Photo credit: Stefano Corso All G Bitch has had to say about the Zimmerman verdict is in…
from 2006-2007, deep within the trenches ___ Photo credit: Sudhamshu 1. Do not give me Katrina-sized attitude…
The average cold lasts 5-7 days; the flu can leave you feeling dragged out for a couple of weeks….
In August, I met with a fellow public-school-privatization critic and was told that in a meeting with a charter school employee, my [actual] name was mentioned and I was labelled as somewhat dangerous-scandalous and a person no one should ever talk to, listen to, or read. I wish I could say it was a surprise but it wasn’t. Since 2006, once or twice a year, someone associated with TfA, KIPP, or other entities in the school privatization movement has dropped by to post an insult, a you-are-so-wrong or unfair! comment. None of them have stopped me, and none of them have disputed facts presented. The complaints are about my unfairness, my “tone,” my “blindness” to the “successes.”
The myth of the self-made man become hero-savior to save the black and brown children from their unionized teachers hides a whiff of white man’s burden. And economic exploitation. Millions of dollars of federal and state funds every year. Not enough supervision at any level. All fed by the myth that “business” has and can solve all problems and has the perfect model for all professions, industries, cultural institutions, etc. No matter how often you say it or how far you spread your proteges, it’s still not true.
People eating, people washing, people sleeping. People visiting, arguing, and screaming. People thrusting their hands through the taxi window, begging. People defecating and urinating. People clinging to buses. People herding animals. People, people, people, people. As we moved slowly through the mob, hand horn squawking, the dust, noise, heat, and cooking fires gave the scene a hellish aspect. Would we ever get to our hotel? All three of us were, frankly, frightened.
Democracy, Davis concluded, was at odds with effective population control and stability in Asia; the only political system for the continent’s mushrooming megacities was a “strong government that stands in contrast to the populace in skill as well as power…
The school did not have the facilities, teachers or technology to accommodate the 315 students the state approved them to accept. New Living Word was accepted in compliance with the state’s approval, which did not include site visits. Questions to the department and an email obtained by The News-Star support the department’s initial statements that it “left it up to the parents” to determine if a site met their needs.
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared July 1, 2011.
cross-posted at The G Bitch Spot
Bear attacks. Shootings. Stabbings. Airplane crashes. Rapes. A lot of rapes. Kidnappings and hostage situations. Random violence and planned lunacy or evil. Horrific child abductions. Serial killers. Leftist guerillas. I am addicted to “I Survived…” on Biography, sneaking in bits and chunks and back-to-back episodes when no one else is home. I call attackers “animals” outloud and curse them and cheer survivors and marvel that the man who survives a bear attack mourns the bear being killed “for safety reasons.” I cringe as women, in various states of physical distress and injury, do anything to save their children or quietly acquiesce to evil to stall for time, think a way out, or just not die right away. The common threads—I survived because I didn’t want my parents to have to bury me, I survived because God had a different plan for me/knew my work on earth wasn’t done, I survived because I stayed calm and alert, I survived because I didn’t want to die there, I survived because I didn’t want him/them/to win, I survived…I don’t know why, I just did.
Before you go… Sloganza(TM) 3 from B2 L2 on Vimeo.
Costas: Are you a pedophile?
First off, who would answer yes on national television when there’s a criminal case against him [and now about 10 more victims have come forward, though all are still under investigation].
cross-posted at The G Bitch Spot This is totally out of character for me but I love this…