I need some help. The girls (and I) want to learn ASL. None of us has any kind of experience with the language, so we’re going to at least try to learn it via some kind of program. Does anyone have any experience in this area? Suggestions? Warnings? Wild guffaws?
We’re leaning towards Naturally Signing.
Target recently donated $150k to reactionary GOPer Tom Emmer, who is running for MN governor. I am personally going to boycott Target until they repent by donating a like sum to the DFL.
I haven’t posted anything homeschooling-related in about forever, but I couldn’t pass up this re-tread from the 1990s. A couple of quotes:
If you have time to commit, then homeschooling may be an alternative to traditional education venues. The time you spend homeschooling does not have to follow traditional models (8-5, five weekdays), but it does require at least the same amount of time.
The best homeschooling parents are former teachers
More secessionist talk from an (WARNING! REDUNDANCY ALERT!) ignorant Republican.
And everyone else ought to just get the hell out!
Shop at Home Depot and make a bunch of bigots cry.
I’m pretty sure that public school teachers ought not be anointing their students with “holy oil.”
Under the category of increasing revenues to the federal gov’t, our “betters” are getting set to implement a fee that I bet will generate zero dollars in the next year:
There’s even a new fee if you’d like formally to renounce your U.S. citizenship — it costs nothing now, but the price tag will be $450 starting Tuesday.
Here’s how you can renounce your citizenship:
formally renouncing U.S. citizenship before a U.S. diplomatic or consular officer outside the United States (sec. 349 (a) (5) INA);
formally renouncing U.S. citizenship within the U.S. (but only under strict, narrow statutory conditions) (Sec. 349 (a) (6) INA);
So, let’s say I’m overseas and decide that I want to be the new “Man Without a Country.” I go to the nearest consulate, make an appointment to see an officer, and announce that “I, Daryl Cobranchi, a natural born citizen of the United States formally renounce my US citizenship.” How is the officer going to respond? Will he say, “Thank you very much, Mr. Cobranchi. Will you be paying by Visa or Amex?” And if I refused to pay, would he force me to stay a citizen? Bizarre.
At first glance I read this as “Crotch.”