Thank you for being honest, rather than just someone who speaks talking points from talk radio. You see, we both come from different angles. Of course you want republicans in office as a small business owner. Of course you want the SBT gone, these things improve your outlook. I want Democrats in office... I want NCLB removed or changed dramatically, because I believe that politicians should not govern education, because these improve my outlook. We all see the world from where we are standing and it causes biases in all that we do.<quoted text>
Listen teacher. Grow up and grow some balls.
I have never knocked the profession of being a teacher. I have never knocked being a special ed teacher.
I have knocked Teacher's Unions and Public Schools. If you feel incline to defend them fine, go for it. But then don't cry about defending your "profession".
Your profession is being a Teacher, not the Teachers Union.
Grow up a bit and be a big boy.
And to answer your question. I went to public school. Then went to a liberal arts college. Graduated with a bachelors in business.
Started my own company in 1995, 1 year out of graduation. Sold it. Started a new company in 1997 which i currently run for the past 11 years and employ about 12 other people with good salaries and great benefits. Go ahead and call me a failure.
As far as my conservative leanings, I am personally pro-life, though it is not something I put weight on when voting for a candidate. I agree that the military should be larger and stronger, but like you have issues with unions, I have severe issues with corporations such as Halliburton and Blackwater. And seriously, I do like our system of measurement vs. the metric system.
I jump on people's cases when people get on mine about education when it is in a thread that has nothing to do with unions or education. I have some issues with the way people try to tell me what the Framer's meant with the 2nd Amendment. I disagree. I don't own a gun nor do I intend to. I don't think it gives others the right to own a machine gun and I believe in stricter gun laws, but despite your picture and your moniker, I don't attempt to make my views known on that every time I disagree with you.
Nor do I make wise-cracks about communists or people that are into deviant sexual behaviors when I have discourse with Red_Fist. All I can picture is some little Chinese guy that is into some kinky stuff.