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Hating America

AVCurmudgeon Wrote: May 21, 2013 2:41 AM
Heard it from just about everyone except Frederick Douglass. He at least understood history.
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Hating America

AVCurmudgeon Wrote: May 21, 2013 2:40 AM
If they want to do well in school they have to make teacher happy. And that teenage rebellion thing? Yeah, it still happens. I recommend cryogenics.
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Hating America

AVCurmudgeon Wrote: May 21, 2013 2:38 AM
Ayers is also a spoiled, upper-middle class kid whose father's wealth paid for his education and quite likely financed him and Dohrn in their "underground" years. He was a dilettante in the 1960s and is a dilettante now, just better paid and more well-connected.
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The Ultimate Clutch Player

AVCurmudgeon Wrote: May 21, 2013 2:34 AM
Spot on, Chuck. When I watch Tebow I am always reminded of what Leo Durocher said about Eddie Stanky: "He can't field, he can't hit, he can't throw. But if he can find a way to beat you, he will." That's Tebow. I should also mention that he is a consummate team player. At Florida he played #2 in a tandem QB setup with Chris Leak. Never complained, never demanded more time, was always ready to go when Urban Meyer called his number. The man is a gamer and a winner. I don't know of too many mediocre football teams that can't use a leader like that, least of all the Jaguars.
Beneath all this is the maintenance of class and economic divides. Are the kids at Sidwell Friends or Hanover going to be subjected to this? No, of course not. They get the elite education: the education designed for those who are going to be running the store. Our kids get the prole education: the education designed for those who are going to be running from store to store. No Child Left Behind was badly misconceived and now we have the result: the liberal nannies in DC making one of the most fundamental decisions possible for our kids.
Thanks, Chuck. We have long since arrived at a point where we think of our nation's politics as a "battle of ideas", making it all a purely temporal issue. But in fact insofar as we abandon our understanding of the role of God in the formation of our country we cannot preserve what we have. If there is any one, single underlying reason we find ourselves in our present mess, that is it.
How about: If you were in Newtown and saw Adam Lanza walking toward the schoolhouse with his rifle in hand, would you not have wanted to be able to stop him, shooting first if necessary?
Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
Hey, DumbSon: provide an iota of proof that the proposed law would have done anything to prevent what happened in Tucson, Aurora or Newtown and I'll be with you. But everyone involved admits it would not. So if not about actual prevention of such incidents, what's it all about, Al? Simple: government control. If you're good with that, just say so. We are not. "Land of the free", remember?
And apparently with very good reason. Try to search my house once and you will never get a second opportunity
From your cell in the Gulag
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