A Conversation On Education

163 Responses to “A Conversation On Education”

  1. June 14, 2018 at 9:09 pm

  2. June 14, 2018 at 9:12 pm


  3. 5 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2018 at 9:21 pm

  4. June 14, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    This Thread!

    • 7 nathkatun7
      June 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Does any one remember when the angry anti-Obama right wingers, who vowed to oppose and obstruct everything he did, being urged to “build bridges” with Obama and his supporters?

      I am sorry, but I am not interested in “building bridges” with right wing racists and haters. Moreover, they are not interested in “building bridges.” The #1 goal of the “far right” is: Retention and perpetuation of white domination.

  5. 8 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Kills me that both Sessions and Sarah H Sanders are quoting from the Bible from their respective perches of hate. They are FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.

    • June 14, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      I’m super aggravated about this. It’s not about their religion, either. They just have NO defense of the atrocities they’re committing so just as they cling to the flag to promote racism, they project the bible as cover for their racist dehumanization of children.

    • June 14, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      And, they could care less about any form of constraint be it legal or moral. They are all as evil as any human has ever been.

      Guarantee if you we aren’t any distance away from Trump or any of these creatures killing someone with a flame thrower and using the Bible and the Constitution to justify it – knowing that Fox and 20-30 % of the population would do nothing but support them – especially if the targeted person were brown or black.

  6. June 14, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Here he comes!

  7. 16 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Even ol’ Andrea’s lost her objectivity.

    • 17 vcprezofan2
      June 14, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      Hi JO’B, did you see our new word of the week in that Rachel Held Evans tweet thread Bobfr shared below? Last week (or earlier this week – can’t remember) it was “chiaroscuro”, a word I’d never seen or heard before. Today it’s some man saying he’s a “hermeneutician”. 😉 At first, looking at his profile pic, I wondered if it was a fancy way to say ‘hermit’. Is the word as new to you as it was to me? 😀

      • 18 jacquelineoboomer
        June 14, 2018 at 11:32 pm

        Totally new (words) to me! Just found this one in the dictionary. At least we are learning while we are being aggravated to death, eh?

  8. June 14, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Reality served iced cold ….

  9. 22 sjterrid
    June 14, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Thank you so much Nerdy for providing the conversation with FL Michelle Obama that she gave today for Beat The Odds.

    • June 14, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      Always love listening to Michelle Obama.

    • 25 sherijr
      June 15, 2018 at 8:45 am

      I am passing these wise words (Thank you FLOTUS Michelle Obama) to my newly graduated son who has chosen not to go to college… I hope that’s a “yet” and not an “indefinitely”. Thank you for posting this meta & Nerdy!

  10. 26 magapie
    June 14, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    I apologize in advance if this rude, BUT I want ZERO religious references to explain, attack, defend or argue about the current insanity we are witnessing. PLEASE PUT THE HOLY BOOKS AWAY. Don’t confuse the evil, avarice, hubris and destruction. No religion is required to see this level of evil and hate.

  11. June 14, 2018 at 10:26 pm

  12. June 14, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    • June 15, 2018 at 12:05 am

      CA don’t fall for separation BREXIFICATION. UK regrets being played now. CA is the 5th largest economy in the WORLD.
      Don’t give the crash the economy Trumpians the chance to do it again.

  13. 38 desertflower
    June 14, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    As was discussed here the other day:) I hope she does.

  14. 39 desertflower
    June 14, 2018 at 11:35 pm

  15. 40 desertflower
    June 14, 2018 at 11:36 pm


  16. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    June 14, 2018 at 11:38 pm

  17. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    June 15, 2018 at 12:05 am

  18. 46 jacquelineoboomer
    June 15, 2018 at 1:13 am

  19. 47 Don
    June 15, 2018 at 7:35 am

    From a tan suit to children being snatched from their parents arms.

  20. 48 Don
    June 15, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Where is everyone, how can you guys sleep when Paul Manafort is just hours away from going to jail?

  21. 50 Don
    June 15, 2018 at 7:56 am

    The reason you guys are still asleep is because you all stay up all night listening to the devil’s music and drinking the devil’s wine.

    • 51 globalcitizenlinda
      June 15, 2018 at 8:24 am

      how could we have thought that we could hide these activities from you – we forgot about the proven words about what light does to whatever happened in the dark ………

    • 52 desertflower
      June 15, 2018 at 9:49 am

      That would be me:) I was dreaming some WEIRD dreams last night! Damn agave:)

  22. 53 Don
    June 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I get up early because there is business to be done, I keep my nose on the grindstone and I keep a steady hand on the tiller, and I do all these things at once.

