Bonus Morning Reads: White House Scumbags, An Awkward Sales Pitch

May 2, 2014 7:00 am

by Tim Darnell · 7 comments

National

Officials Scramble to Fix ObamaCare Exchanges
VA Officials Put on Leave
Democrats Must Stand By ObamaCare
Louis C.K. vs. ObamaCare
Dems On Thin Ice in 2014
Graham: White House Officials ‘Scumbags’

Georgia

A Poll, Then An Awkward Sales Pitch
College and Faith Leaders Split on New Gun Law
Community Fights to Save Homeless Shelters
Middle Georgians Gather for National Day of Prayer
Lake Lanier Full of Water Heading Into Summer
Brookhaven Leaders Considering Pink Pony Options
Perdue Leads, Handel Gains in GOP Senate Primary

Harry May 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm
analogkid May 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Wasn’t this posted here before? In any event, here are the Kindergarten CC standards for math:

Grade K Overview

Counting and Cardinality
*Know number names and the count sequence.
*Count to tell the number of objects.
*Compare numbers.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking
*Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.

Number and Operations in Base Ten
*Work with numbers 11-19 to gain foundations for place value.

Measurement and Data
*Describe and compare measurable attributes.
*Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category

Geometry
*Identify and describe shapes.
*Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.

Mathematical Practices
*Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
*Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
*Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
*Model with mathematics.
*Use appropriate tools strategically.
*Attend to precision.
*Look for and make use of structure.
*Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Everything up until “mathematical practices” seems pretty straightforward and consistent with what I think most of us would like to see being taught in Kindergarten. The mathematical practices part (which I would agree sounds kind of heavy for Kindergarten) needs to be read in the context of the stuff that appears before it.

Looking through the more detailed information (from the links on the right side) is helpful:
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/K/introduction/

Harry May 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Duluth High School isn’t allowing strapless prom gowns even though virtually every prom dress ever sold has been strapless. Why? Folks, it ain’t the Christians. I suspect the Muslims are having their way with the administration. There are 20 or so Muslim students at the school. Not that it’s a bad thing.

xdog May 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm

But how many of those 20 are girls?

The last prom dresses I saw belonged to the dates of my nephews and their friends. That was 10-12 years ago and frankly I don’t recall if any were strapless or not. What I do remember is the backs of the dresses, or rather the backs of the girls, since the dresses had no backs. None. They were cut to the coccyx. I managed not to be shocked but barely.

I know critquing kids’ behavior is useless and I’m sure my reaction to the public display of all that skin was a sign of creeping fuddyduddyism, but no young girl under my charge would ever wear such a garment outside her own bedroom.

Harry May 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm

I can’t believe you’re more conservative than me. These are mostly good girls but do like to flaunt it on prom night. I see no problem per se with putting on a bit of production. Of course, my prima donna little highschool senior isn’t even showing up. She’s far too serious and intellectual for such materialistic and hedonistic vulgarity!

Noway May 4, 2014 at 8:05 am

Sounds like these girls are feeling their oats, so to speak!!! You guys are in the same boat as many of us older guys who wake up one day and find that our daughters are getting almost as pretty as their Mommas…
I was around a mom and her daughter a while back and the girl was around 15 or 16 and her mom chastised her in true Southern fashion by the following remark, “Don’t you be teasin’ them little boys!”
THAT says it all!!!! Pure, unabashed power…And they know it, too!!

WeymanCWannamakerJr May 4, 2014 at 12:52 am

North Carolina State Senate Candidate caught as Live Boy playing a Live Girl, not that there is anything wrong with that. Other than he joins many before him in pegging the political hypocrite meter.

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/gop-candidate-was-once-a-female-impersonator/article_a1029862-5a82-5752-90e4-eac7155bce1e.html

Bertrand M. Gutierrez/Winston-Salem Journal
Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:00 am
Steve Wiles, a Republican state Senate candidate who supports North Carolina’s constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage, once worked as a female impersonator at a gay nightclub in Winston-Salem and was gay at the time, according to a co-owner of the nightclub and a former employee…
…webpage lists a Steven Wiles as Mona Sinclair. It says he lives in Belews Creek and that he was a promoter of Miss Gay Eastern States America and a promoter for Miss Gay North Carolina America.
The webpage also says that Wiles was suspended for “conduct unbecoming to a promoter of the Miss Gay America pageant system,” according to the webpage, without providing more information…
At first, Wiles denied the claim. “That’s not me,” Wiles said three weeks ago, referring to Mona Sinclair. Wiles responded “no” when asked whether he was gay. This week, Wiles’ campaign website, Facebook page and Twitter handle were taken down.

In an interview posted later on Saturday with businessinsider.com:
Wiles declined to answer when Business Insider asked whether he considers himself an “ex-gay.”
“No, no, I really wont make any comments on that,” he said…
“I learned a lot of lessons, some of them, well most of them, the hard way,” explained Wiles.

His opponents are stressing that it is not his past lifestyle that is in question here, only his credibility.

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