April 19, 2006

Priorities and Politics

I happened to be drawn in to Wizbang's BlogAd today (furry cute rodent alert), and was glad I stopped in. There were two articles there worth reading (probably more, but my time was limited) this morning that I thought I would share with you. I don't post about politics that often because it really is a blood-boiler for not only me, but most of humanity as well. I would rather not argue or get worked up about it. I just do what I can to VOTE and VOICE my opinions to my lawmakers and other man-governed powers that be. And best of all... I pray. I think that Cynthia Dunbar of Texas is just such an answered (political) prayer that many homeschoolers and conservative (Christian) parents are thanking God for. Prayer works! God IS still in control - even of politics.

OK... so here are the articles and my notes:

First of all, there's the Testing issue.

Quote from Wizbang:
With the federal government's permission, schools aren't counting the test scores of nearly 2 million students when they report progress by racial groups, an Associated Press computer analysis found.

Minorities - who historically haven't fared as well as whites in testing - make up the vast majority of students whose scores are being excluded, AP found. And the numbers have been rising.

Seems to me that the priority is on tests and not children. All the schools care about is federal money. That's why they worry about homeschoolers and want to get in everyone's business. It isn't because they are concerned for your kids.

...and then there's the latest on Cindy Sheehan. (commence eye-rolling)

Quote from Wizbang:

Nearly two years after his tragic death in Iraq, Casey Sheehan's mom Cindy is blaming others for the fact that his grave site is unmarked after all this time.

...Two years later and there's still no permanent headstone, because Cindy's too busy cuddling up to the likes of Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, and Hugo Chavez, though she still has time to pose for pictures on Casey's grave site.
Seems to me that the priority is on fame and pity, rather than honor for her kid. She gave him up to his father in a divorce, and now is giving up a second son in a second divorce. I think Cindy only cares about Cindy. Let her waller in the limelight. I only wonder what her boy would do if he were here to see this himself. Probably tell her to go home and take care of his brother.

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