Hello family, I know the blog has been down a for a minute but I have been busy making some changes to bring a more dynamic and interesting experience to Social Studies with Keith. Also I would like to announce that there will be a podcast associated with this blog. The podcast will be called Social Studying with Keith and it will be the podomatic web page. I have provided a link at the bottom of this post.
In the news there has been some craziness going on and I decided to use this time to chime in on some hot button topics.
So You Want to get rid of Planned Parenthood If you have been keeping up with federal budget problems you know that the Republicans believe that the government should make a lot of cuts to social programs that actually do a lot to serve their local communities. According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid the debate about the national budget is hung up on one detail alone: public funding for Planned Parenthood. Republicans argue they do not want funding to go to Planned Parenthood, which offers abortions as one of its services. Now before I go on my rant let me say that I am not a passionate pro life or pro choice person. I am just a person who tries to see things from all angles.
Here is what Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and the rest of the people trying to score of the pro life movement wont tell you. That less than 2% of the Planned Parenthood budget goes to abortion services. You are not really worried about all the counseling services that they give or low cost health care Planned Parenthood provides to under served areas. For all of you supposed to be Christian groups, do you really think that Christ would not want to help an organization that wants to help the poor and underprivileged that would not otherwise have access to such services. Or is there some upper middle class Bible that I don't have access to reading.
If you think that Glenn Beck is Gone you are mistaken So Glenn Beck has announced that he is leaving his Fox News program sometime this year. Liberal around the country are rejoicing, believing that some kind of victory has been scored. Trust me Glenn Beck will not be gone for long. He will be back spreading his brand of crazy sooner than later. First of all Fox and Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts, said Wednesday they will stay in business creating other projects for Fox television and digital, starting with some documentaries Beck is preparing. Not to mention he has delivered a definite date that he will be gone.
Beck is not leaving a because of any pressure except from the higher ups at Fox News who are scared that he is going even too far for them. The was show was losing sponsors which is the honey for TV and radio shows. when you have 400 Fox advertisers telling the company they did not want their commercials on Beck's show. His ratings were slipping especially among younger viewers that are convented by advertisers. It was fine when he was going after Obama and other Democrats but him putting Republicans on the hot seat is going too far for Fox News. He is a loose cannon and nobody can control a loose cannon. Fox News will still need him for the election season to stir up the Tea Partiers and extreme Right Wing so be on the look out. Our buddy Glenn wont be too far out of reach.
Donald Trump is a another cartoon character
So Donald Trump thinks that he could be President of the United States. Trust me even the Donald is not that delusional to believe he can win, he is just trying to drum up more publicity for his TV show. He is not a real person, much like Glenn Beck the Donald is a real life cartoon character. What disturbs me is that he is picking up supporters. Polls show that the billionaire reality star's popularity has been on the rise as he's taken up the so-called "birther" cause. That is making me question the intelligence of alot you all. If you are even considering casting a ballot take this into account he has no background whatsoever in politics. He also has a nice track record with failure. If you remember the United States Football League (USFL) it was a flourishing football league until Trump got involved. Not to mention his bouts with bankruptcy. After watching his interview with Bill Oreilly I really dont understand how any one could vote for Mr. Trump. Bill even tried to let Donald off the hook of some of his stupid comments but in true Trump fashion he kept rolling with them.
"Intelligence plus character is the true meaning of education." - MLK
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