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Governor McDumbell

Postby fangz1956 » 2010 Feb 20 08:41

I understand that times are hard, the economy is in the dumper, and everybody is stretched pretty damn thin these days. However, the new budget proposals by Governor McDumbell take the cake. The picture that accompanied the article in the Roanoke Times this week made me want to vomit. What a faux look of concern for the poorest among us who are going to be hit the hardest.

By all means, let's fire teachers, cut out the school breakfast program for the poor kids, close the department of health dental clinics that serve the poor and uninsured, cut funding to the Free clinics that serve the working poor. This is one of the most brainless moves I've seen come out of Richmond since Gilmore cut the car tax and began the strangulation of local governments.

is it too early to impeach this SOB????? If it is, can we at least tar and feather the McDumbell??????


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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby historyforall » 2010 Feb 22 10:10

Isn't it interesting that almost every politician runs on some sort of education platform. They are going to make education better and invest in our future, blah blah. Than the first thing they all do is cut education and make it harder for schools and teachers. This happens all over the country. Education reform is so simple but unions and corruption keep it from being done.

Ever wonder where all that Lotto money goes. If we just used the lotto money for schools and teachers and nothing else we would probably have the best schools in the world. But that money tends to never make it to the schools. It gets dipped into by corrupt people and paid to administrators before it ever makes it to those it was intended for. Do they ever talk about cutting principals salaries and those above them? There was an administrator assistant job in Charlottesville School system a few years ago that started at $80,000. That’s as least 2 new teacher's salary.

I say cut middle management get rid of bad teachers and get smart about how a school is run. High School is full of students trying to learn business management. How about give them the chance to run the school. Let them answer phones, check people in and do the tasks that school offices do. Open it up to juniors and seniors who would spend a class period doing the job that had to be done. Also get rid of janitors, make those in detention start cleaning it would be a good way to teach them that if they don’t get smart cleaning toilets is all they will do.
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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby Coondog » 2010 Feb 22 12:02

:laughing: Cough! Choke! Sputter!

Sorry! I've been laughing for days, but I think I've calmed down enough to respond by saying to all my fine conservative friends, neighbors and teapartyists who voted for this guy ...........

Welcome to Reality! :grin:

The next time someone says that you're going to be much better off if we cut government spending, you'll be aware (maybe) of exactly what it's going to mean for YOU! :lol:

Pardon my amusemnt, but the "pull yourself up by your own bootstraps" philosophy of government you supported so avidly doesn't feel so good when you find out where the new governor has put HIS boot. :laughing:

The net effect of the conservative agenda is to shift the tax burdon of paying for the stuff you've learned to take for granted from mulit-billion dollar corporations and the filthy rich onto yourselves.

Teachers? What do we need them for? Kids can be home-schooled....so they can grow up to be dumb enough (like their parents) to vote against their own best interests. :hum:

So, do continue to celebrate the victory and, by all means, elect some more like McDonald in November. Then go protest over a lack of educational opportunity, potholes and local property taxes.

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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby Wise One » 2010 Feb 24 12:48

Yes, your points are on target.

The Virginia electorate appears to suffer from a widespread deficiency ... believing and voting trite slogans and prejudices with no thought as to their consequences.

One can pursue know-nothing stridencies, but there are consequences ― slash and burn in Richmond means Rockbridge gets hit, much to their surprise. All those functions the know-nothings assumed are purely local turn out to be anything but.

I must believe that simple ignorance is a big part of the conservative mania that has deflected America from its core values. How can we get people to turn off their damn Fox TV propaganda and sloganeering ― and start learning about the the richness of their own country, and traveling the larger world?

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Re: Governor McDumbell

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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby fangz1956 » 2010 Mar 01 20:32

Public schools were in existence way before I ever began attending school. Things have changed a lot since those days and a lot of it, not for the better. There was a time that the only things my parents had to purchase at the beginning of each school year were new clothes and shoes. My brother and I always received the grand treat of a new lunchbox, too................a big deal for little tykes. The schools supplied everything from books to paper and pencils and crayons. Now, each parent must shop to a specific list provided by each school.......and it's not a cheap list. Added to the list of "school supplies" are items such as Kleenex and liquid hand soap. This is before we get to the plethora of fundraisers for the PTA and every club, class, and organization within the particular school. Families living at or below the poverty line cannot afford this laundry list of supplies............therefore, the big boxes are set up each year at the major stores soliciting supplies for the underprivileged. Hmmmmmm..................since when did education become a "privilege"? There are laws on the books regarding truancy. Tax dollars build schools, pay teachers, and supposedly provide the necessities for the classroom.

