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As I watch the MSM finally taking on Benghazi, IRS targeting conservative groups, etc. I am reminded of an event I attended prior to the 2012 election. The event was a discussion with Hugh Hewitt and Leslie Marshall sponsored by California Baptist University. At the time, Hewitt made a comment about the MSM and Benghazi. He said once the story truly came out, the MSM would be running for cover because of its complicity with the Obama administration in covering the story. Hewitt appeared to think the timing would be prior to the election. Sadly, that was not the case. Nevertheless, it appears Hewitt was right and the MSM running for cover is beginning to unfold.
Yes, this is fascinating, but I believe the issue is one of liberty. I am a Generation Jones Christian. For those not familiar with Generation Jones, it describes those of us born at the tail end of the Baby Boom (1958-1964) who do not fit either the Baby Boom or Generation X demographic. I have become more libertarian in my thinking. Am I abandoning my Christianity? No. I have come to this way of thinking as I watch freedoms eroded. Given a choice between oppression at the hands of leftists who want to censor my freedoms or a more free flowing society which pulls government out of the personal lives of citizens, I opt for the latter because it will still allow me greater freedom to express my Christianity.
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Sentences for Teaching Sentences

ILuvSnoopy Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 10:16 AM
One final thought, may I suggest you take time to look up on-line and/or order a catalog from Rainbow Resource, one of the biggest suppliers of homeschool materials. What is available to the homeschool parent is beyond what most folks realize. The homeschool market has taken off with quality curriculum written by former teachers and college professors designed for the homeschool family. Frankly, what parents can purchase is often of better quality than what is offered in a typical textbook used in the classroom. Obama-Drama you would do well to do a bit of research on what is going in the homeschool community before making a blanket statement on the quality of teaching.
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Sentences for Teaching Sentences

ILuvSnoopy Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 10:09 AM
Obama-Drama, you are lacking awareness of the homeschool community. Many homeschool parents realize they lack "broad" knowledge. Therefore, they hire tutors, enroll their kids in co-ops, and/or find curriculum which teaches the subject. For example, one can order a complete Latin curriculum which includes a video which provides the lecture material, workbooks, and teacher key. The homeschool parent does not need to be an expert in Latin. The curriculum is designed to be parent/student friendly while providing the student the academic material. Packages such as these have been developed for most subject areas. Again, Obama-Drama your contention holds little water because what a parent lacks can be easily made up for with outside help.
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Sentences for Teaching Sentences

ILuvSnoopy Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 10:01 AM
In this day and age, a student can earn a degree in English without ever studying Shakespeare. He/she can earn a degree in English by studying such nonsense as Michael Jackson's lyrics or deconstructing Twain in terms of racial and gender frameworks. Do not kid yourself despite the mandate under NCLB that each teacher should be "qualified" by holding a degree in the subject he/she teaches is meaningless especially in regard to the humanities. What satisfies degree requirements would appall the public. Therefore, your contention that parents are not qualified to teach holds little water. Many of the teachers who teach are not qualified despite the fact they hold valid teaching credentials.
Crystal Wright apparently does not understand that judging someone's musical performance is subjective opinion. Ms. Wright is free to admire Beyonce and to think Beyonce's performance was fine The rest of are allowed to think a woman who referred to the women who voted for Romney as "mitches," is married to someone who is a purveyor of the profane, and does look like she was promoting S&M at what is billed "a family event" isn't even worth two cents of support. Ms. Wright needs to grow up and discuss issues even cultural ones without sounding like one of my teenage kids. "Hater" is for adolescent banter not a political site. If Townhall is looking for diversity, certainly the site can do better than Ms. Wright's tripe.
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Rand Paul: GOP Must "Evolve"

ILuvSnoopy Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 9:25 AM
Learning Community, your post makes no sense. While the means of transmitting information may have changed, human nature has not. This is why codes of conduct originally printed on something other than paper dating back to The Code of Hamurabi which predates the Bible are still taught to school children. There is a consistency to some basic principles in these codes of conduct throughout history. Additionally, books which are considered "Classics" have stood the test of time. The fact these books are now in digital form has not changed the reality of their existence nor the meaning of the realities of human nature which they communicate.
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Never Count a Clinton Out

ILuvSnoopy Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 9:26 AM
I was initially confused, but I have to think there is something to this analysis. When an article first appeared on yahoo about Hillary taking the fall for Obama, I looked at the threads. If Hillary's action was meant to help Obama, it did not appear to help. There were a few who threw darts at the republicans for pursuing this story, but the general consensus was this makes Obama look weak as if he is hiding behind Hillary and not taking responsibility for the actions of his administration. Looking weak does not appeal to women nor does the aggressive stance Biden took at the last debate. Women want men to appear strong but be in control. I do not believe this will ultimately help Obama, rather it will likely hurt him. Good!
E3Troit have you been to a conservative church lately to see the number of people who have adopted children? Off the top of my head, I can count several families in my local church. I know a couple who adopted six children all of whom were special needs. I know three different grandparents who have adopted their grandchildren because the parents were not responsible. Another couple are foster parents. Maybe the progressive liberals you know do not care about children before or after they are born, but that is not true of the conservative, primarily Christians, I know.
First, LAUSD is not the largest school district in the USA. It is actually second behind New York City. I don't deny LAUSD has a large staff at its downtown headquarters. It is a school district which serves just under a million students. I am related to someone who works in a contract position for LAUSD in the downtown office. The job of this employee is environmental making sure property procured for the district to build new schools is safe. Given much of LA is toxic waste dump, this is a needed position. Would clarityseeker2 prefer students attend school on a site that is unsafe? Just because someone does not deal directly with students, it does not mean his/her position does not have a direct impact on students.
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