    • 54 desertflower
      June 15, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Me, too! Except when I don’t. I can multitask. I do it ALL the time….which is why a cocktail (A…as in singular) is lovely when my day of multitasking is done. 🙂 Besides, I live in the desert. If you don’t get up early here, NOTHING gets done in the summer. True fact

    • 55 desertflower
      June 15, 2018 at 9:53 am

      Morning, Don!

  23. 57 sherijr
    June 15, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I have to say that I am very, very appreciative of the fired up fury of so many on twitter for these children & their parents…from Walter Shaub to Rob Reiner to our own Bob & meta. I have been hopeful that we wouldn’t settle for this- the majority of us… that we will not allow history to be repeated in our name. That we care more for children than we care for our silence. We will stop this and we will end this Administration. I believe that today more than ever.

  24. June 15, 2018 at 9:11 am

  25. June 15, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Those cowardly guys making war on little children. Sorry cowardly Super-Religious guys.

  26. June 15, 2018 at 9:35 am

    And btw kidnapped breastfeeding baby had to learn a whole new tongue placement and swallow mechanism in order to stay alive = for sure they only have bottles and no wet nurses in the jails. This kind of confusion can lead to baby not being able to nurse again easily/at all. And what happens at night? My children woke up frequently. Are they OK with that inside the Walmart black box where the lights are probably always on?

    • June 15, 2018 at 9:51 am

      And I had a child who was allergic to every kind of grain plus dairy and other things for the first 9 or 10 years. It was serious. Are the
      jailers aware of that and other medical conditions that a young child has no idea about? Breathing issues. Allergies to even a hint of nuts in food can be life threatening. Children don’t come with labels. Who is keeping track? It is not possible to do a credible job. Think of the overcrowding and staff required. Just not possible. If Sessions-Trump had any brains they’d end this NOW.

  27. 66 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 9:59 am


  28. 69 JER
    June 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    @thehill – 6 minutes ago
    Trump: I want “my people” to listen to me like Kim Jong Un’s people listen to him. Kim’s people sit up when he speaks, ‘I want my people to do the same.’ http://hill.cm/y1jGGBE

  29. June 15, 2018 at 10:04 am


  30. 72 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 10:08 am

  31. 73 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 10:15 am

  32. 74 JER
    June 15, 2018 at 10:17 am

  33. 76 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 10:47 am


  34. 78 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 10:48 am

    They. Don’t. Care.

  35. 79 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 10:55 am

    From a comedian, no less. Stephen is spot on! Must See/Share

  36. 80 Gazelle
    June 15, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Is Paulie in the Big house yet? 😷😯

  37. 86 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Fired for telling the truth. This is where we are.

  38. 87 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I just don’t know what to say anymore. Why does he have a job? Because trump doesn’t CARE if he does this, that’s why!

    • 88 0388jojothecat
      June 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      White Affirmative Action or White Priviledged Admissions is fine…Diversity Admissions not so much! Non-whites being admitted to college not based on merits/grades takes a spot away from white middle class kids.

  39. June 15, 2018 at 11:13 am

    This dumbass needs to be put away NOW.

    • 90 desertflower
      June 15, 2018 at 11:17 am

      HIs cell? EVERYONE has that hackable thing!Honestly, I feel like I want to crawl out of my skin

  40. June 15, 2018 at 11:14 am

    OK, a nibble……..

    • June 15, 2018 at 11:15 am

  41. 94 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 11:21 am

  42. June 15, 2018 at 11:21 am

  43. 97 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 11:31 am

    He’s a very, very, very sick man.

  44. 98 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Wait, WHAT?????

  45. 101 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 11:36 am

    OH BOY! 🙂


    President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has indicated to family and friends he is willing to cooperate with federal investigators to alleviate the pressure on himself and his family, according to a source familiar with the matter.

    Cohen has expressed anger with the treatment he has gotten from the President, who has minimized his relationship with Cohen, and comments from the President’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the source said. The treatment has left him feeling isolated and more open to cooperating, the source said.

  46. 102 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 11:47 am


  47. 105 idon
    June 15, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Manafort sent to jail according to reports at other sites. no link yet.

  48. June 15, 2018 at 11:52 am

    HE’S GOING TO JAIL!!!!!!

    HE’S GOING TO JAIL!!!!!!

    HE’S GOING TO JAIL!!!!!!

    HE’S GOING TO JAIL!!!!!!

  49. June 15, 2018 at 11:53 am

  50. 109 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Take me with you!!

  51. 110 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 11:55 am

  52. 111 Don
    June 15, 2018 at 11:56 am

    “Aww, you mother****ers. Okay. Alright. I’m putting cases on all you bitches! Huh. You think you can do this shit… You think you can do this to me?! You mother****ers will be playing basketball in Pelican Bay when I get finished with you! SHU program. 23 hour lockdown!”

    Training Day, Robert Mueller.

