The Complete Bushisms – Updated frequently. By Jacob Weisberg

The Complete Bushisms – Updated frequently. By Jacob Weisberg

This is really funny. Gotta love GW.

His handlers think it’s cute and folksy. They’re wrong. This man is a graduate of Yale University and can’t get a handle on the English language. He’s representing all of America to the world. He’s making us all look like we couldn’t pass a third grade grammar class.

He and his handlers should consider that most of America is not uneducated and can string words together coherently. We have brains. We know how to use them. Maybe if he picked up a paper he’d understand that. Or maybe he should read a book. Just to learn sentence structure.

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Constitution tries so hard to protect the Buddhist kid. By Dahlia�Lithwick

Bible Belt Upside the Head – Why the Constitution tries so hard to protect the Buddhist kid. By Dahlia�Lithwick

This is the kind of thing that really gets me going . I hate that religion has anything at all to do with public schooling. And, of course, if anyone objects then it comes down to persecuting Christians.

This is where the “How would you like it if…?” argument comes in. But it never works. Those that would do this don’t think that anyone could not want to learn about Christianity. They can’t wrap their heads around the fact that Jesus doesn’t pay a part in a lot of people’s lives. They’re in luck right now. They have the right president in office for their cry-baby bullying.

But what about the ever-growing number of non-Christian students that miss out on their education while these other kids trek down to learn about Noah and his ark? Why doesn’t occur to anyone that kids want to fit, so separating a few from the class is going to make them stand out. Maybe this is what they want. They want these kids to feel so bad about being left behind that they’ll want to go to bible school and maybe even convert. What a way to win souls.

I don’t have a problem with letting children experience religion from whatever age. My eldest daughter has been to pretty much every Christian church or temple imaginable. Then she has me for a mother–a bonafide hell-bound Pagan. But she has learned that whatever religion a person follow doesn’t matter. A lot of kids her age will judge people for being odd, but my daughter doesn’t see religion as the end all of all end alls. Sure it’s a part of a person. But there are many parts of a person.

But I don’t want her education being interrupted anymore than it already is. She’s got enough to worry about with her friends, grades, and..gulp…boys. God-or gods-are for another time. A more appropriate and private time. And no kid should have to feel differently right from the get-go

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The Price of Low Prices (washingtonpost.com)

The Price of Low Prices (washingtonpost.com)

I really hate Wallyworld. But this article makes a good point. We get what we pay for.

I hate Wal-Mart. I hate to drive in the overfilled parking lots. Walk down the overfilled aisles. Stand in the overfilled lines. I used to work there, I’m allowed to hate it. I have first hand knowledge of the crap they pull with their employees. Especially their female employees.

But Wal-Mart is not going to stop just because a couple of people find going there so loathsome. It’s a big money-making machine. And will continue on because shoppers can’t do without and they don’t want to have to pay good money for anything. Sure, you hear people say “You get what you pay for.” But those people are shopping at Wallyworld too. They’re standing in line talking on their cellphones while a nearly-homeless cashier scans their items. They’re picking up their pills from a pharmacy tech who doesn’t have any medical insurance .

Oh, sure Wal-Mart offers health insurance. But it’s almost $200 a month from a $700 a month paycheck. It’s insufferable. The people that work for Wal-Mart struggle just to buy food from their employer. Then they go to the welfare office to apply for food stamps–on advice from their employer!

There are plenty of reasons to hate Wal-Mart. But none of them matter when it’s time to open the wallet and pay just a bit more for something from another store. Or maybe have to go to separate grocery, hardware, and clothing stores. Very inconvienent. Who wants that?

I tell my husband that I don’t want to shop there anymore because I don’t want to support what they are doing to the work force in this country. He says he doesn’t have time to go anywhere else. And ’round and ’round we go

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