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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Student computers

Concerning the stories regarding a laptop for every student: Did the reporter ask if the assistant superintendent polled the teachers to see what use of technology they currently use and then follow up by looking at class Web pages and the use of the computer labs for what type of projects? Technology is not the key; the key is how it is used. This seems like someone wants to get on the bandwagon without a lot of planning. For the amount of money, let's use a year to investigate just how we would use the technology. Students are good with smartphones and gaming but unfortunately that's about all. This is something the school district should know already but seems to be ignoring.

Unemployment rate

It's complicated. If unemployment is lower than the nation's in a state that has a has a Republican governor, the Republican governor deserves the credit. If the rate of unemployment in a state that has a Republican governor is the same or higher than it is nationally, it is President Obama's fault. If the rate of unemployment is the same or higher than it is nationally in a state with a Democratic governor it is the fault of the governor and the president. If the rate of unemployment is lower in a state than it is nationally and has a Democratic governor, it is the result of market forces over which neither the governor nor the president have any control and, therefore, deserve no credit.

Rust, Limbaugh

Reading over last Sunday's paper, I read the article by Gary Rust about David Limbaugh. Does he think there are no Democrats who read the paper? They are judging other people. Is this a joke? Isn't it bad enough we have to put up with Rush? Ask several liberals to write articles in the paper, or are you all just scared to do that?


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Student Computers...Agree!

Unemployment rate...really agree!

Rust Limbaugh....have known this for a very long time. Did you know the great state of Missouri ranks 6th in mental illness. I don't know what that says about them or me...

-- Posted by Theorist on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 7:51 AM

Student computers: "Technology is not the key; the key is how it is used"....well said.

Unemployment rate: The blame game being well played and the result is still high unemployment.

Rust, Limbaugh: zzzzzzzzzzz

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 8:15 AM

Computer merely a tool. . .I agree; it all depends on how it is used.

Unemployment . . .No one knows what the real numbers are which makes this issue so easy to spin.

Rust, Limbaugh . . .Alex Baldwin & Russell Brand?

-- Posted by Cogito on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 8:41 AM

Unemployment rate - if you want to talk about a "blame game" you need to mention the 1000's of times Obama has said "It's Bush's fault". You bought that lie hook, line and sinker.

Why are you worried about unemployment numbers? Obama's administration said "If we pass the stimulus unemployment will not go above 8%". It's been above ever since. HE said HE could prevent that by his policies. HE failed so most responsible people blame him. Not Bush. Not the Japan earthquake. Not republicans.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 11:09 AM

Why are you worried about unemployment numbers? Obama's administration said "If we pass the stimulus unemployment will not go above 8%". It's been above ever since. HE said HE could prevent that by his policies. HE failed so most responsible people blame him. Not Bush. Not the Japan earthquake. Not republicans.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 11:09 AM

You use quotations marks to SAY President Obama made a statement about 8% unemployment, I can't find that quote anywhere except from Republican statements. Are you sure President Obama made that statement? Just say "no" Dug, it's what Republicans are good at when it comes to helping our country. Before saving America, they want to save the Republicans.

-- Posted by Username1 on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 2:17 PM

-- Posted by username1 on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 2:17 PM

You misuse quotes to SAY what you want someone to say. You left out the word "administration".

"Obama's administration" is what I said. Not Obama. Of course he's in charge of his administration right? Of course he knew these statements were being made.

Put down the kool aid and search a little more and you can easily find where Obama's administration said that unemployment would not go over 8% if his stimulus bill was passed.

Just say "yes" to the truth and you'll see through Obama.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 3:08 PM

username1 - spin this:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/19/senato...

Or do you believe her too?

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 4:11 PM

OK Dug, "PolitiFact could find no evidence of anyone in the administration making a public pledge that the stimulus would keep the unemployment rate below 8 percent" and rated the claim Mostly False -- The statement contains some element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.

Now you put down the kool-aid.

-- Posted by Username1 on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 8:06 PM

You misuse quotes to SAY what you want someone to say. You left out the word "administration".

"Obama's administration" is what I said. Not Obama.

Posted by Dug on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 3:08 PM

But you did say this at 11:09 AM , "HE said HE could prevent that by his policies" It was in your orginal post.

So Dug, are you claiming he said it or he didn't?

-- Posted by Username1 on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 8:20 PM

So, username1, are you saying he isn't in charge of his administration? That he doesn't know what's going on or approve of the statements made?

I know, it's Bush's fault... or the Japan earthquake... or Europe, right? He's got more excuses than I can remember.

He sold the stimulus in. His administration said do it and unemployment won't go above 8%. This is just another in the "I will close Gitmo in my first year... I will be the most transparent ever (see Eric Holder), I will cut deficits in half my first term...". You voted for him, not me.

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Jun 19, 2012, at 9:06 PM

usernamei: Apparently you haven't kept up with what has been going on with this administration. They made the statement back in early 2009 if congress would pass the 787 billion dollar stimulus package that the unemployment rate would not go above 8%. Early 2011 the President met with a group and was ask why the unemployment rate has remained above the 8% level and he replied "So much for the shovel ready jobs". The President made both statements it is a matter of public record. By the way username1 the administration is Obama he is the man in charge and is suppose to over see the daily operations of his office and also supervise his staff.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 7:19 AM

Ok Dug and Swamp, I'll repost what I posted earlier. Apparently Swamp hasn't kept up with this administration.

"PolitiFact could find NO evidence of anyone in the ADMINISTRATION making a public pledge that the stimulus would keep the unemployment rate below 8 percent" and rated the claim Mostly False -- The statement contains some element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.

Now you put down the kool-aid.

-- Posted by Username1 on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 10:16 AM

-- Posted by username1 on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 10:16 AM

A lie. Google Christina Romer and click on a link other than politifact. Sometimes you have to look around. Enjoy.

-- Posted by Dug on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 11:01 AM

Dug, sometimes you just have to accept when you are proven wrong - get over it.

-- Posted by Username1 on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 12:59 PM


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