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    ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun May-15-11 12:43 AM
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    I Want To Smack Every Teabagger I See

    Just a little background information first. My oldest son turned 5 this month and is going to be starting Kindergarten in the fall. In the school district where we live, there are several elementary schools, but only one of them has all day, every day Kindergarten, and the one my son would attend based solely on where we live isn't one of them. However, we were told that if we wanted to get him into all day, every day Kindergarten, we would have to request a transfer to the other school (which, by the way, is literally right next to the school he would normally attend), and then win a lottery (because pretty much every parent in that school district is naturally going to want his/her child to go to all day, every day Kindergarten. Well, last week, we found out that our son got into the all day Kindergarten program, so we were pretty excited about that. Between my wife and I, our work schedules would have taken a serious hit trying to accommodate pick-ups and drop-offs for just a half-day Kindergarten program, and we were stressing out over how we would get that to work, so this news was a big relief.

    On Friday, we got 2 letters in the mail from the school system. The first one alerted us that our son had been approved to attend the all day, every day Kindergarten program, and told us everything we needed to know about how that would work. The second one advised us that because the recent school levy (voted on last week) was defeated, the school district was cutting out all transportation services (aka busing). Translation: I'm going to have to drive my child to school every day in the Fall. This would normally not be all that big a deal, but the doors to the elementary school don't open until 9:05 a.m. Guess what time I normally need to be in Court on the days I have Court. And since EVERY PARENT with a child in that school will ALSO be driving his/her child to school that day, what do you think the chances are that I'll be able to drive up to the door, drop him off, give him a quick good-bye, and then get immediately back on the road, given the line of cars trying to do the same thing?

    Here's what irks me about this whole thing. We live in a fairly well-to-do suburb of Columbus. It's not Dublin or Upper Arlington (the uber-rich neighborhoods), but it's right up there. In the run-up to the vote on the school levy issue, there was a very visible and well-funded "Vote No on Issue 7" campaign waged (Issue 7 was the school levy, in case you couldn't figure that out). And nothing would upset me more than to drive home through the "rich neighborhood" and see these HUGE houses with "Vote No on 7" signs in their front yards. Yeah, I'm sure that extra fifteen bucks you're going to have to pay in taxes to support your local schools is going to REALLY break your bank, assholes.

    So I said last Friday (after reading that letter), only HALF-facetiously, that every time I have a scheduling conflict that makes it difficult to drop my son off at school at 9:05 in the morning, I'm going to drive him up to the door of one of these houses with the "Vote No on 7" signs in the yard and tell them, "Here. YOU drive him to school today. Hope you choke on your 15 bucks, Asshole."

    I'm getting so damn sick of living in "all taxes are evil" land. I ALWAYS voted for school levies, even when I didn't have children, because I value, and will ALWAYS support education, no matter whether I directly benefit from it or not. Anyone who would vote down a school levy qualifies as evil in my book.
    I can understand the frustration and the inconvenience this causes, but I've lost all sympathy because for the liberals EVERY cause (except defense) is considered too important and necessary to cut even a little bit.

    So, this family may not be "rich", but they are wealthy, beyond what most families in the US are and he is complaining because those who have more money than he does aren't paying more so that he doesn't have to pay and has more convenience. That's the liberal mindset. "You owe me." "It's the responsibility of those who have more money than I do to pay for what I want."

    Oh, and ChoppinBroccoli, it's called CAR POOLING. Try it. Millions of families do it every year.
    RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun May-15-11 12:55 AM
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    3. What these butt heads don't get is this is a country, not a corporation. The

    balance sheets are different. If one runs a country like a corporation it will fail. The converse is also true. One does not fire people out of a country as non-essential and the same is true for funding of programs.
    You just spend money you don't have without end. That's not OK for a "corporation" but it is for a country?
    RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun May-15-11 01:00 AM
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    7. We really need all adults in this country to go through a remedial educational

    program to understand the whole point of taxes and of collective action. As it is now, the Stupid is phenomenal.
    BlueCaliDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun May-15-11 01:52 AM
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    11. The Stupid are phenomenal AND growing in numbers. Greed and the American

    Me! ME! Me! attitude is making this country rot from the inside out.

