User Profile: ShiprockBilagaana


Member Since: June 16, 2012

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  • April 18, 2014 at 9:20am

    The inappropriate nature of the assignment aside, did you see the terrible spelling, sentence structure and penmanship of the student?
    Maybe the textbook companies who create these scenaria for the Common Core should let techers teach children HOW to think, analyze and write, rather than using education as a medium for social engineering.

  • April 15, 2014 at 9:45am

    Sorry, I didn’t follow my own rule and proofread before posting.

    The last line should read: references to God?

  • April 15, 2014 at 9:43am

    How am I to teach Romeo and Juliet, especially the scenes with Friar Lawrence, without including Christianity?
    How can I have students read John Milton’s masterpiece, Paradise Lost, without refernce to the Book of Isaiah?
    How can I teach the poetry of Sappho with no mention of the Catholic Church destroying much of her works?
    What value is teaching the Gettysburg Adress and cutting out Lincoln’s refernces yo God?

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  • April 11, 2014 at 7:21pm

    Why do I keep having to repeat this?

    When you go onto someone’s property with intent to commit a felony (burglary) and then threaten them with a weapon (machete), you have JUST USED UP ALL YOUR WARNINGS, FOREVER!!

  • March 25, 2014 at 3:36pm

    Why do I suspect that many of these “armchair vigilantes” have never had to shoot someone? If the good guys are this cavalier about killing another human being, we have already lost the war. Let me give you all some advice — if you do ever have to fire your gun in anger, spend some time afterward getting some counselling. Even if it was justified and the only thing you could have done at the time, having to kill someone is probably the single worst thing you’ll EVER have to do.

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  • March 25, 2014 at 3:17pm

    Easy solution to this — Criminal and civil sanctions against the parents of these little angels. Once Johnny and Susie find out the teacher they lied about “just for kicks” is enjoying all of their stuff and spending everything their parents will make for the rest of their lives, the tide will turn. In the case of a falsely accused teacher who commits suicide, life in prison for both parents.

    Parents are responsible for the actions of their children.

  • March 24, 2014 at 1:15pm

    The majority of rank and file Democrats are not lazy, they are institutionalized. They have been slaves for so long, they don’t even check the cell door any longer. The door is unlocked, but they have been so immobilized with fear — of racism, of poverty, of want, of difficulties — that they have no ambition left but to get as much stuff as their congressional overseers will give them. How I wish some brave Republican would go to the NAACP convention and tell them the truth.

    “Every time Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton tells you to do something for the ‘Cause’, just think to yourself ‘Yes, Massa’ and you’ll eventually understand your relationship to them. They do not care for you. They do not care about you. They do not care with you. They care for the money, loyalty and votes you give them so they can maintain their hold on you and your voting bloc. They care for the power, your power, that they have usurped and misused for their own enrichment. They care for themselves and themselves only. If you walk away, if you get free, if you break their chains on you, they will just find some other poor sap to delude into thinking he has no power.

    Come in out of the darkness. Leave the plantaion the Democrats have kept you on since 1865. Be free men. Then you will be able to see the truth of them, and knowing the truth, you will be free.

    In reply to the contribution The Democrat Party, The Party of The Lazy

  • March 24, 2014 at 12:46pm

    My Sophomores just finished their NMSBA (New Mexico Standards Based Assessment) exams. This also serves as their primary HSGE (High School Graduation Examination). The most common comment from my students was, “That test was so easy, Mr. B.” When I asked them why they thought that was, they all had the same answer — “Your class is harder than the test.”
    My principal doesn’t like the way I teach because I don’t do all the things that SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocols) call for. He wants to see the lesson plans posted in the room, a Content Objective and an Instructional Objective for each Common Core Standard posted each day, a reference to the Outcome Based Educational Goals in every lesson, and he wants me to point out to the students every time I remind them of previous lessons they’ve learned to make sure we get maximum points on our student satisfaction survey. Now, I could do all that, but when would we have time for reading the Literature and having open, far-ranging discussions on the implications of the reading upon our own lives and thought?
    Until they can find some under-handed way to separate me, my students’ test scores (generally 20% higher than other teachers in the same subject) will have to stand for themselves. Last year, my principal went so far as to doctor a printout of the test scores to try and shake my confidence.
    I will keep teaching my strudents how to think, not what to think.

