On State orders Berlin High School to change nickname
Perhaps, when our US History Textbooks recognize and represent history honestly and we get rid of Columbus Day the Native Americans will take our "the savage looking mascot is a sign of respect" seriously..Until then, CHANGE THEM ALL!
On GOP-led states change voting rules ahead of 2012
RAF, you are simply closed-minded..The republicans do often scream LESS GOVERNMENT…True or False.Adding an additional requirement to vote is MORE GOVERNMENT…True or False.Think about this, the republicans want to make it more difficult for someone to vote than to purchase a gun. They value guns rights more than voting rights. .My point was about priorities and I believe the republicans have their priorities backwards..You can disagree , I have NO problem with that but for you to talk about “deflection” after TWICE mentioning a “tin foil hat” is hyper-hypocritical. If you felt my point was without merit than don’t comment, ifyou want to debate it…bring it on but don’t DEFLECT and then cry about other deflecting…that is just pathetic..In the future, for you, I will directly tie my comments to the article. I now understand that you are unable to make connections for yourself and unless they are basic and obvious you get frustrated. I apologize for your lack of comprehension skills and hope you are able to overcome this disability. Good luck.
RAF SAID, "whenever discussing the topic becomes hard for you deflection is the result.".Yet YESTERDAY he also made this DEFLECTING comments:.Posted on September 19 at 1:54 p.m. """Tin foil is still on sale if your hat needs repair.""".Posted on September 19 at 12:32 p.m """Tin foil is on sale if your hat needs repair.""".So EITHER I was right on with my post or RAF thought the article was about "Tin Foil Hats".
dusty,They are "talking" about illegal immigration and HS mascots..Predictable
On Illegal immigration talk in Janesville
"""But, if you are going to come here to the US, do it legally like our ancestors did. Our ancestors did not live off the government when they came to the US, they worked hard to make a living and build a future for themselves and their families. And they did not get any help from the government.""".So you are encouraging Mexican immigrants to come here "legally" like our ancestors?.You want them to enslave us, murder us, rape us, starve us, sign treaties with us and then stab us in the back AGAIN!?!?!?.ARE YOU CRAZY or IGNORANT?!?!?!
"""After years of expanding when and how people can vote, state legislatures now under new Republican control are moving to trim early voting days, beef up identification requirements and put new restrictions on how voters are notified about absentee ballots.""".LESS GOVERNMENT LESS GOVERNMENT LESS GOVER.....Oh crap, republicans just want less government so our roads can fall apart, schools can be privatized, old can get sick and die, poor can rot, water can be polluted and the rich can control it all..They love government when it comes to nation (not ours though) building and keeping "those people" away from "their" elections..
On The great Ponzi debate
DiogenesExcellent essay!!! No if of only the Democrats would stop the demagoguery and actually work with Paul Ryan and the Republicans for a solution.I agree it is a good article, especially considering the source..However, I couldn't help but notice you make this partisan when it doesn't have to be. That said, I will respond to your extreme partisan misrepresentation of facts by asking....Why aren't you asking Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Romney, etc... to stop "demagoging (sp)" and work with Mr. “Ponzi scheme" Perry to fix Social Security?.Why make this a partisan attack on democrats when currently it is republicans attacking the "ponzi" claim?
On Teachers reject Janesville School Board's offer
TCB,Cyber-bullied, are you kidding me? I simply asked you to research information on how schools are funded before you complain about taxes being raised..The fact is, per pupil distribution from the state is decreased if property value is "low" and taxes are "low". .What this means is if the school board refuses to raise taxes not only does the local money stay down (despite costs going up...technology, energy for example) but the state, in its great wisdom says because you refused to raise taxes last year, instead of (I will use your number) $9000 per student next year you get $8500 per student..The district gets penalized DOUBLE for trying to be responsible to its local citizens..I believe the formula is wrong and needs to be fixed but until that happens it is the reality. If the teachers would have given in with no tax increases the one year of no cuts would have followed with cuts the next..This community and this school board must realize this..,Again, I will argue FOREVER that this formula is wrong for several reason (#1 being that it is HUGELY UNFAIR BENEFITTING RICH DISTRICTS WHILE PUNISHING POORER DISTRICTS) but it is the reality..The cyber bullying comment was very cowardly. All I asked was that you do some research before commenting. I find it funny that being challenged to have research before commenting on this topic is now considered - by you - cyber bullying. WOW!?!?!?!?
On Janesville school aid estimate drops
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Research the state of Wisconsin formula for per pupil funding. .Then, after educating yourself you may understand why some admit, that although it is painful and unfair, taxes must be raised..Again, this is not the fault of the teachers, administrators, school board or Gov. Walker. This formula is approx. 15 years old. It punishes districts that refuse to raise taxes ...that is a FACT!
TCB,"""""The public should pay higher taxes to balance the unions bloated demands?""""".I CHALLENGE YOU to research the funding formula for public education in Wisconsin..I then CHALLENGE YOU to answer the question: why not raising taxes punishes a school district in the future?...............................................TCB,In the past (approx) 24 hours, have you had the intellectual courage to meet my challenge?
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