The thing that irks me the most about politicians is the fact that when budget cuts come, schools take the first, and generally the hardest, hits. Somehow, this just isn't fair and it isn't right. The Commonwealth "expects" the children to be in attendance......fully supplied. The Commonwealth "expects" parents to pay an ever increasing share of the expense. And, then the Commonwealth cuts school budgets resulting in the dismissal of teachers, increasing class size, and reducing the positive effect of the learning experience. And then the Commonwealth has the unmitigated gall to wonder why SOL scores are dismal, the drop-out rate continues to increase, and we are graduating kids who can barely read!

Did our esteemed Governor cut his own salary? Did any member of the House in Richmond cut their own salary? Seems to me that when one trims a cut of meat, you trim the FAT first. Everybody knows you can't trim a bone.

But then again, common sense is dead.............at least in Richmond.


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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby Wise One » 2010 Mar 01 21:59

Amen, sister. You have an acid point of view which accurately describes reality.
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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby Coondog » 2010 Mar 02 13:34

Bah! You guys don't watch enough Fox News! Bill O'rielly was educated in a classroom of 60 kids by one nun with a yard stick - and look how HE turned out!

Look! All we need do is raise the state sales tax by 2 cents. It won't cost me much since I got off those Milk Bones ..... and it'll only increase Sam's bill at the ABC store about a quarter on a bottle of Jack. Small price to pay to fund an art teacher or two!

:hmm: Coondog

Now...if we could just get "Sweetness" to recycle those bottles...............?

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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby purplepixiedust » 2010 Mar 04 07:05

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Re: Governor McDumbell

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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby Amy Probenski » 2010 Mar 06 11:53

This is the we get when we vote right wing Republicans into office.

Not content with freedom of action among colleges and universities, this jerk is going after them with vengeance ― lest they show compassion for people he hates.

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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby Wise One » 2010 Mar 22 23:03

Virginia is doing it ― yet again!

Virginia is a pathetic, super-deranged character that just cannot keep from tilting at lost causes. But unlike Don Quixote, Virginia never champions just causes. It will fight only stupid and bound-to-lose battles for evil and hurtful purpose.

It pursued the deeply evil campaign against school desegregation in the 1950's, wasting the taxpayers' money and going down in ignominious defeat.

Now it has just embarked on a massive series of court battles just passed. I'd say it has zero chance of success, except for the fact that Bush packed the Roberts court with ultraconservative activist judges. That cockamamie crowd could go nuts on this issue, as it did on Bush v Gore, gun laws, and campaign finance regulation.
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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby Uji » 2010 Mar 22 23:41

You gotta admit, though, guy's got his priorities straight. First, make it legal to carry concealed hand-guns in restaurants; then, second, do what you can to destroy the little that remains of public education; then, use the money you save in two to sue the Federal Government in order to keep them from giving our health-care system any help.

Remind me again, why did anyone vote for this Cretin? He doesn't have a speech impediment, I guess; maybe that's it.:upset:

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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby Wise One » 2010 Mar 25 10:42

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby fangz1956 » 2010 Apr 12 09:52



An excellent read on our illustrious Governor's reversal regarding the role of slavery during the Civil War. Hmmmm.......maybe he was feeling the barbs of more than a few pitchforks.


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One more read on the subject of the South's Civil War romance:

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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby Wise One » 2010 May 01 21:00

Why does Virginia keep electing to high state office?

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Re: Governor McDumbell

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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby Juggler » 2010 May 14 11:05

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Re: Governor McDumbell

Postby fangz1956 » 2010 Aug 26 14:13

Well, our illustrious AG Ken Cuccinelli seems to be on mission to turn the clock back just as far and as fast as he can. Looks like it's time for the women of Virginia to move elsewhere. Let's push a little more religious morality down the throats of Virginia's poor, helpless, defenseless, unable- to- think- for -themselves- or- make- a- sound- decision women.




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