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Free College in New York State…….Well Not Really

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New York is set to become the first state in the union to offer free college tuition. Thanks to socialist governor Andrew Cuomo, tuition at state and city colleges will now be free to those students who come from families making less than $100k per year.  The threshold will rise to $125,000 per year in three years. 

It’s been reported that upwards of 940,000 families will benefit as a result. 

So let’s think about this for a minute. If the average family has 2.4 children – that means 2,256,000 children can ultimately take advantage of this “free” tuition. 

If they all decide to go to a state school and the average tuition cost is $6470/year, the total cost per year for all these children will be over $14 billion. 

At the end of four years – this free tuition will cost over $58 billion per family. 

$58 billion. 

So please explain to me how this is “free” tuition. 
Are the professors no longer getting paid and now volunteering their time?  Are the utility companies now providing free gas and electric to the schools? Are the security officers now working for free?  

You see free does not mean free unless of course you’re Andrew Cuomo or Bernie Sanders. Then free means free – just as long other people are going to be paying for it. 

Written by usa1968

April 11, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Idiots of the Day

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All those parents in Northhampton Massachusetts as well as the school board who put an end to “High Five Friday’s” with local police officers. 

What began as a way to strengthen relations between police and students was turned into controversy by parents who believed that a police presence would be detrimental to some of the children. 

Wait. 

What?????

Only in America – and then only in liberal communities like Northampton- would police welcoming children to school cause controversy. 

Seems many of these parents expressed concern that “kids of color” (their words,) undocumented children and any child that had a negative experience with the police, could be adversely affected by the police presence. 

Where have we gone in this country that this thought is considered normal and is actually put into practice so much so that this program to strengthen relations with the police had to be cancelled.

I would bet my last dollar that those parents of the students who were killed at Columbine and Sandy Hook wish there were police officers at the school on those tragic days. 

We need to stop this. 

So please – next time some liberal says something completely off the wall – don’t argue, don’t debate. Just look at them and say “you’re an idiot.

But then again, you really can’t fix stupid. 

Written by usa1968

February 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Idiot of the Week

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Earlier this week, it was reported that a nine year old boy was suspended from a Texas elementary school for threatening to make another student disappear with a magic ring. The boys parents believe that he got the idea after watching The Hobbit movie.
Apparently Roxanne Greer, principal of Kermit Elementary School and other school officials believed the threat was real enough to suspend the boy for making a “terroristic threat.”
I attempted to get a comment (and find out if the ring was in fact real) from school officials.
A gentleman who answered the phone at the school (no name was provided) informed me that “due to Texas law, the school was not allowed to discuss a student with anyone but the students parents or guardian.”
I asked why a student would be suspended for threatening to make another student disappear with a ring that, for all intents and purposes, does not exist. The gentleman informed me that that was not the only reason why the student was suspended and that “I should not believe everything that is reported in the news.”
When I asked him to clarify, he again cited privacy issues.
I asked if it was true, as the boys parents were reporting, that the boy had also been suspended for bringing a children’s encyclopedia to school and calling another student black?
The gentleman informed me that the boys parents could say whatever they want to the press but it was not true. When I asked for clarification, he again cited privacy issues and stated that this was between the boy, his parents and the school.
He was unable to comprehend, as I explained to him, that this was not merely an issue between the boy, his parents and the school but an issue that impacts all society. When those charged with the responsibility of educating and shaping young minds exercise such illogical behavior, society as a whole must deal with the consequences.
Principal Roxanne Greer has no business being around children. She should be fired immediately, as should all those who made the mistake of hiring her.

Reverse Discrimination Should Never Be Tolerated

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When we hire, appoint, promote and elect based on ethnicity and gender rather than the qualification and ability of the person, the consequences will always be dire.

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October 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Education Does Not Cure Ignorance

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Judge Shira Scheindlin has proven that all the education in the world can not cure ignorance. It’s too bad that Cornell and Columbia University did not offer any classes in common sense. Her ruling against the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk program will benefit no one except the criminal.
It’s of no surprise that at least three of her previous rulings have been overturned on appeals.

Judges such as Scheindlin and Nicholas Garaufis, who ruled that the NYC Fire Department test was biased, have proven that they are more concerned with grabbing headlines and making a name for themselves than doing what’s right for the people of this country. Both need to be censured.
Both have demonstrated through their rulings why judges should not be seated for life but should serve for a specific term.

(Both Scheindlin and Garaufis were appointed by President Clinton.)

Fire the Teacher Rather Than Suspended a Six Year Old Student

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A six year old student at Park Elementary School in Maryland has been suspended for shaping a pastry into what a teacher believed was a gun.
Really?
That teacher should be fired and never allowed to teach again for lacking any common sense.
He or she is obviously unfit to supervise children.

Governor Tom Corbett Deserves to be Impeached

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So Governor Tom Corbett plans to sue the NCAA over the sanctions imposed against Penn State as a result of the crimes committed against children by Jerry Sandusky.

They should begin proceedings to impeach and remove Tom Corbett from office.
What a disgrace.

Written by usa1968

January 1, 2013 at 9:21 pm