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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:22 AM

Dear Mrs. Romney, SHUT THE HELL UP

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SAT OCT 27, 2012 AT 09:57 PM PDT


Dear Mrs. Romney, SHUT THE HELL UP

I am one of those horrible public school teachers you and your husband and your party see as "the enemy". I started teaching in 1995 at a K-12 public, community school (one of only about six in Tennessee).

We need to talk, so please walk with me over the oh-so-French fleur de lis-looking scrolly thing...

First of all, for some reference, let's have a linky to the stinking pile of crap that you unloaded on Good Housekeeping. As a former local new reporter who suffered through an interview with Bill Frist in his dumbass American flag tie, let me tell you, you should RIGHT NOW thank the journalism gods that I didn't do this interview because I'm so fed up with lying pols, I would have ripped into you like Hurricane Sandy, but that's for another day.

Let's talk about THIS comment:

I've been a First Lady of the State. I have seen what happens to people's lives if they don't get a proper education. And we know the answers to that. The charter schools have provided the answers. The teachers' unions are preventing those things from happening, from bringing real change to our educational system. We need to throw out the system.


Where to begin, where to begin...I'll start with the first line

As a First Lady of the State, please tell me how that had to do with actually setting foot in a classroom? Have you taught a non-nanny-cared-for kid how to read? Have you taught an ELL kid how to structure a sentence in English? How many kids have you tutored to take the ACT? Then SHUT THE HELL UP.

the rest:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/27/1147755/-Ann-Romney-Throw-out-the-American-public-education-system

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Reply Dear Mrs. Romney, SHUT THE HELL UP (Original post)
kpete Oct 2012 OP
SingleSeatBiggerMeat Oct 2012 #1
Cosmocat Oct 2012 #6
Lilyeye Oct 2012 #10
HockeyMom Oct 2012 #2
bluemarkers Oct 2012 #11
Sekhmets Daughter Oct 2012 #18
PA Democrat Oct 2012 #66
bluemarkers Oct 2012 #67
Frustratedlady Oct 2012 #25
jwirr Oct 2012 #33
pacalo Oct 2012 #3
leftyohiolib Oct 2012 #9
bluethruandthru Oct 2012 #23
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #52
SHRED Oct 2012 #4
12AngryBorneoWildmen Oct 2012 #17
Frustratedlady Oct 2012 #5
savebigbird Oct 2012 #14
reformist2 Oct 2012 #16
savebigbird Oct 2012 #44
reformist2 Oct 2012 #56
savebigbird Oct 2012 #60
momsrule Oct 2012 #7
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #8
Brigid Oct 2012 #12
12AngryBorneoWildmen Oct 2012 #21
Brigid Oct 2012 #40
Freddie Oct 2012 #13
reformist2 Oct 2012 #22
HockeyMom Oct 2012 #31
reformist2 Oct 2012 #32
RebelOne Oct 2012 #39
savebigbird Oct 2012 #46
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #50
HockeyMom Oct 2012 #62
Frustratedlady Oct 2012 #29
reformist2 Oct 2012 #15
goclark Oct 2012 #19
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #20
jdsunflower Oct 2012 #24
MADem Oct 2012 #26
lunatica Oct 2012 #27
savebigbird Oct 2012 #48
Thor_MN Oct 2012 #28
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #49
Thor_MN Oct 2012 #57
Gabi Hayes Oct 2012 #30
Sunlei Oct 2012 #34
spiderpig Oct 2012 #35
Wait Wut Oct 2012 #36
Gabi Hayes Oct 2012 #37
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #47
riderinthestorm Oct 2012 #38
Jellybeanz Oct 2012 #41
Jellybeanz Oct 2012 #42
proud2BlibKansan Oct 2012 #43
savebigbird Oct 2012 #51
progressivebydesign Oct 2012 #45
jsr Oct 2012 #53
MichiganVote Oct 2012 #54
Brigid Oct 2012 #58
savebigbird Oct 2012 #64
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #55
jimlup Oct 2012 #59
spooky3 Oct 2012 #61
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2012 #63
HiPointDem Oct 2012 #65

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:32 AM

1. She Is Such An Insular Asshole.....

I am still furious about her "Mormom-missions-are-just-like-the-military" bullshit last week.

Just an awful person.

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Response to SingleSeatBiggerMeat (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:49 AM

6. I am tired of the media taking such a hands off approach with her

Michelle Obama made one statement about being proud of the country, and the republicans jumped all over her head, and the media piled out.

