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Census Worker Hanged: Bill Sparkman Found With

Census Worker Hanged: Bill Sparkman Found With "Fed" On Body

Commented Sep 24, 2009 at 08:23:43 in Politics

“yes, anti-govt sentiment is running high, but look where he was killed, Daniel Boone Natl. Forest, prime weed growing territory. Maybe he stumbled upon a crop and the whole "fed" thing can be loosely translated as "revenuer"”

FBatRNC on Sep 24, 2009 at 09:38:16

“I seriously doubt that is the case. This man seems to of been lynched because he was viewed as working with Acorn, the census bureau and the Obama administration. You do not need to be a detective to figure that out.

This has nothing to do with pot growing. The word "Fed" was probably left as an example to other census workers. That is the most telling piece of evidence.”

DocSkull on Sep 24, 2009 at 09:11:14

“Census workers go door to door. If you are carrying out illegal activities all you have to do is not answer the door. The murderer was making a statement, not protecting a patch of weed in the woods.”
Transforming the Teaching Profession

Transforming the Teaching Profession

Commented May 11, 2009 at 11:25:05 in Politics

“BTW, I really love this job and my students. It's just the you-know-what- that's always rolling downhill from lawmakers that makes life hard. I coach football, too, and I couldn't imagine if every child had to play and be in every game. That's a lot like this accountablilty crud. It sometimes seems to me like they are just trying to find ways to make the schools look bad, so that the voucher crowd can have it's way.”

cornflower on May 11, 2009 at 11:44:50

“I'd say you hit the nail on the head shorepoet! You'll get vouchers and get rid of unions - the real agenda here!”
Transforming the Teaching Profession

Transforming the Teaching Profession

Commented May 11, 2009 at 10:45:08 in Politics

“Let's make it really simple, Mr. Klein. Allow public schools to operate like private schools: we can select our teachers based on talent and content area knowledge, not degrees and certification. Also, we get control over who comes into our schools and our classes. ( I'm talking 8-12 here.) Don't care about school? come back when you're ready That would clean out a lot of inertia, and we could take those savings and give our elementary schools help to remediate those kids who come into kindergarten not knowing their numbers, shapes and colors. Also, pivate school don't test much, so for high school, maybe just the SAT, ACT, etc. That would be a start, and since it seems that everyone wants school vouchers to send their child to a private school, people would go along with these simple changes. By the way, I teach at a small, very rural school, with about a 75-80% poverty rate and a 70-25-5 diversity ratio (black, white, hispanic). We have no money. It costs us quite a bit more for all the accountability nonsense than we get from the state and feds combined. Every resource goes to testing; we have about 7 elective classes, and a much diminished career and technical program. Oh, and by the way, none of our present ninth graders will be allowed to drop out or stop coming, because in four years we will have to have a 100% graduation rate. Rosy, huh?”

Iteachtoo on May 11, 2009 at 13:06:52

“DISCIPLINE”

shorepoet on May 11, 2009 at 11:25:05

“BTW, I really love this job and my students. It's just the you-know-what- that's always rolling downhill from lawmakers that makes life hard. I coach football, too, and I couldn't imagine if every child had to play and be in every game. That's a lot like this accountablilty crud. It sometimes seems to me like they are just trying to find ways to make the schools look bad, so that the voucher crowd can have it's way.”
GOP Opposes Pay Limits On Bailed-Out Bankers

GOP Opposes Pay Limits On Bailed-Out Bankers

Commented Feb 6, 2009 at 11:40:31 in Politics

“Wait a minute, weren't these the same guys who told the auto workers what their pay should be?

Anyway, I'm taking a course in public school law and one of the first things we learned was that when the fed gov gives the money, they make the rules.”
Timothy Geithner Confirmed As Treasury Secretary

Timothy Geithner Confirmed As Treasury Secretary

Commented Jan 27, 2009 at 09:29:37 in Politics

“Just want to jump on the pile and say ARRGGGGHHHH! I heard a govt apologist on the radio this morning saying, basically, it wasn't the right thing to do, bt we're in an emergency. Nice one. I can't wait to use those same fractured ethics next tax season.”
Digital TV Transition Delay: Obama Asks Congress For More Time

Digital TV Transition Delay: Obama Asks Congress For More Time

Commented Jan 9, 2009 at 10:42:08 in Media

“It's amusing to read that some of us are somehow lazy or cheap because we haven't bought into digital TV.Why shlould we? They are our airwaves that the telecoms use for their economic advantage so they can advertise to us.. Why should we have to spend even more to get what is ours? What if they wanted to swtich to satellite radio, or re-do the roads so that only smaller, hybrid cars could travel them? Wake up, they are just trying to get us all to be good little consumers and pry more cash from us. From another article here I read that most of the telecom industry is hoping most of us would just bite the bullet and and get cable or an expensive new tv. I can afford neither, and shouldn't have to consume more to get what already belongs to me. It's a big bait and switch.”

williamina on Jan 10, 2009 at 22:55:55

“weird”

WindyW on Jan 9, 2009 at 18:31:56

“I agree.”