I hear a lot of people talk about the mythical "Oh, but you get all summer off" excuse and I don't think many of them think their statement through before opening their mouths. I find it somewhat odd that a profession which has as much daily contact with our children, possibly more than the parents themselves, is so poorly understood, misrepresented and parents actually know very little about. Because teacher salaries are so low, a lot of them will teach summer school just to make ends meet. And you and I can basically ask for a week of vacation whenever is convenient for us, teachers don't have that luxury. Time was, as a young teenager, I thought I wanted to be a teacher. Some of the more progressive states even offer programs which apply military career experience toward a teaching credential.
Not to worry. While the conservative right was lamenting this as yet another tragedy which claimed lives and little could have been done to stop it, the Republicans were convening yet another hearing on Benghazi- another tragedy which claimed lives and little could have been done to stop it. “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable right? But we put together a Benghazi Special Committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping," McCarthy said. "Why? Cause she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen.” Thanks for finally admitting the Repubs have been using these hearings as a campaign tactic, McCarthy. This investigation by Congress is now the longest running Congressional tap dance in history. Longer than the 9/11 hearings or the Katrina Response hearings.
While the state legislators will be the first to pat themselves on the back and brag about giving teachers the single highest ever pay raise in state history, there are just a few things they forget to mention.... like the fact they haven't doled out any teacher raises for about 5 years, the fact they cut hundreds of teaching assistant positions to pay for the raise and the fact they butchered the tenure system.
Call about 5-6 of your fellow Huddlers, have them all play the part of your cousins, ask them over to your place on Sunday. Watch the game, wait for the win and in a pure celebratory move, simply ask if she'd mind taking part in a family gang bang with all the cousins.
Yeah, what he said. Just because you dished out tens of thousands of dollars over the past 20 years for PSLs, tickets, gasoline and whatever else doesn't entitle you to jackshit. They don't even owe you mediocrity.... so there!
If the guy in Oregon walked in and said, "Who in here is a Republican?" and proceeded to shoot everyone who claimed to be a Republican... or vice versa... I guarantee there might arise some meaningful conversation.
My faith does not tolerate those who do not believe as I do; my faith takes precedence over any laws I should obey or uphold; I kill you. My faith does not tolerate those who do not believe as I do; my faith takes precedence over any laws I should obey or uphold; I refuse to perform the civil duties I was elected and swore to do. Is Mike Huckabee going to attend this guy's funeral? And where is the religious right to defend this guy's actions?
This could get really fugged up really fast. All it takes is one Russian airstrike on US-backed rebels to kill a single US "advisor" and this poo will get serious. Of course, Lindsay Graham and a couple other Republican wannabe candidates are about to cum in their pants wanting troops on the ground now so we get into yet another war with no clear objective and no end in sight.
Still waiting for the Republicans to stop funding virtually any and every teaching and university hospital that receives federal grant and federal loan money while they also harvest and distribute fetal, pediatric, adolescent and adult tissue for research and receive the same type of insurance reimbursement as Planned Parenthood. Amazing how PP staffers speaking of insurance reimbursement limits was turned into selling body parts.
Like, don't like, whatever the fug.... The simple fact of the matter is this- the Catholic dogma is not going to change, nothing about the church has changed and, just because this guy sounds pretty progressive, some people think there will be change. Not sure where he gets off lecturing anyone when his church still has done nothing about the many bishops involved in child sexual abuse cases, women will never be priests, there is no abortion, no birth control and no divorce. My first reaction as an atheist is, "Clean up your own mess before telling everyone they should clean up theirs."