Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Constitution Day Ignored, Again.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” - See more at: http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-lesson-plans/us-constitution-unit-study/#sthash.kx7D5AHp.dpuf
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” - See more at: http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-lesson-plans/us-constitution-unit-study/#sthash.kx7D5AHp.dpuf
 “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”


 
Sorry, but this post is a repeat of blog posts I've written the past few years.  Every year Federal law is ignored on September 17th.  When your child comes home form school today ask what they learned about the US Constitution.  In most cases you'll receive a blank stare in response.

Here's last year's post.

Today is Constitution Day in the USA.  Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.  When your student comes home today ask if they discussed the US Constitution, as it is statutorily required for any school receiving Federal funding.  A law was passed in 2004 requiring schools to offer an educational program on the US Constitution.

So what does the State of Georgia have on its GA Dept of Ed web site today for Constitution Day?  Nothing.  

So what tweets has GA School Super Barge sent out today for Constitution Day?  
None (same as last year)

Tweets from GA DOE on Constitution Day?  Nope.

What did the Georgia Department of Education schedule for today?  A Constitution Day celebration?  Of course not.  The Georgia Department of Education has pulled over 300 Social Studies teachers out of the classroom today for a workshop down at the Capitol.  

Where are those who oppose Common Core based on its standards regarding US History?  Many folks opposing Common Core have no idea why they oppose it.  They have no clue what is taught, and not taught, in Georgia social studies and civics classes. 

But let's go back to the Georgia's Department of Education web site.  Surely buried somewhere they have resources for teachers? 

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Social-Studies.aspx

Yes, they do.  Number one resource from John Barge and Georgia?  The Anneberg Foundation Trust, financial supporters of anti-Second Amendment group the Brady Foundation.  Why did Anneberg donate to Brady? "efforts to reduce gun violence by educating the public and by enacting and enforcing regulations governing the gun industry."

Of course the Common Core Tea Party folks are again silent and ignorant on this issue.  

Imagine the uproar if teachers were to ignore other holidays.

Since your child's school and social studies teacher most likely ignored Constitution Day you can go HERE and do it yourself.  Your child will here all about Cesar Chavez in Georgia History Social Studies class but most likely nothing today on the Constitution.

If a teacher makes any statement today about the US Constitution it should be:

The Constitution was created to limit your Government, not empower it.

New Map for Early and Sunday Voting in DeKalb 2014

Base Map courtesy of City of Tucker Initiative


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dunwoody's Hottest Peppers Now Available

Dunwoody's very own private organic pepper garden is having a great crop this year.  We have Carolina Reapers, Bih Jolokia, Trinidad Scorpion, Scotch Bonnett, Butch-T, and an unknown.  We use tiny pieces of these peppers in our homemade salsa.  We will take some peppers and mulch in the VitaMix then spoon out into ice cube trays for use year-long.  Be extremely careful when using the VitaMix blender, perhaps do it outside.

If you want to try one of these peppers let me know.  If you know someone who likes hot peppers let them know.  Maybe a local eatery want some to make a special batch of hot wings or jerk chicken?  Organically grown here in Dunwoody.  Email if you want a food donation.




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Monday, September 15, 2014

Another Democratic Voting Site Added in DeKalb, Brookhaven

News keeps getting better for Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter.  DeKalb County has once again amended its early voting sites, adding Brookhaven City Hall as a new site.  Now don't go thinking Brookhaven is a Conservative area; it's not.  There are pockets of Red in Brookhaven on the western section, but it's a 50/50 split at best city wide.  In 2012 the voting precinct that includes Brookhaven City Hall voted 61% Obama, and the two precincts directly east and west voted for Obama 73% and 65%.  So yes, another Democrat-leaning voting site added.

Where is the north Dunwoody location?  Are Dunwoody officials working on it?  Is our senator?

You can see the 2012 voting results on a nifty map HERE.

See story about Brookhaven being added for early voting HERE.

And Tucker and Stone Mountain locations added.  Of course these are also heavy Democrat areas as well. 

If DeKalb does open a precinct in Dunwoody they will probably suggest a precinct in the eastern edge of the city.

How about the Dunwoody Library location?  

This Sunday / Early voting issue has shown how little control we have with anything regarding the DeKalb County.  

Lee May continues to WIN this battle, shoving it in the collective faces of Dunwoody politicians and voters.




Sunday, September 14, 2014

Contact CEO Lee May and Demand Sunday Voting in Dunwoody and Brookhaven

Once again DeKalb County officials find a way to irritate residents of Dunwoody.  Appointed CEO Lee May's decision to open Sunday voting only in areas where the majority of voters are Democrats is helpful to all democrats running statewide.  The race for governor and US Senate are close, and Lee May and Company will do their best to get Democrats to vote this year.

Of course we in Dunwoody can fight back and register more Republicans voters and show up to vote in November.  You can contact Lee May and members of the DeKalb Board of Registrations and Elections to let them know your thoughts on this matter.  Here is a link to the Board of Elections.  There are no emails listed so you may have to mail a letter to contact these people.  You can contact appointed and interim CEO May by email: ceoleemay@dekalbcountyga.gov



BOARD OF REGISTRATIONS AND ELECTIONS
BOARD MEMBERS - Terms End June 30, 2015
Michael P. Coveny (NP)
1716 Barkston Court
Atlanta, GA 30341

Catherine Gilliard (R)
4617 Wendover Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Leona Perry (D)
1808 Cashmere Court
Lithonia, GA 30058

Samuel E. Tillman (D)
2283 Troutdale Drive
Decatur, GA 30032

Baoky N. Vu (R)
517 Sycamore Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

 



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