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(Salon)   Step 1: Take over and defund public schools. Step 2: Point to their shiatty performance as a reason to further defund them. Step 3: Rake in political donations from charter school executives   (salon.com ) divider line
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2013-08-20 01:54:54 PM  
8 votes:
it has gotten to the point where the republican party is now a caricature of evil, like the legion of doom or smersh. they are a joke. a sick, cruel, vicious joke that represents the single greatest threat this country has ever faced in its 200+ year history.
2013-08-20 02:52:58 PM  
6 votes:
2013-08-20 02:14:25 PM  
5 votes:
"The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate," said no Republican ever.
2013-08-20 01:04:46 PM  
5 votes:
Let's just remember, class.

The first rule in exploiting people is making sure they aren't educated enough to read the contract or know their rights.
2013-08-20 03:46:15 PM  
4 votes:

Garet Garrett: Great_Milenko: Never underestimate the pettiness and spitefulness of the average American voter.

And never underestimate the contempt that liberals have for their fellow man.


And never underestimate the conservative belief that he should be free from the consequences of his rhetoric.
2013-08-20 03:30:44 PM  
4 votes:
Vouchers are not, "unproven."  They have been thoroughly tested and proven wrong.
2013-08-20 02:34:43 PM  
4 votes:
The Hon. Budd Dwyer has a retirement program that the people of PA would really like Corbett to examine closely.
2013-08-20 02:20:54 PM  
4 votes:

thenewmissus: If conservatives had their way, education would be a privilege.  Just scary.


Actually, it education would still be *compulsory*, but the kids would have have to enter into an indentured servitude agreement with a corporation that took effect when they graduated. Oh, and they'd have arranged marriages, too.

It's not about having stupid people, it's about having slaves. Conservatives really REALLY want feudalism to make a comeback.
2013-08-20 02:15:29 PM  
4 votes:
If conservatives had their way, education would be a privilege.  Just scary.
2013-08-20 03:16:44 PM  
3 votes:
1) Ban birth control. Ban abortion. Abstinence-only edumakashun.  Defund Planned Parenthood.
2) Wonder why so many out of wedlock births.
3) Abolish food stamps. That'll larn them Welfare Queens. (The Welfare Queens with the babies, of course, not the ones with the zillion-dollar contracts with the Small Government®.)
4) Ship all the well-paying jobs overseas.
5) Gut the public schools. You don't need no edumakashun to work a McJob, and teachers are Union Thugs (except when the NRA wants to arm them).
6) Hike taxes on people who work for a living. Cut them on the plutocrats. Abolish the minimum wage. David Koch's Mercedes is six months old and he wants a new one.
7) Wonder why so many people break the law instead of starving quietly, or getting a McJob for take-home pay that won't take them home.
8) zOMG CRIME WAVE!
9) Zillion-dollar Small Government® contracts for private prisons and purveyors of riot gear.
10) No ??? here, baby.
11) Profit!
/"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work, and then they get elected and prove it." -- P. J. O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores
2013-08-20 02:46:01 PM  
3 votes:
speaking to a NY state public school teacher this past weekend, Subby is spot on. those in charge in NY State awarded a $35 million contract to a UK company supplying an all-inclusive mandatory teaching system designed for exactly what Subby wrote: student failure, making teachers appear incompetent, union busting and eventual privatization. farking scary. parents in the low rent high crime high drug use areas could care less, they hated school and they hate teachers. parents in up scale bordering school districts don't care either, they gladly pay tuition to charter schools that also receive big grants and donations from corporations that enjoy tax write-offs or send their children to private schools and academies.
2013-08-20 02:27:33 PM  
3 votes:
I can't speak for PA, but in MD the charter schools have little to no regulation.  The one I am most familiar with simply drops kids off at the nearby library for 3 hours every day for "individual study".
2013-08-20 02:17:40 PM  
3 votes:
Electing republicans to positions in government is like hiring the unibomber to head up your IT department.
2013-08-20 01:48:22 PM  
3 votes:
This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.
2013-08-21 03:11:09 AM  
2 votes:

BMFPitt: dericwater: Prisons should never be for profit.

Correct.

Firefighting should never be for profit.

Why are you opposed to people who want extra fire protection buying more so that public resources are freed up for everyone else?


