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A 63 year old woman is violently attacked by someone coming out of a Planned Parenthood clinic. If PP responds at all, they'll pull out their usual, "this is one bad apple that doesn't represent us, blah, blah, blah," response. Just as they do EVERY time a bad apple is found in the barrel. Of course, that's if they respond at all. (Admittedly, we don't know what this woman's relationship is, if any, to PP)Well, the good news is it appears that Planned Parenthood actually called an ambulance this time when the abortion was botched.
But this hardly brings an end to an ugly, ugly story as this piece points out. If the rape itself wasn't ugly enough, the behavior surrounding it was hideous. What kind of monsters are people raising who would take pictures of, text and gossip about something like this when not doing whatever they could to bring those responsible to justice? And yes, it's obvious the community(at least key members of it) but football above justice in the case.
And then there is this:
The two broke down in tears after a Juvenile Court judge delivered his verdict. They later apologized to the victim and the community, Richmond struggling to speak through his sobs.
"My life is over," he said as he collapsed in the arms of his lawyer.
Wait...his life is over? How about the vicitm, who was subjected to a level of humiliation most people can't even imagine.
So went an infantile post to my blog post about the Green Bay School District trying to stack tomorrow night's school board meeting with voucher opponents (he wrote body when I believe he meant buddy) Here's his post:
dingler1 • a day ago
So, what's the difference between today's record high Dow and 2007's record high Dow? That would be the economy, stupid:
Make sure to read the whole article. Is the intent to scare you? No, but a little context might make you re-think whether the current market exuberance is rational.
Obviously this raises the presidential speculation for Walker. It's hard to imagine any other office than the Oval Office that would take him from being Governor of Wisconsin. Tammy Baldwin's Senate Seat isn't up until 2018, the same year he'd be up for re-election if he did complete a second term. Or it could be as simple as Walker not wanting to lock himself in; a cabinet position with a victorious Republican in 2016 is also possible, as are a number of other possible career moves.
I think Walker is being completely honest; it depends on how much he accomplishes and how long it takes him to accomplish it.
A bit of a Saturday afternoon diversion: a Disney Parody...
The Green Bay School District sent a "scare the crap out of you" email to district residents Friday, hoping to pack Monday's Board meeting with voucher opponents. I plan to hit this hard on the air Monday, urging voucher supporters to attend as well. But I urge voucher supporters in the Green Bay area to share this with as many people possible. Please share it with those you know will be willing to attend and support vouchers Monday night:
March 15, 2013
The Board of Education would like to hear from you regarding the governor’s proposed 2013-15 budget.
As the leaders of the Green Bay Area Public Schools, we want you to be aware of the devastating effects Governor Scott Walker’s 2013-15 budget will have on our excellent school system. The budget expands vouchers to our district and yet gives us a 0% increase in spending authority. This means there will be no additional resources for public school students but a 10-24% increase to the voucher program.
What does expanding the Milwaukee/Racine voucher program to Green Bay mean for Green Bay? The voucher formula decreases funding for public school students and increases property taxes. If 200 students choose vouchers to attend private schools, it will cost Green Bay Area taxpayers an extra $1.2 million in the first year and, in addition, will decrease the funds available for each student choosing to stay in our district. As the governor’s voucher plan spreads and grows, property taxes will continue to increase. Last year, Milwaukee taxpayers paid an extra $55 million in property taxes due to the voucher program.
The governor bases his recommendation for vouchers on the new state report cards. He uses only one year of data to declare schools as “failing.” The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has called the first year of the school report cards a “pilot year,” and because the report cards are new, the grading calculations need to be further refined. Legislators of both parties also have said the one-year-old report cards should not be used to draw long-term conclusions about the performance of schools.
Because of the serious negative impact of vouchers on our community, legislators from both parties have asked that the expansion of vouchers be considered as separate legislation. They join us in recognizing that parents and other taxpayers are owed the opportunity to weigh in on a proposal that would harm public schools and neighborhoods, and increase property taxes.
Our second concern is the 0% increase in public school funding, alongside a 10-24% increase in funding for the voucher program. Legislators from both parties were asking for a $200 per student increase, but public schools instead received a zero percent increase, which will create a $5 million to $6 million budget deficit in our district. Underfunding public education makes it difficult for us, and other districts across Wisconsin, to keep our quality programs.
We are asking legislators to give public schools a funding increase that would allow us to continue to provide students with the quality education they deserve.
In conclusion, we ask you to voice your concerns to us, either at our Board meeting on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office Building, 200 S. Broadway, or through e-mail at email@example.com. In addition, we ask that you join with us in fighting for our strong public school system and against the two devastating proposals in Governor Scott Walker’s 2013-15 budget. You can do this by contacting your Assembly representative, state senator and the governor at http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/waml.aspx or toll-free at 1-800-362-9472. You can also talk with your friends, family members, and neighbors. With your help, we can keep our public schools strong, provide a 21st century education for all our students, and create the community leaders of tomorrow.
Brenda Warren, President Michelle S. Langenfeld, Ed.D.
Board of Education Superintendent of Schools and Learning
Katie Maloney, Vice-President Mike Blecha, Legislative Liaison
Christopher Wagner, Treasurer Andrew Becker, Trustee
Celestine Jeffreys, Clerk Mary Frantz, Trustee
I have to admit...this is an impressive effort. Whether it's an accurate depiction or not of Rockford is certainly open to debate. But taking a negative and going with it is always a good idea.
And this is kind of tough for me to figure. Here's Van Hollen's rationale:
"We asked for a stay because of our concern that municipal employers and others would misconstrue Judge Colas' order as something that would prevent them from following Act 10," Van Hollen said in the release. "While the Court of Appeals denied our motion for a stay, it also was very clear that Judge Colas' order does not have statewide application and does not apply to any non-parties."
Actually, that's not clear to everyone and school districts and municipalities around the state are considering ignoring Act 10 and returning to previous relationship with public employee unions. It hasn't happened yet, but the longer this case lingers, the more likely that possibility is.
Ultimately this case will be decided on its merits before the State Supreme Court, which makes the April 2nd election between incumbent conservative Justice Pat Roggensack and liberal Ed Fallone so critical.
Bizarre, because I don't know how to take this. It would seem to be a self-jab at his own Armegeddon predictions of the sequester's impact. But it seems to be delivered in a very mean-spirited fashion, not self deprecating at all. So, I'm not sure how to take this...
It's soooooooo important to the left to believe that the TPM was NOT grass roots. So a screen shot from 2002 is a smoking gun? I'm guessing TEA stood for Taxed Enough Already. That has been adopted by the movement, but as sane people know, the movement started here:
As for the "eerily similar" origins of the 1990's...why did it lie dormant for nearly 20 years?