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75. Thank you! I couldn't agree more and for this to be supported on DU
is BEYOND THE PALE! Seriously. WTF are people on this forum doing supporting NEWT GINGRICH POLICY SUGGESTIONS? That's just sick.
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  -OK, what the hell is up with this stupid idea of kids becoming janitors in their own schools? Humanist_Activist  Dec-04-11 10:59 AM   #0 
  - More importantly why is the media not laughing this loon off the political stage?  Warren Stupidity   Dec-04-11 11:01 AM   #1 
  - in my first school we had older kids moving folded dining tables  roguevalley   Dec-04-11 11:14 AM   #10 
  - OMG  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-04-11 11:25 AM   #17 
  - ^^^ Thread win. n/t  gkhouston   Dec-04-11 07:30 PM   #84 
  - +1  pepperbear   Dec-04-11 07:51 PM   #86 
  - And they would all be BAD ideas  jmowreader   Dec-04-11 11:35 PM   #93 
  - dupe  pepperbear   Dec-04-11 07:52 PM   #87 
  - dupe  pepperbear   Dec-04-11 07:53 PM   #88 
  - They wants us dumb and credit hungry. Debt is the last thing manufactured  KurtNYC   Dec-05-11 08:40 AM   #111 
  - That would be Newtie boy,  Autumn   Dec-04-11 11:03 AM   #2 
  - Hey, don't insult a box of crushed rocks, they can be usefull to make concrete...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:06 AM   #4 
  - Let's not be too hasty ... no one's tried using him for chum bait yet. nt  eppur_se_muova   Dec-04-11 12:43 PM   #45 
     - I don't think so, he's so rancid he'd even repel sharks. n/t  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 12:56 PM   #49 
        - Still, a worthy experiment. ;^)  eppur_se_muova   Dec-05-11 01:07 PM   #112 
  - He should do the job for a day.  Barack_America   Dec-04-11 05:43 PM   #79 
  - Meaner than a junkyard dog, too.  tavalon   Dec-04-11 07:03 PM   #81 
  - It's part of the GOP/Koch Bros./TeaParty/ALEC plan to bring us back to 1880  jpak   Dec-04-11 11:03 AM   #3 
  - Amen nt  XanaDUer   Dec-04-11 11:47 AM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-04-11 11:08 AM   #5 
  - Chuckle. Nice try hedgehog.  geckosfeet   Dec-04-11 11:28 AM   #21 
  - Yep K&R (nt)  T S Justly   Dec-04-11 11:09 AM   #6 
  - Thanks for your posting that covers the real deal facts  eleny   Dec-04-11 11:09 AM   #7 
  - It's idiotic. I'm not sending my kids to school to clean up other kids' vomit and  TwilightGardener   Dec-04-11 11:11 AM   #8 
  - it kind of makes me sick  barbtries   Dec-04-11 11:13 AM   #9 
  - I remember the same thing happening back in the 90's  liberalhistorian   Dec-04-11 03:57 PM   #71 
  - Was that Gingrich? I thought it was Buchanan. My memory tends to  tblue37   Dec-04-11 11:38 PM   #95 
  - Remember back when a Republican candidate (I think it was Pat Buchanan) was recommending  tblue37   Dec-04-11 11:36 PM   #94 
     - i don't recall that  barbtries   Dec-05-11 12:09 AM   #99 
        - I was wrong about its being Buchanans ideait was Newt who  tblue37   Dec-05-11 01:14 AM   #100 
           - oh i'm sure he knows better  barbtries   Dec-05-11 05:31 AM   #102 
  - Exactly. No-one expects that students who deliberately make mess  polly7   Dec-04-11 11:14 AM   #11 
  - Exactly, and since we are talking about elementary school...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:20 AM   #14 
  - Thank you.  Starry Messenger   Dec-04-11 11:16 AM   #12 
  - My kids did at the private Montessori school they went to, so did everyone else K - 12  riderinthestorm   Dec-04-11 11:20 AM   #13 
  - And how many of them, particularly younger ones, came down with staph infections and other...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:24 AM   #15 
  - I had two children there fora a total of 10 years. AFAIK, nobody came down with anything.  riderinthestorm   Dec-04-11 11:33 AM   #26 
     - Oh, so no relation to reality, so when its a school of 2,000 kids, would you still think its a...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:35 AM   #27 
     - Littlest kids were always supervised. Everyone wore gloves if they were cleaning or prepping food.  riderinthestorm   Dec-04-11 11:40 AM   #30 
