May 29, 2010

Bad Teachers

From the files at Bad Bad Teacher

Karland Tremain Miller, 33, a 9th grade math teacher and assistant varsity basketball coach at Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama has reportedly been arrested on allegations of having sex with a 15-year-old female student on the grounds of Central High School’s Freshman Academy.

Reportedly, Miller Miller turned himself in Tuesday afternoon after authorities issued a warrant for his arrest on a charge of statutory rape.

William Greg Whitehurst, 47, a Chowan County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy and former school resource officer at John A. Holmes High School in Edenton, North Carolina has been indicted by a Chowan County grand jury on allegations of sex crimes involving a female student.

Whitehurst was indicted on three counts of second-degree sexual offense, three counts of taking indecent liberties with a student and three counts of having sexual activities with a student.

Robert Maxwell Jr., 29, a former teacher at Madison Central High School at Madison, Mississippi has reportedly been arrested on allegations of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female student.

Maxwell, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in to police Tuesday night and is reportedly charged with one count of enticement of a child.

Nichole Chapman, 28, a former teacher at the North Shelby School, a school for students with varying degrees of physical and mental challenges, in Shelby, North Carolina has reportedly been arrested on allegations having a sexual relationship with a student.

Reportedly, Chapman was arrested on two felony counts of indecent liberties with a student and two felony counts of a sex offense with a 19-year-old student.

Brad Eric Franklin, 32, an English teacher at Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas has reportedly been charged on allegations of touching a 16-year-old female student inappropriately.
Franklin, who was arrested earlier this month on a class C misdemeanor assault charge alleging improper touching of the same student. Upon investigation, a felony charge of improper relationship between an educator and a student was filed against Franklin who then surrendered to authorities.

Michelle Reed Daniel, 40, a former math teacher at Keene High School in Keene, Texas who in April was indicted by a Johnson County grand jury has pleaded not guilty to charges arising from alleged relationships with three high school students.

Daniel was indicted on three second-degree felony counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student and one count of sexual assault of a child.

Kristen M. Marginean, 28, a teacher at Hope Academy in Canton, Ohio has reportedly been indicted by a Stark County grand jury on allegations that she fondled a student. Reportedly, Marginean was indicted on one third-degree felony count of gross sexual imposition. It is alleged that Marginean engaged in a “continuous course of conduct” during the 2008-09 school year, fonding the child who was reportedly 8 and 9 years old at the time.

Sgt. Charles Ray Moore, 51, a JROTC instructor at Atholton High School in Columbia, Maryland has reportedly been arrested on allegations that he twice had sex contact with a 17-year-old female student. Reportedly, Moore is charged with sexual child abuse and sexual child abuse by a person in a position of authority. Following his arrest, Moore was released from the Howard County Detention Center after positing a $7,500 unsecured bond.

Rebecca Ann Harvey, 33, a special education teacher at the Pottsgrove High School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania has reportedly been arrested on allegations of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. Rebecca Harvey is reportedly charged with two counts of corruption of minors.
Harvey came to the attention of authorities last Tuesday after an officer on patrol alleges that he discovered Harvey and the boy in the backseat of her car in Pottstown. It is further alleged that the vehicles windows were fogged up and an investigation allegedly revealed Harvey and the student inside the car were “scrambling” to put their clothes on.

Nicole Jacobsen, 39, a former eighth-grade learning disabled resource teacher at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein, Illinois has reportedly been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a 14-year-old male student. Reportedly, Jacobsen was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and following her arrest was subsequently released after posting 10 percent of her $50,000 bond. Jacobsen came to the attention of authorities after the boy’s 17-year-old brother allegedly found messages on the 14-year-old’s Facebook account between the boy and Jacobsen.

