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Senate Fails to Advance Democratic Jobs Measure for Teachers, First Responders
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Posted on 10/20/2011 7:41:16 PM PDT by Perdogg

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To: C210N

Lieberman was a Nay!!?? Did Hell freeze over?


51 posted on 10/20/2011 10:03:47 PM PDT by matt04
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To: C210N

52 posted on 10/20/2011 10:18:43 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Perdogg
So many scandals such little time


53 posted on 10/20/2011 10:24:49 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Jim Robinson

I know! I know!

John Conyers’s “Good and Plenty” Clause! /sarc


54 posted on 10/20/2011 10:58:25 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Now now. The monkey only had herpes.


55 posted on 10/20/2011 11:27:04 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: cripplecreek
... Michele Bachmann has been pretty vocal about giving education money and control back to the states...
Personally I would go a step further and give it back to the local communities.

I'd get the government out of the education business. Privatize the schools and leave it up to the families on how they want to educate their children.

56 posted on 10/20/2011 11:38:29 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Perdogg. Buh-bye, Zero.


57 posted on 10/20/2011 11:49:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek; All

I think one of the Democrat complaints was that while the money would be given to the states for the purpose of hiring teachers, etc., there was no mechanism to insure it would actually be spent for that purpose. I suppose they are afraid it might be spent for snow removal, or garbage collection.


58 posted on 10/21/2011 12:06:21 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: TLI

There can be no greater issue facing our civilization than the one you raise. Thank you, sir.

(”A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, . . . “ Emerson)


59 posted on 10/21/2011 12:20:42 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Perdogg

“first responders” - yeah, the ones who “respond” immediately when I go four mph over the speed limit.


60 posted on 10/21/2011 12:29:33 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe this’ll give the “Flea Party” (not the Tea Party) reason to go protest in D.C. instead of Occupying Wall Street.


61 posted on 10/21/2011 12:29:39 AM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: txroadkill
I’m completely confused. Am I supposed to go out and rape people or rob convenience stores now? Can I do both or is it an ‘either or thing’?

You do it at the same time...

Thats what "convenience store" means for those in Rio Vista.

62 posted on 10/21/2011 12:54:05 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obama's ratings are so low...Kenyans accuse him of being born in the USA,)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I thought this didn’t come up until tomorrow?

Only in AP-land is a failure to invoke cloture equivalent to rejecting the bill.

< /roll >

63 posted on 10/21/2011 12:55:38 AM PDT by dread78645 (Evolution. A doomed theory since 1859.)
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To: Perdogg

Please tell me how more public sector employees help to spur the economy? Will any of them create a new business? Will any of them start a new business venture which will hire thousands of workers?

This idea that increasing sales at Hobby Lobby and Wal Mart will help the economy is a joke.

When will we be rid of this sock puppet?


64 posted on 10/21/2011 1:52:54 AM PDT by Evergolightly (One's conclusions are founded in the path travelled.)
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To: cripplecreek

Here in NJ we have had layoffs, including tenured teachers. A few years ago temporary funds were found to keep the Education Gravy Train going like business as usual (not just maintaining, but continuing to grow and give bigger increases than the private sector was receiving). Now those funds are gone, and so are a lot of the newest people hired (teachers, cops, firemen); they have no marketable job skills in the worst job marlet ever.

As everywhere else infested with illegal aliens already knows, they are not a viable tax base. Their underground economy is untaxed (and unsanitary).


65 posted on 10/21/2011 2:27:04 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: bushwon

“I believe the primary motivation is to get more union money in democratic campaign coffers.”

Absolutely, but also they have to give the impression that they can deliver to their constituents as well. Many former Detroit auto workers were disgusted with their unions because after spending so much on union dues they ended up on the street anyway; Dems can’t have that happen with teachers (although it is happening in NJ).


66 posted on 10/21/2011 2:33:31 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: montag813

“FIRE MORE TEACHERS!”

Here in NJ our governor Christie is working on this overtime; he is acheiving results as well.


67 posted on 10/21/2011 2:43:10 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

saved.


68 posted on 10/21/2011 3:00:46 AM PDT by Hacksaw (I don't hate Mormons. Is that okay?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Art I Sec 8: “Congress shall have Power . . . . To raise and support Armies”

LOL , , , wait, that’s not really funny.


