She’s the Secretary of Whaaat?!

Betsy DeVos never attended a public school.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a “world-class Christian college” that offers a courageous and comprehensive Christ-centered education.”  It doesn’t mention anything that would qualify her for this position, for which surely a Ph.D. and a few courses in education should be helpful.

She has four grown children of her own.

In 2001, she listed education reform as a means to “advance God’s Kingdom.” Secretary of Education is not a religious title. If it were, it would be unconstitutional, and using it for the purpose of advancing God’s kingdom is strictly illegal.

Her nomination as Secretary of Education and confirmation by a 51-50 vote on February 7, 2017, was generally criticized by teachers’ unions. It was the first time in history that a vice president broke the tie in the Senate to confirm a cabinet member.

Detroit Free Press editor Stephen Henderson claimed DeVos isn’t an educator or an education leader.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, called DeVos “the most ideological, anti-public education nominee” since the position became a cabinet position.

The Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Michigan Democratic Party opposed DeVos’s nomination.

As Secretary of Education, she admitted she did not know how schools in her home state of Michigan were doing (Not well at all!) until told by an interviewer.

In March 2016, Betsy DeVos described Donald Trump as an “interloper” and said that he “does not represent the Republican Party.” At least, she got that right. Donald Trump represents nothing but himself.

She wants the government to pay for church schools.

But she’s a multi-billionaire and President Trump likes her!


Parts of this post are taken from Wikipedia.

You Won’t Believe It! Neither did I.

The claim is that the two pictures are identical. As far as I can tell, it’s true. Check the details, block by block. Then use straight edges to block out parts of each picture and compare a part of one picture with the same part of the other. You’ll have to conclude, the two pictures are identical, and they are oriented in exactly the same direction.

I believe this is one of the best optical illusions I’ve ever seen.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain
Mark Twain

Strange…a God who could make good children as easily as bad,
yet preferred to make bad ones;
who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short;
mouths Golden Rules and forgiveness
multiplied seventy times seven and invented Hell;
who mouths morals to other people and has none himself;
who frowns upon crimes yet commits them all;
who created man without invitation,
then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man’s acts upon man,
instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself;
and finally with altogether divine obtuseness,
invites this poor, abused slave to worship him!
— Mark Twain

Science in America

Neil deGrasse Tyson says this 4-minute video may contain the most important words he has ever spoken. I think he is probably right about that. This message may be the most important thing we need to hear today. Science is here to stay, and we all need to be scientifically literate. It’s truly urgent!

Listen to his argument. You need to be an informed citizen and voter, and that’s the truth.