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Is this the last video you will ever see

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 17, 2011 at 3:26pm 6/17/2011 at 3:26pm

at legalinsurrection.blogspot.com? It’s possible, but the day is not over.

The most amazing thing to me is not that Christie tells the voter that it’s none of her business where he sends his kids to school, but that he pays $38,000 per year in property taxes.  Ouch.

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1

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We Need Affirmative Happiness Action

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 8:14am 3/17/2011 at 8:14am

From The Cornell Sun:

Although Cornell’s female faculty report higher levels of satisfaction than they did in 2005, male faculty still say they are happier with their jobs than their female colleagues...

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They Lied Us Into The War On Happy Birthday

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 1:29pm 8/26/2010 at 1:29pm

You can’t make this stuff up.

I posted earlier about a school which banned the singing of Happy Birthday out of fear of, well, it’s a little hard to articulate the irrational.

But that’s not the real story, according to Peter Daou, who uses the follo...

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Insert “Jumps The Shark” Wording Here

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 10:04am 8/26/2010 at 10:04am

One elementary school instituted a Taliban-like ban on singing “Happy Birthday” for fear of upsetting students who were not participating in the celebration (or something like that):

A ban on singing “Happy Birthday” lasted all of four days at Chesterfield Elementary School in Missouri after angry parents bombarded the school with complaints.

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Law Grad Hunger Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 6:27pm 8/5/2010 at 6:27pm

Ethan Haines is a law school graduate who blogs at unemployedJD.com, a website devoted to the plight of law students who graduate with loads of student loan debt and few job prospects.

Glenn Reynolds has written of the higher

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Teachers Need A Teachable Moment About Their Unions

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 7:45am 5/29/2010 at 7:45am

Another “emergency” and pending “catastrophe” is being used to justify more federal government spending to support unsustainable teachers’ union contracts:

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says President Obama “absolutely supports” a congressional proposal for $23 billion in emergency education spending in order to stave off teacher layoffs and cancellation of summer classes.

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Ask Not What Your President Can Do For You

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 3:07pm 9/1/2009 at 3:07pm

The federal Department of Education has released a script for pre-K through 6th grade teachers to use in conjunction with Barack Obama’s “historic” nationwide speech to elementary school students on September 8.

The script instructs teachers to use the following questions with the students after the speech:

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Jessica Olson for President

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 2:28pm 8/15/2009 at 2:28pm

I mean, for the Everett, Washington, School Board Committee:

Enough Already! Let’s bring about the return of common sense, transparency and personal accountability to the Everett School Board.

I think we need some of that in Washington, D.C., as well. Also, isn’t this how Sarah Palin started?

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