Oh please, Librul ...
Ki don't know if you bike but there isn't 't any doubt the tacks were malicious. Even if the just "fell" off a truck, the fellow broke the law. You are out of it
Ki, offer constructive comments.
Tomboy is at it again, no racism here: "The problem here is this liberal notion that spending more on education equals performance. No matter how you look at it, that is not the case.I think that their might be a genetic component here that is completely being ignored."
First, show us the evidence where spending less equals improved performance in public education.
Your second comment locates you somewhere along Dayton Pike beside the mountain in about 1860. You say you have a college education but I struggle to find rational thought in you.
Go down to one of those schools you think are loaded with genetically inferior children, particularly elementary and middle schools. Get involved and invest 6 months of really dedicated effort to tutor and be a positive role model and understand the child in front of you. I can pretty much guarantee if you do it honestly and spiritually, you will publicly retract that comment. I dare you to do it and show you are serious about improving the lot of all.
Tomboy sez, "I have been following politics since before I reached puberty." By his posts it seems he never got past it.
I should add I've ridden the 3mtn3state course where the tacks were tossed many times and never encounters a tack, but on other roads like most riders, I've encountered a solitary tack here and there.
KI, the same thing happened on the 3 mtn-3 state event, the Tour de France, and.people toss bricks off of interstate overpasses. Basically there are a lot of red necks and brain dead people thinking the world is an animal house. But, sure, let's add "alleged" in there as a modifier until you are certain.
Fairmon, your crocodile tears are so pretty. By your logic we should perhaps build a steel wall around the president and only allow televised or radio address. Sorry, that isn't my idea of freedom. You should read up on President Wilson after he had his stroke. No walls but his wife still managed to run the office in a shadow office. We got to see President Reagan's initial slide into mental incompetency. Had it happened 4 yrs earlier we would had the chance to see it and react. Not so by your scheme.
Risk is a fact of life, we have a government whose structure offers some accommodation to disaster.
Oh, as to your unrelated value judgments of two presidents, President Carter achieved the only positive move towards peace in the Middle East, he also accurately warned of problems of energy reliance on oil, including by consequence, but unrecognized by everyone, the problem of CO2 and global warming. (He also got the Atlanta interstates enlarged for better or worse.)
To identify weakest Presidents we have to include the last Bush who cost the economy at least $16 trillion dollars in outrageous escapades of war with no tax increase to pay for them.
Folks can hide behind the argument that "religious altruism is the best way to help people rather than governmental social programs," but the reality is it clearly does not work. Why? As you point out, the real problem is greed, those that have much do not have enough, and those who have little have too much.
Re:lonely at the top.
The leader of an organization can honestly state an error was made in a strategic assessment, but the blame is not for the assessment but for selecting the person who made the assessment for the leader. We already know Clapper does not have the best interests of protecting our constitutional rights by his continued support of spy programs on US citizens in the states and his continued opposition to placing any meaningful oversight or limits on spy agency behavior.
We already knew Dick Cheney was an untrustworthy doctrinaire when a minority of the voters selected him and his puppet Bush the Younger for VP and P, respectively.
In the first(present) case, we can blame President Obama for nominating Clapper, but the blame lies on the body that approved the nomination. In the second case, the blame slides downhill to the minority who voted for Cheney. It is a shame President Obama is now sliding down hill towards Georgie-porgie.
Playing the blame game only diverts attention from the real issue, that is we have no business going after ISIL. It will only fan the fires that forge more reprehensible fanatics. That kind of escalation of radical religious politics in the Levant is already proven.