Have you ever read the history of the Great Chicago Fire? It became great because they had this wonderful for-profit idea and the fire department didn't want to touch it because those who didn't pay into them were on fire. Then the fire took off and suddenly, it was out of control. The same thing happened recently in Tennessee.

Also, just imagine what happens. You pay the basic plan, another person pays the preferred plan (or whatever term you want to call it). Fire starts at your place, the fire department drags their feet on it. Now, everyone knows that you have to go to the preferred plan. Suddenly, what used to be $50/month, say is now $150/month for the preferred. Now, they offer the gold policy plan at $250/month. Where does it end? And through all this, they still can drag their feet even with the preferred plan or the gold policy plan. Oopsie, we couldn't get there in time. Want to pay for a different fire department? Oh, you mean the one in that town 20 miles away? Yeah, sure, go for it.

Then there are business ideas that can be for profit, but is on a slippery slope. Medicine and education are two such. Some education should certainly be for profit. For example, learning a specific sport can and should be done for-profit. But general knowledge academic style education? No.

Why?  Why are you so fundamentally opposed to using profit motive to improve schools?  Why are actual results secondary to this opposition?


Let's look globally. Finland has one of the best school systems in the world. Non-profit. Japan. All of Western and Central Europe. All non-profit. Way better than the US. What do you get if you go for-profit? Let's look at the for-profits here in the US. University of Phoenix. POS. Full Sail Academy. Rips off veterans returning from wars. The vets aren't personally burdened by the rip off, since the VA pays for the tuition. But they get almost nothing in return. Can you name one for-profit academic institution that gives great results for their students? I can't.

Even the non-profit traditional schools are lagging behind in delivering a great product/service. Why? Because the fundamental concept of teaching says that a non-profit model is better. Why? If I know something, why should I teach it to you as soon as possible? I'm going to drag it out as long as I can so I can maximize my income from you. It's the "I taught you everything you know. But I didn't teach you everything I know" ploy. Look at martial arts schools, music schools, and other for-profit schools of that sort. That's exactly the model they follow to maximize their income. That's why we have accreditation, so make sure we don't have scammers like that.

Some medicine, such as elective plastic surgery or optometry or som orthodontia should be for-profit, but basic health care should not. Some pharmaceuticals should be for profit, like viagra. Some should not.

So I will ask again.  Since a large percentage of modern medicine was created for profit, do you refuse to utilize such medicines, devices, etc?


In almost every country in the world, medicine is offered as non-profit. And most of them provide better service for lower prices and better returns than what we get here in the US. Only in the US is a reasonably large percentage created for profit.

Do you know what you get in for-profit? You get viagra and drugs for simple afflictions. For serious stuff like cancer and such? No way would for-profit big-pharma touch that with bleeding-edge research. They would just ignore that and wait for the non-profit institutions like schools or national labs to find the research.

I have a friend who works at Genentech. She's a pharma person with a PhD. She gets exasperated when going over the plan with a potential drug with the marketing department. They don't want a drug that cures people of a disease. They want a drug that helps the person not get problems with the disease as long as they keep taking the drug.

It's like offering insulin for the rest of you life versus developing a drug or procedure that would get your pancreas to work properly. The marketing team would rather have the former than the latter, because getting people to pay $100/month for the rest of their life earns more money than a one-time payment of $1000 or whatever it would be to cure diabetes.

And then there are those pharmas that take a drug that was created primarily to cure X, but also does a great job curing Y. Because it's a bit old, it's now generic. So this pharma takes the drug, add some non-functional additive to it, re-package it as a new drug primarily to cure Y and then charges 100x the amount that the old drug was charged for. This actually happened for some drug related to pregnancy or something to do with women and their reproductive system.

For-profiting in the medical field will actually inhibit more research. Provide pharmaceuticals to people that will only help solve trivial problems like ED or restless leg syndrome and avoid solving really serious problem diseases.

If you had some disease that currently has no treatment, would you want there to be any money in finding a cure or not?

I would rather die than give even a penny to the medical industry. If all of us accepted this condition, we can break their control. The medical industry is not here to keep me healthy. It's here to reap as much money as they can through poisoning us and the charge us for the antidote. fark them.
2013-08-20 04:00:11 PM  
2 votes:
"Particularly noxious lawmakers are fond of spouting the ridiculous notion that money can't help struggling schools, as if more and better-trained staff, better equipment and diverse programming wouldn't make a difference in kids' educations and their lives."

