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originally posted by: macman
a reply to: jimmyx
Yes........it is all the fault of those evil republicans that 0bama is a failure.
It can't have anything to do with his actions being horrific, his stances all wrong, his ideals corrupted or anything else.
All the evil GOP.
Any intelligent person that pays attention to politics would be easily able to conclude that jimmy is right. The republicans have done everything within their power to make Obama's presidency as hard as possible. The even admitted that right at the beginning of his first term.
originally posted by: Floydshayvious
I know this may be OT but I can't wait for 2016 so people calm the hell down and this site gets back to normal.
Or maybe it never will... this place is getting so ridiculous. All the entertaining/educational stuff is just buried by a mountain of red versus blue now.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the comments Tuesday in Arlington, Va., at the Youth Violence Prevention Summit.
“One idea that I threw out … is this idea of public boarding schools. That’s a little bit of a different idea, a controversial idea,” he said. “But the question is — do we have some children where there’s not a mom, there’s not a dad, there’s not a grandma, there’s just nobody at home? There’s just certain kids we should have 24/7 to really create a safe environment and give them a chance to be successful.”
He also said current schools should be “community centers” and “be open 12, 13, 14 hours a day” with “a wide variety of after-school programs.”
originally posted by: infolurker
Your kids should suffer for the common (socialist) good. We won't fix the public schools, we won't allow vouchers so your kids can go to private schools, our answer is to "dissuade" people from private schools so you can't avoid the failure.
When you promote Ignorance & Equal Failure, there is Equality.
On Tuesday, President Obama participated in the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University in Washington. While many topics were discussed, including the media, the president addressed the impact children attending private schools have on the "opportunity" for other children.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We don’t dispute that the free market is the greatest producer of wealth in history -- it has lifted billions of people out of poverty. We believe in property rights, rule of law, so forth. But there has always been trends in the market in which concentrations of wealth can lead to some being left behind. And what’s happened in our economy is that those who are doing better and better -- more skilled, more educated, luckier, having greater advantages -- are withdrawing from sort of the commons -- kids start going to private schools; kids start working out at private clubs instead of the public parks. An anti-government ideology then disinvests from those common goods and those things that draw us together. And that, in part, contributes to the fact that there’s less opportunity for our kids, all of our kids.
So, am I reading this right.
If I send my kid to private school for a better education then I am "ROBBING" opportunity from other kids. I am supposed to send my kid to "stupid school" so my kid has less opportunity for success?
What the hell is wrong with these people.
Where have you been living, under a rock? This surprises no one. The socialist dream for the US is compulsory education in gov't run schools with the total elimination of all private, parochial and religious based schools and of course, home schooling would be made illegal, probably a felony offense.
This is how the agenda will proceed. Get over it. There's nothing you can do about it. If you don't like it, move to some country that isn't going this way, but be forewarned, within 25 years they'll all be the same. Per the great Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC fame, people like you need to get over the idea that children you bear as an American citizen are yours alone. The Socialists see them as property of the State. In fact as far as they're concerned, you shouldn't own anything which is why in States where they are in control, they are buying up land and placing it into so-called "Public Trusts" which are administered by the State Gov't. Doing away with property rights, or making the exercise of private property rights near impossible is one of the core goals of the Socialist Statists.
And, as far as I'm concerned, a nation of people that would elect Barak Obama to the White Hut, not once, but twice, fully deserves the Socialist utopia.