General Discussion, Thursday, April 5, 2018

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  1. joshua says:

    Thursday blue bonnets for everyone.
    Happy Thursday folks……

    now, off to bed for me.

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  2. Lucille says:

    THIS is the meaning of a “well regulated militia:”
    Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN

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    • Liz is great! For Easter, she posted all the verses related to Christ’s death and resurrection on her OANN Twitter Page.

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      • Lucille says:

        Since the Left is going to persecute you anyway, you might as well be bold in proclaiming both your political and your Christian faith beliefs.

        People who go that extra mile remind me of this verse:
        “We all know that when there’s a race, all the runners bolt for the finish line, but only one will take the prize. When you run, run for the prize! Athletes in training are very strict with themselves, exercising self-control over desires, and for what? For a wreath that soon withers or is crushed or simply forgotten. That is not our race. We run for the crown that we will wear for eternity.” – I Corinthians 9:24-25

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  3. G-d&Country says:

    Todays painting is “Sunrise Sunset” by Tom Nachreiner. It’s a double duty painting!

    To go with the reds and yellow I chose this vintage Easter card:

    I especially liked the sentiment on this card. This was the one that was sent as a postcard with the black wavy lines on the lower left front along with dirty smudge marks, but it actually was easier than others to clean up.

    Have a good night’s sleep everyone – I’m off to get some myself πŸ™‚

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  4. Lucille says:

    Wonderful music by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)….

    Grieg in 1890

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  7. lovely says:

    Beautiful picture Stella πŸ™‚ !

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  8. Menagerie says:

    Stella, let’s hope your chart inspired me, and it sticks. I’ve been dumping crap all week. Even going at an old woman’s pace, I’m still making fair progress, and it seems like the more I do, the more I want to do.

    Still though, I haven’t tackled the books, or the spare bedroom which has become a little bit of a catch all room. I am really beginning to wonder “Why the heck did I buy that?” a lot though.

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    • stella says:

      Time for a yard sale this spring?

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      • Menagerie says:

        I’m trying to decide if it would be worth the trouble. I would have to take all the stuff to my son’s house to do it. Our driveway snakes a quarter mile up a ridge, you can’t see if someone is coming up it, and it would be impossible to do it here, so no way to have people coming and going. There is not room to do it at the bottom, no parking, nothing but ditches.

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  9. litenmaus says:

    Today I meet with a plumber and hopefully determine that water can be brought into the original bank building. Without water, the project dies and since I was informed last night that I’ll need to be out of this house in 12 more days, I’m pretty much faced with all or nothing based on this one determination of access to water….wish me luck.

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    • Menagerie says:

      Sure do! Let’s hope things start falling right in place!

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      • litenmaus says:

        ty menagerie. I am a total emotional wreck ’cause if this doesn’t work the family has determined that I will be sitting down in a rocker and acting my age….not something I even want to contemplate. :0)

        Off I go…..

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    • Lucille says:

      Said a prayer for you, litenmaus. May everything work out properly.

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      • litenmaus says:

        Thank you Lucille, your prayer is greatly appreciated. I just got back and once again the Lord stepped up to confirm that he wants me to walk this path. Not only can the plumber make my kitchen a reality, he has already scheduled the work and it’s only two months out. I am dancin’ on air…..:0)

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          • litenmaus says:

            The absolute best news possible Stella…….and….

            the plumber has a discolored tub sitting in his warehouse that he offered to me free of charge. He will install it next week so that I have a way to keep clean when I move in and when the ‘real’ plumbing takes place, he’ll take it out at no cost. – seriously, that’s some amazing customer service. :0)

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            • stella says:

              Will you have a water heater?

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              • litenmaus says:

                I have a two gallon water heater….:0) Yeah, clean up time is not gonna be a comfortable experience, but I figure it’s only for a couple of months so it should be ‘doable’…cold, but doable.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Or you could get a small Rennai tankless and have it provide you hot water, you can mount it wherever and have it moved someplace permanent later. We have had a home-size one for ten years now and wouldn’t trade it.

