As a school board chair I am familiar with how hard it is for teachers to really be rewarded for their innovations and hard work. This a great story about one teacher who, with the benefit of an entrepreneurial dot.com, was able to make her ideas pay off.
Despite having a number of ideas on the back burner, I have been neglecting my blog lately in part due to the demands of my service as a schoolboard chair on top the normal husband/father duties and the day job. When I do have time for posting and discussion, I tend to gravitate toward Facebook discussions which are more immediate and interactive. Nonetheless, I couldn’t resist posting this given the increasing similarity between the current state of our country and the malaise of the ’70s under Jimmy Carter.
If you were confused at all about the exact policy prescriptions the President was offering last night in his acceptance speech, Andrew Klavan breaks it down for you:
There is much ado about the Democrats response to the question, “Are we better off than we were four years ago?” It’s a dilemma for the Dems because if they say we are better off, then they seem oblivious to economic realities. If they admit we are not then they run the risk of being held responsible, which of course they should be.
Personally I expect them to do what they have been doing for the last four years, which is to just ignore the economy and try to distract voters with other issues like contraception and Mitt’s taxes. We’ll see how far this gets them this time.
CNN has saw fit to point out (during an election season, no less) that the Republican Party began as the anti-slavery Party. The Democratic Party was content to allow African Americans to wallow in bondage and poverty at behest of government sanctioned overlords, while the Republicans sought to allow blacks to seek their own fortunes by being appropriately rewarded for their labors and on the merits of their abilities.
What the article failed to mention is that little has changed with regard to the roles of the two parties in the lives of African Americans in the last 150 years.
I am not sure Barak Obama is the best person to be questioning Mitt Romney’s tax returns…
I am certainly not the first person to notice this, but events continually seem to unfold directly opposite the way this administration anticipates. From “Hope and Change’ and “Yes We Can!” to the “Summer of Recovery” and the “Arab Spring” it‘s as if every slogan is an Orwellian catchphrase for its dark opposite.
This is especially troubling given the current slogan is “Forward”.