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Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby Steve Vokers » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:02 pm

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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby DCB » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:19 pm

I saw this debate on Here and Now.
Pridemore supports Walker's idea to reward school districts that perform well [at about 20:10 mark].

As Tony Evers points, this would shift more state tax money to wealthy districts. Which would exacerbate the wealth inequality in the state.

At about the 7 minute, Pridemore says he wants to "grow the pot". heh. He does seem to cough a lot - while Evers is talking.

Also, maybe its just me, but Pridemore looks like he's smirking all the time.
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby SlayerDave » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:39 pm

I'll be leaving this race blank tomorrow.

Wouldn't be surprised to see Evers get in the neighborhood of 58%.
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:46 pm

Why won't you vote for Evers?
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:51 pm

C'mon. It's not a conspiracy theory he's got evidence!
I mean, America's always been a leader in the world, so if you were any other country in the world - wouldn't you want to maybe knock America down a few pegs or two, make the playing field for them a little bit better? To me, that's what's really going on here," said Pridemore.


Our awesomeness is so great that it inspires jealousy in every non-American therefore any idea not originated in the US is a insidious plot to take us down.
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby SlayerDave » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:49 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Why won't you vote for Evers?


http://www.tonyevers.com/endorsements

No thank you.
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:57 pm

I see, too many Democrats endorsed him.
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby jjoyce » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:04 pm

DCB wrote:He does seem to cough a lot - while Evers is talking.


I was really hoping Evers would offer him a cough drop. In an American flag wrapper, natch.
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby Detritus » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:09 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:I see, too many Democrats endorsed him.

There are so many Democrats SlayerDave would vote for, if only they weren't so closely linked to other Democrats.
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby SlayerDave » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:20 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:I see, too many Democrats endorsed him.


Eh, if it were close, I'd vote for Evers over Pridemore, who I think would be an embarrassment. Like I said though, it's not going to be close.

Given that, I'll steer clear of John Matthews, AFT, and WEAC endorsees, thanks.
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:27 pm

Ah, it's those damn teachers. Public schools would do a lot better without them.
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby SlayerDave » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:32 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Ah, it's those damn teachers. Public schools would do a lot better without them.


Lol. Nailed it.

A pleasurable, well-reasoned conversation as always.
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:35 pm

So "I hate unions" would be a better argument?
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Re: Pridemore press release NOT written in crayon

Postby kurt_w » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:49 am



That paranoia about the "common core" standards is spreading, and as one would expect, Glenn Beck is right at the center of it all:

The Tea Party’s Next Bogeyman: Obama's Common Core Conspiracy

Last week, conservative talk show host and media mogul Glenn Beck decided to let his listeners in on what he dubbed "the biggest story in American history." It's called System X. "If you don't stop it," he warned, "American history is over as you know it."

As Beck explained it, a little-known Department of Education program, supported by rich philanthropists, business interests, and the United Nations, was turning public schools into the world’s next great data-mining frontier. Using carrots offered up in the 2009 stimulus bill, the federal government and its contractors could compile hundreds of points of data on your kids and use it for who knows what. The result: "System X: a government run by a single party in control of labor, media, education, and banking; joined by big business to further their mutual collective goals."

The gateway to this dystopian future, which Beck predicted would lead to some portions of the United States embracing Nazism, was President Barack Obama's controversial push for a new national curriculum known as Common Core. The conspirators are far-ranging. Rupert Murdoch is in on it. So is the American Legislative Exchange Council, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Jeb Bush.


What's kind of hilarious about this is that the Common Core initiative was created by the National Governors' Association, which of course is mostly Republicans, with almost every state participating. It's not something that Obama came up with, though the administration is certainly being supportive of the states' effort and is promoting it.
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