"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
i'm a public school teacher and there is little doubt that the cta and the nea are all about the profession and not the community, the country or the kids
wisconsin is just the beginning, as you know
this movement is sweeping almost all our states
did you see what the MAYORS in MASSACHUSETTS had to say yesterday---about unions, pensions, health care, collective bargaining
Mass. mayors, unions debate health care proposals - Health - msnbc.com
have you heard CUOMO, have you heard MOONBEAM
the force is irresistable
what's gonna happen to membership after the governors and mayors are thru SLASHING
what's gonna happen to union dues
and those customary contributions to democrat candidates
obama won the white house in november of 08 and he thought that what americans wanted was for his team to never let the catastrophe go to waste
the opposition was rewarded in many places on tsunami tuesday, and republicans think THIS is what the voters want
we'll find out
but either way the progressive posse is gonna have to fight back from now on, at least for the foreseeable, on a less even playing field than it's accustomed to
what brought us here, bottom line: FT.com / US / Economy & Fed - US public pensions face $2,500bn shortfall
or we'll getcha on civility too
Last edited by The Prof; 03-09-11 at 08:39 PM.
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
2. Overreaching is pissing off your constituents and much of the country. The GOP is usually much better about being sneaky with their anti-working class policies and fashioning themselves as champions of all Americans. They're getting sloppy.
3. People call rights whatever they want to call them. We could add a right to the constitution if we felt like it- see the Civil Rights and Women's rights movements. The point is, whatever people 'perceive' as rights, they'll fight for them and get angry when someone takes them away esp. when there is a history based on fighting for them.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields