“It's ignorant to conflate the Common Core standards with lame implementation of said standards. Good implementation will allow children to be ready for college and work. Throwing out the Common Core and keeping the dullards who implement any curriculum isn't going to help your kids get a quality education. Before you mistakenly blame Common Core, take a moment to actually read them. They make sense and are the essence of good teaching. One of the pieces is close reading, something that most every anti-core person seems to never have learned.”
Surrey345 on May 6, 2014 at 15:25:01
“Close reading? Ever heard of the Great Books Foundation, or perhaps, a Socratic seminar when dealing with difficult reading material? Yeah. "Close reading" is so brand new.”
grammasher on May 4, 2014 at 09:00:30
“Common Core by itself isn't necessarily bad, but just like every new program it has problems. The one size fits all scenario doesn't work well in a classroom of students with diverse abilities.
One of the biggest problems, I think, is the constant changing and "improving" education. You can rest assured that in about five years, someone will come up with a better way to teach our children.
Although I have no problem with the premise of Common Core, I do take issue with the amount of testing. I also take issue with your insult of people who may disagree with Common Core.”
“Sorry to see one of our greatest comedians spread the ignorant conflation of what the Common Core actually is and the lame implementation of it. Those same pathetic 'educators,' school boards, and companies like Pearson will still be around after confused parents force out the very sensible structure of the Common Core. It's just like the anti-vaccine dullards who ignore fact for rumor. The Common Core standards make sense; the people who implement it and those who blame Common Core for the lame system that couldn't teach their kids before, during, or after the Common Core.”
Feb 27, 2014 at 10:37:48
“This is an economic issue, not a race issue. Certainly the two overlap due to demographic realities. Leave it to Spike to miss the larger reality of gentrification for all of it's good and bad qualities.”
“Life isn't fair. Stop expecting it to be. If you spend a lot of time moaning about it, your wasting your time fighting reality. Some are born blind, others starving, others as children of influential people, others lucky, some with tallent, some without. Get over it.”
“Sorry, but Hillary's church didn't give a lifetime achievement award to Luis Farrakhan. A vulgar comment, Moana. Do you work for the Obama campaign?”
FreedomLoverX on Mar 28, 2008 at 18:48:17
“No - she did much worse - she gave YOUR money -
pastor James David Manning of New York's ATLAH World Missionary Church
Hillary gave this clown 1.5 million of tax money - earmarks
Manning: "Harlem must destroy itself."”
vipersdad on Mar 28, 2008 at 18:17:19
“You are white aren't you.?”
ruscle on Mar 28, 2008 at 17:36:37
“Your right. Hillary's church gave a livetime achievement award to Exxon/Mobil.”
LABC on Mar 28, 2008 at 17:06:31
An attack e-mail says the church Barack Obama attends gave a lifetime award to Louis Farrakhan, and that Obama "remained silent" and wasn't even asked about.
We checked out the award claim and found it to be Mostly True. A magazine closely related to the church gave Farrakhan an award for lifetime achievement.
But Barack Obama definitely did not remain silent about it. The award received widespread attention after Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote about it on Jan. 15, 2008.
Later that day, the campaign released a statement in which Obama himself said:
"I decry racism and anti-Semitism in every form and strongly condemn the anti-Semitic statements made by Minister Farrakhan. I assume that Trumpet Magazine made its own decision to honor Farrakhan based on his efforts to rehabilitate ex-offenders, but it is not a decision with which I agree."
Cohen said in his column that he had asked the campaign about the award and received a response from a spokesperson saying Obama did not agree with the award. The blog "Talking Points Memo" said it too asked Obama about Farrakhan and received the statement from Obama rejecting the award. After the statement was released, it was reported in other news outlets as well. For these reasons, we find the e-mail's claims about Obama's response to the award to be False. "
Could have just said "knock off the Hitlery nonsense" instead of coming back with a half-story.”
“Maybe I'm just an intelligent and pragmatic liberal, but just don't get it. Obama took donations from PACs and lobbyists and criminals and through his church who reveres Farrakhan for his state and US Senate campaigns but isn't for his presidential campaign? And this makes him clean and honorable? Wacky logic.”
HaveyouPerspective on Mar 28, 2008 at 18:44:15
“Maybe you are, or maybe you're a ditto-head. Or maybe your just locked in the throes of dementia's sweet embrace. Whatever it is, go with it, as such detachment from this reality must be a nice ride.”
Didi47 on Mar 28, 2008 at 18:42:23
Speaking the truth to Obama supporters and the Repub. MSM is a complete waste of time. Look at them, they're doing everything they can to remove the voting rights of 25% of the population!
Just goes to show.. Senators like Leahy and his ilk don't give two hoots about the will of the public. This is worse than the whole Bush election fiasco.