Marla Gurecki-Haskins, 37, a special education teacher at Canandaigua Academy in Canandaigua, New York has reportedly been arrested on allegations of improper relationships with multiple male students, ages 16 and 17-years-old. Reportedly, Gurecki-Haskins is charged with one felony count of disseminating indecent material to a minor, one misdemeanor count of official misconduct and two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
It is alleged that during the month of April, Gurecki-Haskins used a cell phone to invite a 16-year-old male student to have sex with her, performed oral sex on a 17-year-old male student while in her classroom during school hours and communicated with two 16-year-old boys via cell phone, texts and emails to encourage them to have a sexual relationship with her.

Hipolito Rivera, 59, a U.S. Air Force ROTC instructor at Central High School in Carrollton, Georgia has reportedly been arrested on allegations of inappropriate conduct from several female students. According to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, Rivera is charged with one count of sexual assault. Rivera had an initial court appearance on Saturday at which time a Magistrate denied bond. Reportedly, six female students at Central High School filed sexual harassment complaints against Rivera last week.

Sylvanus A. Tyler, 40, a a drama and music teacher at McKinley Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin is reportedly being sought by police on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female student. An arrest warrant charging Tyler with sexual assault and child enticement was filed Monday in Kenosha County Circuit Court. The arrest warrant carries a $100,000 cash bond requirement.

Robert Mark Fickenscher, 57, a chemistry teacher at Madison High School, in Madison, Ohio has reportedly been arrested on allegations of attempting to solicit sex from what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. Fickenscher was arrested during a teaching symposium at Harvey High School on a warrant from the Pennsylvania Attorney General Child Predator Unit. It is alleged that Fickenscher and the undercover agent posting as the girl met in a chat room and were speaking between April and July and that Fickenscher and “the girl” planned to meet in the Erie area.

Joseph M. Calabrese, 24, an assistant teacher at Generations Early Care and Education, a daycare, in Irondequoit, New York has reportedly been arrested on allegations of molesting a 7-year-old girl at the facility. Reportedly, Calabrese was arrested Monday night and arraigned in Irondequoit Town Court on one count each of first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Calabrese is accused of sexually touching a 7-year-old girl with his hands on April 29.

Bryan Wendt, 27, a former student teacher at Waukesha Central Middle School in Waukesha, Wisconsin and who is now a physical education teacher at Summit Elementary and Park Lawn Elementary in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin has reportedly been arrested on allegations of the sexual assault of a then 14-year-old female student at Waukesha Central Middle School.
Reportedly, Wendt was arrested on charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child, repeated acts of sexual assault of the same child and one count of child enticement.

Heather Lynne Zeo, 36, a math teacher at North Penn High School in Lansdale Pennsylvania has reportedly been arrested on allegations of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. Zeo was reportedly charged today with endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of minors. It is alleged that Zeo began the relationship with the boy in April. It is also alleged that Zeo was having sexual conversations and contact with the student both on and off school grounds and that these conversation extended to phone calls and internet chats.

It is further alleged that Zeo had an inappropriate relationship over the Internet with another male student and that the second relationship involved sexually explicit Internet chats and several invitations from Zeo for the student to visit her classroom when she was alone so they could have sex.

Dale Alan Elledge, 72, a volunteer teacher at Word of Life Ministries & Academy in Dibble, Oklahoma has reportedly been charged on allegations of molesting six girls for a period of years.
The District Attorney of McClain County has charged Dale Alan Elledge with six felony counts involving children whose ages ranged from 8- to 12-years-old at the time of the offenses.

Marzet Farris, 67, a former shop teacher at Conackamack Middle School in Piscataway, New Jersey has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl over a nine-month period, starting when she was 13 years-old. Farris was charged in 2006. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of sexual assault, admitting he attacked the teenager various times between September 2003 and June 2004.

When Will We See Justice Served?

As I reflect on Memorial Day 2010 I have to include one extra day - June 1, 2009. That’s the day my nephew Pvt. William Andrew Long was murdered by a terrorist and his friend and fellow soldier Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula was severely wounded but survived the attack in front of the Little Rock Arkansas Army recruiting center. They both had recently finished basic training and were helping at the recruiting center while waiting orders to be sent overseas for active duty. They had stepped out in front to have a smoke break when the shooter arrived on the scene. Had they not been there it is likely many more people would have been shot since there were thirteen people inside the center at the time.

