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11 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

She is nor afraid to speak her mind and that is easy to admire. Women in this country are historically criticized for daring to be vocal and representing strong views. 

Yep.

I was called the most bubbly, abrasive person my news director had ever met, while working public radio in Louisville.

I was advocating for a raise, for myself because I was paid next to nothing, yet could cover every air shift and routinely did pieces for NPR.

Meanwhile, my coworker, who wasn't as talented, could not do those things, and earned more money.

My coworker was female.

I made the station manager uncomfortable because I wouldn't shut up about wanting more money for my multitude of services.

They coughed up more money, yet not enough, and I quit to freelance.

They then fired my coworker.

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2 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Was there some connection between the quoted comment and this article? I feel like I missed something. Maybe you could add some context. 

 

No, you didn't miss anything.  I was trying to post the link for the article Nel referenced. 

Thank you.

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4 hours ago, chare said:

I am glad some people stood up and objected.

But it still remains, that prayer, is going on in the state legislature.

It shouldn't.

I hope that one particular lawmaker is censured.

Her actions are unbecoming an elected official, who supposedly represents all people in the district, not just the Evangelicals and Pentecostals.

Thank you for posting, Chare.

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20 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Well, looks like Betsy DeVos spent some time before Congress yesterday, pleading her reasons for education cuts.

Those cuts include slashing the budget of the Special Olympics.

But, but, DeVos talked up her plan, for a $5 Billion tax credit (tax scheme), to help children attend private schools.

She calls it "education freedom."

From today's Washington Post:

DeVos Defends Proposed Cuts For Education, Special Olympics

At least one Republican on the panel, called DeVos out, while many Democrats blasted her.

 

How low can the Republicans go?  Geez, if Trump just cut out a few golf trips to Mar-a-Lago the Special Olympics could be funded with those savings.  Yet another example of the Republican philosophy of not caring about children once they're born.  I think deVos must be the worst of his appointments, although there are many to choose from.

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23 minutes ago, BCgradnurse said:

How low can the Republicans go?  Geez, if Trump just cut out a few golf trips to Mar-a-Lago the Special Olympics could be funded with those savings.  Yet another example of the Republican philosophy of not caring about children once they're born.  I think deVos must be the worst of his appointments, although there are many to choose from.

It is definitely difficult to choose which cabinet member is the worst, BC.

With the whole Boeing Max 8 debacle, where was the Transportation Secretary, Elaine Cho?

She is Mitch McConnell's spouse, and she was MIA.

 

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Chao. Misspelled her last name.

Elaine Chao.

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Several posts removed for off-topic responses and personal attacks.  

Threads will be closed if this continues.

Please debate/discuss without getting personal or slinging insults.

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2 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

How low can the Republicans go?  Geez, if Trump just cut out a few golf trips to Mar-a-Lago the Special Olympics could be funded with those savings.  Yet another example of the Republican philosophy of not caring about children once they're born.  I think deVos must be the worst of his appointments, although there are many to choose from.

Why should the government be funding charities?  How do you pick one to fund over another?

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48 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

Why should the government be funding charities?  How do you pick one to fund over another?

Well, what the government funding private, religious education?

Or the government funding private, charter schools?

In this case, the government has a very long history of funding Special Olympics.

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