“Warren announced she will not be running in 2016. Most likely, pressure from the Clintons. The same pressure that brought us McAuliffe - he was suspiciously the ONLY democratic candidate for governor in Virginia. He only got 9% of the vote in the primary last time around and we couldn't have that happen again. He's the Clintons' best friend and a crook in the Bernie Madoff-type-of-way. Now, governor of VA...Of course, the democrats funded the 3rd party candidate to take votes from the republican. This is politics and ethics Clinton-style, so be careful what you wish for.”
GoldenRun on Dec 5, 2013 at 11:23:27
“"Most likely, pressure from the Clintons."
You just made an allegation that has absolutely no basis in fact; just sort of threw out your comment as if it was an obvious conclusion.
“Executives order changed the welfare to work law that was a compromise of Gingrich and Clinton (back when our parties worked together for the greater good). Now, there is no limit on welfare time - they're working to establish a permanent voting class that depends on the government.
Special circumstances for children of illegals. They can get what citizens get and more. That should have gone through congress, as well.
Read article about him subsidizing railroads (without congressional approval) and why. Warren Buffet doesn't want the Keystone pipeline because he can use his railroads to transport oil This isn't about the environment - it's about money for billionaires who will speak for you in ad's. Crony capitalism at its best.”
Tikibar911 on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:27:46
“"they're working to establish a permanent voting class that depends on the government.'
“He's been bought and paid for. He's become a multi-millionaire while in the Senate. He doesn't give a damn about you or any other American. He's the poster boy for the movement that has made him rich. Wake up.”
“The House has passed hundreds of bills that Harry Reid won't debate or vote on in the Senate. Compromise? not under this administration. They're counting on people like you who don't realize that...actually....the Senate is half of Congress.”
“This is actually good news. Remember that the "congress" also includes the Senate. The House has passed hundreds of bills that Harry Reid won't even bring to a vote. I think it's good news that the progressives haven't gotten everything....O uses executive order and EPA regulations to get more done than he should.
When will the people who believe in this movement wake up to the reality of the scam? This is out today and very interesting. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/12/02/210101/obama-spends-600-million-on-rail.html”
Harlemnite on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:27:15
“Because its all been garbage. The GOP passed 4 pieces of legislation in a whole year. Horrible.”
mick719 on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:01:13
“why won't Reid bring them up for a vote? there has to be a reason. maybe he's tired of seeing legislation that names outhouses for Ronald Reagan.”
Bhokara on Dec 2, 2013 at 07:59:12
“What color is the sky on your planet? The Progressives have gotten nothing, Obama is a conservative well to the right of Ronald Reagan. Obamacare was written in 1996 by rightwing conservative Bob Dole.”
Lambpie on Dec 2, 2013 at 07:58:09
“Honestly the fact that so many of you are clueless about executive orders is amazing. Here is a hint. That last guy used them to undo the EPA quite a bit.”
“Nope, these are people buying guns legally. Those purchased illegally are the problems in most cases. Just look at Chicago...the states with the strictest gun laws have the highest number of gun crimes. Texas isn't one of them.”
“Look it up, I'm tired of being called names here. Look at the choices of reading material. Look at the sentences' messages that are used to teach grammar. No wonder many states are rejecting it. Complete indoctriniation. history not the same history we learned years ago.”
Hippasus on Nov 24, 2013 at 19:18:46
“The standards were developed by an army of experts, led by the National Governors Association, and have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. How many states are rejecting it? 5?”
“That's how they're selling it to people who only read headlines and believe what's being told by this administration. Look at the actual curriculum. If it were so great, lots of states wouldn't being rejecting it.”
Lefty Liberal on Nov 24, 2013 at 19:11:49
“Actually it is the people like you that don't understand what it is that are pushing the politicians to reject it. The only problem I have with it, the standards should be in line with the highest standards that are taught in the states that value education, not "dumb down" those states to allow states like Texas to think they are educating their kids when nothing could be further from the truth.”
“It's the progressives that are telling you that. do some research. Common Core is indoctriniation. Look at the reading lists for high school. Look at the sentence content they use for teaching grammar. Look it up. many states have rejected it, but I feel an "executive order" coming on in the future.”
XFR Stone on Nov 24, 2013 at 18:21:43
“There are highly effective treatments for paranoia these days.”
“Uhhhhh....Common Core "standards" for math and science are really dumb-downed versions of what you and I hope our kids are learning. It's "optional" now and many states have rejected it. My guess is some sort of executive mandate will follow. Have you looked at the suggested reading list? have you looked at the content of the sentences they use to teach grammar? It's complete indoctrination.”