69 posted on 10/21/2011 4:16:35 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Perdogg
The 50-50 vote came in relation to a motion to simply take up the bill and fell well short of the 60 needed to break a filibuster. Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut broke with Obama on the vote.

Bipartisan OPPOSITION.

70 posted on 10/21/2011 4:30:55 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: gleeaikin

The money probably would go to ensure their pensions are paid and if any is left over to keep some dolts on the payroll so they don’t lose their union funds which flow back to the dems. Nice racket and has been working for years.

I see today, the POS’s energy department gave a 500M loan to a Finish company that makes electric cars. How many employees will that stimulate in the US? NONE. Oh, the company is well connected to an Ocrook bundler.


71 posted on 10/21/2011 4:33:12 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: montag813

nail on head.

I know plenty of teachers who should not be anywhere near kids let alone teach them.

Yes there are some good teachers but lets face it, there are some who are just way out in space.


72 posted on 10/21/2011 4:33:12 AM PDT by manc ( Marriage=1man+1 woman http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hxlcVAEj0sM&vq=large)
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To: Perdogg
Please fix the title to read

Democratic Controlled Senate Fails to Advance Democratic Jobs Measure for Teachers, First.....

73 posted on 10/21/2011 4:42:18 AM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: Perdogg
I've told people on here my husband is a firefighter. And he's told me that not once in his 15 years has any “save the firefighters” or “ save the police” bills ever done anything for his city’s department. He is against these programs as a big waste of money, and wonders where some of the money goes. A city a couple hundred miles away didn't ask for anything but was given some sort of equipment ( I can't remember what) that they neither asked for or needed, and were told not to return it, or they'd never get anything again if they did need it.
74 posted on 10/21/2011 4:55:37 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: muawiyah

“...Joe Biden is looking forward to increasing the rape statistics ...”

And the IMMEDIATE answer when Biden made the rape statement SHOULD have been:

“Then make sure you and the rest of your Democrats PASS the National CCW Reciprocity Bill which is currently going through the House, and rapes and violent assaults will decrease.”

But of course, can’t have the peasants armed now, can we?

That Human Events reporter that was badgering him had a PERFECT opportunity to bring that forward - cameras rolling, micrphones on, etc., and...nothing.

The next time Biden spouts off his nonsense, or ANY Dimwitocrat, the National CCW Reciprocity bill should be brought up instantly.

I heard on local radio this morning (KYW1060 - Dem propaganda station) that the Philly DA Seth Williams was NOT happy about this bill, nor was Police Chief Thug Ramsey. So they’re getting nervous.

Which, of course, automatically means that it’s a GOOD thing for us...


75 posted on 10/21/2011 5:26:06 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: gleeaikin
We pay for our own trash and garbage collection around here. Taking my tax dollars to pay for someone else's trash in a different jurisdiction is UNJUST.

I say if they can't handle it themselves let it pile up around them.

76 posted on 10/21/2011 5:29:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Perdogg
Senate Fails to Advance Democratic Jobs Measure for Teachers, First Responders Slush Fund For Union Members

These people don't know how to write headlines.

77 posted on 10/21/2011 5:39:45 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: Perdogg
Why NYS needs the bailout....

NYS put the freeze on hiring, then added 51,464 people

Check out the price tag while keeping in mind NYS is about to lose 2 House seats.

78 posted on 10/21/2011 5:51:29 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: montag813

>>FIRE MORE TEACHERS!

They’ll just collect perpetual unemployment and go crap on police cars whilst they “occupy” Wall Street.

That’s the cool thing for unemployed edumacators to do these days — since having a Marxist protege of the Weatherman Underground in the White Hut has taken all the fun out of being a prooofessional “anti-war” protester.


79 posted on 10/21/2011 6:08:46 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: ladyjane
"Under the Constitution it’s the states that control education."

As with federal unemployment compensation, it's the gift that keeps on giving.

80 posted on 10/21/2011 6:26:26 AM PDT by misterwhite
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To: TLI
Democrat

Naw... let's give their suffix back to them and even throw in an extra letter, so they can be known as:

The Democrat Ick Party

81 posted on 10/21/2011 6:41:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: cripplecreek
Personally I would go a step further and give it back to the local communities.

That's always the motivation with democrats and unions, along with making those dependent on handouts as many as possible.

