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Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#853548 Feb 4, 2013
THIS NASTY SACK OF GARBAGE Melissa Harris-Perry Buries The Lead Story on National Wave of Public School Closings
When print or broadcast news outlets grab a compelling story, only to distract attention away from what the public needs to know, that's called “burying the lead.” That's what Melissa Harris-Perry did in her Jan. 26 segment on whether the nationwide wave of public school closings were “racist” or not.

Melissa Harris-Perry Buries The Lead Story on National Wave of Public School Closings

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

Melissa Harris-Perry devoted an eight minute segment of her January 26 MSNBC show to the question of whether the current wave of public school closings, indisputably concentrated in poor black and brown communities across the nation, was racist. She had four panelists on the segment, only one of whom seemed connected to and knowledgeable about the issue, a New York City parent.

They batted the thing around, and all pretty much agreed that it was a dirty shame, a tragic waste closing hundreds of public schools in places like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, destructive to most ideas of community, and that yeah, it probably was indeed racist. Harris-Perry called it an “epidemic” of school closures. She noted that neighborhoods identify especially with their high schools, and closing them violates the integrity of communities.

Both Harris-Perry and the NYC parent activist brought up the proliferation of high-stakes tests which judged urban teachers and students as “failing” thus providing some of the immediate justification for the school closings, though this was something the discussion passed over rather than dwelled upon. The NYC activist declared that she and the Save Our Schools Coalition intended to be in DC during the coming week to press for recognition of the fact that school closings were racist, ask for a meeting with the president and for a national moratorium on school closures.

What Harris-Perry and her panelists failed to do was explain exactly ---- or even vaguely --- what's causing these racist school closures that are wrecking communities. Labeling them “racist” describes only a single symptom of the “epidemic” while telling us nothing about its cause. The host and panelists didn't mention the Obama administration's signature Race To The Top Program even once. For a show whose Twitter handle is #nerdland, this is a pretty significant omission.

The fact is that high-stakes testing is being forced upon states and school districts by the Obama administration as part of its Race To The Top Program. RTTT awards funding to states and school districts on the basis of four criteria ---(1) school transformations and (2) school turnarounds, in which large numbers of staff are fired and “run the school like a business consultants brought in to tie teacher salaries tightly to test scores,(3) school restarts in which public school facilities are handed over to charter operators, and (4) school closings. RTTT guidelines were written in the first place by consultants from the Eli Broad, Walton Family, Gates, and other self-interested foundations which have spent tens of millions promoting charter schools and educational privatization.

Harris-Perry is far too intelligent not to know that Obama's Race To The Top policies are deliberately, not accidentally driving the wave of school closings, or that President Obama is deep in the pocket of the charter school sugar daddies. She knows too that there are deep connections between the money spent on the warfare state and bank bailouts and the money available to support public education. And she's well aware that nobody's career has ever been harmed by supporting the policies of a sitting president, no matter how vile (or even racist) those policies might be.

OBAMA HAS NO INTREST IN BLACKS PERIOD

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#853549 Feb 4, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
C L U E L E S S !!!
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Yes you certainly are.

You related to Dumbwaiter?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#853550 Feb 4, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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Hypocrite.
Libya had nothing to do with our national security, yet that didn't stop the idiot Obama from following the French to commit our military resources & finances. Now terrorists have more access to weapons and even killed our ambassador and three other patriots there. How did that work out for ya libturd?
Vietnam also had nothing to do with our national security and that didn't stop the Democrats.
KMA, dumb hypocrite.
Riiight ...

So when is your party line gonna change from "We're just as fcked up as the Democrats" to "We're better than the Democrats"???
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#853552 Feb 4, 2013
new hammer time wrote:
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iraq had nothing to do with our national security...bush1 and bush2
afghanistan had nothing to do with our national security....bush2
grenada didn't have nothing to do with our national security....reagan
rethugs start wars for financial gain....military industrial complex, haliburton.
DUNCE SO DOES obama he is a war thug just like his cousins bush cheney and the rest obama is a fake, and the racists that support him are simpley BLIND
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853553 Feb 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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No quite true.
The police said they will no loner dispatch policemen from certain 9-11 calls if the suspects are no loner on the scene.
Light duty personnel will be instead utilized to get the reports.
"Light duty personnel"?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853555 Feb 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Lets see, how many troops were used to invade Libya?
As for Mali, there are actual terrorists there.
Send your own child to die in Mali.

