Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
What Is Wrong With These People? Chapter Whatever
Just Shut Up And Listen...Especially If You're A Member Of The Rotary Club
Final Vote: 96 - 3
The West May Be Waking To The Truth
Now, Good Liberals, Do We Simply Ignore This Kind Of Stuff?
All I Ask For Is Some Consistency
At Least They're Consistent[ly Wrong]
Hearings For Politics Sake
Sunday, January 29, 2006
What Do Joel Stein And Hamas Have In Common?
Dilution Of The Term "Genius" (or - We're All Geniuses In Our Own Way)
"The Flame Has Been Turned Off Under The Melting Pot"
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Are You A Good Stein, Or A Bad Stein? (apologies to Glinda)
They Get What They Deserve
Maybe If The Men Ran With Their Eyes Averted?
Friday, January 27, 2006
Joel Stein: Cub Reporter
"NSA Quiz" - courtesy of Hugh Hewitt
More On Hamas Electoral Victory
Thursday, January 26, 2006
How Do You Respond To This?
Deadwood-The Complete First Season
Tone Deafness On The Left
Hamas Wins Big
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
He May Not Know Who George Washington Was, But He Sure Knows His Rights...Which Include To Wear A Skirt
I'm Switching To Dogpile
But My Omelet Is Multicultural
It Must Be In Some Way Due To The Infidel Presence In Iraq
Diane Feinstein Articulates Abortion Litmus Test
Both Parties Talk Tough On Iran
Minutemen Denied Parade Permit
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
"Walk For Life" March - San Francisco
I Knew I Liked This Guy
Canada Moves Right
Monday, January 23, 2006
Hate Conquers All...Especially Reason
A 7th Century Philosophy In a 21st Century World
Words Of Wisdom
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Honor Killings On The Rise Among Palestinians
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Joke Of The Day
There's A Discrimination Lawsuit In There Somewhere
But If We Could Only Get Them To Talk Until We're "Blue In The Gills"
Hassan Abbassi, the architect of Iran's "war preparation plan" has said: "We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization... "
The pic above is from the conference at which the President of Iran gave his now infamous remarks about "wiping Israel off the map." Note the already broken globe at the bottom of the hourglass and take a few minutes to read this post at Regime Change Iran.
Are There Any "Moderate" Muslims?
Friday, January 20, 2006
Basketball And Girlie Men
Parent Of The Year
If It Walks Like A Left-Wing Wacko...
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Now, If George Bush Had Made This Comment...
Breaking News: "Truce" Offered By Bin Laden (Look Up Defintion of "Hudna")
***ALERT*** Major Terrorist Plot Against U.S. Thwarted ***ALERT***
Would A Sock Puppet In An Appropriate Place Be OK?
What We Need Are Better Negotiations!
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
What's "The Ringer" About Anyway?
The Bible And The Qur'an
Good News Is No News
One Person's "Sexual Predator" Is Another's Knight In Shining Armor
The Sky Is Falling, The Sky Is Falling...Well, It Very Well Could...
Selective Outrage From The Left
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Those That Do Not Remember History...
The Sad Thing Is, It Doesn't Matter To Democrats
But A Republican Parks His Car Near A Polling Place And Its On CNN
Is It Any Wonder Why We're Raising Generations Of Illiterates
This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, KS, USA. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS, and reprinted by the Salina Journal. I have always known to be true the fact that kids taught in the America of 100-150 years ago were clearly more articulate and knowledgeable. If you don't believe me, take a few moments and read the letters in From Fields of Fire and Glory and then tell me most of our college educated kids have vocabularies like those of the average Civil War soldier.
8th GRADE FINAL EXAM Grammar (Time, one hour)
1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no Modifications.
3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.
4. What are the Principal Parts of a verb? Give Principal Parts of lie, lay and run
5. Define Case, Illustrate each Case.
6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
7. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.
Arithmetic (Time, 1.25 hours)
1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942 lbs., what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1050lbs. for tare?
4. District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20 per meter?
8. Find bank discount on $300 for! 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance around which is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.
U. S. History (Time, 45 minutes)
1. Give the epochs into which U. S. History is divided.
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas.
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.
Orthography (Time, one hour)
1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples of each: Trigraph, sub vocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u'.
5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup
8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.
Geography (Time, one hour)
1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America.
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall &Orinoco.
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
7. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.
[Hat tip: Mrs RTH!]