Forget it, Robert.
Not even the Iraqis want the worthless advice of those two.
You're right about prison, though -- it's where those war criminals belong.
Especially that arrogant bstrd Cheney.
July 31, 2014 at 2:39 a.m.
"We are all in favor of good educations for our children, but not all think that you have to pay teachers excess salaries and benefits to get it.'
So. other than "less than what they're making now," what's a fair salary, in your opinion?
Matter of fact, do you know anything about the salary structure at your local public school? Any idea of the range of salaries? (Hint: starting teachers make less, and most contracts top out at about 12-15 years w/ a master's degree + 30 hours beyond a master's.)
Come on. we'd all like to hear your idea of fair.
Enlighten us. Give us some numbers.
July 31, 2014 at 2:34 a.m.
No amount or variety of baseless assertions will negate the fact that the Nazis are considered a prime example of a fascist government, the antithesis of socialism. Their use of the term "socialist" was as ironic as their use of the death-camp inscription -- indeed, the Nazis were as well-known for the violence they perpetrated on language as they were for their other murderous pursuits.
Hitler portrayed himself as whatever would ingratiate himself with his base, the disgruntled, paranoid German middle class, who were as easily inflamed by bitterness and negativity as the baggers of today.
By the way, none of your words, genuine or make-believe, will ever be too big for me, so forget trying to portray yourself as some kind of intellectual elitist or erudite literati. Try to confine your comments to the issues at hand, and dispense with the weak, school-yard taunts.
July 30, 2014 at 12:16 p.m.
Like your mentors on Faux Noise and AM talk radio, you have no message.
Here's a talking point for ya: the Horizon Science Academies are part of a worldwide Islamic movement, operated by Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish Islamic cleric exiled in Saylorsburg, PA. (Don't take my word for it -- look it up!) This movement is foreign to the traditional American way of life. Numerous Gulen charter schools have been raided by the FBI and other federal agencies.
The irony is that Gulen is using Republican and tea-bagger ignorance against all of us, exploiting bagger hatred for the time-honored American system of public, tax-supported common schools, so vital to our democratic way of life.
Answer that, little baggers, without simply spewing epithets and catch-phrases.
Defend, if you can, Gulen's exploitation of the Ohio tax-payer for his own personal economic, political, and religious gain. Enumerate, for the enlightenment of us all, exactly what safe-guards and check-and-balances the charter schools movement has in place to prevent this kind of abuse of the system. Attempt to at least muster up some justification for this violation of the spirit (if not the letter) of the charter schools movement's guiding principles.
(Hint: you can't -- so cue the usual rant -- "liberal talking points," left-wing loonies," "Obama," greedy teachers," "socialist, pinko, commie, long-haired draft dodging flag-burnin' MSNBC-watching . . .blah-bluh-dee-blah-blah-blah ")
July 30, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.
Typical bagger non-sense from the proto-typical bagger.
(Cue: the right-wingnut canned response, including "liberal," etc..)
Might as well try to have an intelligent discussion with, say, a fence post, Ed-voter.
The Queen of talking points has the gall to accuse anyone else of using "talking points."
But, again, that's the modus operandi of the proto-typical bagger -- no need to actually respond, but, rather, simply dismiss what you can't refute.
July 29, 2014 at 11:49 p.m.
The antics of the for-profit education business would be laughable if the underlying goal of these profiteers was not so nefarious, i.e., the destruction of the American system of tax-supported, non-for-profit common schools. The profiteers see that big pile of money we collectively spend each year on public education at all levels, and they want a piece of the action, because if they can siphon off 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7% of the gross as their return on investment, they've got it made in the shade.
The incentive in an education business is the same as the incentive in any business -- profit.
Imagine, if you will, the implications of, for example, privatizing our prison system -- companies could lobby law-makers for, say, stricter sentencing requirements, or mandatory minimums, or any of an array of for-profit-prison-industry-friendly statutes designed to keep the revenue stream flowing. The built-in potential for conflicts of interest would be staggering.
So, too, with schools. We need to drop the failed attempt at tax-payer-funded school privatization, while working to improve our public education system.
The survival of our Democracy depends on an educated, civic-minded populace.
July 27, 2014 at 6:48 p.m.
"Do you recall the REAL name of the party? National SOCIALIST German Workers Party. Socialist. Not of the Marxist flavor, true, but socialist yes."
The Nazis loooooved to play with words and their meanings almost as much as you do. Remember the slogan that adorned the entrance to Auschwitz?
Once again, that you do NOT know what you are talking about is so obvious as to be laughable.
Believe what you will.
I'm done with this.
July 27, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.
By the way, your understanding of the terms "fascism" and "socialism" is, well, wrong, too.
Please learn something about the terms you use BEFORE slinging your blather . . . uh, er . . . opinion around for us all to laugh at.
(But it's obvious that no one who knows you bothers to pay any attention to your ignorant rants, so this blog serves something of a purpose for you, I guess. Just do us all a favor and self-educate yourself. It will make you feel better, and we'll all be less irritated.)
July 24, 2014 at 2:44 a.m.
No. You are wrong.
WE THE PEOPLE govern ourselves through our ELECTED representatives.
Government, elected by the people, serves the people. It's why Lincoln, the first Republican president, used the words "government of the PEOPLE, by the PEOPLE, and for the PEOPLE."
It's why the Constitution begins: "We, the People . . ."
Please go back to freaking school and pay attention this time.
(The real failure of public education is that there are these idiot baggers running around pontificating on their versions of what America was, is, and should be, when, in reality, the baggers need to have their high school diplomas revoked. Sad!)
July 24, 2014 at 2:30 a.m.
Republicans squander the Clinton surplus fighting 2 fictitious wars and crashing the economy (scooping out the till to save their rich cronies on the way out the door), and then proceed to blame Obama for the mess.
Go back to right-wingnut cloud-coo-coo land, baggers!
July 24, 2014 at 2:18 a.m.