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DangerousRhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 08:42 PM
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79. For real... I LOVED The Roots!
I really thought they put on a great show! :)
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  -A sanity rally shouldn't have John "charter school" Legend performing. Billy Burnett  Oct-30-10 11:25 AM   #0 
  - He is a really good singer though. nt  LaurenG   Oct-30-10 11:26 AM   #1 
  - Didn't know that.  femmocrat   Oct-30-10 11:26 AM   #2 
  - yeah...a headsup, please,when the music's over. I linked about Legend's  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 11:28 AM   #4 
  - Gabi, do you have the DU thread link?  Billy Burnett   Oct-30-10 11:37 AM   #16 
  - here you go:  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 11:44 AM   #19 
  - Music is over.  femmocrat   Oct-30-10 11:40 AM   #17 
     - mythbusters!!!  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 11:45 AM   #20 
        - pugs? What made you think that? nt  Codeine   Oct-30-10 11:50 AM   #26 
        - he strikes me as very conservative, generally.  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 11:59 AM   #46 
        - Sorry, never heard of them.  femmocrat   Oct-30-10 11:51 AM   #27 
  - Apparently they're playing for a whole hour  Yeshuah Ben Joseph   Oct-30-10 11:29 AM   #6 
  - His politics mean lesss than the fact that he Just. Plain. Sucks.  Codeine   Oct-30-10 11:28 AM   #3 
  - The Roots, awful?  marmar   Oct-30-10 11:32 AM   #11 
  - For real... I LOVED The Roots!  DangerousRhythm   Oct-30-10 08:42 PM   #79 
  - Yep, I thought he was just an innocuous stoner thing.  Scruffy1   Oct-30-10 10:34 PM   #92 
  - living in the Detroit Metro area, I can see why someone would advocate for inner city charter school  Windy   Oct-30-10 11:29 AM   #5 
  - Then we should rally to fix this insanity, not sell it off to the for-profit meatgrinder. eom  Billy Burnett   Oct-30-10 11:30 AM   #7 
  - The charter school my kid goes to is sponsored by a state university  Telly Savalas   Oct-30-10 01:05 PM   #74 
     - And what 'non-profit' foundations donate to the school your kid goes to?  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-30-10 01:55 PM   #77 
     - Thanks.  Radical Activist   Oct-31-10 06:56 PM   #126 
     - Thank you.  woo me with science   Oct-31-10 08:34 PM   #131 
  - problem is, charters are NOT the answer, especially the way they've 'evolved,' meaning they're now  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 11:31 AM   # 
  - Charter schools aren't going to do anything to fix that.  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 11:34 AM   #12 
  - "their lives in their own hands when going to high school. "  marmar   Oct-30-10 11:35 AM   #15 
     - Um no.... I take it you live here? Read newspapers much?  Windy   Oct-30-10 11:52 AM   #30 
        - Yeah, of 100,000 students, at least 10,000 get picked off on their way to school daily  marmar   Oct-30-10 11:56 AM   #38 
        - Yeah, he really made a difference.  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 11:56 AM   #39 
           - but he talks a good game, starry, that's all that matters.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:28 PM   #87 
              - It's like the song from "Chicago"  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 10:36 PM   #93 
                 - imo, he was hired to fire teachers & dig detroit further in the hole.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:47 PM   #101 
                    - I thought about that right before I hit "post"  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 10:50 PM   #102 
  - I like him... nt  CBR   Oct-30-10 11:31 AM   #8 
  - I'm not speaking to his musicianship in this thread. Only his pro privatization politics. eom  Billy Burnett   Oct-30-10 11:32 AM   #10 
  - Like I keep saying...the strongest advocates for reform are successful black men.  dkf   Oct-30-10 11:31 AM   #9 
  - Not sure how selling off the schools to corporate entities helps civil rights.  Billy Burnett   Oct-30-10 11:34 AM   #13 
  - The charter school movement doesn't have to be about corporations.  dkf   Oct-30-10 12:08 PM   #56 
     - it *is* about corporations: microsoft, broad's pre-fab housing corp, & walmart.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:31 PM   #88 
     - read this if you think charter schools aren't about corporations  Iris   Oct-30-10 10:38 PM   #96 
        - Well instead of fighting against charter schools why not just make for profits ineligible?  dkf   Oct-31-10 03:43 AM   #110 
           - Do you think that will stop the fraud?  immoderate   Oct-31-10 10:22 AM   #116 
           - I'm interested in what we can do to replicate the Asian systems.  dkf   Oct-31-10 06:24 PM   #120 
              - So we can increase our teenage suicide rate?  Iris   Oct-31-10 06:51 PM   #124 
