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Daily archives for January 11th, 2012

The Obama EPA


Barry Soetero (a.k.a. “Obama”) gave a rousing bit of speechifying to EPA employees a couple of days ago, in which he noted that “I want to say thank you to each and every one of you, because the EPA touches on the lives of every single American every single day.” For once, he was telling the truth; he just […]

Guest Post: Schools Exist To Educate Children, Not To Employ Teachers

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5440 note: guest post by permission of author, who resides in Gresham, Oregon. TEXT OF GRESHAM-BARLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER DAN CHRIESTENSON AT JANUARY BUSINESS MEETING As we begin a new calendar year, I wanted to take a moment to thank our classroom teachers for their hard work and dedication.  It is difficult […]

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