Allowing the individual school districts to decide, i.e., curriculum control at the local level (which is what most of us believe in), seems to not only be consistent, but allows those parents and districts with opposition to Common Core to have their wills done as it relates to the students without the need for or intervention of politicians who have a stake in the matter.
Schools that select the CC package will churn out little dronebots who can’t actually function to the level they could and should, with the surrounding schools’ results being self-evident in a world where 2+2 really is 4. I’m not sure that vilifying Scott Walker for this is warranted.
72: A story from the AP is never written without bias ! In this care against Walker who is merely voicing the wishes of conservatives for local control versus federal mandates.
Yeah -- I read the headline and thought "Oh, great -- and I was upbeat about Scott Walker in 2016"
After reading the story it looks like more evidence of mainstream media fearing Walker in 2016.
 July 6, 2014 at 4:52pm
LOL. Nothing like glaring ignorance in display.
Catholocism is a Christian faith, being the cornerstone of Christendom, along with the Eastern Orthodox church, until the Reformation, at which the protestants started founding their own branches of faith, specifically independent from the rule and dictates of Rome. There’s a bit more to it, but that would require you reading a book.
 July 3, 2014 at 6:00pm
Just another progressive attempt at revisionist history. What is so fundamentally dysfunctional within these people that the notions of individual liberty and self-determination terrifies them so? Why MUST government be their security, their nuturer and their salvation. Those Statist concepts fly directly in the face of everything the Founders stood for and the Framers conveyed and codified for us.
 June 12, 2014 at 10:35pm
An ‘arachnid insec’t? LOL Really? Those terms are mutually exclusive. How about a little editing?
 May 20, 2014 at 8:06pm
The AP called the race with only 7% of the votes in, as per ABC News. That seems a bit presumptive, even if McConnell does win handedly. Is every politicomedia entity in the tank for the political elites of both stripes? Yes
February 25, 2014 at 5:08pm
Here is the contact information for the school’s principal for folks to ask pertinent question:
Graduate of Austin Peay State University with both a Bachelors of Arts in English and History and Masters of Arts in Administration and Supervision. Principal: 2007-Present I gain personal gratification from assisting each student in his/her endeavor to prepare for life beyond high school. Northeast High School is a great place to make this happen.
January 27, 2014 at 1:43pm
That type of round could be an interesting defense round for folks working in country where you have potentially dangerous big game prowling around. Hunting uses? Maybe not so much, but what bits remained would be nicely tenderized.
January 23, 2014 at 3:29pm
The Factor provides an important function in terms of news. It lets me know that Megyn Kelly’s show is coming up, so I can unmute the TV in 60 minutes or less.
January 23, 2014 at 2:45pm
The President stepping up to the plate…for softball practice. O’Reilly will ask one tough question at some point to keep up his sham image of a no-spin, hardcore interviewer, but the rest will be mush, populist questions that make Barry look good (or at least not like transparent schmuck). I really hope I am wrong about that. I sincerely wish Bill would put him on the interviewing hot plate, but that is very unlikely to happen.
January 19, 2014 at 1:50pm
So you ended up sucking at baseball as a kid and now make snarky quips towards the sport? LOL. Classic
January 14, 2014 at 1:03pm
Café standards strike again. The vehicle is close to 100% aluminum and can be paired with a performance V-8. That is a formula for accident catastrophe. It reminds me of what happened when the guys at Detroit Motor Sports paired a compact V-8 with a Mazda Miata. We affectionately called them Zoomsplats. First you go zoom, then you go splat. The truck will be more like a Skidcrunch. Skid on the road and the frame crunches and twists to hell and back. The repair bills should be exciting. Hopefully the fatalities will be few to none. A big thanks to the eco-hustlers out there who forced these increasingly unsafe vehicles upon us /sarc.
Any vehicle can be a death trap if the nut behind the wheel over drives his abilities. The laws of physics are absolute.
BTW the frame is still steel and the aluminum will be more than strong enough to pass the federal crash tests. Ford isn't gambling with its most important, and most profitable, vehicle.
January 12, 2014 at 2:07pm
You do see a distinct difference between a lot of younger couples (say, those under 40). Liberal women seem to lean towards wishy-washy metros and are often the more dominant personality in the relationship. Conservative women lean towards guys who act like guys and the relationships seem far more of a balance of importance in the mix.