Ganymede425 on Nov 25, 2013 at 07:14:32
“One: Common Core standards aren't dramatically different from what many states were already using.
Two: 45 states have adopted the standards, so I wouldn't call rejection by five states to be "many."
Three: These standards were sponsored by the National Governors' Association, not the federal government. The only thing the executive has to do with it is handing out some grant money.
Four: The suggested reading list includes Shakespeare, global classic stories, American literature, and foundational documents like the Constitution, with everything else being the option of individual states.
Five: Please feel free to copy-paste a portion of the grammar standards you consider indoctrination, as I am interested to learn what grammar-indoctrination actually means.”
Ganymede425 on Nov 24, 2013 at 19:33:21
“Let's take this line by line, as there are a number of issues here...
One: Common Core standards are not much different what was already in place beforehand. The primary difference is the uniformity.
Two: In reality, Common Core standards have been adopted by 45 states.
Three: There is no possibility of an executive mandate. The standards were developed and sponsored by the National Governors Association. The only thing the federal government does is hand out a couple grants.
Four: The base reading list for the standards includes Shakespeare, American Literature, classical stories, and foundational US documents like the Constitution; everything else is optional and determined by each state.
Five: Can you give me an example of one of the grammar standards that could be described as indoctrination? I've never even heard of grammar indoctrination.”
“The REAL tragedy is Common Core. It is jeopardizing the futures of our children and of our country.”
grandmablue on Nov 25, 2013 at 23:34:29
“Yeah, that's a tragedy all right. Setting higher standards for all of our students to achieve, and having the same standards from state to state. How awful!
The Common Core Standards were a project of the National Governors' Association, and were approved by 49 of the 50 governors.
Looks like those governors must be a bunch of commies, huh?”
Lefty Liberal on Nov 24, 2013 at 18:50:09
“Do you even understand what "Common Core" really is? It is a standard on what should be taught in each grade so kids all over the country can compete with other kids in other areas of the country. In other words, kids in the states that don't value education will be able to get jobs and go to colleges in states that do value education.”
Hippasus on Nov 24, 2013 at 18:23:06
“In what way exactly.”
Ganymede425 on Nov 24, 2013 at 17:09:50
“Common Core actually isn't that bad. It only encompasses standards for mathematics and language arts. Plus, it is 100% optional for each state.”
TheOldRocketGuy on Nov 24, 2013 at 17:09:32
“Darn right! Who the heck says that 2+2= 4 is true in every state and school district? And Science.... everybody knows that science based conclusions are not the same on the East and West coast.... Why, they don't even use the same time of day!”
tlee47ftw on Nov 24, 2013 at 17:08:24
“I don't know how you can say that. It is dark ages politicians that cause the most harm.”
“Go somewhere other than here to do your research. You're wrong.”
Josh Crawford on Nov 11, 2013 at 00:20:45
“My numbers are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics web sit. If I'm wrong, what numbers do you have??
The BLS last made significant changes to the way the calculate the employment rate in the late 1960. In 1994 the made some technical changes that increased the accuracy of the calculation, but did not significantly change the way the rate was actually calculated. At the beginning of 2011 they made another technical change that made it easier for them to account for "long term unemployed" people who had been out of work for more than 99 weeks. But, again, that did NOT change the way the UE rate is calculated.
Again, if I'm wrong, I'd be happy to look at any source you have that proves that I'm wrong. But I KNOW that I am NOT wrong, because I have done a LOT of research on this topic, and many others.
You CLEARLY are talking out of your analorifice, and you should really stop.”
“Ah yes, the progressive liberals are working overtime. We just elected McAuliffe - criminal who wouldn't release tax returns to the governorship of Virginia - standards obviously don't apply to candidates on the left.”
“YOu might try another source for your information. The effective unemployment rate is really about 22%. O's people changed how that's calculated some time this year. It was in some news sources. Really, go elsewhere for the real facts.”
ncal on Nov 8, 2013 at 21:00:28
“Not to worry. With 300K boomers retiring every month for the next 12 years, the problem has been over long since. BLS, run by a Bush appointee, uses the same formulae they've always used. But counting 300K refilled jobs before you can count 1 'new' job makes the boom invisible (and unreportable. I've even noticed that if BLS inadvertently refers to the real situation, within a day or so, the report is changed.”
“define libertarian. People who believe O are "among the supidest in america". Many of us knew this was going to happen - no surprise. debt up, fewer people working than in 1978, health care debacle, secretly stopped sanctions on Iran..could it possibly get any worse?”
mothra666 on Nov 9, 2013 at 02:05:40
“blah blah blah, present some ctual data or shut up.”