Gov. Bobby Jindal Withdraws Louisiana From Common Core Standards Program

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Remember when Bobby Jindal called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party?

Well, after doing his best to destroy the Louisiana public school system and allow religious charter schools to receive state funding, Jindal has now decided to withdraw Louisiana from the Common Core educational standards program.

Simmering tensions over the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana erupted into an intramural battle as Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) declared he was withdrawing his state from the national education standards while the state’s top education officials insisted Louisiana would keep them.

He said Wednesday he was opposed to the standards because he came to see them as a “federal takeover” of state educationIn a hastily arranged public announcement Wednesday, Jindal said he had issued an executive order to remove Louisiana from a consortium of states that is creating new standardized tests based on the Common Core standards in reading and math for grades K through 12.

Jindal, a possible presidential candidate, was an early supporter of the standards. But as they came under fire by critics, including tea party groups, Jindal’s support dissolved.

Also see Wikipedia for a table of wingnut efforts to roll Common Core back.

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119 comments

1 Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2014 1:50:22pm
2 Kragar  Jun 18, 2014 2:20:44pm
3 HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2014 2:20:54pm

I guess Common Core didn’t require exorcism.

4 Ian G.  Jun 18, 2014 2:21:02pm

Can someone explain what the controversy over Common Core is? Is it just more deranged wingnut paranoia about how learning about biology will turn their children into homosexual communists?

5 HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2014 2:21:10pm

re: #2 Kragar

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Jindal is an ass clown.

6 jaunte  Jun 18, 2014 2:21:50pm

Jindal:

“In Louisiana we have no state approval of curriculum, we have no state approval of textbooks, as I said to the convention, I believe in trusting parents. I want the dollars to follow the child. I want parents to decide what is the best learning environment for their student, their child. Maybe it is a parochial school, maybe it is a Christian school, maybe it is a traditional public school, a charter school, online program, maybe it is a homeschool. We don’t need a one-size fits all approach, every child learns differently.”

Maybe they just go to work when they’re five.

7 HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2014 2:21:50pm

re: #4 Ian G.

Can someone explain what the controversy over Common Core is? Is it just more deranged wingnut paranoia about how learning about biology will turn them into homosexual communists?

I think it’s something something centralized education indoctrination! Because you know telling kids that the earth is 5000 years old isn’t that.

8 Iwouldprefernotto  Jun 18, 2014 2:22:11pm

So Common Core was aborted? What’s next, Gay Marriage?

9 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 18, 2014 2:23:05pm

BECAUSE SCIENCE & MATH ARE LIES FROM TEH PITS OF HELL!!!!!!1!!!

10 b.d.  Jun 18, 2014 2:23:24pm

I guess they were teaching too much about Volcano monitoring.

11 jonhendry  Jun 18, 2014 2:23:33pm

re: #4 Ian G.

Can someone explain what the controversy over Common Core is? Is it just more deranged wingnut paranoia about how learning about biology will turn their children into homosexual communists?

I know some teachers who are not wingnuts and are smart, rational people, who have concerns about it. Probably not the same concerns as the wingnuts, but concerns all the same.

12 jaunte  Jun 18, 2014 2:24:08pm

“I want the dollars to follow the child.”

Right into the pockets of private enterprise.

13 jonhendry  Jun 18, 2014 2:24:55pm

re: #12 jaunte

“I want the dollars to follow the child.”

Right into the pockets of private enterprise.

And churches.

14 Kragar  Jun 18, 2014 2:25:37pm

Well, you do save money on text books when all you buy are bibles

15 Gus  Jun 18, 2014 2:27:01pm

“Their legislation is larded with wasteful spending,” Jindal said. “It includes … $140 million for something called ‘volcano monitoring.’ Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C.”
— Bobby Jindal

16 iossarian  Jun 18, 2014 2:27:20pm

re: #4 Ian G.

Can someone explain what the controversy over Common Core is? Is it just more deranged wingnut paranoia about how learning about biology will turn their children into homosexual communists?

