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Archive for September 27th, 2010

No Elitism Here.

Posted by Wickedpinto on September 27, 2010

Found at Newsbusters:

On Today, from Monday the 27th, The President took some questions.   When asked if he would send his daughters to a DC public school he had this point of genius.

“Given my position, if I wanted to find a great public school for Malia and Sasha to be in, we could probably maneuver to do it.”

Translation, “As one of the princes of political power and privilege, I will be able to pick exactly what school my children can attend unlike you.”

Also, the use of the term “If I wanted.”  So, since he has the privilege of political connections and money, he doesn’t even feel like putting in the effort, unlike the parents who are working so hard to get their kids into the lottery, to prepare to test in, and then cross their fingers who are busting their rears to give their children the greatest chance.  He doesn’t even have to bother.

Yeahp, 100% Man of The People right there.  No sense of entitlement at all.  No casual dismissal of the concerns of parents at all.  No indifference to the plight of the poor and middle-class who feel trapped in the near monopolistic authority of teachers unions in there, AT ALL!

It’s like I can sit down and have a beer with this guy and just shoot the crap on a Friday night.

Lot more of context and info at the link, especially Lauers obvious tapdance to keep the focus on what a, “disgrace,” it is for the kids to be put into a lottery, while ignoring the disgrace of the DCPS.

If you are unaware, there is a documentary called “Waiting for Superman” about charter schools, public schools and teachers union as it follows a few kids hoping to get into one of the charter schools.   The site has a link to a bunch of trailers that will familiarize you with the story being told.  It opened this weekend, in 4 theaters, but the turnout is apparently promising for wider release according to the WSJ.

There is another documentary along the same lines about kids in harlem and queens trying to get into a charter school, called “The Lottery.” Videos and trailers and forums at the  site.

There are two more, but they are smaller efforts that I can’t recall at the moment, sorry, though I think NiceDeb has links to them, that’s where I found the smaller ones anyways.

(Was reminded that it was this weekend, I thought it was next weekend, thanks to BigHollywood’s link to the WSJ article.)

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Two scoops with a sprinkle of Joe Biden

Posted by Viv on September 27, 2010

What is it with Biden speaking at yogurt/custard businesses?

Biden, speaking at a frozen yogurt plant in New Hampshire, said he wanted to “remind our base constituency to stop whining and get out there and look at the alternatives. This President has done an incredible job. He’s kept his promises.”

Stop whining? Zing! He just pissed off a bunch of the base donks who are already struggling to carry Obama’s water.

Said liberal strategist Joe Trippi, Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign manager: “It’s quintessential Joe Biden. The problem is, the base isn’t the problem.”

At this rate, quintessential Biden may be the best player on the Republican team. And if Gibbs, Biden and Pelosi keep yapping over the next few weeks, they may become the whipped cream, nuts and cherry (respectively) on the GOP victory sundae in November.

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MEMORANDUM: No more birther BS!

Posted by Viv on September 27, 2010

While I’m not usually an advocate of candidates and elected officials using “talking points”, I think it is long past due for the GOP to publish a memo to all Republicans telling them how to respond to questions about Obama’s religion and/or birth certificate. How many more times does this have to happen before people know how to respond?

Tim Walberg, the former GOP congressman running to win back his Michigan seat from freshman Democratic Rep. Mark Schauer, says he doesn’t know whether President Obama was born in America or if he is a Muslim.

Asked on a local call-in radio show whether he believes Obama was born in America or if the president is a Muslim, Walberg said Thursday he wasn’t sure.

Of course, shortly after this incident Walberg issued a statement saying he takes Obama on his word about his religion, just as others have already done over and over.

Personally, I like the way Buzz Aldrin handles the nutters.

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