The terrorist - Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad - a US citizen who converted to radical Islam, claims his actions were justified because of the US fighting Muslims in Iraq & Afghanistan. He had been to Yemen recently and spent time with other radical Muslims while there.

My sister - Andy's mom - was sitting in the parking lot near the recruiting center waiting for Andy's shift at the recruiting station to end so they could spend time at home that evening. She did not actually see the shooting because she had the car parked facing away from the center, but she did hear the shots and immediately saw her son lying on the pavement in a pool of blood. She could not get to him because others were performing CPR in a valiant effort to keep him alive while the ambulance came. She had to stand by helplessly and watch her son's life ebb away.

The outpouring of support, prayers, cards and letters from people from all over was swift and heartfelt. When I visited my sister a few days after the murder of Andy she showed me a laundry basket full of those cards and letters. They were more than a simple sympathy card. These were from people who truly understand what it is about to serve your country and die in the service of one's country. Many contained long hand written letters expressing feeling of gratitude for Andy's willingness to serve our country. One in particular was from the wife of one of the recruiters who was inside the center when this happened. Along with her expression of sorrow about Andy's murder she also said that she would make certain that her children understand that their Daddy is alive today because of Andy's sacrifice. If Andy and Quinton were not in front of the center who knows how many people inside the center this terrorist could have killed or wounded.

To this day, our Commander in Chief - President Obama - refuses to acknowledge this attack for what it was - TERRORISM - instead when he called my Sister and Brother-in-law he called it a senseless tragedy!! What a bunch of double speak!! To minimize this attack because he was in the middle of talks with foreign leaders trying his best to use "diplomacy" to solve a problem that has NO CHANCE of being solved by diplomacy is ridiculous!! And by some “technicality” in the rules about how the Purple Heart medal is awarded there is a question about it being awarded to Andy & Quinton!

It's now a year later and the wheels of justice continue to turn ever so slowly. We are still waiting for the trial of this TERRORIST to start. It may start this June or it may not, the defense lawyer has been trying every trick he can think of to delay and stall the trial. We continue to hope to see justice served soon. Please remember to say a prayer for Andy and Quinton's families on this weekend and the anniversary of this terrorist attack on US soil as we all take time out to remember those who have already given their lives in the service of our country defending the freedoms we daily enjoy in our country.

May 28, 2010

Kung Fu Bear



Awesome.

Just to Clarify the whole Sestak thing...

Barack told Arlen he'd take care of him.

Rahm told Bill they wanted Sestak to quit. (And who told Rahm? Come on, you know...)

Bill told Sestak's brother they'd get him an "unpaid" consulting gig instead of a six figure gig with the best benefits in the world and tons of power if he would quit? That's some kind of incentive.

They dump this on the Friday of a Holiday weekend and they think that since it did not include a monetary figure it is all right?

Ok, first, is this really the best that they could come up with?

Second, does anyone actually believe this steaming pile of crap?

Third, should we now call Obama Obamaglojevich?

Fourth, we need a special prosecutor to find the truth here.

Brilliant

Editoonial


Health Care Rationing Under Obamacare? You bet.

Michael D. Tanner @ Cato

'Death Panels' Were an Overblown Claim -- Until Now

During the debate over ObamaCare, the bill's opponents were excoriated for talk of rationing and "death panels." And in fairness, with a few minor exceptions governing Medicare reimbursements, the law does not directly ration care or allow the government to dictate how doctors practice medicine.

But if President Obama wanted to keep a lid on that particular controversy, he just selected about the worst possible nominee for director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the office that oversees government health care programs. Obama's pick, Dr. Donald Berwick, is an outspoken admirer of the British National Health Service and its rationing arm, the National Institute for Clinical Effectiveness (NICE).

