Thursday, September 17, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3028, September 17th, 2015

Ronald Reagan. (Photo: Richard Avedon, LuLac archives) most likely asking "What did you people do with my 11th Commandment?"
Okay, we were on Twitter last night and along with Gort did some commenting. Folks, we can’t keep getting hyped up about these things as if they are the Kennedy-Nixon debates because we will be out of steam, energy and interest.
No one really lost but a few made an impression.
No one is king of the hill but no one among the big 11 is scraping toward the bottom either.
No candidate of the 11 did anything to get themselves an early exit last night. Let’s play teacher (oh wait will I get paid for this??) and grade them.
RAND PAUL: C Paul came out of the shadow of the last debate, wasn’t as strident and defended his opposition to the Iraq War and the Iran deal. He may be second tier in some minds but the votes aren’t in at all and he still has a chance to catch fire. Slight chance but a chance. My question is where did his father’s coalition move to?
CHRIS CHRISTIE: C PLUS A lot of people seem to think that he did well but to me he just reinforced himself as the Jersey bully. The stunt at the beginning where he asked the camera people to pan the audience got him a C Plus for its guts. But he has not been going great guns economically in the Garden State. It’s okay for him to blame his predecessor but wasn’t okay for President Obama to do the same in ‘09. I’m biased here because I think the only good things that ever came out of Jersey were Jim Gibson, F. Regis Bulman and the 4 Seasons.
CARLY FIORINA: B PLUS She was tough on foreign policy, eviscerated Trump on the “face” comment and Foreign Policy. Ironically she seemed to have the most balls on the podium. Her revelation about a deceased child was something she related to her social programs and she was tough on the enemies of the U.S. A very skilled performance that I hope was not a reprise of her board room speeches at HP, all hat, no cattle.
JEB BUSH: B MINUS: Did not hurt himself except when he defended the Foreign Policy of his brother. True George W. kept us safe but led us on a wild goose chase in Iraq. If not for John McCain pushing for the surge, well, you know. He seemed more energized and quick witted. If donors were worried about Bush before the debate, he kept those critics at bay.
TED CRUZ: C MINUS Sorry it might be me but all I see is Mr. Haney from “Green Acres” Defended his adversarial relationship with the GOP and gave us history lesson on who he would have wanted for Supreme Court justices. Good camera presence and delivery.
MIKE HUCKABEE: B MINUS He was very passionate, animated and proved he was more than a one trick religious pony given his recent Kim Davis fiasco. What I liked was how he transitioned into the debate with references to values and President Reagan. I agree with him on the tax code and the flat tax which worries me.
BEN CARSON: C Very measured, almost like he was giving the country a diagnosis. Never really raised his voice and really didn’t seem to be interesting to the fast paced tempo of the debate.
MARCO RUBIO: B MINUS He was skilled in crystallizing his point. Good knowledge on Foreign Policy and presented himself as the new generation of the GOP. Something Walker and Cruz couldn’t do.
SCOTT WALKER C PLUS He came out swinging and got into a dust up with Donald Trump. Walker again repeated his resume and the way stood up against the labor unions in Wisconsin. I give him credit for that but I’m thinking the GOP is looking for more of a candidate that can stand up to Putin.
JOHN KASICH: B Looked tired but recited his resume and accomplishments. Made a nice reference to Air Force One where he worked as a Congressman with Ronald Reagan. Some say he looked tired, I just think he was lost in the shuffle. He was at a C PLUS but moved up when he asked the crew to stop doing the Trump show ad talk about the issues.
DONALD TRUMP B MINUS He was okay but blew it with Fiorina contradicting himself by proclaiming she was a beautiful woman. Every woman knows that was bullshit. Carly Fiorina is not a beautiful woman. She’s a handsome, attractive well put together smart woman but c’mon Donald. He would have been better off had he said, “The off the cuff comments I made were inappropriate, it was afar a long day and interview, believe me Mrs. Fiorina I will learn from this” and just left it at that. On Fox this morning he said that if he apologized that would have been the headline. This is where he has to figure out who he wants be as a candidate, provocateur or statesman. Statesmen get to govern. Also despite being attacked by everyone on Foreign policy and his fitness to lead, he held all of them at bay. He might have gotten a B if he was more specific. But I gave him the B MINUS because he was still the guy everyone was talking about and got the most time.


Trump taught his competitors well in the first debate. If you yell loud enough, you’ll get to control the panel.

