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re: Obama at 39 percent % approval, 55% disapprove, Gallup shows. - BigJim
[quote]For some reason, the economic recovery (which has been happening for over a year, really) is not helping the president[/quote] Huh? [link=(https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDcQFjAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bea.gov%2Fnational%2Fxls%2Fgdpchg...


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re: BESE joins suit against Jindal on Common Core - BigJim
[quote]Do Governors have the ability to make shite go away / ignore the laws like Obama? Be interesting to see what comes from this.[/quote] Very much agree. Putting aside pro/anti common core sentiments you have a clash between two constitutional bodies. BESE is in charge of education BUT J...


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BESE joins suit against Jindal on Common Core - BigJim
[link=(http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2014/07/bese_votes_to_join_common_core.html#incart_river)]2/3 of Jindal appointees agree to suit[/link] [quote]The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education took the highly unusual step Tuesday of voting to join a lawsuit against Gov. Bob...


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re: Gov't funding of Planned Parenthood; Conscientious Objector - BigJim
Hope you look good in orange....


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re: Michigan teacher wants to quit union--but can't - BigJim
[quote]But we have endless government bureaucracies at both the state and federal level that check that stuff. Do we need redundancy?[/quote] Oh lord no. But why would we expect any better efficiency from government on this front?...


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re: Michigan teacher wants to quit union--but can't - BigJim
[quote]But we have endless government bureaucracies at both the state and federal level that check that stuff. Do we need redundancy?[/quote] Oh lord no. But why would we expect any better efficiency from government on this front?...


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re: Michigan teacher wants to quit union--but can't - BigJim
[quote]When unions do their job they actually actively combat the rise in real wages! They do so by various means aimed at destroying the rise in the productivity of labor. They oppose the introduction of labor-saving machinery on the grounds that it causes unemployment. They oppose competit...


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re: Michigan teacher wants to quit union--but can't - BigJim
[quote]But, you miss the big picture. If any worker believes that the company is providing sub standard working conditions, THEY DON'T HAVE TO WORK THERE.[/quote] That's great in theory but not in practice. No one chooses a company based on how great their safety record is. You look at wages, h...


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re: Michigan teacher wants to quit union--but can't - BigJim
[quote]I'd honestly like you to expound upon that. What benefit can unions provide in today's world?[/quote] I am hardly pro-union, but I will give you my opinion on this: Unions are best when they are focusing on issues that affect all employees regardless of merit. For example, worker safet...


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re: Snake bites politician--- - BigJim
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re: Why do Republicans whine about Obama's vacation days? - BigJim
[quote]and yet its been shown in hearing after hearing that progressive groups were targeted for review just as much conservative groups and you still came to argue this because that little fact will never be mentioned anywhere in the bubble Republicans live in. [/quote] Hate to continue derailin...


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re: Why do Republicans whine about Obama's vacation days? - BigJim
[quote]Its just one part of the Zombie lies Republican tell for agenda driven propaganda WMDs [/quote] Huh? Still Bush's fault huh? We are talking about Obama here. [quote]Death Panels He's a Muslim Kenyan [/quote] I'll give you these. [quote]Never make the number of ACA signups needed...


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re: Why do Republicans whine about Obama's vacation days? - BigJim
[quote]It is stupid to complain about presidential vacation days regardless of who is in office. They're always working.[/quote] Agree. I have never criticized Obama over this....


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re: The most progressive president was easily the most alpha... - BigJim
[quote]Do you consider things you like conservative, and things you don't liberal? [/quote] Setting aside land for parks and refuges is, to me, the conservative approach to environmentalism. If you don't want something spoiled, buy it and protect it. WWF and the Sierra Club are very good at thi...


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re: The most progressive president was easily the most alpha... - BigJim
I can buy that he is the most badass (at least one of two). How is he the most progressive? Sure you are not thinking of the other Roosevelt? I'll give you trust busting; but otherwise he is a pretty energetic moderate. And I count the park system as conservative....


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re: What is th deal with the bad rap of WI Gov. Scott Walker? - BigJim
Dealt some heavy blows to unions, particularly teacher's unions with some education reforms. He is who I am rooting for right now....


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re: Jindal's explanation of why he is against Common Core - BigJim
[quote]Then, there will be only one solution left. Just like we now have with health insurance. Everybody is forced to come aboard. And the supremes have already said, you cannot opt out. Its a matter of national urgency. Just as education will be Be afraid, be very afraid[/quote] I could typ...


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re: US Never Apologized or Admitted Shooting Down Iran Air Plane in 1988 - BigJim
And your point is......


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re: Jindal's explanation of why he is against Common Core - BigJim
amen...


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re: This is why I'm against Common Core. - BigJim
[quote]Save up to send your kids to a private/parochial school that has good teachers and doesn't use common core. They will thank you later. Thee end.[/quote] I did read somewhere that slightly more than half of catholic schools use Common Core a standard as well. So there is that....


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Common Core: Smear campaign begins - BigJim
Conservative Columnist Quin Hillyer predicted this was coming. Now it has started in earnest. [link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/9796221-123/white-tells-bese-he-is)]Jindal launches character assasination campaign against White[/link] [quote]Smith cast her concerns in general terms — a posting...


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re: Jindal's explanation of why he is against Common Core - BigJim
CollegeFBRules: [quote]Bobby is talking out of both sides of his mouth, pulling a John Kerry because he is trying to shore up his conservative cred...which means nothing more than opposing Obama to win a nomination. I like a good bit of what Bobby has done for this state, but on this, frick him....


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Jindal's explanation of why he is against Common Core - BigJim
[link=(http://www.businessreport.com/7232014/Guest-column/Why-I-fight-for-local-control-of-education)]Guest Column in the Baton Rouge Business Report[/link] [quote]People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as Governor ...


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re: St George organizers fail to get enough signatures for Nov vote - BigJim
[quote]I checked around and yes, the city is going to sue to stop the incorporation. At first I was flabbergasted because this only turns people against the city-parish, but after given some of the reasons why I sort of understand. Apparently, the St. George politicians have been collecting mone...


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re: St George organizers fail to get enough signatures for Nov vote - BigJim
[quote]Are you seriously saying that we weren't dismissed from the legislature because we weren't a city? I've never heard ANYONE question that.[/quote] I am pretty sure I have posted that on here at least twice. Now you can choose not to believe me, which is totally fine since it's just my opin...


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re: Thomas the train is racist - BigJim
What do you think Thomas and his friends were transporting all this time... JEWS ...


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re: St George organizers fail to get enough signatures for Nov vote - BigJim
[quote]There's no legal requirement to be a city. The partisan democrats that voted against it will never support it. Never. Show me these swing voters in the legislature that said they only vote for districts if they are cities. [/quote] This. That was a good excuse to vote against the scho...


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re: What part of Common Core instructs students on HOW to solve math problems? - BigJim
[link=(http://m.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/confusing-math-homework-don-t-blame-the-common-core/360064/)]Good article on the difference between Common Core standards and curriculum[/link]...


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re: Ascension Parish teacher Dumas quote on common core - BigJim
[quote]I've never heard people so up in arms over curriculum, and I doubt most of the rabble rousers could even describe the structure of their children's current curriculum. However, I think you can have an opinion that is rational, has nothing to do with the curriculums merits and it can still be ...


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re: Dardenne: Jindal's approach"outrageous"- UPDATE Jindal getting sued - BigJim
UPDATE [link=(http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS0401/140722017/Lawsuit-filed-against-Gov-Bobby-Jindal-over-Common-Core)]Lawsuit filed against Jindal by parents, teachers and a charter school[/link] Added this in first post, but might be useful here too. ...


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