...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732



Friday, January 31, 2014

Love and Let Love -

2,000 people of the city of Stockholm gathered at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium to show their support to the LGBT people of Russia and to sing the most beautiful national anthem in the world.  

Found for Friday


I recently bought a young 
registered Black Angus bull. I put him 
out with the herd but he just ate grass 
and wouldn't even look at a cow.I was 
beginning to think I had paid more for 
that bull than he was worth. Anyhow, 
I had the Vet come and have a look at 
him. He said the bull was very healthy,
but possibly just a little young, so he 
gave me some pills to feed him once 
per day.

The bull started to service the cows within two days -- all 
my cows! He even broke through the fence and bred with 
all  of my neighbour's cows! He's like a machine!

I don't know what was in the pills the Vet gave him but 
they kind of taste like peppermint. 

 The other day I held the door open for a clown. 
I thought it was a nice jester.
 Most airline food is pretty bad, but their haggis is just plane offal.
Dr. Jekyll's more successful second formula turned him into a world-class sprinter rather than a violent psychopath, proving that you can run but you can't always Hyde. 

 Isn't the Grand Canyon just gorges?


I tried to play the shoehorn but got only footnotes.


Most boat owners are afraid of buying new hats because they hate cap sizing.
 I went to a dance with a broken leg. During the slow dances my date could tell that I had a crutch on her.
Homonyms are a reel waist of thyme. 
 Definition of a will: a dead give away.
 Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion. 
 When a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sam found this and


Someone had to remind me, 
So I'm reminding you, too. 
Don't laugh.... It is all true!

Perks of reaching or being over 60
 
And heading towards 
70 and beyond! 

1. 
Kidnappers are not very 
Interested in you.

2. 
In a hostage situation,
You are likely to be released first.
 

3. 
No one expects you to run --
Anywhere.


4. 
People call at 9 PM (or 9 AM) and ask, 
'Did I wake you?'

5. 
People no longer view you as a 
Hypochondriac.

6. 
There is nothing left 
To learn the hard way.

7. 
Things you buy now     will
Never wear out.


8. 
You can eat 
Supper at 4 PM.

9. You can live without sex 
But not your glasses.

10. 
You get into heated arguments 
About pension plans.

11. 
You no longer think of speed limits 
As a challenge.

12. 
You quit trying to hold
Your stomach in no matter who walks
 
Into the room. 

13. 
You sing along 
With elevator music.

14. 
Your eyes won't get 
Much worse.

15. 
Your investment in health insurance 
Is finally beginning to pay off. 

16. 
Your joints are more accurate meteorologists 
Than the national weather service.

17. 
Your secrets are safe with your friends 
Because they can't remember them either.

18. 
Your supply of brain cells is finally down to 
A manageable size. 

19. 
You can't remember 
Who sent you this list. 

And you notice these are all 
In big print 
For your convenience. 

Forward this to everyone 
You can remember 
Right now! 

AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING:

Never, NEVER, NEVER
, 
Under any circumstances, 
Take a sleeping pill, and a laxative on 
The same night! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluations

A Student Explains What's Wrong With Our School System And Why We Mistrust Teachers. Nails It.


Common Core standards were created to equalize education across incomes — to make the quality of education that students from affluent families get available to students from poor families. 

However, the extreme focus on testing might be creating an education system that lacks a whole lot of things that are really, really important. This kid nails the problem with Common Core in a new way, claiming that we're ruining the way we teach and learn. It's keeping teachers from doing what they're so good at and students from being real human learners. 

Just listen to what he has to say. If he gets it as a student, it's hard to understand how the adults who are implementing it don't see the problem.

Toad Trivia



Sounds that the Toad has been finding some things to enjoy.