It isn’t the days of the old left-leaning households where a Democrat-voting man still watched football, hunted, fished, worked on cars and thought it was funny to fart in a grocery store. Today’s lefty ‘men’ worry about manicures, fashion and not appearing too overtly male in social settings so as not to make the feminists and doodle-distrusters around them feel uncomfortable.
January 10, 2014 at 6:37pm
The one huge leg up that our military engineers/designers have on the Chinese is innate drive towards creativity. The Chinese are excellent duplicators, patent stealers and wheel-greasers to get our own people to leak tech secrets to them. Much past noodles and gunpowder where have the big Chinese innovations been over the last few centuries? There haven’t really been any. Tighten up security, enforce our military secrets with draconian strictness if need be and design them out of competitiveness. They are a patient people who play the long game. How about they play it in the dark?
How about gas heat (using bamboo pipes) to get the gas where it needed to be. Moveable type (carved wooden blocks) for printing charcters, Sun Tzus "the Art of War" , The "Junk " sailing vessel much better than any of the ships Columbus had. Ice Cream, Not only gun powder buts use in blasting as in mining and terra forming as well as ship sinking lmarine mines. The chinese are very smart we would do well not to under estimate them
January 8, 2014 at 4:24pm
As a graduate trained statistician I can say that one should take the finding of this study with a grain of salt. If you cherry-pick your data set, a researcher can link any piece of information to any type of causality.
first thing i learned in stat was "liars figure and figures lie"
Especially if the statistician is drinking with the pool.
Grain of salt....that's tequila. Cherry pick....sounds like a Shirley temple.
Causality: Because it's there.
January 3, 2014 at 2:52pm
Good question. That is a lot of premium game meat that could potentially go to waste. Some lib cities, though, have already banned donating hunted, non-government regulated food to shelters and other feeding charities for purely bogus reasons such as questionable salt and fat content, etc. I would be shocked if a hungry person would turn down a steamy plate of fresh venison over concerns that it might end up on their hips at the end of the day. The feds and big government types want to control the means of charity and sustenance.
January 1, 2014 at 9:08pm
I’ve low carb’d my way down from a fatty-fat-fatso 364 lbs to 225 lbs. I have about another 30-ish to go to get where I want. I messed up the maintenance part the first time I low carb’d and gained a bit back that I had to re-lose. Lessons well-learned, though. Light exercise and carb control has been a great combo for me.
December 25, 2013 at 1:46pm
Americans are the most charitable people in the world. Allow us to give and we do, without the insistance and demands from some state authority. We give because we can, sometimes when we truly can’t, but know it it the right thing to do as there are people worse off than us at the time. The flame of charity could truly spark to life if the government stopped penalizing people and businesses for their generosity, for not $1 of those donations, gifts or endowments are required.
Remove the cap for charitable deductions. Allow a 1:1 tax deduction for all charitable donations and We the People will redistribute our wealth as We see fit. And Americans will give. History shows it to be true.
But in DC, it’s all about control and almost nothing to do with charity. The Beltway Robberbarons will happily restribute your money, to whom they deem worthy…after their cut for the entitled bureaucracy, of course. For the politician, they see any charitable donation as a tax dodge and how dare people and businesses try to keep funds they have earned out of the public coffers. It seems there is always a need for 30 pieces of silver in DC.
December 18, 2013 at 5:48pm
The smart phone zombies are everywhere. The mall and grocery store has to be the worst, though. Those folks are walking head-on in full blinders mode. It does make for a fun game, though, if you’re feeling ornery. Just stop in your tracks right in front of them and see if they are awake enough to not plow into you and fall onto their butts. If they’re not gigantic freaks it can be a fun game and more of them get indignant than one might think. The only time I took honest expection to one of these folks was when a bike rider was riding and texting on the sidewalk and my wife had to dodge out of the way. He got grabbed and we had a conversation :) Good times.
December 18, 2013 at 1:27pm
Is that the same group that’s attacking the Chaplain Corps for not providing spiritiual outreach to the non-spiritual?
December 11, 2013 at 10:36pm
How about a little personal responsibility on his part? It’s one simple box to tick to turn off auto-complete. Rocket science, it ain’t. $60million of taxpayer dollars in relief for a case of the boo-hoos? No way! How about $20 for a box of tissues and a gallon of high quality ice cream so he can curl up on the couch and bemoan not bothering to actually learn the e-platform search engine he was using. Yeesh.