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Dani Rice Free

retired history teacher & medical "something"

Recent Comments

  1. about 5 hours ago on Steve Benson

    Ah, but that wasn’t stated. As Fausto said, if you chose a private school that’s on you, not the taxpayer.

  2. about 5 hours ago on Steve Breen

    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory? That was in 1911. The Hamlet chicken processing plant fire was in 1991, and we haven’t learned a damned thing. In this day and age, the doors were chained shut from outside “to stop theft” and repairs were jury-rigged at best.

  3. about 10 hours ago on Steve Breen

    How horrible! Ironically, the fire was on Ash Wednesday – one of the most somber days in the Christian calendar.

    When we get to fussing about safety rules and fire drills, we need to remember these two events, as well as the Ghost Ship and Coconut Grove, and I’m sure there are others to add to this sad litany.

  4. about 12 hours ago on Steve Breen

    OLOA was in Chicago. Huge school, one fire escape, wooden floors and stairs, and what few extinguishers they had were mounted seven feet above the floor! Ninety-two students and three nuns died in the fire.

  5. about 12 hours ago on Steve Breen

    Was that Our Lady of the Angels?

  6. about 12 hours ago on Steve Breen

    Teflon Toad. I like that!

  7. about 12 hours ago on Steve Breen

    Warren and Buttigieg – yes. Bloomberg, not so much.

  8. about 13 hours ago on Steve Benson

    Horace Mann was very much in favor of free, universal education. Why do you think he is turning in his grave? Jumping for joy, maybe, but not spinning.

  9. about 13 hours ago on Steve Benson

    There was an article in a recent issue of the Reader’s Digest (February, I think, but don’t quote me) that reported a poll which revealed something close to 90% of Americans want background checks, 70% want licensing, and so forth. Why, oh WHY, do our lawmakers pander to the minority? Yeah, NRA money.

  10. about 13 hours ago on Steve Benson

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems that waiting for due process would give a person plenty of time to create havoc – and corpses.