Basically, although the idea of establishing what it means to complete High School Algebra is not a bad one in itself, it runs into two difficulties:

One is educational in that the Common Core can be seen as being too prescriptive in terms of how you teach High School Algebra.

The other is the fact that the Common Core may well be used as the baseline for further NCLB/Race to the Top performance-based pay abominations.

Cogent criticisms that I have seen are based on these complaints. The tea-nuts are opposed because Obama, freedom and GUNS!!!

17 Dr. Matt  Jun 18, 2014 2:28:01pm

re: #14 Kragar

Well, you do save money on text books when all you buy are bibles

He can just steal the bibles from the countless half star hotels in Louisiana.

18 dog philosopher  Jun 18, 2014 2:28:35pm

Remember when Bobby Jindal called on Republicans to

got too many angry emails citing the constitutional guarantee of stupidity

19 Gus  Jun 18, 2014 2:32:17pm

20 jaunte  Jun 18, 2014 2:42:34pm

“Noah, being the smart man he was … he’s going to bring a baby or young one along that’s gonna live longer, reproduce a lot more.”

21 Justanotherhuman  Jun 18, 2014 2:43:52pm

LA considers kids “educated” when they are thoroughly indoctrinated with religion.

What they don’t tell you is that every single one of these “schools” is run by christians.

“Maybe it is a parochial school, maybe it is a Christian school, maybe it is a traditional public school, a charter school, online program, maybe it is a homeschool.”

Jindal is as much of a theocrat as any other you’d find these days.

22 dog philosopher  Jun 18, 2014 2:44:39pm

re: #20 jaunte

“Noah, being the smart man he was … he’s going to bring a baby or young one along that’s gonna live longer, reproduce a lot more.”

also, he had much bigger cubits than today’s people of this modern world of today

23 jaunte  Jun 18, 2014 2:46:52pm

Petersburg, Ky Creation Museum:

“Most dinosaurs were reasonably small — about the size of a sheep or a pony. Even large sauropods were much smaller when they were young (just like a crocodile is small at first — when it hatches out of an egg, you can even hold it in your hand!). So the Ark had plenty of room for all the land animal kinds, including every dinosaur ‘kind.’”buzzfeed.com

24 dog philosopher  Jun 18, 2014 2:47:07pm

bomb bomb bomb

what can you expect from an american male population that won’t touch quiche because of its deep seated fear that consuming an egg and bacon pie will cause them to grow breasts?

they want BOMB because MEN BOMB

TALK no good because WOMAN TALK

BAM BAM
BAM BAM BAM

BAM BAM
BAM BAM BAM

25 Bubblehead II  Jun 18, 2014 2:47:29pm

re: #20 jaunte

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“Noah, being the smart man he was … he’s going to bring a baby or young one along that’s gonna live longer, reproduce a lot more.”

Hey Jaunte. Do me a favor and post this over on my page.

The more scorn that can be heaped on this “museum” the better.

26 dog philosopher  Jun 18, 2014 2:48:21pm

re: #23 jaunte

Petersburg, Ky Creation Museum:

question:

did noah take one of each type of bacteria, fungus, and virus?

27 jaunte  Jun 18, 2014 2:50:33pm

re: #26 dog philosopher

“They all fit! No matter what you ask, the answer is, they all fit!!! It’s in the book!!!!”

28 jaunte  Jun 18, 2014 2:51:19pm

New Louisiana State science standards.

29 dog philosopher  Jun 18, 2014 2:51:39pm

Iraq’s Shiite prime minister extended overtures Wednesday to his Sunni and Kurdish political

i’ll take the william tell

30 De Kolta Chair  Jun 18, 2014 2:51:45pm

re: #4 Ian G.

Can someone explain what the controversy over Common Core is? Is it just more deranged wingnut paranoia about how learning about biology will turn their children into homosexual communists?

Some parents are against Common Core because the test questions are too hard, which I’ve always thought was one the purposes of test questions.

31 Shazam  Jun 18, 2014 2:52:32pm

Theology is just fan-theorizing from the world’s most hardcore fans.

