Stupid basis for our Democracy (NeoFeudalism: Coming Soon!)
Income Gap Between Rich and Poor Is Highest in Decades, Data Show:
"The gap between the wealthiest Americans and middle- and working-class Americans has more than tripled in the past three decades, according to a June 25 report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
New data show that the gaps in after-tax income between the richest 1 percent of Americans and the middle and poorest parts of the population in 2007 was the highest it's been in 80 years, while the share of income going to the middle one-fifth of Americans shrank to its lowest level ever."
Obama and Arn's 'Race to the Top' is as big a piece of crap as 'No Child Left Behind'.
Just like its predecessor, RTTT's goal is to eliminate public education thus privatizing all education as charter schools.
It takes a Fake Democrat to enact the NeoCons agenda.
Daily Kos: Somebody Explain This to Me:
"But reading the popular press, and listening to the chatter from Washington, I have just found out that we are not part of the movement to ‘reform’ schools.Keep pissing off the base, Obama/Rahm but don't cry like little bitches when we stay the fuck home.
You see we did not do all the stuff that the new ‘reformers’ think is vital to improve our schools. We did not fire the staff, eliminate tenure, or go to pay based on test scores. We did not become a charter school. We did not take away control from a locally elected school board and give it to a mayor. We did not bring in a bunch of two-year short-term teachers.
Nope, we did not do any of these things. Because we knew they would not work."
Administration Officials Not Invited To Teachers Convention; Probable Heckling The Reason | Crooks and Liars:
“If the teachers sit on their hands this fall, it would be a disaster for Obama and the Democrats,” said Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation who has studied the teachers’ unions."
Obama To Open Up 1.8 Million Alaskan Acres To Oil Drilling:
"ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Interior Department is offering oil and gas leases on 1.8 million acres of Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve while promising to protect critical migratory bird and caribou habitat.
Hello? Feds? Anybody home?
BP buys up Gulf scientists for legal defense, roiling academic community | al.com:
Good man. Doesn't welch on his bets.
NM man set on fire after losing drinking bet:
"A 47-year-old man's friends set his prosthetic leg on fire after he lost a drinking bet, causing him to suffer severe burns to his buttocks and lower back. Dona Ana County sheriff's deputies found the man naked on the side of U.S. Route 70 with his prosthetic leg in flames. Deputies learned that the man and his friends were drinking Monday and bet that whoever drank the least would be set on fire."
The man told investigators that at six beers, he drank the least, and agreed to let his friends set him on fire.