"I am romantic about the National Health Service. I love it," Berwick said during a 2008 speech to British physicians, going on to call it "generous, hopeful, confident, joyous, and just." He compared the wonders of British health care to a U.S. system that he described as trapped in "the darkness of private enterprise."

Berwick was referring to a British health care system where 750,000 patients are awaiting admission to NHS hospitals. The government's official target for diagnostic testing was a wait of no more than 18 weeks by 2008. The reality doesn't come close. The latest estimates suggest that for most specialties, only 30 to 50 percent of patients are treated within 18 weeks. For trauma and orthopedics patients, the figure is only 20 percent.

Overall, more than half of British patients wait more than 18 weeks for care. Every year, 50,000 surgeries are canceled because patients become too sick on the waiting list to proceed.


... And, Dr. Berwick wants to bring NICE-style rationing to this country. "It's not a question of whether we will ration care," he said in a magazine interview for Biotechnology Healthcare, "It is whether we will ration with our eyes open."

Read the rest here.

Is it becoming clear yet? Person after person named by Obama loves big government and despises free enterprise. Our country is being destroyed.

Is it November yet?

Mmmmmmmmm Chocolate

For Immediate Release
May 28, 2010
Contact: Bill Folk, Chairman, 414-975-3600

Racine County GOP Welcome Republican Officials and Candidates to ChocolateFest

This weekend Burlington hosts its annual ChocolateFest and the Racine County Republican Party will be joined by a host of Republican candidates and elected officials throughout the weekend!

"Thanks to the tireless efforts of a couple of great volunteers, Kevin Cronin & Dona Poelman, there will be a whole host of Republican candidates this year at our ChocolateFest booth," stated Chairman Bill Folk.

Milwaukee County Executive and Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Walker will be close at hand as well as all of the Lieutenant Governor candidates, Ben Collins, Rep. Brett Davis, Rebecca Kleefisch and Mayor Dave Ross. US Senate candidates Dave Westlake and Ron Johnson will also be in attendance over the weekend. State Treasurer candidate Scott Feldt has confirmed his attendance and candidate for Secretary of State, David King has been invited.

"This is on top of our local officials that work extraordinarily hard at these events like Rep. Vos, Rep. Gunderson & DA Mike Nieskes. Candidates for office Van Wanggaard and Chris Wright will also be there," said Chairman Folk. "It is just so great to have this much enthusiasm, this early in an election year. So please come out to ChocolateFest and drop by our booth and see who's there."

ChocolateFest hours are:

Friday - 4PM - 12AM
Saturday - 10AM - 12AM
Sunday - 10AM - 12AM
Monday - 12PM - 8PM

The glaring difference between...

Muslims and Christians is something like this.

Had this been [insert the name that may not be spoken here] that was talked about and painted in a blasphemous manner, the Jihads and Fatwah's would be endless.

I doubt there is or will be a website calling for the artist's assassination.
But, hey, I could be wrong.

Let me know when I am.

May 26, 2010

I'm curious....

Why is the Obama administration sending out Medicare mailers that their own actuary says are bunk?

Kenosha Teacher sought for sexual assault in Illinois.

The Journal Times has the story.

How many on these stories do we see a week? This is the third story of this kind locally in the last week.

After a time in the Catholic Church scandal you had to stop blaming Priests and start blaming the Catholic Church.

When is that time coming for teachers? Who do you blame? The Union?

I used to run a weekly feature on Saturdays called Bad Bad Teacher where we highlighted examples of this sort from across the country on a weekly basis. My mission was to bring more attention to this issue as a national problem. Of course I was routinely bashed by teachers for pointing this out.

It seems like this is happening more and more and more.

Why are those who we trust with educating our children preying on them? What can we do to curb this growing trend?

It is amazing that while the Catholic Church gets bashed for the past we have a much more pressing issue in the present. (Note: I have never defended the Catholic Church on this and I never will) Individual cases get local media splashes over the short term but this is turning into a trend on a nationwide basis.

More examples:

New York
Florida
Ohio

Class is in session.

Wigdy does some math for Tom Nelson.

Guess the number game.