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Pharr, TX

#853556 Feb 4, 2013
Right wing morons claim that Obama should get no CREDIT for leading the mission that resulted in Bin Laden being killed but Obama should get all the BLAME for Benghazi! Hypocrisy???

Note to DBWriter:
Who was president when Bin Laden was killed? Answer- Same one that was president when Benghazi was attacked.

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Bronx, NY

#853558 Feb 4, 2013
In response to inquiries about the official petition that has begun circulating, urging the president to return to Chicago to honor the brief life of the girl who performed for him just 10 days ago, Carney said that he had no knowledge of the petition nor of any scheduling changes.

The petition reads as follows and can be signed here:

As Newtown swirls down the memory hole and passion to implement sane gun control gets sidetracked by whatever the latest Congressional bullshit circus will be, President Obama should stand up and take advantage of a tragic opportunity to keep the anti-gun violence movement engaged.

Sixteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a sophomore at the selective enrollment King College Prep, a young woman who performed in the King Band at Obama’s Second Inauguration, was shot to death Tuesday afternoon in a South Side Chicago park.

From the National Mall in the District of Columbia to Harsh Park in the 4400 block of South Oakenwald Avenue. From the inauguration to the mortuary. In eight days…

Surely, if the president has time to respond to frivolous petitions ranging from Star Wars to Secessionists, he will make time for this.

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When asked about Hadiya’s murder in an interview with Telemundo, the POTUS said “the problem is that a huge proportion of those guns come in from outside Chicago.”

OBAMA THE FIRST FAKE BLACK PRESIDENT
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#853559 Feb 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You're on here 24/7 while Svet's sweating it out with the Mexicanos?
There you have it folks , tolerance from the racists lily.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#853561 Feb 4, 2013
Oh Lookie here - I flsuhed out a Moonbat!
new hammer time wrote:
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iraq had nothing to do with our national security...bush1 and bush2
afghanistan had nothing to do with our national security....bush2
grenada didn't have nothing to do with our national security....reagan
rethugs start wars for financial gain....military industrial complex, haliburton.
Afghanistan had nothing to do with our national security? Tell that to the 3000 who died on 911 and the Democrats that supported the war Obama is still conducting there. What planet did you say you come from?
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#853562 Feb 4, 2013
OBAMA COULD CARE LESS When Kimberly Common visited her mother in the hospital Monday, the two spoke of how much they missed Common's son, Antonio, who was slain 15 months ago at the age of 23.

By Tuesday afternoon, the family's tragedy deepened as Common's older son, Devin, 27, was fatally shot near their home in the Park Manor neighborhood a little past noon. As she stood on a sidewalk by her son's sheet-covered body, Common recalled his last words to her: "I'll be back. I'm going to the store."

"That's the same thing" Antonio said before he was killed in October 2011, the mother of two other children said as tears streamed down her face.

A little more than two hours later, a 15-year-old girl had also been shot to death, bringing to 42 the number of homicides so far in 2013, making this month the most violent January in Chicago since 2002. The bloody start to the new year comes as the Police Department hoped it had begun to turn the corner after a violent 2012 that saw homicides exceed 500, bringing unflattering national attention to Chicago.

At a press conference a day after meeting with President Barack Obama in the White House along with police chiefs from Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo.— sites of horrible mass shootings last year — Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed concern and regret for the wave of gun violence as January draws to a close. Seven people were killed Saturday alone.

"It's disappointing," said McCarthy, who defended his crime prevention strategies while noting that he had sat down with some of the "brightest minds" in the country for four hours in Washington and heard little advice beyond what he's already been doing.

"You don't throw out everything you're doing because you had a bad couple of days," McCarthy told reporters. "And unfortunately today's (Tuesday) a bad day, too."

By Tuesday evening, three people had been slain — all in broad daylight — on a day in which temperatures soared to 63, a record for Jan. 29. In addition to Devin Common, a 20-year-old man was shot in the head in the East Side neighborhood at about 8 a.m.; the 15-year-old girl was shot at about 2:30 p.m. a few blocks from King College Prep after finishing classes at the North Kenwood high school.

With two days still left in the month, this marked the second consecutive January in which Chicago has hit at least 40 homicides. The 40 homicides last January represented a jump of 43 percent from 28 in January 2011. While Chicago never quite recovered over the rest of the year from an even sharper jump in violence over the first quarter of 2012, homicides fell or were flat in the year's last four months.

