Saturday, November 26, 2016

Meet Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's choice as Secretary of Education.

And here I thought that Jerry Falwell Jr. would be the worst possible choice.

This is going to be a VERY bad four years for public education in this country. Let's hope it survives until the next presidency/


  1. Anonymous2:33 AM

    No. She will never be in office. The Riggers are going down. The entire election will be tossed soon. Trump and Riggers will be thrown out of the buildings and party over. The takeover and riggers failed.

    1. Anonymous8:30 AM

      Keep dreaming sweetcheeks.

  2. Anonymous3:33 AM

    She will be very bad news for this country. She meddled in the Michigan public school system and did only damage. What was once a source of great pride for this country, the public education system, is being destroyed by the GOP. I'm still wondering why. Just what do the Republicans have against the American people and their children?

    1. Anonymous7:21 AM

      The republicans only want christian madras's where students are taught evangelical fundamentalist hate and totally ignore science (climate change) and those degenerate arts. Girls will only take home ec to please their future husbands and their sex education will be different from the boys. They will be taught that god doesn't love them as much as boys and their only purpose in life is to keep their hubbies happy, produce lots of babies. Oh....and they will be taught to hate their bodies and that they solely are the source of sin since they talked adam into eating that apple. If they are abused it's only because they did something to deserve it.

      Is this a bit melodramatic? Sure, but it is a lot closer to the truth then I am comfortable with. josh duggar come to mind?? (as well as the rest of that dugger lot). Anybody interviewed james dobson recently??

    2. Anonymous7:40 AM

      3:33am: if you watch the video from Noam Chomsky, 'Requiem for the American Dream' (Netflix), then you will understand! I would suggest this video is a must-watch video, and it just might wake us all up a bit! (Takes one hour, and is worth every single minute. Do NOT watch it, if you are depressed, though... :/)

    3. They're looking at future voters. Trump said it. He loves the uneducated. So do the GOP. The more ignorant they can keep the general population, the more voters they'll get. Voters who will swallow every lie they repeat, believe all of the fake news, allow themselves to be manipulated and be incapable of seeing the potential of their poor decisions beyond the next few months, let alone the coming years and decades.

  3. Anonymous3:41 AM

    Does she like cows?

  4. Anonymous3:59 AM

    Or, better yet, let's HOPE she never gets confirmed. What a horrid choice she is.

  5. Anonymous4:02 AM

    She's also the sister of Eric Prince, the dude who founded Blackwater, the no-bid contractor that Cheney couldn't throw enough money at.

    1. I think there is another nominee that is also connected to Blackwater.

      Boy, the Republicans are using Trump to pay back all of their markers.

  6. Anonymous4:04 AM

    Talk about "pay-to-play"? This might be the most extreme example ever.

  7. Anonymous4:27 AM

    And how will all this end up being reported - read this and weep -

    1. Anonymous5:45 AM

      I live on the border with Windsor Canada and able to get CBC without cable.

      I must say the Canadians have done a much better job reporting the truth about trump and they have not backed off since the election.

  8. Anonymous4:48 AM

    Where is the Screaming Banshee and her fight against crony capitalism? Trump has surrounded himself with cronies. He is bought and paid for, on many levels.

  9. Anonymous5:04 AM

    Trump and the media -

  10. Anonymous5:19 AM

    The DeVos family runs the Amway pyramid scam.

    They are hell bent on ruining education in Michigan and I am sure she will be more than happy to ruin it nationally.

    She will need senate confirmation, but rethugs hate education and teachers in particular, so I guess “liberals” will have to start home schooling.

    We will be so far behind the rest of the world in science and technology it will be an embarrassment, but all children will be able to quote the bible.


    5 things to know about Trump's Education Secretary pick: Betsy DeVos

    1. Anonymous7:10 AM

      5:19 wrote "We will be so far behind the rest of the world in science and technology it will be an embarrassment, but all children will be able to quote the bible."...

      Well, I'm not even that optimistic. All those kindler, gentler passages in the bible about loving your neighbor, etc. will never be taught to the children in the Christian madras's that are about rise up everywhere in the US from trump's voucher funding

    2. Anonymous8:10 AM

      7:10 am, the plural of madrasa is medrasas. No apostrophe. That's how you make a plural in English.

  11. Anonymous5:59 AM

    Just imagine how much better things will be in our schools when all school principals are made honorary SCAMway master distributors and all the school kids are out pounding on doors selling that SCAMway shit!

    Making 'Murrica GREAT one MLM scheme at a time!

  12. Anonymous7:28 AM

    I agree that DeVos is a disturbing choice. But, unless there is dark money that I don't know about, she didn't donate to Trump's campaign. She's GOP establishment all the way.