This shrill dipstick has said a half dozen things that if she were a D, would get the same treatment, but because she is a republican, she gets the hands off treatment.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:11 AM

10. Michelle Obama would have never been able to

get away with all of the crap Ann Romney has said this election year. They were calling her an angry militant over much little in 2008. Yet Ann has shown her anger and snottiness so many times and has never been called out for it like Michelle was over that "proud" remark.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:45 AM

2. What Charter, or Private, or Parochial

school is going to take an LD, ADHD, Autistic, etc., child? Are vouchers going to pay for the extra staff required for these kids? No way in hell.

Under the Republicans plan, they will be put back in state run institutions if Mommy and Daddy cannot keep them at home and educate/care for them.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:18 AM

11. Amen!!!!!

A coworker has a severely autistic son - voting for rmoney!! why, because Obama is black!! oh, but she likes the black janitor at work, so she's not racist....

(In some ways I'd love for these people to get what they deserve, but then I'd get stuck with it too)

The energy level needed not to b*tch slap some of the people is tremendous.

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Response to bluemarkers (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:28 AM

18. Thanks for so clearly stating exactly what I think and feel!

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Response to bluemarkers (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 07:56 AM

66. She needs to look at what Rmoney plans to do to Medicaid

which many adults with autism use as their sole source of health insurance.

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #66)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:21 AM

67. they are brainwashed!

It is incredible. One friend has MS and husband just diagnosed with Alheizmers but have already voted for RR!!!!!! QueenAnn understands because she has it blah blah blah

omg

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:55 AM

25. Those children can go sit with those with pre-existing conditions, as they are also going to be out

in the cold. I guess there will be a majority of women there, as well.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:19 AM

33. Bingo. And what no one says is that this is the basis for the error in stats when it comes to school

performance. Everyone is tested in the public school system while those schools that refuse to take these children have only regular students in their testing. Apples and Oranges.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:47 AM

3. OMG. Ann Robme's answers could have been written by The Onion!

This is the best diary I've read in awhile. There's no question that both Robmes are clueless, shallow elitists who have no business dealing with the public. They need to be chauffeured back into their rich-societal bubble pronto.

Edited to add my favorite comment from Queen Robme's Good Housekeeping interview:

(Five) things that are simple for people to understand: One is to get rid of regulation; one is to start using our natural resources; one is to turn to human capital, which is education, and get that working again; and...oh, I'm not sure on the last two! (Laughs)


The GH writer follows up, too!

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Response to pacalo (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:04 AM

9. the last two were this 4. ignore everything i said 5. ignore me

5 was originally much more harsh but it would have been hidden

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Response to pacalo (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:39 AM

23. "Five things that are simple for people to understand"????? Except YOU mrs. Rmoney!

She's just parroting what she's heard from her chameleon husband...but she doesn't understand what she's talking about!
Get rid of regulation - Really? All regulations, or just the ones that stop rich people from making even more money no matter what the cost to the environment, workers, etc.?
START using our natural resources - Is that code for drilling anywhere and everywhere for oil and hope that Americans won't ever get the fact that unless we nationalize our oil...the only ones who profit from increased drilling are the oil companies. WE don't get a damn thing out of their sucking the resources out of our country!
Gawd, she's a typical empty headed republican parrot!

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Response to pacalo (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:09 PM

52. She did not say that? Did she REALLY? That wasn't from the Onion?

"get rid of regulation?" Oh, so that millions of people will die in small earthquakes because we didn't regulate the building of their homes? Or maybe we all choke to death from pollution?

Use our natural resources = DRILL off the California coast, strip mining, and fracking.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:47 AM

4. She is an all caps "B" word, a wretched excuse for a human

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Response to SHRED (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:23 AM

17. Stupid SHRED

You forget. At the beginning of all this, Princess Ann informed all of us that "It's Our Turn."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:48 AM

5. Teachers across the nation should rise in protest to these ignorant remarks from Queen Ann.

The Republican party is so focused on getting rid of the public schools so they can wipe out the union and their friends can set up charter schools (funded by the US govt., of course). The last thing they care about is the kids.

Privatizing schools, prisons, utilities...whatever they can get their greedy little hands on...is on the list beside Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

She's just repeating what she's heard in those dinner parties for the elite and deserving friends of hers.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:52 AM

14. Controlling schools

also makes it really easy to snow future voters into voting republican.

The republican party and extreme right-ers are willing to sell out our children. They must be stopped from doing this. Future generations deserve to have a quality education.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:14 AM

16. Yep. If they get a hold of it, they are going to Wal-Mart-ize public education.


Non-union teachers, untrained teachers, maybe even pre-recorded teachers.... and 50 students to a classroom.

