"Stop Our Sequester" Bake Sale Held o...

"Stop Our Sequester" Bake Sale Held on the Downtown Mall

There are 35 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 29, 2013, titled "Stop Our Sequester" Bake Sale Held on the Downtown Mall. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A group is trying to raise more than $500,000 for Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools to offset cuts from federal sequestration.

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Darn

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Mar 30, 2013
I wish I knew about the sale earlier. It was held today and the news was posted at 5:35 pm today after it was over.
Old Wahoo

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Mar 30, 2013
So, the schools were getting 11.1 million, and now they'll get 10.6 million. That is still a LOT of money from Washington. Maybe Albemarle could raise its taxes. Oops, I forgot...
Same thought- Darn

Macomb, MI

#3 Mar 30, 2013
My initial reaction was also that I had no clue this was happening. I was on one of the side streets this afternoon and would have bought baked goods had I known and, if I would have known yesterday, I would have baked something and donated it. If they do more of these I hope they get the word out sooner through the media and maybe even school newsletters, facebook feeds from the schools, twitter, etc. I bet a lot of people would have come out.
John

Bassett, VA

#4 Mar 30, 2013
The liberals are killing us! Thank odummer for this crap!
rage against the machine

Martinsville, VA

#5 Mar 31, 2013
Raise a half million dollars through a bake sale? The brownies better have some of Schuyler's finest cash crop in them!
Mike

Scottsville, VA

#6 Mar 31, 2013
Wasn't Charlottesville (city) just recently in the news with a budget surplus?

I write one check for my prop tax, not one for school, one for police, etc.

If there is a surplus in general but a shortage at the schools, wala, there it is.

One check. One budget. I see no distinction.
think about it

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Mar 31, 2013
Several questions; did they buy the city permit as a vendor and is it legal to sit a table in front of the "free speach wall" to support a cause ? Also, it now opens the door for any "bake , cookie, lemonade" stand to operate the same way.
I Left Cville Socialism

Waynesboro, VA

#8 Mar 31, 2013
Wow, this news story perfectly illustrated how blurry the lines between socialist lobbying organizations and elected officials in Charlottesville really are.

Was the Vice-Mayor really speaking in her role as Vice-Mayor? Or was she merely paying political lip service to her Husband Joe, who is the executive director of Virginia organizing?

Hey Joe Szakos, fess up and admit that you, your wife, and the staff of your shill organization are nothing more than socialist agitators!

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George S

Jemison, AL

#9 Mar 31, 2013
Could government weasels be a bit less blatant in their greed?

Everybody else is hungry, you are not, you are eating their money. Grow up.
The Point

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Mar 31, 2013
rage against the machine wrote:
Raise a half million dollars through a bake sale? The brownies better have some of Schuyler's finest cash crop in them!
Duh! You're missing the whole point! The "Bake Sale" is satire! Maybe it's time for some other area to be cut other than education. Like maybe Congress! And let them hold a bake sale and see how that works!

Since: Oct 12

Lynchburg, VA

#11 Mar 31, 2013
If they were really serious they would hold a bake sale to halt the implosion of our financial system. Or hold one to fund the Fed.

Communist Cookies for sale. Get your Communist Cookies.
central va marine

Earlysville, VA

#13 Mar 31, 2013
When a bake sale is used for a vehicle, symbolic or not, to raise awareness and funds for education, it is a sad day in America. The GOP got the sequester what they wanted, deep budget cuts, without considering the consequences. Another case of radical politicians pushing their extreme agenda, no matter who it hurts. Even when the President offers $3.00 in cuts for every dollar increase in taxes to ease us out of this "W" mess we are in. Baaanor, Hurt and Cantor still refuses to take YES for an answer.

I remember the last bake sale the GOP put this Country through for a dire cause; that was to purchase body armor to protect our Armed Forces going into, and already in combat in Iraq. Pathetic record you got there Romney, Ryan & Eastwood supporters.

And some post that this President is at fault. Maybe some of the funds raised from todays bake sale will go to a class to teach real history to the "Fringe Uninformed".

Help clean up this State, vote the straight Democratic ticket whenever you have an opportunity.