Congressman Matt Cartwright. (Photo: LuLac archives).
U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright (D-PA, 17) and David McKinley (R-WV, 1) introduced the bipartisan Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act (H.R. 3535), named for two pioneers in the education of deaf and blind students. This landmark legislation would dramatically improve educational results for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind.
In 1975, Congress enacted America's federal special education law known today as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Cogswell-Macy Act would amend and modernize IDEA to address the largely unmet unique needs of students with sensory disabilities. The bill would: ensure that students with vision and/or hearing disabilities are properly identified, evaluated and served, especially when they may have additional disabilities; guarantee that students with sensory disabilities are provided with the full array of special education and related services they must have to truly receive a free and appropriate public education; promote and support teachers and associated professionals who are critical to the delivery of such services; and hold all levels of our public education system accountable for these expectations.
“Upwards of 350,000 students are deaf or hard of hearing, and an estimated 100,000 have blindness or vision loss. Yet less than one-third of those students are reported as having those needs under IDEA. That is completely unacceptable,” Rep. Cartwright said. “This legislation would ensure that students who are deaf, hard of hearing blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind receive an equal and appropriate education and have access to vital services. I look forward to working with my colleagues to guarantee that all children can succeed and achieve their potential.”
“Americans have made great strides since 1975 toward improving the lives of children dealing with hearing and sight disabilities but there is still more work to be done. We need to ensure the nearly-half a million kids with these disabilities have the same opportunity as other children to learn and develop skills. This is a common sense step to ensure we are helping these children,” Rep. McKinley said.
The American Foundation for the Blind and Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf have endorsed the Cogswell-Macy Act, along with more than 100 other leading national, regional and community-based organizations.
“The introduction of this bill represents a momentous step toward the transformation of this country’s special education system in a manner that will truly allow for students who are blind or visually impaired to succeed in a twenty-first century classroom.” said Kim Charlson, president of the American Council of the Blind (ACB).
"The Cogswell-Macy Act is the most significant national proposal to improve education for students who are deafblind we've seen in decades," said Mussie Gebre, President of the national consumer advocacy group, DeafBlind Citizens in Action (DBCA). "When America's deafblind children and youth have their unique communications and learning needs fully met, are provided with essential supports such as intervener services, and are empowered by our national education system to rise to their full potential, well then just you look out because they're on their way to achieve great things. Just watch us and see for yourself!"
"Our national special education law has been a success at getting kids with disabilities into their neighborhood schools, but what we haven't done yet is to make sure that students with vision loss get the education they deserve once they get in the schoolhouse door," said Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy for the American Foundation for the Blind. "We've waited forty years, and we're not waiting another forty to give kids who are blind or visually impaired an education that is worthy of their tremendous potential. That's why the Cogswell-Macy Act is imperative."
"We expect that the passage of the Cogswell-Macy Act will rectify years of misapplication of IDEA for deaf and hard of hearing children everywhere. Deaf and hard of hearing children continue to experience language and academic delays because their educational environments are not optimal or even conducive to their learning," said James E. Tucker, Superintendent of the Maryland School for the Deaf and President of the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf. "Every student's Individualized Education Program needs to be student-driven and focused on the child's language, cognitive, and social development."
NAD President Chris Wagner stated “Every deaf or hard of hearing child deserves access to a quality education, and this Act will be an important step towards reminding states of their accountability regarding deaf, hard of hearing, blind, deafblind, and visually impaired children’s needs


Congressman Lou Barletta. (Photo: LuLac archives).
Congressman Lou Barletta voted for legislation designed to curtail frivolous lawsuits, which are responsible for billions of dollars a year in wasted productivity, legal fees, and court time, hurting job growth and slowing the economy. The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, H.R. 758, strengthens federal law by changing Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to make sanctions for frivolous suits in federal court mandatory rather than discretionary. The bill passed the House by a vote of 241-to-185.
“Many lawsuits, and the arguments of plaintiffs, have merit and certainly deserve their days in court,” Barletta said. “But too often, the courts are abused by actions that are truly frivolous and waste the court’s time. This ties up the system and drags victims of these lawsuits into court, causing them to rack up unnecessary legal fees, cutting productivity, and ultimately hurting the economy.”
The legislation strengthens federal court rules by making penalties mandatory in such situations, as compared to the toothless consequences that discretionary sanctions provide. The bill also does away with the so-called 21-day “safe harbor,” which currently allows lawyers to withdraw frivolous suits during that time period without fear of sanctions.





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