Posts Tagged ‘Kennedy’

Marian Anderson

February 27, 1897- April 8 1993.

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.

On this date, January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson became the first African-American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera. (more…)

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Politico.com Breaking News:

Melody Barnes, former chief counsel to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) on the Senate Judiciary Committee and head of policy at the Center American Progress, will be named director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, officials said.


Open Secrets has a little on her career HERE

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Yesterday and today I woke up feeling depressed for no apparent reason. It lasted all day. It took until after I watched the made-for-TV movie on PBS and Heidi LI’s comments for me to have an “aha” moment. I don’t know if anniversary grief rears it’s head after so many years, but it’s an odd coincidence. Maybe it’s this election.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated and died this date November 22, 1963. My friends and I stood horror stricken in the schoolyard as we heard.  I saw the news, I saw the blood, I saw Jackie and the swearing in of Johnson. Later I saw her children and the funeral procession. It’s more collective memory of a generation to pass forward.

I also saw the efforts of newscasters trying to get out real information, their intimacy in a situation now not possible. It was a time when we thought newscasters were the fourth estate. They may still be, but what with the downhill slide it’s become a real effort to find them.

Jackie said: “Let them see what they’ve done!” as she refused to change her bloodied clothes.  And we did.

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As a person who has been in construction more than a few years, I will tell you this: When I do a job as an inspector, there are specific tasks that must be performed. (more…)

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One of the six non-voters in today’s bailout plan, Ted Kennedy has had a seizure, reportedly caused by medication, and was taken to the hospital today. However, he has since been released, according to Politico. 


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We trained hard–but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing. And what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.–Gaius Petronius Arbiter

The above quote pretty much sums up how I felt about implementation of the “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Act. If you haven’t read this article yet from a past teacher on the Confluence, be sure and do so:

No Child Left Undamaged

Posted on September 13, 2008 by garychapelhill

[I spent several years working as a high school teacher.  I had always wanted to be a teacher and enjoyed it very much.  I was going to make it my lifelong career.  NCLB ended all that.  After George W Bush was appointed president by the SCOTUS in 2001, he was under some pressure to extend an olive branch to the Democrats.  Instead, with the help of Ted Kennedy, he offered them a Trojan horse called The No Child Left Behind Act:]


Trojan horse is a perfect metaphor! (more…)

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