    1. Anonymous8:02 AM

      She is XTIAN.

    2. Anonymous9:55 AM

      As per above, she donated 9.5 million to the trump campaign.

    3. Anonymous2:14 PM

      Can you provide a link? Because everything I've seen shows that she did not support Trump. She gave a ton of $ to Jeb Bush's PAC early in camapaign.

  13. Anonymous7:34 AM

    She also formed a foundation that advocates child labor!

  14. Anonymous8:23 AM

    The proof that the educational system has failed has lent a very orange tone to the news of the day.

    No one with half a brain and the ability to do minimal research would have voted for dRUMPf.

    The un/under educated deplorables made their voice heard. Now they can wallow in self-pity when they see what they have wrought.

  15. Anonymous8:36 AM

    Hopefully they will finally succeed in tearing down the totally useless and costly Dept of Education bureaucracy. Fire them all. No more DC lobster dinners.

  16. Anonymous10:57 AM

    I believe critics of the education system are not truly familiar with and exposed to it in middle class areas. I cannot speak to the all "red states" that derive so much more federal money than the blue states. However, those may be the children that will be most harmed if the fed money is diverted to charter schools that either don't exist or are not readily available to most children with working parents.

    However, I have been intimately involved with (helping with homework, driving them to their different schools) and familiar with the dynamics in four different states, 1 "red" one.

    I speak for almost twenty youngsters who have completed high school and are in outstanding colleges - some on total scholarship funding for tuition - and I can declare their school work was challenging every step of the way - and often for me, as I helped them with homework at times. A few grades for several were in parochial or christian schools but even most of their attendance was in public schools.

    For a shyster from the Scamway MLM, who has no degree and never attended public schools, to oversee the future for our public school children is beyond ridiculous.

    Hawking their unacceptable DeVos products with its get rich quick failing scheme - ever try to wipe your bottom with their scratchy TP? Ever try to get your clothes clean with their spot removers and laundry soap? Don't. They don't work. Their very, very expensive vitamins are a joke. Try dissolving them in a substance that mimics the stomach and you will find they stay intact - so you can just poop out the whole tablet instead of absorbing it for the body's use.

    Their product costs are prohibitive if you compare to your local stores.

    The money made by the DeVos corporation is through the "tapes, books, lectures" and not from products. I did all the calculations years ago and proved to some of the people who had to file bankruptcy over trying to make a fortune off working their butts off selling the products, or quit the program and pay off the debts accrued, that it cannot be done. Just the "lecture circuit" makes money for those in the MLM cult.

    DeVos must be fought every step of the way to save the future for our school children. She will have them all attending DeVos Scamway at a young age like the Trump U scam from Drumpf. Listen Up! You have been warned! Protect our youngsters' minds for their own futures!

    1. My own sister doesn't understand the difference between a school bond and the education budget in the general fund. When I tried to explain she said she didn't want to hear it.

  17. It gets better.

    "A think tank funded by Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education pick recently advocated for putting kids back in the workforce.

    The Acton Institute, a conservative nonprofit that is said to have received thousands of dollars in donations from Betsy DeVos and her family, posted an essay to its blog this month that called child labor “a gift our kids can handle.”

    “Let us not just teach our children to play hard and study well, shuffling them through a long line of hobbies and electives and educational activities,” said the post’s author, Joseph Sunde. “A long day’s work and a load of sweat have plenty to teach as well.”

    Child labor isn’t universally forbidden in the U.S.― actors and newspaper deliverers are two exceptions― but it is tightly regulated. "

    This tweet from Jeff Sharlet:

    "Betsy DeVos-funded Acton Institute argues for abolition of child labor laws, says mining wld be "exciting life" for poor kids. Seriously."

    I guess she'll be working with Wilbur Ross, in the running for Secty of Commerce, to create private, for profit, coal mining schools so children can do "work study" in the coal mines.

    Imagine that. You get free child labor, plus you get tax payer education dollars to pay tuition for your "school". It's a win-win!

    Okay, so I'm not saying they'd do this with coal mines.

    But I know there is some enterprising sleazebag that is going to create a school to take advantage of free child labor plus get paid tax payer dollars for their "school."

  18. Anonymous5:33 PM

    We're doomed. She's the head of a cult called AMWAY, the money trickles up and defies gravity.

  19. Anonymous6:22 PM

    A blog called Immoral Minority seems like a good place to post this link.

    "Falwell tells The Associated Press that Trump offered him the job last week during a meeting in New York. He says Trump wanted a four- to six-year commitment"

    WAIT...WTF?! Isn't that a four year term?


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