  • March 4, 2014 at 4:05pm

    Actually, this is one method for invalidating a police interrogaton. Ask about going to the restroom only when you are already in near distress. Police interrogators are trained to make you wait for 45 minutes to an hour after you first ask to use the restroom. After asking twice, about 15 minutes apart, go ahead and p*ss yourself. Then blurt out a confession to the Jimmy Hoffa murder or something equally silly. Even a public defender will be able to get you off, once you have been held in duress until you wet yourself.

  • February 27, 2014 at 1:22pm

    Actually, you’re really close. Article 1, Section 9 covers things the Congress (Federal Gov’t) is prohibited from doing. Article 1, Section 10 covers what State Legislatures may not do.

  • February 27, 2014 at 11:28am


    Article 1, Section 9 — No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed. (By Congress)

    Article 1, Section 10 — No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility. (By the States)

  • February 25, 2014 at 9:17pm

    If you really want a great burger, and are willing to share it with everyone in your party, go to the Heart Attack Cafe in Las Vegas. Triple bypass burger with fries and a chocolate shake, Mmmmm. Just be sure not to eat the whole thing yourself, it has something like 4000 calories.

  • February 24, 2014 at 3:04pm

    This is proof of my contention. It is the task of the Professor to teach not just the procedure of the skill, but the theory and logic which goes into the skill. Over the years, I have seen dozens of axioms, theorems, and postulates added to Geometry, when all one needs to derive any other geometrical formula are the ten postulates of Euclid. Students should be learning how to tjink, not what to think.

  • February 24, 2014 at 1:27pm

    I not only DID NOT vote for him, I have never in my life voted for a Democrat for national office. What intrigues me, however is your obvious lack of insight. Did you assume I was a liberal because I am a teacher? Did you peg me for a Democrat because I “defended” the common core standards? Stereotype much, do you?

  • February 23, 2014 at 8:22pm

    I keep seeing these exhortations against the Common Core, but nobody ever says what is wrong with the standards. Take this one, for instance:

    Standard #2 for grades 9-10 — Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its
    development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

    Now, I think we can all agree that this is something that a Freshman needs to begin learning and that a Sophomore needs to have mastered by the end of 10th grade. There is nothing wrong with the standard. The problem lies with the Literature used for implementation, the “in-your-face” drug culture of Mathematics word problems, and the revisionist History being foisted upon students in the Social Studies curriculum.

    I teach Literature and Composition. I taught my Freshmen this standard using Act III of Romeo & Juliet. I taught my Sophomores this standard using Chapters 5 & 6 of The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells. I taught it to my Sophomore Honors students using Native Son, by Richard Wright. Any good piece of writing can be used to teach the standards.

    I tend to use older, more accepted Literature. But young teachers, fresh out of college, who were taught to use the pre-packaged materials from textbook manufacturers, are at a distinct disadvantage. They do not know the Theories of Pedagogy that I learned, all they know is they get 10 weeks off in Summer.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 11:11pm

    Ummm…the House is ALWAYS up for election, every two years. So far they have not abrogated the Constitution to that extent.

  • February 16, 2014 at 9:04am

    I just looked at her stats. I could see right away what was wrong. She’s driving a Chevy. A word of advice, Danica — Get yourself a solid crew chief, a competent mechanic and a Dodge running a built Chrysler 340. Add a close-ratio 4 speed, and you’ll have a much better day at the track.

  • February 14, 2014 at 7:15pm

    The problem with the array is not that it exists but that it is too large. The companies that built it want to sell power to 140,000 homes for $500 a month (they’ll get it because it’s “green” energy). That is $70,000,000 per month. At that rate it will take them 30 months or so to pay for the facility. The thing makes 377 MEGAwatts of power. The typical home runs on less than 1 megawatt a month (about 30 kilowatt/hours a day). One could probably built a DIY solar panel/solar water heater/solar stirling generator set-up for about $1,500 – 3,000 and have free power for years. But these projects are not really about making “green” electricity, nor are they about cutting down the use of “fossil” fuels. They are about separating as many dupes as possible from as much money as possible as quicly as possible.

  • February 14, 2014 at 1:20pm

    I always leave a LOCKED tool box full of dog poop in the back of my pickup when I go to town. At least twice a year, someone “steals” it. I just wish I could get a picture of their face when they finally cut off the lock and find their “secret toy surprise”.

  • February 8, 2014 at 8:33am

    Take a good look at her hands. You’ll notice that, even with what I am sure were safed, unloaded firearms, Dana kept her fingers outside the trigger guards. Good for you, Dana, for practicing safe weapons handling discipline even when I’m sure you knew they were not loaded.