) gave this 5-minute talk for PragerU on June 5, 2017 - SIX years ago. Look up Mr. Krauthammer on Wikipedia. Did you know he was paralyzed in a diving accident at age 22, when he was a first-year medical student?

How big is the problem now, due to Joe Biden's open-door policy? MUCH bigger. And getting worse daily.

Beat-down at/near Dent MS

This video is posted on by LaTasha Hicks. 

Somewhere down in the comments Dent Middle School is mentioned. This incident may have occurred off Richland 2 property and across the street.

Isn't there something in the Student or Parent Manual that gives Richland 2 some authority over students off-campus?

I'm inquiring about the exact location and the date and time.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

R2 Website refresh

I had occasion to visit Richland 2's website today.

I'm so glad to know that Richland 2 has so much extra money to change the website.

My first reaction isn't fit to print here.

I wonder how much was spent to revise the website. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Illegal Aliens - how many in Richland 2? Any?

How bad is the illegal entry problem at the southern border? What effect is it having on the USA?

Is there any impact on Richland 2 School District? How many illegal aliens are there within the boundaries of the Richland 2 School District, and are any families attending Richland 2 schools?

Watch this important interview with Rodney Scott, former chief of the Border Patrol. He was hired under former Pres. Trump and cut loose by Joe Biden.

This information will shock you.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Do you know Richland Two's TransGender Policy?

Read this shocking article about an 11-year-old, fifth-grade, Colorado girl being set up to sleep with a boy on a long-distance field trip. The title of the article is "School Assigned Girl to Sleep with Boy Who Identifies as Trans Without Parental Consent".

Fortunately the girl's mother was on the field trip.

Are you a parent of a Richland Two student? Are you clear on exactly what the Trans policy is at Richland Two? Are you having any trouble finding out exactly what the policy is and how it is applied?

Should the School Board get a report at a public school board meeting from the Superintendent on what the field-trip policy is? How about bathroom use? How about showers after gym? How about boys participating in girls' sports? And on teams?

This is all in national news. Where is the local news?