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Former Educators Get Prison Time for Cheating
Using rackateering charges, educators were taken to court to hold them accountable for the Atlanta Cheating Scandal. The alleged ring leader, Superintendent Beverly Hall, was not among those tried ...
bkamr 04/14/2015 28 11 - -
Video: Chris Hayes rolled Mo Brooks (R) AL! on Immigration - Yes, deport all 8 million.
Whoaaaa! Chris Hayes just got Mo Brooks (R) AL to say yes to that he wanted to not only deport the children brought here through no fault of their own, but got him to OWN that he wants to deport ...
bkamr 08/01/2014 54 33 - -
Open Debate Space for: Sexist Custody Laws, Female on Male Domestic Violence, Not All Men Rape ...
When posters have sought to bring up, "Yeah BUT, what about MY pain in MY male life ..." points in the diaries where women were sharing experiences regarding misogyny, violence, and rape, I have ...
bkamr 05/31/2014 8 6 - -
Proof that white, male priviledge exists
We teach our students to support their points with evidence, preferably with quotes/ statistics. We suggest having at least 3. In just the last few weeks, we have been introduced to: 1. Loren ...
bkamr 05/09/2014 21 2 - -
Action: Plant Milkweed Seeds
There is a terrific FP pointing to the terrific NYT article about the loss of monarch butterflies and bees. Want to help? For about $15, you can make a difference: Send SASE with $3 ...
bkamr 11/24/2013 74 105 5 -
Action Reminder: Call the WH w/ NO to Summers for Fed
Short and to the point: If you want to do something for the country, today: Call WH @ (202) 456-1111 Tell them: "Heck no (or Hell no) on Larry Summers for Fed Chair." and "Yes, for Yellen." Why?
bkamr 07/25/2013 5 5 - -
Pls. HELP! If you know me ... the Middle School National Science Standards are in the wrong order!
Hello. Anyone? I need help and some trust from this community. This is for ALL of our kids! Please, listen. I don't know HOW to get this out to anyone who will care or make a difference, but I ...
bkamr 07/22/2013 19 10 - -
Walking While "Tan:" 16 yo Son Trailed by Neighborhood Watch Captain & Questioned by Police
Over the last few months, our son has been recovering from a severe concussion from a sports injury, and as a result, he's been restricted from doing just about anything. So, when the doctor gave ...
bkamr 06/16/2013 297 635 5 -
Orphaned Wild Baby Bunnies
Every spring, we gladly go through weeks of anxious nuturing and inturrupted sleep as we attempt to rescue, raise, and release the orphan wild bunny kits that are brought to us. The picture is a ...
bkamr 06/05/2013 7 22 2 -
Ok, I'll give responsible gun ownership legislation a try.
We all keep calling for a responsible discussion and debate. Well, I'm up for having one, and I'll be glad to lay out some common sense legislation as a straw act, from my perspective as one ...
bkamr 12/30/2012 29 8 - -
What would you do, Mom?
My son is 16 going on 17, and he's very politically active ... into the news. So, he's certainly been aware of the Friday horror. In fact, he met me at the door as I came home late on Friday ...
bkamr 12/16/2012 97 251 5 -
The bittersweet letting go of my son as my canvassing buddy.
[Below the orange whatever is my letter to my son.] But first, some context: We came home tired, hungry, and a bit chilled after 8 hours of canvassing in Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Ohio, together,
bkamr 11/06/2012 20 34 1 -
LA Charter School Curriculum Lies
With just a week to go before school begins, I am busy getting my room ready, making copies of class materials, organizing lab supplies, and planning, plannning, planning. I am particularly looking ...
bkamr 08/08/2012 9 21 - 89
The dead man leaves a wife and 2 children
In January 2011, I wrote a diary about my family's story that got handed down to me about how the Gilded Age/ Robber Baron Era killed my great grandfather and didn't even pay to bury him. I ...
bkamr 07/23/2012 10 26 - 139
Black Lung is Back
One of my great grandfathers died from complications of Black Lung. He was a Pennsylvania coal miner, and he was born and lived most of his life during the 19th century. Well, it's the 21st century ,
bkamr 07/10/2012 34 70 1 293
Make the Damn Freeloaders pay their Fair Share!
Yesterday, I had a discussion with a friend who was very upset and angry about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). After a minute or so of listening to her rant, it was amply clear that she ...
bkamr 06/30/2012 481 428 27 2213
Okay, Santorum's most grotesque statement, yet.