82 posted on 10/21/2011 6:49:36 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: Perdogg
"...murder, mahem, rape..."

The teachers don't teach anything except marxism, the police are only good for drawing the chalk line around your dead body, the firemen...well, we do need them.

I say "Bring It On!"

83 posted on 10/21/2011 6:51:21 AM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"WHEN will this Obama nightmare end?"

When people do this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dib2-HBsF08

84 posted on 10/21/2011 7:05:51 AM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: C210N

LOL...BiPartisan


85 posted on 10/21/2011 7:06:42 AM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: Perdogg
More like: Senate Succeeds at Stopping Socialists' Union Payoff Measure for Teachers, First Responders
86 posted on 10/21/2011 7:06:54 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: Dagnabitt

To be followed by the “Will Somebody PLEEEEASE Think of the CHEEEEEELDRUN Act of 2012”.


87 posted on 10/21/2011 7:09:16 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: TLI

Nice catch.


88 posted on 10/21/2011 7:11:40 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: mewzilla

Imagine how many people they would have added to the public payroll if a hiring freeze had not been in effect...


89 posted on 10/21/2011 7:15:03 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: Perdogg

Why should the feds fund state public unions anyway? Oh, wait; I know - it’s to buy votes for the Obozo.


90 posted on 10/21/2011 7:23:31 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: WayneS

I am sick of hearing about stupid teachers, as if they are saints or something. Most of them (in the blue states) are overpaid union hacks who get the easiest college degrees in existence, and then indoctrinate kids with liberal bullshit. Our education system is made WORSE when you hire more of these mind-numbed robots for the welfare state. FIRE MORE TEACHERS!

***

Just a personal anecdoante, but we pulled our special needs son out of the public schools three years ago when he was 7. They could produce no evidence that he was learning to read or able to do any sort of math. They would literally give him awards for “good handwriting” (his handwriting STUNK) and have him memorize reading passages to “show off” to me when I’d come in.

After a year at a private school, and 1.5 years of homeschooling, he’s now reading at almost grade level, is finally learning all his math facts and basically is catching up to almost grade level in terms of language arts, handwriting, spelling, etc.

I didn’t need those teachers. They strutted around in their fancy outfits all day, looking down at us, pushing paperwork at us w/ their ridiculous IEP process. My son actually has PROMISE now — and we as parents have actual hope that he might just attend college someday. He’s actually VERY smart — just needs a good curriculum and to stop being pulled out of class 100 times a day in the name of “inclusion.”


91 posted on 10/21/2011 7:26:47 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: cripplecreek

“The crime rate in Detroit is also down despite fewer police.”

That’s probably because the criminals have moved on to greener pastures,,, like Flint.


92 posted on 10/21/2011 7:42:47 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Perdogg

They always knew the bill would fail. Nobody cosponsored the bill. Reid introduced it “per request”. The purpose of the bill is to provide a campaign talking point against the GOP as cold-hearted obstructionists.


93 posted on 10/21/2011 7:56:44 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Perdogg

womyn and chillrun hardest hit...


94 posted on 10/21/2011 8:05:22 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: GeronL

not far from truth:

” Man accused of exposing self to children arrested “

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2795332/posts


95 posted on 10/21/2011 8:08:59 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: montag813

Uuuuhhhh, to vote the “right” way in November, 2012...get it?


96 posted on 10/21/2011 8:26:28 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Looking for a conservative candidate to support...:))
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To: Perdogg

A more correct title might include something like “...increase taxes bill...”


97 posted on 10/21/2011 8:27:42 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Looking for a conservative candidate to support...:))
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To: Perdogg

And one of the female, mush for brains commentators, was gleefully reporting how this is going to really, really be good for the wonderful Demoncrats and how it was going to be really, really bad for the old mean Republicans. They don’t have a clue about the attitude of those of us in “fly over country.”


98 posted on 10/21/2011 8:31:58 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Looking for a conservative candidate to support...:))
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To: DTogo

Really “triparty” opposition since Lieberman is an official “Independent!” :))


99 posted on 10/21/2011 8:36:41 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Looking for a conservative candidate to support...:))
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To: Dagnabitt

What I am waiting for is a “Support for Unborn Babies Bill”...what with all their interest in lowering the crime rate...


100 posted on 10/21/2011 8:40:45 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Looking for a conservative candidate to support...:))
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