How do we determine an appropriate level of funding for schools when no amount is going to make parents suddenly give a shiat about their kids' education?
2013-08-20 03:54:52 PM  
2 votes:

scottydoesntknow: The schools may open without counselors, administrative staff, noon aids, nurses, librarians or even pens and paper, but hey, kids will have a place to go and sit.

What's a noon aid?


heystupid.files.wordpress.com
2013-08-20 03:43:53 PM  
2 votes:

Garet Garrett: Great_Milenko: Never underestimate the pettiness and spitefulness of the average American voter.

And never underestimate the contempt that liberals have for their fellow man.


Women, Mexicans, Muslims, Gays. All that contempt from liberals...
2013-08-20 03:42:27 PM  
2 votes:

Garet Garrett: Great_Milenko: Never underestimate the pettiness and spitefulness of the average American voter.

And never underestimate the contempt that liberals have for their fellow man.


contempt, like respect, is earned.
2013-08-20 03:30:59 PM  
2 votes:

Cataholic: Defunding them to the tune of $14,000 per pupil.  How anyone expects to educate children on such a pittance is beyond me.


How much of that 14 grand goes to students, teachers and classrooms, and how much goes to administrators, security staff, and other ancillary stuff?

// if the trend has held in PA, they've had a glut of admins in the last 15ish years, and relatively few teachers added
// and growing class sizes
2013-08-20 03:11:16 PM  
2 votes:

Tomahawk513: Ned Stark: Weaver95: Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.

I honestly don't know. There's this downright bizarre mental block among GOP voters tho. Most cannot focus on the faults of their own party. I mean that literally. They ALWAYS change the subject to the democrats. I can't get my remaining GOP friends to admit that the republicans have made mistakes,

It's very strange.

Good thing Democrats would never have that sort of problem.

Getting rid of Glass-Steagul, supporting the Patriot Act, that's two quick ones.


Aren't you adorably misinformed. The senate banking committee vote was along strict party lines, as was the eventual full senate vote, except for one D voting along with the Rs. Even in the House, the Rs voted over 90% to repeal G-S, while the Ds only had 2/3 support.
2013-08-20 03:02:00 PM  
2 votes:
This strategy has also been applied to the USPS.
2013-08-20 02:58:08 PM  
2 votes:

Psylence: The Hon. Budd Dwyer has a retirement program that the people of PA would really like Corbett to examine closely.


Hey, man.
2013-08-20 02:40:45 PM  
2 votes:

BMFPitt: I look forward to the typical thread where everyone explains that the one and only way to improve education is to pay existing teachers more, so long as no attempt is made to direct those raises at good teachers or get rid of poor performing teachers.


You'll likely be waiting a while, nobody ever says this.

This is what you want people to say.
2013-08-20 02:38:37 PM  
2 votes:
Philly public schools were a mess long before Corbett was elected.

I know about half a dozen teachers who GTFO of there as soon as they could find a job anywhere else.

I look forward to the typical thread where everyone explains that the one and only way to improve education is to pay existing teachers more, so long as no attempt is made to direct those raises at good teachers or get rid of poor performing teachers.
2013-08-20 02:30:33 PM  
2 votes:
That is the national model for charter schools. They also inflate their grades to look better than public schools, and keep getting caught doing it. All in the name of a cash grab.
2013-08-20 02:29:34 PM  
2 votes:
Step 1: Take over and defund $government_agency.
Step 2: Point to their shiatty performance as a reason to further defund them.
Step 3: Rake in political donations.

This is Republicanism 101, since 1980.

// when the "Moral Majority" took over, and greed became the only American value
2013-08-20 02:27:05 PM  
2 votes:

Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.


I honestly don't know. There's this downright bizarre mental block among GOP voters tho. Most cannot focus on the faults of their own party. I mean that literally. They ALWAYS change the subject to the democrats. I can't get my remaining GOP friends to admit that the republicans have made mistakes,

It's very strange.
2013-08-20 02:03:06 PM  
2 votes:

Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.


I'll never vote for the , again.
2013-08-21 02:55:09 PM  
1 vote:

MBrady: BMFPitt: Philly public schools were a mess long before Corbett was elected.

I know about half a dozen teachers who GTFO of there as soon as they could find a job anywhere else.

