Ask Questions Then Ponder the Answers

I was watching the people who came in & went into the polling station in Windsor on Tuesday May 12th 2015

It was interesting to see just how many people who showed up to vote actually didn’t even know why they were there & what the answers would mean if they made one of 2 choices

Frustrating as I worked the polls was that people would ask to see an explanation but there wasn’t one that actually clearly explained what the 2 options would mean to the voter & working the polls we workers have to be Unbiased so we can’t give detailed answers as to how people should vote

A YES vote = Higher Taxes if the Budget Passed

A No Vote = No Higher Taxes Wanted & if the Budget Failed it goes back to the Town Council to Adjust

The School Board portion of the budget is almost 3 times that of the rest of the town budget but no one really understands why it costs so much because “the powers that be” aren’t really honest about where & what the budget money is being spent on (besides the excess of 6 figure employees) so parents are conned into thinking that pre-k is the solution to a problem that is actually created by the flawed system that is designed to fail the students …

Below a clip from Jonathan Pelto’s blog on CT education…

“So Connecticut parents and taxpayers;

When you are being abused or hearing about children and parents being abused and harassed for opting out of the unfair and discriminatory Common Core SBAC test or when you are paying more in taxes and watching important school programs and services cut, now that thanks to our elected and appointed  officials we are pissing away $100,000,000.00 a year forcing children to take a test that will tell us that students from rich families tend to do better and student from poor families tend to do worse on standardized tests.”

http://jonathanpelto.com/2015/05/14/rich-do-better-poor-do-worse-step-right-up-and-try-your-luck-at-the-sbac-test/

Can you afford an out of control Board of Ed that spends money without consideration of the costs for both our taxpaying families now but also in the future 3, 5 even 10 years down the road?

Can you afford to allow an out of control Board of Ed to experiment with your children’s education with implementing programs that do not work. These schemes are only profiting big corporations while giving our children a substandard education as is being proven time & again with the common core not only here in Windsor but across the nation?

Can you afford to not start asking questions about why the Board of Ed so divided?

Why the democrats are refusing to answer the questions that the Republican BoE members are asking?

Why are the democrats complaining about the Budget Referendum Voting Process when they lose but not when they win?

Why are the democrats trying to push for our Right to Say NO to the Budget AWAY? Who are they to say that We the People who Pay the Taxes Do Not Deserve Our Right to Say NO?

Taxation Without Representation ring a bell? The rich tyrants in the democrat party are trying to force us into debt & out of our homes so that they can pay their crony friends 6 figure salaries at our expense! The tyrants are angry because when we vote NO to their budgets they have to cut back the plans they have to give away our money to their schemes…

Can you afford to keep granting more & more money to the Board of Ed when they have mismanaged the money they already been given over the years? The school budget has been steadily increasing but we’re not seeing positive results from all of our sacrifices. Private & Magnet Schools spend less money & graduate their students at a higher rate & better educated.

The problem is how the administration of the schools & the expensive testing being done that takes away from learning time & the common core curriculum

If you are tired of paying increasing taxes while not seeing results in education & suffering reductions in town services; then it is time for you to call the town hall & tell them to #StopTheOutOfControlBoardOfEd

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June 12 2010

Vlogging, Blogging, Journaling, Writing a Diary the ways in which we tell our story share our feelings & vent our frustrations has changed over the years but I was thinking about it as I was reading some of my old posts these writing tools are in a small way a piece of history, maybe not super important changing the world history but still the history of a family.

Like many others who blog I’ve shared some not so nice feelings, but since this is part of our family history & they were thoughts & feelings & part of the healing process I am going to work to preserve & gather the posts from around the various places & stitch them together here.

As the title indicates this is a blog post from 5 years ago – sometimes the mundane is in reality a blessing it all depends upon how you look at it…

Looking back at the posts is a blessing yes some of the posts bring tears to my eyes while others are making me laugh  but all of them are making me thankful as I see how God has worked in our lives & used some of those hard times to shape me & our family & HE is not done with us yet…. what will the next 5 years bring?

Rainy Days

Sitting here listening to the rain & wondering

How many are sitting & crying out there?
A grey rainy day can be at times depressing when looked at in the wrong frame of mind
Rain is considered to be a Blessing from God by farmers & in the Bible
Although your outside plans for today may have been cancelled due to rain today
Have you considered how the rain is blessing you?
Is your lawn & garden getting a free watering?
Are you drinking a cool glass of lemonade or koolaid? 
Well the rain has replenished the reservoir or well that you got the water for your coffee even
So stop your tears & say Thank You for the small blessings of rain