We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As a heterosexual male I never thought I'd say this, but I think I have a huge crush on this fat man. Can he be cloned a couple dozen times?
Intelligent, consistent, fiscally conservative guys like Christie or Paul should be the direction the GOP heads in. We already tried electing a vapid dunderhead "outsider" like Palin - his name was George W Bush - it didn't work.
Christie would be a good pres candidate in 2012. I don't care if a chimp is his running mate.
I've got a better running mate for him than a chimp - consider either the gov. of AZ or LA. These 'do what we gotta do' governors are making a name for themselves.
Ok Ladies and Gentlemen the real evidence becomes available. The statistical proof as to the amount of harm black shirted fem/nazis can do to an entire population (community, culture, etc.) is now available. Of course I would also like to see the information regarding California, New Jersey, Missouri, and Arizona--the other states in the fem/nazi's Leadership network ! Read the link and become convinced!
I'll tell you what the key to Christie's appeal (and effectiveness) is: he is kick-ass when speaking extemporaneously. Maybe this is due to his prosecutor training, but the guy can order his thoughts, season them with inflection and emotion, and make a cogent, reason-based reply--all on the fly.
To succeed in the battle against the "progressives", our folks have to be able to bring at least two times the firepower to bear, because they're having to overcome the smothering media bias as well. It's not enough to have good ideas; those are great for think tank pieces. But if you want to be successful as an elected conservative politician, you've got to have both ideas and communication skills. George Bush, God love him, even as a fellow Texan I was tired of hearing him after eight years, mainly because he kept whiffing on teed-up targets. Christie hasn't whiffed yet.
I noted that the teacher's defense of her position was teachers do what they do because they love it.
In fact, they love it so much they can put a price on it. A price that, one presumes, can be negotiated and re-negotiated endlessly (or at least once a year)
She also used the good old left-leaning argument of not being adequately compensated for all her abilities and experience. As compensation will also have a negotiated structure, she is sure to love the job even more.
Huh. $83k for 9 months work? (Oh, spare me the complaints about not being compensated for taking work home, working at home long hours to prepare for work the next day. YOU ARE AN EXEMPT, SALARIED person. Get over it!) Nearly $7k/month (12 month amortized) and 10-12 weeks of PAID vacation (albeit by you), and you whine about it? My, my, my. Tsk. Tsk. My heart truly bleeds....NOT!
Yeah Joe I am with you.
"TEACHERS DO IT BECAUSE WE LOVE IT." Then sit down and shut up!
My ex-wife's family are all teachers and never cease to spout off about the "low wages". 3 months off a year and they want to complain about low wages. Perhaps a second job would adjust their thinking to the real world.
Where is it written that just because you have a degree or even an advanced degree that taxpayers need to pay you more? I wonder if her advanced degree was paid by the taxpayers in the first place?
The one thing that would help her get a raise would be competition. This would allow her to demonstrate the value of her advanced degree to her students, administrators, school boards, taxpayers and so on. But that would mean merit pay which is the stake in the heart of union teachers.
That it is usually an advanced degree in education makes it even more of a joke. While not all grad school classes in education are jokes, the probability of finding such a joke class is much greater in education than in practically any other field.