"I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job."
— President Bush, quoted in the Lancaster New Era, during a private meeting with an Amish group.
So you used an out of context quote. The original quote was Bush talking to a religious crowd, about his religion.
What I find most interesting is that you use this 10 years later, 6 years after his term ended to do what? Slander Bush because he’s not involved in politics anymore? Is religion tied to a political party? Should our politicians not be religious? Does Bush think he’s divine?
I can’t answer these, and I’m not particularly religious, but if we’re swapping out of context religious quotes, I’ll misconstrude one as well.
"It was on those streets, in those neighborhoods, that I first heard God’s spirit beckon me. It was there that I felt called to a higher purpose — His purpose." -Barack Obama February 6, 2009.
the talons are sharp
just like the justice of america
for that extra grip…
According to New Hampshire Employment Security, New Hampshire’s unemployment rate is now below 5%. The January 2014 unemployment rate is 4.9%. For months now, New Hampshire has had the 2nd lowest unemployment rate in the East. The only Eastern state with an unemployment rate lower than New Hampshire is border state Vermont, which scores low on liberty metrics. See more detailed New Hampshire employment data at New Hampshire Freedom.
New Hampshire’s unemployment rate is now below 5%. That means it’s at 2008 levels! Looking for a new or better job in New Hampshire?
About 11,000 charter-school students and their parents descended on the state capitol building in Albany on Tuesday to protest New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to block two new charter schools from opening next year and to halt the expansion of a third.
De Blasio will allow 16 other charter schools to move forward with their plans to open next year. So what does he have against these three schools in particular? The answer: He’s settling an old political score on behalf of his cronies in the teachers union.
The three schools sunk by the mayor are part of Success Academy, a charter network that posts exceptional test scoresand had five applicants for every opening last year. “You’re stopping one of the best charter schools with the highest grades,” says Dyreeta Donahue, whose child attends a Success Academy school. “That just doesn’t make sense. If the school was failing, then I would understand.”
But Success Academy happens to be run by a former politician named Eva Moskowitz, who made enemies with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) during her tenure as chair of New York City Council’s education committee.
In November 2003, Moskowitz held a multi-day hearing on how union contracts imposed inane work rules on public schools and made it nearly impossible for principals to fire bad teachers. At the hearings she went toe to toe with one of the most powerful political figures in the city, UFT President Randi Weingarten.
During her testimony, Weingarten was flanked by the head of New York City’s Central Labor Council, Brian McLaughlin, who would later go to prison for embezzlement. McLaughlin told New York’s Daily News that he showed up because he “wanted to remind the city council members that the entire labor movement in the city is watching them.”
They got the message. Bill de Blasio, at the time a member of the city council, did what he could to distance himself from Moskowitz during the hearing. When a group of witnesses spoke about how the UFT contract made it difficult to remove bad teachers, de Blasio was dismissive. “I served in the Clinton administration, so I know what spin looks like when I see it,” de Blasio said. “And this is spin.”
Two years later, when Moskowitz ran for Manhattan borough president, Weingarten and the teachers unioncampaigned against her. Moskowitz lost the election, which (for the time being at least) ended her career in politics.
During a public forum held on May 11, 2013, which was hosted by the UFT, de Blasio told the audience: “It’s time for Eva Moskowitz to stop having the run of the place…. She has to stop being tolerated, enabled, supported.”
Now that he’s the mayor, de Blasio is doing what he can to please the teachers union and undermine Eva Moskowitz’s schools—even if it means taking away the opportunities for thousands of kids to get a better education.
#CommonCore , how does it work? And what the hell are “hidden partners?”
What the fucking fuck?
Thats a bad example….
There’s a little test that I run in my mind in cases like this. I ask myself: If I owned a convenience store, would I feel good about having this person manage it for me when I was out of town for a week?
I applied my test to the entire assemblage of impressive-looking people at this event. There was only one person that passed, and that man was a Dutch journalist, not involved with the UN or any of its orbiting NGOs.
As best I could tell, nearly every person at this event was someone making a living from global warming, or some official’s son, daughter, brother-in-law, or cousin. I found none that had any real substance. They were flying first class, staying at magnificent hotels, eating in the finest restaurants, and, as I later learned, hiring the best local prostitutes. And they were doing it all on some government’s tab.
In the End
My thoughts while walking away from these meetings were these:
If, tomorrow, new research emerged, proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that global warming was false, these people would not be ashamed. Rather, they’d stand up, look around at each other, and say, “Well, what should we do next?”
Leonard Mason Smith, 86, a veteran of World War II and Korea and longtime resident of Pine Island, Florida passed away on November 27th, 2013.
"Leonard Smith was a very private man. If you wanted to know his cause of death, he would have told you that it was none of your business.
Leonard Smith hated pointless bureaucracy, thoughtless inefficiency and bad ideas born of good intentions. He loved his wife, admired and respected his children and liked just about every dog he ever met. He will be greatly missed by those he loved and those who loved him. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you cancel your subscription to The New York Times.
Leonard Smith would have thought that this obituary was about three paragraphs too long.”