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Did they eat asparagus first? Colbert last nite RE: Russian hotel and Trump

I almost fell off the couch !!! Pee hotel from Steele Dossier..
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Sat Mar 3, 2018, 06:31 PM (4 replies)

Kansas man defends hurling racial slurs and saliva at preschooler: 'It's OK, I'm a fireman!'

Kansas man defends hurling racial slurs and saliva at preschooler: 'It's OK, I'm a fireman!'

Few things ruin a fun night faster than racism. One Kansas family found that out the hard way while celebrating a loved one’s birthday with a couple dozen people in a crowded Overland Park, Kansas Hooters restaurant earlier this week. One of the youngest partygoers wandered away from the group, as little ones sometimes do; when his grown-ups came to collect him, they reportedly encountered a vocal and unapologetic bigot.

“He basically said get that little ‘blank’ up off the floor,” (one) witness recounted. “The n-word started to get thrown around.”

He said he saw a child wander away from his family and, when the family member came to retrieve the preschool-aged kid, is when another customer used a racial slur and spat at the child.

He thought a physical altercation would follow, but instead police were called to the restaurant.

Kudos to this kid’s adults for calling the cops instead of cold-cocking this dude. But once police arrived, things took an appalling turn when the man allegedly tried to justify his racism by invoking his chosen career.

“I didn’t catch what the officer said to him, but his immediate response was ‘It’s ok, I’m a fireman,’ like that was supposed to blanket cover everything for him,” the witness said.

Apparently, that blanket has some holes; according to local law enforcement, being a firefighter does not grant one the right to spit on children and call them niggers, despite the unnamed first responder’s assertion.

Overland Park police have since handed over the case to the district attorney, with the recommendation that he face criminal charges.
Friday, Mar 2, 2018 · 7:14:31 PM CST · JessicaSutherland

Confirmed: charges are coming.

Overland Park police said Friday that the suspect, who was not named, will be charged.

Sgt. John Lacy, a police spokesman, confirmed the suspect is a first responder. Though he did not say which agency the suspect works for, he said the person did not work in Kansas.

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Sat Mar 3, 2018, 02:53 PM (14 replies)

Question for Sarah 3 Names "Hey, we saw pictures of you walking with Hope Hicks..You gonna be next?"

Sarah 3 Names blabbing on TV again...I wish to God one of the reporters would ask her "Hey, we saw pictures of you walking with Hope Hicks...You gonna be next?"

Why do they even dignify these as press conferences?
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Thu Mar 1, 2018, 02:59 PM (12 replies)

Two Pussy Riot members are missing...hold a good thought for these magnificent ladies...PLEASE

Pussy Riot Feb 27th

Two Pussy Riot members are missing. Olya Borisova & Sasha Sofeev disappeared in Crimea yesterday.

FSB detained them several times. Yesterday cops broke their phones and computers. We can not reach out to them.

We don't know what has happened to them.

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Wed Feb 28, 2018, 05:33 PM (7 replies)

I spent Xmas after Sandy Hook at WalMart and Fleet Farm protesting the sale of machine guns...

The Xmas after Sandy Hook we spent the day at Fleet Farm and Walmart protesting quietly the sales of the machine guns. Nothing happened. All these years later, I am pleased the young kids have stopped Dick's Sptg. Goods...BRAVO....
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:20 AM (13 replies)

"153 hours in two weeks with very little sleep." My Assembly woman's fight in Wisconsin...

Over here in Wisconsin, Republican legislators have been pushing bills thru at breakneck speed for Walker and his henchmen...so they may wrap up 2018 in 2 months to concentrate on stealing more elections.

My rep, Katrina Shankland said she worked 153 hours in two weeks and with very little sleep...she and our DEMs are magnificent fighting for us against impossible headwinds. 2018 better help us catch some of that blue wave.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Tue Feb 27, 2018, 05:47 PM (0 replies)

Trump knows somethin bigger than Hope Hicks's testimony is happenin soon..

Take note that Trump, who has the attention span of a mosquito on meth, spent a solid hour this mornin’ tweetin’ about the Mueller investigation. Tea Pain suspects Trump knows somethin’ bigger than Hope Hicks’s testimony is happenin’ soon..

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:11 AM (5 replies)

Don Jr...here's what's amazing. When Mueller takes you & your brother-in-law away in chains..

Don Jr—here’s what’s amazing. When Mueller takes you & your brother-in-law away in chains, & then he offers your dad this deal- “Resign the presidency now & we’ll let Don Jr & Jared go”- you’re going to find out what a sociopath your father is as he throws his own son under the bus....

Michael Moore after another AMAZING snark tweet from Snotty Donnie Junior.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Tue Feb 27, 2018, 09:53 AM (3 replies)

Failing Charter Schools Are Converting Into Private Schools

Failing Charter Schools Are Converting Into Private Schools–

–and Using Voucher Programs to Thrive on the Public Dime


Two key factors underlie these conversions. The number of voucher and voucher-like programs across the country has more than tripled over the past decade from 16 to 53. And charter schools, which became popular as a way to spur educational innovation with reduced regulation, have increasingly faced more stringent oversight. Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform and a longtime supporter of charter schools, lamented in a recent op-ed that increased government regulation is turning them into “bureaucratic, risk-averse organizations fixated on process over experimentation.”

“Why not just be a private school if the kids qualify for the scholarships?” said Christopher Norwood, a consultant for the Orange Park school, in an interview. “With 90 percent fewer regulations, schools can be independent and free, and just deal with the students.”

As private schools, the ex-charters are less accountable both to the government and the public. It can be nearly impossible to find out how well some of them are performing. About half of the voucher and voucher-like programs in the country require academic assessments of their students, but few states publish the complete test results, or use that data to hold schools accountable.

While most states have provisions for closing low-quality charter schools, few, if any, have the power to shut down low-performing voucher schools.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Feb 26, 2018, 12:11 PM (1 replies)

Private Schools Promised Me Opportunity. Instead, I Got Classism..

Private Schools Promised Me Opportunity. Instead, I Got Classism..


In the classroom, we acted according to our status: The rich kids asked for attention, while I tried to be obedient. Research shows that’s typical: An Indiana University study concluded that social class leads to differences in how parents tell their kids to navigate school. More affluent parents tell their kids to ask questions and actively seek attention, while working class parents tell their kids that asking for extra help is disrespectful. And so, the divide between the haves and have-nots is multiplied.

This divide makes the current administration’s emphasis on “school choice” a hard sell. President Trump’s budget called for a $250 million increase in voucher programs, which would pay for more students to attend private schools. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has not provided many additional details, but she is an outspoken advocate for school choice programs, arguing that it focuses on the needs of the individual child. But more often than not, sending students to schools with more resources simply means they’re attending schools that are whiter and wealthier. And that comes with a culture shock.

A study by the Department of Education showed that test scores fell when students moved from public to private schools. Though there are a number of potential causes for the drop in performance, researchers suspect that the different behavioral expectations—just like the ones that plagued me—play the biggest role. And it doesn’t help that teachers have lower expectations for students of color and students from disadvantaged backgrounds—those expectations actually play a bigger role in student outcomes than a student’s own motivation or effort.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Feb 26, 2018, 12:08 PM (1 replies)
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