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The Role of 'Educators'

WiliamGosset Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 5:42 AM
Maya Angelou, a renowned Black Poet and Liberal (yes, Liberal) is markedly opposed to Ebonics or Black street slang being taught in schools. Dumbing down the language is not the cure for Black ignorance. When we go bilingual, at least the Spanish or French in VT, NH & ME is gramatically correct. It is not street Spanish, etc. That student should have been berated and embarrassed by her teacher as an example to the other students. When I teach Biology if someone uses the word "prostrate" instead of "prostate" I will rake him through the coals in front of everyone until he gets it right or I'll throw him out of the class (never have had to go that far.) That's a mistake that is never repeated, never. That's the role of teachers!
"What government exists for is to secure a free sphere within which every person has an equal opportunity to exercise their God-given talents for the betterment of themselves and mankind." Ah! Therein lies the rub. The current system of non-aid or disproportionate aid does neither. The kid from the ghetto does not have the same "equal opportunity" that a kid from a richer neighborhood does. Ironically, the most productive countries are those that impose a more-or-less permanent class separation so that the downtrodden "know their place." Maybe Ayn Rand was right in her belief in that. Only, she took government handouts too, as it turned out.
I sure as hell ain't believing in your religious beliefs and I ain't an atheist.
Sorry, guys, but Christianity is NOT the state religion, so all public meetings which are tax-payer funded are not permitted to invoke one form of religion in preference to another. There are Jews and other non-Christian religions in this country. Don't invoke the Founding Fathers because they were Deists (believed in God) and NOT Christian (such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.) Sorry to bust your self-righteous bubble.
Again, the right-wing zealots below, just like ultra-lefties, react with name-calling, slogans and labels. I didn't vote for McCain but I respect his service to the country. Working with the President to achieve common ground is not a disservice to the GOP or the country unless you are an ideologue. But, then, most of you think the President is not legitimate and is a traitor. Remember, a liberal Democrat, Wyden, filibustered along with Senator Paul - on his side. You guys define treason as anyone who doesn't agree with you. I shudder to think what will happen when you take over the country, which you will. Then it will be really good-bye to American freedom as all those who don't agree with you will be in jail or fleeing the country
I don't know know how others feel, but I hate it when someone is wearing earphones and can't hear what's going on around them (or using very loud loudspeakers) and I would just fine with banning of these devices in public - they are a hazard to all those around them including the user who can't hear sirens, approaching autos (if they are walking, cycling or jogging) or automobile horns or even someone yelling a warning.
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Guns and the President

WiliamGosset Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:27 AM
You're a judge?
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Mr. President: Chuck Hagel!

WiliamGosset Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:24 AM
This guy Blackwell is a joke. Likes blocking black voters. He isn't even fit to shine Hagel's shoes.
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Education Spending That Isn't Smart

WiliamGosset Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:18 AM
You're a Jew? What happened to the social consciousness we Jews have? Remember, your Christian buddies will be the first to turn on you as a Jew unless you accept Jesus. That day is coming sooner than you think. Oh, by the way, my wife is Roman Catholic. She is pro-choice, pro Gay-Rights, wants to preserve Social Security and Medicare and can't stand conservatives.
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Questions the GOP Must Explain

WiliamGosset Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:08 AM
Carol Platt Liebau - You want Ryan as President? You want no-abortions-under-any-circumstances? You want to voucherize Medicare and Social Security? What the hell is wrong with you? Brain dead?
All I see from conservative bloggers are misspelled words, ravings and rantings, and doom and gloom. Talk about low IQs, the conservative community harbors 90% of them. Meanwhile, you attack a Michael Barone who is making an attempt to discuss and solve the problem. At least NullifyNow below doesn't hide is racist-class-based thinking. Why don't you folks come out and say it... "Disenfranchise this 'underclass' and send it back to 2nd class status where they would be permanent slaves with no rights." I have actually heard that said, that we SHOULD re-institute slavery. after.all, the 1857 Dred Scott decision which legalized slavery throughout the entire US was never officially reversed.
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