Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Whopper

Before I start kvetching, check this out. I love when nature fights back.

Kaboom! Whale Crash-Lands on Boat - ABC News


Ya think, Tom-who-still-has-a-job for some damn reason? You were one of the ones who put her through hell, asshole.

Tom Vilsack: Shirley Sherrod Has 'Been Put Through Hell,' Deserves New Job:

And here's another not being held accountable and who should be on his ass w/o a job in the White House.

In meeting, Messina praised Sherrod handling - Ben Smith -

Wouldn't it be nice if the Obama Administration held itself and bankers and BushCo and BP to the same standard they expect from educators. If that were the case the two above plus Rahm, Geitner, Sumners and a whole host of other Administration failures would be unemployed.

Race to the top is worse than No Child Left Behind. This is a goddamn tragedy of Obama and Arns making.

On Education - A Popular Principal, Wounded by Good Intentions -
"“She should not have been removed,” Mr. Sanders said in an interview. “I’ve walked that school with her — she seemed to know the name and life history of every child.”

Ms. Irvine wasn’t removed by anyone who had seen her work (often 80-hour weeks) at a school where 37 of 39 fifth graders were either refugees or special-ed children and where, much to Mr. Mudasigana’s delight, his daughter Evangeline learned to play the violin.

Ms. Irvine was removed because the Burlington School District wanted to qualify for up to $3 million in federal stimulus money for its dozen schools.

And under the Obama administration rules, for a district to qualify, schools with very low test scores, like Wheeler, must do one of the following: close down; be replaced by a charter (Vermont does not have charters); remove the principal and half the staff; or remove the principal and transform the school."

If it seems I'm hammering the Obama Administration more so that Breitbart's sorry, racist ass as well as Fox and every other traditional media outlet that picked up this ginned up 'controversy', you are spot on.

We know what the right wing puke funnel has done, is doing, and will do. We know.

I'm hammering the Obama Administration b/c a). They should really know better and I'm sick of them being a bunch of pussies anytime Beck says 'boo'. and b). Obama Administration loves to punch them some hippies and shit on the folks who put them in office. Well, I punch and shit back.


Fine then, Hodes. We know most Dems are a bunch of weak knee pussies. Stop writing about the obvious and start going big to make big changes. Tell use who are the 'too many of us'. Point fingers. Name names. Create change. Otherwise, save the obvious diaries.

Daily Kos: Weak Knees:

By Congressman Hodes (D)

"The firing of Sherrod over what turned out to be a heavily (and deceptively) edited video of her remarks is the latest example. When the far right bulldozes, too many of us buckle.

Democrats need to stop panicking every time we find the right-wing media in our face. The only way to beat back the misinformation they spread is by calling them out and holding them accountable – not caving to pressure from their echo chambers.

We have no excuse for not fully understanding what the far-right is capable of in terms of hateful and deceitful rhetoric. From Glenn Beck to Rush Limbaugh to Andrew Breitbart – they’ve shown us time and again exactly how willing they are to distort the truth.

During the health care debate they brought us “death panels,” a “socialist state” and “pulling the plug on grandma.” We watched as they singlehandedly destroyed the honest conversation we were trying to have with the American public about how to fix a system rigged for the special interests and against the American people."


Dems worth a damn:

Woolsey to introduce ‘robust public option’ bill | Raw Story:
"Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), co-chair of the progressive caucus, is making good on her promise to continue pushing for a public health insurance option after the enactment of sweeping reform legislation.

On Thursday afternoon, the Northern California congresswoman will announce the introduction of a bill offering consumers a choice between private plans and a 'robust' public plan in the health insurance exchanges set up by the law."

Culling the herd:

Cell Phone May Have Distracted Teen In Fatal Fall - News Story - KTVU San Francisco:

The Coast Trail is wide and clearly marked near the beach. Authorities said early reports indicate the teen may have been talking or texting on his cell phone and simply walked over the edge."


Parachuting donkey shocks Russian beachgoers | Raw Story:
"'It was put up so high into the sky that the children on the beach cried and asked their parents: 'Why did they tie a doggy to a parachute?' the newspaper, Taman, said late last week."

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