Wednesday, April 25, 2007
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - When school officials announce the name of the Fresno High School prom king on Saturday, Cinthia Covarrubias will be wearing a tuxedo just like the six boys vying for the honor.
School officials this week added the 17-year-old's name to the ballot for prom king, reversing a previous district protocol that allowed only males to run for king and females for prom queen.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
This Bill Is Still A Threat!!
I am concerned that people are not more aware and concerned about California's AB 755. Folks are getting conflicting messages about this bill. Some of the media is putting out the message that the bill has been fixed and no longer deals with spanking while the truth is the opposite.
For all intents and purposes, AB 755 would make spanking with a spoon or paddle illegal. The ACLU testified to this fact in the hearing last week (Tuesday, April 17th, 2007).
The author of this bill, Assembly Member Sally Lieber, is the Speaker Pro Tempore of the California State Assembly. This is the 2nd in command position in the Assembly so she has quite a bit of clout and sway in the legislature. It is Sally Lieber's claim that AB 755 does not deal with spanking and that good parents should not have any concerns with the bill. The truth is that she believes that "good parents" don't spank their children. She has stated that it is her goal to outlaw all spanking in California. She is using this bill to move California in that direction. Her claim to the Assembly Committee on Public Safety was that AB 755 was not a spanking bill. This is not true because in affect, AB 755 will cause loving parents to be accused, arrested and tried for child abuse for simply spanking their children with a spoon or ruler or any other implement commonly used in appropriate and loving discipline.
There is no age limit on this bill. No matter if your child is 5 or 15, the government is telling you how to discipline them, or more specifically, how not to.
Call your California State legislators (both Assembly and Senate) and tell them to vote no on AB 755.
TIMELINE OF AB 755
January 18, 2007
Sally Lieber Initial Press Release
February 20, 2007
Lieber Press Conference
February 22, 2007
AB 755 Introduced
April 17, 2007
Heard in Assembly Public Safety and Passed as Amended
For More Information See:
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
SF Chronicle Story
CCF Press Release
Child And Family Protection Association - Background Information on AB 755 Prohibition of Spanking
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
This is linked to various scandals involving the Clintons including Whitewater, Lewinsky, Vince Foster Suicide, and others. The presidency of Bill Clinton set some records in this regard.
Friday, April 06, 2007
Priority Magazine, January/February 2007, Page 11
Doesn't this say something about our culture? Our culture encourages individuals to give over their decision making in regards to health and retirement to their employers rather than take that responsibility into their own hands. Pretty soon it will be against the law to handle these kinds of things on your own.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Iran has pardoned and released the 15 British military personnel seized in the Gulf 12 days ago. At the conclusion of a rambling two-hour speech, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the move was an Easter present to the British people.
After decorating members of the Iranian coast guard that captured the seven Royal Navy sailors and eight Royal Marines on March 23, Mr Ahmadinejad said he was prepared to forgive Britain for trespassing into Iranian territorial waters.
"This pardon is a gift to the British people," the President said, observing that it falls between the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad last weekend and the celebration of Easter.