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“But even worse is the way some textbooks are pushing the liberal agenda,” Fox News host [Eric Bolling] explained, pointing to an algebra worksheet that Scholastic says gives students “[i]nsight into the distributive property as it applies to multiplication.”
“Distribute the wealth!” Bolling exclaimed, reading the worksheet. “Distribute the wealth with the lovely rich girl with a big ole bag of money, handing some money out.” Co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle explained that the algebra worksheet had put her on “high alert” for the liberal agenda in her 6-year-old son’s curriculum.
DISTRIBUTING THE WEALTH? Oh, it’s just a math lesson though… taught by leftist indoctrination centers!
For the record, here’s the worksheet. So if it were apples and a first grade class, would it then be teaching them to rely on handouts for food like FOOD STAMPS OMG instead of pulling themselves up by their bootstraps?
Here’s a Fox News math lesson:
Teacher: “If I have three apples, and I give Jimmy one apple, how many do I have left?”
Eric Bolling: “Why doesn’t Jimmy have his own apples? Why can’t he be responsible for himself?”
Kimberly Guilfoyle: “YEAH! He should bring his own!”
Teacher: “It’s just an example, folks. He uh, didn’t have one because his parents were out. Now let’s continue with —”
Dana Perino: “— Why don’t they have apples? Because they spent all their welfare on DRUGS and now JIMMMY expects a HANDOUT?!”
Teacher: ”*sigh* Class dismissed…”
Greg Gutfield: “Oh, now you’re starting a leftist ‘class war’ and saying we shouldn’t have class? MARXIST!”
Yep, that’s exactly how it would go.
Can Fox news get any more nit-picking and stupid? I’m sure thy can. I believe in distributing the wealth from the top down! I wouldn’t use such a feeble worksheet to teach the virtues of leveling the field. Hugh Madden
The United States will not be taken over by any foreign power. If our government is overthrown it will be slowly, small step by small step by the corporations. Don’t worry, they won’t take your guns. They will simply pass a law banning the manufacturing and sale of ammo. You can stockpile ammo, but will you have enough for a prolonged war.
Every time you vote for the right wing pro-corporation candidates you move us closer to a totalitarian government. Money is power and more and more of the money is being concentrated fewer and fewer people.
Eleanor’s my hero
|—||Martin Luther King Jr (via youall-everybody)|
People who support the upward movement of money actively take food from the mouths of children.
Two men are stopped by the same policeman, at the same place, on the same day. Both are given a ticket for 10 mph over the speed limit. Both pay the $105 fine. Bill, who works ar WalMart for $10 per hour has to go to Cash & Go for a paycheck advance. The next week his kids don’t have enough to eat. Mike, WalMart’s CEO has one of his many lawyers go to court and pay the fine. (He, also, keeps his boss from getting any points.)
How is this justice? How is this equal protection under the law? How does this deter Mike from speeding next week?
We are all in this together! That is the message we must all accept.
America is changing. Our government will more reflect the makeup of the population. We will continue to elect more women and minorities. I embrace and welcome the change. I am white and male and middle class. The white male establishment has not been a friend to me.
Working class people need to stick together. We have each other. We don’t need the rich. Our votes have beaten their money.
The rich establishment can stay in power only if they can divide us!
Reach out to your brothers and sisters with the understanding that “We are all in this together.” We need a government big enough to make it possible for us to work together. To be there when others need us. Hurricane Sandy could have been addressed by a strong central government. A government of ALL the people, by ALL the people and for ALL the people!
A key pillar of American civil rights law is now in danger of being nullified by the Supreme Court.
Shelby County, Alabama, is seeking to have Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the law that first guaranteed the right of blacks in the South to vote, declared unconstitutional. Section 5 forces areas of the country with a history of discrimination—mostly, but not entirely in the South—to ask the Department of Justice for its approval before making any changes to election rules. The DOJ is then supposed to ensure any changes protect Americans’ voting rights. The law has a provision allowing jurisdictions to “bail out,” but conservatives have repeatedly challeged the law as unconstitutional federal overreach that is no longer necessary because America has transcended its history of racial discrimination. The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would take up the case.
The last time conservatives challenged Section 5, in 2009, the Supreme Court handed down a very narrow 8-1 ruling (Clarence Thomas was the only dissenter) that did not declare the law unconstitutional.
The fact that the court is taking up a Section 5 case again so soon suggests strongly that the intent is to strike down part or all of the Voting Rights Act.
Although Section 5 survived in 2009, conservative justices appeared to believe that the law was discriminatory—against Southern white people. “Is it your position that today Southerners are more likely to discriminate than Northerners?” Chief Justice John Roberts demanded of the attorney defending the Voting Rights Act at the time. Despite the 8-1 vote, the 2009 decision was widely seen as leaving Section 5 hanging by a thread. The justices hinted very strongly that Congress, which had just reauthorized the Voting Rights Act in its entirety in 2006, should change the law soon or risk it being declared unconstitutional next time around.
Now it looks like the conservatives on the court will get their chance. A cursory review of recent Republican shenanigans with voting rules should put the notion that the VRA is obsolete entirely to bed. With voting growing more racially polarized, the temptations to alter voting rules to disenfranchise particular constituencies is obvious. Indeed, the Department of Justice successfully challenged Texas’ redistricting map because it diluted the voting power of Latinos. If the court strikes Section 5 down, one of the most effective and important powers the federal government has for ensuring that the right to vote is not abridged on the basis of race will be destroyed.
I knew this was probably coming, but damned if it still doesn’t knock me over. All the more reason to keep your campaign groups together and working on issues - ready to hit the 2014 elections with a lot of well backed progressive candidates. And keep 2020 on your calendar - when the next census occurs and IF we have put the correct folks in state Houses, there will be an opportunity to undo some of the Republican gerrymandering.
More proof the republicans know they can’t win a fair election.
“The middle class creates jobs through their spending, through their consumption. That’s the way an economy works.” Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich joins Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer to discuss the impending fiscal cliff and House Speaker John Boehner’s pledge to reduce the deficit and not raise taxes on anyone, including the rich. WATCH: http://bit.ly/TyqJ1H
How can the rich create jobs when they invest their money in China and the Cayman Islands.