Author: Barbara Cook

Healthcare: Facts & Fiction

Yahoo!  Everyone is getting free medical treatment under the new government healthcare plan! Anytime I need to see a doctor my medical expenses are no more!  Right? Not so fast–more...

Parenting and Terrorism

Parenting is definitely not for the faint hearted.  Hands up if your child has had you shaking your head and wondering, “What did I do wrong?”  That’s what I thought; most of us have had that...

Public Education 2013-Style

I am a public school teacher, and a damn good one, too!  Welcome to my world.  I have taught a variety of subjects the past 11 years, focusing on children with behavior problems at the High...

Haters, Sperm Donors and Condoms—Oh My!

Lately I have been overloaded with insane articles.  Here’s a recap of some of the craziest in the past few weeks. CATHOLICS ARE HATERS! The White House has a petition trying to ban the Catholic...

Guns and Antidepressant Drugs: A Middle School Teacher’s Point of View

Allow me to preface this article by saying that the shootings in Connecticut are a travesty and my prayers go out to the community and family members who lost someone that day.  Is the solution...

Vanilla or Chocolate—New Flavors Of Liberal Racism?

Vanilla or chocolate–hmm, let’s see, what am I talking about – maybe cake or ice cream?  No.  According to the “illustrious” Cornell West, “vanilla” would be the white children who were...

The Fat Lady Hasn’t Sung!

Fellow Americans, yes, we lost the battle, but we did not lose the war! Americans are resilient and we will come back as a great nation!   We have done it before and we will do it again. How many...

Clinton’s Revenge on Obama?

Clinton and Obama, best buds or arch rivals?  It would appear that they both have dirt on each other and at any given moment that dirt could be spilled. During the Vice Presidential debate, the...

Proud To Be Me – Don’t Hate!

I am a white, redheaded, freckled American and proud of it!! I believe people should be proud of who they are. I believe we don’t have to agree to get along. I believe in family. I believe the...

He Loves Me , He Loves Me Not….Or He Lies , He Lies Not…

“Fool me once, shame on you, but fool me twice and shame on me” – ever heard that said before?  Kind of reminds me of the current jargon we’re hearing from the left about how Obama has changed...

Barack, Tell Us You Didn’t!

All the mainstream media outlets continuously reported that the film, Innocence of Muslim, was the root cause of all the rioting in the Middle East.  Now we know this wasn’t the case after...

A Letter to Obama From a Frustrated Teacher

Dear Mr. Obama, When I first saw you on television I was impressed with such an articulate, fluid, charismatic orator.  You were passionate and clear with your message and vision for America. ...

Barack, Whose Side Are You On?

All the media outlets are reporting on the film, Innocence of Muslim, as the root cause of all the rioting in the Middle East. Here in the United States people have the right to free speech that...

Are There Double Standards Regarding Threats?

Double standards run amok about what is permissible and what is not permissible in regard to threats, or perceived threats to individuals. Two articles came to my attention within a 24-hour...