Seems to me, Ibeshamed, that your contempt is really for the South in general. No?"
No, my contempt is for ignorance and in the South we just happen to have more than our fair share of those who are "proud to be ignorant."
According to ALEC (A major right wing publication) Tennessee ranks 44th among the states when it comes to Education.
The cartoon is more about the inbred mouth breathing banjo plucking morons who currently infest the state legislature than it is about Common Core. These mental midgets cannot distinguish between a mop bucket and a Muslim foot bath yet they are making the laws for this state."
Those morons couldn't infest the state legislature if other morons didn't vote to send them there in the first place.
Hip Hip Hooray for Mr. Bennett. You hit a home run today!! It's obvious the "proud to be ignorant" of Tennessee don't understand and probably never will.
And now for a brief pause; In other news today: Chris Christie's team just cleared him of any wrong doing in Bridgegate. He hired a team of lawyers to investigate his role in Bridgegate and after several months of "investigations" they have cleared him. LOL
This reminds me of another politician:
*"RECENT news accounts growing out of testimony in the ..... investigations have given grossly misleading impressions of many of the facts, as they relate both to my own role and to certain unrelated activities involving national security.
Already, on the basis of second- and third-hand hearsay testimony by persons either convicted or themselves under investigation in the case, I have found myself accused of involvement in activities I never heard of until I read about them in news accounts."*
Richard M. Nixon:
Statements About the Watergate Investigations.
May 22, 1973
Democrat Alex Sink Wants Immigrants To Clean Rooms and Plant Flowers
"In explaining the need for immigration reform, Alex Sink — a seasoned political veteran mind you — actually said we need more immigrants to clean hotel rooms and landscape yards."
Talk about keeping servants.
What if a republican had said that?"
You remind me of a "Peanuts" cartoon. Peppermint Patty is sitting in class with her head thrown back sleeping. The teacher is passing out papers and when Patty gets her paper it has a BIG "Z" on it. She can't understand how in the world she got a "Z" but everyone else gets it.LOL
You think when you find something stupid some Democrat politician has done or said there aren't many more anecdotes for the nutjobs and teabaggers of the Repub. Party? Just so you know since this cartoon is about MINORITY OUTREACH HERE'S A JEWEL FOR YOU COURTESY OF A TEABAGGER:
GOP Lawmaker Thinks Businesses Ought To Be Able To Deny Service To Black People
"A Republican lawmaker in South Dakota thinks there's no need for the government to meddle in the private sector, even if a business were to turn away black customers.
Here's Phil Jensen, a GOP state senator and free market absolutist, in his own words".
"If someone was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and they were running a little bakery for instance, the majority of us would find it detestable that they refuse to serve blacks, and guess what? In a matter of weeks or so that business would shut down because no one is going to patronize them," Jensen told the Rapid City Journal in a story that suggested he just might be the crimson red state's "most conservative lawmaker."
"In this year's legislative session, Jensen offered up a bill that was even more extreme than the legislation in Arizona that would have given businesses an opening to discriminate against LGBT customers."
"Unlike the Arizona bill, Jensen's measure was explicit. It aimed to give business owners permission to deny service based on a customer's "sexual orientation" without the fear of a lawsuit."
"The legislation was ultimately killed in committee, with one GOP lawmaker calling it "a mean, nasty, hateful, vindictive bill.”
"But Jensen, who moved to South Dakota from Kansas in 2003 with a sign taped to his truck saying he was heading north to "Vote Senator [Tom] Daschle Out," remains steadfast in his support of the bill."
"It's a bill that protects the constitutional right to free association, the right to free speech and private property rights," he told the Journal".
The Rooskies wouldn’t have done this unless they knew they could get away with it. Who do you think gave them that idea, even unintentionally, through an open display of weakness and ineptitude?"
And who would have given them any reason to believe this first? How about?
"Bush nonetheless stepped up his courtship, inviting Putin to his ranch outside Crawford, Texas, and later to Camp David. Putin liked to brag that he was the first foreign leader to reach out to Bush after the World Trade Towers fell and that he had overruled his own hardliners to allow American troops into former Soviet-controlled Central Asia as a jumping off point for Afghanistan."
I know what you mean ... the Rooskies were jabbing their finger in our eye on a daily basis and the world was LTFAO at how impotent and broke-azz we were"
Yeah, I now what you mean...Like Putin was jabbing his finger in Bush's eye as Bush looked into his soul..Right? LOL
"Bush's later public comment noting that he had gotten a "sense of his soul" disturbed many inside his own team. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice stiffened even as he said it, worried that the answer might be too effusive -- but she said nothing. Back in Washington, Vice President Dick Cheney and his staff were even more bothered. "A lot of us were kind of rolling our eyes about that," Eric Edelman, then the vice president's deputy national security adviser, recalled later. Every time Cheney saw Putin, he privately told people, "I think KGB, KGB, KGB."
Fred Phelps is dead but I'm sure he has rabid followers to carry on his hate-filled work in the name of God.
"TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America's tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84."
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Obama's are planning for their next vacation to the vineyard.
What a piece of sh!t."
President Obama goes to Martha's vineyard so what? I would rather see him get some vacation time on the vineyard rather than playing cowboy on his make-believe ranch. Now that's a real POS LOL
Bush..., the 43rd president had spent 367 days at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, and his parent's compound at Kennebunkport, Maine, according to a count by CBS News reporter Mark Knoller. Obama, who doesn't own a vacation home, has spent a total of 92 days of his presidency on vacation, according to Knoller.
That's the problem with low-information voters they never get the story straight. Like saying President Obama declared the recession ended in 2009. So, just in case anyone missed that little gem here it is again:
""TOES02800 said... As far as "GWB's great recession" Obama declared the recession over in 2009. According to you, he must be a liar then. Right shameful?"
He's not a liar but your statement is a lie and here's the proof. LOL
*"NEW� YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The Great Recession ended in June 2009,according to the body charged with dating when economic downturns begin and end.
But the news is little comfort to the millions of Americans still out of work, underwater on their mortgages or uncertain about the future.
The National Bureau of Economic Research, an independent group of economists, released a statement Monday saying economic data now clearly point to the economy turning higher last summer. That makes the 18-month recession that started in December 2007 the longest and deepest downturn for the U.S. economy since the Great Depression
There is a chart that shows the length of recent recessions on the link provided.*
**And according to the chart the longest recession prior to Bush's GREAT RECESSION WAS WAIT FOR IT:
Looks like NATO Nations, Poland and Baltic States, are looking for some reassurance from the U.S. against Putin:
*"The US is considering sending ground troops to the Baltic states on new military exercises as it seeks to reassure Nato allies in eastern Europe of its commitment to preventing further territorial incursion by Russia.
Vice president Joe Biden spoke of the plan during a meeting with the Estonian president Toomas Ilves after calls for a tougher US response to Russia’s attempted annexation of the Crimea.
It follows a Pentagon announcement of extra US F-15 jets to join Nato patrols in Poland and the Baltic on March 5, and recent requests by the Ukrainian government for possible US military assistance outside the Nato area.
“We are exploring a number of additional steps to increase the pace and scope of our military co-operation, including rotating US forces to the Baltic region to conduct ground and naval exercises – as well as training missions,” said Biden."*