Cairo is a complete slum. Dreadful place. I never could figure out why Tom, Huck and Jim wanted to go there. They even sang about it in that stupid movie.
 April 17, 2015 at 3:00pm
They are already smarter than the people who reside in Gruberland
 April 17, 2015 at 2:33pm
Well Rosie..you must not like it, because it is up to the Senate to confirm these appointments per the Constitution. Mr Stompy Foot can whine and cry all he wants, but he has only the power to put a name for the Senate to vote on.
 April 17, 2015 at 2:28pm
I am so scared today that some poor little kid might buy a doughnut from a fundraiser. I’m still hiding in my closet……I need help!!!!!
Change the name to diverse gay Boy scout bake sale or diverse muslim bake sale and the school will bend over backward if you know what I mean to allow the bake sale 365 days a year.
 April 17, 2015 at 12:42pm
Just since the Clintone reign, Congress has appropriated over 2 Trillion dollars in extra spending above what the gas tax took in for highway projects and infrastructure…..Where did that money go!!!!!!!!!!! I forgot to special interests and paybacks for campaign bundlers.
 April 17, 2015 at 9:50am
It was not nasty, it was the truth…kids can take pencils home. These assignments take away valuable class time from the reason these kids are there in the first place, reading, writing, and arithmetic. These type of assignments are fishing expeditions into what is happening at these kids homes, which is none of the schools business.
 April 17, 2015 at 9:02am
Dear student…if you have a pencil to complete this idiotic “I wish my teacher knew” assignment, is there some local or federal law prohibiting you from taking that pencil home with you to complete your homework?
booger71 -- What a nasty comment. A kind-hearted person would think "I wish I could get this child some pencils." And it's not an idiotic assignment. How much more the teacher can now understand her students and their struggles, after reading their responses.
Many teachers I know or have known have to spend a disturbing amount of their own money providing the kids with basic supplies the parents don't supply and school won't provide, and yet even in my little town in Maine it costs $10k to $12k per pupil per year and that isn't enough.
Of course those of us who were subjected to subhuman conditions of 30 -35 kids in a class can take some solace that now the "ideal" class size is currently somewhere around 12 to maybe 16, but that number gets lower every year when budget time comes around.
My local school gets 10 new students one year, "must have" $100k more in the budget; same school loses 12 students the next year, can't cut a dime. And this is when the ideal class size shrinkage factor always kicks in: "Studies are now showing 10 is the ideal class size, so we can't possibly let anyone go."
Same number of students, twice as many teachers, more "educators" who sit in offices contributing little, individual teachers (or at least minders) for each special needs kid and no wonder there's never enough money.
You can bet kids are not allowed to take supplies home from school. Often they are not allowed to take their textbooks home, lest their parents find out the garbage they are being taught.
 April 17, 2015 at 8:32am
I believe that government at any level should be involved in 0% of marriages.
agreed....that means the entire tax structure must be fixed to ignore the marriage status of individuals.
The lever of influence (or baseball bat might be a more descriptive term) the government has and is not afraid to use is called the 501c-3 tax exemption for non profit corporations. This is how the Feds have the churches 'by the short hairs'. Shortly after I became an elder in my church I began to dig into how a church could surrender this odious intrusion by the IRS into private church business (such as who gets to be married and who doesn't). Like most government snares it is easy to get into one but oh so hard to get out.
I will predict that very soon, faster if another communist/democrat gains the White House in 2016, that the Feds will start stripping 501c-3's away from 'non-compliant' churches with respect to gay marriage. It actually will be a blessing in disguise because there were NO statutes in place prior to all the non-profit garbage that compelled churches to pay taxes. Paying taxes on property and collections was/ is a fiction thrown up to blind the unsuspecting and ignorant church boards in order to stampede them into signing onto the 501c-3 which has given the Feds access to church records and assets.
In order to surrender the 501c-3 voluntarily a church has to disperse ALL assets including property and disincorporate, all of which is a very messy ordeal. It would be easier for the church in question to allow the gov't to strip the tax exemption away and reform accordingly without that albatross about its neck.
Yes, they should. The government has been marrying people for so long that judges today are marrying the great grandchildren of people who were married by judges. Religion does not own the concept of marriage or the word either. A third of the couples in this country choose to be married in a civil ceremony without having to seek the permission of any religious authority, and their marriages are just as real as yours. The government should be involved in marriage because only the government can be trusted to respect your right to choose who you want to marry.
Good luck getting them out. Then only people of faith can be married, so if you do not belong to a church you could never get married. We have built in our society many benefits to being married.
April 16, 2015 at 7:59pm
I think it is the bolts they use to screw his head to his chair
 April 16, 2015 at 7:29pm
This was staged..these charges will quietly be dropped by the justice dept.
 April 16, 2015 at 12:09pm
She always thought them as Indians
 April 16, 2015 at 11:25am
Seems to me a better analogy would be that a lion runs off a group of hyenas that took down the zebra, and the lion feasts on the meat he did not kill. The lion in this case would be the ruling progressive elites who feast off our labor will we sit by and wait for the scraps. Someday, there will be too many p****d-off hyenas to run off.