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                  • litenmaus says:

                    Thanks czar…this little guy is a tankless that’s being offered with the free of charge tub so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can crank the thermostat up and garner enough hot water..this is my first experience with the tankless technology so I’m interested to see how it performs.

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                  • czarowniczy says:

                    AsI forgot and Czarina reminded, it churns out hot water as long as the tap’s on. I first ran into one inGermany in the early 60s, every sink and tub had one mounted over it as it was much cheaper than having an electric or gas heater heat water 24/7 when you’re not using it. Actually takes just about as long t get hot water from the tankless to your tap as it does from a tank – there’s a slight difference but it’s really negligible when you consider the energy savings in your pocketbook. I won’t have another tank.

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                  • czarina33 says:

                    What he didn’t explain is that a tankless water heater just starts making hot water & keeps making it as long as the hot water tap is open. You can’t run out of hot water, even if several people are using it at the same time or one after the other.

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            • Lucille says:

              Tell him that you’ll be happy to spread the good word regarding his customer service, efficient work schedule and general attitude. F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.!

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              • litenmaus says:

                I was expecting an employee of the company this morning….but it turned out to be the Owner of the company that showed (that’s like a miracle in my book)..so yes, I even told him how impressed I was with my initial telephone contact with his company.

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        • Lucille says:

          God is so good! So happy for you, litenmaus!

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          • litenmaus says:

            Easter with the family was interesting and I knew that if today didn’t work out I didn’t have it in me to fight anymore…so yes Lovely, I am still floating on cloud nine feelin’ like the cat that just learned he has one more life….Woo Hoo indeed! :0)

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    • Lucille says:

      Excellent is right, Menagerie! Beautiful insight! I sent it to my email list. Thanks so much!

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      • Menagerie says:

        Lucille, he writes very good articles. I like them because most of the ones I have read are like this one, written to teach and instruct. It seems easy these days to find opinion pieces or rants, or arguments, and each has value, even in religious and faith discussions, but I need good old fashioned instruction more than anything else.

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    • Lucille says:

      Menagerie, I’d just like to thank you again for this lovely article.

      A family member I’ve been praying for since forever just emailed me back to thank me so much for sending it to her. This is part of what she said: “Really good read! It makes me grateful and gives me peace about the future.”

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  10. Lucille says:

    President Trump: Don’t Fall For Mueller’s Trap! Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!

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  11. Lucille says:

    “Bluebonnet Lake Vista Texas Sunset”- by Jon Holiday.

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  12. michellc says:

    People are so stupid. The news media are talking about hog farmers saying the tariff is crashing hog prices. Hog prices have been falling for a long time and anyone with a brain knows they had not hit bottom yet. They didn’t just drop yesterday.
    In addition China put a tariff on themselves as they bought out Smithfield.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      China pays some 70% more, wholesale, for pork from the US than the wholesale buyer pays here, reflecting prloduction and sellers’ fees. That tariff could make the pork shipped from US owned Chinese producers too expensive for Chinese buyers to swallow so pork prices here may well drop as they alrerady have pork in the processing chain and any hiccups cause problems in the production chain.

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      • michellc says:

        Hog prices are already low and have been on a steady decline.
        Pork costing less is a win for the consumer.

        China can bring another hog disease in and then prices will go back up. lol

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Prices here are sdtill way too high – then again we’re still eating feral hog.
          Don’t laugh – China’s been working on various livestock diseases as they need to ‘develop vaccines just in case…’.

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          • michellc says:

            When hog prices went through the roof, the highest I had ever seen them, it was due to a strange disease that was killing all the babies.
            This disease started right after Chinese businessmen came to tour hog farms, when they were in negotiations to buy Smithfield.

