Over 60 percent of college degrees now go to women, yet the president pushes his phony and distracting “war on women,” an obvious vote ploy with the midterm elections coming up this year.
He pushes gender equity in pay, yet an example of blatant gender-based pay discrimination is the White House staff itself where men are paid considerably more than women: 88 cents on the dollar for women versus men. If he is serious about the subject, he could start the equal pay push right at home.
The decisions women make regarding marriage and child bearing have a great deal to do with the pay gap between men and women, says talk host Michael Medved, who points out that the Paycheck Fairness Act has been around for years. This is a convenient distraction from the failing economy and chronic U.S. unemployment exacerbated by the illegal immigration problem displacing American workers.
Remember the Juan McPain - Teddy Kennedy collusion on amnesty for illegals?
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Eastman Police were called to an armed robbery at the Hop-In convenience store on Oak Street at 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 12.
While other police and Dodge County sheriff’s units searched the area for the suspect, Eastman Police Officer Jason Park was told by the store clerk that she had been waiting on a customer at the counter when a masked black man carrying a firearm came through the front door.
The masked man began yelling orders to get on the ground. The clerk was holding a dollar bill in her hand and the masked man snatched it from her. He then went to the counter and opened the cash register. [Full Story »]
For the last two years I have been asking for some kind of justification as to why our superintendent promotes a school calendar that is counter-productive to the primary responsibilities of both the board and the superintendent…providing the best education possible for our children.
During a long telephone conversation with a board member, I was told no less than 20 times that “we can’t do that!” The “that” is to begin a transition to a different shape of school calendar (a trimester calendar). Our traditional calendar guarantees the loss of up to one-fourth of all learning from the previous year, as well as producing a corresponding waste of eight to ten million dollars spent educating students the previous year. Students go into the summer break with a “full tank of smarts” only to begin the process of forgetting up to one-quarter of all they were taught. John Hopkins University has joined the ever-growing body of educational research pointing to the traditional school calendar as the single cause of “summer learning loss.”
The board of education (BOE), according to Georgia law, is the only body authorized to change the school calendar. “We can’t do that” appears to be an incorrect statement, but that is exactly what the BOE believes. They have turned their backs to the “summer learning loss” problem. The wasted tax money doesn’t seem to concern them and they proceed to approve an inefficient, ineffective and counter-productive school calendar without so much as a belch. [Full Story »]
John and Holly Jones, in cooperation with the Zach C. Jones Foundation, would like to announce the third annual Zach C. Jones Memorial 5k/1mile run to be held on April 12, 2014 at the Dodge County Middle School (DCMS) track.
The event, which is hosted by the Dodge County High School cheerleaders, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Award medals will be given for first, second and third place in all divisions.
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A Pew Research Poll shows that on the question of bigger government with more services or smaller government with fewer services, the general public goes 52% for bigger and more, 48% for smaller and fewer. The Latino vote on this question is only 19% for smaller government and fewer services. That’s why they vote Demoleft. Of course, we are told the Latinos are a natural Republican constituency.
Dennis Prager points out that one good thing about the Hispanic vote is that by the third generation here the smaller government vote goes up to 36 percent, still not a big number. The Hispanic vote is not a natural Republican constituency; no matter how often Republican establishment politicians say it. These folks are generally looking for freebies. Back when Newt Gingrich was House Speaker, his solution was to make Puerto Rico the newest state.
Brilliant, Newt. Every politician from Newt’s big adventure would be a Democrat. This was before we expanded to 57 states, of course.
With early voting, motor voter laws, open borders, vote by mail, Demoleft vote fraud, you can see the trend, if not reversed soon, spells doom for the Republican Party. Freebies for all by the Demos - who can compete with that? The allure of free stuff is a powerful draw. The D.C. in crowd of Republicans wants to reach out to the other side, Juan McPain style of reaching across the aisle to “our good friends,” as McPain puts it. These sellouts will surrender to the Demoleft and never even get a thank you from the ruling class. [Full Story »]
Dodge County Commissioner Jr. Howell told commissioners that in the past week, a couple of Eastman City Council members had approached him stating that they were ready to give the county their property at the recreation department since they were not paying any of the bills, and also give them (the county) their recreation board appointments. According to Howell, they (the city council members) asked that the county send them an official letter from the board of commissioners requesting that the property and recreation department board appointments be given to the county.
Howell then made his request in the form of a motion before the commissioners.
Commission chairman Dan McCranie stated that because of the Service Delivery Strategy, the county pays the government portion of the recreation department budget. He stated that because of the Service Delivery Strategy, what was split between the city and the county was not totally paid by the county.
Before Howell’s motion was seconded, county attorney John Harrington asked commissioners to amend Howell’s motion as stated because he thought that the authority (recreation department) was created through legislation as well as locally, which would require some application to the legislature. Harrington suggested that, “together with the request of the city and to file any appropriate documents with any other government entity” be added to Howell’s motion. Howell accepted the recommendation from Harrington and commissioner Brian Watkins seconded the motion.
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