What do they care - all their kids go to private schools anyway.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:01 PM

44. Pre-recorded teachers

are already a big thing in public and charter education. Just look at all the online schooling they're promoting. They're convinving parents that you can replace personal attention and character education with a computer no matter how young the child.

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Response to savebigbird (Reply #44)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:40 PM

56. How can they be so cold - it's just common sense that live, personal interaction has to matter!


I was a very good student, but even I needed the enthusiasm, encouragement, and occasional prodding by my teachers, right there in front of me.

It's so obvious these people don't give a shit about public education - and by extension, 90% of the entire country. All they care about is pushing down the cost of their property taxes.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #56)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:14 PM

60. I just wish

that policy makers would put children first in every decision they make with regards to education. They deserve a balanced, well-rounded education.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:55 AM

7. About public school education...

Ann, you wouldn't survive wih a D in my sons advanced physics class in public school. By the way, my son is the teacher whose wages are very modest, but has decent health insurance thanks to his union. Ann, dear, there is so much you don't know about the real world!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:55 AM

8. IgnorAnnus strikes again

One of the many things I won't miss starting Nov. 7.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:31 AM

12. Amazing article.

God, the woman(Ann, of course) makes me absolutely ill. I just can't imagine enduring her after four wonderful years of Michelle Obama. But be sure to read the comments; they're well worth the time.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:33 AM

21. Are there comments in GH or just DK?

Couldn't find them for the original. I love da' Cubs, too, but Joe Ricketts is part owner and I'm so confused.

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Response to 12AngryBorneoWildmen (Reply #21)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:32 AM

40. They're Kos comments.

They're worth reading. As for the Cubbies and Ricketts, I'm confused too. It must be kind of like being a Yankees fan and having to deal with George Steinbrenner.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:36 AM

13. There's quite a few Republican teachers too

I work at a PA public school.
Why??!!! Can't they see that the good pay and benefits and professional respect are all because of the union??!! That if Repugs had their way teachers would make $10/hr. like female Repugs, I can't wrap my head around it.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:35 AM

22. What do they make at the non-union charter schools?

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:15 AM

31. $25,000 for a teacher

with BA and 5 years experience (!!!) and in school 12 hour days. TA, with Associates Degree, $8/hour for 6 hour day. When they cannot find staff to work for those wages, they lower their educational requirements, not raise the salaries. We have seen this. One charter was shut down years ago for hiring teachers with only HS diplomas and TA's without even that. I won't go into the SANITARY conditions at that Charter. They didn't hire janitors. Yes, it was shut down by the State. This charter was on LI about 50 miles from NYC.

Profits, profits, PROFITS!!!!

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #31)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:18 AM

32. That is so disgusting and wrong.


When are parents going to wake up and realize what charter schools are all about?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #31)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:48 AM

39. Wrong. My daughter is a teacher in a charter middle school in South Florida.

And she makes a hell of a lot more than $25,000. She has a BA and is working in her masters. She has about 5 years experience. She does not work 12-hour days, only 8-hour days.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #39)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:03 PM

46. She's lucky!

There are no regulations on charter school pay. They vary from school to school. Your daughter is very lucky to be earning a fair, living wage. I know there are many charter school teachers who don't.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #39)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:06 PM

50. Charter schools generally underperform, and close down due to corruption. nt

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #50)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:29 PM

62. Charter school in Miami

Got rated F 2 years in a row. The principal complained that was because all they were getting were D and F students from public schools!

Hello, if your kid was getting A's and B's why the hell would you want to switch them to a charter school? This principal must have flunked LOGIC.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:10 AM

29. You miss one point...your good pay comes from taxes.

If they didn't have to pay those taxes, they would have that much more money in their pockets. Your salary may be good, but your class size needs to be larger...you should be teaching twice as many children, you greedy person, you! Without the unions, they will be able to do SO much more to our public schools, like close them. They have friends and corporate contributors who would love to get their hands on all the children in the US (except for those requiring special care) set up charter schools and charge by the head. Those children will be taught the Republican curriculum, be able to pray in school and, those who don't adhere to their policies, will be sent to the contract jails and/or prisons until they learn to conform.

Honestly, you just don't get it!


I hear ya. Our family has many teachers and they are all upset and have been for quite a while. Goodness will prevail. Gotta believe that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:11 AM

15. Massachusetts already had great schools before the Romneys... they did nothing.


And to top it all off, if everyone in Massachusetts is so smart now thanks to Mitt and Ann, how come they are overwhelmingly voting for Obama???

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:29 AM

19. she is way over the top

Msmoneygrabbingomoney needs 2 shut the f up.
All she wants to do is get Her buddies $$$$$$$$$$
off of charters and spit on public schools and unions.