            I don’t buy pork from the grocery store, but I check out prices from time to time and haven’t seen the prices reflect the low hog prices. I have seen that Smithfield is branching out and now has more than just ham in the stores. I honestly don’t know what their roasts and pork chops are, but it doesn’t look like pork.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Long pig?
              I keep goin g back to studies done by the government many years ago on how our commercial livestock coyld be attacked by an enemy using biologiocal agents. As the various areas the types of stock are raised/finished in are rather concentrated an introduced agent could travel quickly, the studies on Newcastle disease were particularly interesting.
              Russia had a robust, to be kind, biowar program and there’s no reason to think the Chinese aren’t working in that area also. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised had they used an agent to help work out a sale…then there was that huge scam with the AgFeed stock…

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  13. michellc says:

    I can’t believe this crap. I’m not a lawyer and they keep claiming it’s not a strike, but they’re shutting schools down as long as they please, tell me how that is not a strike? It is illegal to do so. Many schools have already been closed all week and now they’re already planning on going into a second week. Plus, they’re opening up the school for breakfast and lunch, shouldn’t that have some federal regulations?

    Here is what our law says:
    Section 1078. Agreed Procedure for Resolving Impasses Exclusive – Strikes Forbidden.
    The procedure provided for herein for resolving impasses shall be the exclusive recourse of the organization. It shall be illegal for the organization to strike or threaten to strike as a means of resolving differences with the board of education. Any member of an organization engaging in a strike shall be denied the full amount of his wages during the period of such violation. If the organization or its members engage in a strike, then the organization shall cease to be recognized as representative of the unit and the school district shall be relieved of the duty to negotiate with such organization or its representatives. (509.8)

    Here is what a school near the Arkansas border posted on their FB page.

    Spiro Public Schools

    Parents/Guardians

    Due to the lack of a long term funding solution by the Oklahoma Legislature during the week of April 2nd — April 5th, Spiro Public Schools will not be in session Monday April 9th and until further notification. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. There has been ample time to address the long term funding issues of the state, now we must stand in the gap for our students. If school is not in session, breakfast will be served from 7:30am-8:00am and lunch from 11:00-12:00. We have attached a list of possible ways we will use to notify you if there is a change to the situation allowing us to return to school. We do not take this step lightly and pray there is a solution quickly. Thank you for your support and understanding during these trying times.

    School website: spiro.k12.ok.us
    School mobile app: Spiro Public Schools, OK (app icon shown below)

    Other social media and communication platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Remind

    Sincerely,
    Richard Haynes

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I say “fine, let ’em strike, but no pay for every day they’re out”. And since the parents are inconvenienced by kids having to make up days they missed let parents sue for damages caused by having to change vacation reservations due to teachers strike that isn’t a strike.

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      • michellc says:

        That would be great, but they aren’t losing a dime.
        The kids they claim to be doing this for will be hurt though as the clock is ticking on getting testing done. That is what has got a bunch of schools to open back up, because they also lose federal funding if they don’t test. At this point I hope they keep screwing around as they also have to get their 180 days in an allotted time, if they don’t do that then their school loses their accreditation.

        I’m seeing some parents that are already threatening to sue if their kids miss testing and suing for the schools using the buses to bus teachers to OKC.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Sure the kids are hurt, they’ve been hurt for years when self-centered teachers decide to strike. Let’s see if parents start demanding iron-clad ‘no strike’ clauses in teachers’ contracts.

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          • michellc says:

            We need to outlaw public unions and teachers’ pay should be merit based.

            One good thing that has came of this is in the past week I’ve heard about 50 parents who have had enough and have decided to home school their kids.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Years ago a coworker had a chart in his cubicle that showed how as Federal monies poured into the NEA the nation’s standardized test scores fell in direct proportion. Yeah, you get the torches ans I’ll go for kerosene.

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              • michellc says:

                I had to laugh at a teacher’s husband who whined on FB that teachers came up with this on their own “for the kids.” The union had nothing to do with it.
                He then went on to whine that “you people” are trying to turn family against family and friends against friends while teachers are fighting for “your kids.”

                Someone attempted to explain the history of war in this country and it was always the government who turned brother against brother. When taxpayers have went to the ballot box year after year and said no to taxes for public schools and teachers throw a tantrum and the legislature goes against the people they turned brother against brother. You then have to pick a side. Teachers were the first to turn against the people, some of whom were their family and friends. They refused to take no for an answer.
                They want to pick a fight and now cry when the people fight back. Don’t start a war you’re not willing to fight.