MSNBC is carrying this: According to Santorum ... "One of the things that you don't know about ObamaCare in one of the mandates is they require free prenatal testing," Santorum began telling about ...
bkamr 02/19/2012 475 435 4 3580
Comfort Food ... from leftovers.
It's the day after Christmas, and our refrigerator is full of the leftovers. Our family company is gone, and there was no way we could eat it ... Unless, I got creative. As I looked at the ...
bkamr 12/26/2011 17 13 - 111
Thank you, Subscription Donors!
I thought I was the one in charge of the surprises, this Christmas morning. Sipping my coffee and waiting for everyone else to wake up and smell the coffee, so they could unwrap what I hoped were a ...
bkamr 12/25/2011 10 34 - 149
Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY4th) NOT seeking re-election!
Here's an odd thing just in: “In order to devote more time to my family, I have decided not to seek re-...
bkamr 12/16/2011 9 3 - 59
Try teaching students without books ...
Last week, I posted a diary about trying to run a science classroom on $2.87 per student per year -- thank you for all who participated. This week, I'd like to talk about how we don't give our ...
bkamr 12/04/2011 121 61 5 371
Try running a science class on $2.87/ student/ YEAR
We had a family friend over during the holiday who decided to go on a rant about "greedy teachers" and the SB5 vote in Ohio. Given that I was his hostess and a teacher, I considered his behavior ...
bkamr 11/27/2011 154 302 12 971
"Touched" by Sandusky
The former Penn State coach called it "Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story." You couldn't make that up. If it were in a Hollywood movie, critics would call it not believable.
bkamr 11/13/2011 19 15 - 149
Last day to donate 4 chance 4 dinner with Obama
As many probably know, the Obama Campaign is raffling off a dinner with Joe and Barack for a donation. If you're not like Malia or Sasha who get the things done before the 11th hour , today ...
bkamr 06/30/2011 16 1 - 60
Updated: My husband got a job! My sister IS crying.
2 years. Actually, a bit over 2 years, now. He's 62, and though we'd never really said it to one another, I know that we both were thinking that he'd probably never have a real, regular job, again.
bkamr 06/07/2011 49 63 - 215
Spring Brings Wild Baby Bunnies
Every spring, we gladly go through a ...
bkamr 05/07/2011 12 16 1 90
How to see: International Space Station and Shuttle
For all the science geek kossacks out there, time is running out to see a shuttle with the International Space Station. April 29th will be the 2nd to last launch and both Gabby and the Obamas will ...
bkamr 04/21/2011 18 13 - 118
What did the "old" do in the Olden Days?
Today, I learned how Gov. Mitch Daniels' state cared for indigent widows, orphans, and senior citizens, whose families could not take them in, during the early 1800's, and it blew my mind. I took ...
bkamr 04/14/2011 196 384 15 1611
Transocean CEO Gets Safety Bonus
Update: This is NOT snark. Transocean Ltd. gave its top executives bonuses for achieving the "best year in safety performance in our company's history" — despite ...
bkamr 04/03/2011 24 35 2 210
KY Dem Gov. Wins! No Cuts to Ed
Need a good news story? This is what you get when a Democratic Governor plays hard ball to win ... and Governor Beshear -D did it with bipartisan support for ...
bkamr 03/25/2011 18 34 - 136
Are Public Service Employees Too Expensive?
In a recent diary, I ran into a kossack who seemed to believe 4 assumptions: 1. Employing public employees = a bad/ expensive choice. 2. Breaking jobs down into parts and outsourcing some parts ...
bkamr 01/16/2011 712 280 13 182
The dead man leaves a wife and two children.
I took my mother her medication, today. She's 87, so I fill up her plastic, daily medication boxes. We almost lost her a year ago, due to getting just one pill wrong on a prescription it turned ...
bkamr 01/02/2011 185 415 10 187
The Top 5 Liberal HATE Groups
Being a strong believer in keeping an eye on your opposition, I subscribe to the Tea Party Nation's emails. They are usually pretty predictable, but today's missive was rather amusing and revealing.
bkamr 12/29/2010 109 57 - 202
US Refining Companies help Drug Cartels blow up Mexico
You know, just when you think you have a handle on how rotten these creeps can be, they get even sleazier. Now on MSNBC.com - ...
bkamr 12/19/2010 10 13 - 47
I got a double digit salary raise from HCR!