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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:31 AM

20. She ALSO said we have to "Just Say No" to "all regulations"!!!! This woman is one sick piece of

excrement.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:45 AM

24. worse than W Bush"s stepford wife, though not bright enough to be sneaky at least there's that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:56 AM

26. I've been First Lady of A State? REEEEAAALLLLLY?

She didn't do SHIT the whole time she was first lady of "a" state.

Notice how none of 'em will dare say MASSACHUSETTS? Money Boo Boo says "my" state, Queen Ann says "a" state. No one says The Frigging Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Why?

Because if they start saying the name, people from "this" state will start talking about how much they SUCKED in their roles. Money Boo Boo left his job--and didn't run for reelection--with Dubya-like approval numbers. He -- what's the phrase?--STUNK ON ICE in his job. He was the Worst. Governor. Ever. The only reason he didn't destroy the state is because he had no power, the "weak governor" model (like TX) is what saved the Commonwealth residents (the actual ones, not the carpetbagger governor and his creepy bride).

The legislature ran Massachusetts during his tenure. They laughingly called him "Governor No." He'd veto, they'd deliver unto him a middle finger, and they'd override his pissy little veto. That's how a bill became law in Money Boo Boo's Massachusetts!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:59 AM

27. I think she should be encouraged to keep speaking

Often and a lot.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #27)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:05 PM

48. And publicly, too!

Just keep talking, my dear, just keep talking...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:02 AM

28. Beyond hiring someone to do it, exactly what does Queen Ann know about Housekeeping?

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #28)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:05 PM

49. She thought it was an interview with "Good Housekeepers"

so she was looking forward to talking about The Help.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #49)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:54 PM

57. LOL!!!

Nicely done.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:26 AM

34. ohh that Mrs.R,Barn 'B' attitude grates on the nerves in the real world

Mrs. Romney lumps up teachers and stall muckers into her disposable hired help basket.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:29 AM

35. As I stated on another thread, Ann Romney is a horrible person.

I've never seen one quote from her that would make me like her in the least.

Entitled, dense, bigoted...oh, you know where I'm going.

But then she married Mittens.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:31 AM

36. No. Charter schools are not the 'answer'.

Yes, there are situations when I think a charter school may be best for some students. My son probably would have benefitted. He had a hard time in public schools up until high school and I couldn't afford a private school. A friend's daughter went to a charter school after having a horrible time in public school and now she's working towards her college degree. However, she went to an exceptional charter. There needs to be more oversight at charters to ensure that all charters produce what they promise.

BUT!!!

What Ann is suggesting is eliminating public schools. How about we address the problems with public schools such as overcrowding, out-of-date curriculum, poor nutrition, too few teachers, bored students AND teachers and lack of interest from parents? No. It's easier to blame the unions. It is fiscally impossible to expect charter schools to take the load of all public schools and it is completely unnecessary. We need to even the playing field and make sure that the urban schools are receiving the same attention as the suburban schools. Public schools still offer more than a charter in many ways. Diversity in curriculum, extracurricular activities (let's focus on more than just sports!) and I also believe it helps develop a sense of responsibility more than a charter.

Charter schools have become demons on DU only because too many aren't seeing the benefits to students who need a more structured one-on-one experience. On the other side, public schools have become the demons. The problem is, the people who are demonizing teachers, unions and public schools are the same people who caused the inequality in education that we have today. We need to stop arguing about this crap and start working together to improve our schools, both public and charter. It's about the kids.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:32 AM

37. gag much? from interview....

GH: So tell me about your horses.

AR: It's funny .... You have to find something that'll pull you away from those scary places. And it was my husband telling me, "I don't care if you're in a wheelchair for the rest of your life. I don't care whether you make dinner; I can eat cold cereal and toast. As long as we're together, as long as you're here, we're going to be OK." I'm sorry. (Tearing up)

GH: It's OK I'm crying right here with you. We're both messing up our makeup.


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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #37)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:04 PM

47. I've watched Romney, not way those words came out of his mouth.

Narcissists don't talk like that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:39 AM

38. Ann, you've never stepped out of your bubble zone. How exactly, as 1st lady did you have any

direct, firsthand experienced with public schools? How would you have the first inkling of what the problems are and how to fix those problems for a "proper" education? You grew up wealthy, privileged and attending expensive private schools as did your husband and children. Are ANY of your current family members attending a public school?

Secondly, your ignorance of even 5 basic "simple" points for the Rethug agenda demonstrates that even THOSE principles aren't sincerely held. Because if you passionately believed in them, you'd NEVER forget them.