32 EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2014 2:53:57pm

Jindal is choosing to be as stupid as any other doctrinaire wingnut.

I have much less respect for panderers like Jindal than for the sincerely ignorant.

33 Skip Intro  Jun 18, 2014 2:54:25pm

Jindal looks more and more like the Mad Magazine mascot.

34 Sophist, D.D., DDS, DFH  Jun 18, 2014 2:55:03pm

re: #13 jonhendry

And churches.

There’s a difference?

35 Justanotherhuman  Jun 18, 2014 2:59:16pm

“Louisiana Believes”…rather than thinks.

And “Pease visit Arete Scholars Louisiana for more information, including how to both donate and apply for scholarships.” (no, that’s not a typo)

louisianabelieves.com

36 Sophist, D.D., DDS, DFH  Jun 18, 2014 3:00:28pm
Jindal, a possible presidential candidate, was an early supporter of the standards. But as they came under fire by critics, including tea party groups, Jindal’s support dissolved.

This paragraph pretty much sums up the entire Republican party theses days, doesn’t it? Selling out all your convictions in a vain attempt to win over the tricorn wearing reactionaries.

37 Eigth Immortal  Jun 18, 2014 3:00:49pm

re: #30 De Kolta Chair

There’s too hard, and then there’s unreasonable, which they charge Common Core with. At least, that’s the argument against it I keep hearing. But I am speaking completely second hand here, I’m neither a teacher nor a student.

38 Justanotherhuman  Jun 18, 2014 3:03:06pm

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39 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2014 3:03:12pm

re: #27 jaunte

“They all fit! No matter what you ask, the answer is, they all fit!!! It’s in the book!!!!”

The ark was a Tardis

40 GeneJockey  Jun 18, 2014 3:03:43pm

re: #24 dog philosopher

bomb bomb bomb

what can you expect from an american male population that won’t touch quiche because of its deep seated fear that consuming an egg and bacon pie will cause them to grow breasts?

they want BOMB because MEN BOMB

TALK no good because WOMAN TALK

BAM BAM
BAM BAM BAM

BAM BAM
BAM BAM BAM

Jesus, it’s got bacon, cheese, onions, scrambled eggs, and pie crust. What’s not to like?

41 GeneJockey  Jun 18, 2014 3:04:27pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

The ark was a Tardis

The Dinosaurs were assigned to the B Ark, along with the Unicorns.

42 Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2014 3:05:06pm

re: #40 GeneJockey

Jesus, it’s got bacon, cheese, onions, scrambled eggs, and pie crust. What’s not to like?

IT’S FRENCH WHICH MEANS IT’LL TURN YOU INTO A FRENCHMAN AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU’LL BE WEARING A BERET!!

43 GeneJockey  Jun 18, 2014 3:06:08pm

re: #42 Dr Lizardo

IT’S FRENCH WHICH MEANS IT’LL TURN YOU INTO A FRENCHMAN AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU’LL BE WEARING A BERET!!

Let’s call it Scrambled Egg Pie, now with BACON!!!!! That’ll sell it.

44 EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2014 3:06:31pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

The ark was a Tardis

People who take the ark story as literal truth deserve all the mockery they get.

Mark Twain had amusing comments on the subject, like Noah needing to make sure the passengers in the ark had their fair share of diseases so that the corresponding pathogens would be preserved from the flood.

45 TedStriker  Jun 18, 2014 3:08:48pm

re: #33 Skip Intro

Jindal looks more and more like the Mad Magazine mascot.

Is Jindal looking more like Alfred E. Neuman or is it the other way around, seeing how MAD’s been going full metal wingnut as of late?

46 goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2014 3:11:44pm

re: #37 Eigth Immortal

There’s too hard, and then there’s unreasonable, which they charge Common Core with. At least, that’s the argument against it I keep hearing. But I am speaking completely second hand here, I’m neither a teacher nor a student.

Common Core was specifically designed to be in line with reasonable standards already being met by other first world nations.