Like millions of other Americans who have health insurance through their employers, I just performed the annual Fall ritual -- choosing a health care plan for next year. As usual, I put it off to ...
bkamr 10/23/2010 373 307 6 185
Our son was bullied, this week. Updated: re National Anti-bullying Day Oct. 20
It seems like such a nothing statement, unless you or someone you love has been through it. Our happy son became a basket case in less than 36 hours, and I'm not sure as an adult if I would have ...
bkamr 10/10/2010 130 53 3 160
ACTION: Feed our brothers and sisters
Okay, I think we all get the political reality that the Republicans and Nelson are heartless bastards. My progressivism goes beyond the political ups and downs and the meta stuff -- just like I ...
bkamr 07/03/2010 10 13 - 41
Mom, would you mind if I was gay?
This week, the documentary "Anyone and Everyone" aired on our PBS station. It was on very early in the morning, but I was delighted to see that this incredibly important film was even being shown, ...
bkamr 06/05/2010 257 300 7 96
Why do you like the Tea Party Movement?
A neighbor stopped by to admire the red, white, and blue pinwheels we'd put up across our front yard. The 7 of them do look rather festive, turning and sparkling in the sun. But they aren't there ...
bkamr 05/30/2010 90 38 - 32
KY Libertarians dis Paul - May run against him.
It seems that the KY Libertarians find Paul offensive too. Party Vice Chairman Joshua ...
bkamr 05/26/2010 19 6 - 26
VIDEO: Paul & McConnell hold "Unity" Rally in Broom Closet
The Republicans had their Unity Rally on Saturday where McConnell and Grayson had the opportunity to hug Rand Paul. As covered by ...
bkamr 05/23/2010 58 38 - 86
Orphaned Wild "Easter" Bunnies
"Come, quick!" A rabbit had darted under my friend's car as she was backing out, this morning. After quieting her 3 crying children, she went to round up the dog who was going crazy, barking at ...
bkamr 04/02/2010 114 33 4 41
UPDATED: Yeah, Dreihaus Waivering - Cincy Rally Planned for Friday!
Last night, on the 11 o'clock Cincinnati News, the reporter said he'd just gotten done talking with Rep. Driehaus and that he was willing to vote YES if he could be more comfortable about ...
bkamr 03/18/2010 58 24 1 125
Reposted: Link to specific HCR impact in YOUR Congressional District
I'm reposting a link to a diary by Michael Morrill entitled How does the Healthcare Bill Affect Your District? It contains a link to an amazing site where you can get ...
bkamr 03/17/2010 44 21 - 29
$12.00 for Coakley w/ $2 from my kid - Can You Match Us?
There are are some moments as a parent that really make you smile. I'd just gotten done making some calls and was reading this on ...
bkamr 01/16/2010 16 20 - 44
Republican Strategy to Divide Dems (Poll)
It is ironic that we are experiencing a season of divisiveness amongst ourselves, during the administration of our first African American, given what was just released on Monday from the National ...
bkamr 01/11/2010 27 5 - 73
ACTION: Move Your Money!
Huffpo is highlighting a practical way to vote with bucks against the Too Big To Fail banksters. It is a simple, consumer action plan. Move Your Money to regional banks. Now, I'...
bkamr 12/30/2009 43 24 - 65
Why did HCR "fail" and what's next? w/ POLL
I am very worried about the tactics being put forward by Jane Hamsher and now Cenk. My concerns are far from personal; I know neither of these people in the least. And, if you ...
bkamr 12/26/2009 23 4 - 32
We lost our bunny.
In the greater scheme of things and all the important things going on, I guess it may seem small to post a diary about my loss of my 3 lb, floppy eared little buddy -- but I can't stop crying for my ...
bkamr 11/09/2009 83 43 - 43
Proposed: A New Constitutional Amendment
Okay, I'm just about convinced that we need to use The Constitution to try to bring some reality back into the halls of Congress. Amendment Proposed: Any congress person with an ...
bkamr 10/23/2009 31 10 - 64
Free and Reduced Lunches for children
This is a repost for all those whose schools opened after Labor Day. In that pile of forms that you may have gotten the first week is an application for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. With ...
bkamr 09/19/2009 13 15 - 106
Help! We teachers need you re school speech issue.
As a teacher who had to send home Opt Out letters with my government class students, PLEASE, (yes, I'm shouting) call your local school board and politely object to this ...
bkamr 09/05/2009 12 11 - 5
Free and Reduced Lunches
It’s back to school time, and one of the forms we send home with students during the first week of school is the application for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. With unemployment at ...
bkamr 08/31/2009 31 18 - 36
Why and when did this country start to hate unions?
Being a proud member of my Teacher's Union over the last 5 years, I have become increasingly surprised and even alarmed by the passionate hatred so many Americans seem to have for unions. Even ...
bkamr 08/01/2009 97 21 - 40
A teacher's view of cell phones at school.