I look forward to the typical thread where everyone explains that the one and only way to improve education is to pay existing teachers more, so long as no attempt is made to direct those raises at good teachers or get rid of poor performing teachers.

THIS.

Can the basement living liberals explain how a city school system get 40 MILLION dollars from the city last year, and be 300 MILLION in the hole this year?

CORRUPTION anyone


shiat costs money.
2013-08-21 12:57:53 AM  
1 vote:

BMFPitt: So completely ignoring the fact that public schools are generally run as for-profit enterprises by the teachers unions right now, what is wrong with a profit motive if that leads to better schools?


That's a pretty big if.  For-profit colleges, for example, are notorious for scammy high prices, high default and dropout rates for students, failure to acquire or maintain regional accreditation, and a general reputation for exploiting low-information customers and giving them something of very little value.

If the for-profit model did lead to better colleges, or even led to slightly below-average colleges, then you'd have a point:  if it works, then what's wrong with it?  As it stands, however, the for-profit college model has about as much credibility as a pyramid scheme.
2013-08-21 12:35:48 AM  
1 vote:

namatad: Gyrfalcon: All that other stuff--money and teachers and religion--makes a difference, of course; but the biggest thing that matters is whether or not the PARENTS care enough to make sure the kid learns anything.

yes no sort of
no one has ever argued that the schools can make up for a homeless kid's life versus a rich kid's life.
BUT the schools are literally all some of these kids have.
In the end, parity funding would be the bottom of the barrel start for fixing the problem.
Instead, those same kids have less from their schools.
Start lower, with less, and the outcome is expected.

Most of the studies done on Head Start showed amazing results at improving the outcomes for poor kids.

but there is no worry. this problem wont get fixed, nor addressed anytime soon. the people with the money have made certain that they dont have to share with others.

/keep in mind, I happily pay property taxes in a big city, to pay for other peoples' children to be educated. It is the moral thing to do.
/Simple enough to fix the funding. make it statewide and income tax based. LOL like that will ever happen.


I agree it's the moral thing to do, but you can very easily sell it as a self interest.  I am interested in a lower crime rate.  Kids that go off to college don't stick around my neighborhood selling pot.  Kids that want to go to college go home at dusk to finish their papers instead of knocking over mailboxes.

Moreover, kids who go to college come out and get jobs that I might want to hire them for.  As an anesthesiologist, I'm interested in hiring an anesthesia tech who is quick and smart and can learn how to manage equipment.  I can't find people like that in my community if there are no schools to educate kids before they become adults.

I could go on, but I'm sure you get the point.  You won't appeal to modern conservatives by telling them anything is the "moral thing to do".  You have to appeal to their sense of selfishness to truly convince them of the merit of anything.
2013-08-20 05:26:48 PM  
1 vote:

Garet Garrett: Great_Milenko: Never underestimate the pettiness and spitefulness of the average American voter.

And never underestimate the contempt that liberals have for their fellow man.


This has been a brilliant right-wing ploy for decades. Sure, the right-wing will give business people incentives to ship your good job overseas and lower your wages. Yes, the right-wing has a proven poor track record when it comes to the economy. Yes, they put laws in place that make your life and your family's life measurably worse. The right-wing has shown through more than 40 years of actions that thye have nothing but complete and utter contempt for any but the richest few, but that left-wing guy over there doesn't RESPECT you, so vote for us.
2013-08-20 05:05:41 PM  
1 vote:

Professor Duck: /Grew up in Allentown
//Moved to Baltimore
///Considers it an improvement


So you're saying the restlessness was handed down
And it's getting very hard to staaaaa-a-a-aaaaa-a-a-aaa-a-a-aaa-a-a-a-aaay
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2013-08-20 04:14:43 PM  
1 vote:
If things continue down the path of pandering to the private sector the eventual outcome will be corporations holding long-term focus groups, calling it school and charging the kids parents for it.
2013-08-20 04:03:18 PM  
1 vote:

HotWingConspiracy: BMFPitt: I look forward to the typical thread where everyone explains that the one and only way to improve education is to pay existing teachers more, so long as no attempt is made to direct those raises at good teachers or get rid of poor performing teachers.

You'll likely be waiting a while, nobody ever says this.

This is what you want people to say.


So help me God THIS!

