This one from the Editorial Page Editor of the New York Times, Andrew Rosenthal:
When Lehman asked Rosenthal to give his opinion on the “most ridiculous” Republican candidates in the race, Rosenthal named Donald Trump and “Ben Nelson.”
“Everything Ben Nelson says is ridiculous,” said Rosenthal.
Now Leavenworth St. isn’t here to quibble with the opinions of the mighty New York Times on the subject of Ben Nelson.
But it is possible he meant Ben “Carson”.
Oh, and speaking of “ridiculous” were you aware that Rosenthal is a “truther” about…D-Day? As in “did it really happen?”
THIS is the guy who thinks Hillary is awesome and all the GOP candidates are dopes.
(Oh, and he hates Ben Nelson.)
From here on out we will get all of our Editorials from the York News Times…
I hope you took, or will take, a few minutes of your commute or your walk or your workout to listen to my most recent podcast with Mike Kennedy on The Wheels Down Politics Show.
Mike and I talked about his 13 years of experience on the Millard School Board, and some of his thoughts on the various education topics these days.
Here is a short excerpt on the topic of Charter School:
I’m not a huge fan of Charter Schools.
I get why people want Charters. Charter Schools can have very different forms, but one of the forms they’re trying to push in the state is basically have an independently run Charter that’s run by a private entity — which could be nonprofit or for profit — and basically that they receive the funds and control the property, and run the school and set the curriculum.
Here’s my concern:
There’s Charter Schools that do a wonderful law. And there are Charter Schools that do a horrible job. And I think the law that (Governor Ricketts) was supporting, that was offered by Senator Larson, allowed the authorization of 5 Charter Schools in Douglas County.
Here’s my issue with it:
We have good schools in this state. And we have the ability of choice by doing inter-district transfers — like Millard kids going to OPS or Westside and vice versa — in fact about 2,000 OPS kids go to Millard Schools at this time for their school choice.
If you open 5 schools and you say, “it’s going to all these wonderful things of educating kids and getting kids out of poverty,” and all that; What about the kids in the other 55 elementary schools in the OPS school district?
They don’t have an answer for that.
The problem is Accountability. You have to set standards. If someone is receiving taxpayer dollars, you need to set standards, hold accountability — whether that’s state take over the district, giving sanctions or something like that.
Nebraska has wholly — wholly — neglected that aspect.
And immediately following those comments, you can hear Kennedy’s thoughts on OPS’s Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School for Leadership and Social Justice, and their abominable test scores from three years ago.
I really enjoyed this interview with Mike, and I think we will be hearing more from him in the future.
And just to make it easier for you, you can hear the whole thing by clicking here:
If you weren’t following on the Twitter yesterday, do take 2 minutes to watch the latest video, resulting from The Donald giving out Senator Lindsey Graham’s cell phone number:
My favorite is the mini-pizzas also in the toaster oven.
And as long as I’m screaming at you kids flat-brimmed hats, I’ll just spit out that I’m finally tired of the “new Husker unis for one game!”
Yes it was cute and new and all that a few years ago. But now it’s just a goofball reason to sell jerseys and frankly is just more of the Oregon Duck-ification of college football.
That being said, I still like the throwbacks from the 60’s.
But I say ENOUGH of the Dallas Knights and their uniforms from Any Given Sunday.
And turn down your dadgum “rock” music too!