I originally posted this as a comment in a parenting diary, but with back-to-school just around the corner, I thought it might contain a few useful considerations for a broader audience. First off, ...
bkamr 07/26/2009 164 49 4 221
MSNBC!  Shuster is about to cover the Freep attack on Malia.
They just put the tease up. I thought it might get bumped with the Congressional hearings, but he's actually going to do it. I'll try to capture it as the piece goes. Tune in now 3:29 ET if you ...
bkamr 07/13/2009 197 60 1 28
Wild Baby Bunnies
It's that time of year when wild bunnies are doing what rabbits do - BREED! And, that means there are plenty of nests in yards for cats, dogs, kids and lawn mowers to disturb. Frequently, I get ...
bkamr 07/10/2009 79 40 8 115
A thank you letter, from a heterosexual re: "Gay Issues"
There have been a couple of back and forth diaries in the last weeks, and especially over the last couple of days. In one of these, I was really struck by a comment-to-my-comment in which I'd tried ...
bkamr 06/27/2009 60 48 2 33
What will happen to Jacob?
Jacob is not his real name. I want to preserve his privacy; he's only fourteen. But, I also wanted to share his story, because I think it's important for all of us to understand that when we hear ...
bkamr 06/09/2009 18 29 1 233
Action Diary for Public Option Healthcare w/o Triggers
As a union member teacher, my health insurance premium, dental, and cancer rider, is now 28% of my take home pay. Health insurance is our single biggest expenditure, and with this year's ...
bkamr 06/08/2009 10 8 - 8
ACTIONS for Public Healthcare w/o triggers NOW!
I’m probably NOT the best to lead this effort at all, but I’m willing to take a stab at it. I’ve been reading posting after posting urging action, NOW!, stressing that tomorrow is ...
bkamr 06/07/2009 58 29 3 27
Reid blocking Gitmo Closure! Wrong. Action taken.
I'm going to repost an TAKE ACTION diary I wrote immediately after Ried started with his nonsense regarding Gitmo. Why? Because after I initially posted this, a front page piece ...
bkamr 05/19/2009 104 35 1 21
Mom's Day on 25 bucks & motherless boys in African Copper Mines
Like so many, our family is struggling financially, since my husband has been unemployed for going on a year. We are fortunate since my job is rather secure as a teacher, but it's pretty tough to ...
bkamr 05/09/2009 10 8 1 160
UPDATED: Emanuel says Obama does NOT want to try policy makers - NYT calls for impeachment
Trying to get the exact quote, but on George S, Rahm Emanuel just said in no uncertain terms that Obama has been working on ...
bkamr 04/19/2009 335 28 1 20
ONLY $8.00 per paycheck
I was going to make this just a reply to the following comment in another diary, but I changed my mind. After listening to local debates that seem to include an awful lot of people who seem to ...
bkamr 02/16/2009 59 33 - 20
KY Teachers facing lay-offs: Keep Educ $ in Stim Plan
As Sen. Mitch McConnell of KY leads the Republican stall and gut effort on the Stimulus Bill, KY teachers are facing a round of layoffs! What was a possible 2-3% reduction in school funding is ...
bkamr 02/06/2009 23 11 - 3
Action:  MSNBC.com follows Obama's Lead, asking for dialog
MSNBC.com seems to be following Obama's lead in asking for more of a dialog. We have an opportunity to get our message through to the traditional media. No kidding, they are actually asking for ...
bkamr 01/30/2009 16 25 - 15
Got Hope?
There seems to be a constructive debate roiling through numerous diaries, lately. To be or not to be, hopeful ? My son was nearly beside himself when he ...
bkamr 01/19/2009 4 3 - 7
"Mrs. K, I have nothing to barter." "Mrs. K, I don't have lunch money"
The American Public School system is the the only institution where there is compulsory attendance for a huge percentage of Americans, everyday. And, those young Americans who pass through our ...
bkamr 12/12/2008 692 1087 54 266
12 yo immigrant does GOTV for Obama - How about you?
It's 6 am on a Saturday, and I just woke up my 12 year-old son to get up and get ready. And, I'm smiling with pride as my tween who has definitely reached the point where nature has him wanting ...
bkamr 11/01/2008 9 12 - 2
Let's GOTV folks. Make a realistic To Do List, now.
