I don’t really care what you believe. Go tell the politicians to scrap the standardized testing part of W’s “No Child Left Behind.”
[eyeroll] Meanwhile, it doesn’t change who begat the whole situation. Go complain to the parents who demanded standardized testing in the first place and demand the politicians repeal it.
Never heard them called “slider” Jarts before. I thought the plastic fins always slid. At least that’s how I remember them. I’ll have to check the box in the garage. I personally think they’re fine to use so long as you keep people far away from the playing area. I tape it off to make it easier to make sure the kids stay clear of it.
Oh, I wasn’t trying to be humorous. I was being sardonic. That odious, overgrown petulant toddler with a perennially bad spray tan is personally responsible for how bad the COVID-19 response has been. He continued to hold rallies in which he down played the seriousness of the situation and called the growing urgency for action a Democratic hoax to hurt his election chances months after the World Health Organization declared it a global health emergency. The few weeks in which he at least pretended to take the crisis seriously, he whined that people weren’t praising him enough for the few actions he actually did take and bitched when members of the press dared ask him inconvenient yet completely valid questions that reminded people of his complete lack of leadership and bungling of the situation. And even though the country’s infection rate is rivaling that of Italy and China as the world’s worst and that we haven’t even come close hitting the peak, Trump wants the country to stop social distancing and go back to normal by Easter. In a time when a single infected person can infect dozens of people around them, Trump wants the churches packed for Easter services. Why? Because he’d rather watch poor people die in a global pandemic than the stock market to continue to fall.
So, yeah. I’m dealing with the crisis that Trump helped create, and the gallons of blood on Trump’s hands by making fun of him. DEAL. WITH. IT.
It’s a task I do at my work place to help prevent the spread of the virus, so I don’t have a choice in what we use. It’s just what they buy. Though they’re going to hear about the lack of PPE when I call in to give them the results of the test I had to take after inhaling all that bleach mist gave me symptoms that were similar enough to COVID-19 to convince 2 different nurses on the clinics special hotline that I needed to take the test.
Hell, I doubt our Dear Leader thought beyond his next Big Mac.
You can blame Common Core on parents and politicians. Parents demanded testing to prove teachers are actually getting through to their spoiled brats, so politicians looking to pander for votes put standardized testing into law. Common Core is little more than a consortium of states trying to minimize the cost of that testing. It’s a lot cheaper for a group of states to use the same test than for each individual state to develop their own.
You mean a classic set of Jarts from the ‘50s to the ’80s. The modern sets were redesigned for safety. They now have a shorter, rounder weighted front that’s almost impossible to injure someone with unless you purposefully and forcefully bludgeon someone with it. I have a modern set and classic set I found in the garage the previous homeowners left.
Bets isn’t all that likable, but Ann is so intolerable, I’ve skipped reading strips where I’ve seen Ann in them.
My workplace busy season starts somewhere around mid-April/May and leaves me too exhausted to cook work lunches, so I’ve already been slowly buying extra food to prepare, portion, and freeze for work lunches and snacks to last 3 months.