Count your blessings on Thanksgiving Day

“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His mercy, to implore His protection and favor… That great and beneficent author of all good that was, that is, or ever shall be, that we may then unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people.” –George Washington, 1st President of the United States, 1789 – 1797

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Common Core teacher: Kids ‘not comfortable’ with 9+6

Asserting that young U.S. schoolchildren may not be “comfortable” solving a simple addition problem such as 9+6, a Common Core math teacher is providing a minute-long, abstract explanation of how kids can add an extra step to avoid the number problem.

Thursday on Fox News’ “The Five,” host Greg Gutfeld shared a “Homework Helper” video in which the teacher, Ilene Ryan, states, “Our young learners might not be altogether comfortable thinking about what 9+6 is. They are quite comfortable thinking about their friend, 10. Ten is emphasized in our young grades as we’re working in a base 10 system. So if we can partner nine to a number and anchor 10, we can help our students see what 9+6 is.”

The teacher then proceeds to “decompose” the six, explaining that the number is “made up of parts,” including one and five. She then “anchors” the nine to the one to make 10 and adds 10+5 to get 15.

“Partner, anchor, decompose?” Gutfeld asked. “That’s not math. That’s ‘The Silence of the Lambs!’”


Trump Lays Out His Plan For First 100 Days In Office: Here Are The Highlights

donald-trump-thumbs-upIn a keynote speech in Gettysburg, Pa., about his plans for his first 100 days in office, Donald Trump laid out what he sees as the the core priorities of a Trump presidency, while focusing in the early part of the speech on attacks against Hillary Clinton and Wall Street, and repeating his core message by telling his audience that Washington and Wall Street are “rigged” against him and that he is the candidate to bring “the change that has to come.”

–SNIP–In terms of actual political measures that Trump would propose and/or enact, he listed the following six:

1. “A Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.”
2. “A hiring freeze on all federal employees.”
3. “A requirement that for every new federal regulation, 2 existing regulations must be eliminated.”
4. “A 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government.”
5. “A lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.”
6. “A complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.”

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Donald Trump Foreign Policy Speech In Gettysburg, PA (10/22/2016) First 100 Day Plan

Trump and the media

The media are telling us how to think and they want us to think badly of Trump.

The same crowd that tried to push him around is now trying to order him around. They think they own Trump.

At about the same time that Mayor de Blasio lectured Trump on how to behave, the press boys and girls read him the riot act because he failed to report back to them when he sneaked out for a steak at 21 Club. They too instructed Trump on how to behave, which amounts to galloping chutzpah.

These are the same people who in all these eight years never asked Obama a single tough question, except maybe about his golf score, and who never bothered much about the fact that he seldom treated them to a press conference. Obama could do no wrong.

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