SNL GOP debate

 Posted by at 17:51  Humor, Politics, Republicans
May 082011
 

Did you know that the Republicans held a presidential candidates’ debate this past week? I sure didn’t until I watched Saturday Night Live light night. It’s worth watching if for nothing more than Tina Fey’s reprisal of her Sarah Palin impersonation. If you didn’t see it, you should. It had to have been better (though possibly not funnier) than the real thing…


 

May 082011
 

Ever wonder why the first thing the Republican legislature in your state always seems to want to do is cut funding to public education? Rachel Tabachnick has the answer right here: “The DeVos Family: Meet the Super-Wealthy Right-Wingers Working With the Religious Right to Kill Public Education.”

You now have your Sunday reading assignment. It is a must-read this week. It really will answer a lot of your questions about why Republicans hate public schools as much as they do. Here’s just a bit…

The decades-long campaign to end public education is propelled by the super-wealthy, right-wing DeVos family. Betsy Prince DeVos is the sister of Erik Prince, founder of the notorious private military contractor Blackwater USA (now Xe), and wife of Dick DeVos, son of the co-founder of Amway, the multi-tiered home products business.

By now, you’ve surely heard of the Koch brothers, whose behind-the-scenes financing of right-wing causes has been widely documented in the past year. The DeVoses have remained largely under the radar, despite the fact that their stealth assault on America’s schools has the potential to do away with public education as we know it.

I hope you’ll click through and take a few minutes to read the entire article.