As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

22 Responses to Open Thread || Saturday, September 3, 2016

  1. MrTrump proves again and again that he is fearless, sure of his message, and can walk into any country, any place, and any meeting hall or church.
    He speaks at a Black church in Detroit today. He doesn’t promise “free” stuff, but proposes he will try his best to see that jobs are there for all who want or can do them. He doesn’t claim to understand everything and is willing to listen to them for advice or guidance.
    He gets a standing ovation from the church-goers.

    • wOW. Good stuff. It’s great to see someone speaking honestly to some of these people who have been deincentivized by the Democrat system over the years. How nice — standing ovation.

    • Trump’s KEY message from now on must be the economy. Growth, jobs, lower corporate taxes, fewer stupid regulations, more corporate investment, etc. Jobs, jobs, jobs. He can talk about other issues—security, foreign policy, illegal immigration, corruption in government, etc., and he does—but the overarching issues everybody worries about is the economy. A healthy economy is the lifeblood of everything else.

    • Thanks for posting that. I saw it before and laughed at ..”C” stands for cookies….but laughed again.
      ..hold on, hold on, hold on…
      How in the world are they going to spin her own words, her own testimony that she was dishonest, lying through her teeth and didn’t really understand or even know what she was doing.

      The “lost laptop in the mail” thing is ridiculous to say the least.

  2. I don’t know if it’s true but the Daily Mail has an article t hat BeyoncĂ© and her daughter are having a girls weekend with the Obamas at Camp David! Weird!!!!

      • my Mom drove us…not through the snow… But 5 kids one year apart 1st-8th grade back and forth on the California highway twice a day to attend Lutheran grade school. If you were a member of the church (they/we were very present) it was free. I learned more there than I have since in my life.

  3. Watching the Trump visit in Detroit my thoughts are (as a former primary teacher) that one place to start is with the schools! In East St. Louis, the Lutherans there have started a charter school and it has been unbelievably successful. Magnet schools in Detroit would be successful, I am sure! You are enrolled not by how smart you are but how you can you care about school and your education. Uniforms, yes, behavior, yes, and parents coming for conferences, etc. It has worked there and it can work in those inter cities. There are children there and parents there that feel trapped, but know that they want their children to do well! I feel for those people because I know that the solution is out there and it starts with good well ordered schools. It is a place to start.

    • 15yr old grandson missed a day of school last week – missed taking a Spanish language test. His teacher arranged to meet him this morning at 8am (on her own time) and give him the test.
      An honor student and athlete, he passed the test in the high 90’s.
      That’s what good education is – a highly motivated teacher who loves her job, and a parent willing to get up out of bed at 7am on her day off to drive her son to school for a Spanish test.
      Teachers, parents, and students all working together make for great schools.

    • I attended a Lutheran school from the 4th to the 6th grade.
      After that I was in the public school system but not like it is today.
      That was in the 60’s.

      School choice is a good thing for the parents that want a voice in their children’s education.
      Also, I feel that if a parent chooses to send their child to a private school or a parochial school they should not have to pay public school taxes on their property tax.

      I don’t know how it is in other states, but in Ohio, the school tax is 2/3rds of our property tax bill.
      And we don’t have any kids.

      • my Mom drove us…not through the snow… But 5 kids one year apart 1st-8th grade back and forth on the California highway twice a day to attend Lutheran grade school. If you were a member of the church (they/we were very present) it was free. I learned more there than I have since in my life.

        • Same here.
          The Bible study that we took has served me well through life.
          Confirmation also.

          As far as the transportation went, the school bought two VW buses and volunteers would pick us up and take us to and from school.