This pretty much sums up what’s wrong with public schools. It’s not the schools, it’s Republican-controlled governments that do not believe in the public good.
My daughter is a high school teacher. She (we . . . I) bought those supplies so she could give them to her students, who cannot afford them.
After we stuffed her basket with folders and paper for her students, she started looking at office supplies like staplers and paper clips. “Doesn’t your school give you those for your classroom?” I asked innocently. “No,” she replied, literally shaking her head.
The night before her first day of school, she received an email stating that the school is no longer able to supply ink for her classroom printer. So now she must purchase that as well.
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At Science 2.0, Edzard Ernst explains how to become a charlatan.
Plaintiffs leading a lawsuit against online dating website Ashley Madison over a security breach that exposed the personal data of customers must publicly identify themselves to proceed with the case, a US judge has ruled.
Forty-two plaintiffs, seeking to represent users of the website who had their information compromised, had proceeded anonymously against Ashley Madison’s Toronto-based parent company Avid Life Media, the ruling released on 6 April showed.
I really can’t find it in me to have much sympathy for the plaintiffs.
Really, the chutzpah just leaves me sputtering.
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Update, after This Was Drafted*:
Bundy Bund bundled.
It appears that the Feds were using an enforcement technique known as “Give ‘Em Enough Rope . . . .”
*You didn’t think I do all this in real time, did you?
I write a bunch of stuff, then I go off and do other stuff. Then I write stuff. It’s the Great Cycle of Drivel.
One more time: A complaint about “political correctness” means “I want license to be nasty without penalty.”
When I was a young ‘un, back in the olden days, I was forced bused.
I was forced bused right past the black high school to the white high school farther down the road. This clown no doubt would have thought that that was the bee’s knees and the cat’s meow.
Will there come a time when persons who have carnal thoughts be willing to admit that their thoughts are their thoughts, and not some phenomenon foisted upon them by outside agency?
Really, now, if you have a dirty mind, own up to it, take pride in it, revel in it, and, for Pete’s sake, stop blaming others for your carnal thoughts.
They are your thoughts and no one else’s.
I have nothing against dirty minds. Mine’s as dirty as they come.
I do have lots of things against hypocrites and Miss (and Mr.) Grundys.
The Bangor Daily News spotlights the hypocrisy of those who would unleash the hate-full in the name of tolerance. A snippet:
Oddly, Mike Lee, R-Utah, frequently uses the word “tolerance” when talking about the bill he sponsored.
“Our country,” he told NPR in a recent interview, “was founded on a proud tradition of religious freedom and tolerance.”
That freedom, however, meant that Americans were free from a state-established religion. As a result, no one religious view is favored over another, nor should one be forced upon citizens with different beliefs.
Worse, tolerance, in Lee’s view, only goes in one direction. Religious institutions, including colleges and universities that receive federal funding, should be allowed to refuse to hire those who don’t follow their beliefs. Those institutions, however, don’t have to tolerate those whose beliefs and lifestyles don’t conform to their world view.
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