              - What about the Fins?  immoderate   Oct-31-10 08:28 PM   #130 
           - No, the tax law that benefits them specifically mandates  Starry Messenger   Oct-31-10 10:29 AM   #117 
           - Nothing is set in stone.  dkf   Oct-31-10 06:30 PM   #121 
              - What does that mean?  Starry Messenger   Oct-31-10 07:08 PM   #128 
           - Do you think corporate america would let that happen?  Iris   Oct-31-10 06:51 PM   #123 
  - I didn't know Whitney Tilson was black.  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 11:35 AM   #14 
  - heh...remember our PM exchange about you know what....  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 11:50 AM   #24 
     - I've been dying to point out that all the big guys pushing reform  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 11:59 AM   #45 
  - Bill Gates is a successful black man?  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-30-10 12:04 PM   #53 
  - Arne Duncan too, I guess.  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 12:11 PM   #61 
     - the waltons & eli broad too -- didn't you know they were black? down with the people, man.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:32 PM   #89 
        - Oh shit, how did I forget them?  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 10:42 PM   #97 
           - you've got it. black is white, white is black in the surreal world of ed deform.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:46 PM   #99 
              - Now all I can think of is Steve Martin in "The Jerk"  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 10:59 PM   #103 
                 - it's propaganda, period. those rich white fucks always want to take on the  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 11:03 PM   #104 
                    - I've been collecting links on companies benefiting from the New Market Tax Credit  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 11:13 PM   #105 
                       - 39%? wow, that's *some* civil right. you need an op on that one.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 11:18 PM   #106 
                          - Oh yes indeed.  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 11:31 PM   #107 
                             - looking forward to it.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 11:49 PM   #109 
  - strongest advocates for reform are rich white men. very rich, very white.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:12 PM   #82 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-30-10 11:41 AM   #18 
  - yes he is, and you don't have any idea what you're talking about.  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 11:51 AM   #28 
     - no he is not. Just because you say so doesn't make it so  ecstatic   Oct-30-10 11:55 AM   #35 
        - jesus....did you really type that?  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 12:06 PM   #55 
        - Reasonable people have come to a different conclusion  ecstatic   Oct-30-10 12:11 PM   #60 
        - LOL You're kidding, right?  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-30-10 01:11 PM   #76 
  - I think the rally went right over your head.  daylan b   Oct-30-10 11:46 AM   #21 
  - Maybe. Maybe John Legend represents the Fear aspect and not the Sanity part. eom  Billy Burnett   Oct-30-10 11:48 AM   #22 
  - Yeah, it did.  daylan b   Oct-30-10 11:49 AM   #23 
     - Not a matter of him "being allowed" to perform. He was invited to play a sanity rally ...  Billy Burnett   Oct-30-10 11:52 AM   #31 
     - You seem to think the rally is for a political view point.  daylan b   Oct-30-10 11:54 AM   #34 
        - So why isn't the KKK or skinheads on stage?  Billy Burnett   Oct-30-10 11:56 AM   #40 
           - Because that's a philosophy based on hatred.  daylan b   Oct-30-10 08:37 PM   #78 
              - teacher & union-bashing: also based on hatred, diviseness, scapegoating, bullying  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:15 PM   #84 
                 - I guess that's kinder, gentler hatred  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 10:24 PM   #86 
                 - yeah, they just fire them & take their pensions: nothing so horrific as slave camps.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:34 PM   #90 
                    - As long as teachers just wither away and die quietly and without a fuss  Starry Messenger   Oct-30-10 10:47 PM   #100 
                 - double post  daylan b   Oct-31-10 08:00 AM   #111 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-31-10 08:00 AM   #112 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-31-10 09:57 AM   #115 
     - Exactly!!! nt  ecstatic   Oct-30-10 11:56 AM   #37 
  - Clearance was about 5,000 feet,lol  grantcart   Oct-30-10 08:56 PM   #80 
  - Oh? Well, I guess fuck it, then.  Gidney N Cloyd   Oct-30-10 11:50 AM   #25 
  - No shit. Du is such a fuckinj oy stealer. Where else can we discuss this without the  xultar   Oct-30-10 11:52 AM   #32 
