Senate Republicans circulated a list of 202 schools that they estimated would currently meet the definition of a failing school under the bill. However the list is not official. Sibley said he could not comment on the accuracy of the list.-Montg'y Adv.
North Dakota Senate Passes Personhood Bill
The state successfully passed yet another restrictive, Supreme Court-baiting antiabortion measure, this time voting to define a “person” as “an individual member of the species homo sapiens at every stage of development” — including human embryos.--Salon.com
Email Directs Teachers To Delete Bad Grades at Tennessee Virtual Academy
At the center of the controversy is the Tennessee Virtual Academy -- a for-profit, online public school that Republican lawmakers touted as a way to improve education in Tennessee. Two years ago, state lawmakers voted to let K12 Inc. open the school, using millions of taxpayer dollars.
Having read my posts for the past five years, can you believe I am managing a store for the (Roman Catholic) St. Vincent de Paul Society? This is the one thing the Church does that I truly believe in and I love merchandising anyway.
Kick the can down the field, and hope a Democrat comes along to deal with it.
"I look at the Palestinians as not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel...So what you do is, you move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability, but you recognize that this is going to remain an unsolved problem...and we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it."
Mitt Romney, asked about solving "the Palestinian problem"
And youpeople thought she didn't understand hardship.
But he invested Mitt’s birthday money year to year — it wasn’t much, a few thousand, but he put it into American Motors because he believed in himself. Five years later, stock that had been $6 a share was $96 and Mitt cashed it so we could live and pay for education.” Ann Romney
Legislator Pulls Gun In Road Rage Incident
This was in Washington state ... not Alabama.
A Spokane Valley legislator pulled a gun during a confrontation with another motorist last November in what police reports describe as a road rage incident. He was cited for two violations of state firearms law.
This guy's gun wasn't loaded, which is probably a good thing. But it illustrates how readily the presence of a gun can kick disputes up to the next level. Even when supposedly level-headed people like legislators are the ones with the gun.