How do these new standards compare to those in high-performing nations?

William Schmidt did a comparative analysis of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, finding that they resemble those of high-performing, or “A+ countries” (defined as those that had their 8th grade students placing at the top of NAEP), and have more rigor, focus, and coherence than the standards they replace. In fact, he found a 90% overlap between the CCSS and the standards of the A+ countries.

The CCSS emphasize the 21st Century skills of creative, problem-solving, and critical thinking, needed to succeed in today’s world, a focus shared by the world’s highest performing education systems. In Hong Kong, the strategy is called “Learning to Learn” and focuses on moving away from memorization toward liberal studies, problem solving, creativity, and critical thinking. In Finland, learning goals focus on “21st century citizen skills, including problem-solving, teamwork and entrepreneurship skills, participation and initiative.” And in the European Union, there is a focus on innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, self-direction, and motivation.

Let’s hope that the American revival of adapting best practices from other nations will restore our education system as the envy of the world.

The standards aren’t unreasonable at all. That is unless we as Americans choose to settle for mediocrity.

47 wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2014 3:14:12pm

re: #46 goddamnedfrank

Common Core was specifically designed to be in line with reasonable standards already being met by other first world nations.

The standards aren’t unreasonable at all. That is unless we as Americans choose to settle for mediocrity.

America has become Bart Simpson— an underachiever and proud of it.

48 GeneJockey  Jun 18, 2014 3:15:11pm

re: #44 EPR-radar

People who take the ark story as literal truth deserve all the mockery they get.

Mark Twin had amusing comments on the subject, like Noah needing to make sure the passengers in the ark had their fair share of diseases so that the corresponding pathogens would be preserved from the flood.

I’ve had discussions with YEC’s trying to justify still believing in the Ark story tell me that Noah didn’t have to of EACH SPECIES, just two of each “Kind”. So, a pair of “Felines”, from whom all current Felid species evolved.

In only 4500 years.

See, they can’t accept that dogs and cats evolved from a common ancestor over 50 Million years, but they CAN accept that all Felids evolved from a common ancestor in 1/10,000 the time.

49 Amory Blaine  Jun 18, 2014 3:16:29pm

50 Decatur Deb  Jun 18, 2014 3:16:29pm

re: #6 jaunte

Jindal:

Maybe it is a parochial school, maybe it is a Christian school, maybe it is a traditional public school, a charter school, online program, maybe it is a homeschool.

Maybe they just go to work when they’re five.

Maybe it’s a fuckn’ segregation academy. Call it what it is.

51 lawhawk  Jun 18, 2014 3:16:47pm

There are issues with how the states have adopted common core, and whether there was sufficient funds and lead-in to get common core concepts integrated into curricula.

But that’s not the issue here; the GOP has moved to adopt a position that Common Core is a federal government intrusion into what states can do on education, and they’re rebelling against it the only way they know how - loudly, shrilly, and without any actual education plan of their own that doesn’t dumb down standards and produce an inferior education system.

52 Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2014 3:17:13pm

While we’re on the subject of education,

Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In All UK Public Schools

In what’s being heralded as a secular triumph, the UK government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all existing and future academies and free schools.

The new clauses, which arrived with very little fanfare last week, state that the…

…requirement for every academy and free school to provide a broad and balanced curriculum in any case prevents the teaching of creationism as evidence based theory in any academy or free school.

So, if an academy or free school teaches creationism as scientifically valid, it’s breaking the funding agreement to provide a “broad and balanced curriculum.”

In the UK, state-funded academies are basically equivalent to charter schools in the United States, and are primarily comprised of high schools. Free schools, which were introduced in 2010, are non-profit making, independent, state-funded schools which are not controlled by a local authority, but are subject to the School Admissions Code. Free schools make it possible for parents, teachers, charities, and business to set up their own schools.

In addition to the new clauses, the UK government clarified the meaning of creationism, reminding everyone that it’s a minority view even within the Church of England and the Catholic Church.