  - just call me Debby  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 12:09 PM   #57 
  - This sort of "outrage" is what makes coming to DU  ecstatic   Oct-30-10 12:13 PM   #62 
     - so stay away  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 12:16 PM   #63 
        - Or maybe you could stop  ecstatic   Oct-30-10 12:20 PM   #65 
           - overreact much?  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 12:24 PM   #67 
           - Shill or dupe?  immoderate   Oct-31-10 11:57 AM   #119 
           - if you don't like the thread there are plenty of cheerleader ones about. you'll feel better  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:34 PM   #91 
  - wouldn't want politics to interfere with vapid celebrity-worship.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:17 PM   #85 
  - yeh, me too. I just turned the show off, cuz you know...  Whisp   Oct-30-10 01:07 PM   #75 
  - Agreed  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-30-10 11:52 AM   #29 
  - I think "sanity" requires respecting other people's viewpoints. nt  Barack_America   Oct-30-10 11:52 AM   #33 
  - +1000.... truth nt  CBR   Oct-30-10 11:55 AM   #36 
  - so you agree that this post is a valuable contribution to the general discussion, yes?  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 11:57 AM   #41 
  - next up....Sean Hannity!  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 11:58 AM   #43 
  - Then Adolf Hitler... Then Pol Pot... Then BILL GATES -- SCARY!!!!!!! nt  CBR   Oct-30-10 11:59 AM   #44 
  - Would I have commented otherwise?  Barack_America   Oct-30-10 11:59 AM   #47 
  - only cause I LET you  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 12:00 PM   #50 
     - Thanks, Skinner?  Barack_America   Oct-30-10 12:01 PM   #51 
        - besides inferencing skills, you might go shopping for a sense of humor  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 12:10 PM   #59 
  - Strange, what comes outta the woodwork when we try to be "open" and "accepting".  Billy Burnett   Oct-30-10 12:00 PM   #48 
  - Just not mine. LOL  Billy Burnett   Oct-30-10 11:57 AM   #42 
  - No. You're more than welcome to believe that people who disagree with you should be shunned.  Barack_America   Oct-30-10 12:00 PM   #49 
     - Then, it's all good.  Billy Burnett   Oct-30-10 12:03 PM   #52 
     - not everybody.... there's a difference..... perhaps shun idiots and shills?  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 12:04 PM   #54 
        - And I'm sure you're qualified to decide which is which.  Barack_America   Oct-30-10 12:19 PM   #64 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-30-10 12:21 PM   #66 
              - Lol. Do you think they'll take away my MD or my PhD on your recommendations?  Barack_America   Oct-30-10 12:38 PM   #68 
                 - did you get your ph.d for whining to the mods?  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 12:55 PM   #69 
                    - here's your next fauxtrage project  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 12:57 PM   #70 
                       - pre-emptive apology to my latest DU pal:  Gabi Hayes   Oct-30-10 01:05 PM   #73 
  - Except when other people's viewpoints are idiotic.  Lucian   Oct-30-10 01:02 PM   #72 
  - Does "respect" in your view involve overlooking their efforts to dismantle our schools?  EFerrari   Oct-30-10 10:46 PM   #98 
     - apparently  ibegurpard   Oct-30-10 11:35 PM   #108 
  - I respect your opinion.  Kurovski   Oct-30-10 12:09 PM   #58 
  - it's not an opinion that legend is a charter school shill, it's a fact.  Hannah Bell   Oct-30-10 10:36 PM   #94 
     - Is it a fact that he should not have been included?  Kurovski   Oct-31-10 08:08 AM   #113 
        - as we're teaching our third and fourth graders right now, 'should' is a key word that always  Gabi Hayes   Oct-31-10 06:57 PM   #127 
  - That is fucking ridiculous. He is a strong democratic advocate. I guess anyone  Pisces   Oct-30-10 12:58 PM   #71 
  - How strong can he be if he's shilling for union busting charter schools?  EFerrari   Oct-30-10 10:38 PM   #95 
  - UnRec nt  BootinUp   Oct-30-10 09:04 PM   #81 
  - I didn't know that either. n/t  EFerrari   Oct-30-10 10:13 PM   #83 
  - last i looked, mr duncan was a democrat  spanone   Oct-31-10 08:16 AM   #114 
  - As is the president of the Chicago teachers union  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-31-10 10:30 AM   #118 
     - so's mayor daley, so's rahm emanuel, so was strom thurmond, so was Dick Morris.  Gabi Hayes   Oct-31-10 06:45 PM   #122 
        - here's another 'dem':  Gabi Hayes   Oct-31-10 06:54 PM   #125 
  - Um, so?  Taverner   Oct-31-10 07:09 PM   #129 
     - So I guess  Panaconda   Oct-31-10 08:49 PM   #132 
        - I'm no fan of Charter Schools, but if a rocker supports them - how does that make him the bad guy?  Taverner   Oct-31-10 10:55 PM   #133 

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