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Archive for the day “February 19, 2015”

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The Big Bang Bucket List Of A Buddhist Blogger

WHAT UP MOON PIE?

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DEXTER THE GERMAN SHEPHERD WAKES UP FROM DEEP SLEEP

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The Thought For Today

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Today in a Picture

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The Day in a Quote

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Music – Doug Seegers, Jill Johnson & Magnus Carlson – Going Down to the River

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Amazing song by Douglas “Doug” Seegers. A truly talented homeless streetmusician from Nashville. This man deserves to get a roof over his head so help him become famous by spreading the word!

Today In History – ‘Patent for Phonograph Issued February 19, 1878 One of Edison’s first great inventions’

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I imagine if you did a survey, 90+% of people wouldn’t know what a ‘phonograph’ is but music is a part of almost everyone’s lives.

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So a ‘hat’s off’

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to Thomas Edison.

Republicans….The Party Of Personal Responsibility – ‘9 Of The 10 Senators Who Got Paid By Taxpayers But Missed The Most Votes Are Republicans’

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FLA) is the “least likely to show up for work.” Ted Cruz (R-TX) also tops the list of no-shows’.

‘This is convenient because both are now working as a chairman for subcommittees that oversee climate change in some capacity, and what better way to deny reality than to not show up’.

Nine of the ten spots of no-shows go to Republicans, according to a new analysis by Vocativ.com working with GovTrack.us’.

‘Vocativ says there is a Senate absentee rate average of 2.01 percent, with Rubio taking the lead at 8.30% percent no shows’.

‘The Republicans are’ :

‘Marco Rubio (R-FLA) with an 8.30% absentee rate’,

‘Jerry Moran (R-KS)’,

‘John Boozman (R-AS)’,

‘Ted Cruz (R-TX)’,

‘David Vitter (R-LA)’,

‘ Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)’,

‘Lindsey Graham (R-SC)’,

‘Jim Inhofe (R-OK)’

‘Roy Blunt (R-MO)’.

‘The Democrat is Brian Schatz (D-HA), which they justify because it’s so far away (um, no, please show up for your pay).

From : http://www.politicususa.com/2015/02/18/top-ten-senators-lot-votes-republicans-including-ted-cruz-marco-rubio.html

The Coming Republican Christian Nation – ‘Oklahoma Bill Banning AP US History Would Make Students Study Ten Commandments, 3 Speeches By Reagan’

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‘An Oklahoma bill banning Advanced Placement U.S. History would also require schools to instruct students in a long list of “foundational documents,” including the Ten Commandments, two sermons and three speeches by Ronald Reagan’.

‘The bill, authored by Oklahoma Rep. Dan Fisher, designates a total of 58 documents that “shall form the base level of academic content for all United States History courses offered in the schools in the state.”

‘Many of the texts are uncontroversial and undoubtedly covered by the Advanced Placement U.S. History course, such as the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and Gettysburg address’.

But the bill also has an ideological and religious bent’.

‘In addition to 3 speeches by Reagan, the curriculum as includes a speech by George W. Bush but nothing from any Democratic president since Lyndon Johnson’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/education/2015/02/18/3624062/oklahoma-bill-banning-ap-us-history-make-students-study-ten-commandments-3-speeches-reagan/

The Coming Republican Education Dark Age – ‘Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History’

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‘An Oklahoma legislative committee overwhelmingly voted to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History class, persuaded by the argument that it only teaches students “what is bad about America.”
‘Other lawmakers are seeking a court ruling that would effectively prohibit the teaching of all AP courses in public schools’.

‘Oklahoma Rep. Dan Fisher (R) has introduced “emergency” legislation “prohibiting the expenditure of funds on the Advanced Placement United States History course.”

‘Fisher is part of a group called the “Black Robe Regiment” which argues “the church and God himself has been under assault, marginalized, and diminished by the progressives and secularists.”
‘The group attacks the “false wall of separation of church and state.”

‘The Black Robe Regiment claims that a “growing tide of special interest groups indoctrinating our youth at the exclusion of the Christian perspective.”

‘Fisher said the Advanced Placement history class fails to teach “American exceptionalism.”

‘The bill passed the Oklahoma House Education committee on Monday on a vote of 11-4’.

‘You can read the actual course description for the course here – https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-us-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf.

From : http://thinkprogress.org/education/2015/02/17/3623683/oklahoma-lawmakers-vote-overwhleming-ban-advanced-placement-history-class/

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