Russ Gibb at Random

True or false ?

January 25, 2008

My son started at HFCC in this Winter Semester, We withdrew him in the first week after he reported that 2 of his 5 classes were more unruly than his classrooms at EFHS as many of the students in his classes were duel enrollee's.

Oakland Community College accepted his late registration because the counselor there informed us that they have had a wave of transfers from HFCC in the last fall and current winter semesters.

Oakland Community College is now targeting HFCC students for enrollment with in-district tuition rates for out-of-district HFCC transferee's and has made it clear that they are NOT accepting non-qualified HS enrollee's like HFCC is now doing.

--by See Ya HFCC on 1/22/08 Lives:


gibb and monkey business

January 26, 2008

National elections
Democratic party self destruction
Democratic coalition groups
Feminism/Race politics
Republican party lost
What's in a middle name
Political parties bye bye
Congressional pay raises
Smart monkeys
Dr. Doolittle's heaven
Henry Ford Community College
Roger Craig
Mike Berry
Ford Motor Company
Buy American

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Diana Ross Lipstink

January 28, 2008

Detroit's own music diva Diana Ross was booed off the stage in Jamaica yesterday! Why? At 80 dollars a ticket she lip-synced her performance and the crowd was not very happy. Jamaican papers are loaded with criticism.


Ted Kennedy betrays women

January 29, 2008

Senator Ted Kennedy Betrays Women by Not Standing for Hillary Clinton for President;
Ultimate Betrayal Felt by Women Everywhere. NOW

ALBANY, NY -- January 28 -- Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy's endorsement of Hillary Clinton's opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that his support for the compromises in No Child Left Behind and the Medicare bogus drug benefit brought us the passage of these flawed bills. We have thanked him for his ardent support of many civil rights bills, BUT women are always waiting in the wings.

And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He's picked the new guy over us. He's joined the list of progressive white men who can't or won't handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not "this" one). "They" are Howard Dean and Jim Dean (Yup! That's Howard's brother) who run DFA (that's the group and list from the Dean campaign that we women helped start and grow). They are Alternet, Progressive Democrats of America,, Kucinich lovers and all the other groups that take women's money, say they'll do feminist and women's rights issues one of these days, and conveniently forget to mention women and children when they talk about poverty or human needs or America's future or whatever.

This latest move by Kennedy, is so telling about the status of and respect for women's rights, women's voices, women's equality, women's authority and our ability - indeed, our obligation - to promote and earn and deserve and elect, unabashedly, a President that is the first woman after centuries of men who "know what's best for us."


Democrat Obama, Politician???

January 30, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama's father was a Muslim and many people think he is the Democratic Party candidate of choice for Arab-Americans.

However, Ali Abunimah, the Electronic Intifada (rebellion) has a different view. Take a read of his website; you might be surprised:


Dearborn Schools Failing

February 2, 2008

A Parent speaks out.

Can someone explain the new "hands off" attendance policy... Going on in the Dearborn Public schools ?

Its simple IN THE DARK, it basically means that students can be absent all they want and the school system cannot do anything about it. A student could miss 30 days of school and teachers are not allowed to fail them because of attendance alone.

It is conceivable that a student could do the assigned work, or at least enough of it just to pass, but they cannot be failed because of attendance. My son's science teacher told me that she has students who have missed half the lab assignments but was told that she can't fail them because of the new policy.

An impromptu survey of my son's teachers and a few others I know at EFHS say that their total number of absences has skyrocketed this year. My son's first hour science teacher says in a class of 28, she has logged over 250 total absences with 180 late and tardy, in just one class. That's 430 total absent, late and tardy in one first hour course. She had three students fail with 16 receive some form of D. That means in a class of 28, just 9 got a C or better. How does our schools system receive accreditation with grades like this? She is not alone people! Every single teacher is reporting similar spikes in attendance and performance drops across the district. Why don't you all check it out?


Gibb learning how to tell time

February 3, 2008

(Viewing time 9 min.)
Breakfast with Said Deep and Raad Alawon
Turning off local television
Gender and race politics
Polling, timing how, when and where
Internet technology - good and bad
Tomas Sustek and Slovak TV
The unknown Obama; His brother, his cousin Odinga
Rich, white Democrats

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bbc, barack Obama and his cousin

February 4, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Obama at an Arab community event in Chicago (Photo: Ali Abunimah)


A Citizen Rants

February 8, 2008

Politico-El Garbago

I am so fed up with our local politicians. We have one of the ( Dearborn ) highest property taxes in Michigan. My block is full of 5 new renters that do not even shovel their own snow. The Mayor ( O'reilly ) has become an expert at everything, his opinion is all that now matters. Our city council gets paid an enormous amount of money to work a few hours a month. Since , when did public service become a Job for a lifetime. Why is Polidori in Lansing ? Hart was the life-long senator that went from one new job to another. How are these rip-off artists entitled to our state and city money. Our up-incoming star .....Abraham, has his lips quivering for a run at the mayorship, Give me a break , what are his qualifications ? It a huge pay-check with pension benefits. Maybe , these local policos can head over To Lansing and reap more cash and a new Job. Boy , the voters and citizens are so blind to these tax-mongers .Oh , by he way we have 2 State houses in Lansing, doing what ? What they are doing is planning their next job, their term limits job is about to expire.

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Sad Sad News

February 8, 2008

John B. O'Reilly Senior, the father of our present mayor Jack O'Reilly Jr., passed away yesterday. See city website for more information:

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