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In July I contacted my two senators and my congressman concerning the illegal alien debacle. I spent at least 15 minutes on the phone with each office (of course not the actual representative). My congressman, Jim Himes, also held a telephone town hall during which I talked to another of his aides and explained my questions/comments about illegals. I was never connected to Himes. So I followed up with a four page letter to Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy, and Congressman Himes and also included a 17 page list of laws broken by this administration concerning aliens. This was a list put together by Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. I also enclosed several articles from TownHall and National Review On-line to further support my argument that everything this administration is doing is unlawful. It is now the 23rd of August and so far I have not received anything from any of them, except a form letter after my original call to Himes and on which I called him for not answering my questions or arguing my comments. This situation is so out of hand that Joe is right; soon we will be the UNITED SOVIET STATES of America. I can't even describe how deeply and totally angry and saddened by what is happening to this once lawful and wonderful country.
Young women and many older women voted for Obama and dems in 2012. Lord only knows why. However, now the dems are beginning their stupid preaching of the war on women again. I would recommend strongly that everyone here read Katie Pavlich's new book, ASSAULT AND FLATTERY, and then pass it along or strongly recommend it to everyone you know, but especially young women. I just finished the book which has extensive footnotes and is easy to read. I thought I knew a lot about what has been happening in this country since the 60's when I grew up and became more aware of things. I was wrong. The book isn't a history book as such, but it really does make one more aware of who really is responsible for a "war on women," and the more we know about that and can pass it along to others the better this country may be. With idiots like Pelosi, Murray, and Fluke on the airways ratcheting up their rhetoric on how the repubs are against women, it helps to have some factual knowledge to argue against any woman who believes them. Millennials, especially, need to be educated on how they've been misled and victimized by other women and by men. Unfortunately, there are too many repub men who can't articulate effectively on the true differences between the dems and repubs and their treatment of women.
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Socialism Punk’d You, Millennials

carole28 Wrote: Jul 14, 2014 1:52 PM
Young women and many older women voted for Obama and dems in 2012. Lord only knows why. However, now the dems are beginning their stupid preaching of the war on women again. I would recommend strongly that everyone here read Katie Pavlich's new book, ASSAULT AND FLATTERY, and then pass it along or strongly recommend it to everyone you know, but especially young women. I just finished the book which has extensive footnotes and is easy to read. I thought I knew a lot about what has been happening in this country since the 60's when I grew up and became more aware of things. I was wrong. The book isn't a history book as such, but it really does make one more aware of who really is responsible for a "war on women," and the more we know about that and can pass it along to others the better this country may be. With idiots like Pelosi, Murray, and Fluke on the airways ratcheting up their rhetoric on how the repubs are against women, it helps to have some factual knowledge to argue against any woman who believes them. Millennials, especially, need to be educated on how they've been misled and victimized by other women and by men. Unfortunately, there are too many repub men who can't articulate effectively on the true differences between the dems and repubs and their treatment of women.
I watched this fool and her idiotic comments last night and was screaming at the TV. All the comments here against NOW are correct. It is an organization that does nothing for women overall and never did. And all those stupid women who believed the 2012 preaching and the current "war on women" screaming are ignorant as well. They can't be bothered to think for themselves and use common sense to understand that it's all a democratic ploy to make them vote a particular way. I don't believe that even a small number of them even understand what the actual decision was about and how narrowly focused it is. And now, Harry Reid, the scum of the Senate, is going to have a vote on a bill to overturn the Hobby Lobby decision. It won't pass in the House, but it will, I suppose, grab the attention of the Sandra Flukes of our society who are more concerned with their sex lives than the chaos that is currently destroying our country -- scandals galore and thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens on our border and invading our states with the help of the federal government. Were women out on the streets begging for money to pay for their birth control and abortifacients/devices prior to 2012 and this abominable regulation? No. So now their birth control is covered by nearly all employers, and the Supreme Court decision only narrowly cuts off coverage for abortifacients/devices for employees of closely held companies whose owners are strictly religious regarding abortion. That fool arguing with Megyn Kelly didn't even understand what an IUD actually does, and she had the nerve to disagree with Megyn when M explained it and why it was included in the decision. Talk about a stupid, snarky, self-satisfied b---h! I wanted to smack her.
I simply do not understand what is wrong with the Repubs. I keep hearing them talking about immigration which always leads to amnestty for ILLEGAL aliens. Mr. Hewitt is no different. Look at the disaster on our borders right now. How can anyone be talking about solving the ILLEGAL alien debacle when our southern borders are so porous. I'm not one of a "small sliver" of GOP people who are against addressing the ILLEGAL alien issue right now. Look at any poll about issues and immigration is low on the list. When any administration, but especially this one, starts following the laws that are on the books already and makes sure the borders are secure (similar to San Diego) and that those who have most recently bombarded our borders are returned to the places from which they came, and that any ILLEGAL alien who has broken the law (not just the original laws they broke in coming here) has been deported, when businesses are required not to hire those of ILLEGAL status, maybe, just maybe, we can begin to talk about those who have been living here. But they are ALL lawbreakers, criminals according to our laws, and any other attitude is an insult to every single citizen whose parents or grandparents or great grandparents on back, came here LEGALLY. I'm beginning to think that Republicans in politics are just plain dumb! Hispanics may be a growing group, but catering to them is not going to get the GOP votes. A true GOP platform, a conservative platform, would be good for the country as a whole. If Hispanics don't understand that, too bad.
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Common Critics for Common Core