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wake up

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Mar 31, 2013
central va marine wrote:
When a bake sale is used for a vehicle, symbolic or not, to raise awareness and funds for education, it is a sad day in America. The GOP got the sequester what they wanted, deep budget cuts, without considering the consequences. Another case of radical politicians pushing their extreme agenda, no matter who it hurts. Even when the President offers $3.00 in cuts for every dollar increase in taxes to ease us out of this "W" mess we are in. Baaanor, Hurt and Cantor still refuses to take YES for an answer.
I remember the last bake sale the GOP put this Country through for a dire cause; that was to purchase body armor to protect our Armed Forces going into, and already in combat in Iraq. Pathetic record you got there Romney, Ryan & Eastwood supporters.
And some post that this President is at fault. Maybe some of the funds raised from todays bake sale will go to a class to teach real history to the "Fringe Uninformed".
Help clean up this State, vote the straight Democratic ticket whenever you have an opportunity.
more to come
It is OBAMA'S sequester! His idea! Republicans did not come up without just like they did not tank the economy. Obama did!
twinmom

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Mar 31, 2013
A bake sale? Seriously? I think it is just another publicity stunt by the Democrats and the socialist Organizing for America.

I agree with Wake Up, the sequester belongs to Obama. He invented it with his cronies, marketed it to Congress, and patted himself on the back when they accepted his plan. And he is the one who has decided where the cuts will come from- schools, police, airports, the military, national security, food inspectors,and other vital services. Has Michelle cut any of her 20+ staff members? Biden is on his 3rd vacation of 2013. The Obama girls just went on a luxury trip for spring break at taxpayer expense, and he is out playing another round of golf. We are funding research on snail sex and why coffee spills when you walk with it. I don't hear about any of those things being reduced or eliminated.

Until Obama and his buddies stop spending money like there is no tomorrow on frivolity and personal entertainment, I'll continue to support the sequester. And if you want to raise real money, you can make a direct donation when you pay your Albemarle County proeperty taxes, and designate it to the schools. Why allow Organizing for Action and Organizing for America to take their administrative cut?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Mar 31, 2013
sequester idea was dreamed up long before obama
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he suggested it as a solution to congress since they obviously couldn't come to an agreement otherwise
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congress didn't have to pass the law, but they did
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and it's exactly what the GOP wanted anyway
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Republicans could end it today if they wanted to.
Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#17 Mar 31, 2013
Vote libertarian if you want change. The only change Republicans and Democrats want is the change out your pocket when your paper money is gone. Happy Easter!!!
Gru

United States

#19 Mar 31, 2013
central va marine wrote:
When a bake sale is used for a vehicle, symbolic or not, to raise awareness and funds for education, it is a sad day in America. The GOP got the sequester what they wanted, deep budget cuts, without considering the consequences. Another case of radical politicians pushing their extreme agenda, no matter who it hurts. Even when the President offers $3.00 in cuts for every dollar increase in taxes to ease us out of this "W" mess we are in. Baaanor, Hurt and Cantor still refuses to take YES for an answer.
I remember the last bake sale the GOP put this Country through for a dire cause; that was to purchase body armor to protect our Armed Forces going into, and already in combat in Iraq. Pathetic record you got there Romney, Ryan & Eastwood supporters.
And some post that this President is at fault. Maybe some of the funds raised from todays bake sale will go to a class to teach real history to the "Fringe Uninformed".
Help clean up this State, vote the straight Democratic ticket whenever you have an opportunity.
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The sequester was your muslim-in-chief's idea, genius. All you socialists have NO ONE TO BLAME BUT YOURSELVES FOR PUTTING THAT COMMUNIST IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!! And there is no way, NO WAY, you are a real Marine!
Mimi

Free Union, VA

#20 Mar 31, 2013
Obviously the purpose of this bake sale was to make a statement and not to raise money. The sad fact is that too many parents depend on the government and the school system to provide meals, babysitting and guidance. Unfortunately reponsible parenting is becoming a thing of the past.
central va marine

Earlysville, VA

#21 Mar 31, 2013
I see the blamers are out again, laying all problems from around the world at OUR AMERICAN PRESIDENT'S feet. A little study of the "Budget Crises of August 2011", will bring you up to date of real history, not the FOX variety.

(POP QUIZ: What Congress and during what year, challenged what President to multiple Budget Crises? ANSWER ; there has never been this type of circus put on by any political party in the history of this Country. It is a new concept instituted by the T-Babies)

The uninformed blabber from those above, from "Obama's Sequester", to there was no President named "W" who started 2 wars and gave the millionaires a tax break at the same time and brought this Country to the brink unlike anything since the "Great Depression (no one denied bake sales to buy body armor for service personnel going to war).

Oh, and there is the ever present "Obama is a Communist". A statement that is equal to the come back during an argument between two children; "oh yea".

But that's ok. As some bragged after the 2010 elections, "Elections have consequences". Might I suggest that you contact your Congressman and push Emperor Baaanor to say; "Yes, I will accept the President's offer". That is when the economy will change for the better.

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sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Mar 31, 2013
Congress has dummies like some earlier posters right where they want them, divided. They laugh all the way to the bank. You lefties and righties need to wake the frig up.

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