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  1. 4 GGail
    October 28, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Damn! I should have checked out the picture before rushing to be First 😯

  2. 7 GGail
    October 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I want a PBO picture to balance out this “child of darkness” toon

  3. 14 Roberta in MN
    October 28, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I posted some of those toones on my FB page. That one I think I missed. Will have to do another Halloween post. LOL. These are so damned true and it is scary.

  4. 15 Roberta in MN
    October 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    This is for Nerdy. I am going to be in Killeen, TX from the 21 of Nov to Nov 30. Any change of getting together? rca42 at yahoo dot com. let me know. Thanks

  5. 16 whatisworking
    October 28, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Bringing this over from the previous thread. I encourage everyone to watch the video

    HI All

    Having taught in K-12 and a Community College setting for 35 years I was appalled. The only reason to lay hands on a student would be if they were physically attacking someone or had a weapon. This is inexcusable.

    In our liberal CA community it was brought to our attention that our schools had the 4th highest expulsion rate in the State of CA. We were horrified. It surprised folks and caused several groups to research other options.

    We now have a system in the Santa Rosa City Schools called “Restorative Justice”. It has dramatically reduced expulsion and suspension rates and …. drum roll …. Saved the schools hundreds of thousands of $$ because kids are staying in school and bringing in more funds for school budgets.

    If teachers have training in de-escalating situations the cop would not have been called and the teacher could have learned a little more about the girl and realized she was lonely and needed a friend.

    Here is a video about how Restorative Justice worked in Santa Rosa – google restorative justice and see if it could work in your area.

    • 17 GGail
      October 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      GM Linda and thanks for posting this great suggestion!
      And I love what you wrote…”If teachers have training in de-escalating situations the cop would not have been called and the teacher could have learned a little more about the girl and realized she was lonely and needed a friend.”

    • October 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      thanks for sharing this. my mother taught in the santa rosa school system in the 1970s for a few years. loved it there.

  6. 21 JER
    October 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, and Prince Harry meet with wounded servicemen at USO Warrior and Family Center in Fort Belvoir, VA. Click here ► ► http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  7. 35 amk for obama
    October 28, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    So the thug has been fired. Good. Looks like only citizen journalism will work to bring some semblence of justice to the underprivileged.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34662026

    • 36 amk for obama
      October 28, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Mr Lott said he had received expressions of support for the officer, who had been at the school seven years, from some parents and school officials.

      Amazing.

      • 37 0388jojothecat
        October 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm

        So now the officer will get a job with another police force and next time an AA man, woman or child will wind up dead.

  8. 38 amk for obama
    October 28, 2015 at 1:13 pm

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  10. 63 amk for obama
    October 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    my girls in wta semis.

    • 65 MadameSoph
      October 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      This is my world. Kitties decided they couldn’t sleep and bugged me for treats at 4 a.m. until I got up. They go in the kitchen and rub the bag of food with their faces and it makes so much noise I can’t sleep. Then they come up to my face while I’m in bed and yell, “Meow!” (translation: “Treats!”) Luckily I didn’t have to wake up early, but still didn’t get a full night’s sleep. >^..^< Love them so much, in spite of it all 🙂

  11. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2015 at 1:32 pm

  12. 70 JER
    October 28, 2015 at 1:33 pm

  13. October 28, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    oh no….the Nigra wants to let other Nigras out of jail!

  14. 84 amk for obama
    October 28, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    • 85 kid kanga
      October 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      I saw an awesome!! PBS documentary a few weeks back about Lincoln and the Gettysburg address. One of the more interesting things was how critical the wire (telegraph) system was to him. He pretty much ran the war command out of the telegraph room. Of course those were typically short messages back and forth as well (proto twitter!)

      I’m sure honest Abe would not at all be surprised or vexed by this new fangled twitter thingy. 🙂 of course, this type of brevity may have also influenced the length and precision of the Gettysburg address. also, since the speech was short enough to be sent via telegraph it was one of the first ‘viral’ speeches in history.

  15. 86 amk for obama
    October 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    and I am outta here.

  16. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    This literally happened.

    • 89 jacquelineoboomer
      October 28, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      And she went on to help him come up with something, like saying, “Trump. How will Trump … “

      • 90 jacquelineoboomer
        October 28, 2015 at 2:07 pm

        DWS just told Andrea (in response to a question about Hillary as frontrunner) that her job as DNC chair was to “neutrally manage our nominating process.” Yeah, right, she really believes that.