Every teacher I know(and I know dozens) is happy with their income.  What they want is textbooks printed this decade(but will settle for century), more Educational Assistants for special needs students, up to date computers and other teaching peripherals, expanded technical programs(shop class, etc) and schools that are structurally sound with enough classrooms so kids aren't jammed in like sardines.  The school I currently work in saw a massive overhaul in staffing and just about everything I just listed in the past five years and it is currently testing nearly 15% above the average for the school board in everything from language arts to math.  Getting rid of bad teachers is one step, but there are a lot more.
2013-08-20 03:52:38 PM  
1 vote:
This is how outsourcing always works. Taxpayers actually save nothing.
2013-08-20 03:44:37 PM  
1 vote:

Garet Garrett: TheBigJerk: Vouchers are not, "unproven." They have been thoroughly tested and proven wrong.

So says the product of a public education, I'm guessing?


Or, you know, facts. Attack the messenger!
2013-08-20 03:42:43 PM  
1 vote:

Garet Garrett: Great_Milenko: Never underestimate the pettiness and spitefulness of the average American voter.

And never underestimate the contempt that liberals have for their fellow man.


Average American voter does not equal fellow man, nice try.
2013-08-20 03:41:44 PM  
1 vote:

Dr Dreidel: How much of that 14 grand goes to students, teachers and classrooms, and how much goes to administrators, security staff, and other ancillary stuff?


Given what I know about how administrators have farked up every system in this country, I estimate that about $2.15 is actually spent on classroom materials.

//we're screwed
///the only people society values all are some form of "administrator" or play with a ball of some sort.
2013-08-20 03:39:53 PM  
1 vote:
when the President asks "Is our kids learning?" you know we're in trouble.
2013-08-20 03:37:41 PM  
1 vote:

Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.


Never underestimate the pettiness and spitefulness of the average American voter.
2013-08-20 03:29:13 PM  
1 vote:

Lee Jackson Beauregard: 1) Ban birth control. Ban abortion. Abstinence-only edumakashun.  Defund Planned Parenthood. 2) Wonder why so many out of wedlock births. 3) Abolish food stamps. That'll larn them Welfare Queens. (The Welfare Queens with the babies, of course, not the ones with the zillion-dollar contracts with the Small Government®.) 4) Ship all the well-paying jobs overseas. 5) Gut the public schools. You don't need no edumakashun to work a McJob, and teachers are Union Thugs (except when the NRA wants to arm them). 6) Hike taxes on people who work for a living. Cut them on the plutocrats. Abolish the minimum wage. David Koch's Mercedes is six months old and he wants a new one. 7) Wonder why so many people break the law instead of starving quietly, or getting a McJob for take-home pay that won't take them home. 8) zOMG CRIME WAVE! 9) Zillion-dollar Small Government® contracts for private prisons and purveyors of riot gear. 10) No ??? here, baby. 11) Profit! /"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work, and then they get elected and prove it." -- P. J. O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores

I think #8 or 9 becomes the overthrow of the government as so many tea baggers and conspiracy nutters dream about. Except it won't be anything short of massively ugly and there will. be. no. rescue. Or going back.

2013-08-20 03:10:04 PM  
1 vote:

Tomahawk513: Ned Stark: Weaver95: Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.

I honestly don't know. There's this downright bizarre mental block among GOP voters tho. Most cannot focus on the faults of their own party. I mean that literally. They ALWAYS change the subject to the democrats. I can't get my remaining GOP friends to admit that the republicans have made mistakes,

It's very strange.

Good thing Democrats would never have that sort of problem.

Getting rid of Glass-Steagul, supporting the Patriot Act, that's two quick ones.


I don't know why people categorize into the 2 political parties. It is and has always been a struggle between the wealthy aristocracy and everyone else. Allies come and go. Ideologies are borrowed and cast off as they are needed (or not). This didn't begin with Obama or Bush Jr or even the founding of the nation. Why is Haiti despised for what it did- what the US appears to stand for? They threw off the power elite for freedom. BIIIIIG mistake, apparently. Look at Iran. Democracy? F* that. We want their sh*t. Topple their democratically elected ass.
2013-08-20 03:03:50 PM  
1 vote:

Diogenes: Worked for the Postal Service.


????