        - From what I remember there are legal requirements here for sanitation...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:47 AM   #35 
        - You keep repeating that professionals did the 'heavy lifting'  Bluenorthwest   Dec-05-11 06:53 AM   #106 
     - That would be extremely unusual, if none of the young kids got sick.  pnwmom   Dec-04-11 05:01 PM   #73 
  - Was that school for-profit? Did they not hire a janitor and save money  TwilightGardener   Dec-04-11 11:28 AM   #20 
  - It was a for-profit school. Montessori has always been this way  riderinthestorm   Dec-04-11 11:36 AM   #28 
     - See, I can and do teach my own kids to prepare their own lunches  TwilightGardener   Dec-04-11 11:40 AM   #31 
        - That's fine. Not everyone agrees with Maria Montessori's way of educating,  riderinthestorm   Dec-04-11 11:47 AM   #36 
  - "...private Montessori school...." Now THERE'S an analogous situation! NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT.  WinkyDink   Dec-04-11 02:35 PM   #65 
  - As did my kids ....  BOHICA12   Dec-04-11 03:35 PM   #69 
  - I notice you mentioned that they did the light cleaning.  fasttense   Dec-05-11 05:41 AM   #103 
  - You had professional janitorial services  Bluenorthwest   Dec-05-11 06:48 AM   #105 
  - Everyone pitching in is NOT what Gingrich recommended  eridani   Dec-05-11 08:28 AM   #110 
  - This is the policy that Newt wants to ride into the White House. Yes we can... clean the toilets.  MjolnirTime   Dec-04-11 11:24 AM   #16 
  - Aside from all the objections  thucythucy   Dec-04-11 11:26 AM   #18 
  - +1. nt  riderinthestorm   Dec-04-11 11:43 AM   #33 
  - Its just Newt attacking poor people ... just like Jesus would.  JoePhilly   Dec-04-11 11:27 AM   #19 
  - The President does say that Mr and Mrs Newt are superior to  Bluenorthwest   Dec-05-11 07:01 AM   #108 
  - it's a dog whistle  warrior1   Dec-04-11 11:29 AM   #22 
  - This post makes me wonder  pintobean   Dec-04-11 11:30 AM   #23 
  - Ideas and the people who hold them that defy logic...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:33 AM   #25 
     - Not everyone follows the same logic.  pintobean   Dec-04-11 11:56 AM   #40 
        - Its not that, its an argument from ignorance...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 12:59 PM   #51 
  - I have worked as a school janitor as well. It's a stupid idea, as well as one that brands the kids  elocs   Dec-04-11 11:31 AM   #24 
  - Amazing that idiocy like kid janitors is posted. Next kid nurses. Teaches them responsibility!  Safetykitten   Dec-04-11 11:40 AM   #29 
  - Its like age appopriateness goes out the window...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:52 AM   #38 
  - When all pitch in it's one thing - when it's just the poor kids, just pull out the scarlet letters.  flor-de-jasmim   Dec-04-11 11:42 AM   #32 
  - Kids, being kids, sometimes offered to help me all the time...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:49 AM   #37 
  - Hello. Newt's idea is to fire janitors and make poor kids do it. HOWEVER... in other places...  NYC_SKP   Dec-04-11 11:53 AM   #39 
  - All the daily tasks? So they scrub the toliets, kitchens, change the overhead light bulbs...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 12:31 PM   #43 
  - Yes, just as teen age children should in their Homes: clean the toilets, kitchens, floors.  NYC_SKP   Dec-04-11 02:14 PM   #61 
     - I'm guessing that unless you've been a part of such a school  riderinthestorm   Dec-04-11 02:38 PM   #66 
        - My high school had a graduating class of 800 students when I graduated...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:25 PM   #90 
  - So I assume this is a tiny, private school?  Bluenorthwest   Dec-05-11 07:06 AM   #109 
  - I worked of my tuition at catholic school by setting up and taking down from bingo  ejpoeta   Dec-04-11 12:20 PM   #41 
  - What type of school lets teenagers clean the bathrooms?  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 12:49 PM   #47 