  17. 91 GGail
    October 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    A friend of mine has a local newspaper in LA and this was featured:
    THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS REMEMBERED
    Fayard and Harold Nicholas made a name for themselves with their feet. From the ages of 14 and 7, the brothers impressed crowds worldwide with their electric tap dancing skills. Though they passed in 2006 and 2000 respectively, the Nicholas Brothers’ legacy lives on through their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, including Tony Nicholas, director of Tom Bradley International Source Center on Pico Boulevard. Tony, son of Fayard Nicholas, hopes to stage a Nicholas Brothers tribute show at a local theater soon. He spoke with The Neighborhood News about his father’s life in Los Angeles and beyond.

    http://www.theneighborhoodnewsonline.net/local-people/interviews/1102-the-nicholas-brothers-remembered

  18. 92 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners, starting with this Post and 2/3 posts since last night.
    Congrats to Amk’s Daughter on her latest Achievement.

  19. 93 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Hmm?
    Why now, Sanders? Hmm?

  20. 94 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    • 96 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      October 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      I DON’T HAVE A GOOD FEELING ABOUT THIS TRIP…ESPECIALLY WHEN EVERYTHING IS ON FIRE….I DO NOT LIKE THIS…:(

  21. 97 donna dem 4 obama
    October 28, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    • October 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      This scares me a bit…this is such a volatile part of the world…..

      • 99 donna dem 4 obama
        October 28, 2015 at 2:38 pm

        I understand your concern because I always have the same fear every time PBO goes to Texas. Sorry, Texans but I will never forget what happened to JFK. My consolation for FLOTUS’ trip is in knowing that PBO wouldn’t let her go anywhere that he couldn’t ensure her safety. She’ll be okay and It will be a fabulous trip.

      • 101 susanne
        October 28, 2015 at 5:57 pm

        It scares me, too, and I think the very fact of its danger pushes people to recognize how important her work is there. Girls are living in desperate situations, with no voice, and no future but housework, babies, and abuse. I admire and salute her, and I also plan to light some extra candles for her safe return.

  22. 104 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 2:18 pm

  23. 105 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

  24. 106 Linda
    October 28, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Brian Williams new title is ” Ambulance Chaser “.

    He is reporting live about the Blimp

  25. 112 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm

  26. 113 donna dem 4 obama
    October 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I’ve heard that the police officer has been fired. My next question is what on earth is the policy within that school (district) on how to handle uncooperative students? Why on earth would a teacher or administrator in that school think that it would be okay to call the police to remove a non-violent student from a classroom? Is this standard operating procedures in South Carolina? My first instinct is to blame the teacher or principal but I’m beginning to believe that this is somehow what they think they were supposed to do? The reality is that had this not been recorded no one outside of that classroom would have known about it. The only saving grace in this horrible nightmare is that it has put the spotlight on what apparently has been an okay practice that was sanctioned at the very least at Spring Valley High but at worse the entire State. Hopefully these practices are now in the process of changing….

    • October 28, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Many high schools and middle schools now have SROs-can’t remember the actual words, maybe service esource officer? – who re police officers. The original goal was to have them trained in deescalating crisis situations. Talking quietly to the student, finding a staff member the student is close to, finding a friend to talk to them, calling the family are some of the ways they SHOULD be trying to defuse the situation. They were also meant to provide the students with a positive relationship with a police officer, and to help head off trouble before it starts. You can see how badly some have strayed from that model.

    • 115 MadameSoph
      October 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      I have been wondering that myself, Donna. I remember plenty of kids that disobeyed the teacher or disrupted class and plenty that argued with teachers, but the teacher handled it or the parents were called and the kid spent the day in the Principal’s office until they got there. If a student refused to go, the teacher didn’t wrestle them to the ground, let alone call the police to do so!! What in the hell are police doing on a school campus anyway?!

      Something that has been bothering me is that this was an adult man putting his hands forcibly all over a teenage girl, and a big, burly man at that. In what universe is that o.k.? If for some reason (and I don’t see it) this student needed to be physically removed from class, why wasn’t a female called? I can’t help but think that this girl’s color is why we are not hearing about this aspect of the incident. Just imagine if a big, burly black man (officer, teacher, whatever) put his hands around the neck and body of and then dragged a white underage female student?

      This was so very wrong on multiple levels.

  27. 116 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 2:44 pm

  28. October 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    😆

  29. 120 Linda
    October 28, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Paul Ryan only got 200 votes to run for Speaker

    • 121 Nena20409
      October 28, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      The 43 No Votes that would make his Tenure as Speaker……..a Living Hell. Lucky for Ryan, it will only last through 2016. By Jan 2017, he would have called it quits or the 43 would have dethroned him.

  30. 122 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

  31. 123 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    It’s the Green Room, Debates…..oops…..Stupid 😉 ?

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  34. 129 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    It’s a NORAD Blimp 🙂

    Now that explains the $2.5B or not……. 😉

  35. 130 Nena20409
    October 28, 2015 at 3:35 pm


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