I can only imagine the wingnut reaction if this were happening in the US. It would breach the wingularity.

io9.com

Also, now a page: littlegreenfootballs.com

53 wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2014 3:19:13pm

re: #49 Amory Blaine

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That truck says ‘Dodge’. Should have been the house.

54 EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2014 3:19:56pm

re: #48 GeneJockey

I’ve had discussions with YEC’s trying to justify still believing in the Ark story tell me that Noah didn’t have to of EACH SPECIES, just two of each “Kind”. So, a pair of “Felines”, from whom all current Felid species evolved.

In only 4500 years.

See, they can’t accept that dogs and cats evolved from a common ancestor over 50 Million years, but they CAN accept that all Felids evolved from a common ancestor in 1/10,000 the time.

To me, this “kinds” business looks like post-hoc bullshit cooked up with one purpose in mind —- to firmly place humans and animals into separate “kinds” as a prelude to denying that humans evolved from non-human ancestors.

I imagine it would be very difficult to squeeze a decent definition of “kind” out of a creationist. In fact, humans and animals being of separate “kinds” is probably the only really essential property that “kinds” have for creationists.

55 Amory Blaine  Jun 18, 2014 3:21:43pm

These conservatives think nothing of throwing whole educational systems into flux with no exit strategies. Here’s something that doesn’t happen with public schools, they don’t close in the middle of the night with no reasons or explanations. Something that has happened with the charter schools. And when the hedge funds that want to run all these schools go bust, then what?

56 Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2014 3:21:53pm

Bobby Jindal would make a great Alfred E. Neuman.

57 TedStriker  Jun 18, 2014 3:22:18pm

re: #50 Decatur Deb

Maybe it’s a fuckn’ segregation academy. Call it what it is.

Something that MS and AL still has more than a few of, IIRC (I’m not as sure about GA and LA).

58 Skip Intro  Jun 18, 2014 3:22:25pm

re: #45 TedStriker

Is Jindal looking more like Alfred E. Neuman or is it the other way around, seeing how MAD’s been going full metal wingnut as of late?

I think Jindal looks more like Alfred E. Neuman than Alfred E. Neuman does.

59 Decatur Deb  Jun 18, 2014 3:24:28pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

Bobby Jindal would make a great Alfred E. Neuman.

Doesn’t worry about volcanoes.

60 wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2014 3:24:33pm
61 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 18, 2014 3:25:12pm
62 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 18, 2014 3:26:46pm

HURR HURR!!!! BECAUSE SLUTZ IS WORSER THEN TEH JUNK FOOD EATERZ!!!!!!

63 GeneJockey  Jun 18, 2014 3:31:29pm

re: #62 Pie-onist Overlord

HURR HURR!!!! BECAUSE SLUTZ IS WORSER THEN TEH JUNK FOOD EATERZ!!!!!!

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What’s her point? If they ate ore apples and oranges, they’d probably not get diabetes?

64 Justanotherhuman  Jun 18, 2014 3:32:52pm

And he thought he was getting back at his ex-girlfriend. Surprise!

Bomb threat delayed Sea-Tac flight; man arrested

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65 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 18, 2014 3:36:08pm

re: #63 GeneJockey

What’s her point? If they ate ore apples and oranges, they’d probably not get diabetes?

My tweet was in response to this Derp:

66 TedStriker  Jun 18, 2014 3:36:31pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

Bobby Jindal would make a great Alfred E. Neuman.

re: #58 Skip Intro

I think Jindal looks more like Alfred E. Newman than Alfred E. Newman does.

re: #59 Decatur Deb

Doesn’t worry about volcanoes.

Gus or somebody needs to do a ‘chop of Jindal’s head on the Neuman “What, me worry?” picture.

Talk about LOL’ing my ass off…

67 Jack Burton  Jun 18, 2014 3:36:47pm

re: #4 Ian G.

Can someone explain what the controversy over Common Core is? Is it just more deranged wingnut paranoia about how learning about biology will turn their children into homosexual communists?

This is probably part of it.

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Cache Link, not giving that bastard-coated bastard any traffic.

