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Government Shutdown: A Teachable Moment

October 21, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: This is a teachable moment. Unfortunately all our political leaders are too busy insulting each other to get to the point....

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50s4ever

Nov-01-13 2:01 PM

Whatever color I am monkey...you aint.

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Monkeyboy

Nov-01-13 1:54 PM

Here we go again. 50s4ever obsessed about color.

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bluesman

Oct-31-13 11:40 AM

White of course. Monkey is as pure as the driven snow.

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50s4ever

Oct-30-13 3:07 PM

Hmmmm...what color robes do we wear?

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EaglesWings

Oct-29-13 9:22 PM

Hmmm. A MonkeyBoy fan club? Can 50s be the prez? Can I start a Tea Party branch in Monkey's honor?

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bluesman

Oct-29-13 2:42 PM

See, now that was funny.

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Monkeyboy

Oct-29-13 10:15 AM

You are welcome to form a Monkeyboy Fan Club. If you spend so much time with your undies in a bunch over what I write it must be because I am undermining you faith in your failed right-wing dogma. Glad I could help open you eyes.

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50s4ever

Oct-29-13 10:05 AM

I suspect Monkey is not educated or even read on the subject. But progs with Doctorates spout the same ridiculous accusations, and get paid well for it. I have Blake, Douglass, DuBois, Lovejoy, Olmstead, and Lively. I'm no scholar, but I doubt he has read anything beyond Leonard Pitts.

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threestrikesout

Oct-28-13 9:54 AM

I think monkey is very mislead. Funny? - Yes, in a pitiful sort of way. I mean that in a respectable way because my opinion is that the majority of the Liberals can't see past their own nose. Kinda like the Pied Piper...the rats follow him to their doom...

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bluesman

Oct-27-13 3:39 PM

You can't fool me monkey. Loner warned me about you, during one of our training sessions.

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bluesman

Oct-27-13 3:36 PM

You forgot to mention psycho, monkey. Although, I think you're the same person. He left, now you;re here.

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bluesman

Oct-27-13 1:19 PM

who cries. But I'm sure he was crying also.

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bluesman

Oct-27-13 1:18 PM

Three "idiots" and a "stupid" from some clown was cries about personal attacks. Obamacare is a joke loon! Just like you.

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50s4ever

Oct-26-13 7:10 PM

Wow. Sammie can't you just feel the love here?

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Psychofux

Oct-26-13 5:10 PM

I see some idiot here still worries about Obama's birthplace. So the ACA web applications are having a problem. So what, there's still several months before the start. You do know there are other ways to apply that don't involve the internet, don't you? Or are you an idiot. People are trying to sign up in droves…and the deadline is still several months away. And to the idiots. This is not socialism, this is a social program. I'm sorry that you are too stupid to know the difference. Look up Socialism, look up fascism. gwbush and his administration was closer to fascism than any democrat has ever been to socialism.

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50s4ever

Oct-26-13 8:27 AM

David I just can't help noting you think fruit picking is slave labor. Even in slavery days in this country we didn't use slaves to pick fruit up here. You're showing your true colors. MONKEYBOY! LOOK!

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DavidVA

Oct-24-13 8:37 PM

You know, you can sit around and blame, if it makes you feel better, but the facts are simple. You can take the bit in your own teeth and move the city, or you sit around and whine. No, the lazy slackers aren't the problem, and lower taxes won't make things work. If you want to move forward, you need to move out of your comfort zone and take risks. If you're OK where you are, don't complain.

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EaglesWings

Oct-24-13 5:45 PM

Careful, 50s. You said "Asian." Somebody might interpret that as a cunningly concealed racist remark.

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50s4ever

Oct-24-13 5:27 PM

Ever hears of low skills paying low wages? Both parties are guilty of making it profitable to send jobs overseas, or bring in labor. But if we didn't accept sloth in this country, we wouldn't have it. See an Asian country for proof.

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DavidVA

Oct-24-13 3:32 PM

OK 50s, you've got me. How could I be so foolish. Of course Americans are willing to pick fruit for a living. Maybe not. It's close to slave labor, both in the work involved and the pay. Why is that even permitted?

And the STEM jobs, I know about those. Offer to hire an engineer at 2/3 what that job typically pays. Young engineers can't do that and pay their school loans, so no takers. Then, the employer asks for H1-B visas, to hire foreign workers ... which they have been getting. This is true whether the adminstartion is run by Republicans or Democrats.

It demotivates American students. Why work that hard and pay that much, and not see a solid future? So many just don't go. That's why we're at the bottom of the STEM list. We aren't graduating them. Companies are getting them as quasi-slave labor for a few years, then sending them on, and hiring new ones.

Does this sound like a long term solution to you?

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50s4ever

Oct-24-13 3:15 PM

Maybe because his brilliance was just media buzz controlled by his handlers?

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bluesman

Oct-24-13 12:14 PM

How does somebody so brilliant keep getting himself in so much trouble.

He found out about the problems with the rollout from the news. He found out about fast and furious from the news. He found out about the IRS scandel from the news. Thank God there is a tv in the white house.

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bluesman

Oct-24-13 12:05 PM

Obama will go along with the delay. He just has to figure out a way to make it his idea first.

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50s4ever

Oct-24-13 11:32 AM

Strange how we can be so far behind most countries in education, and import workers both hard labor and engineer types, yet David claims the opposite. We aren't a nation of productive industry anymore, we're a consumer nation and when half the country can only consume on the government paycheck every month, I say we are in big trouble. What? Cruz has legal citizenship by birth to an American citizen anywhere in the world. Make up your mind. And his Father was Cuban. A racist like Monkey should have known Hispanic covers a lot of nationalities. But he still hasn't figured out Africa. Spooner was far out, but getting closer every time a judge or politician uses the constitution for a beginner's guide.

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threestrikesout

Oct-24-13 11:11 AM

Again...I'm not a tea party member, nor do I have to be, to see that the blame lies at the door of the democrats and progressives for the way this country is today. All of these liberal commentators on here can use all of the intelligible quotes and references they like - but repeating the same jargon over and over doesn't change the facts!

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