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That anybody still trusts the network news or CNN tells me the respondents to this poll are of the low-info crowd.
So how on earth did a openly lesbian woman get elected mayor of Houston, a city in the very red state of Texas? And how does she think she can get away with a subpoena forcing Christian pastors to turn over copies of sermons etc, having to do with homosexuality? And not requiring the same of the mosques? Face it, your notion that anyone other than Christians can't get elected is risible.
Whatever the number of such Christians, it pales in comparison to the outright voter fraud perpetuated by the left. Direct your anger there. The idea that many Christians stayed home in droves to avoid voting for Romney is patently absurd.
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Predatory Journalism

LeishaC Wrote: Oct 21, 2014 11:18 AM
Which is exactly what caused the recession in 2006-07. Oh yeah, let's do that again!
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Predatory Journalism

LeishaC Wrote: Oct 21, 2014 11:16 AM
So should they not have the ability to take out a loan at all? Yes, there are inherent dangers in these loans, but people who are so eager to save people from themselves often wind up doing more harm than good. What makes you think you are qualified to tell other people how to manage their lives?
Excellent points, Kurt, and ones that conservatives will ignore to all our peril. I have never understood the knucklehead who protests against candidates they don't like by staying home and not voting, as if their little non-vote will even raise an eyebrow. I've heard some even say that losing will "teach those RINOs a lesson". Hard to teach any lessons when the left is burning the school down.
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Teacher Indoctrination

LeishaC Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 4:03 PM
By the way, I teach in a large urban district, ethnically diverse, and on the low end of the socioeconomic scale.
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Teacher Indoctrination

LeishaC Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 4:02 PM
There are a few of us in the trenches providing a balance to the leftist indoctrination. I'm an English teacher, but I teach Animal Farm and 1984 as lessons against socialism and totalitarianism. But a good teacher can provide both sides of an argument and let the kids figure out why socialism is a failure. I give the kids info pulled straight from the Socialist Party and Communist Party websites along with columns from Sowell, Walter Williams, J. Goldberg and other conservative writers and send the kids off in groups to learn and debate. The kids always find the socialist side easier to argue, because it's all simplistic platitudes. The capitalist/conservative side is always harder for them to articulate, but they begin to realize that complex issues can't be solved with simplistic, feel-good solutions. One of my kids said last year after the debate, "Seems to me the people who want socialism are the people who don't want to do the hard work necessary to succeed. They just want someone to take care of them."
Your grandmother still voting Democrat, I take it?
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Blacks Must Confront Reality

LeishaC Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 9:37 AM
I disagree. Just because something is an uphill battle, doesn't imply defeatism. It means I have to do all I can. But I'm a realist. It also means I have to recognize I am but a small part of a much larger problem, and I can't solve it by myself. Instead of letting myself get discouraged, I think of the story about the guy on a beach that was littered with stranded sand dollars. The guy was throwing some of them back in the water, and a passerby told him he was wasting his time, that he couldn't possibly make a difference. He picked up a sand dollar and said, "I can for this one." That's my philosophy of teaching. Uphill battles are worth fighting. Choosing the tough road makes one tough. Taking the easy way out is mediocrity on parade. Interestingly, I think we agree about the importance of work ethic. You just have a problem with my phrasing.
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