    I understand some degree of wanting a little more for yourself, but when you have so much and you don't want to share a simple $15 bucks more in taxes to help our future - our children - do better so they can compete with children around the world, that's taking greed to a whole new low. And, sadly, this new phenomenon is very much exclusively an American affliction.
    The irony here is thick. Just who is it that is shouting "ME! ME! ME!" here.
    ErikJ (172 posts) Sun May-15-11 01:01 AM
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    9. Just ask them

    if they would prefer educated tax paying people or criminals breaking into their houses.
    Because not having transportation for kids who live closer to school means that they won't be educated and will become criminals?
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    ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun May-15-11 12:43 AM
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    I Want To Smack Every Teabagger I See
    Ok...when you want to try this I'm game.
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    Back before the DUmmies improved everything by getting rid of the Death Penalty in most cases and by handcuffing our police, all kids walked to school at all ages...
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    In actual dollars, President Obama’s $4.4 trillion in deficit spending in just three years is 37 percent higher than the previous record of $3.2 trillion (held by President George W. Bush) in deficit spending for an entire presidency. It’s no small feat to demolish an 8-year record in just 3 years.

    Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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    Here's an idea. Get all the parents together and start a transportation service. And I agree that the stupid is in hyper mode in that thread. They're crying that we Tea Partiers are the mememe people and yet they're crying about something they aren't getting. Like I said, pay for it yourself. Oh, and Tea Partiers don't worry about people breaking into their houses because most of the time, it's our houses is where a gun lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSmith View Post
    Back before the DUmmies improved everything by getting rid of the Death Penalty in most cases and by handcuffing our police, all kids walked to school at all ages...
    Adding insult to injury, kids had to walk in six feet of snow while barefoot. My dad reminded me of this anytime I complained about walking to school. :D
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    Re-education camps RKP5837 ?

    I knew sooner or later one of the DUers would get around to it.

    Amazing, Moonbats created and control the modern educational system, now they're bitching about it

    I forgot, if you're a Moonbat , nothing is ever your fault; its always the guy who told you it was a bad idea in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    So let me spell this out in a way that matters to an entirely selfish individual: an uneducated population hurts everyone, including you. When people don't have an education in our growing information society they are unable to find secure work, but their bellies still need food so they are more likely to become desperate and resort to crime. It may not jive with your peachy perfect utopian vision of America, but for some people in some situations, crime becomes the most realistic option for subsistence.

    Even beyond the increase in crime, our national economy on the global marketplace will suffer the children of our nation not having a good education. We are a global marketplace and there's nothing we can do to change that, so large multinational corporations are able, with the help of technology, to easily move jobs to other countries. Other countries actually see education as a national priority, it's not a handout, it's an investment.

    The children being educated today will be running the country in a few decades, making decisions, holding office, caring for the elderly, directing police action, and so on. If we don't invest in education, and treat it as something valuable that all children should be aspiring to, no amount of jingoism is going to save us from forces greater (and more educated) than ourselves.
    And yet, teachers in Wisconsin considered their union more important than the job of educating those kids. Go figure...

    Money isn't the solution to the problems of education. If it were, then the most expensive education systems, the ones that spend the most per pupil, would have the best results. They don't. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 report on public school finances, New York spent an average of $15,981 per pupil, followed by New Jersey ($15,691) and the District of Columbia ($14,324). These are not, by any stretch of the imagination, good school systems. If you really want results, then empower parents to make choices for their kids, and eliminate the unions that turn schools into pre-retirement homes for untenured academics.

    Quote Originally Posted by jendf View Post
    Adding insult to injury, kids had to walk in six feet of snow while barefoot. My dad reminded me of this anytime I complained about walking to school. :D
    And, we had to wrap our bare feet in barbed wire so that we wouldn't slip on the ice. And we liked it! :D
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    The bottom line is this country is OUT of money and nobody wants to take responsibility for this problem.
    THERE IS NO MORE MONEY..... so guess what schools and other government agencies have to spend more wisely or cuts have to forced on it....

    WE DO NOT MONEY TO THROW AT UNIONS ANYMORE.... when are you going to realize this and come together and make our government live within its means.

    Everyone is arguing oh we can not cut this and we can not cut that... SOMETHING HAS GOT TO BE CUT PERIOD...

    Now i am perfectly willing to let the people vote on what to cut and go along with majority of whatever means but the BOTTOM LINE IS THE GOVERNMENT COSTS TOO MUCH TO RUN
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    If you really want results, then empower parents to make choices for their kids, and eliminate the unions that turn schools into pre-retirement homes for untenured academics.
    Michelle Rhee tried that for the D.C. Schools and Mayor Fenty supported her and look where that got both of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Ok...when you want to try this I'm game.
    I would look forward to the day. It would also be a day the DUmmie would remember vividly for the rest of his life.
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