  53. June 15, 2018 at 11:59 am

  54. 119 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 11:59 am

  55. 120 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Happy Mueller Friday!!

  56. 121 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Bottom line. She made the right call

  57. June 15, 2018 at 12:04 pm

  58. 123 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Good message. Give him a taste and see if he changes his obstinate tune

  59. 124 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    The only thing that could make this day better, is that Cohen would ring up Mueller and tell him that he’s willing to talk and tell him EVERYTHING:)

  60. June 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm

  61. June 15, 2018 at 12:18 pm

  62. 128 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    When we vote, we win. Show up, people!

  63. June 15, 2018 at 12:37 pm

  64. June 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    This judge is done playing.

  65. 133 Don
    June 15, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Trust me when I tell you that after Manafort is fingerprinted and he changes out of his expensive suit and put on that freshly washed government issue, and he slips off his Bruno Magli loafers and put on those white or tan colored rubber bath slippers it will hit home that shit is about to get real. There are layers to going to prison, and after each freedom is slowly taken away he will begin to understand the gravity of the situation. Right now Manafort is on a high, he’s probably telling himself that he can do time. But as each day passes by his demeanor will change. His optimism will give way to pessimism. Everything that I’ve describe I’ve seen up close and personal for the last eighteen plus years. Manafort better settle in for the ride. There’s an old saying, if the judge sentence you to 20, bring a friend and only do 10.

  66. June 15, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Jail bird!!

  67. June 15, 2018 at 1:14 pm

  68. 138 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    What does this mean?

  69. 140 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    • 141 Beaglemom
      June 16, 2018 at 8:24 am

      The entire Republican Party is complicit with Trump and has been ever since he became their candidate. The GOP is also complicit with the Russian subversion of the 2016 election. Every single member of the GOP.

  70. 142 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    I’m pretty sure that’s not cool

  71. 143 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm

  72. 146 desertflower
    June 15, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    • 147 Sandy1110
      June 15, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Thank the gods.

      His team doesn’t mess around, and we need everything we can get since Congress is a completely corrupt GOP failure and a danger to the country.

  73. 148 Don
    June 15, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    There is a reason why the Feds arrest people on a Thursday or a Friday, and it has to do with the weekend. They throw you in a hole over the weekend so you can think about cooperating. And when Monday morning comes around and you go for the arraignment, you’ve had time enough to “properly” digest the situation. Manafort’s problem was that he couldn’t fully appreciate the severity of his situation. Because when you’re sitting up in your million dollar plus mansion you can’t properly assess the situation. So now the Feds have placed Manafort in an environment that is conducive for thinking.

  74. June 15, 2018 at 1:47 pm

  75. 155 Don
    June 15, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Can you imagine all the assholes that are puckering up all over Washington and beyond at this very moment? I think that there are some reevaluations taking place in lawyer offices today.

  76. June 15, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Damn traitors

  77. 157 JER
    June 15, 2018 at 2:05 pm

  78. 158 Betsy
    June 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I am looking forward to Michael Cohen indictment today too. So far 2-0 for the good guys. Manafort’s in jail; Cohen’s gag order on Avenatti’s been denied. I am feeling the most hope I’ve felt since Nov 6, 2016.

  79. June 15, 2018 at 2:27 pm


    • 161 0388jojothecat
      June 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      This was a nothing burger click bait article. He basically was SS detail for a very short time, didn’t agree with PBO’s “policies ( which none of these people can articulate)” but he was a decent, kind, generous, respectful man as well as his entire family. NOTHING NEW. Most SS agents do not seek limelight or write of their experiences. These people know how popular and anything written about Obama will make them rich.

  80. 162 globalcitizenlinda
    June 15, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    These are troubled times in this country and today, some of that was right in my residential space.

    For decades now, there is mosque near located in The Ohio State University neighborhood, in Columbus Ohio .

    Well, today being EID, the extremist Christians (also known as trump key supporters) decided that this would be the “best day” to come and stage protests against Muslims.

    Counter-protesters (in this case the people against such hatemongering) came out too and occupied the opposite side of the street). A number of police officers and news reporters are here.

    A friend called me to tell me about the protest. Of course, like any self-respecting socio-economic justice activist would do, I quickly made my sign and went out to counter-protest against the hatemongers.

    Our group was larger, more vocal and more diverse. We put ourselves upfront so that the Muslims could enter and say their prayers.

    Yes, it is very hot but we have to support other marginalized groups when they need us.

    Ps, If you have some financial, time, or other resources, please consider supporting and promoting Senator Sherrod Brown (D, OH) who is in a very tight re-election race. He is an unapologetic supporter of socio-economic justice and all kinds of priority human rights issues.

  81. 163 JER
    June 15, 2018 at 3:32 pm

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