During his speech at a July 26 educational conference, (Gov.) “Walker focused on transparency as the way to hold schools and school districts accountable. The more information available, the better, he said.”---reported the Journal Sentinel newspaper ( See newspaper report Walker touts school reform).
OK. Let’s apply that to the New Berlin School District---
“ The word ‘terrorism’ in the United States usually brings to mind plots linked in some way to al Qaeda, while the danger posed to the public by white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and other right-wing militants is often overlooked,” cautions an August 7 CNN report.
It informs us: “Militants linked to al Qaeda or inspired by jihadist ideology have carried out four terrorist attacks in the United States since September 11, which have resulted in 17 deaths. Thirteen of them were in a shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009. By contrast, right-wing extremists have committed at least eight lethal terrorist attacks in the United States that have resulted in the deaths of nine people since 9/11, according to data compiled by the New America Foundation. And if, after investigation, Sunday's attack on the Sikh temple in Wisconsin is included in this count, the death toll from right-wing terrorism in the U.S. over the past decade rises to 15.”
Let's not kid ourselves. We've got weapons of mass destruction aplenty in this country. I'm talking about guns.
In Tuscon, Arizona on January 8, 2011, six people were killed ( including a federal judge and a 9 year old child) and 13 were injured, including a U.S. Congressman (Rep. Gabrielle Giffords), when a gunman armed with a semiautomatic weapon opened fire at a meet-and-greet with Rep. Giffords outside a shopping center .
Mitt Romney’s father, George Romney released 12 years of tax returns when he ran for President.
George Romney chose to release more than one year of tax returns because releasing a single return wouldn't prove anything, he told Look magazine's senior editor. It could be a fluke, or even a cynical manipulation designed to make the candidate look good. What really mattered was how a candidate managed his personal finances over the long haul. ( See CNN Money report )
When interviewed by Fox News’ Britt Hume last Tuesday, Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan was asked when the Romney budget plan would balance the nation’s budget. Ryan first tried to evade the question, but when pressed admitted that he didn’t know, “We haven’t run the numbers”.
U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Missouri), made incredibly inflammatory , offensive and ignorant remarks Sunday on a TV show. He caused an uproar by claiming victims of “legitimate” rape rarely get pregnant because “the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down.”
According to Terry O’Neill, President of the National Organization for Women, “That kind of rhetoric re-traumatizes sexual assault victims. “ She also believes that kind of talk is intended to shame women.
Earlier this month (Journal Sentinel, Aug. 11), education commentator Alan J. Borsuk warned that big financial problems loom for “fairly normal” school districts in Wisconsin.
Borsuk, a senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School, stresses that the changes wrought by Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in the Legislature sharply reduced how much schools have available to spend per student.
Various news outlets have reported that former president George W. Bush won’t be speaking at or even attending the GOP convention in Tampa.
Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention has earned many negative reviews—mostly for its dishonesty.
Check out Talking Points Memo Turning Point? Media Backlash Continues Against Paul Ryan’s Misleading Speech.