Welcome to your Friday open thread. Thank goodness it’s Friday, this week can’t end soon enough for me.
Rick Santorum is goofy. Here he is speaking out against early childhood education:
Last month, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) — a long-shot contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination — said American students scoring low on history tests is proof of “a conscious effort on the part of the left, who has a huge influence on our curriculum, to desensitize America to what American values are so they are more pliable to the new values that they would like to impose on America.” During a campaign appearance at the Perry Public Library in Perry, Iowa this week, Santorum took this line of thinking a step further, explaining that he is opposed to early childhood education programs because he feels they are a government attempt to “indoctrinate your children“:
It is a parent’s responsibility to educate their children. It is not the government’s job. We have sort of lost focus here a little bit. Of course, the government wants their hands on your children as fast as they can. That is why I opposed all these early starts and pre-early starts, and early-early starts. They want your children from the womb so they can indoctrinate your children as to what they want them to be. I am against that.
“Obviously, socialists love children, just like they love people in groups of one million or more,” Santorum added.
What can I say about that nonsense? I have no idea if he really believes this or if he’s trying to get some attention to his campaign from nowhere. I think liberals pay more attention to him than anyone else.
According to court documents, Resendiz admitted in a June 2010 deposition that he was drunk when he signed nine contracts with the architectural design firm Synthesis+ for $1 million worth of work.
Resendiz said in the deposition that he signed the documents in May or June of 2008 at the local restaurant Ardovino’s after “a good two and a half, three hours” of drinking, Rene Romo of the Albuquerque Journal reports (sub req).
The design firm denies this, saying the contracts were signed at City Hall. Meanwhile, the citizens of the town are probably cringing in embarrassment.
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