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 12:18 PM

41. I literally cannot stand her vibe

I don't know. I try to give everyone a chance. Nonone since GWB and Cheney has made me so sick at my stomach has have the Romneys. Not even Sarah Palin in all her glorious ignorance sent off these signals in my brain. It's that sense of pure evil I get coming off them. I think back in '08 I was scared, now I'm beyond that.. I don't know what I am.

I never thought this country would be so dumb as to elect anyone ever resembling evil like that again. And public schools. She has not a clue...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 12:51 PM

42. Pardon spelling above, fininshing thought about schools, teacher, Mrs. Romney.

I was posting about Mrs. Romney , public schools and the pure evils, got distracted by work, I'm on topomax for migraines which they say makes you stupid and I believe it, I can't even remember how to spell!!! LOL...

But I wanted to finish my thought.. How could she know about schools? Seriously?

My heart sinks at the thought of her as our first lady. But somehow, somehow this can't happen. Surely goodness and light will prevail. Surely all that is good will prevail. I live in the deep south as I have stated before. Yet I've seen documentaries and know that I'm insulated. That as much as I see racism going on in my own family, and I'm so ashamed, it goes on in other countries. It goes on because people are poor, are a different color, are handicapped, can't speak for themselves, so many reasons.

And I have always admired teachers. I remember Oprah Winfrey once mentioning it was a teacher who inspired her. I remember teachers who had an impact on me. I didn't turn out to be anything special, but I tell you what, at least I'm not racist like my parents or spouse.

So in some respect, perhaps I have progressed I consider myself a progressive and champion of the poor and disadvantaged anyway. But I wonder HOW did I go this way and everyone else stay the same? We are all fairly poor.. I mean really, we are. We all white. One of my brothers born handicapped, I have kidney disease. Two other brothers have serious diseases. All of them , even my mother of almost 80 goes to church. All racist. And all republicans. It's like they vote against themselves. Over and over.
My only difference is I don't go to church. I used to, but I felt it very cult like so I stopped. Now I have mixed feelings about spirituality. I feel spiritual, I have a rosary hanging in car my nephew gave me, but family is very non catholic, lol, but I just prefer to keep that stuff personal.

Sorry for rambling, had to come back to add more. Probably too much. Election please get here and be over!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 12:52 PM

43. Ann is an expert on horses. Period.

She needs to keep her pretty little mouth shut on all other topics.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #43)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:07 PM

51. Ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

Maybe she was talking about horse trainers, not people teachers in her comment! It makes so much sense now!

NOT!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:02 PM

45. OMG she's an asshole. Charter schools = CORPORATE PROFITS

Wtf does she know??? Her kids did private schools. Charter schools underperform Public Schools, and introduce corporations into our system. God what a twit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:15 PM

53. Greed Is Good

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Response to jsr (Reply #53)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:29 PM

54. You know, its like they don't even know us, yet they hate us.

How is it possible that the people pf this country who DO pay their taxes, who DO support their communities and who DO support their local schools are so hated by these people?

Should Rmoney "win' this election, he will be pie eyed surprised when the people vote for a recall or an impeachment due to his incompetence. Even Hitler wasn't stupid. He knew why people wanted him gone.But these two? They'll never get it.

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Response to jsr (Reply #53)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:47 PM

58. OMG, she looks like Gordon Gecko's sister in that pic.

"Cuts made to a lot of programs people aren't going to like?" Your DH has to get elected first Ann dearie-hand that isn't going to happen.

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Response to jsr (Reply #53)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 07:27 AM

64. Yikes

Why did you have to go and post her picture? So scary!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:30 PM

55. Great read.

Thank you for posting. Rec

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:07 PM

59. As a teacher at an elite private school...

we have a name for parents like Mrs. Romney.....

We call them 2% parents. Most of our parents are supportive. 2%'ers (and we have had that term for years) are not - they blame the teacher immediately and without question as soon as the slightest thing goes wrong for their little messiah of a child.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:38 PM

61. I hope Tracey Ullman is working on an impression of Queen Ann.

Her Laura Bush was incredible--and hilarious.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 04:09 AM

63. The title alone made me want to K&R this OP, but, as a former public

school teacher, I'd like to K&R it a million times.

Her greatest hits before the GH story:

"You people."

"This is really hard."

"We were so poor we had to sell off some of our stocks."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 07:29 AM

65. i agree ann romney hasn't been in a public school since -- forever & knows f-all about education.

 

however, i wonder why there are so many fewer responses when it's democrats saying more or less the same things -- and enacting the same policies.

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