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                • czarowniczy says:

                  Yeah, as teachers you’d think they could come up with a better/more original way of deflecting attention and redirecting the conversation. Then again maybe their not being able to tells us something.

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                  • michellc says:

                    I also blame the school boards, if the school boards had voted for them to keep their rears in school they would have had no choice.
                    They’re also wrong on it being statewide, to give credit where credit is due, roughly half of the school districts did tell them no.
                    Others that allowed it for a day told them to get back to class so kids could do testing.

                    In the end they’re only hurting themselves. They’re risking federal funding for not only their school but the entire state. I guess the feds take those tests seriously.
                    Social media is blowing up with pictures and videos of them in expensive restaurants drinking expensive alcoholic drinks. I guess those too lazy to go to OKC should have kept picketing the court houses and town halls. They seemed to have started getting hungry and thirsty while picketing in front of restaurants.
                    Local talk radio has went from about 50/50 to 10 to 1 against teachers.
                    Parents are showing on social media that they lie about old torn up text books. Telling how their school doesn’t even use text books anymore and instead kids are provided with new tablets every year.
                    Some are even showing old posts and tweets by teachers during the time they should have been teaching students complaining about their stupid students who don’t know how to use an app. I bet they’re regretting friending parents and students now. Now those parents have people paying attention and regular folks are learning there are a lot of teachers having apps teach kids.

                    I hope they stay out, I hope they miss their testing deadline and are not able to get their 180 days in before the end of the fiscal year.

                    If we had an education department with any balls they would enforce the law. The statute says teachers can’t strike and schools cannot close school unless it’s an emergency. They can’t shorten the year without written permission from the state department.

                    After all that their raise isn’t written in concrete, it can always be revoked. Just like the tax increase that is supposed to fund it, which if they weren’t so damn stupid they would read the bill. Only a small percentage is going into the education fund. So if teachers keep their raise, the school will have less money to spend on everything else.
                    It’s getting to the point now where I find it all funny.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    Is most of this caused by the teachers’ union?

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                  • michellc says:

                    They’re part of it, but teachers keep claiming it was their idea not the union.
                    The head of their union demanded more taxes today because they haven’t given them enough to end their walkout. This after the sorry pieces of crap just passed another $40 million today.

                    Teachers are now displaying such nice, respectful signs. Hand drawn pics of giving the finger and others aren’t shy they’re just writing it out.
                    They’re so cute, I especially like the 3rd grade mentality of their Harry Potter and Elsa signs.

                    They keep tearing stuff up, phoning in death threats to congress. Our highway patrol are off the highways because they’re having to help control them.

                    Each time I see another parent say they’ve had enough or this has opened their eyes and their child is not going back to public school, it makes me laugh harder.

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                  • michellc says:

                    Their new demand. BTW, everyone living in a red state better be prepared, I saw on their private group the NEA is taking this to every red state. They better hurry the school year is about over. lol

                    http://www.koco.com/article/oklahoma-teachers-union-issues-new-demand/19705165

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                  • michellc says:

                    They were dancing and rocking to a Rihanna rap song. Teachers are actually posting the video proud that they yelled, “What we do want, Money!”
                    Even some on their side are telling them how horrible it looks to Conservative Christians in this state and to take it down.

                    Lyrics to what they were proud of.

                    https://genius.com/Rihanna-bitch-better-have-my-money-lyrics

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                  • stella says:

                    Good grief.

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                  • michellc says:

                    This is Oklahoma, I don’t think they get that. I knew we had some dumb teachers in this state, I just didn’t realize how dumb they actually are.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    Are these mostly people that I would be racist to mention? πŸ™„

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                  • michellc says:

                    No, these were actually mainly white men and women and some were a little large to be moving like they were moving.

                    They now have a student occupation planned and Women in Black are showing up Monday. It looks like Soros is showing who is really behind this. I’ve tried to talk to a few teachers who I thought were rational about what this is really about. They’re too blind to see what liberals are doing. They just scream, “this is the teachers who did this because we’re tired of kids being left behind.”