1,969

Where is Mr. Pelican Pants when you need him?

Update: The US/Mexico border is 1,969 miles long.

Seriously now, what good are 1,200 National Guard Troops going to do? They will not all be on duty at the same time. Senator McCain is right, you would need something closer to 12,000 to actually seal the border.

May 25, 2010

Good news in California.

Obama is going to San Francisco to stump for Barbara Boxer. We all know how well that has been working.

I'm glad he has time for politics.

A shame he does not have time to pay proper respect to our troops.

Looks like martial law in Jamaica...

Perspective....

So what do Muslims really want?

So as I was watching one of my many NatGeo specials on extreme construction projects and the narrator spoke of a theme: Abu Dhabi is in a construction one-upsmanship with Dubai. Billions of dollars are being spent on construction projects to remake their “lakefront” and to build iconic buildings that are instantly recognizable worldwide.
You probably already know of Dubai’s exploits: 1, 2 and 3.

But apparently, ever since Abu Dhabi had to lend money to Dubai, they figured that they shouldn’t be left behind.
So the construction boom started: 1, 2 and 3 with much more to come.

Does that strike anyone else as a little odd?
The heartland of Islam is building, while some hope to tear down buildings in other nations.
OK, queue the “its not all Islam, its just a few! You’re such an ignorant racist!!” people.
Yeah, whatev...

BUT...

Why does it always seem that its left up to the NON-muslims to point that out and most ardently defend this religion?

ALSO

What would you all-knowing types guess the percentage of Islam is militant?
10%? Probably high.
1%? Probably low, but if there are ~1.3 billion Muslims in the world and 1% are militant-kill-all-infidels type, that’s still more than the population of our 13 least populous states combined.

By the way, I don’t really care what religion you are, I only care if you want to kill me.
And religion is not a race, so lets try keep the racist crap to a minimum.

Who said this?

"real solutions to fix our broken borders cannot wait that long. Human and drug smuggling rings continue to thrive in Arizona, crossing our border and using our cities as major hubs to transport crosser throughout the country. While we wait for real progress on the "virtual fence," border communities in Arizona will continue to be strained by the millions of dollars in costs they must absorb due to the state of border security."

Janet Napolitano while she was the governor of Arizona. She sings a different tune now that she is an Obama-bot.

May 24, 2010

Wow and you thought Jimmy Carter was a disgrace before...

You have to read this.

MRQ spice things up

MRQ


You have to do it. Althouse.


getting short. Kate


Spice things up. Patrick


actions have consequences. Owen


inappropriate, skimp clothing. kkdither


Just how big? Opus.


Still smiling the next day. Carrie


travelling naked. Bussorah


Don't get cocky. Trog


inciting the rabble-rousers. Justin

Ohmigosh. Ohmigoodness. Ohmiholyhecks!! Sara



Obssessed with #2 Wigdy



Kind of nutty and a little slutty. James T



TRQ


way stinkier. CFR


I might have sweaty boobage and my undies are sticking to my butt. Corey


the main means of cooking in Racine? Shoebox


Check out my pictures. Nick.


"Local Man Reads Teleprompter" Ted


no reason to resist. Carrie


making it look better. Sara


[beep] my [beep] [beep] [beeeeeeeeep]. Radish


The world has changed. Michael


really nuts. Patrick


I was going until I had to come Pete


The dress looks good on him. Deibert


belly dancing. Jones


Red Hot Wiener Egg


bought Jack Bauer Conrad Jack Bauer can not be bought.

Reading is super swell

Now we can all understand the trains.



Someone is lying...

Somehow I doubt

that this will work.

Leinenkugel

Out.

This was the smartest thing he has done on his campaign to date.

Attention Mark Neumann

You will never get my vote, nor any other true conservatives by using ridiculous publicity stunts.

It becomes clearer by the day that the only hope you have is to attract crossover Democrat votes in the primary.

It is time for you to quit.

Vote for Van

Van's website is up.

Visit it and help Van defeat Lehman.