     - it was the 80s. I didn't particularly like to do it, but it was what I was told to do so I did it.  ejpoeta   Dec-04-11 07:28 PM   #83 
  - I am all for kids helping to tidy up and sweep their classrooms.  kestrel91316   Dec-04-11 12:26 PM   #42 
  - There is an MSDS sheet for Water.  Ikonoklast   Dec-04-11 02:27 PM   #62 
  - I know. And vinegar. And baking soda! (probably newspapers too)  riderinthestorm   Dec-04-11 05:37 PM   #78 
     - Of course! That's what all janitors use today, isn't it?  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:46 PM   #97 
  - By extension, they shouldn't help clean up at home.  PavePusher   Dec-04-11 03:25 PM   #67 
     - Yes, because cleaning up public restrooms is comparable to cleaning up at home.  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:20 PM   #89 
  - Because The Newt said it and now all his RWing sockpuppets  Rex   Dec-04-11 12:35 PM   #44 
  - It is utterly amazing that the idea of firing workers and replacing them  NYC Liberal   Dec-04-11 12:48 PM   #46 
     - I think in most cases its ignorance...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 12:55 PM   #48 
     - It is amazing...you can actually watch the propaganda machine  Rex   Dec-04-11 12:58 PM   #50 
        - What's funny is the whole "cleaning up after themselves" thing I mentioned in my last sentence...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 01:02 PM   #52 
           - I know...janitors have jobs for a reason, they know what they are doing.  Rex   Dec-04-11 01:22 PM   #58 
  - Someone has been watching too many  Downwinder   Dec-04-11 01:06 PM   #53 
  - Why folks think that Newt Gringrich is intelligent is beyond me. nt  TBF   Dec-04-11 01:07 PM   #54 
  - Gingrich just proposed it poorly because he is an ass  gulliver   Dec-04-11 01:13 PM   #55 
  - Wow!  XanaDUer   Dec-04-11 01:16 PM   #56 
     - You bet.  gulliver   Dec-04-11 01:38 PM   #59 
  - i didnt get the thread with so many advocating this. i would simply say NO, my kids  seabeyond   Dec-04-11 01:18 PM   #57 
  - I taught in NYC schools. Worked with very professional costodial staff.  immoderate   Dec-04-11 01:57 PM   #60 
  - Right  XanaDUer   Dec-04-11 02:29 PM   #63 
  - But....but....JAPAN! RUSSIA!  WinkyDink   Dec-04-11 02:32 PM   #64 
  - Funny how Congress isn't setting the example. n/t  BadgerKid   Dec-04-11 03:27 PM   #68 
  - It'll be real fun the first time some kid mixes bleach with ammonia n/t  MrScorpio   Dec-04-11 03:50 PM   #70 
  - newt and his  roman7   Dec-04-11 04:13 PM   #72 
  - Teach children work ethic AND human dignity.  alp227   Dec-04-11 05:05 PM   #74 
  - And how is unnecessarily exposing children to infectious diseases and hazardous chemicals...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:31 PM   #91 
  - Yes, cleaning school toilets is beneficial. Perhaps you should try it?  WinkyDink   Dec-05-11 05:43 AM   #104 
  - Thank you! I couldn't agree more and for this to be supported on DU  in_cog_ni_to   Dec-04-11 05:06 PM   #75 
  - I agree. It's a shame it's supported here.  Pithlet   Dec-04-11 05:34 PM   #77 
  - fascism and authoritarianism definitely has fans on both sides of the aisle.  krabigirl   Dec-04-11 11:40 PM   #96 
  - anti child more than anti newt.... nt  seabeyond   Dec-05-11 06:55 AM   #107 
  - Newt suggested it, and the idea appealed. A toilet brush in every little hand.  Pithlet   Dec-04-11 05:29 PM   #76 
  - Newty. Same one who brought us The Contract On America  tavalon   Dec-04-11 07:01 PM   #80 
  - They're trying to repeal the child labor laws, IMO.  gkhouston   Dec-04-11 07:26 PM   #82 
  - Holy fuckamoley: Am I really reading posts by DUers IN FAVOR of unpaid child labor?!  RandomKoolzip   Dec-04-11 07:46 PM   #85 
  - Or some kid will mix ammonia and bleach, not realizing that those chemicals are  tblue37   Dec-04-11 11:33 PM   #92 
  - But it creates a cool fizzing effect...  Humanist_Activist   Dec-04-11 11:47 PM   #98 
  - My grade school used it preRitalin. We had a blast. It all depends on who and how. n/t  kickysnana   Dec-05-11 02:18 AM   #101 
 

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