carole28 Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 2:50 PM
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -- William Butler Yeats I just read that this morning, and it seemed to me to state in one simple sentence the biggest problem with Common Core. The best teachers that I have ever known (I'm a retired teacher of English with 38 years experience.) have had the ability to light the fires in their students. They think on their feet; they use their imagination; they love their students and want them to succeed; they hate every new educational theory that comes along because they understand that all of these so-called experts don't understand that you can't create an equation for good teaching. There is no simple answer to _______ + teacher = education. Every kid who comes into your classroom is an individual. If you're a good teacher, you recognize that, and while you really can't do 25 or 30 different lessons each class period, you can recognize your students' understanding (or lack thereof) and use a variety of ways to get the same information across, also recognizing that you may have to spend some extra time with some students. We all don't learn in the same way, but we all can learn. I loved teaching, and I looked forward to each school year, but then things changed. I was able to retire just in time. Common Core is the second worst thing that has ever come along because it's become a rule rather than a theory that one may use or not. The Department of Education's formation was the worst thing. Education should be state and local. We are really hurting our children.
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For the Children

carole28 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 12:32 PM
This reminds me of the first town hall meeting I attended in 2009, when my rep, Jim Himes, whom I despise as i do most politicians from CT, was pushing ObamaCare. The woman sitting in front of me said, "We have to do this for the children." I pointed out that CHIPS is for the children of those who can't afford regular policies. She informed me that in Sweden, which is where she was from originally, the government takes care of the insurance. I asked her why she didn't go back to Sweden if it was so great there. She replied that she liked it here. I informed her that I liked it here as well, just the way it was, without government mandated insurance and politicians telling me what I have to do for my health insurance coverage. She got very huffy and refused to discuss it any further. I have reached the point where I wish we could form two countries -- one liberal and one conservative. Unfortunately, being pretty realistic, I recognize that what would happen is those living in the "liberal" country would realize how much their policies fail, and they'd see how the "conservative" country was flourishing; they'd then lie and say they are conservative and move to "conservative" country and work to change things to liberal. It sounds convoluted, I know, but I'm sure you understand what I mean. It would be very similar to what's happened to NH. People moved from MA to NH because it's cheaper to live with lower taxes. Then once in NH, they work to change things to the way they are in MA, basically because they are idiots without any common sense. I'm sure similar actions take place in Texas when all those companies from CA move in.
When hiring staff, this administration must prepare hirees by having them lie. If they can do so effectively, they are hired. I can't think of one person in this administration, including the president, who has ever told the truth. This country is doomed!
I recently read a quote from John F. Kennedy which seems to me to be a pretty good description of liberals today: "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." Talk to any liberal and ask questions about his/her opinion or statement, and you'll face a blank look or hear a comment such as, "Well, so and so said...." As far as I can tell, most liberals have never experienced the "discomfort of thought." Here in CT, it's blatantly obvious on the editorial pages of the newspapers where total idiots spout off on subjects which 2 minutes of research and thought would prove wrong.
I absolutely have trust in Jindal and also Scott Walker. Jindal or Walker with Ben Carson would be great for 2016. I am so sick of RINOs and weak Repubs who are afraid to stand up for things that are most important to the American people -- jobs, the economy, energy independence, no amnesty, and most of all caring for our vets.
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