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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:42 PM
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Remember all that $$$ Bennett wasted on gambling? Wonder where he got it?
This is from NOW back in 04' i saw this show and i remembered this part here.

MITCHELL: But remember, this money is going to promote private alternatives to public education. And look at who's getting that taxpayer funding.

Groups like K-12, a profit-making company run by Bill Bennett. Who's he? Bill Bennett: Ronald Reagan's former secretary of education, who has spent decades railing against public education. Here's his company's Web site. According to the department's own numbers, Bennett's group got 14 million taxpayer dollars to promote "virtual" home schooling.

http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript313_full.ht...
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:52 PM
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1. shameless kick for those who don't know.
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:09 PM
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2. Again, my usual rant regarding this kind of stuff: WTF is the IRS
doing about these guys???? Bennett, Robertson, Falwell, etc. They're like lightning on a duck pond if I have a typo on my return, but let these obvious slackers get not only a pass, but not even a glance. Pisses me off to no end.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:11 PM
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3. i know, when i saw that show i was so frigging mad, Bill Bennett
is getting our tax money and money that should be going into public education is instead diverted to his racist ass which in turn is wasted on slot machines.
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:18 PM
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4. Which brings up another point, why were so few reports of
"payoffs" by the Bush "Admin" to media reporters reported by the media?

Oh. Duh! :dunce:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:19 PM
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5. i duuno, if you watch the whole report which you can at that link
it points out how Bush went around congress and got the 75 million with no one watching.
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:29 PM
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7. "congress... with no one watching". Pretty much sums it up, huh? n/t
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:31 PM
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8. yup although i bet the under appreciated Henry Waxman was.
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:27 PM
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6. I'm sure some of the gambling money came from his book on "Virtues"!!!
Gag me. The hypocrisy of these creeps is unending. A gambling racist, who writes a best selling book on VIRTUES... Weren't moderation and tolerance considered 'virtues' by Mr. Lack Thereof Non-virtuous Mr. Bennett?
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:42 PM
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9. Is this the same William J. Bennett that wrote 'The Book of Virtues'?
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:44 PM by reformedluddite
"I don't play the 'milk money.'"

:rofl:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:43 PM
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10. yes Bennett the "Slots Czar"
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