Crime experts caution it's way too early to suggest the disappointing January numbers mean violence in Chicago will continue at a similar pace throughout this year.

But Arthur Lurigio, a criminologist, said the January numbers sure aren't encouraging.

"It certainly bodes ill for this year's projected homicide figures because it appears to be a continuation of the violent trends observed through many months of 2012," says Lurigio, a professor at Loyola University Chicago.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#853563 Feb 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Lets see, how many troops were used to invade Libya?
As for Mali, there are actual terrorists there.
RealDave…Shouldn’t Obama be charge with War Crimes? Gadaffi was capture alive then executed his execution was filmed then broadcast around the World!! Obama and his administration supported/supply these Rebels so under the Geneva Convention which NATO and U.S. adheres to, this execution would be a War Crime!!
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#853564 Feb 4, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
<quoted text>NO ITS DUNCES LIKE YOU WHO CONTRIBUTE TO NOTHING FOR BLACKS ONLY DEMOCRATS DUNCE Ignorant and you can't see it what is your PHD IN DEMOCRAT WELFARE RACISM THATS ABOUT IT RACISM RACISM RACISM no ignorance
my contribution to the cause you know nothing about. who created all the stuff anyway...whites. blacks had no political and no control of anything whites wanted to happen. making noise doesn't move the needle in ones favor when the powers to be don't give a skanks azz about what you want. its been that way for too damn long.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#853565 Feb 4, 2013
INORDER FOR OBAMA TO LOOK GOOD HIS RACISTS supporters must COMPARE HIM TO THE WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY BUSH LOLOLOL thats how you rate obama presidency lolololagainst the worst and you call him the best DUNCES
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#853566 Feb 4, 2013
OBAMA CARES ABOUT BLACKS IN CHICAGO like BUSH CARES ABOUT BLACKS in NEW oRLEANS lolololol
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#853567 Feb 4, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
Right wing morons claim that Obama should get no CREDIT for leading the mission that resulted in Bin Laden being killed but Obama should get all the BLAME for Benghazi! Hypocrisy???
Note to DBWriter:
Who was president when Bin Laden was killed? Answer- Same one that was president when Benghazi was attacked.
The only moron I see is you.

Show us where anyone of importance on the right said: "Obama should get no CREDIT".

You are well established here as the hysterical overstater of reality and you have zero credibility.

Weasel on, Moonbat.
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#853569 Feb 4, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
<quoted text>DUNCE SO DOES obama he is a war thug just like his cousins bush cheney and the rest obama is a fake, and the racists that support him are simpley BLIND
the racists don't support him...the shyt you say. its about how much wall street can launder the money for those fat cat execs. that sump pump the tax payers money. war=money.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#853572 Feb 4, 2013
RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>There you have it folks , tolerance from the racists lily.
And Mrs. Killer probably works at Walmart
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#853573 Feb 4, 2013
ProgressVirginia reported Tuesday afternoon that the Virginia Senate’s Privileges and Elections Committee killed Sen. Charles “Bill” Carrico Sr.’s electoral college-rigging bill, despite an offer by Carrico to amend the bill to award electors in proportion to the state’s popular vote. The vote was 11-4 against the bill, although it will not be official until the close of the committee meeting.

The bill, as written, would have awarded 11 of Virginia’s 13 electoral votes to the winner of each of the state’s 11 heavily gerrymandered Congressional Districts. The remaining two electors would have been awarded to whoever won the majority of Congressional Districts. Under this scheme, Mitt Romney would have received 9 Virginia electors to Obama’s 4, even though Barack Obama won the state by four points.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#853574 Feb 4, 2013
new hammer time wrote:
<quoted text>
iraq had nothing to do with our national security...bush1 and bush2
afghanistan had nothing to do with our national security....bush2
grenada didn't have nothing to do with our national security....reagan
rethugs start wars for financial gain....military industrial complex, haliburton.
THIS DUNCE CAN'T SPEAK FOR BLACK CHILDREN DYING IN CHICAGO HE IS WORRIED ABOUT IRAQ HIS PRESIDENT CARES LESS ABOUT BLACK CHILDREN BUT THIS DUNCE DEFENDS HIM WHAT A DUNCE THE ELECTION IS OVER THE LILLY LIB THAT YOU RUN BEHIND DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT BLACK CHILDREN DYING THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM LATIN AMERICA so they can have a pool boy to play with

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