P-D’s Easter Homily

1 08 2015

Ferguson

Pretty accurate, I could nitpick about this or that or about the lack of this or that, but it’s not worth the fuss.

Here’s the Sailerbait:

Within three days of the shooting, Ferguson had made its debut on the front page of The New York Times, where it would remain for months to come. “The speed with which the shooting of Mr. Brown has resonated on social media has helped propel and transform a local shooting into a national cause,” the paper reported.

“Helped propel and transform a local shooting into a national cause,” mainly because of a certain newspaper making it newsworthy “for months to come.” I wonder what the NYT itself is going to in the run up to Ferguson Easter Sunday.

I do know for certain that another medium that gained many many many new sets of eyeballs on a daily basis because of the Fergaza Strip is the one you are reading.

Meanwhile, if you really want an accurate anthology, and you haven’t bought Bell Curve City by Paul Kersey, then what are you waiting for?  Next Ferguson Easter?

 





“How Dare You Not Indict Darren Wilson”

1 08 2015

Clayton

“So, to get back at you, St. Louis County, we’re going to accuse your juvenile court and justice system for being average.”

Signed,

Barack O.
Eric H.





He’s the One

1 08 2015

St. Louis City

I don’t know why city political gossip has made it all the way out to Wentzville, and the St. Charles County Fair, but here goes:

City voters will be considering something called Proposition One this coming Tuesday.  It’s being marketed with images full of cop cars and fire trucks and ambulances and dilapidated buildings being torn down and old people driving on smooth streets.

But, a little birdie is sitting on my shoulder and whispering in my ear that a certain Paul McKee is rubbing his hands.

How slick of you, McKee, getting the city’s property owners to fund your boondoggle by hiding behind cop cars, fire trucks and ambulances.

 





Dragging a Bentley

31 07 2015

O’Fallon

Eerie, I’ve been on this stretch back and forth for the last three days in a row to go back and forth to the St. Charles County Fair in Wentzville.  Maybe I should be a little more careful, especially if I use my wicked racial profiling trick and see large black men driving six figure Bentleys?





“Fight”

31 07 2015

Ferguson

Sure.

I know the games the media play with black violence, if non-blacks are involved, “fight” is their duck speak for black provoked violence and the targets defending themselves.

That, and I don’t think the sort of Fergusonite who supports Mayor James Knowles these days is much of a fighting type.  The people that want him gone?  Oh yeah, they’re full of fight.





Jimmy Crack Corn, and They Don’t Care

29 07 2015

Washington, D.C.

Steve Sailer’s latest at Taki links to this Politico article from September 2014 to substantiate that a police shooting of a black subject in Bell Curve County, Maryland a few years ago was at the hands of a black cop.

This Politico article starts this way:

Much has been made of Ferguson’s Delmar Boulevard, a major east-west road that divides the Tudor homes and wine bars of the north side of town, 70 percent of which is white, from the run-down homes and Chinese carry-out spots of the south side of town, 99 percent of which is black.

Ruben Castaneda knows nothing about St. Louis, and evidently, there are no St. Louisans or ex-St. Louisans that work at Politico such that they could have corrected this, after they got through laughing their asses off.





I’ll Be Rich If I Can Figure This Out

28 07 2015

St. Ann

P-D:

Pattonville parents urge an offensive to counter bullying

Two months removed from the sometimes-vicious halls of sixth grade, Rachel McCormick took her seat at the Pattonville School Board on Tuesday night unsure if she would speak.

Rachel, 12, had been bullied all year, she and her mother said — despite the district’s anti-bullying policies. Despite the emphasis on character education. Despite the meetings with school administrators.

None of it did much good, Rachel said. At the start of the school year at Holman Middle School, she was shunned on the bus. She said she just wanted to sit next to someone. A few days later, someone shoved Rachel away with their foot.

In October and November, students stole her lunch. Then there was the name-calling.

Each time she was bullied, she and her mother told school officials. But what her mother called a “Band-Aid” approach wasn’t doing Rachel any good. It was time to make their grievances public at the board meeting.

That’s not to say the Pattonville School District doesn’t work to counter bullying already, district spokeswoman Mickey Schoonover said. The Where Everybody Belongs group helps children transition to middle school. The Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports program teaches appropriate behavior, Schoonover added.

Still, about a dozen parents and students attended the meeting to show solidarity with the McCormicks. They acknowledged the district’s efforts, but urged more.

And then, yadda yadda.

Why were Rachel’s bullies never punished?  Why did the school officials respond with useless band-aids and more useless band-aids?

C’mon now.  You know which blog you’re reading.  One written by someone who can use Great Schools, and find out that Holman Middle is 53% white and 38% black.

The Pattonville district and many other districts that are similarly positioned are caught in between a rock and a hard place.  The rock is trying to cut down on bullying, violence, severe misbehavior.  The hard place is #BlackLivesMatter and school to prison pipeline paranoia, trying to reduce suspensions of black students to keep the Department of Justice and the disparate impact bean counters happy.  We already know that colleges and universities have found a way to extricate them from a similar Catch-22, getting themselves out from between the rock of high SAT scores and the hard place of NAM diversity, of its admitted classes.  So there has to be some way for public K-12 school districts with significant NAM student percentages to solve this problem.

For me, solving this problem means getting a money tree.








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