68 wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2014 3:37:45pm

“Any such attempted exercise of law enforcement powers by an official of a land management agency IS NOT RECOGNIZED by Carbon County,” the resolution stated (caps in original), “and shall be deemed AN IMMINENT THREAT TO THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE CITIZENS OF CARBON COUNTY.”

It should be renamed the way I read it: Cabrón County.

69 BongCrodny  Jun 18, 2014 3:38:40pm

re: #23 jaunte

Petersburg, Ky Creation Museum:

“Most dinosaurs were reasonably small — about the size of a sheep or a pony. Even large sauropods were much smaller when they were young (just like a crocodile is small at first — when it hatches out of an egg, you can even hold it in your hand!). So the Ark had plenty of room for all the land animal kinds, including every dinosaur ‘kind.’”

“This is great stuff. I could make a career out of this guy! You see how clever his part is? How it doesn’t require a shred of proof? Most paranoid delusions are intricate, but this is brilliant! — Dr. Peter Silberman, “The Terminator”

70 jaunte  Jun 18, 2014 3:38:55pm

re: #65 Pie-onist Overlord

Looking at her timeline, it appears that she just keeps spamming the same messages over and over.

71 HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2014 3:39:23pm

re: #62 Pie-onist Overlord

HURR HURR!!!! BECAUSE SLUTZ IS WORSER THEN TEH JUNK FOOD EATERZ!!!!!!

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Yet she says nothing to the guys who have their viagra covered. Typical RW dumbass who just hears sluts want government to cover their contraception.

72 HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2014 3:39:38pm

re: #70 jaunte

Looking at her timeline, it appears that she just keeps spamming the same messages over and over.

Of course, like any good wingnut.

73 darthstar  Jun 18, 2014 3:39:44pm
74 jaunte  Jun 18, 2014 3:40:10pm

re: #69 BongCrodny

The great part is how they answer the question “What happened to all the dinosaurs.”
“Oh, they were killed off, by humans, like a lot of things were.”

75 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 18, 2014 3:40:42pm

re: #70 jaunte

Looking at her timeline, it appears that she just keeps spamming the same messages over and over.

Just like Janie.

76 HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2014 3:41:11pm

You know, there used to be a time when conservatives prided themselves on believing in and actually perhaps improving education. Now? They’re filled with people like Jindal who think that every class should be Bible study time.

77 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 18, 2014 3:41:21pm
78 Justanotherhuman  Jun 18, 2014 3:41:27pm

Prosecutors: Man accused of breaking into home of actress Sandra Bullock charged with possessing ‘arsenal of weapons’ - @NBCLA
End of alert

79 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2014 3:42:18pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

Bobby Jindal would make a great Alfred E. Neuman.

What, me study?

80 goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2014 3:43:02pm

re: #68 wrenchwench

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It should be renamed the way I read it: Cabrón County.

That’s straight up insurrection. These assholes are going to get BLM rangers killed.

81 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 18, 2014 3:43:04pm
82 jaunte  Jun 18, 2014 3:43:12pm

re: #77 Pie-onist Overlord

I hope it lasts long enough for everyone to get home.

83 Justanotherhuman  Jun 18, 2014 3:43:22pm

re: #68 wrenchwench

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It should be renamed the way I read it: Cabrón County.

They can say it all day and night and even codify it, but Federal law trumps anything they can pass regarding Federal lands and enforcement.

84 HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2014 3:44:55pm

re: #81 Pie-onist Overlord

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Imagine if tcot used the energy they’ve used getting pissed that the patent office removed the Redskins ability to trademark the name on things that could actually improve lives……

85 darthstar  Jun 18, 2014 3:45:34pm
86 HappyWarrior  Jun 18, 2014 3:46:50pm

Damn so hot out there and of course the nearby pool is closed for a swim meet.

87 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 18, 2014 3:49:39pm
88 TedStriker  Jun 18, 2014 3:52:20pm

re: #80 goddamnedfrank

That’s straight up insurrection. These assholes are going to get BLM rangers killed.

