I'm probably late to this discussion based on comments above, but Paul, the old white democrats are losing their party to folks that promote diversity.
Already somebody is pissed because I handed Paul his lunch.
Yo Paul, haven't you learned yet not to tangle assholes with me. You know you're gonna lose. Like when you told me I was over reacting when I said how many thousands of people could die if terrorists targeted the N.Y.C. subway system. I spent 14 years riding the subway. Turns out you've never even been in N.Y.C. You never had the balls to come back me. If you can't run with the big dogs, stay off the porch.
Trump calls for unity, Safier and POS-Smith call for hate. Says it all.
The Latest: Trump Calls for Unity in Thanksgiving Address
Yeah Paul. WTH?
POS - Smith
I'm the son of a WWII vet. My father in the lead B-29 fire bombing runs over Japan, was in the sky when Baby Boy detonated. I know exactly what he would think of you.
Thanks for the bulletin from the Democratic Party, but your commentary is redundant, Paul Stapleton-Smith, and a distraction from the real issues, which are economic, not racial.
Trump knows how to play to the preferences of an audience, but just as in his real estate businesses, just as in his "reality" shows, his real goal is to manipulate the system to make money and accumulate power. He got what he wanted out of playing his audiences during the campaign (the votes needed to give him the presidency), though he has very little in common with the majority of those who voted for him. He will not forward their agenda, he will forward the agenda of his economic class.
And that's the big news that is being missed while Democrats bitch and carp about Comey and identity politics: suppression of wages, reduction of entitlements, elimination of educational opportunities that used to exist, further reification of income inequality and rigid class divisions that dole out insecurity and impecunious circumstances to the many while preserving unimaginable privilege for the few. The "Democratic" party has not kept its eye on the ball, and while their attention has been diverted by transgender bathrooms and white supremacist conspiracy theories, the means to live a decent, secure life and educate their children have slipped from the grasp of many of those whose interests FDR and LBJ would have known how to protect.
Give me a break Paul. National security was the reason for my post. We are sleeping at the wheel on this stuff. Stop giving these racists air time. It's what they want.
How did you deduce any of that rant from my post? That is shameful.
"CW13, What, Again and Dan Hyde are just the apologists and prevaricators and enablers that the KKK and the white supremacists have always depended upon to convince good people to ignore their calls to violence."
FU you POS.
White supremacists spit in the face of our WW2 veterans and all true Americans. Trump is their new messiah, their new fuerher. CW13, What, Again and Dan Hyde are just the apologists and prevaricators and enablers that the KKK and the white supremacists have always depended upon to convince good people to ignore their calls to violence. Nice work, guys. Your parents must be so proud. You represent the most callous, cruel and ultimately unpatriotic behavior that my Republican family decried. Stand up like men and declare that you despise these white supremacists, or shut up and slink into the shadows where cowards hide. You shame the American principles and the values that real men and women fought and died for.
Safier can't do that, Aaron Johnson, because if he did his primary local, actual targets, as was indicated in the first comment in this stream, would have to be HT Sanchez and his cheerleader-in-chief, Kristel Foster.
Sanchez's botched administration of TUSD and Foster's collaboration with weak Board governance, failures to implement the USP, and negligent oversight of TUSD's central administration are probably the factors most responsible for the increased incidence of bullying in TUSD, but Safier-- who has written repeatedly to excuse these bad actors and / or has consistently ignored their lies and mismanagement -- can't touch these topics because of his political affiliations.
He is not, as I'm sure you recognize, actually concerned about bullying. His sole raison-d'etre since November 8 seems to be to jump eagerly on the increasingly lame bandwagons the attack-Trump-to-disguise-our-own-massive-mismanagement-of-the-2016-Presidential-primary-and-general-elections-Democrats are cobbling together. A convenient distraction from matters that actually affect the delivery of good education locally, where Safier's political allies have not been on the right side of just about any issue you could touch on -- bullying, implementing policies that keep adequately qualified professional teachers in the classroom, refraining from the mi-use of standardized testing, etc., ad nauseam.
Thanks for helping hold his feet to the fire.
I do wonder where the members of these concerned organizations have been throughout the past several decades. This seems more a call for publicity, not for action--especially not for community organizing, not for local outreach nor training for families, individual kids or members of particular ethnic, class or gender groups. My trust is gone--long gone. Mr. Safier, please suggest and help organize local, actual effort.
Make America Smart Again!
How many times do I have to repeat myself? TRUMP WON !! Get over it. Pencil necked geek.
And then there is the other side to this. Wake up America!
The Washington Post published excerpts from Mitchells Enhanced Interrogation:
[Khalid Sheikh Mohammed] said the terror attacks were good, but the practical way to defeat America was through immigration and by outbreeding non-Muslims. He said jihadi-minded brothers would immigrate into the United States, taking advantage of the welfare system to support themselves while they spread their jihadi message. They will wrap themselves in Americas rights and laws for protection, ratchet up acceptance of Sharia law, and then, only when they were strong enough, rise up and violently impose Sharia from within. He said the brothers would relentlessly continue their attacks and the American people eventually would become so tired, so frightened, and so weary of war that they would just want it to end.
"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."
David, there are no penalties for lying, so why not?
Stop bullying him.
"He's made it abundantly clear that he wants the white supremacists and white nationalists to help bolster the Trump administration."
Prove it Safier. Where, when, what, how? Come on, prove it, or admit the hater you are, that you simply made it up.
I have a real problem believing that there is an increase in student harassment simply because of the election. I have two children working as teachers, one in Virginia in a private school and one here in Arizona in a public school and neither has seen any increase.
What is happening is the teacher's unions are upset that their millions of dollars spent to elect liberals didn't work. So they are busy spreading BS about the traumatic impact on the schools, when the only impact is on them and their loony ideas.
Well said sir!
Yawn. David, your constant attempt to stir up tempests in tea pots is, at this point, very boring.
He's a blow-hard David. Haven't you ever known any? Lots of smoke and very little fire. He's already backed off of "lock Hillary up" and climate change denying -- both moves entirely expected by those who read him correctly. Further: he will not be turning the USA into a fascist, racist state. His administration will be a typical plutocratic oligarchy, and pretty soon the middle class / working class will realize that no great increase in prosperity or security will be delivered to them through his hands, because increasing wages and entitlements to those who work for a living does not benefit the plutocrats, the class to which he belongs.
Then, there may be an opportunity for constructive change -- IF, four years from now, we find that the sadly neo-liberal, Wall Street accomodating Democratic party has finally taken the latest "WAKE UP" call delivered to them in the form of Trump, and we get a decent candidate from them -- like Elizabeth Warren, for example.
The real story in this country, as in others, can be told through economics -- the economy is the BASE on which all else is built, and until we solve the problems with the base, none of the problems with the SUPERSTRUCTURES built on this base, important as they may be in their own right, can be solved.
Happy Thanksgiving. I imagine you will be giving thanks for the opportunity Trump has provided for you to continue ignoring real issues and indulging in self-indulgent paranoid fantasies, true 21st Century mainline neo-liberal American "Democrat" that you are.
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