Obama doesn't stand a chance against the Repubs... everyone knows that and I'm wondering how many back door deals these supposed dems have made with the Repubs. And they say Obama is a uniter? Just scroll through his supporters posts... it's enough to make one sick.”
PingMama on Mar 28, 2008 at 17:41:42
“Helloooooo. The donations were from individuals working for those companies.
You'll get it some day.”
treadway123 on Mar 28, 2008 at 17:23:53
“Ya right! My cousin works for exon----------a simple employee---------he donated to the Obama campagne. His donation fall under a oil company. A lot of thier employees gave--------So that makes Obama a big lier who takes from the oil comp.”
Giglawyer on Mar 28, 2008 at 17:16:53
“You are neither intelligent nor pragmatic.”
FreedomLoverX on Mar 28, 2008 at 17:13:23
“You are not an "intelligent and pragmatic liberal". Actually, you are a lying Hillary hack. You don't get it? You get it just fine. I get it too. You are a lying hack.”
“I've never seen so many people make excuses for blatant racism as those blindly supporting Obama. It's pathetic and sad. Racism is fine when politically convenient for our guy? Us liberals wouldn't stand for far less if it came via the right. We've become no better then they are. Sorry, but Obama stayed in a church that gave the award. No lame excuses will work. It's a huge disappointment for me. I thought he was something other than what he turned out to be: another opportunist playing a slick game.
Why don't you check out this link and see if it sits well with you. History is filled with evil men who fed some hungry people. It's doesn't excuse evil.
“When some swiftboating 527 starts playing spots showing how Obama's spiritual adviser, Rev. Wright, gave LOUIS FARRAKHAN a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD two years ago and as a result we have John McCain as our president we can thank the likes of Leahy. Since when do Democrats excuse racism even in small sound bites? I'm embarrassed and disgusted by the Farrakhan connection, and there's no speech that will cover for this one in the general election, nor should there be.”
keir on Mar 28, 2008 at 14:53:04
“Do you have any knowledge of Farrakan, besides what you have heard? Sure he had some ugly things to say about this country. But he never hurt a soul He fed those in the black neighborhoods that were hungry, protected those neighborhoods from violence,
So if you were a church that was involved in the same thing...what would you do?
How many awards did Billy Graham get? and he made horrible antisemetic statements some caught on tape.
Other then that...did Obama give the award out? Was he present at the time? Remember Farrakan has not donated to Obama, has not been on the stump for him, and Obama denounced and rejected him.”
emj2740 on Mar 28, 2008 at 14:50:57
“You are trying to connect the dots to your opinion. Again, you are attempting to use guilt by association. Obama does not and should not control his reverand so if that man wants to give an award to Farrakhan that is his business and I could probably find it but Obama addressed that montsh ago and said he would not agree to give LF an award. Please name one thing that Obama has said that can be traced back to his preacher or his church. Frankly, it amazesme that his religion is SOOO important to his running for president. Where are the news stories about Clinton or McCains churches and preachers? Why is Obama the only on ewho has to say time and again he is not a Muslim. Iv'e never heard that McCain is a Christian or what he is exactly because the press is only interested in Obama's church. Frankly only covering stories about his church and religion is racist MSM at work. Today there was an article about an article someone wrote comparing Obama to Govenor Devlin. The person who wrote the article today wanted to know why the original article author used Devlin and not some other newbie govenor? The point was MSM racism.”
SSDiva on Mar 28, 2008 at 14:39:31
“thetruth3..You've seem to have forgotten the many times Bill Clinton reached out to Farrakhan during his Presidency. And the democratic party has excused racism is this race since weeks before the South Carolina primary. Now, if you're going to tell it, tell it right! I don't agree with Farrakhan's beliefs and views, but his endorsement of Obama does not frighten, nor scare me away from supporting and voting for him! Obama is running for President, not Farrakhan, not Wright ..etc...Just like Hillary is the only one running, not Bill, not Ferrera...etc”
Ramus on Mar 28, 2008 at 14:33:47
“The Wright thing has blown over already..Obama is gaining in popularity. Apparently people are now smart enough to distinguish between Obama and the former minister of this church. They are two separate people. Obama doesn't speak for Wright and Wright doesn't speak for Obama. So this issue is dead. If Senator Clinton values her political career she will not want to be viewed as a spoiler by her own party..the person who dragged this battle on and on after it had been lost and enabled McCain to win it.. If she does what is right for the party now, or after Pennsylvania, she might have a nice career with power, in the Senate..but if she drags out her inevitable defeat she won't be viewed kindly by her fellow Democrats...she might need to stay home and bake cookies”
memoryaid on Mar 28, 2008 at 14:16:26
“Are you going to fall for ANY swiftboating ads and vote McCain? I hope not.
Why do you think everybody else in America is stupider than you, and they don't know what's best for this country.
"I'm the smartest and I know Clinton's the winner and everybody else who's voting for Obama must be stupid and delusional, and they'll come around once the Republicans tell them the truth in 30 second ads".
