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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:26 PM
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Ire over Obama speech action draws hundreds to meeting
Now this is my kind of meeting!
Good for them.
And remember...La Mesa, CA is not exactly a hotbed of Liberalism.




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Ire over Obama speech action draws hundreds to meeting
By Michele Clock
Union-Tribune Staff Writer

2:00 a.m. September 16, 2009


Sixth-grader Sophia Bacting got a hug from her mother after speaking to the school board. - K.C. Alfred / Union-Tribune

LA MESA Parents, teachers and students told the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board at a raucous meeting last night that they were disappointed and in some cases ashamed of the board's decision to not show President Barack Obama's education speech to students live last week.

Some angrily called for the resignation of the three board members President Penny Halgren and trustees Bob Duff and Rick Winet who voted to not show the speech Sept. 8, the day it aired, despite apologies and words of regret from the three.

The board last night voted to formally accept their apologies.

There must be accountability for your actions; your tears of apology are a waste of time, said Fred Neubecker of La Mesa, a parent of two district students.

Hundreds of people attended the meeting, held in the auditorium at Parkway Middle School in La Mesa to accommodate an unusually large audience.

A couple of the dozens of speakers who voiced opposition to the board's decision asked for trustees to record apologies to play to students. One held a sign that read, Recall, No Censors.

MORE:
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/sep/16/ire-... /

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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:27 PM
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1. A pocket of sanity?
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:31 PM
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2. K&R n/t
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:35 PM
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3. good... let them have it
and vote their butts out of office.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:45 PM
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4. Cool, but we REALLY need to break this nasty habit of complaining AFTER the damage is done.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:22 AM
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5. Good point ~ the Bad Guys were able to do their dirt
and mow all they have to do is say, "Sorry."





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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:30 AM
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6. Yep. From the Iraq war to everything else. We always seem to arrive on the scene AFTER the crime.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 12:30 AM by BlooInBloo
EDIT: I suppose the 2000 election would really be a better example to start that with.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:50 AM
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7. Too true.....
And those who get there early are usually too few to make difference.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:44 AM
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8. We don't complain until too late because we are the "nice guys"
and "nice guys" speak politely, write letters and attend the meeting and take good notes.

Nice guys finish first in most cases.

But we must realize that "after the fact" does not change things right away.

The damage has already been done.

I guess you could say that Democrats played the "nice guys" during the stolen elections and for 8 years after.

In many ways, we were busy preparing ourselves for 2008 ~ and we won!

But have we noticed that now the Bad Guys are starting their same evil deeds and we are back to nice guys during the critical Health Care issue.

We will win but it sure is painful to watch.


Sometimes I think that Carter has decided to be the "Bad Guy" and open the discussion on Race while the President steps away and puts the focus on Health Care.

That would be smart ~ the only problem now is the M$M is in the pockets of the Bad Guys.
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