Call me cynical, but I think that’s the general idea, at least for some.

Supremacy Clause, meet morans. Morans, meet the Supremacy Clause.

89 aagcobb  Jun 18, 2014 3:52:31pm

re: #40 GeneJockey

Jesus, it’s got bacon, cheese, onions, scrambled eggs, and pie crust. What’s not to like?

Its furrin name.

90 Justanotherhuman  Jun 18, 2014 3:53:13pm

Also known as “insider trading”.

Prosecutors Gathering Evidence for Grand Jury in CMS Leak Case

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WASHINGTON—Prosecutors are gathering evidence for a grand-jury probe into whether congressional staff helped tip Wall Street traders to a change in health-care policy, an indication the long-running investigation has entered a more serious phase.

“Public documents show federal law-enforcement officials and the Securities and Exchange Commission are seeking records and other evidence from the House Ways and Means Committee and a top congressional health-care aide, Brian Sutter, staff director of the Ways and Means Committee’s health-care subpanel.

“The SEC sent subpoenas to the House committee and Mr. Sutter seeking documents and testimony in the matter, according to documents made public by Rep. David Camp (R., Mich.), who is the committee chairman, and Mr. Sutter.” More

91 gwangung  Jun 18, 2014 3:57:23pm

re: #72 HappyWarrior

Of course, like any good wingnut.

Or communist. What she’s doing is essentially Lysenkoism, trying to make science fit into her politics.

92 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 18, 2014 4:00:56pm

re: #4 Ian G.

Can someone explain what the controversy over Common Core is? Is it just more deranged wingnut paranoia about how learning about biology will turn their children into homosexual communists?

Obama supports it.

93 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 18, 2014 4:01:37pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

The ark was a Tardis

I thought it was like Tetris?

RBS

94 Justanotherhuman  Jun 18, 2014 4:05:45pm

Second baby I’ve seen this week left in hot vehicle while dad goes to work, unaware.

Authorities: Child dies after being left in hot car in Atlanta; father being questioned - @11alivenews
Read more on 11alive.com

Rockledge [FL] police say baby found dead in hot pickup truck

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95 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 18, 2014 4:06:06pm

re: #77 Pie-onist Overlord
Watch: Brazil’s Maracana stadium has a wobbly staircase of death

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After the wall collapsed in the Journalists room (and if ever there was a place you didn’t want to have a problem) I’d be very afraid.

RBS

96 calochortus  Jun 18, 2014 4:12:53pm

re: #94 Justanotherhuman

Second baby I’ve seen this week left in hot vehicle while dad goes to work, unaware.

Authorities: Child dies after being left in hot car in Atlanta; father being questioned - @11alivenews
Read more on 11alive.com

Rockledge [FL] police say baby found dead in hot pickup truck

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Sadly, now that kids have to be in the back seat for their safety in case of a head on crash, more are being forgotten by distracted parents. I’m not sure whether net lives are being saved or not.

It’s hard to imagine forgetting a baby in the back seat, unless you’ve been busy, sleep deprived parent and are doing something out of your usual routine.

97 Kragar  Jun 18, 2014 4:13:56pm
98 KerFuFFler  Jun 18, 2014 4:15:19pm
“We don’t need a one-size fits all approach, every child learns differently.” Jindal

The Common Core does not require that all students learn using the same approach. It identifies learning objectives or goals that all children should aspire to understand and remember. The degree of mastery will vary from student to student, as will the specific techniques that they use to make the material their own. For example, one student might memorize something by repeating it out loud while others could better remember something they drew a picture of, wrote down or composed a story or poem about. Saying we want all kids to be able to count (an objective) is not saying there is only one way to practice that skill. Common Core need not be “cookie cutter”.

99 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 18, 2014 4:16:16pm

re: #97 Kragar
Was their “root sin” thinking a Christian university would treat rape victims like human beings?

