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December 1, 2013

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer attacked for neglecting to investigate over 6,000 reports of child abuse

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) is being criticized for ignoring thousands of child abuse and reports of neglect.

According to the “Child Protective Services Reform: Building a Better Arizona” website hosted on the governor’s official page, “Brewer has made improvements to the state’s child protective services (CPS) system a priority. The Governor has declared the CPS system in Arizona must promote and prioritize the safety of children and inspire public confidence.”

In her 2013 State of the State address, Brewer claimed she would hire an additional 150 Child Protective Service employees and improve the department “by overhauling the hotline system so the most urgent calls are directed for faster response; by streamlining the hiring process to ensure every available caseworker position is filled; and by cutting paperwork burdens so caseworkers spend more time checking up on children.”

But according to Clarence Carter, Brewer’s hand-selected director of the Department of Economic Security, which oversees Child Protective Services, the “overhauling” mostly consisted of closing 6,000 cases filed since 2009 without investigating them.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/01/arizona-governor-jan-brewer-attacked-for-neglecting-to-investigate-over-6000-reports-of-child-abuse/

December 1, 2013

Republican National Committee thanks civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks for ‘ending racism’

The Republican National Committee (RNC) thanked Rosa Parks for “her role in ending racism” in a tweet published early this morning.

Recent studies indicate that, far from being “ended,” the majority of Americans are still racist against black people.

The tweet didn’t include a link to the GOP’s more anodyne “Message Celebrating Rosa Parks,” in which RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said that “[w]e remember and honor Rosa Parks today for the role she played in fighting racism and ending segregation.”

“Rosa Parks was a hero of the civil rights movement,” said Chairman Priebus. “On this day 58 years ago, the 42-year-old seamstress took a bold stand—by staying seated. Her arrest ignited a bus boycott that challenged the injustice of segregation and in turn helped to change this nation for the better.”



http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/01/republican-national-committee-thanks-civil-rights-pioneer-rosa-parks-for-ending-racism/

December 1, 2013

For once, I hope a Republican is right.

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) on Sunday said that Democrats are moving further to the left, rather than to the right, as they see problems with Obamacare surface during the law's rollout.

"They are moving further to the left," he said on ABC's "This Week," noting that Democrats are arguing for a single-payer health care system.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-rep-democrats-are-moving-further-left-on-health-care

December 1, 2013

X-Box One or PS4?

My kid is wavering between whether he wants an Z-Box One or Playstation 4 for Christmas and I would like to know in which direction I should influence him? Does anyone here have experience with either console? Thanks!!

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