I know we're tired. It is the over-the-top-exhaustion time. It is the time when all us squeamish Dems start to quake and go into our conflict avoidance mode. Well, maybe I'm just projecting.
bkamr 10/26/2008 4 5 1 2
ACTION Alert pls! Politifact.com - Ayres Smear is "Pants on Fire"
Diary will be off list soon given polling news, Nobel Prize, etc. Take a sec to read and act? Thx. Politifact.com has given the Ayres smear a Pants on Fire rating. This is a well done ...
bkamr 10/13/2008 13 23 4 11
ALERT:  The Team Obama GOTV switch is happening!
I just noticed on my calls that it just got A LOT more sophisticated and targeted. ALL my calls were directed and targeted in a REALLY smart way. My call lists were just women (I'm female)
bkamr 10/11/2008 190 781 20 44
12 yr old boy offers $7.50 "life savings" for a matching donation
Dear Kos People, I only have $7.50 but it is ALL I have. I'm giving it to Mom to give to Senator Obama. I asked Mom to let me use this diary to try to get more people to help him ...
bkamr 10/09/2008 70 65 1 16
YUCK! The "new neg." in OH ads? Barack as babykiller
First, Palin was stomping for cash by calling Obama a terrorist pal, and just now, on a Cincinnati Ohio station market, I saw an ad I hadn't seen before. The ad has a cute, crying baby as the ...
bkamr 10/04/2008 76 17 1 15
Update w/ Poll & KO coverage! McCain "I've always wanted to be a dictator."
A few diaries have tried to get this noticed, but with the Bail Out and the Polls, I'm afraid it's getting lost. So, I'm going to try to rescue Cobalt's catch. Hopefully, a Kos heavy or KOS will ...
bkamr 10/01/2008 43 22 3 5
Sarah makes "salad" sense
Watching Katie's interview of Sarah, as a Middle School teacher of history and comparative anthropology, I KNEW what I was seeing and I froze in rapt fear: I see it sometimes from some of my best "...
bkamr 09/27/2008 33 24 3 17
UPDATE w/ video: NBC nightly just eviscerated McCain & Palin
I think "The View" and SNL just shamed the big boys into growing a couple! Following a really VERY strange walk by Brian Williams going from the anchor seat at NBC to cNBC's studio (SIGNAL: Folks ...
bkamr 09/17/2008 68 54 5 22
UPDATE: "If you're happy and you know it" ... ah give a kid a chance!
My Mom wanted me to put this idea up for someone who knows how to make videos on the web. I started singing: "If you're happy and you know it -- vote McCain." "If you're happy and you know it -- ...
bkamr 09/16/2008 10 - - -
I'm having some success with Red state women.
I was doing some calls for southern OH (I'm from the area, so I know the folks) just at the time when Palin was named, and I sincerely stumbled upon an approach that seems to really be ...
bkamr 09/08/2008 28 36 2 27
The DRAFT - Updated
The big "D" word. Looking at HuffPo's pictures of the quartet of chicken hawk furies who are going to be McCain's chorus at the RNC Convention, I had to grab my teenage son and ...
bkamr 08/20/2008 18 7 - -
"Obama can't debate" meme (Updated)
The traditional media and jerks like Brad Blakeman seem to have a talking point: "Obama doesn't like to debate." "He only does well with a teleprompter." Frankly, I kind of hope this continues ...
bkamr 08/06/2008 9 2 1 4
Dig Deeper - Donate Day!!!
Okay, I'm pretty darn broke. BUT, I just remembered that old 1st marriage wedding band that is pretty darn big and heavy that is just gathering dust in a drawer. So, I'm heading to the local ...
bkamr 07/31/2008 24 4 1 -
Breaking: Andrea Mitchell defends Barack Obama
Pigs are flying! Andrea Mitchell is defending Barack Obama on MSNBC (5:25 ET) re: - His visiting wounded troops in the Green Zone - That he was shooting hoops with the troops - That footage ...
bkamr 07/28/2008 124 55 - 28
"Obama is a Baby Killer who doesn't believe in God."
I would have added a snark note, but this is no laughing matter. Asking our young son how he liked his Christian summer camp experience in southern Indiana, yesterday, he reported that he loved the ...
bkamr 07/26/2008 45 18 - 175
Time for Fireside Chats?
Many of us were pleased and relieved to see American flags waving at the Berlin speech. Why? When Bush framed the world as being “either with us or against us,” not only Europeans, ...
bkamr 07/25/2008 10 2 - 2
Appalachia, Hillary and Standing Together
This is my first diary. Reading the Kos post about the KS woman who felt hopeless and the diary about WV, I thought I'd share my perceptions re: neighbors and friends here in KY. I'm not much of a ...
bkamr 07/22/2008 29 20 - 39
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