Dallas Morning News endorses Amber Fulton in the race for State Representative, District 106.
Local fire rescue agencies received sonar training.
The American economy has now recovered ALL private sector jobs lost since January, 2009. This has got to be deeply troubling to Republicans who count on selling the big line of bullshit that the Obama administration hasn't fixed their mess quickly enough. Of course, we're still not back up to the same level of public sector jobs, thanks to radical Republicans across the country who have used the crisis as cover for their ideological agenda to cut public education. And as this blog points out, there were huge losses prior to January 2009 when President Obama took office.
Hey, what do you know? A bipartisan bill passed the House and Senate and was signed into law in 2010 forcing the government to communicate in plain writing. 33 Republicans voted against the House version of the bill for plain writing, including Rep Michael Burgess, (R, Lewisville). 82 Republicans voted against the final passed version, including Burgess. Talk about taking the "party of NO" a little too far...
Pay no attention to the fact that schools are under-funded and are increasing class sizes to save a buck. Ignore that bullying is still a big problem. Forget about the fact that overreaching state accountability standards driven by the Testing-Industrial Complex have our teachers wasting 45 days a year on test prep. What gets the peanut gallery really good and riled up is when schools do something like this. Poor, poor persecuted proselytizers!