Send Your Children to D.C. Public Schools, Mr. President-Elect

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Send Your Children to D.C. Public Schools, Mr. President-Elect

Barack and Michelle Obama are poised to commit a classic act of limousine-liberal hypocrisy -- in this case, turning their backs on tens of thousands of inner-city kids in Washington, D.C.

Public schools, it seems, are good enough for poor and middle-class families, but not for rich families like the Obamas.

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Submitted by PTCMomma on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 11:33pm.

Being against vouchers has nothing to do with having the $ to send your kids to private school. The cost to the taxpayer will be lower, no doubt, with what Secret Service will need to do in a private school vs. the local public school.

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Submitted by susieq on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 11:19pm.

I did not vote for Obama, but he won the election, and he is entitled to do whatever he pleases about his children's education. If YOU were President, don't you think you would have sense enough to have someone come in and teach your children (unless you sent them to private schools)? I know I would.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 6:30am.

If the President elect and Michelle Obama wish to provide their children with a better education then, so be it. Additionally, I suspect that the security needed for their children while in a public school setting might be disruptive for the whole school.
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Submitted by hersheybear88 on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 5:53pm.

of course the Obamas are too good for public schools.

Honestly Fred, Obama does not know what he is going to do in office and will fall flat on his face.

We as americans will suffer for his inexperience and his miracles that he can't perform.

I do expect miracles from him on the first day he is in office. LOL

God Is In Control

Submitted by susieq on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 11:22pm.

If you honestly believe God is in control, why don't you leave it alone and let Him control it?

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Submitted by diva on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 7:43pm.

You could have used public school, private school, any school. A mind is a terrible thing, and it must be stopped in our lifetime.

Submitted by skyspy on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 11:07pm.

"A mind is a terrible thing, and it must be stopped in our lifetime"

Best quote yet from the mayor of divaville. Have you thought about a career writing speeches for obama?

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Submitted by diva on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 11:32pm.

How can you not know Bob Nelson? This guy is Rodney Dangerfield funny! He's so well known I never thought I'd have to credit him; kind of like if I said, "I get no respect! No respect!" Everyone would know it was Dangerfield. Anyway, enjoy this, but there is OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE..

Bob Nelson and "Dain bramage"(6:50)

Skyspy, Divaville has had a new mayor for months Now Laughing out loud

Good night Sky... and good mornings too.

Submitted by FayetteFlyer on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 5:04pm.

Not have applied to President Bush's daughters as well? Correct me if I'm wrong, but no one admonished him for not sending them to public schools. Guess he didn't want his children left behind either.

Submitted by Kay4027 on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 2:01pm.

Last time I checked, fayette county wasn't necessarily "inner city" so why are you so upset? I don't know of any Presidents who COULD leave their kids in public school and keep them safe. Furthermore, he's the product of a deadbeat dad and single mother. Since when do we as Americans hate a person because their parents open opportunity for them to thrive? I am an inner city kid who was moved to the better areas to gain the opportunities that some kids were born with. I am a college grad and my kids are about to be accepted into a private school (full tuition paid). I also fight with other parents for equal education in all areas. Do you? If you are so concerned about the inequality in the school systems why don't you choose a more proactive approach to the problem? Petitioning for change, influencing your local representative to sponsor a bill, going into the inner cities with new approaches for families to become more involved in the PTO (which is how most schools get extra money for programs), all of these methods can help. Shifting blame never does. good luck to you.

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Submitted by JeffC on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 4:35pm.

Please, please, please do not encourage Fred to get involved with the local schools until my kids get out.


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Submitted by diva on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 5:24pm.

Oh, my abdomen hurts! Can you feel the love, "fred?" Can you see people slowly backing away from you and women clutching their purses? You've gone coo coo. You've gone coo coo. No, I didn't type that twice. You must be seeing things. My shoe! It spoke to me. Has anyone seen Barack's brother, George? He needs us. Make it stop, mommy. I like eggs.......

mmmmmmmmm....chocolate. mmmmmmmm

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