Yeah, that checks out. Keep hammering that line, it makes your candidate look like the smart choice.”
stateMachine on Mar 28, 2008 at 14:14:23
“The closer we examine Rev. Wright, the more we realize what a cancer he is on his own flock. But he actually didn't make racist statements. He did aim angry, down with the whore of babylon sermons at the U.S.. But, then again, you really aren't a Christian if you don't have a problem with waging wars of choice. That's the true subtext behind all this.
“The ONLY way that you can attack the man is attack his associates who do NOT speak for him.....and go right ahead and vote for McCain....I suspect that you were going to regardless of whether Clinton or Obama were the nominee.”
“Would you people please stop making excuses for Rev. Wright's absurd comments? Being angry is an excuse for this behavior? The fact that he does other good makes it acceptable to pew this racist trash? History is filled with people that were angry and responded in positive ways that helped many. It's also filled with those that were angry that chose to fuel hate. Sorry, but the good Reverend had at least in part chosen the latter. Once you start making excuses for this behavior it's impossible to condemn others for the same.”
“Stop making excuses for Wright's words. And stop pretending that the Obama campaign works any differently than any other. They released the photo with Clinton as a 'gotcha' attempt, as if a photo op is remotely similar to getting two decades of spiritual advice from someone who reveres Louis Farrakhan. It's politics as usual. The wolf in sheep's clothing.”
VicPerry on Mar 21, 2008 at 16:26:39
“Actually, I just went and watched Wright's words, a nice long ten minute sermon that was a great deal more adult on the subject of America and Terrorism and The Other than anything I've heard from Hillary Clinton. I'm a white guy and I'm not offended by Wright. I think I can handle it. It's absolutely infantile that people need to ignore all the terrible things that the United States has done in order to get up in the morning and feel "proud to be an American".....grow up, deal with it, and make our country a better place, one that doesn't need to stomp on the defenseless to make a buck or feel safe.”
Trollstakeyourmeds on Mar 21, 2008 at 15:42:05
“Thank you. The "Messiah" is nothing more than a politician, as usual. You folks blinded by his smile need to look at that.”
“Why don't you also put up the video from the Trumpet Gala where Reverend J. Wright gives Louis Farrakhan a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD? His church took down the video from YouTube.”
Eminem on Mar 21, 2008 at 22:57:06
“And what's wrong with that? Farrakhan, whether you agree with his views or not, has committed a lifetime to furthering the equality of ALL minorities in the country, not just African Americans, thus the rationale for being given a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
One more thing, do you have actual video footage of 'someone' from TUCC removing the video from YouTube? Or are you like the majority of negative, simple-minded people who prefer to feed into all the b.s. the MSM feeds you?”
ChiGuy on Mar 21, 2008 at 12:14:40
“The Farrakhan thing again????? LOL!!
What a weak stab at trying to move the "Muslim" question closer to Obama once more.
“Pretty good assessment with one glaring omission: PARENTS. As a parent of a child who has been in NYC public schools for eleven years, the one consistent thing I've noticed is that children with involved parents do better. Black and Latino kids who had involved parents did better. Without that, everything else is a waste of time. When we can accept that fact and do something about it, things might change. IT STARTS AT HOME. If a parent thinks that all that's required is to send their kids off to school and not to make sure they do their work, demand excellence, maintain a relationship with the child's school, advocate for the child, track down the many free programs to get them help, then please don't complain. From my personal experience in schools that had high black and latino populations there was far less involvement from that demographic on every level. As I said, the kids with involved parents did well. Those whose parents acted like it was incumbent on the school to oversee all aspects of their child's education generally didn't. Let's stop putting it all on "the system" and parents to take ownership of parenting.”
“A police man died. You people know nothing about the case, about the people involved, or about what transpired at the scene, yet you use this for grandstanding statements about police and the 'war on drugs'. No better than the Tea Party schmucks... What's this country coming to?!”
cibersatan on Jan 5, 2012 at 09:28:01
“when LE manages to respect the hand of mercy, then maybe it will find them as well.......but until that mystical, magical moment, let their heads lay under the same baton as ours.....they are not special, no one forced them to take that job, but until they lose their "qualified immunity" and be seen as the militarized gang they are....well, let's just say my record proves I just don't make "grandstanding statements" about my dislike of cops”
cuoi on Jan 5, 2012 at 08:34:40
“Reminds me of this quote I heard somewhere: ""We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."”
“Rice cooker: perfect rice, both white and brown. It can hold it warm for hours as well. I also put steel cut oats in it, set the timer, and have perfect oatmeal in the morning.
Salad spinner: They make some that fold nearly flat. Ours fits in a stack of salad bowls.
Tea ball? There are better options.
Same for apple device. Get the Lipotor branded egg cracker if you use enough to require one.”