Actually it didn't, that is the problem with the Postal Service, as far as Republitards are concerned. There is enough income to keep the service running and it won't crash and burn anytime soon. Last year, and it looks like they will again this year, the service told congress to go pound sand and refused to pay that extra retirement funding crap that was forced on them when they were running a surplus.
2013-08-20 03:03:06 PM  
1 vote:
When do we recognize these corporate Loyalists as the farking Tories they are and start punching musket balls through faces again?
2013-08-20 02:59:02 PM  
1 vote:

Ned Stark: Weaver95: Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.

I honestly don't know. There's this downright bizarre mental block among GOP voters tho. Most cannot focus on the faults of their own party. I mean that literally. They ALWAYS change the subject to the democrats. I can't get my remaining GOP friends to admit that the republicans have made mistakes,

It's very strange.

Good thing Democrats would never have that sort of problem.


Most don't. Oh there are a few fanatics he and there but the dnc lacks the insane focus of the religious right.
2013-08-20 02:58:51 PM  
1 vote:
Step 1: Create Medicare "Advantage" with no price controls
Step 2: Watch Medicare costs spiral out of control
Step 3: Complain about Medicare costs being out of control

It's a tried and true method. Why change it if it ain't broke?
2013-08-20 02:56:50 PM  
1 vote:
What's the story, here?  They've admitted that this was their plan all along!  No one on the GOP side is disputing that this is what they're trying to do, they're not even trying to hide the fact that they're making up the numbers!
2013-08-20 02:39:41 PM  
1 vote:

theknuckler_33: Corbett is in big trouble. Some in the state GOP have even suggested he declare that we won't seek re-election to make way for a different GOP candidate.

/he's a complete douchebag


Scott in FL is the same way.  Even the GOP hates him.  Inside and outside the state.
2013-08-20 02:39:37 PM  
1 vote:
You know what couldn't possibly go wrong?

Turning education into healthcare. Lord knows there's no problem with healthcare in this country.
2013-08-20 02:37:24 PM  
1 vote:
i realize that PA is philadelphia and pittsburgh with alabama in-between, but what's the chance that this asshole gets reelected?
2013-08-20 02:36:17 PM  
1 vote:
Corbett is in big trouble. Some in the state GOP have even suggested he declare that we won't seek re-election to make way for a different GOP candidate.

/he's a complete douchebag
2013-08-20 02:33:34 PM  
1 vote:
I see the Republican plan of keeping 'em stupid, fat, sick and poor is moving along swimmingly in PA.
2013-08-20 02:32:47 PM  
1 vote:
www.republicreport.org
"Cheating, dumbasses! You forgot about cheating on the tests!"
2013-08-20 02:23:07 PM  
1 vote:
What do you guys want from the same state that did the kids for cash prison thing?  I mean c'mon.
2013-08-20 02:19:58 PM  
1 vote:

Headso: Electing republicans to positions in government is like hiring the unibomber to head up your IT department.


They're not "repulicans" anymore. They're "independents" and "lolbertarians".
2013-08-20 02:19:51 PM  
1 vote:
I'm gonna have to come to the conclusion that, yes, some people are just pure, farking evil.
2013-08-20 02:19:04 PM  
1 vote:

DarwiOdrade: "The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate," said no Republican ever.


Not coincidentally, that has a lot of words with more than two syllables
2013-08-20 02:17:15 PM  
1 vote:
Not to worry, all those tax dollars PA's getting from fracking will be able pay for this....what, Corbett gave millions in tax breaks to those guys too????  WHAT THE FARK????

At least he didn't let a child molester go unpunished when he was Attorney General....OH WAIT HE DID THAT TOO!  Is this guy going for worst politician in Pennsylvania history?  I know the bar is high, but holy shiat!
2013-08-20 02:15:27 PM  
1 vote:
An educated populace is a dangerous populace.

So let's defund PBS, NPR, NEA, and....oops I forgot.
2013-08-20 02:15:01 PM  
1 vote:
Hey, that's just the Superman they've all been waiting for.
2013-08-20 01:34:19 PM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: Corbett makes Fast Eddie look like a model governor.


Fast Eddie was a scumbag but at least he kept things working. Corbett is out to make money for himself and his buddies and the rest of the state can go pound sand.
2013-08-20 01:18:00 PM  
1 vote:
Haven't clicked, but i assume we're talking abouy Corbett? Because this sounds like his sort of dick move.
 
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