So lets do some History ?


#418

Will you be voting for Elizabeth Warren, then?


#419

She is not a real Indian. She can’t even prove an ancestor.


#420

Tulsi Gabbard is half-Indian/half-Hawaiian.

Seems like she’d be a good fit, if we’re voting based on ancestry.


#421

I don’t vote for socialists.


Hi everyone! (old member)
#422

Bubba is doing fine. I put Donald in with my other bird Sheldon.


#423

I read an article in a medical science digest that said people who keep birds as pets are 64% more like to enjoy that awkward moment when their finger accidentally tears through the toilet paper and slips into their anus.


#424

I’ve never read a science journal on purpose but I believe this is probably true.

Incidentally, I had the toilet paper thing happen to me once when I was a little boy and we all know how that turned out.


#425

The drummer from Def Leppard has more limbs than your family tree.


#426

Ha!


#427

Jesus. What an embarrassment.


#428

tremendous embarrassment. the absolute best. listen, we have so much embarrassment, frankly, we’re killing it and nobody does it better…


#429

#430

That was edited and fake news. Trump never mocked any reporter.


#431

Don’t you ever get tired of reading fake news?


#432

I get tired of reading you


#433

Still waiting for the 2nd Amendment folks to declare the best way to defend Mosques is to give them more guns.


#434

The 'Putin puppet' narrative was always liberal Benghazi. Trump's own policies debunked it:
- Arm Ukrainian rebels
- NATO buildup on Russian border
- US warships in the black sea
- Pressuring Germany to axe Russian oil deal
- Pull out of nuke treaty
- Syria escalation
- Venezuela

— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) March 23, 2019

#435

I saw a stunning segment on John Oliver’s show about Charter schools, which covered the massive closures and close to zero regulation and oversight. It was shocking to me. But I also know that it’s a comedy show and meant to be sensational.

Later I saw a 2017 article from Harvard Ed that stated “Nationwide, while charters only educate 6 percent of the nation’s students, they regularly fill a third of U.S. News and World Report’s top 100 high schools.” This seemed unlikely, so I went and took a look.

Here’s a list
https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/search?ranked=true

You can use the filter on the left (not sure how it displays on mobile) to only see Charter schools in the ranking. It’s astonishing that 3 out of the top 10 are Charter schools. There’s a slider so you can drill down on the rankings. I was able to drill down to 70 schools, and 14 of them were Charter schools.

I know this is a random place to pick up this thread.


#436

My daughter taught at a Charter school in Arizona for several years… before realizing she could make a much better living as a waitress.

Pretty sickening.


#437

I have started an online petition to rename those flaming bags of dogshit that Halloween pranksters leave on front porches to be stamped out by unsuspecting homeowners. I wish to name them: “Trumpster fires.”