Monday, December 31, 2012

The Tears of John Boehner and the Coming Devastation of Public Education

The Tears of John Boehner and the Coming Devastation of Public Education

by Nomad

For some who watched this 60 minutes clip, (ok, a few people) this could have been Boehner's moment of glory. 
Here was a man who, it appeared, sincerely cared about the middle class. The American Dream. Here was a man who cared about the children.

However, to the vast majority of viewers, I suspect they felt that it was a shoddy bit of political play-acting. 
Many, like myself, thought it was both amusing and frightening. (In that clip, he looked like the guy you would think twice sitting next to on the subway.)

But, taking a closer look at his statement :
Boehner: I can't go to a school anymore. I used to go to a lot of schools. I used to see all these little kids running around. Can't talk about it.
Stahl: Why?
Boehner: Uhh. (warbling voice) Making sure..uh. That these kids got a fair shot at the American Dream (sniffing) like I did. It's important.
But what does "a shot at the American Dream" actually mean for a man like Boehner?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Open Thread- The Year in Review

By request, I have posted an open thread. I hope none of you have been buried under the snows this holiday season.  Here's a look back at the year in 60 seconds:

Well, on the bright side, that was a mercifully short look back. 

 So, what are your predictions for the coming year?

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