From the daily archives: Monday, May 2, 2011

Proclaiming as Ohio’s Governor that teachers come from “a grand and powerful profession, worthy to be honored and respected” and “in order for our society to accomplish great things, it must heed the importance of the work of public servants,” Governor Kasich today issued two proclamations declaring this week both Teacher Appreciation Week and Public Service Appreciation Week.

I can’t wait for the SB 5 repeal ads that could be made from this.  That’s the only thought that kept me from punching a hole in my wall when I read these resolutions.

From the Governor’s Press Release:

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White Hat Management owner David Brennan identifies himself as a lot of things on state campaign finance reports : President, CEO, Chairman – even investor and industrialist. But never once does he claim to be an educator. And for good reason. To Brennan and other for-profit charter operators, schools are for making money, not for educating students. And his schools’ test scores and graduation rates more than prove this point.

By every standard measure of success White Hat’s charter schools in Ohio – to put it bluntly – suck.

Based on data from the Ohio Department of Education, Three White […]

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Haven’t heard a peep from John McCain today, yet, even though he was on “Face the Nation” yesterday morning tearing Obama a new one over his foreign policies.

Obama was roundly criticized by Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden when they were rivals of Obama’s during the Democratic nomination fight.  Then, McCain and the Republicans attacked Obama over his willingness to go it alone and take unilateral action in Pakistan if it meant taking out Osama bin Laden.

Obama might have finally put to rest the nonsense that Democrats are “weak” on terrorism and wrong on foreign policy […]

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(HT: Daily Kos for the graphic)

3,520 days after Americans woke up to witness the largest mass casualty of a terrorist attack in our world history, we woke up to the news that the Administration of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner had killed Osama bin Laden, a mastermind and chief financier of the global terrorist network.

Last night, President Obama informed former President George Bush about the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.  President Bush released this statement:

Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, […]

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