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Perhaps their sin was being born without a “root”. After all, the original fall of man was due to a woman, so they are ultimately to blame anyhow. /Fundy

100 KerFuFFler  Jun 18, 2014 4:19:27pm

re: #96 calochortus

It’s hard to imagine forgetting a baby in the back seat, unless you’ve been busy, sleep deprived parent and are doing something out of your usual routine.

Most of the examples I’ve heard of are because it was the parent driving that did not usually drop the child at daycare———and so many little ones nod off to sleep in the car. If the parent goes on autopilot, a sleeping baby is not likely to remind them they are in the car too.

So sad…

101 Kragar  Jun 18, 2014 4:20:41pm

re: #99 RealityBasedSteve

Coming from a conservative Mennonite family, Katie Landry, who at age 19 had never even held hands with a boy, was raped multiple times by her supervisor at her summer job. Two years later, haunted by the attacks, and attending Bob Jones University, she sought help from then dean of students, Jim Berg.

According to Landry, Berg asked whether she’d been drinking or smoking pot and if she had been “impure.” He then brought up her “root sin.”

“He goes, ‘Well, there’s always a sin under other sin. There’s a root sin,’” Landry explained. “And he said, ‘We have to find the sin in your life that caused your rape.’ And I just ran.”

“He just confirmed my worst nightmare,” she added. “It was something I had done. It was something about me. It was my fault.”

102 wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2014 4:30:08pm

re: #101 Kragar

Half the human race is there just to serve as a scapegoat for the other half.

103 calochortus  Jun 18, 2014 4:30:22pm

re: #101 Kragar

I would have thought the sin was the rapist’s, but what do I , a mere woman, know?

104 wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2014 4:31:14pm

re: #103 calochortus

I would have thought the sin was the rapist’s, but what do I , a mere woman, know?

Your sin is thinking you know anything.

105 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Jun 18, 2014 4:32:00pm

106 wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2014 4:32:45pm
107 wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2014 4:33:38pm

We have reached the skeletal art portion of our program.

108 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Jun 18, 2014 4:34:03pm

re: #106 wrenchwench

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109 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 18, 2014 4:34:10pm

re: #105 Ding-an-sich Wannabe

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That embroidered cushion made me think “Well, his mother loved him.”

110 calochortus  Jun 18, 2014 4:35:50pm

re: #104 wrenchwench

Your sin is thinking you know anything.

I’ll be sure to repent just as soon as I become religious.

111 wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2014 4:36:33pm

re: #108 Ding-an-sich Wannabe

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112 Bubblehead II  Jun 18, 2014 4:37:50pm

re: #105 Ding-an-sich Wannabe

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Weird. And on that note, I bid you all all good night.

Sleep well Lizards and may the Deity of your choice smile down upon you and yours.

113 darthstar  Jun 18, 2014 4:40:22pm

Scale…on a big-ass scale

114 b.d.  Jun 18, 2014 4:41:43pm

re: #113 darthstar

Scale…on a big-ass scale

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what a cool chart

115 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Jun 18, 2014 4:43:59pm

116 nsmith25  Jun 18, 2014 4:48:00pm

In re: Common Core.

I teach at a private high school in KY. There are plenty of teachers who have issues with the specifics and the development of the specific standards that now exist, but they are all reasonable arguments. The overall concept of having a set of standards for all across the country is a good thing. It doesn’t mean ceding control at a local level. In Kentucky or in Louisiana, we fight the perception (mostly correct) that our education system is flawed, and far behind. Students reaching common core standards means that the negative perception can be minimized. If every high school student must meet the same set of standards, each college and university now has students from various states on a more equal ground. It now becomes more about what each individual student does to separate themselves in terms of admission to college.

117 wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2014 4:52:08pm

re: #113 darthstar

Scale…on a big-ass scale

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Sarcastic Rover’s tweet is deleted, but Science Porn’s tweet is still up.

118 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Jun 18, 2014 4:53:05pm

119 Randall Gross  Jun 18, 2014 5:11:59pm

re: #115 Ding-an-sich Wannabe

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So that’s why they call it the big dog.


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