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Aug 3, 2012 Eleven Finger Freak commented on Charter Schools Backers Spend Big on Sylvester Cann.
Maybe I'm confused, but aren't these guys a charter school?

http://www.techaccess.org/what-we-do/taf…

TAF was founded by Trish Millines Dziko, a lesbian and former Microsoftie turned social entrepreneur. I'm having a hard time accepting that she used her non-profit to setup a charter school to convert children into Christians as part of a Republican plot to privatize education. I guess there might be a black LGBT religious conservative Republican who would want poor kids of color to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math. But wouldn't the appearance of such a chimera coincide with other unexplained phenomenon like hell freezing over and pigs with angel wings soaring overhead?

We all know Republicans have fetishized privatization and public education has been in their cross-hairs for years. Nonetheless, everyone who is interested in charter schools is not a Republican, Christian, or wants to dismantle public education. Saying that kind of stuff seems more like a scare tactic to keep anyone from talking about it for fear they get slimed... a way to shame people into maintaining the status quo even though everyone openly acknowledges it is broken. That doesn't sound very democratic or liberal to my ears. That sound more like the kind of tactics conservatives typically use to win their arguments.
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Jun 18, 2009 Eleven Finger Freak commented on Civil Disobedience: A Proposal.
Dan inspired me to blog about this... although I doubt he agrees with me...

http://www.oyoempire.com/v1/node/60

Jun 18, 2009 Eleven Finger Freak commented on Brace Yourself For This Bullshit.
My #73 is the correction :) My bad for not using spell check correctly. Keep using your bully pulpit Dan but please use it to actually do something!
Jun 18, 2009 Eleven Finger Freak commented on Brace Yourself For This Bullshit.
#71 - I agree. Dan shouldn't STFU and go away like some folks are saying. This is an unfair situation and the more noise made about gay marriage, the better! But I think unless we fight effectively then nothing is going to change. And we need to start by taking the fight to those who have the power to write, change and repeal laws. Complaining to anyone else is basically pissing into the wind.
Jun 18, 2009 Eleven Finger Freak commented on Brace Yourself For This Bullshit.
#71 - I agree. Dan should've STFU and go away like some folks are saying. This is an unfair situation and the more noise made about gay marriage, the better! But I think unless we fight effectively then nothing is going to change. And we need to start by taking the fight to those who have the power to write, change and repeal laws. Complaining to anyone else is basically pissing into the wind.
Jun 18, 2009 Eleven Finger Freak commented on What Everyone Else Is Saying.
#9 - Congress is trying to pass the buck, as always. Anything but take responsibility for what they did. As if they need permission from Obama to take action on something they know is wrong. They are REALLY STARTING TO ANNOY ME WITH THIS SH_T. Every time we try to get some meaningful reform they start playing games. EVERY TIME!!!! Until we start making them do their jobs they will keep playing games and dead the changes we demanded when we flipped Congress to majority Dem and elected Obama.
Jun 18, 2009 Eleven Finger Freak commented on Civil Disobedience: A Proposal.
I like the idea but it will only be symbolic since Obama doesn't have the power to repeal laws. This should be done to our WA congressional delegation first and then the rest of the members of Congress until they relent and repeal it. Here's a link to the Senate vote http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/ro… and the House vote http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1996/roll316.…. Every "Yea" vote that is still in in office should get an unfriendly visit.
Jun 17, 2009 Eleven Finger Freak commented on What the President Said.
Hmmm... sounds like he's saying the current law is the issue. Time to start demanding Congress repeal DOMA.
Jun 17, 2009 Eleven Finger Freak commented on Obama: Some Federal Employees Are More Equal Than Others.
That said, I like the phrase "that said,"...
Jun 17, 2009 Eleven Finger Freak commented on Obama: Some Federal Employees Are More Equal Than Others.
That said, I do realize I'm not the one whose right to marry isn't being stepped on. The perspective is undoubtedly different when you're on the receiving end of discriminatory practices. So start hounding your congress critters!!!!
 

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