On today’s show I discuss the attempted smear against Sheriff Richard Mack by the Southern Poverty Law Center on there site Hatewatch.com where they try to tie him to one of the shooters Jared Miller. The only link is a photo of Sheriff Mack and Mr. Miller that was on Miller’s Facebook page. Mack does over 100 talks and appearances a year and at each function their are about 50 to 100 folks who want photos with him. This is just but one photo.
The SPLC goes on to quote Sheriff Mack in their article although during the interview conducted yesterday by Truth Watch’s Ben Swann. Mack states he had no contact with the center about this issue.
Then we have everyone’s favorite liar and criminal Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on CNN Tuesday night doing a “town meeting” event where upon a question about gun violence in schools she goes on to inaccurately portray semi-automatic weapons as automatic weapons and pushes for more stringent background checks. By more stringent she means using medical records to deem people unfit to obtain a firearm. You can read the story here.
While on the topic of school shootings I briefly discuss the push by uninformed parents and school boards to get funding so they can buy “Body Guard” blankets for the students to protect them from shooters during a school shooting. Let’s set aside the cost of $1,000 a blanket and the less than 1 percent chance your child will be subject to such a rare event.
The fact is the blankets where created by a group in Oklahoma to protect students during tornadoes and the flying debris which is a real possibility for folks in OK and other states in tornado alley. You can read about it at ammoland.com which has the story.
The show then turns towards the waste in public schools from a monetary standpoint and the many causes such as corruption in contracts, over staffing of admiration in lieu of the shrinking student population.
Philly School demands more money from the state of PA despite being state’s most expensive public school.
Read about it on Philly.com.
Another cost is the federal control of education that has increased over the past two Presidents. Under Bush we had “No Child Left Behind”. Now under Obama we have the dumbing down of education through Common Core. Congressman Ron Paul had a great piece on this a year ago on his Texas Straight Talk Website.
One real positive note is that it looks like teacher tenure which allows teachers to hold onto jobs solely based on seniority vs merit. A CA Superior court judge in ruled that tenure hurt poor and minority kids and violated their civil rights. You can read the story on the NY Times.
The final segment of the program discussed an article by Mike Adams’ aka The Health Ranger on his Natural News Site about the attack on alternative medical treatments and products discussed on the Dr. Oz show by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO).
The last topic of the day dealt with the United State’s Patent Office canceling the trademark protect of the NFL Redskin’s logo as they deemed it a slur. This not only destroys a business’s ability to operate and generate revenue through the sale and licensing of it’s trademark. But, is also a huge violation of free speech and is basically a thought crime. You can check out the story on the Washington Post website.
The TGB Report is a show about freedom and liberty. Focusing on the truth in political and economic news. Tom will not pull punches or compromise his core believes of classical liberalism in the model of Thomas Jefferson in his fight against government and corporate oppression of the American People.