                    All they care about is they give them the money.
                    You can’t have a rational conversation with them. You point out with facts that it’s not true the schools have gotten less money over the last 10 years and they scream, “it is too, you’re not on the front lines.” You point out employees being paid as certified teachers who never teach one child or a class and they scream, “you don’t know what you’re talking about we having reading specialists, speech therapists, math specialists, language specialists, science specialists who don’t have a class.” (BTW with all these specialists, what do we need teachers for?) You point out schools are carrying 15% up to 50% of their revenue over to the next year and they scream, “they are required to carry money over.” You tell them even other teachers are telling them it’s went too far and they yell, “they’re traitors.” One mother was trying to tell them how her kids were treated because her and their father said on FB that administration costs are too high. They called her a liar and asked why she didn’t go to the principal. She told them she did go to the principal and superintendent and was told it was unacceptable and they would talk to them, but she needed to understand the stress teachers were under. So then she showed a copy of her certified letter sent to the school board documenting what was said to her 12 year old son, 10 year old daughter and 7 year old daughter. Pointing out it wasn’t one bad seed, but a total of 7 different teachers. They told her if she didn’t like it then maybe she should keep her mouth shut and take her kids out of school. She told them if they bothered to read her letter she informed them she had done just that and enrolled them into an online school for the remainder of the year so that her kids could do their state testing because their school was closed. Also that she had hired a lawyer.

                    I’ve never wanted to totally destroy public education before, but I’m too that point. Although, I think at least in this state they’re going to do it for me.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    I think that may be public educations’ only hope to become again what it was supposed to be. Clean house and start over.

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                  • michellc says:

                    In one way the teachers did a good thing, they made people pay attention. More and more people are looking at the revenue schools are actually receiving and how much they’re spending. They’re becoming aware how much they’re spending on administration and becoming aware of all the titles on the payroll they don’t even know what their job description is. They’re breaking it down what teachers get paid per hour. How much money they aren’t spending.
                    Basically, they’re doing the job the legislature should have done and learning they’re being lied to.

                    Just my little small part of digging into the numbers and posting them on FB has changed the opinion of at least a dozen people, including two teachers. The teachers it took showing them how many hours these other professions work to make what they make and showing them how out of those salaries they pay for their benefits. Plus showing them how much their districts didn’t spend when they could have given them a raise.

                    Now the majority of them and especially those that are the loudest, will never change their opinion. All they can do is call me a f… lying b…. who hates f…. children and they pray I die. I just laugh at them and thank them for writing that and it has been saved, printed and being sent electronically and hard copy to their school board. They even make it easy to locate their school as they post it on FB.

                    I’m losing friends and family, but I didn’t start this and I have not been disrespectful to one person. All I have done is post the facts. They are the ones who sent their lynch mob after me.
                    My husband told me to block them and I told him I wasn’t going to do that, I want them to hang themselves. Most are doing it through PM, I guess they think that’s really private. lol

                    I had a cousin from out of state call me and tell me they’ve even been seeing this on their news and that they look and act like BLM without the looting and burning. I told her they keep escalating with their mob mentality so it probably won’t be long.

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                  • auscitizenmom says:

                    It sounds like you may have done a lot of good.

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                  • michellc says:

                    I think I’ve made a lot of enemies. πŸ™‚

                    I’m not the only one though, a good friend of the family, another Grandma is getting it even worse than I am. She’s been commenting on news articles and has attracted a lot of people.

                    She just a little while ago posted that if they think they can bully her to shut up they obviously don’t know what she’s made of. She’s been taking screen shots of everything and posting it on her page. She’s putting them on notice that she’s paying to put ads with their words in every single one of their cities. That they don’t deserve one cent of taxpayers money and aren’t fit to sit in a room with a pack of dogs, much less a classroom with children. She finished her rant with, “You wanted to pick a fight, well this old lady isn’t a melting snowflake and I don’t back down!”

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  14. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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